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2017 Year in Review Video

We wanted to share some inspiring quotes from the wonderful people we met through our programs in 2017. So we put together a two-minute video that includes photos from many of our programs.

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Looking for Meaning

After the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas that left 26 dead and many wounded, many of us had the same thought: of all places for this to happen – a church, and in the middle of a worship service. One might think a church would provide some shelter from such things.

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Before Your Time: Vermont’s Great Flood

It is considered the biggest natural disaster in Vermont’s history. But the 1927 flood was an even bigger turning point. The rebuilding process set in place some of the infrastructure that we still use today. And right before the Great Depression and the New Deal years of the 1930s, it focused the federal government’s attention – and some of its money – on a state that had never really asked for it.

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