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Traffic counts suggest Motorcycle Week activity still declining

LACONIA — Traffic during the 91st running of Motorcycle Week in June recorded at 10 locations by the Lakes Region Planning Commission was less than in 2014 and, on the last weekend of the rally — when rain fell or threatened — volume was the lightest of any year in the last 10 years at nine of the 10 locations. The commission counted traffic (in both directions) between Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 21 at Funspot and the Weirs Channel Bridge on Rte. 3, White Oaks Road on Rte.-11B, the Chamber of Commerce and Margate Resort on Weirs Boulevard, Union... Read more


Mr. Jean is showing that he is the adult in the selectmen's …

To The Daily Sun, The Gilmanton selectmen seem to be having a difficult time attempting to do their duty in appointing a third selectman. The idea that a precedent or a tradition has been set, thus indicating that Mr. Currier is the appropriate choice is not convincing. Circumstances change and even the thought that those who supported him as a write-in candidate would still support him is tenuous. Mr. Jean makes valid points that 623 voters opposed Mr. Currier... 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


Gospel Brunch at Pitman's Freight Room Sunday

LACONIA — Brother Bob White and Dave Keller will present a Gospel Brunch on Sunday, August 2 at 11 a.m. at Pitman's Freight Room. The $30 admission includes brunch. Pitman's is a BYOB venue. At 84-years-young Kansas City Gospel organist and singer Brother Bob White is a living treasure. He's one of the very last of the 'old school' gospel organists and a singer of great feeling and depth. For 58 years he has provided the musical foundation... 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


The Rev. Franklin G. Sherrill II, 87

  The Rev. Franklin G. Sherrill II, 87 MOULTONBOROUGH – Franklin Goldthwaite Sherrill II, 87, of Moultonborough, died July 26, 2015, at Golden View Health Center in Meredith. Born in Boston to Henry Knox Sherrill and Barbara Harris Sherrill, he was a graduate of Milton Academy, Yale University and the Episcopal Theological Seminary. An ordained Episcopal clergyman, he served parishes in Dickinson, N.D., Ipswich, Mass., and Brooklyn, N.Y. After retiring, he held interim ministries in Hanover, Portsmouth, Rochester, East... Read more

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