Looking out at her backyard recently, Hillary Boardman was met with a surprise visitor — a bobcat. “So majestic” she said of the feline. We have to agree. What are you seeing in your world? Share with us by emailing jessie@otherpapersbvt.com.

On a clear mid-winter day several years ago, my student Sarah Wakefield and I pulled on snowshoes, donned backpacks, and headed up through Smuggler’s Notch. Our destination was Big Spring. When it emerges from the culvert, the spring water jo…

Dorothy Humes Eldred, 96, formerly from Manchester, died on February 16, 2021, at Wake Robin in Shelburne, where she resided for 24 years.

A well-known landmark at Shelburne Farms was the landing spot for a pretty cool interloper when Rick Peterson caught this photo. Would you have noticed?

In an effort to bring more color and excitement to the Shelburne Community School hallways, art teacher Pete Boardman and University of Vermont student teacher Dan Reinville have been working with students to paint temporary murals on the loc…

There comes a time in every mammal mother’s life when her young leave. For some, this comes in a matter of weeks, for others it might be years. As I follow bobcat tracks through snow on a mid-winter day, dispersal is on my mind.

On Sunday, Feb., 7, 2021, Kira Jaye (KJ) Serisky died peacefully after a long, painful, and courageous battle with complications related to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, her loving parents, Marge and Pete Serisky, holding her in their arms.

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Janet Kerin Stackpole, community organizer, former Burlington Alderman and the best hostess ever, died on Feb. 18, 2021.

Mary Ann Knox, 81, died peacefully after a brief illness with cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, with her family by her side.

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