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Bethel’s Own Amaryllis Expert Keeps Them Going All Year

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / By Lisa Campbell

When you have a gift, it doesn’t take long for people to notice! When Melanie Brennan Roesch (pronounced Ray-sh) and her husband Sheldon, moved back to Bethel several years ago, she brought with her over 100 amaryllis bulbs. Read More

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Crock Pot Dinner At Town Meeting

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Girl Scouts of Troop #40126 in Bethel are putting on a crock-pot dinner on Town Meeting Day.  Read More


Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

This past Saturday evening, a crowd gathered at the Barnard Town Hall for a potluck and community contra dance hosted by BarnArts Center for the Arts. Read More

Snowmobile Show Is Cancelled

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Vintage Rendezvous snowmobile show sponsored by the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, that was planned for this Saturday, Feb. Read More

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Coloring Page!

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /
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Final Cabin Fever This Weekend

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Cabin Fever Festivus continues at Sandy’s Books & Bakery with the final weekend of events on Friday and Saturday evenings, Feb. 24 and 25, and Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26. Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / news@ourherald.com

During the winter months, the center has re-located to the Stockbridge Meeting House on the Stockbridge Common, while renovation work is being done at the Hancock Town Hall. The center will move back to Hancock the first week of April.  Read More

Hancock Library Is Open Again

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Hancock Free Public Library will re-open at its new location at 1027 Route 100 (the former Village School building) on Wednesday, March 1 from 12:30-5:30 p.m.  Regular library hours will be Wednesday, 12:30-5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 12:30-6:30 p. Read More

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Rochester Shelter Team News

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Rochester Emergency Shelter Team met Wednesday, Feb. Read More

Red Cross Blood Drive at School

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 11:30- 4:30 p.m. at the Rochester School on South Main Street.  Walk-ins will be welcome, but to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Read More

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Chelsea Health Center Awards Wellness Grants

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Chelsea Health Center recently awarded several mini grants to organizations that aim to support and provide wellness and healthy living in the communities it serves. Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Feb. 23, 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. New members are always welcome. Read More

Shindig March 4 In Tunbridge

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / Scott Beavers – 802-384-3937

Local band, “Automatic Rooster” will bring the house down with some “good old rock n’roll and dancin’ blues” on Saturday, March 4 at the Tunbridge Town Hall.  Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Thanks to forester Paul Harwood and an enthusiastic panel of sugarmakers, there was a lively and educational evening last week on “Sugaring.”  Read More

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Breeze Boy

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Surrounded by snow on a barn roof, a weathervane heralds the Monday morning breeze. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Strafford Cabin Fever University To Offer Wide Variety of Classes

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / By Jennifer Brown

The Strafford Cabin Fever University brochure is available and community members are offering a variety of travel slide shows, presentations, and classes in March and April.  Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / Jennifer Brown – 765-4490

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


Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / Laura Craft – 685-4640

Easy come, easy go. The snow stick in our yard, which was covered its full two-foot height just days ago, is now down to one foot, three inches. The driveway is an ice rink again, and the snow is nearly impossible to walk on. Read More

Broad Brook

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / Sara Tuthill – 802-233-7307

In keeping with my New Year’s resolutions, I have managed to learn basic knitting, producing a matching scarf and headband set for granddaughter, Scout; even getting it mailed off expeditiously to Michigan. Read More

Stockbridge Selex Okay Expansion Of Commission

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The following summary of the Stockbridge Selectboard’s February 7 meeting was written from minutes submitted to The Herald.  Read More

BOE Okays Merger Plans, 7 Towns To Vote April 11

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The State Board of Education (BOE) on Tuesday unanimously approved proposals that would create three larger school districts within the White River Valley Supervisory Union (WRVSU).  These proposals will go before voters in all involved towns on Read More

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Royalton Selex Get Update On Foxville Buy-Out Parks

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / By Jo Levasseur

At the Royalton Selectboard’s February 14 meeting, Steve Kondi, a member of the highway crew, discussed policy issues and the board voted to enter into executive session for the discussion. Read More

Community Stories Event at BALE

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Tom Ball lives and works in South Royalton. He doesn’t know Phanuelle Duchatalier, who lives in the same town and goes to Vermont Law School. They are part of the same community but their paths don’t typically cross. Read More

Climate Change Event at VLS

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff will give a presentation entitled “Vermont Fish & Wildlife: Their Future in a Changing Climate,” on Monday, Feb. 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Read More

Lions Assist SoRo School With Vision Screenings

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / By Emily Ballou

The Heartland Lions Club has visited South Royalton School to help promote healthy vision and vision screening.  School nurses are mandated by the state for annual hearing testing for preschool-third and fifth grades, and vision for those of the Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Feb. 23, 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. New members are always welcome.  Read More

Community Radio To Throw a Party

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Royalton Community Radio next month will celebrate four years as an all-volunteer, non-profit community broadcasting station with a “Birthday Party Benefit.”  Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Royalton Memorial Library at 23 Alexander Place in South Royalton is open Tuesday-Friday, from noon-6 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Read More


Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

On Wednesday, I found out that the “Hello, Gramm” scams are still alive and well—surfacing again to “get” us. So beware, folks, even though we thought this one was in the past; apparently it is not.  Read More

Town Officer Candidate Night

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

All Sharon voters are urged to attend the Sharon Town Officer Candidates Night on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Elementary School on Route 132.  For more information, call the selectboard office at 763-8268, ext. 4   Read More

Chandler’s Executive Director Resigns, New Director Sought

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

A press release issued this week by the Chandler Center for the Arts states that, “It is with regret that the board reports the resignation of our executive Director, Katie Trautz. Read More

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Tire Store Opens Doors in Randolph

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Randolph welcomed a new business last month with the opening of a Tire Warehouse on South Main Street. Read More

Chamber Mtg. Won’t Be Held Until May

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The annual meeting of the White River Valley Chamber of Commerce, normally held in February, will be held in May this year.  There will be an official meeting of the membership on Feb. Read More

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Waiting for Spring

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

A steel sunflower, free of snow, awaits the coming of spring on Pleasant Street in Randolph. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Randolph Town Clerk’s News

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Early voter or absentee ballots for the upcoming 2017 annual Town Meeting and annual Orange Southwest Unified Union School District Meeting Australian ballot vote, being held on Tuesday, March 7, are now available at the Randolph Town Clerk’s O Read More

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Signs of Spring

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Telltale indicators of warmer weather reveal themselves throughout Randolph Wednesday afternoon. (Herald / Ben DeFlorio)   Read More

Sign Up Now To Audition For ‘Shrek The Musical’

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Chandler Center for the Arts has announced that auditions for their 19th annual Fourth of July youth musical, “Shrek the Musical,” are scheduled for Sunday, March 5 for lead roles and Sunday, March 12 for elementary and teen chorus ro Read More

Selex Taking Initiative To Find Volunteers for Town Positions

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Randolph Selectboard is making a drive to find more town citizens to fill out the wide variety of volunteer positions that make Town government run smoothly.  Appointments will be the first order of business after the March 7 Town Meeting, a Read More

On Resignation of Flynn, Leahy Calls for Investigation

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Vermont’s senior U.S. Read More

Randolph Selex Appoint New Member of DRB

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / By Dave Crosby

Three members of the Randolph Selectboard met on February 15 to cover various items. Ross Evans was absent. All votes were unanimous.  The members of the board interviewed Daniel Devoe for a seat on the Development Review Board. Read More

Four Vermont Properties Listed On National Historic Register

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Four historic Vermont properties representing the state’s medical, literary, agricultural, and industrial past, are now officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Read More

‘Good Beginnings’ Volunteers Sought To Help New Parents

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Bringing home a baby is a momentous event and anyone who has cared for a newborn knows the value of an extra set of helping hands.  Read More

Free Community Dinner Tuesday

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

This month’s free Community Dinner will take place this coming Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5-6 p.m. at Bethany Church on Main Street Randolph.  Everyone is welcome to come for a potluck supper served in the church’s fellowship hall. Read More

Chronic Disease Workshop Offered

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

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

Pond Village Church News

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / Laura Rochat – 276-3245

The Pond Village Church Community welcomed Ann Childs-Blodgett this past Sunday.  Childs-Blodgett serves as a missionary in Kenya, and was at the church to pick up donations for a school missions project where she works. Read More

TRORC Scholarship Program For Area High School Seniors

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) has announced the release of the 2017 Scholarship Program for the region’s college-bound high school seniors.  Read More

Town, School Meetings Will Be a Day Apart This Year

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / By M. D. Drysdale

Town Meeting Day comes later than usual this year, as the first Tuesday in March isn’t until the 7th of the month. Randolph citizens will find much to talk about town issues and budgets.  Read More

Sign Up for Gov’s Institutes: New One Is Added this Year

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Vermont teenagers in grades 9-11 who love to learn in unusual ways can apply now for the fun and prestigious summer programs offered by the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont. Applications are open at www.giv.org/applynow.  Read More

Learn About Your Town In the Randolph Town Report

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 / By M. D. Drysdale

With Randolph town and school meetings coming up next week, now’s the time to make sure you have a copy of the Randolph Town Report.  The report is considered an important civic document, and for many years it was delivered free to every h Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The center at 6 Hale Street serves lunch in the Fork and Spoon Café, Monday-Thursday, at noon. The center is open for the public from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Read More

Propane Users: Safety Tips To Take During Icy Weather

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

With significant ice expected across the region, propane consumers need take a few important steps to stay safe and warm, according to the Propane Gas Association of New England.  Homes and business that use propane to generate heat or run appli Read More

New Lt. Gov. Begins Series Of Visiting Vt. High Schools

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

Newly-elected Lt. Governor David Zuckerman announced last week that he will visit a Vermont high school every month to “talk and listen” to students. Read More

VINS To Hold Owl Festival, ‘Owl Prowl’ This Weekend

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee will hold its annual Owl Festival this Saturday, Feb. Read More

Former Israeli Ambassador To Speak at Norwich U.

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Peace and War Center at Norwich University in Northfield will present former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Haim Koren for a talk entitled, “An Israeli Diplomat in Arab Countries: A Conversation with Ambassador Haim Koren.”  Read More

Freelance Family Singers Begin

Communities / Feb. 23, 2017 /

The Freelance Family Singers Community Chorus of Woodstock will begin practicing Tuesday, Feb. 21 for their May 6 and 7 concerts.  Read More