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Recess is better when you own a piece of the playground

When I was a kid my favorite part of the school day was recess, that recreational respite from the hard labors of class. Winter Recess was even better in my book, because it lasted longer. If you’re a visitor taking some Winter Recess time to enjoy New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, welcome! If one of your …

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Laconia’s Hidden Gems on Lake Winnisquam

Over the years, I have seen many vacationers, second home owners and tourists drive along Union Avenue, (Route 3)  through Laconia’s major artery and never …

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Family Memories at Lake Winnipesaukee

I was invited for dinner in Meredith last evening and with a family from Darien, CT. While I was visiting they were sharing their childhood …

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NH Lakes Region vs. Coast of Maine

Last week I met with a couple from the Great Boston area. They’re thinking of purchasing a second home and couldn’t decide on the Coast …

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Keith Urban played at Bank of NH Pavillion

Lakes Region Booming Over the 4th!

Some say it was the weather, while others said it’s an improving economy and lower gas prices. No matter what position you take, there is …

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The Market is Booming in the Lakes Region

The real estate market in the Lakes Region may be poised for its best year ever in 2016. “In the first quarter of 2016, our …

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Meredith Bay – A shining beacon overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee

It’s amazing when you look at the landscape surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee and observe some of the new undertakings that have occurred in recent years. Keep …

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Suissevale in Moultonborough NH

Suissevale: A Fantastic Community on Lake Winnipesaukee

When you navigate the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee there’s 71 square miles of water and 274 islands to meander through, and on the northeastern shores …

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Auction delivers big boost to Laconia Sachems football

Event at Beane Conference Center raises $14,000 By ED PIERCE epierce@citizen.com LACONIA  — Simply put, real generosity about a positive future begins in the present, and …

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Governor’s Island on Lake Winnipesaukee

The Lakes Region is known for its abundance of four-season communities with multiple choices for almost every imaginable budget. Governor’s Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in …

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15 Reasons Why the Lakes Region, NH is the Best

When asked, “Why is the Lakes Region the best?” Kris G.’s well-thought out response was, “It’s God’s country…a window into heaven.” Let’s move from this …

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Why do we live in New Hampshire?

Starting out in a new year, you take time to reflect… so let’s take a look at some of the positive advantages we have living …

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Lakes Region, NH vs. Cape Cod, MA

The decision to buy in the Lakes Region or on the Cape is a question that repeatedly surfaces when working with buyers looking for a …

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1/9/16 Fundraiser for Tufts Medical Center Cardiac Division

On Saturday, January 9, from 7-9 p.m. there will be a “celebration of life” fundraiser to raise money for Tuft’s Medical Center Cardiac Division. This …

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Roche Realty 2015 Sales Exceed $126 Million

Roche Realty Group, Inc. is proud to report sales volume in excess of $126 million for the 12 months ending December 31, 2015. The firm …

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Wolfeboro, NH Through Different Eyes

Many famous people have owned beautiful homes and estates in Wolfeboro over the years. One of the most interesting was Chiang Kai-shek. He was a …

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Smile of the Great Spirit: Lake Winnipesaukee’s Native American Roots

On the northern shore of the big lake, dwelt the chieftain of the woodlands, Ahanton. He was renowned for his courage, but even more so …

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“Lifestyle Finder” for Your Move to or from the Lakes Region

Some studies place moving to a new location as one of the top ten most stressful situations in a person’s life. Whether it makes the …

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Gilford, NH: An Ideal Community

Did you ever stop to consider how unique a town like Gilford is? There are a lot of reasons why so many people stop by …

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Gilford Rotary Christmas Tree Sale Dec. 4 – 15

Gilford Rotary 2015 Christmas Tree Sale NH Grown, Premium Trees — All trees are freshly cut! Starts Friday December  4 Goes through Sunday December  13 …

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Meredith, NH: The Fine Arts Museum of the Lakes Region

Recently I had visitors from Boston, family friends who had come up for the day to walk and talk for a couple hours. The destination …

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Health is Wealth in the Lakes Region

In between writing his epic works, the Roman poet Virgil (70 BC–19 BC) came up with many expressions of truth, one of which is generally …

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Laconia – The Mythological Phoenix of the Lakes Region

In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically reborn when it obtains new life from the ashes of its predecessor. Laconia …

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Squam Lake: Holy Ground in the Lakes Region

An excursion on Squam Lake brings to mind the lines of 19th century poet, Christina Rossetti. “Tread softly! All the earth is holy ground.” The …

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Newfound Lake: The Secret is Out!

Newfound Lake draws a captive audience year after year. Its mystique is nothing new. Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, mentioned to me that …

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Entrepreneurial Spirit at Lakes Region’s Beans and Greens

I walked into Beans and Greens the other day and saw a Zestar apple displayed at the pinnacle of a mountain of apples in an …

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Laconia’s First Pumpkin Festival Draws a Crowd!

There were 9,567 lit pumpkins in Laconia’s downtown for its first Pumpkin Festival this past weekend. Thousands of spectators gathered around the city all enjoying …

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Young Couple Finds Lake Tahoe Lifestyle

It’s always fun meeting young couples who relocate to the Lakes Region. Ben Crawford and Amanda Ainsworth recently purchased a home in one of the …

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Gunstock in the Heart of the “Switzerland of America”

Gunstock Ski and Recreational Area is not your typical New Hampshire ski area. There is something special about it. Initially, you might not be able …

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Back to My Family Roots

Over the years I’ve seen many couples return to the Lakes Region because of our desirable lifestyle, natural beauty and four seasons of recreation. James …

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The Formula Boat that Never Retired

It’s always interesting to me to see how couples end up in The Lakes Region. For Jack Telefus & Christine King their story travels through …

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