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Outdoors / Recreation

It’s a Family Affair

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hanover — Friday’s qualifying round in the 39th Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club might have been the slowest 18 holes Scott Peters has played in the event in many a year. That’s OK with the onetime Hanover High School standout who has challenged land-speed records on the Dartmouth College course in years past. And not just because he and partner Andy Hydorn toured the par-71 layout …

Gadgets, Gear and Lots of Cool and Fancy Things for Outdoorsmen to Enjoy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Susan Cocking The Miami Herald Fishing kayaks with motors; lures that change color with different water temperatures; sonar fish-finders you cast like a bobber; and multiple variations of the popular bass frog. These were among the new products on display at the 2014 ICAST Show in Orlando, Fla., recently — the world’s largest recreational fishing tackle trade expo. Expect to see these …

A Heavenly Little Climb

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News Such a view. Sure, we shlepped and shvitzed, and those low-elevation bugs made us crazy enough to wear mosquito netting for a spell, but soon enough we felt overheated and claustrophobic, so we took off the head nets and let the mosquitoes have their way …

Recreation Notes: Towns Honor Accident Victim

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tragedy afflicted Tunbridge last month when 20-year-old Jen Kinnarney, of South Royalton, died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. While both communities mourned, more than 100 friends gathered to help make things a little easier for …

GM: Claremont's Twin State Speedway Progressing With Revival

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Claremont — When Jimmy Zullo agreed to become general manager of Twin State Speedway, he knew there would be huge challenges to the task. After all, the Claremont oval — known for decades as the Claremont Speedway — …

Eight-Legged Engineers

Monday, July 7, 2014

Roughly half of all spiders ambush or use snares and traps to capture prey. The rest spin webs to catch their meals. There are many different types of webs — sheet, funnel, cob, mesh, etc. Several families of …

Bicyclists Are Believing and Achieving

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Brent Bell was tired of hearing people tell him what he couldn’t do. So he decided to show them. At 2 a.m., that Friday morning 37 years ago, the then 13-year-old Lebanon Junior High student sneaked out of …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Legion Still Unbeaten

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Lebanon — Andrew Houde was force on the mound and at the plate as Lebanon’s Post 22 American Legion baseball team dismantled Plymouth 11-1 in a mercy-rule shortened seven-inning game on Saturday at Lebanon High. Post 22 improved to 9-0 overall, 8-0 in league play. House allowed one …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

(Baseball) Diamonds Are Forever

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hartford High and Hartford American Legion baseball coach Jarrod Grassi, right, spreads clay on the infield of a new baseball field being built at the Maxfield Sports Complex in Hartford with Matt Bing, left, and Hunter Grace, center, …

Recreation Briefs: Woodstock Squads Collide at N.H. Curling Tourney

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Conway, n.h. — The Woodstock Curling Club stole the show by putting both of its entries in the final match of the Grand National Curling Club of America championship at Ham Arena this week, with the quartet of …

Amen Corner: There’s No Need to Haggle — Sometimes It’s Good to Waggle

Thursday, July 3, 2014

What the heck is the waggle all about? Back in the day, most of the world’s best golfers had a waggle in their pre-shot routine. Today, you don’t see the young guns waggle as much. Why? First, what …

Wanting Water Everywhere: Runner Uses Yoga to Raise Money for Native Kenya

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hanover — Elite distance runner Sam Chelanga has settled in the Upper Valley in part because the wooded hills remind him of his home village in Kenya. Now he’s hoping friends in his new surroundings can help him …