Plainfield

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, …

Jim Kenyon: Plainfield Library Board Chairwoman Says Shhhhhh!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

What in the name of Ed Brown is going on in Plainfield? A recent meeting of the trustees for the town’s two public libraries had been under way for only 10 minutes before Chairwoman Suzanne Spencer was on the phone to the cops. Spencer wanted a town resident in the audience removed — are you ready for this — for talking out of …

KUA Appoints Marketing Director

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — Kimball Union Academy has appointed Sarah Evans Moore, a KUA official, as director of marketing communications. Before being named to her new post, Moore was associate director of admissions at KUA. She previously held the positions of director of admissions and director of development at an independent day school near Cleveland. Moore brings a knowledge in communications, admissions and advancement in …

Lebanon Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Hanover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — Given the various options for a ballhandling guard during a three-on-one break, Lebanon High sophomore K.J. Matte chose the one on Friday night that might come to define what this year’s Raiders are all about. He …

A Drive Toward Fitness: Lebanon Bus Drivers Take a Trip to the Gym

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lebanon — School bus driving might not seem like a very physically active vocation, but it has been for the last 10 months in Lebanon. Twice per week, the city’s school bus drivers gather at CCBA’s Witherell Recreation …

A Love for Lebanon: City to Recognize Linda Preston for 40 Years of Service to Youth

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lebanon — The dateline says it all for Linda Preston. She is Lebanon — born and bred; heart and soul. As a coach and educator in the city, Preston, 62, has molded the lives of the children in …

Not Throwing in the Towel: Lebanon’s Filiano Still Has Big Competitive Plans as Dartmouth Senior

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hanover — As Dominic Filiano has gotten older and grown over the years, Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House has been one of his primary sanctuaries. Since his freshman year of high school, the track and field throwing specialist …

KUA Hoopsters Roll

Monday, December 15, 2014

Staff Reports Babson Park, Mass. — The Kimball Union Academy boys basketball team wrapped up a successful weekend in suburban Boston by toppling Phillips Andover, 62-29, at the Babson College Showcase on Sunday. Crew Ainge put up a game-high 21 points for the Wildcats (4-2), with 19 of …

Ainge, KUA Nip PA

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Staff Reports Meriden — With Crew Ainge pouring in a game-high 27 points, the Kimball Union Academy boys basketball team opened its home schedule with a tight 64-60 win over Proctor Academy on Monday. Ross Gerber aided the Wildcats (2-1) with 11 points, and Moses Toriola contributed down …

Local Roundup: UVM Women’s Hoop Nips Green

Monday, December 8, 2014

Staff Reports Burlington — Vermont finished with four players in double figures and held on late in the second half to defeat the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team, 68-63, on Sunday afternoon at Patrick Gym. Dartmouth sophomore Fanni Szabo led all scorers with 25 points. Big Green juniors …

George R. Creeger

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — George R. Creeger of Middle Haddam, Conn. died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder. Born in 1925 in Attleboro, Mass., the son of Methodist Minister whose parishes included Middletown, Conn. (where George met his wife Elva, the daughter of …

Mark A. White

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Mark A. White, 53, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. He was born on May 28, 1961, to the late Vern & Phyllis (Farnsworth) White in Hanover, N.H. Mark graduated from Lebanon High School and enlisted in the Marine …

Wedding: Barrow — Turner

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Enfield — Nicole Lynne Barrow and Matthew Ryan Turner were married on Sept. 20, 2014, in Croydon. The bride’s father walked her down an aisle made of maple logs and mason jars of fall flowers, to the gazebo …