October 29, 2014

Moulton Farm Announces Second Annual Farm Fun Run Open to all ages and abilities

On Saturday, November 8, instead of tractors passing through the fields of Moulton Farm in Meredith, there will be people of all ages running through the fields of the 131 year old farm. The farm’s second annual “Farm Fun Run” provides a unique 5k course that takes participants around the farm, through fields most people never have been in and part of the farm’s corn maze. “It’s definitely a unique course,” says John Moulton, owner of the farm. “On some parts of the course the runners are on pavement. On other parts they are going through fields or running on dirt tracks used by our tractors.” The course and the event are the brainchild of the farm’s field manager, Kyle Lacasse.Moulton Farm Run

“The idea was to have fun and give people a chance to experience a different part of the farm,” says Lacasse. “Last year we had a wide range of runners from people doing their first five kilometer run to school teams. We even had parents and children running together.” It was also fun for the supporters who watched the race and cheered the runners on. After the last runners finish the farm gives out its “Cob Awards” in the one of the farm’s greenhouses. “It’s a fun event and medals just didn’t seem to fit,” Lacasse notes. “We’re a farm, so this seemed much more appropriate. Plus the emphasis is on fun, rather than competition. We do, however, provide times for people who wish to see how they did.”

In addition to the 5k course, the farm will have a shorter course available for children who wish to participate but need a shorter distance.

There is no charge for the event and runners can register the day of the event, although the farm does encourage people to print out and bring a copy of the registration form that is available on the farm’s website at moultonfarm.com/funrun2014/. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the run starts at 10 am.

Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 in Meredith and is open seven days a week. The farm practices sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to providing the highest quality fruits and vegetables while preserving its rich soil for future generations. In addition to growing its own produce including items from its season extending greenhouses, the farm offers fall decorating supplies, soups and prepared foods from its farm kitchen, baked goods, cider doughnuts and a quality selection of seafood, meats, cheeses and other items from northern New England producers. More information is available at moultonfarm.com.

October 29, 2014

Lakes Region Tourism Association Announces 2014 Tourism Award Two Scholarship Awards Announced At Annual Meeting

The Annual Lakes Region Tourism Association Meeting was held on October 22nd, 2014 at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH. The meeting reviewed the marketing efforts for 2014 and the plans for how the Lakes Region Tourism Association will promote the region in state, out of state and internationally in 2015. The mission of the LRTA is to increase the number of visitors to the region, in order to create a positive economic impact on businesses. Senator Jeanne Shaheen was among the guests, and spoke about Brand USA the National organization that promotes the United States internationally. Greg Goddard of Gunstock, is the President of the LRTA and opened the meeting with the President’s report, followed by the business reports and the election of officers. Amy Landers, Executive Director of the LRTA presented the marketing report.

The 2014 LRTA Tourism Award was presented to FunSpot founder and owner, Bob Lawton, shown here with LRTA President Greg Goddard.

The 2014 LRTA Tourism Award was presented to FunSpot founder and owner, Bob Lawton,
shown here with LRTA President Greg Goddard.

Each year the Lakes Region Tourism Association presents their Tourism Award given to an individual or business that has made a difference in the past year, by bringing visitors into the Lakes Region and Central New Hampshire. This year the Tourism Award was awarded to Bob Lawton the founder and owner of FunSpot, one of the largest arcades in the world according to Guinness World Records with over 75,000 square feet of entertainment for the whole family.

Captain Jim Morash presents the  Mildred A. Beach Scholarship to Marguerite Kennish.

Captain Jim Morash presents the
Mildred A. Beach Scholarship to
Marguerite Kennish.

The Mildred A. Beach Scholarship Award is given to a student attending a college, university or technical college in the Lakes Region to pursue a degree in tourism, hospitality, and or culinary arts. This year, the Mildred A. Beach Scholarship Award was given to Marguerite Kennish, an inspiring Culinary Arts student from the Lakes Region Community College.

Winner of the Mel Borrin Scholarship is  Cynthia Foster (center),  shown here with  Tina Borrin (left)  and Mark Borrin (right).

Winner of the Mel Borrin Scholarship is
Cynthia Foster (center),
shown here with
Tina Borrin (left)
and Mark Borrin (right).

The Mel Borrin Scholarship Award is given a student who shows enthusiasm and entrepreneurial skills and is self-motivated to succeed. The Mel Borrin Award was awarded to Cynthia Foster, the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hampton Inn & Suites in North Conway, NH. Cynthia Foster studied University of Maine Orno and plans to continue her education with the assistance of this scholarship.

The Lakes Region Tourism Association Annual Meeting was sponsored by the following businesses: Meredith Village Savings Bank, Checkmate Payroll, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Granite State Credit Union, New Hampshire Print & Mail, Catamount Color, Vantiv, New Hampshire Employers Insurance Company, Iberdrola, EVP Marketing & Media, CTM Media Group, Ettractions, Hartford Courant, LTD Company, Centerplate, Performance Business Solutions and The Scott Lawson Companies.

The Lakes Region Tourism Association welcomes new members and invites all Lakes Region businesses to join in their cooperative marketing effort to keep tourism strong in New Hampshire.

The Lakes Region Tourism Association is the official tourism board of the region, representing close to 100 communities, 273 lakes and ponds, and more than 400 businesses in central New Hampshire, including area attractions, restaurants, retail establishments and accommodations. For more information or visitor’s guides visit LakesRegion.org, facebook.com/NHLakesRegion or follow on Twitter. The LRTA office is on Route 3 in Tilton, NH and it can be reached by calling (800) 60-LAKES.

October 29, 2014


The Lakes Regions’ newest restaurant is opening mid-November in Wolfeboro at the former site of The Lakeview Inn. Scott Ouellette, owner of Canoe and “O” Steak and Seafood restaurants, said that in addition to the restaurant “we will be operating the largest function room on this side of the Big Lake” in the historic Barn adjacent to the Bistro.

“We have been doing an extraordinary number of catering events in the Wolfeboro area” said Ouellette of his Magic Food Productions catering business. “This site gives us a beautiful setting to serve the area’s restaurant and catering needs.

“O” Bistro will open with a full “bistro” dinner menu and will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 3 pm during the winter months. They will also be featuring a Thanksgiving Day buffet in the Barn from 11:00 am-3:00 pm featuring a traditional Thanksgiving Day menu and prime rib. They will be open 7 days from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. For reservations call 569-1335.

The catering and function facility will operate year round and can accommodate parties up to 225. Ouellette noted that they will be hiring upwards of 25 new full and part time staffers for positions at the Bistro including bartenders, servers, catering staff and kitchen prep workers.

October 6, 2014



Annalee Dolls is excited to announce that this year marks its 80th year of creating their timeless wire-framed felt dolls that have brought smiles to young and old since 1934. Their 80th Anniversary Celebration will be taking place Columbus Day weekend, October 11th through October 13th at the Annalee Gift Shop in Meredith. Hours will be 10am to 5pm each day.

Annalee Dolls has been a New Hampshire tradition since 1934 when Annalee decided to turn her childhood hobby into a business to support her family. It’s a true, once-upon-a-time, story of a doll making cottage industry making it big. Today, the magic and whimsy of Annalee continues to be a brand that people recognize worldwide. They bring New England charm and Yankee ingenuity to the world of holiday gift-giving and seasonal decorating. The same techniques in the artwork, wire-frames anAnnalee 80th Elvesd felt used by the founder are still used to this day. Annalee’s famous motto, “If you smile, someone else has got to smile back!” is infused into each design along with her thoughtful method of positioning each doll so that it tells a story.

Annalee Dolls will be hosting a celebration of their 80 years over the long Columbus Day weekend. It will involve in-store specials, door prizes worth $80, sales on over 80 styles, and an amazing display of 80 elves! Visitors will be able to watch dolls being made in the design workshop! Enjoy refreshments while learning about Annalee’s 80-year history and have your portrait drawn in the Annalee style!

Make a day of it by taking the short drive up I-93 to the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln to see the colorful Cornstalk Critters display that Annalee Dolls created! This year’s theme, “Scarecrows of the Silver Screen”, features life-sized Cornstalk Critters, complete with Annalee facAnnalee_the _Artistes and wire-framed bodies, depicting classic moments in American cinema. The exhibit is open to the public free of charge from 10:30am to 3:00pm daily until October 19th.

The Annalee Gift Shop is located in scenic Meredith, NH across from the Winnipesaukee Railroad. Open daily 10am to 5pm. For additional information about Annalee’s 80th Anniversary Celebration and for directions visit www.annalee.com or call (603) 707-5377. Annalee Dolls, Inc 8 Maple Street, Meredith, NH 03253

October 6, 2014

Brad Washburn Squam Lakes Maps Available Online

Bradford Washburn is famous for being an explorer, mountaineer, photographer, and cartographer. He is credited for first ascents and creating new routes on many major Alaskan peaks. He also established the use of aerial photography for analyzing mountains and planning expeditions. Washburn is also well known for his long tenure as Director of Boston’s Museum of Science. In addition, Washburn created maps of various mountain ranges including the Presidential Range in New Hampshire.

In the Lakes Region, he is well-known for his detailed survey of Squam Lake in the 1960′s. He produced five editions of his Squam Lake Chart, still widely used today. The first, in 1936, was simply a tracing of a mosaic of vertical aerial photos taken in 1935 from an airplane flying at 10,000 feet. His 1948, 1954, and 1962 editions included refinements and a modest amount of new information. Later in the 1960′s he spent a tremendous amount of time surveying Squam Lake and the surrounding area in detail, building an extensive and extremely accurate three-dimensional database. He used this new information for the major upgrade (1968) to the Squam Lake Chart, and eventually for his map of the Squam Range in 1973. The 1968 edition of the lake chart not only had huge improvements in accuracy, it featured contour lines on the land surrounding the lake and a 300-foot grid of depth soundings, 99% of which were taken in the winter through the laborious process of drilling over 3,000 holes in the ice.

For the first time, these in-depth maps of Squam Lake are available online thanks to the efforts of Holderness resident and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center volunteer Tom Stepp. Tom researched, scanned, and labeled maps from the Washburn collection at the Science Center. It is his hope that lovers of maps, property owners around Squam Lake, students of history, and people interested in the extraordinary life of Brad Washburn will enjoy viewing the original work plans.

Brad Washburn’s Squam Lake maps can be found at http://www.nhnature.org/visit/washburn.php or by going to nhnature.org and following the Your Visit link to the Brad Washburn Squam Lake Maps.

About Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world. Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, the Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors for more than forty years about the importance of our natural world. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, an easy drive from exit 24 off I-93, and is open daily from May 1 through November 1. The Science Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is the only AZA-accredited institution in all of northern New England. For further information about the Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit www.nhnature.org.

October 6, 2014

Vintage Car Show Comes to Canterbury Shaker Village Saturday October 18

Vintage Car Show Comes to Canterbury Shaker Village Saturday October 18: White Mountain Region Chapter of MAFCA joins with historic site to showcase autos from many eras

Canterbury Shaker Village and the White Mountain Region Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America will host a Vintage Car Show on the Village grounds on Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Visitors can admire automobiles from many eras, meet with the owners and other vintage car enthusiasts, shop for local handcrafts at the Museum Store and enjoy Village guided tours and exhibits, including Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations. An outdoor grill will be available as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand. The Vintage Car Show is sponsored by Valpey Financial Services.

CSV_CarShow_Wide_1The Vintage Car Show is free with the price of regular museum admission. Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://www.shakers.org.

“The Canterbury Shakers were often on the leading edge of technology,” noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director. “As innovators and entrepreneurs they were quick to see the value in new technologies and were among the first in the state to embrace and own an automobile. The Vintage Car Show and our partnership with the White Mountain Regional Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America is a tribute to this aspect of the Shakers’ heritage.”

Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include Ghost Encounters on October 25 and Christmas at Canterbury on December 6 and 13. Upcoming Shaker-inspired workshops include Shaker Broom Making on October 4; A Naturopathic Biomedical Tune-up—Adrenal Health on October 18, Fresh Pasta and the Healing Power of Art on October 19. To view the complete 2014 calendar of events and workshops visit http://www.shakers.org.

About Canterbury Shaker Village
Canterbury Shaker Village is dedicated to preserving the 200-year Shaker legacy of fine furniture, beautiful architecture and simple living by providing a place for learning, reflection, and renewal of the human spirit. Visitors are encouraged to rethink tradition by learning about the life, ideals, values, and history of the Canterbury Shakers. The National Historic Landmark includes 25 restored original and four reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement. The Village cafe offers simple lunch fare and the Museum Store features unique gifts and wares handmade by regional artists. Canterbury Shaker Village, located at 288 Shaker Road in Canterbury, New Hampshire, is open daily from May 27-October 26 and weekends in May and November. For more information, visit http://www.shakers.org.

October 6, 2014

“Magnificent Barns!” At Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury Shaker Village presents “Magnificent Barns!” an illustrated lecture by painter and illustrator on Sunday, October 19 from 4:00-5:30pm. The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended.

“Magnificent Barns!” explores the achievements in architecture, agriculture, and design made by the Shaker communities in the building of their major barns during the 19th century. Agriculture was one of the principle economic enterprises of the Shakers and their efforts toward perfection and achievements as innovators resulted in the construction of some of the most notable barns of their era.

The lecture will be presented by artist Robert Braun and includes more than 160 archival photos, maps, and drawings of historic barns. Also included will be a selection images created by Braun for the Shaker Barn Project, a series of paintings, scale drawings, and models that both document and illustrate a number of important Shaker barns as they were originally built. Representations of livestock and poultry known to have been raised by the Shakers or typical of the era and geography enliven the paintings and expand the subject matter to include animal husbandry.

Robert Braun is an accomplished artist who has been an Art Department Illustrator for films including The Great Gatsby, Revolutionary Road, The Departed, aAlfred & Hereford Oxennd The Manchurian Candidate. Braun has worked as a Design Assistant producing paint elevations and models for numerous Broadway productions as well as the Metropolitan and Washington Operas. He has also created murals and done decorative painting for Michael Graves, Diane Von Furstenburg and Iris & B.Gerald Cantor as well as illustrations for museums and the National Park Service.

Braun will be an Artist in Residence at Sanborn Mills Farm in Loudon, New Hampshire the Week of October 20 sketching, painting, and learning the details of traditional timber framing from noted artisan Steve Fifield of Canterbury.

“Magnificent Barns!” was originally presented in 2013 at the Shaker Seminar at Mt. Lebanon, New York, an event that also included an extensive survey of the barns in New York State. A question and answer period will follow the lecture and full-sized high quality giclee prints of the original watercolors in the Shaker Barn Project will be available for sale after the presentation.

“Robert Braun’s paintings of Shaker barns capture the innovation and achievements of the Shakers’ agricultural enterprises,” noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director. “We are honored to be hosting such an accomplished artist as part of our Hands to Work partnership with Sanborn Mills Farms.”

Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include Ghost Encounters on October 25 and Christmas at Canterbury on December 6 and 13. Upcoming Shaker-inspired workshops include Fresh Pasta and the Healing Power of Art on October 19, and Shaken Not Stirred: Herb and Fruit Cordials on November 1. To view the complete 2014 calendar of events and workshops visit www.shakers.org.

Interested attendees are encouraged to pre-register online at www.shakers.org.

September 26, 2014


Classic Fall Foliage Experience Kicks Off Month-Long Event In Lincoln, New Hampshire

The Hobo Railroad recently announced details of a new fall foliage event they’re hosting called the Hobo Harvest Time Express. Taking place through October 19th at the Hobo Junction Station in Lincoln, event organizers have a variety of special fall-themed events planned on a daily basis to celebrate the excitement of the always-popular fall foliage season.

One of the highlights of the month-long celebration are the Railroad’s colorful “Cornstalk Critters” created by the talented artists at Annalee Dolls in Meredith, NH. Long known for their signature dolls whose faces were modeled after their creator, Barbara Annalee Davis Thorndike created her first doll in 1934.

This year’s theme, “Scarecrows of the Silver Screen”, features life-sized Cornstalk Critters depicting classic moments in American cinema. Visitors should easily recognize the scenes inspired by well-known movie titles such as: Forest Gump, Star Wars, Singing in the Rain, Saturday Night Fever, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Polar Express, the Wizard of Oz and Super Man. Dressed in the appropriate costumes for the movie characters, the Cornstalk Critters feature the world-famous Annalee doll faces and take on a life of their own with a creative Harvest Time twist. The exhibit is open to the public free of charge from 10:30am to 3:00pm daily.

“We’re honored that our friends at the Hobo Railroad asked us to be part of this amazing harvest-time event” stated Betsey Pelletier, Retail Director for Annalee Dolls, Inc. “Annalee has been bringing smiles to young and old for 80 years! We’re excited to add some Annalee whimsy to these Cornstalk Critters and help create special memories for all of the visitors.”

The backdrop for the month-long fall-themed event is reminiscent of days gone by consisting of a farm yard and harvest stand along with a variety of outdoor games the entire family will enjoy such as pumpkin bowling, sack races, bean bag toss, horse shoes, ring toss and more.

The Hobo Harvest Farm Stand and Farm Yard is open daily from 10:00am to 3:00pm and features a variety of NH MADE products from the Moulton Farm and Annalee Doll Company in Meredith, NH, the Apple Hill Orchard in Concord and Fadden’s General Store & Sugarhouse in North Woodstock, NH. Included in the mix of seasonal items will be Fadden’s Maple Syrup which was recently voted the “Best Maple Syrup in NH” for the sixth time since they started producing Maple Syrup products six generations ago. In addition, the event will feature several other NH MADE vendors on-site on weekends between 10:00am and 3:00pm including Pam Innis and New Hampshire Toffee on October 12th; Ms. Mels Body Lotions on September 27th and October 5th & 12th and Homemade Specialty Soups on September 28th.

“We are delighted that the organizers of this fun fall event have reached out to our NH MADE members and are featuring locally made products. It’s a win-win for all” stated Ann Vennard, Membership & Community Relations Manager for the NH MADE organization.

One hour and twenty minute train rides along the Pemigewasset River depart daily from the Hobo Junction Station in Lincoln at 11:00am and 1:00pm during the month-long autumn celebration. Those riding the train will be treated to complimentary samples of seasonal items and specialty products from the Hobo Farm Stand while they enjoy the foliage from restored vintage coaches dating back to the 1930’s and 1950’s.

“The Hobo Harvest Time Express also affords passengers the opportunity to relax, unplug and enjoy the ever changing foliage views from the window of a moving train” remarked Benjamin Clark of the Hobo Railroad. “The concept arose from our desire to create a unique and entertaining way for families of all ages to experience the magic of fall foliage and harvest time in New Hampshire”.

The Hobo Railroad is located in the village of Lincoln, NH, just off Exit 32 on I-93, left on Route 112, directly across from McDonalds. For additional information regarding the Hobo Harvest Time Express celebration, other special events or departure times, visit http://www.HoboRR.com or call (603) 745-2135.

September 26, 2014

Fall Workshops Kick Off at Prescott Farm September 29th

Prescott Farm is excited to be offering a variety of workshops this fall starting September 29th.  From Smoothies 101 to Paint Evening at the Farm, we have something for everyone! Join us for one or all and learn how you can gain knowledge in leading a healthier lifestyle, skills to create your own homemade masterpieces and much more!

Chellsey Latham, Owner of Natural Roots and Remedies will start our workshops off with Smoothies 101 on September 29th from 6:00-7:30pm. Those that attend will learn all about different superfoods and ingredient combining for a wholesome blend. Bring the family along and be ready to try some samples and take home some great recipes!

Other workshops to keep an eye out for this fall include Make Your Own Soap, RAW Dairy, Basic Woodcarving, Kimchi and Sauerkraut, Preparing for Winter with Herbs, Hard Cider, Beer, and Mead Making and last but not least Art, Nature and Yoga. Most of these workshops take place during a week night, but some do take place on Saturday mornings.

Prescott Farm is a non-profit organization that offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, and long-term partnerships with local elementary schools. The 160 acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a “green” building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation (during the month of March), heritage gardens, and forested pond.

Reservations are required for these workshops and spaces do fill quickly! You can register by calling us at 603-366-5695. We look forward to enjoying fall with you!

September 22, 2014

Canterbury Shaker Village’s special exhibit, Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations

Canterbury Shaker Village’s special exhibit, Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations will to be on display at the National Historic Landmark through December 12. The exhibit is a collection of creative works that range from literal translations of specific Shaker forms to pieces that embody ideas or themes from the Shakers. These contemporary voices, by professionals, creative citizens and students who found inspiration at Canterbury Shaker Village, are paired with historic Shaker artifacts that represent elements of the ongoing dialogue betweCanterbury Shaker Village Exhibit Fall 2014en the Shaker legacy and the human spirit. The exhibit is included with the price of regular admission.

“Inspiration is a silent conversation between the external world and your inner self. Those silent and personal conversations are given a physical form in this special exhibit through the contemporary works of art by professional artists, creative citizens and students,” noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director and Exhibit Curator. “Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations is more than a collection of individual pieces. Rather, it is part of a larger ongoing conversation between all of us and the Shakers.”


Canterbury Shaker Village is open daily from 10:00-5:00 pm through October 26, on weekends in November and for Christmas at Canterbury on December 6 and 12. The price of admission is $17/adults, $8/children (6-17) and free for members and children 5 and under.


“Many museums strive to make history relevant for today’s visitor,” commented Jim Garvin, adjunct professor at Plymouth State University and the former State Architectural Historian. “Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations brings to life Shaker themes and artifacts in a new way and challenges visitors to rethink these traditions. This special exhibit is not to be missed.”

September 20, 2014

Cascade Spa Attracts Nationally Recognized Beauty & Wellness Speakers

Meet the Professionals at Cascade Spa in October

The newly renovated Cascade Spa at Mill Falls will be holding several events throughout the month of October for their “Meet the Professionals” series. The public is invited to attend these unique events on October 1st, 8th and 30th.

At each special gathering, guests can meet experts in the health, wellness, and beauty industry, enjoy networking with spa professionals from around the country, learn about new lines and brands, and experience product sampling and discounts.

Martha Zyla, Director of Cascade Spa, said she often launches new product lines by hosting an event to educate her guests and showcase the products and treatments. “I have found that meeting the owners and corporate managers behind a spa brand allows our guests to feel connected and have a positive feeling towards the brand and its integrity,” she said.

Of the featured professionals who will be at Cascade Spa in October, Zyla said, “They have been in the spa industry for years and are so knowledgeable and passionate about spa and wellness, as am I.”

On Wednesday, October 1st from 4 – 7 pm, Zyla will be introducing BABOR, a German Luxury Skin and Body Care Line. Brian Bechtel from BABOR will be on hand with the Cascade Spa team to offer mini spa treatments, skin analysis, facial cleansing, and fluid applications. Tickets for the event are $20 per person, and the full price of each ticket will be credited back towards any BABOR retail purchase at the event.

The second evening in the “Meet the Professionals” series will take place on October 8th from 5 – 7:30 pm. The event, titled, The Holistic Shift: A Night of Women’s Wellness, will feature Ellie Whalen, Katie Hess, and Lisa Reinhardt. These women with diverse backgrounds will share their deep well of experience in embracing a holistic lifestyle. They provide real-life examples of physical, mental, and spiritual transformations that are available with the right tools. Guests will enjoy an inspirational talk, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, sweet treats, and shopping. The event will take place at the Carriage House at Church Landing, and tickets are $20 per person. The full price of each ticket will be credited back towards Sprayology, Lotuswei Essential Oils, Perfumes & Elixirs, and Wei of Wellness Chocolate retail purchases at the event.

On Thursday, October 30th from 10 am – 5 pm, Spend the Day with Moroccanoil and Steven Turpin, the company’s International Educator. Turpin will share Moroccanoil product news and secrets for beautiful, healthy, natural-looking hair. At the event, guests can reserve one or more of the following Moroccanoil services for $45: a Blowout with Shampoo and Mask Treatment, a Manicure, or a Pedicure. $25 of the service fee will be credited towards Moroccanoil purchases at the event. Guests who spend $50 or more on Moroccanoil products will also receive a free gift.


“It always excites me to launch new services and products,” said Zyla. “It allows me to bring Cascade Spa to a new level of commitment of quality for our clients.”


Nestled within Church Landing at Mill Falls at the Lake, Cascade Spa is a world-class, full-service day spa for both women and men. This lakeside resort oasis has been recently renovated with a stunning Art Deco Decor and features two new couples treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge with a juice bar overlooking the indoor-outdoor pool, a steam room, and expanded deluxe private treatment rooms. Cascade Spa offers signature services, including massage, body treatments, facials, hair care, and nail care. Reservations are recommended to ensure availability. For more information, please visit www.millfalls.com/spa/ or call 866-719-0161 or 603-677-8620.




September 20, 2014


Shop and Support the Search for a Cure During the Annual PinkSTYLE Campaign

 In support in the ongoing efforts to end breast cancer, Tanger Outlets Tilton invites its customers to “think pink” this Fall and help support the search for a cure during the 21st annual Tanger PinkSTYLE campaign.

From September 15 through October 25, the Tanger PinkSTYLE Campaign will take place at Tanger Outlets in Tilton. Shoppers can purchase 25% OFF Pink Cards in Savings Packs of five Pink Cards for five dollars and save 25% on a single item at participating stores. Customers can purchase as many Pink Card Savings Packs as they like from Tanger Shopper Services. Proceeds from Pink Cards will benefit LRGHealthcare breast cancer initiatives and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

“We are proud to join with our customers and tenants at our centers across the U.S. and Canada to bring awareness and raise much needed funds for breast cancer research and prevention,” said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. “We remain committed to supporting these important organizations that are helping further educate women on prevention and hopefully will find a cure to a disease that has affected so many women and families.”

Additionally, Tanger Outlets Tilton in conjunction with Northeast Communications, Belknap Landscape Company, Granite State Credit Union, The Citizen, CrossFit Corps, Comcast Spotlight will host the Sixth Annual Fit for a Cure 5k Run/Walk presented by AutoServ on Sunday, October 5th at 8:30AM. This is a USA Track & Field certified (NH13018TY) timed 5K (3.1 mile) event that will take place at the Tanger Outlets. The first 800 registrants will receive a race t-shirt.  All finishers will receive a commemorative participant medal and shopping discounts.  Prizes will be awarded to top 3 male and female winners along with division winners in each age category.  Runners can register at www.tangeroutlets.com/race.  The registration fee is $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children under 12 years of age or $25 beginning October 3rd – race day. If a business or organization will have 10 or more participants, please contact Tanger’s General Manager, Eric Proulx, at eric.proulx@tangeroutlets.com for group discount information.

In 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 295,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States alone. More than 800 women are diagnosed each day and breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women across the nation.

Since 1994, Tanger Outlet Centers has contributed more than $13.5 to breast cancer research through the PinkSTYLE Campaign, 5K races, Pink Partini Events and other breast cancer-related fundraising events across the country. In 2013, the company raised $1.5 million during PinkSTYLE, the most money raised in a single year since it began supporting this important cause.

September 20, 2014

2015 Recreational Trails Program Grant Applications Now Available

The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails announces that the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant applications are now available. The RTP is a competitive grant program that offers funding for quality public trail projects throughout New Hampshire. This grant round is for projects to be completed in 2015.
Limited grants are available for motorized, non-motorized and diversified trails. Eligible projects include, but limited to, maintenance and restoration of existing trails, purchase and lease of trail maintenance equipment and construction of new trails. Applicants may be non-profit organizations, private groups or government entities. Applications are due November 14, 2014. For an application and more information, visit the RTP link on the Partners & Community Resources page at www.nhtrails.org.
Funding for the Recreational Trail Program is generated from federal gas tax dollars paid on fuel purchases by off-highway recreational vehicles and snowmobiles. These funds are appropriated to the states by the Federal Highway Administration as authorized through the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (Map-21) Bill. The program in New Hampshire is administered by the Bureau of Trails.
The Bureau of Trails is one of four bureaus in the Division of Parks and Recreation. The Division is comprised of the Parks Bureau, Bureau of Historic Sites, Bureau of Trails, and Cannon Mountain. The Division manages 92 properties, including state parks, beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, trails, waysides, and natural areas. The Division of Parks and Recreation is one of four divisions of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. To learn more, visit www.nhstateparks.org or call 603/271-3556.

September 20, 2014

New Trustees Elected to Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Horizon Award given and other business of Annual Meeting

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center held its Annual Meeting and Summer Celebration on Saturday, August 9.

Retiring trustees John Fernandes of Ashland and David Merrill of Weston, MA were honored for their dedicated service. Trustees were also re-elected to the Board of Trustees including Harriet Harris of Dover, MA, Bill Lee of Meredith, Sandy McGinnes of Center Harbor, and Lea A. Stewart of Campton. New trustees elected to the Board were Carl Lehner of Holderness and Patricia Sava of Waterville Valley.

Carl Lehner graduated from Amherst College with a major in geology and worked as a field geologist in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. He later received an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Carl worked for an international mining company before joining his family’s textile waste recycling firm in South Carolina. Carl and his family have owned a vacation home in Holderness since 1992 with his children attending various Science Center summer programs. Carl also serves on the Holderness Planning Board, the boards of New Hampshire Lakes Association and the Little Church Theater, and is an active monitor for Squam Lakes Conservation Society.

Patricia (Pat) is a native of Wellesley Hills, MA. She grew up learning about and loving nature while on vacation in New Hampshire. Pat has traveled extensively and began an interior design business, Sava Designs, LLC, in 1970. Her projects include hotels, ski resorts, golf communities, and assisted living facilities nationwide. Pat is a former member of the American Society of Interior Designers and Hospitality Industry Associates.

Additionally, officers were elected to the Board of Trustees including David Martin of Holderness, Chair; Nancy Beck of Holderness, Vice Chair; Kenneth Evans of Holderness, Treasurer; and Lea A. Stewart of Campton, Secretary.

Employees recognized for service included Dave Erler, thirty-five years of service; Eric D’Aleo, twenty years of service; Brian Eaton, ten years of service; and Mary Noyes, ten years of service.

The Horizon Award was given to former trustee Tashia Morgridge for her outstanding service and commitment to the Science Center.

August 20, 2014

Enjoy The Big Lake Adventure with the New Hampshire Boat Museum

Do you like surprises? Do you love to get out on Lake Winnipesaukee and explore on a picture-perfect day? Is your idea of fun riding in a sleek mahogany vintage boat? Then the New Hampshire Boat Museum has a fun new event for you!

The Museum is hosting its first Big Lake Adventure on Friday, September 12th. Building on everyoneIMG_3851_01‘s love of the Boathouse Tour, the Museum has created this new and different exciting on-water fundraiser.

Starting at 9:30am participants will be taken on a “mystery tour” of Lake Winnipesaukee aboard beautiful wooden vintage boats for an adventure they won’t forget. Guests will get to visit some hidden out-of-the way spots on Lake Winnipesaukee, see breathtaking scenery and sit back and relax on this spectacular boat ride.

At noon the boats will dock at a charming island-based private yacht club. There they will dine on a gourmet lunch made with all locally-sourced foods, as well as a choice of wine or soft drinks. Following lunch the group will explore more of Lake Winnipesaukee until 3:30pm.

This museum fundraiser will be something not to miss. The cost to participate in this all-inclusive fundraiser is $300 per person. A perfect Lake Winnipesaukee adventure guests won’t forget!

Many thanks to Zach Tarter of Edward Jones, Wolfeoboro, for sponsoring this new event for the New Hampshire Boat Museum.

To make a reservation, either visit the homepage of the Museum’s website at www.nhbm.org or call the Museum at 569-4554.


August 20, 2014

43 Bank of New Hampshire Prestige Plus Members Travel to Italy

Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus members were treated to a trip of a lifetime as they toured the amazing country of Italy. Some of the highlights included: Rome, Ruins of Pompeii, Sorrento Coast, Isle of Capri, Florence, Statue of David, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Venice and Murano Island.

The visit to Rome was impressive as they visited Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the Arch of Constantine. During their in-depth visit to the Colosseum, the guide recounted its rich history to Prestige Plus members. No visit to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art and the world-famous Sistine Chapel.

Prestige Plus members were moved beyond words during our visit to Pompeii, a city frozen in time. The excavated ruins of Pompeii were remarkably preserved and provided a fascinating look at the daily life of an ancient Roman city.

A trip highlight was a scenic boat ride to the enchanting Isle of Capri. Upon arrival, Prestige Plus members took a panoramic ride to the island’s highest town, Anacapri. They enjoyed their time in Capri with its world-famous piazzetta and explored the paradise island of chic boutiques, lush vegetation and outdoor cafés before returning to the Sorrento Coast.

Tuscany’s vista of vineyards and olive groves unfolded around every turn as they enjoyed the scenic drive to Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance,” offering Italy’s best art and architecture. Their visit to the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David was impressive.

They ended their tour of Italy in the resort town of Stresa, located in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District.

“We plan all of our trips months in advance and customize them to meet the needs of our valued Prestige Plus members,” stated Valerie Drouin, SVP – Prestige Plus Manager for Bank of New Hampshire. “With 24 years of experience in the bank travel industry, our customers know when they sign up for one of our trips, that the quality will be unsurpassed. We plan and arrange these trips as a way to thank our members for banking at Bank of New Hampshire. As with most of our overnight extended trips, this trip sold out on the day it was announced.”

Prestige Plus is available to all Bank of New Hampshire customers who maintain a prestige checking account which offers outstanding benefits such as unlimited free ATM withdrawals, higher interest rates on CDs and money market accounts, in addition to a number of other benefits. To learn more about Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus program, visit your local office or call 1-800-832-0912.

August 20, 2014

Canterbury Shaker Village Celebrates 51st Anniversary of MLK’s “I Have A Dream Speech”

Canterbury Shaker Village Celebrates 51st Anniversary of MLK’s “I Have A Dream Speech” with Special Tour and Bell Ringing August 28: 500 lb. Paul Revere bell will be rung at 3:00 pm

On August 28, 2014 Canterbury Shaker Village will commemorate the 51st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” with a special “Shakers & Equality: Let Freedom Ring” tour at 2:00 pm. The tour, which is free with CSV Let Freedom Ring_DwHouse_Bellmuseum admission, will connect visitors with the Shaker ideals of gender and racial equality. The tour will culminate in the ringing of the 500 lb. Paul Revere bell atop the Dwelling House at 3:00 pm.

On August 28, 1963 at 3:00 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King first uttered one of the most powerful and memorable phrases in American history, “I have a dream.” Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” marked a crucial turning point in the American Civil Rights movement and asserted his absolute commitment to a nonviolent approach to confronting America’s entrenched system of racial bias. In it, he urged Americans to let freedom ring “….from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.” His words resound through the years, celebrating the progress America has made in the quest for racial justice, and recalling us to the challenges that still confront us as a nation.

For a more information on museum admission and this and other events, please visit www.shakers.org.

August 20, 2014



When Loon Mountain Resort opens for the 2014-15 winter season, skiers and riders will discover exciting improvements, including key snowmaking upgrades, expanded terrain park offerings for kids, and a responsive new website.

This winter, early-season snowmaking will get another significant boost thanks to 50 new HKD KLIK semi-automated snowmaking hydrants on Upper Picked Rock and Lower Bear Claw, two key early-season snowmaking trails. By increasing the efficiency of the snowmaking process, these semi-automated hydrants will allow Loon’s snowmaking team to take better advantage of the brief snowmaking windows typical of November and early December weather conditions.

“We already know these hydrants are effective,” said Ralph Lewis, Loon’s director of mountain operations. “Thanks to the installation of 100 HKD KLIK hydrants on the mountain last summer, we were able to open for skiing and riding on November 8, the earliest top-to-bottom opening in Loon’s history. With 50 additional hydrants on the slopes this year, we plan to open even more terrain more quickly in the early season – and deliver better snow all season long.”

This year’s snowmaking improvements are just the latest phase of Loon’s multi-year commitment to snowmaking excellence, with more than $3 million invested in snowmaking improvements since 2010.
Terrain Parks

Young snowboarders this winter will get to enjoy an expanded Burton Lil’ Stash, Loon’s newest terrain park for kids. The expansion of this gladed park gives young riders and their families a series of rollicking wooden berms that ride like a banked slalom in the woods. In addition to these new terrain features, kids will discover new animal carvings to go along with larger-than-life carvings of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
New Website

LoonMtn.com has been completely redesigned with a fresh new look and responsive design, making it easier than ever for guests and potential guests to find information about snow conditions, events, vacation planning and more. The website’s responsive design means guests will have a great viewing experience, whether they’re using a desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

Buy a New England Pass, Help Restore the White Mountain National Forest
When Tropical Storm Irene unleashed flooding and devastation across New England in August 2011, many areas of the White Mountain National Forest were badly damaged. In response, Loon has partnered with the National Forest Foundation, a Congressionally-chartered nonprofit working to repair damaged hiking trails, improve wildlife habitat and restore national forests across the country – including the White Mountain National Forest.
Guests can choose to make a donation to the NFF’s Ski Conservation Fund when they purchase passes and eTickets through Loon’s e-Store. Donations will be matched 50% by the NFF, which works with local partners to complete restoration projects in the White Mountain National Forest.

“In addition to being Loon’s home, the White Mountain National Forest is an important asset to the Northeast, and there are still many projects that need to be done,” said Rick Kelley, Loon’s president and general manager. “By partnering with the National Forest Foundation, we want to help facilitate these projects and preserve the Forest for future generations to enjoy.”

Since beginning its White Mountain campaign in 2012, the NFF has repaired several trail systems and is now focusing its efforts on Tuckerman Ravine area trails, the 19-Mile Brook Trail, and trails in the Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness Area. More information about the NFF and its work in New Hampshire can be found by visiting http://www.nationalforests.org.

More information on Loon Mountain and New England Passes, which are available at pre-season prices through October 13, is available at LoonMtn.com.

August 20, 2014

Hampton Beach State Park Lifeguards Best in Northeast

Competing against teams from around the Northeast and Canada, Hampton Beach State Park lifeguards took top honors last Saturday at the 35th annual Northern New England Lifesaving Championship in Ogunquit, Maine.
The entire Hampton Beach team took first place overall. The men’s team placed first and the women’s team took second.
They competed against lifesavers from Ogunquit, Scarborough and Wells beaches in Maine; Nantasket and Salisbury, Mass., and Nova Scotia.
“The main competition came from Ogunquit and Salisbury,” said Jim Donahue, Hampton Beach State Park Lifeguard Chief. “Our lifeguard competition team scored in every event throughout the day.”
He said the daily training required for all Hampton Beach State Park lifeguards and “is a huge contributor to the first place overall victory and current and future success of the New Hampshire State Beach Patrol and Hampton Beach lifeguards.”
The daily training regime includes physical training, first aid and use of equipment, which has insured a highly skilled professional staff on duty at Hampton Beach for decades.
The competition teams had an intense workout just two days before the contest, after a passing storm created strong surf and rip currents. Last Thursday, lifeguards made 10 surf rescues and six on Friday.
Representing Hampton Beach were Pat Murphy; Bruce Butterworth; Wells Costello; Pat Casey; Quinn Parker; Ben Mitchell; Kendall Kaspar; Jack Dolan; Jeremy Schmidt; Dan Ryan; Nick Africano; Ali Bartlett; Katie Kaspar; Rachel Flinn; Catherine Jacques; Rebecca Mitchell; Meagan Boucher; Mara Jaffarian and Maggie Noonan.
The Division of Parks and Recreation, one of four within the Department of Resources and Economic Development, is comprised of the Bureau of Park Operations, Bureau of Historic Sites, Bureau of Trails, and Cannon Mountain. To learn more, visit http://www.nhstateparks.org or call 603/271-3556.

hampton beach lifeguards

Team photo from left to right – Front Row – Ben Mitchell, Jack Dolan, Pat Casey, Pat Murphy, Nick Africano, Dan Ryan, Wells Costello, Jeremy Schmidt Back Row – Kendall Kaspar, Rachel Flinn, Maggie Noonan, Quinn Parker, Ali Bartlett, Rebecca Mitchell, Catherine Jacques, Mara Jaffarian, Katie Kaspar, Meagan Boucher… not in the photo Bruce Butterworth

One-mile run / 100 meter ocean rescue/men – second place, Parker; third, Mitchell; fourth, Murphy. In the women’s event, Boucher, second; Mitchell, fourth.
Rescue reel team – Murphy, Costello, Bartlett and Kaspar, first; Casey, Mitchell, Dolan, Noonan, third.
Iron Guard men – Costello, second; Dolan, fifth; women – Kaspar, third, Barlett, fourth.
Paddleboard rescue – open event – Murphy, second, Casey, fourth.
Surf Rescue – open event – Kaspar, second; Jacques, fourth; Flinn, fifth.
500m paddleboard – men – Costello, second; women – Bartlett, fourth, Kaspar, fifth.
500m swim – men – Dolan, fifth; women – Jacques, second; Flinn, fourth; Kaspar, fifth.
Beach Flags men – Costello, first; Casey, second; women – Bartlett, second.
4X100 swim relay – Team of Dolan, Kaspar, Flinn and Jacques, first; Barlett, Kaspar, Ryan, Costello, fourth.
4X200 paddleboard relay – Casey, Parker, Murphy, Costello, second.

August 20, 2014

Great Waters Music Festival finalizes 2014 Summer season presenting North Shore Acappella

Great Waters Music Festival will finalize their 2014 Summer season presenting North Shore Acappella at The Inn on Main Friday evening, Aug. 29th at 7:30pm. Performing for over 30 years, North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England with a blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo. With songs ranging from the 1940’s through today, members Tommy Duarte, Paul Lopes, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Staccia, and Guy Chiapponi, deliver music without instrumental accompaniment – and that is what North Shore Acappella is all about! The group makes regular appearances at venues across New England and will be performing a return engagement with Great Waters – back by popular demand from a sold out performance in 2013. Tickets are available through the Great Waters website (www.greatwaters.org) for $25 or by calling their office at 603-569-7710.

The award-winning group offers a continuously fresh repertoire of hundreds of popular hits that cover the last five decades. Each number and performance is arranged in a way that showcases each member in a role of lead singer – a trait that very few acappella groups in the country can claim.

North Shore Acappella has appeared as the opening act for The Temptations, The Platters, Ben E. King, Johnny Maestro, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Frankie Vallie, and Gene Pitney. In 1991 North Shore Acappella won The National Harmony Sweepstakes in San Rafael, California, defeating six other top finalists from across the country. Ten years later, in 2011, the group was featured on NBC’s The Sing Off dazzling listeners across the country.

North Shore Acappella’s commercial advertising experience ranges from radio and television voice-overs for T.J. Maxx to a variety of corporate public relations assignments, including the New York Stock Exchange. North Shore Acappella has led entertainment efforts for major fund raising events, including the American Red Cross Mass Bay Chapter Food Relief Campaign, Massachusetts Special Olympics, and the Crispus Attucks Children’s Center.
This performance is being sponsored by Fidelity Investments along with Steve and Carol Bush of Maxfield Real Estate.

North Shore Acappella

The Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing outstanding musical performances to people living in and visiting the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Thanks to all who have contributed to this organization, it is able to provide high quality musical performances at reasonable prices with tickets ranging from $20.00 to $80.00. Information and tickets for all performances are available at the office at 15 Varney Road in Wolfeboro, by calling 603-569-7710, or online at www.greatwaters.org.


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