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Your Guide to What’s Happening in NH’s Lakes Region 


June 24 • Vol 30 • No 8

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Boating • pages 38-48 Boat Rentals • page 40 Dining • Page 15

Golf • page 8 What’s Up • pages 16-20


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By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper If you are vacationing in the Lakes Region during the Fourth of July, you are in for a treat. There are many parades and fireworks, not to mention concerts, barbecues and other fun activities in the area and most are free of charge. Laconia For a good, old-fashioned parade, head to Laconia for the annual Independence Day celebration. The parade forms at Wyatt Park at 3:30 p.m. and wends its way to Opechee Park where vendors and activities will offer family fun. Fireworks end the day with a great display at 10 p.m. The rain date for fireworks is July 5. Two bands will be playing during the Lake Opechee festivities, starting at 5:30 p.m.: Living on a Bad Name, a Bon Jovi tribute band, and the Swift River Jazz Band. Call Laconia Parks and Recreation at 603-524-5046 for updates and information. Weirs Beach is the place to be on July 3 when fireworks light up the sky at midnight. Before the fireworks, there is plenty to do at Weirs Beach in the hours leading up to the fireworks where the M/S Mount Washington boards passengers for daily lake tours. There are many restaurants and shops and arcades, as well as the wonderful beach.

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Kelley Park at 2 and 5 p.m. Alton Alton Bay is the place to be for great Fourth of July festivities. The Bay area is alive with fun on July 3 with a bandstand concert at 7 p.m. in Alton Bay. The band is a country favorite, Jose Duffy. Bring a chair and a picnic supper to enjoy during the free concert. Fireworks will be launched from the barge in Lake Winnipesaukee at approximately 9:20 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is July 6. Call 875-0109 for further

information. Center Harbor Center Harbor has many Fourth of July activities, beginning with the 35th Center Harbor Foot Race on July 4. Registration is 8-9:30 a.m. at the downtown bandstand. The children’s race begins at 9:30 a.m. and the adult race is at 10 a.m. Call Sandy Frost, Parks and Recreation director, at 4551632 for registration information. At 2 p.m. on July 4, the annual parade comes to Center Harbor, starting at Chase Circle and going to the downtown area. The theme of this year’s parade is Center Harbor Then & Now. A free concert at the Center Harbor bandstand with music by the Moose Mountain Jazz Band begins at 7 p.m. Bring a picnic, a blanket, or lawn chairs for an evening of entertainment, culminating with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. over Center Harbor Bay. Moultonborough On July 4, there will be an Independence Day Parade in Moultonborough. The fun kicks off with the parade beginning at 11 a.m. on Blake Road, continuing through town to Old Route 109, and ending at the Lions Club with a free barbecue for all participants. If you like a good book, get in line

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• Fourth Continued from page 3 early for Moultonborough Library’s annual book sale, taking place on July 6 and 7. This is one not to miss! The sale will be in the library parking lot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paperbacks and hardcovers will be on sale. Call the library at 476-8895 for details. Meredith When it comes to celebrating the Fourth, Meredith offers many fun events. Tentatively scheduled is the annual American Legion barbecue at Hesky Park with a concert to follow (definite date not available at press time). Call 279-6016 for updates. Bring lawn chairs to relax and watch the fireworks sponsored by the Greater Meredith Program; fireworks light up the sky over Meredith Bay at 9:30 p.m. on July 4 with a rain date of July 5. The fun and popular Rubber Duckie Race takes place at the Inns at Mill Falls in Meredith on July 4 at 4 p.m. For ticket information, call 279-6016. Milton For old-fashioned farm fun, head to the NH Farm Museum on Route 125 in Milton for its Fourth on the Farm event, from noon to 4 p.m. The old-fashioned event offers strawberry shortcake with homegrown strawberries, old-time games, patriotic music, and living history farm tours. Visitors also can

see the farm animals and visit the gift shop. Call 652-7840. Wolfeboro An Independence Day Band Concert takes place in Wolfeboro on July 4 at the Cate Park bandstand in the downtown dock area. A band will perform at 7:30 p.m.; the concert is free. The parade will be on July 4 at 10 a.m. and will travel down Main Street. Fireworks will begin at dusk over Wolfeboro Bay. Call 569-2200. Also in Wolfeboro, history comes alive at the Clark House Museum Complex on Main Street. On July 3, the museum will celebrate from 1 to 4 p.m. with events that include a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a chance to sign the Declaration with a real quill pen, a display of flags, games, role players debating over the Revolution, and a chance to sample drink and food from colonial days. Call 569-4997. Ashland The little town of Ashland really knows how to celebrate and they pull out all the stops for the Fourth of July! Many people say that the fireworks display in Ashland is the best anywhere; if you are heading to

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• Fourth Continued from page 4 the area for the display, plan to spend the weekend in town for some great holiday events. On July 4, there will be a pancake breakfast at the Common Man restaurant on Main Street at 8 a.m. Following that, there will be a traditional parade on Main Street at 10 a.m. From noon to 8 p.m., activities and fun take place at the L.W. Packard Ball Field. On July 5, the fun continues with a 6 p.m. midway and entertainment at the L.W. Packard Field. At 9:30 p.m., fireworks light up the sky. Waterville Valley Waterville Valley will celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade at 11 a.m. All are welcome to participate by joining spectators, walking in the parade, helping with a float, or entering a float in the parade. Family activities and free outdoor concerts also are scheduled. Fireworks end the day in a big way at 9:30 p.m. Call 236-4695. Gilmanton The Gilmanton Fourth of July Association invites the public to an array of entertainment and celebrations. The parade lines up on High Street in

Gilmanton on July 4 at 9:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 10 a.m. Following the parade, there will be demos and food on the Academy Grounds. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join friends and neighbors for an evening of fun and a fireworks display on July 4 at Crystal Lake Park on Crystal Lake Road in Gilmanton Iron Works. The fun begins when gates open at 6:30 p.m. Live music will be provided on the bandstand throughout the evening by Bob and the Hay Balers. Under the pavilion in the park, there will be food for sale by the Gilmanton Youth Organization. Fireworks end the celebration at dusk. Sanbornton Steele Hill Resort on Steele Hill Road in Sanbornton offers a public event for the residents of Sanbornton and anyone who wishes to attend on July 4. Activities and food will be available on the property and fireworks end the event at dusk. Call 524-0500. Ossipee

Ossipee celebrates the holiday with a parade starting at 10 a.m. in Center Ossipee on July 4. The parade is followed by festivities in Constitution Park in Ossipee at 5:30 p.m. The block party atmosphere will feature a barbecue, DJ, and a chance to get together with friends.


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Questions with Kathy Eaton Enjoying Lakes Region Life

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ow long have you lived in NH and what brought you here?

“I’ve lived in the Wolfeboro area all my life. I was born in Massachusetts and my parents moved to the area when I was a baby. I attended Alton and Massachusetts schools. I attended Suffolk University in Boston for journalism and communications, but I always came back to the Lakes Region. I have roots in the area dating to 1893 when my great-grandparents bought property on Jolly Island.”



hat is your background? You have certainly done it all, from co-owning The Laker at one time to owning and operating the Wolfeboro Trolley and the Millie B boat rides.

“I have a bachelor of science in Journalism and Communications from Suffolk University. After I moved back to Wolfeboro, I worked for the Granite State News as a reporter where I stayed until 1979. I also worked as news director at WASR in Wolfeboro. I started The Laker with Dick Eaton in 1984. I also have now-grown children.”



hat did you do at The Laker as editor?

“Well, The Laker was started because Dick was looking for a way to bring more tourism and business to Wolfeboro. He saw that there was a need for a summer tourist newspaper. The Laker was an immediate success and there was nothing else like it in the area. I handled all the writing and got into advertising sales as well. Dick focused on the advertising/business side of the paper. It worked well because I have a journalism background and I knew many local people. Dick had run a Wolfeboro business, the Basket Barn, and he understood tourism as well as business. We both grew up spending summers on the lake — Dick moved to Wolfeboro full-time in 1979. He had been in real estate development in the past.”

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ou know a lot about local tourism. How did you move from newspapers to running a trolley and the Millie B boat?

“Dick and I both have an entrepreneurial spirit. We have lived tourism for years. The Laker was tourism-related and Dick’s work in real estate and as a shop owner also was tourism-related. When we see an idea we love and think it would work for Wolfeboro, we give it consideration. We had the idea that it would be neat to have a boat available for rides in Wolfeboro. I had grown up around boats. The idea was for a nostalgic old boat to offer rides to the public. We started the Millie B in 1998 when we still owned The Laker. We started Molly the Trolley/Wolfeboro Trolley in 1987. Dick saw it as a way to bring people into Wolfeboro and to alleviate some of the heavy summertime traffic issues.”

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Some people never retire and never stop planning and trying new things. Such is the case with Kathy and Dick Eaton, creators and original owners of The Laker. They continue to run a Wolfeboro icon, Molly the Trolley, and to promote the Lakes Region and Wolfeboro as vacation destinations.









hat is this summer’s schedule for the trolley?

“The trolley runs on weekends from Memorial Day to late June and from Labor Day to Columbus Day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It runs daily in July and August from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and tours begin on the hour from the Wolfeboro Town Docks and the Railroad Station Information Center.”

hat do you love about the Lakes Region and what keeps you here?

“We have done a lot of traveling over the years and been many places. We have been to the Great Wall of China, to New Zealand, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean; but I have never seen a place as beautiful as the Lakes Region in the many places we have been. That is the reason we stay. Wolfeboro is a wonderful town; after all, who wouldn’t want to live in a Norman Rockwell painting? That is the way I see Wolfeboro.”

hat do you think the Lakes Region will be like 10 years from now?

“I don’t think it will be a lot different. If I look back 20 to 30 years, it is really not much different. I do think we will continue to take better care of the area, to keep it clean and preserve it.”

hat plans are in your future?

“We are always looking for new opportunities. Dick is always thinking and reading and coming up with new ideas. We also plan to keep enjoying the lake and our ever-growing family of children and grandchildren.” To learn more about Wolfeboro Trolley Company and this summer’s dinner-theatre, visit or call 603-569-1080.

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ou have sold a few businesses and continued with others. Please talk about that.

“We sold Panoramic Publishing (The Laker and its sister publications, such as Dining Out) to Brad and Fran Lipe in 2001. We sold the Millie B. to the NH Boat Museum in 2011; it’s such a great choice for the boat and it has found a very good home. We own and continue to run the Wolfeboro Trolley Company.”

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here did you get the idea for the trolley and why is it called Molly the Trolley?

“We bought the trolley from a company in Ogunquit ME and it was already called Molly. This is actually the second Molly — we had to replace the first trolley in about 2005.”

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Final Call For Registration For Artisans On the Green Sandwich Home Industries has issued its final call for crafters to register for the fifth annual Artisans on the Green art and craft festival. The event will be part of Sandwich’s Old Home Week activities and will take place on Thursday, Aug. 15. Registration forms are available at the SHI Gallery, Yikes, and VynnArt. Artisans also may email a request for a form at pkvanwinkle@ A gift from the Quimby Trust has allowed the Industries to increase the size of the green in front of its gallery by clearing and landscaping the adjacent lot. “Last year, we had to turn away artisans because we ran out of space,” said Peter Van Winkle, president of the group, “which is frustrating as so many of these artisans have excellent demonstrations, instruction, and classes to offer to the community.” The event which this year may well attract more than 60 artisans, is free to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All artisans are welcome to register. “There are basically two venues for artisans. The first and most popular is getting a space on the green and setting up a mini-studio,” said Ben Adriance, trustee of the Industries. “They rent the space … and pay no commission or other charges.” Sales of items are an important aspect of the event, but the educational component separates this event from so many like it. Virtually all of the artisans bring the tools of their work to the event and can demonstrate and

explain how they create their art. For those with fewer items, the festival erects a “fine arts tent” and provides panels for artisans to hang their work. Artisans who pay for a full, 8’x 4’ panel also pay no commission. The industries provides a cashier so individual artists need not stay. “Our education program during the summer season involves dozens of classes, demonstrations at the gallery, in addition to this massive, one-day program that is the Artisans on the Green festival,” said Sandy Joncas, director of Education. “On the Green, we have hands-on programs for the children, run by the Sandwich Children’s Center, as well as countless demonstrations, ranging from pottery, wood-turning, chair-caning, antique furniture restoration, and rug hooking, just to name a few. In addition, we are fortunate to have VynnArt provide art supply sales for children and adults and set up a small art gallery as well.” “One of the most dramatic changes this year is the registration of the Patricia Carega Gallery,” said Blair Newcomb, a trustee. “Patricia will erect a double-wide tent and feature Sandwich artisans that are in her gallery year-round.” The Sandwich Woman’s Club, as has been its tradition for more than 25 years, will serve lunch on the green from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The club also will hold a drawing which usually takes place around 3 p.m. Parking is free, and adjacent to the festival’s grounds.

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Take the Trolley to Dinner and the Theatre Molly the Trolley of Wolfeboro will be stepping out to the theatre three nights a week this summer, stopping mid-way for dinner each time at the Woodshed Restaurant in Moultonborough. “We partnered with the Barnstormers Summer Theatre in Tamworth last

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and orchestra seating at the theatre. Dinner includes a choice of four entrees: Prime Rib, Seafood Casserole, Staler Chicken, or a vegetarian option. Passengers will meet the trolley at Kingswood Regional High School on South Main Street, Wolfeboro, at 4:45 p.m., or at The Woodshed at 5:15. You may even call to make arrangements to be picked up along Route 109 between Wolfeboro and Moultonborough. Reservations are a must for dinnertheatre trips. For more information or to book Trolley-Dinner-Theatre tickets, visit or call 603-569-1080.

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Hebron Gazebo Program Schedule Under Way Hebron’s Gazebo Program which offers 6 p.m. concerts and barbecues during the summer will bring Club Soda to the stage on July 6, playing rock and roll. The Hebron Historical Society will be in charge of the barbecue and dessert will be provided by the Cabin Fever group. Sixties and 70s rock will be in the air when Postage Due takes the stage on July 13, with the barbecue by Newfound Grocery. The Hebron Common will be grooving to the beat of the Mango Groove Steel Band on July 20, with the Hebron Store supplying the barbecue for that night. August 17 will end the concert series with Family Fun Day. The day starts out with a hike at 11 a.m., led by Suzanne Smith. The two-mile hike will be on the new Cockermouth Ledge Trail in the Hebron Town Forest. Meet at the entrance to the Town Forest on Groton Road at 11 a.m. Bring lunch and water for a picnic on the ledges. The hike would be rated “easy” by White Mountain standards. There are climbs, but nothing steep and no rocky ledges to scramble over. For more

information, contact Smith at 603-7449064. Following that, there are three events at 2 p.m. The ever-popular Cribbage Contest will take place at the Gazebo. The Hebron Library Book Sale begins at the same time. There also will be a State Police Canine Demo on the Common. Dessert entries are due at 4 p.m. for the Dessert Contest; and at that time there also will be Kids’ Games on the Common. At 5 p.m., Paul Connor and Friends will perform during the barbecue put on by the Hebron Fire Department. Back by popular demand at 7 p.m is the Don Campbell Band, performing classic country music and many of his original songs. Fireworks by Northstar Fireworks will commence at 9 p.m. The Hebron Gazebo Programs are sponsored by the taxpayers of Hebron, Northway Bank, and donations from individuals and organizations. Free popcorn is provided by Bill White Realty. For further information, call 7443335.

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Yesteryear NH Music Festival, From An Island To The Mountains By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper It began in a clearing on an island. The place was known as Mud Island but it was renamed Melody Island to describe the concerts that took place there each summer. Imagine such a place, a haven for fine musicians. When those musicians rehearsed, their music spilled over the open water of Lake Winnipesaukee. Of course boaters and other islanders heard the beautiful music and soon gathered offshore to hear the first-class music emanating from Melody Island. Today the New Hampshire Music Festival schedules a series of concerts

each summer, welcoming musicians from around the world. What began on an island has moved onto land and has found places for performances in some of the area’s best music halls and stages. When the musicians first gathered on the island in the 1940s, they had no such aspirations. New York City pianist Hedy Spielter fell in love with the Lakes Region when she visited the area. She may have surprised her city friends when she purchased 60 acres in the area — but not just any 60 acres. It was 60 acres on a Lake Winnipesaukee island then commonly known as Mud Island, near Wolfeboro.



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Spielter spent her winters in New York City, coaching professional musicians. Her fellow musical instructor was Jules Epailly. It is unknown what Epailly thought of Mud Island but he was willing to follow Spielter there during the summers. The coarsely named Mud Island was rechristened Melody Island and the land was cleared. Where trees had stood, land was opened for an amphitheatre. Soon rustic cabins were added as well as a place for pianos. Later, the theatre area was enclosed in a shell-like structure. Rows of benches faced the stage. According to the book NH Music Festival First Twelve Years by Marjory

Gane Harkness, musicians who sought out Spielter and Epailly for musical lessons in New York during the winter soon heard about the summer music camp on the Winnipesaukee island. They were lured by the promise of the pastoral and very private island setting. It became a common occurrence to see barges loaded with pianos being transported across the lake to Melody Island. One summer, Spielter discovered a musical group in an unusual setting. A flutist with classical training lived in

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Page 13 to drop anchor and spend the evening in the cove off Melody Island for a lakeside concert. The music was great, the atmosphere could not be beat, and the price was free! Word was spreading about the quality of the musicians at the Melody Island camp and soon Leopold Stokowski of the Philadelphia Orchestra visited the island. He stayed 10 days and later sent a contribution to the new Melody Island School of Music. Every day at 2:30 p.m., rehearsals took place on the island and the public was invited to watch and bring their own picnic lunches. A true (and free) gem of musical entertainment had come to the Lakes Region; the only hitch was that anyone who wanted to hear the music had to find a boat ride to the island. One day the musicians were exploring the area and came across the Belknap Recreation Area (today’s Gunstock) in Gilford, and got permission to play there. It would be

• Yesteryear Continued from page 12 nearby Tuftonboro. J. Edward Kurth owned a comfortable summer home in the village. Upon retirement, he was raising poultry on his property but he could not stay away from music. Kurth taught music to local youngsters and brought in professional musicians to accompany them. In the early 1950s, Kurth presented the Melvin Village Pops Orchestra in concerts. For three summers, the orchestra brought together local and professional musicians in concerts and it got youngsters on their way to musical careers. Spielter saw one of the concerts and decided it would be a good way for her musicians to perform in public. On balmy summer evenings, boaters heard the sound of music spilling from Melody Island. Curious, they anchored nearby and soon realized they were witnessing first-class musical concerts. It became a common practice for boats

a great rehearsal space and it was out of the elements if it rained. Soon, local residents caught word of the concerts and came to hear the music. They asked the Melody Island musicians to consider performing regularly at the recreation area. In September 1953, the non-profit New Hampshire Music Festival was born. Spielter must have liked the idea because she was among the original incorporators. A board of directors was formed and it included some local businesspeople with considerable clout and influence. Soon memberships grew with the promise of three concerts per season. The savvy board knew that ticket sales were all-important and, by the second year, a membership drive was underway. The Music Festival was popular but

it needed a permanent home. It was all well and good to hold concerts in the open air on Melody Island or at the Belknap Recreation Area (with one concert taking place at the ski jump and being rained out), but the audiences and musicians grew tired of weathering the iffy New England summer weather. Running the Melody Island concerts proved too expensive for Spielter and, with heavy hearts, those involved in the NH Music Festival and Melody Island School dissolved their partnership. The next season saw the festival concerts moved to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro. A conductor was a very important part of the festival’s season. Kurth helped in that aspect as well as the business of running the festival.

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• Yesteryear Continued from page 13 He was part of the committee that approved the music selections. He brought in Dean Ryan as conductor and it was a wise move. Ryan and his wife, also a musician, added six concerts for children, with three taking place in Wolfeboro and three in Gilford. The children’s

concerts brought classical music to New Hampshire children and their parents and showed local residents that this type of music could appeal to anyone. In 1958, there were festival concerts in Plymouth, Bethlehem, Weirs Beach, and Wolfeboro and also in the Gilford area. When the Inter-Lakes High School was completed in Meredith, concerts also took place at that new

facility. Always looking to try new things, Ryan experimented with a pops concert at Weirs Beach, using light music such as Strauss. The audience was seated at tables and the open-air concert idea was popular. The musicians for the festival were housed around the Lakes Region and eventually they found a summer home at the former Garnet Inn in Center Harbor. The inn had enough space for rehearsals and also for festival offices. The building was renamed Festival House. In 1960, Minneapolis musician Thomas Nee traveled to the festival .COM and took over as conductor. His resume was impressive and the little musical festival orchestra members in the Lakes Region may have wondered

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if they were up to the task of playing under such a famed conductor. The orchestra, with the addition of some fine musicians of Knee’s acquaintance, indeed proved to be up to the task. Nee’s wife, a dancer, taught dance classes for children and new summer courses in music were added. Over the years, the Festival Chorus grew and improved and the Festival String Quartet was born in 1960. The NH Music Festival has continued to grow with each decade. Headquarters were moved to various Lakes Region locations, as well as performance spaces. The concerts that started on an island in the 1940s grew over the years and struggled but ultimately succeeded. For information on this year’s concerts, visit www.nhmf. org.

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Another Wild Saturday Night at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Another Wild Saturday Night comes to the main stage of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness on Saturday, July 20, beginning at 6 p.m. All the components of last year’s “wild success” will return bigger and better, with more auction items, more food, and more high jinx from the staff and volunteers. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with drinks and finger food from Common Man caterers. There will be plenty of time to bid on the more than 30 items in the silent auction, ranging from Red Sox and ski tickets to weekend getaways and items for the home. There are paintings

and drawings, stained glass Osprey, planting packages from Moulton Farm, a hand-woven basket, tree care services, and candlesticks from Winnipesaukee Forge, among other items. A complete list is available at The show begins at 7:30 p.m., this year including a big-ticket auction to liven things up with items such as two nights at Church Landing Cottages, two eight-person dinner parties at a private Squam Lake home with celebrity chefs, a cocktail cruise, osprey tagging with Iain MacLeod, and a trip to Tuscany. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located at 23 Science Center Road, Route 113, Holderness.


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raise $50 or more will receive an LPC “Yakking for Loons” long-sleeved t-shirt, and there also will be a prize for the paddler raising the most funds. Registration and pledge forms are posted at Registration deadline is July 9. Co-chairs of the event are LPC members and neighbors on Lake Winnipesaukee, Linda Allen and Joanne Chesley, who originally approached the committee with the idea for the event. For more information, contact Lin O’Bara at or call 603476-LOON. The Loon Preservation Committee, a non-profit organization, works to preserve loons and their habitats in New Hampshire through monitoring, research, management, and education.


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June 28, Loon Cruise, 3 p.m., Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road, Holderness, joins with Loon Preservation Committee of Moultonborough for cruise departing from the dock at the Route 3 bridge in downtown Holderness, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant. Call 603-968-7194. . June 28, The Princess Bride, dusk, Movies in the Park, Foss Field (soccer field by Back Bay), Wolfeboro, free. . June 28, Lakes Region Mah Jongg Tournament, Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Gilford. Call 603-556-9178 or email . June 29, Wolfeboro Boat Show, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wolfeboro Corinthian Yacht Club, Nancy’s Way, Wolfeboro. Call 603-524-6661 or see June 29, Gilmanton Summer Fling, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 1385 Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works. Call 603-364-2400, http://www. . June 29, New England Brewfest, Lincoln Village Shops, with breweries from throughout New England providing samples, live entertainment, craft beer education programs, and exhibits. June 29, Summer Kickoff, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Annalee Company Store, Old Province Common, 71 Route 104, Meredith. June 29, Give Me A Hand: Making Rings & Bracelets with Paulette Werger, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Hwy., 603-279-7920, . June 29, Garden to Table Taste Testing, Noon – 2 p.m., Moulton Farm, 18 Quarry Road, off Route 25, Meredith. .

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Scenic Biplane Rides!

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June 29, Exhibit Opening, 5 – 7 p.m., Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, 69 Maple St., Center Sandwich, 603-284-7728. Opening of two solo exhibits, by C.C. White and Alson Conley.

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June 29, Regular Event, 5 p.m., White Mountain Motorsports Park, Route 3, North Woodstock. . June 30, Annual Summer Luncheon and Benefit Auction, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Church Landing, Meredith, to benefit Loon Preservation Committee programs. LPC Director Harry Vogel will give a brief overview of New Hampshire’s loon activity. Info: Lin O’Bara at 603-476-5666 or email . June 30, Felted Flowers for Embellishments, with Nancy Evans, Noon – 3:30 p.m., League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Hwy., 603279-7920, . June 30, Art Show, 1 – 6 p.m., Ossipee Town Hall, Main Street, Ossipee. Info: 603-539-1307, , . June 30, Touch-a-Truck, 2 - 4 p.m., Ossipee Town Hall, Main Street, Ossipee. See fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, dump trucks, excavators, backhoes, bucket trucks, and more. Info: 603-539-1307, , . July 1, Bike & Helmet Giveaway and Obstacle Course, 10:30 a.m., Ossipee Town Hall. Free bicycle safety inspection and obstacle course. July 1, Mead, Food, & Music Fundraiser, 5 – 8 p.m., Carroll County Courthouse, Route 171, Ossipee Village. Honey-based wine produced by Sap House Meadery of Center Ossipee, food from Mountain View Station and Hannaford of Ossipee, and music by Joe Frascetti on piano. 50/50 drawing. Benefits Ossipee Historical Society. July 1, Restoration of Singing Eagle Barn, 7 p.m., program by Ed Pape for Moultonborough Heritage Commission at Moultonborough Public Library, free. Overview of the restoration work on the classic, English-style Singing Eagle Barn which dates to the 1780s and was a girls’ camp on Squam Lake from 1920 to 1966. Library is at corner of routes 15 and 109 North (Holland Street). Call 603-4768895.

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July 2, Stark Decency: German Prisoners of War in a New England Village, 7 p.m., Wright Museum, 77 Center St., Wolfeboro. Call 603-569-1212, http://www. . July 3, Grand Opening, 10 a.m., Clark House Museum Complex, 233 South Main Street, Wolfeboro. From 1 to 4 p.m., history comes alive with readings from Declaration of Independence, a chance to sign the Declaration with a real quill pen, role-playing debate over the Revolution, more. Call 603-569-4997. July 3, Jose Duffy Bandstand Concert, 7 p.m., Alton Bay. July 3, Independence Day Fireworks, 9:20 p.m., Alton Bay. July 3, Independence Day Fireworks, midnight, Weirs Beach. July 3-13, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Monday–Saturday 7:30 p.m., Monday 2 p.m., Special July 4th performance at 3 p.m. Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. The world’s greatest detective has seemingly reached the end of his remarkable career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore. Call 366-7377. .

JULY 6 • 10 AM 12 PM

Aquatic Critters: Kids’ Workshop

Meet real life animals & go for a scavenger hunt! For kids ages 5 - 12. Visit or call 603-569-4554 for more info & to register!

July 4, Center Harbor Foot Race, registration 8 – 9:30 a.m.; children’s races at 9, two- and five-mile races at 10. Call 603-455-1632. July 4, Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m., Main Street, Ashland. July 4, Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m., downtown Bristol, sponsored by Bristol Lions Club. July 4, Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m., with lineup at 9:30 a.m. on High Street, Gilmanton. Afterward, demos and food on the Academy Grounds. July 4, Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m., Center Ossipee. July 4, Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m., Main St., Wolfeboro. Parade Theme: “Home Town Pride”. Entry forms: 569-2200. Parade organizer: Harold A. Chamberlin, Harriman-Hale Post 18. July 4, Independence Day Parade, 11 a.m., beginning on Blake Road, Moultonborough, continuing through town to Old route 109, ending at Lions Club with a barbecue. July 4, Independence Day Parade, 11 a.m., Waterville Valley. July 4, Fourth on the Farm, noon – 4 p.m., NH Farm Museum, Route 125, Milton. Call 603-652-7840.

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Be a Part of our attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest raft of canoes and kayaks on a single waterbody! Sat. Sept 7, 2013 Join us after as we celebrate Weirs Beach, Laconia in Endicott Rock Park! For More Information and to Register Contact: • • 603.226.0299

July 4, Independence Day Celebration, Noon – 8 p.m., L.W. Packard Ball Field, Ashland. July 4, Independence Day Parade, 2 p.m., line-up at 1:30 p.m., Chase Circle, Center Harbor. July 4, Independence Day Parade, 3:30 p.m., from Wyatt Park, Laconia, to Opechee Park where there will be family activities leading up to fireworks at 10 p.m. Call 603-524-5046. July 4, Rubber Duckie Race, 4 p.m., Inn at Mill Falls. Call 603-279-6016.

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July 4, Fourth of July Fireworks, 9:15 p.m., Center Harbor. July 4, Fourth of July Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Brewster Academy Athletic Fields, Wolfeboro; rain date July 5. Call 569-2200, .

July 4, Independence Day Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Waterville Valley. July 5, Drawing with Dawn Moore, 10 a.m. – Noon, Libby Museum, 755 North Main St., Wolfeboro. Drawing from life, today focusing on Basic Shapes. Call 603-569-1035 or see .


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July 5, Walking Tour of Downtown, 11 a.m., Old Train Station, Railroad Avenue, Wolfeboro sponsored by Clark House Museum Complex, meet costumed guide. Call 569-4997. July 5, Independence Day Celebration, 6 p.m., with midway and entertainment, L.W. Packard Field, Ashland. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 5, Summer Lobsterfest Dinner Dance Cruise aboard MS Mount Washington, leaving Weirs Beach at 7 p.m. and Meredith at 7:30 p.m. . July 5, Movie in Kelley Park, dusk, downtown Bristol. July 5-7, On the Green I Arts & Crafts Festival, Sat & Sun 10-4, Brewster Academy, Main Street, Wolfeboro. Over 100 Exhibitiors. Call 528-4014. www. July 6, Antique Tractor Pull, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sandwich Fairgrounds, sponsored by Southern Maine Tractor Pulling Association. Food for sale, with coffee and home-made baked goods in the morning.

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July 6, Aquatic Critters Children’s Program, 10 a.m., NH Boat Museum, 399 Center St., Wolfeboro. Call 603-569-4554, email, visit www. . July 6, Watercolor for Beginners: Fun Flowers with Martina Cyr, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Libby Museum, 755 North Main St., Wolfeboro. Call 603-569-1035 or see . July 6, Fairy Land Festival, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center, 180 South Main Street, Wolfeboro. Call 569-1027. July 6, Intermediate Watercolor: Large Flowers & Georgia O’Keefe, Noon – 1 p.m., Libby Museum, 755 North Main St., Wolfeboro. 603-569-1035 or see www. . July 6, Cruise Night, 3 – 7 p.m., Sandwich Fairgrounds. Antique and muscle cars, Sandwich Fire Department’s Annual Chicken BBQ, Chappy’s Concessions on the Midway. Rain date Aug. 17. July 6, Late Model 100 Lap Plus Regular Event & Fireworks, 6 p.m., White Mountain Motorsports Park, Route 3, North Woodstock. www.whitemtnmotorsports. com . July 6, Fireworks Over Kelley Park, dusk, downtown Bristol. July 6 – 7, Book Sale, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Moultonborough Library. Call 603-4768895.

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ONGOING A View From the Porch, at Belknap Mill, Laconia, through June 30, an exhibition of photographs of Bike Week through the years, by Judith Rothemund. Call 5248813. .

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Explore Squam Cruise, Daily, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Route 3, Next to Walter’s Basin, Holderness. Experience the beauty of Squam Lake on a canopied pontoon boat and learn of the natural history of the area, the special wildlife, and view nesting loons and bald eagles. Advance registration requested. Call 968-7194. . River Otter Feeding, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:30 a.m., Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road, Holderness. Call 603-968-7194. .

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Bingo, Tuesday 6:30 p.m., Lions Club, Old Rte. 109, Moultonborough. Refreshments available. Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music Jam, Tuesday 6:30-9:30 pm, Tuftonboro Town House, 247 Middle Road, Rte. 109A, Tuftonboro. Musicians and listeners welcome. Free. Call 569-3861. Live Animal Shows, Wednesdays at noon, Libby Museum, 755 North Main St., Wolfeboro. 603-569-1035 or see . Puppeteering and Movie Making with Fido & Friends, Thursdays and Fridays, 1 – 4 p.m., Libby Museum, 755 North Main St., Wolfeboro. 603-569-1035 or see .

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Enfield Shaker Museum, Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm, 44 Rte. 4A, Enfield. Includes Great Stone Dwelling, video, exhibits, gardens, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, special programs and dinners and hike to Shaker Fest Ground. Call 632-4346. .

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Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, Evening Entertainment, 6 – 11 p.m., Mill Falls Marketplace, Meredith. Call 279-3313. .

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Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-2pm year-round, Rte. 3, Weirs Beach. Preserving and promoting history of Lake Winnipesaukee and vicinity with memorabilia, photos, maps, models of famous steamboats 1833-1939, posters and photos of grand hotels plus artifacts ranging from Indian arrowheads to Big Band posters. Also lectures and children’s corner. Call 366-5950. Loon Center, Through June 30: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday Lee’s Mills Rd., Moultonborough. Offering exhibits and trails in Markus Wildlife Sanctuary. Call 476-5666. Masonic Breakfast, First Sunday of each month, 7 – 11:30 a.m., 35 Trotting Track Road, Wolfeboro. Fresh fruit, omelets made to order, scrambled eggs, hash browns, cereal etc. Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, dawn-dusk, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia. Historic farm with 160 acres offers three miles of hiking trails, gardens, bird and wildlife viewing plus barn. Special events and programs throughout year. Call 366-5695. .

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Radio-Controlled Sailing Regattas, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., now through November, Back Bay/Bridge Falls Path, Wolfeboro (weather-permitting). Info: . Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., year-round, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth Village. With displays, Capt. Enoch Remick House, workshops, education programs, special events and hearthside dinners. Call 323-7591 or 800-686-6117. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, daily 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Now through Nov. 1, Rte. 113, Holderness. Has hiking trails, many live animal exhibits, displays on nature, self-guided games and activities that teach plus nature talks. Also Kirkwood Gardens and Café. Call 968-7194. Visit . Village Pizza Cruise Night, Now-September 21: 6 – 8 p.m., Friday evenings, at 825 Lake St. Route 3A, Bristol. Food discounts, driver prizes, 50/50 raffle, Open to all. Call 744-6886. Wright Museum, Monday-Saturday10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday Noon to 4 p.m. Now through Oct. 31. 77 Center St., Wolfeboro. Displays celebrate achievements and sacrifices of America’s WWII home front and military. Call 569-1212. www. . Loon Cruises on Squam Lake, Mondays and Fridays, Now through Aug. 30, 3 p.m., leaving from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Lake Cruise dock between the Route 3 bridge and Walter’s Basin Restaurant in Holderness. Info: 603-476-5666. Summer Nature Talk Series, Thursdays, Now through Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m. at Loon Center, 183 Lees Mill Road, Moultonborough. Free. .

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All North American ash species including White, Black and Green.


Larvae bore through the bark and into the cambium feeding on the phloem, creating long serpentine galleries causing critical internal damage. The following spring the 1/2 inch adults exit the tree leaving a 3-4mm D shaped hole. EAB can be present in a tree for two years without signs of decline.


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June 26, Family Party Night Dinner Dance Cruise aboard MS Mount Washington, 6 - 8 p.m. . June 28, Songwriter Cheryl Wheeler, 7:30 p.m., the Inn on Main, 200 North Main St, Wolfeboro, part of Great Waters Music Festival. . June 29, Rock’n’Roll Saturday Night Dinner Dance Cruise aboard MS Mount Washington, 7 – 10 p.m. . June 30, MacDonald Family Singers, 6 p.m., United Church, Route 140, Gilmanton Ironworks. Call 603-267-6346. June 30, Richard Thompson, 8 p.m., Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth. http:// . July 1, Swinging to the Oldies Dinner Dance Cruise aboard MS Mount Washington, 6 – 9 p.m. . July 3, Family Party Night Dinner Dance Cruise aboard MS Mount Washington, 6 - 8 p.m. . July 3, New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, 6:30 p.m., Belknap Mill Summer Outdoor Concert Series, Rotary Park, Laconia. . July 3, Lake Street Dive, 8 p.m., Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth. http://www. . July 4, Fireworks Party Cruise aboard MS Mount Washington, 7 – 10 p.m. www. . July 5, North Shore Acappella, 7:30 p.m., the Inn on Main, 200 North Main St, Wolfeboro, part of Great Waters Music Festival. . July 6, Club Soda, 6 p.m., Hebron Gazebo Program, on the Hebron Common. Call 603-744-3335. July 6, Blues Brothers Next Generation, 7 p.m., Wolfeboro Community Bandstand in Cate Park. Call 569-2200.

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July 6, Rock’n’Roll Saturday Night Dinner Dance Cruise aboard MS Mount Washington, 7 – 10 p.m. . July 6 – 7, Zac Brown Band, 8 p.m. returns for two nights at Meadowbrook Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, 72 Meadowbrook Ln., Gilford. Call 293-4700. www. .

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Come enjoy a day of fun, games, food, live music, dance performances and entertainment! Enjoy great games including a Climbing Wall, 4-Way Bungee Trampolines, Vertical Rush, Moebius Combo, the Wrecking Ball, Castle Bounce House, Dunk Tank. Pet animals at the Traveling Barnyard, get your picture taken in the Photo Booth, and more! Get in the spirit of the 2013 Nickfest’s Western Theme as you are entertained by

The Crunchy Western Boys NH folk and bluegrass band Admission $10 | Children 2 Years and Under Free Monument Field - Downtown Wolfeboro Parking Available at Brewster Academy

July 7, Mill City Revival Band, Great ’80s Music, 6 p.m., Savina Hartwell Memorial Concert Series, free, Tilton Island Park, Route 3-11, Tilton. Call 603-286-3000. July 7, Rock, Roll & Remember Dinner Dance Cruise aboard MS Mount Washington, 6 - 9 p.m. . July 7, High Range Band, 6:30 p.m., Veterans’ Memorial Park, front lawn of Ossipee Town Hall, Main Street, Ossipee. Info: 603-539-1307, , www. . July 10, Family Party Night Dinner Dance Cruise aboard MS Mount Washington, 6 - 8 p.m. . July 10, Bow Junction (bluegrass), 6:30 p.m., Belknap Mill Summer Outdoor Concert Series, Rotary Park, Laconia. . July 10, Justin Townes Earle, 8 p.m., Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth. http:// . July 12, Dinner Dance Cruise aboard MS Mount Washington, leaving Weirs Beach at 7 p.m., Meredith at 7:30 p.m. . July 12, A Broadway Spectacular, 8 p.m., Kingswood Arts Center, McManus Road, Wolfeboro, part of Great Waters Music Festival. .

ONGOING Acoustic Mondays at Castle in the Clouds Lucknow Estate, 455 Old Mountain Road, Moultonborough, July 1 – Sept. 2, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. www. . Jazz at Sunset at Castle in the Clouds Lucknow Estate, 455 Old Mountain Road, Moultonborough, Thursdays, July 4 – Sept. 5, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. www. .

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June 24, 2013 Bringing you the Best of the Best in Lakes Region Property with over $114,500,000 in Listings This Week!


his is a spectacular property in Sandwich on Squam Lake and includes two lots of record. One lot has a lovely point of land with a mature stand of pines and the other lot includes a very rustic summer cottage. The lots will only be sold together and are ideally suited for one new house lot. There is an existing dock with plenty of shoreline for another on the leeward side of the point. Very private and very special parcel, with views to the Squam Range and Eagle Cliff. The potential driveway to the property has been staked out. Sandwich - $3,200,000 Listing Agent Lisa Wardlaw


orgeous waterfront property on Squaw Cove on Squam Lake! Delightful farmhouse built in 2002 in excellent condition with a screen porch where you will enjoy every meal. Offering 373 feet of waterfront, 2 docks, and a separate large barn for storing your kayaks and motorboat. A wonderful rustic guest cottage with bath is nestled in the trees just steps away from the main house. A special added feature is the sauna in a separate building at water’s edge. Sandwich - $2,250,000 Listing Agent Lisa Wardlaw

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CAMELOT OF LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE This exemplary Winnipesaukee estate on prestigious Governor’s Island has 360’ of crystal clear waterfront with breathtaking sunsets, covered docking and a large sand beach. Custom built in 2003 and designed by Anne Folsom Smith, the home has unrivaled quality and detail throughout every facet of its 22,000 sq. ft. of living space. Ashley Davis - 603.455.7110 MLS #4242928 GILFORD, NH - $10,000,000

WINNIPESAUKEE WATERFRONT Amazing 6 BR home with spectacular open water views. Circular drive in front. 1 acre of manicured yard. Carl Sack - 603.566.2386 MLS #4245863 LACONIA, NH - $2,900,000

EXCEPTIONALLY PRIVATE Beautifully landscaped 5BR home. Elegant 1st floor master suite. Private sandy beach on Winnipesaukee, tennis, dock. Roy Sanborn - 603.455.0335 MLS #4242455 LACONIA, NH - $449,000

Meredith 3 Main Street 603.677.7012

MAGNIFICENT HOME Private home for large family/corporate retreat/horse property. On 53 acres, bounded by brook. Stunning kitchen. Ruth/Brian Neidhardt - 603.455.0176 MLS #4239175

PEMIGEWASSET LAKE Open-concept 2500 sq. ft. 3BR/3BA home on 25 acres. Complete privacy. Hardwood floors throughout. Brian Neidhardt - 603.738.3798 MLS #4244808

WOLFEBORO, NH - $2,000,000

MEREDITH, NH - $1,100,000

HISTORIC ROBIE HOMESTEAD Circa 1810 home on 41+ acres in private setting. Lovingly restored while maintaining character. 15 mins from I-93.

EXPERIENCE THE VIEWS Wonderful old-time island cottage with 3 porches and fabulous views to Moultonborough and White mtns. Ruth Neidhardt - 603.455.0176 MLS #4187460

Becky Whitcher - 603.393.7072 MLS #4241213 NEW HAMPTON, NH - $369,000

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This renovated custom lake home is ready and waiting for you to come and sit on one of the many outdoor areas by the waterfront. This home toke a total transformation in 2012, it is complete with everything you would expect from your lake home. Rare 2 Story 33x25 +/-Boat house, 2 Car 30x30 attached Garage with radiant heat, open concept for entertaining, bar area, granite counters, hickory floors, oversized custom Anderson windows, generator backup, central air, no stone unturned when it comes to this home. Low Maintenance was the goal when building this home, come to the lake and enjoy not work. Lots of room for the whole family. Agent has interest Meredith - $1,645,000 Cynthia Melo – 603-393-9060

Comfortable elegance best describes this first rate designed Adirondack style home located in a private location on Moultonboro Neck. Upon entering the house you immediately notice the beautiful vaulted wood ceiling, the natural field stone fireplace in the great room and the meticulous detail of the handcrafted woodwork throughout. The open concept of the exquisite kitchen and dining room is perfect for large gatherings or small get-togethers at the lake. The first floor master suite with a second fieldstone fireplace takes full advantage of the wonderful lake & mountain views. This property offers lake views from every bedroom, a large game room, a lakeside screened in porch and a 3 car garage. Steps away from the stone patio complete with a fire pit there is an exceptional u-shaped large dock, 200ft of waterfront, and a sandy perched beach all surrounded by natural landscaping. This offering is a true elegant lakeside home on Lake Winnipesaukee. Moultonboro - $1,995,000 Marilyn Ambrose – 603-455-9988

Historic 1817 Meredith Neck restored antique cape on over five acres of beautifully landscaped pastures, original stonewalls, formal perennial gardens and a country patio looking out over stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountain range. On the lake and mountain view side of the house there are two newly built decks and a lovely screened porch. The restoration of the home was guided by an experienced interior designer incorporating all the wonderful historical architectural features including the post and beam construction, leaded glass windows, Old Dutch door, down to the 1890’s door knocker and fireplace of previous owners. The spacious master bedroom has cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace and lovely French doors to enjoy the view. New kitchen with Crown Point custom cabinets, double farmer sink, granite countertops, and state of the art stainless steel appliances. Property has deeded water access to quiet Kelly Cove on Lake Winnipesaukee for swimming and picnics. Meredith - $924,000 Listing Agent Marilyn Ambrose - 603-455-9988

Offering over 250 feet of Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront on one private acre, this property comes with a vintage cottage and your own small island, perfect for a midafternoon picnic or fun adventure. Selected clearing has opened up views to the Ossipee Mountain Range, Passaconaway, Chocorua, and Whiteface mountains while preserving the stately pine trees that are located on the homesite. The land has a gentle sloping terrain and level lot increasing its potential. The cottage has a covered wrap-around porch right at the water’s edge making this site ideal for a remodel or a truly outstanding lakefront home. Consultation about future building possibilities available upon request. A permit for a 40 ft. W-Shaped dock and perched beach provided by the seller. Agent has interest. Moultonboro – $925,000 Marilyn Ambrose – 603-455-9988

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Absolutely Stunning Waterfront Home on Lake Winnipesaukee. This completely renovated lake front home has been redone inside and out. Includes over 3,000 sqft. of living space on 3 levels. Open concept living room with vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, 1st floor master suite, gorgeous French door cabinetry in the kitchen with granite counters and top-of-the-line stainless appliances, Marvin® windows, low-maintenance vinyl-clad shakes, and a custom metal standing seam roof. Outstanding landscaping with granite accents, a 60 ft. mahogany deep water dock with large sitting area, landscape lighting, a detached garage, and lovely views. $975,000 MLS# 4240202


The Perfect Meredith “Lake House” on Winnipesaukee. This home has been completely renovated inside and out. Includes a cozy brick fireplace in living room, spacious kitchen with lots of storage, and expansive screened porch overlooking the lake. Master BR suite features vaulted wood ceilings and private deck overlooking the lake. Hardwood flooring, newer windows, oversized detached garage with huge unfinished room above. $649,000 MLS# 4149731


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185’ of Shorefront on Lockes Island. This is one of the great, old island cottages available on the “Big Lake”! The views of the lake, Timber Island, and Mt. Washington beyond are truly exceptional. Located not too far from the town docks in Gilford. This vintage cottage includes 1,340 sqft. of living space with 5 bedrooms, a nice fireplace, and a large wrap-around porch. $449,900 MLS# 4244957

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Pristine Lake Kanasatka Lake House. A stunning natural lake setting in the desirable town of Moultonborough with 100 ft. of shorefront with .84 acres. Owned by the same family for 40 years. Westerly exposure, sandy beach, dock, and mooring. Approx. 2,530 sqft. of living space with an attached 2-car garage. Major improvements invested over the years include a large owner’s suite addition over the family room, furnace, septic, roof, outside irrigation, etc. A wonderful home with very reasonable taxes and a truly fine natural lakeside setting. $449,000 MLS# 4241088

Imagine sitting on your own U-shaped docks taking in the beautiful views and watching the M/S Mt. Washington cruise by on its daily routes. Then stroll up the granite steps to your spectacular craftsman-styled home. The entrance has a bridal staircase to a second floor catwalk which overlooks the Great Room. Four bedrooms, Two Master bedrooms en suite, first and second floors, Three full baths and one-half. Two laundry rooms, first and second floors. Cathedal Great Room with decorative beams and stone fireplace. Gourmet kitchen with abundant cabinets, granite countertops and breakfast island. Huge dining room. Bedrooms, Kitchen, Great Room, and Dining Room have lake views. Separate entrance through Mudroom to spacious room above garage, which could be bedroom and/ or game room. A must see!!! $1,748,000

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TUFTONBORO EXTRAORDINARY! 98+ acres, 822’ shoreline, crib dock, boat house and 2 incredible lodges. Create lifelong memories! $4,500,000 (4235252)

WOLFEBORO Gorgeous lake home, 162’ shoreline, sandy beach, crib dock, outstanding views. Luxurious 5,500 sq. ft. guest quarters. $2,395,000 (4208649)

WOLFEBORO Restored Lake Winnipesaukee home is beautiful both in and out! Magnificent outdoor setting and European-style interior. $1,195,000 (4060275)

OSSIPEE Professional office and residential building has unlimited potential! Paved parking, located just off Route 16. $765,746 (4153178)





WOLFEBORO Beautiful in-town home TUFTONBORO Terrific farmhouse on offers many extensive upgrades, in- 25 acres with many original features, credible kitchen, great outdoor patio. spectacular mountain views, plus Crescent Lake access! 2-bedroom guest house. $629,000 (4235186) $499,000 (4010740)

WOLFEBORO Winnipesaukee access condo, 3 floors, great views, deck, 703’ shoreline, beach, assigned dock or mooring. $429,000 (4182208)

WOLFEBORO Striking Colonial, excellent condition, great front porch, master suite with vaulted ceilings and private loft. $299,000 (4175337)

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Contemporary-style home with 2 separate Main and guest house on 11 acres and just Two year-round houses with 300’ on Little waterfront lots. Southwestern exposure short of 600’ of shorefront. Very private Squam. Docking for 5 boats and a mooring

Wolfeboro 15 North Main Street • 603-569-2533 (NH) 1-800-621-2533


Highly desirable location with 300’ of waterfront on Lake Waukewan. Two parcels of record

$749,000 #4245030


Vintage 1910 home on Great East Lake. Boathouse, 4 bedrooms, sandy beach, sunroom, “all house” generator.

$599,000 #4242689


Open-concept lakefront home has pine walls and ceiling, 2 bedrooms, deck and dock. Year-round charm!


$6,995,000 #4219815

...DREAM OF OWNING A WATERFRONT HOME?..but just don’t want to pay those taxes..Here’s the best of both worlds!! This Pristine home sits 30’ away from your deeded neighborhood beach on beautiful Lake Opechee!! This picture was taken from the corner of the deck...the home is beautiful and offers 3,200 sq. ft. of living space on 2 levels...enclosed porch, deck, fireplace...Bring your swimsuits, towels and sunscreen!! $329,000

...DO THE NUMBERS! Separate year-round rental cottage to offset your payment...PLUS this updated , energy efficient Classic Cape with attached 2-car garage. 2,800 sq. ft. of living space!! 3 bedrooms up and 2 bedrooms on the first floor, 2 full baths, hardwood floors throughout, spacious formal dining to multilevel deck. The living room has a fireplace and built-ins. Best of all... updated furnace, windows, roof, and hot water!! NOW $254,000

...NEWLY PRICED!! $349,000... Equestrian horse property in Gilford close to the “Village” or...Gentlepersons Farm...5+ ACRES!! 20x60 meter Stonedust “Dressage” Ring, 3 winter paddocks, 2+/- acre grazing pasture, 3-stall barn, 2 additional small barns, fenced area for furry friends, deck with hot tub overlooking fields and this BIG 4-bedroom+, 4-bath home. Hardood floors, pine paneled porch, office, and fireplace.

...THIS GRAND HOME...offers the original charm of yesteryear but has been updated for today’s living. Updated vinyl windows (and there are a lot of them) and heating system. Beautifully remodeled kitchen with fireplaced sit down dining room. There is 4,500sq. ft. of living space, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces and an in-law apt. You’ll love the tin ceilings and architectural detail. 3-car garage in 2009, circular drive and big 1.2 acre lawn!! $339,000


Lakefront on Winnisquam with 3 lots, update or build new.

348 Court Street • 603-524-2255 (NH) 1-800-639-5077

Winnipesaukee estate home with tons of privacy on 13 acres!

...WINNISQUAM BEACH RIGHTS...Beautiful Lakewood Beach is directly across from your front door!! Canoe/Kayak racks... There is a permitted in-law apartment or open is up and you’ll have a sprawling 4-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch. BIG living room with a brick fireplace, screen porch, deck, wood floors and 1-car garage. LOTS OF UPDATES!! GREAT LOCATION! $199,900

$260,000 #4245834

We Move More of The Lakes Region! Laconia

...NEWLY LISTED...NEWLY UPDATED!! Ready for a new family!! Spacious Gilford Contemporary Cape at the end of a cul-de-sac!! Newly landscaped and the hardwood floors are refinished and shine. 3,100 sq. ft. of living space designed for todays living. Beautiful kitchen/family room with doublesided fireplace. Sunroom, formal dining , 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, gameroom and 3-car garage. Private deck...REALLY NICE!! $389,000

$229,000 #4245253



Well-designed home shows like-new on a sun-filled lot.

Fabulous Lake and mountain views from this waterfront home.

$1,395,000 #4089740

$650,000 #4246190

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WOLFEBORO- Elegant Winnipesaukee Lake house on Jockey Cove has all the features of a quality custom-built home and is set on 2+ acres of lush landscaping with a beautiful sugar sand beach. $2,500,000 (4169901) Call 569-3128

MOULTONBOROUGH- Exquisite Lake Winnipesaukee home surrounded by gorgeous perennial gardens, incredible 300’ shoreline, U-shaped dock with deck, and 3 separate living areas to make a comfortable compound. $2,395,000 (4217932) Call 569-3128

EAST ALTON- Terrific post and beam Gambrel in desirable “Lakeside at Winnipesaukee” neighborhood, privately sited with 190’ of level shore frontage, lovely views and fabulous vintage boathouse.

MERRYMEETING LAKE- Looking for a lake house with room for the extended family? You just found it. 2 separate living quarters. Sandy waterfront with breathtaking views. $499,000 (4241357) Call 875-3128

MOULTONBOROUGH- Salmon Meadow Cove residence in quiet, private, low-tax Krainewood Shores. Winni’s main waters are easily reached from this 3-bedroom, 3-bath cape; a boater’s joy. Convenient to everything. $458,900 (4233669) Call 253-9360

TUFTONBORO- A lovely lake house Cape on pristine Lower Beech Pond with great western exposure. New home with top quality construction. Peace and serenity yet minutes to Route 16. Call 569-3128 $429,000 (2817311)

WOLFEBORO- Attractive log-sided lake access refurbished home with deeded boat dock and private beach on Lake Winnipesaukee. Screened porch and new deck. Move-in condition. $389,000 (4230861) Call 569-3128

WOLFEBORO- Attractive Lake Wentworth condominium at Point Breeze with filtered lake views and just steps from the beach, newly renovated kitchen, comes with a dock and garage. $379,000 (4222202) Call 569-3128

HOLDERNESS- Squam Lake access with this 3-bedroom home. Short walk to your deeded beach, mooring field and boat launch. Screened porch and wrap-around deck. Very private. $299,900 (4150175) Call 253-9360

HOLDERNESS- Little Squam waterfront, 265’ shared frontage with nice beach area, water views and dock slip. Cozy cottage with patio area, fireplace and minutes to I-93. Co-op ownership. $289,000 (4237407) Call 253-9360

WOLFEBORO- Pristine home located in Hidden Valley; a short walk to beach access on Lower Beech Pond; House is in immaculate condition. Great family neighborhood. Deeded water access. $264,900 (4238273) Call 569-3128

$1,395,000 (4225405) Call 569-3128

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TUFTONBORO- Waterfront cottage on Mirror Lake, 195’ shoreline, sandy beach and dock, featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, stone fireplace, pine woodwork, porch deck, plus great views and landscaping. $525,000 (4193481) Call 569-3128 is the go-to site for buyers and sellers, with a wealth of information and resources to meet all your needs. Just one more reason why Maxfield is simply the best.

Land and Acreage NEW DURHAM- Sandy beach frontage on Merrymeeting Lake with southeast lake and mountain views. Sloping .3-acre lot ideal for walkout. $195,000 (4234762) Call 875-3128 WOLFEBORO- Beautiful 5+ acre building lot with spectacular mountain views. Private, tranquil, water access to pristine Lower Beech Pond. 4-bedroom State approved septic design. $190,000 (4047661) Call 569-3128

ASHLAND-100’ shorefront on Squam River. Quiet area with nice views. Land is cleared and permits in place. Town water and sewer available. Boating access to Squam Lakes. $124,900 (4236857) Call 253-9360 MIDDLETON- Sunrise Lake Hampshire Shores: Ready to Build with drilled well on site and State approved 3-bedroom septic design. Level 2 acre parcel offers beach and boat launch nearby. Easy commuter location to Rochester/Portsmouth. $40,000 (2718507) Call 569-3128

15 Railroad Ave., Wolfeboro 569-3128 / Junction Routes 25 & 25B, Center Harbor 253-9360 108 Main St., Alton 875-3128

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From a by gone era of grace 603.707.7575

This estate property has 266 ft of Winnipesaukee waterfront, 2.33 acres, classic cottage with curved walls designed by a European architect, year round home, and a magnificent boathouse built over the water. New Listing.

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Nicole Watkins 603.707.7575 Lakes Region Realty Group • 603-253-7766 60 Whittier Highway • Harbor Square Unit # 3 Moultonborough, NH 03254 603-968-7227

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Gilmanton - $574,900 History surrounds this magnificent home at Gilmanton Four Corners. Known as Temperance Tavern, this restored property was originally a “public house”, town’s courthouse, a tavern, a bed and breakfast and even the governor’s mansion during the early 1900s. Zoning and central location make this property perfect for an in-home business, professional offices, weddings, retail business or a small B&B.

Gilford - $2,795,000 This wonderful Skiffington Home is warm and inviting. It is sun-filled with picturesque views of Belknap Mountains and a desirable south-west exposure. Casually elegant and designed with flair and style this fabulous home has outstanding finish. There’s 7,000 sq. ft. of casual luxury, stone patios, fire pit, U-shaped dock and Governor’s Island Club amenities. It is a FABULOUS home!

Wolfeboro – $1,895,000 A gracious and beautifully appointed, fully furnished Wolfeboro waterfront home with picturesque views and a beautifully landscaped lot. Surrounded by perennial gardens and complemented with a natural sand beach and spacious dock this home is striking and welcoming at the same time. Decks, patios, 2-car garage and an easy walk to Wolfeboro’s shops and restaurants.

Gilford - $10,500,000 With sensational lot and stunning views this estate home was designed and constructed with remarkable quality and flair. Six bedroom suites include a fabulous children’s wing. The Library is impressive. Four fireplaces, a heated driveway, conservatory, hobby room, spa, home theater and a computerized golf room are amenities that complete a luxurious life style. Additional 1.66 acre lot for privacy is included.

Meredith - $2,395,000 In a park-like setting this Shingle-style home with Craftsman details is spacious and sun-filled. The Great Room is surrounded by windows and leads to a picturesque veranda which overlooks the lot that is filled with perennial gardens, walkways to the water and a lovely expanse of lawn. Location is prime. Views are dramatic. This home is special and beautiful.

Moultonborough - $1,245,000 Fabulous and desirable Kona Location!!! On a beautifully landscaped lot with sandy beach, patio, expansive lawn and fantastic views, this tasteful home has been beautifully maintained. Cathedral ceilings, two fireplaces, threeseason porch, hardwood floors and well-designed bonus room. The spacious deck overlooks glorious lake and mountain views. It’s a great home! 2-bedroom septic.

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PRIVACY AND VIEWS. Beautifully planned and constructed 3-bedroom home on 4+ acres in an outstanding location with mountain views and a central location near the lakes and I-93. Fantastic landscaping, central air, gas fireplace, air circulation system, water purification system, master suite and a bonus room over the garage. Abutting 13.43 acres also available. $334,900 Jim O’Leary 455-8195

DEEDED WINNIPESAUKEE ACCESS to a beautiful sandy beach, boat launch, tennis courts and Club House. Affordable year-round home is completely updated. New wiring, plumbing, sheet rock, kitchen and efficient monitor heaters. Large lower level has plenty of room for guests. $169,500 Debbie Tarlentino 491-5404

AMAZING WATER VIEWS and Winnipesaukee access from this fabulous South Down Shores lake home. Top of the line and solid with an open concept floor plan, finished walkout lower level, views from almost every room and outstanding natural finishes. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a master suite with a private deck looking out over the lake! $664,900 Jane Angliss 630-5472

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July 13 Nickfest On Wolfeboro’s Monument Field The seventh annual Nickfest, a fundraising event for the Wolfeboro Area Recreation Association, will take place Saturday, July 13, on Monument Field in downtown Wolfeboro. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a change of location from the Nick Recreation Park to Main Street. The exciting and fun event will include games such as a climbing wall,

four-way bungee trampolines, vertical rush, wrecking ball, moebius combo, and castle bounce house. Come and laugh at those brave enough to sit at the dunk tank; let your youngsters pet animals at the traveling barnyard; or get your picture taken in the photo booth. There will food booths where such items as hamburgers, hot dogs, water, soft drinks, and chips will be offered

for sale. The Crunchy Western Boys, a New Hampshire folk and bluegrass band, will perform, featuring mandolin, bass fiddle, guitar, banjo, and vocals throughout the day.

Children two and under get in for free. Parking will be at Brewster Academy. Rain date for the event is Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.




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A Life Well Lived: Bob Montana Book To Be Published By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper Bob Montana, creator of the Archie comic strip — one of the most popular comics ever to run in newspapers far and wide — was a fascinating person. He gave back to the community in which he lived (Meredith) and he was far ahead of his time in progressive projects such as organic gardening. “I never knew he lived here!” is the comment Carol Anderson heard often as she interviewed people and gathered material on her soon-to-be-published book about Bob Montana. She said everyone has seen the Archie comics but many do not realize the creator and artist who drew the comic strip lived for years in Meredith. Anderson, the author of The History of Gunstock, is putting the finishing touches on her book about Bob Montana. Thus, she has lived and breathed the life

of Montana for many months and, when she speaks of him, she lights up. “He contributed a lot to the world,” she says. “I wanted the book to celebrate Montana the man, not just his work as an artist. He volunteered his time and talents to many causes, both local and national.” Anderson became aware of Bob Montana while researching the Gunstock book. Like many people, she knew he was a Lakes Region resident but she did not know a lot else about him. When she found a comic he did on Gunstock, she realized the talent, the humor, and the way Montana could seamlessly work local scenes and people into the Archie comic strip. “That is how a book usually starts,” she says. “I see something and it sparks an idea. I might see an article or a

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June 24, 2013 • Bob Montana Continued from page 30 photograph on something I didn’t know about before. Then, as is always the way, I see it everywhere! It just grows from there.” She began to dream about doing a book on Montana and her publishers at the History Press liked the idea. But first, she approached Montana’s daughter, Lynn, who still lives in the area.

Page 31 “Lynn loved the idea of a book on her father and so did her siblings [Bob and Peg Montana had four children]. They were thrilled that someone wanted to write about their Dad’s life,” Anderson recalls. In researching the artist, Anderson soon realized there is not much out there on Montana. The basic facts she found were that he was born in 1920 and his father was, at the time, known as the world’s greatest banjo player. Montana’s

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Bob was only a teenager and it was difficult. But Bob was talented and he went on to attend art school and then went to New York City to work for a comic strip company.” Because the details of how the comic strip came about are in the book, Anderson says that she would rather hold off on that pertinent information.

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“You can read about it in the book, which is titled The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana: Beyond the Archie Comic Strip. (She did share that most people have no idea that Montana first drew the Archie comic strip when he was at Lake Waukewan.) Clearly, Montana always loved Meredith and the Lakes Region and had fond memories of his youthful years spent in the area. When he married (his wife, Peg, according to Anderson, was a model-beautiful woman), the artist purchased a farm in Meredith where he began married life. “He was very active locally and most people around Meredith knew Bob,” Anderson goes on to say. “He was approachable, just one of the locals, but people still speak of how talented he was and how much he gave back to the area.” Anderson says that what she learned of Montana’s energy amazed her. “He was almost superhuman. He was always busy and was a very highly respected member of the Meredith community. He worked to do what was right and to contribute and he never refused, as far as I can see, to help a good cause. For example, he invited the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to visit his studio. He did USO appearances often. He entertained the troops and he was constantly in motion. “I saw that the humor in his comic strips was brilliant. Bob did both the drawings and the writing for the Archie comics. Today, cartoonists have teams to

produce the strips. He had an assistant for inking, but he drew the comics and did the writing himself. He was a genius but a very down-to-earth person. The people that knew him said Bob was untouched and not affected by fame.” One person Anderson interviewed for her book is now grown, but recalls being a youth in Meredith in the 1960s. He speaks glowingly of growing up in the town where Bob Montana lived. The artist encouraged youths and he was known to support causes that benefited young people. “Bob was very likeable, but he wouldn’t have liked to be treated like a celebrity. He was just ‘Bob’ around town. On the other hand, he realized he had a status and his endorsement meant a lot. He would do drawings for nothing if it helped someone or something he believed in,” Anderson added. Perhaps because he grew up traveling the vaudeville circuit with his performing father, Bob loved theatre and film. He acted in local plays and made some films that were shot in the Meredith area. By the 1970s, Bob was semi-retired and was always ready to try new things. That was when he got interested in organic gardening, putting him ahead of his time. Bob and Peg were living and enjoying life in Meredith on their farm and, as an artist, Montana was always creating something. Sadly, he did not enjoy a long retirement and died in January 1975. Anderson’s fondness for Montana

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• Bob Montana Continued from page 32 shows when she speaks with emotion about the day the artist was out crosscountry skiing on his property with his family and died of a heart attack. He was just 54-years-old and the community and the world were stunned at the news of his passing. “He packed so much into those 54 years,” Anderson asserts. “And he was a pleasant person, always with a joke for others and so happy to be helping out however he could.” Meeting and getting to know Lynn Montana gave Anderson a lot of helpful background on the artist. It also changed the slant of her book over time. No longer a “history of Bob Montana’s work” it became a deeply felt story about

a human being, a wonderful person Anderson is sad she never got to meet. “I leaned on Lynn Montana a lot when I was researching and then writing the book on her father. She was so helpful with correct dates and insight on what Bob was thinking and how they lived. She has been incredibly helpful and I can’t thank her enough. She helped it come together; she recently looked over all the images I am using and tweaked things as needed,” Anderson explained. “In truth, the history of Bob Montana, like any historical story, has already been written by the life he led. I let the information lead me. It was my job to uncover the story. You have to report the facts as they are when you are writing historically. But, beyond the facts, what I found out about Bob was so positive that I knew my book had to be about his life

and his contributions because what he did and what he was matters so much.” If the popularity of Anderson’s Gunstock book is anything to go by, the Montana book will be a hit as well. She says the Gunstock book’s popularity has “far exceeded what I ever thought. I still get invited to speak to local groups about the book and people all across the country still email me about enjoying the book. I had no idea Gunstock was so beloved all across the United States!” The Montana book will be out in the fall (distribution date will most likely be in September or October). Anderson can surely expect to have speaking invitations come fast and furious once the book hits newsstands. People will find the book on a local celebrity and artist a fascinating look at the life of a very real person.

“Bruce Heald, a writer, teacher, and historian, did the forward for the book. He was a good friend of Bob’s and he even appeared in one of the comic strips. He said it was difficult to put into words all that his friend, Bob, meant to him but his forward is a great introduction to the book.” If Anderson has any regrets about the Montana book and all she learned about the artist, it is that she never got to meet him. “I am heartbroken I never got to meet Bob. I would give anything to have lived in Meredith as a kid, and to have met Bob. I know he would have influenced me. It must have been magical to grow up in the 1940s to 1960s with Bob in town.” More than Bob’s fame and successes, that endorsement is a fitting tribute to a life well lived.

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June 24, 2013 • Great Wall Continued from page 36 one end by a 10-foot-high pedestal holding a beautiful, seven-foot-high statue of a female figure that appears to be trying to protectively hold a child. The statue looks like it is made out of white marble, and it also looks like something you might typically find in a museum in a wing featuring classical Greek mythology, not standing on a wall in Sandwich! The expanse of the wall and the grandeur of the statue had me halfexpecting to see a huge mansion on the property, but the building that is actually on the site, at 24 Little Pond Road, looks more like a modest-sized private residence with no-trespassing signs to reinforce the fact that it is not property that is freely open to the public. Thinking that there must be an interesting story behind the wall and statue, I stopped to take some pictures and resolved to find out more — after I located the geocache down at the pond, of course (which I managed to do)! I have learned that if you want to find out anything of a historical nature in Sandwich, the best place to start is the Sandwich Historical Society. If the people working there don’t have the answers to your questions, they are happy to direct you to people who do. In this case, I found out that there is a great deal of fascinating information about the wall, the statue, and the man responsible for both. The wall, interestingly enough, is known locally as “The Great Wall of Sandwich.” The Great Wall of Sandwich? I think it’s a safe assumption that most people have heard of the Great Wall of China — but how many know about the Great Wall of Sandwich? According to the Sandwich Historical Society, the wall was built by a 19th century industrialist and Sandwich native named Isaac Adams in the late 1800s. On the Historical Society’s website, a description of the wall states, “The Great Wall is a massive structure, that is generally shoulder high and 10 feet wide. Isaac Adams had it constructed between 1874-1875 by approximately eighty men working under the supervision of two master masons: Jacob Roberts of East Sandwich, who was the chief, and Curt Prime of Moultonborough, his assistant. The Great Wall has several disconnected branches, and in the aggregate, extends over a mile. Its core structure is trapezoid shaped and encloses almost twenty acres. During the period 2004-2009, dense vegetation was cleared away and the

Page 37 Great Wall was repaired. Visitors now can easily walk around the Great Wall at their leisure.” The story of Isaac Adams seems to be a typical tale of “local boy leaves town and makes good, returning to home town a rich man” — but with a slight twist. Isaac Adams was apparently not well-liked by his neighbors, both when he left town and after his triumphant return. According to the Historical Society’s website, “When he was nineteen, Adams decided to leave Sandwich and resettle in Boston, where there were greater economic opportunities. Adams asked his neighbors to lend him the coach fare, which he would repay once he got a job in Boston. His neighbors refused this request, telling him that he was of “no account” and they would never see him or their money again.   “Bristling at this rebuke, Adams swore that he would work his way to Boston, become successful, and return to Sandwich rich enough to buy any land he wanted. Adams kept his vow. After inventing the steampowered press that revolutionized printing, he returned to Sandwich a multimillionaire. He bought up many farms in the Sandwich Lower Corner neighborhood and proceeded to knock down all their buildings. Some of the feathered split granite that made up those buildings’ foundations found their way into the Great Wall Adams constructed in 1874-1875.” Adams didn’t stop there. On pedestals in various locations in his estate, Adams placed three large statues that he apparently had picked up in his travels in Italy. The statues were made of zinc that had been painted white to resemble marble. The three statues represented characters from Greek and Roman mythology, including the twin deities Apollo (god of the sun) and Artemis (goddess of the hunt), and a lesser known queen of ancient Thebes named Niobe. The statue on the wall at 24 Little Pond Road that I saw is that of Niobe. In Greek mythology, Niobe was the queen of ancient Thebes who had 14 children: seven daughters and seven sons. She was so excessively proud of her children that she offended the goddess Leto, who only had two children, the twins Apollo and Artemis (known as Diana in the Roman version). Leto sent Apollo and Artemis/Diana to Thebes to kill all of Niobe’s children, and some versions of the myth say Niobe’s husband then committed suicide when he heard the news. The gods subsequently turned Niobe into a stone pillar, and she is shown weeping for eternity for her lost family. The statue

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relocated it to 24 Little Pond Road. The building, known as Adams Hall, was built in 1848 and once housed a dance hall on the second floor, with artisan shops on the first floor. Many years later, that building, along with the 20 acres enclosed by the Great Wall, were subdivided from the rest of the property. Boone and Margaret Porter (who interestingly enough, live in a home close by, once known as the Weed Estate in Adams’ time and, in later years, was once owned by actor Claude Rains) purchased that part of Adams’ estate in 2004. The wall and the statue of Niobe apparently were big tourist attractions until 1941 when a storm toppled the statue from its pedestal, leaving it shattered into almost 200 pieces. The pieces, some very large and others very small, were picked up and stored, and the whereabouts of the pieces was subsequently forgotten for more than 60 years. One of the other two statues, Diana, was sold at an estate auction at some point, and the fate of the statue of Apollo is unknown. When Boone and Margaret Porter purchased the property at 24 Little Pond Road in 2004, they did so with a provision that they would own the rights to the statue of Niobe if it could be found. “We were aware that the statue existed, due to photos dating from the 1880s or 1890s that we have in our home that show two little girls standing in front of the statue,” explained Boone. “Just nine months

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• Great Wall Continued from page 37 after we closed on the property at 24 Little Pond Road, a tenant at Chestnut Manor (formerly the Adams Estate) discovered the pieces of the statue in a barn on the property, buried under a pile of manure. This might have actually saved the statue, by at least keeping all of the pieces together.” Boone spent the next few years trying to have the statue repaired. “We consulted with experts in Rhode Island and New York, but the experts in New York said that the damage was so great that it would not be cost-effective to restore it and they suggested that we sell the pieces for scrap, while our expert in Rhode Island quoted a price of a quarter of a million dollars to do

the work.” But the Porters then lucked out because, in 2011, one of their neighbors who happens to be a metal artisan came up with a plan to restore the statue at a price that was agreeable to both parties. The neighbor, Adam Nudd-Homeyer, spent close to a year working to restore the statue. “It took about 400 hours to reassemble all the pieces,” said Nudd-Homeyer. “There were between 150 and 200 pieces when it was all said and done, and a small portion had to be made from scratch. The pieces ranged in size from that of a quarter up to about the size of a small child. Most were either broken/cracked, severely distorted from impact, or both. I repaired all the major cracks, and used pressure and/or temperature to reshape the distortions

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— on the sections most important for him to “claim” upon his grand return to Sandwich. That is, the sections facing the Weed Estate (Niobe faces directly at their main house, now owned by the Porters), as well as along the grand promenade up the hill into Lower Corner. This was at one point the main route into town from Moultonborough, and would have presented an imposing sight. “It is open to conjecture just whom he meant specifically to target, but a local group of people refused to help Adams out of Sandwich to Boston when he was an enterprising young man, and he vowed to return a wealthy man and buy

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Page 39 • Great Wall Continued from page 38 up all their land — or if he couldn’t, buy up all the land around them. I personally feel that the Weed family may have been the major, or at least one, target of his “revenge”. The bullet marks in Niobe’s upper arm, which we left in place, attest that someone from the direction of the Weed place may have taken the gesture personally, as well.” The statue of Niobe is easily viewed from the road but, since the property

North Shore Acappella To Perform July 5 North Shore Acappella will bring its blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to the Inn on Main, 200 North Main Street, Wolfeboro, on Friday, July 5. Covering songs from the 1940s through today, the group has been performing throughout New England for more than 30 years. Its performance at 7:30 p.m. on the fifth will be presented by the Great Waters Music Festival as part of its Second Stage Series. Every performance by North Shore Acappella is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role, a trait that very few a cappella groups in the country can claim. The group — Tommy Duarte, Paul Lopes, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia, and Guy Chiapponi —came together in 1979 when Straccia, Chiapponi, and Bob Crowley ended several years

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handle minor injuries. Convenience Care at LRGH opened last year, offering yet another option to those who require medical care. It is fully staffed and visitors can enter through the main hospital entrance in the redesigned and enlarged hospital. Those who

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• Vacation Continued from page 41 minor accidents. Other new areas at Huggins offer medical imaging and a surgical suite. Call Huggins Hospital for information at 569-7500. Many visitors to the Lakes Region

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From College to Shopping Center By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper Center Harbor in the early 1960s was a different place from the charming and specialty shop village of today. The 1960s was a time of free-spirited young people, rock music, and a backto-nature lifestyle. With that in mind, the close-knit Belknap College that encompassed a great deal of downtown Center Harbor fit right into the 1960s youth culture. Many young people were looking for a college community that allowed them to express their thoughts and to live and study peacefully in a quiet setting. The college became all that and more to the students who attended the institution. Some of the buildings that housed the college are still in use today, no longer as dorms and classrooms but now as various shops and businesses. (The college closed in the early 1970s.) Dr. Royal M. Frye and Dr. Virginia Brigham founded Belknap College in 1963. They searched for an ideal location for the college and found it in lovely Center Harbor, on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Today the idea of starting a college might seem daunting but, at the time, there was a booming population of young people headed off to gain a higher education. The Baby Boom meant more students were entering college and, with this in mind, Frye and Brigham thought their new college would succeed, although they had no alumni base from which to

fund the institution. Belknap College opened in 1963 with a good faculty and a campus on the former Tufts estate and in Center Harbor village. Dedicated and financially generous trustees funded the college’s opening. The first year, the enrollment was less than 200 students but it soon swelled to about 600 young people. Whether the formerly sleepy village was ready for the influx of students is uncertain, but it seemed Center Harbor was changing. Needing housing for the large number of students, the college trustees found a lot of old buildings of large size in Center Harbor that would suffice. The former four-story Garnet Inn became a men’s dormitory (the building was later demolished) and the Coe House (today Lavinia’s, a fine dining establishment) became a women’s residence. Other downtown buildings were converted into dormitories, and some were named for trustees, such as the Rains House, named for actor Claude Rains whose daughter was on the Belknap College faculty, and local notable Edward Dane of Center Harbor. Today’s EM Heath’s property (grocery store) was once the site of dorms. A college cafeteria also was located in downtown Center Harbor. Classrooms and offices were located in a large brick house known as Founder’s Hall, on Route 25B at the former Tufts estate. (Later the property was the location at various times for an

inn, a restaurant, and a music festival office.) The remote and wooded setting of Founder’s Hall probably appealed to the students and teachers. Everything they needed for classes and recreation was located on the former country estate and the students were bused between

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their downtown Center Harbor dorms and the Route 25B classrooms. There was plenty of room for science class laboratories, and barns

• College Continued on page 44

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and outbuildings of the estate were turned into a library and bookstore. It is interesting to note that the barn and outbuildings housed the college’s very own student firefighting squad. The squad received a vintage truck from Center Harbor and training from the Laconia Fire Department. Belknap College was known for its meteorology program and many remember the astronomy observatory

built on a Center Harbor hilltop. The college seemed to have it all for a time: baseball, basketball, skiing, and crew, and a student newspaper, The Belknapian. Parents who sent their children to Belknap College could be assured that the students would get a well-rounded course of liberal arts classes leading to a bachelor of arts degree. Those interested in the sciences could take medical technology courses

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• College Continued from page 44 leading to an associate’s degree. One might assume there was little social life for college students in such a small town but students socialized among themselves and enjoyed lake recreation. One popular gathering spot was Nichols Variety Store, with Minnie Nichols a favorite of college students. (Minnie ran the store with her husband, Clarence.) Today the building still stands and has housed eateries and specialty shops over the years. Belknap College was forced to close in 1974 due to financial considerations.

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