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No-fly flags

No-fly flags

This is the city’s current flag, designed in 1965. A contest to choose a new design failed to impress the Laconia City Council, so the current flag will continue to be used. (Michael Kitch/Laconia Daily Sun) $1,000 in prizes to go to contestants, despite no winner By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Although the city will not fly a new flag, three of those who designed the six flags recommended by the Flag Competition Committee... Read more


Gerald Guest (12-5) 133 CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

To The Daily Sun, We are indeed fortunate in this area to have hardworking, dedicated people who give their time each year to set up and participate in Laconia's Christmas Village. Our special thanks to you all. Some have said that there may be some Bolduc's involved. However, when we visited on Sunday with our granddaughter, Ella, we saw only, "Tinsel" and "Twinkle", "Mistletoe", and many more wonderful elves who greeted Ella. She loved the elves... Read more

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New Horizons Band holiday concert is Dec. 20

LACONIA — The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region will perform a holiday concert Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at Taylor Community's Woodside Building. The event is free and open to the public. Music will include the popular "Christmas Festival," arranged by Leroy Anderson of Boston Pops fame, as well as his composition of the well-known "Sleigh Ride." Also scheduled are "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," "Dong Don Merrily on High," "God Bless Us... Read more

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Allan J. Bolduc, 61

Allan J. Bolduc, 61

MEREDITH — Allan John Bolduc, 61, passed away at home on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Allan was born on June 16, 1955, in Laconia, the son of Omer and Pauline (Dunn) Bolduc. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1973. Allan worked as the assistant Public Works Director for the Town of Meredith, a community which he loved. Allan is survived by his wife of 36 years, Nancy (Butterfield) Bolduc of Meredith; two daughters, Rebecca Grant and... Read more

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Calendar of Events

12-6-16 Calendar

Events at Laconia Public Library: Bee Bots, 3:30 p.m.; Adult Book Discussion, 7 p.m. Events at Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton: Piyo, 9 a.m.; Free meditation, 6 p.m.; Evening yoga, 7 p.m. Fiber Arts at Sanbornton Public Library. 10 a.m. Events at Gilford Public Library: Toddler time, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Social bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Story time, 11:30 a.m. to noon; Fiber friends, 10 :30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Nightly knitting, 6 p.m.; Slavery and... Read more

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Bob Meade - Turning 'old white men' into a pejorative

It is interesting to read and listen to comments, primarily from those with a left-leaning political bent, as they hurl invectives at those with a different political view. Apparently the hurlers of those invectives have no argument of substance that they can make so they resort to name-calling. Among some of the most used during the political season have been, racist, misogynist, xenophobic, and, as noted above, they are adding in, "old white men." Of... Read more

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