Monday, August 19, 2013

Mt Washington Valley E-traveler


Half way down the column on the left is my flashing add.  This e-traveler is great to figure out what is happening in the area in the near future.  Keep in mind Maya is having a party for her friends September 22 in the morning.  (The day after Bark in the Park).  


 
 
  
  
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  August, 2013 E-Traveler
The Insider's Guide to Mt Washington Valley


Anything is possible! 
Photo courtesy of Muddy Paws Sled Dog Kennel/Raft NH

There's so much going on in Mt Washington Valley this month it surely warrants an end-of-the-summer getaway. From tons of free fun to adventure packed events and family festivals, you'll find just what you need to round out your summer with good times and memories.  We look forward to welcoming you to Mt Washington Valley.

Love Mt Washington Valley?  Help us nominate Mount Washington in Virtual Tourist's 8th Wonder of the World Contest. Click here to vote now:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/8thwonder

If you're an avid E-Traveler reader, you've probably already heard that VirtualTourist.com, a popular travel website, is holding a contest to give the title of 8th Wonder of the World to one amazing spot on the globe. Mount Washington is the only location in New Hampshire to be nominated. Presently, Mount Washington is in the top 250 vote-getters among nominees. We hope to be in the top ten! Please go to http://www.virtualtourist.com/8thwonder  daily to vote. You're allowed to vote once each day, now through September 30 so vote often! You can type "Hampshire" in the search column at the top of the voting page or scroll down through the listings in alphabetical order to find and vote for Mount Washington.


News from the Valley 
         
Fall Foliage Vesta Style
Hoping to combine great biking with scenic foliage this year? Vesta Velo Cycling Tours for Women is offering a back country bike trip for women, September 27-29,  including three days and two nights of fabulous fall riding in the White Mountain National Forest. You'll bunk at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Center in Crawford Notch.  There's no better way to enjoy fall's incredible colors than up close and personal on a bike. Everything is included (guides, lodging, food, snacks, taxes, gratuities, etc.) for just $345 per person. Infowww.VestaVelo.com.
Brides and Grooms to Be: Get FREE NH Wedding Planning Guide  
Stonehurst Manor, a historic boutique hotel and a favorite among brides and their families, just released their 5 page NH wedding planning guide to assist couples planning a New Hampshire Wedding. The guide is written by their internal wedding planner with more than 25 years experience in organizing and planning weddings. The guide covers the White Mountains, activities for guests to do, local food, and questions brides should ask all venues before booking their wedding. To download the free guide visit, www.stonehurstmanor.com/wedding-planning-kit.  

New Doggie Day Care in Center Conway
Dog House Pet Daycare has recently opened offering 24 hour constant observation, three fenced in play areas made from grass and dirt, and climate controlled facility with air conditioning and heating.  Located in Center Conway, The Dog House Pet Daycare offers half and full day dog daycare and overnight boarding, providing a great socializing and enriching environment for your pets. Dog House Pet Daycare joins a wide list of other doggie day care and veterinary service providers in Mt Washington Valley. Simply click here for a complete list of options for pet care options in the Valley.

Fresh Produce Picked Daily for Locovores
Did you know that The Local Grocer has its own farm which delivers fresh produce to the store 7 days a week? The Local Grocer's farm, Mountain Flower Farm, is nearby on Hurricane Mountain Road.   Look for fresh picked zucchini, onions, lettuce mix, kale, collards, Swiss chard, cucumbers, raspberries, Asian greens, snap peas, chives and fresh herbs.   The Local Grocer....always looking for new ways to go greener.   Did you also know there are a number of farm stands offering fresh from the farm, just-picked goodness in Mt Washington Valley? Click here for a fresh-off-the-farm options including Weston's Farm Stand.   

The North Conway Farmers' Market is the newest addition to the list of successful markets on the eastern side of the White Mountains. Taking place on Sundays at the North Conway Community Center, at the southern end of Schouler Park, the North Conway village market joins the Tamworth Farmers' Market and the Local Works Berlin Farmers' Marketplace to offer local vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, entertainment and more. Look for everything from grass-fed beef to pickled veggies and more. Best of all, make it a family affair. Parents can shop and the kids will love the Community Center playground next door!


Home Runs for Literacy at The Seasons Resort

The Seasons Resort in Bartlett, NH has a new addition - Fenway Jr., their fully playable wiffle ball field bears a stunning resemblance to that sweet old ballpark in Boston. The field may be small, but the dreams are big. The Grand Opening of the new field will take place Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 12:00PM, as  the First Annual Home Runs for Literacy, a Home Run Derby fundraiser for Believe in Books Literacy Foundation gets underway.   For just $5, participants will get ten swings at the fences, and entrants are encouraged to ask family, friends and colleagues to pledge whatever amount they're able to give for every home run their slugger hits. Activities and refreshments will available throughout the course of the event, and the Believe in Books team has a few fantastic surprises up their sleeve as well!  Anyone interested in signing up for this event and receiving an official Home Runs for Literacy Pledge Sheet can inquire by emailing marketing@seasonsnh.com. Bring your favorite baseball fan and have a ball hitting home runs!   


Event of the Month 
         
Fryeburg Celebrates 250th Birthday
The town of Fryeburg, Oxford County's oldest township, is celebrating its 250th birthday with a big bash on August 24th.  The celebration starts at 9am and goes all day long, concluding with a very special fireworks celebration.  There's something for everyone in the family to enjoy!

9AM - 1PM - Lee & Joan Day Car Show at The Fryeburg Fire Station, a fundraiser to benefit Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation.

Noon - 5PM - Be sure to enjoy the Allagash Birthday Bash at the Good Beer Store, 285 Main Street, Fryeburg.  There will be brewing, tasting, grilling, prizes and giveaways plus fundraising for Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund, in honor of Fryeburg's Miranda Leavitt, who lived her short life to the fullest before losing her life to Juvenile Diabetes complications.

From there, it's on to the Fryeburg Fair Grounds for a day-long tailgate party.
Noon - 3PM - Radio Remote Broadcast from the fairgrounds
2:00PM - Cow Patti Plop Game, another fundraiser for the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund
3:00PM - Push to Start Band ( AKA the Kelly Karuzis Band)
5:00PM - Full Circle Band - (sponsored by Hannaford)
* 9:30PM- Amazing fireworks with special effects for Fryeburg (sponsored by Bea's Marketplace and Poland Spring)

Throughout the day there'll be contests, demonstrations, dunk-tank, exhibits, raffles, food & merchant vendors, plus:
* A special presentation from the State House
* Meet the descendants of the great Rev. Samuel Souther
* Health/services presentation by Memorial Hospital and Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund
* Fryeburg Fish & Game CO2 pellet gun range and class registrations
* New Church Bake Sale and Silent Auction
* Girl Scout food and game booths
A memorable day of fun in Fryeburg is in store as the oldest town in Oxford County celebrates its 250 year legacy. This is a Fryeburg Business Association event.  Info: www.fryeburgbusiness.com or fba@fryeburgbusiness.com.

Lodging Package of the Month  

Every now and then there's nothing better than totally pampering the one you love. Combining a White Mountain getaway with chocolates, a little bubbly and romantic accommodations will do wonders for every couple. Too often work, family and home responsibilities get in the way and it takes a truly fabulous inn or B&B with innkeepers experienced in the art of romance. Each of Mt Washington Valley's inns and B&Bs offer wonderful romantic getaways. Try this one from the Darby Field Inn and get ready to revvvvvv the romance!

Darby Field Inn's White Mountain Romance Package includes:
  • Two nights lodging in your choice of deluxe accommodations
  • Chilled bottle of champagne and assorted chocolates awaiting upon your arrival
  • Fresh seasonal flower bouquet
  • Candlelight dinner for two one night of your stay
  • Full country breakfast each morning
  • Use of the heated swimming pool (summer only) and onsite nature trails (year-round).
  • Rates: $725 for two people based on double occupancy including all tax and gratuities
Room choices includeLittlefield SuiteShackford SuiteLaura's Room, or Samuel's Room (Add $60 for Mt. Washington Suite. Add $50 during peak times (Fall Foliage, New Year's, Valentine's Weekend, or February Vacation week). For reservations, call (603) 447-2181 or check availability online and tell them you heard about it in the E-Traveler!

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              Get Out and Play in Mt Washington Valley

On August 10 & 11, serious and novice bikers will convene at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center in Pinkham Notch for the annual 24-hour mountain bike race wrapped into a weekend-long mountain bike festival. Hardcore racers tackle the single track and carriage roads. Families enjoy the festival games and 24 Minutes of Great Glen kids' race. And everyone enjoys the atmosphere! This year's Beach Party theme will bring the ocean to the mountains, with everything from tropical themed costumes and activities to a floating, sectional pontoon bridge. Teams can enjoy this whirlwind for the full 24 hour classic or try the 12 hour version-there's even a "24 Minutes of Great Glen" race for the kids! Other activities planned for the weekend, include an evening bonfire and lots more going on under the festival tent, including catering by Moat Mountain and tunes by the Fwhatza Marimba Band. There will be a Kid's Movie Night, free kayaking on the Great Glen Pond and both the Glen View Café and Outfitters Shop will be open for business as part of the Expo under the tent. Info:(603) 466-2333, www.24hoursofgreatglen.com.  

An exclusive series of guided Adventure Photography Tours, led by renowned photographer Ernie Mills, is being offered on the slopes and summit of the Northeast's highest Peak as well as other spectacular spots in Pinkham Notch. Tours are 3 hours in length and are being offered every Friday. Choose from either a Sunrise, Day time, Sunset tour or by request. The daytime tour typically involves optional hikes into the Alpine Garden about 3 miles round trip from the Auto Road. The Alpine Garden visit may not be suited to all guests due to the medium level of rocky hiking. Price: 12-17 yrs old $100, 18 and up $150 (not recommended for children under 12 years old). Box lunches are included from the Glen View Café for daytime and evening tours. Or after your sunrise tour enjoy breakfast in the Glen View Café. To book your tour call Ernie at (317) 691-7376 or call the Mount Washington Auto Road at (603) 466-3988Click here for more info.  

Wildcat Mountain's Wildman Biathlon is a three-part running, bike, uphill run event for teams and individuals. Now in its 25th year, the Wildman is New England's toughest single day, multi-sport event, challenging individuals and 2 or 3 person teams who enjoy a variety of terrain and scenery. T-shirts are offered to all participants with trophies awarded to overall and category winners along with the numerous prizes given away through random drawing. Funds raised from this event benefit the Coos County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. For more information and to register for the event, visit the Wildman Biathlon Event Page.

Sunrise on Sunday on the Rock Pile
The third and last of this summer's Sunday Sunrise openings on the Mt Washington Auto Road will take place on August 25 at 4:30 AM allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mt. Washington to view the sunrise from the highest peak in the Northeast. This is a bucket list kind of experience, so don't miss it! For more information, click here.


Family Fun in Mt Washington Valley          

Tell the kids to leave the electronics at home and spend the day on a 200-year-old preserved farm learning about life before iPods and cell phones. The Remick Museum offers a diverse array of programs, workshops and special events for adults, children, and families as they explore more than 200 years of self-sustaining living. The animals and crops we raise are used in historic cooking programs. Seasonal activities like ice harvesting and maple sugaring are celebrated each season to give children some insight into life well before electronics. Exhibits change with the seasons, so there is always something new for the inquisitive mind of every age. Come share in Dr. Remick's vision, and find your own connection with the past. Learn how much we have in common with those who lived before us. The museum is open year-round, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm except major holidays.  Museum admission is only $3 per person and children under 4 are free. Every Thursday at 12:30pm, enjoy Country Living Foodways demonstrationswith our experienced staff learning how to grow, harvest and prepare herbs, wild edibles and fresh vegetables. Included with admission. 12:30 http://remickmuseum.org/.

Don't be blue, be Blueberry!
Attitash means "blueberry" in the Abenaki language, and what better time of the year than August when wild blueberries are in full bloom, to celebrate the annual Blueberry Festival at Attitash Mountain Resort. Come to Attitash on Saturday, August 3 for a family-friendly festival of good 'ol fashioned American fun, with field games, live music, BBQ food, beer vendors and, of course, a blueberry pie-eating contest. Tickets available to purchase online at attitash.com or on event day.  Info:  www.attitash.com.

Happy Birthday Conway Scenic RR
Come help Conway Scenic RR celebrate its 39th birthday with reduced fares on Monday, August 5th. Each passenger riding will receive cake and lemonade on the return trip too. Other festivities and entertainment included. Visit www.conwayscenic.com and click on events for more info.
Arts in Motion (AIM) Theater Company is bringing back weekly children's theater productions to the historic Eastern Slope Playhouse in North Conway Village on Fridays at 11am and 1pm during the first two weeks in August. Children of all ages will be enchanted with two wonderful tales performed by the AIM troupe of young adults including Andrew Clark, Kelsey Lildejhal, Ged Owen, Zachary Whitley and Morgaine Andrews (director). Tickets are just $5.

August 2 - Little Red Riding Hood
August 9 - Sleeping Beauty

    
 Couples Capers   

Prepare to dance the night away under the stars in Jackson on August 3, Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys, a local favorite, are back again for a good old fashioned Covered Bridge Dance.  This event certainly will 
Jackson Chamber of Commerce Photo
get your feet moving and, everyone knows, music and dance is good for the soul.  Music starts at 7 pm.  On this very special night the Jackson Covered Bridge will be closed from 5:30 pm until 11 pm for the annual Covered Bridge Dance. You know an event is worth the trip when it stops traffic!  Bring a picnic dinner; tables and chairs will be set up. The Jackson Fire Dept. will be selling T-shirts, and much more. This event is free thanks to generous sponsors the Shovel Handle Pub.

    
Fun Events to Plan Your Trip Around  
   
 The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue, Aug 3: Get ready for some 1950s musical nostalgia on August 3 at the Eastman Performing Arts Center- Theater when the Corvettes perform the great music of the Doo Wop era with a fresh new energy. Their incredibly entertaining show and comical stage antics have left many a happy audience screaming for more! In the tradition of legendary Doo Wop revivalists Sha Na Na, every Corvettes show is more than a concert - it's an all-out a Doo Wop Celebration! Tickets are  $20-Adults, $15-Seniors (65=) and $5-Students. Info: www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac.   

Broadway Classics & Fireworks via Arts Jubilee, Aug 8
Photo by Jamie Gametti
Mark August 8th for Broadway Classics presented New England Wind Symphony, Clayton Poole, Conductor. This traditional Pops concert with guest vocalist and surprise guest MC will present an evening of Broadway favorites followed by a fireworks show.  The early concert featuring Dennis & Davey begins at 6pm then the main performance will start at 7pm.  Food concessions are available or bring dinner and blanket and enjoy an old fashioned picnic.  Ticket Prices: Adults: $10 Seniors(65+): $8 Kids(12 & under): free.  For more information click here.

Experience the world of Art through the work of over 40 artists and artisans at theAnnualWhite Mountain Art and Artisan Festival, a two-day juried event Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th in Jackson Village Park. The White Mountain Art and Artisan Festival is one of the Northeast's premier events for artists and artisans, and this year's juried exposition features works artists presenting sculpture, glass, wood furniture & arts, ceramics, fiber arts, fine arts and jewelry for sale at all price points. Live musical performances throughout the weekend will include Al & the Revtones and a local favorite Jazz Band known as "Calico Slim". Food and refreshments, including lobster sandwiches as well as BBQ foods will be available. The kids will love the popular "Kids Creating" tent where they can learn to create their own pieces of art by way of crafts, sand art, sculpting, beading and t-shirt decorating.  Donations welcome. Info: Call (603) 383-9356 or www.JacksonNH.com

25th Annual Mostly Bach Festival, Aug 23-25
"The sights and sounds of J.S. Bach" kicks off the weekend with food, art, and a presentation by John Day, Director of the Pace Galleries of Art at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. The Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts will include both instrumental and vocal music of the Baroque period involving small groups, soloists and the Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra. Dr. Robert Lehmann, Director of String Studies, Associate Professor of Music and Artist Faculty in violin and viola at the University of Southern Maine School of Music will be welcomed back this year for his sixth season as the White Mountain Musical Arts Music Director, Festival Conductor and soloist. For complete information, schedules and to order tickets visit http://www.mwvevents.com/WMMABach.html.

Wildcat Trail Turns 80 - Come celebrate with free music & more!
 In the summer of 1933, the depression era born Civilian Conservation Corps, armed with axes and cross-cut saws, started clearing the Wildcat Trail. It was one of the first ski racing trails built in the United States designed by Charley Proctor, the all-around ski champion of Canada in 1927, and was designated as a class "A" racing trail. To celebrate its history, Wildcat Mountain invites outdoor and ski enthusiasts alike to visit Saturday, August 24 to enjoy a day of guided hikes, tours, displays, BBQ, music, and more as it marks 80 years of the Wildcat Trail. Historical displays and information presented by the New England Ski Museum, Museum of the White Mountains and the U.S. Forest Service highlighting the Civilian Conservation Corps, their tools, history of the Wildcat Trail will be on display, noon to 3pm. From 2-5pm enjoy free, live music performed by Mo' Blues on the lawn at Wildcat Mountain. Info: www.skiwildcat.com or 1-888-SKI-WILD.


Free Finds & Delicious Deals   
             
Tuesday is movie night at Settlers' Green: Each Tuesday at 7pm, catch your favorite family-oriented movie in an outdoor ampetheater set up on the green at Settlers' Green Outlet Village. Activities start at 7 p.m. A giant 16-foot movie screen and Blu-ray projector, comfy outdoor lounge chairs for the first 30 guests, ice cream and popcorn are all served up all on the lawn on a warm summer night!  Movies are free, family oriented, and start at dusk. Here's the schedule:
August 6: Stuart Little (Columbia)
August 13: Chicken Run (DreamWorks)
August 20: Despicable Me I (Universal)
August 27: The Princess Bride (Act III Communications)
Mom can shop while the kids enjoy their favorite film. For more info, click here.  

Each Saturday in August, catch the live bands at Attitash from 3- 6pm. Each concert promises a rocking great time, rain or shine (rained out concerts will be held inside at Ptarmigans Pub). For a complete schedule of live entertainment visit www.attitash.com/summer-events.html.

Wednesday Science in the Mountain Series: This free lecture series for your budding geologists and animal lovers takes place on six successive Wednesdays through August 21 at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway. From bats to black bear, the series will focus on a different topic each week. All programs start at 7pm. For a complete schedule, visit www.mountwashington.org/education/science_in_the_mountains/

Wednesdays at Wildcat Outdoor Tours: Here's a great chance to explore Wildcat Mountain with a professional naturalist and guide who'll teach a different aspect of Pinkham Notch's diverse ecology each Wednesday. Enjoy a guided hike and learn about a different topic each week including flora and fauna of the forest, pond eco-systems or high alpine environments. Meet at the guest services desk at 10am to take part in this free series. Note: any tours taking place at the summit require the purchase of a Scenic Gondola ticket for each person. For a complete schedule, click here

Free Scenic Chairlift Rides at Bretton Woods: What a way to enjoy spectacular views of Mount Washington! Hop aboard the Bethlehem Express Quad at Bretton Woods Resort for a free and relaxing round-trip chairlift ride to the top of the mountains. Bring a picnic and hike down, or enjoy lunch at the mountain top restaurant. For those who enjoy a little more thrill, attach your mountain bike to the chairlift and ride down! Now through October 22nd, visitors are treated to one chairlift ride per day, from 9am to close (5pm in summer, 4pm in fall). For a really fun twist, rent one of the Diggler Mountain Scooters
available, with rugged wheels and a wide platform for your feet! Info:  


This just in from Good Tail Lobster: The 3rd Annual Truckload Sale at Good Tail Lobster will be held on Saturday August 17th from 9am to 7pm. They're located at Patch's Marketplace in Glen, next door to the State Liquor Store. Pricing can't be announced yet, is dependent on market prices, but they assure us it won't be any more than $4.75/lb. Plan your lobster bake for August 17th. Call for pricing on the day of the sale: 603-383-0190
Coupon 
Buy 2 entrees, get one free at Notchland Inn
  
Enjoy the 5-course dinner, served at 7PM (one seating only) Wednesday through Sunday, at the Notchland Inn in the middle of beautiful Crawford Notch.  The dinner menu offers choices at every course. Bring this coupon and receive one entrée free (a $16 value) when two dinners are ordered.   

Limited seating, subject to availability, Not to be combined with any other offers.  Coupon expires on 8/31/13.

Coupon 1 month free or 10% off Concierge Services from Summit Standards

Providing second home owners with management services or helping to stock a kitchen, set up a party or help plan vacations for travelers, Summit Standards is the answer. Receive 1 month home management services with a six-month (or longer) contract or 10% off vacation concierge services for one month through 8/31/13.

Coupon The Local Grocer

Buy one Breakfast Burrito or Omelet and the 2nd (of equal of lesser value) is 30% off.

Check out our new cafe! 
Expanded Breakfast & Lunch Menu
More Seating
Organic Juice Bar
New Smoothies Organic Espresso/Tea Steamer Bar

Offer Expires 8/31/13. Print and present coupon to redeem or show on your smartphone. One coupon per group.

Anything is Possible!
 

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