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Waterville Goes Pink with Boarding for Breast Cancer

WATERVILLE VALLEY — During the past 8 years, Waterville Valley Resort has raised over $38,000 in support of Boarding For Breast Cancer over Super Bowl weekend.

The event will take place again this year on February 1-2 and will include a product raffle and Pink Rail Jam. Skiers can show their support by coming out to the mountain and purchasing a pink Waterville logo sticker or honor someone you know by naming a pink ribbon for them at Guest Services on the second floor of the Base Lodge. Stickers will be sold at the Ticket Office and Guest Services for $2 each and pink ribbons can be bought for $1.

While at the mountain, stop by the Sunroom on the second floor of the Base Lodge to take your chances on some great products that are up for grabs in the Pink Raffle. Jackets, snowboards, helmets, and other gear from all the sponsors who made this possible will be raffled off on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guests do not need to be present to win.

Sponsors of this year's event inc; The Snowboard Shack, Buchikas Ski & Bike, Skullcandy, bern Unlimited, Burton Snowboards, Salomon, Bonfire, Volcom, Neff, Stance, Lazer Helmets, Oakley, O'Neill Outerwear, Nomis, and the Town Square Businesses; Dreams & Visions, Bookmonger, Coyote Grill, Waterville Valley Reality, The Lantern, and Legends.

For riders and skiers who are ready to hit the park a donation of $25 can be made by registering for the Pink Rail Jam. Registration is in the Base Lodge Sunroom from 8 – 10 a.m. The competition will start at noon and will be held in Exhibition Terrain Park.

Waterville Valley Resort offers 220 skiable acres and is New Hampshire's Family Resort. The ski area peaks at 4,004 feet with a vertical drop of 2,020 feet, 50 trails and 11 lifts.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:16

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Plymouth writer Joe Monninger previews his work-in-progress based on an Irish myth

PLYMOUTH — Pease Public Library will present Joseph Monninger, author of more than twenty novels and professor at Plymouth State University discussing his current work-in-progress on Tuesday, February 4 at 7 p.m. in the library's Community Room. Because he has published novels in five decades, Monninger will also speak about the change in the publishing world, the use of a penname, and the effect of myth on story.

On a trip to Gili, Indonesia – one of the settings for his best-known novel, Eternal on the Water, Joseph Monninger first encountered the Irish folk tale of Tir na nOg. It is the story of Oisin (a human hero) and Niamh (a woman of the otherworld) and their life and love on a magical island. Now he has taken the story and written it for a modern audience and has also used it as the framework for an historical novel set at the prisoner of war camp in Stark, New Hampshire during World War II.

The novel, The Major's Daughter, will be published in July 2014 under the penname, J.P. Francis. His modern telling of Tir na nOg is now available to read, either electronically or in print, from Pease Public Library. The PDF of the script can be downloaded from www.peasepubliclibrary.org, or, alternatively, a paper copy can be signed out at the library desk. Attendees are encouraged to read the text before the presentation. This program will be of interest to writers as well as those who enjoy reading Monninger's work.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:12

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster Visits ECP

PLYMOUTH — 2nd District Congresswoman Annie Kuster toured the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) January 22 and said it's a great example of a partnership creating economic opportunity in New Hampshire.

The ECP, located at One Bridge Street, is a business incubator and accelerator whose goal is to support entrepreneurship, small businesses, and economic development in central New Hampshire. Currently there are seven tenants in the building, which opened last October. The ECP is a model of educational and public collaboration.

The Grafton County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) built the facility using federal, state and corporate funding; PSU provides incubator staffing, business services and intellectual capital through the College of Business Administration. Essentially, the ECP provides a "one stop shopping" location for businesses throughout the region seeking advice and counseling, services, leased space, mentoring, and networking.

Kuster pledged to assist the local business and education leaders meeting her at the ECP. "We want to be a part of this going forward and to help you grow and thrive," said Kuster. "This is such a fabulous opportunity and you're all to be commended for bringing people together to get things done the New Hampshire way."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:08

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Senior Momentum Ceramics program at Art Escape

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um Art Escapes Ceramics program on Monday, February 3 at 10 a.m. at Art Escape in Laconia.

Participants can choose a piece to paint and enjoy some company. The pieces start at $3 and include painting and firing. All participants are responsible for their own costs. There is a minimum participation for this field trip so interested participants are asked to please RSVP by January 29.

For more information or to RSVP contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:55

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