Shirley Bragg: A Life of Service

Author: Kristin D’Agostino | Date: Friday, July 12, 2019

For Shirley Bragg the call to serve God came at a young age.   Having decided to be a language teacher, she studied at UVM for a year. Then, one day she was at a Bible camp with her sister listening to a young preacher’s sermon, when she felt a stir of excitement in her heart. …

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Beverly La Point: Has Heels, Will Travel

Date: 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

Date: 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

Date: 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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