Farewell to Summer” Concession Lunch at the Remick Museum & Farm Saturday, September 3rd

Tamworth, NH: Fall is peeking around the corner, so bring the family to our last hoorah and bid summer farewell, Remick Farm style on Saturday, September 3rd from 11 to 2.

We’ll be grilling up your favorite BBQ foods from 12:00-1:30 including a gluten free and vegetarian option. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of guided tours and games for children of all ages!

Museum admission is $3 and children ages 4 and under are free. Admission includes tours and activities. The Remick Museum and Farm is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth Village. For more information please call toll free 1 (800) 686-6117 or (603) 323-7591. Visit us online at the Remick Museum and Farm

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Varvara Harmon now showing until Columbus day at Harvest Gold Gallery

Varvara Harmon, artist, illustrator, and photographer. Whether it is a seascape, pond, or snow Varvara captures the essence of nature transporting the admirer of her paintings into the scenery.  One can feel the coolness of the ocean breeze, the crispness of the fall leaves, or the serene calm of a meadow just by gazing into one of her paintings. She is also adept at making variety still life paintings from fresh cut flowers to a cup of tea seem lifelike. Her paintings show the simple beauty in common objects.

Born in Russia, Harmon was inspired by the spectacular wilderness she explored as a geologist. These experiences brought her back to her first love, painting. Soon her paintings became in great demand. This led to her being honored as the first artist to put on a solo exhibition in the Museum of V.E. Lenin in Kazan, Russia.

In 2001 Varvara immigrated to the United States and in 2002 became an exhibiting artist.  Throughout the years Varvara’s work has become more in demand.  She continues to experiment with different mediums; acrylics, oils, watercolors and pencils, paintings on silk, ink and pencil. Although landscapes encompass most of Varvara’s works, she is also accomplished in still life, portraits, photography, and commissioned work.

Varvara’s own words, “I don’t really have to search hard for my subjects, I see beauty everywhere,” gives one the sense that she will continue to wow us with her many talents.

Varvara’s paintings are now on display at Harvest Gold Gallery in Center Lovell, Maine.  For more information please call 925-6502. www.harvestgoldgallery.com

For a list of other great Art Galleries in the Mount Washington Valley area, visit the link!

Farm Fresh Brown Bag Lunch available Monday August 29th at the Remick Museum and Farm

TAMWORTH, NH – Don’t miss our farm fresh brown bag lunch on Monday, August 29th from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth Village.

It’s a brown bag lunch day at the Remick! Bring your lunch home, to the office or enjoy it at one of our picnic tables. Watch the baby animals frolic in the summer sun while you enjoy a sandwich or entree salad, side dish, preserve or pickle sample and dessert. Menus are based on seasonal foods and will be posted on our online calendar. Children’s lunch includes a PB&J, snack and dessert or a half portion of the adult menu. A gluten free option is available if requested 24 hours in advance.

Come for lunch and make a day of it! Tour the farm or join in activities. Tours begin at 11am; visit us online to see our complete tour and activity schedule.

Brown bag lunches are $6 per adult and $3 per child. Lunches do not require reservations and are on a first come, first served basis. A menu will be posted during the week of.

Admission to the Remick Museum is $3 per person and includes tours and the activity of the day. Children ages 4 and under are free. The Remick Museum is open Monday-Friday (10am to 4pm) and Saturday (10am-3pm). For more information please call the Museum’s Visitor Center at (603) 323-7591 or toll free 1 (800) 686-6117. The Remick Museum is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth Village. Visit us online at www.remickmuseum.org.

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Get More from Life. Get a Library Card.

CONWAY, NHThe Conway Public Library invites your business to be part of our library card membership drive! September is national Library Card Sign-up Month and the Conway Public Library will be promoting the benefits of a library card throughout the MWV using our slogan, “Get More from Life.  Get a Library Card.”    We are looking to partner with area businesses.  How?  We are asking businesses to offer a discount or a “deal” when customers show their library card between September 1st and October 15th.  We think this is a perfect opportunity for area businesses get some business while at the same time encouraging residents to get a Conway Public Library card.

What’s in it for you and your business? The Conway Public Library will advertise your discount offer in our Library Connection column in the Conway Sun, during our September Drive Time spot on 93.5 WMWV, on the homepage of our website (www.conwaypubliclibrary.org), and with flyers that will be distributed throughout the valley.  We also will send the information to the area schools and have it as we recruit library card users at parent nights as well as at places such as Shaw’s Supermarket.  It’s an easy way to promote community collaboration, encourage library use, and advertise, too!

Lastly, getting a FREE library card is easy.  Area business owners are welcome to get a Conway Public Library card (just bring in proof that your business is located within the Conway taxpayer area)!  What about your employees?  All residents of Albany, Eaton, and Conway may register to get a free card with proof of physical address.  If you have staff members who live outside of Conway, consider letting employees use a Conway Public Library card held under your business’s name.  All students and teachers in the Conway school System may get free cards as well (please bring your school id card).  If you have any questions, call the library at 603.447.5552 or visit our website at www.conwaypubliclibrary.org

Today’s libraries provide all kinds of information and materials for fun, work or study. The Conway Public Library is no exception. September is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind everyone that a library card is the best deal in town!  If you are interested in having your business participate, please call Tara or Janis at 603.447.5552 or via email at tthomas@conwaypubliclibrary.org or jminshull@conwaypubliclibrary.orgThe deadline for business registration is Wednesday, August 31st at noon.  (Reminder: the promotion will run from Sept. 1st – October 15, 2011.)  Thanks!

Conway Public Library, 15 E. Main Street, PO Box 2100, Conway, NH 03818

603.447.5552, www.conwaypubliclibrary.org

Saturday, August 27th Front Porch Quilt Show and Lunch at the Remick Museum and Farm

Thursday, August 04, 2011- Join us for the final concession lunch of the season and Front Porch Quilt show on Saturday, August 27th from 11am to 2pm.

Delight in the beauty and creativity of our area quilters who will showcase their art on our front porch. Watch as we unveil our special children’s paper quilt along with our collection of historic Remick Family quilts. Sit a spell in Marion’s Garden and listen to live music while savoring complimentary lavender lemonade and Aunt Gertrude’s blueberry cake.

Illustration by Kathleen Johnson of the Remick Museum’s front porch.

Join our guided tour of the farm at 11am or stroll through the Captain Enoch Remick House, listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, at 1pm. Pack a picnic lunch or purchase a home-made farm fresh lunch from 11:30-1:30.

Museum admission is $3 and children ages 4 and under are free. Admission includes tours and activities. The Remick Museum and Farm is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth Village, open Monday-Friday (10am to 4pm) and Saturday (10am-3pm). For more information please call toll free 1 (800) 686-6117 or (603) 323-7591. Visit us online at www.remickmuseum.org.

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Great Turnout for the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce After Hours at The Darby Field Inn with Kline Seminars

NORTH CONWAY, NH—“It was the largest After Hours turn out I’ve ever seen,” said Pony Rice, North Conway Information Booth volunteer. Over 100 Chamber members and non members were in attendance for the monthly event. The weather was looking weary on the drive up the Kancamagus Highway, but the clouds cleared up and the sun came out just in time for the outdoor garden party. What a fabulous garden party it was—the landscaping speaks for itself at the Darby Field Inn with gorgeous and vibrant perennials in full bloom and humming birds zipping back and forth.

Guests enjoyed Caribbean jerk chicken sandwiches and burgers right off the grill accompanied by the festive sounds of Jimmy Buffett. Later, the Arts in Motions Theater cast of Jesus Christ Superstar performed live. Jesus Christ Superstar is now playing until the end of August at the Arts in Motion Theater at Kennett High School.

The Gibson Center for Senior Services was the featured non profit of the evening. The Gibson Center is committed to serving senior citizens of Northern Carroll County by offering different programs and services. The goal is to give seniors a feeling of independence along with quality of life by remaining in their homes. For more information on what the Gibson Center has to offer, call (603) 356-3231.

Announcements of the evening highlighted the end of the summer events coming up. August 20th marks the White Mountain Art and Artisan Festival at the Jackson Village Park with a auction and dance to follow at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. Tickets are just $25 and can be purchased at the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association (603) 356-2787 or Vintage Frameworks (603) 356-7711. Tickets can also be purchased online at mwvarts.org and a limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door. The Fields on the Saco, a farm to table culinary event is on August 27th at the Sherman Farm—there are a limited amount of tickets left so please call 603-356-5701 or email sarah@mtwashingtonvalley.org.

The 2nd Annual Free Family Funergy Festival at Cranmore Mountain is on September 24th where there will be a wide variety of children and family friendly activities. The event will feature local companies who practice sustainability; “green” exhibitors are encouraged to participate. There is no cost to be an exhibitor, contact Colleen Cormack at colcormack@hotmail.com or (603) 447-8361 to register.

The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to thank The Darby Field Inn and Kline Seminars for hosting this month’s After Hours, as well as their After Hours sponsors; Mt. Washington Radio Group (WMWV), Magic 104, Valley Info Radio, Varsity Beverage, and Jammin’ DJ Wedding Entertainment.

For more information about becoming a member of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce contact Melody Nester, Membership Services, at 603-356-5701 ext. 302 or email Melody@mtwashingtonvalley.org.

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Kahuna Laguna Only New England Waterpark Named in “Top 10 U.S. Waterparks”

NORTH CONWAY, NH– Kahuna Laguna, the 40,000 square-foot indoor water park at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Spa in North Conway, NH, was recently named one of the “Top 10 Water Parks in the U.S.” by travelers on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The only New England water park named to the prestigious list, Kahuna Laguna is in good company with such well-known water park heavyweights as Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Sea World’s Aquatica.

Since it’s opening less than 3 years ago, Kahuna Laguna has provided an 82-degree tropical oasis with fantastic views of the valley and surrounding mountains through the water park’s glass wall. Featured attractions include the Wiki Wave Pool’s powerful three-foot, crossing waves and colorful body and tube slides totaling 900 feet in length with high-speed twists and turns, ending in a pool below the slide tower. The Bamboo Bay Adventure Tower is a play tower with water cannons, slides, squirting coconuts, a rope bridge and a giant 170-gallon tipping bucket. Kahuna Court and Waterfall is an activity pool for basketball or volleyball and has a five-foot waterfall. And, Little Kahuna Kids’ Play Area is specially designed for younger visitors with a shallow pool, a three-person slide, water toys, a four-person baby bouncer and lemon drop fountains. A 25-person whirlpool, the Tiki Tide Café and the Aloha Arcade complete the overall water park experience.

According to General Manager Steve Lambert, “We are thrilled with the accolades received from TripAdvisor’s travelers and look forward to continuing to offer fantastic water park entertainment and exceptional service to all our guests.” Kahuna Laguna has also been praised by the World Waterpark Association in a feature article in The World Waterpark Magazine and has received the highest safety certification in Aquatic Risk Management and Lifeguard Training through Jeff Ellis & Associates, international leaders in aquatic safety.

Guests interested in Kahuna Laguna may visit www.kahunalaguna.com or call 1-800-RJACKET for additional information and reservations.

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Spa is one of seven Red Jacket Resorts in New England owned and operated by The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA. For more information, contact Steve Lambert at (603) 356-5411 or visit www.redjacketresorts.com.

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2nd Annual Free Family Funergy Festival at Cranmore Sept. 24 ‘Green’ Exhibitors Are Encouraged to Participate

NORTH CONWAY, NH – The Mt. Washington Valley Green Team is set to present its second annual Family Funergy Festival, set this year for Saturday, September 24th, at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, with a full slate of kid-friendly activities and green living exhibits and demonstrations running from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m.

This free event is a family friendly, hands-on investigation of energy and resource conservation.

In addition to exhibits and demonstrations featuring alternative energy, energy conservation, and other environmentally friendly themes, the day’s events are set to include such activities as making s’mores in a solar oven, investigating layers of soil in a soil pit, and fun, exploration games for younger kids.

The event is also set to feature the Nike Sneaker Fling, in which participants can bring in their old sneakers for recycling, try their hand at the sneaker toss, and learn how sneakers can be recycled into such things as gymnasium floors.

Exhibitors and vendors welcome. Exhibitors and vendors are encouraged to participate in this event by setting up a booth to show off what makes your company or organization “green.” Key words connected to sustainability are often words like “local,
organic, natural, recycled, biodegradable, and energy efficient.”  These words are not meant to be limiting, but rather to provide an idea of exhibitor themes.

Registration is required to participate as an exhibitor, and there is no fee to participate this year.  For more information, or to register, please contact Colleen Cormack at colcormack@hotmail.com or (603) 447-8361. Applications can also be mailed to P.O. Box 2191 Conway, NH 03818 prior to September 1.

A committee of the Mt. Washington Valley Preservation Association in affiliation with the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Mt. Washington Valley Green Team was developed to act as a catalyst to facilitate, educate, promote, and encourage sustainable green business practices that will lead to positive, measurable business, community, and environmental results.

The Green Team is supported by Charter Sponsor Cormack Construction Management Inc.

More information on the Green Team’s work is available by clicking on the Green Team logo at www.mtwashingtonvalley.org or by visiting the MWV Green Team Facebook page.

Join Author Mary Holland at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – On Saturday, August 20 take a visual journey through the 12 month o f the year as seen through the eyes of naturalist Mary Holland.  Beginning in March when the earth awakens, and ending in February, Mary Holland guides you through a selection of each month’s most memorable natural events.  Images and informational tidbits about reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, insects, spiders and plants of New England are presented to audiences of all ages.  This informative slide program is accompanied by a collection of natural history artifacts, including skulls, scat, feathers, horns antlers and more.  Mary will have copies of her book to sign and sell.

Programs are free & open to the public.  Join us for dinner at 6 pm, reservations are recommended.
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Route 16, Pinkham Notch, NH. For more information contact the AMC at (603) 466-2727.  This schedule is subject to change. AMC Outdoor Explorations are sponsored in part by L.L. Bean & the William T. Morris Foundation. The AMC is an equal opportunity service provider. The AMC operates Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and its system of backcountry huts in the White Mountain National Forest under a special-use permit from the US Forest Service.

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Want to know more or refresh your computer skills?

Sign up for some Computer Classes this Fall with Computer Port

Basic Computer Series:

Tues Sept. 13:  Basic Computing (point-n-click, keyboard shortcuts, right-click menus)

Wed Sept 14:  Control Panel (add/remove software, maintenance, security, backups)

Tues Sept 20:  Navigating Your Hard Drive and more (locating, storing, organizing, moving and editing files including pictures)

Wed Sept. 21:  Computer Safety and Internet (Using the internet and safety tips)

 MS OFFICE 2010 Series:

Tues Sept 27:  MS Word Basic

(Correcting Docs, Enhancing, Saving, Mailings, Previewing)

Wed Sept 27:  MS Word Formatting (Tabs, Indenting, Styles, Headers, Page No.)

Tues Oct 4:  MS Word Advanced (Templates, Fancy Text, Background, Tables, Tracking)Excel Starter

Wed Oct 12: MS Excel (introduction to Microsoft Excel)

NEW this FALL:

Tues Oct 18:  Quickbooks (for beginners and intermediate)

Wed Oct 19:  Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In)

 Classes are 5-7pm and are Located at Computer Port

 (we’re next to Discount Beverage)

1130 Eastman Road, North Conway, NH

Cost is $35 per class *Quickbooks is $50 per class

We reserve the end of each class for your questions, so bring your list. If we can’t answer your questions, we will get back to you.  If you use a laptop, please feel free to bring it – you will be able to work with your own files and software!

 Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call (603) 356-7161 * Minimum 2 students to run the class.  We will reschedule if needed.

Farm Fresh Brown Bag Lunch available Wednesday August 24th at the Remick Museum and Farm

TAMWORTH, NH – Don’t miss our farm fresh brown bag lunch on Wednesday, August 24th from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth Village.

It’s a brown bag lunch day at the Remick! Bring your lunch home, to the office or enjoy it at one of our picnic tables. Watch the baby animals frolic in the summer sun while you enjoy a sandwich or entree salad, side dish, preserve or pickle sample and dessert. Menus are based on seasonal foods and will be posted on our online calendar. Children’s lunch includes a PB&J, snack and dessert or a half portion of the adult menu. A gluten free option is available if requested 24 hours in advance.

Come for lunch and make a day of it! Tour the farm or join in activities. Tours begin at 11am; visit us online to see our complete tour and activity schedule.

Brown bag lunches are $6 per adult and $3 per child. Lunches do not require reservations and are on a first come, first served basis. A menu will be posted during the week of.

Admission to the Remick Museum is $3 per person and includes tours and the activity of the day. Children ages 4 and under are free. The Remick Museum is open Monday-Friday (10am to 4pm) and Saturday (10am-3pm). For more information please call the Museum’s Visitor Center at (603) 323-7591 or toll free 1 (800) 686-6117. The Remick Museum is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth Village. Visit us online at www.remickmuseum.org.

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Part 5 “Garden Thyme: Preserving the harvest for beginners” Friday, August 19th at the Remick Museum & Farm

Dill pickles made at the Remick Farm

TAMWORTH, NH –  Don’t miss our last “Garden Thyme” session on Friday, August 19th at 10am, “Preserving the harvest for beginners” at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm.

During the last in a series of hands-on garden discussions, we will demonstrate modern preserving methods of freezing, dehydrating and will also touch on pickling. “Garden Thyme” is a 5-part series covering a range of helpful topics for the beginner gardener. No reservations are required to attend and visitors are welcome to drop in anytime after 10am. Cost is $5 per person and includes admission to the Museum.

The Remick Museum and Farm is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth, NH. Open Monday-Friday (10am to 4pm) and Saturday (10am-3pm). For more information please call the Museum’s Visitor Center at (603) 323-7591 or toll free 1 (800) 686-6117. Visit us online at www.remickmuseum.org to see more upcoming programs.

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