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FILE - In this June 17, 2011, file photo, members of the Hells Angels walk along the strip at Weirs Beach during Bike Week in Laconia, N.H. New Hampshire's annual Bike Week is in June 2015, just weeks after the fatal Waco, Texas, biker gangs shootout. New Hampshire organizers are working on security concerns and what they might do differently running up to the event that attracts thousands of bikers. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Officials: Waco shootout won’t affect Laconia bike week

Monday, May 25, 2015

The biggest motorcycle rally in the Northeast kicks off in New Hampshire in two weeks, and law enforcement officials and organizers said they do not believe this month’s deadly shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas, will have repercussions in Laconia. Laconia Motorcycle Week – which runs June 13-21 – left its violent days in the dust more than …

Announcements: Remember our veterans Friday at Kearsarge High

Thursday, May 21, 2015

DEERING Plant sale Peonies, daylilies, hostas and many other interesting and hardy perennials and house plants donated by local gardeners are waiting for you May 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Deering Town Hall, Route 149. All proceeds will support the Greater Hillsboro Food Pantry/APPLE Fund and the Deering Public Library. The Deering Town Hall is located in on Deering Center …

People for May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

GILFORD Abigial Ross was inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts honor society at St. Lawrence University. She is a senior mathematics major. HILL Zachary Plante, an Army private, graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Steven and Vickie Plante. LACONIA Scott Compton Jr., an Army specialist, graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson …

Announcements: Audition for ‘Our Town’ production

Friday, May 8, 2015

HOPKINTON ‘Our Town’ auditions Auditions for the July production of Our Town will take place May 11 and 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 14 South Road. Needed are five women, 10 men, one teenage girl, several teenage boys, one preteen girl and one preteen boy. No …

Announcements: Apply for Arts in Health grants

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Arts in Health grants The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is accepting Arts in Health project grant applications through May 22. Not-for-profit healthcare facilities, rehabilitation centers and centers serving needs of the elderly are encouraged to …

Lacrosse opening day

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Lakes Region Lacrosse Club had its largest opening day April 12 with more than 150 youth players from eight communities. There will be four boys’ and four girls’ teams this season. …

Announcements: Summer camp fun

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LACONIA Summer fun Thursday is the last chance to save on Prescott Farm’s WildQuest Summer Camp, which is offered nine weeks out of the summer starting June 22 and is for children ages 4-15. Camp includes nature activities, animal and plant identification, arts and crafts, quests, games, and …

Announcement: Buy local food

Saturday, April 25, 2015

WARNER Locally grown The pilot project “Local Choice” will kick off May 16 with the opening of the Warner Area Farmers Market summer season on the Warner Town Hall lawn. The market will fund Local Choice coupons redeemable at the Saturday market for locally grown food. The coupons …

Keene State Academic Excellence Conference

Saturday, April 25, 2015

More than 160 students presented their undergraduate research at Keene State College’s 15th Annual Academic Excellence Conference on April 11. This student professional conference is designed to showcase the academic work of Keene State Colletge students and the collaborative work between students and faculty. It allows students to …

People for April 25, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

ALLENSTOWN Becca LaBelle traveled to South Africa with a group of students and faculty from Willam Wood University for the Woods Around the World program. The group raised money for a village school and then traveled to the …

Hill–Wilson

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Darlene and John Hill of Concord announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather, to Benjamin Wilson, son of Mary Pat Schmit of Murrietta, Calif., and James Wilson of Pearland, Texas. Hill, of Concord, graduated from the University of …

Tradition goes on as Laconia welcomes exiled pumpkin festival

Saturday, April 25, 2015

After 24 years in Cheshire County, the exiled Keene Pumpkin Festival will go on this year in Laconia. The anniversary event Oct. 24 will be called “New Hampshire’s 25th Annual Pumpkin Festival,” dropping the reference in its moniker …

Attic treasure

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Patty Paquette of Laconia recently donated a painting to Lakes Region General Hospital. Her mother created the oil painting of Laconia Hospital in 1971 and Paquette rediscovered it in her attic. Paquette was a nurse for forty years, …