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Author John Elder, far left, leads a writing workshop at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vt., on July 25, 2014, as part of the weekend Boostock event. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

The Nature Of Writing

Monday, July 28, 2014

Woodstock — Former Middlebury College English and Environmental Studies Professor John Elder encouraged students to see the outdoors in a new way through a workshop at the Forest Center at Marsh-Billings-Rochefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock on Friday afternoon as one part of a weekend-long annual event known as Bookstock. A group of 18 adults seated at wooden tables arranged …

Forum, July 25: Enough About the Co-op; More About the Co-op; Hartford Track Vote; The Hole Story on Interchange Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Co-op, in Two Words To the Editor: Enough already. Edmund Coffin Strafford Those With a Vested Interest To the Editor: At Wednesday’s board meeting of the Hanover Co-op, 14 people spoke in favor of the management. Of the 14 who supported them, seven had a vested economic interest. They were vendors, merchandisers and store employees who in some form or another receive …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe ran through the scenes of Juliet and Her Romeo , the familiar tale with particular …

Wedding: Stoddard — Martin

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Woodstock — Karen Martin and Tyler Stoddard were married on the Summer Solstice, on June 21, 2014, on top of Camels Hump Mountain in Duxbury, Vt. The groom is the son of Peter and Gretchen Stoddard, of Woodstock. …

Summer Fun for a Good Cause

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Woodstock — Although residents will have to wait until 2015 for the St. James Episcopal Church’s 90th community fair, the house of worship on Saturday hosted a barbecue on its lawn anyway, donating the proceeds to the Woodstock …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Vermont Sets Lower and Consistent Speed Limit Along Route 4

Friday, July 18, 2014

Woodstock — The state of Vermont is reducing speed limits along Route 4 between Bridgewater and Hartford to smooth out changes in speed and give drivers more time to react in emergencies along a state highway where five …

Kathryn Dimick Wendling

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Kathryn Dimick Wendling, 81, passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Born in Burlington, Vt., Aug. 23, 1932, the oldest of six children of Howard & Marion (Dike) Dimick. She grew up in Richmond, Vt. and graduated from …

Deanna Johnson

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Reading, Vt. — Deanna Johnson (Kurgan), 65 of Reading, formerly of Sterling, Mass. passed away surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her home in Vermont. Deanna had many interests but none more passionate than her love of horses. While living in Massachusetts, De bought …

Edward Norris III

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Edward Norris III, affectionately known by family, friends and caregivers as “Lar”, died peacefully at his home at Mertens House on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Lar’s love of his family was as apparent as his love of good stories, classical jazz, and good jokes. His …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

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, …

The Road Warriors Return: Avellino, Tracy Make Travel Work

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White River Junction — Dougie Avellino and Troy Tracy spend nearly as much time commuting to Bellows Falls as they do playing for the American Legion Post 37 baseball team. Their participation is worth every mile. Avellino, of …