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I sing the songs that people need to hear.” —Etta James

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torum claiming victory in the Iowa caucuses after a recount and voters in this conservative state apparently still in flux in the hours before the primary, Romney’s senior strategist offered a grim assessment on Friday: Romney could lose. In what appeared to be a broad campaign effort to dampen expectations before the primary, Romney said in a short press briefing here, “I said from

the very beginning that South Carolina is an uphill battle for a guy from Massachusetts.” Suddenly, Romney is being challenged in a way he has not been previously in this race. His political operation remains the class of the field in terms of money and organization across the country, and he has a detailed plan for accumulating the delegates necessary to win the nomination.

Scientists pause research on strain of bird flu (NY Times) — The scientists who altered a deadly flu virus to make it more contagious have agreed to suspend their research for 60 days to give other researchers around the world time to discuss the work and determine the best way to proceed. A letter explaining the decision is being published in two scientific journals, Science and Nature, which also plan to publish reports on the research, but in a redacted form omitting details that would let other researchers copy the experiments. The letter is signed by the scientists who produced the new, more

contagious form of the flu virus, as well as by other leading flu researchers. The scientists say their work has important public health benefits, but they acknowledge that it has sparked intense public fears that the deadly virus could accidentally leak out of a laboratory, or be stolen by terrorists, and result in a devastating pandemic. A national biosecurity panel in the United States has already taken the unusual step of asking the scientists to keep part of their data secret to prevent others from reproducing their work.

Vote on piracy bill delayed

WASHINGTON (NY Times)— Congressional leaders on Friday indefinitely shelved two antipiracy bills that had rallied the Internet and rocked Capitol Hill, dealing a major defeat to the traditional media industry while emboldening a new breed of online political activists. Using a medium that helped organize protests against the legislation, Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, announced via Twitter that the vote would be delayed. But he indicated that the issue, which had been scheduled for a vote Tuesday, had not died. “There’s no reason that legitimate issues raised about PROTECT IP can’t be resolved,” he wrote, referring to the Senate bill by its shorthand name. “Counterfeiting & piracy cost 1000s of #jobs yearly. Americans rightfully expect to be fairly compensated 4 their work. I’m optimistic that we can reach compromise on PROTECT IP in coming week.” In the House, Representative Lamar Smith, the Texas Republican who is chairman of the Judiciary Committee, called off plans to formally draft his version of the antipiracy bill next month.

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Healing the Heart of Democracy Book Study Group. There will be a book study group meeting Saturday mornings, beginning in January, to discuss the book “Healing the Heart of Democracy,” by Parker J. Palmer. The group plans to meet Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb.11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Cook Library in Tamworth. The group is free and welcomes all to come and join in discussions about restoring civil discourse to big political issues. Elisabeth Swiriduk and Jean Haley will lead the discussion. For more information call Jean at (603) 340-0615. To register for the book discussion email Elisabeth at: learn@getsmarter.com or call 323-9779. January Supper. The Conway Village Congregational Church will hold a roast turkey supper from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church (the little brown church) in Conway Village. The cost is $12 per person and $5 for children age 12 and under (children under age 5 are free.) ‘Peter Pan: The Musical.’ presented by Arts in Motion Theater Company is presenting “Peter Pan: The Musical” at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg, Maine at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or reserve by calling 207-935-9232 or visit www.artsinmotiontheater.com. Young Mountaineers Nature Club. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is excited to continue Young Mountaineers, a weekly nature club for children interested in exploring the world around them and taking a closer look at the workings of natural systems from 10 a.m. to noon, through Feb. 4. Students in grades one to four are invited to meet at Tin Mountain’s Nature Learning Center. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions. For more information call 447-6991 or visit www.tinmountain.org. Tracking Snowshoe with Rick Van de Poll. Explore the wildlife offerings of the Sandwich area with naturalist and environmental consultant Dr. Rick Van de Poll. Meet at Tin Mountain Conservation Center at 9 a.m. to carpool or meet at the Mead Center in Sandwich at 10 a.m. Reservations requested; call 447-6991. Ben Kilham Speaking At Green Mountain Conservation Group Annual Meeting. Green Mountain Conservation Group’s 14th Annual Meeting and presentation by Ben Kilham will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

www.valleypromotions.net. Mushers Bowl. 2012 Mushers Bowl Winter Carnival, Sponsored by Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 21 and 22. Dog sled races and rescheduled to Feb. 18-19 due to conditions, but other events will take place this weekend. Weekend event buttons are $3 each and include: dog sled rides, snowshoe hikes, horse drawn rides, ice fishing contest for youths under 16, “Freezin For A Reason,” ping pong tournament, dodge ball massacre, skate with the Portland Pirates mascot, baked bean supper, dance and more. For more information visit www.mainelakesmushersbowl.com or call 647-3724. Conway Contra Dance. The first dance of 2012 in the Conway Contra Dance series will be held tonight in the lovely hall at Tin Mountain on Bald Hill Road in Albany. There will be a potluck supper starting at 6:30 p.m., with the dance starting promptly at 7:30 p.m. and running through 9:30 p.m. Music will be by Fish of a Feather, with Byron Ricker calling the dances. The dance is family-friendly and comfortable for new or novice dancers. All dances will be taught. There will be no sit-in musicians for this dance. Call 207-625-3334 or check the Facebook page “Conway Contra Dance” for weather cancellation updates after 3 p.m. on the day of the dance. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12, max $15 families. Call (207) 625-3334 or (603) 447-2295 for more information. Military Salute Weekend. Attitash hosts its fifth annual military salute and division duel, with events and specials all weekend for veterans and active duty personnel and their families. For details visit www.attitash. com. Knitting Open House At Waldorf School. The White Mountain Waldorf School will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the topic of the benefits of knitting. At the open house people can learn to knit, meet other knitters, take a tour of the school and learn about other aspects of the Waldorf Education and why it works. For more details on the open house, or the benefits of knitting call 447-3168, or email info@whitemountainwaldorf.org.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 23 Morning Book Group Meeting. The Conway Public Library’s Morning Book Group gathers at 10:15 a.m. to discuss “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. This lively group is open to all comers. Join them for coffee and conversation on the third Monday of each month. For more information call 447-5552. Mountain Storytellers Guild. There is a meeting of the Mountain Storytellers Guild at 6:30 p.m. Beverages are provided. Bring a finger food to share. The first half hour is for planning events, then the stories begin. Listeners are welcome, too. For more information call 447-5552. PainCare Ribbon Cutting And Open House. PainCare will hold an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Red Barn Center, 1976 White Mountain Highway in North Conway. Tour the facilities, meet the staff of PainCare and learn how they help with all types of pain management ranging from Arthritis to Fibromyalgia, Neuropathies to Sciatica and more. For more information visit their listing or call (800) 660-4004. see next page

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from preceding page Alcoholics Anonymous. Every Monday, Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Conway Methodist Church Hall on Main Street in Conway Village from noon to 1 p.m., the Women’s group meets at First Church of Christ, North Conway, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and at the Gibson Center in North Conway from 8 to 9 p.m.

ONGOING SATURDAYS Snowshoe Tours. The Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation will conduct a weekly guided snowshoe tour departing from the touring center in Intervale every Saturday at 1 pm (weather permitting). Reservations for the tour and an event pass, which includes the two hour guided tour and use of the network trails for a full day, are required. If you need rentals for the tour, plan to arrive early. Call 356-9920 to make your reservation. The touring center is located at Ragged Mountain Equipment at 279 NH Route 16-302 in Intervale, next to the Scarecrow Pub. For complete details, visit MWVSkiTouring.org. Conway Contra Dance. Conway contra dance season opens Sept. 17 in Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s hall on Bald Hill Road in Albany. There will be a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., followed by the dance starting promptly at 7:30 p.m. and running through 9:30 p.m. Admission will remain at $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12, and $15 for families. All dances are taught. Music will be provided for this dance by Puckerbrush, with Eric Rollnick calling. Dances will be scheduled third Saturdays of the month, September through May. Call (603) 447-2295 or (207) 625-3334 for more information. Kids Tree House and History Tree.

The Mount Washington Valley Childrens Museum located on Route 16 in North Conway has a safe indoor tree house for kids to play in with near by History Tree exhibit for children to learn about history. Hours of entertainment in the other exhibits as well. Free admission with Healthy Kids Gold card. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 356-2992 or visit www.mwvchildrensmuseum.org. Thrift Shop. The thrift shop at Christ Episcopal Church, on Pine and Main Streets in North Conway is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Resale Shops To Benefit Animals At Conway Shelter. Retails Boutique features upscale clothing and accessories and is located in Norcross Place across from the Courtyard Café. ReTails is open Tues. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Harrison House is located at 223 East Main Street at the driveway entrance to the shelter and features household goods and much more. The Harrison House is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please Call (603) 447-5605 for more information. Prayer Meeting. Ossipee Valley Bible Church in West Ossipee will hold a prayer meeting at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday morning. For more information call 323-8212. Indoor Yard Sale. The Brownfield Community Center has an indoor yard sale the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rent a space for only $5. Thrift Shops In Lovell And Fryeburg. The thrift shop of the Lovell United Church of Christ on Route 5 in Center Lovell, Maine is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call Peg at (207) 935-7528. The thrift shop at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Fryburg, Maine is open from 9 a.m. to noon. Puppy Playground. Join Four Your Paws

Only on Route 16 in North Conway every Saturday morning for puppy or dog socialization and playtime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 356-7297. Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting at the Gibson Center in North Conway from 8 to 9 p.m. Al-anon. Al-anon Family Group meets every Saturday from 8 to 9:15 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church on Whittier Road in Tamworth.

ONGOING SUNDAYS Children’s Story Time. Children’s Story Time is from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays in November and December, at Chocorua Public Library. Brownfield Community Church Sunday School. Brownfield Community Church Sunday School has opened for the season as of Oct. 23. The same experienced teachers are welcoming 5 to 8 year olds at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Dana Cunningham at The Little White Church. The Little White Church in Eaton will be open to the public every third Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. Pianist and composer Dana Cunningham will be leading what she describes as an emergent, present-moment-directed hour of music both sung and instrumental, as well as poetry, silence, and the spoken word. The content of the time together is offered with the intention of creating space for stillness, gratitude, and increased awareness of what needs our attention most. All are welcome, regardless of belief system or lack thereof. Kids Chorus. Does your 7-12 year old child want to sing? Do you want to learn about singing in a fun, dynamic way? The Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum chorus may be the right fit. Sarah Waldron and Candance Maher along with

guest teachers and volunteers will lead the chorus from 2 to 4 p.m. It will be ongoing and will work toward performance opportunities in the valley. For more information call 356-2992 or visit www.mwvchildrensmuseum.com Little Green Closet Thrift Store. The Thrift Store is now open for discounted children/maternity clothes. Located in the Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum on Route 16 North Conway next to Stan and Dan Sports. Hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 356-2992 or visit www.mwvchildrensmuseum.org. Gym Flyers. An indoor radio control model flying activity every Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ossipee Town Hall gym. For all age groups. Children under 12 years with family adult supervision. This is hosted by the Mount Washington Valley Radio Control Club. The cost is $2. Flyers under 12 are free. For more information call 520-0944. Zen Meditation. Zen meditation takes place at Creative Sole Studio, 175 Main Street, Conway, with silent sitting and walking meditation from 8 to 9 a.m. and Zen reading and discussion from 9 to 10 a.m. This is a new location; Creative Sole Studio is located above the laundromat across from Kennett Middle School, beginning April 3. The entrance is on the end of the building closest to the post office. Open to the public; $5 donation suggested. For information or questions, contact Terry Leavitt, 452-8821. Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners. Alcoholics Anonymous beginners meetings are every Sunday at Memorial Hospital in the walk-in clinic from 3 to 4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting at the Gibson Center in North Conway from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and at the Conway Village Congregational Church on Main Street in Conway Village, from 7 to 8 p.m.


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season at Bridgton. “He was most definitely our ‘go-to’ guy,” Marcella said. Many former students and fans might remember him for a onehanded diving grab that the head coach considers “one of most spectacular catches (he’s) ever seen.” After corralling the football, Cruz “twisted and landed flat on his back. The whole sideline erupted,” Marcella said. At Bridgton and later at UMass, Cruz was mostly an inside receiver who used speed and size to exploit mismatches with linebackers or cover safeties. He’s been used in a similar slot role with the Giants, where Cruz is a complement to Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham on the outside. Cruz wasn’t drafted out of UMass but was signed by the Giants as a free agent before the 2010 season. He had a strong preseason where he caught four touchdowns and made the Giants’ roster, but he got hurt early in the season and didn’t catch a pass. This year, after another Giants receiver left in free agency, Cruz received the chance to be an everyday player and made the most of his opportunity, Marcella said. Cruz isn’t the first player to reach the NFL after doing a term at Bridgton, but he’s definitely the most successful. Tight end Jermaine Wiggin, who also completed a year at Bridgton

Academy, caught 236 passes for 2,141 yards and 14 touchdowns during his seven-year NFL career, which included a Super Bowl win with the New England Patriots in 2001. Marcella says Cruz was always a top-tier athlete, but unlike other players who have the pieces but never flourish in the NFL, Cruz made the most of his chances. “What happened is he got into a camp with New York Giants and was able to capitalize on that opportunity. Some people get that opportunity and they don’t perform,” Marcella said. “He was a different story.” Marcella last spoke with Cruz when he was still at UMass, but he’s enjoyed watching his former player succeed. “Anytime you get to see one of your former players on TV getting that of publicity, that’s great, that’s the ultimate dream,” he said.

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IN REVIEW

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Saturday, Jan. 14 * Mother Nature comes through with up to 9 inches of snow just in time for the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. • Students from New Hampshire and Maine will take part in the first Mount Washington Valley robotics competition today at Kennett High School. * Former Fryeburg resident Mary-Lou Nash returns home to Maine for the Christmas holiday from her South African vineyard.

Kennett High School hosted a robotics competition. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

Tuesday, Jan. 17 * A former Madison firefighters has been indicted on five felony-level arson charges in connection with a rash of fires in June. * Two men arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a TD Bank customer have been indicted by a grand jury in Carroll County Superior Court. * A propane leak forces an evacuation at Staples in North Conway. The office supply store reopens a few hours later. * Two teachers -- Lassie Pratt and Barbara Hagman -- are granted early retirement by the Conway School Board. * County commissioners have awarded a $375,000 contract for installation of wood-pellet boilers for the new nursing home. Wednesday, Jan. 18 * George Cleveland, grandson of President Grover Cleveland, meets with Ron Paul, contender for the Republican presidential nomination. * The budget committee begins its review of the $31.9 million Conway school budget. * Conway police budget is up about $300,000 for 2012. Commissioner Theresa Kennett tells the budget committee the budget is meant to reflect what the department actually spent, on average, over the last three years. * Leanne Smith, of North Conway, finishes 10th in the World Cup Super G competition in Italy.

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IN REVIEW Tele-Talk Does county government serve an important function? State Rep. Gene Chandler suggested at a recent Eggs & Issues breakfast forum that county government could be eliminated. Carroll County government includes the sheriff's office, registry of deeds, nursing home, county attorney's office and a farm. The budget is set by a group of 14 state representatives and managed by three county commissioners. Chandler said it's unnecessary for the county to have a nursing home when private companies can do the same work, and he said some of the duties performed by the sheriff's department should be done by State Police. He also mentioned rising costs at the jail. "Let's get in the real world, folks," Chandler said. "County government slides under the radar screen and I think it needs to be brought to the forefront because it's having a real big impact on your taxes." But commissioner Dorothy Solomon defended county government, saying local control is important to New England residents, and county government helps ensure that. This week's question is: Does county government serve an important function?

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* Roger Marcoux and Heather Leach launch a new aerial robotic photography business. Thursday, Jan. 19 * State Rep. Gene Chandler, of Bartlett, says county government is expensive and could be abolished. * Sean Doherty, a 16-year-old biathlete from Conway, has been the top American in two biathlon events this week in the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Austria. * Fare is just $2, but it costs an average of $150 per rider for the Blue Loon to provide bus service from Wolfeboro to Conway. A Conway lawmaker is questioning the financial efficiency of the service. * Conway police come close to an armed standoff when they respond to a house where a man was trying to break into a gun cabinet, but the incident ends peacefully. Friday, Jan. 20 * A West Side Road couple was lucky to live to see

their 63rd wedding anniversary after a malfunctioning boiler nearly killed them twice. Both times, carbon monoxide detectors saved them from being poisoned. * A search committee has been formed to find the next principal for John Fuller School. Mark Zangari, principal for 26 years, is retiring at the end of the year. * An argument between a Wakefield man and county commissioners nearly spins out of control, and a sheriff's deputy is called in to keep peace during the commission meeting. * The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has acquired conservation rights on nearly 6,000 acres of land surround Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch. * Lack of backup power at the Conway recreation center leaves a "big hole" in the town's emergency plan, Conway emergency management director Steve Solomon tells selectmen. The recreation center is used as an emergency shelter. * County commissioners have hired a Portsmouth attorney, Daniel Schwarz, to investigate an employee grievance against commissioner Asha Kenney.


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Gingrich showed contempt for the plodding, go-along attitude of the old GOP, personified by House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel of Illinois, whom he toppled. Thus Gingrich, with greater affinity for the National Federation of Independent Business than for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, may be the true engine of change in Washington and in the broader modern political culture. This change occurred roughly during a period when the Democrats, under the leadership of House Majority Whip Tony Coelho of California in the 1980s and later under Bill Clinton in the 1990s, began a groundbreaking offensive to cultivate business groups (and seek contributions and support from commercial interests). These groups once were firmly in the GOP camp, so much so that White House insiders, and even the president himself, expressed surprise about the influence of the bond market on the Clinton administration. It was a small leap from Gingrich's positions in 1995 to his blistering criticism this winter of former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts as a corporate viper who put profits ahead of people, just the sort of phrase that used to tumble effortlessly from the lips of politicians who opposed Gingrich's party. Now, Barack Obama is putting together a campaign effort that all but writes off the greatest legacy of a president he reveres, Franklin Roosevelt. It is not so much President Obama's temperament that veers him away from blue-color voters as his reading of the political landscape — and perhaps his political circumstances. "We know that blue-collar workers have been especially hard hit and that definitely affects their views," says Adam Seth Levine, a Cornell political scientist. "Even in divided government, Americans blame the president and his party for the bad economy. That makes them more likely to identify as Republicans." As a result, Obama is assembling a coalition that doesn't depend on the voters that were the mainstays of the presidential coalitions of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter and even Clinton — though it is telling that each president in that string was less committed to the old formula than was his predecessor. Political coalitions change over time, rendering them almost unrecognizable from century to century. The 19th-century Democrats, with strong religious-conservative elements, opposed many of the principles now associated with the party, especially a strong central government and civil rights. The Republicans, with a strong elitist and reformist tint, advocated a strong federal government and openness to rights for newly emancipated slaves. Now the parties — always changing, more often being led than leading — seem to be etching new profiles. The old chestnut of Leuchtenburg's lectures, that you always could count on blue-collar workers to be Democrats, is no longer true, just as the reason for that iron rule of politics -- the vast mass of unionized voters in auto plants steel and textile mills — has faded. Parties in and out of office campaign for change, but the biggest change of all sometimes comes within the parties themselves. That's the biggest story of Campaign 2012 thus far. David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He can be reached at dshribman@ post-gazette.com. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist has a vacation home in Kearsarge.

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Help South Tamworth Post Office stay open To the editor: Help us keep the South Tamworth Post Office open! The U.S. Postal Service has a list of possible closures in May 2012. The South Tamworth Post Office is on this list. Postal officials will be at Union Hall, next door to the South Tamworth Post Office, on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., to answer questions and provide info. Friends and neighbors, please try to attend. The South Tamworth Post Office has 62 box holders and 54 rural delivery recipients. As the smallest free-standing post office in New Hampshire, it is an area landmark and an often-photographed tourist attraction. It is also a social center for our community. Losing it would create difficulties especially for its many elderly patrons, who

could be faced with driving to a more distant post office or an outdoor neighborhood delivery collection box unit. The U.S. Postal Service cites cost-cutting as the reason for these closures. but closing all of the rural post offices won the USPS list would save only 0.7 percent of the U.S. Postal Service’s total operating budget. A petition will be available for signatures at the Union Hall meeting the on Jan. 24, and also at the South Tamworth Country Store, The Other Store, and the North Sandwich Country Store. Comments may also be sent to: Jim McCartney, USPS Postal Official, 151 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101. Comment forms are available at local post offices. The deadline for submitting comments is Feb. 23. Elizabeth Q. Wiesner South Tamworth

County taxpayers not being treated same? To the editor: There appear to be inequities in the county tax rates for each of the towns in Carroll County. Unless I am reading it wrong town rates vary from town to town. Each year they go up or down depending upon the town. For example, in 2010 Conway’s county rate was $1.09 (per thousand) in 2011 the rate decreased to $1.05. In

2010 Bartlett’s rate was $1.05 and in 2011 it increased to $1.10. Gene Chandler may be on to something. It could very well be the case that county taxpayers are not being treated the same when it comes to their tax bills. Perhaps the rationale and means by which the various rates are set can be explained by a county official. Mark Hounsell Conway

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Feeling Good Somewhere along the way we learn disorders of the age: family dysfunction, who we are and usually that realization teenage depression, anorexia and buliis formed as a composite of many things. mia, alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, Starting with our genetic composition, suicide, and the creeping violence that over which we truly have no control, we has gathered like Spanish moss around then add to the mix all of those influthe once joyous and sacred experiences of ences and experiences, large and small, dating and marriage. It appears that no and wanted or not, that fill our years from one is exempt. In these days of record-low birth. Parents and siblings, the place self-esteem, everyone appears to be vulwhere we live, the nerable. comings and goings In many instances, of friends, the chal- Way back in the eighth grade there were however, the public lenges and joys of response to all this two people around whom the middle school and sports, has been misdirected. and our expected school world revolved. Looking back, it One strange idea is successes and abject is fairly easy to understand why. Brad that some schools failures; each layer was handsome and smart and athletic are lowering stanof which conspires to dards, even eliminatcreate that mysteri- and comparatively wealthy, and even ing grades, so that no ous sense of self that though he was the new kid in town, he one will fail. Modern forms for each of us had this teenage attractiveness about parents are equally in such a haphazard challenged in their him that was universal. way, that it calls for approach, as some opt little or no input from for the idea of nonour core. In the end, parenting where there some people thrive are no rules, expectawith what seems like ease, while others tions, or consequences. And we all know struggle and do not, and it is both cryptic how that turns out. There is no substitute and yet sometimes obvious why this is so. for real parenting, even when it’s hard Way back in the eighth grade there (and it almost always is), and there is were two people around whom the middle also no substitute for the experience of a school world revolved. Looking back, it is good education even if it is expensive and fairly easy to understand why. Brad was unpopular. On top of this the clinics and handsome and smart and athletic and offices are increasingly filled with young comparatively wealthy, and even though people who have lost (or never found) he was the new kid in town, he had this their bearings and desperately need to teenage attractiveness about him that find their way. The epidemic of this lack was universal. Joining him was Betsy, his of self-confidence, or self-esteem, is farfemale counterpart; very pretty, always reaching, indeed. happy, and the object of that seething and Of course life goes on, and none of us are universal desire that comes unchecked eighth graders for long. As luck would have when you are 13. It is probably no surprise it I went away to school, and it would be that they ended up going steady during half a lifetime before I would come across that first year Brad was in town. Like news about my teenage friends. I was sad attracts like, I suppose, especially when to learn that the once-cool Brad had died in we are young. Looking back I remember his 20s; and further, that looking back, his envying their separate and combined conteenage years had been his happiest. Betsy, fidence most of all, that rare and uplifting on the other hand, had married and had a air about them that was both infinitely family, but even so the face of her world had attractive and yet, for the rest of us, wildly changed from those oh-so-popular days. We beyond our reach. I remember all of this learn again that life is a great equalizer and so clearly because they were my friends, takes no prisoners. It is striking, though, even though I shared with them none of that they both had high self-esteem back at a time when they didn’t know how valuable the attributes listed above. In that place I it really was; so in this sense it was a gift felt lucky, kind of a friend with privileges, that was wasted on their youth. but it was also clear that I was also an Long ago at the outset of my career, a time outsider. Their seemingly charmed life when I was as unsure as anyone about what was for me but a dream. Their shared I was doing, I asked my boss how I might self-confidence, however, has been a subgain confidence in my work. His answer ject of my curiosity ever since. was simple and clear: through competence. Flash forward to today and the increasCompetence has nothing to do with what ing public awareness of how the selfyou look like, where you live, how much you esteem of our young people is at an earn, or what car you drive. Competence is all-time low. 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WMUR Channel 9, NH Chronicles host Jennifer Crompton, center, and videographer Paul Falco interviews Peter Ellis of the MWV Curling Club at the Ham Arena for an upcoming feature on the television show Thursday. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

New sport slides onto the local scene BY LLOYD JONES THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

CONWAY — It's been quite a year for the Mount Washington Valley Curling Club. Actually in less than a year the club was formed; a competitive season was played in the fall; the sport even went global here in December when a dozen Australians asked to give it a throw; and Thursday WMUR's Chronicle came to Ham Ice Arena to highlight both the club and sport. "We've accomplished a lot and hopefully there's even more good things ahead," Pat Kittle, president of MWV Curling Club, said Thursday at Ham Ice Arena during the taping for Chronicle. Pete Ellis has been involved with the MWV Curling Club since its inception. He brings over 12 years of experience and love of the sport to the rink. "It's an easy game to play," he said. "You can learn enough to start in about 40 minutes, but (laughing) it'll take you the next 10 years to get good at it." The club will host its second Learn to Curl event Saturday, Jan. 20, at Ham Ice Arena on West Main Street in Conway Village from 6 to 8 p.m.

There is no cost to come out and try the sport, which is open to all ages and abilities. Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice toward a target area. Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy (weighing between 38 to 44 pounds), polished granite stones, also called "rocks," across the ice curling sheet toward the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The goal is to accumulate the highest score for a game, points being scored for the stones resting closest to the center of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game may consist of eight to 10 ends. Ellis said he knew curling and the valley would be a perfect match. "I think I'm pleased, but am I surprised? No, because I've seen it before," he said. "We thought that 40 people would be a reasonable size to end the first half year with and we've done well. We have the open house on Saturday and we'll see what comes from there. As I said earlier, it would be nice to get 12 teams of four, 60 people, that's

not a big jump." Eight teams participated in the fall league season that began in October and culminate in early December with matches most Saturday nights. The winter league will play every Saturday for eight weeks, beginning Feb. 4. Kirk Saunders, of Conway, is in his first year of curling and admits he's hooked on the sport. "I love it," he said. "It was one of those Olympic sports I saw on TV and I just couldn't stop watching it. My wife saw curling advertised in the paper and said you ought to try it so I did and I've had a blast!" Bill Wilczek, another first-year curler, makes the 80-minute drive from Littleton to play in the league. "I love the challenge of trying to get better," he said. "There's a lot of strategy to the sport. When you throw a stone and it goes where you want it to go, that's the best feeling." Ellis praised Wilczek and Saunders and a host of other first-year curlers. "This group is going to be a real good group of curlers before they're done," he said. "I'm excited about the enthusiasm we see here every single week. The desire to learn and the desire to play is really good." Ellis said following Learn to Curl

this Saturday, the club plans to run another teaching event on Jan. 28 for people who have decided they want to be in the league. "We want to get them out on the ice, we want to go further than we can go in the Learn to Curl or the open house," he said. "It's a training night. From there you should be able to jump in and play in a league. "I would like to let people know that we're here on Saturday nights and we'd welcome the company," Ellis continued. "Come down and watch us play, it's open, there's no charge to sit and watch and there's usually spare people around to answer any questions. It can be a very interesting evening. Even if you don't want to play it can be fun to come and watch." Paul Valle, of Conway and another first-year curler, said the sport appeals to him because it attracts all ages and abilities to the ice. "Anybody of any age and ability can do it," he said. "Plus, I think it's kind of new in this country. A lot of people have seen it in the Olympics and I think that's the real key. They say, 'Geez it looks like fun and I want to try it.' It's something anyone can do." see CURLING page 14


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On target: New ranch teaches shooting skills WAKEFIELD — The Mark Allen Ranch Shooting School is named after a cowboy and stuntman, but the skills it teaches aren't for the movies. The ranch, which opened this fall, was founded by Pam and Ken McGovern, of Effingham. The couple owns and operates another company called Global Security Professionals, a security consulting firm that does physical security assessments and training for U.S. and international government agencies and large private interests. "About a year and a half ago, we decided to do one of the things we do for the government and bring it to the civilian market for our local community and that's shooting," said Ken McGovern. "We have taught shooting ever since we started Global Security, for federal agents and law enforcement. We said it should blend easy to the community and we identified a need." The ranch is named after Ken McGovern's brother, Mark Allen. Allen was a "modern day cowboy" who ran with a reenactment group called the Salt River Gang. Tragically, Allen passed away in 2009 at the age of 45 due to Sudden Epileptic Death Syndrome. On Dec. 17, eight people, including a Conway Daily Sun reporter, participated in the MAR's eight-hour basic shooting fundamentals course. Also participating were the McGoverns' son K.C. and his wife Angel. The first half of the class began around 8 a.m. at the Wakefield Public Safety building, and the second half was at the Wakefield Police Department's shooting range. MAR also offers classes at Ossipee

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Town Hall and in Madison at the Carroll County Fish, Game and Shooting Club. A one-year membership to the club is included in the cost of MAR's eight-hour classes. MAR also has halfday classes. Ken McGovern and Dino Scala led the classroom portion of the class. Ken McGovern's career in law enforcement includes experience with New Mexico State Police and a police force in Ireland. Today, McGovern is a federal firearms instructor who also works part time for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. Scala works as a part-time Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy and is certified firearms instructor for New Hampshire law enforcement. Students' firearm experience ranged from an Army veteran who was only familiar with rifles to a woman who never shot a gun in her life. At the end of the day, all the students said they liked the class. "This is the exact audience we are trying to reach," said Scala at the beginning of the class. Among the students were Jane and Dennis Downey of Parsonsfield, Maine. Dennis just recently acquired a handgun but had owned other types of guns all his life. Jane never shot a gun before. Jane wanted to learn shooting so her husband didn't have sole responsibility for their selfdefense. "My feeling about guns before I

came here was that guns kill people so I didn't want to have anything to do with it," said Jane Downey. "I had to get into the mindset of that (I'm) educated and well trained and they are safe." On the range Jane Downey was pleased to hit bulls eyes with two different types of handguns. Dennis Downey also had a positive experience at MAR. "I was amazed how quickly how quickly they could take away some of the apprehension I had," said Downey of the instructors. Claude and Nancylee Berman, of Effingham, both enjoyed the class. Both were more familiar with rifles than handguns. Claude Berman said he only learned to shoot rifles when he was in the military 25 years ago. Claude Berman was thinking about purchasing his first handgun for home defense. After learning about handguns Claude Berman concluded a shotgun would be a better choice for him. "One of the big benefits (of MAR) is it demystifies handguns," said Berman. "You see handguns in Hollywood and TV all the time. Really, they are not that scary. They have their uses. " Nancylee Berman enjoys target shooting and used to do that with a .22 rifle as a child. She thought it was valuable that MAR had a female instructor Pam McGovern who understands what its like to shoot as a woman with small hands. see next page

CURLING from page 12

Valle likes the strategy behind the sport. "There's a lot more strategy than I realized," he said. "It's probably more strategy than anything else, it doesn't look it , but it is. Another name for it is chess on ice. I enjoy the social aspect of curling, but also really like the challenge — just trying to win and do a good job at it." WMUR's Chronicle will air the segment of the club in about two weeks. Reporter Jennifer Crompton even took to the ice to try the sport first hand. "She was a natural," Wilczek said. Chronicle, which has been on Channel 9 for the past decade, airs weekdays at 7:30 p.m. and focuses on the people, places and trends that give the Granite State its unique character. Cost for memberships to the MWV Curling Club varies. A full membership is $120 for people who want to curl weekly. A trial membership is $60, which entitles a player to curl the first half of the season to see if he or she like it. A third option is a social membership, which costs $75 and allows a player to take to the sheet two times a month. A $15 fee is charged each week for ice time. Curling has taken off here in the community. A board of directors was created within two weeks and the MWV Curling Club was born by May 1.

The board of directors and members raised $10,000 with the help of a matching grant from the Gibson Woodbury Foundation all within three months, and acquired three sets of curling stones, a full complement of brooms and sliders, and hacks for the curling sheets — in short, everything needed to curl. The club even permanently painted three curling sheets on the ice at the arena. Over 100 people turned out in September for the initial Curl-A-Palooza in which members of the Nashua and Merrimack curling clubs put on a demonstration of the sport with the inaugural match played on the West Main Street ice sheet. People in attendance applauded shots and were keen to learn more. Members of the Mount Washington Valley Curling Club were throughout the rink answering questions about everything from the costs of brushes (starting at around $70 on up to $200 for a carbon fiber brush) to the different types of footwear curlers wear (they actually have a Teflon base on the bottom of their shoes). From there a few learn-to-curl nights were held and almost 40 people signed up for the initial league. While some formed their own teams, others were simply created by pulling names out of a hat. For curling updates, call the Ham Ice Arena at 447-5886 or go to the MWV Curling Club on Facebook or on its newly created website (mwvcurlingclub.com).

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Students are slowly acclimated to real guns. At first, students are presented with yellow rubber model hand guns, which have locks where the trigger would be. The yellow guns were used to impress two basic points: Never point your gun at anything you don't intend to shoot, and keep your finger off the trigger until your ready to pull it. Movies and television shows don't portray proper techniques, said McGovern. "The biggest problem is Hollywood," said McGovern. The instructors played several video clips to illustrate their points on gun safety. In one of the most shocking clips, a federal drug enforcement agent accidentally shot himself in the leg while presenting a safety lesson to parents and students. Despite being injured, the unidentified agent uses his mistake as a teaching point. "We want to develop muscle memory for you not to put your finger in the trigger guard," said McGovern. "Even law enforcement officers don't put their fingers on the trigger until we're ready to fire." McGovern says anytime a gun goes off accidentally it's a "negligent discharge" because there's always someone at fault. McGovern admits to making two negligent discharges during his career and vows there won't be a third. Neither of his accidental discharges resulted in any injuries. Later in the day, students start handling real weapons. Ammunition isn't allowed in the classroom. Before the class began. Scala and Ken McGovern carefully inspected the guns that students brought in to ensure they were unloaded. Anytime the instructors handled a new gun, they would encourage the students to make sure it was empty of bullets. With semi automatics, the procedure was to lock back the slide (the top of the gun) and have the students use their fingers to make sure there's no magazine in the grip or bullets in barrel. With a revolver students inspected the barrel and the cylinder. "You can't do it often enough," said McGovern. After the classroom exercises were complete, the school took an hour break for lunch and most students went to the Poor People's Pub, which is within walking distance from the Wakefield public safety building. After lunch, students drove to Wakefield Police's shooting outdoor shooting range. Paper and cardboard targets were stapled to wooden poles. The backstop consisted of a large mound. At the range, students put the skills they learned in the classroom into practice. Such skills included aligning the a hand's front and rear sites and the "weaver" and "isosceles" shooting stances. Three students were able to shoot at a time. Students on the firing line were given one-on-one attention from the instructors — the McGoverns and Scala. Each student was able to shoot several sets of five shots. On a typical hand gun, the rear site looks like two little rectangles spaced apart. The front site should appear to be right between the rear sites and be the same height. For example, a shot will land above the target if the front site appears taller than the rear sites. Instructors encouraged students to take their time when shooting. They told a reporter to slowly take up the"slack" (the distance the trigger moves before the gun fires) Then apply apply slow and steady pressure till the gun fires. They counseled students not to anticipate when the gun will fire because that will cause flinching and inaccuracy. Despite a lack of experience, the women in the class were quite accurate. Student Carlene Stewart had never fired anything other than a BB gun before taking the course. By the end of the class she was repeatedly making bull's-eyes. "The classroom portion was very, very helpful," said Stewart. "He explained how to pull the trigger, to slowly pull it, that was a real key to keeping the gun steady."

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Bear Notch Ski Touring (3742277) received up to 10 inches, and the groomers were out in force, according to Doug Garland, with great skiing along the Saco and into the Experimental Forest. Trails to Attitash Grand Summit were groomed Thursday and are now in good shape. Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Center (356-9920) is presenting its second annual, four-mile Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble Jan. 21 at 10 a.m., with registration from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Forty-nine participants of all ages competed in the event last year. Jim Johnson finished first with a time of 0:26:53. Amber Ferreira was the first female finisher (12th place overall) with a time of 0:30:55. Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring has 40k open in Whitaker Woods and along the Intervale, and has 45k open for snowshoeing (guided snowshoe tours are offered Saturdays at 1 p.m.). The Mount Washington Valley Nordic Club offers skiing under the lights at Whitaker Field Fridays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Bretton Woods Nordic Center (278-3322) has 25k track set and 35k skate groomed, with more snow due Saturday. see SNOW REPORT page 18


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RANGE from page 15

On the range, students were able to choose from 18 handguns of all different shapes and sizes. One of MAR's goals is to help prospective handgun buyers to pick a weapon that's appropriate for them. Instructors suggested that revolvers make a good for the first-time gun owner. That's because it's easier to know how many bullets are in a revolver's cylinder than a semi automatic handgun's magazine. Also, semi automatics have a cocking slide, which some people might find difficult to manipulate. At one point, McGovern asked the reporter to lock back the slide on a semi automatic handgun in order to render it unable to fire. The reporter said he couldn't do it. McGovern replied that gun was a cheap Saturday Night special, which didn't have a locking mechanism for the slide. McGovern told the class to avoid cheap $100 handguns because they often lack critical safety features. Another factor to consider is trigger pull — or the amount of force, measured in pounds, that it takes to pull the trigger. Typically, a semi automatic might have three or four pounds. A light trigger pull makes the gun easier to fire but can potentially make it less safe. The instructors also said its important to match the size of the gun to your hands.The goal is to put as much "meat" of your hand on the gun as possible. Your trigger finger should stay on the rail (the side) of the gun until you're ready to shoot. The webbing of your trigger hand should be snug against the "beaver tail" or the curve at the rear of the gun. The thumb on

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King Pine Nordic Reserve (367-8896) has all 15k open of its network of trails along Purity Lake. At Purity Spring Resort, the Tohko Dome Skating Rink is now open. Call for sleigh ride information. At the alpine resort, night skiing is offered Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 to 9 p.m. All 17 trails at King Pine are now open. Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (4662333) in Pinkham Notch received five to 12 inches of new snow from Thursday night's storm. The SnowCoaches are now operating up to the halfway point of the Mount Washington Auto Road (always a great experience) and all 45k are now open for snowshoeing, with 16k groomed for skiing. Ski with a naturalist Sundays at 10:30 a.m. *** ALPINE Among the big events this weekend at alpine resorts is Attitash’s fifth annual Military Salute

Weekend Jan. 21, and the third annual Battle of the Branches Jan. 22. Attitash (374-2368; eight inches of new snow; 47 trails) will honor veterans and their families with free lift tickets for active and veteran service men and women as well as discounted lift tickets for active duty family members with ID on Jan. 21 and 22. While all events take place at Attitash, Attitash's fellow Peak Resorts area, Wildcat Mountain (466-3326), located in Pinkham Notch, will also be offering free lift tickets for active and veteran service men and women Jan. 21 and 22. A Wall of Heroes Display is at Attitash's base lodge as part of the festivities, according to marketing director Thomas Prindle. Events as scheduled include: Saturday, Jan. 21: 1 p.m. — Flag Parade on Spillway; all public is welcome to participate. 1:15 p.m. — National Anthem and ceremony at Attitash Base Area.

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2 p.m. — Apres entertainment in The Den at Bear Peak by Al Schafner. 3 p.m. — Apres Entertainment in Ptarmigan's Pub from Happy Accident. Sunday, Jan. 22 12 p.m. — 3rd Annual Battle of the Branches GS Race. Attitash is also hosting the only East Coast stop for U.S. Airbag through Sunday, Jan. 22, allowing skiers and snowboarders to utilize this newer freestyle trick training and development product. The new airbag measures 50-by-50 feet , with adjustable vents to allow for varying softness. The participants ski or snowboard off a regular jump and land on top of the airbag, allowing their impact force to be absorbed by the inflatable, greatly reducing risk of injury. Black Mountain (383-4490; 22 trails; nine inches of new snow) has the WFNX Snowriders party Jan. 21. A free local employees' day is set for Monday, Jan. 23. “We want to show our local workers all we have to offer at Black. Kristin Corrigan will be playing apres ski, so we're inviting everyone to come and show us a paycheck stub and have a good time,” said marketing director Krissy Fraser. Bretton Woods (278-3320; 66 trails of 102; six inches new snow) has the Diana Golden Series Level 1 Adaptive Race Jan. 21, and a Boys and Girls Club Day Jan. 22. Night skiing is featured Fridays and Saturdays. Cranmore Mountain (356-5543; 38 trails, six inches of new snow) has another Saturday family-geared Cranapalooza with a western theme beginning at 2 p.m. Jan. 21, and apres ski with Kristin Corrigan. Stonyfield Yogurt is presenting the annual Biodiesel Day, also on the 21st. Drvers of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles will be awarded a free lift ticket ad VIP parking. King Pine (367-8896; all 17 trails open; six inches new snow) is featuring its Retro Day Sunday, Jan. 22, with a best-dressed contest at noon (entrants are asked to get their best retro garb of yesteryear out of the closet and onto the slopes). Mitch Alden performs for apres ski. Shawnee Peak (207-647-8444; 27 trails; six inches of fresh snow) has night skiing until 10 p.m. Saturdays. Monster Energy Day is Jan. 21. A park competition will be held in the Main Park highlighting the Monster Wall Ride. The Sports Haus will be on snow with ski demos available. Wildcat Mountain (466-3326; 40-plus trails; eight inches of new snow): look for the Polecat Trail — the longest beginner trail in the East — to be groomed top to bottom for the weekend. Join Portland’s WCYY 94.3FM on Jan. 21 for a rockin’ rager in the Wildcat Pub. *** MUSHING The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is presenting its annual Mushers Bowl Weekend, Jan. 21 and 22, which includes the Freezing for a Reason at the Highland Lake Town Beach Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. for the benefi t of the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.mainelakesmushersbowl. com. *** SNOWMOBILING This week's snow helped local conditions for snowmobiling enthusiasts as well — although more is needed. “We could use more here in the valley, but we do have trails open, and it's been exceptional at our Gorham location,” said Terry MacGillivray of Fryeburg's Northeast Snowmobile Rentals (800458-1838) Friday. “The phone has really been ringing off the hook,” added MacGillivray, one of several local outfitters. “The snow, after the cold weather we had, was good, as it added to the hard base. But we could use more. It might rain Monday, so let's hope not. But what we could really use is some snow in Boston to convince people we have it up here.” For a complete report on snowmobile conditions, visit the N.H. Snowmobile Association website at www.nhsa.com.


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A New Hampshire Department of Transportation plow truck turns around in front of the Jackson Covered Bridge Friday. Several inches of snow caused minor traffic problems but was good news for ski areas. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

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CONWAY — Occupy the Mount Washington Valley on Saturday will protest the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. "This landmark decision opened the floodgates for unlimited contributions from corporations to political activities and led to the creation of the super PACs (political action committees) that have quickly come to dominate our elections," said Occupier Joe Bagshaw. "These expenditure-only nonprofit organizations can mount massive advertising campaigns for or against any candidate, although they cannot

legally coordinate with the candidate." Occupiers will be at the Conway Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers, some dressed like justices in black robes, will be on hand to distribute informational fliers and engage in discussion. Others will gather with signs and posters at the intersection of routes 16 and 153 from 10 a.m. to noon. Occupy will offer registered voters the opportunity to sign onto a letter to U.S. Senator Shaheen thanking her for co-sponsoring Senate Joint Resolution 29 for a constitutional amendment that would effectively reverse Citizens United. Senator Tom Udall is the originator of the SJ29. For more information contact Bagshaw at 447-2697 or Dick Pollock at 770-8277.

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Bib Name Age Sex Disc. Course Run Time H/C medal best _________________________________________________________________________________ 199 Kathryn Brogan 32 F Green 1 DNF Yellow 1 25.85 18.85 G best 202 Anne Reis 52 F Green 1 27.10 24.20 P best Yellow 1 27.62 26.99 G 180 Katie Haley 30 F Green 1 29.72 36.21 S Yellow 1 28.60 31.49 S best 143 Kristina Stevens 43 F Green 1 29.22 33.91 G best Yellow 1 29.48 35.54 G 200 Cathy A Beety 52 F Green 1 31.10 42.53 S best Yellow 1 31.51 44.87 S 163 Sue Turner 50 F Green 1 31.80 45.74 S best Yellow 1 31.93 46.80 S 135 Cary Hirnak 51 F Green 1 32.19 47.53 S Yellow 1 31.95 46.90 S best 192 Rachael L Wilkinso33 F Green 1 33.00 51.24 B best Yellow 1 34.61 59.13 B 165 Carolyn J Findeise28 F Telemark Green 1 35.10 60.86 B Yellow 1 34.87 60.32 B best 153 Connie Gatz 56 F Green 1 48.07 120.30 Yellow 1 47.29 117.43 best 174 Diane Brooks 51 F Green 1 59.85 174.29 Yellow 1 58.32 168.14 best Bib Name Age Sex Disc. Course Run Time H/C medal best _________________________________________________________________________________ 208 Luke Hiebert 32 M Green 1 22.53 3.25 P Yellow 1 22.28 2.44 P best 204 Andrew Blaisdell 34 M Green 1 22.55 3.35 P best Yellow 1 22.72 4.46 P 229 Ken A Abbott 29 M Green 1 23.20 6.32 P Yellow 1 22.93 5.43 P best 205 Tim Simoneau 36 M Green 1 23.37 7.10 P best Yellow 1 23.33 7.26 P 197 Mark R Stevens 51 M Green 1 23.90 9.53 P best Yellow 1 23.98 10.25 P 159 Charlie Craig 53 M Green 1 25.04 14.76 G Yellow 1 24.78 13.93 G best 243 Jason Grantham 32 M Green 1 25.35 16.18 G Yellow 1 24.85 14.25 G best 207 David Madsen 40 M Green 1 25.02 14.67 G Yellow 1 24.89 14.44 G best 242 Andrew P Grantham 30 M Green 1 25.23 15.63 G best Yellow 1 25.24 16.05 G 201 Chris C Craig 51 M Green 1 25.58 17.23 G best Yellow 1 25.81 18.67 G 231 David Shapiro 52 M Green 1 26.72 22.46 G Yellow 1 26.10 20.00 G best 230 Chris M Patry 34 M Green 1 26.46 21.26 S Yellow 1 26.17 20.32 S best 228 Steve Hansen 61 M Green 1 26.37 20.85 G best Yellow 1 26.29 20.87 G 161 Foster A Maxwell 24 M Green 1 26.41 21.04 S best Yellow 1 26.58 22.21 S 209 Kim Pike 61 M Green 1 26.73 22.50 G best Yellow 1 26.84 23.40 G 198 Art W Cunningham 66 M Green 1 26.85 23.05 G Yellow 1 26.76 23.03 G best 241 Sean Allaire 30 M Green 1 27.28 25.02 S Yellow 1 26.86 23.49 S best 147 John R Connors 48 M Green 1 26.92 23.37 S best Yellow 1 28.07 29.06 S 1470 David E Juhlin 25 M Green 1 27.12 24.29 S best Yellow 1 27.45 26.21 S 155 Andrew March 34 M Green 1 27.67 26.81 S Yellow 1 27.25 25.29 S best 244 Joshua Waterhouse 31 M Green 1 27.74 27.13 S best Yellow 1 28.21 29.70 S 126 Brian J London 25 M Green 1 28.18 29.15 S best Yellow 1 28.84 32.60 B

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Green resolutions for 2012

What do the catalogues in your mailbox say about you? The retail world has me profiled as an upscale interior designer-landscaping-gourmet chef with a serious interest in high-end electronics, telescopes, and cosmetics, requiring enough outdoor gear for a quick climb up and down each of the 48 4,000 footers before a breakfast of mail-order sausages and pears. Well equipped with an array of undergarments of various levels of practicality, I am not only prepared for any possible weather conditions or encounters, but ready to cope with the possible consequences of quick changes in and out of my collection of western riding boots, cross trainers, and four-inch spike heels, because I am fully stocked with more orthopedic foot products than a podiatrist. Okay. I’ll admit to you that I’ve had a longstanding catalogue reading habit. I even find many of these products interesting, particularly if it’s 2 a.m.

and I can’t sleep and am too tired to read more demanding literature. With so many other more serious vices in the world, what’s the real harm in my tea sipping, window shopping, "just looking" retail voyeurism? I recycle them, after all. There’s the hitch. Recycling takes energy, and by allowing unnecessary mail to enter my home, I’m wasting a lot of it. Not to mention the trees, paper, ink, etc. that went into their production, or the human energy in handling them in transit to or from my home. When the sheer volume of mailings started to increase last fall, I decided to take inventory. I saved each catalogue that arrived between November first and the end of December. On January first, they weighed in at 24.2 pounds. This does not include magazines or paid subscriptions or even the rest of the junk mail that arrives in envelopes. Those were just catalogues, sneaking into the mailbox

one at a time, a few each day, over a two-month period, and I didn’t purchase anything from any of them. As a conscientious downsizer, I am unwilling to let this continue and am tackling this as one of my green resolutions for 2012. A first step in removing your name from mailing lists is to contact Mail Preference Service at Direct Marketing Association. Complete a registration form at www.DMAConsumers. org. You will have to exercise much more patience than if you simply placed an order, because although catalogue companies are capable of getting a package to your door within 24 hours, it can take three months to see any change in your mailbox. You may also directly call the catalogue companies and ask that your name be deleted from their mailing list. If you check the ordering page, there is usually tiny print with instructions. These two practices should dramati-

Julie Lanoie cally reduce the weight of your mail. What are your green resolutions for 2012? The following are a few more tips provided by the Mount Washington Valley Green Team to help provide some ideas for making green resolutions in 2012: Green Tips: 1. Streamline your waste stream. Could your household be reducing, reusing, and recycling more effectively? Is it time for your small business to establish a recycling program? Do you need help getting started? If you are already committed to recycling and redistributing the things that leave your house for good, consider making 2012 the year you eliminate more of what comes through the front door in the first place. 2. Produce more of your own food. It doesn’t get more local than your own back yard. Have you wanted to start a garden, but don’t have anywhere to plant? Spring will be here before you know it. Consider participating in one of three community gardens in the valley. If you already have your own, let this be your year to learn see next page

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Fiddler Hanneke Cassel performing at Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center Jan. 27 FRYEBURG — Celtic fiddler Hanneke Cassel will perform at Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 18 Bradley Street on the Campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Cassel's charismatic fiddling has brought the Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds

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more about organic gardening practices, composting, managing pests without pesticides, or preserving food for the winter months. 3. Increase your energy efficiency. Decrease your household energy consumption in 2012. Commit to exploring more sustainable energy sources for your home or business. Attend MWV’s Annual Funergy Festival this year and bring the kids. 4. Get more involved in com-

a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and China. Influences from Scotland to China, along with grooves and musical innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene, fuse together to create a uniquely American approach

munity environmental efforts. Plan to participate in Valley Pride Day this spring. Get involved with the Idle Free Community Campaign. Consider writing a column for Valley Green Tips. Come share you green resolutions with the Mount Washington Valley Green Team at their Annual Meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the Eastern Slope Inn. Enjoy Flatbread pizza and networking starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www. mwvgreenteam.org.

to Scottish music. She creates sounds on the cutting edge of acoustic music, while retaining the integrity and soul of the Scottish tradition. In addition to her solo act, Hanneke tours regularly with Baroque/Celtic group Ensemble Galilei, and has performed with the Cathie Ryan Band, Cherish the Ladies, Alasdair Fraser, and see CASSEL page 24

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In the foothills around Wonalancet village Hiking –––––

Around mid-afternoon tended to stay in the middle last Saturday, as cold air of the road, away from moved swiftly into the area, the groomed track on the Ed Parsons left and a skating path on I decided to do a 4.6 mile loop hike in the foothills around the right. Soon, I met two the village of Wonalancet, an attracpair of x-country skiers. After a left tive hamlet of Tamworth located at hand curve, I took a right at a small the base of the Sandwich Range. “trail” sign, and continued on another To get to my starting point, I drove groomed road, following blue blazes north on Route 113A from Tamworth on the trees for the foot path. village, and in six and a half miles, just Soon the Gordon Path left this road after the white Wonalancet Chapel, on the right at an opening in the scrub. turned right on the dirt Ferncroft I didn’t see a trail sign at that turn. Road, and started down it towards the But soon I found blue blazes again, large hiker parking lot located in the reaffirming my way. smaller hamlet of Ferncroft (which Finally, I was on a quiet snowy incidentally, is in the town of Albany). foot path in the woods, with only the To my surprise, looking across the tracks of wild animals indicating any field, I could see that the parking lot previous passage. The trail climbed a was not only full but overflowing. I low ridge and started gradually down had never seen it that full. Although a the other side. In another fifteen minSaturday, it still seemed odd on such a utes, I spied a house ahead. I walked winter’s day that was getting progresout to the side of Route 113A, next to sively colder and breezy. Only upon the Wonalancet Chapel. returning to the parking lot later Removing my snowshoes, I walked would I find out from a lone hiker that down the road past the chapel, took there were a couple large groups up a right on Ferncroft Road, and in 50 on Mount Whiteface and Mount Pasfeet on the left, came to a trail sign at saconaway. the end of a driveway. This WonalanIronically, though my hike was cet Outdoor Club trail sign was for the closer to “civilization” and not nearly Red Path. I headed down the driveso difficult as theirs, I saw no one in way though a field and into the woods, the woods that afternoon. This is part passing a house before the trail conof the reason I recommend this intertinued. esting and quiet loop hike around In my short walk back into “civilization,” I hadn’t seen a soul. Wonalancet. It was getting colder as I climbed I walked down the parking lot to the up the 0.7 mile Red Path. I was evenwoods, paused, and put on snowshoes tually heading for Mount Katherfor only the second time this winter. ine (1,371 feet), a low summit above There were a few inches of new snow, Wonalancet. I paused to adjust my with a thin layer of crunchy snow on layers, so I could stay warm yet not top. It would definitely be easier in sweat. snowshoes. Then I reached the junction at Tilton Then, instead of taking a left on the Spring. A thin pipe ran into a square Old Mast Road (one of a few Sandwich pool of spring water lined with an old Range trails that start there), I went stone wall. I thought of when the hillstraight on the 1.2 mile Gordon Path side was devoid of trees. I wondered — the first trail on my loop hike that if the stone wall was built during the day. It began on a logging road that New England sheep era in the early to was groomed as a cross country ski mid-1800s. trail. see next page To avoid disturbing the ski trail, I

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most of their hunting is done in a "sit and wait" style. They have a direct, strong, and steady flight with deliberate, powerful downstrokes and quick upstrokes. When I overflew them, they looked like large, white moths as they flapped just above the tundra.

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At the junction I took a left on the half mile Mount Katherine Trail. It wound up and up, and I grew impatient to get to the top. When I got there, the view was much better than I expected. The slanting light and the encroaching cold front enhanced it. A snow choked Mount Whiteface stood out sharply, and ribbonlike lenticular clouds curved above Mount Passaconaway and Mount Paugus. An opening in the trees to the east on the summit revealed a great view below of field and farm in Wonanancet. I lingered, then headed back down to Tilton Spring, where I took the 0.9 mile Tilton Spring Path. It was the longest section of trail so far, but it went quickly, traversing a southwest slope

and entering the Sandwich Range Wilderness. A frigid breeze from the west moved through the trees, and the afternoon light matured. I hit the McCrillis Path. Taking a right, I walked out to the lower Blueberry Ledge Trail on Mount Whiteface, where the virgin snow I had walked in since the Gordon Path suddenly turned into a wide swath of new footprints. It looked like (and was, in its own way) a pilgrimage route-- in this case, to a New Hampshire 4,000 footer. I took the Blueberry Ledge Trail down to the hamlet of Ferncroft, and walked out to the hiker parking lot. To my surprise, all the cars were still there. I knew there was power in numbers, but I hoped they were on their way down, as the late afternoon got colder.

CASSEL from page 21

Matt Glaser and the Wayfaring Strangers. She is an active member of Boston-based band Childsplay (featuring more than 20 fiddles made by Bob Childs) and co-founder (with Laura Cortese and Lissa Schneckenburger) of Celtic chick band Halali. She teaches regularly at Alasdair Fraser’s Valley of the Moon and Sierra Fiddle Camps, Boston Harbor Fiddle Camp, and the Club Passim School of Music. Hanneke's fiddling has graced the stages of The Boston Hatch Shell (performing with Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block), Boston's Symphony Hall (opening for Judy Collins), Mountain Stage, The Plaza Hotel, and the Lincoln Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and are available for purchase online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/ pac or by calling the Box Office at (207) 935-9232. For more information about Hanneke Cassel visit www.hannekecassel.com

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Upcoming fishing events Despite the fact that uled for March 3 and 4. there are those who conThis is a small show, but tinue to cast a line during always draws a good crowd. the winter months, by Needless to say The North now, most have hung up Country Angler will have a their rods for the season. Bill Thompson booth. There are always a This does have an ill effect number of vendors selling on the true angler’s disposition and fly tying materials as well as various many go into deep depression during guides and outfitters in attendance. In these dark and dreary days. There addition there are always some great are, however, some events that can presentations offered by some of New return a smile to the face of even the Hampshire’s best fishing guides. In all most depressed. modesty, we will be presenting a slide For starters the Fly Fishing Film show on fishing the White Mountains. Tour is retuning to the Leura EastTying flies is perhaps one of the man Performing Arts Center in Fryebest ways I know to beat the winter burg, Saturday, Feb. 4. The doors open doldrums. The Saturday morning fly at 6:30 p.m. There will be a silent tying get-togethers that we have at auction and beverages and appetizthe shop have been helping to keep ers will be available for purchase. anglers sane for over nine years. This Tickets are available in advance on year we have assembled one of the line through FryeburgAcademy.org. most eclectic groups of tiers that we Advance tickets are just $12 or at the have seen in years. Our tiers come door for $15. All of the proceeds go to from all walks of life and each one the Tin Mountain Conservation Cenof them brings their own individual ter’s “Trout Research Project.” prospectus to the table. Among our Last year The Film Tour was the group there are lawyers, engineers, fishing social event of the year. Anglers doctors, a military research expert, from Maine and New Hampshire filed teachers, high school students and the auditorium to near capacity. For one fly shop guy. You would be wrong a sneak preview you can click on flythink that this is a group limited to filmtour.com where you will find a just men as we do have the occasional number of trailers for the film. lady tier. The fly tying is all the best The Tin Mountain Trout Research part of the morning, but there have Project has been an ongoing project been some very interesting conversafor the last three years. Our local tions as well. Trout Unlimited Chapter, Saco Valley This year, sadly, there has been Anglers, has been involved from the one empty seat at our table. Unforstart, helping to provide volunteers tunately our dear friend Earl Stetson and funding via a National Trout has been absent do to an unfortuUnlimited “Embrace a Stream Grant.” nate illness. Earl, and Linda too, we Two of the local sponsors for the event all miss you and our thoughts and are S.S. Flies and the North Country prayers are with you. To date not one Angler. This is a real fun evening and of us has tied a Bomber, it is time you well worth attending. were back. Another upcoming event is the New See you on the river. Hampshire Fly Fishing Show held at the Pelham Fish and Game Club in Bill and Janet Thompson own North Pelham. This year’s show is schedCountry Angler in North Conway.

Valley Angler –––––

Weekend Warrior

John Macdonald

The straight run with turns For racers, powder skiers, and to expand your general skier “bag-otricks,” try keeping your skis pointed down the hill as you make your turns. It sounds odd, but your skis will often make better turns if you don’t turn them. Keep the tips pointed toward the bottom. Keep your knees and hips pointed down the hill. Keep everything pointed down the trail or race course as you roll from one set of edges to the other. Let your skis do the work. For the racers on firm surfaces this is critical. For general skiing, it’s fast, fun, and helps get your edges to work. Instead of turning from side to side, think of your run as a straight run that moves back and forth across the hill. Get on your edges above each gate if you are racing; keep your skis pointed down the hill, and let your edges pull you across the hill enough to clear the next gate. Roll onto your other edges,

and again let your skis pull you across the hill as you’re going down the hill. Ski the entire course or trail with your skis pointed down the hill. This strategy is best practiced initially without gates-and on easy terrain. As you gain confidence, move onto steeper terrain (and in your tuck), and eventually into the race course and onto steeper trails. The straight run with turns in it may be your ticket to greatness. On new snow days this focus will put the big smile on. Remember, the best advice of all, take a lesson or attend a race clinic. You’ll have a great time and improve your time. John Macdonald is a Level III Certified PSIA Instructor and is a Race Team Coach at King Pine Ski Area. You can email questions to John at jmacdonald@investorscapital.com.


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Rhythm & Brews Saturday, Jan. 21

302 West Smokehouse (207-935-3021) Roundabout American Legion Post 46 (447-3927) Ron Zony Attitash Mountain Resort (800-223-SNOW) Happy Accident Bear Peak Lodge at Attitash (800-223-SNOW) Al Schafner Black Mountain (383-4490) FNX DJ Club 550 (356-7807) DJ Cooper Cranmore Mountain (800-SUN-N-SKI) Bill Cameron Inn at Thorn Hill (383-4242) Michael Jewell King Pine (367-8896) Mitch Alden Mcgrath’s Tavern (733-5955) Jonathan Sarty Red Parka Pub (383-4344) Now is Now Rivers Edge Grille & Tavern (539-2901) DJ and Karaoke Shannon Door Pub (383-4211) Dennis and Davey Stone Mountain Arts Center (207-935-7292) Livingston Taylor Town & Country Motor Inn (800-325-4386) The Lower Unit Tuckerman’s Tavern (356-5541) Kids at play Wentworth Hotel (383-9700) Judy Herrick Wildcat Inn & Tavern (383-4245) Jeremy Dean Band Wildcat Mountain (888-SKI-WILD) WCYY Wildcat Pub Party

Sunday, Jan. 22

302 West Smokehouse (207-935-3021) Tom Rebmann Almost There (447-2325) Bob Rutherford and Susan Goyette Club 550 (356-7807) Karaoke/DJ and dancing w/Carol Maestros (356-8790) Open mic with Kristen and Hayford May Kelly’s Cottage (356-7005) Traditional Irish Seisun, afternoon Red Parka Pub (383-4344) Jim Conners Shannon Door Pub (383-4211) Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford

Shovel Handle Pub (800-677-5737) Chuck O’Connor White Mountain Hotel (356-7100) Michael Jewel, Brunch Wildcat Inn & Tavern (383-4245) Jonathan Sarty

Monday, Jan. 23

Club 550 (356-7807) DJ and dancing w/Cooper Fox Rafferty’s Restaurant and Pub (356-6460) Pool tournaments Red Parka Pub (383-4344) Open Mic

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Club 550 (356-7807) DJ and dancing Wildcat Inn & Tavern (383-4245) Hoot night with Jonathan Sarty

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Almost There (447-2325) Open Mic Club 550 (356-7807) Karaoke/DJ and dancing w/Carol Conway Cafe 447-5030 Songwriters Showcase with Red Gallagher Cranmore Mountain (800-SUN-N-SKI) Mitch Alden Red Parka Pub (383-4344) Jonathan Sarty Shannon Door Pub (383-4211) Marty Quirk Tuftonboro Old White Church (569-3861) Country, gospel and bluegrass jam session

Thursday, Jan. 26

302 West Smokehouse (207-935-3021) Open Mic Night with the Coopers Almost There (447-2325) Simon Crawford Club 550 (356-7807) DJ and dancing w/Cooper Fox Corner House Pub (284-6219) Pat Spalding Conway Cafe (447-5030) Yankee-Go-Round Mcgrath’s Tavern (733-5955) Los Huevos Rafferty’s Restaurant and Pub (356-6460) Trivia Night Sammy’s Restaurant and Lounge (323-7071) DJ Shannon Door Pub (383-4211) Dennis O’Neil and Jon Deveneau Town & Country Motor Inn (800-325-4386) Krazy Karaoke with Steve Emerson


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Baha’i Faith

The religion of God and His divine law are the most potent instruments and the surest of all means for the dawning of the light of unity amongst men. The progress of the world, the development of nations, the tranquility of peoples, and the peace of all who dwell on earth are among the principles and ordinances of God... — Baha’i Scripture

1-800-22-UNITE • (207)935-1005

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River Church Sunday Celebration Service 10am Wednesday Evening Service 6:30pm

3rd Tuesday: Free Community Dinner— 5-6pm Thursdays: Symphony of Prayer— 6:30pm at the church Breadbasket Food Pantry: Second Tuesday of every month from 4-6pm and by app’t at 447-6633. Children’s Ministries available during Sunday morning service.

Rev. Henry Snyder, Pastor

Please join us!

2600 East Main St., Ctr. Conway, NH • 603-447-6686 Across from McSherry’s Nursery

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 AM FELLOWSHIP HOUR FOLLOWS... ALL WELCOME! CHILDCARE PROVIDED WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUNION SERVICE 8:00 AM • AIR CONDITIONED •

Pastor: Rev. Gilman E. Healy Sermon:

“Righteous Indignation” 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mission Committee sponsored Stew Night and Chinese Auction. Organist: Floyd W. Corson Choral Director: Richard P. Goss III 2521 Main St., No. Conway • 356-2324 churchoffice@firstchurchnc.com Home of Vaughan Community Service, Inc.

South Tamworth United Methodist Church 8:30 AM Traditional Worship & Sunday School It is our mission to bring others to know the love, joy and peace that is found in Jesus Christ.

Come join us this Sunday; Minister: Murray Nickerson, Rte 25 in S. Tamworth Village

Chavurat HeHarim * Fellowship in the Mountains

We have a worship service the last Friday night of each month. We usually gather the last weekend for a Shabbat potluck. Inquire about children’s and adult ed. For info call (603)694-3058

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Route 5, Fryeburg, Maine

All are welcome to attend Thursday: Adoration 5:30pm; Mass 6:30pm

Sunday Mass 8:00am

Eucharistic Ministry for the Homebound 207-697-3438 Religious Education & Youth Ministry 207-697-2277 Rev. Joseph Koury 207-647-2334

The Valley Christian Church A Bible Based Church

SUNDAYS 10:00 am- Morning Worship Jr Church after praise & worship Nursery available MONDAY NIGHTS Men’s Bible Study 6:30 pm. Women’s Bible Study 6:30 pm.

Come join us as we worship Jesus the Christ!

Celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with... A Pulpit Exchange

Mt. Washington Valley Jewish Community

230 E. Conway Rd. Located in front of Abbott’s Dairy 603-356-2730 • www.vcc4jesus.org Pastor John Leonard

The Conway Village Congregational Church United Church of Christ (The Little Brown Church)

Rev. Martell Spagnolo

Roger Miklos, Minister of Music

“The Little Brown Church” Welcomes You! Worship Services & Sunday School 10 am • Child Care

Sermon Title: “Now Is The Time” This week’s readings include: Psalm 62, Jonah 3:1-10, Mark 1:14-20

132 Main Street, Conway, NH 03818 603-447-3851• www.thebrownchurch.org

Sunday, January 22, 2012 Nativity Lutheran Church (at 10) welcomes the Rev. John Patrick from Denmark Congregational Church Demark Congregational Church (at 10) welcomes Pastor Sue Davidson, from the United Methodist Churches The United Methodist Churches of Center Conway (at 9:30) and Conway (at 11) welcomes the Rev Susan Buchanan from the Christ Episcopal Church Christ Episcopal Church (at 8 and 10) welcomes the Rev. Martell Spagnolo, from the Conway Village Congregational Church Conway Village Congregational Church (at 10) welcomes the Rev. Sean Dunker-Bendigo, from the Madison Church

January 7 - R oast P ork January 14 - R oast B eef January 21 - R oast T urkey January 28 - Sm orgasbord T im e: 5:00 – 7:00pm C ost: $12.00 per person $5.00 for children 6 - 12 • U nder 5 - free

All are Welcome – Everywhere!

EVERY SUNDAY Upbeat Sermons packed with humor and lifeaffirming help to live your life to the fullest Music you’ll be humming all week Laughter to lift your soul

The Madison Church (at 10) welcomes the Rev. Anne Roser from Nativity Lutheran And at Christ Episcopal Church at 6:30 many of these clergy will join together in worship as we break bread together

bartlettchurch.net Bartlett Union Congregational Church Albany Ave/Bear Notch at US 302 Phone: 603-374-2718

10 a.m. Worship and Children Activities Preacher: Steve Wright

T he C onw ay V illage C ongregational C hurch 132 M a in St.,C o nw a y • 603-447-3851

Communion Sunday: First Sunday of Every Month Ellen Hayes, music ministry Handicap Access - Side Entrance Lift takes you to Church Sanctuary

YOU’RE WELCOME HERE

No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are On Your Life Journey


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First Congregational Church of Ossipee 8:45 & 10:30 am - Contemporary Worship Service Christ-centered, Biblical teaching Visit www.firstossipee.org for more info.

50 Rt 16B, Center Ossipee • (603) 539-6003

TAM W ORTH C ON GRE GATION AL C H URC H W eekly Sun day W orship at6 pm Su n d ay,Jan u ary 22 M essage:“The Giftof Un happin ess” Rev.D r.D avid K em per

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All are welcome. 28 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth Village United Church of Christ • www.tamworthcc.org

East Fryeburg Church of Christ

(Bible Only) Route 302, East Fryeburg (207) 935-4337

SERVICES:

Sunday: 9:30 AM - Bible School 10:30 AM - Church Thursday Nights 7 PM - Bible Prayer Meeting

GLEN COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH Route 302, PO Box 279, Glen, NH 03838 gcbc9@yahoo.com

Jesus Is Coming Again. Are You Ready? Acts 4:12 Rev. William B. Rose, Jr.

SUNDAY: 9:45am Sunday School 11:00am Morning Worship 7:00pm Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7:00pm Prayer Meeting

CHOCORUA COMMUNITY CHURCH 10 AM Worship and Children’s Ministry Everyone is welcome

“Let’s Go Fishin’”

Saint Andrew’s-in-the-Valley The Episcopal Church of Tamworth and the Ossipee Valley The Rev. Heidi Frantz-Dale, Rector

Deacon Peggy Poirier

Sunday Worship Services at 8am and 10am

Located on Rt. 113 East at Rt. 16 www.chocoruachurch.org & Facebook

Child care available at 10am An open and inclusive community • Handicap accessible 678 Whittier Rd. (Old Rte. 25) Tamworth 323-8515

All Are Welcome!

You Are Invited FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 35 Portland Street • Fryeburg, Maine

Sunday Service & Sunday School~ 10:00 am Wednesday Meeting~ 7:30pm Childcare provided for each service

First Baptist Church Sunday Services

Sunday School...................................9:30 A.M. Morning Worship.............................10:45 A.M. Evening Service..................................6:30 P.M.

Wednesday Prayer, Praise, and Bible Study..........6:30 P.M.

Location: Main Street, North Conway Village across from the North Conway Scenic Railroad.

— Independent, Fundamental —

Church: (603) 356-6066 • Rev. Laurence Brown firstbaptistnorthconway.org When in North Conway Village, listen to our broadcast ministry at 91.1 FM

Fryeburg Assembly of God Fryeburg, Maine Services: Sunday 10 am & 6 pm Wednesday Evening: 6 pm

Pastor Jim Warnock

207-935-3129

located on 8 Drift Road, just behind Main Street Mobil Station

“You Are Welcome!”

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes

“A Welcoming Congregation”

Sunday, January 22: “An Interlude,” in which we say farewell for a time — Rev. Mary Edes Service will be followed by Semi-Annual Meeting and Sabbatical send-off party

To see a brief video about Unitarian Universalism, go to: www.uufes.org Sunday Service 10am • Religious Education at 10am Nursery Care for Infants and Toddlers The Reverend Mary Giles Edes, Minister 603.323.8585 • 30 Tamworth Rd, Tamworth

“That in all things Jesus Christ might have the pre-eminence”

Faith Bible Church Independent * Non-Denominational

Meets each Sunday at 10:00 am

Located at Rt 16A and Dundee Road in Intervale Pastor Bob Novak • 383-8981 • Nursery Provided

Holy Epiphany Liberal Catholic Church 15 Washington St, Conway, NH (The Echo Building)

Mass: Monday to Friday 9:00am Sundays 11:00 am Bp. Jason Sanderson, Pastor • (603)-733-6000

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

85 PLEASANT STREET, CONWAY • 447-2404

Rev. Jeffrey W. Monroe, M.M., Rector Tracy Gardner, Organist and Choir Director

HOLY SCRIPTURE - TRADITIONAL WORSHIP

SUNDAYS: Holy Communion; 9:30 am

All Are Welcome!

Healing Service 1st Thursday Monthly 12:00 pm

AN ORTHODOX ANGLICAN PARISH FAMILY


DAILY CROSSWORD TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

by Lynn Johnston

DILBERT

by Scott Adams

By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll be in the mood to stir things up. You’ll add some sparkle and perhaps a pinch of mischief, to another person’s life. Your creations and suggestions will invigorate the action. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). More research is needed before you’re really ready to go for a goal. Read and make arrangements to interview those who are in the know. You’ll clarify your goals over the course of next week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It seems like you’re always the one expected to be the grown up of the group. Sometimes you wish you didn’t have to have such a high level of responsibility. Take a breather. You’ll feel better after you de-stress. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When your mood is lighthearted, the beauty in you radiates out. Your upbeat social energy will help you attract people who give you even more reason to laugh and smile. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Keep trying new approaches to a problem. It will be easier to experiment when you truly believe that there’s a magic combination that will work. There really is a winning solution; you just have to find it. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 21). You will move outside your normal avenues of thought. Newfound knowledge will add depth to your life. Endeavors come to completion in February. A new relationship becomes strong through spring. Your focus on work, service, education and travel will lead to achievement in the fall. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 2, 12, 18 and 50.

Get Fuzzy

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be frugal without thinking too much about it or trying too hard to save. You’ll naturally gravitate toward choices that put more money in your pocket because they just make sense. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll use your originality in an environment where almost everyone is doing the same thing. You’ll stand out in a good way. People will notice you and, in a sense, feel more awake. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People will ask you difficult questions. You’ll have an inkling about this, and you’ll be wise to anticipate, prepare for and rehearse ahead of time. Try out different answers to see what feels right. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Monitor your nervous system. Tension levels will rise and fall. You can manage your stress through exercise and other coping strategies. Talk to a friend. Cut events out of your schedule. Slow things down. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll feel a strong drive to be first. Is it your ego pushing you forward or are you merely acting on the impulse of destiny? Stay aware of the others around you. If you are meant to be No. 1, no one else will be hurt in the process. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It will be an all around good day. You’ll be in high spirits and quite productive. Spontaneous activities will delight you. The events you plan will be equally special. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Travel, teaching and study are avenues for increasing the money flow to your realm, and that’s not the only positive result for your efforts. You love to learn and have fun with it.

by Darby Conley

HOROSCOPE

by Chad Carpenter

Solution and tips at www.sudoku.com

TUNDRA

Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 thru 9.

For Better or Worse

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2012 with 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In 1793, French King Louis XVI was executed in Paris. On this date: In 1861, Mississippi Sen. Jefferson Davis resigned from the U.S. Senate, 12 days before Mississippi seceded from the Union. He later became president of the Confederate States of America. In 1924, Vladimir Lenin, architect of the Bolshevik Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union, died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 54. In 1954, the world’s first atomic-powered submarine, the Nautilus, was launched at Groton, Conn. In 1976, the supersonic Concorde airplane was put into service by Britain and France. In 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardoned American Vietnam War-era draft evaders and ordered a case-by-case study of deserters. In 1991, Iraq announced that it would use hostages as human shields against allied warplanes. In 1998, Pope John Paul II arrived in Havana for his first visit to Cuba. In 2003, the U.S. Census Bureau said Hispanics had moved past African-Americans as the largest minority group in the United States. In 2004, a U.S. scientist who had toured North Korea nuclear facilities told the U.S. Congress there was evidence they could produce enriched plutonium. In 2005, Iraq officials said $300 million was taken from Baghdad’s central bank and flown to Lebanon. Its whereabouts were unknown. In 2007, Afghanistan’s Kabul government was reported planning war against its illegal opium trade with an attack on 55,000 acres of ripening poppies in a leading drug-producing province. In 2008, 20 miners were killed in an explosion at a reportedly unsafe coal mine in China’s northern Shanxi Province. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a farreaching and controversial 5-4 decision, ruled that the government cannot restrict the spending of corporations and unions for political campaigns. In 2011, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., said to be the main target in a lethal assault at a Tucson political meeting in which six people died, left a hospital almost two weeks after she was shot in the head to begin rehab in Houston. Today’s Birthdays: Ethan Allen in 1738; explorer and historian John Fremont in 1813; Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in 1824; firearms designer John Browning in 1855; Roger Nash Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, in 1884; fashion designer Christian Dior and German high-wire walker Karl Wallenda both in1905; actors Telly Savalas and Paul Scofield both in 1922; British comedian Benny Hill in 1924; famed disc jockey Robert “Wolfman Jack” Smith in 1938; golfer Jack Nicklaus is 72; opera star Placido Domingo is 71, folk musician Richie Havens is 71; singers Mac Davis is 70, Edwin Starr, is 70 and Billy Ocean is 62; actors Jill Eikenberry is 65, Robby Benson is 56, Geena Davis is 56; U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke is 62; Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is 59.

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46 Ended widowhood 50 Santa’s little toymaker 51 Festive celebration 53 Seward Peninsula city 54 U.S. Pacific island territory 56 Surrender 58 __ out (resign) 59 Belladonna derivative 61 Net minder 63 One between 12 and 20 64 Bigots 65 Bacon or Lamb 66 Sandra Bullock thriller 1 2 3 4 5

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at Four Your Paws Only on Rte. 16 in N. Conway. New changes for 2011. 11-12 is for smaller, quieter dogs and puppies. 12-1 is for larger more active dogs and puppies. Playgroups are Free and run every Saturday. All dogs must be on a leash & utd on vaccinations. call 603-356-7297 fmi or Visit www.fouryourpawsonly.com.

FREE ROOSTER Free to a good home. 4 months old. (603)490-2622. HARVEST Hills Animal Shelter, 5 miles east of Fryeburg, 1389 Bridgton Rd. Rte.302. 207-935-4358. 30 loving dogs and kittens and cats available. All inoculations, neutered. 10am-6pm, Mon. & Fri., 10am-3pm, Tue., Wed., Sat., Sun., closed Thursdays. HARVEST Hills Thrift Shop. Open daily, closed Thursday, new hours. 10am-3pm. JANUARY reduced rates on preanesthetic bloodwork for discounted dental cleanings in February! 603-447-8311 for info www.mwvmobilevet.com

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ONE NIGHT DOG TRAINING CLASSES- F RYEBURG Loose-Leash Walking- Jan. 19th at 7pm. Coming When Called Jan. 26th at 7pm. Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 to register. PET DOG TRAINING Golden Paws, LLC. Conveniently scheduled private lessons. John Brancato, KPA training. (603)244-0736 jrbrancato@roadrunner.com. PIT Bull/ Bull Mastiff pups. Born Sept. 26th. Very friendly, nice colors, good with kids and other animals. Parents on premise. $600 or trade for hunting equipment/ tools, etc. (603)539-7009. PUPPIES AKC Golden Retriever. Vet checked, 1st shots, 3 girls, 2 boys. (207)625-7560, (207)636-0126.

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$799 TO $4999 Cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, 4x4. No hassle prices. Many to choose from. (603)770-6563. 1998 GMC $2500 SLE, reg. cab, 4X4, 103K, w/8' Fisher plow, $4200/obo, 603-723-5698. 2007 Jaguar XJ8- mint condition, 36k miles. Call (603)356-3301 or myusedcars.info 2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD pickup, 8900 miles, mint condition. Call (603)356-3301 or myusedcars.info HERMANSON!S AUTO WAREHOUSE, LTD Auto Sales & Repair Eastern Spaces Warehouse East Conway Road Hermansonsautowarehouse.com 07 Chevy HHR, 4cyl, auto, white .. ............................................$7,250 05 Chevy Suburban, 4x4, V8b, auto, leather, 3rd row, slver $8,200 04 GMC Envoy, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, black....................................$6,450 04 GMC Sierra, 4x4, V8, stra cab, charcoal ..............................$7,900 04 Jeep Gr Cherokee, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver...........................$6,750 03 Chevy Trailblazer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver...........................$7,250 03 Chevy Trailblazer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, Lt. green.....................$6,500 03 Dodge, 1500, 4x4, V8, quad cab, auto .............................$7,900 03 Dodge Durango, 4x4, V8, auto, blue......................................$5,950 03 Mazda 6, 4dr, 4cyl, 5spd, red... ............................................$5,450 03 Subaru Legacy GT, sedan, awd, 4cyl, 5spd, silver.........$5,900 02 Chevy Monte Carlo SS, 3.8 V6, auto, black...........................$5,900 02 Chevy Suburban, 4x4, V8, auto, 3rd row, white.............$6,900 02 Dodge Grand Caravan, V6, auto,. Gold...........................$4,900 02 GMC Yukon, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, pewter .................................$5,900 02 Nissan Xterra, 4x4, V6, auto, sliver....................................$6,900 02 Nissan Xterra, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver....................................$5,900 01 Dodge Caravan, 6cyl, auto, blue......................................$4,250 01 Dodge Durango, 4x4, V8, auto, black....................................$5,900 01 Nissan Pathfinder, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver...........................$4,900 00 Chevy Blazer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver....................................$4,450 00 Jeep Gr Cherokee, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, black...........................$5,250 00 Pontiac Bonneville 6 cyl, auto. Silver ...................................$4,950 00 Volvo V70, 5cyl, auto, leather silver....................................$5,450 Our vehicles are guaranteed to pass inspection and come with a 20 day plate and 30 day mechanical warranty. In house financing with 50% down payment and a minimum $200/month payment at 0% APR for 12-18 month term. Please call Sales at 356-5117.

ALWAYS PAYING CA$H for junk vehicles. Fast and courteous pick up (603)730-7486. Buying a car? Selling a car? Call (603)356-3301. or myusedcars.info BUYING all unwanted metals. $800 for large loads. Cars, trucks, heavy equipment. Free removal. (207)776-3051.

Business Opportunities Aspiring Entrepreneurs If you want your own business without a large financial risk and with free training, flexible hours and ongoing support go to: www.guidetoyourfuture.com.

Child Care Center Conway in-home day care has openings for children 6 weeks and up. Excellent references. (603)340-1677. Conway: In-home daycare. Opening for 6 weeks & up. State scholarships available. Call Tammy (603)447-2664. EFFINGHAM Daycare in business for 20 years has 1 opening, lots of TLC, playtime and learning. Meals and snacks included. Title 20 accepted. Call Elaine FMI (603)539-7574. LITTLE Treasure’s Learning Center, a licensed childcare, and a ministry of the Journey Church, at 296 East Main St, Conway, NH, has openings for children from 3 months to 2 yrs. Please call Peggy at (603)447-3900. OCC Childcare Ctr is a licensed pre-school and daycare center. Sliding fee scale, state scholarships available. Includes breakfast, lunch & snacks. Openings in all programs. New enrollment specials call 539-6772.

Crafts STUFF & THINGS A unique place to shop. Antiques, furniture, collectibles & more. Group space avail. Consignments wanted. 1470 Rt.16, Conway (one mile south of Kanc). Open Thurs-Mon 10-6pm. (603)447-5115.

For Rent

• 3 bdr, 2 bath NEW CONSTRUCTION home in NC Village. Detached garage, plenty of space, and brand new. Fully applianced. No Pets/Smoke. $1,200/mo + util. • 3 bdr, 3 bath house in Conway. Fully furnished, spectacular views, lots of space, rights to nearby ponds and more! $1,350/mo + util. No Pets/Smoke please. • 3 bdr, 2.5 bath beautifully furnished high end home in Conway. Waterfront, spectacular Mtn. views, detached garage + MUCH more. $2,200/month + utilities. No Pets/Smoke. Please contact Brett at brett@badgerrealty.com or (603)356-5757 ext 334 2-4 bedroom long term and seasonal. Starting at $750 call 603-383-8000, anne@fgpm.com. ARTIST Brook Condominium, 3 bedrooms with loft, 2 full baths 1400 s.f., w/d hook-up, no pets, electric heat. $825/mo. 1st month 1/2 off. (603)423-0313 ext. 3701. bfortin@citysidecorp.com. BARTLETT studio apt. w/ wifi, cbl., flt. screen, new rooms, dishwasher. Cats okay. $675/mo. Charles (603)387-9014.

G.P. Auto is now buying junk vehicles at a fair price. We pay cash. (603)323-8080.

BARTLETT, available immediately, small pets considered. 2 bedroom/ 1 bath duplex home, furnished or unfurnished. Propane heat. $800/mo + utilities. One month security. References required. Mountain & Vale Realty 356-3300.

PAY $300 minimum for your junk car/ truck picked up. Also buying junk vehicles, light iron, heavy iron over the scales. We also buy copper, brass, wire, aluminum, batteries and much more. Call for scale (603)323-7363.

BARTLETT- Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath duplex. 2200sf, open, updated kitchen, ample closet space and more. Secluded location. W/d hookup, hot water heat, nonsmoking, $900/mo plus utilities. Year round, unfurnished. William (603)387-5392.

BUYING junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.


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BROWNFIELD- 3 bdrm, 2 bath home, remodeled, great location, lots of space. $ 700/mo + utilities. (603)986-9741.

CONWAYWest Side Rd. Sunny, 1 bedroom apartment, first floor, off street parking, trash/ snow removal. No smoking. Small pets considered. $650 plus utilities and security deposit. Call 603-387-1743.

MADISON farmhouse rent or rent-to-own. 2200sf, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 acres $1395/mo. 5 car barn $195/mo. (727)252-4626. Real Estate Agent.

NORTH Conway, 95 Common Court, one unit available. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, w/d hook-up, walking distance to outlets (Settlers’ Green) $800/mo. 1st month 1/2 off. No pets. Credit check required. (603)423-0313. E x t 3 7 0 1 . bfortin@citysidecorp.com.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS HERE! Garden shop & Landscaping? Christmas Trees? Winter equipment sales? Antiques? Crafts? Art Gallery? Insurance? Engineering? Food Service? Ice Cream? Retail? Lawyer? Ski Shop? Accountant? What ever you do, a new, highly visible location in the most affluent section of the Valley offers Opportunity! Attractively updated log commercial building in dynamite Bartlett location has 500’ frontage on Route 16 between Story Land and Jackson. 1598 SF. Lease for $1,500/mo. plus utilities. Rent-to-own? Or purchase now for $219,500 ($22,000+ under assessed value) E-mail interest and references to

HOT Tub: Dreammaker X400. Approx. 6’x5’6”, has new cover, filled & running now. 120v regular outlet. 4 person. Family has changed; no longer using tub. Can be viewed operating. Can help with delivery. Excellent tub for basement or indoor area. Enclosed plastic shell. Rodents can’t get in. $1500/obo. (603)387-3271.

BROWNFIELD: beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, Jacuzzi tub, central air, propane fireplace on over 2 acres, $1,250/mo ($1,200 if paid by 1st of mo) plus utilities. Bill Lydon, Coldwell Banker Wright Realty, references 603-986-6247.

CONWAY: 1 bdrm handicap accessible subsidized apt. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferences given to those applicants with extremely low income. Call Mary at Stewart Property Management. 603-641-2163. E.H.O. CONWAY: living room, kitchen & 1 bdrm apt. Heat, plowing, trash removal included. $850/mo. (603)915-6736.

We have the rental property you are looking for! Look at our full page ad in the real estate section for listings. CENTER Ossipee 2 bdrm small home with garage, woodstove. Nice rural secluded yard. Some animals okay, no smoking. $1000/mo. 1st mo plus security. (603)651-7472. CENTER Ossipee 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. Rents start at $750/mo. Includes heat & hot water. 1 indoor cat okay. Call Mary (603)641-2163, Stewart Property Management. EHO. CHOCORUA 1 bedroom $600/mo includes parking, dumpster, snow removal, large kitchen, dishwasher, garbage disposal, full bath, living room with slider to sunny deck. Coin opt laundry. 603-323-8000. Facebook: Sweetwater Junction Apartments for pictures.

CONWAY 2 BEDROOM Village apt. newly renovated. 1st floor, yard, includes heat and plowing, lease, security. No smoking or pets $725. (603)447-6033. CONWAY Gorgeous 1 bedroom apt. with basement storage, w/d, $625/mo. plus utilities (603)915-6736.

CONWAY 1 BEDROOM 1st floor, $625/mo. Includes heat, plowing & trash. Security, lease, no smoking or pets (603)447-6033. CONWAY 2 bedroom ranch w/ 2 car garage, oil heat, wood floors. No pets, no smoking. Credit check. $1000/mo + security. (603)387-5515. FURNISHED small 1 bedroom apt. Conway, great neighborhood. Gas heat, non-smokers only, no pets. $500. (603)447-3810. CONWAY Rt. 16 efficiency cabins. Single room w/ kitchenette and bath. Compact/ convenient. Starting at $400/mo. plus utilities. No Pets, no smoking. Credit/ security deposit required. Call 603-447-3815.

CONWAY STUDIO $475/mo. Includes heat, plowing & trash. Security, lease, no smoking or pets (603)447-6033. CONWAY Village- 1 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor, walk to stores, bank, Post Office and library. Includes heat, parking, rubbish and snow removal. No pets, nonsmoking. 1 months rent plus security deposit, $600/mo 603-986-7178. CONWAY- 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, pets considered, 1 year lease, unfurnished, $650/mo plus utilities, security deposit and credit check. Good credit required. Rich Johnson, Select Real Estate (603)447-3813. CONWAY- Central location, 2 BR, 1 BA condo. Private 3rd floor, end unit. $750 + utilities. Call Alex Drummond, RE/MAX Presidential 603-356-9444 x240. CONWAY- Large 1 bedroom $650/mo. Includes heat, hot water, plowing, trash. Deposit/ references required. (603)447-6612.

FREEDOM: Sm 1 bdrm house with garage, furnished, lake privileges nonsmoker $850/mo (603)539-5585. FRYEBURG 2 bedroom, 1 bath apt. $700/mo, includes heat & hot water. Call Paul Wheeler Re/Max Presidential 603-356-9444 ext.206. FRYEBURG Village, 2 bedroom mobile, w/d hook-up, laminate floor, good credit only, $650 plus. (207)935-3241. 1 month free rent! Fryeburglovely 4 bedroom, 2 bath, a/c, w/d hook-up, deck, $1000/mo plus. No pets 207-935-3241. FRYEBURG/ Denmark 3 bdrm home. Big yard, garage, non-smokers, pets okay. $875 +. (207)647-8360. FRYEBURG: 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath townhouse. Full basement, w/d hook-up, dishwasher, private deck & storage shed. No utilities, $800/mo. (978)580-9607. FRYEBURG: Cozy 3 bdrm ranch; great yard; easy to heat; walk to town; porch. $850 (207)256-0077.

MADISON Spacious 2 bedroom apt., close to Conway Village. Deck, no smoking/ pets, $650/mo plus utilities. 367-9270. 1 bdrm apt, Rt.16 Madison. Heat, elec. Plowing & Trash included $575/mo. & sec. dep. (603)447-6524. N Conway, house, sought after location. Worry free living. 3 bedroom 2 bath, kitchen very large family room. Very comfortable family home. Move in ready. Please call to view (603)356-2009. N. Conway, West Side Rd.- Log cabin with views, National Forest, Saco River. No smokers. $550/mo plus utilities. (603)356-3504. N.CONWAY Village: Sunshine pours in thru new windows in this corner apt w/ full kitchen & bath, living room & separate BR. Private parking & entrance. Economical gas heat. $615/mo. doghouse included. Emily@JtRealty.com, 603-356-7200 ext21. http://tinyurl.com/7l8ljbt NO. Conway Village 3 bedroom house, barn & great yard! Newly renovated. $1500/mo + utilities. S.D. & ref required. Call (603)447-3885. NO. Conway, Kearsarge Rd. 1 bedroom w/ deck. Propane heat, no smoking/ pets. Laundry on property. Local & attentive landlords. S.D. & ref. required $625/mo. Call (603)356-2514.

FRYEBURG: In-Town, 1 bdrm, heated, 1st floor, $550/mo. Dep req., no pets. (603)662-5536.

NO. Conway, Kearsarge Rd., 2 bedroom, propane Rinnai heat. No smoking/ pets. Laundry on property. Local & attentive landlords. S.D. & ref. required. $675/mo. Call (603)356-2514.

FRYEBURG: 1 bdrm, 2nd floor subsidized apt. Must be elderly or disabled to qualify. 1 small pet okay. Call Mary, Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163. E.H.O.

NORTH Conway 3- 4 bdrms, 1.5 bath house. Base of Cathedral Ledge with views, w/d, woodstove. No pets, no smoking. Credit check. $1000/mo (603)609-5858.

FRYEBURG; walk to schools, 3 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse. Woodstove, cathedral ceilings, w/d hook-up, 1 month free after 1 year. Sec. dep., $875/mo plus. 207-935-3241.

NORTH Conway Apt. opening Feb 1st: 2 bedroom downtown village location for $600. Non-smoking, references needed, year lease. Call Jenn 356-6321x6902, or Sheila x6469.

INTERVALE 2 bdrm condo. Patio, w/d, snow removal included. $695/mo, plus utilities. Small dog okay; no cats, no smokers. (603)356-2203. INTERVALE 3 bdrm condo. Newly done over, walkout, small dogs accepted. No cats, no smokers. $699/mo plus utilities. (603)356-2203. INTERVALE 3 bedroom + office, w/d hookup, deck/ mtn. views, no smoking/ dogs. $700/mo. + utilities. References & security (603)383-4911. INTERVALE private rooms: 1-2 beds, TV, fridge, Internet, utilities. Kitchen, phones, computers, laundry. $150-175/week (603)383-9779. INTERVALE- Eagle Ridge condo for rent. 2+ bedroom, 2nd floor, views, tennis courts, swimming pool, semi-furnished, $950/mo plus utilities. (207)925-3737. JACKSON– 3 bdrm, 2 bath home w/ new kitchen, basement, garage and deck. Secluded yet convenient. $950/mo. Call Margie at Re/Max Presidential (603)520-0718. LOVELL, ME.- Horseshoe Pond log home. 1 bedroom, washer/ dryer, garage, deck, fully furnished, $850/mo. Includes utilities, plowing. References. No pets/ smoking. Jeanne, 207-925-1500. LOVELL- 2 bdrm apt. New construction, 1500 s.f., $900/mo. Mt. Washington view (207)809-4074.

NORTH Conway home- 3 bedroom w/ family room, 2 full baths. Nice back yard. Walk to town. $1050/mo plus utilities. Available immediately. First month and security. References required. Mountain & Vale Realty (603)356-3300. NORTH Conway unfurnished 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo. 2nd floor, 1 year lease. No pets or smoking. $700/mo + utility. Security & credit check. Rich Johnson, Select RE (603)447-3813. NORTH Conway Village large one bedroom apt. electric heat, no pets, security and references. $700 plus utilities. Call 387-8014. NORTH Conway Village: Very large, 3 bdrm, apt. with nice yard $1200/mo. (603)986-6806. NORTH Conway walk to everything village living. Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, North Conway Village home. Beautiful wood floors, tasteful updates, replacement windows throughout, large level yard, screened wrap-around porch and large deck. $900 + N/S. Call Josh at Pinkham Real Estate 603-356-5425 or 986-4210.

NORTH CONWAY: Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with all new kitchen, new carpet and paint. Large backyard. Plenty of storage. $850/mo plus utilities. No smoking, some pets considered. Alan 603-733-6741. NORTHBROOK 2 BR/ 2 BA, furnished or un-furnished, woodstove, washer/ dryer. Outdoor pool and tennis, views to Cranmore. No pets. $895/mo plus utilities. First month and security. References required. Mountain & Vale Realty 356-3300. NORTHBROOK Condominium. 2 BR w/ den, 2 bath. Outdoor pool and tennis. W/d, woodstove, views to Cranmore. Attached bath off master bedroom. $900/mo plus utilities. Furnished or unfurnished. Available immediately. No pets. First month and security. References required. Mountain & Vale Realty 356-3300.

RENTALS Wolfeboro, Ossipee, Tamworth, Effingham, Wakefield and Alton Largest selection of houses, apartments, office space, store fronts, storage units and mobile homes. Short or long term. No pets please. See our website for details. DuCo Property Services, (603)539-5577 Mon-Fri 9-5pm.

ducoproperties@myfairpoint.net,

ducopropertyservices.webnode.com

For Rent-Vacation SEASONAL- prime locations 1-4 BR properties. Some slopeside units 603-383-8000, email anne@fgpm.com.

For Rent-Commercial ON Rt16 "Ossipee"- 2000sf renovated commercial/ retail space available with large signage and good parking- $1500/mo. One of the best locations in townContact owner 603-539-5276 also suitable for professional offices. Located at #1028 RT16 Ossipee 24X36 garage/ workshop/ wood working/ auto body repair shop. Lovell Village, ME. $350 plus. (603)828-3661. BUSINESS Opportunity. Auto Sales/ Repair shop. Customer waiting area, large heated shop with lift, compressr, oil tanks, etc. 2400sf with plenty of parking. Ctr. Conway 603-860-6608.

RETAIL & OFFICE SPACE

NORTH CONWAY VILLAGE Options from 250 sq. ft up Call or email for pricing Sheila 356-6321 x 6469

pinkham@pinkhamrealestate.com

Broker interest. Or call Peter at Pinkham Real Estate 603-356-5425. NEW North Conway Village retail space available on Main Street! 725sf. Call Sheila 356-6321 Ext6469 www.AttitashRealty.com/Rentals

NORTH Conway Village- 400 to 1450 sq.ft. Premium office/ retail space. Convenient in-town location (next to TD Bank). Newly renovated, great visibility and access from Main Street or North/ South Road, ample parking. Call Roger (603)452-8888.

For Sale AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. BEDROOM-SOLID Cherrywood Sleigh bed. Dresser, mirror, chest, night stand. New! Cost $2,200 sell $895. 235-1773

CARROLL COUNTY OIL Cash discount, senior citizen discount, prompt deliveries, pre-buy programs. 539-8332. CUSTOM Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,595. 833-8278

D&D OIL Fuel oil and Kerosene, great prices. Call (207)890-6616 or (207)935-3834, or visit: dndoil.com.

DRY FIREWOOD $275/cord

WHITE MTN. FIREWOOD 603-356-5521 FIREWOOD cut, spit and delivered. 16”, 18”, 20”, 22” $275/cord. 12”, 14” also available (603)356-5923.

FIREWOOD Green Firewood $185/cord Minimum 2 cord delivery

207-925-1138

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FIREWOOD

sheiladuane@attitashrealty.com

Kiln dried hardwood for sale. $300/cord plus delivery charge. Call Ossipee Mountain Land Co. 603.323.7677.

COMMERCIAL/ multipurpose space for rent. Right on Rt.302, Bartlett. Please call 603-817-1152.

GARAGE doors, better prices, better doors, guaranteed. Starting @ $487 installed. Alphaoverheaddoor.com. Call (603)356-6766.

North Conway, 280 Thompson. 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1400 s.f., electric/ wood heat, no pets $850/mo. 1st month 1/2 off. (603)423-0313 ext. 3701. bfortin@citysidecorp.com.

CONWAY, NH on Rt.16 & Wash ington St., office space for rent. 510 s.f., 4 rooms and reception area. Pay only heat & electric for first 3 months. Year lease and security deposit. (603)447-5508.

TAMWORTH apartment for rent, small 1 bedroom in my home, private seperate entrance. All utilities included. $575/mo. Call for info. (603)323-8852.

INTERVALE, NH Rt. 16A/302“Office space for rent” Single/ multiple rooms. For available rooms and rental price list see Johnsoncpa.com (207)636-7606.

GIRL’S white toddler bed $80. Forum snowboard $100. Pair of med. women’s snowboarding pants $70/obo. (603)662-8311. GUNS, Guns, Guns. I trade, swap, exchange. I do not sell guns. This is a hobby. Please call if you want to trade. Please no junk. Tel. (603)367-8589. HAY, horse hay $5/bale, delivered $5.25/bale. 383-8917.

LYMANOIL.COM Now offering propane sales and service. Call or visit www.LymanOil.com Jesse E Lyman, North Conway (603)356-2411. NEED Cash? Sell your stuff on Ebay. We do the work. You get cash! 10 years experience. ABCybersell (207)925-3135 Mike. NEWMAC wood furnace, WB100E, used one season. Cost $3300 new, will sacrifice for $1795. Call Bob 356-3133 days. TED’S Discount, Ossipee- Glove sale- tarps, tools, oil, a.t.f, antifreeze, wood, 1000-5000 knife inventory. (603)539-8005.

USED SKI & SNOWBOARD packages, starting at $79.95. All sizes, used helmets $19.95 at Boarder Patrol (603)356-5885.

WOOD HEAT Vigas Gasification Wood Boilers Call today for information & to see a live demonstration! Alternative Heating of Mt. Washington Valley

(603)387-0553 vigasboilers.com

WOODSTOVE Vermont Castings Aspen. Lightly used in seasonal cottage, Freedom. $395. Call Dave (508)845-6658. WOODSTOVE Vermont Castings Intrepid II (black) stove pipe and screen, very good condition, $575 (603)447-5014.

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763. CASH & Carry blow out sale! Chairs $5, sofas from $40 at the Glen Warehouse. 383-6665.

MATTRESS & FURNITURE CLOSEOUTS AND OVERSTOCKS! 20% OFF ENTIRE STORE! RECLINERS $299, FUTONS, $299 BUNKBEDS, $399 SOFAS, $599 RUSTIC FURNITURE AND ARTWORK TOO! COZY CABIN RUSTICS AND MATTRESS OUTLET 517 WHITTIER HWY. (RTE 25) MOULTONBORO CALL JAY 603-662-9066 WWW.VISCODIRECT.COM NEED furniture? Come to one of Gary Wallace Auctioneers Auctions located on Rt.16 in Ossipee, NH- Visit our website to view 100's of photos & detailswww.wallaceauctions.com or call 603-539-5276.

Free 10 FREE FIREPLATES Save oil & money, make hot water with a Fireplate "water heating baffle for wood stove". Restrictions apply, Email: info@dearbornbortec.com or Call: 207-935-2502 for complete details. G.P. Auto is now buying junk vehicles at a fair price. We pay cash. (603)323-8080.


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Help Wanted by Abigail Van Buren

WALLS ARE POOR CONDUCTORS FOR CASUAL CONVERSATIONS

DEAR ABBY: What do you think about people who attempt to converse with you from another room? My boyfriend does it fairly often. He may be on the computer while I’m reading or watching TV, and he’ll yell out a question or tell me something. Most of the time I answer him, but then he’ll continue the conversation -- all from the other room. I find it rude, and to be quite honest, disrespectful. I also think it makes no sense because with the TV on it’s difficult to hear him. If I want to speak to someone in another room, I get off my “keester” and go directly to him or her. That’s common sense. My former roommate used to do the same thing. Do you think this is a “guy thing”? -- CAN’T HEAR IN NEW YORK DEAR CAN’T HEAR: Nope. It’s just lazy. And it continues because you allow it. Tell your boyfriend that if he has something he wants to say to you, he should come and say it. Point out that you give him that respect. And if he “forgets,” stay put and don’t answer from the other room. DEAR ABBY: I have a friend with whom I exchange birthday and Christmas gifts. I make a great deal of effort to find things I know she would like, and I have been quite successful. My friend, however, buys me things I suspect she would like for herself. Example: I’m always hot while she’s always chilly. She bought me heavy pajamas and a warm robe for Christmas. I don’t like spicy food -- she does. She gave me two large containers of seasoning containing chili pepper. I love to read fiction while she prefers nonfiction. For my birthday I received a book about history.

This kind of exchange has been going on for years, and I don’t remember receiving one gift I could really use. What can I say to her? -- PEEVED IN PITTSBURGH DEAR PEEVED: To say something would be rude. I do have a suggestion, however. On the next gift-giving occasion, give your friend some things YOU would like. Example: A pretty fan to accessorize a summer dress, a jar of your favorite jam, a novel or two you would enjoy reading -- and then you can agree on a gift exchange. Problem solved. DEAR ABBY: I have a 2-year-old son, “Seth.” His father, “Ray,” and I went our separate ways during my pregnancy. He came to see Seth a few times when he was a couple of months old and promised he’d continue, but he didn’t follow through. Ray has married since then, and hasn’t called to ask about his son. I don’t call him either. He didn’t show up for court and the DNA test, so the judge ordered him to pay child support by default, which he has been doing. I don’t believe in forcing a man to be a father, and I would never make my son visit him. It is obvious Ray has no interest in his child. I contacted the grandparents and they are just as cold. What do I tell Seth when he asks about his father? -- SOLE PARENT IN ALABAMA DEAR SOLE PARENT: Tell him the truth. Explain that when he was born, Ray wasn’t ready to accept the responsibilities that go along with being a dad -- and that as time has passed, Ray has been unwilling to step forward. As sad as that may be, it would be worse to give your son false information or false hope that his biological father will ever be willing to give him more than the court ordered him to.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at: Dear Abby, c/o The Conway Daily Sun, PO Box 1940, North Conway, NH 03860

Doonesbury

by Gary Trudeau

PARAMEDIC POSITIONS North Conway Ambulance Service is looking for full & part time Intermediates & Paramedics for our 911 and PIFT ambulances. Full time 24 hour shifts along with part time shifts that vary. North Conway Ambulance has excellent starting wages & benefits program. Please apply on-line at:

northconwayambulance.com/careplus.org Or contact Sher at (603)424-8910 x307 EOE

New Horizons is seeking a compassionate, patient and understanding Homecare Provider for a kindhearted older gentleman. This Homecare Provider will provide a safe and nurturing environment in their own home, providing this man total assistance with all aspects of his life. He is non-ambulatory and requires a wheelchair for mobility. Required training is provided and a full support team assists you in this contracted position. You must be a NH resident. For more details, please contact: Shanon Mason, Director of Residential Services at (603)356-6921 x 1030 or send letter of interest and resume by fax (603)356-6310, e-mail: smason@northernhs.org or mail: New Horizons, 626 Eastman Rd, Center Conway, NH 03813. NHS is an EOE.

All positions require a valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance, completion of driver’s and criminal background checks.

HELP WANTED

Graphic Prepress Position And Customer Services/Sales Positions Small printing/book binding company in Moultonborough has immediate opening for Graphic Prepress Position with a strong InDesign and Word background experience a must. We also have Customer service/Sales representative positions available. Applicants should have general office experience, including strong computer, phone and customer service skills. Telemarketing experience is a plus. Benefit package includes matching 401k, health, life and disability.

Please fax resumes to 603-253-8126 or email to Robin@elanpublish.com. No phone calls please. EOE

Free

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

PAY $300 minimum for your junk car/ truck picked up. Also buying junk vehicles, light iron, heavy iron over the scales. We also buy copper, brass, wire, aluminum, batteries and much more. Call for scale (603)323-7363.

CONCRETE Works hiring Loader Operator/ Plow Driver. Must have valid driver’s license. Non-smoker, must be reliable. 387-1444.

HOTEL POSITIONS AVAILABLE!

T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.

Help Wanted AVON: Earnings great! No door to door necessary. Choose your own hours. For information call 323-7361. BABYSITTER needed Fri. & Sat. nights 3pm to Midnight. References a must. (603)730-2073.

CPA office seeks Admin AsstKnowledge of Microsoft Office a plus. Immediate start if available. Great benefit package. Email resume and salary req u i r e m e n t t o debit@metrocast.net THE White Mountain Hotel on West Side Rd. has an opening for an Experienced Part Time Line Cook, 3-5 years working a busy line, must be a Team player, guest oriented, take pride in their cooking and be creative. Apply in person or e-mail Joshua Farrington Executive Chef at (jfarrington@whitemountainhotel.com). Please no phone calls.

Full time sales position now open at a long-standing retail business. Must have some audio/video knowledge along with strong computer skills, enjoys satisfying customer needs (some administrative duties included) and available to work Saturdays. Some employee benefits available. Salary based on experience. Please send your resume or application to: Pattij53@gmail.com, or soundrcj@roadrunner.com or feel free to stop by The Sound Resort, Inc on Eastman Road in North Conway.

Front Desk Agent $10.50/hrRoom Attendant $10.25/hrBanquet Server $11.00/hr. Great benefits! Medical/ dental/ vision/ 401K- many options available! Employee meals provided on site! Must be flexible to work weekends and holidays. Apply at North Conway Grand Hotel, Rte 16 Settlers Green, North Conway or online at www.newporthotelgroup.com.

Help Wanted Karla’s Pet Rendezvous Experience Groomer with references, apply online at www.karlaspets.com. LOOKING for certified mechanic with own tools. Knowledge in diagnostics. Call (603)986-2195 or (603)986-2120. VITO Marcello’s Italian Bistro now hiring wait staff and Hostesses. Apply in person before 4pm. No phone calls please. Ask for Janet. Now in North Conway Village!

BOOKKEEPER Cormack Construction Management is seeking an accurate and invested bookkeeper who has the professional curiosity to understand and analyze numbers. Must be a collaborative personality who will be a valued part of the company’s management team. Responsibilities include financial accounting, A/R, A/P, payroll management, job cost and financial reporting. Must be detail oriented, a team player, and a lifelong learner. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Submit resume to: info@cormackconstruction.com or mail to: 46 East Madison Rd, Madison NH 03849

FRONT DESK GUEST SERVICE AGENT Attitash Mountain Village is seeking an experienced Guest Service Agent for our Resort’s Front Desk. Candidate should have strong communication skills, strong hospitality skills, computer literate, enjoy a fast paced environment and enjoy doing a variety of tasks. Scheduling flexibility, *Weekends and Holidays a must* Excellent benefits. Competitive wages. Confidentiality guaranteed. Mail resume to: Donna Finnie, Human Resource Dept. at AMSCO, PO Box 826, No. Conway, NH 03860 or e-mail DonnaFinnie@EasternSlopeInn.com.

Child Care Provider

Full time or part time positions, competitive wages, good working conditions. Child Care Certificate and/ or Child Development Courses preferred but not required. Call Children Unlimited, Inc. at (603)447-6356.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package! Please check our website for specific details on each position Diabetes RN - Full Time Diabetes RN/LPN/MA - Per Diem Med Surg RN - Full Time Controller - Full Time Director of Information Services IT - Full Time Laboratory Med Tech - Per Diem. MT, MLT required Merriman House Unit Aid - Per Diem Merriman House LNA - Per Diem Surgical Services, Operating Room RN - Full Time + Call Primary Care RN/MA - Full Time Registration/Scheduling Clerk - Full Time Surgical Services RN Director - Full Time A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: www.memorialhospitalnh.org. Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted •Snow Shovelers- Must have own transportation. Please apply in person at: Clyde Watson, Inc. 299 Main Street, Fryeburg or call 207-935-3444.

Always Ready, Always There. Call your local Recruiter! CPL Coree Kinerson (603)717-5676

Help Wanted

Motorcycles

PT Personal Care Attendant to work with an active, outdoor-loving young boy in the central Carroll County area. 10 hrs/week during the school year and 15 hrs/week during vacations. Willingness to learn seizure management required. Send resume plus three letters of reference to Mary Ellen Cade, Northern Human Services, 87 Washington St., Conway, NH 0 3 8 1 8 , o r mecade@northernhs.org EOE Position requires valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance, and driver’s and criminal background checks. (036).

LOOKING for old dirt bikes, trail bikes, enduros, 60’s through early 80’s. Any brand, any condition. Call local, Joe (603)630-5325.

SCARECROW Pub is now hiring Servers, nights & weekends. Apply in person, Rt.16, Intervale.

Home Improvements 1 CALL DOES IT ALL

Black Mt. is SEEKING part time SKI & SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS. Must be available weekends.

For immediate consideration please respond via: Email: jim@blackmt.com or stop in to the ski school office to fill out an app or Contact Jim Adams at Black Mountain. PH: 383-4490, Fax: 383-8088

Ken Karpowich Plumbing and Remodeling. Licensed and insured in ME and NH. Repairs, installations, demo to finish remodeling. Call for a free estimate. I will call you back. 800-356-0315, 207-925-1423.

AM BUILDERS Full service contractor. All types roofing, siding, decks, remodeling, new homes and garages. (603)323-7519 View our website: www.AddisonMasonBuilders.com

GRANITE COUNTERS A quality job for a quality price. Quality Marble and Granite, (603)662-8447.

Home Works Remodelers

Branch Manager Full time position If you are looking for a great working atmosphere this position may be just right for you! Woodlands Credit Union is seeking a dependable person to become the leader of our Conway Branch. The right individual will be a goal oriented proven leader and passionate about exemplary member service. Requirements include: Excellent communication skills, Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field, 2 to 5 years as a supervisor/ manager in a financial institution. Equivalent work experience will be considered. Lending background preferred. Sales/ Retail experience a plus. Woodlands Credit Union is the Credit Union industry leader in Northern New Hampshire with a commitment to serving our employees and our members. We offer a competitive salary structure and a benefits package that includes an employer matching 401k, health, life and long term disability insurances and more. Qualified candidates may send or email resume to:

Joe Rodgers, V.P.H.R. 730 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 Berlin, Gorham, Conway, Plymouth and Lebanon, New Hampshire (603)752-5650 • www.woodlandscu.com Equal Opportunity Employer

All phases of construction, from repairs to complete homes. www.sites.google.com/site/home worksremodelers/ (603)455-7115, (603)447-2402, homwrksrem@yahoo.com.

ROOF WORK SHOVELING

All aspects of roof repair! Entire roofs to small leaks, shingles, steel or flat roofs. Call Mike Lyons, a fully insured professional, serving MWV (603)370-7769.

TILE INSTALLATIONS Regrouting to bathroom remodeling. Ask about free grout sealing. American Pride Tile. (603)452-8181.

Land CENTER Conway. Location, Location, Location! Jct. of 302 and 113. 78 acres. $299,000. 603-367-8054.

Looking To Rent

Teller Conway Office Part time position Woodlands Credit Union in Conway, New Hampshire is seeking a highly qualified individual to become a Part Time Teller. The successful candidate will be goal oriented, personable, professional and passionate about exemplary member service. Money handling and computer experience required. Prior financial institution experience preferred. Flexible schedule. Approx. 25-30 hrs per week, Must be available weekdays between 8:30 and 6:00 and Saturday mornings 8:30-12:30. Woodlands Credit Union is the industry leader in Northern New Hampshire with a strong commitment to member service. We offer employees a professional working environment, competitive pay structure and a benefits package that includes an employer matching 401k, paid vacation and more. Pick up an application at any Woodlands location, or send resume to:

Joe Rodgers, V.P.H.R. 730 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570 Berlin, Gorham, Conway, Plymouth and Lebanon, New Hampshire (603)752-5650 • www.woodlandscu.com Equal Opportunity Employer

RETIRED couple looking for a long term lease large condo or house with 2-3 bedrooms, L/D, 2 baths, storage. Garage would be nice. North Conway, Intervale, Glen, Jackson area. (603)569-1073.

Lost LADIES! prescription progressive eyeglasses, thin brownish frames, sunglass attachment in hard brown case. Reward. 253-4334.

Mobile Homes 3BR Doublewide Tamworth Park needs TLC conditioning, lots of life left. Let’s talk, FMI (603)341-0188.

Motorcycles Buy • Sell • Trade www.motoworks.biz

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH. LOOKING for 650 or larger motorcycle. Don’t need to run, just need front end. (207)749-0562.

Real Estate DON’T MISS THIS! Custom private home 24x32, 7.8 acres, spectacular White Mt. view. $140,000. (207)935-1121.

Services

Storage Space

Cleaning & More

Storage, household, autos, motorcycles, RVs, snowmobiles. Discounted Penske Truck rentals (603)383-6665 www.valleyauto.us

GLEN WAREHOUSE Vacation Rentals Private Homes Offices 24/7 Windows Carl & Dixie Lea 447- 3711 ~ credit cards accepted ~ ~ Est 1990 ~

Real Estate, Time Share NORTH Conway, NH, Mountain View, Red WK 26 2 lock out units in one. 3 Bdrm 2.5 bath, sleeps 10, very well maintained, pool, tennis, etc. Near town, $7500/obo (716)597-8783. TIME share, Eastern Slope, studio- sleeps 4. Week 3, starts MLK. Owners use pool, fitness room year-round. Wi-fi, flat screen, Jacuzzi. Use locally or exchange worldwide. $2800. (603)447-2333.

Real Estate, Commercial FOR SALE BY OWNER Residential property in highway commercial zone. Historic cape with 1,455sf. 1.5 acres w/ 135’ road frontage, Saco River. See website for details: www.northconwayproperty.com

207-233-9254.

Rentals Wanted LOOKING to rent your vacation property for the season or long term. Call Anne @ (603)383-8000 or anne@fgpm.com.

Roommate Wanted ROOMMATE wanted to share large new home in beautiful Jackson, private bedroom & bathroom, no pets, no drugs, no smoking. Available Feb 1st $500/mo (603)383-4460. STOW, ME- 3 bedroom furnished house, nonsmoker, pets negotiable. $500/mo plus shared utilities. (207)595-2240.

Services #1 SANDY'S CLEANING Private, seasonal homes, rentals, commercial, construction cleaning. Security checks, maintenance. 30 years serving the valley. (603)383-9342.

A CLEAN HOME Preston’s Cleaning Service. Fall Cleaning. Cleaning residential/ commercial offices, providing security checks. Free estimates, insured. FMI (603)356-5075.

Affordable Handyman Senior discounts, interior/ exterior painting, windows, sheetrock, carpentry. Insured. Gary (603)356-3301.

B&J’S CLEANING SERVICE

Residential, commercial, rentals & vacation homes and security checks. 24/7 great rates, (603)301-1077.

BIZEE BEE HOME SERVICES

Professional vacation rental & residential housecleaning services, laundry, trash removal, shoveling, window cleaning & any routine property service. Serving the MWV area since 2006. (603)447-5233 www.bizeebeeservices.com

Custom Saw Milling Custom Planing Custom Kiln Drying Call for details Home Grown Lumber (603)447-3800.

John’s Cleaning Service Meticulous cleaning for home or business. Also carpet cleaning, windows, floor refinishing. Local family business (207)393-7285.

NORTH Conway Storage; 24 hour access; secure, dry. $35 special 4’x10’ units. Climate controlled units. Larger units available also. Discounted Budget Truck Rentals Call Rachael at (603)383-6665. STORAGE trailers for rent, 27 to 45’. Good clean dry units. Call D. Rock. 1-800-433-7625.

EXPERIENCED caregiver for home care, available days, references available, (603)383-6106. EXPERIENCED Carpenter available to Contractors or Homeowners. Fully insured. Mike Leafe, Eaton Ctr, NH. (603)499-0234, (603)447-2883. EXPERIENCED, affordable cleaner. Flexible hours, rates starting at $15/hour, references available upon request. Katie (603)733-8339. HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison 367-8851. www.whitemountainhypnosiscenter.com.

U-STORE-IT Seasonal Storage Available. Great rates. 5x10- $39/month; 10x15$89/month Call U-Store-It (603)447-5508.

Wanted $300 & up for unwanted cars & trucks. Call Ricker Auto Salvage (603)323-7363. BOOKS puchased; AMC Guides, White Mountains, regional town state histories, others. Cash paid now (603)348-7766.

KEN'S PLOWING Affordable rates. Ossipee & Madison area. (603)733-7751. MAID of All Work- Houseclean ing and Petsitting services. Reasonable rates. (603)569-6325. PERSONAL care assistant, respite care, full-time, part-time days, nights, and fill-in. 25 years experience. 207-807-1011.

PLOWING & SANDING Driveway & light commercial plowing & sanding. Conway area. Call (603)662-6062 for free estimate.

Property Maintenance Plowing, shoveling & sanding. Interior, exterior maintenance & renovations, property checks. Serving Bartlett/ Glen area. Licensed & insured contractor since 1993. Carr Contracting. 603-383-4334.

THE HANDYMAN No job too small. Plus interior house painting. Reasonable rates. Conway and Freedom areas. Call George (603)986-5284.

TOTAL FLOOR CARE Professional Installation, sanding, refinishing and repair of wood floors. 447-1723.

Snowmobiles 1986 Arctic Cat 440 $800. 1996 Ski-Doo GT500 $1000. Both run excellent. Ice shack $100. (207)935-1121.

Storage Space All your storage needs in the heart of the valley. Modern, clean, dry and secure. Mountain Valley Self Storage (603)356-3773. www.mvselfstorage.com. COMMERCIAL Storage Units, centrally located in North Conway, 200 sq.ft. and up. Ideal for small businesses. Call Roger (603)452-8888. EAST Wakefield- Rt153- Located close to both Belleau and Province Lakes. Self storage units available 5x10, 10x10, & 10x25. 24 hour easy access. Call (603)539-5577.

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FOR ReTails Boutique to benefit the animals at ARLNH-N. Good quality women's clothing, costume jewelry and accessories. Seasonal items such as parkas, hats, gloves and scarves appreciated. Located on the lower level of Norcross Place across from Courtyard Cafe. Open 10am-3pm Tues.-Sat.

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It’s My Girlfriend’s Consignment Boutique is sponsoring the Kennett High School Prom Fashion Show event on March 1st. It will be held at the Eastern Slope Inn & Flatbreads. We are looking for prom gowns, shoes, handbags, shawls. Please contact us at 733-5144 so we may schedule an appointment with you. WANTED used skis & snowboards for trade in on new gear. Call Boarder Patrol (603)356-5885.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

A PUBLIC HEARING of the Freedom Planning Board will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Freedom Town Hall to act upon the following: A second public hearing will be held to discuss proposed changes to the zoning ordinance. Any changes approved by the Planning Board will appear on the ballot on March 13, 2012. • Changes to section 304.6 Cutting and Removal of Trees in the Shorefront District* • Changes to the Home Occupation zoning (Article 15)* *Copies of the revisions, changes and/or updates are available for public inspection at the Freedom Town Office.

WEST OSSIPEE FIRE PRECINCT

To the inhabitants of the West Ossipee Fire Precinct in the County of Carroll, State of New Hampshire, qualified to vote in precinct affairs: You are hereby notified to meet at the West Ossipee Jewel Hill Fire Station on Jewel Hill Road, in said Town of Ossipee on Saturday, January 28, 2012 beginning at ten o’clock in the forenoon (10:00 AM) to act on the following articles: Article I: To elect all necessary precinct officers for the ensuing year as follows: to chose one Commissioner for a term of three (3) years; one Commissioner for a term of one (1) year; one Clerk for a term of one (1) year; one Treasurer for a term of one (1) year; and a Moderator for a term of one (1) year. Article II: To see if the precinct will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Four Hundred Twenty-one Thousand Three Hundred Fifty Three ($421,353.00) for general precinct operations. (Majority vote required) Executive.......................................$15,650.00 Financial Administration..............$8,000.00 Legal................................................$8,000.00 Government Buildings...............$52,000.00 Insurance.......................................$21,700.00 Fire...............................................$193,500.00 Street Lighting...................................$500.00 Principal- Long Term Bond........$32,000.00 Interest - Long Term Bond............$9,183.00 Equipment Lease.........................$34,000.00 Article III: Shall the precinct vote to establish a Fire Department Equipment Capital Reserve Fund for the purpose of purchasing vehicles and other fire fighting and rescue equipment; and to raise and appropriate the sum of twenty thousand ($20,000.00) into the fund; and further to name the Board of Commissioners the agents to expend from the fund. (Majority vote required) Article IV: To transact any other business which may legally come before the meeting. Commissioners of the West Ossipee Fire Precinct Paul Jay, Chairman Gregory Howard Paula Moore

Haine, Pike named DAR Good Citizens for 2012

CONWAY — At a recent Anna Stickney meeting held at the 1785 Inn & Restaurant, the members were proud to honor the two senior high school student recipients of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award, chosen by their respective schools: Peter James Haine of Kennett High School and Patrick James Pike, of Gorham High School. Students are chosen for this award by the faculty and the student body as exemplifier of the qualities of dependability, service and leadership. In anouncing the award, the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution said both Haine and Pike are "a credit to their community, their family and their school. This is an honor that will accompany them throughout their lifetimes. It is a reflection on their excellent characters and abilities. The honor is one which should be noted on every college application and at every job interview that these fine young people will encounter. The award speaks for itself." They will be honored again on the state level in April when all of the New Hampshire 2012 DAR Good Citizens meet for a luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Concord. A tour of the N.H. State House is a part of the venue. If the winners wish to be considered for a scholarship, they can write an essay on a patriotic

Public Notice Town of Effingham

The Board of Selectmen will be holding a public hearing to discuss selling the Town’s Ambulance. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the public meeting room at the Municipal Office Building on School Street in Effingham Falls. For additional information, call the Selectmen’s office at 539-7770 during regular business hours.

PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF MADISON

The following is a list of positions open for election on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The filing period is January 25 through February 3, 2012. One Selectman

Three Year Term

Two Budget Committee Members

Three Year Term

One Moderator

Two Year Term

One Highway Road Agent

Three Year Term

One Planning Board Member

Three Year Term

One Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Three Year Term

One Trustee of the Trust Funds

Three Year Term

One Trustee of the Library

Three Year Term

One Fire Commissioner

Three Year Term

One Supervisor of the Checklist

Six Year Term

One Old Home Week Committee Member

Three Year Term

The Town Clerk’s Office is open to receive filings Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The office will be open on Friday, February 3 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Marcia Shackford Town Clerk

Pictured above, from left to right, are Peter James Haine of Kennett High School; Judith Botsford, the chapter’s DAR Good Citizen Chairman; and Patrick James Pike, the chosen senior from Gorham High School.

theme. The essays are judged first locally, then on the state level and finally on the national level with the National Society of the DAR. The Anna Stickney Chapter was organized in 1896 right in North Conway. Membership is open to anyone who has an ancestor who aided the cause of independence in the American Revolution. The orgnaization is involved in historic preservation through the offering the programs of the National Society to local schools; honoring veterans; keeping the patriotism alive in the community. For membership information, email: aschapter@hotmail.com or call the chapter regent at 447-5406.

Attention Jackson Residents

In accordance with RSA 669:19 the filing period for candidates for the following positions in the March 13th town election will be Jan 25 through Feb 3rd. Selectman (3 yr) Town Auditor (1 yr) Trustee of the Trust Funds (3 yr) Cemetery Trustee (3 yr) Town Moderator (3 yr) Supervisor of the Checklist (6 yr) File with the Town Clerk during normal office hours or 3-5 on Feb 3rd. There is no filing fee.

USED VEHICLE FOR SALE

The Town of Conway is now accepting bids for the following vehicle: 2003 FORD F350 DRW 1-TON 6L DIESEL, Mileage 79,233, Serial No. 3ED58228. Needs body work. Vehicle can be seen at the Town Garage in Center Conway, NH. The vehicle will be sold in “As Is” Condition. For more information contact Mike Courville at 447-6661. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “USED VEHICLE BID 2012” and clearly indicate the bid amount. The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technical or legal deficiencies and to negotiate with any bidder in the best interest of the Town. Bids must be received at the office of the Public Works Director,1634 East Main St. Center Conway, NH 03813,no later than 2:00 PM January 30, 2012.


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Spiller wins raffle of portrait by local artist Elizabeth Irwin

CONWAY — Mike Spiller is the winner of the portrait raffle, winning a portrait of his choice painted by local artist Elizabeth Irwin. Spiller won an oil portrait of his choice in early September, when two youngsters, Daniel and Miya, pulled his name from a hat. Spiller then met with artist Elizabeth Irwin, to talk about the type of portrait Spiller would choose. He chose a painting of his two cats, Halo and Shauntie. The proceeds of the raffle were used to help offset some of the costs of college student Bjorn Sage's trip to New Zealand, where Sage finished his college education in environmental conservation, with a minor in economics. Bjorn Sage recently returned from the Eco Quest program and is ready to begin his career in that field. Sage said he was grateful for all those involved in the raffle, as well as any who contributed encouragement and help throughout his college years; "I didn't fail to remember any who supported me along the way and really appreciate the many people involved, and can't thank you enough," he said.

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Malia is library poster contest winner FRYEBURG — Seventh grader Dominic Malia has been named the winner of the Molly Ockett Middle School library poster contest. Students were challenged to participate and make a poster that would exhibit a strong message about reading with a creative overall design. The winner of the contest will receive a free pass for a day of skiing or riding at Shawnee Peak. The library thanked all students who submitted entries and Shawnee Peak for providing the prizes.

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Mary Leavitt 447-1710 Historian Williams to Albany Town Column Dorothy Solomon 447-1199 discuss ‘Historian’s Contradance at Tin Mountain Nature Center tonight Toolbox’ Jan. 26 LOVELL, Maine —Historian Robert C. Williams will discuss his latest book "The Historian’s Toolbox: A Student’s Guide to the Theory and Craft of History" at the Charlotte Hobbs Library in Lovell, Maine's monthly speaker program on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this widely-used “how-to” guide introduces readers to the theory, craft, and methods of history and provides a series of “tools” to help them research and understand the past. “This excellent book is by far one of the most effective tools I have in my toolbox as a teacher when I prepare for our Introduction to History course each year. Williams really knows how to present the discipline to undergraduates in a manner that is insightful, provocative, comprehensible, and comprehensive. Students who read carefully and take to heart this book’s many wise lessons will build a firm foundation for future success in the field.” Elizabeth D. Leonard of Colby College, wrote in review of the book. Williams, Vail Professor of History and Dean of Faculty Emeritus at Davidson College, will read some selections from the book and talk about how he came to write it. Books will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the library. Refreshments will be served after the program. The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library is located at 227 Main Street in Lovell, Maine. For more information call (207) 925-3177 or visit www.hobbslibrary.org.

Town elections are coming up. The filing period for declaring candidacy is Wednesday, Jan. 25 through Friday, Feb. 3. The following offices are open for filing: moderator, two-year term; selectman, three-year term, town clerk/ tax collector, three-year term, treasurer, three-year term; road agent, three-year term; trustee of the trust funds, three-year term; and trustee of the trust fund, twoyear term. Also open for filing: school board member, three-year term, school board member, oneyear term, moderator, one-year term; clerk, one-year term, and treasurer, one-year term. You can file your candidacy for any of these offices with the town clerk during office hours. At the Wednesday selectmen’s meeting, Steve Knox and Tara Taylor were reappointed to the planning board. Mike Helmers was appointed as an alternate to the planning board as well. Tin Mountain: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can explore the wildlife of the Sandwich area with naturalist Dr. Rick Van de Poll. Meet at Tin Mountain at 9 a.m. if you’d like to carpool.

Bring warm layers of clothing, lunch and water. Call 447- 6991 to reserve a spot. Contra dancing will begin tonight (Jan. 21) at the Tin Mountain Hall on Bald Hill Road. A potluck supper will start at 6:30 p.m. and dancing will start at 7:30 p.m. and go until 9:30 p.m. Fish of a Feather will supply the music and Byron Ricker is the caller. All dances will be taught so it should be a good experience for new dancers. Adults pay $7 and children under 12 are $3. Waldorf School: Don’t forget the open house/benefits of knitting and Waldorf Education is on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gibson Center: Welcome the Year of the Dragon with a special Chinese-style meal on Monday. On Tuesday visit the frosty works of art in Jackson with friends from the center. Afterwards they will stop for cocoa. Call 356-3231 to reserve your seat on the bus. On Friday meet in the Silver Lake Landing dining room and enjoy scones hot from the oven. Please call to reserve your space and a scone. Bring your favorite teacup.

Want to learn something new.?.. Ham Arena is providing instruction and equipment you will need to learn the game. It is a game that can be played by adults and children. Come to Ham Ice Arena on Jan 21 at 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Jack and Camille Rose have returned from a busy and happy vacation in Florida where they visited their son Tony and his wife Erin as well as their newest (and 15th) grandchild, Ethan Robert. While there they also saw Jack’s sister, Claudine, and her husband Henry who live in Benton Beach, and their nephew Jack and his wife, Shen, in Sarasota. Mary and Arthur Leavitt’s daughter, Bethany Plummer, spent Friday night and Saturday with them. Beth took her son, Andrew, to a Boy Scout camp in Gilmanton and on Sunday she picked him up and returned home. It was a short yet lovely visit. It promises to be a winter weekend with snow and cold weather. Hope you enjoy yourselves and keep warm. Have a great week.

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Anastasia W. Mahan

Anastasia W. Mahan, formerly of Lincoln, Mass. and Jackson, died peacefully in Malden on Jan. 12 from complications of old age. Several years ago, following the death of her husband of 62 years, Russ, she moved to Malden to be near her daughter Stephanie and family. Born on April 27, 1918, in Boston to Ralph and Anastasia Wilson, she graduated from Wellesley High School in 1934 and attended Wellesley College before transferring to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where she graduated in 1939. Stasia began a career as an actress, first touring the United States with “What A Life!” and then in New York City and the Boston area with radio and commercial work. In the early 1940s she was “Marsha Jordan”— the radio presence of the Jordan Marsh Department store, advising young women on fashion and style. In 1944, Stasia married Russell P. Mahan, who had pursued her since meeting her at a Wellesley mixer 10 years previously. The couple set up housekeeping in Cambridge, started their family and soon moved to more spacious quarters in Newtonville. Meanwhile they searched nearby towns for land suitable to build their permanent home. From 1947 to 1951,

Stasia and Russ could be found in Lincoln every weekend, working to build the family home on Sandy Pond Road where she and Russ would raise their four children and live for nearly 60 years. In addition to homemaking, Stasia excelled at sewing, knitting and weaving, kept the family supplied with Toll House cookies, and enjoyed pampering her many flowering plants and orchids. Her home was always open to her many friends for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Stasia was active in her church and community. For many years she volunteered with the Massachusetts Association for the Blind, reading textbooks and scholarly papers to visually impaired college and graduate students at area campuses. She also recorded books for the blind. Stasia is survived by her daughters, Sheila, of Portland, Ore., Catherine and her husband, John Hill, of Baltimore, Md., Stephanie and her husband, Charles Stigliano, of Malden, Mass.; her son, Michael and his wife, Susanna Fichera, of Bowdoinham, Maine; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Malden.

Janet Thompson

On January 18, 2012, Janet Thompson, 63, of Lovell, Maine, lost her courageous battle with cancer. She was a devoted mother and wife and friend to many. Janet was born in Bridgton, Maine, the daughter of Celia Gardener Campbell and Walter Campbell on October 10, 1948. She met her husband Harold Thompson when she was 16. They married on December 10, 1966 and were married 45 years. She leaves behind her husband Harold Thompson, her daughter Sonya Stevens and her children Andrew and Timothy Stevens. Her son Scott Thompson his wife Tami and her children Jasmine, Jordan and Jacob Ward. Her brother Aurther Campbell and Mary Thompson, and many nieces and neph-

ews and great nieces and nephews. She was the light and spark to anyone that knew her. She loved her family and friends dearly. Janet worked for many years in the shoe shop in Fryeburg Maine. When she wasn’t working she was busy taking care of anyone who needed her and those who didn’t even know that they needed her. She always had a smile for anyone. She loved to camp and spend time with her family. She touched a great many lives, She will never be forgotten, always loved. Per her wishes there will be no services at this time. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, Maine. On line condolences may be expressed to the family at www. woodfuneralhome.org

Lambert to speak at Ossipee Garden Club meeting Feb. 2

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OSSIPEE — Kathy Lambert from Cloverleaf Farm in Effingham will be the guest speaker for the February meeting of the Ossipee Garden Club. Lambert will discuss growing organic heirloom vegetables and disease control. She will explain how to collect seeds from the heirloom vegetables and

how to properly store them for planting the following year. The presentation will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, in the Ossipee Public Library in Center Ossipee. Light refreshments will be served and the meeting is open to the general public. For more information, contact Patricia at 539-1968.

Brownfield Recreation Winter Carnival Jan. 28 BROWNFIELD — Brownfield Recreation Department holds its third annual winter carnival Saturday, Jan. 28, with sled dog rides, horse drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, snowball cap-

ture the flag, sledding, hot cocoa, and a lunch of hot dogs, chili, and beef stew. New this year is a wild game cookoff. Contact Russ for more information at (207)935-7712.


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Brian Fowler to speak on the geology of Pesidential Range

JACKSON — The Friends of the Jackson Public Library will host a presentation on “The Presidential Range-During and After The Ice Age” by professional geologist Brian K. Fowler at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Jackson Public Library. Fowler has spent his life working in the field of geology and in particular, in and around the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Southeastern Quebec. He has been involved in the rock mass sta-

bility studies of the Old Man of the Mountain, is the past President of the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, past president and life trustee of the Mount Washington Observatory, former Appalachian Mountain Club hutman, and founder and past president of Mountain Rescue Service, among other notable accomplishments. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more informaton call the library at (603) 383-9731.

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Pictured above, third graders at Freedom Elementary School receive new dictionaries from the Rotary Club of Ossipee.

Rotary donates dictionaries for Freedom students

FREEDOM — The Rotary Club of Ossipee (a branch of the North Conway Rotary Club), recently brought new dictionaries to students of the third and sixth grades of Freedom Elementary School. Karin Schroeder, principal of Freedom Elementary, said “We can’t thank the Ossipee Rotary Club enough for their generosity and for reaching out to the school. Our students are very excited about their new resources." Rotary’s goal is “service in the community, the workplace and around the world.” Providing dictionaries to local schools helps meet that goal by assisting students to excel in their studies and go on to be successful and productive members of society.

Vibrant colors mark winter art exhibit at Community School

TAMWORTH – The frozen grays and browns of our New Hampshire winterscape may yet be brightened by snowfalls this month, but if you’re longing for color you’ll have to look elsewhere! Here’s a suggestion: Set aside an hour to warm yourself by the woodstove in The Community School lobby and feast your eyes on the vibrant colors of Nicole Maher’s distinctive oil paintings on wood or canvas lining the walls of the two lobbies. Loving the native New England palate, this local artist is known for portraying what she sees outside her own Wonalancet windows, in the shadow of Mount Whiteface. Some of Maher’s pieces demand immediate attention with their size and intensity; others could become comfortable friends tucked by a chair in your favorite nook. All paintings in this display are available for purchase. In an exuberance of color, Maher has filled the lobby and walls of this farmhouse school building. On one wall, the stark geometric pattern of bare-branched trees creates a stained glass effect against the backdrop of rose-colored sky and Sandwich Range mountain tops. Across the room, bright sunlight punches out of the canvas off the ripples of a woodland stream. Turn to your right and you’re gazing at a tangle of tulips from Maher’s own garden. Colors, colors all around, all there to delight winter-starved senses. A fully accredited, independent day school for grades 6 – 12, The Community School has served communities in Maine and New Hampshire since 1989. In addition to art exhibits the school is open to the public for lunch on Thursdays. The school is located in South Tamworth, near the junction of Routes 25 and 113W. For more information call 323-7000 or visit the school website: www.communityschoolnh.org.


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HOME OF THE WEEK

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Oh, what a relief it is BY JASON ROBIE It’s akin to the feeling you get as a kid when Christmas morning is finally here. The anticipation has built up for weeks and now you awake to the smells of breakfast and the scene of Santa’s bounty left behind. Regardless of whether your gift is a pair of socks or that new easy-bake oven you’ve been eyeing all this time, the feeling of relief is the same. For those of us who spend lots of time traveling, it is that relaxing sensation when you finally arrive at your destination. After long hours on the road or in the air, when you finally plop down your travel bag and can take a hot shower, fall into own bed and get some overdue sleep or just wash-up and spend some long awaited, quality-time with your couch! The nerves ease, the shoulders relax and once again you can feel at “home.” What got me on this kick today is that beautiful white stuff that has finally fallen from the sky and blanketed Jason Robie our beautiful valley! The ski resorts have done an admirable job of getting their trails in order. The snowmakers have been spending countless hours making up for Mother Nature. And the groomers have been “making mountains of mole-hills” in the best way possible. Now, two weeks in a row, we finally have the pleasure of natural snow for the rest of the area. I’ll admit it is nice to hit the slopes and enjoy the work of the “machines." But more than anything, I enjoy a simple drive through the back roads to take in the quiet beauty of snow covered trees and homes. What a relief. It is one of the many reasons we live in this beautiful area. I love summertime. I enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and just stepping outside of my house without shivering. Summer offers peepers at night, warm days in the sun and countless activities for all ages. But winter and snow offer something even more special. Sure, the temperatures are a little less friendly but the scenes created by nature’s frosting are second to none. Hiking along a frozen sidewalk in the woods without stumps and rocks to trip over is quite a treat. And sliding your way back down that trail is a well-deserved reward for your hard work. There’s a good reason they are called the White Mountains! Finding that sense of relief can come in various forms. If you are trying to sell you home, there is nothing better than the arrival of that offer in the amount you were hoping for. For buyers, when you find that home in which you can envision building your new life, you know your exhausting search is finally over. For those of us “in” the business, when two people are able to meet in the middle, agree on price and conditions and make their way to the closing table, there is no better feeling. Not only are you happy you were able to service your seller appropriately and find a buyer. But, the feeling of helping someone find a place to call home is also something special. Ask anyone in the real estate industry how the market is going and more often than not, you’ll get an answer with a tone of relief. While the homes are not “flying off the shelves” like they did six or seven years ago, the general consensee ROBIE page 42

This week’s Home of the Week is a contemporary tri-level condominium at Stonehurst.

Country feel in the middle of North Conway CONWAY — Stonehurst Condominiums have not had trouble maintaining their value in these troubled times, because they offer a great location in the middle of North Conway with easy access to the mountains, restaurants, golfing and the many amenities offered in the Mount Washington Valley. Along with location they couple a sophisticated, contemporary tri-level style with numerous on-site amenities: a first-class restaurant (Stonehurst Manor), pool, tennis, views of Mount Washington and in the summer a life-size chess set on the common grounds. All this in your backyard. This three-bedroom, three-bath unit has central air, a formal dining room, large kitchen, stone fireplace in a spacious living room, two decks and a loft. All the condominiums at Stonehurst are well spaced out, still retaining a country feel as you travel through the tree-lined winding roads. Bonnie Hayes, at Select Real Estate in Conway, is the listing agent for this Stonehurst condominium unit, which is priced at $209,000. She can be reached at (603) 447-3813. Website is www.selectrealestate.com. Multiple Listing Service number for the unit is 4122214.

The condo has 1,895 square feet of space.

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Now is a great time to move up

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ROBIE from page 41

sus is one of optimism. Consumer confidence is getting back where it belongs, lending companies are putting together smart loans with appropriate levels of caution, and day-byday people are buying up homes and getting on with their lives. Relief can come in many forms. For some it is the privilege of first tracks on a freshly groomed slope after a long week at work. Others find solace in an evening with friends and family. In the warmer months, a quiet morning on a peaceful pond is just the thing. Still there are those, like myself, that find their rejuvenating relief on the top of Mount Washington and the silence of the snow covered forest along the way. Whatever your pleasure, I hope you find your own sense of relief this weekend. Jason Robie is a staff writer for Badger Realty in North Conway. Phone number is (603) 356-5757.

BY SKIP SMITH

Even though the economy is tough these days, there is opportunity for some of us! If you've kept your job at roughly the same pay and hours, and there's no reason to expect any changes, you may be able to get a great deal on a more substantial home in our area. If you own a starter home, or a home in the best-selling range of our area, you're in an excellent position to "move up." Many homes in the mid-range market are just sitting, waiting for a buyer. Opportunity knocks! First, determine how much more you may be able to afford. Interest rates are at historic lows. If you haven't refinanced in several years, you may be able to get more home for the same money you're presently paying now. Interest rates are currently at about 4 percent. If your current loan is at 6 percent or even more, that could make a big difference in your current borrowing power. A $200,000, 30-year loan costs $1,199 per month at 6 percent interest. At 4 percent, that same loan only costs $954. That's nearly $250 less per month. You could actually buy a home for $50,000 more with a slightly lower monthly payment than you currently have now. Of course, if you don't want to move, you might want to consider a refinance of your current home. Another housing expense you want to take into account are your real estate taxes on your current home. From town to town

Moving up doesn’t necessarily mean buying a larger home. You could buy a home in a more convenient location for your family needs, or have a mountain view, more privacy, better amenities, or a higher quality home. in our valley, real estate taxes can vary to a considerable degree. Taxes in the Mount Washington Valley and Western Maine can range from $9.15 per $1,000 evaluation to as much as $21.78 per $1,000. On a $200,000 home, taxes alone could range from $1,830 per year to $4,500 per year. If you live in a town with the highest tax rate, you're paying $2,526 more per year, or over $200 per month more than the town with the lowest rate. That can give you a lot more borrowing power without increasing your monthly housing expenses. Compare the homes first, then compare the taxes. Moving up doesn't necessarily mean buying a larger home. You could buy a home in a more convenient location for your family needs, or have a mountain view, more privacy, better amenities, or a higher quality home. In our valley midrange homes have been discounted substantially more than starter homes and

there is a better selection too. In a stronger market, mid-range homes sell for substantially more. Moving to a home in the $225,000-and-up range in this area generally means a substantial discount in value when compared to starter homes. To take advantage of the opportunities in a down market, it's time to look at your loan, your taxes, and properties that are in slower moving price ranges $225,000 to $400,000 . It's the same opportunity you've always heard: "Buy when everyone's selling. Sell when everyone's buying." As you can see, our present real estate market may provide you an opportunity to improve your long term equity position and have a nicer home to enjoy too, especially if you have an older loan and live in a higher tax-rate area. Even if you don't, there are plenty of deals out there. When buying a home, you should be aware of some of the changing factors that add value to a home. Energy efficiency is becoming very important and quality has become more important than size. These homes can save you money in heating, cooling and maintenance costs, as well as improving the comfort of your new home. Is it time to start looking at your options? Skip Smith is a broker at Coldwell Banker Wright Realty, 481 White Mountain Highway, Conway, NH 03818. He can be reached by phone at (603) 447-2117 Ext. 306 or e-mail Skip.Smith@coldwellbanker. com. Website is www.wrightrealty.com.

652 Allard Hill • Madison, NH Just steps from Big Pea Porridge Pond, 3 bedroom, 2 bath authentic log with fireplace. There is room to spare with two office/dens, large wrap around screen porch with hot tub. Open kitchen, living dining space with views to the water. Set on nearly one acre, this quiet and private setting is the perfect place to unwind. There is a perfect southern exposure that gives you sunrise to sunset. The barn offeres parking for two vehicles and a tractor, as well as a shelter for the other tools or toys. There is overhead storage and a generous shop area. This is a great opportunity at a great price.

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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TRANSACTIONS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ALBANY GRAVEL DR, 142000, DAVID N & PATRICIA A, TURGEON, STEPHEN R, CONLIN ET AL, L/B, 10/07/11 BARTLETT 30 AMMONOOSUC DR, 336800, RANDALL & SARAH M, CAIL, DANIEL H & ELIZABETH D, DETOLLA, L/B, 10/07/11 CONWAY E CONWAY RD, 306800, JAMES J & JUDY M, MIRABELLA, DONARUMO REALTY TRUST, LAND, 10/07/11 17 LAKE PINES CIR, 81000, JOHN L & LAURA M, PACINI, ZENA M, CARTER, LAND, 10/06/11 UNIT 11 MOUNTAIN VIEW AT CROWN RIDGE, 169000, BETTY ANN COPLEY, HARRIS, MARY JANE & GREGORY, SHAW, COND, 10/12/11 12 RIVER ST, 138533, SHALLOW RIVER PROPERTIES INC, SEAN MICHAEL & ALETTA DIANE, HALL, LAND, 10/06/11 JACKSON 219 MOODY FARM RD, 165000, VICTOR DEH , HOWE , LEONARD A, PETRUSKA ET AL, L/B, 10/07/11 MADISON 69 FOREST PINES RD, 135000, GARY J, COLASSI, WILLIAM G, GRAHAM, L/B, 10/07/11 FOREST PINES RD, 148533, FREDERICK C & PAMELA C, TOMPKINS JR, PAUL R & THERESE M, GAGNON JR, LAND, 10/07/11 60 PHEASANT RD, 179933, SUSAN L & WILLIAM R, DIRUBBO, SEAN M & MARY C, LITTLEFIELD, L/B, 10/07/11 154 ROCK FARM LN, 390000, KRIS, KAMPE, ERIK W, PETERSEN, L/B, 10/06/11 MOULTONBORO 35 OLD ROUTE 109, 148000, TRACIE, CORBETT ET AL, CHRISTOPHER W, BURKHARDT ET AL, L/B, 10/07/11 RTE 109, 33000, DAVID C, LADD, ROBERT P & JUDITH L,"VALADE, L/B, 10/06/11 OSSIPEE 50 BLUEBERRY RD, 167500, CASMIRA FAMILY TRUST, DAVID J, DELAIRE, L/B, 10/11/11 CAMP RD, 30000, GRANT E, FIZZ III, CARLOS N, BARTELS, L/B, 10/11/11

5 JAY LOOP, 340000, ROBERTA, MARMIANI, PATRICK J & MARLOW G, RAHN, L/B, 10/12/11 TUFTONBORO 272 COW ISLAND, 284000, WILLIAM A & CAROLE A, STACY, DAVID E & JANET M, GNALL, LAND, 10/07/11 RTE 171, 79933, ROBERT, FOWLER, WILLIAM, DRISCOLL, L/B, 10/11/11 WAKEFIELD HOGBACK ISLAND, 25000, WILLIAM NORWOOD, SPARHAWK JR REVOC TRUST, JOHN & PATRICIA M, REYNOLDS JR, LAND, 10/06/11 PINE RIVER POND E SHOREGL,150000, FRADSHAM FAMILY TRUST, MARK & MICHELLE, NALESNIK, L/B, 10/06/11 WOLFEBORO CENTER ST, 55000, JOAN E, KIMBALL, ERIC P & JOY M, SMITH, L/B, 10/11/11 6 COUNCIL TREE LN, 205533, ARTHUR, GIFFORD ET AL, RONALD G & SUSAN C, COMTOIS, L/B, 10/07/11 78 HOLDEN SHORE RD, 600000, PETER F & JUNE M, WARREN, MONTGOMERY F & KATHRYN A, MORAN, L/B, 10/06/11 LAKE WENTWORTH, PLEASANT VLY, 680000, NANCY, TINK DUANE TRUST, ERIC J & JENNIFER Q, CHINBURG, LAND, 10/06/11 UNIT 29 PINE HARBOR, 185000, WHITING FAMILY TRUST, JAMES E & ERIKA S, SANTUCCI, COND, 10/07/11 Sales information is published in summarized form for your information only. These listings are not a legal record and do not include all details of each sale. Names shown are usually the first to appear on the deed. Any sale might have involved additional parties or locations. Prices listed are usually based on tax stamps. Prices for sales involving public agencies may not be accurate. Refer to actual public documents before forming opinions or relying on this information. Sales information is published under copyright license from Real Data Corp. (603) 669-3822. Additional information on these and prior sales is available at www.real-data.com Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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This architect-designed home has been nicely upgraded. 3+ bedrooms, 4bathrms, a large deck with views of Mt. Washington and the Giant’s Stairs. 2car garage a big plus. Make this your primary or second home! Community well--apprx. $102/year. $298,500 (MLS 4067273)

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This 4BR/3.5 bathroom end unit offers a terrific Jackson location--esp. for Wildcat and Jackson XC skiers. Phenomenal private swimming hole on the Ellis River, plus tennis courts. The spectacular Presidentials just up the road! $137,500 (MLS 4061362)

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this 3-bedroom home in Jackson enjoys a country setting with a nice yard and view of Eagle Mountain. Spacious kitchen/ dining area leads to a sunny living room. Plus a goodsized garage/ workshop. A very nice primary or vacation home. $230,000 (MLS 4087962)

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Nubi Duncan congratulates Peter and Elaine Klose on their recent transaction.

Call Nubi Duncan

“the country living specialist” Main St., PO Box 750, No. Conway, NH 03860 356-5757 • nubi@BadgerRealty.com

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Ranch style home with 2-car garage on .75 acres on Birch Hill. Private/Separate Water System. Main floor is open with split bedrooms (master bedroom suite w/bathroom on one side of house and two bedrooms and a bathroom on opposite side). Large stone gas fireplace in living room and flat screen TV. Mudroom entrance, Finished DRY basement with second living room, office and bedroom. House is being sold furnished (Thompsonville furnishings). Vinyl siding and easy, easy maintenance. House is located on a quiet, one way street surrounded by National Forest filled with biking/ walking trails, and within 5 minutes to North Conway.

Currently listed for a quick sale at $229,000 firm. Will pay 3% buyer broker fee on quick sale.

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BARTLETT 56 KRISTEN WAY, 155000, JON C, COLLINS, EDWARD S, RAHUBA, LAND, 10/17/11 KRISTEN WAY, 60000, MICHAEL, CHARPENTIER, DENNIS R, EAGAN, LAND, 10/13/11 215 TOWN HALL RD, 197000, SCOTT T, DOYLE, PAUL C & JENNIFER R, MCCOY, LAND, 10/14/11 CONWAY CEDAR CREEK, 165000, CHARLES J & BONNIE J, WALSH LIVING TRUST, SALVATORE J, MARTIGNETTI ET AL, COND, 10/18/11 RIVER RD, 101533, WESTERN MAINE NURSERIES INC, GREEN THUMB FARMS, L/B, 10/13/11 FREEDOM 647 EATON RD, 247000, TIMOTHY P & CHRISTINE M, RYAN, MARK, GARDNER ET AL, L/B, 10/14/11 28 SKI DOO ALLEY, 12000, TOWN OF FREEDOM, DENNIS & JOYCE, TOTO, L/B, 10/14/11 JACKSON 28 NORTH HAMPSHIRE RIDGE RD, 303933, JOSEPH E & KATHLEEN G, KOPITSKY JR, KEIRANS FAMILY TRUST, L/B, 10/14/11 MADISON GRISON RD, 12000, LEROY R & LEUBERTA O, SCOTT, PERRY BUILDERS LLC, LAND, 10/14/11 18 LITTLE SHORE DR, 16000, ROLAND J, LUSSIER, DOUGLAS T & MELINDA L, PRESCOTT, LAND, 10/13/11 375 MOONEY HILL RD ,161000, BRUCE G, PHILLIPS, ROBERT L & KIMBERLY A, HATCH JR, L/B, 10/17/11 RTE 41, 15000, GEORGE W, FORREST ET AL, HENRY N, FORREST REVOC TRUST OF 1997, LAND, 10/19/11 MOULTONBORO ASH COVE, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE N, 1691000, SCOTT C","FULLER DEVELOPMENT LLC, DAVID J & GAIL M, LUKIEWSKI, L/B, 10/14/11 63 BLACK CAT ISLAND RD, 915000, DAVID A & FELISA, WIND, STEPHEN J & CHERYL, MCGUFF, LAND, 10/13/11 OSSIPEE UNIT 46 LAKEFRONT LANDING, 23400, 75 PEQUAWKET TRAIL RLTY LLC, FRANCIS X & DONNA M, SHEEHY JR, COND, 10/19/11 149 RTE 16B, 30000, CPI HOUSING FUND

LLC, EDWARD A & PAMELA K, AMBROSE, L/B, 10/17/11 TAMWORTH 8 MAX DR, 145000, LEO, KRAVCHUK, RACHEL L, BABB, LAND, 10/14/11 TUFTONBORO 40 LITTLE BEAR ISLAND, 135000, SCOTT C, MELOON, WILLIAM C & BEVIN M, TAPPLY ET AL, L/B, 10/14/11 PARTRIDGEBERRY CIR, 433133, JOHN J, GRIFFIN, ROSEMARIE, SEIGLE REVOC TRUST AGREEMENT, L/B, 10/17/11 UNIT 12 PIER 19, 45000, ROGER P, PALM 2005 TRUST, JANE E, ELLIOTT REVOC TRUST, COND, 10/14/11 UNIT 16 PIER 19, 59000, DAVID & MOLLY, SHAMAS, MICHAEL A & JUDITH, PETERSON, COND, 10/14/11 WAKEFIELD 85 BONNYMAN RD, 243600, KIMBERLY ANN, JACQUES, JOSEPH, FINOCCHIARO III, L/B, 10/18/11 309 LOVELL LAKE RD, 433600, M JANET, JASON, THOMAS G, KERR ET AL, L/B, 10/13/11 MAIN ST, 78000, DREW RIVER MILL INC, CHARLES P, ROGERS & CO INC, L/B, 10/18/11 WOLFEBORO 154 WAUMBECK RD, 200000, VIRGINIA E, PRESTON TRUST, CHRISTOS, ZAVAS, L/B, 10/18/11 98 WHITTEN NECK RD, 368200, ROSS & SANDRA, STAIGER, SANDRA C + WILLIAM F, BLACK & SOMMERS TRUST, L/B, 10/17/11 UNIT 137 WOLFEBORO COMMON II, 304000, JOHN F, CLOUGH 1985 TRUST, MICHAEL G, MCCORMACK, COND, 10/18/11 Sales information is published in summarized form for your information only. These listings are not a legal record and do not include all details of each sale. Names shown are usually the first to appear on the deed. Any sale might have involved additional parties or locations. Prices listed are usually based on tax stamps. Prices for sales involving public agencies may not be accurate. Refer to actual public documents before forming opinions or relying on this information. Sales information is published under copyright license from Real Data Corp. (603) 669-3822. Additional information on these and prior sales is available at www.real-data.com Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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December existing-home sales show uptrend

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WASHINGTON — Existing-home sales continued on an uptrend in December, rising for three consecutive months and remaining above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. The latest monthly data shows total existing-home sales1 rose 5.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.61 million in December from a downwardly revised 4.39 million in November, and are 3.6 percent higher than the 4.45 million-unit level in December 2010. The estimates are based on completed transactions from multiple listing services that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops. Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors' chief economist, said these are early signs of what may be a sustained recovery. “The pattern of home sales in recent months demonstrates a market in recovery,” he said. “Record low mortgage interest rates, job growth and bargain home prices are giving more consumers the confidence they need to enter the market.” For all of 2011, existing-home sales rose 1.7 percent to 4.26 million from 4.19 million in 2010. According to Freddie Mac, the national average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage fell to another record low of 3.96 percent in December from 3.99 percent in November; the rate was 4.71 percent in December 2010; record-keeping began in 1971. National Association of Realtors' president Moe Veissi, broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami, said more buyers are expected to take advantage of market conditions this year. “The American dream of homeownership is alive and well. We have

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a large pent-up demand, and household formation is likely to return to normal as the job market steadily improves,” he said. “More buyers coming into the market mean additional benefits for the overall economy. When people buy homes, they stimulate a lot of related goods and services.” Total housing inventory at the end of December dropped 9.2 percent to 2.38 million existing homes available for sale, which represents a 6.2-month supply2 at the current sales pace, down from a 7.2month supply in November. Available inventory has trended down since setting a record of 4.04 million in July 2007, and is at the lowest level since March 2005 when there were 2.30 million homes on the market. “The inventory supply suggests many markets will see prices stabilize or grow moderately in the near future,” Yun said. Foreclosures3 sold for an average discount of 22 percent in December, up from 20 percent a year ago, while short sales closed 13 percent below market value compared with a 16 percent discount in December 2010. The national median existing-home price4 for all housing types was $164,500 in December, which is 2.5 percent below December 2010. Distressed homes – foreclosures and short sales — accounted for 32 percent of sales in December (19 percent were foreclosures and 13 percent were short sales), up from 29 percent in November; they were 36 percent in December 2010. All-cash sales accounted for 31 percent of purchases in December, up from 28 percent in November and 29 percent in December 2010. Investors

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account for the bulk of cash transactions. Investors purchased 21 percent of homes in December, up from 19 percent in November and 20 percent in December 2010. First-time buyers fell to 31 percent of transactions in December from 35 percent in November; they were 33 percent in December 2010. Contract failures were reported by 33 percent of NAR members in December, unchanged from November; they were 9 percent in December 2010. Although closed sales are holding up better than this finding would suggest, contract cancellations are caused largely by declined mortgage applications and failures in loan underwriting from appraised values coming in below the negotiated price. Single-family home sales increased 4.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.11 million in December from 3.93 million in November, and are 4.3 percent higher than the 3.94 million-unit pace a year ago. The median existing single-family home price was $165,100 in December, which is 2.5 percent below December 2010. Existing condominium and co-op sales rose 8.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 500,000 in December from 460,000 in November but are 2.0 percent below the 510,000-unit level in December 2010. The median existing condo price was $160,000 in December, down 3.0 percent from a year ago. Existing-home sales in the Northeast jumped 10.7 percent to an annual pace of 620,000 in December and are 3.3 percent above a year ago. The median price in the Northeast was $231,300, which is 2.7 percent below December 2010.

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Reduce the risk of rejection when applying for a loan Rejection hurts. But the pain is magnified when rejection is unexpected or proves costly. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, 15 percent of buyers are being rejected for a mortgage after they've submitted a purchase contract on a particular home. That means they have paid good money to formally apply for a loan, which typically involves a fee of several hundred dollars for an appraisal on the home the borrower wants to purchase. Sometimes, rejection even happens at the eleventh hour, upending moving plans. "I have seen [lending firms] decide not to wire the money when everyone is sitting at the closing table," observes Paul Logan, president of the Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers. To be sure, in this ultra-conservative, post-creditcollapse era, some homebuyers do everything right, only to find out that a lender decides it would be wrong to give them a loan. Here, a look at ways to reduce the risk of a rejection blindsiding your homebuying plans: Pre-approval is conditional While to a layman's ear the terms "qualified" and "conventional" both convey eligibility, in the mortgage-lending business there's a stark difference:

When someone is "pre-qualified," it means that chances are pretty good they can get a loan of a certain size, but when they're "pre-approved" it looks more certain. When a real estate is working with a buyer, the agent should make sure the buyer has a reliable pre-approval for a certain loan amount so that they know to look at homes in a particular price range, asserts John Sullivan, past president of the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents. Although most lenders will pre-approve a customer for free, they should give the process scrutiny, running customers information through an underwriting program and probably verifying data by asking for pay stubs and other documents, adds Neil Caron, vice president of Freedom Mortgage in Mount Laurel, N.J. Still, a pre-approval is a snapshot of the borrower as he embarks on home shopping. Sometimes, borrowers trip up their chances for a loan by making changes in their financial life, by adding big charges to their credit cards, for instance, or taking out another loan, such as for a new car. Sugar coating can go sour Borrowers want to look good to a lender, but polishing the facts so that the truth is fuzzy doesn't benefit anyone. Be precise about all the numbers, lenders advise. And, remember that an approval is really stronger when the lender does at least a cursory verification

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of your credit, income and other factors. Knowing that borrowers are often sensitive about bearing their financial souls, Jack Guttentag, who runs the website www.mtgprofessor.com, has developed a free pre-qualification tool. "It's designed to let you see where you stand," he says. "And it will offer [links] that give information on remedying your weaknesses." Agents should spot trouble Financing also can fall through because of the property, not the borrower. "Say, for instance, the appraisal finds there is chipped paint," says David McIlvaine, a broker with Keller Williams in Ellicott City, Md. "When a buyer is getting an FHA loan, or even some conventional loans, they won't be approved until that's fixed." Experienced agents should spot such trouble before a borrower submits his formal loan application, McIlvaine says. Will sellers share the pain? No matter how careful a buyer and his agent may be, rejection can still come unexpectedly. So can buyers minimize the hurt of rejection by having sellers pick up the costs? "You can ask," says Sullivan. "But I don't think a good seller's agent would advise [the seller] to agree to it." McIlvaine adds that he has rarely seen the request, "but buyers who've been rejected before may decide that it's worth a try." © CTW Features

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 4BR/2.5BA Kearsarge Home  2 Masters, 1 w/FP, 1 w/Bath  Upgraded Electrical, Heat & Windows  Minutes to Cranmore & NC Village $207,900 | {4122425} Paul Wheeler 603-801-4149

BRAND NEW!

• NORTH CONWAY •

 Quality Construction 22-Unit Condo Dev.  Views of Mt. Washington & Cranmore  Porch, Gas FP, Full Basement & Garage  Customize to Your Finishes & Taste $214,900 | {2814682} Jim Drummond 603-986-8060

• CONWAY •

 3BR Ranch on 2+ Acres  Close to Conway & N. Conway  Hardwood Floor in Living Room  Full Walkout Lower Level $149,900 | {4113078} Margie MacDonald 603-520-0718

VACATION GETAWAY!

• CONWAY •

 Immaculate 2+ Bedroom Home  Convenient Conway Neighborhood  Spacious Kitchen & Bright LR  2 Large Decks & Nice Landscaping $149,900 | {4097166} Bill Crowley 603-387-3784

• JACKSON •

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• NORTH CONWAY •

 Charming Saltbox on 1 Acre  3BR/2BA, Great Family Room  2-Car Garage w/Full 2nd Floor  Near WMNF & N. Conway Village $229,900 | {4101251} Dan Jones 603-986-6099

• NORTH CONWAY •

 2BR/2BA 1st Floor Condo  Walk to NC Shops & Dining  Upgraded Appliances, New Gas Heat  3-Season Porch $109,900 | {4120872}

• BARTLETT •

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Dan Jones Jim Doucette • 603-986-6555 Alex Drummond 603-986-6099 603-986-5910


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Mission Accomplished!

Thank You!

We achieved a special Family Christmas for wounded war veterans who serve in our armed services so that all Americans may enjoy freedom. We are proud supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project. The Mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. The Purpose is to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

You all helped fulfill our Mission of providing the “Perfect Christmas” for our Wounded Warriors and their families. Four years ago the CARRIER FAMILY started its mission to bring Wounded Warrior Families to the Valley for the holidays to experience its magic. Thanks to your tremendous outpouring of love, time, treasure and talent, our mission was a phenomenal success.

For the Fourth Year!

December 16-20, 2011

The Valley residents and businesses rolled out the red carpet, covering every detail and satisfying all the items on the Warriors wish list. Countless elves offered the warmest welcome after a magical ride on the Polar Express to the North Pole. Generous donations allowed two families to experience the full spectrum of winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, tubing, sleighing and sledding. What truly began as a small family project, evolved into extraordinary acts of Active Citizenship and a true merging of strangers into a family. With the help of all the wonderful people in the Mt. Washington Valley who spread the word on the Christmas Can Cure events, the CARRIER FAMILY and all its community partners hope that in future years many more families of Wounded Warriors will have the opportunity to experience the perfect Christmas.

Thank you all... Wentworth Inn Mr & Mrs Fritz Koeppel Christmas Farm Inn - Gary & Sandra Plourde Flatbread Pizza - Staci Blair J-Town Deli - John & Jenn Anzaldi Thompson House Eatery Larry Baima & Leslie Fletcher Yesterday’s - Sarah Lord Spaghetti Shed - Beth Carta Dolan Red Parka Pub - Terry O’Brien Red Fox Bar & Grill Michael Mallett & Paul Ceiomillo Subway at Intervale - James Smith Santa’s Village Elaine Gainer & Kristin Jones Attitash Adaptive Ski Program Liz Stokinger Cranmore Mt. Tubing Activity Becca Deschenes Nestlenook - Curt & Beth Towle Flossie’s General Store Michelle & Kevin Pratt Wooden Soldier Yvonne & David Mennella Five & Ten Cent Store - Shirley Alcott Zeb’s - Peter Edwards, Dave Petersen & Paula Graham Conway Daily Sun - Bart Bachman Mountain Ear - Paula Ouimette Event Coordinators Joe and Daryl Mazzaglia TGIF Membership Linda Turcotte & Elves Partnering Debony’s Moriah Hounsell - Photographer Bob Grant - Photographer Sound Resort - Chris Jones Our Very Own Santa - Marc Stowbridge Conway Scenic Railroad - Russ Seybold BME Custom Sports Bartlett Crossing Assoc.

Roy & Nancy Lundquist Del & Marilyn Desmarais Rev. Donald E. Gauthier Jr. Pastor Our Lady of the Mountains Town of Jackson - Board of Selectman Town of Jackson - Deputy Town Clerk - Jeanette Heidmann Town of Jackson Police Dept Karl Myers, Police Chief Town of Jackson Road Agent & Fire Chief - Jay Henry Valley Chatter - Lisa Dufault Glen Junction Restaurant - Barbara Lyons Believe in Books - A.O. Lucy Cynthia LeFebvre Matty B’s Mountainside Cafe - Matt Braun The Artery Ceramic & Craft Studio Nancy Russo Scarecrow Pub - Cathy Cronin Macdonald Motors Gair MacKenzie Ham Ice Arena - Darrell Umlar Jackson Post Office - Terry Color Guard - Chief Gordon Daly, Paul Belluche, VFW Larry Smith The Material Girls Bernadine Jesseman, Gail McClure, Starr Moore, Sandy Barriault Mr. & Mrs. Dan Andrews Trish & Glenn Ashworth Clancy Asselin Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bailey Jeff & Kim Barrows Paul & Pat Belluche Marvin & Waltraud Bihn Mr. & Mrs. Bob Billings Bob Bowman & Lori Tradewell Barry & Janice Brodil Carolyn Brown & Robert Therrien Carol & Jared Bryans Marcia Burchstead & Dennis Holland Peter & Nancy Canty Bill & Cricket Catalucci Bill & Elaine Cave

Mr. & Mrs. John Chernick Mr. & Mrs. Roger Clapp Mr. & Mrs. Jay Clark Ken & Kathleen Clayton Mary Collins Robert & Barbara Conley Dr. & Mrs. Edward Connolly Ralph & Susan Connor Cecelia Crasper Mr. & Mrs. Myles Crowe Gordon & Ellen Daly Mr. & Mrs. Phil Davies Ms. Patricia B. Davis Bea Davis - Selectman, Town of Jackson Glenda Davis & Pam Jezukawicz Carol & Bill Denning Mr. & Mrs. Dave Desclos Dick & Claire Devellian Mr. & Mrs. Jim Dunwell Wayne Ekholm Ralph & Sally Fiore Mr. & Mrs. William Fitzgerald Claire & Bill Flynn G.B. & R.J. Grigorovich-Barsky Mr. & Mrs. Sam Harding David Haskell Mr. & Mrs. Norman Head Pat & Bob Heiges Earl & Barbara Hopkins George Howard Dorothy Jenkins Dr. & Mrs. Bengt Karlsson Joan Kenney Mr. & Mrs. Bob Kent Mrs. Lorna Kimball Kiwanis Club Jean Lanser John & Francis Latch Jan & Tim Lawlor George Lemieux Joanne Lewis Linda and John Little David & Peg Mason Mr. & Mrs. David Matesky Mr. & Mrs. John McVey

Vincent A. Mennella Janine Miles Dan Morgenstern M.D. Nancy Morrell & Peter Pattengil Joan A. Moulton Philip Leblanc & Cathy Nealon Jim & Suzanne Nye Patrick & Diane O’Connor David & Jean O’Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Pacheco Paul & Joan Palubniak William H. Park, JR John & Alice Pepper Mr. John Pietkiewicz Mr. & Mrs. Fred Pillion Dick Pollack Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Pomerleau Jim & Jean Porath Margaret & Seth Preece Buzz & Jane Query Susan Ralston Rotary Club Kathleen Roy Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Schiegoleit Warren & Leslie Schomaker Bob & Suzanne Scolamiero Pat & Bobby Sharkin Mr. Jim Sheehan Mrs. Joan Stackhouse Mr. & Mrs. Al Stevens Mr. Leo Stevens, JR Kimberly S. Steward Lorraine Stone & Gary Sullivan Jack & Barbara Sullivan Ron & Joanne Tocco Jim & Karen Umberger Mr. & Mrs. Mike Meehan Mr. Bill Volk & Marianne Lynne Walker Virgil & Jean Webb Joeseph C. Webb Stanley & Marie Weiss John & Ann Wilcox Drs. Derek & Candace Wolkowicz Denise Woodcock Charlie & Arlene Zaccaria

The Conway Daily Sun, Saturday, January 21, 2012  

The Conway Daily Sun, Saturday, January 21, 2012

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