Ka-Boom, Bam and Bang followed by pretty colored skies illuminated the little valley known as Hanover. The year 2012 has slipped away with quite some merriment and was replaced with 2013. We wish everyone a safe, happy and successful new year.
Of special interest to those who love hiking our mountains, Eastern Alpine Guide, edited by M.T. Jones and L.L. Willey should be on your must have, must read list. A comprehensive review of this new book may be read on northeasthikes.com, Daren Worcester’s Website. Very briefly the 348-page volume contains contributions from explorers, scientists, naturalists and land managers. Each page has fine illustrations including Mount Goose Eye photos by Daren who grew up in Hanover. He is the son of Bill and Gail Worcester. Daren, his wife Fran and son Wyatt currently live in Hooksett, N.H. They are very active all-season hikers and Daren has authored Maine and New Hampshire trail descriptions and placed them on his Website along with great photos.
Work has started on a full-length movie to be mostly filmed in Hanover. Hanover House is a fictional horror movie in a rural Maine Street setting that is thought to have its own ghost. Corey Norman, who has secured funding to produce it, wrote the movie.
The weather the past few weeks has snowmobile enthusiasts out and working on trails. Some trails have been opened but there remain rough places and open streams that can be difficult and dangerous to cross. The slower set has been out on snowshoes and cross-country skiing. The children zipping down the hills on their sleds are moving at a good clip.
We have seen a few hungry looking turkeys rummaging around for slim pickings.
During Christmas dinner Brian looked out and said, “There is a bobcat!” Everyone looked outside and thought perhaps it was hungry and would like to join us, but it didn’t linger and was soon out of sight.
From the Hanover Town Office we report that the early pay discount ended Dec. 31 at the close of business.