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The Upper Valley’s own Sir Babygirl makes NPR

I’ve only seen Sir Babygirl perform once, at the Main Street Museum, and the set was truly a tour de force — got ya laughin’, thinkin’ and perhaps most importantly, very dancin’.

And now Sir Babygirl, aka Kelsie Hogue, has been highlighted by NPR Music. They wrote about her new music video for “Haunted House.”

As of right now, Sir Babygirl has two additional tracks available on Spotify: “Heels” and “Flirting With Her,” and they are both bangin’. You can also follow her on Instagram @sir_babygirl. It’s a treat.


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According to NPR, Sir Babygirl’s debut album “Crush on Me” comes out Feb. 15 via Father/Daughter Records.


Valley News gives Moose Mountain plane crash footage to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire

The VHS of the footage (which we made available online, as seen above, with the help of my husband, Chico Eastridge) was recently donated to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire.

Via the Associated Press: 

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is featuring recently discovered film footage taken 50 years ago by recovery workers at a plane crash site on Moose Mountain, the state’s deadliest air crash.


The museum based at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Londonderry gave a presentation Saturday (Nov. 10) in remembrance of the Oct. 25, 1968, crash. Thirty-two people died and 10 survived in the Northeast Airlines crash, which happened on the passenger plane’s approach to Lebanon Municipal Airport.


Speakers included Jeff Rapsis, the museum’s executive director and son of Capt. John A. Rapsis, the pilot of Northeast Flight 946 who was among those lost in the crash.


The footage was provided to a former Valley News sports editor who wrote a series of stories marking the 40th anniversary of the crash.

Northeast Airlines flight 946 cut down swath of trees on the southeast side of Moose Mountain’s south peak before crashing and exploding into a fire that could be seen from Canaan, in the background, on October 25, 1968. From left, Chris Zappala, of Charlotte, Vt., Jeff Rapsis, of Bedford, N.H., Bob Hough, president of the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, and Dwight Aspinwall, of Hanover, return to the south peak after visiting the crash site in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Zappala remembers his father, Sam Zappala, telling stories of driving survivors down from the crash site. “It was locked into his brain pretty well,” said Zappala. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Baby snapper staring contest

This Instagram post from the Montshire Museum of Science is from Oct. 30, but still just as cute today!


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Staring contest? Game on! #turtletaunt #dontthreatenmewithagoodtime

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Check out this beautiful music video featuring an Upper Valley animator’s work

Yayyyy, Bona! It’s so beautiful!

Animator Bona Bones, who has graced the pages of the Valley News and UV INDEX a number of times, did the animation work for the music video for “Over The Moon,” a single by the Los Angeles-based psychedelic soul band The Marías.

This is the same video that Valley News features writer David Corriveau let you know about last month, before it was released. It’s been on YouTube since last Friday and already has more than 40,000 views!

And, jussayin, four of them in the last 12 minutes are from me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A still image from Bona Bones’ stop animation video for “Over the Moon,” a song by the Los Angeles band The Marias. (Courtesy Bona Bones)