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Abby Metcalf, left, of Piermont has been making holiday wreaths for 40 years. Metcalf, the owner of the Piermont Plant Pantry, now spends from late October through mid-December in one of her greenhouses wiring balsam boughs into wreaths, garlands and kissing balls with her staff which includes a brother, son and grand daughter. Jean Underhill, of Piermont, is at right. Monday, November 23, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Piermont — Despite starting work long before dawn and finishing well after dark, Abby Metcalf doesn’t appear fatigued. But her hands tell the story. Last week, with wreath-making season well underway, they were blackened with sap, a substance so tenacious at least one of her employees relies on Ajax to remove it. Metcalf, who owns Piermont Plant Pantry with her …

Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers during times of need,” organizer Brad Salzmann said in a news release. In Vermont, the …

Margaret “Peggy” Fuller Shearer Pierson

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

East Corinth, Vt. — Margaret “Peggy” Fuller Shearer Pierson, 85, passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the Arbors Senior Living at Shelburne, Vt., with her family by her side, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Peggy was born in Woodsville, N.H. on July 12, 1930, to Richard and Juanita Shearer of Bradford, Vt., where she grew up and attended Bradford Academy. Peggy was …

Giving Water to Fitness: Woodsville Man Hopes ‘H.A.T.S.’ Can Be Right Fit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — A former granite industry business owner who now runs his own health and fitness center, Gary Goodwin has always considered himself a self-starter. Now the 70-year-old is hoping to start something he feels would be …

Bradford, Vt., Course Gets New Life

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Because of its location just downstream from a power dam along the Waits River, Bradford Golf Club is prone to occasional flooding. Erosion along the river’s south bank also became problematic following Tropical Storm Irene, …

Harry N. Brainerd

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

East Corinth, Vt. — Harry N. Brainerd of East Corinth, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015, surrounded by his family, at the home of his birth on Taplin Hill. He was born to Florence and Leon Brainerd on Feb. 2, 1926. He lived and farmed his entire …

Alfred C. Hansen

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Committal services with Military Honors for Alfred C. Hansen, 92, of White River Jct., and a long time resident of Corinth, Vt., who died on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the family …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Randolph Women Join Board of Safeline Inc.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chelsea — Two Randolph residents have joined the board of Safeline Inc., a member agency of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The board also elected a new chairwoman, Felicity Swayze, of Tunbridge. Shelley Dimick is an IT business analyst with Northfield Savings Bank in Northfield, …

Oxbow Seniors Rip It Up

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — As social studies teacher Andrew Chobanian addressed Oxbow Union High School’s 74 graduates donning purple and white Friday night, he looked toward a framed photo in the front row, resting on the 75th seat. It …

Entertainment Highlights: Time and Movement — Corinth Resident Raises Money to Make a Dance Film

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mina Lawton describes the choreography for her second short film as “a reflection upon the relationship between time and identity, with … three dancers portraying the past, present and future of one person.” Right now, the clock is …

Woodstock Makes Right Choices in Track Title Victory

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Primarily focused on other events, Woodstock Union High track and field competitors Anna Dieffenbach and Kristin Ramsey compete in the triple jump during the regular season only enough to qualify for the VPA Division III …