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10 years ago:
Wilmington officials took their plan for a public park on the site of the former bank building to the town’s development review board.  Wilmington Beautification Committee Chair Lee Schindel described the tiny park as a place for people to gather, sit, relax...

Claudette Hollenbeck
I have been reading a book called “Suggestible You” by Erik Vance, a National Geographic publication, the aim of which is to delve into the murky world of placebos. The book explores how our expectations especially, but our beliefs as well, can shape our bodily responses to pain, disease, and...
“Rescue” by Jessie Haas, Boyds Mill Press, 2018
Twelve-year-old Joni lives on a Vermont sheep farm. It’s a wonderful life. She has a pretty (and willful) pony, Archie, she has parents who trust her to be free and responsible, she has kittens to civilize. But her two best...
Here in the Northeast, we love the sun (when it finally comes out). While soaking up the rays and warm temperatures can feel great, there is a common tendency to overdo it. If you have ever lost track of time and gotten a sunburn or felt dizzy when getting up from your beach chair, you know it’s...
10 years ago:
Wilmington Selectboard members approved a final design concept for a small public park to be built on the site of the former Vermont National Bank building at the corner of Route 9 and South Main Street.  An earlier design included a flat pergola over the...
The eventful 2018 session has come to an end and part one of my final review of the session follows.  Over the summer and fall you can expect to hear more from me on updates to the state’s Act 46 plan, telecommunications and CoverageCo, and the scheduling of a public forum on health care. Part...

“Golden Rule” the iconic Norman Rockwell mosaic set the stage for the West Dover Congregational Church’s event. Rockwell illustrated a group of people of different religions, races, and ethnicity who served as the backdrop for the inscription “Do unto other as you would have them do unto you.”
DOVER - The worship service at the West Dover Congregational Church United Church of Christ will take on a new form on Sunday, July 29. The sermon that Sunday will be experiential — a musical and artistic endeavor led by Chris Bakriges, who has drawn his inspiration for the sermon from “Golden...
10 years ago:
The state of Vermont gave shoppers a tax-free weekend on purchases up to $2,000.  The tax holiday applied not only to items purchased in Vermont, but also goods purchased from out-of-state retailers.  The tax holiday was introduced by Gov. Jim Douglas as part...
“Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words” by Kimberly Harrington Harper Perennial, 2018 Amateur Hour’s subtitle implies that it’s a collection of profane essays on the sacred topic of motherhood, a description that’s more witty than accurate. True...
The group of (relatively) peppy seniors who comprise the Aging in Place committee are all volunteers. We are, I suspect, a little bored in retirement and looking for something to do that has purpose and meaning. We were all “working women” (and, of course, men) and are a bit restless now. None of...

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