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Come along with me on a trip to southern Vermont where the West River flows to the Connecticut and out to the ocean. Where the stone walls define a property or yard and where the longest covered bridge in Vermont still connects West Dummerston to Dummerston Center and on to East Dummerston. Dick and I…

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Did you ever deliver home-made May baskets filled with wildflowers to a neighbor when you were a child? I did and was wondering if people still hang a little basket on the door knob, ring the bell, then run and hide to watch the surprised and delighted friend as they found the flowers. Oh, one…

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Hello from just over the hilltop where the wind is howling and blowing the falling snow around and around in this seventeen-degree day in March. The road is quiet as schools are closed and people are staying in from the elements of our first real winter storm of the season. I am trying to stay…

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The hilltop is coming alive like the spring flowers, fawns, and with fresh air. And that is how I am feeling today, too! The sun is brighter, the ground almost free of snow, and somehow I feel as though I’m awakening from an hibernation that really wasn’t long enough. My January sabbatical did not happen…

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Here I am – the late, great, over the hilltop journalist. I had postponed my appointment with myself on Tuesday to this afternoon. Instead, Dick and I left early Sunday morning to travel to Ilion to help Karen as she recovered from her miscarriage. With two little children needing her undivided attention, she wasn’t able…

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Good news and sad news from over the hilltop this last week. I will start with the good. Our variance meeting for the village permit for Rose of Sharon Bed and Breakfast was Tuesday evening and after some discussion, we were unanimously granted the permit. Pete launched the website the next day and I have…

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Here we are – 2016 – and our dreams and goals for a happy year lay before us. What would we like to accomplish? Where do we want to go? Who do we want to see? And how will we do it all? Though the song says “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”…

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Hello from just over the hilltop with the last journal of 2015. We awoke this morning with the first real snowfall of the year along with temperatures in the teens, wind, and sleet. It makes the landscape beautiful, the daylight brighter, and walking more dangerous. But we are careful and appreciate the mild December we…

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