Valley Life

BOOK NOOK WILTON - The Little Free Library looks a lot like the town library - the vision of architect Allison Meltzer, who designed it. Meltzer is a member of the Main Street Association, who sponsored the Little Library, which was installed in early June. …

Thursday, July 21, 2016 |  
Plaque deems Hampshire Hills lap pool lane 4 'Forever Rod's' You ever have a moment when, seeing or hearing something, you just think: "Wow, that is really just so nice." …
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Free courses on civics will be available at Hampshire Hills MILFORD - In 1999 the American Bar Associa­tion estimated that only 15 percent of students in this country receive an …
Thursday, July 21, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
>Animals are safer to admire at a distance Black bears have become com­mon enough in our area to be con­sidered a nuisance. They are beautiful animals, at­tractive and fun to …
Thursday, July 14, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
>Chants are crucial to whatever your organization represents Watching the Amherst July 4 parade, particu­larly hearing the chants by supporters of this or that candidate for this or that office, …
Thursday, July 14, 2016
>WILTON - Big things are happening with An­dy's Summer Playhouse on Friday, July 15. That is when the young actors at Andy's, affec­tionately called "Andy's Kids," will be performing a …
Thursday, July 14, 2016
LYNDEBOROUGH - Many things in town have changed over the last 200 years. Homes were abandoned, leaving noth­ing but a cellar hole. The one-room schools moved around with population shifts, …
Thursday, July 7, 2016
MILFORD - On an afternoon Linda Dobbins would have loved, a group of Amherst and Milford Girl Scouts wearing handmade fairy wings gathered on a hillside behind the First Congregational …
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Could you please just speak clearly? Hatred of public 'nasal talkers' knows no age boundaries You know whom I hate? The dorky kid who sings the Kars4Kids jingle on the …
Thursday, July 7, 2016
>A list of quotes, from various sources, in no particular order Here are some quotes I like from various things: "White dudes shouldn't shave their heads." Jesse L. Martin as …
Thursday, June 30, 2016
> WILTON - From breakfast at 7 a.m. on Main Street to fireworks on Carnival Hill at dusk, Wilton celebrated the arrival of summer with its second annual Summer­fest on …
Thursday, June 30, 2016
LYNDEBOROUGH - For 15 years, New Boston conservationist Gordon Russell has watched the changes in Great Mead­ow. The site is beautiful place, he told a gather­ing at the Tarbell Library …
Thursday, June 30, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
I know what you're won ering: Now that the race for the Democratic and Republican nomintions for president is over, has it in any way changed or solidified MY plans …
Thursday, June 23, 2016
WILTON - Summerfest - the Main Street Associa­tion's celebration of sum­mer - will be bigger and better than last year, according to organizers. "I had to go to the selectmen …
Thursday, June 23, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
How is it acceptable to label individuals 'like groceries?' What shall we call this? Sad? Pathetic? Sick? Or a sign of our times? In the May 29 issue of The …
Thursday, June 16, 2016
AMHERST - When the shop bell sounds, Tybalt stops what he is doing, snaps to attention and trots to the front door to greet the customer. Tybalt and his brother …
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
> Smallpox is rarely men­tioned these days. Almost everyone is routinely vac­cinated against it, and it is one of the diseases con­sidered eradicated world­wide. Until the vaccine was developed in …
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
LYNDEBOROUGH - Police Chief Rainsford Deware has en­tered the Great Cycle Challenge 2016, committed to riding 400 miles on his stationary bicycle and raising $1,500 to help fight cancer in …
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Sometimes the outcome isn't as bad as you would imagine OK, two stories of fear and trepidation for your ... what? Enlightenment? Surely you need none; surely you are enlighten­ment …
Thursday, June 9, 2016 |  
MILFORD - "You can do it": That's the basic mes­sage Maxwell Urda would like to convey to younger students. Though it would be hard to do everything he has done. …
Thursday, June 9, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
  AMHERST - When about 200 Souhegan High School seniors gradu­ate Friday evening, they will look young, strong and beaming with good health. But looks can be de­ceiving. One of …
Thursday, June 9, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Anything that isn't an actual book, isn't actually a book I haven't recommended any books to you in awhile, so now I will. I'm assuming lots of people still read …
Thursday, June 2, 2016
8 classes, 1 teacher LYNDEBOROUGH - North School closed in 1940. The last teacher was Doris Rebidue. Rebidue had eight students who then went to Francestown. For the next two …
Thursday, June 2, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
WILTON – Every high school class needs a mother hen – that student everyone turns to, who encourages everyone to do their best. But Madison “Maddy” Bacon would be the …
Thursday, June 2, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
MILFORD - Christina Gibbs won the 2016 Kaley Speech Contest for Milford High School juniors on Tuesday with her topic of "GI Jane." Cailyn Chisholm was second with "A Letter …
Thursday, May 26, 2016
HOLLIS - Chip Hardy is part of the sixth generation to operate the Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, and his 34-year-old son Trevor is part of the seventh. There is …
Thursday, May 26, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
I think often of word use because I read a lot of newspapers and listen to the radio because it is on all day and all night, so I hear …
Thursday, May 26, 2016
You know what today is? Right, right, May 19, right. I mean the anniversary of ... of ... OF? It is the 55th anniversary of the 1961 Miles Davis Carnegie …
Thursday, May 19, 2016
WILTON - They call themselves "DSGD." "That stands for DangerDoor Super GallyGuac DestinEagles," Raven Bartlett said, "a combination of all the names we've used over the past eight years." Some …
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Wall Street Journal columnist hit nail on the head with piece I am going to steal (or copy or borrow, have it your way) many words from the April 30 …
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
MILFORD - More than 100 people - some pushing strollers, others with dogs in tow - walked the route of their choice on the afternoon of Sunday, May 8, in …
Thursday, May 12, 2016 | By DEAN SHALHOUP Staff Writer
I think I'm beginning to hate sports, because it's too much - just too much - especially around here, where it seems EVERYBODY cares about the Celtics, the Bruins, the …
Thursday, May 5, 2016
WILTON - All of the students in grades 3-5 at Florence Rideout El­ementary School spent more than a week creating a glass mosaic under the guidance of artist-in-residence Lizz Van …
Thursday, April 28, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
There is an anti-Donald Trump Republican PAC called Our Principles PAC, the principal prin­ciple of which seems to be stopping Trump from get­ting the GOP nomination for president and replac­ing …
Thursday, April 28, 2016
WILTON - It's the show with all the great songs "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sun­rise, Sunset," "Matchmak­er" - and with a story that spurred a record-setting eight-year Broadway …
Thursday, April 21, 2016
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