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Ray Duckler: Jumping into a new phase in life

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spencer Reed, emotionally guarded most of his life, landed Friday with the eyes of a child who’d just gotten a puppy. He turned 90 on Thursday, but his seven children are enjoying his rebirth lately, a face-lift of the soul. He jumped from a plane 13,500 feet in the air and says, “I’d do it again tomorrow. Out of this … 0


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ueng-Miller Stephanie Uenh and Brian Miller were married July 5 at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, Calif. Sarah Henken officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The bridesmaids were Melissa Panganiban of Los Angeles, Calif.; Kathleen Taylor of Indianapolis, Ind.; Jessica Lee … 0

Thanks a Million: Supporting the arts on Lake Sunapee

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Center for the Arts wants to thank those who helped make our “Auction for the Arts” a success! We appreciate our members, sponsors and donors who contributed to our 2014 programs and support the arts in the Lake Sunapee Region. Thank you to the Lake Sunapee Protective Association for the use of their venue, and to all the artists who donated artwork … 0

Center for the Arts thanks supporters

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Center for the Arts The Center for the Arts is a growing organization, thanks to the community, its members, business partners and dedicated volunteers. CFA began with a goal of supporting existing cultural events, artists and arts organizations, as well as bringing new no-cost arts programs to the … 0


Thursday, August 21, 2014

CONCORD Ben Schultz was named one of the 10 finalists of the 2014 Music Matters contest, a partnership between Salem Five and radio station 92.5 The River, that helps support music programs in local public schools. Students from the region submitted a recording of an original song, along … 0

Alton Central School Honors

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The following students earned honors for the third trimester at Alton Central School: Grade 8 High Honors: Gabriela d’Empaire-Poirier Grade 8 Honors: Jane Alfonso, Alexandra Berry, Hannah Bureau, Sydney DeJager, Sadie DeJager, Brianna Duggan, Kali Dwyer, Maddison Foss, … 0


Thursday, August 21, 2014

CONCORD Girls on the run! Registration is open for Concord-area teams for the fall season of Girls on the Run. Girls in grades three through five are invited to register for a team at Bow Elementary, Christa McAuliffe (Concord), Abbot-Downing (Concord) or Penacook Elementary schools. Girls in grades … 0

Man who raised $100,000 for ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge dies

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Corey Griffin, a former Bain Capital manager who raised more than $100,000 for the ALS Association in the past week through the Ice Bucket Challenge, was killed in a diving accident. He was 27. He died at 3 a.m. Aug. 16 at Nantucket Cottage Hospital in Massachusetts, after … 0


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Richard-Dexter Peter Richard and Dana Dexter were married May 24 at Villa Mandarinas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Tanya Frost performed the double-ring ceremony. Michael Cimon of Salisbury, Mass., was the best man for Richard. Phala Vilchock of Norringham … 0

Mr. and Mrs. LaRose

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. LaRose Almond and Geraldine (Watson) LaRose of Pembroke recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 31, 1954, in Westfield, Vt. The couple has three children, Gail Davis and her husband, Roger, of … 0

Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team participates in National Night Out in Laconia

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team recently participated in the National Night Out Party at the Laconia Police Station. The team – (from left) Richard Christopher, Amanda Ewing, Joyce Messer, Kathleen Merriam, Carmen Bishop, Jack Bishop, Mary … 0


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WWII women American Rosie the Riveter Association is attempting to locate women who worked on the homefront during World War II in order to preserve their stories as supporters of the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, makers of clothing and parachutes for the military, … 0

Ray Duckler: Birth of a legend, while patrolling the streets

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Charles Lapierre’s strong-yet-gentle hands touched many lives around here. And that included the lives of newborn babies. That’s one of the stories you’ll hear about Lapierre, who died earlier this month at the age of 100. It’s the … 0