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Boys & Girls Club celebrates ‘forever home’

Boys & Girls Club celebrates ‘forever home’

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region this week celebrated an odyssey that began in the basement of the Laconia Community Center in 1999 and through the efforts of volunteers and generosity of donors ended in 2014 at St, James Episcopal Church, where Scott Knowles, chairman of the advisory committee, said “we have our forever home and the kids have their forever home as well.”Al Posnack... Read more


School budget is up about 3%, not the 1.1% being bragged abo…

To The Daily Sun, A letter published in Friday, Feb. 17's Sun was intentionally misleading and I wish to tell the public the truth about the Gilford school budget and what happened at the Deliberative Session on Feb. 10. The Deliberative Session was nothing more than an annually orchestrated dog and pony show put on by the Gilford School Board. Every year they organize school employees and their families to come to this event to heap praise... Read more

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The Irwin Automotive Group Donates $25,000 to Colonial Theat…

LACONIA — Irwin Automotive Group has made a $25,000 donation to the Colonial Theatre renovation project.  When approached to make a donation to help restore the 103-year-old theater in downtown Laconia, the Irwin Automotive Group was eager and proud to support the redevelopment project with a $25,000 donation. The Irwin Automotive Group hopes this will bring a rebirth to downtown Laconia. Chris Irwin, vice president of the Irwin Automotive Group, said, "This is a very special project... Read more

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Priscilla A. Smith, 87

Priscilla A. Smith, 87 LACONIA — Priscilla Ann (Sewell) Smith, 87, of Old North Main Street, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Lakes Region General Hospital with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Laconia, the daughter of Arthur W. and Kilda E. (Turcotte) Sewell. She was a longtime resident of Laconia She was manager of Modern Appliance Center for 20 years, retiring in 1985. Mrs. Smith was a former communicant... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-21-17 Calendar

  Teen Movie - Suicide Squad, Laconia Public Library, 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Teddy Bear Tea Party; Fiber Friends, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Makerspace: Sled Derby, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.; Nightly Knitting, 6 to 8 p.m.​ For details call 603-524-6042. Fiber Arts, Sanbornton Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon​. For details call 603-286-8288. Events at Gilman Library, Alton: Knitter's Group, 11 a.m. to 1... Read more

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E. Scott Cracraft - What wrong with Canada's health care sys…

President Trump, along with a lot of GOP members of Congress and state officials, rode to power, at least in part, on a promise to get rid of "Obamacare." Now, many are having second thoughts. Why? Because, except for some problems here and there, Obamacare is working and the GOP has not articulated a replacement plan that addresses the same concerns that brought about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And, polls show that the reforms... Read more

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