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Four from Area Charged With Heroin Possession

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

State Police on Saturday arrested two men and two women, all area residents between 22 and 35 years old, and charged them with possession of heroin.  Police said they executed a search warrant at 199 West Brookfield Road in Brookfield and found Read More

16th Annual Holiday Story Contest!

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Christmas is coming and so is the Herald’s 16th annual winter holiday story contest! Read More

I-89 Rest Area In Randolph Is Burglarized

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The Randolph rest area on I-89 southbound was burglarized early Saturday morning at about 4 a.m., according to a report from Tr. Read More

Miller Methodist Church News

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Advent worship services at Miller Memorial United Methodist Church in Bethel will take place on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.  Read More

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Splendid Sunset

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Cars round the corner on Bethel Mountain Road as the sun sets in the western sky Monday evening. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Rotary To Learn About RUHS Interact Youth Service

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

On Monday, Dec. 7 at 6:45 p.m. at the White Church in Bethel, members of the Bethel Area Rotary Club will be inspired by the local and international community service done by the Randolph Union High School Interact Club.  Read More

BBA Will Host Holiday Dinner

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / Lisa Sacks Warhol 234-5570

The Bethel Business Association will host its annual BBA Holiday Dinner Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.. Read More

Historical Society Christmas Party

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The Bethel Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Read More

Valley Golden Girls Christmas Party

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The Valley Golden Girls will meet Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Creek House Diner on Route 107 in Bethel.  This will be the group’s Christmas party and there will be a gift exchange. New members are always welcome. Read More

St. Anthony’s Hosts Retreat & Healing

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

St. Anthony’s Church in Bethel will hosting a Marian Parish Retreat and Healing Service with Fr. Lance Harlow on Thursday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome.   Read More

Hancock Christmas Party Sunday

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Hancock Town Pride will sponsor a community Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 6, beginning at 4 p.m., when those who would like to go caroling should meet at the Hancock Town Hall.  There will be a memory tree lighting at 4:30 p.m. Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Dec. 3, 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


Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / Chloe Powell 802-999-3391

Today, December 3, is the second Feast and Field Winter Market at the Barnard Town Hall from 5-7:30 p.m. Read More

Stories Day A Big Success In Granville

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / Martha Slater 767-3025

One of the missions of the Corner School Foundation is to gather oral histories, pictures, etc. of Granville, and on Friday, Nov. Read More

Community Church News Notes

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The Community Church of Hancock and Granville will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall on Route 100, with lunch being served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Read More

East Barnard

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / Marjorie Van Alstyne 763-7036

John Leavitt and Marilyn Syme will do the memory tree again this year, with the names of a deceased person or pet read at the lighting ceremony and printed on a Christmas ball and placed on the tree. Read More

Budget Issues Dominate Long School Bd. Meeting

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The following summary of the Rochester School Board’s November 17 meeting was written from draft minutes submitted to The Herald.  Read More

‘Starry Night’ This Saturday

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

“Starry Night” will take place this Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning with a free concert at 4:30 p.m. at Pierce Hall Community Center on Main Street in Rochester.  Read More

Pelletier Panelist At D.C. Summit

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Susan Pelletier of Stockbridge was a panelist at the Patient Advocacy Summit: Value in Cancer Care- Patient Perspectives at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on December 1.  Read More

Rochester Library

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The next meeting of the Rochester Book Club will be Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Read More

Route 100 Snow Travelers News

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The Route 100 Snow Travelers remind everyone that you still have time to purchase VAST trail passes before December 15, to take advantage of the early-bird pricing.  Read More

Parking Spaces Hard To Find In SoRo Village, Selex Told

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / By Jo Levasseur

Raelene Lemery attended the Royalton Selectboard’s November 24 meeting to discuss the parking issues in South Royalton village.  Read More

Snakes of Ireland To Play Benefit

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / By Jo Levasseur

When fire ravaged the Leavitt house on Harlow Road on October 24, tenant Kim Rowe lost most of his possessions, and one of his beloved cats.  “The Snakes of Ireland,” South Royalton’s popular hometown band, will play a benefit Read More

Rising Sun Masons Work Degree

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Rising Sun Masons Lodge has worked the Entered Apprentice degree on three new members—Zach Simpson, Norman Hebard, and Dean Morgan.  At the November 18 meeting, when Dean Morgan took the degree, Rural Lodge #29 from Rochester brought Ethan Read More

Library Displays Works by ‘SoRo Fiber Crafters’

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

“SoRo Fiber Crafters,” a group show of quilts, hooked rugs, crewel embroidery, knitted items and other fiber art, is displayed December 8-February 13 at the Royalton Memorial Library at Alexander Place in South Royalton.  A reception Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Dec. 3, 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. For more information, call 763-7386.  Thursday, Dec. Read More

Holiday Festival This Saturday

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

This Saturday, Dec. Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

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.  Pam Levasseur’s next Exploration Station monthly science program for young learners is Decembe Read More

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Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

A flock of sheep congregates on a Chelsea hillside. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Tunbridge School Bd. Sets Act 46 Community Forum

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / By Scott Beavers

The Tunbridge Central School Board (TCSB) will hold a community forum Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the school library, and invites as many people as possible to attend and participate in this important discussion and issue.  Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Dec. 3, 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. For more information, call 685-2290.  On Friday, Dec. Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / Scott Beavers 802-384-3937

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) concluded Monday, Nov. 30 with some dedicated writers putting down some last words in the final hours. Read More

Ag Agency Has Guidelines On Buying Firewood, Fuel

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

As the nights grow colder, the Agency of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division reminds Vermonters to take steps to ensure they “get what they pay for” when heating their homes.  Read More

Food Shelf Items To Be Collected At ‘Rec Breakfast’

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The final 2015 Tunbridge Recreation Breakfast will take place Sunday, Dec. Read More

St. John’s Christmas Bazaar: Tradition for Almost 50 Years

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

St. John’s Church on Summer Street in Randolph will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar this Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m-2 p.m.  Read More

Community Lunch At Craft Center

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The culinary arts students from RTCC will prepare and serve another Community Lunch Friday, Dec. 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Read More

RCP Ornament Fundraiser Dec. 5

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The budding young artists from Randolph Community Preschool will sell their handmade, kid-painted ornaments outside the Randolph Shaw’s this Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Read More

Randolph Center

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / Kevin Doering 728-4723

There was a public informational hearing at the Randolph Town Hall recently about the state’s interest in upgrading the biodigester on the VTC campus to commercial status. Read More

Vermont’s Working Forests: Challenges & Opportunities

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

“Vermont’s Working Forests: Challenges and Opportunities,” will be the topic of a panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5:30-7 the Vermont Folklife Center at 88 Main Street in Middlebury.  Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Toddlertime is on Friday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Preschooler Storytime on Wednesday, Dec. 9.  Read More

RES, Brookfield, Braintree Menus

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Monday, Dec. 7: Chicken strips, baked beans, dinner roll.  Tuesday, Dec. 8; Grilled ham & cheese sandwich, broccoli.  Wednesday, Dec. 9: Meatball sub on bun, shredded cheese, corn.  Thursday, Dec. Read More

Holiday Market & Tree Cutting

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Floating Bridge Food & Farms Coop will sponsor a holiday market and tree cutting on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Red Schoolhouse next to the VTC campus in Randolph Center.  Read More

Lebanon Christmas Show and Sale

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Lebanon Art and Crafts Association’s 43rd annual Christmas Show and Sale runs through December 24, featuring handcrafted items from home decorating and jewelry to Christmas items and baby gifts and much more.  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

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 for lunch and all activities.  Read More

2016 WR Valley Community Wall Calendars Now on Sale

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

The 2016 White River Valley Community Wall Calendar is now on sale.  The calendar represents 11 towns served by the White River Valley Chamber of Commerce— Bethel, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Hancock, Randolph, Randolph Center, Rochest Read More

Free Screenings of ‘Downton Abbey’ Set by PBS; Come in Costume!

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Here’s a first for addicts of television’s popular “Downton Abbey” series.  Vermont PBS this week announced free preview screenings of the first episode of “Downton Abbey,” Season 6, at five locations around t Read More

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Cold Coming

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Ice collects around rocks on the First Branch as the afternoon sun warms the water in Chelsea Monday. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Orange County Criminal Court

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Charges Dismissed   On Nov. 23, charges of aggravated domestic assault in the first degree with a weapon and domestic assault on May 2 were dismissed against Nathan D. Doody, 32, of Post Mills.   Read More

‘Boutique’ Week Benefits Amurtel

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

This holiday season, do your shopping in India, Nepal, Indonesia, Peru, Haiti, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Borneo and Thailand, without leaving Vermont.  The 32nd annual International Boutique begins Saturday, Dec. Read More

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Poco Loco

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / By Scott Wood
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Al Fresco Lunch

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Cows graze in a field along Stage Road in Barnard Monday. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Helpful Home Storage Solutions for the Holidays

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / By Bridgette Meinhold

Craving space in your home? As many of us aim to live simply in smaller spaces, our need for smart storage grows. Not all of us have walk-in closets, extra storage rooms, linen closets, attics or even garages. Read More

Gov. Hails the Lowering of Prison Populations

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Between 1997 and 2008, Vermont’s prison inmate population grew by an alarming 86% and was expected to keep growing.  However, that trend has been reversed, and today Vermont’s inmate population is at its lowest point since the early Read More

WRJ VA Medical Center Awarded New Physician Resident Positions

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Leaders at the White River Junction VA Medical Center learned last month that they have been awarded two new physician residency positions by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations.  Read More


Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / Vivian Moore 763-7081

Several communities mourn the passing of Lucile Harlow, as the family lived in a number of different towns during the lives of Lucile and her late husband Roswell. A talented admirer of music, Lucile sang with the Freelance Family Singers. Read More

Strafford’s Big Holiday Event Happens This Saturday

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 /

Strafford’s annual holiday sale and festivities will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, and almost every organization and merchant in the village will participate in some way. Read More


Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / Laura Craft 685-4640

Once Thanksgiving is behind us, time seems to move so quickly. December is here, along with wintery temperatures and, suddenly, many lawns and houses lit up for the holidays.  Read More

Strafford Board Sets Forum On School Issues

Communities / Dec. 3, 2015 / Jennifer Brown 765-4490

The Strafford School Board is urging residents to attend a forum, Wednesday, Dec. 9 6:30 p.m. at Barrett Hall.  The board is seeking input from the residents/taxpayers of Strafford on multiple topics. Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Dec. 3, 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. For more information, call 765-4121.  Wednesday, Dec. Read More