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With a light rain falling Sean Plottner of South Strafford, Vt., takes advantage of the Memorial Day holiday as he tees off on the first hole at the golf course at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt., on May 25, 2015.  
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Time to Play on a Holiday

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Despite the presence of light rain, Sean Plottner, of South Strafford, takes advantage of the Memorial Day holiday as he tees off on the par-3 first hole of Lake Morey Country Club in Fairlee on Monday afternoon.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

A Good Hike Spoiled? Not at All: Storrs Pond Opens 18-Hole Disc Golf Course

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hanover — Pars and birdies were rare on the first day of league play Thursday, but you know what’s said about a bad day of golf. It’s better than a good day of most anything else, and that’s not the only terminology applicable to both traditional golf and disc golf. Tees, fairways, approach …

‘A Different Mud Season’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

They’re motivated by mud. Both physical and mental toughness are tested as contestants “muck it up” while going over wooden walls, crawling on their stomachs under barbed wire and trying to negotiate various other daunting obstacles. It’s also a chance for inspiration and support. The fourth annual Mountain Mucker 2015 at Mount Sunapee, …

Saving the Moose: Hanover Conservancy Raising Money to Preserve Trail

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — One goal of the Hanover Conservancy’s “2020 Vision” initiative is to protect the entire seven-mile ridgeline of Moose Mountain. Thanks to a new pair of pending conservation easements, the organization is closer to doing just that. …

Recreation Briefs: UV Vixens Hosting Three-Team Roller Derby Opener

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Woodstock — The Upper Valley Vixens will open their 2015 roller derby schedule with a three-team Mayhem Tournament on Saturday at Union Arena. The Vixens will welcome the Borderline Riot and the Connecticut-based Shoreline BellaDonnas to town for the event. The teams will play each other in a …

Amen Corner: Now That Spring’s Here, Get Your Grip Up to Snuff

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

While it’s still early in the season and the temperatures are cold, let’s review the grip. Any grip change is tough to deal with. It’s like knowing it’s still really cold out but also knowing it’s spring, so …

Gobble, Gobble ... and Good Luck!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In spring, when the focus of most outdoor enthusiasts turns to fishing, hunters are gearing up for one last chance to hit the woods until fall. Spring gobbler season kicks off next month, giving New Hampshire hunters an …

Twin State Hikers Rejoice as Warm Season Nears

Sunday, April 26, 2015

With snow melting, rivers rising and mud making the rounds, it’s a good time to look ahead to another season of sun, wildflowers, peaks, trails, camping, rivers and travel. The North Country is getting some love from New …

Superior Fishing in Minnesota

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On a cool April morning, the brethren of the long-handled fishing net were assembled on the south pier of the Duluth ship canal. George Hamilton, a recent transplant from Los Angeles, was among them, wearing blue ice-fishing gear …

Ready to Run: After Many Years, Boston Remains Unique for Hartland Resident

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hartland — It was a busy workday for Peg Sullivan at Mt. Ascutney Hospital on April 15, 2013. When she got home, she opened her personal email to find it packed with frantic inquiries from friends and relatives …

Turkey Program Unites Students And Mentors

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dousman, Wis. — Cayden Weiland, 10, of Waukesha, Wis., comes from a hunting family and has expressed a desire to hunt for years. Mandy Eisler, 35, of Delafield, Wis., is a mother and wife who hadn’t considered hunting for dinner until her 11-year-old daughter got the family into …

Python Hunt Planned in Fla.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Come to South Florida. Lie on the beach. Play golf. Kill pythons. The nation’s hunters will again be invited to visit South Florida to take out the Burmese pythons that have staked a claim to the top of …

Robust, Active Baits Attract More Trout

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Scent, taste, color, size, position in the water — all contribute to a fish’s attraction to food. But in most cases, if the food isn’t moving, the game fish is moving on. That’s why they call it “live” …