Beverly La Point: Has Heels, Will Travel

Friday, April 20, 2018

  The youngest of two girls born and raised in Burlington’s Old North End, as a child Beverly La Point was her father’s favorite. A milk man by trade, she followed him everywhere he went.   Perhaps it was this early bond with her father that later helped Beverly thrive in her first job after high …

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Beverly Giard: A Woman in Motion

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A self-proclaimed tomboy, Beverly grew up in North Hartland, Vermont cycling and swimming with her two older brothers. When she was 12 her family moved to Williamstown, Massachusetts where she spent the remainder of her childhood. Starting at 18 Beverly began working in the office of a cotton factory in Charlemont, Massachusetts.  Because it was …

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Joel LaPointe: Aim, Shoot, Score! Life in a Sports Family

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

There is nothing Joel LaPointe loves more than the sound of a basketball swishing through a hoop at top speed. As the son of a basketball and soccer coach, Joel grew up playing both sports and often accompanied his referee dad to high school basketball games.  Sports will always hold a special thrill for him, …

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Jo Rapone on Farming, Family and Life in Italy

Josephine Rapone, or “Jo” is a natural people person.  With her bright smile and warm personality, she has made many friends at Cathedral Square since she arrived last February. Jo is passionate about Italian culture and language because her family is originally from Italy. Before immigrating to the U.S. around the turn of the century, …

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