This Week’s Headlines: October 20, 2011

October 19, 2011

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Cherished Quilt Returns

Jill Johnsson, owner of Woodstock’s Wasp’s Snack Bar, got a pleasant surprise recently when a treasured item was unexpectedly recovered from the banks of the Ottauquechee where it ended up after Irene’s wrath weeks ago. Dana Asbury spied a swath of color hanging from a tree about a mile and a half from Johnsson’s house, and upon further inspection, discovered what turned out to be a quilt made by Johnsson’s grandmother about 25 years ago. Johnsson, whose home was destroyed from floodwaters, says she lost many items in the flood, but this one – a gift from her grandmother that includes pieces of Johnsson’s childhood dresses – was one of the more sorely missed, as it was irreplaceable. She says it’s one of her most cherished possessions.
That the quilt stayed in one piece is remarkable, considering the rock-filled route it took on that night. Even more remarkable is that Asbury took time to have it cleaned and returned it to a grateful Johnsson. Her grandmother, she says, made three of these colorful quilts – one for Johnsson, one for her sister and one for her mother. Here, Jill Johnsson stands with Don Sawyer.

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Appeals Denied In Grange Hill Case

Reading Elementary Eyes Closing
by Laura Power, Special To The Standard

Official Projections For Golf Course Grim
by Eric Francis, Standard Correspondent

Town Still Totaling Flood Damages Costs
by Eric Francis, Standard Correspondent

Pumpkins Smashed Mailboxes Tipped On Hartland Hill Road
Woodstock Police Log, From Chief Robbie Blish

Movie ‘Ghost Story’ Still Haunts Woodstock After All These Years
(Screening to be held on October 29, part of Spooky Woodstock)
by Jon Estey

Coyotes May Have Kept Bears At Bay In Broad Brook Until Recently

by Sara Tuthill, Broad Brook News

Participants Can Register Now For Annual Turkey Trot Race
by Nancy Davis, Woodstock Village

Why You Probably Won’t Ever Hear My Song
by Chuck Gundersen, You Never Can Tell

Town Estimates $175K To Rebuild Bowers Bridge
by Risa Mornis, Special To The Standard

Chippers To Restore Vail Field
by Audrey Richardson, Special To The Standard

Click here to read the full obituaries on the following local community members.

Mary Harris
Elthel Ursprung

Photo Galleries

Pomfret School Water Testing
Killington Hay Festival
Barnard Helping Hands – Firewood Fest
Brownsville Bounces Back – Pig Roast
Beauty After The Flood – Foliage
W. Windsor Historical Society Dinner


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