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Art Notes: The Junction Dance Festival focuses on public participation

07-10-2024 6:00 PM

By ALEX HANSON

For a long time, the primary venue for dance in these parts was Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center.The college incubated Pilobolus, the celebrated, New England-based modern dance company, which itself produced spinoff companies that make regular stops...


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These NH teachers wanted to make phonics fun. So they wrote their own comic books.

07-10-2024 5:01 PM

By SARAH GIBSON

Brittany McGuire got the idea from her 8-year-old son. He struggled to read and sometimes refused to do his reading homework. But he loved comic books.McGuire, a fourth grade teacher at Governor Wentworth Regional School District, turned to her...


Different art forms coexist at Opera North

07-10-2024 3:28 PM

By MARION UMPLEBY

As art forms go, opera, with its opulent venues and complicated storylines, can often risk intimidating and alienating all but its most avid fans.Since Evans Haile became the general director of Opera North 10 years ago, the company has been expanding...


On flood anniversary, Vermont again faces heavy — and potentially dangerous — rains

07-10-2024 9:06 AM

By JUAN VEGA DE SOTO

On July 10 last year, heavy rains that had begun the night before unleashed catastrophic floods across Vermont. This Wednesday, exactly a year later, torrential downpours may once again threaten the state with flooding, according to a forecast issued...


Fish and Game rule would create special hunting weekend for active military, veterans

07-08-2024 3:59 PM

By CLAIRE SULLIVAN

A new Fish and Game Department rule would create a special waterfowl hunting weekend for active military members and veterans.This reserved hunting time would take place the first weekend after the close of the regular hunting season in all zones....


A Life: Gillian Tyler ‘was just sparkling’

07-07-2024 5:01 PM

By ALEX HANSON

THETFORD — At Smith College in the 1950s, Gillian Lewis majored in visual art and minored in theater. Those studies presaged the direction her life would take after she moved to Thetford in 1960.Art was major, at least at first, as she made woodcuts...


Claremont celebrates

07-04-2024 5:55 PM

Korin Korpi, middle, untangles balloons for her daughter Finley LaFont 6, right, and ErinLyn Flamma, 9, during an Independence Day gathering of family and neighbors on Chestnut Street in Claremont on Wednesday. The group, including from back left,...


Upper Valley Fourth of July celebrations

07-03-2024 10:01 PM

FIREWORKSGrafton: July 6, dusk, Grafton Recreation Field, Prescott Hill Road.Fairlee; July 4, around 9 p.m., over Lake Morey.Hartford/Wilder: July 4, between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m., Kilowatt South Park, 61 Passumpsic Ave. (Rain date: July 5)Hartland: July...


After long closure, Ruggles Mine reopens to public

07-03-2024 6:02 PM

By CAROLINE FROST and HALEY CLOUGH

GRAFTON — Following the closing of Ruggles Mine in 2016, there was much speculation in town about what the future held for what was once a hot spot for “rock hounds.” Many residents questioned whether the mine, which dates back to the early 1800s, had...


EPA: Pike Hill copper mine cleanup progresses

07-01-2024 6:31 PM

By HALEY CLOUGH

CORINTH — The cleanup of the abandoned Pike Hill Copper Mine, a federal Superfund site, is moving forward with the treatment of contaminated soil and sediment scheduled for late summer and early fall, the Environmental Protection Agency indicated last...


Making movies in White River Junction

06-29-2024 4:33 PM

Counselor and intern Drew Boyce, left, reviews a shot with JAM Camp participants, from second left, Milo Hallinan, 10, of Lebanon, Zachary Albecassis, 11, of Hanover, and Malcolm Sharlet, 10, of Norwich, while filming a scene for their spy film at the...


Treatment seeks to prevent algae blooms in Lake Morey

06-28-2024 7:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

FAIRLEE — When Smith Reed and his wife, Ginny, were looking for a lake to live on around 15 years ago, Lake Morey stood out. “We wanted to find a lake that had clear water,” Reed said. “The water quality has been excellent.” In recent years, however,...


Out & About: Library puzzle contests aim to bring in new patrons

06-28-2024 4:31 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Those who like jigsaw puzzles — and have an appetite for friendly competition — should consider taking part in a team contest at the Windsor Public Library.The Great Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge, scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. Monday, July 15,...


Northern Stage prepares to break ground on White River Junction apartments

06-27-2024 7:57 PM

By NICOLA SMITH

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — In a push to secure its future as a regional theater company, Northern Stage has announced that it will break ground in July on a new housing development at the end of Gates Street. The complex of 18 units, which will provide...


Art Notes: Lebanon High School students put on play about school shootings

06-26-2024 5:04 PM

By ALEX HANSON

A little over a year ago, Seth Kelly and Arlo Hastings, who were then sophomores at Lebanon High School, had written a play they were hoping to produce.Because it was a Christmas play and their plan was to produce it in June, and because they thought...


Upper Valley Independence Day celebrations

06-22-2024 6:31 PM

FIREWORKS Brownsville: July 3, dusk, Ascutney Outdoors, 449 Ski Tow Road.Claremont: July 3, 9:30 p.m., Monadnock Park, 190 Broad St.Grafton: July 6, dusk, Grafton Recreation Field, Prescott Hill Road. Fairlee; July 4, around 9 p.m., over Lake...


Wednesday’s low-level earthquake had epicenter in Haverhill area

06-20-2024 2:29 AM

HAVERHILL — A midday earthquake near Haverhill on Tuesday rattled the nerves of area residents but otherwise there were no reports of injuries or property damage suffered in the low-level temblor, according to town officials.A magnitude 2.6 earthquake...


Arts group to perform Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ outdoors

06-19-2024 4:35 PM

By MARION UMPLEBY

At first glance, a setting as idyllic as the lush fields of Fable Farm, in Barnard, seems like the last place to stage a play as harrowing as “Macbeth.”But it’s this very setting that inspired director Killian White to pitch the tragedy for BarnArts’...


Art Notes: Upper Valley’s summer arts off to a hot start

06-19-2024 4:33 PM

By ALEX HANSON

The heat is supposed to break by Friday, if the forecast is for real.That’s a good thing in general, but particularly for Randolph, where the Chandler Center for the Arts and other organizations have made big plans for International Make Music...


Conservation groups raise concerns about Mt. Sunapee Resort's parking lot plans

06-14-2024 8:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

NEWBURY, N.H. — Conservation groups are raising concerns about a plan to expand parking at the Mt. Sunapee Ski Resort, the mountain’s aging wastewater system and the potential contamination of Lake Sunapee.Vail Resorts, which leases the ski area from...


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