Fritz Wetherbee coming to The Old Courthouse

Fritz Wetherbee to Appear at The Old Courthouse Restaurant in Newport


Newport, NH ….. Author and television personality Fritz Wetherbee is coming to Newport on March 28, 2012.


Fritz will appear at  The Old Courthouse, located in the heart of Newport’s Historic Downtown,  at 6 PM on March 28th  to tell stories, answer questions, sign books, and talk about his life growing up in New Hampshire.


Wetherbee has seven published books including his latest,“Fritz Wetherbee, New Hampshire Rocks”.  The books are collections of stories he has written for  WMUR-TV’s “New Hampshire Chronicle”.


“With this latest book I will have published about 850 stories about New Hampshire,” Fritz said. “Two more books and I’ll have over a thousand stories.”


He calls himself a “proud provincial.” He has, he said, spent almost all his life in the Granite State.

Born in 1936, he  grew up in Milford the oldest of five children.


Over the years he has worked at everything from tree climbing to being the Creative Director in an ad agency.


“I know the state very well,” he said, “I have met all the Governors from Sherman Adams on, and I’ve read most of the town histories.”


For ten years Fritz was the host of New Hampshire Crossroads on New Hampshire Public Television. For the past eight years he has written and presented a different nightly story on N. H. Chronicle. His segment is called, Fritz Wetherbee’s New Hampshire.


“I do historic stuff and funny stuff and personal stories. The only limits I have are that the stories are never to get old. We should be able to repeat any story in ten years and, aside from the car I am driving,  no one should know its an old piece. And,” he says, “all my stories must be about New Hampshire.”

Fritz lives with his “better half”, Laura in a two-hundred-sixteen-year-old home in Acworth (“The first town in the state,” he says,”…alphabetically.”) On his library shelves are dozens of state books plus five Emmys and a Bobble-Head Doll . He was honored with the bobble-head of himself for throwing out the first pitch at a Fisher Cats Game a couple years back.



The evening will begin at 6pm with a Meet and Greet and complimentary glass of wine,  followed by a three course dinner featuring maple glazed roast pork.  (chicken or vegetarian available by request)  The cost of the evening is $28.00 plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations required at 863-8360.