Posts Tagged ‘family’


June 13th, 2017test

10 Cool Spots for Family Fun

Summertime in Eastman: Family fun is around every curve and cove. The most difficult thing you’ll have to do is decide what to do first.

The lake, of course: Paddle, peddle, or sail one of the many watercraft available to rent at South Cove Activity Center. Practice your butterfly, sidestroke, or crawl. And don’t forget Lake Appreciation activities on Aug. 6.

Playgrounds: Take the little ones to slide, swing, or climb on playground equipment on the beaches at North, South, Continue reading...

May 30th, 2017test

Blazing Trails

Blazes for Eastman Trails

New blazes for Eastman trails

Text and Illustrations by Craig McArt

Have you ever followed what looked like a trail only to end up at someone’s back door? Or gone out for a quick walk in the woods and ended up wandering around for hours? Does trying to find your way on hiking trails that are missing trail markers frustrate you?

The Eastman Community Association’s (ECA) Woodlands and Wildlife Committee is overhauling its method of marking trails to improve the Continue reading...

May 16th, 2017test

Farewell to invasive shrubs

By David Wood

The Woodlands and Wildlife Committee has been working to minimize the spread of exotic invasive shrubs in Eastman. The University of New Hampshire (UNH) defines an invasive plant as one that is not native to a particular ecosystem, whose introduction is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, and is capable of moving aggressively into an area, monopolizing light, nutrients, water, and space to the detriment of native species. In Eastman, the two invasive shrubs that most 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 2nd, 2016test

Proud to Be Part of The Prouty

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...

March 8th, 2016test

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...

November 23rd, 2015test

One Daring Man: Frank Furdyna

By Judy McCarthy

On the mountaintop

Milt Weinstein, John Lohmann, Frank Furdyna.
Photo Courtesy Milt Weinstein

“The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try their effect on our humanity. Only daring men, perchance, go there.”
Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods Continue reading...

November 13th, 2015test

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...

November 11th, 2015test

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...

November 6th, 2015test

Rain Gardens, ROVs, Burgers & Bytes

Nate Lang

Nate Lang
2015 ECF Scholarship Winner

By Shawn Phelps

At the June 2015 Council meeting, Nate Lang, an 18-year-old Eastman resident, calmly made his way to the podium and was welcomed with enthusiastic applause. Like an old pro, Nate took the microphone to thank the Eastman Charitable Foundation and Eastman donors for the honor of being this year’s recipient of the ECF scholarship.

Initiated three years ago, the foundation scholarship is offered to a graduating high school senior living in Continue reading...