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From left: David Grindle, Liz Grindle, Sam Bernard, Caity Coyne, Allie Grindle, Gabbi Forte, Renee Bergeron and Ethan Grindle, all of Marshfield, Mass., talk and laugh before the screening of "Grown Ups 2" at the Weirs Drive-In Theater in Weirs Beach on Thursday evening, July 25, 2013. The Grindle family, who have a house in Meredith, invited friends up on vacation. 

(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

Drive in to nostalgia

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The memories linger. I was in the backseat of my parents’ car, nighttime enveloping us outside and in. A glowing rectangle out front stood dozens of feet high, and tinny sound streamed in from a metal box next to the driver’s side window. We were at the drive-in. It was an Indiana Jones film, and I was 5 years old. …

People for Sept. 3, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

ANDOVER Madison Powers was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. BOW Brooks Herrington was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. BRISTOL Michelle Roy was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Colgate …

'Free the Nipple' in Laconia: Protest targets ‘unconstitutional’ law

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In a statement for equality, women are planning to go topless all weekend on Weirs Beach in Laconia, a city that activists believe has violated the Constitution by enacting an ordinance against showing the female nipple. Heidi Lilley, 54, is one of the local leaders of a growing movement called “Free the Nipple,” …

People for Sept. 1, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

DEERFIELD Jessie Bean was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Bean is an interior design major. LACONIA Katie Theberge will represent Project EXTRA at the 2015 Student Voices project, …

Community snapshots: Mystery solved

Friday, August 28, 2015

D uring the Laconia Historical and Museum Society’s Photo ID Day, more than 800 images had people, places and events identified by nearly 100 volunteers. The society had 2,000 images available for review. The identified images will be …

Announcements: Vets help vets

Friday, August 28, 2015

Veteran volunteers Rockingham VNA and Hospice in Exeter will offer hospice veteran volunteer training on Fridays beginning Sept. 18. Veterans can help veterans who have a terminal illness. For information, call Martha Carlson at 772-2981, ext. 140. CONCORD Parks and Rec Concord Parks and Rec has programs for …

Announcements: Play ball!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CONCORD Play ball! The Lightning Softball League will have tryouts for the youth 14 team Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Martin’s Field, 37 Iron Works Road, Concord. For more information, call Mark Taylor at 520-4506. LACONIA Excellent kids The Laconia Boys and Girls Club received an award of …

Announcements: Actors wanted for Amy Beach film

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

HILLSBORO Lights, camera, action The filming of a short promotional film about Amy Beach for use in promoting the 2017 festival planned for honoring the anniversary of her 150th birthday will take place Friday and Saturday. Parts are available for people ages 6 to 19. The filming will …

Watching, and cheering on, Trump from afar in Laconia

Friday, August 7, 2015

As Donald Trump began to answer a question on immigration in Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, Douglas Isleib smiled, clapped and took a sip of his beer. “If it weren’t for me, none of you would be talking …

Community snapshots: Winning work

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Amy Prendergast of Laconia won the People’s Choice Award for her painting “My Zen,” inspired by her daughter, at the Lakes Region Art Association annual art show at VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies in Meredith. …

Ray Duckler: A very dark problem on a very sunny day

Monday, August 3, 2015

‘Hi, Ray. How ya been?” That’s how the conversation started downtown, on a perfect Sunday afternoon, with an acquaintance whose name will remain hidden, for now. My friend, Kevin Clark, was working, playing his guitar at the entrance to Eagle Square, and I was sitting in what amounts …

People for Aug. 3, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CONTOOCOOK Brett Power earned a bachelor’s degree of music in sound recording technology from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Marissa Bohlman was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. DUNBARTON Meghan Casey earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Franklin Pierce …

Laconia’s 2015 Motorcycle Week rally loses money

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Laconia’s Motorcycle Week ended with the rally losing money for the first time since 2007. City Manager Scott Myers said staging the event cost almost $150,000 and made just over $146,000. NH1.com reported Laconia typically uses a portion of the profits from the rally to purchase new items …