Elodie Reed

Staff Writer

Elodie is passionate about doing good and helping making the world a better place through telling stories with writing and photography. After graduating from Amherst College as an English and Environmental Studies major, Elodie first tried her hand at reporting at the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, a small newspaper in her home state of New Hampshire, and fell in love. Elodie is now a reporter for the St. Albans Messenger, and when she isn't writing or lugging her camera every which way, she can be found exploring northern Vermont (and Canada!) with her boyfriend, reading, running, or cuddling with her cat, Chowder.

Email: elodie@samessenger.com Phone: 802.524.9771 (ext. 112)

Stories by Elodie Reed:

Sherry Underwood, left, and her daughter, Abbey, are both working through the family business, The Abbey Group, to end summertime hunger. The group is hosting a barbeque in Taylor Park in St. Albans on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to raise awareness and funds for Hunger Free Vermont. The event is free and open to everyone.

Solving summer hunger

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ST. ALBANS — Outside the winter holidays and their gatherings, big meals and general spirit of generosity, it’s easy to forget: there are people in this community without enough food on the table. The need to eat is present year-round. … Read more

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Eric Jessiman, 74, paddles along the Missisquoi River on Monday evening. Jessiman was getting in a little bit of last minute practice before setting off on his 500-mile, month-long kayaking trip from Buffalo, N.Y. to northern Vermont to raise awareness for autism.

BATTLING AUTISM: Setting paddle to the task

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BAKERSFIELD — Eric Jessiman, 74, is no stranger to long journeys. The Scotland-born Bakersfield resident moved to the U.S. as a child in 1952, and since then he’s sailed, kayaked and driven around the country, landing in Vermont 12 years … Read more

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Josh Jacobs looks through a scrapbook of childhood photos with his father that was made by his wife, Jamie.

A Day For Dad

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RICHFORD — He was the guy with the jolly smile, a red Mustang, and a German Shepherd in tow. According to Josh Jacobs, 23, that’s what his father, Lonnie Jacobs, was known for in Richford. “A lot of people knew … Read more

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Foster Care in Franklin County

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ST. ALBANS — At first glance, Sabrina Allen’s past would indicate a difficult future ahead. Fortunately for Allen and other youth aging out of foster care, things are not always as they seem. Read more

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Foster Care in Franklin County

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Note: This is the third installment in a four-part series. The first and second stories, “Finding family” and “Sharing support,” appeared in Tuesday and Wednesday’s editions respectively. Tomorrow: “Looking forward.” ST. ALBANS — At the beginning of a May foster … Read more

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Margi Cameron, the resource coordinator for the St. Albans district office of the Vermont Department for Children and Families, sits in her office last month. Cameron said that “teaming” between social workers, foster families and biological families makes foster care manageable.

Foster Care in Franklin County

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Note: This is the second installment in a four-part series. Part 1, “Finding family,” appeared yesterday. Tomorrow: “Preparation and prevention.” ST. ALBANS — Lisa runs her house on the clock. The St. Albans woman is mother to 10 biological, adopted … Read more

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AmCare Ambulance workers Jonathan Cullen, right, and Alex Wright, left, wheel a stretcher out of Northwestern Medical Center’s emergency room on Thursday afternoon.

Inroads on mental health

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ST. ALBANS — When you hear the term, “mentally ill,” what comes to mind? Typically, a community learns about mental illness in a way that’s disconnected from the illness. Media, police reports, court decisions, word of mouth: many times, these … Read more

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D-DAY ANNIVERSARY: Soldier’s story unfolds

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ST. ALBANS — It was June 6, 1944. It was D-Day, and it was also St. Albans-native Frank Calo’s 23rd birthday. Calo, a lieutenant paratrooper in the 2nd Battalion HQ, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, was … Read more

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Building community

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ST. ALBANS CITY — When building trades program students from either Northwest Technical Center in St. Albans or Cold Hollow Career Center in Enosburg Falls begin construction work, they also construct a community. Take Seth Hungerford, for example. A graduate … Read more

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