Hints from Heloise

      A love of olives  Dear Heloise: I love BLACK OLIVES and eat them regularly. However, there are occasions when I don't need the entire can and want to save the remaining olives. What is the best way to save them? Full Story

Dear Abby

Wife joining the workforce wants her own bank account

   DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been together for eight years. When we first met, I was in the military and she was a bartender. Needless to say, she made far more money than I did at the time. Full Story


We love all of those aces and shortages

   Eddie Rickenbacker said, "The obviously inexperienced pilot is the game the scientific air-fighter goes after, and the majority of victories are won that way. Full Story


   CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Julianne Hough, 28; Judy Greer, 41; Josh Holloway, 47; Carlos Santana, 69.  Full Story

Ask Dr. K

Smartphone apps can help with minor hearing loss

   DEAR DOCTOR K: I suffer from minor hearing loss, but not bad enough for a hearing aid. My wife complains about the volume on the TV, and I can't always keep up with conversations at a party or restaurant. Full Story


Alex Bowman, center, smiles as he talks with the crew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. before practice Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Bowman enjoyed a solid run racing for Earnhardt, who was out with concussion-like symptoms. 


Bowman makes most of opportunity

Strong run in Junior's seat shows he belongs at Cup level

   LOUDON — Despite a disappointing 28th place finish, Alex Bowman put together a stirring run filling in for veteran Sprint Cup driver and fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. Full Story

THREE LAKES REGION IMMIGRANTS told their stories during a forum held at the Taylor Community Woodside Building in Laconia on Monday night.  From left to right are Kazuko Okubo from Japan, Seifu Ragassa from Ethiopia, moderator Carol Pierce, and Kate Bruchacova from Slovakia.  (JIM CLARK/CITIZEN)

Three immigrants tell their stories during forum Monday

   LACONIA—Three immigrants shared their fascinating personal histories during a forum which took place Monday night at the Taylor Community Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave. Full Story

Car-truck accident in Gilford on Monday involves five persons but no injuries

   GILFORD—Police say they responded to a car-truck accident on Monday afternoon on Lakeshore Road that involved five persons but no injuries.The accident happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. Full Story

Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan smiles during a press conference at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Twins fired general manager Terry Ryan Monday.

(Carlos Gonzalez/The Star Tribune via AP/File)

American League-worst Twins fire general manager Terry Ryan

   MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins fired general manager Terry Ryan on Monday, with the team holding the worst record in the American League and on pace to lose 100 games this season.The Twins entered the day 33-58, 21 games o Full Story

Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes a pit stop under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. 

(Timothy D. Easley/AP)

Earnhardt the example of putting health first

   CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was a time when drivers raced injured, when nothing could get them to climb out of their seat. Full Story

Henrik Stenson of Sweden, left and Phil Mickelson of the United States embrace as they walk off the 18th green after Stenson won the British Open Championships at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland, Sunday.

(Ben Curtis/AP)

Troon trumps Turnberry with better golf

   TROON, Scotland — Turnberry had the bigger stars. Troon had the better golf.That, along with 20 miles of Ayrshire coastline, might be all that separates two of the most compelling duels in 156 years of the British Open. Full Story

 Chris Correa, the former director of scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals, leaves the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston. Correa has been sentenced to nearly four years in jail for hacking the Houston Astros' player personnel database. Correa’s sentencing in Houston federal court Monday came after he pleaded guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer. 

(Bob Levey/AP FIle)

Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

   HOUSTON — A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Full Story

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a game against the New York Yankees on Sunday in New York. 

(Adam Hunger/AP)

Can the Red Sox and Rangers slug their way to the playoffs?

   Right now, the American League standings are all about offense. Full Story

Championship banners are removed from the ceiling of the Edward Jones Dome, former home of the St. Louis Rams football team, in St. Louis. Upheaval is the buzzword for the NFL as training camps open. At least until big-name players get big-time injuries, or major holdouts end, or tackling and blocking for real begin, the departures of a likely Hall of Fame player and coach will be front and center. Not to mention the first shifting of an NFL franchise since the Oilers moved to Tennessee in 1997. 

(Jeff Roberson/AP File)

Peyton? Retired. Coughlin? Resigned. Rams? In LA

   Peyton Manning is retired. Tom Coughlin is gone. Heck, the Rams no longer are in St. Louis.Upheaval is the buzzword for the NFL as training camps open. Full Story

NECBL All-Star Game ends in 8-8 tie

   NEWPORT, R.I. Full Story

el Jimador 7/18 - 8 weeks

LINDA HENEY, BELMONT AFL COMMUNITY TEAM COORDINATOR, presented a check for $1,050 on July 14 to Don House, Belknap House Vice President.  The money will go for renovations at Belknap House in Laconia, scheduled to open in mid-October and serve homeless persons.  In the background from left to right are Sean Adam, Chuck Hale, Pete Hutchinson, Steve Moore, Kim Huckaby, Jon Norton, Scott Prescott, Brad Bergeron, and Kim Hook.  (COURTESY)

Belmont business presents check to help Belknap House

   BELMONT—Employees of AFL Test and Inspection Division have presented a check of $1,050 to representatives of Belknap House, a cold weather shelter for homeless families and children, scheduled to open for the winter season in October at 200 Court Str Full Story

The Gilford Police Department has received the addition of a new utility vehicle from MB Tractor and Equipment (Courtesy)

Gilford Police recieve new utility vehicle

   GILFORD- The Gilford Police Department has recently received the addition of a new utility vehicle from MB Tractor and Equipment.The Gilford Police would like to thank Mark Burgeois and his team for his continued support of the Department. Full Story

No grounds to halt divorce federal court rules

    LACONIA – A federal judge has dismissed a Lakes Region man’s effort to enjoin the local family court from finalizing his divorce. Full Story

LIQUOR COMMISSIONER Joseph Mollica cuts the ribbon marking the opening of the Plymouth liquor and wine outlet. (BOB MARTIN/CITIZEN)

Liquor and wine outlet opens up in Plymouth

   PLYMOUTH- The liquor industry is one that brings in enormous revenue figures for the Granite State, and on Monday morning the New Hampshire Liquor Commission cut the ribbon to mark the opening of its newest store located just off of Tenney Mountain H Full Story

Living Together is coming to the Winnepesaukee Playhouse from July 20 to July 30 (Courtesy)

'Living Together' comes to Winni Playhouse

   MEREDITH- The story of a weekend getaway gone wrong will make you glad you spent your evening at The Winnepesaukee Playhouse.The 1970's British Comedy Living Together is coming to the Winnepesaukee Playhouse from July 20 to July 30. Full Story

Laconia Police Log

   LACONIA – City police responded to 88 calls for service and made two arrests from Thursday, July 14 to Friday, June 15. Full Story

THE LOON PRESERVATION Committee is holding its annual luncheon and auction on Sunday, as well as a golf tournament on Aug. 15. The events will help fund the committee's programs and funds will be put back into the general fund. (Courtesy)

Fundraisers planned to help monitor loons

   MOULTONBOROUGH- The Loon Preservation Committee has a couple of major fundraising events coming up, which includes the annual summer luncheon on Sunday and the sixth annual Carl Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament on Aug. 15. Full Story

Granite State Circus performing in Weirs

   LACONIA- We thought Weirs Beach was a circus during Bike Week!The bikes may be gone, but the Granite State Circus is here.Thanks to the Lakes Region Tourism Association, the big tents have gone up next to Faro Italian Grill in the Weirs. Full Story

City man challenges prison sentence on probation violation

   LACONIA – A city man sentenced to state prison for violating the terms of his probation on underlying drug possession charges has filed an appeal with the state’s highest court.Robert A. Lilly, 40, most recently of 31 Bay St., Apt. Full Story

THE LONG-SERVING FINANCE DIRECTOR for the town of Gilford, Geoff Ruggles, is departing to become finance director for the town of Bow. He begins his duties there on Aug. 1.  (COURTESY)

Gilford seeks new finance director after resignation

   GILFORD—A new finance director for town government is being sought to replace the long-serving Geoff Ruggles, who will be departing on July 26.  Ruggles has accepted a position as finance director for the town of Bow. Full Story

Treatment ordered as part of felony drug possession sentence

   LACONIA – A city man pleaded guilty to a felony drug possession charge on Monday and was sentenced to serve a year in jail.Bradley Perreault, 44, most recently of 24 Cleveland Place, was indicted in May for possession of the controlled drug methylphe Full Story

People observe a minute of silence on the famed Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, to honor the victims of an attack near the area where a truck mowed through revelers, Monday, July 18, 2016. France is holding a national moment of silence for 84 people killed by a truck rampage in Nice, and thousands of people are massed on the waterfront promenade where Bastille Day celebrations became a killing field.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Nice attacker recruited by Algerian IS member, uncle says

   MSAKEN, Tunisia (AP) — The uncle of the truck driver who killed 84 people on the French Riviera says his nephew was indoctrinated about two weeks ago by an Algerian member of the Islamic State group in Nice, as anti-terrorism authorities question pot Full Story

Laconia District Court

   LACONIA – Judge James M. Carroll IV heard the following cases in the 4th Circuit, District Division Laconia Court:On July 14, Lewis D. Full Story