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Harley demo rides move to the Weirs during Motorcycle Week

  By RICK GREEN, The Laconia Daily Sun   LACONIA — One of the biggest changes in this year's Laconia Motorcycle Week involves the staging area for people to take demonstration rides on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Charlie St. Clair, executive director of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, said the demo rides will begin on property adjacent to the entrance of Weirs Beach Drive-In starting on the first weekend of the event, June 10-11. This is the 94th Laconia Motorcycle Week, billed... Read more


Jim Hightower - Stop blamming workers; bosses made this mess

The wailing in our country about the "invasion of immigrants" has been long and loud. As one complainant put it, "Few of their children in the country learn English ... The signs in our streets have inscriptions in both languages ... Unless the stream of the importation could be turned they will soon so outnumber us that all the advantages we have will not be able to preserve our language, and even our government will... Read more

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Gilford Library to host talk on hunger in Lakes Region

GILFORD — Hunger and malnutrition is an ongoing problem in the Lakes Region. Gilford Got Lunch will make a special presentation at the Gilford Public Library on Tuesday, May 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to raise awareness about the surprising number of students who qualify for reduced cost or free school lunches. Gilford Got Lunch aims to provide nutritious breakfasts and lunches for those students when school is not in session, including during the... Read more

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Mary A. Kapplain, 86

Mary A. Kapplain, 86

    Mary A. Kapplain, 86 LACONIA — Mary Alice (Tefft) Kapplain, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Laconia. Mary was born on Jan. 31, 1931, in Lakeport, the daughter of the late Harold and Callista (Oswell) Tefft. She attended Laconia schools and graduated from Laconia Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She met and married Edward William Kapplain in 1956, moved to Newtonville, Massachusetts, and started a family. After... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-25-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Storytime (Birth-Age 3), 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (Ages 3-5), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Purl Jam: Knitting and Crochet Group, 2 to 4 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Music and Movement, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Brown Bag Book Discussion, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Magic the Gathering Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Evening Book Discussion, 6 to... Read more

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Bob Meade - Are the last ones the last ones?

A friend recently sent me an e-mail entitled "The Last Ones." It was a recollection of the life experiences of those who were born in the 1930s and early 1940s. It talked about living through the Great Depression, playing outside until the street lights came on, the absence of formalized play structures like Little League. It told of the family sitting around the radio imagining the scenes brought to life through the magic of sound-effects... Read more

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