Posts Tagged ‘Lake Sunapee Region’


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...

August 1st, 2016test

Golfing for a life-changing cause

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...

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...

April 1st, 2016test

Living Archaeology on Heron Island

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...

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...

March 14th, 2016test

Let It Snow! Critters’ Snowpack Subways

A _subway_ entranceText and Photos by Laura Nagy

Those of us who enjoy skiing or snowshoeing are not the only ones to benefit from a hefty snowfall. For some forest critters, a substantial snowpack is crucial to their survival.

The white blanket so peacefully covering your yard is surprisingly dynamic. When airborne flakes make landfall, their lovely filigree spokes immediately break off, leaving crystalline spheres. The accumulating ice particles cozy up, and wind, weight, and moisture amalgamate individual grains into a firmer, Continue reading...

March 11th, 2016test

Three Women’s Passion for Winter Camping

Renee Gufstason and Amy Hoffman loaded downBy Judy McCarthy / Photos Courtesy of The Campers

When Amy Hoffman first came to Eastman and got involved in local hiking, hike leader John Lloyd taught that being adequately prepared was essential to going up a mountain. Preparation became Amy’s bottom line for all outdoor activities. When she and her friends Maureen Connelly and Renee Gustafson decided to try winter camping, Amy was clear that they had to know everything about it before they started. The Aloha Foundation in Continue reading...

December 29th, 2015test

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...