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Richard Linnehan, right, works with trainer Doug Lehman on an apparatus that helps the disabled learn to ski. R. Capitani
WILMINGTON — On Saturday, December 14, after spending the day with Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow, NASA Astronaut Dr. Richard Linnehan gave a public presentation about his work as an astronaut and how facing challenges and adversity has played into his career. 
“(Adaptive Sports) is a good...
10 years ago:
Windham Superior Court issued an injunction allowing Mount Snow full access to snowmaking water from Haystack’s Mirror Lake.  The injunction was just the latest in a battle between Mount Snow and the Haystack Club, a private ski club and resort that preceded...
WILMINGTON - For Janet Boyd and her so-called elves, there’s a singular phrase that denotes the season between just before Thanksgiving and just after Christmas.
“It smells so good in here.”
The line is delivered with a deep inhale and, by Boyd’s account, sometimes even tears. It’s...
15 years ago:
Mount Snow celebrated its 50th anniversary.  On December 12, 1954, Mount Snow founder Walt Schoenknecht greeted skiers at the bottom of the mountain after they completed an inaugural run.  Fifty years later, Mount Snow officials celebrated with a series of...
“Marley” by Jon Clinch 
Atria Books, 2019

Ebenezer Scrooge, of Scrooge and Marley, has been an icon of anti-Christmas sentiment ever since 1843, when the first edition of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” sold out on Christmas Eve. But what of Marley? His ghost drags a...
10 years ago:
Honora Winery owner Patty Farrington announced her plan for The Vermont Kitchen, a major culinary center to be located in the former Martin Brown horse barn at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 100 in Wilmington.  Farrington called the center an “...
DOVER - Walt Bansley, the owner of Snow Republic Brewery, says he meant to do a “soft opening,” a term used in the restaurant industry to indicate that the doors have opened with little fanfare or announcement. It’s a way for staff to stretch their collective legs without too much scrutiny....

Nancy Baker works with students in her classroom at The Dover School.
DOVER - Elementary school classrooms have some sights that are easily recognized. Letters, numbers, primary colors, pint-sized tables and chairs. They’re common across schools, across communities. They tell us we’re in a world built around our smallest community members.
Look closely...
10 years ago:
More than 50 valley residents attended a Saturday morning meeting about the valley’s economic future.  Economic development consultant John Mullin delivered a grim report on the state of the valley’s economy, but he said there were a number of opportunities...

One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
“The Wizard of Odd: A Vermont Tale of Community Devotion” by Gary K. Meffe
Green Place Books, 2019
Kate Odderton Langford has just inherited the Odderton Country Store from the grandfather who raised her. The store has been the focal point of its Northeast Kingdom...

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