Life & Times

Music teacher Megan Prince organizes instruments she moved from Enfield, Village School to Canaan Elementary School, on Jan. 23, 2015. Prince alternates terms at the two elementary schools and moves all of her supplies back and forth. This term, she'll teach five to six music classes a day for Canaan's 300 students.(Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Music to Fewer Ears

Monday, January 26, 2015

M egan Prince saw her f uture — part of it, anyway — while playing the trumpet at her middle school in Albany, N.Y. “I …

Years of Lessons Bring Cellist New England Honors

Monday, January 26, 2015

For Neha Garg, something had to give two years ago: Competitive swimming or the cello lessons. This past December, the decision paid off, when the …

Young Writers Project: Students Consider Fame and Proposal’s Gone Wrong

Monday, January 26, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences …

DHMC Units Beset By Flu

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — An influenza outbreak in three units at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has prompted hospital officials to offer preventive treatments to patients and staffers in the affected areas, a hospital spokesman said Monday. Seven staffers have been confirmed through laboratory tests to have the flu, and a total …

Honoring ‘Birdman,’ SAG Again Celebrates Actors as Actors

Monday, January 26, 2015

With its win for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture on Sunday night, Birdman certainly looked like another instance of the Screen Actors Guild celebrating actors for playing actors. The film follows the backstage events of a theater production put on by a film star …

Ski Jumping Big in the Valley

Monday, January 26, 2015

When it comes to winter sports in high school, New Hampshire athletes stand ​alone — in some high places. It’s the only state in the nation where secondary school athletes compete in what may seem like a dangerous game: ski jumping. Before they join a school team, kids …

Knucklepuck

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hunter Tibbits, 12, of Lebanon, practices his hockey skills just before dusk on Monday at Pat Walsh Park in Lebanon. Hunter visits the rink frequently. Valley News — Sarah Shaw …

Printing an Organ

Monday, January 26, 2015

Miami — Adaenelie Gonzalez had two open heart surgeries by the time she was 4. She was born with a heart condition that prevented blood from flowing properly into the heart from the lungs, and the surgeries yielded …

Chewing Is Better Than Slurping

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chewing is so last year. The more modern way to get food into your body is, apparently, to slurp it through a straw, suck it out of a pouch or gulp it from a container. Just consider the invasion of fashionable juice bars and bottled, cold-pressed or blenderized …

Daily Coffee Drinkers Cut Risk of Melanoma, Study Finds

Monday, January 26, 2015

Daily coffee consumption may provide protection against malignant melanoma — the worst form of skin cancer — researchers have found in a statistical study involving tens of thousands of java drinkers. Researchers concluded that people who drank the most coffee — about four cups daily of the caffeinated …

Movie Review: ‘Foxcatcher’ Warns of the Snares of Money and Privilege

Monday, January 26, 2015

A bleak, mid­wintery gloom suffuses Foxcatcher, a dramatized version of the lurid real-life murder of champion wrestler Dave Schultz at the hands of the late John E. du Pont in 1996. As refracted through the chilly, superbly controlled …

Capsule Reviews: ‘Strange Magic’ Adapts Shakespeare

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than …

A Movie Lover Comes to Grips With Television’s Superiority

Monday, January 26, 2015

Someday, when the dust settles on the turbulent, game-changing history of early 21st-century media — at that far-off point when the use of jargon like “game-changing” is met swiftly, and by decree, with a light prison sentence — let’s hope this small, tossed-off moment is not forgotten: On …