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Jaymes Sanchez encourages campers to use more space during warm ups at a meeting of the Youth Shakespeare Project at the Howe Library in Hanover, N.H. on July 14, 2014.  The project, which meets four days a week, is a theater camp for students from 11-17 of all backgrounds and is free to attend.  Sanchez and Laura Neill founded the camp in 2012 while undergrads at Dartmouth.  This is the second year of the camp. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe ran through the scenes of Juliet and Her Romeo , the familiar tale with particular emphasis on its female characters. The outdoor …

Ex-Wildcat Joins Stevens Basketball

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Matthew Baird-Torney, 26, who played his high school basketball at rival Fall Mountain Regional High School, has been selected as the varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School. Baird-Torney replaces Scott MacNamee, who has taken a teaching position at Con-Val Regional High School in Peterborough. Aaron House, the Stevens athletic …

Art Notes: Saint-Gaudens Crowdsources An Exhibition

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Museum directors the world over may quake at the thought, but the staff at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish embarked on an unusual experiment this spring: turning the curating of an exhibition over to the public. Staff on the Saint-Gaudens Facebook page asked the public to suggest themes for a small show, …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

Two New Works Capture Only Fleeting Glimpses of J.D. Salinger

Friday, July 4, 2014

J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller; New Harvest (192 pages, $20) My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff; Alfred A. Knopf (272 pages, $25.95) The famously reclusive J.D. Salinger wouldn’t allow himself to be known. And yet …

Hanover Grad Makes Quick Recovery in CHaD Football Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Manchester — Shawn Cavallaro didn’t receive the most valuable player award after Saturday’s third annual New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star football game at St. Anselm College. However, a solid case could have been made that No. 4 …

Field Hockey Coaches See Strength, Vitality Growing in Sport

Saturday, June 28, 2014

By Poody Walsh Valley News Correspondent Castleton, Vt. — There was a time when there was a concern for the future of field hockey on high school campuses. There was a time when it looked like the sport …

First Person: Flying Coop Has Worked for Kaleb Tarczewski

Monday, June 23, 2014

Claremont — Fourteen-year-old Kaleb Tarczewki was 6-foot-9 when he left Stevens High School to study and play basketball at St. Mark’s School in Stoughtonborough, Mass. In the ensuing six years, he grew three more inches, and his basketball …

Saint-Gaudens Site Hosts First Family Picnic

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cornish — The Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is inviting the public to its inaugural Cornish Colony Family Picnic on Sunday. The festivities start at 11 a.m. with Denishawn dancing (invented a century ago by Ruth St. Denis and husband Ted Shawn) from the Cornish Colony era, as well …

School Notes: Cradle of Valedictorians: Cornish Students Top Their High School Classes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cornish — On the eve of delivering her speech for Hartford High School’s graduation last week, valedictorian Emma Healy wasn’t surprised to learn that she was following in a long line of students who walked to the podium …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …

Stevens Focuses on the NOW

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Claremont — Have a “NOW” day every day, and remember “we all love each other,” were the messages from the Stevens Class of 2014 co-valedictorians, Jenna Deschaine and Cassondra Dale at Friday …

Norma L. Hodgdon

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Norma L. Hodgdon, 79, a lifelong resident of Cornish, passed away Saturday evening, June 7, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Cornish following a five year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born Oct. 9, 1934 in Cornish the daughter of Walter and …