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WEEKEND - Lots of apples still to be picked in Lakes Region orchards

BELMONT — Pick-your-own apple season is in full swing and there's still plenty of varieties available at local orchards, which are experiencing good years despite a predicted drop in New Hampshire's statewide apple harvest from 807,000 bushels last year to only about half that much this year.''We're having a really good year, better than last year, which was a bumper crop.'' says Wende Richter of Smith's Orchard on Leavitt Hill Road in Belmont.She and her husband, Rob, view themselves as the caretakers of a long tradition of apple growing at the orchard, which still has many of the original Macintosh... Read more

Letters

I can't believe the Humane Society would fire Mary DiMaria

To The Daily Sun,When I heard that the N.H. Humane Society had fired Mary DiMaria, I was aghast — I just couldn't believe it! I am a senior citizen, and I had always believed that Humane Societies WERE humane, and that being kind and humane was what they always were!! I have known Mary for years and years — she was a fellow "animal lover", and I knew when she worked at the Humane Society... Read more

Columns

Michael Barone - Which is the weaker party?

Which of our two great political parties is the stronger? Maybe it makes more sense to ask which of the two is weaker. The case that the Republicans are weaker is easy to state. Democrats have won four of the last six presidential elections, from 1992 to 2012, and won a plurality of the popular vote in a fifth. This is a vivid contrast from the period 1968 to 1988, when Republicans won five of six... Read more

Sports

Gilford volleyball cruises to win #4Gilford volleyball tops …

The Gilford volleyball team coasted to its 4th victory of the season on Tuesday by beating Kennett in three straight games 25-14, 25-20 and 25-9. Gilford used 95 percent serving, 27 kills, 8 aces and 52 digs to earn the win. Jordan Dean (3 aces) led the Gilford offense with 14 kills, 9 of which came in game 2. Dean connected on Shannon Mercer's sets in game two by putting down kills for points 2,... Read more

Weddings

Anniversary - Poole

Don and Nancy Poole celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 5, 2014. They were married on September 5, 1964 in Westminster, Massachusetts. They have two children; Jennifer Flanders and Nathan Poole, both of Laconia, New Hampshire. Don and Nancy reside in Gilford, New Hampshire Read more

Calendar of Events

9-22-14 Calendar

Print maker Matt Brown delivers a lecture discussing his methods and what has driven him to create unique prints, 7-8 p.m. at the Fireside Room in the Chase House, Meredith. For more information call 279-7920 or visit the League of NH Craftsmen - Meredith Fire Craft Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.  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... Read more

Announcements

3M gives to Franklin Boys & Girls Club

  FRANKLIN — 3M has awarded the Franklin Boys and Girls Club a grant in the amount of $2500 in support of their after-school and summer programs for children. Presently the Franklin program serves approximately 50+ children with its after-school program and around 25+ children with their summer program. "Support for Boys and Girls Club organizations nationwide is a corporate priority within 3M," said Barry Livingstone. "The nationally-recognized organization is supported broadly by the charitable giving wing... 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

Gail M. Harbour, 53

LACONIA — Gail Marie Harbour, 53, of Laconia, N.H., died suddenly of a massive pulmonary embolism at her home on September 16, 2014. She was the third of four children born to Sally (Blakeney) and Edwin "Sonny" Harbour. She was born on August 13, 1961. She had numerous medical issues at birth and required several surgeries well into her teenage years. Some of these medical problems plagued her for her entire life but she never... Read more

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