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Sawyer's Marks 70th anniversary

GILFORD — Sawyer's Dairy Bar marks its 70th anniversary this year and one thing that hasn't changed in all that time is the favorite ice cream of its customers.Black Raspberry still is the favorite according to Larry Litchfield, who along with his wife, Pati, purchased the Lakes Region landmark 10 years ago and have succeeded in keeping alive the traditions of the iconic establishment int Gilford Meadow.But there's more variety in the Black Raspberry area than there used to be according to Larry, who points out that it's also offered as Black Raspberry Chip, Black Raspberry Truffle and as Black... Read more


Michael Barone - The Bulworth syndrome

As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. Republican voters have been seething with discontent toward their party's officeholders and have not become enchanted with any one of 15 more or less conventional politicians who are running. Democratic voters support their officeholders with lockstep loyalty and seem untroubled by the serious flaws of their party's clear... Read more


How to pick an agent...

By Roy Sanborn REALTOR® Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Real Estate  June was a great month for single family home sales in our Lakes region communities with 112 transactions taking place at an average sales price of $325,548. That brings the total number of transactions for the first half of 2015 to 417 at an average price of $309,625. That is up from last year's first-half total of 408 transactions at an average of $299,623. How do you choose a real estate agent to work with you... 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

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M'boro Lions golf tournament set for July 20

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Lions Club is inviting all golfers to participate in the 11th annual Ed Selleck Classic Golf Tournament to be held Monday, July 20, at Ridgewood Country Club on Route 109 in Moultonborough. This four-person team scramble event will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. with an entry fee of $100 per person. All proceeds will go to support the community projects and activities organized and/or supported by the Moultonborough Lions Club. This annual tournament is named... Read more


Snow White at Silver Center on August 6

PLYMOUTH — IMPACT, the children's theatre company of Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln, will present their repertoire of children's stories adapted for the stage at 2 p.m. Thursdays at the Silver Center for the Arts on the Plymouth State University campus throughout the summer. The audience will have a chance to meet their favorite princess, bear, puppet, cat and all the other characters from the show in the lobby after each performance. The production for August 6... 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


Basil Pano, 85

  Basil Pano, 85   FRANKLIN – Basil Pano, 85, a lifelong resident of Franklin, died July 24, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon with his good friend and neighbor, Ernie Sulloway at his side, following a brief illness. Basil was born in Franklin, Nov. 20, 1929, son of the late James and Sofi (Petra) Pano. He was a 1949 graduate of Franklin High School. He served in the New Hampshire Army National Guard, Btry D, 744th... Read more

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