Posts Tagged ‘neighbors’

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 27th, 2015test

Eastman’s Crafty Ladies

By Ethel Paquin / Photos by Fred Orkin
South Cove quilt

Jill shows off her wall hanging depicting South Cove.

Women gathering together to do handwork is an old and well-loved tradition. Knitting in particular is an ancient art. A pair of baby booties housed in an English Museum dates back 2000 years—with perfectly turned heels. The ladies of the Eastman Craft Group gather each week to continue the tradition.

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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

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...

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...

October 31st, 2015test

Why live in Eastman?

By Steve Haase
Why do we choose to live in Eastman? The nearest full-size grocery store is at least 20 minutes away. The nearest shopping centerFish August 1, 2015 is at least 30 minutes away. The nearest “real” shopping is about an hour away in Concord or Manchester. There are no street lights or mail delivery. So why do we choose to live here? Continue reading...
September 22nd, 2014test

A beehive here inside the heart of Eastman

By Judi Platt

Hemlock Hall was abuzz recently with the second annual Leadership Forum for Eastman volunteers who chair committees or Special Places or serve in other leadership roles in our governance structure. Among the forty or so attendees were a few staff members who provided a trove of detailed information that kept us from drifting off into a sea of wrong assumptions. While the day-long meeting was kept on course better than most I’ve sat through in corporate settings, Continue reading...

July 10th, 2014test

Loony for Loons

Loons nesting

Signs go out each year warning people away from the nesting site.

By Judi Platt

July means many things to us in New Hampshire – fireworks, hot dogs, the Prouty, and this year, hot, hazy days with summer storms. Additionally, on Eastman Lake, once again July means nesting time for our resident loons. The signs are up in North Cove, and with the anxiety and excitement of expectant parents, we humans look forward to the births. Continue reading...

June 6th, 2014test

Beyond our four walls… A re-Centering of our thoughts on community ownership

By Judi Platt

A condo at Eastman is ideal for a vacation/retirement home for us—few worries that we can’t pass on to a property manager, less space to maintain, and no real abdication of privacy—and on a lake and ski/hiking trails. A dream come true! Then, the Center Renovation project popped up, and we had a reawakening. Continue reading...