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Remembering the First World War at Norwich University

Remembering the First World War at Norwich University

By Nat Frothingham As part of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I (November 11, 1918)—Norwich University convened a faculty discussion panel on November 9 to reflect on the meaning and significance of the First World War. Often called “the forgotten war,” the four-year conflict, from July 28, 1914, to November […]

Five Local Dance Classes to Shake the Winter Away

Five Local Dance Classes to Shake the Winter Away

By Sarah Davin Before I could write, I danced. As a small girl, my parents signed me up for ballet lessons and bought me tiny ballet shoes with one goal in mind for my teacher: “Teach her how to skip.” This led to many new discoveries and character-building moments during the subsequent 10 years. I […]

Waxing Up for Nordic Skiing in Central Vermont

Waxing Up for Nordic Skiing in Central Vermont

By Greg Gerdel The recent and unexpected closing of the cross-country trail system at the Morse Farm has been met with disappointment—and understanding—among the many Nordic skiers in Central Vermont, and especially in the Montpelier area. Despite the loss, there are still many great options in the Central Vermont region, where freshly waxed skis can […]

Central Vermont Council on Aging Cancels Holiday Dinner

It is with a heavy heart that Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) is canceling its Holiday Dinner and Gifts event this year. This was not an easy decision for CVCOA. The Holiday Dinner has grown to more than 300 older Central Vermonters who received meals last year. It has become challenging to find a […]

New Human Animal Interaction Studies Concentration at Goddard

The Goddard College Psychology Program has announced a new concentration in Human Animal Interaction Studies. Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) have grown exponentially in popularity in recent years. Animal-assisted therapists work as professionals and volunteers in a variety of settings, treating issues such as relationship conflict, depression, and trauma, with children, adults, and […]

Me2/Orchestra Raises Money for Suicide Prevention

Washington County Mental Health hosted the Me2/Orchestra at the Barre Opera House on Sunday, November 11, raising approximately $2,000 for its Zero Suicide initiative, which aims to improve the agency’s ability to offer support to individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. The orchestra is the world’s only classical music organization for individuals with mental […]

Kenney named Chief Financial Officer at Central Vermont Medical Center

Stephen F. Kenney, MBA, CPA, was named chief financial officer for Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) after an extensive nationwide search, president and chief operating officer Anna T. Noonan announced November 9. Kenney, a native of Maine, returns to New England and brings to CVMC more than 25 years experience in health care, finance, and […]

Minter to Lead Capstone Community Action

Capstone Community Action has hired Sue Minter as executive director to lead the organization’s work of empowering families to rise out of poverty and advocating for economic justice in Vermont. Minter, most recently the president and CEO of Special Olympics Vermont, brings a depth of experience in organizational leadership, community and economic development, professional planning, […]

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Incumbents Thrive on Quiet Elections

By Tom Brown Whether it’s the lack of compelling races on the statewide ballot or Trump burnout, this year’s midterm election in Vermont seems to lack the energy one might expect, given the tumultuous national political atmosphere. That doesn’t mean turnout will be low, especially in Montpelier,  where two major bond issues and two proposed […]