Category Archives: Circles of Community

Circles of Community are posts about the local communities.

Old Immigrants Welcome the New

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY I am an immigrant. My family came to this country when I was 12; we were not in danger, not escaping war, death threats,…

THEY COME WITH STORIES TO TELL: TURNING THE PAGE AT TURNING POINT

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Every week for the past five months I have jumped in my car and driven over to State Street to Turning Point Center. I…

WHEN IS A MALL NOT A MALL? RETHINKING SPACE USE

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY When I was 13, 14, 15, I wasn’t exactly a mall-rat. My parents weren’t fond of driving into Rutland from Castleton to drop their…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Resolution: Lighten up!

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY By Joanna Tebbs Young This is not my favorite time of year. It’s dark and cold, the trees are naked, and when there’s no snow (which there…

The feeling of the season

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY By Joanna Tebbs Young Recently, I was listening to a Pandora station of TV show “Glee”-inspired holiday music. Before I go any further, I feel I must…