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1 THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, September 26, 2013 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID CONCORD, NH 03301 Permit No. 177 VOLUME 22, NO. 39 THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, September 26, 2013 COMPLIMENTARY “Black Bear Happenings in NH” at Lake Winni Museum “Shall We Have A Hospital?” The Story of Origin & History Of Lakes Region General Hospital Told Through New Exhibit at The Laconia Library attention and the pleasant surroundings for which they gladly pay.” So went an editorial in the Laconia Democrat on November 27th, 1891, thus prompting a series of events which led to, what is today, Lakes Region General Hospital. The Laconia Historical Society has put together a fantastic exhibit at the Laconia Library telling the story of the development and progression of the hospital in words, pictures and artifacts. The exhibit will run through the rest of the year. After reading that editorial in the Laconia Democrat, Mrs. Rhoda C. Ladd of Court Street in Laconia, was prompted to name Laconia in her will. (Laconia was, at that time, still a town.) When Mrs. Ladd died on December 21, 1892 made the town her residuary legatee (meaning anything left in the estate after other bequeathed items). “…. I give to the town of Laconia in trust for the See hospital on 14 C h is le omp ww te Edition Available On lin e ! “We notice that the people of both Claremont and Exeter are moving to supply their towns with a hospital and this fact naturally suggests that Laconia is in quite as much need of something of the sort of her sister towns. In a town this size, cases are frequently met with when parties falling sick are unable to command the T Laconia Hospital in 1966, Today, Lakes Region General Hospital sits on this site, deeded to the then Town of Laconia in 1905 by Rev. Jeremiah S. Jewett. Laconia’s first hospital was a cottage hospital that came to fruition in 1898 through the kindness and dedication of some Laconia citizens. An exhibit telling the complete history of this major New Hampshire hospital is on display at the Laconia Library through December. courtesy Photo On Wednesday, October 2nd at 7pm, The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society presents “Black Bear Happenings in NH”, featuring Candice Rogers, NH Fish & Game Wildlife Steward. At the talk, Candice will explore the natural history of our native black bears, current research being done on black bears in New Hampshire, and how this powerful species is managed in the Granite State. You’ll learn some intriguing facts about bears, including how the quality of habitat affects bear productivity and how food provided by humans can affect that natural balance. You’ll also hear about the Federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, now in its 75th year, which makes wildlife management work possible. This program is free for members, $5/non-members. 366-5950 to RSVP. The Lake Winnipesaukee is located on Route 3 in the Weirs, next door to Funspot. om w.Th eWeirsTimes.c

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