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Kevin Pearce, shown in a promotional photograph, is part of a fundraiser in Lebanon, N.H., on Oct. 18, 2014, for the Love Your Brain Yoga organization. (Courtesy photograph)

By Don’s Early Light: Pearces Teach People to Love Their Brains

Friday, October 17, 2014

Who can tell what life has in store for them? Kevin Pearce thought he knew. Five years ago, the Norwich native was an elite snowboarder, a virtual shoo-in for an Olympic berth and potential medalist. But then a horrific training accident stole his dreams and nearly stole his life. Suddenly, snowboarding was no longer an option. The questions swirled through …

Shootout Success

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

White River Junction — With the season just around the corner, the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is reaching out for volunteer youth basketball coaches. Hartford seeks bench bosses at all levels, from the Start Smart program for ages 3-5 to its youth teams in grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and town team. With …

West Fairlee Opens Up the Woods to Hikers

Monday, October 13, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer West Fairlee — Thanks to fall foliage, the back roads of West Fairlee offer splendid visuals this time of year. The town’s conservation commission hopes more people will get into the woods for an even better perspective. Developments abound in Brushwood Community Forest, parcels of conserved land in West Fairlee and Fairlee totaling nearly 1,200 acres …

Lightning U12 Fire Anything but Fadeaways in Win

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Keene, n.h. — Playing on a field with lines faded enough to require cones to outline its shape, the Lightning Soccer Club U12 Fire boys used two-goal games from Henry Aspinwall and Owen Stannard to roll to a 7-0 win over Cheshire United over the weekend. Khuan-Yu Hall, …

Volunteering for Vermont 50 Means Plenty of Work, Rewards

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brownsville — Mike Silverman began volunteering for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports 18 years ago as a way to make friends. Now he’s guaranteed at least 1,350 of them every year. Silverman, 60, is in his 15th year …

It’s Just a Shot Away: Enfield Outing Club Gives Kids a Safe and Sporting Outlet

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Now in their fourth year providing a marksmanship outlet for young shooting enthusiasts, the Granite State Sharp Shooters’ sights remain right on target. The Enfield-based club practices weekly behind the Enfield …

‘You Knew It Was Going to Be a Good Day’: Friends Run for Denning

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hanover — Saturday’s Lost A Lot trail race in Lebanon concluded another successful season of the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series. When it was over, members of the endurance community paid homage to how much they lost …

Storm Warning

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Above: Hartford fourth- grader Chris Towne (56) breaks through the Windsor line in pursuit of the quarterback during the MiniCanes’ 34-0 defeat of Windsor in a fourth- and fifth-grade youth football game on Sunday at Hartford High School. …

Youth Hockey Season Warming Up With Gear Sale

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

West Lebanon — The Hanover Hockey Association will hold its annual used skate and equipment sale on Sunday at Campion Rink. The swap begins at 9 a.m. and coincides with the opening of the skating season at Campion. Used gear can be dropped off at the rink at …

North Haverhill Horseshoe Player Earns Top Honor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

North Haverhill — At her home nestled high above Dartmouth College Highway, Dale Gregory’s backyard features a pair of regulation horseshoe pits for easy practicing and playing. This summer, Gregory secured a high place within the pantheon of …

Traipsing Impishly Along in Pinkham Notch

Sunday, September 14, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News There’s an imp in Pinkham Notch. At least that’s what it appears to be. High on the west spur of North Carter, is a cliff from where the northern Presidential …

Squash Players Go Worldwide

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lebanon — Max Reed negotiated the Lebanon-to-Namibia airplane route last month. He doesn’t recommend it, unless it’s for purposes such as his. Reed, a senior at Lebanon High School, spent about 45 hours of travel time to get …

Recreation Briefs: WNHTRS to Honor Denning at Sept. 20 Lost-a-Lot

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — The Lost-a-Lot Trail Race on Sept. 20, the final event of the 10-stop Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series, will also double as a memorial to the life of series founder Chad Denning, who died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 39 while hiking on …