10 Things to Know about Chief Justin Hastings
Justin Hastings, fire chief of the Grantham, N.H., volunteer fire department

10 Things to Know about Chief Justin Hastings

By Brianna Hastings What does it mean to be a firefighter? Kid Stuff Reporter Brianna Hastings asks Chief Justin Hastings, her father and the fire chief of the Grantham Volunteer…

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Life Is a Circus
The Sharon Academy Middle School Circus held in Sharon, Vt., on March 28, 2015. (Photo by Geoff Hansen)

Life Is a Circus

Students at Sharon Academy in Sharon, Vt., learn how to create success out of failure — with circus skills. By Amber Wylie, Sharon Academy If someone asked you to imagine…

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Love at First Rhyme

Author and poet Tim Fortier has written a fun book for kids — and it’s just the first of many! By Laura Jean Whitcomb Can you imagine…Japanese beetles sumo wrestling?…

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Grantham’s Historical Places

Take an illustrated tour through the past with Grantham, N.H.’s living history. By Hayley Durfor Grantham’s Historical Places — a book by the Grantham Historical Society, Missy Walla and Sue…

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Deeper Learning

The journey of schooling requires deeper learning, a teaching method more complex than textbooks or lectures. By Kristen Downey, Upper Valley Educators Institute School is back in session, and teachers…

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Stateline Sports

Stateline Sports

Text and photography by Kim J. Gifford “I’ve kind of always looked at us as the Cheers of sporting goods — you know the place where everybody knows your name?”…

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Hogwarts Homecoming

Don’t tell the Daily Prophet reporters. Just find a spot on Platform 9¾ and make your way to the Hogwarts Homecoming in Haverhill. N.H.! By Laura Jean WhitcombPhotos courtesy of…

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Vermont’s Bats: Why We Should Care

These misunderstood creatures are an important part of our ecosystem. By Sarah Strew, Lead Nature Camp and Adult Programs, VINS Bats have one of the worst reputations in the animal…

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Tips for Writing the College Essay

By Deborah McKew Gretchen studied her list of possible essay topics. She could write about her three months in New Zealand working on organic farms, the gap year she spent…

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