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July 2013

#Cog photo workshop The Mount Washington Cog Railway, famous for climbing the highest peak in the Northeast, is hosting a photo workshop tour on Monday August 26,2013.This full day excursion open to all skill levels includes a round trip ticket to the summit, instruction session with a professional photographer and free admission to the Mount Washington Observatory Museum. Opportunities abound to shoot everything from dramatic landscapes to historic locales to nature and wildlife. The August session will be the third installment in a season-long series of workshops, the last workshop scheduled for September 9. The instructor, George Mitchell, tailors the... Read more →

The M/S Mount Washington offers cruisers a step into tropical paradise on the Parrot Head Cruise where Jimmy Buffett tunes will breeze through the air. On Friday, July 26, and Friday, August 30, cruisers can dine and dance to classic Buffett songs. Passengers are welcome to dress for the occasion in tropical inspired attire. Cruisers will be transported to cool lands through Buffett’s lyrics—whether to “Margaritaville,” “Cinco de Mayo in Memphis,” or to a “Party at the End of the World.” This Parrot Head Party will be a delight for an evening with family and friends. The three-hour cruise departs... Read more →

#Curious George Festival The Margret and H.A. Rey Center’s 7th Annual Curious George Cottage Family Festival returns in August to speak to the curiosity in us all. The festival is a 2-day event this August 10-11, 2013, featuring a weekend full of family-friendly activities with Curious George and the Man With the Yellow Hat. The Festival is a celebration of curiosity, providing families the opportunity to play and learn together as they explore art, science and nature just like Curious George loves to do. The weekend includes a banana pancake breakfast with Curious George, a family nature walk, live music,... Read more →

#Francestown Open Barns A Day of Barn Exploration with the Experts What: Lecture and Tour of 6 historic barns in Francestown, NH When: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 10am to 4pm Where: Convene at the Old Meeting House, 1 New Boston Road, Francestown, NH Cost: $30 for members of sponsoring organizations; $40 for non-members; For more information or to register call 603-224-2281 or email admin@ Sponsored by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance in association with the Francestown Improvement & Historical Society Don’t miss this day of historic barns, stonewalls, pastoral landscapes and local history in the Monadnock Region of southern... Read more →

New Challenge offers unique challenge: Climb five mountains in a single weekend Waterville Valley, NH – Seven near 4,000-foot peaks surround Waterville Valley, NH. And contestants in a new fun hiking weekend are being asked to climb five of them in a single weekend. That is the gist of the new Waterville Valley 5 Summit Challenge, a 20,000 total that is almost the height of the highest point in the U.S., Alaska’s Mount Denali. The event, nicknamed “The Denali Challenge” will be held August 16 to 18 in the resort in the middle of the White Mountain National Forest. “With... Read more →

#Lesser Known Fish Never had dogfish before? Try it at the Van Horn Dining Room at the Manor on Golden Pond during the week of July 26 through Aug. 4 when Chef Peter Sheedy will add it to the menu as part of the Out of the Blue program. Dogfish Head craft brewed ales will also be featured. The Manor on Golden Pond features a AAA Four Diamond dining in its Van Horn Dining Room, an intimate setting with elegant décor and more casual dining in the M Bistro, open seasonally until October. Sheedy uses the freshest local ingredients to... Read more →

Waterville Valley’s 3rd annual Art, Wine and Cheese fundraising event on Saturday, July 27, 2013. This engaging annual event benefits the art and science educational programs of the Margret and H.A. Rey Center in Waterville Valley. Read more →