Hi all,

Welcome to spring. A good way to start off the season is to read up on some interesting info from the Province Lake Association and other local establishments. The most recent spring issue of the Newsletter is now available for your enjoyment. We also posted the article written by Natalie Prentice in 1995 entitled “Province Lake – A History”. You can read both of them under newsletters above or at this link.


The summer 2019 issue of our newsletter is now available by clicking here. Enjoy the read and should you have any suggestions/recommendations, please reach out to one of the board members.

Please note that there is a slight typo on the first page of the newsletter. The annual meeting date is July 20, NOT June 20.

AWWA Water Talks Presentation – June 20

When Good Lakes Go Bad, and What We Can Do About It”
We hope you’ll join us for our next “Water Talk” on Wednesday, June 20, 2 PM, at the Acton Town Hall (35 H Road at Route 109). Don Kretchmer, a Certified Lake Manager at DK Water Resource Consulting, will present “What Makes Good Lakes Go Bad and What We Can Do About It”. Learn more about the impact we have on the health of our lakes, and how we can become better lake stewards.

If you live on or near a lake you won’t want to miss this talk. Don will share interesting information about how lakes function and the easy things you can do to help keep them healthy.

“Water Talks”, a free series of presentations by experts in their fields, is a collaboration between the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance, the Gafney Library in Sanbornville, NH and the Acton Public Library in Acton, ME.

Province Lake Island Up for Auction – August 5th 2017

So you and your family have always been attracted to the only island on the lake.  Well, guess what?  You can own it.  The town of Wakefield now owns it due to back taxes and they are going to auction it off on August 5, 2017 to the highest bidder.  See documents below and you can contact the Town’s Law office through Karen Rines at:

Karen I. Rines

Real Estate Paralegal  

Sager & Smith, PLLC   

5 Courthouse Square 

P.O. Box 385   

Ossipee, New Hampshire 03864

Tel. 603.539.8188 ext 105

Fax 603.539.7891

e-mail: Karen@SagerSmith.com

Bidder’s Packet for Email REV

5 – Assessing Card – Map

5 Lot 33 5 – Map 2 – TM 5-33


A new baby loon was born on July 1st on the nest we put in each year.  Please boat with caution if you see the loons as the little one will be with them.  Here are some photo’s thanks to Thom and Jan Townsend.

The next 4 pics are 2 day old chick

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The next 2 pics are a 5 day old chick:

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Laps 4 Backs Lake Swim

Tomorrow morning (Sunday July 31) 11-year-old Noelle Gregoire will be swimming across Province Lake for the 3rd year to raise money for Children’s Hospital in Boston.

Noelle will start her swim at 10 am from the Bailey Road area and finish near Rt. 153 at Butler Field about 11:30 am

 You are invited to come out and cheer her on – not only for her swim, but also for her recovery from spine surgery last November.

Noelle will use all the donations she receives to purchase toys for Children’s hospital to donate to their young patients as well as grant wishes to ill children in need.

Laps-4-Backs T-shirts will be available for sale after the event.

You can read the details regarding Noelle and donate at:

at www.gofundme.com/laps4backs2016



We have some exciting news to share for all of us around Province Lake. The Loons have had a pair of chicks! This is the first time that we are aware of this occurrence. Although very exciting to us on the PLA Board, the folks at the NH Loon Preservation Committee, and possibly to you, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not go near them. Keep a very keen eye out when driving your boats and skiers … the young ones are not able to react like the adults can. Also, please spread the word to watch out and stay clear. If you must see what the chicks look like, check out the photo’s below and on the home page scrolling photo’s, compliments of Thom and Jan Townsend with a zoom lens camera. You will also start seeing red warning signs as pictured below.

One final note … a huge thanks goes out to Steve and Mary Craig and Thom and Jan Townsend who every year put out the nest and signs and monitor what is going on. There is finally success for the proud Grandparents.

Again, please help us out and educate others! And watch our website and Facebook page for any additional news.

Photo’s are from Thom and Jan Townsend, copying, re-posting etc. is strictly prohibited without their written consent.

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