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Gilford library lists special, new programs

  GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library has scheduled two special events for later this month and is also launching a new ongoing activity to its regular  schedule. For the 25th annual NH Pumpkin Fest, being held in downtown Laconia, the library will be hosting a three-day pumpkin carving extravaganza. Forty pumpkins have been donated to the library and they need to be carved by Friday, Oct. 23, to be counted for the Guinness World Record attempt... Read more

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Local News

Video Shows no Option on Lakeport landing

LACONIA — Amid the controversy aroused by the decision of the City Council to sell the lot on Union Avenue owned by the city and leased to Lakeport Landing, it was learned that the Laconia Daily Sun reported on September 27, 2005 that the council, when it met the night before, granted the late Paul Blizzard, then owner of the marina, a right of first refusal to purchase the property. However, a recently discovered video... Read more

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Calendar of Events

10-7-15 Calendar

Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Arts and Crafts, 3:30 p.m Magic the Gathering, 4-5:45 p.m., Chance Anderson will facilitate. Events at Gilmanton Year-Round Library: Story time, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Mom and Baby Yoga at Gordon-Nash Library. 10 a.m.​ Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9-10:30 a.m. Check-Out-An-Expert!, 10 a.m.-noon. Magic the Gathering Club, 3-4 p.m. Events at Meredith Public Library: Animals & Me, 10-11 a.m., ages 3-5, snacks served. TAB/Comics Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., TAB... 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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Human angels lightened the pain of my mom’s passing

To The Daily Sun, On behalf of my family and our dear loved one, Lee Hart, I am writing to express our deep appreciation to all those who have been involved in my mom's care during the last two years. The long journey from diagnosis to death was helped by the caring, compassion, and honesty of her primary care physician and medical director of hospice, Dr. Carolyn Crosby; Dr. Charles Catcher and the fabulous staff at LRGHealthcare... Read more

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Jim Hightower - A remorseless liar is running for president …

We've got a new darling in the GOP presidential race: Carly Fiorina! Being the darling du jour, however, can be dicey — just ask Rick Perry and Scott Walker, two former darlings who are now out of the race, having turned into ugly ducklings by saying stupid things. But Fiorina is smart, sharp-witted, and successful. We know this because she and her PR agents constantly tell us it's so. Be careful about believing anything she says... Read more

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Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue... Read more

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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire of Laconia, NH, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Kevin Chaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chaff of Hampstead, NH. The future bride graduated from Southern NH University with a masters degree in business. She is employed at EFI in Meredith. The future groom received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from U. Mass Lowell. He is employed by the State of NH 911... Read more

30-06-2015 Hits:1553 Weddings Marcy Greene - avatar Marcy Greene


Herman L. Kimball Jr., 97

Herman L. Kimball Jr., 97

  Herman L. Kimball Jr., 97 Laconia-----Herman L. Kimball Jr., 97, formerly of Meredith, died at the Genesis Laconia Health Center on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. He was born in Meredith Center on Feb. 1, 1918, the son of the late Herman L. Sr. and Lillian (Tuttle) Kimball. He was a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region. Herman proudly served his country during World War II in the Navy. He worked many years at Scott & Williams in the... Read more

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