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'Free the Nipple' protest targets Labor Day weekend

LACONIA — An attorney representing Heidi Lilley of the Free The Nipple – New Hampshire has asked the City Council and the police chief to change the local ordinance prohibiting women from publicly displaying the nipple portion of their breasts so it complies with state and federal laws. Atty. Dan Hynes of Liberty Legal Services sent the written request to Police Chief Christopher Adams with a courtesy copy to the City Council Thursday in part to notify them that the Free The Nipple campaign and Lilley would be coming to Weirs Beach over the three-day Labor Day holiday and "they could... Read more


Thank you for voting to support life

To The Daily Sun, In the Friday, Aug. 28, edition Mr. Rottenecker decided to share a bit of Senator Ayotte's response to his demands of why she cast her vote in support of life. He then stated the video released to expose the Planned Parenthood butchery "had more splices than the Nixon tapes" and that the tapes should be investigated. His demand has, in a way, been pre-empted: knowing that would be the squealing of the... Read more


Anne Deli - A 5-point plan to revive Motorcycle Week

There has been an outpouring of concern for the direction and future of Laconia Motorcycle Week since I spoke in opposition to new bike week vendor fees at a recent workshop of Meredith selectmen. What has struck me is how much this dialogue, long simmering below the surface, has needed to come to the forefront and be discussed. The facts speak for themselves — attendance is down, traffic is down, and interest is down. We must... Read more


Waukewan Ladies count their putts

The Waukewan Ladies were back on the course for the first sunny day of the season. The ladies cheered as they teed off on the back nine. Teams of 4 and a game of "Count Your Putts" was the plan of attack. Two best putts per hole netted the winning team $10 per player with a total of only 27 putts. Congratulations to the team of: Jan Lefebvre, Ellen Vail, Gloria Ferland, and Karen Bourgeois.... Read more



Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire of Laconia, NH, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Kevin Chaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chaff of Hampstead, NH. The future bride graduated from Southern NH University with a masters degree in business. She is employed at EFI in Meredith. The future groom received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from U. Mass Lowell. He is employed by the State of NH 911.... Read more

Calendar of Events

8-27-15 Calendar

Performance of gothic drama "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Info and tickets: (603) 279-0333 or     Live Music with Paul Warnick at Patricks Pub & Eatery in Gilford. 7 p.m. Music In The Concrete Courtyard with Isaac Loring in Downtown Laconia. 4:30 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and instrument.     Artists' Group at Sanbornton Public Library. 1 p.m. Pajama Story Time with Miss Lily at Gilman Library. 6... Read more


WMNF Artist in Residence offers free public program

CAMPTON — The 2015 White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence will introduce his work and plans for his month-long residency in a free public program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, 71 White Mountain Drive in Campton. Ben Cosgrove, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and writer, will describe his artistic process, play some of his compositions inspired by landscape, and lead a discussion on the relationships between music, sound and... Read more


Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more


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


Janina 'Jan' Majcher, 100

  Janina "Jan" Majcher, 100 LACONIA — Janina "Jan" Majcher, 100, of the Taylor Community at Ledgeview, died peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2015. Jan was born on Oct. 4, 1914, in Pittsburgh, daughter of John and Catherine (Sikora) Majcher. She worked at the Boston Envelope Company for 23 years banding envelopes. Jan was also a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Laconia. Jan was very artistic and creative. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing the piano, painting with water colors... Read more

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