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Weirs Beach on Sunday, July 6, 2014.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

Lake Escapes: Best time to visit Weirs Beach? Well, that depends.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The best time of day to visit Weirs Beach in Laconia is early in the morning. The boardwalk is almost empty and Lake Winnipesaukee, rimmed by purple mountains, serenely reflects the pink and orange of the sunrise back into the sky. That’s when you’ll find John Schler of Laconia opening up the shop of the Lake Winnipesaukee Hobo Railroad. He … 0

Appliance repair store named ‘Best of NH’

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mr. Appliance of Manchester, Concord and Laconia was recognized as the best service in the Appliance Repair category of New Hampshire magazine’s “Best of NH” issue. The annual Best of NH Party was held June 19 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. For more information about Mr. Appliance, visit mrappliance.com/manchesterconcord. … 0

New Hampshire Humane Society receives 6,000 pounds of donated pet food

Saturday, June 28, 2014

After receiving 6,000 pounds of donated pet food last week, the New Hampshire Humane Society Pet Food Pantry in Laconia will be able to offer many low-income cat and dog owners across the state a wide selection of free food. Marylee Gorham, managing director of the society, said the donation from True Value Hardware came at a point when they were down to … 0

Motorcyclist dies in crash during Bike Week

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The police said a motorcyclist died in a crash early yesterday in Laconia. WMUR reported the crash occurred just before 1:30 a.m. on Lakeside Avenue. The police said the bike left the west side of the road and crashed. The rider, 24-year-old David Czarnota of North Reading, Mass., … 0

Ray Duckler: Bike Week: A tamer time, sprinkled with yesteryear

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bike Week in Laconia, once edgy, weatherbeaten and rated R, features a softer, gentler side these days. Walk along Lakeside Avenue, into the teeth of the chrome and exhaust and leather, and you’ll find order, with heavy police … 1

Letter: Nassar family has rights

Sunday, June 15, 2014

I was saddened by the tone of Rabbi Nafshi’s letter (Monitor, May 30) and her misstatement of facts regarding the destruction of the Tent of Nations’ orchards in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The terracing and ground were destroyed in such a way that replanting is almost impossible. The … 1

As Bike Week nears 100, effective marketing key

Monday, June 16, 2014

The fact that Laconia Motorcycle Week brings hundreds of thousands of visitors and millions of dollars into New Hampshire is well known. The man who helps organize and oversee the event is using expanded marketing efforts to make … 0

New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol celebrates 70th anniversary of first Wing Maneuvers

Friday, June 13, 2014

In July 1944, the New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol held its first Wing Maneuvers at the Laconia airport, while World War II was well under way in Europe. Henry Munroe of Pembroke was a 17-year-old cadet in the patrol then. Today, he’ll speak at the 70th anniversary celebration … 0

Letter: Home inspector rules don’t protect consumers

Friday, June 6, 2014

In 2010, New Hampshire enacted home inspector legislation to set minimum standards for inspectors. If consumer protection was the goal, it has fallen short. If people who have a vested interest in selling property, (i.e. real estate agents) are allowed to control the home inspector selection process, are … 1

Births

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

TREVOR and EVAN ST. CLAIR were born Feb. 19 at LRGHelathcare in Laconia to Elizabeth McDonald of Andover and Jacob St. Clair of Pittsfield. Grandparents include Elizabeth Mansur of Andover, Ray and Tedie St. Pierre of Pittsfield and David and Leslie St. Clair of Concord. Great-grandparents include Edie … 0

Gathering Time to perform concert to benefit Lakes Region Community Services

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

There is nothing better than good friends, good music and good cheer – all in a beautiful setting. On June 7 at the Historic Belknap Mill, Temple B’Nai Israel is bringing Gathering Time, a well-known New York based folk-rock trio, back to the Lakes Region. Ranked as one … 0

Five arrested at Laconia party

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Five people were arrested early yesterday morning at an underage drinking party in Laconia. The Laconia Police Department was called to 197 Province St. by someone reporting a large party. When officers arrived, several people who were on the porch ran into the house while others ran into … 0