Franconia Notch http://nhpr.org en Celebration Of Lupines Kicks Off Around Franconia Notch http://nhpr.org/post/celebration-lupines-kicks-around-franconia-notch <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Communities around New Hampshire's </span>Franconia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Notch are holding their </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Celebration of Lupines. &nbsp;</span></div><div>Though the festival focuses on the spiky purple wildflowers that grow in abundance across the region, flowers are just part of the event, which takes place throughout the month of June. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend incudes an open-air market in Sugar Hill. Sun, 08 Jun 2014 17:57:53 +0000 Associated Press 49877 at http://nhpr.org Celebration Of Lupines Kicks Off Around Franconia Notch Lost Massachusetts Hiker Rescued After Spending Cold Night In White Mountains http://nhpr.org/post/lost-massachusetts-hiker-rescued-after-spending-cold-night-white-mountains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lost Massachusetts hiker was rescued Thursday afternoon after spending a bitterly cold night in the White Mountains.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:00:13 +0000 Michael Brindley 40051 at http://nhpr.org Copper Cannon's Free Summer Camp http://nhpr.org/post/copper-cannons-free-summer-camp <div>Copper Cannon Camp is tucked away in Franconia Notch on 128 acres of White Mountain National Forest. &nbsp;In some ways a typical overnight camp with sing-a-longs at night and archery during the day, Copper Cannon is unusual in one respect. &nbsp;As Sean Hurley reports, it's one of only a handful of co-ed camps in the country that's absolutely free for kids of low income families.&nbsp;</div><div><p>I'm only at Copper Cannon Camp for 30 seconds when Zach and Rob, two eleven year old boys, spot my recorder and come racing over.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:43:30 +0000 Sean Hurley 32903 at http://nhpr.org Copper Cannon's Free Summer Camp Motorcyclist Killed In Franconia Notch Crash Identified http://nhpr.org/post/motorcyclist-killed-franconia-notch-crash-identified <p>The motorcyclist killed Thursday morning in the Franconia Notch has been identified as Robin Staines, 47, of Pembroke, Massachusetts, according to state police.</p><p>Staines was traveling north on the two-lane section of I-93,&nbsp;failed to make the turn at the entrance of the former parking area for the Old Man of the Mountain.</p><p>He was thrown from his Harley-Davidson and was not wearing a helmet.</p><p>Passersby gave him CPR until an ambulance arrived but he died of his injuries at Littleton Regional Hospital.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:57:01 +0000 Chris Jensen 29437 at http://nhpr.org Snow Squalls, Accidents In North Country http://nhpr.org/post/snow-squalls-accidents-north-country <p></p><p>A series of snow squalls hit parts of&nbsp;the North Country early Thursday night, causing a series of accidents including one that temporarily closed northbound Interstate 93 in Franconia.</p><p>The Franconia crash happened just after 6 p.m. and&nbsp;involved a tractor trailer. It happened&nbsp;just north of the Franconia Notch. The impact broke the tractor away from its cargo-carrying trailer.</p><p>The driver was thrown from the cab and taken to Littleton Regional Hospital.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okRlzUOLjCQ&amp;feature=youtu.be</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:17:09 +0000 Chris Jensen 17688 at http://nhpr.org Snow Squalls, Accidents In North Country