Folk artist to perform benefit concert for humane society

BROWNFIELD — Folk artist Cheryl Wheeler will perform a benefit concert for the Conway Area Humane Society on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Stone Mountain Arts Center.

"Cheryl Wheeler has to be seen to be appreciated," says her website. "Nothing you read and nothing you hear from her albums prepares you for how good a performer she is. You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Cheryl's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter, Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O'Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea and Holly Near. If they think she is great, then you owe it to yourself to learn more if you aren't familiar with her."

Tickets are available on line at, or call (207) 935-7292. Tickets are $35 for the show, and dinner seating is available before the show. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a cocktails in the barn, and concert and dinner seating begins at 6pm.

The Conway Area Humane Society is a non-profit, all-inclusive animal resource center. The revenue generated by program services, retail and resale shops, adoption and other shelter fees covers less than 40 percent of the annual budgetary needs of the organization. The Conway shelter depends on the continued support of the local community, events, grants and donations from individuals to close these anticipated budget gaps.

The shelter is located at 223 East Main St. in Conway. Visit for more information, or call (603) 447-5955.


Friday night program at Fryeburg Academy canceled

FRYEBURG — A musical performance scheduled for Friday night at Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy has been canceled.

Sumner McKane, producer/composer of "In The Blood" and "The Maine Frontier," was scheduled to perform an original musical score to the silent film, "Nanook of the North."

Next on the schedule for the arts center is the Met Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 28, to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast, which takes place Saturday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m.

Pre-order tickets online at or call (207) 935-9232.

Film watchers' group being formed

A Mount Washington Valley film watchers' group being formed.

Starting this winter and running weekly year round, film fans are invited to join other like-minded people to watch and discuss a wide range of films in an unstressed social setting. Much more personal than the theater, and more social and fun than watching at home, this new group proposes to fill an entertainment niche long unavailable in the community.

The brainchild of local film buff Charles Scott, films will be chosen each week by the consensus of the group. Sources will be private collections, local libraries and the Internet. There will be no charge to attend, just bring your own snacks.

The group will form itself, and the first screening will take place once the level of interest is known and a suitable setting is agreed upon. For more information and to sign up, email Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,


North Conway Public Library announces second annual iPad mini raffle winner

north-conway-public-library-winner-ipad-2016North Conway Library director Andrea Masters, right, presents raffle winner Jenn McAdams of Kearsage with an iPad mini. (COURTESY PHOTO)CONWAY — Jenn McAdams of Kearsarge won the North Conway Public Library's second annual iPad mini raffle.

"The odd thing is we were just about to buy a new iPad as our old one has been getting very slow lately,'' said Jenn's husband, Terry, when notified of the win. The drawing was held on Dec. 23, 2015, at the library.

A total of $820 was raised with proceeds benefiting the North Conway Public Library, said library director Andrea Masters. Tickets sold for $5 each or 6 for $20.

"I was happy to make a donation to the library when buying my raffle tickets,'' said Jenn McAdams, a former teacher, who also makes her home in Nova Scotia. "It was icing on the cake that I won.''

McAdams is a huge fan of the Library and its staff.

"I often brag about this library to friends, about how much better this library is than the large city libraries where it is a rarity for someone to go above and beyond," McAdams said. "Even though we live in the Mount Washington Valley for only six months of the year, I love this library. I am there at least once a week, often twice a week. The collection of books is wonderful and I have read many new books I would not even have known about if it weren't for the large display of non-fiction books near checkout. I have learned many fun and interesting things as a result.''

Masters, whose assistant Joan Kurtz pulled the winning ticket, thanked everyone who participated in the raffle.

"Unfortunately, there can only be one winner and people know this. Yet, we collected more than $800. That tells me that their love of our Library and supporting us is a driving force. Thank you.''

The North Conway Public Library is a privately funded library that is free and open to the public. The library receives no regular funding from the town of Conway, the state of New Hampshire, or the federal government. The library depends on donations, corporate sponsors, and fundraising efforts like this.

For more information, visit or call the library at (603) 356-2961.