May 2017

Local Veterans Remember World War II

by The Laker

By Sarah Wright Every veteran has a story. Together, these stories make up the fabric of our nation’s history. Throughout time, stories like these have been passed down from generation to generation. We can learn a lot from someone else’s experiences, especially those of our veterans. Most inspirational is how these individuals joined the fight […]

The Winnipesaukee Sailboat Share

by The Laker

  Story by Barbara Neville Wilson Photo by Joshua Spaulding Many people come to the Lakes Region looking for retreat from civilization. There’s something soothing when you let your hair dry naturally after a swim, when you are involuntarily unplugged from the Internet, or when supper is an indulgent double-scooped, twice-churned ice cream in a […]

The Queen of the Lake

by The Laker

Outstanding NH Women By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper (Photo courtesy M/S Mount Washington) If there was a job description for Polly May’s position at the M/S Mount Washington, it might read something like this: Must be willing to multi-task; must love talking with people from a variety of countries; must have a willingness to learn new things; […]

Weirs Beach: Where the Cavalry Meets Queen Anne

by The Laker

Story and photo by Barbara Neville Wilson After a beautiful ride around the top of the lake and that incredible “ahhh” moment as I crest the hill and see the panorama of Winnipesaukee ahead of me, I turn left at the iconic sign and enter Weirs Beach. The whole area looks brighter and bigger than […]

Memorial Day Parades Commemorate Those Who Served

by The Laker

  By Sarah Wright Memorial Day is a time when we remember the men and women who died for our country while serving in the armed forces. Many towns in the area mark the occasion with ceremonies and parades. Here are some of the local events planned for Memorial Day Monday (May 29). The annual […]

Day Tripping

by The Laker

Recalling the Days of Summer Camp at the Museum of the White Mountains By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper “Camp is preparation for life, teaching how to find peace and understanding in order to play the game of life better in the surroundings in which modern man finds himself.” — Alcott Farrar Elwell, 1925   It was a […]

Get on the Water at Annual Branch River Paddle

by The Laker

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust (BHF/CSFCT) are teaming up to offer canoe and kayak enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy a group paddle of the pristine Branch River in Milton Mills, NH. The event will take place from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, May 27. It […]

It’s Town Wide Yard Sale Time in the Lakes Region!

by The Laker

By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper Whether your taste is for sports equipment, furniture, antiques, clothing or books, a good yard sale will have what you are looking for. Part of the fun of yard saling is the thrill of the hunt; during the summer and right into fall, there are town wide yard sales in the Lakes […]

Laconia Railroad Station: Keystone to Laconia’s Success

by The Laker

Story & Photo by Barbara Neville Wilson On August 22,1892 when a brass band ceremoniously marched station master E.O. Cook from the Plain Jane old Laconia railroad station, across the road to the imposing new station of red sandstone-trimmed grey granite, few people may have realized the political significance of that short walk. But Charles […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day in the Lakes Region

by The Laker

By Sarah Wright (photo: the M/S Mount Washington offers a fun Mother’s Day cruise. (Courtesy photo) Mark Twain once wrote, “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” Yes, the love, nurturing, and certainly patience of a mother for her child are hard to match. Mother’s Day […]

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