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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 …

Storm Ices Championship at Deep Freeze Tourney

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Waterville Valley, n.h. — Riding three wins and a tie through the weekend, the Upper Valley Storm Bantams defeated Ludlow (Mass.), 4-2, to win the championship of the Deep Freeze Tournament on March 23. The Storm rolled to …

Eye on the Ball

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mark Coates, left, of Wilder and Paul Zaslaw of Hanover watch Lucas McKittrick of West Lebanon send the ball over the net during a game of Wallyball at the CCBA’s Witherell Center in Lebanon. The group gets together …

Greenway Gets Ready for Facelift

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Mascoma River Greenway supporters have more than warmer temperatures to look forward to this spring. Work is scheduled to begin April 14 for the next stage of construction of the MRG, an envisioned four-mile, multi-use trail connecting Lebanon to West Lebanon …

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