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Nanine K. Hutchinson

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Nanine K. Hutchinson, 78, passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living Center in Wilder. Nanine was born on June 1, 1936, in Oneonta, N.Y. to Marshall and Katherine (Weed) Hutchinson. She attended schools in Oneonta, and graduated from Wells College, Aurora, N.Y. in 1958. After college, Nanine began a long and successful career in publishing beginning at Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass. where she inaugurated the Press’s program of exhibiting books at scholarly meetings. In 1972, she joined the University Press of New England (UPNE) in Hanover, N.H. as marketing manager. During her tenure, UPNE grew to a successful consortium of university presses from Dartmouth College, …

Rieseberg Gets Two More Years

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hartford — The Selectboard and longtime Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg have agreed on a two-year contract extension that calls on Rieseberg to train his replacement, who would take over in 2016. The board voted unanimously Tuesday night to enter into the new contract with Rieseberg, who has been in the position for 18 …

Glory Days Festival Features Trains, Music

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — The 22nd annual Glory Days Festival is set for Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown White River Junction. The free festival celebrates railroading and other modes of transportation. It will feature model train and Lego train shows; displays of engines and vintage cars and tractors; and carnival rides. Performances, including live music, will take place throughout the …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Hartford 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

George G. Gyorky

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — George G. Gyorky, known as “Géza” to family, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, surrounded by those who loved him at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder. He was born in Békéscsaba, Hungary on …

Going Green: Hanover’s Soccer Trip to Ireland Becomes an Education

Monday, August 18, 2014

On the first day, Rob Grabill nearly freaked out. In normal circumstances, the drive from Shannon Airport in Ireland’s County Clare to the west coast city of Galway takes a little over an hour. When Grabill, Hanover High’s …

So Much More Than a Garden

Sunday, August 17, 2014

White River Junction — Considering the cost of water, fertilizer and his own labor, it would probably be cheaper to buy vegetables than grow them himself, but to Nalin Patel, the garden on the grounds of the Pine …

Wedding: Blickarz — Perreault

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wilder — Catherine E. Blickarz and Roger D. Perreault were married on July 18, 2014, on Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts. The bride is the daughter of Mary Ann and Mike Blickarz, of Wilder. She graduated from Hartford High …

White River Growpro Opens

Sunday, August 17, 2014

White River Junction — Kendall Smith and Stephanie Waterman have turned their passion for gardening into a business with the opening earlier this summer of White River Growpro. Located on South Main Street, near Big Fatty’s BBQ and Elixir Restaurant, the couple said the store will fill a …

Forum, Aug. 16: Tests and More Tests; Market Basket

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Situation That Had to End To the Editor: The editorial “Loyalty and Profits at Market Basket” in the Sunday Valley News Aug. 3 was excellent. “Let them eat cake!” “Hell, no,” said the customers. At my age, nearly 80, like many others, I have been there when …

Forum, Aug. 15: The Importance of Staging; Ovation for the Orchestra

Friday, August 15, 2014

An Omission in the Production To the Editor: Opera North’s performance of My Fair Lady at the Lebanon Opera House had all the virtues identified by Nicola Smith in her review: strong lead actors, familiar and evocative music, and a satisfying finish as a production (“Opera North Opens …

M. Agatha (Aggie) Hennessy

Friday, August 15, 2014

Quechee, Vt. — Peacefully, M. Agatha (Aggie) Hennessy passed away at her Quechee, home on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, surrounded physically and spiritually by her family. Aggie spent her last days facing a view of the vast peace and beauty of her much beloved Vermont. The daughter of …