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From high tech to high art

From high tech to high art

Microscope engineer Lou Farkas switches work to follow his passion By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN MEREDITH — Lou Farkas has spent most of his adult life working to develop next generation high-resolution microscopes, a demanding and high stress field in which success is measured in such small incremental units of measure that the results are invisible to the unaided human eye.Now he's embarked on a new career, one in which his high-end furniture creations are very... Read more


State legislature elections affect you more than national ra…

To The Daily Sun, The New Hampshire state primary is on Sept. 13, Tuesday of the week after Labor Day. I'm running for the New Hampshire House of Representatives again, and I would sincerely appreciate your vote. There are five of us running in the Democratic Primary for the four seats in Laconia, which comprises Belknap County District 3. This primary gives you a chance to choose four of us to run in the November election. All registered... Read more

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Gilford Community Band fires up for Old Home Day

GILFORD — The Gilford Community Band will conclude its summer concert program at the Gilford Old Home Day on Saturday, Aug. 27. The 10 a.m. parade will be followed by the evening concert at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., the traditional fireworks display will be ignited. Director Lyvie Beyrent has selected a varied musical program. "Carolina in the Morning" was composed by Gus Kahn(words) and Walter Donaldson(music) in 1922. It debuted on Broadway in the risqué... Read more

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Evelyn K. Ferland, 83

Evelyn K. Ferland, 83

  Evelyn K. Ferland, 83 LACONIA — Evelyn K. Ferland, 83, of Union Avenue died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Lakes Region General Hospital. Evelyn was born January 1933 in Wheelock, Vermont, daughter to the late Homer and Laura Dezan. She worked as a seamstress for Laconia Shoe for many years as well as Benmar Apparel, and later retired in 1995. After retirement she worked part-time for Franklin TRIP Center, Henry's Dry Cleaner, and St. Joseph Rectory for a... Read more

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Calendar of Events

8-25-16 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Conversational French, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Author Series: Peter Zheutlin, "Rescue Road Exercise Your Mind," 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-6042. Events at Meredith Public Library: Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Book Group, noon. Events at Sanbornton Public Library: Artists' Group, 1 p.m.; Fiber Arts, 6 p.m. Events at Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton: Yoga with Shannon, New Hampton, 10:30... Read more

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Froma Harrop - French ban of burkinis is none of our busines…

A few years ago, I took a French friend to a crowded beach in Rhode Island. No sooner had we hit the soft sands than she ripped off the top of her two-piece, baring her breasts to the sun and to curious boys playing nearby. "You can't do that," I said. "This is New England. People don't go topless here." Not entirely true. There are secluded beaches where New Englanders strip to nothing, but I kept it... Read more

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