Category Archives: Animals

December Tidings! What a wonderful year!

We hope everyone has enjoyed a successful year! Connect A Pet New England thanks ALL of you for your continued support. Saving lives takes donations, volunteers, adopters, fosters and hope!  Please consider us as one of your fiscal year end donations!

Consider Brock!

Brock is a 2 year old Dutch Shepherd/Pit mix who is dog friendly and ignored the cat in his southern foster. Brock was in foster with children as young as 5 without issue.

 

Join Our Team!

We are always looking for foster homes, volunteers to work with the dogs, application processors and people to help us post on our social media!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, The Chinook

On October 18, 2017 Bob Cottrell will present a program on how  dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions Bob will cover the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire. Cottrell will be accompanied by his appropriately named Chinook, Tug.

Held at  Bartlett Elementary School Cafeteria, Route 302, Bartlett at 7:00 p.m. following a brief Annual Meeting of the historical society.  The event is free and open to the public.  Donations are gratefully accepted at the door.

Bob Cottrell holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture in Delaware. The founding director of the Remick Country Doctor Museum in Tamworth, he is now the Curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library, a Board member of the Conway Historical Society, and President ex-officio of the Tamworth Historical Society. He serves as an independent history and museum consultant.

Will’s Red Coat Book Launch Event to Benefit Conway Area Humane Society

On Tuesday, April 25th at 7 p.m., the wait is over! New York Times bestselling author Tom Ryan is launching his new book, Will’s Red Coat, at the Kennett High School Auditorium in North Conway, New Hampshire. Tom will talk about his book, sign copies, and answer your questions. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Conway Area Humane Society.

Tickets for this event are $30 for a signed copy of Will’s Red Coat and a ticket to the event, $5 for each additional ticket as an add-on to the $30 book and ticket combo, $25.99 for each additional book at retail price, and ages 10 and under are free. Tickets are available for purchase at White Birch Books in North Conway Village. To order tickets, please stop in or call 603-356-3200.  For more information, visit www.whitebirchbooks.com.

ABOUT WILL’S RED COAT

A true story of acceptance, perseverance, and the possibility of love and redemption as evocative, charming, and powerful as the New York Times bestseller Following Atticus.

Drawn by an online post, Tom Ryan adopted Will, a frightened, deaf, and mostly blind elderly dog, and brought him home to live with him and Atticus. The only owners Will ever knew had grown too fragile to take care of themselves, or of him. Ultimately, Will was left at a kill shelter in New Jersey.

Tom hoped to give Will a place to die with dignity, amid the rustic beauty of the White Mountains of his New Hampshire home. But when Will bites him numerous times and acts out in violent displays, Tom realizes he is in for a challenge.

With endless patience and the kind of continued empathy Tom has nurtured in his relationship with Atticus, Will eventually begins to thrive. Soon, the angry, hurt, depressed,and near-death oldster has transformed into a happy, gamboling companion with a puppylike zest for discovery. Will perseveres for two and a half years, inspiring hundreds of thousands of Tom and Atticus’s fans with his courage, resilience, and unforgettable heart.

A story of a dog and an indelible bond that is beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, and unforgettable, Will’s Red Coat honors the promise held in all of us, at any stage of life.

 

Squam Lake Science Center & Jackson Ski Touring present ‘Owls of New Hampshire’

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Who calls in the night? Who glides on shadowy wings in silent flight? What makes owls such extraordinary night hunters? A naturalist from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will introduce you to three of our state’s owls to help you find out what is myth or fact about these amazing nocturnal birds.

The family event, sponsored by the Squam Lakes Science Center and the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 6-7pm in the Jackson Ski Touring Base Lodge in Jackson, New Hampshire.  A $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated for entry.

For more information, contact the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation by email at Info@JacksonXC.org or by phone at 603-383-9355 or the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center by phone at 603-968-7194.

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Winter Wildlife Tracking in the East Bear Paw Lands

Winter is alive and thriving here in the Mount Washington Valley and it’s time for children and adults alike to go outside and play! The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust’s Easement Exploration Series welcomes you to attend their January exploration in Winter Wildlife Tracking  on Saturday, January 21st, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The event, co-sponsored with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, will be lead by Dr. Rick Van de Pol. Explore the Bear Paw Lands, where wildlife abounds, and snowshoe the trail network of approximately 6 miles long, an excellent beginner’s adventure.

Participants are asked to meet at the Maine Visitors Center, located on Route 302 in Fryeburg, Maine. It is recommended that participants dress warm, bring a lunch, and pack their snowshoes or rent a pair from Tin Mountain Conservation Center. To reserve a pair of snowshoes, please call 603-447-6991. For more information about this event, visit http://www.usvlt.org/easement-exploration-series/. Please email info@usvit.org with any questions about the event.

About the East Bear Paw Lands
The East Bear Paw Lands consist of a 500-acre section of easment located off of Route 302. Within these lands is a trail network of approximately 6 miles long, that is excellent for beginner mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and trail running. The forested landscape is home to an abundance tracks from fox to fisher and the Easement Exploration Group will snowshoe in search of these and other signs of wildlife.

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About the Easement Exploration Series
Upper Saco Valley Land Trust’s “Easement Exploration Series” showcases conservation easements and properties we own and is designed to connect community members with the protected lands that surround them.  Once a month they host a themed visit to a preserve or easement.  Visitors might find themselves walking, hiking, running, snow-shoeing, or even canoeing or kayaking through local conservation lands.  These events are led by Land Trust staff, board members, and volunteers, as well as experts in the field: naturalists with specialties ranging from tracking to birding, from limnology to lichenology.  Most of the events are open to the general public, whereas a few visits to easement lands where public access is limited are open only to Land Trust members.

A core component of USVLT’s mission is “to preserve the ecological systems and cultural values of the Upper Saco River Valley.”  Providing a tangible way for community members to connect with these protected lands furthers our mission at its most basic level.

Nights at the Museum

Plan ahead. Experience the “dark side” of Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. From campfires to Trivia, Remick after dark events in July & August are an ideal “unplugged” family activities.

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Discover the magic of Black Mountain during an overnight horseback riding adventure

Have you ever:

  • Watched the sun drop below the mountains at 2,000 feet?
  • Or seen the Moon Rise over the mountains at 2,000 feet?

Have you experienced:

  • The utter tranquility of nothing but your natural surroundings?
  • Or gazed at a million stars in a sky that seems bigger than you’ve ever seen it?

Enjoy these things and more on an overnight horseback adventure at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH.

Depart on horseback around 6 pm and enjoy a scenic 45 minute trail ride to our rustic log cabin equipped with electricity and running water. Or, if you prefer, bring your own tent or sleep under the stars! Upon arrival, guests are free to hike further up the mountain or just relax and enjoy the spectacular views and tranquil surroundings. Our staff will grill up a delicious dinner, and later, S’mores around the campfire. The next morning we provide breakfast before departing toward home. The cost of an overnight horseback adventure is $175.00 per person, two person minimum.

More Details: We can accommodate up to 6 people in our cozy cabin. If you wish to upgrade the menu, or add beer or wine, we are pleased to customize a package for you based on your desires.

*For the safety of our horses and our riders, we cannot allow hiking on the mountain unless it is part of this package. It is crucial that our horse handlers are aware if hikers are on the mountain and where they are at all times.

18th Annual Walk for the Animals and Bark in the Park Saturday, Sept. 26

Mark your calendars!  The Conway Area Humane Society’s 18th Annual Walk for the Animals and Bark in the Park is Saturday, September 26 in Schouler Park!
Come join jus for a fun-filled family day for dogs and people who love them while raising funds for homeless animals.  You can raise money as team member or individually with a dog or in honor or memory of a dog.

To participate, just go to www.conwayshelter.org and set up your personal Firstgiving page.  Then spread the word by sending the link to all your friends near and far to support you.  Or, you can also register by picking up a brochure for the event at many local businesses including Four Your Paws Only and at the Conway Area Humane Society, or give us a call at (603) 447-5605 and we will mail you one.

There will be prizes for the top fundraisers.  All registered walkers will receive a specially designed t-shirt and other great items. Registration will take place on Friday, September 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Four Your Paws Only and on the morning of the Walk for the Animals, Saturday, September 26 in Schouler Park in North Conway beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The Walk begins with a Blessing of the Animals and participants will set out for Whitaker Woods at 10:00 a.m.  An awards ceremony will follow the walk and then the Pet Expo begins with vendors, demonstrations, contests and a dog show.

Please support the Conway Area Humane Society by participating in this great event.  For more information on being a vendor, sponsor or participant, please call 603-447-5605.

Carroll County Farm Openhouse Weekend!

Where: Your neighborhood farm

When: September 7th & 8th

      Local farms are the root of a healthy, resilient community.  We are in the midst of a farm renaissance and are rebuilding our connection to where our food comes from and taking an active role in supporting the farming practices we believe in. Local farmers are the new pioneers, figuring out ways to sustainably grow and harvest the healthy food we cherish.  Our local farmers have been busy working in their fields to provide us with local vegetables, meats, milk, eggs, fruit, berries & more.  The weekend of September 7th & 8th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (varying schedules for each farm) is Farm Open House Day in Carroll County, the perfect day to celebrate our local farms and see what has been growing all summer.

The Carroll County United Health & Wellness Team & UNH Cooperative Extension have teamed up with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH, Remick Museum & Farm and Tin Mountain Conservation Center to coordinate this exciting Farm Open House weekend because we believe that our local farms are one of the most important assets for good health and the health of the local economy.  We invite you to visit at least one local farm this weekend. While there we encourage you to purchase something to take home with you and to thank the farmers for all of their hard work.

All participating farms will be listed on a map of the county at the Healthy Carroll County Website:

Farm Openhouse Weekend September 7 & 8

The farmers are participating in a variety of ways.   You will see on the website what is being offered.

Please help us celebrate our local farms.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Becky Mulkern ND at 603-447-3070 or (cell)

617-959-1556.

Summer at the Remick Museum Hits Its Peak

Week of July 28

Laura-and-PegSummer is in full swing at the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm. In addition to daily activities that include a hands-on milking demonstration and a guided tour of the Captain Enoch Remick House, a full slate of speakers and events are on the roster.

On Tuesday, from 7:00–8:00pm, the final installment of the popular Historically Speaking Series will feature Norm Desmarais on the Battle of Saratoga and the demise of British forces in New England. When British General Burgoyne and his army were forced to surrender, a significant change in British military strategy was precipitated.  Burgoyne’s use of Tories and Indian allies will be discussed along with key players on the Patriot side. Norman Desmarais presented last summer at the Remick to a full house and is an Adjunct Professor at Webster University Graduate School. He is a member of the Mayflower Society and the Historian for the Brevard County Sons of the American Revolution.

On Wednesday, from 5:30–7:30pm, the season’s last Field & Forest Herbal Series will focus on making oils. Educator and Herbalist Carol Felice will guide and describe the process from plant gathering to preparation to practical applications. Dress for the weather.

Thursday, at 12:30, spend time with our experienced staff learning how to grow, harvest and prepare herbs, wild edibles and fresh vegetables as part of the Country Living Foodways Demonstrations. From 7:00–8:00pm, the Historic Arts, Crafts & Trades Series continues with Peg Young & Laura Hubbard from Winnipesaukee Rug Hookers presenting the origins of rug hooking in America. See why it’s a great way to relax & keep the creative juices flowing.

The week rounds out on Saturday, August 3, from 8:00–9:30am, with a Garden Workshop on Pest Management & Weed Control with Master Gardener Karen Downing. Take a closer look at chemical free methods of preventing and dealing with pests and gather valuable tips on managing weeds naturally.

Information on these activities and more can be found on Remick Museum’s website (www.remickmuseum.org) or by calling 603-323-7591. Located on the west side of downtown Tamworth near the Congregational Church, The Barnstormers Summer Theater, the Lyceum and Tamworth’s iconic The Other Store, the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is proud to be a part of this vibrant community.

Update from Remick!!

In This Issue
Ice Harvest Signature Event
Remick Renovations
Valentine Dinner
Summer Camp Early Bird Pricing
Sponsor a Camper
Stencil Workshop
February Vacation Weeks
Coming Up . . .

Come Visit Us!
The Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm January 2013
Dear Friends,

The cold weather is settling in, and we couldn’t be happier. We want the ice to be good and thick for our Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival on February 9th. We hope you’ll join us for all the fun we’ve got planned!
And please check out everything else we’ve got going on, particularly our winter vacation week camp days especially designed to whet your appetite for our ever-popular Summer Camps. Rest assured: Summer will return!

Warmly,

Mark Eddy Smith
Marketing Coordinator

Walk out on the ice and try your hand at this long-lost tradition! 

Watch the 4-H Yankee Teamsters Oxen Club fill our ice house
with blocks of ice cut from our pond.

Take a tree-identification walk with UNH Cooperative Extension
and an animal-tracking walk with Chris Conrod.

Play frisbee golf with folks from the Sandwich Parks & Rec. Dept.

PLUS: Enjoy homemade chili, hot dogs, mac & cheese, kids crafts, horse-drawn rides,
Tamworth’s own antique snow roller, and ice sculpting with Brian Stockman.

Admission: $5/adult; children 4 & under free; member discounts apply.

Visit our event page for more information.

Putting a Week Off to Good Use

We closed the museum the second week of January and worked on renovating the physical plant. From floor to ceiling, paint to varnish, we wanted our work spaces and your visiting spaces to look their best. Stop by and give us your opinion of the jobs we did.

Candlelight Dinner
Thursday, February 14, 6:00-8:00

Spend a romantic evening with your Love in our cozy hearth room. Dinner features farm-raised foods to nourish your soul and live music with David Young & Patrick O’Hagin to feed the fires of romance. Bring your own bubbly and the experience is complete!

Menu: 

Roasted heirloom tomato soup with fresh baked bread

Mixed Greens with cranberry vinaigrette

Remick Signature Meatloaf (beef and pork sausage) with Potato Cakes

Strawberry Trifle

(Vegetarian option available if requested in advance)

Coffee & Tea

Bring your own champagne, beer or wine

$20 per person; age 18 & over. Reservations required by Friday, February 8

Register your child for Remick Museum Summer Day Camp between February 1 and March 29th and receive a $15 discount. Visit the Museum Center or email us at jlitalien@remickmuseum.org for more information or a registration form (also available on the Education/Camps section of remickmuseum.org).

Explorers Camp: Early Bird Price: $150

Full price: $165

Ages 5-6

Session 1: July 8-12

Session 2: July 15-19

Pioneer Camp: Early Bird Price : $175

Full Price: $190

Ages 7-9

Session 1: July 22-26

Session 2: July 29-Aug 2

Homesteaders Camp: Early Bird Price: $200

Full price $215

Ages 10-12

August 5-9

Sponsor a Camper!

We think everyone who wants to should have an opportunity to attend Summer Camp at the Remick. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford even our ultra-reasonable prices. Can you help?

Call Pam @ 323-7591 to make someone an ultra-happy camper!

Theorem Painting is an early American decorative technique that was popular during the early 1800s. Its primary attraction, then as today, is the fact that it enables the average non-professional artist to create artworks for their own use, using a sequence of two or more stencils or overlays.

Jean Hansen will provide the material and her expertise to teach you how to use this historic technique, and Remick Museum’s Farmhouse Kitchen will provide refreshments.

The cost is $40 (includes cards, stencil and refreshments). 

Register by calling the Remick Museum at 323-7591. 

For more information about theorem painting and examples,
visit Jean’s website at www.jeanhansen.com

Fun February Vacation Weeks

The Remick Museum will be holding vacation camp during both February vacation weeks, Feb 18 to 22 and Feb 25 to March 1. There will be 2 activities each day with a Remick lunch included. Activities will be from 10:30-2:30 Monday through Friday.

The cost each day will be $12: Parents must pre-register and pre-pay for children by Wednesday of the previous week. If signed up for all 5 days the cost will be $50.00 per child.

Camper parents may leave for the 4 hours with signed permission slips, completed health forms and contact information. These forms may be found on our website or picked up at the Museum’s front desk. Programs are for ages 6 and up.

Monday In the morning, learn all about wool and weaving on your very own loom. After lunch, have fun creating a wooden toy to take home and play with.

Tuesday Discover what children played with in the past and try your hand at historic games. After lunch, it’s dress-up time with old-time clothing. Make a paper doll of your choice to take and dress up.

Wednesday Learn how to track animals and their habits then make an inked print. After lunch, we turn on the historic lights and hand-dip candles.

Thursday Back to school to learn penmanship in your own personal copy book. After lunch, have fun making corn husk dolls. Will yours be a pirate, princess or kitchen maid? Let your imagination fly!

Friday Become a tinsmith, we’ll teach you how! After lunch it’s lucets and beads. Don’t know what a lucet is? Come in and find out!

Coming Up . . .

Monday, February 4

  • Free Preschool Story Hour 10:00-11:00

Saturday, February 16

  • Stenciling Workshop 10-12:30
Saturday, February 23
  • Hearthside Dinner 5:00-7:00
 About Us

The Remick Museum and Farm’s mission is to educate a broad and diverse public to the value and significance of the medical practice and agricultural way of life of the country doctor and to preserve and interpret the Remick property and collections for the benefit of the public.

The Museum is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH. Please call (603) 323-7591 for more information or look us up on our website.

Pond Full of Fun at Wildcat!

Things are a bit cooler up here in Pinkham Notch and we’re having a blast so far this July with our free weekly outdoor tours presented by our local Conservation Center. I joined in on today’s excitement and figured I’d share the experience.

Each week throughout the months of July and August, Wildcat Mountain partners up with a local Conservation Center to present free outdoor tours at Wildcat.  Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Wildcat begin at 10 a.m., as we rotate through four series including “Pond Full of Fun,” “Alpine Discovery and Gondola Skyride to the Summit,” “Presidential Peaks and White Mountain Geology,” and “The Way of the Wildcat Trail to Thompson Brook.” Each series is hosted by a naturalist, whom brings a wealth of knowledge to the tour and great insight about Wildcat Mountain’s natural surroundings.

Today, a dozen of us set out for Wednesdays at Wildcat’s “Pond Full of Fun” tour. The naturalist went through a series of index cards and described all the possible insects and water creatures we’d find on the edge of the Wildcat Pond, located at the base of Wildcat Mountain. Participants dug through the muck with nets and found bullfrogs, tadpoles, beetles, water salamanders and more.

This is a great tour for anyone that likes to get their hands dirty and is very engaging for kids and adults alike. The next “Pond Full of Fun” series is Tuesday, July 31, but free weekly tours at Wildcat Mountain are available every Tuesday and Wednesday through the end of August. The tour schedule is available online at skiwildcat.com.