INTERVALE — North of the well-traversed White Mountains is a tantalizing million-acre realm of 3,000-foot mountains and the headwaters of two major New England rivers. In this area, known as The Great North Woods, there are more than 200 miles of underutilized hiking trails winding through breathtaking terrain.
Kim Nilsen, author of "50 Hikes North of the White Mountains" is no stranger to this area. He and his adventures stories will be featured on the Cold River Radio Show, performed live on Sunday, March 9, at Theater in the Wood in Intervale at 7 p.m. Music, stories, books and a plain old-fashioned good time are the keystones of this quintessentially New England variety radio show, co-sponsored by White Birch Books.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 02:24
ALBANY — March is a month of "awakenings" when snow begins to melt, and organisms begin to move about after months of minimal activity. There is no better way to fend off the late winter blues than to get outside to look for early signs of spring. On Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., join Tin Mountain Conservation Center's director, Dr. Michael Cline, for a snowshoe exploration of in the Evans Notch area. This trip may reveal chipmunks, raccoon tracks, pussy willows, red-winged blackbirds, or the circling silhouettes of turkey vultures, all harbingers of spring.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 02:00
CONWAY — Arts in Motion Theater Company is offering several audition opportunities from local community theater actors.
The 2014 season will open in May at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse in North Conway Village with "Cheaper By The Dozen," directed by Glenn Noble. Audition dates are Sunday, March 9, at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, March 11, at 6 p.m.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 06:55
BARTLETT — The next live Cold River Radio Show is scheduled for Sunday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at Theater in the Wood in Intervale, featuring host Jonathan Sarty and the Cold River Radio Band and guests.
The series is presented by Mountain Top Music.
Headliner for the live show is “The Ghost of Paul Revere, featuring tracks from their newly-released album, “Believe,” reaching No. 10 on the Billboard Northeast Heatseeker chart.
The Portland-based group is described as an Ameircan roots music band which plays an amalgam of bluegrass, folk, gospel and good old-fashioned rock 'n roll.
The show will also feature singer-songwriter Bobby Sheehan, storyteller Michael Caduto, award-winning author Kim Nilsen and Dr. Peter Crane of the Mount Washington Observatory, who will present “Voices from the Mountain” in a Mount Washington Moment.
Sheehan is theater manager of the Leaura Hill Eastman Center for the Arts in Fryeburg. A Fryeburg Academy graduate, he performs original acoustic ballads and folk rock.
Caduto is a popular author, master storyteller, singer/songwriter and ecologist. He has devoted his life to promoting Earth stewardship and cultural understanding and diversity. In 1984 Michael founded P.E.A.C.E., Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange. He travels from his Vermont home throughout North America presenting performances and workshops for children, teachers, naturalists and general audiences. Caduto, who is of Italian ancestry, has worked closely for over a decade with members of many Native American cultures. In 1992 he was awarded the New England Regional Environmental Educator Award. Michael also received the New York State Outdoor Education Association's Art and Literary Award for 1990.
Nilsen is author of “Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes North of the White Mountains.” The book is said to be the quintessential hiking guide to this undiscovered region, which ranges from the northern tip of the White Mountain National Forest up to the pristine lakes just south of the Canadian border.
Dr. Peter Crane is the curator of the Mount Washington Observatory's Gladys Brooks Memorial Library, which features books, maps, prints, photos, and other material relating to the Observatory, Mount Washington, and the White Mountains. Crane has lived in the White Mountains for more than 30 years, and served the U.S. Forest Service and the Appalachian Mountain Club in resource management, public information, and educational roles before coming to work for the Observatory. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard College, and earned his doctoral degree in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. An avid year-round hiker, he is also a volunteer trail maintainer for the Appalachian Mountain Club, a member of Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue (AVSAR), and serves on the board of the New Hampshire Outdoor Council.
A greet-the-artists session sponsored by White Birch Books will be held in the lobby after the show.
Tickets are $25 and are available on-line and at J-Town Deli in Jackson and White Birch Books in North Conway. Theater in the Wood (356-9980) is located at 41 Observatory Way, off Route 16, across from Town Hall Road.
The Cold River Radio Show is a bi-monthly series featuring regional talent. Taped broadcasts of the shows are featured the last Sunday of every month at 9 a.m. on WMWV 93.5-FM.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 05:32
Dan Beaulieu, artistic director of Seven Stages Shakespeare Company of Portsmouth, will be playing the title role in Advice To The Players' production of Richard "III" March 7 to 9 and 14 to 16 at Your Theatre in North Conway, and March 21 to 23 at the Town Hall Theater in Sandwich. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m., all other shows at 7:30 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 05:11
- M&D Productions hosts third annual Oscar party March 2
- Cowboy Junkies at Stone Mountain Arts Center March 7
- The Met Opera Live in HD presents 'Prince Igor' at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center March 1
- White Birch Books and North Conway Public Library present an author luncheon with Helen Peppe at Horsefeathers March 5
- Mountain Top presents 'Cello Celebration' at home concert Feb. 23
- Andy Davis at Corner House Inn's storytelling dinner program Feb. 27