Jay Gatsby, the fictional character from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, threw extravagant parties that drew hundreds of people to his waterside mansion on Long Island in the 1920s. In the spirit of those decadent times, Preferred Vacation Rentals is throwing a party at Lake Winnipesaukee to raise funds to help promote the Lakes Region, a beautiful place for a party any time of year!
The Great Gatsby Party at the Lake, presented by Preferred Vacation Rentals, will take place next Friday, April 10th, from 6:30 to 11 pm at Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith. This annual event, complete with speakeasy, live jazz, and flappers, is sure to bring guests back to the Roaring Twenties. Continue reading
The design board for the refreshed Inn at Mill Falls
How time flies! It’s been 30 years since the original Inn at Mill Falls opened its doors and kicked off the amazing journey of Mill Falls at the Lake, which helped transform the sleepy town of Meredith into a revitalized resort village, all while maintaining the character of this old New England lakeside destination. In that same spirit, the Inn is now undergoing a little transformation of its own to freshen up for a new season while keeping it’s old country charm! Continue reading
Since 1989, Giuseppe’s Show Time Pizzeria in Meredith, NH has been serving up great live music with its award-winning cuisine and festive charm. The restaurant is tucked away in the Mill Falls Marketplace and features well-known local and regional musicians seven nights a week. Once a year, this popular ristoranté throws a music extravaganza fundraiser that brings folks from all over New England to benefit local music students in their educational pursuits. Continue reading
Finding your soul mate, your perfect partner, the One, is a cause for celebration. Deciding to make it official calls for a very special celebration indeed—this is one of the biggest days of your life! A wedding at Lake Winnipesaukee is a most beautiful choice any time of year. As you look across the serene waters out to the picturesque mountain views, you realize that you are in the midst of perfection. And at this time of year, during the Serenity Season at Mill Falls at the Lake, your wedding can be even more special. Continue reading
Left to right: Dr. Steven Kelley, Principal of I-LES; Maia Brown; Amelia Brown (both 6th graders); and Michelle Brown, Mill Falls Marketing Director
Inter-Lakes Elementary School recently reached its start-up fundraising goal and has broken ground for the school’s latest project—a greenhouse that will be used as a “Living Classroom,” providing unique opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning for all Pre-K – 6th grade students who attend the school.
The Living Classroom will be used for a wide range of teaching and learning experiences that cut across all areas of the curriculum, including reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Lessons can all be taught in new and innovative ways using the greenhouse as a springboard for experiential education. According to the project’s website, “the Living Classroom will allow teachers to teach differently and students to learn differently, resulting in increased student investment in school and a growth in student achievement.” Continue reading
Now that summer is moving into fall and the kids are settling in at school, parents in the Lakes Region of NH are resetting their own schedules and enjoying a little pampering to acclimate to the season. A little TLC goes a long way after a busy summer, and the specialists at Cascade Spa at Mill Falls are kicking off fall with great deals on amazing treatments to “relax, renew, and rejuvenate.” Come on in during the month of September and check out some of these fun specials… Continue reading
Last year’s inaugural “Rafting for Wishes” event in Meredith was so much fun and so successful that the folks at Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire decided to make it an annual tradition, this year with their sights set on an even higher goal of making more wishes come true for seriously ill children in NH. Continue reading
Jan and Roger DiTarando stand by the heron sculptures Roger created that were erected in Meredith Bay as part of the Meredith Sculpture Walk. (Photo by Tom Caldwell)
Downtown Meredith is really getting artsy! In addition to the creative architecture, several art galleries, and unique shops selling beautiful hand-crafted items, this lakeside village is now home to the Meredith Sculpture Walk, an outdoor exhibit that is bringing art to Main Street and the parks along Lake Winnipesaukee. The first pieces have recently been installed around town by the Greater Meredith Program, and folks are already enjoying the new landscape! Continue reading
Vacations and getaways are all about rest and relaxation, and what better way to slow down than to take a hands-on class to create something beautiful that can be a keepsake of that vacation or a treasured gift for a loved one? The Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin has the perfect workshop for individuals or groups that are looking to spend some time connecting with their inner artists and bonding with friends in the process—crafting unique nature journals. Continue reading
The Lakes Region is gearing up for the event of the year—two fun nights of fabulous food, wine, and music on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee that will showcase wines from around the world, along with fabulous food from local restaurants—all while raising funds for two local non-profit theater organizations: Advice To The Players in Center Sandwich, and the Flying Monkey Children’s Theater and Arts Program through the Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department. .
The Ninth Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival will take place on Thursday, June 5th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing in Meredith. Hosted by The Common Man Family of Restaurants and The Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire, the festival will feature wine, spirits, and beer from local, national and international wineries and breweries, including our own Lakes Region Squam Brewing Company, Cisco Brewery of Nantucket, Tito’s Hand Made Vodka, Joel Gott Wines, Layer Cake Wines, Cannonball, Sean Minor Wines, and Rombauer, among others. Continue reading