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Scott Paulson keeps the beat on a cowbell as Sharon Elementary fifth graders work through "Louie Louie" on the steel drums at the Vermont Independent School of the Arts in Sharon, Vt., Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Paulson founded the school in the Seven Stars Center building in 2002 with his wife and it now offers a wide range of private music lessons and classes in tai chi, yoga, Japanese calligraphy and hula dancing, among other subjects. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Arts Program Aims to Grow

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The founders of Vermont Independent School of the Arts at the Seven Stars Center in Sharon may be on the brink of realizing their dream. If all goes as planned, the 14-year-old nonprofit center and school, which has helped hundreds of students become better musicians, singers and visual artists, will qualify for a matching grant and move closer to the …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there in a performance that left the Golden Tornadoes gasping all day. The senior ran for …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through 66 minutes, Riley Thomson finally broke the South Royalton backline to put Rivendell in front, …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

Christopher William Naumann

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Christopher William Naumann, 50, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at his home in Sharon after a long battle with cancer. He was born April 6, 1964, in Norwalk, Conn. the son of William Edwin and Pat Michele (Shaw) Naumann. He attended school in Ridgefield, Conn., …

Christopher William Naumann

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Christopher William Naumann, 60, died on Friday, June 20, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …

Helping to Keep Their Promises: 31 Sharon Academy Graduating Seniors Reflect Back

Monday, June 16, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sharon — Michael Livingston, The Sharon Academy’s head of school, began Sunday’s commencement ceremony by painting a picture of “the joy we experience here on such a regular basis.” To do so, …

Devils Rule the Den, Capture State Track Crown

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Last season, the Chelsea High boys track and field team carried just four athletes and still placed second at the Vermont Division IV Track and Field Championships. This time, the Red Devils had plenty of …

Calvin Kibling (Cal) Keyler

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Calvin Kibling (Cal) Keyler was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Glen Ridge, N.J. He was the son of Fay and Jennie McCoy Keyler of Bloomfield, N.J. Cal died at home in Sharon on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Cal graduated Bloomfield High School as Vice President …

Beth I. “Betty” Larkin

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — A graveside funeral service for Beth I. “Betty” Larkin, 88, who died March 22, 2014, will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sharon. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT is in charge …

Bringing Care to the Kids: Health Hub School-Based Clinics a 20-Year Success Story

Sunday, May 11, 2014

South Royalton — A weekly checkup for asthma found 11-year-old Erik Younce laughing with Frank Lamson, the pediatric nurse practitioner with Health Hub and the Strafford School-Based Health Clinic, a group of school-based clinics in the Orange Windsor …

Frank Eli Perron Sr.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Frank Eli Perron Sr., formerly of Sharon, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home where he was receiving rehabilitation after a recent surgery. He was 90 years old. Frank was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Stockbridge, Vt., the youngest son of Arthur …

John Alan Lique

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — John Alan Lique, 57, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Hillside Cemetery in Norwich, Vt. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. …