Posts Tagged ‘active four season community’


March 1st, 2017test

Bear-ly There

By Laura Nagy

ECA File Photo

ECA File Photo

The apparent increase in bear sightings in Eastman last spring and summer may simply be a factor of more observant residents, but there may be other reasons that the normally shy bruins are becoming more visible. Continue reading...

December 4th, 2016test

When the Ice is Nice

By Craig McArt / Photo by Ebba McArt

Most winters, the ice on Eastman Lake is covered with snow by the time it’s thick enough to walk on. Occasionally, though, the surface can be clear and smooth. That’s when I’ll rig up my iceboat for some cold, fast sailing. How cold? Damned cold. How fast? Well, this iceboat can travel at up to four times the speed of the wind.Craig McArt sailing on Eastman Lake

Because the lake is small, however, I try to keep Continue reading...

October 3rd, 2016test

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...

July 21st, 2016test

Paddling Picks Outside of Eastman

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...
July 9th, 2016test

Northern Paths

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...

July 8th, 2016test

Volunteers + Generosity = Eastman

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...

July 4th, 2016test

Saving Our Loons–Hook, Line and Sinker

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...

July 1st, 2016test

Jill Davis–From U.S. Open to Eastman

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...

March 21st, 2016test

Shooting the Moon . . . and the Sun and Stars

Stars Over EastmanText and Photos by Steve Handley

On September 27, 2015, there was a lunar eclipse that was viewed by probably millions of people fortunate to be under clear skies—and photographed by many. Several members of the Eastman Photography Interest Club, formed in 2014 under the leadership of Fred Orkin were among them.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the earth into its umbra, or shadow. This can happen only when the sun, earth and moon align Continue reading...

May 5th, 2014test

Living @ Eastman with Eastman Living

By Judi Platt

Winter 2014 Eastman Living Cover

Winter 2014 Eastman Living

At the recent Council meeting, ECA President Maynard Goldman gave a “shout out” (in the common vernacular of political stumps and Hollywood acceptance speeches) to Judy McCarthy and her team that produce Eastman Living. It may have been the only thing that the standing-room only Continue reading...