LINCOLN — Owners of the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach, recently announced they will be making the switch to their annual Fall schedule following Labor Day weekend.
The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln will operate on weekends only the first two weeks of September with departures scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on September 7 & 8 and 14 & 15. Daily operations will resume for 1 hour and 20 minute Fall Foliage trips from Lincoln on Monday, September 16 with trains departing the Hobo Junction Station at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through Sunday, October 20. Train rides will also be available at the Hobo Railroad the weekend of October 26 & 27, with departures scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ticket prices for the Hobo Railroad are $15 for adults and $10 for children 3-11 years of age, while ages 2 and under ride for free.
After a short break in early November, the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln will reopen the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29, with their popular Santa Express trains. Ticket prices are $20 for First Class seating and $15 for Coach Class seating (all ages) while ages 2 and under ride for free. Operating weekends at 1 p.m. through Saturday, December 21, advance reservations for the Santa Express trains can be made by visiting www.santatrains.com.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith will begin weekend operations for the Fall season starting Saturday, September 7, and running through Sunday, September 15, with trains departing Meredith Station at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Starting September 21, and running through October 19, 2-hour Fall Foliage trains will depart weekends from Meredith at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, October 20, as well as the weekend of October 26 & 27, 2-hour train rides will be available from the Meredith Station at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The Weirs Beach ticket office will also operate weekends this Fall with 1-hour train rides departing the lakeside location at 11 a.m, 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on September 2, 7 & 8, 14 & 15. Starting September 21 and available weekends through October 19, 1-hour rides will be available from the Weirs Beach ticket office at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. On Sunday, October 20, as well as the weekend of October 26 & 27, 2013, 1-hour train rides will be depart from Weirs Beach at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Ticket prices for the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad's 2-hour Fall Foliage excursions along Lake Winnipesaukee are $16 for adults and $12 for children 3-11 years of age, while ages 2 and under ride for free. Tickets for 1-hour excursions from Weirs Beach are $14 for adults, $10 for children 3-11, while ages 2 and under ride for free.
In addition to the regular 2-hour excursions on weekends throughout the Fall from Meredith and the 1-hour trips from Weirs Beach, the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad also offers a very popular Fall Foliage Special that allow guests to enjoy a 4-hour experience from Meredith, to Plymouth, with a stop at the Common Man Inn & Restaurant in Plymouth where they'll be treated to a hot buffet lunch before returning to Meredith. Available only on weekends September 28 & 29 as well as October 5, 6, 12, 13, 14 & 19, tickets for the popular Fall Foliage Special are $55 adult / $25 child (ages 3-11) for Coach Class, $89 for First Class (all ages) and $99 for Presidential Class (all ages). Advance reservations are required for the Fall Foliage Special and can be made by visiting www.HoboRR.com or calling (603) 745-2135.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:22
MEREDITH – The Winnipesaukee Wellness Center raised $6,800 with its first-ever Dinner Theatre endeavor.
Meredith Village Savings Bank's major donation was a great stimulus for all who worked so hard for a very pleasant event. MVSB's recognition of the need for the services provided by the WWC, which enhance wellness for many in our communities, led the way for others to help out as well.
With the opportunities provided by Interlakes Summer Theatre and Magic Foods Catering all who attended the evening enjoyed a wonderful dinner and a superb evening at" Les Miserables".
The pleasant surroundings of Magic Foods Catering provided the atmosphere for socialization and enjoyment for all. The theatre production was amazing and the accolades for all, cast and support people, continue.
In addition, many people brought non perishable items for the Lakes Region Food Pantry, giving those attending an opportunity to help others in the community.
The Winnipesaukee Wellness Center raised $6,800 with its First Annual Dinner Theatre fund raiser. Shown on rowing exercise machines are Rowena Schlegel and Janet Stearns, Wellness Center participants and back row are Debra Emerton, WWC nurse, Cindy Oxton, MVSB Branch Manager, and Pat Hayny, WWC participant. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:16
ASHLAND — St. Mark's will be kicking off their fall fundraiser to support their mission and ministry of the church.
The church will be holding a raffle with outstanding prizes, including a $200 cash prize, $200 credit to Stafford Heating Company, Inc. in Laconia, $200 of dry wood from Paul Beadle, and $200 worth of meat from Hannaford. The drawing will be on Friday, December 20.
Tickets are $2 each.
St. Mark's of Ashland, along with other Ashland Community Churches, provides over sixty 'Got Lunch' backpacks to Ashland and Holderness students, provides a community breakfast on the 4th Saturday of each month, puts on a glorious music and choral program for all, and currently has a large and growing children's Sunday School.
Service is every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more information call 968-7640 or visit www.stmarksashlandnh.org
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:07
MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will hold a field trip in the Madison/Freedom area on Saturday, September 7, from 7:30-10:30 a.m., to look for migrating fall birds.
On Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough, the chapter will present a program about Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice.
Iceland, Europe's largest island. is filled with dramatic landscapes and spectacular scenery. Naturalist Mark Suomala will show us volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, pools of water laden with sulfur, lakes, and scenic coastal landscapes. We'll also learn about Iceland's birds, and its offshore waters that are home to Minke Whales and Harbor Porpoise.
Geothermal energy is the main power source and, as a consequence, there is little pollution generated by its nearly 300,000 inhabitants. With its shores bordering the Arctic Circle, you would think that frigid temperatures would be the rule in Iceland, but the waters of the North Atlantic serve to moderate the conditions and make it quite livable.
There are steep seaside cliffs where hundreds of thousands of birds breed, including the world's largest colonies of Atlantic Puffin. Great Skuas and Parasitic Jaegers cruise these colonies in search of prey. There are also many breeding shorebirds, other waterfowl, and several spectacular raptor species, including White-tailed Eagle and Gyrfalcon.
The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road; follow the signs from Route 109 or from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School. Refreshments will be served.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:04
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