Brooklyn, N.Y.-based elementary school teacher Nicole Brierre revisited her Rutland childhood to write her first children's book, Chanterelle Finds a Family. Chanterelle, a carefree puppy, lives in the wilderness with his animal pals. Sometimes, though, he dreams of life as a cherished pet. When a human family hikes through his neck of the woods, Chanterelle follows them home. Brierre's family dog inspired the story for kids ages 5 to 7; her brother, Ben Brierre, and his girlfriend, Sidney Hoang, created the illustrations. Kids will connect with the cuddly dog's desire for independence and security. Brierre hints that she has fodder for more books because the real Chanterelle, who was also discovered in the woods, gets into "lots of mischievous situations."
GMYS offers a 7-day, intensive residential musical experience for intermediate and advanced student musicians. This year GMYS C.A.M.P. will meet August 7-13, 2016 at Johnson State College. Participants work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes and orchestra rehearsals. There is also plenty of time to…(more)