EATON column by Nancy
E. Williams 10/15/19 447-5635
The Eaton Town Beach
has been looking like a hot summer day with all the cars and
people, not swimming but taking leaf pictures. I think the leaves
have been stunning this year, and the local roads around here
(though busy) have come with some beautiful views. How lucky
we all are to live in this paradise? Keep leaf peeping, everyone.
I hope fall lasts for a long time.
The Eaton Community
Circle will be holding their meeting on Wednesday, October 16
at 12 noon at Jeanne Hartmans home. If you are new to town
or if you are interested in getting involved in this community-oriented
group, wed love to have you come and check us out. Bring
a sandwich and come join us. We will be planning our next fundraiser,
our Christmas Craft Fair. Hope to see you there. If you have
any questions, call Jeanne at 447-4821. Getting involved in your
community can be very enlightening and informative. You can start
Imagine getting this
invitation in the mail: Bounty Hunter Attention. Wanted.
Birthday man on the loose Billy Boy. Hes armed and 80.
$5000 reward dead or alive. After I completely collapsed
in laughter seeing my friend Bill Perk on the invitation, I turned
it over: If found report to Sheriff Carol Perk (you
know, the one who brings you cookies at the Post Office at EVS?).
Last Sunday about 55 people met at the American Legion Hall in
Conway to celebrate Bills big birthday, and everyone had
a wonderful time eating, laughing, reminiscing, and meeting new
friends. Of course, Carol made almost every dish (two meatball
items, kielbasa stew, four different kinds of stuffed sandwiches,
potato salad, cole slaw, fresh salad, breads, and tons of those
favorite cookies she is famous for. Family and friends came from
all over, even California, to celebrate together. What a great
time. (Oh, the invitation, made by their granddaughter, ended
with Please no gifts or else youll be arrested.)
I love people with imagination.
The Inn at Crystal Lakes
second Music Dinner of the season is this Thursday, October 17.
Titled A Jazzy Schukis, the evening features Opera
Dinner favorite, mezzo-soprano Vanessa Schukis, returning for
a night of Jazz standards. Joining Vanessa will be guitarist
Frank Dibussolo. Since 1965, Frank has worked with Frank Sinatra,
Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Diane Carroll, Vicky Carr, Bob Hope,
George Burns, and Dom DeLouise. As a soloist he has been featured
with the bands of Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bucky
Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, and Lester Lannin. $65 per person includes
a four-course dinner and an evenings entertainment from
the world of Jazz. Guests arrive between 6 and 6:30 p.m. and
dinner starts at 7. Call the Inn at 447-2120 for reservations.
You will not want to miss Vanessas dynamic voice.
Innkeepers, Bobby and
Tim, from the Inn at Crystal Lake, recently purchased a house
in Freedom that had formerly been dubbed the Republican
Hideaway. Bobby and Tim have renamed it Cold Brook
Cottage, and they will be having a FREE Open Barn Sale.
The previous two owners left a lot of stuff behind (furniture,
dishes, glassware, tools, etc.) and Bobby and Tim invite you
down to take away some interesting treasures - for free. The
house is at 14 Cold Brook Road (following Horseleg Hill Road
near Purity Spring Resort all the way to Freedom) and the Open
Barn will be on Sunday, October 27th from 2 to 6 p.m. and on
Monday, October 28th from noon to 4 p.m. Call the Inn for more
information. I, for one, cant wait to visit this amazing
The Cider Pressing 2019
at the Jenkins Uplands Apple Farm takes place on Saturday,
October 26th from 10 a.m. on until finished, including the famous
Pot Luck Lunch. All are welcome to watch, work, converse, clean
up, drink cider, bring food to share, and in general carry on
with convivial spirits. Eleanor Jenkins farm is located
at 381 Towle Hill Road in South Eaton. You can e-mail her at
email@example.com or call at 986-5968. If you have ever tried
Eleanors cider, you will definitely want to buy some gallons
or half gallons. Delicious!
I hope you have all
picked up your copy of the Little White Churchs The
Eaton Bell over by the newspapers at EVS. Joyce Blue has
produced a work of art in this newsletter, updating all the church
news, the steeple progress, and even added quotes from people
who donated and added their own words of love about our church.
You can see pictures off the 1400 lb. church bell, our grand
Steinway piano, the belfry, the latest dates for church events,
and our favorite picture of the church in fall with the fog on
the lake. Please pick this up soon and read all about our treasured
Please stop by the Eaton
Village Store this week and see all the new merchandise, from
cool new mugs, to plush soft animals (oh those bears), to all
sorts of magnets, new t-shirts, and so many other items. EVS/Eaton/New
Hampshire rock on. Make sure to have breakfast or lunch while
youre there, too.
Also, I want to remind
people that the Town Hall is also selling t-shirts to benefit
the Eaton Steeple Fund. These are $15 each and say Recycle, Repurpose,
and Reinvent, which is what we are doing at the Church, too.
There should be one hanging there from Suzanne for you to see.
See Suzanne to buy one of these.
I know everyone is tired
of all the redirected traffic onto Rte. 153, but I have an insane
story to share. Coming south on Rte. 16 by the Conway Public
Library, you can get in the right lane to continue straight through
Conway, or like we do who live in Eaton, you get into the left
lane. The painted line in that lane at the traffic light is short
of the corner, so that if a big rig is turning right to get on
Rte. 16, it can make the turn. Im there where I was supposed
to be, and some lady behind me gets out of her car, taps on my
passenger window, to tell me to move up to the corner! I couldnt
believe it. I live here and know where to stop. Obviously, I
stayed where I was trying to tell her about the trucks turning,
but she was so mad, she didnt listen. Please, people.
Every time I am in front
of the library at the lights, I see what a fantastic job the
Mountain Garden Club does in putting beautiful flowers and plants
alongside the road. Wonderful job all of you. My next columns
will be Tuesday, November 5th and 19th.