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December, 2016

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


December • Vol. 33 • No. 30




Monthly Edition

In This Issue

Cut Your Own Tree • page 5 • page 28 Festival of Trees • page 6 What’s Up • pages 19-22

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Island Real Estate

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WOLFEBORO // A world class Lake Winnipesaukee masterpiece, 6 acres, 430 feet of shore frontage, a marvel of slant roofs, dramatic angles and stunning views, a unique and timeless design. $11,500,000 (4478406)

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ALTON // Prestigious Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton location for this impressive 4-bedroom/5-bath contemporary just remodeled to the highest of standards, fabulous Great Room, luxurious 1st floor master suite, level lot, permanent dock, outstanding views. $1,800,000 (4497305) Call 569-3128

LACONIA // Stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee from this highly desirable 4-bedroom Meredith Bay home! This contemporary style home offers views from every room. $799,900 (4603851)

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Island REAL ESTATE Thank you to our islanders for another successful season! We are here year round, so please contact us at 603569-3972, or stop by one of our three offices. WAKEFIELD // One-of-a-kind gorgeous waterfront Colonial on Pine River Pond. Exceptional features include private dock, additional covered dock, sandy beach & crow’s nest. Spacious home with attached 2-car garage. $699,000 (4489241) Call 569-3128

WAKEFIELD // Well built, meticulously maintained post & beam on 1.1 level acres with189’ of waterfront on Great East Lake. Sandy beach, dock, swim raft with slide. Apple & pear trees offering ultimate privacy. $639,900 (4602721) Call 569-3128

MEREDITH // Spectacular Meredith Bay views. Your own dock, shared beach, tennis & basketball courts. Open concept living area, 2 bedrooms, kitchen & full bath, loft style bedroom upstairs.

TUFTONBORO // A private seasonal cottage on .6 acres on scenic Mirror Lake with 147 feet of frontage and a permanent dock to swim and fish. Outdoor fieldstone fireplace. Close to public boat launch.

WOLFEBORO // PRICE REDUCED Wonderful waterfront cottage at Piping Rock Resort with glorious sunset views across Winter Harbor, 2-bedroom, 1-bath, screen porch, assigned dock slip and a sandy beach. $295,000 (4448391) Call 569-3128

ALTON // Choice location with 150’ frontage on Hills Pond. Two Bedroom cottage has a rustic interior, new shakes for siding, new bath & detached garage. The water’s-edge deck leads to the 40’ dock. Great sunset views. $229,900 (4428623) Call 875-3128

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NEW DURHAM // Waterfront with seclusion and privacy. 200’ shorefront, 5 acres on quiet, pristine Shaws Pond just minutes to Wolfeboro amenities. Build your Dream Vacation here. $131,665 (4494212) Call 569-3128

WOLFEBORO // A ¾ acre lot with water access to pristine Lower Beech Pond; septic plan available. $49,900 (4471041) Call 569-3128

ALTON // Waterfront lot with 278 feet of frontage on Bear Pond. This 7-acre lot is the peaceful location for your custom home in a mature forest setting. Fish, swim, kayak, snowmobile & enjoy New Hampshire. $99,000 (4330946) Call 875-3128

HOLDERNESS // Wooded .23 acre lot close to Squam Lake. Enjoy nearby shopping, restaurants, skiing, public boat launch and private beach access. Bring your blueprints. Affordable lake living! $33,500 (4465989)

ALTON // 1907 original Lake Winnipesaukee cottage with a dry land boathouse all at the water’s edge! Very well maintained 3-bedroom/2-bath with the lake side living room sliders opening up to the shoreline. $599,000 (4514625)

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Call 253-9360 • Maxfield Real Estate has been bringing people and homes together for over 60 years. Explore the thousands of properties now being offered in the Lakes Region and beyond from the comfort of your own home. 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.”

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NEW DURHAM // Rustic cottage on the shore of Merrymeeting Lake. Brand new metal roof, 2 sheds for all your toys. Not many of these left for under $300,000… this won’t last long! $289,000 (4602711)

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Make Your Holiday Happier: Cut Your Own Tree By Barbara Neville-Wilson Have you noticed that pivotal point in Christmas TV specials when the main characters fetch their Christmas tree? Suddenly true feelings reveal themselves, rifts are healed, and a Scrooge-like exterior melts away. Sappy (pun intended) though it may be, it seems Hallmark writers are onto something. According to a study published by psychologists Leaf Van Boven of University of Colorado, Boulder and Thomas Bilovich of Cornell in 2003, “…individuals will live happier lives if they invest in experiences more than material possessions.” So in this season of hustle and bustle, parties and happenings, “to-do” lists and gift lists, functions and family, where can you go to experience the joy of picking and cutting and hauling your tree? Lakes Region Christmas tree farms offer a wide variety of experiences. Many are mom-and-pop family operations, open on weekends and sometimes selling on a cash-only basis. It’s wise to call or email ahead for details. Barnstead Neva Dun Farm has been a family destination for 30 years. Known for organic trees, they also offer wreaths up 60-in. diameter and cross-country skiing, conditions permitting. Call 603-776-7000. Bristol The Bristol Rotary Club Christmas

Tree Sale is held at Bond Auto across from the Bristol Fire Station in the downtown area. Trees are fresh, NH grown and proceeds benefit local Rotary projects. Call 603-744-2713. Gilford The Gilford Rotary Christmas Tree Sale takes place through December 11 daily at the Gilford Cinema 8 Plaza on Rt. 11 in Gilford. A variety of trees will be available and shoppers can warm up with hot cocoa, chowder and hot dogs. Details are available at Gilford Rotary’s Facebook page. Liberty Hill Farm, located on Emerson Road, is run by Greg LeMay. Contact: or call 603-455-5150. Muehlke Family Tree Farm is located

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have more than 75,000 to choose from. Open every day between Thanksgiving Friday and Christmas Eve, they also offer horse drawn hayrides the weekend of December 10 and 11, and tractor hay rides at all other times. Everyone in the family is sure to be intrigued by “secret” viewing tunnels and the new viewing tower. Relax next to the bonfire with seasonal refreshments. For information, email mikeahern172@ or call 603-520-9096. LeBlanc’s Christmas Tree Farm is open daily, Thanksgiving Friday until Christmas. Their Facebook page says, “Our family has been growing Christmas trees for 38 years. Our farm is located on the hillside overlooking the mountains near Plymouth, NH.”; 603-5361496 or 603-254-8111. Tuftonboro Bald Peak Christmas Tree Farm has been a tradition in Tuftonboro for decades and offers “trees of all shapes and sizes,” they say. Opens in December. 603-544-7364. Wolfeboro The Rotary Club of Wolfeboro sponsors a fundraiser by selling Christmas trees. Stop by the Clark House Museum Complex at 233 S. Main Street in Wolfeboro to view a wide selection of trees including Balsam Firs, Frasers and Canaan Firs ranging in sizes from 6 to 10-ft. The Rotary Club’s men and women sell

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5th Annual Gilford Candlelight Stroll On December 10, Gilford Village will, for the 5th year, be lit with over 1000 candles. Come experience a horse drawn wagon ride from the Gilford Public Library to the Rowe House, or make S’mores with Gilford Fire Department. Thompson-Ames Historical Society will have all three of the historic buildings open with demonstrations, entertainment, and holidays treats. The Gilford Library will feature Bonnie and the Line Dancers, crafts for kids, an open house, and much more. Visit with the owners of the Gilford

Village Store, or folks along the village roads. This event is free to all, with donation baskets located at the three Thompson Ames Buildings. There is a lot to see and do as you stroll along the village. Santa will be at the Bandstand; Kathy Denutte, candle maker, will be on hand; and student carolers will be roaming the village. See Officer Adam VanSteenberg with his K9 Ike, Walt Stockwell, Gilford’s Flagman, and roast chestnuts with the Hildreth Family. This is always a fun-filled evening you won’t want to miss!

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trees Thursday and Friday from noon to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Members are there to help you find the perfect tree and help load it onto your vehicle. Visit www. A bit “up north” in New Hampshire, you can find the most rustic and economical experience in the White Mountain National Forest. Because the forests belong to the citizens, the Forest Service considers us all part owners of the individual trees. For the small price of a $5 permit bought at the Saco Ranger Station, a family can cut their own tree from any of the Forest’s nearly 800,000 acres of public lands. Some guidelines apply, including that trees are for personal use only, cannot be taken from areas in regular public use and should not be larger than eightin. in diameter at chest height; stumps left behind must be less than 10-in. high; and only hand tools can be used

for cutting the trees. Slogging through rough forest not for you? The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem has partnered with more than 20 local inns to offer a Norman Rockwellesque experience without the muss. Accommodations range from standard hotel rooms to suites with kid-friendly lofts. Visitors can select a fresh cut Christmas tree and also a decorated wreath. The Rocks has thousands of trees from which to choose; cut your own or the staff of the Rocks will do it for you. The tree will then be baled and tied onto your car by their experienced staff. The Rocks marketplace and gift shop is available for scrumptious locally made food and handcrafted items. And on weekends, guests can enjoy a complimentary horse drawn wagon ride. Whether your perfect Christmas tree is a Fraser fir, balsam, Scotch Pine, or blue spruce consider cutting your own this year. Science says the experience will make yours a happier holiday!

Christmas Bells in the Village A ‘Christmas Bells in the Village’ concert will be held at the First Congregational Church of Wakefield, UCC on December 10 at 5:30 pm. Please plan to attend the beautiful and uplifting hand bell concert to usher in the Advent season. The Hand Bell Choir is celebrating its 28th anniversary this year and has been preparing for many months for the joyous event to ring in the Season of Light and Christ’s Peace. The doors will open early to the Fellowship Hall for a warming welcome and to showcase the missions

of the church and the many options for Alternative Giving. The Wakefield Inn and Restaurant will be offering a special pre-concert dinner at 4 pm. You may call them directly for reservations at 603-522-8272. The First Congregational Church of Wakefield, UCC, is an open and affirming church located at 2718 Wakefield Rd., Wakefield, NH and may be reached at 603-5223189. The suggested donation is $10. Proceeds to benefit the Wakefield Food Pantry and Ministries of the Church. The snow date is December 17.

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All That Glitters at Wolfeboro Festival of Trees The Wolfeboro Festival of Trees is a charity benefit featuring two levels of more than 65 trees decorated by area organizations and individuals. (Each year, the festival committee reviews applications from many area charitable organizations, and selects one or more beneficiaries for the event.) The festival will be held at the Wright Museum, 77 Center Street in Wolfeboro on December 10 and 11. The event also will be held on the evening of December 7.

Doors for the Festival will be open from 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday, from noon until 3 pm on Sunday and from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday. Tickets for the Festival may be purchased at the door. Refreshments and live entertainment will be offered as guests stroll about to see all the beautifully decorated trees. The facility is handicapped accessible. For more information, visit www. or call 603-948-5504.


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Castle in the Clouds offers its members unlimited access to the historic house, gardens and scenic drive, discounts on programs, and invitations to member-only events. Share this magical place with a gift that offers unparalleled inspiration and enjoyment, and helps support the preservation of an important New Hampshire landmark. Individual $45 Unlimited admission for the named individual, 10% discount in gift shop, 1 free regular admission guest pass, newsletter, and reduced admission to select special events.

Dual/Family $85 Unlimited admission for the 2 named adults and their accompanying children or grandchildren under age 18, 10% discount in gift shop, 2 free regular admission guest passes, newsletter, and reduced admission to select special events.

To give a gift membership, call Castle in the Clouds at 603-476-5900 or print and return the membership form at Castle Preservation Society, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and sharing the buildings and landscape of Castle in the Clouds as a cultural resource for the benefit of the public.

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The Nutcracker Brings Ballet to Wolfeboro Northeastern Ballet Theatre (NBT), New Hampshire’s premier ballet company, will present the holiday classic, The Nutcracker,  on Saturday, December 10 at 7 pm at the Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro.   Under the directorship of former Boston Ballet prima ballerina, Edra Toth, NBT’s The Nutcracker takes the audience on a magical journey with Clara and her Nutcracker as they venture through the Land of the Sweets. The roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier will be reprised from 2016 by Lissa Curtis of Dover as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and a guest performer as her Cavalier, Barrington Hinds, who now resides in New York City.   Ms. Curtis has starred in many Northeastern Ballet Theatre ballets such as Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty,  and most recently, Dracula.   Barrington Hinds is  originally  from West Palm Beach, Florida. He began his training at the School of Ballet Florida under the direction of Marie Hale, and also attended Alexander Dreyfoos School Of The Arts. Barrington holds a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase College and has also trained at the Taipei National University of the Arts during a semester abroad in Taiwan.  He has worked professionally with VERB Ballets, the North West Professional Dance Project, and performed in the ensemble of the national tour of Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show, Movin’ Out, where he understudied the lead role of Tony. Hinds was also

Nutcracker! One patron who saw Northeastern Ballet Theatre’s  The Nutcracker in 2014 said, “Our proximity to the stage contributed to an immersive experience that surpassed even that of the Wang Center in Boston!”  Janet M. Cramer of Bethesda, MD also said, “My niece and daughter left with stars in their eyes and a memorable lesson of the accessibility of ballet.”   Mrs. Cramer, who has been a Boston Ballet aficionado for many decades, also stated, “Now the Northeastern Ballet Theatre  Nutcracker  is our new and eagerly awaited tradition. I am thrilled to share the magic of such a superb ballet performance with the fourth generation of our family.”   For tickets and more information, visit  or call 603834-8834. Northeastern Ballet Theatre offers ongoing classical ballet training for ages 3 through adult, all levels from beginners through professional.  

Lissa Curtis and Barrington Hinds from Northeastern Ballet Theatre’s 2016 production of The Nutcracker (photo courtesy Face it You’re Beautiful Photography).   honored as a finalist for the Clive Barnes Award for young talent in dance for his performance in “Stager Lee,” a section in Stephen Petronio’s  Underland. He has worked with leading choreographers including Laurie Stallings, Edgar Zendejas, Sarah Slipper, Helen Pickett and Thaddeus Davis. Barrington is currently dancing for the Stephen Petronio Company, which he’s been a member since 2008. In addition to dancing, Barrington has joined the staff at Ballet Tech, Eliot Feld’s ballet school in New York City, as well as becoming a faculty member of the renowned Blue Lake Fine Arts summer dance program. 

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Christmas Activities at Prescott Farm

Prescott Farm on White Oaks Road in Laconia will be offering two holiday ornament-making workshops on Saturday, December 10. NatureThemed Holiday Ornaments will take place from 10:30 am to noon and Upcycled Holiday Ornaments will take place from 1 to 2:30 pm. Adults and children are welcome. For an adultchild pair, you each get to make and take home your own ornaments. At the Nature-Themed Holiday Ornaments workshop, you will learn to make pinecone owls, milkweed mice, wool felt acorns, birch bark sleds with pinecone critters and many more creatures with the collection of natural materials provided by Prescott Farm. You might find yourself looking at the items in your recycling bin differently after the afternoon Upcycled Holiday Ornament workshop of holiday crafting. Create one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments and gifts from two-liter soda bottles, cardboard milk cartons, business envelopes and more! Registration is required for both workshops. Pricing is $15 ($12 for members of Prescott Farm)/adult or/ adult-child pair, +$4/additional. Space is limited and these do fill quickly; save your spot online at www.prescottfarm. org or by calling 603-366-5695. Prescott Farm also is excited to announce a Solstice Lantern Festival on Saturday, December 17 from 4 to 7 pm. Save the date and plan on being there for the celebration of the return of the light!

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Workshop will take place Saturday, December 10. In preparation for the upcoming Solstice Lantern Festival, make your own lantern to enter in the parade and contests. Choose from tin can lanterns that mimic the look of a traditional punched tin lantern or something more colorful made from translucent tissue paper and other upcycled materials. The 1 to 2:30 pm session is full, but a second workshop has been opened up on the same day from 10:30 am to noon. The cost is $15 ($12 for members of Prescott Farm)/ adult or adult-child pair, +$4/additional child. Note: for an adult-child pair

they each get to make a lantern in this workshop. Homemade lanterns may be entered in the Lantern Festival contest; homemade (including those not entered in the contest) and purchased lanterns may participate in the lantern parade. The contest will have four age categories: 0-5 years, 6-12 years, 1318 years and adult. Each category will have a winner for 1) Biggest 2) Most Colorful 3) Most Creative. Ribbons will be placed on the winners. Winners of the contest will lead the parade at 6 pm. If you are planning on making a lantern to enter in the Lantern Festival Contest, please visit www. for Lantern Contest Guidelines. Prescott Farm offers public programs designed to encourage environmental exploration for all ages; field trips; WildQuest Day Camps (during school vacation weeks – Feb., April & June-August); a Naturalist in the Classroom program which fosters longterm partnerships with local elementary schools; and Fledglings, a nature-based preschool. The 160-acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, historic barns, an oldfashioned maple sugaring operation during the month of March, heritage gardens, and a forested pond. Prescott Farm is open year round, seven days a week from 9 am to 4 pm. Hiking trails and the Natural Playscape are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.   Admission to the Solstice Lantern Festival is $3/person (Free for Members of Prescott Farm).  Learn more at or find Prescott Farm on Facebook.


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Muehlke Family Tree Farm to Donate to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust of Christmas trees to choose from, and you can enjoy free hot cider while you walk the beautiful property to choose and cut your own tree. “It felt like a natural partnership,” said Rick Muehlke of the farm. “Both of our organizations are dedicated to the conservation and protection of the land in Gilford and the Lakes Region.” Muehlke noted that most of their Tree Farm, owned by Al Rollins and Jane Muehlke-Rollins, was placed in a conservation easement with the Town of Gilford in 1996. This has permanently protected 120 acres on the western

The Muehlke Family Tree Farm of Gilford is pleased to announce that it will donate $10 to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) for every Christmas tree sold to an LRCT member during the 2016 holiday season in support of LRCT’s land conservation efforts. This marks the third year that the Muehlke’s have donated to the Trust in this way. The Muehlke Family Tree Farm is a certified Tree Farm of the American Tree Farm system and a member of NH-VT Christmas Tree Association. The Farm offers many varieties

slopes of the Belknap Mountains, including the site of the first ski lift in New Hampshire, a 3,000 ft.-long rope tow. The Muehlkes donated a portion of their proceeds last year and wanted to continue the tradition in a new way this year. LRCT President Don Berry said, “LRCT is very grateful for the Muehlke Family’s generosity in making these donations and also for their commitment to land conservation in Gilford and the Belknap Mountain Range.”

Help support a local conservation organization and a local Christmas tree grower this holiday season. Make sure to bring your membership decal; memberships will not be sold at the Tree Farm. The Muehlke Family Tree Farm is located at 320 Belknap Mountain Road in Gilford and is open weekends from 9 am to 4 pm. For further information about the Muehlke Family Tree Farm, please visit or call 603-524-9507.

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Calling All Tuba, Euphonium and Baritone Horn Players The 13th annual TUBACHRISTMAS concert in Wolfeboro will be Saturday, December 10, from 2 to 3 pm at All Saint’s Episcopal Church, 258 South Main Street. The popular holiday event is sponsored by the Harvey Phillips Foundation, and the concert is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in performing in the concert should contact the local TUBACHRISTMAS coordinator, Joe Ewing at 603-569-3861 or visit www. Registration for performers will be in the choir room of All Saint’s Church between 9:30 and 10 am on Saturday, December 10, and the rehearsal will be from 10 am

until noon. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided during registration, and there will be a break for lunch before the concert. The Wolfeboro TUBACHRISTMAS concert is a regional event that welcomes all tuba, sousaphone, helicon, baritone horn and euphonium players from community, university, and high school bands as well as professional musicians, both working and retired. Nancy Donahue, an accomplished low brass performer, will conduct and encourages all that play an upright low brass valve instrument, be it their primary instrument or one played only on occasion, to consider this opportunity.

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TTCC CELEBRATES 62 YEARS OF SANTA’S VILLAGE Mark your calendar for the 62nd year of a memorable holiday tradition in Bristol. You will be amazed at the many sights that greet you as you enter the enchanted Santa’s Village at the Tapply-Thompson Community Center (TTCC). The fun begins on Friday, December 9 from 6 to 8 pm and continues on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 from 2 to 5 pm. The family event is free to all; it is requested that you bring in one canned good item when you visit the Village, if possible, to be donated to the local Food Pantry. On Thursday, December 8 from 5 to 7 pm, there is a special Open House for all contributors that donate money, materials and time to the Village. Please come and preview the 2016 Village without the lines and enjoy some refreshments and treats. This is a small way of thanking you for the

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Buy Your Christmas Tree From the Rotary Club of Wolfeboro Each year, the Rotary Club of Wolfeboro sponsors a unique fundraiser by selling Christmas trees. This year, the Club began selling a variety of high-quality Christmas trees on Sunday, November 27 and will continue to

sell trees through December 23 or until all the trees sell out. Stop by the Clark House Museum Complex at 233 S. Main Street in Wolfeboro to view a wide selection of trees including Balsam Firs, Frasers and Canaan Firs ranging in

Nuncrackers the Musical! Interlakes Theatre in Meredith will get in the holiday mood with the showing of Nuncrackers the Musical, a holiday classic with a bit of a twist, on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 11 at 2 pm at

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year. The Rotary Club of Wolfeboro meets each Monday at 5:30 pm in the 1812 Room of the Wolfeboro Inn. Following a light dinner, members hear a guest speaker on various topics of interest. Interested men and women are always welcome to come and learn more about the benefits of joining Rotary. To learn more about the Wolfeboro Rotary Club visit www.

A busy December with ATTP! A performance titled Queen Mab: Measure for Measure will take place on Friday, December 9 until Sunday, December 11. The allteen company will perform William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at the Town Hall Theater in Sandwich. (Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.) Suggested donation is $10 at the door. ‘Tis The Season Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 20 at 7:30 pm with talented performers Lindsay Roberts and Tamar Greene, who have dozens of Broadway, National Tour, International and Regional Music and Theater credits between them. The show takes place at the Arts Center at 12 Main, to help sing in the New Year with the Holiday Spirit.

The year’s not yet over, and we hope you’ll consider spending some of the rest of it with us, invites the cast and crew of Advice To The Players in Sandwich. Coming up are several holiday-themed events and concerts, as well as the second annual Wrap-athon and a performance by the teenled Shakespeare company Queen Mab Productions. A Wrap-a-thon Fundraiser will take place until December 19, and it is the second annual event. Drop off your holiday gifts at The Arts Center at 12 Main and a team of festive volunteers will wrap and label them beautifully for $2/present and give you a call when they are ready to be picked up. Call 603-284-7115 or email jessie@ for more information or to volunteer.

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Sandwich Happenings By Diane Cook Johnson The Sandwich Police Department is partnering with Red Mountain Lodge, Cafe on the Green, Corner House Inn, Town Hall and the Community Church of Sandwich for the toy drive this year. Toy donations can be dropped off at the following locations: the police station, Cafe on the Green, Corner House Inn, Town Hall or the Community Church of Sandwich. Monetary donations can be made at the police station, Town Hall, or Cafe on the Green. Please make checks payable to: Sandwich Toy Drive. The Community Wrapping Party will be held on Saturday, December 17 at 5:30 pm at the Red Mountain Lodge, located at 21 Main Street. Please bring scissors. Wrapping paper and tape donations are always accepted! If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Police Department at 603-284-7139. A list of families in need of assistance is still being compiled; a list of information on specific ages will be available. The Friends and Fiber Group meets on the first Thursday evening of the month and the third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at The Doris L. Benz Community Center, 18 Heard Road, Center Sandwich. The group also gathers at private homes each week when they are not at the Benz Center (usually Wednesdays at 7 pm). Call Jen Elliott at 603-244-8050 to see who is hosting. All abilities of fiber enthusiasts (and those wanting to learn) are welcome to attend. Come with your knitting, crocheting, spinning, felting, rug hook-

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Dana Cunningham and guest to present holiday concert Celebrate the coming of Christmas and winter with some of the season’s most evocative music, when pianist Dana Cunningham and cellist Max Dyer, along with singer Leah Morrow, perform in concert at Eaton Village’s distinctive landmark Little White Church at 4 pm on Sunday, December 11. The excitement of the holiday season often can make it difficult to quiet our

spirits, so we may enjoy the natural stillness and beauty of December. For many fans, Dana’s deeply expressive annual December Sunday afternoon concerts are a can’t-be-missed tradition. Her beautiful original arrangements of classic seasonal compositions, such as “In the Bleak Midwinter” and “Carol of the Bells,” take us to a special place where we remember the real reasons that our hearts celebrate this time of

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unusually versatile cellist, he is fluent in many musical styles and has many different ways of playing in public – from traditional concerts and recitals to multicultural, jazz and world music performances at festivals, clubs and churches. An experienced recording artist, he often collaborates with producers and musicians from his own Cellomax Studio. He performs with the Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony, and in many freelance situations. He has contributed to hundreds of recordings in many genres, both as a musician and as a producer. The delightful singer, Leah Morrow, will be featured on several pieces at this performance and will lead the audience in singing Silent Night. Leah grew up in a musical family and trained with Ralph Farris, before completing her musical education at Westminster Choir College. Currently a resident of Freedom, she has performed locally on a number of occasions, including several concerts at the South Eaton Meeting House featuring the compositions of Levis Hampton, and as the choir director at St. Joseph’s Church in Ossipee. An after-concert reception in the church undercroft will provide an opportunity to chat with the musicians, purchase CDs, and enjoy amazing refreshments made by Barbara Holmes. Seating is quite limited at the Little White Church, and the performance usually sells out, so advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. Tickets are sold at White Birch Books in North Conway (603-3563200) and at the Eaton Village Store. Tickets also can be purchased at www. For more information about the performers, go to Dana’s website above or Max’s website at www.maxdyer. com.


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Christmas With The Celts Brings Holiday Spirit To Plymouth The Flying Monkey Performance Center in downtown Plymouth presents Christmas with The Celts on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm. Known for their high-energy concerts involving not only fervent, inspired music but also periodic bouts of spirited Irish dancing. the Celts will bring footstomping fun to the theatre. Missed the show on PBS? Don’t fret, you can still experience it live, and it is the only way you should! Christmas with The Celts isn’t just a concert; it is a celebration of the holiday spirit, people, community and common connections. The high-stepping spirited musical selections will have audiences clapping along from the first lively renditions of popular contemporary Christmas classics. The show presents a combination of ancient Irish carols, contemporary Christmas standards,

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Dec. 7, PSU Percussion Ensemble, 7 pm, Studio Theatre, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, 535-ARTS.

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Dec. 9 & 10, Hospital & Community Aid Street Fair Fall Fundraiser Sale, 10 am-2 pm, antiques, art, books, camping, furniture, lamps, sports, toys, electronics & more. 65 Pine Hill Rd., Wolfeboro.

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Dec. 5, Homestead Christmas, 11 am-3 pm, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth Village. Special tours of historic Cpt. Enoch Remick House, along with samples of Christmas cookies baked in the kitchen wood stove. Holiday crafts, demos of 19th-century open-hearth cooking and woodstove cooking., 323-7591.

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Dec. 10, Breakfast With Santa, 8-11 am, Wolfeboro Inn, N. Main St., Wolfeboro, info: 569-3016. Dec. 10, Candlelight Stroll, over 1,000 lit candles all over Gilford Village, horse drawn wagon rides, Thompson-Ames Historical Society buildings open, craft demos, food, free. Dec. 10, Christmas Bells in the Village, handbell concert, First Congregational Church of Wakefield, 2718 Wakefield Rd., Wakefield, 5:30 pm, info: 522-3189.


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Dec. 10, The Nutcracker, 7 pm, Northeastern Ballet Theatre, presents the classic holiday show, directed by former Boston Ballet prima ballerina, Edra Toth. Tickets/info: 834-8834,

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Dec. 10, Polar Express Party, family holiday event, 10-11 am, reading of the beloved children’s book Polar Express, songs, crafts, treats, Gafney Library, Sanbornville, preregister: 522-3401. Dec. 10, TUBACHRISTMAS, 2-3 pm, All Saint’s Episcopal Church, 258 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, holiday concert, donations accepted, info: 569-3861. Dec. 10, 21st Annual Tree of Memories Celebration, 11 am, celebration at: Huggins Hospital Medical Arts Center, Wolfeboro; Town Hall, Alton; Wakefield Town Hall; Main St., Building, Ossipee and Moulton Farm, Meredith, info: 5692729.

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Dec. 10-11, Festival of Trees, Wright Museum, 77 Center St., Wolfeboro, info: 948-5504. Dec. 10-11, Holiday Pops, concert with guest artist Karen Jordan, 12/10: 7:30 pm & 12/11: 3 pm, Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium, Rt. 25, Meredith, tickets/info: Dec. 10-11, Nuncrackers the Musical, holiday classic with a twist, 12/10: 7:30 pm; 12/11: 2 pm, Interlakes Theatre, Moultonborough Academy, 25 Blake Rd., Moultonboro, tickets: 707-6035 or Dec. 10, 11, 15, 16, The Nutcracker, with Sole City Dance, Rochester Opera House, Rochester, tickets/info: 335-1992, Dec. 11, BipBoppity Fashion Expo, noon-5 pm, $5 admission, Laconia High School, Union Ave., Laconia, info: Dec. 11, Christmas in Song, 6 pm, Bristol Baptist Church, 30 Summer St., Bristol, 744-8804. Dec. 11, Community Christmas Service, 5 pm, public welcome, 1st Christian Church of Center Tuftonboro, 569-3861. Dec. 11, Cool Yule Concert, 4 pm, Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, saxophonist Tom Robinson and classical pianist Noelle Beaudin perform holiday music and seasonal pieces from around the world, $10 p/p in advance; $12 at the door, 172 Pleasant St., Laconia, also cookie-walk with homemade cookies.



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Dec. 16 & 18, Lakes Region Singers’ Annual Christmas Concert, Gilford Methodist Church, Rt. 11A, Gilford, (12/16: 7:30 pm & 12/18: 3 pm), suggested donation $8 p/p, public welcome. Dec. 16-31, Jack in the Beanstalk, family play, Winnipesaukee Playhouse,, 279-0003. Dec. 17, A Victorian Christmas on the Farm, 10 am-3 pm, gingerbread, hot cider, roasting chestnuts, horse-drawn wagon rides, costumed role players, NH Farm Museum, Rt. 125, Milton, 652-7840, Dec. 17, Christmas with Furever Friends, 3-6 pm, NH Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Ctr. Rd., Laconia, family crafts, tree blessing and decorating, bring pet food or supplies to donate, meet the animals, info: 524-3252. Dec. 17, Skate With Santa, 2 – 3:30 pm, Pop Whalen Ice Arena, Wolfeboro, cocoa and cookies provided,

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Jan. 14, Tusk the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, 7:30 pm, Flying Monkey, downtown Plymouth, tickets/info: 536-2551. Jan. 14, Wild Winter Walk: Guided Tour of the Live Animal Trail, 10 amnoon, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, families (kids age 6 & up), 968-7194, Jan. 19, Dinner & Storytelling at Corner House Inn, Jct. Rts. 109 & 113, Center Sandwich, 6:30 pm, Arthur Surette performs, reservations: 284-6219, www. Jan. 21, Wild Winter Walk: Guided Tour of the Live Animal Trail, 1-3 pm, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, families (kids age 6 & up), 968-7194, Jan. 21, Winter Bird Banding Open House, 10 am-noon, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, all ages welcome, 968-7194, Jan. 20-21, Winter Quilter’s Retreat, Wolfeboro Public Library, S. Main St., Wolfeboro, workshops, lunch, quilting, fee: $60.00 p/p, 569-5639. Jan. 21, Abenaki Ski a Thon and Bonfire, Abenaki Ski Area, Wolfeboro, 4 pm, Wolfeboro Parks and Rec.: 569-5639. Jan. 25, Abenaki Winter Triathlon, Abenaki Ski Area, Wolfeboro, 9 am, 5695639. Jan. 25, Progressive XC Ski Dinner, 6-8 pm, Abenaki Ski Area XC Trails, Wolfeboro, 569-5639. Jan. 26, Dinner & Storytelling at Corner House Inn, Jct. Rts. 109 & 113, Center Sandwich, 6:30 pm, Laura Ingalls Wilder performed by Daphne Ruth Darcy, reservations: 284-6219, Jan. 28, Community Contra Dance, 7-10 pm, Wolfeboro Town Hall’s Great Hall, 86 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, presented by G.A.L.A., www.galacommunity. org, 539-6460. Jan. 28 & 29, Wild Winter Walk: Guided Tour of the Live Animal Trail, 1/28: 10 am; 1/29: 1 pm, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, families (kids age 6 & up), 968-7194, Feb. 4, Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival, 11 am-3 pm, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, info:, 323-7591.

ONGOING Belknap Mill, programs and self-guided tours of the Power House, 1823 historic former textile mill. Hours/information: 524-8813. The Mill Plaza, 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia. Benz Center Senior Meals, Sandwich, each Wednesday at noon. Well-balanced meal. Age 60 and older, small donation requested, 284-7211, http://www. Billiards Club, Monday nights at 6:30 pm, Tapply Thompson Community Center, Bristol, pick-up pool games, chance to socialize, info: 744-8159. Book Sale, first Sat. of each month, Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 10 am - noon, 323-8510. Coffeehouse Open Mic Night, 1st Sat. of the month from Oct.-June, 7 pm, sign up to perform 6 - 6:50 pm, Doris L. Benz Community Center, 18 Heard Rd., Center Sandwich. Free, open to public.





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Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets & Printmakers Explore the White Mountains, through Dec. 16 (2016), NH White Mountain themed exhibit, Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland St., Plymouth, 535-3210. Gilford Farmer’s (Winter) Market, 9 am-noon, held weekly on Saturdays throughout the winter, Gilford Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford (behind Gilford Community Church), plenty of parking, vegetables, crafts and more for sale. Info/vendors: 524-6978. Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group, meets last Thursday of the month; weekly morning classes on Wednesday from 10 - 11:30 am at Wolfeboro Public Library, for more info call Cindy Scott: 569-2428. Live Blues, every Friday night at 8 pm, Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia. Call 494-3334,

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Sandwich Historical Society, call for winter hours, Elisha Marston House Museum, Sandwich, for more information: or 2846269. Sandwich Winter Farmer’s Market, 9 am-noon, baked goods, greens, crafts, vegetables and more, Benz Center, Heard Rd., Center Sandwich, tentative dates: Dec. 17, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11 and April 8. Sculpture Walk, sponsored by Greater Meredith Program, free, open to public, tour outdoor, juried Meredith sculpture walk year round, info: www. Wolfeboro Inn Special Events, Sushi Night, every Tues., 4 - 9 pm; every other Thur. Date Night with free babysitting, 5 - 9 pm; Sun. Brunch, every Sun. 10 am - 2 pm; Wolfe’s Tavern, Wolfeboro Inn, 90 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-3016,

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Conway’s Bolduc Block and George Washington House named to National Register of Historic Places The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources announces that the United States Secretary of the Interior has honored the Bolduc Block in Conway with placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is significant both for its architecture and as an example of an early 20th century mixed-use commercial space. A long-standing local landmark that replaced several buildings destroyed by fire in 1923, the Bolduc Block was designed to have four shops and a theater on the first floor and offices on the second. It was home to the first purpose-built movie theater in Conway. Bolduc Block’s Art Deco and Art Moderne features include a flat brick exterior, a stepped parapet and projecting storefronts. The theater entrance is easily identified by a prominent marquee, echoing the original, that extends over the sidewalk and gold-painted wooden frames designed to hold movie advertisements. The New Conway Theatre – which was later renamed the Majestic Theater – opened on June 24, 1931, showing a cartoon, a short comedy, a Technicolor geography lesson and the MGM comedy “Stepping Out,” starring Charlotte Greenwood and Reginald Denney. Throughout its history, Bolduc Block’s storefronts were occupied by a variety of businesses, including a pharmacy, grocer, department store, sewing store, telephone business offices and

Register of Historic Places. Located adjacent to the Gorham Common, the George Washington Noyes House is one of three grand homes built on Soldier’s Hill after Gorham suffered a devastating fire in 1879. Ground Conway’s Bolduc Block. (Courtesy of NH Division of Historical Resources) post office. The building’s exterior is largely unchanged. Despite a fire in the theater in 2005, the interior still has many features from the 1930s, including light fixtures, cast-iron radiators and The beautiful Noyes House. (Courtesy of NH Division cushioned brocade fab- of Historical Resources) ric wall panels in the lobby. broke for all three homes in 1891; the The New Hampshire Division of Noyes family moved into their home in Historical Resources also announces February, 1893. that the United States Secretary of George Washington Noyes had spent the Interior has honored the George most of his career working for the Washington Noyes House in Gorham Grand Trunk Railroad, working his with placement on the National way up from the track building crew to

master mechanic. A significant example of Queen Anne style architecture, the Noyes house is a three-story home with ell and attached barn. An articulated bay window, octagonal turret and wraparound porch are major features on the front of the house. As with many Queen Anne style homes, the exterior is covered with both clapboards and decorative shingles in different patterns on each floor. The home’s floor plan divides formal and daily living, with large ornate rooms in the main part of the house and smaller, simpler rooms in the ell. Much of the original interior detailed woodwork is still varnished or shellacked, and many original details, including electrical features from the 1920s and stained glass windows, are still in place. The Noyes House’s high-style urban barn is typical of the late 19th century, located behind the house with its gable end facing the driveway. Designed with carriage space in the front and stalls in the back, its exterior follows similar patterns as the main house, using both clapboards and decorative shingles. Its large sliding door and smaller sliding hayloft door still use their original hardware. Administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National

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• Historic Places Continued from page 25 Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation and is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect our historic and archaeological resources. Listing to the National Register does not impose any new or additional restrictions or limitations on the use of private or non-federal properties. Listings identify historically significant properties and can serve as education tools and increase heritage tourism opportunities. The rehabilitation

of National Register-listed commercial or industrial buildings may qualify for certain federal tax provisions. In New Hampshire, listing to the National Register makes applicable property owners eligible for grants such as the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program or LCHIP (lchip. org) and the Conservation License Plate Program ( moose). For more information on the National Register program in New Hampshire, please visit or contact Peter Michaud at the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources at 603-271-3483.


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Community Christmas Service at Historic Center Tuftonboro Church The First Christian Church of Center Tuftonboro will celebrate the season with a traditional Community Christmas Service on Sunday, December 11 at 5 pm. The public is invited to join Tuftonboro neighbors and experience the joy of the season in the warm glow of oil lamps just as Americans did in the 19th century. The service will include the singing of carols, the reading of verse, a meditation by Rev. Kent Schneider and special music will be performed by an ensemble ofl local musicians. The call to worship will be announced by the tolling of the steeple bell at 4:30 pm, and the musical prelude will begin at 4:45 pm. This year's prelude will feature music by French composers, including Fauré, Satie and a haunting native-Canadian Christmas chant transcribed by a French priest in the 17th century. Rev. Kent Schneider, pastor of Farmington NH, United Church Of Christ, will conduct the service. Rev. Schneider, an accomplished trumpet player, along with other local musicians, will lead the singing. All attending are invited to stay for light refreshments, which will be served following the service. This historic church, built in 1869,

is a wonderful surviving example of the many rural churches which dotted the New England landscape in the 19th century, and it remains today little changed from its original design. The church is heated by a wood burning stove which was installed at the time it was built. It also features embossed tin walls and ceiling with an oil lamp chandelier and traditional seasonal decorations will be in place for this service. The church no longer has an active congregation but continues to be maintained by a board of trustees, and now provides a venue for various music and other community events. Current music events include occasional concerts and a weekly country, bluegrass and gospel jam session. The opening of the church for this year’s Celebration of Christmas is an opportunity to see and enjoy one of the unique structures and traditions in Tuftonboro, and all are invited to come to this special service. The church is 5 miles north of Wolfeboro on Route 109A across from the Tuftonboro General Store; parking is available and in the event of a winter storm, the service will be December 18. For more information about this service call 603-569-3861.

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12 Days of Christmas … and More at the Capitol Center The “Twelve Days of Christmas” returns to the historic Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in downtown Concord on Friday, December 9 at 7 pm and Saturday, December 10 at 2 pm. This year marks the fifth annual performance of the family-friendly holiday event. The “Twelve Days of Christmas” features more than 100 young performers from across New Hampshire, and includes students of Eastern Ballet Institute, Concord Community Music School African timbre drummers, aerialists, and live musicians. Complementing the vivid choreography and costumes will be a spectacular 18-ft., light-up pear tree with a dancing partridge in her nest. The evening will feature everyone’s favorite holiday tunes and includes a heart-warming sing-along. Tickets for the two performances may be ordered by calling the Capitol Center for the Arts at 603- 225-1111 or at Tickets may also be obtained at the CCA’s box office at 44 South Main St., Concord, NH, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm. Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved children’s opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, will be performed at the Capitol Center on Tuesday, December 13 at 11 am. The performance is part of the CCA’s Lincoln Financial School Series and is open to opera fans of all ages.

Amahl and the Night Visitors are coming to the Capitol Center for the Arts on December 13. This will be third year in a row that Opera North has produced the familyfriendly opera. One of the most popular holiday classics of all time, Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of a miraculous encounter between Amahl, a boy with a lame leg, and the Three Kings. The moving tale is a timeless and inspiring message of how faith, charity, unselfish love, and good deeds can work miracles. The familyfriendly holiday classic is a one-act, 45-minute opera, sung in English, and performed with a chamber orchestra and professional soloists. This year, local favorite mezzosoprano Erma Mellinger returns in the role of Amahl’s mother. Dr. Mellinger has been a faculty member of Dartmouth College since 1996 and has been a principal artist with many major opera companies. Baritone Trevor Neal, tenor Martin Clark, and baritone Javier Ortiz will play the Three Kings. Mr. Neal and Mr. Ortiz are returning from last year’s production of Amahl

and the Night Visitors. Mr. Neal, Mr. Clark and Mr. Ortiz also had roles in main stage productions of Opera North’s Summerfest 2016. Tickets for the December 13 performance may be ordered by calling the CCA at 603-225-1111 or online at Opera North is also providing financial assistance to make it more affordable for school groups to

attend this performance; contact them at for details. The award-winning Capitol Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and entertains audiences by providing a quality venue for the performing arts as well as an eclectic variety of professional-level, artisticallysignificant presentations. The Center is conveniently located off Rt. 93 in downtown Concord, New Hampshire.  The facility first opened in 1927 as the Capitol Theatre, a prime stop on the Vaudeville circuit; it later became Concord’s premier movie house and concert hall. After closing in 1989, it underwent a multi-million dollar renovation / modernization and reopened in 1995 as the Capitol Center for the Arts. Today, the Capitol Center is home to the 1,304-seat Chubb Theatre, the Spotlight Café, The Governor’s Hall ballroom, and the Kimball House, a stately Victorian mansion.

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December, 2016 • Soap Continued from page 30 allergies. The soaps were selling well, but customers began asking if she was planning to make products for people, too. Turns out that many customers were already using the “dog” soaps themselves, and loving how they made their skin feel. Thus, the Winnipesaukee Soap Company was born! Susan still sells the Dirty Stinky Dog soap, but there are now over 30 seasonal varieties of soap for people, created in small batches. You can choose from goat’s milk soaps, yogurt soaps, soaps made with hemp seed oil or cocoa butter; soaps with healing salts, clays, and minerals; soaps with bits of almonds in them, oats, herbs, or even seaweed and coffee beans for gentle exfoliating! Her Made in the Shade soap, scented with a grapefruit citrus blend is right up my alley. “Essential oils are carefully blended to relax, rejuvenate, and restore your body, mind, and spirit,” says Susan, “just like a day at the lake.” Her soaps are available for purchase in Wolfeboro at Harvest Market and Butternuts, and in Gilford at the Gilford Country Store. The Winnipesaukee Soap Company also sells soap at holiday craft fairs and farmers markets to benefit the End 68 Hours of Hunger charity, which provides food to local school children that may not have food on the weekends. In the summertime, the soaps are available at The Libby Museum to benefit kids’ programs. You can also shop online at www. There are two soaps specially made for the season in Candy Cane and Happy Holidays fragrances. Perfect for anyone on your list this year! Beveridge Craft Beer and Soap Company at 51 North Main Street in Wolfeboro, offers beer tastings at their popular soap store, where you’ll find soaps with names like Man Cave, Dude, Intoxicated, Beach Bum, and Happy Hour. Soaps are made using the finest nat-

ural oils and butters, and of course, beer. You might ask yourself, “Why beer?” “Well, there are actually many benefits to using beer in a soap recipe instead of water,” says soap maker, Lisa Beveridge, “The hops in beer have soothing properties for irritated skin, amino acids to soften skin, and polyphenols, which have an anti-bacterial effect.” I like their Citrus Soap of course, which contains Sam Adams Summer Ale. Visit them online at or call 978-880-3013 for store hours. Lilly Glatz of Cardigan Mountain Soapworks has been making soap for over 30 years, first starting when she was pregnant with her daughter, because she wanted her new baby to have the most natural products available. Years later, Lilly has three young granddaughters who have only used her soap since their first baths! Business has been booming, with new products like custom soaps for weddings and showers, and an adorable retail shop in Alexandria. She sells over 80 kinds of soaps with plenty to choose from, but her most popular soaps are Oatmeal Almond Honey, Lemongrass-Sage, Lavender Oatmeal with shea butter, and the energizing Morning Wake-MeUp. She also makes natural “Bugs Away” and “Ticks Away” repellent sprays, along with other botanical

products. Her newest product is a gift box containing tiny bars of soaps that have encouraging quotes on their labels. “So many people I know are going through difficult times,” says Lilly, “I wanted to give

them something that could offer a little encouragement along with aromatherapy.” The Cardigan Mountain SoapWorks store is located at 464 Mount Cardigan Road in Alexandria, and is open from 11 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. There are soaps for everyone on your list, with floral varieties, herbal formulas, earthy scents, winter-themed scents, fruity fragrances, and aromatherapy blends. Lilly also carries plenty of other gift items, including lip balm, essential oils, bath salts, lotions, local honey, maple syrup, items for pets, candles, and various teas. Visit the shop, or order online at If you have any questions, call 1-888-288-2248. Support local Lakes Region businesses this holiday season, and treat your skin to a wonderful, homemade soap!

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