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Comedic storyteller Susanne Schmidt of Burlington spoke at Bookstock 2015 in Woodstock on Saturday morning. During her talk she told attendees a childhood story about a family camping adventure with her Dad and uncle and then gave some tips on effectively connecting with an audience when telling a story. (Photo by Ben DeFlorio)

Storyteller Uses Family Tale to Teach Her Craft

Monday, July 27, 2015

Woodstock — Growing up in the 1970s, Susanne Schmidt’s family and close friends went camping on a peninsula on Long Island Sound for two weeks every summer. “It was like Lord of the Flies meets Swiss Family Robinson, ” Schmidt said, during a storytelling workshop at the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock on Sunday. “There were no rules. Not …

At the Hospitals: July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

VA Medical Center Surgeons Receive Career Development Awards White River Junction — Two surgeons from the VA Outcomes Group, based at White River Junction VA Medical Center, have received Veterans Administration New England Career Development Awards. “In addition to the honor bestowed by these highly competitive regional grants, the awards provide critical salary support that allows promising junior investigators to jumpstart productive careers …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University …

Anne Carolyn Wollman

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Anne Carolyn Wollman died at the age of 82 on Friday, June 5, 2015. She was a prominent and discriminating collector of art works including ceramics, prints, and paintings; and was known for her impeccable taste in the clothing and jewelry she wore. The Vermont …

Volunteers Sought For Seasonal Choir

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Woodstock — Congregation Shir Shalom is seeking volunteers for this year’s High Holy Day choir. The chorus will perform during Rosh Hashana, on the evening of Sept. 13 and morning of Sept. 14; and during Yom Kippur, in the evening on Sept 21. and Sept 22. It is …

Park Service Promotes Saint-Gaudens Leader

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rick Kendall has been named superintendent of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and the National Park Service Stewardship Institute, both in Woodstock, and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. He succeeds Michael Creasey, who became superintendent at the National …

For H.S. Trail Corps, Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lebanon — In anticipation of its 100th anniversary next year and to encourage the use of natural areas, the National Park Service has introduced a campaign called “Find Your Park.” Thanks in part to an NPS grant, for …

The Long Wait Ends: Wasps Go to Top of the Heap

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse coach Amanda Soule knew from her team’s first scrimmage this spring that Wasps were something special. She couldn’t predict that the squad would eventually capture the Vermont Division II title, of …

Free Screenings Have Become an Upper Valley Rite of Summer

Friday, July 10, 2015

Summertime, and the viewing is … free? Well, not for the blockbusters, of course. But if you’ve already seen — or want to avoid — the likes of Jurassic World and Inside Out and the Terminator reboot and …

Ann Jean Thomas

Friday, July 10, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Ann Jean Thomas, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 7, 2015, at the age of 88. Ann was born in London, England on Nov. 11, 1926, to Arthur and Rona Davis. She grew up in London and attended Lady Margaret …

Woodstock Solar Plan Withdrawn

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Woodstock — A brewing battle between a developer and the town of Woodstock was unexpectedly averted last week, when the developer apparently scrapped a proposal to erect a series of solar panels on a 15-acre pasture next to the Taftsville Cemetery. Tom Garden, owner of the Massachusetts-based firm …

Vermont’s Energy Future Is Focus of Regional Forums

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Woodstock — A series of regional public forums about Vermont’s energy future will begin on July 9 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Billings Farm and Museum. Vermonters are invited to share their thoughts about how the state can meet its energy goals and needs in the coming years, the …

Pomfret Native Disappears in Fla.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Pomfret — The United States Coast Guard last weekend called off the search for U.S. Olympic sailor Trevor Moore, a Pomfret native who disappeared late last month off the coast of Florida. On the evening of June 25, …