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It’s all downhill

It’s all downhill

Trevor Messerve follows his son Caeden down a trail at Highland Mountain Bike Park. Nine-year-old Caeden participated in the “Summer Ride” Camp over the Fourth of July and continues to learn new tricks with his Highland coaches to master some of the intermediate trails. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun) Families as well as pros enjoy Highland Mountain Bike Park By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUNNORTHFIELD — Most people think of mountain biking as an extreme... Read more



Local veterans need a place to meet; do you have one availab…

To The Daily Sun, Veterans need a local place to have meetings. It's more difficult, our vets have to go down to Concord. If a company or landlord would open their doors for a place for meetings it would be great. Laconia/Gilford (local) property owners would be able to really show thanks for their service. Vets, fire and police would like to help. John Gaydos Belmont Read more

16-08-2017 Hits:69 Letters Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler


Sign up by this Sunday for all Lakes Region United Soccer Cl…

 LACONIA — This Sunday, Aug. 20, is the deadline to register for the Lakes Region United Soccer Club's fall season. Lakes Region United offers competitive soccer opportunities for boys and girls in the Lakes Region who love the game and want to improve their skills. The club is now in its 10th season with more than 120 players from a variety of local towns, including Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Gilmanton, Meredith, Alton, Moultonborough, Sanborton, Canterbury, and New... Read more

16-08-2017 Hits:23 Community Announcements Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


John C. Haven, 78

John C. Haven, 78

LACONIA — John Conrad Haven, 78, joined “his Sheila” in glory on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, after a very long and valiant fight with COPD and emphysema.John was born Jan. 16, 1939, to Richard and Mary (Lord) Haven in Somerville, Massachusetts. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1957.After marrying his high school sweetheart, Sheila Ruth Cassavaugh (“his Sheila”) in 1959, John served in the Army, spending... Read more

16-08-2017 Hits:43 Obituaries Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen

Calendar of Events

8-17-17 Calendar

Library Events Events at Laconia Public Library: Preschool Story Time (Birth to Age 3), 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (Ages 3 to 6), 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For details call 603-524-4775. Events at Gilford Public Library: Teen Drop-In 3D Model Art, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Brown Bag Book Discussion, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Evening Book Discussion, 6 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Meredith Public Library: Knotty... Read more

15-08-2017 Hits:149 Calendar of Events Mike Mortensen - avatar Mike Mortensen


Bob Meade - Let's recapture civility

What we read in the “letters” section of this and other newspapers, is a microcosm of how our country is functioning today. Or, more accurately, how our country is dis-functioning today. Hardly a day goes by without our being able to read a letter demeaning another writer. The writers don’t make an argument of substance, but will often take someone to task for expressing their faith, or their differing political viewpoint, or because they’re old... Read more

14-08-2017 Hits:277 Columns Edward Engler - avatar Edward Engler