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  • Last Von Trapp singer, who served as missionary, dies at 99

    On Feb. 18 Maria Franziska von Trapp passed away after spending her life as a performer alongside her six siblings, and later as a lay-missionary with her step-mother in Papua New Guinea.

  • File-This Aug. 5, 1966, file photo shows members of the Trapp family as they gave a public concert at the family lodge in Stowe, Vermont,under the direction of Msgr, Franz Wasner, their chaplain, and musical director. From left to right are: Mrs. Hugh Campbell, Walpole, Mass.; Agatha, Baltimore, Md. Maria, lay missionary in New Guinea; Rosemarie, New Haven, Conn.; Hedwig, Stowe; Mrs. Maria Augusta Trapp, mother, Stowe; Werner, Stowe, and Johannes, Stowe.  The last surviving member of the famous Trapp Family Singers made famous in "The Sound of Music" died this week at her home in Vermont. Maria von Trapp was 99. (AP Photo/File)

    Maria von Trapp, 99, dies in Vermont

    Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 99.

  • Big family-owned resorts keep their personal touch

    Rosana Faessler checks on reservations, chats with guests in the dining room, makes sure the next morning's breakfast buffet is clean and stocked, then straightens a picture on the wall. These tasks easily could be delegated to the staff. But Mrs. Faessler just can't help herself.

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