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Outdoors / Recreation

Hartford Rec Hosting Martin Richard Benefit Run

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wilder — With the Boston Marathon right around the corner, the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department, teaming with the Friends of Hartford Track, will host the Hartford Strong for Boston 5K road race on April 27. The event is a benefit for Team MR8, the Martin Richard Charitable Foundation. The charity grew from the death of 8-year-old Martin Richard, one of the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings. The …

A Little Light Warmup Goes a Long Way

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Peter Harris Special to the Valley News All right, finally, some of us have been able to hit some golf balls! How do you get yourself ready for the season? This past weekend, I witnessed a golf-hungry customer buy a large bucket of balls for the range, holding only a driver. I …

Riverfest Hits Choppy Water

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Once again, weather conditions are wreaking havoc on the Ledyard Canoe Club’s Riverfest plans. For the second straight year, the paddlers club of Dartmouth College has canceled its triathlon intended to help kick off a weekend of festivities culminating in Sunday’s popular Mascoma River Slalom in Lebanon. Instead of the traditional first-leg discipline of swimming, the triathlon was to include a canoeing segment …

Lebanon Woman, 65, Discovers Weight Lifting at the Right Time

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lebanon — Science tells us that gravity causes small objects to be captured by larger ones, caught to orbit. But that only scratches the surface of how Lebanon’s Jane Higgins has benefited from a chance encounter with Carl …

Silent Treatment

Monday, April 14, 2014

Brad Hollis II of Enfield gives his son, Gage Hollis, 10, instructions as he shoots a Walther P22 with a silencer to make it easier for Hollis to instruct his son at the Enfield Outing Club in Enfield, …

Fly-Fishing in Utah: Big Bites, Big Fun

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The sage stood still as the cry echoed by the bend in the Provo River. “Fish on,” I screamed. Ken and Jen Mihal swiftly sprung into action as I quickly forgot nearly everything the husband and wife guides …

Researchers Use New Methods to Track Sharks

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baltimore — When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move. Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey Research Institute plotted and analyzed the Mid-Atlantic …

Casting a Line

Monday, April 14, 2014

Larry Hilliard watches his line, while Rodney Smith walks back to the car while fishing in North Hartland on Friday. The two men are both from Windsor and fish all season long. They were trying their luck on …

Grantham Swimmer Bound for National-Caliber Meet

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Grantham — Like so many youths, Grantham’s Shaun Kronenwetter is heading away for a spring break. He just isn’t going to spend it resting on a beach or racing around Walt Disney World. The Lebanon Middle School seventh-grader …

Swingin’ the Clubs in a Winter Wonderland

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Season’s greetings! No, not the holiday greeting kind, but the start of the golf season! We should be able to hit golf balls by now, if not for the several inches of snow that is hanging around too …

Some Lures That Really Catch Fish

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Boise, Idaho — Ron and Pam Murray’s living room in Meridian, Idaho, looks like a steelhead angler’s candy store. Spread across tables and kitchen counters are chartreuse, red and black bucktail jigs. Packages of neon pink, yellow and green steelhead bobbers are tucked in boxes ready for shipment. …

Snowshoes, Steelhead on the Brule

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Along the Brule River, Wis. — The thermometer fell to 14 degrees in the valley here Saturday morning, but Derek Leslie didn’t mind. Leslie got his spot near Co-op Hole around midnight to make sure he had a …

Angler Pleads Guilty, Loses Potential World-Record Fish

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rob Scott, the Minnesota angler who caught a potential tip-up world-record lake trout in February, pleaded guilty on Friday in Canada’s Fort Frances Provincial Offences Court to keeping one lake trout over his limit. Scott, 65, won’t get to keep the fish. He paid a $400 fine plus …