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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 …

Martin L. Miller, Sr.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Martin L. Miller, Sr., 73, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Elm Wood Center after a short illness. He was born June 12, 1941, in Waterville, Vt., son of Leroy P. Miller Sr. and Dora M. Farnham. Mr. Miller was an active member of the …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Todd Bennett Quinlan

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Paltz, N.Y. — With great sadness, we mourn the passing of Todd Bennett Quinlan, age 61, on Friday, July 4, 2014. Todd died at his home in New Paltz. Born on June 10, 1953, in Windsor, Vt., he was the son of the late Ralph L. and …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

Reflecting on Independence

Saturday, July 5, 2014

West Lebanon — About halfway through a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, America’s wars wound down in Afghanistan and tensions rose in Iraq, and the Supreme Court extended religious rights to privately held businesses, the Valley News …

Yaunita L. Burnham

Friday, July 4, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Yaunita L. Burnham, 63, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 25, 2014, at her home in Windsor. She was born Aug. 28, 1950, in Randolph, Vt. the daughter of Orlo P. and Effie (Spencer) Kribstock. She received her schooling in Hartford, …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

FEMA, Engineers Seek Compromise on Windsor’s Brook Road

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Windsor — The saga of Brook Road, which was severely damaged in Tropical Storm Irene almost three years ago and remains impassable in parts, could see a final resolution on federal funding for repairs within the next few months. Town Manager Tom Marsh said Monday he the town …

A Life: Ashley Wyatt Gravelle, 1970 — 2014, "She Never Stopped Moving"

Monday, June 30, 2014

West Windsor — The annual West Windsor Forest 5 & Dime trail race normally draws a little under 200 participants. But o nce word got out that this year’s event would double as a barbecue to celebrate the …

Volunteer Readers, Drivers for Blind Needed

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Windsor — The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is seeking volunteer readers and drivers to help blind Vermonters with day-to-day activities. Clients of VABVI often cannot see well enough to read printed materials, even with the use of magnification, the nonprofit said in a recent …