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Nancy Price Graff http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2051/all en Who tends to the Vermont veterans memorial cemetery? http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311who-tends-vermont-veterans-memorial-cemetery <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19956" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201311who-tends-vermont-veterans-memorial-cemetery"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/inStatePhoto5.thumbnail.jpg" alt="inStatePhoto5.jpg" title="inStatePhoto5.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UNWILLING TO ALLOW even autumn’s leaves to distract from the focus of an interment, Bob Durkee sweeps the bright green lawn clear where the honor guard awaits the burial. Photo by Nancy Graff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Nancy Price Graff </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">In autumn, when the trees are bare and the land can be read as easily as a book, the headstones curve and dip along the subtle contours of the hillside, the markers as precisely aligned with their neighbors as soldiers standing in formation. But unlike stones in practically every other cemetery in Vermont, none of these leans or lists, no matter winter&rsquo;s violence. At the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph, Bob Durkee&rsquo;s job is to see that they don&rsquo;t.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19957">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311who-tends-vermont-veterans-memorial-cemetery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont cemetery Randolph Veterans' Day Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:32:51 +0000 Zach Despart 19957 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Little known Edward Hopper paintings on display in Middlebury http://www.addisonindependent.com/201307little-known-edward-hopper-paintings-display-middlebury <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-17832" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201307little-known-edward-hopper-paintings-display-middlebury"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Hopper instatePix285.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Hopper instatePix285.jpg" title="Hopper instatePix285.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RICHARD SAUNDERS, DIRECTOR of the Middlebury College Museum of Art, points out how Hopper in 1938 used the abstract shapes of heavy clouds, leaning trees, the river’s current, the undulations of the hillside, and the protruding rocks to create a composition full of energy and movement. Photo by Nancy Price Graff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Nancy Price Graff </div> </div> </div> <p> Several years ago at the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge, Bonnie Tocher Clause was standing beside the collection of prints she had assembled of Edward Hopper&rsquo;s Vermont watercolor paintings when someone said, &ldquo;These are nice paintings. Did you do them?&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17833">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201307little-known-edward-hopper-paintings-display-middlebury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts and culture Featured Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:59:59 +0000 Luke Whelan 17833 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Local monument part of a Vermont tradition http://www.addisonindependent.com/201303local-monument-part-vermont-tradition <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-16041" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201303local-monument-part-vermont-tradition"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/inStatePix5.thumbnail.jpg" alt="inStatePix5.jpg" title="inStatePix5.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MORE THAN 6,000 people came to Middlebury for Memorial Day 1905 to attend the dedication of the town’s Civil War monument. Vermont Historical Society photo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Nancy Price Graff </div> </div> </div> <p> More than 6,000 people thronged the town on this cool, bright day in May 1905, some having arrived by train from as far away as Burlington and Rutland. The occasion was a special celebration of Memorial Day, a holiday that had arisen spontaneously in the years immediately after the Civil War to honor soldiers from both the North and the South.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16027">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201303local-monument-part-vermont-tradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury history Middlebury Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:57:05 +0000 John McCright 16027 at http://www.addisonindependent.com