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Declarations: Landing on ‘free parking’

By Cheryl Wormley The week between Christmas and the New Year is unlike any other. It’s the “Monopoly free-parking space” of my life – a pause between what’s happened and […]

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‘The Work of Christmas’ begins

By Cheryl Wormley Holidays are filled with tradition. For me, Christmas traditions top all others. In my heart and mind, Christmas starts after Thanksgiving – not before. But even as […]

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Santa’s Christmas Eve detour

By Jan Bosman Santa was in a hurry to get started Christmas Eve. The toys were stacked; the sleigh was packed; the reindeer hitched to leave. He should have checked […]

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The magic of Woodstock shines

Back in September when I photographed the filming of Toyota’s holiday TV commercial in Woodstock, I was wearing a T-shirt and jeans, but a tiny portion of the Square was […]

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The Return of the annual Qwistmas Quotes Quiz!

Two years ago, this column gave readers something they could have fun with, especially for that time after the family has shared a Christmas meal together, opened any presents they’ve […]

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Oh, it’s Christmas in Woodstock!

I hadn’t planned a series about Christmas Clearing House, but for the third consecutive week I’m sharing the wonders of an effort that brings the joy of Christmas to our […]

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Christmas is coming

By Cheryl Wormley It’s switchover week. The annual Lighting of the Square Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Christmas parade Sunday left no doubt Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is […]

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Larry Lough

Larry Lough

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

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio has been a freelance correspondent for The Independent for eight years.

Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray wrote for The Independent, covering various beats, from 2005 to 2008.

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Tricia Carzoli

Tricia Carzoli is a freelance writer and photographer that on community news.

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