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Army veteran and artist Drew Cameron, of San Francisco, Calif., helps Army veteran Kevin Willey, of White River Junction, Vt., make a sheet of paper out of an Air Force uniform during a Combat Paper demonstration at the VA Medical Center in White River Junciton, Vt., on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Art Notes: Combat Paper Project Turns Military Uniforms Into Art

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Combat Paper Project grew out of Drew Cameron’s active duty service in the Army from 2000 to 2004, during which time he was deployed …

Entertainment Highlights: ArtisTree and Pentangle Team Up to Produce ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With opening night of Fiddler on the Roof bearing down on the ArtisTree Theatre Company, director Jarvis Antonio Green wasn’t going to let the impending …

Once Given Short Shrift, Biopics Find Favor With Audiences and the Academy

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Looking across the Oscar nominations you’ll see a landscape populated by pictures about real people. Look beyond the Oscars and you’ll see even more. The …

School Notes: 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 Hanover High School senior raced to first place among high school-age musicians trying …

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 in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

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 …