Attitash Mountain Resort Begins Pin The Trail Summer Weekly Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series Wednesday, July 13

Contact: Thomas Prindle, 603-374-260, tprindle@attitash.com
 

BARTLETT, NH – Attitash Mountain Resort begins the 2nd annual Pin The Trail summer weekly downhill mountain biking race series this Wednesday, July 13. The series will run for six weeks and be a single run format downhill mountain bike race held every Wednesday at Attitash. Each week, a number plate draw determines the next week’s course with the lucky winner playing the classic, blindfolded game of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” to make the choice. Racers will accumulate points and have a chance to win weekly prizes and items provided by series sponsors including Kali, Race Face, Matty B’s Mountainside Cafe, Smith Optics, Dakine, Keen Footwear, Michelin Bicycle Tires, Bern Unlimited, High Gear, and SixSixOne. The series entry fee is $70 or a daily entry fee of $15. The best overall winner will be announced at the end of the series on Wednesday, August 17.

 Attitash has over 20 miles of mountain bike trails including the more difficult and technically challenging downhill trails and 8 cross country trails more suited to all abilities and those just beginning to discover mountain biking as a recreational activity. The Dirt Trax Bike Shop, located on the main floor of the Attitash Base Lodge in the South Wing, stocks a full line of mountain bike clothing and accessories, as well as a fleet of rental bikes and protective gear. For more information on the Pin The Trail race series and mountain biking at Attitash, visit www.attitash.com or call the bike shop at (603) 374-2680.

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Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley and considered New Hampshire’s premier year-round vacation area, is celebrating 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, horseback riding, and more. For further information, please visit www.attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

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Upcoming Events with the Greater Lovell Land Trust

Contact: Bridie McGreavy, (207) 595-2240, Bridie.McGreavy@maine.edu

Lovell—The Greater Lovell Land Trust (GLLT) will kick off its summer education programs this week with two guided walks and the first of the evening Natural History Presentation Series at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.  The docent-led walks will take place on Wednesday, July 13th at 10 am at the Kezar River Reserve and Thursday, July 14th at 9 am at the Heald-Bradley Ponds Reserve. The evening presentation on Wednesday, July 13th will feature The Wildlife of the Brownfield Bog with David Brown at 7:30 pm.

The Kezar River Reserve walk (July 13th, 10 am) will meet at the parking area across from the Wicked Good Store in downtown Lovell (and if you need another reason to come into town, you can double up with a trip to the Farmer’s Market!) This walk will cover moderate terrain and last approximately 2 hours. The Reserve is home to river otter, whose easily accessible bankside haul-out offers a unique view of the habits and habitat of this playful mammal.

The Heald-Bradley Ponds Reserve walk (July 14th, 9 am) will meet at the Flat Hill Parking area off Heald Pond Road. This gentle walk will last approximately 2 hours and docents will focus on reading the forest for foundations with an added emphasis on flowering plants and seeds.

For both walks, participants should wear/bring comfortable walking shoes, water, a hat, and bug repellent. Due to the increased prevalence of deer ticks in the region, lightweight long pants are also recommended.

The first of the weekly Natural History Series will take place on Wednesday, July 13th at 7:30 pm with a presentation on The Wildlife of Brownfield Bog at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. Renowned animal tracker and naturalist David Brown returns with a slide/video program on the amazing diversity of wildlife to be found in this nearby area. Wild mammals like bobcats, coyotes and foxes reveal their hidden presence through the tracks they leave behind on Bog Road. The Bog is also justly famous for the variety of birdlife it harbors, some of which will be shown in colorful videotape recorded during many visits over the years.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for upcoming programs throughout the summer. The weekly natural history series presentations take place every Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. The land trust also offers guided walks every Thursday and occasionally on Wednesdays. For more information on these and other GLLT programs–including dates, times, locations and directions–visit the website at www.gllt.org or e-mail Bridie.McGreavy@maine.edu.

Events Calendar

  • Greater Lovell Land Trust Guided Walk at the Kezar River Reserve at 10 am on July 13th. FMI visit www.gllt.org or call 925-1056.
  • The Wildlife of the Brownfield Bog with David Brown, Wed. July 13th at 7:30 pm at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. FMI visit www.gllt.org or call 925-1056.
  • Greater Lovell Land Trust Guided Walk at the Heald-Bradley Ponds Reserve at 9 am on July 14th. FMI visit www.gllt.org or call 925-1056.

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Children Summer Theater at the Theather in the Wood!

Contact: Carrie Barbosa, 603-356-9980, carrie@believeinbooks.org
Papermill Theater Company at the Theater in the Wood

INTERVALE, NH – The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation began its second season of Children’s Summer Theater presented by the Papermill Theater Company with “The Frog Prince” Friday, July 1st. The company thrilled over 100 audience members with their singing and acting. The series continues each Friday at 10 AM through August 19th. Tickets are $6 ($5 for groups of ten or more) and can be purchased by calling 356-9980 or visiting www.theaterinthewood.org. Tickets are also available at the door.

Each performance is approximately 30 minutes long and features five professional adult actors in original musical adaptations of popular fairy and folk tales. The shows appeal to adults and children ages three and up. After each show, the actors (in costume) sign autographs for the audience members. We hope you can join us for another exciting season!

The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation has a broadening mission to enhance the quality of life through exposure, education, and the engagement of reading and bringing stories to life. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities in which it serves.

The net proceeds of all activities within the 100 Acre Wood go toward their literacy programs, scholarships, and grant giving.

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Part 2 “Garden Thyme Series: Herb identification & common uses”

Plus Farm Fresh Concession Lunch Open at the Remick Museum & Farm Friday July 8th 

TAMWORTH, NH – Part two of the “Garden Thyme Series” will take place on Friday, July 8th at 10am to 11am in the garden at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth Village.

During this session, beginner gardeners will learn to identify and use common herbs with our staff Gardener, Karen Downing. “Garden Thyme” is a 5-part series covering a range of helpful topics for the beginner gardener. No reservations are required to attend; cost is $5 per person and includes admission to the Museum.

Stay for lunch! Let us do the cooking and serve you nothing but the freshest farm foods. A concession lunch will be available from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The menu can be viewed, including a children’s option on our online calendar. Additional costs at the concession stand.

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 Garden Thyme dates and programs.

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ZEB’S GENERAL STORE COMMEMORATES 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH WEEK-LONG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Contact: Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331

Award winning retailer finds success steeped in history and largest collection of New England made products in the world

North Conway, NH – Ask anyone in Mt Washington Valley, NH where to find the best shopping experience, and they’ll point you to Zeb’s General Store in the heart of North Conway Village. Come July 9-16, 2011 and you’re bound to see balloons, clowns, birthday cake, Zeb’s popular root beer and plenty more reverie occurring to celebrate the 20th birthday of the store.  Reminiscent of its namesake, Zebulon Northrop Tilton, a colorful schooner captain, husband to three wives and New England folk hero, Zeb’s General Store embodies the nostalgia and quality offered by the general stores of yesteryear with a decidedly whimsical flair.  From the old-fashioned candy counter that lures children off the street to the impressively grand collection of New England made specialty foods, those in search of a wide range of hard-to-find and nostalgic items will relive childhood memories while browsing the store and over 5,000 unique products, all presented in an incredible display of antique store fixtures.  It is no surprise that Zeb’s General Store has achieved the level of recognition and popularity that is has in its home base of the Mt. Washington Valley , and throughout New England.

Opening for operations on July 7, 1991 with 200 sq. feet of retail space, two employees and a dream to grow into the largest emporium of New England made products, the store has achieved that goal with more than 6,600 square feet of retail space and 36 full and part-time employees today.  The largest collection of New England made specialty foods in the world is found in the store’s two storied building accurately capturing the nostalgia of an “old time” mercantile.  Zeb’s provides an incubator of sorts for New England cottage-based businesses, as approximately 80-percent of sales come from the small businesses found in New Hampshire and surrounding New England states.   Offering the chance to showcase new products to small cottage-based businesses is an important mission for the store and one that has not gone unnoticed, earning accolades and awards for Zeb’s General Store.  Awards include:

  • May – 2010:  For the 2nd consecutive year, Boston Magazine judged Zeb’s General Store as the best country store in New Hampshire
  • Feb- 2009:  Selected by Country Business Magazine (retail trade publication) as its Retailer of the Year
  • Feb – 2006:  Selected by the Retail Merchants Association of NH (business trade organization) as its Retailer of the Year
  • Mar – 2006:  Selected as the Retailer of the Year by Pride of New England (New England Gift Show).  This selection is made through voting by the vendor trade.
  • May – 2006:  Selected as Retailer of the Year by Business NH Magazine

Considered among the finest community partners in Mt Washington Valley, Zeb’s donates approximately 100 gift baskets to various fund raising functions every year. Yet, even more impressive is the Zeb’s Charitable Fund, a unique fundraising arm unparralleled by other New England retailers.  Established in 2007, the intent of Zeb’s General Store Charitable Fund is to grow principal while making cash contributions to various organizations serving the needs of children in the Mt. Washington Valley. Accordingly, the store matches all contributions made from the fund each year plus adds $10,000 yearly to assure future funding for children’s causes.  Since its inception in 2007, the Zeb’s Charitable Fund as awarded $13,500 in grants to youth causes while the business has placed an additional $40,000 into the fund over the past four years.

Zeb’s General Store is a virtual emporium of creativity from the largest collection of New England made specialty foods to soaps, lotions, books, toys, pet items, artwork and photography and more. If it’s New England made, you’re bound to find it here.  Try as you might, it’s tough to come away from Zeb’s General Store without one or more items.  From the old-fashioned Coca Cola fountain (which the Coca Cola company would give their eye teeth for) to the claw foot bathtubs, penny candy counters and roughhewn wooden shelves, the mission to provide a nostalgic shopping experience is realized at every turn in the store.

Plan to visit July 9-16 when a different event and giveaway will occur each day to celebrate the 20th birthday of the store.

  • Sat, July 9:  – Birthday cake, free Zeb’s Anniversary Root Beer, hats and balloons, jelly jar guessing contest
  • Sun, July 10:  – Free Zeb’s stickers, Zeb’s wooden nickels (now worth 25 cents)!
  • Mon, July 11:  – Free candy bags for every customer
  • Tues, July 12:  – Free kettle corn for every customer
  • Wed, July 13: Free anniversary candy bars for everyone
  • Thurs, July 14: Free wooden nickels and other giveaways
  • Fri, July 15: – Free Zeb’s anniversary mugs and glassware for customers
  • Sat, July 16: Birthday cake, Zeb’s T-shirts, clowns and balloons

For more information on Zeb’s General Store, and to order securely online, visit http://zebs.com/ or call 800-676-9294.  To schedule an interview with Zeb’s General Store founder, Peter Edwards, call Marti Mayne at 207-846-6331.

About Zeb’s General Store:

Zeb’s General Store offers products made in New England in an old “thyme” general store atmosphere unlike any other in the country. Featuring more than 5,000 inventory items online and in its North Conway, NH-based store, products range from the largest selection of New England specialty foods in the world to toys, books, pet items, soaps, lotions and more.  A full range of signature Zeb’s labeled products are also available.  Zeb’s General Store specializes in creating Custom Gift Baskets fully personalized for the special recipient.

About Zeb:

Zebulon Northrop Tilton, a.k.a. “Zeb”, was the captain of a coastal schooner that delivered cargo up and down the New England coast from the late 1800’s to 1940. His coastal schooner, the renowned Alice S. Wentworth, hailed from Martha’s Vineyard and was the smartest, slipperiest coaster afloat. As a sailor, he had no peer. His size and strength were legendary as well as his looks, which probably earned him the three wives he took over his lifetime. Zeb’s rigorous and celebrated life, his countless shenanigans, enormous strength, skill and wit, earned him his role as a real American folk hero. He sailed with James Cagney, and was interviewed in the early days of radio. But above all, he was an industrious and successful schooner captain in the heyday when freight was hauled under sail from South Street in New York City to the icy waters of the Kennebec River in Maine. It was said that with Zeb at the helm, she could make Chicago on a heavy dew.

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For photos of Zeb’s General Store, please contact Marti Mayne at 207-846-6331 or info@maynelymarketing.com.

 

 

SUMMER’S FILLED WITH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS & FAMILY FUN EVENTS IN MT WASHINGTON VALLEY, NH

Mt. Washington Valley Calendar of Events

North Conway, NH – Celebrate summer this season with events for the whole family in Mt Washington Valley, NH, where anything is possible.  From anniversary celebrations to live theater, historic events and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy throughout July and August in Mt Washington Valley, NH. Read on for a complete description of summer season events.

July 1: Attitash Mountain Resort Celebrates 35 Years of Summer Fun. Day tickets will be discounted to $35. Plus the first summer “Cruise Attitash” classic and vintage car showing hosted by the Mount Washington Valley Old Car Club will be a highlight. Free resort tickets for those arriving in antique cars. For more information call 1-800-233-SNOW or visit http://www.attitash.com/

July 2: Celebrate Mt. Washington Carriage Road Old Home Day from 10 AM to 4 PM with old fashioned activities for the whole family. Enjoy a pie eating contest, hayrides and a barbecue along with fireworks to end the day. Call 603-466-3988 or visit http://www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com/events/.

July 4: Kick off July 4th with a full day of entertainment starting with the parade at 1:30pm and continuing with live music, dance and more in North Conway’s Schouler Park.  Bring a picnic or enjoy food provided by vendors. Fireworks start at 9:30pm. Check out conwayrec.com for more information or call 603-447-5680.

July 6: Rick Charette will perform his famous children’s songs at the Deertrees Theater in Harrison, Maine; two performances at 10 AM and  1 PM. Admission is $6/adult and $5/child. For more information visit www.deertreestheatre.org ..

July 9: Enjoy a completely dog friendly day with the 4th Annual Dog Day. Visit Settler’s Green with your dog for a variety of activities: agility course, kissing booth, dog costume photos, doggie swimming pools and much more. Free treats and water at participating doggie friendly stores! 11am-3pm.  All event proceeds go to Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire-North.

July 9-16: Zeb’s 20th Anniversary:  Celebrate 20 years of historic shopping at Zeb’s General Store.  Look for free samples and giveaways including balloons, wooden nickels, Zeb’s Root Beer and more during the week.  Each day a new giveaway is featured. Stop by to find New England made products in a nostalgic shopping setting. For more information, visit www.zebs.com.

July 9: Newton’s Revenge bicycle race up Mt Washington is held on the same exact course as the original Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, located in Pinkham Notch NH, making Newton’s Revenge the other Toughest Hillclimb in the World. Road opens to race traffic only at 6:00 am. Line up for racers at 8:20 am. Weather date is Sunday July 10th. Auto Road opens to the public at 12:30pm. For more information call 466-3988 or check out www.newtonsrevenge.com/.

July 14: Two moms, Karen Morgan and Nancy Witter,  finalists for Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Moms in America”, will perform a night of comedy at the Deertrees Theater in Harrison, Maine. For more information call 207-583-6747 or check out deertreestheater.org .

July 22, 23: Seek the Peak Hike-a-thon Fundraiser: Register, and raise a minimum of $100, then join everyone for the hike up Mt. Washington. *Friday night is the kick off party with goodie-bags, food and drinks at the Mount Washington Observatory and the hike takes place Saturday. For more information visit seekthepeak.org

July 23, 24: Western Maine BBQ Festival at the Fryeburg Fair Grounds:  Enjoy great BBQ, live entertainment, classic cars and motorcycles, and a mechanical bull. For more information call 207-647-4449 or visit www.westernmainebbqfestival.com.

August 1: Conway Scenic Railroad’s 37 birthday: Enjoy reduced fares along with cake and lemonade. Reservations are strongly suggested, call 1-800-232-5251 or visit conwayscenic.com.

August 1: Deadline to register for this year’s Greater Ossippe Area Chamber of Commerce’s (GOACC) Annual Golf Tournament.  Tournament is scheduled for Friday, August 26, 2011 at Indian Mound Golf Course in Ossipee, NH. Please email info@ossipeevalley.org, or visit  www.ossipeevalley.org for more information.

August 8: 150th birthday of the Mt. Washington Auto Road: come for afternoon cake, cars on display and fireworks.

August 11: Symphony Pops performs & fireworks: a part of Cranmore’s Arts Jubilee Festival. Familiar classics and opportunities to sing along with many pops favorites. This is the concert that is traditionally ended with the 1812 Overture, Stars and Stripes and awesome Fireworks! Admission: $10/person kids under 12 and adults over 65 are FREE. Starts at 7 PM at the base of Cranmore Mountain.

August 13, 14: 24 of Great Glen: This 24-hour mountain bike race on the trail system of Great Glen is  also a weekend full of bike fun and games for the entire family visit www.24hoursofgreatglen.com.

August 26-28: The 23rd Annual Bach Festival: Three major concert performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday  at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m., all at the Mt. Washington Valley’s newly completed state of the art Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.mwvevents.com/WMMABach.html.

August 23: The Downeast Brass Quintet at DeerTrees Theater: The Downeast Brass Quintet is comprised of five experienced musicians from Southern and Central Maine. Come hear a wide range of styles, from classical to Dixieland perfect for audiences of all ages with original and entertaining programming. Tickets are $18 each and the show begins at 8 p.m. at the Deertrees Theatre visit http://www.downeastbrass.com/ or www.deertreestheatre.org.

August 27:  Fields on the Saco: Take the fresh produce of three neighboring New Hampshire and Maine farms, combine them with the talents of award-winning chefs and what results is a fabulous four course meal and event held under a tent in the field of Sherman Farm at The Maize on the border of Maine and New Hampshire. Mark the calendar for August 27th for the Fourth Annual “Fields on the Saco,” a special event honoring the land, family tradition and your discriminating taste. Walking tours of Sherman Farm and Wagon rides will start at 3:00pm.  Cocktails provided by Tuckerman Brewing and Cold River Vodka will begin at 4:00pm and dinner will begin at 5:00pm. On this night, everything that touches your taste buds will have been raised in the fertile ground of three bordering family farms in Maine and New Hampshire, for a taste that is truly local.  For more information: http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/pg_mwv/pg_mwv_37.cfm

For more information about these and other events in Mt Washington Valley, visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org, where you’ll find complete resources for planning your summer vacation in New Hampshire’s White Mountain.  To talk to an experienced vacation planner, call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).

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Farm Fresh Brown Bag Lunch at the Remick Museum & Farm

TAMWORTH, NH – Come grab a farm fresh brown bag lunch at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm Wednesday, July 6th from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Sit outside and enjoy the beautiful farm scenery or take your lunch to go! Brown bag lunches are served picnic style and include 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 sandwich, 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 your visit! Join one of our scheduled tours, activities or wagon rides. Tours begin at 11am; visit us online to see our complete tour and activity schedule. Wagon rides require a reservation on the day of.

Admission to the Remick Museum is $3 per person. Brown bag lunches are an additional $6 per adult and $3 per child. Lunches do not require reservations but are on a first come, first served basis. 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. See our online calendar to view upcoming programs, events and tours. www.remickmuseum.org. The Remick Museum is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth Village.

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Old Navy’s “Operation Troop Donation” Supports Deployed Troops

Old Navy Partners with Operation: Care and Comfort for Third Year in Nationwide Program

Contacts: Julie DeMaria, Operation: Care & Comfort, (408) 373-8635 or troopsupport@comcast.net & Sarah Andrus, Old Navy, (415) 832-1936 or Sarah_Andrus@gap.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In honor of military troops and their families and to celebrate the 2011 Independence Day, Old Navy today announced that its entire U.S. fleet of about 1,000 stores will host Operation Troop Donation: a donation drive from July 1 – 4 to collect essential items needed by the men and women serving our country, away and at home.

Shop in stores and donate suggested items like basic tees, underwear, socks and flip flops, or make a cash donation with Old Navy matching up to a total of $100,000. Items such as unused personal care items (e.g. hand sanitizer, lip balm, sun screen, soap) are also being collected by armed services volunteers at all Old Navy locations, which will then be sorted, packaged and shipped to troops by Operation: Care and Comfort.

“Operation Troop Donation” began in April 2009 in the San Francisco Bay Area with a limited numbers of stores and expanded to all US Old Navy stores in 2010 due to the overwhelming interest and support of the program from customers. Once again, this year, all of Old Navy’s fleet of stores across the country will participate.

Old Navy customers who participate by making a donation whether in product or cash will receive a 10 percent discount off their entire purchase in-store that day.

“Operation: Care and Comfort is thrilled to continue ‘Operation Troop Donation’ with Old Navy in 2011,” stated President and Co-founder Julie DeMaria. “The enthusiastic support by the public to our cause is humbling, and the outpouring of gratitude from our military personnel abroad and at home has been tremendous. We can’t wait to do it again, and thank Old Navy for their ongoing support of our service members, Veterans and their families.”

“Old Navy is proud to continue our support of the men and women who serve our country,” said Tom Wyatt, president of Old Navy. “Operation Troop Donation is a great way to allow our customers to show their support as well.”

In 2010, ‘Operation Troop Donation’ resulted in tens of tons of donations that were moved across the country by train and truck – 188 pallets in all – to San Jose, CA where Operation: Care & Comfort volunteers sorted and boxed the donations at a week-long event. Items were donated to deployed troops as well as to Veterans hospitalized in V.A. hospitals in California, and to military families. In addition, Old Navy shipped 240,000 shower shoes to Iraq, Afghanistan and large military bases in the U.S. and almost one million Old Navy Flag tee shirts to large military bases in the U.S.

About Old Navy– Old Navy originated in 1994 and quickly became one of the world’s most successful brands, offering customers the latest fashion at great prices. Today, the brand continues to offer on-trend apparel and irresistible basics for adults and children at a surprising value. And, best of all, Old Navy brings it all to customers in a fun, energizing shopping environment. For store locations, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About Operation: Care and Comfort (OCC)- Founded in 2003 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Operation: Care and Comfort supports the military, Veterans and their families through three distinct programs- OCC Care Packages, OCC Tickets for Troops, and OCC Adopt a Military Family. OCC and its volunteers have received numerous awards for their effort, including the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award from the Pentagon (2007) and the National Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Award (2009.) For more information on this worthy organization, please visit http://www.occ-usa.org.

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Mt. Washington Carriage Road Old Home Day at the Mt. Washington Auto Road

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH—On Saturday, July 2, the Mt. Washington Auto Road will celebrate Americana with old-fashioned games, contests, rides and special guest “Uncle Sam” during Mt. Washington Carriage Road Old Home Day.

Part of the Mt. Washington Auto Road’s 150th Anniversary season, Mt. Washington Carriage Road Old Home Day will celebrate days gone by with old-time games, contests, special attractions and food. Games will include: Hopscotch, Jump Rope, Marbles, Jacks, Tiddlywinks, Badminton, Croquet and Graces. Contests will include Stick & Hoop, Sack, Three-Legged and Wheelbarrow Races; a Pie-eating Race, a Pie-tasting contest, and a Watermelon seed-spitting contest. Tethered hot air balloon rides and horse-drawn wagon rides will be available for a fee. And no carnival would be complete without a dunk tank!

The Glen View Cafe will be grilling up hamburgers and hotdogs, in addition to the other vendors selling fresh hot pretzels, kettle corn, snow cones and cotton candy.

Admission to the Mt. Washington Carriage Road Old Home Day is free. The event takes place from 10:00am to 4:00pm, in the field and under the tent at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road.

For more information about Mt. Washington Carriage Road Old Home Day or any of the special events that are part of the Mt. Washington Auto Road’s 150th Anniversary, visit www.MtWashingtonAutoRoad.com or call 603.466.3988.

Old-fashioned Independence Day Celebration at the Remick Museum & Farm Saturday, July 2nd

TAMWORTH, NH – Happy Birthday America! Join us for an old-fashioned Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2nd from 11am to 2pm at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in beautiful Tamworth Village.

A farm fresh BBQ lunch will be available from 11:30am-1:30pm along with a live performance at 12pm in the gazebo. Join one of our scheduled farm tours and don’t miss old fashioned games for children at 12:30pm. Save room for cake and ice cream to celebrate America’s birthday!

Summer Tour and Activity schedule:

  • 11am: Hands-on milking activity and guided farm tour
  • 12 & 12:30pm: Horse-drawn wagon ride (Reservation required)
  • 12:30pm: Hands-on children’s activity of the day
  • 1pm: Guided tour of the Captain Enoch Remick House
  • 2:30pm: Guided farm tour

Admission is $3 per person and includes tours and activities. Children ages 4 and under are free. Horse-drawn wagon rides, require a reservation on the day of. Rides are an additional $5 per person and children ages 4 and under ride free. Additional costs at the concession stand. 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 toll free 1 (800) 686-6117 or (603) 323-7591. Visit us online at www.remickmuseum.org.

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“Stay and Play” Packages Offer Visitors Great Deals at Cranmore Mountain

NORTH CONWAY, NH- Bring the whole family to stay and enjoy the fun activities offered at Cranmore Mountain this summer.

Located just two hours away from Boston, Cranmore Mountain gives visitors the opportunity to escape from reality without traveling a long distance. With approximately 40 hotels, resorts and inns partnered with Cranmore Mountain Resort visitors can even receive summer discounts on local attractions.

Several hotels, resorts and inns located in the Mount Washington Valley area are available for guests with a budget. Some places are even offering “Stay and Play” packages. These particular packages not only allow guests to stay in the Mount Washington Valley, but they also give guests discounted prices on some of the activities at Cranmore Mountain.

Red Jacket Resort and Fox Ridge Resort are now offering a “Mountain Wave Adventure” package. In this package guests get a Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park All Access Pass and unlimited use of Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. Rates are based on a family of four starting at $220 per night plus tax at Fox Ridge Resort and $240 per night plus tax at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. Rates vary by property and arrival. This offer is available now through July 15, 2011. Call 1-800-RJACKET and mention code WAVE or book online at www.redjacketmountainview.com.

Residence Inn by Marriott is also offering a “Stay and Play” deal. This package includes a two night stay at the Residence Inn, with complimentary hot buffet breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center and Sport Court, discount coupons to local shops and restaurants and two “All Access Passes” to Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park (additional passes are available to registered guests at discounted rates). Mountain Adventure All Access Passes can be traded at the Mountain for upgraded Aerial Adventure Park Passes. Call (603) 356-3024 for details and prices. This offer is available until September 5, 2011. Rates start at $499 and our based on availability. For more information visit www.northconwayresidenceinn.com.

Cranmore Mountain Lodge offers another “Stay and Play” package. The Cranmore Mountain Lodge offers two nights for two, cooked-to-order breakfast, a $30 voucher valid towards a dinner at The Red Parka Steakhouse or Rafferty’s Restaurant & Pub or A Taste of Thai Restaurant, two “All Access Passes”, a VIP card at Settlers’ Green Outlets, exclusive coupons, a Valley Pass for discounts to area restaurants, horseback riding and gift shops and a $20 voucher towards a future stay, within six months, to those driving hybrid cars. Availability is from June 18 to September 5, 2011 daily. Price, including taxes for two, starts at $236. For optional additional vouchers or more information contact 1-800-356-3596 or visit TheLodge@North-Conway.com.

Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park offers several activities for guests of all ages. The main part of the park is the Aerial Adventure Park. The park consists of four elevated courses for all ability levels. Rates vary depending on the course. Participants must be at least six years old and 48 inches tall. Tickets may purchased online or over the phone.

Some of the other summer activities offered at Cranmore Mountain during the summer season include disc golf, scenic chairlift ride, summer tubing, bouncy house, mountain coaster and bungy trampoline. The Mountain’s newest attraction, the Giant Swing, plans to open July 2011.

For more information about Cranmore Mountain, visit http://www.cranmore.com/ or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.

Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Memorial Hospital

This week’s “What’s New at Memorial” ad that will appear in the June 21st edition of the Conway Daily Sun introduces an important new center opening at Memorial next month. We have invested in bringing Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine—including hyperbaric oxygen chambers that have been shown to speed healing in many patients—to the region because we believe the need for these services is great and will only increase as diabetes and other chronic illnesses continue to impact people throughout New Hampshire.
Once the equipment has been installed, we will be hosting open houses for Memorial staff, referring providers, and the community to introduce this new technology and the talented team that will be providing state-of-the-art care. We anticipate that this service will draw patients from several outlying communities, since no one else in the region offers the same level of cutting edge capabilities and technology that will be available right here at Memorial.

-Scott McKinnon, President & CEO

Memorial Hospital is now on Facebook!

Look for us at “Memorial Hospital NH” and “Like” us to view links to the latest news, healthcare trends, and join in the conversation! This is a great place to share photos of Memorial employees participating in community events as well, so post your event photos (road races, etc.) or forward them to Jill Burrows, VP of Marketing & Development (jburrows@memorialhospitalnh.org).
Please remember that names and photos of patients and visitors at Memorial may never be posted on Facebook or other media without express written permission.

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