Great Gatsby PartyJay 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.

Giuseppe's guitarSince 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.

View More: http://hinkleyphoto.pass.us/michellechurchlandingFinding 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.

[caption id="attachment_2500" align="alignright" width="300"]Railing by David H. Little of Winnipesaukee Forge Railing by David H. Little of Winnipesaukee Forge[/caption] Artist-blacksmith David Little of Meredith, NH and his Winnipesaukee Forge crew will appear on New Hampshire Chronicle this coming Wednesday to give the public a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of forging metals into beautiful works of art. The show will air on WMUR Channel 9 on March 4th at 7pm, and can also be seen online at New Hampshire Chronicle’s website after March 8th.

Fishing Derby landscapeNext weekend, the frozen surface of Meredith Bay will be transformed from a pond hockey tournament site into a village of ice-fishing bob houses as folks gather from all over the country to participate in one of the Lakes Region’s biggest winter events: The Great Rotary Fishing Derby. The Derby has been drawing crowds to Lake Winnipesaukee for 36 years, with many hoping to snag the heaviest eligible fish for a chance to win the grand prize.

pond hockey landscapeIt’s been very cold this winter, and that’s good news for some folks, for low temperatures mean frozen lakes and ponds, and where there is ice, there will be hockey! Right now in Meredith, NH, crews from the New England Pond Hockey Classic are preparing rinks on the solid surface of Lake Winnipesaukee in anticipation of next weekend’s annual tournament!

2014 ArtwalkSTROLLAs the days grow ever shorter and the winter nights come early over New England, we draw our attention indoors to pursue creative endeavors or gather with friends and family to honor warmth, light, and love. In this spirit, the Meredith Village Galleries have partnered with The Greater Meredith Program to present an evening of good cheer and sharing with a collaborative Christmas Stroll and Art Walk in this quaint lakeside village.

Holiday-Horses-1024x695This weekend, the lakeside village of Meredith, NH will become a little more festive as The Mill Falls Marketplace transforms into a winter wonderland of old-fashioned holiday charm, while The Winnipesaukee Playhouse celebrates the season with a new twist on some well-loved classic Christmas tunes—with lots of laughs and good cheer!

FARM-FUN-RUN-NOV-2013-FOR-WEB-300x225Runners of all ages and experience levels will be coming together next weekend to participate in a unique event that keeps the sport fun and accessible to everyone, from the novice to the seasoned athlete. Looking to get out and run with friends and family on a picturesque course on a brisk fall day? Moulton Farm in Meredith has just the thing for you!