Category Archives: NH News

Medallion Opera House Presents Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino

Internationally-acclaimed guitarist Peppino D’Agostino returns to the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire on Saturday, March 18th from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $12 per person and may be purchased at the door or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org or in person at the White Mountain Café and Bookstore. For more information, please call (603)-466-3322.

About Peppino D’Agostino

D’Agostino left Italy over 30 years ago with a dream to play with the greatest guitarists. Today,  he has become one of those greatest guitarists. He has played in more than 30 countries, from international festivals and theaters, and has shared the stage with artists such as Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Assad, Larry Carlton, and Eric Johnson. Among his accomplishments, he was recognized as “the guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, “a giant of the acoustic guitar” by the San Diego Reader, and was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by readers of Guitar Player magazine. His composition “Stammi Vicino,”  reached number one in the iTunes rock charts in Italy.

His performances are always changing and exciting. Audiences never truly know what to expect at his concerts, but they can certainly expect an experience of a lifetime with his beautiful, complex, and up tempo original instruments as well as his memorable compositions.

The Best of NH Ballot Closes in 1 Week

The opportunity to vote in the annual Best of NH Ballot closes on Monday, March 20th.  This is your opportunity to voice your opinion on New Hampshire’s best restaurants, bars, services, and people, so cast your vote before it’s too late!

To cast your votes, please visit http://www.nhmagazine.com/Best-of-NH-Ballot/.

About The Best of NH

Since 2000, New Hampshire Magazine has polled and published the picks of its readers and editors in categories that range from best cupcakes to best martini to best antiques shop and everything in between.

Their annual Readers’ Poll and extensive list of Editor’s Picks all lead up to the state’s biggest celebration, The Best of NH Party, which will be held at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Their 16th annual event will showcase New Hampshire Magazine Best of NH-award winners in an evening of food, fun, live music and festivities that benefits Stay Work Play New Hampshire.

The Mount Washington Summit Road Company Announces The Return Of The Glen House Hotel


glen-house-hotel-modelPinkham Notch, NH
-Half a century since the last Glen House stood on this site, the family-owned Mount Washington Summit Road Company (MWSRC) which has owned and operated the Mt. Washington Auto Road since 1906, intends to have the fifth iteration of the hotel open by May 2018.

The 68-room hotel will be built on the west side of Route 16 in Green’s Grant on a site owned by the MWSRC and will feature a pool, meeting room and restaurant. Half of the rooms will have balconies facing the Northern Presidential mountains and the Carter Moriah range. Aesthetically, the hotel will be built in classic New England vernacular, with clapboards, painted trim and signature chimneys, similar to the previous four Glen Houses that have stood on this site since 1852. The design of the guestrooms is reflective of the simplicity of Shaker design while the public spaces embrace both the history of the Mt. Washington Auto Road and local Native American roots.

In line with the environmental stewardship of the MWSRC, the Glen House will be highly energy efficient and close to carbon neutral. The company has proven to be a leader in applying innovative, green-energy practices to all aspects of its business, and the new Glen House will be no exception. A state-of-the-art geothermal system will provide heating and cooling for the hotel, and two offsite energy-generating projects will harness hydro and solar power.

The three-story hotel will serve guests visiting the Auto Road and taking advantage of the winter and summer offerings of Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, which offers hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and many outdoor programs in summer. Winter activities include cross-country skiing on 45 kilometers of classic and skate-groomed trails, snowshoeing, snow tubing and winter tours to treeline on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach.

Partnering with the MWSRC on this historic project is Martini Northern, a construction management company based in Portsmouth, BMA Architects from Amherst, NH and Stibler Associates, an interior design firm from Bedford, NH.

Scheduled to break ground in the spring of 2017, the Glen House is anticipating an open date prior to Memorial Day 2018.

Written by Crispin Battles
Marketing Director at Mt. Washington Auto Road

White Mountain Waldorf School Hires New Director of Advancement, Rose M. Heggeman

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The White Mountain Waldorf School is pleased to welcome Rose Heggeman as the new Director of Advancement.  The main focus of her work will be marketing, enrollment and fundraising. Rose is a Maine native, living in Bridgton with her husband, Jim, and their two children: Alana, age 5, and Xander, age 4, both of whom are attending the school.  Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Goddard College and spent over a decade working with the senior leadership team at Saint Joseph’s College in Maine.  She is also a registered yoga teacher and holistic health coach trained through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  Rose is excited be to joining the community and is looking forward to meeting all its members.

In her letter to the community, Rose expresses her enthusiasm and commitment to child development and education, as well as her passion for a Waldorf education. She explains, “Like many of you, we have joined this community because it provides a nurturing environment for child development, and a feeling of family where we can learn alongside each other, how to best cherish imagination and creativity.” Her vision for 2017 is to “discover new ways to increase engagement and provide space for members of our community to come together and strengthen our bond with each other and the greater school network of bright minds, big thinkers and problem solvers – just like our children!” The Mount Washington Valley welcomes you and thanks you for your dedication to education.

About White Mountain Waldorf School
The White Mountain Waldorf School, established  in 1985, teaches children a curriculum that balances academic, artistic, and practical life skills; fostering each child’s ability to think with clarity, feel with compassion, and act with purpose and social responsibility in the world. While the school started out as a a small nursery-kindergarten, it now enrolls preschool aged children up to 8th grade students.  The school’s mission is to instill creativity and a desire for learning, cultivates social responsibility and personal integrity, and supports the home and greater community.

For more information about the White Mountain Waldorf School, visit www.whitemountainwaldorf.org. 

Grand Celebration at Locally-Owned 7-Eleven in North Conway

Nicole L. Milewski, owner of North Conway 7-Eleven, welcomes the community to their grand celebration on Friday, January 20th, in celebration of becoming a locally-owned franchise. Visit 7-Eleven at any time during their regular business hours to participate in door prizes, free samples, lottery raffles, and give-a-ways. Join the fun and welcome a community-centered, generous franchise owner to the Mount Washington Valley!

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The North Conway 7-Eleven Store is located at 2039 White Mountain Highway in North Conway, New Hampshire. For more information about this event or the store itself, please call (603) 356-5858.

Safeco Insurance® honors Chalmers Insurance Group with membership in the Safeco® Premier Partner Program

Chalmers Insurance Group has been selected for membership in the Safeco Premier Partner Program, which recognizes the outstanding achievement and partnership of only the best agencies.

Fewer than 10% of independent insurance agencies that sell Safeco personal lines products receive this distinguished honor.

At Chalmers Insurance Group we are pleased to be among the top agencies in the country!

As a member in the Safeco Premier Partner Program, we will receive access to special resources and programs that support us in serving our customers.

We strive to provide our customers with trusted guidance, so this Safeco honor makes us proud.

To work with Chalmers Insurance Group please call 800-360-3000 or get a quote at ChalmersInsuranceGroup.com

12th ANNUAL MISS NEW HAMSHIRE’S OUTSTANDING TEEN COMPETITION SET FOR SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13TH

The twelfth annual Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen Competition is set for Saturday, February 13, 2016 for a duel preliminary competition and then a final competition later in the evening.   Twenty-eight contestants, including Julie Downs Miss Berlin-Gorham 2016, vie for scholarships and the right to compete at the Twelfth annual Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in August, in Orlando Florida.  Where Allie Nault, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Gilford, NH resident will crown her successor.  New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen Competition is a program for girls’ ages 13 to 17 years of age.  It is the little sister program to the Miss America Organization.   The competition is intended to encourage and reward talent, communication skills, community service, and academic achievement.   The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program, Inc., the official state chapter of the Miss America Organization, sponsors the teen program.

Julie Downs, Miss Berlin-Gorham 2016
Julie Downs, Miss Berlin-Gorham 2016

The competition takes place at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton’s Academy’s Spaulding Arts & Humanities Center in Derry.   On Saturday February 13, 2016 the first preliminary competition begins at 1:00 p.m. and the evening final competition begins at 8:00 p.m.   The contestants are vying for more than $5,000.00 in scholarship grants.

Miss New Hampshire 2015 Holly Blanchard along with Marc Willis, will serve as co-emcees of the event and Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen Skylar Rienert will crown her successor.   The program’s producer is Miss New Hampshire 2003, Candace Glickman.  Pattie Lamontagne chairs the event with her co-chair Miss New Hampshire 2005 Audra (Paquette) Burns.

The student teens are scored using the same general criteria as the Miss New Hampshire and Miss America competitions.   During the Preliminary Competitions the Scoring is: Interview 25%, Talent 35%, Evening-wear/On-Stage Question 20%, Life Style and Fitness 10% and Scholastic Achievement 10%.

The final competition on Saturday evening will begin with an opening and then a top 10 will be announced.   The top 10 will compete once again in the on-stage events with 35% of each contestant’s score carried forward from the preliminary in the form of a composite score.   Talent will be worth 35%, Eveningwear 15% and Fitness competition 15%.  By the end of the evening, a top five will be named followed by the announcement of runners-up and winner.

Tickets are available at the door at a price of $32.50 for adults and 17.50 for students under 18 or seniors over 62.   The one ticket allows entrance to both the Saturday preliminary and the finals on Saturday evening.   The box office at the theater opens one hour before each event.

Photos of the 28 contestants can be found on the Miss NH website at missnh.org/teen-titleholders.html