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People, pumpkins aplenty at 2017 NH Pumpkinfest

People, pumpkins aplenty at 2017 NH Pumpkinfest

Maude, Scott and Hugo Aldridge check out the giant pumpkin tower during Saturday evenings Pumpkin Fest in downtown Laconia.  (Karen Bobotas/forThe Laconia Daily Sun) By RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — There wasn't a record-breaking number of illuminated pumpkins, but the number of people at the New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival over the weekend made the event a success, organizer Karmen Gifford said Monday. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather,” said Gifford, president of Lakes Region Chamber... Read more



Families Matter concert benefits Belknap House & Genesis

To The Daily Sun, Oct. 21, Berklee College of Music’s world renowned a cappella choir, “Pitch Slapped,” will perform at the Meredith Community Auditorium (located at Inter-Lakes High School) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 for adults. Students, with student IDs, can purchase tickets at the door for $10 for everyone else, tickets are available at All net proceeds will go to Belknap House and Genesis Behavioral Health. In a world where everyone is vying to... Read more

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New Hampton Historical to remember Grange Oct. 24

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Historical Society will present a program dedicated to memories of the New Hampton Grange No. 123 on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., at the Gordon-Nash Library, 69 Main St., New Hampton. The original program scheduled for this evening included progress of plans to move the Grange building to another site. Despite support for this move from the town and concerned citizens, the building was razed in September. Peter Gulick, NHHS president... Read more

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Linda S. Hanley, 80

Linda S. Hanley, 80

BONAIRE, Ga. — Early on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, Linda Speidel Hanley, 80, joined her Lord and Savior in heaven. Mrs. Hanley was born on March 6, 1937, in Fairmont, West Virginia, to the late Jess W. and Mary M. Speidel. A strong woman by nature, she tirelessly gave of her time through her volunteer work with various civic organizations. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Her memory will forever be... Read more

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Calendar of Events

10-18-17 Calendar

Library Events   Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth to Age 6), 10 to 11 a.m.; Adult Board Game Night, 6 to 7 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m. to noon.; Teen Early Release Activity, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Elementary Early Release Activity: Reading Buffet, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Belmont Public Library: Story Time... Read more

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Michelle Malkin - Obama lied & my 4th health plan just d…

Cue the funeral bagpipes. My fourth health insurance plan is dead. Two weeks ago, my husband and I received yet another cancellation notice for our private, individual health insurance coverage. It's our fourth Obamacare-induced obituary in four years. Our first death notice, from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, arrived in the fall of 2013. The insurer informed us that because of "changes from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA)," our... Read more

12-10-2017 Hits:361 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler