Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense

Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense

Hitchcock - LondonderryAlfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense
Friday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Depot Visitors Center, 34 West River Street, South Londonderry, VT
Hitchcock famously said “Some films are slices of life; mine are slices of cake.” His career spanned forty years and many film eras. Film expert Rick Winston will discuss the evolution of Hitchcock’s craft, exploring his favorite themes, his relationship with his collaborators, and his wry sense of humour no matter how grisly the subject matter. By drawing on twelve film clips, starting with his 1925 silent The Lodger and continuing through to his Hollywood classics such as Notorious and Rear Window, Winston will illuminate the arc of Hitchcock’s brilliant career.
Free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public.
Contact Sharon Crossman at (802) 824-6246 for more information. A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by the Friends of West River Trail.

50 Cups of Tea

50 Cups of Tea

WRT morthers day teaPlease join us at the Depot in South Londonderry for an Afternoon Tea featuring scrumptious sweet and savory treats, fresh flowers and favors. Saturday May 11th, 2:30 – 4 pm at the Depot, Route 100, South Londonderry, VT.

Inspired by local clay artist Susan Leader. To benefit Friends of the West River Trail. $25 per person, limited seating. Advance tickets available at Neighborhood Connections, Mountain Marketplace.
Questions? Please call 802-548-8247

Historic Glass Plate Negatives at Londonderry Depot

Historic Glass Plate Negatives at Londonderry Depot

londonderry arts and historical society

Photo courtesy of Londonderry Arts and Historical Society

 

Charlie Marchant and the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society will present a show of unidentified glass plates (and unidentified photographers) from the early 1900’s. Local shots – might be Londonderry, Windham, Winhall, Chester. Spread the word, this will be a fun night! Yummy refreshments!  Takes place on Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 PM at the Depot in Londonderry.

Report of the Friends of the West River Trail Annual Meeting

Report of the Friends of the West River Trail Annual Meeting

The Friends of the West River Trail Annual Meeting on February 12 at the Depot was a treat!
Having never been to the renovated South Londonderry Depot, I was curious to see it. I also wanted to meet more of our fellow Friends of the West River Trail from further north. Lester, Alex, Jason and I, from the Lower Section, traveled together. Upon arrival, we found a cozily lit open room with new, exposed post and beam construction. There was a display of Railroad memorabilia, a FWRT display, a table full of delectable looking h’or-doeuvres, and friendly faces. After a little socializing, a brief informal meeting was called to order by Fred Haartman, the president. Sherry Crossman reported on interesting updates from the upper section, the lower section gang added our news, and a quick election of officers ensued. At 6 PM, more people arrived for nibbling and schmoozing. At the tolling of the old train bell, our attention was directed to hear about the beautiful old RR bell and meet William Peele, who along with his wife Agnes, generously donated the bell to the FWRT Depot for safe keeping. We then took seats and watched the 7 ½ minute video of the West River Trail, presented by its creator, Tim Lawrence. This upbeat, fun journey on the trail with Tim and his Siberian Husky, shows viewers where to park at the various trail accesses and what type of conditions to expect. This video can be found on our FWRT Facebook page and You Tube. We will get it on the website ASAP!
The Annual Meeting event was fun, informative, and affirming for all. FWRT and friends are a good group of folks with a great mission and an ever improving product—the Trail! We hope to get the upper section folks down here this spring for a picnic and hike on the lower section.
NEWS from the Upper Section: a long planned pedestrian bridge over the river near the Winhall Campground will SOON be a reality! It will be built across the old RR bridge abutments within the next year or so!
Submitted by Kathleen White, Lower section steering committee