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Cornish, New Hampshire

Lebanon local is a city in Grafton County, New Hampshire and is located in western New Hampshire, south of Hanover, near the Connecticut River.
It is the home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School, together comprising the largest medical facility between
Boston, Massachusetts and Burlington, Vermont.

The city of Lebanon celebrated its 250th anniversary July 2011. Currently Lebanon has a population
base of approximately 13,000 residents making it the most populated community in the Upper Valley.

Together with Hanover, New Hampshire, and White River Junction, Vermont, Lebanon today is at the center of a Micropolitan Statistical Area,
encompassing nearly 30 towns along the upper Connecticut River valley.

Early settlement concentrated along the Connecticut River in what is now West Lebanon, and along the Mascoma Lake region near Enfield.
In the mid-19th century, a mill district developed at falls on the Mascoma River. Industries included, at various times, furniture mills,
a tannery, several machine shops, a woolen textile mill and a clothing factory. In the mid-19th century, this district attracted
many French workers from Canada’s Quebec province. This became the center of town, although West Lebanon grew into a railroad hub
with a separate identity after lines entered from Boston. This rail center would become known as Westboro after two trains collided
when West Lebanon was mistaken for Lebanon.

Lebanon has its own elementary schools, junior high school, and high school. Students from neighboring towns (Grantham and Plainfield)
attend high school in Lebanon. The public schools in Lebanon/West Lebanon educate more than 1,700 students between the five schools; three
elementary schools, one junior high and one high school.

Many high tech firms call Lebanon & West Lebanon home; TeleAtlas, Timken Aerospace, Hypertherm, CREARE and
Stryker Biotech are just a few. Lebanon also is home to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as well as
the Lebanon Municipal Airport, offering many commercial and charter services.

Lebanon has moved gracefully from an old mill town in the 1800’s to a wonderful community that is showing
exciting growth at all levels.

Located on the downtown pedestrian mall is the Lebanon campus of Claremont-based River Valley Community College, very near our location.
Also downtown, the Alliance for the Visual Arts (AVA) offers classes in arts and crafts in a LEED-certified former factory building,
which houses a ground floor gallery space.

Lebanon village is a cultural hub with attractions such as the Lebanon Opera House (in City Hall), the AVA Gallery,
seasonal Farmers’ Market and summer concerts on the green. Lebanon Public Library serves the main village, and the newly opened Kilton
Public Library branch serves West Lebanon village. The Carter Community Building Association (CCBA) operates an after-school activity
center for primary school children and a fitness center for teens and adults.

The Colburn Park Historic District is at the heart of Lebanon, New Hampshire, consisting of Colburn Park and buildings around it and
many 19th-century buildings immediately adjacent to these. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
The land that later developed into the park was donated in 1792 by Robert Colburn as the site for the community’s meeting house, serving
the purposes of church and town hall. Arterial roads were built to the area, and it began to develop as a commercial and civic center
in the early 19th century. A weekly farmers market is held there today, when the weather allows.

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Neighboring Places of Interest

Dartmouth College, eight miles south in Hanover, offers a cohesive architectural montage which combines the tradition of its eighteenth century heritage and state-of-the-art computer and medical technology.
The Hood Museum is one of the country’s finest college museums, while the Hopkins Center offers performing arts. Baker Library houses more than two million books and the Orozco Murals are on its first floor walls.
Hanover, NH has many specialty and fine shops. Norwich, Vermont, just one mile west over the Connecticut River, is a quaint village, with its unique country store, Dan & Whit’s. Enfield, NH on Mascoma Lake, is the home of the Shaker Museum.
The Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., is New England’s finest medical facility, and is the teaching institution for Dartmouth’s Medical School.
Woodstock, Vermont is the destination for many culture-conscious travelers. Art galleries, crafts centers, shops and restaurants abound in this special New England village 40 minutes from Lyme on Route 4 in Vermont.
Saint Gaudens, National Historic Site, Route 12a, Cornish New Hampshire, 603-675-2175
The Antiques Collaborative at Waterman Place, Route 4, Quechee, Vermont, 802-296-5858
Colonial Antiques Market, Route 12a, West Lebanon, New Hampshire, 603-298-8132
Quechee Gorge Village Rt. 4, Quechee, Vermont, located in the heart of the Quechee Gorge, was originally established in 1985 as a Woodsman Musuem, Country Store, and Antique Mall. It has evolved into one of the premier shopping attractions in the state of Vermont, featuring antiques, collectibles, and craft dealers – 802-295-1550.
Nugget Theatres, 57 South Main St., Hanover, New Hampshire, 603-643-2769
Entertainment Cinemas Lebanon, 390 Miracle Mile, Lebanon, NH 03766, Movie Hotline: (603) 448-6660
The New Hampshire League of Craftsmen, 13 Lebanon St., Hanover, N.H., 603-643-5050
The Vermont State Craft Center at Windsor House, 54 Main St., Windsor, VT, 802-674-6729
King Arthur Flour Baker’s Store, Rt. 5, Norwich, VT, 802-649-3361

Cornish, New Hampshire

Claremont, New Hampshire

Cornish, New Hampshire is a small, culturally diverse community today from its old farming roots, many of which still remain.

Cornish is a well known summer resort of writers and artists, many associated with the renowned Saint Gaudens National Park which is an historic site. Throughout the hills of Cornish and along numerous back roads can be found wonderful homes of a different era which have now been converted for the demands of today’s lifestyles. Also, Cornish is the site of the second longest wooden bridge in the United States, and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world.

Cornish has its own elementary school for grades K-8 and high school students may choose from five area high schools.

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Claremont, New Hampshire, with a population of just over 13,000, has the wonderful architectural charm from the old mill town it once was. Today it offers a welcoming environment of downtown cafes, restaurants, and eclectic array of shops and the Claremont Opera House which features a wide variety of quality performances throughout the year.

Claremont has its own school system with three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.

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Eastman, New Hampshire

Enfield, New Hampshire

Eastman is a four-season recreational and residential community located minutes from Vermont and just two hours north of Boston, in the dynamic Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire. Stretching over 3,600 acres in three different towns—Grantham, Enfield, and Springfield. The environmentally-protected woodlands offers families, 2nd home owners and retirees hideaways for homes and condominiums. Amenities include a 2 mile lake, six beaches, an 18-hole championship golf course, 14 tennis courts,17 miles of cross country ski, snowshoeing and hiking trails, and there is a just completed activity center that provides function rooms, a three-lane lap pool and fitness center, a game room, a variety of watercraft rentals, a snack shack for ice cream and beach food, and home to the Recreation Department.

The community is served by three different public school districts: Grantham, Springfield and Enfield. A variety of private day and boarding schools are also available throughout the region.

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Enfield, New Hampshire, with a current population of 4,618 residents, is just about the central hub of the Upper Valley, bordering the towns of Hanover, Lebanon, Plainfield, Canaan, Grafton, Grantham and Springfield. Easy access to Interstate 89 offers commuting convenience to all surrounding towns as well as Concord and Manchester, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts.

Enfield is also the home to the Mascoma Valley Regional School District. Enfield has its own elementary and middle schools and those students move on to Mascoma Valley Regional High School.

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Grantham, New Hampshire

Hanover, New Hampshire

Grantham, New Hampshireis located right off Exti 13 on Interstate 89 and is an easy commute to all Upper Valley towns as well as Concord, New Hampshire. Grantham is a small, rural town that is experiencing rapid growth and presently has a population base of 1,167 residents.

Grantham is the home of the Eastman Lake Community, a wonderful recreational, second home and retirement area that encompasses 3,600 +/- acres in three different towns; Grantahm, Enfield and Springfield. Also, Grantham is the headquarters for the Yankee Barn Construction Company.

The town has its own elementary school; Grantham Village School, K-6th and grades 7-12 are covered by AREA Agreement with Lebanon, NH.

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Hanover is a town along the Connecticut River in Grafton County, New Hampshire. Hanover is home to
Dartmouth College and Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts and offers an active lifestyle that is
thoroughly enjoyed by all. Hanover has a population base of just under 11,000 residents.

Minutes from Downtown Hanover is Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center which includes the 429 bed Mary
Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, The Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic, The Norris Cotton Cancer Center and
Dartmouth Medical School.

Hanover is part of the Dresden School District, the first interstate school district in the nation. The
Dresden School District educates students from Hanover and Norwich, VT in grades 7-12.

Dartmouth College and the US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
(CRREL) are located in town. Hanover is one of only a handful of communities where the Appalachian
Trail passes through the town center.

Hanover is a vibrant community that is an ideal representation of a small college town.

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Haverhill, New Hampshire

Lyme, New Hampshire

Haverhill, New Hampshire, approximately 35 miles north of Hanover right on Route 10 and bordered on the west by the Connecticut River, is a vibrant community with a population of 4,800 residents and is comprised of the villages of Woodsville, North Haverhill, Mountain Lakes, Haverhill Corner, Pike and East Haverhill.

Haverhill is well known for its wide variety of interests, uses and services; Grafton County Superior Court, North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Black Mount with an elevation of 2,320′ in the foothills of the White Mountains, Black Mount Country Club, a very challenging 9 hole golf course, The Oliverian School, private alternative college-preparatory school.

Woodsville Elementary School serves grades PreK-3, Haverhill Cooperative Middle School serves grades 4-8, and Woodsville High School serves grades 9-12.

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Lyme, New Hampshire, with a base population of 1,700, is the quintessential, small New England farm village
that has moved forward to the demands of today’s lifestyles and needs. A beautiful town green, surrounded by
the private residences, two country inns, churches, general store and private offices, offers year round
events, concerts, picnics and parades for towns people as well as visitors.

Lyme is the home of the well known Dartmouth Skiway which offers free skiing for all children who live in
Lyme. Also, Post Pond, a 90 acre private pond for Lyme residents, offers wonderful warm weather fun and
great skating in the winter.

Lyme has its own elementary school, grades K – 8 and then students move on to any one of 6 neighboring high
schools of their choice.

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Orange, New Hampshire

Orford, New Hampshire

Orange, New Hampshire is a small, rural town with a population base of 312 residents. Back roads, open fields and mixed forests are highlights of Orange. And one of the most climbed peaks in New Hampshire is located in Orange; Mount Cardigan is 3,155 feet above sea level and its granite summit offers one of the most fantastic 360º views in the Upper Valley.

Grades K-12 are part of Mascoma Valley Regional school district.

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Orford, New Hampshire is a small rural village along the scenic Connecticut River and has a population of 1,091 residents. Located about 18 miles north of Hanover, New Hampshire and Dartmouth College, Orford is known for its spectacular “Ridge” where there are seven breathtaking residences, built from 1773 to 1838, that were used as summer homes and are now year round residences. These homes are all part of the Orford Historic District.

Orford is part of the Rivendell Interstate School District which is one of the first pre-K thru 12 interstate schools in the country.

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Piermont, New Hampshire

Plainfield, New Hampshire

Piermont, New Hampshire, situated on the Connecticut River to the west and the White Mountian National Forest on the East, affords a quiet, peaceful lifestyle that is hard to find in the Upper Valley. The 688 residents enjoy numerous back roads, open farm pastures and convenient roadways that take them to Bradford, Vermont or south to Hanover, New Hampshire.

Piermont has its own elementary school for K – 8, being a part of the Haverhill Cooperative, high school students have a variety of choices to attend schools in surrounding communities.

Piermont also has two private summer camps; Camp Walt Whitman located on 300 acres along the shores of Lake Armington and Kingswood Camp for Boys on beautiful Lake Tarleton.

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Plainfield, New Hampshire was chartered in 1761 and developed into an agricultural community during the 19th & 20th centuries. Having grown to encompass Plainfield Village, Meriden Village and East Plainfield it now has a population base of 2,444 residents.

Plainfield school systems include Plainfield Elementary, K thru 8th and Lebanon High School, 9th thru 12th, as well as Kimball Union Academy (KUA), a private preparatory school located in Meriden Village.

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