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From high tech to high art

From high tech to high art

Microscope engineer Lou Farkas switches work to follow his passion By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — Lou Farkas has spent most of his adult life working to develop next generation high-resolution microscopes, a demanding and high stress field in which success is measured in such small incremental units of measure that the results are invisible to the unaided human eye.Now he's embarked on a new career, one in which his high-end furniture creations are very... Read more


Looking forward to cast a vote for Jonathan Smolin on Sept. …

To The Daily Sun, Sept. 13 is primary day throughout New Hampshire. I am looking forward to that day when I can cast my vote in Gilford for Jonathan Smolin, a well-known and respected Alton resident who is running for the Belknap County seat that includes the towns of Alton, Gilford, Meredith and Center Harbor. Jonathan is a longtime Alton resident with a community-minded spirit. His background, in business and the medical field, will be an asset... Read more

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Gilford Community Band fires up for Old Home Day

GILFORD — The Gilford Community Band will conclude its summer concert program at the Gilford Old Home Day on Saturday, Aug. 27. The 10 a.m. parade will be followed by the evening concert at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., the traditional fireworks display will be ignited. Director Lyvie Beyrent has selected a varied musical program. "Carolina in the Morning" was composed by Gus Kahn(words) and Walter Donaldson(music) in 1922. It debuted on Broadway in the risqué... Read more

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Evelyn K. Ferland, 83

Evelyn K. Ferland, 83

  Evelyn K. Ferland, 83 LACONIA — Evelyn K. Ferland, 83, of Union Avenue died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Lakes Region General Hospital. Evelyn was born January 1933 in Wheelock, Vermont, daughter to the late Homer and Laura Dezan. She worked as a seamstress for Laconia Shoe for many years as well as Benmar Apparel, and later retired in 1995. After retirement she worked part-time for Franklin TRIP Center, Henry's Dry Cleaner, and St. Joseph Rectory for a... Read more

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Calendar of Events

8-25-16 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Author Series: Peter Zheutlin, "Rescue Road Exercise Your Mind," 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Meredith Public Library: Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Book Group, noon. Events at Sanbornton Public Library: Artists' Group, 1 p.m.; Fiber Arts, 6 p.m. Events at Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton: Yoga with Shannon, New Hampton, 10:30... Read more

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Michael Barone - Identifying the real victim

Victims aren't always virtuous. That's a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their own. But those they help don't always turn out to be very grateful. And sometimes it's hard to be sure just who the victim is. The most heavily publicized and violence-prompting police killings of young black men — in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, and Milwaukee this... Read more

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