2006 Porcupine Freedom Festival Silent Auction
With the 2005 Festival we began our new tradition of holding a Silent Auction. This event, a fun way to compete against fellow porcupines and friends, as well as support the FSP and the Porcupine Freedom Festival, features items libertarian in nature, of or about New Hampshire and/or made by Porcupines or friends.
Last year's offerings included a Festival poster signed by all speakers, Live What You Believe artist's proof signed by leadership, newly printed maps of old New Hampshire, beautiful handmade jewelry creations by a porcupine, a signed photograph of a New Hampshire winter scene, the #1 Buck porcupine knife signed by Mr. Buck, signed draft of Mr. Soren's book, and much more.
This year some of the items we have are:
• a United States 48 starred flag
• a moose mirror
• two Festival posters signed by Festival presenters
• some libertarian items which belonged to Crickenberger
• two V for Vendetta posters
• more porcupine made jewelry offerings
• two copies of Michael Edelstein's best selling book Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
• two telephone psychotherapy sessions with Dr. Edelstein.
• two Porcupine Buck knives
Check HERE for pictures of some of the items.
If you have something of interest to porcupines and friends please donate! If you'd like to donate but don't have anything of interest we will take donations to buy something to offer. And, of course, if you are coming to the festival, be sure to bring your checkbook!
For more information email our Silent Auction coordinator, Jean Alexander
Roger's Campground, Lancaster, NH.
Driving North on Interstate 93:
Take the Rte 3 exit in Franconia and turn right onto Rte 2 just before entering
Lancaster. Rogers Campground will be on your right 2 miles down the road just
over the hill.
From Burlington Vt:
Follow Interstate 89 South to Montpelier, take the Rte 2 Exit East. Follow
route 2 through Lancaster, Rogers Campground will be 2 miles from town on the
right hand side, just over the hill.
Getting to New Hampshire
- Manchester Airport
- Served by: Air Canada, Comair, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest,
United, and US Air
- Driving time to Lancaster: 2.5 to 3 hours.
- Burlington International Airport
- Served by: JetBlue, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, and US Air
- Driving time to Lancaster: 2.5 to 3 hoursr.
Greyhound goes to Littleton, NH,
which is a short 30 minutes from Lancaster.
Please contact PorcFestRides@freestateproject.org
if you're looking to share a ride.
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PorcFest 2006 Schedule
The schedules below are for use as a planning guideline. Details for many events will continue to be updated until the festival begins. Appearance of the names of friendly organizations, their leaders, or their members on this page does not constitute endorsement by the Free State Project. Check this page for updates! For schedule questions, please contact Kate Rick.
June 23-25 ("Official" Weekend)
||Mt. Liberty Hike with Dr. Michael Edelstein and FSP President Varrin Swearingen
||Silent Auction BEGINS
||Program sponsored by the Republican Liberty Caucus, with refreshments:
2:00pm Councilman David Scott on rooting out political corruption.
2:40pm Representative Paul Ingbretson on starting a weekly paper.
3:20pm Dan McGuire on creating an effective campaign theme.
4:00pm Introduction to the RLC followed by a regular meeting.
||Doers' Meeting at the Pavilion
This is a must-attend meeting for any Free State Project organizers, doers or wannabe volunteers!
3:00pm Snacks, drinks, mingling/introductions
3:15pm State of the FSP, Discussion and Q&A with the President and members of the FSP Board
4:15pm Volunteer recognition
4:30pm Call for new volunteers, discussion of volunteer opportunities
5:00pm Adjourn to the BBQ at the dining hall to mingle with the public
||President's Welcome by Varrin Swearingen
||Free Barbeque Dinner (donations welcome of course!)
||Adventurous Porcupines (who don't mind driving) can catch a screening of Serenity at the Regal Cinema in Concord. Details.
||9:00am - 9:45am
||Founder's Welcome - Jason Sorens addresses attendees
|9:45am - 11:45 pm
The State of the State: Education • Guns • Taxes • Regulation
9:45am REGULATION: Phil Greazzo of NH NORML, Cal Pratt of the NHLA
10:15am GUNS: Tony Lekas
10:45am EDUCATION: Charlie Arlinghaus of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy
11:15am TAXES: Ed Naile of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers (CNHT)
||Former Senator Mike Gravel (Alaska) will speak. He filibustered to end the draft in the 70s, and is now running for president (2008) and heading up the National Initiative for Democracy. He's going to talk for 20-30 minutes and take plenty of questions afterwards.
|1:30pm - 4:30 pm
||Activist Bootcamp: State Politics • Local Politics • Protests • Lawsuits
2:15pm STATE POLITICS: Dan McGuire (RLC), Keith Murphy (NHLA), Joel Winters (Granite State ID Coalition), Lee Button (Constitution Party of NH)
3:00pm LOCAL POLITICS: Dave Mincin and Kate Rick
3:30pm PROTESTS: Russell Kanning (nhfree.com)
4:00pm LAWSUITS: John Babiarz (NHLP)
||Silent Auction ENDS
||Liberty Ladies Cook-Off
||Screening of the movie Serenity at the main hall
A gathering of seekers
, campsite 30
Dr. Andrew Tempelman speaks on "traditions of self-government"
Atheist gathering, campsite 36
|12:00pm - 4:00pm
Thinking of New Hampshire as home already, but not sure where exactly you'll land?
Come on Sunday, June 25th, to the NH Info
-sponsored Town Information Day
Find out about communities all across the state, and make contacts for your own exploration.
Local Group Leaders/College Coordinators lunch and get-together, campsite 36.
All current and prospective local group/college group leaders are invited.
|11:00am - 7:00pm
Michael Badnarik's Constitution Class has been cancelled.
Spend the day finding your new home instead!
|Evelyn Logan, Refuse To Be a Victim Class
$10 donation (for materials)
Learn how to defend yourself in any situation. Email email@example.com asap to sign up!
|6:00pm - 9:00pm
2006 NH Liberty Ratings will be released, speakers, and more
Off site in Manchester, NH
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Support the FSP in two ways at once: purchase NH-related merchandise via these partner links, and the FSP will receive a share of the proceeds.
NHToDo Magazine Offer
Free State Project supporters can get a special $19.95 subscription to
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This is $5 off the regular annual subscription price, plus the FSP gets $2
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If you'd rather send a check than subscribe on the web, you can send it
with your address to:
NHToDo Magazine FSP Promotion PO Box 586 Londonderry, NH
New Hampshire Flags
New Hampshire state flags in a range of sizes, from 2'x3' to 6'x10'.
More flags available, including US and traditional Gadsdens.
New Hampshire Maps from Rand McNally
Laminated New Hampshire maps for
road trips, house-hunting, or strategizing:
New and Notable
The Commonwealth Fund's new State Scorecard ranks New Hampshire 3rd for health care quality! (2007)
According to Morgan Quinto:
New Hampshire is the 5th healthiest state in the Union! (2007)
New Hampshire retains its 4th place ranking on Safest States list! (2007)
New Hampshire rated most livable for 4th straight year! (2007)
New Hampshire rated 7th best in the Tax Foundation's 2007 State Business Tax Climate Index.
The Cato Institute notes that New Hampshire has the 4th lowest-size state/local bureaucracy (pdf, 2006)
Third in economic competitiveness in 2006 according to The Beacon Hill Institute. Full report (pdf).
Third-healthiest state in the United Health Foundation's 2006 America's Health Rankings .
New Hampshire is located in the New England region of the northeastern United States and is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Vermont to the west, and Quebec, Canada to the north. Of the 50 states, it is 46th in total area and 41st in population.
U.S. Census Bureau Information
NewHampshire.com, great all around source for information on New Hampshire
New Hampshire Map
New Hampshire News
Carroll County Independent
Coos County Democrat
Granite State News
(Nashua & S. NH)
NH Public Radio
Sandy Pierre's new blog, the Free State Observer
, reports on doings in New Hampshire
Most Livable State for 2005!
Best State for Well-Being of Children
2nd Healthiest State
#2 in 2005 Work Environment Index
Most Improved State
4th Safest State
New Hampshire State Climate Office
Recreation & Leisure
New Hampshire offers a wide variety of recreational and leisure time opportunities. Whether outdoor activities such as biking, hiking or rock climbing and skiing tickle your fancy, or antiquing, sight seeing, and music, the Granite State has many opportunities