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Early Music Week at World Fellowship

The 2017 World Fellowship’s Early Music Week, from June 22nd to June 29th, 2017, will explore the fruitful and multifaceted perspective of nature in music and the performing arts with the help of their talented and energetic faculty, inspired by the breath-taking natural surroundings of Mount Chocorua and Whitton Pond, and sustained by the garden-fresh organic vegetables on everyone’s dinner plates.

early music week.jpegThe World Fellowship describes nature’s strong influence on music since the days of Pythagoras: Natural imagery informed the lyrics of many medieval songs and musicians expanded their music by imitating the sounds of birds and animals, whose physical gestures also inspired new dance movements. In the Renaissance, the dynamics of wind and water gained their musical counterparts, and it wasn’t long before madrigals were turning landscapes, with their mountains, valleys, plains, heat and cold, heights and depths, into song. The inner aspects of human nature, such as pulse, breathe, sleep, excitement, rage, melancholy, and sorrow, came to be represented as well, often in a pastoral setting, with the help of musical-rhetorical figures. In the resulting form, opera, instrumental music and dance (along with costumes and scenery) brought the natural and human worlds together.

Learn more about these inspirations and inspire your own musical and performing arts talents during Early Music Week. Group classes are available and are tailored to participant abilities from advanced beginners to advanced, including classes for viol, recorder, voice, mixed ensembles and historical dance. For more information, visit worldfellowship.org or call 603-447-2280.

Mt. Washington Valley Golf Tournament Tees Up for the 16th Year!

For Immediate Release

Contact: Scott Gleason, scott@MtWashingtonValley.org

May 23, 2017


mwvcc golf tournament.pngTee off with friends at the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 16th, at the North Conway Country Club. This is a fun, scramble format tournament for golfers of all abilities and a wonderful way to kick off Father’s Day weekend. To register, visit www.golfmwv.com or contact Scott Gleason at 978-758- 1039.

Registration opens at 7:45am and runs until 8:50am, with announcements at 8:50am and the shotgun start at 9:00am. The tournament has a planned five-hour playing time, and convenes for a 2:00pm barbecue lunch where winners will be announced and players can bid on a silent auction. Players can register as individuals for $120.00, or as teams of four, for $400.00.

Last year’s popular Event’s Punch Card returns for this tournament and can be purchased for $25 with your online or day of play registration. The card allows entry to various on-course events and includes raffle tickets, mulligans and, NEW this year, the Hole #10 Golf Ball Launcher sponsored by Eastern Propane & Oil to exclusively benefit MWV Leadership scholarship assistance programs. You get to shoot your own ball, hopefully, onto the green 354 yards away.

In addition to awards, and raffles, there are many “Hole-in- One” prizes to win, sponsored by members of the community. Crest Auto World is sponsoring Hole #4, where the first player to hit a hole-in- one will win a 2017 Fiat 500. Profile Power Sports is sponsoring Hole #13, where the first player to hit a hole-in- one will win an ATV. Other Hole-in- One prizes include a set of Titleist Irons, and a $750 Gift Certificate for North Conway Country Club Pro Shop.

“The annual Chamber golf tournament is all about having fun. While we’re all there to play, and improve our handicap, we get to enjoy friends and colleagues, a fantastic course, delicious lunch and a fun event to spend time with Dad,” says Scott Gleason, event coordinator for the tournament.

Golf sponsorship opportunities are open to businesses looking to maximize their exposure in front of the community, with a fit for any budget. Businesses can have its name and logo on tee signs, the golf tournament website and more, depending on what level of participation business owners are interested in.

Tournament sponsors include Crest Auto World, Profile Power Sports, Chalmer’s Insurance Group, Eastern Propane & Oil, White Mountain Dental Associates, Coca-Cola, Fields of Ambrosia and TD Bank.

For more information on the Mt. Washington Valley’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament registration or sponsorship, contact Scott Gleason at 978-758- 1039, or visit www.golfmwv.com.


About the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strategically market Mt. Washington Valley as the premier New England vacation destination while fostering a business climate that promotes growth and collaboration in member communities and while protecting the area’s natural beauty.

Mountain Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale

spring plant saleThis year, the Mountain Garden Club’s acclaimed annual Spring Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at the North Conway Community Center from 9:30-11:30am, or until plants are sold out.

The annual Spring Plant sale offers a wide variety of special plants lovingly cultivated by the Mountain Garden Club members. Shoppers can choose from annuals, perennials, and hanging baskets. This annual sale is treasured by plant enthusiasts throughout the Mt. Washington Valley and is for a good cause! The sale benefits the Mountain Garden Club Alice T. Madden Scholarship fund that provides educational scholarships for Valley residents pursuing plant science disciplines as well as their community beautification projects.


About the Mountain Garden Club

The Mountain Garden Club is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Established in 1973, the organization is a Federated member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs – District I and of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. – New England Region branch. Membership is open to all residents of the Mount Washington Valley, with dues of $20 per year for Active Members. The club presently holds 192 members.

Among its many projects, the Mountain Garden Club is actively engaged in roadside beautification and environmental education and conservation of the Mount Washington Valley. The club sponsors many events, including flower sales for cancer awareness, scholarship funds, and flower shows that benefit local organizations.

The Mountain Garden Club works with local nursing homes in their Garden Therapy as well provides youth programs to introduce others to the benefits of horticulture, the importance of plant education, and teaching others how they can plant and protect native plants of the Mount Washington Valley.

For more information about the Mountain Garden Club and their annual Spring Plant Sale, please visit Mountain Garden Club’s website at www.mountaingardenclub.org or call (603) 264-9068.

Be Well with the WM Aquatic Foundation’s Coupon Booklet!


The White Mountain Aquatic Foundation (WMAF) would like to introduce their first annual coupon book that includes discounts to local businesses that support wellness, fitness and water safety.  The cost is $40 per coupon book and offers over $1,000 in savings to our community while helping the White Mountain Aquatic Foundation.  The coupon book is available at the home of the White Mountain Aquatic Center (New England Inn Pool, next to Tuckerman’s Restaurant) or through the swimmers that participate in our swim programs.  The coupon book is a great holiday gift idea and stocking stuffer.

In a strategic effort to pursue its mission, the Board of Directors of the WMAF signed a lease with the New England Inn for use of their free-standing indoor pool in June of 2011. By providing a facility and programs we hope to promote awareness and support for our mission. There are not many pools in the Mt. Washington Valley open to the public. Even fewer offer a solid lineup of year round programs led by experienced and certified instructors. We are now invested in community aquatics and hope to distinguish our pool as a fun place to Get safe, Get Fit and Get Well.

The pool has been consistently busy since our grand opening. The youth programs are running at capacity with waiting lists not uncommon for most classes. The Saco Valley Swim Team continues to develop with sixty swimmers currently participating. We are seeing the numbers for our adults classes increase.   Water Aerobics, Aqua Zumba, Water Movement for Seniors and the Masters Workout Group are also offered.  There is a new adult class on Tuesday mornings (9-10am) called Aqua Circuit Training focusing on strength and agility.  By operating a facility and running programs we can help make our community a safer, healthier and happier place to live and visit.

The White Mountain Aquatic Foundation, a 501(3)c nonprofit corporation, is devoted to  establishing a multiple use aquatic center in the Mt. Washington Valley. This facility is the missing piece in our community that will provide aquatic education, recreation, safety, competition, fitness and rehabilitation services. We believe an aquatic center will enhance the health, quality of life, and strengthen the ties of community for our residents and visitors.

Without the help, support and in some cases, the generous donations of time and services, the successes of the WMAF would not be possible.  The Board of Directors would like to extend their greatest appreciation and thanks to all the individuals and businesses that have supported the dream of a White Mountain Aquatic Center.  Donations are needed so we can continue towards this goal.  We hope all will consider purchasing our Get Fit, Get Well, Get Safe coupon book. To obtain a book you can either request via email at info@whitemountainaquatic.com, mail a check to WMAF, PO Box 767, North Conway, NH 03860, “float around” the website at http://www.whitemountainaquatic.com (Paypal), call the pool at 733-5915 or stop by the pool and see what we are all about.


News from the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association!

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October 2012 

see, learn, and connect with the visual arts

Contact Us

P. O. Box 1603
North Conway, NH 03860

16 Norcross Place
(Lower Level)
North Conway Village, NH




Phone: 603.356.2787


 Office Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday

10 am – 3 pm 




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Annual Meeting Sunday, November 4th at 1:00

The Annual Meeting of the MWVAA will be held at the Downstairs Gallery on November 4th.  After a brief business meeting, photographer Dave Gorke will present a slide presentation entitled, “Photography Techniques and Travel Images.”  Light refreshments will be served.  Please attend this important membership event.


October/November Exhibit:  “Apple of My Eye”:  13 artists are exhibiting 30 works interpreting this theme.  Two pieces have already been sold!


Flatbread Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 13th

Our annual fundraiser at Flatbread Pizza in North Conway will be on November 13th.  A portion of all sales after 5pm (eat in or take out) will go to the MWVAA.  Please join us in supporting your association.


December Exhibit:  4th Annual Affordable Art Show and Sale

All works will be priced under $250.  Expanded hours Wednesday through Sunday from 10-3.  Deadline for artists to apply is November 21st.  Affordable Art 2012 Registration Form


Skis for Affordable Art Show

Joe Keller has prepared some skis for artists to paint/decorate for the December show.  Last year, local ski area subjects were very popular.  These donated pieces will be sold to the public for $75 as a fundraiser for the MWVAA.  If you would like to participate in this project, please call the office.

New Exhibit Planned for January/February

The MWVAA is inviting all Friday Painters and MWVAA students to exhibit their work (produced at Friday Painters’ sessions, classes, or workshops) during January and February.  Jurying is not required, so please consider participating in this special show.  Full details and a registration form will follow.

TD Bank Affinity Membership Program

You can easily support the MWVAA by participating in TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program.  TD Bank will make an annual contribution to the MWVAA based on the average balance in all program members’ accounts.  (Of course, account balances are kept confidential.)  If you are already a TD Bank customer, simply visit any TD Bank location and ask to have your balances included in this program. 

Juried Artists’ Websites and Exhibits:

Please notify the office if you would like us put a link from mwvarts.org to your own website.  If you are exhibiting elsewhere, please let us know so we can include it in the newsletter.

Artists Exhibiting Elsewhere:

Jan Eskedal – Madison Library – Oct.

J.P. Goodwin – Key Bank, Fryeburg – Oct./Nov.

Karen Brisbois – Snowvillage Inn – Oct.

MWVAA Upcoming Events:   

December Exhibit:  Affordable Art Show and Sale

January/February Exhibit:  Open to all Friday Painters and MWVAA Students.  Jurying not required. 




Local nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory was among the 30,000 charities from across the country nominated to participate in the 2012 Chase Community Giving contest. The philanthropy program asked the public to vote for their favorite charities, awarding a total of $5 million in grants to the top 196 vote-getters. At the end of the contest Mount Washington Observatory landed in 55th place with a total of 3,250 votes, earning the nonprofit a $20,000 grant.

“We are so, incredibly humbled by the outpouring of support from our fans,” says Mount Washington Observatory Executive Director Scot Henley. “When we were nominated to participate, we were wary—we’re much smaller than many of the other groups. But our members, donors, and fans rallied around our cause. Their support helped us surpass charities ten times our size.”

Eligible charities included 501(c)(3) organizations with an operating budget under $10 million, nominated by Chase customers and employees from June 12 to July 9. Voting took place September 6-19 on Facebook and ChaseGiving.com, open to all with Facebook and Chase accounts. More than 1.5 million votes were cast.

The charity that received the most votes, the Egyptian Cancer Network, won a $250,000 grant. The next ten runners-up won $100,000, the next 35 won $50,000, the next 50 won $20,000, and the next 100 won $10,000.

“This grant represents a significant sum of money for our small institution,” notes Kerry MacDougall, the Observatory’s Director of Development. “Membership dues and charitable gifts comprise the majority of our income, so receiving a grant of this amount—especially during a down economy, when charitable gifts are increasingly difficult to secure—is a major boost.”

The Observatory plans to put the grant to work immediately, helping to fund its weather station atop Mount Washington and its educational outreach efforts.

“The Observatory has been able to continue its work in weather observation, science education, and weather and climate research for more than 80 years thanks to the support of our members and fans,” says Henley. “This grant helps us continue that legacy.”


About Mount Washington Observatory

Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring the elements in one of the most extreme locations on Earth, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit MountWashington.org.


Enjoy the Foliage with Bike for Books this October!


The North Conway Public Library will hold its 11th annual Bike for Books fund raiser on Saturday, October 6th, 2012.

This scenic mountain bike tour of the Mount Washington Valley during peak fall foliage season offers different route options to accommodate various ability levels from novice to expert mountain biker and for children. The big tour will begin between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. (your choice!) and is expected to conclude by early afternoon; shorter routes can be done in an hour or two. Every participant can choose their own route and own pace since this is a tour and not a race. The mountain bike trails will be well-marked, nobody will get lost. Food and drinks along the way and afterwards will be provided to all participants.

All bikers and volunteers will receive a book, a BPA-free bike bottle, and are invited to a free big lunch at the finish where Elvio’s pizza, hot soup, desserts, and fresh coffee from Frontside Grind will be served. Many local businesses have donated numerous free giveaways and gift certificates to be given away on a random draw basis.

Participants should be on a mountain bike with knobby, fat tires and children should have some off-road cycling experience. You can come and bike for an hour or all day; easy or difficult routes- it’s your choice!

A benefit for the Library’s children’s room, the registration fee is $20 for individuals, $35 for couples, $40 for families, and $10 for students 16 and under. Registration forms may be picked up at the North Conway Public Library or downloaded at http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com .

Registration on the day of the event will be held at the Whitaker Woods Rec Building (“Whitaker Woods Homesite”) off Route 16 across from White Mountain Oil) in North Conway from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

FMI check http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com or contact the library at (603) 356-2961.