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Friday: Opening reception for Liniers exhibit at the cartoon school in WRJ

Cartoonist Ricardo Siri, who goes by the name Liniers, talks during an interview on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in his studio at home in Norwich, Vt. (Valley News – Charles Hatcher) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

You already know it’s gonna be a busy weekend, what with First Friday taking place in White River Junction and all, so let’s get your list started early.

Happening at the Center for Cartoon Studies, starting at 6:30 p.m.: the opening reception of an exhibit by Liniers, the Argentine cartoonist living in the Upper Valley who Valley News staff reporter EmmaJean Holley wrote about last fall.

Details from CCS below and in the Valley News‘ latest edition of Art Notes.

Wondering what that BOOM was in the West Lebanon area this afternoon?

Photo courtesy Lebanon Fire Department.

Photo courtesy Lebanon Fire Department.

Photo courtesy Lebanon Fire Department.


According to the Lebanon Fire Department, the New Hampshire State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal made controlled detonations of “potentially explosive materials” at the Lebanon landfill this afternoon. The material was first discovered by a clean-up contractor at a residence on Spring Street and then transported to the landfill for the controlled detonation.

Lebanon fire officials noted that the public was never in danger, but several people — including yours truly! — took to Facebook to try to figure out the source of a booming noise shortly before 5 p.m., which was reportedly heard from at least White River Junction to Plainfield.


Here’s the full text of a news release from the Lebanon Fire Department:

At 1205 hours (12:05 p.m.) the Lebanon Police and Fire Departments responded to a vacant residential dwelling on Spring Street for a report of potentially explosive materials found. On arrival personnel were met by a a clean-up contractor, hired by the property owner who was clearing debris from the residence. The contractor advised that they had found several boxes of retail fireworks, black powder and other potentially explosive materials and removed them from the building. Public Safety personnel contacted the New Hampshire State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal (NHSP EOD) unit to request assistance with identifying the materials and disposal.


At 1330 hours (1:30 p,m,) the NHSP EOD supervisor arrived on scene and upon examination determined that some of the materials were retail fireworks and other appeared to be homemade explosive devices. Due to the uncertainty about the stability of the materials and age, a decision was made to transport the materials to a safe location and render them safe by explosive charge. The materials were transported to the lower area at the Lebanon Landfill and subsequently detonated, resulting in four small explosions in the area.


It is important to note that at no time was the public in danger, both at the Spring Street location and at the landfill.

Who needs interior decoration when you can enjoy pothole decoration

Desiree MacDonald shared this photo of South Main Street in downtown WRJ the other day with the caption, “Rest in peace leaf springs.”

(Leaf springs, for those who might not know, are part of what some vehicles use to absorb the bounce during bumpy rides.)

Photo courtesy ‎Desiree MacDonald‎.

A little bit of inspiration for the Potholes of Claremont crew, or Stupid Intersections of the Upper Valley?

Ibex may be gone, but there’s a stash of a ‘few hundred pieces’ in downtown WRJ

That would be at Revolution, according to the shop’s Instagram feed. Read all of our coverage of Ibex closing up shop.


Tonight’s the night: ‘For the Love of Bey’ burlesque show at the Main Street Museum

FILE – This Nov. 4, 2016 file photo shows Beyonce performing at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Tonight in White River Junction: A celebration of black women everywhere, and, as the organizers say, “everyone’s favorite BEY!”

The Bey-themed burlesque is followed by a (presumably Bey-themed) dance party. This is event 21+ and BYOB. Tickets are free for black women; all other folks, $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Click for more.