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Eclipse day

Eclipse day

Jim Colby and Nan Fay of Gilford and Florence Merrill of Laconia watch as the moon passes in front of the sun during the Gilford Public Library’s eclipse viewing party yesterday. About 170 people attended the event. The next eclipse happens in 2024 and will be closer to Laconia, though not total. (Adam Drapcho/Laconia Daily Sun) Seen in Belmont, the moon eclipses the sun, near the maximum seen in New Hampshire at 2:37 p.m. yesterday. (Alan... Read more



Another great 4-H experience; let me tell you about the $660…

To The Daily Sun, The story about "the pie" probably slipped by the news because it was late on Sunday, toward the end of the Belknap County 4-H Fair.It is such good news, it'll be a story told for days to come! Anyone who has been to a fair knows that a lot goes in to making it happen, including the expenses of the fairgrounds, so when the fair has a simple, fundraising "pie auction,"every amount is dire needed. I attended... Read more

21-08-2017 Hits:73 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


'Archie' cartoonist's daughter to speak to historical societ…

  CENTER HARBOR — If you’re of a certain age, or love comic books, you probably think you know Archie Andrews and his gang of friends from Riverdale High. But... do you really? Were Archie's friends, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie and the rest of the gang, based on teenagers with whom Archie cartoonist Bob Montana went to high school in Haverhill, Massachusetts, or perhaps Manchester, New Hampshire? Will speaker Lynn Montana reveal the true identities of... Read more

21-08-2017 Hits:108 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Phyllis M. Dane Prouty, 88

Phyllis M. Dane Prouty, 88

  MOULTONBOROUGH — Phyllis M. Dane Prouty of Moultonborough died suddenly on Aug. 15, 2017, at her home.Born on July 27, 1925, in Medford, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Joseph Noyes and Alice (Hilson) Marsh.She graduated from Medford High School and attended Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.She spent one year in Mexico with the American Friends Service Committee. In 1951 she married Sherman Dane, also of Medford. They moved to Marshfield, Massachusetts, where they raised... Read more

18-08-2017 Hits:281 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

8-23-17 Calendar

Library Events Adult Board Game Night, Laconia Public Library, 6 to 7:30 p.m.​ For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Line Dancing, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Check Out an Expert, 10 a.m. to noon. For details call 603-524-6042. Events tat Belmont Public Library: Story Time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Adult Craft and Laugh, 5 to 6 p.m. For details call 603-267-8331. Whimsical Tales, Meredith Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. For details call 603-279-4303. Events at Hall Memorial... Read more

21-08-2017 Hits:72 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Alan Vervaeke - Dead soldiers don't keep the Confederacy ali…

The North was lucky. We had one lackluster fool after another in charge of the Union Army. Scott. McClellan. Meade. Pope. We finally lucked out with Ulysses Grant, a man considered a hapless drunk and poor officer when the Civil War broke out. We lost a lot of battles. If not for pure luck we’d have lost at Gettysburg. Suing for peace was on the table as was outright defeat. Things might look very different... Read more

21-08-2017 Hits:43 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler