Life & Times

Miriam Herron,12, of Hanover, N.H., smiles during a youth chamber music sight reading party at Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Feb. 6, 2016. Herron plays the cello.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) 
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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 …

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 …

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 …

Documentary On Climate Aims to Make A Difference

Friday, February 5, 2016

Park City, Utah — Josh Fox has gotten bad news. And it’s not that he, like, got a parking ticket or forgot to pay a bill. This is dire stuff: The major cities on the East Coast will …

Actress Pivots From ‘Downton’ to Jane Austen With Zombies

Friday, February 5, 2016

You might not recognize Lily James without the corset. The young British actress with the lilting voice has made a name for herself in recent period dramas like Downton Abbey (playing spirited cousin Rose) and War and Peace …

Valley Parents: After Getting Sober, Brandy Cheney Counsels Young People

Friday, February 5, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — The turning point for Brandy Cheney came on a summer night in 2014, when she hopped into her car to pick up a relative, even though she was intoxicated. The Bellows Falls police pulled her …

Valley Parents: Upper Valley Support Groups for Substance Abuse Issues

Friday, February 5, 2016

When it comes to support for substance abuse issues, no one has to go it alone in the Upper Valley. Below is a list of support groups, nonprofit organizations and help lines located in the area. If there …

Valley Parents: Advice for Parents on How to Talk About Drugs, Alcohol

Friday, February 5, 2016

If you thought your child was at risk for or had diabetes, how long would you wait to seek help? Barbara Farnsworth, executive director of Second Growth, which provides prevention education, treatment and recovery services in the Upper …

Valley Parents: A Teen Substance Abuse Counselor Shares Observations From 40-Year Career

Friday, February 5, 2016

In his more than 40 years as a teen substance abuse counselor in the Upper Valley, Donlon Wade has witnessed a disturbing development: Kids are starting to use substances at an earlier age and more frequently than in …

‘Top Gear’ Hires Matt LeBlanc

Friday, February 5, 2016

Top Gear is getting its first ever non-British host, and it’s going to be Matt LeBlanc — yes, that Matt LeBlanc. He’ll be joining Chris Evans (no, not that Chris Evans) in the revamped show that’s hitting the BBC in May, following a series of scandalous incidents. Evans …

Coen Brothers Talk About Diversity and Hollywood Today

Friday, February 5, 2016

In conversation, as in their work, sibling filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are known for a kind of uncanny symbiosis. Their sentences run together as effortlessly as they divide the writing, directing and producing duties they have shared …

Art Notes: Painter Eric Aho Looks Deep Into a Hole in the Ice

Thursday, February 4, 2016

On a recent mild day, the painter Eric Aho stood on a frozen pond in Walpole, N.H., and, taking a 6-foot-long saw, begin slicing through the 6- inch-thick ice as easily as if it were birthday cake. When …