A Newfound Bed & Breakfast

94 Mandi Lane, Bristol, New Hampshire 03222-3480
Innkeeper(s): Sondra J. Keene
 

2015 Made in NH Expo a Treasure Trove of NH Products 26 Mar 2015, 6:00 am

Mark your calendars! Made in NH’s “Try It & Buy It” Expo is coming to Manchester Friday through Sunday, April 17-19. If past years are any indication, this year’s event will be an amazing array of items, all proudly produced in the Granite State. Foods, fashions, home decorating and garden products are just a few of the categories of goodies you’ll uncover as you walk throughout the expanse of booths. This event is always a great place to find gifts (We at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast can vouch for that!).

Come early. Stay late. The Expo has food vendors so you won’t even have to worry about meals! And, of course, if you stay at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, we’ll send you off shopping after a yummy big breakfast.

Made in NH’s “Try It & Buy It” Expo
Friday, April 17, 2015; 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2015; 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 2015; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel/Center of NH Expo Center
700 Elm Street, Manchester
Tickets: Adult, $9; Senior ,$8; Child 2-12 years, $3. Children under 2 years, free.

 

Lakes Region Spring Craft Fair 2015 Coming to Laconia 19 Mar 2015, 6:00 am

It’s springtime! And that means it’s time for one of our favorite events, the  Region Spring Art FairLakes. The Fair, April 11-12, 2015, is held in Laconia, a beautiful 30-mile drive from A Newfound Bed & Breakfast. Situated between Lake Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam Lake, Laconia is a delightful little town to explore.

Photo by & Info: Joyce Endee

But first, head to the Opechee Conference Center to take in the Art Show, one of the largest in the area with 75 exhibitors. You’ll find a wide array of items, such as wearable art, jewelry, folk art, photography, gourmet food items and lots more. And just in time for warm-weather, garden art and décor. The two-day free event also features a raffle with proceeds going to the New Hampshire Humane Society, plus music and food.
Lakes Region Spring Craft Fair
April 11-12, 2015
Opewchee Conference Center
62 Doris Ray Court, Laconia
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
603-528-4014
Admission and parking is free

If you’d like to attend, why not make a fun weekend of it and plan a stay at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast? We love to have you!

 

Mt. Washington Observatory Trips Mix Education, Great Views 12 Mar 2015, 6:00 am

If you’ve always dreamed of standing on top of Mt. Washington or exploring its renowned weather station (something this owner of A Newfound Bed & Breakfast does!), this is the way to do it.

Mount Washington Observatory is a renowned weather station atop 6,288-foot Mt Washington that performs weather and climate research, innovative science education programs and also interprets the heritage of the region. Taking one of its guided trips is a way to get a glimpse of what goes on there, with breathtaking views as a bonus.

Mt. Washington Observatory Summit Day Trips begin with a fun snowcat ride up to the summit where you’ll have a guided tour of the weather station and opportunity to meet the scientists who live and work in the remote outpost. Beverages and snacks before you leave, lunch at the summit, and round-trip transportation are included in price.
$239/non-members
$199/supporting members of Mount Washington Observatory

For those wishing a more in-depth experience, the Observatory also offers Overnight Climbing Trips, in conjunction with Eastern Mountain Sports. Guests will enjoy a full day of sightseeing and adventure as they ascend the tallest peak in the Northeast. Dinner in the heated weather station, lodging in bunk rooms, meals, snacks and beverages are all included. A bonus for hearty souls who do this trip is a tour of the weather station and a chance to have one-on-one lessons on topics such as geology and landscape photography.
$499/non-members
$459/ supporting members of Mount Washington Observatory
The trips for 2015 are booked, but you can plan now for next year. Be sure to check the Observatory’s website for updates.

As much fun as it will be staying overnight at the top of the mountain, we guarantee you’ll love all the cozy comforts of A Newfound Bed & Breakfast before and after your trek. And, if you feel like it, you can do a little hiking down at our level too!

Peppercorn’s a Natural Foods Leader in White Mountains Area. 5 Mar 2015, 5:00 am

For over 35 years, Peppercorn’s Natural Foods, located in downtown Plymouth, has been a leader in quality wholesome products and fair prices. Opened in 1974 by friends who wanted a source for bulk natural foods, the store was purchased in 2014 by Ashley Suckling and Cindy Williams, who are continuing that same commitment to the community. Peppercorn’s is a regional favorite, and where A Newfound Bed and Breakfast finds many of the ingredients it uses.

Inside the tidy shop, shoppers will find a wealth of products. Bulk items are still the heart of the store and a great way to buy hundreds of items such spices, nuts, flours – even bulk olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Also available are gluten-free items, teas and coffees. And let’s not forget chocolate! Peppercorn’s offerings are organic, fair-trade and oh-so delicious.

Non-food items include a wide range of eco-friendly gifts such as natural body care and soaps, plus nutritional supplements. Peppercorn’s prides itself on service, so is happy to do special orders. If customers want something they don’t see, all they need to do is ask, and the owners will try to get it for them.

Peppercorn’s Natural Foods
43 Main Street, Plymouth
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays
603-536-3395

Peppercorn’s location is in the heart of downtown Plymouth, surrounded by other delightful shops and some nice little lunch spots. A Newfound Bed & Breakfast will be happy to give you suggestions for shopping and dining. Give us a call. Now’s a great time to book a stay!

Silver Center for the Arts a Cultural Gem in White Mountains 26 Feb 2015, 5:00 am

We’re so lucky to have a top-notch performance venue right here in central New Hampshire. The Silver Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Plymouth State University, is home to two theaters and a music hall that provide exceptional entertainment to locals and visitors. Guests at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast often combine a trip to Plymouth, just 30-minutes north, with dinner in town and a show at the Center.

The core of the Silver Center is The Hanaway Theatre, a 665-seat proscenium setting that hosts a wide variety of performances: opera, ballet, symphony and chamber music, and dramatic productions. The Center’s Smith Recital Hall is home to vocal and instrumental performances. The Studio Theater, an intimate Thrust stage design, is used for experimental theater and student productions.

One of The Silver Center for the Arts’ most popular draws is the Silver Series which brings in well-known musicians and performers. In March, the Series features Hot Rize, a much-lauded contemporary bluegrass group that puts a unique spin on the traditional music. The foursome includes Pete “Dr. Banjo” Wernick; the popular host of the eTown radio Nick Forster on bass; the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Tim O’Brien; and Bryan Sutton, master of the flatpick guitar. It should be quite the night! Sharing the stage with Hot Rize is special guest Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Hanaway Theater
114 Main Street, Plymouth
$40-$45/Adult, $38-$43/Senior, $25-$30/Youth
603-535-2787

Also part of the Silver Series, coming to the Silver Center in April, is renowned pianist Alpin Hong. Described as “Victor Borge, Horowitx and Billy Joel combined,” the musician thrills with a mix of brilliant technique and disarming humor. Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Smith Recital Hall
114 Main Street, Plymouth
$30/Adult, $28/Senior, $15/Youth
603-535-2787

Jazz fans will want to mark their calendars for the All New England Jazz Festival, an uplifting evening where top students musicians from all six New England states perform with the Plymouth State University Jazz Ensemble.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Hanaway Theater
114 Main Street, Plymouth
$10/Adult, $6/Senior, $7/Youth
603-535-2787

For a full listing of all the upcoming shows for the three venues, visit the Silver Center for the Arts’ website. Then give us a call at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, where a charming country setting will welcome you home.

The Flying Monkey Brings Great Shows to White Mountains 19 Feb 2015, 5:00 am

With a name like The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, you know you’re in for a good time! This popular main street Plymouth venue, just a 30-minute drive from A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, is a constant source of enjoyable performance, dining and fun.

Once the old Plymouth Theater, the building was purchased by a local visionary who restored it, giving it new life as an entertainment center. The “Monkey,” as it is affectionately known around here, offers films, art exhibits, theater, dance, and music performances that run the gamut from folk to rock. Because it’s such a great space with a faithful following, the Center draws top regional and national acts. Be sure to check the Monkey’s website for show information and tickets, which tend to sell out fast. Just a few of the upcoming acts: Through the Doors, a tribute to Jim Morrison and the Doors; Rock N’ Blues Fest featuring Dana Fuchs and Joe Louis Walker; and the Robert Cray Band.

To help visitors make a night of it, The Monkey also has in-theater dining featuring a nice seasonal menu, and beverage service that is available throughout the show. That makes dinner and a show super convenient!

The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center
39 South Main Street, Plymouth
603-536-2551
Dining begins when doors open, usually 6:00 p.m.

Once you decide to book your show, why not book a room at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast and make a night of it? We guarantee you’ll be happy you did when you see how we take care of you.

Kathleen’s Cottage a White Mountains Fave for St. Pat’s Day 12 Feb 2015, 5:00 am

How excited do the folks at Kathleen’s Cottage Irish Pub & Restaurant get about St. Patrick’s Day? Check the popular venue’s website and you’ll see a running countdown to March 17, down to the seconds. They just can’t wait!Kathleen’s Cottage has been a favored stop for many of our guests at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast—and for the owner! It’s easy to see why. The spot is the epitome of Irish-ness with a setting that evokes an authentic pub. Celtic music fills the air, with evening gigs by some of New England’s best Irish bands and musicians. Thirsts are quenched by pints of Guinness and other heady pours, including the largest Irish whiskey list in all of New Hampshire. To go with the drinks, Kathleen’s Cottage serves delicious traditional Irish fare, such as Corned Beef and Cabbage, Bangers and Mash, Harp-Battered Fish and Chips, and Steak and Guinness Pie. Other dishes have a distinctive Irish spin, like the Irish Pizza with mashed potatoes, Irish bacon and melted cheese. And in between bites, you can enjoy a quick game of darts.

On St. Paddy’s Day, the pub and restaurant pulls out all the stops, and there’s no more fun place to be from late morning through the evening hours. Expect lively music (clogging anyone?), great food, and maybe just a leprechaun or two.

Kathleen’s Cottage Pub & Restaurant
90 Lake Street, Bristol
603-744-6336
Sunday – Wednesday, 11%3

Heart-shaped Pizza Makes an Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfast 5 Feb 2015, 5:00 pm

It’s definitely love at first bite for guests staying at A Newfound Bed and Breakfast this February! Poached eggs, fresh kale and melty cheese make this tasty entrée a winner.

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Pizza
Serves 4

Ingredients
1 package multi-grain pizza dough
marinara sauce
fresh basil leaves
fresh kale
chopped Prosciutto
fresh mozzarella cheese slices
cherry tomatoes, cut in half
chopped scallion
4 eggs

Instructions
Preheat oven to 500°.
Rub olive oil on a baking sheet, dust with cornmeal or polenta.

For the heart: split pizza dough in half and shape each half into a heart shape. Bake dough hearts on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Remove from oven.

Spread hearts with marinara sauce, top with basil leaves, kale and some of the Prosciutto. Top with mozzarella. Sprinkle on more Prosciutto, top with tomatoes (cut side up) and scallion. Bake until cheese is melted and pizza is heated through, approximately 8-10 more minutes.

While the pizza is baking, poach the eggs. When pizza is done, top each pizza heart with two eggs; sprinkle with more scallion, if desired. One heart makes two servings.

 

 

 

 

Perfect Sweethearts Breakfast: Red Velvet Crepes 5 Feb 2015, 5:00 am

Though we treat our guests at A Newfound Bed and Breakfast to delicious breakfasts every morning, we like to do something extra special for Valentine’s Day. These delectable cream-cheese filled crepes never fail to get ooh’s and aah’s.

Red Velvet Crepes
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients
½     cup flour
1      tsp. baking powder
½     tsp. baking soda
1 ½  Tbsp. cocoa powder
2      cups buttermilk
1 ¼  cups milk
1      egg
1      tsp. vanilla extract
3      Tbsp. sugar
2      Tbsp. red food coloring
2      Tbsp. butter, melted
1      8 oz. cream cheese, softened
¼     cup powdered sugar
1      Tbsp. milk
3      Tbsp. Amaretto liqueur
2      oz. chocolate chips
2 ½  Tbsp. heavy cream
powdered sugar for sprinkling on top

Make the crepes:
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Mix well, set aside.
In another large bowl, combine the buttermilk, milk, egg, vanilla, sugar, red food coloring and butter. Whisk until smooth.
Combine dry and wet ingredients, stir until smooth.
Heat an 8-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, ladle ¼ cup of the batter into the pan. Lifting the pan off the heat, swirl the batter around the bottom of the pan, coating the whole bottom of the pan. Return to heat and cook until batter has lost its shine; then flip and cook on the opposite side.
Remove from pan and keep warm in an over set to 170°. Repeat with remaining batter.

Make the filling:
In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the powdered sugar, milk and Amaretto.

Make the chocolate drizzle:
Place the chocolate chips in a bowl. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, heat the cream in the microwave until boiling. Pour hot cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a few minutes. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Assemble the crepes:
Fill each crepe with a bit of the cream cheese mixture. Roll up, sift powdered sugar on top and drizzle with chocolate.

Prescott Farm’s Winter Fest a White Mountains Favorite 29 Jan 2015, 5:00 am

Come visit A Newfound Bed and Breakfast for Valentine’s Day, 2015 and you can not only treat your sweetie to a special stay in the country, you can enjoy one of our more delightful area events: Prescott Farm’s Annual Winter Festival. Sleigh rides, a snow sculpture contest, Storywalk™, plus sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are all part of the day’s activities. There’ll even be a bonfire to warm you up, complete with hot cocoa and s’mores!
Annual Winter Festival
Saturday, February 14
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
928 White Oaks Road, Laconia
603-366-5695
Cost: $3/person, $10/families with 2 or more kids, free for members and children 3 and under

The event is sponsored by Prescott Farm, a former working farm that is now a New Hampshire Wildlife Viewing Area and an educational center. Established over 200 years ago by Colonel Dudley Prescott—an officer in the Revolutionary War—it was a working farm until the 1950’s. That’s when the family created a private non-profit organization and developed what is now the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. With a mission to preserve and educate, the Center offers programs for all ages, a Museum and acres of public land with trails.

About a 40-minute drive from A Newfound B&B, the Winter Festival is a great chance to not only get out and enjoy a winter day, but to explore the trails and check out the latest exhibits.

Give us a call to book your stay—we’ll be happy to make Valentine’s dinner reservations for you too!

Something to remember for the next good snowfall, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center hosts Sledding Saturdays during January and February, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. You’re never too old to sled! And if you enjoy trekking through the woods, try one of the Snowshoe Adventure Hikes, a great way to commune with nature and get a little exercise too.
Saturdays: January 31, February 7, February 21, 2015
One-hour tour, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00; two-hour tour, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $7/person, $5/members
Price includes snowshoe rental. Reservations are required for this and all special programs.

See you soon!