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MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY ANNOUNCES FREE 11TH ANNUAL SCIENCE IN THE MOUNTAINS LECTURE SERIES

Date: July 17th, 2018

North Conway, NH - July 10, 2018 - The Mount Washington Observatory is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Science in the Mountains lecture series. The series will feature presentations from experts in a variety of fields from throughout the region.

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‘ROOMFUL OF BLUES’ TO OPEN ARTS JUBILEE’S 2018 CONCERT SERIES

Date: July 11th, 2018

‘ROOMFUL OF BLUES’ TO OPEN ARTS JUBILEE’S 2018 CONCERT SERIES

North Conway – The 2018 Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Series kicks off this Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 pm outdoors at Cranmore Mountain Resort. The first concert will feature five-time Grammy-nominated American blues and swing revival band, Roomful of Blues.

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New Orleans Funky Brass LIVE! at The Colonial

Date: July 10th, 2018

New Orleans Funky Brass LIVE! at The Colonial

Your cultural center in the White Mountains, the newly renovated Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH, will present a New Orleans institution, the Rebirth Brass Band Thursday July 12. Presented with the support of Mascoma Band, Franconia Co-work and Samuel Adams Brewing, the Rebirth Brass Band boasts 10 albums and has traveled the world.

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Whale's Tale Waterpark to host Akua Classic Flowdown

Date: July 6th, 2018

Whale's Tale Waterpark to host Akua Classic Flowdown

Professional Riders from around the world travel to Lincoln, NH to compete in the Akua Classic Flowdown Sunday, July 8th at 9 a.m. Dan Tarapchak, currently ranked world champion in Mens Professional
Bodybooard, Kade Cox, two time Canadian national Flowboard champion, and Joel Stephens, current two time USA Junior National Champion in both Bodyboard and Flowboard will all be competing at Whale’s Tale Waterpark Sunday.

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New Hampshire ATV Day Was A Huge Success

Date: July 5th, 2018

New Hampshire ATV Day Was A Huge Success

Pinkham Notch, NH— Saturday, June 30th brought clear skies and warm weather to the summit of Mount Washington—perfect conditions for one of the Granite State’s premier ATV events. The third-annual New Hampshire ATV Day, more formally known as the Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride, was held on the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road, with 1,200 ATVs making their journey to the Northeast’s highest peak at 6,288 feet.

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MT WASHINGTON VALLEY, NH PREDICTS A STRONG STAR-SPANGLED JULY 4TH WEEKEND

Date: June 29th, 2018

MT WASHINGTON VALLEY, NH PREDICTS A STRONG STAR-SPANGLED JULY 4TH WEEKEND

So much going on in North Conway NH and surrounding areas of the White Mountains, it’s fair to say that this is THE place to be to celebrate the red, white and blue. Businesses are optimistic about a strong July 4th says the chamber

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ARTS JUBILEE CONCERTS RETURNING FOR 36TH SEASON

Date: June 28th, 2018

ARTS JUBILEE CONCERTS RETURNING FOR 36TH SEASON

NORTH CONWAY — Celebrating their 36th year of presenting live concerts in the Mt. Washington Valley, Arts Jubilee’s 5-week summer concert series is returning to Cranmore Mountain! The outdoor concerts will run weekly on Thursday nights at 7:00 from July 19 through August 16 at the North Slope Base of Cranmore Mountain Resort.

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R&B Arrives LIVE! at The Colonial

Date: June 27th, 2018

The newly renovated Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, with the support of Carlson’s Lodge, Samaha Russell Hodgdon PA and Harpoon Brewery, is pleased to present R&B rising star Devon Gilfillian and his band Friday, July 6.

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A Pair of Musical Film Events Usher in Summer At The Colonial

Date: June 22nd, 2018

On Thursday, as part The Colonial’s In Concert/On Screen series a new adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen by The Royal Opera House will grace the screen. Sung in French with English subtitles, Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form—numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: having been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors. For Carmen he has devised a far from traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. The show commences at 5:30 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres at the interval.

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Asleep At The Wheel at The Colonial Theatre

Date: June 15th, 2018

Asleep At The Wheel at The Colonial Theatre

The newly renovated Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH, with the support of Northern Lights Music, White Mountain Appraisals and Moat Mountain Brewery, is pleased to present 10 Time Grammy Award winners Asleep at The Wheel, Saturday, June 30.

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BURNED Exposes the Destruction of Forests for Energy

Date: June 14th, 2018

Marlboro, Vermont, June 14, 2018: Marlboro Productions will present their feature-length environmental documentary BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal? at The Colonial Theater, Bethlehem, NH on Friday, June 22nd at 7:30pm. The screening is part of the NH BURNED Barnstorming Tour, a grassroots campaign to expose the biomass energy industry’s destructive forest, energy, and climate practices. The screening is being sponsored by the Ammonoosuc Regional Energy Team and the NH Chapter of the Sierra Club, with grant support from Patagonia. Future NH screenings are scheduled to include Portsmouth, Concord, Hanover, and Plymouth. Admission in Bethlehem is by donation.

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New Hampshire’s “Best Historical Experience” Kicks Off its Twenty-Second Summer Season

Date: June 7th, 2018

New Hampshire’s “Best Historical Experience” Kicks Off its Twenty-Second Summer Season

TAMWORTH VILLAGE, NH, JUNE 6, 2018 -- Getting a jump on the official start of summer, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village kicks off its summer schedule on Saturday, June 16, offering a lineup of interactive, daily experiences that will continue Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., until Labor Day Weekend. On the same day, as a special thank you to New Hampshire residents for their support, the museum is offering free admission to those who present proof of NH residence when checking in. This is the third year the museum has held New Hampshire Appreciation Day.

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WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD ANNOUNCES 2018 LACONIA MOTORCYCLE WEEK SCHEDULE

Date: June 6th, 2018

WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD ANNOUNCES 2018 LACONIA MOTORCYCLE WEEK SCHEDULE

LINCOLN, NH – The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, based in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH, is pleased to announce it will once again offer a special train schedule for those attending the 95th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week scheduled for June 9-16, 2018.

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY SUMMER FESTIVALS AND EVENTS FILL THE CALENDAR IN MT WASHINGTON VALLEY, NH

Date: June 6th, 2018

FAMILY-FRIENDLY SUMMER FESTIVALS AND EVENTS FILL THE CALENDAR IN MT WASHINGTON VALLEY, NH

North Conway, NH – Throughout the spring and summer months, Mt Washington Valley welcomes thousands of families with plenty of incentives to visit this scenic corner of the White Mountains. Surrounded by 770,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest, the hiking, biking, waterfall tours, nature walks, scenic drives, rivers and valley vistas attract those who love the outdoors. And with more than 150 lodging properties, 75 restaurants, dozens of family attractions and more than 200 tax-free shops, boutiques and outlets, there’s plenty of reasons to plan a vacation in the Valley. Add in a full calendar of family-oriented and adventure sports festivals, and there’s even more of a reason to plan at least one visit to the Valley in the next few months.

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Cinema Paradiso at The Colonial

Date: June 4th, 2018

In 2015, to help celebrate The Colonial’s Centennial Anniversary, the Theatre took the opportunity to revisit some great films that were also having important birthdays. The Anniversary Series continues to bring great films to new audiences. As part of this continuing series, on Friday, June 8, the Colonial will screen Cinema Paradiso, a widely acclaimed film, about the power of the movies to influence lives and communities. The film has particular resonance given the Colonial’s long history in the North Country and current mission of community enrichment.

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June Events at Mount Washington

Date: May 31st, 2018

June Events at Mount Washington

Summer is in full swing at the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, and June is jam-packed with events for drivers, riders and runners.

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LOON MOUNTAIN RESORT TO OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FOR SCENIC GONDOLA RIDES, AERIAL FOREST ADVENTURE PARK, ZIPLINES & MORE

Date: May 21st, 2018

LINCOLN, NH (May 21, 2018) – Loon Mountain Resort will open for summer adventures – including New Hampshire’s longest scenic Gondola Skyride, Summit Adventures, and Aerial Forest Adventure Park – Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28). The resort will be open weekends only through June 17, with daily operations beginning Monday, June 18.

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HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROADS OPEN FOR WEEKENDS STARTING SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018

Date: May 16th, 2018

Lincoln, NH The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith and Weirs Beach, NH begin weekend operations on Saturday, May 26, 2018 – Memorial Day Weekend.

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Cranmore to Open for Summer Operations this Memorial Day Weekend

Date: May 15th, 2018

Cranmore Mountain will open for its eighth summer season on Saturday, May 26. Cranmore’s Mountain Adventure Park and Aerial Adventure Park offer a day’s worth of rides and activities for all ages, including a new attraction, Knockerball, plus new offerings at the summit.

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State tourism officials expect record revenues, record number of visitors during summer 2018

Date: May 11th, 2018

LACONIA — Aboard the M/S Mount Washington, the flagship of tourism in the Lakes Region, state officials made some bold predictions Thursday for the upcoming summer season, saying they expect 3.4 million visitors to come to New Hampshire who’ll spend nearly $2 billion while here.


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The Mt. Washington Auto Road Opens for its 158th Season on May 12

Date: May 11th, 2018

Pinkham Notch, NH — Just six weeks ago the Mt. Washington Auto Road was fully covered in snow, and it’s fleet of SnowCoaches were taking passengers above treeline in winter conditions. Since then, the road crew has been working full time with plows and heavy machinery to clear the Auto Road and prepare it for customers to drive themselves as soon as Mother Nature would allow. This year, She was kind to us with warm spring weather, although She threw in a few late-season snowstorms on the mountain just to keep things interesting.

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Candia Springs Adventure Park opens for the season on Saturday May 5, 2018!

Date: May 4th, 2018

ALL NEW for this season is our Guided Zipline Tours. We are the only attraction in the region to offer such a thrilling experience for our guests. Ziplines, an Aerial Adventure Forest, Pinzgauer Off-roading, a Waterpark, and a Water Challenge Course all in one location! With so many adventures to choose from at Candia, there’s something to thrill everyone!

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Ride the Rails on Mother’s Day Weekend

Date: May 3rd, 2018

North Conway-Conway Scenic Railroad is offering two departures to Bartlett on Mother’s Day, as well as on Saturday, May 12th. On both days, mom rides free in Coach when accompanied by one or more of her children. Mom rides free in First Class when accompanied by another paying adult. Complimentary appetizers will be served on the First Class cars.

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THE HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROADS PREPARE TO OPEN FOR THE 2018 SEASON

Date: May 2nd, 2018

THE HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROADS PREPARE TO OPEN FOR THE 2018 SEASON

Lincoln, NH – The Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is advising the public that the rail line between Lincoln, NH and Tilton, NH is now active for the 2018 season. Various train operations will take place from now through late December, including excursion trains, special tourist trains and other equipment moves.

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NORTH CONWAY, NH NOMINATED AS BEST SMALL TOWN FOR ADVENTURE BY USA TODAY/10 BEST

Date: May 2nd, 2018

NORTH CONWAY, NH NOMINATED AS BEST SMALL TOWN FOR ADVENTURE BY USA TODAY/10 BEST

North Conway, NH – Once again, North Conway has captured the attention of the local experts at USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. North Conway is presently in the running for Best Small Town for Adventure. Voting continues until May 14, 2018, and votes can be cast daily during that period. This is the second time in the past six months North Conway has been nominated for a 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award. Last November, North Conway was nominated as the Best Ski Town , and ended up being voted the #1 Ski Town in North America. The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s goal is to attain the same rating for the summertime adventure available not only in North Conway, but regionally in Mt Washington Valley, NH.

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