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New Mural Could Grace Bethel’s Historic Wall

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

When you first drive into Bethel from the south, you come face-to-face with a giant concrete retaining wall—which has clearly seen better days. This historic wall is structurally intact, but pieces of the facade have been falling off. Read More

Rabies Clinic In Bethel

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

There will be a Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats, Wednesday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m. at the Bethel Town Office.  Dog licenses will also be available. For more information, call Mark Belisle at 802-279-0820.   Read More

Homeland Security Grant for Bethel

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Bethel Fire Department was awarded a Homeland Security grant of $8,194 from the Vermont Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security.  The grant did not require matching funds from the town and was used to purchase a new, larger Read More

Middle Branch Grange News

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Members of Middle Branch Grange held their regular meeting on Friday, March 3, with the home economics committee presenting the program.  There was a quiz, reading, and a game, as well as the banking contest for cinnamon buns. Read More

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Rochester Selectboard Reorganizes

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 / By Martha Slater

The Rochester Selectboard’s March 13 meeting began with a welcome for the newly elected board member, Tom Schnabel.  Jodie, Jason, and Justin Lathrop of Lathrop Forest Products spoke with the board regarding a mishap that caused damage on Read More

Pierce Hall Dinner Is Flashback to ’60s, ’70s

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Pierce Hall Community Center’s popular Theme Dinner will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 5-8 p.m. in the newly renovated hall on Main Street in Rochester. Read More

Rochester Library Has Free Seeds

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Seed Library is now open at the Rochester Public Library, with thousands of packets of one of the highest quality lines of garden seeds available free to the public.  Read More

Soup-a-thon Is Quintown Benefit

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

There will be a Soup-a-thon to benefit the Quintown Senior Center, Saturday, March 25 from 5-7 p.m. Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Mar. 16, 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

Barnard

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

I hope to see you at this Friday’s dance party with Hot Flannel at the Barnard Town Hall featuring my fiddle teacher Patrick Ross and his all-star band: Doug Perkins, Tyler Bolles, Ben Solomon, and Jeremiah McLane.  Read More

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Poetry Writing Workshop

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Healing Arts for Women will offer a poetry-writing workshop, “Poetry with a Lower Case p,” on Thursday, March 16 from 6-8 p.m. Read More

Fire Dept. Annual Meeting/Potluck Is Rescheduled

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Tunbridge Volunteer Fire Department invites the community to join them next Tuesday, March 21 at 6 p.m., at the Tunbridge Town Hall for a potluck dinner/dessert, followed by their annual meeting.  The department will elect several positions, Read More

Chelsea Card Party News

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Chelsea Senior Center held a card party on Friday, March 10 at Chelsea Senior Housing.  The bingo winner was Ed Anderson; high scorer, Paula Craige; low scorer, Ernest Kennedy; and most aces of hearts, Sadie Kennedy.  Everyone is welcom Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Mar. 16, 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

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Mar. 16, 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. New members are always welcome.  Read More

Strafford Selectboard Appoints Town Officers, Board Liaisons

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 / By Jennifer Brown

At its March 8 meeting, the Strafford Selectboard made Toni Pippy the board chair and welcomed Kate Siepman as the newly-elected board member.  Read More

Violin Maker Is Library Speaker

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Marc Gregoire, who makes, restores and appraises violins, will speak about violin making Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. to close out the Tunbridge Library Winter Evenings series. Attendees are invited to bring violins (fiddles) for evaluation.  Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The final Winter Evening event will be this Friday, March 17, featuring violin-maker Marc Gregoire (see separate article).  The next story hour has been rescheduled for this Saturday, March 18, at 9 a.m. Read More

Vershire

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 / Laura Craft – 685-4640

Well, I asked for it, I suppose. As I write this on Tuesday morning, the snow is falling steady and thick, and is not predicted to stop until tomorrow, leaving a deep late-winter blanket over the landscape. Read More

Chelsea Youth Baseball Begins

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Chelsea Youth Baseball begins this Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m.- noon at the Chelsea School gym. Read More

Capstone Offers Free Dinner/Info

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Do you or someone you know struggle to meet basic needs? Do you know where you can go to find help? Read More

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VLS Again Tops Nation in Environmental Law

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

In its latest listing of colleges across the nation, U.S. News & World Report again has ranked Vermont Law School as No. 1 for environmental law.  In the last 27 years, VLS has ranked No. 1 in environmental law 19 times and No. Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Mar. 16, 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

BALE Film Series Ponders Humanity

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

“Human” is a three-part documentary film featuring stories and incredible images of the world that offers an immersion to the core of what it means to be human.  Read More

Sharon Masonic Lodge News

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The March Meeting of Sharon Lodge #105, F&AM will be held on Tuesday, March 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. and all Masons in good standing are invited to attend. Read More

Sharon

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

Last week’s column resulted in two wonderful conversations: a friend called to see what connection Frank Perron had with Lois Moore. It’s a matter of history that Frank’s mother and Lois’ half-sister is the same lady. Read More

Sharon Sprouts’ ‘March Madness’

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Sharon Sprouts Farm-to- School program will host a fun shopping event on Thursday, March 23 from 5-7 p.m. at Sharon Elementary School.  Vendors will fill the school gym, and there will be live music by Still More Cats 2. Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Mar. 16, 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

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Braintree Elementary Students Will Investigate Area Streams

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Students from the Braintree School will be among students from schools around the area helping out when the USDA Forest Service pilots a stream investigation program in Vermont in spring/ early summer 2017.  Read More

Clara Martin Center Will Host 5K ‘Color Splash’ Event

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Clara Martin Center will host a 5K Color Splash at the Thetford Academy Woods Trail on Sunday, May 7. Read More

CBS Morning Show At Silloway Maple

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

A segment filmed when CBS correspondent Don Dahler visited the sugarwoods at Silloway Maple on Boudro Road in Randolph Center last month will air on “CBS This Morning” this Friday, March 17 between 8-9 a.m.  Read More

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Offered at Gifford

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Gifford Health Care in Randolph is partnering with Vermont Blueprint for Health, the Vermont Department for Health, and the Greater Burlington YMCA to offer the year-long, 25-session YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Read More

PoemTown Randolph Readies Its Month-Long Celebration

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

On Saturday, April 1, downtown Randolph will turn into a village-wide anthology of poetry as Poem- Town Randolph kicks off its fourth annual celebration of National Poetry Month. Read More

Chandler Film Society Shows Classic Western ‘Shane’ Sunday

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Chandler Film Society will present George Stevens’ classic 1952 western “Shane” on Sunday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Chandler Music Hall on Main Street in Randolph. Read More

VSO Musicians To Perform At Braintree School March 17

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Fanfare” Brass Trio will visit three central Vermont schools on March 17, winding up the day with a visit to the Braintree Elementary School at 1:15 p.m.  Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Toddlertime is on Friday at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Preschooler Storytime on Wednesday, March 22. Legos for all ages is on Wednesdays from 3–4:30 p.m. Legos are provided.  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Mar. 16, 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

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Wild Wind

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Powerful gusting winds blow snow every which way as night deepens around Tuesday’s record-breaking blizzard. (Herald / Bob Eddy)   Read More

Randolph Selex Make Appointments, Forbid Dogs in Municipal Workplaces

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 / By Dave Crosby

Four members of the Randolph Selectboard, including newly-elected Larry Satcowitz, met on March 8 to cover various items. Jerry Ward was absent. Read More

Student Art at Chandler Has ‘Questions & Answers’

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Questions and their open-ended answers are at the heart of the creative process. Read More

Film Rescheduled Due To Storm

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The first program of a six-part series called “Localize the Economy: Build Resilient Communities” has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Church in Randolph.  Read More

At Kimball: ‘The Bill of Rights & You’

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Kimball Public Library on Main Street in Randolph will host a popup exhibition from the National Archives, “The Bill of Rights and You,” commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. Read More

Free Dinner Theme: Know Your Farmer

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

On Wednesday, March 29, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., BALE (Building A Local Economy) will host a free, locally sourced dinner prepared by The Black Krim Tavern, at the Bethany Church Fellowship Hall in Randolph.  The dinner theme is: “Know Your Fa Read More

Pond Village Church News

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 / Laura Rochat – 276-3245
Brookfield

The Pond Village Church kicked off the increase in community involvement campaign by welcoming Betty White as the first neighbor coming through the door to the church service, potluck, and games.  Read More

RES, Brookfield, Braintree Menus

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Monday, March 20: Hot dog, bun, corn.  Tuesday, March 21: Chicken fajita, sour cream, cheese, rice, salsa.  Wednesday, March 22: Hard-shell meat and/or cheese taco, green beans, salsa.  Thursday, March 23: Grilled cheese sandwich, toma Read More

VTC To Host Contaminant Conference

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Vermont Environmental Consortium and Vermont Technical College have announced that registration is open for the “Evolving Regulations and Emerging Contaminants” conference, Thursday, May 25 at Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College in Read More

Vt. ECO AmeriCorps Seeks Members

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Vermont Environmental Careers and Opportunities (ECO) AmeriCorps program is seeking applicants interested in beginning an environmental career. Read More

Welch Wants To Hear From Constituents

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) will hold a “Congress in Your Community” town hall Friday, March 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Read More

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Hooves n’ Horns 4-H Group Offering Easter Fundraiser

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Hooves ‘n’ Horns Working Steers group of Teamsters is grateful to all who have supported their Easter Basket/Dinner Fundraiser in the past and will offer it once again.  Read More

French-Canadian Ancestors Class Offered March 18

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

A class on “Finding French- Canadian Ancestors Using PRDH and LAFRANCE” will be offered Saturday, March 18 from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Vermont Genealogy Library at 377 Hegeman Ave. Read More

Maple Weekend To Include Restaurants and Distilleries

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Vermont’s “Maple Open House Weekend” is celebrating its 16th year by expanding the activities to include local businesses who specialize in their own crafts but also support Vermont’s maple industry by including maple in their Read More

Bethel Selectboard Gets Update from BRI

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 / By Lisa Campbell

At the Bethel Selectboard’s March 13 meeting, Ele Griffin of the recreation committee inquired if last year’s lifeguards would be contacted regarding their interest in working at the pool this summer.  Abbie Sherman sent out the lett Read More

Cribbage Tourney This Saturday

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

White River Lodge, #90 (across the railroad tracks from Lucky’s Trailer Sales) will host the third and final day of their cribbage tournament, this Saturday, March 18.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. and play will begin at 10 a.m. Read More

Bethel Rotary Club Works To Help ‘Stop Hunger Now’

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

The Bethel Rotary Club is making food insecurity a priority and focus this spring by providing education, funds, and people power to helping alleviate this endemic problem that has repercussions here and around the globe. Read More

East Barnard

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 / Marjorie Van Alstyne – 763-7036

Bert and Charlotte Croft enjoyed several visitors this week. On Monday, March 6, Ray and Pauline Kimball of Grantham, N.H., were luncheon guests. Read More

Real Estate Dec ‘16-Jan ‘17

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

December 2016 • 4 Rogers Road—house and 7 acres; $185,000; Mark and Dawn M. Fuller Ball to Jeremiah T. and Sperry and Mariah l. Miller. • Fish Hill Road—house and 10.41 acres; $0; Paul Calter to Paul Calter Trust. Read More

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Snow Dog

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Shilo, a samoyed, scampers through the snow and around stones during a walk in the old Rochester cemetery during Tuesday afternoon’s wintry weather. (Herald / Jerry LeBlond)   Read More

Survey Unmasks Peculiar Behaviors of Pet Owners

Communities / Mar. 16, 2017 /

Do you share a playlist with your poodle? Take a bath with your turtle? It might seem far-fetched, but since many people treat pets like family, they often let them do surprising things.  Read More