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From left: David Grindle, Liz Grindle, Sam Bernard, Caity Coyne, Allie Grindle, Gabbi Forte, Renee Bergeron and Ethan Grindle, all of Marshfield, Mass., talk and laugh before the screening of "Grown Ups 2" at the Weirs Drive-In Theater in Weirs Beach on Thursday evening, July 25, 2013. The Grindle family, who have a house in Meredith, invited friends up on vacation. 

(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

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 to the driver’s side window. We were at the drive-in. It was an Indiana Jones film, and I was 5 years old. …

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. BRISTOL Michelle Roy was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Colgate …

'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, 54, is one of the local leaders of a growing movement called “Free the Nipple,” …

Female riders hit the road for Laconia Motorcycle Week

Sunday, June 14, 2015

While men riding motorcycles still outnumber women at Laconia Motorcycle Week, the ladies are holding their own. In a sea of leather jackets and polished chrome, you’ll see plenty of women gripping the handlebars instead of riding on …


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ray and Lori Boelig of Laconia announce the engagement of their son, Derek Boelig to Cristina Cannella, daughter of Sal and Cheryl Cannella of New Hyde Park, N.Y. Cannella, of Hoboken, N.J., earned a degree in integrated business …

Fundraiser supports 15 children’s meals

Friday, June 12, 2015

We not only live in a beautiful resort area, surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and lakes but we also live in a community that cares about children. In 2014, GOT LUNCH! Laconia fed 654 children throughout the summer. It costs the program approximately $120 to feed …

People for June 11, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BOW Joyce Kimball was elected as the vice president of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs. She also received an award for her previous work as publicity chairwoman. Sophia Gottlieb is a member of the Bates College …

Lakes Region Community College Graduates

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The following students earned degrees at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. ALLENSTOWN Amanda Nolin, culinary arts and pastry arts BARNSTEAD Julie O’Leary, nursing BELMONT Monique Lamontagne, early childhood education; April Brown, graphic design; Jesse Teeter, graphic design; Marlaina Burke, human services; Kimberly Hyslop, human services; Kevin Marc …

Letter: We need Clinton

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

In light of Hillary Clinton’s views, interest in and efforts on behalf of small businesses here in New Hampshire and across the country, we are enthusiastically supporting her candidacy for president. To Hillary, small does not mean unimportant. These local merchants and varied business owners are the backbone …

What’s the future of our communities? Youths share their visions at summit

Monday, June 1, 2015

Youths from across the region are coming together Friday to decide – by and among themselves – how our communities could be stronger, safer and more friendly to children. The Central N.H. Youth Summit is the first initiative of its kind in the area, according to organizers, and …


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Robbie Evans and Riley Lemieux were married May 23 in a double ring ceremony. Joseph Pepin, grandfather of the groom and a justice of the peace, officiated. The bride was given away by her father. Rosanna Wheat of …

Officials: Waco shootout won’t affect Laconia bike week

Monday, May 25, 2015

The biggest motorcycle rally in the Northeast kicks off in New Hampshire in two weeks, and law enforcement officials and organizers said they do not believe this month’s deadly shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas, will …

Announcements: Remember our veterans Friday at Kearsarge High

Thursday, May 21, 2015

DEERING Plant sale Peonies, daylilies, hostas and many other interesting and hardy perennials and house plants donated by local gardeners are waiting for you May 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Deering Town Hall, Route 149. All proceeds will support the Greater Hillsboro Food Pantry/APPLE Fund …