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May 2011

Old House & Barn Series Barn Workshop

Old House & Barn Series - Barn Preservation Workshops Event: Old House & Barn Series - Barn Preservation Workshops Date: Saturday, June 18 & October 1, 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Place: Rockledge Farm, New Hampton, N.H. Reservations: Required. New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, 603-224-2281 Event takes place rain or shine Join the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and barn contractor Ian Blackman to explore a beautifully crafted late eighteenth century Yankee barn, its history and condition, and discuss repair options and solutions to develop a plan for its restoration. Ian will then work on the barn throughout the summer and present a second workshop in... Read more →

June Schedule of Events at the Currier Museum of Art

MANCHESTER, NH— Last chance to see Jon Brooks: A Collaboration with Nature, which closes June 12! The exhibition is the first retrospective exhibition of Jon Brooks, an internationally acclaimed sculptor and furniture maker known for the playful and poetic imagery of his work. Also noted for his exploration of the line between function and art, his work is inspired by and constructed from the trunks and branches of trees that he harvests from the forest surrounding his New Boston, NH home. The museum’s entrance is located at 150 Ash Street and free parking is available in the on-site lot. Museum... Read more →

Giuseppe's Announces Dinner Concert Featuring Bennett and Perkins June 1

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Giuseppe's, the popular Lakes Region Italian restaurant, will be featuring a dinner concert downstairs in the Grotto on Wed. June 1. The evening will feature fabulous Italian food followed by an intimate concert with popular New Hampshire folk duo, Bennett and Perkins. Tickets for the dinner are $10 with an 8pm show time. Limited seating is available and advance reservations are recommended. The folk duo of Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins serve up a unique blending of harmonies and guitars. Bennett & Perkins released their first CD, The Kitchen Music Sessions, in the summer of 2010.... Read more →

Campgrounds look to a busy Memorial Day to kick off camping season

Epsom, NH - Despite high gas prices—or perhaps because of them--New Hampshire’s campground owners expect the summer camping season, which traditionally kicks off on Memorial Day, to be the same or busier than last year. In a recent survey of campground owners, 80% of NH Campground Association members said their bookings for Memorial Day weekend 2011 are the same or better than last year. One-third of campgrounds surveyed are already fully booked for the holiday weekend and the other two-thirds have nearly three-quarters of their sites reserved. Why does camping still rank high among vacation options? “Several new customers have... Read more →

A Pop-Up Dinner for Hope

Concord, NH --Ask the average New Hampshire person what a “pop up” restaurant is and they most likely will have no idea. That’s because while this trendy concept is all the rage in L.A., New York and Boston, it has not appeared in the Granite State – until now. A leading cookbook author, national food editor and writer who is based in Concord is bringing the idea to the capital city. On June 12, J.M. Hirsch and his team of chefs will offer a fixed-price, five-course meal at an unlikely location – to raise funds for the city’s only soup... Read more →


WEIRS BEACH, NH—The historic M/S Mount Washington honors those that have served our country. During Memorial Day weekend- Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30- special deals will be offered for a cruise on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Veterans, military personnel, and their families can purchase cruise tickets for only $10. Additionally, all kids 13 and under cruise free. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are available on board. The offer is good on all daytime cruises from all ports. This weekend the M/S Mount Washington will also party into the evening with the Salute to Service Dinner Cruise. This year, the cruise... Read more →

Family-owned Purity Spring Resort to Celebrate 100 Years of Lakeside Lodging and Recreation

East Madison, NH – Purity Spring Resort in East Madison, New Hampshire is celebrating 100 years of hospitality in 2011. The lakeside resort, located within the lakes region and White Mountains of New Hampshire, has been family owned since the late 1800’s and has since attracted guests throughout New England and through-out the country. Known for it’s abundance of four-season, outdoor recreational activities, Purity Spring Resort has long catered to families, groups and guests looking for traditional country lodging in a setting of forests, lakes, brooks and mountains. The resort property surrounds pristine Purity Lake, which offers unblemished shorelines, sandy... Read more →

Summer of 2011 Events at Waterville Valley Feature Music, Food, Fireworks and Curious George

Set eleven miles off Interstate-93 in the middle of the White Mountain National Forest, the self-contained mountain resort also serves up a full roster of summer recreation Waterville Valley, NH – New Hampshire's Waterville Valley Resort has scheduled another full summer of special event weekends for 2011. Set eleven miles off Interstate-93 in the middle of the White Mountain National Forest, the self-contained mountain resort also serves up a full roster of summer recreation like golf, tennis, mountain biking, hiking, boating, skateboarding and kids day camp. Get the full scoop about summer in Waterville Valley and Summer Unlimited lodging packages... Read more →

Memorial Day 2011: Waterville Valley Resort 22nd Annual Chowder & Microbrew Fest plus a Youth Fishing Derby

“Casting for Kirby” Waterville Valley Resort Youth Fishing Derby Waterville Valley Resort , NH - Waterville Valley Resort's Memorial Day kick-off to the summer season will offer lots of events and activities for the whole family. The 22nd Annual Chowder & Microbrew Fest, Sunday, May 29, 2011. The Brews will be available from 12pm – 5pm, and tickets will go on sale for the Chowderfest at 12pm and close at 2pm, or whenever chowder runs out! Get there early to see and taste as restaurants serve up their chowders in the Town Square with the best winning the “Golden Clam... Read more →

Currier to Participate in Second Annual Blue Star Museums Program

FREE Museum Admission for Active Military Families Beginning Memorial Day The Currier Museum of Art will again join the National Endowment for the Arts’ Blue Star Museums program, which provides free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Visitors will be asked to show their military ID for free admission to the museum, which is located at 150 Ash Street, Manchester. For more information, visit or call 603.669.6144, x108. Read more →