• 2017,  History,  The Thompson,  Uncategorized

    Accidental Collapse of Germany Part 4

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    The Thompson Senior Center presents

    Accidental Collapse of Germany: Part 4
    presented by Jürgen Ewert

    “Jürgen will analyze the events in East Germany that were causing the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 by using information provided by Mary Elise Sarotte in her book “The Collapse.” He will contribute thoughts based on his own life experience. Since he was already residing in the United States when the Berlin Wall fell he developed a different view of German politics than most former East Germans.

    “It was not Gorbachev, it was not Reagan, it was the people of East Germany yearning for freedom. Their quest was aided by the incompetence of the East German regime and individuals who made critical decisions that pushed the process along.”

  • 2017,  Learning Lab

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    Norman Williams Public Library & Learning Lab presents: The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant At The Covered Bridge‘s very own Jevgenija Saromova, Executive Chef.

    “Jevgenija Saromova is the Lincoln Inn and Restaurant’s head culinary artist known for her creative vision and artful presentations. Although she comes to us from award winning and Michelin Star restaurants in Italy, France, and England, Jevgenija’s talents extend far beyond any border. Her limitless passion for cooking and her inventive dishes have pushed the boundaries of food innovation. She puts all of herself into each and every plate she creates. She considers dining an entire experience that ignites all the senses. Her natural abilities allow her to pair ingredients artfully, and she loves finding the perfect combination of taste and texture. Jevgenija never fails to astonish dinner guests with her flavors and presentation.

    Aside from her natural talents, Jevgenija has had over twenty years experience as a professional chef. She began cooking at a young age under the influence of her grandmother, who first inspired her to use fresh herbs and vegetables from her garden for her dishes. She began working in a restaurant in her hometown of Jurmala, Latvia at the age of 17. She attended culinary school while continuing to cook in restaurants in Latvia before taking her talents to European kitchens in Italy and France, where she immersed herself in the food and culture of the regions.

    Because of the years Jevgenija spent cooking in professional kitchens around the world, combined with her natural inclination toward multi-sensory perfection, Jevgenija has developed her own culinary style unlike any others. Cooking is her passion, and like all artists, she looks to create beauty out of what the earth provides. Her food compositions aren’t just for satisfying the hunger of the body, but also to satiate the deeper soul. Jevgenija has arrived at the Lincoln Inn and Restaurant straight from England, and her one-of-a-kind flair for culinary innovation will take the Vermont food culture to a whole new level.”

  • 2017,  Bookstock

    Bookstock: Authors from Sisters in Crime

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    “Authors from Sisters in Crime, a national organization of mystery and thriller authors, will talk about how great fiction starts in the real world.

    Connie Johnson Hambley writes high-concept thrillers featuring remarkable women entangled in modern-day crimes. Growing up on a dairy farm would have been idyllic if an arsonist hadn’t burned her family’s barn down. Bucolic bubble burst, she began to steadfastly plot her fictional revenge after receiving her law degree from Vermont Law School. She has written for Bloomberg BusinessWeekNature, and more. She honed her skills of storytelling with vivid characters and stories that feel too real to be fiction in her suspense novels, and her short story, Giving Voice, won acceptance in New England’s Best Crime Stories: Windward. Join Connie as she moderates “We’re Not Making This Up,” a discussion of how authors use threads of real life to weave better stories.  Learn more at www.conniejohnsonhambley.com.

    Roberta (Robbie) Harold is a novelist, poet and non-fiction writer from Montpelier, Vermont. As R.A. Harold, she is the author of two historical mysteries, Heron Island, set in Vermont, and its sequel, Murdered Sleep, set in Washington, DC. Murdered Sleep won the 2015 Genre Fiction award from the Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE). Her work has been published in Vermont LifeHunger MountainSynezoma, and South Carolina Review. A 2001 graduate of Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, she won its Robert Haiduke Poetry Prize in 1999. She is a frequent contributor of articles and reviews to the Montpelier Bridge and is active in community theater. She is currently at work on two new novels, neither of them mysteries (except, at this point, to herself).

    Born in Sacramento, California, Kate George has crisscrossed the continent, living in places like Catalina Island, Vancouver, British Columbia and Vermont. She currently lives miles from anywhere content to write mystery and romance surrounded by her dogs (3) and children (4). She has published two Bree MacGowan mysteries, Moonlighting in Vermont and California Schemin’ and is currently working on the third in the series.”

  • 2017,  Bookstock,  Local Interest

    BOOKSTOCK Lambert, McCabe & Crum

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    The Outside Story: Local Writers Explore The Nature Of New Hampshire & Vermont


    The Center for Northern Woodlands Education has formed a community of writers who share their curiosity about nature in Northern Woodlands magazine and in a series of weekly articles featured in Twin State newspapers since 2002. The Center’s assistant director, Dan Lambert, will introduce the second compilation of these articles, The Outside Story: Local Writers Explore the Nature of New Hampshire and Vermont. Two of the authors will then read from the book.
    Declan McCabe is a community ecologist and chair of the Biology Department at St. Michael’s College. He has authored twenty peer-reviewed publications in science and education journals and writes for The Outside Story on topics relating to macroinvertebrates and freshwater ecosystems.
    Howard Krum is an aquatic animal veterinarian who combines his love for animals and creative communication in entertaining essays and books. He is the author of the award-winning book series, An Animal Life, and is the former head veterinarian at the Georgia Aquarium and the New England Aquarium.