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City puts best face forward at Weirs

City puts best face forward at Weirs

  Joined by City of Laconia officials, designer McFarland Johnson, contractors Busby Construction and The Weirs community, Mayor Ed Engler had the honor of the official ribbon cutting for the Lakeside Avenue Improvement Project Thursday morning. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) $4.3 million improvement project finished in time for Bike WeekBy RICK GREEN, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — The completion of an eight-month, $4.3 million project to improve Lakeside Avenue in the Weirs Beach area was celebrated... Read more


Is it now politically incorrect to display American flags fo…

To The Daily Sun, Today, May 25, I went to Gilford Hannaford for my regular shopping. I needed to buy a new USA garden flag to replace last year's, that has become weather-worn. I thought there would be some in the promotional aisle, as they were there last year. Only the beach accessories were there, no flags. I asked an employee where they were. He consulted by cellphone to someone, then led me to the manager's... Read more

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Belknap Mill Matters - Keeping up with fashion and flair

Belknap Mill Matters - Keeping up with fashion and flair

By ALLISON AMBROSE We are grateful to the community for coming out to support the Belknap Mill's second annual Fashion & Flair professional fashion show on Sunday, May 21, where local celebrities showcased fashions from Tanger Outlets. A wide array of styles were featured from classic Levi's jeans to Banana Republic's business attire, and exquisite women's fashions from Christopher and Banks to comfort modern-wear from the Gap and trendy new teen clothing from Rue21. Our guests and... Read more

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Jeffrey B. Manter, 54

Jeffrey B. Manter, 54

BOSTON — Jeffrey B. Manter, 54, of Newbury Street, passed away suddenly of lung disease at his home on Monday, May 22, 2017, with family by his side. Jeffrey was born on May 13, 1963, in Laconia, the son of Thomas B. and Gretchen (Fowler) Manter. He was a graduate of Gilford High School and he attended Northwood Institute in Midland, Michigan. Jeffrey worked for Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Jeffrey is survived by his two daughters... Read more

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Calendar of Events

5-29-17 Calendar

Memorial Day Observances Laconia — 10 a.m. Parade from Wyatt Park to Veterans Square for main ceremonies. Lunch follows at VFW Post 1670, 143 Court St. Alton — 10 a.m. Parade from Monument Square to Old Riverside Cemetery for ceremony. Lunch follows at American Legion Post 72, 164 Wolfeboro Highway. Belmont — 1 p.m. Parade from Middle School parking lot to Veterans Memorial by St. Joseph Church for ceremony. Bristol — 9:30 a.m. Parade from Freudenberg parking to Homeland... Read more

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Bob Meade - Are the last ones the last ones?

A friend recently sent me an e-mail entitled "The Last Ones." It was a recollection of the life experiences of those who were born in the 1930s and early 1940s. It talked about living through the Great Depression, playing outside until the street lights came on, the absence of formalized play structures like Little League. It told of the family sitting around the radio imagining the scenes brought to life through the magic of sound-effects... Read more

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