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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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Weathervane's Patchwork Players to Open Award-Winning POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL this Friday Inspired by The Little Rock Nine, this family friendly musical celebrates what makes us unique.

Date: July 13th, 2020

Weathervane's Patchwork Players to Open Award-Winning POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL this Friday Inspired by The Little Rock Nine, this family friendly musical celebrates what makes us unique.

WHITEFIELD, NH - July 13, 2020 -Weathervane Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini, Associate Artistic Director Robert H. Fowler, and Intern Program Director Marisa Kirby are proud to announce the 2020 Patchwork Players will present Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, opening this Friday at the Weathervane. This historically inspired musical reminds us our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

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HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD READY TO OPEN FOR THE SEASON Railroad Prepares To Welcome Guests While Carefully Following Recommended COVID-19 Guidelines

Date: June 15th, 2020

HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD READY TO OPEN FOR THE SEASON Railroad Prepares To Welcome Guests While Carefully Following Recommended COVID-19 Guidelines

Lincoln, NH - Following a delayed opening due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, New Hampshire businesses and attractions state-wide have been authorized by Governor Sununu to begin opening with restrictions recommended by State and Federal authorities. Among the attractions preparing to open is the popular Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad which is looking forward to welcoming their guests back and celebrating its 33rd season of operation.

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The Mt. Washington Auto Road Opens For Its 160th Season on June 11, 2020

Date: June 10th, 2020

The Mt. Washington Auto Road Opens For Its 160th Season on June 11, 2020

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH — Since 1861, Mount Washington’s “Road to the Sky” has been central to tourism here in New Hampshire. Originally opened for horse and carriage traffic, early travelers marveled at the amazing views from the Northeast’s highest peak, and the clean, fresh air that made the mountains such a desirable destination for early city dwellers. While the Mt. Washington Auto Road now caters to motorized vehicles, the Road maintains its original 7.6-mile course up the mountain, and will offer travelers the same amazing experience in 2020 as it has throughout its long history.

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AKUA BEACH RECEIVES APPROVAL TO REOPEN

Date: June 10th, 2020

AKUA BEACH RECEIVES APPROVAL TO REOPEN

Akua Beach, the only wave of its kind in New England, has received approval to open as of June 10th. Flowboarding and body boarding on
this world class attraction are great ways to kick off your summer fun. Rarely do you get the chance to experience an activity that brings
people together like a surfing simulator. It is perfect for team building, birthday parties, a reward for your team’s hard work, or a great way
to improve your skills. Since now is the time to get out and cool off, reserve your exclusive time block for your group of 10 or fewer riders.
Spaces will fill quickly, so contact us today to lock in your time!

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LITTLE VILLAGE TOY & BOOK SHOP UPDATED HOURS FOR JUNE

Date: June 2nd, 2020

(Littleton, NH)—Effective Monday, June 1, Little Village's new business hours will be as follows. Sunday and Monday, open 10 AM to 5 PM and closed on Tuesdays. Wednesday through Saturday, open 9 AM to 6 PM.

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Cheese Louise to open grilled cheese kiosk at Settlers Green in June

Date: May 29th, 2020

Cheese Louise to open grilled cheese kiosk at Settlers Green in June

May 22, 2020 (North Conway, NH) — Settlers Green is adding another gourmet option to its impressive list of locally owned and operated restaurants and cafes. Cheese Louise, the artisan grilled cheese eatery, will open a kiosk on June 19 in the courtyard near Timberland.

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THE HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD PREPARES TO OPEN FOR THE 2020 SEASON

Date: May 20th, 2020

THE HOBO & WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD PREPARES TO OPEN FOR THE 2020 SEASON

Lincoln, NH - The Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is advising the public that the 54 miles of rail between Tilton, NH and Lincoln, NH should now be considered active for the 2020 season. Various train operations will be taking place from now through December, including maintenance, excursion trains, special tourist trains and equipment moves.

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Weathervane Theatre to present virtual cabaret - The Weathervane Goes ‘Round

Date: May 18th, 2020

Weathervane Theatre to present virtual cabaret - The Weathervane Goes ‘Round

WHITEFIELD, NH - May 18, 2020 - Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and the Weathervane Theatre, a professional, award-winning, equity theatre in Whitefield, NH is proud to announce The Weathervane Goes ‘Round. Presented with Whitefield Public Library, this special virtual concert benefiting Weathervane Theatre will feature some of Weathervane’s most notable alumni including Elizabeth Stanley of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill .

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How the Auto Road Made Mount Washington for Everyone

Date: May 13th, 2020

NEW HAMPSHIRE PBS

NEWS RELEASE

(Durham, NH, May 12, 2020) - For over 150 years, the Mount Washington Auto Road has guided millions of visitors to the top of the highest peak in New England, developing a culture all its own along the way. In the upcoming New Hampshire PBS documentary MOUNT WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD TO THE SKY, Auto Road employees, historians and a variety of thrill-seekers celebrate the unlikely journey of this New England icon.

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LITTLE VILLAGE TOY & BOOK SHOP UPDATED HOURS AND SERVICES

Date: May 8th, 2020

(Littleton, NH)—Effective Thursday, May 14, Little Village's new business hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Services currently available include remote orders for curbside pickup,
shipping, and limited local delivery on Saturdays. Starting Thursday, May 14, in-store shopping by appointment will be available to customers.

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CLIMB TO THE CLOUDS HILLCLIMB RESCHEDULED TO JULY 8-11, 2021

Date: May 5th, 2020

CLIMB TO THE CLOUDS HILLCLIMB RESCHEDULED TO JULY 8-11, 2021

Pinkham Notch, NH – Officials with the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH, the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire and Subaru of America announced today that the Nation’s oldest automobile Hillclimb, the historic Mt. Washington Hillclimb, scheduled for July 9-12, 2020, has been rescheduled to July 8-11, 2021 due to concerns surrounding the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

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White Mountain National Forest to Open Trailheads

Date: May 1st, 2020

CAMPTON, NH May 1, 2020 – The White Mountain National Forest has re-opened several trail heads that were closed last week. The decision was based on safety concerns due to illegal parking while trailheads were closed, and to alleviate congestion on other locations during a continued demand for local recreation.

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White Mountain National Forest Shuts Down Some Busy Recreation Sites

Date: April 24th, 2020

White Mountain National Forest Shuts Down Some Busy Recreation Sites

CAMPTON, NH April 24, 2020–In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for physical distancing and to ensure health and safety of employees, visitors and volunteers, the White Mountain National Forest is shutting down several high use trailheads, day-use areas, and dispersed recreation facilities until further notice. While the White Mountain National Forest remains open, we are reminding the public to please recreate responsibly. New Hampshire has a Stay Safe at Home order in place and has asked the public to recreate locally.

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Broadway and Weathervane Veteran Kevin Smith Kirkwood to Star in CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! at Weathervane Theatre this Summer

Date: April 6th, 2020

Broadway and Weathervane Veteran Kevin Smith Kirkwood to Star in CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! at Weathervane Theatre this Summer

WHITEFIELD, NH - April 6, 2020 - Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and the Weathervane Theatre, a professional, award-winning, equity theatre in Whitefield, NH, is proud to announce Kevin Smith Kirkwood will perform his one person show - Classic Whitney: Alive! at Weathervane on Sunday, July 12 at 7:30 PM. Kirkwood, last seen on Broadway in Kinky Boots, was recently announced as director/choreographer of Weathervane’s summer production of Kinky Boots. Previous to Kirkwood’s Broadway turn he was a member of Weathervane Theatre’s Resident Acting Company for three seasons. Weathervane credits include Big River, The Wiz, Violet, and his New Hampshire Theatre Alliance award-winning performance of Angel in RENT.

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MT WASHINGTON AVALANCHE CENTER ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF CUTLER RIVER DRAINAGE AREA IN TUCKERMAN RAVINE-To address crowding, key sections of Tuckerman Ravine are closed for the season

Date: March 31st, 2020

MT WASHINGTON AVALANCHE CENTER ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF CUTLER RIVER DRAINAGE AREA IN TUCKERMAN RAVINE-To address crowding, key sections of Tuckerman Ravine are closed for the season

North Conway, NH – In any other year, overflowing parking lots in Pinkham Notch, NH would have been the norm in early spring. After all, when the lifts close, skiers and riders flock to Tuckerman Ravine, one of the most popular backcountry ski destinations in the East. However, this is not a typical year. Ski areas throughout the country are closed, and skiers and riders are flocking earlier and in greater numbers to the well-loved backcountry terrain in Tuckerman Ravine. With stay-at-home orders from New Hampshire Governor Sununu in response to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the U.S. Forest Service’s Mt Washington Avalanche Center were distressed over the weekend to see the number of cars overflowing in the parking areas in Pinkham Notch – the trail head for accessing Tuckerman Ravine. Thus, in an effort to address the inevitable crowds flowing into the popular Tuckerman Ravine area, the Cutler River Drainage Area - including the section extending from Lunch Rocks to the top of the Headwall, where it meets the Alpine Garden Trail - has been closed. The closure includes skiing and riding the Lip and Sluice too. The closure will continue until melt out. Essentially, this eliminates access to skiing and riding in the popular Tuckerman Ravine for the season.

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Appalachian Mountain Club presents artist Rebecca Klementovich

Date: March 13th, 2020

Appalachian Mountain Club presents artist Rebecca Klementovich

BRETTON WOODS, N.H.- - The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch is the setting for a showing of Rebecca Klementovich artwork. Her work will be on display from April 4, 2020 through July 3, 2020 in the Mt. Willard Dining Room. The exhibit is free and open to the public. An opening reception is set for Saturday, April 4, from 4;30 p.m. to 6 p.m. with dinner available for purchase that evening.

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Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds: North America’s Toughest 10K is a Huge Success

Date: March 9th, 2020

Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds: North America’s Toughest 10K is a Huge Success

Pinkham Notch, NH— During its 24-year history, Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds has grown to become one of New Hampshire’s most iconic winter sporting events. First held in 1997 as Ski to the Clouds, the race quickly became regarded as North America’s Toughest 10K—due primarily to the fact that the final 6 kilometers climbs over 2,200 vertical feet up the Mt. Washington Auto Road.

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Broadway and Weathervane Veteran Kevin Smith Kirkwood to Direct and Choreograph KINKY BOOTS at Weathervane Theatre

Date: March 5th, 2020

Broadway and Weathervane Veteran Kevin Smith Kirkwood to Direct and Choreograph KINKY BOOTS at Weathervane Theatre

WHITEFIELD, NH - February 27, 2020 - Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and the Weathervane Theatre, a professional, award-winning, equity theatre in Whitefield, NH, is proud to announce Kevin Smith Kirkwood will direct and choreograph Kinky Boots as part of Season 55. Kirkwood was a cast member of the Broadway production for the entirety of its incredible six year run. Previous to Kirkwood’s Broadway turn he was a member of Weathervane Theatre’s Resident Acting Company for three seasons. Weathervane credits include Big River, The Wiz, Violet, and his New Hampshire Theatre Alliance award-winning performance of Angel in RENT.

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Jean’s at North Country Center for the Arts Welcomes New Board/Partners and Renewal

Date: March 5th, 2020

Jean’s at North Country Center for the Arts Welcomes New Board/Partners and Renewal

Lincoln’s professional Playhouse welcomed new Trustees to their Board, and a new Board President at their recent meeting, held in the RiverWalk Resort boardroom as one of many fresh steps in their vision for 2020.

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Great Glen Trails Hosts a Huge Week of Youth Nordic Ski Racing

Date: March 5th, 2020

Great Glen Trails Hosts a Huge Week of Youth Nordic Ski Racing

Pinkham Notch, NH— This week, Great Glen Trails has been the epicenter of youth Nordic ski racing in New England. With prime snow conditions here in Pinkham Notch, groomed to perfection by the Great Glen Trails staff, kids from elementary through high school are competing in multiple categories of Nordic racing.

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The Sunset Concert Series returns to the Theater in the Wood

Date: March 5th, 2020

The Sunset Concert Series returns to the Theater in the Wood

INTERVALE, NH – Returning to the Theater in the Wood for the second summer in a row is the Sunset Concert Series presented by Moat Mountain Brewing Company! This exciting nine-week music series at the unique and intimate Theater in the Wood will be one any type of music fan in the valley will want to check out. Whether you enjoy soul, rock and roll, grunge, reggae, or country, there is something for everyone.

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Great Glen Trails Hosts a Huge Week of Youth Nordic Ski Racing

Date: March 3rd, 2020

New England Bill Koch League Festival: February 29 and March 1, 2020

NHIAA Cross-Country State Championships: March 3 and 4, 2020

Pinkham Notch, NH— This week, Great Glen Trails has been the epicenter of youth Nordic ski racing in New England. With prime snow conditions here in Pinkham Notch, groomed to perfection by the Great Glen Trails staff, kids from elementary through high school are competing in multiple categories of Nordic racing.

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