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Page 22 — THE CONWAY DAILY SUN, Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jackson Town Column

Suzannah Stokes

Iconic swimming pool and cabana bar re-opens

On July 1, Christmas Farm Inn and Spa in Jackson re-opened their outdoor swimming pool and Cabana, a licensed poolside bar, to the public for the summer season. The pool is thought to be the largest outdoor pool in the valley and is an iconic relic of the large pools once popular at summer resorts in the region. For over 40 years, the pool and Cabana bar was a favorite summer hangout for Mount Washington Valley locals, summer visitors and inn guests alike. Many Jackson and valley residents held membership to the pool, and regularly frequented the pool and bar to socialize, eat, drink and refresh. Gary and Sandra Plourde had many requests from valley residents asking them to reopen the pool for local membership. Guests and residents have shared stories about the fun they used to have at the Christmas Farm Inn pool and playing games at the Cabana. The recent announcement that Cranmore closed their pool is a reminder of how few options are left available to the public in the area. Plourde says, “It costs thousands of dollars to open such a large pool for the season, plus daily maintenance costs. Offering membership is the only way to make it a viable proposition and we are pleased there is so much local interest.” Preferred monthly membership for unlimited use of the pool is offered at $50 per person, $90 per couple or $120 for an immediate family pass. Monthly members will also enjoy discounts at the Cabana, the inn pub, restaurant and spa, as well as use of the indoor pool and hot tub on rainy days. Day passes will also be available at $10 per person-per visit, but will be restricted to use of the outdoor pool only. For more details on pool membership or spa bookings, please contact the Christmas Farm Inn and Spa at 383-4313, stop by at the inn on Route

16b in Jackson, or go online at Christmasfarminn. com.

Call Melanie Levitt at 383-4868 at Jackson Art to register or for more information.

White Mountain Puzzle Store opens White Mountain Puzzles, Inc., the home of which is located right here in good ole Jackson Village, opened its very own "Puzzle Store" on Saturday, July 2. White Mountain Puzzles has had its offices in the second level of the Jackson Falls Marketplace, right next door to the Whitney Center, for 15 years now. The company, owned and operated by M. Cronan Minton and Ted Wroblewski, is thrilled to announce the opening of the Puzzle Store in the location previously occupied by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. The store will initially feature the entire White Mountain Puzzles line, which includes hundreds of 300, 550 and 1,000 piece interlocking jigsaw puzzles. Eventually it is planned to offer other puzzle-related items such as tavern puzzles, puzzles books, mind-challenges and even cross word puzzles.

Family movie night at the Whitney Center The Friends of the Whitney Community Center is sponsoring a family movie night at the community center on Monday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. Join us for "The Pink Panther" (1963) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven. This event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Plein air painting class and free lecture at Jackson Art In this weekend oil painting workshop on July 9-10, artist Peter Granucci will demonstrate and teach how to paint outdoors through understandable and doable methods. There will be studio practice time and then outdoor painting time at different locations around Mount Washington Valley. This course will help you to paint scenes outdoors as you see them and learn to capture color, light and air. All levels. The class includes a Friday night lecture July 8 at Jackson Art which is open to the public 7 to 8:30 p.m. Donations only.

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Free Guided Tours at Wildcat Mountain Wildcat Mountain and the Tin Mountain Conservation Center will once again offer “Wednesdays at Wildcat” naturalist led programs and new this summer “Tin Mountain Tuesdays” to a schedule of summer events. Also new this summer, Wildcat Mountain has partnered with the nearby Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Pinkham Notch Visitor Center to offer a monthly series of naturalist led summit tours and optional guided hikes from the summit to the base of Wildcat Mountain. Tin Mountain Conservation Center programs at Wildcat Mountain are scheduled every Tuesday and Wednesday beginning July 5 through Aug. 31 and rotate weekly. Also once a month this summer and fall, a similar high alpine summit tour will be led by naturalists from the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center followed by a guided hike down from the 4,062 foot summit of Wildcat Mountain. Scheduled dates for the “AMC Guided Summit Tour and Hike” are Saturdays, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 10 and Oct 8. For more information and a schedule of program topics, visit to view the events calendar.


The Carroll County Commissioners are requesting bids to upgrade the existing heating /cooling building control systems for the Carroll County Administration building 95 Water Village Rd., Ossipee NH 03864. Bids must be brought to the Carroll County Business Office by 5pm on August 5th. For more information on the project contact the Carroll County Business Office. Phone 603-539-7751


The Carroll County Delegation will meet in Executive Committee on Monday, July 18, 2011, 9:00 a.m. There is to be a continued discussion of the use of the old nursing home, UNH CO-OP, to accomplish the review of the first quarter expenditures for 2011 and to receive a report and discuss the 501c3 established for the nursing home. The meeting will take place in the Carroll County Administration Building, Delegation Room, at 95 Water Village Road, Route 171, Ossipee, New Hampshire. The Delegation also will consider and act upon any other business that may properly be brought before the meeting or any adjournment thereof. All citizens are invited to attend and ask questions. If you need any specific accommodations, please contact us at the Carroll County Business Office, 539-7751. (ADA) The meeting of the Executive Committee will be followed by a meeting of the County Convention to vote on any recommendation or other business. Karen Umberger, Clerk Carroll County Delegation

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