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With the arrival of the 13th year of the North Conway Public Library’s annual Bike for Books fundraiser the library has decided to hold a raffle for a Specialized Hardrock mountain bike. The hardtail bike, donated by Stan and Dan’s Sport-Bike Shop for the event, features a  75mm-travel front suspension fork with preload adjustment. It’s a bike that’s “tough enough to handle the rough stuff.”
Raffle tickets for the mountain bike will cost $10 apiece and multiple tickets can be bought at a time until the raffle drawing on Sept. 27 during Bike for Books.
Tickets can also be obtained through gathering pledges for the event. For every $25 dollars raised through pledges, three raffle tickets will be given to the fund raiser. If the pledges exceed the registration fee, they can be used to offset the entrance fee. And the more pledges raised for the event, the greater the chances of winning the Specialized mountain bike! Check www.NorthConwayLibrary.com/BfB for more information on raising pledges and to download your pledge form.
Bike for Books-Mountain Bike Adventure Rides offers mountain biking enthusiasts of all abilities a great opportunity to explore the varied trails and terrain along well-marked routes in the Mount Washington Valley. Several route options will be marked for all levels of riders, from novice to expert and some kid-friendly family loops, too. You can ride for an hour or do the epic ride with all the technically challenging hero options which takes about 4 to 6 hours for even the strongest riders.
Participants can register either online at BikeReg.com or download a registration form at the North Conway Library’s website or register from 8 to 11 a.m. at the event.
Tickets for the Specialized mountain bike are on sale now at the North Conway Public Library at 2719 Main Street in North Conway Village.
The Library would like to thank Stan and Dan’s Sport-Bike Shop for their generous donation and support.
The North Conway Public Library is a privately funded nonprofit organization, free and open to the public. Any resident of the Mount Washington Valley can get a free library card. The Library doesn’t receive any money from the town, the State of NH, or the federal government. Major sources of income are donations and fundraisers.  
Visit www.NorthConwayLibrary.com/BfB  for more information or call the Library at (603) 356-2961.

The Happy Conway Video Project, sponsored by Settlers' Green Outlet Village as a way to help celebrate Conway's 250th Anniversary, has assembled a professional production team and filming has begun. Work will continue over the next six to eight months and the World Premier of the completed video will be presented at the 2015 Fourth of July celebration in Schouler Park.

More than 50 local groups, organizations and businesses have already enthusiastically signed up to perform a small segment of the song for the cameras, with more to come. One of the goals of the project is to be inclusive of "everything and everyone Conway." Filming is not limited to just Conway and we are looking for locations and people in the area that are a big part of the Conway heart and soul!

The catchy pop song "Happy" has spawned hundreds of videos. From Boston College students, to the staff of a French hotel to Syrians living in refugee camps, recreating the Happy video has become a way for communities to express pride and joy in their everyday lives.

There is still time to get involved and interested parties are encouraged to inquire about the details. The project is also looking for volunteers to be an "an extra pair of hands" at shoots and other Happy activities. The progress of the project can be followed on the Happy Conway Facebook page.

For full details contact Project Manager Dick Pollock at (603) 770-8277 or by e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Quick Admit coming to Conway
White Mountains Community College to offer Quick Admit Day at Kennett High School Aug. 27

BERLIN — White Mountains Community College prides itself on being committed to their students, so in an effort to help expedite the application process for prospective students traveling from the Mount Washington Valley area, White Mountains Community College is offering a Quick Admit session in Conway.

A Quick Admit session is simply one stop shopping for students interested in applying for the fall 2014 semester. Prospective students are encouraged to bring their high school transcripts or GED scores and any other college transcripts along with a completed application, Aug. 27, anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. and the college will waive the $20 dollar application fee.

Interested students will have the opportunity to speak with an admissions counselor and begin the financial aid process. Enter the back door by the Career and Technical education wing and meet college representatives in the library. Light snacks will be served.

"Life is incredibly busy for both traditional and non-traditional students. We don't want this to get in the way of applying to college. We'd like to help make the process as simple as possible so we are here to help and get students moving forward with their future goals" states Kristen Miller, admissions counselor at White Mountains Community College. Quick Admit days are designed to help prospective students move quickly through the admissions process and are held at colleges and universities throughout the country.

A highlight of the White Mountains Community College Quick Admit day is that Kennett High School juniors and seniors are invited to come and apply to the college and register for the evening college classes for this fall. While still taking high school classes, Kennett High School junior and seniors, for $50 a class, can get a jump start on their college careers for a very affordable price. Some of the courses offered at Kennett High School for the fall 2014 semester are: child growth and development, introduction to early intervention, human growth and development, legal and ethical issues, psychology, and college composition.

White Mountains Community College offers courses in Berlin, Conway, Littleton and Online. With more than 50 degree and certificate programs and a recent 5 percent reduction in tuition, White Mountains Community College is affordable and accessible for all individuals, whether you are looking to obtain a college degree or change your career.

The college has a number of articulation agreements so transferring into a four year college for those interested in a bachelor's degree is quick and seamless. For more information, please call White Mountains Community College, (603) 752-1113 ext. 3000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

SANDWICH CENTER — The Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is exhibiting Lakes Region artist Margery Thomas Mueller who for the past 18 months has been working on Yupo paper. Yupo, a plastic used for industrial purposes, has no "teeth" to hold ink, graphite or any medium to its surface without being fixed.

Mueller's experiments with Yupo have led her to work in a "manner that is always flexible and uncertain.'' The results are "luscious landscapes" in graphite, charcoal and India ink. Mueller is inspired by the nature that surrounds her in the Lakes Region. Her work on Yupo began with images of birds. Three of her paintings contain flocks moving in patterns and flying freely overhead. 

The gallery, located at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich, is open from Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Visit www.patricialaddcarega.com or call (603) 284-7728 for more information.

OSSIPEE—The following students have been named to the 4th Quarter Honor Roll at Cornerstone Christian Academy for the 2013-14 school year:

Grade 8: High Honors: Robert doCarmo, Wolfeboro. Honors: Caleb Holmes, Alton.

Grade 7: Honors: Kyle Diamond, Milton Mills. Honorable Mention: Madison Shatzer, Ossipee.

Grade 6: High Honors: Joseph Wasson, Ossipee. Honors: Noah Shatzer, Ossipee.

Grade 5: Honors: Ashley Diamond, Milton Mills; Alyssa Dow, Wolfeboro; Elizabeth

Fogg, Wolfeboro; Catherine Ling, Wolfeboro; Kendall Proulx, Wakefield; and Abagael

Swenson, Alton. Honorable Mention: Indie Cisneros, Sanbornville and Elizabeth Pellerin,

Milton Mills.

Grade 4: Honors: Emma Noble, Wolfeboro and Emma Scott, Tamworth. Honorable

Mention: Jesse Avery, Ossipee, and Reagan Blanchet, Parsonsfield, Maine.

Grade 3: Honors: Steven DeFranza, Ossipee; Andrew doCarmo, Wolfeboro; Alex

Gagne, Alton; Amber Stillion, Moultonborough, and Hannah Swenson, Ossipee.

Visit www.cornerstoneca.net or call (603) 539-8636 for more information about Cornerstone Christian Academy.

 

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