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.

Jugtown Country Store Grand Reopening!

October 3, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Barb and Tom Prendergast have brought the Jugtown Country Store name and spirit back to Waterville Valley – and the community is thrilled!  Jugtown is open and welcoming shoppers to browse the great selection of groceries and sundries, coffee, beer, … Continue reading

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Freestyle Lounge/Base Lodge Update

October 2, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Stacie Sullivan, Communications Manager at Waterville Valley Resort, provides us with an update on what’s happening with the new Freestyle Lounge at the Waterville Valley Base Lodge. By Stacie Sullivan, Waterville Valley Resort Fall Foliage Fest is right around the … Continue reading

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Book Sale

October 1, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Columbus Day weekend is always a flurry of activity in Waterville Valley. This year will be no different. Brilliant fall foliage will be complemented by free outdoor concerts, merchant tent sales, ski and snowboard swap, 5K road race, 1.6K family … Continue reading

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It is Firewood Season

September 30, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Shameless plug! This is my annual reminder that if you need firewood for this winter, contact my husband, Harry Stearns.  Harry specializes in small deliveries of one-quarter to one cord of firewood.  He delivers AND stacks the wood so you … Continue reading

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Resort Insider: Sept. 27-Oct. 14

September 27, 2019

By Jan Stearns

This weekend’s weather forecast is outstanding. Waterville Valley’s mountains are beckoning. This weekend is the annual Chili Challenge & Brews, Rally in the Valley all-vehicle show, and an exciting new event – the Waterville Valley Mountain Race. Golf, tennis, bike … Continue reading

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Resort Insider: Sept. 20-Oct. 8

September 20, 2019

By Jan Stearns

The latest issue of the Resort Insider is hot off the cyber press. Click the link below to download a copy and find out the scoop on everything that’s happening in Waterville Valley for the next couple of weeks. >> … Continue reading

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There is a Scientific Reason You’ll ‘Fall’ in Love with Waterville

September 19, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Well, this explains it.  There is a scientific reason why I love fall (and more specifically why I love fall in Waterville Valley). A while back, freelance writer and friend, Alyssa Walker, told me that she was researching temporal landmarks, … Continue reading

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Osceola Library Gets a Facelift

September 18, 2019

By Jan Stearns

The town of Waterville Valley’s historic Osceola Library recently got a facelift thanks to Stachecki Builders, who did the carpentry work, and my husband, Harry Stearns, who did the painting.  The library was once the town’s one-room schoolhouse. Built in … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley is Hiring Leaf Painters

September 16, 2019

By Jan Stearns

I saw the following HELP WANTED ad on Waterville Valley Resort’s Facebook page and clicked through for all the details because I thought, hey, this is the perfect job for me!  Who wants to join me?!  >> Waterville Valley Resort … Continue reading

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Master Plan Community Meeting

By Jan Stearns

The Waterville Valley Planning Board is hosting a facilitated discussion about the future of our community on Saturday, September 21, at 6 p.m. at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department Multipurpose Room. Questions to ponder: What makes this a special place to live? What … Continue reading

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