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The Morning Show

Today on the Morning Show, Roy was joined by Mandy McDonald of End 68 Hours of Hunger. She told us all about this MASSIVE School Food Drive that has been assembled by the faculty, staff, and students of SAU 9 and SAU 13. The school district’s have been collecting specific types of food for the cause and depending on where your student goes they can donate food as well. The Food Drive ends on Friday, April 23rd. Listen below for the interview and make sure to check out the school list!

 

For more information on End 68 Hours of Hunger go to END68HOURSOFHUNGER.ORG

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A New Name for the North Conway Public Library

by Gino Devaney on April 16, 2021

The North Conway Public Library has officially been renamed after Lyman Pope in recognition of his generous donation to the expansion project. Shown admiring the new signage is from left Lyman Pope, Sharon Wroblewski, Capital Campaign Chair, and Andrea Masters, Library Director.

 

NORTH CONWAY, NH – It’s been an exciting year for the North Conway Public Library. The expansion and renovation project, which doubled the size of the library and brought systems up to code, while adding much needed space for library services to meet community needs, was completed in 2020.

While the library is open, with limited hours due to COVID, the capital campaign is ongoing. “We have approximately $350,000 still to raise”, said Andrea Masters, Library Director. “We were so fortunate to receive funding from Lyman for the construction but rising costs during this phase of the project increased our budget needs significantly and we continue to seek grant funding, as well as community support to reach our goal.”

In 2018, the Board of Directors set a goal to renovate and expand the iconic North Conway Public Library after a very generous donation by Lyman Pope, a loyal patron of the library since the 1950’s. He said he saw the need for expansion there and was happy to be in a position to help that cause, as well as to support a library where dogs are welcome. “And this location is excellent. It’s right downtown and people have walking access to it,” Pope said.

“Lyman was instrumental in the development of plans for the expansion – a strong voice from the very beginning of planning through the construction phase” said Board President, Neill Osgood. “As with the early gifts from Mr. Whitaker and Dr. Schouler, one of the Valley’s own set the stage for the library’s future. We thank our friend, Mr. Lyman Pope, for his vision and courageous advances for the betterment of our community and future of our beloved library. We also thank our wonderful patrons and the many community members who have donated to our fund, as well.”

Known for his support of animal shelters, this is Pope’s first library donation and his first project here in his Mount Washington Valley home. The reasons are simple, he said. He cares about dogs that have been mistreated and he cares about libraries.

“Lyman loves books and libraries, and dogs”, said Andrea Masters, Library Director. “He is particularly fond of German shepherds, and as part of the building project, he commissioned a bronze statue of a shepherd that sits proudly by the new entrance in honor of war dogs that have served the American military during wartime.”

The library plans a grand opening celebration sometime in 2021 and looks forward to welcoming the community to the Pope Memorial Library, the newly renamed library announced by the board of directors at their annual meeting in March.

Mr. Pope donated $3 million to the building project and will donate $2 million to the endowment once the name change is officially recorded, all signage completed, and a new walkway built from Main Street to the new entrance of the building in the back.

“We are thrilled to name our library after Lyman Pope”, said Osgood. “His gift is all the more important as the library receives no funding from the town and relies on donations and grants. Lyman’s generosity and devotion to the library and its standing in our community will endure for years to come, as will our mission to enhance the quality of life of our patrons and community, as a whole.”

For more information on the library and its capital campaign please call 603-356-2961, visit northconwaylibrary.com, or stop by during library hours Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 2 pm and Friday 12 pm – 4 pm.

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White Birch Books and Local Author Mark Synnott are teaming up to do an “in-person” Author Event in celebration of Mark’s new book, The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession and Death on Mount Everest. The event will take place outside (weather permitting) at the bookstore tomorrow, Thursday, April 15th, starting at 4 p.m. All COVID protocols will be followed, including a mask requirement, to keep the event safe for all who attend, and the store itself will be closed during the event.

But just yesterday, our very own Roy Prescott was lucky enough to be able to sit down with Mark and talk all about the mystery and adventures in The Third Pole. Click below to listen.

 

Mark is also scheduled to do a Live Virtual Facebook event with National Geographic on Thursday, April 15th, at 1 p.m. That event is available to all to watch for FREE. For more information, check out nationalgeographic.com/events/backstage-live-mark-synnott. Following the virtual event, Mark will be at the bookstore to sign books in person!

More About The Third Pole:

The Third Pole is about a 100-year-old mystery, which is what lured Synnott up Everest during the spring of 2019, the season the came to be known as “the Year Everest Broke.” The mystery? On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine set out to stand on the roof of the world where no one else had stood before. They were last seen 800 feet shy of Everest’s summit still going strong for the top. Could they have succeeded? Irvine was believed to have carried a Kodak camera with him, but it, along with his body, has never been found. Could the film be found and show them on the summit before they disappeared, never to be seen again?

For more information about the event or to order a copy of The Third Pole, contact White Birch Books at 356-3200 or visit them online at www.whitebirchbooks.com. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside with strict protocols.

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April is National Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month, making it a good time to focus on what is being done to help abused and neglected children in New Hampshire.
Since 1989, CASA of NH has been training volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected children in NH’s court system. Diane Valladares is the Recruitment Director at CASA and she joined Roy on today’s Morning Show to talk about CASA‘s mission and about volunteering for CASA. Listen below!

For more information about CASA NH and how YOU can volunteer go to CASANH.ORG

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Single Snowmobile Accident on Ossipee Lake

by Gino Devaney March 1, 2021 Front Page News

Freedom – On Saturday, February 27th, at approximately 3:45 pm NH Fish and Game was notified of a single party snowmobile accident on Ossipee Lake in Freedom. On scene Conservation Officers along with the Freedom Fire Department found a single male who had been riding the shore line of Ossipee Lake.  On scene investigation revealed […]

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Cancellations & Delays – Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

by Gino Devaney February 2, 2021 Front Page News

  To Report a Cancellation or Delay contact our Office at 603-356-8870   Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021   Businesses & Organizations:   Gibson Center – CLOSED Vaughan Food Pantry – CLOSED MWV Adult Day Center – CLOSED Tamworth Town Office – CLOSED Conway Selectmen’s Meeting – CANCELLED Maine State Offices – CLOSED Conway Public Library […]

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