Month: July 2017

The Jig is up

EAST FAIRFIELD — A quarter-century in, the Jig in the Valley — once just a local band playing out the back of a flatbed truck — drew its largest-ever crowd. Nance Shaw, one of the festival’s organizers, said the 25th annual Jig in the Valley drew around 450-475 people. That’s a record. Prior Jigs have drawn 300-400 attendees. But Sunday’s Jig had a lot going for it. The sunny weather was warm but not hot; a soft breeze occasionally shook the trees on the East Fairfield village green, beneath which the less tanning-inclined attendees took shelter. And the performances...

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Grady Luke Howrigan

FAIRFIELD – Grady Luke Howrigan was granted his angel wings too soon on July 28, 2017. He was born on September 21, 2009, and lived his life on the family farm in East Fairfield, Vermont. He started his schooling at one of his favorite places, Blooming Minds Preschool, and continued to Fairfield Center School where he was loved by everyone who came into contact with him. Grady was a Vermont farm boy through and through. He loved to get his hands dirty in any way he could: he loved to be outside, fishing, hunting with his dad, working on...

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Beefy — Good with kids!

Meet Beefy! She has just arrived at All Breed Rescue. We are getting to know this sweet girl and would love for her to find her furever home. Beefy has been in a foster home with five little kids. She is great with other dogs, and super playful. Fill out our online adoption application and come in to meet...

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Eva Marie LaBelle

  St. Albans – Eva Marie LaBelle, 82, a master gardener and a resident of St. Albans since 1967, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at her home. Born in Berlin, Germany on Jan. 23, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Herta (Broscheit) Scheid. Eva was raised and educated in Germany where she met the lover of her life, Richard E. LaBelle, who was serving with the U. S. Air Force at Landstuhl Air Base. They were married on Oct. 20, 1955 in Landstuhl, Germany . Richard passed away March 13, 2017. Shortly after...

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Christine Scangas

ST. ALBANS — Christine (Chrysostomi Mazarakis) Scangas, 83 of St. Albans, Vermont, loving wife of Nicholas Scangas, died peacefully at her home with her family at her side. Christine was born on Jan. 23, 1934, raised and educated on the island of Ithaca, Greece. She was the daughter of the late Gregory and Barbara (Levendes) Mazarakis. She came to the United States through Ellis Island and settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1955. She worked for Champion Lamp Company in Lynn for many years. She met and married Nicholas Scangas in 1958 before moving in 1967 to St. Albans, Vermont....

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