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- #valleynewsthrowback: Valley News staff photographer Jason Johns gathered leaves in 2007 from area trees to create this montage of fall’s changing color. (link)
- #valleynewsthrowback: Shoppers negotiate Main Street during a snowfall in Hanover in December 1969. (Valley News photograph) (link)
- Donnie MacAdams, right, tends to his friend Waco in the stable adjacent to his apartment on Rough Terrain Farm in Randolph on New Years Eve. January 1st is the universal birthday for North American horses, and this year, Waco—a Standardbred and two-time Saratoga winner—turns 40. MacAdams has been Waco’s caretaker during the eight and a half years he’s lived on Rough Terrain Farm and the two have formed a special #kinship during that time. MacAdams understands horses to be honest creatures that live in the moment and he’s been waiting a long time to share this milestone with Waco. (Valley News – John Happel @johnnyjhappel) (link)
- Katrina Roberge, 14, of Lebanon, stands with her father John Roberge in silence during a gathering at Broad Street Park in Claremont in September to show support for an 8-year-old biracial Claremont boy who was injured in August in an episode his family characterized as a “lynching.” (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) (link)
- #valleynewsthrowback: Allan and Ethel Potter at the Teago Garage in South Pomfret, on July 2, 1970. The Potters, who owned and ran the repair shop for 43 years, sold the business to two fellow Pomfret residents. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) (link)
- David Mena, of Houston, Texas, left, So Yeon Hwangbo, of Vancouver, B.C., right, and Abbie Cameron, of Kingston, Jamaica, second from right, struggle to keep Gustavo Silva, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, second from left, on his feet on Occom Pond in Hanover in February. It was Silva and Cameron’s first time on skates. “They just took me, I didn’t really have a choice,” said Silva. (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) (link)
- Brande Wood, of Thetford, pets goats Mocha and Java after they demanded her attention while she was trying to fix the barn door at a farm in East Thetford in March. Wood helps with chores and keeps two horses at the farm. A pony named Knickers was watching the scene. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck @hauck45) (link)
- Olivia Lapierre @zerowastehabesha, of White River Junction, is a community organizer, racial justice activist and a recent graduate of Lyndon State College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology and human services. She began her transition to a zerowaste lifestyle in January 2016 and today serves as an ambassador for Be Zero @bezerowastegirl, a nonprofit organization that works to help people reduce their trash, create simple and sustainable habits, and expand awareness of environmental racism. (Valley News illustration – Shawn Braley @shawnbraleyillustration) (link)
- Paphanh Sithavady, left, wipes away a tear after being named citizen of the year along with Peggy Little, right, at Lyme Town Meeting at the Lyme School in March. (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) (link)
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