Pretty rainbow caught on first day of fishing season

Cherene Drew, of Laconia, shown here fishing with Gary Berg on the Winnipesaukee River off of Beacon Street East, shows off a rainbow trout she caught on Friday, the first day of open water fishing season. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

Cherene Drew, of Laconia, shown here fishing with Gary Berg on the Winnipesaukee River off of Beacon Street East, shows off a rainbow trout she caught on Friday, the first day of open water fishing season in New Hampshire. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

Accident at Gilford High School

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Police and fire personnel examine the engine compartment of a car that was involved in a minor accident Thursday at Gilford High School shortly after school ended. No one was injured but school administrators and police ask that motorists use extra caution when driving around any school and to keep in mind that area high schools are filled with young and inexperienced drivers. (Laconia Daily Sun Photo - Gail Ober)

Laconia begins planning for 125th anniversary celebration

LACONIA — The initiative to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the city got underway this week with the announcement that a committee has been convened to plan the event, which is tentatively scheduled for July 2018.

Pam Clark, president of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society, said that the committee to plan for the anniversary will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m., at the Central Fire Station. Apart from electing officers and forming subcommittees, the agenda includes a discussions of both the vision and budget for the event.

Clark anticipates that at least five subcommittees will be formed to deal with fundraising, publicity, logistics and entertainment as well as preparing materials and arranging events to recall the history of the city.

Clark stressed that the meeting is open to all and welcomed anyone wishing to participate.

For further information, Clark can be reached by telephone at 387-1285 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

– Michael Kitch