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“Holler Folk” Comes to The Colonial

Date: May 24th, 2019

“Holler Folk” Comes to The Colonial

With the support of Moat Mountain Brewing, the newly renovated Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH is pleased to present The Ghost of Paul Revere with special guest The Jason Spooner Band, Friday, May 31.

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NH State Parks provides Hiker Shuttle at Franconia Notch State Park

Date: May 24th, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire State Parks is announcing the pilot hiker-shuttle service will be provided again this year in Franconia Notch State Park. This service offers a safe and legal alternative to parking on Interstate 93 for people visiting the Franconia Notch and the White Mountain National Forest.

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Sixth generation family member named Assistant General Manager of the oldest tourist attraction in North America

Date: May 24th, 2019

Sixth generation family member named Assistant General Manager  of the oldest tourist attraction in North America

Green’s Grant, NH – The owners of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, known as the oldest man-made tourist attraction in North America, on Saturday formalized the recommendation of management to promote Tobey Reichert to the position of Assistant General Manager. Reichert was initially hired in 2016 with the aim of his someday taking the reins of the family company. Long-time General Manager, Howie Wemyss will work with Reichert to insure a smooth transition when the time comes for Wemyss’ retirement.

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Colonial Hires New Assistant Director

Date: May 17th, 2019

Colonial Hires New Assistant Director

The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem is pleased to announce that, after an extensive job search, the new position of Assistant Director for Advancement and Marketing has been accepted by Christine Kelly.

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ECONOMIC STUDY REVEALS IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL TOURIST RAILROAD TO REGIONAL ECONOMY

Date: May 17th, 2019

ECONOMIC STUDY REVEALS IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL TOURIST RAILROAD TO REGIONAL ECONOMY

Lincoln, NH – In a week where the Transcontinental Railroad celebrated its 150th Anniversary, an Excursion Railroad Economic Impact Analysis was released by Stone Consulting, Inc. of Warren, PA. The study, commissioned by the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, highlights the significance of the heritage based tourist attraction for jobs creation and economic development regionally. The Railroad, which operates excursions from Lincoln, Meredith & Weirs Beach, New Hampshire, accounts for more than $17.4 million dollars in total economic impact annually, and affects the equivalent of nearly 380 full and part time jobs in the restaurant, lodging, hospitality and retail sectors.

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Memorial Weekend Heats Up with Comedy and Music at Jean’s, May 25 & 26

Date: May 17th, 2019

Memorial Weekend Heats Up with Comedy and Music at Jean’s, May 25 & 26

Live onstage at the North Country Center for the Arts at Jean’s in Lincoln: two big holiday weekend shows deliver top entertainment, with Saturday night comedy and Sunday night blues and

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Adventure Awaits as Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves Opens for the 2019 Season

Date: May 9th, 2019

Adventure Awaits as Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves Opens for the 2019 Season

North Woodstock, NH- Winter's snow has finally melted, reawakening the mountain landscape in Kinsman Notch. Budding trees, rushing water, and chirping birds signify the start of Spring at Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves, open daily May 10. This is the 167th season for the popular attraction often referred to as one of New Hampshire's most scenic natural wonders.

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New England’s Premier Mountain Bike Race Returns For 2020!

Date: May 8th, 2019

New England’s Premier Mountain Bike Race Returns For 2020!

Pinkham Notch, NH — For two decades, mountain bikers from across the country ventured to the base of Mount Washington in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire to compete in the 24 Hours of Great Glen. This epic, round-the-clock race was the first of its kind in New England, following a specially-designed course at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center with a mixture of fast-paced gravel carriage roads and technical single track. First held in 1995 with a modest 11 teams, the event steadily grew to more than 180 teams and 500 participants for its last running in 2015.

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Colonial’s REEL Outdoors Series Begins May 10

Date: May 3rd, 2019

Colonial’s REEL Outdoors Series Begins May 10

The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem will kick-off the 32019 REEL Outdoors Film Series Friday, May 10 with the aptly titled REEL Rock 13 Film Tour. Founded in 2006 by filmmakers Josh Lowell (Big UP Productions) and Peter Mortimer (Sender Films), the REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences throughout the world. The film tour is the definitive annual event for climbing communities globally. REEL ROCK 13 blazes across the planet with a brand new collection of the year’s best climbing films, delivering jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor.

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Mt. Washington Auto Road Spring Clearing 2019

Date: May 1st, 2019

Mt. Washington Auto Road Spring Clearing 2019

Pinkham Notch, NH— Following a spectacular winter in the White Mountains, the road crew at the Mt. Washington Auto Road has been busy clearing the historic mountain road in preparation for its 2019 summer season. The spring road clearing is an annual ritual, and with snowpacks reaching 20-plus feet in some areas, the job can take a month or more to complete.

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COLONIAL BLASTS OFF FOR A NEW SEASON

Date: April 25th, 2019

COLONIAL BLASTS OFF FOR A NEW SEASON

On Saturday, May 4, the newly renovated Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH will open for its 104th consecutive season with more movies, more music, and more fun than ever before.

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Taste of Tuscany Coming to Cranmore

Date: April 18th, 2019

CONWAY — Cranmore has announced the inaugural Cranmore Food and Wine Event, hosted by Chef Vito Marcello with special guest Salvatore Ferragamo, vintner from Il Borro Wines in Tuscany, Italy.

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Arts Jubilee Presents

Date: April 16th, 2019

NORTH CONWAY — Art Jubilee will present their annual Music in the Schools program in elementary schools throughout the Mt. Washington Valley on April 29th through May 3rd. Each year, Arts Jubilee brings a solo performer or group to area schools to offer an enriching educational experience for students. The Arts Jubilee Board of Directors considers it both an honor and a responsibility to provide this cultural exposure for our local kids. This year’s performance will be by local favorites, Dennis O’Neil & Davey Armstrong. During the week, ‘Dennis & Davey’ will be visiting Brownfield-Denmark, Freedom, Jackson, Kennett Middle School, Madison, Molly Ockett, New Suncook, and Pine Tree.

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Cranmore Mountain Resort Records Longest Season in its 81-Year History

Date: April 11th, 2019

Cranmore Mountain Resort Records Longest Season in its 81-Year History

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. – A series of winter storms, totaling 107 inches of snowfall, and consistent cold temperatures allowing near nonstop snowmaking, helped Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, N.H., register the longest ski season in its 81-year history.

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

Date: April 9th, 2019

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

North Conway, NH – North Conway, at the center of Mt Washington Valley, NH, has captured the attention of the local experts at USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards once again. North Conway is presently in the running for Best Small Town for Adventure, 2019. The announcement was made on April 8th, and voting continues until May 5, 2019. Votes may be cast daily during this period. North Conway is the only New England town nominated this year for the Best Small Town for Adventure.

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Conway Scenic Railroad opens for its 45th season Saturday, April 13th.

Date: April 5th, 2019

Conway Scenic Railroad opens for its 45th season Saturday, April 13th.

North Conway, NH……..Conway Scenic Railroad opens for its 45th season Saturday, April 13th. There will be two “Valley Train” excursions, both to Conway, with departures at 11:30 and 1:30, approximately 1 hour roundtrip each. Trains run weekends only until May 4th, when daily operations begin.

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Wicked Fresh bringing “FIRE” to Settlers Green with new restaurant and two food kiosks

Date: April 3rd, 2019

Wicked Fresh bringing “FIRE” to Settlers Green with new restaurant and two food kiosks

March 29, 2019 (North Conway, NH) – Almost two years after Wicked Fresh Craft Burgers made its debut in North Conway, local owners, the Iannuzzi and Rassi families, are expanding into Settlers Green with a new restaurant and two food kiosks to open in June 2019.

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Tentative Closing Dates for New Hampshire Ski Areas

Date: April 2nd, 2019

Snowfall and cold temperatures have been largely consistent since late October and has set NH’s ski areas up for a spring ski season in which skiers and riders will revel.

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WREN Emerges From Hibernation

Date: April 1st, 2019

WREN Emerges From Hibernation

After budget challenges late last year compelled a three-month shutdown and a need to reinvent itself for the future, the nonprofit Bethlehem-based Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network is emerging from its hibernation with a new focus and is developing a sustainable path forward.

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Fred Marple and Frost Heaves: Signs of Spring in Lincoln

Date: March 21st, 2019

Fred Marple and Frost Heaves: Signs of Spring in Lincoln

Humorist and town promoter of the mythical “Frost Heaves,” Fred Marple, brings his Yankee perspective to the stage at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln on April 6.

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Barrel Tasting Weekend returns to the Lakes and Mountain Regions

Date: March 18th, 2019

New Hampshire’s Lakes and Mountain Region wineries, breweries, and distilleries have joined together to bring back a favorite area event, Barrel Tasting Weekend, May 3-5, 2019. Discover the many unique local craft beverages being produced throughout our area as you tour and taste at ten craft beverage producers over the course of Barrel Tasting Weekend.

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Apple Tree Pruning Workshop Offered March 17 at the Rocks Estate

Date: March 11th, 2019

*Due to the fire at The Rocks the first part of the program will take place at Bretzfelder Park, 581 Street in Bethlehem NH 03574. Please meet us at the classroom at Bretzfelder at 10 a.m.

BETHLEHEM, N.H.—The Rocks will offer a workshop on pruning apple trees March 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The program is aimed toward anyone who has apple trees growing in their fields or yard,with a focus on releasing and pruning the trees to improve wildlife habitat.

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Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day A Huge Success

Date: March 11th, 2019

Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day A Huge Success

Pinkham Notch, NH— Held on Saturday, March 9th, the third-annual Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day was an event which celebrated active lives, and promoted the spirit of giving. Participants made a donation to the charity of their choice, and then enjoyed a day of Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on our scenic trail system. Our old-fashioned tubing hill was a big hit for all ages, and a catered lunch was served in our cozy base lodge. For those participants who donated $50 or more, we thanked them with an exciting ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach.

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White Mountain Summit: NASJA Greets Mt. Washington

Date: March 8th, 2019

White Mountain Summit: NASJA Greets Mt. Washington

North Conway, New Hampshire, March 4, 2019

Members of NASJA (North American Snowsports Journalists Association) had the White Mountain Summit in New Hampshire in early March attracting 21 participants. Trip coordinator Roger Lohr commented, “It was a different type of NASJA meeting but it was exactly like my family ski trips where we enjoy different activities throughout weekend.”

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Ski Into Spring at NH Resorts with Fun Events & Mid-Season Conditions

Date: March 7th, 2019

Ski Into Spring at NH Resorts with Fun Events & Mid-Season Conditions

Conway, NH—As spring begins to establish itself in the mountains of New Hampshire, ski areas throughout the state welcome bluebird skies and longer days (and longer ski area operating hours). While snow has only recently carpeted the southern reaches of NH and other areas of Southern New England, snowfall and cold temperatures have been largely consistent since late October further north, and this has set NH’s ski areas up for a spring ski season in which skiers and riders will revel. Resorts celebrate spring by offering discounts on tickets and passes, and by hosting events galore including free concerts, après ski parties, pond skimming and more. For those looking to try New Hampshire’s state sport for the first time, spring’s sunny skies and warmer temperatures make it a great time to learn to ski or snowboard.

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