ice en The Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest Festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Hanford Mills Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in East Meredith, NY is having their annual </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ice Harvest Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on February </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from </span>10am<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to </span>4pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Ice harvests were once an essential part of winter in rural communities. Before there was refrigeration, ice was needed to preserve agricultural products and to keep food cold in the warmer months. Ice Festival attendees can take part in a traditional ice harvest! They’ll walk out on the frozen mill pond to help cut and maneuver blocks of ice using historic tools. The ice will be transported by sled and then packed in the Museum’s traditional ice house.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82666 at The Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest Festival Snow, wintry mix expected in N. new England <p>CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As residents in northern New England dig out of the big snowstorm, they're anticipating headaches from the next storm, which is expected to bring a combination of snow and freezing rain.<br><br>The National Weather Service says more snow was expected Monday morning. It will gradually change to sleet, freezing rain and rain.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:47:59 +0000 Associated Press 57552 at Snow, wintry mix expected in N. new England