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Man charged with threatening to kill 2-year-old LACONIA — A city man was ordered held on $20,000 cashonly bail in circuit court yesterday after he allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend’s two-year-old son when she said she was going to call the police during an early Wednesday morning argument. Joseph A. Levin, 28, of 322 Union Avenue is charged with one count of felony-level criminal threatening with the use of a deadly weapon and one felony count of criminal threatening for intimidation purposes. “If you call the cops see THREAT page 8

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Weirs Beach Water Slide will be torn down soon BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The Weirs Beach Water Slide, among the most venerable and visible attractions at Weirs Beach, is slated for demolition early next year. The owner, Robert Csendes of Bedford, doing business as 45 Endicott, LLC, said yesterday that he has nearly completed an application for a demolition permit and expects

to raze the facility sometime in January. He explained that the attraction is in disrepair and costly to insure or renovate. Csendes said that intends to lease the 2.4-acre property at the corner of Endicott Street North (Rte. 3) and Lakeside Avenue overlooking the iconic Weirs Beach sign where he would construct a building to suit the needs of a long-term tenant. He indicated that he has discussed the redevel-

opment of the site with several interested parties. At the same time, he anticipates leasing space on the property to vendors during Motorcycle Week in June. The water park features four slides with a 75-foot drop, several waterfalls and a 110foot tunnel passing through what is billed as the tallest man-made volcano in the world, marked by the remains of a crashed see SLIDE page 10

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CONCORD (AP) — A New Hampshire hospital executive said Wednesday he is being denied access to information about why his facility was excluded from the Affordable Care Act’s provider network for individuals, but the state insurance department said it is still sorting out what it can release. Al Felgar, president of Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, is fighting Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire’s decision to exclude his hospital from its network for those purchasing individual policies. He asked the insurance department last month for a hearing on the matter and for documents Anthem submitted to the state when seeking approval for the network. The department has said it will hold a hearing, but Felgar said Wednesday he hasn’t been able to get the documents. “The entire process see HOSPITAL page 11

911 call tape shows anguish & tension at Sandy Hook inside the building, they also show Newtown dispatchers mobilizing help, reassuring callers and urging them to take cover. “Keep everybody calm. Keep everybody down. Get everybody away from windows, OK?” one dispatcher told the frightened teacher who reported hearing shots in the hall. The calls were made public under a court order after a lengthy effort by The Associated Press. Prosecutors had argued that releasing the recordings would only cause more anguish for the victims’ families. The gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza,

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As gunfire boomed over and over in the background, a janitor begged a 911 dispatcher to send help, saying, “There’s still shooting going on! Please!” A woman breathlessly reported seeing a gunman run down a hall. And a teacher said she was holed up in her classroom with her children but hadn’t yet locked the door. Recordings of 911 calls from last year’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were released Wednesday, and they not only paint a picture of anguish and tension

shot his way through a plate-glass window at the front of the school on Dec. 14. The office staff saw the shooter, who was wearing a hat and sunglasses, as he entered the building with a rifle and began firing down a hallway. One of the first callers to Newtown police was a woman who said in a trembling, outof-breath voice: “I think there’s somebody shooting in here at Sandy Hook school.” Asked what made her think so, she said: “Because somebody’s got a gun. I caught a see SANDY HOOKS page 8

Mass. 14-year-old says he’s not guilty of grisly murder of teacher Chism had already pleaded not guilty in District Court, but the case was moved to Superior Court after he was indicted last month. His attorney agreed on Wednesday to a prosecution request that he remain held without bail. The hearing lasted for about 15 minutes. Ritzer’s family and friends filled two rows of the courtroom. Chism’s mother, Diana Chism, sobbed quietly when he was

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy accused of killing his high school math teacher pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges on Wednesday. Philip Chism is charged in the Oct. 22 death of Colleen Ritzer, a popular teacher at Danvers High School. Ritzer’s body was found in woods near the school with her throat slit and a note reading, “I hate you all.”

taken into court. The families left without talking to reporters. Ritzer’s family later released a statement saying they “remain devastated” by her death, but are “strengthened by the tremendous outpouring of love and support we have received,” including donations for a scholarship fund in her name. Philip Chism had recently moved to see TEACHER page 9

China concedes no ground to Biden in dispute over air defense zone situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond. Though Biden made clear the deep concern of the U.S. and other countries during the 5 ½ hours of talks — themselves highly unusual for an American vice president

BEIJING (AP) — Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China’s contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a

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Obama labels income inequality as a defining challenge for America to meet WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. “That should offend all of us,” he declared. “We are a better country than this.” Focusing on the pocketbook issues that Americans consistently rank as a top concern, Obama argued that the dream of upward economic mobility is breaking down and that the growing income gap is a “defining challenge of our time.” “The basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed,” the president said in remarks at a nonprofit community center a short drive from the White House in one of Washington’s most impoverished neighborhoods. Though he offered no new initiatives, Obama blended a call for Congress to act on pending shortterm economic measures with a long vision aimed at correcting a growing level of income inequality in the United States. The speech came amid public doubts over Obama’s stewardship of the economy, as his overall approval ratings sink and as he seeks to move past the health care troubles that have consumed his presidency in recent months. He acknowledged his administration’s “poor execution” in rolling out the flawed website that was supposed to be an easy portal for purchasing insurance, while blaming Republicans for a “reckless” shutdown of the government. “Nobody has acquitted themselves very well these past few months,” Obama said. “So it’s not surprising that the American people’s frustrations with Washington are at an all-time high.” Worse for Americans, he added, are their growing difficulties in trying to make ends meet no matter how hard they work. The speech coincided with growing national and international attention to economic disparities — from the writings of Pope Francis to the protests of fast-food workers in the U.S. The president cited the pope’s question of how it isn’t news when an elderly homeless person dies from exposure, but news when the stock market loses two points. And he noted that in the United States, a child born into the bottom 20 percent of income levels has less than a 5 percent chance of making it to the top income levels and is 10 times likelier to stay where he is — worse than other industrial countries such as Canada, Germany and France. House Speaker John Boehner blamed Senate Democrats and Obama for the lack of action on jobs-related legislation. He said bills passed by the Republican-controlled House that would help the economy and create jobs have been blocked in the Democratic-controlled Senate. “The Senate and the president continue to stand in the way of the people’s priorities,” he said on the House floor. Obama conceded that “the elephant in the room” is the political gridlock that has prevented congres-

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Watering the weeds & pulling the flowers December is a time of many holiday feasts — which makes it a good time to remember family farmers and the tremendous contributions they make to our country, culture, taste buds and tummies. But not all farmers contribute equally, which is why I’m sending out this special holiday sentiment to one group of unique agriculturalists: Thbbllllttttt! That raspberry goes out to 50 billionaires who’ve been farming the U.S. farm subsidy program for years, harvesting a cornucopia of taxpayer cash for themselves or their corporate empires. They include top executives or owners of such diverse entities as Chase Manhattan Bank, Chick-filA, DISH Network, Fiji Water, Hyatt Hotels, Microsoft and Victoria’s Secret. The diligent watchdogs of the Environmental Working Group matched the “Forbes 400” list of richest Americans with a farm subsidy database to unmask these Gucciwearing Old MacDonalds. E-I-E-I-O, what a rip-off! Among the richest of these fauxfarmers are three Walmart heirs, whose personal wealth totals $100 billion. Then there’s investment huckster Charles Schwab, sitting on a $5 billion wad of wealth, yet pumping half-a-million dollars worth of rice subsidies into his California duck hunting resort. Also, corporate take-over artist Henry Kravis, who has amassed some $5 billion in wealth, took more than a million dollars from us to subsidize safflower, sunflower and other crops raised on two of his ranches. Especially jarring is the presence of such multibillionaire right-wingers such as oil and entertainment tycoon Philip Anschutz and nuclear waste mogul Harold Simmons. They’ve expressed disdain for government spending on poor people and other “takers,” yet they’ve gladly taken more than $500,000 each in farm payments. Actually, the Working Group’s tally understates the total haul by these mega-rich tillers of our public treasury, for many also harvest crop insurance subsidies from the Department of Agriculture. But Congress did them the favor of outlawing any disclosure of this list of names to the public, even though it’s our money they receive. In fact, the most valuable ag asset that these billionaires have are the Congress critters who pull their leg-

islative plows and carry this farm abundance to them. Congress is a very poor gardener, for it keeps watering the weeds and pulling the flowers. A conference committee is presently meeting in Washington to hash out a new, fiveyear farm bill — and what a hash they’re making of it! For some 40 years, one of the most beneficial flowers in the farm-bill garden has been the food stamp program, a symbiotic benefit for poor people who need the food and farmers who need the income they derive from sales generated by the program. Since 2008, when Wall Street crashed our economy, this flower has been especially worthy, keeping millions of knocked-down families from plunging into fulltilt poverty. Yet, with joblessness still raging unabated and poverty increasing, Congress cut $5 billion from food stamp benefits on Nov. 1, and the House now wants to yank an additional $40 billion from it during the next 10 years. Also, in a nasty, gratuitous slap at these hardhit families, house leaders want to force them to submit to drug testing to receive food. Meanwhile, the same gardeners are watering the farm program’s noxious weeds. Specifically, they’re expanding the $14 billion-a-year crop insurance subsidy, turning it into a guaranteed farm income. And guess who’ll get the bulk of the benefits? While the House intends to make food stamp recipients prove that their incomes are low enough to qualify for those meager payments, the crop insurance handout requires no means testing and has no limits on how much recipients can get. This means that billionaires, who’re only incidental “farmers,” will be among the biggest beneficiaries. You shouldn’t be punished for being poor, and you shouldn’t be subsidized if you’re a billionaire. To help plant some seeds of common sense in American farm policy, contact the Environmental Working Group: ewg.org (Jim Hightower has been called American’s most popular populist. The radio commentator and former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture is author of seven books, including his new work, “Swim Against the Current: Even Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow”.)

At a point, raising minimum wage makes some lose their jobs To The Daily Sun, We should resist any effort to raise the minimum wage — to protect jobs! Everyone can get the wage he is worth. The poor person who really needs to earn something, just won’t have a job if we are not allowed to pay him what he is worth. If the minimum wage is raised, the person who was earning only the minimum loses his job! You are not

nice to take away his job just because he is not worth that higher amount. For example, I’m sure you have seen old or feeble people at “work” when they can barely do anything, but the store owner paid him anyway. At some point, raising the minimum makes that person lose the job! Jack Stephenson Gilford

LETTERS Obama hasn’t released school records but neither did other presidents To The Daily Sun, While I can accept Mr. Earl’s reluctance to accept President Obama’s claim of attaining a 3.7 grade point average at Columbia University, and his portrayal of me as a “Kool-Aid” drinker (very clever and original), it appears that he and his birther buddies have moved on from their Birth Certificate Disorder to a new Transcript Disorder. Once again, they are beating a dead horse, but these conspiracy theories and lies contribute to their object fear mongering that goes along with the far-right agenda. With that having been said, of what possible relevance are the grades that Obama got at Occidental, Columbia, or Harvard Law School. What would it reveal that we don’t know? What could he possibly be “hiding?” The same people who spent years demanding to see his birth certificate are pushing this demand for college transcripts, often making erroneous claims that Obama was registered as a foreign student. These absurd fantasies that conservatives are using are a desperate effort to find something, anything that they can use against him. In response to Earl’s conspiracy theory that the media is not actively

pursuing this issue of transcripts, it would help him to know that it would be illegal under federal law for Occidental, Columbia or Harvard Law School to give any former students records to reporters or members of the public without the person’s specific, written permission. As Earl points out, Obama hasn’t released them, but neither have other presidents. If Earl had done his research, as he arrogantly advises opposing contributors to do, he would have known that George W. Bush himself refused to release his transcripts and that the only reason they became public was that somebody leaked them to the New Yorker magazine. In a previous letter on this issue I highlighted Obama’s academic accomplishments, but I’m sure with Earl’s penchant for research, he’ll follow-up and confirm these facts for himself. In addressing Earl’s demeaning attacks on my character and that of others with opposing views, I would submit that conservatives are intolerant of dissent and find it easier to demonize those with conflicting opinions rather than deal with facts, reality, or issues raised. L. J. Siden Gilmanton

Lucky for you, gun owners don’t believe in ‘ends justify means’ To The Daily Sun, George Maloof says “the means justifies the ends.” Really George? How about if all those gun owners you lefties are so afraid of adopted your philosophy? Lucky for you conservatives, NRA members and legal gun owners actually believe in the Constitution and the Republic ruled by laws not “any means justifies the ends.” For you to actually write that sentiment out and send it into the paper has to be one of the stupidest things anyone has done here in years. Thank you! By now readers must be at last getting a clearer picture of what progressive socialism really is. The shear volume of lies and cover-ups coming from the administration, the volume of people hurt and the millions that are to be hurt defies reason. Yesterday, Dec 2, the gang that couldn’t shoot straight announced the site to sign up for health

care had reached one hundred thousand, hooray, but omitted their apps never yet made it to the insurance companies — booo! Worse, they have yet to fix the site that lets customers pay for their new, expensive, super high deductible and increased co-pay polices. Meaning they still do not have health insurance come Jan 1st. What a mess! Can’t say you weren’t warned. L.J. Siden says he can’t figure what Obama and Clinton covered up? They said they were going to investigate and fix things so it would not happen again. So L.J., what have we discovered from their investigation? Who screwed up? Who’s been fired, demoted, anything? Just another promise never meant to be kept, just words to pacify the gullible and for the useful idiots to parrot. Steve Earle Hill

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LETTERS Answers to questions about cooperative ownership of Briarcrest To The Daily Sun, At the beginning stages of the meetings of the co-op for Briarcrest Estates, there were a lot of unanswered questions. Since then, many of those questions have been answered. We have found out it IS affordable. We have also found out through lawyers, bankers, realtors and the local community many reasons why it is the right choice. Home values, loan interest rates, equity loans are just a few. I have listed some of the questions that I know concern many of us. The answers have been confirmed. We will be having meetings frequently to answer any questions people may have. We are hoping that people will take an interest in hearing what we have accomplished. The meetings are open to all residents with no obligation. We want to take control of our own destiny and hope you feel the same. Will my rent go up? The park rent will fall under the existing lease, weather it be co-op or not. Whoever buys Briarcrest has to follow the existing lease. What will my rent include? Your rent will include all of the services you are presently getting. Will I have a mortgage? You will have no mortgage, just your existing park rent. No person, will be responsible for the mortgage to purchase the park. The rent you pay will stay the same and follow the rules of the lease. What about my house? Will it be part of the mortgage? Your house remains yours. It is not, a part of the mortgage. Will the park be kept up? The park

will be kept up to the same standards we presently enjoy. We will all be owners and have a say in protecting our investment. Will there be rules? There will most definitely be rules as there is now, to protect the beauty of the park. Any rule changes will be voted on by members of the co-op. Does it cost to Join the Co Op? There is a joining fee that has not yet been determined. It will not exceed $500. You make the decision whether to join or not. What if I want to join in order to have a vote in the community decisions but can’t afford it? You can opt to make small monthly payments with your park rent for as little as $5. How does the board get chosen? The board gets chosen by a vote by members of the co-op. The board we have now are all volunteers, doing an excellent job! Will the same people be running the co-op that are handling it now? The existing board is temporary. If they choose to run, they will have to be elected by the majority. Will we have to work in the community? No, the maintenance of the community will be contracted out to local business. Everything will remain local including management, banking, landscaping, rubbish removal etc. All will be included in your park rent as it is now. Please attend a few meetings with an open mind. We all have the same interest. MaryLou Blaisdell Laconia

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— Afghanistan: President Hamid Karzai, corrupt and volatile, may yet choose to side with the Taliban. (He certainly threatens to do so often enough.) — Egypt: The military, in charge since the July coup, routinely waves its middle finger at America and thwarts democratic ideals (often with great fanfare). — Iraq:Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki has aligned his government with Iran. — Syria:When America tried to initiate cease-fire negotiations, it was the rebels (our guys!) who refused to participate. — Turkey: An Islamist (Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan) now leads the nation that was once the model for secular democracy in Islam. A member of NATO, Turkey recently stunned its western allies by rejecting NATO-compatible missile defenses for Chinese arms. — Yemen: It has no government at all. Armed gangs — mostly anti American — rule the land. (The same is pretty much true for Libya and Somalia.) So, what does détente with Iran offer? Perhaps we avoid another war where we create more enemies and new terrorists, where we undermine our principles and emulate the great villains of history, where we lie to ourselves, confuse kill-target success with goal achievement and set the stage for another war with a country to be determined. Rapprochement with Iran offers more than war avoidance, however. It offers opportunities to douse some of the flames we ignited in the Middle East and resolve insidious issues that threaten regional war and global side choosing. Columnist Tom Friedman (The New York Times, Nov. 13) captured much of the potential in two sentences: “Let’s start with the fact that Iran has sizable influence over several of the United States’ most critical national security concerns, including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, terrorism, energy security and nuclear proliferation. Whereas tension with Iran has served to exacerbate these issues, détente with Tehran could help ameliorate them.” For those who cannot imagine America and Iran working together, Friedman went on to point out “Iran played a vital role in helping us to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 and can help us get out without the Taliban completely taking over again.” Robert Moran Meredith

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To The Daily Sun, As the Earth’s power elite (Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States) seeks accord with Iran, naysayers come out of the woodwork. Opposition arguments seem legitimate at first listen, but they lack context. Since 9/11, events, ineptitude and arrogance have conspired to undermine American influence and respectability throughout the Middle East. Two of our traditional allies in the region, Israel and Saudi Arabia, are the most vocal. Both say Iran is ambitious, untrustworthy and dangerous. Probably true, but they fail to mention they are gambling on (and promoting) American obsolescence in the region while undermining American goals that do not advance their agenda; i.e., America as tool not partner. Israel routinely flouts American aspirations. Pundits and pols attribute the acrimony to Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama’s personal dislike for one another. However, it is more than individual animosity when America seeks to reinvigorate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Israel announces new settlements. The Saudis ridicule American uncertainty and vacillation in Egypt, Iran and Syria (publicly and personally mocking the president in the latter). They rejected a prestigious seat on the United Nations Security Council telling the world their unprecedented decision was more a message to America than a slap at the U.N. Saudi Intelligence Chief Bandar bin Sultan, recently told multiple news sources, the kingdom is reviewing its relationships with America and looking at alternatives. At home, the naysayers want more machismo: more sanctions, more threats, perhaps a few more strategic bombings in a few more countries. Yet, firmness in lieu of caution, belligerence over diplomacy has brought America the look of a buffoon and to the brink of irrelevance. Keeping the boot to Iran’s neck may not be as easy tomorrow as it was yesterday. It was never in the best interests of China, India, Japan or Russia. They rejected wholesale sanction busting because they detested and feared the fanaticism of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The new president, Hassan Rouhani, is a much different person. We hear the phase “war weary” so often we might suspect it replaced “have a good day” in pundit land. Perhaps, it is not exhaustion as much as failure that exasperates Americans. Everywhere we look, disaster is the norm.

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Legal system overwhelms part-time Barnstead cop trying to act as own lawyer By Gail OBer

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BARNSTEAD — Part-time Police Officer Dave Scott has lost his lawsuit against the town, the state, and the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council because of jurisdiction and timing issues. Judge James O’Neill of Belknap County Superior Court ruled last week that Scott claim against the three for violating his civil rights by denying him a full-time job after he failed a portion of his physical fitness test would be dismissed because he “failed to pursue the proper avenue of review.” Scott, who is acting as his own attorney and whose initial claim stemmed from his argument that men have to perform to higher physical standards than women to do the same job, has never actually gotten a decision based on the merits of his case. On April 5, 2012 his verbal claim to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) was denied on the same day. On April 30, 2012 he filed a written complaint with HRC as well as the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission. from preceding page to a one-payer system which leads to socialized medicine. You and your administration hate America, and want to see America as a third-world country. However I would like to thank you because you have awaken the sleeping lion. We The People have had enough and will not take it anyCHINA from page 2 The U.S. worries that China’s demand that pilots entering the airspace file flight plans with Beijing could lead to an accident or a confrontation spiraling dangerously out of control. Now it is up to the Chinese to take steps to lower tensions, and “it’s a

The written complaint to the HRC was dismissed on May 8 because he was in the wrong jurisdiction and on September 22, 2012 his EEOC case was dismissed because it adopted the findings of the HRC, according to a brief rehash of his legal travails as written by Judge O’Neill in last week’s ruling. On November 14, 2012 Scott argued gender discrimination under Title VII against the state, the police standards and training council in the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire but it was dismissed on March 8, 2013 because the federal court determined he sued the wrong party saying he should have filed against the town, which is his employer. On April 11, 2013, the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire declined to reconsider its decision so Scott filed suit in Belknap County Superior Court where the three respondents, the town of Barnstead, the state, and the police standards and training council all countered he was in the wrong court and needed to file a petition for a writ of certiorari (an appeal) and not a lawsuit.

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Laconia School Board salutes champion cheerleaders Laconia High School cheerleaders and their coaches pose for a picture at the School Board meeting on Tuesday night. School Board Chairman Chris Guilmett is a left. The team won the NHIAA Divison III championship on November 10 at the Southern New Hampshire University. “There ain’t no 10 like ‘em,” said Coach Michael Eddy, who added that the team pushed hard to win the championship and worked hard to support all the teams at the competition. Members of the squad include Dior Chrisholm, Danielle Angers, Gillian Gorse, Taylor Avery, Taylor Percy, Isable Gorse, Kaitlyn Sasseville, Peyton Hughes, Rachel Lowe and Cierra Pinkney. Coaches are Kristina and Michael Eddy. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)

THREAT from page one your (explicative) son will be gone,” Levin allegedly said while he was brandishing a utility blade. In the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yesterday, city Prosecutor James Sawyer said the woman was able to get to a neighbor’s apartment and it was the neighbor who called the police. The alleged crimes took place at 4 a.m. Affidavits said the victim told police about the incident and allowed them to search her home for the weapon. Police found a green-handled utility knife atop the refrigerator, which she identified as the one Levin allegedly used to threaten her. The victim also told police that Levin was a “self-admitted” member of the “Crips” street gang, according to affidavits. She told police that he had threatened to kill her or have her killed in the past. In arguing for $20,000 cash bail, Sawyer recounted Levin’s criminal history that he described as lengthy and violent. According to records from Belknap County Superior Court, Levin’s record included a conviction for arson in 2007 in which Levin pleaded guilty to causing an explosion that burned a woman’s car and a 2009 conviction for felony-level criminal threatening that also involved a woman, a knife, and at least one child. Levin was sentenced to 2-to-5 years in N.H. State Prison for the arson and 1 1/2 to 3 years for the 2009 criminal threatening. He also has multiple convictions that include simple assault, stalking, criminal mischief, theft of services, and hindering apprehension.

Kate Geraci represented Levin and argued he was indigent and unable to post any kind of cash bail. She said he would agree to any bail conditions imposed on him by the judge. Geraci said Levin disputes the charges. Geraci said Levin has longstanding mental health problems. She said he has epilepsy from which he suffers regular grand mal seizures. She said Joseph A. Levin he was close to getting some (Laconia Police photo) health insurance and once obtained, would be able to get an evaluation at Genesis Behavioral Health. She said he needs medication for the epilepsy and would be unable to get it in jail. Despite being told not to talk, Levin kept interrupting Judge Jim Carroll while he ordering cash bail and its conditions. “Your Honor... there’s no way I can post this bail. It took me two years to get Social Security (disability) and I’ve got all these plans to get my meds,” Levin said. Carroll said he found it impossible not to set cash bail considering the circumstances alleged by the victim and the state. At that point, Levin asked if he could be housed in Merrimack County Jail. Carroll replied that he could speak with Geraci after the arraignment and reappear before him later if he wanted.

from preceding page pointment in public remarks, the outcome of his visit was not what the U.S. might have hoped for. A day earlier, the vice president had stood shoulder to shoulder in Tokyo with the leader of Japan, China’s regional rival, pledging to raise Washington’s concerns with Xi directly. But as he arrived in Beijing, an editorial in the state-run China Daily charged Washington with “turning a blind eye to Tokyo’s provocations,” warning that Biden would hit a dead end should he come “simply to repeat his government’s previous erroneous and one-sided remarks.”

Late Wednesday in Washington, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called China’s announcement of the zone “destabilizing” and complained that it had come “so unilaterally and so immediately without any consultation.” “That’s not a wise course of action to take for any country,” Hagel said at a Pentagon news conference. Neither Biden nor Xi mentioned the dispute as they appeared briefly before reporters at the end of their first round of talks. But in private, the issue came up at length at the beginning and again near the end of the long-planned meeting, senior Obama administration officials said.

SANDY HOOKS from page 2 glimpse of somebody. They’re running down the hallway. Oh, they’re still running. They’re still shooting. Sandy Hook school, please.” Another woman, who was shot in the foot, calmly reported that she was in a classroom with children and two other adults, but that there was no way to safely lock the door. The dispatcher told her to apply pressure to the wound. “OK, are you OK right now?” the dispatcher asked. The woman answered: “For now, hopefully.” Another call came from a custodian, Rick Thorne, who said that a window at the front of the school was shattered and that he kept hearing shooting. While on the line with Thorne, the dispatcher told somebody else: “Get everyone you can going down there.” Thorne remained on the phone for several minutes. “There’s still shooting going on! Please!” the custodian pleaded as six or seven shots could be heard in the background. “Still, it’s still going on!” Within 11 minutes of entering the school, Lanza had fatally shot 20 children and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle. Lanza also killed his mother in their Newtown home before driving to the school. He committed suicide as police closed in. Newtown police officers arrived at the school within four minutes of the first 911 call, but nearly six more minutes passed before they entered the building while they sorted out concerns over a possible second shooter, according to a prosecutor’s report issued last week. It’s not clear whether the delay made a difference because Lanza killed himself one minute after the first officer arrived on the scene, according to the report. In one of the recordings released Wednesday, dispatchers were heard making three calls to Connecticut state police that apparently rang unanswered. But state police had already been dispatched to the school by the time those calls were made, according to a timeline and call log supplied by Newtown officials. In all, seven recordings of landline calls from inside the school to Newtown police were posted Wednesday. Calls that were routed to state police are the subject of a separate, pending freedom of information request by the AP. “We all understand why some people have strong feelings about the release of these tapes. This was a horrible crime,” said Kathleen Carroll, AP executive editor and senior vice president. “It’s important to remember, though, that 911 tapes, like other police documents, are public records. Reviewing them is a part of normal newsgathering in a responsible news organization.” Christina Hassinger, the daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung, praised the efforts of Thorne and the teachers who protected their students. “The ability of the Sandy Hook teachers to keep calm in order to reassure their students during the most frightening time of their young lives was amazing. My mom would be proud,” Hassinger said. Teresa Rousseau, whose daughter Lauren was among the six educators killed, said she hadn’t listened to the tapes: “The way we keep our sanity is to start ignoring this stuff.” Rousseau, an editor at the Danbury News-Times, said there was no need to play the tapes on the radio or television. “I think there’s a big difference between secrecy and privacy,” she said. “We have these laws so government isn’t secret, not so we’re invading victims’ privacy.” On the day of the shooting, the AP requested 911 calls and police reports, as it and other news organizations routinely do in their newsgathering. The prosecutor in charge of the Newtown investigation, State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III, argued that releasing the tapes could cause pain for the victims’ families, hurt the investigation, subject witnesses to harassment and violate the rights of survivors who deserve special protection as victims of child abuse. A state judge dismissed those arguments last week. Releasing the recordings will “allow the public to consider and weigh what improvements, if any, should be made to law enforcement’s response to such incidents,” Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott said.


Stand Up Laconia head calls for parents to get more involved in effort to curb alcohol & drug use By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — “I cannot emphasize enough what trouble our state is in,” began Tym Rourke, addressing the annual meeting of Better Together this week. “We are terrible,” he continued. “Our young adults have among the highest rates of (drug & alcohol) addiction in the country.” This year Better Together celebrated Stand Up Laconia, the coalition of adults and youth who live, learn or work in the city who come together to curb alcohol and drug use among young people and encourage positive, healthy relationships within families and peer groups. “We’re empowering our youth to make good, healthy choices,” said Clare Perrson, who chairs the coalition. Rourke, the director of the substance abuse program of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, noted that although New Hampshire is often ranked among the healthiest states in the union, the percentage of those aged between 18 and 25 levels misusing alcohol and drugs, both prescription medications and illicit drugs, exceed regional and national averages. “Substance abuse is a young person’s disease,” he said, adding that last year more New Hampshire residents died of drug overdoses than in traffic accidents, on of the very few states where that is the case. While New Hampshire ranks high in the incidence of substance abuse, only Texas offers treatment to a smaller share of those requiring it. “We’re next to last,” Rourke said, explaining that less than 6 percent of those in need of treatment receive it. “Residential treatment, outpatient treatment, inpatient TEACHER from page 2 Massachusetts from Clarksville, Tenn. Police haven’t released a motive for Ritzer’s killing. Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall said Wednesday nothing during the investigation has pointed to mental health issues. Chism’s lawyer, Denise Regan, said she would raise the issue of mental competency “if and when” she feels it’s appropriate. Students told police that Chism stayed after school the day the 24-year-old Ritzer was killed. One student who said she had also stayed after school to receive extra help that day said Chism appeared to become upset when Ritzer began talking about Tennessee.

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GILFORD — Selectmen voted unanimously last night to accept the portion of Area Road that goes to the Gunstock Mountain Resort gate as a public way after getting a verbal assurance from Gunstock Commissioner Bob Durfee that the resort would either reimburse the town or work with the Public Works director for the work that needs to be done. That works includes building a culde-sac for plow turnaround, filling two potholes and two fixing minor washout spots. While the plan for that portion of the road to become a town road has been in the works for about a year and was approved by the Belknap County Commissioners earlier this week, some nearby residents still had reservations mostly about easements, maintenance, and speed. Public Works Director Sheldon Morgan made note that while the proposed cul-de-sac for plowing was not exactly as he would like it, he said his department could work with the Gunstock proposal. He noted also that the two potholes and two washouts must be fixed “almost immediately” but, other than that, he was generally satisfied with current condition of the road. “In a perfect world, I’d ask for an

overlay,” Morgan said, adding his crews would “make do with what we’ve got.” Last night’s vote means that officially the town of Gilford owns the now-designated Class V road and is responsible for its maintenance and upkeep. Technically, said Town Administrator Scott Dunn, the paperwork filing will take some time, but once the vote was made, the town accepted responsibility. The only additional costs to the town would be in salt and sand and future road repairs beyond what was agreed to last night. Although Gilford now owns the road, Gunstock will maintain an easement that would allow them to plow it in an emergency and to unlock the gate for letting people out during big events. Police and Fire will have the keys to the locked gate for emergencies. Selectmen needed some explanation from Dunn about why Gunstock would still have an easement if the town owns the road and agreed to take the vote after he assured them that the town has the power and full authority to regulate it. Selectmen also suggested to the Gunstock Commissioners that they should rename only entrance road to the resort to eliminate confusion for emergency responders.

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NFL fines Steelers coach $100k for interference with play PITTSBURGH (AP) — Here’s another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore. Expensive. The NFL fined Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return in the third quarter of a 22-20 loss to the Ravens on Thanksgiving night. The fine is the second-highest ever levied by the league on a head coach, behind only the $500,000 the NFL docked New England’s Bill Belichick in 2007 for spying on an opponent’s defensive signals. There is also the chance the Steelers have a draft pick taken away “because the conduct affected a play on the field.” Though he was not penalized, the league said the Steelers should have been flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct. All that from what Tomlin called an “embarrassing, inexcusable” case of being “mesmerized” while standing in a restricted area that separates the sideline from the playing field and staring at the video board during Jones’ 73-yard return. Jones had to swerve to avoid running into 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

A few great reasons to shop local this holiday season:

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.

• The money you spend in your community, stays in your community!

AWAKENINGS

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.

• You can find amazingly unique gifts! • You can get help from the shop owners. • You don’t have to travel far.

BOOTLEGGER’S FOOTWEAR CENTERS

With over 100 of the best brand names in footwear and thousands of styles to choose from, Bootlegger’s Footwear Centers offer the area’s largest selection of footwear for your entire family. With over 49 years of experience, Bootlegger’s has the knowledge and professional service to assist you in making the best footwear purchase to meet your needs. At Bootlegger’s we offer “everyday low pricing” so you can always shop with confidence that you are getting a great value in your purchase. We also specialize in wide widths and hard to find sizes to help fit the toughest of feet. For store locations, hours and promotions, visit www.bootleggersfootwear.com

CRAZY GRINGO

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.

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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.

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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.

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EVERCLEAR ELECTROLYSIS

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.

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!

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GILFORD GIFT OUTLET

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 moresomething 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.

GILFORD MOBIL MART

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

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!

HECTORS FINE FOOD & SPIRITS

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.

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HAIR FACTORY SALON

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!

JUNIORS CRUSH HOUSE

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!

LACONIA ATHLETIC & SWIM CLUB

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 www.lascfit.com.

LACONIA EYE & LASER CENTER

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.

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LAKES REGION JEWELERS

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.

LAKES REGION SHUTTLE

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 toll-free 1-888-386-8181.

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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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MASSAGE THERAPY AND BODYWORK

Shop smart. Shop local.

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.

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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.

MEREDITH TRADING POST

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.

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!

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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 www.mocshop.com 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.

PATRICK’S PUB & EATERY

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! PatricksPub.com.

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SHALIMAR RESORT

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 www.shalimarresort.com for coupons!

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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 603-279-7114. Our second location is in Laconia on Union Avenue. We also offer vacuums, vending, and detailing services. www.sparklecleancarwash.com

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THE SHOPS AT VINTAGE ROW

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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.theshopsatvintagerow.com.

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.

THE THRIFTY YANKEE

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.

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. thethriftyyankee@gmail.com.

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Freshly cut trees arrive for the 27th annual Gilford Rotary Club Christmas tree sale. Noon till eight weekdays and 8 till 8 Saturday and Sunday. (Courtesy photo)

Gilford Rotary Christmas tree & ornament sale begins on Friday GILFORD — The Gilford Rotary Club will launch its season of selling Christmas trees to benefit local charities December 6 – 15. Look for the Gilford Rotary Christmas tree sale across from Hannaford on Route 11. Browse the great selection of fresh cut trees from noon till eight weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. These New Hampshire grown, freshly cut, premium trees include hundreds of first quality fraser fir and balsam trees in all shapes and sizes

from table top to 12 feet tall. Plus decorative holiday wreaths. New this year are two collectable Christmas tree ornaments depicting the Tannery Hill covered bridge, constructed, by Gilford Rotary members and Gilford townspeople in 1995. The 24-kt finish ornament can be purchased for $15. The second ornament is a Herman Defregger crystal that is $40. Stop in the Gilford Rotary trailer and register to win one of 30 special raffle items. There’s hot chocolate, hot dogs and yummy corn chowder.

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CANTERBURY — Christmas at Canterbury will be held on Saturday, December 7 and Saturday, December 14 from 3-8 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village. Tickets are $18 for adults, $8 for children age 6-17; children under 5 free. Member admission is half price. Christmas at Canterbury, held annually, allows visitors to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era by taking a candlelight stroll through the Village, watching an oldtime magic show, riding in a horse drawn wagon, and watching a silent film with live organ accompaniment by Peter Krasinski. The event will also include music performances, story telling, craft demonstrations and activities, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and cider, chats with Village characters like Dr. Seth Miller, 19th century physician and more. Attendees have the option of having dinner at The Shaker Table,

where reservations are required, or enjoying lighter fare at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand. Christmas at Canterbury is sponsored by Merrimack County Savings Bank, Lincoln Financial Group, Nathan Wechsler, The Rowley Group and Bank of New Hampshire. “Canterbury Shaker Village is a place where the ideals of simplicity, reflection and renewal are present year round,” noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director. “Yet, it’s at Christmas that our ongoing practice of rethinking Shaker traditions seems especially relevant. Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the holiday in a way that gets away from the commercialism so prevalent today.” The Shaker Gift Shop, which features a wide selection of high quality, Shaker inspired products, will be open for Holiday shopping during Christmas at Canterbury.

TILTON — The Black Swan Inn on Sunday, December 8 will be having a Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. to Kick of the holiday season and a Toys for Tots Toy Drive.

Cari Ordway, owner of Bead Divine specializing in beaded items, classes, workshops and retreats will be at the open house. She has been beadsee next page

Toys for Tots Drive kicking off at the Black Swan Inn Holiday Open House


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Alice Ogden to lead basket making workshop at League of NH Craftsmen

Friday December 6th 6:00pm

MEREDITH — Alice Ogden, a traditional basketmaker and League of NH Craftsmen member since 1980, created this year’s Annual Ornament “Woven in Winter” - a miniature woven black ash basket with a white oak handle, embellished with a shimmery ribbon so it can be hung from a tree or wreath. Ogden will be demonstrating her technique by crafting one of her ornaments at a in-store demonstration on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery.

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Christmas Festival at Moulton Farm December 15 MEREDITH — Stories, tractor rides, music, food, and crafting activities for adults and children are just part of the holiday fun at Moulton Farm’s annual “Christmas at the Farm” festival on Sunday, December 15. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., “is one of the most anticipated events we do at the farm,” says John Moulton. “The farm is decorated, our gallery of wreaths is open, the fresh trees smell amazing, and there are a lot of smiles.” This year the farm has teamed up with Bayswater Books in Center Harbor for a special holiday stories session starting at noon. Old favorites as well as some newer holiday tales will be included. At 1:30 p.m. Santa will arrive, once again by tractor. “Last year he had so much fun that he especially asked for the tractor,” says Moulton with a smile.” In addition to the free tractor rides around the farm with free hot chocolate to help keep fingers warm, holiday music from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and

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animals to visit, there will be several crafting activities and a workshop happening. The crafting activities are on a drop in basis and include decorating and planting a pot to give as a gift or enjoy at home, making wooden snowmen, and decorating cookies. Some activities are free, and some have a small cost. There will also be a workshop for decorating gingerbread houses. The cost for the workshop is $30 per house decorated and space is limited. During the festival there will be sampling of different food items available at the farm for gift giving as well as items that can be ordered from the farm’s kitchen for holiday gatherings until the kitchen closes for the season on December 31. Cider Bellies will be making their famous cider doughnuts. Treats and warm soups will also be available for purchase to take home or enjoy during the afternoon at the farm.

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First row – Sam Silva, Lynn Case, Tori McCrea, Alexis Hartman, Tori Thibodeau, Mackenzie Marsh, Alana Persson, Second Row – Brandon Brown, Marissa McDermott, Maddie Sandifer, Mika Brown, Keisha McCrea, Sabrina Desaulniers, Shelby D’Amico, Lyndsey Paronto Third row – Tim Maczko, Mikayla Minor, Bryson Haddock, Brittney Pond, Maddie Wunsch, Jessica McDermott, Destiny DeMond, Amy Warren, Emily Huckins, Jackie Foden Fourth Row – Andy Emanuel, Troy Harper, Michael Tarling, Taylor Gagne, Mitchell Bailey, Nikki Patten, Amanda Burnt, Gabby Melvin. Not pictured: Quinn Davis, Ashley Gomez, Sebastian Huot, Jasmyn Murgatroy, Maggie Randall, Jake Reilly, Mackenzie Stewart, Katelyn Topping. (Courtesy photo)

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BELMONT — Dressed in red band jackets and Santa hats, Belmont and Canterbury students have been marching throughout Central New Hampshire performing at parades, festivals and a cabaret this festive season. Directed by Lauren Fountain, the Belmont High School Band stepped off in Concord and then took part in the Downtown Laconia Parade on Saturday, November 30 and the fourth Deck the Village festival in Belmont on Sunday, December 1 at the historic Bandstand. Also on the slate are appearances at the Franklin Opera House Tree festival on December 6 and Plym-

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outh Parade of December 7. “And just like the song said, we’re delighted to be home for the holidays with a seasonal cabaret and our traditional holiday concert,” said Mrs. Fountain, Shaker School District faculty member. Doors open for the December 5 Belmont High School cabaret at 6 p.m. and the event is a fundraiser for band and music programs, with $5 tickets available performance night. Attendees are encouraged to bring a batch of cookies with their recipe to share, in exchange for a raffle ticket. Entertainers include Grade 7/8 and Belmont High School students. Last Band presentation for the year is at Belmont High School on December 18 at 7 p.m. All parents, family members and community residents are invited to enjoy festive sounds of the season. In partnership with the Belmont Heritage Commission and John M. Sargent Fund, the Belmont Village Bandstand performance, also featuring the Belmont Elementary School Vocal Ensemble and Dickens Carolers of “Just Love to Sing!” was filmed and cablecast by Lakes Region Public Access, LRPA-TV.

Gilford Methodist Church hosting Living Nativity on December 15

GILFORD — The First United Methodist Church of Gilford is pleased to announce that there will be a Living Nativity at the church on December 15 at 2 p.m. The Methodist Church has been a large part of the annual Live Nativity for many years in Gilford Village, but due to the issues surrounding safe places for the animals during the Nativity, and parking for the trailers as well as those who come to the program, the church decided to have the Living Nativity at their church at 18 Wesley Way (off Rt. 11A near the 3/11 by-pass) in Gilford. Kathy Salanitro will be bringing a team of oxen to see next page


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Gilmanton thrift shop holding sale

GILMANTON — The holidays are here and the Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop is having a 50% off sale just in time for holiday shopping. From now through December 21 anything in the store with a red or green barb is half off. The church also sponsors an Adopt-a-Child Program. One could either adopt an entire family and purchase gifts, toys and clothing for that family, or adopt one child and buy gifts, toys and clothing. Many people prefer to just buy one gift for a child and that is also an option. Those who wish to participate can contact Beth Lavin @ 267-1934 or Jane Sisti @ 364-7437. For those who

prefer to buy just one gift, tags indicating a specific toy or article of clothing are available at the Thrift Shop or the Gilmanton Elementary School. Along with this program the donations of wrapping paper and bows are appreciated. The Thrift Shop will be providing Christmas baskets and some of the special things still being collecting are peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, tuna, mayonnaise, cereal, juice, pineapple, sugar, and coffee. Winter hours are Wednesdays 3–7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Parking is available in the Gilmanton Iron Works Church parking lot. Volunteers are needed and welcome.

Gifts arrive early for effort to conserve land near Mount Major

ALTON — An effort to protect access to Mt. Major, one of New Hampshire’s best-loved hiking destinations, got a Thanksgiving boost last week of two donations totaling $50,000 that will help the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests and its partners to buy and protect 950 acres of land. An anonymous family foundation gave $30,000, and the N.H. Conservation License Plate (“moose plate”) Program granted $20,000 to the Everybody Hikes Mt. Major Campaign, a joint effort of the Forest Society and Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT). The foundation’s gift results from strong ties to the area. “This family has been hiking in New Hampshire for generations, and they are very familiar with the Belknap Range and Mt. Major trails. They also understand how much trail maintenance is needed for this popular hiking area, and that it is dependent on our ability to acquire ownership of the properties and trails,” said Martha Twombly, development specialist with the Forest Society. The N.H. Conservation License Plate (“moose plate”) program supports the protection of critical resources in New Hampshire, including scenic lands, historic sites and artifacts, and plants and wildlife. Grants are awarded annually. “When you pass someone with the New Hampshire moose license plate on their car or truck, give them a wave and a ‘thank you’ for supporting land

conservation and cultural heritage around the state,” Twombly said. The Forest Society and LRCT have raised $917,000 of the $1.8 million goal to purchase and protect four properties – three on or near Mt. Major in Alton and one on Piper Mountain in Gilford. Momentum has been strong throughout the campaign and is getting stronger. “With year-end just over a month away, the momentum seems to really be picking up,” said Susanne Kibler-Hacker, vice president of development for the Forest Society. “With more than 1,200 donations so far, there’s no question that Mt. Major is a popular destination.” The large number of individual donations is thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers from the Belknap Range Conservation Coalition who have taken turns handing out brochures and talking to hikers at the Mt. Major trailhead for the past several months. Four large anonymous donations have been given to the LRCT for the campaign recently as well. “We’re getting letters and calls daily,” said Don Berry, LRCT president. “We hear from people who have been hiking throughout the Belknaps for decades and would like to make it possible for generations to come to do the same.” Donations may be made online at forestsociety.org or lrct.org.

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ready, then be at the church at 1:45 for dressing. There are no lines to learn. This program celebrates the true meaning of Christmas with the portrayal and reading of the Nativity story and the singing of favorite Christmas carols. Everyone is encouraged to come and participate in this wonderful celebration The program normally goes only 20 -30 minutes. Following the program, everyone is welcomed into the church to warm up and have some hot cider and cookies.

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Pitman’s Freight Room hosting JCB Jazz Trio

LACONIA — Pitman’s Freight Room will host the JCB Jazz Trio on Thursday, December 5 at 8 p.m. The JCB Trio is a straight-ahead jazz trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums. The band performs the works of great American composers such as George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and Duke Ellington. The trio also performs a wide range of jazz standards composed by artists like Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Dexter Gordon and many others. The members of the trio are Brad Hallen on acoustic bass, Curt Shumate on electric guitar and Jerzy (Jurek) Glod on drums. Brad Hallen has played bass since 1975. For the past 5 years he has been a member of blues great Duke Robillard’s band. Brad also played with the legendary Roomful of Blues for four years and recorded two albums with them. He has also toured

and recorded with a wide range of Blues and R&B artists including: Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, Mike Welch, Curtis Salgado, James Montgomery, Johnny Winter and rock artists including Ben Orr of The Cars. Curt Shumate has been a musician and educator in the Boston area for over 30 years. Shortly after graduation from Berklee College of Music, he became a full-time guitar faculty member. As a guitarist he has performed with such notables as Peter Bernstein, Marshall Wood, John Lockwood, Dave Clark, John McKenna and Phil Grenadier. In addition to his teaching, Curt has also been an active member of the Boston music-theater scene including runs with several national touring companies. Jurek Glod, a native of Poland, has played professionally since age 15. After gaining wide recognition in his home country, he joined the band of contempo-

Gilford Rotarians holding Ray Wixson Memorial Dinner

GILFORD — The 28th annual Rev. Ray Wixson Memorial Gilford Senior Citizen Dinner & holiday celebration will take place on Tuesday December 10 at 5:45 p.m. at the Gilford Communtiy Church and Community Center. This event is put on every year by the members of the Gilford Rotary Club to thank the seniors of

Gilford for their many contributions to Gilford over the years. There will be a traditional turkey dinner with all the “fixings” and entertainment by some local talent. Call Gilford Rotarian Carolyn Scattergood at 3665503 to make reservations. Transportation is available if needed.

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Metrocast helped put on Thanksgiving at Spaulding Youth Center

Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield prepares for the annual Thanksgiving Feast with help from MetroCast Community Foundation which provided turkeys for the fifth year in a row. Pictured from left to right are Moira Campbell, Regional Manager NH/ME, MetroCast; Shane Milianes, Food Services Director, Spaulding Youth Center and Shannon Barnes, Regional Marketing, MetroCast. Moira Campbell has served on the Spaulding Youth Center Foundation Board of Directors since 2010. (Courtesy photo)

Blue Star Mothers holding Wreaths of Remembrance ceremony on Saturday

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MEREDITH — The Blue Star Mothers of NH will be once again holding the Wreaths of Remembrance ceremonies in their communities across the state at their town’s War Memorial. The Blue Star Mothers in the Lakes Region will be holding the Wreaths of Remembrance on December 7 at 11 a.m. in front of the POW/MIA Memorial in Hesky Park, Meredith. All are welcome to attend. This year the Christmas Wreath laying is to raise awareness of POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, American POW being held captive in Afghanistan.

Gilford Historical Society will have a table at craft fair on Saturday

GILFORD — Gilford’s Historical Society will once again have a table at the Gilford Middle High School Fair on December 7 at the usual place in the hallway near the food court in the Middle School. Members have made and will be selling many attractive evergreen swags in various sizes and with different colored bows. There will also be the unique Gilford throws which include the gazebo, covered bridge and many other Gilford landmarks on it; they come in burgundy, forest green and slate blue. “The History of Gunstock Parish”, a book that see next page


SCORE president speaks with Lakes Region Community College students SCORE President, Roger Laux, right, of Gilmanton, is shown with Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Principles of Marketing honor student, Samantha MacDonald of Belmont. Laux’s topic of discussion was “Can Small Business Compete with Wal-Mart?” Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the United States. His last position before retiring was General Store Manager of the Wal-Mart in Plymouth where he was responsible for more than 400 employees at any given time. Prior to Laux’s employment with Wal-Mart, he had spent fourteen years in top management at K-Mart Corporation in stores throughout the Northeast. (Courtesy photo)

Help Irwin Auto to ‘Fill Up the Pick-Up’

LACONIA — With the holidays comes the spirit of giving and helping others. Irwin Automotive has teamed up with the Citizen newspaper to support the local community this holiday season. Both businesses will be helping the local food pantry in their mission to collect non-perishable food

items for families in need. Help us fill up the pick-up at Irwin Automotive with food items for those less fortunate this season. This food drive will run December 4 through December 23 and people can drop items off at the Irwin showroom located at 59 Bisson Ave in Laconia.

FRANKLIN — Mix 94.1fm, along with Northeast Communications Radio Stations 106.9 WSCY and 100.1 The Planet, presents its 27th annual Cash-and-Cans money and food drive for the holidays December 6-13. The fundraiser, started by Mix 94.1fm’s Fred Caruso in 1987, raises food and money for ten central New Hampshire charitable organizations, from food pantries to soup kitchens to toys-for-tots programs. Caruso, along with morning co-host Amy Bates, will be accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations with 100% of the proceeds from Cashand-Cans staying right here in our central New Hampshire area. “We live in a wonderful area, neighbors helping neighbors, friends helping friends, people helping folks they’ve never even met. That’s what Cash-andCans is all about,” said Caruso. Look for the Northeast Broadcast Van at the following locations to make your donation: Friday 12/6: 3:30-6 p.m., Santa & His Workshop in Downtown Franklin Saturday 12/7: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Pines Community Center Northfield’s Christmas Breakfast. Monday 12/9: 5:30-10 a.m., George’s Diner, Meredith; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Funspot, Weirs Beach; 2-5 p.m., LR Jewelers/Sal’s Pizza, Belmont. Tuesday 12/10: 5:30-10 a.m., McDonald’s

Tilton; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., HK Powersports, Laconia; 1-3 p.m., The Wine’ing Butcher, Gilford; 4-6 p.m., Belknap Subaru, Tilton. Wednesday 12/11: 5:30-8 a.m., Willow Hill Food & Beverage, Franklin; 8-10 a.m., Stafford Food & Beverage, Tilton; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Kramer & Hall Goldsmiths/Franklin Savings Bank/Prescott’s Florist, Downtown Laconia; 2-4 p.m., Irwin Motors, Laconia; 5-8 p.m., Tilt’n Diner, Cash-and-Cans spaghetti dinner. At the dinner, NY Yankees minor leaguer and former Winnisquam High School standout Jordan Cote will be on hand to sign anything you’d like from 6-8 p.m. for a donation to Cash-and-Cans. Thursday 12/12: 5:30-10 a.m., ParkN-Go Market, Northfield; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., T-Bones, Laconia; 2-5 p.m., Franklin Savings Bank, Upper Central Street Branch; 5-7 p.m., Ciao Pasta, Northfield. Friday 12/13: 5:30-10 a.m., McDonald’s Franklin; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Benson Auto,m Franklin; 2-5 p.m., Grevior Furniture, Franklin; 5-7 p.m., Chrissy’s Paw Spa, Franklin. Donations can also be made through the mail. Please make checks payable to Cash-and-Cans and mail to Mix 94.1fm, PO Box 941, Franklin, NH 03235. Look for special events during Cash-and-Cans week online at www. mix941fm.com.

from preceding page tells the history of Gilford, will also be available. The Historical Society is looking for people to participate in the second annual Candlelight Stroll on Saturday, December 14th from 5-7 p.m. The Historical Society’s three historical buildings will be open for tours and volunteer help is needed to have volunteers in each building for a onehour segment. Volunteers will not be giving a formal presentation, but will

be available to answer questions. Contact Kathy at xteachkL@metrocast. net or 524-3390 if interested. The Candlelight Stroll Committee is trying to get more musical groups, either singers or musicians, to perform near the bonfire by the gazebo in the Village Field, or to stroll the candlelit street. If interested in volunteering in any way, shape or manner, contact Kathy for the Historical Society or Dee at 527-4732 for the Candlelight Stroll Committee.

Cash and Cans set for 27th year

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Notice of Gilford Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment Public Hearing December 16, 2013 Gilford Town Hall Conference Room A 47 Cherry Valley Road Gilford, NH 03249 Monday 7:00 P.M. The Gilford Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room A in the Gilford Town Hall, to consider the application below. Once the application is accepted as complete, the public hearing will follow. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For the Planning Board: NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, (d/b/a AT&T) AND AMERICAN TOWER CORPORATION, LLC – The applicant proposes to construct a Wireless Communications Facility (cellular telephone antenna tower) consisting of a 100’ Monopole-style tower with 12 panel antennas, a 12’x20’communications equipment shelter, and an emergency backup generator, to be located within a 50’x50’ equipment compound secured by a 6’ chain link fence topped with barbed wire. The property is located at 42 David Lewis Road on Tax Map & Lot # 202-003.000 in the Limited Residential (LR) Zone and the Airport overlay district. Site Plan Review. Application #2013000359. For the Zoning Board of Adjustment: NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC (d/b/a AT&T) AND AMERICAN TOWER CORPORATION, LLC – APP# 2013000369 – Applicants are requesting a Special Exception from Article 4, Section 3.18 of the Gilford Zoning Ordinance, to construct a Wireless Communications Facility (cellular phone antenna tower) consisting of a 100’ Monopole-style tower with 12 panel antennas, a 12’x20’ communications equipment shelter, and an emergency backup generator to be located within a 50’x50’ equipment compound secured by a 6’ chain link fence topped with barbed wire. The property is located at 42 David Lewis Road on Tax, Map & Lot # 202-003.000 in the Limited Residential (LR) Zone and the Airport overlay district.

Disposal of Christmas Trees IMPORTANT CHANGE IN PROCEDURE In an effort to more efficiently and effectively utilize DPW personnel and equipment time, Christmas Trees will no longer be picked up curbside by Laconia DPW in the weeks immediately following the Holidays. Laconia residents can transport and drop-off their tree(s) at the following locations for ultimate disposal by DPW: 1. Hilliard Road Brush Dump on Wednesdays in January (Jan 8th, Jan 15th, Jan 22nd and Jan 29th) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. An attendant will be there to assist you. 2. Laconia Transfer Station, 385 Meredith Center Road. Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am to Noon. Place trees in the specifically marked/ designated area ONLY. PLEASE PULL ON SCALES FIRST! 3. Memorial Park Softball Field off Pearl St (on Memorial Park Drive). Place trees in the specifically marked/designated area ONLY. Please call Ann, Department of Public Works with any questions, 528-6379, ext. 300.


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Today’s Birthdays: Singer Little Richard is 81. Author Joan Didion is 79. Author Calvin Trillin is 78. Actor Jeroen Krabbe (yeh-ROHN’ krah-BAY’) is 69. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 67. Pop singer Jim Messina is 66. College Football Hall of Famer Jim Plunkett is 66. World Golf Hall of Famer Lanny Wadkins is 64. Actress Morgan Brittany is 62. Actor Brian Backer is 57. Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Monk is 56. Country singer Ty England is 50. Rock singer-musician John Rzeznik (REZ’nihk) (The Goo Goo Dolls) is 48. Country singer Gary Allan is 46. Comedian-actress Margaret Cho is 45. Writer-director Morgan J. Freeman is 44. Actress Alex Kapp Horner is 44. Rock musician Regina Zernay (Cowboy Mouth) is 41. Actress Paula Patton is 38. Actress Amy Acker is 37. Actor Nick Stahl is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Keri Hilson is 31. Actor Frankie Muniz is 28. Actor Ross Bagley is 25.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may be unaware of the deep impact you have on another person’s life, but you can be sure that someone thrills to your call, your attention and even just seeing you around. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When problems percolate, sometimes the most intelligent thing to do is to stay out of it. But then you have to abide by the solutions of the less intelligent people who took charge. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You work hard to make yourself attractive according to your high standards, and sometimes this backfires. Some people view beautiful people as a threat. You can counteract their fear with friendliness and humor. CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you have too much to do, this puts you in an overwhelmed state, and you’ll accomplish very little. It is once again time to pare down your responsibilities. Say no and delegate with abandon. Sell something off. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll appreciate the beautiful complexity of a natural phenomenon. Considering how hard it is to keep a simple houseplant alive, you have great admiration for nature, especially when it’s thriving. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your loved ones have opinions very different from your own. You’d rather talk about the opinions you share, but today your differences must be addressed before you can settle into those commonalities once more. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Avoid the situations that come with giving others too much power over you. Everyone is learning. Don’t assume that someone who has more experience than you in a certain area is going to know more than you in other areas. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As you act in creative ways, you build the muscle of imagination. This muscle can’t be seen in pictures, but it definitely will increase your ability to attract the person you’re interested in. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What you want is possible to obtain, but one or two good decisions will not be enough to get you there. It will take a continuous effort over the

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2013. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 1933, national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment. On this date: In 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. In 1782, the eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, was born in Kinderhook, N.Y.; he was the first chief executive to be born after American independence. In 1791, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35. In 1792, George Washington was re-elected president; John Adams was re-elected vice president. In 1831, former President John Quincy Adams took his seat as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1848, President James K. Polk triggered the Gold Rush of ‘49 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California. In 1932, German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa, making it possible for him to travel to the United States. In 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO under its first president, George Meany. In 1979, feminist Sonia Johnson was formally excommunicated by the Mormon Church because of her outspoken support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. In 1991, Richard Speck, who’d murdered eight student nurses in Chicago in 1966, died in prison a day short of his 50th birthday. In 1994, Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be the first GOP speaker of the House in four decades. Ten years ago: The two makers of flu shots in the United States, Chiron and Aventis Pasteur, announced they had run out of vaccine and would not be able to meet a surge in demand. A suicide bombing on a commuter train in southern Russia killed 44 people, two days before the nation’s parliamentary elections. Five years ago: The Labor Department reported that an alarming half-million jobs had vanished in Nov. 2008 as unemployment hit a 15-year high of 6.7 percent. A judge in Las Vegas sentenced O.J. Simpson to 33 years in prison (with eligibility for parole after nine) for an armed robbery at a hotel room. Death claimed actresses Nina Foch at age 84 and Beverly Garland at age 82. One year ago: Port clerks returned to work at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach after an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation’s busiest shipping complex; they had won guarantees against the outsourcing of jobs. Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, known for his exotic and challenging rhythms in pieces such as “Take Five,” died in Norwalk, Conn., a day before he would have turned 92.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Information session on the Affordable Care Act presented by Certified Patient Navigator, Donna Toomey. 6-8 p.m. at the Elm Room of the Woodside Building in Laconia. For more information call 934-1464. Lakes Region Camera Club meeting featuring a presentation by Forrest Seavey tilted “Using Your Camera’s Video Mode”. 7 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith. Events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Project Teen featuring a Bookmarks project 3-4 p.m. Tea Time 4-4:30 p.m Meredith Public Library events. Knotty Knitters 10 a.m. to noon. Brown Bag Book Group featuring the book Christmas in Plains by Jimmy Carter. Noon to 1 p.m. at Lakeside Deli, 2 Pleasant Street in Meredith. Lego Time! at the Meredith Library 3:30-4:30 p.m. Library writer’s Group 6:30-7:30 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Sacred Heart Hall located at 31 Gilford Avenue in Laconia from noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767) or visit online at redcrossblood.org. 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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 The Inter-Lakes Children’s Theater presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas” featuring local teens and tweens. 4 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes High School Community Auditorium. Tickets are $8. Craft session held for kids before the shows and punch and cookies with the cast after the shows. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 1-888-245-637 or at interlakestheatre.com. Street Car Company will present ‘Seussical Jr.’ 7 p.m. in the LHS auditorium. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling streetcarcompany.com. Events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Library Live Chat 4 p.m. Sit and Knit 2-5 p.m. Blue Bash in honor of the Hon. J. Olivia Huot held by the Belknap County and Laconia Democratic Committees. 6-9 p.m. at the Belknap Mill in Laconia. Suggested donation of $20 per person. Event features food, drink, music, speakers, auctions and more. For more information email belknapcountydems@gmail.com.

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Page 28 — THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Thursday, December 5, 2013 NOTICE – TOWN OF GILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE The Gilford Planning Board will conduct a public hearing to consider changes to the Gilford Zoning Ordinance on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room A at the Gilford Town Hall, 47 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, New Hampshire. Anyone interested is invited to attend. This is the first public hearing for these

Christmas Craft Fair at Gilford Middle High School on Saturday

PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE CHANGES A public hearing will be held to consider the following proposed amendments: 1. Create Wetland Buffer Requirement – Create a new Section 15.5, Wetland Buffer, requiring a twenty-five (25) foot wetland buffer along wetlands that are one (1) acre or larger, within which buildings, structures, parking spaces, driveways, excavating, filling, use of phosphorous-containing fertilizers, storage or use of hazardous materials, and storage of hazardous waste are prohibited; and providing exceptions to allow the otherwise prohibited uses, buildings, and activities through issuance of a conditional use permit and providing standards therefore. Amend Article 3, Definitions, by creating a new definition for Wetland Buffer. 2. Amend Buildable Area Requirements and Requirements Regarding Excavation and Filling of Steep Slopes for New Lots – Amend Section 5.1.1, Lot Size and Buildable Area, by reducing the required minimum buildable area per lot in all zones; eliminating areas within front, side, and rear setbacks from comprising buildable area; establishing a maximum area in residential zones that may be excavated or filled to create buildable area if the area so excavated or filled is a slope over fifteen percent (15%); requiring Planning Board approval for excavation or filling of slopes over fifteen percent (15%) but not greater than twenty-five percent (25%); creating a new subparagraph (e) to provide regulations allowing excavating or filling to create more than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet of buildable area through issuance of a conditional use permit and providing standards therefore; and making other related changes. Amend Section 5.2.2, Historic District, eliminating the requirement that a lot in the Historic District contain a minimum of two (2) buildable acres. 3. Create Excavation and Filling Requirements for Existing Lots – Create a new Section 6.22, Excavation and Filling, establishing requirements for excavating and filling land in residential zones by allowing excavation or filling of up to fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet of land with a slope over fifteen percent (15%) but not greater than twenty-five percent (25%) under certain conditions; allowing excavation or filling of more than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet of land with a slope over fifteen percent (15%) but not greater than twenty-five percent (25%) with approval of a conditional use permit and providing standards therefore; and making other related changes. 4. Amend Frontage Requirements for Lots with Less Than Minimum Frontage – Amend Section 5.1.2, Minimum Lot Dimension, by allowing lots with less than minimum frontage to have reduced frontage or access along a street rather than a public road or publicly maintained road. 5. Amend Definition of Street – Amend the definition of Street in Article 3, Definitions, by inserting the phrase “or a dedicated way” to be included as part of the definition of a street. 6. Amend the Chart of Uses – Amend Section 4.3, Commercial Uses, Section 4.4, Industrial Uses, and Section 4.6, Accessory Uses, in various ways by designating certain uses in the commercial zone as permitted or permitted by special exception, which uses are currently not permitted or are permitted by special exception. 7. Rezone Approximately 35 Acres – Amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Gilford by changing the zoning of approximately thirty-five (35) acres of land along the north side of Lake Shore Road, from 1458 Lake Shore Road to Lily Pond Road, from Industrial (I) to Commercial (C). The exact text of the proposed changes and a map of the proposed rezone may be inspected at the Department of Planning and Land Use (DPLU) and the Town Clerk’s office in the Gilford Town Hall at 47 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, New Hampshire. DPLU is open Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Town Clerk’s office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays. You may contact the Department of Planning and Land Use by calling (603) 527-4727.

ALTON PLANNING BOARD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the ALTON PLANNING BOARD will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on WEDNESDAY, December 18, 2013 starting at 6:00 P.M. in the ALTON TOWN HALL, ALTON, NH to receive public input on proposed amendments to the Alton Zoning Ordinance. The proposed amendments to be discussed at this public hearing are summarized below. Copies of the full text are available from the Planning Department.

If inclement weather necessitates cancelling the public hearing, then the public hearing will be continued to a “snow date” of Thursday, December 19, 2013 starting at 6:00 P.M. in the ALTON TOWN HALL, ALTON, NH. A notice shall be posted on the front door of Town Hall announcing the meeting cancellation on December 18th and the continued meeting date on December 19th. ___________________________________________________________________________ The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 1 proposes to add a new SECTION 362 Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance for Workforce Housing. ___________________________________________________________________________

The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 2 proposes to add a new SECTION 356 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES that will allow one Recreational Vehicle to be occupied on a lot with an existing dwelling unit for a period of less than 6 months in any calendar year. ___________________________________________________________________________ The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 3 proposes to amend ARTICLE 200 DEFINITIONS to amend the definition of street and to add definitions of driveway and seasonal use. ___________________________________________________________________________ The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 4 proposes to add SECTION 361 Bunkhouse Regulations to allow one bunkhouse on a conforming lot accessory to a residential use and amend ARTICLE 200 DEFINITIONS add a definition of bunkhouse. ___________________________________________________________________________

The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 5 to SECTION 360 Non-Habitable Structure as Principal Building on a Lot to amend ARTICLE 200 DEFINITIONS add and amend associated definitions . ___________________________________________________________________________ The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 6 proposes to add a new SECTION 359 Stormwater Management to manage erosion control on or above slopes 15% or greater. ___________________________________________________________________________ The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 7 proposes to add Equitable Waiver of Dimensional Requirements to the roles of the Zoning Board of Adjustment as provided in the state statutes. ___________________________________________________________________________

The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 8 to the Aquifer Protection Overlay Districtto allow for discharge of wastewater from uses other than a single family dwelling provided it can be demonstrated through a Special Exception application process approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment that there are adequate plans and assurances for providing wastewater treatment to ensure protection of the aquifer water quality.

Gilford High School Senior class officers getting ready for the annual Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 7 are Treasurer - Catherine Buckley, Vice President - Marissa Kelleher, President - Abby Lines and Secretary - Rachel Blandford. (Courtesy photo)

GILFORD — More than 130 craftsmen and artists will take part in the annual Craft Fair at both Gilford Middle and High School on Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a wide variety of crafts, jewelry, crystal, baked goods, fudge, gourmet popcorn, gift baskets and holiday decorations.

Food will be available at the food court located in the middle school cafeteria. The Gilford High Senior Class of 2014 will raffling off gift certificates and selling coffee, hot chocolate, donuts and meatball grinders to help raise money to help offset the cost of graduation, senior yearbook dinner and their class trip.

LACONIA — With fewer days to collect funds from its street corners and shopping mall locations, Salvation Army leaders of Laconia are hoping for a surge in public response to reach the Red Kettle Campaign goal. Salvation Army red kettles have been out for a few weeks in many communities. However, there are areas where bellringers do not man the kettles until after Thanksgiving, which fell a week later than normal this year. The loss of a full week kettle income may have a significant impact on funds raised this year. “We are $10,000 behind compared to last year’s income at this time,” said Captain Stephen Warren. Funds raised through the familiar red kettles are vital to The Salvation Army’s programs and services. This year’s campaign goal in Laconia is

$100,000 as Salvation Army leaders attempt to meet a huge upsurge in demands for help because of a lagging economy. Falling short of the goal may have a long-term impact, affecting the afterschool programs, food pantry, or financial assistance offered. The Salvation Army’s Christmas ministry includes the distribution of toys to needy youngsters, food baskets and food vouchers, warm winter coatsand so much more during the rest of the year. Last year, The Laconia Salvation Army assisted 1,055 individuals, during the holiday season alone. There are 12 kettles located throughout the area at various businesses, donations are also accepted at the main office of The Salvation Army as well as on line at www.onlineredkettle.org or by calling(603) 524-1834.

Salvation Army’s kettle campaign well behind last year’s fund raising pace

CALENDAR from preceding page

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 Altrusa Festival of Trees Noel Shoppe at the Waukewan Golf Club . 2-8 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children. Christmas Night in Ashland featuring various events along Main Street and Highland Street. Events start at 5 p.m. Pictures with Santa are available with a $1 donation.

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 645-9518. 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.


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: My 58-year-old mother has a best friend whom she has known since they were both 5 years old. We call her “Aunt Marsha.” She’s been at all of our weddings and holidays. She is still friendly with her ex-daughter-in-law, who happens to be a good friend of mine. In years past, when Aunt Marsha has a male companion in her life, she typically falls off the face of the Earth. Recently, she found a new guy who happens to be married, so her communication with us is limited. Right now, Aunt Marsha is upset with both my mother and me because her ex-daughter-in-law was in town with her new husband and daughter, and they stayed with me. Aunt Marsha knew about the visit, and I told her if we planned any family events, I would let her know. However, when my friend arrived with her family, she said that having her exmother-in-law in attendance at dinner would be awkward. So I did not invite Aunt Marsha. When my mother next saw Marsha, she mentioned how nice it was to see my friend, and of course, Aunt Marsha was miffed that she wasn’t included. After several attempts to contact my aunt, I received an email that she was upset and hurt, and that she had waited around for a phone call to be invited over and it never came. She said, “I know it is your house and your company, but my feelings are hurt.” Annie, I never intended to hurt her. It’s just how things worked out. But she still hasn’t spoken to either my mother or me in six months. She ignores my mother’s calls, cards and attempts to reach out. It’s possible that when her current male companion is out of the picture, she will come running to us

for support, as usual. But in the meantime, what can I do to help my mother? She misses her best friend. -- Omaha, Neb. Dear Omaha: You actually owe Marsha an apology. You promised to include her, and then you didn’t, nor did you let her know. We realize it was your friend who changed the plans, but you still should have informed Marsha. Instead, she felt excluded from your family. That said, she is being rather unforgiving and pigheaded about it. If you haven’t apologized, please do so. The rest will simply have to run its course. Dear Annie: My husband and I agree that it is bad behavior to use one’s cellphone while in the company of others, unless it’s an emergency. However, he even thinks someone looking up information or showing pictures is rude. I disagree. He also feels justified in saying something to the offending party. I think it’s best to say nothing and simply not go out with them again. It’s too embarrassing to everyone. What is your take on this? -- Tired of Arguing Dear Tired: Showing pictures on your phone to people at the table is not rude unless it turns into a slide show. Looking up information is fine as long as it is pertinent, such as checking the time of the movie you are planning to see. It is also OK to speak up when someone talks or texts incessantly. Say politely, “Could we make this a cell-free zone for the duration?” If they refuse, then you can stop going out with them. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Waiting,” who doesn’t like it when the bank tellers chitchat with the customers. I enjoy the personal touch and suggest that those who don’t use the ATM instead. -- Louisville, Ky.

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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For Rent

For Rent

GILFORD: 1 Bedroom (possibly 2) apartment over country store. $900/month, everything included. Contact Lisa, Monday-Friday, 6am- 2pm for appointment, 293-8400

Convenient, quiet, 1BR, diningroom, living, kitchen, laundry rm. washer/ dryer included, garage. No dogs, no smoking, $750/ month, 279-4376.

GILFORD: 1 or 2 bedroom apts. Heat/electricity/Hot water included. From $190/week. Pets considered/References 556-7098 or 832-3334. LACONIA CHEAP TO HEAT!!! 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor, $750/Month + utilities. Washer/ dryer hook-up, Off-street parking. Available Now! 520-4348 LACONIA 1 bedroom $650/Month. $250 credit towards first oil, Freshly painted, utilities not included. 581-6463 LACONIA 1 Bedroom, second floor, $180/Week, heat & hot water included. Non- smoker. One cat OR one small dog. Security deposit required. 387-8081. 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. 524-9665 LACONIA 2 Br house on large in town lot. Newly renovated, must be seen to appreciate. Hardwood floors, 16! x 14! deck, full basement with washer/dryer hook up. $1150 plus utilities. Non smoking. 603-455-5253 LACONIA Large 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, unfurnished. First floor, Gas heat, big yard, close to downtown. $200/week. 1st week in advance with 4 week security deposit. Leave message for Bob No dogs. 781-283-0783 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

Animals

Autos

Autos

For Rent

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

$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3!s Towing. 630-3606

ROTTWEILER pups AKC Champion Pedigree, parents on premises $800. 603-340-6219

1987 Chevy Silverado with plow. Excellent shape, tons of work done to it. $1,700 dollars firm. Call Randy 603-759-2895

2001 Toyota Rav 4 L, 4WD, Automatic, Silver exterior, All Power, Roof Rack, 94,000 miles, Excellent condition, runs great. $6,195/OBO. 603-930-5222. 2002 Jetta New motor, clutch, needs to be key coded. $1200. (603)524-9011.

TWO female aussies. 11 weeks, raised with a toddler, very friendly, alert, fast. $400/each. 455-7463

1995 Dodge Ram 4WD Pick-up w/plow, 8ft. bed w/liner. 48K original miles, $5,500. 387-7293

BEAUTIFUL/FURNISHED one bedroom apartment. Country setting. Common area kitchen and bath shared with one another. Second tenant only home 2 weekends per month. Single occupancy only no doubles. $700 per month including everything and cable. 603-759-2895

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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

2004 Audi allroad 4.2 V8, Quattro, Tiptronic, cold weather pkg, extra set of winter wheels w/Michelin snows, DVD, nav, parking sensor, tow hitch, Alpaca beige full body paint, well maintained. 185k miles. $5900. 986-6511

BELMONT 2 Bedroom Duplex on spacious wooded lot with washer/dryer hookup and parking. $850/month + utilities. Call GCE Apartments @ 267-8023 NO PETS

Laconia- 3 room 1 bedroom 1st floor. Completely remodeled, $175/week + utilities. $600 security. 524-7793 or 832-3735

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

BELMONT ROOM for rent. Heat, utilities & cable included. $425 month. 630-7325

LACONIA- Messer St. duplex. Second floor one bedroom. Utility room with laundry hook-up. Private outside deck, small pets considered. Utilities and cable included. Security deposit. $175/week. 455-9551

CRAFTS! Hand-Made Holiday & seasonal wreaths, crafts, gift items & more. 466 Province Road, Laconia (Rt. 107 in front of Ice Arena). Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. 998-6953.

2005 Mercury Sable LS Premium, moon-roof, 77K, mint condition, custom stereo, new tires. $6,900. 603-253-7015

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.

2002 Cadillac Seville 72K miles. Great condition $4,000 Or best offer. 832-3535

PUBLIC AUCTION Monday, Dec. 9 @ 6pm • Preview @ 4pm Log on to: www.auctionzip.com , for 350 photos & listing

Furniture,glass & china,loads of ephemera,coins: 10 silver $, foreign, 4 rolls of 1943 steel,currency, quilts, books, lots of artwork, 10 great full sheet movie posters, coke cooler, snowshoes, boxes of old photos & albums,early Barbies & others, Weeden steam engine, stick phone, 1938 Disney music box, Mason bks, old mags, postcards, comics,1925 Domino cigarette poster, Shaker books, Jewelry, old pipes, RR & Coast Guard mags, the gallery is fulll!!

Auction Held At 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. (same location - 23 years!) 603-286-2028 • kenbarrettauctions@netzero.net NH Lic #2975, Buyers premium, cash, checks & credit cards.

2008 Ford Pickup, 4-Door, Loaded, Excellent Condition, 83k Miles, Books $18,200 sell for $13,500/OBO. 707-1545. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.

Employment Wanted CARING mature woman available to help with cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, shopping and appointments. Good references and dependable. Call Joan at 968-7617

For Rent 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.) BELMONT 2 bedroom 2nd floor heat included $800 permonth. Housing Vouchers accepted. Available Immediately.

BELMONT: Two 2 bedroom apartments available. 1 on first floor $230/week, 1 on ground floor with separate entrance $245/week, includes heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. 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. 475-8390 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 GILFORD- 2 Bedroom $600 permonth+ utilities. References, Security deposit, No pets, Laundry hookups. Available 12/15. 520-5171. GILFORD/ALTON Line: 2BR Cottage, $200-$245 per week +utilities; 3BR apt., $230-$275 per week +utilities. Cable & internet included. Beach access. 1st &

LACONIA2-bedroom 2-bath apt. on quiet dead end street. $950/Month all utilities included, no pets. Call after 5:00pm. 527-8363. LACONIA3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, $950 + utilities. newpad4u.com, 393-0337

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

LACONIA/ CONDO

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $215/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com. LACONIA: 2-Bedroom, first floor. parking, W/D hookups, no smoking, no dogs, $850/ month + utilities, security/ references. 603-318-5931. LACONIA: spacious one and two bedroom apartments available. Heat and hot water included in rent. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Security deposit required. EHO. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large updated, first floor apt. all utilities included. Lg. master with two lg. closets. Quiet Bldg. Nice neighborhood. $780. 566-6815 LAKEPORT: Cute 1BR House, quiet street No Pets/No Smoking 1-month Security, references. $200/week +utilities. 254-6019. LAKEPORT-UNFURNISHEDSmall one bedroom across the street from lake. Cheap to heat, 2 car parking. Cats allowed, 2nd floor. Sliding glass doors to a deck. $165/week. 1st week in advance plus a 4-week security deposit. Leave message for Bob at 781-283-0783. Friday showings only.

MEREDITH In Town-Fully Renovated

2 Bedroom 1.5 bath Condo with Garage. Quiet location, Energy efficient. No smokers. $1,095 + Utilities Rick (781) 389-2355

MEREDITH WALK TO DOWNTOWN Spacious One Bedroom with storage area, large eat in kitchen & dining area. Includes plowing, parking, utilities, beach, dishwasher, & washer-dryer. Cable ready, no dogs, cat ok. No smoking, security deposit, $800/month.

603-937-1354 MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipesaukee Waterfront 2 bedroom cottage. Long term, $850/month. Small pet considered. Available 12/1. 603- 253-8848


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For Rent

For Sale 5 beautiful audubon bird jigsaw puzzles. $25 6 Irish Coffee Glasses, $25 603-524-8016 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

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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 603-412-6512

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Free Installation in ME & NH. 140+ channels at $29.99. NFL Sunday Ticket add $5. (207)500-3334. FREE- 27 inch stereo color TV. Excellent picture and sound. 603-387-0533

NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry & storage in basement, $220/wk including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom trailer in small park with coin-op laundry on site, $265/wk including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com. NORTHFIELD: 4 bedroom house, 2300 sq. ft. of living space, fully renovated in 2002, 3rd floor master bedroom with walk-in-closets, separate dining room, mud room with laundry hook-ups, enclosed porch, full basement, $1,320/month plus utilities, 524-1234, www.whhitemtrentals.com. NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement, $195/wk including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. www.whitemtrentals.com.

ON MEREDITH BAY One bedroom apartment, directly on Meredith Bay. All amenities + washer & dryer, air conditioning, deck. Walk to downtown. $850/month + utilities. 617-460-1960 Phil Leave Message

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 : Over 3/4 cord, green, cut, split, delivered, $175. STACKED, $200. Call Charlie 603-455-1112. Four 215-65-16 premium Bridgstone Blizzak snow tires on aluminum rims. Very low miles. $279. 455-0490 HYDRAULIC dumpster 12’x7’ bed, heavy duty 8 ton. Books at $5500 asking $4300. (603)447-5912.

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

455-6100

LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626.

SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980. WWW.BENJAMINOILLLC.COM

For Sale 2 tickets- Pats vs Browns, Sunday, December 8th, 1pm. $100 each. (603)356-5775. 2004 Craftsman 9hp 2 stage 28in. snow blower. Electric start, canopy, runs & looks brand new. $450. 290-2075 4FT. round oak pedestal table, extension 4 matching chairs, 2 others. Fair condition. $175. Two generators- 4hp Craftsman, 1500 watt. Great for camp/home use. Asking $150. 10hp Tecumseh

EXPERIENCED Line Cook, Must Have Breakfast Experience. Apply in person Shooters 190 DW Highway Belmont NH

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

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.

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

HOULE’S HOUSEKEEPING Hiring Part-time house keepers. May lead to full-time work. Experience, References & Transportation required. Please call Jess 520-0794 LACONIA-FEMALE caregiver to provide non-medical services for my wife who has Alzheimer!s. Services will include but are not limited to personal care, toileting, meal preparation, light housekeeping based on available time. This is a part-time position, 12:30-5:30 Thursday.-Saturday, Sunday optional. Must be reliable and dependable and be able to transfer 115 pounds. Reliable Transportation a must! Send experience and/or resume to doug.hammond@att.net or phone (978) 807-7470. PT Bookkeeping & Computer Help needed: Familiar w/uploading onto Ebay & Craigs-List. PDQ 524-1430 .

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.

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT Fireside Inn & Suites is looking for a part time Maintenance Assistant. This is a year round, entry level position, weekend and on call availability a must. Some experience in plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, painting a plus as this position is an all-around handyman type of job. We are seeking hard working, reliable, detail oriented persons with the ability to work independently as well as with others. Applicants must show valid driver!s license and pass a background check, they also must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Please apply in person at 17 Harris Shore Rd. Gilford, NH 03249.

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KERO-SUN Kerosene heater, completely overhauled, works great! $69. Sno-Chief used electric snow shovel, $45. 744-9329

TILTON: 1-bedroom. Heat, hot water included., great location, no dogs. $630/month. 603-671-7481 or 916-214-7733.

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

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

KENMORE Model 106 side by side refrigerator. White, Super clean & nice. Outside water and ice feature. 32in. X 66.5in high. $400. 387-7293

SANTA Claus available for your party or home visit. Reasonable rates. 603-930-5222.

For Rent-Commercial

Lincoln NH CPA firm seeks experienced tax professional for full time seasonal employment with possible year round opportunity. Focus is on individual tax returns, but experience with business returns is a plus. Experience with Ultra Tax CS and QuickBooks preferred. Please send resume to jrolando@mdccpas.com, fax to 603-745-3312 or mail to: Malone, Dirubbo & Co., P.C. 9 West St. Lincoln, NH 03251

CRAFTSMAN Snowblower- 5HP, 22 inch, electric start with cover. Like new. Cost $500, $250. 528-5202

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

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

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BLACK powder Jukar Flintlock 45 long riffle $300, Jagar Kentucky Flintlock 44 pistol, $200, Navy Arms 44 revolver $200, All for $600. 875-0363. 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

Starting at $2.50 per day Call 737.2020 or email

Land

FINANCE MANAGER Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health located in Laconia, NH seeks a Finance Manager to oversee, coordinate and manage the financial operations of the organization; reporting to the Executive Director. The organization is a 501©3 non-profit with a $1+ million annual budget and 18 employees. The agency is largely funded by federal and state grants. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and a minimum of 5 years experience, including accounting/financial management, spreadsheet software, and strong communication skills (verbal and written). Seeking applicants with experience in grant and fund accounting. Experience with QuickBooks is required. This is a 20 hours per week position; compensation based on qualifications. Please send resume, cover letter and compensation requirements to lmorris@lrpph.org

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.

Mobile Homes DRM has mobile home lots available in Franklin and Gilford. We are offering 6 months free rent as a promotion. Call 520-6261

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

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

Real Estate FLORIDA HOMES, CONDOS Englewood, Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota. Free Property Search www.suncoasteam.com Suncoasteam Realty 941-235-7474


Karaoke at Meredith Legion post on Saturday

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Laconia Lutheran church hosts German Advent Service

MEREDITH — The American Legion Post 33 in Meredith is hosting a Karaoke event on Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m. at the Post. All interested people are invited to come sing and watch others sing. There is no smoking at this event. A $5 donation is requested for this event.

LACONIA — On Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road in Laconia will host a German Advent Service. Rev. Frank R. Macht will be officiating. He is a German Pastor in New Hampshire and will come over to Good Shepherd from Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center, where he serves as the ACPE Supervisor and Chaplain.

There will be traditional German refreshments provided by the German coffee group after the service (Kaffe and Kuchen). Bring a non-perishable food item for Good Shepherd’s Hands and Hearts Food Pantry. For more information visit www.goodshepherdnh. org or call Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 5284078

TILTON — The Masonic Christmas Flea Market will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Building, 410 West Main Street. The market will feature various holiday gifts and goods. Proceeds will help aid local charities.

ALTON — Oscar Night at the Movies will be held at the Gilman Library on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. The feature film is a holiday romance that was released in 1940 and starring Barbara Stanwick and Fred MacMurray. This movie is a heartwarming holiday classic about a petty shoplifter on trial for swiping an expensive bracelet from a local jewelry store. When her trial is postponed until after New

Years, sympathetic attorney John Sargent bails her out of jail. Soon, they find themselves falling in love when he invites her to his family’s home for the holidays where she discovers the warmth and love she has never had but always wanted. The film is approximately 1 hour and 34 minutes. Not rated and in black and white. Refreshments are served. All are welcome. Children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult.

Tilton Masons holding ‘Oscar Night at the Movies’ Friday at Gilman Library Christmas Flea Market

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

Wanted To Buy CONCRETE step with rail installed on my house. Includes old step disposal. Call 524-1121.

DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121

WE buy anything of value from one piece to large estates. Call 527-8070.

Yard Sale

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LACONIA, 41 Janna Way, Sun, Dec 8th, 8am - 4pm. Garage Sale

Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Lakeport Community Association

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

Behind Lakeport Fire Station

Christmas at the Freight House Fri. 12/6 5-8 Sat. 12/7 8-2

HOME IMPROVEMENT One call does it all. 30 years experience. References. Call Bill at 273-7338

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Entertainment WEEKLY TRASH & RECYCLING SERVICE “Let us go to the dump for you”

SNOW PLOWING & SANDING Comm. Residential Insured Call for a quote 267-6680

No Separation Required 96 Gallon Tote Provided $10/Week

603-986-8149


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Season of Savings SALES EVENT

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The laconia daily sun, december 5, 2013  

The Laconia Daily Sun, December 5, 2013