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Why are people dumping ice on their heads?

Local golf pro Wayne Sprouse, who is battling Lou Gehrig's disease, is one of the reasons By Tom Eastman CONWAY — The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds and awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has taken on a local focus. Efforts are under way to raise funds for local Hale's Location...

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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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White Mountains Community College offers a variety of learning options to fit any learner's needs

Early in the online education initiative, White Mountains Community College began to offer a small list of 100 percent course offerings. As interest grew, so did the offerings. Today, online learning is said to be the future of higher education. While this may be true nationwide, online learning is much...

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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: 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

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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