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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...
10 years ago:
Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce officials were aghast when local resident Cathy Kaufman registered the name of the chamber’s “Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival” with the secretary of state’s office, claimed ownership of the event, and demanded the...

Campers from Jerusalem Peacebuilders enjoy canoeing on the West River near Brattleboro. St. Mary’s Church is offering a free scholarship to a valley youth to attend the camp.
DEERFIELD VALLEY-  St. Mary’s in the Mountain Episcopal Church in Wilmington is offering local youths the opportunity to attend two different summer camps for no charge. But families will have to hurry if they want to take advantage of the offer, as the deadline to apply is May 15.
Church...
Student request for artist to decorate wall approved by school board DOVER - At the Dover School Board’s meeting on Monday, the board granted permission for a wall of the school to be decorated in a mural by graffiti artist Jason Naylor.
The request came from sixth-...
We did a couple of pretty amazing things in the Senate this past week. One was passing a constitutional amendment that would protect reproductive rights. I am not going to write much on that right now. But I do want to write about another bill that we passed - S.111. It concerns the burn pits...
“Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them” By Christy Mihaly, Illustrated by Joe Cepeda  
Holiday House, 2018
Christy Mihaly and Joe Cepeda have combined noteworthy talents in a picture book about haying, aimed at preschoolers, but with charm that also appeals...
10 years ago:
According to the Deerfield Valley Snooze, Wilmington’s controversial pergola was to be replaced by a design more typical of rural Vermont’s rich cultural heritage, including the rusting hulk of a 1936 GMC pickup, chokecherry trees, and a sculpture made with...

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