July 2017

5000 Photos…and Counting

by The Laker

By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper Photo courtesy Joan Cook Joan Cook is on a mission. She has been focused on that mission for six-plus years and she sees no end in sight, nor does she really want her mission to end. Perhaps “mission” is not the right word to describe the process that led to Joan collecting […]

The Hospital & Community Aid Street Fair

by The Laker

By Barbara Neville Wilson (courtesy photo) “Boats, Barbara. We really need boats.” Jane Wass is serious. “Put that in at the beginning of the article, and put it in at the end, too,” she advises. And there! I’ve done it, haven’t I? When Jane Wass speaks up about what the Hospital & Community Aid Street […]

Paradise Found…on the Newfound EcoTour

by The Laker

 Story & Photo by Kathi Caldwell-Hopper There was a time when summer just wasn’t summer for me without a canoe ride on Newfound Lake. I grew up in the Bristol, NH area and Newfound Lake was the water body of choice for don’t-go-many-places folks like my family. By my teen years I was busy with […]

The Never-Quite-Predictable Clark House Museum

by The Laker

Story & photos by Barbara Neville Wilson (Photo): The restored Amoskeag Steamer is a highlight in the Firehouse at the Clark House Museum Complex At first glance, the quaint white cape, white schoolhouse, white barn and white firehouse surrounded by the white picket fence at Wolfeboro’s Clark House Museum Complex look like something out an […]

Libby Museum Offers Outdoor “How-Tos”

by The Laker

By Barbara Neville Wilson Photo courtesy School of the Forest The early-teen years are magical for discovering oneself outside the cocoon of the familiar. We’re lucky in the Lakes Region. “Free range” children are more the norm than the exception. Bike rides downtown, maiden voyages on the lake, and hiking expeditions to territory outside the […]

Day Tripping: Peaceful Shaker Village

by The Laker

Reaching for Perfection – Peaceful Shaker Village Story & Photos by Kathi Caldwell-Hopper Everything the Canterbury Shakers did was aimed toward perfection. They had an orderly way to go about their days, right down to the way they set a table for dinner or conducted themselves when speaking to others. While set rules governed their lives, […]

Summertime Churches Bring Charm to the Lakes Region

by The Laker

By Sarah Wright Photos courtesy St. John’s-on-the-Lake Chapel You can’t miss it. Summer residents and tourists have arrived in the area. It’s fun to see the various license plates, and my sons always comment on the faraway ones. “Wow, Wyoming! They’ve come a long way!” But who wouldn’t want to visit the Lakes Region at this […]

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