• Summer Reading Inspires Lemonade Stand

    As a culminating activity to their reading of Jacqueline Davies’ The Lemonade War, Lindsay Benshoof’s summer school class opened their own lemonade stand. Pictured above are Verona residents Ryan Tsang and Nicky Chiccolini with their first customers,...

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  • VHS Grads Seek Funding For Graphic Novel

    Joseph Grabowski and Colin Lawler are pursuing their dream and they hope you will want to be a part of it. Their dream is writing and illustrating a 350-page graphic novel, and the 2003 graduates of Verona...

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  • Drinking, Driving–And Death

    No parent ever wants to contemplate the death of a child. But in 2004 that became reality for Marianne and Marc Angelillo, when they lost their then 17-year-old son Matthew to a DWI car crash. Marc Angelillo...

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  • Kids Books Needed For Pool Book Sale

    The Friends of the Verona Public Library are seeking donations of gently used children’s books for their upcoming book sale at the Verona Community Pool on Saturday, June 14. The Friends are in need of fiction and...

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  • Holy Spirit To Host Reading, Book Signing

    The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit is holding a reading and book signing on Monday, June 9, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The event features Ethel Lee-Miller, a friend and former writing partner of Verona resident Mary...

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  • Celebrating Women: A Dynamic Presentation On Women’s History

    Award-winning author Penny Colman is coming to the Verona Public Library to give her acclaimed talk “Celebrating Women!: on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. This dynamic program of unique photographs and a lively commentary is based...

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  • Hoogterp Publishes Book On Public Speaking

    It’s not every day that someone in Verona gets a stamp of approval from the chief operating officer of Facebook, but Bill Hoogterp has gotten just that for his new book on public speaking, Your Perfect Presentation:...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Historical Society To Feature TB Sanatorium Book

    Founded in 1907, the Essex Mountain Sanatorium high on the hilltop above Verona grew to become one of the finest tuberculosis treatment centers in the nation, expanding into a complex of 20 buildings that encompassed nearly 300...

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  • Verona Author Makes Reading History

    Guinness World Records has recognized a literacy event featuring Verona author Ed Shankman as the world’s largest reading lesson. On January 22, Turn The Page, a literacy project in New Orleans, held a book-reading session that involved 451...

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  • Clearance Book Sale At Verona Public Library

    The Friends of the Library are hosting a clearance book sale at the Verona Public Library for the month of March in order to make room for new book donations. All clearance books will be for sale...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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