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Mixing learning and fun

By CHRIS DODGE Special to the Messenger FLETCHER — Three prehistoric beasts took the Fletcher Elementary School gym by storm Monday. The brightly colored larger-than-life guests were part of the Dinosaur Science Series, educational programming infused with engaging antics, that is the brainchild of paleontologist and comedian Bob Lisaius, otherwise known as Dinoman. Dressed in a multi-pocket vest and tan hat, Lisaius, burst onto the scene in Fletcher Monday in full explorer regalia, taking students through a spirited history of dinosaurs and the earth, supported by the use of props such as an actual meteor fragment, dinosaur skull, teeth...

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Franklin County medical community

From the Saint Albans Museum: In the mid-1920s the doctors who served the Franklin County communities had a gathering of some sort, and this would appear to be their unofficial group photograph. We are able to identify several of the men who gathered that day.  In the middle row at the far left ( dark moustache, white shirt and black tie) is Dr. Frank Norris whose home and office was between the old St. Albans Hospital and BFA.  It was demolished as both of those institutions expanded, and the marble fireplace is now in the Museum.  Directly behind him is Dr. Pierce.  Sitting...

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NMC’s first baby of 2018

NMC is pleased to welcome the first baby of 2018 born at Northwestern Medical Center. Baby Layan Malak Mahdi was born at 1:03 a.m. on January 2 and she weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, measuring 19 inches long. Layan is the daughter of Nour Akkad (pictured), of St. Albans, and Alhaitham Mahdi. Nour and Baby Layan are pictured here with Layan’s Uncle Tawfik Akkad and Family Birth Center Nurse Cecilia...

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Yoga teaches first-graders self-regulation skills

ST. ALBANS — Amy Ward, school counselor at St. Albans Town Educational Center approached RiseVT with the idea of doing a six-week yoga class as part of the first grade curriculum. Ward currently teaches mindfulness to the second grade. Her hope was to provide students with skills for self-regulation so that they are able to be present and ready to learn in the classroom and in life. Jessica Frost, RiseVT wellness specialist who focuses on the Maple Run Unified District and Franklin West Supervisory Union, is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), who is personally passionate about yoga and a...

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Celebrating the railroad’s centennial in 1950

In October, 1950, the railroad celebrated the arrival of the first train in St. Albans one hundred years earlier in 1850. The event included the arrival of several engines, which were put on display. These engines included the antique wood-burning engine #40. A wood-burning engine is distinctive from one that burns coal because of the over-sized smoke stack. Most likely the #40 had been a workhorse for the Grand Trunk Railroad in its early years, and by 1950 was owned by the Canadian National Railroad. In the train shed bay at the left and just barely visible there is...

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