The MWV School to Career Partnership is offering week-long summer programs designed to introduce local youth to the variety of career opportunities available in the valley.
CSI Health Camp
July 8 – July 12 (11th year)
Campers will become CPR certified, learn how to take vital signs, draw blood, suture, perform wilderness rescue, work with surgical simulators and more!
July 15 – July 19t (eighth year)
Campers will build their own project, participate in wood working activities, learn how to use various tools, and visit local construction sites!
Culinary Camp (Camp is full; no more applications being accepted)
July 22 – July 26 (first year)
Sign up your young culinarian to experience the many fascinations of the kitchen. There will be cake decorating and breakfast making. Campers will be able to prepare a 3 course lunch for their parents on the last day of camp.
July 22 – July 26 (second year)
and July 29 – Aug 2
Campers will learn how to plan, design, build, and program a MindStorm robot. Finally, students will compete against each other in robot challenges!
Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2013 05:19
For the sixth consecutive year Mount Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity will conduct a Women Build on Saturday May 11.
Women Build is an annual event conducted during Mother's Day week across the United States. The event is co-sponsored by Habitat for Humanity International and Lowe's Home Improvement. Locally, this event will be at the site of the Mount Washington Valley Habitat affiliate's most ambitious building project to date – North Road Condominiums a Habitat community in Conway (just north of the Kancamagus Highway on the opposite side of Route 16).
Approximately 40 local women, who have already registered, will be guided by about 10 regular volunteer builders to perform several tasks including: installing windows; applying exterior insulation board; beginning to install vinyl siding and framing interior walls. The event will start at 8 a.m. and is expected to conclude about 3 p.m.
The first of the four condominium units to be constructed on North Road will be sold at cost with a 30-year no interest mortgage to Ken and Kate Fowler and their two children. The Fowlers are currently Conway residents who need improved housing for their growing family. The Fowler family will participate throughout the building process by completing at least 300 hours of "sweat equity."
After Women Build, construction will continue on each subsequent Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each week, volunteer builders are given lunch donated by various local restaurants and grocery stores. While the Mount Washington Valley Habitat affiliate is fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteer builders, new volunteers are always invited. No previous construction experience is required.
To learn more about Mount Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity contact 356-3832 or visit www.mwv-habitat.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 06:35
FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Area Rotary will host a tennis tournament at Forest Acres Camp in Fryeburg on Saturday, May 4. First rounds of play will begin at 8 a.m. (players will be notified of start times). There is a rain date of Sunday May 5. The tournament will feature ladies and men's singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. This will be an "open format" featuring elimination rounds for each event. All players' entry fee will include a special donation to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Entry fees are $10 per person and all players/teams are required to bring one can of tennis balls.
The Fryeburg Area Rotary Club is a community and world service organization and the club supports a variety of community projects and youth programs. The club also raises money for scholarships and international programs that address health, poverty and hunger. Everyone is invited to come enjoy the day and support the local Rotary Club. There will be a barbecue throughout the day, raffle prizes and a cash drawing.
The Fryeburg Area Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg and welcomes interested people to come have a free breakfast and experience Rotary up close and personal. For more information on the tennis tournament contact David Chaffee at (207) 240-1643.
Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2013 05:15
CONWAY — Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the fall of New Hampshire's famous "Old Man of the Mountain," Mount Washington Observatory will be offering a special program at its Weather Discovery Center in North Conway on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Mount Washington Observatory life trustee Brian Fowler, a retired engineering geologist and recognized expert on the "Old Man," will discuss how the famed rock profile came to be and why it fell.
Fowler studied the Old Man intensively in association with the construction of Route 93 through Franconia Notch. Probably no one is as familiar with the geological history and structure of the Old Man, or can offer such informed insights as to why the Old Man tumbled from its lofty perch.
Fowler is also a student of the human history associated with the Old Man, including its importance as an emblem of the Granite State and the many attempts to stabilize and preserve it. His presentation will include important facets of the profile's geological and human history, and will also discuss the work of the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund to keep the heritage of the Old Man alive for future generations.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Donations to the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory are welcomed.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 02:00
CONWAY – Hundreds of residents from North Conway and Northern New Hampshire are coming together May 5, 2013, for Walk MS, presented by Biogen Idec. Organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, fund-raising by Walk MS participants helps individuals and families address the challenges of living with multiple sclerosis.
The five-mile route starts and finishes at Schouler Park (Train Depot), 34 Norcross Circle, North Conway. Check-in opens at 9 a.m., and the official start is 10 a.m.
There are more than 2,500 people in New Hampshire known to have MS, which can dramatically impact the lives of as many as seven family members for each person diagnosed. People affected by MS count on the National MS Society to provide MS education, support, advocacy, and services, and to fund cutting-edge research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore lost function, and end MS for future generations.
Donations in support of walkers and teams may be made online, at walkMSgne.org. Click "Donate," select "New Hampshire, North Conway, Donate/ePledge," and enter the individual or team you want to support.
Sponsors that make Walk MS possible each year include Biogen Idec, EMD Serono & Pfizer, Bernie & Phyl's Furniture, Data Associates, Patients Like Me, Acorda Therapeutics, WMUR TV9, Pure Protein, Starbuck's, and Settler's Green Outlet Village.
Additional Walk MS events take place May 4 in Nashua, and May 11 in Laconia, plus there are fall walks in Gorham (Sept. 14) and Keene (Sept. 29). And, the MS Journey of Hope takes place September 29 at Abbot-Downing Elementary School in Concord, to fund patient programs at MS Clinical Care Partners. Find details on all Walk MS events at walkMSgne.org.
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between brain and body and can stop people from moving forward in their lives. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. MS is typically diagnosed between ages 20 and 50, but teenagers and even young children can have the disease. MS affects women nearly three times more often than men. There are more than 18,000 people with MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont; and 2.1 million worldwide.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn more by contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).
Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 02:00