May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Communities

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Pop-Up Theater Project Named Winner in National Challenge

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

A pilot kids’ play theater is launching on Main Street in Bethel this month, after Vermont-based consulting firm Community Workshop was selected as a winner in the Play Everywhere Challenge last fall.  Read More

Middle Branch Grange News

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The Middle Branch Grange held their annual opening meeting on May 5.  Read More

Barnard

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

BarnArts’ Race Around the Lake will be held this Sunday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Silver Lake State Park. Participants can choose a 5K or 10K option, and leisurely walks are also welcome. Read More

East Barnard

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / Marjorie Van Alstyne – 763-7036

The Barnard Historical Society meeting will be Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society’s Schoolhouse. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend and enjoy some history of the town.  Read More

Town Shelter Team Attends Training

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / Martha Slater – 767-3025
Rochester

A dozen members of the Rochester Shelter Team attended a refresher training class Friday evening, May 12 at Rochester Elementary School.  Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / May. 18, 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

Rochester Board Accepts Petition, Sets June 20 Revote

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The Rochester School Board had a special meeting Friday, May 12 to accept the revote petition.  Read More

Moss Glen Grange Plans Pig Roast

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / Martha Slater – 767-3025
Granville

The Moss Glen Grange will host a pig roast fundraiser with a barbecued chicken option on Saturday, May 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Moss Glen Grange Hall on Post Office Road in Granville.  Take-out will be available. Read More

Vershire

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / Laura Craft – 685-4640

Sun and warmth! It is finally happening this week, as we move from early spring into mid-summer, all in a matter of a few days. Read More

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Rochester Sets Registration Date For Pre-School

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

If your child is three years old on or before August 31, 2017, he or she is eligible for publicly funded preschool next year.  Read More

Moth Radio Might Come To Rochester

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The Moth Radio Hour reaches over one million listeners every week. The program has been around since 1999, partnering with community organizations around the world to practice storytelling as an art form and a powerful communication tool.  Read More

Vermont Soap Co. Assists With World Record Try

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

On Saturday, May 27, the Vermont Soap Company (owned and operated by Larry Plesent of Rochester), Hardwick residents, and local nonprofits will attempt to break the world record for the number of people simultaneously hand washing dishes. Read More

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Rebecca Zelis Studio/Gallery Opening in Rochester Village

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / By Martha Slater

Mark and Rebecca Zelis are opening the Rebecca Zelis Studio & Gallery, located in the rear of the Rochester Cafe building. Read More

Park House Plans Yard Sale Event

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The Park House’s annual yard sale will be Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Read More

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Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / May. 18, 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

Tunbridge Library

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The next story hour is this Saturday, May 20 at 9 a.m. Read More

Sharon

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

A deer tick got me this time! Nurse Sheryl came down with her bottle of tea tree oil and bathed the tick in place. Within seconds, it succumbed and dropped into her Kleenex. Read More

Tunbridge Will Vote Again On Merger Plan w/ Chelsea

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / By Sandy Vondrasek

The Tunbridge School Board was advised at its regular meeting Wednesday, May 10, that a petition requesting a revote on the school district merger with Chelsea had been filed with the town clerk. Read More

Chelsea Farmers Market Begins

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The Chelsea Farmers Market begins this Friday May 19 from 3-6 p.m. on the North Common in Chelsea.  The markets will take place every Friday, rain or shine, until Friday, September 29.   Read More

Students from TSA Going to France

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

This summer, eight students from The Sharon Academy will travel to France, where they will be hosted by French families for nearly a month. The program highlights language immersion, history, and culture. Read More

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Royalton Selex Scale Back Wastewater Plant Project

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / By Jo Levasseur

At the Royalton Selectboard’s May 9 meeting, Brad Aldrich and Joe Krupa of Aldrich and Elliot Engineering reported on the bids and funding for the Wastewater Facility upgrades, with suggestions to modify the project due to the bids coming in ab Read More

Heartland Lions Club News

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

At the spring convention held at Burke Mountain Resort on May 5, 6 and 7, Lion Walter Hastings was elected as District Governor of Vermont District 45 Lions, and Melvin Jones Awards were presented to six Lions from the district, including Walter Hast Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / May. 18, 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

Royalton Town Clerk News

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

Absentee ballots are now available for the Royalton consolidation re-vote to be held from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The Royalton Memorial Library at Alexander Place in South Royalton is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Read More

Royalton Police To Participate In National ‘Click It’ Campaign

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The Royalton Police Department will participate in the national Click It or Ticket (CIOT) seatbelt campaign, from May 22-June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.  Read More

4H Horse Judging Contest Held at Hitching Post Farm

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The Vermont 4-H Horse Judging Contest was held May 6at Hitching Post Farm and South Royalton School,  Fifty-four youths, ages 8-18, who competed at the UVM Extension 4-H event held at Hitching Post Farm and South Royalton School. Read More

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Randolph Selectboard Okays Firehouse Bond Application

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / By Dave Crosby
Pocket Park, Solar Farm Plans Reviewed

The Randolph Selectboard dealt with a long list of items at its May 11 meeting. Nearly half of those at the well-attended meeting were there for a discussion of One Main Tap & Grill’s sidewalk use and noise issues. Read More

Chronic Pain Workshop Offered

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for people who have been living with chronic pain for more than three to six months.  Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

Have you ever wondered what amateur (or Ham) radio is all about? How can you get on the air waves? How can you be a part of emergency communications? Read More

RTCC To Host Career Fair

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The Diesel Technology Program at Randolph Technical Career Center will host a career fair on Friday, May 19 at Randolph Technical Career Center, from 9 a.m.2 p.m..  Read More

New Push in Braintree For High-Speed Internet

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The Braintree Connectivity Committee is working to bring highspeed internet to all of Braintree.  The Connectivity Committee has held information meetings for specific areas where coverage is poor or nonexistent. Read More

Hired Street Sweeper Tackles Randolph Roads, Parking Lots

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / By Sandy Vondrasek

Randolph’s grit-lined streets are coming clean this week, thanks to a contracted street sweeper that arrived in town yesterday.  By the time the bulky machine leaves town sometime tomorrow (Friday), most of the town’s paved roads and Read More

WR Valley Career & Job Fair Coming to Vermont Tech

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

Capstone Community Action, Randolph Area Community Development Corporation, the Vermont Department of Labor, and Vermont Technical College have teamed up to offer the first annual White River Valley Career & Job Fair.  Read More

Randolph American Legion Post Honors National Poppy Week

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

This year, National Poppy Week is May 22-28, and Randolph’s American Legion Post #9 will ask for donations at Shaw’s Supermarket on Route 12 and at “The Barn” (aka Rinker’s) on Route 66 on Saturday, May 20 and Saturday, Read More

Faith & Family Films ‘Genesis’ Shows in Randolph & Royalton

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

Faith and Family Films will present screenings of “Is Genesis History?” this Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at The Baptist Fellowship on Route 66 in Randolph, and on Sunday, May 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Red Door Church in South Royalton.  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / May. 18, 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

Free Community Supper May 23

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

This month’s free community supper will be a chili supper with all the fixings sponsored and prepared by St. Read More

RTCC’s Amelia Rose Earns Scholarship

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

Amelia Rose of Braintree, a student in Randolph Technical Career Center’s Agricultural Technology program, was recently awarded a Jon H. Poteat Scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society.  Read More

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Safe at Home

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

This gobbler no doubt feels safe within the confines of the Julie’s Ark barn on Middle Hollow Road in Rochester, while turkey hunting season is underway throughout Vermont. (Herald / Jerry LeBlond)   Read More

Strafford Selex Get Update from Town Road Foreman

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The following summary of the Strafford Selectboard’s May 10 meeting was written by Jennifer Brown from minutes. Read More

Spaghetti Supper This Friday

Communities / May. 18, 2017 / Jennifer Brown – 765-4490
Strafford

On Friday, May 19, the Newton School Middle School will put on a Spaghetti Supper to benefit the Strafford road crew.  Read More

PTA Plant Sale At Newton School

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

The member of the Newton School PTA will holding their annual Plant Sale this Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Newton School in Strafford.  Knowledgeable gardeners will be there to share advice, and perennials, annuals, bulbs, berries, Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / May. 18, 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

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Scenic Byway

Communities / May. 18, 2017 /

Spring greenery adds some beautiful color to this quiet road in Rochester's North Hollow. (Herald / Jerry LeBlond)   Read More