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Editor's Picks - Dec. 1-7, 2013
Date: 12/9/2013 Album ID: 1741118
Work by the Valley News photography staff published Dec. 1-7, 2013.
Roger. played by Specer Bladyka of Norwich, Vt., grabs his head in frustration while singing One Song Glory in the first act of the dress rehearsal of Rent at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater in Woodstock, Vt., on Dec. 3, 2013. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap
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Alan Graves, 51, has lived on the edge of homelessness with low wages from part time jobs since 2011. When he lost his job at B.J. Bricker's restaurant in early summer he found himself homeless for the first time in his life sleeping in abandoned buildings, then in camps he cut from the woods near enough to Washington Street to maintain a job search that has remained fruitless.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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After Claremont Police visited the camp to settle an argument between Alan and Kinton, Alan settled down to read the Bible in his tent. Though he finds it difficult to make it to church on Sundays, Alan finds comfort in his Bible. That night, police told him he would have to look for a new place to live in the morning. 

(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Alan Graves visits with Sandy Wilson who allows him to have his mail sent to her house in Claremont Friday, September 6, 2013. Over the summer Alan helped her clean out a vacant apartment in her house where he used to stay with a friend. He's helped me a lot, said Wilson. It just doesn't seem to be right that all this bad stuff keeps happening to him, she said of his situation. But it's no fault of his, he didn't do any of this.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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While waiting outside the First Congregational Church in Claremont for a free meal November 17, 2013, Alan advises an acquaintance on staying warm. Alan gave the man an extra sweatshirt he was wearing and invited the man to use a spare tent he had left at an old campsite. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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On a tip from an acquaintance who works at Market Basket, Alan went to the store to apply and be interviewed for a holiday season position. He had applied at the same store several weeks earlier and never heard back. Alan has found stiff competition for entry level jobs in a vast pool of applicants, many of whom are teenagers looking for part time work. Believe me, I've even applied at Pizza Hut, he said. But they're hiring kids.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Alan coughs over a storm grate on Washington Street in Claremont November 4, 2013. Over the previous two weeks , his health worsened to the point that he was coughing up blood and not leaving his camp except for necessities.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Author Jo Knowles poses for a portrait at the King Arthur Flour Co. Cafe in Norwich, Vt. on November 19, 2013. The local author recently published another young adult book called In Search of Jackie Chan. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage)
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Edward Behr. author of 50 Foods at his home in St. Johnsbury, Vt., on Nov. 26, 2013. Valley News - Jennifer Hauck
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Hanover's Tom Peters, left, leads a group of teammates during hockey practice at the James W. Campion III ice skating rink in West Lebanon, N.H. on November 27, 2013. The team will play more than two weeks of scrimmages against teams in Vermont and Massachusetts before their regulation season begins in December. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage)
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Brothers (left to right) Sam, 14, Josiah, 12, Elijah, 8, and Wade, 6, rake leaves in their front yard in Claremont, N.H., on December 2, 2013. The boys, who are homeschooled, were spending the afternoon raking and splitting wood to earn money to buy their father a Christmas gift. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap
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CVS Caremark Area Director Anne Pohnert slides clinic hours onto the door of the MinuteClinic at the CVS Pharmacy in West Lebanon, N.H. on Dec. 3, 2013. Walking out of the examination room, Nurse Practitioner Margaret Salinas works at the clinic on their opening day. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Newport's Spencer Cronis, center, passes off the ball as Hanover's Jack Cavallaro, center right, during a jamboree game in Sunapee, N.H. on November 30, 2013.  (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage)
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James Perriello is lead out of Sullivan County Superior Court watched by his parents Edward and Beryl Perriello, left, after pleading guilty to second degree murder Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Perriello fatally shot his wife Natalie Perriello during an argument in 2012. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Lebanon's varsity coach Rob Marsh, center, discusses a play with the girls varsity basketball team during practice at Lebanon High in Lebanon, N.H., on December 4, 2013. Marsh was moved into the varsity position after coaching the junior varsity team for years. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage)
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Jennifer Lewis, left, of Quechee, helps Cristian Nielson, 4, of WIlder, make a yarn stocking cap tree ornamant at the WIlder Library in Wilder, Vt. on December 5, 2013. The annual ornament and card making workshop for kids visited WIlder after a stop at the Quechee Library. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage)
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Cardinals center Morgan Busby brings down a rebound over Hillsboro-Deering defenders during their match at Stevens High in Claremont, N.H., on December 6, 2013. The Cardinals won the game 50-26. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage)
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