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Jackson Town Column: Final Old Library Evening before summer April 25

Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. will be the last Old Library Evening before summer. Roger and Sarah Isberg will be hosting their fifth in the OLE series at the library this month, with more music and magic. If you haven't been yet, this is your chance, during vacation week. All are welcome, and may bring instruments and voices to participate. Refreshments will be served, and donations gratefully accepted.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:58

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Library Connection: Saying goodbye to youth services librarian Janis Minshull

The Conway Public Library will say goodbye and good luck to youth services librarian Janis Minshull at the end of April. The former Director of the Lindenville Library in Vermont joined the staff in July of 2007, creating programs for young adults and children, selecting quality materials to add to the Youth Collections, and visiting daycare facilities in the Conway area. Her dry humor and "can do" attitude will be missed. Everyone at the library wishes her all the best in the move to Maine!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 04:39

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Lovell Town Column: Dave and Peg Mason swimming laps to raise donation for the White Mount Aquatic Center

Dave and Peg Mason are going to swim laps to raise donation for the White Mount Aquatic Center in Intervale. This couple, who now live in Fryeburg, Maine, was a very important part of the Lovell scene for ages. Both keep fit by swimming twice a week in Intervale. Dave just turned 97, can't reveal Pegs age because friends don't do that, but Peg keeps fit trying to keep up with Dave.

Dave and Peg will swim their laps as part of the second annual Weneedapool Challenge that will take place during the week of May 5 to 10. The week will be full of different events to prove that a new facility is needed to fulfill the need of those who like to swim or would like to swim. It's evident from the waiting list for programs that there is a need for a larger facility. The Mountain Aquatic Foundation is in charge of the challenge which will take place at the White Mountain Aquatic Center located at the New England Inn.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 04:35

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Fryeburg Town Column: Met Opera Live in HD presents Cosi Fan Tutte at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center April 26

I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter weekend. The community Easter egg hunt was well-attended by local children and the Easter bunny was on hand to greet everyone. I'd like to thank the members of Fryeburg Recreation for sponsoring this wonderful event. Three thousand candy-filled eggs were scooped up in a matter of minutes by well over 100 children.

I'd also like to thank the businesses in town that donated items for the raffle: Papa's Florals and Gifts, Oxford House Inn, Lupine, Northeast Gems, and Vacationland Campground. And as always, thank you to all of the families who purchased tickets and brought their families to enjoy this great event.

The Met Opera Live in HD presents Cosi Fan Tutte on Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Music director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Lake Region Caterers will provide lunch in the lobby at 12 p.m. Call (207) 787-3327 to reserve a meal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 04:29

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Eaton Town Column: The Snowvillage Inn closed for dinner through May 1

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Easter with family and friends.

You might want to go get a hot cup of coffee or tea before you read the next few words. On Monday, April 14, Marnie Cobbs and Candace Maher (Eaton's famous "Ice Queens"), ran into Crystal Lake and got completely wet. Now remember, the lake is still mostly frozen. From the beach part way out to the middle of the lake is a watery pathway formed by snowmobiles. Yes, the ladies ran in right there, and even they both said, "It was cold!" Candace said that if they hadn't done it that day, they never would have.

On a warmer note, The Snowvillage Inn will be closed for dinner from April 22 through May 1. So, no Locals' Night this week (April 22) or next (April 29). When they reopen for dinner on May 2 there will be a new menu and new days when they will be serving — Thursday through Mondays. The next Locals' Night will be on Monday, May 5. More information to follow.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 04:20

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