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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?

A little husky smooch in Windsor

TJ Kuhn, of Philadelphia, takes a break from preparing for a 30-minute dog sledding tour to receive love from Allie, left, and Coal, both Siberian Huskies, earlier this month, at Great River Outfitters in Windsor, #VT. Kuhn and his wife, Jenny Kuhn, are taking part in an internship with Braeburn Siberians, a dog sledding adventure company. The couple works with the #dogs before, during and after the dog sledding season. 🔺 Find a full story, in photos and words, at www.vnews.com. Link in profile. 🔺 (Valley News – Charles Hatcher @chaz_e) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #dogsled #dogsledding #sled #sledding #huskies #siberianhuskies #dog #friends #kiss #smooch #snow #winter #windsorvt #802 #🐕 #🛷 #❄️ #😘

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#tbt to 1969: Windsor football during the time of the Windsor prison

(Valley News – Steve Taylor) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

ABOVE: Windsor makes a yardage gain during its game against Lebanon in the shadow of the state prison in Windsor on Oct. 18, 1969. Windsor won, 19-8, as part of an 8-0 season that captured a share of the Vermont Division II title. (Middlebury was also undefeated and shared the state title, which was based at the time on regular season records instead of a postseason playoff tournament.) This year, Windsor is taking on Woodstock in the Vermont Principals’ Association Division III championship on Saturday, and the prison closed for good last week, after 208 years in operation.

More Valley News throwbacks at our Instagram.

Scary drive for Hanover woman when a turkey gets launched through the windshield on I-91 in Windsor

Representational turkey. (Greenfield Recorder/Paul Franz)

How about this Vermont State Police news release?

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On (Wednesday) at approximately (12:41 p.m.), VSP Westminster was notified of a single vehicle crash versus turkey on Interstate 91 in the area of mile marker 58 northbound in the Town of Windsor. Upon the arrival of troopers, it was determined that vehicle #1 operated by (Clare Maurer) was traveling northbound in the travel lane when a turkey flew into her windshield on the driver’s side. As a result of the impact, the turkey broke through the windshield and came to rest in the rear compartment of the vehicle. Maurer who was covered in glass as a result of the turkey traveling through the windshield, suffered multiple lacerations but was able to safely slow her vehicle to a stop in the breakdown lane.


Windsor Fire Department assisted at the scene. Due to the hole in the windshield, the vehicle was towed from the scene.  Maurer was treated and released.

Kudos to Maurer for being able to pull over in that situation — sounds frightening.

And heads up, everybody. I have long kept an eye out for darting deer, but I didn’t realize I had to have turkeys on my radar, too.