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Old 02-10-2021, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Alton Bay Ice Runway

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Good Afternoon everyone I’m Happy to Announce We have opened the ice Air port Runway this afternoon. The Runway is 2600’ long and 125’ wide . Snow Banks 2 And 3’ high. Surface is very good. All traffic must back taxi on runway to the Apron. No taxi way at this time. Also the Airport is now a one direction runway 01 south to north.As always use caution and check NOTAMS. Local Restaurants. Are open.

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Old 02-11-2021, 10:31 AM   #2
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Oh good !, a sign of normalcy in an otherwise unnormal time. Thanks to Mother Nature, and an extraordinary amount of work by Paul La Rochelle and many others, this short-lived, but long-appreciated activity can once again take place, even in the face of the pandemic.
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Old 02-11-2021, 11:15 AM   #3
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Although things will look different this year, the fundraising cause remains the same. Due to the pandemic, the Alton Business Association (ABA) will not be able to host a large-scale winter carnival event in the way the group normally would. With that said, the ABA is committed to bringing some winter fun to the community. There will be smaller (in the interest of safety) sponsored events and some events will be virtual, such as the popular Fundraiser RAFFLE.
The February 14 Winter Carnival events will include:
An Ice Sculpture Walking Tour in Alton Bay
A Bob House Decorating Contest (email @info@altonbusinessassociation.com to enter by February 12).
A VIRTUAL Fundraising RAFFLE, with prizes donated from ABA members and local businesses. The online raffle will run from February 7 to 14 at www.altonbusinessassociation.com (stay tuned to the ABA Facebook page event for sneak peaks on the prizes and more details).
The Alton Parks and Recreation Department sponsored Snow Shoe Hike (weather permitting) on Sunday, February 14 at 10 am at the Morse Preserve/Pine Mountain, located on Avery Hill Road, off Alton Mountain Road. For more information and/or to register contact parksrec@alton.nh.gov or call 603-875-0109. Register by February 11.
An ABA Table on the Ice for a brief time to announce Virtual Raffle & Bob House Winners.
Virtual events may be added, so stay tuned to the ABA Facebook Event Page @altonbusinessassociation and website.
The list of sponsors is growing and the ABA lists thus far, Alton Circle Grocery, Shibley’s at the Pier, Alton Excavation, Katie’s Kitchen, Dockside, Inspiration for Organization and Catchpenny. If you’re interested in a supporting a great cause and giving back to your community by being a sponsor, please email info@altonbusinessassociation.com.
Although Winter Carnival events may look different this year, it is a chance to embrace the fun that winter season brings.




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Old 02-13-2021, 12:46 PM   #4
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Perfect day for a fly in.
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Spent several days in Alton last week. Saturday the 13th was a perfect day to watch the runway. Had early dinner at the Dockside and had a front row seat for watching some planes and helicopters take off as darkness fell.
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The runway is currently closed. Paul will post tomorrow after they plow it and get it ready to reopen.
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The runway is currently closed. Paul will post tomorrow after they plow it and get it ready to reopen.
Paul posted this morning that the runway should be open by 9am today.
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Default Great video and views - Laconia to Alton Ice Runway

Ran across this video today. Looks like so much fun.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4os5Dsgj0Y
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Paul posted today the the Alton Bay Runway is closed for the season. Only two weeks this year but over 300 aircraft visited. A labor of love for him and he should be complimented for his dedication and hard work...
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