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Students celebrate Hiram Bellows with day of service

ST. ALBANS — Hiram Bellows was a humanitarian who wanted all students to have the opportunity for a high quality education. His contributions to the St. Albans and Fairfax communities have had immeasurable impacts. In recognition of his gifts to our towns, ninth grade students chose to give back in a variety of ways. Ninth grade BFA-St. Albans students helped in several of the high school’s sending schools, from cleaning trails and helping to weed gardens, to leading soccer practices and classroom activities. They also spent time cleaning the grounds at NMC, weeding courts at Houghton Park and spending...

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Highgate fire dept., community center promote safety

HIGHGATE — This fall, the Highgate Volunteer Fire Department and the Highgate Library and Community Center are teaming up for Fire Safety. Together, they are on a mission to reach as many classrooms and local daycare providers as they can. Their goal is simple. They want to educate Highgate’s children and their families on the critical importance of developing a home escape plan and practicing it. In addition to their outreach events, which will be happening from September 28 thru October 14, they are encouraging everyone to practice their escape plans on National Home Fire Drill Day, which is on Saturday,...

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Swanton integrates community members into classroom

SWANTON — This year Swanton School students got to take part in something special called Extension Thursday, or #XtensionThursday. Throughout the school year, community partners came into the school to provide added learning experiences to the students’ day. Every Thursday each grade level took part in #XtensionThursday and welcomed community partners in for the afternoon. Students rotated through up to five 25 minute rotations. These rotations included, Zumba, art work, food tasting, proper hand washing, dental hygiene, safety and learning about animals in their natural habitats. Our community partners include: the Swanton Public Library, Michelle Beaulieu, Danielle Fabrizio, Rebecca...

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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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