Saturday, June 15
• Those looking to take a step back in time to the Gilded Age should visit the current exhibit at Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains, “The Grand Hotels of the White Mountains.”
• Rescuers found James Clark, 80, of Dublin, Ohio, hypothermic and curled in the fetal position Thursday after he attempted to summit Mount Washington via the Lion Head Trail. He was hiking with two family members but shortly after starting the hike,they left him to hike by himself.
• A New Jersey woman died Thursday while ascending the Tuckerman Ravine Trail on Mount Washington. Fish and Game officers said Sandra Lee, 63, of Mount Tabor, N.J., was hiking with family members and had exhibited signs of hypothermia.
• Seventeen members of the White Mountains Moose Lodge 2705 rolled up their collective sleeves and painted 15,000 square feet of the new Conway Rec Center for free. Rec Director John Eastman called their generosity “second to none.”
Tuesday, June 18
• Retiring Kennett High School Neal Moylan helmed his last commencement ceremony Saturday morning as the 179 members of the Class of 2019 received diplomas before close to 1,000 people.
• Kadence Swift, 18, of Ossipee is the recipient of the first annual R.A.M.S.I.E. scholarship, which was created in memory of a Wolfeboro teen who was killed in a car accident last fall.
• Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang, 44, of New York came to Hobbs Tavern in Ossipee last Thursday and spoke to approximately 75 people on the merits of a trickle-up economy.
• For the first time in the 59-year history of the Mt. Washington Road Race, there was a tie finish last Saturday. Women’s finishers Brittni Hutton of Lubbock, Texas, and Heidi Caldwell of Craftsbury Common, Vt., hit the tape in the same instant, clocking a race time of one hour, 16 minutes, 17 seconds. Also, for a fourth time, Eric Blake, 40, of West Hartford, Conn., reached Mount Washington’s 6,288-foot summit first, finishing in 1:02:52.
Wednesday, June 19
• Monday’s meeting of the Conway Public Library Trustees drew a crowd of 100 or so people, most expressing support for the Drag Queen Story Hour, scheduled to take place Friday, June 29, as part of White Mountains Pride Week and Festival.
• Those attending Fryeburg’s annual town meeting, held last Thursday at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, adopted all articles on the warrant in nearly unanimous votes. Also during the meeting, the clear-cutting of trees that Eastern Slope Regional Airport’s executive committee authorized at Round Pond was discussed and criticized.
• A meeting for people interesting in playing indoor tennis at Cranmore this winter will be June 25, at 5 p.m. at Cranmore Fitness. Cranmore says it is closing the fitness and tennis facility, it is offering to rent the two indoor courts through the winter, according to meeting’s organizer, Mark Guerringue.
Thursday, June 20
• The Conway Planning Board on June 13 gave conditional approval to a proposal by Whitesides Realty Inc. to create a 34-apartment, three-building
complex behind the commercial building housing the Via Roma restaurant in North Conway.
• At Tuesday’s selectmen’s meeting, Finance Director Lilli Gilligan held a $12,176 check from Carroll County. She had been pursuing the PILOT (“Payment In Lieu Of Taxes”) money for years.
• The Madison Historical Society is exhibiting “A Century of Games” this summer, kicking it off with a party Saturday, June 22, from 6-9 p.m.
Friday, June 21
• Conway selectmen are cool to the idea of allowing REI to hold mountain biking lessons in Whitaker Woods, saying they are apprehensive about private companies using public spaces without oversight.
• Accessory dwelling units and home sharing were discussed at a forum on Monday at the Whitney Community Center. It was hosted by the MWV Housing Coalition and Jackson Housing Opportunities Matter, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
• The town’s new recreation center is scheduled to open next Monday in formerly unused space at Kennett Middle School, just in time for summer camp to start, it was announced on Tuesday.
• After some debate on where to put it, selectmen on Tuesday decided the new radio tower for emergency responders should be next to the Conway Police Station on the side facing East Conway Road.