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Jane Woods

Woods Takes Helm Of Bel Canto Singers

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lebanon — Jane Woods, former choral director for Hanover High School and Richmond Middle School, is returning as music director of the Bel Canto Chamber Singers, the group announced recently. Woods, who previously led the ensemble from 1991 to 1997, succeeds Hal Sheeler, who had directed and often performed with Bel Canto since 2007. “I am delighted for this opportunity … to continue being part of the rich choral life in the Upper Valley,” Woods said in a statement released by Bel Canto. “Bel Canto is a wonderful group of accomplished and dedicated singers with an impressive musical history. I look forward to making music …

Forum, Aug. 21: When Shall We Overcome Racism?; Turning the Other Cheek in Dorchester; Co-op Transparency

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When Shall We Overcome Racism? To the Editor: It rips my heart out and utterly stuns me that even now, in this wonderfully blessed nation, it is unsafe to be born with dark skin. When will this end? And how do we end it? Having grown up in Memphis, I am no stranger to racial tension and racial unrest. I had hoped that …

Journalist Held Captive Is KUA Grad; Steven Sotloff Was Other Man Shown in Propaganda Video

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meriden — Members of the Kimball Union Academy community are watching with particular concern as an Islamist extremist group appears to be holding a 2002 alumnus hostage, threatening to kill the American journalist as revenge for U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq. Steven Sotloff, 31, a Florida native, graduated from KUA in 2002, where he was a three-season athlete and an active member …

Arlene B. Fay

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

West Lebanon, N.H. — Arlene B. Fay, 87, passed away in the comfort of her home on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Family and friends are invited to Arlene’s committal service at the West Lebanon Cemetery on Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. The Reverend …

Ellen Richardson Andrews

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Ellen Richardson Andrews unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Her husband, James Dalton Andrews, had predeceased her on Feb. 26, 2000. She was born in North Stratford, N.H., the sixth child of Cora Bangs Richardson and Ira Richardson, who predeceased her. She was …

A Life: Keith Page, 1957-2014; ‘The Power of His Spirit’

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lebanon — Rob Bliss dreaded waking his teenage son, Keegan, on Friday, March 7 in Rutland, Vt. The family had lost one of its dearest friends, 56-year old Keith Page, a Lebanon native who had succumbed to a …

With Loved Ones in Danger, Gaza Crisis Is Felt Acutely Here

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sharon — Cora Swanberg just graduated from The Sharon Academy and checks Facebook as often as any other teenager. But in recent weeks, she has been paying much closer attention to the posts of Said Alhouseini, a Palestinian …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 3, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Outcomes and Quality Leader Joins D-H Leadership Team Lebanon — Dr. John D. Birkmeyer, a general surgeon and head of the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy at the University of Michigan, has been named executive vice president …

Plainfield Property a Hard Sell

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Plainfield — As the auction date nears for the sale of the compound on Center of Town Road that once belonged to Ed and Elaine Brown — the anti-government activists who took part in a nine-month standoff with …

Neighbors: No Headrest Near Us

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Lebanon — A neighborhood group has appealed the Zoning Board’s approval to relocate a residential substance abuse recovery center and 24-hour crisis hotline to Abbott Street. The nonprofit providing substance abuse treatment and crisis assistance services, Headrest, is …

Ernesta Helen Watson

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ernesta Helen Watson, 99, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born April 13, 1915, to the late Willie Wallace and Annie Maria (French) Wooster. Ernesta grew up in Canaan, N.H. and received her RN degree from …

Behind the Scenes at Opera North

Thursday, July 31, 2014

When Opera North opens its annual season on Saturday at the Lebanon Opera House with a production of Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical My Fair Lady , followed in the next two weeks by Verdi’s La Traviata and …

For Tickets and Information

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Opera North’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and continues on Aug. 8, 13, 16 and 19. Verdi’s La Traviata opens Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., and continues on Aug. 9, 15 and 20. Kurt Weill’s Street Scene opens on Tuesday, Aug. …