Fat Biscuit to open Aug. 1/Southern-styled comfort food to be offered

By Tom Eastman

CONWAY — Come Aug. 1, the down-home comfort food of the South will be coming north to North Conway Village, as Fat Biscuit Southern Table & Taps is set to open on Seavey Street.

7-26-16-Fat-Biscuit-1From left: Marc Phillips, Shawna Gilmore and Dale Broach at Fat Biscuit in North Conway. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)In addition to all-day breakfasts, fast-service lunch and sit-down dinners, the new eatery will serve coffee, lemonade, plus beer and wine.

Fat Biscuit will not only offer WiFi and a turntable guests can use to play their favorite tunes but also incorporate tablet technology for guests to order from when they enter the restaurant. It will also be used for checkout.

"We want to invite people who want a place to chill out for a cup of coffee and check their email," said Dale Broach, chief operating officer as the finishing touches were being applied this week following a six-week renovation.

The location in the past has been home to such popular restaurants as the Big Pickle, Shalimar of India and most recently Taste of Thai.

The 2,500-square-foot restaurant features 67 seats inside and another 28 outside on the deck under umbrellas. Outside, one can't help but notice the 510-pound model of a black pig, the restaurant's logo.

"I'm still trying to come up with a name," said Broach.

Kayak Kwiz winners announced

By Patti Frasier

There are a variety of activities that appeal to the outdoor enthusiast, and kayaking is one of them. Some kayakers enjoy the excitement of taking the plunge over a 20-foot waterfall, while others enjoy the serenity of gliding across the lake and listening to the call of the loons. Some enjoy the aerobic aspect of the sport, while others just like the camaraderie they share with their friends. But perhaps this excerpt from OutdoorPlay best describes the attraction the sport of kayaking offers:

Taxing Matters: New business return due dates on the horizon

By Michelle Clouse
Special to The Conway Daily Sun

CONWAY — The Fourth of July has come and gone, and for many business owners the mid-summer season is an excellent time to start to look ahead and begin making decisions to prepare for the end of the tax year.

michelle-gamwell-caputoMichelle Clouse of Gamwell, Caputo, Kelsch & Co. (COURTESY PHOTO)Part of this process should include a review of how any recent legislation may affect the business.

Many such tax code changes are passed and signed into law during this time and can be overlooked when included in seemingly unrelated legislation.

One such change, the Surface Transportation and Veteran's Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, passed last summer and contained many changes to the filing due dates of many business tax return filings.

The estate and fiduciary returns, employee benefit plan returns and report of foreign account returns are also impacted by the changes.

These changes go into effect for 2016 tax returns and will impact the due dates for the upcoming 2017 filing season. The changes are as follows:

• For the 1065 tax form (Return of Partnership Income), the due date has been changed from April 15 to March 15.

• For the 1120 tax form (U.S. Corporate Income Tax), the due date has been changed from March 15 to April 15.

• For the 1041 tax form (U.S. tax return for estates and trusts), the extended due date has gone from Sept. 15 to Sept. 30.

• And for the 5500 employee benefit returns, the extended due date has gone from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15.

Wheels: Vehicle titles

By Eric Meltzer

A brand-new car rolling off the assembly line represents years of design, testing and manufacturing. That shiny new paint and new car smell add up to a big investment and years of payments for most people, but it's all but worthless without a small piece of paper.

Zeb's Charitable Foundation aids three local charities

CONWAY — Three charities will receive grants from Zeb's General Store Charitable Fund as part of its program of weekly donations in the month of July to commemorate Zeb's General Store of North Conway's 25th anniversary.
The recipients are Children Unlimited ($2,000), Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum ($1,000) and the Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy ($2,000).
"Each of these organizations have terrific programs for children, which is a key element of the mission statement for the Zeb's Charitable Fund," said Peter Edwards, co-owner of Zeb's General Store. "We are very pleased to be able to add them to our list of charities that have received donations as part of our program of weekly donations in our anniversary month of July. This will be the final week of this program, which will total $20,000 in donations."
The money for the Laura Foundation will be used to assist in a program to teens in the autism spectrum called "Friday Cafe: Making Food and Friends." Friday Cafe was designated to target areas that have been highlighted as problems for autistic teens as they approach adulthood and are impaired in their efforts to secure employment and make friends.
Children Unlimited offers a variety of programs and services for children ages birth to 6 years old. Its staff offers therapeutic development, educational and support services for families with children who have development challenges.
Funds received for Zeb's Charitable Fund will be used to purchase the Creative Curriculum for its preschool classrooms. This will assist its staff in implementing instruction and assessment across classrooms.
The MWV Children's Museum has been a familiar name with the Zeb's Charitable Fund. Its programs have been enjoyed by thousands of local and visiting families. The funding will be applied towards its operating budget.
For more information on each organization visit www.zebs.com, www.childrenunlimtedinc.org, www.thelaurafoundation.org and www.wmvchildrensmuseum.org.