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The Attitash Grand Summit Hotel is located slopeside at the Attitash ski area; it is also close to Bear Notch Ski Touring and limitless snowshoeing. Hiking and exploring Crawford Notch just to the north is readily available for the remaining three seasons. Hikes to Arethusa falls, Nancy Brook or to Sawyer Pond are all great for short family trips or moderate to difficult days out on extended itineraries. This is an excellent facility for corporate groups, wedding parties or other convention groups.
Café Noche is our first restaurant to work with Contribute To Place™. Serving creations inspired by owner Tom Kugel’s many adventures to Mexico, you can find a wide selection of great tequilas and hot sauces. The festive atmosphere is an ideal stop for the winter skier, on their way to local lodging or vacation homes. Summer customers come from all walks of life but its central location is great for climbers, hikers and mountain bikers just getting off the trail.
Ragged Mountain Equipment has been manufacturing clothing since 1978. They support many local programs like the Polar Express with product. Ragged will have small donations on their branded clothing, which customers can opt out of if they wish. If you need a XC or back country ski wax or mount this is the place to head. Some local climbing guide services can also be reached through Ragged.
The Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring Center located at Ragged Mountain Equipment participates in Contribute to Place. In the past, ski/snowshoe trails have been cut on the Osgood property, which is one of the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust’s easements. The touring associations trails encompass many private landowner’s properties. The views are fabulous from the Saco River flood plain and the trails are in close proximity to several Contribute To Place™ businesses and North Conway.
A new adventure in lodging. Open Year Round, the eco-friendly and pet-friendly yurts cater to families, couples, and small groups who are looking for accessible outdoor fun. FMY invites you to an enjoyable excursion into the back woods of western Maine on our private 60 acres surrounded by wooded land. All four yurts are nestled in their own private setting. FMY is located south of the village of Fryeburg and just minutes away from all the Mount Washington Valley amenities. Once you settle in, you won’t need to get into your car again as they have their own private network of hiking and XC ski and snowshoe trails that leave right from the yurts.
The Eastern Slope Inn Resort is an elegant, four-season resort located on the National Register of Historic Places in the center of New Hampshire’s North Conway Village. Situated on 40 acres, within walking distance of quaint shops, restaurants, cafes, and popular attractions, the Resort features 250 rooms bridging the charm of yesteryear with modern day comforts and conveniences. The Eastern Slope Inn Resort is dedicated to preserving the lasting beauty the Mount Washington Valley has to offer so that their guests and locals alike may continue to make memories far into the future.
GrandyOats makes 100% organic granola, trail mix, roasted nuts and oatmeal, by hand in small batches in Western, Maine. Stated simply, founders Nat and Aaron believe in supporting people, profits, and the planet—they consider these to be the only true measures of prosperity. They are Real Granolas.
Nurtured with mountains of oats, nuts and honey, GrandyOats has the firm belief that business is more about having fun than it is about making money. For us, business has also become an intentional way of life that we believe can and should nourish people, the planet, and our communities.
The Jackson Historical Society was formed in April of 1977 by a group of townspeople whose interest was to preserve the history of Jackson. The Society records information about the past and present of Jackson for its future. Its bylaws state: “The object of this Society shall be to engender interest in the history of the Jackson area by the collection, display and care of articles of historic and educational interest, to accept such materials by gift, loan, purchase or all other appropriate means and to act as a body for dissemination of information thereof.”
The Valley Originals is a group of locally owned and operated restaurants that have joined together to share their thoughts and ideas on what the true experience of local eatery should be like. By their very nature the independent restaurant is unique in its ambiance, recipes and service – it is not a copy of any other restaurant in the locale. Food is prepared fresh daily, often from local product. Frozen food prepared in some far flung commissary is not the fare of the independent restaurant. The owner is on the premises to respond to your dining needs and wishes. We support local organizations, charities and activities and are all involved in the community effort. Our goal is to give you a very special and unique experience and the finest food found anywhere.
Computer Port of North Conway is a computer center determined to bring their customers the very best of the technological world. Founded in 1997, Computer Port has survived and thrived in the Mount Washington Valley and continues to provide the very best in service. Their in kind donations of technical support keeps our office running smoothly.
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates over 180 stores and employs more than 27,000 associates in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Our stores offer good prices and value; top-quality fresh foods supported by daily deliveries; and friendly, efficient service. They are known as a responsible corporate citizen. In 2009, the Cony Street store in Augusta, Maine, became the first supermarket in the world built to the highest standards of the U.S. Green Building Council: Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). In addition, for the past three years, they’ve been the only food retailer recognized by the National Business Group on Health as a platinum employer for encouragement of healthy lifestyles.
This elegant, Victorian-style bed-and-breakfast is a true gem in the Mount Washington Valley. The romantic rooms and suites, which range from traditional to casual, have cable TV; some have gas fireplaces, spa tubs and/or river or mountain views. The full country breakfast is made from locally grown produce, and gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies are also served. The East Branch of the Saco River, stretching the entire length of the property, provides relaxing sound and fabulous views.
Wyonegonic, located on Moose Pond in Denmark, Maine is the oldest girls’ camp in the nation. Wyonegonic is a traditional residential camp offering three and half and seven week programs in the summer for approximately 200 age eight through eighteen year old campers. Campers challenge themselves with new activities in a non-competitive and safe atmosphere. Wyonegonic is a place to learn values and life skills that will help a camper thrive in today’s world. Wyonegonic owns 750 acres of pine forest and thousands of feet of waterfront, ensuring privacy and program space.
The Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise – www.buttonwoodinn.com — a Swift River Level business partner
The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise bed and breakfast for country inn lodging is located minutes from North Conway Village, historic Jackson, Mount Washington, and area White Mountain attractions. The Inn offers 10 individually decorated guestrooms. Lodging includes a homemade gourmet breakfast with items prepared to suit dietary restrictions including gluten-free. We are nationally recognized for our quality of innkeeping and provide the best in service, hospitality, and attention to detail. If you enjoy nature and the peaceful atmosphere of the mountains and forest, The Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise offers that and more. Our hiking trails on Bartlett Mountain and Merriman State Forest are accessed out our back door where you can follow the myriad of intersecting trails for hours.
Cooper Cargill Chant is the largest law firm north of the lakes region in New Hampshire. With its main office in North Conway, New Hampshire, Cooper Cargill Chant lawyers have over 150 years of experience. They assist clients with immediate pressing problems (divorce, personal injury, land use and tax litigation, estate matters) and in commercial transactions (sales of businesses, business formation, preparing wills and trusts, real estate sales and development). Cooper Cargill Chant attorneys pride themselves on our ability to work with clients to identify their goals, and to cost effectively work to attain those goals.
Gamwell, Caputo, Kelsch & Co has been providing professional and quality services to since 1970. Services include taxes, accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll. As the rules of accounting and technology have changed in the last 44 years they have followed suite. From pencil and paper to tablets and smartphones they know how to adapt to the ever changing landscape.
Good Vibes Coffee Roasters – www.goodvibescoffeeroasters.com – an inkind business partner
Good Vibes Coffee Roasters is a locally owned and operated coffee roasting business. They work directly with green coffee importers to find cream of the crop coffees from around the world. Trained in the art and science of coffee roasting by world-renowned coffee expert, Mane Alves, at Coffee Lab International in Vermont, they roast their coffees in a state of the art Deidrich coffee roaster in Conway, NH. The result is simple: Great Tasting Coffee.
For 11 years Northeast Snowmobile Rentals has been providing the best snowmobiling adventures in the North East. They offer three great trail-side locations: Fryeburg, Maine, Gorham, NH, and Bethel Me, which all enable you to park and ride hassle free. From each of our locations you can access the largest trail systems and the best terrain in the area. New in Gorham: ATV/UTV rentals right from the shop. Great summer time adventures in the Jericho ATV park, and “Ride the Wilds” trails system.
R&R Woodworkers is very proud of its products for their exceptional comfort, durability, and classic design. They use quality materials and construction and stand behind their products. They want their customers to be happy! Come experience some Rest & Relaxation in their chairs, which are contoured for comfort!
Tamarack Construction has been involved in every aspect of residential building from renovating 19th century farmhouses to adding in-law apartments, from building cabin get-a-ways to executive estates. They have contracted large and smaller scale projects in both timber frame and stick frame designs. Michael and Stephen manage each job personally as general contractors and skilled craftsmen. They are on the job working along with their crew of carpenters and sub-contractors to insure the highest quality home. Tamarack takes special pride in consistently producing fine, quality craftsmanship and in having enduring relationships with their clients.
The Echo Group was founded in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in 1982 by the former Deputy Director of a local behavioral health center. Since that time, Echo’s focus has been clear… serving the information management needs of behavioral health and human service organizations. Today they are proud to have staff nationwide with offices in New Hampshire and California and customers in 40 states. Echo has implemented systems and improved the operations of agencies and organizations across the continuum of care and of every size, from small counseling centers to comprehensive statewide systems.
Come to The Other Store in the heart of Tamworth Village. Share a cup of coffee or a meal with friends and neighbors, catch up on the news of the day, get advice on a painting project, buy a gift for someone, find the supplies you need for your latest DYI project, taste the delicious products of local farms and kitchens, grab an ice cream cone and head out on the back porch to watch local musicians play and sing, sit by the river, watch the local kids grow older. The Other Store is one of the hearts of our community.
From the moment the aroma of the complimentary full breakfast draws you out of your bed until you drift off to sleep each evening, you’ll find The White Mountain Hotel & Resort to be the quintessential New England getaway. Called the “Best Lodging in the Valley” by Ski Magazine, the Resort offers 80 Standard, Deluxe and Superior North Conway accommodations — many featuring breathtaking views of the surrounding cliffs and mountains of New Hampshire.
2017 Art Celebrates Place Calendar Sponsors
Jim Doucette Real Estate – www.jimdoucetterealestate.com
Minuteman Press — www.ncmmp.com
White Birch Books – www.whitebirchbooks.com
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