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A tandem kayak allows Kyle McIntyre of Newport to explore deeper waters while NEHSA volunteer Steve Darling does the paddling on Lake Sunapee at Sunapee State Beach in Newbury, N.H., on August 27, 2014. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because of the warm and sunny conditions on the lake. Thanks to the New England Handicapped Sports Association kayaking program, the 24-year-old cerebral …

Shirley A. “Lee” (Turner) Warriner

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Coventry, Conn. — Shirley A. “Lee” (Turner) Warriner, most recently of Coventry, Conn. died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at the Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehab in Storrs, Conn. She was born in Cambridge, Mass. the daughter of Joseph E., Jr. and Sarah A. (Johnson) Turner. A graduate of Braintree, Mass. High School, she attended the University of Mass., Amherst and Chandler School …

Helen C. Skarin

Saturday, August 23, 2014

South Newbury, N.H. — Helen C. Skarin, 74, of South Newbury, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family, many lifelong friends, and her new friends at the Courtyard at Woodcrest Village in New London. Helen was born on Nov. 1, 1939, in Patterson, N.J., to William and Elizabeth (Walsh) Atchison. She grew up in Vernon, Vt., …

Assorted Bike Rides Benefit Land Preservation Trust

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New London — A day-long fundraiser for Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust next month will feature four bicycle rides of varying lengths. The third annual Kearsarge Klassic Bike Randonnee on Sept. 6 includes 30-, 65-, 86- and 100-mile routes. The rides, which begin and end at the New …

Making Life Better for Bees: VLS Bans Suspect Pesticide To Highlight Pollinators’ Plight

Friday, August 15, 2014

South Royalton — Without bees and other pollinators, 70 percent of plants would be unable to reproduce or provide food, according to the Center for Food Safety, a national non profit public interest group. Of the 100 crop …

David Zach Webster

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New London, N.H. — David Zach Webster, 78, of Forest Acres Road, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at his home after a 25 year journey with prostate cancer. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. on Dec. 11, 1935, the son of Donald B. and Eleanor (Zach) Webster. He …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 10, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Grant to Help APD Address Adult Dental Care Lebanon — Upper Valley Smiles, a community health program operated by Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, has received a $12,000 grant from Granite United Way to begin addressing the lack of access to dental care for low-income adults in the …

Police Look Into Break-ins Along I-89

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Newport — State police are investigating a string of break-ins early Monday morning from at least five convenience stores along the Interstate 89 corridor, but officials at two of the stores said that the perpetrators made away with almost nothing. “He came in, tried to get what he …

Wilmot Walk Focuses on Dragonflies

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New London — A d ragonfly identification walk is scheduled on Aug. 12, from 3-5 p.m., on a recently conserved property on Kearsarge Mountain Road in Wilmot. Andy Deegan, of the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, will discuss dragonflies and damselflies and their significance in nature. Participants will …

At the Hospitals: July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

August Motorcycle Ride Will Benefit David’s House Lebanon — A motorcycle ride next month will benefit David’s House, a nonprofit that provides a home away from home for families with children receiving medical treatment through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The guided ride, set for Aug. 2, …

Virginia E. Child

Friday, July 25, 2014

New London, N.H. — Virginia E. Child died peacefully at age 94 on Monday, July 21, 2014, in New London. Formerly of Sudbury, Mass., she is survived by daughters, Penny Peters of Cambridge, Mass., Martha Ash of Waitomo, New Zealand, Joy Bloomfield, Contoocook, N.H., Judy Child Schwartz of …

Frederick G. Ray

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New London, N.H. — Frederick G. Ray, of Sutton Road, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Woodcrest Village. He was born on April 1, 1925, in Katonah, N.Y. the son of Robert B. and Helen C. (Gorham) Ray. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS …

Anna Faulkner Clark

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Simsbury, Conn. — Anna Faulkner Clark, age 76, died in her sleep on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home in Simsbury. A longtime Simsbury resident and part-time resident of New London, N.H., she leaves her husband of 53 years, David Wheeler Clark, Jr.; daughters, Rebecca Clark and …