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Hoping for a miracle - Laconia Athletic and Swim Club shuts …

LACONIA — Laconia Athletic and Swim Club, a business many have come to love and depend on for their health and recreation, closed Thanksgiving afternoon under a mountain of debt. Yet the owner clings to a glimmer of hope that a local investor, or investors, will step forward to help rescue the club.Tom Oakley told The Daily Sun in an emotional interview he had no choice but to shut the doors. He is unable to... Read more

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Alana Persson - Let's not be silenced by problems and traged…

I am a member of the Laconia High School Class of 2015. After graduation I began traveling throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe as a cast member with the international non-profit organization Up with People. This organization has been around for 50 years, working to bring people together through music and service. Throughout these months I have been exposed to many different international issues that I had been ignorant of at home. It has... Read more

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Two local people elected to NH Association of the Blind's b…

CONCORD —  The New Hampshire Association for the Blind's Board of Directors has elected Randy Pierce of Nashua as chairperson of the board, Nate Abbott of Gilmanton Iron Works as first vice chairperson, Terri McGrew of Brookline  as second vice chairperson, Tom Pare of Salem as board treasurer, Maureen Kelliher of Dover as assistant treasurer, and Gracie Cilley of Laconia as board secretary. Collectively the officers of the board have served more than 15 years... Read more

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Richard E. Mudgett, 77

Richard E. Mudgett, 77

  Richard E. Mudgett, 77 NORTHFIELD — Richard Eugene Mudgett, 77, of 59 Scribner Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in his home. He was born on July 10, 1938, in Laconia, the son of the late Edward E. and Mary E. (Batchelder) Mudgett. Richard served in the Army National Guard from 1962 to 1964. He worked for several years as a machinist for such companies as Molex and Scott & Williams. He loved golf, darts and playing cribbage. He... Read more

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Calendar of Events

11-27-15 Calendar

Gilford Public Library is closed. Events at Sanbornton Public Library: Story Time, 10:30 a.m.; Yoga for all, 2 p.m. Story Time with Miss Lily at Gilman Library. 9:15 a.m.​, at 100 Main St in Alton. Events at Gilmanton Year-Round Library: Yoga, 4:15 p.m.   Christmas at the Castle, holiday displays at historic Castle in the Clouds, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The last tickets sold at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance online at... 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 — Meredith, the Fine Arts Museum of th…

By MARY O'NEILL Sales Associate at Roche Realty Group   Recently, I had visitors from Boston, family friends who had come up for the day to walk and talk for a couple of hours. The destination Pat and Virginia chose was Meredith. As we meandered about the buildings, public docks, and streets, I would have expected comments like "charming" or "lovely." Instead, Pat's reaction took me by surprise. "I came all the way from Boston to come to... Read more

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