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Winter Vegetables: There’s Plenty of Produce That’s In Season

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Everybody assumes that local produce isn’t available come winter, and those people cannot be more wrong, says Michael Anthony, author of the cookbook V Is …

Raise Your Glass: Wine Giant Makes a Nice Little Cab

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Trapiche Oak Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Mendoza, Argentina, $10.99 I appreciate the effort that goes into making a high-quality wine, and there are a number …

Notes From the Garden: A Soup From the Root Cellar for Groundhog Day

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Old timers say that on Groundhog Day we should still have half our wood supply, or more. This year I had more than half as …

Sight and Sound

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Young musicians gathered on Saturday at the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon for a sight reading party with teacher Benjamin Kulp. At top, Miriam Herron, 12, of Hanover smiles during the party. Below, musicians Oscar Solberg, 10, …

VTC Recruiting Women

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

During the four years she studied electromechanical engineering at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Desiree Cerretani found a lot more sisterhood on the soccer field than in the classroom. “In my major, there were two other women in the class behind me,” Cerretani recalled in a telephone …

Teach for America Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thousands of Teach for America alumni flooded the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization, which is known for placing striving, idealistic and inexperienced teachers in some of the nation’s neediest schools. The District of Columbia conference featured hundreds of …

Busy Work

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

With a lack of snow to shovel, Michael Kraatz sweeps dirt and leaves from the walkway at Canaan Hardware on Monday. When he isn’t working at the store, Kraatz works as an artist and teacher. Valley News — …

Super Bowl Gets 111.9 Million Viewers, Down From Last Year

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New York — Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year’s average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver’s victory over Carolina is down from the past two years. That makes Sunday’s …

Fairlee Man Treks to Mount Everest To Call Attention to Son’s Disease

Monday, February 8, 2016

Fairlee — After school one rainy day last week, 7-year-old Griffin Stoudnour splashed in fresh puddles with younger brother Ronan. Inside the family home, after changing into dry clothes — best of all a new T-shirt featuring Mickey …

Primary Focus: Capturing the Candidates on Their Upper Valley Swing Since 1952

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Long before television live shots and satellite trucks, before campaign trackers and YouTube posts, before smartphones and selfies, still photographers were the main source of images from the campaign trail. As it turns out, the Valley News was …

A Fleeting Art Form

Saturday, February 6, 2016

In 1998, Adrian Tans was living in Burlington and joined with a group of friends for a snow sculpture contest in one of the city’s lakeside parks. It was a lark, but to their surprise, their sculpture of, …

Feel Free to Doodle

Monday, February 8, 2016

In the first photo, Marilyn Dunten, of Wilder, looks on while artist Margaret Sheehan, of Hanover, teaches doodling at the Howe Library in Hanover on Saturday. In the second photo, Jenna Dixon, of Norwich, works on her doodle. …

Movie Review: Genre Mashup of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Doesn’t Mesh

Friday, February 5, 2016

The latest incarnation of Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet is a most accomplished young woman. She’s studious, spunky, quick-witted and multilingual. And you should see the way she slaughters zombies. After all, she studied combat in China. For all the blood and guts, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is …