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Welcome to Jan's Blog! Waterville Valley Realty's marketing director, Jan Stearns, has been living in and loving New Hampshire her whole life. Click on Jan's Blog every day for news about Waterville Valley Resort people, activities, events, and real estate opportunities. Email Jan with your comments at or call her at 603-236-3333.

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

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


Osceola Library Gets a Facelift

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


Waterville Valley is Hiring Leaf Painters

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


Master Plan Community Meeting

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


Home Hazardous Waste Collection

The date has been set for the 2019 home hazardous waste collection: Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Plymouth Recycling Center located at 56 Beech Hill Road in Plymouth.  This event is free for Waterville Valley property owners.  … Continue reading


Resort Insider: Sept. 13-Oct. 4

Get the scoop on what’s happening in Waterville Valley by downloading the latest issue of the Resort Insider activities calendar.  If you’d like to have the Resort Insider delivered to your email inbox every Thursday, drop me an email at … Continue reading


Fall Women’s Writing Workshop

Alyssa Walker, a freelance writer based here in Waterville Valley, is once again offering a 5-week women’s writing workshop this fall.  The group will meet on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at the Curious George Cottage, starting Sept. 26 and … Continue reading


Waterville Valley Realty has a New Home, New Owners

For the past 25 years, I have shared office space with these guys – Mike Aronson, Jeff Brown and Frank Freeman. We have collaborated and commiserated on a wide range of real estate-related business.  While I have been secreted away … Continue reading


First Redliner Patch Recipient

Congratulations Jim St. Cyr, the very first recipient of the Waterville Valley Redliner 125 Patch! This summer the Waterville Valley Recreation Department launched the new WV Redliner 125 Patch program. To earn the patch, hikers must complete a total of … Continue reading


Black Bear Half Marathon Results

Race organizers couldn’t have asked for a better day for the newly resurrected Black Bear Half Marathon held in Waterville Valley on Saturday, August 31.  The Black Bear Half was last held in Waterville Valley in 2016. Back then the … Continue reading


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