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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 …

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 …

Laconia’s 2015 Motorcycle Week rally loses money

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Laconia’s Motorcycle Week ended with the rally losing money for the first time since 2007. City Manager Scott Myers said staging the event cost almost $150,000 and made just over $146,000. reported Laconia typically uses a portion of the profits from the rally to purchase new items …

Announcements: Support NAMI NH

Saturday, August 1, 2015

CONCORD Charity yard sale Concord Peer Support, a wellness center for people in Merrimack County facing mental health challenges, will host a yard sale Sept. 5 at 55 School Street. Concord Peer Support is a free resource that is listed on the National Alliance on Mental Illness and …

Community photo: Mini-theater

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Emma Fabian, 10, was named the winner of the Colonial Theater Art Contest by Brenda Kean, executive director of the Laconia Historical & Museum Society. She created a diorama of the theater complete with velvet seats and a …

People for July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ALLENSTOWN Zachary Schaefer earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from the University at Albany-SUNY in Albany, N.Y. ANDOVER Kayla Angier was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at MCPHS in Manchester. She is studying nursing. Kenneth Johnson Jr. earned an A.A.S. in electrical transmission …

Community snapshots: Brand new wheels

Thursday, July 30, 2015

B randon Faulkner, Marshall Brasse and Makayla Faulkner ride their new bikes in front of Elks members Buzzie Lessard, Joanie Lessard and Deirdre Tibbetts. The Laconia Elks 876 donated 55 bikes during its third annual bike fest July …

Community snapshots: Handmade comforts

Thursday, July 30, 2015

P atternworks in Center Harbor donated skeins of soft yarn to LRGH Auxiliary Sewing Committee in honor of infant twin sisters who died. The yarn was used to make blankets for the hospital nursery. …

Thanks a Million: Lots of lunches

Thursday, July 30, 2015

With all the crazy things going on in this world, the people of Laconia can be proud of the way this community works together, cares about one another and makes things happen. Five years ago, this community had around 67 percent of our children qualifying for free and …