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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


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. 

From the Mount Washington Valley… Way of the Headband celebrate the release of their new album ROGUE ISLAND with their only live show of 2020! They have the amazing Riley Parkhurst Project opening the show and want to make this the event of the summer! Join them on Friday, August 28th at Theater In The Wood!

Way of the Headband is so happy to announce they have secured a safe venue and there will, of course, be rules in place for everyone’s safety. However, everyone will have their own space to comfortably enjoy the show!

This is an all ages event with BYOB options for 21+ attendees. No concessions will be sold so please plan accordingly.

Doors are at 7PM Sharp. You will need to arrive in a mask and be taken with your group to your seat. Once seated, you can remove your mask and get ready to enjoy the show!

Please bring valid photo ID along with your printed ticket.

This event will be limited to 90 ticketed guests and they CANNOT bend the rules on occupancy. So buy them NOW while they are still available!

Tickets are $10! Visit their website to purchase your tickets and learn more about the band at WAYOFTHEHEADBAND.COM

Listen to their NEW SONG featuring Riley Parkhurst… SILVER and BRONZE

The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s Annual Fun Run will be a virtual race this year! Participants are asked to run a designated length based on age and once complete, participants must submit a photo to Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, no later than Tuesday, September 1st, 2020.  Once the finish photos are received, BIBLF will be sending each participant a medal and a code to get a FREE pass into Story Land valid any day through the 2021 season and race t-shirts will be available for pick-up at Memorial Hospital sometime in mid-September!

            While the three organizations who host this event wish it could be in person, they hope families will use this opportunity to get kids outside and have some fun, while earning free passes into Story Land!  Online registration is only $10 per child and is open for children up to the age of 13. Scholarships, provided by Memorial Hospital, are available for students of SAU 9, 13, 20, 3 and MSAD 72 school districts. All net proceeds from this virtual race will go towards the BIBLF’s Bookmobile Program which has been out and about visiting communities and giving out free books this Summer!

            For more information and to register for the Fun Run, visit http://www.believeinbooks.org/kids-fun-run-at-story-land.html.

Click below to listen to Gino’s Interview with BIB’s Erin Sweeney on our sister station, Magic 104!

SAU9 Superintendent Kevin Richard joined Roy on the Morning Show today and they went up and down all the bigger points of SAU9’s Re-Entry Plan for the upcoming school year. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 and Superintendent Richard says SAU9 is ready.

If you would like to read the 35 page document all about the SAU9 Re-Entry Plan please visit SAU9.org

Today on The Morning Show, Clay played an interview that Gino Devaney had on our sister station, Magic 104,  with Conway Scenic Railroad Owner Dave Swirk via the phone and they discussed the Conway Scenic Railroad‘s Mountaineer Train and how they are adding another trip to their schedule. Dave also gave us a full rundown of how operation has changed at the train station due to COVID-19 and the guidelines they will be following to make sure everyone will be safe when riding with the Conway Scenic Railroad. Check out the interview below!

For ticket info and more details visit CONWAYSCENIC.COM


Regis Philbin Audio Tribute:

Regis Philbin, a legendary television personality who co-hosted Live With Regis and Kathie Lee for 15 years on ABC, has died at age 88.

In a statement, his family told People: “We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday. His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about. We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss.”

Philbin died Saturday. He and Kathle Lee Gifford launched their show in 1988, and when she left after 15 years, the pair remained close. He went onto to host Live! With Regis and Kelly, alongside Kelly Ripa, from 2001-2011. Philbin also served as the original host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? from 1999 to 2002, Million Dollar Password, the first season of America’s Got Talent, hosted multiple Miss America pageants as well as a reoccurring co-host seat on Rachael Ray.

Philbin was born in 1931 and raised in the Bronx. He attended University of Notre Dame, served in the Navy, then began a career in Hollywood with a local San Diego show called The Regis Philbin Show.

Philbin won multiple Emmys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Philbin was married twice and his survived by J.J. Philbin and Joanna Philbin, whom he shared with his wife of 50 years, Joy Philbin. He was also shared Amy Philbin, with his first wife Catherine Faylen. Philbin and Faylen had another child, son Daniel Philbin, who died in 2014.


In a statement posted on Instagram, Ripa and her current co-host, Ryan Seacrest, said they were “beyond saddened” by Philbin’s death.

“He was the ultimate class act, bringing his laughter and joy into our homes everyday on Live for more than 23 years,” the statement said. “We were beyond lucky to have him as a mentor in our careers and aspire everyday to fill his shoes on the show.”


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The 20th anniversary of Seek the Peak a success amongst challenging times 

 North Conway, NH –  The non-profit Mount Washington Observatory celebrated its 20th anniversary Seek the Peak(STP) hike-a-thon with over 300 hikers participating virtually around the country raising nearly $110,000 in pledges.  The events’ proceeds benefit the Observatory’s summit operations where observers take hourly weather observations 24/7 continuing in 87-plus year data set used in forecasting, education and science.

Participants were encouraged to hike from anywhere between July 1-20, 2020 and to share their hikes on the Seek the Peak Facebook group page to continue to inspire the Seek the Peak community and to ultimately be included in a video bringing together the STP participants in a virtual format. Additionally, participants were asked to send along a story/prayer flag reflecting their hike of choice and years of participation to be included in a collection of flags from participants spanning the 20-year event with a plan to ultimately fly from the summit tower on Mount Washington in celebration of 20 years of STP.

Hikers took the challenge to heart, trekking up peaks beyond Mount Washington. Some chose different massive mountains in the Presidential Range while others stuck closer to home in town forests, woodlands, and state parks. Long time participants the Nowicki family went up and down hills in their neighborhood to equal the elevation of the Ammonoosuc Trail. To keep their STP experience authentic they had candy and gifts sent from North Conway’s iconic shops Zeb’s and The Penguin to share after their outing. Robin Hirsch who has been involved with Seek the Peak since the beginning opted to finish her Sleeping Giant Mountain (CT) Master  certificate, totaling 50 miles of trail over several months, to round out her virtual STP event.

“It was truly amazing to see the Seek the Peak community come together virtually through the Facebook Group and with emails to share their hikes and experiences and to inspire each other,” said Brand Manager Krissy Fraser. “We are so thankful for our participants and sponsors for continuing to make this event incredibly special and a successful critical fundraising event in support of the Observatory.”

Participants who reached a $200 fundraising goal were awarded with an exclusive Cotopaxi backpack provided by presenting sponsors Eastern Mountain Sports.  Leading fundraisers were awarded special prizes. Chris Nichols was the top fundraiser raising over $8,000 with 20-year participant Lee Eckhardt close behind raising a clever $6,288—that’s the elevation of Mount Washington.  Other 20-year Seek the Peak hikers Brad Griswold, and Pat and Brenda Daly were recognized for their dedication.  A special Brad Bradstreet Award recognizing a love and enthusiasm for STP and the Observatory was awarded to longtime volunteer coordinators of the event and 2020 participants Hank and Linda Dresch.

You can view the both the 20 year celebration video and the STP 2020 virtual hike videos on YouTube.  Donations are still being accepted and the option to earn the exclusive Cotopaxi pack will be available through the end of July. Visit www.seekthepeak.org to support the event and visit www.mountwashington.org for the  information on additional Observatory programs including a free virtual Science in the Mountains lecture series slated to launch on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Seek the Peak is made possible with support from presenting sponsors Oboz Footwear, Eastern Mountain Sports with additional support from The Mount Washington Auto Rd., Martini Northern, First Light, White Mountain Oil, Mason & Mason Insurance, Delta Dental and WMWV 93.5FM.

About Mount Washington Observatory:

Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring the elements from its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit MountWashington.org.