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Getting letters on the lakes

Getting letters on the lakes

 The Uncle Sam mail boat delivered mail to Lake Winnipesaukee islands from 1906 through 1961. A 1916 act of Congress designated it as the only floating post office in the country. (Courtesy photo) Sophie C carries on Lake Winnipesaukee’s 125-year mailboat tradition By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — The Sophie C is the oldest floating post office in the United States and continues a Lake Winnipesaukee tradition that dates back to 1892. Sophie's daily mail runs take... Read more



Please keep that young Dalmatian from roaming around Gunstoc…

To The Daily Sun, Whomever it is in Gunstock Acres with a young Dalmatian dog roaming FREE — you need to chain it up! It has been in my yard too many times over the past month. Today it wrecked some plants, mulch, and fencing. Not to mention it totally caused havoc for MY two dogs that were ON their chains IN their yard. Other neighbors have complained as well. Today we called the dog officer... Read more

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Learn how to research tricky ancestry June 29

WOLFEBORO — Dee Ide and Jeffra Kill will present the program “You Found It Where? Unusual Records” on Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Public Library. The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group and the Library are sponsoring this free program, which is open to all. Often while looking for ancestors, even the most thorough genealogists come to a brick wall. It can be frustrating and discouraging. The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group’s weekly... Read more

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Sylvia A. LaBrie, 62

Sylvia A. LaBrie, 62

 READING, Vt. — Sylvia Ann LaBrie, 62, of Reading, passed away June 22, 2017, at Mount Ascutney Hospital, in Windsor, after a courageous battle with cancer.Sylvia was born May 24, 1955, in Laconia, New Hampshire, and was the daughter of Evelyn (Parker) Parris and James Parris. She resided in Meredith, New Hampshire, for the early years, and moved to Vermont 21 years ago.She worked for many years as a chambermaid, and as a nurse at... Read more

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Calendar of Events

6-26-17b Calendar

  Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Teddy Bear Picnic, 2 to 3 p.m.; Adult Polymer Clay Craft, 6 to 8 p.m.​ For details call 603-524-4775. Mahjong, Gilford Public Library, 12:30 to 3 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Chess Club, 3 to 6 p.m.; The Bookers, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-286-8971.             Special Community Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region Golf Tournament, Laconia Country Club, 607 Elm St., Laconia, 7:30... Read more

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Linda Hamrick - Neglect of Great Danes could have been preve…

When The Humane Society of the United States entered a mansion in Wolfeboro on June 16 in collaboration with the Wolfeboro Police Department and representatives from the Conway Area Humane Society and Pope Memorial SPCA, what we found was appalling and even somewhat unimaginable.Animal waste covered the walls and floors, the smell of ammonia overwhelmed our Animal Rescue Team, and 84 Great Danes had been trapped inside, living in a place entirely unfit for them... Read more

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