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Dennis Kelly

posted Jan 6, 2019, 9:08 PM by Washington Lake Association

As you may have heard Dennis Kelly passed away on December 29th. The following is a note from his family and the obituary:

A funeral Mass celebrating Dennis’s life will be held at Resurrection Parish, 1057 Main Street, Hingham MA on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow at the Doubletree by Hilton, 929 Hingham St, Rockland, MA 02370
A block of rooms at the Doubletree Hilton have been reserved under a special rate:  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Dennis be made to the National Parks Foundation ( or the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (

Washington – Rushton Dennis Kelly, 78, a sixteen-year Washington, NH resident, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Wingate of East Longmeadow.  Rushton was born in Rome, New York on November 5, 1940, a son of the late Rushton and Pauline (Blanchette) Kelly.  From 1974 to 1989, he lived in Camden, NY where he was a member of the School Committee, was an avid boater, snowmobiler, fisherman and hunter and had a column in the Queen Central News with the byline “Rambling Rushton”.  Dennis later became an active member of the Washington, N.H. community, where he volunteered for several town committees and continued his passion for outdoor recreation.  He was the husband of the late Margaret Ann (Connelly) Kelly who died on June 17, 2013.  After his wife’s passing, he volunteered for and spoke on behalf of Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice.  He is survived by his son Dennis J. Kelly and his wife Jennifer of Hingham, MA, and his daughter, Karen A. Christianson and her husband Charles of East Longmeadow, MA.  He also leaves two sisters, Patricia Baer of Grand Rapids, MI, and Laura Scarpelli and her husband Edward of Carlsbad, CA.  He will be sadly missed by four grandchildren, Patrick Kelly, Madeline Kelly, Kelly Ndisanze, and Megan Christianson.    

Meeting House Fundraiser

posted Sep 20, 2018, 3:10 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 3:13 PM ]

The Town of Washington is raising private funds to make the 2nd floor of the Meeting House available for public functions. To do this they need to make it accessible for people with disabilities, upgrade the electrical systems, install rest room facilities and a new fire escape. 

The campaign has raised close to $190,000 but help is still needed to reach the goal.

Please read the appeal letter below: The Meetinghouse Finale Letter.pdf for more details on this project. This letter also has a donation form that you can mail in. 

If you prefer to donate online please use this link to the Washington Town Hall Project site. 

Thank you for your support. 

2018 Family Fun Day Race Results

posted Aug 28, 2018, 11:59 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 28, 2018, 12:00 PM ]

Thanks to all who participated braving the weather. Hopefully you all had fun. 

The results are below

Got Permits?

posted Aug 18, 2018, 11:40 AM by Washington Lake Association

Attached is a poster from the N.H. Department of Environmental Services that provides an overview of when permits from DES may be required for construction projects.  This is not an all inclusive list of permits required by the state or town. 

Please review this list and also contact the Town of Washington before any work is started to avoid issues later on. 

Deed restrictions exist for all properties within the Washington Lake Estates subdivision. See the document titled WLA Covenants in the Resource Center on the left. If you have any questions please contact a WLA board member. 

Link to N.H. DES website:

Garage Space Wanted

posted Aug 13, 2018, 3:05 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 3:06 PM ]

See WLA classifieds if you have garage space available.

FY 2017- 2018 Final Financial report

posted Aug 8, 2018, 7:09 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 7:09 AM ]

The FY 2017-2018 financial summary can now be found in the Resource Center.

We ended the fiscal year in generally good shape. 

This is my last report and Lee Dehart has taken over the Treasurer responsibilities.   

Audubon Photography Awards

posted Jul 6, 2018, 5:21 PM by Washington Lake Association

The 2018 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100 were announced and WLA member / Loon Watcher Charles Johnson was among those honored. 

You can view his award winning picture along with others on the Audubon site announcing this award:
Join me in congratulating Charles on this recognition of his great talent!

His pictures have graced the WLA homepage over the years and you can follow Charles' on Instagram where he posts many of his works as Loonclick 

Ticks are back, take care

posted May 22, 2018, 8:28 AM by Washington Lake Association

If you have seen the news ticks seem to be flourishing this year. 

Lyme disease is an ever present risk for those who enjoy the outdoors. Remember to protect your pets as well as yourself.

Here are some links about ticks and Lyme disease, just click to learn more:

     From the CDC

Loon Updates

posted Apr 29, 2018, 4:15 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Apr 29, 2018, 4:20 PM ]

Check out the WLA Loon Updates section for recent postings! 

Washington in the news

posted Jan 23, 2018, 1:19 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 1:19 PM ]

New Hampshire Magazine has published an article by Anders Morley about the Town of Washington in their February edition. 

(photo from New Hampshire Magazine, photographer:  Kendal J. Bush)

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