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Area Diners bring comfort food to a new level

LACONIA — The Lakes Region has long been a mecca for diners, which enjoyed a golden age in the post World War II era and attracted tourists and locals alike before the fast food era arrived.Popular local diners included Jerry's Shore Diner on Paugus Bay, where local front counter legend Spider Osgood wowed diners with his non-stop virtuosity at the grill, Dearborn's Diner on Union Avenue and Una's little diner of Main Street. The Shore Diner gained a little nationwide publicity in the 1950s when it turned away actor Tab Hunter, who was performing at the Lakes Region Playhouse that summer,... Read more

Letters

Thanks for help introducing new Laconia teachers to their co…

To The Daily Sun, On behalf of the Laconia School District, I would like to thank the following local businesses for welcoming our new Laconia School District professional staff on Monday, Aug. 24. These businesses include: All My Life Jewelers, Art Escape, Bank of NH, Bead Devine, Belknap Mill, Bootleggers, Burrito Me, Happy Cow Ice Cream, Laconia Fire Department, MC Cycle, Polished and Proper, Daubs Shoe Repair, Frates Art Studio, Laconia Athletic and Swim Club, Laconia Chamber... Read more

Columns

Lakes Region Profiles – Gunstock, in the heart of the 'Switz…

By Mary O'Neill Sales Associate at Roche Realty Group   Gunstock Ski and Recreational Area is not your typical New Hampshire ski area. There is something special about it. Initially, you might not be able to put your finger on what makes it so while you are caught in the flurry of its exciting four-season activities. But if you will look past the state-of-art facility and great events, you will see how the old title for New Hampshire... Read more

Sports

Waukewan Ladies count their putts

The Waukewan Ladies were back on the course for the first sunny day of the season. The ladies cheered as they teed off on the back nine. Teams of 4 and a game of "Count Your Putts" was the plan of attack. Two best putts per hole netted the winning team $10 per player with a total of only 27 putts. Congratulations to the team of: Jan Lefebvre, Ellen Vail, Gloria Ferland, and Karen Bourgeois.... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Maguire-Chaff

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

Calendar of Events

8-27-15 Calendar

Performance of gothic drama "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Info and tickets: (603) 279-0333 or www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.     Live Music with Paul Warnick at Patricks Pub & Eatery in Gilford. 7 p.m. Music In The Concrete Courtyard with Isaac Loring in Downtown Laconia. 4:30 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and instrument.     Artists' Group at Sanbornton Public Library. 1 p.m. Pajama Story Time with Miss Lily at Gilman Library. 6... Read more

Announcements

WMNF Artist in Residence offers free public program

CAMPTON — The 2015 White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence will introduce his work and plans for his month-long residency in a free public program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, 71 White Mountain Drive in Campton. Ben Cosgrove, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and writer, will describe his artistic process, play some of his compositions inspired by landscape, and lead a discussion on the relationships between music, sound and... Read more

Births

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

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

Obituaries

Janina 'Jan' Majcher, 100

  Janina "Jan" Majcher, 100 LACONIA — Janina "Jan" Majcher, 100, of the Taylor Community at Ledgeview, died peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2015. Jan was born on Oct. 4, 1914, in Pittsburgh, daughter of John and Catherine (Sikora) Majcher. She worked at the Boston Envelope Company for 23 years banding envelopes. Jan was also a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Laconia. Jan was very artistic and creative. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing the piano, painting with water colors... Read more

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