January 1, 2016

No news from the town office as it was closed this week. Keep tuned.

Gibson Center: The Center is closed on Friday for the New Year. Monday the Gibson Center bus goes to the Wentworth for a lunch buffet and to watch the ice artists create beautiful carvings. Join them. On Tuesday there’s a trip to Stonehurst for dinner at 5 p.m. Call 356-3132 if you’ve not made arrangements already. On Wednesday at noon there will be a celebration of the 12th day of Christmas with songs and door prizes. At 12:30 p.m. Care for the Caregivers will meet. Medicare counseling is available on Thursday starting at noon. Call for an appointment. On Friday the bus can pick you up at 9 a.m. for a trip to the Currier Museum and a special display of the work of Maxfield Parrish. Call 356-3231 to make arrangements.

Library: The Mountain View Knitters will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday. At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday it’s Story Time for Twos and on Wednesday at that time it’s Story Time for Wee Ones with Sara. At 4 p.m. kids can explore Spanish with Gigi. At 4:30 p.m. there’s Robotics and at 6 p.m. there’s a Social Security Workshop. On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Threes and Fours followed at 11 a.m. with Yoga for Kids. At 6:30 p.m. Ed Parsons hosts Hiking the White Mountains. On Saturday at 10 a.m. there’s another Social Security Workshop.

Family and friends of Richard Wales were in attendance at both Furber and White Funeral Home Monday night and the First Congregational Church on Tuesday to honor Dick’s life. After the services on Tuesday morning the family accompanied the hearse to the Conway Cemetery and Dick was buried next to Elaine.

It’s finally looking a lot like winter with our first snowfall of the season. Be safe out there and enjoy the week. Have a great New Year!

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all!

Due to the holidays, there will be no selectmen’s meetings the rest of this month. There is a Planning Board Work Session on Monday December 28 at 7 p.m. The Selectmen’s Office is closed on Friday, January 1.

Gibson Center: Remember to sign up for the following trips: Light Tour of Loudon Race Track going December 29. On January 5 there’s a three course meal at Stonehurst. January 12 at noon have lunch at the Red Parka Pub. Call 356-3231 to reserve your spot. The Center is closed Friday for Christmas and next Friday, January 1 for the New Year. On Thursday, December 31 there will be a special New Years Eve dinner.

Library: Monday at 4 p.m. enjoy Magic the Gathering Club. At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday it’s Story Time for Twos, on Wednesday it’s Story Time for Wee Ones with Tara and on Thursday it’s Story Time for Preschoolers. The library closes at 1 p.m. on Thursday for Christmas.

UNH Extension: Some tips on saving money on heating this winter. Try lowering your thermostat by a degree. Each degree reduces the cost by about two percent. Adjusting the thermostat from 73 to 68 degrees typically saves about 10 percent in fuel bills. A programable thermostat can do this for you automatically. Having your heating system professionally serviced will save 10 percent on costs. Consider replacing your system with a new Energy Star-qualified heating system if yours is more than 15 years old. Seal air leaks around windows, doors, piping, lighting fixtures, fireplace dampers, attic hatches, bulkhead doors with caulking, weather stripping, insulation, and plastic film to further isolate you home and save on heating bills.

There is sad news today. Richard Wales died on Sunday, December 20. Dick spent most of his life in this area and will be remembered by many. Visiting hours will be Monday, December 28 at Furber and White Funeral Home from six to eight p.m. and services will be held the following day, December 29, at the Conway Village Congregational Church at eleven a.m. You can send a message of condolence to www.furberandwhite.com. An obituary will be published in the Sun.

Both Wildcat Mountain and Bretton Woods will be open for skiing on Christmas day.

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve Dinner at Darby Field Inn. Make reservations for the 6 or 8:30 p.m. seating.

Join in the fun of Mystery NH a real life escape room experience. In under 60 minutes, you and your team must find clues, open locks, solve puzzles, and decrypt messages in order to unravel the mystery and “escape” the room. There are two different themed rooms to choose from at Settlers Green, Suite D19 (across from Kitchen Collection). Join the fun on December 26 from 2-9 p.m., December 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., December 28, 29, 30 from 2 to 9 p.m., December 31 and Jan 1 from 2 to 6 p.m. On January 2 the hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and January 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Don’t miss the New Year’s Eve Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Schouler Park.

Though there is no snow on the ground for Christmas, it’s still a time to celebrate. Have a great holiday.