On October 24th, 2013, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan helped break ground to kick off construction work on a major upgrade of the Hooksett Welcome Centers on Interstate 93. The new and improved rest areas will provide New Hampshire residents and visitors a wide range of services, including multiple dining options, an interactive visitors center, a NH Liquor & Wine Outlet store, a country store, a bank, and fueling stations.
“The Hooksett Welcome Centers project is an innovative public-private partnership that will help boost our economy and support our tourism industry by providing a high-quality welcome for all visitors to the Granite State,” Governor Hassan said. “With the project estimated to create 137 long-term jobs, the new Welcome Centers will help spur economic growth and offer a uniquely New Hampshire experience that showcases what makes our state special.” Continue reading
Now that we are settling into our new fall schedules, many folks decide to turn their attention to taking better care of themselves. Yoga and other forms of wellness practices can be powerful resources for overall health and wellbeing, and our own Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls is offering a variety of classes to suit people of all ages, interests, and abilities, with a new class schedule and some great special events for the fall season.
Says Christina Alexa, Founder and Director of Sacred Waters Yoga, “We are excited about our Autumn schedule because we really run the spectrum of class offerings, such as Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes, classes for people with physical challenges/limitations (Yoga for Healing), Aerial Yoga and Hot Yoga, Yoga Groove with electronic music, Meditation with the “chakra sound bath” (crystal singing bowls) etc., so it is very diverse.”
Take a peek at some of these fun new classes and events: Continue reading
On July 31st, eight teams took to the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee for a noble cause. Two days later they returned having far exceeded their goals, and in the process, experienced an outpouring of community support that kept them going through the trials of staying on a raft for 44 hours in bright sun, dark nights, and pouring rain—to make a difference in the lives of seriously ill children in New Hampshire.
The “Rafting for Wishes” event took place on Meredith Bay over 3 days, from July 31st to August 2nd, to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire. Teams of about 15 people each stayed on life rafts “relay-style” for 44 continuous hours. “The rafting event was fantastic!” says Michelle Brown, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Mill Falls at the Lake. The raft team from Mill Falls raised $6,494 for Make-A-Wish, over $2,000 more than their original goal of $4,400. The entire event brought in over $70,000 for Wish Kids in New Hampshire, surpassing the $44,000 target. Continue reading
In keeping with their mission and history of community service and philanthropy, the folks at Mill Falls at the Lake will be teaming up to help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening conditions. 21 Mill Falls associates have accepted the challenge of crewing a life raft for 44 hours, and are well on their way to reaching their fundraising goal for this event, happening for the first time on Lake Winnipesaukee this year.
“Rafting for Wishes” will take place July 31st – August 2nd, 2013 in Meredith Bay, right near Town Docks and the Inn at Bay Point, where 10 teams will compete for prizes and bragging rights—for themselves as well as their Wish Buddies. Each team, including Mill Falls and The Common Man Family, will have at least one team member on the raft at all times during the 44-Hour Endurance Challenge. Each team is also aiming to raise a minimum of $100 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every hour that they on the water. Continue reading
Seasoned dance instructor Juli Pruden will be at Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls on Saturday, April 13th to lead a wedding prep dance class for those who wish to learn some new moves or brush up on their dance skills in anticipation of this year’s wedding season, which is right around the corner!
Taking place from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the Sacred Waters Yoga Studio, the Wedding Prep Dance Crash Course is designed for those getting ready for that special day, be they the engaged couple, parents of the bride or groom, members of the wedding party, or guests who will be attending receptions and celebrations this coming wedding season. The class will focus on dance moves that can be performed on a small, social dance floor. Instructor Juli Pruden says all wallflowers are welcome! Continue reading
The feel-good event of the year is back—Kidworks Learning Center is once again teaming up with Mill Falls at the Lake and Meredith Village Savings Bank to bring the Meredith community a night of comedy and fun to benefit the children of Kidworks.
On Friday, April 5th, two nationally renowned comedians will perform at Church Landing as part of the Comedy Night fundraising event. This is the third year Kidworks is setting the comedy stage as its annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will go towards bringing “Miles of Smiles” to the kids as the center looks to purchase a new transportation vehicle. This year’s fundraiser starts with a cash bar at 7 pm, followed by an 8 pm comedy show featuring Mike Burton and Paul Keenan. Continue reading
Kate O’Donnell of Ayurveda Boston
Winter is over, and thoughts are beginning to turn toward opening the windows and letting the fresh air in! Spring cleaning, anyone? How about new beginnings? A refreshed and healthy new you? In any yoga practice, there’s always an opportunity to begin again, every time we come to our mats. However, Sacred Waters Yoga is offering a special weekend program that will nourish and renew you on every level, and offer you a chance to take home some skills that will bring health and wellbeing into your everyday life.
Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls is delighted to present a Weekend of Ayurveda April 5th – 7th, 2013. The weekend retreat will feature Ayurveda yoga, cooking, and workshops, where students will fully engage with this ancient and powerful way of living. Kate O’Donnell of Ayurveda Boston will lead the weekend events. Her wealth of experience and knowledge offers us a deeply foundational, practical, and experiential immersion into the theory and practice of the principles of Ayurveda. Continue reading
Lake Winnipesaukee from Boathouse Lodge, March 4, 2013
As soon as I learned that Mill Falls at the Lake would be adding a yoga studio to its amenities, I knew I had to make the trip from the seacoast of NH to check it out! Being a yoga student myself, I am well acquainted with the many calming and healing benefits this wonderful practice can bring, and I realized that Mill Falls is the perfect spot for a yoga center—it’s perched on Meredith Bay overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Winnipesaukee, the outstanding service and top-notch ambiance at the Inns facilitate a peaceful getaway experience, and the full menu of offerings at Cascade Spa go hand-in-hand with a nourishing yoga retreat—a trinity of relaxation treasures! Continue reading
The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls is transitioning to a new name. The collection of inns, lodges, activity centers, and spa is now going by “Mill Falls at the Lake” and sporting a redesigned logo to mark an evolution of the property and its increased variety of on-site offerings for guests.
According to Rusty McLear, president and CEO of Mill Falls, the new name and logo honors the organization’s roots and proud history of being located in Meredith, NH, with the change now reflecting a more accurate depiction of the Inns’ presence on Lake Winnipesaukee. Continue reading
Loft Studio for Hot Yoga and Aerial Yoga
The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls is proud to announce that it is expanding its services once again, this time by offering guests a new way to relax and unwind at Lake Winnipesaukee—with a beautiful new yoga and wellness studio, aptly named Sacred Waters.
The new studio just opened its doors this week in the building previously occupied by The Christmas Loft, located next to Church Landing. Sacred Waters will be run by Christina Alexa, who is master certified in yoga and healing therapies and draws from 28 years of personal healing and practice, as well as over 14 years of teaching and healing work. Christina has moved her classes and healing services from The Practice Room Center for Yoga & Healing in Meredith to Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls.
“We look forward to growing our student base in our new location,” says Christina, “offering expanded services in an exquisite space!” Continue reading