Author: Ben Chiappinelli

Essex Free Library Book Reviews: April 12, 2018

Paradox Bound By Peter Clines Adult Fiction, 2017 Reviewed by Ann Paietta Paradox Bound is a very interesting and engaging novel about time travel and the search for the elusive American dream. The two main characters are Eli Teague from Sanders, Maine and Harry, who is the time traveler. When they first meet, 8-year-old Eli mistakes Harry for a man but is surprised when he discovers that Harry is a woman. She becomes intrigued, and she never leaves his mind. Harry and Eli meet several times during Eli’s life and meets Harry for the third time when he is...

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Raptors wow all ages at Brownell Library event

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) presented a special program with three live raptors visiting the Brownell Library on Saturday, April 7. The first-hand encounter enabled participants to understand the defining characteristics that make a bird a raptor and their adaptations for life as a predator on the wing. Touchable artifacts and hands-on materials rounded out this special experience. Photos by Kyle St....

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Middle schools net titles in volleyball tournament

On Saturday, March 31 the Middle School Volleyball State Championship was held at EHS. Over 200 athletes from 12 Chittenden County schools participated in the tournament’s A and B levels. After the A team playdowns, Albert D. Lawton School was seeded first going into the semifinals.  They beat Mater Christi in the semifinals 2-1 and advanced to play L.C. Hunt in the  finals. ADL came out strong and won the first set by a six point margin. In the second set, L.C. Hunt fought their way back from a four point deficit to win and tie the score 1-1. ...

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EHS alum to host the only game (festival) in town

Tabletop and video games have branched out since the advent of such classics as “Monopoly” or “Pac-Man.” Today’s games often involve intricate strategies or cooperative gameplay, and video games have started to rival big budget films with their visual effects and A-list actors. Like the film industry, technology has made it easier for games to be produced right here in Vermont, and many of them will be on display at this weekend’s Champlain Games Festival. Festival creator Curtis Aube, who founded Ketos (pronounced Kay’-tos) Games with his wife, has been a part of the gaming community in Vermont for...

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