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Forum: Marketplace 10-21-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,070
Posted By aopel
Summer 2022 Island Rental

We have a very unique island property that will be available from August 10 - Sept 30, 2022. 2 bedroom off-grid cabin with one bedroom bunkhouse. Small solar system, gravity feed water system,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 741
Posted By aopel
Andy Opel Reads - THE WEIRS: A Winnipesaukee Adventure

Another story for the kids! After all the easter candy, the kids might need to settle down and listen to THE WEIRS: A Winnipesaukee Adventure.

This is the second book in the series.
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Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By aopel
Reading for Kids - The Witches: A Winnipesaukee Adventure

Hi All,

If your kids are needing a distraction, I have recorded a video or myself reading my children's book, The Witches: A Winnipesaukee Adventure

https://youtu.be/FOxSBNhSp_c

I also...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,994
Posted By aopel
Thank you!! - Andy

Thank you!! - Andy
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,994
Posted By aopel
The inventory of each author was not the property...

The inventory of each author was not the property of Enfield and we were supposed to carry our own insurance. I didn't pick that up in the small print of my contract so . . . here we are. Live and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,994
Posted By aopel
Thank You! I have placed the order for the...

Thank You!

I have placed the order for the reprint of The Witches and hope to be able to get The Weirs ordered soon. Thanks for your support!

- Andy
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,994
Posted By aopel
The Mansion is about the Stilson Hutchins house...

The Mansion is about the Stilson Hutchins house that was on Governor's Island. Built in 1885, Hutchins was the founder of the Washington Post and hosted many dignitaries over the years. The house...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,994
Posted By aopel
Books for all ages

I always say they are for kids from 3 to 93! The detailed artwork is watercolor from Karel Hayes and captures the look and feel of the lake with real accuracy. The stories are centered around 3...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,994
Posted By aopel
Warehouse Fire and Children's Book Fundraiser

In April 2019, a fire at Enfield Distribution destroyed over 2500 copies of my children's books about Lake Winnipesaukee. I was not insured and fire wiped out my entire inventory of 3 out of my 4...
Forum: Fish Tales 01-24-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 19,757
Posted By aopel
Is the Derby Ever Catch and Release?

I was curious if there is ever a catch and release ice fishing derby on the lake?
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,246
Posted By aopel
Next "Winnipesaukee Adventure" Book - Summer 1015

Yes, Karel Hayes and I have a new book coming out next summer. We are still working on the title, though I can tell you that the book goes back in time and tells a story about the old lake - and of...
Forum: History 05-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,861
Posted By aopel
Looking for Pics of Old Trestle Bridge to Governor's Island

Hi All, I am looking for pictures of the old trestle bridge that used to connect Governor's Island to the mainland. It had two steep ramps, a flat top and a narrow passage. Thanks in advance for...
Forum: History 11-19-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,482
Posted By aopel
Wanted: Pictures of the Old Governors Mansion

Hi All,

I am looking for pictures of the old governors mansion that was on Governors Island until it burned down in 1934.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Andy
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,959
Posted By aopel
Learn About Timber Island

Before you set foot on Timber, take a moment to educate yourself about this special place. On a lake that is increasingly surrounded by McMansions with fewer and fewer public access areas, Timber is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,535
Posted By aopel
Lawns and Lake Weeds

I am seeing more and more bright green lawns that go right down to the lake. I am also seeing weeds in places that I have never seen them in my 45 years on the lake. The CSPA of 2008 outlaws ANY...
Forum: Boating 05-13-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,394
Posted By aopel
Timber Island Info

Here is a good summery of the history and current status of Timber Island:

http://www.timberisland.org/

The cliffs by Alton Bay have had houses on them for a decade or more and the Meredith...
Forum: Winni Pets 05-13-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 40,298
Posted By aopel
Dennis, you might consider what threats you put...

Dennis, you might consider what threats you put in print!

What Dennis has left out of this story is that instead of buying a house he could afford, he bought property he feels compelled to rent...
Forum: Winni Pets 05-13-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 40,298
Posted By aopel
Dogs better than rude neighbors

Dennis - you might try walking over to your neighbor's house, introducing yourself as you are new to the shore, and talking through possible solutions. Shouting from your deck - at a family...
Forum: Polls 10-26-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,969
Posted By aopel
5th Generation Winni

We named our daughter Winni after our family being on the lake for 5 generations and as a tribute to my grandmother who used to say, "why go anywhere else when you are already here." My mother just...
Forum: Boating 06-06-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,633
Posted By aopel
Another Hybrid from FL

http://www.visionboatworks.com/

These are like the Duffy electrics and offer a generator or solar panels to recharge the batteries. They are slow but for $1 for 8 hours of cruising and no annual...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,834
Posted By aopel
Island Names and Lore

Thanks for the museum talk update Rattlesnake Gal. I attended the island session in June and enjoyed the casual talk. Maybe this next one will be a bit more rigorous.

GWC - I have been to the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,834
Posted By aopel
Native American Names for Winni Islands?

I was wondering if anyone knew any of the Native American names for any of the islands in the lake?

Also, does anyone have a good reference for books on Native American history in the lakes region...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,508
Posted By aopel
Pillsbury Mill on Cow Island?

Does anyone know if there is any public access to the Pillsbury windmill site on Cow Island? I have an old guide book from the '70s that talks about tying up to the Camp Idlewild dock and asking...
Forum: Boating 08-01-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,415
Posted By aopel
changing times

Thanks all for your input on moving boats.

I anticipated a series of legalistic respones and it's sad to see that's what the world has come to. If I followed this thinking, I would not have...
Forum: Boating 07-31-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,415
Posted By aopel
More on Moving Boats at Public Docks

[QUOTE=Bear Islander]I have moved many boats when they were blocking or parked stupid.

Thanks Bear Islander for sharing your approach. I too do not hesitate to move a boat up or down a post or...
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