Elizabeth Armstrong

Graber weaves magic in Brattleboro Women’s Chorus

I have written letters to the editor before, and they have usually been about school shootings, gun laws, or ageism. But today I want to write about a very uplifting and joyous topic.

I am a member of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, and we just performed our fall concert.

This chorus consists of about 100 women from all parts of Windham County. To join the chorus, all you need is a love of singing and a commitment to show up for rehearsals. There are no tryouts; singing ability doesn't matter. Any and all singers are welcome - just come and sing.

There are some beautiful singers in the group, some OK singers, and then some like me who are learning but will never be a solo performer.

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Gun problem will not be solved by individual states

I often worry about a shooting occurring in my neighborhood or place of work and hope it never happens. But it finally happened on Sunday afternoon - not in my neighborhood, but in my former neighborhood. I lived and worked in Gilroy, Calif., for the better part of 26...

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Youthful potential should complement, not denigrate, elder wisdom

Words and phrases like “old,” “elderly,” “aged,” “past one's prime,” “advanced in years,” “long in the tooth,” “in one's dotage,” “doddering,” “decrepit,” “senile,” “not long for this world,” and “no spring chicken” all describe the older generation, which starts at no precise age. Most of these words are particularly...

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