Category Archives: Jackson NH

Lost Ski Areas of the White Mtns – Thursday, March 30

Lost Ski Areas of the White MtnsJACKSON 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
Time: 7:00pm

About Understanding Bobcats in the Granite State – February 16th

bobcat nhCome 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
Time: 7:00pm

Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring David Massengill – March 25th

By birth a Tennessean, David Massengill “emigrated” to the Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid-70’s, walking the same streets and playing the same storied coffee houses as Dylan and Van Ronk.

David MassengillThirty years later, he’s still walking those streets—but now he’s being recognized universally for his pivotal role in keeping the American folk music tradition alive. Called “a master of vivid lyrical imagery”(Boston Globe), David continues to create beautiful and poignant “story songs” that are intimate and relevant and tug at your emotions. Songs like “Rider On An Orphan Train“ a narrative ballad ringing with truth and anguish” (Washington Post), “Number One In America”, a riveting and ironic civil rights anthem” (Boston Globe) and the biting political statement, “The Gambler”, a thing of beauty about all things ugly” (Barry Crimmins).

His songs have been covered and recorded by Joan Baez, The Roches, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Russell, Nanci Griffith and his mentor, Dave Van Ronk, who said David “took the dull out of dulcimer!”  Notes Music Boulevard, “That David made the lap dulcimer his instrument of choice tells us a lot about the soft-spoken native of eastern Tennessee. He accompanies his performance with an instrument indelibly Appalachian, yet conquers even the most urban of musical communities. He does it without losing that remarkable gift for true storytelling.”

Musical Style: American Folk

Website: davidmassengill.com

Snow Sculpting Competition in Jackson, NH – January 17th

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!
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Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Acoustic Nuisance – December 17th

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!

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Cold River Mini Concert Series at Wildcat Tavern Featuring Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy Singer SongwriterJACKSON 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

Website: cormac-mccarthy.com

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTXHOEUO2aU

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Jackson, NH – November 27th

Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyJACKSON NH – The entire Jackson Community invites you to come and see the unvailing of our all new and glimmering Christmas Holiday Tree Lighting. Jackson Village boasts one of the most beautiful evergreen trees you will see and this year the tree was very much a focal point of our Jackson Village Christmas Holiday/Winter Beautification Project. The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce along with a committee of local businesses, residents and the Selectmen set out to enhance all the village winter decorations… and we want to show it off to you. You are personally invited to attend…

The gathering for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday evening November 27th, at 4:00 PM. The first 20 people to arrive will receive a candy cane and their choice of a Christmas Holiday hat. The Jackson Grammar School children and the Da Capo Singers will delight us with Christmas Caroling. Santa will do the honors of lighting the tree at exactly 4:30 PM.

Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony Christmas Farm Inn & Spa has invited everyone back to their “Open House”; celebrate the beginning of the festive season with your friends and neighbors by the roaring fire in the historic Barn. Enjoy hot chocolate and home-made cookies by the Christmas Tree. Santa will be making an appearance.

Location: Jackson Village
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016
Time: 4:00pm

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Cold River Radio Mini Concert November 5th will feature The Tom Dean Trio

coldriver-tomdeanWildfires in the hills and canyons of Los Angeles, radio ghosts, the road, redemption, Elvis, the moon, Robert Johnson, small town New England life and of course love and all its entanglements. These are the themes one can expect from this well traveled, seasoned songwriter and his prolific song writing partner, lyricist George Wardwell.

After ten years of touring and three independently released recordings the legendary Ahmet Ertegun, Chairman of Atlantic Records, signed Devonsquare after hearing Tom’s song “Walking On Ice” from the self released CD of the same name. Devonsquare went on to record another CD “Bye Bye Route 66” for Atlantic (which spawned the critically acclaimed single “If You Could See Me Now”) tour internationally and to share stages with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Peter Frampton and Steven Stills.

This special appearance will feature Teg Glendon (bass guitar) & Rob Coffin (electric and acoustic guitars) and Jonathan Sarty opening the show.

Dinner Reservations are Required for Guaranteed Seating
Tickets may also be available at the door but these shows often sell out.

Musical Style: Americana, folk rock

Website: tomdeansongs.com

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u61JSbb8lB8

Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Alan Estes & Matt Levenworth – October 22nd

Alan EstesJACKSON NH – Allen has been the opening act for: Bonnie Raitt, J Geils, Tim McGraw, America, Jose Feliciano, Reba McEntire, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Chesney, Tricia Yearwood, Livingston Taylor, Robert Palmer, Rodney Dangerfield, The Outlaws, Stella Parton, Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush, Aztec Two-step, Skeeter Davis, Earl Scruggs, Jeanne C. Riley, Grandpa Jones, Dr. Hook, Joan Armatrading

Co-written songs with: Tammy Wynette, Shenia Twain, Pat Alger, Norro Wilson Lori Morgan Kent Blazey Larry Cordle, Robert Ellis Orrall, Billy Montana, Dave Mallett, Jimmy Stewart

Return of the Pumpkin People

Return of the Pumpkin PeopleJACKSON NH – We are celebrating our 32nd year of the “Return of the Pumpkin People”… due to the success of having the Conway’s involved during our 25th Anniversary celebration they will be joining in again this year. This event runs from October 1st through the 31st, 2016. We are extending the dates at the request of so many of our visitors and members. In order to be able to offer this amazing event for such a long period of time we have to make some minor exceptions to the rules of play. Therefore, live pumpkins will only be necessary for the first 14 days. Once the live pumpkins are in need of replacement participants may use artificial replacements. We ask that everyone understands once we have passed October 20 we can not guarantee that all displays will still be standing and or in great condition. Weather is always a factor.
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