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Sue Spears of Windsor started making herself available in May to repair stuffed animals at the Windsor Public Library on Wednesday evenings. Spears was fixing her grandchildren's stuffed animals and thought the service might be useful to others. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Stitching Up Childhood Friends

Friday, August 1, 2014

Windsor — When I heard about Sue Spears’ new teddy bear clinic at the Windsor Public Library, I immediately wanted to take my childhood teddy bear, Pink Bear, to Spears, so she could work her magic. When I was a toddler, Pink Bear, a present from my favorite aunt, went everywhere with me. Each day at preschool we had show-and-tell, …

Boy Scouts of America Award Windsor Man for His Service

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Windsor — Physician Fred Lord, of Windsor, recently received the Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Beaver Award. The award recognizes Lord’s longstanding and outstanding service to Vermont’s youth, the Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America said in a recent news release. It is the highest award a council can give …

Spray-cation

Friday, July 25, 2014

Getting relief from the heat and humidity earlier this week, Alexis Menard, 9, of Windsor, center, enjoys the shower of a garden hose held by Clayton Therrien, 9, of Westfield, Vt., at Menard’s home in Windsor. Josh Bailey, 5, of Windsor, left, and Elizabeth Carpenter, 11, of Windsor, also cooled off in the …

3-D Printer Programming in Windsor

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ian Mitchell, 15, of Thetford, left, and Bradon Jarvis, 14, of Claremont, use Tinkercad, an open source design software, to create key chains, cups and slingshot planes with a 3-D printer at the American Precision Museum in Windsor …

Kenworth “Ken” Coburn Pollard

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Kenworth “Ken” Coburn Pollard, 100, passed away July 21 at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction, Vt. He was able to celebrate his 100th birthday at his home in Windsor surrounded by family and friends. He was presented a Red Sox T-shirt, hat, signed …

Earl L. Hussey, Jr.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Earl L. Hussey, Jr., 94, a resident of Newport, N.H. and formerly of Windsor, passed away Thursday evening, July 17, 2014, at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare Center in Hanover, N.H. He was born June 1, 1920 in Worcester, Mass. the son of Earl L. and …

A Life: Janice S. Johnson, 1947-2014; 'The Tougher They Were, the Harder She Worked to Help Them'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Windsor — A consummate teacher, avid crafter and dedicated volunteer, Janice “Jan” Johnson was quick to share her gifts with others. For Johnson’s colleagues, friends, and relatives, a wedding or the birth of a baby meant a handmade …

Employee Owned

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Windsor — After 28 years of being a closely-held corporation, on Aug. 1, Harpoon Brewery will have new owners. Founding partner Rich Doyle is stepping down as CEO, and he and some other shareholders are selling their stock …

Priscilla (VanWagner) Micka

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Greenfield, Mass. — Priscilla (VanWagner) Micka, 82, of Greenfield died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility. Born on July 9, 1932 in Greenfield, she was the daughter of Herbert and Dorothy (Chamberlin) Van Wagner. She was a graduate of Greenfield High School. Priscilla married …

Forum, July 19: Hartford Schools; Happy to Work at the Co-op; Israel Protects Its People

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Don’t Delay Alzheimer’s Diagnosis To the Editor: The words dementia and Alzheimer’s often evoke fear. Fear often leads to denial. Denial often leads to delay in diagnosis and help. The Annie’s Mailbox published in the July 16 edition of the Valley News includes an excellent letter on the …

Earl L. Hussey, Jr.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Earl L. Hussey, Jr., 94, a resident of Newport, N.H. and formerly of Windsor, passed away Thursday evening, July 17, 2014, at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare Center in Hanover. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be …

Water Landing

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In a successful attempt to evade the humidity, Brandon Vanderveer, 13, of Windsor, flies off the diving board on Kennedy Pond in Windsor on Monday.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Long and Winding Controversy: Short Windsor Road Has Been Source of Access Questions for Years

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Windsor — In the back of the town lister’s office, in the depths of a black filing cabinet tucked into a corner, hides an ordinary manila folder. The folder is labeled “Pump Station Road” on the left and …