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The Hanover Wild U10 girls show off the fruits of their Veterans Day Girls Hockey Classic championship spoils.
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Calling All Skiers, Snowboarders

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Enfield — Whaleback Mountain is seeking youths between 5 and 17 years of age to join the Whaleback Core Team ski and snowboard teams this winter. The Core Team features teaching from former Olympians and X Games competitors for all abilities. Classes feature small groups emphasizing fun, teamwork and enjoying the outdoors. The program runs from the first week of …


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bernie Corrette, of Lebanon, pauses to load his rifle on his way into the woods to hunt in Lebanon on Monday.Valley News — James M. Patterson …

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 …

Old World Grasses, New World Issues

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Rancher Bill Edwards is fighting an enemy that threatens to overrun his Flint Hills pastures, robbing his cattle of nutritious grasses and leaving the meadowlarks, box turtles, bobwhite quail and other wildlife in the same native prairies without …

Be Sure to Be Resolute

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Nathaniel T.P. Davis must have been as hardened as the granite surrounding him. The son-in-law of Abel and Hannah Crawford, members of the pioneering family that brought trails, hotels and visitors to the rugged northern New Hampshire notch that bears his in-law’s name, had an itch to construct …

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 …