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North Conway Library’s Book Group reads “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin on February 9

noco-public-libraryNORTH CONWAY—  The North Conway Library’s Book Group is reading “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin and will discuss it on Thursday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

This is an open book discussion group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

The Library Book Group reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the SECOND Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

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The House Girl is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin’s The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.

Check the library’s website at www.NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information or call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 to reserve your copy of “The House Girl.”

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Think PINK 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend at Bretton Woods

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Bretton Woods Ski Area welcomes you to their 2nd Annual Think PINK Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend from Friday, January 13th until Monday, January 16th. The event’s goal is to raise as much money as possible for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Experience  Mount Washington Valley winter fun, including a snowshoe tour, Norris Cotton Nastar Racing, après ski parties on Saturday with AMP 103.3 and DJ Chuck Noel, and the grand finale with Mix 104.1 on Sunday. Purchase Think PINK! merchandise, enter in raffles, and enjoy Think PINK! libations, and inspire yourself and others to contribute to this worthy cause.

Although some events occur on specific days, event-goers are welcome to participate in the event’s weekend long festivities at any time during the event: Driven to Beat Breast Cancer, Tie One On For Breast Cancer, and Climb For Cancer.

Driven to Beat Breast Cancer
We will be keeping track of donations that come in during our Think PINK! weekend. All donors who give $50.00 or more in a single transaction to this wonderful cause will be entered into a raffle to win a free groomer ride!

Tie One On For Breast Cancer
All weekend long we will be offering special pink ribbons at the Slopeside Restaurant for $1.00. Donors can write a special message on the ribbon and “tie one on” to our giant Think PINK! ribbon on the Slopeside Level of the Base Lodge. Just say “I’d like to Tie One On for Breast Cancer”!

Climb for Cancer
“Beating Breast Cancer from the Bottom Up” takes on a new meaning with our Climb for Cancer special. This weekend only, when purchasing 10 minutes on the Slopeside Climbing Wall, you can get  an additional 5 minutes for just $3.00! That $3.00 will go to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.  You must purchase 10 minutes on the Slopeside Climbing wall to take advantage of this offer.

For a full schedule of the Think PINK Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend, visit http://brettonwoods.com/activities/event.

BlueberryFest at Attitash Mountain Village August 6

Attitash Mountain Resort will celebrate summer when it hosts the BLUEBERRYfest in its base area Saturday, August 6th. Attitash gets its name from the region’s Native American Abenaki word for “blueberry”, and early August is generally when New Hampshire’s wild blueberries are in peak season. The BLUEBERRYfest event features a craft fair plus farmers’ market, live music, BBQ-style food, seasonal brews, and blueberry pie baking and pie-eating contests. No admission purchase is necessary to access the vendors or for live music and other events listed below. Use of Attitash summer attractions requires a general admission or ride ticket purchase; rates are available at attitash.com.

The BLUEBERRYfest craft fair and farmer’s market runs from 10am-4pm, with a Cornhole Challenge at 11am, a blue ribbon blueberry pie baking contest at 1pm, a Blueberry pie eating contest at 1:30pm, and live music with the Jonathan Sarty Band from 3-6pm.   The festival will also offer BBQ-style food, Seadog Blueberry beer and other tasty blueberry treats all day long.  The Mount Washington Children’s Museum has also partnered with Attitash to offer children’s face painting during the afternoon.  Winners of the pie-eating, baking contests and Cornhole Challenge will receive prizes from Attitash including summer attractions tickets. Winners of the pie eating and baking contests and the Cornhole Challenge will receive prizes from Attitash including summer attractions tickets.

The Jonathan Sarty Band will provide the music and energy on the Attitash Mountainside Music Series stage from 3pm – 6pm.  The JSB offers genres of classic rock and country and will be set up just outside the Attitash main lodge between the Mountain Coaster and Alpine Slides.

Crafters, farmers, and those interested in entering the Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie Baking Contest should contact Attitash Mountain Resort Events Coordinator Corey Madden at 603-374-2615 or cmadden@attitash.com for more information.

Attitash Mountain Resort Hosts 18th Annual Oktoberfest Columbus Day Weekend

 Attitash Mountain Resort will host its 18th Annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend, October 10 and 11 at the Bear Peak base area. The two-day event will feature traditional Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig’s Band, authentic German fare as well as a Biergarten featuring 19 different local and regional breweries serving a host of seasonal beers and ciders.

Oktoberfest, a family tradition at Attitash, features a wide variety of activities for kids and adults. Within the festival grounds children have their own Kinderplatz tent complete with arts & crafts, face painting and other mini-games organized by the Mount Washington Children’s Museum. Outside, youngsters will also find a giant inflatable obstacle course to play in.

For the adults, a staple of the Attitash Oktoberfest is the Samuel Adams Stein Hoist Competition. A competition of strength and concentration, participants over 21 years of age will attempt to hold a full beer stein with a straight arm parallel to the ground for as long as possible. Whoever can last the longest will win an overnight stay in Boston and a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery. Rounding out the adult activities are the keg toss competition, corn hole boards, and slacklining.

Hours for Oktoberfest are Saturday, October 10, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 11, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to purchase in advance online at attitash.com to save on admission and reserve a commemorative mug complete with one drink. Admission at the door is $12 (age 21+, positive ID required), $7 (ages 6-20), and children 5 and under are free.

In addition to the Oktoberfest, the Bear Peak base lodge will be open for winter season pass sales. Monday, October 12 marks the final preseason deadline to purchase an Attitash/Wildcat season pass before prices go up to full price. There is no entrance fee for those wishing to just purchase or pick up their season pass.

For more information on Oktoberfest, to pre-purchase tickets online, or for season pass information visit attitash.com.

Cassidy Gallery features the art of Ilene Richard, well known children’s illustrator

A SPECIAL UPCOMING EVENT
MEET THE ARTIST: ILENE RICHARD, ILLUSTRATOR & FINE ARTIST

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For one day only!
Saturday, August 8th
from 9:30 to 5:00 pm

The Cassidy Gallery at Jackson Village will feature the art of Ilene Richard, well-known children’s illustrator and fine artist from Massachusetts! Ilene’s colorful, whimsical and highly imaginative work is a delight to view and is so much fun! Ilene’s cards and fine art reproductions have always been available at the Gallery, but this is your chance to see the actual art in person, and to purchase one for yourself to enjoy.

“There are many elements that go into creating my finished works. I believe a strong layout and design of the canvas is the most important piece to jump start a successful painting. I begin with a sketch, and when I am completely satisfied and feel excited about the concept, I will then draw directly onto the canvas and start the painting process. I am never really sure what colors I will eventually use, but I do know as I layer more and color onto my works I feel the work evolve. At this point, if my painting looks and feels balanced, I know I am on the right path towards a successful piece.

“A strong design, vibrant color palette, and a narrative quality, are what makes my work truly my own.”

Ilene Richard   

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the afternoon while browsing amongst Ilene’s colorful and whimsical paintings! Weather permitting, her work will be displayed outside on the Snowflake Inn’s front porch as well as in the gallery. Ilene will be on hand to talk about her work and answer questions. Remember…August 8 from 9:30 am – 5 pm!      

See you then!

Upcoming Series of Retreats at Darby Field Inn

A wellness retreat for those who shy away from circles and hug-fests

Are you the kind of person that deletes the notices from inns and B&Bs about wellness retreats where you’ll find your inner-self through circle-dynamics, hugging people you don’t know and “sharing”? I am. That’s why I was glad to learn about the “non-touchy-feely” approach to the upcoming series of retreats at Darby Field Inn in Albany, NH. As more health-seekers claim their jadedness towards group hugging and the next best thing in quick-to-fade motivational gatherings, Marc Donaldson, innkeeper and long-time owner of The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant, has teamed up with a number of community businesses to offer a more user-friendly solution to stress-free getaways through a series of lifestyle retreats for women, couples and seniors in safe, “hug-only-if-you-want-to” environments.

Inspired by Dixie Lea, Donaldson’s Kripalu yoga teacher and potentialist Michael Kline, Marc Donaldson and his staff have combined the holistic therapies and indigenous traditions from their partners in a series of wellness retreats with the natural healing effects of The Darby Field Inn as the backdrop. Their upcoming series of seminars are scheduled to take place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on:

Women’s Greatness With-Inn Tues., August 25th – Friday 28th
Senior Empowerment Tues., September 8th – Friday 11th
Couple’s Rejuvenation Tues., October 27th – Friday 30th

Dixie Lea, founder of Sunshine Yoga Community Alliance and pragmatic health enthusiast, feels, “people want experiences beyond temporary relief and gimmicky inspiration into sustainable, holistic well-being.” Lea adds, “accessing deeper states of inner peace is a natural path towards finding more harmony and happiness. We train you how to get there easily and regularly”. Lea feels her no-nonsense yoga perspective will help participants de-stress naturally.

Michael Kline recently changed his business name to Intus, which is Latin for within. Kline shares, “our retreat method offers a step above “fall-back-and-I’ll-catch-you” team building through a proprietary protocol of movement, inner reflection, group processes, creative visualization, multi-sensory stimulation, nature and hands-on artistry.” Additionally, business-savvy Kline offers a unique way for yoga studio owners and other wellness professionals to increase their revenue base through his Retreat-in-a-Box series, to be unveiled during the upcoming retreats at the Darby Field Inn.

WickedGoodTravelTips.com is a proud supporter of peace, quiet and inner harmony as part of their Wellness Beyond Borders initiative. By adopting self-care if even for a handful of days, travelers can achieve renewed life balance and return home with an enhanced sense of wellness.

When You Go

The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant, 185 Chase Hill Road, Albany, NH 03818. Phone: (603) 447-2181, www.darbyfield.com.

The Darby Field Inn is located in the heart of the White Mountains, close to North Conway, New Hampshire and under three hours from Boston. The romantic 13 guest-room, full-service inn sits at the end of an unwinding road and has been bringing culinary excellence to the Mt. Washington Valley, NH for over 30 years.

Relax, unwind and enjoy wellness retreats in an incredible setting. And you won’t have to hug or sit in circles, unless you want to!

MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD HOSTS LAMBORGHINI GIRO

Automobili Lamborghini America includes the Mt. Washington Auto Road on tour of most scenic routes across America.

The Automobii Lamborghini America made a visit to the Mt. Washington Auto Road on the Lamborghini Giro, an annual tour taken on some of the most scenic roads in America. Owners of twenty-four Lamborghini’s, a mix of mostly 610HP V10 Huracán’s and the 700HP V12 Aventador’s, enjoyed lunch at the base of the Mt. Washington Road and Great Glen Trails after enjoying a thrilling ride to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.The Giro (meaning tour in Italian) offers top clients from Lamborghini a curated luxury experience with spirited driving along some of the most scenic routes across America coupled with the finest dining and relaxation. They are joined by like-minded Lamborghini enthusiasts and members from the Lamborghini executive team. Lamborghini owners come from all over North America and ship their personal cars to join the tour. This year’s excursion included a tour of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, with a stop at America’s first and oldest man-made attraction, the Mt. Washington Auto Road.David Hill from Arlington, MA, owner of a black-on-black, 2010 Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder joined the Giro tour for the third year with previous visits to Italy, France for the Grande Giro and Sonoma Valley. “I appreciate meeting and talking with owners from around the world, and visiting some absolutely stunning places.” mentioned Hill as he prepared to leave the Auto Road. “Participating in this tour of New England has been amazing and driving the Auto Road and actually being above the clouds was just awesome.”The group, mostly from North America, had their cars shipped to Cape Elizabeth, Maine where the tour began. From the coast of Maine the Giro proceeded through back roads into New Hampshire via North Conway. After their mid-day stop at the Mt. Washington Auto Road, the group continued onto Stowe, Vermont and will wrap up their tour in Boston with a farewell party.Scott Lieberman shipped his red Lamborghini Aventador to Boston and flew in from Tyler, Texas for the trip. “I have many ties to New England and I wasn’t about to miss this one.” Said Lieberman. “Watching the brightly-colored cars moving up the Auto Road from a distance actually reminded me of skittles moving along. It’s a day we’ll remember for a very long time.”The Mt. Washington Auto Road has a long history of hosting car clubs over the years, from electric Teslas to Adventure Truck clubs and even outings such as “MINI’s On Top”, an annual gathering of as many as 250 MINI Coopers which meet at the base of the Auto Road for a BBQ and then head up to the summit for sunset gatherings.First opened in 1861, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is America’s original and oldest man-made attraction. At nearly 8 miles long, it stretches to the summit of Mt. Washington at 6,288 feet, the highest peak in the Northeast.The Mt. Washington Auto Road is open daily from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., weather permitting. For the latest updates on Road conditions and the operating schedule, visit the Auto Road online or call (603) 446-3988.

The Giro (meaning tour in Italian) offers top clients from Lamborghini a curated luxury experience with spirited driving along some of the most scenic routes across America coupled with the finest dining and relaxation. “Dan Houde/Mt. Washington Auto Road” photo library

Mud Bowl Tickets for Sale at the Chamber Office

The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has Mud Bowl tickets for sale! Make sure you don’t miss out on this historic event, September 11th through the 13th. Tickets are $15.00 for all three days or daily tickets are $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages six through thirteen and and children five and under are free. Families also have the option of purchasing the Family Ticket, which includes four tickets for two adults and two children for $15.00 and every additional ticket is $2.00. Cash, credit card and check are all accepted. Checks can be made payable to Mud Bowl 2015.

Tickets entitle you to entry at the football games, food and beer tent, entertainment and more.

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Those purchasing the three-day ticket are automatically entered into the grand prize drawing of $500.00 on Saturday and Sunday. The winner does not have to be present to win. This is not available to daily ticket holders.

A parade is also a part of the Mud Bowl fun on Saturday morning at 11:00am. Line up on Main Street in North Conway Village and enjoy the creativity of each team as they show off their float and driving skills. This year’s parade theme is “A Muddy Look at Children’s Books.” The parade begins at John Fuller Elementary School and ends at Schouler Park. Judging will take place in the park and entertainment will follow.

For ticketing information, contact 603-356-5701, ext 300. For event details or to become involved with the Mud Bowl, contact Tom Eastman, Tom@ConwayDailySun.com

Conway 250th Commemorative Cards

Have you purchased your Conway 250th Commemorative deck of cards yet? Featuring 52 cards with historical photos and anecdotes, cards are $10.00 and available at the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce office, open Monday through Friday, 9-5pm. For information call 603-356-5701.

Snowvillage Inn and Max’s Restaurant & Pub presents a Psychic Reading Night

The Snowvillage Inn and Max’s Restaurant & Pub is pleased to have Psychic Medium and Animal Communicator, Sara Moore, doing a Psychic Reading Night beginning at 5:30 pm on Wed. July 22. She can give individuals insight into love, life, guides, angels, health and more. She will not be working with pets that evening but you can bring a photo of a pet if you wish.

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Sara Moore is a psychic medium, Reiki master, hypnotist and animal communicator.  Many different factors have influenced her current spiritual beliefs and led her to her career as an intuitive.  After graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1995, she met a Reiki Practitioner who helped reduce the severity and duration of her migraine headaches.  In 2000 her mother passed away and she used Reiki’s healing energy to process and deal with the grief and sense of loss. Recognizing the power in energetic healing Sara became trained in Reiki in 2003.

Session prices are 15 minutes for $30 and 30 minutes for $50. Please call the Inn at 447-2818 for more information or to arrange an appointment time.

MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD CELEBRATES 40TH YEAR OF “ALT ENERGY SUMMIT” ON JULY 25TH, 2015

 

 

Entropy Racing’s EVSR electric race team returns to Mt. Washington after Pikes Peak podium, Hormel’s bacon-grease biodiesel “Bacon Bike” to be featured, World Record holders to speak.

The Mt. Washington Auto Road will be celebrating the 40th year of the ALT Energy Summit, on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. Free to the public, the ALT Energy Summit is one of the largest gatherings of renewable energy transportation in New England, featuring major manufacturers, electric vehicle enthusiasts, industry suppliers and individual “makers” and inventors as the Auto Road continues as a proving ground and playground for new and evolving technologies.

The list of builders, manufacturers and organizations attending this year’s event may be the most impressive to date with vehicles such as the first-ever, bacon-fueled bio-diesel motorcycle. The Hormel “Driven By Bacon” motorcycle, built to tour the US and promote the launch of it’s new “Black Line” bacon in the Driven by Bacon US tour, is sure to attract a crowd. The bacon bio-diesel bike is reportedly nearly carbon-neutral, meaning it contributes almost zero emissions to the environment. Bike and driver are reportedly planning to summit Mount Washington during their New England tour.

Entropy Racing, a veteran of the Mt Washington Climb to the Clouds race with Tim O’Neill at the wheel, will return for a fascinating account of their experience at Pikes Peak – including their crash and loss of one of three cars in practice. Entropy builds and races the revolutionary Electric Vehicle Sports Racer (EVSR), which has set new standards for affordable, safe and environmentally-friendly racing.

To help celebrate the Summit’s 40 year history, the team has offered a special treat: Entropy will allow people to drive a fully race-prepped electric race car to the summit of Mount Washington (for a fee, and speed-limited to comply with Auto Road regulations) or around the grounds at the base of the Auto Road.  See the Entropy Racing team at day of the event for further details.

Jeff Disinger, Electrafunk Racing’s Electracutioner – Land Speed Record holder and veteran of the electric drag racing scene, will also be present with the bike that set the record, and make a bid for the summit.  Don’t miss this chance to see a world-class electric performance machine in person.

Visitors can watch the parade of vehicles in the Auto Road’s main field, follow them to the summit as they make their bid, or stroll the field and chat with owners and builders once they return.  Presentations at 1:00PM and 2:30PM are free and open to all.

“We’re delighted to celebrate forty years of innovation and experimentation in renewable transportation”, remarked Howie Wemyss, GM of the Mt Washington Auto Road. “The event started in the years of the Energy Crisis of the mid ’70s, and what was then considered “alternative” and slightly off-beat, is now mainstream, as can be seen by the Plug-In Electric, Hybrid, and Biodiesel vehicles that come to our event every year. The Mt. Washington Auto Road has seen the evolution of transportation play out on its eight-mile path to the summit. Today, that evolution leads to a future that is 100% renewable.”

Saturday’s schedule begins at 8:00AM with breakfast at the Great Glen base lodge leading up to the Regatta parade preparation, exhibitor and participant setup at 9:00AM. At 10:00AM the pedal-powered vehicles will begin the parade to the summit followed all other vehicles by 11:00AM. By 1:00PM all participants will return back down to the base area from the summit attempt for exhibition, demonstrations and reports from their summit trip.

Saturday at 1:00PM, the “Three Amigos of Electric Motorcycles”, Terry Hershner, Ben Rich and Stéphane Melançon, world record holders and legends in the electric motorcycle community, will give a talk on their tech innovations, work with streamlining, charging and legendary feats of endurance and distance. Also, Troy Rank, Guinness World Record holding e-bike distance rider will be showing off his latest creation, the Maxwell Motorbikes EV0, and regaling the crowd with stories of his world record-setting exploits.

Saturday afternoon at 2:30PM, EVSR’s Charlie Greenhaus and the Entropy Racing team return to the scene of their first world-class hillclimb victory to talk about their recent conquest of Pikes Peak – crashes, hail, sleet and cheers as they placed 3rd and 4th in their class.

Presenting Sponsor, NH Electric Co-op, represented by Gary LeMay, will be on hand to answer NH renewable and sustainable energy questions and show off their plug-in electric Line Truck.

For more information, or to register your own vehicle or exhibit for the “Mt. Washington Auto Road ALT Energy Summit” event at the Mt. Washington Auto Road, visit http://www.altenergysummit.org, email Event Director Ted Dillard at ted@altenergysummit.com, or call at (978) 621-5178.

Links:

Mt Washington Alt Energy Summit: http://www.altenergysummit.org

New Hampshire Electric Co-op: http://www.nhec.com

Mt Washington Auto Road (main site): http://www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com

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Photography

 

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of the Alt Energy Summit.

 

 
 
The 40th anniversary of the Alt Energy Summit, held at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, hopes to drawn in more unique vehicles and spectators than ever before.
“Dan Houde/Mt. Washington Auto Road photo library”

 

The Hormel “Driven By Bacon” motorcycle, a custom motorcycle that runs on 100 percent refined bacon grease, built to tour the US and promote the launch of it’s new “Black Line” bacon in the Driven by Bacon US tour, will be present at this years Alt Energy Summit.. Courtesy photo

 

EVSR’s Charlie Greenhaus briefs Mt Washington Auto Road’s GM Howie Wemyss on the fine points of driving an electric race car. “Dan Houde/Mt. Washington Auto Road photo library”

 

MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD
1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Route 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH 03581
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