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Jaymes Sanchez encourages campers to use more space during warm ups at a meeting of the Youth Shakespeare Project at the Howe Library in Hanover, N.H. on July 14, 2014.  The project, which meets four days a week, is a theater camp for students from 11-17 of all backgrounds and is free to attend.  Sanchez and Laura Neill founded the camp in 2012 while undergrads at Dartmouth.  This is the second year of the camp. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe ran through the scenes of Juliet and Her Romeo , the familiar tale with particular emphasis on its female characters. The outdoor …

Edith June Blondin

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Edith June Blondin, 71 died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. surrounded by her family. She was born June 3, 1943 in Clinton, Mass. the daughter of Walter and Louise (Hood) Paton. She attended school in Chelsea. On May 28, 1965 she married William Blondin of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. They made their home in Chelsea …

Edith J. Blondin

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Edith J. Blondin, 71, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. surrounded by her family. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

Charles L. Hayward

Friday, October 25, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Charles L. Hayward, 91, died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

Benefit to Support Vershire Woman, 22, Battling Cystic Fibrosis

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vershire — A benefit for 22-year-old Erica Ward, of Vershire, is scheduled for Saturday, starting at 6 p.m., at The Pines bar and grill, 1 Maple Ave., Chelsea. The event will include a pig roast, with music by Stone Bullet starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in …

Voters OK Garage Plan In Chelsea

Monday, October 14, 2013

Chelsea — Following last week’s approval by voters to buy land on East Randolph Road for a new town garage, the Selectboard will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. to delve into more of the details and also discuss …

Letter: Feeling the Impact of the Shutdown

Sunday, October 6, 2013

To the Editor: The front-page picture of House Republicans using empty chairs on the other side of a table as a “photo op” in the Oct. 2 Valley News was particularly galling after the information I received the previous night at the monthly meeting of the Grantham School …

Letter: Chelsea’s Vote on a Town Garage

Friday, October 4, 2013

To the Editor: At the Chelsea Town Meeting, the Selectboard was requested to do something about the ongoing and divisive problem of a town garage. The Selectboard’s first choice was to put a building at the sewer plant. A nonbinding vote on June 4 was in the negative. …

Judge Adds Layer To Estate Fracas

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chelsea — The legal battle for control of the estate of a Thetford man killed by Vermont State Police has intensified, with parties questioning each other’s motives in court papers, and questions arising about whether the man’s son, …

Jean S. Peterson

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — A memorial service for Jean S. Peterson, 80 who died on Aug. 12, 2013, will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Christ Church in Montpelier, Vt. Arrangements and assistance was given by the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in …

Letter: Safeline Offers Free Help

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

To the Editor: It is with great sadness that Safeline heard of the murder of Rhonda Gray by her husband, Troy Gray (“Couple Dead in Fairlee,” Aug. 14). Domestic violence is all too common throughout the nation, the state of Vermont and, certainly, our own community. Domestic violence …

Letter: Closer Look at Wellspring School

Sunday, September 1, 2013

To the Editor: Thank you for your Aug. 24 article on the closing of the Wellspring Waldorf School. We would like to elaborate on one statement: “The school operates on a model in which families who can’t afford full tuition can negotiate a lower rate in exchange for …

Lois Jean Goodrich

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Lois Jean Goodrich, 86, of Chelsea and formerly of Amesbury, Mass. died on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Vt. Lois was born on July 16, 1927, she was the daughter of Franklin H. and Iva M. (Johnson) …