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Jaymes Sanchez encourages campers to use more space during warm ups at a meeting of the Youth Shakespeare Project at the Howe Library in Hanover, N.H. on July 14, 2014.  The project, which meets four days a week, is a theater camp for students from 11-17 of all backgrounds and is free to attend.  Sanchez and Laura Neill founded the camp in 2012 while undergrads at Dartmouth.  This is the second year of the camp. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

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 emphasis on its female characters. The outdoor …

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. He is employed as a senior trust agent at Etsy, in Brooklyn, N.Y. The bride …

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 Community Food Shelf. “We thought we’d demonstrate to the community that we didn’t forget,” the …

Woodstock Hopes the Real Wasps Will Stand Up

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High school baseball team’s stretch run flashed past this week, with four games crammed into three days, including Friday’s 6-4 loss to visiting Windsor. The Wasps split that quartet of contests and finished …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Woodstock Baseball Dealt 2nd Straight Loss

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Westminster, Vt. — After winning its first 10 games, Woodstock hit a bump in the road — make that two bumps — as the Wasps lost for the second time this week, 12-4, at Hadley Field in Bellows Falls on Wednesday. When the Wasps were on their win …

Letter: Why Vaccinations Are Failing in Pakistan

Monday, May 19, 2014

To the Editor: The Washington Post editorial, “The Scourge of Polio” (May 12), mentions that Pakistan is “off track” in combating the disease. It also mentions that polio vaccination workers have been attacked but fails to mention what might be the key reason. In 2011, the CIA used …

Honoring the Choice to Serve

Monday, May 19, 2014

White River Jct. — American flags flapping in the warm May breeze greeted 14 high school seniors and their families as they drove up Veterans Drive to the VA Medical Center, where they were honored on Sunday afternoon …

Woodstock Project Adds Trees, Removes Invasives

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Woodstock — A recently completed river restoration project at Billings Farm in Woodstock included the planting of 1,300 native trees and shrubs along the Ottauquechee River. A grant from Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources to the Connecticut River Watershed Council supported the replanting, designed to replace vegetation destroyed …

Letter: Where Vermont Stands on Background Checks

Friday, May 16, 2014

To the Editor: In Montpelier last week, Gun Sense Vermont introduced its agenda for the 2015 Vermont legislative session with some extraordinary polling numbers. Gun Sense Vermont President Ann Braden launched a campaign to pass a bill in the next session to require criminal background checks for all …

Letter: Good Service at the VA

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

To the Editor: I, too, am very impressed with the great service provided by the people who work at the the VA hospital in White River Junction (letter, May 8). I have been there too many times but am always treated with much respect and good service. Many …

Woodstock Senior Plays Two for the Price of One

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Woodstock — A frustrated Annie Arthur usually means good things for Woodstock High girls lacrosse coach Hannah Nichols. A frustrated Arthur usually translates into a competitive and motivated Arthur, resembling the one who pumped in four goals and …

Kathryn “Kitty” Eaton

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Kathryn “Kitty” Eaton died peacefully Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. with her son and daughter by her side. She was born in Woodstock on Oct. 20, 1921, the daughter of Dr. Walter and Margaret (Eulas) Pulsifer. Kitty attended …