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Weekend picks: Dance for LGBT+ teens; JAGfest theater festival; Enfield snow fun; Pilgrims show


Love Wins: Dance for LGBT+ Teens!


JAGfest, a weekend performing arts festival of new works all celebrating the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists, kicks off tonight at 7:30 in White River Junction and runs all weekend.

Photographed in West Lebanon, N.H., on Feb. 1, 2018, Jarvis Antonio Green is the founding producing artistic director for JAG Productions and BarnArts Center for the Arts. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


The Newport Winter Carnival!

At the 100th Newport Winter Carnival in Newport, N.H., spectators watch the Axe Man Challenge on the green on Feb. 13, 2016. Participants of the challenge try to split as much wood as they can in two minutes. Wood is then auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Newport Recreational Center. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Enfield is The Place To Be!

  • Beginning at noon, the Mascoma Sailing Club and the Enfield Village Association will host a “Winter WingDing” at Mascoma Lakeside Park. The event is free and goes to 4 p.m.
  • Also taking place in Enfield will be the annual Snowshoe Festival at the Enfield Shaker Museum. The event — held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — features guided snowshoe tours and opportunities to explore trails at one’s own pace. There will also be sled dog rides, lunch and a bonfire (with toasted marshmallows of course).

Scenes from last year’s “Winter WingDing” in Enfield. (Courtesy photographs)


We already told ya about the whole thing with the flannel and the world record attempt and the basketball.

Notre Dame’s Matt Farrell (5) tries to get between Dartmouth’s Brendan Barry (15) and Will Emery (0) during an NCAA college basketball game at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind., Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)


There’s also The Pilgrims playing a show at the Windsor Station. (You may remember they have a fun new video.) They’re joined by Faux in Love and it all starts at 9:30 p.m.



JAGfest and the Newport Winter Festival continue. And also, what a busy weekend. Maybe take a nap?

In case you were wondering why Route 4 was closed at the Canaan-Enfield town line on Tuesday

According to Darren Carter, of Midnight Auto Recovery Services, the road was detoured for most of Tuesday because of this calamity caused by -26 degree Fahrenheit weather.

“This poor guy was driving to work when the telephone pole snapped because of the cold and landed on top of his truck,” Carter said on Facebook. “Luckily no one was hurt!”

Photo courtesy Darren Carter.

Carter told me he was called to the scene by Enfield police and performed the vehicle recovery with his son, Andrew, who works for him. They responded before the sun rose and the road was reopened after 3 p.m.

My reaction to all of this:

Fiancee: Enfield man was shot, killed as he fled from police

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Saeti Tobin, of Grafton, N.H., looks at a photo of her fiance Jesse Champney, who was fatally shot by a New Hampshire State Trooper in Canaan, N.H., on the night Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, while talking to a reporter about Champney’s life and the cirucumstances leading up to his death on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at a home in Danbury, N.H. (Valley News – Charles Hatcher) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.