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Mountain Ear closing its office and shifting focus to North Country

Once a cultural institution, the Ear has been in slow decline since the Eastmans leftCONWAY — Although there has been no official announcement from the publisher, a former calendar editor and feature writer for The Mountain Ear said she was told by the magazine's editor that Salmon Press was closing...

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Tele-Talk responses: What recreational uses would you like to see for the Marshall land?

There were 10 responses to this week’s Tele-Talk question: “What recreational uses would you like to see for the Marshall land?” One person suggested it should be a replacement for other recreational facilities. Three mentioned equine facilities, two suggested a swimming pool/aquatic center and one the development of a swimming...

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Peter G Boucher: Staff should pick up trash dumped at park

To the editor:On Monday, July 21, I notified the staff of Echo Lake State Park by phone that someone had dumped a load of garbage on a down sloping stretch along the shoulder of Cathedral Ledge Road, and that I saw a bear at that site picking through the mess....

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William Marvel: The Lost Summer

  It was just last week, or the week before, that I caught a drowsy bear wandering between my chicken pen and woodshed and chased it away with snowballs scooped from one of the shrinking snowbanks. It can’t be more than a few days since my wife mapped out a 2000-square-foot...

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Parsons to lead writing workshop Aug. 21 and 23

SANDWICH — A two-day participatory outdoor writing workshop with long-time The Conway Daily Sun hiking columnist Ed Parsons, is being offered by Sandwich's Yeoman's Fund for the Arts.Participants will write in nature, and ideally at home as well. The workshop is therefore being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m....

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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

Denmark Arts Centers presenting Maine-made movie 'Bluebird' Aug. 24

DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center located at 50 West Main Street in Denmark, Maine is showing "Bluebird," a made-in-Maine movie, Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. A beautifully shot film, created by Maine native Lance Edmands in Millinocket, Maine in the depths of winter and starring John Slattery of "Mad Men," "Bluebird" is...

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Sares wins in Canada, but falters in NH

CONWAY — North Conway resident Ted Sares recently won first place (in the 75-79 Masters Class) at the prestigious Eastern Canadian Pro-Am Wars held at the Wandlyn Inn in Amherst, Nova Scotia near the Bay of Fundy tides. It was his eighth win in his last nine events and included a (second) career best in the squat. The three day event was on live stream and included a seminar by legendary lifter Brandon Lily creator of...

Real Estate

Home of the Week: Wake up at the beach!

MADISON — Imagine waking up and looking out at your own sandy beach on a crystal clear New Hampshire pond. Spend your summer on the water's edge relaxing, swimming, sunbathing, fishing, boating and barbecuing. This will be where your best memories are made!


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...


Escape the stress of work at Nash Stream State Forest

By Ed ParsonsKim Nilsen's book "50 Hikes North of the White Mountains" has increased awareness of some good hikes up north. When my friend Carl from New York came up this summer for his vacation from running a biochemistry lab at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he needed to...

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Valley Voice

Adaptive athletes make their mark on Mou…

Adaptive Sports Partners of Franconia celebrated at the summit after they ascended the Mount Washington Auto Road in the fourth annual Bank of New Hampshire Sunrise Ascent. Chester Eastwwood of the Eaton Village Store was among the ascenders. (COURTESY PHOTO)By Tom EastmanMOUNT WASHINGTON — Many personal milestones were recorded on...

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