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City school students honor armed service members

ST. ALBANS — It is an honored tradition at St. Albans City School to support our men and women serving in the armed services. Each year the seventh and eighth graders in Team USA organize a breakfast for veterans and help organize the logistics of the Veterans Day parade. In preparation for the annual St. Albans City School Veteran’s Day float, students in Megan Martinson’s art classes created props and decorations along with a large flag using handprints to be displayed on the float. But when wind and rain made it difficult to attach the flag, they began brainstorming...

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St. Mary’s Church

From the Saint Albans Museum: Obviously, the image above was taken long before the Catholic Church made the decision to remove much of the original decoration, the altar rail, and to modify the orientation of the altar itself. Some of the gold leafing in the church was done by artist Egon Pedersen, and we know this as his daughter, Charlotte, is a volunteer at the museum. Egon would meet his lovely future wife when she was working at the local Blue Lion restaurant. Another St. Albans love story! If you have other images of St. Mary’s, please contact the museum...

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NMC honors Warren and Barbara Hamm

ST. ALBANS – Rear Admiral Warren and Mrs. Barbara Hamm were honored with this year’s NMC Community Service award at an Incorporator’s meeting at the hospital, Monday May 8. NMC Board President Kevin Manahan announced the award on behalf of the board, and honored the Hamms for their longtime dedication to the community. “Barbara and Warren Hamm exemplify what it is like to lead a life dedicated to service. One does not have to look far to see the many examples of community offerings made over several decades that this couple has made. Whether leading bold initiatives such as...

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Fletcher student wins Arbor Day contest

FLETCHER — Max Clark, a fifth grader at the Fletcher Elementary School, has placed first in his grade level division as part of the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Department’s Arbor Day Poster and Essay Contest. The contest theme this year was to share a story about a tree. Clark’s poster depicts a sturdy maple and his accompanying essay describes a crisp fall day walk in the woods. “I really like maple trees,” Clark said. “I like the syrup from the maple trees and their colors in the fall. Walking in the woods is relaxing.” Clark worked on his...

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Community invited to dance for Meeting House

FAIRFIELD — “Let’s Dance!” – For a good cause that is. A family dance party at the Bliss Memorial Auditorium at the St. Albans Museum on Saturday February 4 from 6-9 pm, featuring live music by the Smokey Newfield Project will benefit the Meeting House on the Green Preservation Project in the community of East Fairfield. It is the latest of an ongoing series of restoration and other projects on the Community Center and Meeting House on the Green. “We are working on the repair of the windows, there are 14 in all, eight of which are simple, but...

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Dr Areson, NMC, VT