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Cheryl Wormley

Spring, negatives, and a gorilla

By Cheryl Wormley Finally, finally, we had a lovely spring day or two last week. Thursday was so beautiful – sunny and by mid-afternoon 65 degrees. Daffodils lifted their heads […]

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I worked at The Woodstock Independent

By Cheryl Wormley This is Part II of a three-part column series about what it took to start The Woodstock Independent 35 years ago. Last week’s column ended with the […]

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‘Competition keeps the windows washed’

The Woodstock Independent will celebrate its 35th anniversary April 23. This week and for the next two, I will share some thoughts about lessons learned, being blessed with family and […]

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Thank you, farmers, for feeding us

March 22 was Ag Day. I should have written about it last week. Instead, I’m writing this week, because a column on agriculture is always timely. For years, my mentor […]

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Treasures found during COVID

By Cheryl Wormley This is the anniversary of my first COVID Declarations. Yes, it was two years ago this week when I wrote: “This too shall pass. Until then …” […]

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Perseverance, Endurance, and kindness

By Cheryl Wormley A year ago, I was enamored by Perseverance, NASA’s newest Mars rover, as it landed on the Red Planet. For a year, Percy, as the 2,260-pound rover […]

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A jumble of thoughts

By Cheryl Wormley I’m back from two weeks in Florida. My husband, Jim, and I flew down Feb. 14 to stay with my sister Lois and brother-in-law, Russ, in their […]

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Trust the Torch

By Cheryl Wormley Trust is earned. It can’t be purchased or negotiated. Trust develops over time as a person, business, or institution proves over and over again that it is […]

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After Willie, still lots to do

By Cheryl Wormley Ever been asked what happens in Woodstock after Willie’s prognostication? Or more to the point, what happens in Woodstock after the Groundhog Days festival?  This year, the […]

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Larry Lough

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Larry Lough is editor of The Independent and reports local news.

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