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Artist Katherine Johnson paints a braided rug she made at her home in Piermont, N.H., on March, 13, 2014. Johnson was using fabric paint to portray fire embers. Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

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, and good eastern light for fabric art, …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the Connecticut River opened spring practice this week. But instead of green diamonds, manicured greens, prepared …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the NHIAA Division II coaching fraternity to win the honor, this time going to senior forward …

Practice Pays Off for Lakers

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Manchester — The benefit of a season spent practicing penalty kicks isn’t limited to the shooters, as Sunapee High goalkeeper Erika Waterman displayed at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday. Waterman swatted aside three of four Woodsville bids …

Last-Minute Shocker Lifts Lakers Past Engineers

Friday, November 8, 2013

Laconia, n.h. — Play was back-and-forth, but only one team could move forward after Thursday’s NHIAA Division IV boys soccer semifinal between Suanpee and Woodsville. Lakers senior Nick Skarin made sure it was Sunapee. The lanky midfielder broke …

Engineers Get Last Kicks, Reach D-IV Title Game

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Laconia, n.h. — As befitting a soccer match that more resembled a mixed martial arts fight at times, the last man … ahem, girl … standing wore a pair of gloves. Woodsville High goalkeeper Tori Clough slapped down …

Woodsville Employs Long Memories to Reach Semifinals

Monday, November 4, 2013

Woodsville — The guy who once declared that elephants never forget must have confused mentally acute pachyderms with another eight-lettered creature beginning with E. An Engineer — the Woodsville High boys soccer variety — also doesn’t easily forget. Armed with memories from its only loss of the season, …

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 …

Haverhill Members Thwarted in Bid to Boot SAU 23 Superintendent

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

North Haverhill — An effort to unseat the SAU 23 superintendent failed Monday night when the district’s attorney said the School Board had used an incorrect formula to tally a weighted vote earlier this month. The announcement, which …

School Picture Day in Piermont: A Portrait

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Piermont — Clothes may make the man, but on school picture day, the coif is what counts. Waiting to be photographed on a recent Thursday, Piermont Village School students nearing the front of the line made last-minute tweaks. …

Going Outside Granite State

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hanover — On the whole, the weak sisters of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association’s 11-school girls ice hockey league would rather not skate against Hanover High, if given the choice. It’s something the Marauders completely understand. So Hanover, with the NHIAA’s blessing, has done something about it. …

Letter: Don’t Change Trail Rules

Sunday, October 20, 2013

To the Editor: I am writing in response to your Sept. 21 article about the proposed rule in New Hampshire that would require riders to clean up after their horses when using state trails. 0 I have been a leader of equine science for Grafton County 4-H for …

WHS Misses Winning Feeling

Monday, October 7, 2013

Woodsville — The Woodsville High boys soccer team is hoping its second-half performance against Gorham on Friday won’t be indicative of what to expect during the second half of its season. Playing the Huskies to a 1-1 tie …