GILFORD — For the past 21 years, Greg Goddard’s life has revolved around the weather. As the general manager at Belknap County-owned Gunstock Mountain Resort, he checks the daily forecast up to six times a day, hoping for sun during the summer and cold weather or snow during the winter.
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Fair is set to begin on Sept. 12 and as volunteers work to bring new life to the event, the organization’s former shareholders and directors are arguing they are owed more than $102,000.
Shooters work their way through “stages” that look like the movieset version of a Mexican cantina, the Gilded Lilly saloon, a mining town, a jail and the fabled “Boot Hill” cemetery, complete with sun-bleached steer skull.
With suitcases full of handmade dresses, skirt supports, petticoats, corsets and wigs, Taylor Shelby and a group of five friends flew to Venice’s Carnival in February with one goal in mind: to live like 18th-century women of means.
THOMPSON and MESERVE’S PURCHASE — Anachronisms were the order of the day this weekend at the Cog, which for a fourth year hosted the celebration of steam, art, and of alternate pasts and futures known as the Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival.
Founded in 1719 by Scots-Irish Presbyterians fleeing religious persecution in Northern Ireland, Nutfield was the precursor community to Derry, Londonderry, Windham and the Derryfield neighborhood of Manchester.
THOMPSON and MESERVE’S PURCHASE — For a fourth year, the Mount Washington Cog Railway will serve as both inspiration and backdrop for whimsical as well as practical creativity when it hosts the Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival.
Owner Josh Rutstein says the concept is like the opposite of an escape room, with players following clues and solving problems to break into a series of rooms, and it uses a unique smartphone app system.
Former Gov. John H. Sununu, the chairman of Waterville Valley Holdings, said the transaction allows his group to build on its recent investments at the resort, which include new trails, lifts, snowmaking and base lodge expansion.
NORTH LINCOLN – Despite having just 3 inches of manmade wave beneath them, some of the best flowriders in the world nonetheless made it look easy Sunday at the second annual Akua Beach Classic Pro-Am Flowdown at Whale’s Tale Waterpark.
There have been 1,200 riders in the five weeks that the shuttle has been running, and, even though the state charges $5 per rider, it has lost money, said the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources commissioner.
When asked how to best describe Laconia Motorcycle Week, lifelong Harley-Davidson enthusiast and repeat Motorcycle Week attendee Richard Wickham offered four simple words: “Don’t believe the forecast.”
In 2011, on its 150th anniversary, the Auto Road decided to honor the many “firsts” that have been set at or on the 7.6-mile-long climb to the clouds, and, in particular, the North Country man who set them.