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Stormy Evening

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Rain from Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms begins to erode the edges of Cleveland Brook Road in Bethel. (Herald / Seth Butler)   Read More

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Windsor Co. Democrats Schedule Roundtable on Health Care Bills

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

A public roundtable discussion on national, state and universal primary care will be held at Damon Hall, Hartland Three Corners, on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Windsor County Democratic Committee.  Read More

WRVA Open House In Bethel Sept. 12

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

White River Valley Ambulance will host an open house event to further inform people about what their EMT course entails, as well as what it’s like to work as a volunteer first responder or on an ambulance crew.  The event will be Thursday, Read More

Energy Committee BRI To Hold Fundraiser Dinner

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Bethel Energy Committee and Bethel Revitalization Initiative have projects in the works, and need some extra funds, so they are teaming up to host a fundraising dinner on Saturday, Oct. 28.  Read More

Traditional Craft Saturdays At Billings Farm & Museum

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock will host Traditional Craft Saturdays on Saturdays during September, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Visitors can explore a series of Vermont crafts—their history, process, and uses—through informal learn Read More

Civil War Monuments in N.H Is Focus of Roundtable Talk

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

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Hancock Volunteer Fire Dept. Works on Pond Rehab Project

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / By Martha Slater

Up a steep dirt road behind the former Chesapeake Mill (previously owned by Weyerhauser) is a pond surrounded by woods where the Hancock Volunteer Fire department has been doing some rehab work.  Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Sep. 7, 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

Valley Voices To Begin Again: ‘Singing Builds Community’

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / Martha Slater – 767-3025
Rochester

“Singing together is a wonderful way to lift your spirits and create a sense of community,” said Sue Ribaudo, who will soon begin another session as song leader of Valley Voices, a free informal choral group that meets every two weeks on Read More

Barnard

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

Feast and Field hosts a membership appreciation and fundraising event on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 24. Enjoy a hearty stone soup, and hear the music and stories of the farmers. Read More

Vermont Land Trust To Host Visit to Rochester’s Wing Farm

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

As part of the Vermont Land Trust’s 40th anniversary event series, the public is invited to tour the historic Wing Farm in Rochester on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 3–5 p.m. at 222 Wing Farm Road (off of Maple Hill Road) in Rochester.  Read More

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Rochester and Stockbridge Focus on Merger Proposal

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / By Martha Slater

The Rochester-Stockbridge Study Committee continued at the August 30 meeting to fine-tune the merger proposal that it will likely present to the state Board of Education (BOE) on September 20. Read More

Community Flower Show Saturday At Harvest Fair

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Flower Committee of the Rochester Federated Church will sponsor its annual community flower show this Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Read More

Community Stories At Pierce Hall

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

“Looking for Community: Stories of Why We Are Here,” a collaboration between Middlebury College and Rochester, will take place this Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Pierce Hall Community Center on Main Street in Rochester.  Read More

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Royalton Selectboard Votes To Pay Off FEMA Debt

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / By Jo Levasseur

At the Royalton Selectboard’s August 22 meeting, Town Clerk Karmen Bascom spoke about two systems for the online data base of land records.  The two services, Cott Systems and Kofile Technologies, are similarly priced. Read More

American Legion Post #51 News

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

At the most recent meeting of American Legion Fuller Stearns Post #51, Fifth District Commander Larry Greene was formally installed the officer of the Post for 2017-18.  Names are still being sought for the monument on the green. Read More

Sharon

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

Yesterday’s beautiful drizzle gave us plenty of “inside time” to contemplate where the year has gone so fast. Read More

Legislators Outraged By Trump’s Decision

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Both U.S. Read More

Sharon Town Clerk News

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The first payment of FY18 real estate taxes is due on or before September 13, 2017. Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Sep. 7, 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

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Sep. 7, 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. Read More

Valley Golden Girls Meet at Sandy’s

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Valley Golden Girls will meet Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at Sandy’s Restaurant in Sharon. New members are welcome.  For more information, call Cristyl Jones at 802-274-4746.   Read More

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Friday Farmers Market

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The north common slowly fills with vendors for Chelsea’s weekly farmers’ market on Friday. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

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Tunbridge Church To Host World’s Fair Sunday Service

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / Scott Beavers – 802-384-3937

For the 49th consecutive year, the Tunbridge Church invites people to begin World’s Fair Sunday with music and worship at a special come-as-you-are service. Read More

Vershire

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / Laura Craft – 685-4640

After a quiet August in Vershire, the autumn calendar is looking busy. Most importantly, the first installment of property taxes are due this week, on Thursday, Sept. 7, when the town clerk’s office will be open until 5 p.m. Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Sep. 7, 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

Chelsea Library Fall Plant Sale

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Chelsea Public Library will hold its annual Fall Plant Sale on the North Common in Chelsea this Saturday, Sept. Read More

Tunbridge Library

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Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / Jennifer Brown – 765-4490

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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Seeing Red

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Signs of an impending fall, such as these fiery red leaves, began appearing throughout the White River Valley last week. (Herald / Tim Calabor)   Read More

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Stagecoach’s Passenger Guide Garners National Recognition

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Stagecoach’s Passenger Guide, developed in collaboration with Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, won second place in a national “excellence in communication” contest sponsored by the National Rural Transit Assistance Progr Read More

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Randolph Singers Begin Dec. Concert Rehearsals

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

This Tuesday evening, the Randolph Singers began its 49th season of presenting choral music, when several dozen people turned out for the first rehearsal at Bethany Church.  The weekly rehearsals will prepare the group for a Christmas concert on Read More

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Another Invasive Thug: Pull Out that Barberry

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

If you want to keep controlling invasive plants all year round, barberry is a great one to take on.  Read More

‘The Cougar Comes East’ Tuesday Night at RUHS

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

“The Cougar Come to the East,” a presentation by Sue Morse of Keeping Track, sponsored by the Randolph Conservation Commission, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6-7 p.m. Read More

Brookfield Town Clerk News

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / Laura Rochat – 276-3245

The Town of Brookfield would like to remind residents that all materials stockpiled on the garage property are for highway department use only. The only exception is the limited use of sand for resident driveways during the winter.  Read More

Folklife Center Sets Workshop On Recording Storytelling

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Vermont Folklife center will offer a workshop entitled “Recording Audio for Ethnography, Oral History, and Digital Storytelling,” on Friday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Read More

Keller’s Soul and Blues Music, Plus One-man Circus at OTH

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

This Friday, Sept. 8, the Brookfield Old Town Hall will host soul and blues music by the Dave Keller Band. Read More

Vt. State Grange Fall Festival

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Vermont State Grange Fall Festival will be September 8-10 at the Grange Hall at 308 West Street in Brookfield.  The event will open Friday, Sept. 8 with a potluck dinner at 5 p.m., followed by a movie.  Read More

Norwich University To Host Cyber-Security Seminar

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Norwich University will be this year’s host of the Reserve Officers’ Association (ROA) Department of Europe and the Verband der Reservisten der Bunderwehr (VdRBw) Partnership Seminar.  Approximately 30 officers from these two organiz Read More

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Orange Co. Sheriffs Spread Word About the Need for Seatbelts

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 / By Mike Donoghue , Correspondent

Visitors attending the Champlain Valley Fair this year got an up-close car safety demonstration and talk from Lt. David Eggum of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. His topic was of the dangers of failing to use seatbelts.  Read More

Line Dancing Resumes Sept. 20 In Randolph

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Step ’n’ Time Line Dancers of Central Vermont will offer weekly line dancing sessions beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 6:45- 8:45 p.m. in the Esther Mesh Room at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Main Street in Randolph.  Read More

Fall Yoga Classes Will Resume

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Fall yoga classes by Sylvie Desautels, E RYT 200, are scheduled to resume the week of September 11 in Randolph at Chandler’s Ester Mesh Room and at the Seven Stars Art Center in Sharon. Read More

RUHS Grad, Husband Launch Hemp-Extract Business

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Elmore Mountain Therapeutics, a whole hemp plant CBD-extract company in Elmore, began while Ashley Moore Reynolds was researching CBD (cannabidiol) after the birth of her second child. Read More

Speaker on Alzheimer’s Disease Wednesday at Kimball Library

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Are you worried about Alzheimer’s Disease? Are you concerned about yourself, your spouse, a parent or sibling? Are you concerned about people in your faith community or among your friends?  On Wednesday, Sept. Read More

Vt. Woodworking & Forest Fest At Billings Farm & Museum

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Sep. 7, 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

Faith & Family Films To Present ‘Facing Darkness’

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

As the world watched the Ebola virus consume West Africa in the spring of 2014; international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse stepped forward to help.  Read More

RUHS, Brookfield, Braintree, RES Menus

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Monday, Sept. 11: Corn dog, baked beans.  Tuesday, Sept. 12: Mac & cheese, roll, broccoli.  Wednesday, Sept. 13: Chicken quesadilla, soft-shell tortilla, peas, salsa.  Thursday, .Sept. 14: Tunbridge Fair. Read More

Easy Yoga Class Starting Soon

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

“Yoga From the Inside Out,” a gentle yoga class for all levels, will be starting Wednesday, Sept. 20 with instructor Susan Mills.  Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Toddlertime is on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler Storytime is at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Read More

Eastern Star To Host Dinner and Speaker

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

If starfish can regenerate themselves, why can’t the human body with some help?  Plan to join the members of Beulah Chapter #15, Order of the Eastern Star, to learn about regenerative medicine on Saturday, Sept. Read More

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F&W To Hold Fishing Clinics

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s “Let’s Go Fishing Program” will be holding two educational fishing clinics in September, both which are free and open to anglers of all ages and abilities. Read More

Farm & Forest Viability Program Has Grants to Assist Farmers

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, has announced the availability of grant funds for on-farm capital improvement projects.  Read More

Vermont Genealogy Open House Sept. 9

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Vermont Genealogy Library will host an open house on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at its building on Hegeman Ave. at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester, across from the State Police.  Read More

Vermont Tax Dept. Increases Awareness Of Use Tax

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Vermont Department of Taxes is reaching out with a “come forward” program for individuals who may not know what Vermont Use Tax is and when it is due.  Read More

The Samara Fund Announces Awards

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 /

The Samara Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, has announced awards of $65,000 in grants and scholarships o Support Vermont’s LGBTQ Community in its sixth annual competitive grant round.  Read More