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Verizon, Go Wireless Re-opens In A New Location!

The weather was beautiful last Friday, September 9th. This was probably due to Mother Nature’s happiness that she can now get the latest iPhone – The iPhone 4 at the new and improved Verizon store, Go Wireless, located at 1465 White Mountain Highway in North Conway.

Thank goodness the weather was wonderful, because their grand re-opening boasted a brand new location, new services and new products, food, music and a great turn-out. They’re open 10am – 6pm Monday through Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sundays. With friendly staff and convenient hours, you can be working with the latest in communication technology easily and quickly.

On hand for the grand reopening are (from left to right): Bryan Shepherd (Go Wireless Rep), Dale Niemi (Verizon Wireless Account Manager), Carrie Jones (Store Manager), Janice Crawford (Executive Director of the MWVCC), Chris and Patti Jones (Owners), Steve Sher (Go Wireless Owner), Peg McLusky (Verizon Wireless District Manager).

“We would like to thank everyone for coming out and we look forward to fulfilling all of your Verizon Wireless needs. In the coming months we will be offering great new tablets and the iPad 2! See you soon!”

Be sure to stop by the new and improved Go Wireless, Verizon at 1465 White Mountain Highway in North Conway for support and services with all of your communication needs. For more information contact 603-356-3555.

This Tuesday – A How-to Guide For The Shoreline Permitting Process!

White Mountain Home Builders and Remodelers are hosting exciting and informative programs every second Tuesday of the month at 6pm! Join them for their monthly meetings, held in The Legends Room at the Eastern Slope Inn. Have a bite to eat from Flatbreads, discuss topics facing builders today and network. Sessions are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. This includes dinner. For more information call 603-356-9455.

Here is a sneak preview of what they are offering this September and October:

Tuesday, September 13th, Eric Buck, RLA, ASLA, landscape architect and co-owner of Pollock Land Planning LLC will be giving a step by step discussion on how proper site and landscape design can help navigate through the shoreline permitting process.

With recent regulation changes and the ever-changing economic climate it is important to assure that projects can get through municipal and state review without delay. As demonstrated through the application process of two real-world projects, visitors will witness, first-hand, how a systematic approach can get their projects from conception, to construction. The seminar will discuss how to efficiently meet the requirements of the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act without sacrificing overall project goals.

This layperson discussion will demystify what is often seen as a daunting, and challenging process, and leave visitors with the knowledge and confidence that they need to get their shoreline projects approved.

Tuesday, October 11th, Tom Messier will be bringing the topic, “Insurance is not a ‘Commodity’.” This presentation will focus on the idea that not all liability policies are the same. Tom will teach you what to look for in a policy to make sure you’re getting the best coverage for the amount of money you’re spending.

He’ll break down the coverages in simple terms and take the mystery out of your policy so you can get the most out of your insurance program.

Give Your Karma A Lift!

In addition to all of the services they already provide, Fast Taxi has released a new bus called the Karmic Konnection Koach.

It’s powered by the Golden Rule and runs from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week and runs between Conway and the Scenic Vista. Call dispatch at 356-0000 to be picked up! This is the first bus in this area that’s on a ‘pay what you can  system’.

What goes around comes around, in this case it’s the good luck coming to pick you up!

Telling Tails Training Offers New Classes!

Come Take A Look at Telling Tails Training’s
September Class Schedule!

And if you and your dog are looking for new tricks and training or to improve upon existing skills…
Enjoy our Treibball Workshop (pronounced Tryball!)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This class focuses on recalls, targeting and impulse control
This is the perfect introduction to dogs and owners looking to get into the sport of Ball Herding!

Go to our website for details on all that we have to offer, along with what’s happening in the local dog community under the “FYI” tab!

Learn To Play The Ukulele!


A North Conway Music Shop Music Clinic

North Conway, NH – The North Conway Music Shop is pleased to present a variety of exciting musical guests and learning sessions right here in Mount Washington Valley. They’re free, and held at the North Conway Music Shop which is located just North of North Conway Village.

Free to the public – everyone invited!

This Tuesday,  October 4th, 6PM to 7:30PM we are featuring:

Uke ‘N Play Uke

This clinic is hands on, so bring your Uke and your questions. Ukes are available for purchase before or at the workshop starting at $29.95. The clinic is free!

How do I sign up?
Admission will be available at the door the day of the clinic, but early sign up is advised. Call (603) 356-3562 to get on the list or come by North Conway Music Shop located just North of North Conway Village.

Who should attend?
Everyone interested in learning about and having fun with music. Beginners and experienced players, your interest is all that’s needed. Call 356-3562 for more info.

The ukulele, commonly known as the uke, originated in Hawaii in the 19th century and become very popular on the mainland USA during the early 20th century.

The uke is currently enjoying a renaissance in popularity and can be found in various styles of music including folk, rock, jazz and classical. The uke is a simple instrument for beginners to learn, yet also expressive and expansive in the hands of the masters.

Seth, our clinician,  will demonstrate some basic chords and strums for beginners, and then progress to advanced techniques including how to arrange chord-melody style, combining melody and chord accompaniment on one instrument.

About the clinician:

Seth Austen plays fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, dulcimer and more, specializing in American roots styles including traditional old time Appalachian, fingerpicking blues and bottleneck, swing, bluegrass, Celtic and New England contradance music; also Eastern European folk styles such as klezmer, Balkan and Scandinavian.

Seth regularly performs with duo partner Beverly Woods; has written various instructional books for Mel Bay; recorded, produced and played on over 50 albums; and composed music for films.

In 1981, Seth was a triple winner at the prestigious Walnut Valley National Flatpicking Championships, Winfield, KS, placing in fingerstyle guitar, mandolin and fretted dulcimer categories.

Seth teaches private lessons and group classes in the region.

You can visit Seth on the web at


Get More from Life. Get a Library Card.

CONWAY, NHThe Conway Public Library invites your business to be part of our library card membership drive! September is national Library Card Sign-up Month and the Conway Public Library will be promoting the benefits of a library card throughout the MWV using our slogan, “Get More from Life.  Get a Library Card.”    We are looking to partner with area businesses.  How?  We are asking businesses to offer a discount or a “deal” when customers show their library card between September 1st and October 15th.  We think this is a perfect opportunity for area businesses get some business while at the same time encouraging residents to get a Conway Public Library card.

What’s in it for you and your business? The Conway Public Library will advertise your discount offer in our Library Connection column in the Conway Sun, during our September Drive Time spot on 93.5 WMWV, on the homepage of our website (, and with flyers that will be distributed throughout the valley.  We also will send the information to the area schools and have it as we recruit library card users at parent nights as well as at places such as Shaw’s Supermarket.  It’s an easy way to promote community collaboration, encourage library use, and advertise, too!

Lastly, getting a FREE library card is easy.  Area business owners are welcome to get a Conway Public Library card (just bring in proof that your business is located within the Conway taxpayer area)!  What about your employees?  All residents of Albany, Eaton, and Conway may register to get a free card with proof of physical address.  If you have staff members who live outside of Conway, consider letting employees use a Conway Public Library card held under your business’s name.  All students and teachers in the Conway school System may get free cards as well (please bring your school id card).  If you have any questions, call the library at 603.447.5552 or visit our website at

Today’s libraries provide all kinds of information and materials for fun, work or study. The Conway Public Library is no exception. September is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind everyone that a library card is the best deal in town!  If you are interested in having your business participate, please call Tara or Janis at 603.447.5552 or via email at or jminshull@conwaypubliclibrary.orgThe deadline for business registration is Wednesday, August 31st at noon.  (Reminder: the promotion will run from Sept. 1st – October 15, 2011.)  Thanks!

Conway Public Library, 15 E. Main Street, PO Box 2100, Conway, NH 03818


Saturday, August 27th Front Porch Quilt Show and Lunch at the Remick Museum and Farm

Thursday, August 04, 2011- Join us for the final concession lunch of the season and Front Porch Quilt show on Saturday, August 27th from 11am to 2pm.

Delight in the beauty and creativity of our area quilters who will showcase their art on our front porch. Watch as we unveil our special children’s paper quilt along with our collection of historic Remick Family quilts. Sit a spell in Marion’s Garden and listen to live music while savoring complimentary lavender lemonade and Aunt Gertrude’s blueberry cake.

Illustration by Kathleen Johnson of the Remick Museum’s front porch.

Join our guided tour of the farm at 11am or stroll through the Captain Enoch Remick House, listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, at 1pm. Pack a picnic lunch or purchase a home-made farm fresh lunch from 11:30-1:30.

Museum admission is $3 and children ages 4 and under are free. Admission includes tours and activities. The Remick Museum and Farm is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth Village, open Monday-Friday (10am to 4pm) and Saturday (10am-3pm). For more information please call toll free 1 (800) 686-6117 or (603) 323-7591. Visit us online at


Want to know more or refresh your computer skills?

Sign up for some Computer Classes this Fall with Computer Port

Basic Computer Series:

Tues Sept. 13:  Basic Computing (point-n-click, keyboard shortcuts, right-click menus)

Wed Sept 14:  Control Panel (add/remove software, maintenance, security, backups)

Tues Sept 20:  Navigating Your Hard Drive and more (locating, storing, organizing, moving and editing files including pictures)

Wed Sept. 21:  Computer Safety and Internet (Using the internet and safety tips)

 MS OFFICE 2010 Series:

Tues Sept 27:  MS Word Basic

(Correcting Docs, Enhancing, Saving, Mailings, Previewing)

Wed Sept 27:  MS Word Formatting (Tabs, Indenting, Styles, Headers, Page No.)

Tues Oct 4:  MS Word Advanced (Templates, Fancy Text, Background, Tables, Tracking)Excel Starter

Wed Oct 12: MS Excel (introduction to Microsoft Excel)

NEW this FALL:

Tues Oct 18:  Quickbooks (for beginners and intermediate)

Wed Oct 19:  Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In)

 Classes are 5-7pm and are Located at Computer Port

 (we’re next to Discount Beverage)

1130 Eastman Road, North Conway, NH

Cost is $35 per class *Quickbooks is $50 per class

We reserve the end of each class for your questions, so bring your list. If we can’t answer your questions, we will get back to you.  If you use a laptop, please feel free to bring it – you will be able to work with your own files and software!

 Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call (603) 356-7161 * Minimum 2 students to run the class.  We will reschedule if needed.

Farm Fresh Brown Bag Lunch available Wednesday August 24th at the Remick Museum and Farm

TAMWORTH, NH – Don’t miss our farm fresh brown bag lunch on Wednesday, August 24th from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth Village.

It’s a brown bag lunch day at the Remick! Bring your lunch home, to the office or enjoy it at one of our picnic tables. Watch the baby animals frolic in the summer sun while you enjoy a sandwich or entree salad, side dish, preserve or pickle sample and dessert. Menus are based on seasonal foods and will be posted on our online calendar. Children’s lunch includes a PB&J, snack and dessert or a half portion of the adult menu. A gluten free option is available if requested 24 hours in advance.

Come for lunch and make a day of it! Tour the farm or join in activities. Tours begin at 11am; visit us online to see our complete tour and activity schedule.

Brown bag lunches are $6 per adult and $3 per child. Lunches do not require reservations and are on a first come, first served basis. A menu will be posted during the week of.

Admission to the Remick Museum is $3 per person and includes tours and the activity of the day. Children ages 4 and under are free. The Remick Museum is open Monday-Friday (10am to 4pm) and Saturday (10am-3pm). For more information please call the Museum’s Visitor Center at (603) 323-7591 or toll free 1 (800) 686-6117. The Remick Museum is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth Village. Visit us online at


Part 5 “Garden Thyme: Preserving the harvest for beginners” Friday, August 19th at the Remick Museum & Farm

Dill pickles made at the Remick Farm

TAMWORTH, NH –  Don’t miss our last “Garden Thyme” session on Friday, August 19th at 10am, “Preserving the harvest for beginners” at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm.

During the last in a series of hands-on garden discussions, we will demonstrate modern preserving methods of freezing, dehydrating and will also touch on pickling. “Garden Thyme” is a 5-part series covering a range of helpful topics for the beginner gardener. No reservations are required to attend and visitors are welcome to drop in anytime after 10am. Cost is $5 per person and includes admission to the Museum.

The Remick Museum and Farm is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth, NH. Open Monday-Friday (10am to 4pm) and Saturday (10am-3pm). For more information please call the Museum’s Visitor Center at (603) 323-7591 or toll free 1 (800) 686-6117. Visit us online at to see more upcoming programs.


Mount Washington Observatory to host 3rd Annual Sunset Soiree

“Life is short… eat dessert first!”

NORTH CONWAY, NH – The Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center invites you to join on September 10th for an enchanted epicurean affair on the Northeast’s tallest peak!

Our third annual Sunset Soiree will begin at 5:30pm with a chauffeured motor coach ride to the summit of Mount Washington, where a sumptuous selection of desserts will await your indulgence. As twilight falls we will uncork the champagne and take to the observation deck, where we’ll toast the setting sun from the tallest point in the Northeastern United States. Then, at dusk, we’ll enjoy a chauffeured ride back to Wildcat for an elegant dinner by the renowned Thompson House Eatery of Jackson, New Hampshire. The evening will conclude with artisan chocolates, coffee and an artfully curated silent auction featuring the work of acclaimed White Mountains photographer Jim Salge.

Tickets to this exclusive event are $100 and may be purchased online or by phone at (603) 356-2137, x230. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, helping to support our work in weather observation, research and education on Mount Washington.

Reservations are requested by September 7, but this event always sells out, so purchase your tickets now to make sure you don’t miss out.

On behalf of the staff and trustees of the Mount Washington Observatory, I thank you for your support, and look forward to seeing you at this remarkable event!

Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association Auction

NORTH CONWAY, NH – The Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association invites the community to their annual auction on August 20th, at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, at 6:30pm. “The Starving Artist Auction & Dance” is the signature fundraising event of the Arts Association and is essential for keeping the arts thriving in the Mt. Washington Valley. This year’s event is unique in offering fine art donated by local and regional artists of the organization including, Jan Eskedal, John Girouard, JP Goodwin, Rebecca Klementovich, Carl Owen and Sean Stull. Other donated auction items will include vacation experiences, a helicopter ride, handcrafted furniture, recreational activities and fine dining. It promises to be a fun evening of dancing to the music of DJ Cooper Fox, and the excitement of a silent auction and a raffle.

The Live Auction portion of the evening will be led by Janice Crawford, Executive Director of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. A cash bar will be available and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Artists, members of the organization and the community are encouraged to support the arts and bring friends to this exciting event. Tickets can be purchased for $25.00 each at Association’s Visual Arts Center or Vintage Frameworks, both at Norcross Place, North Conway and through PayPal at The Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association is an independent, community focused, non-profit organization which exists to promote the study, appreciation, and display of the visual arts, particularly the art of the Mt. Washington Valley. We provide educational opportunities for the study, appreciation and practice of fine arts and crafts to artists and community members of all ages and abilities.

Through the generosity of our donors and the support of the community, the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association will continue to be a leader in building the arts community in the Mt. Washington Valley.