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Pumpkin Festival finds new home in Laconia

LACONIA — On Saturday, Oct. 24 the City on the Lakes will be aglow with the flames of thousands of jack-o-lanterns when Laconia plays host to New Hampshire's 25th Annual Pumpkin Festival. Ruth Sterling of Sterling Design & Communications, who heads the management team for the event, made the announcement yesterday before a gaggle of print and electronic media in the rotunda of the Railroad Station at Veterans Square. On Wednesday the directors of Let It Shine, Inc., the nonprofit corporation that has produced the event in Keene since 2011, voted to move the festival to Laconia. At the same time, the... Read more


Susan Estrich - Smile & celebrate a little

When she takes the oath of office as attorney general, after coming close to breaking records on how long it took to give her the courtesy of a vote, Loretta Lynch will become the first African-American woman to serve in that position. And while it's easy to forget, to take such "firsts" as simply belated, which this one is, it is also deserving of celebration. Loretta Lynch's confirmation should have been a nonissue. She's a career prosecutor,... Read more


Sanborn — Where's the appreciation?

I recently had a home for sale that went under contract at the full list price. This home was very nice with lots of upgrades and nicely maintained. It was a house that you didn't have to make any excuses for when I showed it. It's the kind of house that many buyers want, in fact, the first buyer that looked at it put in the offer. The buyer was using FHA financing with 3.5... Read more


Waukewan Ladies Golf League begins play on June 2

The Ladies Nine Hole League at Waukewan Golf Club 2015 season will begin on Tuesday, June 2 with a starting time of 2:30 p.m. The club welcomes ladies who are looking to join a friendly diverse group and enjoy a variety of golf games. The league play will continue a format that provides the members with flexibility for season play. Foursomes will be set up each week. Membership in the golf course is not required;... 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

4-27-15 Calendar

Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Family Game Time, 3:30 p.m. at Belmont Public Library. 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. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for... Read more


Meredith Rotary Golf Tournament to be held on June 26

MEREDITH — The Meredith Rotary Club has announced the eighth annual Meredith Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament to take place at Waukewan Golf Club on Friday, June 26. All proceeds will benefit the Meredith Rotary Scholarship Fund. The tournament will start with registration at 8 a.m. followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Meredith Village Savings Bank, which has been a supporter of the golf tournament from its inception, will be the major sponsor again this year.... 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


Alice Keefe, 83

MOULTONBOROUGH — Alice Keefe (McGrath) 83 of Moultonborough, N.H., died peacefully following a courageous battle with cancer on April 23, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family. Alice was the beloved daughter of the late Henry and Ethel McGrath of Belmont, Mass. and was also predeceased by her sister Jane E. McGrath and brother Paul H. McGrath and his wife Ann. She was the devoted wife to the late Owen Francis Keefe of Newton,... Read more

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