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Bethel Recreation Committee Plans Black-Tie Fundraiser

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Bethel Recreation Committee has announced an upcoming black-tie fundraising event featuring music by the String Quintet of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and a dinner prepared by Willy Walker and friends, on Saturday, May 13 at the Bethel Town H Read More

Broad Brook

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

What a beautiful snowfall we had last week, relished by skiers and snowmobilers alike, as the days following have been perfectly stunning, filled with blue skies and sunshine. Read More

Dollar General Tweaks Rt. 12 Site Plan

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 / By Jeremy Frost

The Bethel Developmental Review Board (DRB) met twice on Tuesday, March 21, to continue discussion on a proposed Dollar General store in Bethel. The first meeting occurred as a 3 p.m. Read More

Bethel Town Clerk’s Notes

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

April 1 will be here before we know it and all dogs, six months old and older must be licensed. A copy of a current rabies vaccination must also be filed. Read More

Barnard

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

Saturday evening, a Hot Flannel concert was presented by BarnArts as a “fun-raiser” to announce the Summer Music on the Farm Concert Series and launch the fundraising campaign (If you are interested in supporting, contact me). Read More

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Barnard School Board

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

Academy School Board convened for the first time since Town Meeting, where everyone on the previous school board had resigned, the proposed supervisory union merger was voted against, and new representatives were elected. Read More

Vershire

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

There are several opportunities this weekend to gather with friends and neighbors over a meal. On Friday, March 24, the monthly Fourth Friday Community Potluck takes place at the town center. Read More

Hancock Selex Elect Collins, Open Bids for Churchville

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The following summary of the Hancock Selectboard’s March 7 meeting was written from minutes submitted to The Herald.  The board reorganized and Monica Collins was elected chair for the ensuing year  Read More

Rivendell District Passes School Budget after Amendment Fails

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 / By Laura Craft

On Tuesday evening, March 21, The Rivendell Interstate School District held its annual meeting and vote on the budget.  David Hooke, who is also town moderator in Vershire, called the Rivendell Interstate School District Annual Meeting to order. Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

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

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Enough Already!

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

A traffic stop sign in Rochester seems to suggest that Winter Storm Stella should be the last of the season. (Herald / Jerry LeBlond)   Read More

Rochester Book Club News

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Rochester Historical Book Club will meet Thursday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rochester Public Library to discuss the book, “River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey” by Candice Millard.  Read More

Rochester Town Clerk News

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

All dog owners in Rochester are reminded that their dogs must be licensed by April 1, 2017. A current rabies certificate is needed in order to obtain a license.  The town clerk’s office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Read More

Act 46 Info Meeting Tonight

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Rochester School Board will host an Act 46 discussion and information meeting on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the commons area at the Rochester High School.  Childcare will be provided.   Read More

Earned Income Tax Credit Brings Additional Benefits

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

This year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can help working families in Vermont make ends meet with a credit up to $6,269. Read More

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Chelsea Farmers Mkt. Annual Mtg.

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The annual meeting for the Chelsea Farmers Market will be on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Mar. 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. Read More

Family Science Night in Chelsea

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

Have you ever wondered how to make a bouncy ball or seen a geyser explode? Have you thought about the best way to turn dirty water into clean water?  Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Mar. 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. Read More

Tunbridge Library

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

Next month’s event include another gathering of fiber artists on Wednesday, April 5 from 6-8 p.m., and the next art reception on Sunday, April 9 from 2-4 p.m.  Read More

‘Toast’ To Play At Final Shindig

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The last Shindig of the 10th season will happen on April Fools Day, Saturday, April 1 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Tunbridge Town Hall.  Read More

Planning Meeting For World’s Fair

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The annual World’s Fair Strategic Planning meeting will be held Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Parish House on Route 110 in Tunbridge.  Read More

Four Projects Approved

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 / By Sandy Vondrasek

Over the last half year or so, a handful of Act 250 permits were finalized— for a church on Route 107, an expansion of services at Lucky’s Trailer Sales in Royalton, and for nine storage unit buildings and a quarry operation, both in Shar Read More

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Royalton Selex Reorganize, Welcome Two New Members

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 / By Jo Levasseur

The following summary of the Royalton Selectboard March 16 meeting was extracted from draft meeting minutes.  The Royalton Selectboard met on Thursday, March 16, due to the storm on March 14, and welcomed new members Gidget Lyman and Tim Dreisba Read More

89 Spaces, Charging Stations Planned for Exit 3 Park & Ride

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 / By Jo Levasseur

After decades of planning, changes in proposed locations, and setbacks to purchase agreements, plans for a Park and Ride at the Exit 3 interchange in Royalton are back in the works.  Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Mar. 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. Read More

Music at SRHS Is Easy as Pie

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 / By Emily Ballou

This Friday, March 24, the Royalton Music Boosters will hold their annual RMB Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. in the Royal Café.  Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Royalton Memorial Library at 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

Author Linda Urban Visits SoRo, Discusses Work with Students

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 / By Emily Ballou

This past Monday, author Linda Urban visited South Royalton School for a day of presentations and discussions with the students, funded through The Children’s Literacy Foundation. Read More

SoRo Town Band Invites Musicians

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The South Royalton Town Band announces the beginning of its 131st season and asks that any musician interested in joining the South Royalton Town Band contact Phyllis Kadlub at: pkadlub@gmail.com or call 802-291-0958.  Read More

Fire at Happy Hollow Home Originated In Furnace Room

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 / By Jo Levasseur

A 19th-century home on Royalton’s Happy Hollow Road was badly damaged by fire on Sunday afternoon, March 19.  There were no injuries. Read More

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Reversal

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

Turning the old adage on its head, March came in like a lamb and is going out like a lion, as shown by ice-encrusted bracken this week. (Herald / Bob Eddy)   Read More

Brookfield Hist. Society Talk: ‘Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas!’

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Brookfield Historical Society invites everyone to a program this Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m. Read More

Free Community Dinner Tuesday

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The March Free Community Dinner will be held at the White River Craft Center (not at Bethany Church, as previously advertised!).  The Craft Center will host the dinner at its own building at 50 Randolph Avenue in Randolph on Tuesday, March 28 fr Read More

Moose Hunting Permits Will Fall By 50% This Year

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

On February 22, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board preliminarily approved a total of 80 bulls-only permits for the October 2017 moose hunting seasons, down from 165 last year.  Read More

Sharon

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

How on earth did we get so far into March already? Not only did I miss Daylight Savings Time creeping in, March is skipping away, too. Read More

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Questions and Answers at Chandler

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The student art exhibit at Chandler Gallery opens with a reception this Saturday, March 25 from 5:30-7 p.m., just before Mini Mud. The exhibit, “Questions and Answers,” will feature thought-provoking work from students in Pre-K-Grade 12. Read More

Braintree Selex Fill Appts

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The following summary of the Braintree Selectboard’s March 8 meeting was written from unapproved minutes submitted to The Herald. Citizen Comments Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Mar. 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

New Donation Helps To Expand Parenting Classes

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Randolph Rotary has donated $800 to MILK-Vermont, which will make it possible for the local non-profit to expand the parenting courses it offers.  MILK (Meetings and Information for the Love of Kids) was formed last year by “Active Par Read More

Chandler Makes Call to Artists For ‘These Green Mts.’ Show

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Chandler Gallery on Main Street in Randolph will host its perennially popular Area Artists Show, “These Green Mountains,” April 29-June 17, and encourages submissions of innovative art of all kinds—painting, photographs, prints, Read More

RES, Brookfield, Braintree Menus

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

Monday, March 27: Corn dog, roasted sweet potatoes.  Tuesday, March 28: Spaghetti— with or without meat sauce, garlic bread, Caesar salad.  Wednesday, March 29: Chicken Alfredo, noodles, green beans.  Thursday, March 30; Barbecue Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

There will be no Toddlertime on Fridays, March 24 and 31, and no Preschooler Storytime on Wednesday, March 29.  Legos for all ages happens on Wednesdays from 3–4:30 p.m. Legos are provided.  Read More

Two Gifford Departments Get Top Radiology Accreditation

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

Gifford Medical Center’s nuclear medicine and mammography departments have each received a three-year accreditation renewal after reviews by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Read More

RES, Brookfield, Braintree Menus

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

Monday, March 27: Corn dog, roasted sweet potatoes.  Tuesday, March 28: Spaghetti— with or without meat sauce, garlic bread, Caesar salad.  Wednesday, March 29: Chicken Alfredo, noodles, green beans.  Thursday, March 30; Barbecue Read More

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Orange County Farm Bureau To Offer Hodgdon Scholarship

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Orange County Farm Bureau is offering a scholarship in honor of the late Perry Hodgdon, which will be awarded to a graduating senior who is going to school or living in Orange County. Read More

MidState Riding Club Mtg./Clinic

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The MidState Riding Club will present a roping clinic led by Kelly Grant following a brief business meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Charlie Ballou’s farm at 3138 West Street in Brookfield. Read More

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Musical Coffeehouse Fundraiser Planned at Randolph Union HS

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The second annual Musical Coffeehouse will take place at Randolph Union High School on the evening on Friday, March 31, when three local musical groups will join students from the school and beyond to present an evening of good music, tasty treats, a Read More

Community Lunch March 31 at WRCC

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

There will be a Community Lunch on Friday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m- 12:30 p.m. at the White River Craft Center on Randolph Avenue in Randolph.  The menu will feature Italian pasta, tossed salad, a fruit platter, and cookies. Read More

58th Annual VT STEM Fair To Showcase Student Work

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

Norwich University in Northfield will once again host this year’s Vermont Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair on Saturday, April 1. Read More

UUCUV Book & Music Sale

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley (UUCUV) will hold its annual Book & Music Sale on Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at their Meetinghouse at 320 Route 5 South in Norwich (across from The Family Place).  Read More

Farm Groups Release Cover Crop Video

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

To help the public better understand the benefits of cover crops and other environmentally friendly farming practices, three Vermont farmer watershed protection groups have partnered to produce a short video.  Read More

Vt. Leads Nation In Solar Jobs Per Capita, Again

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

A new report by the Solar Foundation cites Vermont as a national leader in the solar industry, ranking third for the number of solar jobs per capita. Read More

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Cold Snap

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

Like jewels on a crown, intricate crystals of rime ice form on a dried plant stalk early Monday. (Herald / Bob Eddy)   Read More

Scottish Genealogy Research Class

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Vermont Genealogy Library at 377 Hegeman Avenue (across from the State Police) at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester will offer a class on Scottish genealogy research on Saturday, March 25 from 10:30 a.m-noon.  Sheila Morris will show how to tra Read More

Good Beginnings Baby Expo: Resources & Fun for Families

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

The Good Beginnings Baby and Child Expo will be Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Berlin Elementary School. Read More

‘Tomatoland’ Author To Speak on Ag, Social Justice

Communities / Mar. 23, 2017 /

Three-time James Beard Awardwinning journalist Barry Estabrook will discuss the agriculture industry and social justice issues, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Chase Community Center at Vermont Law School.  A 3:30 p.m. Read More