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 12/18/18 447-5635


Tuesday night, December 18th is the 5th Annual Locals; Holiday Dinner party at Max’s Restaurant and Pub. Cocktails begin at 4:30 and reservations begin at 5:30 p.m. The $39 charge includes appetizers, choice of soup of salad, sorbet interlude, choice of entrees that include Prime Rib, Potato Gnocchi, Stuffed Haddock, and a delicious Brownie Sundae for dessert. The evening helps to support the Freedom Food Pantry and the Locals Helping Locals project. Please bring canned goods, bathroom and paper products, or cash. The Pantry serves Freedom, Effingham, and Ossipee. Last week we collected canned goods an such and raised over $600. Also looking for shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, jelly peanut butter, macaroni and cheese boxes, and surprises. It is the holidays.

Big exciting news at Max’s for the winter: Starting in January Mac’s is open Wednesday through Saturday; the Bar opens at 4:30 and dinner is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Max’s will be closed January 1st through 8th. Then Wednesday will be the new Locals’ Night through the winter with comfort food and drink specials; Thursdays will be Oyster Orgy with two bucks a shuck and a chowder special. Friday is “Friday at 5” when drinks will be $5 and there will be $5 appetizers available from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Don’t forget the Little White Church Christmas Eve Service and Pageant on Monday, December 24th at 6 p.m. According to LWC president John Hartman, “Hopefully, we still have our fantastic team together to pull this off. Let me know if you can do your part or if I forgot anybody or there are any changes we need to know about.” The Team consider of Rev. Mary Edes doing the service, Alice Burns and September Quint organizing the pageant, Tim Ostendorf printing up the programs, Ellen Schwindt playing the piano, myself with the column, and the LWC Board helping with the donation plates. (Thomas Costello is bowing out this year from the pageant planning, so call Alice at 447-6516 or September at 447-3450 to tell them who is participating this year. Thanks, Thomas!) Please get your kids to the Little White Church by 5:15 on Christmas Eve. This service has gone on for 72 years, the first year 1946 being held in the barn at Rockhouse Mountain Farm with Libby Edge’s father, James Thornton Lodge presiding. It is such a special, meaningful service that is filled with tradition and will warm your hearts for this joyous season.

The next Opera Dinner at the Inn at Crystal Lake will be on Thursday, January 17th with “Wie Einst Lili Marlene,” a tribute to Marlene Dietrich by mezzo-soprano Vanessa Schukis and pianist Scott Nicholas and owner Tim Ostendorf. Mark it down on your calendars.

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office at the Eaton Town Hall will be closed on Monday, December 24.

Looking for a sweet way to keep your holiday healthy or need help finding a gift for the serious chocoholic on your list? Local chocolatier and plant-based chef Beth Nagle Griffin creates delicious, handcrafted organic chocolate in a variety of both unique and traditional flavors and styles using local organic maple syrup from Sap Hound in Brownfield, ME. All of her chocolate is plant-based, gluten-free and dairy-free, and is never made with cane sugar. Each chocolate is packaged in biodegradable, earth-friendly packaging, so it is as good for the planet as it is for you.

Where can you find these amazing health and planet-conscious confections? Beth will be selling beautiful holiday gift baskets of an assortment of her chocolates as well as by the piece at the indoor Tamworth Farmers Market at the K. Brett School in Tamworth on Saturday, December 22, and again on Saturday, December 29th from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. Her chocolate is the perfect little hostess or Yankee Swap gift, a thank you for that hard-working teacher or an appreciation for your favorite friend. You can also join The Chocolate Club - a monthly or 3 month subscription in which you get a selection of her handcrafted, nutritious and guilt-free chocolate. You can learn more about Beth’s chocolate and The Chocolate Club on her website at Custom orders are welcome. Please place all holiday orders by December 20 using the contact form on the website or e-mail Beth at

What a delight it was to watch skaters all over the ice playing hockey or just enjoying themselves this past weekend on Crystal Lake. I would like some new fresh fluffy snow before Christmas, but it still looks pretty. Thank you once again to my “tree-on-a lake/pond” people, who keep me smiling and full of cheer. Ken, you started this whole thing and Dana Cunningham wrote a song about your tree on Crystal. I don’t head down Rte. 153 as much any more, but I noticed the Harris’ tree and Burt Day’s. It just warms me right up. So thanks and I will enjoy these views all winter. Peggy, I love your reindeer, and John, nice tree on your porch.

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a joyous new year for 2019. May you have happiness, joy, and love in your lives now and always.

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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