July 25th, 2013
DERBY LINE/ STANSTEAD, QUE. â€“ Working with 35 cast members including a group of children and a dog to create a live show to entertain hundreds may seem like an enormous and stressful task, but not for Phil Gosselin, a new director with QNEK. Gosselin works methodically and remains cool, clam, and relaxed no matter what surprises come his way. Gosselin is directing "Annie, The Musical," which premieres tonight at the famous Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, VT, and Stanstead, Quebec.
For more about the cast and crew, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 26, 2013.
Hamelinâ€“â€“ Lucille F. passed away quietly, surrounded by family on Sunday afternoon, July 21, 2013, following a documented twenty-three year struggle with Parkinsonâ€™s disease which began with symptoms ten years earlier.Â
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.
DERBY â€“ The owners of Sticks and Stuff, a retail home center and building supplies company, have applied for a permit with the Town of Derby. The owners bought the former IROC building on the Quarry Road a few weeks ago but they have remained quiet on their plans. Â
For more of this story, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 25, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ In an effort to promote green energy, individuals involved with the Climate Summer Movement have been touring the greater Newport area this week. Climate Summer is a program with the Better Future Project in Cambridge, MA. The project works to build the climate action movement. The group in Newport consists of a half dozen young adults who want to talk to people about a future free of fossil fuels.
To read more about them and their cause, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 25, 2013.
DERBY CENTER â€“ The North Country Union Junior High School board focused on several food related issues at a recent meeting, including the district wide policy on handling delinquent payments for school lunches and concerns about the quality of the meals being served. For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 15, 2013.
Doucetteâ€“â€“ Sandra J., 77, of Derby, VT passed away on July 19, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
The building housing the Village Pizza in Orleans sustained about $70,000 worth of damage in a fire that investigators believe was electrical. For more on this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 24, 2013.
John Selmar was a machinist for Columbia Forest Products, but on retirement, his focus became photography, and not just taking photos, but creating works of art that capture the imagination and reflect the beauty of nature. Read about him in Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 24, 2013.
ORLEANS-Mari Harter of the host Orleans club carded a final round of 81 for a 162 total to win the 2013 Ruth Raymond Jones Seniors' Championship by three strokes over a charging Sue Bagley of St. Johnsbury.
Sue shot the best round of the day (79) to move into the runner-up spot with a 165 total. Rhonda Colvard of Burlington was third with a 168 total. Deidre Mahler of the Country Club of Vermont was fourth at 170.
Margie Kaat, who was in contention after Wednesday's round, was forced to withdraw after breaking her wrist Wednesday afternoon.
Cerasoâ€“â€“ John Anthony died suddenly July 17, 2013.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.