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Entrants sought for Mud Bowl Parade's Open Class

By Tom Eastman CONWAY — The 32nd annual Mud Bowl “Tournament of Mud Parade” is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in North Conway. The parade and overall Mud Bowl theme is “Muddy Game Shows.”

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TELE-TALK: What issues and races are most important to you heading into the September primary?

There are numerous contested races to be decided in the Sept. 9 primary. The winners of these races will advance to the general election in November. The race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate is drawing a lot of attention, with Scott Brown, Jim Rubens and Bob Smith vying...

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Susan Rheault: What happened to moderate, constructive Republicans

To the editor:In the coming 2014 election we should continue to see the Republicans doing badly among women and minority voters. The Senate races may tilt to the Republicans because, apart from Ted Cruz, Senators tend to be more moderate to appeal to a wider base. The House of Representatives...

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Nicholas Howe: On The Nose

The word processor regiment in the army of the electronic revolution promised a new golden age for writers, no more scratching along with pencils and the poorly-designed nibs in their pens, no more inky fingers with leaky fountain pens, which, now that I think if it, may be the real...

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Bike for Books plans mountain bike raffle

With the arrival of the 13th year of the North Conway Public Library’s annual Bike for Books fundraiser the library has decided to hold a raffle for a Specialized Hardrock mountain bike. The hardtail bike, donated by Stan and Dan’s Sport-Bike Shop for the event, features a  75mm-travel front suspension...

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Barbara Ray: Gibson Gleanings: Dining room closed on Friday, May 16

  Barbara Ray: Gibson Gleanings: Dining room closed on Friday, May 16 Some people are born gardeners. In the summer, you see them out in their yards watering and fertilizing their plants. No weed dares land in their flower beds. The displays are both beautiful and breath-taking. I am truly envious of...

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Upcoming Events

Arts in Motion presents 'Tom Thumb' at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse Aug. 22

CONWAY — Arts in Motion Theater Company presents "Tom Thumb" at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse on Friday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m. The free, open to the public performance is the product of Theater-rific, Summer Theater Camp, a week long camp for children ages 8 to 12. Campers have been...

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Golf: Know the rules and the decisions

By Joe Soraghan “Golf is neither a microcosm of, nor a metaphor for life. It is a sport, bloodless sport, if you don’t count ulcers.” — Dick Schaap, Author and Reporter PGA Touring Pro, Cameron Tringale, disqualified himself from the PGA Championship that was held two weeks ago at the Valhalla Country Club. This is not unusual in the game of golf. Most players take great pride on how they conduct themselves on the golf course. Golf...

Real Estate

Home of the Week: Custom home is just a chip shot away from the eighth fairway at Hales Location

Hale's Location is one of the best places to own a golf home in the White Mountains. Just five minutes from North Conway Village, at the base of Whitehorse Ledge, this scenic community has gorgeous mountain views, the neighborhood is extremely well kept, owners get free membership in the country club, and the taxes are low!


Badger is new governor of Key Club for New England and Bermuda

By Lloyd Jones Malcolm Badger is the newly elected Key Club district governor for all of New England and Bermuda. (LLOYD JONES PHOTO)CONWAY — It's already shaping up to be a busy school year for Malcolm Badger, and classes haven't even started yet at Kennett High School. The senior from Jackson, who participates in three sports for the Eagles, will also have a major role in Key Club this year — he's the newly elected Key...


Revisiting a Christmas hike on Blueberry Ledge Cut-off

Wonalancet Brook on Christmas morning, 2013. (ED PARSONS PHOTO)By Ed ParsonsThursday was the first day of my two-day outdoor writing workshop called Woodland Sketches, sponsored by Sandwich's Yeoman's Fund for the Arts (the next and final day is today, Saturday, Aug. 23). It went very well. Six of us met...

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Valley Voice

Summer on the wane

Bruce Grubb (left) and Roy “The Skiing DJ” Prescott of WMWV 93.5-FM’s “Blues Summit” program are shown at the White Mountain Blues and Boogie Fest, held Aug. 15 through 17 at the Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton. Chicago blues man Nick Moss and his band (background) wowed ’em with their...

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