Anne DiStabile: Mover and Shaker

Date: Friday, July 12, 2019

  At 92 Anne DiStabile starts her day with a long walk down the Cathedral Square hallways. It’s a habit the petite, blue-eyed New Yorker has had since her days a young woman when she often walked for miles, savoring the Big Apple’s sights and sounds.   “It was always fun to watch the rich people …

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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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