Do you have a never-ending list of home projects? Visit the 11th Annual “Honey Do Auction” on Saturday, April 8th at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort from 5-8:30pm, where you can bid on the help of qualified home improvement professionals of all trades: carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, and more! Guests have the opportunity to bid on a team of spring clean up consisting of three professionals for three hours’ time, a value of $1000.
A buffet dinner is available at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort to help raise money for Habitat For Humanity, local scholarships for the trades, and other educational programs.
Admission fees for the event are $30 per person and raffle tickets for the spring cleanup team are $10 each or 3 tickets for $25. For more information, call 603-367-8300.
The Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is PET FRIENDLY! These rooms are limited though, so contact us for more details. Located on 40 private acres overlooking the Moat Mountain Range and Saco River Valley, the Red Jacket Mountain View is nestled right in the heart of the Mount Washington Valley.
No matter what the season, our year-round resort is the perfect spot to enjoy breathtaking scenic views, superior accommodations, outstanding cuisine and gracious service. Amenities include an award-winning restaurant, full service spa, nature trails, fitness room and game room. Family loft rooms and two-bedroom townhouses are available.
Centrally located to all the Mount Washington Valley has to offer, including skiing, golf, whitewater rafting and outlet shopping. Please refer to our website for our schedule of events, days, times and locations: http://www.redjacketmountainview.com
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway, NH is pleased to announce that Chef James Scharnowske has recently become a certified Executive Chef after passing the American Culinary Federation test with flying colors. The Executive Chef certification is designed to identify those chefs who have demonstrated a level of culinary competence and expertise through their education, work experience, culinary knowledge and skills that is consistent with the executive chef level. The certification process is quite rigorous including a written test as well as an intense 3-hour practical test in front of 9 judges from the American Culinary Federation, during which Scharnowske received a very high score of 91.
Jon Sallinen, General Manager of Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, expressed the thoughts of everyone at the resort, “We are extremely proud of Chef James’ achieving this level of recognition for his amazing culinary expertise. He is a pleasure to work with and our guests truly enjoy his innovative creations.”
The resort’s Champney’s Restaurant serves signature New England cuisine with a continental flair and offers a wall of windows with a spectacular view of the mountains. For more casual dining, Palmer’s Red Ridge Grille offers a mix of lighter fare and our chef’s award-winning specialties with the same spectacular view. Both restaurants are open to the public as well as resort guests.
Three perspectives: a parent, a patient, a provider. Two distinct diseases: Type I and Type II diabetes. All come together for an educational and informative evening sponsored by the Miranda Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 pm, at the Red Jacket Resort & Conference Center. The program is free and open to the public. It will include a panel presentation, audience Q&A, light refreshments, and Meet-and-Greet time with the Diabetes Center staff and the Leavitt family. The Eli Lilly “Journey Awards” also will be presented, recognizing people who have successfully managed diabetes with insulin for 25 and 50 years.
The forum is recommended for anyone in the community who wants to learn more about diabetes and how it affects individuals, families and public health. The Miranda Board certified family nurse practitioner & diabetes educator Loretta Grimm, APRN, says the evening will be informative for everyone who cares about the health of the community. “This includes people with diabetes and their families, but also our local educators, health care professionals, emergency medical personnel, fire and police, daycare and preschool staff. Diabetes affects us all.”
Grimm is moderator of the panel discussion which includes three unique perspectives on diabetes. Moira McCarthy is the mother of 21-year-old Lauren Stanford who was diagnosed at age 6 with Type I Diabetes. Dick Smith has been living successfully with Type II Diabetes for 18 years and, at age 72, is still working as a motivational speaker and diabetes educator. Irwin Brodsky, MD, MPH, is the medical director at Maine Medical Partners Endocrinology and Diabetes Center, as well as a researcher and clinical professor.
“Today, nearly everyone has a friend, loved one, spouse, neighbor or co-worker with diabetes,” Grimm said. “We want to present different views of what it’s like to live with Type I and Type II diabetes, as well as hear from a recognized medical expert on current work being done in the field. The Miranda Center for Diabetes is here to help people and their families, and we want them to know who we are and what we can do for them and the community,” she added.
Panelist Moira McCarthy is a best-selling author and advocate with the New England Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for more than 15 years. She is a former national reporter and newspaper editor, and author of the recently released book, “Raising Teens With Diabetes: A Parent Survival Guide.” Her tireless support of Type I diabetes research has landed her a spot as guest speaker on CNN Live and many other media outlets. She is also the creator of a well known blog about the subject, http://www.despitediabetes.com.
“My message to other parents of children with Type I diabetes is that it’s really about finding a balance between keeping them safe and healthy, and letting them live a full and happy life,” McCarthy said. “It impacts the family as well as the child at every age.”
Brenda Leavitt, whose daughter Miranda died at age 22 from complications of Type I
diabetes, understands the challenge of parenting a child with diabetes. “One of our goals in establishing the Miranda Center at Memorial Hospital is to help educate the community,” she said. “Our daughter needed a great deal of support from her family, teachers, employers and friends in order to manage her disease on a daily basis. Type I is a totally different disease than Type II, and we want people to learn about both of them.”
Irwin Brodsky is the medical director for diabetes at Maine Medical Partners Endocrinology and Diabetes Center, as well as a research scientist associate clinical professor of medicine at Tufts University. He divides his professional time between clinical patient care and administration of inpatient, outpatient, and community diabetes activities for Maine Medical Partners.
Dr. Brodsky is a strong proponent of the need for education both to prevent Type II diabetes and to improve self-care for those with the disease. He is currently involved in the development of an statewide education campaign that could be used to motivate patients who have lapsed in their attention to the disease. He also serves as principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health research trial into the relationship between vitamin D and prevention of diabetes.
“There is a genetic component to the onset of Type II diabetes that involves defects in insulin production,” he said. “People who have one parent with it are at very high risk. For them, exercise and dietary intake are critically important.”
Dick Smith has spent more than 40 years in the health education field, but he was surprised to learn 18 years ago that he, too, had developed Type II diabetes. Since then, he has been a motivational speaker sharing seminars on diabetes self-management to groups all over New England. He also worked with the company that invented the very first portable blood sugar meter in 1969. At age 72, the Navy veteran is still working full-time and says he loves it.
The evening will include presentation of the Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards to individual patients of the Miranda Center who have successfully managed their diabetes over a long period of time. The program recognizes the constant effort necessary to manage the disease and serves as a means to inspire all people with diabetes to believe that they can do it, too.
The Diabetes Forum is free and open to the public with no reservations required. For more information, visit the event listing on the hospital’s website, http://www.memorialhospitalnh.org/diabetesevent, or call Kathy Bennett, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, (603) 356-5461, X2198.
ABOUT THE LILLY DIABETES JOURNEY AWARDS:
Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards
Living with diabetes is no easy task and it takes constant effort. That’s why the Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards™ program recognizes and honors individuals who have successfully managed their diabetes with the help of insulin for 25, 50 or 75 years. By honoring people who have long been successful, these awards not only help them to keep moving ahead, but also help to inspire others.
Those selected for the program serve as role models to all people with diabetes for learning how to manage their disease and adapting to the ever-changing technology of diabetes care. Since 1974, Lilly has presented more than 3,000 medals in support of people on their journey with diabetes.
Medals are presented to celebrate important milestones and include a bronze 25-year medal, silver 50-year medal, or gold 75-year medal. In addition to the medal, recipients also receive a signed letter from the CEO of Eli Lilly and Company for their continued success.
Local recipients include Henry Forrest and Mary Walker for 25 years, and Jacqueline Willey and Barbara Hartwell for 50 years.
The Miranda Center at Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive diabetes care and education that is patient focused and individualized to specific needs. The staff is a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the evaluation, treatment, and education of individuals with any form of diabetes and endocrine disorders. The center offers education and support groups to help people with diabetes learn about and manage their condition, and is certified by the American Diabetes Association. For more information, call the Miranda Center at (603) 356-0796, X3353.
About Memorial Hospital Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in North Conway, NH, and is a member of the MaineHealth family. Its hospital services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery center, clinical laboratory, heart health & wellness programs, family birthing center, sleep center, wound care and hyperbaric medicine center, and the Miranda Center for Diabetes. Physician practices include primary care and family medicine, women’s health, orthopedics and sports medicine. The Merriman House, a 45-bed nursing home specializing in Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders, is also located on the hospital campus. Together, our staff and providers are committed to meeting the health needs of the Mt. Washington Valley and surrounding communities by collaborating with community partners in the delivery of accessible, comprehensive, compassionate, and quality health care.
New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) is partnering with a group of its commercial members in a pilot program that is adding up to seven publicly available Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations to the state’s network.
The pilot program will help NHEC to better understand the use of and need for EV charging stations in its service territory. The number of EVs registered in New Hampshire is expected to double in 2013 and hundreds more visit from out of state, creating opportunities for the expanded development of a network of charging stations that can benefit EV drivers as well as the regional power grid.
NHEC has worked with some of its larger commercial members in the hospitality industry to install EV charging stations this year in North Conway; Red Jacket Mountain View Resort and the Bernerhof Inn B&B. Woodstock (Woodstock Inn Station), Plymouth (Common Man Inn) and Lincoln (Indian Head Resort). Additional charging stations are planned in Meredith (Church Landing at Mill Falls), and Jackson (Bernerhof Inn). When fully installed, they will complete a ring of stations that are all within the range limits of most EV and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles.
Gary Lemay, NHEC Renewable Energy Engineer and manager of pilot program, notes that
“range anxiety” caused by a lack of available charging stations is one of the barriers to the rapid adoption of EV or Plug-in Hybrid technology.
“People with electric vehicles charge first at home, second at work and third at a destination type of location where they will be staying for one to three hours or longer,” he said. “That makes these hotels and resorts ideal locations for EV charging stations.”
Lemay estimates there are currently 13 Type II EV charging stations that are available for use by the general public in New Hampshire, but less than a handful located north of Concord. The charging stations installed as part of the NHEC pilot will put some of New Hampshire’s most scenic terrain, including the White Mountains and Mount Washington Valley, within range for most EV motorists.
By monitoring the use of the charging stations in the NHEC pilot program (both in total kilowatt-hours and actual number of vehicles), NHEC will explore the possibility of a special EV charging rate or further incentives for commercial members to install the chargers.
NHEC is a non-profit electric distribution cooperative serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway, NH has been recognized as a 2013 “Editors’ Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. Yankee’s editor Mel Allen explains, “While it may be hard to create a business, the true challenge is in making it work, being good enough that it endures and brings people back. Those are the qualities we look for and reward when we say ‘Best of New England.’” For 37 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region.
Located on 25 acres overlooking the Moat Mountain Range and Saco River Valley, the pet-friendly Red Jacket Mountain View Resort appeals to guests with a selection of spacious accommodations and friendly, attentive service. In addition to guest rooms and townhouses, the resort has recently built four 4-bedroom homes on property to accommodate larger families or small groups. Excellent on-site dining is complemented by a variety of activities, including bonfires, family story time and movie nights. The resort’s 40,000 sq. ft. Kahuna Laguna indoor water park is a guest favorite with colorful body and tube slides, a wave pool and multiple water play areas. Minutes away from the resort are over 200 tax-free outlets and specialty shops, as well as hiking, biking, horseback riding and whitewater rafting for the outdoor adventurer. The Mt. Washington Valley is also home to many popular attractions including Story Land, the Conway Scenic Rail Road, White Mountain National Forest and a host of winter sports such as snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing.
Red Jacket Resorts are a group of seven resorts in New England owned and operated by The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA. For more information, please contact Beth Patkoske at (508) 394-8800 ext. 142.
On Sunday, April 7th, the MWV Housing Coalition will be hosting a fundraiser at the Kahuna Laguna Water Park at the Red Jacket Resort from Noon to 6pm. Bring the family and friends and come splash in the waive pool or slip slide down one of 4 waterslides, all while supporting a great cause.
Tickets are just $20 ($15 off the normal ticket price) and can be purchased at the door the day of the event or reserved in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition is a private non-profit organization comprised of community volunteers and governed by our board of directors. Our goal is to increase awareness about the need for and benefit of workforce housing as it relates to the economic sustainability of our local communities. We partner with business and community leaders to identify and secure appropriate planning and zoning resources, and provide support for developers who are working to provide quality workforce housing.
The MWV Housing Coalition is a not for profit organization supporting affordable housing for all in the Valley. Visit us at http://www.mwvhc-nh.org.
The Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Spa in North Conway, NH, was recently recognized by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, in their 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards. The family-friendly resort was named #5 on the list of “Top 10 Hotels for Families – United States” and #9 of the “Top 25 Hotels for Families – World”. The only New England hotel named to the prestigious listing for the second consecutive year, Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is in good company and even outranked two top resorts at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.
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 family resort experiences and exceptional service to all our guests.”
Located on 25 acres overlooking the Moat Mountain Range and Saco River Valley, the pet-friendly Red Jacket Mountain View Resort appeals to families with a selection of spacious accommodations and friendly, attentive service. Excellent on-site dining is complemented by a variety of activities geared to children and families, including bonfires, family story time and movie nights. The resort’s 40,000 sq. ft. Kahuna Laguna indoor water park is a guest favorite with colorful body and tube slides, a wave pool and multiple water play areas. Minutes away from the resort are over 200 tax-free outlets and specialty shops, as well as hiking, biking, horseback riding and whitewater rafting for the outdoor adventurer. The Mt. Washington Valley is also home to many popular attractions including Story Land, the Conway Scenic Rail Road, White Mountain National Forest and a host of winter sports such as snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing.
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 http://www.redjacketresorts.com