Category Archives: Circles of Community

Circles of Community are posts about the local communities.

Tasting Life in Coffee Shops

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Life sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you need. Yesterday I found myself with a few hours to kill in…

Speaking out for their lives

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY March 24 was a beautiful day. And I don’t just mean the weather. Yes, it was bright with the early spring sun, and the…

It’s Never Too Late: Ageless Authors Open Reading

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Is it possible to create a community for older writers in Rutland? This is the question local writer Jean Yeager is hoping to answer,…

CoSA: Support for those making a new start

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY “I believe in second chances if there is genuine investment in changing for the better,” said Marietta Yeager, a volunteer in Rutland’s division of…

Give Yourself a Hygge

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Writers often hear the advice that they shouldn’t wait for inspiration, that inspiration is gained by putting pen to paper (fingers to keyboard). Some…

Neither snow nor rain…

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Deep snow. Blowing snow. Ice rain. Pouring rain. Twenty below. Forty above. Bright sun glaring off ice-packed sidewalks. Thick fog loitering in the depressions….

Thank you for the music, Mr. De Cormier

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Seven years ago I had the privilege and pleasure to be a part of Robert De Cormier’s Concert for Peace. This annual event pulls…

Shifting Slightly: A New Way to Look at the New Year

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY When we moved into our home ten years ago, the kitchen was the one room we hoped to change as soon as possible. It…

SASH: Bringing Health Home

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Just this past week, the United Health Foundation released its 2017 health ranking report. Holding fast to first position for many years, Vermont has…

A Patch in the Sun

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Devon, our thirteen-year-old cat, is king around here. Born, and within days orphaned, in a Mississippi barn, we rescued him and his sister from…