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Diane Harty at her home in North Walpole, N.H. on Sept. 23, 2015. Harty runs in marathons while her husband, Maurice, competes in half marathons. She has competed in events in every state and all seven continents. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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60 for 50: N.H. Grandmother Runs 60 Marathons in 50 States ... and Antarctica

Sunday, October 4, 2015

North Walpole, n.h. — Diane Harty is a 60-year-old grandmother who has run more than 60 marathons. So when she says the last six miles of a 26.2-mile run are the ones of concern, she’s speaking from experience. Not that her husband, Maurice “Moe” Harty, believes her. “For her maybe, but not for the rest of us,” Maurice said recently. …

A Northern Treasure

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A motion sensor turns on the lights in a curved tunnel with a wooden boardwalk surface. Delicious deep dark ledgy and mossy rock cuts provide shade from the sun. Stately manicured acres are the forefront to a horizon rippling with hills. See the swampy side of a popular kidney-shaped pond loaded with camps …

For Rainbows, Use Rainbow

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Autumn is the time to catch big rainbow trout. As the water cools, bows move into the shallow water to forage and spawn. Fish that were deep and elusive in the summer are easier to catch, especially from shore. According to NH Fish and Game, lakes will produce bigger trout than streams and rivers. Lakes provide a broader habitat which means more food …

Let the Water Flow South

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Here’s the biggest news that came out of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting in Fort Lauderdale last week: The Everglades and Everglades National Park are in huge trouble. When the freshwater Everglades have too much …

Former Dartmouth Hockey Star Retires

Friday, September 11, 2015

Calgary, Alberta — After 14 years in a Canadian national team jersey that netted three Olympic gold medals and three IIHF world championships, former Dartmouth College forward Gillian Apps on Thursday announced her retirement from international women’s ice hockey. Hockey Canada released the news of Apps’ decision along …

Women on Wheels: Female Cyclists Hit the Road With New Club

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hanover — Whether for competitive training or purely leisure, female cyclists in the Upper Valley now have an outlet all their own. Founded last year, the Upper Valley Women’s Cycling Club was created in part to develop a …

Former New England Champ Comes Full Circle in Quechee

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Quechee — Golfers on the PGA Tour have someone to rake the sand traps, check the yardage, help read the greens, give the pep talk. On a steamy Tuesday on the Quechee Club’s Highland course, James Driscoll did …

New England Open Notes: Plenty of Changes at Quechee Club

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Quechee — Steve Rogers has been the Quechee Club’s head golf professional long enough to remember the New England Open from its last stretch at the club. He’d like this week’s return to kick off another lengthy visit. The event that took up the club’s Highland and Lakeland …

Good Fences Make Good Ballfields: Claremont Goes Green (Monster) on a Baseball Diamond

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Claremont — No matter how many trips you make to Fenway Park, it’s always a journey until you walk up the ramp and gaze upon the sight. The grass so green. The groomed, brown infield dirt. The bullpens …

Meet the Upper Valley’s Leader of the Trails

Sunday, September 6, 2015

West Lebanon — Former Hanover High and Richmond Middle School science teacher Ron Bailey has been retired from the Dresden School District for more than 25 years, yet the octogenarian’s career in trail work and stewardship continues to …

Sunday, September 6, 2015

When Kristen Bardorf decided to fish for bass, she headed for the dam at the north end of Mascoma Lake. During the summer, bass can be found there foraging in the current that runs over the spillway into the river. Bardorf usually fishes for panfish, but since landing …

Fluke and Snappers On Rise in New York

Sunday, September 6, 2015

New York — Fluke, snappers and black sea bass continue to be the focus for most New York-area anglers, and results of late have been mixed. As a general rule, catches to the east have seen more and bigger fish on all fronts, with Montauk and Orient points …

Hunting Shakeup in Florida

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — The future of two of Florida’s largest mammals came in for an intense debate Wednesday as the state wildlife commission approved a controversial new panther policy and set quotas for Florida’s first bear hunt …