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Lucky 7 News Quiz No. 17 is open through Sept. 6

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Wowowowow! Aces out the wazoo this week. I guess we will have to make the questions harder. We are awarding pins to three aces and one lucky rando.


  • Brian Benkel (ace!)
  • Jennifer Evelyn (ace!)
  • Kate MacLam (ace!)
  • Joel Teenyanoff (lucky random winner!)

CONGRATS! Comment on our Facebook or email us at uvindex@vnews.com to let us know if you want to come by the Valley News to pick up your loot or if we should pop ’em in the mail.


Q1. Which Upper Valley organization announced that it was realigning its giving practices and will seek to address the well-being of children holistically in three broad areas: early education, health care and child and family services?
A. Couch Family Foundation.

Q2. Groundbreaking is scheduled next month on a $7.5 million renovation and expansion of what facility?
A. Friends of Dartmouth Rowing Boathouse.

Q3. A recent Valley News video featured a ukulele group from Newport, N.H., playing which song?
A. “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John.

Q4. Hartland resident Alison Cheroff’s new book to aid pianists, “________ Hardly Say Anything During the Day”, includes which type of fruit in its title?
A. Bananas.

Q5. Sunapee resident Hazel Nilson celebrated a milestone birthday on Tuesday. How old is she now?
A. 110.

Q6. Valley News columnist Jim Kenyon wrote a piece this week remembering John Girard, a well-known Norwich resident, longtime coach and teacher who taught which subjects at Marion Cross School?
A. Mathematics and science.

Q7. How many years was the downtown Lebanon location of Listen Community Services’ thrift store open before it recently closed up shop, in advance of opening a new store on Mechanic Street?
A. 41.

Listen Community Services on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News – Jovelle Tamayo) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


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Hope y’all had a good first week of school

Whether you’re students, parents, teachers, staff or somehow connected to the new school year, hope it went smoothly!

Here’s a #tbt from the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram.

There’s nothing like experience, especially when it’s the first day of school and there’s a “big sister” to lead the way. The Plainfield School in Meriden, N.H., was no exception on Sept. 4, 1979, as youngsters reported for classes. Most Upper Valley schools reported things going smoothly. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lewiston’s on the map because Google includes ghost towns, obvs

Lewiston. ???

A colleague recently asked me why Google Maps appears to include a town called Lewiston on the Connecticut River between Norwich and Hanover.

Maybe that’s something that y’all know off the top of your head, but I had no idea. So I put it on the back burner to investigate later …

… until this morning, when the Norwich Historical Society emailed the answer, unprompted, directly into my inbox. (Request to the journalism gods, please make all investigations this easy going forward, thx.)

The email.

Indeed, the Norwich Historical Society is hosting a walking tour Sept. 9 of Lewiston, which is not so much a dubious underwater town as it is Norwich’s “ghost hamlet” that was flattened to make way for the interstate in the 1960s.

Via the historical society:

This tour takes you right into the past to the site of the former hamlet of Lewiston which was part of the town of Norwich and located on the Vermont side of the Ledyard Bridge. The houses and shops that comprised Lewiston were bulldozed in 1967 to make way for the new I-91 interchange and the road into town was re-routed. The tour explores the old route from Norwich to Lewiston and includes a visit to the railroad station.

As reporter Matt Hongoltz-Hetling said, “Ahhhhhh. Google includes ghost towns. That explains everything.”

If you’re interested in attending the tour, which starts at 1:30 that Sunday afternoon, click here to RSVP.