Laconia Daily Sun | Roger Amsden | 1/2/17 FRANKLIN — First Day Franklin went on as usual on New Year's Day despite ice which had formed in the lower part of the Winnipesaukee River, limiting the number of kayaks which took part in the event. Kayakers make their way across the ice next to Trestle View Park in downtown Franklin after completing a New Year's Day run down the lower section of the Winnipesaukee River. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun) Only a few kayaks made it through the lower section of the river, from Cross Mill Road in Northfield...
Staff | Concord Monitor For the first time in 36 years, the Merrimack Valley Paddlers have been forced to change their traditional New Year’s Day kayaking event on the Winnipesaukee River, due to ice conditions on the lower part of the river. Thanks to the efforts and expertise of Marty Parichand, owner of the Outdoor New England store in Franklin, and Ken Norton of the MVP, and the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, there will be a water release to increase river water flow. Because of their efforts, kayaking will be possible, especially on the upper portion...
Staff Writer | WMUR FRANKLIN, N.H. —A fundraising barbecue is planned this month to support efforts to turn a former paper mill site in Franklin into an outdoor adventure park. The Concord Monitor reported Marty Parichand, who already operates an outdoor equipment store in Franklin, hopes to install whitewater paddling amenities, a mountain bike pump track, a community garden and an "eco-village" campsite. Event space is also planned for the city-owned property along the Winnipesaukee River. The barbecue is scheduled for Aug. 20. Parichand and nonprofit PermaCityLife must raise $45,000 to get the project started. He has asked state environmental...
Blog | NH Small Business Development Center Some potential small business owners come to NH SBDC with one business idea and it can be a pretty fuzzy one at that. One of the roles of the NH SBDC business advisor is to help them get clearer on what they want to do, and then guide them toward the resources that will help them do it. With Marty Parichand, however, the advisor’s challenge was a little different. This client had an abundance of ideas combined with an abundance of energy, and the background and skills to back up his ambitious plans....
Elodie Reed | Concord Monitor On a hot weekday, Marty Parichand nonchalantly strolled alongside a local carwash. He passed some concrete barriers and a “no camping” sign. As he tromped into an overgrown, litter-covered trailhead, he dove into his vision for a new outdoor adventure park. Parichand, who runs Outdoor New England in Franklin, wants to take a city-owned tract of land along the Winnipesaukee River and transform it into a central attraction and economic hub. He hopes to install whitewater paddling amenities, a mountain bike pump track, a community garden and an “eco-village” campsite, plus event space. “The idea...
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