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Sisters On Shin Pierson, left, and Debbie Clough, both of Grafton, N.H., sing and play guitar at Genesis HealthCare in Lebanon, N.H., on April 15, 2015. Kenneth Underhill, of Hartland, Vt., with his harmonica and his daughter Tess with a tambourine were sitting in on the hour long session of songs and jokes. Underhill was there to visit his father a resident at the facility. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Sister Act: A Few Songs, a Few Jokes and a Whole Lot of Love

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lebanon — It’s almost six o’clock on a Wednesday and the recreation room at Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare is crowded with residents waiting for the top billing act of the week. Debbie Clough, Wanda Ellis, On Shin Pierson, of Grafton, and Sandi Pierson, of Orange, enter the room followed by a little dog named Cuckoo. The sisters greet each resident …

Clara Hawthorne

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Boscaswen, N.H. — Clara Hawthorne, 91, passed away at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscaswen, on Monday, March 30, 2015. She was born on May 15, 1923, in Sanbornton, N.H., to Elsworth and Esther (Cummings) Harris. Clara graduated from Franklin, N.H. high school and the New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. In 1946, she married Robert Hawthorne. They spent most of their …

Cardinals Senior Does It All in Win Over Yellowjackets

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Windsor — Following his six-inning no-hitter in Tuesday’s season-opening, 19-0 rout of Windsor, it didn’t take long for Stevens senior Chase Hussey to determine his favorite personal accolade from the game. It wasn’t the no-no, nor his 14 strikeouts, a career high. Hussey’s most cherished moment was instead his first career home run, …

Ready to Run: After Many Years, Boston Remains Unique for Hartland Resident

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hartland — It was a busy workday for Peg Sullivan at Mt. Ascutney Hospital on April 15, 2013. When she got home, she opened her personal email to find it packed with frantic inquiries from friends and relatives …

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon be converted to 500 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power about 90 homes, …

Vincent H. Dow

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Vincent H. Dow, 76, a longtime resident of Hartland, passed away Tuesday morning, April 14, 2015, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born April 29, 1938 in Hanover, N.H. the son of Hollis and Evelyn (Horton) Dow. He received …

Gwendolyn Brown

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Milton, Vt. — Gwendolyn “Gwen” Brown, 93, died peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Milford Regional Hospital in Milford, Mass. Gwen was born on Sept. 24, 1921, in Bakersfield, Vt., the daughter of Morton and Marion (Burns) Marshia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in teaching from …

Vincent H. Dow

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Vincent H. Dow, 76, a longtime resident of Hartland, passed away Tuesday morning, April 14, 2015, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements …

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Officials Propose Changes for Hartland Gun Range

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hartland — Vermont’s Fish & Wildlife Department has planned an estimated $20,000 worth of security and soundproofing upgrades to the Hammond Cove Shooting Range and is proposing to close it for three months each winter in an effort …

Wedding: Furnari — Gunerman

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hartland — Ellen Rand Furnari and John Robert Gunerman were married on March 14, 2015, at the Lincklaen House in Cazenovia, N.Y. Cazenovia Acting Justice Patrick O’Sullivan officiated at the ceremony. William Furnari escorted his sister down the …

Lawrence A. Davis

Thursday, April 9, 2015

West Hartford, Vt. — Lawrence A. Davis, 84, died peacefully, surrounded by family, Monday evening April 6, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vt. He was born Aug. 10, 1930, in Windsor, a son of Floyd A. and Cecyl (Bean) Davis. Larry spent his …

Stevens Athletic Director Steps Down

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Claremont — Aaron House, the athletic director at Stevens High for the last three years, has notified school officials that at the end of the school year he will be leaving to take a similar position at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, N.H. Citing a “professional organization …

Clarence W. Hook

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

North Hartland, Vt. — Clarence W. Hook, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, March 30, 2015. He was born to Edgar & Caroline (Richards) in Chelsea, Vt. on April 19, 1926. Clarence attended Chelsea schools. He began working on the family farm beginning in …