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Cash Crop

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

Apple blossoms in abundance are in full bloom this week Terrence Bradshaw, with the UVM apple program, reports these blooms are economically important. Read More

ECFiber Broadband To Cover Six Towns

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

ECFiber has gained a $14.5 million revenue bond to complete construction on infrastructure that will provide universal broadband coverage for six entire towns: Pittsfield, West Windsor, Pomfret, Barnard, Strafford, and Thetford. Read More

USDA Will Loan $17M To Vermont Law School

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

Officials at Vermont Law School last week confirmed a report to the Valley News that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in the waning days of the Obama Administration, approved a $17-million loan to the school.  Read More

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Roads, Town Forest Survey Are Topics for Bethel Selex

Communities / May. 25, 2017 / By Lisa Campbell

At the Bethel Selectboard’s May 22 meeting, Kirk White of the BRI suggested having a meet-and-greet for the new town manager, coinciding with the town concerts on the common this summer. Chair Carl Russell agreed that was a good idea. Read More

East Barnard

Communities / May. 25, 2017 / Marjorie Van Alstyne – 763-7036

Katie Leavitt, daughter of Dan and Jill Leavitt graduated from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business with a bachelors degree in marketing. Dan and Jill and son Benji, Janet Belon and Julie Belon, all attended the graduation. Read More

June 4 Gathering For Bill Johansen

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

There will be an open house gathering in memory of Bill Johansen on Sunday, June 4 at 2 p.m. in the conference room at the Bethel Town Hall. All are welcome.   Read More

Barnard

Communities / May. 25, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

The Feast and Field Farmers, four family farms and their associated businesses, share a lease from the Vermont Land Trust. They also share a mission to grow food for the community and connect people to one another and to the land. Read More

Drug Take-Back Yields Big Haul in Windor Co.

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

On April 29, the Windsor County Sheriff’s office, in cooperation with local and state police, again participated in the DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, resulting in 567 pounds of disposed medications collected for incineration Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / May. 25, 2017 / news@ourherald.com
Hancock

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

Memorial Day in Stockbridge

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

The town of Stockbridge’s annual Memorial Day Parade and Commemoration Ceremony, which will include the School Marching Band, with players from Rochester and Bethel, will take place Monday, May 29, starting at 8 a.m. Read More

Stockbridge Selex Sign Amendment

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

The following summary of the- Stockbridge Selectboard’s May 4 meeting was written from minutes submitted to The Herald.  Read More

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Rochester Selex Host Discussion On Ongoing Buttles Road Issue

Communities / May. 25, 2017 / By Martha Slater

Twenty-one people attended the Rochester Selectboard’s May 22 meeting, a large number of those from Granville, who were there to discuss the ongoing issue with Buttles Road.  Read More

Rochester Farmers Markets Begin New Season June 9

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

The Rochester Farmers Market & Exchange will begin a new season on Friday, June 9 from 3-6 p.m. on the park in Rochester Village.  Read More

Memorial Day Parade Monday

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

Rochester’s annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Main Street on Monday, May 29 at 11 a.m.  Prior to participating in the Rochester parade, the local VFW Post will march in Granville and Hancock and the American Legion Post will ma Read More

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Ready for Takeoff?

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

One of a trio of baby robins that hatched this spring in a climbing hydrangea vine behind a house on Main Street in Rochester, this one looks like he’s ready to try his wings. (Herald / Martha Slater)   Read More

Rochester Historical Society Will Sponsor West Hill Hike

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

“Our Historic Heritage: Rochester’s West Hill Community,” a hike sponsored by the Rochester Historical Society, will take place Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m.-3 pm. The rain date will be Sunday June 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Read More

Future of Health Care Talk Tuesday

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

The Rochester Public Library will host a program on the future of health care next Tuesday, May 30 at 6 p.m.  Read More

Historical Society Art Exhibit

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

Opening on Saturday, May 27, as part of the its summer exhibit on the second floor of the Rochester Public Library, the Rochester Historical Society will share the work of local artists with their reflections of Rochester.  Read More

Moth Radio Group Meets To Plan

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

About a dozen community residents attended a meeting Thursday evening, May 18 at the Rochester Public Library to discuss the possibility of bringing NPR’s Moth Radio Hour to town later this summer.  Read More

Fun Run Event This Saturday

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

The Class of 2020 will host its annual 5K Fun Run this Saturday, May 27, beginning behind Rochester Elementary School.  Registration will take place from 8:30-9 a.m., followed by the Fun Run.   Read More

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Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / May. 25, 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

Special Memorial Day Events Next Monday in Tunbridge

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

Tunbridge will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 29 with the annual Town Hall memorial service at 11 a.m., followed by a parade and outdoor dedication ceremony, as well as plant, book and bake sales, a chicken barbecue, bounce house, and free ice c Read More

SafeArt To Offer Summer Camps

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

SafeArt will offer three summer camps this year—two in Chelsea and one in Randolph.  SafeArt’s Body Positive Dance Camp for anyone ages 14-18, will run June 26-30 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chelsea Town Hall on Route 110. Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / May. 25, 2017 / Scott Beavers – 802-384-3937

Memorial Day events and festivities will include the book, bake, and plant sales (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) organized by the Friends of the Library. If you are interested in contributing to the bake sale, call Sue Barnaby at 889- 3736.  Read More

Register Now for 4-H/Open Horse Clinic in Tunbridge

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

Equestrians of all ages are invited to participate in the Orange County 4-H/Open Horse Clinic, June 8-11 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds.  Read More

Memorial Day Parade in Chelsea

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

American Legion Post #61 and the Coburn-Eastman Post #8451 of the American Legion will co-sponsor the Memorial Day Parade in Chelsea on Monday, May 29.  Events will begin with a traditional ceremony at 10 a.m. Read More

Duck Race Tickets Available Soon

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

During the Memorial Day the festivities in Tunbridge, the Friends of the Tunbridge World’s Fair (FTWF) will sell tickets to their seventh annual Duck Race.  Read More

Vershire

Communities / May. 25, 2017 / Laura Craft – 685-4640

How can it already be Memorial Day weekend? The month of May slipped away somehow, and June is almost upon us. Nonetheless, this Friday, May 26, is the fourth Friday of the month, so come join friends and neighbors beginning at 5:30 p.m. Read More

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BALE Raising $$ To Match Canaday Foundation Grant

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

BALE (Building A Local Economy), a five-year old community resource center for local economy initiatives based in South Royalton, has been awarded a $22,500 challenge grant from the Canaday Family Charitable Trust.  This matching grant supports Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / May. 25, 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

Rising Sun Lodge Masonic News

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

On April 1, Rising Sun Lodge #7 and White River Lodge #90 held a joint degree, where Adeljan Gjoni from Rising Sun received his Master Masons degree.  Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / May. 25, 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. Library services and programs are free and open to the public. Read More

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‘GEMS’ Program for Girls Hires Gage, Will Expand

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

The GEMS board of directors has announces the hiring of Kristen Gage as the organization’s new parttime coordinator. Read More

WR Valley Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Mtg. In Stockbridge

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

At least 35 people from eight area towns attended the annual meeting of the White River Valley Chamber of Commerce held the evening of May 16 at the Stockbridge Meetinghouse on the Stockbridge Common. Read More

RES, Brookfield, Braintree Menus

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

Monday, May 29: Memorial Day.  Tuesday, May 30: Grilled cheese sandwich, broccoli.  Wednesday, May 31: Quesadilla on flour tortilla, corn.  Thursday, June 1: Beef and bean tacos, cheddar cheese, salsa, salad.  Friday, June 2: Pizz Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / May. 25, 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

Fish Hill Plane Crash To Be Commemorated

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

A Memorial Day commemoration will take place on Fish Hill Road from 12:15–1 p.m. after the service at Grant Park to mark the 1943 crash site of a B-17 bomber in Randolph.  Read More

Randolph Rotary Seeking Host Families for 2017-18

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

Randolph Rotary Club’s youth exchange officer, Linda Runnion, is looking for host families for the 2017-18 school year.  Through Rotary International, yearlong high school exchanges offer two to three family hosts. Read More

Food Shelf To Continue Summer Lunch Program

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

The Randolph Area Food Shelf is once again offering its School Kids’ Program (SKiP), a summer lunch program for area children.  Read More

Vt. Archives Division To Host Wednesday Evening Talks

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, will host two evening events at the State Archives in Middlesex to provide history and insight into the sometimes challenging history of Vermon Read More

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Fire in the Sky

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

A bolt of purple lightning cracks the sky during sunset on Braintree Hill last Thursday. (Herald / Dylan Kelley)   Read More

Memorial Day Parade Cancelled, Services To Take Place at RUHS

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

The Randolph Memorial Day Parade scheduled for Monday, May 29, had been cancelled, due to the forecast for inclement weather, however, there will still be Memorial Day services held that day.  Those will take place at 10:30 a.m. Read More

Gifford Palliative & Hospice Care Screens ‘Being Mortal’

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

“Being Mortal,” a PBS Frontline documentary based on the 2014 bestselling book by Boston surgeon Atul Gawande, will be shown on Tuesday, June 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the Chandler Center for the Arts, Upper Room. Read More

Mayo Healthcare Gets a Thumbs-Up From Medicare

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

After recent survey inspections by both state and federal agencies, Mayo Healthcare has been informed by the U.S Dept. of Health & Human Services that it is in compliance with Medicare standards and requirements.  Read More

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Copycat Bird?

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

“When our son, Skip, came over to our house this a.m. before going to the clock shop to work, he asked me to look at our front door,” said Louise Sjobeck of Randolph Center. Read More

RUHS Alumni Plan Celebration in July

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

RUHS Alumni will celebrate all classes ending in 2 and 7 this year with a luncheon on Sunday, July 2.  A complete description of this year’s festivities is in the annual newsletter. Read More

Gardening Questions Answered by Phone

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

Help is only a free phone call away for home gardeners planning a garden and have questions.  The UVM Extension Master Gardener Helpline is open for calls from Vermont and northern New Hampshire gardeners four days a week. Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / May. 25, 2017 /

Kimball Library’s annual Plant Sale is this Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m.-noon, featuring perennials, herbs, houseplants, and veggie seedlings for sale.  There will be no Toddlertime on Friday, May 26. Preschooler Storytime is at 11 a.m. Read More

Broad Brook

Communities / May. 25, 2017 / Sara Tuthill – 802-233-7307

Congratulations to Grace Frary, daughter of David and Melissa Frary, Jr., on her recent acceptance into the National Honor Society.  There’s a great deal of spring sprucing up going on all along Broad Brook, and all the hard work looks gre Read More

Night of Music To Benefit Steeple

Communities / May. 25, 2017 / Jennifer Brown – 765-4490

Linda B & the Barn Cats will play this Friday, May 26, from 8-11 p.m. at Barrett Hall in South Strafford. Admission benefits Town Hall Steeple Fund.  For more information, call Stephen Marx at 765-4059.   Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / May. 25, 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. Read More

Sharon

Communities / May. 25, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

Memorial Day is coming and this Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m., a ceremony of wreath-laying and remembrance will be held on the Sharon Town Common. Read More