Lake Winnipesaukee

Weekend Outdoor Activities 1/18 - 1/19/20

Looking for something fun to do outside this weekend?  Well, search no more, plenty of outdoor activities in Wolfeboro for the whole family to enjoy!

Abenaki Ski Area Click here for more information on America's oldest small ski area, located right in the heart of Wolfeboro. Home to the Abenaki Ski Team, 5 trails, high speed rope tow, glade skiing, terrain park and some of the best groomed conditions in NH.

       

Pop Whalen Ice & Arts Center Click here for information on Public Skating,Stick Practice schedules and more.

Wolfeboro Cross Country Ski Association Since 1972, The Nordic Skier and Wolfeboro XC have joined as partners in the pursuit of a top notch nordic ski center. Click here for more information.  

 

When Is the Best Time to Buy a House?

Following is an article written by Daniel Bortz. I think, you'll find this an interesting read.

Timing determines so much when you're buying a house. Although the best time to buy a house is when you're ready both financially and emotionally, there are other factors that can help you decide when to buy a house.

By timing your purchase just right, you can nab a great home that's just right for you.  

What Is the Best Month to Buy a House?

Let's make this clear: There's no such thing as a guaranteed "best month" to purchase a home. (C'mon, we never said this would be easy!)

While some conventional wisdom says there is a best time of year to buy a house — during spring home buying season (April to June) — there are pluses and minuses when it comes to what month you choose to purchase a home.

(Note: Real estate is local. Determining a best time utlimately depends on conditions in your local market.)

Here we've outlined some of the reasons different months can turn out to be the best time to buy a house for you:

January to March. Winter isn't such a bad time to buy a house. Though there's less inventory — meaning there are fewer homes for sale — there are fewer home buyers too, so you have less competition. That means there's a lower likelihood of a bidding war, which can be a stressful experience for home buyers. Another benefit of buying a house during the cold-weather months: Home prices are typically the lowest they'll be all year.

Still, there are drawbacks to buying a house between January and March. Inclement weather can also be a challenge, since snow or ice could make it difficult to drive around and view homes or do a thorough home inspection of some elements, such as a roof. 

April to June. Welcome to spring home buying season— the peak months for not only housing supply, but also the number of home buyers shopping for houses. Because most families want to move when the kids are out of school, there's a big incentive to buy a house this time of year, since many home buyers need to allow 30 to 60 days for closing.

The warmer weather also makes open houses more enjoyable, landscaping easier to evaluate, and inspections more comprehensive.

Even though it's generally regarded as the best time of year to buy a house, there are downsides to the spring market. For starters, you'll face more competition from other home buyers —  meaning you have to move quickly when a great listing hits the market. Bidding wars are a lot more common, you tend to have less negotiating power, and home prices tend to tick up during spring.

July to September. If you can handle the heat (and a little competition), summer may be the one of the best times of year to buy. Now that the spring home buying craze is over, most home prices return to normal, allowing you to save some money. The sunniest time of the year also makes being outdoors and attending open houses more enjoyable.

The hot temperatures also give home buyers the opportunity to test how well a property's air conditioning system holds up in warm weather, which is something they can't usually test during other times of the year.

October to December. The main downside of buying a house in autumn is that there may not be as many homes for sale in the fall as there are in the spring. But it's not like the market goes completely quiet.

Many home buyers consider fall the best time of year to buy a house because of price reductions. Because home sellers tend to list their homes in the spring, sellers whose houses haven't sold yet may be motivated to find buyers, and prices start to reflect that.

Daniel Bortz is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C., whose work has appeared in "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," "Money" magazine, "Consumer Reports," "Entrepreneur" magazine, and more.

New Year's Eve Celebration!

Tuesday, December 31st

Last Night in Wolfeboro

Family - Friends - Visitors Celebrate New Year’s Eve; Scavenger Hunt, Family Crafts, Games, Face Painting, Concerts, Magic, and More!

When: 10 AM - 9:00 PM

Enter the entire link below (two lines) in your browser to view the video hosted by Brenda Jorrett and Maria Found.  Watch as they take you through all the scheduled events coming up in Wolfeboro for the annual Last Night celebration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btv3ZIbFspE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2Zc-seruulBmqnH8a6CJCNUZB6GqEtmfIyu2bbakA1GrkMuSI48Qu8qaA

Fireworks Over Wolfeboro Bay - Cancelled due to inclement weather

 

Fireworks on New Year’s Eve made possible by these generous, proud sponsors of Chamber of Commerce Community Events:

Avery Insurance
Emma taylor…lifestyle clothing
Melanson Real Estate
The Wolfeboro Inn
And also Ashton & Company PA
Black’s Paper Store & Gift Shop
Eastern Propane & Oil
Hunter’s Shop `n Save
Meredith Village Savings Bank
Stewarts Ambulance Service

 

 

 

 

Weekend Events 12/20/19 - 12/21/19

Friday, December 20th

A Christmas Story at Village Players Theater

When: 7:30 PM and Saturday night too!

Where: 51 Glendon Street, Wolfeboro

The Village Players movie series brings this final classic movie of 2019 to the theater’s big screen. Movie tickets can be purchased in advance at Blacks Paper Store or at the door.  Cash or check required.  For more information, please call 603-569-9656.

 

Saturday, December 21st

Ugly Sweater Skate Party

When: 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Pop Whalen Ice & Arts Center, 390 Pine Hill Road, Wolfeboro

Wear your favorite Holiday Sweater and come enjoy a night of skating to holiday tunes.  The concession stand will be open. A small prize will be given for the favorite sweater at 7:15 PM (must be present to win)!  This is a great event to come with your family, friends, or just to get out for a nice night skate at your favorite rink!

Regular public skating fees apply:

  • Resident $6

  • Non-Resident: $7

 

Weekend Events 12/7/19 - 12/8/19

The holiday season is upon us and you know what that means, right? Lots of fun and wonderful community events! There are several events happening in and around Wolfeboro this weekend. See below to name just a few... and, don't forget to visit Santa at Santa's Hut in Wolfeboro.  Have a great weekend! 

Saturday, December 7th

Wolfeboro Festival of Trees

  

The Wolfeboro Festival of Trees is a charity benefit featuring two levels of more than sixty trees decorated by area organizations, businesses and individuals. The event offers continuous live entertainment and free refreshments. The festival will be held on the weekends of December 7, 8, 14, 15, and Wednesday, December 11. Doors open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays, from noon until 3 p.m. on Sundays, and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Admission is $7 for adults, children 8 and under $2, or $15 per family. The facility is handicap accessible.

For more info, please visit wolfeborofestivaloftrees.com or call Peg at 508-596-2850.

 

New! Farmstead Christmas presented by Remick Museum & Farm

A DOWN-HOME FAMILY EVENT

When: 11 am - 3 pm

Where: Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH

Admission: $5 per person, Children ages 4 & under FREE!

Come and experience a holiday event that’s trimmed with tasty traditions, whimsical touches, and the simple delights of a historic farmstead.

There’s gnome place like farmstead for the holidays!

A Remick gnome and friends prepare to welcome visitors to Farmstead Christmas. Starting at the Museum Center, a main feature of the event includes “Gnome on the Roam,” a gnome scavenger hunt. The hunt assists attendees in visiting each planned activity that are fun and tasty within the Center and across the farmstead.

For more information call 603-323-7591 or visit www.remickmuseum.org

 

Sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire

Clearlakes Chorale

Clearlakes Chorale proudly presents, GLORIA!

When: Saturday, December 7th @ 7:30pm
             Sunday, December 8th @ 2pm

Where: St. Katharine Drexel Church, Alton, NH

Tickets are $20 for adults/$10 for students & are available at Black’s Paper Store downtown Wolfeboro or (coming soon!) online via www.clearlakeschorale.org

 

The Third Annual Gingerbread House Jubilee

Hosted by Gingerbread Amy

When: 2 PM - 4 PM

Where: Barn at The General Wolfe, 518 S. Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH

Amy Knapp builds one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses in her workshop in the woods for more than 20 years. Swing by the Barn at The General Wolfe for complementary Peet's coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, and a chance to take home one of her adorable gingerbread cottages for your home or business.  Dozens of gingerbread cottages will be auctioned and two will be offered for sale with the best offer getting the gingerbread keys.  Bidding will start at $5 and all houses will have a $1,000 “buy it now” option available. 

All proceeds benefit The Lakes Region Human Society.  FREE!

Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce presents Christmas in Wolfeboro Parade & Official Tree Lighting aka "The Giving Tree"

A touching story by Lynne Palmer to remind us all how important it is to remember what the true meaning of Christmas is all about, the gift of giving!

The Giving Tree

By Lynne Palmer

For more than 25 years Wolfeboro has had a community Christmas tree in the middle of our downtown for all to enjoy and celebrate the holiday season. When people ask me what I appreciate about living in The Oldest Summer Resort in America, I usually respond that Christmas is the time I covet the most living in Wolfeboro. Downtown Wolfeboro is blanketed in snow and becomes a Rockwell canvas for a few short months. It's hard not to be captivated by a scene that must cultivate a smile from almost every passerby that is lucky enough to venture past the large evergreen planted in front of Black's. If anyone has wondered about where the tree comes from and whether there a story behind it, the answer is...yes! Our community tree is a gift donated by private citizens each and every year since the tradition first began.  

For a long time, Bill Rae, who was Wolfeboro's Tree Warden would come by the Chamber Office in his little truck to pick up Mary DeVries to go tree hunting. They would drive by a location where someone had offered a tree on their property or to check out a tree that was spotted by a resident considered to be an ideal selection. "I have the fondest memories of doing this with Bill Rae. It was one of the highlights of the year to ride along with him and be a part of the selection process," recalls Mary. When Mr. Rae passed away, Cindy Melanson became the guardian of the tree search and has enthusiastically supported the exploration. If you have ever wondered why the tree is shorter or wider than the last one, or why it's a fraser one year and a spruce the next -- the answer is, it's a gift, and each tree is uniquely wonderful and has its own story. The other elves in this holiday story are the members of the Wolfeboro Electric Department that donate their time and services to cutting, transporting, and stringing the lights along with a temporary connection for power. Local Chamber sponsors of community events support the purchase of the lights and the splendid star. 

This year, we have the Smallidge family to thank for our holiday Blue Spruce which was planted on June 7, 1992, the weekend of Dianne Smallidge's birthday. David and Dianne owned Link Metal Corporation which opened the same year the tree was planted at their business, and their family donated the tree in their loving memory. Their children are happy that the tree is going to such a good cause and know that it will be appreciated by all. So, thank you to the Smallidge family for honoring their parents and us with this gift from their family legacy. 

 

Christmas in Wolfeboro Parade and Official Tree Lighting

When: Saturday, November 30th, 3 PM – 4 PM

Where: Main Street, Wolfeboro

The Parade will enter Main Street at Brewster Academy and travel North, ending at the corner of Main and Mill Street. Santa Claus will then make his way to the Community Christmas Tree where he will use his magic to turn on the holiday lights.  Clearlakes Chorale will be singing carols prior to the lighting of the tree.

Weekend Events 11/29/19 - 12/01/19

Friday, November 29nd

Christmas at the Castle

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  • Castle in the Clouds (map)

Call (603) 476-5900 for more information

 

Saturday, November 30th

Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce 23rd Annual Christmas Craft Fair

When: 9 AM – 3:30 PM

Where: Kingswood Regional High School, 396 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH

  • Free Admission
  • Handicap Accessible 
  • Plenty of Free Parking
  • Babysitting
  • Santa Claus
  • Face Painting
  • Raffle 
  • Gift Wrapping

Fun for the Entire Family!

 

Presented by Kingswood Student Organizations:

  • Future Business Leaders of America  
  • Technology Student Association
  • National Honor Society

 

Cocoa With Santa 

Hosted by Huggins Hospital 

Join Santa for hot cocoa, treats and activities. The event is FREE and includes professional photos with Santa!

When: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: Huggins Hospital Cafe, 240 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH

 

The Country Bookseller welcomes author Valerie Egar

When: 1 pm - 3 pm

Where: The Country Bookseller, Wolfeboro, NH

Local author Valerie L. Egar will be at The Country Bookseller to read and sign “Oh No! Reindeer Flu!” her recently released children’s book. Enthusiastic huskies declare an emergency and volunteer to pull Santa’s sleigh when the reindeer fall ill on Christmas Eve in this entertaining holiday tale.

 

Christmas in Wolfeboro Parade and Official Tree Lighting

This is a Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce Community Event

When: 3 PM – 4 PM

Where: Main Street, Wolfeboro

The Parade will enter Main Street at Brewster Academy and travel North, ending at the corner of Main and Mill Street. Santa Claus will then make his way to the Community Christmas Tree where he will use his magic to turn on the holiday lights.  Clearlakes Chorale will be singing carols prior to the lighting of the tree.

Weekend Events 11/22/19 - 11/24/19

Friday, November 22nd

Christmas at the Castle

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  • Castle in the Clouds (map)

Call (603) 476-5900 for more information.

 

Disaster - A 70’s Jukebox Musical @ Kingswood Theater (Saturday Night & Sunday Matinee too!)

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  • Sunday Matinee 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • Kingswood Arts Center (map)

Call (603) 569-2055 for more information.

 

Saturday, November 23nd

28th Annual Turkey Trot

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  • Wolfeboro Railroad Depot (map)

Contact Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation at (603) 569-5639 for more information.

 

1863 - The First Official Thanksgiving

New Hampshire Farm Museum, 1305 White Mountain Highway, Milton, NH

In 1863 Lincoln proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day in the midst of the Civil War. The New Hampshire Farm Museum recreates the experience as people enact the roles of the family members and what Thanksgiving at that time would have been. Enjoy light refreshments, hands-on activities. Ride a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon. Members FREE, $25 family, $10 adult, $7.50 senior, $5 juvenile, free children <4

 

 

 

 

Weekend Events 10/11/19 - 10/13/19

 

Friday October 11th 

5th Annual Pumpkin Patch (Saturday & Sunday, too!)

NH Grass Drags and Watercross (Saturday & Sunday, too!)

Corn Maze (Saturday & Sunday, too!)

Pick You Own Pumpkin Patch (Saturday & Sunday, too!)

 

 

Saturday October 12th 

3rd Annual Crush Fest - Wolfeboro 

Sandwich Fair - Sandwich 

Mountaintop Yoga - Gilford

Concert - Plymouth 

 

Sunday October 13th

Boston's Vintage Vocal Quartet 

Moonlight Zip Tour - Gilford