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Throwback to Listen’s Lebanon Thanksgiving in 1988; plus, free Upper Valley meals on Thursday

We’re off on Thursday, so I’m posting this #valleynewsthrowback here on UV INDEX one day early.

This year, there are at least three free and public Thanksgiving meals happening in the Upper Valley on Thursday: Listen is hosting one at Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon (starting at noon), and there are also meals at Vermont Law School in South Royalton 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) and the White River Junction VFW (noon-3 p.m.).

Full details on free meals and local turkey trots in this recent Out & About column.

And on to the #tbt!

Listen, a social-service organization based in Lebanon, N.H., held its first community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24, 1988, at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Lebanon volunteers Susan Truman, left, and Pam Bennett join others in saying grace before the dinner begins. Seventy-five people ended up taking advantage of the dinner. Listen was prepared to serve up to 150 people, so the abundant leftovers will be distributed to area social service agencies for their weekly community dinners. (Valley News – Bill Conradt) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Listen, a social-service organization based in Lebanon, N.H., held its first community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24, 1988, at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Volunteers Alan Emery and Friddie Labrecque, 8, of Enfield, N.H., carve up turkey in preparation for the feast. Seventy-five people ended up taking advantage of the dinner. Listen was prepared to serve up to 150 people, so the abundant leftovers will be distributed to area social service agencies for their weekly community dinners. (Valley News – Bill Conradt) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

 

Vermont Law School releases “top 10 environmental watch list”

The annual list highlights “critical law and policy issues they believe will escalate in the coming year.” This year, it includes the following articles:

1. Houston, This is Harvey: Hurricanes are Hazardous
2. Fuel Efficiency Standards Trumped?
3. States Filling the Void on Climate Change
4. Pulling the Teeth Out of the Endangered Species Act
5. Nuclear War: The War Our Planet Won’t Survive
6. The President’s Monumental Mistakes
7. Trump’s Wall: Adios to Environmental Law?
8. Energy Infrastructure Siting Authority
9. Solar Trade Tariffs
10. Permitting Natural Gas Pipelines: Must FERC Take Climate Change Into Account?

Check ’em all out at watchlist.vermontlaw.edu.

Students walk across campus at Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vt., on Sept. 27, 2013. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Video of ceremony welcoming Vermont Law School’s new prez, Thomas J.P. McHenry, is online

Thomas J.P. McHenry at his installation ceremony as president and dean of Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vt., on Oct. 13, 2017. (Photo courtesy Vermont Law School)

Grab the popcorn (after all, it is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, I’m told) and get comfy, because the ceremony — known as an installation ceremony — is an hour and 20 minutes long. Read more about Thomas J.P. McHenry here.