February 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local florist comes up roses for this year's Valentine's Day

Blooming Laconia business prepares for busy delivery day Friday

LACONIA -- If love isn't enough this Valentine's Day, one local florist is hoping a dozen red roses will do the trick.Sam Maloney is the manager of Prescott Florist in Laconia and said Valentines's Day on Sunday figures to be one of the busiest seaso More...

Fire results in $70K damage to Laconia apartment house

Nine residents left homeless

LACONIA — Cooking materials left unattended on a stove ignited a fire in a three-story multi-family home late Wednesday afternoon causing $70,000 in damages.According to Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson, firefighters from Laconia, Gilford and Belmont More...

Belknap House to hold Valentine Cookie Walk fundraiser

LACONIA — Tomorrow from noon to 3 p.m., Belknap House will hold a cookie walk fundraiser at St.André Bessette Parish Hall on Gilford Ave in Laconia. This is the day before Valentine’s Day. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lionel Corno

TILTON — Lionel Corno, 90, formerly of Gilford, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at the New Hampshire Veterans home.Lionel was born Dec. 9, 1925 in Manchester, son of the late Freeman and Adele (Guay) Corno. More...

Marilyn A. Dunnet

TILTON — Marilyn A. Dunnet, 94, passed away of natural causes on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton.Marilyn was born in East Hebron, on Oct. 15, 1921 the daughter of Walter Richard and Florence (George) Merrill. More...

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Hoffman-Haas Fellowships coming to Lakes Region

Program engages and prepares community leaders for nonprofit board service

The Hoffman-Haas Fellowship, conducted since 2014 in Manchester, Monadnock and on the Seacoast by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, are scheduled to launch here and in Lebanon in March.Deadline for applications is Tuesday, Feb. 16. More...

Evidence in animal cruelty case admissible, judge rules

OSSIPEE – The evidence in an animal cruelty case was lawfully obtained by police and is admissible at trial, a judge has ruled.In the wake of the decision, Laurinda Miller, who formerly ran an animal rescue out of her Sweet Paws boarding and grooming More...

Heavy damage in Wolfeboro fire

WOLFEBORO — No one was injured during a fire in Wolfeboro on Wednesday afternoon. More...

Entertainment  Free Access 

Astrology

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Brad Keselowski, 32; Christina Ricci, 36; Darren Aronofsky, 47; Josh Brolin, 48.     More...

Hints from Heloise

 A Unique Floral Arrangement       More...

Ask Dr. K

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps overcome social phobia

DEAR DOCTOR K: I've always thought of myself as shy. But my partner thinks I may have social phobia. Could he be right?     More...

Around Town  Free Access 

Playhouse Education Department Presents Romeo and Juliet

MEREDITH — Shakespeare’s most romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, will be performed by 20 local teens at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse this weekend.  More...

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage welcomes new agent

Scott Rolfe Branch VP and Manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Center Harbor announced today that Bruno Coppola has joined the Center Harbor Team.Bruno and his family have been coming to the Lakes Region to enjoy all the seasonal activ More...

Gunstock Mountain Resort to Host SoulFest

GILFORD — Celebrating 19 years of Music, Love and Action, the SoulFest, will be held Aug. More...

SUV goes through ice in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH- Fire Chief David Bengtson warns that despite the recent cold temperatures, the ice is not safe in many areas to bring out a vehicle. More...

Breaking News - 3:26 PM

Deputies arrest fugitive that failed to report to jail

LACONIA — Belknap County Sheriff’s Department have captured a fugitive from Center Harbor wanted for failing to report to jail to start serving a sentence. More...

Humane Society seeks owners of kitty burned in fire

LACONIA — New Hampshire Humane Society staff are trying to find the owner of a small victim of Wednesday's night fire on Gilford Avenue in Laconia.Humane Society Executive Director Marylee Gorham said a female cat was found by police burned and suffe More...

World Trade Center piece on public display in Tilton

N.H. Veterans Home hosts public viewings daily

TILTON — A piece of steel beam that once held up part of the World Trade Center is at the New Hampshire Veterans Home this month.  More...

Genesis receives grant to improve patient health outcomes

LACONIA — Genesis Behavioral Health, the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties, was one of 60 organizations in the country to receive a four-year, $1.6 million Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration gran More...

Sports  Free Access 

Gilford boys claim Nordic title for second straight year

Sander Valpey leads charge for Golden Eagles

WATERVILLE VALLEY —The run of domination on the mountain for the Gilford boys' nordic ski team continued on Thursday as the Golden Eagles — for the second straight season —took home the state title at the Division III nordic ski championships at the More...

Plymouth boys claim D-II Alpine title

NORTH CONWAY — It all came together for the Plymouth boys Alpine ski team as the Bobcats captured the Division II State Championship on Thursday. More...

High School roundup: Big senior night for MA girls

MOULTONBOROUGH — Senior night may have been the shot in the arm the Moultonborough Academy girls basketball team needed to get back on track.The Panthers started all five seniors and all five scored, helping the Panthers snap a two-game losing streak More...

Opinion  Free Access 

John Sellers for Bristol Selectman

Editor, Citizen Hi, I’m John Sellers and I am running for Bristol Board of Selectmen. I will be having a meet and greet this Saturday morning, Feb. 13 between 8 and 11 a.m. at the Purple Pit Coffee Lounge located in downtown Bristol. More...

Lift cap on net metering

Editor, Citizen I am a frugal environmentalist. I strive to help my family live comfortably on a small budget while doing everything within my power to leave a light footprint on the earth. I am also a stay at home mom. More...

President's Day reflection: Madison and the War of 1812

Presidents Day reflections typically commemorate the exploits of two of our larger than life chief executives whose birthdays we celebrate in February — George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  More...

Region  Free Access 

State beefs up school nursing initiative

CONCORD — A new initiative at the New Hampshire Department of Education will support school nurses with technical assistance, resources and training. More...

Some charges dropped against man in teen's abduction, rape

CONCORD — A New Hampshire prosecutor dropped some charges against the man accused of kidnapping and raping a teenage girl over the course of nine months. More...

Campaign signs help people with disabilities

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Nation  Free Access 

Maine landlord who killed tenants gets life in prison

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Maine landlord who admitted killing two tenants in 2012 following a dispute over parking spots after a snowstorm has been sentenced to life in prison.A judge in Alfred on Thursday imposed Maine's maximum penalty on 77-year-old More...

No thaw needed: Winter grants Vermont sailors an early start

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont sailing team usually has to wait for the ice to thaw on Lake Champlain in March before getting their boats into the water, cutting into an already tight window for practice. More...

Low snow causes havoc again with Iditarod

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Another low snow year in Alaska has organizers worried about where to start the world's most famous sled dog race.The Iditarod always begins with a ceremonial, fan-friendly slow jaunt along the streets and trails of Anchorage a More...

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