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Printmaker Matt Brown refines a block with added cuts while making test prints in his studio in Lyme, N.H. Monday, November 16, 2015. Brown uses natural pigments, rice paste and water to create layered landscapes of northern New England. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Art Notes: Lyme Printmaker Applies Asian Technique to Local Scenery

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Epiphanies don’t come along every day of the week, so when it happens an artist pays attention. In 1993 Matt Brown went to the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College to see a show of woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige, the 19th century Japanese artist. The Hood has in its collection two complete sets of Hiroshige’s famous print …

R.I. Team Makes Itself Comfortable at New England Cross Country Meet

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thetford — Preparing for Saturday’s New England cross country championships at Thetford Academy, runners from La Salle Academy heard a lot about Morty’s Monster — the steep hill near the end of TA’s 3.1-mile course named for designer John Morton — yet the Rams all but refused to acknowledge it. The Catholic school …

Hanover Senior to Play Hockey at Northeastern

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hanover High senior Matti Hartman signed her National Letter of Intent to attend and play women’s hockey for Northeastern University on Wednesday. That done, the high-scoring forward still has something hanging over her head. Having joined USA Hockey’s under-18 national program back in August for a three-game series with Canada, Hartman is awaiting …

Duck Hunt

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Brian Fontaine, of Lebanon, talks on the phone with his son as he and fellow duck hunter Bill Finn, also of Lebanon, arrive on shore along the Connecticut River in Lyme. Fontaine has hunted in the same spot …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner …

Lyme Library Group Wins Statewide Award

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lyme — The Friends of the Lyme Library group has been honored by the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association. The group was awarded the 2015 Sue Palmatier Award for outstanding support, according to a news release from the Converse Free Library. The Friends of the Lyme Library was …

Hanover Boys Soccer Makes a Point in Beating Central

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High boys soccer coach Rob Grabill slouched back in his seat with a book of stats on his lap, an onslaught of rain pouring onto the makeshift canopy above him, his team with a comfortable lead over an all-too-familiar opponent. Judging by the smile on …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Girls Show Their Progression Against Tigers

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sunapee — Strong teams improve the little things as a season goes on and that’s just what the Sunapee girls soccer team is doing. The Lakers beat visiting Newport 6-1 in the rain on Tuesday afternoon. The win …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, …

A Wise Choice: Hanover Senior Glad She Picked Volleyball

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hanover — When Zoe McElwain’s family moved to Hanover from Gainesville, Fla., two years ago, the then-sophomore had to choose between her two favorite athletic pursuits — soccer or volleyball — since, unlike in the Sunshine State, both …

Local Roundup: Five-Goal Second Half Enough for Dartmouth

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s soccer team played much of Sunday’s Burnham Field match with Sacred Heart like a toddler taken to the mall: Junior may be well-behaved most of the day, but the outburst will eventually come. The visiting Pioneers may have had that thought, perhaps, …

Field Hockey on the Defensive as Dwindling Numbers Threaten Game at High School, Youth Levels

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There’s a tinge of apprehension in the voice of Kestin Bunnell, senior goalkeeper for the Mascoma Valley Regional High School field hockey team. It’s subtle, almost nonexistent in the unfamiliar heat of early fall. But it’s there. Bunnell’s …