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Laconia Firefighters spearhead effort to rebuild family home in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON – Pickup trucks line one side of Kelly Pond Road yesterday and the sound of hammer pounding and saws whining punctured the quiet country air. Like any other construction site, this one had a bright orange dumpster, stacks of drywall and other building materials and the constant drone of a generator. What made this one different is that it is an all-volunteer effort led by Laconia Firefighter Steve Hanser to rebuild a home that was damaged by a fire that left 12 members of the Batchelder family homeless. Hanser, who started his firefighting career with the New Hampton Fire Department as... Read more


It’s not the cat’s fault that it is left in the cold to fend…

To The Daily Sun, There was a letter in the paper a couple of days ago by a man who feeds stray cats near his building and has been told by the management not to feed them anymore. It makes me angry when people term stray and feral cats as nuisances because it is we humans who have put them in this unfortunate situation. We are the problem, not them. People are irresponsible with cats. They don't... Read more


Pat Buchanan - Obama throws Fidel a rope

The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro's Cuba. In JFK's metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit. We got back Alan Gross before his communist jailers killed him, along with an American spy, in exchange for three members of a Cuban espionage ring. Had we left it at that, the deal would have been fine. But Obama threw in... Read more


4th Annual Amy Annis Tournament to be held on January 25

The 4th Annual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, January 25 starting at 11 a.m. and will take place in both the Gilford Middle School and High School Gymnasiums. This fundraising event is a fun recreational co-ed volleyball tournament for high school age students through adults. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research as well as the Amy Annis Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is given annually to a... Read more


Wedding: Beane-Ryan

Ms. Sara Beane of Gilford, N.H. proudly and happily announces the marriage of her daughter Heather Lee Beane to Kevin Edward Ryan son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ryan of West Bridgewater, MA. on May 31st, 2014. The couple were married at the top of a mountain, overlooking Purity Lake, on a gorgeous, sunny day at Purity Springs Resort in East Madison, N.H. Heather, a Nurse Practitioner, is a 1998 graduate of Gilford High School, a 2002 graduate of Villanova... Read more

Calendar of Events

12-19-14 Calendar

Performance of Aladdin presented by the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith, 7 p.m. Tickets are $19 for adults and $16 for children. A family of six tickets is available for $84. Balcony tickets are $12 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets call 279-0333 or visit Sant Bani School performs The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht. 7 p.m. Admission is $5, for reservations or more information call 934-4240. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church... Read more


Leadership Lakes Region donates to Care Closet at Laconia Mi…

LACONIA —The Leadership Lakes Region group recently conducted its annual Social Issues Day. This is one of eight program days conducted throughout the year for a class of area professionals in a variety of subject areas. In anticipation of the day designed to foster a better understanding of the social issues impacting the Lakes Region, this year's class of 23 was asked to bring in donations for the Laconia Middle School's Care Closet. Run by school... 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


Brittany Sulham Crowned Miss Littleton Area 2014

Brittany Sulham, Miss Littleton Area 2014 Brittany Sulham, was crowned Miss Littleton Area on Saturday, June 21st. She is a 2014 graduate of Profile High School. Her platform was the importance of not texting while driving and her talent is modern dance. Her proud grandparents are Jackie and John Nikolais of Gilford, NH. Brittany resides in Bethlehem, NH. Read more


Donna Powers, 85

TAMPA, Fla. — Donna Powers, 85, died Dec. 13th, 2014 after a period of declining health, with family members at her side.She was born on Sept 3, 1929 in Telsiai, Lithuania to Ciprijonas and Eugenia Malisauskas.She left Lithuania during WWII with her parents, eventually immigrating to the US and residing in Dorchester, Mass. for many years. She moved to central N.H. in the early 1970s, where she lived until 1989. She spent her remaining years... Read more

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