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Join us on Thursday for an open forum on Motorcycle Week

To The Daily Sun,

The Laconia Motorcycle Week Association would like to invite residents, Rally patrons, business/property owners, and interested community members to an open forum regarding this year's 94th anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week. The forum will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the historic Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia.

The forum is an opportunity to ask questions of LMWA board members and learn more about plans for the 2017 rally. This open forum will be moderated by Binnie Media's Pat Kelly, and provides an opportunity for discussion about plans, concerns and suggestions for the 2017 Laconia Motorcycle Week. LMWA Executive Director Charlie St. Clair, Deputy Director Jennifer Anderson, board President Cynthia Makris of the Naswa Resort, and Laconia Mayor Ed Engler will participate in the panel discussion. Local and state law enforcement and public safety officials will also be available to answer questions.

The Laconia Motorcycle Week Association is a state of New Hampshire non-profit organization that helps promote the state, the Lakes Region, and the Rally to motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the world. The World's Oldest Motorcycle Rally, Laconia Motorcycle Week, celebrates its 94th anniversary of the Rally from June 10 to 18, 2017.

Please be sure to join us for an engaging and productive discussion this Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia.

Charlie St. Clair

Executive Director


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The IL-MA team is playing in the big game on Saturday, please help

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to thank all parents and children that joined, watched or cringed as I have paraded up and down the sidelines each football season. It started in 2008 when Ryan Kelly started playing in Gilford as a Silver Hawk. For four years the folks of Gilford took Ryan and his friends in as if he was their own and shared with him the aspects of the game, how to be a good winner and a good loser, and these Gilford coaches and families lets us in to be a part of their family for three months out of the next four years. Thank you.

Then we came back to Meredith as Ryan entered ninth grade and he was going to play for the IL/MA Lakers. What a transition, the big league, and still I was able to "do my thing" on the sidelines to encourage not only Ryan Kelly but his friends as well — Zach, Justin, Collin, Anthony, Andrew, Nick, and the list goes on.

See, I love these kids. I am loud, so they know I am there. I am loud because sometimes they need loud. I am loud because I never want Ryan Kelly to think he is alone. This Saturday, Ryan Kelly, Zach, Justin, Collin, Andrew and the rest of these boys are going to play the big game at UNH. I ask for your help. I ask you to join them at UNH. I ask, if you can, that you help to support our Lakes Region team as they move to win against a strong Stevens' team. I ask that you let these boys know you are with them this week.

If you have a business and your business has a sign, change your sign to let these boys know you are with them, please. As I move through this week, the last week that I will be running sidelines as a proud dad of a great IL/MA team football player and student of Inter-Lakes High School, I once again say, Thank You to all who have been with me and more importantly with Ryan Kelly in his quest for a championship. GO LAKERS.

Chris Kelly


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