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Out & About: Lion’s Club action auction offers community-building opportunities
04-05-2024 6:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

HANOVER — Three hours of babysitting. Freshly picked flowers. A custard pie.These homemade goods and services might not seem to have much in common, but they’re three among 42 things that are part of the Hanover Lions Club’s annual “action auction,”...

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Out & About: Volunteers needed to revitalize Lebanon blueberry patch
04-04-2024 5:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — Volunteers working to revitalize blueberry patches on conserved land near downtown Lebanon are looking for more help.The Lebanon Conservation Commission is planning to host a blueberry pruning work day this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Jackson...


Out & About: Lessons of the Holocaust focus of Thetford interfaith event
03-29-2024 6:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

THETFORD — Two Upper Valley congregations are joining together to host an event that encourages people of different religions to discuss faith and the Holocaust.“Faith Among the Ashes: Lessons From Holocaust Survivors” is scheduled to take place...


Out & About: New nonprofit aims to support families affected by brain injuries
03-22-2024 8:07 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Sierra Longmoore has always loved creating art and it became even more important during her recovery from the traumatic brain injury she suffered in 2020 at the age of 17.She continues to paint to this day and is particularly drawn to painting...


Upper Valley solar eclipse events
03-15-2024 5:06 PM

Email additions and updates to calendar@vnews.com. Events are free unless otherwise noted.Presentation: “Get ready for the April 8 Solar Eclipse” in Enfield: Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m. Chosen Vale Performance Center, 410 Route 4A. Grafton resident and...


Out & About: Windsor Diner serves up free meals to seniors through new program
03-15-2024 5:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Theresa Taylor shuffled a couple dozen tickets containing the names of older adults behind the counter at the Windsor Diner, which she has owned for around 15 years.Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Taylor was used to seeing groups of seniors...


Upcoming Easter egg hunts in the Upper Valley
03-09-2024 5:37 PM

Email additions and updates to calendar@vnews.com.Pictures with the Easter Bunny in Claremont: Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Claremont Runnings, 403 Washington St. Kids, pets and families welcome to get pictures taken with the Easter Bunny....


Out & About: Parks Service trains volunteers to identify hemlock pest
03-01-2024 8:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

CORNISH — The National Park Service is looking to train volunteers at the Upper Valley’s two national parks to identify an invasive insect that poses a risk to hemlock trees.Staff will lead workshops about the small aphid-like insect at 9 a.m. Friday,...


Out & About: In honor of Day of Remembrance, woman shares late husband’s story of internment
02-23-2024 9:46 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — Dorothy Whitney Yamashita pointed to black-and-white photographs of her late husband, Kanshi Stanley Yamashita, on screen.There he was, as a child on Terminal Island off the coast of California. There he was with his siblings. Their idyllic...


Out & About: Program seeks to improve interactions between police and people with disabilities
02-16-2024 7:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Like most parents, Josh Compton wants to keep his children safe.To do so, however, Compton, who lives in Windsor with his wife, Laura, and their two sons, Henry, 10, and Truman, 8, must factor in Truman’s autism.“It just so happens that one...


Out & About: Series for older adults celebrates creative play 
02-02-2024 9:21 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — Three longtime Upper Valley performers are teaming up to bring more play into the lives of the region’s older adults.Friends for decades, Marv Klassen-Landis, Ham Gillett and Michael Zerphy have been been mainstays in the region’s creative...


Out & About: Creativity and humor key to senior center’s ‘bad art’ fundraiser 
01-26-2024 10:20 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — On the wall of Gaal Crowl’s White River Junction art studio is a painting of Bugbee Senior Center director Mark Bradley.“It makes me smile every time I see it,” Crowl said in a phone interview. While the portrait has Bradley’s...


Out & About: Dartmouth resumes public astronomy events 
01-24-2024 8:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

HANOVER — Talking about space with community members — especially children — helps Dartmouth College astronomy graduate students Keighley Rockcliffe and Stephanie Podjed reconnect with the passion and curiosity that brought them to their chosen field....


Out & About: Vershire program supports families affected by addiction
01-19-2024 8:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

VERSHIRE — When Gregory Wilson joined Vershire Fire and Rescue a few years ago, he was struck by the number of calls related to mental health and substance misuse that the volunteer department received.Wilson, a pastoral psychotherapist, was also...


Out & About: CommunityCare of Lyme hosts volunteer potluck for MLK Day
01-12-2024 8:08 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LYME — CommunityCare of Lyme will host a volunteer potluck meal on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.The event ties in with the roots of the federal holiday which was established by Congress in 1983 as a “national day of service.” It will take place from 5...


Out & About: Dartmouth to open ice rink to the public
01-06-2024 4:26 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

HANOVER — This winter there will be another outdoor rink for ice skaters to visit in the Upper Valley: the Dartmouth Green.Dartmouth College is opening the rink to the public. The last time there was a rink on the Green was winter 2021. During the...


Out & About: 20 good things from 2023
12-30-2023 9:15 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

The year is coming to a close and that means it’s time for the “20 Good Things” wrap-up. Out & About started the list at the end of 2020 to acknowledge the good moments that happened in an otherwise difficult year. While 2023 was quite different from...


Out & About: Hartford Community Coalition hosts sober New Years
12-24-2023 1:19 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — While many holidays can be challenging for those in recovery, perhaps none is more challenging than New Year’s Eve — where many events feature alcohol.That’s why events such as the annual Alcoholics Anonymous’ “Alcathon” of...


Out & About: Listen’s Christmas Day meal returns with volunteer support
12-17-2023 12:51 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Listen Community Services is bringing back its Christmas Day meal.This year’s spread will be pickup and takeout only. People are required to reserve one of the 700 meals by calling 603-727-2518. They can either pick up the...


Out & About: Historic portrait returns to Hanover
12-09-2023 11:46 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ETNA — In the 1850s, famed portraitist Ulysses Dow Tenney painted a likeness of his father, Hanover resident John Tenney.Where the portrait traveled in the roughly 175 years since, is anyone’s best guess. But now, it’s returned and at 6 p.m. Monday...


Out & About: 75 years since its founding, Lyme Christmas Pageant still brings community together
12-04-2023 4:33 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LYME — In the early 1990s, Patience and Aaron Rich performed in the annual Lyme Christmas Pageant.Now, their 13-year-old son Reed is the fourth generation of the Rich family to participate.“I for one love the tradition so it’s pretty special for me,”...

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