Friday, March 27, 2015

New England Brewfest Announces Partnership with Life is Good Playmakers and Loon Mountain Resort



This 11th annual event held at the BaseCamp of the White Mountains in Lincoln-Woodstock, NH makes a bold move to Loon Mountain Resort and introduces more festivities to achieve the title of “Ultimate Craft Beer Weekend.”


Lincoln, NH (PRWEB) March 27, 2015

The 11th Annual New England Brewfest, produced by the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, will be moving to Loon Mountain Resort to host the “ultimate craft beer weekend” in the White Mountains. After outgrowing its space in North Woodstock, NH and most recently at the Lincoln Village Shops on Main Street in Lincoln, NH, organizers have decided that a new venue for Saturday Night: ON TAP, the signature social and tasting event of the weekend, would be a welcome change for the nearly 4000 attendees that have loyally been to the New England Brewfest for the past 10 years.

“Moving to Loon is just one of the many changes to our Brewfest weekend this year” notes Executive Producer, Alyssa Yolda. “Last year we expanded from a single tasting and social event to a full-on weekend of craft beer fun. The response was tremendous. This year, we are partnering with the Life Is Good Playmakers to raise money for their foundation, all while attendees enjoy a weekend filled with educational and social events celebrating all that we love about craft beer.”

Dubbed the “Ultimate Craft Beer Weekend”, the New England Brewfest is a 3-day immersion in the growing craft beer culture. The event weekend starts on Friday, June 26th with a bus tour of Northern NH’s micro-breweries and finishes the day with a train tour of food and beer, aboard the CafĂ© Lafayette Dinner Train. Saturday, June 27th is marked by an educational series focusing on the beer craft and giving attendees an academic edge to their pallets. Saturday Night: ON TAP is the big social beer tasting party at Loon Mountain Resort. With over 30 breweries, 100 craft beer varieties, 20 beer-a-phanalia vendors, 3 regional bands, 4000 attendees in an idyllic setting in the White Mountains, it is no wonder that this event has grown to anchor the summer festivities in what is becoming known as the BaseCamp of the White Mountains. Sunday, the New Hampshire craft beer documentary, “Brew NH” will premiere at the famed Jeans Playhouse in Lincoln to wrap up the weekend.

We’re also thrilled to announce that the Life Is Good Playmakers will be the event’s official charity partner. As the non-profit side of the Life is good Company, The Playmakers work to spread the power of optimism by helping children overcome toxic stress and trauma. They offer comprehensive support to frontline professionals - such as teachers, social workers and child life specialists - who devote their careers to making life-changing relationships with children growing up amidst poverty, violence, and illness.

“The Playmakers are thrilled to work with the Lincoln-Woodstock community” stated Rich Cremin, owner of Life Is Good, the New England based apparel company with a social mission to help you feel and do good. “Raising money for our foundation while we drink local beer is a no brainer, a win-win all around.”

Although the name of the weekend implies a ‘perfect getaway for couples or adult friends’, it’s also a family affair. Throughout the weekend, kids’ activities are planned around the region to entertain the little ones. Friday, June 26th, the Whales Tale Waterpark in Lincoln, NH is also partnering with the Life Is Good Playmakers to raise money at the Life Is Good Summer Kickoff at Whales Tale Waterpark . At Brewfest HQ, the Loon Mountain Resort staff and the Playmakers will be entertaining our young ones, adding to the family festivities.

All across the region, other fundraising opportunities for the Playmakers Foundation are cropping up. As information is gathered, it is communicated on the New England Brewfest Website, and Facebook page, Fundraising commences with the ticket sales launch on March 30th.

For more information on the New England Brewfest Weekend and its partners, visit the following websites or call the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce at 603-745-6621. - Official New England Brewfest website. - Official Loon Mountain Resort website - Life Is Good Playmakers – Official Life is Good website. – Official Whales Tale Waterpark website. – BaseCamp of the White Mountains, Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce website.

The Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce is the tourism destination marketing organization for the region serving over 200 members in the towns of Lincoln, Woodstock, Franconia & Sugar Hill, NH.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Disney on Ice Treasure Trove at Webster Bank Arena!

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Last night our family attended the opening night of Disney on Ice Treasure Trove at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. 

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt commemorates the legacy of Disney animated films with an all-new medley of Disney tales spanning the years from the first film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to the 50th film, Tangled

We arrived early for a quick meet and greet with Mickey and Minnie – very exciting!


The show opened with Toy Story.  The boys recently watched Toy Story 3 so they were thrilled to see Woody, Jessie and Buzz! They had the audience get up out of their seats and dance along to the “Yee Haw Dance.”

They continued on with more Disney favorites including, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tangled & The Princess and the Frog.  There really was something for every generation – more than 50 characters! Plus, it reminded me of movies from my childhood that I would love to re-watch with my kids.


My oldest son’s favorite part was Peter Pan, especially when the HUGE crocodile came out and gobbled up Captain Hook! My youngest son said his favorite part was watching everyone “dance on the ice.” – The performers were great! They were really talented and their costumes were awesome! They also did a really good job of interacting with the audience, which makes it more fun for the kids.


My husband and I really liked the Lion King part.  They even included the stampede! – They were moving fast!

Another part I liked was The Little Mermaid, sadly I had a tired toddler on my lap who urged me to stop taking pictures!! But, let me tell you, it was beautiful.  It really looked like it was under the sea.

The show will be in town through January 11, 2015.  I encourage you to get tickets and bring the family – it’s a great time for everyone!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

New Disney On Ice Show Comes to Bridgeport January 8th-11th & Hartford January 14th-18th

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New Disney On Ice Show Comes to Bridgeport January 8th-11th & Hartford January 14th-18th

Hartford, CT – December 8, 2014 Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt sets the gold standard with a magical medley of Disney tales in one jam-packed ice show that commemorates the legacy of Disney animated films. This skating spectacular visits Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena from January 8th-11th and Hartford’s XL Center from January 14th-18th.  Tickets are now on sale.

Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Relive magical moments in this ultimate Disney animation celebration coming to Bridgeport and Hartford.

Tickets for Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove start at $15 for select performances. All seats are reserved. For Bridgeport: tickets are available at or by visiting the Webster Bank Arena CLICK IT or TICKET Box Office. For group rates and information, contact the Webster Bank Arena at 203-345-2300. For Hartford: tickets are available at or by visiting the XL Center Box Office. For group rates and information, contact Mike Cecchinia at 860-722-0639. Restrictions and fees may apply.

To learn more about Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, go to, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.


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