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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, …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 1, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital STEARNS — A daughter, Lily Mae Stearns, born Nov. 16, 2013, to Tiffany Chapman Sykes and Raymond A. Stearns, of Orford. DRURY — A daughter, Leah Elizabeth Drury, born Nov. 25, 2013, to Erin and Kevin Drury, of West Fairlee. …

Democrat Seeks County Post

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bath — The Grafton County delegation is soliciting candidates to fill the District 2 seat for county commissioner vacated by the death of Ray Burton, and a close friend and fellow Bath resident has already stepped up to the plate. Each county has three commissioners, who oversee the …

Letter: A Real Loss in Fairlee

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

To the Editor: If you drive down Main Street in Fairlee, you can’t help but feel a sense of sadness as you look at the empty building on the corner of Bridge Street. Not long ago, the building was a place where many gathered in the morning. Some …

Letter: Seniors Grateful to Rivendell

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: The Orford Senior Center wishes to thank the Rivendell High cook, staff and students for sponsoring, preparing and serving a free Thanksgiving meal to all of our congregate members. We also thank the Rivendell chorus for entertaining us. The meal was delicious. We all enjoyed …

Presidential Seal of Approval for Raptor

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vershire — Scott Calhoun apparently has a fan in the White House. And not because of the Rivendell Academy senior’s exploits on the soccer field. When he isn’t competing for the Raptors, Calhoun spends his time helping others. …

Edward Wallace Pierson

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Orford, N.H. — Edward Wallace Pierson, 67, of Streeter Drive, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Edward was born in Hanover, N.H., on Sept. 9, 1946, to Wallace and Evelyn (Weeks) Pierson. He was a graduate of Orford High School, Class of 1964. On …

Letter: A Salute to Our Veterans

Friday, November 8, 2013

To the Editor: Our surviving World War II, Korean War and Vietnam era veterans are retired or fast approaching their retirement years. While they are still with us, let them know that America has not forgotten their sacrifices and give them a special thanks and welcome home on …

Walter Lowrie Fisher

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hanover, N.H. — Walter Lowrie Fisher, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Kendal at Hanover. He was born in Stamford, Conn. and raised his family in New Canaan, Conn. He graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1943 and spent four years in the United States Marine Corps during …

Laura Janney

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Orford, N.H. — Laura Janney, a nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center who loved to hunt hares with her basset hounds and sing operatic arias, died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Orford, N.H. She was 60. The cause of death was gallbladder cancer; she was diagnosed three years …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 3, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cottage Hospital ROGERS — A son, Conner Michael Rogers, born June 1, 2013, to Kathryn and Jessey Rogers, of Bradford, Vt. WELLS — A daughter, Zoey Ann Wells, born June 4, 2013, to Carissa and Zachary Wells, of North Haverhill. STYGLES — A son, Carter Ray Stygles, born …