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- President’s Letter
- CLA Membership Changes
- Tribute & Special Thanks
- CLCF Report
- Extraordinary Monarch
- Candy House Loss
- Tamworth Artisan’s Gallery
- Lake Water-Quality Report
- Tennis Tournament
- Wildlife Notes
- In Memory of John Woodhouse & David Loring
- Get Connected via E-Mail
- Pay Dues On-Line!
We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Spring 2012 CLA Newsletter! Please click here to download it.
We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Fall 2011 CLA Newsletter! Please click here to download it.
In This Issue:
1. President’s Letter
2. Grove Bridge
3. Grove and Island Kiosks
4. Invasive Plants
5. Feeding Survival Guide
6. Tennis Tournament
7. Milfoil Infestation
8. Route 16 Trash Clean-Ups
9. Chocorua Softball
10. Wildlife Notes
11. Get Connected via E-Mail
Upcoming Chocorua Civic Association Event:
“Chocorua Day”: Saturday, July 30th, marks this year’s Chocorua Day. Join in the festivities in Chocorua Village from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chocorua Library will feature a Book and Bake Sale. Stack up on some summer reading materials. Tour the Art Show sponsored by the Tamworth Arts Council in Runnels Hall. Much of the art is available for purchase. Children will enjoy the fire, police and rescue vehicles on display. Get your face painted, enjoy some popcorn and participate in a village wide scavenger hunt with cash prizes of $50 and $25.
The ladies at the Chocorua Community Church are hosting a Christmas in July Sale featuring homemade crafts. Find a Christmas gift for that person who has everything. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be on sale by church members under the tent on the library lawn. There will be three raffles: one for a carved bear donated by Pee Wee’s Bear in Ossipee, another for a very fancy doll bed and a third 50/50 Raffle by the Chocorua Village Association. Visit the History of Chocorua exhibit inside the church.
The winner of this year’s Chocorua Citizen of the Year Award will be announced on Runnels lawn at 1 p.m. Children can win a huge jar of Jelly Beans by guessing their count. Visti the Tamworth Artisans at Chocorua Village Pottery, get some ice-cream at the Dam Shop, pick up some pastry at Scandanavian Bakery and tour the Red Barn Gifts. Peer through an astronomer’s telescope and learn about village non-profits who will be present to discuss their organizations. There is plenty to interest children of all ages on Chocorua Day.
Upcoming CLA Events – Summer & Fall
- August 13th CLA Community Picnic. Come one, come all! Noon at Wheeler’s field; August 13th CLA Board meeting, 9:00 am. Hofheinz house.
- August 20th CLA Annual Meeting. 3:00 to 5:00 Runnell’s Hall; Stephen T. Johnson, Speaker. Wine and cheese gathering afterwards.
- August 21st Celebration of Chocolate Moose property (Moose Meadow) acquisition; afternoon time to be announced.
- September 3-5th Tennis Tournament and Labor Day festivities; September 4th Grove Picnic and Festival of lights, at dusk.
- October 8-10th Columbus Day weekend
October 8th, CLA Rt. 16 Trash pickup, 9:00 am. Meet at Grove. Volunteers needed.
Oct. 8th CLA Board meeting, Fryberger’s house, Washington Hill Rd., 11:00 am.
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The Spring 2011 CLA Newsletter is now available. Please click here to download the newsletter: CLA_Spring_2011_Newsletter
Please join us for Family Day on Saturday, August 14, 2010. Activities will include:
8:30 am – CMC Hike up Black Cap Mountain – an easy 45 minute hike up Black Cap with fabulous views of the northern white mountains and Presidential range. Meet at the Grove ready to go by 8:30 am, 30 min. drive up Rt. 16 and West Side road to Northern end of North Conway then up the Hurricane Mounatin Road to the parking lot. We’ll be back in time for the cookout.
12:00 pm – CLA Cookout & games in the Wheeler field. Bring your balls, gloves, squirt guns, etc.
2:30 pm – Rock N Roll. Jim Bowditch will lead a driving & walking tour of cellar holes and stone walls from around the local area. Departing from the Wheeler field at 2:30 pm, driving to varous locations, light walking.
CLA Volunteer Opportunities, summer 2010
Volunteers needed to water and weed the renovated Grove this summer. This is essential for maintaining our beautiful new investment in the Grove. A pump is provided for the watering part and your gloves would help with the weeds. About an hour commitment every other day. We need as many volunteers as possible to distribute the task over the summer. We will be sending out a Google calendar so that you can sign up for your days.
Youth volunteer endeavor. Be a Lake mentor, watch for boats entering the water carrying potential harmful milfoil. Milfoil identification training will be give. Time: July and August particularly during weekends and holidays.
Stay tuned on both these endeavors, but please contact me if you or yours might be interested in helping out. We will really need it particularly if the summer is dry. hhofheinz at verizon dot net.
Our loon pair has come back, always an anticipated and hopeful event. They are taking up residence in their old haunts. We give them our blessings and wish them well for a productive and successful season. The usual Chocorua mammals have been reported including deer, fishers, otters, coyotes, porcupines, and a few moose. Winter birds too, seem to be holding steady: herry and downey woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, sparrows, and an occasional cardinal have come to feeders, but are eating less. Both John and David reported that this year seed consumption was way down. In February, a bald eagle graced our shores on its way further north.
Alice Waylett writes a charming report on the beginnings of spring in Chocorua. “Today, I had a visit from a Great Blue Heron that politely perched on the lake edge right in front of my living room window. The phoebes are searching for nesting sites; please not over my doorway again! I had a great view of a fisher cat early March. It came down my driveway, up the kitchen walk and up on the first step of the porch. It seemed to be sniffing a squirrel track through the new dusting of snow. I watched it for about a minute before it ran off. The usual otter clan was entertaining while the lake was partially covered with ice, and quite noticeably skittering along the edges. My little deer herd, down to three this year, paid several visits when the snow started to recede. I only saw them a few times as the winter was such an easy one that they had ample opportunity to find something edible elsewhere. The Hooded Merganser came by a few times, and for the first time that I have seen, brought along a significant other. I’ve only seen a few Common Mergansers this year. Maybe the loons have sufficiently educated them to gather elsewhere? Our old buddies, the snapping turtles, won’t appear until it gets a bit warmer so they can sun themselves on the rocks. Haven’t seen any moose since last fall when Momma Moose ambled next to my house with her two teenagers. Amazing how near all these critter will come when we have a house in which to hide!”
The Thrush Survey will again be held on the weekend of June 19 and 20. This year, I suspect the black flies and mosquitoes will be out in numbers, but we will hope for the best. Please alert me to your bat sightings if any.
Comments and wildlife stories are always welcome. Enjoy your spring and hope to see you soon. Harriet Hofheinz hhofheinz at verizon.net
Not much to report on the CLA front, though plenty has been happening in the rest of the world.
I have been trying to schedule an early summer milfoil workshop with Amy Smaglia of DES, but the soonest she can fit us in is July 17, in conjunction with Conway, Madison and Albany. The venue will be one of the town halls at 9:30 a.m.. When I know the site, I will send out an e-mail blast. I hope that many of you will be able to attend, since the weed is spreading and a sustained watch is a high prority.
I recently heard from John Watkins, CLCF president, that talks have begun about the possibility of acquiring or getting conservation easements on the wetlands that are a large part of the old Chocolate Moose property on Rte. 16 that Monkey Trunks would like to buy to expand their playground. Let’s hope that the talks pan out.
Have a good end of spring/ start of summer.