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Announcements for Oct. 4. 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

CONCORD Stories matter On Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Concord Public Library, Thatcher Freund, a journalist and memoir writer, will talk about the importance of stories in our lives for both ourselves and the culture in which we live – and why it matters so much to preserve them. For information, call 225-8670 or visit concordpubliclibrary.net. LAKES REGION Barrel of fun Lakes Region wineries will be holding their annual …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Business notes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

National HealthCare Corporation was recently named one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Epsom HealthCare Center in Concord is an affiliate of NHC. Denron Plumbing and HVAC of Manchester received a Third Place Safety Award and a gold level Safety Training and Evaluation Process Award from …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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., …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …