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Jaymes Sanchez encourages campers to use more space during warm ups at a meeting of the Youth Shakespeare Project at the Howe Library in Hanover, N.H. on July 14, 2014.  The project, which meets four days a week, is a theater camp for students from 11-17 of all backgrounds and is free to attend.  Sanchez and Laura Neill founded the camp in 2012 while undergrads at Dartmouth.  This is the second year of the camp. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe ran through the scenes of Juliet and Her Romeo , the familiar tale with particular emphasis on its female characters. The outdoor …

Robert G. “Bob” Barnes, Jr.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Robert G. “Bob” Barnes, Jr., 85, resident of Grantham, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Flushing, N.Y. on Feb. 19, 1929, the son of Robert G. Barnes, Sr. and Sophie A. (Blazej) Barnes. He graduated from Bayside High …

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind that reflects how the USGA runs the United States Amateur — is also its curse. …

Engagement: Torrey-McGonis

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Enfield — Amber Torrey and Mark McGonis, of Enfield, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cherrie and Norman Torrey, of Plainfield. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 2004 and earned a bachelor’s degree …

Lebanon Track Athlete Earns Top Honor

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lebanon — By now, John Cioffredi knows all too well that his chosen sport is called track and field for a reason. Three older Cioffredi sisters made their names in the running half of the Lebanon High track …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …

Tag-Team Tourney: Vt. Open Requiring the Work of Two Courses

Monday, June 16, 2014

Killington, Vt. — There’s a collective responsibility to running any golf tournament. The folks behind the Jeff Julian Memorial Vermont Open are only taking it up a couple of notches this week. Following through on a decision to …

Forum, Saturday, June 14: Exciting Times in Plainfield; The Real Story About Veterans; Pies for Sale

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Exciting Times in Plainfield To the Editor: Recently a reporter stopped at our house to ask if we had memories of the time when our road, Center of Town Road, was in the news because of activities of the Browns (“Convict Apologizes to Plainfield” May 31). We mentioned …

‘One Life and It’s Up to Us’: Lebanon High Graduates Urged on Importance of ‘Grit’

Friday, June 13, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery. ∎ Lebanon — The city’s high school seniors were urged to aspire to bright futures during a graduation held under gray skies on the school’s football field on Thursday evening. Salutatorian Emma …

Lebanon Baseball Earns Revenge in First-Round Win

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lebanon — Watching as his younger brother gutted out an NHIAA Division II first-round baseball classic with No. 9 St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, Lebanon High graduate Cooper Hardy offered a confession: If the eighth-seeded Raiders pulled out a walk-off win over the Saints, “it’s gonna be hard …

Lebanon Lacrosse Thumps Pelham in Opener

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lebanon — Emily Perryman powered the Lebanon High girls lacrosse team to a 16-4 victory over Pelham in a first-round game of the NHIAA Division III playoffs Wednesday. In other, more startling news about town, the Dairy Twirl …

Margaret Wood Thomsen Poffenberger

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Margaret Wood Thomsen Poffenberger, 92, died in her home at Harvest Hill, Lebanon on Friday, May 23, 2014. Peggy was born to Eleanor Wood Thomsen and Raymond Long Thomsen in Hartford, Conn. on Feb. 6, 1922, the second of five children. She lived in West …

Local Roundup: Hanover Crew Wins Sleigh Cup

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hanover — Host Hanover High won five races to capture the Sleigh Cup as the New Hampshire public school boys and girls rowing champion during Saturday’s Hanover Invitational regatta on the Connecticut River. Seven of the state’s eight public school teams made the trip for the race, and …