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Middle School experiences stunning reduction in discipline issues just 3 months into introduction of ‘Teach Like a Champion’ program BY ROGER AMSDEN FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Disruptions and suspensions are dramatically lower and academic achievement is on the rise at Laconia Middle School thanks in large measure to the introduction of specific techniques the school has adopted from the Teach Like a Champion

program, according to administrators. Principal Jim McCollum told the School Board Tuesday night that in the three months that the program has been in effect there has been a 44-percent reduction in the most common incidents that result in students being sent to his office, including a 60-percent reduction in horseplay, a

29-percent decrease in insubordination, a 56-percent drop in classroom disruption and a 29-percent reduction in rude and discourteous behavior. Out of school suspensions are down 39-percent, in school suspensions have dropped by 37-percent, to the point where see MIDDLE SCHOOL page 12

LACONIA — Police arrested two teenagers as well as recovered three handguns and a stolen automobile yesterday following a spate of burglaries in Lakeport over the past several days. Sebastian Corneau, 17, of 31 Bay Street, Unit 3 refused bail and was held in the Belknap County House of Corrections see .357 page 8





On 2011 Sleds! A fire broke out at a historic home on Old North Main Street in Laconia on Tuesday. The structure was saved thanks to alert actions of the residents as well as by a hidden brick wall and a hearty response by fire personnel. At left, firefighters examine the condition of a porch roof, under which a fire had developed. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)





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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A deadly storm that halted travel throughout the Great Plains weakened Tuesday as it headed east into Missouri and toward the Great Lakes, and officials reopened interstates in areas where motorists had been forced to adjust holiday plans mid-trip. Authorities still were reporting snow drifts of up to 10 feet high in southeast Colorado, and Texas officials warned drivers to stay off the road in the Panhandle so crews would have a clear path to remove ice and snow. Major highways in the western half of the Oklahoma Panhandle remained closed. Still, officials reopened Interstate 40 in the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico, and portions of Interstate 70 in western Kansas that had been closed. New Mexico reopened a closed section of Interstate 25, the main highway from Santa Fe to the Colorado line after crews cleared drifts as high as 5 feet. The storm dumped as much see SNOW page 11

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House GOP rejects 2-month payroll tax cut extension WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lurched toward Grinch-like gridlock on Tuesday as the Republican-controlled House rejected a two-month extension of Social Security tax cuts that President Barack Obama said was “the only viable way” to prevent a drop in take-home pay for 160 million workers on Jan. 1. “The clock is ticking, time is running out,” Obama said shortly after House voted 229-193 to request negotiations with the Senate on renewing the payroll tax cuts

for a year. House Speaker John Boehner, told that Obama had sought his help, replied, “I need the president to help out.” His voice rose as he said it, and his words were cheered by dozens of Republicans lawmakers who have pushed him and the rest of the leadership to pursue a more confrontational strategy with Democrats and the White House in an already contentious year of divided government. This time, it wasn’t a partial govern-

ment shutdown or even an unprecedented Treasury default that was at stake, but the prospect that payroll taxes would rise and long-term unemployment benefits end for millions of jobless victims of the worst recession since the 1930s. Yet another deadline has been entangled in the dispute, this one affecting seniors, but the administration announced it had finessed a way around it. Officials said paperwork for doctors who treat Medicare see PAYROLL TAX page 4

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A small plane heading for Georgia crashed Tuesday morning on a major New Yorkarea highway, spiraling out of control, hitting a wooded median and scattering wreckage across the road. All five people aboard were killed, but no one on the ground was injured. The pilot had discussed icy conditions with controllers just before the plane went

down, but investigators were unsure what role, if any, icing played in the crash. The New York investment banking firm Greenhill & Co. said two of its managing directors, Jeffrey Buckalew, 45, and Rakesh Chawla, 36, as well as Buckalew’s wife and two children, were on the plane that crashed on Interstate 287. Buckalew was the registered owner of the single-engine plane and had a pilot’s license.

Wreckage was scattered over at least a half mile, with a section found lodged in a tree of a home about a quarter-mile away, near a highway entrance ramp. The crash closed both sides of the busy highway for hours, though several lanes were open again in time for the evening rush hour. Chris Covello of Rockaway Township said he saw the plane spin out of control from see PLANE CRASH page 12

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government paid scientists to figure out how the deadly bird flu virus might mutate to become a bigger threat to people — and two labs succeeded in creating new strains that are easier to spread. On Tuesday, federal officials took the unprecedented step of asking those scien-

tists not to publicize all the details of how they did it. The worry: That this research with lots of potential to help the public might also be hijacked by would-be bioterrorists. The labs found that it appears easier than scientists had thought for the so-called H5N1 bird flu to evolve in a way that lets it spread easily

between at least some mammals. “It wasn’t an easy decision,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious diseases chief at the National Institutes of Health, which funded the original research. The scary-sounding viruses are locked in high-security labs as researchers at the see BIRD FLU page 18

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Trash bins & stream combed in search for missing Maine toddler

All I want for Christmas is . . . Brooke Taylor, 4, of Meredith, watches as Quinn Adams, 3, also of Meredith delivers his Christmas wish list to Santa Claus in person on Sunday during a Christmas at the Farm event at Moulton Farm. Children visiting the farm got to assemble birch tree reindeer and make Christmas ornaments, ride behind a farm tractor and pat Shetland Sheep from Kindred Spirits Farm in Sandwich. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

N.H. hunters harvest 14% more deer than in 2010 CONCORD (AP) — Hunters killed more than 11,000 deer this hunting season — a 14 percent increase over last year — but bear hunters did not fare so well, New Hampshire officials said Tuesday. Hunters killed 418 bears — a 41 percent drop from last year, New Hampshire Fish and Game officials said. N.H. Fish and Game bear biologist Andrew Timmins said the decline in bears killed is partially a reflection of several dramatically higher harvests in recent years. “We have seen record bear harvests in New Hampshire during five of the last eight years,” Timmins said. “Some years have been abnormally high, which greatly influences averages and complicates

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WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Investigators combed through trash bins, drained a stream and pored over more than 100 leads offered by the public in the search for a 20-month-old girl who disappeared from her father’s home over the weekend. The FBI also stepped up its effort to find Ayla Reynolds on Friday, launching a door-to-door canvass of neighbors to glean any scrap of information that may lead them to the little girl, said Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey. The investigation remains a missing-person case, he said. Massey refused to speculate on whether Ayla was alive, saying authorities are focused on finding her. “We’ve ruled out nothing,” said Massey, whose central Maine agency has combined efforts with firefighters, state police, game wardens and the FBI. Ayla was last seen when her father, Justin DiPietro, put her to bed Friday night. He called police to report her missing the following morning when he found her bed empty. On Tuesday, a state police evidence vehicle remained outside the home that DiPietro shared with his mother in Waterville. State police stationed outside the house told reporters that the DiPietros were not there. Their whereabouts were unknown to the public, and The Associated Press could not find phone numbers for them. While the neighborhood was canvassed, police were checking out trash bins across the city. A stretch of Messalonskee Stream a few blocks from DiPietro home was drained nearly dry so wardens could get a better look, both from the ground and from an airplane overhead, officials said. Massey said each of the 100 leads that have been given to police was being followed. Meanwhile, Ayla’s mother said she’s trying to remain optimistic that her daughter is OK. Trista Reynolds said she’s trying to keep it together for an 8-month-old son who remains in her care but acknowledges the past few days have been tough. “Sometimes I think that she’s OK. Sometimes I start thinking that the worst can happen. That’s how I’ve been feeling. I lay my head down at night and wonder where she is. Am I going to see her again? Do I get to see her beautiful smile?” Reynolds said of see SEARCH page 8

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South End man is second suspect arrested for convenience story holdups BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Detectives yesterday arrested a local man, who allegedly accompanied Travis Christian Graham of Gilford when he is said to have robbed the Laconia Oasis convenience store at 142 South Main Street at gunpoint — first on Friday and again on Sunday. Christopher Lee Hawkins, 27, of 21 Academy Street, Unit 6 was held in the Belknap County House of Corrections in lieu of $25,000 cash bail following his arraignment on charges of armed robbery and criminal liability for another, both class A felonies, in 4th Circuit Court Laconia yesterday. Graham was captured on Sunday, not long after the second robbery, and held in the Belknap County House of Corrections in lieu of $110,000 cash bail following his arraignment on Monday on charges of armed robbery, a class A felony, and resisting arrest, a class B misdemeanor. According to police, on Friday, after Graham entered the store, brandished what turned out to be a BB pistol and left with cash, the two men crossed Rte. 106, walked through a residential neighborhood and into Sacred Heart Cemetery. A search, assisted by the K-9 unit of the Alton Police, tracked

the suspects to the cemetery, but failed to find them. However, when the second robbery was reported on Sunday, Officer Kendra Neri, who was on duty Friday, wisely went straight to the cemetery, where she quickly spotted two men, matching the description of the suspects. According to her affidavit, when she confronted the men one tried to push past her while the other stopped but ignored her command to take his hands from his pockets. As the first man tried to flee, Neri grabbed his jacket. But, as he struggled to escape and the other man circled behind her, she she let go of the suspect and both men ran away. Neri chased the man she sought to detain, who was subsequently identified as Graham, to the backyard of a residence on Tilton Avenue where he was apprehended with the assistance of Sergeant Michael Finogle and K-9 Jago. Captain Bill Clary said yesterday that a patrol officer conducting a separate investigation informed detectives that Graham and Hawkins were known associates. This information, together with evidence collected near the scene of the robberies, led detectives to arrest and charge Hawkins as Graham’s accomplice in the robberies.

Correction: Belmont selectmen not related An article that appeared in the Tuesday, Dec. 20 edition about a lawsuit filed against the Belmont Selectboard by George Condodemetraky included an incorrect statement that

Selectman David Morse “is in some way connected by marriage to (Selectman Jon) Pike or one of his relatives.” The two men are in no way related, including through marriage.

PAYROLL TAX from page 2 patients in the early days of the new year will not be processed until Jan. 18, giving lawmakers more time to avert a 27 percent cut in fees threatened for Jan. 1. Whatever the stakes, there was little indication that Republicans would get their wish for negotiations with the Senate any time soon. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., issued a statement saying he would

be happy to resume talks on a yearlong measure — “but not before” the House ratifies the two-month bill and sends it to Obama for his signature. Given Obama’s remarks and Reid’s refusal to negotiate, it was unclear what leverage Republicans had in the year-end standoff. It appeared likely the partisan disagreement could easily persist past Christmas and into the last week of the year. see next page

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Vermont foundation passes on city’s bid for ‘Heart & Soul’ planning grant By Michael Kitch LACONIA — The Orton Family Foundation this week passed over the city’s application for a “Heart and Soul” grant worth $100,000, which together with $110,000 of matching contributions of cash and in kind, was intended to fund the formulation of land use planning, zoning regulation and economic development initiatives. The city pursued the grant in partnership with New Hampshire Listens, a civic engagement program of the University of New Hampshire, as well as the Lakes Region United Way and New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Among the goals of the “Heart and Soul” project are the development of overlay districts for the three villages — downtown, Lakeport and The Weirs —

where zoning regulations would reflect the identity, priorities and values of residents and businesses. The overlay districts would be complemented by three corresponding “tax increment financing” (TIF) districts, in which a share of property tax revenues would be invested in public infrastructure to encourage and accommodate private investment. In addition, the project aimed to create sustained capacity for civic engagement and public dialogue, drawing on all sectors of the community, to address issues bearing on the common good. Planning Director Shanna Saunders said that the foundation determined that the scale of the Laconia project, as outlined, exceeded the limits of the grant and doubted that its major objectives could be achieved in two years with the budgeted resources. However, the city was awarded $1,500, which she

suggested could be applied to arranging a dialogue within the community to reconsider its scope and refined its goals in anticipation of submitting a revised application for funding next year. Mayor Mike Seymour, in an e-mail, expressed his disappointment with the outcome, but praised the efforts of all who contributed to preparing the application, particularly Saunders for her leadership. He stressed the importance of continuing to pursue the project while seeking other sources of funding. The Orton Family Foundation is an not-for-profit enterprise of the Vermont Country Store company. It focuses on what is called “value-based” decision making and planning. Each year it awards planning grants to communities in Northern New England and the Rocky Mountain West. To date, no New Hampshire community has been awarded a major grant.

from preceding page The standoff was sowing confusion in business, running out of days to adapt to any new payroll tax regimen. Even the Senate’s proposed two-month extension was creating headaches because it contained a two-tiered system geared to ensuring that higher-income earners paid a higher rate on some of their wages, according to a trade group. “There’s not time enough to do that in an orderly fashion,” said Pete A. Isberg, president of the National Payroll Reporting Consortium trade group. “We’re two weeks away from 2012.” He wrote a letter to congressional leaders this week warning that the Senate bill “could create substantial problems, confusion and costs.” Democrats pounced on Republicans for rejecting the Senate bill, emboldened by polls finding Obama’s approval rising and that of the congres-

sional Republicans fading. They noted that several lawmakers whom Boehner appointed to negotiate a compromise had recently criticized an extension of payroll tax cuts. Democrats also introduced legislation in the House to ratify the two-month bill that passed the Senate. Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the second-ranking House Democrat, asked Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., if he was “prepared to bring that bill to the floor” if no compromise was in sight by year’s end. Canter dodged the question, responding that if Democrats wanted to do their part, they could appoint negotiators. They didn’t. For his part, Boehner sent a letter to the president, noting he had requested a yearlong extension of the tax cut and the House had approved one. “There are still 11 days before the end of the year, and with so many Americans struggling, there is no reason they

should be wasted,” he wrote, asking Obama to call the Senate back from its year-end vacation. In his appearance before White House reporters, Obama said Republicans would be to blame for the consequences of a standoff. “Right now, the recovery is fragile, but it is moving in the right direction,” he said. “Our failure to do this could have effects not just on families but on the economy as a whole.” Obama requested the extension of the payroll tax and unemployment benefits in the fall as part of his jobs program. As recently as Friday, it appeared a compromise was in sight on the legislation. After efforts to agree on a yearlong extension sputtered, Senate Republicans and Democrats agreed on the two-month renewal, with the bill’s estimated $35 billion cost to be covered by an increased fee on mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That assured deficits wouldn’t rise, a key Republican objective.


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Gifts for the unemployed To many rational economists, holiday gift-giving is “an orgy of wealth-destruction,” writes Dan Ariely in The Wall Street Journal. A behavioral economist at Duke University, Ariely makes pro-gifting arguments while acknowledging the bah-humbug view, which goes as follows: Givers often spend money on things others don’t necessarily want, and the recipients frequently think the present cost less than the price actually paid for it. ‘Tis more rational to give cash. For our unemployed friends and relatives, the rational case for giving presents, cash or otherwise, seems stronger. Those needing jobs may have cut spending to the bone. We can give them things they really want and need — and that don’t cost us much. Socks are the classic example. I like to offer my jobless friends the little luxuries that they have done without, such as a subscription to a cooking magazine or gift card for Starbucks. A gift card is almost the same as giving cash. Rational economists would applaud. What Ariely calls “paternalistic gifts” might be especially suited for the unemployed. Paternalistic gifts, he explains, are “things you think somebody else should have,” as opposed to what they crave. But I’d be careful with potential “message” gifts, such as books on resume writing or, for men, a tie for job interviews. It may suggest that the recipients are clueless or haven’t been trying hard enough to find work. Recipients might bristle at the presumption if they had, or the implied criticism if they hadn’t. For the jobless who have been paying attention to recent political debates, I can think of a very thoughtful present that costs nothing: A vow to support policies that expand health coverage. Let me explain. One of the groups with the highest unemployment is young soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The unemployment rate among veterans ages 20 to 24 is an astounding 30-percent. This is double the already high jobless rate of their non-veteran contemporaries and well above that of older former

soldiers. Another suffering group is baby boomers ages 55 to 64. Over 17-percent of them are involuntarily unemployed, can only find parttime work or have given up looking, according to the Labor Department. The young soldiers reportedly don’t get hired because skills honed on the battlefield do not translate to what’s needed in the office cubicle — or so some employers believe. The boomers reportedly don’t get chosen because they are deemed too expensive, and one of those expenses might be costlier medical needs. Here’s how expanded health coverage would benefit both groups: Many older workers could afford the daily expenses of retiring but hang in there for fear of losing company health benefits before they reach the Medicare safe harbor of age 65. (True, some older workers are holding onto their jobs with 11 fingers because of poor financial planning and the decline in middle-class compensation.) Lower the Medicare age to 60, and millions would probably dance off into retirement or start their own businesses. That would open or create positions for young workers, including veterans. Guaranteeing health coverage for everyone — let’s see how “Obamacare” progresses — would set off an explosion of entrepreneurial spirit among the entire working population. (Adults who don’t mind risk-taking often draw the line at their children’s health coverage.) But our backward political system isn’t talking about lowering the Medicare age, but raising it to 67. Some rational economists might see tightening eligibility as a way to shrink a government bent on wealth-destruction. I see it as dropping a boulder in the path of private wealth-construction. And since it’s the holiday season, let’s call it something else: “irrational gift-taking-away.” (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)

Order early & let us sing to your valentine on February 14 To the editor, The Lakes Region Chordsmen want to thank the many business people and other supporters of our recent spaghetti dinner/cabaret held December 11 in the Gilford Community Church. It was a success by any method of measure and just may become an annual event. Our next big event will be our Singing Valentine program. Please look for it and give someone you love that little

extra surprise. You’ll enjoy the smiles and tears of joy as much as we do singing to them. If you wish to order early, please talk to any chordsman or call Ed Farmer at 253-8523. If you’re a male singer and would like to sing with us, we meet at the Gilford Community Church on Potter Hill Road on Monday nights, 7:15 to 9:30, in the lower hall. Ed Farmer, Secretary Lakes Region Chordsmen

LETTERS I’ll bet the 2 of you $500 that Obama will approve pipeline, later To the editor, Obama could be seen robbing three banks and shooting six people and James Veverka would be in The Sun next day saying Barack was just testing bank security systems and the six people he shot were tea party folks so good riddance to them. One can not reason or rationalize with people devoid of reasoning ability and lacking an ounce of common sense — most assuredly someone whose ideas emanate from the stone age. Rip Van Winkle Veverka is is still yapping about the WPA and PWA and spending ones self into prosperity with our $15-trillion deficit going to $20-million. Watching socialist, Veverka-style Europe crumble to financial dust under it’s debt load has no impact on him. James Veverka wants to get his hands in YOUR pocket, as do all Democrats. That is what Democrats “ get off “ on. They cannot make it on their own so they want to take from others and call it “ fairness”. Democrat’s embrace and subsidize failure and demonize success and the financial independence that accompanies success. James was in The Sun defending Obama’s Keystone XL pipeline STONEWALL and the loss of tens of thousands of shovel-ready, bulldozer ready, pipe fitter-ready jobs that come with it. Even unions are after Obama’s jugular. He has for certain thrown UNIONS and blue collars workers under the bus for green votes and they KNOW IT. He likely cannot get elected without a big green get out the vote ground game in three states because the failed, highly unionized rust belt is going Republican in 2012 The electoral vote of 270 is TRICKY to get with approval ratings in the 40s. A long drop from the 70s three years ago — Obama is vulnerable and he knows it. We all know it. . .

The pipeline obstruction is just preelection chess. James forgot to mention the alternative to the pipeline is we continue risking the lives of our sons and daughters into eternity having to defend our oil supply in the worlds most dangerous locales. The pipeline line offers dependable access to 5-million barrels of safe oil every week, just feet over our border. How about comparing the risks of deep water drilling or leaking ship transport. A pipeline from Canada is 1000-percent safer than all the alternatives. The Obama “stonewall” illustrates the shallowness and lack of ethics of this man as well as his arrogance. If jobs and the lives of our children are job one he just lied through all his teeth. I tell you what ! I call Veverka’s BLUFF and Charlie St Claire’s as well. I bet both of these men $500 bucks each that the pipeline will be approved by Obama during his term in office whether it be this one or the next if he is lucky enough to be re-elected. We will have an attorney hold the wager. The route complaint BS both men put up is pure 100-percent political smoke. Obama is the REAL roadblock. The EPA already gave the green light on the pipeline, so how bad can it be? And every agency has studied the impact for THREE years without any serious concerns put forth. I would have made it a $10,000 but I would have had to borrow $9,500 from Mitt. If you two socialists really believe the pipeline clap trap defense you write about with SUCH CERTAINTY then put your money where your mouths are because the XL pipe line is going in. The route will be changed if needed. That simple, but Obama does not want it that simple. He wants to approve it AFTER THE ELECTION. The pipeline STALL is an ELECTION decision not an environmental one. Tony Boutin Gilford

What is Gilmanton School Board trying to hide? Why so secretive? To the editor, Once again the Gilmanton School Board reinforces its reputation as a group whose work is done in secret when transparency is required by the community. The minutes of the Nov. 16, 2011 workshop/meeting have no detail of their budget discussions. These meeting minutes are therefore

incomplete and do not meet the guidelines suggested by the Local Government Center. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the budget for the coming year, which is certainly a topic of importance to all taxpayers. When I contacted the board by e-mail to ask for see next page

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To the editor, To the wonderful people of the Lakes Region: 2011 marks St. Vincent de Paul’s twenty-first year of service to those in need in the Lakes Region. With the poor economy and major cuts in federal and state programs, the need continues to grow. Our Food Pantry served over 3,500 Lakes Region households with food valued at approximately $450,000 in 2011. The Food Pantry also provided more than 750 turkey baskets for this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. Food donations include meat, vegetables, fruit, bread, cereal, paper products, diapers, soap, detergents, and toothpaste. Most of the food is donated during the holidays. During the rest of the year, we need to purchase additional supplies to meet the need. The Thrift Store is our largest in terms of volunteer help. The store is open five days a week, six hours a day. All items from the store are donated by people who live or visit the Lakes Region. While we sell most of these items, we do give away approximately $20,000 in furniture and clothes each year. The proceeds from the store sales go to support our other programs. Teams of SVdP volunteers in our Financial Assistance program reach out to help families in Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Gilmanton, Alton, and Meredith with over $130,000 in dental, medical, daycare, rent, utilities, auto repairs, gas vouchers and heating fuel assistance. They meet personally with applicants to help with budgeting and offering emotional support, encouragement, and guidance with financial decision choices. The Society’s Children Foundation

To the editor, The just passed and waiting to be signed defense bill should scare us all. One minor add-on called the antiterrorism provision enables the government to detain indefinitely and without rights ANYONE suspected of terror activities. This reeks of the Joseph McCarthy activities and the finger pointing of the 1950s and the Nicaragua Contra activities under the foreign policy of Ronald Reagan during the 80s. We were found in violation of many human rights issues during this period. The bottom line, under this new provision, is if you anger your neighbor you may disappear. Does not sound like a democracy to me. That is not what the Constitution reads or implies. We have the rights to FREE speech, assembly, religion, bear arms, fair trial by jury among others. This new law is in violation of our own Constitution. Second, the outsourcing of jobs to China was started by Reagan, and continued by Bush, the father and Clinton. Bush, the child, helped the cause by his tax cuts that continue to this day. By finding companies could make sneakers for $0.80 in Indonesia instead of $12 in the USA, profits could sour. No health care costs either — just throw away help. So, the Reagan idea of trickle down economics worked for China but not here. Bush continued with his voodoo economics with the same results. By the time Clinton arrived profits were great and the stock market soared. The market bubble burst under “W” but the tax

works with school nurses, guidance counselors and daycare centers to provide education-related assistance to children on the school’s free and reduced lunch program. This includes “Project Pencil” school supplies in September, , camperships in the summer, as well as sneakers, diapers, daycare, book scholarships, field trips and head lice shampoo during the school year. Their Christmas Angle program will provide children’s underwear and outerwear to approximately 1,000 children this holiday season. The Children’s Foundation is a benefactor of the WLNH’s Children Auction in December. Of course, none of this would be possible without the time and effort by our volunteers and the financial support you, our contributors, provide all through the year. As you know, St. Vincent de Paul in Laconia, has never paid any wages or salaries, relying on our all-volunteer staff and management that now totals over 120 men and women. If you’d like to join this outstanding team, please give me a call (524-5470). If you don’t have the time to volunteer, we’d appreciate a financial donation of any size. At this wonderful time of year, it is very appropriate that we extend our heartfelt appreciation for the support you render by donating food, items for the Thrift Store, and your cash donations. I sincerely hope you’ll continue that support again next year. On behalf of all the people at St. Vincent de Paul, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Erika Johnson, President St. Vincent de Paul Society Laconia

Get on computer & type in ‘Act for America’ & learn the truth their objective — to subjugate humanity to Islam and Sharia law. Mr. Thompson gives the readers many references to check these facts on. I will give one additional, one simple source for you. Go on your computer and type in “Act for America”. You can learn the truth here, everything you need to know on the subject. Remember if “they” tell you it’s a phobia it’s only a phobia if it’s UNREASONABLE. Steve Earle Hill

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from preceding page information, I did receive a response from one board member and no reply from the board chair. No information was ever added to those minutes, as I requested. The meeting minutes for the Dec 8, 2011 work session were

slightly more detailed. What are they hiding? Or maybe they just don’t want to be challenged. In either case their response is unacceptable. Joanne Giani Gilmanton Iron Works


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To the editor, Saturday’s Sun (Dec. 17) contains a letter of great importance and wisdom. James Thompson of Laconia has taken on the left and their politically correct approach to Muslims in America. If we follow the left’s lead it will allow the Muslim Brotherhood’s master plan (written and spelled out for anyone who cares to read it) for world conquest to be advanced here as it is being advanced in the Middle East and Europe. The end of democracies, nations, and human rights is

cuts took care of the wealthy few. Good for them but bad for us. So, all of you who like to protect the 1-percent, keep on donating them money but who’s gonna show up when YOU need help? They will be to busy counting their money to answer the phone. Lastly, to those of you that are so concerned about the Keystone project. Remember there is a little thing called states rights. Also, the governor of Nebraska is a Republican, the Senate has one of each and in the House all three are Republicans. So this is NOT a liberal environmental thing but a Republican environmental thing. Why aren’t you screaming about the Northern Pass project and all the jobs that will be lost if it is not completed? Now, jobs are jobs and Northern Pass will bring jobs to New Hampshire so where do you stand? Personally, I’m divided on that project because of the eminent domain issue. I do wonder how they got the right to put the pipeline through all those states — was that by eminent domain too? I guess it’s okay out west. I like Hydro Quebec for many other reasons — one of which is that they come to help us when we need electric help -— EVERY TIME we ask. Projected jobs would be from 200 next year to about 1,500 in 2013 and 2014. You talk about dependency on foreign oil, hows about foreign electricity? Also, don’t forget about local wind power but then again there are those big towers that obstruct the views. Jon Hoyt Bridgewater

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FIRE from page one wraps around the large house. The exterior of the house underneath the porch was burning. After calling 9-1-1, Swain attempted to dowse the fire with buckets of water while Cardona began shuttling the couple’s pets – two dogs and a bird – to a neighbor’s home. “I got most of the fire out,” said Swain, by the time the firefighters arrived. He added, “they did a great job getting the fire out.” Deputy Chief Deb Pendergast said responding firefighters found fire on an exterior porch with extension into the home. To their surprise, firefighters tried to cut through the exterior wall, only to learn that the walls held a layer of brick underneath wooden clapboards. She said the brick slowed the spread of the fire enough so that firefighters could arrive with enough time to save the structure. The fire had begun to fill one room up with smoke, Pendergast said. In that room was one of the dogs, hiding underneath a bed. Pendergast said a fire-

fighter was able to rescue the dog, and all creatures escaped without harm. The house, built in 1872, was once the home of the Laconia State School superintendent, Swain said, and at the time of its construction was the only home on the road. Swain and Cardona moved in only a few months ago and have undertaken extensive renovations, especially to the exterior porches. The couple has also made an impression upon the neighborhood with their Christmas decorations, which one neighbor said “lit up like Times Square.” Swain said they had spent $27,000 decorating their house for the season. Pendergast said that although there were many decorations, including some on the porch where the fire broke out, a preliminary investigation found no indications that they were to blame for the fire. “There is nothing pointing to that right now,” she said. Instead, fire investigators were eying a heater that vented onto the porch. A chair on the porch was positioned in front of the vent and could have caused

the fire to ignite. Cardona and Swain said the chair had been in the same position since they moved in. “We never knew it was a vent,” Swain said. Because damage was limited to the porch and exterior wall and a pair of interior rooms, Pendergast said the home remains habitable, a fact she credited to a healthy response from neighboring communities to the call for assistance. Departments from nearby as well as far away as Franklin and Tilton-Northfield responded to the second alarm. “Manpower was awesome, we had a lot of people on scene,” said Pendergast. “The guys really did a good stop.” Asked what it was like for them to experience the house fire, Swain simply said, “(stuff) happens.” He added, “The fire department did a really good job.” .357 from page one pending his arraignment in 4th Circuit Court Laconia this morning. His alleged accomplice, a juvenile, was released to the custody of his parents. According to police, officers investigating a burglary of a residence on Chapin Terrace learned that two other nearby homes had also been broken into and a silver Buick Lucerne four-door sedan stolen from one of them. While detectives processed the scenes of the burglaries a patrol officer spotted the stolen Buick parked behind a Court Street gas station, along with the two young men who were detained and subsequently arrested. Upon further investigation, the pair was also linked to the three burglaries on Chapin Terrace. When Corneau was arrested he was found in possession of a loaded .357 magnum revolver, which was reported stolen. A stolen .38 caliber revolver was discovered in the course of searching the Buick. Police executed search warrants at several locations, including the homes of the two teenagers., where they found a .22 caliber pistol together with numerous other items, all believed to have been taken in recent burglaries. In addition to the three homes on Chapin Terrace, which were burglarized yesterday, two other burglaries on Washington Street were reported over the weekend. The homes on Chapin Terrace are seasonal properties and were not occupied when the break-ins occurred. SEARCH from page 3 her daughter Ayla. “She’s my little girl.” Police said both of Ayla’s parents, who live separately, continued to cooperate with police as the search was in its fourth day. “Ayla Reynolds is etched in all our minds and reminds every investigator why it’s important to stay focused and committed to the task at hand: to bring Ayla back home,” Massey said. Asked if other children in the area were at risk, he said, “No,” and did not elaborate. The Reynolds family was advised after meeting with Waterville police to return to their homes 75 miles to the south in Portland to let police conduct their investigation. Reynolds and her older sister, Jessica, were holed up in a hotel Tuesday to stay away from the media frenzy. “I’m watching my sister fall to pieces,” Jessica Reynolds said. “I don’t think she has any tears left to cry.” Trista Reynolds told The Associated Press that she and DiPietro never lived together as a couple and that he showed little interest in his daughter in the 18 months Ayla spent with her mother. But Reynolds said a drinking problem prompted her to enter rehabilitation in Lewiston for 10 days in October; she said that although her mother and older sister cared for Ayla during that time, child welfare agents intervened to place the girl with DiPietro. Last week, Reynolds filed court papers that she hoped would lead to the return of her daughter. The filing occurred the day before Ayla was last seen in Waterville.

Rise in home building suggests turnaround WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge in apartment construction gave home builders more work in November. And permits, a gauge of future construction, rose largely because of a jump in apartment permits. Some analysts say the gains, though coming off extremely low levels, suggest the depressed housing industry may have reached a turning point. Economists now say 2011 will be the first year since the Great Recession began in 2007 that home construction will have helped the economy grow. Before this year, the industry endured two of the worst years ever. “Homebuilding is through the worst and is now steadily improving,” said Paul Diggle, a property economist at Capital Economics. Builders broke ground on a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000 homes in November, a 9.3 percent jump from October, the government said Tuesday. It’s the highest level since April 2010. Still, the rate is far below the 1.2 million homes that economists say would be built each year in a healthy housing market.Construction of single-family homes rose 2.3 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 447,000. Apartment construction jumped 32 percent to a rate of 238,000 units. Single-family homes account for about 70 percent of home building. For the year, work is expected to have begun on 430,000 single-family homes and 185,000 apartments.

Those figures remain far below the roughly 840,000 single-family homes and 360,000 apartments that would be started in a healthy economy. Tuesday’s home construction data, along with encouraging economic news out of Germany and Spain, helped fuel a huge rally on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped more than 300 points, or 2.7 percent, by mid-afternoon. Patrick Newport and Michelle Valverde, U.S. economists at IHS Global Insight, said the better-than-expected figures show that the housing industry is “finally getting off the mat.” “It’ll keep getting better through next year,” said Jared Franz, an associate economist at T. Rowe Price. Last year, builders began work on roughly 587,000 homes. That barely surpassed the 554,000 homes started in 2009, the worst year ever. Though new homes represent just 20 percent of the overall home market, they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in taxes, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Renting has become a preferred option for many Americans who lost their jobs during the recession and were forced to leave their houses. The surge in apartments has provided a lift to the beleaguered housing market but has not been enough to completely offset the loss of single-family homes.

Houston man pays parking ticket, 58 years late

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man says he wants to clear his own conscience and pay a $1 parking ticket he got 58 years ago, even though the city’s traffic violation records have been purged. Dale Crawford sent a letter to city officials after finding the ticket among some keepsakes. He says it’s a debt that he wants to pay, though it’s a “small, almost unnoticeable amount.”

Crawford received the ticket Feb. 3, 1953, the day he was inducted into the Army. He left his 1946 Nash at a parking meter at the induction station. When his dad was late retrieving the car, it had been ticketed. Houston Mayor Annise Parker says she’ll personally accept Crawford’s payment Wednesday and thank him for setting an example for others who owe debts to the city.


ounding out the year at New Hampshire Humane Society, our last creature to showcase is ROCKY. He’s a strikingly handsome beast, taylor-made for photography with his muscular body, charm and charisma and big dog smile. All this personality should carry him far in life. Owned by people who found moving to a new place did not allow for Rocky, he ended up at our shelter for his second chance back in September. Don’t judge the book by the cover – yes our Rocky is a Pit Bull Terrier but he is a):handsome b):eager to please c):smart and energetic. Think of him as the Ferrari you always wanted to own, sleek, fast, handles well - but you need superior driving skills Just one year old, Rocky is outgoing, friendly, always a good boy, apparently he

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Downtown, Saturday morning peace vigils mark 10th anniversary, will continue until troops are home By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

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SNOW from page 2 as 15 inches of snow as it hit parts of five states. At least 40 people were stranded at the Longhorn Motel on Main Street in Boise City, Okla., where manager Pedro Segovia said blowing snow had created drifts 2- and 3-feet high and closed the main road. “Some people cannot even get out of their houses. There is too much snow,” Segovia said. “It’s was blowing. We’ve got big piles. It’s real bad.” Receptionist MaKenzee Grove sympathized with the 50 or so people stranded at the hotel where she works in Guymon, about 60 miles east of Boise City. She too spent Monday night there. “I have this rinky-dink car that does not do well in this,” Grove said. “If we wouldn’t have had the wind, it wouldn’t have been as bad. The winds ... made the drifts really bad.” A few guests traveling to Oklahoma City managed to leave Tuesday, but others would likely have to wait another night before all roads were clear, she said. In Kansas, schools in Manhattan canceled classes Tuesday, anticipating several inches of snow. The National Weather Service reported later that 3 inches or less fell. To the east, a cold rain pelted the Topeka area,

turned into a mix of light sleet and snow without much accumulation and tapered off. Forecasters said the storm became less potent as it moved northeast toward the Great Lakes. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner said the patrol dealt with dozens of accidents in which motorists slid off highways Tuesday morning. “We had ice-covered roads, covered by snow packed on top,” he said. The late-autumn snowstorm lumbered into the region Monday, turning roads to ice and reducing visibility to zero. Many of the areas hit Monday had enjoyed relatively balmy 60-degree temperatures just 24 hours earlier. The storm was blamed for at least six deaths Monday, authorities said. Four people were killed when their vehicle collided with a pickup truck in part of eastern New Mexico where blizzard-like conditions are rare, and a prison guard and inmate died when a prison van crashed on an icy road in eastern Colorado. The Colorado Army National Guard said it rescued two stranded motorists early Tuesday in eastern Las Animas County, in the state’s southeast corner, using a special vehicle designed to move on snow. Smaller highways in that area remained closed.

from preceding page as if expressing reservations about our policy was somehow un-American,’’ she recalls. Barker said that the months following the Iraq invasion in 2003 marked a low point for participation in the vigils. “There was a dynamic of people rallying behind the troops and a lot of people who had been at the vigils began to feel that it was useless, that we were wasting our time,’’ she recalls. And it was very difficult But the group persevered and she recalls one person driving by and asking how long the group intended to maintain the vigil. “Probably the rest of our lives,’’ she replied, later realizing that the person had only been asking about that day’s vigil. She says that it was particularly difficult when people who had family members in the military serving overseas came by and questioned the patriotism of those taking part in the vigils. “We supported the troops, but were trying to change the collective mind of people about the war and the terrible losses. It was bleeding our country dry and the staggering weight of the military expenditures was not sustainable. That’s why we kept standing there.’’ Barker says she noticed a change in the attitude of people toward the vigil around 2006. “Since then the response to our presence has changed dramati-


cally. There’s a lot more positive reaction to what we’ve been doing and that makes us feel that we are making a difference,’’ she says. But she cautions that even though all combat troops have left Iraq there’s still a large American presence there. “The government troops are out but the private troops, who I’d call mercenaries, are still there. And we have the largest embassy in the world there and still have a tremendous influence in that country.” And she says that Afghanistan, despite the presence of American and NATO troops there for 10 years, still hasn’t changed much, if at all. “It hasn’t improved as far as its citizens are concerned, the opium trade is still rampant and it’s still an awful place for women,’’ says Barker, who says that the war has also resulted in changes in American laws, such as those in the Patriot Act, which threaten the rights of American citizens by permitting indefinite military detention. Barker said that she thinks that the much larger Occupy Wall Street protests have had a very positive impact on America ‘’by stimulating people to look a lot more closely at what’s going on”” and sees a resurgence of populism taking place across the country which is bringing the nation back to it’s democratic roots.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL from page one there are only two students a day serving them in a closely supervised setting. McCollum said that academic performance of students across the board has improved, with 114 out of 159 sixth graders, 93 out of 162 seventh graders and 88 out of 160 eighth graders earning academic recognition during that same time period. He said that the entire staff at the school is committed to specific practices including hallway supervision between classes and lunches, after school programming and a classroom structure which provides order and predictability for the students. “We walk the kids to the lunchroom. Kids can’t go the lockers whenever they want. We’ve taken away the opportunities for bullying by having supervision with interaction,’’ said McCollum. He said that classroom procedures designed to force engagement, encourage reading and having teachers circulate throughout the classroom while instructing have helped increase participation by all students. “The teachers are very excited about this. I’ve had a 20-year veteran teachers tell me that she went to teachers’ college but they never taught me this,’’ said McCollum. School board member Scott Vachon said they he had watched how the

program is being implemented in the classroom and was impressed with how it ensures that every student is engaged. He said that he would like to see parts of it implemented at the high school level. McCollum said that the program will be implemented “non-stop for the next three years because it works.” The board also heard from Sandy McLaughlin, a former middle school principal, who is working to establish a mentoring program at the Middle School which will start in January and will see as many as a dozen mentors working with students at the school this coming year. She said that mentoring makes a world of difference to students who are at risk and the number one factor in their success was that one adult outside of their family cared about them. ‘’Kids who have no dream, who see no future for themselves, can be changed,’’ she said, citing the example of a student who is now on the honor roll in his second year at UNH’s Whittemore Business School who came from a broken home and was seen as academic and social failure from the fourth through the eighth grades but blossomed in high school through his involvement with football. McLaughlin said that she hopes at some point that there will be as many as 50 mentors at the school, helping to change the lives ‘’one student at a time.’’

HUNTING from page 3 New Hampshire has an estimated 85,000 deer, and this year’s hunting season reduced the population by about 13 percent, officials said. Preliminary figures show a total of 11,167 deer were harvested this year. Hunters in Hillsborough County bagged the most deer — 2,071, followed by hunters in Rockingham

County who bagged 1,867 deer. State wildlife biologists said the higher deer harvest this year indicates the deer population is recovering from a series of bad winters that thinned the deer population. Officials estimate that 60,000 people hunt in New Hampshire — boosting the state’s economy by $75 million in hunting-related expenses.

PLANE CRASH from page 2 the car dealership where he works in Morristown, near the site of the crash. “It was like the plane was doing tricks or something, twirling and flipping. It started going straight down. I thought any second they were going to pull up. But then the wing came off and they went straight down,” he said. The high-performance Socata TBM700 turboprop had departed from nearby Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and crashed about 14 minutes into its flight. It was headed for DeKalb Peachtree Airport near Atlanta. The pilot had a seven-second call with a controller about icing shortly before the crash, said Robert Gretz, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, told a late-day news conference. Gretz said he did not know whether the pilot was reporting icing had occurred or was questioning the location of possible icing conditions. He said he was unaware of any icing on the ground that would have required deicing. The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot had requested clearance to a higher altitude shortly before the plane dropped off radar. The NTSB said the plane had climbed to 17,500 feet. Ice can form on airplanes when temperatures are near freezing and

clouds or rain. The ice adds weight to an aircraft, and rough accumulations known as rime interrupt the flow of air over wings. In extreme cases, a plane can lose so much lift that it falls out of the sky. Icing played a role in crashes in 2009 involving a Colgan Air flight outside Buffalo and an Air France flight off the coast of Brazil. In both cases the pilots sent their airplanes into uncontrolled spins while trying to deal with accumulations of ice. Most versions of the TBM-700 have deicing systems. But recordings available online show that even airliners with powerful deicing equipment were having trouble clearing the ice Tuesday. The pilot of a commuter jetliner headed to nearby LaGuardia Airport asked a controller for an immediate climb into drier conditions. The pilot of the TBM-700 was told to maintain an altitude of 10,000 feet as he headed southwest over northern New Jersey. A controller warned him about the conditions in the clouds above. “There are reports of moderate rime. ... If it gets worse let me know and when center takes your handoff I’ll climb you and maybe get you higher,” the controller said. The pilot responds: “We’ll let you know what happens when we get in there. And yeah, if we could go straight through it, that’s no problem for us.”

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Holiday Guide The Lakes Region

Center for Therapeutic Massage

Great Stocking Stuffers Custom Holiday Trays Gift Baskets 10% OFF Bagged Coffee & Teas Now Through December 24th

Organic Coffees & Teas 62 Canal Street, Laconia 524-1201

“Off the Beaten Path, But Worth Finding!” Open: Mon-Thur & Sat, 6am-2pm Fri, 6am-8pm & Sun, 7am-1pm

Specials Vary Daily • Children’s Menu Full Liquor License

Order Your Holiday P ies 524-4144

Taste the Difference

141 Water Street, Downtown Laconia • 603-524-4144

Center for Therapeutic Massage & CR500 Diet Consultants for 20 years, LeeAnn FayEllis has been caring for the Lakes Region with therapeutic massage and now weight loss coaching for CR500. Specializing in treating tired sore muscles, injuries, headaches or stress reduction. A MASSAGE GIFT CERTIFICATE is the perfect gift of health! 2012 is fast approaching and many have set goals to shed the pounds in 2011. There is still time with CR500 to drop up to 30 pounds in 30 days! The CR500 program can be the simplest, fastest way to lose weight EVER! Call 603-393-9120.

Paying to much for a car wash? $6 $8 $10

Mardi Gras North Mardi Gras North is open!!! Check out our nightly homemade dinner specials for $5 OR LESS! During football season, we also offer 1/2 price apps and chowda/soup specials during the games. When the Bruins win this hockey season, join us for FREE PIZZA SLICES immediately following game! Sunday nights we also offer BOGO pizza for our dine-in customers and BOGO $5 for carry-out. We have a lot of great giveaways this holiday season and also have great bands lined up! Our new menu is available for take-out any night we are open, 293-0577. Our gift certificates make great stocking stuffers and every Saturday nite, bring a non-perishable food or pet item for 1/2 our cover ... New this year, receive VIP band w/donation also!

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Rte. 11 Gilford, NH • 524-8014 (across from Lowe’s)

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Holiday Guitar Packages Starting at $99 • Amps • Accessories • Service Custom & Pre-Set Jewelry at Holiday Prices

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Call 528-7651 • For the “Fine Art of Giving” • Art & Dance Classes • Caricatures • Gift Certificates Available

Art Supply Shop Open to Serve You

GEORGE’S DINER Plymouth Street, Meredith • 279-8723



All U Can Eat Fried Chicken Chef Special


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Chicken Pot Pie Country Fried Steak & Pork Baked Ham & Beans All U Can Eat Fish Fry


Roast Turkey Dinner Roast Beef Dinner Meatloaf


All U Can Eat Fish Fry Fresh Seafood Fried or Broiled


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MERRY CHRISTMAS from TLC J ewelry Top Dollar Guaranteed! for your Unwanted Jewelry

TLC Jewelry • 279 Main St Tilton • 286-7000 • • EXPERT REPAIRS & Watch Battery

George’s Diner

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George’s Diner was purchased in 1991 from “George.” We expanded the menu from Breakfast and Lunch to include Dinner, operating with the purpose of serving “Just Good Food.” The recipes for our home-made food come from family and friends. Our customers come from near and far. Please join us for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while out for your Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holiday activities. Gift certificates available, along with hats, tshirts and mugs. For every $25 gift certificate purchased, you get a free mug!

At TLC Jewelry we can help you choose the perfect jewelry gift, create a personalized picture pendant or design a custom jewelry piece. You can even trade your old, unwanted jewelry, broken or not for something new because we buy, sell and trade jewelry and pay top dollar on the spot. We have no minimum down on layaways for Christmas. We do expert jewelry repairs and replace watch batteries for just $4.99. 279 Main St., Tilton, NH, 603-286-7000 or tlcjewels. net.

League of NH Craftsmen For a unique shopping experience, visit the League of NH Craftsmen Gallery. Featuring hand crafted home decor, jewelry, pottery, prints, glass and more. Don’t miss our 2011 ltd. edition ornament Natures Adornment, a truly beautiful pewter pinecone made by Walker Boyle. Walker will demonstrate how he creates these stunning ornaments on Dec. 3 from 11 to 1:00. Also featured throughout the month of Dec. the fabulous paper mache work of Kathy Marx. Kathy will demonstrate on Sat. Dec. 10, 11am-1pm.

$10 OFF* Brunch for Two

Closed Christmas

All You Can Eat Gourmet Brunch with Over 50 Items! Adults ~ $15 • Children ~ $8 The Best Sunday Brunch The Lakes Region Has Ever Seen!

* With this ad. Must be two guests per coupon. Not to be combined with any other offers. Limit 2 coupons per table. Expires 12/31/11. LDS

Buy One, Get One Free

Wednesdays 5-8pm ~ All You Can Eat Fresh Tossed Pasta Buffet

Featuring Chef Tossed Pasta, Homemade Sauces, Soups, Salads & More!

$12 pp or $6 pp wi th Coupon!

* $12 value. Expires 12/31/11. Limit 2 coupons per table. With coupon. Does not include tax and gratuity. LDS

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Thursdays ~ Buy any entreé on the regular menu & receive one entreé of equal or lesser value FREE! Includes Lobster! * Expires 12/31/11. With coupon. Not to be combined with other offers. Does not include tax and gratuity. LDS

Route 3, Winnisquam • • 524-1984


For the person on your list who has everything …

“Remote Start” Great for all kinds of vehicles!

Give the gift of warmth this Christmas!

Miami Hair Salon Make MIAMI HAIR SALON your health and beauty consultants. We are the only board certified hair colorists in the Lakes Region. We know how to make you look your best-with a natural looking hair color, the latest hair styles, tanning and waxing. We also offer the best weight loss program in America-Take Shape For Life. Visit us for a FREE consultation. Start planning now to make your New Year’s resolution to look and feel your best. 78 Whittier Highway, Moultonboro, N.H., 03254, 603-253-6550.

Tilton Inn and Onions Pub & Restaurant

Tilton Inn and Onions Pub and Restaurant under new ownership for the past year and a half is a full service restaurant serving lunch and dinner daily from 12 noon till 9pm. All meals are made fresh and to order with the best ingredients available. We pride ourselves in our quality and versatility. Come and enjoy a family gathering in the pub by the fire or in the dining room where you will not be rushed and you can relax while enjoying a glass of wine or cold beer from our selection of drafts. Open throughout the holidays except Christmas day and now taking reservations for New Year’s Eve where we have stay and dine packages, so you do not have to drive. Give us a call at 603-286-7774 and like us on Facebook, to be up with all the latest happenings “Tilton Inn and Onions Pub and Restaurant” Kelsey’s at the Grant presents . . . . . . . . .

Kitchen Open All Night!!

15 Kimball Rd. Gilford, NH (Intersection of 11B & 11C)

~ Always Auditioning New Entertainers ~

WE A R E O PEN !! Sundays This Week’s Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 4pm til .... Saturday, Noon-1am Closed

18+ NH’s Premier Adult Entertainment Juice & Soda Bar

and 670 Union Avenue, Laconia (Next to Belknap Tire)


Check Out Our Upcoming Bourbon Street Non-Alcoholic Lounge!! Events! NH’s Newest 18+ Dance Club Thursday-Saturday 10pm ‘Til the Party Stops!!

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Frates Creative Arts Center The Frates Creative Arts Center is the Lakes Region’s only Arts Center dedicated to providing you with the most comprehensive classes in Art, Dance, and Theater Education. In addition, our Art Supply Shop stocks a wide range of quality materials and tools at reasonable prices. Master Classes, Demonstrations, and Lectures can be presented on site or at your location. Theme Birthday Parties and Entertainment for your next family or corporate event are individually planned and can include Magic Shows, Illustrated Storytelling, Puppet Shows, and Caricatures. Our instructors hold degrees, certificates, and licenses in their respective professional disciplines to insure that you receive the highest quality of services.

Take the stress out of your holiday shopping & follow the Weirs Beach sign right to the Crazy Gringo! Easy to find and plenty of parking. After fighting the holiday shopping crowds, stop in for a tasty Mexican dish or one of our non-Mexican daily specials ... along with a relaxing beverage of your choice. Mingle with your friends, old and new, at the Best Adult Day Care in the Lakes Region! Crazy Gringo Gift Certificates available.

The Thrifty Yankee New and Used Goods

Do you Need Cash for Christmas? Clean out your jewelry box and bring us your old gold, silver and coins to trade in for CASH. Offering Highest Prices Paid in the Lakes Region. a FREE necklace Across from Interlakes High School, with every on Rte. 25 just 1/2 mile east of the lights purchase in beautiful downtown Meredith over $25 121 Rte. 25 #4, Meredith • 279-0607

Closed Mondays


Open Daily from 12 Noon till 9pm Serving Lunch & Dinner


* Not valid with other promotions, $11 entree specials, or on holidays. Expires 12/30/11. Maximum party of six. One coupon or piece of wood per 2 guests. LDS

Easy Listening…Live Music, Every Friday & Saturday.


Prime Rib Baked Stuffed Shrimp or Choose From Our

Limited Mexican Menu PARTY FAVORS CHAMPAGNE TOAST 2 CELEBRATION COUNTDOWNS Early Bird countdown at 10 and again for the night owls at 12!

DESIGNATED DRIVER PROVIDED Music from 8 til 1 — DJ Sarah

$45 person

Includes all of the above plus Tax & Tip on Meal

Purchase your tickets now! Gift Certificates Available

306 Lakeside Ave, Weirs Beach • 366-4411

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Bottomless Cup of Soup with Lunch! Bring in a piece of fire wood, or this coupon and get the second dinner entrée 1/2 Price!* 8 Plymouth Street, Meredith, NH 279-4631 •

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Working Class Music & Minerasl is a very interesting place! Store owner, Greg Walsh, has taken both his passions of music and lapidary artistry, put them together, and created a wondrous store. The jewelry side is aglow with handcrafted custom-made and many preset jewelry pieces, specializing in Australian Opals and local seaglass. Also, on display, are crystals, minerals, gemstones and many unique gift ideas . The music side is stocked with electric and acoustic guitars, amps, accessories, PA gear and everything you need to start rocking’!!! From the beginner to the pro .... Working Class is where to go and we service what we sell! 73 Main Street (across from the Post Office), Meredith, NH. 603-677-7083.

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NAPA NAPA AUTO PARTS in Laconia, N.H. was established in 1989. In 1995 a second store in Meredith was opened. NAPA is your one stop for all your automotive needs. It doesn’t stop at cars and light trucks. NAPA carries a full line of heavy duty truck parts and accessories. NAPA also offers towing accessories. We also carry RV parts and accessories, ATV parts and accessories, antique auto parts small engine parts and a complete line of marine parts. We also carry many household paper products and cleaners. Stop by and take a look. 580 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H. 528-6500 331 D W Highway, Meredith, N.H. 279-4824.

Working Class Music & Minerals


Shalimar Resort The Lobster House Restaurant at Shalimar Resort features the freshest seafood in town, live lobsters, and $10.00 dinner specials. Join us for AYCE Sunday Brunch 9-1 with homemade desserts, donuts, chef carved roast beef, jumbo shrimp, eggs benedict, omelet station and much more! Wednesdays 5-8pm we have our AYCE Fresh Tossed Pasta Buffet. Your choice of pasta, toppings and sauces, homemade soup, salad, bread dipping station , 2 hot entrees! $12.00 pp (check out our buy one get one free coupon in today’s paper makes it $6pp). Live entertainment every weekend! Book your holiday party with us, no room charge, $10.00 menu available. 524-1984 www. for coupons!

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The Thrifty Yankee

Take advantage of Mame’s Gift Cards Bonus ... Pay for four and get five $25.00 Gift Cards. $125.00 worth of gifts for $100.00! Mame’s Dinner Gift Cards make a great gift for friends, family, employees and a special thank you for those you want to remember. There are still a few dates available for private holiday Christmas parties. Call to reserve your room, 279-4631. Looking to get away from the Holiday stress, join us for some easy listening music and a bite to eat every Friday and Saturday evening from 7 – 9:30. Dr. Phil and Jan, Julia Vellie, Lil Penny, and Kyle Nickerson all bring a great variety of talent for your enjoyment. Located on Plymouth Street in Meredith, behind Bootlegger’s, at the light.

The Thrifty Yankee is a small, eclectic store in Meredith with a huge selection of collectibles, antiques, jewelry, small furniture and over 200 handbags to choose from. New items are arriving everyday so whenever you come into the store it is always a different experience. They feature new and used fishing, camping and hunting gear for your favorite outdoor enthusiast. The owner’s motto is “No reasonable offer will be refused” and they will also buy your gold, silver and coins to help you finance the rest of your holiday shopping! Open until 6:00 pm Fridays through Christmas and Wednesday through Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Located on Rte. 25, 1/2 mile east of the lights in Meredith across from Interlakes HS.

CJ Avery’s C.J. Avery’s has proudly been serving dinner in the Lakes Region for 28 years. We specialize in serving the freshest quality foods including slowly Roasted Prime Rib, Steaks, fresh Swordfish, Haddock, Scallops and a variety of Pasta and Chicken dishes. Nightly specials are created by Chef Brendan Connelly and his staff. We offer a large selection of Appetizers, Sandwiches and Lighter Fare Selections. Catch your favorite Team in our lounge with six Big Screen TVs and the Soundog individual sound system. Dinner is served Tuesday through Thursday at 5:00, Friday & Saturday at 4:30 and Sunday at 4:00. We are booking Christmas Parties and accepting reservations for New Year’s Eve. Call 524-0823 for more details.

Awakenings Espresso Cafe Awakenings Espresso Cafe in Downtown Laconia has been happily serving people for eight years. We have all your holiday needs! Treat yourself to one of your favorite seasonal flavored beverages, meet friends for lunch, or even get some of your holiday shopping done! We carry gift cards, a variety of gift items including Fair Trade and Organic coffee and tea. We are happy to provide you with pre-made or custom gift baskets made to order. Order your pies, cakes, cookies, or other baked goods for your celebration, with plenty of sugar-free and gluten-free options! And, just in time, our handmade chocolates are back in stock! You’ll be sure to find something for everyone. Let us make your holidays a little sweeter! Stop by today or call: (603) 5241201.

Water Street Cafe Join us at the Water Street Cafe during the holidays. Enjoy our pleasant warm inviting atmosphere, with delicious meals cooked the way you like. Sample some of our delicious homemade savory holiday pies like our Pork or Salmon Pie, or the traditional apple, pumpkin, chocolate cream & coconut cream pie. Make your holidays easy and pick up gift certificates for friends and co workers. Book your holiday party or we can cater to your home or office. Water Street Cafe......”off the beaten path, but DEFINITELY worth finding.”

In Meredith In Laconia

PRL Inc. RJL Inc.

331 DW Hwy...................279-4824 580 Union Ave................528-6500

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Gilford Mobil Mart We have been in business for 22 years and are family owned and operated. We offer our customers a quality car wash with the lowest prices. Our convenience store has a full range of items that include cold beer and wine. We are a well lit store with clean pumps and restrooms. We always make sure the customer receives friendly and courteous service. Our site also has Dunkin’ Donuts. We are open 6 am to midnight 365 days a year. Route 11, Gilford, NH (across from Lowe’s), 524-8014.


Vanworks Vanworks Car Audio recently merged with Kelly’s Stereo so now all your vehicle electronic needs from remote car starters to car boat and motorcycle audio can be taken care of under one roof at our 670 Union Ave location next to Belknap tire. We offer a full line of audio equipment including ipod compatible radios, Sirius XM satellite radio, amplifiers, door speakers and sub woofers. We offer heated seats for both cloth and leather interiors. Stop in or call to find out this month’s specials. Professional installation with over 30 years combined experience.

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Please contact SAU #79 at 267-9097 if you have any questions concerning the position. Please submit your letter of intent to: Michael Hatch, Chairman Gilmanton School Board P.O. Box 309 Gilmanton, NH 03237

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December 12 - 23 Buy $75 Worth of Gift Cards & Receive $10 Gift Certificate

Ohio State football penalties include 2012 bowl ban COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State players broke the rules and got to play in the Sugar Bowl anyway. Jim Tressel knew about infractions and let it all happen. Now the Buckeyes and new coach Urban Meyer will pay for it next season. The NCAA hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and additional penalties Tuesday for violations that started with eight players taking a total of $14,000 in cash and tattoos in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia. Tressel was tipped to the violations in April 2010 but didn’t tell anyone — even after the athletes got caught last December but were allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas if they served suspensions to start the 2011 season. Among those in the group: starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor and leading rusher Daniel “Boom” Herron. Tressel’s silence damaged Ohio State in the eyes of the NCAA and the result is that the Buckeyes, with a plum 2012 schedule and perhaps college football’s best coach in Meyer, will watch next year’s bowl games on TV. “Had we known what (Tressel) knew, we would not have played those young men in that bowl game,” said an emotional Gene Smith, Ohio State’s athletic director. Forced out in May and now on the staff of the Indianapolis Colts, Tressel was called out by the NCAA for unethical conduct and will have a hard time coaching at the college level again. “He’s not going to appeal. He accepts the commit-

tee’s decision. That’s all there is to say,” said Gene March, an attorney for Tressel. The university had previously offered to vacate the 2010 season, return bowl money, go on two years of NCAA probation and use five fewer football scholarships over the next three years. But the NCAA countered with the postseason ban, more limitations on scholarships and tacked on a year of probation. “It is still my goal to hire excellent coaches, recruit great student-athletes who want to be a part of this program and to win on and off the field,” Meyer said in a statement. “The NCAA penalties will serve as a reminder that the college experience does not include the behavior that led to these penalties.” Ohio State might still have escaped more severe penalties had its problems stopped with the original scandal, which grew out of players’ relationship with a Columbus tattoo parlor owner named Eddie Rife who was under federal investigation in a drugtrafficking case. But the school and the NCAA discovered two additional problems — after Ohio State went before the committee on infractions in August. Three players were suspended just before the start of the season for accepting $200 from booster Bobby DiGeronimo. Then midway through the Buckeyes’ 6-6 season it was revealed that several players had been paid too much for too little work on summer jobs — supplied by the same booster. He has been disassociated from the program.

BIRD FLU from page 2 the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands and the University of Wisconsin-Madison prepare to publish their findings in leading scientific journals. That’s the way scientists share their work so that their colleagues can build on it, perhaps creating better ways to monitor bird flu in the wild, for example. But biosecurity advisers to the government recommended that the journals Science and Nature publish only the general discoveries, not the full blueprint for these man-made strains. Tuesday, the government announced that it agreed and made the request. In statements, the two research teams say they’re making some changes, if reluctantly. The journals are mulling what to do, and the government didn’t say precisely what should be left out. But Science editor-in-chief Dr. Bruce Alberts said his journal pushed the U.S. government to set up a system where certain international researchers will be able to get the full genetic recipe for these lab-bred strains — especially those in bird flu-prone countries like China and Indonesia. “This is a sort of watershed moment,” said Alberts, noting it’s believed to be the first time this kind of secrecy has been sought from legitimate public health research.

He doesn’t want to publish an abbreviated version of the findings unless he can direct scientists how to get the full, if confidential, details. “It’s very important to get this information out to all the people around the world who are living with this virus and are working on it,” Alberts said. NIH’s Fauci said the system should be working very soon, so that international public health officials, scientists and drug companies with “a legitimate need to know can have access to that information.” Nature’s editor-in-chief, Dr. Philip Campbell, also called the recommendations unprecedented. “It is essential for public health that the full details of any scientific analysis of flu viruses be available to researchers, he said in a statement. The journal is discussing how “appropriate access to the scientific methods and data could be enabled.” H5N1 has caused outbreaks in wild birds and poultry in a number of countries around the world. But it only occasionally infects people who have close contact with infected poultry, particularly in parts of Southeast Asia. It’s known to have sickened nearly 600 people over the past decade. But it’s highly deadly, killing about 60 percent of the time.


Order Your Holiday Bakery Items Now! Breads ~ Rolls ~ Pies ~ Cakes

Check Out Our Daily Specials Mondays: Kids Eat Free Tuesdays: Fresh Haddock Wednesdays: Surf & Turf at 5-8pm Thursdays: Trivia at 6:30pm Fridays: Prime Rib & Turkey Buffet at 5-8pm

Closing at 2pm Christmas Eve & Closed Christmas Day

Happy Holidays! MEREDITH (9 MILES EAST OF I-93, EXIT 23) • 279-6212 Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner ~

Department of Public Works Christmas & New Year’s Solid Waste Collection Schedule NOTICE TO RESIDENTS ON CURBIDE COLLECTION ROUTES The Christmas holiday falls on Sunday December 25th and the New Year’s holiday falls on Sunday January 1st -- there will be NO DELAY in curbside collection of trash during either of these 2 weeks. Monday collections will be on their normal schedules. Any questions, please call Ann @ 528-6379.

Beacon Street West, Downtown Laconia



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dates,” Vander Plaats said. Separately, the national American Family Association on Tuesday endorsed the thrice-married Gingrich, the former House speaker. Gingrich helped the group raise money last year to campaign in Iowa against the retention of state Supreme Court judges who backed a 2009 ruling to allow gay marriage. Tea party activists, many reluctant to support Romney, also have not rallied behind an alternative. The divide has prompted some prominent tea party groups to shift from the White House campaign and focus on influencing Capitol Hill. With prominent social conservatives and the tea party divided chiefly among Santorum, Gingrich, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Paul has emerged as a leading contender in some Iowa polls, along with Romney and Gingrich. The divisions among cultural conservatives have allowed Paul to cobble together a coalition, made up of strict fiscal conservatives and independent-minded Republicans, that has grown since the fall. All that is good probably news for Romney, who all year long has been considered the Republican most likely to win. Still, Paul’s rise also reflects Romney’s inability to seal the nomination early by becoming the chosen one of the establishment. The former Massachusetts governor launched a bus tour in New Hampshire on Tuesday and appeared ever more assured that his plan to win that key early state was working. Romney was emphasizing his distinctions with Obama, asserting he would create an “opportunity society” while the Democrat would bring a welfaredependent “entitlement society” if given a second term. Elsewhere in New Hampshire, Paul expressed confidence about his prospects for strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire: “I’m doing very well.” He also answered rivals who have started assailing him at every turn, a signal that they recognize he’s become a threat. He gave them an opening last week when he said he would not consider a military strike against Iran if there was proof the country had a nuclear military capability. That sparked a heated exchange with Bachmann, who has called Paul’s position “dangerous” and is trying to revive her campaign by attracting some of the tea party activists drawn to Paul. Gingrich also jabbed at Paul’s position. He said Monday: “I cannot understand a mindset of somebody who says, ‘Oh, they wouldn’t do that with a nuclear weapon.’ It strikes me that if they are willing to blow up a few of us, they would be thrilled to blow up a lot of us. And that’s where I disagree.” A day later, Paul argued anew that his position was within the Republican mainstream “and very much on the side of emphasizing a strong national defense instead of intending that we can be the policeman of the world.”

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Meredith Village Savings Bank supports Laconia DARE program LACONIA — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) recently contributed $1,000 to the Laconia Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program to support the group’s efforts to prevent children from engaging in violence and abusing substances such as cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs. “We’re so pleased to receive this generous donation from Meredith Village Savings Bank,” said Michelle Cardinal, patrol officer for the Laconia Police Department. “The support we receive from community-oriented businesses like MVSB helps us provide adolescents with the skills they need to resist peer pressure and destructive behaviors such as violence and drug and alcohol abuse.” D.A.R.E., which was founded in

1983 in Los Angeles, is now present in roughly 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. The program is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teach children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive, drug and violence-free lives “Throughout its 27-year history, D.A.R.E. has proven to be an effective tool in curbing violence and drug abuse among the youth in our community,” said Nancy Williams-Hunt, regional vice president and manager of MVSB’s Laconia branch. “We’re pleased to lend our support to the vital work they are doing in our community, and in areas all over the country.”


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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You see life as a privilege. And you’ll help someone who takes life for granted. You won’t have to do anything special to provide this help. Just being you -- amazed by what life offers -- is enough. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Ask friends for advice and help. Whatever is going on inside their heads, they will share with you. You have the kind of demeanor that makes people want to give you everything. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You won’t mind giving extra care to children, the elderly and/or other needy individuals in your life. Someone has to, and it just so happens that right now you have more to give. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your willingness to treat people the way they want to be treated will be most appreciated. What about you? Don’t you deserve some special treatment, too? Well, you do, and you will get it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Somehow you’ll manage to charm people without even trying. It’s not entirely a blessing. Sure, you’d rather have people like you than not. Still, you might be uncertain of what to do with all the attention. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 21). When you reflect back on this year, you’ll do so with a feeling of deep satisfaction. In January, you will learn a new language or assimilate with an interesting subculture. February brings intriguing social opportunities. There’s a shot at the “big time” in March. Changes in your family will favorably affect you in March. Gemini and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 7, 1, 24 and 28.


ARIES (March 21-April 19). It used to be a “you or me” world. Now it’s a “you and me world,” and you find it easy to include others in your plans and find ways to help each other and mutually benefit from the effort. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll provide excellent conversation and entertainment for anyone lucky enough to be around you today. You’re not trying to be funny, but your natural humor will shine through. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s a strange predicament you’re in today. You’ll walk the fine line, deciding what to reveal and what to keep to yourself. You’ll do this with commendable grace. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You wish you could tell everyone to “just behave.” Actually, you can. And you will. Whether or not they listen is another story. But you can be very convincing, especially when you get that serious look in your eye. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Because of your sophisticated mind, you can respect the other person’s point of view even when you don’t share it. You treat the other person with dignity and set a tone of behavior for both of you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll make a goal, fully knowing that it may be futile. That part really doesn’t matter. That you have the heart and conviction is what matters most. In fact, it can make the impossible come true. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). How can you speak convincingly about something you know little about? You can’t. That’s why you’ll dive in and try to learn everything there is to know about your subject of interest.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS New Hampshire Catholic Charities Candlelight Vigil to remember people who died while homeless over the past year. 5:30 p.m. at Veterans Square in downtown Laconia. “Cover Up” author Mark Connolly is Niel Young’s guest on WEZS radio (AM 1350) at 9 a.m. Connolly is the former director of the N.H. Bureau of Securities Regulation and his book deals with the Financial Resources Management (FRM) Ponzi scheme scandal. Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion, shared learning and confidentiality. For more information call the rectory at 2678174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St Joseph Church, 96 Main Street in Belmont. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. TOP (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Free community meal of hot soup and bread at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in downtown Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Friends of the Gilford Public Library meeting. 6:30 p.m. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. In the function room.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 Saxophonist Charlie Jennison at the N.H. Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. $10. BYOB. 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. 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 (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Preschool Story Time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. In the function room. Crafter’s Corner time at the Gilford Public Library. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your needlework project.

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Louis J. ‘Louie’ Waltos, Jr., 64 FRANKLIN — Louis J. Waltos Jr. 64, of Franklin died suddenly at the Franklin Regional Hospital after being stricken ill at his home. Louis was born in Lowell, MA on April 19, 1947, son of the late Louis J. Waltos Sr. and Mary A. (Nascimento) Waltos. He had been a longtime resident of Franklin. Louie had been employed for over 30 years at the Arwood CorporationWyman Gordon in Northfield, retiring as a straightener. He and his family enjoyed time spent at their home on Webster Lake in Franklin, especially fishing and boating with grandchildren. A golfer, Louie was a longtime member of the Den Brae Golf Club and involved with the Arwood League. He ran the men’s twilight league for many years. He was a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks, BPOE, 1280, where he worked as a bartender and was also a bartender at the VFW Post # 1698. He was a member of the Lakes Region Snowmobile Club and AARP. While his children were growing up Louie was active with sports programs including Pop Warner (Falcons Football), Little League and coached basketball at St. Paul School in Franklin. He continued volunteering as a football and bas-

ketball coach at the Franklin Recreation Center. In addition to his parents, Louis was predeceased by a son, John Bastis. His family includes his wife of 27 years, Nancy R. (Aitken) Waltos of Franklin; sons, Brian Waltos and his wife Patricia of Northfield and Kevin Waltos of Franklin; daughter, Sheri Gonthier of Manchester; grandchildren, Kristen Waltos, Brian Waltos Jr., Evan Gonthier, Savanah Bastis and Thomas Bastis; his sister, Anna Dragon and her husband Paul of Canterbury; two nephews, Jeffrey and Matthew Dragon. Calling hours will be Thursday, December 22, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Franklin Cemetery. With Louie’s great interest and involvement with children and young adults, his family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Louis’ name be made to the Franklin Elks Scholarship Program, Franklin Lodge of Elks, 192 Central St., Franklin, NH 03235. For more information go to

Thelma A. Champagne, 92 LACONIA — Thelma A. Champagne, 92, of 26 Fair Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. Mrs. Champagne was the widow of Ernest A. Champagne who died in 1977. Mrs. Champagne was born October 7, 1919 in Boscawen, N.H., the daughter of Martin E. and Hazel (Thompson) Cooper. Mrs. Champagne resided in Penacook before moving to Laconia in 1940. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, going to yard sales and playing bingo. Survivors include a son, Francis and his wife Priscilla Champagne, of Laconia; three daughters, J. Elaine and her husband Charles Emhuff, of Houston, Texas, Sandra K. Martel of Laconia and Phylliss Bolduc of Belmont; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Bernice H. Cummins, of Boscawen and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Champagne was predeceased by

two brothers, Harold E. Cooper and Louis A. Cooper and by two sisters, Ruth Furlong and Irene May Cooper. Calling hours will be held Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH, 03246 using the Carriage House entrance. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 23, 2011at 10:30am also at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm Street, Suite #300, Manchester, NH 03101-2230. 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

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‘Go Grinning’ series of info sessions offered by committee on aging

GILFORD — The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging will hold a series of informative sessions entitled the “2012: Go Grinning Series.” Bill York, from Live Free Home Health Care, will launch the series at the January 13 meeting with “You’re Gonna’ Go, So You Might As Well Go Grinning.” The discussion address various aspects of aging and what everyone needs to know to prepare or adapt so we can live life as worry free and comfortably as possible. In the months to follow, components of York’s presentation will be addressed in more detail. February - how to age gracefully in “My Body Is Aging, But I Am Not.” March – struggle with saying no or letting your wishes be known? Learn how to “Speak Up For Yourself.” April – “Do I Have to Leave the Drivers Seat?” Knowing when and how to give up driving, without losing your independence. May – “In It for the Long Run”; guidance from a long term care planning specialist. It is never too late to hear about options and how to use them effectively. June – “Now for Later”; the series will wrap up with an estate planner who will discuss what actions should be considered now to maximize future options. The mission of the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging is to advocate and inform the public on matters relating to the development and implementation of local, state and federal programs / issues affecting well being, independence and dignity in keeping with New Hampshire’s goal to keep seniors healthy, helping us to realize full potential. The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging meetings start at 10 a.m., the second Friday of each month. The committee meets in the Wesley Woods Community Room off Rte 11A, behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. For more information, contact Stace Dicker-Hendricks at 528-2555 or sdhendricks@wesleywoodsnh. org or Carrie Chandler at 279-8111 or cchandler@

Appalachian Mountain Teen Project holds fall retreat WOLFEBORO — Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP) youth participants embraced the caring AMTP community by accepting differences, discovering common ground, fostering meaningful peer connections, and celebrating strengths during their 2011 Fall Retreat. AMTP is a non-profit community-based prevention program serving teens from the city of Laconia and the towns of Gilford, Alton, New Durham, Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro, Brookfield, Wakefield, Ossipee, and Effingham. On November 11 – 12, sixteen teens from AMTP teen particpants Breanna Saulnier from Alton, Jeff Perry from New Durham, and Chelsey Parent these different towns and Hassan Sapry from Laconia work with staff members Nate Boston and Dave Lynch and other attended the 2011 teens to lift Sydney Roberege from Effingham above their heads while sharing verbal affirmations to AMTP Fall Overnight celebrate Sydney’s strengths and positive qualities during the final group initiative of the 2011 AMTP Retreat at the UniverFall Retreat at the University of New Hampshire’s Browne Center. (Courtesy photo) sity of New Hampshire’s Browne Center. During the retreat, youth engaged in Concord as part of the New Hampshire Educain a variety of group games, challenges, and discustor’s Association’s Conference about The Impact of sions to help them grow socially and emotionally. Poverty on New Hampshire’s Children. Winter 2012 Retreat highlights include the spider-web challenge, offers opportunities for AMTP teens to enjoy snowfamily sculptures, deep discussions, a University of shoeing, cross country skiing, exploring the college New Hampshire tour, and roasting marshmallows application and enrollment process, service learnaround a campfire. At the retreat’s end, participants ing, and ice skating. Spring 2012 provides more planned AMTP trips and activities for 2012. opportunities for service learning and hiking. The AMTP activity based mentoring project curIn addition to leading group trips and activities, rently serves 41 teens in grades 7 – 12. In addition to AMTP staff mentors Nate Boston and Michelle the fall retreat, AMTP participants canoed on Lake ‘’Ray” Conner and Executive Director Dave Lynch Wentworth in September and summitted Mt. Chomeet regularly with AMTP participants individually corua in October. In March 2012, several AMTP high at their schools to help AMTP participants improve school participants will give a 1 hour presentation academic, social, emotional, and vocational success. to approximately 100 teachers and administrators Third year Alton AMTP participant Breanna Saulnier states, “AMTP has improved my ability to step out of my comfort zone and meet new people I would otherwise not speak to. AMTP has also made me realize there are people in the world just like me and that there is a place that I can go to feel safe and share my stories and problems and people get it.” During the winter and spring of 2012, AMTP’s intern from the University of New Hampshire, Katie Chwasciak, will facilitate the Voices of Love and Freedom character education program for several hundred students throughout the Lakes Region. Voices weaves together literature, experiential activities, and classroom discussions to teach conflict resolution and violence prevention by promoting the development of students’ social skills and values. To learn more about AMTP or make a donation, call the AMTP office at 569–5510 or visit the AMTP website at www.

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Dear Annie: I usually do the cooking in the house, but occasionally, my husband likes to surprise me by preparing a meal. I’m glad he wants to relieve me of the kitchen duties, but he has a bad habit of wrecking my cookware. Recently, I came home from work, and he was beaming from having made a big dinner. But then I saw that he served the meal in plastic bowls that he had placed in the oven to keep warm. He permanently damaged them, and I jumped on him for ruining the bowls. He got upset because he was expecting praise for making dinner. I know I should not have become upset over some plastic bowls, but he does this all the time. He’s ruined nonstick cookware by scratching it with metal utensils, burned pans by heating them when they were empty, microwaved nonmicrowaveable containers, and on and on. Please tell me how to overlook the fact that we have to replace so many kitchen items and just be happy that he cooks. I don’t want him to stop. I just want him to use some common sense. -- California Dear California: You need to explain these things to your husband when you aren’t angry. He doesn’t know any better because no one has taken the time to teach him properly. Try cooking together, showing him by example how to create a dish in the kitchen without ruining everything. Treat his gaffes with affection, and make sure to appreciate his handiwork when he’s finished. If this doesn’t help, keep in mind that it is much easier to replace pots and pans than a loving husband who cooks for you. Dear Annie: I’m a teenager. My brother and I live with my mother, one uncle and my grandparents. I love them all dearly. My mother works, but on the weekends she does all the cleaning. The thing is, my grandmother is sick and sometimes

cannot do what she used to do. Then she gets mad at us for no apparent reason. We try to take care of her, but she still gets angry. We can’t talk to her about it, because we worry she will get sicker. My grandmother often says she doesn’t like living in our house. How can I get everything back to being a family again? -- Need of Peace in California Dear Need Peace: Talk to your mother about this, and ask for her suggestions. We think your grandmother’s anger has nothing to do with any of you. She is lashing out at her family because she doesn’t like feeling too sick (or too old) to do the things she used to do. She wants to be valued and appreciated. Ask Grandma to help you cook one of her special dishes. Or talk to her about her favorite book or a city where she traveled. Ask her to tell you about her parents. Find out what interests her, and do your best to show her that she still matters. Dear Annie: I wrote the letter signed “Alone in Omaha,” telling you that I was having major brain surgery and no one would be in the hospital with me during this time. Thank you for your advice to call my family and tell them. I did that. I let them know it would be good to have someone here, and they came through. My father is coming, my sister is driving 10 hours from Oklahoma, and my brother will be here, too. I also joined an epilepsy support group, and the people are all so kind and said they will help me out. -- No Longer Alone in Omaha Dear Omaha: Thank you so much for letting us know, and we hope your surgery is successful. Hundreds of our readers, even those not from Omaha, wrote to say they would sit by your side during the surgery so you would not be alone. God bless every single one of them.

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For Rent

AKC Registered West Highlands: 7 weeks, white, m/f, intelligent, affectionate, paper trained, $850. 524-4294.

1997 Honda Accord EX Coupe: 1-owner, V-Tech, 4-cylinder, auto, moonroof, rust-free, inspected, loaded, $3,350. 387-2701.

2003 Chrysler Concorde- Leather, 24 MPG. Runs/looks wonderful. Great tires. 107K miles. $3,600. 569-3290

ALTON Housemate- Private suite w/use of common rooms in quiet country setting. No drinking/No smoking. $450/Month includes utilities. 875-6875

2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4: Hard-top, 6-cylinder, 5-speed, 112k, black, inspected, showroom condition, $7,950. 387-2701.

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.

BEAUTIFUL puppies. Apricot, red, mini poodles. Champ background. Good price. Healthy, happy and home raised. 253-6373. LOST DOG. Last seen 1/30/11 on Rte. 202A near Rochester Reservoir. Grey and white, blue eyes, neutered male 80 lbs. Do not chase. Please call 24/7. 603-289-8021 or 603-664-8082.

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII Coupe: 112k, brandy wine, leather, loaded, last year produced, must see! $2,950, 387-2701. 1997 Mitsubishi Gallant ES 4-Door: 4-cylinder, auto, all power, moonroof, 117k, inspected w/plate, $2,950. 387-2701. 2000 Dodge Conversion Van. 85,000 miles, 6-cylinder, good condition. Runs great! $4,400. 524-8092

2003 Subaru Outback Limited: 4-cylinder, 5-speed, leather, 2-sunroofs, 1-owner, spotless, inspected, $4,950. 387-2701. BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

ROTTWEILER Pups, AKC Champion Pedigree, tails, shots done, parents on premises, $500-600. 340-6219

2000 Ford Taurus SES: 4-door, leather, buckets, moonroof, rear spoiler, 24-valve, loaded, inspected, $2,750. 387-2701.


2001 Cadillac Seville SLS: 122k, Northstar, leather, very clean, loaded, NH inspected, $3,750. 387-2701.

TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606

2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE: V6, auto, 119k, new tires, like new, inspected, $3,450. 387-2701.

Child Care

1996 Toyota Camry LE Wagon: 1-owner, moonroof, automatic, s.i. and plate, immaculate, $2,950. 387-2701.

CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.

AT Weirs Beach. Nice 2 Bedroom/ 1-Bath. Heat/HW incl Laundry hook-ups. $890/month. $500 security. 296-5314. BELMONT 2-bedroom. 1st month half off, $425! + Utilities, References & security. No dogs. 630-1296 Belmont- 2 bedroom 2nd floor. Heat & Electric Included. No smoking/pets. $1,000/Month. 387-6875 Belmont- 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex. New carpet/paint. Washer/Dryer hookups, porch, deck. Private $850/Month. 617-909-9892

CHILDRENS Garden Childcare: Year-round, reliable, clean, structured, pre-K environment, one acre yard, central location. 528-1857.

BELMONT: 2-bedroom duplex, washer/dryer hookups, $800/ month, 1st and $500 deposit, non-smoker. (603)455-7942.

MEREDITH grandmother offering childcare in my child-friendly home. Will transport to and from school. 393-9079

CLEAN UPDATED studio and one bedroom in Tilton. Heat/Hot Water included. $600-630/Month. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733.

Employment Wanted

FRANKLIN 5-bedroom home. $300/week plus utilities Washer-dryer hook-up. No pets. 520-1229

COMPANION job wanted. Have experience, references, insured vehicle. Cell-603-359-1361, leave message. COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232 RETIRED gentleman seeking part-time job, available early morning until 1pm and after 6pm.

FRANKLIN: One bedroom 2nd floor quiet area great for single or couple. $500+Utilities Animals? 934-1252 GILFORD 3 bedroom condo, $1300/monthly. Parking, garages available. Heated pool, tennis court. Close to shopping and lake. Boat slip available. Washer/Dryer hook up available. NO PETS. References & security required.

For Rent

For Rent

GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $950/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662

LACONIA Province St. 4 bedroom apartment. Private parking, laundry, bright & clean, no pets. $1,000/Month + Utilities. 508-423-0479.

GILFORD - Cute 2 bedroom house. Washer/dryer, garage, brookside setting. $1,000/month + utilities. 387-8433 LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA 2 BR Elm Street area, spacious, clean. first floor, porch, parking, washer/dryer hook ups. $825/mo. plus utilities References and deposit required. 603-318-5931 LACONIA Nice 1st floor 1 Bedroom apartment. Walk to town and lake. $700/Month. Secirity Deposit + utilities. No pets/No smoking. Owner occupied-call 686-2904.

LACONIA3 bedroom clean, cozy cape near LRGH. No smokers/pets. $950/Month. 528-3789 LACONIA- 2-bedroom first floor. Onsite laundry, newly remodeled, snow removal. $850/Month, Heat/Hot water included. Call 524-0703 LACONIA- 3 bedroom house. $1,000/Month + utilities. Pets considered, references & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. Free WiFi Internet. $145/week, 603-781-6294 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $235/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234

Give Yourself a True Gift with Affordable Housing APARTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW! at PRINCE HAVEN APARTMENTS All utilities included Plymouth, N.H. (Prince Haven has an elderly preference) If you are 62, disabled or handicapped, (regardless of age), and meet annual income guidelines, you may qualify for our one-bedroom apts.

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For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA- VERY nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Recently renovated. $175/Week. includes, heat, hot water & electric. 524-3892 or 630-4771

LAKEPORT: Large 1 bedroom, $170/wk utilities included, laundry on-site, parking. Security deposit & References. No dogs. 524-4428

LACONIA-2 bedroom 2nd floor. $210/Week, heat, hot water & electricity included. Call 603-235-6901 LACONIA-LARGE 2 bedroom 2nd floor . Quiet, clean, no pets. $800/month, Includes Heat. 556-1310 LACONIA/LAKEPORT Condo: 2-bedroom, 2-bath. $900/Month, heat & hot water included. Call 603-235-6901. LACONIA: 3 Bedroom Apartment, $950/month, heat & hot water included. Parking provided. Washer/Dryer hookup available for stack unit. Section 8 approved. No dogs. References & security required. 603-387-2600. LACONIA: Huge, 8-room, 4-bedroom apartment. Heat/Hot Water included. Sunny, freshly painted, updated, hardwood floors, laundry room, new bathroom, sunroom. $1,250/Month 566-6815 LACONIA: Why rent a room when you can have your own efficiency apartment for as low as $130 per week with utilities included. References & Security deposit required. No Dogs. 524-4428

LAKEPORT: Large 3 bedroom, $270/wk utilities included, parking. Security deposit & References. No dogs. 524-4428 MEREDITH– 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, 3 story townhouse style Condo. Garage, plowing, washer/dryer included. Non-Smoker. $950/month + Utilities. 603-455-7591 MEREDITH One bedroom apartment on second floor. 16X22 ft. deck, Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking, dumpster & utilities included, $850/month. 455-5660 MEREDITH- 1 bedroom cottage. Perfect for single person or couple, $450 per Month + utilities. Call 455-2831 for information NORTHFIELD: 1 room efficiency cottage with kitchenette & private bath, plus additional storage space & access to coin-op laundry. $140/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom trailer in small park with coin-op laundry on site, $225/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large 3-bedroom apartment. First floor, parking. $850/mo + utilities, security/backgound check required. 603-781-6294.

For Sale


FREE- BODY by Jake Ab Scissor. Good condition. 677-6528

NEW mattresses ...always a great deal! Starting; King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

DOWNTOWN- Main Street, $750/mth, pay own electric, heat included LAKEPORT- 53 Elm Street, $625/mth plus utilities 55 ELM STREET- $300/mth plus electric, heat included 57 ELM STREET- $650/mth, plus utilities. Security deposit & references required

For more information, please call 524-4428 OFFICE/RETAIL Space for Rent: 450 Sq.Ft. Great front building exposure! $850 per month. Everything included. Busy Route 3, 539 Laconia Road, Tilton. Call 630-2332.

SHARED OFFCES AVAILABLE IN GILFORD $425-500 per month Very nice and professional offices with shared common areas in Gilford Professional Park. Nice views, parking and well kept complex. Rent includes electricity, heat, cleaning service for common areas, central a/c and shared kitchen, as well as men and ladies' room. Contact Rob at 387-1226 and leave a message to arrange for a view.

For Sale 2 Mec reloaders, 20 ga. and 28 ga. Complete with owner’s manuals. Call for details (603)476-2271, (508)243-0349.

LACONIA: Sunny, small 2-bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs. $200 per week. includes heat/hot water. 455-5569. Tilton- Downtown 2 bedroom apartment. $800/Month, Heat & Hot water included. 781 315 2358 TILTON: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, $195/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. WAREHOUSE/SPACE Up to 4,000 sq. ft. available with on-site office on busy Rte. 3 in Tilton. Seasonal or long term. Relocate your business or rent a spot for your toys. 603-387-6827

2 Tires size 225/50R17. Great tread. Rockwell Delta drill press, gas leaf blower, used twice. All best offer. 366-4174 50% off all wreaths in stock, while they last. Jim Waldron, across from Belknap Tire. 6-QUART Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker: New, $80. Great Christmas gift! 524-9128. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.



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WAREHOUSE/SPACE Up to 4,000 sq. ft. available with on-site office on busy Rte. 3 in Tilton. Seasonal or long term. Relocate your business or rent a spot for your toys. 603-387-6827

LACONIA: Quality, affordable, spacious two bedroom apartment for rent with heat and hot water included. Rent from $697 to $839 per month. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt., (603)524-6673 EHO.

LAKEPORT- Freshly painted, big 5-room, 2-bedroom apartment with lake view. Includes washer/dryer, hardwood floors, cabinet kitchen, 2 car parking, plowing and landscaping. Huge, bright and sunny master bedroom overlooking lake. $185/Week + 4-week security deposit. No utilities, no dogs, no smoking. Proper I.D., credit check and background check required. Showings on Friday only. Call Rob, 617-529-1838

For Rent WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316.

FURNITURE you remove. Full size bed w/bedroom set, hutch, cedar chest and miscellaneous chairs. Call 934-3749.

CHRISTMAS TREES: Open 10am-6pm. Good selection. Union Avenue, across from Belknap Tire. Jim Waldron. ELECTRIC Wheelchair: Never used, many extras, $1,500. 524-2877. FULL-SIZE Thule. Good condition. $200 or best offer. 524-3344 Ladies professional roller skates. Size 7, with case. $50. Many power tools. 744-6107 Last Minute Christmas GiftsLocally handmade, pie cupboards, bird houses & Decorative items, finished & unfinished. Pine Heirlooms by Bob. 387-0855 9am-9pm LOVELY Brown loveseat, opens into single bed. Bought for $1100 will sell cheap. Needs space. BO 528-0482 NEW Toshiba Computer, never used, paid $340, asking $200; New 3-ft. desk/table & swivel chair, $200. (603)677-7203. PATS Vs Bills Jan 1st. 2 tickets, $100 each. 603-548-8049. SKI-DOO-FLEX Skis w/carbides. New, $400/Firm. Teck vest safety $100. 340-7066 or 366-2679 SNOW Blower- Craftsman, 5HP, 22 inch wide, 2-stage, electric start. $125. 524-8860 SOFA bed- twin size with new slip cover, Good mattress. Easy pull out. $75. 524-0121 WHIRLPOOL 21 Cu. Ft. White refrigerator, top freezer, only two years old, excellent condition. $350 GE Black Microwave, like new, comes with two tone wood cart w/storage. $350 Call 603-630-2157. WOODSTOVE excellent condition, Purchased at tractor supply store, 2 yrs old. Heats 1000-1200 sq.ft. and 2 cord hardwood all for $700. 603-520-4709.

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.

T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.

Help Wanted LISACHAS Beauty Lounge in Gilford is seeking fun, friendly professional stylist, 3 NEW booths now available to rent! Contact us today, 603-527-8120. PT Apt. setters needed, perfect mothers hours M-Sat 8:30am-1pm make FT pay with PT hours, avg. rep makes $23 an hour! Fun work environment, no exp required, must have good communication skills. For interview call 603-581-2452 STYLIST Booth Rental Available. Perfect location, clean, professional, great parking. Relaxed atmosphere. Contact 731-6230 for information.

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.

Real Estate FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom house, 1-1/4 bath. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142. LACONIA- 3 bedroom clean, cozy cape near LRGH. Asking less than assessed value. 528-3789

Roommate Wanted Looking for Room to Rent in clean home. Female with cat. $400/Month. Reliable w/references. 832-8862 REDUCED rental share with eld erly person in return for occaional rides and small repairs. Includes furnished bedroom, kitchen, private bath & utilities. 5 minutes to Wolfeboro. Call 397-2694.


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Indoor archery league offered at Owl Brook center

HOLDERNESS — Now that archery season has come to an end, those interested in keeping their skills in tune over the winter can sign up to take part in a free four-week evening archery league starting in February 2012 at the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness. Two archery leagues will meet one night a week, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., for four consecutive weeks. One league will meet on Tuesdays (starting February 7) and the other will meet on Thursdays (starting February 9). “I’m pretty excited that we’re finally able to kick off our first-ever evening archery league, something we have been wanting to do for the past few years,” said Tom Flynn, facility manager at Owl Brook. “We have set it up to be a slightly competitive, yet mostly fun type of league.” Participation will be limited to 8 people in each league. Participants must be able to commit to attending all four weeks in order to register. Participants must bring their own equipment in good working condition. Only field tips or target points will be permitted; no broadheads. To register call Tom Flynn or Eric Geib at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 536-3954. League participants will shoot various animal targets at the center’s 20-yard indoor range. “Participants don’t need to have expert skills, but some targets are more challenging than others, so we’re recommending that participants have intermediate archery skills,” said Flynn. “Our main goal is to give bowhunters an opportunity to keep their shooting skills sharp in preparation for the next year’s bowhunting season.” Those interested in other course offerings at N.H. Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center or needing directions to the center, or would like to volunteer, can visit Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

Christmas Eve service at Sanbornton Congregational Church SANBORNTON — Both Senior and Junior Choirs will be singing at a 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Service on Saturday, Dec. 24, at Sanbornton Congregational Church, 21 Meetinghouse Hill Road off Route 132 in Sanbornton Square. This will be Minister of Music Dennis Akerman’s 47th Christmas Eve with Sanbornton’s fine small choir. Come to hear and sing traditional carols with glorious descants. New Pastor, Rev. Ruth Martz will be preaching.



SAVE 30% on Interior Painting. I nsured, references. Call Troy at Turcotte Painting 455-9179

PROFESSIONAL painter seeking homeowners and landlords who are considering a paint renovation. Free estimates, and reasonable rates. 1-802-780-9040

MR. Junk. Attics, cellars, garages cleaned out. Free estimate. Insured. 455-6296

M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607

Snowmobiles HOLIDAY SPECIAL- Stocking fillers 10% off all items in store! Big City Cat House 524-5954 SALES, SERVICE, performance parts. New & used parts, complete line of accessories for Snowmobiles & ATVs. Pre-owned sleds. Lake City Cat House, 283 White Oaks Rd., Laconia. Open 7 days a week. 524-5954.

Storage Space GILFORD garage for rent near Airport. One large lighted garage. $170 monthly. 781-710-2208. STORE your car-boat-motorcycle before the snow in a clean and secure brick building. Low-prices. (603)524-1430

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Laconia Brownies help honor graves of veterans

Laconia Brownie Troop #13158 helped the Laconia Rotary Club and other volunteers place wreaths on 455 soldiers’ graves in Bayside Cemetery on Saturday, December 10, as part of their journey to earn a Community Leadership Badge. As the girls set out the wreaths, they took a moment at each site to bow their heads and thank veterans who served, protected and sacrificed for the country. The girls took the time to read the veteran’s names, ranks, and what wars they served in. Shown with troop leaders Dawn Johnson and Susan Kearney are Brynne Cook, Natalie Johnson, Hannah Lowell, Nicole Johnson, Sophia Kearney, Autumn Hopler, Drea Campo, Veronica Dagle, Phoenix Melvin, and Chloe Nedeau. (Courtesy photo)

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RAV4 4X4







Save $2,907 off MSRP




Save $3,055 off MSP


603-524-4922 | Bisson & Union Avenues Laconia, NH SALES HOURS: MON-FRI 8am - 7pm & SAT 8am - 5pm

0 AV %







0 AV %


AIL AB 60 Mo LE s











MSRP........................................ $19,290 Irwin Discount........................... $1,455 MFG Rebate............................... $1,000 Cash or Trade Equity................ $2,995

MSRP........................................ $23,625 Irwin Discount........................... $1,995 MFG Rebate............................... $2,500 Cash or Trade Equity................ $2,995

MSRP........................................ $27,030 Irwin Discount........................... $2,336 MFG Rebate............................... $2,500 Cash or Trade Equity................ $2,995












Save $2,455 off MSRP







F-150 SUPERCAB 4X4 XLT MSRP........................................ $39,125 Irwin Discount........................... $5,559 MFG Rebate............................... $3,000 Cash or Trade Equity................ $2,995









Save $4,495 off MSRP







Save $4,836 off MSRP




Save $8,559 off MSRP


603-581-7133 | 93 DW Highway Belmont, NH

SALES HOURS: MON-THUR 8am - 7pm FRI 8am - 6pm SAT 8am - 5pm & SUN 11am - 3pm

1 .9% AV







1 .9% AV







1 .9% AV







1 .9% AV











MSRP........................................ $17,600 Irwin Discount.............................. $904 Cash or Trade Equity................ $2,995

MSRP........................................ $19,085 Irwin Discount.............................. $590 Cash or Trade Equity................ $2,995

MSRP........................................ $21,815 Irwin Discount........................... $1,865 Cash or Trade Equity................ $2,995

MSRP........................................ $24,980 Irwin Discount........................... $2,985 Cash or Trade Equity................ $2,995






Save $904 off MSRP






Save $590 off MSRP






Save $1,865 off MSRP






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The Laconia Daily Sun, December 21, 2011  

The Laconia Daily Sun, December 21, 2011