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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. …

Hanover Tennis Doubles Up Lebanon

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hanover — Not very long ago, Lebanon High boys tennis senior Jeff Purdy and Hanover counterpart Jeffry Li shared more than a similar first name. Neighbors on a cul de sac in Grantham for much of their childhood, …

Gordon “Peanut” Wilder

Monday, May 19, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — A Celebration of Life for Peanut Wilder, who passed away on March 11, 2014, will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at the farm where he grew up at 81 Center of Town Road in Plainfield. Directional signs will begin at the …

Plainfield Couple Help Crippled Lab

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Plainfield — Days had passed since her last session, but when the treadmill started moving, Taylor’s front paws picked up the cadence right away. “You remember how to do this,” Jim Hollander said, patting the 4-year-old dog’s head …

Kearsarge Rules Lebanon in Playoff Rematch

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lebanon — In a battle of reloading girls lacrosse programs, Kearsarge High proved to have a bit more weaponry Friday, handing rival Lebanon a 13-6 loss during a rematch of a 2013 NHIAA Division III semifinal. Anna Stowell …

Marauders Strong-Arm Raiders

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hanover — Hanover High baseball players used to walk to their home games. Way back when, all it took was a few strides to the south end of campus, where the school’s track now rests. Even the downhill …

State Busts Beaver Dam Threatening to Submerge Route 12A

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Plainfield — When it comes to flooding roadways, highway officials can’t just leave it to the beavers. But after state workers dismantled a beaver dam in a pond along Route 12A in Plainfield Friday in order to prevent …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

Thomas M. Mikula

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Williamsburg, Va. — Thomas M. Mikula passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, in Williamsburg at the age of 87. He was Kimball Union Academy’s 16th Head of School and led the Academy from 1974-1989. He will be remembered as an important and influential leader of Kimball Union …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Dewey Teaches Students to Heal: Therapy Dog Trainee a Hit at Hanover High

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hanover — There’s a new guy on campus, and he’s pretty popular. Dewey, a chocolate-colored Labradoodle who turned 4 months old last week, is Hanover High School’s new therapy-dog-in-training. He’s quickly become a beloved campus figure since he …