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People gather at the sandbar on Lake Winnisquam last Saturday afternoon.
(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

Lake Escapes: On Lake Winnisquam, the sandbar is where it’s at

Monday, August 25, 2014

Temperatures hovered in the mid-70s Saturday afternoon, with some cloud cover and no breeze. Sure, it could have been a bit sunnier on Lake Winnisquam, but those who had dropped anchor in the shallow waters of the Winnisquam sandbar certainly weren’t complaining “Basically, we just come here to chill and have a good time,” said 27-year-old Angela Morrison of Acton, … 0

Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team participates in National Night Out in Laconia

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team recently participated in the National Night Out Party at the Laconia Police Station. The team – (from left) Richard Christopher, Amanda Ewing, Joyce Messer, Kathleen Merriam, Carmen Bishop, Jack Bishop, Mary Lou Anderson and Richard Dow – provides traffic control and fire rehabilitation for local first … 0

Business notes for Aug. 18, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, alerted residents to the risks of salmonella infection, which is associated with exposure to chicks and live poultry. At least 11 individuals in New Hampshire had been infected with salmonella after exposure to chicks or chickens as of Aug. 6. For more information on the outbreak investigation, visit cdc.gov/salmonella/live-poultry-05-14/index.html. … 0

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

Mr. and Mrs. Piper

Monday, May 19, 2014

Melvin and Mildred (Flanders) Piper of Franklin recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 13, 1949, at Bristol Federated Church. The couple has three children, Carol Walters of El Paso, Texas, Barbara Richards of Claremont … 0