2016 Eastman Survey reveals demographic trends

There’s a changing narrative about Eastman. A recent version you may have heard was: Eastman is changing! Younger families working in the area, many with younger kids, are making Eastman their primary home. We have more full-time residents, more busy families, and more children.

The Eastman Community Association (ECA) has surveyed Members with the help of RSG, Inc., a nationally recognized survey research firm located in White River Junction, VT, three times beginning in 2007. Most recently, from the results Continue reading...

Commuter Bus Service considered

The Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC) is working with the NH Dept. of Transportation (NHDOT) to evaluate the feasibility of commuter bus service along the Interstate 89 (I-89) corridor in New Hampshire, connecting the towns of New London, Grantham, Enfield, Lebanon, and Hanover.

The public will be offered various opportunities to participate in the study process and provide comments through a survey and interactive public drop-in sessions, which will be held Oct. 19-21 throughout the region (see  Continue reading...

4th annual event benefits Turning Points Network

Everyone is invited to the 4th Annual Turning Points Network benefit golf tournament and luncheon. Even if you don’t golf, you are welcome to attend the special luncheon to bring awareness to TPN, a local non-profit agency whose mission is to prevent violence, promote respect and strengthen lives. Continue reading...

Eastman welcomes community nurse

Karen Robertson talks with Ellen Antell (Richard Sachs photo)

Karen Robertson talks with Ellen Antell
(Richard Sachs photo)

Eastman welcomes Karen Johnston, a seasoned nurse who looks forward to serving as our first Community Nurse/Care Manager. The interview that follows reveals her devotion to her profession and summarizes her responsibilities here. Continue reading...

What’s out there?

By Aaron Brooke Jenkyn / Photos provided by Eastman Members

Last fall, the weather was unusually warm, delightfully sunny, and perfect for getting out and about in Eastman. Here’s a glimpse at what some of your neighbors saw this fall:

While kayaking along the northwest shore of the lake at the end of August, Elaine Lascher spotted a mink traveling along the bank. Elaine also reported that there have been numerous sightings by members of the Weed Watchers group of Continue reading...

Eastman is a 2016 Best Intergenerational Community

Eastman Community Association has been selected as a winner of the 2016 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Award.

“I’m so proud of this community,” said General Manager Ken Ryder. “This distinction came to us through the hard work of volunteers and staff, not only on the application, but in what we do here every day: work together to make Eastman a wonderful place to call home.”

Eastman Member Carol Greenfield knew that this award was an excellent Continue reading...

EGL Recognized for Environmental Excellence

ACSPLogoEastman Golf Links has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Michael Gornnert, superintendent, led the effort to obtain sanctuary designation on the property. Continue reading...

Service and Teamwork from an Early Age

Essays by the Youth Conservation Corps / Photos Courtesy of Fred Orkin

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer volunteer program for residents and visitors ages 12 and older.  Sponsored Spreading hayby the Lakes and Streams Committee in partnership with Eastman’s Recreation and Maintenance Departments, the mission is to introduce youth to the principles of ecology and engage them in the stewardship of our lake.

The essays on these pages are reflections from some of the 2015 Youth Conservation Corps Continue reading...

Assignment Afghanistan: Bring Them Home Safely

By Judith Platt

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan logo stands out on the bright red polo that Steven Mosbey is wearing for the interview, and a smile crosses his face when he catches me eyeing it. He looks very comfortable as he sits on his front porch in West Cove and pets one of his dogs, but at this time last year, his life was anything but comfortable. He explains that just a few months ago, he could Continue reading...

Every Day is Veterans Day for These People

By Judith Platt / Photo by Richard Sachs

Old Soldiers Never Fade Away

John Lohmann

John Lohmann escorting a veteran

The eyes of a D-Day veteran, let’s call him “Ted,” light up when John walks into his New Hampshire home.  Estranged from the son he lived with and losing contemporaries as many octogenarians do, Ted is lonely. Continue reading...