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Funeral set Friday for Vermont Law School’s Cheryl Hanna

Vermont Law School professor and constitutional scholar Cheryl Hanna died July 27, 2014. Courtesy photo

A funeral service for Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Ira Allen Chapel on the University of Vermont campus, VLS officials said Tuesday. Hanna, 48, died Sunday at her home in Burlington. The cause of death had not been revealed as of Tuesday evening. J. Scott Cameron, […]

Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna dies at 48

Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna discusses the importance of the court case, the first filed under the state's Equal Pay Act, in front a Burlington courthouse on March 19, 2013. Photo by Nat Rudarakanchana

Constitutional law expert was a frequent contributor to many Vermont media outlets.

In This State: Mount Ascutney’s caretakers celebrate their mountain

A view of Mount Ascutney from across the Connecticut River in New Hampshire. Residents in the area of the mountain have maintained a close relationship with “their” peak for almost 200 years. Photo by M. Dickey Drysdale

Mount Ascutney rewards with a spectacular outdoor playground filled with cascades, cliffs, viewpoints, and history.

At Hildene, focus turns to ecological stewardship

Cutline: Hildene, the Lincoln family home in Manchester, seen from the gardens behind it, is evolving into a working farm and estate that is attractive not only for its history but for its pursuit of 21st century interests in environmental stewardship and sustainability. Photo courtesy Hildene

Along with a museum, the 400-plus acre property that was once home to Robert Todd Lincoln offers footpaths, farming and cheesemaking.

YWP: ‘Dawn’

Olivia Pintair of Williston is a rising freshman who will be attending Emma Willard School in the fall. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Dawn” by Olivia Pintair of Williston.

In This State: For historian Michael Sherman, a second career takes flour

Michael Sherman slides a tray of fresh out-of-the-oven rolls onto cooling racks at Manghis' Bakery in Montpelier. The former head of the Vermont Historical Society and academic has an unusual second career as a baker, indulging his longtime interest in fresh homemade bread. Photo by Andrew Nementhy

Many people know Michael Sherman as a distinguished Vermont academic, historian and former head of the Vermont Historical Society, but he balances his scholar’s life with a hands-on job – as a baker.

YWP: Life Behind Sunglasses

Merrick Mendenhall is a rising junior at Burlington High School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry “Life Behind Sunglasses” is by Merrick Mendenhall, a junior to be at Burlington High School.

In This State: Craftsbury Chamber Players — a musical marriage of Manhattan and Vermont

Cellist Frances Rowell practices on the porch of her sister Mary's house in Craftsbury. Rowell, a cellist with the New Jersey Symphony, was encouraged to become a musician through her early exposure to the music of the Craftsbury Chamber Players. Now she is a regular member of the classical music group and expected to become its music director on the retirement of her stepmother, Mary Anthony Cox. Photo by Candace Page

As the Players prepare to celebrate their 50th season in 2015, sisters Frances and Mary Rowell have become the heart and the future of the group.

In case you missed it: This week’s VTDigger video packages

Photo by Cory Dawson/VTDigger

Cory Dawson produced videos on biofuel, campaign financing and a new way to invest in Vermont companies.

YWP: Letter to a Bully

Sabrina Dhaliwal is a junior to be at Milton High School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Letter to a Bully,” by Sabrina Dhaliwal, a junior to be at Milton High School.

In This State: From Fred Tuttle to Miss Vermont, Jack Rowell documents Vermonters in portrait

Jack Rowell at his studio in Randolph says his first camera, one used to shoot scenes at the Tunbridge World’s Fair, was a borrowed 35-millimeter Petri that a friend brought home from Vietnam during the war. Photo by Dirk Van Susteren

Jack Rowell would make a great portrait himself, but you would want him holding the camera, because few have a better eye. Photographically speaking, he gets the best from people.

Killacky: Q&A with dancer and performer Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk performing OnBehalf of Nature. Photo: Julieta Cervantes.

In other cultures Meredith Monk would be called shaman, seer, healer; here we struggle to define her interdisciplinary prowess. Singer/composer, dancer/choreographer, actor/performer, director/playwright, visual artist/filmmaker — even together, these categories cannot capture her achievements.

Photo Gallery: Montpelier residents make the most of canceled parade

The Montpelier July Fourth celebration, July 3, 2014. Photo by Roger Crowley

Photographer Roger Crowley captured the antics of revelers who were determined to celebrate Independence Day. Enjoy!

YWP: Jeter’s Number 2

Scotty Flesch is a fifth-grader to be at Tunbridge Central School.

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Jeter’s Number 2″ by Scotty Flesch, a fifth-grader to be at Tunbridge Central School.

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