Katharine Esty on managing unexpected change as we age

May 23, 2024
My phone rang at 6 a.m. as I was leaving for the airport. My travel agent announced, “Your flight has been canceled!” Oh, no. There goes all that planning for my trip to Bill’s memorial service in hard-to-get-to Flint Hill, Virginia. And I will miss


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Linda Anne Lineback, 80

May 22, 2024
Linda Anne Lineback, a vibrant soul and beloved mother, grandmother, partner, and friend, passed away at her home in Carlisle on April 29, 2024.

Gerald Lee Foster, 86

May 22, 2024
Gerald Lee Foster, Lincoln artist, architect, and author, passed quietly in his sleep on June 25, 2023.

Andrew Gregg Wiggin, 63

May 17, 2024
Andrew Gregg Wiggin, 63, formerly of Concord, passed away peacefully at his home in Scottsville, Virginia, on May 3, 2024.

Donald Knudson, 92

May 9, 2024
Donald Knudson, 92, of Concord, died peacefully at home while surrounded by family on May 6, 2024.

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