Jun 272017
 
New Hampshire July 4th

New Hampshire July 4th

New Hampshire July 4th celebrations are plentiful. In fact, you might have a harder time deciding which ones you don’t want to go to than finding one in the first place.

 

15th Annual American Celebration in Portsmouth

On July 1st, 3rd, and 4th, the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth has a festival in honor of the country’s anniversary, featuring activities ranging from 1940s-style swing dance to a Naturalization Ceremony for new citizens to the Old-Fashion Field Day event.

2nd Annual Light Up the Sky in Salem

Nearby Salem High School celebrates its second year hosting this 4th of July event with food, drink, and activities that include dancing, fire safety trailer tours by the Salem Fire Department, and even the singing competition Salem Idol.

Big Island Pond Fireworks Show

A lake that stretches from Atkinson through Darry and Hampstead, the Big Island Pond is an awesome place to be for the annual fireworks show. The date is currently set for July 3rd, but if the event is rained out it will be moved to the next day on July 4th. The show begins at 9:15pm.

Fireworks Over Wolfeboro Bay

This one’s a bit of a drive from Hurlbert Toyota’s hometown of Epping—an hour drive, to be exact—but the spectacle of the July 4th  parade followed by fireworks over Wolfeboro Bay that evening is an event that can’t be missed.

We at Hurlbert Toyota picked out our favorite New Hampshire July 4th events for you to check out. Of course, these are only four of them, and there are plenty more out there.

Aug 192016
 

August is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to waste the rest of your summer. Take one last day trip to the beach and embark on a adventure to Appledore Island, just a half hour outside of Epping. Located among the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire, Appledore Island walking tours continue throughout August and welcome guests aboard a ferry out to the beauty of this idyllic island.

Appledore Island

What do the tours include?

The tour departs from the UNH Pier at 10:00 AM on any of the chosen dates (make sure to register in advance, however, as tickets are selling fast). Children must be at least 10 to come along, with ticket prices coming out to $50 per adult and $40 per child. The tour itself consists of guided, educational experiences in which guests will learn about the importance of fishing among the Shoals Isles and the natural flora and fauna which live on the island. You’ll even get to visit the Shoals Marine Lab and view microorganisms underneath a microscope.

The Appledore Island walking tours span several miles of wild terrain and last for several hours, so make sure you keep water on you and pack a big lunch. You certainly won’t want to miss having a picnic lunch on the acres of scenic ocean views and natural beauty the island provides you.

Nov 032014
 

A new cargo van is helping feed the hungry in Exeter, New Hampshire. The van, worth over $35,000, was donated to The Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry by the Exeter Area New Cars Dealers Association, which includes Hurlbert Toyota, a non-profit collaboration between car dealers in the area. The Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is using the new van in order to deliver meals to members of the city who are in need.

“The new van will be used transport tons of supplies and food – about 135 tons” says Cleo Castonguay, Exeter’s Society of Saint Vincet de Paul’s president.

In 2012-2013, the nonprofit had donated over 269,700 pounds of food, with a value of $730,000. These food items went into making over 190,000 meals. For the 2014 year, $1 million dollars worth of food has already been distributed.

The van includes trunk doors that open all the way so they touch the sides of the vehicle, which eliminates excess space when trying to back the vehicle right up to a loading dock, a rear-view camera that allows the driver to maneuver in reverse safely, and a sunken floor that adds on an additional foot of space for cargo.

Apr 282014
 

In Control Crash Prevention

If you’re a teen or parent of a new driver, you’ll want to take advantage of the In Control Crash Prevention classes coming up at Pease Airport in Portsmouth this weekend. Thanks to sponsorship from Hurlbert Toyota and the Exeter Area New Car Dealers Association, you’ll be able to save $200 on the defensive driving course by following these easy steps:

  1. Visit driveincontrol.org and click “Reserve a Course”
  2. Register
  3. Enter discount code: “EANCDA200

This deal is good for drivers under 20 years old. If you’re over 21 or want to attend the course with your teen, you can still save $75 by using the code “HurlbertToyota” when you register. You can also reserve a course online at 888-301-SAFE and mention the discount.

In Control is a non-profit organization that offers the first certified crash prevention training program in the nation. They’ve trained 25,000 students of all ages, many of whom enjoy insurance discounts after completing the course. Research has shown that graduates of the class have a 70% reduction in crashes compared to the average population.

This Sunday, May 4, the governor’s husband Tom Hassan plans on attending the 8am course, so it’ll be a great chance to meet him.

Regular price for this course is $350, so this offer is too good to pass up and you can’t put a price on the safety of your teen driver. You’ll also enjoy further savings on a car insurance discount that you may be eligible for after taking this certified course. Check out Channel 5’s piece on the class below. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the classes and check out the FAQ section of the website.

Oct 212013
 

2013 Trick-or-Treat schedule and Halloween activities for Epping and the surrounding area

2013 Halloween Activities and Trick-or-Treat

There are plenty of Halloween activities going on near Epping this weekend.

Halloween isn’t officially until next week, but there are plenty of events starting this week in the Epping area. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite local Fall and Halloween attractions as well as the local Trick-or-Treat schedule. Continue reading »