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February 2010

New Hampshire Old House & Barn Expo March 20 to 21

Exhibition offers practical solutions to homeowners for these challenging times. Manchester, NH ---Declining house values, all sorts of weatherization incentives, and a tough economy have left homeowners wondering about the right investments to make in their homes these days. Experts at the upcoming New Hampshire Old House & Barn Expo will offer advice on renovation projects, showcase effective maintenance techniques and debunk common myths regarding energy efficiency improvements. More than 100 exhibitors and lecturers selected for their skill and experience will be at the Old House & Barn Expo this March 20 to 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,... Read more →

Watercolors on display for the first time in 20 Years at the Currier Museum of Art

MANCHESTER—This spring the Currier Museum of Art brings from its vault a magnificent collection of watercolor paintings as it presents "From Homer to Hopper: American Watercolor Masterworks from the Currier Museum of Art" from March 6 through June 7, 2010. The exhibition is a highlight of a year-long celebration of the museum’s 80th anniversary that focuses on the strength and diversity of the Currier’s collection. From Homer to Hopper is drawn from the impressive collection of watercolors that the museum has built over its 80-year history. These extraordinary works – by such nationally known masters as Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast,... Read more →

"The Nature Of Art" exhibit opens Feb. 19 in Waterville Valley

WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH - The Margret & H.A. Rey Center announces the opening reception of "The Nature of Art" on Friday, February 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit features work by three New Hampshire artists: John Rockwood, Sarah Mazur, and Karina Mitchell, using a variety of mediums to capture elements of the natural world in art. On Saturday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m., artist John Rockwood will present a gallery program: "Life Cycle of Loons," using his stunning photography to illustrate the life of a loon from chick to breeding adult. Photographer John Rockwood has had numerous photos... Read more →

Winter Walk-Talks at Waterville Valley’s Rey Center Feb. 13 and 20

WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH - The Margret and H.A. Rey Center in Waterville Valley announces two new programs, Winter Walk Talks: Snow Science with Dr. Michele Pruyn and Animal Tracks & Signs with Dr. Rick Van de Poll. Snow Science with Dr. Michele Pruyn will take place Saturday, February 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Animal Tracks & Signs by Dr. Rick Van de Poll will take place Saturday, February 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center in Waterville Valley Resort's Town Square. The programs, which begin with an indoor presentation then head outside... Read more →

Currier Museum waives admission charges for February school vacation week, February 22 to 26

MANCHESTER, NH - This winter during school vacation week, February 22 to 26, bring the family to the Currier Museum of Art on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday to enjoy the museum’s collections and programs for free (the museum is closed on Tuesdays). The Currier is offering special programs for the entire family to enjoy including story time, family gallery talks, hands-on activities, tours, and a performance. Museum admission is also free every Saturday from 10 a.m. - noon and always free to children under 18. "The Currier recognizes that in this challenging time many families are looking for local... Read more →

Waterville Valley Resort named one of America's "Top Places to Retire," new B&B and Spa open

Waterville Valley Resort, N.H. -- It has been a busy winter season at Waterville Valley Resort in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. The New Year started with ranking the town #17 on the national "Best Rental and Seasonal Retirement Communities" list. The Web site said this of the Waterville community: "In the summer you can play a round of golf in the early morning, followed up by an invigorating mountain hike, then take a refreshing swim and paddle around a stream-fed pond, followed by a fun game of tennis, then some river fly fishing, perhaps lace... Read more →

Share what's inteNew Hampshire’s Waterville Valley: birthplace of freestyle skiing With the Winter Olympics days away, those driving along U.S. Route 49 to Waterville Valley Resort are greeted by this sign: Birthplace of Freestyle Skiing. While it might be a surprise, the tale is well documented. Grace Bean in her history of Waterville Valley, The Town at the end of the road, wrote that; "Waterville Valley became the first [ski] area to offer freestyle instruction. A freestyle program was started in 1969-70...Freestyle classes were offered at all levels, including the Kids' Ski School..." Bean also noted that "Tom Corcoran and... Read more →