We are enjoying the crisp fall air here at Purity Spring and we are starting to get excited for all that is to come this holiday season! Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Tis’ the season of giving!
Already starting to plan out your holiday gift list? Stay at Purity Spring this fall and get a head start on your shopping. Our Countdown to Christmas Shopping Package is a great way to save and visit the outlet shopping at North Conway, located just minutes from Purity Spring. From now through December 11, book this great package for only $112, and from December 12 – 17 the rate is just $105! Take advantage of your chance to enjoy all that Purity Spring has to offer and get a head start on Christmas!
If you are planning on making your own gifts this year we have a weekend for that too! Our Sewing Sampler Weekend will be November 13-15, 2015. This sewing weekend will include a variety of workshops with a mix of quick projects and opportunities to learn new skills. In addition to a mystery quilt project, the workshops will teach how to make sleep masks, crazy quilted pillow covers, fabric baskets, and more!
Don’t miss our Purity Spring Thanksgiving Day 5k! On the morning of November 26th, runners will gather at the starting line and set off on the 5k course that races along rolling terrain over the scenic Nordic trails of King Pine and Purity Spring Resort. If running is not your game, we have a fitness walk as well as a kids fun run that will take place on the trails near the running race. Both are open to all ages and abilities so there’s no reason not to join the fun! All race proceeds benefit the Kennett High School XC & Track and Field Programs. Visit https://www.runreg.com/purity-spring-thanksgiving-day-5k to register.
Temperatures here at Purity Spring are continuing to drop – and you know what that means, snow is almost here! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for King Pine’s Opening Day, December 11th! On the first day of the season our trails will be open from noon – 7PM with $20 lift tickets. Join us in the spirit of giving and donate a non-perishable food item. Each skier can donate up to 5 items and receive $1 per item (up to $5 maximum) off your ski ticket! What a great way to start the ski season!
We are looking forward to spending the holiday season with you and your family! With so much to do here, the whole family won’t want to leave!
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The GOACC would like to thank all of our 2015 Golf Sponsors and Players, and Beaver Hollow Campground, for their recent contributions to our Scholarship Fund. In conjunction with the money raised through our annual golf tournament, Beaver Hollow Campground’s extraordinary gift will help us expand the amount of resources available to our local students. We greatly appreciate this generous addition to our Scholarship Fund as well as the continuing financial support of all of our Scholarship Fund contributors.
Thank you all for your ongoing commitment to furthering the higher education of our local youth.
Joseph Ferreira, President
Haunting Ghost Stories kick off 28th season of
Corner House Storytelling Dinners on Oct. 29!
From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!-traditional Scottish prayer
The Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich kicks off its 28th consecutive season of Storytelling Dinners with a GHOST STORY GALA on Thursday, Oct. 29th. Six different storytellers will be on hand to tell their favorite spine-tingling stories!
Appearing will be: White Mtn. storytellers Ed Fayle, Joan Veilleux, Marion Posner and Kate Vachon, central NH storyteller Lauretta Phillips, and seacoast area storytellers Mark Chamberlain and Shelley Hersey.
Ed Fayle (whose interest in the spirit world has created a special connection with “Clarence” – the Corner House resident ghost) has been recognized as a favorite storyteller in Mount Washington Valley for over a decade.
Joan Veilleux, a naturalist and sometime mountain guide from Brownfield ME, will be sharing tales about the New England wilderness and the sometimes scary creatures found within.
Marion Posner’s characters are often drawn from English, Irish, and Scottish lore, which reflect her own upbringing in the British Isles. A frequent participant at the Corner House’s storytelling dinners and the inn’s annual Robert Burns Night in January, Marion both narrates and plays the various characters that appear in her stories – often using local dialects. Marion will be joined in her tellings by Kate Vachon, whose sound effect talents embrace a most tuneful playing of the Turkey Baster…….
Lauretta Philips is the creator & host of “The Talking Stick”, a storytelling radio program at Colby-Sawyer College. A professional storyteller for the past two decades, her repertoire includes folk tales, legends, and some of her own very tall tales.
A native of the state of New Hampshire, Mark Chamberlain currently resides with his wife and thousands of honeybees who both, at times, become characters in his personal adventure stories. Besides his original stories, he loves to tell his own versions of traditional folktales and has been honing ghost stories this Fall in preparation of the Halloween season.
Shelley Hersey has been telling tales for over thirty years and is a member of LANES – the League for the Advancement of New England Storytellers. She is one of the core founders of The Seacoast Storytellers Guild. Scary stories are among her favorites to tell.
Each Corner House storytelling season begins the Thursday before Halloween, and continues on Thursday evenings through the end of May. Storytelling Dinners begin at 6:30 pm. The cost is $21.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes salad, entrée, glass of wine, dessert, and coffee. For reservations and more information regarding the program contact Don Brown at the Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich, NH. The phone number is 284-6219 and the email address is email@example.com.
The holiday season is growing near and local food pantry shelves are in need. Help feed your community to ensure that every family gets to enjoy the season of giving. All Bank of New Hampshire offices will be accepting non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations from October 16th through November 13th and all donations will benefit local food pantries throughout the state.
“Being an outstanding corporate citizen is very important to Bank of New Hampshire,” stated Vickie Routhier, SVP – Chief Retail Banking & Marketing Officer for Bank of New Hampshire. “Repeating our annual food drive will help support food pantries across New Hampshire. Between our employee’s contributions and the community’s support, we hope to make a difference.”
Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.
Arts Council of Tamworth presents The Appleseed Collective, all the way from Ann Arbor, Michigan, live in concert at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth on Friday, October 23, at 7:30 PM. Americana UK calls their music “dashed with Dixie ragtime, bluegrass, gypsy folks, and swing blues”-Americana rooted in traditions form all over the world and every decade. Choose Your Own Ticket Price: Adults, $5-$30, Kids to 18, $0-$5. Proceeds support workshops and diverse performances in school & community. Make an evening of it with hot tunes and local food and drink: Enjoy a local foods supper at The Other Store in Tamworth before the show (call 323-8872 for reservations) and sample the fine locally-produced spirits at Tamworth Distilling from 5-7:30-they’ll donate 10% of sales during that time to Arts Council of Tamworth. Info/tickets, artstamworth.org.
Juno Lamb, Directo
Arts Council of Tamworth