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WRJ’s newest grocery store … in 1964

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During A&P Supermarket’s grand opening, shoppers take advantage of the many sale specials and to get a first hand look at its up-to-date facilities at the corner of Gates and Main Streets in White River Junction, Vt., on Sept. 23, 1964. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Check out Dartmouth animator Jodie Mack’s ‘kaleidoscopic vortex’ in Times Square through Sunday night

Jodie Mack is a filmmaker and associate professor of film, teaching animation at Dartmouth College. January 14, 2016. Mack makes animations on film using recycled materials. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Wowee zowee! Jodie Mack, who teaches in the department of film and media studies at Dartmouth College, has this big installation up in Times Square right now. If you’re going to be in New York City, you can watch it in-person at 11:57 each night through Sunday, Sept. 30. Check out the video below to get a sense of what it’s all about.

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The late June Foray, in a June 2000 file image, supplied the voice for Rocky the Flying Squirrel, of “The Bullwinkle Show” fame. (Brian Vander Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

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Introducing Valley News Digest, a collaboration with CATV

From left to right: News editor John Gregg and reporters Tim Camerato and Jordan Cuddemi.

Break out the popcorn, y’all.

The Valley News has teamed up with public access station CATV to produce Valley News Digest, a discussion between reporters and editors about the news of the day.

Episode 1 will air tonight and tomorrow night at 6 on channel 8, plus several times throughout the weekend. And, thanks to the magic of the internet, you can also watch it right now!

In the debut show, news editor John Gregg talks to reporters Tim Camerato and Jordan Cuddemi about upcoming changes to the rail tunnel in downtown Lebanon and skepticism over drug recognition experts in Vermont.

The Philadelphia Flyers have a new mascot, and everyone hates it

The Philadelphia Flyers on Monday announced they had added a new mascot to their hockey family. The team introduced the world to “Gritty,” an orange … thing that most closely resembles some kind of monster. It’s unclear if he’s related to the Phillies’ Phanatic, which I just today found out is not a monster but instead a large green flightless bird.

Here’s what the team had to say about Gritty, who you can follow on Twitter, if you’re into that sort of thing:

He’s loyal but mischievous; the ultimate Flyers fan who loves the orange and black, but is unwelcoming to anyone who opposes his team. Legend has it he earned the name “Gritty” for possessing an attitude so similar to the team he follows.

He claims that he’s been around for a lot longer than we know it, and recent construction at the Wells Fargo Center disturbed his secret hideout forcing him to show his face publicly for the first time.

Gritty apparently is a little rough around the edges, a bit quirky, and a huge fan of hot dogs. OK, sure.

Despite all his charm, however, Gritty was not as well-received as the team presumably had hoped. I scrolled pretty far down through the replies to the Flyers’ announcement tweet and didn’t see anything positive. Here are some selected reactions:

I feel like I need to warn you about the next photo. Sorry in advance.

Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb even weighed in on Gritty’s unveiling.

Says it all, tbh.

The Philadelphia Flyers mascot, Gritty, takes to the ice during the first intermission of the Flyers’ preseason NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Monday, Sept, 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)