Colleen Lowe, of Plainfield, accepts a high five from Caodhan Barr, of West Lebanon, who perched on his father Paul’s shoulders to send off runners in the CHaD Hero Half Marathon and 5k run in Hanover N.H., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda and I are putting the site on hiatus for the first two weeks of October as we both take some vacation time!
As a going-away gift, here’s a list of events that have caught our eye over the next two weeks.
First of all, check out these excellent roundups by our colleagues here at the Valley News.
A sampling of events from Valley News staff writer David Corriveau’s fall roundup. Click the picture to read the roundup.
Roller derby: Twin State Derby (aka the Upper Valley Vixens) take on a Cape Cod team in Woodstock at 6 p.m.
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The second two days of the three-day International Black Theatre Summit in Hanover. It’s titled “Breaking New Ground Where We Stand” and revisits August Wilson’s 1998 summit at Dartmouth, “The Ground on Which I Stand,” and asks: Where do we stand now? Where can we go? How can we get there?
Vermont North by Hand hosts its 14th annual artisans co-op tour, where members will be displaying, selling and demonstrating a wide variety of handcrafted items — all made in Vermont. It’s 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and artist studios are located in Corinth, Bradford, Fairlee, Newbury ,West Newbury, Ely and North Thetford.
In the weeks leading up to Kavanaugh’s confirmation this week, which senators are expected to vote on this morning, fact-checking projects like The Washington Post Fact Checker and Snopes started debunking viral social media rumors about Kavanaugh, Ford and sexual assault. Journalists at outlets like The New York Times, which recently launched an anti-misinformation project, and BuzzFeed News also documented wide-reaching hoaxes.
“Our emphasis in covering the hearings is giving readers clarity and context about what they’re seeing and hearing,” said Angie Holan, editor of (Poynter-owned) PolitiFact in a message. “It’s an important moment in the confirmation process, but we can’t assume that all readers are familiar with the issues or process.”
Still, the hearings have proved to be a little harder to fact-check than the traditional political event. And that’s because there’s still a lot that journalists don’t know, Holan said.
Click here to read the full piece with links to fact-checking projects.
The Strafford Town House, built in 1799, sits atop the hill in Strafford, Vt., on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Valley News – August Frank) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to email@example.com.
You know how that old poem goes …
Here is the church town house Here is the steeple Open the doors
And see all the people Here is the crane Taking down the steeple
For historic renovations
But it will be put back there again eventually
Read all about it in Friday’s Valley News.
For now, you can watch a video of the scene in Strafford today, courtesy of Celeste Pfeiffer!
But wait! There’s more!
Mark Shaw, of SkyView VT, has graciously shared a 3D tour of the town house that is pretty neat! Take a look below.