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Here you’ll find posts about the Inn and the happenings around the town of Hancock New Hampshire.

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Wanna Get Away?

Ask anyone who knows to describe the Monadnock Region and the answer will include the word, “outdoors.” Most of the people that stay at the Inn during the year, winter or summer, if they aren’t visiting friends or family (or even if they are), are here to be outdoors. The village of Hancock has a…
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The Peterborough Players Opens its 85th Season

The Peterborough Players will open its 85th season tonight, June 20th, with a production of Tru, the one-man show exploring the light and dark of author Truman Capote. Kraig Swartz stars as the absorbingly complex and brilliant Capote. Thus begins the Player’s 85th season of offering professional theater to the Monadnock Region in ways that…
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If the Baby is Born in the Restaurant

We think we’ve seen a sign in more than one restaurant over the years proclaiming to young couples that if the child is born in the restaurant s/he will enjoy dinner for free at the place the rest of their life. It’s an interesting promotion probably meant to convey the families-are-welcome quality of the establishment.…
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The Hancock Inn and Clubhouse

The Hancock Inn is a business and it trades in rooms and dining and attracts guests from all over the world. But it has a special function apart from that, which is probably is its most enduring function: it is a clubhouse for the town. Or, as an old friend put it years ago when…
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Opening Day!

The fourth Saturday in April means the opening of fishing season on trout ponds in New Hampshire. On a nearby pond here in Hancock, New Hampshire, the fisherman were there, along with Loons, Common Mergansers and a Bald Eagle.  
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Ice Out: April 16th

Every year in Hancock, NH, the Congregational Church sells Ice Out raffle tickets as a fund raiser. It’s a custom in many New England towns. Ticket holders wager on the date that the ice will go out of nearby Norway Pond and split the proceeds with the Church if they win. Historically, it adds up…
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