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10 years ago:
Tibetan monks Lobsang Tashi and Tenzin Thutop worked as a team to create a sand mandala at Deerfield Valley Elementary School.  After it was finished, the monks swept it away.
The town of Wilmington received notice that the assets of Haystack developer...
Interesting happenings in the property tax realm in the last two weeks.
First, there is a growing need for funding for state-placed students (students having to live in foster families) who are coming into the public school system with increased trauma and need - some of which is being...

Twenty-five years ago, Deerfield Valley Rescue was named Vermont’s top rescue squad.
10 years ago:
Vermont Rep. Peter Welch joined Texas Rep. Ted Poe in calling for a halt to the planned construction of a Wal-Mart near a portion of a Civil War battlefield in Virginia.  Wilderness Battlefield, according to Vermont historian Howard Coffin, was the site of...
“Two Lives” by Reeve Lindbergh, Voyage Books: Brigantine Media, 2018 This fine collection of fifteen essays reflects upon the double life of Reeve Lindbergh, the youngest child of Anne and Charles Lindbergh, whose 1927 solo flight from New York to Paris made him a national hero...

Health: Dario Lussardi
Most of us are aware of the need for exercise in order to remain in good health. Physical fitness has long been stressed to most people since before kindergarten. What is not always stressed is the importance of physical activity in order to remain fit mentally and emotionally.
As the cold...
10 years ago:
Dr. Robert Ruhl celebrated 30 years of dentistry in the Deerfield Valley.  Ruhl came to the area after graduating dental school in 1979 and bought a dental office from two dentists who were retiring.  His first dental office was in a 400-square-foot space. ...

Claudette Hollenbeck
Is the Deerfield Valley an age-friendly community? Well, I suppose it depends on which age you are referring to. In my opinion, we are not especially friendly to teenagers. There is very little here of an organized nature, outside of school hours, for teens. The old high school in its new...
10 years ago:
Deerfield Valley Representatives John Moran and Ann Manwaring voted to override Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of Vermont’s marriage equality bill.  Moran had been a co-sponsor of the bill in the house.  Manwaring spoke out against a last minute attempt to suspend...
READSBORO- The Readsboro Family Park will be getting a new playground this spring, and it’s all because of a volunteer effort spearheaded by a Whitingham nonprofit focused on healthy outdoor activities for children and families.
Kayla’s Playground and the Readsboro Lions Club are currently...
Right as Rain by Lindsey Stoddard Harper, 2019
Nearly a year ago, eleven-year old Rain Andrews lost her charismatic teenaged brother Guthrie in a car accident. What’s more, she somehow lost her joking, gardening father, who now spends his days in his closed room.  Her mother has...

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