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Throwback to Listen’s Lebanon Thanksgiving in 1988; plus, free Upper Valley meals on Thursday

We’re off on Thursday, so I’m posting this #valleynewsthrowback here on UV INDEX one day early.

This year, there are at least three free and public Thanksgiving meals happening in the Upper Valley on Thursday: Listen is hosting one at Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon (starting at noon), and there are also meals at Vermont Law School in South Royalton 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) and the White River Junction VFW (noon-3 p.m.).

Full details on free meals and local turkey trots in this recent Out & About column.

And on to the #tbt!

Listen, a social-service organization based in Lebanon, N.H., held its first community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24, 1988, at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Lebanon volunteers Susan Truman, left, and Pam Bennett join others in saying grace before the dinner begins. Seventy-five people ended up taking advantage of the dinner. Listen was prepared to serve up to 150 people, so the abundant leftovers will be distributed to area social service agencies for their weekly community dinners. (Valley News – Bill Conradt) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Listen, a social-service organization based in Lebanon, N.H., held its first community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24, 1988, at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Volunteers Alan Emery and Friddie Labrecque, 8, of Enfield, N.H., carve up turkey in preparation for the feast. Seventy-five people ended up taking advantage of the dinner. Listen was prepared to serve up to 150 people, so the abundant leftovers will be distributed to area social service agencies for their weekly community dinners. (Valley News – Bill Conradt) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

 

So there’s a nor’easter coming this weekend

Because of course there is. Just in time for Halloweekend, too. Hooray! /s

From The Weather Channel:

What to Expect
Rain and wind will spread up the East Coast Friday through Saturday night or early Sunday. Because it’s late October and not January, most of the precipitation should be rain.

However, parts of northern New England, especially the higher elevations, will see some wet snow accumulation this weekend.

Wind
Strong winds will be a concern with gusts to 60 mph are possible near the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts Saturday and Saturday night.

Precipitation could start out briefly as snow in eastern New York and central New England as moisture surges northward. The area of snow and likely some ice will expand during the afternoon and evening hours into northern New York, northern New England and be most widespread across Maine.

The highest snowfall totals will likely be in northern Maine and in the highest terrain of upstate New York and New Hampshire, including Mt. Washington.

Just a few inches of wet snow accumulating on trees still with leaves combined with wind can down trees and cause power outages. This is what occurred during the “Snowtober” 2011 snowstorm in late October.

More than 0.10 inches of ice is most likely in northern Maine and northern New Hampshire beginning in the afternoon on Saturday and ending early Sunday.

In New Hampshire:

Aaaaand in Vermont:

If you’re traveling tomorrow or participating in Halloween festivities, please be sure to stay safe. Drive slowly and appropriately for the conditions, give yourself extra time to reach your destination, and if you’re of age, definitely do not drink and drive.

Lounging around the Hotel Coolidge in 1971

As always, there’s more on the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram.

Photographed on Feb. 17, 1971, the Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction, Vt., reopened its lounge, located where the coffee shop used to be and the dining room has been expanded into the old Barn Lounge area. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.