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Veterans snowshoe hike through Ahern State Park in Laconia on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015, as part of the Camp Resilience program.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Ray Duckler: For veterans, a place for support, rejuvenation

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Breathe, yoga instructor Helen McConnell told the group of eight veterans, each storing some form of emotional baggage. Stretch. Bend. Relax. Unpack. McConnell twisted the men, participating in a therapeutic process in Gilford this week, into pretzels, then switched off the light in a room at the Gunstock Inn and told them to lie on the floor, eyes closed, arms …

Donation supports children

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Officers from the Gilford Police Department (including K9 Ike) received a check for $5,000 on behalf of the Gilford Police Relief Association from NH1 Children’s Auction. The GPRA is a nonprofit organization that provides support to local children and the Gilford community by providing grants and scholarships and sponsoring community events, such as …

Police officer receives honor for heroic actions

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gilford police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee and the Gilford Board of Selectmen will formally recognize the actions of police Officer Curtis Mailloux at the town hall March 11 at 7 p.m. Mailloux heard a call for a fire at 93 Old Lakeshore Road in Gilford on Feb. 8. He entered the smoke-filled home to retrieve elderly residents James and Patricia Gray. Gilford fire …

Letter: Bingo auction benefit

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

On Sunday, Patrick’s Pub in Gilford is hosting Pub Mania Bingo, with proceeds to benefit the LNH Children’s Auction. For a $1 donation per game card, prizes will be awarded to lucky bingo winners to help celebrate Mothers Day or simply enjoy the products and services of local …

Business notes

Monday, April 28, 2014

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WOOD ENERGY COUNCIL has launched a program to promote heating commercial and institutional buildings with a local and renewable New Hampshire resource – wood. The council is funded in part by a $250,000 three-year grant …

Central N.H. runners at the 118th Boston Marathon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Catch up on the finishing times of the area Boston Marathon runners below. (Bib number, age, town: half time – finishing time) 31983 Kally Abrams, 43, Bow: 02:33:46 – 05:43:43 27327 Craig Anderson, 34, Bow: 01:50:51 – 03:54:11 …

Business people

Sunday, March 30, 2014

JOHN WARD, an attorney with the Patch & FitzGerald Law Firm, was elected vice president of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section for the 2014-15 term. GARY LONG, president of the New Hampshire Renewable Energy …

Derryfield School honor roll

Friday, March 28, 2014

The following area students were named to the winter honor roll at Derryfield School in Manchester: BOW Mason Brummett, grade 11, earned high honors. Samantha Fogel, grade 11, earned high honors. Emma Garfield, grade 11, earned high honors. Haley Cohen, grade 11, earned honors. Gabrielle Brummett, grade 9, …

Letter: A reasonable plan to improve the roads

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A few weeks ago I attended a transportation summit hosted by state Sen. Andrew Hosmer that featured a diverse panel of regional and local community leaders like Jerry Gappens of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Greg Goddard of Gunstock Mountain, state Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement and Rusty McLear …

Business notes

Sunday, March 23, 2014

HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL of Concord received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation for the second consecutive year. The hospital ranked in the top 10 percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2013, 2012, 2008 and 2006. BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE gave $50,000 to the New Hampshire …

$1 million police renovations on warrant in Gilford

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Gilford police and town office building is pegged for renovations, and officials are asking taxpayers to approve $1.2 million in bonds for the work. “It really is to the point where it impacts our performance to some degree,” said Acting Police Chief Lt. James Leach. “We’ve been …

Gilford school budget includes telephones, bleachers

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Gilford School District’s proposed operating budget is $24.6 million, about a 2 percent increase over the current year. The $512,500 increase is driven mostly by maintenance projects, said Superintendent Kent Hemingway. New auditorium seats are included for $105,000, and a new phone system will cost $200,000. “Our …

Belmont-Gilford outlasts Kennett in OT to reach hockey semifinals

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Trailing 2-1 with 3:44 remaining in regulation, Belmont-Gilford hockey Coach Jay Londer called a timeout. As the Bulldogs gathered around their bench at the Laconia Ice Arena, only one thing was on their minds. They lost last season’s …