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Photos: The Oldest Operating Mail Boat in America is in New Hampshire

A friend recently visited New Hampshire and asked to see some of the sights that make the area unique. In researching what we should do, I remembered riding the mail boat as a child, something you can’t do at other vacation destinations. This topped the list of what to see on Lake Winnipesaukee. The Sophie C. […]


Pittsfield Skies Glow with Hot Air Balloons

Nestled between Laconia, Rochester and Concord sits a small town called Pittsfield, known in the summers for a hot air balloon festival, which was held this past weekend. A three-day affair, with “liftoff” each day also features a Saturday evening light show called Super NightGlow. With hot air balloons lighting up the night sky to the beat of […]


Final 4 Days of Leadership Lakes Region [Part II]

Back in February, I shared highlights from the first four days of Leadership Lakes Region [4 Days with Leadership Lakes Region], and now, I’m here to update you on the final half of the programs, the final four days. Last October, with 24 other ambitious leaders, I embarked on Leadership Lakes Region, an organization dedicated to community improvement […]

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5 Lakes Region Leadership Summit Takeaways

This past week, the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce & Fusion presented Shake the Lake, a leadership development summit. The Summit focused on building a career in central New Hampshire, what this means for employers and early to mid-career professionals. Throughout the course of the half-day event overlooking Paugus Bay, thought leaders covered the topics […]


Historical Facts About Laconia, the City on the Lakes

Having recently looked into history of Laconia and pursuing genealogical research, I’ve found that my family has been in the area since the mid-1700s. I’ve learned a great deal about the history of Laconia from many sources and wanted to share a few facts. The first colonial settlers arrived in 1761 to Meredith Bridge, where Laconia is today. […]


Your 2016 Lakes Region Relocation Guide

This time last year, I was preparing to move back to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Having not lived in the area since high school, it was a fairly intimidating and also exciting to become more involved in the community where I grew up. Making the transition from a large city to the City on the Lakes […]