Contact

Deb:   JASNAVTRegion [at] gmail [dot] com

JASNA-Vermont is your local region of The Jane Austen Society of North America. There are no additional dues for JASNA members to belong to the Vermont region. Non-JASNA members are invited to ‘public welcome’ events, which are advertised in the events/calendar sections of papers like 7-Days, The Burlington Free Press, The Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus, The Rutland Herald, Plattsburgh’s Press Republican, and Lake Champlain Weekly (which serves Vermont, New York and Quebec). Events will also be posted on this blog (see ‘EVENTS’).

JASNA-Vermont welcomes everyone with an interest in All Things Austen; contact us; post to the JANE AUSTEN IN VERMONT Blog; come to our meetings!

22 thoughts on “Contact

  1. To improve upon general notification of events and meetings, would the Jane Austen in Vermont send notices to Vermont libraries for posting? I volunteer at the Richmond Free Library. We would love to have a notice sent to us ( in MS Word if possible) for us to print and place on our bulletin board. Without current notice, patrons must remember to go to your lovely website to find out about meetings.
    Thank you, Jill Martin
    RFL@gmavt.net

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  2. Hello Jill, thank you for your comments and for visiting our blog! I am a member of the Vermont Libraries Listserv and have posted the information for these meetings on there, so please check to see if for some reason our notices are not being received. Also, let me know your email and the contact person at the library so we can send this information for future events directly to you. Again, thank you for your interest! Janeite Deb

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  3. Hello, I’d like to purchase a membership for a friend who is an avid Jane Austen fan. Would you please email me information about signing up?

    Thank you!

    Susan

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  4. I would like to get membership information as I am interested in the society and would like to be a part of it. Thank you very much.

    Holly Grubb

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  5. The JASNA newsletter which I receive yesterday (April 21) mentiioned that the Vermont chapter is interested in Nicholls’ “White soup.” There are several recipes available on line for this concoction, which is so called because no dark meat (that is beef or mutton) are used in making it, but only veal and or chicken. It is a very rich soup with anchovies, cream, egg and ground almonds added, as well as herbs and onion.

    However, soup spoils readily, and it is possible that Nicholls was making a white portable soup, which is described at length in The Frugal Colonial Housewife. One takes a leg of veal, a LOT of chicken and a LOt of water and cooks it all down to a jelly, strains and boils down some more, until one winds up with what amounts to dry bouillon cubes, which, according to the cookbook, you can carry in your pocket. These could be reconstuted when wanted, and the fancier ingredients mentioned above added.

    Incidentally–Nicholls is Mr Bingley’s cook, not his housekeeper. In a household of that level of wealth, there would be both, as indeed Mr Bennet’s also has, although we do not know the name of his cook. The Bennet’s housekeeper is Mrs Hill.

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  6. I am a member of JASNA and would love to receive your newsletters. Your website is inspirational. Many thanks.

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  7. I enjoyed Janeite Deb’s thoughtful review of my novel, Mr Darcy’s Diary, and thought you might like to know that the book is coming out next month in the USA – new title: The Private Diary of Mr Darcy. I like the new cover too (see Amazon for a picture).

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    • Hello Ms. Slater – thanks for letting us know about your American edition – I was lucky to get the UK edition and read it early on – I will post on this tomorrow to let everyone know. Thanks for visiting – and good luck with your book on this side of the pond!
      Best,
      Deb

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  8. Hello, my younger sister wants to start reading Jane Austen books. She tried reading Emma, but the way it is written, in old English is hard for her to fully understand it. Are there Jane Austen books with more of a modern text?

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  9. I’m a member of Jasna as well as JASNANY. How do I become a member of the Vermont chapter? I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.
    Thank you

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    • Hello Anita, yes, you can be a member of JASNA-Vermont by just letting JASNA know – there is no additional charge, as we do not charge local dues. I can do this for you – will email you directly to get your mailing address, etc – then next year when you renew your JASNA membership write on the form that you also want to be in the VT region…
      Will be in touch,
      Deb

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  11. I found this blog today. Since I live in Essex, NY…just across the lake, I thought I would let you know that I am an Austen. My family members are descendents from Thomas Austen. Thomas’ brother William was the father of George, Jane’s father. My father, Henry Edward Austen was born in England, as was everyone before him. We are first generation American…

    Thank you.

    Martha Austen-Hayes

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    • Hello Martha,

      If you are just in Essex, NY you should come to our quarterly meetings! Contact me directly at jasnavermont [at] gmail [dot] com and I will put you on the mailing list – I would like to connect with you and hear your family history!

      Best,
      Deb

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  12. Wonderful! Would love to attend the next meeting…you have my e-mail address…

    Very much look forward to meeting you!

    All my best, Austen (I’ve been referred to as Austen since childhood, so, although birth name, Martha, almost no one calls me that…didn’t want to confuse you.)

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  13. It is with great sadness that I tell you Donald Hendricks, who did those exquisite Jane Austen paper dolls — and the paper doll of Grace Dalrymple Elliott, subject of my biography My Lady Scandalous — passed away March 23rd, 2013 at his home in Laguna Woods, California. I am trying to find out if there is any stock left of his paper dolls, particularly of the literary characters, and will let you know. Right now, I know some come up on ebay, but don’t know any other sites that have them.

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    • Hello Jo – thank you for this – have sent you a direct email in response – was very saddened to hear this – his paper-dolls were exquisite indeed, as you so rightly say…
      Best,
      deb

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  14. I’d like to share two related events going on in upstate New York. First, a staged reading of Howard Fast’s play, “The Novelist” which is a fictional account of the last year in Jane Austen’s life. The reading will be at 7:30 PM on Friday, July 19 at The Hand House in Elizabethtown. It is being performed as a fundraiser for the production of the original musical Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice adapted by Kathleen Recchia with music by Sam Balzac and Kathleen Recchia. The Pride & Prejudice musical will be performed by The Book & Blanket Players Youth Theatre on August 10 at 7 PM and August 11 at 3 PM at Keene Central School in Keene Valley, New York. Admission is free. Donations Accepted. For more information on both events contact Kathleen Recchia at 518-946-8323 or bookinnjay@aol.com

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