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


May 20 • Vol 36 • No 7

Memorial Day Observances Page 3

Inside This Issue... Find More Blue Star Museums | Page 6

‘Cue the Grill | Page 8

Adventures in Camping | Page 24 What’s Up | Pages 16-19

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Lakes Region Memorial Day Observances By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper Memorial Day means different things to different people: at this time of year snowbirds return and open up their summer homes, children appreciate a long weekend when the weather is warm, gardeners begin to plan for the summer season, and many yearning to be near the water travel to the Lakes Region. But most of all, it is a time when observances honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and made possible the many pastimes and freedoms we enjoy today. Historically, Memorial Day was once known as Decoration Day. It has always been a time to honor and remember the fallen who served our country, whether 100 or more years ago or today, or at any time in the history of the United States. A number of Memorial Day observances are taking place around the area, including the events listed here. Memorial Day observances in Laconia will take place on Monday, May 27. Parade participants will gather at Garfield Street at 9:30 am. Marchers will stop at the bridge on Main Street (near the Landmark Inn) for a brief memorial service for those veterans who served on the water during World War II (veterans of the Navy and Merchant Marines). Following this, the parade will commence down Main Street to Veteran’s Park, across the street from the Gale Memorial Library. At the Square, the American Legion

will conduct a ceremony; guns will be fired in salute. Marching in the parade will be members of the Laconia American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Laconia Police and Fire Departments, Scouts, and the Laconia High School Band. (Anyone wishing to march in the parade may do so by meeting at Garfield Street at 9:30 am.) After the parade, the VFW Post #1670, located at 143 Court Street, will serve a complimentary luncheon. Those wishing further information should call 603-832-6345. The village of Meredith Center will observe Memorial Day on May 27, with a service at Oakland Cemetery at 8 am, followed by a 9 am service at


Meredith Village Cemetery. In Meredith, a parade in the downtown will gather at the American Legion Post #33 on Plymouth Street at 9:30 am. The parade proceeds to the Meredith Library on Main Street, where a service will be conducted at the War Memorial. The parade then proceeds to Swazey Cemetery on Lang Street, a short distance from the library. After this, the parade proceeds to the Hesky Park Bandstand’s POW/MIA Flagpole, where Bob Jones and Jeanie Forrester will speak. After the parade, there will be snacks at the American Legion Post #33 on Plymouth Street. Gilford observances will be held on Monday, May 27 with parade participants gathering in the parking

lot of the Gilford Community Church on Potter Hill Road at 9:45 am. The parade will proceed to the WWI/WWII Memorial and Pine Grove Cemetery, where Rev. Michael Graham will lead a prayer; there will be a Pledge of Allegiance and wreath laying. All veterans are invited to participate in the parade; an antique firetruck will be available so that disabled veterans requiring rides can be in the parade. Please call the Gilford Town Hall at 603-527-4700 to make needs known. Wolfeboro’s observance will be on Monday, May 27. According to American Legion Post #18 Parade Marshal Harold A. Chamberlin, all veteran’s graves in Wolfeboro and Tuftonboro will be decorated. The annual Wolfeboro parade forms at 9:30 am in Brewster Field (next to the Congregational Church). The parade begins at 10 am, proceeding to several locations for flag ceremonies: first to Pickering’s Corner at Brewster Field, then to Carpenter School on Main Street, and then to the Wolfeboro Post Office. The flags will be lowered to half-staff, and a ceremony will take place. The parade will then head to the downtown dockside location for a service with speaker state Rep. John MacDonald. For information on the parade, call Harold Chamberlin at 603-569-4296. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Wright

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Page 4 | THE LAKER | May 20, 2019 • Memorial Day Continued from page 3 Museum. In Alton, a May 27 Memorial Day observance with parade participants gathering at 9:30 am at Monument Square to line up in the order of marching. There will be an invocation and then the parade will start at 10 am and proceed to Riverside Cemetery for brief remarks and a playing of Taps. The parade then returns to Monument Square to conclude with a placing of wreaths on the war memorials, as well as a reading and music. There also will be rifle volleys and taps. Center Harbor’s observance will be held on May 27, with parade participants gathering at 11:45 at Chase Circle. The parade steps off at noon, proceeding to Nichols Memorial Library where the Star Spangled Banner will be played by the Inter-Lakes Marching Band and with Eliza Beaudoin singing the National Anthem and Boy Scout Sage Kim reading “In Flanders Field”; there will also be a prayer and gun salute and laying of wreath of the War Memorial monument. Following this, at the town docks, there will be music by the InterLakes Marching Band, a gun salute, Echo Taps played and a wreath toss to the water. The final stop will be at the Lakeview Cemetery across from the Congregational Church for services with playing of “Washington Post March”, Eco Taps, a 21-gun salute and laying of a wreath. Rev. Fred Doscher will deliver the message. Marching will be Meredith Legionnaires, I-L Marching Band, Boy Scouts, Center

Harbor Fire Department honor guard and guests. The Town of Center Harbor invites interested veterans, Scouts and civic organizations to participate. Please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 455-1632 with any questions. Moultonborough’s Memorial Day event starts at 10 am on May 27. Parade participants will gather at Blake Road near the Central School, and then process along Route 25 to the town hall. Presentation of wreaths will take place at Blake Road, The Historical Society, and the Public Library. Castle in the Clouds provides a trolley to carry veterans along the parade route. There will be a ceremony at the town hall to honor veterans. In the event of rain, the parade will start at the town hall and work in reverse, with the ceremony being held indoors at the Moultonborough Academy auditorium. The village of Sandwich will feature a Memorial Day Remembrance Program on Monday, May 27. At 10 am, the program will begin at the Honor Roll next to the Post Office. For information, call Chief Doug Wyman at 284-7139 or Jennifer Wright at 2847701. Bristol’s observances will be held on May 27 and will step off at 9:30 am at the Freudenberg-NOK parking lot on Route 104 and proceed to Homeland Cemetery for prayers, wreath laying, rifle salute and Taps. Participants then go to the Musgrove Bridge on Pleasant Street to place a wreath in the water for servicemen who lost their lives at sea. The parade will proceed up Lake Street to the Newfound Middle


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cooperate, a ceremony will be held in the Middle School gymnasium. On Monday, May 27, the V.F.W. Memorial Day Service will take place in Ossipee on the lawn in front of the town hall at 10 am. In the event of bad weather, the ceremony will be held

Artist Jessica Fligg to talk at Lakes Region Gallery Local artist Jessica Fligg will be the guest presenter for the Lakes Region Art Association’s May Members Meeting on Monday, May 20 at the LRAA Gallery located in the Tanger Outlets on Rt. 3 in Tilton. The meeting, which starts at 7 pm, is free and open to the public; Jessica’s presentation will follow a brief meeting of the Association. Jessica will provide an update on her mobile art studio - a vintage 1969 camper that is a fully functional studio on wheels. She travels in it throughout the northeast, attending plein air events. Jessica also will explain how she utilizes plein air painting in her studio works and why plein air painting is so vital to her artistic process. Additionally, she will give an oil painting demonstration to show how she starts a painting with a blockin stage and how she works alla prima both in the studio and en plein air.  Jessica is an award winning artist primarily working in oils; she studied painting at the New Hampshire Institute

of Art in Manchester. Currently she works from her studio in Ashland, New Hampshire and paints extensively en plein air. Jessica started drawing at a very young age and her interest and passion for the arts has grown over the years. Jessica is currently working on another round of “A Year In Plein Air Painting.” She paints at least one plein air painting a week throughout the year. In this series Jessica captures the world around her through each of the changing seasons. She also enjoys working on still life paintings and mixed media pieces in her studio. She takes great care in working on each piece from start to finish by hand crafting her own paint panels and building many of her own frames. Jessica also draws inspiration from day-to-day life to write and illustrate children’s stories that are available for purchase at To learn more about Jessica and her art please visit


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The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market opens at Clark Park in Wolfeboro on May 23, with 27 local farmers and food producers offering their products. (Photo courtesy E. Baron.)

Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market gears up for outdoor season The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market will open for the 2019 summer outdoor season on Thursday, May 23. The market will be open every Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 pm through October 31 at Clark Park, 233 South Main Street, in Wolfeboro, rain or shine. A special market will be held on Wednesday, July 3, as an alternative to holding a market on the Fourth of July holiday. The 2019 market season will feature 27 vendors with the region’s finest farm and food products. Founded in 2002, the market has grown every year to offer the best that local farms and artisanal food producers have to offer. Market offerings include fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy products, gourmet and wild mushrooms, foraged foods, fresh fish, cut flowers, meats, honey, herbal products, baked goods, vegan ice cream, maple products, dog treats, gluten-free baked goods, local beer and wine, and a variety of prepared foods. Live music is provided by local musicians each week and shaded picnic tables are available. Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market Board Chair, Megan Young, encourages shoppers to take advantage of the May 23 opening market to stock up for Memorial Day weekend festivities. “We’ve got it covered, right here in one place,” she said. “Lots of farm-raised meats for cookouts, as well as beer, wine, fresh breads, sweet treats and so much more.” For those who are planning some

weekend planting, vendors will offer seedlings of all kinds, ready to pop into the garden. “It’s an outstanding opportunity to snag some familiar and less familiar options for the home garden.” The 2019 season will again feature the “Double SNAP” program for food stamp recipients, who can use their Electronic Benefits Cards (EBT) at the market. With the help of individual and business donations, along with support from the market itself, cardholders receive shopping tokens that allow them to spend two dollars for every one dollar withdrawn from their EBT cards. Through the organization’s fundraising efforts of the past year, the market is able to double benefits up to a total of $80.00. More than $3,800 has been raised to make this important community program available, with an overall goal of raising $10,000. The board invites tax-deductible contributions from the community to continue support of the program. The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market, a non-profit member organization, is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, and was founded in 2002. It is a 501 C(3) organization and taxdeductible donations are welcome.  Regular updates and news items are posted on Facebook and the organization’s website. Find information at www. Wo l f e b o r o A r e a F a r m e r s M a r k e t . com or at wolfeboroareafarmersmarket.


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On Tuesday, May 21 from 7 to 8 pm, Justin Gordon will offer insight into the personal, unique journeys of victims of the Nazis in “Postal History and the Holocaust” at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro. A Holocaust postal historian who has collected, exhibited and lectured on the subject for 40 years, Gordon will discuss Hitler’s rise to power, his creation of anti-Semitic laws, and how those laws were reflected in the postal system. “This is going to be an impactful, sobering look at an aspect of the Holocaust not many people know about,” said Mike Culver, executive director of the museum. “This is an important presentation that I expect will sell out.” According to Gordon, his presentation

will take the audience on a journey through the Holocaust using actual letters and cards sent by the victims. “I would like people to go away with the understanding of how brutal the Nazis were on a personal level,” noted Gordon, who also cited the significance of common letters and cards. “[They] are personal documents that we leave and can tell a story,” he added. Part of The Wright Museum’s Lecture Series, sponsored by Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney, the lecture takes place at the Wright Museum, located at 77 Center Street in Wolfeboro. Admission is $3 for members and $8 for non-members. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 603-569-1212.


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active-duty military personnel and their families. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, having launched on Saturday, May 18, which is Armed Forces Day, and ending on Monday, September 2, which is Labor Day. This year’s participating nationwide organizations include fine art, science, history, and children’s museums, as well as zoos, aquariums, gardens, science centers, and more. In the Lakes Region, select museums are participating as well; find a list of museums at Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with Blue Star

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‘Cue The Grill Memorial Day Grilling Fun Kabob, Chicken and Grilled Salmon Recipes By Chef Kelly Ross I hope everyone has broken out their grills, in spite of the fact we have seen so much rain through April and much of early May to make us feel as though we live in Seattle, not to mention the temps have been well below the usual average. Unless you are a year-round griller, it is officially time to break the grill out of retirement, clean it up, and replace any needed parts, for it is now time to start thinking about some Memorial Day grilling. While many people consider the 4th of July as the official start to summer, as a chef, I always looked at Memorial Day Weekend being the start as that is when most restaurants would introduce summer menus. If that’s not enough, Bike Week is upon us just a few weeks later, and we all know it doesn’t get any busier than that in the restaurant business. So let’s share some great ways to celebrate all those backyard get-togethers with friends and family. When it comes to grilling, it’s all about great marinades and sauces. Today I want to share some fun kabob recipes, as well as a great grilled chicken

with an apricot salsa recipe and then an incredible salmon recipe for the grill. When it comes to kabobs, most people think of the basic skewer, alternating a protein, usually beef or chicken, with onions, peppers, mushrooms and often cherry tomatoes. It’s kabob 101, and there is nothing wrong with it. All in all, the kabob recipes I’m sharing aren’t rocket science either, but they do include some imagination. The first two recipes can quite often be used as an appetizer or entrée, so depending on what else you might be preparing, and how many courses you are serving, and if it’s a quick meal or an all day affair, you make the call on how to use them. The third recipe is definitely more of an entrée, but again, if you tweak that recipe, you can make it an app as well. Let’s start with a Coconut Shrimp & Pineapple Kabob. There is no better shellfish to grill than shrimp, in my humble opinion. It is versatile, it can be used with many sauces and is easily grouped with things fruity. When it comes to pineapple, there is no better fruit to grill, so the two paired up make a great combo. This recipe has the great

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flavor of citrus and is lightly spicy with a New Orleans flavor. Shrimp cooks quickly, and that is one reason it works well as an app while your main course is waiting in the wings. Shrimp can be overcooked quickly and become tough, so keep that in mind. If all this hasn’t sold you, shrimp is as healthy as it gets when it comes to grilling. The marinade for this seafood is very simple, with only five ingredients, and it can be used for other things as well, such as scallops, chicken and pork. As for the pineapple, I prefer fresh over canned chunks by far, but the canned still works great. This is a recipe for 8 appetizers, but I can guarantee you will want more. The cook time is 6-8 minutes, prep about 20 minutes, and marinating time is an hour, so plan on just shy of 1 ½ hours.

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Page 10 | THE LAKER | May 20, 2019 2 pints cherry tomatoes 24 small fresh mozzarella balls 2 more tbsp pesto Wooden skewers soaked in water or metal skewers In a large bowl, combine the chicken chunks and 1 cup of pesto. Combine well, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, but best if done overnight. Place the mozzarella balls in a separate bowl with the extra 2 tbsp pesto and combine and also cover and refrigerate. Once ready to cook, heat your grill to medium. Make sure the grill is oiled or sprayed with pan release. Pull the chicken and mozzarella from the refrigerator, as well as the tomatoes. Thread the chicken cubes on a skewer, alternating with the tomatoes until the chicken and tomatoes are gone. They should be out of refrigeration for ½ hour before grilling. Cook the skewers for 3-4 minutes on the first side, turn them, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until done. Once cooked, push the goodies off the skewers into a bowl, toss in the mozzarella balls, gently mix, and serve. A recipe doesn’t get any easier than that. The next kabob recipe is similar because it is also easy and delicious. This kabob is much better as a main course, and a little more traditional in its ingredients, with one big exception: the marinade. It is chicken with peppers and onions, although I like to use scallops as well, with an orange glaze marinade, giving it a great sweet citrus flavor, which goes very well with chicken and scallops. If you use scallops, put them on a separate skewer because they cook quicker than the chicken and veggies. Once all is cooked, push all the food off the skewers onto individual plates to make eating easier. If using scallops, knock off a few scallops onto each plate with the chicken, peppers and onions. This will feed 8-10 people. Grilled Orange Chicken and Scallop Kabobs 1 ½ cup fresh orange juice

• ‘Cue the Grill Continued from page 8 sauce, orange juice, and lime juice. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour, or no more than 2 hours, tossing occasionally, but doing so gently so as to not to break the shrimp. If using a fresh pineapple, cut off the ends, skin it with a French knife, and core, ideally with a pineapple or apple corer. Cut in half width-wise, take one half, and cut into 1-inch rings. Turn the rings into 1-inch chunks. Once it comes time to skewer, if you need more, cut additional rings and chunk those as well. Whatever leftovers you have, cut into longer spears for grilling. Drain the shrimp, but reserve the marinade. Thread they shrimp in a sideways fashion so the lay flat on the grill, alternating with pineapple chunks. Depending on the size of the shrimp you use, this will dictate how many you grill on each skewer. If using U-12’s you will have 24 shrimp, equaling 3 per skewer. If 16-20’s, you will have a total of 32-40 shrimp to distribute among the 8 skewers, 4-5 per skewer. Brush a clean grill with vegetable or Canola oil, or a pan spray, and preheat to a medium to medium/high heat. Once heated, lay down the kabobs, using the marinade to brush them. Grill on each side, 3-4 minutes at most depending on shrimp size, until the shrimp is just barely cooked through. Pop on a serving platter, top with scallions and cilantro. Now let’s talk Pesto Chicken, another of my all-time favorites. Pesto is pureed fresh basil with olive oil, fresh garlic and Parmesan cheese. This recipe is also better as an appetizer, and it will feed 6-8 for sure as an appetizer. Pesto Chicken Caprese Kabobs 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes 1 cup pesto

½ cup orange marmalade 5 tbsp soy sauce 3 tbsp honey 1 tsp hot sauce 1 tsp ground ginger 2 ¼ lb boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes 1 ½ lbs of fresh sea scallops, 20-30 in size, cleaned of the small attached muscle 5 large oranges 2 large sweet onions 3 large bell peppers of choice (I suggest a red, an orange, and a yellow) salt & pepper Chopped fresh cilantro and scallions as a topping once cooked Skewers,( again, if wooden, make sure they have been soaking for an hour in water) Whisk together the first 6 ingredients until well blended. Take the chicken pieces and pop them into a large Ziploc and pour 2/3 of the marinade into the bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible and seal it, massage the bag to get things blended, and refrigerate. With the remaining marinade, do the same with the scallops in another bag. Let the chicken marinate for at least an hour, but not more than 2 hours. Once ready to grill, pull the marinated proteins from the refrigerator, as well as the peppers, onions, and oranges. Cut 3 of the oranges into thin circle slices, rind included. Cut each circle in half. Cut the onions into 1-inch chunks, and the bell peppers into ¾-inch chunks. Dump the chicken and marinade into a bowl for easier access and start skewering the chicken, peppers, onions, and orange slices in an alternating fashion, although the orange halves should be folded in half when doing so. Hold back some of the orange pieces to use when skewering the scallops. Preheat a well-greased grill to medium high. Cut the last 2 oranges in half. Pop on the chicken skewers for 4-5 minutes. When turning over, pop

on the scallops as well as the orange halves, cut side down. Pull the chicken off after 3-4 minutes or until done, turn the scallops after 2-3 minutes and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Ideally, everything is done together, but even if not, it will be within a minute or two. Pull everything off, including the orange halves. Push the chicken and veggies onto individual plates, spread out the scallops on the plates for those want them, and then take the orange halves and squeeze juice over the cooked kabobs. Garnish with fresh chopped scallions and cilantro. Let’s move off the kabob recipe theme for a fun and flavorful chicken recipe. It has a fruit theme as well, and as I say, those flavors go so well with chicken. It is accompanied by an outstanding grilled apricot and avocado salsa. When grilling a not quite ripe stone fruit, it’s a mouthwatering way to bring out the natural flavors. This recipe is for 4, so just double it up or more if needed depending on your crowd. Grilled Southwestern Chicken Breast with an Apricot Salsa 4 boneless chicken breasts, 6 oz a piece, about 1 ½ lbs, pounded to an even thickness 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp chili powder ½ tsp granulated garlic ½ tsp salt 4 apricots, nectarines, or peaches, halved and pitted 1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro 3 tbsp finely chopped sweet or red onions 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 tbsp fresh lime juice 4 lime wedges This is another quick recipe. Take the chili powder, granulated garlic and salt and mix well. Take the cut

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Page 12 | THE LAKER | May 20, 2019 • ‘Cue the Grill Continued from page 10 halves of fruit and brush the cut sides with olive oil. Brush both sides of the chicken breasts with the oil, and evenly distribute the spice mix over both sides of each piece of chicken and pat the herbs into the breasts. Combine the chopped avocado, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro and lime juice. On a well-greased medium/ high heated grill, put the fruit on the grill cut side down for 4-5 minutes. They should be slightly softened and somewhat charred. Set aside to cool. Put the chicken breasts on the grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side until done. Once the fruit is slightly cooled, cube it up as best as you can, add it to the rest of the salsa ingredients and mix

as garnish Lay 6 salmon filets, skin side down, in a baking dish or pan. Whisk together the soy sauce, Dijon, garlic, sesame and olive oils and sesame seeds until completely blended. Save ¼ cup of the marinade and pour the rest over the salmon. Let sit at room temp for 15 minutes. In the meantime, start the grill and get it to a medium/high heat, and make sure it is well greased with oil or pan spray. Place the salmon, skin side down to start, about 4 minutes, and then gently roll onto the flesh side

down for another 4 minutes. Once they are done to your taste, remove from the grill, peel off the skin (which will happen easily), drizzle the remaining marinade over the salmon, garnish with parsley and serve. Have a great Memorial Day my friends. Above all, get those grills out of hibernation if you haven’t done so already. Next week, I’ll be sharing some fun recipes on grilling fruit for some outstanding summer cocktails. If you have any feedback or questions, don’t hesitate to touch base at

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well. Spoon over the chicken and serve with a lime wedge. Let’s end our Memorial Day grilling with a phenomenal salmon recipe, and like everything today, it is simple and delicious. This recipe will feed 6, and you can always get fresh salmon at any quality supermarket, and obviously at a fish market. From start to finish, this won’t take much longer than ½ hour. The Ultimate Grilled Salmon 3 lbs side of salmon, cut into 8 oz filets 4 tbsp soy sauce 3 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp sesame seeds Fresh parsley, finely chopped to use


Get Crafty at Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Don’t miss the Memorial Weekend Arts & Crafts Fair on May 25 and 26 in North Conway. The fair takes place from 10 am to 5 pm on both days in beautiful Schouler Park in front of the Scenic Railroad at 1 Norcross Circle on Route 16. (The fair was formerly held at the North Conway Community Center.)  There will be over 75 exhibitors offering such items as beautiful cedar wood furniture, a live alpaca exhibit with alpaca products, Americana art, primitive art, hand-painted glassware, feathers, wooden crafts, soy candles, exquisite hand-painted wood/metal/ slate art, wildlife photography, hand-

poured soaps/lotions/oils, homemade fudge, kettle corn, metal and screw garden art, beautiful hand-woven baskets, functional and decorative pottery, quilts, books, crystalline pottery, cannoli, fine art, CBD oils, New Hampshire maple syrups and much more. Plan to grab a snack or lunch at the festival, where there will be food trucks on site. Entertainment will be provided with live music on Saturday. The fair will be held rain or shine and takes place under canopies. Admission is free. For further information, call Joyce at 603-528-4014 or visit www.

WHAT’S UP AT THE COG! • June 22nd - Anniversary Gala Event! Find info and tickets online • July 3rd Family Festival -Open to the public, celebrating the Cog’s first ever day of operations to the summit - July 3rd, 1869 - fun, games, balloons, birthday cake and more! • Steampunk Festival - Voted Best NH Festival, 8/17-8/18 - visit • Three-hour scenic guided round trip to the mountain summit • Restaurant, Museum & Gift Shop at the Base Station Located on Base Station Road, Marshfield Station, NH 6 mi. from Rt. 302 & historic Bretton Woods Open Year-Round! Visit the

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Island Real Estate

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WINTER HARBOR // Beautiful and freshly remodeled, custom year-round waterfront home features open-concept 1st flr, kitchen walk-out to front deck, sandy beach & boat dock just steps away. Beautiful Master, bonus room over garage. $1,600,000 (4706345) Call 569-3128

WOLFEBORO // Lake Winnipesaukee access property combines the charm of a traditional lakehouse with the elegance of a contemporary. Beautiful deck, lake views, great beach, possible docking. $899,000 (4737070) Call 569-3128

SANBORNTON // A lovely 4-bedroom/3-bath home with 90’ frontage on Winnisquam Lake. Level lot, new dock, roof, boiler & windows. Detached garage & a house full of charm & character! Enjoy beautiful sunrises from this location. $749,900 (4728233) Call 253-9360

Island REAL ESTATE ALTON // Two-plus bedroom contemporary with hardwood floors, cherry cabinets, three floors of living with lake views & sunlight from every room. Located in Peggy’s Cove, with both a sandy beach & boat docking privileges. Call 569-3128 $669,000 (4739874)

NEW DURHAM // This one of a kind property, with 424’ of water frontage, is on one of the most desirable lakes in NH… Merrymeeting Lake, and is available for the first time in over 54 years. A Must See! $650,000 (4749024) Call 569-3128

MOULTONBOROUGH // 124’ frontage on Lake Kanasatka with a 3-bedroom/1-bath home, perfect for your summers away! Open concept living/kitchen/dining, large deck, dock, and beach rights to Sandy Cove. $499,000 (4746709) Call 253-9360

GILMANTON // Crystal Lake with deeded beach and boating access. Beautiful custom log home with everything you could want starting with a gourmet kitchen and an incredible master suite.

NEW DURHAM // Beautiful, spacious year-round home comes with a private shared beach on crystal clear Merrymeeting Lake. Nice open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. You’ll love it here.

ALTON // Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront condo #3 with buyer’s choice of either deeded dock or mooring. Fully furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath street level unit. Fantastic views of Alton Bay.

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WAKEFIELD // Time to build your dream house on the water! 1.9 acres, 987’ of waterfront on the river leading into Balch Lake. Expired 3-bedroom septic plan. $59,900 (4693976)

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WOLFEBORO // Excellent building lot with water access to pristine Lower Beech Pond, beach rights, tennis courts. $50,000 (4610410)

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ALTON // 1.17 Acre sloping and wooded lot has access to private 590’ shared sandy beach on Half Moon Lake. Expired 3-bedroom septic plan is available. Possible lake views. $39,900 (4681453)

BIG BARNDOOR ISLAND – ALTON One of the best islands on the Big Lake, this property with a 3-bedroom/1-bath cottage is located on the western side and boasts a breakwater dock, walk-in sandy beach and sunsets! $995,000 (4747623) Call 569-3128

WELCH ISLAND – GILFORD Privacy! Open concept chalet close to water’s edge, plus 12x16 bunkhouse! Level lot with 1.77 acres & 170’ of waterfront all gorgeous sand. 68’ L-shaped breakwater & dock. Unbelievable long range island views looking down the entire lake. $559,000 (4744783) Call 569-3972

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MOULTONBOROUGH // Come and build your dream home in this nicely wooded .23 acre corner lot in the private beach access community of Suissevale. Lots of Amenities to enjoy! $30,000 (4717674) Call 253-9360 • Maxfield Real Estate has been bringing people and homes together for over 65 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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GANSY ISLAND – MOULTONBOROUGH Located on a very quiet and peaceful area of the lake. Songbirds, loons and views! 3 abutting parcels ranging from 1.24 acres with 300’ frontage, to 2.58 acres with 520’ frontage. Offered from $142,900 to $156,000

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A New Hampshire tradition for more than 140 years Since 1872, Mount Washington Cruises has been offering scenic cruises of New Hampshire’s largest lake, Winnipesaukee, to many families from near and afar. There have only been two vessels, in this time span, to carry the name Mount Washington. The first was a wooden side-wheeler steamer, which operated from 1872 until it was destroyed by fire in December of 1939. Although the present vessel started its career as a steamer in the summer of 1940, it was re-outfitted with diesel engines in 1946 to become a motor vessel. Since then, there have been many physical changes to the Mount to keep up with the demands of the times. Many renovations of the interior and exterior have taken place over the years to present a clean, updated look while maintaining the feel of the Mount’s rich history. Throughout this time there has been one constant: a commitment to excellence to be good stewards of this New Hampshire icon and to ensure the vessel continues to travel scenic Lake Winnipesaukee, offering passengers a great opportunity to see the majestic White Mountains and the lake’s many islands from the Mount’s spacious decks. What’s New This Year On June 15, the M/V Doris E. will

begin delivering mail to many of the islands on the big lake. This will mark the 128th year of continuous mail service on Lake Winnipesaukee.  In 1892 the address of RFD No. 7, Laconia, New Hampshire, was established for lake mail service. This began the tradition of delivering mail to summer island residents of Lake Winnipesaukee. In this time there have been only six mail boats to service this established route. The present mail boat, M/V Doris E., services the



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contract, which has been held by the Winnipesaukee Flagship Company since 1969. Since 1906, with the Uncle Sam I, the mail boat has taken fare paying passengers on its mail trips for the enjoyment of scenic cruising. The Doris E. continues this tradition today. Of most significance, in 1916 an act of Congress granted the Mail Boat on Lake Winnipesaukee the right to cancel mail, which made the boat a full fledged Post Office. This is a right it holds to this day and it is known as the Oldest Floating Post Office in America. This season, from June 15 to September 14, the U.S. Mail Boat, Doris E., will operate two cruises a day (at 11 am and 2 pm), six days a week

(Mon.-Sat). Departures are from the Mount Washington docks at the Weirs. Come and experience a bit of true Americana and don’t forget to mail your post cards from the Mailboat with that special cancellation. Ticket Ordering is Easy Order tickets online at www., call the ticket office at 603-366-5531 (toll free 888-843-6686 for out-of-state callers), or visit the ticket office at 211 Lakeside Avenue in Laconia, New Hampshire. Please note that all cruise schedules are subject to change, and often do so during the early spring and late fall seasons. It is advisable to call ahead to be sure your cruise is running that day. Some of the Special Events for 2019 Memorial Day Weekend Specials Salute to Service dinner/dance cruise on May 25 Laconia Motorcycle Week; shuttles from Meredith to Weirs will operate Thursday Saturday. July 4th Fireworks Party Cruise Halloween Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 26 Ongoing Events include: Sunday Brunch Cruises (every Sunday throughout the season) Summer Evening Dinner Dance Cruises (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays; July and August) Monday Evenings Senior Discount (July and August) Wednesday Evenings Kids Go Free (July and August) Fall Foliage Dinner Cruises (weekends in September and October).

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TUFTONBORO Beautiful & completely rebuilt, custom year-round waterfront home features open-concept first floor, which overlooks the front deck, sandy beach & boat dock just steps away. Beautiful Master, bonus room over garage. $1,600,000 (4706345)

MOULTONBOROUGH Superb 5-bedroom Cape with first-floor Master suite. Coveted location in Bald Peak Colony, with exclusive beach access and docking. Lovely landscaped lot, this is a MUST see! Call for private appointment. $1,250,000 (4718796)

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TUFTONBORO Gorgeous 1700’s Colonial, completely restored, set on 10+ acres. Period features with updated modern amenities make a truly spectacular estate. In-ground pool, barn, privacy and views. $1,295,000 (4733465)

Your Own Island!

Littlest Mud Island WOLFEBORO – Magnificent 2-acre level island with 1,320’ of waterfront. 2-bay boathouse, two seasonal docks, main lodge and three cabins. Privacy galore and outstanding location for all kinds of water activities. Only minutes to downtown Wolfeboro! $1,200,000 (4745297)

Endless Southern Views!

Welch Island Gilford – Open concept chalet close to water, plus 12’x16’ bunkhouse with ½ bath. 1.77 acres, 170’ of waterfront, all gorgeous sand. Privacy!! 68’ L-shaped breakwater with gorgeous sand straight down the lake. $559,000 (4744783)

ALTON BAY Two-plus Bedroom contemporary with hardwood floors, cherry cabinets, three floors of living with lake views and sunlight from every room. Located in Peggy’s Cove, with both a sandy beach and boat docking privileges. $669,000 (4739874)

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Big Barndoor ALTON One of the best islands on the Big Lake, this property with 3-bedroom, 1-bath cottage is located on the western side and boasts a breakwater dock, walk-in sandy beach and sunsets! $995,000 (4747623)

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Gansy Island Moultonboro - Located in a quiet and peaceful area of the lake, with 1.34 acres and 190’ of waterfront. Appreciate nature’s beauty, abundant songbirds, loons, blue heron, and terrific fishing. $143,900 (4741171)

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What’s UP

your guide to what’s happening in NH’s Lakes Region...

May 20, Jessica Fligg, Ashland artist presentation at Lakes Region Art Assoc. 7 pm, LRAA Gallery, Tanger Outlet, Rt. 3, Tilton, public welcome, free. May 20, Yankee Peddlers in Early America presented by Cal Knickerbocker, 3 pm in the Bistro, free, public welcome, Meredith Bay Colony Club, 21 Upper Mile Point Drive, Meredith, 279-1500 for reservations.

Daily Homemade Specials for Breakfast and Lunch

May 21, Adult Craft: Pebble Coasters, 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, Laconia Public Library, sign up required: 524-4775, ext. 12 or email:

Fresh Seafood

May 21, Alton Historical Society May Program, 7-9 pm, free, public welcome, speakers are Patty Taylor & Timothy Brown of Taylor & Brown Wild Blueberry Co. in Alton, takes place at Gilman Library, Main St., Alton,

Large variety of Homemade Desserts and Much More...

May 21, Is it Forgetfulness or Dementia? 6-7:30 pm, free caregiver survival workshop, Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin, 934-3618. (Also May 28 & June 4.)

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May 21, Lakes Region Job & Career Fair, 9 am-1 pm, presented by Lakes Region Chamber, info: 524-5531. May 21, Postal History and the Holocaust, talk by Justin Gordon, 7-8 pm, Wright Museum of World War II, 77 Center St., Wolfeboro, 569-1212, May 20 Memorial Day issue

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May 22, Baker Valley Band in the Bistro or gazebo weather depending, Meredith Bay Colony Club, 21 Upper Mile Point Rd., Meredith, 6:30 pm free and open to the public, reservations at 279-1500, May 22, Warren Clement speaks about his family’s connection to the Titanic, 6:30 pm, free, all are welcome, Taylor Community’s Woodside Bldg., Union Ave., Laconia, info: 524-5600. May 22 & 23, Beginning Tatting with June O’Donal, 10 am, two-day class, Meredith League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, DW Highway, Meredith, register: 279-7920. May 23, Coffee and Community Conversation Series, 10 am-noon, Laconia Public Library. A Lakes Region Community Services staff members joins guests for the monthly program. Come and chat. Open to the community. Refreshments provided. Info: Jill at 524-4775 ext.16. May 23, Henry Laliberte performs, 7 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 2930841, May 23, Invasive Species Removal Work Day, 10-11:30 am, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194. May 23, My Everest Odyssey, with Russell Staples, 7-8:30 pm, Madison Public Library, 1895 Village Rd., Madison, 367-8545, May 23, Mystery Book Club, presented by Laconia Public Library, 4-5:30 pm, book to be discussed: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters, meeting takes place at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters, Main St., Laconia, public welcome, free, Laconia Public Library, 524-4775.

Open daily beginning May 25th! 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Mansion tours Lake-view dining Gallery exhibit Horseback riding Hiking trails & waterfalls Moultonborough Residents receive FREE admission on May 25th with proof of residency & photo ID Sponsored by Crystal Geyser Alpine Water, Moultonborough Family Medicine and NH Electric Co-op

Upcoming Programs and Events

Stargazing May 25 • 8-10pm • FREE Made possible by the NH Astronomical Society

May 23, Storytelling with Brendan Smith, 6:30 pm, Storytelling and Dinner, Corner House Inn, Center Sandwich, reservations: 284-6219, or email: info@cornerhouseinn. com. May 24, Arts in the Park, musician Olivia Frances, 6-8 pm, Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, 524-8813. May 24, Dueling Pianos, Jim Tyrrell vs Jon Lorentz, 7 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, May 24, Spring Birding, 7 am, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194. May 24 & 25, Dan “The Muzik Man” Carter on piano and vocals, 6:30-9:30 pm, Schuster’s Tavern and Steakhouse at Gunstock Inn, 580 Cherry Valley Rd., Gilford, 293-2021. May 25, Annual Bird Walk at Chapman Sanctuary/Visney Woods, Center Sandwich, 7 am, expert birder Christine Costello of USFS (United States Forest Service) will lead the way, 284-6428. May 25, Branch River Paddle, canoe and kayak group paddle 4-mile trek on Branch River in Milton Mills, 10 am-2 pm, Moose Mt. Regional Greenways, 473-2020. May 25, Five O’Clock Shadow, 7 pm, a capella concert, Inter-Lakes High School, 1 Laker Lane, Meredith, presented by Temple B’nai Israel, tickets: May 25, Guided Hike to Cotton Mt. and Mt. Livermore, meet at 9 am at Cotton Mt. trailhead of NH Rt. 113, Holderness, info: Squam Lakes Assoc., 968-733, www.

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May 25, Kevin Larson performs, 9 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 2930841, May 25, Memorial Day Farm on the Homefront, 10 am-3 pm, NH Farm Museum, 1305 White Mt. Highway, Milton, 652-7840.

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What’s UP

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May 25, Opening Day at Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, www., 476-5900. May 25, Salute to Service, celebrating public servants: police, military, veterans, fire fighters and others, dinner/dance cruise, 7-10 pm, M/S Mount Washington, info: www. May 25, Small Farmer’s Club, 11 am-noon, for ages 2-8 accompanied by an adult, farm activities, this month’s theme: goats, Remick Museum, Tamworth, 323-7591. May 25, Stargazing with the NH Astronomical Society, 8 pm, weather permitting, talk in Carriage House, then star gaze by Shannon Pond, Castle in the Clouds, Rt. 171, Moultonboro, free, donations welcome, info: 476-5900. May 25, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, 9 am-1 pm, rain or shine, 30 Tamworth Rd./Rt. 113, parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tamworth, www. May 25, Wakefield Town Wide Yard Sale, 8 am-2 pm, sales all over the town, 5229977.

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May 25, Winnipesaukee Hat, participants learn how to make a knitted hat with instructor Maryly Matthewman, 10 am-2 pm, League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, pre-register: 279-7920. May 25 & 26, Wilderness First Aid & CPR, Squam Lakes Assoc., 534 US Rt. 3, Holderness, info/registration: 968-7336. May 25 & 26, Memorial Day Weekend Craft Fair, 10 am-5 pm, Schouler Park, 1 Norcross Circle, Rt. 16, N. Conway, over 80 exhibitors, May 25-27, 28th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival, Castleberry Fairs, Mill Falls Marketplace, Rt. 3, Meredith, Sat.: 10 am-7 pm; Sun.: 10 am-5 pm; Mon.: 10 am-4 pm, outdoor event under tents, rain or shine, May 28, Is it Forgetfulness or Dementia? 6-7:30 pm, free caregiver survival workshop, Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin, 934-3618. (Also June 4.) May 28, Solemn Graves, A Billy Boyle Mystery, talk by author James Benn, 7-8 pm, takes place at Great Hall/Town Hall, 86 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, presented by Wright Museum of World War II, 569-1212, May 28, Stained Glass Workshop, Ways of Color with Leslie Doherty, 10:30 am, Moultonboro Public Library, Holland St, Moultonboro, 476-8895.

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May 29, Monument Men, Part V, 2 pm, Taylor Community’s Woodside Bldg., Union Ave., Laconia, info: 524-5600. May 30, Christine Chiasson performs, 7 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, May 30, Cruising New Hampshire History, 6:30-7:30 pm, talk by author Michael Bruno exploring 255 historical markers in NH. Laconia Public Library, 695 N. Main St., Laconia, 524-4775. May 30, Storytelling Gala, season ending celebration with variety of storytellers and dinner, 6:30 pm, Corner House Inn, Center Sandwich, reservations: 284-6219, or email: May 30, Tales of New England: Stories by Alice Brown, 6:30 pm, performed by Pontine Theater, Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, 524-8813. May 30, The Den, a reading from her new book by local author Abi Maxwell, 6:30 pm, Gilford Public Library, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, free, all are welcome, 524-6042. May 30 & 31, 26th Annual Lake Congress, learn how to keep lake clean, 5/30: historian David Warren presents “Steam over Winnepiseogee” held at Church Landing, Meredith, 5/31: Eric Eckl, water conservation expert, presents “Voices of the Land”, info: www., 226-0299. May 31, Dan “The Muzik Man” Carter on piano and vocals, 6:30-9:30 pm, Schuster’s Tavern and Steakhouse at Gunstock Inn, 580 Cherry Valley Rd., Gilford, 293-2021. May 31, Dueling Pianos, Matt Langley vs Gardner Berry, 7 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, May 31, Humane Society Fashion Show Fundraiser, 11:30 am, Bald Peak Colony Club, Melvin Village, May 31, Spring Birding, 7-10 am, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194. May 31-June 1, Meet the Artists, 1-4 pm, Community Room, Meredith Bay Colony, 21 Upper Mile Point Drive, Meredith, free and open to the public, 279-1500, www. May 31-June 2, 5th Annual NAZ Aqua Mania Boat Show, music, fun, come see the latest boats and water toys, enjoy food, NASWA Resort, 1086 Weirs Blvd., Laconia, 366-4341. May 31, June 1 & 2, Multi-Town Yard Sale, Gilmanton, Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Loudon, Northwood and Pittsfield. Info/maps:

Mill Falls

28th Annual Memorial Weekend

CRAFT FAIR Route 3, Meredith, NH

Saturday May 25, 10 am - 7 pm Sunday May 26, 10 am - 5 pm Monday May 27, 10 am - 4 pm

~ Over 100 Juried Craftsmen ~ FREE ADMISSION

Craft Demonstrations & Food Sampling Celebrate American Made Works by Hand

Photography, Country Woodcrafts, Pottery, Soaps, Folk Art, Handbags, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Pet Gifts, Cutting Boards, Turned Wood, Clay, Candles, Dolls, Toys, Floral, Wearable Art, Leather, Stained Glass, Walking Sticks Pillows, Quilts, Primitives, Lanterns, Batik, Fret Work, Vintage Chic, Shell Craft, Ornaments, Sauces, Nuts, Herbal Dips, Maple, Kettle Corn and More.

Rain or Shine

Directions from Route 93 take Exit 23 or come by boat

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What’s UP

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May 31-June 2, Three Rivers 48 Hour Student Film Slam, Franklin Opera House, 316 Central St., Franklin, tickets: 934-1901, June 1, Alton Town Wide Yard Sale, 8 am-2 pm, yard sale locations all over town, 875-0109.



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June 1, Free Outdoor Concerts, 4 pm, featuring 3 bands: Stolen Thunder, 19 Miles Per Hour, Radio Roulette Band, also roving performers from Cirque de Light, presentation of three mural paintings, free event, downtown Belmont, info: 998-3525, events@ June 1, Justin James performs, 9 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, ONGOING: 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, 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 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, 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. Dinosaurs Alive! on exhibit July 1-Sept. 30, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info: 968-7194,


Fiber Gatherings, Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, Community Room, Samuel Wentworth Library, Sandwich. Knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, needle felting, embroidery, crewel, rug hooking, quilting, sewing, 284-7168. 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.  Forgotten Arts: Fiber Arts Group, every other Tues., 9:30 am-noon. Fiber artists and/ or interested onlookers welcome to join Happy Weavers & Friends group to learn the historic art of weaving, spinning, sewing, quilting, and more. Bring a project to work on, if desired. Group meets monthly every other Tues. at Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth Village. Free. (Does not include Museum admission.) 323-7591. Hooks and Needles, knitting and crocheting group, 9:30-11 am, Meredith Community Center, One Circle Drive, Meredith, 279-4538.

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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. 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, 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. Live Animal Shows, every Wed. at 2 pm, (July 3-Aug. 7), The Libby Museum, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-1035, 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. Lyceum Sunday Folk Series, free, all ages welcome, every Sunday at 12:30 pm,

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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. Model Yachting, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1 pm, May-Oct., join Back Bay Skippers as they sail radio-controlled Soling 1 Meter model yachts on Tues. and US 12 model yachts on Thurs. Sailing takes place on Back Bay on the Bridge Falls Path.  New participants and visitors are welcome. Call Mark Whitehead at 539-4973 or go to for info. 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., Town House, off Rt. 104, New Hampton, 968-9530. 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, 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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Sculpture Walk Tours, self-guided, sponsored by Greater Meredith Program, free, open to public,, maps/info: 279-9015. SnowCoach Trips, adventure trips to Mt. Washington’s summit, www., 356-2137. 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, Sundaes Unplugged, on Sundays in the dining room, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, info: 293-0841, Tamworth Adult Book Group, meets 4th or 5th Wed. of each month, 10:30 am, Cook Memorial Library, 93 Main St., Tamworth. (No Dec. meeting), info: 323-8510. Tamworth & the Civil War Exhibit, May 27-Oct. 14, Tamworth History Center, 25 Great Hill Rd., Tamworth, 323-2911, Team Trivia Every Monday, 7 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, Theater Thursday Matinee, first Thursday of each month, 2-4 pm, Gilman Library, Main St., Alton, new and classic movies shown, free, 875-2550. Wolfeboro Farmers Market, Thursdays from 12:30-4:30 pm, May 23-Oct. 31, Clark Park, 233 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, Wolfeboro Inn Special Events, Taco Night on Tuesdays; Whiskey Wednesdays; Food Truck Fridays; Sun. Brunch, every Sun. 10 am-2 pm; music on Sat. nights, Wolfe’s Tavern, Wolfeboro Inn, 90 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-3016, www.wolfeboroinn. com. Wolfeboro Rotary Club Meeting, Mondays, 5:30 pm, 1812 Room at Wolfeboro Inn, 90 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, light dinner, guest speaker on various topics of interest, for more info: Young Explorers, nature programs for 5-7 year olds, runs July 9-Aug. 8, The Libby Museum, 755 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, info/register early: 569-1035, www.

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Caring for Our Loved Ones By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper Photo courtesy Belknap Gravesite Care It started, as many things do, quite by accident. A man residing in another part of the United States wanted his brother’s Lakes Region gravesite to be cared for. The man reached out to Gilford cemetery trustee Dee Chitty for help. (She says the deceased was a young man who had died in an accident.) Although his brother was too far away to care for the final resting place, he wanted the grave to have something on it. “We told him we would put perennials on the grave,” says Dee as she remembers that conversation. “We also had a call from a local blacksmith who heard about the plea of the man who lived far away but wanted his brother’s final resting place in New Hampshire to be well tended.” The blacksmith kindly made angel wings and told Dee to add it to whatever she was planning for the young man’s gravesite. The blacksmith also told Dee he had done a set of wings for an older location in the cemetery. “It sort of snowballed from there,” Dee recalls when speaking of how her business, Belknap Gravesite Care, got started. Co-owner of the business is Jim Dinan. Dee and Jim work well together to care for a number of gravesites and monuments in the Lakes Region and Concord, NH areas. If it seems like an unusual business, in reality it makes a lot of sense and is a

great comfort to those who just cannot get to the cemetery to care for a loved one’s final resting place. Some people are elderly and cannot easily get down on the ground to plant flowers or weed around a headstone. Others just live too far away to get to the gravesite of a loved one. Either way, family members worry about a plot where a husband or wife, a parent or another relative are buried, and they want to be sure there is a fitting memorial to those who have gone before us. The work done by Belknap Gravesite Care meets that need. Dee and Jim have cared for cemeteries for over 10 years, as well as tending to gardens and parks. “We offer personalized service to final resting places,” says Dee. That can mean delivering cut flowers to the gravesite on a special day, or getting the gravesite area ready for Memorial Day. They also handle larger projects, such as lifting flat stone markers and corner stones that may have started to sink into the ground over time, cleaning headstones, creating gardens with annual or perennials and bulbs and taking before and after photos so the family members who might be unable to visit can see the progress made. Certainly Dee is experienced in caring for a cemetery; years ago, she worked on clearing a cemetery that was completely grown over, cleaning it up considerably. “We do more than a normal caretaker might be able to, and we work in smaller cemeteries as well

as larger ones,” Dee explains. One issue many people experience

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May 20, 2019 | THE LAKER | Page 21 • Loved Ones Continued from page 20 after the burial of a loved one is making sure flowers placed at the site do not die. People may visit the burial site and plant flowers, but it is difficult to return on a regular basis to make sure the plants are watered so they don’t wither in the heat of summer. And sometimes getting water to a gravesite if there is not a water source nearby can prove challenging. Dee and Jim can return throughout the season on a regular schedule to ensure plants are watered and cared for. A lot of thought goes into caring for such places and Dee says they adhere to each town’s cemetery rules. For example, in Gilford you must not infringe on a neighboring gravesite when placing flowers or anything else and you cannot interfere with the cemetery’s mowing. “We try to fulfill the requests of what the family wants and if there is any question, we refer to the New Hampshire Cemetery Association’s guidelines. (Dee also mentions to the New England Cemetery Association.) As long as you stay within the guidelines and touch base with the local cemetery staff and follow their rules, things go smoothly,” Dee explains. Because each family and each burial site and stone is different, the needs vary. In one instance, the family may wish to have a Christmas wreath placed on the stone; in another case,

perhaps the headstone needs to be cleaned professionally (Dee stresses to never use bleach to clean a stone), or the family lives far away and wants some nice flowers planted and tended starting on Memorial Day. Asked what sort of issues Dee and Jim run into in their work, they say getting water to remote gravesites and lawns is sometimes a challenge. Also, they are encountering damaged headstones now and then and they caution that one must be very careful in dealing with this issue. Cemetery rules must be adhered to and repairing stones is not an easy job. Repairing flat stones that have begun to sink into the ground - which is, by the way, a rather natural occurrence - is something Dee and Jim deal with. “It is inevitable that a stone will sink, and we can raise the flat stone up by putting select dirt under the stone. You have to be careful to keep the stone level to the ground so you don’t interfere with lawn mowers when cemetery caretakers are doing their mowing.” One might assume doing this work and seeing many headstones could be a sad task. After all, Dee and Jim have surely come across many older stones that tell stories of the length of time a person lived, and some headstones may even give personal details of the life and death of a person. When referring to older headstones, Dee reflects, “The work on some of the older stones is an art - I wish we still did it today. Old phrases on gravestones can

tell that person’s story. It’s fascinating. We have seen stones that tell stories of various soldiers and wars from the past. One stone that comes to mind is of a man who was blown up and lost his leg. It is sometimes shocking that headstones from the past couldt go into that much detail.” While we might assume not as many families go to the cemetery to honor their deceased loved ones as in the years following the Civil War or World War I or II, Dee says many, many people indeed have a tradition of visiting loved ones’ gravesites and putting flowers there. “We are so glad to see that people are still doing this,” she adds. As we approach Memorial Day, Dee and Jim are busy. “Around Memorial Day, the snow has finally gone, and it is time for the initial clean-up to get rid of the debris of winter. People want us to make sure their loved one’s plot looks well cared for and to make sure the perennials are coming up. Many cemeteries are not open in the winter, so family members have not been to the graves since the fall. From Mother’s Day onward, people return or have us tend the gravesites.” Along with their work caring for individual gravesites, Jim and Dee are known for the beautiful lilacs they have planted in Gilford. “It is thanks to the Lilac Commission,” Dee says, “that we have planted over 200 lilacs in the village. The Commission gives lilacs to plant in cemeteries. It is a huge

beautification project and we plant the lilacs in common areas.” It might seem that locating a gravesite could be confusing if the family’s directions are vague and/or the cemetery is large. But Dee says they always locate the plot and if they are having any trouble, they can go to the cemetery caretaker or cemetery trustees who keep records to locate a particular grave. Belknap Gravesite Care also has tended to monument and town common areas, such as the Sarah Peck Park in Gilford, the Glendale Memorial Garden and they maintain annuals at many locations during the summer. Over the years, Dee has been a cemetery trustee and Jim has assisted her with lot layouts and memorial placements. With warmer weather approaching, and Memorial Day a time when we honor those who served and lost their lives, as well as remembering other loved ones who have passed, Dee and Jim are busy at cemeteries in Belknap County, as well as in Bow and Concord, New Hampshire. It is a big job that requires skill and a willingness to work hard. Dee concludes, “Yes, this time of year there is a lot for us to do. But we just want to make sure no one is forgotten or left out.” For information on Belknap Gravesite Care, visit or call 630-0986.

Interesting Facts about Covered Bridges in New Hampshire On Tuesday, May 21, the Belmont Historical Society will host a presentation called “Covered Bridges of New Hampshire” by Glenn Knoblock. The program will be held at 7 pm at the Corner Meeting House in Belmont. Covered wooden bridges have been a vital part of the New Hampshire transportation network, dating back to the early 1800’s. Given New Hampshire’s myriad streams, brooks, and rivers, it’s not surprising that 400 covered bridges have been documented. Often viewed as quaint relics of a simpler past, they were, however, technological marvels of their day. It may be native ingenuity and New Hampshire’s woodworking

tradition that accounts for the fact that a number of nationally noted covered bridge truss designers were New Hampshire natives. Glenn Knoblock will discuss covered bridge design and technology, and their designers, builders, and associated folklore. The visual presentation features many images, some current, some historic, of bridges throughout the state, both current and some that no longer exist. Glenn Knoblock is an independent scholar and author of 15 books and over 100 articles. He is also the author and historian on projects relating to northern New England bridges, New Hampshire cemeteries and brewing history and African-American military

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Make Tracks to The North East Motor Sports Museum Story & Photo by Mark Okrant Much like a treasure chest, New Hampshire is home to a number of jewels in the form of historic museums. One of the gems awaiting the auto racing enthusiast, or any traveler seeking something different, is the North East Motor Sports Museum (NEMSM), situated at 922 Route 106, in Loudon. As you approach the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) grounds from the south, you will see a big blue-and-white sign on the east side of the road. You owe it to yourself to visit this facility. Opened on June 10 of 2017, the museum’s mission is to preserve the northeastern U.S. racing history, with a focus on New England. Walking through the door, you can’t help but be inspired to continue your visit. Visitors are greeted by the museum’s executive director, Tom Netishen, or volunteers from the board of directors, who willingly donate their time as docents. The enthusiasm of these people is infectious, and you will soon find yourself being guided through the impressive collection housed inside. A few steps from the entrance, visitors encounter two of the museum’s showpieces, a 1915 Duesenberg race car and a Stanley Steamer car dating back to the 1890’s. Like the other objects in the museum’s collections, it is apparent that a great deal of time and effort has been expended to keep these in mint-condition and properly displayed. Other than the two classics described above, a wealth of motor sports history awaits. There are cars with a New England background from virtually every racing discipline. At the far end of the building, there is a display showing two vintage dragsters prestaged at the starting line, waiting for the Christmas tree to signal them to begin the race. Another highlight is

one of Joey Logano’s orange and white sprint cars. Logano is New England’s most successful driver, having won the 2018 NASCAR Cup Championship— the equivalent of a golfer winning the Masters. A number of racing motorcycles also are on display. Other items of interest include cases of championship trophies, and a case filled with driver helmets that enables one to see how design and technology have improved the safety of drivers. Mounted on the museum walls are posters and a number of action photographs. There is even a soap box derby display that will be of particular interest to young visitors. Built entirely by donations of money and services from the motor racing community, the museum attracts an audience of approximately 5,000 visitors annually. Many of the people who were on site the day I visited were seniors. As a long-time tourism industry researcher and educator, I’ve witnessed the decline and demise of hospitality businesses and tourism attractions that failed to recognize their

audience was aging. I asked Director Netishen how he planned to ensure that the museum would survive and thrive. Netishen didn’t pause for an instant to answer this question. While the museum’s primary purpose is to preserve the region’s racing history, he told me his board’s intention is to “inspire a wider audience to be involved in motor sports.” To accomplish this, the museum has begun to reach out to other racing fans, including a younger audience. Board member Bob Bianchi has constructed a slot car track that allows four players at one time to compete on a scaled one-quarter mile speedway. Children, teens, and young adults are the primary participants at the slot car track, but older attendees are an attentive audience, and occasionally partake. Another new feature is the iRacing Simulator. This gaming chaircomputer screen apparatus provides museum guests the opportunity to simulate driving a powerful race car on one of a number of race tracks. (The sights and sounds of the device completely captured the attention of

a teenager who was at the controls during my visit to the museum.) Netishen has other ideas as well. As funds become available, he plans to add more interactive displays that will appeal to young and more mature audiences alike. Two of these will simulate activities that longtime racing competitors know very well. One is a display that will allow museum guests to change a race car’s tire inside the museum. A second is a cutaway race car engine that will allow patrons to see first-hand how one of those powerful motors works. Netishen intends to give rally cars—popular with an under-age-25 audience—a prominent position in the museum’s collection. Then, using a piece of adjoining land, he is considering offering rally school classes that may include a driving component. One element designed to attract a larger audience is already in place. Netishen and his board recognize that events are critical to attracting larger audiences. Toward that end, the museum is presently raising funds to add an 8,000 square foot function space on adjacent land that was obtained as part of a 2017 90-year lease agreement with NHMS. With this new space, the museum will be able to dramatically increase what is already a busy event schedule. On May 4, NEMSM held its first annual Historic Motor Sports Exposition. The event hosted all of the region’s mobile and fixed museums devoted to car racing. An estimated audience of 500 to 700 attended this year’s event. As a result, the exposition is scheduled for May 2 in 2020. Other events during the 2019 season are: • Motor Sports Continued on page 23

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as a “social gathering place and the hub of motorsports in New England.” He envisions the museum as much more than a venue to view racing memorabilia. It is a place for racing industry people to share their stories with enthusiasts and soon-to-be enthusiasts. With this goal in mind, NEMSM will be a compelling place to visit for all generations well into the future. The North East Motor Sports Museum is open two days per month during winter; then every Saturday until Memorial Day. After June 1, the museum is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 10 am to 4 pm. General admission is $10, $7 for people age 65+, and free admission for children under the age of 12. The public is encouraged to join the museum as members, and donations are gratefully accepted. Netishen will be happy to discuss hosting events in this most interesting facility.

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Learn the art of tatting The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is offering a workshop for those wishing to learn a fun craft: tatting. The Beginning Tatting Class will be held on two days: Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23 with international award-winning tatter and designer, Elaine O’Donal. The first class will take place on Wednesday from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Students will discover the origins and history of the ancient handcrafting technique, learn about the basic tools used, creating patterns, and the process of tatting. The second class will take place Thursday, May 23 from 10 am to noon. Students will practice their new skills to finish up their tatted projects.

The class will be informal and fun, allowing each student to proceed at their own pace. No prior experience is necessary. Tuition is $35.00 per student with a materials fee of $12.00, paid directly to the instructor. Materials fee will include shuttle, thread, and beginner patterns. Students need to bring their own scissors, and if desired, paper and pen to take notes. Space is limited and preregistration is required. To register or inquire about the class, call 603279-7920 or stop at the gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, New Hampshire. For more details, visit http:// and the League’s Facebook page at http://

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Adventures in Camping...A Learning Experience By Berta Redfire “Are We There Yet?” Before the days of the internet and cell phones, my husband and I took our first camping trip together in Maine. All we had was an old musty army pup tent, a Coleman stove, one cast-iron frying pan, a small saucepan, an Igloo cooler and maybe a couple six packs of beer. But four children later, there were no vacations for several years. No trips to Disney or Aruba for us. Not until that magical summer, when the youngest child was no longer in diapers. (For a large family, a camping trip can get you out of Dodge for a few days quite nicely.) We became “Heavy Campers” Once our children were old enough, we began our summer vacations—weekend getaways to the New Hampshire State Parks. About every other weekend we’d pack the car and head up the highway with our four kids (and sometimes the dog) in tow. Off to explore another part of the state. We were not back-to-nature, rustic campers—we were heavy campers. I own it. Sometimes it seemed as though we packed everything but the kitchen sink. We brought way too much. Nevertheless, we packed up the car and drove as far north on Route 16 as we could go. Finally, we landed at the state park at Lake Francis. It was a ride that felt like it would never end. We were so far up the road we almost needed to ask the moose for directions. Packing for our small tribe was an epic task on its own. We packed

like an expeditionary force and were prepared to go rain or shine. Tents, sleeping bags, camp chairs, bicycles, fishing poles, two bright red Kennebunker canoes, board games—and don’t forget the baby dolls and the Hot Wheels cars. Two coolers filled to the brim for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lanterns, the Coleman stove, the list goes on and on. But beware: the more you bring along, the bigger the headache. Necessity Simplify. If you are trying to get away for a little down time, don’t kill yourself trying to bring along all the comforts of home. Simplify. A good camping trip requires good planning but even with the best of plans, things will be forgotten or unprepared for, but that only adds to the adventure.

Bring only what you really need. Don’t stress over it. Camping is a good learning experience for your children. I promise that there will be loud complaints along the way. But over 10 years later, my children recall it as a fond memory Remember, necessity is the Mother of invention; it’s amazing what you can do without. (You’ll learn what not to forget next time!) Plan your menu ahead of time. Do as much food-prep ahead of time as possible. It’s not a lot of fun peeling and chopping on a picnic table with a swarm of blackflies nipping at your neck. Keep it simple to prepare and simple to clean up. It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for the nearest diner or pizza place – especially if you are the one who usually gets stuck cleaning up after the meal. After all, you are on

vacation too. Book your campsite online. New Hampshire State Parks are great summer vacation getaways for middle class families. You can book a campsite online at the New Hampshire State Parks website https://www. I would recommend reserving early, as some weekends the campgrounds book up fast. But don’t let that stop you from getting away. Pick up a copy of the New Hampshire Camping Guide and the KOA Campground Guide. They are great resources, with listings of campgrounds and vacation rentals from all over the state. You don’t need to drive to the far end of the earth for a great camping trip. Check ahead before bringing the pooch. Though some campgrounds allow well-behaved pets, not every place allows dogs. It’s good to know that ahead of time. No matter how well-behaved you think your dog is, at your campsite, he may feel the call of the wild. Nobody likes a yapping dog at 5 am. Escape the everyday rat race. Find a nice place with no internet and spotty cell phone service, so your spouse can’t dial in to that meeting. As you sit beside the fire watching the flames dance, stories will be told. You will discover your family without the distractions of everyday life. Make memories that will last for a lifetime.

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Yester year Summer Cottages…Large and Small By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper When we think of a summer cottage, a tiny, one or two room wooden structure comes to mind. The cottage might fit more than one vacationing family, with everyone spending long, lazy days on a nearby beach or boating on the lake. Another type of summer “cottage” brought wealthy people to the Lakes Region, where their version of a summer place was quite different. If you were a wealthy Bostonian or upper-class member of New York society in the late 1800s to mid 1900s, your summer cottage might have up to 10 rooms, a luxurious screened porch and every amenity possible. When upper-crust members of society built summer homes in the Lake Winnipesaukee and White Mountain areas of NH, they brought with them what their idea of “cottages” and vacationing should be. Undoubtedly the most famous estate in the Lakes Region is the property known as Lucknow or Castle in the Clouds. The castle’s original owner, Thomas Plant, was a wealthy inventor and businessman who bought the mountain property in about 1911. The Moultonboro site was perfect for Plant’s ultimate home, which he envisioned as sitting high on a mountainside with incredible views of the lake and mountains. The mansion was made of cut stone and had every modern-day amenity such as state-of-

the-art showers, central vacuuming, a cooled wine cellar, forced hot water heating and more. The Castle welcomes the public daily for tours in the spring, summer and fall, as well as offering the estate for many activities. Elsewhere in the area, the Schrafft family, owners of a famed candy company, came to the Squam Lake region and put down summer home roots in the early 1900s. According to Squam by Rachel Carley, Robert Herman Otto Schulz (of Boston) and his wife, Louise Schrafft, built a home on a cove in the area. They named their summer home Indian Carry after a supposed Indian trail on the land. Not one to do things sparingly, the couple’s

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estate had seven buildings, including the large home as well as a boathouse and bunkhouse. Most likely Louise’s family visited her summer home and fell in love with the area as well. Her brother, William Schrafft and his wife built nearby on a rise with breathtaking views of the area. The home was called Chimney Pots and was designed in a chalet style, probably large and well furnished. Other Schrafft family cottages were Lochland, later to be purchased by television broadcaster William S. Paley (Frank Sinatra and other Rate Packers were said to be among the guests to the home) and the former Sunset House (inn). Benjamin Moore paint chairman Livingston Moore once owned the property. In nearby Tamworth, an old Boston family built a summer cottage in the 1890s. Elliott Channing Clarke liked the area and began to buy and consolidate small farms, which he built into one large country estate called Great Hill Farm. A successful engineer, Clarke added on to a one-and-a-half story, circa 1790s home. He filled the estate with gaming tables, beautiful furniture and big game trophies from his hunting expeditions. According to Summer Cottages in the White Mountains – The Architecture of Leisure and Recreation 1870 to 1930

by Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., among the first houses built with the express purpose of becoming a summer “cottage” in the Squam Lake Region was that of engineer William Norton. The Nortons were so impressed with the beauty of the Squam area that they bought land in Holderness. On the site they built The Pines, a wonderful summer home. According to Squam by Rachel Carley, it was the custom to build summer homes away from the lakes and ponds in the late 1800s. It was thought that insects around water bodies carried illness; the Nortons built their cottage near the top of Shepard Hill, which gave them great views of the lake and mountains. Friends and associates of Mr. Norton soon followed to the Shepard Hill Area. One of the enterprising groups built the Asquam House hotel. The hotel would become a busy spot with summer tourists over the years. One visitor, John Nicolay, was private secretary to Abraham Lincoln and later a marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court. The cottage that Nicolay built for his family’s summer use was called Tannenruch. The property remained in the Nicolay family until the death of John’s daughter, Helen Nicolay, a respected artist and writer. Occasionally a famous person or family built or bought a summer home in the Lakes Region. Actor Claude Rains was one such personage that settled in the area. Rains was well known in the 1930s and 1940s as a character actor. He was quite a famous movie star in his time, perhaps best known for his role as Inspector Renault in the 1942 film classic, “Casablanca”. Towards the end of his life, he resided at the former Weed house at the junction of Route 109 and Little Pond Road in Sandwich. Rains had an impressive resume as an actor; he was known for his roles in “The Invisible Man” and as Sir John Talbot in “The Wolf Man”. He also had a role as a Nazi spy in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Notorious”, and he earned four Academy Award nominations during his career.

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May 20, 2019 | THE LAKER | Page 27 When Rains and his wife sent their daughter to camp in New Hampshire, they were introduced to the area, according to written accounts. A family friend who resided in Sandwich each summer invited the Rains family to visit. The couple must have decided to relocate to New Hampshire and it is said Rains missed the country life when he resided elsewhere. Eventually, Rains approached Denley Emerson, a Sandwich real estate agent, about finding a manor-style in the Sandwich area, and Emerson successfully brokered the sale of the Weed house. Rains bought the property from Dorothy Weed, age 84 in 1963. The Rains family modernized the home somewhat, but every effort was made to maintain the original. Rains believed in keeping the integrity of historic houses and barns. The kitchen was updated, and he had a small porch enclosed, and an icehouse turned into an art studio for Mrs. Rains. Other alterations were cosmetic, such as painting the walls. Rains also took pride in the yard, planting lilacs, magnolias, hydrangeas, and crabapple trees. Claude Rains enjoyed his time in the area, and passed away in the late 1960s. In the Newfound Lake area, a farm in the Whittemore Point (Bridgewater) locale was purchased by E. P. Lindsey of Boston. Refurbished from top to bottom, the farm had a cottage for hired help and a modernized barn. Many renovations were made to the brick farmhouse. Lindsey may have been originally from the Newfound

area, and it is known that as a young man he worked as a common laborer in Bristol. Eventually, he amassed a fortune, and when his wife died in the 1930s the estate was valued at over $1 million. While the wealthy upper class were settling in the Squam and other lake areas, farmers and innkeepers were starting to take in summer vacationers on a more modest scale. In 1880, the first summer boarding house was built in Bridgewater on the eastern side of Newfound Lake. Originally called Lake View House, the structure was three stories high, with a dining room, dance hall and 75 bedrooms. Soon other hotels sprang up in the area, according to Newfound Lake, by Charles Greenwood: Elm Lawn; Bayview House, and later, Pasquaney. Large farms continued to help meet the demandfor lodging and just a few were Ackerman House, the Silas Brown property known as Newfound Lake Farm, and the Norman Smith farm. The largest town in the area was Bristol, and it boasted the Hotel Bristol and the G. G. Brown Hotel in the mid-1800s. Cottages were also springing up around the lake in the late 1800s. One area on the eastern side of Newfound Lake near Bridgewater became known as “Cottage City.” Owned mostly by professional and local businessmen, the summer homes were at the time the largest grouping of private cottages. By the early part of the 1900s, housekeeping cottages sprang up in the area to meet the demand for inexpensive tourist housing. The

cottages were rented to visitors for a week, or sometimes for an entire summer. In Alton Bay, lodgings were prolific. Near the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and with good train service to the area, travelers could easily reach such lodgings as West Shore Cottages and the Oak Birch Inn. W. F. Darling of Bristol built a large group of cottages in the 1920s. The colony was first known as Hiland Park with about 100 cottages. Guests could rent a cottage, cook their own meals, and best of all, relax on their porch and take in the wonderful views. Eventually this cottage colony would become known as Bungalow Village. About this time, at the foot of Newfound Lake, Walter Prince bought over 1,000 feet of shore property, on which he built a cottage colony. Prince saw further opportunities for income by building a store, restaurant and gas station. Everything the vacationer could want—from a dip in the lake, to

dinner in a restaurant and gas for the family car—was at Prince’s. On Lake Winnipesaukee, cottage colonies, as well as private summer homes/cottages have come and gone over the years. There was the Terrace Hotel in Laconia, a stately inn overlooking the water; the Sweetwood Cottages, Little Cape Codder Cabins, Look Off Rock Cabins, to name but a few of the summer lodging establishments that offered overnight or longer accommodations to the vacationing public. Whether a modest wooden structure or a cottage colony or inn establishment, or a grand private summer home for a wealthy person, the Lakes Region attracted all sorts of people. Their homes may have been different, but the thing that brought them here: the beauty and tranquility of a summer spent by the water, is something they have in common.

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Variety of Music at the Flying Monkey The legendary Wailers continue their quest to bring reggae to the forefront of the world’s stage when they perform at The Flying Monkey in Plymouth on Friday, May 31 at 7:30 pm. Formed in the late 1960s in Jamaica and best known as Bob Marley’s legendary backing band, the Wailers remain the world’s most popular reggae act, selling over 250 million albums and performing for over 20 million people around the world. Original members of Bob Marley’s band, Aston “Family Man” Barrett and Donald Kinsey, bolstered by a roster of younger members, now carry on this legacy as The Wailers. From 1972 to 1980, Bob Marley & the Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, “Fams”, as he’s known to his inner circle, has carried on the mission to “keep the Wailers together” just as Bob requested. The Wailers explain, “We want all the people who come to the shows to be able to close their eyes and feel like Bob is on the stage. We think the message is what has kept this band relevant. The message is positive, and it

The Adam Ezra Group brings people together. One love is the message, because everyone is connected.” Boston area roots rockers, The Adam Ezra Group, will be bringing their famously high energy live show to The Flying Monkey on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 pm. Known as Boston’s premier folk/rock band, their literate songcraft and high energy live shows have catapulted the Adam Ezra Group onto the

national stage. Ezra attended Colgate University, then began traveling, first to Venezuela, then to South Africa and Canada. During these trips, he became absorbed in the guitar. He headed to Chicago, where he honed his skills at the wealth of open mics, and began traveling around the country playing coffee shops. “During that time I brought my

guitar with me and really became immersed in teaching myself how to play and writing songs,” he says. “I decided it was the thing that inspired me the most in my life. I operate from a belief that at the core all human beings are the same. We have the same needs, and the same desires, and the same hopes and aspirations, and sadness. The things that make us different is culture and perspective. It became a goal of mine early on to soak up as much perspective as I could.” After landing back in Boston, he slowly began forming the band. “I’ve always kind of fancied myself as a folk musician and songwriter,” Ezra says. “I love singer-songwriter writing and I love songs that have story and content and meaning to them. But I’ve always been inspired by bands that created a community through the music they played on stage, that also translated into an infectious feeling off stage. I loved that and wanted to create that.” For more information on upcoming shows or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 603-536-2551 or go to

Five O’Clock Shadow on May 26 Five O’Clock Shadow (focs. com), the Boston based award-winning vocal group, will bring their distinctive a Capella style to the Lakes Region to benefit the Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association ( on Saturday, May 25. The concert will take place at the Inter-Lakes High School, located at 1 Laker Lane, in Meredith, and is presented by Temple B’nai Israel of Laconia, NH. Complimentary snacks and desserts can be enjoyed

at 7 pm, and the concert begins at 7:45 pm. Five O’Clock Shadow is comprised of six talented vocalists: Dan Lennon, Oren Malka, Paul Pampinella, Caleb Whelden, Judd Tomaselli, and Scott Cobban, renowned for their six-part harmonies and ability to mimic musical instruments. If you close your eyes you will think there is a full band on stage; they create this sound with only their voices and no back-up

tracks. Temple B’nai Israel is proud to partner with The Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association for the 11th We Care Benefit concert. The Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association has been serving the Lakes Region area since 1923, offering a full range of home care and hospice services as well as rehabilitation services, personal care services and wellness and community programs which are designed to promote the health, safety, and mental well-be-

ing for their clients through numerous clinics and support groups. By purchasing a ticket for $27.50 you will enjoy great music, food, and drink while supporting a local agency that provides vital services to the Lakes Region community. Tickets are available at WWW. TBINH.ORG, or at the Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith, Bayswater Books in Center Harbor and Greenlaws Music and Audio in Laconia.


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June 1 ‘Moose Mountains Trail Race’ will be fun for the whole family A new local trail race for the whole family, the first Moose Mountains Trail Race, will take place on Saturday morning, June 1 at Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Road, Milton Mills, NH. A 10K Trail Race starting at 9 am will be immediately followed by a Kids K around 10 am. Volunteer opportunities are plentiful for those eager to participate in ways other than racing. The 10K Trail Race traverses a loop course of woods roads appropriate for both seasoned and beginning trail runners. Volunteer race assistant Sarah Canney, an avid trail runner and champion racer, encourages runners of all experience levels to come try it out. “Test your mettle against the woods roads of rural New Hampshire! Are you bored with your usual route or tired of treadmills? This course has winding trails, moderate elevation change and unique features like an active beaver pond. The race promises fun and a supportive atmosphere for all. Whether it’s your first time competing on woods

trails, or you want an experience for the whole family, or you’re here for a warmup race and a high energy way to start your day, please join us for the first annual Moose Mountains Trail Race.” The Kids K will take place immediately following the 10K Trail Race. The race will give a chance for the whole family to participate in the fundraiser. During the 10K, children can try out the 1K fun run course or explore ‘Nature’s Playground’ in the Branch Hill Farm woods, under adult supervision. 10K Trail Race registration is $25 in advance or $35 on race day. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each gender and 10-year age groups, as well as to overall winners. Kids K registration is $5 and all children who finish their race will receive small prizes. Advance online registration is available at Race registrants may order exclusive race T-shirts with the Moose Mountains Trail Race logo



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Volunteers are needed in many capacities to help the race run smoothly and make it a successful fundraiser. Help will be needed with parking, registration, and road crossing safety, directing and timing racers, water stops, and food, cleanup and recycling for the BHF Zero Waste Initiative. Interested volunteers may contact MMRG Education Coordinator Kari Lygren at 603-978-7125 or info@ MMRG is grateful for the time and effort donated by volunteers and holds a Volunteer Appreciation event each year.


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Arts Council of Tamworth Celebrates Unity in the Community The Arts Council of Tamworth will present The Afro-Semitic Experience in concert on Thursday, June 6 at 7 pm at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. The concert is the conclusion of a three-day residency during which The Afro-Semitic Experience will share their eclectic music with kindergarten through 8th grade

students at Tamworth’s K.A. Brett School. The group will explore the Jewish-American and the AfricanAmerican experience of jazz with students—along with a healthy smattering of soul, funk, and world music flair.

The band’s leaders will offer a free community workshop focusing on vocal music and their message of Unity in the Community at Runnells Hall in Chocorua on Wednesday, June 5 from 6 to 8 pm.

With their unique instrumentation, solid grooves, and an ability to get an audience on its feet, The AfroSemitic Experience  is redefining the jazz concert. Their music is an intricate

tapestry of spiritual, world-beat, funk, jazz, cantorial, gospel, salsa and swing. Co-founded by African-American jazz pianist Warren Byrd and JewishAmerican jazz bassist David Chevan

in 1998, the band combines an eclectic array of styles, sophisticated musicianship, good songwriting, deep grooves, and years of friendship with a simple message: Unity in the Community. Their music has been heard around the United States; the group has performed at festivals, in churches, synagogues, colleges, and wherever people come together to share their love and respect for community.  The mission of the Arts Council of Tamworth is to inspire and empower the rural community through exposure to, and collaboration with, master artists and performers representing diverse art forms and cultures. ChooseYour-Own Ticket Price admission to the Thursday night concert supports free community arts workshops and multi-day in-school artist residencies. For tickets and information visit 

Tell Us Your Tamworth Family Story “Tamworth Families and the Civil War” will be the main focus of the Tamworth History Center’s (THC) spring, summer and fall activities. Starting Memorial Day weekend and running through Columbus Day, THC will be building an exhibit at its Center and holding events around the topic. All Tamworth residents, and others who may be interested, are invited to help. Do you and your family have photos, belongings, or stories passed

down to you, relating to a Tamworth ancestor who served in the Civil War, or to life in Tamworth in the 1860s? The History Center wants to tell the stories of Tamworth veterans’ descendants/ families who still live here. Questions to be answered include: Did your ancestor return home after the war? Did he move West, with or without family members? How else did his experience affect the family? Did your family farm here languish,

or grow? Did your forbears start new ventures further West? If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, THC Curator Bob McLean, Becca Boyden, Chris Clyne and Michelle Longley want to hear from you. A longtime student of the Civil War, Bob is responsible for ‘Tamworth in the Civil War’, a compilation of facts about the men who enlisted in the Union Army from Tamworth (available in both town libraries.)

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June at the Remick Museum Looking for something for the entire family to do as warmer weather approaches? Head to the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth to explore the out-of-doors and farm life. The 2nd Annual Spring On The Farm will take place on Saturday, June 8 from 11 am to 3 pm. Celebrate springtime at the Remick Museum and see beloved new arrivals: the baby animals. Meet the new kids, lambs, piglets, and calf. Card and spin wool, play with historical toys and games, get creative at the Farm Animal Crafts area, and compete against yourself in the Remick Farm Olympics. Plus, visit the herbal remedy Boo-Boo Station, interact with Hillsdale Dairy 4-H Club members as they introduce you to fuzzy farm animals for meet-and-greet time and cuddly hands-on fun. Take a walk on the trails, go sleuthing on a scavenger hunt and more. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $10 adults; $5 age 10 and under; age 4 and under are admitted for free and members receive

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help your memory. Additional walk dates are scheduled through October. Dress for the day’s weather and the farm’s varied terrain. The 4th annual NH Appreciation Day at Remick Museum will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10 am to 4 pm. To thanks you for your support throughout the year, if you are a fulltime New Hampshire resident, you are invited to visit the museum free of charge on this day—please show proof of residency at the front desk to receive a bracelet of admission. You are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy at one of the many picnic spots. An Outdoor Walk will take place on Thursday, June 27 from 10 to 11:30 am. Today, and throughout the growing season, learn to recognize the abundance of useful, interesting, edible or medicinal plants on the grounds of the museum—and perhaps ones that also grow in your own backyard. Please plan to dress for the day’s weather and ther varied terrain. For information on Remick programs, please call 603-323-7591.

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Presenting Summer 2019 at Great Waters Music Festival As summer approaches, it is almost time for the Great Waters Music Festival’s concert series. Founded in the 1990s, the Great Waters concerts offer a variety of musical talent in select locations around Wolfeboro. On June 13, The Lobbyists will perform at the Barn at the Inn on Main at 200 N. Main Street at 7:30 pm. A mighty little Brooklyn folk band and theater, the seven young actor/ musicians tell stories through original folk music “lush harmonies” and “marvelous” songwriting (The New York Times). The NH Master Chorale and Chamber Orchestra “Considering Matthew Shepard” is scheduled for June 29 at 7:30 pm at the First Congregational Church in Wolfeboro. In 2018, The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts supported the New Hampshire Master Chorale in its efforts to produce the highly acclaimed contemporary oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard. The 30-voice chamber chorus, led by Dan Perkins of Plymouth State University, will perform an encore performance of the concert-length work, sharing the message that love and hope can overcome all. A companion dinner hosted by the church is offered separately. On July 11, Under The Streetlamp will be performed at Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro at 7:30 pm. Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including “Jersey Boys,” Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s to 1970s. Their shows feature tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. The show is a flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll

Red Molly is one of the concerts that will be presented at Great Waters Music Festival this summer. songs. On July 19, Steep Canyon Rangers takes place at 7:30 pm at Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro. Steep Canyon Rangers have been expanding the parameters of bluegrass since coming together in 2000. The genredefying band has developed a remarkable catalogue of original music – predominantly co-written by Sharp and bassist Charles R. Humphrey III – that links them to the past while at the same time, demonstrates their ambitious intent to bring string-based music into contemporary relevance. Their newest release, “Out in the Open” is an undeniable milestone on Steep Canyon Rangers’ ongoing creative journey. As they fast approach their second decade, Steep Canyon Rangers are still moving forward, as ever searching for new horizons and musical vistas.

Rhiannon Giddens, Our Native Daughters takes place on July 27 at 7:30 pm at Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro. “Gathering a group of fellow black female artists who have a lot to say made it both highly collaborative and deeply personal to me,” Giddens writes in a press release. “It felt like there were things we had been waiting to say our whole lives in our art, and to be able to say them in the presence of our sisters-

in-song was sweet indeed. I see this album as part of a larger movement to reclaim the black female history of this country.” The popular group Red Molly comes to Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro on August 2 at 7:30 pm. Formed in 2004, Red Molly has inspired countless female trios and reinvented themselves as a high-octane, five-piece band in 2017. They remain a dominant force on the Americana/ folk scene due in part to their laughter and spontaneity onstage. Upright bassist Craig Akin and percussionist and electric guitarist Eben Pariser fill out the sound, giving the show a broad range of musical options—from complex and hard-hitting to sparse and delicate. Red Molly combines the forces of three songwriters with unique character and style, creating a show that is larger than the sum of its parts. Known for their three-part harmony, their songs and arrangements lay bare a love of vocal blends. The band weaves together threads of American music—from country and blues to folk and bluegrass. Their innovative instrumentation is suited for rootsrock and heartfelt ballads alike, and the alchemy of their personalities onstage draws even back row listeners into a sense of intimacy. The Hot Sardines will perform on August 8 at 7:30 pm at the Kingswood • Great Waters Continued on page 36

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Lake Life Brand: a modern business built on a passion for water By Mark Okrant What should we expect two best friends who love lake life in New Hampshire to do with their spare time? Some might take up golf or parasailing, but not Rick Bartle and Matthew Rosenfield. After enjoying summers on the lakes of New Hampshire during their formative years, the two friends and neighbors began looking for “something they could build together,” while continuing to share a mutual interest in the outdoors and lake culture. Their solution? Start a company together. The first hurdle was to convince their wives of this idea. Potentially complicating matters was the fact that both couples had young children. And, like their husbands, the women in the households had well-established careers of their own. All of this may sound like the background for an episode of Divorce Court. Fortunately, that has not been the case for Bartle and Rosenfield. Writer Amy Meadows told her readers in a 2018 www.knowatlanta. com article, “There’s nothing like being on lake time. Everything feels slower, calmer, and more agreeable.” Meadows described how stress slips away as soon as one hears water gently lapping against the shoreline, as “days blend into one another with a sense of serene bliss.” For many who live in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, their exposure—like that of Bartle and

Rick and Matthew of Lake Life Brand. Rosenfield—began during their formative years. And, for thousands of seasonal vacationers, those experiences led to full-time residence. Over the years, entrepreneurs Bartle and Rosenfield had numerous discussions during their frequent family get-togethers. They soon recognized lake life begets a style all its own. Ultimately, in 2016, Bartle and Rosenfield decided to make this lifestyle the focus of a new company, Lake Life Brand, whose task was to make clothing for “lake people.” They postulated that people who live in the lake regions of the state, nation, and the world have a particular style of life. Regardless of

whether one is boating, fishing, swimming, sunbathing on a dock, or relaxing in the shade of a screened-in porch—even if only in spirit—the feeling calls for casual, but stylish attire. With their market thus identified, the two men set out to serve it. Both men were passionate about their fledgling enterprise. However, at the same time that they were dreamers, Bartle and Rosenfield were realists. Each was gainfully employed in a career and, as stated above, had a

blossoming family life. While neither may have been familiar with the writing of John Donne, it’s apparent that they took a cue from the old metaphysics poet’s Devotions (1624), wherein Donne wrote, “no man is an island,” meaning you cannot manage this by yourself. Bringing their business to fruition necessitated achievement of three tasks: design, production, and marketing. You might wonder why this columnist has drawn parallels between an ancient poet and the effort of two contemporary businesspeople. Since Bartle and Rosenfield were determined to maintain their successful careers and excellent family lives, it would be necessary to develop their new enterprise parttime. What resulted is a modern take on Donne’s concept. It was immediately apparent to the pair that this was going to be a two-person enterprise, with each of them bringing a set of skills to the table. Bartle had a very strong entrepreneurial background, and was capable of seeing the path they needed to follow. Meanwhile, Rosenfield was a marketer with the necessary skills and patience it takes to use the Internet to grow their brand. • Lake Life Continued on page 35

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May 20, 2019 | THE LAKER | Page 35 • Lake Life Continued from page 34 It was clear to Bartle and Rosenfield that they were not in a position to hire a workforce, nor to deal with the supervisory, medical, insurance, and other details that came with operating a manufacturing company. After discussing their concept with family members and friends, they slowly expanded their circle of contacts. Through these connections, the pair was introduced to a number of local craftspeople, the artisans who could help them design and produce their merchandise. Over time, the relationships with these people grew, as everyone involved realized they shared a similar passion for lake life. The first stage was to design a line of clothing that evoked the sensation of spending time at a lake. By visiting, one will find a series of colorful panels displaying clothing items bearing the company’s brand and logo: the classic tee shirt, a tee with a three-quarter sleeve, a long sleeve tee, as well as a tank top and V-neck tee for women. For both genders, there is a hooded long sleeve pullover, and a winter rain shell. Another very early item was a boat and beach bag with a waterproof bottom. Soon they added clothing items bearing other logos: On Lake Time, Jump On In, Kayak Trip, Front Row Seats, and Dockside. The success of their apparel line convinced the two men to design head gear options consisting of a ball cap and a cold snap (i.e., winter) beanie; additionally, there are several models of ‘slides’, a type of flip-flop. Presently, the company offers an assortment of home goods and accessories. These include a 30y-ounce Yeti lake tumbler bearing the company’s logo, a 50 by 60 inch soft fleece “curl up” blanket, decorative signs using old license plates, and a corn-board bottle opener. Success in bringing any start-up business to fruition necessitates a

Lake Life Brand logo. good measure of passion, a trait these two men have in spades. When asked how they were able to turn a small enterprise into a national brand so quickly, Bartle described their formula. The basis of all that has ensued is the deep friendship and respect the men share for one another, and their love for experiencing the outdoors by a lake. Their excitement, in turn, has been shared by the craftspeople who created the Lake Life Brand’s product line. During our brief discussion, Bartle identified several artisans who produce everything from their 15 clothing items, to the license plate wall hangings, to the company’s interesting bottle openers. His tone was one that might be used in describing a family member. With an interesting product line in hand, an efficient distribution system was needed. Step one was to

design a compelling website. Armed with suggestions from a growing network of supporters, Rosenfield developed the extremely user-friendly website that functions as an online store for capturing direct customer sales. In addition, over time, the company has established a cadre of retail partnerships, comprised of stores that share Bartle and Rosenfield’s appetite

for the lake lifestyle. Examples are Yikes in Center Harbor and the Gilford Country Store. Looking forward, the retail partnerships, wherein outlets purchase Lake Life Brand items at a wholesale price and sell them to customers at retail, project to be the company’s major growth area. No discussion of Lake Life Brand would be complete without further addressing their use of the Internet and social media. This is where Rosenfield’s skills as a blogger are extremely important. Using #mylifeonthelake as his tagline, Rosenfield posts and shares lake stories, photographs, and product ideas with a vast readership on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. In this manner, people who otherwise may not have heard of the Lake Life Brand play an important role in growing global awareness of the small company. In the not-too-distant future, we can expect Rosenfield to acquire the services of a college student intern, thereby taking some of the pressure from his impressive social media pursuits. Not surprisingly, Lake Life Brand has developed an excellent track record of giving back to the community. Since its inception, the company has provided support in various forms to a number of New Hampshire organizations, including the New Hampshire Lakes Association, the New Hampshire Boat Museum, and New Hampshire Made. Bartle and Rosenfield have shown that no man is an island, even if your business is built upon lake life.

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Wolfeboro Wilderness Preserved Forever Heath Preserve and the Association’s work in the community, as well as on upcoming scheduled programs. Call 603-534-0222 to be added to the mailing list to learn about upcoming programs. The Wentworth Watershed Association has a proven track record

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sociation’s president, Anne Blodget. “This new preserve in Wolfeboro will protect wetlands and wildlife, preserve water quality, and allow community access and educational opportunities.” The Brewster Heath Preserve can be accessed from MacManus Road, adjacent to the Kingswood Golf Course and near the Crescent Lake School. “This is a great opportunity for the Wentworth Watershed Association to partner with the Governor Wentworth Regional School District, Lakes Region Technology Center, and Brewster Academy to provide students with walking access to a living lab for education and recreation in the wild,“ said Association Executive Director Julie Brown. She also noted the community access to the preserve for hiking, cross-country running, skiing and snowmobiling. The Association expressed thanks to Irving Roberts and his family, as well as to Ken Perry and David Countway for their donations and commitment to helping the Association acquire the property for conservation. Planning for new trails on the property will begin this spring. The Association’s website wentworthwatershed. org includes details about the Brewster

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The Underground Railroad in New Hampshire kicks off season at Gilmanton Historical Society The Gilmanton Historical Society opens its 2019-program season with a presentation on New Hampshire and the Underground Railroad, on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 pm at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works.

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established during the early 1800s. It was used by African-American slaves to escape into free states and Canada. Michelle Arnosky Sherburne

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on the fourth Tuesday of each month, June through September, with programs featuring Gilmanton history: a walking tour of Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery on June 25 (6 pm), Doug Towle’s Antique Gilmanton Homes on July 23; The 12th New Hampshire Regiment During the Civil War on August 27h; and A Brief History of Gilmanton’s Churches on September 24h. Social hour and refreshments begin at 7 pm and the program begins promptly at 7:30 pm. The Society’s museum, in the basement of Old Town Hall, will be open at 7 pm. The Society’s Museum in Old Town Hall is open every Saturday morning, 10 am to noon, June, July and August. The programs are free and open to the public. Donations to support the work of the Society are always welcome.

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Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery is open with new and returning artists pleasing to sight and touch, making it a comfortable piece to hold.” The Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery is the birthplace of the League of NH Craftsmen. Known locally as “The Industries,” it inspires and educates the broader community with a wide range of classes, demonstrations, and lectures in traditional and contemporary crafts. Classes start in June with a one-day introduction to mosaics, led by Cindy Stanton, and continue through October with offerings in weaving, fabric dyeing, watercolors, drawing, rug braiding, jewelry

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Wright Museum’s Ambitious Lobby Display The Wright Museum of World War II in Wolfeboro has chosen the 1944 Battle of the Bulge for what Executive Director Michael Culver said may be its “most complex lobby display yet.” Said Culver, “The display is theater, but the reason behind the display is educational.” He also added that the inspiration behind the display is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. “Hopefully, the impact of the display will make visitors want to learn more about the Battle, WWII personalities, events and

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figures accurately represent the time period. “Making sure the soldiers have the correct equipment and are wearing it correctly is an important technical aspect for me,” said Cook, who added how important the display is to teach history. “It was the second deadliest battle, killing 19,000 Americans,” he said. “I hope this display gives people a better understanding of what these men did and sacrificed.” The region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, the Wright Museum features more than 14,000 items in its collection that are representative of both the home front and battlefield. For more information on The Wright Museum and its exhibits, visit

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Major Land Conservation Project in New Hampshire’s Ossipee Mountains The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is proud to announce the completion of a major land conservation project in the northern Ossipees Mountains of central New Hampshire. LRCT has acquired a conservation easement that protects 1,615 acres owned by The Farm Trust in Tamworth, New Hampshire. Conservation of land in the Ossipee Mountains has long been one of LRCT’s highest priorities. For more than 10 years LRCT has been working to protect these lands that encompass scenic mountain summits and slopes, the upper part of the Cold River Valley, productive farmland, working forests, and pristine wilderness. With the support of a grant from the Open Space Institute’s (OSI) Resilient Landscapes Initiative, LRCT has permanently conserved this landscape for future generations. Many qualities make the permanent protection of this property particularly noteworthy. The conservation easement protects significant areas of biodiversity, substantial wildlife habitat highly ranked by the NH Fish and Game Department, and resilient landscapes naturally resistant to drought, flooding, and changing temperatures, as identified by The Nature Conservancy and OSI. This project provides critical protection for vernal pools and the water quality of Cold Brook, a tributary of the

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June Happenings at the Science Center On Saturday, June 1, visitors to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness will be treated to allthings-gardening at Kirkwood Gardens Day from 9 am to noon. Stop by to see the gardens and for the annual Kirkwood Gardens Day plant sale. The event is a chance to gain inspiration from Kirkwood Gardens and to find beautiful plants for your own garden. Purchase fine perennials from a prestigious New England nursery and knowledgeable local gardeners, and peruse the silent auction of desirable plants and garden items, browse craft vendors, and find treasures at the collectibles yard sale. Beverages and baked goods will also be for sale. All proceeds benefit Kirkwood Gardens at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Kirkwood Gardens and parking are located on Route 3 in Holderness (north of Route 113). Moose in New Hampshire is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 at 7 pm. How is New Hampshire’s moose population doing? What is the deal with winter tick and moose? How is climate change affecting moose populations? Join New Hampshire Fish and Game Biologist and Moose Project Leader Kris Rines for this lecture to answer these questions and more. Kris will share her research on the largest members of the deer family. This program is free but reservations are required. Yearning to learn about birds? Plan

The view of Squam Lake from Mount Fayal at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. to attend Spring Birding on Friday, June 7 from 7 to 10 am. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Squam Lakes Conservation Society will hold a beginner bird identification program for adults and youth, age 14 and older. Under the guidance of Iain MacLeod, participants will seek out the huge variety of birds that fill the woods, meadows, and wetlands each spring. Participants will explore a variety of habitats in the Lakes Region looking for birds identified by sight and sound. An Annual Breeding Bird Census will take place on Saturday, June 8 with Session 1 running from 5:30 to 8 am and Session 2 from 8 to 9:30 am. The birding census is geared for adults and families with children age 12 and up. For over three decades Senior Naturalist Dave Erler has conducted a

census in early June of bird species that nest on the Science Center campus. The census is done primarily by ear listening for territorial songs of male birds, indicating probable nesting. This is a great opportunity to hone your bird song identification skills. The early session (5:30 am) involves canvassing two forested zones, including Mt. Fayal. The later session (8:30 am) covers fields, exhibit areas, and Kirkwood Gardens. Binoculars are available or bring your own. The program is free of charge but reservations are required Help the Science Center by attending Invasive Species Removal Work Day on Thursday, June 13 from 10 to 11:30 am. You are invited to learn how to identify and remove invasive plant species. The program will begin with a brief introduction to an invasive

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Silent film classic ‘Safety Last’ It’s an image so powerful, people who’ve never seen the movie still instantly recognize it. The vision of Harold Lloyd hanging from the hands of a huge clock, from the climax of his silent comedy ‘Safety Last,’ (1923), has emerged as a symbol of the “anything goes” spirit of early Hollywood and the magic of the movies. See how Harold gets into his highaltitude predicament in a screening of ‘Safety Last’, one of Lloyd’s most popular comedies, on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 pm at the Flying Monkey Moviehouse and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H.

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