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With a light rain falling Sean Plottner of South Strafford, Vt., takes advantage of the Memorial Day holiday as he tees off on the first hole at the golf course at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt., on May 25, 2015.  
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Time to Play on a Holiday

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Despite the presence of light rain, Sean Plottner, of South Strafford, takes advantage of the Memorial Day holiday as he tees off on the par-3 first hole of Lake Morey Country Club in Fairlee on Monday afternoon.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

A Good Hike Spoiled? Not at All: Storrs Pond Opens 18-Hole Disc Golf Course

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hanover — Pars and birdies were rare on the first day of league play Thursday, but you know what’s said about a bad day of golf. It’s better than a good day of most anything else, and that’s not the only terminology applicable to both traditional golf and disc golf. Tees, fairways, approach …

‘A Different Mud Season’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

They’re motivated by mud. Both physical and mental toughness are tested as contestants “muck it up” while going over wooden walls, crawling on their stomachs under barbed wire and trying to negotiate various other daunting obstacles. It’s also a chance for inspiration and support. The fourth annual Mountain Mucker 2015 at Mount Sunapee, …

No Waiting Required

Sunday, May 24, 2015

With one foot on the pedal of his bow-trolling motor, Bob Turgeon eased his boat quietly into a narrow bay of this lake recently. Viewed by any of the many Canada geese that traded back and forth over …

Recreation Briefs: Windsor Comets Heading to Ohio for AAU Nationals

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Essex Junction, Vt. — Riding big games from Olivia Rockwood and Hayley Fortin along with solid team shooting from the free-throw line, the Windsor Comets U13 girls basketball team swept through five foes to win its Vermont AAU state championship on May 2-3 at Essex High School. Windsor …

Amen Corner: Where Ball Lies Can Give Clues to Its Destination

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Let’s play a game of Clue. You’re the investigator. You’ve approached the scene. You’re supposed to approach your golf shot systematically and thoroughly, like any good detective. You determine you’re 150 yards from the green, so you pull …

Backhanded Compliment

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Plainfield’s Bennett Hewett digs a throw out of the dirt at first base during his team’s Lebanon Youth Baseball Association game on May 14 in Lebanon. Hewett, 8, plays for the Reds in the association’s minor league, which …

A Dreamer Has Become a Doer: Neville Continues Long-Distances Runs to Inspire

Monday, May 18, 2015

White River Junction — Helene Neville is a two-time cancer survivor, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and bodybuilder. She’s also one heck of a runner. Neville, 54, is in the midst of a northerly route across the United States, having …

Go Run a Lake

Monday, May 18, 2015

Above: Janis Boulbol and her daughter, Sadie, 7, of Stockbridge, Vt., tie timing chips to their shoelaces before the start of the BarnArts Race Around the Lake 5K/10K in Barnard on Sunday. The race, in its second year …

Sunsets, Springtime and Smelt

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Superior, Wis. — A stunningly beautiful sunset has painted the sky above Lake Superior pink and orange as if leaping from the palette of an Impressionist, but that’s not why Jake Mohr and his 9-year-old son Canyon are …

Mystery Moose Takes Up Residence in Colo.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

How she ended up in Colorado’s Black Forest is a mystery. But she sure seems intent on staying. For the past four years, a female adult moose has prowled the wooded hills north of Colorado Springs — surviving a major wildfire in 2013 and spurning a chance to …

Bicycling to Safety: Windsor Event Gives Children an Education on Wheels

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor Recreation Department wants as many kids as possible to get outside on bicycles this summer — safely. The department Saturday held its annual “Bike Rodeo” event, which for the last decade or so has …

Recreation Briefs: Maxfield Tennis Courts Opening With Pair of Events

Thursday, May 14, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department will debut the tennis courts at its Maxfield Sports Complex with a pair of events in the coming days. The first, on Saturday, will serve as the grand opening for the complex’s courts. From 2-4 p.m., tennis players …