Valley Life

75 years ago, 1941 The state Department of Public Health was planning a diphtheria immunization clinic in the Red Cross rooms in Milford's Community House for children between 6 months and 7 years old. Gretchen Murphy was elected mas­ter of the Souhegan Juvenile Grange in …

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Dark knights of the forest HOLLIS - "In every dog is the soul of a wolf, " goes the dog food commercial, and dog owners pre­sumably warm to the message …
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Deep hatred for commercials, save for empowering Avon ad I hate television com­mercials. Hate. I'm assuming you do, too, but if you don't, well ... should I give you a …
Thursday, December 8, 2016
WILTON - The remark­able thing about Wilton is how resilient its people are. "Many towns have burned down," Michael Dell'Orto told those who filled the library rotunda on Sunday. "They're …
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
75 years ago, 1941 Just what part Milford would play in the campaign for civilian defense would be known soon. Local defense chairman Harland H. Holt said he needed volunteers. …
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Learning language is difficult, but will be worth the work I've had to quit watch­ing Spanish television shows because I'm trying to learn Portuguese, and the languages have very little …
Thursday, December 1, 2016
MILFORD - The Milford Im­provement Team and the town of Milford invite area residents and visitors to Milford's annual Holi­day Craft Fairs and Events. The event will take place in …
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Understanding boundaries Anyone reading the history of our local towns will encounter "Old Dunstable," a large tract of land granted by the prov­ince of Massachusetts in 1673. It covered what …
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
75 years ago, 1941 When Robert D. Emmons, new man­ager at the Milford Grain and Coal Co., opened his office one morning, he discovered that the place had been entered …
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
A theatrical expression of Cruz's reaction to the election "Cruz on the Cusp: A play in one act" THE TIME: 4 a.m. THE DATE: Nov. 9, 2016. THE PLACE: The …
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
MILFORD - Farmers markets are wonderful, but a Milford man in­volved with the proposed Souhegan Valley Food Co-op is looking for some­thing more. "I love them, all those farmers," Michael …
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Ballot counting participation gave insight into the process Last week, I was a direct participant in Democracy. Oh, yes, of course I vot­ed; I'm not a total lunk­head. But there …
Thursday, November 17, 2016
AMHERST - In New Hampshire, a warm coat can mean the difference between life and death, especially for the home­less. Kate Lindsey, a 16-year-old Souhegan High School junior, has done …
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
YNDEBOROUGH - The Lafayette Artillery Company held its usual Veterans Day ceremonies in Lyndeborough Cen­ter on Friday, Nov. 11, in spite of a cold wind and a passing shower that …
Thursday, November 17, 2016
75 years ago, 1941 Republican U.S. Sen. Styles Bridges, of New Hampshire, said during a talk at the Unitarian Church in Milford that strikes in defense industries had to stop. …
Thursday, November 10, 2016
And nothing good will come out of any of the negativity "You can only make peace after you learn to say you're sorry." - Carlotta Garcia as Paula Novoa Pazos …
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Forging an industry Glassmaking was one of the first industries started in this coun­try. Although England forbade such activity - it wanted to protect its own mar­kets - the colonists …
Thursday, November 10, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
MILFORD - New Hamp­shire's lakes are being invaded by a variety of exotic plants and animals, endangering the native species. To help locate and control them, the New Hampshire Rivers …
Thursday, November 10, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
The junior class of Milford High School was to present the play "Huck­leberry Finn" with Luke Bowen, de­scribed by the paper as "the popular Milford student from Pine Valley," as …
Thursday, November 3, 2016
WILTON - The holiday we celebrate as Hallow­een began as the Celtic ag­ricultural harvest festival Samhain. The meaning of the holiday changed over the years, beginning with the arrival of …
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
MILFORD - In the mean streets of New York, gangs compete as one gang member falls in love with his rival's sister. The Puerto Rican Sharks and their deadly white …
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Who knows why they want to come in right after going out I never told you about Lenny's weird love affair with Gene "Jug" Ammons (who I heard on Radio …
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Protestant churches in Milford were to share in the proceeds from a turkey dinner served to a large, hungry group in the Congregational Church Par­ish House, and from the sale …
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Marking 50 years since my discharge from the Navy I've been thinking about this for nearly two months, and here it is: Sept. 14 was the 50th anniversary of my …
Thursday, October 27, 2016
WILTON - It took more than eight years to complete the park on Main Street, so a little mist didn't keep more than two dozen residents from celebrating on Friday, …
Thursday, October 27, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
For the 11th year, the League of New Hamp­shire Craftsmen is hosting NH Open Doors, a week­end of open studios across the state, on Saturday- Sunday, Nov. 5-6. Visitors are …
Thursday, October 27, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
75 years ago, 1941 Dancing at Durant's Mystery House on Mont Vernon Road was to resume under the management of Norman Brown, who had engaged the Musi­cal Bellhops of Manchester, …
Thursday, October 20, 2016
WILTON - In observing National Hot Lunch Week, Superintendent Bryan Lane helped serve lunch at Florence Rideout Ele­mentary School on Friday, Oct. 14. Students were offered their choice of cheese …
Thursday, October 20, 2016
WILTON - Gary's Har­vest Restaurant on Route 101 has been closed for more than a year, but last spring, Ed and Maggie Goss purchased it and it will re­open at …
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
WILTON - Kirk Burel­le spent much of his life at Gary's Harvest Res­taurant in West Wilton. When his mother closed the operation two years ago, Burelle went to a restaurant …
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
LYNDEBOROUGH - It is a long way, both literally and figura­tively, from Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School to being a flight surgeon stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. It was a long …
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Singer-songwriter is deserving of Nobel Prize for Literature "Is it rolling, Bob?" It's a question Bob Dylan asked of his producer during the recording of the album "Nashville Skyline," and …
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Emmy-winning actor will perform one-woman show MILFORD - This coun­try will not only choose a president and vice presi­dent on Tuesday, Nov. 8, it will choose a first spouse for …
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer  </
75 years ago, 1941 Milford contained 15,122 acres, or 23.6 square miles, according to the Planning Board's study of the new Milford tax map. Of that total acre­age, 9,340 acres …
Thursday, October 13, 2016
New Hampshire's economy is pretty much dependent on tourism, and has been since around World War I, when the summer hotels went into decline and people began to get their …
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Spanish soap opera among those with a great final episode ARGHHHHHHHH! Yeah, that's me, shriek­ing because I finally watched the 66th and final episode of the Span­ish soap opera "Grand …
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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