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Bridgewater Select Board agrees to lease school building

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New Pentangle film

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Freelance Family Singers: sign up now!

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White peace flags placed in Woodstock

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Helicopter golf ball drop: join the excitement!

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En Plein air painting festival begins 9/29

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Northeast farmers receive $50m payout

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Seniors & students celebrate WWI with Poppy Project

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"Stars within Reach" Pentangle children's play 9/28

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Celebrate apples & pumpkins Sept. 29-30

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News

Bridgewater Select Board agrees to lease school building

BRIDGEWATER – After months of negotiations and by a margin of 2-1, the Bridgewater Select Board has agreed to lease the former Bridgewater Village School building to the newly named Bridgewater Area Community Foundation, Inc. See our Sept. 27 print or e-edition for more details.

Freelance Family Singers: sign up now!

The Freelance Family Singers, Woodstock’s Community Chorus, directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, began rehearsals for the holiday concerts on Tuesday, September 18 (7 to 9 pm) in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock on Elm Street. There is a participation fee of $15, with scholarships available. If you enjoy singing, you are invited to join. There are no auditions. The concerts are December 1 and 2. For more information, call Ellen at 802-457-3980.

 

White peace flags placed in Woodstock

More than 2,535 flags were placed in Woodstock on the triangle across from the Town Hall on Friday morning, each one representing the life of a young person (0-17) who was killed or injured by gun violence in 2018. Students from Youth for Gun Sense Vermont will continue to place these flags throughout the state in advance of the November general election. See our story in the Sept. 27 print or e-edition …

Northeast farmers receive $50m payout

Northeast dairy farmers received their cut of a $50 million payout earlier this summer as the result of a class action lawsuit initially filed in 2009.  Listen to some of our local farmers address the settlement and its impact on their business in our Sept. 27th print or e-edition.

Seniors & students celebrate WWI with Poppy Project

The Poppy Project, now in its 4th year at the Thompson Senior Center, was inspired by the massive public art installation of ceramic poppies, Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red, constructed around the Tower of London commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI in 2014.  Thompson senior center friend, Diana Hayes, received one of the London poppies as a gift and brought it to the center. It wasn’t long before ArtisTree Ceramics Director, Fiona Davis, created a template for a large poppy and a smaller lapel sized poppy. For more details on the ongoing project, see our Sept. 28 print or e-edition.

Update: Quechee Gorge fencework

Work is slated to begin at the Quechee Gorge on Monday, October 1st to install a temporary 9-foot high fence with a curbed top as a measure to prevent suicides, according to the Vermont Agency of Transportation. For all the details, see our Sept. 20th print or e-edition.

Sports

Runners! Lucy Mac 5K9 race

Runners and walkers, with or without dogs, will be treated to a scenic Vermont adventure at the Lucy Mac 5K9 on the Ascutney Trails in Brownsville, VT on Sunday, October 7! Race along handcrafted trails located on the western base of Ascutney Mountain, all in support of Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society!

— The 5K trail will lead participants across fields, over streams and through the woods before they finish winding down the ski slopes of Ascutney Mountain. Fall foliage will be underway and the views from the course are sure to be spectacular!

— For those not quite up to the full 5K trail run, we’re also offering a 1-mile course for people of all ages. This course is a combination of mostly grass and dirt paths.

The first 50 to pre-register will receive a free race day t-shirt!

To register online and for more info, visit http://www.lucymac.org/?post_type=dd_events&p=5744

Once you’ve registered, start fundraising! To create your own fundraising page, go to www.crowdrise.com/lucy-mac-5K9. Select either “Create Your Own Team” or “Join a Team” if you’re a member of an existing team. Within minutes, you can create a very useful fundraising page or join a team.

The highest earner will be awarded at the race!

 

Features

Freelance Family Singers: sign up now!

The Freelance Family Singers, Woodstock’s Community Chorus, directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, began rehearsals for the holiday concerts on Tuesday, September 18 (7 to 9 pm) in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock on Elm Street. There is a participation fee of $15, with scholarships available. If you enjoy singing, you are invited to join. There are no auditions. The concerts are December 1 and 2. For more information, call Ellen at 802-457-3980.

 

Chicken Pie! Prosper supper 9/27

ANNUAL PROSPER CHICKEN PIE SUPPER
 
         Prosper Community House, 3 miles north of Woodstock, Vermont, on Route 12.
         THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
 
         SEATINGS AT  5, 6, 7 and 8 P.M.
          CALL Ann Wynia (802) 457-2217 for reservations and information
          adults $12 (for take out $13), children 10 and under $6
          There will be a bake sale, raffle, crafts, and more
 

Entertainment

New Pentangle film

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad and security agency Shin Bet – led by the tireless and heroic agent Peter Malkin (Oscar Isaac) – launched a daring top-secret raid to capture the notorious Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), who had been reported dead in the chaos following Nazi Germany’s collapse but was, in fact, living and working in a suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina under an assumed identity along with his wife and two sons. Friday-Monday, Sept. 28-Oct. 1 @ 7:30 p.m.

Helicopter golf ball drop: join the excitement!

On September 28th at 5:30 p.m., the 6th annual Zack’s Place Tournament of Champions will take place at the Woodstock Country Club with 500 golf balls being dropped from a helicopter on the 8th hole. Each ball is worth $50. First place (ball closest to the hole) wins $5,000; second place, $2,500; and third place chance to win ten, $100 prizes. Your support will help Zack’s Place build a safer, wheelchair accessible entrance for all participants. Prizes awarded during auction, directly following tournament.

En Plein air painting festival begins 9/29

Nature Through the Artist’s Eye.  Join us to paint in celebration of the remarkable beauty and diversity of the Ottauquechee River watershed ecosystem, its vibrant human and natural communities, and the important message of conservation of the natural world. Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Runs through October 5.

“Stars within Reach” Pentangle children’s play 9/28

A Stars Within Reach Productions presented as part of Pentangle Arts’ Youth in Arts Program. Louis always interrupts! All of his thoughts are very important to him, and when he has something to say he ERUPTS (or interrupts). But when others begin to interrupt Louis, he learns how to respectfully wait for his turn to talk. Based on the award-winning book by Julia Cook, “My Mouth is a Volcano” teaches children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak.

28 September 10:00am to 11:00am

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre

Celebrate apples & pumpkins Sept. 29-30

All day at Billings Farm & Museum it’s everything apples  including tasting, pressing, apples-on-a-string, making pumpkin and apple ice cream,pumpkin bowling, and cooking apple butter in the farmhouse. Wagon rides available as well. September 29-30 all day.

Healthy People, Healthy Environment documentary

Sustainable Woodstock, the Sierra Club, and Pentangle Council on the Arts will screen the documentary, Healthy People, Healthy Environment, at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 25 @ 6:30 p.m. Three 10-minute documentaries will focus on Ethiopia, Nepal and Tanzania, focusing on the need for realizing the interconnectedness of the issues we face, even here in the U.S., and the need for an integrated strategy to address them. For more details, contact Amanda Kuhnert at 802-371-9777 or amandakuhnert@gmail.com

Obituaries

Joyce Holt Lovell

Joyce Holt Lovell, 88

WUHS ’48; Worked for Woodstock A&P; enlisted in Air Force, serving from May to December 1950; Enjoyed photography, and target practice; Married 40 years to Clair Lovell

 

QUECHEE, VT- Joyce Holt Lovell, 88, died July 8, 2018 at Piedmont Crossing Health Care in Thomasville, NC.

 

Joyce was born on April 13, 1930 in Hanover, NH the daughter of Floyd S. and Ruth (Houghton) Holt.

 

A graduate of Woodstock High School, class of 1948, Joyce worked for many years at the Woodstock A&P grocery following the company from there to White River Junction and then to Lebanon, NH.

 

Joyce enlisted in the Air Force and served from May 23, 1950 until her honorable discharge December 17, 1951.

 

In 1975 she and her mother bought a house from Clair Lovell in Quechee, Vermont.  On December 24, 1975, Joyce and Clair were married and spent the next forty years together until his death on August 9, 2016.

 

She enjoyed photography and entered many pictures into local contests. Joyce enjoyed target practice and won several trophies for marksmanship.

 

Joyce is survived by her daughter, Jerrine “Bitsy” Robinson;

granddaughter, Tina Robinson; and her niece, Cynthia Hewitt.

 

She is predeceased by her husband Clair M Lovell, and brothers, Floyd S Holt Jr., and Nelson A. Holt.

 

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock, Vermont.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. An online guestbook can be found at cabotfh.com

 

 

David Goat

David P. Goat, 62

Multi-talented musician; attended Berklee College of Music.

 

NORTH POMFRET, VT- David P. Goat, 62, died Saturday, September 8 at his home in North Pomfret. A multi-talented musician, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, played at a variety of regional and local venues, and for many years was accompanist at the North Pomfret Congregational Church.  He leaves his long-time companion, Estrella Berosini, of North Pomfret, VT, and his sister, Leah Goat, of Hanover, NH.

 

A service has not yet been set. For details and to express condolences you may visit cabotfh.com

Barbara Lewis Lawton Forth

Barbara Lewis Lawton Forth, 97

WHS Graduate ’39; Creative & active homemaker; talented gardener, builder, sewer, florist, traveler, & genealogist; activist in many churches; loved Woodstock, VT.

 

MIDDLEBURY, VT-Barbara Lewis Lawton Forth, 97, died peacefully Wednesday night September 12th at The Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury, Vermont.
She was born in Woodstock, Vermont on April 12, 1921, the daughter of Rupert and Ruth (Blakely) Lewis, successful farmers in Woodstock. Barbara graduated from Woodstock High School in 1939.

Her first husband of 52 years was Dr. Richard Lawton (deceased 1998). They resided near Philadelphia, PA and in Schenectady, New York, raising two daughters, Anne and Ruth.

After being widowed, Barbara married James J. Forth in 2000.  They were married for 16 years. Jim died in 2016.

Barbara was a creative and active homemaker her whole life.  Among her many interests and talents were gardening and preserving her produce, quilting, sewing ( she was trained as a seamstress and tailor), flower arranging (she was a flower show judge), genealogy and traveling.
Barbara was active in many churches throughout her lifetime.  Most recently, she attended St. Kateri Tekawitha (formerly St. Helen’s of Schenectady) with her husband, James.  Her faith was an important part of her life.

Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Anne Lawton Wheeler married to W. Edward Wheeler and their children Jessica Anne Wheeler (children Trajan and Payton Artt); Rachel Wheeler Ethier married to Jesse Ethier (children Annanya and Alaya Ethier);  and Nicolas G. Wheeler; and daughter Dr. Ruth Lawton McEvoy married to Dr. Michael McEvoy and their children Christopher McEvoy and his wife, Jenica and son, Eli; and Dr. Anna McEvoy Paull and her husband Dr. David Paull and their son, Sam.
She is also survived by Jim’s five children, James, Michael, Cathy, Patty, and Mark; and also the late Robert and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all became part of their family together.
In addition to her parents, Barbara is predeceased by her sister, Marion Lewis Piastro, and her husband, Mike.

Because of Barbara’s great love of Woodstock she will be laid to rest with her family there. A graveside service will be held at the Prosper Cemetery in Woodstock, Vermont on Wednesday September 26th at 11:00am.
Memorial contributions can be given to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Addison County, Middlebury, Vermont.

Arrangements are under the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. An online guestbook can be found at cabotfh.com

Marjorie Forgione

Marjorie R. Forgione, 93

Worked for Southern New England Telephone Co.; homemaker

WOODSTOCK, VT- Marjorie Forgione, a resident of the Woodstock Terrace, died Sunday afternoon September 9, 2018 at the Hanover Terrace, in Hanover, New Hampshire.

She was born on August 27, 1925 in Waterford, CT, the daughter of Henrietta (Schlink) and Benton Chase Kennedy, and was the wife of recently deceased, Ernest A. Forgione, whom she married in Boston, MA on July 23, 1944.

She graduated from New London High School, class of 1943.  After high school, she was employed by Southern New England Telephone Company, a job she loved and was proud to have held.  It was the only job she held outside the home, prior to having her children. Being a homemaker was her life’s joy, endlessly providing for her family with her cooking and sewing.

She is survived by a daughter, Eileen A. Gibson of Stillwater, MN; two sons, Ernest A. Forgione, Jr. of Bowdoinham, ME and David P. Forgione (Martha) of Woodstock, VT; a sister, Betty Mitchell of Milford, CT; five grandchildren, Lisa, Kelly, Jessica, Justin and Lauren; and three great-grandchildren, Alicia, Orion and Teagan.

Relatives and friends gathered for a visitation on Friday, September 14th at the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home in East Weymouth, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Heart Church, Weymouth, MA.  Burial was in the MA National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marjorie’s name to:   SOLT – Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, PO Box 152, Robstown, TX 78380    See www.Keohane.com for online condolences.

Marian Virginia Taylor Carter

Marian Virginia Taylor Carter

A memorial service for Marian Virginia Taylor Carter who died August 26, 2018 will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 5 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Woodstock, Vermont.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock.