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May 2010

Adventure Travel Company takes action against hunger

Biking, hiking, and giving back to celebrate 25th anniversary season With a motto of “Ride to eat, eat to ride”, Newburyport-based Easy Rider Tours clearly lays its priorities on the table (so to speak). Whether in Europe, Canada, or New England, outstanding meals with an emphasis on local cuisine are a highlight of each of Easy Rider’s cycling and walking trips. That’s what inspired the adventure travel outfitter to celebrate its 25th anniversary by partnering with humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger. Says Easy Rider founder Jim Goldberg, “Mealtimes have always been a highlight of our tours, not only for... Read more →

National Trails Day: Saturday June 5, 2010

American Hiking Society's annual trail awareness program, National Trails Day® (NTD), encourages the public and trail enthusiasts nationwide to seek out their favorite trails to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail work projects. The Waterville Valley Athletic and Improvement Association (WVAIA) in association with the Margret & H.A. Rey Center, is doing its part to honor National Trails Day, leading a local trail maintenance hike from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. America's 200,000 miles of trails allow us access to the natural world... Read more →

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center celebrated National Day in Saudi Arabia

The American Embassy National Day Celebration in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on March 24, 2010, featured the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. The Discovery Center designed the Embassy’s National Day exhibition on space exploration. Discovery Center Commissioner Erle B. Pierce participated in the celebration as a guest of Ambassador James Smith and his wife, Dr. Janet Breslin-Smith. National Day celebrations are held each year in U.S. Embassies worldwide. For the celebration in Saudi Arabia, Ambassador Smith chose science and technology as the 2010 National Day theme. Honored guests at the celebration included veteran NASA Astronauts Rusty Schweickart and... Read more →

Last Chance to see Currier Watercolors before they return to the Vault on Tuesday, June 8

This Memorial Day holiday weekend offers an opportunity for visitors to the Currier to see the From Homer to Hopper: American Watercolor Masterworks exhibit before it ends. Since March the Currier Museum of Art has had on display a magnificent collection of watercolor paintings. The exhibition, 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, ends on Monday, June 7. Don’t miss your last chance to see these brilliant works before they go into storage for many years. From Homer to Hopper is drawn from the impressive... Read more →

“Casting for Kirby” Waterville Valley Resort Youth Fishing Derby

The Town of Waterville Valley Departments of Public Safety & Recreation will present a Youth Fishing Derby, on Saturday May 29, 2010. The event, for kids up to 15 years of age, will take place over Memorial Day Weekend on the Shores of Corcoran’s Pond from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with staggered starting times by age group. There is a $5 registration fee that includes starter bait and a t-shirt (t-shirts go to the first 100 registrants). Additional bait is available for purchase at Jugtown Country Store in the Town Square. Waterville Valley Resort promotes catch & release. Presented... Read more →

NH Campground Owners Predict Business Up 10% for 2010 Season

NH Campground Owners Predict Business Up 10% for 2010 Season Memorial Day weekend will be a busy one for state’s campgrounds May 27, 2010, EPSOM, NH -- The summer camping season in the Granite State traditionally kicks off on Memorial Day weekend. In contrast to last years’ rainy month of May, this year, spring came early and with warm, sunny weather predicted for the weekend and advance reservations strong, the summer of 2010 is looking great for the camping industry. “We think camping could be up as much as 10% this summer over last year” said Gregg Pitman, executive director... Read more →

Memorial Day means Open for the Season in White Mountains

NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. - A forecast for sunny skies on the upcoming Memorial Day weekend is kicking off the summer season in the White Mountains, where visitors will find a host of new attractions at the region's tourism venues. "Memorial Day really sets the tone for the summer," said Jayne O'Connor, president of White Mountains Attractions in North Woodstock, which markets the White Mountains region. "Fine weather, which we are expecting this holiday weekend, sets the stage for the summer to come." By the end of the summer season, O'Connor said, the region expects that about 8 million people from... Read more →

Art Gallery opening reception: “A Change of Scenery”

The Margret & H.A. Rey Center announces the opening reception of “A CHANGE OF SCENERY” on Friday, May 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit features work by two New Hampshire artists: Michelle Johnsen, a painter, and Ian Raymond, a photographer. “A Change of Scenery” refers to the way the look and feel of a landscape changes in different artists’ hands. Michele, using “strong color and bold brush strokes,” depicts a vivid New Hampshire landscape, full of movement, while Ian, in sepia-toned black and white photographs, captures the serenity and timelessness of the same. Likewise, New Hampshire scenery itself... Read more →

Waterville Valley Resort Town Square Summer Events 2010

Saturday May 29, 2010 8 – 11 am YOUTH FISHING DERBY Kids, grab your parents & tackle for a fishing derby on the shores of beautiful Corcoran’s Pond! All entrants receive a t-shirt and cup of bait. Learn about 'catch & release' and life in Corcoran's Pond. Prizes awarded across age groups. Sponsored by the Waterville Valley Recreation Department & Public Safety Department. Sunday May 30, 2010 12 –5 pm 21st ANNUAL CHOWDER & MICROBREW FEST Area restaurants bring their chowders to booths at Town Square in hopes of winning the coveted prize of the “Golden Clam Award”. Admission fee... Read more →

Gear Up! European Bicycling Vacations For Under $2,000

High value and high adventure biking Ireland’s Connemara and Portugal’s Algarve coast Cyclists who had put the brakes on a European bicycling vacation in these economically challenging times can get their bikes back in gear! Easy Rider Tours has rolled out two new 6-day “Biking Breakaways” trips in Europe, priced at a budget-friendly $1,995 per person. The trips explore two favorite corners of the Continent that are perfect for two-wheeled travel. In Portugal, the “Algarve Blue” tour is a scenic spin along the southwest coast. Cloudless skies, miles of scenic shoreline, and colorful architecture combine for more shades of blue... Read more →