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Artist Ellen Davis of Hopkinton, a former Girl Scout and 4-H member, will give signed prints of a painting inspired by Camp Farnsworth in Thetford, Vt., to Gold Level sponsors, those who contibute more than $85 a month to the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.

Thanks a Million: A hopping good time

Monday, November 23, 2015

If you attended the BC BOP concert at The Winnipesauke Playhouse in Meredith on Nov. 14, you know the theater was rocking! The Boston College jazz ensemble of 22 musicians and seven vocalists entertained the packed house with something for every age group, from Bruno Mars to Glenn Miller. It was toe-tapping, fun entertainment, punctuated by delicious pastries – a perfect way to spend a November evening. The ensemble was sponsored by Temple B’nai Israel, and the proceeds will benefit Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice. Because of the Temple’s generous commitment to community through the We Care program, this fun evening will help Central …

People for Nov. 18, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HOOKSETT Kelly Dwyer received the President’s Award from New Hampshire Audubon. The award recognizes a stalwart friend of New Hampshire Audubon whose actions and commitment over the years have significantly furthered the organization’s work. Dwyer first became involved with N.H. Audubon almost 20 years ago as a volunteer teacher naturalist leading programs for …

Letter: A flawed birth control bill

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kelly Ayotte calls her bill for over-the-counter birth control a “common-sense proposal.” But making getting contraception more expensive and more complicated is not common sense, and that’s what this bill would do. What Sen. Ayotte fails to realize is that not all birth control methods can be made available over the counter. When I was 3 years old, I was diagnosed with a …

Thanks a Million: Agriculture program helps feed children

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Entering its fifth year of providing healthy food for families in Laconia, GOT LUNCH! Laconia formed a new partnership this year with four Community Supported Agriculture farms in the area to provide fresh produce to the children that we serve. The proceeds from our successful “Eat Out For …

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 …

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. …

'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 …