Sculptor and industrial designer Quinn Morrissette was one of two artist selected to spend the summer being inspired by the White Mountain National Forest. ~ Photo courtesy of quinnmorrissette.com
PLYMOUTH, NH – A sculptor set to be inspired by the White Mountain National Forest will have his art on display Friday (7/6/18).
Sculptor and industrial designer Quinn Morrissette, one of two White Mountain National Forest Artists in Residence this year will have his work on display at the Museum of the White Mountains in Plymouth beginning at 6:30 pm.
Quinn is one of two White Mountain National Forest Artists in Residence this year. The current exhibit at the museum, “The People’s Forest,” celebrating the White Mountain National Forest Centennial, will be open for viewing prior to the talk.
Morrissette, a native of Berlin, NH, will talk about the National Forest and its importance in his life, share some of his previous work, and highlight research, images, videos, and models that he has been using to develop the sculptural work he will be creating on the National Forest this summer. The work is also part of his capstone project at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Like many North Country kids, Morrissette spent much of his childhood outside, and the environment of northern New Hampshire provides both the source and inspiration for much of his work. “As a boy, I was blessed to have the Androscoggin Valley as my playground,” he says. “My adventures here never stopped, and I’m continually discovering new ideas in the forest.” Morrissette was also influenced by his grandfather, a millwright at the Groveton (NH) paper mill, who inspired him to learn metalworking, which plays an important role in his sculptures and design work.
“My project as Artist in Residence will be to create work that reflects our bond and interdependence with nature, and that inspires those who come in contact with it to carefully consider the White Mountain National Forest and its role in our lives, especially during the celebration of its 100th birthday. I also hope my work will show how new technologies and resources can be applied to the regional economy of northern New Hampshire, creating real, practical systems that fortify the relationship between local industry and the environment.”
The Artist in Residence program is a partnership between the White Mountain National Forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, with artist lodging provided by Friends of Mead Base Conservation Center.
For more about Quinn Morrissett go to https://www.quinnmorrissette.com. For additional information, or to be included on a list of upcoming programs, contact the Arts Alliance at (603) 323-7302 or email@example.com.
TOWANDA, PENNSYLVANIA – The Chocorua native accused of having a sexual relationship with a student in Pennsylvania is now faces additional charges in a higher court.
The Conway Daily Sun reports that 25-year-old Whitney Roberts, was just being charged with two counts of institutional sexual assault and a misdemeanor of corruption of a minor but now is being charged with nine felony counts of sexual contact with a student, one felony count of corruption of minors and one misdemeanor count of corruption of minors.
The case was moved from a magisterial district court in Bradford County, Pennsylvania to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas.
In March it was reported that Roberts allegedly had sex with a teenage boy in Franklin Township, Pennsylvania after she made out with a 17-year-old boy at a party the Friday before Thanksgiving.
The victim is now claiming that he and Roberts engaged in other sexual activities in addition to the original incident.
According to the Daily Review, Roberts is free on $10,000 unsecured bail.
4th Of July Celebrations
Annual Hellen Hayes Memorial 4th of July Parade & Festivities!
Parade starts at 11am and runs from Black Fly Ball field, along US Route 302 to Hodgkins Veterans Park at School St. and Albany Ave.
Float / Participant information:
9 am – Registration at Black Fly Ball field
10 am – Judging begins.
10:15 am – Judging ends.
11 am – Parade begins.
11:45 am – Awards at Hodgkins Park
Noon – Barbecue at Hodgkins Park
For more information go to bartlettrec.wordpress.com
Gates open at 5:00pm
The White Mountain Regional High School Jr. ROTC will be collecting a donation of $5 per car which will go towards funding the program.
5:00 pm -9:15 pm – look for fun and games behind the base lodge including a bouncy house, lawn games, face painting, and balloon twisting with Maryanne the Magnificent.
Annual country-style BBQ featuring all-American favorites from corn on the cob to burgers (purchase food a la carte).
6:00 pm -9:30 pm – Performance by Rust and Ruin (intermission from 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm)
9:30 pm – Fireworks
For more information go to www.brettonwoods.com
July 4 Celebrations”
7:15 am – 9:00 am – 39th Annual Footrace Registration Main Street
9:00 am – Kid’s Races begin adjacent to Library
10:00 am – Adult Races – 1.776 and 5 Mile begin
1:30 pm – Parade Line up at Chase Circle
2 pm – Parade starts
7pm – 9:15 pm – Center Harbor Town Band with Director Carlos Martinez
Fireworks at 9:15 pm – Over Center Harbor Bay presented by Atlas Pyrotechnics.
For more information go to www.centerharbornh.org/
Conway Scenic Railroad’s 4th of July “Firecracker Express” will be running a train into the North Conway village from it’s freight house on West Main Street in Conway starting at 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, and at 6:00 pm an 80 passenger Buddliner car will also pick up passengers in Conway.
At approximately 10:15 pm, immediately following the fireworks, all passengers will then bored the train in North Conway and return to the freight house in Conway Village. Seats are available by reservation, and Tickets will be sold in advance of the event online and at the ticket office in North Conway.
For more information and restrictions go to www.conwayscenic.com
July 4th Parades, Music and Fireworks in North Conway Village:
1:30 pm – Annual 4th of July parade in Conway Village.
3:45 pm – Performance of the National Anthem in Schouler Park.
4:00 pm – Act One Dance Company performance in Schouler Park.
4:45 pm – Riley & Dan Parkhurst performance in Schouler Park.
6:00 pm – JUNCO performance performance in Schouler Park.
7:30 pm – The Discount Gigolos play a combination of favorites from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s music into the night at Schouler Park.
9:30 pm – Fireworks presented by Atlas Pyrotechnics.
For more information go to www.mtwashingtonvalley.org.
Cranmore’s base area will be transformed into the All-American backyard barbeque with live music from Shark Martin, brews on tap, lawn games, fresh from the grill burgers & hot dogs, and friendly competition.
Various family-style competitions are ongoing throughout the day with fun prizes for the winners.
Admission is FREE (with exception of food and beverage & attractions).
For more information go to www.cranmore.com
Events from June 29-July 4:
Monday July 2nd
8 am – 7 pm – 2nd Annual Patriotic ATV Photo Scavenger Hunt. (Registration at Gorham Corner Market from 8 am-10 am)
5 pm – 10 pm – Miller Amusements Carnival Midway
6 pm – 9pm – Concert: Lil’ Penny
Tuesday July 3rd:
5 pm – 10 pm – Miller Amusements Carnival Midway
6 pm – 9pm – Concert: Shark Martin
Wednesday, July 4:
11 am – Kiddies Parade
Noon – 5 pm – Miller Amusements Carnival Midway
2 pm – Main Parade (Dublin St. down Rt 16 to Railroad St.)
5 pm – 10 pm – Miller Amusements Carnival Midway
6 pm – 10pm – Concert: Backlite Band
10 pm – Fireworks at the Gorham Common area presented by Atlas Pyrotechnics.
July 4th fireworks at dusk in Hesky Park
11 am – Parade beginning at Blake Road ending at the Moultonborough Function Hall (formerly the Lion’s Club) with a free BBQ for all.
July 4th fireworks at dusk over the water at Center Harbor Beach
For more information go to www.moultonboroughnh.gov
July 4 at 9:30 pm – Fireworks at Constitution Park (rain date: July 5)
Tuesday July 3rd 5 pm – Rochester’s inaugural “The Night Before the 4th” festival will include live music, children’s activities, food, vendors and more at the Rochester Community Center.
9:15 pm – Fireworks adjacent the community center field
July 3 at dusk at Quimby Fields
Family Day – July 4
7:00 am – Road Race registration at the KA Brett School
8:30 am – Road Race – Ordination Rock to the KA Brett School
10:15 am – Parade Registration at the Town Office
11:00 am – Fabulous Parade – Town House to Brett School
12:00 pm – Music, Games, Food and Activities
1:00 pm – Awards for parade participants announced at the tent at the KA Brett School
1:30 pm – Pie eating content and egg toss
7:00 pm – John Sarty Band at the KA Brett School
9:30 pm – Spectacular Fireworks at the KA Brett School
Call Parker Roberts 603-323-7582 with any questions.
July 4 at 9:30 pm – Fireworks at Brewster Academy Athletic Fields (rain date: July 5)
An 18-year-old Conway woman allegedly struck the bridge support Saturday (6/30/18). ~ Photo courtesy of Jackson Police
JACKSON, NH – New Hampshire transportation officials have reopened the iconic Jackson covered bridge after a weekend accident.
Officials with the department of transportation said a vehicle crashed into a support and first truss of the Honeymoon Covered Bridge on Saturday. T
he bridge, which is at the intersection of routes 16 and 16A, was closed over the weekend. DOT officials reopened the bridge at around 1pm yesterday, saying that they made temporary repairs which has allowed the bridge to be safely reopened to traffic for the usual passenger vehicles only.
Bartlett Police said that the driver of the vehicle was an 18-year-old woman from Conway. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, had failed to negotiate the village exit of the bridge striking the support beam and rolling the vehicle onto it’s drive side coming to rest inside the bridge.
The driver luckily only suffered minor cuts and bruises.
Authorities said that they don’t believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash but speed and driver distraction were.
Police said that no charges have been filed against the teen yet but they could be depending on evidence.
51-year-old Jennifer Wozmak has been charged with Theft by Unauthorized Taking. ~ Photo courtesy of Wolfeboro Police
WOLFEBORO, NH – A Rochester woman was arrested for scamming a scammer in Wolfeboro. Wolfeboro Police said that in March a Wolfeboro resident had reported having their identity stolen and the hacker had purchased a laptop using the victims business account. The scam had been perpetrated by someone in another country, who then turned to a shipping scam to get the computer shipped to them.
51-year-old Jennifer Wozmak, who was not affiliated with the scammer, was contacted via the internet for a “job opportunity” in which she was paid to pick up the package at UPS and then reship it to another location.
Wozmak allegedly picked up the package at the UPS in Laconia, but instead of shipping the computer Wozmak allegedly filled a shipping box with magazines and kept the computer.
Police said that Wozmak admitted to taking the computer and selling it.
She was charged with Theft by Unauthorized Taking and was released on $1000 personal recognizance.
‘JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM’ RULES BOX OFFICE AGAIN – (07/02/2018)
While newbies Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Uncle Drew were no slouches at the box office (earning $19 million and $15.5 million respectively) they simply couldn’t compete with the monster dino-hit Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
The Universal and Amblin Entertainment blockbuster snagged $56.1 million over the weekend, for a total of $932 million globally so far. The Chris Pratt, Jeff Goldblum and Bryce Dallas Howard-led sequel is just in its second week in the box office.
Incredibles 2 is also racking up the receipts, earning $45.5 million in its third weekend out, for a global tally of $647 million.
While Sicario and Uncle Drew couldn’t take top billing at the box office, they still outperformed their industry targets of $10 million-$13 million a piece.
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend’s box office results.
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — $56.1 million
- Incredibles 2 — $45.5 million
- Sicario: Day of the Soldado — $19 million
- Uncle Drew — $15.5 million
- Ocean’s 8 — $8 million
- Tag — $5.6 million
- Deadpool 2 — $3.5 million
- Sanju — $2.6 million
- Solo: A Star Wars Story — $2.293 million
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor? — $2.29 million
FRYEBURG, ME – A group of juveniles are lucky to be alive after a joy ride in Fryeburg early Friday morning.
A 15-year-old girl took a vehicle from a Fryeburg Home without permission before crashing it into a tree early Friday Morning. ~ Photo courtesy of Fryeburg Police
According to Fryeburg police they alongside fire and rescue responded to an accident on Haley Town Road where a 1999 Cadillac Escalade crashed into a tree just after 3:30 Friday morning.
Police said all 8 occupants fled into the woods after the crash.~ Photo courtesy of Fryeburg Police
Police said that an unlicensed 15-year-old girl took the vehicle without permission from a home on Meadow Lane and picked up 7 of her friends before crashing it into a tree. Police said that all of the occupants initially fled the scene on foot into the woods before being located by Fryeburg Police Officers.
Fryeburg Chief Joshua Potvin said the occupants were extremely fortunate to be alive.~ Photo courtesy of Fryeburg Police
Two of the juveniles were taken to Maine Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Three other passengers were treated on scene and then released.
Fryeburg Chief Joshua Potvin said the occupants were extremely fortunate to be alive. He said they are still investigating the crash but believe speed along with the driver’s inexperience caused the crash. The Chief added that several criminal charges are likely to come from the accident.