October 2017

Make Each Hike a “Goldilocks”

by The Laker

Make Each Hike a “Goldilocks” Story and photo by Barbara Neville Wilson   On Saturday I wake to a subtly rose colored, gilt-edged sky. The sun just rising above the mountains is framed, either side, by silhouettes of fir trees. I flick a snowflake from my eyeglasses, duck into Guyot Shelter, and shake the shoulder […]

When Pigs Fly!

by The Laker

Ultralights on Winnipesaukee Story and photos by Barbara Neville Wilson According to Laconia’s Timothy Lacey, on days you see Rick Pierce flying over Lake Winnipesaukee, you know “everything is all right with the world.” Rick only flies when the weather is perfect, so when you see him, “you know it’s a good day.” Timothy and […]

Day Tripping-Loving Laconia

by The Laker

Story & photos by Kathi Caldwell-Hopper Loving Laconia…that seems like a weird headline for a day tripping story about wandering to Weirs Beach and browsing the exhibit at the Laconia Library, but it really does describe how I felt about the area after a recent day trip. It was a quiet Monday in early October […]

1853 Free Soil Convention

by The Laker

By Barbara Neville Wilson  (Photo, right:Daniel Pickering from History of Wolfeborough, NH.) Here’s a mystery to ponder… Fact: One hundred sixty-four years ago, on August 25, 1853, John Greenleaf Whittier reported a brief doubling of the population of Wolfeboro, “The Free Soil Convention, which met here yesterday, was a most spirited and successful demonstration. Early […]

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