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Woman & attendant knocked 30-feet down from chairlift
Bristol loading platform at summit of Gunstock Mountain Resort B M K man at Gunstock Mountain Resort woman and her husband had to board the lift to go downhill around 10:29 a.m. yesterday. taken a scenic chairlift ride to his wife stepped forward ahead Neither of the two were identhe the summit and were preof him but lost her footing as GILFORD — An elderly charged tified nor was their condition paring to descend when the she was getting into the chair. woman and a lift attendant were known by press time. accident occurred. He said that The lift attendant, described as injured when they fell some 30 with Greg Goddard, general manonly the three involved wita man of about 50, was trying feet from the summit unloading ager of the publicly-owned recnessed the accident. The husto assist her when they were platform of the Panorama chairmurder 4 reation complex, said that the band said that as they readied see GUnsTOCK page 7 lift on to a rocky embankment years after Narrow majority of 8% of Belmont voters say yes to buying bank building victim’s BELMONT — Voters narrowly approved The warrant article that gives the board “For a special election this was a good selectmen to negotiate the purthe right to negotiate up to $250,000 to turnout,” said Town Clerk Cynthia DeRoy death & 23 allowing chase of the former Northway Bank buildbuy the building from William and Carolyn who said that 320 of the town’s 4000 regison Main Street at yesterday’s special McDonough passed by eight votes — 164 tered voters (8-percent) came to vote. years after ing see BeLMOnT page 8 town vote. for the purchase to 156 against. alleged Sneaker powered Old Home Day float in Sanbornton crime was committed y
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TILTON — Local police working with the N.H. State Police and the N.H. Attorney General announced yesterday that the Bristol man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a 4 and ½ month-old baby in Tilton in 1989 has now been charged with the murder of the same person. Authorities said the victim, Brian Wiggin, was an immobile quadriplegic due to the attack by Brian Watson, now 46. After Watson’s death on June 9, 2008, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Andrew performed an autopsy and determined Wiggin died as the result of the injuries he received as a baby. In 1989, Watson lived with Brian’s mother, Tammy Wiggin, and baby-sat see MURdeR page 10
Abby Long and Marguerite Parker lead the way in their Sanbornton Congregation Church float during Sanbornton’s Old Home Day parade on Saturday. (Karen Bobotas/ for The Laconia Daily Sun)
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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt to swim across the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, her decades-old dream thwarted, more than anything else, by jellyfish. Storms brewing around her and repeated jellyfish stings forced her out of the water at 12:55 a.m., her crew said. She traveled by boat close to a rocky shoreline in Key West on Tuesday afternoon, just over 72 hours after setting out from Cuba. She made a final short swim to a waiting crowd. “I’ve been dreaming of this crossing for 35 years now and tried it four times. And should I say that there’s no disappointment? No,” she said. “I’m not going to get that moment I dreamed of for so long.” Nyad turns 63 on Wednesday and, all told, logged 41 hours and 45 minutes of swim time. Her team acknowledged at 8 a.m. that she had to be pulled from see NYAD page 8
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rep. Todd Akin defied the nation’s top Republicans Tuesday and forged ahead with his besieged Senate bid, declaring the party was overreacting to his comments that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape” and by insisting he abandon his campaign. Akin pledged to carry on with his quest to unseat Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri. But his bid faced tall obstacles: a lack of money, a lack of party support and no assurance that his apologies would be enough to heal a self-inflicted political wound. “I misspoke one word in one sentence on one day, and all of a sudden, overnight, everybody decides, ‘Well, Akin can’t possibly win,’” he said on a national radio show hosted by former Republican presidential
candidate Mike Huckabee. “Well, I don’t agree with that.” Akin predicted he would bounce back from the political crisis threatening his campaign and capture a seat that is pivotal to Republican hopes of regaining control of the Senate. “I’m in this race for the long haul, and we’re going to win it,” he told radio host Dana Loesch in St. Louis. If he stays on the ballot, Akin will have to rebuild without any money from the national party and with new misgivings among rank-and-file Republican voters who just two weeks ago propelled him to a comfortable victory in a hotly contested three-way primary. In a potential sign of his strategy, Akin appealed Tuesday to Christian evangelicals, anti-abortion activists and anti-estab-
lishment Republicans. He said he remains the best messenger to highlight respect for life and liberty that he contends are crumbling under the big-government policies of President Barack Obama. Akin appealed to that audience directly during his interview with Huckabee, making allusions to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and focusing on the idea he had only misplaced a single word during a Sunday interview with St. Louis television station KTVI. But Akin has been roundly criticized both for using the words “legitimate rape” and saying a woman’s body has the ability to prevent conception after such an attack. Hours earlier, Akin posted an online video in which he apologized again for his remarks. Campaign spokesman Ryan Hite see AKIN page 10
MANTON, Calif. (AP) — As a lightningsparked wildfire raged near Lynn Rodgers’ home of less than a year, the evacuated resident said Tuesday she remained optimistic — in spite of her growing frustration and fear. “Yeah, but what can you do? Everything is in God’s hands — and the firefighters,” said Rodgers, who lives in Shingletown. Aided by a shift in winds, firefighters were making a stand against the fire, which has destroyed seven homes and prompted fearful residents to take shelter at a sports complex in nearby Redding.
Since igniting Saturday, the fire grew to more than 30 square miles. Nearly 1,900 firefighters were battling the blaze in rugged, densely forested terrain as it threatened 3,500 homes in the remote towns of Shingletown, Manton and Viola, about 170 miles north of Sacramento. The fast-moving fire is one of many burning across the West, where dry lightning has sparked up grass, brush and timber, bringing an early start to the fire season. Like Rodgers, many other evacuees were anxious to hear the latest information from officials. Dozens of people, as well as about a
dozen dogs, were waiting at the Redding gym. “The evacuation part? It’s hard because I don’t know what’s happening to the house up there,” said Jimmy Hall, a Shingletown resident whose family spent another night sleeping on cots. “It’s my dad’s house...There’s a lot of things in there,” Hall added. “I’ve heard that my friend is still up there protecting his house. It’s just hard. Look at how we’re sleeping.” Eric Kiltz, an emergency services coordinator for the American Red Cross, said see FIRE page 9
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Electronic speed information board belonging to Alton police vandalized ALTON — Police are investigating the apparent vandalism of a townowned radar trailer that was found at the bottom of an embankment on Monday. The trailer, a piece of equipment that monitors and displays the speed of passing drivers, was placed near 235 Main Street. On Monday, according to a police report, police were notified that the trailer was missing from its location. Shortly thereafter, it was discovered at the bottom of an embankment directly behind the home. Pittsfield Towing was hired to recover the trailer. The heavy chains that secured it in place had been cut, and the trailer had apparently been pushed over the embankment, tumbling about 30 feet before coming to a stop. The device sustained “significant damage,” according to the report, and will be out of service until repaired. The Police Department
has not yet determined how much the repairs will cost. Chief Ryan Heath, in the statement released to the media, wrote, “This crime was a senseless act of vandalism and one that will be prosecuted to the fullest degree possible. The radar trailer belongs to the Town of Alton and its residents. Crimes like these hurt the entire community and we need to send a message that it will not be tolerated. Talk to your friends and family members, we urge anyone with information about this crime to please come forward. All Alton residents are asked to keep a vigilant eye for any suspicious activity and report it immediately to the police department. We must work together to ensure Alton remains a safe community and that our assets are protected.” The police department can be reached at 875-0757. — Adam Drapcho
Dover fire said sparked by boy playing with lighter DOVER (AP) — Authorities say a boy playing with a lighter caused the fire at a New Hampshire apartment complex that damaged several units. The fire was reported Monday afternoon at the Westgate Village complex in Dover. No serious injuries have been reported. Police say a 9-year-old boy had been playing with a lighter in a breezeway,
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‘Legitimate rape’ Rep. Todd Akin is staying in the Missouri Senate race, notwithstanding the calls of many fellow Republicans that he step aside after flaunting his ignorance about anatomy and his lack of empathy for the victims of rape so publicly over the weekend. “We’re created by God for some special purpose,” Akin told Mike Huckabee, explaining his decision to stay in the race. On the same day, the Republican Platform Committee, meeting in advance of the convention, adopted what critics are calling the “Akin Plank,” which would prohibit abortion even in the cases of rape and incest. A hundred years ago, a judge famously opined that it was “well nigh impossible” for a truly unwilling victim to be raped. I can tell you from experience that’s wrong. And then along comes Akin, telling a local anchor that victims — at least legitimate ones — can’t get pregnant when they are raped. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” He has admitted that he was wrong about that. But it’s not the only thing he’s wrong about. There is no such thing as “legitimate rape.” Children and adults get raped — by relatives, by socalled friends, by acquaintances, by strangers, and by angry and estranged spouses. When I was raped, more than 30 years ago, people kept asking me whether I’d really been raped. I wrote a book explaining that forced sex at the hands of a man you know can be just as terrifying as forced sex at the hands of a stranger, and that the cruelty of such a betrayal can inflict an injury just as great as the one suffered by women who are raped by strangers. As I put it 26 years ago, to be forced to have sex without consent is “real rape.” If anybody had told me then that I would still have to be making this point in 2012 — much less in response to a major party
candidate for Senate — I would not have believed it. After so many years in which women — and men — have been fighting to reform not only the laws prohibiting rape but also attitudes such as Akin’s, what has gone wrong? Rape is hard to prove. There are rarely witnesses. A frightened woman may rightly decide that resistance is futile and dangerous, leaving DNA evidence but no scars and bruises to support her claim that she did not consent. I just cried. But there also has been a backlash, spurred by the age-old belief that women will lie about rape, use it as a weapon against men who scorn them. Yet in all this time, there has not been one serious study establishing that the victims of rape are any more likely to make false claims than victims of other crimes. Yes, it happens, which is why police and prosecutors investigate before they prosecute. But it also happens that people lie about how their house burned down, who started the fight and whether they were acting in self-defense. If you have ever lived through the process of criminal prosecution of a rape charge, or witnessed a friend or loved one who has, you know how brutal it is, notwithstanding all the efforts to reform the system. The much bigger problem with rape is not how many women report unfounded claims, but how many women are afraid to report at all — because of fear of repercussions from the perpetrator and because of fear of the punishment the system will inflict, especially with men like Akin sitting on the jury, much less in the Congress. (Susan Estrich is a professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California Law Center. A best-selling author, lawyer and politician, as well as a teacher, she first gained national prominence as national campaign manager for Dukakis for President in 1988.)
Carroll Co. House 4 candidates forum planned for Monday evening To the editor, There will be a candidates night for Carroll County District 4 N.H. House Representative declared candidates on Monday August 27 at 6 p.m. at the Tuftonboro Town House. For those not familiar with Tuftonboro, the address is 247 Middle Road, not far from TuftonboroTown Hall. We are expecting four of the five N.H. House candidates (from both parties), to speak and answer questions from voters. The evening is open to all regardless of party affiliation. Under the new redistricting plan, Carroll County District 4 now comprises
Moultonboro, Tuftonboro and Sandwich and will have two representatives. There will be time allotted for each candidate to make opening and closing statements and answer questions from the moderator and the audience. With the primary set for September 11, this may be the only chance to find out more about the individuals who will represent you for the next two years in Concord. For more information, please go my blog at MoultonboroSpeaks.Blogspot. Com Paul Punturieri Moultonboro
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LETTERS I would not even consider a gas tax hike until fund raiding stops To the editor, Context, order, and meaning are important. In a report of the August 20 Meredith Selectboard meeting, reporter Michael Kitch wrote, “Vadney said he would contemplate an increase (in the gas tax) if he was assured the funds would be applied to roads and bridges and Brothers agreed raising the gas tax would be acceptable.” Mr. Kitch implied that the exchange took place during the meeting. It did not! He asked the question after the meeting, and it was totally out of the context of the meeting. Further, I did not say I would support raising the gas tax, and Mr. Brothers did not say he agreed with me in raising the gas tax. Mr. Kitch’s wording implies Mr.
Brothers followed me in supporting an increase in the gas tax. In fact, Mr. Brothers answered first and gave many caveats about the problems with raising the gas tax. Following Mr. Brothers comments, I said that you need to go back many years to see how the gas tax fund started being raided by using the money for many items only peripherally related to highways and bridges, and is still being raided today. My point was that I would not even consider a gas tax increase until this issue is revisited and the money is once again recognized as being exclusively for building and maintaining roads and bridges. Selectman Herb Vadney Meredith
I don’t want any part of a person (Obama) who acts like dictator To the editor, Every week I read letters to the editor from individuals that tout why they support Obama. Mostly they just quote Democrat talking points. I’m writing this letter explaining the reasons I won’t vote for Obama. It would be easy to say it is because he acts like a Chicago thug, that he lies, that I didn’t like the bailout of two of our auto companies where he put the unions in front of the bond holders, or the disregard for the law regarding immigration, or the 30 czars that he appointed to avoid congressional oversight. I could list many more but I won’t, instead I will point out a much more serious concern with Obama. During the first two years of Obama, while Reed and Pelosi had total control over Congress, a myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred too much powder to the Executive Branch. The now standard multi-thousand page laws written so the Obama bureaucracy and his appointees can interpret the vague wording they write. For example, ObamaCare has 2,700 pages with 2,500 references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This includes 700 instances where the secretary is instructed “shall” do something. The 2,300 pages of Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act create new agencies not subject to any oversight.
There are more examples such as the EPA and the Department of Energy issuing new regulations regularly that are out of congressional overview. It is clear Obama was able to take advantage of the useful (to him) Democratic Congress to put more power in the Executive Branch. This has been set up so if Obama gets re-elected this will happen to a much greater degree since there won’t be enough Republicans in Congress to override a veto. Obama even stated off the record with the Russians that he would be more flexible after he is re-elected. It is almost certain that after he is reelected there will be a larger amnesty grant. The House has control of the purse, but once re-elected Obama has shown willingness, with help from the main stream media, of making it hard for Congress to do anything. He has contempt for the law and is willing to do blatant things knowing it is very time consuming for someone to sue to turn his plans around. Again, one only has to think immigration and welfare. Our only way of preventing this potentially very large change in our country is to not re-elect Obama. I have never liked politicians, but I clearly don’t want any parts of a person that acts like a dictator. Dick Hickok Gilford
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LETTERS I’ve mowed my lawn to make yard more photogenic for O’Brien To the editor, An open letter to Gilford Selectman John O’Brien: In some recent e-mail correspondents I have expressed anger at you, after you revealed that you have photographed my property; well, I slept on it and decided that in the interest of cooperation perhaps I should just embrace what appears to be the new reality. With that in mind, today, I mowed my lawn in an attempt to make my property more photogenic. I also trimmed the bushes that are in front of my garage windows on the Morrill Street side of the property. Now you should have an unobstructed view of the contents of my garage. I should also point out that on the opposite side of the property, behind the large commercial vehicle, is a garden. This garden produces many more tomatoes and cucumbers then the average family of four could consume. There is even some peppers and broccoli (yuck). With this shocking revelation in mind, I should tell you that my property is not located within the agricultural zone. On that same side of the property you will find
two barrel/tumbler style composters used to compost food waste as well as a large 8’ X 8’ open air style compost bin used to compost grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste. I admit I do not have the proper permits required for a composting facility, feel free to take any action against me that you deem necessary. For quite some time now I have been thinking about replacing the old ugly wooden stockade fence with a modern 8’ PVC privacy fence. Do to the fact that this fence will be quite pricey I have dragged my feet on this project. I’m glad I did because, I am now considering an inexpensive chain-link fence, so that you and your friends can easily view my children in their play area. If there is anything else I can do to aide your politically motivated investigation into my life, please, just let me know. (P.S. This is satire, and is not serious. Nothing contained within this letter should be construed as in invitation to continue to invade my family’s privacy. These CREEPY tactics will not be tolerated!) Kevin D Leandro Gilford
I’ve two very good reasons not to send Republicans to Congress To the editor, There are two major reasons why I won’t vote Republican. If a ban on assault weapons came up for a vote in Congress today, it would be defeated by a majority of Republicans. After all, everyone, including insane people, have a right to buy a gun — any gun! We have seen, repeatedly, that mentally deranged people do get access to guns of any kind, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. No one, of any persuasion, wants to see this happen But this tragedy will be repeated because — accordingly, too many gun advocates, protected gun dealers, and gun organizations, who will repeat the same slogan, over and over, that everyone one has the right to own any gun!
The other reason is that a proposed vote that would bring our troops home from Afghanistan earlier than planned, was overwhelmingly defeated by a Republican Congress. Under no circumstance, would they even consider an early withdrawal. Could they rethink this proposal in view that the very people we are protecting, have turned against us and killed as least 10 of our soldiers this last week! Will anyone speak up and demand that we get out of that miserable country? Does anyone have the guts to make a bold statement for saving American lives? Leon R. Albushies Gilford
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Youssef is candidate who is committed to tax caps that work To the editor, For the N.H. Senate seat now held by Jim Forsyth, there are two Republican candidates who are in a race with two different positions regarding my favorite topic, tax caps. Tax caps have proven to work. They should NEVER be overturned by any council. I have known Josh Youssef for several years. He always shown me he was very engaged with local and state issues. On several instances, we would have passing conversations and were never out of sync with our opinions. Josh built his business from the ground up. He then found a way to expand his business name and based on the number of franchises in the state; they must have agreed that it was a pretty successful name. In business, goodwill is just as important as the bottom line of revenue. As I was arriving this morning at St. Anselm College for the Romney/Ryan Rally, it was obvious to me that we have a “change” in the wind and thought of
Josh Youssef. There are a large portion of young people identifying themselves as Republicans and are just as engaged in trying to make a difference. They get it. What I don’t want is a candidate who is not committed to what DOES work. The tax cap works because it’s the taxpayer’s voice saying, “X amount is all you get this year. Figure out how to make it work.” In today’s media frenzy it takes a little “something” special for ANY individual to put themselves up to journalistic scrutiny and run for office. Newspapers spin faster than a Maytag. (personally, I never believe what I read... trust but verify) What I appreciate more is a candidate who honestly states their position and defends the basis of that opinion with facts. Josh Youssef will do us proud in Concord. I know he will protect our vote and our tax dollars. That is all I ask. Thank you for running Josh. Judy Krahulec Laconia
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LETTERS What is price we pay for character assassination of candidates? To the editor, During this and the 2010 campaigns for those seeking national public office we have seen some really odious statements about opponents in the races. I have done an informal study of the roots of this phenomena. I will now attempt to dispassionately reveal some of the informal fallacies that feed into the maelstrom of scornful words. Fallacy #1: “The opposition is always wrong.” Any thinking person knows that can’t be proven. Fallacy #2: “If we attack long enough and loudly enough then those listening will believe us.” That one assumes that there are fewer than half those listening won’t take offence. It also fails to account for those who don’t listen and probably don’t vote either. Fallacy #3: “Most people can’t or don’t make up their minds without the help of the campaign ads that are repeated ad nauseum.” No explaining necessary on that one. So what is the price we pay, as a nation, for a continuation of personal character assassination of our candidates? Why can’t the discussion be limited failure to deliver the basic needs or proposals to change so that they can be delivered? The basics are pretty well defined by now. Not so well defined is whether the national government can furnish those basics. I’m pretty sure that the answers aren’t forthcoming because the candidates listen to those taking polls. Polls can be constructed to tell you what your big contributors see as needs. Both parties, in this era of unlimited contributions, share some of the guilt by association. Let’s step back from all that and get
to the basics as viewed by those who do 40+ hours of work a week and commute another 20 hours just to make a life. Those are the people that keep the nation running because they are committed to staying even with their mortgage, child and health care and, maybe some long-term savings. So Joe the Plumber, you remember him from the 2010 campaign, has a list of wants and needs. If he was careful, his mortgage is not in trouble. His house value is down but he still lives there. If he wasn’t careful or lucky, he has probably learned a new expletive and is now renting. Being a plumber and self-employed, he still has a job. There’s not as much new housing contracts, but plumbers are doing better than most of the sector of our economy. Health care is always a specter haunting Joe and the rest of us as well. Joe is making do there with some difficulty and a high deductible. He doesn’t do much in the way of preventive care because it is all “out of pocket.” That’s it for Joe! Now how are we meeting the needs of the sick, the elderly, the unemployed and those who furnish services to that population? What is the role of the national government in providing for the necessities of the needy. First of all, let’s be clear, this is not a party thing. What should the legislature and administrative parts of our government be doing for Joe and the needy people. Can reform be accomplished without compromise? As we approach the budgetary cliff projected, is either party willing to yield some sacred turf in the name of progress and survival? Bill Dawson Northfield
Comedy show continues with the Romney & Ryan budget fiasco To the editor, I’m beginning to feel sorry for both Romney & Ryan due to the lack of respect the Obama campaign has given them. Now that both R&R have put on their nice faces, maybe everyone will play nice in the sandbox with them. I can’t imagine why no one would. They have always treated everyone else with respect. But the Democrats are not nice people, just ask bin Laden. Of course they have tried to keep the unemployment levels high by filibustering all those job bills. Now I’ve heard the swift boat people are back. You know that bunch who back stabbed John Kerry, they roam around back alleys looking for someone to mug. Just imagine what they would have said about Bush if he got bin Laden, probably something like, “Way to go George – Mission Accomplished”. The comedy show continues with the R&R budget fiasco. Hopefully someone will be able to explain to both R&R the differences between the two programs. Both R&R say “they are the same except a minor difference but I haven’t compared them so can’t tell
you what it is” — trust me. Basicly neither R or R has a clue but they are trying to cover each other so when it comes to push and shove they can finger point at each other. Now they are calling Ryan a conservative purist; I would call him a spending purist as he will spend anything on everything unless it’s Obama’s idea. He will still lie about his spending afterwards like he did about the stimulus spending. Nope, not me, I never took a dime, until he was shown the papers asking for money with his name signed on them. So then he wants us to trust him. HA! Sounds more like Romney every day — will lie until caught will make excuses to cover his butt. And Romney still wonders why we want to see his tax returns. Odds are there is something phony and dis-honest hidden between the pages. I am still amazed that people are thinking about voting for either one of them. You may not like Obama but the O&B ticket makes the other look like the James Gang. Jon Hoyt Bridgewater
Exchange student from Spain needs host family in Laconia To the editor, I’m a local coordinator for Center for Cultural Interchange, a non-profit organization. There is a 15 year old male Spanish student coming in for the 20122013 school year. I have a spot for him at Laconia High School but am in need
of a host family. He is our last minute placement and would like to find a family for him before school starts. Ramon is a very good tennis player and also enjoys soccer. Ramon has younger siblings and likes family pets. see next page
THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 — Page 7
LHS students to be well hydrated thanks to ‘green grant’ courtesy Town of Meredith BY ROGER AMSDEN FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — When Laconia High School students and teachers start classes next Tuesday they’ll find among other changes at the school, which is in the midst of a major reconstruction and addition project, three hydration stations have been installed for their use. They’ll also get their own personal water bottle which they can fill at those stations, which dispense filtered water on demand,. All of this is made possible by a $5,000 “green grant’’ received by the
School District from the state Department of Environmental Services, according to Janet Brough, office administrator for the Superintendent of Schools. She said that the Green Team at the Laconia School District installed the hydration stations to encourage students to use refillable rather than disposable water bottles. Currently the cafeteria sells some 17,000 bottles of water a year. The goal of the Green Team is to reduce sales by 25-percent in the first year of the program. Students of the Huot Regional Technical Education Center helped install the stations.
Brough said that the hydration stations not only dispense water but also keep track of how many bottles have been filled, which will make it easy to keep track of how well the program is working. Funds for the program came from a fine of $30,000 levied by the state Department of Environmental Services against the town of Meredith, where during the winter of 2009-10 a Department of Public Works crew inadvertently dumped snow laden with salt and grit into a wetland. The crew immediately recognized the mistake, and removed the snow and restored the wetland. Town offi-
cials also informed the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services of the incident, taking full responsibility for it. Nevertheless, DES levied a fine of $30,000 against the town. To defray the fine, the town contributed $5,000 toward furnishing the DES’s facility in Franklin and staged workshops on snow removal for employees of neighboring towns. It also awarded three “Green Grants,” of $5,000 to three different schools, Laconia High School, Sandwich Elementary School and Campton Elementary School.
Parks Department asking for $900k in improvements in 2013-14; $110k at Wyatt Park BY ROGER AMSDEN FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — A draft capital improvements program which seeks $910,000 for seven priority projects in 2013-2014 was presented to the Laconia Parks and Recreation Commission Monday night by Kevin Dunleavy, who overseas the city’s parks and facilities. More than half of that money, some $500,000, would go towards construction of a community park at the Weirs, a project which has been in the works ever since 1976 when the parkland which is located behind the Weirs Community Center on Lucerne Avenue was acquired with federal funds. A grant is being sought from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund for the project, which would also use a city capital improvements bond issue for funding. Other projects include: — Demolition and reconstruction of the Opechee Park House, $130,000. — Wyatt Park reconstruction, $110,000 — Leavitt and Memorial Park tennis court resurfacing and repairs, $52,000 — Endicott Rock Park beach restoration engineering, $50,000 — Memorial Park bleacher replacement, $28,000 from preceding page Ramon comes with his own spending money and medical insurance. For more information on the program contact email@example.com Linda Coffey CCI-Local Coordinator
— Purchase of a three-quarter ton 4x4 truck with plow, $40,000. Dunleavy said that the Weirs area is the only one in the city without a designated playground and that a conceptual plan for the park has been developed by Dubois & King Engineering last year which would see a playground, trail system, picnic pavilion, restrooms and an amphitheater constructed. He said that the Weirs Community Park Association and the Weirs Action Committee have worked for over 20 years to make the project happen and have donated significant volunteer time to that effort and ‘’all they have is a parking lot. There’s a significant level of frustration that more hasn’t been done.’’ Commission Chairman Jeff Pattison said that while he could understand that sentiment he was more concerned about maintaining existing facilities. ‘’We should take care of them before we OXYGEN from page 3 LRGH Public Relations Director Natalie Rudzinskyj said yesterday that everything was running smoothly and the hospital was waiting for the certified oxygen supplier to inspect the system. She said the break occurred in the North Tower’s new Endoscopy Suite and affected the Telemetry Unit. She said no patients needed to be relocated although hospital staff and firefighters remained there to assist should relocation be necessary. “Everything went very well,” Rudzinskyj said.
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build something new that we will also have to maintain,’’ he said. The Wyatt Park plan unveiled by Dunleavy, which would see a single full court basketball court replace the existing two courts but in a new location, next to Garfield Street, at a cost
of about $50,000, was questioned by Ward 4 Councilor Brenda Baer, who said that she thought the tenor of the most recent meeting about Wyatt Park had shown a preference among nearby residents for leaving the courts where they are.
GUNSTOCK from page one struck by a following chair and thrown from the platform. Deputy Chief Richard Andrews of Gilford Fire-Rescue said that the team of nine dispatched to the scene in four vehicles arrived to find that personnel of Gunstock Safety Services had reached the victims and were evaluating and treating them. Staff from Gunstock took two EMTs to the summit in an all-terrain vehicle. On examining the injured the EMTs, at 10:46 a.m., requested a helicopter from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART) to transport the lift attendant, who appeared to have suffered serious head trauma, to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Although a landing zone was prepared in the parking lot, the helicopter was able to put down on the summit of
Gunstock Mountain at 11:15 a.m. and left with its patient just six minutes later. Andrews said that by landing atop the mountain, the helicopter significantly reduced the time needed to transport the patient to the hospital. The woman was taken off the mountain by the all-terrain vehicle and a pickup truck and reached the base area by 11:20 a.m., less than an hour after the two fell. Gilford Fire-Rescue took her to Lakes Region General Hospital. Both Goddard and Andrews stressed the prompt response and close cooperation of the Gunstock Safety Services and Gilford Fire-Rescue in overcoming challenging terrain to reach, evaluate and transport the injured. “Fortunately we have had very incidents,” Goddard said, “but, we have always worked very together when necessary.”
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Walt Stockwell of Gilford has put together a display of 20 of his flags which are currently being exhibited at the Gilford Library as part of the town’s Bicentennial. Stockwell links each of the flags to what was happening in Gilford when the flags were first flown. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
Gilford collector hopes historic flag display at public library sparks interest in U.S. history By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
GILFORD — Walt Stockwell, who has been collecting flags for more than 35 years, proudly refers to himself as a ‘’vexillophile’’, which dictionaries define as a person who collects and displays flags and alternately a person who studies flags, their history and meaning. It is the later definition that Stockwell says is what he’s about. He loves to share the history of the more than 150 flags he’s collected and says that he hopes the town’s bicentennial celebration will prompt more people to take an interest in not only in the flags but the history they embody. This month he has put together a display of 20 of his flags which are currently being exhibited at the Public Library as part of the celebration. And he’s written a pamphlet explaining the origin of each of the flags and what was happening in Gilford at the time that they were being flown. He says that one of his favorites is the “Don’t Give Up the Ship’’ flag, which was created in 1813, one year after Gilford separated from Gilmanton and formed its own township. ‘’Not many people realize that there was a naval battle on the Great Lakes in the war of 1812 and this is a reminder of that bit of history’’ says Stockwell. He said tradition has it that Captain James Lawrence said these heroic words after being mortally wounded in the engagement between his ship, the U.S. frigate Chesapeake, and HMS Shannon on June 1, 1813, just outside of Boston harbor. As the wounded Lawrence was carried below, he ordered “Tell the men to fire faster! Don’t give up the ship!” Stockwell said that although Chesapeake was forced to surrender to the British, Captain Lawrence’s words lived on as a rallying cry during the war. Oliver Hazard Perry honored his dead friend Lawrence when he had the motto sewn onto the private battle flag flown during the Battle of Lake Erie, on September 10, 1813. Perry then sent off what would become an immortal dispatch to Major General William Henry Harrison, “We have met the enemy and they are ours — two
ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.” The victory secured the Great Lakes region for the United States and ended the threat of invasion from Canada. Stockwell says he was inspired to set up the display at the library by a display of American flags that Dr. Kelley J. White has been displaying at her home in Gilford Village. Among the flags he has on display is the Bedford Flag, which has a Latin verse which translates as ‘’Conquer or Die’’ and was probably one of the banners used at Concord Bridge in April of 1975, a battle which preceded Bunker Hill at which a number of settlers from Gilmanton fought. under the command of General John Stark. There’s also the Guilford (S.C.) Courthouse Flag from 1781, the Revolutionary War battle in which Colonel Lemuel Bickford Mason fought and for which the town, with the exception of a missing ‘’U’’ is named. Mason, one of the most influential of the early settlers in what is now Gilford, at one time owned all of what would become Governors Island, and was chosen to pick the name of the new township. He was also called back into service that same year to fight in the War of 1812. There’s also a 13-star Hopkinson flag, which Stockwell says is most likely the first 13-star flag, preceding that made by Betsy Ross, and was created by a Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He notes that on April 12, 1776, 115 Gilmanton citizens signed the ‘’Test Act’’, which expressed the sentiments which would come to be embodied in the Declaration of Independence. Stockwell, who says he was bitten with the flag bug during the 1976 Bicentennial, is a Korean War veteran who moved to New Hampshire from the Worcester, Mass., area 17 years ago. He said that it was his involvement with Boy Scout programs in his home town of Sterling, Mass., at that time that got his flag collection started. Since that time he’s added extensively to his collection and is always on the lookout for old flags in good condition to add to his collection. He’s been the featured speaker before many historical and civic groups and in schools on flag history. see next page
LACONIA — City police continue to investigate an early morning burglary at the Belknap Gas and Convenience Store on Union Avenue. City police say an alarm triggered at 1:49 a.m. yesterday and when officers arrived they found the front glass door broken. Canine Officer Kevin Shortt and K-9 Jagger conducted a track but were able able to locate the suspects. Video surveillance cameras indicated three young white men entered the store and stole two cases of Budweiser Beer, one case of Natural Lite beer, and 20 cartons of various types of brands of cigarettes. Two of the men were described as about 6-feet tall and thin, while a third man is described as about 5-feet 7-inches. He is also described as thin. Police said both of the taller men wore lightcolored hooded sweatshirts with dark jeans and tennis shoes. One of them had dark writing across the front of his sweatshirt and a white stripe across the middle of his shoe. The other tall man had white shoelaces. The shorter man, said police, was wearing a white baseball hat, a white T-shirt and white basketball shorts. Police said the three men appeared to have fled along Gilford Avenue. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717. BELMONT from page one
By a margin of 179 to 137 the town also voted to discontinue Mill Street Extension — or the portion of Mill Street that runs Main Street back to the Belmont Mill. This is the third time voters have gone to the polls regarding the town’s potential purchase of the former bank building. The first vote was in 2008 when, after a January special town meeting, voters rejected a proposal to buy it for $300,000 from former owners Tony and Loretta Brown. The vote was 134 for the purchase to 143 against. At the 2010 regular town meeting, voters again rejected a proposal to buy the building and property from the McDonoughs for $275,000. The vote was 311 for town ownership to 421 against. The McDonoughs purchased the lot and building from the Browns in January of 2010 for $275,000. Selectmen have said that if they can successfully negotiate the purchase of the building they would look into the possibility of using it for the Belmont Town Offices. The closing of Mill Street Extension is to allow for better use of the Belmont Village area that is currently being revitalized. The bank building presently has one tenant — The Vault hairdressing salon — and they are in the process of relocating to a site at 8 Church Street. The Belmont Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing Monday night at 7 p.m. to discuss proposed renovation to the laundromat at 8 Church St. NYAD from page 2 the water, but said it had been about 20 minutes earlier, not nearly seven hours earlier as was the case. She also spent time out of the water during a stormy Sunday night, though that was not acknowledged until Tuesday afternoon. Under rules set by the World Open Waters Swimming Association, she could emerge from the water and preserve her chance at a record if her life was in danger. All of that was made moot by the fact that she didn’t finish. Her lips swollen from jellyfish stings, she appeared weary as she was helped up from the water at her arrival in Key West, though she insisted her muscles weren’t even sore. She was given asthma inhalers, oxygen and an intravenous drip, mostly out of sight of the gathering crowd. She all but ruled out a fifth try at attempting the crossing, though she also had ruled out a fourth one after failing last year.
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10-year-old Laconia girl fitted for new glass eye courtesy of Bedford company By Gail OBer
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LACONIA — After spending the morning in Bedford, the 10-year-old girl who recently lost her glass eye swimming was fitted for a new one courtesy of Studley Ocular Laboratories yesterday. Lindsey Kazanovicz-Boyle, whose father owns the company that has labs in Maine and Massachusetts as well as New Hampshire, said she saw the story and fund-raising efforts regarding Jennifer Miller of Laconia on WMUR TV. “This is what we do, I said to myself, “ she said yesterday, adding she immediately called her father who agreed to reach out to Jennifer and the Miller family. Boyle said Jennifer and her aunt, Christine Jenot who led the fund-raising efforts for her niece, came to the lab yesterday morning and Jennifer was not only fitted for a permanent replacement but was also fitted for a temporary prosthetic eye that is a reasonable approximate to the one currently being fashioned. “It look pretty good,” said Boyle. MURDER from page one her two sons while she worked at a convenience store. Watson told police that on the night of the assault — Dec. 20, 1989 — Brian had started crying and wouldn’t stop. He said he shook the baby until he stopped crying and then threw him onto a love seat and heard a snap. On March 1, 1991 Watson, then 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in Belknap County Superior Court and received a 2 1/2-to-7-year sentence in the N.H. State Prison. Yesterday, Watson was arrested by Bristol Police and charged with one count of reckless seconddegree homicide. The complaint says Watson caused Wiggin’s death by using physical force, including but not limited to, shaking and throwing him when he from preceding page ‘’One thing that’s really neat about having so many flags is that you can use different ones in each new program so you’re not always repeating yourself but offering something new to each different audience,’’ says Stockwell. He said that his program ‘’It’s a Grand Old Flag’’ focuses on the history and evolution of the American flag and that he can be reached at 603-556-9251 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Explaining the process a little bit, Boyle said the first trip to the lab involves measuring the eye socket by a process that she said is very similar to making a dental impression. “We fill the space and tells us exactly what her eye socket needs to look like,” she said. She said the whole process will take two more visits and Jennifer will be able to sit in the lab while a specialized technician hand paints her new eye. Boyle said Studley Ocular has also made arrangements to have Jennifer examined twice annually to make sure her eye still fits properly. She said a 10-year-old grows so quickly that if she isn’t closely monitored, there is chance she could outgrow her new eye and the same thing could happen. Boyle said they have many children who are patients and their goal is to make them feel comfortable. She said Jennifer was a little nervous at first, largely because she barely remembered the time when she was 5-year-old that she was fitted for the eye she lost, but that she relaxed and was laughing by the time she left.
Jennifer lost her eye to cancer when she was 9-months old. To date, the gofundme.com Website has raised $5,785 plus the proceeds of a spaghetti dinner held at the Laconia Elks Club over the weekend. Boyle said the goal now is to protect Jennifer’s good eye by getting her a decent pair of glasses and some specially crafted goggles for her to wear while she plays sports. Jennifer said she likes swimming, but, as a fifth grader at Woodland Heights Elementary School, really likes to play soccer and basketball. Any money raised for Jennifer Miller is in a trust fund that Jenot said will help her in the future with care and maintenance for her prosthetic eye and for glasses and goggles to protect it. If there is money left when Jennifer turns 18, it will go to a scholarship fund for her. Contributions can be made on line at www. gofundme.com or by mail to Meredith Village Savings Bank, 393 South Main St. Laconia in care of the Jennifer Miller Fund.
was a baby. Bristol Police said yesterday that Watson is a native of Bristol and lived there on and off for most
of his life. Police said they had repeated contacts with him after his release from prison that include a conviction for criminal threatening.
FIRE from page 2 “there’s more frustration than anxiety, and people, for the most part are grateful they have a safe and secure place to stay, even though their home may be lost.” Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that National Guard troops will be assisting with the firefighting efforts. The news comes a day after the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it is offering federal funds to help fight the blaze. Remnants of the fire spotted in some homes included melted satellite dishes, burned furniture and charred refrigerators. As the wildfire burned, massive amounts of smoke poured from the forest. The fire forced the closure of Highway 44 and other roads, and prompted the declaration of an emergency in Shasta County. Bonnie Maloy, who left her home in Shingletown, along with her husband Bill, described the scene as they fled the flames as “frantic at first.” “Then I said, ‘Let’s calm down,’ and we got everything that’s important, things we couldn’t replace:
animals, kids, photo albums,” she said. Rodgers said her family employed a similar strategy prior to getting the call Saturday to leave their home. Rodgers, her husband Derek and their two sons loaded up their belongings and two dogs and two cats. The family stayed at a motel before joining others at the Redding sports complex Sunday. Since then, Rodgers said she’s staying busy by volunteering and cleaning up around the complex. “It’s our home right now, so for the time being, we should all be appreciative and take care of it,” Rodgers said. Elsewhere in California, a massive wildfire in Plumas National Forest grew over the weekend due to winds. The blaze, about 120 miles north of Sacramento, has consumed 79 square miles since it started at the end of July and threatens about 900 homes. In Mendocino County, the sheriff’s office issued a mandatory evacuation for residents in Covelo due to a wildfire that has burned 10 square miles of thick timber and rugged terrain. The blaze was sparked by lightning Saturday in a remote area, making it difficult for fire crews to access.
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BELMONT — Friends and family of Joseph Polovick are joining with his family today in marking the one-year anniversary of his passing. Polovick, better known as “Joe Holiday”, and his wife Kathy operated the Top of the Town restaurant for 24 years. Polovick died on August 22, 2011, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. He had been a resident of Gilford for 32 years and was 64 at the time of his death. Today, local businesses with electronic sign boards are displaying messages in Polovick’s honor. Befitting a man with an oversized personality, Polovick was much more in his life than a restaurateur. A lifelong musician, he often provided the entertainment at the Top of the Town. He had served as president of the Belmont Rotary Club and was a member of the Elks and the American Legion. He was also a windsurfing instructor, an amateur pilot and a fisherman. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Polovick was laid to rest in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. At the Top of the Town today, the Polovick family is serving one of Joe’s favorite menus and welcomes a visit from those who wish to recall a lost friend. — Adam Drapcho Walter and Jeanne Damon have operated the Sandy Point Restaurant in Alton for about 30 years. (Mike Mortensen/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
Baked stuffed lobster to go; long-time owners of Sandy Point Restaurant to retire at end of season By Mike Mortensen FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
ALTON — After 30-plus years of serving up baked stuffed lobster, prime rib and other favorites, Jeanne and Walter Damon have decided to retire from the restaurant business. Come this Columbus Day weekend the Alton couple will bring down the curtain on their operation of the Sandy Point Restaurant in Alton Bay. It’s been a long ride and good one, say the Damons. But after more than three decades of the hectic pace of running a restaurant, they have decided it’s time to take things just a little bit slower. Walter will continue to teach math at Coe-Brown Academy in Northwood and he has no immediate plans to retire from the classroom. “Teaching is my true passion,” he says, but quickly adds that being the restaurant’s head chef has had its rewards, too. Actually, Walter Damon, who like his wife grew up in nearby New Durham, began working at the Sandy Point Restaurant long before he started teaching. He began as a dish washer while in high school, he recalled, and later moved up to greater responsibilities in the kitchen. In the early 1980s the Damons took the reins of the Sandy Point Restaurant, first managing the establishment for the Ouellette family, the owners of the Sandy Point Beach Resort, and then, in 1984, acquiring the restaurant business and operating it under a lease agreement. The Damons are confident that the Ouellettes will find the right person to operate the restaurant when it reopens for the 2013 season on Mother’s Day weekend. The Damons say they have worked diligently to strengthen the restaurant’s reputation for generous portions of high-quality meals. Not surprisingly, the baked stuffed lobster (including a 2 1/4 pound portion), and the prime rib of beef (with the largest cut being 28 ounces), are Sandy Point’s signature dishes. “We have customers that come from Maine who tell us the lobster here is better than back where they’re from,” Jeanne Damon said. But while some things have stayed the same during the years the Damons have run Sand Point, there have also been changes — both in the menu and customer habits. “The area has changed and tourism has changed,” said Walter Damon. Back in the 1980s most of the restaurant’s customers were vacationers who were staying in one of the area’s motels or cottage colo-
nies. “There was a lot of (customer) turnover,” he said. Today the restaurant’s patrons are more likely to be people who have a second home or condominium in the area or rent a motel room or cottage for a week or two, or longer. Also, the fact that there are now fewer nighttime amusements in Alton Bay means few people want to eat after 8 o’clock. The menu has changed with the times, too, “We have more baked seafood now,” said Jeanne. “Before most of our seafood we served was fried.” Over the years, the Sandy Point has had its share of celebrity diners. There have been a number of NASCAR drivers, Jeanne said. And Walter, being a sports fan, particularly remembers when Red Sox legend Ted Williams, onetime Sox pitcher Luis Tiant, longtime Bruins’ defenseman Ray Bourque, and the late NHL coach Pat Burns stopped for a meal. “Ted Williams sat right there,” Walter said pointing to one of the booths in the 200-seat restaurant. Sadly there are no photographs, autographs or other memorabilia to commemorate those notable patrons. Walter says he regrets that. The other thing he regrets is not having pictures taken every year of entire restaurant staff which typically numbers more than 60, including servers, bartenders, dish washers, and cooks. Operating a restaurant in a resort area during the summer tourist season is busy enough. But juggling that job with teaching is especially demanding now that Water Damon, who is 63, is back in the classroom at Coe-Brown. He’s up at 5 a.m. in order to get to Northwood in time for the start of classes and then as soon as school lets out he heads directly to the restaurant to make sure everything is ready for the dinner crowd. He will keep up that pace through Labor Day. After that and until Columbus Day weekend the restaurant will be open only on weekends. With only a few weeks left before the Damons serve their last meal at Sandy Point, they say will miss their customers, some of whom have come to Sandy Point year after year to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. And the Damons say they are also especially grateful to three generations of the Ouellette family which gave them the opportunity to operate the restaurant. “I’m sure the decision to retire from the restaurant will hit me next April,” Water Damon said with a smile. That’s when he and his wife would start planning for the coming season.
AKIN from page 2 said the apology was intended to cover both the reference to “legitimate rape” and Akin’s assertion that rape victims have a natural defense against pregnancy. The video will run as a 30-second ad on TV stations statewide for several days, Hite said. Tuesday was the final day in which Akin could withdraw from the race without a court order. As the 5 p.m. deadline to withdraw neared, Republican leaders intensified their pressure on Akin to exit. Sen. Roy Blunt issued a joint statement Tuesday with all four of Missouri’s living former Republican senators — John Ashcroft, Kit Bond, Jim Talent and John Danforth — saying “it serves the national interest” for Akin to step aside. Pointing to the group, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the congressman should “accept their counsel.” A Romney aide said the candidate had been inclined to let Akin make the decision on his own. But after the Missouri lawmakers called for Akin to go, Romney wanted to make his position clear, said the aide, who requested anonymity because the aide was not authorized to publicly discuss Romney’s thinking. Akin provoked the political uproar when he was asked in the KTVI interview whether his general opposition to abortion extends to women who have been raped. “It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin said. It’s not clear if Akin’s campaign will have the financial support to wage a prolonged advertising battle against McCaskill in the expensive St. Louis and Kansas City markets and the Republican-rich area of southwest Missouri. The campaign arm of the Senate Republicans has already withdrawn $5 million in advertising planned for the Missouri race. The Karl Rove-backed Crossroads organization pulled its ads, too. A fundraiser planned in Washington for next month was called off after all of the dozen GOP senators who had agreed to participate pulled out. Crossroads President and CEO Steven Law suggested Tuesday that Akin was potentially helping Democrats retain their Senate majority by remaining in the race. “The stakes in this election are far bigger than any one individual,” said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee. By staying in the race, Akin “is putting at great risk many of the issues that he and others in the Republican Party are fighting for.”
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GILFORD — As residents revel in the town’s bicentennial celebrations this weekend, Father Hector Bolduc of the Immaculate Conception Church has provided his neighbors with a lasting memento of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the town in the form of a memorial medallion. Struck in a gold tone, the medallion bears the town seal on one side while the bicentennial is remembered on the other, along with a reminder that Gilford is the lone town in New Hampshire to take its name from the site of a battle in the Revolutionary War. As a note accompanying the medallion explains, the battle of Guilford Court House in North Carolina led ultimately to the British surren-
der at Yorktown, Virgina. A veteran of the battle, Lemuel Mason, was among those who led the effort to carve a new town from the northern part of Gilmanton, known as the Gunstock Parish, and was given the honor of naming it when it was formed on June 16, 1812. Either by error or design Guilford became Gilford and has remained so ever since. The medallions are on sale for $20 at the Department of Public Works, Kitchen Cravings and the Gilford Public Library, which also offers memorial sun catchers fashioned by Herman Defregger and bicentennial calendars featuring the work of local photographers. The medallions and other keepsakes will also be available on Saturday and Sunday at the Bicentenntial Committee’s table.
Cook has another tough outing as Red Sox fall to Angels, 5-3 BOSTON (AP) — Another series-opening loss and the Boston Red Sox continued their tumble out of the AL’s wild-card chase. Dropping a series opener for the eighth time in 10 tries, the Red Sox lost their fifth in seven games with a 5-3 setback against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. “Play better collectively as a group. We’re just not playing together,” right fielder Cody Ross said. “It seems like we get chances, opportunities, have pitchers on the ropes and try to do too much.” One day after shutting down Carl Crawford for the season with a ligament injury in his left elbow, manager Bobby Valentine tried a lineup shuffle to
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Belknap County Conservative Rally Saturday in Barnstead
BARNSTEAD — A Belknap County Conservative Rally will be held on Saturday, August 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at Sticks & Stones Farm on White Oak Road. The event will be hosted by State Representative, Guy Comtois and District 8 GOP candidate, Jane Cormier, and will showcase some local conservative candidates in upcoming elections. Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, William O’Brien, will also be in attendance at this event. This rally will offer a fun but informative event regarding the importance of upcoming elections. In addition to food, entertainment, and hay rides, a round table style discussion will be held where candidates and visitors can discuss political platforms. Granite Grok, a popular New England political blog will moderate the round table and stream live from the rally. Sticks and Stones Farm is on 107 White Oak Road in Center Barnstead. This event is free and open to the public. For more information regarding the rally, contact Jane Cormier, 781-5695 or Guy Comtois, 776-8989.
Gilford Old Home Day LHS Theatre Department hosting ‘Night of One-Acts’ Bicentennial Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday ‘The Laconia High School Theatre department is trying a new act this summer with their “Night of One-Acts”, showing on Friday, August 24 starting at 7 p.m. at the Laconia High School Auditorium (345 Union Avenue). The evening consists of three one-act shows; two comedies and one drama. Tickets can be bought at the door, three dollars admission for students, teachers, children and seniors, and five dollars all others. (Courtesy photo)
Health & Wellness Academy throws celebration LACONIA — The Laconia Health & Wellness Academy will host the first Welcome Back to school Move-mentum celebration for children, families and community members at Laconia Middle School. The event will kick off with two activities at 10 a.m.: the Laconia Football Team throw around and Zumba with Trisha from Laconia Athletic & Swim Club. Other activities include a 1/2 Mile obstacle course, Family Double Diamond Kickball, Outdoor Frisbee Golf, Kite Flying, Minute to Win It Games, Bocci Ball, Hacky Sack, DJ Ryan Dance Zone, Junior Jazzercise and a Bike check station and course. (Bring your bikes, swimsuit,a change of clothes and a smile.) Attendees are welcome to participate in one or all of the events. Healthy snacks will be available thanks to the
Children’s Santa Fund. Families are encouraged to attend the event with a picnic brunch, blanket and sun screen. The Laconia Health & Wellness Academy, whose mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of students, staff and our community by supporting policies and practices that promote healthy and safe environments, access to nutritious foods, physical activity, quality health care and the development of skills needed for life long success, was initiated in the spring of 2012. For more information contact: Laconia Health & Wellness Academy, Tammy Levesque, Laconia Health & Wellness Academic Coordinator, tlevesque@lrpph. org, Details of activities and times will be posted on: www.laconiahealthandwellness.org, 528-2145
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LACONIA — For ten years it has been Laconia Multicultural Market Day and this year the biggest one day event in the Lakes Region, which will be held Saturday, September 8, got a new name ‘Laconia Multicultural Festival’ (LMF). The new name highlights the exciting professional entertainers who perform on and around the stage for the event, which has been selected as New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH Multicultural Celebration for 2012. Varying entertainment, food from around the world, unique crafts, and activities to delight children combine to make the Laconia Multicultural Festival a top event in the state. Celebrating its eleventh year on September 8, the Festival will include expanded offerings for the younger set in its designated children’s area, featuring a magic show, storytelling, a children’s art exhibit, and caricature drawings. A hands-of-welcome banner will invite children into the area for hands-on activities, entertainment by Larry Frates Creative Arts, and the ever popular Granite State Zoo. Food vendors offer authentic Jewish, Greek, Nepali, Italian, Spanish, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Laotian dishes, to name but a few, which will be available starting at 10 a.m. Robert Tunnaway Turner’s Native American flute will invite diners to sit and listen, or perhaps purchase some of the many unique craft items which represent the festival’s cultural flavor. Social service agencies from the Lakes Region are also represented along Vendor Way. The Parade of Flags to recognize the homelands of the many immigrants and refugees who have settled in and around the Lakes Region kicks off the day’s entertainment. The New Horizon’s Band, which features local musicians, launches the musical performances in Rotary Park, followed every hour by music from around the world. Drummers from Burundi, who delight crowds around New Hampshire, will beckon young and old to the park at noon, followed by the frenzied and haunting folkdance music from the Black Sea offered by Cinder Conk. A dramatic shift occurs with the glamour and grace of classical Indian dance, brought to the festival by award-winning Neha Parikh and her students of the Chidambaram Nritya Kala Academy. from preceding page Home Day Committee member Charlene Pelland at 630-3439. For information on schedule changes or cancelations the day of the event, check the Old Home Day facebook page or call the Gilford Parks and Recreation Program Announcement Line at 527-4723. For more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation office at 527-4722.
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Afro-beat/reggae/roots music from the talented Rui Santos and his group, Rasmoon and Monsoon, will transport listeners to the Caribbean and the Cape Verde Islands. The Festival will be brought to aceremonial close at 4 p.m. The annual celebration of diversity is sponsored by the Laconia Human Relations Committee, Laconia Main Street, Frates Creative Arts Center, and the Historic Belknap Mill.
Gilford youth soccer coaches training session set for August 28
GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Coach Smart NH training session Youth Soccer Coaches on Tuesday, August 28 from 6–8 p.m. in the Gilford Town Hall. Coach Smart NH is a training program developed by the University of New Hampshire to help youth sports coaches understand the goals and philosophy of youth sports. This training session will help educate coaches in how to appropriately achieve those goals. The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will also be hosting coaches meeting for the youth soccer program on Thursday, August 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gilford Town Hall. This meeting will cover the league specific information, and rules. Scheduling and rosters will be discussed and equipment can be picked up. Any parent or individual interested in helping coach in the youth soccer program for children in grades K-5 is encouraged to attend both programs. For more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722
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PLYMOUTH — The next Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee (PBVRC) All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be held Saturday, August 25 at the American Legion Hall, 37 Main Street in Ashland. The dinner runs from 5-7 p.m. The event is open to the public and features spaghetti, meatballs, Italian sausage, salad, garlic bread, beverages, and dessert. Jerry Thibodeau will be the guest speaker. He is a candidate for Executive Council from District 1. There will be free door prizes. Price is $10 per person. Children 5-12 $5, 4 and under are free. Special family price—$25. Tickets will be sold at the door. A collection of non-perishable foods is also being taken for the Plymouth Area Food Pantry.
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PLYMOUTH — The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University hosts professional actors from the Papermill Theatre in Lincoln throughout the summer, presenting their repertoire of children’s stories adapted for the stage. Performances are 2 p.m. each Thursday. All seats (including babes in arms) are $6 and the shows usually sell out early. The final production for summer 2012 will be Rumplesiltskin, August 23. To seem important, a miller tells the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold. She can’t, but a mysterious imp helps her for in return for presents. As a final present, he asks for her first-born child. Will he get it? The North Country Center for the Arts Children’s Theatre has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years, with original adaptations of fairytales and folktales produced and created for children of all ages. Shows are approximately 40 minutes long and appeal to adults, and children three years and older. Characters greet the audience in the Silver Center lobby after each show. Call (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 for tickets, or shop online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply to online orders. Summer box office hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
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Matthews Church, in Plymouth, and was a fourth degree knight of the Knights of Columbus Assembly #2478, in Plymouth and Bristol. David is survived by his wife, Norma Jean [Aron] Mayhew of Plymouth, his children, Monica Mayhew, Emily Mayhew, William Mayhew, all of Edgewater, MD, his mother Eileen A. Mayhew of Plymouth, brothers, James F. Mayhew Jr, John R. Mayhew, both of Plymouth, Peter G. Mayhew of Holderness, sister Mary Anne Mayhew of Plymouth, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins. Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St. Plymouth on Thursday 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Holy Trinity Parish St. Matthews Church, School St, Plymouth on Friday at 12pm. The Rev. Robert Cole, pastor of St. Katherine’s Drexel Church in Wolfeboro, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the David W. Mayhew Scholarship Fund at MT. Prospect School, c/o Meredith Village Savings Bank, 131Main St. Plymouth, NH. 03264. For more information and to sign David’s Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
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I started collecting acorns during our hikes. I was attracted to the acorn’s shape and how the cap hugs the acorn. The ornament is my vision of the icy glaze that an acorn has after a winter storm,” said Slater. Slater is a self-taught glass artist, who has been working in glass for 11 years. He grew up in Londonderry and, when he was four years old, got his first exposure to glassblowing at the Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair. “Years later, I remember being fascinated by a PBS show about glass artist Dale Chihuly. It had an impact on me, because I started using my dad’s plumbing torch to melt bottles in our basement.” Slater has been a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen since 2010, and teaches flame working and marble making in his studio in Lowell, MA. He specializes in creating glass spheres, or marbles, that have complex designs and objects within them. The League’s annual ornament selection, now in its 25th year, is open to all juried League craftspeople. The ornament is selected by the managers of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen retail galleries, located in Center Sandwich, Concord, Hanover, Littleton, Meredith, Nashua, and North Conway. Woodland Treasure ornaments are sold exclusively by the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery, located at 279 Daniel Webster Highway (next to The Inn at Church Landing), the other retail galleries.
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BRISTOL — Labor Day weekend will provide people with an opportunity to run their buns off. Basic Ingredients Bakery and Gift Shop and NH Adventure Boot Camp for Women are combining forces for the road race everyone’s talking about. This year’s race beneficiary is the Jacob Earl Messersmith (JEM) Memorial Scholarship Fund. On Saturday, September 1 at 9 a.m. runners and walkers will leave from Basic Ingredients Bakery located on Rt. 3A in Bristol to “run their buns off” in a 4.2 mile timed event. All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the JEM Scholarship Fund. This scholarship was established after the community lost a talented and vibrant young man this year which has left the community with an irreplaceable void. The scholarship and event as a whole will help
support a graduating Newfound High School student wishing to pursue a higher education in the arts as well as promote Mental Health Awareness within the community. Individuals and teams of all ages are encouraged to participate. The top three male and female runners and walkers as well as the fastest team will be awarded prizes and everyone has a chance to win raffle prizes donated by local businesses and beyond. Race t-shirts are available for those pre-registered or until supplies run out, complimentary massages on-site, bakery and gift shop items for sale and of course sticky buns for all who participate. Last year’s t-shirt motto will prevail again: 1 sticky bun = 420 calories 4.2 mile run = 420 calories Helping Local Charities = PRICELESS!
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Laconia Academy offers pre-nursing courses
Heritage Commission marks Belmont Mill Fire’s 20th The 20th anniversary of the Belmont Mill fire was recognized by the Belmont Heritage Commission, “with utmost appreciation for care, concern and heroism saving the main building and protecting the village,” according to chairman Wallace Rhodes, who also serves as Town Historian and President of the Belmont Historical Society. Belmont Fire Chief David Parenti accepted limited edition glass commemoratives featuring the landmark Mill belfry, “on behalf of all firefighters who served our community August 14-15, 1992.” Presentations were made by new Heritage Commission appointees Kelly Rolfe (far left) and Alyce Jewell (far right), shown with Chief Parenti and Lindsey Duggan, a Belmont Elementary School student and daughter of Heritage Commission member Shayne Duggan. (Courtesy photo: Linda Frawley)
Genesis Behavioral Health receives $7,500 in grants to improve school-based services LACONIA — Genesis Behavioral Health was the recent recipient of grants from the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation and the 3M Foundation to improve school-based mental health services for children and their families. These awards, $5,000 from the Pardoe Foundatiom and $2,500 from 3M will allow Genesis Behavioral Health to support mental health clinician time at schools in need of additional mental health resources. “Our clinicians are already located in several school districts in the region,” said Maggie Pritchard, Executive Director of Genesis Behavioral Health, “This improves access to care for the student and family, who often face challenges with transportation and taking time from work for appointments. It also allows us to partner more effectively with the schools, providing them with support and producing the best outcomes for the child.” The two grants will provide funding for services that clinicians are not currently able to provide, such as attendance at meetings, crisis intervention and consultation with school staff, as well as providing information regarding mental health treatment. Ray Barrett, Director of Children & Family Services
at Genesis Behavioral Health said, “We look forward to enhancing our current partnerships with area schools with these additional resources while integrating mental health services in school settings.” Founded in 1989, the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation supports education, land resource management and social service programs in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation has a particular interest in programs that provide educational and economic opportunities for underprivileged persons, especially children. 3M is a diversified technology company serving customers and communities with innovative products and services. Each of their six businesses has earned leading global market positions and they have multiple locations worldwide, including Tilton. Their Health and Human Services Community Giving Program helps enrich the lives of youth and strengthens families. Genesis Behavioral Health is the Lakes Region’s community mental health center, serving Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. A non-profit organization, Genesis provides services and programs to the community’s children, adults and elderly and serves over 3,000
First-time homebuyer seminar offered on August 25 LACONIA — Would-be homeowners can learn everything they need to know about buying a home in a full-day seminar offered by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT), a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, and sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB). The seminar, to be held at MVSB’s Seneca Ladd Building in Meredith, takes place on Saturday,
August 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The First-time Homebuyer Seminar is free and open to the public; advance registration is required, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Register by calling Debra Drake, LACLT’s Homeownership Director at (603) 524-0747 or by emailing email@example.com. LACLT’s full seminar and workshop schedule is available online at www.laclt.org.
LACONIA — Laconia Academy, the adult evening high school diploma program, will be offering high school level Chemistry with a Lab, Algebra I, and Human Biology with a Lab courses beginning the week of August 29-August 31. These courses are required pre-requisites for anyone desiring to enter a nursing program. In the Lakes Region area “the interest and need is very high for people wanting to enter the nursing or health care related professions,’’ explained Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director. The Laconia Adult Education Program will be offering the above required pre-nursing courses during the Fall Semester 2012. The New Hampshire State Nursing Program requires a High School level Chemistry with a Lab, Algebra I, and Human Biology with a Lab as entrance level courses for those people going into the nursing profession. It is also recommended that future nurses who have been out of highschool for six years or more, take a refresher course in these subjects. “There is a shortage of nurses in New Hampshire and these classes meet the entrance requirements for people wishing to become an RN or LPN. These required courses are also necessary for anyone desiring to become a Radiology Technician or going into Dental Hygiene,’’ says Selig. Laconia Academy will be offering these classes over a fifteen week period. Algebra I meets on Monday evenings and Human Biology & Lab meets on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The Chemistry with a Lab class will meet two nights per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. Each class is worth one high school credit. Chemistry will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting on Tuesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 30. Algebra I begins on Monday, August 27; and Human Biology & Lab on Thursday evening, August 30. All pre-nursing classes start the week of August 27 – August 31. Pre-registration is required in all three classes. Anyone interested in enrolling or obtaining more information should contact the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Tupac Shakur rose from the stage in the California desert earlier this year, it was not only a jaw-dropping resurrection, but also the beginning of a new form of live entertainment. “Come with me,” the digital Shakur called out, not just to tens of thousands of screaming fans but seemingly to other artists. Follow, they will. Elvis Presley’s estate announced it has authorized holograms of the King of Rock, Marilyn Monroe’s estate has expressed interest and there’s no shortage of other beloved stars whose fans would die to see them perform again. Advances in digital artistry make it all possible, presenting celebrity estates with new commercial and creative opportunities, but also some ethical quandaries. “I think we’ve scratched the surface with Tupac,” said Dylan Brown, a filmmaker who along with director Philip Atwell and effects studio Digital Domain helped bring the Shakur hologram to life. “If it’s done tastefully, like Tupac was done tastefully, I think it could be a wonderful form of entertainment.” Brown, owner of The Yard Entertainment, and Atwell, owner of Geronimo Films, had each toyed with the idea of using holograms in concerts for a decade, but the technology wasn’t there. Brown, who works closely with Snoop Dogg and Atwell, who collaborates with Dr. Dre, knew that once they chose Shakur for the holographic debut, it had to be more than just a technological marvel. “We wanted to be really respectful of the family see HOLOGRAM page 23
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Children will have fun with pretend games that involve acting like adults, and adults will enjoy taking part in activities of childhood. Such reversals will make you smile. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Something you once felt strongly about doesn’t currently seem like all that big of a deal. Your shift in perspective is a sign that you’re on to bigger and better things. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don’t have to pave your own road in order to get where you want to go, unless where you’re going is somewhere no one has gone before. Make it easy on yourself. Use established roads. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Money that’s yours free and clear makes life easier for you. Money that has expectations and strings attached to it makes life harder. You’ll make financial choices accordingly. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some say that first impressions aren’t important; others say they are all important. You’ll go out of your way to project the right message with your image, but you’ll be forgiving of others who don’t. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 22). Your optimism is warranted. You’ll finish what you started last year, inking a contract in September. Love warms your heart when the weather turns cold. What happens at your request in November improves your life and the lives of others, so speak up. January sees you entertaining and wheeling and dealing. Aries and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 49, 1, 24, 38 and 18.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The feeling of being in control is one of the keys to mental health. That is why you are careful not to get in the way of your loved one’s decision-making process even when you don’t entirely agree. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are sensitive to another person’s needs, though you also feel that your privacy is a precious right. Therefore, you will take measures to prevent a possible imposition. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Though it’s tempting to stick with the people you know and adore, exclusivity can be hurtful. So you make an effort to include others. Lives are improved by your openness and kindness. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There is something lovely about your current awareness, though it won’t last. You’re on the brink of a revelation. Once your eyes are opened, you won’t be able to unknow or unsee. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Are you acting out of a sense of independence, or are you just being stubborn? “The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” -- Henry Ward Beecher VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Increase your level of exercise in order to counteract the extra-strong energy you’re dealing with now. Physical exertion keeps you from being quick to anger and helps you stay calm when it matters. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll have an increasing awareness of how the heroes of yesteryear paved a trail so that your life could be easier and better. You’ll do something in the name of progress.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2012. There are 131 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln publicly responded to Horace Greeley’s “Prayer of Twenty Millions,” which had urged Lincoln to take more drastic steps in abolishing slavery; Lincoln replied that his priority was saving the Union, but also repeated his “personal wish that all men everywhere could be free.” On this date: In 1485, England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses. In 1787, inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates from the Constitutional Convention. In 1846, Gen. Stephen W. Kearny proclaimed all of New Mexico a territory of the United States. In 1851, the schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that came to be known as the America’s Cup. In 1862, French composer Claude Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. In 1922, Irish revolutionary Michael Collins was shot to death, apparently by Irish Republican Army members opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Collins had co-signed. In 1932, the British Broadcasting Corp. conducted its first experimental television broadcast, using a 30-line mechanical system. In 1962, French President Charles de Gaulle survived an attempt on his life in suburban Paris. In 1972, President Richard Nixon was nominated for a second term of office by the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach. In 1989, Black Panthers co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, Calif. In 1992, on the second day of the Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho, an FBI sharpshooter killed Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver (the sharpshooter later said he was targeting the couple’s friend Kevin Harris, and didn’t see Vicki Weaver). One year ago: Hurricane Irene cut a destructive path through the Caribbean, raking Puerto Rico with strong winds and rain and then spinning just north of the Dominican Republic. Today’s Birthdays: Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf is 78. Broadcast journalist Morton Dean is 77. Author Annie Proulx is 77. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski is 73. Actress Valerie Harper is 73. Football coach Bill Parcells is 71. Actress Cindy Williams is 65. Pop musician David Marks is 64. International Swimming Hall of Famer Diana Nyad is 63. Country singer Collin Raye is 52. Actress Regina Taylor is 52. Rock singer Roland Orzabal is 51. Rock musician Debbi Peterson is 51. Rock musician Gary Lee Conner is 50. Singer Tori Amos is 49. Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is 45. Actor Ty Burrell is 45. Actor Rick Yune is 41. Rock musician Paul Doucette (Matchbox Twenty) is 40. Rap-reggae singer Beenie Man is 39. Singer Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) is 39. Comedian-actress Kristen Wiig is 39. Actress Jenna Leigh Green is 38. Rock musician Bo Koster is 38. Rock musician Dean Back (Theory of a Deadman) is 37. Rock musician Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan) is 34. Actor Brandon Adams is 33. Actress Aya Sumika is 32.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS The New Hampshire Lakes Associations’ Summer Yourth Employment Program hosts a community open house to tour the Dockham Shores Estates project. 4-6 p.m. Highlights the work of local high school students who have been working to save local lakes from invasive exotic aquatic plants. Blackstones Jazz & Spirits celebrates “back-toschool” will the Chronicles. 8 p.m. at the Margate Resort in Laconia. Student ticket are $5 at the door. General admission tickets are $12. To purchase tickets in advance call 524-5210. For more contact Jon at (518) 793-3183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hall Memorial Library happenings. Story time at 10:30 a.m. Art & Crafts at 3:30 p.m. ‘The Turn of the Screw’ at Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7:30 p.m. Call 366-7377 for ticket information. This play may not be suitable for children. Public forum hosted by Defending NH Public Education. 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant in Meredith. Bridge at Gilford Public Library. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. 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. 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 in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. 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. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Concord Transplant Support Group. 7 p.m. in Room 5C at Concord Hospital. Open to all pre- and post-transplant patients, friends and family. For more information call Yoli at 224-4767.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 The Meredith Galleries host an Open House evening. 5-7 p.m. The galleries include: VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies, Gallery 51, The Lakes Gallery, Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts and The Arts Collaborative. Kara’s Cafe and Cakery is offering a free pastry with every cup of coffee purchased during this event. For more information contact Vynnie Hale at 279-0557. The Chroma Concept Jazz Band performs at Pitman’s Freight Room. 8 p.m. Admission is $10. BYOB. Presentation on the trends of the NH loon population hosted by the Loon Preservation Committee. 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough. Free admissions. For more information call 476-5666. ‘The Turn of the Screw’ at Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7:30 p.m. Call 366-7377 for ticket information. This play may not be suitable for children.
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Dear Annie: Years ago, my brother, “Harry,” cheated on his wife. She forgave him, and they got back together. They seem very happy. A few years after his affair, the other woman had him served with paternity papers. Harry pays child support, but he has never met the child and says he doesn’t plan to. He doesn’t feel he can give that child the kind of relationship he has with his other children. He also doesn’t want his kids to find out that he cheated on their mother. Harry has asked that I keep this news private, but I feel he needs to play some part in this child’s life. I’ve tried talking to him, but he says it’s not my business. I also feel his children have the right to know, and that as the aunt to all of these children, I should tell them they have a sibling. Harry told me this is not my place, and if I continue to press the matter, he will not allow me to be alone with his children for fear that I will not respect his wishes. What should I do? -- Stuck in a Family Dilemma Dear Stuck: Please respect Harry’s choices, even though you disagree. Depending on the ages of these children, telling them could be complicated and confusing. Yes, we agree that they should know they have a sibling, but how and when to tell them is not your decision. Inform Harry that you will keep quiet, but that eventually, his kids will find out, and it would be best if it came directly from him, with Mom by his side, and not from, say, the Other Woman or her child. Urge him to consult a counselor who can help him find the best way to do this. Dear Annie: We have a daughter-in-law whom we love very much. Our problem is, when we are out in public, she wears blouses that are so low I am afraid her breasts will fall out. It is tremendously embarrassing for my husband and me. Should I ask her not to wear those blouses when we are out
with her? Or do I just look the other way? -- Nancy in Nantucket Dear Nancy: Criticizing your daughter-in-law’s clothing is never a good idea. If you can tolerate her decolletage, please do so. Otherwise, ask your son how he feels about this, and let him handle it. You also could buy her a lovely, demure new top for her birthday and hope that she will wear it the next time she sees you. Dear Annie: I’d like to respond to the letter from “Aspie in Pittsburgh,” the 17-year-old who has Asperger syndrome. As a mother of a 17-year-old son with an autism spectrum disorder, I have spent years researching and networking, hoping to learn whatever I can to help him achieve success in a world that is less than accepting of people with neurological differences. What I’ve learned is that ASDs are complex, and there is no “one size fits all’” approach to transitioning into young adulthood. I would like to suggest two resources that may help: College Autism Spectrum (collegeautismspectrum.com/ students.html) is an organization of professionals that provides support and training for students with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The other is Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid (shutupabout.com). This website is an offshoot of a book written by two sisters about their daughters, one with Asperger syndrome and the other with bipolar disorder. They also have a Facebook page that provides an exchange of ideas and information, as well as support. I also would like to say to “Aspie” congratulations on your college acceptance, and best wishes for success in all of your future endeavors. -- ASD Mom in Massachusetts Dear Massachusetts: Thank you for your excellent resources. We hope they will be of assistance to all of our readers whose children need some extra help.
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$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 527-9299 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to email@example.com, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.
AKC BULL MASTIFF Puppies: Parents, 1 female, 3 males, all brindle in color. Health certificates & first shots. $750/each. 340-5364.
1983 Mercedes 380SL Model 107: Never seen snow. Hard top is removealble, convertible top also. Excellent condition, $12,500 or best reasonable offer. 528-4266 or 387-4443.
2004 PT Cruiser: Low Miles, Only 60k, 4-Cylinder, Loaded. State Inspected. $5,995. 524-4200.
GOLDEN Retriever Puppy- 6 month old male. $850. 603-387-0172
Announcement GET CA$H FOR GOLD & SHOP FOR FREE Get 10% back in store credit when you sell your gold, silver & jewelry. Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith. Open 7 days. Call for details. Senior Citizens 20% off, Tuesdays! 603-279-0607.
1998 Dodge Dakota 4X4- $3,200 or best offer. 581-4143 1998 Ford Taurus - 4-door, good condition, 75K miles. $3,400 or best reasonable offer. 603-387-8278
2005 GMC Yukon XL 4x4: 3rd Row, 7-Passenger, Loaded. State Inspected. $8,995. 524-4200. 2005 PT Cruiser Convertible: 4-Cylinder, A/C, Loaded! State Inspected. $5,995. 524-4200. 2005 Saab 9-3: Leather, Moonroof, 2.0L, Turbo. State Inspected. $6,995. 524-4200.
2001 Ford Ranger Ex-Cab XLT 4x4: Stepside, 4-Door, Automatic. State Inspected. $5,995. 524-4200.
2006 Hyundai Tuscon 4x4: V-6, Automatic, Moonroof. State Inspected. $8,995. 524-4200.
2001 GMC 2500 Silverado: 8-ft. Bed, Automatic, Loaded, State Inspected. $5,995. 524-4200.
1965 Ford Stepside PickupChevy powered, good project or rat rod. $1,500. 527-0800
2002 GMC Yukon 4x4: 3rd Row, 7-Passenger. State Inspected. $5,995. 524-4200.
2006 Nissan Sentra: 1.8 Ltr., 16-Valve, front wheel drive, 30 MPG. Have the CARFAX, no issues. Fully undercoated, great car for $4,995. 603-455-8941.
1976 Cadillac Deville good tires, new battery, never in snow, $3500. 524-4726.
2004 Chevy Avalanche 4x4: 4-Door, 6-Passenger. State Inspected. $8,995. 524-4200.
KEN BARRETT AUCTIONS Laconia Estate Sunday, August 26 @ 10am • Preview at 8am Log on to: www.auctionzip.com ID#5134, for 375photos Items from a Laconia home, with a few additions. Musical: Wooden clarinet,Blessings Tuba, Civil War - over the shoulder-trumpet/cornet made by Wright, Boston,Ma., 1918 bugle, slide trombone, Chaplains organ,cobalt stoneware, NH calvary photos, lots of old posters,old books, a diverse amount of ephemera, CDVs, cabinet cards,postcards,military items,1957 Coke Cooler, lots of artwork, early pin backs, coin collection, bronze statue, lots of sterling, 8ft Grandfather clock, 2 hand crank wall phones, Edison table phonograph -100 records - morning glory horn, 8 metal lunchboxes, hundreds of bottles & insulators, glass, china, wooden skis ... Just a great auction with 450 lots for you to consider!
Held At 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. (same location - 23 years!) 603-286-2028 • firstname.lastname@example.org Lic # 2975, Buyers premium, cash, check, credit cards.
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan: 7-Passenger, Stow n Go Seating, Front/Rear A/C. State Inspected. $6,995. 524-4200. 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4: Hemi, 4-Door, 20-Inch Chrome Wheels. State Inspected. $13,995. 524-4200. 2008 Honda CRV FWD- 55K miles, excellent condition. $16,500. 744-6107 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.
Autos WHY BUY NEW? 2010 Ford F-350 Crew Cab 4x4: 4-Door, Turbo Diesel, Lariat, Leather, Heated Seats, Back-Up Camera, Navigation, 8-ft. Fisher Stainless Steel X-Blade, Only 41k Miles! $39,995. 524-4200.
BOATS 05 Boston Whaler 130 Sport, 25 hp, Mercury, with trailer, fish finder, and cover. $8300 772-528-4392. 1989 30 Sea Ray Sundancer w/2/260 Mercs. Only 700 hrs. in fresh water. Many options. Very clean. Price reduced to $16,900. Call 366-4905 or 892-6966 BOAT ropes at cost. Bow to buoy. Stainless steel hardware. Kroegans high-quality nylon ripe. 1/2 inch $30, 5/8 inch $40, various lengths. 520-1487. BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311 BOATSLIPS for rent- Paugus Bay up to 22 ft. 401-284-2215. MUST SELL: 1989 CARVER YACHTS MARINER 329/FE Good condition, less then 500 hours on engines. 260 horsepower. Very roomy! Full size refrigerator, range, TV/VCR, fully equipped, new carpet and cushions, sleeps six. Must be seen to be appreciated at Breakwater, Spring Point Marina in South Portland. Pictures available upon request. Valued at $30,000. Owner will accept best offer. Call 603-723-8722 or e-mail Rita@berlindailysun.com. O'DAY Javelin sailboat with motor, trailer and cover, $1500. (603) 528-1456
Business Opportunities TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week.
OWN your own Womens Fitness Club in Lakes Region! Call Patty,
CHILDRENS Garden Childcare: Year-round, reliable, clean, structured, pre-K environment, one acre yard, central location. 528-1857.
GILFORD Condo: 2-bedroom partially furnished, 1.5 bath, granite counters, fireplace, pool/tennis/washer/dryer. $1,195/month plus utilities. No pets. 617-501-8545
Counseling SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING DWI Assessments, evaluations, one to one. Free visit. MS-MLADC 603-998-7337
Employment Wanted COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232 or 344-9190
For Rent 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. BELMONT 1 bedroom in a house. Lots of land, deck, parking. All utilities included. Hommade meals and laundry included. $180/Week. 412-7400 BELMONT-Available Immediately. 2-bedroom townhouse-style. Quiet area, heat included. $900/mo. All housing certificates accepted. 781-344-3749 BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $240/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. CHARMING 1 bedroom seasonal cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton Bay. Available. October 1st-June 1st. $800 month for a couple, $750 for a single. Utilities not included. References required. Call Jim at 387-0956 GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269. GILFORD 3 bedroom waterfront winter rental. Dock, washer & dryer. Available through May 31st. $900/mo. + Utilities. Oil heat. No pets. (603) 778-9515 GILFORD - 1 or 2-bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098.
GILFORD: Fully furnished condo, master bedroom, livingroom, diningroom, kitchen, water view. Heat, hot water, electric, cable tv, internet included. (860) 614-5866. LACONIA 2-Bedroom House. 64 Fenton Ave. Good neighborhood, easy walk to downtown. New bath, kitchen, windows, insulation. Oil heat & hot water. No smokers. No pets. 1-yr lease. $1275/mo. + utilities 630-1438. LACONIA- 2 small apartments with private entrances & off-street parking. All utilities included, 1st floor $600/Month, 2nd floor, $560/Month. Call 934-7358 or email: email@example.com. LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- MESSER ST. 3 Room, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor $170/Week, includes heat/electric. $600 security. 524-7793 LACONIASpacious 7 room duplex. 1 1/2 baths, backyard, off-street parking, washer/dryer hook-ups, $1,100/Month +utilities. No smoking/no pets. Security/References/credit check required. 603-253-4199 LACONIAWalk to library. One-bedroom, clean, cozy quiet. Off Street parking. $675/Month includes heat/hot water. Security deposit/references. Non-smoking, no dogs. 524-0973 Leave Message LACONIA: 2BR apartment, 1st floor, close to church, school and drug stores. Nice neighborhood, quiet building. Large kitchen, plenty of cabinets, living room, 2-bedrooms, full bathroom and covered porch. 1-car garage, extra parking available, coinop washer and dryer on site. $1,000 per month includes heat and hot water. Housing welcome. Call Ted, 630-3958. LACONIA: Duplex, near downtown, 3-Bedrooms, $950 +utilities. References & deposit required. 387-3864. LACONIA: Charming sunny small 2-bedroom, 2nd floor no smoking/dogs. $200/week. includes heat/hot water. 455-5569.
New Franklin Apartments, LLC Elderly and Disabled Housing Now Accepting Applications for Project-Based Section 8 Subsidized Apartments HUD Income Limits Apply One & Two Bedroom Units Available Located in Tilton, Franklin & West Franklin
Apartments Available Now For more information, please contact 603-286-4111 Or TTY 1-800-735-2964
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LACONIA: Clean, newly painted 1-Bedroom. Convenient to hospital/high school. No smoking, no pets. $150/week, heat/hot water included, security deposit. 630-0140.
22 Ton Log Splitter, $1,000. 10in. Craftsman folding table saw, $125. Champion 8000lb winch, 12 volt, $150. 603-998-3950
HIGHEST cash price paid for your scrap box trailers, school busses, heavy equipment. No Campers (207)393-7318.
4-LIKE New Snow Tires (used 1 month on Honda). Altimax Arctic 205/60 R16. $320. 279-5227
MARTIN’S Metal Removal- Appliances, air conditioners, lawnmowers, all metals. Free if outside. (603)305-4504 (603)204-9304.
LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Newly renovated 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apartment for rent. Heat & hot water included. NO PETS. Please call 603-393-7143. MEREDITH 2-bedroom mobile home and 1 bedroom apartment. $675-725/month + utilities. Close to downtown. No dogs. 279-5846 MEREDITH Huge. clean 2-bedroom. Bright & Sunny. Walk to town. $800/ month + utilities. 520-6931 MEREDITH - 3 Bedroom, large second floor, natural light.. 1&1/2 baths, washer/dryer, A/C, d/w, non-smoking, . Walk to town & docks, $1,050/Month. No utilities. 603-279-7887, 781-862-0123 cell. MEREDITH- ROOM with own bathroom, utilities included. $500/mo. 290-1700
AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. CRAFTSMAN 21” lawnmower $85. Sail Boat (dinghy). 10.5 ft. w/trailer. $325. Wood burning stove. Cast-iron $125. 30ft. wood ladder $85. 603-253-6576 DINING room table with 6 low back chairs, $160. 6ft. french-style wooden patio door. $200. 524-8761 ENTRY DOOR- Pella, fiberglass, arts & crafts style, stained glass. Slab only, $1,200 asking $500. email picture on request. 293-7682 EXERCISE Equipment: Treadmill $75, Stationary bike $25. Belmont 781-572-7519 FIREARMS-Dan Wesson 44 Mag. revolver, Remington 30-06, Winchester 12 gauge. Hunting season is coming soon. 603-714-5995 Firewood- Green & Seasoned. Full cords. Over 20 years in business. Tree Service also Available. Insured. 603-279-7354 FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. Seasoned available. (603)455-8419 FRIGIDAIRE A/C- 6000 BTU. 2 years old, works great! $100. Belmont 781-572-7519
NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 3rd floor, coin-op laundry in basement and additional storage room available. $200/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom trailer in small park with on-site laundromat. 2005 home, never been lived in, front and rear decks, storage shed. $280/week, including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
HARLEY DAVIDSON-Womens leathers, tees, tanks, W/M long sleeve shirts, accessories, helmets, chaps & more. Rt. 107 Belmont, NH Call first 603-832-3364 HOT Tub- 2012 model 6 person 40 jets, waterfall. Full warranty & cover. Cost $8,000 sell $3,800. Can deliver 603-235-5218 JETT III Ultra Power Wheelchair with oxygen carrier, like new. $1,500. 744-6107. KITCHEN Cabinets- brand new, maple, cherrywood, shaker & antique white. Solid wood, never installed, cost $6,500 sell $1,650. 603-833-8278 LA-Z-BOY ROCKER/RECLINER. Bought in April for $560. Will sell for $300. 603-556-9591. MOVING: Antique love seat, gold china, end tables, maple bureau, computer desk and more. 603-476-5017.
TILTON- Downstairs 1-bedroom, newly redone, $620/Month, heat included. No dogs, 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $160-$175 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.
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. WINTER Rental: Furnished Alton Bay beautiful lake setting. Large 1 bedroom cottage, $700 +utilities. 603-875-2492.
For Rent-Commercial LACONIA COMMERCIAL/OFFICE Space- 1000 sq.ft., high traffic count. #1002 Union Avenue. $1,000/month plus utilities. 524-090
For Sale 12 Victorian Side Chairs, newly caned seas. $35 to $135 ea. Two
Ruger 44 Mag. Zaquero Revolver w/ammo. $600/Best offer. Wells Fargo Winchester 94 Centennial $700/Best offer. 603-875-0363 STEEL case, 5 drawer, letter size file cabinets. $900 new on-line, used in very good condition $80. 520-1487. VICTORIAN style cherry bedroom set. Dresser w/mirror, chest, night stand, headboard. Excellent condition. $1,200. 603-528-2857
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. NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.
Free FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale
Heavy Equipment 1976 CASE 580C Loader/ backhoe, fully enclosed cab, good condition, $10,000 or OBO. 603-524-4445
EXPERIENCED RESTAURANT MANAGER: At least 3 years of progressive experience in a restaurant required. Previous supervisory responsibility required. Must be T.E.A.M certified. High School diploma required. Must be able to work nights and weekends. Part Time/ Full Time. Competitive compensation and health/dental insurance benefits available. Apply on-line only. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Transportation Program Rewarding position with Rural Transportation Program serving the older adults in the Greater Franklin area. Experience driving 18 passenger vehicle, excellent driving record and New Hampshire CDL-C passenger endorsed license required. Defensive driving and first aid classes desirable. 30 hours/week. Contact Nancy Marceau, Twin Rivers Intergenerational Program, 934-4151. Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Help Wanted HOUSEKEEPERS Weirs Beach Vacation Condos, Weekly Pay Plus Tips, Sundays A Must, Seasonal to Permanent, Part-Time, Must Have Car, Background Check, Seasonal to Permanent.
Call Dawn 366-4878 e-mail email@example.com
Help Wanted EXPERIENCED AUTO TECH NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Must have valid drivers license, your own tools and transportation & diagnostic skills. Excellent opportunity with competitve pay for the right, motivated person.
Call 524-4200 HOUSEKEEPERS Weirs Beach Vacation Condos, Weekly Pay Plus Tips, Sundays A Must, Seasonal to Permanent, Part-Time, Must Have Car, Background Check, Seasonal to Permanent, Call Dawn 366-4878 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
PROFESSIONAL Painters needed for quality interior and exterior work in the Lakes Region. Transportation and references required. Call after 6 pm. 524-8011
NURSE NEEDED RN FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS Dialysis experience preferred, but not a must. Senior nursing students may apply. Please send resume to: Central NH Kidney Center 87 Spring Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Call
603-528-3738 JOB OPPORTUNITY MOUNTAIN VIEW NURSING HOME
Maintenance Department Now hiring: Floor Maintenance/General Maintenance This is a full-time regular position, 40 hours per week. 2nd Shift (3-11) with rotating weekend shifts (every 5th weekend). The successful candidate must have experience in floor maintenance and general building maintenance, must be team oriented, and willing to put others first. This is not an entry level position. All inquiries contact: Bob Murray, Superintendent of Maintenance Mountain View Community (603)539-7511 Carroll County takes pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer
CITY OF LACONIA ACCOUNT CLERK I The City of Laconia is seeking an individual with excellent customer service skills to assist customers and to perform responsible administrative and record keeping functions in the Records department. Position description and applications are available in the Finance Office or at www.city.laconia.nh.us under Personnel/Employment. Salary range: $11.99 - $15.81/35-hr work week Minimum qualifications include State certification or the ability to attain certification, a basic knowledge of office procedures and the ability to operate a computer. City application forms are required and will be accepted until Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Finance Office, Laconia City Hall, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH 03246, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. EOE/ADA
LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT Main office Administrative Secretary Full-Time Position Candidate must have strengths in organization and a budgeting background. Candidate must also be the welcoming face of Laconia Middle School! Interested candidates please send Application, Letter of Intent and Resume to: Eric Johnson, Principal Laconia Middle School 150 McGrath Street Laconia, NH 03246 603-524-4632 E.O.E.
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positions available. Weekends and Holidays a must! For those that are looking for that first job or a part time job to help with the extras, we can find a position for you. The only requirement is that you are willing to be an enthusiastic team player. We will train the right candidate. Apply in person at Hart!s Turkey Farm Restaurant, 233 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH or online at www.hartsturkeyfarm.com
Class B License, air brakes, tanker, and hazmat a must. Laconia Oil 524-3559.
SUMMIT RESORT Now Hiring Part Time Front Desk Nights and Weekends a Must!! Please apply in person 177 Mentor Ave, Laconia PLATINUM Salon and Spa is looking for an experienced stylist with clientele to join our team. Call 524-7724.
REGISTERED NURSES We have several per diem positions at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice See one patient at a time, receive paid travel time & mileage reimbursement. Provide skilled care, promoting client health and teach self-care techniques. Weekday and Weekend day positions available. Must have excellent verbal/written skills, NH RN license and reliable transportation. We will work around your other job! Call 603-524-8444 or send resume:
email@example.com FAX 603-524-8217, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 web site: centralvna.org EOE
PART TIME SECRETARY The City of Laconia is seeking an individual to perform highly responsible administrative and clerical duties in support of the Laconia Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division approximately 12 hours per week. Position description and applications are available at the Fire Department or on the City web site www.city.laconia.nh.us under Personnel Department/Employment. Candidates must be available to work Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Rate of pay is $13.00 per hour. City applications will be accepted until Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Laconia Fire Department, 848 N. Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30Np.m. EOE/ADA
JOB OPPORTUNITY MOUNTAIN VIEW NURSING HOME
MDS Coordinator Fulltime Permanent 40 hours/week Qualifications: Successful candidate will display the ability to perform as an active member of an interdisciplinary team, focusing on providing quality care, the RAI, and ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations while monitoring to ensure accuracy of all documentation. • Must be an RN currently licensed in State of New Hampshire • Must have previous Skilled/Long Term Care Nursing experience and knowledge of RUGS system and Care Plans • RAI/MDS 2.0 Experience required, 3.0 Preferred This is not an entry level position. Mail, Email or Fax Letter of Interest and Resume with salary requirements prior to September 5, 2012 at 4pm to: Deborah Newlin, Department of Human Resources PO Box 152, Ossipee, NH 03864 (fax) 603-539-1804 firstname.lastname@example.org Carroll County takes pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer
Help Wanted SALES MANAGER An excellent opportunity for high energy automotive salesperson who has the knowledge & experience to manage a growing, professional, pre-owned automotive dealership in the Lakes Region. The ideal candidate will serve as a salesperson, as well as assist the president in managing sales operation. Must posses a “can do ” attitude, be a self starter, and be able to lead a staff in a positive and productive manner. We treat our customers like gold and we are looking for an individual who will do the same. We offer an excellent location with heavy traffic, strong inventory & competitive salary with incentive bonuses. Submit resume to: email@example.com
IMMEDIATE OPENING BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Looking for a dedicated, hard working, energetic person to run our elementary after-school Program. Applicant should have experience working with children and be able to plan and carry out daily activities with a large group. The position is approximately twenty hours per week, with possible additional hours during school vacations. Applicant must be able to drive a fifteen passenger van. Background and driving record checks required. Please forward resume to: Norm Gilbert, Program Director Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region P.O. Box 1536, Laconia, NH 03247-1536 firstname.lastname@example.org
Real Estate FOR Sale by owner, Tilton, 2 BR, mobile, cathedral ceilings, open concept, newly remodeled. 603-528-6058 For Sale By Owner- 2005 Ranch in Sanbornton. 3 bedroom 2 bath open concept, 1,944 sf. main floor with extra finished rooms on the lower floor. Two car oversized garage. Must see to appreciate. $219,000. or make offer. 603-455-6585
REDUCED PRICE 2-Bedroom 1.25 bath New England style House. Vinyl siding & windows, asphalt shingles, oil heat, stainless steel chimney lining. Across from playground. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. $50,000. 524-8142.
SHOOTERS Tavern, A fun ener getic sports bar and restaurant needs another team player. Hiring bartenders. Apply in person at 190 DW Highway, Belmont, NH.
LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT is seeking part-time Lead Staff to work with youth at our three Elementary Schools for our Project EXTRA! program. Community members with skills they wish to share with elementary school youth are welcome to apply. Applications must be submitted by August 29, 2012 Please contact: Christine Gingerella, Program Director Project EXTRA! Laconia School District 39 Harvard Street Laconia, NH 03246 email@example.com 603-524-5710 For more information, Please visit our website for information about the Laconia Schools at: www.laconia.org EOE
LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT 2012-2013 FOOD SERVICE OPENINGS LACONIA MIDDLE SCHOOL Kitchen Assistant This is a part-time, school year position 8:30-1:30 for 180 school days. Duties include food prep, computerized register operation, and any other duties assigned by the kitchen manager. Experience with a computerized point of sale application and cash handling experience preferred.
Substitute Kitchen Assistants Candidates must be able to work on as needed basis in all Laconia Schools.
Contact: Tim Goossens, Food Service Director Laconia School District P.O. Box 309, Laconia, NH 03247 firstname.lastname@example.org For any of the above openings, please fill out and send the Food Service Application located under “Forms” on the Food Service website to the respective contact person. http://laconiafoodservices.weebly.com
TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235
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Land GILFORD: Newly subdivided 1-1/4 acre lots located just outside Laconia, 100% level & dry land, $79,900 each. Owner/broker, 524-1234.
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REWARD 978-689-5086 Mobile Homes Mobile Home Lots for rent in: Meredith, Gilford, Franklin & Hill. Special pricing available. DRM Corp. 373 Court St., Laconia or 520-6261
BOAT Charters special late summer/ fall special pricing in effect now! Fishing, whale watching, family fun, parties for any special occasion. Call for pricing and scheduling (603)496-7194.
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2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10-RElectric blue, as new condition. $4,500. Call 455-5660
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2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide. 2000 miles, blue, many extras, mint. $15,300. 387-9342 Rick 2012 Harley Davidson Police Special 103/6: Anti-lock brakes, 2-year factory warranty, $16,500. (603)707-2944. COLLECTOR Bike 1979 Honda Twinstar CM185, 950 miles, like new, engine bars an windshield, E/S. $1295.603-858-1779
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Recreation Vehicles 2002 5th Wheel Camper: Large slideout, sleeps 6, queen bed. Very good condition. $9,500 OBO Call 267-8465 or 630-6555. 2008 Keystone Hornet Travel Trailer. Model #M-29RLS, 31 ft. Excvellent condition, one owner, been no smoking or pets in unit. Two power slideouts, AC/ heat, stereo w/DVD. Shower, queen size bed/ sofa bed. Can be seen
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Carlene Rose named business department head at Lakes Region Community College LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College’s new Business, Accounting, and Office Technology Management Department Head/ Professor, Carlene Rose of New Hampton and LRCC Business Management Professor Max Brown of Loudon served as guest speakers at a recent Service Corps of Retired Executives
(SCORE) local chapter meeting in Laconia. Installed as new chapter president at the meeting was Frank Giebutowski of Wolfeboro. “I was impressed with the structure and level of tactical/ strategic planning of SCORE members present,” says Rose who has just taken
SPR Property Services Residential & small office cleaning. Mobile home hand washing. Trash & junk removal. Shannon 998-6858
STEVE!S LANDSCAPING & GENERAL YARD WORK HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email: email@example.com
For all your yard needs and tree removal. 524-4389 or 630-3511
ST. JOSEPH!S CHURCH BELMONT INDOOR YARD & BAKE SALE Friday 8/24 4-7 PM Saturday 8/25 8AM-1PM
PIANO tuning & repair. Ed Bordeleau PTG-RTT (603)483-2897.
Store your Car, Boat, Motorcycle, RV in a clean/dry place. Monthly rates. 524-1430 or 455-6518
SENIOR Care Services: Meals, shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, transportation, personal care, respite and mature caring companionship. Hourly, overnight & 24-hour individualized senior care services. Caregivers screened, interviewed, experienced and qualified. Independently owned & operated. www.shcclr.com. Call for a FREE in-home assessment, (603)556-7817.
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over as LRCC Business Department Head for the fall semester starting September 4. “It is exciting to see the level of dedication to the success of Lakes Region business enterprise exemplified by these fine professionals. Max and I look forward to further developing our relationship with Mr. Giebutowski and other SCORE members to help nurture LRCC’s students.” SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) new Business, Accounthas a network of over ing, and Office Technology Management Department Head/ Pro13,000 volunteers. fessor, Carlene Rose, left, of New Hampton, is shown with Service For additional inforCorps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Incoming Chapter President, mation about LRCC’s Frank Giebutowski, right, of Wolfeboro, following a SCORE staff Business, Accounting, meeting. Rose and LRCC Business Management Professor Max and Office Technology Brown served as guest speakers for the meeting in Laconia. (CourManagement programs, tesy photo) contact Admissions Director, Wayne Fraser at 524-3207 Arts, Culinary Arts, Automotive, and ext. 6766. Registrations are currently Marine Technology, as well as shortbeing accepted for fall. term certificate programs. In addition, Lakes Region Community College LRCC provides a strong background is a fully accredited, comprehensive in Liberal Arts for students who community college located in the choose to do their first two years at a Lakes Region of New Hampshire community college and then transfer that serves over 1,200 students annuto a four-year college or university for ally. LRCC offers 23 associate degree a baccalaureate degree. LRCC is part programs including Nursing, Fire of the Community College System of Technology, Energy Services, Media New Hampshire. HOLOGRAM from page 16 foremost,” said Atwell. “We just wanted to do something that wasn’t in bad taste.” Reaction to the Shakur hologram was huge, with the performance garnering 15 million YouTube hits within 48 hours and winning a top award at the creative marketing gathering Cannes Lions. “You start to open up a whole new universe of legal questions,” said Ed Ulbrich, Chief Creative Officer of Digital Domain, which is also working on the Presley holograms. “As such, we have no intentions of doing anything other than being utterly respectful of these legends and icons.” Because it’s two-dimensional, the Shakur performer isn’t a true hologram, which, by definition, is a 3-D image (Ulbrich notes the technology isn’t quite there for that). But it’s a CALENDAR from page 19
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 Schmooze Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington sponsored by the Lakes Region Young Professionals. Boarding begins at 5 p.m. Boat will remain dockside, so participants may join and leave at any point during the event. Tickets purchased the night of the event cost $20. Lunchtime Book Discussion at Gilford Public Library. 12:30 to 1:30p.m., Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, a collection of short stories by Alice Munro. Bring a lunch and the library will
vivid digital creation that audiences are far more accustomed to seeing in movies — except there is no screen. Brown and Atwell say part of its challenge was integrating Shakur’s performance into the larger show featuring Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and others. Shakur’s entry and exit had to be carefully planned to fit into the show, with the creators opting to have his image burst apart into a cloud of gold specks. Brown and Atwell said the dissolve seemed most appropriate. “He has a mystique and that aura that kind of transcends death even,” Brown said. Stars wield extensive control over how their names, voices and images are used after they die through likeness, trademark and copyright protections, and now holograms offer them yet another consideration. provide dessert. Crafters corner at Gilford Public Library. 6 to 7:30 p.m., knitting, crocheting and other needlework projects. Evening book discussion at Gilford Public Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, a collection of short stories by Alice Munro. Refreshments will be served. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Better Together meeting. 4 to 6 p.m. at the Laconia Middle School.
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