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Teddy Willey operates the lift at Storrs Hill Ski Area. Courtesy photograph

Volunteer Jobs Listing

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Send requests for volunteers by email to, or by mail to Volunteer Jobs, c/o Valley News, P.O. Box 877, White River Junction, Vt. 05001. For more information about this list, call 603-727-3221. The complete Volunteer Jobs list can be found on the Valley News website: Click on “Life & Times” and then “Volunteers.” □ ACTS Honduras in the …

List: Ongoing Support Groups

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Send information about support groups by email to, or by mail to Support Groups, c/o Valley News, P.O. Box 877, White River Junction, Vt. 05001. For more information about this list, call 603-727-3221. The complete list of support groups can be found on the Valley News website: Click on “Life & …

List: Upper Valley Food Shelves

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Please help us keep this list up to date. To have information about your organization’s food shelf, soup kitchen or other similar program included in this list, or to update an existing entry, send details by email to, or by regular mail to Valley News, P.O. Box 877, White River Junction, Vt. …

Robot Conjures Lab Ghosts

Monday, November 10, 2014

Los Angeles — It’s never too late for a little Halloween creepiness. At least not for a group of Swiss researchers, who managed to make unwary subjects feel like they had been tapped by a ghost. In fact, a couple of the blindfolded volunteers thought the experience was …

Mascoma District Supporters Seek Logo Designs

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Enfield — A nonprofit that promotes educational advancements in Mascoma Valley Regional School District is accepting entries for a logo contest. Mascoma students, local artists and other community members are invited to design a “creative, professional” logo and brand for Friends of Mascoma Foundation. Designs should be recognizable …

Volunteers Needed For Lego Contest

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hanover — Volunteers are needed to help out with a Lego contest for elementary and middle school students this month at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Teams from the Twin States will compete at the Dartmouth Lego League Tournament, Nov. 15 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m . The …

Study: Rapid Weight Loss Just as Good

Friday, October 17, 2014

Los Angeles — When it comes to dieting, the conventional wisdom holds that losing weight gradually is more sustainable in the long run than losing weight quickly. But new results from a long-term clinical trial show that this is just another dieting myth. Both fast and slow weight …

Koch Bros. Build Political Machine for 2016

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Miami — Over scrambled eggs and croquettes, Andres Malave gave a last-minute pep talk to about a dozen volunteers in a Cuban restaurant before they left to meet voters. “Don’t just deliver a message,” he said before beginning …

Girl Scouts Numbers Decline

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New York — For the second straight year, youth and adult membership in the Girl Scouts has dropped sharply, intensifying pressure on the 102-year-old youth organization to find ways of reversing the trend. According to figures provided to The Associated Press, the total of youth members and adult …

Businesses Join Conn. River Cleanup

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Volunteers at an annual Connecticut River Watershed cleanup include families, school and community groups, river organizations, and Scout troops. But recently, Source to Sea has attracted a new contingent, organizers said. “At a time when corporations seem more focused on the bottom line, some companies are paying their …

Fresh Volunteer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Volunteers spent Monday afternoon at nonprofit agencies across the Upper Valley participating in Granite United Way’s annual Upper Valley Day of Caring. Akhila Kovvuri, an incoming freshman at Dartmouth College, joined other student volunteers at Upper Valley Haven, …

Book Drive Will Support Fiske Free Library

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claremont — The fourth annual book drive to support Fiske Free Library will run through September in Claremont. More than 2,000 books were collected last year. Donations may be dropped off at Reed Optical, 63 Pleasant St. For more information, call Tina Smrkovski at 603-543-3125, or email …

Service-Minded Teens Bring Joy to Hospice

Sunday, September 7, 2014

By Liz Sauchelli Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction — At the end of their school year, Bailey and Courtney Leavitt entered a new activity into their routines. The Hartford High School sophomores began volunteering alongside their …