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Liz (Gillian Tyler) recounts meeting a mysterious young man named Jarret in the ten-minute play, "Jarret", written and directed by Faith Catlin during a rehearsal for the Parish Players' tenth-annual ten minute play festival at the Eclipse Grange Theater in Thetford, Vt., on Feb. 4, 2016. 
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Entertainment Highlights: Parish Players Celebrates 10 Years of 10-Minute Plays

Thursday, February 11, 2016

If love is better the second time around, how about learning that the Parish Players want to produce another one of your scripts at their Ten-Minute Play Festival? For Lyme resident Faith Catlin, making her play Jarret fit the exacting format sometimes felt more like an exercise in killing her darlings during the countdown to the 10th festival, which starts …

Hartford Village Fire Victim on Road to Recovery

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hartford Village — A Hartford man who was critically injured in a fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building last week said his condition has marginally improved. Charles Crooks suffered second- and third-degree burns to his arms when he tried to extinguish a Feb. 2 cooking fire that started in the kitchen of …

Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging …

Slow Start, Hot Finish: Thetford Girls Pull Away From Windsor

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thetford — Thetford Academy girls basketball coach Eric Ward spent much of the first half of Wednesday’s game with Windsor yelling from the bench, jumping and waving his arms as he tried to direct offensive traffic. The halftime …

“Buster” Clinton Irving Bates, Jr.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monroe, N.H. — Buster Bates died peacefully at his home in Monroe on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was 89. He was born in Braintree, Mass. on Dec. 21, 1925, the son of Marion Reed Bates and Clinton Irving Bates. He was an Eagle …

2015-16 High School Bowling Preview

Sunday, December 20, 2015

For the bowling teams at Windsor High and Stevens High, this season is all about completing what they started. Both teams finished with high rankings in their respective states, but each fell short of their ultimate goals with …

Ready to Strike: Bowling in Vermont Aims for VPA Sanctioning

Sunday, December 20, 2015

For outsiders at least, it’s hard to imagine Vermont bowling as anything other than fully sanctioned. It certainly acts like it is. As a new season begins, the sport enters a crossroads, culminating in a May 2016 vote …

Elizabeth Davis Olsen

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Autryville, N.C. — Elizabeth Davis Olsen, 88, formerly of Lyme, N.H. died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C. She was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Manchester, N.H. a daughter of Harold T. and Lucille (Colburn) Davis. Elizabeth grew up in Pembroke, N.H., Norwich, Vt., …

Marjorie Lucetta Hall Steel

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Greenville Miss. — Marjorie Lucetta Hall Steel, age 91, of Greenville, formally of Tonawanda, N.Y., and Ellenton, Fla., died on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. Mrs. Steel was born Feb. 24, 1924, in North Tonawanda. She was the daughter …

Sumner “Jay” Southworth

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Post Mills, Vt. — Sumner “Jay” Southworth, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Husband of 67 years to Barbara “Bobbie” Jean Southworth and local resident for all his life, Jay leaves behind a vast family and community legacy. Born …

Local Roundup: TA Girls Roll Past Bucks

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team has allowed just 15 total field goals in its opening two games, including those surrendered in a 53-31 victory over Blue Mountain on Monday night. But Thetford coach Eric …

Local Roundup: Canes Break Records

Monday, December 14, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Hartford High athletes recorded three school records, Windsor’s Katey Comstock ruled the shot put again and Oxbow’s running Giesing sisters accounted for a win and joined in a top-three team finish to highlight Saturday’s Vermont Princpals Association indoor track and field meet at Norwich University. …

3 New Trustees Join VINS

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Quechee — Three new trustees have joined the Vermont Institute of Natural Science Board of Trustees. Edith “Brucie” Hubbell, of Norwich, moved to the Upper Valley 15 years ago. Hubbell has volunteered with VINS, leading tours and discussions, and served on the board of the Upper Valley Humane …