Category Archives: Circles of Community

Circles of Community are posts about the local communities.

Where the rivers run

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Last month my family drove to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a week’s vacation at the beach. Motoring along the highways of…

Rumpus! The Best of Rutland County’s storytellers are coming to town

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Earlier this year, a crew from CBS News came to Vermont on a fly-by visit (literally — they used a drone for some footage)…

Parent Birds of a Feather

By Joanna Tebbs Young Circles of community There are often blue jays in our back yard, darting from branch to branch, swooping here and there, the flash of their bright…

Hummingbird Magic

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Thinking about writing this week’s column, I find myself conflicted. I wonder how I can write something about the good things going on in…

Where our strength lies

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Over five years ago, in the very first “Circles of Community” column, I wrote: “Humans are innately social, communal and creative creatures, whose ancestors…

Rutland students RISE to the occasion

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY In 1986, the Rutland Ishidoriya Student Exchange, or RISE, sent their first delegation to its sister city in Japan. Celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in…

Giving Kids the Gift of Music: VSO’s Student Insiders

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Did you know listening to Beethoven can cure headaches?* (*Not a FDA-approved claim.) On Friday evening, my son and I attended a Vermont Symphony…

In a league of its own: League of Vermont Writers

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Do you have dreams of being a published author? You might want to consider, then, attending the League of Vermont Writers’ Spring Program, being…

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…