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Local history

Frederick Law Olmsted - New England's Beloved Son (Presentation with Ann McEntee via Zoom): Frederick Olmsted, father of landscape architecture, designed our first city parks, park systems, model suburban communities. He promoted environmentalism and the creation of the national park system. Greatly influenced by his New England upbringing, he instilled in us a love of our American landscapes. Talk begins with a brief overview of his early life in New England and numerous jobs before partnering with architect Calvert Vaux to design Central Park. Each job taught him skills that served him well in his landscape architect work. The talk then turns to two of his New England works - Emerald Necklace and Shelburne Farms - that display his fundamental design principles and techniques. Boston's Park System reveals Olmsted's sensitivity to the growing city and the need to "green" it through parkland and parkways. Shelburne Farms, one of his two contributions to the Country Place/Estate Movement, presents additional design strategies while underscoring his fundamental design principle, "look to the genius of the place." Through both works we can understand how the majestic scenery of New England shaped and then directed his work as a designer of great landscapes. 7 p.m. Zoom. Information and link:


GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention sponsored by Guilford Cares: Introduction to basic tai chi forms along with classes which improve strength and balance. Pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated if necessary. Instructor: Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Every Wednesday: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ongoing Beginners. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Beginners. Donations welcome. Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Dr. off Rte. 5. Information: Leah: 802-579-1350,

Advance Care Planning - Taking Steps Brattleboro (via Zoom): Advance Care Planning is a process of creating a written health care plan that tells others what you would want if you couldn't tell them yourself. It includes discussing choices about end-of-life (EOL) care with your medical provider, family, others and includes choosing/educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive (AD). Learn if adding a COVID-19 or Dementia provision would be beneficial to include or add to a previously completed Advance Directive. 10-11 a.m. Visit to see forms and obtain information to ask questions. Free. Zoom. Leave your contact info to receive Zoom link via email and/or phone call-in number: Ruth Nangeroni:, 802-257-0775 ext. 101.



January 2022