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Archive for March, 2013

Orozco Murals Now A National Historic Landmark

March 27th, 2013 by donnanandersen

Jose Clemente Orozco's The Epic of American Civilization

Jose Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization

On March 11, 2013 the Secretary of the Interior designated the Orozco Murals one of 13 new National Historic Landmarks.  National historic landmarks are nationally significant historic places that possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.  Jose Clemente Orozco was an srtist in-residence at Dartmouth between 1932 and 1934.  It was during this time he created The Epic of American Civilization, comprised of 24 individual panels or “scenes” that span approximately 3200 square feet.  The Orozco mural is housed in the former reserve corridor of Baker Library now called the Orozco Room.   This is a can’t miss treasure when visiting Dartmouth College.  Stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut, visit the Orozco exhibit and in your travels don’t forget the Hood Museum.

Water, Our Perfect Beverage

March 26th, 2013 by donnanandersen

Enjoy Our Water Directly from the Tap.

Enjoy Our Water Directly from the Tap.

For years, the American public has had a love affair with soda.  Soda consumption reached its peak in 1998 with 54 gallons per capita per year.  And then the tide turned based largely on the information that our nation’s rising obesity rates were due, in part, to our heavy consumption of soda.  Today, Americans now drink only 44 gallons of soda per year, a 17% drop, and have increased water consumption to 58 gallons, an increase of 38%.   For us at Breakfast on the Connecticut, our water has always been the perfect beverage.  We have a deep-well artesian that draws from a very pure aquifer.  Our water used to be state tested 4 times a year but, because of its purity, testing was reduced by the state to only twice a year.  Our water is pure and refreshing especially on a hot summer’s day.  When asked by guests if they can drink the water our response is a resounding YES! “Our water is purer and tastes much better than the contents of that bottle you are holding.”  Bring your bottled water if you must – drink the contents and then fill the container again at one of our taps with “our perfect beverage”.  Better yet, bring your reusable water container (reduce plastic waste) and enjoy what we believe is the “nectar of the gods”.

King Bird Sanctuary

March 10th, 2013 by donnanandersen

hanover conservancySince 1961 the Hanover Conservancy has created, maintained and managed a series of trails in the Upper Valley.  Trails such as Balch Hill, Mink Brook and Greensboro Ridge have been enjoyed by so many Upper Valley residents and visitors.  In June 2011, another property came into being – the Nan & Allen King Bird Sanctuary.  The land was once pasture for the Hayes Farm and can be reached by parking at the Etna Library, walking across a field to enter, hiking a mowed trail and coming to rest on a stone bench in the meadow.  You will enjoy a view over the Mink Brook valley while you sit and (if you brought one) eat your picnic lunch.  Make sure you stop to identify crabapple, hawthorn or nannyberry just to mention a few.  We will give you a card with all 8 flowering bushes that are there.  And don’t forget the birds – you may see a Black-and-White Warbler, a Common Yellowthroat or maybe even the seldom seen Wilson’s Warbler.  The days are getting warmer and spring fever will hit and you will want to smell the fresh air and feel the warmth of the spring sun on your face.  Stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut, have a great breakfast and then take a sandwich and explore the King Bird Sanctuary.  It doesn’t get any better than that!

Howel Mini-Golf Classic

March 7th, 2013 by donnanandersen

Howel Mini-Golf Classic Sunday, March 24 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Howel Mini-Golf Classic
Sunday, March 24
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

My mother lives on the 11th fairway of Bay Hill, Arnold Palmer’s home golf course and I have had the pleasure of being up close and personal to the Bay Hill Classic.  You pay enormous entry fees to see the pros play but I have an alternative which can be enjoyed by young and old.  Welcome to the Howel Mini-Golf Classic, a mini-golf course set up in the library for all to try and enjoy.  This is a family-friendly event complete with pizza, beverages and treats not to mention laughter and a lot of noise.  Not common in a library!  This event is scheduled on March 24, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $5 per person.  Location is Howe Library, 13 South Street, Hanover NH.  This is the only fundraising event the library holds each year to help fund operations and programming.  So have a last ski at the Dartmouth Skiway and then hit the library with the family for The Howel Classic.  Stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut where you have enjoyed a full country breakfast.