WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum's 2013 Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta is one of Wolfeboro's most popular and unique events. For those attending there are a number of special opportunities to view the heats and even participate. The Regatta brings vintage race boats from throughout the U.S. and Canada to recreate race boating from an earlier age. The event will be held on September 13 and 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Town Docks.
In addition to watching the heats for free from the Wolfeboro Town Docks, there are a number of ways to watch the heats up close from the water. Those wanting to get right into the action may do so with a cruise on the Winnipesaukee Belle. For a small donation of $12 per person, guests may enjoy watching the race boats while on board the Winnipesaukee Belle, a 70-foot replica turn-of-the-century paddle boat. A special lunch cruise will be offered for $30 per person which includes a buffet and the cruise.
The Belle cruises will depart from the Town Docks at approximately 9:20, 11:10 (lunch cruise), and 1:20. There is an additional 2:40 cruise on Saturday. The Winnipesaukee Belle cruises are donated by the Wolfeboro Inn.
Those who are feeling adventurous, for a donation of $100-$500 can take a ride in a demonstration heat on the course in a vintage race boat with a vintage race boat driver. This ride of a lifetime will be available on five boats which include Jersey Skiff speed boats, triple cockpits, and Gold Cup racers. The rides will take place when there is a break in the action on Friday and Saturday, at approximately 12:25, 12:55 and 3:55, weather permitting. Racing life jackets and helmets are mandatory and will be supplied.
During the Regatta, tickets for the Winnipesaukee Belle and the Vintage Race Boat Rides are available at Regatta Registration Booth at Cate Park (Wolfeboro Town Docks) during the event – look for the "Boat Rides" sign.
Evening receptions and dinners with the drivers and crews are open to the public. The events include a Thursday, September 12 cook-out at the Wolfetrap Grill and Raw Bar; a Friday, September 13 reception at the New Hampshire Boat Museum; and a Saturday, September 14 Awards Banquet at the Wolfeboro Inn. Those wishing to sign up for any of these evening events may do so on the Regatta section of the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org or by calling 569-4554.
This year's Regatta is sponsored by the following museum supporters: Citizen's Bank, Shep Brown's Boat Basin, Watermark Construction, the Alton Bay Yacht Club, the J. Willard Marriott Jr. Foundation, Coco Engineering, Bradley Hardware, Lakes Region Restoration, Avery Insurance, NAPA - Wolfeboro Auto Parts, HK Powersports, Wolfeboro Car Wash and Executive Detail, Knight Security, Brock's Lumber, Sal's Advanced Automotive, Three Sisters' Country Store, and two anonymous donors.
In-kind support is being provided by the Wolfeboro Inn, Dive Winnipesaukee, Andrews Marine Service and Reliable Crane Service.
Thrilling race boat rides are available at the Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2013 06:04
MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce invites members of the Lakes Region business community to a "Business after Hours" to be held on Thursday, September 12 from 4:30 tom 7 p.m. at The Nutmeg Inn.
The Inn is located just minutes from downtown Meredith on a quiet seven acre property on Pease Road where you will be transported back to a simpler time while being surrounding by all the comforts of modern life.
The beautifully restored 1763 country inn features eight beautifully decorated rooms each with private bath, wifi, and air-conditioning. The inn provides an exercise room, heated swimming pool during the summer, billiard room and two dining areas each with fireplaces.
Those attending will have the opportunity to tour the Inn and at the same time enjoy networking with area business leaders. Innkeepers Mark and Lynne pride themselves on providing a complete B & B experience including hearty country breakfasts featuring homemade bread and refreshing snacks each afternoon.
The event will feature a sampling of the Inn's special recipes.
Entry to the Nutmeg Inn on Pease Road in Meredith. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2013 05:57
WOLFEBORO — David Baker, Jr., ChFC of Points North Financial has welcomed Andrew Trimble as the financial consulting firm's newest partner.
Trimble has worked in the investment services industry for over seven years, educating clients and helping them achieve financial goals and retirement security.
Prior to joining Baker at Points North, Trimble worked for large firms in Philadelphia and New York City, most recently with Bishop, Rosen & Co. in New York City.
Baker is a veteran of 38 years in the financial services industry and has owned and operated Points North Consulting for 12 years. They are located at 8 Endicott Street in Wolfeboro. "Joining Points North, Andrew brings his fresh perspective, extensive training and community interest and participation to better serve our clients, old and new", said Baker.
"It was time for me to bring my family to this wonderful part of the world" said Trimble. "In addition to my work with Points North, I also get to enjoy my work as coach of the Kingswood High School Hockey team."
Trimble is an avid sports enthusiast and founded his own hockey training company, Scoring Concepts, LLC which teaches techniques and skills to develop hockey players of all ages. Trimble resides in Gilford with his wife Jill and daughter, Blake.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2013 05:52
LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a lecture, The Old Man of the Mountain: Substance and Symbol, featuring Maggie Stier on Saturday , September 7 at 11 a.m.
The story of the Old Man of the Mountain in Franconia Notch is a story of New Hampshire itself, reflecting history, the arts, literature, geography, philosophy and public policy. Maggie Stier's illustrated talk reveals the ways that this iconic place has sparked observers' imaginations, attracted intense personal commitment, and symbolized changing public sentiment.
Stier details the threats to the Old Man and Franconia Notch that led to protection as a State Park and, later, to the construction of the Franconia Notch Parkway. She concludes with an analysis of what caused the fall of the Old Man in 2003, a summary of private efforts to create a memorial, and a discussion of how this unique natural phenomenon may be remembered by future generations. The audience is invited to bring souvenirs, memorabilia or other artifacts of the Old Man of the Mountain for a shared display before and after the program, and to share their own experiences and memories on this topic.
This event is free and open to the public and is made possible by a grant from the NH Humanities Council. RSVP to 366-5950.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2013 05:49