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Settlers Streetside Opens With Dancing In The Streets

by Christian Mower on October 11, 2017

Lisa Green cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Settlers Green Streetside. pictured left to right – Joanne Purnell, Julie George, Roger Williams, Dot Seybold, Rob Barsamian, Laura Tuveson,and Maddie Costello. ~ Photo by Christoher McNevich


North Conway, NH – The Grand opening of the newest addition to the Settlers Family had people dancing in the street yesterday (Tuesday). Settlers Streetside was officially welcomed to the Mount Washington Valley today with the beginning of the four-day long Dancing in The Street Celebration.

Yesterday’s festivities included the official Ribbon cutting as well as meet and greets with local artist who helped give Streetside its one of a kind look.

The Dancing in the street celebrations continue through till Sunday with musical themed events, community celebrations, shopping specials, art unveilings, and giveaways.

The Streetside Grand Opening will also include a unique fundraising partnership with Mountain Top Music to help the organization towards its goal to renovate the Majestic Theater in Conway.

Discover The Art

Wednesday, October 11
A complete art experience! Join us for a series of programs free to the public taking place at the Pedestrian Walkway by Francesca’s and Skechers at Settlers Green Streetside.

10:30 a.m. – Art Talk with Local Artists
Join us for a 45-minute presentation by these two local artists, Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq , from Jackson, NH. The art talk includes review of their recent “Recovering the American Sublime” exhibit and other works and techniques by these traditional landscape artists.
11:30 a.m. – Art History in the White Mountains
Local historian Bob Cotrell of the Conway Historical Society discusses Art History in the White Mountains during a 30-minute presentation, including 19th century and early 20th century artists.
12:00-12:45 p.m. – Lunch
Special $5 off lunch vouchers to restaurants at Settlers Green will be available for event attendees.
1:00 p.m. – Kathy Iannuzzi – White Mountain Cupcakery
Kathy Iannuzzi welcomes everyone to a culinary experience at the White Mountain Cupcakery at Settlers Green Outlet Village Suite D52. She will do a 30-minute cake decorating demonstration.

Beauty Stroll in the Street

Thursday, October 12
Shop for a cause! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re partnering with Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation for a special shopping experience.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Purchase a $10 commemorative canvas bag with free goodies and coupons. Proceeds go directly to Jen’s Friends and Settlers Green will match it! Only 100 bags available! Plus, enter to win a $500 raffle prize to the stores at Settlers Green Streetside. Tickets are $5 each. Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation will have volunteers on-site with information about the nonprofit and how it serves the Mt. Washington Valley.
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Farm Inn & Spa will be doing complimentary mini spa treatments with its experts from its award-winning spa. Plus, learn about products they are using right now at the spa!

#ShopStreetside Pt. 1

Friday, October 13
Shopping specials and raffles from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dancing in the Street

Saturday, October 14
A full day of festivities including art, music, street performances, and dancing!

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Streetside Art Festival
Take your creativity to the street! Get in on a friendly sidewalk art contest and watch professional demos by local artist Ken Eckhardt. An arts & crafts tent will feature a series of art stations for special creations including pumpkin painting, slime station, mask making and magic wands! This is a free event taking place near Barley & Salt. Plus, the Mountain Top Music Center Jam Band performs from 10-11:30 a.m. on the stage followed by DJ Kristen Corrigan pumping up the crowd with dance tunes on the stage from 12-2 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – DJ & Juggling Street Performance
DJ and MC Brian Zutter gets the crowd moving and ready for dancing in the street! Plus, juggling street performances by Cuzin Richard Entertainment take place every 30 minutes around Settlers Green! Juggling performances will be at the following places and times: 4 p.m. at the Gazebo at Settlers Green Outlet Village (near JCrew and Bass), 5 p.m. at Settlers Green Streetside by Francesca’s, and 6 p.m. at the Gazebo at Settlers Green Outlet Village.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – American Bandstand-style Festival! 
It’s a dance party and you’re invited! Dozens of dancers from regional and student led dance groups will take you through the best dance years of the century and then come together for a collaborative dance to “Dancing in the Street,” by Martha & The Vandellas. Dance groups include the Kennett High School Dance Team, Jeanne Limmer Dance Studio from North Conway, and All That Dance from Buxton, Maine.
Then, the Boston Community Dance Project takes the stage for the grand finale with a 30-minute performance choreographed by Sarah-Katarina “SKooJ CorE-O” Jerome. Sarah-Kay, founder and director of the Boston Community Dance Project, brings her knowledge and talents in performance and choreography as seen on MTV and ESPN into a 30-minute performance with her dance crew. Admission is free and takes place on the stage near Columbia Sportswear.
  • 4:00 & 5:00 p.m. – 70s Dance by Kennett High School Dance led by teacher and choreographer Holly Fougere
  • 4:20 & 5:20 p.m. – 80s Dance by Limmer Dance Studio from North Conway
  • 4:40 & 5:40 p.m. – 90s Dance by All That Dance from Buxton, Maine
  • 6:00 p.m. – Studios perform “Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the Vandellas
  • 6:15 p.m. – Boston Community Dance Project
 6:45 p.m.:Fireworks!
A gala fireworks display over Streetside fills the sky with celebration!

#ShopStreetside Pt. 2

Sunday, October 15
Shopping specials and raffles from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Hiker Rescued After Being Severely Injured On Mt. Chocorua

by Christian Mower on October 10, 2017

Tamworth, NH – A Maine Hiker had to be rescued on Mt. Chocorua this weekend. Fish and Game Officials said they were called to the Liberty Trail Saturday at around 4:30 pm to a report of an injured hiker. Officials said that 58-year-old Claire McDougald of Falmouth and her husband were descending the trail when she slipped and severely injured her ankle.

23 volunteers from Tamworth Fire, multiple Boy Scout Troops along with SOLO students and members of Wakefield Fire, West Ossipee Fire, Center Ossipee Fire, Effingham Fire and Conservation Officers responded. Rescuers hiked in 3 miles to McDougald reaching her at 7:30pm. They were able to effectively care for her injury and she was placed in a litter and carried to the trailhead.

She arrived at the trailhead shortly before 11:00 PM and was taken by ambulance to the Memorial Hospital in North Conway for treatment.

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Crews Continue To Battle Forest Fire Near Lost River Gorge

by Christian Mower on October 5, 2017

North Woodstock, NH –  A brush fire near the popular Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in New Hampshire has spread to over 20 acres and closed part of a hiking path along the Appalachian Trail. Firefighters say the fire started on a cliff in Kinsman Ridge over the gorge Tuesday morning and spread overnight.

Authorities aren’t sure of the cause; one theory is that it might have been caused by a meteor.

Crews have been dropping water from helicopters, including a Blackhawk.

Fire officials estimate it could take several days to put out the fire, which is in rugged terrain.

Lost River Gorge was closed Tuesday as a precaution, but reopened Wednesday. Forest officials closed part of the Kinsman Ridge Trail and surrounding areas.

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Crews Battle Large Brush Fire Near Lost River

by Christian Mower on October 4, 2017

A large brush fire burns near the Lost River White Mountain Attraction on Tuesday ~ Photo Courtesy of Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue Facebook Page


North Woodstock, NH – Crews are fighting a brush fire on a cliff above the popular Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in North Woodstock. 

Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue Teams along side other fire crews battle the brush fire by The Lost River White Mountain Attraction on Tuesday ~ Photo Courtesy of Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue Facebook Page

Reports said that the fire almost doubled in size around 7:30 p.m. yesterday. As of 12:45 a.m. this morning the fire has spread to about 50 acres.  

A helicopter dumps water on the blaze as fire crews battle the brush fire by The Lost River White Mountain Attraction on Tuesday ~ Photo Courtesy of Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue Facebook Page

Officials have delayed opening of the attraction as a precaution. Kate Wetherell, manager of the gorge, said yesterday that the fire was at Dilly Cliff and that crews were working to get it under control. She said the grounds and gorge have not been impacted. The White Mountains attraction usually opens at 9 a.m. Wetherell said they hoped to reopen the Gorge to visitors today.

The cliff climbs a steep 700 feet above the gorge.

Story Written with contributions from the Associated Press

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In Honor Of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month News Director Christian Mower Talks With A Dementia And Aging Expert About The Disease

by Christian Mower September 21, 2017 Front Page News

Photo Courtesy of Wolfeboro, NH – The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to more than triple in the next few decades – from five million today to more than 16 million by 2050, unless a cure is found.I As the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia […]

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Truck Of Man Missing For Almost 20 Years Recovered With Remains Inside

by Christian Mower September 20, 2017 Front Page News

The 1996 Ford Ranger that 26-year-old Tony Imondi was last seen in before going missing in the summer of 1998 ~ Photo Courtesy of New Hampshire State Police Troop F Errol, NH – Authorities believe they have located the body of a man missing for almost 20. State Police Troop F said they located the […]

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