Eaton, NH

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Welcome to Eaton, NH!!! A small town built around a mountain lake that will not only take you back in time, but will take your breath away. Outside of it's natural beauty, we have some wonderful Inns and businesses that will leave you warm & cozy and wanting to come back for more.

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A little note for my "Super, Super Sized" stalker, "L". I hope you enjoy the update! Hugs! *:)


EATON column by Nancy E. Williams 7/17/18 447-5635


Around 120 people enjoyed the fantastic Fourth of July picnic. Yes, it was hot but you could get relief under the tent and by going into our beautiful Crystal Lake. It really does take a village, and it is important that I thank everyone of them, or this party would never have happened. First, Sunni and Ralph Wilkewitz for coming up with this idea umpteen years ago, where it has built up to a huge number of townspeople and their families. Three of four people now do what Sunni and Ralph did. Thank you.

To feed a crowd, you must have good food and even better cooks. Huge thanks to Chris Kennedy and Tom Head for getting and cooking the burgers, the hot dogs, the veggie burgers, with or without cheese, and buns. The guys set up their own tent with grills and organized all the cooking. Thank you. Salads seemed to be the hit of the day as it was so hot, and the cold salads couldn’t have tasted better. Add to that the delicious desserts and you have a real BBQ picnic. Many thanks to everyone who brought delicacies to share. It was certainly a communal effort.

Thanks to John Hartman for putting up the banner, and for organizing the putting-up and taking-down of the big tent. He has it down to a science. After the tent is up, it is time to move all the picnic tables. His helpers this year were Chris K., Tom H., Phil Lavori, Don Gemmecke, Dave Bailey, Mark Griffin, Dick Brisbois, Peter Klose, Tom Irving, Don Hersey, Larry Nash and Bill Spiess. Thanks to the Eaton Village Store, who contributed beer, soda, water, and ice to the hot and hungry guys doing all the heavy duty work. Thanks to Jeanne Hartman and Judy Fowler for placing the American flags on the posts, and later taking them down. Thanks to Johnny and Alana for the use of their 2 trash cans.

The morning of July 4th, many helpers came down to help me set the tables; place the condiments; organize the plates, napkins and cutlery; put up some decorations; and later on to clean up. Thanks to Ellie Irving, Alice Williams, Judy Fowler, Nan E. B., Barb Holmes, Holly Fortin, Joanne Weld, Jim Hawley, Myriam St. Jacques, and Polly Vanasse for all their efforts. Wonderful musicians joined us later to play a lot of tunes, many patriotic ones, of course. Thanks to Candace Maher (accordion), Marnie Cobbs (fiddle), Elaine Klose (alto-recorder), Dennis Sullivan (clarinet), and to Tammy and John Flanigan who played banjo and guitar, respectively. This music added so much to the festivities.

While Dave B., Noreen Frizelle, and Cathy Ring were selling raffle tickets, Barb Holmes talked about the new Eaton Ears communication list and the new Welcome to Eaton booklet, and Alice W. spoke about the South Eaton Meetinghouse Fair on August 4. All the girls from Camp Waukeela came by to serenade all of us on this special day, all dressed up in red, white, and blue. Nice job, girls. Time for the big 50/50 raffle (drum roll please). Southern Quint picked the two winning tickets and Ralph W. read out the numbers for us all to hear: lucky winners were Judy Fowler ($129) and Bill S. ($128). I thank everyone for coming, enjoying and reminiscing with friends and neighbors, and so generously donating to the raffle. Like I said - it takes a village.

The South Eaton Meetinghouse, built in 1844, will hold its 42nd annual fundraising gourmet luncheon fair following the Freedom Old Home Week “old timey” parade. Bring the gang. Rummage through the white elephants, browse the craft vendors, enter the raffle featuring local eateries and brewers, and check out the baked goods table. Eat up a storm from the sirloin burgers, bratwurst in beer, pulled pork from Yankee Smoke House, lamb pita pockets, wild-salmon patties with special sushi sauce, to the 10 foot salad bar and a vast array of desserts to die for. Absolutely, positively, don’t miss this one! The food is beyond fabulous. Located at 402 Burnham Road, corner of Towle Hill Road, South Eaton. Take Horseleg Hill Road off Rt. 153 just south of Purity Spring Resort in East Madison. Go to or e-mail with questions. (You may drop off items for the White Elephant table at the Meetinghouse on Thursday, August 2 from noon to 4; Friday, August 2 from 9 to noon; and Saturday, August 4 from 9 to 11 a.m.)

The fall OLLI class preview is on Wednesday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Granite State College, 53 Technology Lane, Conway. This new time is to accommodate people who are working. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the “Valley Gourmet,” Sue Ficken. There will be 26 new classes and our semester will start on August 25 with a Shaker Village Tour and end on December 5 with Creating Origami Books. Hear about the classes and get your copy of the catalogue. Do join us to find out about all the upcoming events. FFI call 513-1377 or go to

On Saturday, July 21 at 9 a.m. Amy Smagula from DES is giving a presentation and training on Aquatic Invasive Species in NH waterbodies in the gymnasium at the Conway Rec Center in Center Conway. Amy will give a 45 minute training talk and slide show, then look at actual plant specimens. Kits containing all you need to test your own lake or pond will be available to participants. Please let Marnie Cobbs know if you will be attending and if you would like a kit. (447-3877 or )

The last two Movie Musical Mondays for July at the Palmer House Pub at the Inn at Crystal Lake will be 7/23 “Sister Act,” and 7/30 “Stand By Me.”

The Little White Church will be holding its annual meeting Monday, August 6th at 6 p.m. at the church with a pot-luck dinner following. All officer positions are up for election/re-election once a year as well as trustees for two year terms, and of course, the church is alway looking for volunteers to help with activities and new ideas. The secretary position is vacant at this time. The annual report will cover what the church has done in the past year as well as financials and a peek into what is planned for next year. Inputs from the public are always most welcome. This is an opportunity to see how Eaton’s iconic landmark is governed and what fun things are going on, so please plan on attending, and also visit our active and informative website: The Little White Church is a non-denominational, non-profit corporation.

Mark and Kristy Carbone have donated their labor and plant materials to create a beautiful foundation garden in Eaton. The garden combines drought tolerant plants like Ornamental grasses, Rudbeckia, and Iris to hold up in the harsh conditions along the side of the Eaton Village Store. Once established these plants should hold up to the dry conditions they will live in. We have had fun installing these plants and will continue to take care of them. They had their own thriving landscape business in MA, and got sick of the lifestyle there and moved full time to Eaton. They are happy to be here and we are happy, too. THANKS

It is that time of year again at Linda and Dave Sorensen’s BerryKnoll Farm. Blueberries, gooseberries, black currants, red currants and champagne currants (a pinky ivory color and sweeter than black or red) are ready for picking now. All are $4.25/quart. There are a few raspberries for $4.25/pint. Daylilies are coming into bloom as well. You can check out our Facebook page BerryKnoll Pick-Your-Own or go to our website for up-to-date information. See you in the berry patch.

Business Links

MOTOMO STUDIO & GALLERY : If you found this page through Motomo's url then clicking on the url here will bring on symtoms of deja vu. Go ahead and try it! *:)

CRYSTAL LAKE INN: Here's a personal favorite of mine. Crystal Lake Inn!!! A beautiful Inn with a view of Crystal Lake and across the street from que seraour Little White Church. They're also kitty corner to my house/business which makes it easy for me on a night out. *;) Tim and Bobby are the GREATEST!!! They opened a pub in the Inn called Palmers Pub and I occasionally drop by on a friday night with my local friends for a bite to eat and a couple or a few drinks. *:D This is a DO NOT MISS place to visit or stay in if you come to Eaton. You can learn more about this Eaton delight at:

THE SNOWVILLAGE INN/ The Snowvillage Inn is the perfect location for weddings and special events of all kinds. We have extensive experience creating and managing unique events, both large and small, from weddings and cocktail parties to corporate events.

FOSS MOUNTAIN FARM: If you're interested in registered Huacaya Alpacas and pedigreed Ragdoll cats, then this is a must see stop on your tour of Eaton. Check out their website to see these gorgeous animals and to get more information. *:)

EATON WEB SITE: An informational site for Eaton, NH

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