Local News

Fun on the snow — and off — during February vacation weeks

17-02-2017 Hits:223 Local News

By Terry Leavitt A tubing group at King Pine Ski Area in Madison. (COURTESY PHOTO)CONWAY — With the recent bounty of snow, and the promise of sunlit days and crisp, clear nights, this year's February vacation week is shaping up to be the best ever, according to local ski areas, business leaders and innkeepers. Vacation week is traditionally the busiest time of the season for resorts and other tourism-related businesses in Mount Washington Valley, and most area attractions plan special activities to make the week even more memorable and fun. Christmas can be busy, said Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director...

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Teletalk

Tele-Talk: Have you had your fill of snow, or are you ready …

17-02-2017 Hits:51 Tele-Talk

With 43.6 inches having fallen just this month and another month of winter ahead, have you had your fill of snow, or are you ready for more? Call 733-5822 Saturday and Sunday and leave your comments on our machine. You may fax your responses to 356-8360 or e-mail them to news@conwaydailysun.com. Comments can also be posted on The Conway Daily Sun's Facebook page. Results will be published Tuesday.  

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Valley Voice

Getting Trumped ...

19-01-2017 Hits:618 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:24619 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

Jason Robie: Finally family focuses

09-02-2017 Hits:187 Real Estate

By Jason Robie Well, we have finally decided to grow our family. We have arrived at that point where the 32-ounce French press coffee maker is not quite big enough for those weekend mornings. We have upgraded to the 50-ounce coffee maker so we can both enjoy a second mug of coffee on those lazy Saturdays. OK, in reality she now gets three mugs and I still just have one. While we are very fortunate to live in this amazing part of the country, it turns out there is more to buying a home than hundreds of miles of hiking trails. I...

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Business

WMCC to offer associate's degree in welding

14-02-2017 Hits:174 Local Business

That includes recent graduate Walter Luikey from Glen, who at 80 years young, completed a welding certificate and returned to work with the Eastern Millwright Regional Council's New England Local Union No. 1121, one of WMCC's welding program's hallmark partners. Millwrights are precision craftsmen who install, upgrade, maintain, diagnose, and repair complex and intricate machinery for many industries. Continuously employed throughout his career, he took his updated skill set and past experience running his own business to update his skills and further advance his career. The base for WMCC's program is the Advanced Welding Certificate, a full-time, two-semester program. Graduates learn...

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Upcoming Events

Roderick Forsman: Addiction center request should be denied

17-02-2017 Hits:50 Letters

To the editor: White Horse Addiction Center's request for county government money runs up against a First Amendment issue, often referred to as "the separation of church and state." Federal and state Constitutions are very clear about not using public tax dollars to support sectarian, religious organizations. Within the very being of religious organizations is the goal of promoting their faith-based views. The center openly acknowledges that it is a "Christian-based organization." When operating, it will "offer a Christian experience ... anyone who walks through the door will get care." Yes, and I warrant that they will also get a strong dose of religious...

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Calendar

Ongoing Calendar - Thursday (2)

04-07-2012 Hits:3781 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

Winners announced for Valentine's Day quiz

17-02-2017 Hits:108 General

By Patti Frasier CONWAY — Although the Oscars won't take place for another week, The Conway Daily Sun just completed its own awards ceremony by announcing the three winners of the newspaper's Valentine's Day Movie Quiz.

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Opinion

Roderick Forsman: Addiction center request should be denied

17-02-2017 Hits:50 Letters

To the editor: White Horse Addiction Center's request for county government money runs up against a First Amendment issue, often referred to as "the separation of church and state." Federal and state Constitutions are very clear about not using public tax dollars to support sectarian, religious organizations. Within the very being of religious organizations is the goal of promoting their faith-based views. The center openly acknowledges that it is a "Christian-based organization." When operating, it will "offer a Christian experience ... anyone who walks through the door will get care." Yes, and I warrant that they will also get a strong dose of religious...

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Sports

Winter Sports Preview: Fryeburg girls eye deep playoff run

11-12-2015 Hits:7643 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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