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The Outside Story: This Fall, Bears Are Gorging Themselves on Apples

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last week, a black bear in a blaze orange collar showed up in our yard. Two cubs followed close behind. The sow paused to observe the house, then led her cubs up across our field and down into a small stand of apple trees beside the road. There the family feasted on piles of old apples lying in the grass. …

Is It Snowing Yet?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

As skiers and riders prepare to hit the slopes, know there are plenty of worthwhile upgrades and additions out there. Along the Interstate 93 corridor, Waterville Valley Resort has thinned its Sugar Shack glades and will feature a natural terrain park. Look for the Fun Run, a series of man-made and natural obstacles, …

‘It Seemed Nice to Hunt’

Saturday, November 21, 2015

School was held that day in La Crosse, Wis., but only in the morning. No classes were taught. Instead, students attended a program highlighting the sacrifices veterans had made for their country. Then the kids were dismissed. It was, after all, a national holiday, Armistice Day. This was in 1940, and matters were …

Recreation Briefs: Whaleback Core Team Pizza Party/Signup Saturday

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Enfield — The Whaleback Core Team will hold its annual pizza party and signup session on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Enfield ski area. The party is a good way for youths between the ages of 5 and 17 learn more about the Core Team, which focuses …

West Lebanon Skate Park Trades Wood for Concrete

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

West Lebanon — The ramps are starting to get revamped at Riverside Park Pavilion and Skate Park. Meeting demand from skaters at the popular Glen Road facility, two new concrete features were built this week in the first …

Lift Service: A Passenger’s Inverted View of the World in a Wife-Carrying Competition

Monday, October 19, 2015

It was a cool fall morning, but I looked ready for a summer jog along the beach, barefoot in Spandex shorts and a T-shirt. A little intimidated by the large crowd gathered around me, I focused on the …

Nola’s Best Friend

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hanover’s Amy Keeler kisses her dog Targhee, wearing a cape that reads “Nola’s Super Dog,” at the finish line of the 10th CHaD Hero half marathon on Sunday, in Hanover. Keeler and her husband, Gunnar Pope, ran in …

Young or Old, These Are Can’t-Miss Days for Eager Hunters

Sunday, October 18, 2015

On any October day, the hunters steal away. It is far too short, this month of withering ferns and pungent popple leaves, and they will not let it slip away from them. The small-town sophomore gets off the bus, hustles to the house. The dog follows him from …

Fall Has Finally Arrived

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Melvern Reservoir, Kan. — Last Tuesday morning had plenty of signs that fall had arrived. Sumac leaves were neon red on the prairies, and willow leaves were yellowing at the water’s edge. Above the lake, thousands of migrating gulls swirled while scattered flocks of ducks and geese flew …

Capes And a Cause

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — Ask organizers and participants his or her favorite part of CHaD Hero race day, and the answers are virtually and unequivocally similar. It’s the atmosphere. The smiles. The implicit sense of community and caring. It’s been happening for 10 years now. What began as a modest …

Recreation Briefs: Hanover Cyclocross Returns to Storrs Pond Saturday

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hanover — Pavement, dirt, even sand awaits as the New England cycling community hits the trails of the Storrs Pond Recreation Area on Saturday for the annual Hanover Cyclocross Race. Last year’s event drew more than 180 competitors …

Skiing Could Return to Old Mt. Ascutney Resort

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Brownsville — The former Mount Ascutney Resort will likely become part of the West Windsor Town Forest this December — which could mean a return to organized skiing on its trails as soon as this winter. A purchase …

The Outside Story: Meteor Showers Light Up Autumn

Monday, October 12, 2015

We call them shooting stars, and they never fail to make us catch our breath in surprise and wonder. But they’re not stars at all. Those bright, brief streaks across the night sky are meteors. And, clear skies …