Coming out, coming of age
“Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, Balzer and Bray, 2015 Simon Spier is involved in an anonymous email correspondence with a guy code-named Blue. The two go to the same Atlant...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Week in History
10 years ago: The state approved Readsboro as a designated village. Readsboro planning and selectboard officials, as well as the Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment Committee, sought the state recogni...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old newspaper offers insight into what life in town was like 140 years ago
Note- This article is another installment in a series looking at the history of the town of Whitingham. The town will be celebrating Old Home Week, August 11 to 14. WHITINGHAM- In a corner of the W...
Jun 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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This week in history
10 years ago: The town of Wilmington and residents of Shearer Hill Road reached an agreement on paving the road. The agreement ended a contentious debate that had lasted more than a year. Many resi...
Jun 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kipling contest fetes young writers
DUMMERSTON- The Landmark Trust USA announced the winners of the first annual Rudyard Kipling Award for Young Writers. The award was created to help celebrate the Landmark Trust USA’s 25th anniversa...
Jun 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’re too ready to split things into “us vs. them”
Aging in Place Claudette Hollenbeck I suspect I will be rambling a bit in this column. I am almost 79 years old with what my orthopedist has labeled a “hinky” back, two replaced knees and questiona...
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Breaking the silence, breaking the stigma
by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
I got such a sad email in March – an announcement of the death of a youngish man with whom I have worked as a presenter in NAMIVT programs (National Alliance on Mental Illness,Vermont). I guess he ...
“The Hired Girl” is destined to be a classic
May 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Hired Girl,” by Laura Amy Schlitz Candlewick Press, 2015 Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs lives on Steeple Farm, where her mother’s death has left her all the woman’s work that needs to be done ...
Wilmington veterans had their very own G.A.R. post
by James A. Dassatti
May 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- The town’s first Grand Army of the Republic Post, Post Reynolds #30, was formed in 1871 with 50 members. But it was disbanded in 1876 due to a lack of interest, and indeed this attitude...
American veterans’ organizations established in large part after Civil War
by James A. Dassatti
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
VERMONT- More than veterans of any previous war, Civil War veterans helped establish America’s tradition of fraternal veterans’ organizations. Surviving veterans of America’s Civil War felt a real ...
Community garden starts to take root
by Rolf Parker
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON – The efforts of a group of local residents to create a community garden are starting to pay off. The garden, which is located at the Howe Farm, has been tilled, and interested gardeners...
Mythology Unbound
May 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
“Hunter” by Mercedes Lackey, Hyperion, 2015 It’s unusual (to say the least) for a dystopian fantasy to be whimsical, but this one is. The dystopia is America after the Diseray, a cataclysm that beg...
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