Local News

Femme Fatales of the North: Danger! Women! Art!

28-04-2017 Hits:199 Local News

By Terry Leavitt Kristen Pobatschnig (left) and Rebecca Klementovich are the art collaborative "Femme Fatales of the North." (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)CONWAY — Women, mountains, danger. Such were the images that abstract painters Kristen Pobatschnig and Rebecca Klementovich hoped to bring to mind by naming their collaboration, "Femme Fatales of the North." The evocative title seemed to work, with their work being highlighted on WMUR's "New Hampshire Chronicle" and in the May issue of New Hampshire Magazine with a story called "Remarkable Women 2017: Artists to Watch." The collaboration began shortly after Pobatschnig, 32, of Conway first visited Klementovich, 47, at her Bartlett home. "I...

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk: Should the Conway School Board continue to sancti…

28-04-2017 Hits:68 Tele-Talk

A week after several Kennett High students found themselves in the vicinity of a shooting in Paris on April 20, most Conway School Board members said they believe it's still safe for students to travel abroad for educational trips. But one board member disagreed. "Europe is a war zone," said Mark Hounsell, "and I'm not going to vote to send one of our students into a war zone." This week's Tele-Talk: Should the Conway School Board continue to sanction educational trips abroad for Kennett High students? Call 733-5822 Saturday and Sunday and leave your comments on our machine. You may fax your...

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Valley Voice

Getting Trumped ...

19-01-2017 Hits:2289 Valley Voice

By Tom Eastman
AND SO THE TRUMP ERA begins. With today's inauguration in Washington, D.C., the focus of the nation — and the world — is all on what's happening down there in Malfunction Junction, a story that is bound to be captivating for at least the next four years.No matter our political leanings, we should all be Americans first on this day — not Republicans, Independents or Democrats. It's about celebrating our democracy. I wish the country and the 45th president well, but like so many others, I have my fingers crossed. And that's not "Fake" news: that's the truth. Among...

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Outdoors

National forest encourages visitors to plan ahead

17-05-2013 Hits:27576 Outdoors

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, you may be planning to visit the White Mountain National Forest. Whether you are thinking about a get-away-from-it-all camping experience, your first hike of the season, or a scenic drive along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, forest officials encourage you to plan ahead.

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Real Estate

The pitfalls of procrastination: Start your home hunt or lis…

25-04-2017 Hits:90 Real Estate

By Erik J. Martin Buyers aren't the only ones who can have remorse — sellers can feel the pangs of compunction, too, as evidenced by the findings of a recent study that indicates how real estate-related delays can lead to disappointments. A Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends survey report reveals that the top regrets among home buyer and seller respondents were not beginning their home search punctually (indicated by 28 percent of buyers) and not prepping their home to sell early enough (as voted by 30 percent of sellers). With homes for sale in shorter supply during this spring buying season...

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Business

Lowes workshop gets women ready to frame Habitat home

25-04-2017 Hits:337 Local Business

Barbara Reilly, vice president of the local chapter, was spearheading Women Build Day and ensuring all necessary steps are taken to receive the grant, including putting on the informational clinic that sets up for the actual build day (May 13). While corporate Lowe's approves the grants, it is the local store that must work on the ground with Habitat. Tyler Avery, who recently became store manager at the North Conway store, says they "are always looking to do more locally." And so a group of apron-clad women gathered on April 18 to listened to red-vested employees explain the difference between common studs...

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Upcoming Events

Jim Hrdlicka: There must be something more than this

28-04-2017 Hits:79 Letters

To the editor:Recently, I listened to a tune: “There must be something more than this,” on a local radio program. Are you living your life with the lyrics of this song ever present on your mind? If so, know that there’s a better way forward.Do you live with chronic emotional or physical pain? Do you struggle with drug and alcohol addiction? Are you in debt? Are your relationships unhealthy; are you confused, anxious or lonely? Are you tired of being tired? There must be something more than this, and there is!We were created for meaningful lives. If you’re ready for...

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Calendar

Ongoing Calendar - Thursday (2)

04-07-2012 Hits:6371 Ongoing Calendar

THURSDAYS Conway Area Lions Club. Club meets the first Wednesday and third Thursday of each month. The Thursday meetings are socials at various locations. For more information, visit www.conwayarea.org. Mount Washington Valley Arts Exhibit. An exhibit entitled "Radiance" will be in two locations on Mondays through Fridays in January and February. The Main Street Gallery is open for business in the lobby of the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Met Coffee House and Gallery is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Both venues are on Route 16 in North Conway Village. High-Intensity Aqua...

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Community

Miss Mount Washington Valley Teen to be crowned Sunday

28-04-2017 Hits:55 General

BARTLETT — The 2017 Mount Washington Valley Teen scholarship event will be held on Sunday at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center in Bartlett. Teens in grades 7-12 will vie for scholarship money, and one will be crowned Miss Mount Washington Valley Teen. New this year, young men will be participating. There are not enough participants to crown a Mr. Mount Washington Valley Teen for 2017, but each will receive a scholarship award. The goal is to grow the program for next year. The public portions of the event begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday. A pre-show event, the 2017 Princess...

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Opinion

Jim Hrdlicka: There must be something more than this

28-04-2017 Hits:79 Letters

To the editor:Recently, I listened to a tune: “There must be something more than this,” on a local radio program. Are you living your life with the lyrics of this song ever present on your mind? If so, know that there’s a better way forward.Do you live with chronic emotional or physical pain? Do you struggle with drug and alcohol addiction? Are you in debt? Are your relationships unhealthy; are you confused, anxious or lonely? Are you tired of being tired? There must be something more than this, and there is!We were created for meaningful lives. If you’re ready for...

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Sports

Winter Sports Preview: Fryeburg girls eye deep playoff run

11-12-2015 Hits:10461 Sports

By Lloyd Jones FRYEBURG — "Tougher, Faster, Smarter" — that's the mantra of the Fryeburg Academy girls basketball team this season. With no seniors on last year's team, the Raiders return a full cast of characters from last year's playoff team, and are out to make their mark on the hardwood this winter. Coach Sean Watson is looking forward to his season and eager to see his troops play to their potential. "I think we may have played the most competitive preseason schedule in the state," he said. "We played all Class AA teams that are all playoff contenders and three might be legitimate...

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