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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

16-10-2017 Hits:109 Letters Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Holy Trinity students challenge police to basketball game

Holy Trinity students challenge police to basketball game

  LACONIA — Holy Trinity Catholic School basketball teams, under the direction of Athletic Director Stephen Greenwood, will be hosting a basketball game against the Laconia Police Department this Saturday, Oct 21, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This will be a free and fun community event. To show the school's appreciation and gratitude for the city's police officers, the pre-K and kindergarten classes will be making blessing bags for the officers, and will be handing them out after... Read more

18-10-2017 Hits:42 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Patricia 'Trish' Hines, 94

Patricia 'Trish' Hines, 94

  MEREDITH — Patricia “Pat” or “Trish” Hines, 94, of Meredith, and formerly of Wellesley, Massachusetts, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Lakes Region General Hospital. She was born on March 14, 1923, in Boston, the daughter of John and Margaret (Mahoney) King. She graduated from Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston and worked at Longwood Towers in Brookline, Massachusetts, for several years. Pat and her husband ran Windsor Mountain Camp for Boys... Read more

17-10-2017 Hits:68 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

10-19-17 Calendar

Library Events   Purl Jam, Laconia Public Library, 2 to 4 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Play and Learn Sign-Up, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Brown Bag Book Discussion, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Home School Game Club, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.; Teen Tabletoppers, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Conversational French, 4 to 5 p.m.; Evening Book Discussion, 6 to 7 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Simple STEM, Belmont Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon. For details... Read more

17-10-2017 Hits:53 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


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:397 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler