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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 …

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 …

The Family That Skis Together …

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Breton family, of Orford, clockwise from top left, Levi, 6, Erika, Jasper, 3, and Dan, ski the trails at the Strafford Nordic Center on a blustery Sunday morning, March 16, 2014. …

New Boats Have All the Benefits

Monday, March 17, 2014

Boise, Idaho — Fishing’s getting pretty personal - as in personal fishing craft. Innovations rise to the surface every year as boat builders figure out new ways to make it easier to stand up and cast, store fishing …

A Grueling Challenge for a Great Cause

Monday, March 17, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News Maybe 15 runs into his ski day, Mark Holmes was riding the lift dressed in about seven layers of clothing making him more prepared for subzero chills rather than the temps flirting with 20. He had to stay warm because …

Cusk Fishing Is at Its Peak

Monday, March 17, 2014

By Coleman Stokes Special to the Valley News The cusk bears the distinction of being the only member of the codfish family to inhabit freshwater. Cusks are eelish looking creatures that live on the bottom of more than …

Grant Helps Green Mountain Horse Association Repair Barn Roof

Monday, March 17, 2014

South Woodstock — Green Mountain Horse Association has received a $15,000 matching grant from the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation to help replace a roof on its historic Upwey Barn. The roof work has been divided into three …

Shuffle Is Off

Friday, March 14, 2014

Staff Reports Lebanon — Many devoted runners in the Upper Valley look forward to the annual Shamrock Shuffle as the unofficial start of Spring. Not this year, unfortunately. Thanks to the recent snowstorm, they’ll have to wait one more week. Lebanon director of recreation and parks Paul Coats …

UV Running Series Commences With Shamrock 5K

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lebanon — Ignore the evidence in the yards and on the roads of the Upper Valley: Spring running season is upon us, with no greater testimony than the start of the Upper Valley Running Series, which arrives with …