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Shoppers seek holiday bargains on Black Friday

GILFORD — Holiday shoppers were out looking for Black Friday bargains around the Lakes Region yesterday, even though many of them, like Susan St. Pierre of Laconia, who shopped at Wal-Mart in Gilford, have already done a lot of their shopping online.St. Pierre said she was looking for gifts for her 16-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, and for the special Black Friday items which can only be bought in stores.''I've already done most of my... Read more

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I am thankful to have been born in this wonderful country of…

To The Daily Sun, Thanksgiving is the day to be thankful, and I am thankful. I am thankful for my loving husband and for every day that we can be together. I am thankful for my wonderful daughter, my equally wonderful son-in-law and his great family, and my amazing and beautiful granddaughter. I am thankful to have been born in and am able to live in this wonderful country, and for my grandparents who had the wisdom to come... Read more

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Two local people elected to NH Association of the Blind's b…

CONCORD —  The New Hampshire Association for the Blind's Board of Directors has elected Randy Pierce of Nashua as chairperson of the board, Nate Abbott of Gilmanton Iron Works as first vice chairperson, Terri McGrew of Brookline  as second vice chairperson, Tom Pare of Salem as board treasurer, Maureen Kelliher of Dover as assistant treasurer, and Gracie Cilley of Laconia as board secretary. Collectively the officers of the board have served more than 15 years... Read more

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Richard E. Mudgett, 77

Richard E. Mudgett, 77

  Richard E. Mudgett, 77 NORTHFIELD — Richard Eugene Mudgett, 77, of 59 Scribner Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in his home. He was born on July 10, 1938, in Laconia, the son of the late Edward E. and Mary E. (Batchelder) Mudgett. Richard served in the Army National Guard from 1962 to 1964. He worked for several years as a machinist for such companies as Molex and Scott & Williams. He loved golf, darts and playing cribbage. He... Read more

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Calendar of Events

11-27-15 Calendar

Gilford Public Library is closed. Events at Sanbornton Public Library: Story Time, 10:30 a.m.; Yoga for all, 2 p.m. Story Time with Miss Lily at Gilman Library. 9:15 a.m.​, at 100 Main St in Alton. Events at Gilmanton Year-Round Library: Yoga, 4:15 p.m.   Christmas at the Castle, holiday displays at historic Castle in the Clouds, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The last tickets sold at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance online at... Read more

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Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Lakes Region Profiles — The Lakes Region's Thanksgiving to G…

By MARY O'NEILL   The oldest account of Thanksgiving is recorded in a letter written by Edward Winslow dated December 12, 1621. He wrote: "Our corn did prove well, and God be praised, we had a good increase of Indian corn...our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors... many of the Indians coming amongst us... Read more

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