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NORTH CONWAY, NH – The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and open house today at 5:30pm at Memorial Hospital main entrance to unveil the newly renovated practice space for Primary Care and Oncology & Chemotherapy. The 2-year $3.5 million project was completed this summer and was made possible in part through the generosity of donors, community members and charitable foundations.

President & CEO Scott McKinnon will be joined by Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Janice Crawford along with hospital staff, management and board members to cut the ribbon marking the completion of the biggest renovation at the North Conway hospital in years.

9bfe255f-5aa6-4084-ac42-4ae8fe8feb4fIn addition to the ribbon cutting, special recognition will be given to donors who helped make the project possible. These donors include Roger Clapp, long-time hospital board member who passed away in 2013. Clapp arranged a planned gift in order to support facilities at the hospital. Special recognition will also be given to Dr. Miles E. Waltz, a beloved community doctor and for whom the hospital’s Medical Office Building will now be dedicated. The donation was made possible by a gift from Dr. Waltz’s children and their families, Mark Waltz, Ned Waltz and Martha Waltz Di Domenico. Appreciation will also be given to the Oliver S. and Jeannie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust which supported the Oncology improvements through a grant.

In addition to the Ribbon Cutting, the public will be invited to a staff-led tour of each of the two renovated spaces from Primary Care and from Oncology & Chemotherapy. Tours will be followed by light refreshments in the newly revamped Primary Care reception area.

For more information, call Community Relations at 603-356-5461603-356-5461 ext. 2264 or visit them online at www.memorialhospitalnh.org.

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North Conway, NH – Participants in the Atticus M. Finch Walk for the Animals came from far and wide to take part in the newly named fundraising event to benefit The Conway Area Humane Society. Walkers came from California, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts to honor the memory of Atticus M. Finch of “Following Atticus” fame who passed away this past May. Atticus was the canine hiking partner of author Tom Ryan. There were, of course, many participants from our own Mt. Washington Valley.

The Walk took place on Saturday, September 24 under sunny skies and in cool temperatures. The Blessing of the Animals by Mary Edes kicked things off, followed by a few words from Tom Ryan in memory of Atticus. Tom lead the walk with his dog Samwise, and following the walk the pair met with many friends and fans at White Birch Books. The walk alone raised $34,000, a new record and nearly $10,000 more than in past years. Top team fundraisers were Four Your Paws Only in third place, Friends of Furries in second and Team Atticus in first place. Top individual fundraisers were Aly McAllister in third, Stacy Sand in second, and Sandy Kurtz in first place.

The Bark in the Park Pet Expo followed the walk with vendors, games, food, raffles and more fun than any dog could ever have in one location. Two quilts were raffled off with themes of Atticus and Ryan’s elderly dog Will, who passed away one year ago. Thank you to Badger Quiltworks for crafting these for the event.

At press time funds were still being calculated but sources say they expect the overall net for the event to surpass $40,000, an all-time record.

The Conway Area Humane Society would like to thank all event sponsors, including the main event sponsors Adventure Suites and Settlers Green OVP, and many thanks to Tom Ryan and his many followers. Kudos also to all CAHS volunteers, walk participants, vendors and event attendees.

~ Courtesy of Virginia Moore Conway Area Humane Society Executive Director

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Employees Foiled Attempted Armed Robbery In Madison

by Christian Mower on September 22, 2016

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Madison, NH – Store employees foiled a robbery in Madison this morning. Lt. Ted Colby from the Madison Police Department said that at around 10 am police responded to a report of a robbery at the Community Market and Deli in Madison. Lt. Colby said that Michelle Harris of Conway had allegedly attempted to steal from the store with what turned out to be a bb gun. A couple of brave employees were able to disarm the suspect, of what they believed was a firearm, and then held the suspect down until police arrived.

Freedom Police Chief Josh Shakford was the first on scene and, after a brief tussle with the suspect, was able to arrest her. Thankfully no one was hurt during the incident.

Harris is charged with resisting arrest and Robbery. She had a bail hearing this afternoon at 2:30. Freedom Police, Tamworth Police, New Hampshire State Police, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department all assisted with the arrest.

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Conway Man Arrested For Allegedly Giving Drugs To Kids

by Christian Mower on September 22, 2016

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Conway, NH – According to Conway Police 46-year-old Ivan Felder of Center Conway was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly giving marijuana to a ten year old and an eleven year old while they were under his care.

He is being charged with charged with three counts of Sale of Controlled Drug which is being charged as a Class B Felony with enhanced penalties due to prior convictions. Felder is also charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of Child and Criminal Threatening, which are being charged as Class A misdemeanors.

 

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New England 300 Ticket Give-Away!

by Chris September 19, 2016 Contests

Second Race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup! The New England 300 returns to Louden, NH this coming Sunday, September 25 and WMWV has your shot at grabbing tickets to the big race all week long! Just listen for the cue to call, and dial (603) 356-9930! The race will again serve as the […]

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Former Assistant Track Coach At Fryeburg Academy Arrested For Sexual Assault Of Westbrook High School Student

by Christian Mower September 19, 2016 Front Page News

Arrest Photo of Timothy Even Courtesy of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office   Westbrook, Maine – A Fryeburg Academy Graduate and former assistant Track Coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old student at Westbrook High School. 27-year-old Timothy Even was arrested at 10:45 this morning for three counts of gross sexual assault […]

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