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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...
10 years ago:
Honora Winery owner Patty Farrington announced her plan for The Vermont Kitchen, a major culinary center to be located in the former Martin Brown horse barn at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 100 in Wilmington.  Farrington called the center an “...
DOVER - Walt Bansley, the owner of Snow Republic Brewery, says he meant to do a “soft opening,” a term used in the restaurant industry to indicate that the doors have opened with little fanfare or announcement. It’s a way for staff to stretch their collective legs without too much scrutiny....

Nancy Baker works with students in her classroom at The Dover School.
DOVER - Elementary school classrooms have some sights that are easily recognized. Letters, numbers, primary colors, pint-sized tables and chairs. They’re common across schools, across communities. They tell us we’re in a world built around our smallest community members.
Look closely...
10 years ago:
More than 50 valley residents attended a Saturday morning meeting about the valley’s economic future.  Economic development consultant John Mullin delivered a grim report on the state of the valley’s economy, but he said there were a number of opportunities...

One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
“The Wizard of Odd: A Vermont Tale of Community Devotion” by Gary K. Meffe
Green Place Books, 2019
Kate Odderton Langford has just inherited the Odderton Country Store from the grandfather who raised her. The store has been the focal point of its Northeast Kingdom...

Brattleboro’s infamous “malfunction junction” could get a makeover as part of a new expansion of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. The new building, center, will allow the museum to expand its offerings and provide housing to the town.
BRATTLEBORO - Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and M&S Development announced Tuesday that it will embark on a $30 million project that will transform the “malfunction junction” portion of Brattleboro’s downtown. The project will involve construction of a 55,000-square-foot building at the...
10 years ago:
According to a Tri-town Economic Development Committee survey, despite valley towns’ reputation as “rich ski towns,” the numbers suggested that valley residents were at a significant economic disadvantage.  According to the report, the valley had high...

To Your Health: Jill Robart
November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  It is important to know about diabetes, its symptoms, and possible complications, as 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, or 9.4% of the population. One in four Americans does not even know they have it.  Diabetes affects more than 55,000 Vermonters. The...

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