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Outdoors / Recreation

Hartford Rec Hosting Martin Richard Benefit Run

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wilder — With the Boston Marathon right around the corner, the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department, teaming with the Friends of Hartford Track, will host the Hartford Strong for Boston 5K road race on April 27. The event is a benefit for Team MR8, the Martin Richard Charitable Foundation. The charity grew from the death of 8-year-old Martin Richard, one of the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings. The …

A Little Light Warmup Goes a Long Way

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Peter Harris Special to the Valley News All right, finally, some of us have been able to hit some golf balls! How do you get yourself ready for the season? This past weekend, I witnessed a golf-hungry customer buy a large bucket of balls for the range, holding only a driver. I …

Riverfest Hits Choppy Water

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Once again, weather conditions are wreaking havoc on the Ledyard Canoe Club’s Riverfest plans. For the second straight year, the paddlers club of Dartmouth College has canceled its triathlon intended to help kick off a weekend of festivities culminating in Sunday’s popular Mascoma River Slalom in Lebanon. Instead of the traditional first-leg discipline of swimming, the triathlon was to include a canoeing segment …

VINS to Host Home-Schooler Classes

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Quechee — The Vermont Institute of Natural Science will offer a series of hands-on science activities for home schooling families this spring. The sessions, which take place from 10-11:30 a.m., are designed to help parents and students “unravel the wonders of the natural world,” VINS said in a …

VINS Receives $40,000 Grant

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Quechee — The Vermont Institute of Natural Science has received a $40,000 grant from the New York, N.Y.-based Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust. The money will support facilities improvements to VINS’ Wild Bird Hospital and raptor exhibits. The nonprofit is “extremely grateful” for the …

Silver Keeps Logan Smiling

Sunday, March 2, 2014

She’s probably still smiling. “There is just this smile across my face and I don’t think it’s going away for a while,” said Devin Logan the other day during a phone interview from a New York City cab. …

Area Group Takes Successful Leaps at Lake Placid

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lake Placid, n.y. — Seven Upper Valley ski jumpers tested their skills on Saturday by participating in the Norwegian Open tournament held at the Olympic Regional Development Authority’s Intervale jumps. The bulk of the action took place on …

Turkey Trot in Enfield

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Turkeys foraging for food cut into a yard between a house and garage in Enfield on Tuesday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Birds of a Feather Counted Together at VINS

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Quechee — Birds and humans alike last week took a keen interest in the suet and seed-filled feeders on the woodsy grounds of Vermont Institute of Natural Science. The people had a mission: record as many species as …

Strafford Boys, Tunbridge Girls Earn Tourney Titles

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tunbridge — The Strafford boys and Tunbridge girls proved victorious on Sunday in the Tunbridge Middle School Basketball Tournament held at the Tunbridge Central School. Rescheduled because of winter storms, both teams ran the table without a defeat …

Former Hanover Coach’s Business Serves Elite Athletes

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Enfield Center — George Merrill spent 35 years as a Richmond Middle School physical education teacher and a combined 48 seasons as Hanover High’s boys soccer and skiing coach, winning a total of 24 New Hampshire state championships …

Hanover U14 Girls Clinch Top State Tourney Seed

Thursday, February 13, 2014

White River Junction — In a game with seeding implications for the upcoming state tournament, the Hanover Wild U14 girls kept the Concord Capitals off the scoreboard in a 2-0 win at Wendell Barwood Arena on Sunday. In a game that required more than two periods for someone …

Rail Trail Gets Some Help

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Lebanon — The Northern Rail Trail is about to get a little bit wider, longer and more accessible. Thanks to a $10,000 grant made possible by the Foundation for Healthy Communities, a New Hampshire-based nonprofit, the Lebanon Department of Recreation and Parks is working on plans to extend …