TANGER OUTLETS TILTON TO HOST 1st ANNUAL TANGERFIT SPRING VIRTUAL 5K FROM MAY 20th- MAY 30th  

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TANGER OUTLETS TILTON TO HOST 1st ANNUAL TANGERFIT SPRING VIRTUAL 5K FROM MAY 20th– MAY 30th  

Virtual Fitness Event to benefit Mental Health America 

WHAT: Tanger Outlets in Tilton will host the 1st Annual TangerFIT Spring Virtual 5K this May. Registrants will receive a race t-shirt and running bib to wear during race. Prizes will be awarded to top 3 male and female winners along with division winners in each age category. The registration fee is $32. Proceeds benefit Mental Health America, the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting positive overall mental health.  

WHEN: Thursday, May 20th – Sunday, May 30th  

WHERE: The Virtual nature of this event allows participants to take part and complete their race at the most convenient location to them.  

For more information or to register visit https://runsignup.com/tangerfitvirtual5k 

 

Eric Proulx, CMD, CSM, M.S.  General Manager/Marketing Director

Tanger Outlet Centers®

120 Laconia Road Suite 134

Tilton, New Hampshire, 03276

Mobile 603.520.5945  Office 603.286.7880

tangeroutlets.com

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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is a 2021 Blue Star Museum Military personnel and their families receive free trail admission

Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is pleased to announce that it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families (up to five people) this summer. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums nationwide.

“Like the resilience that military families demonstrate time and again Squam lakes Natural Science Center is an example of resiliency in the arts sector over the past year,” said Ann Eilers, acting chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. “We are grateful to the Science Center for their leadership in strengthening community through their participation in the Blue Star Museums program this summer.”

Blue Star Museums include children’s museums, art, science, and history museums, zoos, gardens, lighthouses, and more, and hail from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The current list of participating museums will continue to develop over the summer as organizations are welcome to register to be a Blue Star Museum throughout the summer. The full list of participating museums is at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the launch of the Blue Star Museums 2021 program! Thank you to Squam Lakes Natural Science Center for participating in this impactful and highly anticipated program,” said Kathy RothDouquet, CEO Blue Star Families. “Because of the Science Center and their counterparts in the arts community, military families have the opportunity to create special memories and experience the arts again!”

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

In addition to the free trail admission from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center extends the discount for the full trail season. From May 1 through Armed Forces Day and from Labor Day through November 1, military ID holders receive free trail admission and their family (up to five people) receives half-price trail admission.

Regular admission is $18 for adults and seniors, $13 for youth ages 3-15, and free for children 2 and under and for members. Trails are open daily from May 1 through November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.) Please visit nhnature.org for full details about what to expect on your visit and to purchase tickets.

About Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world. Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, guided Squam Lake Cruises, an informal public garden, and Blue Heron School, a nature-based Montessori early learning center, the Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors since 1966 about the importance of our natural world. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, an easy drive from exit 24 off I-93, and public trails are open daily from May 1 through November 1 with programming throughout the year. The Science Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is the only AZA-accredited institution in northern New England. For further information about the Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit www.nhnature.org.

About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.

About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families is the nation’s largest grass-roots military family support organization, with a mission to support military families to improve military readiness. Its distinctive approach builds stronger communities around military families through knowledge and programs that address the unique needs of those who serve. Blue Star Families’ nationally recognized surveys and analysis give military families an important voice that informs policymakers and its military family programs. It uses the power of its collective resources and cross-sector collaborations to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of members of military families to strengthen the troops, their families, and our nation as a whole. For more information, visit bluestarfam.org.

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THE HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD PREPARES TO OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON

THE HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD PREPARES TO OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON

As train operations prepare to resume, safety considerations are extremely important

Lincoln, NH – The Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is advising the public that the 50+ miles of rail between Lochmere, NH and Lincoln, NH should now be considered active for the 2021 season. Various train operations will be taking place from now through December, including maintenance, excursion trains, special tourist trains and equipment moves.

The Railroad would like to take this opportunity remind everyone that caution should be exercised at all times while around moving trains and to always expect a train.  Other safety considerations to keep in mind include grade crossing signals which should always be obeyed.  Drivers should always stop when they hear whistle signals at grade crossings and should never try to beat a train at a crossing or park on or near a railroad crossing.

To further promote the message of railroad safety, the Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad continues to work closely with Operation Lifesaver, a nationally recognized non-profit organization that works diligently to improve railroad safety through engineering, education and enforcement.

“People need to be keenly aware of the potential danger around moving rail equipment, even when rail cars and locomotives are moving at slow speeds,” stated Benjamin Clark, President of the Railroad, “Safety is always our first priority.”

 

Both the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith and Weirs Beach, NH offer a variety of scenic excursions and special events for the general public as well as school groups and bus tours – typically from mid-May though late October. Scenic train rides for the public begin Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31, 2021. Advance reservations are required. Departure times and tickets for all trains are available by visiting www.HoboRR.com.

 

The Hobo Railroad is located in Lincoln, NH, just off I-93 at Exit 32, left on Route 112, directly across from McDonalds.  The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is located at 154 Main Street in Meredith, NH with a satellite ticket booth located on the Boardwalk at 211 Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach, NH. For up to date information regarding departure times and tickets, visit www.HoboRR.com, or follow the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad on Facebook.

 

About the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads:

The Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads are privately owned with operations in Lincoln, Meredith, and Weirs Beach, NH.  As one of the Northeastern United States largest and most popular tourist railroads, weekend operations begin in late-May with daily operations getting underway in late-June and running through the end of October with additional events taking place in Lincoln, NH weekends from Thanksgiving until just before Christmas.  Popular annual events include the 4th of July Family Party Train, the Nature by Rail series, Fall Foliage Excursions, Turkey Dinner Trains and the Santa Express Trains.  For additional information, visit www.HoboRR.com or call (603) 745-2135.

 

 

SUPPORTING PHOTOS & CAPTIONS:

 

Caption #1:  The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad offers old-fashioned train rides along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and Paugus Bay from late May though October. Two-hour train rides area available from the railroad’s Meredith Station located at 154 Main Street in Meredith, NH. Those wishing to enjoy one-hour train rides will need to depart from the railroad’s Weirs Beach Station located on the Boardwalk at 211 Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach, NH. For more info, visit www.HoboRR.com .  (Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad photo)

 

Photo w/Credit #1:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x6546hs59iy3rmq/Winnipesaukee%20Scenic%20Railroad%20-%20Lakeside%20PR.jpg?dl=0

 

Caption #2:  Offering one hour and twenty minute old fashioned train rides along the Pemigewasset River between Lincoln and Woodstock, NH, the Hobo Railroad is open from late May through October and again from just after Thanksgiving until just before Christmas. For information including 2021 departure schedules and tickets, visit www.HoboRR.com(Hobo Railroad photo)

 

Photo w/Credit #2:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eoae2mms7e0ubc8/Copy%20of%20Hobo%20RR%20with%20Kayaks%20in%20Pemi.jpg?dl=0

 

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New Developments at Twin Barns Brewing

New Happenings at the Twin Barn

Happy Spring

At the Brewery, we feel as though the light at the end of this long COVID tunnel is coming to an end. We wanted to share some of the new things that we are planning for the spring and summer.

First, we are in the planning stages of a 9 -hole disc golf course behind the brewery. We are very excited to bring this fast-growing sport to the Lakes Region.

Also, we are happy to announce The Silo, our new Twin Barns food trailer that will service the beer garden this summer. Stay tuned for a new menu. (You will still be able to order from the taproom kitchen as well.)

Finally, we have a new van shuttle that will be picking up this summer at Meredith hotels as well as boaters from the Town Docks. Now you can jump in the boat and enjoy a proper beer raised in a barn…so watch for operating days and hours.

As always, we wanted to extend our warmest thanks for all of the support over some very trying times.

Cheers
TBBC Team

We have been nominated for Best Brewery and Best Burger in the Lakes Region. If you have a second, can you please vote (note: you can vote once per day 🙂

https://www.votelakesbest.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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New Hampshire Day at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

New Hampshire Day at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
New Hampshire residents receive $5 trail admission

Pop up animal encounter with the Turkey Vulture.

Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is pleased to host New Hampshire Day on Saturday, May 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission is in the 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. entry block). New Hampshire residents pay just $5 trail admission (regular admission is $18 for adults and seniors and $13 for youth ages 3 to 15.

New Hampshire Day is a way for the Science Center to give back to the community, educate the public about native New Hampshire wildlife, and to attract new families who will help spread the word about its mission to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world.

New Hampshire Day is possible due to generous support from Dead River Company and New Hampshire Electric Coop Foundation (NHEC). In addition to its sponsorship, NHEC is also covering New Hampshire Day admission fees for its members. NHEC members must show a copy of their electric bill at admissions.

All New Hampshire Day tickets are for one-hour timed entry blocks and must be purchased in advance at nhnature.org. New Hampshire residents must show proof of residency at admissions. Timed entry tickets allow visitors to check in any time during the one-hour admission window. All visitors ages 3 and up are required to wear face masks to help protect our staff, other guests, and animals. All visitors should check the Know Before You Go information on the Science Center’s website at nhnature.org for the latest health and safety requirements.

Visitors for New Hampshire Day will enjoy live animal pop up encounters by naturalists and volunteer docents throughout the day. These pop ups may feature small mammals, raptors like hawks and owls, or reptiles like turtles and allow for a close up visit with animals and a chance to ask questions with the naturalist or docent.

The new Raptor Exhibit will be open for the public to enjoy along with additions to the Hidden Stories Exhibit. Since 1966, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors about the natural world through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, lake cruises, informal public gardens, and a nature-based Montessori preschool. It is the only institution in northern New England accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
Please visit nhnature.org for full details about what to expect on your visit and to purchase tickets.

 

About Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world. Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, guided Squam Lake Cruises, an informal public garden, and Blue Heron School, a nature-based Montessori early learning center, the Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors since 1966 about the importance of our natural world. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, an easy drive from exit 24 off I-93, and public trails are open daily from May 1 through November 1 with programming throughout the year. The Science Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is the only AZA-accredited institution in northern New England. For further information about the Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit www.nhnature.org.
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Happenings at the Belknap Mill Community

A Weekly Rundown of Happenings at the Belknap Mill
Community
Last week of our Membership Drive!
Beginning Sunday, April 25th, in an effort to cross the finish line strong, anyone who becomes a member of the Belknap Mill will be entered to WIN!
(Everyone who became a member since March 1st will also be entered into the drawing.)

The Inaugural Season of the Colonial Theatre!

New and renewed members will be entered to win a pair of tickets to each of the 3 Colonial Series productions by Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative which include:
Dinner Party by Neil Simon (August 13th – 15th)
Our Town by Thornton Wilder (November 19th – 21st)
A Christmas Carol: A Musical Ghost Story Adapted by Joel Mercier (December 17th – 19th)
2nd prize…will win a pair of tickets to Our Town by Thornton Wilder (November 19th – 21st)

As an additional thank you, from now until the end of the Membership Drive, memberships will receive a signed 18 x 24 print “Summer in New Hampshire” by our Artist in Residence, Larry Frates.

Check out our NEW Membership Levels
Join, renew or give the Gift of Membership TODAY!
Become a Mill Member TODAY!

Candy For Community!
(and a great opportunity to celebrate the Mom in your life!)
Saturday, May 1st 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Belknap Mill | 25 Beacon Street East

Our #CandyforCommunity event will take place THIS Saturday, May 1st 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm at the Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon Street East. This is a Drive-Thru event! Drive up and purchase a Belknap Mill candy bar specially made for us by Kellerhaus!

Thank you to our Media Sponsors 104.9 The Hawk who will be here LIVE for the event! ONE lucky candy bar will have a golden ticket inside!

The winner will enjoy a one night stay for two in a lakeview guestroom with gas fireplace, 2-person whirlpool tub and a lakeview balcony. Experience a Creamy Cranberry facial for one and pedicure. Complete your stay with dinner at O Steaks and Seafood. This special prize package is a great way to celebrate the special mom in your life. Thank you Lake Opechee Inn and Spa for this generous donation!

There will also be 4 dark chocolate candy bars hidden among the 200 milk chocolate bars with a special ticket to receive an edible chocolate basket. Thank you to Kellerhaus for this generous donation.

A portion of our proceeds for this and any of our #CandyforCommunity events will be donated to the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction.


Arts & Culture
Art to You with Larry!
A Virtual Free Cartooning Class with Artist-in-Residence Larry Frates
Every Tuesday at 1:30 pm via Facebook LIVE

 

 

‘Pandemic Puddle Portraits’ of our City on the Lakes
Interview with photographer Colleen Wilson
Exhibit open thru May in the Lobby Gallery
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

All items in the exhibit are for sale, and additional prints or formats may be purchased by contacting Colleen, her information is listed below:
www.colleenphaedraphotography.com or by email: [email protected]

 

History & Education
5th Annual Historic Laconia Scavenger Hunt
Team Registration now open!
Fee: $30/team (up to 6 participants)
Gather your team, grab your phone (with camera/video storage capacity) and get ready for a historically fun afternoon following clues and learning about the history of Laconia!

Don’t have a team but looking to come join the fun?
We have lots of VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Register your team today!

Subscribe to our News of the Week and Monthly Newsletter
Current Hours:
Weekday hours: Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm or by appointment.
Please call 603-524-8813

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Squam Lakes Association – Watershed News April 2021

Squam Watershed News
April 2021

A CHECK A DAY
KEEPS THE TICKS AWAY

 

Steps you can take to prevent tick bites. Image credit: BeBop Labs

Spring is here! Along with warmer weather, we’re seeing the return of birds, flowers, open-water fishing, and a hiker’s least favorite pest: ticks. But don’t let them deter you from enjoying the outdoors! With daily tick checks and a few preventive actions, you can reduce your exposure to ticks while outside.

Thanks to our friends at BeBop Labs for sharing the following tips and graphics.
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Some ticks can be as small as a poppy seed, so it’s important to do daily, thorough checks to catch any potential hitchhikers!

Make sure to feel for any bumps and look out for any small, dark spots. If you’re with someone, ask them to look at the back of your neck and behind your ears. The image above shows common hiding spots for ticks that you should pay extra attention to.

For a detailed tick check walkthrough, take a peek at this page from The Tick & Mosquito Project.

Don’t forget to check your furry friends too!


Find a Tick? Send it to BeBop Labs!

Help us better understand ticks and tick-borne diseases in New Hampshire by mailing ticks you find to BeBop Labs. Click the image above for mailing instructions. Must include date, location, on whom the tick was found, etc.

Read more
www.bebop-labs.com

SQUAM SPEAKER SERIES
Ridj-It: An Outdoor Adventure Platform
Presented by co-founder Ari Iaccarino
April 28th, 7:00pm

Join us for this month’s virtual talk to learn about the community adventure platform, Ridj-it! Carpooling with strangers to the woods was how the adventure began, but five years later, Ridj-it (pronounced “Ridge-it”) has become an entire outdoor adventure event platform where individuals, organizations, and businesses can post events and benefit from tools to help make their outings even better.

Hundreds of adventures, thousands of carpool rides, tens of thousands of dollars for charity, plus even more for small businesses have occurred through Ridj-it in every state of New England for activities like hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, virtual events, and more. And the unifying concept behind all of it? Accessibility. Learn more about Ridj-it, why it’s pronounced the way it is, and how tech and innovation can drive accessibility to the outdoors for everyone!

Click the button below to register

Speaker Series

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Walking in the Woods: An Intro to Backpacking
Saturday, April 24th
11:00am-12:00pm

Thinking of getting into backpacking? This program is a great introduction to the activity: we’ll go over why people love it, what and how to pack, the basics of backpacking food, and introduce you to some trips in the area!

This event will be held on Zoom. Registration is required.

Register Now

Belknap Woods Bird Walk
Saturday, May 1st
8:00-10:00am

Join LRCC member Daniel for a bird-watching walk in Belknap Woods! You’ll go over the basics of bird identification, especially for birds in the Squam Watershed, then put your ID skills to practice out on the trails. All experience levels welcome.

This event will be held in-person, limit 10 attendees.
Registration is required. 

Register Now

How To Recreate Responsibly This Summer: A Crash Course in Leave No Trace
Saturday, May 8th
11:00am-1:00pm

Walk the Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest trails with LRCC member Mikey as you learn how to minimize your impact on the environment while hiking, camping, backpacking, or any other outdoor activity!

This event will be held in-person, limit 10 attendees.
Registration is required.

Register Now

SQUAM PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Brrrr! SLA Director of Trails & Access, Katri Gurney, taking measurements for the summer swim line at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest.

Want to make a difference in the Squam Watershed? Join now.

Our Work | Get Involved | Donate

Squam Lakes Association
534 US Rt. 3, Holderness, NH 03245

(603) 968-7336 | [email protected] | www.squamlakes.org

 

 

 

 

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Castle in the Clouds- Opening May 29, 2021

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Our Doors Open on May 29!

There are only 35 days until we open for the season! We have an exciting year planned and can’t wait to share it with you. Here are some important things to know this season:

• The Carriage House Restaurant will be open once again! Dine with us on the terrace and take in the panoramic mountain and lake views while enjoying a tasty lunch from our new menu (don’t worry – the Tom Foolery isn’t going anywhere!)

• Riding in the Clouds will not be operating this season; horseback rides, pony rides and carriage rides will not be available.

• We are continuing the modified operating procedures that were implemented in 2020, at least to start out the season. This means timed ticket entry to tour the Lucknow mansion and required face coverings in the buildings and on the trolleys. Please check our website prior to your visit for more information that will become available soon.

We hope you’ll come to enjoy all there is to do here at the Castle!

Want to join our team this year? We are hiring! Check out our employment page to learn about our open positions – including internships and volunteer opportunities!

 

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