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Hotel slated at Akwa Marina

LACONIA — The Mailloux family, the owners and operators of Akwa Marina at The Weirs, plan to add a hotel to the shorefront complex, which would be built on a footprint originally approved for a building housing retail outlets, food services and storage space.The hotel would adjoin the cabanas along the beach and overlook the swimming pool and restaurant. The 11,700-square-foot building would contain eight units — three with one bedroom, four with two bedrooms... Read more

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Bob Meade - "Free" health care

In a previous column, we addressed the politicians' promise of "Free college tuition." This column addresses the promise of "Free Health Care," which is being made by Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton. The term "single payer system" is used by politicians to somewhat subtly describe a system in which the federal government is the "single payer." That frightening thought would mean that health care decisions would be made by the government, and would be limited to... Read more

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Garland making and holiday luncheon planned for Senior Momen…

GILFORD — The Senior Moment-um program is preparing for the holidays with the making of garlands and a special luncheon. On Monday, Dec. 7, the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Christmas garlands program at the Youth Center at noon. Seniors will be stringing popcorn and cranberry garlands for the Village Candlelight Stroll. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch and beverage. Supplies, music and the holiday cheer will be provided On Monday, Dec... Read more

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John 'Yani' Kafanelis, 45

John 'Yani' Kafanelis, 45

  John "Yani" Kafanelis, 45 GILFORD — John "Yani" Kafanelis, age 45, of Gilford, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston while waiting for a transplant. He was born on Feb. 27, 1970, in Manchester, the son of Bessie (Karageorge) Kafanelis and the late Dimitrios Kafanelis. John was a resident of the Lakes Region for 30 years and owned his own restaurant. He was a communicant at Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church and a respected... Read more

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Calendar of Events

11-30-15 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Mahjong, 12:30-3 p.m. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Chess Club, 4-7 p.m. Gallery psychic reading, 6-7:30 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive, noon-5 p.m., Tapply Thompson Community Center, 10 North Main St., Bristol. Senior Moment-um program meets at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at  Patrick's Pub in Gilford. Talk on women soldiers of the Civil War, 6:30 p.m., Woodside Building, Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia. Free. RSVPs requested by calling, 524-5600. This program by... 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 — The Lakes Region's Thanksgiving to G…

By MARY O'NEILL   The oldest account of Thanksgiving is recorded in a letter written by Edward Winslow dated December 12, 1621. He wrote: "Our corn did prove well, and God be praised, we had a good increase of Indian corn...our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors... many of the Indians coming amongst us... Read more

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