July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Communities

Car Pulled Over On I-89 Was Stolen

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

A New York man was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle on July 3, after state police stopped him on I-89 in Randolph  Police said they pulled the car over as a records check showed it had been reported stolen sometime in the past month from Wa Read More

State Police Cite Three for DLS

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

State police cited three local residents for driving with a suspended license (DLS) last week, with one of the incidents involving marijuana.  On July 2, Matthew Shumway, 25, of South Royalton, was pulled over for speeding and a signal violation Read More

Minor Injuries In Route 14 Crash

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

A young driver and his passenger suffered minor injuries in a singlevehicle accident July 5 on Route 14 in East Brookfield.  Police said Dylan Noel, 18, of Chelsea, totaled his 1976 Plymouth Volare after he drove off the roadway. Read More


Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The caption accompanying the page A-3 photos of the Bethel Car Show, in last week’s Herald, incorrectly identified the owner of a 1957 Chevy that was pictured.  The owner is Brian Booth, not Levi Booth.  Another caption, this one on A Read More


Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / By Kevin Doering

As The Herald vacation time approaches, I find myself happily settled on the Maine coast, watching some evening fog come in after a wonderful day of hiking in Acadia National Park. Read More

Bethel Lympus Church To Host Three Events this Summer

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

Once again, there will be three public events at the Bethel Lympus Church this summer.  First up is the annual Community Potluck this Sunday, July 12 at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, even if you don’t live in Bethel. Read More


Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / Chloe Powell 802-999-3391

Last Saturday morning, the village of Barnard was full with folks gathering at the Town Hall looking for a good deal and to support the Barnard Fire Department for the annual July 4 tag sale and chicken barbecue.  Read More

East Barnard

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / Marjorie Van Alstyne 763-7036

The Broad Brook Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chicken barbecue this Sunday, July 12, starting with the parade at 11:30 a.m., followed by the barbecue at noon, and the games, including the tug of war, greased pole, and the famous egg Read More

BBA Plans Mixer Next Thursday

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Bethel Business Association will sponsor a mixer on Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. at J & J Auto on Camp Brook Road in Bethel.  Read More


Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /
Stockbridge Flea Market Planned

The Stockbridge Meeting House will again host “The Flea Market on the Common” on Saturday, Aug. 15.  Spaces are available by calling Hattie Gifford at 746-8150.   Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The center is located at the Hancock Town Hall on Route 100, with lunch served at noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is bingo every Friday at 11 a.m. Read More

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Rochester’s Fourth of July Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / By Martha Slater

It was a festive Fourth of July in Rochester last Saturday, beginning with the eighth annual Pierce Hall Dash, which attracted 32 participants, including 23 adults and nine children.  Read More

Green Mt. Suzuki Institute Events

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Green Mountain Suzuki Institute will return to Rochester for its 12th year during the week of July 12-17, and in addition to classes and workshops, there are a number of events that are open to the public.  Read More

VLS, Harvard To Work Jointly On Food Policy Reform Project

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School will receive $261,965 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund a project to inform national food policy reform.  Read More

It Took 23 Years of Planning

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / By Jo Levasseur

The new Town Office Building in Royalton, now under construction, has been 23 years in the planning. Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Royalton Memorial Library at Alexander Place in South Royalton is open Tuesday-Friday, from noon- 6 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Virginia McShinsky’s poetry is on display at the library through August 1.  Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

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. Read More

Strawberry Supper This Saturday

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The First Congregational Church of Royalton on Route 14 next to the Royalton Senior Center, will serve its annual strawberry supper this Saturday, July 11 at 5 and 6:30 p.m.  This popular meal will be served family style and include ham, various Read More

State Police K-9 Demo July 17

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

As part of the Royalton Memorial Library’s “Every Hero Has A Story” summer reading program, Vermont State Police Trooper Nicholas Arlington and K-9 Maximus will present a K-9 Demonstration Friday, July 17, from 11-11:30 a.m., on the Read More

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Fabulous & Fun July 4 in Strafford

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / By Jennifer Brown

Strafford’s annual Fourth of July activities were a ray of light for all on a rather overcast day this past Saturday, beginning with the Village-to-Village Road Race in the morning.  Read More

Pedal Power Fundraiser To Benefit WFVR-LP Radio

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The second annual Pedal Power to the People fundraiser will take place Saturday, July 18, beginning at 10 a.m. Read More

Chelsea Farmers Market News

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

This Friday, July 10, the Chelsea Farmers, the coolest market will offer a children’s event, “Diggin’ Bugs, Above & Below.”  Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

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. Read More

‘Tunbridge Speaks’ History Program Set for July 14

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / Scott Beavers 802-384-3937

From a tornado to a crusading woman minister to an inventor, events and people from the town’s past will come alive on Tuesday, July 14, at “Tunbridge Speaks.”  Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Summer Library Program for young readers continues at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, including free books, an estimating challenge, and book check-ins, along with the issuing of a unique history quiz. Read More

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10 ‘Waterwise’ Ideas For Yards and Gardens

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / By Melinda Myers

Make this the season that you incorporate a few waterwise habits into your gardening. You’ll find it is good for your garden, the environment, and your pocketbook.  Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

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. Read More

VTC Team Creating a Satellite That Will Orbit the Moon

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / By Marya Merriam

Physics professor Carl Brandon and Vermont Technical College students are shooting for the moon—literally.  Starting this summer, they will be working to build a satellite set to launch in November, 2018 with the plan to orbit the moon fo Read More

Fat Toad Farm Awarded Gold At 2015 Fancy Food Show

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

This year’s sofi Awards, at the Summer Fancy Food Show, were a success for Vermont, goats, and caramel.  Fat Toad Farm, a small, familyrun, goat dairy in Brookfield, received gold for Outstanding Product Line for their Farmstead Goat&rsquo Read More

Green Mt. Gator Boys Play July 11

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The United Church of Randolph (Red Brick Church) will present an evening of fun and fellowship when The Green Mountain Gator Boys perform Christian music and music of the 1950s and 60s Saturday, July 11, from 6-8 p.m. Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

Kimball Library’s board of trustees will meet at the library on Tuesday, July 14 at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The center at 6 Hale Street serves lunch in the “Fork and Spoon Café” Monday-Thursday at noon. The center is open to the public for lunch and all activities.  Read More

Randolph Sr. Center To Host ‘Christmas in July’ Event

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Greater Randolph Senior Center on Hale Street will host its third annual “Christmas in July” event on Saturday, July 18.  Read More

Chimney Savers ‘Selfie’ Campaign

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

Chimney Savers has launched a “Selfie with a Sweep” campaign to help three area charities—Potters Angel Rescue, Upper Valley Haven, and the Vermont Foodbank,  “When our technicians are at your house, they ask customers to Read More

Turkey Dinner At Grange Center

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Vermont State Grange Center at 308 West Street in Brookfield is up and running for the season and will host a full turkey dinner with all the fixings and homemade pies this Saturday, July 11 at 5 p.m.  After-dinner music will be provided by Read More

CVMC Auxiliary Scholarships Awarded to 10 Area Students

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The CVMC Auxiliary has awarded 10 scholarships to students living in the CVMC service area who are pursuing a career in healthcare.  Scholarships for $2500 each were awarded to:  •Kate Boucher, Montpelier, adult learner, nursing, Unive Read More

First-Ever Vermont Buy Local Market

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets’ Local Foods Team, with support from the Capital City Farmers’ Market and NOFA-VT, is putting together the first-ever Vermont Buy Local Market on the Statehouse Lawn Tuesday, August 4 fr Read More

AOT Begins Route 14 Work

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

Resurfacing work on Route 14, from just north of its intersection with Route 107 to just north of the Routes 14 and 66 intersection, got underway this week.  Jerold Kinney, the transportation area maintenance supervisor for the Agency of Transpo Read More

VEDA Approves $10M in Loans For Economic Development

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) this week approved loans of $10 million for economic development projects totaling nearly $16 million.  Four renewable energy generation projects received a total of $4.1 million in financing ass Read More

Sign Up For ‘Fall Doe Camp’

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

Vermont Outdoors Woman is sponsoring an outdoor education retreat for adventurous women 18 years and older, September 18- 20, in Canaan. Read More

Four Vt. State Agencies Deploy Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

Demonstrating Vermont’s ongoing commitment to flood mitigation, pollution reduction, and energy preservation, four Vermont State Agencies and Departments have submitted reports to Governor Shumlin documenting their work to utilize and promote G Read More

Incredible Insect Festival at VINS

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee will celebrate the fascinating world of insects on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Read More

When in Iceland, Eat Icelandic

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / By Jenn Megyesi
The Next Harvest

When on vacation, eating locally can be a huge challenge.  Read More

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Poco Loco

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 / By Scott Wood
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New Webpage Details Recreation Options for Folks of All Abilities

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a new website makes it clear that Vermont is a place for equal opportunity adventure.  The site, inclusivevermont.com, links to the state’s official tourism web Read More

DPS Energy Plan Hearing Tonight in Woodstock

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

The Public Service Department (PSD) will hold a public forum in Woodstock tonight, Thursday, July 9, at the Billings Farm and Museum, to solicit Vermonters’ thoughts on how the state can meet its energy goals—and energy needs—in the Read More

UVM’s Ban on Bottled Water Leads to Sweetened Drinks

Communities / Jul. 9, 2015 /

A recent study has shown that the University of Vermont’s muchpublicized policy of banning bottled water from school vending machines has had the opposite effect from what was intended.  New research published in the American Journal of Pu Read More