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DJ Martinez, of Westminster, Vt., tries to avoid getting his flag pulled during the game between the Hawks and the Outlaws as part of the Twin Valley Adult Sports League at River Valley Community College in Claremont, N.H., on Sept. 28, 2014. (Valley News- Ariana van den Akker)

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 High School, the duo are putting on a show for “The Show” Sunday mornings in the Twin Valley Flag Football League. While …

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 Earth can seem more quaint fable than hard fact. But in this age of convenience, …

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 New Hampshire Fish and Game biologist Emily Preston. To register, call Nancy Smith, of Ausbon …

Woman Wins Battle To Capture the ‘Fish of a Lifetime’

Sunday, August 31, 2014

By Sam Cook Duluth News Tribune When a fish hit one of the lines Paul and Charlene Lind were trolling Aug. 14 in the Apostle Islands, Charlene was gracious. She let Paul take that fish. “I said, ‘I’m going to take the next one because the next one …

Simple Hints For a Big Catch

Sunday, August 31, 2014

By Coleman Stokes Special to the Valley News Perhaps the biggest compliment ever paid to me was by my friend Larry, who said: “If you go fishing with Coleman, you will catch fish.” That was after I had …

Recreation Briefs: Early Fall Fundraising Golf Tournaments Abound

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Got a weekend to spare? Like to play golf to help Upper Valley high school athletic programs? Then the Hartford and Hanover boys ice hockey programs would like to meet you, as they’ll host back-to-back golf tournaments over the first weekend of October. Hartford starts it off on …

Ame Corner: Skills Need Attention to Grow

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

By Peter Harris Special to the Valley News Welcome to the final column of the season. It is so much fun writing golf instruction blurbs for you. I hope you enjoy them and find helpful, and here’s wishing …

Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because …

Recreation Notes: Big Grant Paves Way for Mascoma Greenway

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Mascoma River Greenway Coalition isn’t letting the summer slip away quietly. The grass-roots organization on Thursday will host a check presentation, concert and fireworks display to celebrate its reception of a $350,000 grant awarded by the Timken …

Fire When Ready

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Though retired from hunting, Don Colburn, of Windsor, still regularly visits the Hartland Cove Shooting Range in Hartland to practice using his black powder pistols, including his 36-caliber Remington, a replica of a Civil War-era firearm. Colburn enjoys …

‘If I Can Do It, You Can Do It’: Mass. Amputee Uses Endurance Swim for Awareness

Monday, August 25, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — Every day, Mike Welsch faces the reality that his own alcohol-related motorcycle crash 35 years ago left him with an amputated lower right leg. Yet every day he appreciates that he can still walk, run …

Get Your Rifle Sighted in Today

Sunday, August 24, 2014

By Pete Zimowsky The Idaho Statesman If you’re a hunter, but not a hard-core target shooter, you should visit a range a few times before heading out to hunt next fall. It only makes sense to be prepared when you get a shot at an animal. If you …

Florida May Allow Hunters to Use Silencers While Hunting

Sunday, August 24, 2014

By David Fleshler Sun Sentinel Hunters of deer, turkey and other animals in Florida may soon be able to operate with lethal stealth under a state proposal to allow them to use silencers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider a proposal at its Sept. 10 …