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North Conway Public Library Presents Antiques Roadshow with Ken Gloss on the Value of Old and Rare Books

The North Conway Public Library will present Ken Gloss, a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, for a discussion of the value of old and rare books. Gloss, owner of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give the free and open talk on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Obs-Weather Discovery Center in North Conway Village, in the fully accessible downstairs meeting room.

Gloss will talk about and show some of his favorite finds of old and rare books and describe some of the joys of the “hunt,” as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.

Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston.

Gloss has appeared as a guest appraiser on PBSAntiques Roadshow numerous times over the years and has been a popular guest on WBZ Radio as well as other radio, TV, and cable stations numerous times. His articles continue to appear in various antique journals and in print and online consumer publications.

“Ken Gloss has the reputation of being very entertaining and very informative, and he certainly knows all there is about old and rare books,” says North Conway librarian Andrea Masters.

“I’m sure there are a lot of people who have old and rare books, or have an interest in them,” she said. “We’re hoping people will come to find more information about the value of them.”

Gloss will also talk about the history of his historic bookshop (, which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.

The Brattle Book Shop, Yankee Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for Best of New England, is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. Kenneth Gloss succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure both in Boston and national antiquarian circles. “I found that books were in my blood and that I would never be really happy if I abandoned the business,” says Ken Gloss.

This event will be held at the Weather Discovery Center, no reservations necessary. There will be time after the presentation for questions and discussion.  Homemade cookies will be served and coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.

The program is free of charge, although donations to the Library are greatly appreciated. For more information about the program, please check the library’s website at NorthConwayLibrary or call the library at 603-356-2961.


Honor a Leader in the Industry! Now Accepting Award Nominations

travelFor over 30 years the New Hampshire Travel Council has recognized and acknowledged individuals and businesses that have demonstrated dedication and excellence in the travel and tourism industry.

Please consider nominating a leader you admire to publicly honor them for their impact on the industry. Nominations must be received by April 6, 2018.

Nomination Form

2018 NH Travel Council Award Categories

Dick Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes long-lasting and permanent contributions to the industry.

Mildred Beach Travel Person of the Year honors individuals that made a significant contribution to the advancement of the industry during the past year.

The Business Excellence Award is presented to a business who achieved significant success, growth, and customer service during the past year.

The Visit New Hampshire Award is a new this year and recognizes individuals, companies, or organizations with outstanding marketing and promotional campaigns during the past year

Meals Deals in Mt Washington Valley –Jan 4-11, 2018

Skiers and riders also need great food, and with 75 or so restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, you’re sure to find something to feed every palate and every age. And with all the great snow that is predicted for this week …not to mention all the hard work of our snowmakers and groomers…skiers and riders are sure to work up a big appetite.

In addition, these restaurants offer great meal deals, so plan your apres ski fun accordingly!  And we’ve even added a deals on lift tickets and demo equipment to this blog this week, so be sure to read all the way through.

Meals Deals Throughout January

At Max’s Tavern, Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH

On Tuesdays: The local flavor comes out every Tuesday 5:30-9:00 PM at Snowvillage Inn: In addition to the daily menu, the locals’ menu is served, offering made from scratch comfort food, priced just right for our local friends. And on Tuesdays, no matter where you’re from, everyone’s a local at Max’s Tavern.

On Thursdays: Max’s In The Raw & the Famous Oyster Orgy! Oysters, Littlenecks, Ceviche and Crudo:  Snowvillage Inn innkeepers, Jen and Kevin, have traveled up and down the coast of Maine in search of the sweetest and largest oysters.  The goldmine is the Damariscotta River….briny, strong shell, plump meat, meaty texture with the true taste of the sea and Snowvillage Inn gets them fresh almost daily! Click here for the menu of the day.

At Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson

  • Mondays are 2-for-1 night: Buy one entrée, get second entrée free
  • Tuesdays: Succulent Turkey Dinner, including salad, entrée, dessert – $19
  • Wednesday is German Night!
  • Thursday is Steak Night: Build your own steak entrée
  • Friday is Seafood Night
  • Saturday is Wild Game Night: Venison, Elk, Duck & more
  • Sunday: Taste of Italy with Italian specialties

Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

  • Twofer Tuesdays: 2 people, 2 entrees, 1 price: $24.95 (Dine in Only)
  • Wednesday Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00pm, $2 Tacos (steak, pork, chicken, fish)
  • Thursdays: Buck-A-Beer: Order any burger, get a beer for a buck
  • Fridays: Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00pm

At Lobster Trap, Seafood, Steaks & Italian, West Side Road, North Conway

Early bird specials start at $10.95 and are served daily from 11:30am until 6:00pm. Early bird dishes are served with homemade rolls, and French fries, onion rings or cole slaw.

At White Mountain Hotel, West Side Road, North Conway

Every Friday: Friday Night Seafood Fest in Ledges Restaurant: New England seafood specialties served directly at your table. Offerings include your choice of salad or soup, appetizers including mini raw bar, gulf shrimp cocktail and poached salmon. Entrees include orange ginger diver scallops, cod and lobster duo, smoked sugar and chile grilled salmon, shrimp scampi and classic broiled seafood platter. Dessert is also included in this 4-Course menu. Seafood Fest menu changes often. Regular menu also available. Click here for sample menu.

Sundays: Grand Sunday Brunch: A White Mountain Hotel tradition since 1990. Includes chef-attended omelet station, bacon, maple sausage, homemade corned beef hash, home fries, Belgian waffles with a variety of fresh fruit toppings, whipped cream and homemade maple butter, chef-attended carving station with two carved roasts of the day, weekly entrée specials, fresh vegetables of the day, homemade soups, pancakes and Eggs Benedict from the kitchen, a delectable dessert table and much more.

 At Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort, East Madison, NH

Note: Traditions Restaurant & Pub plans to be closed December 3 – 14 for annual maintenance/cleaning and will reopen December 15.

$10 Sunday And Monday Menu Items: Enjoy a night out to start your week with special $10 menu items every Sunday and Monday. Order one for yourself or order a few dishes and share with the table.

Tap N’ A Flat Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, head to the pub for a “Tap N’ A Flat” beer and a pizza special. Enjoy your choice of cheese, pepperoni or grilled vegetable flatbread and craft draft pint from one of the taps for only $12.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, tuck in to all-you-can-eat Carolina Pork Ribs served with traditional cole slaw and french fries for $20 per person.

And at King Pine, $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets.

At Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson, NH

Tuesdays: Two One-Pound Lobsters for $26.95 from 5:00-9:00pm

Wednesday Dinner for Two Menu: Make Wednesday your date night and choose from a special two-for-$26.95 menu.  While the menu changes weekly, look for popular entrees from the menu plus a few specials too.  Two entrees from the special menu are only $26.95 (plus tax & gratuity) for both.  Click here for sample menu.

Every Thursday in January: Free Pasta Feed & Music by Kevin Dolan: Back again by popular demand the Thursday Night Free Pasta Feed starts at 5:30 pm and goes until 8:30 with music and fun by Kevin Dolan. FREE for employees of Valley Snow Sports and Ski Shops, AMC and NH Forest Service. (proof of employment required), $5.95 for skiers (bring your lift or trail ticket for that day), $8.95 if you don’t ski but just want to chow down!

Every Friday Night: Fish Fry / Oyster Lover Special : Enjoy a special fish fry along with an oyster special Every Friday Night from 5:00-9:00pm.

At Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, ME:

Thursday Night Pint & a Pound- $14.95: Includes one pound of Steamed Maine Mussels or Little Neck Clams, prepared in your choice of 5 different flavors from around the world and a Pint of local craft Beer (or glass of wine if preferred) and a basket of Artisan Focaccia & Multigrain Bread.

Taco Trio Tuesdays- $12 for Three: Includes three different authentic and creative tacos

Themed Food Events throughout Mt Washington Valley!

January 12: Author Luncheon at Sea Dog Brewing: Join White Birch Bookstore for a winter luncheon at Sea Dog Brewing with a favorite author, Katherine Arden.  Tickets are $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library.Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore, call 603-356-3200, or North Conway Library, call 603-356-2961, by January 10.Katherine will be discussing her second book in the Winternight Trilogy, The Girl in the Tower. But we are hoping she will include the first as well, The Bear and the Nightingale. Info, click here.

January 13: 20th Anniversary Kick Off Party with Mallet Bros at Tuckerman Brewing: 2018 marks Tuckerman Brewing’s 20th year of crafting delicious beer. To celebrate come for an outdoor celebration that will include a large heated tent, a special edition beer and The Mallett Brothers Band. Food will be available. Kids activities will be set-up and sponsored by The MWV Children’s Museum. Cover charge $10.

January 19-20: Stonehurst Manor’s Ice Bar: Enjoy specialty cocktails and giveaways.  Hors d’oeuvres will be passed all night. There will be dancing to the Music Man, a fashion show by Spruce Hurricane and the fire pits will be burning to keep you warm surrounded by hay bales for seating. Note: Tickets must be ordered in advance and tickets for Jan 20 are already sold out, so order soon.  All tickets are non-refundable and will be held for pickup at the door. For info and online ticket ordering, click here.

Other Deals at ski resorts and restaurants!

Jan 5:  Ticket Rollback Day at Cranmore! $10 tickets all day for all ages on this one day at Cranmore Mountain Resort. Info: Click here.

Jan 5: $5 Founder’s Day Celebration at King Pine: Pre-purchase a 1-Day ticket valid for use on Friday, January 5 for only $5! AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AND MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE. Buy Now.  Info: 603-367-8896.

Fri, Jan 5, 2018: New England Ski Day at Shawnee Peak – Purchase your ticket to ski or ride all day and night on Friday, January 6th for just $32 with the presentation of your driver’s license from a New England state. The deal just keeps getting better – rentals will just be $32 all day too. Kids get the deal with a license holder. Ski till 9pm on a Friday!

Jan 6-7:  80th Anniversary Weekend at Cranmore! Deals include: $80 2 day adult lift tickets, $80 family four pack tubing or MAP 5-8pm, $80 Get Skiing or Snowboarding 2 day package. Info: Click here.

Jan 7:  Demo day with Sport Thoma at Bretton Woods,  9:00 – 3:00pm

Jan 7: Youth Day at Attitash and Wildcat: Kids 17 and under pay just $17 for a lift ticket today.

$25 Powder & Pasta at Bretton Woods – Ski or ride from 4 – 8 p.m. and replenish with a pasta dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Available Dec. 29 – March 10, as well as during the holiday periods of Jan. 14; and Feb. 18 – 22, 2018.

$10 Tuesday Night Skiing and Snowboarding at King Pine! From 4:00-9:00pm, $10 Tuesday night lift tickets, PLUS $10 rentals, $10 terrain park lessons (available starting 1/9), $10 tubing (5-7 p.m.) AND $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern are all offered with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets. *Must be 21 years of age with valid photo id. Some restrictions apply. Limit one per person.

Every Wednesday throughout January at Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub: Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all of the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

White Mountain Hotel Frequent Diner Program

Enjoy a free entrée for every ten times you dine at White Mountain Hotel.  Please inquire at the Front Desk with any questions.

Horsefeathers Preferred Diner Program

Earn points for every dollar you spend at Horsefeathers toward a $50.00 Gift Certificate. And on your birthday, receive a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée.  Click here to sign up.

Traditions at Purity Spring Resort Loyalty Card Program

With your Traditions Loyalty Card in-hand, you will earn one point for each dollar you spend at Traditions. When you reach 500 points, you will earn a Traditions gift card with a value of $25! To receive your Traditions Loyalty Card, please ask your server the next time you visit, and begin earning points right away! Click here for program guidelines.

Free Gift Certificate from Inn at Thorn Hill

The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa has teamed up with Attitash Mountain Village Resort, a premier vacation ownership resort.  Sign up for a 90 minute of Attitash Mountain Village and receive a $200 Inn at Thorn Hill gift certificate.  It can be used any time within a year of issue for dining, lodging or spa.  Click here for full details.

For a complete list of restaurants and dining opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, click here.

Holiday Gift Ideas

The Second Annual Art Celebrates Place calendars are flying off the shelves. Have you ordered yours yet? 

These gorgeous calendars feature selected artwork by local artists from the 2010-2017 Art Celebrates Place shows. They are wire-bound, high-quality calendars printed on heavy cardstock measuring 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″. One for the office, one for home, and three for those hard-to-buy-for-cousins you’ll see at holiday dinners this month!

Pick one up at: the USVLT office in North Conway, White Birch Books, the Met Coffee House, Soyfire Candle, the MWV Chamber of Commerce office, Vintage Frameworks, the Local Grocer, Dutch Bloemenwinkel (Jackson), Jackson Art Studio, Edge of Maine Gallery (Brownfield), Spice & Grain (Fryeburg) or online at

Give the Gift of Land Conservation this Year!

What better way to spread joy this holiday season? Land Conservation is a powerful gift — a gift that only becomes more valuable over time. Give a gift membership to all those who value the precious landscapes of the upper Saco River region. The recipient of your gift will receive a “Welcome Package” with information on USVLT and local land conservation, recent newsletters, and schedules of upcoming events.  All members have voting privileges at our annual meeting, and all memberships are good for one year. Click here to give a gift membership today .

Got your calendars and gift memberships already? There are many more ways you can support USVLT:

  • Select USVLT as your preferred nonprofit while purchasing your holiday gifts on Amazon via (Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to USVLT).
  • Make a tax-deductible donation online here to the operating fund which funds the behind the scenes of our land conservation work.
  • Email to explore volunteer opportunities.
  • Help us finish the fundraising for the Pine Hill Community Forest by donating to this specific land project today!

As always, your support of the Land Trust today ensures that we can protect our region’s rivers, farms, and forests for the future.


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!








Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice News

Gathering together with family and friends during the holidays can be a special time to share memories of loved ones who have passed. A beautiful way to honor the memory of a loved one is by purchasing a porcelain dove ornament, personalized with your loved one’s name, for a $25 donation to support Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice’s compassionate local hospice work. To order your ornament, please call Tracy Ames at 603-356-7006, choose Option 1 and Ext 10. You can also stop in at the Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice office at 1529 White Mountain Highway in North Conway.

Happy holidays from all of us at Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice!

Mount Washington Valley Stay-Cation

IMG_0001What a glorious early fall day! My husband Ed and I are on a stay-cation in Crawford Notch to celebrate our birthdays and anniversary which all happen within one week of each other. We start out this morning with a quick drive along scenic Rte. 302 from North Conway to Bretton Woods past the beautiful Mount Washington and Omni Hotel to Bretton Woods Mountain, home of the Canopy Tour we are about to take. We join up with our guides, Mike and Patrick, and three other couples. One of the couples  is from Annapolis, MD and is celebrating a wedding anniversary too.  The temperature is a perfect 75 degrees with the sun shining in a cloudless blue sky. The leaves on the trees are just beginning to display a little color: muted reds and yellows mixed in with a variety of evergreens.


Patrick and Mike fit us with harnesses, gloves and helmets, then direct us to the chairlift where we ride to the top of Rosebrook Mountain. I’m used to dismounting a chairlift in the winter, but being summer, you have to wait a
little longer before stepping off the chair at the end of your ride. I forget this, and exiting a little too soon, the chairlift catches up with me and pushes against the back of my legs spurring me to quicken my step toward the adventure which awaits – zip riding through the tall canopy of ash, pine, maple, birch and hemlock trees that line the side of the mountain.

IMG_0110Patrick is a local man who’s worked at Bretton Woods. He has climbed many of the trees here, built platforms, and hauled and hoisted lines to create the canopy tour. Learning this, I immediately trust him. He knows this mountain and the canopy of lines we are about to explore.  He breaks the silence in the group with “Like my water bottle? I lost my other one and was rinsing out this plastic jug of maple syrup, and thought this is perfect. I can
attach a caribiner and all.” We marvel at his bottle and ingenuity.

I tell him he should start a new trend: “Maybe it will help the local maple syrup producers to sell a few more pints, quarts and gallons.”

He quips back, “Yeh, I have my syrup guy who can supply me. The water bottle’s real expensive, but it comes with free syrup.”

IMG_0066Mike is from Twin Mountain. As the group talks about how peaceful the area is here, he speaks about how quiet it is year round in Twin Mountain and how he once in awhile ventures to the big city of North Conway. Sam is from Long Island. His partner Tom, from Boston. They along with Brittany and Joel from Annapolis have all visited North Conway and giggle alongside me. Though my hometown offers a host of amenities and services, it doesn’t seem city-like at all to me. I am convinced that we are going to enjoy this experience in more ways than one.

Our group is bonding. We walk to our first stop together, where Patrick and Mike provide a short demonstration on how the clips work, the proper position for zipping, how to brake and how – should you come up short of the destination tree and platform when zipping — how you, hand over hand, hall yourself to the destination tree.

After the demo, we are all “given the short leash” to try out the techniques on a short line between two small trees. After we one by one “pass the test,” we are all allowed to graduate to the next tree, and then, the next ones after that. At each new platform and tree, the line between each tree grows longer.

Before we know it we are all confidently whizzing faster and faster past trees and through amazing scenery, hooting and hollering.

Three hours pass too quickly. What a great adventure!

Wildcat Mountain Summer Update!

Wildcat Mountain
Above The Rest…

Our terrain advancement manager, Dave Chandler, snapped the photo below this past Tuesday and it was such a popular photo on the Wildcat Mountain Facebook fan page, that we had to feature it again here and have it also be the current photo of the day on the new Wildcat Mountain website. Though we can’t guarantee you’ll casually ride over a moose when you’re riding the Snowcat chair, this weekend is sure to be another opportunity to enjoy some Summer Fun at Wildcat when you come ride New Hampshire’s highest scenic gondola and fly the ZipRider, the only zipline of its kind in New Hampshire with a single, continuous ride that is two to three times longer than any other zip-line in the White Mountains and Mount Washington Valley. Or maybe rattle the chains playing disc golf and enjoy our delicious fresh-made lunches and ideal summer dining spots. So ideal in fact, that we made a video about it and if you should want to stimulate your salivary glands, click here to view on the Wildcat YouTube Channel.

Our lodging partners are always ready to accommodate and book your stay & play package and we also want to mention that this weekend, our friends at Attitash Mountain Resort are not only open for summer with their many fun attractions, but are also hosting the inaugural BlueberryFEST from 2 to 8 pm this Saturday, August 4 at Bear Peak. If you haven’t heard about it, BlueberryFEST will include a craft fair & farmer’s market, field games, bbq, blueberry brews, blueberry pie baking and eating contests, and live music featuring headline act The Adam Ezra Group. Heck, stay within walking distance of the BlueberryFEST at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel.

Snowcat Moose

Guided Wildcat Mountain Summit Tour & Hike

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Join us Saturday, August 11 for the second of four high alpine summit tours this summer & fall led by naturalists from the Appalachian Mountain Club – Pinkham Notch Visitor Center followed by a guided hike down from the over 4,000 foot summit of Wildcat Mountain. Scheduled dates for the “AMC Guided Summit Tour & Hike” are Saturdays August 11, September 22, & October 13. Reservations are not required to attend and programs are geared for all ages. Meet at Guest Services in the Wildcat Mountain base lodge shortly before 10am. Admission is free, but a ticket to ride Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the summit is required. Round-trip Wildcat Express scenic gondola tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children ages 6-12, $13.00 for seniors ages 65+, and ages 5 and under ride for free (*all persons who wish to partake in the optional AMC guided hike down can pay a reduced rate for the one-way ride to the summit). Visit the Wildcat Mountain Events page for more information.

Join Us For Free Ecology Tours in July
Every Tuesday & Wednesday in August, We provide more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Program topics change weekly and range from learning about the flora and fauna of the forest; discovering what lives within and contributes to the health of a fresh-water pond ecosystem; the high-alpine, summit environment; and the geology of the surrounding mountains and Presidential Range. The Conservation Center programs at Wildcat Mountain are scheduled every Tuesday & Wednesday in August. Reservations are not required to attend, and programs are geared for all ages. Meet at Guest Services in the Wildcat Mountain base lodge shortly before 10am. Admission is free, except for high-alpine dates that require a trip on the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the summit. Visit the Wildcat Mountain Events page for program dates.
Pray for snow, but be thankful of summer while it’s here!
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Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the 9th Covered Bridge Dance… an “Old Fashioned Block Party”

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the 9th Covered Bridge Dance… an “Old Fashioned Block Party”

Saturday August 04, 2012 6 PM until 11 PM.

Dance the night away under the stars and the Jackson Covered Bridge on Saturday August 4th, 2012… Jon Sarty and The White Mountain Boys are back by popular demand…  You’ll want to dance the night away starting at 7 PM.  They’ll be plenty of food to satisfy your dining needs prepared by Sweeney’s Sensations.  Bring your chairs, blankets, friends, family and, of course, dancing shoes as the Jackson Village Community comes together for this Old Fashioned good time block party.

If you haven’t been able to attend this event in the past now is your chance… the 2012 Covered Bridge Dance is gearing up to be one of the best community events this year.  It isn’t often you see any of New Hampshire Covered Bridges closed to vehicles… but on this very special night the Jackson Covered Bridge will be closed from 5:30 PM until midnight for this great event.  You know an event is worth the trip when it stops traffic!  Of course… signs will be posted indicating that you can enter the Jackson Village loop by continuing north on Route 16 to the northern entrance less than 1/2 mile from the bridge and our finest Jackson Police crew will be on hand to redirect traffic as needed.  Please note… ALL Jackson Village businesses normally opened at night will most certainly remain opened for business during this event.  Be sure and mark your calendars to join us for a night of Dancing under the Stars and the Jackson Covered Bridge.

The Jackson Fire Department will be holding a 50/50 raffle, selling T shirts and offering some other fun things to help raise money for their 2012 expenses.

Parking for this event will be marked. The entrance fee to the Covered Bridge Dance is FREE because of our Major Sponsors the Inn at Jackson, Whitney’s Inn at Jackson, Flossie’s General Store, Homer’s Appliance & R & R Woodworkers in Celebration of Lorraine and Murray Kosstrin, Bob Bowman & Lori-Tradewell Bowman, Christmas Farm Inn & Spa, Inn at Ellis River, Wedding Daze and introducing the RiverWood Inn.

Remember to bring your dancing shoes and come hungry!

Thad Thorne 5k Results

Thad Thorne 5k Memorial Trail Run at Attitash

It was a busy Saturday in the Mt. Washington Valley today, with Kennett High School graduation and the Mt. Washington Road Race also taking place, but overall we were pleased to host the inaugural Thad Thorne 5k Memorial Trail Race with 49 runners for today’s event held at Attitash Mountain Resort.

The late Thad Thorne, who passed away a year ago this month, established summer operations at Attitash in 1976 and was considered one of the founding fathers of winter operations at the mountain, serving as the general manager of Attitash for over 20 years. Today’s running event honored Thad and all that he did for the mountain, with much of the Thorne family on hand to participate in the day’s events (see attached family photo). We also honored Virginia Thorne, Thad’s wife, with an original trail sign from our ski trail Thad’s Choice. She jokingly said upon receipt that “she was Thad’s Choice.” It was a very nice moment to cap off a great day of fun racing at the mountain.

High resolution photos from the event can be downloaded here:

Part of the proceeds from today’s race will benefit the Bartlett Middle School Ski Team, which Virginia herself had elected as the beneficiary of choice for this year’s race.

Click HERE for the Race Results

Buttonwood Inn earns TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence award

We’d like to join TripAdvisor in congratulating  Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award.

Travelers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognize your 5 rating as an exceptional achievement.

NHES Partners Host MWV Job & Resource Fair 5/18

NH Employment Security Partners to Host Mt. Washington Valley Job & Resource Fair

 CONWAY, NH – NH Employment Security (NHES) will be partnering with Granite State College to host the Mt. Washington Valley Job & Resource Fair on Friday, May 18, 2012. The Job Fair will be held at Granite State College, located at 53 Technology Lane, Conway, NH from 10:00-2:00.  Admission is free.

Employers hope to fill a variety of positions including, but not limited to: educational aides, residential advisors, sales managers, sales consultants, cashiers, customer service representatives, loaders, sales specialists, water slide attendants, janitors, cafeteria cooks, ice cream servers, mechanics, LNA’s, RN’s, physical therapist, occupational therapist, dietary aides, correctional officers, account managers, bank tellers, accounting technicians, housekeepers, office mangers, stewards, and  servers. Resource representatives will be present to aid employers and consumers alike in the many programs available in the community.  Veteran services, training programs, college representatives, NH Department of Labor, Small Business Administration, financial advisors, human services organizations, older worker programs, and NH Employment Security will all be represented.

“NH Employment Security is pleased to host the Mt. Washington Valley Job & Resource Fair, a great event providing employers the opportunity to meet with qualified and trained individuals and job seekers, building a stronger workforce for New Hampshire,” according to NH Employment Security Commissioner Tara Reardon.

NHES provides free services, resources, and tools to assist both job seekers and employers with the entire job search process, hiring and employment needs.  NHES has services available online and onsite to assist job seekers including an automated Job Match System, internet access, local papers, book and video library, employment counseling,  networking groups, and career assessments. Employer Seminars and weekly workshops are held covering such topics as job searching, resume writing and interviewing techniques.

For more information contact Jane Ryan, Employer Service Representative, NH Employment Security – Conway at (603) 447-1428 or visit