Saturday, July 22
• Tin Mountain Conservation Center provides hands-on learning about the natural environment, offering field trips, classes with naturalists and summer camps for kids age 4-16 at four different locations.
• World War II U.S. Navy combat veteran Dwight A. Smith of Kearsarge last month visited the beaches of Normandy, France, site of the Allied invasion on what is known as D-Day, June 6, 1944. During the war, Smith, 92, was stationed in the South Pacific.
• Late Thursday afternoon, conservation officers with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department received a report that a body had been located in the woods off of the Isolation Trail in the Dry River Wilderness. Few details have been released by Fish and Game pending confirmation of the identity of the deceased and subsequent family notifications. But earlier in the week, a large-scale search was conducted in the same area of the Dry River Wilderness for missing hiker Gregory Auriemma, 63, of Brick, N.J.
Tuesday, July 25
• Fryeburg, Maine, selectmen last Thursday voted to extend a moratorium that prevents proposed marijuana businesses from making applications to the planning board.
• A Carroll County Superior Court judge decided last Friday to lessen the sentence handed down on convicted sex offender Joshua Baud based on the fact that a prior judge had struggled with just how much prison time Baud deserved.
• The Mount Washington Commission at its quarterly meeting last Friday in the Tip Top House at the summit of Mount Washington looked at the future of the Yankee Building, parking at summit.
• White Horse Addiction said it was holding the grand opening of its Shed facility, located at 70 Route 16B, Ossipee, on Friday afternoon, with a barbecue and live music from a Nashville band.
• "Day Out With Thomas," a family event that is the largest summer event for the Conway Scenic Railroad, will hold its second weekend of Thomas the Tank Engine-themed rides and activities this weekend.
Wednesday, July 26
• Arts Jubilee board president Bob Hamilton died unexpectedly at his home from undetermined causes last weekend. Hamilton, 60, was employed as a registered nurse at Mineral Springs nursing home in North Conway.
• Conway School Board members voted 4-2 Monday night to reject a proposal to move all Conway sixth-graders to Kennett Middle School beginning in the 2018-19 school year.
• Hunter Lawrence Perry tells the story of hunting a record bear with his 11-year-old Plott hound (a hunting breed that brings big game to bay or tree) Alvarez.
• Conway's Eloryn Fall, an eighth grader at Kennett High School, joined 150 scientists at the 54th annual Hubbard Brook Cooperators' Meeting in North Woodstock. She gave a 10-minute presentation which outlined that peak foliage is happening later each year. The peak is about 10 days later than it once was.
Thursday, July 27
• Conway Public Library building was named to the National Register of Historic Places on July 17.
• Carroll County is gearing up for the start of "pick your own" blueberry season. Meanwhile, county commissioners are hoping to find $20,000 for a study to determine what could be done with hundreds of acres of agricultural land that Commissioner Mark Hounsell believes could be a hedge against a "food shortage."
• Eight-year-old Harrison Holt rescued his 11-month-old sister from the family home in Dummer as flames raged through the attached barn Sunday.
• A committee charged with recommending what should be done with the Conway Community Building got an earful from town staff on Monday evening about problems they said range from lack of fire suppression and air conditioning in the gym to hornets on the playground.
• The Madison Board of Selectmen hosted a "Meet the Chiefs" gathering last month to announce staffing changes in Madison.
Friday, July 28
• Selectmen past and present praised their peacemaking, candy-loving, soon-to-be-retired town manager Earl Sires on Tuesday at the last selectmen's meeting Sires would be attending in an official capacity. Sires stepped down after 17 years in the position.
• State Sen. Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) said he intends to file legislation aimed at preventing animal cruelty cases like the one last month in which dozens of Great Danes were seized.
• The Mountain Top Music Center's will give a presentation on its plans for the Majestic Theatre/Bolduc Block in Conway Village at an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6-8 p.m.
• Ossipee selectmen tried to order a 2017 Chevy police cruiser in March, but the order went so awry they reportedly lost track of the car somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Selectmen voted at their Monday meeting to rescind that order and try again locally.
• The annual Tamworth street fair that is planned for Aug. 5 will include performances by yo-yo masters and a new children's area.
- Category: Week In Review