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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.

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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.

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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.

White Mountain Waldorf School May Faire

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Celebrate community, sunshine, and the beginning of Spring on Saturday, May 13th at the White Mountain Waldorf School May Faire. This event is free and open to all ages and is located at the North Conway Community Center in North Conway. Spend the day dancing and singing to live music while your children sport their handcrafted floral wreaths and painted faces! Explore a variety of exciting and unique children’s crafts, hair wraps, and plants in the plant sale. Reconnect with old friends in the community and introduce yourself to friends you’ve yet to make. Come help us wake up Mother Earth!

For more information, call the White Mountain Waldorf School at 603-447-3168 or visit their website at www.WhiteMountainWaldorf.org.

Awesome April Golf at Indian Mound

By Kathy Bennett

Today, the last day of April, was a wonderful first round of golf for me and my dear husband at Indian Mound Golf Club in Ossipee, NH. Don’t let the early date fool you – owner Jonathan Rivers and his crew must double as magicians because the course was in great shape and as green as many a course I have played in June or July.

While our game was a little rough (it seemed we could hit anything but the green – including trees, houses, stumps and other stationary objects), the weather didn’t misbehave too much and we squeezed in a round between light rain showers on a partly cloudy Sunday.

There were few players on the course this April 30th, although with our 12:30pm tee time, pro Julie Rivers shared that others had gone out earlier in the day. She nodded towards the entrance for the Rivers Edge Tavern, Indian Mound’s cozy and inviting restaurant and bar, and encouraged us to stop for some refreshments before or after our round as there was no rush. Rivers Edge is open year round, has a surprisingly varied menu and features live music. They are worth a try for golfers and non-golfers alike.

We took off for the always challenging first hole (the line of trees to the right must be magnetic) and scraped the rust off our game with mixed results. We could blame anything but the conditions as the greens and fairways were in consistently good shape throughout the front nine. I even managed to score my season’s first birdie on the water-protected 4th hole, a short par 3, and a rare deuce for this bogey golfer. Most of the time we didn’t keep score as we eased into golf season one mis-hit at a time.

 

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If you haven’t played Indian Mound, you owe it to yourself to check it out. The original front nine are forgiving but never dull, with many water hazards, mature trees and interesting layouts, including the eponymous indian mound on the 8th tee. A placard gives a brief history for those interested. The back nine are newer, longer, and more challenging than the front. Definitely bring a cart unless you enjoy trudging up and downhill for those last 9 holes! Ossipee isn’t far from the Conways – we counted just over 30 minutes door to door from our Center Conway home.

Some tips for your first game of the year (and yes, I should’ve followed my own advice):

  1. Pull your bag out of the basement a few days before your first round and show your clubs some love. Clean out last year’s scorecards and debris from the pockets.
  2. Fish out your golf glove and decide if it’s time for a new one, or squeeze another few round out of last year’s. (I couldn’t find mine so golfed gloveless – not sure a glove would’ve helped!)
  3. Be sure you have golf balls packed. I got a dozen for my March birthday so I was good to go.
  4. Wash that golf towel and reattach to your bag.
  5. Using a toothbrush and soapy water, gently wash your club heads to remove last year’s dirt and grass (or better yet, clean them in the fall after your last round!).

If you work for Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce business member, you can purchase a “Road to the Links” golf pass for $125, entitling you to two midweek visits at participating Chamber member golf courses, including Indian Mound. Restrictions apply. Contact the Chamber for details – they sell out early so if you qualify, get yours now. It’s a great way to try out all the golf our Valley has to offer.

Time for Maple Syrup in the Mt. Washington Valley, NH

The talk among maple syrup producers has been the cold temps and deep snow impacting the collection of sap in February. However, the recent warmer temps in Mt Washington Valley have helped to “zap the sap” into flowing and sugar houses across the Valley are gearing up for another maple syrup producing season.  The New Hampshire Maple Producers Association will celebrate the 20th Annual Maple Weekend on March 28-29, 2015 and Maine Maple Sunday will be celebrated on March 22, 2015.  Businesses throughout Mt Washington Valley will be alive with “mapleishous” demonstrations and tastings for both Maple Weekends.  There are plenty of opportunities throughout the Valley for families to taste maple sugar and for kids and adults both to watch how maple syrup is made.  Here are just a few.

Celebrate the sweet taste of spring at Remick Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. Spend time from 10:00am to 2:00pm on March 28th for the Maple Sugaring Day Open House. Learn about methods of producing syrup and modern evaporation while savoring a sample of their own maple syrup in the museum’s working Sugar House. Syrup and farmhouse kitchen goods will be for sale, while they last. Piglets and lambs are expected be ready for a visit, too. This is a free event. For more information, click here.

MapleSugaring-100AcreWood Have you ever wanted to tap your own maple trees, but didn’t have the equipment? Now you do!  Believe in Books Foundation has a “Tap Your Own” Program. “Tap Your Own” kits are available for you to rent complete with drill bits, spiles and buckets. They provide the supplies – you provide the trees! Kits will be available in their 100 Acre Wood Sugar Shack on the weekends in March and at their office in Intervale during the week. After you’ve collected your sap, you can bring it back to their Sugar Shack and trade it for maple syrup! Isn’t that cool?

The Believe in Books Sugar Shack and Storybook Self-Guided Trails opened the last weekend in February, and will be open weekends until the sap starts running – and after that, probably more regularly. If there is steam rolling out of the Sugar Shack, you are welcome to step inside for a firsthand look at the historic and innovative process of turning sap into maple syrup. Stop in, learn more about one of Mother Nature’s sweetest and healthiest offerings and taste a sample.

Sugar Shack Tours will be held each weekend in March from 11am-4pm and guided tours through their Sugar Bush will be offered weekend afternoons. Enjoy a wagon ride through the woods, learn about the history of sugaring, how to identify maple trees, tap for sap, and participate in collection and sample tasting. The tour is approximately one hour. Dress according to weather. Suggested donation: $5/per person. The net proceeds of the “100 Acre Wood” Maple Syrup go directly toward Believe in Books literacy programs. Info: Click here.

Always a fun place to stop for locally made and grown items, Weston’s Farm’s Sugar Shack is gearing up for maple syrup production. The approximate dates of production are from the end of February to mid-April, depending on the weather.  Visitors are always welcome to visit the sugar house to see the process first hand, but be advised to call ahead first to be sure that the sugar house is open (207-935-2567).   Weston’s Sugar House will be open on Maine Maple Sunday (always the fourth Sunday in March and March 22nd this year) with tours and demonstrations and free samples of syrup on ice cream.

Looking for Maple Sugar products?  You’ll find a wide selection of maple syrups, maple sugar candy and all things maple at Zeb’s General Store in North Conway Village.  Stop by Bavarian Chocolate Haus for additional options, andThe Rugged Mill in North Conway Village also carries some locally made syrups and candies.  And visit The White Mountain Cupcakery on Sundays and Wednesdays in Settlers’ Green Outlet Village or their North Conway location for their signature Maple Bacon cupcakes.

pecanft2 Time to shake off those winter doldrums and join The Bed & Breakfasts Inn Mount Washington Valley for their annual March Maple Madness (MMM) Tour on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 10:30am -5pm.  Embarking on a self-guided inn-to-inn tour, ticket holders will sample tasty delights both savory and sweet.

Each of the participating inns are offering a Maple Madness package including two nights lodging for two including March 21, 2015, a full Maple Madness breakfast each morning, home baked maple goodies in the afternoon, two tickets for the March Maple Madness Tour, souvenir recipe collection, an Inn-to-Inn tour map, Maple Madness March clues and directions, plus a special Maple gift. Rates start at $200 and vary by inn.  Add a third night for 50-percent off the daily rate for that room category at the inn you choose. Some inns might add Maple theme dinners, horseback rides, maple centered truffles, and other treasures. Inns participating in March Maple Madness each offering their own special package include: Buttonwood Inn, Covered Bridge House, The Farm By The River & Stables, Mt. Washington B&B, The Notchland Inn , Spruce Moose Lodge & Cottages and two additional inns including the Inn at Ellis River.

Tickets are included as part of every MMM stay and tour package or are available for $20 per person purchased at least a week in advance from any of the participating inns.  Contact any participating inn for more information, tickets and to book a package or click here for more information.

sap_house_meadery_diningTaste New England’s signature sweet in one of the oldest beverages recorded; Mead. Sap House Meadery, a brewing company focused on creating this craft honey wine is open for tours and tastings from 1:00-5:00pm every Sataurday and Sunday. The brewers will be featuring signature samples such as Blackberry Maple, Peach Maple and Hopped Blueberry Maple Mead for all taste testers looking for a unique spin on their average apres-ski beverage.

This March and April, come up to Northern New Hampshire at the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa to enjoy luxurious accommodations, breakfast each morning, and tickets to the truly unique NH Maple Experience. On March 21, 22, 28, 29 and April 4. Join the resort as it partners with a neighboring farm for guided tours of the sugaring operation including horse drawn and tractor drawn rides, tapping a maple tree with the group, tree identification activities, maple syrup samples and special New England treats such as pickles and donuts. This special package with the resort also includes accommodations, one ticket per person to the NH Maple Experience at The Rocks Estate and hotel breakfast for each adult and child registered to the room, per day.

Bridges of Conway Art Display

Throughout the Month of April enjoy the art exhibit, “Bridges of Conway. Presented by the Conway 250th Anniversary Celebrations Committee, this is an open exhibit of vintage and contemporary images of the iconic bridges. Art will be showcased in the Ham Room at the Conway Public Library. Entry in this exhibit is open to the public. Paintings, drawings, photos, etc. from private collections as well as resent work will be exhibited. Some will be available for purchase.

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Top Five Ideas for Mid-March Fun

March is a great time to get out and enjoy the snow. The days are longer, the sun is stronger, and the daytime temperatures are warmer. And this winter, with a deep base at the ski

A late afternoon sleigh ride with Fireside Sleigh Rides.  Photo by: Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative.
A late afternoon sleigh ride with Fireside Sleigh Rides.
Photo by: Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative.

resorts, XC centers and out in the woods, the snow is ideal for a spring fling on or off the trails. Here are a few ideas for spring outdoor fun this weekend and beyond:

  1. Take a Long Weekend: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the slopes and enjoy some savings too. Attitash, Bretton Woods and Wildcat are all offering $17 tickets on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17, as is Cranmore if you’re wearing green!
  2. Take the Kids to Meet their Favorite Storybook Character: The Theater at the 100 Acre Woods is hosting a Character Breakfast on Saturdays, starting Saturday, March 15 and running through April 19. Breakfast is $5 a person; children under 3 are free. Enjoy a small breakfast with pancakes, listen to a story and visit with the week’s character. Cat in the Hat will be coming on March 15.
  3. Zaniness on the Slopes: March is the perfect time for fun and silliness on the slopes! Break out the neon green and the dayglo and head to Attitash for Mullet Mayhem 80s Weekend on March 15 and 16. Help raise funds for the Conway Area Humane Society at Cranmore on March 15 during the Mountain Musher Sled Race. Gather up a team of six people – one person “mushes,” one person sits in the sled, and four pull – all in the name of good fun and a good cause. Enjoy a Scavenger Hunt at Black Mountain on March 15, race down the slopes at Shawnee Peak on a mattress during the Mattress Race on March 15, or dress up for a Costume Parade at King Pine on March 16.
  4. Kick Back and Enjoy Some Music: After a day of skiing, head to the Den at Bear Peak for Den Sessions, a weekly acoustic series every Saturday from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Wildcat will be hosting their popular Blues & Brunch event on Sunday, March 16, with a $14.95 brunch buffet and a rockin’ blues band for your listening pleasure. Lostbo Pub at Black Mountain will have live music with Ben Cook on March 15, and Tim Dion on March 16.
  5. Take a Ride: With longer days, warmer temperatures, and a deep snow base throughout the Mt. Washington Valley, March is the perfect time to take a ride and explore the woods and fields. Take a ride on a snowmobiling, dog sled or take a sleigh ride. The possibilities are endless!

Snow Much Fun: Maple Sugaring

Spring is sweet!

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Sugar Shack at 100 Acre Wood in Intervale, NH

March is not only a great month for outdoor winter adventure, it’s also maple sugaring season. Maple Weekend in New Hampshire is March 22 and 23, so mark your calendars and plan to get out to celebrate the sweetness of spring!

During March, The Sugar Shack in the 100 Acre Wood becomes the center of activity, with lots of work, cooking, visitors, and the sweet smell of maple syrup! If there is steam rolling out of the Sugar Shack, you are welcome to step inside to learn more about one of Mother Nature’s sweetest offerings, and to take some maple treats home with you! The net proceeds of the “100 Acre Wood” Maple Syrup goes directly toward literacy programs in the Mt. Washington Valley. Plan to stop by and celebrate spring with some sweet maple syrup goodness, either on Maple Weekend, or when you are in the area this month.
The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm will be celebrating Maple Weekend on March 22, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Learn about historic methods of sap collection and the Museum’s modern evaporator while savoring a sample of their signature syrup. There will be Farmhouse Kitchen baked goods and syrup for sale too Admission to the Sugar House is free. The main museum will not be open.

The Bed &Breakfasts Inn Mount Washington Valley will host their annual March Maple Madness tour on Saturday, March 22. Visitors can embark on a self-guided inn-to-inn tour to sample tasty delights both savory and sweet, and visit several sugaring locations to experience the “sap to syrup” process firsthand. Tickets are available for $20 per person purchased in advance, or are included in any of the March Maple Madness Stay & Tour packages with participating Inns. For more information, visit: http://www.bbinnsmwv.com/cgi-bin/inns/march_madness.pl.

Make Your Spring Spectacular in the Mt. Washington Valley!

Spring Spectacular
in the Mt. Washington Valley, NH!
As we transition to summer, join the valley for some great upcoming events!

Victoria Day, May 17-19

The Mt. Washington Valley is excited to welcome you and help celebrate this Canadian holiday. In honor of Victoria Day enjoy special events, lodging packages, shopping and special deals!

As you walk through the village of North Conway, NH, look for a tent card presenting a Canadian flag displayed in shop windows. This card will let you know that there are shopping specials to be enjoyed!

 

Bask in random acts of kindness throughout this whole weekend!
Begin at the “Kindness Headquarters” in Schouler Park, in North Conway, NH.
Enjoy…
  • Butterfly release for Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice
  • An inspirational seminar on a life led with kindness by Michael Chase, the “Kindness Guy” at Kennett High School
  • Live concerts by The Dean Machine & Motor Booty Affair
    in Schouler Park
  • Complimentary Tickets to Cranmore Mountain’s Adventure Park
  • Kindess Labrynth, adoptable dogs, freshly baked cookies thousands of random acts of kindness!

10 of Mt. Washington Valley’s premier golf courses will be opening soon! Dust off your clubs, practice your swing and get ready for a an amazing season of golf! (Plus a beverage afterwards at each of the courses’ bars & restaurants!)

Province Lake Golf Course  |  Hales’ Location Golf CourseOmni Mount Washington Golf Course  |  Mtn. View Grand
Golf Course 
North Conway Country Club  |  Waumbek Golf Club Androscoggin Valley Country Club  |  Indian Mound Golf Club  |  Wentworth Golf Club    |  Bridgton Highlands  Country Club

 
Golf Pro Shops                              Golf Clubhouses                            Midweek Golf Packages
 
Golf with the locals at our Indian Mound Golf Course
Saturday, May 4th

8:30-2pm

Join the fun
In, around & all over Mt. Washington Valley, NH

May 4th, 8:30-2

choose your location, pick up all the trash you can and then celebrate at the Hampton Inn!

This is a truly family-friendly activity and what better way to spend time with your family,
than by helping to make the planet a better place?!

 

WMWV Home Show

May 4th
Think Spring with this show and peruse all the vendors have to show at this expo!

May 4th, 5-8:30 at the Red Jacket Resort
Perfect if you’re a 2nd home owner and need some work done on your home!

Kentucky Derby

May 4th

Join local restaurants as they host specialty cocktails, hat contests and the Derby!

 

Saturdays…
June 1st & 15th
 
All Aboard…for the Murder Mystery Tour
 
You’re invited to the marriage of Becky Giovanni and Stanley Simpson. But while you’re enjoying the reception, something goes horribly wrong. Their dream wedding suddenly turns into mayhem, mystery & murder and you’re left to figure out who’s guilty?
 
Enjoy this live & interactive show along with a 4-Course gourmet dinner as you ride the victorian & historic Conway Scenic Railroad.
June 1-15th
June 15th

Upcoming Events

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Cold River Radio Show
May 12th

Cyclo Femme – Women’s only cycling trip Vesta Velo
May 13th

 

make a weekend out of it and book a cycling lodging package!

 

June 8-15th
 Opening Days
Come join us for:
Mother’s Day
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