HOLDERNESS — Squam Lake is the focus of a "destination" article in the latest issue of New England Boating magazine. The story was written by Ray Carbone, founder and CEO of Carbone Productions, LLC, of Laconia. Photography was supplied by local photographer Karen Bobotas.
The six-page story, named "Squam Song", extols the serene beauty of the lake made famous by the 1981 movie "On Golden Pond".
"Squam is gorgeous in every respect, no matter what the season... But boating on New Hampshire's second largest lake is not for everyone," the story reads. "For one thing, unlike nearby Winnipesaukee, it's not a place for cabin cruisers or cigarette boats." It's one of only three New Hampshire lakes that limits vessels with a "head and a bed", which eliminates spending a night on the water, it says.
The feature mentions bass, salmon and lake trout fishing on the lake as well as popular low-impact activities like enjoying the water on a skiff, kayak or canoe; hiking; and visiting the Squam Lake Natural Science Center and the Loon Center.
Local businesses receive prominent attention including the marinas on Little Squam and eateries like Walter's Basin, the Corner House Inn in Sandwich and the Common Man in Ashland.
Carbone said that the "Squam Song" feature is part of his company's new "Lakes Region Talks" initiative. In the coming months, Carbone Productions will be working with a select group of area businesses and organization to "spread the word" about everything that's great about being in the Lakes Region. The effort is to follow-up to "The Lakes Region of New Hampshire: Four Seasons, Countless Memories," the company's popular photo-essay.
For information about New England Boating or "Lakes Region Talks", call 603/520-6964.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:00
MEREDITH — Meredith Public Library's Master Plan Committee will be making a presentation about the Past, Present and Future of the Meredith Public Library on Wednesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library.
The library is facing many challenges including life-safety code, parking and accessibility issues. Before the trustees can plan for the future, they need to hear from the public about what they want from their library. All input will be recorded and it will be used to help the committee prepare a report for the Library Trustees. This report will help to guide the trustee's build a Library Master Plan. Refreshments will be served.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 08:56
LACONIA — Join Laconia Rotary Club for an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region located at 888 North Main Street, Laconia.
"We're grateful for the generosity of the community for making this event possible," said event chair and Laconia Rotary Club President Elect Pat Anderson, "Thank you to Café Déjà Vu, Contigiani's Catering, Doug Whittum, Kitchen Cravings, McDonald's of Meredith, Plum Crazy, Scott Ouellette of Canoe/O Steaks & Seafood, Stu Ramsey, Sysco Foods, Top of the Town Restaurant, Vista Foods, Water Street Café, and Woodshed Coffee Roasters for food and product donations."
Breakfast is $5 per person or $20 per family and includes pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, orange juice and coffee. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club for the purchase and renovation of their new home at the former St. James Church.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 08:49
MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes math team placed 3rd out of 17 small schools at the 42nd New Hampshire State Math Contest held at Plymouth State University.
Inter-Lakes scored 204 points to capture 3rd place behind Bishop Brady High School in 1st with 248 points and Portsmouth Christian Academy in 2nd with 219 points. Overall, out of 55 total schools at the contest, Inter-Lakes finished in 10th place, ahead of most medium, intermediate, and large schools.
The team high scorer for the day was Johnny Cox with 28 points which included a perfect score in Algebra 1. Matt Schneberger, Jonah Steiss, and Sarah Sundius followed, each with 24 points. Matt and Jonah each had perfect scores in Algebra 1 and Sarah had a perfect score in Advanced Math. Isabel Cunningham, Ben Jaques, and Hayley Roth each contributed 16 points to the team total with Hayley also getting a perfect score in Advanced Math.
Liam Donahoe, Finnian O'Connell, and Danial Thomas rounded out the team with 12, 8, and 4 points respectively. A plaque was awarded to the team for their 3rd place finish and will be on display in the Laker hallway. The team is coached by Bob Marcoux and Diane Mega.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 08:40
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