Weddings at Stonehurst Manor


Start a tradition of a trip to the mountains with a visit to the
Stonehurst Manor.

We are thrilled to say that many of our Manor guests return for repeat visits. Some visit the same time every year for their traditional family vacation, and others visit several times during the year. Perhaps you are a Manor guest who has become part of our family.

The Manor is the perfect choice when you are planning to start your own tradition
by beginning your new life together.

Yes, we’re talking about a wedding!

If there is a wedding in your future ... call Heidi for assistance every step of the way!

Heidi ShellmerAre you planning a wedding?

Perhaps someone in your family is or you may have a friend who has just become engaged.

The Manor has been hosting Grand White Mountain Weddings for over 30 years and Heidi has been helping brides and grooms with every detail for almost 20 years.  You can be sure you’ll receive the royal treatment at an affordable price since Manor weddings generally cost less than half of what is predicted as a national average cost.

Begin your life as husband and wife at the Stonehurst Manor and start your own tradition.

  • Affordable packages for Afternoon WeddingsPackages from $35 per person for 75 to 150 guests with an added discount of $5 per person if your wedding is planned during the months of January, February, March, April, May, June or November or on Sunday anytime of the year except holidays!. You’ll find a list of all the features included at no fee along with menu details on our Weddings page online.Michael will even create and name a unique special cocktail in honor of the bride and groom which will be available to all of your guests during your reception!
  • Unique setting for an outdoor weddingExchange your vows in our unique wedding garden with Mt. Washington in view as you say “I do!”.  If a tent wedding is selected, the Manor’s patio provides a solid and level foundation which is great for dancing and the ladies can wear their highest heels if they wish! As you can see from the aerial photo above taken by Tim Shellmer, a wedding photographer on our vendor list, the tent is conveniently tucked between the Manor and our pool with flower-lined paths for your guests.
  • Convenient location for a destination weddingYour guests will Thank You for selecting a location that is convenient to a variety of activities, attractions, and tax-free shopping.  They will have a variety of accommodations to choose from in the Manor or perhaps the extra space in our three-bedroom vacation rentals may be more suitable.
  • Lots of planning resources - Preferred Vendor List is just what every couple needs when planning a destination wedding.  The vendors on our list have all worked with us and have proven to be reliable and provide top quality services.  Heidi will gladly make specific suggestions based on your wedding theme and budget.- A 13-page Wedding Planning Guide to Download filled with tips on how to start the planning process, how to set a budget, keep the relationship happy and healthy, how to choose your vendors, stress management and a 12-month planning guide.

    2015 Dates are booking fast!

Call Heidi at 603-356-3113 or 1-800-525-9100 to schedule a visit to tour the Manor and discuss your plans.


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Purchase Tickets to the Fields on the Saco Farm-to-Table Dinner!

It’s that time!


For the 7th Annual Fields on the Saco Dinner

We hope this finds you enjoying the beauty of sunny summer days and long summer nights.

Slow Food Saco Valley is excited to announce tickets are on sale for our August 17th Farm-to-Table dinner.  As a supporter of Slow Food and our events, we know you have been anxiously awaiting the news on what this year has in store.


The Location:

Originally built in 1750, Hardy Farm in Fryeburg Maine has been completely renovated to capture the spirit of the rustic homestead with elegant modern details that bring the space to life. The c. 1835 barn is the perfect place to capture the Farm-to-Table theme for this years’ Fields on the Saco Dinner!

Live music will fill the air for the evening, stayed tuned to find out who…

The Chefs:

Local chefs volunteer their time and energy to come together and create a masterpiece in the kitchen.  It takes teamwork and a vision. Chefs find unique ways to utilize the fresh, local ingredients that are in season and give you a dish that is not only delicious but artfully presented.

This year we are adding a locally crafted beer or wine to pair with the main course.  This will be announced when the menu is ready.

The Food:

Local, sustainable, healthy are a just a few words to describe the food we source for this farm-to-table dinner. Supporting local farmers and creating an epicurean feast, paired with beer or wine and non-alcoholic beverages, that will leave you satisfied and amazed is the mission of Slow Food Saco Valley’s signature event.

We are in the process of developing a menu for you, this will take time due to the nature of sourcing local ingredients – we may not know exactly what is available until early August.

For your convenience, tickets may be directly purchased online at:

Or by calling Jenn at 387-5538

We look forward to seeing you at the

7th Annual Fields on the Saco Dinner!

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Backpack and School Supply Drive!

Stock up on school supplies at North Country Fair Jewelers!


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Theater at M&D Productions!

Join M&D Productions for a fun-filled summer of live theater!

Over the River and Through the Woods

Running two more weekends!

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm until July 26th

Dinner and A Movie:

Toy Story

Wednesday July 16th, with dinner sponsored by a local restaurant.

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room.

An Actor’s Toolbox

An acting class for teens and adults

Richard Russo’s class, “An Actor’s Toolbox,” is designed to provide useful and indispensable approaches to the craft of acting. Whether you are new to acting, a seasoned veteran or simply curious, this session will present twenty-five tools that can be used “on the job.” All of these practical suggestions are ready for immediate use, and guaranteed to help you become a better actor. Participants are encouraged to bring questions – all questions will be addressed.

$65 per person

Contact M&D Productions at

733-5275 for more information.

Space is limited!

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Art Beat with MWV Arts Association!

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July 2014
see, learn, and connect with the visual arts
With the MWV Arts Association!

Contact Us

P. O. Box 1603
North Conway, NH 03860

16 Norcross Place
(Lower Level)
North Conway Village, NH

Phone: 603.356.2787


 Office Hours:


Friday and Saturday

10 am – 3 pm 




Masonic Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, July 20, 8-11 a.m.

Please join us at the North Conway Masonic Lodge (upstairs from the old movie theater) for this event to support the MWVAA.


Welcome to Katie Landry and Debbie McDougall

The MWVAA welcomes our new bookkeeper, Katie Landry, and our new administrative assistant, Debbie McDougall. Debbie will be in the office on Thursdays from 10-3. Stop in and say hello!


Poster for Current Exhibit: “Red”

Click here for the poster for our current exhibit: “Red” Poster.

You can help us advertise this show by distributing the poster in your area and/or sending it to your contacts.


Madison Historic Barn Show and Sale

The Madison Historic Barn Show and Sale, which included several juried MWVAA artists and Friday painters, generated over $2800 in art sales and much interest in the barn lecture and tour.  The exhibit of remaining work continues at the Madison Library during regular hours through August 10.


Fall Classes Announced:


Pastels – Beginners Bootcamp

Len Austin

3 days (September 9, 10, 11)

9:00 to 2:00


This beginner’s Pastel class will cover the various materials and how to use them.  The importance of underpaintings and other techniques used by pastel artists will be explained.  Composition and values will be covered.  A step by step approach to painting with pastels will be demonstrated while primarily concentrating on landscapes.

Members $150; Non-Members $180


Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner – Part 1

Sharon Soule

6 weeks (September 17-October 22)

Wednesdays, 10am – noon

Class size 8


Do you have limited or no watercolor experience?  Come learn the basics of this expressive medium.  At the first class, we will discuss the materials you will need.  Then, students will learn and practice basic watercolor techniques and painting principles with a different project each week.  Materials list provided at opening class (Materials cost less than $100).

Members $120; Non-Members $145


Art in the Park

As of July 10th, there were still 2 spaces left for Art in the Park.


Affordable Art Show in November/December:

This year, the Affordable Art Show will be held for 2 months (November and December) at both the Downstairs Gallery and the Met. All work must be priced at $250 or less. Registration forms will be available later in the year.


New “Permanent 3-D and Fine Crafts Exhibit Program”

As announced last month, the MWVAA is offering juried member artists the opportunity to display 3-dimensional art and fine crafts on an ongoing basis. Click here for more information and a registration form: 3-D and Fine Crafts Registration


Update on Recent Shows:

Congratulations to Karen Brisbois and Sue Fortier who sold original artwork during the “Green” Show.


Congratulations to Peter Abate

Peter Abate was recognized at a celebratory party for hanging his 100th art show at the Gafney Library. Congratulations, Peter.


MWVAA Juried Member Artists Exhibiting Elsewhere:

Gafney Library: Peter Abate, Sarah Charles, Joyce Desmaris,

     J.P. Goodwin, Josef Keller, Elaine Klement,

     Heather MacLeod, Frank McLaughlin (June & July)

Madison Library: Various artists exhibiting during the Madison

     Barns event (thru August 10)

M&D Productions: Sue Fortier (July/August)

Sue Fortier: New Hampshire Art Association’s Open Juried

     Exhibition at the Sheafe Warehouse at Prescott Park,

     Portsmouth, NH (thru August 24)


Gallery Group Shows featuring MWVAA Juried Member Artists

Cassidy Art Gallery at Jackson Village, Jackson, NH 

Gallery 302, Bridgeton, ME 

Garvin Gallery five, Sanbornville, NH: Peter Abate (thru Dec.)

Group 8 Gallery, Jackson, NH

Sandwich Home Industries, Sandwich, NH


MWVAA Upcoming Events:

July 20 (Sunday):   Masonic Breakfast

August 9: Art in the Park

September/October Show: “Gold”

November/December Show: “6th Annual Affordable Art”

November 6: Bernerhof Exhibit Opening

November: Annual Meeting (date TBD)


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Events at the Admiral Peary Inn

Events at the Admiral Peary Inn

in Fryeburg, Maine




This year the tour included local flavors. Along with the traditional tastings and tours at the inns, there were added cooking demonstrations, a plant-to-plate “herb-inspired” dinners, chocolatier, breweries, organic grocer, and two farms. It was a great event and we already have next year’s event in the works.

Weddings, summer sports, parents weekends, farmers markets, SUN, Kayak, canoeing, hiking, biking, & local arts and entertainment, weekly concerts in Bradley Park, Fryeburg Academy events, Fryeburg Fair.

Shopping expeditions and wrapping supplies. You shop and wrap, I supply wine and wrapping paper.

Cookie Tour and don’t forget the potential for getting tickets for the ever popular Polar Express.

PS. I will be closed from Christmas to New Year’s – the whole fam damily is coming to celebrate Christmas in New England. Pray for snow. :)

DockDogs, an international dock jumping canine aquatics performance sport for dogs was held North Conway June 28-29. This was a family-and-fido-friendly event open to the public for spectating and competing in the four DockDogs events. The winner was Millie, jumping her personal best 25’ 7 “. She was a guest over the weekend

Admiral Peary Inn is always pet friendly and Maya is awaiting your arrival

So many events planned for this year in the area and at the inn. The Four Agreements women’s retreat October 17-19. EXCITING.

The Four Agreements provides an inspirational code for life; a template for personal development & behavior. With Rev. Charlotte Amant as our guide learn to embrace anger, boundaries, shame, body gratitude and so much more. Call 207-935-1269

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Golf Tournament at Hales Location GOlf Course

Hale’s Location Golf Course and The White Mountain Hotel & Resort announce Fundraiser Golf Tournament and Dinner to benefit Hale’s Location Golf Pro, Wayne Sprouse

Hale’s Location Golf Course, Hale’s Location Owners Association, The White Mountain Hotel & Resort and Jonathan Rivers of the Indian Mound Golf Course will host three 9-hole shotgun golf tournaments on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Hale’s Location Golf Course in Hale’s Location, NH to support the Wayne L. Sprouse Medical Expenses Fund. The tournament will be followed by a dinner at the White Mountain Hotel and will feature a silent and live auction. This fund has been established to help Hale’s Location Golf Pro, Wayne Sprouse who has been presented with some serious medical challenges.

Wayne Sprouse the Head Golf Professional and Pro Shop Manager for Hale’s Location Golf Course joined our team in the spring of 2013.   Wayne has lived in the Mt. Washington Valley since 1997 and resides in North Conway with his wife Karen and their two children Cody and Timothy. Wayne is former golf shop owner himself, previously owning Dave’s Golf Shop. He is an avid golfer and was a 2002 participant in the NH State Amateur. Wayne holds the Hale’s Location 9-hole course record of 33, along with former Pro, Jonathan Rivers.

In the spring of 2014, after dealing with some unusual symptoms throughout the winter, Wayne was given the unfortunate diagnosis of ALS or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. In dealing with this diagnosis and the many tests, procedures and doctor visits that ensued, Wayne was then given news that no one could ever be prepared for. He was also diagnosed with Stage-3 Follicular Cancer. The rigorous journey of chemotherapy, medical therapy and physical therapy has begun for Wayne and his family.   The Team at Dana Farber Cancer Institute is guiding his care, and we are confident that he is in the best hands possible. Now he needs our help.

This tournament has been established to support the Wayne L. Sprouse Medical Expenses Fund that has been established at the Northway Bank in North Conway, NH. This fund will help to defray the growing costs of Wayne’s medical expenses that are not covered by insurance. It should be noted that The Hale’s Location Golf Course and The White Mountain Hotel & Resort are donating 100% of the tournament fees collected to this Fund.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses and individuals. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze hole-sponsorships are available, as well as, gift bag sponsors, beverage cart sponsors and more.

The Golf Tournament Committee members include: Carol Sullivan, Gary Sullivan, Jonathan Rivers, Dennis Duprey, Dave Pierce, Wendall Lincoln, Dave Heffernan, Dick Check, Steve Wilson, Pat Henry, Pete Grady, Jeff Butler and Bill Lloyd.

For more information or to sign-up for the golf tournament, dinner or sponsorship call the Pro Shop for a Registration Form at 603-356-2140 or call Carol Sullivan at 603-356-7100 Ext. 412. Donations are also being accepted and can be made payable to: Wayne L. Sprouse Medical Expenses Fundc/o The White Mountain Hotel & Resort, P.O. Box 1828, North Conway, NH 03860.



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