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Weathervane Theatre Receives $20,000 from New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to Revitalize Family Programming and Arts Accessibility

Date: February 8th, 2021

Weathervane Theatre Receives $20,000 from New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to Revitalize Family Programming and Arts Accessibility

WHITEFIELD, NH - February 8, 2021 - New Hampshire’s award-winning Weathervane Theatre is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the Local Grants Program of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund through The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

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60th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race Mt. Washington Auto Road JUNE 19th and 20th, 2021

Date: February 1st, 2021

60th Northeast Delta Dental  Mount Washington Road Race  Mt. Washington Auto Road JUNE 19th and 20th, 2021

After cancelling in 2020, the historic 60th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race is planning for a weekend of racing. As COVID 19 continues to persist, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is preparing for the worst while hoping for the best. In consideration of the safety of participants, drivers, and staff, a staggered two day start has been implemented. The women’s race will be held Saturday, June 19th. The men’s race is scheduled for Sunday, June 20th. In addition to the two race days, both races will stagger starting times from 7am until 9am with chip timing to thin out the participants and maintain distance.

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Recognition for Jean’s Playhouse Artistic Director

Date: January 29th, 2021

Recognition for Jean’s Playhouse Artistic Director

North Country Center for the Arts is delighted to announce that Artistic Director, Joel Mercier, is among the awardees recognized statewide as one of the outstanding “Forty under 40.”

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Leadership Transition at The Colonial Theatre A New Year, a New Executive Director, a New Chapter

Date: January 27th, 2021

Leadership Transition at The Colonial Theatre A New Year, a New Executive Director, a New Chapter

In 1946, almost seventy-four years ago to the day, the New York Times reviewed Frank Capra’s film “It’s a Wonderful Life”, describing it as a “quaint and engaging modern parable on virtue being its own reward” with a “whole slew of cozy small-town characters who have gone through a lot”. One need look no further than 2050 Main Street in Bethlehem, New Hampshire—the home of The Colonial Theatre—for the real-life story of our own pioneering man of great optimism, persistence and dedication to his community. That man is Stephen Dignazio, who has been bringing people together at The Colonial for twenty years, enriching our lives with live music, thought-provoking and entertaining films, and the opportunity to soak up Bethlehem’s past in a historically significant venue.

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Bethlehem: Forest Society Highlights Complete Vision For Rocks Estate

Date: January 26th, 2021

BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Planning Board has approved the site plan for the major renovation advancing at The Rocks Estate.

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Out of the Box Theatrics and Weathervane Theatre Original Holiday Anthology A NEW YORK HOLIDAY MINUTE Premieres Monday, December 14th

Date: December 7th, 2020

Out of the Box Theatrics and Weathervane Theatre Original Holiday Anthology A NEW YORK HOLIDAY MINUTE Premieres Monday, December 14th

WHITEFIELD, NH - December 7, 2020 - New Hampshire’s award-winning Weathervane Theatre and acclaimed Off-Broadway theatre company Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB)’s virtual co-production of A NEW YORK HOLIDAY MINUTE premieres this Monday. This 90-minute original holiday anthology will livestream December 14 - 18 and December 20 at 5:30 and 7:30 PM ET.

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Settlers Green announces its new general manager

Date: December 7th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 4, 2020 (North Conway, NH) – OVP Management, Inc. is delighted to announce that Michael Mitchroney is the new general manager of Settlers Green in North Conway, NH.

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The Mount Washington Cog Railway announces a new winter train schedule and enhanced winter recreation facilities!

Date: December 1st, 2020

The Mount Washington Cog Railway announces a new winter train schedule and enhanced winter recreation facilities!

Mt. Washington, New Hampshire – The Mount Washington Cog Railway will be running weekend and holiday week rail excursions over the 2020-2021 winter season. In past years, the Railway normally closed for passenger service from December to March.

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Hobo Railroad Adds 11am Santa Express Trains to Existing 2020 Schedule-Now Offering Santa Express Trains at 11am and 1pm on Friday, Nov. 27th and on all Previously Scheduled Saturday Dates

Date: November 19th, 2020

Hobo Railroad Adds 11am Santa Express Trains to Existing 2020 Schedule-Now Offering Santa Express Trains at 11am and 1pm on Friday, Nov. 27th and on all Previously Scheduled Saturday Dates

LINCOLN, NH – The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH is excited to announce they have added 11am Santa Express Trains to their schedule on Friday, November 27th as well as all existing Saturday dates which include November 28th, December 5th, 12th & 19th, 2020.

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Out of the Box Theatrics and Weathervane Theatre Collaborate on Original Holiday Play A NEW YORK HOLIDAY MINUTE-This original holiday anthology will livestream December 14 - 18 and December 20 at 5:30 and 7:30 PM ET.

Date: November 17th, 2020

Out of the Box Theatrics and Weathervane Theatre Collaborate on Original Holiday Play A NEW YORK HOLIDAY MINUTE-This original holiday anthology will livestream December 14 - 18 and December 20 at 5:30 and 7:30 PM ET.

WHITEFIELD, NH - November 16, 2020 - New Hampshire’s award-winning Weathervane Theatre and acclaimed Off-Broadway theatre company Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB) are proud to announce the virtual co-production of A NEW YORK HOLIDAY MINUTE. This 90-minute original holiday anthology will livestream December 14 - 18 and December 20 at 5:30 and 7:30 PM ET.

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Hobo Railroad Announces 2020 Santa Express Train Schedule

Date: October 30th, 2020

Hobo Railroad Announces 2020 Santa Express Train Schedule

LINCOLN, NH – The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH is excited to announce the schedule for their 2020 Santa Express Trains which begin the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 27, and depart weekends at 1:00pm through Sunday, December 20, 2020.

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HOBO RAILROAD IN LINCOLN, NH ANNOUNCES TWO NEW HALLOWEEN TRAINS OCT 31st Wear Your Favorite Costume and Ride the Hoboooo Express in Lincoln, NH At 11am & 1pm!

Date: October 26th, 2020

HOBO RAILROAD IN LINCOLN, NH ANNOUNCES TWO NEW HALLOWEEN TRAINS OCT 31st Wear Your Favorite Costume and Ride the Hoboooo Express in Lincoln, NH At 11am & 1pm!

The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH announced today they have added the first-ever "Hoboooo Express" trains to their October 2020 Fall schedule!

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Weathervane Theatre to Hold Yard Sale

Date: October 6th, 2020

Weathervane Theatre to Hold Yard Sale

WHITEFIELD, NH - October 5, 2020 - Weathervane Theatre announces a yard sale to be held Saturday, October 10 on the wooden patio in front of the Weathervane from 8am - 12pm. In case of rain the event will be moved into the lobby. Weathervane Theatre is located at 389 Lancaster Rd., Whitefield, NH 03598.

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New Hampshire’s Ski Area COVID Guidance Released Governor Sununu announced COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for NH ski areas to be implemented statewide.

Date: October 5th, 2020

New Hampshire’s Ski Area COVID Guidance Released Governor Sununu announced COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for NH ski areas to be implemented statewide.

CONWAY, NH (October 2, 2020)—This afternoon the Reopening Guidance for NH Ski Areas was released by the Office of Governor Sununu, and ski areas around the state are looking forward to continuing to develop their operating plans for this year around the guidance provided.

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Looking Forward to New Hampshire’s 2020/21 Ski Season Ski areas expect a strong season with operational changes and safety measures in place.

Date: September 14th, 2020

Looking Forward to New Hampshire’s 2020/21 Ski Season Ski areas expect a strong season with operational changes and safety measures in place.

CONWAY, NH—Ski areas in New Hampshire are gearing up for the 2020-21 ski season and are developing plans to keep guests and staff alike safe. And while ski area operators are optimistic about offering skiing, riding, and other on-site activities this winter, visitors should expect things to look and work differently.

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Weathervane Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Opening on Wednesday, September 9th and Friday, September 11th these two productions will run in alternating rep through October 11th.

Date: September 8th, 2020

Weathervane Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Opening on Wednesday, September 9th and Friday, September 11th these two productions will run in alternating rep through October 11th.

WHITEFIELD, NH - September 7, 2020 -Weathervane Theatre’s inaugural alternating repertory fall season starts this week with Little Shop of Horrors on Wednesday, September 9 at 7PM and Miracle on South Division Street on Friday, September 11 at 7PM. These productions will run in alternating repertory through October 11th.

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NH Apple Season Officially Opens Labor Day Weekend Welcomes a NH Fall Tradition

Date: September 4th, 2020

Hollis, NH: The NH Fruit Growers Association (NHFGA) announces the start of NH apple season, NH’s delicious fall tradition. Ushered in with the change of seasons and Labor Day weekend, NH farms and orchards welcome the public with early season apples and pick-your-own.

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HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD ANNOUNCES 2020 FALL SCHEDULE

Date: September 1st, 2020

HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD ANNOUNCES 2020 FALL SCHEDULE

LINCOLN, NH - The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH, recently announced their Fall schedule which begins the week after Labor Day, starting the week of September 7, 2020.

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Weathervane Offers Free Musical Revue to the Public to Kick Off Inaugural Fall Season

Date: September 1st, 2020

Weathervane Offers Free Musical Revue to the Public to Kick Off Inaugural Fall Season

(WHITEFIELD, NH) – The Weathervane Theatre is thrilled to announce this year’s performance of the annual Bubble and Squeak will once again be free to the public thanks to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a leading not-for-profit health services company in New England.

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Labor Day Weekend: Triple the Laughs at Jean’s with Comedy Show

Date: August 28th, 2020

Labor Day Weekend: Triple the Laughs at Jean’s with Comedy Show

The last long holiday weekend wrap to the summer traditionally brings Boston area comedians to Lincoln, and – despite pandemic times – this year is no exception. The North Country Center for the Arts will welcome Comedy Host Greg Boggis and two popular stand-up comics, Sunday, September 6 at 7:30 pm onstage at Jean’s Playhouse.

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Weathervane Theatre Endorsed by Actors’ Equity Association to mount first indoor theatrical production since COVID-19

Date: August 24th, 2020

Weathervane Theatre Endorsed by Actors’ Equity Association to mount first indoor theatrical production since COVID-19

WHITEFIELD, NH - August 24, 2020 -Weathervane Theatre and Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union representing American Actors and Stage Managers in the theatre, is proud to announce Weathervane Theatre will be the first theatre since COVID-19 to mount a full-fledged production indoors in front of an audience featuring members of the union. This September and October Weathervane will utilize over half a dozen members in their inaugural fall alternating rep season consisting of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET, and THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND. Directors for these projects include Weathervane Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini (MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET), Broadway’s Amiee Turner (THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND), and Broadway’s Kevin Smith Kirkwood (LITTLE SHOP).

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WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD ANNOUNCES 2020 LACONIA MOTORCYCLE WEEK TRAIN SCHEDULE

Date: August 17th, 2020

WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD ANNOUNCES 2020 LACONIA MOTORCYCLE WEEK TRAIN SCHEDULE

LINCOLN, NH - The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, based in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH, announced today it will once again offer train service during the Laconia Motorcycle Week scheduled for August 22-30, 2020. For the first time in many years though, the Railroad will offer train service every day of the 9-day event with 1- and 2-hour train rides along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee from Meredith and Weirs Beach.

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Weathervane Kicks Off 55th Summer Season

Date: August 3rd, 2020

Weathervane Kicks Off 55th Summer Season

WHITEFIELD, NH - August 3, 2020 -Weathervane Theatre kicks off its 55th anniversary season this week with the openings of three productions - Nice Work If You Can Get It, Speech & Debate, and Heathers: the Musical. Due to COVID-19 these productions are being live streamed; however a handful of in-person tickets are available for patrons to be part of the live capture audience. These productions will run in alternating rep August 3 - August 28.

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Weathervane Announces Speak Up, Sing Out: Voices of Generations United

Date: July 27th, 2020

Weathervane Announces Speak Up, Sing Out: Voices of Generations United

WHITEFIELD, NH - July 27, 2020 -Weathervane Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini is proud to announce Speak Up, Sing Out: Voices of Generations United - Weathervane’s first ever drive in concert. This free event will take place Saturday, August 1 at 8:30 PM outside the Weathervane Theatre.

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Weathervane Announces In Person seating for Summer Mainstage Season

Date: July 22nd, 2020

Weathervane Announces In Person seating for Summer Mainstage Season

WHITEFIELD, NH - July 20, 2020 -Weathervane Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini is proud to announce in-person seating will be available for performances of the Gerswhin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, Stephen Karam’s acclaimed comedy Speech & Debate, and Heathers: The Musical - the darkly delicious musical based on the 1988 Winona Ryder/Christian Slater cult film.

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