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“Soon The Light Will Be Perfect” by Dave Patterson
Hanover Square Press, 2019

It’s 1991, the summer of the Gulf War.  The book’s 12-year-old un-named narrator sits in a Vermont woods, smoking forbidden cigarettes and trying to figure out how the just God in whom his...
10 years ago:
There was a rash of catamount sightings in the area, including two in the area between Old Ark Road and Look Road.  In both encounters, witnesses thought they might have seen a bobcat or lynx, but their descriptions didn’t match either of those wildcats – the...

Twin Valley students had a surprise visit from former exchange students Iker Rodriguez and Luis Guerra at the Valencia train station. Front, kneeling (l-r) Luis Guerra, Iker Rodriguez. Middle row (l-r) Ally Taylor, Jarrett Niles, Sadie Boyd, Morgen Janovsky, Maria Page. Back row (l-r) Kara Bird, Jayden Crawford, Jack McHale, Eric Bolognani, Izaak Park, Colin McHale, Owen Grinold, Lucas Messing, Casey Sibilia, Aaron Soskin, Tiffany Speigel, Kylie Reed.
WHITINGHAM- In early April, 17 Twin Valley High School students and their three chaperones embarked on a 17-day adventure to Spain. 
During their time in Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, the students visited a wide variety of museums, markets, churches and cathedrals, gardens, recreational...
10 years ago:
A Whitingham man discovered an ancient structure on his land that he theorized might be Native American in origin, and could be a sacred site.  The unique structure included a pyramid-shaped stone mound surrounded by an earthen berm.  Through one of the berm...
WILMINGTON- A free series of Thursday lectures and workshops is sponsored by the Aging in Place Initiative but is definitely not  limited to seniors.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the downstairs recreation room at St. Mary’s in the Mountain on East Main Street in Wilmington from 3...

Readsboro’s historic Bullock Building.
READSBORO - This week, Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment Inc., a 501(c)(3), is in the process of transforming the Bullock Building into a Hawaiian beach for a sold-out Hawaiian-themed dinner happening in the building this weekend.
Pillars have become palm trees and a dinner menu in the...
“Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019 Katherine Arden, the author of “The Bear and the Nightingale” and its two sequels, now offers middle schoolers a Vermont ghost/horror story. At its center is Ollie (Olivia) Adler, a sixth-grader who has shut down completely...
10 years ago:
After Searsburg completed its first appraisal in a decade, local officials were flabbergasted to learn that value of the grand list had nearly doubled.  One homeowner complained that his house, valued at $73,000 in 1999, was now valued at $153,700, an...
10 years ago:
The state told the town of Wilmington that their Bank Park was in violation of ADA regulations after a local resident complained that the park had been built without a state permit.  However, according to Wilmington Town Manager Bob Rusten, the state had...
“Time flies when you are having fun.” Oh yeah? Well, why is it flying when I am not noticeably having much fun, just aching and aging? It is July now and just yesterday it was January, iced in and miserable. What happened to February through June? I am familiar with that old saying, “It is always...

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