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Abenaki, a community's ski area

Abenaki, a community's ski area

With a 0-14mpg blast Elizabeth Gagne holds on tight as she loads the rope tow at the Abenaki Ski Area in Wolfeboro.  (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun) By ADAM DRAPCHO, LACONIA DAILY SUN WOLFEBORO — Though it's been in operation for 80 years, Abenaki Ski Area has lately been something of an unknown entity outside of the Wolfeboro area. The secret's getting out, though, thanks to the dramatic improvements which the town-owned facility has undergone over... Read more

Letters

In telephone poll, 91 percent supported senior housing

To The Daily Sun, I am writing in response to comments made by Mr. Bill Whalen in a news article written by a Sun reporter. This article reported on the outcome of a public hearing dealing with an ordinance dealing with senior housing in Sanbornton. I was a bit surprised to see Mr. Whalen's comments at the end of that article since we was not present at that meeting. In regards to the two senior housing projects... Read more

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Announcements

Future Business Leaders chapter installs new officers

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes Future Business Leaders of America chapter recently held an  induction of officers in the Inter-Lakes High School cafeteria. Inducted were Griffin Torrey as president, Alaina Duchin as secretary, Carter Smith as treasurer, Zoe Frentress as historian and Stephanie Andrews as parliamentarian. Former chapter adviser Chuck Bates attended the event, overseeing the new members along ide the present chapter adviser, Billie Jo Sweeney. The club throughout the week of school promoted the club... Read more

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Obituaries

Conrad 'CR' R. Noyes, 66

Conrad 'CR' R. Noyes, 66

  Conrad "CR" R. Noyes, 66 NORTHFIELD — Conrad "CR" Robert Noyes, 66, a resident of Northfield, died at his home Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, following a period of failing health, with family and friends at his side. CR was born in Franklin, Dec. 31, 1949, son of the late Hilton F. and Natalie L. (Dorval) Noyes. He had lived in the Tilton-Northfield areas for most of his life. He attended schools in Tilton and graduated from the Tilton-Northfield... Read more

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Calendar of Events

2-13-16 Calendar

Girls Tea Party at Moultonborough Public Library. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For details call 476-8895. Let's Go Lego at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 10 a.m. Valentine's Day activity for kids at Belmont Public Library. 10 a.m.   Bingo at Funspot Bingo Hall in Laconia. 6:30 to 9 p.m. For details call 366-5950. Snowshoe Saunter at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia. 10 a.m. Cookie Sale at St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall in Laconia. Noon to 3 p.m. Grom Jam Park... Read more

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People

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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Columns

Harrop — And the Oscar for Most Stunning Actress goes to...

We are here not to discuss the complex #OscarsSoWhite controversy but to address another sore point with perhaps similar origins: the #OscarsSoGorgeous phenomenon. At the risk of running afoul of some ardent fan clubs, let us note that the Academy Awards for best actress tend to favor the young and beautiful, often for playing the down and out. Some older actresses survive the nominating process, but observe how many wouldn't be there had they not established... Read more

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