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100 strong, Up With People arrives in Laconia

LACONIA — An international cast of 100 young performers who will present two Up With People concerts here this coming weekend arrived in Laconia yesterday and hooked-up with their host families early last evening at the Middle School.Host families identified themselves to cast members who would be staying with them by carrying signs or symbols of New Hampshire attractions, such as Weirs Beach.Clyde Foxhall of Cleveland, Ohio and Adolfo Larra of Correon, Mexico, were asking people ''what's a Fishercat?'' and were able to locate their host after being told that it was the name of a minor league baseball team... Read more

Letters

Will 5 county taxpayers step up & demand true accountabi…

To The Daily Sun, Two years ago at the polls on election day, one of my opponents said that I was an anarchist. I wasn't offended, but I have to ask, compared to what? Our country, as we are taught in school, operates on the rule of law. We are not the subjects of monarchs, and we shall not be ruled by the whims of petty tyrants. If this is indeed a nation ruled by law,... Read more

Columns

Froma Harrop - The 'Spiral of Silence'

With folks yapping all day on social media — Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and the rest — how can there be such a thing as a "spiral of silence" online? Easy. Just make the experience of online political debate so disjointed, impersonal and unpleasant that people shut themselves up. Or they hide out in groupings where everyone says much the same thing. In that case, what they're doing is cheerleading, not debating. The "spiral of silence" is... Read more

Sports

Waukewan Ladies spend season's final day on the course

The Waukewan Ladies were delighted to play the final round for the season on August 26, a beautiful day filled with sunshine. The game of the day was a Best Ball Scramble. 47 women competed and the winning team scored an even par of 36. These 4 ladies won a trip to the prize table: Janet Pano, Carol Ashton, Karen Bourgeois, and Nancy Vercauteren. The four contest holes included Closest to the Pin in 2 shots... Read more

Weddings

Anniversary - Noe

Forrest and Dee Noe   Forrest and Dee Noe will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on August 22nd.  Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Forrest & Dee! From Your Loving Family       Read more

Calendar of Events

9-1-14 Calendar

25th Annual Alton Craft Fair featuring crafts, art, food, and music, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alton Bay Community House and Waterfront on Route 11 in Alton. Free admission. Held rain or shine. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m.... Read more

Announcements

Reception Sat. for artist Betty Mitchell at Gilmanton Year-R…

GILMANTON — Long-time Gilmanton resident Betty Mitchell will display her paintings as Artist in the Library for September and October. A reception and opportunity to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, September 6, 1:30-3 pm at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library on Route 140, opposite the Gilmanton School. Betty describes the development of her interest in painting: "I started oil painting about ten years ago as a very part-time interest. However, the time devoted to... Read more

Births

Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more

People

Brittany Sulham Crowned Miss Littleton Area 2014

Brittany Sulham, Miss Littleton Area 2014 Brittany Sulham, was crowned Miss Littleton Area on Saturday, June 21st. She is a 2014 graduate of Profile High School. Her platform was the importance of not texting while driving and her talent is modern dance. Her proud grandparents are Jackie and John Nikolais of Gilford, NH. Brittany resides in Bethlehem, NH. Read more

Obituaries

Abby M. Greene (Service)

GILFORD — A Graveside Service for Abby M. Greene, 80, of Old Lakeshore Road, will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. Mrs. Greene died on February 19, 2014.For those who wish and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to The New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053.Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral... Read more

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