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Announcements: Take the plunge

Friday, October 9, 2015

LACONIA House parade The Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association will present its annual fall Parade of Homes this weekend, each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year features nine lake and mountain homes in the towns of Moultonboro, Madison, Campton, Ashland, Hebron, Meredith and Alton Bay, in addition to Laconia. All of the houses are decorated and ready to show off the latest colors, tiles, window treatments, …

Community snapshots: Businesses are the galley

Friday, October 9, 2015

T he Lakes Region Art Association names its October artists of the month. They are Pat Anderson, Jay Fitzpatrick, Sally Hibberd, Gisela Langsten, Barbara McClintock, Amy Prendergast, Nancy Rand, Kim B. J. Smith, Martha Swanson-Webber and Marlene Witham. Their art will be on display at Lakes Region businesses until Oct. 19. …

People for Oct. 7, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

LACONIA Judge James Carroll will be recognized with a Quill & Ink Award from the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Nov. 12. BRADFORD Owen Dayton, son of Bliss and Mary Keegan-Dayton, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. Mary-Margaret Pickman, daughter of Jane Lucas and …

'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, …

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 …