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“Into The Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain” by Tod Olson.  Scholastic Focus, 2020
“Into the Clouds” chronicles an iconic mountaineering expedition: Charlie Houston’s 1953 team’s attempt to be the first to reach the top of the Himalayan peak K2...
Old Home Week organizers gearing up for celebration
WILMINGTON - Nicki Steel, the chair of the Wilmington Old Home Week Committee, says some festivity is in order. 
“We need a party,” she says. “The last 10 years have not been easy. It’s time to celebrate.” 
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10 years ago:
At a meeting in Dover, valley residents sounded off about poor access to health care, and expressed dissatisfaction with the way the national health care reform process transpired in Washington.  Several local residents told personal stories of their...
The West Will Swallow You: Essays by Leath Tonino
Trinity University Press, 2019

“The West Will Swallow You” is Leath Tonino’s second collection of essays concerning his self-described “aimless appreciative wandering” around America’s back country.  The first...

Pastor Jeremy Kirk
In his first speech to Congress in 1996, the late congressman from Maryland, Elijah Cummings stated, “Our world would be a much better world if we would only concentrate on what we have in common instead of concentrating on our differences.  It’s easy to find differences.  We need to take more...

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...

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