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Out & About: Upper Valley Community Band returns to indoor shows
02-10-2023 10:14 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

The Upper Valley Community Band will perform its first indoor concert in more than three years Sunday.“I think it’s just really good to be coming alive again,” said band president Mark Nunlist.The performance — which features new works and new members...


Out & About: Contra dance returns to Sharon
02-02-2023 9:12 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

In a return to its venue’s past, the Seven Stars Arts Center will hold a country dance Sunday evening.Seven Stars — a Sharon-based nonprofit organization known for its folk and Americana concerts, as well as music lessons — makes its home in what used...


Out & About: The ‘active’ in ‘attractive’? Dartmouth study asks how looks relate to athletic prowess
01-28-2023 11:21 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

In the animal world, the bird with the best feathers usually gets a mate. But why?“A lot of these animal studies, there is this general hypothesis that those showy traits will become correlated with some aspect of the individual’s (gene) quality,”...


Out & About: 2 library clothing repair programs lead to storybook mendings
01-21-2023 11:17 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Two Upper Valley libraries have started up programs that aim to help residents learn to mend clothing.Woodstock’s Norman Williams Public Library began hosting a Mending Circle on Jan. 11. The group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth...


Children’s Chorus returns to stage after lengthy hiatus
01-19-2023 4:51 PM

BY LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — For Allison Pollard, there’s just something about children’s voices coming together in song.“There’s nothing like hearing kids sing,” said Pollard, a music teacher at Bernice A. Ray School in Hanover. “I’m a sucker just for children singing...


LOC going big for Storrs Hill’s 100th birthday
01-18-2023 10:48 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — The Lebanon Outing Club — best known for its operation of Storrs Hill Ski Area — will celebrate its centennial anniversary this weekend with a slate of events, including a dinner, raffles and DJs.The festivities kick off from 6-9 p.m. on...


Sunday Seniors: Custom CDs help older music fans mix things up
01-14-2023 9:28 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

A new program in Sharon is reconnecting older adults to the music they loved when they were younger.Music for Elders, which is run by the Sharon Health Initiative, provides older adults with mix CDs curated to their musical tastes and portable CD...


Out & About: 20 good things from the Upper Valley in 2022
01-04-2023 10:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

When taking stock of a year, it’s really easy to focus on the challenges. As the Valley News recently highlighted with the year’s top stories in the Upper Valley, the region has grappled with affordable housing, municipal vacancies and a...


Out & About: The beef is coming back to Hartland church
12-10-2022 10:31 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Over the last couple years, Hartland resident Linda Genovese has repeatedly fielded an important question by community members: When are the roast beef suppers coming back? Now, Genovese has an answer: The regionally lauded Hartland Roast Beef Suppers...


Upper Valley Holiday Markets 2022
11-16-2022 4:43 PM

Please submit additions via the Valley News’ online Calendar system CitySpark, which can be found at calendar.vnews.com.Christmas Show and Sale in West Lebanon: Thursday, Nov. 3, to Saturday, Dec. 24, Upper Valley Plaza (next to CVS), 250 Plainfield...


Upper Valley fall festivals and Halloween events 2022
10-24-2022 2:16 PM

Please submit additions via the Valley News’ online Calendar system CitySpark, which can be found at calendar.vnews.com. Fall festivals38th Vermont Apple Festival and Craft Show in Springfield, Vt.: Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Riverside Middle...


Out & About: Program aims to get older and disabled people cycling in Lebanon
09-10-2022 10:42 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

There’s a thrill that comes from riding a bike.Maybe it’s how the wind hits your face or the way the landscape looks as you ride by. For many people, however, riding a bike isn’t accessible. That was on Amy Chan’s mind when she saw a TEDx Talk given...


Low-key sport pickleball sparks fervent passion among Upper Valley players, surges in popularity
08-06-2022 11:50 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — If you stop by the tennis courts at Maxfield Sports Complex anytime from dawn to dusk, there’s a good chance you’ll hear it: the gentle thwack of a hollow ball hitting a paddle.It sounds a little higher-pitched than a tennis...


Upper Valley Fourth of July events 2022
06-30-2022 12:27 PM

Fireworks Brownsville: Dusk, July 3, Ascutney Outdoors, 449 Ski Tow Road.Claremont: 9:30 p.m., July 4, Monadnock Park, 190 Broad St.Fairlee/Orford: Dusk, July 4, Lake Morey.Hartford/Wilder: Between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m., July 4, Kilowatt South Park, 61...


Upper Valley Memorial Day ceremonies 2022
05-25-2022 1:23 PM

SundayNorwich Memorial Day Observance, Picnic and Music: Noon, outside Tracy Hall and on the Green in Norwich. Short observance with military honors followed by free picnic on the green, with music from the Upper Valley Community Band. Hosted by yman...


Lebanon High students going to nationals in Science Olympiad
04-10-2022 7:50 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — The last few years have been tough for Lebanon High School’s Science Olympiad team.The COVID-19 pandemic cut their 2020 season short. In 2021, the team was smaller and did not have any new members.But this year is different: For the first...


Out & About: The Upper Valley has open mic nights aplenty
02-06-2022 8:50 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Open mic nights have long held a role in performance life in the Upper Valley. At these events, musicians, poets and comics have a chance to share new material in a supportive setting. They play an especially crucial role for those just starting out...


Out & About: Valley Street Dam evokes another era of summer fun, virus shutdowns
06-06-2020 10:19 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

From 1938 to the early 1950s, the Valley Street Dam was the place in be in Springfield, Vt., in the summer.Constructed specifically to create a swimming hole, the dam was where families went to be together and where teenagers would hang out, where a...


Clubs in the Upper Valley
02-28-2020 10:39 AM

Note:Times and dates of meetings are subject to change, so be sure to check with organizations before attending. For additions or updates to the list, please email calendar@vnews.com.MondayTai chi practice in Bradford, Vt.: 10 a.m. A weekly practice...


Sunday Seniors: Presentation tackles ageism in language
11-23-2019 11:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — As the Twin States’ senior citizen population continues to grow, experts on aging are focused on changing the negative perceptions many people have about aging and the ageist language that can result from those beliefs.Kelly Laflamme, of the...

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