Featured Cafe Artist of the Month

Bill LaFontaine




Born, raised and under grad educated in Scranton, PA; Bill became a dentist after graduating from Temple University School of Dentistry at the top of his class in 1971. He practiced in Main-line Philadelphia for 8 years before making the move to New Hampshire. It was the White Mountains and his passion for mountaineering that brought him and after a short time working at the Linwood Medical Center. 1982 found him with a dental office in Nashua, NH while maintaining his home here where he could hike and climb and continue his passion of cold weather mountaineering.

Among Bill’s many outdoor accomplishments was climbing the highest peaks in the western hemisphere -Denali in Alaska and Aconcagua in the South American Andes. He hiked the Appalacian Trail in a single season, hiked each of the 46 ~4000 footers summer & winter, and has flyfished in some of the most remote spaces of the planet; his camera always nearby to capture intriguing visions of nature not only the vast scenic views but the tiny workhorses of nature often unnoticed.

This past summer Bill and his wife took an 8 week trip, visiting family in northern Canada, then west to the Pacific coast and back. The majority of the photos seen here are from that trip.

All Photos are for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be given to Bridgehouse to aid the local homeless.