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Laconia

Letter: Feeding bellies and minds

Friday, September 19, 2014

We would like to express our appreciation to the Greater Laconia community for helping to make our first year of “Got Literacy” a success. Summer of 2013, we three retired teachers volunteered for the first time in the outstanding “Got Lunch, Laconia” program delivering lunches to deserving families. We observed the widespread impact this program provided our Laconia children and began a conversation about adding a literacy component to the … 0

Brenda’s Ride benefits LRGHealthcare

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The 12th annual Brenda’s Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time raised $10,000 on Aug. 2. The event, which began in 2003, featured hundreds of motorcycles that rode from Weirs Beach to Waterville Valley. The procession was led by Alton and Gilford police department volunteers and concluded back in Weirs Beach with a cookout, raffles and music at the Lobster … 0

Letter: Nation needs Smith

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bob Smith is a conservative with principles as unshakable as New Hampshire granite. He has always supported protection of the weakest among us. Bob has pledged to work tirelessly to cut taxes and fees; oppose any tax increases; cut spending and the size of government; pass a right-to-work law in New Hampshire; oppose all forms of Obamacare, including Medicaid expansion; and uphold both … 1

Business people for Aug. 4, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Kyle Barker, owner and founder of Barker Architects Inc., will join Warrenstreet Architects of Concord. Mark Bartram, fiduciary counsel of Charter Trust Company in Concord, was recently elected as a director to serve a two-year term as an … 0

Lake Escapes: New Hampshire Lakes Association challenges world record – and aquatic invasive species

Monday, August 4, 2014

The white sticker on my life jacket noted me as No. 277. I stood among a colorful line of canoes and kayaks, poised on the Lake Winnipesaukee shoreline at Weirs Beach in Laconia yesterday morning. Like other boaters … 1

Central NH bike coalition announces local grants

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Four local programs will receive grant money as part of the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition’s first-ever Community Bicycle Grant Program. In total, the coalition awarded $7,500 in grants to organizations focused on making biking safer, more accessible and available to residents in their communities. “The projects had … 0

Man sentenced, tried to smuggle drug into jail

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A man charged with providing heroin that resulted in a man’s overdose death in February has pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle a prescription narcotic into the Belknap County jail. Jonathan Woodbury has been sentenced to at least 18 months in prison after saying he stole a bottle … 0

Laconia Kiwanis Club holds home run derby

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Laconia Kiwanis Club held its home run derby July 19 and raised over $2,500 for numerous children’s charities in Laconia and Gilford. Many local businesses generously donated prizes for the competition. The home run derby had 27 … 0

Business notes for July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Paradigm Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. of Hooksett recently acquired Sensible Plumbing & Heating of Goffstown. U.S. Cellular will donate $1 million to teachers’ classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program, in collaboration with DonorsChoose.org. To participate, New Hampshire teachers must affiliate with U.S. Cellular at … 0

Gilmanton man pleads guilty, gets prison for setting fires

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Gilmanton man has pleaded guilty to three counts of arson and has been sentenced to one to five years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was scheduled for a hearing Tuesday on his upcoming trial. The Citizen reported that Clairmont … 0

LNA students graduate from Lakes Region Community College

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The 2014 Lakes Region Community College Summer Licensed Nursing Assistant graduation was held July 11 in the Academic Commons. The summer graduates are (bottom photo, from left) Suzanne Cronin of Belmont, Madeline Flynn of North Haverhill, Audriana Martinez … 0

Business people

Monday, July 21, 2014

John barthelmes and gretchen grappone were elected as new members of the board of directors of Riverbend Community Mental Health at the annual meeting June 26. Tenley callaghan recently joined the firm of Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A. … 0

LRCC successfully graduates accelerated LNA students

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lakes Region Community College Accelerated Licensed Nursing Assistant Spring 2014 class members recently had their graduation ceremony. The students all passed their state competency exam. The accelerated LNA program was completed in eight weeks, rather than 15 weeks. … 0