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Upper Valley Hawks fly together

What started as a small program with about a dozen participants 20 years ago now has scores of people who call themselves Hawks. Full story!

 

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Upper Valley Hawks athlete Mary Thomas, of White River Junction, #VT, leaps through the air as she practices her running long jump at Hanover High School in August. Thomas, 24, said Special Olympics has helped her grow with her disability. “It’s helped out with me being better than your disability,” she said. After seven years with the Hawks, she finds she is more active and friendlier with others. 🔹 What started as a small program with about a dozen participants 20 years ago now has scores of people who call themselves Hawks. Find a full story on the program at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. 🔹 (Valley News – August Frank @augustfrankphoto) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #hartfordvt #hanovernh #specialolympics #disability #athlete #sports #leap #jump #run #longjump #team #growth #802 #603

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#tbt: Hunter safety at Lebanon High in 1982

As always, you can find more Upper Valley throwbacks at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram.

Tom Hamel leans into his investigation of the guns during a hunter-safety class at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, N.H., on Sept. 12, 1982. George Blanchard and Eric Schelewa watch from behind. (Valley News – Kris Craig) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

When Maxfield Parrish was the oldest person in Plainfield

Oops, I’m a day late cross-posting our Instagram #tbt to UV INDEX, but I guess that makes it a #fbf?

In any case, you can always find more at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram.

Plainfield’s oldest citizen is 93-year-old artist Maxfield Parrish, who was presented the Boston Post gold-headed cane by the selectmen on Sept. 28, 1963. Parrish, center, chats with Selectman Joseph Meyette, left, and Vernon Hood. The town’s third selectman, Palmer C. Read, was unable to be present. (Valley News – Fran Weiss) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Post Office offers a limited edition Tunbridge pictorial postmark at the world’s fair

Channa Howe, of Tunbridge, smoothes the clipped and banded mane of her quarterhorse Don’t Chip My Harley while preparing for a weekend of competition at the Tunbridge World’s Fair Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Howe and Harley will compete for their eighth year together at the fair in showmanship, western pleasure and western equitation. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Check out this announcement from the United States Postal Service:

Tunbridge celebrates Agricultural Fair with a Pictorial Postmark

A First Class Souvenir of the Celebration

 

What: The United States Postal Service in Tunbridge, Vermont, in conjunction with the Union Agricultural Society, will celebrate the Tunbridge World’s Fair with a keepsake picture postmark — also known as a pictorial cancellation in collectors’ circles — to be offered at the historic post office located on Antique Hill at the Fairgrounds

 

Where: Tunbridge World’s Fair

Antique Hill Post Office

Tunbridge VT 05077

 

When: September 13-16, 2018

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Background: Postmaster Brenda Roberts says the picture postmark is free. “We will apply the postmark on any envelope that has proper postage, making it a first class souvenir of the day.” “It’s a postmark that is more than circles and bars,” says Postmaster Roberts. “It is a picture that tells a story.” The postmark has the words “World’s Fair” arched over twin mountains and the words “Agricultural Fair Station” below. Additionally, the Union Agricultural Society creates an annual wooden postcard that they will be selling at the fair that would make a very special souvenir when combined with the pictorial postmark.

 

People may obtain the postmark in person at the fairgrounds. If you miss the fairground hours, but wish to obtain the postmark, you may submit a mail order request. Pictorial postmarks are available only with the dates indicated, and requests must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the requested pictorial postmark date.

 

Customers wishing to obtain a postmark should affix First-Class Mail postage to any envelope or postcard, address the envelope or postcard and tuck in the flap. Place the envelope or postcard in a larger envelope and address it to Postmaster, followed by Tunbridge Post Office 292 VT Rte 110, Tunbridge VT 05077-9998

The fair runs from today through Sunday!

 

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Getting ready on Wednesday before the Tunbridge World’s Fair: 1️⃣ Piano tuner Nancy Taube, of #ChelseaVT, works on hammers that were sticking due to humidity in the entertainment tent at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds while her #bordercollie Billie waited for her to throw a ball. The #instrument resides for most of the year in an un-heated barn on the grounds and is taken out and maintained only at #fair time to be played for the Ed Larkin #ContraDancers and by some other performers. 2️⃣ Channa Howe, of #TunbridgeVT, smooths the clipped and banded mane of her #quarterhorse Don’t Chip My Harley while preparing for a weekend of #competition at the fair. Howe and Harley will compete for their eighth year together at the fair in showmanship, western pleasure and western equitation. 3️⃣ Jasper Lawrence, 4, of Tunbridge, keeps an eye on the tape as Chris Reed, of North #MontpelierVT, measures his #sunflower at 10 feet, 8 1/2 inches. Lawrence was at the #fairgrounds with his mother, Mariah, back, and siblings Willow, 1, left, Miles, 9, and Rowan, 7, to check in on the family’s entries for #judging. 🔸 The 147th fair runs today through Sunday. 🔸 (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #tunbridgefair #tunbridgeworldsfair #dog #pianotuner #tunbridge #worldsfair #horse #summer #september #802 #🌻

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Recent UV scenes from the @vnewsuv Instagram

Find the full stories from any/all of these photos at www.vnews.com/instagram.

 

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The five official macaroni and cheese judges compare tasting notes on one of the 17 entrants from throughout the #TwinStates in the Vermont Mac and Cheese Challenge at Artisan’s Park in Windsor #VT on Sunday. In one sense, the “challenge” is a sideshow. For most people, the whole point of the event was to spoon ungodly amounts of #cheese and #pasta into the mouths of thousands, all while raising money for a good cause (the Vermont Foodbank) and highlighting the brands of hosts and sponsors, including the Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. and Castleton Crackers. The #judges were, clockwise from left, Meredith Fitzgerald, of Haverhill, Mass., member of the American Cheese Society, Graham Kist, of Hartford, Conn., a food writer and barbecue judge, Ben Parker, of New York City, a sales rep with salami maker Charlito’s Cocina, Mary Tuthill, of Waitsfield, Vt., head cheesemonger at Mad River Taste Place, and Faith Raymond of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. 🔹 Full story at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. 🔹 (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #vermont #vt #windsorvt #macaroni #macncheese #cheesy #food #eating #eeeeats #cheesheads #cheesehats #judge #score #challenge #fun #802 #🧀

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Krystin Skoda hoses off her team of miniature herefords, Tonka and Truck, before a competition in Bradford, #VT, earlier this summer. Before every competition the steers are cleaned everywhere from the backs of their knees to their ears. Contestants will take advantage of different methods to score points with the judge, such as combing their tails backwards to eliminate knots. 🔹 Find a full story about the #RandolphVT Hooves ’n’ Horns 4-H Club, told in photos and words, at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. 🔹 (Valley News – August Frank @augustfrankphoto) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #4H #bradfordvt #vermont #farm #farmlife #hereford #herefords #cow #cows #wash #rinse #outdoors #chores #competition #summer #club #802 #🐮

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Grafton County Attorney candidates Natch Greyes, left, and Marcie Hornick share a microphone while participating in a Grafton County Primary Candidates Forum moderated by county commissioner Wendy Piper at the Canaan Meetinghouse in Canaan, #NH, on Aug. 27. Hornick, the managing attorney of the Northern Grafton County Public Defender’s Office, and Greyes, a district court prosecutor also in northern Grafton County, will square off in the Sept. 11 primary election to become the Democratic nominee. They have worked together — on opposite sides of the courtroom — since Greyes became the prosecutor for Littleton, Franconia and Sugar Hill in mid-2014. With no Republican challenger, the winner likely will assume the lead prosecutorial post in the county come January. 🔹 Full story at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. 🔹 (Valley News – Geoff Hansen @geoff_hansen) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #news #graftoncounty #newhampshire #603 #canaannh #northcountry #law #lawyer #prosecutor #primary #candidates #election #meetinghouse #campaign #vote

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