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Talk on Therapy Dogs Planned in Woodstock

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Woodstock — A free talk about therapy dog work is set for May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Norman Williams Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by Therapy Dogs of Vermont, based in Williston. Gordon Perkinson, TDV’s vice president, will explain what therapy dog work entails and describe the nonprofit’s certification process. No training or testing will take place, and participants should not bring their dogs, organizers said. Therapy Dogs …

At the Hospitals: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Conference at DHMC Explores Child Abuse Issues Lebanon — A recent professional conference at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center explored the issue of child abuse, including its connection to medical costs. Three Twin State professionals were honored at the April 9 event for their efforts to prevent child abuse. A collaboration between Children’s Hospital at …

Inside Tuesday’s ‘Valley News’

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Local designers, from left, Mark Merrill and Sigrid Lium, both of White River Junction, Colleen McCleary, of Canaan, and Rene Gerrior, of Lebanon, are honored with flowers and applause at the end of the fashion show held at the Main Street Museum in White River Junction earlier this month. The May issue of …

A Solitary Quest

Saturday, April 25, 2015

John Graham can count on the fingers of one hand how many American academics have immersed themselves in studying the liturgical chant music of the Georgian Orthodox church. He happens to be one of them. In fact, he …

Reopened West Hartford Library Hits Its Stride

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hartford — After 31/2 years of problems that included a flood, thickets of regulatory red tape and internal discord, the West Hartford Library appears to be on the rebound. “It’s getting back,” said Art Peale, who recently replaced …

Paul N. Wood

Friday, April 24, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Paul N. Wood, 87, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born April 9, 1928, in Hartland, Vt. a son of Ralph and Regis (Daley) Wood. After Paul graduated from Hartford High School in 1946 he drove taxi …

St. Johnsbury Mows Down Hartford

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wilder — A loud and prolonged roaring emanated from the lot adjacent to the Dothan Brook School athletic field Thursday, the ruckus caused by a couple of gentlemen racing riding lawnmowers. On the field itself, the Hartford High …

Northern Stage Is Teaming Up With Counterpart Theaters

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dorset, Vt. — Northern Stage will wrap up the inaugural season at its new theater next spring by staging one of the comedies in Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy The Norman Conquests. Artistic director Carol Dunne this week announced the company’s plan to produce Living Together, the first Conquest play, …

Hartford Offices Almost Ready

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hartford — When town employees move into their newly remodeled municipal offices next week, they’ll enjoy several advantages: air conditioning, improved natural lighting and, not least, an absence of bats. When staffers moved from the 130-year-old Bridge Street …

Lorena M. Guarino

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Lorena M. Guarino, 92, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was born July 14, 1922, in White River Jct., Vt. a daughter of Raffaele and Virginia (Vega) Guarino. Miss Guarino graduated from Hartford High School in 1940 and from Becker College in Worcester, Mass. in …

Born to Ride

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On the first day with his training wheels off, Thomas Buskey, 5, gets help from his mom, Phoebe, to keep from tipping over while practicing riding his bike in the driveway of their home in White River Junction. …

Many Jobs, One Goal: New Hartford Lacrosse Coach Looks to Revitalize Program

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wilder — Jennifer Wheatley stood in the crowded Dothan Brook Elementary School lobby earlier this month, surrounded by girls lacrosse players and parents. Conversation and laughter swirled about in the wake of three hours of practice with the …

Hartford to Apply for Grant for White River Junction Mixed-Use Building

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

White River Junction — Hartford’s town leaders plan to apply for a $134,000 state grant to support the construction of a four-story mixed-use building on the northeast corner of Bridge and North Main streets in downtown White River …