June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Communities

It’s Dump the (Gas) Pump Day

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Stagecoach announced today that it will join with other transit systems nationwide to participate in the 12th annual National Dump the Pump Day, today, Thursday, June 15.  In honor of Dump the Pump Day, Stagecoach is offering fare-free rides for Read More

Selex Agree To Chip In $10,000 for Exit 4 Fund

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / By Dave Crosby

Taxpayers of Randolph contributed to the success of the $1 million fund drive to buy a 22-acre parcel at Exit 4.  Read More

Hundreds of Rare Orchids In Peak Bloom in Hartland

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Eshqua Bog, a small 40.8 acre preserve co-owned by The Nature Conservancy and the New England Wildflower Society, is host to a treasure of wild orchids that are expected to erupt in color, shapes and scents the third week of June.  Read More

Dads Free at VINS On Fathers Day

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee will offer free admission to fathers on Fathers Day, this Sunday, June 18, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Read More

Corrections

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Due to a page layout error, a caption in last week’s issue was cut short. The photo with the headline “RES Runners” should have been accompanied by this text:  Read More

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Bethel Selex Welcome New Town Mgr.

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / By Lisa Campbell

The Bethel Selectboard’s June 13 meeting began with a brief final hearing for the Bethel Unified Bylaws. Read More

BRI Organizes Meet & Greets

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The Bethel Revitalization Initiative has organized two opportunities for the Bethel community to meet new Town Manager Greg Maggard.  Read More

Barnard

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

Feast and Field Farmers Market is officially open for the season with two markets under its belt, and a third this evening. Read More

Alternative Structure Committee Shares Updates in Barnard

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / By Chloe Powell

At Town Meeting in March, Barnard rejected a proposal to merge school boards with area towns in a vote of 155-103. Read More

Broad Brook

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / Sara Tuthill – 802-233-7307

On May 28, Don Lovejoy hosted the annual Memorial Day reunion at his home at Maplewood Farm on Broad Brook for 24 cousins and guests. Relatives came from Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Arizona. Read More

East Barnard

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / Marjorie Van Alstyne – 763-7036

Condolences to the family of Jenepher Linglebach, who passed away recently at her home in East Barnard.  Several from East Barnard attended the Alumni Day parade in Woodstock on Saturday, June 10. Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / news@ourherald.com

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

Hancock VFD Plans Fundraiser

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The Hancock Volunteer Fire Dept. Read More

Sharon

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

We sadly share news of the recent passing on June 7 of Roger Salonis, 70, of Rutland, Mass. Roger spent many hunting seasons and vacations in Sharon for the past 40-50 years. He was a fan of Brooksie’s and the local area from the first. Read More

Sharon Lodge Meets June 20

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The June meeting of Sharon Lodge #105, F&AM. will be held on Tuesday June 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. A potluck dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.  All Masons in good standing are invited to attend. Read More

USPS Looking For Granville Site

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / Martha Slater – 767-3025

This week, the Granville Selectboard learned that the US Postal Service is issuing another solicitation to find other potential sites to open a post office in Granville.  Read More

Morrill Library Plans Book Sale

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / Jennifer Brown – 765-4490

The Morrill Library in Strafford is getting ready for their summer book sale. The books will go on sale on Friday, June 30, from 5-7 p.m.; and on Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Jun. 15, 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. Read More

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Rochester Selex Host Info Mtg. About Wastewater Bond Vote

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / By Martha Slater

The Rochester Selectboard’s June 12 meeting began with a public information meeting about the upcoming wastewater bond vote on June 20. Read More

Sports Banquet Honors Baseball, Softball, T&F Teams

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / By Martha Slater

The Whitchester Mountaineers’ baseball and softball teams and the Rochester middle and high school track and field team celebrated their seasons at the spring sports banquet held Thursday, evening, June 8 in the Rochester School gym.  Read More

Edward Moltz Born In Colorado

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Laura Brennan Moltz and Jay Tyler Moltz announce with joy the birth of Edward Brennan Moltz on June 1, 2017 in Boulder, Colo.  Proud grandparents are George and Lynn Moltz of Rochester, and Tom and Katherine Brennan of Rochester and Annapolis, M Read More

Rochester Library

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Summer Reading for preschoolers and kindergartners kicks off Thursday morning, June 15 at 9 a.m. with Susan Rule. Susan will entertain the children with songs and stories to promote the summer reading season.  Read More

Park Concerts Lineup Announced

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Joe Schenkman has announced the lineup for the free band concerts sponsored each summer by the Rochester Recreation Committee on Sunday evenings from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Read More

Memories Shared At Baccalaureate

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The Federated Church of Rochester hosted a baccalaureate service for the Rochester High School Class of 2017 on Wednesday evening, June 7.  The bell choir played two special selections, and pianist Susan Bushnell played the processional for the Read More

Movie Night Friday At Pierce Hall

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The Pierce Hall Community Center’s biweekly family movie night will be held this Friday, June 16, starting at 7 p.m. Read More

Rochester Town Clerk Notes

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Rochester residents are reminded that the town office will not be open for business on Tuesday, June 20, due to the Act 46 re-vote and the sewer bond vote taking place that day. Read More

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Chelsea Town Clerk News

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The bridge work has started and Bridge #11 is slated to be closed from June 18-30 and Bridge #9 from July 10-24. There will be one signed route in use as the local bypass route for both bridge closures. Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Jun. 15, 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

Gilman & Colby Scholar Leaders

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Two students at the Chelsea Public School, Lucas James Gilman and Emma Bliss Colby, were recently honored as Middle Level Scholar Leaders at the 20th annual Vermont Scholar Leader Awards Banquet held June 7 at Norwich University in Northfield.  Read More

Area 4-H’ers Compete In Dairy Judging Tour

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Local 4-H’ers proved that they know their dairy cattle at the 2017 Central and Southeast Region Dairy Judging Tour, held May 6 in Newbury.  Read More

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Hitchhiking Robin

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

A mama robin chose the back of Tunbridge resident Bert Tatro’s bike for her nest. Clearly, this egg is going places. (Herald / Emily Howe)   Read More

BALE To Celebrate Anniversary And Solstice at Wild Roots

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

BALE (Building A Local Economy) will celebrate its sixth year of community-building activities at the newly opened Wild Roots Restaurant (formerly the Fox Stand) on Route 14 in Royalton on Tuesday, June 20, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / Jo Levasseur – 763-8936

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. Library services and programs are free and open to the public. Read More

Ladies Make Visits To Veterans Home

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 / Scott Beavers – 802-384-3937

Lorraine Withington and Laurel Pero visited the Veterans Home in Bennington last Wednesday, to bring many useful items for the veterans there.  These included blankets, toiletries, clothing, and many items that could be used for bingo prizes. Read More

Dads Free at VINS On Fathers Day

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee will offer free admission to fathers on Fathers Day, this Sunday, June 18, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Read More

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Royalton Memorial Library Celebrates Centennial June 22

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The Royalton Memorial Library will mark its 100th birthday with a celebration on the South Royalton Green on June 22 at 7 p.m. The South Royalton Band will play a concert in the Richard W. Read More

SoRo Town Band Season Opens

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Opening night of the South Royalton Town Band’s 2017 concert season is Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Richard W. Ellis Bandstand on the green in South Royalton.  Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Jun. 15, 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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Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The center at 6 Hale Street is open for the public Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and serves lunch in the Fork and Spoon Café at noon. Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Toddlertime is on Fridays at 10:30 a.m., and Preschooler Storytime is at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays through the month of June. Read More

Nature Presentation, Two Films at Brookfield OTH

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Come learn about Vermont’s “Special Places”, how to identify and deal with eating disorders, and discover the fascinating story of the Babushkas of Chernobyl, as the Brookfield Old Town Hall’s 2017 season of community events g Read More

Braintree Selex Appoint Cleveland to Planning Bd.

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The following summary of the Braintree Selectboard’s June 6 meeting was written from unapproved minutes submitted to The Herald. Read More

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Randolph Historical Museum Open

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The Randolph Historical Society provides visitors with a doorway to the past—pictured is the Randolph railroad station, circa 1885, before the clock was installed in the tower in 1911. Read More

Randolph Habitat Meeting June 20

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The Randolph Chapter of Central Vermont Habitat for Humanity will meet on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. in the lower level of Kimball Library to reorganize and discuss future building.  Read More

Kimball Hosts Genealogy Lesson

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Steve Perkins, executive director of the Vermont Historical Society, will present a genealogy program at Kimball Library on Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m.  Read More

Gillespie Fuels ‘Adopts’ a Bus In Support of the Stagecoach

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

Gillespie Fuels and Propane of Northfield, Randolph, and Waitsfield has provided an “Adopt-a-Bus” sponsorship award to Stagecoach Transportation Services, to be distributed to Stagecoach over four years. Read More

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Vermont’s Nesting Loons Need Space

Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 /

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to give loons a hand this summer by enjoying them from a safe distance.  Loons were removed from Vermont’s endangered species list in 2005 following decades of recove Read More