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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.

#tbt: Hunter safety at Lebanon High in 1982

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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

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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.

My, my, how Route 12A in West Lebanon has changed since 1974

For one thing, I can’t recall the last time I saw square dancers in a shopping plaza parking lot.

Rich’s department store, long gone, is now home to Kohls. And across the parking lot, HomeGoods is set to open on Sunday, Sept. 23. That building wasn’t even there yet! Of course, you can find more Upper Valley throwbacks at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram.

The Twin State Squares gathered at the West Lebanon Shopping Center on election night — Sept. 10, 1974 — to offer a little entertainment to shoppers and promote their “fun night” at the Hartford School Annex. For square dance enthusiasts, “Chub” Smith will be the caller. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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!

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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.