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At her home in  Lyme, N.H. Carola Lea hands Innocent Mpoki some curry for a dinner he was making on Aug. 21, 2014. Mpoki stayed with Lea this summer while he worked at Loch Lyme Lodge to make money for college.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

New School, New Challenge: Zimbabwean Student’s Journey Continues at Middlebury 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Innocent Mpoki begins classes today at Middlebury College, one of 660 students in the class of 2018, of which 73 are international students; Mpoki also falls into the 14 percent of students who are the first in their family to attend college. But the statistics don’t really tell the story of Mpoki’s odyssey, the first person in his remote rural …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike speed record holder now has a new mark to crow about, having climbed all 48 …

Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lyme, N.H.— Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell, Jr. 87 died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt after a battle with cancer. He was born June 1, 1927 in Vershire, VT the son of Hugh Blanchard and Claudia F. (Button) O’Donnell. He attended school in Vershire and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1948. After high school, …

Lyme Utility Club Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Lunch

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lyme — The Lyme Utility Club recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a luncheon and will also mark the event by making a quilt to be raffled off this fall. The club meets monthly between September and May, …

2,200 Miles to Glory: Lyme Resident on AT Adventure

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hanover — Lucy Gamble was 7 years old when she first noticed through hikers passing through the Upper Valley on the Appalachian Trail. “I was with my dad (Thomas) crossing the Ledyard Bridge, which, of course, is part …

Hanover Native Rowing for Team USA

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hanover — Heidi Robbins travels the world with the U.S. women’s rowing team, yet continually finds herself in familiar surroundings. Robbins, 23, works and trains at Princeton University, where the Hanover native graduated last year with a degree …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting …

Recreation Notes: Towns Honor Accident Victim

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tragedy afflicted Tunbridge last month when 20-year-old Jen Kinnarney, of South Royalton, died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. While both communities mourned, more than 100 friends gathered to help make things a little easier for …

Marcia “Tootie” LaBombard West

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Keene, N.H. — Marcia Lee “Tootie” LaBombard West, 69, died June 23, 2014, at her home in Keene after a valiant struggle with cancer. Mrs. West was born on Feb. 12, 1945, in Hanover, N.H., to Richard N. and Helen I. (Conroy) LaBombard. Marcia spent most of the …

Forum, July 8: The Co-op, Common Sense, and Principles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Co-op and Common Sense To the Editor: As a Co-op member, I assumed that there was no need for me to get involved in the direction and management. For the past few years I noticed a decline in employee morale plus the Co-op shifting into more commercialized, …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

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. …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …