Category Archives: Circles of Community

Circles of Community are posts about the local communities.

Everyday Stories: Thomas Hartigan, Giving with Gratitude

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY This is the fifth in a series of everyday stories about everyday people in our community. He sings, dances, acts and writes poetry. He…

Gregory Higgins, Actor

  Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY This is the fourth in a series of everyday stories about everyday people in our community. Gregory Higgins began drinking at age four….

Fred Garrow, Connected Caregiver

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Fred Garrow feels connected to this area. To the state, the town, the people, his job, his patients. “Although I could live without the…

Dena Goldberg, Reignited Activist

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY This is the second in a series of stories about everyday people in our community. Dena Goldberg was loving her non-political life. A physical…

Michael Kingsbury, Storyteller

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY “It’s a symbiotic relationship between storyteller and audience. We’re all similar.” Meet Michael Kingsbury. Michael is a storyteller (as well as husband, father, vocational…

Why I marched

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY I am white, Christian-born, English-speaking, and straight. I was educated in well-funded schools, I no longer need access to birth control, and I have…

Paddling in search of happiness

By Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Larry Jensen of Poultney, a self-described writer, poet and philosopher, is just trying to stay afloat this summer. Launching from Alburgh on July…

Accentuate the positiveThe Rutland community must rise above fear and negativity:

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Wired for worry? Re-wire for compassion. You’ve been given a pile of evaluations after teaching a class, they’re all great. Except one. Which one…

Local Israeli-Americans speak out on resettlement

Joanna Tebbs Young Circles of Community Ori and Dena Goldberg, residents of Rutland since 2007, are both offspring of survivors of the Second World War. More specifically, Holocaust survivors. Raised…

Rutland women helping evolve our region

By Joanna Tebbs Young Circles of Community Last Monday evening I walked into a theatre lobby packed with smiling, chatting, well-dressed, hors d’oeuvre-nibbling, wine-sipping Rutlanders. Inside the theatre proper, more…