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Outdoors / Recreation

Group Picks Up Work on 2nd Campion Rink

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — Efforts to build a second Campion Rink have resurfaced. The Campion Sports and Recreation Project — a nonprofit formerly known as the Lebanon Community Arena Association and later the Lebanon-Hanover Twin Rink Association — is pursuing the potential development of a second ice rink that would abut the existing James W. Campion III Rink in West Lebanon. It’s the first time the efforts have continued in earnest since …

Tiny Island, Big Experience

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A year ago I was on one of the most remote islands in the world, walking in my brightly colored mumu among the palm trees and their thousand shades of green. As the temperature dropped and the light began to fade through the trees, I watched as dozens of birds made their way back to the jungle after a long day of fishing …

Everybody on the Lake

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dundee, Wis. — The kames and eskers were covered by a healthy blanket of snow, the trails were groomed, the air temperature hovered in the 20s and the lakes had at least 10 inches of crystal cap. By any measure last Saturday, the northern Kettle Moraine region was bursting with opportunities for winter …

Hanover Grad Hosts Training for Cancer Support Cause

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lebanon — Hanover High School graduate, personal trainer and cancer survivor Grady Chaltain has started a special fitness class, CFW Boot Camp, with the goal of raising money to help young adults affected by cancer. Chaltain’s classes are …

Cox Sets Records at Nationals

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Staff Reports Atlanta — Hartland’s Hannah Cox added to her considerable swimming resume by winning two national titles, setting two New England records and another junior national mark during last week’s USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior National Championships …

Rec Notes: Weather Delays Opening of Lebanon Ice Rinks

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lebanon — The Friends of Lebanon Recreation and Parks successfully raised money needed for the installation of two outdoor skating rinks at Pat Walsh Field. Now all the group needs is a little cooperation from the weather. Sturdy plastic boards measuring 18 inches high were set up recently …

3 New Trustees Join VINS

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Quechee — Three new trustees have joined the Vermont Institute of Natural Science Board of Trustees. Edith “Brucie” Hubbell, of Norwich, moved to the Upper Valley 15 years ago. Hubbell has volunteered with VINS, leading tours and discussions, and served on the board of the Upper Valley Humane …

‘The One That Didn’t Get Away’

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Telling the story about the one that got away is never as satisfying as forwarding a photo, showing off a mount or feeding the family with the one that didn’t get away. A week into firearm deer season, …

Getting Serious About Deer Sickness

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I’ve been fortunate to hunt in North America for more than 30 years, mostly in Wisconsin but also in Alaska, Montana, Canada and Mexico, and have many treasured experiences. The 2015 Wisconsin deer season, however, brought an unwelcome first in my world. A buck I shot Nov. 2 …

Lots to Admire at Clark Lake

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Kingstown, Kan. — This can’t be western Kansas. The minute you take a road that descends off the stereotyped flat landscape of the region, you set eyes on a sparkling jewel of a lake that looks like it belongs in a state such as Utah or New Mexico. …

Wilder Woman Is Swimming’s Heartbeat

Friday, December 11, 2015

White River Junction — It’s the second session on day two of the New England Winter Classic swim meet at Upper Valley Aquatic Center, and Mary Gentry has already overseen about 120 heats. There will be nearly 550 …

Getting Comfortable With Winter Outings

Thursday, December 10, 2015

I will never forget my first winter trail run. As a native of the concrete world that is the San Francisco Bay Area, I was introduced to trail running by my husband, Curtis, a native New Englander, and was still a novice back in 2009 when he took …

Recreation Briefs: UVAC Rolls Up the Victories at Winter Classic Meet

Thursday, December 10, 2015

White River Junction — Hartland’s Hannah Cox and Hanover’s Kristan Hansen warmed up for this week’s U.S. Winter Junior Championships by combining for nine event victories at the New England Winter Classic swim meet last weekend at the …