Learn To Play The Ukulele!


A North Conway Music Shop Music Clinic

North Conway, NH – The North Conway Music Shop is pleased to present a variety of exciting musical guests and learning sessions right here in Mount Washington Valley. They’re free, and held at the North Conway Music Shop which is located just North of North Conway Village.

Free to the public – everyone invited!

This Tuesday,  October 4th, 6PM to 7:30PM we are featuring:

Uke ‘N Play Uke

This clinic is hands on, so bring your Uke and your questions. Ukes are available for purchase before or at the workshop starting at $29.95. The clinic is free!

How do I sign up?
Admission will be available at the door the day of the clinic, but early sign up is advised. Call (603) 356-3562 to get on the list or come by North Conway Music Shop located just North of North Conway Village.

Who should attend?
Everyone interested in learning about and having fun with music. Beginners and experienced players, your interest is all that’s needed. Call 356-3562 for more info.

The ukulele, commonly known as the uke, originated in Hawaii in the 19th century and become very popular on the mainland USA during the early 20th century.

The uke is currently enjoying a renaissance in popularity and can be found in various styles of music including folk, rock, jazz and classical. The uke is a simple instrument for beginners to learn, yet also expressive and expansive in the hands of the masters.

Seth, our clinician,  will demonstrate some basic chords and strums for beginners, and then progress to advanced techniques including how to arrange chord-melody style, combining melody and chord accompaniment on one instrument.

About the clinician:

Seth Austen plays fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, dulcimer and more, specializing in American roots styles including traditional old time Appalachian, fingerpicking blues and bottleneck, swing, bluegrass, Celtic and New England contradance music; also Eastern European folk styles such as klezmer, Balkan and Scandinavian.

Seth regularly performs with duo partner Beverly Woods; has written various instructional books for Mel Bay; recorded, produced and played on over 50 albums; and composed music for films.

In 1981, Seth was a triple winner at the prestigious Walnut Valley National Flatpicking Championships, Winfield, KS, placing in fingerstyle guitar, mandolin and fretted dulcimer categories.

Seth teaches private lessons and group classes in the region.

You can visit Seth on the web at www.sethausten.com



Rozzie May Autumn Auction & Luncheon presented by the Stonehurst Manor, Sept. 11.

A happy carved bear from North Country Whittler . . . Commercial grade Kawaskai trimmer and Dolmar chain saw from Bartlett Service Center . . . hand blown blue bowl with “fruit” from Macomber Glass . . . amazing framed  photo from Loraine Janelle . . . 2 hr pool party for 8 at Hampton Inn & Suites . . . Private boat tour for 15 from Northern Forest Heritage Park, Berlin . . . make your own batch of wine from Vintner’s Winery (great holiday gifts with your custom label!)  . . . car washes, car detailing, restaurant gift certificates, skiing, golf . . . only a few of the auction items on the block at . . . . . .

 Tickets still only $25 for Stonehurst buffet, wine, fun and frolic “The battle of the tables”, Freedom folks have 3 tables already and challenge everyone to the battle of the tables!!!!

Tickets available at the Stonehurst Manor 356-3113 or  447-3477

Art Class Schedule Announced

The Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association (MWVAA) is pleased to announce its schedule of fall classes.

The Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association‘s fall class schedule is part of its ongoing mission to “provide educational opportunities for the study, appreciation and practice of fine arts and crafts to artists and community members of all ages and abilities.” For the first time, the MWVAA will be offering a 6 week class by Carl Owen in “Pen and Ink” starting on September 8th. The class is designed for students of all artistic levels wanting to enhance their drawing skills. It will also introduce students to illustration and cartooning.  Rebecca Klementovich will be leading a “Floral Composition” course in realistic or semi-abstract composition of flowers using any media you enjoy.  Other weekly classes include “Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner, Part 1.5  starting on September 21st.  This is a confidence building continuation of our popular beginner class designed to strengthen skills and techniques.  Carl Owen’s Oil Painting class resumes on September 14th for beginner or intermediate painters who want to learn the essentials of oil painting.  “Painting with Wool – Rug Hooking” with Linda Spear starts on October 11th, and runs for 6 weeks.  Those who have previously taken the rug hooking course are welcome to join in for further weekly sessions.

Registration is now open for all classes. Registration is accepted up to one week prior to the class start date. All classes will be held in the MWV Visual Arts Center at 16 Norcross Place (next to RSN).  Costs range from $100-$145. Scholarships are available. Complete information including course descriptions, faculty bios, registration forms, and the scholarship application process can be found online and downloaded at mwvarts.org, by calling 603-356-ARTS (2787), and at many locations throughout the valley.

The Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association is an independent, community focused, non-profit organization, which exists to promote the study, appreciation and display of the visual arts, particularly the art of the Mount Washington Valley. The Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association is generously supported by The Goldberg Foundation and The Pequawket Foundation of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Limey Open Golf Tournament at Indian Mound: 9/17 and 9/18 at:

Indian Mound to Host Limey Open Golf Tournament to benefit the Ossipee Valley Scholarship Fund

We are playing this years tournament in memory of Russ Brown.    Bill Davies is flying home for the event !   It’s not too late to choose your partner and get involved.   This is a two day event Saturday, 9/17 and Sunday, 9/18   Format is a two ball best ball on day one.   Day 2 will be a 2 person scramble (with the partner of your choice!) We are offering a light continental  breakfast each morning prior to your t-time.

A very satisfying lunch after golf, before the awards ceremony on Sunday, and a full dinner at River’s Edge on Saturday evening.   Golf with cart included both days, for $125.00 per person for MEMBERS and $195.00 per person for NON-MEMBERS.  Prizes for low gross, low net and second low net, closest to the pins, closest to the line, putting contest, raffles, live auction, and lots of fun.

Don’t get locked out . . .  sign up now !!

Stop by Indian Mound Golf Club and see the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.

Hurricane Damage Photos from Attitash and Wildcat

Attitash Mountain Resort & Wildcat Mountain Feel Effects of Tropical Storm Irene

 Bartlett & Pinkham Notch, NHAttitash Mountain Resort & Wildcat Mountain are among those businesses recovering from tropical storm Irene’s heavy rains and wind that flooded many parts of the state. Efforts were already underway at Attitash Monday morning to clean-up significant mud and rock that washed down from the mountain and covered much of the main base lodge area. Less is known currently at Wildcat Mountain about possible effects of the storm because a major section of Rt. 16 between Glen and Gorham, New Hampshire remained closed at the time of this press release and has effectively shut off access to Pinkham Notch.

In addition to the heavy wash-out, Attitash Mountain Resort’s new Mountain Coaster will remain closed until necessary grading around the base area can be completed and structural track supports can be secured again and inspected for operation. It is not known at this time when the newest attraction at Attitash Mountain Resort will re-open because all efforts are focused on cleaning up the base area, inspecting for safety, and re-opening all other summer attractions as soon as possible this week and before the upcoming Labor Day weekend. It is expected too that Wildcat Mountain will be able to make similar efforts as necessary to re-open this week.

Both Wildcat Mountain and Attitash Mountain Resort plan to re-open and operate as soon as possible this week following all required work to inspect attractions for safety and clean-up after the storm. For Attitash Mountain Resort, it is best to visit Attitash Mountain Resort or call 1 (800) 223-7669 for the most up-to-date operating information this week and this fall when operating weekends through Columbus Day. For Wildcat Mountain, it is best to visit Wildcat Mountain or call 1 (888) 754-9453 for the most up-to-date operating information this week and this fall when continuing to operate daily until Sunday, October 16.


Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley, has been ranked amongst the East’s top ten ski resorts for snow, grooming, weather, dining, après ski, off-hill activities and family programs by readers of SKI Magazine. Offering two distinct mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, and one of New England’s most advanced snow making systems, Attitash is known for its signature terrain parks, ski school and children’s programs, open-glade terrain, après entertainment, family value, the new year-round mountain coaster attraction, and quality slopeside accommodations featuring the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. This summer, Attitash Mountain Resort celebrates 35 years of summer fun in the Mount Washington Valley offering the original Alpine Slide, new year-round mountain coaster, waterslides, lift-service downhill mountain biking, scenic summit chair ride, and more. For further information, please visit Attitash Mountain Resort or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

Wildcat Mountain, a year-round destination located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest in Pinkham Notch, is home to New Hampshire’s most powerful quad summit chair lift and is renowned for its high summit elevation over 4,000 feet and greater than 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding; longest novice trail in the state at just under 3 miles; and proximity to Mt. Washington that contributes up to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually. Wildcat Mountain has consistently been rated #1Scenery and Top Ten in the East for Terrain, Challenge, Value, and Overall Satisfaction by readers of SKI Magazine. In addition to New Hampshire’s only ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the state’s highest scenic gondola in the summer and fall, Wildcat Mountain offers lift-serviced disc golf, hiking, weekly guided tours and outdoor interpretive programs with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club. For further information, please visit Wildcat Mountain or call 1-888-SKI WILD.

Dinner and a Sunset Paddle!

The centennial celebrations and promotions continue this fall at Purity Spring Resort and with one that residents from local communities can fully enjoy!

Traditions Restaurant, just opened to the public last fall, is now offering “Dinner and Sunset Paddle” on the shores of pristine Purity Lake. Dining guests at Traditions can enjoy kayaking or canoeing before or after dinner on Purity Lake, located in East Madison, which is partially bordered by the NH/Hoyt Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary.

Traditions Restaurant also hosts weekly specials on Wednesday and Thursday evenings along with a full menu of dinner choices both in the pub and the dining room, including homemade breads, soups, & salads. Additional information can be found by visiting http://www.traditionsnh.com or by calling (603) 367-4030. Please note that space is limited and reservations are needed.


Dinner and a Sunset Paddle! – Available September & October!

Enjoy dinner in the Pub or the dining room plus the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty surrounding Purity Lake. Spot a blue heron, loons, turtles, moose, deer, beavers and other wildlife in the coves and bogs of the lake and the adjacent NH Audubon Hoyt Wildlife Sanctuary. Later in the evening, relax on the front porch of Traditions Restaurant and enjoy the view of the lake and listen for the call of the loons.

All boats, paddles and life jackets are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please call ahead to guarantee seating, (603) 367-4030.

>> Win a “Dinner and Sunset Paddle for 2” gift certificate by participating in our Facebook contest… learn more!

Here’s a copy of our Dining Menu

Specialty Nights:

Wednesdays ~ Ladies’ Night
1/2 price entrees for ladies

Thursdays ~ 2-for-1 Night
2 entrees for the price of 1

Red Parka to host a raffle on Sept. 17th (during Trike Race)

The Red Parka World Championship Tricycle Race will host a raffle on Sept. 17th to benefit The Dewey Mark/Red Parka Scholarship Fun and the Glen & Bartlett Flood Victims.  Tickets may be purchased at the Red Parka for $5 each or 5 for $20.  You do not have to be present to win.  Prizes include a 4 course gourmet dinner for 4 catered in your home by Chef Dan Fitzpatrick, gift certificates, golf passes, and more.  Prize donations are welcome – contact Cindy Schwartz or Terry O’Brien at 383-4344.


Terry M. O’Brien
Owner/General Manager
The Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub
PO Box 173
Glen, NH  03838

15th Annual Scarecrow Contest, $1000 Judge’s Award

Call For Entries! 

15th Annual Scarecrow Contest, $1000 Judge’s Award

NORTH CONWAY, NH:    Settlers’ Green Outlet Village in North Conway, NH is calling for scarecrow entries from schools, non-profit organizations, gardeners, businesses and individuals to compete in the 15th Annual Scarecrow Contest.  Winners will be announced during settlers’ green shopping center’s annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2011

Celebrating 15 years of fall foliage fun, the shopping center is upping the prize package to include a $1,000 Judge’s Award, in addition to the hundreds of dollars in other awards.  In all, $3,500 in prize money will be awarded to the best entries in several divisions and age categories.  The theme for this year’s contest is “There’s No Business Like Crow Business!”  Scarecrow entries are encouraged to be bigger than life, unusually creative and totally homemade.   The contest is open to everyone and there is no entry fee.   This is a great opportunity for clubs, businesses, social groups, schools and daycares to have fun creating a representative scarecrow AND win some money for their organization!

All scarecrows must be handmade by the person(s) entering the contest and must be standing up and at least life sized – larger than life is ok too!    All scarecrows will be on display for three weeks and must be weather resistant.  It is very important that scarecrows be affixed to a post no larger than a “two by four,” approximately 6 feet tall, and ready for display. Settlers’ Green Outlet Village will provide free posts for anyone in need and for ideas and photos of previous year’s scarecrow winners go to settlers’ green.  The web site also has the entry form and rules, or you can stop by the management offices for a copy or call us at 356-7031 and we will send you one.

Entry forms must be completed and returned to the management office by email, fax to 356-9098, or dropped off no later than September 26 andall scarecrows must be ready and installed no later than 4 pm Friday, October 1.  The sooner you enter, the better your scarecrow “location” will be.  Scarecrows will be placed around the shopping center in areas where they receive at least partial coverage from the weather, but all scarecrows should be ready for whatever mother nature provides!

The Fall Festival on October 1 will not only feature the scarecrows, but also free music concert with local legend Tom Dean, a pumpkin pie contest, pumpkin carving demonstration and display, free horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin sale and while supplies last, free cider and horse drawn wagon rides.  To receive an entry form for the contest or to find out more about Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, please call 356-7031, ext. 10 or on line at settlers’ green.

Settlers’ Green Outlet Village in North Conway, NH is a village designed, outlet center in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  With over 60 brand name outlet stores including Banana Republic, J. Crew, Talbots, Coach, American Eagle Outfitters and Chico’s, the center features a seasonal food court, beautifully landscaped courtyard, children’s play area and spray-ground.

New Fall Seminars!!

The Cure for the Common Business
with the Entreprenologist

New Fall Seminars

Supervisor Skills
Wed. Sept 7th

Shoe-String Marketing & Social Media
Tues. Sept 13th

Time Management
Wed. Sept 14th

Debits are from Venus, Credits are from Mars
Wed. Sept 21st

5 Steps to Freedom for Owners
Wed. Sept 28th

Sales Remedies
Wed. Oct 5th

The Cure for Common Service
Wed. Oct 12th

It’s Back to School Time for You Too!
By Michael Kline, Entreprenologist

September is a great time to invest a half-day away from work to be proactive in your work and your life.

  • No Boring Seminars Here
  • No Boring Classrooms Here!
  • Just a half a day and a few dollars could generate a very high return!

Improve sales, productivity, communication and your work environment. I guarantee you will leave every seminar with new motivation to make improvements in your life.

You’ll have a list of valuable nuggets of wisdom and insights you hadn’t thought of before (or at least in a long time).
We limit our class sizes; most seat ten people, so book early to avoid disappointment. Small classes mean you get more take home value. It does NOT mean you have to talk a lot or be picked on. If you’re happy just observing, I will respect that, so you’ll still be comfortable.

It’s easy to book and pay right online, so grab your calendar and plan your September and October dates right now! I mean NOW! You know how you are – you’ll put it off, get busy and forget, then wish you had done it, then you’ll say maybe next time… enough!

Do this for yourself – you deserve it – so let’s get going! Call me if you’re not sure what to take. My cell # is (603) 986-8541.

The Super Supervisor
Wed Sept 7th
8am-12 noon, at the Met

Save a fortune by avoiding mistakes in hiring the wrong people, keeping the wrong people, losing valued employees, or reducing productivity when we try to improve it!

If you are an old-hat at this, you could save a fortune in mistakes by getting refreshed on important issues, and learn something new about today’s workforce.

If you are new to these responsibilities, this seminar is an absolute must. You were probably promoted because you were good at your actual job, which did not included dealing with difficult employees, increasing the productivity of others, or correcting and changing the behavior of others.

Learn to Deal with Difficult Employees

How to Really Change Behavior
Understand Generational Differences
Transition from Manager to Leader
Hire Better, Motivate Better, Produce Better

Who Should Attend: This seminar will help the experienced owner or manager as much as a first-time supervisor. Skills are applicable for any work environment, including food, hotel, retail, office management, construction, etc.

Click to Book online today
$75.00 per person
$59.00 Chamber members
or Call 603 986 8541

Summer Strong, Labor Day Not A Total Wash-Out In Mt. Washington Valley!

 North Conway, NH – While the majority of businesses responding to an informal survey from the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce glowed about summer, most felt that Irene put a damper on the end of the summer season, certainly impacting the last week in the summer for businesses.  Yet, among those reporting, Labor Day was surprisingly solid, with some businesses reporting increases in revenues over 2010.  Reports of road and bridge washouts, flooding and downed trees throughout New Hampshire, not to mention clean-up efforts for businesses in the Valley combined to make for a challenging Labor Day holiday for most. Looking ahead, businesses are cautiously optimistic about fall, with most concurring that travelers will continue to maintain the trend toward last minute travel planning.

Sue LeFave, co-owner of the Old Red Inn and Cottages reported that Labor Day 2011 was on par with last year and the was  summer was strong with an increase in revenues over last year for the summer months.  Linda Trask, co-owner of the Glen Oaks Inn told the chamber that Labor Day was actually a little ahead of last year and that the hurricane had no impact on bookings or travel plans.  Trask credits new marketing approaches with an increase in business for the summer months this year.

Jonathan Rivers, Owner of Indian Mound Golf Course said the hurricane forced the course to close for four days while crews worked feverishly to get ready for Labor Day weekend.  Rivers commented that the summer was strong as evidenced by increased spending in the restaurant and loyal customers.

“We were pleased that our facilities were in no way impacted by Hurricane Irene and we had 100% of our rides and attractions open this Labor Day weekend including our mountain coaster and aerial adventure park,” said Kathy Bennett, Marketing Director at Cranmore.  According to Bennett, the first summer for Cranmore’s new Adventure Park was strong, especially the month of August.  “Overall our first summer operations were successful and now launches us as a year-round resort,” finished Bennett.

Thomas Prindle reported that Attitash crews were able to quickly recover from the hurricane and re-open for business, yet the Mountain Coaster was disabled for an undetermined time.  “Wildcat Mountain, mostly unaffected by Tropical Storm Irene, had only the weather this year to prevent higher visitor numbers over last year,” stated Prindle.  According to Prindle summer revenues were up at Attitash until the most recent hurricane setback; the Mountain Coaster proved to be a great new attraction for Attitash Mountain Resort and was contributing to greater visitor numbers and higher revenues for the peak summer operating period.

Cathy Smith at Wine Thyme in North Conway reported July was a very strong month with revenues up over 20 percent from last year.  August was following with the same pattern for the restaurant and wine shop until Hurricane Irene.  However, Labor Day weekend was strong for Wine Thyme, ending up with revenues posting higher than last year.

Matt Fusco, owner of the Rugged Mill store in North Conway reported a strong summer followed by a good Labor Day weekend, despite the interruption from Hurricane Irene earlier in the week.  “I was pleasantly surprised under the circumstances how many people were around and were willing to spend,” stated Fusco referring to the Labor Day weekend.

Looking forward to fall all of those responding to the survey were optimistic.  Lodging properties state unanimously that they expect travelers to continue the trend toward last minute planning, waiting to insure the weather and travel conditions will be ideal.  Like most of the other Mt Washington Valley attractions, Kathy Bennett explained that Cranmore will continue to be open weekends through October with Mountain Adventure Park, the annual Halloween Ghoullog plus the addition of a haunted mountain coaster and giant swing ride.

New Hampshire DOT crews are making good progress to open roads and bridges impacted by flooding.  Parts of the Kancamagus Highway and Route 302 have been re-opened. For more information on visiting Mt Washington Valley and for complete vacation planning, visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (1-800-367-3364).

Telling Tales “Out On The Town” Class Takes Dog Training To The Streets!

Fryeburg, Maine – Sept. 3, 2011. Telling Tails Training Center is the first dog training business in the Valley to help people transition from the classroom to the real world. The Out on the Town Class brings dog training into real life. According to Telling Tails owner Robin Crocker, “We all want to take our dogs to the park and have them behave. Sometimes that transition from classroom to the real world can be difficult for both dogs and owners. So we are going to help make that happen.” During the Out on The Town class, instructor Marianne Finney will work with dog/handler teams, helping them work around big distractions, greeting people and other dogs, keeping their dog’s attention and focus, and practicing skills they have learned in the classroom. Dogs that are less distracted and more focused on their owners are more obedient and better behaved. This class literally takes dog training to the streets.

Telling Tails offers a variety of dog training classes for people interested in learning how to work with and train their family pets. Classes are held at the Training Center in Fryeburg, Maine, and are in a well controlled environment. This helps beginner students and dogs succeed. Dog’s need a low distraction environment to learn new skills and it seems that works well for their human partners too. Telling Tails has successfully provided that environment for hundreds of dogs and their owners. In the new Out on The Town class, owners take all that they have learned in the controlled environment and work on those skills in public places around North Conway.

Marianne Finney is a certified dog trainer and has been teaching dog obedience classes in the Valley for a number of years. She has been teaching with Telling Tails since it’s opening almost three years ago. Marianne has worked extensively with shelter dogs and is the owner and founder of K9 Mountaineer Club, a unique doggie day care where dogs spend time hiking and going for long off leash walks. Marianne teaches Pet Dog 101 and Reactive Dog Classes at Telling Tails.

Out on The Town Class starts this Friday, September 9th. For more information on this class please contact Telling Tails Training Center at 207-642-3693 or visit the website at www.TellingTailsTraining.com.

Pre-school Story Hour Returns: 9/12/2011- Remick Museum & Farm

Pre-school Story Hour returns Monday, September 12th at the Remick Museum & Farm in Tamworth

Tuesday, August 30, 2011-Tamworth, NH: Pre-school Story Hour returns to the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm on Monday, September 12th from 10am to 11am.

During this story hour, the theme is school! We’ll begin with reading from some of our favorite children books and conclude with an inside craft activity or outside farm time. Story hour is a free program, designed for ages 2-5, but all are welcome! If bringing a group of more than 5, please call ahead.

The Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth, NH. Easily accessible from Routes 16 and 25, please call for further information (603) 323-7591 or visit us online at Remick Museum & Farm

Anything is Possible!

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