There are some positives to humans isolating, staying at home, consuming less and polluting less.  On this, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day we find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic.  However in the midst of it, studies show that the earth is repairing itself and species are allowed to thrive.  This is a good thing for us, for our children, for our future.

This year we have to celebrate either at home or at a distance from one another but there are many ways to do this.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Spread some earth love online with home made projects, poems or songs. There are plenty of ideas on Pinterest of age appropriate crafts you can make.  Pinterest also has some great starter lines for stories and poems…  When you’re done, post them online for your friends and family to see what the earth means to you today.  It’s guaranteed to bring awareness and smiles.  We all miss each other and love the positive posts.
  • Learn something new. Learn about endangered species, how you can help them, volunteer or donate to organizations dedicated to saving them.  Learn how the earth is healing because it’s less impacted by humans. Learn how to plant a tree, a garden, a flower, anything living.  Find out what it takes to make a bat house or a bird house.
  • Take the Earth Day Challenge: a 22 day series that gives you action items to protect the environment. They’re all online at the Earth Day Network.  You can add your own actions with the hashtag #earthday2020
  • Join Columbia University’s webinar Saturday, April 25th “Understanding Environmental Justice and Community Health in light of Covid and Climate”. 
  • Get on the NASA website for resources from across the agency sharing their wealth of knowledge through games, books, images, posters and programs. These are free to everyone.
  • Watch environmental films. For younger kids or kids at heart there’s The Lorax, Schoolhouse Rock, March of the Penguins, Bears and Wall-E for example.  Other favorites include Our Planet, Food, Inc. as well as an Earth Day celebration on Turner Classics.
  • Check out the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism Digital Summit– today through Sunday. It’s packed full of information, virtual workshops, video competitions, and panels on everything from sustainable food to protecting biodiversity.
  • Take the earth into consideration when you’re voting.
  • Hug a tree or just put your bare feet on the ground or your hands in the earth or your favorite river, stream or lake and listen quietly to the world around you.

Whatever you do today, it’s a celebration of the planet that houses us all.  And just like we’re taking precautions now to protect one another, our families, our friends, our co-workers, strangers… let’s watch the affect and bring some of our care out of this and forward in the future to our Mother Earth.

“The earth is what we all have in common”. ~ Wendell Berry

Listen to WMWV this week to win tickets to see
GOO GOO DOLLS The Miracle Pill Summer Tour
with special guests LIFEHOUSE & FOREST BLAKK

Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH.
Show date August 19th, 2020.

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Listen to WMWV this week to win tickets to see The Lumineers – III: The World Tour with Caamp and Jade Bird

at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH.  Show date June 9th 2020.

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Santa is on board with his mischievous elves who will be sharing their hot chocolate and  cookies with everyone. They’ll take your picture, too, if you ask nicely, so be sure the battery in your cell phone is charged!

The chocolate chip cookies are baked fresh on the train by their very own culinary team and they’ll have gluten and nut-free alternatives for anyone with allergies.

Trains are running weekends + December 16th & 23rd at 11:30 & 1:30 to Conway. All excursions are approximately one hour long, round-trip.

After Christmas the Conway Scenic will have Vacation Week Trains that will run daily December 26-31 and January 2 & 3.

The Conway Scenic Railroad would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You!” to all those who serve our country and our communities.  Veterans and active military personnel who present proof of service, as well as first responders who present agency ID or badge, ride FREE.

There are two departures, both to Conway, at 11:30 and at 1:30.

5K Obstacle Adventure

Saturday, September 28, 2019

100-Acre Wood, Intervale, NH

Registration begins at 9am

Run, Swim, Crawl, Climb & then some!!

Competitors will run, swim, crawl and climb as this 5K challenge takes them into the mud, water, over walls, rock piles and through the wood. It’s all in fun and for a good cause with net proceeds benefiting the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s Outreach Reading Program.

Individuals and teams of two, three or four are invited and for kids 12 and under there is the Mini Acre Challenge featuring mini obstacles.

Registration is limited to 250 participants.

The kids’ race starts at 9:30am. Starting at 10am, heats for the individual competitors and teams of two, three, and four will depart the starting line every 12 minutes. Winners from each category are determined by best time. Awards will be distributed after the last competitor finishes.

Food trucks will include Dueling Chefs Smoke-n-Grille and the Purple Straw along with Trails End Ice Cream.

Entertainment will be provided by local favorite Shark Martin during the race followed by an evening show with The American Rogues.

Home Depot will be on site with kid’s crafts.

Live Broadcast on WMWV with Roy Prescott from 9-noon!

 Please contact Erin Sweeney, Race Coordinator, if you have any questions. (603) 356-9980 or