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 Sally Arcolio, at the head of the table, works with members of the Ville Quilters on the quilt they are designing and will make and donate to the Orford Historical Society in celebration of the town’s 250th birthday. Arcolio has been leading the Ville Quilters for 12 years. Valley News — Diane Taylor

Volunteer Spotlight: Orford Woman Leads Tight-Knit Group of Quilters

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Orfordville — To the best of her recollection, Sally Arcolio has been bringing together a small group of women for an hour and a half every other Saturday at the Orford Free Library for the last 12 years. But that’s just a guess, because once the women get together and focus on the task before them, they lose track of …

Auction Will Benefit Orford Town Hall Heritage Center

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Orford — Bidding on two oil paintings of Jacobs Brook in Orford will wrap up during the town historical society’s annual meeting Thursday. The free meeting, set for 7 p.m. at Rivendell Academy, will also feature “The Other Orford: Beyond the Bridge and the Ridge,” a new illustrated talk by East Orford native …

Unapologetic Piermont Artist, 78, Leaving in Search of Respect, Recognition

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Piermont — In many ways, the former chicken farm on Route 25 has proven a perfect home for self-taught artist Katherine Johnson. She rotates her medium every few months, and the rambling farmhouse has a place for everything — a sunny spot for painting, a “winter room” for displaying pieces depicting the season, …

A Little Help From New Friends

Monday, January 13, 2014

Feeling unsteady on his prosthetic leg after a day on the Connecticut River ice, Curtis Judd, of Thetford, bums a ride on a sled pulled by Andrew Avery, of Lebanon, left, in Norwich Sunday. Judd met Avery and …

Pauline Eleanor Cole

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Piermont, N.H. — Pauline Eleanor Cole passed away at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, N.H. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a long time resident of Piermont, before living at Mt. Ridge Nursing Home, Franklin, N.H. She was 89 years young. Pauline was born April 13, 1924, …

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: UVLG Closure Scatters Teams

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Watching in anticipation as the ball rotates down the lane, the moment between a bowler’s release at the foul line and contact with the pins can seem like an eternity. Now, just getting to that point has become a much longer journey for Upper Valley high school teams. …

Hunters Bag Fewer Bears in 2013

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

With black bears dining more often in the wild than in cornfields and other man-made eateries around the Twin States, hunters on both sides of the New Hampshire/Vermont border bagged dozens fewer trophies in 2013 than the year …

Letter: Advice for the New Year

Monday, December 30, 2013

To the Editor: It is that time to start thinking about the new year, and many might be saying “Oh no” to themselves when thinking about those short-lived promises on what improvements they intend to make. Let me make a few suggestions. First, don’t commit yourself to promises …

Calvin Ronald Dyke

Friday, December 27, 2013

Orford, N.H. — Calvin Ronald Dyke, 73 of Orford passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, from declining health. He was born in Orford on May 21, 1940, the son of Benjamin and Dorothy (Dow) Dyke. He attended Orford High School. Calvin was married to Jane Borger Hayward and …

Still Getting in Sync: Panthers Win, But Still Look to Improve

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team has returned its entire nucleus from last year’s Vermont Division III semifinalist. Now the Panthers just need to work on returning to form. Thetford improved to 2-0 with Tuesday’s 44-23 …

Letter: Thank You, Councilor Burton

Saturday, December 14, 2013

To the Editor: Our great state of New Hampshire and its citizens gratefully thank Councilor Ray Burton for his unwavering public service for nearly 40 years. Ray Burton, the dean of the New Hampshire Executive Council, had a great impact on all of us in New Hampshire, including …

Oxbow Freshmen Have Eyes on the Next Level

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — This fall, freshmen Josh Walls, Dametres Perry and Tristan Longmoore surprised some Oxbow Union High football supporters by contributing significantly to the Olympians’ varsity team. With a little help, they’ll have the chance to impress …

Letter: Help End Israeli Occupation

Monday, December 2, 2013

To the Editor: Stephen Johnson’s letter (“Two-State Plan Seems Doomed,” Nov. 20) was more informative — and wiser — than nearly all the journalistic accounts of the Israel/Palestine conflict we read in the U.S. press. Like Mr. Johnson, I have visited the occupied Palestinian territories. It is obvious …