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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.


Map: Mike Davidson properties in the Upper Valley

A selection of the many Upper Valley properties that developer Mike Davidson owns. Top row, from left: Apartment buildings on Mahan Street in Lebanon, N.H., and South Main Street in White River Junction; an office building on Campbell Street in Lebanon. Middle row: Apartment buildings on School Street in Lebanon, South Main Street and Latham Works Lane in White River Junction. Bottom row: The former Polka Dot Restaurant building on North Main Street in White River Junction; an apartment building on Mascoma Street and the Lucky’s Garage building on North Park Street in Lebanon. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Coming Sunday:

A look at the Upper Valley real estate empire of Mike Davidson, whose business focus in recent years has shifted to increasingly ambitious projects in White River Junction and downtown Lebanon. Read more in the May 20 edition of the Sunday Valley News and www.vnews.com.

To hold you over until then, here’s a map of Upper Valley properties owned by Davidson via his LLCs.


  • Click here for a mobile-friendly version or to expand the map on your desktop/tablet.
  • Click the white square in the top-left corner of the map to view different sections.
  • Use the downward facing arrows to expand sections.
  • Check or uncheck the boxes next to categories for them to appear or disappear from the map.
  • Click icons on the map to see photographs of the properties and descriptions, where applicable.

WaPo interactive: The anatomy of a food truck

Erik Almestica, left, serves Paula Nulty, of White River Junction, a maple Korean street taco and short ribs from VT Munchies, the food truck he runs with long-time friend Garrett Wilson, middle, at Colburn Park in Lebanon, N.H., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

This seems relevant given all of the food truck news lately.

#tbt: Parking has long been a topic of discussion in WRJ

But for different reasons in the 1970s than today! See more throwbacks at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv IG.

The Tip Top Bakery building in White River Junction, Vt., on May 28, 1970. Valley News – Larry McDonald


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Video: 73-year-old Thetford Academy alum unveils the 1,000-point banner owed to her for 56 years

Via Josh Weinreb:

Whenever Rita Brown DeGoosh attended a basketball game at the Thetford Academy gym over the years and took notice of the list of 1,000-point scorers hanging on the wall, she always knew that one was missing.




That was rectified on Wednesday morning during a a student-run assembly inside Vaughan Alumni Gym when DeGoosh, 73, a 1962 graduate of Thetford who currently lives in Fairlee, was finally recognized for scoring 1,000 points for the Panthers between 1958-62. She joined Dylan Thorburn, the Panthers’ latest 1,000 point scorer, in having their names added to the list.

Read more at the Valley News website.

Rita Brown, in the front row third from left, stands with her basketball team in a 1962 yearbook photo from Thetford Academy. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.