The Fourth of July was a beautiful summer day and the Boat Parade was grand! More than twenty decorated boats participated. The first place winner was the newly re-created steamboat Canobie Queen, by the “McKackerson” families.
Join the festivities by decorating your boat and joining the boat parade!
On Thursday, July 4th at 1 PM the parade will start at Rocky Point, then
proceed around the lake, and end at Rocky Point.
For notice of any changes due to bad weather check our website;
www.canobielake.org, or check for an email, or our facebook page:
We are honored to have last year’s winners; Dave Silva, The Kelly and Acker
families, and the Roper family lead the parade.
The CLPA held its Annual Meeting on August 5 at the Searles School in Windham. The guest speaker was NH State Senator Chuck Morse, who discussed the "Southern Route" pipeline proposal to provide Salem (and nearby towns) with an additional Water Source. The CLPA supports this proposal, and advocates that Salem "buy in" for the maximum amount of water available. We believe this is the best chance to protect the water levels of Canobie Lake for years to come.
6:30 PM, Sunday August 5th
At the Searles School, 3 Chapel Road, Windham
(35 Range Rd, next to Delahunty’s)
YOU ARE INVITED…PLEASE COME…
TO THIS VERY IMPORTANT MEETING with Roy Sorenson
ON “ADDITIONAL WATER SOURCE” FOR SALEM
May 10, 2018, 6 - 7 PM at Searles School and Chapel
The CLPA held its Annual Meeting on July 19 at the Searles School and Chapel in Windham. Members began arriving at 6:30 PM and browsed through the information displays that were arranged around the room. There was a display of 182 brand-new photos of waterfront homes posted on the walls of the room. The photos were arranged in order, so walking around the room was like a cruise around the lake! Special thanks to Marian Johnson for the photography, and Ginny Campiola for the inspiration.
Thanks to all of the enthusiastic participants in the boat parade! There were about 27 boats in the parade – a very nice turnout. The judges had difficult choices to make, due to all of the creatively decorated boats! The first prize winner (and leaders of next year's parade) was “Cape Canaveral” with Eric Rioux and Penny Maxner.
Please come and enjoy light adult beverages, snacks and dessert with your neighbors and fellow CLPA members. The location is the AIR-CONDITIONED Searles School, 3 Chapel Road, Windham (next to Delahunty's Nursery). New members are welcome!
Meet your lake neighbors. Share lake stories and memories. Find out what the association has been doing. Voice your questions and opinions.
Join the festivities on Saturday July 4th at 1 PM. The parade will start at Rocky Point then proceed around the entire lake. Check this web site for notice of any changes due to bad weather. Happy Birthday USA!!!
The July 4 Canobie Lake Boat Parade went off without a hitch... on July 5. The weather was beautiful then. Thanks to all 15 boats that participated. Everyone seemed to have a great time. The judges had difficulty deciding on the prizes, with all the fine entries. Below are photos of the winners, taken by Jay Johnson and Marian Westerberg.
We kept hoping the weather forecast for tomorrow would improve, but it hasn't. They are forecasting rain, and heavy rain, from 9 AM through 5 PM. Not much fun boating in that! The forecast for Saturday, July 5, is very good. So we will postpone the parade until Saturday at 1 PM. Please join us then for a fun Independence Day celebration. We'll enjoy it much more then!
Currently (July 3, 10 AM), rain is forecast for July 4. Our "decision team" would like to wait until this evening to decide on postponement. They argue that hurricanes do change course, slow down, etc., and they would hate to postpone only to find that the weather is OK on July 4. We'll put a notice here this evening. If we do postpone, it will likely be to Saturday at 1 PM. Sorry for the uncertainty.
Mark your calendars, please. We're having our annual meeting and social on Sunday July 27 at 6:30 PM, at the Searles School, 3 Chapel Road in Windham (next to Delahunty's Nursery). We're trying a different time and format this year. Let us know how you like it. We're planning an enjoyable outing, a "party", with dessert and light adult beverages. The agenda will include election of officers for next year.
If any member is interested in serving on the board of CLPA, please contact any board member in advance, and come to the meeting on 7/27/14.
We're looking forward to seeing many good friends, and catching up!
Join the festivities by decorating your boat and joining the parade! On Friday July 4th at 1 PM the parade will start at Rocky Point, then proceed around the lake and end where it began. (Check our web site (here) for notice of any last minute changes due to inclement weather.) Last year's winners, Michael and Alyssa Schoenfeld will lead the parade. Our kayaking judges will determine and present the prizes: $100 for first place, 2nd place - 4 passes to Canobie Lake Park and 3rd place - 2 passes. Thanks to our generous sponsor - Canobie Lake Park.
This event is always a lot of fun. If you're not going to be in the parade, please participate by cheering and waving from shore. Best wishes for a happy and healthy and safe 4th of July... Happy Birthday USA!!
The Annual Meeting of the Canobie Lake Protective Association will be held on Saturday July 20, 2013 from 9-11 AM at the Searles School. The school is located at 3 Chapel Road in Windham (35 Range Road, next to Delahunty's Nursery). Please come and meet your neighbors, and catch up on what's happening at the lake. Refreshments will be served. An election of officers and directors will be held. The three nominees for re-election to 2 year terms are: Ginny Campiola, Secretary; Betty Dunn, Treasurer; and Dave Blake, Director from Salem. The other three current officers (Bill Schroeder, President; Peter Griffin, Director from Windham; and Odie Odierna, Director from Salem) will serve the second year of their 2-year terms.
For more information about the meeting, please see the July 12 newsletter.
July 4, 2013 was a beautiful day (but Hot) ! Twenty four boats participated in the annual parade, and everyone seemed to be having a good time. The first place winners were Michael and Alyssa Schoenfeld aboard "Flower Power".
The second place winners were Eric Rioux, Gemma Rioux and Penny Maxner in a two-boat rig: "Washington Crossing the Delaware with a Redcoat Prisoner".
In third place was Dave Silvia with "Christmas in July".
Honorable Mention was awarded to the Forrence family, for a "Flag Filled Frigate". The Forrences also led the parade in grand fashion.
More photos will be posted soon in the Gallery. Thanks to all the participants for their creativity and enthusiasm. You all helped to make our holiday great!
The Canobie Lake Protective Association will continue its long-standing tradition of holding a boat parade at 1:00 PM on the 4th of July. The parade will start at “Rocky Point” and proceed around the lake, returning to Rocky Point. Judges in kayaks will observe the boats along the parade route. Prizes (first, second and third place) will be awarded for patriotic decorations of the boats. The Association thanks its generous sponsor, Canobie Lake Park. All sizes and types of boats are welcome. The parade will be led by the first place prize winner in the 2012 parade, the Forrence family.
Shoreline observers are encouraged to wave and cheer from the shore. A good public vantage point is the pumping station on North Policy Road in Salem.
If the weather is threatening and we need to postpone the parade, we will announce it here on this website. Check www.canobielake.org. As always, be safe.
The CLPA Annual Meeting was held on August 4, 2012. We changed to staggered terms for the election of officers. Elected for two-year terms were: Bill Schroeder, president; Odie Odierna, Salem director; Peter Griffin, Windham director.
Continuing for another year in their present offices are:
Ginny Campiola, secretary; Betty Dunn, treasurer; Dave Blake, Salem director; Deb Tipton, Windham director.
For more on the meeting see the October 26 newsletter.
The Canobie Lake Protective Association will be holding its annual meeting on Saturday, August 4 from 9-11 AM. It's at the Searles School & Chapel in Windham, located on Chapel Road off route 111, opposite St. Matthew Church. The meeting is open to the public. From 9-10 AM there will be a social time and a business meeting. At 10 AM our guest speaker, Alexis Rudko, will give a talk on the status of loons in New Hampshire. Alexis is a field biologist for the Loon Preservation Committee. She has visited Canobie Lake many times in recent years, to observe the pair of loons that nest on the lake. For those who love loons, and are concerned about their survival in New Hampshire, this will be a very interesting talk.
More information is available in the latest newsletter.