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The Children’s Auction kicks off next week

LACONIA — The 33rd annual Children's Auction, which runs from Tuesday through Saturday next week, will be the first under the direction of the Greater Lakes Region Charitable Fund for Children, a nonprofit corporation which earlier this year took sole ownership of the "Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction."Since the first auction in 1982, which was conducted singlehandedly by Warren Bailey of WLNH, the auction has been effectively owned and operated by the radio station and... Read more

02-12-2015 Hits:14 Local News  - avatar


Susan Estrich - Between fear and freedom

With images of the carnage in Paris and the shuttering of Brussels flashing on every screen, it is hard to take to heart the president's urgings not to give in to fear. A global terror alert does not help. The front-page pictures of all the homegrown terrorists make it harder still. How could these young men have grown up among us, as Americans, and be full of such hatred that they would choose, as we... Read more

01-12-2015 Hits:22 Letters  - avatar


Association adopts 3-year plan to protect Newfound Lake

BRISTOL — The Newfound Lake Region Association has announced a three-year plan to protect Newfound Lake. The association notes that 1,100 new homes are projected to be built around the lake over the next 15 years and stormwater pollution, loss of views and forest fragmentation will occur.Key Plan programs include:• Water Watchdogs – The goal is to hire and train local youth to help landowners prevent erosion and stormwater pollution. There are over 1,200 properties... Read more

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Gerald 'Jerry' P. Boudreau, 90

Gerald 'Jerry' P. Boudreau, 90

  Gerald "Jerry" P. Boudreau, 90 TILTON — Gerald "Jerry" P. Boudreau, 90, a lifelong resident of Tilton, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. Jerry was born in Tilton, Oct. 14, 1925, son of Albert L. and Mary Ann (Deshais) Boudreau. He was schooled in Tilton, graduating from Tilton-Northfield High School and later graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1951 with a degree in Building Construction. Jerry was... Read more

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Calendar of Events

12-1-15 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fiber Friends, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Prepare for the Holidays, without the Added Pounds, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Events at Meredith Public Library: TAB Meeting at the Meredith Library 3:30-4:30 p.m. TAB is a group made up of 10- to 18-year-olds who want to have something to say about their library and their community. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Spanish Club, 10 a.m. Quilters' Circle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $5 hourly... 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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