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Meeting of Tilton-Northﬁeld Fire board is long on tension but short on resolution BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
TILTON — At their monthly meeting last evening the TiltonNorthfield Fire Commissioners were mum about the future of Chief Brad Ober, who faces dismissal if he fails to establish
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Judge says girl can play on Bishop Brady hockey team
CONCORD (AP) — Shelby Herrington spent some anxious moments at home after school Wednesday awaiting a judge’s ruling before learning that she could join her teammates on the boys’ hockey team and board a bus for an away game. Shelby’s father said she was “overjoyed” when their lawyer called with news that a judge had ruled that the junior could continue playing with the Bishop Brady High School boys’ hockey team she joined as a freshman. “She’s worked hard to put herself in this position,” Lee Herrington said. Merrimack Superior Court Judge Richard McNamara barred the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association from enforcing its ruling that Shelby, 17, could no longer play on the boys’ team because Bishop Brady this year formed a cooperative girls’ team with Trinity High School of Manchester. McNamara’s ruling wasn’t a resounding endorsement of gender equality: He based it on the association’s failure to determine whether the cooperative team provides the “equivalent” activity of the boys’ team and noted that the NHIAA agreed the girls’ team does not practice as often as the boys’ team. “Whether boys’ and girls’ hockey are equivalent activities and whether Ms. Herrington’s skills will be diminished by playing on the cooperative team is not the issue,” McNamara said. Samantha Elliott, the attorney representing the NHIAA, said no decision has been made on whether to appeal. “The court apparently focused on whether playing on a cooperative team made up of two schools is the equivalent of playing on a team involving one school,” Elliott said. “The court did not decide boys’ and girls’ hockey are not equivalent, and found no due process or equal protection violations regarding the gender issues that were the focus of the case.” Shelby’s lawyer, Robert Carey, argued that boys’ hockey is a different sport, especially in terms of speed and checking, and would better prepare Shelby for playing Division I collegiate women’s hockey. Her parents said she ultimately wants a spot on the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team. Carey said he was not disappointed by the narrow scope of the court order. “It’s great she can just go play the game,” Carey see HOCKEY page 12 Meredith Cinema Meredith Shopping Ctr. • 279-7836 www.barnzs.com Tuesday (12/18) - Thursday (12/20)
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reduce the violence.” Gun control measures have faced fierce resistance in Congress for years but that may be changing now because of last week’s violence. Since then, Obama has signaled for the first time in his presidency that he’s willing to spend political capital on the issue and some prominent gun-rights advocates on Capitol Hill — Democrats and Republicans alike — have expressed willingness to consider new measures. Still, given the long history of opposition to tighter gun laws, there is no certainty the legislation Obama backed Wednesday or the proposals he will send to Congress next month will become law. Obama tasked Vice President Joe Biden, a longtime gun control advocate, with overseeing the administration-wide process to create those propossee OBAMA page 6
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — One by one by one by one, each with fresh heartbreak, hearses crisscrossed two New England towns on Wednesday, bearing three tiny victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre and a heroic teacher in a seemingly neverending series of funeral processions. “The first few days, all you heard were helicopters,” said Dr. Joseph Young, an optometrist who attended one funeral and would go to several more. “Now at my office all I hear is the rumble of motorcycle escorts and funeral processions going back and forth throughout the day.” As more victims from the slaughter of 20 children and six adults were laid to rest, long funeral processions clogged the streets of Newtown, where Christ-
mas trees were turned into memorials and a season that should be a time of joy was marked by heartwrenching loss. At least nine funerals and wakes were held on Wednesday for those who died when gunman Adam Lanza, armed with a military-style assault rifle, broke into the school last Friday and opened fire on their classrooms. Lanza also killed his mother at her home before committing suicide. At St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, mourners arrived for Caroline Previdi, an auburn-haired 6-year-old with an impish smile, before the service had even ended for Daniel Barden, a 7-year-old who dreamed of being a firefighter. see NEWTOWN page 13
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Government prepares to sell its GM stock at huge loss DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s short stint in the auto business is coming to an end. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that it will sell its remaining stake in General Motors by early 2014, writing the final chapter of a $50 billion bailout that saved the auto giant but stoked a heated national debate about the government’s role in private industry. Taxpayers are sure to lose billions of dollars in the deal, even though GM has bounced back from the darkest days of 2008, when it almost ran out of cash.
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There are moderate steps to be taken In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, every politician who has me on their e-mail list — and there are many, on both sides of the aisle — has been filling my inbox. All of the messages begin with the requisite expression of shock and horror, the business of sending out our hearts and prayers to those who mourn. Then the gun control advocates insist that now is the time for congressional action, and the opponents caution that no legislation is going to stop people (not guns) from killing. Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg remembers that after he suffered painful losses in the past year, friends repeatedly cautioned that “it was no time to make big decisions.” I’ve heard the same advice. Were I speaking to one of the bereaved family members, I might well say the same thing. But I’m not. I’m talking to political interest group leaders, to elected officials, to people like you and me, whatever side of the aisle we may find ourselves on. Some years ago, I was booked to appear on one of those crossfire-like shows with a senior NRA official. The booker, embarrassed, called to cancel me because the NRA official (the one they really wanted) refused to go on against me. Why? I’d never met the man, never called him names, never attacked him in a personal way. She didn’t know and hung up quickly. When I watched the segment later, it was perfectly clear. He didn’t want to appear with someone like me: a realist, someone desperately in search of reasonable steps in the middle, actions that would not necessarily divide the nation between gun-lovers and gun-haters. He preferred the “whack ball on the left” who is a much easier target. That is how the gun debate has unfolded in America. After a weekend of shared pain, after brilliant words by the president, the Tuesday papers report that with the fiscal cliff looming and a commitment to seek bipartisan immigration reform, with polls showing the country favoring new legislation but only by margins of 54 percent to 43 percent, there are no specific proposals President Obama intends to push through Congress, and the NRA is not backing down. As the days pass, as it becomes clear that one proposal or another would not necessarily have stopped Newtown (he didn’t, after all, buy the gun at a gun show; it wasn’t a flawed background check that allowed him to purchase it at a gun store), the danger is that what happened after the horrible movie shootings in Aurora, Colo., and
after the tragic shooting of Gabby Giffords (and the murder of those unlucky enough to be outside the market with her) will happen here: paralysis. Obama has a unique advantage that he didn’t have two months ago or two years ago. Yes, he needs to convince the Republican Congress to pass other important measures. But there are steps he can take without congressional action, like using government funds to improve databases that do not include information about mental instability. There are former opponents of gun control legislation, like Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, who are ready to lead a fight for tighter controls. And the president, in his second term, needs to worry about getting measures through Congress and not getting re-elected. It makes a difference. We are never going to ban lawabiding, stable and well-trained citizens from owning guns. I have never understood why that is not enough for gun advocates, who always claim (and I have no reason to think otherwise) they are just that. But why assault weapons? Who needs an assault weapon for selfdefense? Police officials are almost uniformly against private ownership of such weapons. If we can’t get all the weapons on the street, why not regulate the sale of ammunition? People who have a right to own guns have nothing to fear from fulsome background checks. If you can’t get a license to drive a car without proof that you know how to do so and understand the rules of the road, why a gun? There are moderate steps to be taken that need not divide us into warring camps. At the end of the day, none of these steps may be enough to prevent the next Newtown, although they may help. At the end of the day, each of us needs to take personal responsibility, however difficult that may be. Personal responsibility means never allowing a gun to get into the hands of a troubled person, and admitting your father or your son needs help and getting it for him. It means taking responsibility for your ownership of a dangerous weapon. In political debates, conservatives claim ownership of “personal responsibility.” Now is the time to show it. (Susan Estrich is a professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California Law Center. A best-selling author, lawyer and politician, as well as a teacher, she first gained national prominence as national campaign manager for Dukakis for President in 1988.)
LETTERS Our majestic landscapes are being sold out in name of green To the editor, There’s something strange going on in the state of New Hampshire that I think your news department should look into and report on. Why are there so many wind farms being proposed and built in our state? We currently produce three times more energy than we use and the SEC (Site Evaluation Committee) continues to entertain proposals from various corporations and LLCs to build these wind farms throughout our state. Why? Is there money changing hands we don’t know about? Why are our natural resources and majestic landscapes being sold out in the name of green energy (not scientifically proven) when WE don’t even need it? A great many of these projects are proposed or already built in the Quabbin to Cardigan corridor that will have lasting detrimental effects on wildlife and water supplies. It’s my understanding that our
grid is also affected by these unstable power sources. Other energy producing plants already in operation (coal, nuclear, bio-mass, etc) have to powerdown when the wind picks up and these 40 story tall behemoths start to produce, only to be powered back up to full capacity when the winds subside. This is neither efficient or “green.” I also understand that the newest windfarm built by Iberdrola, LLC in Groton can only operate at 1/6 to 1/8 capacity because of a system overload situation occurring when all 24 turbines are working. If this is true, how in the world can the SEC allow them to build more? I know it’s not your newspaper’s job to take a political stand on this issue, but factual reporting to educate the public has always been a noble task recognized by Pulitzer Prizes in investigative journalism. Cindy Kudlik Grafton
Is no tragedy too horriﬁc not to be exploited by progressives? To the editor, After a heart breaking weekend in which I tried unsuccessfully to distance myself from the endless updates, revelations, pictures of grief and despair, I am morbid and depressed. This after two days of anger and impenitent rage. Twenty seven killed by another nut job and whats the big issue? Are the leaders in Washington asking why, what is causing these repeated attacks on our school children? Heck no, no indeed it’s all GUN CONTROL. Is there no disaster, no tragedy too horrific and too heart breaking not to be exploited by progressives to advance their political agenda? Gun control, how about nut control? Now it’s Asperger’s
Syndrome were told, I guess the killer wasn’t at fault, he was just nuts. If it wasn’t that it would be some pathy, psycho, socio or what ever. I want to know why? Why so many, what causes it, how do we treat it, or eliminate it. Do we put all with suspect conditions away or can we stop it because stop it we must. And lets be realistic about this, it’s an American social problem. We are not seeing this in other nations. It has zero to do with guns, if guns made nuts, Switzerland would have been depopulated decades ago. We need Washington to look for the real answers and real solutions not issues to run on. Steve Earle Hill
What a wonderful tradition Candlelight Stroll could become To the editor, This past Saturday, my family and I had a wonderful time taking part in the Candlelight Stroll in Gilford Village. We would like to send out a THANK YOU to all of the people and organizations who had to have put in hours of valuable time and resources to make this delightful evening
brating Christmas means, this time of year can be very stressful. What fun it was to escape back to “simpler” times even if for one evening. What a wonderful tradition the Candlelight Stroll could become. We would love to be a part of that. Stace, Jerry, Autumn & Ryann Hendricks
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LETTERS ers why UNION MEMBERS who say they LOVE unions and the world will stop if RTW is passed, of their own FREE WILL STOP paying their UNION DUES when given the option to do so? This same exact thing happened last year in Wisconsin when Scott Walker stopped automatically collecting union dues from hundreds of thousands of teachers and others. Fifty percent of the teachers who were screaming hate-driven obscenities and profanity at Walker, threatening his life over his treatment of unions five minutes later STOP PAYING their UNION dues the second they are not deducted. Union pin stripe wheels heated the Wisconsin stand
Unions & Democrats hate, I mean hate, for you to have freedoms To the editor, There is no better hot button to light Bill Knightly or other Democrats on FIRE than right to work. RTW has has been in the headlines for much of 2012 and will remain there next year. N.H. passed RTW legislation but John Lynch refused to sign it into law. RTW will eventually become the law in N.H. Indiana converted to RTW in February and has not stopped adding jobs since. Michigan followed that lead last week as the state watches first hand just how union inefficiency not only can destroy this countries largest companies (Hostess, GM, Chrysler) but also its largest cities, as Detroit, one of the most heavily unionized places on earth, crumbles to economic dust. There were two union OVER REACHES this year that put RTW efforts on the front pages. The first, was the Boeing debacle where unions ran to the National Labor Relations Board (union sleeping partner) when the company said it planned to build a factory in RTW Carolina. I ask every reader what level of economic INSANITY have we reached when any company in America cannot build a new plant any place it wants. The second, was the effort to enshrine collective bargaining and prohibit RTW forever in Michigan’s state constitution. The voting public dumped Lake Superior ICE WATER on that union fantasy
in November. RTW activists sensed an immediate opening and within 30 days of the November election Michigan has become RTW. Unions hate RTW, but not because it effects collective bargaining — it does not. What RTW does is allow the FREEDOM OF CHOICE wherever anyone works to become a member of the union or not. Unions and Democrats hate, I mean HATE YOU to have FREEDOM to think and freedom of choice. If your your taxes are going UP, your freedoms going DOWN and you’re headed toward BANKRUPTCY you can be sure there is some donkey with a blind fold on behind the wheel. We have a local union expert, Thomas A. Tardif, concerned non-union people are getting a free ride while unions represent them avoiding the payment of dues. Tom, GIVE ME A BREAK WITH YOUR UNION SPIN HEAD HYPOCRISY. Here is my intelligence test for you. There have been many states and localities over the past 15 years that have STOPPED deducting UNION DUES AUTOMATICALLY from the pay checks of UNION MEMBERS. “Union members” is the operative two words here. Every time and every place this has occurred MORE than 50 percent of the UNION MEMBERS STOP, I repeat STOP paying their UNION DUES. Your test Tom is to explain to The Daily Sun read-
Center Harbor Food Pantry is still very much alive and well To the editor, The Center Harbor Food Pantry this year celebrated its 25th year of serving the community!! At this special holiday time, we’d like to again thank our many donors and volunteers who have supported our pantry down through the years. Because of your generosity, literally thousands of needy people have received help. It continues to be our joy to serve them. One little 8-year-old girl recently spoke quietly to one of our workers. What she said encapsulated our reason for being here: “Thank you. Now I can have something to eat for supper tonight.”
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Matthew Logue picked to head Belknap County Nursing Home LACONIA — Matthew Logue of Gilford has been selected by the Belknap County Commissioners as the new administrator of the Belknap County Nursing Home. A licensed nursing home administrator, who since last summer has been serving as administrator of the Wolfeboro Bay Care and Rehabilitation Center, a 103-bed facility in Wolfeboro, Logue has worked in health care for 19 years, including 15 years with National Healthcare in the Ft. Myers, Florida area. Logue has a Master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University and is a member of the Florida Healthcare Association. He succeeds Courtney Marshall, who died in September at his home in Grantham after an apparent heart
attack after having served as Belknap County Nursing Home adminstrator for five years. County Administrator Debra Shackett has been serving as the acting administrator of the Belknap County Nursing Home since late September. Commissioners issued a statement on Wednesday in which they said that Logue was selected after a national search and several interviews and was unanimously recommended as the top candidate. “He will be an excellent addition to the county’s management team and a great asset to the nursing home. He shares the county’s philosophy of continuous improvement and has a strong commitment to the care of our nursing home residents,’’ the statement said. — Roger Amsden
OBAMA from page one als. Beyond firearms’ restrictions, officials will also look for ways to increase mental health resources and consider steps to keep society from glamorizing guns and violence. Obama’s January deadline underscores the desire among White House officials to respond swiftly to the Newtown shooting. Obama aides worry that as the shock of the shooting fades, so, too, will the prospects that pro-gun lawmakers will work with the White House to tighten restrictions. “I would hope that our memories aren’t so short that what we saw in Newtown isn’t lingering with us, that we don’t remain passionate about it only a month later,” said Obama. He pledged to talk about gun violence in his State of the Union address. Emphasizing the need to take action, Obama said eight people have been killed by guns across the U.S.
since the Newtown shooting. Among them were a 4-year-old boy and three law enforcement officers. The president has called for a national dialogue on gun violence before, after other mass shootings during his presidency. But his rhetoric has not been backed up with concrete action. And some of the gun measures Obama has signed lessened restrictions on guns, allowing people to carry concealed weapons in national parks and in checked bags on Amtrak trains The president bristled at suggestions that he had been silent on gun issues during his four years in office. But he acknowledged that the Newtown shooting had been “a wake-up call for all of us.” The shooting appears to have had a similar impact on several longtime gun backers on Capitol Hill. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative see next page
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Green & white: LMS 8th grader leads basketball team in show of solidarity with Sandy Hook El By AdAm drApcho LACONIA — When Cheyanne Zappala, an eighth grader at Laconia Middle School, heard on Friday evening about the horrific school shooting that occurred earlier that day at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., she was brought to tears. “It’s really sad, I don’t understand how somebody could do that,” she said. The next day, she resolved to do something, however symbolic, about the tragedy. She purchased green and white ribbons — the Sandy Hook school colors — white socks, green dye and green and white face paint. On Sunday, Zappala spent a few hours on her project, dying half of the socks green, attaching the ribbons to hair elastics and writing “Sandy Hook” on
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“I strongly suggest you find a way to make this work. You’re not going to find a qualified replacement in this town.” Pat Consentino, who chairs the Tilton selectboard, chided the commissioners for their silence, saying that the issue has been “discussed in public at meeting after meeting,” but “now you’re hiding behind attorneyclient privilege. It’s despicable!” She badgered the commissioners about what steps they have taken to replace the chief. “Have you budgeted?” she asked, recalling that it took between $3,000 and $4,000 to recruit Ober. “If you go forward,” Consentino declared, “you will do a grave disservice to the town of Tilton. It is unconscionable .” “Why? What’s wrong with you?” asked Sandy Plessner, a Tilton selectman. “Why destroy something that works so well?” Citing the adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” she called the commission’s procedure “asinine” then remarked “I’m sorry. I just don’t understand.” “This has been the elephant in the room for month,” said Jane Alden, “and it’s on the table her tonight. This is about our safety,” she continued. “Who is going to take over on January 2? The answer is no one.” She charged that the commission has embarked on a “dastardly deed” without planning for the consequences. Both Ober and the commissioners listened in silence until Clark, when no one else rose to speak, closed the period for public comment. Ober and the commissioners proceeded through the agenda with little outward sign of the tension between them until the meeting neared its close. Clark proposed a motion to clarify that he considered some $806,000 representing wages and benefits included in the fire district budget for 2013 as subject to reconsideration. Taken aback, Ober explained that he understood the figure to be firm and said that the budget was in the hands of Budget Committee. “You need to be very clear in your instructions,” Ober told Clark, while Gallant bristled, then read from the minutes, which he took to confirm that the commission adopted the appropriation. As Clark persisted, Ober countered. “I’m finding this very difficult,” he said at one point and “I don’t know see next page Whe com n you w mun a ity b nt the b ut p refe enefits o r to stay f a retir in yo eme ur h nt ome .
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CONCORD — Following a public hearing yesterday, a special committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives unanimously endorsed emergency legislation to spare the Newfound Regional School District an unintended consequence of its new property tax cap, which would require the school Board to trim its 2013-2014 budget by $700,000. The Legislature intends to waive its rules, allowing the House and Senate to act on the bill on January 2, the opening day of the session, and immediately present it to Governor John Lynch for his signature before he leaves office at the end of the day. Fran Wendelboe of New Hampton, a former member of the House who chairs the school district’s Budget Committee, suspected the bill may be the first ever signed by an outgoing governor on the last day of his term. The bill is being “fast tracked” to enable the school district to meet the timeline of the annual budget process, which begins with the Budget Committee’s public hearing on January 11. Vincent Migliore, chairman of the school board, and business administrator, Dan Rossner, explained the problem to the committe, stressing that the bill was not designed to weaken or revoke the tax cap. For fiscal year 2013, the school district, adopted a budget of $21.6-million, which was $2.4-million, or 9.7-percent less than budgeted in fiscal year 2012. Migliore said that the significant reduction in spending was intended to adjust the relationship between rising budgets and falling enrollments. The total amount to be raised by property taxes was $11.6-million, 13-percent less than the prior year. However, by closely controlling expenditures and not spending unanticipated revenues the district spent less than was appropriated and closed its fiscal year with an unexpended balance, or surplus, of approximately $700,000, which according to law must be applied against the amount to be raised by property taxes in the current year. In other words, the district was authorized to raise $11.6-million in property taxes in fiscal year 2013, but will actually raise $10.9-million. Meanwhile, in March, when voters adopted the school district budget, they also adopted a prop-
erty tax cap, the first by a school district since the enabling legislation (RSA 32:5-c) was enacted in 2011. The cap limits the annual increase in the amount to be raised by property taxes — not the budget — to two-percent. When the school district began preparing the budget for fiscal year 2014 it learned that the two-percent tax cap would apply to the $10.9-million actually raised by property taxes in fiscal year 2013, not the $11.6-million authorized, a difference of $700,000. Rossner explained that in building the 2014 budget the Budget Committee found that the tax cap limited the maximum amount to be raised by property taxes to $11.1-million, not the $11.8-million anticipated. The bill, sponsored by Representative Suzanne Smith (D-Hebron) and Senator Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith) provides that tax cap shall apply to the amount raised by property taxes in fiscal year 2013 without discounting for “the lapsed balances,” or surplus, of $700,000. It would apply only to the Newfound Area School District budget for fiscal year 2014. Phil McCormack, interim superintendent of schools, told the committee that cutting the budget by $700,000 would require significant reductions in major programs and teaching staff. He reminded the committee that 15 teaching positions were eliminated in 2012 when the the budget was cut nearly 10 percent. Representative Ralph Boehm (R-Litchfield) asked why the school board chose not to seek to restore the funding through the budget process. “The risk would be too great,” Wendelboe replied, adding that it would be difficult to explain the situation at the deliberative session and, since the school district is governed by the official ballot (SB 2), it would be even more challenging to inform voters. “We on the Budget Committee do not want to go to the voters at the deliberative session with a wink-wink,” she remarked. Senator David Boutin (R-Hooksett), who sponsored the original bill authorizing towns and school districts to adopt tax caps, has joined Representative Smith and Senator Forrester, in introducing legislation to clarify the statute to prevent similar situations occurring in the future should other school districts enact tax caps.
HOCKEY from page 2 said. “That’s what this whole thing was all about.” Shelby’s older sister and three brothers all played hockey for Bishop Brady. “It’s a family tradition you might say,” said her father. “One we’re anxious to sustain.” NHIAA bylaws state that mixed teams of boys and girls are prohibited unless the school doesn’t offer an equivalent activity for girls.
The NHIAA stated in court documents that permitting Shelby to remain on the boys’ team would “denigrate” the nascent girls’ hockey team. In ruling denying her a waiver to play with the boys, the association said her college scholarship opportunities were “incidental.” Carey said he’s not sure whether Shelby will have to fight to remain on the team next year, when she’s a senior.
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Patrick K. Bolduc, 90
LACONIA — Patrick Kenneth Bolduc, 90, formerly of 9 Bois Circle, Taylor Community, died at Forestview Manor, Meredith, N.H. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Mr. Bolduc was born March 17, 1922 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Charles H. & Aurore (Theberge) Bolduc. Mr. Bolduc resided in Gilford for most of his life, moving to Laconia in 2008. He served in the U.S. Army with the 340th Combat Engineers. He had been employed at Scott & Williams for fortyone years, retiring in 1986. Mr. Bolduc enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Laconia Post #1670, a member of Laconia Lodge of Elks #876 and the American Legion Wilkins Smith Post No. 1 Survivors include his wife of sixty-five years, Barbara Ann (Goss) Bolduc, of Laconia; five brothers, Roland H. Bolduc of Tilton, Maurice Bolduc of New Port Richey, Florida, Ernest Bolduc of Laconia, Armand Bolduc of Lakeport and Robert Bolduc of Winnisquam; three sisters, Anita McKeown of Belmont, Laurette Seabeck of Bea-
verton, Oregon and Helen Gaudet of Belmont and several nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bolduc was predeceased by three sisters, Dorothy Bolduc in 1927, Theresa Tracy in 2005 and Barbara Colby in 2003 and by two brothers, Charles Bolduc in 2010 and Rev. Hector Bolduc in 2012. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service, with military honors, will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1:00PM at the N. H. State Veterans Cemetery Chapel, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Rte. 3, Boscawen, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 03247 or to the Bolduc Park Association, PO Box 7273, Gilford, NH 03247-7273. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
LACONIA — Willard “Bill” Hayward, 90, of 144 Franklin Street, Laconia, died at his home on Monday, December 17, 2012 after a period of failing health. Mr. Hayward was born May 7, 1922 in Laconia, the son of Milton D. and Elsa (Griffin) Hayward. He graduated in the Class of 1940 at Laconia High School. In 1942, he joined the U. S. Army in WWII and attended radio school in Pittsburgh, PA. as a high speed operator in the Signal Headquarters of the 13th Fighter Command, serving two and a half years in the South Pacific, returning in Dec., 1945. Mr. Hayward loved the sports world and was a solid fan of the Red Sox and Patriots. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Laconia Country Club for over fifty years. He also loved to hike and camp and enjoyed water sports at their home on Lake Opechee. His hobby beyond sports was his love of gardening and landscaping. As a young man, skiing was his favorite sport and he was one of the first skiers when Belknap Area (now known as Gunstock) opened. Mr. Hayward was President and Treasurer of Hayward’s Country Store for twenty-two years, which closed with Urban Renewal. During that period, he was very active in civic and social work as a Director of the Chamber of Commerce, President in 1969 of the Kiwanis Club, Chairman of the Red Cross for four years, was on the Board of the YMCA, Cub Master and Board Member at the United Baptist Church. He currently attended the Gilford Community Church. He was a Moderator of Ward 6 for eight years, worked in local politics and volunteered actively with Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice . Mr. Hayward spent five years as Sales Manager of Tri-County Service and then joined the Team at Gunstock as Ski Shop and Camping Manager for
eleven years. After retiring, they spent their winter months , for twenty-two years, in Lake Wales, Florida. Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-seven years, Eleanor (Dinsmoor) Hayward, of Laconia; a son, Alynn Hayward, of Wentworth; a daughter, Janis Curtis, of Laconia; a brother, Robert Hayward, of Kansas City, MO. and sisters, Mary St. Gelais of Gilford and Patricia Varney, of Springfield, MA. He spent a great deal of time with his family and was so proud of his six grandchildren who called him Bump: William Walden of Pomfret, CT., Benjamin Walden and his wife, Elfriede of Eliot, ME, Aaron Hayward and his wife, Kathleen, of Laconia, Kristen Hayward Nazer and her husband, Corey, of Gilford, Robert Curtis and his wife, Katie, of Greenland, NH and Timothy Curtis and his wife, Jackie, of Newburyport, MA. and twelve great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hayward was predeceased by his oldest daughter, Ann Walden Richmond, in 1993 and by his brother, Chester, in 2009. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. Rev. Michael Graham, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Community Wellness Center, 22 Strafford St. Ste 2, Laconia, N.H. 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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Raffle of unique painting raises funds for Honor Flight New England PLYMOUTH — Joseph and Tiffany Dube decided that they wanted to make a difference in a World War II Veteran’s life by raising money for the Honor Flight New England program. To accomplish their goal, they teamed up with George’s Seafood and Bar-B-Que where Tiffany is a server and raffled off one of Joseph’s unique and original spray paintings. Tickets were sold for $5 each and they raised $250 which will help Tiffany chaperone a veteran to Washington, D.C. in the Spring. Honor Flight New England is a non-profit organization that joined the national organization Honor Flight Network in the Spring of 2009 to honor America’s veterans for all of their sacrifices. Through donations and fundraising, these hereos are transported to Washington, D.C. for a
day to visit and reflect at the memorials that have been built in their honor at no clost to the veteran. Top priority is given to the senior veterans-World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. The veterans are flown to Washington, D.C. where they spend the day touring Washington, D.C., specifically the World War II monuments, enjoy lunch, and then return home in the evening with memories to last a lifetime. In the future, Honor Flight New England will also pay tribute to veterans who served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, followed by veterans of more current wars. For more information on how to become a chaperone or to fill out an application for a World War II veteran visit www.honorflightnewengland.org.
Pictured left to right: Tiffany Dube (server), Joseph Dube (artist), Frank Little (winner of spray painting), Pam Castelot (owner of George’s Seafood) (Courtesy photo)
Seventh Annual Spalidays raises $6,000 for breast screening programs
Director of the Cascade Spa at Mill Falls Martha Zyla presents a $6,000 check raised from the recent Spalidays event to LRGHealthcare representatives. From left to right: LRGHealthcare Vice President of Ancillary Services Leo Goddu; LRGH Breast Health Program Coordinator Ginny Witkin; Martha Zyla; and LRGH Medical Imaging Coordinator Lisa Thornton. (Courtesy pho
LACONIA — The Seventh Annual Spalidays event presented by Cascade Spa on November 28-29 was a huge success, welcoming a sell-out crowd of over 500 guests and raising $6,000 for LRGHealthcare’s Breast Screening programs. This chic two-day event kicked-off with an elegant evening at Church Landing at Mill Falls, which featured over 25 Cascade Spa product vendors who traveled from as far away as California, Washington, Colorado, New York, Ohio, and Montreal to showcase their spa lines and to educate guests of the benefits of spa services on personal health and well-being. The second day featured a Spa Talk Luncheon with guest speaker Elizabeth Nehme, Director of Education for [comfort zone] North America, who educated the crowd on Connection: The Power of Human Touch. “We are so grateful to all of our guests who joined us for Spalidays this year,” said Martha Zyla, Cascade Spa Director. “The Cascade Spa has been kicking off the holidays with Spalidays for the past seven years but this year was extra special since, for the first time, we decided to donate ticket proceeds to the Breast Health Program at LRGH. Our guests were able to relax and truly enjoy themselves, while at the same time, support such a great cause close to home.”
Several vendors and local businesses contributed to this breast health initiative, including owners of Cakes by the Lake in Center Harbor, who donated a wedding cake valued at $500 and sold cake “shooters” at the event with all proceeds going to LRGH. In addition, Moroccanoil and Aromafloria donated gift baskets valued at $500 each, as raffle items. Among other in-kind donors Lakes Region Floral Studio contributed beautiful floral arrangements and helped to make Church Landing sparkle. Funds raised from Spalidays will be used for a software upgrade known as ‘Omnicare’ at LRGHealthcare. A computerized mammography tracking system, Omnicare will enhance the timeliness for reporting mammography results to patients, as well as improve tracking results, referrals, and treatments for both the Caring for Women practice and existing mammography centers at LRGHealthcare. “The Omnicare software is an investment in communication. Today, more than ever, it is very important to electronically track and share important information in a very efficient way,” explains LRGH Breast Health Program Coordinator Ginny Witkin. “It will ultimately enhance communication between women and their providers – also helping to promote screenings at regular, recommended intervals.”
Laconia Transfer Station awarded Wildlife Habitat Council Certification LACONIA — At its 24th Annual Symposium, Working for a Greener World, the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) presented Laconia Transfer Station with its Wildlife at WorkSM certification. The transfer station is owned by the City and has been upgraded and operated by Waste Management under a long-term operating agreement. This certification is part of 134 total certified programs for Waste Management at 116 sites company-wide. In addition to the Wildlife at Work SM certification, Laconia Transfer Station was also awarded WHC’s Rookie of the Year Award, which recognizes one newly certified program for outstanding environmental stewardship and voluntary employee efforts. “WHC members continue to raise the bar for conservation success. We connect corporations, conservation and community to create habitat and increase biodiversity. The programs being honored today are the best examples of our model at work,” said Margaret O’Gorman, WHC President. “Congratulations to Waste Management and the City of Laconia for its successful efforts towards habitat enhancement and biodiversity.” This 25-acre site is owned by the City of Laconia, but Waste Management has been operating on the land since the 1980s. This site is located in a rural
area and made up of freshwater wetlands, grassy meadows, and forests that connect to the HustonMorgan State Forest. The wildlife team includes employees from Waste Management, the City of Laconia Department of Public Works, the City of Laconia Conservation Commission, and the Belknap Landscape Company. Together, these members use their skills and experience to implement the many projects the Laconia Transfer Station has undertaken as part of their Wildlife at WorkSM program. The wildlife team has installed 10 bluebird boxes, three robin shelves, and a bat house that were built by local middle school students. The wildlife team monitors for nesting activity, nest identification, brood status, and performs any necessary maintenance on the bird boxes. Nest box observations are submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s online nest box monitoring program, NestWatch. The wildlife team observed successful nesting of Eastern Bluebirds, House Wrens, and Tree Swallows in the first two summers of observations. On April 28, 2012, the Laconia Transfer Station hosted an Earth Day/Arbor Day event in which community volunteers and local students helped in the plantings of more than 30 native plants and shrubs.
Plant species were selected to enhance wildlife habitat by providing additional food supply for birds and other animals, and included serviceberry, flowering dogwood, and Concord grape. The wildlife team at the Laconia Transfer Station has also initiated an intense invasive species removal program. Along with assistance from the City of Laconia Conservation Commission and the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, the invasive species on site have been indentified and species specific control methods are being planned and implemented. They plan to use leaf-feeding beetles (Galerucella spp) as a biological control agent to help remove the invasive purple loosestrife from the site. “Waste Management is honored to receive this WHC certification and the Rookie of the Year Award in recognition of the continued success of our environmental efforts,” said Steven Poggi, Waste Management area director of operations. “Our partnership with WHC engages our team and our community in wildlife enhancement and land stewardship initiatives that prove to be a valuable experience for all. The early success of our program in Laconia is due in no small part to the cooperation and contributions of employees from the City’s Department of Public Works and Conservation Commission.”
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By Holiday Mathis ing to be a long-term process. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There’s a new sharpness to your mind. You’ll be savvy in a pinch, do well on a test or say just the right thing to make strangers laugh. People will want to know you better. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You love to jump into something new and open yourself up to the possibilities. An entrepreneurial spirit takes hold of you today, and you’ll begin on a path that many will join at a later date. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Dig deeper to figure out the root of an issue. You may be surprised at what you find. For instance, maybe what you think is a commitment problem is actually just a transportation problem. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). No wonder people want to talk with you. You listen with your heart, and this shows in your face. You don’t offer up too many opinions. In fact, you realize that sometimes it’s better not to have an opinion at all. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Riches, talent and wealth don’t make you immune to relationship woes. There’s something comforting in the fact that everyone on Earth struggles at some time with the art of getting along. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 20) Your intentions for your personal life are clear, and because you express them so well, you’ll be pleased with what unfolds in the next six weeks. Projects advance, and you’ll take on an exciting responsibility in January. You’ll develop a talent in February. You’ll celebrate family additions in April. Capricorn and Aquarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 4, 39, 45 and 12.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It can be hard to take care of yourself without sacrificing a relationship when partners seem to need you so much. You can accomplish this and more. You’ll also take care of the relationship without sacrificing your soul. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You go by feelings. So even though you logically know better than to bank on a person’s potential, if your gut feeling is strong enough, you’ll buy into the promise of a kindred soul. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The minute you expect to make money at an endeavor, you set yourself up for a compromise. The payer and payee must be on the same page for the transaction to occur. Consider the perks of amateur status. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your secret addiction isn’t really a secret. People know what you like, and they want to give you just that. By the end of the day, you might feel a bit spoiled by all the provisions. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The opportunity you are given will come with a caveat. That part could be a deal breaker. Stay your ground. If you’re willing to lose it all, you’ll probably walk away with exactly what you wanted in the first place. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Before you can be in control of yourself and your life, you must know yourself. So the time that you spend pondering your past and your inner world will be instrumental in growing your personal power. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Mutual trust is developed slowly over a long period of time. So whether you deal with shareholders, a potential mate or in-laws, expect the relationship-build-
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, Dec. 20, the 355th day of 2012. There are 11 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 20, 1812, German authors Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of the first edition of their collection of folk stories, titled “Children’s and Household Tales.” On this date: In 1790, the first successful cotton mill in the United States began operating at Pawtucket, R.I. In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed as ownership of the territory was formally transferred from France to the United States. In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union as all 169 delegates to a special convention in Charleston voted in favor of separation. In 1864, Confederate forces evacuated Savannah, Ga., as Union Gen. William T. Sherman continued his “March to the Sea.” In 1912, the play “Peg O’ My Heart,” a “comedy of youth” by John Hartley Manners starring his wife, actress Laurette Taylor, opened on Broadway. In 1945, the Office of Price Administration announced the end of tire rationing, effective Jan. 1, 1946. In 1963, the Berlin Wall was opened for the first time to West Berliners, who were allowed one-day visits to relatives in the Eastern sector for the holidays. In 1972, the Neil Simon play “The Sunshine Boys” opened on Broadway. In 1978, former White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman was released from prison after serving 18 months for his role in the Watergate cover-up. In 1987, more than 4,300 people were killed when the Dona Paz, a Philippine passenger ship, collided with the tanker Vector off Mindoro island. In 1989, the United States launched Operation Just Cause, sending troops into Panama to topple the government of Gen. Manuel Noriega. In 1999, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that homosexual couples were entitled to the same benefits and protections as wedded couples of the opposite sex. One year ago: Lori Berenson, an American paroled after 15 years behind bars in Peru for aiding leftist guerrillas, arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport for her first visit home since her arrest in 1995. (After a 17-day visit, Berenson returned to Peru to serve out the rest of her parole.) LSU’s Les Miles was selected The Associated Press college football coach of the year. Soccer player Abby Wambach was voted the AP Female Athlete of the Year. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Audrey Totter is 95. Actor John Hillerman is 80. Rock musician-music producer Bobby Colomby is 68. Rock musician Peter Criss is 67. Psychic/illusionist Uri Geller is 66. Producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order”) is 66. Rock musician Alan Parsons is 64. Actress Jenny Agutter is 60. Actor Michael Badalucco is 58. Actress Blanche Baker is 56. Rock singer Billy Bragg is 55. Rock singer-musician Mike Watt (The Secondmen, Minutemen, fIREHOSE) is 55. Actor Joel Gretsch is 49. Country singer Kris Tyler is 48. Rock singer Chris Robinson is 46. Actress Nicole deBoer is 42. Movie director Todd Phillips is 42. Singer David Cook (“American Idol”) is 30. Actor Jonah Hill is 29. Singer JoJo is 22.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Pitman’s Freight Room presents The Nick Goumas Jazz Quartet. 8 p.m. at Pitman’s in Laconia. Gilford Public Library events. Conversational French 3:30-4 p.m. Crafter’s Corner 6-7:30 p.m. Laconia Indoor Market. 3-6 p.m. at Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. Various farmers, food vendors, artisans, and independent sales representatives will be present. For a full list of vendors and specials go to http:// laconiaindoorwintermarket.weebly.com/index.html. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Holiday Movie featuring Home Alone. 3:30 p.m. at the Hall Memorial Library. Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Knitting at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center monthly class. 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Laconia. Classes are free and run one hour. All are welcome. For more information call 832-3550 or email email@example.com.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 Lakes Region Singers present its annnual Christmas Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Chuch on Route 11-A in Gilford. Suggested donation of $8 per person or $15 per family (parents and children). Candlelight vigil to remember individuals who have died while homeless over the past year. 5:30 pm. in Veteran’s Square. To learn more call 528-3035 or go to www. nh-cc.org. Amahl and the Night Visitors Christmas opera presented at the Franklin Opera House. 7:30 p.m. Ticekts are $15/adults and $12/seniors and children. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Daily events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Sit and Knit 2-5 p.m. Clever Crafters 4-5:30 p.m. Adults are encouraged to bring in personal projects to work.
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MEREDITH — First Congregational Church of Meredith located at 4 Highland St., Meredith welcomes all to attend the Christmas eve service of lesson, carols and candlelighting at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 24. For more information call 279-6271.
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In celebration of their 50th anniversary and in appreciation to Laconia High School, the Class of 1962 proudly supports the LHS Alumni Scholarship Fund with a generous donation raised through their well-attended and congenial gathering in September. Shown are Joan Cormier, Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation Executive Director, Christopher Guilmett and and Dave Levesque, LHS Alumni Committee members, receiving a check for $1,000 from Karel Stevenson Mikulis, from the LHS Class of 1962 and her classmates, Robert LaPointe, holding the class anniversary photo, and Helen Watson Joyal, looking on. (Courtesy photo)
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Streetcar Company announces open auditions for Spring production of Oliver LACONIA — Children and adults are invited to audition for Streetcar Theatre Company’s Spring 2013 production of Lionel Bart’s musical, “Oliver.” Telling the familiar Dickens’ story of an orphan who asks for more, the classic musical includes the favourites, “Consider Yourself,” “FoodGlorious Food,” and “As Long As He Needs Me.” There are many exciting roles to fill for this classic musical including Oliver, Fagan, Bill Sikes, Mr. Brownlow and many more. Youngsters (especially boys) to be Fagan’s boys and many intergenerational actors are needed to complete the cast. Director Matt Demko will hold auditions at the First United Methodist Church located at 18 Wesley Way, Route 11A in Gilford. Auditions for actors 15 years old and younger will be on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 4 p.m. Auditions for actors 16 and older
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Dear Annie: My 50-something male cousin has brought a 20-something female cousin to live with him. He calls it “mentoring.” The poor girl is learning disabled. They are the only two people living in the house, and the arrangement has caused concern for his parents and children. Is this normal? What’s your take on the situation? -Just Wondering Dear Just: We don’t know what kind of learning disability would require that a 20-year-old live with her older cousin -- or anyone. If you mean that the girl is mentally disabled, then someone needs to check on the situation and intervene should the older cousin be taking advantage of her. Because the girl is over 18, it may require legal intervention. If, however, the 20-year-old is perfectly capable of managing her own life and chooses to live with this cousin, there’s not much you can do. We hope her family is keeping an eye on things. Dear Annie: We recently lost our dear pet dog, “Buster,” and are considering getting another dog. I want to find one who is the same breed and color, call him “Buster” and go on as if his predecessor had not died, but rather had a stroke and needed to be retrained. My wife thinks I’m crazy. What do you think? -- RH Dear RH: We don’t think you’re crazy, but you do seem to be in denial. You should properly grieve for Buster. Pretending another dog is still the same one after a stroke doesn’t do justice to your feelings. It also doesn’t allow you to love your new dog for his own sake. Even with “retraining,” you will continue to expect him to respond to you and behave as Buster did. Please take a little time to mourn the original
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527-9221 BELMONT, NH- FURNISHED Room for rent available immediately, (approx. 14X15) in gorgeous Large Victorian mansion overlooking Lake Winnisquam on 1 acre of land, covered in mature English gardens & trees and a fabulous gazebo to share. $425/month includes shared kitchens, bathrooms living room, etc. Also includes heat, electric, digital cable, wireless Internet & beach access on Lake Winnisquam. Call 603-527-8496 BRISTOL: 2BR apartment, newly renovated. $725/month, includes heat & hot water. 217-4141.
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LACONIA- Elegant, large one bedroom in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Fireplace, beamed ceilings, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Walk to downtown and beaches. Heat/Hot water included. $925. 528-6885 LACONIAHuge 2-bedroom. Bright, sunny & clean, nice area of town. $800/Month + Utilities. 520-6931 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 2-bedroom great move-in special. $750/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034 LACONIA-1 bedroom $160/Week, includes heat & hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA- 3 bedroom, 2nd floor washer/dryer hook-up, basement storage, all new carpet, $800/Month + utilities. 455-6983 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building with separate entrance. Recently renovated, $240/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: Dyer St. 2-bedroom townhouse style. Great move-in special, $775/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application fee. Call 238-8034 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large 1 bedroom 2nd floor. heat & hot water included. $150/week. 832-1639 LACONIA: Large 3 & 4-bedroom apartments. Parking. $850/mo + utilities. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Spacious two bedroom apartment for rent. Rent is $844. per month with heat and hot water included. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 EHO. LAKEPORT: 5-room, 2-Bedroom. Includes snow removal, washer/dryer, lake view. 2nd floor unfurnished. $180/Week. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783
NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, direct access to basement with coin-op laundry, $230/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor. Coin-op laundry in basement and additional storage room available. $200/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com. STUDIO apt 15 minutes to Laconia, 20 minutes to Concord, all utlities included $675. 267-7129. TILTON/LOCHMER - Two bed room duplex apartment. Garage & washer/dryer available. Just 3 miles from Exit 20. Ideal for couple/single parent. $750/month + utilities. No smoking/no pets. Call 527-6283. TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $620-640/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $165-$225 per week. $500 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.
For Sale 1 Reddy kerosene Space Heater on wheels. 165,000 BTU, $150. 1 Reddy kerosene heater 10,000 BTU, $75. 677-2865 4 Tickets for Pats Vs Dolphins for Sunday, December 30th. (603)356-5775, (603)548-8049. 7ft snowplow with lights & hydrolic lift $400. 524-4445 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. ANTIQUE corner shelf, 6 tiers, 5 ft. tall, $60. Boston rocker $50, heavy red glass dishes $75, oak curio $50, Thomas Kinkade!s Lamplight Village 3 plate set, $30. 30 gallon fish tank with stand, $70. 524-2239 BOSE Wave System III Radio. New in box, $299. 603-387-7100
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For Sale ELECTRIC glass top white range & matching over range microwave. $350. Will sell separately. 267-6060 Firestone Winter Force Snow Tires. 215/65/17. Four tires, like new, $250 firm. 387-8051 FOUR Snow Tires, $180. Kenmore vacuum cleaner $40. All in excellent condition 267-8950 HD TV- Sceptre LCD 23", used as backup TV w/LG Blue Ray Player $150. 267-0977 Honda Snowblower- Track drive, 2-stage, 21 inches, runs great. $375. 393-7846 IBANEZ Gio electric guitar $100, Peavey Special 130W amplifier $150. Or both for $225. 286-4012. LAPTOP- Acer Aspire, used 3 times since new. W/case, adult owned like new $150. 267-0977
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MAHOGANY Antique rocker, antique pie crust table, Call 267-1964 Barbara SKI-DOO Modular helmet 2 shields one heated $200. HJC helmet 2 shields one heated $100 /obo. Call Paul at 603-366-2809. SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 Toy Trains- Lionel Holiday Train, $150. 125 Piece Wooden Train with table, $75. Like new. Call 524-5145. WHITE metal trundle bed. New, twin, (with mattresses). Perfect Xmas. $300. 707-2878 YAMAHA Piano- P22, oak. Great condition. Will need tuning. $2,900. Leave message, 603-520-1450.
Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763 NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430. TWO hope chests, $60 each. One kids roll top desk, $150, 6 drawer bureau $50. Three trunks, best offer. 387-6524
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CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451.
1980 FLH HD/Project bike. Runs, wiring needs to be finished, lost eyesight. All original equipment included, plus jack. $4,000. 387-6524 1995 Honda 80 Dirt Bike. $700. 527-8962
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Inter-Lakes High Rotary Club helps replace roofs at Meredith School math teams take Historical Society’s Main Street building 1st & 2nd place at meet MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes High School Math Teams had a big night at the December 5 math meet, taking both first and second places for small schools. The White team scored 109 points with the top scorer being Liam Donohoe with six points out of 9 correct. Liam made a perfect scorein Writer’s choice. Reese Chappuis, Dorothy Crowell, Johnny Cox, Sarah Sundius, Finnian O’Connell, Mitch Jurius, and Eamon Bean all made five points. Chelsea Colby finished with four points and Hayley Roth finished with three points. Reese made a perfect score in Writer’s choice and Eamon made a perfect score in Algebra I. Sarah, Mitch, Finnian, and Johnny all made a perfect score in Geometry. The Blue team, with only eight members, scored 104 points for second place-nine points ahead of third place Belmont High School. The Blue team was led by Ben Crosby with eight problems correct out of the nine. Joyce Ingari, Jonah Steiss, and Sam Otis followed close behind with six points each. Joshua Simpson and Matt Schneberger both had five correct answers. Krystal Nelson and Peter Baker rounded out the team’s points with four and three points respectively. Perfect scores went to Ben and Jonah in Geometry. Ben also made a perfect on Algebra I, along with Joyce, Sam, and Krystal. The teams are coached by Diane Mega and Bob Marcoux.
Congregational Church hosting Christmas Carol sing-a-long on Friday
LACONIA — The Congregational Church of Laconia, United Church of Christ will host a community-wide Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long on Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m. People are invited to come and sing their favorite Christmas carols in the beautifully decorated sanctuary. Carolers will be accompanied by the Services pipe organ, trumpet piano and handbells. Refreshments will be served. The Congregational Church of Laconia is located in Veterans Square, on the corner of Pleasant Street.
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MEREDITH — Recently the Meredith Rotary Club spent a Saturday on a service project of reroofing two sections of the Meredith Historical Society building. This historic structure on Main St., Meredith was built in 1841 by Seneca Ladd and is the site of the first savings bank in town. The bank was on the second floor and a barbershop was on the first floor. In 1922 the Meredith Post Office was established on the first floor. The two roof sections have been in desperate need of replacement. The Meredith Historical Society is a non-profit volunteer organization relying on donations and sales of historically related material for support.
Included in the photo are Rotarians Mike Pelczar, Betsey Donovan, John Sherman, Carl Johnson, Tom Fairbrother, Vern Goddard, Tim Bergquist, Bev Lapham and Chuck Thorndike. Also assisting were Roddy Cail and Historical Society members George Jewell, Janis Roberts and Karen Thorndike. (Courtesy photo)
Sign up now for Laconia Academy’s second semester LACONIA — Laconia Academy is the adult evening high school diploma program in the Lakes Region. “This program provides adults with a “second chance” to earn a high school diploma,” states Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director. Anyone interested in enrolling for the Winter Semester 2013 or learning more about the program is urged to call 524-5712 or stop into the Laconia Adult Education Office located in Room #108 at Laconia High School. The Winter Semester 2013 classes start the week of January 14 – 18, 2013. The following courses will be offered: Timeless Truths!, Algebra I, Astronomy: Final Frontier, Math Concepts/Pre-Algebra, U.S. History, Chemistry & Lab, Life Improvement Project, Math Rocks!, Economics + Money + You!, Prose & Poetry and Human Biology & Lab. Laconia Academy also enables In-School Youth, enrolled in day high school programs, to take courses at night if they have failed classes during the day. With the principal’s permission, any In-School Youth may enroll at Laconia Academy. This cooperation with local area high schools helps prevent In-School Youths from dropping out of high school or having to repeat their senior year.
Students attending Laconia Academy can earn high school diploma credits in several different ways. Credit is given for previous high school credits earned and life experiences such as military service, work experience, apprenticeship training, correspondence courses, certificate programs and homemaking. Credits are earned by passing courses at Laconia Academy. Laconia Academy is also approved for those eligible for V.A. benefits. One vital piece of paper needed at the time of enrollment is a copy of one’s high school transcript from the last school attended. It is necessary in order to transfer those previously earned high school credits to one’s current record at Laconia Academy. Bank of New Hampshire has established limited scholarship help for those students demonstrating financial need living in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Plymouth, Bristol and Moultonborough. This scholarship help will enable students to return to school at night and complete their high school education. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation through the Adult Success Program Grant (ASP) has also provided limited scholarship for these individuals who qualify in addition to limited scholarship assistance through the Pardoe Grant.
MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program challenged the storefronts on Main Street to “Light Up Main Street” and decorate their windows for judging. Twenty-four businesses participated with Park Place Salon named first place winner. Design Inspiration was second and the Meredith Historical Society third. Other businesses which participated were Edward Jones Investments, Melcher & Prescott Insurance, Taylor Country Style Restaurant, Once New Vintage Ware, Patricia’s Specially for You, Kara’s Café and Cakery, Emery & Garrett Groundwater, Family Affair, Meredith Public Library, Lakes Region Nutrition Center, Hawkins Photography & Framing, Frog Rock Tavern, Ruel’s Barber Shop, So Little Thyme Kitchen Shop, Gallery 51, Meredith Town Hall, Betty Paige Beauty Salon, Good Foods Conspiracy
North, Antiques on Meredith Bay, Bonita D. Story Antiques, and Bootleggers. The winners were announced after the GMP hosted a tree lighting in Community Park on Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 8. The community was treated to cocoa provided by Hart’s Restaurant and prizes created by The Basket Studio. The tree was donated by Moulton Farm and the signs by Village Canvas and Omni Signs. The Town of Meredith also helped with the event. The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. . For more information on GMP, call 279-9015, email GMP@metrocast.net or visit the website at www. greatermeredithprogram.org.
Park Place Salon selected as ‘Best Decorated Store’ on Meredith’s Main Street
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