Over 30 years ago, in 1985, the original Inn at Mill Falls was added to the newly developed Mill Falls Marketplace, which opened its doors only the year before. This visionary project began the inspiring journey of Mill Falls at the Lake, and has helped transform the sleepy town of Meredith into a revitalized, world-class resort village while maintaining its old New England lakeside character. In that same spirit, the Inn has been undergoing a transformation of its own, with an updated look that keeps its original country inn charm!

[caption id="attachment_2760" align="alignright" width="300"](L to R) Joe Ouellette, Mill Falls Director of Marketing and Sales/Public Relations, Jason Hicks, LACLT Board Chair, and Gail Batstone, Mill Falls General Manager (L to R) Joe Ouellette, Mill Falls Director of Marketing and Sales/Public Relations, Jason Hicks, LACLT Board Chair, and Gail Batstone, Mill Falls General Manager[/caption] In one of the many ways Mill Falls at the Lake demonstrates its commitment to the local community, the resort has purchased $14,350 in state tax credits to help Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) continue to upgrade their permanently affordable rental housing in Laconia. “We are thrilled to assist such an important organization in our community. The need for affordable housing is vast in the Lakes Region. We applaud the hard work of the Land Trust,” stated Gail Batstone, General Manager at Mill Falls at the Lake.

[caption id="attachment_2521" align="alignright" width="241"]Inn at Mill Falls design board The design board for the refreshed Inn at Mill Falls[/caption] How time flies! It’s been 30 years since the original Inn at Mill Falls opened its doors and kicked off the amazing journey of Mill Falls at the Lake, which helped transform the sleepy town of Meredith into a revitalized resort village, all while maintaining the character of this old New England lakeside destination. In that same spirit, the Inn is now undergoing a little transformation of its own to freshen up for a new season while keeping it’s old country charm!

[caption id="attachment_2500" align="alignright" width="300"]Railing by David H. Little of Winnipesaukee Forge Railing by David H. Little of Winnipesaukee Forge[/caption] Artist-blacksmith David Little of Meredith, NH and his Winnipesaukee Forge crew will appear on New Hampshire Chronicle this coming Wednesday to give the public a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of forging metals into beautiful works of art. The show will air on WMUR Channel 9 on March 4th at 7pm, and can also be seen online at New Hampshire Chronicle’s website after March 8th.

[caption id="attachment_2368" align="alignleft" width="300"]Left to right: Dr. Steven Kelley, Principal of I-LES; Maia Brown; Amelia Brown (both 6th graders); and Michelle Brown, Mill Falls Marketing Director Left to right: Dr. Steven Kelley, Principal of I-LES; Maia Brown; Amelia Brown (both 6th graders); and Michelle Brown, Mill Falls Marketing Director[/caption] Inter-Lakes Elementary School recently reached its start-up fundraising goal and has broken ground for the school’s latest project—a greenhouse that will be used as a “Living Classroom,” providing unique opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning for all Pre-K – 6th grade students who attend the school. The Living Classroom will be used for a wide range of teaching and learning experiences that cut across all areas of the curriculum, including reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Lessons can all be taught in new and innovative ways using the greenhouse as a springboard for experiential education. According to the project’s website, “the Living Classroom will allow teachers to teach differently and students to learn differently, resulting in increased student investment in school and a growth in student achievement.”