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A Few New Year's Eves From The Past...From Grace Potter to Bentley's Woodstock

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We used to spend our New Year's Eve with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at Higher Ground in Burlington VT. The band would perform a regular set then perform a set in character from a movie of their choosing.

2008 The Royal Tenenbaums More images, click HERE
2009 Top Gun More images, click HERE
2010 The Big Lebowksi More images, click HERE
Now I shoot New Year's Eve for The Vermont Standard covering the Bentley's New Year's Eve Party in Woodstock Vermont. 2011 More images, click HERE
2012 More images, click HERE
I will be shooting atBentley's  again this year, maybe I'll see you there.

The Case of the Missing Mona

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Thursday night, December 19, 2013, for one performance only, The Zack's Place Theatre Guild performed "The Case of the Missing Mona." The play was written, directed and acted by all the folks at Zack's Place, with a few cameos from community members. The plays centers around a Zack's Place fundraising gala held at the Museum of Fine Arts in BostonMassachusetts, where on loan from the  Louvre in Paris, the Mona Lisa is on display. After the gala, it is discovered that the Mona is missing.
The cast weaves their way through Boston looking for clues and slowly make their way back to the museum, where miraculously the painting has reappeared. But How? and Why? With the help of some famous Inspectors: Inspector Zackzoe, Detective Sarah and The Pink Panther the mystery is solved. "The Case of the Missing Mona" was the 7th musical presented by Zack's Place and one of their most creative. More performance images, click HERE


Zack's Place Theatre Guild Pr…

Our Christmas Eve Groaning Board

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What's a Groaning Board, you say?

As a popular English idiom, “groaning board” simply means a dining table laden with a large amount of food. It is a feast of various foods served within a casual atmosphere.

The “groan” in “groaning board” (which dates back to the 17th century) refers, as you guessed, to the creaking and groaning noises produced by the wood of the table under stress by the weight of the food. The use of the word “board” for “table” was standard at the time, as tables for feasts were often literally long boards held up by trestles. This is the same “board,” by the way, found in the phrases “room and board” and “boarding house,” in each case referring to the inclusion of at least some meals in the deal.

More images, click HERE.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

"Little Drummer Boy" performed by Bob Seger in 2011

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Bob Seger performs a wonderful version of "Little Drummer Boy"
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
DCU Center, Worcester MA
Nov 29, 2011 Hope this helps get you in the Christmas mood.


Merry Christmas to all
And Happy New Year.
Photos by Nanci

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Around the World in 80 Days with the Yoh Theatre Players

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December 13, 2013 Woodstock VT
This past weekend the Yoh Players performed Mark Brown's adaptation of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days". The play takes place in the attic of a large New England house on Christmas Eve, 1872.

Alek Beaudoin takes on the role of the very proper Phileas Fogg, who wagers £20,000 (a staggering sum in 1872) that he and his newly hired manservant, Passepartout (the agile and quite comedic Brendan Geiger), can accomplish the trip. Beaudoin is perfect for the straight man in this comedy, so the more properly dignified he is, the better — and he is impeccable. But it is the supporting actors who get the chance to shine in plethora of strange roles.

New to the Yoh Players, Peter Vollers plays Detective Fix, a quirky London law enforcement officer who believes Fogg is an escaped bank robber and follows him on his trip almost every step of the way.
Aouda, the young Indian widow whom Fogg and Passepartout save from death as a suttee, Lily D…

Candlelight Vigil, Wassail Weekend, Around the World in 80 Days and more!

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The weekend began on a somber note Thursday evening with a Candlelight Vigil sponsored by GunSenseVT remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook Tragedy.
Images are posted HERE.


Woodstock Vermont hosted its 30th Annual Wassail Weekend with events packed into every day Friday the 13th through Sunday the 15th!

Friday kicked off the Wassail Weekend and I visited the North Pole! The Woodstock Little Theatre was transformed into Santa's village by the Woodstock Recreation Center. Lots of activities for kids, even a chance to visit with the Jolly Old Elf himself.
Images are posted HERE.

Next up was a trip "Around the World in 80 Days" The Yoh players performed the Mark Brown interpretation of the Jules Verne's classic adventure.
Images are posted HERE.

Saturday December 14th was jam packed with events happening all day and night around Woodstock Vermont.

The 29th Annual Wassail Equestrian Parade 
hosted by High Horses Therapeutic Riding. This year featured over 30 riders/horse…

Holiday Craft Fairs and Bazaars in Full Swing-Support Your Neighbors!

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Local Holiday Craft Fairs and Bazaars are in full swing now. Just in time for Holiday shopping.  Support your friends and neighbors by purchasing a special hand crafted gift for your loved ones.

Photos By Nanci covered many of these events for The Vermont Standard.

Saturday November 30, The Woodstock Inn and Resort hosted their Annual Craft Fair.
Images from that events are posted here.

Last weekend saw many craft fairs, a bell ringer concert, an open house and even a visit from Santa. If you couldn't make it out to visit some of these events sit back and click your way through my galleries to see what you missed.

The Saxton's River Bell Ringers hosted a Holiday Concert at the Ascutney House in Ascutney VT on Thursday December 5 at 7 pm. The event was hosted by the Weathersfield Proctor Library. Images are posted here.

Lots happened on Saturday December 7...

Hartland Elementary , Hartland VT hosted their annual Breakfast with Santa.  Images are posted here.

Brownsville VT host…