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 10/4/22 447-5635


News from LWC: The Artful Noise String Quartet is performing at the Little White Church in Eaton on October 23rd at 4:00 p.m. Artful Noise is the Seacoast’s premier quartet. Four prominent New England musicians: Margaret Hopkins, Lynne McMahon, Sally Wituszynski, and Karl Jukka will present works by Haydn and Schubert, among others. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Little White Church website, Eaton Village Store and White Birch books. Cash or check only at the stores please.

More church news: After a two year hiatus due to COVID the Little White Church plans to hold the traditional Christmas Eve Service this year. This service has been held every year since 1946 (when it was performed in the barn at Rockhouse Mountain Farm) and the church is always filled to capacity for this beloved community event. The service includes a Children’s Christmas pageant. The Church needs help organizing the pageant and finding children who would like to participate. If you can help, please email the church at

Here’s some information about everyone’s favorite food - chocolate from Beth Griffin: “September Chocolate - I’m a little later than usual announcing chocolate this month. I’ve been making hay as the sun shines, as they say. You can check out this month’s Chocolate Club selections and/or order chocolate a la carte. What a sweet way to savor autumn. Be well, eat well and shine on.” You can email Beth at or call 603 307-0108 or the internet at

If you happen to go into Shaw’s, instead of turning right to go to the deli, move a little to the left and look for a life size cut-out of a young man holding some Sam Adams beer. If you’ve seen the recent ads on TV, there’s this guy, “Greg’s cousin from Boston” who is selling this beer, but the man is actually Greg Hoyt from Amesbury, Massachusetts, whose parents Patty and Peter are dear friends of mine from when I taught in Amesbury. I never had Greg in class, but I had the pleasure of teaching French to his sister Johanna. After I saw the cut-out, I told Patty right away and she said that Greg would be so happy to know the ad was already up in the North Country. His parents and sister all have a copy of the cut-out in their houses. Such fun! Make sure to look for it.

I hope you are all going to Fryeburg Fair this week for the animals, the food, the rides, the smells, the crowds, the horse racing, the Expo Halls, and more. I always go to Vinny’s Sunflower Farm to get my pizza, then to the Brown Church for my apple crisp with ice cream, of course. You can find fried dough, French fries, sausages with peppers and onions, a big turkey leg, ice cream, lemonade, turkey dinner with the fixings, and so much more. It is a wonderful fair with something for everyone. Hope to see you there.

I am devastated and incredibly sad at the passing of my dear friend, Bob Malvesta. He was a true gentleman, kind, caring, intelligent, generous, very witty, sports-loving fan, loving his family and friends more than anything. Fred and I used to have dinner with Nancy and Bob quite often, at their house or Fred’s. The only time I ever heard Bob yell was at his beloved dog Maggie, who was happily nibbling on the homemade pasta strips hanging on the back of the chair. We four were in hysterics, it was for dinner you know, but Maggie couldn’t understand what she was doing wrong. For years we ate at the Palmer House Pub at the Inn at Crystal Lake every Thursday and Sunday nights, usually with various other friends. Saturday nights we dined looking over at Mt. Washington from the Snowvillage Inn, again the four of us or welcoming other friends. We all need to hold onto those memories to last a lifetime.

When Stephen Malvesta became engaged to Shelby Tucker in California, fifteen people gathered at the Snowvillage Inn to celebrate together not too long ago. All the grandchildren were present: Jen and Jason’s sons, Domenic and Roman Malvesta-Morelli; Stephen’s children: Miller, Jameson and Carolina Malvesta. Add to that group, Jen and Jason, Stephen and Shelby, Nancy and Bob’s niece, Whitney Pray, Domenic’s girlfriend, Shelby’s son and very lucky me to join in the festivities. With Bob and Nancy at the head of the table, Bob stood up to give a toast to the happy couple and welcome most of his favorite people to gather together and take nourishment. That is my fondest memory of Bob and all of us and I will remember it forever. We love you, Bob, and you will live on in all our memories. You were a giant of a man to us.

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