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Audubon hosting talk about rare, endangered species

  MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program about "Rare and Endangered of the Lakes Region," presented by Rick Van de Poll on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Loon Center. This talk will emphasize the oft-unnoticed elements of our flora and fauna, and discuss the reasons why they're rare, as well as the uncommon and often fragile natural communities that they require. This illustrated slide... Read more

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Fair attendance may have topped 35,000

SANDWICH — Warm and sunny weather brought out another large crowd for the third and final day of the 105th annual Sandwich Fair Monday.Fair President Dan Peaslee said that the fair drew 11,500 people on Saturday despite cool weather and 14,500 showed up on Sunday, when the weather improved.''There was even a good turnout Friday night when the midway was open for rides. A lot of high school students came out despite the rain,'' said... Read more

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Calendar of Events

10-12-15 Calendar

  Story time for infants at Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol. 10 a.m.Chess Club at the Hall Memorial Library. 4-7 p.m. Lakes Region Parade of Homes tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit nine show homes throughout the region. $10 ticket allows for visit to all homes. See for more information.  Team Trivia at at Patrick's Pub & Eatery.  7 p.m.​, at 18 Weirs Rd in Gilford. For details email Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at... 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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Party to celebrate Belmont’s Winni Trail will be held on Thu…

To the Daily Sun, Walkers and bicyclists can now look forward to a great new trail. Construction begins this month on the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail in Belmont. When it is completed next spring, the Winni Trail  will connect to the next phase of the WOW Trail in Laconia. Belmont residents and others are invited to a Winni Trail celebration and planning meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Corner Meeting House (16 Sargent... Read more

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E. Scott Cracraft - Innocent vs. willful ignorance

In the U.S.A. we have been (rightfully) socialized to believe that "all men (and women) are created equal. Some, however, seem to believe that it follows that all ideas and opinions are created equal. This is not the case. Some who make statements and cannot back them up with empirical evidence believe that they should have "equal time" with those who can. It depends on the circumstances, of course, but in many cases, not all... Read more

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Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

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

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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

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Francis M. Ludtka, 60

Francis M. Ludtka, 60

  Francis M. Ludtka, 60 LACONIA — Francis M. Ludtka of Laconia, formerly of Connecticut, peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at the age of 60 years old. He was born on Dec. 30, 1954, in Rochester, N.Y., the son of the late Francis H. and Theresa M. Ludtka (Katalenas). Francis proudly served his country in the Air Force from 1974-1978. He worked as a machine operator for Aavid Engineering until his retirement in 1992. He... Read more

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