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AVCC ‘Tiny’ Grant To Fund Projects at Branliere Forest

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Bethel’s Conservation Commission will use a “tiny” grant from the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) to update amenities along the Branliere Forest Trail.  The grant was one of six grants recently funded via Read More

21st Annual Rabies Bait Drop Planned For Nine Vt. Counties

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Vermont is once again taking part in a nationally coordinated effort to halt the spread of rabies. The week-long annual Rabies Bait Drop, which began August 7, is part of a cooperative effort between Vermont and the U.S. Read More

Bethel Lympus Candlelight Service

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The Bethel Lympus Church at Lympus Four Corners will hold its annual candlelight service on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend the service at this historic church, built in 1841.   Read More

News of Area Students

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Megan E. Perkins of Vershire was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., where she is a member of the Class of 2018 and is majoring in anthropology. She attended Rivendell Academy.  Read More

Barnard

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391 clovermont@gmail.com

This weekend, BarnArts’ production of “The Lion King” wowed audiences with the high caliber of the students’ performances. Read More

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New Growth

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

An evergreen sapling emerges from the stump of an old hardwood in the Lympus cemetery. (Herald / Tim Calabro) Read More

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Visit Local Farms Aug. 14-20 During Open Farm Week Paying Respect to Pete

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

During the 2017 Vermont Open Farm Week, farmers across Vermont will exhibit their properties and practices to the public through a unique, behind-thescenes look at their vibrant working landscapes.  This year’s event, August 14-20, will of Read More

VA Event Planned To ‘Welcome Home’ Soldiers

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The VA sponsors “Welcome Home” events around the country for returning military service members and their families.  Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Located at the Hancock Town Hall on Route 100, the center is open to the public and community members are welcome for lunch and activities. Lunch is served at noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is bingo every Friday at 11:15 a.m. Read More

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont Walks & Runs for Children

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Prevent Chid Abuse Vermont will host its annual walks and runs for children at three locations. The Walk for Children is PCAV’s main fundraiser of the year.  Read More

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Hancock Green Concert

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Well-known Vermont musicians Greg Ryan and Rani Arbo will perform a free concert Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. on the green on Route 100 in Hancock (Provided) Read More

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Community Event Marks Business Anniversary

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / By Martha Slater

Doon Hinderyckx and his staff at Green Mountain Bikes are planning a big celebration to mark the shop’s 30th anniversary.  Read More

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Family Visit

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Paul and Randolyn Emerson and their son Daniel of Cary, N.C., visited Rochester last week to learn more about their Emerson ancestors who were among the earliest settlers of the town. Read More

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Season Finale

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

A well-attended performance of baroque music last Sunday afternoon at the Federated Church concluded the Rochester Chamber Music Society’s summer concert series. (Herald / Jerry LeBlond) Read More

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Forest Service Takes Part in ‘Trash Olympics’

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Over a dozen employees of the Rochester and Middlebury Ranger Districts of the Green Mountain National Forest recently picked up four truckloads of trash and debris as part of their fifth annual Trash Olympics. Read More

Two Businesses Share Old Freighthouse

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / By Martha Slater

Built around 1900, the former freighthouse building for the Peavine Railroad was recently restored, renovated, and re-purposed by its new owners, Cheryl and Ray Harvey. Read More

Vendors Wanted For Harvest Fair

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The White River Valley Players’ 29th annual Harvest Fair will be Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Read More

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Homestead, Tunbridge Woman Receive Arts Council Grants

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The Vermont Arts Council this week announced 71 grants totaling $438,408, in the categories of cultural facilities, arts impact, arts partnership, and creation.  Read More

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Fanciful Faces

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Like the dry bones rising up from the valley floor in Ezekiel’s vision, bits and pieces of old farm macinery and hand tools have been knit together to become creatures frightening and comical b Read More

Summer Reading Program In Chelsea Had STEM Focus

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

If you happened to stop by the Chelsea Farmer’s Market on any given Friday this summer, you probably witnessed a group of small builders working diligently to construct bubble wands, gumdrop villages, and other structures from cardboard, newspa Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Fourteen intrepid readers arrived at the finish line for the Race to Read on Monday, where they were given awards by Gary Mullen (The Flying Farmer, #29) and Donna Scott.  Read More

Vershire

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / Laura Craft – 685-4640 craft@maplehurst.com

The community bread/pizza oven at the Town Center now has a beautiful new hood that helps direct smoke up and out the chimney. Many thanks to Neil Hochstedler for his beautiful metal work, and for making this improvement happen.  Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The Chelsea Senior Center is located at the United Church of Chelsea at 13 North Common in Chelsea. It is open on Mondays and Fridays and serves lunch at noon. For more information, call 685-2290. Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The center is located at Barrett Memorial Hall at the junction of Vt. Route 132 and the Justin Morrill Highway, in South Strafford. Lunches are served on Wednesdays at noon. For more information, call 765-4121. New members are always welcome.  Read More

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Rare Plant Discovered In ‘Marshy Meadow’

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department botanist, Everett Marshall and his wife, Deb Parrella discovered a flowering plant on a hike at Raven Ridge Natural Area in Monkton that has not been seen in Vermont for decades and was thought to be extirpated, Read More

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Royalton Radio’s ‘Pedal Power’ Fundraiser Set for August 19

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Royalton Community Radio’s fourth annual Pedal Power to the People event will be Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds in Tunbridge.  Read More

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Bee Breakfast

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

A bee hovers near flowers on a hanging basket during its quest for pollen in South Royalton last week. (Herald / Tim Calabro) Read More

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Vice Dean Named Director Of VLS Environmental Law Center

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Vermont Law School’s prestigious Environmental Law Center (ELC) has a new director, according to a release this week from Vice President and Dean Tom McHenry.  Read More

‘Sprouty’ in Sharon Is Benefit For Farm to School Program

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The annual Sprouty fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning at 9 a.m. The organizers are looking for walkers, runners, volunteers, and people to just come and have fun.  Read More

Broad Brook

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / Sara Tuthill – 802-233-7307 vtsarashere@yahoo.com

Ed and Jeannette Digby would like everyone to know how appreciative and grateful they are for all the support they are receiving from the surrounding communities, and especially the volunteers from the fire departments who responded to their house fi Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The South Royalton Senior Center is located at the Royalton Academy Building at 4266 Vt. Route 14 in South Royalton. Lunches are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. For more information, call 763-7386. Read More

Sharon

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

Angus Johnson was taken to DHMC for emergency surgery last week. His family and friends wish him well. Read More

Learn Composting Basics in Online Course

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

For those interested in composting, but lacking the knowledge to do so effectively, the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Master Gardener Office will be offering a six-week online course this fall on the basics of backyard composting. Read More

How Your Best Friend Could Save Your Life

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / By Patricia Jacobs

In the midst of the busy summer travel months, it’s important to remember that our efforts to make our roads and highways safer must continue. Read More

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RUHS Mt. Biker Places Fifth; AD Croucher Is Top Triathlete

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / By Maegan Winters

Ethan Farmer, a 10th-grader at Randolph Union High School, once again proved his fervor for mountain biking on July 23, when he participated in a Category 1 race at Catamount Outdoor Family Center in Williston.  Racing at the event, referred to Read More

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In Harmony

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Song leader William Brigham leads attendees in a collective singing of “The Church in the Wildwood” with the help of organist Laurence Leonard at the Braintree Old Home Day Service on Sun Read More

Sample Area Craft Brewers Aug. 12 at Brookfield OTH

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The Brookfield Old Town Hall’s first annual Beer Fest is this Saturday, Aug. 12, beginning at 5 p.m. Read More

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Reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets Aloud at Kimball Library

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Kimball Library and Amy Leavitt, a voice and speech teacher, will offer a free evening of reading aloud Shakespeare’s sonnets Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 6-8:30 p.m. downstairs in Kimball Library on Main Street in Randolph.  Read More

‘Fitness Center’ Request Is on DRB’s Agenda

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / By Dave Crosby

The Randolph Development Review Board will meet Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. to review five applications, including requests for a fitness center on Park Street and a pocket park on Randolph Avenue. Read More

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Cooler & Clearer

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Matthew Brault (left), passes pliers to his grandfather Alain Brault (center), while Jacques Martell of Berlin shares a joke with them at the Brookfield Floating Bridge. Read More

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Urogynecologist Dr. Viselli Joins Gifford Medical Center

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Dr. Anne Viselli, who has joined Gifford Medical Center, specializes in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the pelvic floor, with particular emphasis on urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pain disorders. Read More

Gifford Opens Next Stage at Morgan Orchards

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Gifford’s new Independent Living facility at Morgan Orchards, the Senior Living Community in Randolph Center will open next Tuesday, Aug. 15, according to a release from the hospital.  Read More

Chronic Disease Workshop Offered

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for anyone living with a chronic disease.  Participants will build the skills they need to manage their condition, share their experienc Read More

Habitat Info Mtg. Monday at Library

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Everyone is invited to join Central Vermont Habitat for Humanity on Monday, Aug. 14 from 7-8 p.m. at the Kimball Public Library for an informational meeting about the next Habitat for Humanity build in Randolph.  Read More

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Horse Show This Sunday

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The MidState Riding Club will hold its annual horse show at the club grounds on Equine Lane in Randolph on Sunday, Aug. 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Read More

Architectural Historian Topic: Sen. Morrill & Gothic Revival

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Strafford Historical Society will host a talk by architectural historian Glenn Andres at the Strafford Town House, on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. Read More

Are You Next? Tips To Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Read More

Vt. Arts Council Making Grants To Area Orgs

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

The Vermont Arts Council this week announced 71 grants totaling $438,408.  Awards were given in the categories of Cultural Facilities, Arts Impact, Arts Partnership, and Creation.  Read More

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Greek Mythology Still Seems To Have Relevance

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / By Christopher David Costanzo

Anyone who contemplates ancient statues of the Greek gods is struck by their apparent embodiment of good health and equanimity. But appearances can be deceiving. Read More

Peregrine Falcon Cliffs Reopened

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 /

Vermont Fish & Wildlife has reopened the cliffs closed to hiking and access earlier this spring to protect nesting peregrine falcons.  Read More

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Forest Tent Caterpillars: Rain on a Sunny Day?

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 / By Lisa Niccolai
The Outside Story

Walk through a hardwood forest this month and it may seem more like October than July. Trees that normally provide cool shade have bare crowns with just a hint of green. And is the bark on that sugar maple moving? Read More