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Ben Linehan, of Tunbridge, Vt., drains a German wiess beer from the mash tun to the boiler as Carol Hall, of Chelsea, Vt., checks its progress at Brocklebank Craft Brewing in Tunbridge, Vt., on July 24, 2015. The nanobrewery makes three barrels of beer a week, selling them in growlers. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Tunbridge Brewery Plans to Stay Small

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Off Route 110 in North Tunbridge and up the long climb of a tree-shaded dirt road that makes you think you’ve lost your bearings, there’s a small welcoming sign that announces Brocklebank Craft Brewing, a nano operation in the former Organic Cow Creamery that’s gaining the attention of beer enthusiasts around the Upper Valley and beyond. The sign sports a …

Back in the Saddle: Strafford Man Returns to the Rodeo

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Strafford — There’s a bumper sticker that Rhett Emerson remembers seeing about rodeo: “It’s not just a sport, it’s a way of life.” The Strafford resident said that mantra couldn’t be more accurate. Emerson, 42, has returned to competing in calf roping — which involves lassoing a calf from horseback, jumping off the …

Volunteers Sought for Morrill Homestead Festival

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Strafford — Will fall approaching, organizers of an upcoming festival are looking for some help. The Apple and Cheese Harvest Festival is set for Sept. 27 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Justin Morrill Homestead Education Center. Volunteers are needed to staff the apple and cheese tasting tables, lend a hand at the old-fashioned games station and help make hand-cranked ice cream. Set-up …

James G. Condict, Sr.

Friday, April 17, 2015

South Strafford, Vt. — James G. Condict, Sr. 84 died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, as the result of a ski accident. He was born Dec. 13, 1930, in San Diego, Calif., the son of Andrew J. Rylee and Cornelia McLoughlin Rylee. At the …

Volunteer Spotlight: Help the Morrill Homestead

Sunday, April 12, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer Strafford — From heirloom apples to artwork to open houses, those looking to pitch in at the Justin Morrill Homestead have a bevy of choices this season. Now a state-owned historical …

James G. Condict

Saturday, April 11, 2015

South Strafford, Vt. — James G. Condict, 84, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. A full obituary will follow. …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Sidney A. Pixley, Sr.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — Sidney A. Pixley, Sr., 81, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at his home in Strafford after a long illness. He was born June 7, 1933, in Randolph, Vt. the son of Gerald L. and Marie (Mayberry) Pixley. He attended school in Strafford. He served in …

Sidney A. Pixley

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — Sidney A. Pixley, 81 died Monday, March 23, 2015, at his home in Strafford. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Sugar Makers Uneasy as Cold Continues, Short Season Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strafford — What is often a busy time for the Upper Valley’s sugaring community has become a bit of a thumb-twiddler, as extended cold temperatures are keeping the sap in the trees and buckets mostly bare. “We’re kind of tapped out,” said Keith Fifield, of Fifield’s Sugarhouse in …

The Best Of the Rest

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Valley News’ three staff photographers and intern logged many miles over the first two weeks of March covering town and school meetings across the Upper Valley. Here are a few favorites that were not part of the …

Recycling Strains Town Dumps

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thetford — The good news is that residents want to recycle, steadily increasing the amount of recyclable material coming into Thetford’s transfer station over the past three years. The bad news is that a number of factors, including …

Grants Will Support Local River Projects

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pomfret — The Connecticut River Watershed Council has received more than $270,000 in grants to support river restoration projects in Vermont and New Hampshire. More than $250,000 comes from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund grant, while another $20,000 is from the …