JACKSON NH – The White Mountains of New Hampshire are world renowned for the array of skiing opportunities offered to every skier, from beginner to gold medal Olympian. Today over a dozen resorts entice tourists and locals each year with their well-manicured trails, high-speed lifts and slope-side lodging. But scattered throughout this region, the ghosts of former ski areas can still be found. In the White Mountains alone, sixty ski areas have closed since the 1930s. Author Jeremy Davis has compiled rare photographs, maps and personal memories to ensure that these beloved ski outposts, cherished by generations of skiers, are given recognition for transforming the White Mountains into a premier ski destination. Join us as we celebrate these former ski areas at this presentation. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their skiing momentos, photos, and stories to share.
Presented by: The Whitney Community Center
Location: Whitney Community Center
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
FRYEBURG ME – Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts. White Mountain Cider Company will be serving lunch in the lobby from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, March 9th at 3:00 pm.
Estimated Run Time – 2:33 (1 intermission)
$26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students
Come learn about one of NH’s most fascinating, and elusive creatures..the bobcat. New Hampshire’s bobcat population has rebounded since the wildcat was protected from hunting in 1989. UNH researchers estimate there are as many as 1,400 bobcats in the state.
A recent multi -year cooperative research study between UNH and NH Fish and Game was conducted to examine the distribution and abundance of bobcats in the state, identify what habitat features they rely upon, and to develop an understanding of how bobcats respond to expanding human populations.
This program will include information about the natural history of bobcats, habitat needs and the implications of research findings for future management.
This program is free and open to the public.
Presented by: The Whitney Community Center
Location: The Whitney Center
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
NORTH CONWAY NH – It’s that time of year again, when we look forward to a new thriller by award-winning author, and Valley resident, Lisa Gardner.
Monday, January 30 at 7pm
Horsefeathers Restaurant in North Conway Village
RIGHT BEHIND YOU is the new book and it comes out on Tuesday, January 31. The first place to see Lisa and get your signed copy is the night before at the White Birch Books International Book Launch Party, hosted by Horsefeathers Restaurant, right in the center of North Conway Village.
The book launch party is a truly collaborative event. Horsefeathers, a North Conway village landmark, will be offering their regular menu for those who want to make a night of it. The bookstore will be there with all of Gardner’s books.
“We have always enjoyed teaming up with Horsefeathers for this event,” said Laura Cummings, owner of White Birch Books. “They are great hosts and this has become quite the regular annual outing!”
RIGHT BEHIND YOU. Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash’s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters.
Lisa Gardner is the Valley’s own New York Times bestselling author and has written 17 previous thrillers. She lives with her family in Jackson where she is always at work on the next book, or involved with various community projects.
JACKSON NH – The Village of Jackson, New Hampshire and member businesses are preparing for one of it’s favorite winter events… The 16th New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition.
This incredible winter event begins on Friday January 27th at noon when teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on Jackson Village. Sculpting continues through out the weekend and finishes at noon on Sunday the 29th. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but to see finished pieces it is recommend you come back on Sunday the 29th. See first hand how our sculptors take 8’ high by 4 foot round cylinder of compacted snow and create incredible art frozen in time. Sculpting pieces usually remain available for viewing for at least a week after the event giving visitors ample time to get coveted photos, however as weather is a factor we can not guarantee how long they will be standing. At night, during the event, the Sculptures are lit up giving them an entirely different perspective. We anticipate at least 15 teams for 2017 and a spectacular show!
JACKSON NH – A night with Acoustic Nuisance is a unique trip through the musical minds of it’s main protagonists: multi-instrumentalist Scots born Davey Armstrong……. fellow Scot and guitar/guitar-synth Folk-Rocker Simon Crawford…. and acoustic guitar and bouzouki playing London-Irishman Kevin Dolan..all ably accented by Becky Armstrong’s fine vocals, for an entertaining blend of acoustic/electric virtuosity and vocal harmony…
Humour is ever present, as is audience participation, and alongside a varied menu of Celtic and Americana, plus their own original tunes and songs, you are likely to be confronted by guitar, tin-whistles, Irish and Scottish Pipes, bouzouki, banjo, harmonica, bass-pedals and synths – and that’s just from Davey(!) …often while singing and playing 2 or 3 at the same time…
Hailing from the British Isles but living right here in the Mount Washington Valley, the band is looking forward to another fun night in the Cold River Radio Show Mini-Series and hoping old friends (and new!) will join them at this pre-Christmas event. Come on out!
EATON NH – Dana Cunningham and Carol Noonan with Special Guest cellist Max Dyer at the Little White Church in Eaton, NH. As we have watched these beloved concerts sell out for the past several years, Carol and I are adding another Christmas concert performance this year. Tickets for this concert can only be purchased through the Stone Mountain Arts Center or by calling 207.935.7292.
FRIDAY December 9th 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
SATURDAY December 10th 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
JACKSON NH – Cormac was nominated for both Outstanding Folk/Acoustic Act, and Outstanding Folk/ Acoustic Album by the Boston Music Awards. Cormac’s album, Troubled Sleep helped to kick off the Green Linnet Records’ prestigious singer-songwriter Redbird Series devoted to the most creative of this generations acoustic musicians and songwriters. Troubled Sleep won high praise and some overseas attention in the UK. Cormac was honored to be one of the artists asked to perform in Boston’s WUMB Folk Radio 10th Anniversary Celebration.
He has been invited 3 times to the stage of the Newport Folk Festival, and twice to appear on NPR’s “Mountain Stage” Live radio show. A fan favorite and regular at the Hartland Folk Festival, and a frequent special guest to many of the performances by the most popular musician’s of the genre. His talents as an on stage humorist have been well remarked upon over recent years, and gave cause to have him invited to headline for the Night of Humor and Songwriters in Boston’s Somerville Theater.
Cormac is regarded by fellow musicians and fans alike as one of New England’s finest songwriters. He writes and sings of a heartfelt, sometimes funny, sometimes desperate, sometimes glorious world of common people, struggles, hope, relationships, madness, and love. He sings the poetry of real life with a silky baritone voice and just enough grit.
Musical Style: folk, ballads, blues