[caption id="attachment_2368" align="alignleft" width="300"]Left to right: Dr. Steven Kelley, Principal of I-LES; Maia Brown; Amelia Brown (both 6th graders); and Michelle Brown, Mill Falls Marketing Director Left to right: Dr. Steven Kelley, Principal of I-LES; Maia Brown; Amelia Brown (both 6th graders); and Michelle Brown, Mill Falls Marketing Director[/caption] 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.”

mill_falls_spa-14-003- 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…

[caption id="attachment_1338" align="alignright" width="199"]Music in the Mill Falls Marketplace Music in the Mill Falls Marketplace[/caption] Relaxing in the Lakes Region of NH next weekend for the holiday? Besides the abundance of summertime activities that are still going strong, there are some fun special events happening to celebrate and cap off the season as we shift into fall… Music in the Mill Falls Marketplace – Stroll through the shops of the Mill Falls Marketplace or just relax outdoors while enjoying a summer’s night serenade. There will be live music from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in the courtyard of this beautiful and historic market that was once an old linen mill. The Marketplace played a major part in revitalizing the village of Meredith, which is now a destination on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Visit www.millfalls.com for more information.

artslogoNext weekend, the lakeside village of Meredith will come to life with live music, delicious food, and beautiful works of creativity as Main Street and the Mill Falls Marketplace are transformed into an outdoor art gallery featuring the works of over 80 local painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers, and quilters.

Rafts2Last 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.

Lake-Winnipesaukee-Antique-and-Classic-Boat-Show-2012-1721-215x215To celebrate summer and the Antique Boat Show coming up later this month, The Greater Meredith Program Promotions Committee is sponsoring a “Drop Anchor in Meredith” event, with many local businesses offering specials for the month of July and others giving discounts during the Antique Boat Show weekend of July 25 – 27th.  The organization is also hosting a “Landlubber’s Lot Dance” at the Community Park on Main Street on July 26th to really get into the swing of summer!

  [caption id="attachment_2280" align="alignright" width="300"]Visitors enjoy a performance at "Busker Alley," the Winnipesaukee Playhouse's outdoor amphitheater. Patrons enjoy a pre-show performance at "Busker Alley," the Winnipesaukee Playhouse's outdoor amphitheater.[/caption] The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is gearing up for a great second season at its new campus in Meredith, NH, where the well-respected non-profit organization plans to offer its professional summer lineup, as well as educational programs, youth camps, and community productions for Lakes Region locals and visitors alike! The Playhouse’s five-show professional season begins June 25th with The Foreigner by Larry Shue, “a farcical brew of misunderstandings, misconceptions, and mishaps,” followed by The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer adapted by Laura Eason, Any Other Name by George Brant, and Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson.

nature journal 2Vacations 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.

[caption id="attachment_2253" align="alignleft" width="300"]Pictured preparing for the Altrusa Sale which will be held on the lawn of the Chamber are (left to right): Betsy Raffaele, Karen Truberg, and Pam Toczko. Pictured preparing for the Altrusa Sale, which will be held on the lawn of the Chamber, are Betsy Raffaele, Karen Truberg, and Pam Toczko.[/caption] For treasure seekers of all kinds, Meredith will be the place to be tomorrow. The whole town is coming together to hold their Annual Community Yard Sale, and antique enthusiasts, collectors, and bargain hunters from all over New England will be setting their destinations for this little village on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. Sponsored by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, the 19th Annual Community Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, May 17th from 9 am – 3 pm at over fifty locations in the Meredith area. According to Susan Cerutti, Executive Director of the Chamber, the event has become a fun tradition for folks in the Lakes Region of NH.