Month: November 2014

Book Notes

We all know the signs that Thanksgiving has arrived: teenagers pouting at the kids table, uncles knocking over glasses watching football, cousins bickering over Monopoly when the banker is accused of cheating. All the family trappings of humor, love and occasional pettiness seem intertwined with the holiday. With that in mind, we’re highlighting the best the library has to offer on families, from the first Pilgrims to genetics. If the visiting gets overwhelming, at least you’ll have a good read to sneak away with. Wordy Shipmates / Sarah Vowell (2008) What would Thanksgiving be without the first Pilgrim families?...

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Letter: Thanks for support

I want to thank all of the voters in Milton for the overwhelming support I have received for the past six years. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your state representative. We will begin our next session in January with a lot of huge issues to resolve. The first will be voting for a new governor, and I will be voting for Scott Milne because my constituents voted two to one for him. I will do my best to hold down our runaway budget by voting no to any new taxes. The Vermont health care...

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Guy Erm Dingler

BURLINGTON/MILTON – Guy Erm Dingler, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday Nov. 22, 2014 at Burlington Health and Rehab Center. Guy was born in Burlington on Nov. 9, 1932, the son of the late Guy H. and Selena L. (Raymond) Dingler. Guy (Erm to his family and friends) was a real farm boy. From a very young age, he worked the farm, driving tractor, pitching hay, milking cows. He was a hard working farmer on his father’s large farm in Milton. Liked by everyone, good in school and never missed church. Guy lived in a hardworking, loving household where...

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Tina FitzGerald

MILTON – Tina Marie FitzGerald, 58, died early Saturday morning, Nov. 22, 2014, at her home with her loving family by her side following a courageous battle with cancer. Tina was born in Burlington on Jan. 4, 1956, the daughter of Marion Stone and the late Charles Lemieux. She graduated from Milton High School in 1974 and married Daniel FitzGerald soon after, on Oct. 19, 1974. Tina was very family oriented and, together with her loving husband, Dan, raised nine children whom she homeschooled. She is survived by her children Heather Clark and husband, Jay, of Milton; Sean FitzGerald...

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Pilgrims at play

Little Pilgrims and Indians, in the form of students at the Milton Falls Christian Preschool, put on their best showing of the first Thanksgiving in the group’s annual holiday play on Friday, Nov. 21. The five-minute production, replete with song, told the tale of how the two groups worked together to build a meal. Followed by a snack-filled feast, the play was a perfect finale for the school, which will close in June. See more photos in this week’s issue of the Independent, on newsstands now. Happy...

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