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A Visit to Castle in the Clouds By Mark Okrant Photo courtesy Castle in the Cloud There are not many places that offer a combination of breathtaking views, distinctive architecture, the ability to step back in time while experiencing timeless innovations, and an opportunity to dine beneath a New Hampshire sky. Moultonborough’s Castle in the Clouds is just such a place. Occupied originally by Native Americans, the area became known to earliest white settlers as Ossipee Mountain Park. So isolated was the area that the first house wasn’t built until 1792, by the Lee family. The Lee Settlement was occupied continuously until the last generation of young people chose to leave the area during the nineteenth century. By 1886, industrialist B.F. Shaw acquired 350 acres and began construction of his impressive summer residence, Weelahka Hall. Shaw regularly hosted numerous distinguished guests on the property, including John Greenleaf Whittier, Lucy Larcom, and Robert Frost, all of whom enjoyed the property’s rambling paths, picturesque bridges, numerous waterfalls, and spectacular views. In 1911, shoe magnate Thomas G. Plant, having just sold his holdings, took a vast sum of cash and purchased 6300 acres of Ossipee Mountain Park land. Plant’s new property included one and one-half miles of shoreline on Moultonborough Bay, and a 1300-foot

high rocky outcrop, once called the “Crow’s Nest” by Shaw, as the site for his future mansion. It is clear that Plant selected Ossipee Mountain Park because of the abundant natural gifts the location offered. Shortly after purchasing the property, he hired one of the top architectural firms of the day, J. William Beal and his sons, to design a new, state of the art residence for him and his wife, Olive. When Plant, the Beals, and a team of international artisans had completed their work, the result was magnificent. “Lucknow,” a two-story, 16 room, 10,000 square-foot mansion, was built in the arts-and-crafts style. The

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mansion was hand hewn, using local materials, with the exterior covered in granite rock quarried on the property, and featuring wooden rafter tails that protruded from under the roof. The interior contained decorative oak beams from Maine, bronze and tile from Spain and Italy, terra cotta, and Tiffany glass. Hundreds of laborers were hired to complete the grandiose plans for the surrounding property. When their work was done, Lucknow was complemented by a 10-stall stable of stone with living quarters and six car garage, two gatehouses, a two-mile long entrance road, miles of stone walls, a 30-mile

long carriage road, 28 miles of hiking trails positioned strategically along cascading waterfalls, as well as a fiveacre lake, numerous farm buildings, a 100-foot long greenhouse, and a ninehole golf course. Although Plant was forced to sell Lucknow in his later years, he remained there until his death in 1941. It was the new owners, Richard and Donald Robie, who renamed the property “Castle in the Clouds” upon opening it to the public in 1956. In 1991, the estate was purchased by Castle Acquisition Partnership with the intention of producing Castle Springs bottled water. Subsequently, in January of 2002, the property (5,500 acres) was bought by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. The management of Castle Preservation Society Trust has kept the Castle open to the public, as the mansion and grounds are now on the National Register of Historic Places (effective in 2018). Arriving at the front gate by way of New Hampshire Routes 25 and 171, one may access the Castle by two entrances. After paying admission, one then drives along a winding road past a beautiful glacial erratic, and along Shannon Brook, before being treated to a view of the 40-foot Falls of Song, the tallest of seven cascades on the property. Arriving at the former Plant family stable, one may choose to • Castle Continued on page 4

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Page 4 | THE LAKER | July 15, 2019 • Castle Continued from page 3 dine at the Carriage House Restaurant while taking in gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. The restaurant has an excellent menu that includes vegetarian and gluten-free items. The proprietors offer Dinner Music Nights on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, between June 24 and August 22. For those who prefer lighter fare or regionally popular Kellerhaus ice cream, Cones in the Clouds is operated from 10:30 am to 4 pm, seasonally, weather permitting. Given the Castle’s outstanding setting and fascinating history, the temptation to visit the mansion is too much to resist. Visitors meet a trolley at the Carriage House, with one departing every 15 minutes like clockwork. Exiting the trolley, one of the first things one realizes is that the views at the Castle are even more spectacular than they were at the Carriage House. Entering the mansion is like stepping

back in time. With many visitors describing the two-story house as a warm place that feels like home, it is clear Olive Plant’s touch has not been lost with the passage of time. While visiting the Castle, you will not want to miss the opportunity to view the mistress of the house’s clothing. If you’re one of those people who feels funny about wandering through a stranger’s house on your own, it is possible to receive a guided tour. However, the Castle’s staff has prepared for the more adventuresome by providing copies of a floor plan in the main hall. Highlights of the mansion and grounds include a litany of innovations that one would never imagine existed a century ago. Among these are: hydroelectric power for electricity, refrigerators, needle showers, intercoms, as well as central vacuuming and fire suppression systems. To fully appreciate all of them, the basement tour is a must. Visitors should not just limit

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themselves to the inside of Lucknow. The grounds feature beautiful gardens, as well as hiking and walking pathways, and horseback trails and carriage roads that are simply amazing. One shouldn’t miss the pond, waterfalls, and meadow. The mansion, its carriage house, gift shop, art gallery, café and patio are open to the public from late May until early October. The Castle in the Clouds provides a number of special events as well as indoor and outdoor activities for children. Tours, for a maximum of eight persons, are available through

October 21, at 11 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm. However, be advised—the property hosts approximately 40,000 visitors annually, so, you’ll want to schedule these in advance. Same day admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Castle in the Clouds is located at 455 Old Mountain Road in Moultonborough. For more information about tickets as well as dining and events, call 603-4765900, or visit www.castleintheclouds. org.

West Coast meets East Coast at Tuftonboro Free Library Nicholas Moore’s artistry with Carmel Beach. Through his artistic a wood lathe is on display this process, Moore allows each shape month in “West to “emerge,” so the Coast East Coast,” piece itself actually a new exhibit of dictates its ultimate beautifully handfinished form. turned bowls, As each piece is vases, platters, and finished, the focus free form art pieces is to highlight featuring wood the unique grain species indigenous pattern, color, to the West and and texture of the East coasts of the wood. United States. Exhibit visitors Woods from the will be struck by West Coast include An East Coast “Clamshell” of the different wood local White Birch with natural California Redwood, types, colors, and edges frames the view of a sailboat Pacific Madrone, on Lake Winnipesaukee. grains in the varied Olive, Bay Laurel, and beautiful wood and California species found on the Walnut. Native New Hampshire West and East coasts. Most pieces species include Apple, Maple, Oak, are available for sale, and touching White Birch, Poplar, and Cherry. is very much encouraged! Also, there are a few “exotics”, The exhibit is on display through such as Marble Wood, Purple July. The library is located at 221 Heartwood, and Leopardwood. Middle Road in Center Tuftonboro, Every raw piece of wood is New Hampshire. hand selected, and some have For more information, contact the been found in unlikely places, library at 603-569-4256 or email info@tuftonborolibrary.org. from construction scrap heaps to

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It’s Blueberry Season in the Lakes Region! By Sarah Wright One of my favorite things about summer is all of the sweet, ripe fruit, and I look forward to it every year. New Hampshire’s Lakes Region is full of wonderful farms with an abundance of apples, cherries, strawberries, peaches, pumpkins, blueberries, and raspberries—all waiting to be picked! And if you like blueberries, you’ll be happy to know the season is just starting! This means weeks of delicious blueberries are now upon us. Blueberries have many health benefits. Enjoy a handful of blueberries and you’ll be getting vitamins C and K, fiber, manganese, and antioxidants. They’re yummy plain, but there are so many other ways to enjoy them. I love them in pancakes or on vanilla ice cream, but popular recipe searches online show that muffins, pie, crisp, and buckle are all favorites. Purchase amazing blueberries at your local farmers market, or work up an appetite by going directly to the source. Bring along family and friends to one of the area’s wonderful farms, and enlist their help in filling up a basket of blueberries. Here are some pick-yourown locations. Butternut Farm in Farmington is a popular spot, and when you visit, you’ll see why. The farm is beautiful and all the crops are well tended. When I went with my boys, we got there around 9 am, and the parking lot was almost full. It’s obvious that people take their berry picking very seriously! (They probably also want to beat the heat of the afternoon.) While the kids visited with the goats and chickens, I checked out the sign to see what was available that day. Then we went into the farm stand to pick up some cardboard pints. If you’re lucky, there will be some fresh cinnamon sugar donuts available. We also enjoyed the homemade oatmeal raisin cookies, and I picked up some

triple berry jam for later. The boys were eager to help with the picking as well as the eating, and we decided to pick both raspberries and blueberries. It felt like a treasure hunt, especially when we would find very ripe berries beneath some of the leaves. I taught the kids what to look for, and they soon became expert berry pickers. I always like to pick extra blueberries, so I can freeze some for later. Like many other farms these days, this farm plants high-bush cultivated blueberries, which are easier to pick. My back was thankful for that! Butternut Farm uses sustainable farming practices to better care for the local environment and is looking to add more green technology in the future. The Burnap family started planting fruit over 10 years ago, and is looking forward to many more years of providing fresh fruit to their customers. The blueberry plants will be thriving by the end of July, and more and more bushes have been planted to keep up with yearly demand. The farm is located at 195 Meaderboro Road in Farmington. I made a right onto Meetinghouse Road from Route 11, and there were signs along the route to direct visitors. The farm is open from Tuesday through Sunday at 8 am until 4 pm. Please note that Butternut Farm may change picking conditions by the hour, so all customers are encouraged to call the farm at 603-335-4705 before arriving for the latest picking updates. For pricing information, or further details on specific varieties, visit www. butternutfarm.net. When I’m driving around the lake,

I often see signs for pick-your-own berries, and there are local favorites, I’m sure. Berry picking will never go out of style, and I found a few locations that have been thriving for years. Surowiec Farm in Sanbornton is a great picking spot for blueberries. The farm is on Perley Hill Road, and is open seven days a week 9 am to 5:30 pm. The farm offers pick your own blueberries from mid-July through the end of August, when their apple season begins. The blueberry bushes are irrigated, high bush cultivars, which produce large, tasty berries and are convenient for picking. Bring your camera to take photos of the beautiful views while you’re there. For the latest updates on picking conditions, call 603286-4069. Containers are provided. Also in Sanbornton is Wild Berry Farm on Calef Hill Road. They are open in July and August for blueberry picking, or already picked blueberries. Call 603-266-7898 for updated information. Berry Knoll Farm on Brownfield Road in Eaton has blueberries available in July and August, seven days a week. This is a unique farm that also has gooseberries and currants as well. If you are a flower fan, they also have over 200 varieties of daylilies, so you can pick some flowers to put on the table when you serve your blueberry pie. For picking information, call 603447-3994. Triple Trouble Farm on Cherry Valley Road in Gilford grows organic berries, without using any toxic herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides. The farm is open Thursday through Friday,

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Through Aug. 30, Michele Johnsen exhibit, Art Gallery at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center, public welcome, 32 N. Main St., Rochester, 948-1099. July 15, Nick Golf Classic & Tournament of Champions, 1 pm, Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club, New Durham, 569-1909, holly@thenick.org. July 15, Solar Gazing in the Field with NH Astronomical Society, noon-4 pm, free, weather permitting, Castle in the Clouds, Moultonboro, 476-5900, castleintheclouds. org. July 15, Tea Party in Butterfly Garden with Floral Arranging with Jo-Anne Cole, 10 am, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol, 744-3352. July 15-19, Weaving Intensive Workshop, 9 am-4 pm, taught by Sara Goodman, Sandwich Home Industries/Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6831. July 16, Adult Craft: Herbal Foot Spa Treatment with Melissa Morrison, 6 pm, Laconia Public Library, 695 Main St., Laconia, 524-4775. July 16, Alton Historical Society Program, 7-9 pm, free, public welcome, speaker TBA, takes place at Gilman Library, Main St., Alton, altonhistorical@gmail.com. July 16, Don Bartenstein concert, 5 pm, Marceau Park, downtown Franklin, info: 934-1901. July 16, Guided Paddle with Rick Van De Poll, 1-4 pm, meet at Grey Rocks Conservation Area/Hebron, paddle along northern Newfound Water Trail, info: 7448689. July 16, Ossipee Historical Society talk “Grandpa’s Logging Stories”, plus the tools he used in logging, 5:30 pm, Historic Courthouse, 20 Courthouse Square, Ossipee, 5391002. July 16, Patton’s Way: A Radical Theory of War, talk & book signing by author James Morningstar, Army Lt. Col. (Retired), 7-8 pm, Wright Museum of World War II, 77 Center St., Wolfeboro, 569-1212, www.wrightmuseum.org. July 17, Cate Park Band Concert, 7:30 pm, Town Docks, Wolfeboro. July 17, Feather Wool Tree Class with Jean Reed, 9 am-5 pm, League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, DW Highway, Meredith, pre-register: 2797920. July 17, Geneva Point: from Poultry Farm to Summer Camp, talk by historian Cristina Ashjian, Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Route 3, Weirs (next to Funspot), 7 pm (free for members, $5 fee for non-members; seating limited, reserve at 603-366-5950 or by e-mail: lakewinnipesaukeemuseum@gmail.com) July 17, Gilford Community Band Concert Series, 7:30 pm, free, takes place at bandstand in Gilford Village Field, or if raining in Gilford High School Auditorium, info: 527-4722. July 17, Live Animal Show, 2 pm, The Libby Museum, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-1035, www.thelibbymuseum.org. July 17, PlayMais Turtle workshop, class for children, Sandwich Home Industries/ Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6831. July 17, Yoga at the Castle, 6 pm, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 4765900, $15 per person per class. July 18, Big Picture Band, summer concert series, 6:30 pm, 19 Mile Bay Beach, Tuftonboro, free, bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating, concessions available, concert is weather permitting, www.Tuftonboro.org. July 18, Summer Nature Talk Series, Ben Kilham: The Social Black Bear, 7-8:30 pm, free, Loon Center, 183 Lee’s Mill Rd., Moultonboro, 476-5666, www.loon.org. July 19, Arts in the Park, Michael Vincent Band, 6-8 pm, free, public welcome, Rotary Park, Belknap Mill, Beacon St. East, Laconia, 524-8813. July 19, Music in the Park, 10 am-noon, kids concert with Rob Duquette, free, public welcome, Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, 524-8813. July 19, Take a Hike with Slim Baker Exec. Director, meet at Slim Baker Lodge, Bristol at 10 am, 744-2713. July 19 & 20, The Village Players monthly movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, 7:30 pm. Wolfeboro. Tickets $5 p/p and available at the door at 7 pm. Snacks, popcorn, and water are available in the meeting room before the film begins, info: 569-9656, www.village-players.com. July 19-21, Christmas in July Craft Fair, 10 am-5 pm on Fri. & Sat.; 10 am-4 pm on Sunday, 80 Academy Drive, Rt. 28, Wolfeboro, over 85 exhibitors, www. joycescraftshows.com. July 20, A Day of Glass, 10 am-4 pm, Mumandi Studio, Brown Hill Rd., N. Sandwich, pre-register/info: mumandiglass@aol.com, 944-0018. July 20, All Saints Summer Fair, 9:30 am-1 pm, baked goods, white elephant tables, plants, food, a place to receive prayer requests, 258 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-3453. (This is the 58th annual fair!) July 20, Annual Loon Census & Loon Festival, 8 am, followed by Loon Festival, 10 am-2 pm, Loon Preservation Committee, Loon Center, Moultonboro, games, face painting, demos and more, www.loon.org. July 20, Antique Appraisals, 10 am-2 pm, Sanbornton Historical Society, Lane Tavern, Rt. 132, Sanbornton Square, info: info@lanetavern.org. Also Tavern Tours from 10:30 am-2 pm.

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July 20, Celtic music concert with Jim Tirrell-Wysocki, 6 pm, Hebron Gazebo, in the village of Hebron, ice cream social by Friends of Hebron Library, info: 744-3335. July 20, Eco Tours, 10:30 am-noon, Wild Meadow Paddle Sports, 6 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, NH, info@wildmeadowpaddlesports.com, 253-7536. Naturalist, Tara Schroeder, leads tour of Center Harbor Bay. She describes how the lake was formed, and how the bay was transformed as transportation and industry came to the region. Loons, Otters, and Bald Eagles are often sighted. (Also on Aug. 3 & 17.) July 20, Fireworks, 10 pm, Weirs Beach, www.weirsbeach.com. July 20, Granite Kid Triathlon, 8 am, Brewster Beach, Wolfeboro, www.wolfeboronh. us/parks-recreation. July 20, Island Heritage Paddle, 9 am, Sister Islands, Wentworth Water Shed, Wolfeboro, info: 534-0222. July 20, Make Your Own Herbal Products: Harvest, Dry and Infuse, 1-4 pm, preregistration required. Learn “how to” steps to bring herbal medicine into your life. Practice the secrets of successful harvesting and drying, make and taste infusions, and take home plant materials and a thorough printed guide. Held outside in gardens and under shelter, rain or shine. Please call to discuss accessibility needs. Remick Museum, Tamworth, 323-7591. July 20, Meet the Lost in Space Robot, 10 am-5 pm, Wolfeboro Bay Hobby Shop, 15 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 515-1115. (Robot is the original from the TV series. Event coincides with 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Take a photo with the robot for free.) July 20, NE Water Ski Show, 8 am-5 pm, Back Bay, Wolfeboro, hosted by Abenaki Water Ski Club, 393-7307. July 20, Pancake Breakfast, 8-10:30 am, Sanbornton Historical Society, Lane Tavern, Rt. 132, Sanbornton Square, info: info@lanetavern.org. July 20, Rockin’ Rotary Block Party, 5:30-8:30 pm, music, food, games and more, Kelley Park, Bristol, 744-3354. July 20, Shana Stack Band, summer concert series, Alton Bay Bandstand, free, 7-9 pm, bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. July 20, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www. tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

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July 20, Tuftonboro Grange Penny Sale, 4 pm, drawings begin at 6 pm, Tuftonboro Grange Hall, 157 Middle Rd., Rt. 109A, Center Tuftonboro, 569-1887. July 21, Club Soda, 6:30 pm, free, Tilton Island Park/Savina Hartwell Bandstand, Tilton, bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating, 286-3000. July 21, Summer Splash, fundraiser for Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, held at Barn on Pemi, Plymouth, 5-10 pm, apps, dancing, silent auction, tickets: 968-7194. July 22, Solar Gazing in the Field with NH Astronomical Society, noon-4 pm, free, weather permitting, Castle in the Clouds, Moultonboro, 476-5900, castleintheclouds.org. July 23, Castle Close Up: Technology Tour, 6 pm, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 476-5900, free, castleintheclouds.org. July 23, Doug Towle’s Antique Gilmanton Homes, Gilmanton Historical Society program, 7 pm, Old Town Hall, Gilmanton Iron Works, free, public welcome, info: jdickey@metrocast.net. July 23, Lantern Class, 6-8 pm, Mumandi Studio, Brown Hill Rd., N. Sandwich, preregister/info: mumandiglass@aol.com, 944-0018. July 23, Lil Penny Band concert, 5 pm, Marceau Park, downtown Franklin, info: 9341901. July 23, Mosaics to Go Workshop, 10 am-3 pm, for ages 9-12, taught by Lizz Van Saun, Sandwich Home Industries/Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6831. July 23, Skywatch, all ages welcome, 8 pm, Paul School, Sanbornville, program of Gafney Library, info: 522-3401. July 23, Wright Museum of WWII Symposium, talk by authors Alex Kershaw and Patrick K. O’Donnell, 1-5 pm, Wolfeboro Great Hall, 86 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, presented by Wright Museum of World War II, 569-1212, www.wrightmuseum.org. July 23 & 30, 2-Day Beginner Oil Painting Class with Ann Xavier, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, League of NH Craftsman Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, pre-register: 279-7920. July 23-Aug. 3, Arts Week, Canterbury Shaker Village presents two weeks of performances and activities. Visit with artists in residences in their own studio spaces within the Village’s historic buildings, wander the grounds and experience contemporary outdoor sculpture, sign up for a variety of workshops, and much more. Culminates on Aug. 3 with series of performances celebrating the integration of art at Canterbury Shaker Village, Shaker Rd., Canterbury, 783-9511.

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July 24, Cate Park Band Concert, 7:30 pm, Town Docks, Wolfeboro. July 24, Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn (NH Humanities), talk by architect and historian Tom Hubka, Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Route 3, Weirs (next to Funspot), 7 pm (free; seating limited, reserve at 603-366-5950 or by e-mail: lakewinnipesaukeemuseum@gmail.com)

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July 24, Live Animal Show, 2 pm, The Libby Museum, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-1035, www.thelibbymuseum.org. July 24, Oil, Ice & Bone: Arctic Whaler Nathaniel Ransom, talk by Helen Frink, 7 pm, Quincy Bog Natural Area, Rumney, 786-9465, www.quincybog.org.

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July 24, Wellness Wednesday Hike, 1 pm, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 476-5900, free, castleintheclouds.org. July 24 &/or July 25, Painting the Many Moods and Facets of Water in Watercolor Workshop, 10 am-4 pm, taught by Robert O’Brien, Sandwich Home Industries/ Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main St., Center Sandwich, 284-6831. July 25, Kamp KAOS, presented by Franklin Area Children’s Theatre, Franklin Opera House, Central St., Franklin, tickets/info: 934-1901.

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July 25, Lecture Series, 7 pm, Squam Lakes Assoc.’s Rebecca Hanson program about lake ecology, protection of our lakes against invasive species like milfoil. NH Boat Museum, 399 Center St., Wolfeboro, 569-4554, free admission. June 25, Outdoor Walk, 10-11:30 am, learn to recognize abundance of useful, interesting, edible or medicinal plants on the grounds of Remick Musuem, and perhaps ones that also grow in your own backyard. Come to one or multiple walks. With each succeeding walk, recognize plants as they change through their lifecycle and add new plants to your repertoire. Walks are fun and casual, but feel free to bring a small notebook or camera to help your memory. Additional walk dates thru October. Dress for the day’s weather and varied terrain. Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, 323-7591. July 25, Pottery Bowl Basket Class with Jean Reed, 9 am-5 pm, League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, DW Highway, Meredith, info/register: 2797920. July 25, Summer Nature Talk Series, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center presentation on Creatures of the Night, 7-8:30 pm, free, Loon Center, 183 Lee’s Mill Rd., Moultonboro, 476-5666, www.loon.org. July 25, Town Wide Appraisal Day, 7-8:30 pm, get your treasures appraised by local antiques dealer, Paul Hough, Center Harbor Historical Society, 94 Dane Rd., Center Harbor, info 968-3902. ONGOING: Art at the Gafney, exhibit/fundraiser, on view until Aug. 17, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1 to 7 pm and Friday and Saturday 9 am to 12:30 pm. Gafney Library, High St., Sanbornville, info: 522-3401. Belknap Mill, programs, exhibits and self-guided tours of the Power House, 1823 historic former textile mill, The Mill Plaza, 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia, 524-8813. Benz Center Senior Meals, Sandwich, each Wed. at noon. Well-balanced meal. Age 60 and older, small donation requested, 284-7211, www.benzcommunitycenter.webs.com.

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Bolduc Park Golf Course, non-profit, volunteer run 9-hole, par-3 golf course and disc golf course, available for public use for modest donation, info: 524-1370. 282 Gilford Ave., Gilford, open daily 7 am-7 pm. Book Sale, first Sat. of each month, Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 10 am-noon, 323-8510. Bristol Farmers Market, 10 am-2 pm, Saturdays, Mill Stream Park, Rt. 3A, Bristol.

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Bristol Historical Society, displays of local interest, free, public welcome, open JuneOct. Tuesdays 6-8 pm & Saturdays 10 am-noon, High St., Bristol, info: 744-2751. Canterbury Community Farmers Market, 4-6:30 pm, June 5-Oct. 2, held in parking lot/field by Elkins Library, Canterbury, rain or shine, vendors, music, food, info: ccfma. net. Canterbury Shaker Village, open 10 am-4 pm, exhibits, tours, special events, food, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, 783-9511, www.shakers.org. Clark House Museum Complex, July 5-Aug. 31, open on Wed.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 10 am-2 pm, tours, S. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-4997. Dinosaurs Alive! on exhibit July 1-Sept. 30, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194, www.nhnature.org. Exploring the Summer of ’69 When Laconia & the World Had Space Fever, Laconia Historical & Museum Society, exhibit in rotunda at Laconia Public Library, free, from May 31-Sept. 21, info: 527-1278.

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55 Plus Singles Club, meets Tuesdays at 6 pm, make new friends, hobbies, share stories, music, recipes and more, Tuftonboro Free Library, 221 Middle Rd., Center Tuftonboro, 569-4256. FIKA, every Saturday from noon to 1 pm, experience the custom of FIKA, with a complimentary slice of Scandinavian Almond Cake, Betty Schneider’s Scandinavian Baking, Rt. 113 East, 12 Deer Hill Road, Chocorua, 323-2021. Franklin Farmers Market, 3-6 pm, on lawn of Franklin Regional Hospital, 15 Aiken Ave., Franklin, every Tues. through Sept., 934-2060. Gilford Community Band Concert Series, 7:30 pm, Wed. evenings in summer, free, takes place in Gilford Village Field, or if raining in Gilford High School Auditorium, info: 527-4722. Gilford Farmers Market, 9 am-noon, Saturdays, 88 Belknap Mt. Rd. at Benjamin Rowe House, Gilford, info: Gilford Farmers Market on Facebook. Hill Historical Society, open house during July - Sept, held second Sat. of the month, 10 am-2 pm, Town Meeting House, 265 Murray Hill Rd., Hill, info: hillhistoricalsociety@ gmail.com. Hooks and Needles, knitting and crocheting group, 9:30-11 am, Meredith Community Center, One Circle Drive, Meredith, 279-4538.


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Wolfeboro Casuals

In the Round, 8:45 am, thought-provoking discussion, Benz Center Sunday mornings, Sandwich, all are welcome to discuss wide range of topics, 284-7532. Laconia Farmers Market, 8:30 am-noon, Saturdays, City Hall parking lot, Beacon St., June-Sept., info: laconiafarmersmarket.com. Lakes Region Fiber Artists and Crafters, Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1 pm, drop-in fiber arts group, work on rug hooking, needlecrafts, knitting, etc., Gilford Public Library, 31 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, 524-6042. Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group, meets monthly in Wolfeboro; call for time/ location/info: 569-2428. Libby Museum, natural history museum featuring the collections of Dr. Henry Forrest Libby, Abenaki artifacts, fossils, furs, Gov. Wentworth mansion relics, maps, adult and children’s programs, exhibits of contemporary art by local artists, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-1035, www.thelibbymuseum.org. Lucknow Revealed, Castle in the Clouds Gallery Exhibit, May 25-Oct. 27, Castle Carriage House, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, 476-5900, castleintheclouds. org. Lunch Box to Paint Box, noon-1 pm, first Wed. of each month, bring your own lunch and watch an art painting demo by artist in residence Larry Frates, Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, free, 524-8813. Masonic Breakfast, first Sun. of each month, 7-11:30 am, 35 Trotting Track Road, Wolfeboro. Fresh fruit, omelets made to order, scrambled eggs, hash browns, cereal, etc.

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Morning Moondala Beach Yoga, through Aug. 23, Albee Beach and Carry Beach, Wolfeboro, info@moondalayoga.com. Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, interactive science museum, open daily 10 am-5 pm, (closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Explore the science of climate and weather through interactive exhibits, 2779 White Mt. Highway, N. Conway, 356-2137. New Hampton Farmers Market, June-Oct., 9 am-noon, Saturdays, Town House, off Rt. 104, New Hampton, 968-9530. Open Studio, 10 am-noon, Mondays, drop-in painting group, open to public age 18 and up, beginner to advanced welcome, free, no instruction, bring your own supplies, Lakes Region Art Assoc., Tilton Rd., Tanger Outlet Mall, Tilton, info: 991-2137.

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Paddle Board Yoga, 9:30-11:30 am, Wild Meadow Paddle Sports, every Wed. & Sunday, 6 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, NH, info@wildmeadowpaddlesports.com, 2537536. An experienced yoga instructor will have you walking up and down the board and doing poses you didn’t think you could do! Beginners are encouraged! Class sizes are limited so book now. Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, dawn-dusk, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia. Historic farm with 160 acres offers 3 miles of hiking trails, bird and wildlife viewing plus barn. Events and programs throughout the year. Call 366-5695, www. prescottfarm.org. Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, 323-7591, www.remickmuseum. org. River Otter Feeding, a special river otter feeding every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 am. See the two playful resident river otters enjoy an early lunch. Expert volunteers tell visitors about otter biology and ecology, while also serving up a tasty treat or two. River otter feeding time is included in regular trail admission. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, 968-7194. Saturday Writer’s Group, 10 am-noon, join fellow aspiring writers and meet authors for informal weekly roundtable, Tuftonboro Library, 221 Middle Rd, Center Tuftonboro, www.tuftonborolibrary.org., 569-4256. Sculpture Walk Tours, self-guided, sponsored by Greater Meredith Program, free, open to public, www.greatermeredithprogram.com, maps/info: 279-9015. Summer Nature Talk Series, 7 pm, Loon Center, every Thursday, talks on a variety of topics. Free admission, donations welcome, Loon Center, Lee’s Mills Rd., Moultonboro, 476-5666, www.loon.org. Tamworth Adult Book Group, meets 4th or 5th Wed. of each month, 10:30 am, Cook Memorial Library, 93 Main St., Tamworth, info: 323-8510. Tamworth & the Civil War Exhibit, May 27-Oct. 14, Tamworth History Center, 25 Great Hill Rd., Tamworth, 323-2911, www.tamworthhistorycenter.org. Team Trivia Every Monday, 7 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com. Theater Thursday Matinee, first Thursday of each month, 2-4 pm, Gilman Library, Main St., Alton, new and classic movies shown, free, 875-2550. Weekly Book Sale, starting Saturday, July 6, and held every Saturday in July and August at Union Congregational Church, 80 Main Street, Village of Union in the town of Wakefield, from 9 am-1 pm. Proceeds go to the church and towards the expenses of restoring and maintaining the Reunion Grange/Hotchkiss Commons. A variety of books with stock changing regularly. Coffee and treats available. Parking behind the church and in front of the Commons. Info: Betty at 473-2727. Wolfeboro Farmers Market, Thursdays from 12:30-4:30 pm, May 23-Oct. 31, Clark Park, 233 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, www.WolfeboroAreaFarmersMarket.com. Youth & Adult Sailing Classes, June-Aug., learn to sail or race a sailboat. NH Boat Museum & Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation offer a variety of sailing classes for youth and adults. Info: www.NHBM.org.

Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Mansion tours • Lake-view dining Gallery exhibit • Horseback riding Hiking trails & waterfalls Upcoming Programs and Events

Dinner Music Nights Every Mon, Tues, & Thurs. • 5:30-8:30pm thru Aug. 22 • Reservations required and cover charge Mon & Thurs. Book online or at 603-476-5900 Presented by Parker Realty Group & Joy Messino and supported by the Laker

Solar Gazing Every Monday now-Aug 26 • 12-4 pm • FREE Weather permitting. Please call 603-476-5900 for updates. Sponsored by SYSCO

Castle Close-up: Technology Tour July 23 • 6-7pm • $25 Adults, $22 Members Tickets Available online or at 603-476-5410 Sponsored by Christopher P. Williams Architects

Wellness Wed: Guided Hike of Brook Walk Trail • FREE • July 24 • 1pm Weather permitting • Please meet at Cones in the Clouds Sponsored by Ballentine Partners, LLC and Huggins Hospital

Open Air Landscape Art Jul 30 • 10am-12pm • $12 non-members, $10 members Register online or by calling 603-476-5410 2019 Presenting Sponsor

Visit castleintheclouds.org to view all our programs & events!

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July 15, Katie Dobbins performs, 4 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 2939841, www.patrickspub.com. July 15, Music Night, Eric Grant performs, 5:30 pm, dinner and music on the terrace, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, reservations: 476-5900, castleintheclouds. org. July 16, Lettuce, 7:30 pm, Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, info: 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com.

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July 16, Open Mic Night, hosted by Paul Luff, 7:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com. July 17, Advice to the Players Summer Concert Series presents Lakeview Chamber Players Group, 7:30 pm, the Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, www.advicetotheplayers. org/the-concerts-series. July 17, Cody James performs, 8 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-9841, www.patrickspub.com. (603) 293-0841 • info@patrickspub.com • patrickspub.com • 18 Weirs Rd. Gilford, NH 03249

July 17-28, Ragtime, Inter-Lakes Summer Theatre, Laker Lane, Meredith, 707-6035, www.interlakestheatre.com.

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July 18, Dinner and Sunset Cruise, 5-8 pm, Walter’s Basin dinner and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194.

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July 18, Don Bartenstein performs, 8 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 2939841, www.patrickspub.com.

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July 19, Dueling Pianos: Matt Langley vs. Jon Lorentz, 9 pm, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com. July 19, Edwin McCain, 7:30 pm, Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, info: 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com. July 19, Steep Canyon Rangers concert, 7:30 pm, presented by Great Waters Music Festival, takes place at Kingswood Arts Center, Wolfeboro, tickets/info: greatwaters. org or 569-7710. July The RPP Band, 9 pm, Tower Hill Tavern, 264 Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach, 3669100, www.towerhilltavern.com. July 20, George Belli performs, 9 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-9841, www.patrickspub.com. July 20, Jonathan Edwards and Liz Longley, 7:30 pm, Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, info: 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com. July 20, Swing Dance with Tall Granite Big Band, 7 pm, Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia, info: 527-0043, www.pitmansfreightroom.com. July 21, Summer Splash Gala, 5 pm, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194. July 21, Uncle Kracker, 6 pm, The Big House, 322 Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach, 3669100. July 22, An Evening with the Artists, grand opening celebration for newly installed sculptures at the Meredith Sculpture Walk, meet the artists, Greater Meredith Program, info: 279-9015. July 22, Katie Dobbins performs, 4 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 2939841, www.patrickspub.com. July 23, Open Mic Night, hosted by Paul Luff, 7:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com. July 24, Cody James performs, 8 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-9841, www.patrickspub.com. July 25, Jim Tyrell performs, 8 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-9841, www.patrickspub.com.

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Ongoing Contra Dance, beginner lesson at 7:30 pm, dance starts at 8 pm, Old Town Hall, Rt. 140, Gilmanton, takes place second Sat. of each month, $8 admission, https://www. facebook.com/groups/. Day and Evening Cruises, M/S Mount Washington, Weirs Beach, departures/schedule: 366-BOAT, www.cruisenh.com. Friday Theme cruises in July & Aug., Dinner Dance Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a sunset dinner cruise and dancing to live music with various themes. Must be 21 or over unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian. From Weirs Beach, 7-10 pm. 366-5331, www. cruiseNH.com. Irish Music Session, 7 pm, weekly on Fridays, Kathleen’s Cottage, 90 Lake St., Bristol, 744-6336. Ladies Night, every Wed. from 5-10 pm, half priced drinks for ladies at the bar, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-9841, www.patrickspub.com. Old-Time Country, Bluegrass, Gospel Music Jam Session, Tuesdays year round, 6:30-9:30 pm, Historic Old White Church, Rt. 109A, Tuftonboro, 569-3861. Open Mic Night, 7 pm, every Tues., Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com. Senior Discount Monday Night Dinner Cruises, swing to the oldies aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Experience the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a sunset cruise while you dance to the tunes of the “Good Old Days”. Buffet dinner is included. Age 60 & over qualify for discount on Monday nights. Mondays, July 1-Aug. 26. Departs Weirs Beach, 6-9 pm. 366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com.


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Children’s Story Hour at New Hampshire Boat Museum On Friday, July 19 and August 16, the Wolfeboro Public Library will visit New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) for Children’s Story Hour. At the events, Barbara Widmer, children’s librarian at Wolfeboro Public Library, will take children and their parents through what NHBM Executive Director Martha Cummings referred to as a special family storytime. “Children’s Story Hour is a great summer activity for families with young children,” she said. Both events take place in the morning from 10:30 to 11:30 am “You can start the day with a story and

Story hour at Boat Museum then take the kids through the museum

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wonderful family day.” Children’s Story Hour is designed for children, ages 2 to 6. Admission for children and one accompanying adult is free. Founded in 1992 by antique and classic boating enthusiasts, NHBM is committed to inspire people of all ages with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the boating heritage of New Hampshire’s fresh waterways. To learn more about NHBM, or its events, visit nhbm.org. The Boat Museum is located at 399 Center Street in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Call 603-569-4554.

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‘Cue The Grill Grilled Fish & Seafood By Chef Kelly Ross When I think of the lakes, I think of what’s swimming in the waters and what tastes great on the grill; admittedly I think of the ocean because it has a vast variety of fish. Tasty fish from the water combined with a hot barbecue grill make for a great culinary formula. The possibilities are endless. Between all bodies of water, we will concentrate on the best possible delicacies the ocean and lakes have to offer. Today, I will share some exquisite recipes from the world of Surf, because there are plenty of great options. Most of today’s choices come from the Atlantic, but let’s start with a favorite right out of our back yard. This is for 4 servings and won’t take much

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July 15, 2019 | THE LAKER | Page 23 •’Cue the Grill Continued from page 22 or topped with a citrus glaze or an Orange Hollandaise Sauce, you have got yourself a very special treat. We are going with a glaze for this one and I guarantee it will be one you try again and again. This is for 4 servings and cooks up very quickly. Salmon with Orange Hollandaise Sauce ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice ¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice ¼ cup orange marmalade 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp soy sauce ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 tbsp water 4 plump fillets of salmon, skin on, 6-8 oz each Salt & pepper To make the sauce/glaze, combine the first 7 ingredients in a small saucepan. Put the pan on a medium heat, stirring often. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water and mix until smooth. Slowly stir the cornstarch mix into the saucepan and continue to stir, bringing the concoction to a boil until it starts to thicken. Turn to low-medium, stirring more, and than pull off the heat. On a well-greased, medium-high heated grill, put the salmon onto the grill, skin side down. Salt and pepper the tops of them, brush ½ the marinade over the 4 fillets and cook for about 10-12 minutes, depending on salmon

thickness. Close the grill cover at times if preferred. Once it’s cooked, the skin will come off easily. Plate the fish and hit them with the rest of the marinade and serve. Let’s give swordfish its proper due. Swordfish and salmon are 2 great swimmers, often accompanied by salsas, and this is one of those recipes. Most of the salsas are of the diced fruit and pepper variety, which are always big winners in my book. This one is different, but truly outstanding in its own right. This is a warm/room temp salsa right off the grill as opposed to a cool fresh salsa, and it is truly a perfect marriage with the swordfish. So let’s get to it, and this recipe feeds 4. Grilled Swordfish with a Grilled Tomato Salsa 1 lb of vine ripe tomatoes, free of stems and cores 2 shallots, peeled ½ cup olive oil, divided 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp red wine vinegar ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley 1 ½ tsp salt, divided ¾ tsp black pepper, divided 1 clove garlic, minced 4-8 oz swordfish steaks

minutes. Pop the shallots in a food processor and pulse until chopped. On a cutting board, quarter the tomatoes. Put them in the processor with the balsamic and red wine vinegars, cilantro, parsley, 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp pepper and 3 tbsp olive oil. Pulse until just chopped. This should be a chunky salsa, as I consider all salsas should be. If you want a soupy salsa, go to the store for something jarred. As for the centerpiece, combine 3 tbsp olive oil, garlic, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper in a bowl and pour onto a sheet pan. Plop the swordfish steaks on the pan, flip a couple of times to make sure they are well coated, and place on a medium high grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side. Put the swordfish on individual plates and top with the salsa, It is a very yummy flavor combo.

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Strafford Wind Symphony returns to bandstand The Friends of the Wolfeboro Community Bandstand welcomes the Strafford Wind Symphony back to Cate Park on Saturday, July 20 at 7 pm, for the third show in the free summer concert series. The group returns to the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and is set to entertain the crowd with patriotic numbers, as well as a mix of traditional music for wind ensemble. The Symphony is a 55-member group that meets weekly to rehearse. The group includes musicians from all walks of life, and members travel from Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire to share their passion for music. The group has performed numerous times at the Boston Festival of Bands, held annually at Faneuil Hall Marketplace each June, and is also a big supporter of National Music in our Schools Month, where the group performs concerts that are specifically geared toward young musicianship and often open up the stage to share with young musicians. In that same vein, the ensemble also opens its membership to talented high school students who want to broaden their musical horizons.

The band’s conductor and music director is Bruce Gatchell. He started as the assistant conductor in 1999 and became the music director in 2013. He has taught music in Rochester, Epping and Concord public schools and also taught at Plymouth State University. Gatchell has served for almost three decades as a teacher, conductor and counselor for the University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Music School. Now retired, he continues as music director for the Leddy Center for the Performing Arts Broadway musical productions. The Strafford Wind Symphony’s assistant conductor is Jeffrey Smith. He taught in Norwalk, Conn. public schools for 35 years and at Western Connecticut State University. He also plays many Wednesday nights in the Wolfeboro Community Bandstand as part of the Cate Park Band. He regularly guest conducts on the middle and high school levels and is an active music arranger and marching band drill and visual designer. The ensemble members believe in the power of music and share their commitment to music with the audiences they perform for each and every concert.

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Get Moving with Kids in the Park Kids in the Park, a new program offered by the Belknap Mill and sponsored by Laconia Kiwanis kicked off this summer with a Workout in the Park. Kids of all ages enjoyed movement activities in Riverside Rotary Park under the supervision of Janine Page and Trish Tryon from the Downtown Gym in Laconia, New Hampshire. The Kids in the Park series focuses on fun, interactive activities for Lakes Region children and their families while enjoying one of Laconia’s most beautiful public parks. The program runs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in July, offering a different program each day. Program calendars can be found at www.belknapmill. org, the Belknap Mill Facebook page, in Laconia Links and in hard copy at the Belknap Mill. All activities will be held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the activity will be moved inside the Mill. Kids in the Park is a free community program, and all are welcome to attend. Children must have

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Three Great Events in Sandwich Advice To The Players is presenting a variety of great performances on July 24, 26 and 27 at the Arts Center at 12 Main Street in Sandwich. Kicking things off will be the Summer Concert Series double-bill, presenting Ken Bonfield on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm, followed by Johnny Segalla on Friday, July 26 at 7:30 pm. On Saturday, July 27, the Summer Studio Series will present a reading of Bearing, a new work by John Gardner,

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Watercolor Painting Class at Sandwich Home Industries Join renowned artist Robert O’Brien for Painting the Many Moods and Facets of Water in the Watercolor Medium. This class, which will be held at the Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, is for all skill levels and may be taken for two consecutive days or a single day on July 24 and/or July 25 from 10 am to 4 pm. Students will learn techniques from rendering a simple reflective puddle to a mountain stream. The class is geared toward adults (18+). Robert O’Brien has been painting

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Boating on the Lakes Fishing Guides: a line on a most favorable experience By Mark Okrant One of the best aspects of writing for The Laker is that the assignments take me out of my comfort zone. Things were no different this time, when my editor asked me to do a piece on fishing guides. As many readers are aware, a fishing guide is a person who shows, helps, and/or teaches people how to fish. My first and only exposure to fishing, or angling, occurred more than six decades ago when, as a nine year old grammar school student, a friend convinced me to give the sport a try.

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Tim Moore, owner and guide at Tim Moore Outdoors. (Stack 9 Photography) • Boating on the Lakes Continued from page 36 fishing, and the most popular of all— fly fishing. My next step was to seek out a licensed fishing guide to provide a firsthand explanation of the services that are provided. It was my good fortune to be directed to Tim Moore, owner and guide at Tim Moore Outdoors, LLC. After growing up in Portsmouth, Moore followed his childhood dream to become a fishing guide by filling out a state application form, passing a 50-question written examination, and paying the $100 licensing fee. Things are not quite that simple. The state requires that its fishing guides be at least 18 years of age, hold both a

guide and a freshwater fishing license, and have a spotless Fish and Game background, with no criminal record. All fishing guides must be certified in both CPR and first aid. According to RSA 207:1 XIII, the guide’s license allows her/him to direct, aid, assist, or instruct other persons in taking wildlife within the state; it also permits the guide to charge a fee for services. Moore’s guide service differs from that of the majority of his counterparts. While most fishing guides operate only during open water conditions, he offers year-round fishing charters within the Lakes Region. According to his company website, Moore leads fully-guided ice fishing trips on Lake Winnipesaukee; kayak trips for striped bass, northern pike, largemouth and

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