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Winter Wonderland

Grateful birds soft shoe ’round the suet

while goldfinch, sparrows, tanagers and more

forage for the seeds!

The Blizzard of 2015! Well, not quite a blizzard here, but beautiful snowfall with light fluffy snow…accumulations over a foot and still falling. Snowshoeing weather for sure!

This is a great time to release the skater in you as there are several good skating venues in the Monadnock area. In Fitzwilliam we have a small rink maintained by the town that is free; Keene has two rinks, one at the Cheshire Fairgrounds and one downtown. Windblown nordic ski area also  has skating on their pond. Sledders take delight in their rides down our Fitzwilliam slope or go further afield to Granite Gorge where they may also enjoy snow tubing! …This is a great time to visit Southwest NH for winter sports or just to seek a quiet space to hunker down and read or to browse the many area antique shops.

Watch for special weekend offers … come with a friend or daughter and learn a  craft …. needle felting, quilting a special project…

Fitzwilliam Furniture/Covey House now open for shopping. As a quieter mood blankets the region, a winter coziness settles in…and with enough snow, a whole new outdoor opportunity,whether you be skier (Windblown, Granite Gorge, Wachusett), skater (Cheshire Fair Grounds and Keene), Snowmobiler (Rails to trails), hiker: Monadnock region; walker,(Fitzwilliam Trails) , sledder: Fitzwilliam Community Hill, or respite seeker, lover, reader…there is something for all here… So many delicious restaurants to visit, Sunflowers, Piedra Fina (new Latin) the Pearl, Nicola’s, Lucas, plus music and outdoor venue down the road from the Ashburn House in Fitzwilliam… visit Cathedral of the Pines..10 min from the village….climb Gap, Grand Monadnock or Little Monadnock or just take a stroll around town. …..spend a night or the weekend at the Ashburn House and experience the relaxation of a New Hampshire winter.

Bolshoi Ballet: on screen: Romeo and Juliet: March 8; Ivan the Terrible: April 19; Peterborough Players

March 22: Of Mice and Men; The Hard Problem: May 3; Man + Superman: May 11  National Theater Live:Peterborough

February 7–10-4:oo pm Keene Ice and Snow Festival …a family event, many activities

April 16-18 : MONIFF (Monadnock International Film Festival) Get your passes for this third annual event with

enticing restaurant combinations….

Keene Farmers Market..second Saturday of each monthi beginning January 31