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New principal shares his vision for GHS

GILFORD – It's been a life-changing few weeks for newly-named High School Principal Anthony Sperazzo. Not only did he get a promotion but over the weekend he also got married."I guess you could say it's been a great couple of weeks for me," said the energetic Sperazzo as he took some time to talk about himself and his vision for Gilford High School.Sperazzo never stops moving. His two computers are set high on his desk so that he never has to sit while he's working at them. His office is neat as a pin — something he said he's been... Read more


St. Vincent Food Pantry has received $5k grant from Charitab…

To The Daily Sun, The Laconia Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society wishes to acknowledge the receipt of a grant from Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Fund to support our Food Pantry. Established in 1962, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is driven by a vision for a stronger, more just, and resilient Granite State. In pursuit of this vision, the foundation invests charitable assets for today and tomorrow; connects donors... Read more


Gretchen Gandini - Recreation trail along lakeshore: an old …

I was 2 years old, Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States, and South Down Shores did not even exist when the City of Laconia first proposed building a lakeside bike trail within the State of New Hampshire-owned railroad right of way.According to the long ago published Lakes Region, N.H. Bikeway System Report, "the railroad right of way was well suited for the trail for a variety of reasons: its close proximity to... Read more


Round-up: Belmont baseball starts season with three straight…

Belmont baseball improved to 3-0 Friday afternoon with an 8-4 win over Farmington. Joe Levesque pitched a complete game five hitter for the Red Raiders. Belmont visited Franklin yesterday before taking the week off for school vacation. Belmont will be back in action May 4 at Gilford. Inter-Lakes topped Berlin Friday, 8-6. The Lakers head into the break with a 2-1 record and will host Prospect Mountain May 4 to resume regular season play. Gilford fell 10-6... 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

4-28-15 Calendar

Reception for the new exhibit "The Grand Opera Houses of Laconia" hosted by the Laconia Historical and Museum Society, 6 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information call 527-1278 or email atlhmslpl@metrocast.net. Events at Belknap Public Library:Vacation Crafternoon: Origami, 1 p.m.; Storytime, 3:30 p.m. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians... Read more


Meredith Historical Society is to present a program on women…

MEREDITH — All are invited to the season's first presentation of the Meredith Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 at Meredith Bay Colony Club where David Decker, Civil War Historian, will discuss "Women in the Civil War" and use a Power Point presentation to highlight details. History classes may discuss Molly Pitcher and her role in the Civil War, but positive documentation also proves that at least two hundred and fifty other women... 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


Bayside Rentals celebrates opening of Meredith office

MEREDITH — Bayside Rentals recently celebrated the opening of its new location in Meredith with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Meredith Chamber of Commerce. The company has combined their vacation rental, long-term rental and property management divisions in a new location at 273 Daniel Webster Highway, right next to Church Landing at Mill Falls overlooking Meredith Bay.Rob Wichland, co-owner of Bayside Rentals said, "The demand for vacation rentals is rising rapidly and we're extremely... Read more


Sarah G. L. Dalzell, 37

MEREDITH — Sarah Gorman Lindwall Dalzell, born March 1, 1978, died in Boston on Saturday April 25, 2015. Sarah was kind, and compassionate, and loving, and faithful, and she will be dearly missed by all who loved her.Sarah was a graduate of East Longmeadow High School, Susquehanna University where she earned a degree in Sociology, University of Connecticut School of Social Work where she earned her MSW, and Plymouth State University where she earned her... Read more

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