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.

From a piece of heaven,,,,,,,,



EATON column by Nancy E. Williams 5/14/19 447-5635


Since I am writing this on Mother’s Day, I hope all you wonderful mothers had a lovely day and were able to relax and be honored by your families! Happy Mother’s Day to Jane Kelly Williams.

The Inn at Crystal Lake in Eaton will be presenting their last Opera Dinner of the season on Thursday, May 16th with an evening of arias, duets and show tunes with help from past Opera Dinner guests: soprano Mary Bastoni, mezzo-soprano Vanessa Schukis, and pianist Cassandra Marsh. $65 per person includes a four-course dinner, not including alcohol, tax or gratuity. Dinners start at 6:30 p.m. This gala event is always full of merriment and great music, so call the Inn soon at 447-2120.

On Sunday, May 26th, come to one of our favorite events of the spring season, Kayaks and Casseroles. We hope you will attend and bring your decorated kayak, canoe or any floating device to the Eaton Town Beach on 5 p.m. on May 26th to kayak across the lake, park your boat, and attend a delicious dinner at the Little White Church. Main dishes will be provided. Attendees may bring side dishes, salads or desserts. These may be dropped off at the Church at 4:45 p.m. We can’t wait to see you. For more information, call 447-2391.

Snowvillage Inn and Max’s Restaurant and Pub is pleased to welcome the art of Joyce Desmarais and Laura Thomson in the gallery for the months of May and June. The SVI and Max’s Restaurant and Pub will be reopening in June. Come join us Saturday, June 1st for Beverages on the Porch. Now I know it really is spring with the porch open, Jen.

Have you heard of the neighborhood watch programs? It is basically people watching out for their neighbors in case of a break-in. Are there signs we could put up or stickers for our windows? I don’t know how to go about it, but I think it is a great idea.

I had a recent deja-vu incident happen to me last Friday. I am at this opening reception for the Amesbury Educational Foundation in Amesbury, MA, where I taught at the high school for 22 years. My great friend Patty Hoyt (hello to her friend in Conway who reads this column) introduced me to the Superintendent of the Amesbury School System, but I didn’t actually catch his name. Well, I said I lived in Eaton Center and he said, “Oh, I know the Road Agent up there.” I was quite surprised that he would even know where Eaton was, and I said “What? You know Stubby?” He then added, “He’s my brother-in-law.” After I picked myself up off the floor, I said, “You’re Jada’s brother?” Indeed he was. If I had heard the name, I might have pieced it together. So hello, Jada and Stubby, from Jared Fulgoni.

I recently read Patricia McMurry’s letter to the Editor entitled “A Window into Notre Dame’s significance.” Her heartfelt emotional response to the tragic fire at that gorgeous Cathedral in Paris spoke volumes to me. I may not have visited her sister’s small apartment in Paris, but I have been to Notre Dame many times, and it never ceased to put me in awe. It is way more than a beautiful church; it is a symbol of Paris and holds a dear place in so many people’s hearts. A former student of mine from Amesbury lives in Paris and I wrote how sad I was to see that destruction. I’m so glad the two matching columns are still upright, and my heart goes out to the French people. Vive la Cathedrale de Notre Dame.

The next Eaton column will be on Tuesday, June 4th, with the deadline for your news on Sunday, June 2nd. Enjoy the spring!


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