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July 3rd, 2013
LINCOLN — Bestselling author and local literary celebrity Chris Bohjalian knows how to spin a story. His last 15 novels have spanned time, place and a range of difficult and compelling themes, without sacrificing excitement. His latest, “The Light in the Ruins” (on sale next week), is no exception.
It might be the hidden ad man in him.
BRISTOL — The creation of a “co-housing community” is being discussed for three historic homes in downtown Bristol, the Tomasi and Peake houses on North Street, and the nearby 12 North St.
Jim Mendel and Peg Kamens, the founders of the Common Ground Center in Starksboro, recently purchased the three historic, white buildings with the hope of renovating many of the currently unlivable spaces on the properties to accommodate multiple families interested in forming such a community.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Recreation Department will offer a series of fun cooking and nutrition classes for members of the community this summer, some designed for children and others for adults.
“We are constantly trying to poll the community to find what they are looking for,” said recreation director Darla Senecal, noting that the recreation department distributes surveys at the March town meeting and regularly solicits suggestions on its website and Facebook page.
NEW HAVEN — Beverly Marshall Landon and her kin go back a long way in New Haven. She and family members gathered at the Fitts/Farr homestead at 730 River Road on June 5 to celebrate ownership of the stately white farmhouse for exactly 200 years.
Landon’s great-great-great-great-grandfather Simon Farr purchased the property from Ruloff Lawrence, who lived in Middlebury, for $3,000.
MIDDLEBURY — While the number of college graduates is on the rise, low-income students are less likely to hold a degree than their wealthier peers.
Meghan Mason, a Middlebury resident and Middlebury College staff member, is launching a campaign to fund a project she hopes will raise awareness about the challenges some high school students face when it comes to getting a college education.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles reprinted from The Brandon Reporter that examine the complex personal, medical and political landscape of chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases that have brought so many lives to a standstill waiting for consensus.
LINCOLN — Lincoln author Chris Bohjalian’s 16th novel, which hits bookstores July 9, begins with a sadistic bloodbath and turns out to be a love story. “The Light in the Ruins” is set amidst the chaos of war-torn Tuscany in 1943, and features a German lieutenant and a young Italian beauty from a family of noble lineage, the Rosatis.
LINCOLN — Susan Kevra, the daughter of late Lincoln resident Mary Anne Kevra, had come to the Green Mountains for the summer to tie up lose ends and finalize the sale of her mother’s South Lincoln home.
A contra dance caller who lives in Nashville with her Grammy-nominated guitarist husband Russ Barenberg, Kevra welcomed the opportunity for the homecoming.