News for Wolfeboro, NH and Surrounding Communities

In our area, and for most states in America, daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2nd.  

A few quick facts regarding DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME:  

Ben Franklin is considered to be the first person to suggest daylight savings, thinking that it would allow for a better use of daylight.  In 1918 a federal law standardized the yearly start and end of daylight savings time for the states that choose to observe it.  The dates and times of daylight savings have varied over the years.  

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandated an extension of it by one month starting in 2007.  While not embraced by all, surveys show that most people enjoy having an extra hour of light in the evening for eight months of the year.  

Time will" SPRING FORWARD" to Daylight Savings Time again on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

WASR Keeps you up-to-date as the leader in radio news for Central NH and the Lakes Region.  CBS Radio News reports the day's headlines in World & National events every 30 minutes.  For in-depth news coverage, CLICK the link to the CBS News Website .  

Combined with our local, state and regional news reporting...you'll be up to date with current events when you listen to WASR.  Our award winning MORNING REPORT is the perfect way to start your day. It's the way people in the community get their local information daily!  Each weekday morning from 6-9am host Gary James brings you the latest news, sports, weather and more...

For global, national and regional news, WASR is affiliated with CBS and AP Newswire. However, WASR is all about COMMUNITY. The MORNING REPORT highlights local events in our Community Calendar, and local interviews with our Talk of the Town and Spreading the News features. 

WASR's MID-DAY REPORT runs from noon to 1pm and features are much like that of the Morning Report.

At 5PM DRIVE-TIME... We feature a simulcast of WMUR Channel 9's News 9 at 5 to bring you...

Stay up-to-date on the GREAT COLORS of October with WASR's FALL FOLIAGE REPORTS.  Taking a stroll into the woods.. walk a back road, go hiking down an old path, or take your bike down one of the great recreational trails to immerse yourself in color.  No matter which  option you choose, the crisp, fresh autumn air and the brilliant color will invigorate your senses!  

For state FOLIAGE REPORTS listen to WASR or visit www.WASR.net.  This year our website features a direct link to the NH STATE FOLIAGE CALENDAR and also to the OFFICIAL NH FOLIAGE REPORTS.  

UPDATE:  OCTOBER 20th...  This week should be prime time for leaf peeping in the south and central parts of the state. While it is a bit past peak up north. The Lakes Region and Monadnock region are at peak now, with the Merrimack Valley and Seacoast region following close behind. The colors in these areas are beautiful, so be sure to check the additional information below...

Peak color is in full force in the Lakes Region. This may be one of the last really good weeks for spotting full peak color here, so head out now! In Hebron, near Newfound Lake, the reds and oranges are bold and bright, with a backdrop of mellow yellows and golds. Leaf peepers are reporting that this area is ablaze with color and at its very peak of the season right now. It is also quite beautiful in the southern part of the Lakes Region around Alton, Pittsfield and Belmont. There is a sea of color to be seen, including bright standout oranges and reds surrounded by plenty of yellows. While some leaves have begun to brown and drop, nice color should remain here into next week as well. Scenic drives abound in the Lakes region right now- all of the routes from Pittsfield all the way up to Sandwich are looking great right now. Try routes 11 between Alton and Gilford or Route 109 from Wolfeboro to Moultonborough for nice routes skirting the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.

The featured photo was taken by WASR contributing photographer Matt Fassett.  CLICK on it twice to see an enlarged photo on your screen. Matt has an incredible collection of NH SCENIC PHOTOGRAPHY for sale.  You can call him at 393-7336 or see some of his work by clicking this Fassett Photography link.  

PHOTO TIPS:  If you're looking to capture the colors of the season...SPECTRUM PHOTO of Wolfeboro offers these tips.....

Students are back in school and that means FALL SPORTS!  WASR keeps you up-to-date each weekday with the latest news and scores from area teams including football, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, golf, cross-country and more.

Listen to WASR's LOCAL SPORTS each weekday as part of the Award Winning MORNING REPORT and also as part of WASR's Midday Report.  

WASR's LOCAL SPORTS report features SCORES, HIGHLIGHTS & GAME SCHEDULES delivered by Josh Spaulding, sports editor of Salmon Press newspapers.  

WASR's LOCAL SPORTS broadcasts with Josh Spaulding cover a wide variety of organized team sports with participants of all ages.  You'll hear about sports from local clubs, organizations, schools, plus games and races, as well as activities of the parks and recreation departments in our area.  Josh is a true sports enthusiast and enjoys seeing what he does bring excitement and recognition to the young athletes in our area.  

WASR'S LOCAL SPORTS reports with Josh Spaulding will keep you updated all week.  On Thursdays...

WASR brings you NH PRIMARY ELECTION information and Results.  

Make sure to get out and vote on Tuesday September 9th...NH PRIMARY ELECTION DAY. You'll be casting votes for Governor, Congressmen, Senators, State Representatives, as well as county and local positions.  

Polling times for Wolfeboro and some surrounding towns are as follows: WOLFEBORO 8am-7pm / TUFTONBORO 8am-7pm / BROOKFIELD 8am-7pm / WAKEFIELD 8am-7pm / ALTON 7am-7pm / BARNSTEAD 7am-7pm / NEW DURHAM 8am-7pm / OSSIPEE 8am-7pm. For more information or other locations contact your local Town Office.  

Make sure to exercise your civic duty…GET OUT & VOTE!  

On Wednesday…Listen to WASR 1420am for ELECTION RESULTS.

The Huckabee Report offers a daily helping of the very latest news, presented with the wry humor and informed, insider commentary that have made Gov. Mike Huckabee one of the most popular new media voices of the 21st century.  

Mike's small town background, stunning grassroots political success, quick wit and down-to-Earth persona make him that rarest of media personalities: a man who relates to hardworking, everyday Americans as easily as he does to celebrities and presidents. That's why his weekend TV show debuted as the highest-rated new show on Fox News. 

Listen to the Huckabee Report WEEKDAYS: during the MORNING REPORT around 6:25am & 7:25am and during the MIDDAY REPORT around 12:25pm  

Listen to Michael Savage weeknights on WASR.  The SAVAGE NATION show represents the host’s popularity and tremendous growth in listenership.  The SAVAGE NATION is one of the TOP TALK SHOWS in America!  WASR is proud to be one of the select radio stations to broadcast this program.  Savage Nation airs WEEKNIGHTS from 7PM  to 10PM on AM-1420.



Michael Savage’s incisive thoughts on politics are augmented by his Defense of American Culture, the Middle Class,Traditional Values and Freedom of Speech. His famous “news, views and reviews” continues to inform and entertain millions of loyal and new listeners nationwide.  Savage is the author of 28 books, including six New York Times bestsellers. He was awarded the coveted Freedom of Speech Award by Talkers Magazine and earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Listen to Michael Savage each weeknight ...

Summer in the Lakes Region is all about the activities on and around the lakes.  Whether it's recreating, participating in events, attending a function or just relaxing and listening to some good music. There is a lot happening THIS WEEK: ... all around the lake!   click here  

• Over 6 Free Concerts & Music Events

• Local Triathlons and Sporting Events

• Special Events at area Museums

• FIREWORKS at the Weirs on Friday

• MORE !!!

This year WASR's Community Calendar has an expanded listing of FREE SUMMER CONCERTS.  You’ll find details and times of what’s happening all week … all summer … all around Lake Winnipesaukee.  We want you to enjoy your summer!  WASR’s COMMUNITY CALENDER…  ONLINE is your best source for all this information.  

COMMUNITY CALENDAR - WEEKDAYS is featured on WASR 1420AM as part of the MORNING REPORT and numerous times all day long.  On the WEEKENDS Community Calendar briefs are broadcast many times per day on both Saturday and Sunday.  

WASR's popular COMMUNITY CALENDAR is the area's most comprehensive listing of local events.  It's our way of serving the community, providing a way to find out what is going on today...or months from now.  The listings include community concerts, town meetings, church dinners, recreational activities, movie showings, library happenings and other events as submitted to WASR from local organizations.  

Alton's Old Home Weekend Celebration has new programs and events to make Old Home Weekend a larger celebration for the community!  For a complete schedule of the events click on the graphic to the right.  Once it enlarges, click it again to view it full-size.  You can then use your browser's magnification to view it even larger if desired.  

FRIDAY, the weekend starts off with a Penny Sale, Block Party and Pot Luck Supper, followed by a Campfire with Smores.  

SATURDAY starts off with a 5K Road Race.  The day is filled with events including an Antique Boat Show, Chicken BBQ, Bandstand Concert and FIREWORKS OVER ALTON BAY AT 9PM.  

SUNDAY has a more relaxing pace with events that include a Mini Golf Tournament, Car Show and Cribbage Tournament at the lake.  

In short, if you’re in the area…ALTON IS THE PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND!  For more information you can 

The Town of Wolfeboro has announced that the Town Offices are now temporarily located at Huggins Hospital. This move is necessitated by the  the Town Hall Renovation Project, as approved by the voters at the March Town Election. The Interim Town Offices location at Huggins Hospital, 240 South Main Street, is shown on the attached map . A drop box for Billing and Collection shall be available outside the entrance to the interim Town Offices (Electric, Sewer, Water and Taxes).  

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