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Insurance company going after builder for $400k spent after ‘09 flood at GMS GILFORD — The School District’s insurance company has sued the Keenebased construction company which built the Middle School for the $400,000 claim paid in the wake of a failure of the priming portion of the sprinkler system in March of 2009. Primex claims that The MacMillin Comsee FLOOD page 31


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Heritage Com. will try to strengthen teeth of tear-down ordinance BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The Heritage Commission will hold a public hearing on the application of Cafua Management Company, LLC, owner of the Hathaway House at 1106 Union Avenue, to demolish the building on Wednesday, January 22 at City Hall beginning at 6:30.

The commission has anticipated scheduling a hearing since October when a work crew shattered the glass and boarded the windows at the historic building. When Greg Nolan, director of development at Cafua, who oversaw the permitting and construction of the adjacent Dunkin’ Donuts store and undertook to preserve and maintain the Hathaway House, failed

to respond to inquiries, members of the commission began picketing on weekends. When the commission met last evening, Pam Clark, who chairs the panel, recounted the fraught relationship with Cafua dating from 2008. Then Cafua, which acquired the 1.61-acre lot and 5,030-square-foot building in 2000, proposed demolishing the Hathasee HERITAGE page 31

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NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church’s new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time. The pope beat out NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the distinction, which the newsmagazine has been giving each year since 1927. The former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected in March as the first pope from Latin America and the first Jesuit. Since taking over at the Vatican, he has urged the Catholic Church not to be obsessed with “small-minded rules” and to emphasize compassion over condemnation in dealing with touchy topics like abortion, gays and contraception. He has denounced the world’s “idolatry of money” and the “global scandal” that nearly 1 billion people today go hungry, and has charmed the masses with his simple style and wry sense of humor. see POPE page 31

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Fatal crash said caused by Sunapee man’s suicide attempt ers left court without speaking to reporters. Dellinger served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at PPG Industries Inc., taking a severance package worth more than $1 million in cash plus stocks when he left in 2011 because of health reasons, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Dellinger, who also held top-level posts at Sprint Corp., Delphi Corp. and General Electric Co., bought a home on Sunapee Lake in November 2012, according to property records. Susan Morrell, senior assistant attorney general for New Hampshire, said Dellinger argued with his wife over his medications on the morning of the crash. He left the house and began to drive around, growing increasingly despondent, she said. A trooper said Dellinger said he intended to kill himself. “He was driving around, depressed and loopy,” Morrell said. “He saw the median

LEBANON (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive told police he was trying to kill himself when he drove his pickup truck across the grassy median of a highway and slammed into an SUV, killing an expectant couple inside, prosecutors said Wednesday. Robert Dellinger is charged with two counts of reckless manslaughter in connection with the crash, which killed 29-year-old Jason Timmons and 24-year-old Amanda Murphy, who was eight months pregnant. Timmons and Murphy were from Wilder, Vt.; their unborn child also died. Prosecutors said Dellinger’s truck crossed the median on Interstate 89 on Saturday, became airborne and sheared off the top of the couple’s car, killing them instantly. The medical examiner’s report said the injuries they suffered were consistent with a plane crash. The 53-year-old Dellinger, of Sunapee, was arraigned by video. He sat at a table and stared down for most of the proceeding. His wife, sons and about a dozen other support-

and decided to turn into it.” Morrell noted the portion of median Dellinger chose had no trees, rocks or other obstacles. “He could have chosen many other ways to kill himself that would not put anyone else in danger,” she said. Dellinger’s lawyer, R. Peter Decato, called the state’s comments “over the top” and said Dellinger had led a “productive and exemplary life.” He argued for low bail for Dellinger. A judge ordered Dellinger held on $250,000 cash bail, which his family was ready to post Wednesday. Dellinger also will have to get a mental health evaluation, wear an electronic monitor, surrender his passport and driver’s licenses and not drive a car. He’ll have to stay in New Hampshire despite a request by his lawyer to allow him to travel for mental health treatment in Kansas, where he has property.

Florida prosecutor says no domestic charges will be filed against Zimmerman MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman will not face domestic violence charges because his girlfriend did not wish to pursue the case and there was scant evidence of a crime, a state prosecutor said Wednesday. Samantha Scheibe’s decision not to cooperate and the lack of other corroborating evidence would have made the case difficult to prove, State Attorney Phil Archer in Seminole County said in a statement. “There is no reasonable likelihood of a

successful prosecution,” Archer said. Zimmerman, 30, had faced charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief following a Nov. 18 confrontation at the central Florida house he shared with Scheibe. She initially told police Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her face during an argument, smashed her coffee table and pushed her out of the house. She recanted much of that in an affidavit filed this week in which she referred to

Zimmerman as “my boyfriend” and said she wanted him back. If convicted of the felony assault charge, Zimmerman could have gotten a maximum of five years in prison. He had been free on $9,000 bail prior to Archer’s announcement and had been ordered to stay away from Scheibe’s house in Apopka. Zimmerman’s attorney, Jayne Weintraub, filed a motion earlier this week see ZIMMERMAN page 8

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Hand out or hand up? When the 16th Amendment was ratified one hundred years ago, it gave the federal government the ability to lay and collect taxes on individual citizens. Prior to that time, the federal government assessed each state their portion of the federal budget, based on each state’s population. States would then levy a tax on the citizens, collect the money, and send it to the federal government. President Taft wanted a more equitable way to assess citizens for their share of the federal expenditures and, from that, evolved the 16th Amendment. While President Taft was right, the mere fact that the government can impose taxes on individuals as it sees fit, is cause for concern. Individuals simply don’t have the voice, or the clout that a state government has, to put pressure on the federal government to manage more wisely. The ability to tax also negates the need to find real solutions to problems, as it allows bureaucracies, once started, to continue to grow regardless of their performance. Every deficiency or failure of the bureaucracy brings a shout, a demand, for more tax revenues. There is no need for a bona fide solution, just levy more taxes and let the failed bureaucracy continue to grow. An example of a new bureaucratic failure is the website for the Affordable Care Act. The site has already incurred over $600 million in costs and has yet to perform up to any measure of acceptable standards that normal businesses would demand. More money will continue to be thrown at the problem in the hopes that it will one day operate within some standard norms. No business would have ever permitted such excessive cost over-runs, or have undergone such minimal testing, or have proceeded to launch when every pre-cutover signal was that the cutover would be a failure, or, importantly, have no security built into the system. To say that it has been a novice performance up to this time is the kindest thing one can say. However, to this point, the website failure is miniscule when compared to other federal bureaucratic failures. For example, the War on Poverty was started under President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, in the hopes of elevating those in need out of poverty and into the middle class. At that time, there were about 34 million people living at the poverty level. Fast forward to 2009, and we find about the same percentage

of people were living in poverty as did when the program was started . . . in spite of the fact that over $16 trillion has been spent trying to eliminate it. One of the side effects of that “investment” is that in 1965, two thirds, or 67 percent of lowincome households were headed by a full-time worker. By 1991, only 11 percent of those households were headed by a full-time worker. An article in the New York Times pointed out that, in 2009, the federal government spent $14,849 for every man, woman, and child living in poverty. The article went on to say, “Throwing money at the problem has neither reduced poverty nor made the poor self-sufficient.” To this point, our national debt of $17+ trillion is quite close to what we have spent on the War on Poverty, without making any significant improvement in the poverty level. It seems that our bureaucracies prefer to seek tax revenues more than they seek solutions to problems. Why not try seeking solutions? For example, there are some geographic locations in this country that have been poverty stricken for decades, and there appears to be little hope of turning around that problem. Shouldn’t we consider a family relocation plan that would allow people to move from systemic poverty areas to locations with good employment? In combination with that relocation plan, provide a corresponding job training program for members of the household so they could become proficient in any number of marketable skills. Such a plan would help people work their way out of poverty and become self-sufficient, and, in the longer term, would reduce the Federal expenditures that exist today. When WWII ended, returning military could use their GI benefits to learn any number of trades . . . plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, and so on. The employers who were willing to take on that training responsibility were compensated for a portion of the wages they paid to the apprentice. Over time, the employer no longer needed to be subsidized, as the trainee had become skilled in his chosen field and could offer his services on the open market. This is but one example. The federal government is rife with problems in need of solutions. Every process can be improved. We should stop suffering bloated bureaucracies and demand solutions to problems. (Bob Meade is a Laconia resident.)

Coincidence? Or was Nancy Pelosi trying to tell us something? To The Daily Sun, Does anyone remember Nancy Pelosi saying, “You have to pass it to see what’s in it” to the American people? The other day I went to see my

a stool sample and told me I have to pass it so he can see what’s in it. Is this just coincidence or was Nancy trying to tell us something about Obamacare? Greg Knytych

LETTERS Problem isn’t level of gas tax, it’s how those funds are spent To The Daily Sun, This is in response to Paula Trombi’s letter in the December 6th Sun. Paula, while I have to agree there are problems with properly funding the DOT and making sure our highways are properly maintained and patrolled, you are assigning blame to the wrong people. It isn’t that there isn’t enough revenue flowing into the state’s Highway Fund. That isn’t the big problem. Instead, it’s the monies being pulled out of the Highway Fund that are being used for state operations and programs that have nothing to do with our highways. What’s worse is that by doing so, our government, including the state Legislature, is violating the state Constitution, specifically Part II, Article 6-a, by using those funds for purposes other than those laid out in the article. How can Health and Human Services, Family Court, and a whole host of other state agencies and programs lay claim to those funds that have nothing to do with “construction, reconstruction and maintenance of public highways within this state, including the supervision of traffic thereon and payment of the interest and principal of obligations incurred for said purposes”? The Judicial Branch of New Hampshire’s government does receive funding from the Highway Fund, or at

least that part that deals with our highways, that being traffic court. But other than the DOT and the Department of Safety, how can any other state agency lay claim to money in the Highway Fund? They shouldn’t be able to, but they do. I recall seeing in an article a few years ago in the Union Leader that showed where money from the Highway Fund was going. At its worse a bit over 63 percent of the money allocated from the Highway Fund was going where it was constitutionally mandated to go. The balance went for purposes for which the fund was never intended. I even recall then-Governor John Lynch telling the Legislature that the Highway Fund “was not an ATM to be used by the Legislature” to fund non-highway related agencies or programs. Unfortunately that problem persists. Before we look at raising gas taxes, registration fees, and other taxes and fees to generate more revenue for the DOT, maybe we should turn our attention at those raiding the Highway Fund and stop them from doing so. Otherwise all we will do is provide them with even more money to steal from the fund. Let’s fix that problem first before we turn to ever increasing taxes and fees, shall we? Dale Channing Eddy Gilford

I support the WOW Trail because it makes good sense for city To The Daily Sun, An open letter to the Laconia City Council: There has been much conversation regarding how best to invest Downtown TIF funding. I support the plan to make the city more pedestrian friendly and especially support the expansion of the WOW Trail. The trail is a great way for people to get outside and exercise in a safe environment. I walk my dogs on part of the trail almost every day. Even more, I believe a completed WOW Trail will be an amenity for our region, showcasing our beautiful lakes

to visitors and linking them to different parts of the city in a unique way. Revitalizing Downtown Laconia begins with bringing people here. Expanding the WOW Trail will help do that. I have committed $5,000 of my own money toward Phase 2 of the WOW Trail because I believe it makes good sense for the city. I am happy and proud to be a supporter of the trail and encourage City Council to invest Downtown TIF funding toward Phase 2 also. Penny Pitou, President Penny Pitou Travel, Inc. Laconia

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LETTERS How about terminating downtown thru-traffic with TIF money? To The Daily Sun, Urban Renewal destroyed downtown Laconia, a national example of what not to do. TIF, a synonym for Urban Renewal, is a politically appealing tool because it does not require the city to raise your tax rate. Instead,TIFs generate money for redevelopment by raising the value of the property involved that is taxed. Ops! The Laconia tax rate rose $1 because the total city assessment decreased. Could it be because of all the areas in the city declared as TIF areas? When the TIF is established, the city looks at the value of all the property differently than all the other parcels which comprised the city’s grand total assessed value used to set the tax rate. The city uses the “Equalized Assessed Value” to determine TIF .property values. This is the “Base EAV”. Remember, TIFs capture money by devoting all new property taxes to “redevelopment”. That means that once a TIF is established, the city of Laconia’s general fund gets no new revenue from the TIF area. Their share of the property taxes is “frozen” at the level it was at just before the TIF was approved. The taxes on all the new property values in the TIF go into the TIF fund and are reinvested in that area, or may be transferred to other TIF areas. Where does this new property value come from? It can happen in one of three ways. First, there could be new development on vacant land that, before the new project was built, paid little or no taxes. Second, there could be improvements to existing properties, such as an addition to a house, a factory, or a store. Third, the taxes on existing properties could go up, either because of inflation (sometimes called “natural growth” in property values) or because of gentrification in the neighborhood. In any of these cases, the new tax dollars go to the project fund controlled by the TIF district, not to the city’s general fund.

TIF was designed to channel funding toward improvements in distressed, underdeveloped, or underutilized parts of a jurisdiction where development might otherwise not occur. TIF creates funding for private projects by borrowing against the future increase assessment generating property-tax revenues. TIFs represents property tax dollars that would have gone into the public coffers even without the financed improvements. What is the “Equalized Assessed Value” of the seven proposed parcels involved in the TIF “redevelopment Areas”? What is the TIF’s Base EAV total property tax revenue prior to TIF, current and projected? What is the Base EAV assessed value of the land to be used for the Gateway Park? What is the projected TIF revenue? What is the projected increase in assessments for comparable abutters? The Laconia Water Co. or the Sewer Dept. are inherently part of the TIF area but do qualify as Base EAV because they do not pay property taxes, therefore, void as a property tax revenue contributor? What is the total “Equalized Assessed Value,” value of the WOW Trail and Riverwalk/WOW? What is the projected revenue over the 20 year intended to offset the $1,337,800 borrowing for the seven projects. How does any TIF property tax dollars from the seven projects, not directly attributed the “redevelopment” of the downtown, going to do to revitalize the Laconia’s downtown considering two prior urban renewals failed? Do the seven TIF projects meet the letter of the law? How about simply terminating the thru-traffic in the area created subsequent to Urban Renewal: 1. Restore the pedestrian shopping area and place a cover such as found in other innovative shopping malls? Such a project does qualify for TIF funds currently available which could be accomplish without borrowing. Thomas A. Tardif Laconia

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10 poorest U.S. cities haven’t elected a Republican in decades To The Daily Sun, Why should other cities and states bail out Detroit and how did Detroit become so indebted? Detroit, Michigan is one of the 10 poorest cities in the country with a population of over 250,000. It ranks number one, with 32.5 percent of its population living below the poverty level. I would be remiss if I failed to mention that Detroit hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961 and the other nine cities on the 10 poorest list haven’t elected a Republican mayor in more than 40 years. Two of the cities on the list have never had a Republican mayor. So, “What difference does it make”? Well, first and foremost, Democrats believe in TBS. That stands for Tax, Borrow and Spend. Democrats habitually spend more than they take in. Second of all, the ghettos in every large city can best be described as, “The Democrats’ Plantation”. It is the responsibility of the Democrat Party to keep the lower socio-economic population addicted to and trapped by the entitlement programs they provided. Entitlements ensure that the poor vote the Democrat ticket as they wither and die in the ghetto. I’m reminded of two presidents from Illinois; one was a visionary and the other implemented policies contrary to the first. While one united the nation; the other divided it socially and economically. One said: “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discourag-

ing thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” (The author was Abraham Lincoln.) The other president would destroy the rich to placate the poor. He stood by as the nation’s bond rating went from AAA to AA. He has never submitted a budget while he managed to increase the national debt by two trillion a year for each year he was in office? He has promoted political, economic and social warfare. He is a member of the same party that said;”We have to pass it so we can see what’s in it”. That my dear reader is what a proctologist would say with regard to a stool sample. I’m convinced that was pretty much what we got. If you live in a town, city or state that is not facing bankruptcy it’s probably because your elected officials have a budget where they don’t spend more than they take in. If you can live within your budget, why should you be forced to shoulder the debt of the irresponsible entities in this country? Detroit may be the first large city to go bankrupt but is far from the last. In chronological order Buffalo NY, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH, Miami FL, St. Louis MO, El Paso TX, Milwaukee WI, Philadelphia PA and Newark NJ will follow Detroit and that’s food for thought. George Dengel Hebron

Thanks for participating in Town of Alton’s Light Up Night To The Daily Sun, On behalf of the Alton Historical Society, we would like to extend thanks to all who participated in the Town of Alton Light-up Night on Saturday, December 7. The superb coordination of the festivities, spearheaded by the Alton Parks and Recreation Department, the Alton Business Association along with the Alton Historical Society, created a fun-filled evening of activities for many families and community members. Thanks are also extended to Alton

Home and Lumber Center for providing hay rides, Hannaford’s of Alton for providing sandwiches, the Alton Police Department for a safe night, and to the many individual volunteers for their time and donation of refreshments. The Alton Historical Society was pleased to welcome over 100 people for refreshments in our museum in the Gilman Library, and to the J. Jones Freight Building next to the B&M Railroad Park for a bonfire with S-mores. Nelson Kennedy, Vice-President, Alton Historical Society

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Man will argue he wasn’t resisting arrest, just trying to protect himself from getting hurt By Gail OBer


LACONIA — A local man arrested on September 24 in a downtown parking lot said that his attempts to get away from the arresting sheriff’s deputy were made as self defense. Joseph Morrissette, 24, formerly of Court St. has filed notice of what is called an affirmative defense in the Belknap County Superior Court. Morrissette was charged with one count of resisting arrest and one count of simple assault. Atty. Jared Bedrick explained yesterday that when the state decided to pursue enhance penalties (or prison sentences) for resisting arrest and assault on the deputy, whose lip was cut during the fight, the case went over to superior court because the circuit court cannot impose prison sentences — only county-level house of corrections sentences. Morrissette was also charged with two counts of possession of narcotics and one count of possession with intent to sell narcotics. Morrissette filed a motion to suppress the drug evidence in the 4th Circuit Court, arguing that the arresting deputy had no reason to detain him. Judge Jim Carroll agreed and ruled on October 5 that the drugs seized by the Belknap County Sheriff’s Department could not be used as evidence. According to Carroll’s ruling and affidavits submitted to the court, Morrissette was leaning into the back seat of a friend’s car and was spotted by the deputy as he was driving north on Main Street in Laconia.

The deputy said he approached the car because it was illegally stopped but focused his attention on Morrissette, who told him he was there to get a hair cut. The driver of the car left and the deputy made no effort to follow the car. During the ensuing minutes, the deputy said he grabbed Morrissette, who he knew from a previous drug arrest in a case that is still pending, and Morrissette objected to being grabbed. A scuffle ensued and the deputy told him to stay still or he would be zapped with a Taser. The defendant said he was trying to get away from the deputy, fearing he would be hurt. The deputy deployed his electric stun gun and Morrissette was taken into custody. In his ruling, Carroll said “the Court finds that the action by the deputy was directed at the driver of the vehicle upon his approach to the vehicle.” “There is no basis in fact to warrant his seizure of the defendant — the leaning in of the defendant into the vehicle (and) his subsequent nervousness — do not add to the articulable facts supporting the deputy’s seizure,” he wrote. Carroll said that once the driver was not longer illegally parked and since the deputy made no effort to follow the driver, his further contact with Morrissette and any “fruits of the poisoned tree” could not be used against him. The three drug charges were bound over to Belknap County Superior Court however, to date, Morrissette has not be indicted by a grand jury.

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LACONIA — Belknap County commissioners are planning to meet with local officials over the next seven weeks to discuss the proposed $26.6 million county budget for 2014 as well as the ongoing jail planning process. The meetings start today with commissioner slated to be on the agenda at the 3:30 p.m. meeting of the Tilton Selectboard and at the 7 p.m. meeting of the New Hampton Selectboard. ‘’We think it’s important to have these meetings with town officials,’’ said Chairman John Thomas (R-Belmont) when the commission met Wednesday morning. ‘’We want to go over the budget and our priorities with towns. We realize that it’s a major time commitment for local officials to serve and want to keep the meetings as brief as possible, but also be there to answer questions they may have.’’ said Thomas. Commissioners also expect to be questioned about the planning which has been going on for nearly two years on a proposed new county jail, according to Commissioner Ed Philpot Jr. (D-Laconia), who chairs the County Jail Planning Committee. The committee has been looking at an interim solution to crowded conditions at the Belknap County House of Corrections which would involve a $3.5 million bond issue. The funds would be used for 48-bed temporary housing unit, which would cost $1,584,681 for a three-year contract; $500,000 for a schematic







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expected that two or three weeks would be needed to complete the cleaning and repairs. Meanwhile, the after-school program will continue to operate at Laconia Middle School until further notice. “The arrangement with the Middle School is working very well,” Avery said. “The teachers and staff have been very welcoming.” Vandals broke into the club last weekend, where they caused what Police Chief Chris Adams, the president of the club, called “significant damage,” including extensive water damage to the sub-basement. On Tuesday, police announced that three students of Laconia High School, all males aged 14, 15 and 16, were arrested and charged with burglary and criminal mischief, both felonies. The three juveniles will be prosecuted in by the juvenile division of the 4th Circuit Court - Laconia.

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design for a new county correction facility and $1 million for replacing the HVAC system at the current jail. Next week commissioners will be in Belmont on Monday at 5 p.m. to meet with selectmen and will meet the same day with Gilmanton selectmen at 6:30 p.m. The commissioners will meet with Gilford selectmen on Wednesday, December 18 at 7 p.m. and with the Laconia City Council on Monday, December 23 at 7 p.m. Next month they are scheduled to meet with Meredith selectmen on Monday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. in Center Harbor; Tuesday, January 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Barnstead and Wednesday, January 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Sanbornton. ZIMMERMAN from page 2 asking that the no-contact order be lifted. That motion included Scheibe’s affidavit stating she did not want the prosecution to go forward. “I am pleased that I was able to present credible evidence to reasonable prosecutors who took the time to listen and that justice prevailed,” Weintraub said in an email. “This demonstrates how great our system is.” The arrest was one of a string of legal problems for Zimmerman since he was acquitted last summer of murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, who was a neighborhood watch volunteer, said he shot the unarmed, black teenager in self-defense during a confrontation in February 2012 inside a gated community in Sanford, just outside Orlando.

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Newfound told its been handling trust funds improperly for years By Thomas P. Caldwell


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BRISTOL — The Newfound Area School Board hopes to address a technical problem with funds administration by drafting a warrant article to establish a trustee for those accounts. School Administrative Unit 4 Business Administrator Michael Limanni told the school board on Monday that the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration has been unable to find a record of the district voting to name the Town of Bristol as the trustee of those funds, although the town is the appropriate body to oversee the funds, and has been doing so for years. He said none of the votes to establish the various trust funds named a trustee as required by law. Vice-Chair Ruby Hill of Danbury said she cannot imagine the seven towns that make up the Newfound Area School District agreeing to place the money with a single town, saying she would prefer to have a trustee from each town administering the funds. She later offered a motion to direct an attorney to draft a suitable warrant article to address the problem, with one of the options being to establish a board comprising one trustee from each town. Chair Vincent Paul Migliore asked Limanni whether the school board could administer the funds but Limanni said it needed to be an independent party. The DRA said Bristol is the appropriate party since that is where the central office is located. The trustee of trust funds serves to ensure that money appropriated for a specific purpose is utilized for that purpose and is not applied to other areas outside the scope of the trust fund. The district has a number of expendable trust accounts and contingency funds, as well as scholarships and other funds that currently are held in an investment pool. In order to access those funds, the district must ask the trustee for their release. Limanni, recently hired as the business administrator for SAU 4, said that, in reviewing the district’s finances, he discovered the problem and the DRA told him the district needed to address the issue to comply with the law. According to statute, the district should have named a trustee when it formed, or when the first fund was established; however, officials have been unable to find any record of the district having done so. While the DRA said the trustee should be the Town of Bristol, the Newfound board probably could name any of the towns as trustee, although the DRA would have to approve the decision, Limanni said.

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The business administrator agreed to draft some sample warrant articles to run by an attorney as a way of avoiding the cost of having an attorney draft an article from scratch. In other business, board members who serve on both the SAU 4 Board and the Newfound Area School Board — both of which met on Monday — reviewed the proposed SAU and school district budgets, reiterating some disagreement on the spending. Although the Newfound board already voted for a proposed 2014-2015 budget that now is being reviewed by the school district budget committee, some members would like to see further cuts. During the School Administrative Unit 4 Board meeting, Lloyd Belbin of Bristol said he could not understand why, with 61 fewer pupils in the district, the superintendent was looking to add a $100,000 curriculum coordinator. (The position actually would pay $80,000 plus benefits.) Superintendent Stacy Buckley said she was reducing other areas of the budget to fund the position which she felt was essential in bringing the curriculum in line between schools so each grade would be receiving appropriate instruction. Students from outlying schools currently have some difficulty when reaching the middle school because of differing levels of instruction. When Belbin said, “Kids today don’t get the basics,” Buckley replied, “That’s because no one oversees the K-12 curriculum to see that it happens.” When asked who currently is responsible for curriculum, Buckley said it’s part of the superintendent’s job, but with other duties, she and the previous superintendents have not had sufficient time to properly address it. Hill agreed: “It wasn’t really getting done with the superintendent trying to do it.” Limanni reiterated that the curriculum coordinator’s position was being funded by reallocating the budget and he pointed out that the total proposed budget is $150,000 lower than the current-year spending. During the Newfound board meeting, another position that met with some opposition was that of a $72,500 school resource officer. While the school district would be funding the SRO position, the officer would be part of the Bristol Police Department. Belbin repeated his opposition to that position as not being necessary and as something to further increase the school district budget. Some members of the Newfound Area School see next page

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Sunday – All Levels Flow....................8:30-9:30am Monday – All Levels Hatha ................5:30-6:45pm Tuesday – All Levels Flow.............................6-7am Tuesday – All Levels Flow.......................5-6:15pm Wednesday – Roots of Vinyasa.................6-7:15pm Thursday – Mommy & Me (18mos-2yr).......9-9:30am Thursday – Children’s Yoga (2yr-4yr). . . . .10-10:45am Thursday – Yin Yoga.................................6-7:15pm Friday – TGIF Lunchtime Yoga.......12:10-12:50pm Saturday – Power & Peace........................8-9:15am

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Thursday, December 12, 2013— Page 11

Don’t Miss the at the Belknap Mill Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

30 Crafters • Bake Sale Great Stocking Stuffers Gifts for Children & Adults

Belknap Mill The Mill Plaza

25 Beacon St. East Laconia NH (603) 524-8813

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138 Durrell Mountain Rd, Belmont

HOLIDAY OPEN BARN Dec. 7, 8, 14 & 15 • 10am-2pm Come Meet the Alpacas Enjoy some Refreshments Do some Holiday Shopping in our Fiber Hut for Alpaca-made items

Santa’s been looking over your wish list very carefully Hazel Cook visits with a man from the North Pole while Charlene Vijalkowski looks on during the Laconia Elders Friendship Club’s annual Christmas party at Leavitt Park on Wednesday afternoon. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

from preceding page District Budget Committee, including former Alexandria Police Chief Harold “Skip” Reilly, also have voiced opposition to the SRO position. Belbin noted that, despite the school district having reduced the current-year budget, declining student enrollment and the resulting reduction in state aid resulted in the school tax rate increasing by $1 per $1,000 of net assessed valuation, and Bristol taxpayers have been asking why. Other school board members agreed that it is difficult to explain the increased taxes to their constituents. Migliore said he personally objected to the use of the term “level-funded” when comparing the budget proposal to the previous year. “When we educate fewer kids with the same budget, I don’t consider that ‘level-funded’,” he said.

1,569 N.H. residents sign up for Obamcare CONCORD (AP) — Nearly five times as many New Hampshire residents selected a health plan through the new federal health insurance market in November compared with the first month of open enrollment. Figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show 1,300 individuals selected a plan last month, compared with 269 in October, bringing the total to 1,569. Altogether, the state had 8,763 completed applications by Nov. 30, covering 17,234 people. About 30 percent of those who’ve completed applications so far have been eligible for tax credits and other financial assistance. Nationally, just over 364,600 people have selected plans under the health care overhaul law as of Nov. 30.


Home for the Holidays Singers in a Live Concert of Beautiful Seasonal Music

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New Years Eve Join us for dinner and music with Paul Warnick at 9:30 Soup

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Prosciutto, Apples, Dried Cranberries, Candied Walnuts, Gorgonzola Cheese tossed with Mixed Greens in a Pear Vinaigrette

Music Clinic Theatre Company

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Saturday, December 14 at 2 pm Sunday, December 15 at 2 pm

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Look How Far We’ve Come in a Year!

Thank You Lakes Region Hayward & Company Southern NH Concrete W. F. Richards Excavation Belknap Landscape Company Randall Shuey – Site Planner Jordan Associates Landscape Architects Morin Electric The Home Beautiful Steeplechase Custom Homes Nutter Enterprises Phelps Excavation K. A. Clason Fine Woodworking Middleton Building Supply Pella Windows & Doors Hampshire Hardwoods Leighton Diversified Twin Oaks Construction Rockingham Electric Ambrose Bros. Kimball Excavation

Children’s Charity House List of Participating Businesses Eastern Propane Tradesmen Builders Chris Burke Stone Masonry Bella Woods Building & Remodeling Alan Mann Construction All in the Details Interior Design Dumpster Depot Winni Construction Harris Family Furniture Simpson Trucking Mask Construction Baron’s Major Brands Gilford Well Company Custance Brothers Woodworking Stone Creations Decorative Interiors Uncle Hilde’s Lumber Outlet JG’s New Age Interiors Overhead Door Options

Portland Glass Sandra Curtis Design Del R. Gilbert Block AM-HVAC Quality Insulation Melcher & Prescott Insurance Advanced Land Surveying Patrick Wood Law Office Franklin Saving Bank The Home Depot PENCO Plumbing & Heating F.W. Webb Eased Edges Bristol Floor Covering Secondwind Water Systems Lamprey Septic Service 123 Lock-N-Key Volvo Rents Wolcott Construction

& Members of the Community!

Osborne’s Agway Liquid Lawn Hydroseeding Scott Compton Builders Bentley Quality Painting J. F. Kimball Excavation J. P. Willette Carpentry Lacewood Group Patrick’s Pub & Eatery Person’s Concrete Pike Industries Renee Claire Creative National Lumber/Ted Nemetz Greene & Green Design, Inc. Covenant Fire Protection Have Squeegee Will Travel L&R Cleaning My Turn, Inc. (Mariah Hoffman) Brian Smith Painting The Crew at WLNH

See Lakes Region Home Builders & Remodelers Association present a check to the kids on Friday evening between 7 and 8pm. Children’s Charity House Build 2013 To Benefit the

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Discover all The Lakes Region has to offer this holiday season. Find everything you need & more. Shop Local. ABLE STOVE

Able Stove, 456 Laconia Rd., Unit 2, Tilton, NH, has been in business over 15 years. We specialize in pellet, wood, and gas stoves. We also sell inserts and awnings. We not only sell the stoves, we service them too. If you have a problem with your stove, please call us at anytime. We sell many name brands and hope you will stop by and see us. A special thanks to all of our loyal customers.


At Awakenings Espresso Café, it’s not just about the coffee! There’s truly something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a gourmet espresso treat, an everyday cup of perfectly brewed coffee, homemade pastries, breakfast, bagged coffee or gift items! This holiday season, be sure to order your gift baskets, cakes, and pies! Our warm atmosphere (wi-fi included!) and friendly staff are sure to make this a favorite spot! Open 7 days a week, Monday-Friday 6am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am-1pm at 1429 Lakeshore Rd. in Gilford! 524-1201.


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


Stop by our huge 7 room consignment shop. We carry a great selection of new and gently used items, for all your gift giving! Skates available year round, and other sporting goods, as well as furniture and lots of clothing! We are a family owned consignment shop … come see why we our celebrating 40 years in the Lakes Region!! Gift certificates available. Visit us 7 days a week, 9am-6pm, at 65 Route 25 in Meredith. 279-5062.


Everclear Electrolysis and Sensories Skin Care announce they will be sharing space at 26 DW Highway, Sanbornton (next to Appletree Nurseries.) Although Rita Souza of Everclear Electrolysis and Judy Garvin of Sensories Skin Care met in 2011, their paths have crossed for years. Both focused on excellence, they felt that sharing space would only enhance the level of service they offer their clients. Whether you are scheduling an appointment with Rita or Judy, you will feel comfortable in the newly updated, warm and relaxing environment.



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


Join us at the Frog Rock Tavern, known for its comfortable atmosphere, cold beers, and yummy burgers and appetizers. After a day of shopping, meander your way up to 67 Main St. in Meredith share a plate of nachos and enjoy our homemade salsa with a glass of wine or cocktail. Game on and you want to catch the score while you are out? Come check out the score of the game on one of our five TV’s. You will aways find a comfortable place to eat and relax at the Frog Rock Tavern.


George’s Diner was purchased in 1991 from “George.” We expanded the menu from Breakfast and Lunch to include Dinner, operating with the purpose of serving “Just Good Food.” The recipes for our home-made food come from family and friends. Our customers come from near and far. Please join us for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while out for your Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holiday activities. Gift certificates available, along with hats, t-shirts and mugs. For every $25 gift certificate purchased, you get a free mug! Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!


Celebrating 27 Successful Years ... Gilford Gift Outlet is proud to have been meeting its customers’ card and gift needs for over 27 years. We carry quality greeting cards from Designer Greetings at 1/2 OFF everyday! We are the largest independent Yankee Candle store in the area (and yes, WE ACCEPT YANKEE CANDLE COUPONS). We carry a large assortment of Willow Tree angels and figurines, Melissa and Doug, as well as scarves, jewelry & much more … something for everyone on your shopping list! We would like to thank you for allowing us to be your source for all your card and gift needs for over 27 years. Gilford Gift Outlet is located next to Patricks and the Liquor Store in Gilford. 293-0338.




263 Court St., Laconia


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Reasons to shop local this holiday season: • The money you spend in your community, stays in your community! • You can find amazingly unique gifts! • You can get help from the shop owners. • You don’t have to travel far.



Gilford Mobil Mart, 1400 Lakeshore Rd. Gilford, NH is owned and operated by Dave & Wendy DeVoy. The owners pride themselves with having friendly cashiers and a clean store. They sell quality Mobil products along with convenience store items to meet all your needs. They operate a touch free carwash and a Dunkin Donuts is also located on the premises. Please stop by and support this locally owned business , open from 6 AM to Midnight.


Great Northern Trading Company opened in March of 2005 on the upper level of Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire. The shop is a unique blend of clothing, gifts and home decor, reflecting the casual life style of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. They carry Fresh Produce, Sportswear, as well as Lakes Region Logo Wear and Whimsical Sleepwear. The newest addition to Great Northern Trading Company’s selection is a Christmas Corner, featuring Department 56 Villages, Christopher Radko and much more.... Stop by today! Still Time to Book Your Office or Holiday Party

Gift Cards Available Beacon Street West Downtown Laconia 524-1009


We have been in business at the same location in Gilford since 1999. Our talented,friendly, caring staff are all experienced, having been in the business from 12-45 years. The Hair Factory pride ourselves with the latest hair trends, colors, and perms, as well as nail services. We care about how you look when you leave our salon, and we want you to feel comfortable while you’re here. We are sure you will be totally satisfied when you visit The Hair Factory! Hectors is celebrating it’s 28th year in downtown Laconia. After a long day of shopping, stop in for an appetizer and a cocktail or try one of our dinner specials. Prime Rib is served every Saturday night. Dinner starting at 4pm offering seafood, veal, steaks and vegetarian dishes. We are open for lunch and dinner with homemade soups, quiche and our luncheon specials. We have plenty of parking in front as well as back of our restaurant. We still have some dates available for your holiday or office parties. Owners, Carl and Carla Peterson, invite you to stop in and enjoy the food and the cozy atmosphere at Hectors , Street Car Place in downtown Laconia.


Juniors Crush House, located across from Mtn View Yacht Club in Gilford next to Parafunalia, specializes in their famous Crush Drinks, which is a blend of liquor And fresh squeezed oranges, grapefruit and limes served over crushed ice. Their hand cut and breaded fresh chicken fingers are a customer favorite, as well as their Chicken & Eggplant Parmesan pasta dishes. Join us for Thursday Music Trivia and Giveaways with Jeff Lines, or for our breakfast Sunday Bloody Sunday featuring infused vodka marinating in our spicy medley and homemade bloody mix, garnished with a shrimp! Once snow starts flying, check our Skier and Snowmobiler specials. Friend us on Facebook, Tweet on Twitter or look to our local papers for instant specials and discounts!

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All You Care to Enjoy Voted Best Sunday Brunch in The Lakes Region! Over 50 items including carving station, omelet station, shrimp cocktail, salad repertoire, fresh fruit, dessert table & much more!

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At Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, we’re passionate about helping people achieve & maintain their wellness goals … Getting you results is our business! Family owned & operated, getting the Lakes Region fit since 1991! We offer a wide variety of fitness programs for beginners to athletes, in a warm, caring & friendly atmosphere. We have many classes to choose and professional trainers to help you find the program that is just right for you. We also offer swim lessons and children’s birthday parties. Call 524-9252 for details, visit us at 827 North Main Street in Laconia or check us out on Facebook or at


Vision for the future! Drs. Garfinkle, Scott and Zieja are committed to caring for your vision year round. They invite you to visit the Optical Shop at Laconia Eye & Laser Center for all your sunglass, eyeglass and contact lens needs. Before the year ends, use your flex spending dollars for some great looking eyewear. For the ultimate holiday gift, give the gift of clear vision with LASIK by Dr Garfinkle.



Lifetime Transmissions is central New Hampshire’s #1 transmission repair and replacement service center. Lifetime Transmissions services all makes and models and provides the best warranty in the business because it’s LIFETIME. ASE certified with state of the art diagnostic equipment and over 30 years of experience means that we fix it right the first time. Wishing you the warmest of holiday seasons from 969 Union Avenue in Laconia. 603-527-0060.


Linda Poire, RN, LMT, nationally board certified massage therapist is sole owner and practitioner of Prayerful Touch in Gilford, NH. Her nursing background and interest in holistic care bring an added value to your treatment plan. There are many benefits from massage therapy such as: decreased pain, increased circulation, stress/anxiety relief, improved range of motion, mind-body connection awareness, and relaxation. Cupping therapy has been successful in treating fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, rotator cuff issues to name a few. For more information or for appointment call 603-387-7502.


During this season of giving, please allow our knowledgeable staff to assist you in selecting that perfect gift! We offer many unique pieces. Can’t decide? Gift certificates are available. We can also customize and create a piece sure to become a family heirloom. Lakes Region Jewelers is family owned and operated since 1983. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service after the sale. Come in to visit us at the Belknap Mall. We will be happy to assist you help you with your gift giving needs. 528-3311.

Maggy D’s is located at 263 Court St. in Laconia. During the holiday season, we offer fresh cut New Hampshire Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, greens, kissing balls, quilted items, gifts and more! We offer friendly, personal service. Maggy D’s is always available to make your holiday shopping experience special. Stop by and visit us. Monday through Saturday, 9AM to 8PM, and Sunday 10AM to 4PM. Happy Holidays to all!


Now accepting reservations for private holiday Christmas parties. Call to reserve your room, 279-4631. Looking to get away from the Holiday stress, join us for some easy listening music and a bite to eat every Friday and Saturday evening from 7–10pm. Dr. Phil and Jan, Julia Vellie and Kyle Nickerson all bring a great variety of talent for your enjoyment. All appetizers 1/2 price in the tavern during NFL games! Located on Plymouth Street in Meredith, behind Bootlegger’s, at the light.

Lakes Region Shuttle is a locally owned and operated shuttle service ready to meet all your individual and family transportation needs. They offer reliable, safe and comfortable transportation to and from Boston Logan airport, Manchester Regional airport, South Station and Black Falcon cruise terminal. Their experienced drivers can take your group to the theater, concert or your favorite sporting event. Right now if you reserve your round-trip transportation before 12/21/13 you will get $25 off your entire trip. Senior discounts, flat family rates, discounts for military are also popular. Call tollfree 1-888-386-8181.




For a unique shopping experience, visit the League of NH Craftsmen Gallery. Featuring hand crafted home decor, jewelry, pottery, prints, glass and more. Don’t miss our 2013 ltd. edition ornament, Woven In Winter, a beautiful hand woven black ash basket with a white oak handle made by Alice Ogden. With 7 baskets recently accepted in to the permanent collection at the Smithsonian, this wee treasure makes the perfect gift. Also featuring Santa’s, elves and reindeer by paper mache artist Kathy Marx. Needle felted ornaments by Carolyn Wright and other work inspired by the holidays.

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We would like to thank all of our customers for another great year. Happy Holidays from all of us at Our Family Tree Restaurant. Now Serving Local Woodshed Roasting Company Coffee. (Come in and have a FREE cup of coffee on us Friday 12/13/13.)

Top your meal off with a delicious homemade dessert.

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Meredith Trading Post, located on Route 104, carries a large selection of slippers for holiday gift giving. Quality deerskin gloves, warm sheepskin boots, Red Wing work boots, beautiful Native American made turquoise and sterling silver jewelry. Meredith Trading is an exclusive Stetson hat dealer. We also have bike apparel such as coats, chaps, vests, and accessories, as well as motorcycle and western boots. The Meredith Trading Post has been a long time tradition in The Lakes Region. If you bought slippers from our Moccasin Shop in Gilford in past Christmas seasons, we have all the same products under one roof here at our Meredith store! Our Minnetonka Moccasin on-line store is 100% in-stock for Christmas, as we ship directly from the manufacturer to you! Free shipping through Christmas! Open everyday for your convenience. Please stop in and see us or visit us on-line. 1-866-279-6010.


Our Family Tree Restaurant, 927 Laconia Road, Tilton (Across from Jay’s Marina) was established in 2008. Our family would like to thank everyone for allowing us to serve them during these years. Known for our wicked good breakfasts and top notch specials we strive to cook for your enjoyment and satisfaction. We cook with local produce in season. We present old fashion value like our pies and our service. Come visit our warm and comfortable family style home restaurant. We guarantee you will leave with a full belly and a happy genuine smile.

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A Lakes Region Landmark for Great Food, Fun & Entertainment. Come visit us at the Pub! It could be the most fun you’ll have dining out in the Lakes Region! Offering great value, consistently delicious meals and friendly service...that’s what we do best! Stop in and see why we were voted Best of the Lakes Region 2013 in 13 categories… Patrick’s is conveniently located at Routes 11 and 11b, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, You’ll Love it!


Life cant wait for computer problems. No longer are computers simply a hobby item in our lives. computers have evolved into an integral part of our daily existence helping us with research, managing family photo albums, and helping us communicate by email with friends and business associates all over the country and beyond. Unfortunately computers do fail. And they tend to fail when they are needed the most. NO LONGER CAN LIFE WAIT FOR COMPUTER PROBLEMS - and simply replacing your computer is not always a good option. Your computer can often times be repaired for significantly less money than replacing it - and we can save the data that makes your personal computer “personal!” Bring your computer to our 397 Union Avenue location in Laconia by 12 o’clock noon, and we will have it repaired and ready for you the same day! Or simply call us at 524-1400!

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The Lobster House Restaurant at Shalimar Resort features the freshest seafood in town with live lobsters from our own lobster tank! Join us on Friday and Saturday for Twin Lobster and Surf & Turf Specials and Live entertainment starting at 8pm! Don’t forget Sundays for our award winning, voted Best Sunday Brunch in Lakes Region., AYCE Sunday Brunch from 9-1 with homemade desserts, donuts and cinnamon buns. Chefs carving station, jumbo shrimp cocktail, eggs Benedict, omelet station and much more! Book your holiday party with us, no room charge and menus to suit any budget. 524-1984 for coupons!


We are in our 7th year of Great Service, Food & Entertainment. Voted best Pizza, Burgers, Wings & Salads. And much more. Now serving Breakfast Every Saturday & Sunday. 8-12 Buy 1 get one Free. Join us every Sunday & Monday, 50 Cent wings. Watch the game on one of our 11 55 inch TV’S. Tuesday is Half price Pizza. Or Buy 1 get 1 half off, for Take Out & Delivery. Bring your family or friends every Wednesday 7pm for Team Trivia, weekly prizes. Thursday is Game night specials. No better place to watch a game. Friday and Saturday Live music beginning 830 pm. Check out the schedule and our menu at We can host any party from 10 to 60 people. No room charge.



We are a full service salon and spa specializing in modern color techniques, advanced skincare, and natural nails. Shine Salon + Spa features Matrix ColorInsider Ammonia Free color. Our colorist, LuAnn DePaolo has 10 years experience and specializes in restorative color services and hair styling. The skincare spa features, Lisa Chisholm, Certified Aesthetic Medical Specialist formally of Skin Clinique in Gilford. Resulted oriented facials include AHA Peel Series, Microdermabrasion, and Clinical Acne Care. Watch our ads for seasonal specials and promotions. We look forward to meeting you.

Give the gift that will sparkle this Holiday Season! Buy 3 of our best washes for only $30. That’s more than a 20% savings! Our best wash, “The Works”, gives your vehicle a Sparkle Clean shine, complete with triple foam that looks and smells amazing. For more information, or to purchase a gift card, visit our Meredith location at 246 D.W. Highway/Route 25 or call 603-2797114. Our second location is in Laconia on Union Avenue. We also offer vacuums, vending, and detailing services.


At Tavern 27 you can eat, drink and relax.....with great food in a casual atmosphere. Now booking holiday parties and group events. Tavern 27 uses fresh, local ingredients many of which are organic. The menu includes American style tapas, gourmet pizzas, entrees, steak, soups, tempting salads, desserts and full bar. Also available are gluten free, vegetarian and pescatarian options. Open six days a week. Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-10:00pm; Friday-Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm. 2075 Parade Rd. Laconia, 528-3057,


84 Union Ave. Laconia • 524-1175 Largest Furniture Consignment in the Lakes Region Over 6,000 sq. ft. of Furniture and Home Decor

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

Whether your first stop for shopping or your last, The Studio has great gifts for everyone as well as unusual greeting cards -- you won’t find anything else like it in town! Give a call at 455-8008 to find out when we’ll be open late and what kind of special promotions and events we’ve got in store. There is always something fun and different at The Studio -- a little out of the way, a lot out of the ordinary!

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The Shops at Vintage Row represents a collection of little shops tucked away in an often overlooked area of downtown Laconia, at 110 Beacon St. West. Owned by four local women, the individual shops; New England Porch Rockers, Curiosity & Co., Chase Island Design and Willow & Sage specialize in everything from antiques and vintage items, to custom home decor and chair caning. Unique gifts include handmade soy candles, custom home accessories, beeswax candles, lotions, and soaps, and much more. As an alternative, all of the shops offer gift certificates. For more information and business hours, visit online at www.


The Thrifty Yankee is a surprisingly little store in Meredith with a huge selection of fashion and costume jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, records, collectibles, DVDs, handbags, clothing and small furniture. For the outdoor enthusiast they offer fishing poles. hunting equipment and camping supplies. The owner’s motto is “no reasonable offer will be refused”. Beverly has been in the gold buying and selling business since 1985 where she started her career in the Jeweler’s Building in Boston. Finance your holiday shopping by selling your gold and silver jewelry and coins in any condition. New items arrive daily, so come often. The Thrifty Yankee is open week days 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm. Closed Tuesdays. Located across from Inter-Lakes High School, plenty of parking.


TLC Jewelry, the hidden gem of downtown Tilton, is your source for discount jewelry needs. We offer a large variety of engagement rings, wedding bands, gemstone rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, Sterling silver jewelry and men’s jewelry. We will consign your unwanted jewelry that is too good to scrap. We buy all unwanted jewelry and coins paying the highest prices guaranteed!! You can take an extra 10% off any same day in-store purchase when selling your gold. Layaway now for Christmas. 25% off all Citizen watches in stock. We are here to save you money! Come see us at 279 Main St., Tilton or call 286-7000.


Looking for a special piece of furniture? Too Good To Be Threw is an upscale furniture and home décor store tucked away in an historic building that once housed a sewing mill at 84 Union Ave. Laconia. The lakes region’s largest consignment space has 6,000 sq ft. of furniture, collectibles and kitchen items to help you decorate your home or cottage. The store has been open for 7 years, and if you haven’t been there lately take time to stop by and shop their large selection. Or bring them your treasures to put on consignment. Call 524-1175. Open Tues-Thurs 10-5, Fri & Sat 10-3 pm, closed Sundays and Mondays by chance.


A warm and friendly staff will greet you at this unique restaurant owned and operated by Kathy Holiday. Serving affordable lunches and dinners Tuesday Thru Saturday with early bird dinners nightly staring at 4pm, offering great food including Prime Rib, T Bone steaks, Roast Duck, Fresh Seafood. Homemade soup or salad offered with entrees at no charge. Join us during the holidays for your Christmas Party. Treat someone you love with a gift certificate that will be remembered for many years. Stop by and enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Top Of The Town 88 Ladd Hill Road, Belmont, N.H. 528-3244.


Come join us at the Lobster Pound this holiday season for some great food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere. We not only serve fresh seafood but some of the finest Italian and pizza in the lakes region. Join us in our lounge and catch a Boston sports game on one of our 8 flat screens. Always great specials like half off your check on Monday Half off everything! Check our website for other specials. Now booking for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day!

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Jean Kennedy, member of Lakes Region Art Association, next to her ‘Smalls Art’ (Courtesy photo)

Busiel Mill hosts exhibit of ‘small’ art LACONIA — The Busiel Mill known as One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia is hosting the annual Lakes Region Art Association’s “Smalls Show”. This show features 70 paintings, 8” x 10” and under by 18 artists. This show gives an excellent chance for someone to own a piece of original art at an affordable price. Many paintings are of the lakes area. The paintings would make great holiday gifts too. The show is open during the month

of December Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is in the Busiel Community Room and Gallery on the river level (downstairs). Lakes Region Art Association members are exhibiting in this special show. Many of the paintings will be for sale while being on exhibit and will be available by the 21 so you can have it for the holidays. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, December 13 from 4 – 6 p.m.

LACONIA — The Gilford Rotary Club is selling Christmas trees again this year to support their organization’s community programs. Irwin Automotive Group supports the group by providing the club with the use of its building, (the former PSNH building just before Wal-Mart).

Tree sales started on December 6 and run through December 15. Chris Irwin says “We really enjoy supporting the Gilford Rotary Club, as Christmas trees are part of family tradition, it’s all about picking the best one, decorating it, and seeing it when you wake up on Christmas morning.”

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Speare Hospital’s cardiac rehab program receives national certification PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Speare’s Cardiac Rehab was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft The Cardiac Rehab team celebrates the program’s national certification (l-r) Exercise Physiologist surgery) and pulmonary Rachel Kindl, Dietitian and Certified Health Coach Janette Gaumer, Exercise Physiologist Craig Johnson, Pharmacist Tim Murray, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services Linda Nestor and Dietitian and problems (e.g., chronic Certified Diabetes Educatior Jean Baker. (Courtesy photo) obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms,) recover faster and improve their quality son and Rachel Kindl explained the nearly year-long of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counapplication process, “We developed a new patient care seling, and support for patients and their families. plan which identifies risk factors in four categories: Cardiac Rehab Exercise Physiologists Craig Johnexercise, nutrition, social and educational. For exam-

ple, in the exercise category, each patient completes a pre- and post-program walking assessment. AACVPR requires this data to be submitted to show the percent change of our patients’ exercise tolerance.” AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors. AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years. “National certification of our Cardiac Rehab program, along with Craig and Rachel’s individual certifications, is a significant achievement and is a reflection of their engagement with patients and commitment to improved patient outcomes,” says Linda Nestor, director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Speare. “Being certified by the AACVPR benefits our patients through the knowledge that the best care is right in their own backyard. Additionally, it gives the cardiologists from the New England Heart Institute directing our patients’ cardiac care confidence in the care they are prescribing.” For more information about Speare’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program call 238-6440 or visit online at

Santa Land at Gilford Youth Center this weekend Movie night at Bristol church GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center and the Gilford Parks and Recreation are hosting Santa Land this Friday, 5-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.12 p.m. Admission is free. There will be several stations, including games, face painting, cookie decorating,

arts and crafts, and more. Kids can meet and have their picture taken with Santa. Pictures will be emailed to families. Visitors can purchase dinner on Friday night (hamburgers and hot dogs). There will also be a cookie walk, where people fill a bag with homemade cookies for an affordable price.

BRISTOL — On Friday, January 17, 2014, Bristol Baptist Church will be having their monthly movie night. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with food. The movie will be “Under the Influence” with comedian Ken Davis. For more information, please call 744-3885.



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Walmart donates to Knights of Columbus Gilford Walmart store manager, Paula Hamilton, right, receives the Knights of Columbus Operation Tribute award from Richard Sonia, treasure of Laconia K of C Council 428. Her store gave the gift of $750 to Operation Tribute, a Knights of Columbus program that gives toys to N. H. active duty military’s children. (Courtesy photo)

Las Vegas comedians Paul Nardizzi and Bob Seibel at Pitman’s Saturday LACONIA — Stand up comedy returns to Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. with a show featuring two Las Vegas comedians as Paul Nardizzi and Bob Seibel, who are both regulars performing in Las Vegas and Atlantic City will be appearing in the same show. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by contacting Pitman’s at (603) 527-0043 or (603) 494-3334 or tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Pitman’s is a BYOB venue. Nardizzi is a national headliner who has made four appearances on the Conan O’Brien Show, and has been seen on Comcast Comedy Spotlight, HBO, and A&E’s Evening at the Improv. Nardizzi is a past winner of the Boston Comedy Festival and he is a past winner of HBO’s U.S. Comedy and Arts Festival as well as having been a finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition.

Seibel is a 25-year veteran of the Boston comedy scene and is one of Boston’s best and most popular comedians. Having earned a reputation for his quick, sustained improvisation, Seibel is well known throughout the Comedy Clubs in the New England area and is a regular performer in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. “The comedy shows continue to be at a level better than we had anticipated,” said Pitman’s owner Dick Mitchell who works along with New England based Laugh Riot Productions to bring the comedy nights to Laconia. “Thus far the comedy fans of the region have really supported the shows and as long as that happens we will continue to bring on these types of acts. “We had nearly 150 people at our one-year anniversary show in November. We understand people might be busy with Christmas only a couple of weeks away, but this would be a great time to have a few laughs and have a great time.”

Bariatric support group meets on Dec. 19 LACONIA — The Weight Institute of New Hampshire (WINH), a department of Lakes Region General Hospital, is pleased to offer a monthly bariatric support group facilitated by registered dietitian Kathleen Hayward, RD LD. The support group will meet on Thursday, December 19 at the WINH Conference Room in the Medical Office Building from 6-7 p.m. This month’s support group will be

discussing the topic of Understanding Protein, specifically protein needs and supplements. Bring in a favorite protein dish, supplement or recipe to share. The support group meets the third Thursday of every month. Open to patients and family members who have had or will be having bariatric surgery at LRGH or elsewhere. To register, please call 527-2946.

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be offering four weeks of Cross Country Ski Lessons at Bolduc Park this winter. Lessons begin on Saturday, January 4 and will continue through January 25 (in the event a day is cancelled because of poor weather, it will be made up the week(s) following January 25). Lessons begin at 10 a.m. and rental skis may be picked up at 9 a.m. at

Piche’s Ski Shop. Registration forms are available at the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department, Bolduc Park and Piche’s Ski Shop. Mail, fax or drop off your registrations directly to Piche’s Ski Shop. Cost: $70 per person includes rental equipment. $40 per person if you have your own equipment. If you have any questions, contact Bob or Pat Bolduc at 524-2068.

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LACONIA — Henry H. Littlefield, 70, of 99 Merrimac Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Mr. Litttlefield was born March 18, 1943 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Norris E. and Emma (Pitman) Littlefield and had been a lifelong resident of Laconia. He served in the U. S. Army 101st Airborne. He was a truck driver for over forty years and owned and operated C & H Transport in Belmont for many years. Mr. Littlefield was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. He loved his kids, grandkids, great grandkids, camping, and NASCAR and loved to go to Bailey’s for the summers. Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Theresa Marie (LaChance) Littlefield, of Laconia; two daughters, Debra L. Littlefield and Tracy L. Littlefield, both of Laconia; six grandchildren, Richard Littlefield, Ronnie Abbott, Amanda Littlefield, Charles Weatherbee, Jocelyn Dubois and Emmie Landry; five great grandchildren; a brother, Wilford DeB-

lois, of Belmont; a sister, Evelyn Child, of Ocala, Florida and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Littlefield was predeceased by a sister, Amy Picard. A Calling Hour will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-BeaneSimoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Funeral Service will follow the calling hour at 2 p.m. also at the Funeral Home. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to LNH Children’s Auction, PO Box 7326, Gilford, NH 03247-7326. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

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with her family during the winter months and enjoyed spending time in the Caribbean and in Florida. Our family is grateful to our Lord for giving us such a beautiful person and we will forever miss her. Finally, we would like to recognize her best friend and confidant, Maureen Volz, who along with Kathleen and Ed remained at her side to the end. With such great compassion and kind words she helped us through a very difficult time and our appreciation cannot be expressed enough. A Graveside Service will be held in Green Grove Cemetery Main Street Ashland at a time to be announced in May 2014. Donations may be made to New Found Area Nursing Assn. Hospice Program 214 Lake Street Bristol, NH. 03222, Norris Cotton Cancer Center Palliative Care & Hospice, DHMC Development Office Attn. Michelle Clark, 1 Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH. 03756, or to Speare Memorial Hospital Development Office 16 Hospital Road Plymouth, NH. 03264. Dupuis Funeral Home Ashland is handling arrangements, for more info go to

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Paul A. Little, 93 GILFORD —Paul A. Little of Gilford, NH, beloved husband to Carol Santos Little, died on Monday Dec. 9, 2013. He was born on April 19, 1920 in Winchester, MA, son of the late Robert H. and Mechtilde V. (Donovan) Little. Paul is survived by his brother David Little of Billerica, MA; six children, Paula Andrews of Chelmsford, MA; Patricia and husband Allan Hann of Meredith NH; Richard Little of Chelmsford, MA; Joan Ogg of Bow NH; Jeanne and husband Nick Raffaelo of Chelmsford, MA and Donna Little of Arlington, MA; three stepsons, Dan Santos and wife Karen of Bedford, MA; Brian Santos of CA; James Santos and wife Judy of Hollis, NH; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces

and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth (Cooper) Little; two sisters, Anne Folsom and June Gallahan; two sons, David and Robert Little; and son-inlaw James Ogg. Paul served the Town of Bedford in many capacities. He will truly be missed by those who knew and love him. Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home, 281 Great Rd., BEDFORD, MA on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 4 to 8 p.m. A private funeral will be held on Sat. Dec. 14, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charitable organization of your choice. More info and directions:

Youth theater in Pittsfield auditioning for ‘Xanadu, Jr.’ PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield Players Director Maye Hart has announced that this year’s Kid’s Theater Workshop will stage the 1980’s phenomenon, Xanadu, Jr. Auditions will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, December 16 at 4 the Scenic Theater. Auditioners will learn a part of a song from the show and some simple dance steps at the audition, and they will be asked to read from the script. It’s 1980 and the magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, as he strives to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first roller disco. But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams, rolls along with a hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar which has been adapted for the MTI Broadway Junior Collection. With songs including, “Magic”, “All Over The World”, “Suddenly”, “I’m Alive”, “Evil Woman” and “Xanadu”, to name a few. This Jr. title still has all the

fun and excitement of the original production. It’s hilarity on wheels for children, adults and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. The Kid’s Theater Workshop is a program designed to introduce kids to performing on stage, and the show is presented to local schools in two matinee performances and three evening performances. This year, the show will run February 18 to February 22, right before winter vacation. The program is open to kids from age 8 to 18, and is for kids who want to be on stage and for kids who would prefer more technical positions, such as lights, sound, and stage management. For more information, contact Maye Hart at

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MEREDITH —The Meredith Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding its Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, December 14. The sale will be held from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at Aubuchon’s Hardware, located within the Meredith Bay shopping plaza.

‘Constitution 101’ class in Alton not meeting in Dec. ALTON — The Constitution 101 class held in Alton at the Gilman Library will continue classes on Jan. 4. Currently in its fourth class, the class will not

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Today’s Birthdays: Former TV host Bob Barker is 90. Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Pettit is 81. Singer Connie Francis is 76. Singer Dionne Warwick is 73. Rock singermusician Dickey Betts is 70. Actor Wings Hauser is 66. Actor Bill Nighy is 64. Actor Duane Chase is 63. Country singer LaCosta is 63. Gymnast-turned-actress Cathy Rigby is 61. Author Lorna Landvik is 59. Singer-musician Sheila E. is 56. Actress Sheree J. Wilson is 55. Pop singer Daniel O’Donnell is 52. International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin is 51. Rock musician Eric Schenkman is 50. Author Sophie Kinsella is 44. Actress Jennifer Connelly is 43. Actress Madchen Amick is 43. Actress Regina Hall is 43. Country singer Hank Williams III is 41. Actress Mayim Bialik is 38. Model Bridget Hall is 36.

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the day, you may feel spiritually out of breath and at the same time exhilarated. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll gain insight and perspective through conversation, and as long as you don’t believe everything you hear, you’ll be better for it. Enjoy the chat in the moment, and you can check the facts later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It happens nearly every day: You’re kind to someone and wind up helping yourself. Today is different, though. The circle of karma won’t swing back around for a while, and you feel truly generous. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Changing another person’s world makes you responsible for it in some way, even if the change is for the better. That’s why you’re not sure whether you should intervene or keep minding your own business. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 12). Recognition and leadership are part of the package in 2014. The next six weeks bring an ego-boosting cycle, but make no mistake, you’ll earn all the praise and success you get. January settles a relationship into a pattern that could work for the long term. February teaches you the value of power and control. Libra and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 2, 14, 38 and 45.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are impressionable, but be careful not to put anyone else on a level above you. If you can see beauty, it’s because there is beauty in you. The same goes for talent, intelligence, kindness and humor. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It’s hard to connect with seemingly perfect people, because people connect through their flaws. Luckily, no one you know is perfect! You’ll help someone feel loved, flaws and all. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re being prevented from moving forward in some way. Now the question is: Are you dealing with a block or a hurdle? They both can be overcome, but the hurdle was made for getting over. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You see what the problem is and respond to it before others even seem to notice something is off. They are just ignoring the issues they are powerless to change. You notice because you can do something about it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You cannot worry properly if you’re not able to focus on the things that could go wrong. That’s why filling your mind with hopeful dreams of exciting possibilities makes it nearly impossible to stay worried. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your current social circumstance is a game. You’re merely playing a role in it. An Italian proverb suggests that once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Just because another person isn’t giving you what you want doesn’t mean it’s all a waste of time. You’ll pay attention and learn, and no matter what happens, you’ll make precious use of your time. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You sometimes abandon plans too early, but today something will compel you to stick with the job beyond the point of boredom. On the other side, there are rich rewards. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Onward and upward isn’t the easiest route. It takes more energy to climb toward the sun than it does to coast downhill. By the end of



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, 2000, George W. Bush was transformed into the president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in Florida’s contested election. On this date: In 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1870, Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1897, “The Katzenjammer Kids,” the pioneering comic strip created by Rudolph Dirks, made its debut in the New York Journal. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt nominated Oscar Straus to be Secretary of Commerce and Labor; Straus became the first Jewish Cabinet member. In 1911, Britain’s King George V announced during a visit to India that the capital would be transferred from Calcutta to Delhi. In 1917, Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town outside Omaha, Neb. In 1925, the first motel — the Motel Inn — opened in San Luis Obispo, Calif. In 1937, Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat Panay on China’s Yangtze River. (Japan apologized, and paid $2.2 million in reparations.) In 1946, a United Nations committee voted to accept a six-block tract of Manhattan real estate offered as a gift by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to be the site of the U.N.’s headquarters. In 1963, Kenya gained its independence from Britain. In 1972, Irwin Allen’s all-star disaster movie “The Poseidon Adventure” was released. In 1985, 248 American soldiers and eight crew members were killed when an Arrow Air charter crashed after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland. Ten years ago: Paul Martin succeeded Jean Chretien (zhahn kreh-TYEN’) as Canada’s prime minister. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger was knighted by Britain. Keiko, the killer whale made famous by the “Free Willy” movies, died in the Norwegian fjord that he’d made his home. Five years ago: A bomb exploded inside the West Coast Bank in Woodburn, Ore., killing Woodburn Police Capt. Thomas Tennant and Oregon State Police Senior Trooper William Hakim. Actor Van Johnson died in Nyack, N.Y. at age 92. One year ago: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said uncertainty over the possible effects of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to take effect the following month were adversely affecting consumer and business confidence. Pedro Hernandez, charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy, pleaded not guilty to murder, even though police said he had confessed to killing Etan Patz (AY’-tahn PAYTS), who disappeared as he walked to the bus stop on his way to school in 1979.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Annual Meredith Village Art Walk to benefit the InterLakes “Got Lunch” program. 4-7 p.m. at the lakes gallery at chi-lin, Gallery 51, VynnArt Gallery and Art Supplies, The League of NH Craftsmen, Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts, Hawkin’s Photography and Framing, The Arts Collaborative, Mame’s Restaurant, and Kara’s Cafe. Tree of Love Remembrance Service, Lakes Region General Hospital atrium, 1 p.m. For more information call 524-3211 ext. 3172. The Nashville Nights Songwriters in the Round will perform at the Jazz Bar stage in Laconia at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 366-9100 or by visiting 41st holiday season performance by the Pemigewasset Choral Society. 7:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Admission Open House hosted by Sant Bani School. Parent tours run from 8:30-10:30 a.m. To RSVP call 9344240 or email A Charlie Brown Christmas presented by the Heather Pierson Quartet at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $12 per person. BYOB. For more information visit Belknap County Farm Bureau monthly meeting. 6 p.m. at the home of Lela Corbin located at 192 Lower Bay Road, Sanbornton. For directions or more information call 524-5125. Light refreshments served. Events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Project Teen 3-4 p.m. Tea Time, 4-4:30 p.m. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Knitting at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Visit the Gilman Library in Alton on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. for a thought provoking game of chess and Pajama Story Time with Miss Bailey. Boards and game pieces for chess will be provided. Families Sharing Without Shame, an open meeting for parents to discuss their child’s drug addiction, alcoholism and recovery. 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, except Holidays, Concord Hospital’s Fresh Start Therapy Room. For more information call 568-0533. Meredith Public Library events. Knotty Knitters 10 a.m. to noon. Mystery Book Group at the Meredith Library 10:30 a.m. to noon. Library writer’s Group 6:30-7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 Open Houses and other events held at the businesses of Moultonborough Village. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kid’s Night Out portion of the event held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the library. 59th Annual Santa’s Village held at the Tapply-Thompson Community Center in Bristol. 6-8 p.m. Canned goods for donation appreciated. For more information call 7442713.

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Abenaki Ski Area in Wolfeboro hosting Ski-a-Thon fund raiser on Jan. 25 WOLFEBORO — The inaugural Abenaki Ski-aThon will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 4:30 p.m. at Abenaki Ski Area. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Friends of Abenaki and construction of a new Ski Lodge at Abenaki Ski Area. The event is co-sponsored by Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Abenaki. The Ski-a-Thon will be a 60 minute endurance skiing event between up to 50 skiers and snowboarders to see who can ski the most laps in that hour. Participants may ski on any trail and the hill will be closed to the public during the event. Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to come cheer on the skiers during this exciting event. Prizes will be awarded for most laps skied and most money raised per lap. First place award for most laps will receive a $75 gift card to Ski Works. The event is for ages 5 and older. Adults are

encouraged to participate. The $10 participation fee helps cover costs of the event. Each person participating is asked to fill out a donor pledge form. Each pledge is per lap completed during the 60 minutes of the Ski-a-Thon. For example, a donor can pledge $3 per lap, and for each lap completed by the participant the donor would owe them $3. Thus, if 7 laps are completed then the donor would owe the participant $21. Each participant will need to collect at least 5 pledges of at least $1 per lap each in order to participate. Minimum pledge is $1 per lap. All donor pledge forms will need to be turned in on the day of the event. Participants do not need to collect money from donors. Friends of Abenaki will mail them their bill following the event. All proceeds go towards the construction of the new Abenaki Lodge in 2015. The music will be cranking and food, burgers, hot cocoa and more will be available for sale. Young and old alike are encouraged to sign up to take part in

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‘Long Shot’ winner takes home check for $1,800 Gary Vincent, Bingo Chairperson for the America Classic Arcade Museum, presents Rosanne and Valerie Cilley with a check for $1,800 for winning the Long Shot jackpot on December 5. Charity bingo games are held at the Funspot Bingo Hall seven nights a week with an additional matinee on Sundays. (Courtesy photo)

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 The Pemigewasset Choral Society performs its 41st holiday season concert. 7:30 p.m. in Franklin at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic church. 5th Annual Santa Land Program sponsored by the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department. 5-7:30 p.m. in the Gilford Youth Center. For more information call 527-4722. Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice holds a Tree of Memories ceremony. 11 a.m. in Wolfeboro at Huggins Hospital. For more information call 569-2729. Lakes Region Community College Scholarly People Educating and Encouraging Knowledge for Society Club holds a conference featuring keynote speaker Robin Chase, Founder and CEO of Zipcar. 6-9 p.m. in LRCC’s Academic Commons. Open to the public and free of charge. For more information or to make a reservation call 722-0622. Pitman’s Freight Room hosts Lisa Marie and the All Shook Up Blues Band. 8 p.m. at the Freight Room. Opening performance by the Kid’s Jazz Band begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 per person. BYOB. Events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Project Teen featuring a Pick a Flick movie event 3 p.m. Library Live Chat 4 p.m. Sit and Knit 2-5 p.m. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Meet Mrs. Claus at Tot Time at the Meredith Library 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon 12. Features an ornament making activity and hot cocoa/cookies.

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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for only 18 months. Things were blissful for the first year, and then things took a drastic change. One day, he told me he has lost the “in love” feeling. Apparently, he had felt animosity for some time, but I had no idea. He chose to hold his emotions in, and over time, the result was that he stopped loving me. He now spends four days a week with friends and comes home past midnight. I don’t believe he is cheating. When he was single, he chose to live a sheltered life. My husband is aware that his behavior is extreme. Could this be a midlife crisis, even though he is only 36? How can I help him through this stage? -- Newlywed Blues Dear Newlywed: Every married couple has a period of adjustment, but we think there is more to your husband’s story than what he is telling you. You cannot expect his behavior to improve on its own. Unless he is willing to be honest and address what is wrong, there is unlikely to be any change in your relationship. Counseling could help get to the bottom of it, provided your husband is cooperative. If not, please decide whether you want to remain in this marriage, because what is going on may not get better, and even if it does, this type of sudden coldness could happen repeatedly if the two of you do not learn to communicate more clearly. Dear Annie: You often suggest that family members try to work out their differences if there is an estrangement. But there are two sides to every story. My husband and I were treated horrendously by a family member, and every relative allowed it to continue even though they were fully aware of the pain it caused us. The stress was constant and created physical as well as emotional issues. After trying to work it out, we finally made the painful

decision to separate ourselves from this part of the family. Just because you are related to someone does not mean you have to allow yourself to be abused or bullied. It is frustrating to read letters from those who “don’t know why Betty won’t speak to the family.” I’m sure many of them know perfectly well why. They simply choose not to acknowledge the part they may have played in Betty’s decision. -- Tired of Being the Bad Guys Dear Tired: In many instances, this is true. People put their heads in the sand when it is too complicated to look around and shake things up. We usually suggest people make an effort to see whether family relationships can be repaired. But we don’t expect anyone to tolerate horrible behavior that won’t change. You made the effort. It didn’t work. You then did what was necessary for your mental and physical health. Dear Annie: I had to laugh when I read the letter from “Perplexed in Pennsylvania,” who is upset that her best friend keeps forgetting her birthday. That could be me. It could also be my best friend. You see, in today’s world, we sometimes get too busy to stop and smell the roses and remember the birthdays of those we care about. It certainly doesn’t mean we care any less. I sometimes forget the birthdays of my own children and siblings. I may remember several days in advance and then forget on the actual day and feel sorry afterward. But it’s not the end of the world. Every now and then, my friends and I have a special lunch together to celebrate our friendship. We do not exchange gifts, because we all have more “things” than we need. A fun card is just that, and it’s good at any time. “Perplexed” should think of what she can do for herself on her special day. -- One Who Knows in Oklahoma

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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: $2.50 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, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.

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LACONIA Roommate wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $140/week. 455-2014

MEREDITH - Nice secure second floor 2 bedroom apartment, all newly renovated and fully applianced. Includes heat and air conditioning. Tenant laundry room on premise with great parking. Available immediately at $995.00 a month. The rest of this month free. Cats allowed, no dogs. Call our office at 455-9433

LACONIA- 1st floor 2-bedroom. $175/weekly, you pay all utilities. Monitor heat, no smoking/no pets, parking, security deposit & references. Call 286-4618 after 5:00pm LACONIA2-bedroom 2-bath apt. on quiet dead end street. $950/Month all utilities included, no pets. Call after 5:00pm. 527-8363. Laconia- 3 room 1 bedroom 1st floor. Completely remodeled, $175/week + utilities. $600 security. 524-7793 or 832-3735 LACONIA- Sunny 1-bedroom. Newly renovated, New washer/ dryer. Heat/Hot water included. $800/Month Plus utilities. 387-0147 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $210/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 LACONIA: spacious one and two bedroom apartments available (heat and hot water included). On-site laundry, storage room and off street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. First months rent free to qualified applicant. Security deposit required. EHO. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673.

LACONIA: Huge 3-bedroom, 1st floor. Bonus 3-season room. Washer/Dryer hook-up. No pets/smoking. $1100/month. 603-387-6810.

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3 AKC female doberman puppies. Parents on premises Ready to go 12/15. 603-581-9152

2005 Chevy Malibu 4-door remote start, power locks windows, sunroof, 66,300 miles, great condition. $6800. 524-4298

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)

GILFORD 2-Bedroom $600/ month+ utilities. References, security deposit, no pets, laundry hookups. Available now. 520-5171.

LACONIA: Large one bedroom, second floor, hot water included. $700/month plus security. No smoking. 528-2044.

GILFORD/ALTON Line: 2BR Cottage, $200-$245 per week +utilities; 3BR apt., $230-$275 per week +utilities. Cable & internet included. Beach access. 1st & security. 603-365-0799.

LAKEPORT Exceptional 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 floors, basement w/washer-dryer hookups, private, porch, no dogs, no smoking, $825/ month + utilities, available Jan. 1. 366-4712.

GILFORD: 2-bedroom apts. from $225/week. Heat/electricity/hot water negotiable. Pets considered. References, security. 556-7098 or 832-3334.

LAKEPORT, NH.- Brand new Duplex Apartments. Now accepting applications for qualified renters for these brand new 3 bedroom duplex apartments located on Washington Street. First unit available for occupancy on January 1st. These all newly applianced apartments are located across from a beautiful city park and are equipped with a washer & dryer in each building. Rent is $1200/month (with no utilities). Call (603) 524-8533 for more information

ROTTWEILER pups AKC Champion Pedigree, parents on premises $800. 603-340-6219 TWO female aussies. 11 weeks, raised with a toddler, very friendly, alert, fast. $400/each. 455-7463

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

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Announcement GREAT BARGAINS! Thrift & Gift a unique non-profit thrift store. 80 Bean Rd. Center Harbor Christian Church. Bring a non-perishable food item, get 10% off your total. Mon-Sat. 10am-4pm 253-8008.

BELMONT: Two 2 bedroom apartments available. 1 on first floor $225/week, 1 on ground floor with separate entrance $245/week, includes heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,


2002 BMW 330 Ci.- 82K miles, great condition. Second owner, well maintained, loaded. $9,000. 293-8044 2002 Cadillac Seville 72K miles. Great condition $4,000 Or best offer. 832-3535 2002 Jetta New motor, clutch, needs to be key coded. $1200.

BELMONT 2 Bedroom Duplex on spacious wooded lot with washer/dryer hookup and parking. $850/month + utilities. Call GCE Apartments @ 267-8023 NO PETS BELMONT 2-bedroom condo, $865/month plus security and utilities. First month 1/2 off. No dogs. 630-1296.

$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1999 Chevy 2500 4x4, regular cab, no rust. Never plowed with but has plow. New tires, brakes, exhaust, paint. 125K miles, auto. $2500 524-9011

BELMONT 2 bedroom 2nd floor heat & hot water included $800/month. Housing Vouchers accepted. 781-344-3749

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Do you need someone to run errands or sit with adult? Call Brenda, Laconia, 207-949-4993

For Rent ALEXANDRIA 2 Bedroom home w/small yard, recently renovated. Pets considered. $800/month plus

BRISTOL- 2 bedroom. Renovated and sunny, second floor. Good closet space, new appliances. New, energy efficient heating system. $700 per month plus utilities. Security Deposit and References required. 387-6498 CENTER HARBOR House- 1 bedroom, year round, central propane heat. Credit report required, security, lease, no pets/no smoking, tenant pays utilities. Call between 5pm-8pm. $400/Month. 603-253-6924 FRANKLIN- 2 bedroom apartment. Living room & kitchen with cherry cabinets & new appliances, on first floor. 2 bedrooms & bath on second floor. Washer/Dryer available. $800/Month, 1 month security required. No pets/No

HOUSESHARE: Belmont, Quiet country-home. Easy commute North and South. utilities/internet included. References required. $600/month. 630-1296. LACONIA CHEAP TO HEAT!!! 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor, $750/Month + utilities. Washer/ dryer hook-up, Off-street parking. Available Now! 520-4348 LACONIA - 26 Dartmouth St; One Half of a Duplex; 7 rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Enclosed Sun Porch and Large Open Porch, Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking. Conveniently located near library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park and schools. Available now $1,000/Mo plus utilities. Non-Smoking. Call Owner/Broker 396-4163. LACONIA 1 bedroom $650/Month. $250 credit towards first oil, Freshly painted, utilities not included. 581-6463 LACONIA 1 Bedroom- $600 /monthly + utilities. 3 Bedroom units starting at $950/month + utilities Nice spaces, very clean with washer/dryer hookups Call GCE Apartments @ 267-8023 NO PETS LACONIA 1 bedroom- 3rd floor $150/week includes heat/hot water. References & deposit.

Rick (781) 389-2355 MEREDITH- Great studio apartment. Bright, sunny, clean, walk to town. $500/month +utilities. 520-6931 MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipesaukee Waterfront 2 bedroom cottage. Long term, $850/month. Small pet considered. Available 12/1. 603- 253-8848 NEW Hampton/Meredith. Rooms for rent $125 and up. Shared laundry, kitchen, porch, cable TV. No pets, Coldwell Banker Old Mill Properties. 744-8144. Randy.

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428


2008 Suzuki Forensa- MUST SEE! 69,000 miles, automatic, no rust, new tires, excellent condition. $4,000 firm. 520-0507

2 Bedroom 1.5 bath Condo with Garage. Quiet location, Energy efficient. No smokers. $1,095 + Utilities

LACONIA: Cozy 1-bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. $775/Month +deposit, heat/hot-water included, small pet considered. 520-1179.


GOLDEN Retriever puppies for sale, $500 each. Parents on sight. Health certificates and shots. 603-998-3393

MEREDITH In Town-Fully Renovated

NORTHFIELD Townhouse style 2 Bedroom on a lovely wooded lot with exterior storage and coin op laundry room on site. $750/month +utilities. Call GCE Apartments @ 267-8023 NO PETS NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom 1st floor $195/week, 2 bedroom 2nd floor $220/week, 3 bedroom trailer $265/week, all including heat, electric & hot water. 4 bedroom house, $1,320/month plus utilities. 524-1234 TILTON 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 2nd floor apartment, offstreet parking, locked storage & basement, beautifully renovated including washer and dryer. $975/month includes heat, hot water, a/c & snow removal. No pets/smoking. 934-2788 TILTON: 1-bedroom. Heat, hot water included., great location, no dogs. $630/month. 603-671-7481 or 916-214-7733.

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For Sale

VERY NiCE AND GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. Heat & hot water included. $700/mo. Off-street parking, no smoking, no pets. Looking for quiet, clean tenant. Call Jen @ 387-6167.

KIRBY Sentria Vacuum: Includes all attachments and carpet shampoo system. Lightly used. Asking $400. 528-9661.

For Rent-Vacation ARUBA Rental- Casa Del MarAmbassador. Sleeps 4 #1234 Unit. Week 13, Friday, March 28 thru Saturday, April 5th, 2014. $950. 524-3083

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LAMB -RAISED locally. Hormone & antibiotic free. freezer wrapped, frozen. 528-5838 LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626.

For Rent-Commercial

NEW Colpay Overhead Garage Doors. 9ft. X 7ft raised panel, insulated, white. Two for $450. 527-0705

ASHLAND- 8,200sf. storage building with loading dock. 1 Mile off I-93. Rent $2 per square ft. per year. Call 968-9950 ask for Dale

QUALITY Firewood: Seasoned, dry hardwood. Pine or green available. Call for details, competative prices. 603-630-4813.

LACONIADowntown. Prime storefront. approx. 900 sq. ft., ideal for snack shop, retail, etc. Good exposure & foot traffic. $750 includes heat. Also, in same building, sm storefront approx. 450 sq ft. $375 includes heat. 524-3892 or 630-4771

REFRIGERATOR: 25 cu ft. Energystar, $400, Workshop Dustcollector AMT, $175. 630-1296.

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For Sale 1992 Jeep Wrangler- 283 Chevy engine, much more. $3,000/ONO. 2012-13 Bed cover for extended cab. Nissan Frontier Pickup. Paid $400 asking $200. 603-524-1167 or 603-630-1366 3 Karastan Carpets- 10X14 Serapi $1,200, 4X6 Heriz, $250. 3X5 Multi-color Panel $125. 603-528-9661 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. ARIENS 10hp, 28 inch wide, electric start snowblower. $500 or BRO. 387-2900 BLACK powder Jukar Flintlock 45 long riffle $300, Jagar Kentucky Flintlock 44 pistol, $200, Navy Arms 44 revolver $200, All for $600. 875-0363. CHINA- Royal Doulton- Tiara pattern. 6 place settings, gravy boat, vegetable bowl & service platter. $300. 603-528-9661 CHRISTOPHER RADKO Christmas ornaments. $20-$75 Large Santa in metal sleigh with 4 flying reindeer $75 603-528-9661 CRAFTSMAN Snowblower- 5HP, 22 inch, electric start with cover. Like new. Cost $500, $250. 528-5202 Dining room table, hardwood, with 6 matching chairs & built in extensions. $165. 524-6653 DRY firewood $240/Cord. Green wood available for $200/cord. Round wood dry & green. 16-18 cut. Free delivery. 524-9011 FIREWOOD- Approx. half cord, 4ft and 2ft. Oak, maple & ash. $75 707-9365 FIREWOOD : Loads over 3/4 cord, green, cut, split, delivered, $175. STACKED, $200. Call Charlie, 603-455-1112. FIVE 215/65R15 Tires. Excellent condition, $200. Brand New Trek FX 7.3 bike, $350. New GE dehumidifier $150/OBO. Full set square two golf clubs. Excellent condition $100. 603-524-1167 or 603-630-1366 HENDERSON Chief Sander, 8, 1.7 cu/yds, 8hp, Briggs electric start, painted stainless. $1,500.00 279-7990 Hunters Paintballers waterproof camouflage hooded jackets $25, pants $15. Womens thermal underwear. $2.50. 528-3532



Cut, Split & Delivered $200 per cord, Got trees need CA$H?

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MAKITA 10 inch table saw on wheeled stand. Excellent condition. $150. 528-5202

Full set-up for one person salon, Kaemart & Belvedere, reception desk, wall station, nail station, 3 chairs, dryer chair and shampoo bowl with built-in cabinet, all for $1500. May be sold individually. 744-0200.


Immediate openings. No experience needed, entry level, opportunity for advancement. Earn award trips, bonuses and prizes. Permanent & temp positions. Call today for more information. (603)822-0219. Call now! Call now! Call now!

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Seeking a licensed Journeyman or Master Plumber Experience in Residential service and repair, new construction and remodels, and some light commercial. HVAC experience a definite plus as well as NH Gasfitters license. Professional Work habits Excellent Customer Service Skills Valid Drivers license with Clean Driving Record Call 603-875-1118 for more details.

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SANTA Claus available for your party or home visit. Reasonable rates. 603-930-5222. SET OF 4 GOODYEAR NORDIC Studded Snow Tires. MS-P195/65 R15. Excellent Condition. $275. 603-455-3478 SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Prompt Service, FREE re-starts. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980. WWW.BENJAMINOILLLC.COM SPODE Christmas Tree china- 14 four piece place settings, $45 each, $500 for all. 603-528-9661 TABLE Oak, round, 2 leaves, 4 chairs. $160. Maple coffee table $40. 774-275-0157.


WALTHER TPK-380, black, mags, ammo, holster, reduced to $600. 875-0363. Wood burning fireplace insert. Manufactured by Better and Ben. $400. 603-279-1385

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763 PENNSYLVANIA House Oak Bedroom, queen headboard, tripple dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. Very good Condition $600. 387-3788

LICENSED PLUMBER WANTED Seeking a licensed Journeyman or Master Plumber Experience in Residential service and repair, new construction and remodels, and some light commercial. HVAC experience a definite plus as well as NH Gasfitters license. Professional Work habits Excellent Customer Service Skills Valid Drivers license with Clean Driving Record

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NH1 News is looking for experienced radio news professionals. Launching in early 2014, NH1 News seeks a Radio News Director and two writer/ reporter/ anchors. These positions will ultimately be part of the NH1 News Department based in Concord, but will begin in Derry, NH. The News Director should have a minimum of five years radio news experience and the two writer/reporter/anchors should have at least two years experience. Candidates should be energetic and hard-working, and excited to create a top rated news team. The successful candidates will be well-versed in radio, digital and social media. A strong audio presentation is a must and NH knowledge and contacts is a big plus. If you are interested in learning more, please forward resume and salary requirements to

Full Time Level A and B Technicians Own tools, self starter, driveability a plus, computer diagnostic skills needed. State Inspection License helpful, not required. Pay commensurate with experience.

Tow Truck Drivers I Looking for a challenging rewarding future? We are looking for someone with the following: Clean Driving Record • No Criminal Record Able to pass DOT Physical and Drug Screen • Good work ethic We will train the right candidate

Part-time Bookeeper Knowledge of Quickbooks, 15-20 hours per week.

Please apply for these positions in person at 495 Tenney Mountain Hwy, Plymouth or email resume to Please no phone calls!

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Free Installation in ME & NH. 140+ channels at $29.99. Local service. Open 7 days. (207)500-3334. FREE Pickup of unwanted items. Estates, homes, offices cleaned out, yard sale items, scrap metals, appliances, batteries. (603)930-5222. FREE Refrigerator for pick-up. Runs, but nothing to look at. 603-566-9750. FREE- 27 inch stereo color TV. Excellent picture and sound. 603-387-0533

Help Wanted COME join the fun at Annie!s Cafe and Catering. Now hiring full time kitchen, catering and counter help. Call 524-6400 to set up an appointment. EXPERIENCED Line Cook, Must Have Breakfast Experience. Apply

IMMEDIATE OPENING PROPANE DELIVERY REPRESENTATIVE Flex schedule, CDLB, Hazardous Material & Tanker Endorsements, Steady job in a good working environment. Stop by 1150 Union Ave. Laconia, or apply online at

Infinger Insurance has an opening in our commercial lines department in our Conway NH office. This position will have the responsibility of working with 4 producers and marketing new and renewal business to insurance companies. This position will also include the marketing and pricing of insurance products utilizing on-line rating platforms. • Licensed property casualty agent • 5 to 7 years of commercial lines agency experience • Knowledge of Vertafore(AMS) 360 operating system • Must have experience with CL insurance company on-line rating platforms • Experience dealing directly with insurance company underwriting departments • Excellent communication skills • Attention to detail • Industry designations a plus Please respond in confidence to Infinger Insurance is an independent agency representing over 35 of the industry’s premier insurance companies. We are fast paced and growing rapidly. Salary and benefits will depend on prospects qualifications and experience.

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HERITAGE from page one way House and constructing a Dunkin’ Donuts store and strip mall on the site. However, after a series of meetings with city officials and concerned citizens, Cafua agreed to preserve the Hathaway House and build the Dunkin’ Donuts outlet on the lot next door. When the project was approved, Nolan assured the Planning Board that the Hathaway House would be repainted as well as fitted with a fire alarm and fire suppression system. He said the company had no plans for the building other than to preserve it. Two years later the building, which had not been painted or improved, was offered for sale or lease. At the time Nolan assured the Planning Department “there will be a condition that the house cannot be scrapped.” Despite repeated assurances the building was never painted, but instead was neglected and allowed to deteriorate, Nolan said. Dorothy Duffy, a member of the commission, reported that she reached William Bode, a regional vice-president of Dunkin’ Donuts working from corporate headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts. She said that while he was “sympathetic,” he explained that because the property is owned by a franchisee — Cafua — the parent corporation is “out of the picture” and “can’t do anything about it.” Nevertheless, Duffy said that Bode told her that corporate officials have been following the controversy over the Hathaway House closely. Last week Cafua, formally applied to demolish it. Since the Hathaway House is more than 700-squarefeet in area and 75 or more years old, as well as visible from a public right-of-way, the application, within five days of being submitted was presented to the Heritage Commission for review. Clark told the commission that she had refused to endorse the application for a demolition permit and intended to schedule a public hearing. She said she has been informed that Nolan or another representative of

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Cafua will attend the hearing. Once the commission schedules a public hearing, the owner is required by ordinance to post a sign to that effect, along with the date, time and place of the hearing, on the building in plain sight within 10 business days. Should the public hearing close without agreement on an alternative to demolition, the Heritage Commission shall meet with the owner within 10 days to seek agreement on an alternative. Without

an agreement to preserve the building, the owner may proceed with demolition while the Heritage Commission, with the consent of the owner, shall photograph and document the building as well as encourage the owner to salvage any of its important architectural features. Clark conceded that the ordinance lent little authority to the Heritage Commission and said that an effort to strengthen the ordinance is underway.

FLOOD from page one pany of Keene or one of its subcontractors installed plastic fittings in the primary sprinkler pumping system rather that the metal ones called for by the architect. One of the plastic fittings burst, causing water to cascade down from the second floor mechanical room into the computer labs beneath it. The Middle School was shut down for the better part of 10 days although much of that time was during winter vacation. The flood was noticed by a teacher who came to the school over the first weekend of winter vacation to feed a turtle that was part of a middle school science project. She notice two inches of water on the floor and notified authorities. Primex asserts there was no construction change order — although 30 changes orders were recorded during the duration of the project — that allowed for the switch from brass to plastic.

The sprinkler system was just one piece of a $17.4 million project that funded the construction of the Middle School and the renovation of the adjacent High School. The voters approved the project at the annual School District meeting in March of 2002. Students began using the Middle School in September of 2003 while the renovation at the high school was finished by September of 2004. Prior to the time, post elementary school students shared what was for decades called Gilford Middle High School. The court case was filed by Primex against The MacMillin Company in 2011 in Belknap County Superior Court. Yesterday, Judge James O’Neill heard motions for summary judgement and will determine whether or not there are any legal issues that can be adjudicated. — Gail Ober

POPE from page 2 His appearances draw tens of thousands of people and his @Pontifex Twitter account recently topped 10 million followers. “He really stood out to us as someone who has changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world’s largest institutions in an extraordinary way,” said Nancy Gibbs, the magazine’s managing editor. The Vatican said the honor wasn’t surprising

given the resonance in the general public that Francis has had, but it nevertheless said the choice was a “positive” recognition of spiritual values in the international media. “The Holy Father is not looking to become famous or to receive honors,” said the Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi. “But if the choice of Person of Year helps spread the message of the Gospel — a message of God’s love for everyone — he will certainly be happy about that.”




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PERSONAL care attendant, Laco nia. Errands and support in the community. Mon & Wed, 4 hours per day. Possible other shifts. Must be dependable, background checks mandatory. Call Maureen at 603-410-6512

Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 2 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10. 603-524-2700.

Instruction BEGIN A NEW CAREER IN 2014! CNA/LNA Training Classes begin: Jan 25- weekends/Concord, Feb 4- days/Franklin, Feb 11evenings/Laconia. Graduate in 5-8 weeks! (603) 647-2174

Land GILFORD: New to the market, residential building lots. 14 to choose from, level and dry land, most with mountain views, one with lake views. 1.08 to 8.69 acres, $79,900 to $119,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

Motorcycles BMW Project wanted/5, 6, or 7. Have crashed bike with good motor, etc. 603-520-1765

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Roommate Wanted BELMONT: $105/week. Share 4-bedroom home on private property. All utilities included. Free internet. Must have car and good work history. No smokers/no pets. Call 520-4500.

CALL Mike for roof shoveling, snowblowing, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. Fully Insured. 603-455-0214

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430 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 524-4922 | ‘99 Buick Century Custom 214,507 Miles, Stock# HDC960B

‘02 Dodge Caravan Sport 148,378Miles, Stock# HDC1003B

‘00 Toyota Corolla CE

141,670 Miles, Stock# HDT700C

‘04 Chrysler Pacifica

139,174 Miles, Stock# HTS561A

‘02 Mazda Protege DX 70,758 Miles, Stock# DJC941B

‘05 Toyota Corolla CE

227,466 Miles, Stock# EJC140A

‘02 GMC Yukon XL SLE 109,041 Miles, Stock# DFT386A

‘06 Chevy Cobalt LS

108,928 Miles, Stock# HDC913A

‘97 Chevy Camaro RS

77,645 Miles, Stock# DJT772C

‘04 Nissan Altima SE

146,428 Miles, Stock# HDC1029A

‘02 Ford Explorer XLS

144,406 Miles, Stock# DJT893B

‘03 Buick Century Custom 116,322 Miles, Stock# DFT498B

‘03 Hyundai XG350L

124,151 Miles, Stock# HDC611A

‘05 Hyundai Elantra GT

124,386 Miles, Stock# HDC1056A

‘01 Chevy Cavalier Z24 87,664 Miles, Stock# EJC012B

‘07 Mercury Mariner Luxury 186,071 Miles, Stock# HDT656B

‘08 Pontiac G6

120,107 Miles, Stock# HDC411B

‘03 Toyota Matrix XRS

142,778 Miles, Stock# HDC991A

‘06 Toyota Matrix XR

166,795 Miles, Stock# HDT667B

‘04 Chevy TrailBlazer LS 197,917 Miles, Stock# HDC908A

‘01 Toyota Rav4

141,608 Miles, Stock# HDC577A

‘03 Kia Sorento LX

142,113 Miles, Stock# EFT259A

‘06 Scion xB

150,339 Miles, Stock#DSC782A

‘04 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 125,813 Miles, Stock# HET540A

‘04 Chevy TrailBlazer EXT LS 176,876 Miles, Stock# HAF187A

‘04 Nissan Frontier SC V6 152,466 Miles, Stock# DJT920B

‘02 Ford F250 XLT Xtra Cab 83,100 Miles, Stock# CFT513A

‘04 Toyota Corolla LE

126,610 Miles, Stock# EJC078A

$999 $1,495 $3,000 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,793 $3,998 $4,000 $4,000 $4,085 $4,361 $4,500 $4,745 $4,843 $4,932 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,145 $5,449 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,605




‘05 Saab 9-3 Linear

114,835 Miles, Stock# DJC625A

‘06 Subaru Legacy

167,984 Miles, Stock# CFT415C

‘05 Subaru Forester 2.5X 123,219 Miles, Stock# CP347A

‘04 Cadillac SRX

134,882 Miles, Stock# DJT812AB

‘06 Ford Ranger XL

101,011 Miles, Stock# DJT300E

‘06 Ford Explorer XLT

138,358 Miles, Stock# HDC590A

‘07 Hyundai Sonata SE V6 142,750 Miles, Stock# HAF191A

‘05 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 114,305 Miles, Stock# HDC1055A

‘04 Mitsubishi Endeavor Ltd 127,307 Miles, Stock# EFT294A

‘06 Hyundai Sonata GL 106,294 Miles, Stock# AF1764A

‘07 Pontiac G6

98,244 Miles, Stock# HDC498C

‘06 GMC Envoy XL SLT

127,747 Miles, Stock# HDC641A

‘05 Chevy TrailBlazer LS 103,379 Miles, Stock# DFT521B

‘05 Acura MDX

210,088 Miles, Stock# HET513A

‘03 Toyota 4Runner SR5 179,631 Miles, Stock# DJT1059A

‘04 Chevy Colorado LS Z71 114,825 Miles, Stock# EFC029B

‘04 Toyota Sienna LE

104,090 Miles, Stock# DJT1027B

‘04 Toyota Sienna LE

107,214 Miles, Stock# HDT715A

‘11 Ford Focus SE

122,583 Miles, Stock# DFC859A

‘05 Jaguar X-Type

97,601 Miles, Stock# DJT827B

‘06 Nissan Pathfinder SE 153,705 Miles, Stock# DJT990B

‘05 Toyota Camry LE

99,971 Miles, Stock# HDC1034A

‘05 GMC Envoy SLT

94,568 Miles, Stock# CP345AA

‘10 Toyota Yaris

73,271 Miles, Stock# AF1790A

‘05 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab 106,495 Miles, Stock# AF1778B

‘05 Toyota Highlander

140,660 Miles, Stock# EJT570A

‘02 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 117,807 Miles, Stock# DJC1024A

‘07 Toyota Camry Hybrid 138,211 Miles, Stock# EJC029A


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The laconia daily sun, december 12, 2013  
The laconia daily sun, december 12, 2013  

The Laconia Daily Sun, December 12, 2013