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(NY Times) — The beverage rivals Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are racing to become the first to produce a plastic soda bottle made entirely from plants. But despite dueling announcements claiming technological breakthroughs, consumers should not expect to see many all-plant bottles on store shelves any time soon. Neither company is confident enough in the technology to say when, or even if, they will be able to deliver on their environmental ambitions. Coke delivered the latest volley on Thursday, saying it plans to work with three companies that are developing competing technologies to make plastic from plants, with bottles rolling out to consumers in perhaps a few years. PepsiCo is aiming to beat that timeline and claim the 100 percent green label first. The company declared in March that it had cracked the code of the all-plant plastic bottle, and on Thursday, it said that it was on schedule to conduct a test next year that involved producing 200,000 bottles made from plant-only plastic. Until Pepsi conducts the test, executives said they would not be able to predict when large-scale production of such bottles might begin. If the test fails to prove that the technologies favored by Pepsi are cost-effective at a commercial scale, more experimentation will be needed, said Denise H. Lefebvre, the company’s vice president for global beverage packaging.

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As Romney steps cautiously, House passes spending Gingrich duels with others bill, averting shutdown SIOUX CITY, Iowa (NY Times) — The leading Republican presidential candidates largely shelved their contentious attacks on one another to deliver their closing arguments on Thursday night at the final debate before the nominating contests begin, but Newt Gingrich did not escape sharp questions about his record in and out of government and his ability to defeat President Obama. Mitt Romney, who has spent days trying to raise doubts about Gingrich in interviews and advertising, stood next to his rival on stage and barely engaged him. That task was

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WASHINGTON (NY Times) — The House passed a $1 trillion spending package on Friday to avert a government shutdown while negotiations continued to try to reach a separate year-end agreement on a payroll tax break and an extension of unemployment benefits. House members voted 296 to 121 to send the Senate the spending agreement that Congressional negotiators struck late Thursday. The House also passed a one-day stopgap measure to give the Senate additional time to consider the spending bill since current funding expires at midnight. “After weeks of tough negotiations with our Senate counterparts — and several tenuous days this past week — we were able to complete a bipartisan, bicameral compromise that rolls back federal budgets, makes smart investments in programs people rely on, and implements policy changes that will bolster American business and our economy,” Representative Harold Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who is chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 Huggins Hospital Aid Sale. Huggins Hospital Aid will hold a fundraiser sale at the collection center barn on Route 109A in Wolfeboro (first driveway after town garages) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items include antiques, books, art, collectibles, furniture, household, sports, toys. For more information, visit the Facebook page Huggins Hospital Street Fair. Madison Library Holiday Open House. Madison Library holds a holiday open house, Madison Library holiday tradition, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join library staff, trustees, friends and neighbors for social time with seasonal goodies. Call 3678545 for more information. Conway Contra Dance. The next dance in the Conway Contra Dance series will be held in the hall at Tin Mountain Nature Center 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 the band Puckerbrush, Eric Rollnick calling. This dance series is family friendly and all dances will be taught. It’s a perfect evening out for the new or experienced dancer. Call (207) 625-3334 or (603) 447-2295 for more information. Weather cancellations will be listed on the Facebook Page “Conway Contra Dance,” or at (207) 625-3334 by 3 p.m. on the afternoon of the dance. M&D Productions’ ’A Christmas Carol.’ M&D Productions will bring you a whole new spin on this timely heartwarming classic of scrooge and all his holiday cheer. Some of the valley’s best children and seasoned actors take the stage to give this gift to you this holiday season. The play will be performed at Your Theatre in Willow Common in North Conway at 7:30 p.m. Call today at 662-7591 for reservations to a show you will please audiences of all ages. ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ The holiday classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life” is being performed by at the Arts In Motion Theater Company, under the direction of Mary Bastoni at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg, Maine at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. For more information call the box office at (207) 935-9232 or visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac. American Legion Christmas Tree Sale. American Legion

Post 46 Tasker Hill Road in Conway will be selling Christmas Trees until they are gone, Mondays and Tuesdays, 2-7 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-7 p.m. The cost is $25 a tree, any size; all proceeds will go to needy families for Christmas. $1 A Bag Sale. The Thrift Shop of the Lovell United Church of Christ on Route 5 in Center Lovell, Maine will hold a $1 a bag sale through Dec. 19. In addition to clothes there are free toys, games, puzzles, and books. Shop hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Children’s Christmas Party. The Effingham Public Library will host its annual children’s Christmas Party at 12:30 p.m. There will be holiday stories and goodies, and a special visit from Santa. This is most suitable for children under 10, but everyone is welcome. For more information call the library at 539-1537. The Picket Fence Theater’s ‘A Christmas Carol.’ The Picket Fence Theater presents: Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” performed at The Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse by a talented array of local children and featuring Michael Murphy as Ebenezer Scrooge at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, please call the Eastern Slope Theatre at 356-5776. Author Weekend. The holiday author weekend program at White Birch Books concludes this weekend with a sports theme. Saul Wisnia, an avid Red Sox fan, will be at the bookstore at 3 p.m. to talk about his new book, “Fenway Park, The Centennial: 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball.” White Birch Books is located in North Conway Village just south of the park, across from TD Bank. For more information about this weekend’s event, or to reserve copies of the books, call White Birch Books at 356-3200 or visit them online at whitebirchbooks.com. Craft Fair. The North Conway Community Center will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Finish up your holiday shopping all in one stop. This fair serves as a fundraiser for the North Conway Community Center while supporting local crafters. Santa left a gift under the tree for children up to 10 years old. Limited to the first 100 children. Community Holiday Dinner. Residents of East Conway

Precinct are invited to a free community holiday dinner at 5 p.m. at the East Conway Community Hall, at 2861 East Conway Road. Share your favorite holiday side dish with the community. Optional: Bring a Christmas gift to exchange. ‘A Christmas Story.’ The winter adventures of an all-American kid are told in “A Christmas Story.” The beloved classic will be performed at The Village Players Theater, 42 Glendon Street in Wolfeboro at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are sold online at village-players.com. Cocoa and Cookies and Free Pictures with Santa. Santa Claus will pay a visit to the American Legion Post 46, on Tasker Hill Road in Conway from noon to 3 p.m. All invited to stop by for cocoa and cookies and free pictures with Santa.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 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. On Dec 11 and 18, the featured story will be Dickens’ Christmas Carol. TD Bank Kids Ski Day at Great Glen Trails. Great Glen Trails will have games and an obstacle courses on skis, Trails Tracker scavenger hunt, create a bird feeding ornament, decorate a holiday cookie, and more all take place at Great Glen Trails from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mini-lessons will be offered in both morning and afternoon for first-time cross country skiers. Activities and children’s rental equipment is free. Trail Pass required for adults and children at a reduced rate of $5. For more information call Great Glen Trails at (603) 466-2333 or visit online at www.greatglentrails.com and look under family programs, or visit the New England Nordic Ski Association website at www.nensa.net M&D Productions’ ’A Christmas Carol.’ M&D Productions will bring you a whole new spin on this timely heartwarming classic of scrooge and all his holiday cheer. Some of the valley’s best children and seasoned actors take the stage to give this gift to you this holiday season. The play will be performed at Your Theatre in Willow Common in North Conway see next page

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST CONGREGATIONAL First Church Congregational in North Conway Proudly Presents A Christmas Cantata A Thrill of Hope by Joel Raney From the first tight harmony you will experience a dramatic retelling of the Christmas story Divided into four parts. Hope, Love, Peace and Joy Superbly led by church organist Floyd Corson on piano. Accompanied by Anne Polak on flute. Accompanied by Julia Handspicker on oboe. Accompanied by Ethan Chalmers on violin. Scripture Reader Jill Burrows. Narrated by Rev Gilman E Healy.

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from preceding page at 2 p.m. Call today at 662-7591 for reservations to a show you will please audiences of all ages. ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ The holiday classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life” is being performed by at the Arts In Motion Theater Company, under the direction of Mary Bastoni at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg, Maine at 1 and 4 p.m. For more information call the box office at (207) 935-9232 or visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac. American Legion Christmas Tree Sale. American Legion Post 46 Tasker Hill Road in Conway will be selling Christmas Trees until they are gone, Mondays and Tuesdays, 2-7 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-7 p.m. The cost is $25 a tree, any size; all proceeds will go to needy families for Christmas. Live Nativity. The Tamworth Congregational Church partners with the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm to present a “Live Nativity” at 5:30 p.m. Gather in front of the museum and become part of the mystery and wonder of the season as local children reenact the journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus. Following the “Live Nativity,” all are invited to the church for a carol sing. Special music will be provided by the Bell Choir of the First Congregational Church of Center Ossipee. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds donated to the St. Andrew’s Food Pantry. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Book Release By Children’s Author Susan Moody. Children author Susan Moody will be at Fryeburg Academy for the release of her book, “Fearfully & Wonderfully Made.” The book launch reception will be from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Bion R. Cram Library of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine (745 Main St Fryeburg, ME 04037). For more information call (207) 935-2001. Tamworth Farmers’ Holiday Market. The Tamworth Farmers’ Market will hold its fourth annual Holiday Market at the K.A. Brett School on route 113 in Tamworth from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find locally grown squash, carrots, onions, garlic, kale, pork, beef, egg, dairy, bread and baked goods, preserves, maple syrup and much more. Artisans from Tamworth and surrounding towns will be selling pottery, paintings, gift cards, handmade furniture, hand blown glass, cutting boards, sweaters and ornaments. There will also be kids’ booths. Soup, bread and goodies for a market lunch will be for sale as well. Christmas Pageant. The Chocorua Community Church invites children to become shepherds, angels and wise men in

the third annual Christmas Pageant, at 10 a.m. at the church on Route 113 East of Route 16 in Chocorua. Children should come at 9 a.m. to be fitted for their costumes. Following the pageant and worship service, families and friends can meet the cast and enjoy refreshments. The community is invited to attend. For more information call the church office at 3237186 or see www.chocoruachurch.org or Facebook. Lovell Historical Society Christmas Open House. The Lovell Historical Society will be holding a Christmas Open House at the 1838 Kimball-Stanford House from 1 to 4 p.m., with exhibits, holiday “goodies,” free refreshments, and a raffle (drawing to be held at 3 p.m.) The Kimball-Stanford House is at the corner of Route 5 and Old Stage Road (across from the Lake Kezar Country Club) in Lovell. For more information call 925-3234 or visit the society’s website at lovellhistoricalsociety.org. The Picket Fence Theater’s ‘A Christmas Carol.’ The Picket Fence Theater presents: Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” performed at The Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse by a talented array of local children and featuring Michael Murphy as Ebenezer Scrooge at 2 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, please call the Eastern Slope Theatre at 356-5776. Author Weekend. The holiday author weekend program at White Birch Books concludes this weekend with a sports theme. Jeff Leich will be on hand to talk about his newly revised and greatly expanded book, “Over the Headwall: A History of Skiing in Tuckerman Ravine” at 2 p.m. White Birch Books is located in North Conway Village just south of the park, across from TD Bank. For more information about this weekend’s event, or to reserve copies of the books, call White Birch Books at 356-3200 or visit them online at whitebirchbooks.com. Little White Church service, Art show. Don’t miss this beautiful, holiday celebration at the Little White Church at 5 p.m. in Eaton. Joanna Wiley will be joining Dana Cunningham for an hour of music, poetry, singing, and the spoken word with refreshments following downstairs in conjunction with the Eaton Christmas art show and sale right after the service. For more information visit www.littlewhitechurch.com. Craft Fair. The North Conway Community Center will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local crafters have unique gift items for all ages. Santa left a gift under our tree for children up to 10 years old. Limited to the first 100 children. Holiday Concert. Mountain Top Music Center’s Community Orchestra holiday concert program is scheduled at 3 p.m. at the Salyards Performing Arts Center in Conway Village. To get involved with Mountain Top and for more information on

all programs and class schedules call 447-4737 or visit www. mountaintopmusic.org. ‘A Christmas Story.’ The winter adventures of an all-American kid are told in “A Christmas Story.” The beloved classic will be performed at The Village Players Theater, 42 Glendon Street in Wolfeboro at 2 p.m. Tickets are sold online at villageplayers.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 Mrs. Claus Visits Ossipee Public Library. Mrs. Claus will visit the Ossipee Public Library to read bedtime stories at 7 p.m. Because “Mrs. Claus” has become so popular at Ossipee Public Library and the meeting room there is not large enough to hold more than 50 people, the event will have limited admission this year. Free tickets will be given out at the library from Dec. 1 through December 16 on a first come, first served basis. Patrons are advised to make sure to get their free tickets early. Participants are welcome to wear pajamas and bring a favorite cuddly bedtime toy. For more information please call the library at 539-6390. Free Ski Waxing Demonstration at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. Thom Perkins demonstrates ski waxing at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. The session takes place in front of the fireplace in the Jackson Ski Touring Center and is a hands-on explanation about waxing. Executive Director Thom Perkins teaches attendees how to maintain waxless and waxable skis — classic and skate. For more information call 383-9355. American Legion Christmas Tree Sale. American Legion Post 46 Tasker Hill Road in Conway will be selling Christmas Trees until they are gone, Mondays and Tuesdays, 2 to 7 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-7 p.m. The cost is $25 a tree, any size; all proceeds will go to needy families for Christmas. ‘Food: Medicine or Poison? You Choose’ Program. The Conway Public Library hosts a program presented by the T. Murray Wellness Center called “Food: Medicine or Poison? You Choose” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn which foods heal and which may be detrimental to your health. Enjoy refreshments using some delicious and beneficial samples. This is the second in a series of programs on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. All Conway Public Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 447-5552. see CALENDAR page 6


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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.

SATURDAYS 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,

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. 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

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Thirty-seven inducted into Kennett High National Honor Society BY LLOYD JONES THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

CONWAY — Kennett High held its annual National Honor Society induction ceremony Tuesday, and 37 new inductees — seven seniors and 30 juniors — joined their peers of 24 seniors who were previously inducted. The ceremony took place before a good-sized crowd of parents, friends and family members in Loynd Auditorium. “It all went very well,” said Lindsay Cole, the advisor to the Kennett National Honor Society. “All of the new inductees were able to be on hand. We had a very nice audience who enjoyed a pretty short but sweet ceremony.” The ceremony started with the salute to the flag and a welcome by Darien Vaughan, chapter president, who also gave an explanation of the purpose of National Honor Society. National Honor Society members Brittany Ainsworth, Marcy Gilman, Brittany Colcord and Ben Emery took part in the ceremonial lighting of candles for scholarship, character, service and leadership, respectively, with each explaining what those words mean to the Kennett Keys Chapter of the National Honor Society. “They all did a very nice job on the descriptions of the pillars,” Cole said. The induction of the new members followed with Cole calling each inductee to the stage. Fellow faculty council member Jess Tilton pinned the new inductees, and then council member Chris Wong gave them their new membership cards and the inductees signed the register. Vaughan then led the group in the oath, making things official. The oath is: “I pledge myself to uphold the high purposes of the Kennett Keys Chapter of the National Honor Society to which I have been selected. I will be true to the principles for which it stands; I will be loyal to my school, and will maintain and encourage high standards of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.” The Kennett High National Honor Society new members are: Class of 2012 — Emmaline Ashe, Marina Biggio, Kristina DeWitt, Kevin Murphy, Erinn Reville, Ashley

Smith and Austin Weber. Class of 2013 — Katarina Andersen, Marissa Anderson, Hannah Benson, Ke Cawley, Terrance Consaul, Caleigh Daigle, Kim Hamilton, Shelby Hill, Hannah Hounsell, Laura Jensen, Elizabeth Karabelas, Torin LaLiberte, Alyssa Lena, Philip Matheiu, Evan McArdle, Abby Miller, Lyric Montgomery, Kurt Niiler, Margaret Perkins, Bryce Phillips, Sean Racicot-Psaladeakis, Robert Schrader, Sianna Streeter, Kayla Sulewski, Cody Sullivan, John “Nicky” Sullivan, Katherine Taylor, Alyssa Tetreault, Connor Todd and Brian Wanek.

Current members , Class of 2012, include officers Vaughan, president; Erin Cotton, secretary; Colcord, treasurer; Kori Sandman, historian; and Ali Adair, Brittany Ainsworth, Casey Blakely, Jessie Couture, Ravyn Deshais, Josh Drew, Emery, Jessica Fleck, Justin Gamache, Gilman, Melanie Glavin, Henry Gotjen, Thomas Gregston, Peter Haine, Paulina Karabelas, Matt Kelly, Sean Perley, Jake Van Deursen, Jesse Wheeler and Savannah Whitley. see next page


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Pine Tree Elementary joins Fisher Cats Challenge CONWAY — Pine Tree Elementary School hosted the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Dec. 6 for a special introduction to the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge presented by the Community College System of New Hampshire. The free school-based program will encourage and provide rewards for Pine Tree students who increase their reading outside their normal classroom curriculum. “Every off-season this program continues to grow in size and importance,” said Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner. “A strong reading ability is one of the most important building blocks in a student’s development. We hope this partnership with CCSNH encourages these students to improve every day.” The program introduction was hosted by Fisher Cats mascot, Fungo, who met with the students during a special assembly. With the help of a Fisher Cats staff member, Fungo highlighted his love of reading while presenting each student with a challenge: Read an additional five books on top of their normal school curriculum and receive a pair of tickets to a Fisher Cats/ CCSNH Reading Challenge Night scheduled in 2012 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. “New Hampshire’s community colleges are pleased to help motivate N.H. students to perform their best,” said Shannon Reid, director of communications for the Community College System of NH.

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The faculty council for Kennett Keys Chapter of the National Honor Society are Cole, advisor and science department; Mary Ann Abrams, science department; Chris Bailey, social studies department; Jason Cicero, math department; Tilton, English department; and Wong, world language department. A small reception followed in the cafeteria. This is the second year that the induction ceremony has taken place in the fall, replacing what previously had been an end-of-the-year ceremony in June. “I see nothing but positives in this,” Neal Moylan, principal of Kennett High, said. “I think it means a little bit more doing it this way. By doing it now the seniors will get a full year and the juniors two, provided they maintain their grades, to participate in the National Honor Society. Seniors will be able to include this accomplishment on their transcripts; we’ll be able to get it into the yearbook; and it it allows us to do activities at the state level, which is something we hadn’t done in the past. Now we’re able to elect a slate of officers and they’ll go to the state level and participate.” Criteria for induction into the honor society remains rigorous. Students need a lot more than just a grade point average. “They all went through a rigorous process,” Cole said. “We’ve worked on bringing more objectivity to the process in more recent years.” Cole explained that once students meet the GPA requirement and are deemed eligible at the end of

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IN REVIEW

Week

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DIGEST OF STORIES IN THE SUN THIS WEEK

Saturday, Dec. 10 * Elf Headquarters is bustling with activity in the days leading up to Christmas, and volunteers and sponsors prepare gifts for needy families. * Mount Washington Valley is once again getting ready to welcome two wounded war veterans and their families for Christmas. * Members of Occupy Conway on Sunday will protest a proposed bill that they say will allow the military to detain American citizens without trial. * Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is scheduled to tour the Madison Lumber Mill on Monday. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke to about 200 people at Madison Lumber Mill Monday. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

Tuesday, Dec. 13 * Mitt Romney, in an interview with The Conway Daily Sun, says the country cannot afford four more years under President Barack Obama, and that bipartisan solutions are needed to avert economic disaster. * Mitt Romney visits the Madison Lumber Mill and tells about 200 people that he will make America a better place for businesses to invest. * Bartlett will hold a special town meeting the day after Christmas to vote on a $2 million bond to help cover road repair costs incurred by Tropical Storm Irene. About 75 percent of the money will be reimbursed by the federal government. Wednesday, Dec. 14 * A dialysis center, for people in need of treatment for kidney disease, is under construction in Conway. * Thanks to a stretch of colder temperatures at night for snowmaking, Attitash Mountain Resort reopens with skiing and riding on one trail. Other ski areas are making snow in hopes of opening this weekend. * The Conway budget committee will get its first look at the proposed 2012-13 school budget tonight. * Two hikers caught by darkness after taking a wrong turn on Mount Chocorua are escorted to safety by rescuers.

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IN REVIEW Tele-Talk What do you think of the Occupy movement, and is it making a difference? What started in the financial district of New York City in mid-September has gone global in just the past three months. Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to 1,500 cities around the world, with citizens taking to the streets to try to turn the tide on what they see as economic and social inequities. The movement has become so strong and spread so far that Time magazine named "The Protester" its Person of the Year for 2011. Citizens in Mount Washington have joined the movement, staging several peaceful protests in Conway. Local protester Dick Pollock says Occupy shows that people are "sick of business as usual." He says protesters are doing their best to learn the issues that impact the nation, and predicts that their voices will continue to grow as the presidential election approaches. This week's question is: What do you think of the Occupy movement, and is it making a difference? Call 733-5822 Saturday and Sunday and leave your comments on our machine. You may fax your responses to 356-8360 or e-mail them to news@conwaydailysun.com. Comments can also be posted on The Conway Daily Sun's Facebook page. Results will be published Tuesday.

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Thursday, Dec. 15 * County commissioners are proposing to add two more corrections officers in the wake of a jail break earlier this month. * Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer is still fighting to be seen and heard in his bid for the Republican nomination for president. * A film by Warren Miller, "Like There's No Tomorrow," features a segment on Tuckerman Ravine and Mount Washington. * N.H. Fish and Game biologists have confirmed the presence of four Canada lynx in northern New Hampshire. Friday, Dec. 16 * "The Protester" has been named Time magazine's

Person of the Year, and local Occupy protesters feel like they're included in that honor. * Conway voters will decide in April whether to implement all-day kindergarten at the elementary schools. * Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney keeps his lead in the latest presidential primary poll, but former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is gaining ground. * Conway Police Department is on budget, but is still understaffed. * Michael J. Meehan, 57, of St. Louis, Mo., is one of 30 people on the New Hampshire Republican Primary ballot, and he is traveling the state seeking support. * Language arts teacher Chris Wong is chosen Kennett High School's Employee of the Month for November.

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Gingrich is running for president in unorthodox way Of all the orthodoxies Newt Gingrich has challenged over the years, there is one fundamental but unnoticed orthodoxy he is testing this political season — and it is one of America's most beloved elements of folklore. In one fevered month of unbroken, unprecedented and unanticipated ascent in the polls, the former House speaker is taking on perhaps the cardinal principle of presidential politics itself. It's the notion that American chief executives win the White House by undertaking an intimate political rite of passage in Iowa and New Hampshire, winning public support one handshake and one coffee at a time; shaping their views and perspectives one gingham-covered kitchen table conversation and one raucous town meeting at a time; and demonstrating the discipline required for presidential leadership by building a political organization one precinct and one county at a time. Mr. Gingrich doesn't have the time to do that. His rise came too late in the political season, and his political exchequer is too slight to undertake it. But that is almost beside the point. Gingrich is an insurgent, a self-styled revolutionary, and if he is to topple bedrock principles of politics, then sweeping away one of the myths of politics is an implicit part of his movement — and an explicit part of his temperament. Gingrich isn't the first insurgent to ride a surge into Iowa and New Hampshire. More than a quarter-century ago, in 1984, when former Vice President Walter F. Mondale was the establishment candidate, Sen. Gary W. Hart of Colorado finished second in Iowa and then stunned Mondale by winning New Hampshire. Hart campaigned on a platform much like Gingrich's; his mantra was "new ideas," an intoxicating chant in a party stifled by persistent old ideas and choked by powerful old interest groups. But the Hart campaign sweated the details. One of the organizational architects of the Hart victory in New Hampshire was Jeanne Shaheen, later elected governor of New Hampshire and now the state's senior senator. Quietly, out of sight of press and politicos, she and Sue Casey built a formidable political machine, perhaps the greatest organized uprising in the state since the Indian Stream Rebellion of 1832-1835. While Hart prevailed with a melding of ideas and organization, Gingrich is operating with only half that formula. His New Hampshire organization, for example, is almost nonexistent, run by a tea party activist who has been on staff less than two months and whom GOP regulars dismiss as being on the fringe of the fringe. The campaign has about oneeighth as many coordinators as those deployed by the master of organization, the former Bain Capital business consultant Mitt Romney. That, of course, may mean nothing. Gingrich may have an insight (or 600 of them) possessed by few others and a campaign message unrivaled in its appeal in a time of economic uneasiness. In fact, that's the entire rationale of the Gingrich campaign, which could be why he leads in Iowa, South Carolina and Florida — three of the first four contests. Mr. Romney retains the advantage only in New Hampshire, where he owns a vacation house and where he is a familiar figure because of his four years as the governor of neighboring Massachusetts, his presidential campaign in 2008 and his five years of nonstop organizing. Mr. Gingrich likes nothing so much as to assail all the assumptions, and he is doing that in the two early

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states, so much so that established political figures (some of whom once were rebels themselves) see his campaign as an affront to the ethos of the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary themselves. "In New Hampshire, you have always had to run a 'see me, touch me, feel me' campaign," former Gov. John H. Sununu, a Romney supporter, said in an interview. "Gingrich is campaigning through a newspaper endorsement." Mr. Sununu was referring to the endorsement provided last month by the state's largest newspaper, the Manchester Union Leader, a devoutly conservative publication whose support hasn't always provided the margin of victory. "A Union Leader endorsement in New Hampshire is very valuable and important, but it doesn't necessarily mean you're going to win," former Gov. Pete du Pont of Delaware, who won the paper's support in 1988, said in a telephone conversation. "I noticed that myself." Mr. du Pont finished in fourth place with 10.7 percent. The question now confronting Iowa and New Hampshire is whether Gingrich has cracked the genetic code for running for president, letting poll numbers, debate performances and cost-free newspaper and television interviews trump actual campaigning. He did not, for example, appear in New Hampshire for more than a fortnight after receiving the endorsement of the Union Leader, which for decades has been the torchbearer for the romantic notion that the state's primary is the ultimate expression of press-the-flesh, meet-the-people democracy. This gambit has been tried twice before. In 1984, the year Mr. Hart rode his insurgency to a Granite State victory, the political experts saw the Democratic contest as a struggle between Mondale and Sen. John H. Glenn Jr. of Ohio, a former astronaut and symbolic hero of the Camelot years. Mr. Mondale prepared for Iowa, which he won, and New Hampshire, which he lost, in the hard, traditional way, building a strong organization in Iowa's 99 counties and New Hampshire's 10 counties day by day. Mr. Glenn did not, relying on gauzy television ads and on a bump from the release of the Project Mercury-oriented film "The Right Stuff," which went into wide distribution three days before the Iowa caucuses. Mr. Glenn finished fifth in Iowa, behind even Sen. Alan Cranston of California, and third in New Hampshire. The only success for a no-campaign campaign came 48 years ago, when Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona and Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York battled throughout January and February of 1964, only to see a write-in campaign for former Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. of Massachusetts gather inexplicable support in March. Lodge, the American ambassador to South Vietnam, never came closer to Concord or Manchester than the outskirts of Saigon, but he won the New Hampshire primary with nearly 36 percent of the vote. Now Mr. Gingrich is challenging the traditional rhythms again. It's a high-stakes gamble, but then again, that's the kind he likes best. That's also why he has surged to the front of the polls. 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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It’s about two parties working together To the editor: I just read Henry Mock’s letter to the editor. He is correct about the unemployment rates in the Mount Washington Valley. What he fails to mention is that most of the positions in the Valley are low paying service jobs for the tourist business. Regarding the help wanted signs, it’s no wonder. The population has been dropping for a few years now. Just look at theschool census figures. Does this mean that I fall in line with Dave Mason’s position. Absolutely not!Neither the Republicans or the Democrats did anything to create the low unemployment rate in the “Valley.” It’s always been low. Why? Because no one in their right mind wants to spend their life working in the service industry for peanuts.

Didn’t New Hampshire recently do away with its minimum wage law? What, exactly did that accomplish? I think that this sort of finger pointing is counterproductive. It has created the mess we are have been witnessing in D.C. I can’t support any party whose sole objective is to get rid of the president. What has happened to politicians who know how to make a deal and move things forward. This isn’t about the Republicans or the Democrats. It’s about two parties, working together, not always agreeing, but coming to terms. It’s about doing what’s best for the country not just getting reelected. My answer to both of you is shame on you. Garry Roy Groton, Mass. (formerly of Bartlett)

Nurses association thanks supporters To the editor: The Tamworth Community Nurse Association wishes to send a big thank you to all who made this year’s holiday gala a great success. The event was held on Friday, Dec. 2, at Chequers Villa in Tamworth. Thanks go to Carole Ewing, owner of the Villa, for having the restaurant beautifully decorated which gave a festive atmosphere and for serving a delicious buffet dinner. Thanks also to the Chequers staff for providing efficient and cheery service. We also wish to thank pianist Becky Ver Planck of Pianoforte in Chocorua who provided the guests with a variety of holiday music as

well as taking requests for specific carols. We are especially honored and pleased to thank the anonymous donors who generously sponsored the event ensuring a successful fundraiser for the Community Nurse Association. Our thanks, too, for the door prizes donated by Rosies Restaurant, Hidden Automotive, and Grammy Gordon. The evening had a recordbreaking number of attendees who all agreed that it was “the best TCNA Holiday Gala ever!” Mark your calendar — next year’s event will be held on Dec. 7. Jo Anne Rainville, executive director Tamworth Community Nurse Association

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None. who was a member of President Franklin This means that it came a surprise to everyDelano Roosevelt’s “kitchen cabinet,” the one when I was appointed to the staff of the group of like-minded but un-elected politiU.S. women’s alpine cians who’d get together team and I stayed with after hours and decide them for 16 seasons “It was incredible, you had to recon- how things should run through the 1980s and in America. ‘90s on the world cir- struct her entire personality on the chair Tom went to Dartlift, there’d be tears running right out mouth, where his cuit. And, as more luck would have it, two of the under her goggles, but then she get to nascent enthusiasm for best ski racers of the ski racing was elevated age were also from New the start line and she’d just compete.” to national team standHampshire, and they ing, and his fourth in the were better skiers than I was. Much better. 1960 Olympic giant slalom was a landmark One was Holly Flanders, who lived in the for an American man. Not long after that he deep south of New Hampshire, which is not bought a famous old New England inn that in the big mountain zone of our state. In fact, was in ski country and might be a place to there are hardly even any hills there, and launch big things. But, if my memory serves, that taught a lesson. it burned to the ground before it launched Velocity is the opiate of the child, it always anything. is, but if everyone in your town is learning There was, however, promising terrain, so to ski on a hill with hardly enough vertical Tom rebuilt the lodgings, then he created my to keep them all going in the same direction, candidate for the best ski mountain in the the only way an eager youngster can have east. This is Waterville Valley, New Hampany fun is to take it straight. shire, Tom also believed that it should be the That’s what Holly did, and more speed best race mountain, and he was determined was more fun, so an eager young skier will to put on World Cup racing. This is not popuquickly figure out that a flat ski is faster than lar with resort owners, because a major race a ski on edge, so she learned to ride a flat is a lot more than a start line and a finish ski, she was, in the lingo of the trade, a very line. As many as 400 racers and their attengood glider. By the same token, she didn’t dant coaches and equipment technicians learn very much about making turns, so falls will be there, this usually ties up the terrain were a big part of her leaning curve and she and the lodgings for at least a week, and the didn’t like that part of it. She did, however, owner is expected to do it for not much more get accepted at Burke Mountain Academy, than good will. one of the best New England ski schools, Tom thought it was worth it, partly because and now speeds were higher, trails were narhis own career in ski racing had lead to so rower, and trees were closer. She kept at it, much success in the rest of his life and partly though, and one of her coaches from those because of his fundamental belief that young American skiers should see how the game is days remembered what race days were like. played at the top of the league and his own “It was incredible, you had to reconstruct her race hill at Waterville Valley was a favorite entire personality on the chair lift, there’d be for gate racing with the World Cup teams. It tears running right out under her goggles, had everything, it descended in three pitches but then she get to the start line and she’d with different side angles in each one and just compete.” they ran through two major compressions. Holly kept going and she made the U.S Most notably it was a favorite with AmerSki Team for racing on the international ica’s Tamara McKinney. She got her start circuit in the same year that I joined the near Reno, Nevada, where her mother was women’s team staff, and her results were the working as an instructor, and as luck would payoff for all those tears. Her propensity for have it, two of the greatest ski racers of the unscheduled excursions were another payoff, modern era were working nearby. These were but she’d already learned to take disaster in Christian Pravda and Anderl Molterer, both stride. “Yup,” she said one day, “I learned of Austria, and Anderl has a vivid memory of those trails fall by fall.” She had three World a day with young Tamara. He’d just pushed Cup wins, one was at Badgastein in Austria, off into one of the vertiginous runs at Squaw which has a notoriously difficult racing trail, Valley and to his alarm he realized that a another was in Arosa, Switzerland, which tiny child had pushed off right behind him. has the best views and one of the loveliest wide-open race mountains anywhere on It was Tamara, and she made it.. the major league circuit, and the third was As Tamara grew up she also developed at Mt. Ste. Anne in Canada, a pretty place what a veteran European coach called a “sly” with very moderate terrain, in fact, even the sense of terrain, she could find speed anyoften-inflated listings puts their “expert” terwhere, and she had five wins and three other rain at only 10 percent, just the place for a top-three finishes in gate racing at Watergood glider. ville Valley. Then Tom Corcoran retired and New Hampshire has had another top no other mountain in eastern America has international racer. This was Abbi Fisher, taken up the torch, so I keep wondering if who grew up in Conway, and she taught the there are any candidates out there who will other lesson because she learned her moves help young skiers follow in Leanne’s tracks. at Wildcat Mountain and in Tuckerman Ravine, and if a young skier takes it straight Nicholas Howe is a writer from Jackson. in those places she probably won’t last very E-mail him at nickhowe@ncia.net.


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Retired Navy Lt. Commander John Oliveira and retired Army Specialist Eddie Platt with their families enjoy the flag raising ceremony at the Jackson Town offices Friday. Platt along with his wife Sarah and their sons Kyle, 7, Johnny 3, Kaleb 2 and Justin, 9 and Oliveira along with his wife Amy and their children Victoria, 8 Maria, 5, and Joao, 7 are visiting the Valley for a fun Christmas vacation. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

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families gather for Christmas Can Cure BY DAYMOND STEER THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

JACKSON — Despite Friday’s cold, wind and rain, two wounded veterans and their families were warmed with support they received from numerous well wishers who attended the opening ceremony for Christmas Can Cure. On Friday, about 70 people came to the Jackson Town Office for Christmas Can Cure’s flag-raising ceremony. Since 2008, the Carrier family, of Jackson, has organized this event every December. The idea is to give wounded warriors and their families an”old fashioned” Christmas experience in the Mount Washington Valley. Christmas Can Cure is run in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project. Business owners and individ-

uals donate money and their time to the effort. In a stroke of good fortune, the rain ended and the blue sky began to break through the gray gloom just before the ceremony started. Once raised, American and Wounded Warrior flags flew proudly in the wind. This year, Christmas Can Cure honors retired Navy Lt. Commander John Oliveira, of New Bedford, Mass., and retired Army Specialist Eddie Platt, of Chicopee Mass. The men seem to have much in common. Both served in Afghanistan and Iraq and both are married with small children ages 2 to 9. “It was impressive, it was heart warming how a community can come together,” said Oliveira adding he wondered what people thought about the wars when he was overseas. “People

don’t realize how much this means to us as individual veterans.” Platt shared the same sentiment. “When you see a whole town come together and have an event like this where the focus is on you, and everybody is here to appreciate me and John, and the veterans who can’t be here, it’s just overwhelming.” Selectman Bea Davis issued a proclamation making both families honorary residents of Jackson. Oliveira’s eldest child, Victoria, 8, said she looked forward to snow tubing and going to Santa’s Village where she likes the rides and games. Platt’s oldest son, Justin, said this was his first trip to Jackson and he was looking forward to having fun. Justin said Jackson, with its rivers and mountains, looks a lot different than his home town.

More warriors will be coming home to their families soon because this week President Barack Obama announced the end of the Iraq war. Both Christmas Can Cure veterans thought it was great that soldiers are coming home. Platt said although Saddam Hussein needed to be removed, the military wasn’t prepared for the peace-keeping mission that followed. “I’m very glad and thankful that they are now finally coming home,” said Platt. Oliveira says beyond his personal misgivings about the Iraq war, in which he served, people need to understand the challenges that veterans face when they return home. In Oliveira’s case, that means struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. see next page


Stone Mountain celebrates five years of down-home music

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BY TOM EASTMAN THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

BROWNFIELD, Maine — So, who came up with THIS business plan? Think of it: Take a rural setting that even the locals have trouble finding, and then bring in a national lineup of entertainment from away. Add the vagaries of snow, let alone the challenging economy, and you're left wondering: How's this going to work? All good questions, but the answer seems to be that five years since the much heralded and cherished Stone Mountain Arts Center first opened its doors, it is working. And how. “Knock on wood, but I think we've got it all pretty well figured out. We're here for the long haul,” laughed co-proprietor Carol Noonan, a gifted vocalist and guitarist, who co-founded the quaint, downhome, timber-framed, church-like performing arts center with her husband Jeff Flagg in 2005, working that year and into 2006 to get the center opened out behind their farmhouse in summer 2006. The mission has remained the same: to use Noonan's contacts from her music career to bring top acts to bucolic Brownfield — a rural western Maine border town, located 20 minutes east of bustling North Conway and an hour west of Portland; a place so small, that if you blink, you might miss it. see STONE MOUNTAIN page 17

from preceding page

“I’ve been home since 2004 and these kids (returning soldiers) are going through the same challenges that I did eight years ago,” said Oliveira. “People need to get educated on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and adjustment issues. I think it’s going to be a big challenge for the country.” Lois, Oliveira’s service dog, is helping with the PTSD. She was at Oliveira’s side on Friday wearing a festive red and white frill collar. Platt agrees that it’s important to make veterans aware of the programs that are available to them. Platt lost part of his leg due to injuries sustained from a rocket propelled grenade blast in Iraq in 2003. Veterans are often unwilling to admit having PTSD. But loved ones can often see its impact on their returning soldier. Symptoms can include isolation, drinking see next page

Carol Noonan is shown in October 2005, as work progressed on moving one of the property’s two barns for the performance center. It previously was used by husband Jeff Flagg for his commercial netminding business. The center opened in summer 2006. (FILE PHOTO)


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and drug use. Oliveira encourages returning veterans to visit the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs where they are eligible for free medical care and are able to get a PTSD assessment. Amy Oliveira, John Oliveira’s wife, says people need to realize that not all wounds are physical. A lot of times injuries can be mental. She said the family was looking forward to a fun weekend. Sarah Platt, Eddie Platt’s wife, said Christmas Can Cure was offering a lot of fun activities for the children who are eager to go on the Polar Express train. “We have never had an experience like this where we are able to do so much stuff,”said Sarah Platt. Dr. Gerald Carrier was pleased with the attendance at Friday’s flag-raising ceremony. He estimated at least 65 to 70 people attended. The event has grown every year since 2008. In the first year only about 10 people came to the ceremony. Andre Carrier, Gerald’s son, said he hoped everyone realizes that Christmas Can Cure has become a community tradition. He also spoke about the Iraq war, which just ended after nearly a decade. One million service men and women have served in the Iraq war since it began. Over 35,000 service people have been disabled from the war, said Andre Carrier. “They need to know that people see them and will see them forever,” said Andre Carrier. “Today we use your two families in a way of recognizing

there are 35,000 other families that we can’t touch or reach, but one community reaches out to two each year to communicate to all.” There was a moment of levity when Andre Carrier asked the Kennett High School band to strike up the song Malaguena. He offered them $100 if they could do it. The crowd broke into laughter at Andre Carrier’s challenge. Sure enough, the students rose to the occasion and Andre Carrier had to cough up the cash. Band leader Therese Davison said the song just happened to be on their repertoire list. The money will go toward band trips. “You played it well,” said Carrier. The flag ceremony was just the beginning of an adventurous weekend for the families. Some of the weekend was supposed to involve snow-related activities but Gerald Carrier assures that the families will still have a blast despite the lack of white stuff. Some of other pursuits on the itinerary include shopping in North Conway, a trip to Santa’s Village, ice skating at Ham Arena, a sleigh ride at Nestlenook and perhaps some splashing around at the Kahuna Laguna indoor water park. “We’ve got plenty of things to do,” said Carrier. Christmas Can Cure is a 501(c) (3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Generous benefactors will receive invitations to a Christmas social at the Wentworth Hotel in Jackson on Monday evening, Dec. 19, to meet and mingle with the wounded warrior families.


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STONE MOUNTAIN from page 15

Build it and they will come Like “Field of Dreams,” it truly has been a case of, “If you build it, [they] will come.” That's true for audiences as well as musicians alike. Patrons come from throughout New England to come see the shows, mingling with locals. Word has gotten out among performers as well that Stone Mountain Arts Center is a relaxed and intimate place to play, where the acoustics are great, audiences are appreciative, and their needs are seen to, because, after all, Noonan herself is a performer who knows what it's like to be on the road. Those who are now believers include such stars as: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Richie Havens, Judy Collins, Paula Poundstone, The Indigo Girls, Bruce Cockburn, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Leo Kottke, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Aztec Two-Step, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Livingston Taylor, Kathy Mattea, Cheryl Wheeler, Cowboy Junkies, The Grascals, Los Straitjackets, Tom Rush, Maura O'Connell, Red Stick Ramblers, Capitol Steps. Harry Manx, Crooked Still, Chris Smither, Joe Ely, The Mammals, Suzy Bogguss, Leon Redbone, Robert Cray, Shawn Colvin, Madeleine Peyroux, David Bromberg, Lucinda Williams, The Smothers Brothers and Roseanne Cash. Give ‘em what they want Noonan knows what performers want, having played throughout New England as the lead singer for the rock band, Knots and Crosses, and later with the Carol Noonan Band that featured Stone Mountain Arts Center resident musicians Duke Levine and Kevin Barry, both of whom are incredibly talented accompanists. She also knows the rigors of the road, and what performers don't want. “The original idea,” said Noonan Friday morning in an interview prior to the first of the weekend's Stone Mountain LIVE Christmas shows, “was we wanted to do something special. It came from me being sick of being on the road. We thought this area didn't have anything worthy; that you had to go to Portland to see these acts. We couldn't afford to go and do it anywhere else around here other than doing it here on our own property and with the buildings we already owned — so that's how it came to be.” They transformed

Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine has been a unqiue and intimate venue for national and local music acts. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Flagg's commercial netminding barn into an intimate performance hall, moving it from across the property to behind the farmhouse. Last summer, they reassembled a second barn —

the original 200-year-old barn that formerly was attached to the house — and placed it alongside of the performance hall barn. That “new” old reassembled barn

— once home to their horses — now serves a great function, allowing guests to stand in line indoors as they wait to into the performance hall. see next page


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It has been a great addition to the couple's wedding and special function business, which complements the concert part of their business. Drawing a large audience Even in today's economy, Stone Mountain Arts Center is holding its own, generally drawing good houses to its 200-seat hall, according to Noonan. “I think people are looking for something special,” says Noonan, a gifted vocalist who was once dubbed by fan George Cleveland of Tamworth and North Conway's Gibson Center for Senior Services as the Brownfield Warbler for her powerfully lilting singing voice. “Everyone is watching their pocketbook all the time, so when they spend some money, they don't want anything ordinary. They come because it is an experience — half of our audience is Massachusetts or Rhode Island. So, we definitely are a destination now, and that has helped boost tourism among local inns.” Because she knew the ins and outs of performing, Carol has taken pains to ensure the comfort of her guest performers. Stone Mountain Arts Center's renowned and now legendary “Green Room” always gets a word from new performers, as regulars know that at a certain point, every first-time artist will pause and say something like what David Bromberg expressed on his first visit: “You guys may not know this, but

artists, and she has been a real chamthere is this incredible room downstairs. pion for us.” I mean, they have a pool table, and a Always striving to improve record player that plays vinyl, man!” Stone Mountain now averages 120 “Most Green Rooms are a back room shows a year and 10 a month. Noonan off stage with cases of beer and that's intersperses Stone Mountain LIVE it,” says Noonan, who saw her share shows once a month with Barry and of Green Rooms playing the New Levine as well as other members of the England circuit. “I wanted to create Stone Mountain Arts something that is Center house band. comfortable.” She introduced Leap of Faith “We listen to our audience a lot a free music series She has built a network of trust about whom they would like to see. last year as a way among performers, I definitely feel this place for better to showcase smaller although she admits or worse has my stamp on it, and I acts and to allow patrons a greater it is a leap of faith for first-timers to book whom I like, and sometimes opportunity to enjoy head down that long even who I don’t like. But for the live music without to pay the rural road that leads most part, I book someone that I having higher ticket fee for to Stone Mountain feel good about selling, someone national acts. Arts Center. Noting that she “I think the best whom I connect with in some way. and Flagg and staff was seeing Roseanne Cash [Johnny's I definitely feel I need some help are always striving with the younger acts, so that is to improve the center, daughter] get out of her car. She looked why I am constantly on YouTube she constantly speaks kind of horrified,” with musician friends checking out what’s going on. about who they are related Noonan with a laugh. “She plays listening to for music, such beautiful halls, and regularly checks and face it, from the outside, this place their suggestions out on YouTube. does not look so amazing. Coming up “We listen to our audience a lot the road, I am sure did not give her about whom they would like to see,” much confidence. But then she came says Noonan. “I definitely feel this inside, and she knew right away that place for better or worse has my we had really given thought to what stamp on it, and I book whom I like, we wanted here. She then went to the and sometimes even who I don't like. Green Room, and saw all of her dad's But for the most part, I book someone records. She is one of our treasured that I feel good about selling, someone

whom I connect with in some way. I definitely feel I need some help with the younger acts, so that is why I am constantly on YouTube checking out what's going on. My band guys are a good wealth of knowledge as they work on other people's records so they know what's going on.” One of Stone Mountain's greatest assets is its fine food. The kitchen crew led by chef Lauren Tweedie, Noonan, Flagg and others serves incredible pizza and salads for most shows. “The kitchen was probably the hardest about getting everything worked out. We have had an incredible staff from the beginning. Everybody does a lot of things here, and we couldn't do it without them,” said Noonan, whose sister Katy is part of the crew, along with Marlies Ouwinga, Susie and Dan Whalen, and many other familiar local faces. Looking ahead, Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band fame is playing with Barry and Levine for New Year's Eve, returning for his fourth performance. Aimee Mann (Jan. 18), Marc Cohn Trio (Jan. 20), Livingston Taylor (Jan. 21) and Paula Cole (Jan. 28) are coming up. Noon would love to get her favorite, Vince Gill, to play at Stone Mountain Arts Center. “I think he would love it here,” said Noonan. Everyone else has — once they find it. For more information, visit www. stonemountainartscenter.com or call (207) 935-7292

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BY BART BACHMAN THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

BROWNFIELD — When I asked co-workers how to get to Stone Mountain Arts Center, this is what they said. Go to Brownfield, take the Old Country Road, drive until you're sure you've gone beyond where anything could possibly be happening, and then go a little farther. And there it was. Carol Noonan's masterpiece — her "labor of love," as she calls it. A 200-seat music hall that she and her husband opened in 2006, and that plays host to many big-name musicians and comedians all year long. So, yes, there most definitely is something happening out there. My first visit to Stone Mountain Arts Center was last Sunday for a shortened matinee version of the annual Christmas concert put on by Carol Noonan and her band, the Stone Mountain Boys. Since I have talked of little else this week, my co-workers suggested — very diplomatically, of course — that I shut up and write about it. The music hall and the adjoining barn lobby are all decked out

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this past October. She did not tell the audience this, but it was there in her music and the feelings the music conveyed. Her CD was recorded in October soon after her mother passed away. "As I step into a new chapter in my life, a new album is a good place to start," Noonan writes in a press packet for the CD. "Christmas is a time when you think of your childhood and family, and, since that weighs heavily on my mind these days, I am in a good place to work on such a nostalgic project." The CD and the Christmas concerts are wonderful Christmas gifts that Noonan has given the community. But the year-round gift is the venue itself — this wonderful timber-frame music hall in the middle of nowhere. I came away from the concert with not only a Christmas buzz but also an appreciation for what Carol Noonan has created here. The Christmas concerts conclude Saturday, but there are many opportunities to experience Stone Mountain Arts Center. Just take the country road and keep going until you find something happening.

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'Over the Headwall' revised; author Leich at White Birch Books Sunday BY TOM EASTMAN THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

PINKHAM NOTCH — Skiers and back country lovers will be happy to learn that local author Jeff Leich of the New England Ski Museum has completed his revised edition of “Over the Headwall,” the book he first authored in 1999. Leich will be at White Birch Books (356-3200) in North Conway Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. to sign copies of the revised book. On Saturday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m., White Birch is featuring an afternoon with Saul Wisnia, baseball fan and author of “Fenway Park: The Centennial — 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball.” *** Skiing down Tuckerman Ravine's notoriously steep headwall has been a local rite of spring since Dartmouth skiers and U.S. Olympians John Carleton and Charley Proctor first did it on April 11, 1931 — 80 years ago this past season. Leich, of North Conway, said in a recent interview that the book has been republished in time for the holiday gift-giving season. In addition to his ski museum duties, Leich serves on the board of the nonprofit, member-supported Friends of Tuckerman Ravine organization. Friends of Tuckerman annually presents the Tuckerman Inferno and Wildcat Wildfire Pentathlons, with this spring's set for April 20-22, 2012.. The Inferno fell last April on the 72nd anniversary to the day of 19-year-old Austrian skiing sensation

Toni Matt's legendary schuss of the headwall in the classic, top-to-bottom 1939 American Inferno, considered by many to be “The Race for All Time.” Matt — in only his second time in the ravine, and then only 19 and new to this country from Austria — made the descent in 6 minutes, 29.4 seconds, a full minute faster than second-place finisher Dick Durrance, winner of the 1934 Inferno. Racing in the third Inferno of the decade on Mount Washington (the first was won by Hollis Phillips in 1933), Matt halved Durrance's previous record of 12 minutes. Leich told the story of the 1939 Inferno, and many others, in the first edition of “Over the Headwall.” He includes it in the newly revised book. The new version has been expanded from the first edition's 32 pages to a new total of 120 pages. The first had 56 illustrations, while the new edition has 170, including 130 new shots from the past 80 years. It is available in soft cover, with a limited number of hard cover copies available at a slightly higher price from the New England Ski Museum. Q: What will be the biggest changes between the first book and the new edition? JL: The first book was based on an exhibit we did at the museum in 1998. Since then, I have learned more about the ravine and new things have come into the museum — all of this is based on our collections. I found new things in the collection, and new things have see next page


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been donated to the museum since the first printing. It covers more of what was happening in skiing around Tuckerman that was affecting things there in the '30s to '50s. I knew, for example, that the Appalachian Mountain Club had a role, being located at the bottom of the Tuckerman trailhead, but what I am bringing into the second edition is the big influence it had on the development of skiing in the '30s and again in the '50s. I mentioned Joe and Brooks Dodge (who pioneered many of the routes in Tuckerman) in the first edition, along with [the Pinkham Notch camp], but not so much the AMC's influence on snow trains and some of the bigger resorts that were founded by AMC guys. Q: Who were the first to ski in the bowl of the ravine? JL: The first was a group of Dartmouth skiers who came in March 1913. It included Carl Shumway, who became a ski publicist and ski marketer. He later arranged the first ski show in Boston Garden, and promoted the snow trains. (He was the grandfather of current ski museum president Bo Adams of Rochester.) They were planning to ski to the summit. But they had a bad weather day. They were staying at the Glen House, so it was a bit of an afterthought, I guess. They decided to go and try to ski Tuckerman Ravine. They went up the Carriage Road and then over the Raymond Path to the

ravine. It sounds like they hiked halfway up the headwall, and Shumway skied down. Three were skiers; the others were on snowshoes. The next day, the weather cleared and Fred Harris and Carl Shumway skied all the way to the summit — the first ascent on record on skis. When they got back to Hanover, Shumway wrote a story and got it published in the Boston Evening Transcript — that's how we know what happened. Q: Why do you think the ravine has such an allure for spring skiers and now, increasingly, among winter back-country skiers? And why does it make good fodder for a book? JL: It's a combination of things. Mount Washington itself is unique because of its weather, the snowfall it gets, and the topography. In the East, it's an island of alpine terrain 60 miles from the Atlantic Ocean — you don't see that much of that in the East. Then you add the need to hike up to the ravine: Everyone there is a back-country rider or skier. I say that because they are there. It has echoes of skiing before ski lifts, when everyone had to climb before their tuns. If you're there on a weekend, there's the spring festival aspect to it, too. If you're there in great weather, it has a stunning landscape and snowscape. And to ski something that steep is exhilarating. It all adds up. *** For more information about “Over the Headwall,” call the New England Ski Museum at 823-7177, or email jeff@skimuseumorg.

Author Jeff Leich is shown at the New England Ski Museum’s satellite exhibit at the Eastern Slope Inn, holding a copy of his revised book, “Over the Headwall.” He will be at White Birch Books for a booksigning Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. (TOM EASTMAN PHOTO)

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It would be nice to bushwhack down through an open forest with leaves for footing, I mused. It was obvious that this opportunity lay directly below me. I could descend the short way to the saddle below Nanamocomuck Peak, and bear left off the trail down into the Bowl Natural Area. Reaching the east branch of Wonolancet Brook there, I could follow it down or climb up the other side to the Dicey’s Mill Trail, and take it back to Ferncroft. I hadn’t moved from the spot yet. Feeling a little odd using a cell phone in such a quiet wilderness, I called friend Bob Gordon an left a message about my change of itinerary. Then I started moving, and headed down. As I have written in the past, there is always another pleasurable dimension added to a hike when it becomes a bushwhack. That was accentuated this time because of the unique experience of walking down through a forest that has never been logged. There really is a striking difference. As a young man, the Buddha left the shelter of his palace and walked through a poor village. He discovered there that people suffer and

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from preceding page yearn for earrings, they have more than 1,000 unique pairs to compliment your wardrobe and a treasure trove of many other unique jewelry pieces. They carry the largest selection of hand-painted Mexican Talavera pottery in all of New England, Women’s clothing, scarves, T-shirts, Licensed Harley-Davidson items, Haitian, Metal Art, Rocks and more. Diversity of merchandise is the key to their success. Located at 2729 Main Street. Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 356-7880. Nancy’s Alterations and Yarn Shop Nancy started her business in the valley seven years ago. Since then she has added tuxedo rentals and has become a full fledged yarn shop carrying a wide variety of yarn, books and knitting supplies. Located at Norcross Place behind Olympia Sports. Open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 356-7344 or 986-1900. North Country Cottage Our specialty shop offers an ever-changing selection of gourmet foods, home and mountain lodge decor including Big Sky Carvers, gifts and accessories. Be sure to visit our newly designed boutique featuring Vera Bradley handbags and stationary, jewelry, bath and body, Willow Tree Angels, and more. And don’t miss our daily food samples featuring jams, dips, and sauces for the grill. We are located at the corner of Depot Street and Route 16, next to The HandCrafter’s Barn. Open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m to 7 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Phone: 603.356-8997. Also online at www.northcountrycottage.com and on Facebook. North Country Fair Jewelers After four year at college, in the summer of 1969, North Country Fair Jewelers opened for business. They were open for one week before closing to head to Woodstock. Upon returning, they had their goal to create and present the highest quality custom and handmade jewelry in an atmosphere of good fellowship and warm surroundings. Though many talented friends have come and gone, today, they have a family nucleus of five jewelers and artisans working together. In addition to an extensive collection of handmade jewelry, there is the largest area selection of diamonds, antique and estate jewelry. There are unique, contemporary and heirloom jewelry. They are a full service jewelry shop that buys all gold and silver and are also coin dealers. All work is done on the premises. Charter member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisals. Located at 2448 Main Street in village of North Conway, just 4/10th of a mile south of the train station. 356-5819. Peach’s Located in the village, south of Schouler Park, Peach’s in its quaint setting has a delightful, creative menu, using the freshest of ingredients. Stuffed french toast, spinach benedict and peach almond pancakes are some breakfast favorites, served all day. New on the menu and already a favorite are our breakfast and lunch burritos. The locals say its the

place for lunch: the white mountain wrap(grilled chicken breast, baked apples, cranberries, walnuts, red onion with a herb cheese), gourmet salads, reubens or a selection of homemade soups and quiches and crepes for breakfast and lunch. Peach’s is family friendly with a children’s menu. Peach’s has been featured in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Union Leader as a place to eat in the Mount Washington Valley. Open daily 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 356-5860 for takeout. Priscilla’s Country Kitchen This family restaurant offers great salads, sandwiches and family recipes. Eating is a social event and with that in mind, being at Priscilla’s is more like a home gathering of family and friends instead of just going out to eat. “It’s not just about the food, it’s the experience.” They will feed your body and nourish your soul. Breakfast all day 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early riser special Monday-Friday from 6 to 8 a.m. Lunch menu starts at 11:30 a.m. 2541 White Mountain Highway, North Conway in the TD Bank parking lot. 3560401. www.priscillasnh.com. The Rugged Mill At the Rugged Mill owners Matt and Carissa Fusco provide well styled sportswear, outerwear, blankets and wool accessories of superior quality and performance. They offer apparel from Woolrich, Arborwear, Pendleton, Royal Robbins, Kuhl, Exofficio, Ibex, Alps Sportswear and Dri Duck and footwear from Ariat, Timberland, Acorn and Fox River plus they carry many New Hampshire made items. The Rugged Mill is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located next to Badger Realty across from the train station. 2633 White Mountain Highway in North Conway. 356-0490. mattfusco4@roadrunner.com. Spruce Hurricane Spruce Hurricane is a family owned and operated boutique located in the heart of North Conway Village for more 18 years. The shop offers an eclectic mix of women’s fashion apparel and accessories. Some of the top lines featured are Brighton, Tribal and Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. An exclusive at Spruce Hurricane is Pandora, the hottest line in jewelry today. Footwear brands include Minnetonka and Old Gringo western boots. It’s all about color, texture and artistry in a style they call “mountain chic.” A selection of men’s leather belts and wallets along with jackets by Rain Forest round out the offerings. Spruce Hurricane, where the wilderness blends with city sophistication to bring you unique, quality merchandise. Open daily at 10 a.m. in the heart of North Conway Village. 356-3854. Steph’s Stylin’ Studio Steph’s Stylin’ Studio is a hometown salon that prides itself in providing a comfortable and friendly atmosphere as the staff, Stephanie Miller, Marcia Mancini, Kelly Trapani and Caitlin Butler, take care of all their customer’s needs. The salon provides hair cutting, coloring services, basic and hot stone manicures and eyelash and eyebrow tinting. Open Tuesday through Saturday. 2760 White Mountain Highway, see next page

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from preceding page Eastern Slope Plaza. Webpage on the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Website. stylinstudio@ roadrunner.com. 356-6122. White Birch Books “One of the best bookstores in the country,” said many an author who has visited White Birch Books. The store’s great selection of books, from bestsellers to classics, is enhanced by an in-depth New England section complete with White Mountain collectible titles, a vast array of bargain and used titles, and some of the best greeting cards in the Valley. And after a few changes this spring, the store also boasts almost an entire floor full of children’s books. All of this is rounded out by a knowledgeable book-selling staff that helpfully find the books you want, make recommendations or let you comfortably browse. Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 356-3200. www.whitebirchbooks.com. Zeb’s General Store Now a landmark in the heart of North Conway village, Zeb’s offers a shopping experience like no other, blending the virtues of quality reminiscent of yesteryear with modern products and gifts. Zeb’s two-story emporium features the best of New England products including gourmet food, maple syrup, home furnishings, clothing, Christmas decorations, pottery, books, pet gifts, children’s toys and more. Owners Peter Edwards and David Peterson invite you to experience Yankee ingenuity at its best — all under one roof. Retailer of the Year, 2006 and 2009. Main Street, North Conway, 356-9294, www.zebs.com.

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Country Ecology: Barberries I have one common barberry growing below my sugar maples, up against the northerly stone wall bordering Bryant Road. I remark upon this graceful shrub’s placement, because it has been a long time since Doc Stevens introduced me to this peculiar plant while taking dendrology at UNH in the fall of 1961. I thought it to be a native shrub, but now find it was introduced here from Asia, as was the Japanese barberry. Back then, I seem to remember something about Hungary as a stopover for this larger barberry species, but I could be wrong in my recollection. Its Latin name, Berberis vulgaris does seem fitting. Donald Stokes in his "Natural History of Wild Shrubs and Vines" says the so-called common barberry was introduced from Europe after moving there from the mountains of Asia. He is an outstanding researcher, so I will believe him. We were taught to identify the plant by its berries being in groups of ten to twelve, borne on racemes. It is then a quick trick to identify the

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low, compact Japanese barberry by its having only single thorns and berries, growing right off the stem. These are of course, the attractive red berries which got it frequently planted as an impenetrable, ornamental hedge in the East. Some consider it to be a good nest site for birds such as the chipping sparrow. It can spread wildly, even though its elongated, bright red fruits are not eaten much. I have watched the plant retain these prolific, colorful red-tinged berries completely throughout the winter, and not be touched — even after all other forage has been consumed. It is a mystery to me how this escaping species spreads — after not many species eat its eye-catching crop. The scarlet, untoothed leaves are quite appealing in fall. Botanists decrying its presence also allude that the darn thing poisons the soil around it, preventing other plants from coexisting with it. Could be, I dunno. It is not eaten by deer due to its simple, spiny thorns preventing see COUNTRY ECOLOGY page 34


Stocking stuffers for anglers

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Only a few short days left in the Christmas shopping frenzy. It is during this last blitz that we are most often asked about stocking stuffers for anglers. If you do have an angler on your list you are most fortunate in that fisherman love gadgets and the industry responds by providing no end to the amount of widgets designed for the angler. One item that quickly comes to mind is forceps. Every angler uses them and every one of us constantly lose them. I personally go through at least two pair a year. When Janet and I packed to go out west this year I noticed that both of us tucked away an extra pair in our luggage. Forceps are used in numerous ways such as removing hooks from the jaws of trout, bending down barbs on hooks and tying knots. I used mine last year to make an emergency repair to my pontoon boat. Forceps come in many different types and styles and range in price from about $10 to $20. Both fly fishermen and spin fishermen use them. Nippers are another item used by all fishermen. Nippers are used to cut the tag end off after tying a knot. As we all tie flies or lures to the end of our lines they are an indispensable tool. Like forceps they come in many different shapes and sizes. They are rather inexpensive; about $5 to $20. For fly fishermen a new fly box is always a welcome gift. You can never have too many fly boxes. Fly boxes come in hundreds of different styles ranging from inexpensive little plastic ones to classy and expensive, aluminum ones. An English made Wheatly box is a prized possession of many anglers. This season we have some very sexy fly boxes that feature digital art work from various artists. It is possible to add a water bottle or coffee thermos that matches the fly box. Another welcome gift is flies. If you don’t have a clue what flies to pick out just ask the “fly shop guy or girl” and they will set you up. A half-dozen flies in a little fly box make a great stocking stuffer. In past years I have always done a column about new fishing books that have just come out. The Internet has just about killed off the demand for angling books, which I think is a shame.

However, there is one book that ally well done book and a must Valley have if you fish New Hampcame out this spring and has been flying out of the shop ever shire. The great thing about Angler since the first day it came in. this book is that it is written by ––––– Every New Hampshire angler Bill Thompson a New Hampshire native and it will want a copy of “Field Guide is published in Littleton. to Trout Streams of New Hampshire” by This year a lot of our customers have Paul VanderWende. This is an exceptionmentioned that they chose to shop our

shop because it was local. I can tell you that we appreciate that and I am sure that all of the other local merchants in the valley do as well. See you on the river. Bill and Janet Thompson own North Country Angler in North Conway.


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Stone Mountain Arts Center Coming Up! Hosting national acts up close and personal in the foothills of the White Mountains in Western Maine. This less than 200 seat timber frame music hall serves fine wines and imported beers as well as dinner before selected shows.

Holiday Countdown at Stone Mountain Arts Center! Friday & Saturday, December 16 & 17: Stone Mountain LIVE Annual Evening Christmas Shows... only 2 shows left!

Hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys with special guests and good friends, bluegrass greats The Gibson Brothers! You don’t have to go to Portland for the “Magic” anymore. This a great Christmas show for you, your office, your family, and friends. Make you holiday plans early with us!

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Our Lobby in The Quisisana Barn will be open for all you last minute shoppers.. .we will have gift certificates, smac merchandise, CDs, staff offerings, and baskets and wrapping... Suzy and Marlies will help you tie up your loose Christmas ends from 12:00 to 7:00. Bar will be open at 3:00 for a libation too!!!

New Year’s Eve with Legendary Rocker Peter Wolf!! Featuring a band with our own Duke Levine and Kevin Barry on guitars!! Can’t imagine a more fun way to celebrate New Years’s Eve!! We are so lucky Pete wants to be here at SMAC for the last night of 2011! This legendary front man from the J. Geils Band, has an exciting solo show that is backed by some of the best session musicians the East Coast has to offer. Of course he is always his J.G. rockin’ self when it comes to his singing and live show, but the songs are fresh and full of rootsy angst and heart ache, and no one delivers it better than Peter Wolf. Awesome songs, wicked awesome singer, and a ridiculously awesome band... what else is there? Comes Highly SMAC Recommended. Selling Wicked fast!

Movie Review: ‘Chances Are’ In the honor of the release of “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows,” Robert Downey Jr.’s second time inhabiting the shoes of the famous detective, I wanted to take a look at a film early in Mr. Jr.’s career. The high-concept romantic farce,“Chances Are” from 1989 has fallen off of every one’s radar, but it is a fine early example of Downey’s abilities as a comic actor and a film worth seeking out. In the first scenes of the film, the happily married Louie Jeffries (Christopher McDonald) dies in an accident and is whisked up to a heaven similar to the one that appeared in Warren Beatty’s “Heaven Can Wait,” a film “Chances Are” owes a lot to in terms of tone and theme. In this case heaven is a way station for souls waiting to be reincarnated. Louie does not take death well and is allowed to skip the line and be reborn. The problem is he didn’t receive an inoculation shot that will erase the memories of his previous life with his wife, Corinne (Sybil Shepherd), and best friend, Philip (Ryan O’Neal). Louie is born again as Alex, who, 22 years later, takes the form

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of Downey. Alex winds up meeting and falling for Louie’s daughter (Mary Stuart Masterson) and eventually meeting both Corinne and Philip. Once Alex enter’s Louie’s house all the old memories come flooding back leading to some very confused emotions. Turns out Corrine has been carrying an unhealthy torch for Louie this whole time. Philip has become a surrogate husband and father, but never officially took over either role despite secretly loving Corrine. Now that Alex has Louie’s memories he is repulsed by Miranda’s advances, which leads to several great awkward exchanges. Similarly, the scenes in which Alex must convince Corrine he is in fact Louie are played just right. It is even funnier when Corrine not only accepts, but embraces it. This is further complicate by Philip deciding he finally will profess his love to Corrine. In essence you have a Shakespearean case of mistaken identities except in this case the

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two identities are housed in one person. I love quadrangle develops between Alex and Miranda, Louie and Corrine, and Corrine and Philip. As with any comedy of errors, despite the odds, everything neatly works out and everyone winds up with the correct partner. When done poorly this can be groan inducing, but when done correctly it is breezy, feel-good fun. The latter is the case with “Chances Are,” which features a witty script by Perry and Randy Howze. The movie strikes a nice balance to between frothy comedy and low-key romance. The film certainly has its flaws. The great composer Maurice Jarre, who wrote scores for such films as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago,” provides a similarly epic score to “Chances Are” when it needs something more whimsical. The score is too overwrought and on-the-nose with telling you how to feel that it becomes laughable and distracting. This is a minor shortcoming and in a way has its own charms. I began to predict when the music would swell on the score with a knowing grin.

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Artery Cultural Art Center holds fundraising holiday event Dec. 21 CONWAY — The Artery Cultural Art Center will sponsor The North Polery!, a holiday and fun evening for elementary school age children Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This fundraiser will take place at the Artery Studio in North Conway and will benefit at-risk and special needs children and adults of the Mount Washington Valley. Events include gingerbread house decorating, ornament painting, caroling, a visit with Santa, and tasty treats. Volunteers at this event include Artery Cultural Art Center board members and a special visit from Santa Claus. Food and beverage is pro-

vided by area businesses and private donations. All proceeds will go to the Artery Cultural Art Center and outside donations are always accepted. Artery Cultural Art Center provides services for disabled and at-risk children and adults with emotional hardships through art. Clay projects, oil, acrylics, and water colors provide social interaction in a non-threatening environment where they can learn to express themselves in a non-verbal way and to develop skills. The cost is $10 per child. Space is limited and is filling up so reservations are encouraged. For more information, go to www.arteryinc.com or call 356-7725.

“Chances Are,” but his assured comedic timing and finesse with dialogue are the key to the success of so many of his characterizations. The way he banters with Gwyneth Paltrow in the “Iron Man” movies and Jude Law as Watson in the “Sherlock Holmes” films follows the beats of screwball comedy. Over the years, Downey has developed impeccable line delivery. He does snarky one-liners better than just about anyone, but underneath even the most barbed dialogue there’s a genuineness that makes even narcissistic jerks like Tony Stark in “Iron Man” likable. Cynical sincerity is what helped make Downey a star.

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Through it all you have Downey at the center in a performance that allows him to be charming, goofy and tender. In “Chances Are,” Downey has a light touch and shows his apt timing for physical comedy in several fine set pieces. It is very likely it is this performance that helped get him the title role in “Chaplin,” arguable his breakout role and one that lead to his first Oscar nomination. In the years since Downey made his comeback from his public downward spiral into drugs, he hasn’t made a blatant romantic comedy like

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browsing. One has to forcibly pull up the plants and dispose of them before they take over a field, fence-row, or overgrown pasture. In some locations, it can totally cover rural open spaces. So, if you discover it on your land, you might attempt to rid yourself of it. Both barberries have odoriferous, yellow inner bark which can be striking to first behold. The common barberry probably came over here with the European settlers. The plant had been used in Europe as a natural hedgerow and its fruits were used for jellies. Or it might have been transported by chance in livestock feed, or in the droppings of cattle. A fungus came to North America with the plant, and wheat fields as early as 1660 were being “blasted” by the fungus. Connecticut and Massachusetts were the first states to enact laws to get rid of the plant, but of course, were ineffectual. In Europe, farmers had been troubled by this fungus for years because it attacked grains such as wheat, rye, oats, and barley. Stokes writes that it was eventually noticed that only crops with barberry growing near them were destroyed. In 1865, a man named Anton de Bary discovered that this black stem rust had two hosts, the grain crops in summer and barberry in winter. Both were necessary for the fungus to survive in cold climates. So, at this point, the Europeans enacted some trial laws that attempted to force landowners to remove any barberry plant near the grain crop. If you have the common barberry, take a look in spring at its small yellow

flowers that hang below its arching branches. They are not especially beautiful, nor is their strong odor particularly pleasant, but they do look odd. There are rosettes of paddle-shaped leaves, with many having three-pronged spines leading to these drooping clusters of yellow flowers. The margins of the leaves are bristle toothed. The vase-shaped, upright shrub commonly attains heights of three to 10 feet, and has gray bark. These aspects differentiate it from the smaller Japanese barberry, which has become far more numerous as an escaped cultivar. The common barberry has small, scarlet, edible ornamental berries about half-inch long which form in the drooping clusters along the branches. These are said to remain well into the winter and are described as serving as emergency food for birds such as the cedar waxwing, but are not readily taken otherwise. Since I do not have wheat crops nearby, I shall remain curious about this introduced shrub and monitor its ongoing existence. I probably won’t admire it much, with its sullied history, but will observe it as one more introduced plant that only got here because of European settlement of this continent, which is our common history as well. Dave Eastman also broadcasts “Country Ecology” four times weekly over WMWV 93.5 fm. As Vice President of the Lakes Region Chapter/ ASNH, he welcomes you to monthly programs at the Loon Center in Moultonborough. He is available at: www. countryecology.com for consultation.


THE CONWAY DAILY SUN, Saturday, December 17, 2011— Page 35 Rafferty’s Restaurant and Pub (356-6460) Pool tournaments Red Parka Pub (383-4344) Open Mic with Swamp Dog

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Sunday night Jeff Hayford Live in the Lounge. Guitar and Vocals. Plus Sports on our Two Flat Screens.

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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 Shannon Door Pub (383-4211) Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford Stone Mountain Arts Center (207-935-7292) Stone Mountain LIVE Christmas Show Shovel Handle Pub (800-677-5737) Chuck O'Connor White Mountain Hotel (356-7100) Michael Jewel, Brunch Wildcat Inn & Tavern (383-4245) Jonathan Sarty

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By Holiday Mathis and exhilarating happiness. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The pressure of finishing a job might have you feeling uptight, but on some level, you realize that this tense feeling is just what’s needed to get everything wrapped up neatly. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You get a high from giving. So you’ll dig deep into your pockets (and encourage others to do the same) in order to reignite the wonderful feeling that warms your heart when you make another person happy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be rewarded in subtle but unmistakable ways for breaking out of your comfort zone. Don’t waste a minute wishing you would have done this years ago. Celebrate where you are now. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll have moments of clarity that you’ll want to share with others. Hopefully, you won’t take it personally if the others are not quite ready to hear what you have to say. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The best thing to do when you feel that you are personally in a bit of trouble is to help another person out of trouble. All is resolved in generosity and love. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 17). Everything falls into place when you concern yourself with being a good friend. You’re nearly finished with a project, and by the end of January, it will be a feather in your cap. You’ll enjoy new closeness with loved ones in 2012. In March, you’ll build or better your business. April is your month to experience adventure. Capricorn and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 14, 3, 24 and 19.

Get Fuzzy

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It is astounding what occurs between people who profess to love each other. You’ll hear stories and take them as cautionary tales. You’ll avoid experiencing the kind of hardships you hear about. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a fine line between being bossy and taking charge of a situation to solve a problem. Bossy people infringe on the instincts and manners of others as they try to control things that are not their business. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A deal is coming together. You may be able to guide things along, but be careful not to get more involved than is necessary. What will occur naturally and without interference may very well be brilliant. CANCER (June 22-July 22). In the words of Charles M. Schulz’s loveable comic character Charlie Brown, “To get nowhere, follow the crowd.” You have something fresh and offbeat to offer the world, and you’ll start going places once you give it up. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll help someone be brave. You might invent a white lie or look very hard to find the bright silver lining in this person’s dark cloud. You’ll do what’s necessary and be of great comfort. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll acknowledge that something is bothering you and almost immediately discover something new you can do to move your life toward a more perfect situation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You won’t be content with contentment. It seems to you that if you’re going to put the work into making your life better, you should experience thrilling highs

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HOROSCOPE

by Chad Carpenter

Solution and tips at www.sudoku.com

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2011. There are 14 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conducted the first successful manned powered-airplane flights near Kitty Hawk, N.C., using their experimental craft, the Wright Flyer. On this date: In 1777, France recognized American independence. In 1830, South American patriot Simon Bolivar died in Colombia. In 1939, the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee was scuttled by its crew, ending the World War II Battle of the River Plate off Uruguay. In 1957, the United States successfully test-fired the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time. In 1975, Lynette Fromme was sentenced in Sacramento, Calif., to life in prison for her attempt on the life of President Gerald R. Ford. (She was paroled in Aug. 2009.) In 1979, in a case that aggravated racial tensions, Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance executive, was fatally injured after leading police on a chase with his motorcycle in Miami. (Four white police officers accused of beating McDuffie were later acquitted, sparking riots.) In 1981, members of the Red Brigades kidnapped Brig. Gen. James L. Dozier, the highest-ranking U.S. Army official in southern Europe, from his home in Verona, Italy. One year ago: President Barack Obama signed into law a huge, holiday-season tax bill extending cuts for all Americans, saluting a new spirit of political compromise as Republicans applauded and liberals seethed. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Armin MuellerStahl is 81. Actor George Lindsey is 76. Singer-actor Tommy Steele is 75. Rock singer-musician Art Neville is 74. Actor Bernard Hill is 67. Actor Ernie Hudson is 66. Comedian-actor Eugene Levy is 65. Actress Marilyn Hassett is 64. Actor Wes Studi is 64. Pop musician Jim Bonfanti is 63. Actor Joel Brooks is 62. Rock singer Paul Rodgers is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer Wanda Hutchinson is 60. Actor Bill Pullman is 58. Actor Barry Livingston is 58. Country singer Sharon White is 58. Rock musician Mike Mills is 53. Pop singer Sarah Dallin is 50. Country musician Tim Chewning is 49. Country singer Tracy Byrd is 45. Country musician Duane Propes is 45. Actor Sean Patrick Thomas is 41. Actress Claire Forlani is 40. Pop-rock musician Eddie Fisher is 38. Actress Sarah Paulson is 37. Actress Marissa Ribisi is 37. Actor Giovanni Ribisi is 37. Actress Milla Jovovich is 36. Singer Bree Sharp is 36. Actress Jennifer Carpenter is 32. Actress Shannon Woodward is 27. Actress Vanessa Zima is 25.

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$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 356-2999 DOLLAR-A-DAY NON-COMMERCIAL: Ad must run a minimum of 6 consecutive days. Ads over 15 words add 10¢ per word per day. COMMERCIAL RATE: $2 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional caps 10¢ per word per day. Centered bold heading: 9 pt. caps 40¢ per line, per day (2 lines maximum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once. DEADLINES: noon, one business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa and Mastercard credit cards and of course cash. There is a $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 356-2999; send a check or money order with ad copy to The Conway Daily Sun, P.O. Box 1940, North Conway, N.H. 03860, email ad to classified@conwaydailysun.com or stop in at our offi ces on Seavey Street in North Conway village. OTHER RATES: For information about the professional directory or classifi ed display ads call Jamie or Hannah at 356-2999.

Animals

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#1 A Petlovers Service Who Let The Dogs Out?

AUNTIE CINDY'S Albany Pet Care Center

DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP spaying and altering your dog or cat? 603-224-1361, before 2pm.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Kitties too! Pet sitters/ Pet taxi. Bonded and insured. Barbara Hogan. 383-9463. 6 new English Plott puppies, big ears. Very friendly, mellow, very colorful. Some blue ticks, some red ticks. Have been breeding this line for 15 years. Wormed, Vet checked & shots UTD. $250 for the boys, $300 for the girls. (207)935-4570. ADORABLE Pekingese pups. Real smart, easy to train $350 (603)487-2418. AKC German Shepard puppy, pick of the litter, extra large male, $850. Call (603)369-1168. AKC Yellow and Fox Red Lab pups. Ready to go. $500/firm. (603)539-5559. ANIMAL Rescue League of NHNorth has cats, kittens, dogs and puppies looking for a second chance. (603)447-5955 or visit online- conwayshelter.org ANIMAL Rescue League of NH-North is scheduling monthly low cost spay/ neuter clinics for both cats and dogs. Call (603)447-1830 for information and to schedule.

Affordable, Quality care for your "Kids". Stress free Grooming, Cage free Boarding and sandy Play Yards, Daycare. Open 6am-6pm. (603)447-5614.

Cats Only Neuter Clinic First Saturday of each month for low income families. Please call Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, between 10-3 Tues thru Friday 207-935-4358.

DOG 2x2 WEAVE POLLS- FRYEBURG

Class starts Saturday, January 21st. Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 for information.

DOG TRAINING CLASSES~ FRYEBURG

CFA Registered Maine Coon kittens. Vet checked, 1st shots, health guarantee. $400. All ready now. www.pinecoonmainecoons.com (207)693-4933.

For all ages and abilities. Pet Dog 101 or 102, Canine Good Citizen, Reactive Dog, Therapy Dog, Attention, Rally, Agility & much more! Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 for details.

COME & GO PET CARE

DOGGIE PLAYGROUP

For when you have to be away! (Sit and stay overnights also available). Connie Stanford MtnWanderer@gmail.com (603)733-8148. DACHSHUNDS puppies 8 weeks old, health and temperament guaranteed. All shots $450. (603)539-1603. DISABLED gentleman needs companion dog. Doctors orders! Prefer small, shots. Free. Walking. Fenced yard. (603)348-5317.

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.

From all of us at Telling Tails Training Center in Fryeburg. Thank you for another successful year. We look forward to seeing you and your dog in 2012. www.TellingTailsTraining.com. 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.

Labradoodle Puppies Ready to go Dec. 17th. $1200 heath certified. Non-shed hypoallergenic. For more info email: info@karlaspets.com.

ONE NIGHT DOG TRAINING CLASSES~ FRYEBURG

Low Cost Spay/ Neuter

Coming When Called- January 12th at 7pm. Loose-Leash Walking- January 19th at 7pm. Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 to register.

Cats & dogs Rozzie May Animal Alliance www.rozziemay.org 603-447-1373

PARAKEETS, $15/each, $25/both, FMI 752-3452.

PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY LEGACY PAINTING and Remodeling Where Quality Prevails. Interior/Exterior. Fully Insured. Reasonable Rates. Cell 662-9292 HANIBAL

Sunshine Yoga Community Alliance & Massage

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For your residential & light commercial needs • Plowing • Sanding • Roofs • Etc. Now quoting 2011-2012 winter season MC/VISA accepted

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Scott Richard, Conway 662-5760

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR ALL BRANDS

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Hurd Contractors

Damon’s Tree Removal

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Roofing MW Valley since 1984 North Conway 447-3011

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COUNTERS

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KARLA’S PET RENDEZVOUS

603-356-9255

EAST BRANCH TIMBERWORKS Tree Removal Bucket Truck

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Damon’s Snow Removal

RODD ROOFING

EE Computer Services

Interior/Exterior Painting. Insured/Affordable Free Estimates 603-662-4301

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DAVE GAGNE DRYWALL CO.

Home Repairs, Plaster & Ceiling Repairs, Drywall, Insulation, Int/Ext Painting, Texture Removal & Wallpaper Res.

603-986-5143 • 207-935-5030

Steven Gagne

MIKE’S PAINTING & REMODELING

603-447-3375

Specializing in int/ext painting, kitchen remodeling, tile & hardwood flooring

ELECTRIC

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Quality & Service Since 1976

Tim DiPietro RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL MASTER LIC, NH/ME/MA - INSURED

603-356-2248

207-625-7450

Commercial, Residential, Industrial

DUVAL ELECTRICAL Contractor

Animals

Autos

PET DOG TRAINING

TOO many cars- take one away this week! 2001 Subaru Forester 164K heated seats, moonroof, auto, silver, new tires $3950. No. Conway, Call (603)303-5525.

Golden Paws, LLC. Conveniently scheduled private lessons. John Brancato, KPA training. (603)224-0736 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 small mixed breed. See website for more details: www.mainelypuppies.com (207)539-1520.

PUPPY TRAINING CLASSES- FRYEBURG

Getting a puppy before the end of the year? We have Pet Dog 101 Class just for you. Classes starting in January. Go to www.TellingTailsTraining.com or call 207-642-3693 for information.

Announcement PELVIC/ Transvaginal Mesh? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and present time? If the patch required removal due to complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-535-5727.

ST. JUDE'S NOVENA

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker for miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day. By the eighth day your prayer will be answered. Say it for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised Thank you St. Jude. M.A.G.

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May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker for miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day. By the eighth day your prayer will be answered. Say it for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised Thank you St. Jude. L.M.T.

Auctions AUCTION- Dec 27th Tuesday 5pm- Huge Auction during vacation week at Gary Wallace Auctions in Ossipee NH- viewing starts at 2pm- Estate treasures, furniture, antiques, glass, China, items from many sources. Please attend- Gallery on Rt16 Ossipee- see www.wallaceauctions.com or call 603-539-5276 NH lic #2735.

Autos 1955 Chevy 4dr. Resasonable good shape, 350 2spd tran-automatic motor. Runs good, but knocks. $5000/obo. (207)625-8067, need to sell. 1996 GMC G3500 Van 6.5L die sel. Has 55,000 original miles. Runs like new, minimal rust on body only. Ready for inspection. Asking $2500/obo. (603)733-8355.

Conway Office 603-493-7527 Dave Duval

1997 Ford Ranger 4x4. Xtra cab, 4 doors, body great $2400. (603)733-9021.

Animal Rescue League of NH

1997 Subaru Impreza Outback wagon. 162,500 miles, standard runs great. Asking $900. (603)491-9143.

Generator Hookups New Homes Remodeling

Cats, Kittens, Dogs, Pups and Other Small Critters looking for a second chance.

603-447-5955

2001 Buick Regal. Strong motor, recent tires & brakes. Driven daily. $1250. (603)383-9057.

2005 Ford E250 cargo van, white, only 70k miles, new tires, runs great, professionally maintained. $9995. Call (603)356-3133, days. 2005 Jeep Wrangler 4x4, 41k miles, front & rear tow package. 450LB roof rack. Never use back seat & rag top. $11,500. (603)367-8206. HERMANSON!S AUTO WAREHOUSE, LTD Auto Sales & Repair Eastern Spaces Warehouse East Conway Road Hermansonsautowarehouse.com 05 Chevy Suburban, 4x4, V8b, auto, leather, 3rd row, slver $8,200 04 GMC Envoy, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, pewter .................................$7,500 04 Jeep Gr Cherokee, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver...........................$6,750 03 Chevy Trailblazer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, silver...........................$7,250 03 Chevy Trailblazer, 4x4, 6cyl, 3rd row, auto, blue ..............$6,450 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 Suburban, 4x4, V8, auto, 3rd row, white.............$6,900 02 Chevy Trailblazer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, black...........................$6,250 02 Dodge Grand Caravan, V6, auto,. Gold...........................$4,900 02, Ford Explorer, 4x4, 6cyl, auto, 3rd row, gold .......................$5,900 02 GMC Tahoe, 4x4, 3rd row, leather, silver.......................$6,900 02 GMC Yukon, 4x4, 8cyl, auto, pewter .................................$5,900 02 Nissan Xterra, 4x4, V6, auto, sliver....................................$6,900 02 Subaru Impreza Sport, auto, silver....................................$5,900 02 VW Passat SW, auto, 4cyl, black....................................$5,750 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 Subaru Outback, awd, 4 cyl, auto, black...........................$4,750 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 junk cars and trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. G.P. Auto is now buying junk vehicles at a fair price. We pay cash. (603)323-8080. PAY $250 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.

WE SPECIALIZE IN S UBARUS we buy used and junk Subaru’s for parts. We also repair and sell Subaru’s. Call Shawn’s Auto (603)539-3571.

Child Care 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.

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). (603)447-5115.


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Employment Wanted

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COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232

CHOCORUA 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, 1 car garage, no pets, no smoking. $1000/mo plus utilities. First and security. (978)283-5651.

EDELWEISS 3 bdrm, 1 bath on lake. Furnished, close to many ski resorts $850/mo. $850 deposit. (904)695-1412.

MADISON farmhouse- 2200sf, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, scenic 2 acres $1395/mo. 3 car barn and workshop $195/mo. skypilot2c@tampabay.rr.com (603)986-6555 Real Estate Agent.

TAMWORTH, 2 bdrm ranch house, 2 bath, nicely done, cathedral ceiling with garage. $900/mo. 1st & last month deposits & references required. (603)323-7497.

JACKSON- 180 degree views of Black and Mt. Washington from the deck of this high mountainside home. Just purchased and renovated and now available for ski season immediately through April 8th- Easter. Three bedrooms sleep six, eight with rollaway beds. Fully furnished, real fireplace, wood stove, washer/dryer and dishwasher, cable TV and wireless internet. $3950 for the season includes utilities and plowing. Can be seen at HomeAway.com listing # 945281or call 603-383-9318. References and cleaning/ security deposit required.

For Rent

CONWAY 2 BEDROOM Village apt. newly renovated. 1st floor, yard, includes heat and plowing, lease, security. No smoking or pets $725. (603)447-6033.

• 1 bdr cottage walking dis tance to Cranmore and the Village. Mostly furnished. No Pets/Smoke. $650/mo + util. • 3 bdr, 2 bath NEW CON STRUCTION home in NC Vil lage. Detached garage, plenty of space, and brand new. Fully applianced. No Pets/Smoke. $1,200/mo + util. • 3 bdr, 3 bath house in Con way. Fully furnished, spec tacular 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 ga rage + much more. $2,200/mo + 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. 6- bedroom farm house in Fryeburg available Jan. 1. Lots of nice space. $1400/mo incl. utilities. Respond w references to PO Box 535, Center Conway, NH 03813. BARTLETT 3 bedroom, 2 bath, immaculate Linderhof chalet. $1100/mo plus utilities. References. Dan Jones, ReMax Presidential (603)356-9444. BARTLETT- 2 bed, 1 ba $650 + utils, 1 yr lease, credit and refs a must. Call Jeana at Re/Max Presidential 603-356-9444 or jeana@mwvhomes.com. BROWNFIELD- 3 bedroom mobile home, large addition, 2 car garage with openers, jacuzzi. No smoking, $850/mo. (207)697-2128. 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. No smoking, pets considered. Bill Lydon, Coldwell Banker Wright Realty, references, credit check. 603-986-6247.

We have the rental property you are looking for! Look at our full page ad in the real estate section for listings.

CENTER CONWAY 2 BEDROOM APT. Convenient main St. location. Efficient propane heat & well insulated modern unit. Washer in unit/ Dryer hook up. Off street parking, plowing and trash removal. No dogs. $600/mo plus utilities. See photos on Craigslist.

603-236-9363 CENTER Conway Apt. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, w/d hookup. $600/mo plus utilities. (603)387-3571. CENTER Conway- 2 bdrm, 1 bath Saco Woods condo. Convenient to town. $700/mo. plus utilities. Email: amyb5677@yahoo.com.

CONWAY 1 BEDROOM 1st floor, $625/mo. Includes heat, plowing & trash. Security, lease, no smoking or pets (603)447-6033. CONWAY 2 bdrm mobile home. Walk to town. W/D, dishwasher, no pets, no smoking. $675/mo plus utilities. 1st, security & references. (603)367-9957. CONWAY 2 bedroom, 2 bath Conway Home. Woodstove, large yard. $900/mo +. Call (603)848-4189. CONWAY 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pet friendly, call Anne at (603)383-8000 or anne@fgpm.com. 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 tri-level like new townhouse on the Saco River. 2 bdrm 1.5 bath, lg family room, w/d & economical heat. Canoe included! $850/mo, 1 year lease, no smoking. Select RE, Bonnie Hayes (603)447-3813. CONWAY Village: 2 bedroom apartment with gas heat. Coin operated laundry room on premises. Absolutely no pets. One year lease with $25/mo discount for automatic rent deposit agreement. Rent is $650/mo. Security, references and credit check are required. Please call Richard at 603-452-8422.

10 year old home for rent, year round. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. One acre lot in Lake Ossipee Village, Freedom. No pets. $1000/mo plus utilities. Please call Kevin at (617)908-4085. FRYEBURG 2 bedroom, 1 bath apt. $700/mo, includes heat & hot water. Call Paul Wheeler Re/Max Presidential 603-356-9444 ext.206. FRYEBURG2 bedroom, 1st floor apt. $750. Security deposit, 6 month lease. Plowing included. Fryeburg Academy school system. (207)671-2578. FRYEBURG- 3 bedroom ranch with porch, close to town. $800/mo plus utilities. Non-smoker. (207)256-0077. 1 month free rent! Fryeburglovely 4 bedroom, 2 bath, a/c, w/d hook-up, deck, $1000/mo plus. No pets 207-935-3241.

HOUSE: Route 16A Intervale. Perfect ski house! Three bedroom, fireplace, hardwood floors, new windows and furnace, carport, 6/mo. lease, pet considered, non-smoking, $1000 plus utilities, security and first month, FMI 603-723-8722. INTERVALE 3 bdrm condo. Newly done over, walkout, small dogs accepted. No cats, no smokers. $699/mo plus utilities. (603)356-2203. INTERVALE private rooms: 1-2 beds, TV, fridge, Internet, utilities. Kitchen, phones, computers, laundry. $150-175/week (603)383-9779. INTERVALE- 2 bdrm, apt w/ office, lg. util. room, w/d hookup, deck/ mtn. views, no smoking/ dogs. $700/mo + util. References & security (603)383-4911.

CONWAY Village: Completely renovated, large 2 bedroom apartment with laundry room, and large storage area. Security deposit, references and credit check required. Gas heat. Absolutely no pets. One year lease, with $25/mo discount for automatic rent deposit agreement. Rent $675/mo with no utilities. Plowing included. Please call Richard at 603-452-8422.

INTERVALE- 2 plus bedroom, 2 bath, ranch. Full basement, $1000/mo plus utilities. References. Dan Jones, ReMax Presidential (603)356-9444.

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.

JACKSON Ready for snow! Tyrol 2 bedroom, 1 bath chalet, December thru April, $6500 + tax and utilities. Alex Drummond RE/MAX Presidential, 603-356-9444 x240.

CONWAY- 3 bedroom house. $1100/mo. FMI (603)986-8497. CONWAY- Large 1 bedroom $650/mo. Includes heat, hot water, plowing, trash. Deposit/ references required. (603)447-6612. CONWAY- newly renovated 2 bedroom home close to Conway village. Spacious back yard, new efficient heat & hot water system, w/d hook up. $775/mo plus utilites. Security deposit & 1st month rent. No smoking or pets. (603)986-5500. CONWAYRooms for rentFridge, microwave, wifi, cable, phone, $150$175/wk. (603)447-5366. Conway: living room, kitchen & 1 bdrm apt. Heat, plowing, trash removal included. $850/mo. (603)662-9292. COZY riverside 2 bdrm cottage. Sundeck, Rt.302w/16, Glen. $650/mo plus utilities. 781-724-7741. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, dining room, Denmark, ME. $700/mo plus. (207)890-1910.

INTERVALE: 2 bedroom, gas heat, garage for storage, w/d, $725/mo + utilities + security deposit. Call Dave (508)314-7699.

JACKSON- 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, $1200/mo. Call Margie at Remax 520-0718. JACKSON: NEWLY REDUCED 2 bdrm ranch style house. 1 bath, 1 small office, easy basement access. No pets, no smoking. References, sec dep., lease. $800/mo (603)466-5841. KEARSARGE 1 bedroom apt. with bath, kitchen & livingroom, in nice neighborhood $650/month with heat. No pets or smoking. Electric not included, 1 year lease with security deposit (603)986-9069.

MADISON Spacious 2 bedroom apt., close to Conway Village. Deck, no smoking/ pets, $675/mo plus utilities. 367-9270. 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- Sunny in-town 2 bdrm, 2nd flr. apt. No smoking or dogs. $550/mo. plus util. References & security. Available immediately. (603)383-4911. 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. NORTH Conway charming 2 be carriage house apt. $695/mo including heat. References & credit check. No pets. Dan Jones, ReMax Presidential (603)356-9444. 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: 1 bdrm apt.; can be office or both. Charming; new paint, carpet, window and heating system. Rt.16 above well established business; parking. $725/mo +. (603)630-5162. 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. 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.

LOOKING for roommate to share 12 room house in Fryeburg on Rt.302. Roommate gets the big master bedroom (17’x17’) with own access to house, kitchen and bathroom. Also dish Internet, power, heat, trash removal and storage all included. Big backyard, plenty of space. Need to see to appreciate. $575/mo. 207-256-8008.

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MADISON- Mountain view efficiency, private entrance, parking. Plowing included. $350/mo tenant pays all utilities. Available immediately. (401)578-1427.

TAMWORTH 2 bdrm. apt. avail. 12/1. $500/mo plus utilities. Propane monitor heat. No pets. (207)229-6749.

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TAMWORTH, NH studio apt. in private home, all new, only 5 years old. $685 with utilities. Call Steve at (781)910-3019. WASHINGTON Street Apts. Now available 1 bedroom, 2nd floor section 8, must be income eligible, 1 person annual $14,600, 2 people $16,650. Rent is 30 percent of adjusted monthly income including all utilities. For more info, call 1-800-850-3795, Lorraine. WASHINGTON Street Apts. Ya esta disponible 1 dormitorio, Seccion 2a planta 8, debe beincome elegible una persona anual de $14,600, 2 personas $16,650. La renta es del 30 por ciento del ingreso mensual ajustado incluyendo todas las utilidades. Para mas informacion, llame al 1-800-850-3795, Lorraine.

For Rent-Vacation AFFORDABLE getaway: Fryeburg log home, quiet acreage, furnished. Sleeps 8. Available Christmas week and beyond. $850 Weekly. Weekends or extended rental negotiable. 15 minutes to skiing and N. Conway attractions. (978)877-6493. CHOCORUA 2 bedroom house. Close to King Pine & Mt. Washington Valley. $700/wk. Also available weekends. (207)329-6433. CHOCORUA- Ski/ shop/ snowmobile: 3 cottage rentals with 2, 3 or 4 bdrms. A short drive to several ski areas, miles of x-country ski trails & snowmobile trails with connection to the State trail system from cottage. Available weekends, weekly or monthly. (603)323-8536. CHRISTMAS Week rentalCondo (North Conway). Sleeps 8- 3 bedrooms- 2.5 bathswoodstove, jacuzzi tub, w/d in unit- heated pool onsite- very spacious- $2,100/wk- call Leah 617-803-2424. CONWAY- 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, sleeps 8, fireplace, near 5 ski areas, available for weeks, weekends, or remainder of ski season. Reasonable. (401)284-0116. FRYEBURG, ME- Ready for ski season- Weekend or weekly rental. Beautiful 3 bedroom log home, 2 bath, fully furnished and applianced, gas fireplace, private paved road and driveway. Minutes to many major ski areas and tax free shops. (203)521-7607. INTERVALE4 bedrooms, 2 baths, stone fireplace, sleeps 2-6 $500 Fri, Sat, Sun. (561)381-5252. JACKSON Ready for snow! Tyrol 2 bedroom, 1 bath chalet, December thru April, $6500 + tax and utilities. Alex Drummond RE/MAX Presidential, 603-356-9444 x240. XMAS Vacation Week: 4 br/ 2 ba Adirondack style ski house on private acreage. Fully equipped & easy access to all skiing & valley attractions. FMI owner (603)387-2661.

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

For Rent-Commercial 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 sheiladuane@attitashrealty.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 pinkham@pinkhamrealestate.com

Broker interest. Or call Peter at Pinkham Real Estate 603-356-5425. 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. 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 10X17 Cabin needs some work $1500. (603)473-2582, (603)630-0199. 12,000 btu Haier Air Conditioner. Like new $150/obo. Moving, must sell (603)522-2132. 4 studded snow tires, P235/75/RX15, $200. Call (603)662-4090.

TWO OFFICES AVAILABLE OFFICE SPACE IN BERLIN Spacious second-floor corner office in downtown Berlin. Known as the Sheridan Building, this classic revival structure built in 1905 and renovated in the 1980s and 1990s is located next to City Hall. Ceilings are high and windows are plentiful in this corner which includes one large room, one medium sized, and a private bathroom. $450 a month, and includes heat. Second floor, corner office, two rooms with shared bathroom. $350.

For a video tour go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcX8mKIu01Q For more information call Mark 603-356-3456.


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by Abigail Van Buren

UNDERWEIGHT COLLEGE STUDENT CAN’T STOMACH DAD’S INSULTS

DEAR ABBY: I’m an 18-year-old male living on my own in an apartment not far from my parents’ home. They visit me often and take turns driving me to the local college because I don’t have a car. My parents tend to worry about me. I’m rather thin, but I eat healthy. My dad goes over the top with his concern about my weight and it is hurtful. He has called me a “cadaver” in front of friends. And when he drops me off after classes, he often says, “Now go eat something fattening!” I have tried to discuss how his repeated comments affect my self-confidence, but am always met with, “I’m your father. I have every right to be concerned.” Am I wrong to take offense at my dad’s brand of concern? Is there anything I can do to evade these hurtful comments? -- TWIG WITH FEELINGS DEAR TWIG: Your father’s attempt to “help” you by ridiculing you in front of your contemporaries is insensitive. The fact that he is your father does not entitle him to be cruel. If there is a student health center at your college, go there and talk to a medical professional about what is a healthy weight for your height and age, and whether any medical tests might be necessary to verify your health. If not, consult your family physician. This may provide the “proof” you need in discussions with your father. Some males fill out later than others. You should also ask your mother to point out to your dad that what he’s doing is counterproductive. Perhaps she can make him see the light. If that doesn’t work, arrange other transportation to and from school so you will be less dependent on your father.

DEAR ABBY: A friend and I were talking about how wimpy a lot of guys in our generation are. We’re both in our mid-20s and seldom meet guys who take charge. Several times we have met guys who said they’d call and set up a date. We know they’re interested because they have told our friends they’d like to date us again. But then they don’t call. Try as we might to give them chances to ask us out, they usually don’t. I know that traditional dating rules are often discarded, but I don’t want to be the aggressor. Their being “scared” isn’t an acceptable excuse, much less an attractive quality. Why do women so often have to do all the work nowadays or end up alone? -- PREFERS TRADITIONAL DEAR PREFERS TRADITIONAL: Women do not have to do ALL the work in a relationship or risk remaining single for life. But they do have to shoulder a lot more of the responsibility than a generation ago as a result of the women’s movement. (Yes, I know I’ll catch “heck” for saying it.) As women have become more independent and aggressive, the old rules of romance have started to disappear. Men aren’t stupid. Their view is, “If women are willing to do the courting, why should men do it?” The guys you’ve described aren’t wimps; their passivity hasn’t turned other women off. Sending you messages through your friends instead of being direct and following through on their promises to call is business as usual for them. While their behavior may seem immature, it has worked for them before. Don’t give up hope. There are men who are interested in old-fashioned romance, but they are fewer in number. Be patient, keep looking and you’ll find one.

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

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NEED Cash? Sell your stuff on Ebay. We do the work. You get cash! 10 years experience. ABCybersell (207)925-3135 Mike.

WHIRLPOOL dryer, 6 months old. Like new, computered. Too big for house. Paid $400, asking $250. (603)539-3774.

NEWMAC wood furnace, WB100E, used one season. Cost $3300 new, will sacrifice for $1795. Call Bob 356-3133 days. NINTENDO DS pink, 10 games, adapter, red black cushioned holder, extra stylus. $100/obo. (603)323-7178. PLAYSTATION 2 with 2 controllers, extra memory card, $50. (781)956-3775. Remeo GPS system w/ 3 programmable collars $500. Burton clash snowboard 147 w/ bindings $100. Fisher Mama Bear woodstove $700/obo. (603)374-2731, (603)986-7108. SKIS with boots Atomic 138 with bindings, Rossi boots size 7.5 Used once. $200. (781)956-3775. SNOWBLOWER- Ariens ST824 8hp, 32”, tuned last winter. $295. (603)662-9796. SNOWBOARD, Palmer Honeycomb 60” with Nidecker FR660 bindings and Burton bag. $600. (603)447-5107. SNOWBOARDS, Skis, snowshoes, helmets all sizes used. Burton, Forum, Nitro, Boots, Bindings- cheap. (603)356-5885. SPYDER GS suite. Red background, men’s small $150. (603)383-9396. STORM Windows: 1- 30.5x30.5, 11- 51.5x25.25, $10 each. Storm doors: 2- 80.5x31.5, $25 each. (603)986-2197. TAKING orders for Christmas wreaths, greens, kissing balls, candy canes and garland. LCR Landscaping, 18 Wildwood St., across from Colemans, Albany, NH. Tel: (603)348-1947. TED’S Discount- Warehouse prices on gloves, tarps, gifts, tools, hardwood bundles. Over 1000 knives. (603)539-8005. TELEVISION: 57” Hitachi rear projection TV; asking $300. Good picture, must pick up. 781-789-2546.

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2 Mec reloaders, 20 ga. and 28 ga. Complete with owner’s manuals. Call for details (603)476-2271, (508)243-0349.

ASHLEY wood burning stove, Model C60D $150. (603)356-7239.

DUNLOP 205/45 ZR17 run flat tires on BBS 4 lug rims. Like new. Can be seen in Conway. $1500 cash. (207)486-9353.

2- bar stools, high back, swivel, dark wood 24” high, perfect condition. $75 for both. 2- Firestone snow tires P225/70R15 100S. Used 18 weeks. $50 for both. (207)935-2366. 3 cord of firewood cut, split, delivered dry. $900 (603)730-2260. 50” HD TV like new $350. PS3 250gb, 10 games, 2 controllers almost new $300. State quarter sets; P&D mints gold & platinum sets unopened $250. All major credit cards accepted. (603)356-9982. 52" HD Mitsubishi projection TV on wheels. Works great $150. Call Jeff 662-6681. 75 gal aquariam fish tank with filter, glass cover, and light $100. (781)956-3775. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. AMERICAN Girl Doll clothes and accessories. Handmade, wide selection of styles $10-$20 per outfit. (603)356-2978. ARIENS snowblower ST 724 $450/obo. Husqvarna chainsaw $250/obo. (603)447-5091.

BEDROOM set: Bookcase headboard, chest of drawers, dresser w/ mirror, night table. Solid wood, walnut finish. $500/obo. (603)383-9396.

BIG TARP SALE TED’S DISCOUNT

6x8 $1.95, 10x12 $4.80, 12x16 $7.70, 10x20 $8.00, 20x30 $24.00, 20x40 $32.00. (603)539-8005.

CARROLL COUNTY OIL Cash discount, senior citizen discount, prompt deliveries, pre-buy programs. 539-8332.

CHRISTMAS TREES Davis Sugar House, 8 Dundee Rd., Jackson. Christmas Trees 5’-9’ $18-$45. Freshly cut, hand made wreaths. Daily hours 8am- 8pm 383-4656. CURTIS Sander, 1.75 Yard, runs and spreads great. Minor cosmetic issues, $500/obo 603-986-6010.

D&D OIL Fuel oil and Kerosene, great prices. Call (207)890-6616 or (207)935-3834, or visit: dndoil.com. DELTA Iron bed 1440 wood lathe. Like new, several chucks & high end turning tools $1200 (603)986-6995.

FIREWOOD and more $185/cord, Ossipee area. Clean, green. Portable saw mill, logging. Snowplowing Ossipee area. Honest, reliable, great reputation. (603)539-9550. FIREWOOD cut, spit and delivered. 16”, 18”, 20”, 22” $275/cord. 12”, 14” also available (603)356-5923. FIREWOOD for sale: Dry wood $225/cord. Green wood $150/cord. Call (603)986-3842 Ken. GARAGE doors, better prices, better doors, guaranteed. Starting @ $487. Installed. Call (603)356-6766. Alphaoverheaddoor.com 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. EXCHANGE or trade for Hand Guns of same value. Ruger M.77 Mark II bolt act. cal. 338 win; Wertherby 300 mag. bolt act. scope mts. camo.s; Rossielever act. case harden receiver. Oct. barrel. Copy of 1892 win. in 44.40 or 44 mag. Cowboy Special. All new in box (603)367-8589. HAY, horse hay $5/bale, mulch hay $2/bale. 383-8917.

For Sale Holiday Floor Model Sale

Super quality and price, friendly service. Free Frame with every bed. Sunset Interiors and Discount Mattress. (603)733-5268 or text/ call (603)986-6389 for selection. A good nights sleep is a great gift. HOLIDAY sale! Give the gift that keeps on opening. Garage door openers $295.00 Installed 356-6766. Alphaoverheaddoor.com HOMELIGHT Briggs & Stratton 5500 generator $400. (603)374-2731, (603)986-7108 HOT tub for sale 5 person softub, runs great $1300. Snowmobile helmets $25/each. Antique Arctic Cat snowmobile $230. Power Wheels Barbie Jeep $80. (207)452-2144. KENMORE Elite HE washer $250. Kenmore 400 series dryer $150. Leather furniture $150 to $200 each. Lawnmower $100. (603)452-5290

LYMANOIL.COM Now offering propane sales and service. Call or visit www.LymanOil.com Jesse E Lyman, North Conway (603)356-2411. MAGIC Chef stainless steel stove 6 burners, double oven, grille and broiler, LP gas $1200 (603)473-2582, (603)630-0199. PAULIN chainsaw 46cc 20 bar and chain $100 (603)473-2582, (603)630-0199.

Great Christmas gift for a little girl- Barbie 'Cruisin Tunes' Jeep. Brand New Condition. Call for details 986-1230. TRUMPET with case, used by grammar school student. $200. (603)383-9396.

WHITE snowblower, 9.5hp, 28” wide. Track machine. Good condition. $495. (603)539-5410.

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 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.

Free FREE removal of absolutely all unwanted metals. No matter how messy inside or outside. Immediate pickup. Please call 603-986-3842 Ken. G.P. Auto is now buying junk vehicles at a fair price. We pay cash. (603)323-8080. HAMMOND Spinet L Organ. Everything works. North Conway (603)662-6571. HIGHEST cash price paid for your junk cars, farm equipment and scrap metal. Free removal, no job too big. (207)393-7318. PAY $250 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. T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.

Help Wanted

TV Cabinet, wood, antique red, good condition, folding doors, holds TV up to 34” wide. Has shelves and storage 60”t, 36”w, 25”d. $150. JVC 33” TV with remote, great working condition, fits in cabinet $80. Tamworth (603)387-5911.

DEDE’S Cleaning Service is seeking part-time help in the Wolfeboro area. Evening hours, M-F, $10/hr. Background check must have own transportation. Experience preferred. (603)798-3315, leave message.

WATERBED mattress- Pleasant Rest, brand new, queen size, with heater and fill kit. $75/obo. Fryeburg, 207-215-3560.

AVON: Earnings great! No door to door necessary. Choose your own hours. For information call 323-7361.

Hampton Inn & Suites Waterpark Supervisor

Full time year round position in our indoor waterpark. Responsible, accountable, mature individual with supervisory and guest services experience preferred but we are willing to train the right person. Duties include waterpark staff supervision, scheduling, water sample testing, cleaning, and training protocol. Good people skills required as this is a high guest impact/guest interactive position. Mornings, nights, and weekend hours required. Benefits package available.

For more info, stop by our front desk to apply or call Patrick at (603)733-3023

RESTAURANT MANAGER North Conway CC (est) 1895 seeks proposal to lease 100+ seat restaurant & beverage cart. 250 member base plus good public following, private parking, great views. Call to schedule an interview and to view facility. Submit resume to: Donna Kennedy North Conway Country Club PO Box 555, North Conway, NH 03860-0555 Fax: 603-356-8638 • E-Mail: northconwaycc@myfairpoint.net


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WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?? Join our dedicated staff of highly trained professionals. Offering an excellent benefit package and competitive salary, the Carroll County Complex located in Ossipee, New Hampshire is currently accepting applications for the following positions.

MOUNTAIN VIEW COMMUNITY Dietary- Per Diem Cook Experience in institutional cooking preferred. Send resume and references to: Robin Reade, Human Resources Director Carroll County, PO Box 152, Ossipee NH 03864 Tel: 603-539-1721 Fax: 603-539-4287 rreade@carrollcountynh.net EOE

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A Better Life Snowmobile Tours & Rentals- Now hiring FT/ PT Tour Guides & FT Office Personnel. Dependable transportation & weekends are a must. GuidesMechanical ability, clean driving record & excellent people skills required. This position can be physically demanding. No experience necessary, willing to train the right person. Office- Excellent organizational, communication & multi-tasking skills required. Heavy phone & in person, customer contact. Computer & cash register experience preferred. Contact Rick @ 603-374-0952.

BARTLETT Jackson Transfer Station has an opening for an on call transfer station attendant. This job generally requires that you have the ability to do heavy physical labor, the ability to work outdoors, work with the public and do basic math. Applications may be picked up at the Bartlett Selectmen’s Office, 56 Town Hall Road, Intervale, NH between the hours of 8am-1pm, Monday- Thursday. EOE.

St. Judes - $5

HOUSEKEEPERS FT & PT YEAR ROUND

Interviewing for year round position in a high end, quiet, adult Inn. Experience and references required. We enjoy a small, efficient, reliable staff. Apply in person at the Snowflake Inn, Jackson Village.

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WESTERN MAINE TIMBERLANDS

BLUEBERRY MUFFIN RESTAURANT

has an immediate opening

Class A Truck Driver Minimum 3 years exp. Must have clean driving record. Pay to commensurate with experience

Please call 207-925-1138 NEW SALON IN OSSIPEE VALLEY AREA

Ole Hitching Post Beauty and Floral Design is seeking an experienced Hairstylist that is interested in a booth rental position. Full or part time available. Call or stop by (603)539-6006 ask for Suzanne.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package! Please check our website for specific details on each position. Controller- Full Time. Min 5yrs experience, CPA Clinical Applications Support Specialist- Full Time. RN with IT exp. LNA- Merriman House, Full Time and Per Diem. RN- Operating Room, Full Time + Call Director- Surgical Services, Full Time. RN with Management Skills. 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

Town of Eaton Board of Selectmen Town Administrator The small and beautiful Town of Eaton is looking for a Town Administrator. This position is the principal liaison and support person for the three member Board of Selectmen. The position is part time, approximately 25 hrs per week with regular evening meetings. Accounting, computer skills and experience of municipal government is required together with proficiency in oral and written communications. Salary and benefits dependent on qualifications. Email resume to eatonth@roadrunner.com with “Eaton Town Administrator” in the subject line. Closing date for applications is December 31st.

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Waitress Weekends and holidays a must. Please apply between 12-2pm.

HOTEL POSITIONS AVAILABLE!

Front Desk Agent/ Room Attendant/ Banquet Server/ Accounting Clerk. Management Opportunities: Front Desk Mgr/ Restaurant Mgr/ Sales Mgr/ Food & Beverage Mgr/ HR Mgr. Great wages, benefits and work environment- employee meals provided on site! Must be flexible to work weekends and holidays. Apply at North Conway Grand Hotel, Route 16 Settlers Green, North Conway or www.newporthotelgroup.com. HOUSEKEEPERS, Floor Techs & Laundry Aids wanted for Nursing home. Competitive wages and benefits. Apply in person at Mineral Springs of North Conway. 1251 White Mt. Hwy., North Conway, NH 03860. MAGGIO Hair studio seeks booth renter. Call or stop by for details, 85 Main St, Conway, (603)447-2553. MUSEUM Store Attendant, part time- year round. Highly visible position requires exceptional customer service skills, attention to detail, multitasking, ability to work independently as well as working knowledge of Quickbooks P.O.S. or PRO. Available Saturdays a must. Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth NH 603-323-7591. Contact Linda Jones. PART time Office/ Front Desk person, must be dependable reliable, with customer service experience. Hours are Mon-Thurs 3-9pm plus. Occasional weekend. Please send resume to: Office/ Front Desk, PO Box 1940, North Conway, NH 03860.

PROFESSIONAL CLEANING PERSON

Special attention to detail. Looking for Friday’s only. References will be checked, bonded. Great hourly salary. Non-smoker (603)356-9897. PT Merchandiser Needed. Flex hours. Contact Coleen Walker SPAR group, Inc. (339)545-5053 cwalker@sparinc.com. SEARS of North Conway- Now hiring full or part time for sales plus. Send resume to: PO Box 835, North Conway, 03860. SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST: Duties will include but not be limited to, answering phones, greeting customers, data entry, purchasing, filing, copying and general office duties. Applicant must be proficient in MS Word and Excel. We provide fully paid health insurance for the employee and offer 7 paid holidays with 1 week vacation after 1 year. Apply in person only at Tee Enterprises, 71 Hobbs Street in Conway. SMALL Connections licensed Childcare is changing and growing. We are looking to add just the right people to enjoy and teach our small group of active learners. We are accepting letters of interest and/ or resumes at this time for a Part time associate level position (minimum of 9 ECE credits needed). Hours to be determined. Please send letters of interest/ resumes to: Barbara Duchesne, 40 Linden Road, North Conway, NH 03860. Call for more information or to answer any questions at (603)447-3290.


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TUTOR- Math (specializing in Algebra). Reasonable rates. Lilian (603)662-3810.

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

HYPNOSIS for habit change, stress, regression. Michael Hathaway, DCH, certified hypnotherapist. Madison 367-8851. www.whitemountainhypnosiscenter.com.

Year Round Position Midweek & Weekend Avail.

Family Entertainment Center is looking for a part-time customer service oriented individual. Must be able to work weekends and evenings. Perfect for a student. Apply in person. Ask for Maria. 1672 White Mtn Hwy, Rt16. (603)356-5655.

WINTER/ FALL RUSH Permanent and holiday season help. Start immediately. Due to fall/ holiday season our company is experiencing a massive product demand opening various positions in all departments and must be filled this week. No experience required. Must be at least 18. Positions available: Customer Service/ set up and display/ appointment setting/ sales and marketing. Call today for immediate interview (603)822-0219. Or text anytime (603)930-8450.

Home Improvements 1 CALL DOES IT ALL

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

Lost REWARD- Lost- between Home Depot and Settlers’ Green. Leatherman- Sentimental value, 12/8 pm. (207)925-3242

Mobile Homes AUCTION 14’x66’ 3 bedroom mobile home, Tamworth Pines Cooperative, Inc. Lot 42, 1701 WM Hwy (Rt16), Tamworth, NH Saturday December 17, 2011. 2pm. Starting bid $5900, $1000 deposit required to bid. For info, contact Tom Troon, Auctioneer, NH #2320. PO Box 1457, Conway NH 03818 (603)447-8808.

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

TWO homes to choose from in central North Conway park. New 2012 model Skyline, 14x72, two bedroom, 2 bath, workshop/ shed, gas heat, big lot $49,900. 1994 Astro, 14x56, two bedroom, 1 bath, washer dryer, new appliances, new furnace, new roof, new hot water heater $24,900. Both homes ready to be lived in! No dogs. Financing available, affordable living right in North Conway. Walk to shops, outlets, trails, river. Call 603-986-3991.

GRANITE COUNTERS

Motorcycles

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

2010 Dyna FXD. Black, 677 miles, $9500. (603)662-2813.

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

Home Works Remodelers

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.

J.C. HURD BUILDERS Custom homes & additions. (207)925-6127, (207)721-0875. Fully insured. No substitution for quality.

STREETER BUILDING & REMODELING

Siding, Decks, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, garages. Insured 603-662-9934.

Instruction GRANITE State Statistical Consulting & Tutoring. Get ready for midterm & final exams! Quality math tutoring service from pre-algebra through AP Calculus. $14/hr. FMI contact Phil- info@gssc.vpweb.com (603)953-3673 http://gssc.vpweb.com. GUITAR or bass lessons with Ben White 330-221-2781. Voice or beginning piano with Sarah White (330)221-2038 (North Conway).

Horseback Riding Lessons

Riding lessons located in Conway. Christmas packages available. Call Shannon for more info. (603)662-2981.

Learn Tax Preparation Three licenses for online tax courses for sale. The first license gains you access to the online 2011 Comprehensive Income Tax Course which covers the basic tax prep of individual taxes including self-employment income, retirement plans, itemized deductions, employee business expenses and much more. The other two licenses gain you access to the 2011 Small business Tax Course which covers Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations, Employment Taxes, etc. Cost per license is $250. FMI call (603)447-2220.

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(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.

Personals SWM 36 Metal head, Punk Rock Artist heavily tattooed, looking for pretty SWF 21-36 who likes to party, has some kind of income; wants to go to museums; dance to the Magick Lovecraft and Aleister Crowley. Write: Danny, PO Box 2184, North Conway, NH 03860.

Real Estate CONWAY Saco Woods 2 br. 2nd. fl. condo. New paint, carpet. $80,000. L. Davis, Broker/ Owner 919-259-0166. CTR Conway- 1984 Commodore- Mountain Vale (55 or older community). Includes w/d, full tank of fuel and propane. 5 year old furnace. New roof. $18000/obo. (603)449-3435. FRYEBURG two- 3 br. mobile homes on 1.7 acres. $90,000. L. Davis Broker, Owner 919-259-0166.

NEED MORE RENTERS FOR YOUR VACATION PROPERTY? Call Kirk @ Leisure Properties (603)305-1052 LeisurePropertiesNH@gmail.com

Real Estate, Wanted LOOKING for a seasonal rental on Lovewell Pond, Fryeburg Maine. May through Oct. 207-890-2880 lamc325@yahoo.com

Roommate Wanted INTERVALE- 2 bdrm, apartment, seasonal okay. Unfurnished, must like pets. $400/mo + utilities. FMI (719)314-8105. ROOM for rent Madison, private bath, newly renovated, shared new kitchen, all utilities included. No smoking. Nice house, area. Professional woman preferred. $500/mo. 603-387-6354 SHARE single family home, nice neighborhood, nice home. Near the Kancamagus Highway $80/week. (603)986-0521.

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. BILL B and Son Building/ Remodeling. 30 years experience. All your improvement needs. Insured. Call Bill Bochicchio (603)301-1236, (603)397-2284.

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! Amen Tube & Tile refinishing. Tub & tile refinishing $275 special (603)356-9982 www.amen777.com.

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

LEARN how to invest in local real estate. Free, full length, online course offered by pinkham@pinkhamrealestate.com Tel: (603)356-5425. NO. Conway Timeshare. Unique opportunity at the Stonehurst. 1/10th ownership share, 5 full weeks in this great 3 bedroom 2.5 bath condo. Sleeps 10+ comfortably. Close to all valley activities yet very private location with pool and tennis court available. Walk to great restaurant at the Stonehurst Manor. Fully furnished and equipped. Call 781-603-8048 for details. Asking $12,000. SACO Woods: First floor condo unit for sale. Asking $89,000. Email: jsm4461@gmail.com for more info.

Real Estate, Commercial CREDIT RATED- tenant (3 Net) commercial property for sale or trade. 207-754-1047

KEN'S PLOWING Affordable rates. Ossipee & Madison area. (603)733-7751.

OSSIPEE AREA Trash Removal; Brush, demo, debris. Demo of old structures and real estate clean outs. (603)730-2590 PERSONAL care assistant, respite care, full-time, part-time days, nights, and fill-in. 25 years experience. 207-807-1011.

PLOWING & SANDING I have room for a few more driveways on my route in the Conway area. Reliable & over 40 years in the business. Sanding now available also. Call for free estimate. (603)662-6062.

PROCLEAN SERVICES Fall cleaning, windows, carpets, rental cleaning, condos, janitorial services, commercial, residential. Insured. (603)356-6098.

Property Maintenance Snow removal, plowing, shoveling. Interior, exterior maintenance & renovations, property checks. Serving the Bartlett/ Glen area. A licensed & insured contractor since 1993. Carr Contracting. 603-383-4334.

“QUALITY” CLEANING Local family business. Office store, home, camp. Great references. John’s Cleaning. (207)393-7285.

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.

VIDEO TO DVD All formats. Local- quick turnaround. (603)356-6274.

WET BASEMENTS, cracked walls, buckling wall? Straighten with no digging, 603-356-4759 rwnpropertyservices.com.

Situation Wanted IN-HOME 24 HR HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Flexible hours, excellent references. 16 plus yrs experience. FMI call (603)986-4891.

Snowmobiles 2004 Polaris Classic Snowmachine, 550 miles, excellent condition $2500. (603)374-2731, (603)986-7108.

Snowmobiles

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SERVICE AND REPAIRS

BOOKS puchased; AMC Guides, White Mountains, regional town state histories, others. Cash paid now (603)348-7766.

Need to get your snow machines ready for winter at a great price? Also buying and selling used sleds. Serving the area for 6 years. Richard (207)890-3721, anytime. SNOWMOBILE repair & service. Ethanol solutions carb/ throttle body cleaning, clutch work, chaincase service, power valve cleaning. After market mods available/ installed, call us with your sled troubles, pick up & delivery. Kevin (603)662-2486. bustedbogie@gmail.com.

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. BROWNFIELD Self Storage. 10x10, 10x15, 10x20,10x30. Prepay 6 months- 7th month free! Call for prices. (207)625-8390. 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.

FREE UHAUL TRUCK With move in. Climate Control Storage available. 5x5s all the way up to 10x30s for all your storage needs. Visit East Conway Self Storage 819 East Conway Road. (603)356-8493. FREEDOM Storage. 5x5, 5x10, 10X10, 10X20, 20X25. We rent for less, Rte. 25. 603-651-7476.

GLEN WAREHOUSE Storage, household, autos, motorcycles, RVs, snowmobiles. Discounted Penske Truck rentals (603)383-6665 www.valleyauto.us JB Self Storage- Rt5 Lovell, 10x20, 10x24, 10x30, secure, dry, 24 hr access. (207)925-3045. 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.

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

Wanted $250 & up for unwanted cars & trucks. Call Ricker Auto Salvage (603)323-7363.

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

ELDERCARE- Personal Care pro vided in the comfort of your own home. Excellent references. Amanda (603)986-7346. EXPERIENCED, affordable cleaner. Flexible hours, rates starting at $15/hour, references available upon request. Katie (603)733-8339.

PLOWING/ R OOF SHOVELING Great pricing. Ct. Conway, Conway, North Conway, Interval areas. Call Tom! (603)662-6373.

CHRISTMAS cash; AMC Guides, White Mountains, regional town state histories, sets. Other nonfiction purchased (603)348-7766.

Find birds and fish and four-legged friends to love in our classified section.

Daily Sun CLASSIFIEDS

SEEKING Person familiar with electronics such as condensers, resisters, vacuum tubes, amplifiers, etc. Contact Howard Dearborn, PO Box 310, Fryeburg, ME 04037. WANTED used skis & snowboards for trade in on new gear. Call Boarder Patrol (603)356-5885.

Wanted To Buy CASH for antiques, gold, silver, coins, furniture, etc. Conway Village Pawn, 150 Main St. Conway, (603)447-2255.

EAST COAST ART & ANTIQUE BUYERS Art, collections, furnishings, books, etc. Professional, discrete. Marc (603)986-8235.

GOLD OVER $1,700/0Z.! WE BUY DIAMONDS, GOLD, SILVER, COINS,

Platinum, Jewelry, Watches & Antiques. Free estimates. North Country Fair Jewelers. Established 1969. 2448 Main St., North Conway (603)356-5819. LOOKING for trains, cars, boats, planes, teddy bears, thimbles, stamps. Hartmann Museum. Roger (603)356-9922 www.hartmannrr.com.

NEED CASH? We buy gold and silver, jewelry, flatware and coins! Conway Gold Buyers, Rt 16, 2 miles below Conway Village, (603)447-3422. WANT to Purchase Wildcat Ski Gondola and/ or Cranmore Ski-mobile in reasonable condition. Please call Al at 603-534-0993.

Yard Sale INDOOR yard sale Saturday 9-2pm. Hundreds of items. Cross Road, Madison, between Route 41 & Ossipee Lake Road. Gray warehouse (603)539-7054.


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crestautoworld.com Crest Auto World introduces Preferred Owner Rewards 5% Reward on Purchases at Crest No Sign-up Fee! The lively crowd enjoys the live auction at Tuxes and Tails 2011.

Animal Rescue League of NH-North raises over $35,000 at Tuxes and Tails BARTLETT — The Animal Rescue League of NH-North held the third Annual Tuxes and Tails auction, dinner and dance at the Grand Summit at Attitash in Bartlett, Saturday, Nov. 19. Attendees were dressed in their finest and the conference center has never been more beautiful thanks to the craft of Carrie Scribner from Dutch Bloemen Winkel. Auctioneer Steve Schofield always keeps the evening entertaining and full of surprises. Both silent and live auctions saw much bidding activity, and auction items this year included the opportunity to immortalize your pet in best-selling author Lisa Gardner’s 2013 novel; a romantic stay for two at the Notchland Inn and a Flower Arranging Class from Dutch Bloemen Winkel, just to name a few. Many supporters came forward to support the fund-a-need por-

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tion of the event, raising $26,000 for that project alone. The total net raised from the evening was nearly $36,000, all to help the animals in the shelter’s care. A huge thank you to event sponsors Dutch Bloemen Winkel, Hannaford and Grandy Oats, as well as all volunteers, auction item donors and event attendees. The Animal Rescue League of NHNorth is a non-profit, all-inclusive animal resource center dedicated to the human/animal bond — encouraging it through animal adoption and education, Protecting it when threatened by violence, disaster or emergency, and Respecting it when broken by death. For information on donating, volunteering or adopting, visit the shelter online at conwayshelter.org or call (603) 447-5955. The shelter is located at 223 East Main Street in Conway.

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Paintings created by Lovell artist Roger Williams, like the one above, are on display at the Oxford House.

Lovell Artists work on display at Oxford House

FRYEBURG — On display at the Oxford House are 21 paintings created by Lovell artist Roger Williams. The paintings depict many scenes of Lovell, including several of Eastman Hill. Especially noteworthy are several animal paintings of workhorses as they plowed Williams’ field several years ago. Also on display are several paintings from a recent trip to Santa Fe, N.M., of the Rio Grande. Williams moved to Lovell, Maine in 1975 from Ohio. Throughout his adult life, he was an advertising man, working as an art director for McCannErickson in Pittsburgh on the Westinghouse account and in Ohio for Howard Swink. In Maine, he owned his own agency for 23 years, and retired in 2002 to concentrate on fine art. Preferring oils, he also works in watercolor, and sculpts in wood and stone. His most renowned painting is of Admiral Arleigh Burke, which hangs in the wardroom of the USS Arleigh Burke, DDG-51, the first of a class of Aegis destroyers, built by Bath Iron Works. Williams lives in Lovell with his wife, Jane and their two Weimaraners, Winslow and Chanel. Between the two of them, Roger and Jane have 10 children and 23 grandchildren to date. To view Roger’s art, go to www.rogerwilliamsfineart.com The Oxford House Inn was built in 1913 for Charles and Blanche Fox as a private residence by renowned Portland architect John Calvin Stevens. In 1985, the building was turned into a restaurant and four room inn. In September of 2007, The Oxford House Inn changed ownership to Jonathan and Natalie Spak. Jonathan Spak has a degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and has extensive experience as a chef for over 15 years. For more information visit www.oxfordhouseinn.com.

Local artist paints book jacket JACKSON — Local artist Kathy Speight Kraynak of Jackson, has painted the cover of a new novel, “The Dam Committee,” published by Maine’s North Country Press. Kraynak’s colorful cover depicts the quaint fictitious village of Belfry, Maine, the setting of the comic crime caper written by retired Colby College dean Earl Smith. The softcover book, published by North Country Press, $15.95, is available from local bookstores, online

Kathy Speight Kraynak of Jackson, painted this cover for the new novel, "The Dam Committee."

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes

“A Welcoming Congregation”

Sunday, December 18: “Not Quite Solstice. Not Quite Hanukkah. Not Quite Christmas.” Come Anyway! Rev. Mary Edes

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

Mt. Washington Valley Jewish Community 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

SERMON: “GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS DAY” WORSHIP & Sunday School 10am • NURSERY CARE

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

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

Our Lady of the Mountains Roman Catholic Church MASS SCHEDULE Weekday: Wednesday-Friday 8:30 a.m.

Rosary after Mass Adoration every Friday after Mass

Weekend: Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation: 3:15-4:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Days: Please call for current schedule

Church Location

2905 White Mtn. Hwy. North Conway, NH

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

Christmas Cantata

“A Thrill of Hope” by Joel Raney

Organist: Floyd W. Corson Choral Director: Richard P. Goss III

603-356-2535 ourladyofthemountainsnh.org

bartlettchurch.net Bartlett Union Congregational Church Albany Ave/Bear Notch at US 302 Phone: 603-374-2795

SUNDAY, DEC. 18 Special Music by Violinist Sandy Hatch, The Choir & Organist Ellen Hayes. 6:00 PM - Presentation of Zimbabwe by Rev. Andy. Followed by refreshments.

Everyone Welcome! 10 a.m. Worship and Children Activities

Sunday, December 18: Preacher Steve Wright 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

2521 Main St., No. Conway • 356-2324 churchoffice@firstchurchnc.com

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: “A Servant’s Song” This week’s readings include:

1 Samuel 2:1-10; Luke 1:26-56 132 Main Street, Conway, NH 03818 603-447-3851• www.thebrownchurch.org

The Valley Christian Church A Bible Based Church

Candlelit Service Christmas Eve 4:30 All Are Welcome!

SUNDAYS

10:00 am- Morning Worship Jr Church after praise & worship Nursery available

MONDAY NIGHTS

Men’s & Women’s Bible Study 6:30 pm.

Come join us as we worship Jesus the Christ! 230 E. Conway Rd. Located in front of Abbott’s Dairy 603-356-2730 • www.vcc4jesus.org Interim Pastor John Leonard


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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

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

Baha’i Faith

The purpose for which mortal men have, from utter nothingness, stepped into the realm of being, is that they may work for the betterment of the world and live together in concord and harmony. - Baha’u’llah

1-800-22-UNITE, (207)935-1005, (603)447-5654

CHATHAM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Route 113B, Chatham, NH

Candlelight Service

Saturday, Dec. 18th at 7pm Rev. Donald Derse

TAM W ORTH C ON GRE GATION AL C H URC H

(207)935-3348

W eekly Sun day W orship at6 pm Su n d ay,D ecem ber 18th Live N ativity at5:30 pm at Rem ick M u seu m follow ed by Carolin g atthe Chu rch

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

First Baptist Church Sunday Services

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

Since 1879 at 12 Oxford St. (behind Norway Savings Bank) 207-935-3413 • FryeburgNewChurch.org 9:00 am Sunday School • 10:00 am Family Worship (free child care provided)

“All people who live good lives, no matter what their religion, have a place in Heaven.” - Emanuel Swedenborg

Pastor: Rev. Sage Currie Choir Director: Greg Huang-Dale • Organist: Jed Wilson

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

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

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

Sunday Worship 8am and 10am Child care available at 10am

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

Join us for Advent

— Independent, Fundamental —

An open and inclusive community • Handicap accessible

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

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

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

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

Meets each Sunday at 10:00 am

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

15 Washington St, Conway, NH (The Echo Building)

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

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River Church Christmas Eve Service 6-7pm Sunday Celebration Service 10am

Tuesday, Dec. 20: 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

Faith Bible Church

Holy Epiphany Liberal Catholic Church

The Children’s Christmas Pageant ~ 10am

85 PLEASANT STREET, CONWAY • 447-2404

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

Independent * Non-Denominational

207-935-3129

10 am Children’s Christmas Pageant See “Boomer” a miniature horse

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

All Are Welcome!

Fryeburg, Maine

CHOCORUA COMMUNITY CHURCH

“You Are Welcome!”

678 Whittier Rd. (Old Rte. 25) Tamworth 323-8515

Please join us!

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

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

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


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Trip to Gift of Lights park in Loudon Dec. 29 In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is just around the corner and once again the day is approaching must faster than I ever expected. This year I was finally able to convince my family to limit the Christmas gift exchange. In my case that means presents for family members 21 and under; with the exception of my husband of course. You see, despite his age, my husband still suffers from what I call the “Peter Pan” syndrome. When I asked him what he’d like for Christmas, his response was quick, brief and to the point — Toys! Have a wonderful Christmas. Since the 12 days of Christmas begin on Dec. 26 you might want to check the calendar of events to see what fun activities Jill has planned. On Dec. 29 the van will be heading to Loudon to view the Gift of Lights park display followed by Dinner at T-Bones. All proceed from this event go to Speedway Children’s Charities, an organization that cares for children in educational, financial, social and medical need. On Friday, Dec. 30 you might join us for a New Year’s Eve luncheon. At 12:30 p.m. that same day there will be a New Year’s Eve Party in the activity room with space for dancing and light snacks. Cost

is $3 for the party. There’s a trip to Wentworth on Jan. 9, to view the ice sculptures and enjoy a buffet. These are just some of the events taking place over the next few weeks so we hope you can take part in the fun. May this Christmas be blessed with peace and harmony for you, your families and friends. Monday, Dec. 19: Chair exercise class begins at 10 a.m. in the activity room. Santa Gift Exchange & Carols begin at 11 a.m. in the dining room. Becca sings carols after lunch. The Met art video tours with Carl Owen begin at 12:30 p.m. in the activity room. Tuesday, Dec. 20: Lunch will be served at noon at our Silver Lake meal site. Melcher & Prescott will offer their Medicare programs at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the activity room. A Christmas Scone Tea begins at 2:30 p.m. by the fireplace in the dining room. Please call to make a reservation; call 356-3231. Wednesday, Dec. 21: Wii games are available 1030-11:30 am. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the pool room. Game day begins at 12:30 p.m. in the activity room. Children’s Caroling begins at 12:30 p.m. in the activity. Thursday, Dec. 22: Chair exer-

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cise begins at 10:30 a.m. Medicare Counseling is available from noon to 1 in the dining room. Ed Asner’s “The Gathering” will play in the activity room at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23: A fleece craft bee will start at 12:30 p.m. in the activity room. Monday, Dec. 26: Gibson will be closed in celebration of the Christmas holiday. Upcoming Programs Blood Pressure Clinics: on the last Wednesday of each month from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the second Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. VNS foot checks are also available on the second Tuesdays. One on One Computer Labs: on the first and third Thursday of each month. Call 356-3231 to reserve a spot. Fleece craft bees will be held on Fridays after lunch. Christmas Teas : Scones and tea will be offered Dec. 20 at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $5. Children’s Christmas carols on Wednesday, Dec. 21 after lunch. New Year’s Eve Party: Friday, Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m. There will be space for dancing and light snacks Cost is $3. see GIBSON page 50

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Vaughan Community Services, Inc. would like to thank the following for helping us to raise over $2,000 and a lot of community awareness for the Food Pantry during the recent Bowls for Hunger event. Sandy Hall & The Kennett High School Art Department, Job Prep And Teachers Mary Ann Dunfey And Daiva Hampton, Jags Program, Student Council And Advisor Barbara Waters; Kennett Middle School; The Artery; Essences Of Art For 300+ Bowls! Amazing! SOUP & BREAD: Hannaford’s • Muddy Moose Mineral Springs • McGraths • Rafferty’s • Horsefeathers The Homestead • The Moat • Red Parka Pub • Big Dave’s Conway Café • Black Cap Grille • Redstone Variety Leavitt’s Bakery • Old Village Bakery • Delaney’s • Shaw’s Thank you to the North Conway Congregational Church for home made cookies! AND Special thank you to Northway Bank for sponsoring the event and to Leone, McDonnell & Roberts for their support.

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Winnifred Pearl (Hiersche) Kiesman

Winnifred Pearl (Hiersche) Kiesman, 91, of East Fryeburg, Maine, passed away peacefully Dec. 15, 2011. Winnie was born on Sept. 14, 1920 in Ludlow, Mass., the daughter of the late Albert D. and Pearl (Goodell) Hiersche. She was a graduate of Ludlow High School. Before marriage she was a bookkeeper and proof reader at the stationery/print shop, A. H. Bartlett Co., in Ludlow, Mass. On May 23, 1944 she married Laurence “Larry” Kiesman of Fryeburg, Maine. Larry was in the Air Force during World War II, and Winnie accompanied him during his next 24 years of military service, except for the one year he spent in Thailand during the Vietnam War. She spent that year with their two children in Springfield, Mass., to be near her parents. Winnie was a homemaker after marriage, living the life of a military wife and mother. She had many homes during that time. They lived in: Lawrenceville, Ill.; Austin, Texas; Tacoma, Wash.; San Angelo, Texas; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Aurora, Colo.; Anchorage, Alaska, where they drove up and back with their two children, then a son 6 years old and a daughter 2 years old, on the Al-Can Highway. From Alaska, they moved to Fairborn, Ohio and lived there six years before Larry spent a year in Thailand. After Thailand they returned again to Fairborn, where he was re-assigned to Wright Patterson AFB. They made many auto trips over those years to visit their parents and family and after retirement made trips across country to visit family and friends. After Larry’s retirement in 1968, they moved to Fryeburg, Maine, where he built their house on the banks of the Saco River. Winnie accompanied Larry to Augusta when he

was the Maine State Representative for six years. She attended every Legislative session those six years. She really enjoyed learning all about how the Legislature is run and attended every day it was in session. She was a member and officer of the Fryeburg Woman’s Library Club (serving as secretary and trustee), the Extension Club, the Saco Valley Garden Club, and served as secretary of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association. Winnie was predeceased by Larry, her husband of 60 years, as well as her parents, Pearl and Albert Hiersche of Ludlow, Mass.; a brother Dexter Hiersche and wife Martha of Ludlow, Mass.; and a brother-in-law Ralph Long of Pine Grove, Pa. She is survived by a son, Terry Kiesman and wife, Nancy, of Attleboro, Mass.; a daughter, Becky Leonard and husband, Scott, of Salida, Colo.; a granddaughter, Maren Leonard, of Burke, Va.; a Grandson Jeremy; a granddaughter, Alexandra Kiesman and her son, Gabriel Reid, of Attleboro, Mass.; a sister Ida Long, of Pine Grove, Pa.; a sister Erna Manchester, and husband, Clifford, of Ithaca, N.Y.; a brother, George Hiersche and wife, Lucille, of Ludlow, Mass. Also left behind are Linda and Elbridge Russell, neighbors and dear friends who shared tremendous support and love. Winnie and her family give special thanks to her team of outstanding caregivers – Elaine, Jesse, Diane, Janet and Rebecca. A memorial graveside service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Denmark, Maine, will be held in the spring. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in memory of Winnie to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, Maine 04037. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www. woodfuneralhome.org. Self Serve Save $$$ and do it yourself. Dog Wash No appointment, everything

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Kimberly P. Hassell

Official Supplier of the Polar Express Event

• Unique Stocking Stuffers • Gift Baskets • Party Platters • Gourmet Caramel Apples • Mail Order Available

BRING IN THE AD FOR A FREE GIFT with any purchase of $15 or more this weekend Saturday 10-7; Sunday 10-5 • 356-4838

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, White Mountain Plaza, No. Conway, NH 03860 Serving the Mount Washington Valley for over 15 years.

Kimberly P. Hassell, 42, of North Conway, went home to meet her Lord and savior on Dec. 15, 2011 with her husband and mother at her side. Born in Memphis, Tenn, she lived in Virginia Beach, Va. for 21 years before moving to North Conway in 2000. Kimberly was a member of the SonRise Family Church in Fryeburg, Maine and she had been a Sunday school teacher. The family includes: her husband, Preston Hassell, of North Conway; her mother, Theresa Hawn and her husband, Larry, of Hertford, N.C.; her father, Bob DeBusk, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; GIBSON from page 48

Care for the Caregiver: a leader facilitated support group will meet Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., starting Dec. 28. Receive healthy information to build self care into your life and support to sustain this self care plan. Upcoming trips need sign ups as soon as possible so that we can purchase tickets. Call 356-3231 to reserve a spot. • Portland Pirates, Wednesday, Jan.

her brother, Bobby DeBusk, of Baxter Springs; and her maternal grandmother, Nana Harris, of Memphis. A celebration of life will be held Sunday Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Valley Christian Church on the East Conway Road. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Son-Rise Family Church, Fryeburg, ME, 04037 in Kimberly’s

memory. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

18, 2012, the $35 price includes ticket, transportation and a box lunch. • A Benny Goodman tribute pops concerts at the Merrill Auditorium and dinner out Feb. 26, 2012. The cost of the afternoon concert is $55. Menu: Monday: chicken stew with dumplings, Tuesday: hamburger stroganoff; Wednesday: franks and beans; Thursday: baked black oak ham, Friday: shepherd’s pie.

Your smile, your laughter – only a memory. Your voice, your personality – only a memory. Sometimes people mention your name. Some just keep quiet. But no matter what is or isn’t said, you’re always on someone’s mind. Two years have gone by, but it seems like only yesterday. You were by your family’s side. We can only think of who you’d be. To us, you only remain a memory. It’s been a while since you’ve been gone. For your friends and family things just aren’t the same. It still doesn’t seem real. Who holds the blame? If love could have saved you, you’d still be here today. The love we hold for you will never change. As you lay in a still rest, God broke our hearts to prove he took the best. Everything you did, everything you were – it’s only a memory. We love you, Teagan, Shannon, and Sarah

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Ossipee Recreation

Peter Waugh

Skating lessons being offered for children

Ossipee Recreation Department is getting ready for winter, preparing the town ice rink (beside town hall) for skating and offering skating lessons for children through grade 6 on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5 p.m. starting Jan. 4, conditions permitting. The cost for lessons is $15 and enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10. Register by December 28. Efforts will be made to attempt to have the town ice rink ready for use for the Holiday Vacation week, but that is completely dependant on the weather conditions. To register or for more information contact Ossipee Recreation Department at 539-1307. The department will be closed Dec. 26 – Jan. 2.

Other activities Squeaky Sneakers, for children ages 18 months through age 3 with an adult caregiver, offers a variety of activities and arts and crafts to help your child develop gross motor skills and socialization. It takes place on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Ossipee Town Hall,

with the next session running from Jan. 11 through March 21.The cost is $55 with checks payable to the Carroll County YMCA. Register by January 4. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 15. This is a cooperative effort between the Ossipee Recreation Department and the Carroll County YMCA/Camp Huckins. Volunteers needed Ossipee Town Hall will be open for teen dodgeball and open gym once adult volunteer monitors are secured. Dodgeball will be on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and open gym on Friday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Basketball game officials are also needed for the upcoming elementary basketball game season. The games will be played on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday evenings between 5:30 and 7 p.m. in January and February. Background checks are required for volunteers. If interested in volunteering contact Peter or Chris at the Recreation Department at 5391307.

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Albany Town Column Mary Leavitt 447-1710/Dorothy Solomon 447-1199

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Road map to a housing rebound BY KARL SEIBEL If you're a homeowner these days — and almost two-thirds of Americans are — the housing market generally doesn't fall into the realm of pleasant dinner conversation. The once-booming industry has been bruised and bloodied from nearly every angle: Home prices have plunged 30 percent nationally over the past five years, millions of Americans have lost their homes to foreclosure, and millions more are on the brink with underwater mortgages. Still others are seriously delinquent on their home loans. Things are bad, maybe the worst they've ever been, but there's likely to be more pain before there are any real gains for the housing market, experts say, primarily because of the giant inventory of homes on the market and the certainty more will be coming through the pipeline over the next few years. Still, the U.S. economy is resilient. The recovery has absorbed a debt-ceiling fiasco at home, a near financial meltdown in Europe, and political chaos in the Middle East. The job market is also improving, consumers are spending more, and corporate balance sheets remain healthy, all of which are critical for the housing market to rebound. The remaining puzzle piece is time and how much of it the housing market will need to recover. Here are some other hurdles the housing market needs to overcome before a rebound takes root: Job growth/broader economic gains. After a bumpy several months, the employment outlook has started to improve, with the private sector adding more than 200,000 jobs in November, according to payroll firm ADP. That's certainly good news, but we're not out of the woods yet. The national unemployment rate is still sky high at 9 percent and the pace of job growth needs to double before it translates into the broader economic growth needed to bolster a housing recovery. "The situation in the housing market is tightly bound with what's happening in the broader economy," says Stan Humphries, chief economist at Zillow. "A broader economic recovery is going to have to precede a recovery in housing. Really, job growth is so essential for housing demand." Particularly important is the unemployment rate among young Americans between 25 and 34 years old. "These are the people that are forming households and buying their first homes," says Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia. Due to the bad economy, more young Americans have been "doubling up," moving in with friends or living at home to ride out lean times. That's put the kibosh on demand, according to some, which is part of the reason why there's still so much housing inventory to work through. Clarity on foreclosure processes. A group of states has banded together to sue lenders and mortgage servicers over what they claim to be improper foreclosure practices. Awaiting rulings in those suits, lenders have held back on foreclosures, slowing the pace and increasing the backlog. The longer it takes to get clarity on how to see SEIBEL page 57

Home for Christmas Today’s Home of the Week is a dormered cape on over an acre of land on Birch Hill Road in North Conway.

CONWAY — Wishing for a home in the Mount Washington Valley this Christmas? This Home of the Week comes with a Christmas bonus. The seller will pay $2,000 toward closing cost for the buyer who has a contract by Dec. 31. But there are many other bonuses that come with this home. * A private lot buffered by trees, but still within quick and easy access to town and all major attractions in the valley. * No association fees. * Private well. The home is located in the Birch Hill section of North Conway but is not tied into the Birch Hill water system. * New stainless and granite kitchen. * First-floor bedroom, bath and laundry. * Pellet stove that heats the wide open kitchen, living room and dining room. * Two large bedrooms with a full bath on the see HOME page 55

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Among the recent upgrades is a new stainless and granite kitchen. HOME from page 54

second floor. Over the past few years, the home has been updated structurally as well as cosmetically with a new 30-year roof, storm windows, Thermatrue front door, pellet stove, insulation in the basement, hot-water heater, designer walkway and patio, a welcoming front porch — and the new kitchen. List price is $219,900. The home is located at 29 Birch Hill

Road, off West Side Road, in North Conway. There will be an open house on Saturday, Dec. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. There will be snacks and an opportunity to win two ski passes at Mount Cranmore. Listing agents are Bill and Margaret Munck, of the Bean Group. They can be reached at (603) 569-0700 or (603) 986-5718. E-mail addresses are margaret. munck@beangroup.com and bill. munck@beangroup.com.

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proceed with foreclosures, the longer it will take to clear that inventory and the longer it will take for housing prices and the broader housing market to recover. Faster foreclosure processes. Getting homes that are likely to be foreclosed upon or homes that already are in foreclosure to the market is key to exposing the nation's shadow inventory, which has been keeping prices depressed around the country. "The longer this goes on, the longer the foreclosure inventory will perpetuate and the longer we'll be stuck in a rut," says Anthony Sanders, professor of real estate finance at George Mason University. The attorneys general investigation has slowed down the foreclosure process, lengthening the time it takes to get delinquent loans through the pipeline and on the market to be sold. But speeding up the foreclosure process is a double-edged sword. More foreclosures will further bloat the housing inventory, driving down prices even more. But that's to be expected, says Chris Flanagan, strategist at Bank of America. "The implications of what we’re seeing is, that you have to have prices go down before they go up," he says. "At a minimum, things need to make it through the pipeline. Having it sit there is a dead weight on the economy and it ultimately creates more downside potential because of the backlog." Reduced inventory. Next on the to-do list is to

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Family Vacation Townhouse 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! $140,000 (MLS 4061362)

has seen an uptick in demand as the foreclosure crisis hit. Increasing rents. The completion of the cycle comes when rent increases to a point where it's more attractive to buy a home than to continue renting. With affordability at record levels, when the jobs market recovers and the economy finds its footing, more renters should turn into homeowners, which will reduce the supply of homes and help stabilize prices. Analyst Stephen Kim of Barclays Capital predicts a housing recovery buoyed by improving jobs numbers and the fact prices for non- distressed homes will have stabilized without government support. "In the absence of government home-buyer incentives, prices for nondistressed home sales have stabilized for almost a year," Kim said. "This is the most important trend in the housing industry right now, and we are amazed at how little attention it has been getting from the media and the street. This stability on the part of non-distressed prices has occurred despite a very high share of distressed activity and continued declines in overall prices." Barclays said recent economic data — including higher job creation in November, housing starts and

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Median sales price does not equal local home values BY LINDSEY MAIHOS We're often led to believe that the median sales price in any given area is a reflection of home values. Most economic reports and local housing indicators use this number to determine market conditions. The median home sale price is actually the point where half of all homes sold above a certain price, and half sold below. It is reflective of sales trends, not home values. When the median homes price is low for any given area, there are many potential causes that are unrelated to true home values. For instance, during a slow market, or season, most sales may occur in the entry-level range of homes. Just because a large number of fixer uppers, foreclosures and mobile homes have sold during a given period does not mean that the average family home has lost substantial value. It means that most buyers are looking for lower end properties. Again, the median sales price reflects a trend, not the value of any particular home. Similarly, when a high number of upper end home sales occur in a particular area, that does not mean that prices have gone through the roof. It simply means that more people have bought higher end homes. Do not, however, ignore median home price trends. If most sales are on the lower end of the spectrum, that generally means there's less competition for midrange and luxury homes. For example, if there are 20 homes on the market in the $300,000 price range, and two buyers per month purchase a home in this price range, then it will take an average of 10 months to find a buyer, given that all of these homes are of the same general quality. Those who need to sell will reduce the prices on their homes, or improve the value. The best valued homes will sell first. The least valued homes may not sell at all. Sellers must compete for buyers. In a recovering market, where most entry-level homes have already sold, there's generally a push to move upward, into a

more substantial home. Many families have either outgrown their home, or have made improvements over time and would like a better home. This increases the demand for midrange and luxury homes, and is an indicator of the market heating up. When selling a midrange or luxury home, after this point and before the peak of the market is the best time to sell for those who plan to downsize, or rent. In contrast, if your plan is to move up to a larger home in the same area, a slow market may offer better opportunities as most

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buyers are competing for entry-level homes. You'll have greater bargaining power if you're moving into higher price range. Another commonly used measurement of market trends is the Average Sales Price. This is where the total dollar amount of sales is divided by the number of homes sold. This can be skewed as well. If, for instance, the multi-million dollar mansion in town that sells every 20 years or so is sold during a given period, the average home sale price will be very high. Several factors can have a very distinct effect

on the value of homes in a given market. Employment and incomes have a direct influence on home values. High employment increases value. High income levels increase values even more. As you've always heard, location has a direct influence on value. Homes by the ocean, lakes, mountains, and many urban developments are often in greater demand and command more value. Where location is the driving influence, everything counts: excellent schools, low crime, desirable locations and neighborhoods. To get a realistic idea of the value of your home, a

real estate agent will conduct a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). This will compare your property to homes that have already sold. This is important because you may need this information if an appraiser comes up with a lower figure for the value of your home. In a CMA, your property will also be compared to similar properties that are currently on the market. This will give you substantial insight into the properties your home must compete with. If you're looking to get a true reflection of your property's market value,

contact a Realtor. Realtors rarely charge for a Comparative Market Analysis when you're looking to put your property on the market. If the price meets your needs, and fits into your plans, your agent can usually get your property on the market very quickly. Lindsey Maihos is an owner/broker at Coldwell Banker Wright Realty, 481 White Mountain Highway, Conway, NH 03818. She can be reached by phone at (603) 447-2117 Ext. 312 or e-mail lindsey@househunternh.com. Website is www.wrightrealty.com.

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