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The author’s son stands on the rock at Kent’s Ledge, which looks south down the White River Valley. It was the first hike the boy, then 5, made entirely on his own feet. (Alex Hanson photograph)

One Small Step at a Time

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Of all the uncomplicated things in the world, the chiefest must be walking. It’s a milestone for babies, a gait universal to nearly all terrestrial creatures, the simplest form of locomotion aside from falling. Yet somehow, I never learned. Oh, I can get from here to there, from the car to the desk, from the fridge to the dining room …

Shirley Mae (Hosmer) Paige

Friday, August 1, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Shirley Mae (Hosmer) Paige, 70 died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home in South Royalton. She was born Dec. 24, 1943, in Strafford, Vt. the daughter of Gardner M. and Jessie E. (Perkins) Moses. Shirley attended school in Tunbridge, Vt. She lived most of her life in Tunbridge and surrounding towns in the area. On Oct. 8, 1961, …

Rained In

Friday, August 1, 2014

After a thunderstorm brought all 40 of South Royalton School’s summer day campers inside, Madeline Sullivan, 7, Donald Champney, 8, Cooper Wilcox, 5, Counselor-in-Training Emily Hemond, 12, and Alexys Cossette, 7, play a group game on Thursday. The camp, which started its six-week session in June, finishes today.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Frances Ethelyn Berry Chapman

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Frances Ethelyn Berry Chapman, 91, passed away in her sleep while surrounded by her family at Gifford’s Menig Center in Randolph on Sunday, March 16, 2014. She was born in Richmond, Vt. on Oct. 24, 1922, to Harry E. and Nina (Beeman) Berry. A …

Beth I. “Betty” Larkin

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Beth I. “Betty” Larkin, 88, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her home in South Royalton. She was born May 27, 1925 in Newark, N.J. the daughter of Robert W. and Hazel (Washer) Sayre. Betty attended school in Sharon, Vt. and later went to …

Royalton Radio Raising Money, Tower

Thursday, March 20, 2014

After a year of operating online, Royalton Community Radio is planning to take the major step of putting up a transmitter and an antenna and sending a signal out to its neighbors. The South Royalton-based station received a low-power FM license in January and its backers have begun …

Frances Berry Chapman

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Frances Berry Chapman, 91, died on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …

Birth Announcements: March 16, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BEATON — A daughter, Anna Elizabeth Beaton, born Feb. 22, 2014, to Michelle Merchant Beaton and Roderick Joseph Beaton III, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center KNUDSEN — A daughter, Natalie Ellen Knudsen, born Feb. 21, 2014, to Casey and Robert Knudsen, of Chelsea. DERMAN — …

Thaws Chill Winter Business

Monday, March 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Although this winter seems to have been unusually frigid and snowy, for those who depend on cold weather to make a living, the season has been pretty much on par with the previous unusually warm …

Edward W. Shirlock

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Edward W. Shirlock, 56, peacefully passed away in his sleep on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, while vacationing in North Fort Myers, Fla. He was born Feb. 14, 1957, in Lebanon, N.H., to Edward J. Shirlock and Carolyne M. (Duff) Shirlock. Eddie grew up in …

The Wild West in Vermont’s White River Valley: ‘Pasghetti Western’ Movie to Debut in Woodstock

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Oscar statuettes have all been handed out, but a pint-sized version of Hollywood glamour will descend on Woodstock’s Town Hall Theatre Saturday evening. Pasghetti Western, a film made by Royalton residents Myra and Jim Hudson, will have …

Royalton Will Build Offices

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Royalton — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bond of up to $600,000 to construct a new town office building on the old Crawford Auto Land property on Route 14, a key step in the plan to move town employees from a scattering of offices, including cramped quarters …

Royalton Voters OK Smaller School Budget, but Taxes Will Rise

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

South Royalton — With nary a question about specifics, voters Monday night approved the $6 million school budget on a 159-22 vote during the annual school district meeting at South Royalton High School. The $6,023,335 in spending represents a drop of more than $41,000, or 0.68 percent, from …

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