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Santa Claus took some time out of his very busy schedule today and stopped by the WMWV Studio to visit with Roy on the Morning Show. Santa answered listener questions and even had some very special shout outs for some very good boys and girls from the Mount Washington Valley.

He also asked a favor of us here in the valley, to go out tonight at 6pm to our yards and ring a bell in order to help send “Christmas Cheer” to all. You can even send a clip of yourself “ringing in Christmas” on Santa’s Facebook Page. Listen to the interview for the details and click here for Santa’s Facebook.

Merry Christmas from WMWV!

Great Glen TrailsLisa McCoy called in to the studio yesterday to talk with Roy all about Nordic Meisters 2021 and how it’s a “GO!” for the season. She also mentioned snowshoeing and fat biking this upcoming year. Click below to listen to the interview and check out all the information below from GREATGLENTRAILS.COM

26TH ANNUAL NORDIC MEISTERS

Tuesdays January 5th – March 9th, 2021
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
No Meisters on Feb 16th and Mar 2ndGreat Glen trails has a proven track record of offering community-based weekly series, which is perfectly suited for social distancing, COVID19 guidelines, all while racing.

Meisters consists of eight weeks of timed runs with participants’ (6) best age-graded times selected for series-end standings.  We have Nordic racing (classic and skate), snowshoe racing, and fatbike racing.
But if you aren’t into racing, and you just want to use the series as a motivator to get out on snow, you can join the untimed categories of each division.
You choose either the long course (~5k) or the short course (~3km), or race both in all divisions!
Timers are onsite starting at 9:00am until 5:30pm each Tuesday. Snowshoers start at 1:00pm and fatbikers can start at 3:00pm. All participants must leave the starting line by 5:30pm.Individuals may register for single day participation on-site only.

COVID19 MODIFICATIONS:

  • $50 Check or Cash deposit for Meister Bibs ~ you will be responsible for bringing your bib each week to race. Bring your deposit to bib pick-up on the first day you race. One-day racers will use paper bibs.
  • Masks required while inside Base Lodge
  • We will award prizes each week in lieu of a potluck party
  • Mandatory staggered start; at least 1 min apart
  • Do not congregate at the starting line
  • No online registration fees
NORDIC MEISTER BENEFITS:

  • (8) weeks of timed age-graded results, posted online weekly
  • FREE all day skiing every Tuesday
  • FREE use of rental gear every Tuesday for any new Nordic Meister! excluding snowshoes and fatbikes.
  • Eligibility for over $5,000 in weekly prizes (given for both performance and participation)
  • Friendly competition and camaraderie, while enjoying some of the most scenic Nordic ski terrain in New England
  • All Nordic Meisters welcome to Fatbike or Snowshoe race from 1:00-5:30pm!

Cost between $109 (adult non passholder) and $44 (junior passholder)

For more information go to GREATGLENTRAILS.COM

As the North Conway Library nears the completion of their $3.9 million expansion and renovation project a soft reopening is planned for Tuesday, December 8th from 10am to 2pm and Library Director Andrea Masters joined Roy Prescott on the Morning Show today to tell us all about it. Listen below and get all the info!

The library will resume in-person operations with reduced hours and a limited number of visitors allowed at one time with a maximum of 30 minutes per visit.

Hours will be Tuesdays 10am-2pm, Thursdays 10am-2pm, and Fridays 12pm-4pm. Days and hours are subject to change. A detailed reopening plan can be found online under services.

Curbside service will continue throughout the winter. The pick-up location has moved to the rear of the building next to the main entrance door. Appointments for elderly and medically vulnerable patrons will be offered by request.

The library is equipped with a state-of-the-art ventilation equipment and air can be completely filtered and “renewed” every 12 minutes throughout the building. HEPA-filters are in place and will be changed regularly.

Strict protocol is in place for the safety of staff and patrons that includes mandatory face masks for patrons age 2+, social distancing, acrylic screens at circulation desk, surfaces cleaned every two hours, and a 72-hour quarantine of returned library materials.

The North Conway Public Library is a privately funded, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and receives no regular funds from the Town, the State, or the federal government.

The library’s capital campaign is ongoing, with $400k left to raise for the funding of the interior Infrastructure, furniture, technology, equipment, and books. Donations are accepted online or by mailing to PO Box 409, North Conway, NH 03860. For more information, visit NorthConwayLibrary.com.

The 19th Annual Mount Washington Radio/Vaughan Community Services “Food” Drive was a HUGE SUCCESS!

The Mount Washington Radio/Vaughan Community Services Annual Food Drive showcased what living in the Mount Washington Valley is all about – community, goodwill, and service.

Once again it was held at the First Church of Christ in North Conway, for a one-day, 12-hour event that helped collect donations for area food pantries benefiting those in need during the holiday season, as well as throughout the year. Many different pantries in the Greater Mount Washington Valley will see these donations from the drive helping those less fortunate in their communities.

Due to COVID-19, we could not accept any food or turkey donations, but that did not stop this community from coming together and donating CASH and CHECK Donations.Our grand total at the end of our day yesterday was $23,255.00.

Vaughan is currently working with all the Local Food Pantries to be able to get their food through donation and being able to buy food from the New Hampshire Food Bank.

The money can go up to two or three times further for them when they buy food from the Food Bank and it will keep our communities SAFE.

WMWV broadcasted LIVE the entire day with a ton of help from our sponsors!

Special Thanks to ALL of our sponsors this year – who answered the call of those in this community that are in need.

Make sure you visit and shop with them this Holiday Season!

Mount Washington Auto Road
Chalmers Insurance Group
North Conway Olive Oil Company
Jewelry By Tim & Friends
Johnson’s Autocare
DieselWorks
Ski and Snowboard Liquidation Center
Premier Home Store
Profile Subaru
Cooper Cargill Chant
North Country Fair Jewelers
Northeast Credit Union

Happy Holidays!

The 19th Annual Mount Washington Radio/Vaughan Community Services “Food” Drive is Tomorrow, November 18th, 2020!

Now in it’s 19th year, the Mount Washington Radio/Vaughan Community Services Annual Food Drive showcases what living in the Mount Washington Valley is all about – community, goodwill, and service.  Once again held at the First Church of Christ in North Conway, this one-day, 12-hour event helps collect donations for area food pantries benefiting those in need during the holiday season, as well as throughout the year. Many different pantries in the Greater Mount Washington Valley will see these donations from the drive helping those less fortunate in their communities.

HOWEVER, due to COVID-19, we CANNOT ACCEPT FOOD DONATIONS OR FROZEN TURKEYS. Vaughan is currently working with all the Local Food Pantries to be able to get their food through donation and being able to buy food from the New Hampshire Food Bank. The money can go up to two or three times further for them when they buy food from the Food Bank and it will keep our communities SAFE.

As always, WMWV will still be broadcasting LIVE the entire day with a ton of help from our sponsors!

It will be a DRIVE THRU Event and volunteers will be outside ready to accept your generous CASH or CHECK donation. Thank you for understanding and keeping our community safe.

Special Thanks to ALL of our sponsors this year – who have answered the call of those in their community that are in need. Make sure you visit and shop with them this Holiday Season!

Mount Washington Auto Road
Chalmers Insurance Group
North Conway Olive Oil Company
Jewelry By Tim & Friends
Johnson’s Autocare
DieselWorks
Ski and Snowboard Liquidation Center
Premier Home Store
Profile Subaru
Cooper Cargill Chant
North Country Fair Jewelers
Northeast Credit Union

Happy Holidays!

Believe in Books Youth Theatre is proud to announce a “sweet as honey” production this month!

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids hits the stage at the Theater in the Wood on October 29th and 30th! Earlier today on the morning show, Roy Prescott was joined by BIBYT Director Nate Sawyer and two of the stars of Winnie the Pooh Kids!, Alex Sweeney (13) and Brennan McAllister (9). Click below to listen to their interview and get all the details!

From Believe in Books’ Website;

Believe in Books Youth Theatre returns with an adorable production of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids! The one-act musical is based on the 2011 animated feature film. The BIBYT cast contains approximately 20 students led by Director Nate Sawyer. Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids is a story about friendship as Pooh and his fellow friends go on an adventure in search of Christopher Robin!

            With minimal activity available for local children after school and after an extremely successful Summer of theater camp, BIBYT decided to host a Fall production for kids interested in theater.  Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids will open Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 pm with a second and final performance on Friday, October 30th at 7:00 pm.  Doors for each show will open at 6:30 pm.  Tickets must be purchased online in advance prior to the performance as tickets will not be offered at the door. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for Believe in Books Literacy Foundation members.  A limited number of tickets are on sale now at www.believeinbooks.org.

            The Believe in Books Youth Theatre is a part of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation which is a Charitable 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit with a mission to advance healthy development of young minds through literacy programs that encourage early reading, imagination, and physical activity.

Happening THIS WEEKEND ONLYSAVE 30% on FULL VALUED Gift Certificates to your favorite White Mountain Independent stores!
The online sale will begin on Saturday, October 31st at 9:00am at whitemountainindependents.com and will run through Sunday, November 1st.

But DON’T WAIT! There are only a limited amount of Gift Certificates available for each business and this sale always sells out quickly!

Plus! Happening next Saturday, November 1st… It’s the WMWV – White Mountain Independents Pre-Holiday Stroll from 9am-6pm… Roy Prescott will be visiting 9 different White Mountain Independents ALL DAY LONG and previewing what they have in store for the holidays! Get the full schedule below and make sure you tune in or come on out to get in on the deals!
Happy Shopping!

This morning on the Morning Show, Roy Prescott was joined by Wildfire Prevention Specialist Mark Wiles on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service and White Mountains National Forest (WMNF). Mark and Roy discussed the WMNF and how it’s continuing to implement fire restrictions. These restrictions allow fires ONLY in installed metal fire rings or grills at designated campgrounds or picnic areas. Click below to listen to the interview and check out all the info.

The state of NH is under a under a Governor’s Proclamation fire ban and even with the recent rain the drought depleted lakes, ponds and rivers,  so fire danger is still high and it’s difficult to fight wildfires with low water availability.

Visitors should always use existing fire pits and NEVER leave a campfire unattended. WMNF fire restrictions include: Lighting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, barbecue or grill is allowed ONLY in U.S. Forest Service provided metal fire rings, metal fire pits or pole mounted grills at designated campgrounds or picnic areas. Unattended or abandoned campfires can quickly escalate into wildfires.

ALL campfires must be completely extinguished before leaving a site. Campers and day users should have a shovel on hand and a water bucket ready for use. Soak, stir, feel, repeat. Make sure your campfire is “dead out” and cold to the touch before departing. Stay informed regarding any fire conditions and follow all guidelines and restrictions.

Public use, including dispersed camping is at record high levels.

The public is encouraged to report illegal campfires, as well as smoke reports, to your local White Mountain NF District Office or 911.

If it is not on the following list of WMNF campgrounds a fire is NOT allowed:

Barnes Field Group Campground

Crocker Pond Campground

Dolly Copp Campground

Hastings Campground

Wild River Campground

Big Rock Campground

Campton Campground

Hancock Campground

Osceola Vista Campground/Group Campground

Russell Pond Campground

Sugarloaf I Campground

Sugarloaf II Campground

Waterville Campground

Wildwood Campground

Zealand Campground

Basin Campground

Blackberry Crossing Campground

Cold River Campground

Covered Bridge Campground

Jigger Johnson Campground

Passaconaway Campground

White Ledge Campground

4th Iron

For more information please visit FS.USDA.GOV/WHITEMOUNTAIN

Bretton Woods Cross Country – Photo provided by: Ski NH

 

CONWAY, NH – Friday afternoon the Reopening Guidance for NH Ski Areas was released by the Office of Governor Sununu, and ski areas around the state are looking forward to continuing to develop their operating plans for this year around the guidance provided.

“The draft guidance that we submitted and presented to the Governor’s Reopening Task Force was put together with input and consensus across our ski area members. It’s been a real team effort and I’m very proud of the work that our re-opening committee and ski area members have been able to accomplish together,” said Jessyca Keeler, President of Ski New Hampshire. “The approved guidance takes the health and safety of our guests and staff seriously, and with additional input from the Department of Public Health, we’re confident that we have a guidance document that will lead us through this very different upcoming ski season.”

The COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for NH Ski Areas will be implemented statewide and includes guidance for staff and guests alike to wear face coverings inside buildings (except when eating or drinking); in lift lines and mazes as well as when loading, riding, and unloading from lifts; and in other places where 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be achieved.  Resorts will implement enhanced cleaning regimens, implement employee protocols (many of which have been in place since summer operations began), chairlift rides will only group families and those who have traveled together, ski areas will shift to more online ticket sales to avoid lines and in-person transactions at ticket windows, and there will be physical distancing requirements and capacity controls within lodges and other indoor facilities.  These adaptations and others will be common across the state’s ski areas and should provide a baseline of what guests should expect at any given area.

In addition to topics in the guidance that address ski-area specific operations such as chairlifts and lodges, other existing guidance is referenced that will be followed, including the NH Universal Guidance and guidance for the Food Service Industry, Child Care, Retail Stores, Amateur & Youth Sports, NH Performing Arts Venues, and various CDC guidance.

Resorts will be responsible for implementing operating plans designed to reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19. Guests will be responsible for following these procedures prior to and when they arrive at the ski area. Skier services will vary by resort as each area will decide which parts of its operation will be available to its guests. Guests should check the ski area’s website for the status of each ski area’s offerings and policies before arriving.

“We’re all looking forward to this ski season. It’s almost as if we have some unfinished business after having our season come to an abrupt end in mid-March,” said Keeler. “That said, the key to opening and staying open this year will be for ski areas to do their part, and guests to do theirs.  It’s up to all of us to observe and respect the new protocols being put in place that are designed to keep staff and guests safe and healthy.”

Ski New Hampshire is the statewide association representing 30 alpine and cross-country resorts in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, trail conditions, vacation planning, and updated winter events at Ski New Hampshire resorts, visit SkiNH.com. For statewide travel info, go to VisitNH.gov.

A copy of the NH ski area guidance can be found here.

This morning Roy Prescott had the opportunity to speak with Christopher Bellis on behalf of the M&D Playhouse and he told us all about their upcoming Summer Slam Series. Click below to listen and get all the ticket info at MDPLAYHOUSE.COM

AUGUST (SERIES A)

Bakersfield Mist
Written by Stephen Sachs
Directed by Christopher Bellis
August 27, 29 / September 4, 6, 10, 12

Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when a world-class art expert flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.

Dramatist – Comedy/Drama

Matt & Ben
Written by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers
Directed by Mark Sickler
August 28, 30 / September 3, 5, 11, 13

Matt & Ben depicts its Hollywood golden boys – before J-Lo, before Gwyneth, before Project Greenlight, before Oscar, before anyone gave a damn. When the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they’re being tested by a Higher Power.

Concord/Samuel French – Comedy

Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m.