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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 3:55 PM

  • Melanie Maria Goodreaux
  • Matthew Thorsen
We're deeply saddened to report the death, from cancer, of  Seven Days' longtime beloved staff photographer Matthew Thorsen. Though expected, his passing — on New Year's Day 2019 — is nonetheless devastating to us all.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Peacham Congregational Church Seeks Selfies in Unique Fundraiser

Posted By on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 12:42 PM

  • Courtesy of Peacham Congregational Church
  • Peacham Congregational Church
Once upon  a time, before tourists took pictures of themselves, they took pictures of church steeples, autumn leaves and village greens — particularly in Vermont. Many of those images depict the Northeast Kingdom town of Peacham, an off-the-main-road slice of paradise that is said to be the most photographed town in New England.

Who's to argue? (Except maybe Craftsbury.)

"The church has been photographed a lot," local historian Johanna Branson said. "A lot, a lot, a lot."

Now the Peacham Congregational Church is seeking selfies — that is, asking photographers to submit images of the handsome white clapboard structure whose spire pierces the village sky,  and whose glory days are perhaps behind it. In the "Most Photographed" competition, money will be raised by people voting for their favorite picture at the July 16 Peacham Community Picnic, paying $1 each to cast a ballot.

The contest will raise money to help repair the building's clapboards and foundation, and to spruce up the paint job.

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