Conklin’s Conquer Mt. Washington

Monthly Archives: May 2014

Conklin’s Conquer Mt. Washington

May 31, 2014

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley residents, Brenda & Preston Conklin, recently spent eight days atop Mt. Washington staying at the Mt. Washington Observatory. Brenda is no stranger to hiking adventure having hiked the Appalachian Trail solo (with Preston’s support!) as a 60th birthday … Continue reading

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Tennis Center: 12 Courts Open

May 30, 2014

By Jan Stearns

This just in from the Waterville Valley Tennis Center and the White Mountain Athletic Club: We have 12 courts open and more coming. We have plenty of courts and time for everyone and brand new Babolat racquets and shoes. Our … Continue reading

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Obituary: Claudine Gall

By Jan Stearns

Former Waterville Valley resident, Claudine Gall, passed away after a brave battle with ovarian cancer.  I often watched Claudine watering and maintaining the flower bed outside my office window – at the corner of Valley and Tecumseh Roads.  I often … Continue reading

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Guided Hike to the Cascades

By Jan Stearns

Join WVAIA volunteer Dan Newton for a hike to the Cascades in Waterville Valley this Saturday, May 31.  Meet at 1:30 p.m. (NOTE: this is a change in time!) at the gazebo in Town Square.  Bring snacks and plenty of … Continue reading

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Interview with Olympian Julia Krass

May 29, 2014

By Jan Stearns

At just 16-years-old, Julia Krass is one of the fresh faces of freeskiing.  According to the U.S. Freeskiing Association, Julia burst onto the freeskiing scene in 2014 when she landed a spot on the inaugural Olympic slopestyle team. Her first … Continue reading

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Rey Center Welcomes Sherry Holmes

By Jan Stearns

Following the departure of Audrey Eisenhauer – the long-time executive director of the Margret and H.A. Rey Center – the organization has hired a new Program Specialist, Sherry Holmes. Sherry is a New Hampshire native, born and raised in Gorham, … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Assists Injured Hiker

May 28, 2014

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety’s Search & Rescue team assisted with the carry-out of an injured hiker on the Dickey side of the Welch & Dickey Trail Loop on Monday afternoon, May 26. The 52-year-old female hiker injured her … Continue reading

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Mad River Stepping Stones

By Jan Stearns

Dan Newton, president of WVAIA (Waterville Valley’s outdoor club), provides an update (with photos) on the Mad River Path river crossing… The stepping stones across the West Branch of the Mad River on the Mad River Path have been realigned … Continue reading

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Chowderfest Winners, Photos

May 27, 2014

By Jan Stearns

Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day for Waterville Valley’s 25th Annual Chowderfest & Brews! Over 700 people sampled chowders by local chefs and brews from Smuttynose.  The Dusty Gray Band performed their country, rock and bluegrass mix on … Continue reading

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Youth Fishing Derby Grand Prize: iPad Mini

May 22, 2014

By Jan Stearns

Youths 15 and under are invited to participate in Waterville Valley’s 5th annual ‘Casting for Kirby’ youth fishing derby on Saturday, May 24. There will be some awesome prizes awarded – including the grand prize, an iPad Mini!  First Place … Continue reading

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