Author Archives: Jan Stearns

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

Hidden Creatures

August 20, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Here’s something fun to do in Waterville Valley with your kids or grandchildren (heck, it is fun for adults, too!). It doesn’t require a lot of physical exertion (insert an LOL here if you know me!), but it gets you … Continue reading

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Stinging Insects Back on the Trails

August 19, 2017

By Jan Stearns

We’ve heard from some Waterville Valley hikers that stinging insects are very active at the base of Fletchers Cascades and at the top of the Snows Mountain Trail.   I don’t know whether they are wasps, hornets or yellow jackets. … Continue reading

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Beach Games Extravaganza

August 18, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Join us in Waterville Valley this Saturday, Aug. 19 from 12-4 p.m. for a Beach Games Extravaganza complete with live music and craft beer sampling! Be prepared to get wet if you aren’t sure-footed on the resort’s brand new aqua … Continue reading

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Phase II Update

August 17, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Here’s the latest report from Waterville Valley Resort on Phase II projects.   8/15/17 Green Peak Trail Work this Week was a Blast! The week’s video really speaks for itself. Sometimes working in the summer is just plain awesome – especially … Continue reading

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Resort Insider: Aug. 18-27

By Jan Stearns

Here’s the latest and greatest Resort Insider activities calendar for Aug. 18-27.  Download or save a copy to your phone so you won’t miss out on any Waterville Valley activities and events.   >> The Resort Insider: August 18 Of … Continue reading

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Theater Under the Stars Schedule

By Jan Stearns

For its 12th season, the award-winning New York Times and Boston Globe featured, community-centric Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) in Waterville Valley is doing something different.   The theater’s acting troupes are comprised of and run by young people!   … Continue reading

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Mountain Bike Enthusiasts Meet with Forest Service

August 16, 2017

By Jan Stearns

The Pemi-Valley chapter of NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association) recently sent the following letter to its membership.  If you’re a mountain bike enthusiast, whether you’re a member of NEMBA or not, this may be of interest to you. In … Continue reading

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Watch Solar Eclipse from Waterville Valley

August 15, 2017

By Jan Stearns

On Monday, Aug. 21, New Englanders will have the rare opportunity to experience a solar eclipse.  Head to the mountains in Waterville Valley to get closer to the eclipse. On Saturday, Aug. 19, join educator and NASA Solar System Ambassador, … Continue reading

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Minute to Win It

By Jan Stearns

The Waterville Valley Recreation Department is hosting another evening of Minute to Win It on Saturday, Aug. 19.  There will be over 10 mini team challenges. If you, your family and friends are looking for a fun challenge, then head … Continue reading

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Thoughts While Waiting for an Oil Change

August 13, 2017

By Jan Stearns

This post should really be subtitled, ‘Sometimes you need to poke around the little shops, stores and gas stations to find some local gems.’ I schedule my oil changes for first thing in the morning at Campton Mobil.  George or … Continue reading

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