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Three concierges working at The Hotel Concord, in downtown Concord, New Hampshire, have just earned The Certified Hotel Concierge (CHC) certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). The Hotel Concord is investing in the training and education of its associates to offer exemplary guest service and more associates are currently working to obtain their CHCs. Read more →

Owen hopes to reopen his shop right after school afternoons in May – but he has his eye on two places- the first will be his third pilgrimage to Brimfield’s giant antiques fair in May – where he is inspired and gets unique items. The second is to do more shows and special pop up stands – as he likes to take his goods on the road. Read more →

The Mount Washington Railway Company’s trains (“Cog Railway”) climb Mt. Washington at a very slow speed, but the owner of the Cog, Wayne Presby, moves faster than a speeding locomotive.  Presby recently filed an application with the Coos County Planning Board to restore the Cog’s track and platform to closer to its original formation on the Summit of Mt. Washington.  The old wooden trestle was removed in 2014 when the Cog Railway installed a new switch and siding. Read more →

Nashua, NH --On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (“NHICE”) will screen To Kill a Mockingbird as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics.  The screening will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, New Hampshire.  There will be a break midway through the movie, and a light snack will be provided.  The program was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read more →

The New Hampshire Arts Advocate of the Year Award recognizes a leader in the arts and community who demonstrates forward thinking and enthusiasm for the arts. The award recognizes an individual whose advocacy efforts have significantly increased support for and/or public recognition of the arts in their community and/or New Hampshire. Read more →

To honor outstanding work in its field, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is seeking nominations for its annual Preservation Achievement Awards.  The awards recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives.  The deadline for submissions is April 3, 2019. Nomination materials are at, or can be secured by emailing Read more →

The reports indicate that annual growth of 3% in visitation and 4% in visitor spending would more than double tourism’s economic impact by 2030 across the five state-designated tourism regions encompassing the Maine Woods. The reports recommend a strategy built on “high touch – high service” experiences and high potential emerging markets as the best approach to achieve this goal. Read more →