Outdoors / Recreation

The House captain Mike Pepe skates away from a Barrett's Bruisers defender during action in the Sharon Outdoor Hockey Tournament on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Sharon. The House won the tourney title with a 7-4 victory over the Bruisers.
Sarah Gagliardone photograph

Outdoor Ice Kings

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Left: The House captain Mike Pepe, center, curls away from a Barrett’s Bruisers skater during action on Sunday at the Sharon Outdoor Hockey Tournament in Sharon. The House took the title with a 7-4 win over the Bruisers. Above: The House’s Caleb Callaway, Derek Callaway, Steve Lawson, Mike Pepe, Ryan Pepe and Ty Gagliardone, from left, pose with the championship …

Recreation Briefs: Ford Sayre’s Taylor Races to Skinner Cup Victory

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Ford Sayre Ski Council skiers set the stage for their upcoming New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association state qualifiers by skiing to fop finishes on Sunday at the Bob Skinner Cup giant slalom at Mount Sunapee. Lainie Taylor led the Ford Sayre girls by winning the U14 division by more than …

White River Access May Increase in Royalton, Bethel

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Residents of Royalton and Bethel might soon have better public access to the White River and one of its tributaries. Both towns are working with the nonprofit White River Partnership to convert properties along the White River and Gilead Brook into public parks and river access points. Three parks in Bethel totaling 10.1 …

Downhill Ski Deals for the Season

Sunday, December 7, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News No season pass? Don’t go for multi-ticket discounts? Not working in the industry or volunteering? Is Luddite your middle name? No problem. If you’re a show and go skier or …

Free Spirit: After Olympics, Hanover’s Krass Looks to Carve Her Niche

Thursday, December 4, 2014

It may eventually become a financial means to an end, but Julia Krass would like for freeskiing to remain fun just a little while longer. A home-schooled high school senior who played a key role on Hanover High’s …

Recreation Briefs: Williams, Zaring Conquer Snow at Turkey Trot 5K

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Woodstock — Former Hanover High School cross country runner Noah Williams came home for the holidays and left with the victory in Thursday’s Zack’s Place Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K. Williams, 19, of Norwich, outpaced a field of 540 runners with a victorious time of 16 minutes, 53.0 seconds. …

A Mountain of Land in Thetford: 208-Acre Conservation Area Donated to UVLT

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thetford — Upper Valley Land Trust Stewardship Director Jason Berard was hopeful a giant white ash tree on Ely Mountain might be the largest of its species in Vermont. Orange County forester David Paganelli joined UVLT staff and …

Movie Highlights Ski Adventurers

Friday, November 28, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer He had to travel across the planet, but pro snowboarder Seth Wescott found the perfect remedy for his ailing left knee. The 38-year-old Maine resident and two-time Olympic snowboard gold medalist …

Riley Memorial Karate Club Promotes Seven Youths

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hartland — Seven young members of the Riley Memorial Karate Club earned promotions in martial arts after testing under the guidance of sensei Peter Carini on Nov. 10. Taylor Isenor, Zachary Kostas and Christopher Kostas all received the rank of yellow belt. Jack Morin, Matty Hennig and Noah …

Blazing New Trails: Additions to Claremont Park Slated for Spring

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Claremont — Work is expected to begin next spring on construction of nearly three miles of new trails on a variety of terrain in Moody Park. The upgrade is based on recommendations from a trail building and maintenance …

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 …

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 …

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 …