FINAL CALL FOR THE 19TH ANNUAL 24 HOURS OF GREAT GLEN

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center welcomes back the 12 & 24 Hours of Great Glen for its 19th season on August 9th and 10th. The unique mountain bike race is wrapped into a weekend-long mountain bike festival enticing intermediate and hardcore racers to tackle single-track and carriage roads of Great Glen Trails at the base of Mt. Washington.

Each year the race incorporates a theme, which just happens to be circus related this year, and is appropriately named “The Greatest Show on Dirt”. Competitors and their crews are invited to join the festival-like weekend with free camping and kayaking as well as a full slate of activities and offerings planned for the weekend, including a gigantic festival tent, expo area, movie night, face painting, numerous circus-themed games, and much more. In 2013, which featured a beach party theme and atmosphere, over 100 teams and 300 competitors logged over 16,000 miles during race weekend.

Registration is still available online through August 6 and includes RealTime scoring (results provided by Granny Gear Productions), RFID card for each team member, onsite camping from Friday, August 8 through Monday morning, August 11, event t-shirt for each team member, a ticket to Saturday evenings meal catered by Moat Mountain Smokehouse, a digital copy of on course photos taken by a professional photographer, 24/7 access to water and portable toilets, hot showers and a bike wash station, access to all festival activities, eligibility for finisher awards & prizes, entry into the 24 Hours of Great Glen post event raffle, and more.

This year’s sponsors include Red Jersey Cyclery, The Bike Shop, Hammer Nutrition, Lucy Hardware, Light & Motion Bike Lights,  Dasani, White Mountain Cupcakery, Exposure Lights USA, Clif Bar, The Conway Daily Sun, Coca-Cola, MonkeyLectric, Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort and Porky Gulch Bike Shop with additional businesses signing on weekly.

Volunteers are still needed and can contact Steven Iannuzzi for details at email steven.iannuzzi@mt-washington.com. Updates, course descriptions, maps and additional information can be found on the new Facebook site, online at http://www.24hoursofgreatglen.com or by calling (603) 466-2333.

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, is found at the base of Mt. Washington. Offering an abundance of outdoor activities for people at all skill levels, the Center has programs and resources for adventure in every season in the White Mountains. For more information, visit http://www.GreatGlenTrails.com.

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Date Change for Slow Food Saco Valley’s Fields on the Saco Dinner

FIELDS ON THE SACO logo

Slow Food Saco Valley would like to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control we need to change the date for our 7th Annual Fields on the Saco dinner. The dinner will be on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at the Barn at Hardy Farm in Fryeburg Maine

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you to see you in October. Slow Food Saco Valley, the newest Slow Food Chapter in the region, presents this fabulous five course meal and event held this year at the Barn at Hardy Farm in Fryeburg Maine. By taking the products grown and harvested fresh from several neighboring New Hampshire and Maine farms and sourcing the talents of award-winning chefs you are sure to be amazed with this meal.

Join us on October 19th for the Seventh Annual Fields on the Saco, a special event honoring the land, our community and your discriminating taste. Beverages and appetizers provided by volunteer servers will begin at 4:30pm while you mingle with friends on the beautiful grounds on the Hardy Farm and dinner will be served at 5:30pm with live music throughout the evening. On this night, everything that touches your taste buds will have been raised on the fertile ground of several bordering family farms in Maine and New Hampshire, for a taste that is truly local.

Tickets for the event are available directly on the events page of our website http://www.SlowFoodSacoValley.org or by calling Jenn at 603-387-5538. Locally sourced beverages will be provided for the event. Proceeds from the 2014 Fields on the Saco will benefit the Slow Food Saco Valley Chapter. Slow Food is a non-profit organization that supports good, clean, fair food through community events like this one, for more information on Slow Food visit www.slowfoodusa.org and follow us on Facebook at “Slow Food Saco Valley”.

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Wine Tasting at The Good Beer Store!

Wine Tasting at
The Good Beer Store!

Thursday July 31,2014

 

4:30pm – 6:30pm

We will be tasting wine from Tannery Wine Distributor. Our Tastings are always Free and Fun!!

Bring a friend!

Thursday July 31, 2014

430pm – 630pm

The Good Beer Store

285 Main St.

Fryeburg Maine 04037

 

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SANTA’S VILLAGE EARNS A SPOT AS ONE OF THE ‘TOP 25 AMUSEMENT PARKS – U.S.’ IN TRIP ADVISOR 2014 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Santa’s Village was recently recognized as one of the top twenty-five amusement parks in the United States. The children’s theme park in the White Mountains of New Hampshire earned the spot in the Travelers’ Choice awards from contributors to TripAdvisor, the consumer-review web site for destinations worldwide.  TripAdvisor headlines its Travelers’ Choice winners as, “Millions of reviews. Nothing but the best.”

 

With an approval rating of over ninety-six percent from its reviewers, Santa’s Village is one of only two independent family-owned parks to make the 2014 list. The nation’s largest park operators dominate the rankings, including Disney, Universal, Busch Gardens, Sea World, and Six Flags.  The entire roster of “Top 25 Amusement Parks – U.S.” Travelers’ Choice winners can be viewed online at http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions.

 

Santa’s Village opened in 1953, two years before Disneyland, and is now in its third generation of ownership and management by its founding family.  Over more than sixty years of operation it has continued to evolve into a modern children’s theme park while maintaining its rural charm and evergreen forest setting. Visiting with Santa and his reindeer in their summer home is complemented by dozens of additional attractions: family amusement rides, live performances and theater shows, gift shops, flower gardens, a children’s water park, and numerous dining options with homemade items such as gingerbread cookies and ice cream.

 

Santa’s Village is located at 528 Presidential Highway, in Jefferson, NH. Its season stretches from late May to mid December, and the all-inclusive admission fee in 2014 is $29 per person for ages four and above. The phone number is 603-586-4445, and the web site is santasvillage.com

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PLANS UNDERWAY FOR COMMUNITY-WIDE EVENT TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER

Inspirational Event Will Kickoff the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®

On Wednesday, July 30th, 5:30pm mingle 6:00-7:00pm program community leaders, business employees, volunteers and cancer survivors will join the American Cancer Society at the North Conway Community Center to pledge their support to fight breast cancer. During an inspirational Kickoff marking the beginning of North Conway’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event season, breast cancer survivors, local doctors and American Cancer Society volunteers will challenge the community to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer by getting involved in the Making Strides of North Conway. Anyone interested in forming or joining a team or just to learn more is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided by Flatbread Company.
Mark your calendars for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be held Sunday, October 19th at Whitaker Woods Home Site. The event will unite the community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of prevention and early detection, raise funds for the fight to end breast cancer, and commemorate more than two decades of making a difference in the fight to end breast cancer. There is no fee to register.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive4.5 mile walk (with a 2 mile option) that unites hundreds of women, men and children in the community to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer while offering hope to all people facing the disease. The North Conway walk route takes walkers through North Conway Village along Route 16 South to Depot Road, back north on the North/South Road to Mechanic Street to Pine Street and then into Whitaker Woods for the last 2.5 miles.

In 2013, the American Cancer Society celebrated its 100th birthday – 100 years of saving lives and recognizing the lifesaving progress made. Join us and make a commitment to get loud by taking more action. Silence won’t finish the fight – only action will. By supporting Making Strides you can take action and help the Society to finish the fight against breast cancer.

Planning Committee volunteers are also needed for this volunteer driven fundraising event. Join us to help to organize and recruit teams or individuals; seek community support; coordinate logistics, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer North Conway 2014 is sponsored by many very supporting businesses, including our Flagship Sponsor The Penguin Gallery of North Conway. Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available.

To find out more about the planning committee, sponsor the event, sign up to participate in the event or learn how you can volunteer in other ways, call Leah Hartman, 2014 Volunteer Event Chair at 370-8382 or email cocogirl6595@yahoo.com. You may also reach Pamela Ritchie, Staff Partner at 603.763-4432 or pamela.ritchie@cancer.org. For more information or to register for the walk please visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/northconwaynh.

 

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Benefit Concert for White Mountain Aquatic Foundation, TONIGHT!

 The White Mountain Aquatic Foundation
invites you to support

RENEWS is an organization founded in memory of Memorial Hospital employee Roy Estey, who drowned in a boating accident in 2010.  RENEWS provides financial assistance to pay for water safety education and resources for area residents.

This fund was established by Memorial Hospital employees who wanted to honor Roy’s memory and ensure that local children and adults who wish to safely engage in the Mt. Washington Valley’s many recreational pursuits will have ready and affordable access to swimming lessons, life jackets, and water safety education.

It is the mission of RENEWS to promote water safety education and provide resources for personal flotation devices (PFD’s) regarding swimming and small boat activity.

In accomplishing our mission, we are guided by the following principles and beliefs:

  • RENEWS recognizes that any individual should have an opportunity to learn to swim and/or have available a PFD. RENEWS seeks to achieve this by providing scholarship and PFDs to individuals.
  • RENEWS is committed to raising funds and resources, and disbursing funds to be used specifically for water safety education, swimming lessons, and PFDs.
  • RENEWS strives to promote and foster partnerships by working with other community organizations to achieve this common goal. RENEWS is an active participant in community events and promotions in order to build awareness of its purpose and mission.
  • RENEWS focuses on strategic planning and innovative management in order to maintain and increase its position in the community.
  • RENEWS is operated entirely by volunteers. We are a nonprofit organization within the State of NH. All donations to RENEWS are tax deductible.

 

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Free learning and playing sessions at North Conway Music Center

Wednesdays at
The Music Center
Come join the fun every Wednesday evening this summer at North Conway Music Center.
Free learning and playing sessions start at 6 on Wednesday evenings and a different topic is covered each session.

Upcoming sessions are guitar and ukulele centered sessions.


Every Wednesday all summer long!

Drop by for fun
Free sessions – drop by at 6PM on Wednesdays all summer.

Hosted by Mike Stockbridge

Call us at 603 356-3562 or drop by the shop for more information.

 

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