Life & Times

Lois Fischer Black, curator of Special Collections, left, and Christine Roysdon, director for Collections, examine a 15th-century manuscript at Lehigh's Linderman Library. (Ed Hille/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Bringing Medieval Works to the Digital World

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bethlehem, Pa. — At Lehigh University, a visitor to the Linderman Library can plunge into the Middle Ages and study a 15th-century text that shows …

Book Notes: Group to Discuss‘Between the World and Me’ in West Lebanon

Friday, February 12, 2016

The most-talked-about nonf iction book of 2015, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which takes on the sadly eternal issue of American racism …

An Operatic Novel of a 19th Century Diva

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (561 pages, $28) Alexander Chee’s second novel, The Queen of the Night, has a …

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 it’s been a warm winter. Or perhaps not a real winter at all. At the halfway point, I always want to have plenty …

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. …