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Butcher Your Own Deer? He’ll Show You How

Sunday, November 23, 2014

By Dennis Anderson (Minneapolis) Star Tribune Kerry Swendsen is evangelistic in his message to deer hunters: You can butcher your own deer. And save money in the process. And be assured the venison you and your family eat came from the deer you shot. Swendsen, who has decades of meat-cutting experience, started a company eight years ago called Deer Dummy (website: deerdummy.com), with the intent of teaching hunters how to …

Early Taste of the Season

Sunday, November 23, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News It is a tradition that is carved out before the turkey hits the table, and most skiers and riders have yet to schuss down paths of man-made mountain gold. On the paved shores of Boston Harbor, the disciples of snow congregate inside the Seaport World …

Two Chances to Run Off the Thanksgiving Calories

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Runners and walkers will have two chances to burn off the calories before and after sitting down to a big Thanksgiving turkey dinner next Thursday. The Hanover Recreation Department will host its 22nd Turkey Trot 10K road race on Sunday at 1 p.m. The 6.2-mile race will meander throughout the town on a route that will begin and end on the Hanover green. …

Olympic Footsteps

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Staff Reports White River Junction — The Upper Valley Hockey Association is offering introductory and competitive level programming for kids ages 3 to 15 at the newly renovated Wendell A. Barwood Arena. The early season practice schedule opens …

Raising the Flag of Football

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Poody Walsh Valley News Correspondent Claremont — Nothing has changed. Nate Duford is still throwing long touchdown passes to his twin brother, Josh. Only now, instead of teaming up to put points on the board for Stevens …

Modern Families Learn Primitive Skills

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Corinth — Nowadays, when people spend more time in the glare of a computer screen than the glow of a campfire, and everything from work boots to applesauce is just a mouse click away, humans’ reliance on the …

Helping Wildlife Adapt Is Topic Of Climate Change Workshop

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wilmot, N.H. — A free workshop about helping wildlife adapt to climate change is set for Nov. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wilmot Community Association’s Red Barn, 64 Village Road. The event is sponsored by Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust’s outreach committee. It will be led by …

A Journey Curtained by Fog

Sunday, September 28, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News They are craggy backwoods cliffs of granite towering hundreds of feet above the pine-needled grounds. To reach them, we scrambled steeply through a hodgepodge of crumbled boulders and trees swept …

New England Ski Areas Unite, Offer Discounts

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lyme — Dartmouth Skiway this week announced a partnership with five other independent ski areas called the “Freedom Pass,” which allows skiers to purchase discount season passes for all six locations. Dartmouth Skiway Marketing Coordinator Ben Craig said that the pass was an effort on the part of …

Vermont 50: Just the Facts

Thursday, September 25, 2014

What: 21st Vermont 50 Mountain Bike and Ultra Run. When: Sunday, first waves at 6 a.m. (mountain bike) and 6:30 (ultra run). Where: Start/finish line at Ascutney Mountain Resort, Brownsville. Course runs through parts of Brownsville, West Windsor and Hartland. Why: Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. …

Horse on Course

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Orange’s Karla Champney turns her horse, Impish Iron, around the course during a New Hampshire National Barrel Horse Association run on Sept. 14 at the Grafton Family Riding Club in Grafton. At 21 years of age, Impish Iron …

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 …