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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 …

No Translation Necessary on the Court; International Players Impress Vt. High School Basketball Stars

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Woodstock — Basketball in summer? Why not? Especially when it’s this good. The Vermont Twin States team welcomes as much tough competition as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming all-star game against New Hampshire, and …

Sallie Kenefick Otto

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Sallie Kenefick Otto died peacefully at Woodstock Terrace on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was 92. Mrs. Otto was born in Buffalo, and lived there for most of her life. Both her grandfathers and father were prominent Buffalo lawyers; her paternal grandfather, Daniel J. Kenefick, …

Items, Cash Stolen During Break-Ins at Woodstock Businesses

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Woodstock — Police are searching for the individuals who stole money, jewelry and handcrafted pocket knives from neighboring Central Street businesses on Sunday morning. Woodstock Police Cpl. Jim Otranto said an unknown number of people broke into Mountain Creamery, a farm-to-table restaurant, and Unicorn, a shop that sells …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

People in Business: June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lake Sunapee Bank has announced the following officer appointments: William J. McIver, of Warner, N.H., has been promoted to senior executive vice president. McIver has been with the Bank since 1999 and has served as chief operating officer …

On Target: Wasps Sting Their Way to First Title in 18 Years

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — “Bring The Sting” read the banner hanging in front of the Woodstock High cheering section at Castleton State’s Spartan Stadium for Monday’s Vermont Division II girls lacrosse final. Consider it brought after the Wasps’ 8-7 …

James E. Paul

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cupertino, Calf. — On Saturday, June 20, 2015, there will be a gathering at the Woodstock Fire Department from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate the life of James E. Paul, former long-time fire chief, selectman, state representative and business man who died on Feb. 16. All …

A Class of Champions in Woodstock

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Woodstock — Music, humor and short, entertaining speeches Friday closed out the high school years for the 2015 “class of joy” at Woodstock Union High School. The evening had the feel of a town social gathering with more …

Gordon Vail Brooks

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Smyrna Beach, Fla. — Gordon Vail Brooks, 97, of New Smyrna Beach, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. He was born in Irvington, N.Y. on May 9, 1917, and grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. and Woodstock, Vt. He attended Yale University, class of ’41, for 3 years, …

Woodstock Slips Past Chelsea in Semis

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Woodstock — There’s nothing complicated about the way the Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse team has gotten it done this season. “Our mantra has been to play our game,” Wasps coach Amanda Soule said after her second-seeded team edged No. 6 Chelsea, 14-13, on Wednesday to reach the …