Valley Life

WILTON - The Histori­cal Society will present The Hist'ry-onics at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Town Hall Theatre. The Hist'ry-onics are a Massachusetts trio who provide an overview of American history through songs and stories. …

Thursday, September 29, 2016
WILTON - Halloween will be celebrated in Wilton during all of Oc­tober with a wide vari­ety of events, including a house decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, T-shirt design contest and …
Thursday, September 29, 2016
75 years ago, 1941 Mrs. Arthur Stearns was hosting work for British Relief at her home in Mont Vernon. Sophomore Norma Gerry was cap­tain of the Milford High School Safety …
Thursday, September 29, 2016
AMHERST - More than 400 people sampled wines, artisan cheeses, chocolates and other spe­cialty foods at The Cabi­net's first Fall Food & Wine Festival at LaBelle Winery on Sunday, Sept. …
Thursday, September 29, 2016
When ordered to conserve in New Jersey, PUC raised rates So, about this here drought: I've seen this movie before, many years ago in New Jersey when Ber­gen County was …
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Historical Society has images taken, collected by Patty Rotch MILFORD - If there was a community event, a civic organization, a volunteer opportunity or a social cause in Milford and …
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | By DEAN SHALHOUP Staff Writer
75 years ago, 1941 "Bringing Up Father" would be the production of the senior class at the Harold C. Bales Auditorium in Milford. A new retail price for milk of …
Thursday, September 22, 2016
WILTON - It is always gratifying when a school project turns out just the way it was envisioned. The plan last winter for stu­dents to raise vegetables at Flor­ence Rideout …
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Saturday is an important day for fans of popular book series Friends, this Saturday, Sept. 24, is an important day. True, true, it's a mere five days prior to my …
Thursday, September 22, 2016
  WILTON - Creating a special place for arts and healing has been a longtime dream of Nicole Colwin-Griffin. That dream is coming true with the opening of the Rise …
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISURY Correspondent  </
75 years ago, 1941 A Milford man decided to do some target shooting at the Harry Chase or­chard, so he picked up an old Army ri­fle and began firing in …
Thursday, September 15, 2016
WILTON - There were teddy bears of all kinds, and all ages, in the Po­lice Department parking lot on Saturday morning while their owners and friends decorated carts provided by …
Thursday, September 15, 2016
WILTON - The 46 first-graders at Florence Ride­out Elementary School are the future Wilton- Lyndeborough Cooperative graduating class of 2028. In recognition, the members of the Class of 2017 met …
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Hiking at Purgatory Upper Falls has been so popular, cars create a safety hazard on Purga­tory Falls Road and the town is planning to construct a parking area at the …
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Travels have to wait as kitty does not approve of pet-sitters The other day, I was hav­ing a somewhat one-way conversation with Mandy, our cat, about my inability to go …
Thursday, September 15, 2016
WILTON - A glacial boulder found by the side of the road about a year ago was moved on Friday, Sept. 9, into Main Street Park, where it will soon …
Thursday, September 15, 2016
LYNDEBOROUGH - A new sign was installed at The Village Store on Sunday, Aug. 21. It re­places a sign that was in­stalled about five years ago by former owner Don …
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Spanish soap opera is latest binge-worthy obsession I cannot believe Alicia married Don Diego. My God, woman, what are you thinking? You love Julio. Just because he turned your sister's …
Thursday, September 8, 2016
75 years ago, 1941 High school students from Milford and Wilton were assisting with the Souhegan Valley apple harvest be­cause of a labor shortage. Pay for the teens averaged $4 …
Thursday, September 8, 2016
New Hampshire's deadliest hurricane came through in Sep­tember 1938, nearly 78 years ago, but those who lived through it recall it clearly. The older members of the Wil­ton Historical Society …
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Participants will transform wagons into floats for event WILTON - The Wilton Community Center will host a teddy bear parade and family activities from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 10. Those …
Thursday, September 8, 2016
>Their thirst for homemade sugar water knows no bounds The hummingbirds are eating me out of house and home. Oops. Did I just pull a Ryan Lochte? Did I over-exaggerate? …
Thursday, September 1, 2016
> MILFORD - When Rivka Schwartz belonged to a community-supported agriculture group, she would bring home tons of pro­duce. But she doesn't like to can veg­etables, so what to do …
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
p>WILTON - "Stone Soup" is an old folk tale about a couple of travelers who trick a village into feeding them. On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Community Center held its …
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Reach out to the people you care about before it's too late My friend Steven died a few weeks ago. I'd known him since 1962, maybe even '61, but we …
Thursday, August 25, 2016
MILFORD - By all accounts, Cate Langdell was a typical hard-working, God-fearing, 19thcentury New England housewife. Cate cleaned and cooked, sewed and ironed, churned her own butter, made her own …
Thursday, August 25, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
The Hutchinson Family Singers were among the first protest singers, although much more genteel than many today. Four members of the family - Asa, Jesse, John and Judson - presented …
Thursday, August 25, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
"Harvests for Tomorrow," a new government documentary film dealing with farm life in New England, was to be shown at the Latchis Theatre in Milford. W.P. Ennis, 79, of Pelika, …
Thursday, August 18, 2016
LYNDEBOROUGH - Eagle Scout candidate Ian Holden presented his landscaping plan for the area behind Citizens' Hall to members of the Lynde­borough Heritage Com­mission recently. Citizens' Hall is listed on …
Thursday, August 18, 2016
WILTON - Dave Wright was the winner of the $1,000 prize in the photogra­phy contest "Wild Wilton," sponsored by the Conservation Commission. A panel of judges chose his artistic picture …
Thursday, August 18, 2016
> WILTON - The Board of Selectmen recently trav­eled to New Durham to present an appreciation plaque to Elizabeth "Betsy" Castro in honor of her 30 years of service to …
Thursday, August 18, 2016
LYNDEBOROUGH - A pig roast will be held at Center Hall at 1 p.m. Sun­day, Aug. 21, to benefit Fire Chief Brian Smith and his wife, Jackie, a volunteer with …
Thursday, August 18, 2016
WILTON - Sometimes the old way is the best way, with a few modern innovations. A year ago, gardener Alison Meltzer happened to ask Clint Sanborn, of West Baldwin, Maine, …
Thursday, August 18, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
August is National Rum Month, evoking visions of sitting on a tropical veranda with a mai tai or a pina colada. Rum was developed in the Ca­ribbean from sugar cane, …
Thursday, August 18, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
>Proper pronunciation enough to keep one awake at night It's 3 in the morning, and I'm lying in bed and the fan is off because it's cool outside and I …
Thursday, August 18, 2016
> LYNDEBOROUGH - The sky was dark and threatened rain all day, but there was a re­freshing breeze keeping the humidity down and allowing visitors to comfortably stroll among the …
Thursday, August 18, 2016
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