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David Karvonen, left, and Dan Moriarty visit at Karvonen’s White River Junction home, as part of a new program offered by Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. ElderFriend pairs volunteers with homebound patients of the hospital’s senior care team.
Peggy Cooper photograph

Volunteer Spotlight: ElderFriend Program Is ‘Energizing’

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lebanon — L ast fall, David Karvonen had a series of surgeries, including one to fix a problem with his hip: An operation decades ago had left him in “ferocious pain.” “I went through so much hell” having all that surgery, the 77-year-old White River Junction resident said. But Dan Moriarty, a volunteer with ElderFriend, a new program at Alice …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 14, 2015

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MCCULLOUGH — A son, Hagen Michael McCullough, born on Jan. 29, 2016, to Callie Jozefiak and Dylan McCullough, of Bethel. Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, Calif. SCOTT — A son, Micah Alexander Scott, born on Jan. 6, 2016, to Adrianne and Lyndon Scott, of Grantham. …

Engagement: Murphy — Hammond

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lebanon — Kaylan Rae Murphy and Dallas Lee Hammond have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jody Stender, of Plainfield, and Timothy Murphy, of Orange, Vt. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 2012 and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in health informatics management at Southern New Hampshire University …

A Raider Rout: Lebanon Boys Make Quick Work of Mascoma

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

West Canaan — Fun as they are to contemplate, and often to witness, Lebanon-Mascoma high school boys basketball games have rarely mattered over the years. They have usually occurred during a long-since-shuttered Lebanon holiday tournament, yet at the …

Day Care Must Have Sprinklers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lebanon — In a sometimes heated Monday night meeting, the Planning Board declined to reconsider a requirement that the River Valley Club’s owner install a sprinkler system in his planned day care building. Though Joe Asch, the fitness club’s owner, and his attorney Barry Schuster contend that the …

The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Skiers Run Carnival Streak to Two

Monday, February 8, 2016

Craftsbury Common, Vt. — The Dartmouth College ski team won its second consecutive meet of the Northeast carnival season, earning 3-4-7 finishes from the men’s and women’s Nordic teams on Sunday to win the University of Vermont Carnival at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The Big Green’s efforts in …

A Life: Bert Leonard, 1943 — 2015; ‘If We Needed Something, All You Had to Do Was Mention It’

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — Longtime Lebanon firefighter and former City Councilor Bert Leonard used his affable personality and status as an “old townie” to help fellow residents, blending compassion with common sense as he drew from his working-class background. Serving …

Agency Upgrades D-H Accreditation

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — An accreditation agency that monitors the quality of hospital residency programs for training doctors just out of medical school has upgraded the status of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, which sponsors 47 such programs, and of the hospital’s training program in surgery. The actions by the Accreditation …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Local Hospitals Release Community Health Needs Assessment Access to mental health care and affordable health insurance, prescription drugs prices, heroin and the misuse of pain medications are among the Upper Valley ’s most pressing health concerns, according to …

Blood Drive Set for Lebanon

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — The Lebanon police and fire departments have scheduled an American Red Cross blood drive for later this month. The Feb. 17 blood drive is slated to take place at the Courtyard Marriott at 10 Morgan Drive in Lebanon, from 1 to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, …

Business Notes: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — Cioffredi & Associates, the physical therapy and rehabilitation practice on Etna Road, has received an honorable mention award in the 2015 Practice of the Year Contest sponsored by Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine magazine. Rehab Associates of Central Virginia earned top honors in the …

Sanders Scored Over Use of Photos

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — With just days before the New Hampshire primary, the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is taking heat from Upper Valley residents who say his campaign used their images on mailers without their permission. When …