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#tbt to painting the clock tower in Lebanon in 1965

Pulled from the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram!

The Lebanon city hall clock got a new coat of paint on June 7, 1965, as painters from Walter Painting and Decorating of Lebanon, N.H., did the honors high above the city square. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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.

 

#tbt, before video killed the radio star

As always, find more at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram!

Friends of the Hanover Schools were given a series of videotape demonstrations on Jan. 22, 1968. The videotape system would provide the schools with a file of of lectures and other school events for future reference. A final demonstration has been scheduled during a varsity basketball game. Here a technician adjusts focus of camera trained on teacher. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Today’s #tbt is dedicated to all the Red Sox fans in the Upper Valley

Find more three more Sox-related throwbacks at our Instagram post. And, in general, there are always more throwbacks on the @vnewsuv Instagram at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag.

A load of souvenir baseball bats are moved to be shipped at Bates and Wilkins in Plainfield, N.H., in October 1980. The company’s woodworkers turn about about 75,000 bats annually on its lathes destined for team give-aways, including by the Boston Red Sox. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

RELATED: The Red Sox Twitter account is trolling the naysayers from their season-opening loss

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.