Golfing for a life-changing cause

Monday, August 1st, 2016

By Jill Hull
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In 2012, the Eastman Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) began using its annual golf tournament and luncheon to raise funds for Turning Points Network (TPN) in Claremont. Plans are currently underway for the 2016 tournament and luncheon to be held August 25 to benefit the Sullivan County organization, which provides critical services for people experiencing or wanting information about domestic violence, sexual abuse, or stalking.  EWGA’s contributions are focused on emergency shelter because of the urgent need and Continue reading...

Paddling Picks Outside of Eastman

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
From Leslie MosesPeaceful paddling _ Amy Hoffman
Long, hot summer days make the water the perfect place to spend your free time. There is a variety of nearby locations that offer a spectacular day of paddling. Each is within a two-hour drive, with a couple only 15 minutes from Eastman via Winding Wood Road in Spring Glen. Here are some of the old favorites of Eastman paddlers. Continue reading...

Rock the Boat!

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
By Leslie Moses
Recreation's Charlie Taber (left) assists Bill Platt in loading a kayak.

Recreation’s Charlie Taber (left) assists Bill Platt in loading a kayak.

If paddling around the same pond or lake has you going in circles and wanting a change of scenery, you may want to haul your boat off to different waters from time to time. There is an abundance of beautiful places to paddle in our area, but you need to be able to get you and your boat to the put-in.

Needless to say, a lighter Continue reading...

Stalking the Elusive Heady Topper

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

by Peggy McCauleycan_heady_03

When I venture out on my first Heady Topper expedition, I find myself up earlier than I want to be and barreling north on I-89, equipped with a large cooler in the back seat. As I cross the spine of the Green Mountains, I begin to feel that I am racing against the clock as well as against other beer lovers. The prize at the end of the quest is Heady Topper, one of the most highly Continue reading...

Northern Paths

Saturday, July 9th, 2016
Upper Falls _ Craig McArt

Upper Falls

Post and Photo by Craig McArt

More than one trail stretches northward from Eastman into Enfield’s Henry Laramie Wildlife Management Area. The familiar one leads to Cole Pond, but another one of similar length begins at Butternut Pond and takes you to Halfmile Pond. Halfmile is a small, narrow fingerling of a pond, about a quarter-mile long—call it a half-mile around to justify the name. NH Fish and Game stocks this 8-acre pond from the air with trout. Continue reading...

Volunteers + Generosity = Eastman

Friday, July 8th, 2016
The ramp-building crew, from left: Jerry Edwards, Dave Wood, John Larrabee, Phil Webber,  David Philippy and Frank Campisi

The ramp-building crew, from left: Jerry Edwards, Dave Wood, John Larrabee, Phil Webber, David Philippy and Frank Campisi

By Phil Webber

How do you get six retired men to spend three days working outside in frigid January weather?
(a) Let them use saws, drills, levels, ladders, and extension cords “just because”
(b) Promise them a lunch prepared by an award-winning chef
(c)  Identify a good cause
(d)  All of the above

Yup, the correct answer is “d.” “All of the Continue reading...

Saving Our Loons–Hook, Line and Sinker

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Loon and chicks _ Cathy LacombeBy Susie Burbidge

We are extremely fortunate to have a resident pair of loons that calls Eastman Lake “home” each summer. How would you feel if one of those treasured adults was found listless, close to shore, unable to keep its head up, and showing signs of a neurological disorder? Continue reading...

Proud to Be Part of The Prouty

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

By Judy McCarthy and Mary O’Rourke

2015 Eastman Neighbors captains Janet Correia and Mary O'Rourke _ Eastman Neighbors file photo copy

2015 Eastman Neighbors Team Captains Janet Correia and Mary O’Rourke

It’s about raising money. It’s about raising hope. It’s a way of remembering those we have lost and celebrating those who have survived. It’s a time for family and friends, neighbors and strangers to be part of the work to eradicate a disease that has impacted many lives. The Prouty, a two-day event sponsored by the Friends of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center Continue reading...

Jill Davis–From U.S. Open to Eastman

Friday, July 1st, 2016

By Cathy Lacombe

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Jill Davis with Chance

Serving at 5-4, Jill Davis had a chance to take the opening set against Martina Navratilova, then the #1 player in the world. It was September 3, 1982, Davis’ first time on Stadium Court at the U.S Open at the U.S. National Tennis Center in New York City. “I had goose bumps,” she recalls. “I thought, ‘Oh please don’t let me choke!’” Continue reading...

Living Archaeology on Heron Island

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Courtney with quartz find _ McArtLiving Archaeology on Heron Island

By Courtney Cummings

The morning of October 10, 2015 was brisk, the leaves were brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds, and the wind on the lake was creating waves a foot high. Despite the weather, I was at the lakeshore with fellow anthropology students from Franklin Pierce University and our professor, Dr. Robert Goodby, loading a motorboat with shovels, buckets, tarps, and screens. We were embarking upon an archaeological excavation on Heron Island.

When I was Continue reading...