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Large crowd gathers at Veterans Square for Laconia's observance of Memorial Day

LACONIA — Memorial Day is more than a just a three-day weekend of ''beaches, picnics and auto races'' Wilkins-Smith Post #1 American Legion commander Ray Peavey told an audience gathered Monday at Veterans Square for a Memorial Day ceremony.After noting that over a million Americans have sacrificed their lives for their country since the American Revolution, Peavey said ''Our fallen heroes are not just statistics. They were real people from real families who lived in real communities. We must honor their families for lives that were lost too early. We need to be there for those families, to give them... Read more


Lawmaker's actions aren't even 'penny wise', just 'pound foo…

To The Daily Sun, Much is said about the New Hampshire Advantage. We attribute many of our successes to our frugality and willingness to take care of our own communities while living within our means. But as much as we talk about it, sometimes we don't pay enough attention to what it really means, think about its components, and take proactive steps to preserve it. Protecting our natural resources and cultural heritage lies at the heart of... Read more


Froma Harrop - Why do so many eggs come from Iowa?

An outbreak of bird flu has forced American farmers to kill millions of egg-laying chickens, 32 million in Iowa alone — hence the rise in egg prices. But why so many? Because our eggs are now produced by a handful of gigantic farms. When one of their birds gets sick, the farmers have to kill them all. This concentration of egg production wasn't always the case. In the 1970s, there were about 10,000 commercial egg companies, according... Read more


Correction: Tibbits took 1st place for floor event

A caption printed in the May 19 edition incorrectly reported the results of a recent state-wide gymnastics competition. Adrianna LaFlower of the Lakes Region Gymnastics Academy Bronze team came in first in bars, beam and vault and second on floor. Skye Tibbits took first place on floor for the Bronze team. The bronze team rallied second place in The State Championship on May 10, 2015. Read more



Laura Crisanti and Joshua Carroll Mr. Cris Crisanti of Geneva, N.Y., announces the engagement of his daughter, Laura Catherine Crisanti, to Joshua Joseph Carroll, son of Judge James and Janet Carroll of Laconia, N.H.The future bride graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a bachelor of science and education degree and the State University of New York at Geneseo with a master of arts degree in speech language pathology. She is a speech language pathologist with Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services.The... Read more

Calendar of Events

5-26-17 Calendar

Pitman's open mic Community Coffee House to help raise funds for Alana Persson who will be traveling with Up With People (UWP), 6-8:30 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. Cost is $7 at the door. Hot and iced tea/coffee, water bottles, and desserts provided. 50/50 raffle and silent auction. All musicians., poets, comedians, storytellers, etc., welcome to perform. For more information call 581-5517 or email Presentation on the history of New England's stone walls... Read more


Community Coffee House to be held at Pitman’s Freight Room t…

LACONIA — The monthly Community Coffee House at Pitman's Freight Room will be held Tuesday, May 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Freight Room in Laconia. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event is an open mic concept where individuals from the community are welcome to perform live musical pieces, songs, poems, comedy skits, short stories, and more. In the past few months, the event has attracted live folk musicians, authors, singers from around the... Read more


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


18-hole indoor mini-golf course opens at Funspot

LACONIA — Funspot Family Entertainment Center in Weirs Beach has recently opened its brand new 18 Hole Indoor Mini-Golf Course. Featuring hand-made scale models of New Hampshire landmarks, the theme of Funspot's outdoor mini-golf since the 1960s, this 5,500 square foot course is suitable for all ages and costs $5 to play. In 1964 the outdoor mini-golf was the first attraction built at Funspot after the business moved from its original location above Tarlson's Arcade on... Read more


George E. Leavitt, 81

MOULTONBOROUGH — George Edwin Leavitt, 81, of Moultonborough, passed away at Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, May 22, 2015 after a brief illness. Born on April 19, 1934, in Framingham, Mass., he was the son of the late Ralph and Virginia (Bert) Leavitt. George was raised in Framingham and Shrewsbury, Mass., graduating from the Major Howard W. Beal Memorial High School in Shrewsbury. He furthered his education at Northeastern University, in Boston, graduating with a Bachelor's... Read more

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