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Listen’s renovation of the old Bridgman’s Furniture building on the Miracle Mile is coming right along

Photo courtesy Listen Community Services.

From a Listen update on Facebook:

Construction update at the new Lebanon LISTEN at 387 Miracle Mile!  This space is going to make a huge transformation over the next two months. The retail floor space is triple the size of the current Lebanon store, which means more product variety, and more support for our Upper Valley neighbors in need!

RELATED: Listen Buying Bridgman’s Site, Moving to Miracle Mile

Tonight: Chelsea-area residents’ input is needed in the community store discussion

The poster reads, “Setting a direction and taking action: The community store discussion continues @ Chelsea Town Hall, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., May 22. Bring a small dish and your ideas. Input is needed re: type of business/store model; core functions of a store; store site location; funding, financing and resources; organizing a task force.” On Facebook @firstbranchcc; email jenna@vtrural.org.

From the Valley Calendar:

Chelsea community members are invited to work with a resource team of federal, state, business and nonprofit experts to identify next steps and resources to help envision a Chelsea community store. The meeting will be facilitated by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, in partnership with the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation.


This meeting is a follow up to a community discussion on April 21 during which attendees expressed ideas and vision points on the structure, need and functions a store might serve and how to make sure it aligns with Chelsea’s existing needs and assets.


For more information, contact the Vermont Council on Rural Development at 802-225-6091 or jenna@vtrural.org, or email local representatives at firstbranchcollaborative@gmail.com.


N.H. officials: Please everybody stop touching the fawns

Photo courtesy N.H. Fish and Game.

A news release from N.H. Fish and Game:

Leave Fawns and Other Young Wildlife Alone


Wildlife has begun giving birth around the state, with the majority of deer fawns in New Hampshire being born in May and June. Each spring, many New Hampshire residents see young wildlife by themselves and fear the worst. Has the mother died? Has she abandoned her baby? The answer in most cases is NO. The mother is likely not far off, waiting to return to feed her newborn.


Unfortunately, well-intentioned, but misguided, individuals see young alone, assume they are abandoned, and take them in to “help” them. Most of the time, they are removing the young from the care of its mother, who was waiting to return. The best chance a young wild animal has to survive is in its natural environment under the care of its mother.

Read the full release, including what to do if you really super totally think a fawn has been abandoned and is endangered, here. (Hint: You still don’t touch the fawn.)

No touchy!

Lucky 7 News Quiz, No. 3: Take the quiz until May 24


If you’re on an smartphone or tablet, please click here for a mobile-friendly link to the quiz!


Continue on to the quiz below! (Note: There’s a scrolly bar.)


Thanks so much to everyone who took our first Lucky 7 News Quiz!!!! Just like last week, we’re STILL feeling generous, so we’re giving away pins and sticker packs to everybody who aced it, plus one of several people who scored 6-of-7.


  • Brent Fraser (runner-up)
  • Ann Sharfstein
  • Hayden Smith
  • Corinne Girouard

CONGRATS! Comment on Facebook or email us at uvindex@vnews.com to let us know if you want to come by the Valley News to pick up your loot or if we should pop ’em in the mail.


Q: What’s the design on the new VT Munchies food truck, often parked at Colburn Park in Lebanon?
A: Red-and-black Buffalo plaid pattern.

Q: What did a Claremont fourth-grader recently petition the City Council for?
A: To monitor traffic on South Street and potentially reduce the speed limit.

Q: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center recently celebrated the 125-year anniversary of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. How much did Hiram Hitchcock pay for the hospital’s construction in 1893?
A: $220,000.

Q: What is “orbiter,” as explained in a Close-Up story by reporter EmmaJean Holley?
A: Both B, a mechanical ride at a fair, and C, the name of the exhibit by photographer Nicholas Gaffney currently on display at AVA Gallery and Art Center.

Q: Which Upper Valley native is toying with the idea of running for attorney general of New York state?
A: Zephyr Teachout.

Q: After Hanover baseball beat Lebanon on May 9, what gift did a Hanover player give to Athletic Director Mike Jackson, who is retiring in June?
A: Potted plant.

Q: UV INDEX bonus: What was the source of noise emanating from the skies over the White River Junction area for two Tuesday nights in a row?
A: Black Hawk helicopters.


They can find this page at www.vnews.com/lucky7 or uvindex.vnews.com/lucky7.