Saturday, Aug. 17
• In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Mount Washington Valley residents Brian Smith, Ronda Gates and Geoff Burke looked back on their experience of the “Three Days of Peace and Music” in August of 1969.
• Mud Bowl returns Sept. 6-8 with the world championships of mud football in North Conway Village. This year’s theme is “Mudeo Games” — as in video games.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
• The North Conway Grand Hotelis appealing the Conway Planning Board’s decision to approve a Market Basket to the New Hampshire Supreme Court after losing in Carroll County Superior Court.
• A group calling itself Carroll County Broadband seeks to bring high-speed internet access to every home and business in the county and is seeking letters of commitment from each town by Sept. 1.
• British adventurer James Ketchell dropped into Eastern Slope Regional Airport in Fryeburg, Maine, over the weekend during his personal quest to land in every mainland U.S. state and eventually circumnavigate the globe in an open cockpit gyrocopter. Ketchell finished his U.S. journey in Vermont on Sunday.
• The Route 16 corridor through North Conway was shut down for about 15 minutes Sunday afternoon as local firefighters battled a truck fire. No one was injured.
• The genius and fine eye of late artist Ernie Brown were celebrated with an “Absent Artist” show at a temporary gallery at Settlers Green in an exhibit of about 40 paintings.
• Emily Smith-Mossman, executive director of North Country Cares, which hosted its sixth annual clothing, backpack and toiletries giveaway event, said the event was the organization’s best Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
• School officials are concerned about the $10,000 in debt the Conway School District acquired during the 2018-19 school year in students’ unpaid breakfasts and lunches.
• Kennett High School teacher Andy Shaw, who was convicted of disorderly conduct last week in Conway’s Circuit Court, had his teaching certification suspended by the New Hampshire Commissioner of Education, but that suspension was to run concurrently with a suspension that was imposed by the school board and which has already expired.
• A two-car crash Tuesday at the intersection of North-South Road and Seavey Street in North Conway resulted in a woman being taken to Memorial Hospital.
• With all 18 units of Phase One of the Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore sold and seven contracts signed for the 19 units planned for Phase Two, Cranmore Mountain Resort officials gathered with business and political leaders for a groundbreaking for the second condominium project.
• Mount Washington Valley Trails Association was awarded a $20,000 grant from the REI Co-op to help support the North Conway Recreation Path.
Thursday, Aug. 22
• Brownfield, Maine, residents overwhelmingly passed a new water extraction ordinance at a special town meeting to replace one from 2004. Both ordinances are aimed at protecting the Ward’s Brook Aquifer, which Brownfield shares with Denmark and Fryeburg, Maine, from excess water extraction.
• U.S. Forest Service presented a Citizen Stewardship and Partnerships Volunteer and Service Award to Home Depot store manager Brad Bousquet and his employees in recognition of the store’s assistance in restoring the historic Bartlett Lodge on the Bartlett Experimental Forest over the past two years.
• Conway resident Ray Shakir called for a community-wide discussion of short-term rentals (“Airbnbs”) at the Conway selectmen’s meeting. He believes such rentals are against residential zoning because homes are now being used as businesses.
• Presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, Ind.) was scheduled to attend a house party at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, Aug.25, at the home of Pat Pustell, at 36 Navajo Trail, Ossipee. The event, hosted by the Greater Ossipee Democrats, is open to the public; RSVP at tinyurl.com/y5wy8fua.
• More breakfasts and lunches were served in the Conway School District last year in the first year under a privatized contract with Cafe Services’ Fresh Picks, and Conway School Board approved another agreement with the company for the 2019-20 school year.
Friday, Aug. 23
• Three twenty-somethings who own the food truck company Cheese Louise took on the town of Conway over regulations they said were pushing their business away; they told their tale with rap on social media. Town officials said the company failed to follow town regulations.
• New Kennett High School Principal Kevin Carpenter talked about his goals for the upcoming school year.
• Police said a moment of inattention by a young driver caused a single-car rollover crash in Fryeburg, Maine, on Tuesday.
• State and local police said they plan to have extra patrols in the Mount Washington Valley during Labor Day weekend to look for impaired drivers.
• Conway Parks and Recreation wrapped up its first season in its new location at Kennett Middle School in Conway Village. The department will have an official grand opening on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
• Steven Brandon of Brighton, Mass., was rescued on Mount Washington after injuring his leg while hiking on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. He hiked out to the Mt. Washington Auto Road with assistance.