Library Connection: It's all about the money

The Conway Public Library is hosting several financial literacy talks this spring with a mission of providing a path to a higher peace of mind, security and empowerment.

On Tuesday, April 4, learn about living trusts, estate planning and power of attorney, presented by Pamela Smillie Esq. at 5:30 p.m.

Fryeburg Town Column: Bob Marley to perform at Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center March 30

Maine's own Bob Marley is coming to Fryeburg Academy's Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Marley's brand of high energy and off-beat observations of everyday life has captured the minds of fans of all ages. From hosting his own special on Comedy Central to appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Marley has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country. You don't need to be a "Maine-iac" to laugh yourself silly at his wicked funny antics.

Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Fryeburg Academy Class of 2017 Project Graduation. You can pre-order tickets online at, or by calling the box office at (207) 935-9232.

Jackson Town Column: Author Jeremy Davis to present 'Lost Ski Areas of the White Mountains' at the Whitney Community Center March 30

Jackson Police Chief Chris Perley wants to take a moment to let you know about a new rule regarding accident reports in the State of New Hampshire. These rules effect your ability to obtain a report should you be involved in an accident that requires one. New Hampshire RSA 260:14 states that only the N.H. Divsion of Motor Vehicles has the authority to release state accident reports. This rule is in keeping with the N.H. Driver Privacy Act. This act is designed to protect your personal identification information from being obtained improperly. As you are aware, driver and vehicle information contains a lot of sensitive material. This information is needed by the Police, and ultimately the DMV, to complete accident reports that are required by law. The Driver Privacy Act tries to balance the needs of the State with the privacy interests of individuals.

One way of fulfilling this goal is to control access to accident reports by requiring all requests to go through the State DMV. Although somewhat more officious than in the past, this law is designed to protect YOU and your personal information. As such, the Jackson Police Department is prohibited from filling accident report requests from any individual, business or insurance company. All such requests must be made through the NH DMV using a specific form entitled, Form DSMV 505. These forms are available on-line from the DMV or as a service to our residents, also available at Jackson Police Headquarters. Officers of the Jackson Police Department will also distribute them at accident scenes if requested. Of course, as always, if you have any question, don't hesitate to ask.

Jeremy Davis will be presenting "Lost Ski Areas of the White Mountains" at the Whitney Community Center on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. The White Mountains of New Hampshire are world-renowned for the array of skiing opportunities offered to every skier, from beginner to gold medal Olympian. Today, over a dozen resorts entice tourists and locals each year with their well-manicured trails, high-speed lifts and slope-side lodging. But scattered throughout this region, the ghosts of former ski areas can still be found. In the White Mountains alone, 60 ski areas have closed since the 1930s.

Lovell Town Column: Jodi Smith to hold Easter egg decorating class

Congratulations to all those who volunteered to make the benefit supper for Joyce and Karl Furtado last Saturday night a huge success. The food was great the atmosphere was neighborly, proving that small towns help their own when there is a need. Organized by the Lovell Fire Department, the Delta Masonic Lodge 153 and the Lovell United Church of Christ, the large attendance showed what a great job they did for the couple. Three cheers.

Don't forget to get those tickets for the Bob Marley show on March 30 at 7 p.m. This is a fundraiser for Project Graduation for the Class of 2017. Marley is well-known to the folks in this area and he's funny. Tickets are available online at or the box office at (207) 935-9232.

A reminder that Jodi Smith is holding another class on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those who'd like to learn the art of Pysanka, the art of decorating Easter eggs. Pysanka is a long tradition and a lot of fun. To take part you must notify the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library to sign up.