Posts Tagged ‘planned community’


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 23rd, 2017test

Exploring in and around Eastman

Exploring in and around EastmanBy Craig McArt

Charged with encouraging appreciation of our natural environment, Eastman’s Woodlands and Wildlife Committee entices us in its new booklet, Exploring In and Around Eastman, to take advantage of our beautiful surroundings. The publication encourages us to get out and explore the many natural and historical treasures that can be found in Eastman and close by.

The committee was given responsibility for publishing the booklet by Eastman’s Plan 2020, the Eastman Community Association’s Strategic Plan adopted in 2012. 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...

May 12th, 2017test

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...

May 9th, 2017test

Ken Ryder—15 Years and Counting

Ken Ryder

Ken heading out for the weekend.

By Norah Peterson

Upon entering General Manager Ken Ryder’s office, the first thing I noticed was the fine wooden case with a traditionally folded American flag surrounded by medals. This flag was raised at each of the seven bases on which Ken served during his U.S. Air Force career. It has a prominent place both in this office and in Ken’s life.

At 19, Ken became the youngest Gubernatorial Aide in the history of Continue reading...

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...

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 12th, 2016test

Stalking the Elusive Heady Topper

by Peggy McCauleycan_heady_03

When I venture out on my first Heady Topper expedition, I find myself up earlier than I want to be and barreling north on I-89, equipped with a large cooler in the back seat. As I cross the spine of the Green Mountains, I begin to feel that I am racing against the clock as well as against other beer lovers. The prize at the end of the quest is Heady Topper, one of the most highly Continue reading...