Senior Lifestyles: Winter adds new pandemic challenges

RONNIE ROMANO PLAYS a keyboard in the “Cathedral Studio” at the bottom of the Elderly Services stairway with a group of seniors watching and enjoying the music via a Zoom connection. Photo courtesy of Ken Schoen

MIDDLEBURY — If there was one silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was that arrived at the beginning of spring, when people of all ages could at least congregate outdoors with appropriate fac

Senior Lifestyles: Area seniors stay active in election despite COVID

RETIRED FARMER DAVID Miskell, 72, of Charlotte welcomed the chance to stay politically active and socially distant by taking part in a get-out-the-vote campaign via postcards.

Anyone who has been to a polling place in Vermont on Election Day knows that many of the volunteers who help their fellow citizens cast votes are senior citizens.

'Spit'n Lyon' melds music and history onstage

ACTOR DANA BLOCK, joined by almost a dozen other performers, sings from the script of “Spit’n Lyon” during a run-through of the new musical outside a Charlotte home last month. The musical, brainchild of musician John Daly (standing right), tells the story of Vermonter Matthew Lyon’s efforts to aid the birth of the United States, which landed him in jail. Independent photo/John S McCright

The nation is torn apart by factions haranguing their fellow citizens for wrong-headed thinking and transgressions both real and fabricated.


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