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Community Action Program closing senior center in Meredith

MEREDITH — The Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (CAP) this week announced the closure of the Inter-lakes Senior Center, which operated for many years at Trinity Episcopal Church before moving to the Community Center in April 2006. The center served the towns of Meredith, Center Harbor and New Hampton. In a prepared statement, the agency explained that it was "faced with making this very difficult decision due to rising costs and funding reductions." The CAP rented space and use of the kitchen at the Community Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, offering a congregate luncheon that... Read more

Letters

Sunday, April 27 is Gold Star Mother's Day in New Hampshire

To The Daily Sun, During the First World War, in May 1918, President Woodrow Wilson approved the suggestion of the Women's Committee of National Defenses recommending that American women should wear a black band on the upper left arm adorned with a gold star. Each star representing a family member who had given his or her life for their country. President Woodrow Wilson first used the term "Gold Star Mother" in his letter to the Women's... Read more

Columns

Jim Hightower - Uber-rich NFL owners paying cheerleaders bel…

It doesn't take an IQ much higher than room temperature to realize that it's way past time to raise America's sub-poverty minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. But let's also pay attention to the millions of people trying to make ends meet on — believe it or not — America's sub-minimum wage. Some of our country's richest corporations have turned national wage laws into Swiss cheese, riddling them with special loopholes that let them escape paying... Read more

Sports

Round-up: Gilford tennis steamrolling the competition

The Golden Eagles boys' tennis team continues to dominate the courts in the NHIAA's Division III class. Gilford has rolled to a 5-0 start and has yet to lose a single match in the '14 season, beating all five opponents 9-0. The latest victory came last Friday in Whitefield against White Mountains. Gilford will host Belin (2-1) on Monday and an undefeated Bow (4-0) squad on Tuesday. Gilford's girls' picked up their fourth victory over White... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Jenot-Lamper

Amanda Jenot and Donald Lamper Sr. Allen and Christine Jenot of Meredith, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Rose Jenot to Donald Allen Lamper Sr., son of Anna MacDonald of Laconia, NH and Troy Lamper of Center Harbor. The future bride is employed at Wal-Mart in Gilford, NH. The groom is employed at Lakes Region Casino in Belmont, NH. The Wedding Day is planned for Aug 16, 2014. Read more

Calendar of Events

4-23-14 Calendar

Lakes Region Tea Party meeting featuring guest speaker Andrew Hemingway. 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Police/Fire Building next to the library. Hemingway will speak about his run for governor. For more information email markbiller@hotmail.com. The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire holds a brown-bag lunch to share the story of their work on behalf of vulnerable New Hampshire Youth. 1:30 p.m. at the Plymouth State University Welcome Center. No registration required.  Events at the Hall... Read more

Announcements

N.H. Humane Society hosting rabies clinic Sat.

LACONIA —New Hampshire Humane Society will host the second of two annual Spring Rabies & Microchip Clinic on Saturday, April 26, at the shelter on Meredith Center Road, Laconia. State law requires all cats and dogs require rabies vaccination and periodic boosters to ensure protection. While this zoonotic disease is generally contained within the wild kingdom by predators, the very real possibility of jumping that natural barrier via the family dog, or cat exists, especially in... Read more

Births

Birth- Mila Eloise Lucille Letourneau

Mila Eloise Lucille LetourneauMila Eloise Lucille Letourneau was born February 12, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her parents are Michael and Mary Beth Letourneau of Belmont, NH. She joins her big brothers Isaiah James, 14, and Liam John Steven, 18 months. The maternal grandparents are Steven and Colleen Tewksbury of Hebron, NH. The paternal grandparents are Jean-Luc and Monique Letourneau of Compton, QC. The great-grandparents are... Read more

People

Zachary J. Hamel - Graduation

Manhattan, New York - The 143rd commencement exercises of St. John's University were held on Saturday, May 19 with more than 2500 degrees being conferred to students at the doctoral, master and bachelor levels. Zachary J. Hamel, the son of Mitch and Debra Hamel of Laconia majored in Accounting and received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Read more

Obituaries

Hazel L. Inkel-Rickert-Fuller, 88

FRANKLIN — Hazel L. (McLean) Inkel-Rickert-Fuller, 88, a longtime resident of the Franklin-Northfield areas died peacefully, Wednesday, April 23 at the Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. She had been surrounded by family and friends, sharing wonderful memories, in the days before passing. She was born in Montpelier, Vt., January 12, 1926, only child of Flossie Gile McLean. She had resided in Northfield for a short time, living in Franklin for over... Read more

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