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Every year, Shawn Rogers, of Meriden, N.H., enlists several friends to help him drag a 25 foot balsam fir cut from his parents tree farm in Chelsea, Vt. and load it on a trailer. The tree comes from a crop planted by the Rogers family in the mid-1980's for their cut-your-own Christmas tree business and is destined for the Meriden Congregational Church. "It's an ordeal," said Dick Rogers, Shawn's father. "I'm not quite sure he knows what he's doing." Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

‘Oh, the Wonder’: In Meriden Church, a Christmas Tree Reaches to the Heavens

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — About five years ago, as an appreciative new member of the Meriden Congregational Church, Shawn Rogers wanted to pitch in somehow. It wasn’t long before the Chelsea native and tree farmers’ son found the perfect opportunity. The church needed a Christmas tree, preferably a big one. “Boy, do I have deal for you,” Rogers remembers saying. That year, …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, Lebanon’s Rachael Townsend and Stevens’ Daniel Croteau were chosen for the two Granite State squads, …

Brummett, Cougars Cut a Swath Through Engineers

Monday, November 10, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — During the moments before Sunday’s NHIAA Division IV girls soccer title game at Laconia High School, Woodsville High coach Ann Loud told her troops to “not play scared” against opposing Derryfield. Once the contest kicked off, it was plain to see why one might fear the No. 3 Cougars, who …

Newport Puts on a Golf Clinic for First Crown Since ’06

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Center Harbor, n.h. — Being the head professional at the Newport Golf Club comes with a great responsibility: Spreading the gospel of the links to the youngsters. Vince Molesky, in his eight years at Newport, has done his …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was …

Big Green Corrals Hofstra

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hempstead, n.y. — A pair of first-half goals made the difference for the Dartmouth men’s soccer team as it grabbed a 2-1 win from Hofstra on Sunday at the HU Soccer Stadium for its first win of the season. Seniors Alex Adelabu and Robin Alnas scored their first …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

Video: Hall in the Family; East Thetford Barn Restored to Former Glory as Huntington’s Pavilion

Sunday, September 7, 2014

East Thetford — Stepping out on a recent Saturday evening, m ore than 100 people headed to Huntington’s Pavilion. As they crossed the threshold of the once-thriving dance hall, many were also stepping back in time. Freeman and …

Free State Project Republican Runs 'Protest Campaign' for N.H. Senate from Florida

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Grafton — The Free State Project activist challenging state Sen. Jeanie Forrester in New Hampshire’s Sept. 9 Republican primary is running what he calls a “protest campaign” from his home in Florida. Although Tim Condon, R-Grafton, wants Forrester …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike …

Truck in Top Shape in Piermont

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Barbara Stevens, of Piermont, finishes giving the family truck a good cleaning earlier this month. Stevens washed the seats, floor mats and the rest of the pickup’s interior. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …