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Life beyond the script and bedroom door
“The Great American Whatever” by Tim Federle 2016 - Simon and Schuster Quinn Roberts has been a hermit for the entire six months that have passed since his sister Annabeth, who directed and filmed ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free lecture series will help empower participants
Our ever industrious, energizer bunny town nurse, Jennifer Fitzgerald, has put together a free lecture series mainly, though not exclusively, for seniors, (this on top of working two jobs). The ser...
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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But, oh, how the time flies
How did it get to be July so soon?  Where did April, May, and June go ?  Has time sped up? Suddenly the weather is hot and humid.  Suddenly there are things that need to be done to get ready for Se...
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aquatic exotics: be safe on the water, not sorry
Ding, ding, ding, ding: the start bell for river season rang and the Connecticut River Watershed Council asks all river users to protect the Connecticut River and its tributaries from exotic plants...
Jul 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plant hunting in opium-war China
“The Forbidden Orchid” by Sharon Biggs Waller Elodie Buchanan is the eldest of 10 sisters, each named for flowers. She has lived in a mid-Victorian Kentish village for all her 17 years, taking care...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Week in History
10 years ago: Three local contractors inspected the Twin Valley High School building in Wilmington and declared the building to be in sound condition. Their opinion contradicted that of engineers f...
Jul 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dix name goes back to 1886 “History of Whitingham” book
by Linda Donoghue
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITINGHAM- The Dix family name has deep roots, not only in Whitingham, but also throughout the Deerfield Valley and beyond. In a country as young as the United States, roots become somewhat easier...
Working on ways to be an age-friendly community
by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
Jun 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The Aging in Place Committee, of which I am a member, has been working for several years now on information sharing and programs aimed at seniors. As everyone knows, our valley population is quite ...
Coming out, coming of age
by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
“Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, Balzer and Bray, 2015 Simon Spier is involved in an anonymous email correspondence with a guy code-named Blue. The two go to the same Atlant...
This Week in History
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
10 years ago: The state approved Readsboro as a designated village. Readsboro planning and selectboard officials, as well as the Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment Committee, sought the state recogni...
Old newspaper offers insight into what life in town was like 140 years ago
by Rolf Parker
Jun 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
Note- This article is another installment in a series looking at the history of the town of Whitingham. The town will be celebrating Old Home Week, August 11 to 14. WHITINGHAM- In a corner of the W...
This week in history
Jun 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
10 years ago: The town of Wilmington and residents of Shearer Hill Road reached an agreement on paving the road. The agreement ended a contentious debate that had lasted more than a year. Many resi...