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The Upper Valley doughnut investigation is LIVE

Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery Boston creme doughnut. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

The one we told you about with our doughnut video yesterday is now published at the Valley News website

We’ve also got a sidebar — Doughnuts Will Always Be With Us — and a DOUGHNUT MAP …

and this awesome Instagram post …

Partly out of curiosity and partly to amuse ourselves during the long winter — and largely because we never met a snack we didn’t like — we at the Valley News decided to hunt up all the doughnuts made by local shops. The biggest surprise of the whole exercise? The sheer number of places that made really great doughnuts. They are ubiquitous, various, delicious and (obligatory health warning) so, so bad for you. 🔹 Read more at www.vnews.com, plus 🍩 video and 🍩 map. Link in profile. 🔹 (Valley News photographs – Jennifer Hauck @hauck45) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #vt #nh #802 #603 #doughnut #doughnuts #donut #donuts #food #foodie #yum #delicious #tastetest #newsroom #investigation #breakfast #dessert #snack #local #eats #eeeeeats #🍩

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and what’s the harm in sharing that video again, because it’s pretty goofy!

Also, FYI, that video was recorded in January, and check this tweet from February. We have been eating doughnuts for literally months.

Update on the 1920s love letters discovered in a West Leb ceiling: They’re back where they belong!

Happy Friday afternoon, y’all!

Remember our post about the long lost love letters from the 1920s that were discovered in a West Lebanon ceiling recently during a kitchen renovation? They have officially been returned to the couple’s relatives!

Valley News chief photographer Jennifer Hauck was there for the handoff (click here for photos) and the Valley News editorial board has weighed in on the magic of these letters.

Friday, March 16.

The letters are now “under lock and key,” family members say, until the couple’s last living daughter can make it up to Vermont from Florida for a family visit later this year.

Thank you so much to Jenn Carter, who found the letters, and granddaughters Theresa White, Shannon Kivler and their extended family, for allowing us to document the return of the letters that captivated the Upper Valley with some good news for a few days.

As I told a couple of the folks involved, it has inspired me to go through some old love letters I inherited from my grandparents some years ago and have never really sat down and read through. That will change soon!

We wish a lot of happy reading to Mr. & Mrs. White’s family in the months and years ahead. ❤


Heartfelt exchanges in the #UpperValley on Thursday: 1️⃣ Theresa White, of White River Junction, #VT, left, Jenn Carter of West Lebanon, #NH, and Shannon Kivler, of Charlestown, NH, talk about the #handwritten #letters found in Carter’s kitchen ceiling during a remodeling process. Kivler and White are the granddaughters of Laura Johnson, who wrote the letters to Harold White in the #1920s. The couple later married and had four children. The group of women met in White River Junction on Thursday for Carter to give the letters to White and Kivler, who she located via Facebook earlier in the week. 🔶 More photos from their meeting at www.vnews.com. Link in profile. 🔶 (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck @hauck45) 2️⃣ Tom Cox, of Sunapee, NH, hands a #bouquet of #roses to Victoria Davis, of Brooklyn, NY, on Georges Mills Road in Springfield, NH, on Thursday. Cox sells roses on the side of the road and will wait hours, sometimes even a whole day, for someone to stop and buy the #flowers. “You have to develop #patience and an appreciation of #nature,” Cox said. (Valley News – Carly Geraci @carlygeraci) ▪️ #vnewsuv #uppervalley #upval #603 #802 #twinstates #newengland #photojournalism #heartfelt #exchange #sliceoflife #💌 #💐

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