Category Archives: Circles of Community

Circles of Community are posts about the local communities.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Superintendant for Rutland City Schools Mary Moran, right, delivers the Trailbazer Award in honor of the late Mary and Joan Wing to members of their family during the first annual Evolve Rutland Celebration of the Women of Rutland County at the Paramount Theatre.

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…

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Rutland High School music teacher Dan Graves, left, leads the chorus in ``The Battle Hymn of the Republic" during Tuesday's Veterans day Ceremony in Rutland Legion Post 31 clubrooms.  111/11/14

A different song: A thank you to Rutland Public Schools

By Joanna Tebbs Young Circles of Community A few weeks ago I attended my daughter’s choral concert in the Rutland Intermediate School auditorium. Various groups performed, including the 7th and…

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Marc Miele talks with a couple of the more youthful bowlers at Saturday's Mentor Bowl hosted by The Bowlerama in Rutland. Hundreds of people participated in the annual fundraiser for The Mentor Connector. Miele isa mentor coordinator for the organization.   01/28/12

Making the connections: The team behind the Mentor Connector

Circles of Community By Joanna Tebbs Young Just over a year ago I wrote a “behind the scenes” mini-series on a few of the dedicated people who are the engines…

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They suit Rutland: McNeil & Reedy celebrate 60 years

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY By Joanna Tebbs Young “When you come in, bring the dog and we’ll measure him.” I was poking around McNeil & Reedy men’s clothing store in downtown…

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Speaking easy at Speakeasy’s: A rumpus of a storytelling event

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY By Joanna Tebbs Young A few Saturdays ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to go on a date, to actually leave the house after 5…