New England winter event roundup
Downtown festivities feature CamJam, a competition in Harbor Park where snowboarders and trick skiers compete. In the nearby Amphitheater, a mini-mountain of snow offers kids of all ages opportunities for sledding and building snowmen.
At the community ice-carving event, Tim Pierce, executive chef and master ice carver of the Samoset Resort, will offer how-to guidance to individuals and groups on using traditional artisan tools to create their own ice masterpieces.
Indoor activities at the Camden Public Library include crafts, face painting, and live music by All That Jazz. On Atlantic Avenue, enjoy a variety of hot soups and light snacks donated by local restaurants as a benefit for the library.
The following weekend (Feb. 7-9) the action is centered at the nearby Camden Snow Bowl, a community-owned ski and recreation area hosting the finals of the CamJam competition, and the US National Toboggan Championships.
For 23 years, toboggan racers of all ages have competed to be the fastest team to hurtle down a 400-foot-long chute that empties onto frozen Hosmer Pond. Cheer on teams of two, three, and four people — sometimes dressed in outlandish costumes — as they board traditional wooden toboggans that can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. Other weekend activities at the Snow Bowl include mechanical bull rides, bonfires, music, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more. Onsite parking fills early ($8); or take a shuttle ($2) from Village Green in downtown Camden. NEWPORT, R.I.
O'Neil Woods Metro Park's Deer Run Trail gets rerouted in new gentler way
- “With the support of Sport Clips' real estate team and technology, we identified this location and believe it will be a perfect fit,” said Patrick Hardy, owner of the new Sport Clips. The Salisbury grand opening will begin with two days of donations to
- Chris Tenney an equipment operator with the Metro Parks Serving Summit County clears a new section of Deer Run Trail in the O'Neil Woods Metro Park in July 2014 in Bath Township. A May storm damaged the original trail that runs along Yellow Creek.
- The sort of things most of us regularly grow from seeds include veggies, salads and herbs that are sown straight into the garden, and hardy annuals of the old-fashioned sort, such as calendula marigolds, sunflowers and sweet peas. These can be sown