Fun Run at Story Land open to Kids 12 and Under!


Memorial Hospital

Local Students are invited once again to participate at no cost at the Memorial Hospital Fun Run at Story Land on Monday, Sept. 1st!

Students ages 12 and under who live in Carroll and Coos counties NH and Oxford county ME can receive scholarships through Memorial Hospital and be part of this fun event at no cost. download the entry form and return to Believe in Books Literacy Foundation today!

Please note that you cannot register online through the Believe in Books website to qualify for the free local student scholarship.

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Gorham NH Mountain Bike Weekend!

Join Top Notch Inn and Mt. Moriah Cottage for the 2nd Annual Gorham Mountain Bike Weekend, with partners, Great Glen Trails and Stan and Dan Sports!

Bike weekend card w NEMBA-1 Bike weekend card w NEMBA-2

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Purity Spring Rated Family Favorite!

Purity Spring Resort was rated Top 5 2013 & 2014 Family Favorite for “Best Summer Resort for Families” and Top 5 2014 Family Favorite for “Best Winter Resort for Families” in the Boston Parents Paper’s annual Best of the Best issue!
Welcome from the Hoyts!
Summer Greetings!

While back-to-school is just around the corner and the days are becoming just a little bit shorter, there’s still time to enjoy the last days of summer here at Purity Spring Resort in East Madison, New Hampshire. We have of all your favorite activities-hiking, biking, water sports and more-from now through the fall. You can still enjoy beautiful warm days out on the lake and crisp, cool nights spent by the campfire.

In September, get creative at our Artisan Workshop Weekend! This creative retreat offers a variety of workshops hosted by experienced artisans, in addition to an artisan fair that will be held throughout the weekend. From a glass blowing class to a basket weaving class, there is sure to be a workshop that appeals to everyone’s inner artist. Artisan

As you’re water skiing at Purity Spring, remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming regular ski season at King Pine! We still offer early-bird season pass specials for the entire 2014/15 season. From alpine skiing and snowboarding on King Pine’s groomed trails, to snowshoeing and XC skiing in Purity Spring’s XC and Snowshoe Reserve, you’ll find plenty of adventure and huge savings with a King Pine Adventure Pass.

We always say that August and September are some of our favorite months at Purity Spring Resort. The weather is perfect for sailing, fishing, a good tennis match, mountain biking and much more! Plus, we can’t help but get excited for all the upcoming fall has to offer!

Hope to see you soon!

The Hoyt Family


PS. If you are not already spending Labor Day with us, visit our booth at the Riverfront Music Festival in Newburyport, MA on Saturday, August 30th!
At The Lodges at Tohkomeupog

Visit us on the weekend of September 26-28, 2014 for an Artisan Workshop Weekend! This creative retreat offers a variety of workshops hosted by experienced artisans, in addition to an artisan fair that will be held throughout the weekend. From a glass blowing class with Nathan Maycomber to a basket weaving glass with Janet Johnson, there is sure to be a workshop that appeals to everyone’s inner artist. The cost is $189 per person, which includes Friday and Saturday night’s lodging and six meals beginning with dinner on Friday night and ending with Sunday lunch. Our workshops have limited space available; please inquire regarding the list of classes being offered along with pricing at (800) 373-3754 x229 or (603) 367-4029. To book this package or for more information, please call our Purity Spring Reservation office at (800) 414-2267.

2014-15 King Pine Ski Area Season Passes
Top 5 in the 2014 Family Favorite for “Best Ski Lesson”

From exhilarating water-skiing sessions on the lake, to King Pine’s snowy trails, Purity Spring offers skiing all year round!

Purchase your 2014/2015 Midweek or Anytime Adventure Pass, XC Skiing Pass or a Local Student Season pass by locking-in with a $99 deposit to secure the 2013/2014 rates for next season.  The remaining season pass balance will not be due until late fall 2014.

  • Lock-in this season’s rates and protect against increases for the 2014/15 season
  • Allows your season pass(es) to be paid off in 2 payments.
Follow Us!

Want to see what Purity Spring and King Pine are up to all year round? Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram! From scenic Throw Back Thursdays on our Instagram to creative arts and crafts on our Pinterest, we have it all on our social media pages. Be sure to stop by our Facebook page and leave us a wall post or check out our Twitter and retweet your favorite picture! Connect with us so we can connect with you!

2014 Family Favorite Top 5 Boston Parents Paper
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Mud Football in North Conway, NH!

Join the North Conway Community Center and enjoy all the Mud Bowl Festivities this September in North Conway Village, NH!


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Settlers’ Green Pumpkin People Decorating Challenge Call For Participants

Settlers’ Green Outlet Village is joining the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the 27th Annual Return of the Pumpkin People Contest, a self-guided, leaf-peeping tour throughout the Mt. Washington Valley.
Settlers’ Green is calling to the community to join in on the spirit of autumn in the Mt. Washington Valley by entering the Settlers’ Green Pumpkin People Decorating Challenge. We will have 20 designated “naked” Pumpkin People dispersed throughout our shopping center and we are asking our stores and the community to help dress them. These displays will all be a part of the official Settlers’ Green Pumpkin People display that is judged in the Jackson Chamber’s Return of the Pumpkin People Contest.
We welcome individuals from the community or local businesses, non-profit organization, and/or schools, as well as the stores at Settlers’ Green to join in this friendly competition. Competitors can get as creative as they want in expressing the message of their non-profit, business or store, all that is required is that it falls under the theme of “Happy.” The grand prize is $500 cash as well as runner-up prizes of $100 toward a company lunch at Brandli’s Pizza as well as Black Cap Grille.
Register for free with Settlers’ Green by Monday, September 15, 2014. Your “naked” Pumpkin People display includes a pre-made body and real pumpkin head, all you need is to bring it to life with clothes, stuffing and face paint! Decorating for the Settlers’ Green Pumpkin People Challenge must be complete by September 26, 2014 at 4 p.m. The displays will be put to a vote during the Settlers’ Green Fall Festival event on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winners will be announced on October 1. Displays will remain up and will be put to a vote in the official Return of the Pumpkin People Contest through October 31.
If you are interested in competing, contact the Event Manager Laura Tuveson at 603-356-7031 x100 or to get a registration form.
Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, located in North Conway, New Hampshire, is a 60-plus store outlet center with a unique village setting offering landscaped courtyards, cafés and restaurants, and a wide variety of outlet shopping experiences including Coach Factory, J. Crew Factory, Nike Factory and more.

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Bike for Books with the N. Conway Public Library!

Join the North Conway Public Library on Sept. 27 for a day of mountain biking in the White Mountains at “Bike for Books Mountain Bike Adventure Rides.”

The Bike for Books MTB Adventure Rides offer biking enthusiasts of all levels and abilities a great opportunity to explore the varied trails and terrain along well-marked routes in North Conway & the White Mountain National Forest.

North Conway serves up some of the best riding in New Hampshire. For over a decade, NEMBA has been working to create a wonderful assortment of trails for beginners and experts alike.  So whether it’s cruising along gently wooded fire roads, biking on single tracks through magnificent forests, along rivers, around picturesque ponds, or negotiating the technical rocky descents on the edge of the White Mountains, there is something for everyone.

Several route options will be marked for all levels of riders, from novice to expert and some kid-friendly family loops, too. You can ride for an hour or do the epic ride with all the technically challenging hero options which takes about 4 to 6 hours for even the strongest riders.

Have fun learning new trails at your own pace- on your own or with a group of your friends.

After the ride, join other riders for the included pizza lunch, hot soup, fresh coffee, and delicious desserts.

Bike for Books is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library and fundraising by participants is encouraged with prizes for top fundraisers. Fundraisers will also receive raffle tickets to win a brand new Specialized mountain bike. The more pledges raised, the greater the chances to win!

For more information or to download your registration or pledge form, check . Or register online at  .

Registration: 8 – 11 a.m. at Whitaker Woods Homesite

Costs: Adults $25, couples $45, families $55, kids 16 +under $15. Or raise pledges instead!

Highlights of the event:

  • Self-guided rides on marked trails
  • Different route options for all ages & abilities:
    • 2 & 4 mile loops in Whitaker Woods (easy; for kids & novice riders)
    • 20 mile intermediate loop
    • 27 mile advanced loop with several technically challenging add-on loops
  • Signed trails showcase the best North Conway has to offer
  • Covered Bridge snack stop with food & drink at halfway point
  • Skill course
  • After ride pizza lunch with hot soup, delicious desserts, and fresh coffee
  • Mechanical support tent by local bike shop
  • Optional fundraising with prizes for top fundraisers (and increased chances to win a Specialized mountain bike!) instead of registration fee
  • Raffle drawing for a new Specialized mountain bike
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Cold River Radio Show Anniversary Event!



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The Cold River Radio Show

Live Two Year Anniversary Event!

Intervale, NH ~7:00pm-9:00pm

Theater in the Wood
41 Observatory Way
Intervale, NH 03845

Sunday, August 24th, 2014
From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
After Show Cast Party
Open to the Public
Hosted by & at:

Jackson, NH


Cold River Radio Show
Presented By:

IVE Show!

Don’t Miss This Event
Celebrating Our Two
Year Anniversary!!!!
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