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Jay Avis of Norwich, Vt., pours dehydrated ground acorns into a bin before it is ground again and packaged on June 26, 2015.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Foraging for Flour: Norwich Man Gathers Acorns for Baking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

In the fall, the ground under most oak trees in the Upper Valley is littered with acorns, plump nuts the size of the end of a thumb, filled with golden, fleshy meat. It seemed a shame to waste them entirely on the pigs, squirrels and deer when they also could be turned into nutritious food on our tables, said Norwich …

The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set to Power UNH Men’s Crew Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hanover — When David Desaulniers needs to get things going, he will come up with some crazy stuff. “The legs feed the wolf, gentlemen!” he once bellowed in the heat of a race. There were no wolves out there on the water, just eight pairs of legs driving the University of New Hampshire …

Robert E. Ladd

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wooster, Vt. — Robert E. Ladd, 88, of Wooster, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at West View Healthy Living, in Wooster. Memorial services will be held in Vermont at a later date. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. Robert was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Norwich, Vt. to Charles and Josephine (Whitman) Ladd. He attended grade school in Norwich, and graduated …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Lebanon High School’s New Principal Knows District Well

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lebanon — The current dean of students at Hanover High School will take up leadership of Lebanon High School next school year, following the School Board’s unanimous approval of his hiring last week. Ian Smith — a Lebanon …

Confirming Their Faith: Vermont’s New Catholic Bishop Makes First Visit to St. Anthony Church

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hartford — Leading a confirmation Mass at St. Anthony’s Church earlier this month, the Most Rev. Christopher Coyne, Vermont’s new Catholic bishop, spent a few minutes reflecting on names. “Lots of names, lots of beautiful names,” Coyne said …

Keepers of the Flame: Private School Outduels Hanover for Top Prize

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hanover — The Fullington Flame is staying with Tabor Academy. In the 10th annual regatta between Hanover High and Tabor, a private school located on Massachusetts’ south coast, the Seawolves swept five boys races and won one of …

Hanover Lacrosse Has Reason to Party Despite Loss

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hanover — In the wake of the Hanover High boys lacrosse team’s 12-5 loss to Pinkerton on Friday, the Marauders gathered on the sideline and celebrated the joint birthday of 37-year old coach Ryan Gardner and his 5-year …

Jean Farber Lenzner

Friday, May 15, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Jean Farber Lenzner died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Friday, May 8, 2015. from complications of injuries from a fall in her home. Jean was born on June 26, 1924 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Gertrude Elaine Farber Kelemen and Adolf Kelemen. She attended local schools …

Lee Gabriel Lemal

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Lee Gabriel Lemal, 61, died on Friday, May 8, 2015, at her home in Norwich surrounded by her family. She had fought a courageous year-long battle with lung cancer. She was born Lee Ann Gabriel in Ottumwa, Iowa, on April 30, 1954. During her years …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Norwich Municipal Facilities Bond Fails

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Norwich — Voters at Tuesday’s special Town Meeting rejected, 573-464, the major part of a two-part bond issue totaling just over $3 million meant to finance renovations to municipal facilities. A similar bond failed by a narrower margin …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …