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Curling on the cheap

Curling on the cheap

Dick Pease throws a stone for the blue team during the first night of curling with the Gilford Parks and Rec at the Arthur Tilton Ice Rink. Games are played on Thursday nights and cost just $2 per night. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) Gilford offers its own version of the Olympic sport By ADAM DRAPCHO, LACONIA DAILY SUN GILFORD — Curling – the sport of sliding stones across ice toward a target, sort of like a... Read more

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Over 200,000 people marched for life in Washington, DC

To The Daily Sun, A busload of mostly young people, returned from the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Saturday morning. On Friday the 19th of January speakers there talked of pro-life, and President Trump talked to the gathering by video with words of encouragement and appreciation for our stand. There were over 200,000 participants in the rally, and the march went past the Supreme Court. Just a reminder. There is value, dignity and worth in all... Read more

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Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry names Trisha Wilder direc…

Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry names Trisha Wilder director

FRANKLIN — Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry has appointed Trisha Wildes as its new pantry director. Trisha is a resident of Franklin and has been serving as a volunteer courier, picking up our New Hampshire Food Bank Fresh Rescue donations at Hannaford and BJ’s several days a week, for the past two years. The Pantry also announced that, when schools close due to poor weather conditions, the Pantry will remain open. Although the facility may be... Read more

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Leroy W. Sargent, 80

Leroy W. Sargent, 80

CANTERBURY — Leroy Walter Sargent, 80, passed away in Sanbornton, on Jan. 22, 2018, following a three-week battle with leukemia. Leroy won, leukemia lost. Leroy is now celebrating with Jesus, his parents, Harrison and Mona (Porter) Sargent; brothers Richard Sr. and Harry; grandparents, cousins and fishing and hunting buddies waiting for him. He will wait for his wife of 22 years, Charlene; sisters, Elsie (Steve) Campbell, June (Frank) Gilbert; brother, William (Lucy) Sargent; three stepdaughters;... Read more

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Calendar of Events

1-25-18 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth to Age 3), 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (Ages 3 to 6), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Purl Jam, 2 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775.Events at Gilford Public Library: Yoga Fun (2- to 4-year-olds), 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Yoga Fun (4- to 6-year-olds), 11:15 a.m. to noon; Crafty Kids Drop-In, 1 to 4 p.m.; Home School Game Club, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.;... Read more

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Pat Buchanan - Is democracy on the way down?

“The Western democratic system is hailed by the developed world as near perfect and the most superior political system to run a country,” mocked China’s official new agency.“However, what’s happening in the United States today will make more people worldwide reflect on the viability and legitimacy of such a chaotic political system.”There is a worldwide audience for what Beijing had to say about the shutdown of the U.S. government, for there is truth in it.According... Read more

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