Month: November 2014

Water Babies!

ST. ALBANS — Question: What do you get when you put babies in a pool? Answer: Lots of splashing, laughing and happy moms, dads and babies. It’s a no-brainer, right? Maybe not for everyone. But swimming has in fact been beneficial for infants, which is why Branon’s Pool in St. Albans holds a free “Waterbabies” class twice a week. Supported through a Building Brighter Futures grant, the sessions are taught by Swanton resident Laurel McWilliams in three- or fourth-month cycles and each class lasts for about 45 minutes. During that time, parents wade around the lukewarm, aqua-blue water while...

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Marvin James Braley

HIGHGATE — Marvin James Braley, age 64 years, a resident of the Parizo Road died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in the Northwestern Medical Center. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A in Friday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or subscribe to our digital...

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Dig that history

SWANTON — Archeologists working in Swanton since September have uncovered artifacts going back to 500 A.D. The team from the University of Vermont (UVM) is excavating 100 meters of soil in a cornfield along Waugh Farm Road. Swanton Village will be laying a new water main along the road next year, but was required to secure any archeological resources first. The site is on the Missisquoi River flood plain, an area “known to be very archeologically rich,” said Geoff Mandel, research supervisor with the consulting archaeology program at UVM. Archeologists have found evidence of three long-term occupations of the...

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Avery K. Austin

SHELDON – Avery K. Austin, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, Nov.19, 2014 at his home in Sheldon. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A in Thursday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or subscribe to our digital...

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Mary P. McGill

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —Mary P. McGill passed on Nov. 14, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla.   She was a resident of Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, relocating there from Vermont in 2009. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A in Thursday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or subscribe to our digital...

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Dr Kapustina, NMC, VT
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