Laconia http://nhpr.org en Laconia Newspaper Editor Elected Mayor Of City http://nhpr.org/post/laconia-newspaper-editor-elected-mayor-city <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The editor and president of The Laconia Daily Sun has been elected mayor of the city.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Ed Engler said he will be speaking to voters around the city in preparation for the job, which starts in January.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:17:17 +0000 Associated Press 38050 at http://nhpr.org Put Free Coffee On Laconia's Main Street, And People Will Come http://nhpr.org/post/put-free-coffee-laconias-main-street-and-people-will-come <p>Organizers expected a nice, somewhat modest turnout for the first try at a New Hampshire Coffee Festival. But then, putting a sign out on Main Street that essentially says “free coffee” has a tendency to over-deliver.</p><p>“I literally cried in awe of the turnout and the people coming downtown to celebrate the Coffee Festival with us," promotions committee member Lori Chandler said.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:57:54 +0000 Brady Carlson 35283 at http://nhpr.org Put Free Coffee On Laconia's Main Street, And People Will Come Reflections On Food, And Faith, At Greek Fest http://nhpr.org/post/reflections-food-and-faith-greek-fest <p>This time of year is full of food fests, including a preponderance of Greek fests.</p><p>Food is, of course, a central part of Greek culture, and as we found at a festival in Laconia, that means a look at the food can reveal something deeper.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:46:39 +0000 Brady Carlson 34867 at http://nhpr.org Reflections On Food, And Faith, At Greek Fest The Fight For Frisky Hill http://nhpr.org/post/fight-frisky-hill <p>On her commute from Laconia to Pittsfield six days a week, Tobi Gray Chassie&nbsp;often stops at scenic spot in Gilmanton called Frisky Hill. When Chassie&nbsp;saw a sign telling of plans to develop the land, she felt that it was her duty to support the <a href="http://www.gilmantonlandtrust.org/" target="_blank">Gilmanton Land Trust</a> in their protection of the land which meant so much to her.</p><p></p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32152 at http://nhpr.org The Fight For Frisky Hill Bacteria Advisory Lifted At Weirs Beach, But Source Of Contamination Remains Unknown http://nhpr.org/post/bacteria-advisory-lifted-weirs-beach-source-contamination-remains-unknown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Environmental Services has lifted the fecal bacteria advisory on Weirs Beach in </span>Laconia<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; But advisories remain in place for Bartlett Beach and </span>Opechee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cove.&nbsp; </span></p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 32085 at http://nhpr.org Bacteria Advisory Lifted At Weirs Beach, But Source Of Contamination Remains Unknown A Taste of Bike Week http://nhpr.org/post/taste-bike-week <p><span style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; FONT-VARIANT: normal; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: 15px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; TEXT-DECORATION: none">The 90th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week has a distinct sound that revs and rattles throughout the Granite State during the nine day rally, but over the years “bike week” has also become known for its unique taste.</span></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:22:03 +0000 Abby Kessler 29267 at http://nhpr.org A Taste of Bike Week Bike Week's Wall of Death http://nhpr.org/post/bike-weeks-wall-death <p>All this week, New Hampshire Public Radio is bringing you some of the sights and sounds of bike week in Laconia. Wed, 14 Jun 2006 16:55:50 +0000 Cheryl Senter 6702 at http://nhpr.org Bike Week's Wall of Death Tuesday's Postcard from Bike Week http://nhpr.org/post/tuesdays-postcard-bike-week <p>For plenty of participants, Bike Week is nothing short of a Dionysian pilgrimage. Tue, 13 Jun 2006 17:50:18 +0000 Cheryl Senter 6709 at http://nhpr.org Tuesday's Postcard from Bike Week