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Jane Higgins, 65, of Lebanon, sets up for a clean and jerk lift during her work out in the CCBA Witherell Center weight room Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Higgins recently set two records in her age group at the national masters weight lifting meet in Shreveport, La.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

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 Wallin. Higgins met Wallin three years ago on her first day as a Carter Community Building Association member. Wallin invited Higgins — …

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, last week. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

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 had taught me earlier in the day. My rod squirreled furiously from the hit at …

N.H. Anglers Can Hit Water Today ... If the Ice Bothers to Yield

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — At Martel’s Bait and Sport, there was a healthy bit of skepticism as today’s opening day of fishing season approached. It was 24 degrees outside the cozy shop last week, the wind was cutting and …

Cold Weather’s Camping Challenges

Sunday, March 30, 2014

In the Boundary Waters, Minn. — Lying in my toasty sleeping bag, I waited for the crackling fire in the small wood stove to warm the frigid canvas tent. My three camping companions already had emerged from their bags on this bitter cold morning and fired the stove. …

Trout Fishing’s Many Angles

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pittsburgh — Want fish? Go to the supermarket. They’ve got plenty, and if you’ve got the money you’re guaranteed to take some home. Fishing, however, isn’t about food. It’s about balancing gear and an ever-growing skill set with …

Spring Skiing Signals Season’s Swan Song

Sunday, March 30, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News Loving the snow? Then enjoy true spring skiing with a few added twists as skiers and snowboarders should be able to ride chairlifts through much of April, and likely longer. Or, take to the woods. Like skiing at Jackson Ski …

Snowcats on the Prowl: Group Goes All Out to Maintain Trails

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lebanon — When winter lingers, it means more fun for members of the Twin State Trailbusters. For volunteers in the Lebanon-based snowmobile club, it also means more commitment. Mark Gardner, now in his 24th year as club president, …

Recreation: Fontaine, Hagley Run to Shuffle Wins

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lebanon — Running through a spring snow squall without much difficulty, Lebanon’s Josh Fontaine and Laura Hagley ran to victories in the Shamrock Shuffle 5K on Saturday, the opening event on the seven-stop Upper Valley Running Series. A …

Rosalie Outlook

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Snow Time Like Race Time

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A little snow didn’t stop more than 700 runners from participating in Saturday’s Shamrock Shuffle 5-kilometer race in Lebanon. Above: Josh Fontaine, of Lebanon, hugs his mother, Yvette, after he finished first with a time of 15 minutes, …

A Race to Get Shamrock Shuffle Up and Running

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The calendar says spring began Thursday. The streets of downtown Lebanon say otherwise. Department of Public Works crews will be busy on Kimball Street and Shaw Street today, trying to remove enough snow to allow the annual Shamrock Shuffle 5-kilometer road race take place safely along its normal …

Great Skates

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Concord — Sweeping four games by an aggregate 16-2 score, the Twin Valley Bantams skated to a 3-0 win over the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs on Sunday at Everett Arena to capture the New Hampshire Tier IV state …