It’s so adorable. Go, go, go!
We just finished our first foray into Facebook Live: a weekly sports show called Well-Dressed Sports Heads!
It’s where the Valley News Sports Department hosts a live chat about the week in Upper Valley sports. This is a new thing we’re trying out, so chime in with your questions and what you want to hear. And we’ll see you next Friday afternoon.
CLICK HERE to watch the re-broadcast.
Read the full game story here.
Hanover’s Maddie McCorkle rears up to shoot and score against the defense of Portsmouth’s Kylie Sullivan (9), Izzy Suttie (6) and Maddy Roelofs in the second half of their game in Hanover, #NH, on Thursday. Portsmouth — who won last year’s Division II title — won, 15-8. 🔲 More at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. 🔲 (Valley News – Geoff Hansen @geoff_hansen) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #sportsphotography #hanovernh #marauders #lacrosse #lax #nhiaa #shoot #score #game #play #athletes #sports #highschool #jump #turf #🥅
This one’s called VT Munchies and their soft launch (on 4/20 …!) is right now until 7 p.m. (or until they run out of food, whichever happens first).
We haven’t had the food yet but their truck is covered in plaid so that’s obviously a plus in our book.
And the menu, from their Facebook page:
- What what whaaaaaat?! Not one but TWO food truck festivals are scheduled in the Upper Valley
- The new food truck Taco’s Tacos is in Leb full-time
- New mobile juice and smoothies business debuts in WRJ
- Our colleagues got the plaid/flannel memo
- Thai Orchid to reopen on Hanover Street in Lebanon, planning soft launch in May
Click any picture to learn more!
Two weeks ago she dropped her highly anticipated debut album, Invasion of Privacy, and performed on Saturday Night Live. This week she got a shout-out from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Such is life when you’re Cardi B, the Bronx rapper who shot to stardom with her megahit Bodak Yellow.
Cardi’s initial statement came as part of an April 9 GQ profile, wherein she told a reporter that she loves political science and government, and is particularly enamored of former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, also known as FDR, for his work establishing Social Security as part of the New Deal. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law in August 1935.
Here’s Cardi on FDR, from the GQ story:
“He’s the real ‘Make America Great Again,’ because if it wasn’t for him, old people wouldn’t even get Social Security.”
Fast-forward to this week, when Sanders quoted (well, quote tweeted) Cardi B, saying she was right when she spoke out about Social Security. (No, I don’t think he read the GQ profile.)
Cardi B is right. If we are really going to make America great we need to strengthen Social Security so that seniors are able to retire with the dignity they deserve. https://t.co/B8cOkoOdLc
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 18, 2018
He then followed up with a tweet thanking the rapper for drawing attention to the topic, and reiterated in a video that he thought she was spot-on re: Social Security.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 18, 2018
Cardi, who responded on Instagram, was v excited about the senator’s mention.
Let me tell you about A-list celebrity Katy Perry becoming an e-subscriber to the Washington Post, a story told in five exhibits.
EXHIBIT A. Katy Perry goes to the dentist, apparently, and then finds out she can’t get the Washington Post, the one based in Washington, D.C., delivered to her home in California. “Problem”!!!!
high of the day: 0 cavities 🙏🏻
low: @washingtonpost won’t deliver physical newspapers to my zip code. Alas, I guess I’ll just have to stay w/my singular perspective of @nytimes (also I am purposefully @ ing WP so I can possibly get this “problem” fixed) anyway, keep scrolling.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) April 18, 2018
EXHIBIT B. Showing the utmost professionalism, The Post’s customer service staff responds, essentially, “but 3,000 miles though.”
We hear ya. There’s nothing like reading an actual newspaper.
California is outside our delivery zone, but with a digital subscription you can at least access an e-replica and flip through the pages.
Try it out with this code, and feel free to share: https://t.co/Q6nMiXOTvw
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 18, 2018
EXHIBIT C. PostVideo, which I’m not exactly sure how to format and hope I got it right by deleting the space in between, publishes this great little video under the “Department of Satire,” featuring Washington Post creative video member Dave Jorgenson. Best line: “Hurry, robots!”
EXHIBIT D. Very Important award-winning journalist Marty Baron — the former Boston Globe editor who was played by Liev Schreiber in the Spotlight movie, and who has been editor of the Washington Post since 2012 — is also Very Polite.
— Marty Baron (@PostBaron) April 19, 2018
EXHIBIT E. The Post’s digital subscriptions, which impressively surpassed 1 million last year, grew by one.
I’ve officially e-scribed 🤝 https://t.co/CYRr0wr7ed
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) April 19, 2018
If you have not had the chance to read about the history of the high five, ESPN published this piece on the subject in 2013. It’s got ~twists~ and ~turns~.
SO SWEET SO SWEET SO SWEET
Check out this post that a man named James Trundy Verrill posted on Lucy Mackenzie’s Facebook page, with the animal shelter subsequently shared with its followers.
So excited to have found Peaches. She gets to come to her new forever home this Friday.
TWO “SENIORS” joined together to love and cherish each other from this day forward!……..
She waited over 2 months for me to find her — overlooked and left behind because of her age — 11.5 years (84)
I decided while traveling that I was at a point in life where I should adopt a senior dog. My in concrete criteria were 1.) Female and 2,) Under 20 pounds — beyond that I was open and flexible.
Peaches and I will enjoy whatever time we have together.
And here’s Peaches profile on the Lucy Mackenzie website while she was waiting for James to find her:
Hi! My name is Peaches and I’m an 11-year-old Pomeranian Mix. I look pretty good for 11, don’t I??? My time at Lucy Mackenzie has been like a lovely retreat stay — I’ve had my nails done, my coat has been well clipped, I’ve trimmed my waistline a bit and I’ve even had my teeth done. I’ve been treated like a princess here! As much fun as I’ve had, though, I really can’t wait to find my new home. I love going for my walks and exploring outside. I’ve taken much pride in the weight I’ve lost and intend to stay on my new diet and exercise regimen. I have lived with cats before and like most other dogs I meet, as long as they are nice. Being nice to one another is very important to me and I hope it is to you, too. If you are looking for a very happy-go-lucky senior gal to fill your life with lots of love and smiles, stop in and meet me today!
All the best to James and Peaches. <3
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When you’re a reporter and you walk by a sign that says, “What IS Happening Here?,” you’ve pretty much gotta ask. They cover that on the first day of Journalism 101.
I mention it, because that’s what happened to me on Hanover Street in Lebanon today. (You may have seen my super-sweet Facebook Live video just a few minutes beforehand.*)
Gotta say, putting that question to the person working out front was an odd experience. With the big red letters looming overhead, the only words I could get out of my mouth were, “What … is … happening here?” 😂
The answer: It’s going to be the new home of Thai Orchid, which was previously located in Hanover. The owners hope to have it open in May.
And, when I got back to the newsroom, turns out that business reporter John Lippman is already on the case. Here’s a sneak peek at Lippman’s dispatch coming up in the Sunday Valley News.
Former Hanover restaurant Thai Orchid has found a new home — in Lebanon.
Owner-chef Pim Pinitmontri and her husband, Robert Lamprey, are reopening the Thai cuisine restaurant, which closed in Hanover last summer citing the town’s declining retail business and parking problems, at 70 Hanover Street in Lebanon in the location formerly occupied by Upper Valley Underground Crossfit.
Now renamed Pim’s Thai Orchid, Lambrey said the restaurant is targeting a “soft opening” in May and will feature many new menu ideas that Pinitmontri picked up during an extended winter trip back to her native Thailand where she studied with a leading Thai chef and toured Bangkok’s restaurants.
“We looked at a lot of places but this was the best location available,” Lamprey said, explaining the space in front of the building provides “ample parking” and the well-traveled corridor is strategically located near downtown Lebanon, the municipal parking lot and Exit 18 on Interstate 89.
Pim’s Thai Orchid will seat 48 compared to 80 at the former Hanover location. “That’s more manageable, we’ll need less help which will keep costs down and we’ll have take-out and delivery because the restaurant business is moving in that direction.”
Lampert described the new menu as “traditional Thai meets the New World,” and will feature infusions from Vietnamese, Chinese and Malaysian cuisine.
As it turns out, Pim’s Thai Orchid will be leasing space in a building owned by Sommay Vorachak, the former owner of Mai Thai Cuisine in Hanover, which Pinitmontri and Lamprey took over five years ago and renamed Thai Orchid.
Unless you knew her, you can’t imagine her vitality! From the moment in July of 1959 that she walked, beautifully, past the manhole I was digging in State Street in Syracuse, till the last day of her life, we were inextricably engaged, truly for better or worse. All my life the people I’ve been most attracted to have been those most ready for adventure, for beginning an action you hope will lead to a desired result, but may not — like asking a woman to dance; entering a challenging rapid in a river far from home; starting a family because it’s time, not because your future is clear. Mother was the purest of adventure-seekers. In our very first brief conversation, after I’d chased her down the street and caught her at a post box, I heard in her voice the rising inflection that meant she was ready for almost anything.
Read the full tribute here.
Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news. But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! NPR’s news quiz show.
Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer’s disease in Potomac, Md. He was 84.
— ((((Peter Sagal)))) (@petersagal) April 17, 2018
— Brigid (@bgslipka) April 17, 2018
— Lisa (@StarTrekWreck) April 17, 2018
Police say someone slashed the tires on a truck owned by Charles Janisse, 73, on Upper Road in Bridgewater around 6 a.m. on Sunday.
Video courtesy Vermont State Police:
The weather is terrible, but not everything is: The New England Aquarium has welcomed four little blue penguins, and as the resident crazy penguin lady, I felt obliged to tell you.
Just try to tell me their wee faces aren’t making your day better. All together now: Awww!
Little blue penguins, also known as fairy penguins, are the smallest of the 18 different penguin species in the world. Their name is derived from their blue hue and their diminutive stature.
Today is Tax Day, meaning it’s the last day you can file your taxes (hopefully for a refund). Today also is the last day you can pay any money owed from 2017.
If you’re a last-minute tax filer, be aware that the IRS’ online filing system has been having some issues and is partly down, according to a Money report. The problem was ongoing as of 12:30 p.m.
From a news release from Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department:
The AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon Recreation and Parks and the Mascoma River Greenway Coalition are partnering in a program to commission two winning artists to design, fabricate, and install public sculptural artworks for long-term display along Lebanon’s new Rail Trail. Submitting artists were encouraged to select themes related to Lebanon’s history, geography, natural environment, recreational activities, or railroad activities, and to incorporate salvaged railroad spikes.
The five-person jury convened on Saturday to judge submissions, picking projects by Susan K. Johnson (“Wheels,” shown above at left) and Justin O’Rourke and Margaret Jacobs (“Steel Umbrella”).
- Jury comments about “Steel Umbrella” include: “The umbrella is absolutely joyful. It nods to Lebanon’s past as the City of Fountains. Its polka dots hint at the endangered spotted turtles discovered along the rail trail. It whimsically celebrates the promise of brighter days ahead. Bravo!”
- Jury comments about “Wheels” include: “ ‘Wheels’ encapsulates Lebanon’s history in a neat bundle — from water wheels to railroads and bicycles, with subtle references to the Mascoma River and the Greenway Rail Trail.”
Winners receive $2,500 for each project, plus up to $2,000 reimbursement for materials and installation expenses.
The winning sculptures will be fabricated by June 30 and installed by mid-July, according to the news release.
That will be in time for the grand opening of the Mascoma River Greenway.
See the full news release below.