Tuesday, May 27, 2008

1st Annual "The Thing in the Spring"

Peterborough is hosting the 1st Annual "The Thing in the Spring" event from May 30th - June 1st. This is going to be an exciting event as there will be music concerts (jazz, folk, rap, rock, etc.), a starving artists affordable arts fair, and movies spread throughout venues all over town including the rooftop of the Toadstool Bookshop, our local Peterborough Community Theater, and Mariposa World Cultural Museum.

Check out the myspace page for more details.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The other “foliage season” in NH

Our Sunday newspaper had a short story by Dave Anderson (Forest Journal, page B1) about the other "foliage season" in New Hampshire and on our recent drive to Keene, we realized that it really is true! The trees are in bud and the hillsides are again filled with reds, oranges, and bright greens. Pretty blossoms in pinks and whites fill in gaps in the trees and wildflowers grace the forest floors. Soon, summer will be here and the rich green leaves will be out in full, but until then we'll enjoy the delicate colors of spring.

P.S. In case the Children and the Arts Festival this Saturday isn't enough to do, Boston University's Sargent Center for Outdoor Education is holding a Family Fun Day this Sunday, May 18, from 1 - 4 PM. In addition to hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, they are offering a climbing tower and GPS scavenger hunt. Sounds like fun!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

National Tourism Week - Discover Great American Traditions


It may not be common knowledge, but we recently found out from our innkeeping association (Professional Association of Innkeepers or PAII) that next week, May 10-18, is National Tourism Week. Sponsored by the Travel Industry Association (TIA) since 1986, National Tourism Week was established in 1983 when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution designating the week to be celebrated in May 1984. This year's 25th anniversary celebration has the theme, Discover Great American Traditions, which is meant to recognize the cultural and social benefits created by travel and tourism.

In their press release, TIA writes: "From baseball games and Broadway shows to 'The Great American Road Trip', our collective memories are filled with places and activities traditionally associated with travel," says Roger J. Dow, President and CEO of TIA. "For our 25th celebration of National Tourism Week, TIA is presenting cities and states with a theme and resources to help them interpret and celebrate the defining assets of their destinations."

We think Peterborough and the Monadnock Region has a lot to offer travelers. From hiking and kayaking, to museums and historical societies, there is always a lot to do. Excellent restaurants, friendly people, and beautiful landscapes abound!

Happy travels!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Children and the Arts Festival

On March 17th, Peterborough will be hosting the 15th annual Children and the Arts Festival. The festival is a day long event the local community spends the entire year preparing for.

The streets are closed off to vehicular traffic and become the focal point for a parades, song, dancing, and art. People will travel from all over for this awesome and fun event, if you are between the ages of 1 and 101 you are sure to have a good time (OK, we exaggerate a little but it is not hard to have fun at this festival)!