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Rattlesnake Gal 07-24-2012 05:03 PM

ForumFest 2012
 
http://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopo...ttened.jpg?612

Chef Jeff from Lakeside Deli & Grille, will be putting together a buffet that will include various appetizers, salads, sandwiches, non alcoholic drinks and desert.
I hope he will post more details as he can.
Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.

Currently the plan for payment will be cash as you sign in to get your Winnipesaukee.com name tag.

http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1308320620

Thank you for your cooperation.

***This ForumFest 2012 thread will be where you should RSVP***

I will keep a running list of attendees. Chef Jeff will need a headcount a few days prior to provide the appropriate amount of food for your party.

Due to the late date of getting this ForumFest going, there will be no Raffle for Charity this year.

There are plans in the works for ForumFest 2013 aboard the Winnipesaukee Belle for a 90 minute cruise with a gathering at Wolfe's Tavern afterward, which will work out nicely for those who wish to drop-by for a shorter visit. The Raffle for Charity will be back next year.

For those of you wondering what ForumFest is, please visit:
Winnipesaukee.com’s ForumFest – How the Tradition Began

Janet 07-24-2012 05:18 PM

Are the hours really 2am to 5pm? ;)

Lakesrider 07-24-2012 08:53 PM

Finally. I might actually get to go to this one...... It's on a Saturday. Yippeeee!:D

Rusty 07-24-2012 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Janet (Post 187405)
Are the hours really 2am to 5pm? ;)

Good pickup Janet.

Rattlesnake Gal has fixed the hours in her post.

Thanks RG

Rattlesnake Gal 07-24-2012 10:19 PM

Thanks Janet and Rusty!
 
I posted the typo on purpose... Just keeping you on your toes. :laugh:
I'll fix it tomorrow.

HellRaZoR004 07-24-2012 10:24 PM

Who in their right mind is up at 2am?

Rusty 07-25-2012 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rattlesnake Gal (Post 187435)
I posted the typo on purpose... Just keeping you on your toes. :laugh:
I'll fix it tomorrow.

Thank you, you're a good sport. :D

SteveA 07-25-2012 01:23 PM

Think my daughter would mind?
 
She's getting married on September 15th... I think I'll have to miss FF this year! :)

donnamatrix 07-25-2012 02:02 PM

Most important questions
 
How will you manage with out Laura??? Also, you better plan on bringing those pups. Cosmo will probably be there.

IslandRadio 07-26-2012 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HellRaZoR004 (Post 187436)
Who in their right mind is up at 2am?

Only crazy software engineers like me :rolleye2:

Greene's Basin Girl 07-27-2012 12:55 AM

Night owls like me are always up at 2am.

Just Sold 07-27-2012 06:44 AM

Be There!!
 
We will plan to be there! Great location :liplick: with a great view of Meredith Bay.

Thanks RG for getting FF on track for 2012!

bclaker 07-27-2012 10:22 AM

I'll plan to be there.

rgilfert 07-27-2012 10:23 AM

Ff2012
 
Thank you! Vicki & I are planning to attend.

Island Girl 07-27-2012 04:35 PM

We two
 
Count us in!

csuhockey3 07-28-2012 01:04 PM

Count in CSUhockey3 and CSUhockeyMom! I've been wanting to go for years -- I'm finally living here so I can go!!!

ghfromaltonbay 07-28-2012 04:32 PM

Sorry, won't be in NH
 
Rats! I'll be in NH on the Saturdays prior and after (8th & 22nd). Just my luck it's on the off weekend when I'll be in NJ. Maybe next year..................or maybe on the 22nd if the 15th is a washout due to rain.

CateP 07-30-2012 09:05 AM

I'll be there with a guest!!!:)

LIforrelaxin 07-30-2012 10:07 AM

I hope I can make it, I have penciled this in...... will be able to know for sure in a few weeks....

jrc 07-30-2012 11:02 AM

Will there be a raffle?

Rich 07-30-2012 01:40 PM

Quote:

Due to the late date of getting this ForumFest going, there will be no Raffle for Charity this year
I've never been to a forumfest...

Do people usually come by boat, plane, train, car, bike or foot? ;)

I'm guessing not by boat as there are probably not a lot of public docks nearby?

Greene's Basin Girl 07-30-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rich (Post 187869)
I've never been to a forumfest...

Do people usually come by boat, plane, train, car, bike or foot? ;)

I'm guessing not by boat as there are probably not a lot of public docks nearby?

The public docks are right nearby. Just a short dock over to the Deli.

Newbiesaukee 07-30-2012 05:55 PM

Both of us are planning to be there.

Blue Thunder 07-30-2012 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrc (Post 187856)
Will there be a raffle?

Did you read post#1?

Hermit Cover 07-30-2012 08:47 PM

Forum Fest
 
Mrs. HC and I will be there...great spot for the gathering!

webmaster 07-31-2012 10:14 AM

I've been getting questions about the format of this year's ForumFest so I thought I'd provide some explanation:

This year will be our 9th Annual Forumfest and the 10th if you include the mini-ForumFest (PepperFest) held at Waldo Peppers in 2006. Each year we have been very fortunate to have one or more of our members volunteer to organize the event. It takes lots of time and effort to arrange a location, solicit donations from local business for the raffle and manage all the little details. Since I don't live at the lake and have a very demanding full-time job my involvement in the planning has always had to be minimal.

As the date of the usual ForumFest got closer this year no one was stepping forward to organize it. Some of our past organizers have left the area or are just too busy. Once we were into July it seemed like I had to do something if there was going to be a ForumFest this year.

One of my favorite ForumFests was the mini-FF at Waldo Peppers. No one had to do any work or planning in advance. Everyone just showed up, had lunch together and chatted for a couple of hours. I even got to spend most of my time meeting and chatting with people instead of worrying about the video stream and other things. And we helped out a local business. I always hoped to try that format again some day.

With the clock ticking it seemed like this year was a good one to try that again. I spoke to Rattlesnake Gal and we identified a few locations. The new Lakeside Grill and Deli seemed to have a great spot on the lake and their owners are members of the forum. RG contacted them and they were more than happy to host us. Just to be clear, this was my idea, not theirs.

My hope is that it will be a lot like PepperFest. I'm going to spend my time trying to chat with all of you instead of worrying about video streaming, the raffle, the food, etc.

I hope to see you all there!

eillac@dow 08-05-2012 08:26 PM

Webmaster.....

I think you all made a good decision with date and location! I understand that a lot goes into the planning of these events and I thank you for that.

Please plan on 4 of us...me being the "official member" of the forum and the other 3 "lurkers" or "creepers", as I like to call them....will be joining me!

Thank you....

Eillac@dow (allie)

fishdc 08-08-2012 11:15 PM

ForumFest
 
Will be there with a guest, sounds fun!

chefbrown 08-09-2012 04:10 PM

Thank you
 
The Lakeside Deli and Grille is very excited about hosting the ForumFest and we are very thankful to be thought of for the location. We have been reading the forum for years and only recently been active in commenting. Lets all hope for some great weather and we will put together a nice spread for everyone. Thanks again! ChefBrown and Mrs. ChefBrown
Quote:

Originally Posted by webmaster (Post 187931)
I've been getting questions about the format of this year's ForumFest so I thought I'd provide some explanation:

This year will be our 9th Annual Forumfest and the 10th if you include the mini-ForumFest (PepperFest) held at Waldo Peppers in 2006. Each year we have been very fortunate to have one or more of our members volunteer to organize the event. It takes lots of time and effort to arrange a location, solicit donations from local business for the raffle and manage all the little details. Since I don't live at the lake and have a very demanding full-time job my involvement in the planning has always had to be minimal.

As the date of the usual ForumFest got closer this year no one was stepping forward to organize it. Some of our past organizers have left the area or are just too busy. Once we were into July it seemed like I had to do something if there was going to be a ForumFest this year.

One of my favorite ForumFests was the mini-FF at Waldo Peppers. No one had to do any work or planning in advance. Everyone just showed up, had lunch together and chatted for a couple of hours. I even got to spend most of my time meeting and chatting with people instead of worrying about the video stream and other things. And we helped out a local business. I always hoped to try that format again some day.

With the clock ticking it seemed like this year was a good one to try that again. I spoke to Rattlesnake Gal and we identified a few locations. The new Lakeside Grill and Deli seemed to have a great spot on the lake and their owners are members of the forum. RG contacted them and they were more than happy to host us. Just to be clear, this was my idea, not theirs.

My hope is that it will be a lot like PepperFest. I'm going to spend my time trying to chat with all of you instead of worrying about video streaming, the raffle, the food, etc.

I hope to see you all there!


no-engine 08-09-2012 10:04 PM

Anonymous! Likely not attending.

Aguamenti 08-09-2012 10:59 PM

Is this a family event, or adults only?

VitaBene 08-11-2012 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by webmaster (Post 187931)
I've been getting questions about the format of this year's ForumFest so I thought I'd provide some explanation:

This year will be our 9th Annual Forumfest and the 10th if you include the mini-ForumFest (PepperFest) held at Waldo Peppers in 2006. Each year we have been very fortunate to have one or more of our members volunteer to organize the event. It takes lots of time and effort to arrange a location, solicit donations from local business for the raffle and manage all the little details. Since I don't live at the lake and have a very demanding full-time job my involvement in the planning has always had to be minimal.

As the date of the usual ForumFest got closer this year no one was stepping forward to organize it. Some of our past organizers have left the area or are just too busy. Once we were into July it seemed like I had to do something if there was going to be a ForumFest this year.

One of my favorite ForumFests was the mini-FF at Waldo Peppers. No one had to do any work or planning in advance. Everyone just showed up, had lunch together and chatted for a couple of hours. I even got to spend most of my time meeting and chatting with people instead of worrying about the video stream and other things. And we helped out a local business. I always hoped to try that format again some day.

With the clock ticking it seemed like this year was a good one to try that again. I spoke to Rattlesnake Gal and we identified a few locations. The new Lakeside Grill and Deli seemed to have a great spot on the lake and their owners are members of the forum. RG contacted them and they were more than happy to host us. Just to be clear, this was my idea, not theirs.

My hope is that it will be a lot like PepperFest. I'm going to spend my time trying to chat with all of you instead of worrying about video streaming, the raffle, the food, etc.

I hope to see you all there!

Don, That is what we do with the snowmobile club, it works out well for many events. We had 75 people at Canoe for our Christmas Party and it was a pleasure. I like the potlucks and other things as well but that becomes work for a group of someones!

Argie's Wife 08-12-2012 03:11 PM

I think it's a great idea and I'm looking forward to it! I've already saved the date before Argie could book it - yippee!

Rattlesnake Gal 08-13-2012 10:13 PM

ForumFest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Aguamenti (Post 188757)
Is this a family event, or adults only?

Is open to all! :D

Water Camper 08-22-2012 08:36 PM

Forum Fest
 
Sue and I are planning on attending.

Bill

NHKathy 08-25-2012 08:55 PM

My hubby & I are hoping to go.
As that week arrives, I will know for certain and I will re-post then for head count purposes.
Great location for this year's fest - I have been wanting to try this place too, what great reviews they have received on here!

DRH 08-29-2012 07:32 PM

We'll Be There
 
Quilt Lady and I are planning to attend.

bclaker 08-29-2012 09:56 PM

Parking
 
What provisions are there for parking at the restaurant?

Just Sold 08-30-2012 09:35 AM

They have a pretty big parking lot and Hannafords is across the street behind them.
They have a great view of the lake.

Greene's Basin Girl 08-31-2012 08:29 AM

We will have three at the fest.

Rattlesnake Gal 09-04-2012 01:50 PM

Sticky?
 
Is it possible for this thread to get a sticky now that we are getting close to our ForumFest date? Thanks! RG

donnamatrix 09-04-2012 02:32 PM

Donnamatrix will be there
 
Jerry and I and Cosmo the wonder dog will be there.

riverat 09-05-2012 08:38 AM

We will be attending.
 
Riverat & Mrs Riverat
could possibly be two guest.

ghfromaltonbay 09-05-2012 09:46 AM

Count me in!
 
Add 1 more to the list please. I won't be in Joisey after all.

Lakegeezer 09-05-2012 11:15 AM

Attending: One, possibly two.

IslandRadio 09-08-2012 10:30 AM

I'm not sure yet, darn it!! There's a bunch of stuff going on, so I can't make a hard commitment yet, but will definitely attend if AT ALL possible. Might be 1 or 2 people.

I wish I could be more definite at this time :confused:

Hopefully!!!

Thanks for organizing this!

Regards,

Steve

Dave 35 09-08-2012 04:38 PM

Please add Dave 35 and Mrs Dave.

Frankentooth 09-09-2012 04:51 PM

Yes, please!
 
I would love to attend if it's not too late to join...Thanks!

RLW 09-09-2012 05:04 PM

http://i44.tinypic.com/1499wms.gif Frankentooth, I just noticed that you are fairly new to posting on the forum and glad you have joined us (At least by the number of postings). Have fun and enjoy the Winni Forum while making many new friends. Iím sure it is never to late to go to a forum fest and you will be welcomed as everyone else. Go and have a blast and meet many wonderful people.:)

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Rattlesnake Gal 09-10-2012 09:35 AM

Head Count So Far
 
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1308320620

Thank you for your cooperation.

RSVPs so far:

Just Sold & Mrs Just Sold - 2

Bclaker - 1

rgilfert & Mrs rgilfert - 2

Island Girl & cessnaair - 2

CSUhockey3 & CSUhockeyMom - 2

CateP & guest - 2

Hermit Cover & Mrs Hermit Cover - 6

Webmaster - 2

eillac@dow & 3 "lurkers" or "creepers" - 4

fishdc & guest - 2

Argie's Wife - 1?

Water Camper - 2

RG - 1

Quilt Lady & DRH - 2

Greene's Basin Girl - 3

Donnamatrix & Jerry - 2

Riverat & Mrs Riverat - 2

ghfromaltonbay - 1

Dave 35 & Mrs Dave - 2

Frankentooth - 1

Fatlazyless - 1

Lakegeezer - 1 (maybe 2)

Island Radio - Maybe could be 1, could be 2

Rich - maybe 2

Current head count is 43 guests, but possibly 48.

Please RSVP by September 10th if you plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

For those of you wondering what ForumFest is, please visit:

Winnipesaukee.com’s ForumFest – How the Tradition Began

Rattlesnake Gal 09-11-2012 08:53 AM

Reminder
 
I just wanted to remind everyone that we were asked to pay in cash at the gathering. The Lakeside Deli will be open to the public during our ForumFest and us paying with cash will help to keep things running smoothly for everyone.

The current plan is to pay to get your name tag, that way we know who has paid and who has not. Thank you!

NHKathy 09-11-2012 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NHKathy (Post 189655)
My hubby & I are hoping to go.
As that week arrives, I will know for certain and I will re-post then for head count purposes.
Great location for this year's fest - I have been wanting to try this place too, what great reviews they have received on here!

**I am sorry that I am a day late with this (I just saw the Sept 10th date) but unfortunately, we will NOT be attending. Our plans are not working out for us to be there...

fatlazyless 09-12-2012 12:23 PM

Will be there, and will bring the cyano bacteria - tennis ball, toilet, 50-cents toss, lake water fund raiser.....all money goes to keeping the lake clean....last year in August 2011 at the Center Harbor forum-fest, it only brought in a total of $4.50 which was pretty pathetic......and this year it will no doubt do much much better! :):):)

AC2717 09-12-2012 12:24 PM

sorry will not be there either attending a wedding this weekend

dykg 09-12-2012 05:12 PM

Unfortunately I will not be able to make it. I am attending my parents anniversary party. I keep missing the chance to meet the members of the forum. Hopefully I can make it next year. Enjoy!

dykg

Argie's Wife 09-13-2012 10:39 AM

I'm going to try to be there on Saturday but I've been a bit under the weather lately... Additionally, Argie managed to book a gig that night, too. Stinker.

Anyhow, if I make it, it will be just me - party of one.

Can we pay at the door? Or do you need payment in advanced?

Thanks for putting this together! Mucho appreciated!

Rich 09-13-2012 03:06 PM

I may be there.. with one guest.

Sorry for the late possibility.

chefbrown 09-13-2012 05:08 PM

ForumFest Menu
 
Just wanted to let everyone know what to look forward to on Saturday for ForumFest. The buffet will include the following:
Assorted cold sandwiches pinwheel style (all Lakeside favorites),
Quinoa Salad w/ lemon, Tomato, and Scallions
Potato Salad
White Bean Chicken Chili w/ Sour Cream and Ched/Jack
Chicken Satay Skewers w/ Thai Peanut Sauce
Seafood Cakes w/ Lime Cilantro Aioli
Veggie Strudel w/ Charred Tomato Sauce and Balsamic Glaze
Assorted Desserts to include Pumpkin and Chocolate Whoopie Pies, White Chocolate dipped Ginger Snaps, and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Looking forward to Saturday. The weather looks great for the day.
See everyone here @ The Deli.
Mr & Mrs Chefbrown

Rattlesnake Gal 09-13-2012 05:09 PM

ForumFest at Lakeside Deli
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Argie's Wife (Post 190864)
I'm going to try to be there on Saturday but I've been a bit under the weather lately... Additionally, Argie managed to book a gig that night, too. Stinker.

Anyhow, if I make it, it will be just me - party of one.

Can we pay at the door? Or do you need payment in advanced?

Thanks for putting this together! Mucho appreciated!

Hope you are feeling better and well enough to attend!

Pay at Lakeside Deli during ForumFest:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rattlesnake Gal (Post 190773)
I just wanted to remind everyone that we were asked to pay the $15 in cash at the gathering. The Lakeside Deli will be open to the public during our ForumFest and us paying with cash will help to keep things running smoothly for everyone.

The current plan is to pay to get your name tag, that way we know who has paid and who has not. Thank you!

Hope to see you Saturday!

Hermit Cover 09-13-2012 07:59 PM

Sounds like a plan....
 
Always good food at the LS Deli...this sounds great....:liplick:

Hermit Cover 09-13-2012 08:15 PM

More guests...
 
The outlaws are in town for a visit....please add 4 more to our 2....Thanks RG.

Island Girl 09-14-2012 06:30 AM

Wind Forecast
 
I see a wind forecast og 16 MPH tomorrow afternoon. If that holds we will not be leaving the island. This is the one disadvantage of living on the broadside of Rattlesnake!

IG

Bizer 09-14-2012 06:54 AM

I'm sorry to say that I have a family function that would cause too tight a schedule. Best wishes to all.

Rattlesnake Gal 09-14-2012 08:52 AM

Wind Forecast
 
If it is that windy, it is entirely probable that I will have to miss the fest too. Getting beat up on my PWC is not my cup of tea.

This forecast has changed since yesterday. Maybe we'll be okay.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/NH/Gilford.html

VitaBene 09-14-2012 09:26 AM

I will be by for a visit- looking forward to seeing old and new friends!!

LIforrelaxin 09-14-2012 12:02 PM

I will try and make it over for brief appearence... Hopefully the wind will not be as bad as predicted... and it will be a boat ride that brings me over...

BroadHopper 09-14-2012 01:10 PM

Damn
 
It's my weekend to have the grandkids. They are looking forward to the Prescott Farm Day at the same time as the FF. Unless I can weasel my way out of grandkiddings responsibilities...................

LIforrelaxin 09-14-2012 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BroadHopper (Post 190944)
It's my weekend to have the grandkids. They are looking forward to the Prescott Farm Day at the same time as the FF. Unless I can weasel my way out of grandkiddings responsibilities...................

Hummm standing up Forum Fest for Grandkids.......... I think you know most of us would be upset if you didn't do the GrandFather Job first... Have fun with the grandkids......

Rattlesnake Gal 09-15-2012 10:31 AM

Need Help!
 
Given the wind now and the potential for it to be worse for my return trip on my PWC, I will not be able to attend ForumFest today.

My job today was to bring name tags and collect $15 per person as I gave them out. Can someone please do this in my stead? I can reimburse you for any cost incurred for the tags. Sorry for the short notice, I was really hoping to be there. I sure hope someone can step forward! Thank you.

To Chef Jeff and Annie, there are a few of us from the island that will be unable to attend. We would like to honor our financial commitment to you and will need an address to mail a check. Thank you and sorry for the late notice.

Celia

Island Girl 09-15-2012 10:54 AM

Us too
 
If the wind stays as it is we will leave the island on the boat and grab RG on the way...... However, the forecast is for much worse than it is now.. So Cessnaair and I will probably stay put for the day.

RG hike on over and we can share some peanut butter sandwiches!

IG

Rattlesnake Gal 09-15-2012 10:58 AM

Oh, What a Windy Day!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Girl (Post 190984)
If the wind stays as it is we will leave the island on the boat and grab RG on the way...... However, the forecast is for much worse than it is now.. So Cessnaair and I will probably stay put for the day.

RG hike on over and we can share some peanut butter sandwiches!

IG

Sounds tasty, but if I did that, you'd be leaving the island to bring me to Huggins Hospital. :laugh: I am allergic. :( I miss nuts so much. :emb:

Frankentooth 09-15-2012 05:57 PM

Thank You For a Great Event!
 
Hi Folks--

I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing event! It was so nice to have met you face to face! The atmosphere and food were great--Many thanks to all who had a hand in organizing it!

webmaster 09-16-2012 08:55 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Thanks to everyone who attended the ForumFest yesterday. The Lakeside Deli & Grill was a perfect location and they provided an outdoor buffet that was fantastic and took great care of us!

This year's ForumFest was a simple gettogether and we didn't have the raffle, speeches or other structure like in past years. Everyone seemed to enjoy just being able to chat and enjoy some great food. As always it was fun to meet some new people and put a face to their forum aliases.

The windy conditions on the lake prevented several people from getting off the islands and I heard that someone coming up from Alton by boat had to turn back. The attendance was a little smaller than usual but I'd estimate that about 40 or more people came by at some point during the afternoon.

I didn't take many pictures and we didn't get a group shot this year. Others were taking pictures too and I hope you'll post a few here.

Thanks again to everyone who dropped by!

bclaker 09-16-2012 06:03 PM

Forum Fest 2012
 
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Thanks to Annie and Jeff for a great spread. It was nice to meet and eat with both ol.d and new friends!!!

Lakesrider 09-17-2012 01:57 PM

I was sorry to have, once again, not been able to get there. Family stuff happening that I didn't know I was supposed to go to. Thanks for the notice wife!:rolleye2::D And once again....Maybe next year.

Water Camper 09-17-2012 06:00 PM

Excellant Time
 
Want to say that Sue and I had a Great Time at the Forum Fest. We were reunited with some old friends and have made some new friends.
Location was excellant, overlooking Meredith Bay, food was Great, even got to take some home.

Thank you Mr & Mrs Chef Jeff,

Bill

Rattlesnake Gal 09-18-2012 03:18 PM

Lakeside Deli Mailing Address
 
If you RSVPed that you were going to attend ForumFest and were unable to do so, here is the mailing address for Lakeside Deli if wish to honor your financial commitment to Chef Jeff and Annie:

Lakeside Deli & Grill
261 College Road
Center Harbor NH 03226


Thank you!


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