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Curious parents are invited to 'Celebrate UCA and Save Your Seat' night
The public is invited to celebrate the hidden gem called United Christian Academy Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEK Pool, Moose Lodge Introducing Youth Billiards League
Attention to all the youth billiards players out there or young people who want to learn the sport. NEK Pool and the Moose Lodge in St. Johnsbury announced the start of a youth billiards league.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pirates Returning To Cannon Mountain
The sixth annual Pirates of the High Skis! fundraiser will be held at Cannon Mountain on Saturday, February 6, 2016. A full day of pirate fun for skiers and riders of all ages and all abilities and all to support Adaptive Sports Partners' mission to enrich the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Franconia Skating Party and Book Sale Feb. 13
The Franconia Heritage Museum will host its Annual Skating Party on Saturday, Feb. 13, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Franconia Town Rink.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Refugee Crisis In Greece Seen Up-Close With Mari Cordes
Mari Cordes recently returned from a week on the Greek island of Lesvos working with the refugees from the war in Syria and other places disrupted by war. The Jeudevine Memorial Library will be hosting her to talk about her experiences on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Building in Hardwick.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Travel Night Series Beginning At Weeks Library Feb. 8
The annual travel night series at the Weeks Memorial Library in Lancaster will begin Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. with a special program by the students in the international exchange program at the high school who will talk about their homes in Spain.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Discuss voting rights after free showing of Selma documentary
Do you want to learn more about the right to vote in America? Join the Northern Grafton County Democrats for a screening of the award-winning documentary "Selma: the Bridge to the Ballot," on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Library, Main Street, Bethlehem.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

True Story Of Ash Wednesday To Be Shared In Canaan
Many people have heard of Ash Wednesday and others may have taken part in the tradition of receiving ashes. Yet most people have not a clue as to why Christians have repeated this ceremony for 2,000 years. Wednesday night Feb. 10th is your chance to learn the answers to your many questions.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Handmade, With Love
Stella Provencal of East Haven proudly displays one of the quilts she has made. She works on her quilts and other crafts while she attends the Riverside Life Enrichment Center in Lyndon, and her items can be purchased there on weekdays, she said.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

'Woodlawn' To Be Shown At The Grace Brethren Church
The Grace Brethren Church of Irasburg will be showing the inspiring new movie called "Woodlawn" on Saturday at 6:30 pm. This is a true story.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Moth Radio Storytellers To Host Fundraiser At LSC
Award winning MOTH Radio comedic storytellers Sue Schmidt, Kevin Gallagher and Bobby Stoddard know how to spin a yarn or three. The will host "How Much Longer?" at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Alexander Twilight Theater at Lyndon State College.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It's 'Sew' Time To Quilt For Lunenburg's Maple Festival
As part of the 11th annual Lunenburg annual Maple Festival on April 2, the Lunenburg Historical Society will be sponsoring a no-fee quilt square contest.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Haverhill Corner Library Will Offer Mah Jongg Class
HAVERHILL, N.H. -- The Haverhill Corner Library will offer an "Introduction to Mah Jongg" class in February, the library has announced. The class will be taught by Eleanor Ingbretson and will meet at the library on the four Saturdays in February from noon to 2 p.m. (Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27).
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Grafton County 4-H Activities Day
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. -- Lisbon Regional School hosted the 2016 County Activities Day for Grafton County 4-H on Saturday, Jan. 9. As a previous 4-H alum, the interim principal, Jackie Daniels, was very excited about hosting this event in their facility this year. Jackie remembers being a 4-H horse member when she was younger, and continues to be an advocate for 4-H youth by volunteering her time to help judge events like County Activities Day.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

NEK Audubon Offers Summer Oceanography Camp Scholarships
NEK Audubon seeks scholarship applicants, ages 10-15, to attend a one-week or two-week summer session at the Acadia Institute of Oceanography in Seal Harbor, Maine.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Local Author David Martin To Visit The East Haven Library
David Martin, well-known local author of many children's books, will be at the East Haven Library on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

River Currents by David L. Deen: Mosquitoes - Not just odious pests
If one were to offer that there was something good about mosquitoes, now would be the time of year to do so since they are not likely to be annoying anyone right now and annoy they do, but like all living things mosquitoes serve valuable functions in the ecosystem.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Greensboro Free Library AARP Tax-Aide Center Starts Eighth Year Serving NEK
For the eighth consecutive year, the Greensboro Free Library is going to be an AARP Tax-Aide Center. They will be preparing 2015 tax returns from February 1 to April 15, 2016.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Moose Lodge Hosts State Pool Tournament
Paul Siminack lines up to take a shot at the 8 Ball Championship weekend pool tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Moose Lodge in St. Johnsbury. Vermont retained the championship with David Fernandez beating out Greg Bombard, a great New York competitor in the finals match.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Weeks Library Benefits Children Inside And Out
Children outside Weeks Memorial Library enjoy an Outdoor Fun program. Madison Robarts, Axcie Hamilton, Charly Schmidt, Sam and Greg McCormick brave the cold for an afternoon of making snow angels and tracks in the snow.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

3rd Annual Snow Volleyball Tournament In Lancaster To Benefit Child Advocacy Center Of Coos County
COOS -- Fun in the snow for a great cause -- that sums up the Cold Hands, Warm Heart Volleyball Tournament in Lancaster taking place on Saturday, March 12. Proceeds from this third annual event benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Coƶs County.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stability And Progress Amidst Grief At Northeast Kingdom Homecare, Inc.
The board of directors of Northeast Kingdom Homecare, Inc. (NEKHC) met earlier this month to plan for 2016 and to review the company's transition through turbulent times following the sudden passing on May 5 of its president, Gerry Hunt.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Exhibit At The Collector's Fair At Orleans Elementary School
The Orleans County Historical Society and the Old Stone House Museum present the 15th annual Collector's Fair on Sunday, Feb, 21 at the Orleans Elementary School Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All collectors and the general public are welcome at this free event.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Toastmasters Club Meeting In Littleton
North Country Toastmasters Club President, Dayna Fluemrfelt, left, congratulates Erin Hennessey, for Table Topics event, and Jill Kimball hams it up with the club's newest member Travis Cox. During the Table Topics portion of the meeting, members give a 1-2 minute impromptu talk on a random topic and practice "thinking on their feet." Meetings are open to everyone ages 18 and over. Join the fun every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Bailiwicks On Main, Littleton, N.H. For more information, call Elaine at 802-473-0120, email dayna_flumerfelt@yahoo.com or go to http://northcountrynh.toastmastersclubs.org.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Haverhill Corner Library Holding Short Story Discussion
The Haverhill Corner Library will hold its next Book Club for Writers discussion on Thursday, Jan. 28. The discussion will feature short stories by Tony Earley, Barry Hannah, and Tim O'Brien.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Northcountry Classics Car Club Benefits Groveton Food Bank
Hollis Sawyer VP of the Northcountry Classics Car Club presents a donation to Fr. Dan Deveau for the Groveton food bank. This is from the proceeds of the annual car show the club hosts every year in Lancaster. The club is a non-profit club and donates to the local food banks.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Leanr About Solar At Sugar Hill Meeting Sunday
Anyone interested in information about solar energy generation on your roof or in your yard, is invited to an event at Polly's Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Barton Church Holding Free Showing Of 'War Room'
The Solid Rock Assembly on Church Street in Barton welcomes the public to a free showing of the film "War Room" on Saturday.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

St. Johnsbury Woman's Club Hears From NEK Chamber Director
St. Johnsbury Woman's Club met Jan. 5 at Grace Methodist Church. Lyn Fleming and Jean Demers greeted the 17 arrivals.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Be Among The Friends Of Willoughby At Feb. 6 Meeting
The first formal meeting of the newly formed Friends of the Willoughby State Forest will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 1-3 in the Burke Mountain Room at Lyndon State College.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center - North & South Congregational Churches
Welcome to January's edition of History & Heritage. Our purpose is to acquaint you with our mission to preserve the town's rich history, highlight the legacy of those who have gone before and show how our past has shaped our present. We are a non-profit with 501(c)(3) status.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Craftsbury Energy Committee To Show Movie 'Surviving Progress'
The Craftsbury Energy Committee will host aviewing of the movie "Surviving Progress" on Wednewsday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Craftsbury Public Library.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Moose License Plate Revenue Benefiting Bank Stabilization Efforts In Coos County
The NH State Conservation Grant Program (supported by funds from the sale of the Conservation License Plates or "Moose Plates") recently awarded $11,000 towards a project proposal from the Coos County Conservation District (CCCD).
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

East Craftsbury Church Calls New Pastor
CRAFTSBURY -- The Rev. Deborah McKinley will become the new pastor of East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church starting April 15.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Littleton Rotary Hears From Children's Trust Director
Keryn Bernard-Kriegl, executive director of the New Hampshire Children's Trust, shares with Littleton Rotarians recently how the organization works to eliminate child abuse and neglect by providing training, technical assistance, resources, evaluation and accreditation support to the programs and professionals who work directly with children and families. The Trust carries out its mission by teaching the protective factors that strengthen families, supporting professional development for home visitors, and educating the community and public policy makers on ways to improve systems to stop child maltreatment before it starts.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Karen Westover becomes newest member of St. Johnsbury Rotary Club
Karen Westover, Market Manager at Dead River Company (formerly Northern Petroleum) in St. Johnsbury, was welcomed into the St. Johnsbury Rotary Club on Jan. 4 during the club's weekly meeting at Union Baptist Church.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bancroft House's Longest Night A Tremendous Success
Franconia -- The season of giving was front and center on the Dow Field in Franconia on the evening of the winter solstice. More than 20 participants, chose to be temporarily homeless for the evening, spending the night sleeping outdoors. Pledges in support of these participants from individuals, civic groups, churches, local businesses as well as friends and family near and far helped the Bancroft House exceed expectations for the event, raising much needed funds to continue the mission of the Bancroft House in providing shelter to women, children, and families throughout the region.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Galaxy Bookshop Welcomes Vermont Authors from Green Writers Press
Come to the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m., for a reading and book signing by three authors with novels published by independent Vermont publisher Green Writers Press. Sara Dillon (Planning for Escape), Peter Gould (Marly), and Sile Post (Your Own Ones) will speak, along with special guest Dede Cummings, publisher at Green Writers Press.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Burke Chamber hosting 4th Annual Community Dinner to Benefit the Burke Senior Meal Site
The Burke Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Community Dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

E-Textiles At The Greensboro Free Library
Greensboro Free Library to host E-textile program
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

North Country Native Finishes Public Service Internship
Former Monroe resident Cody Morrison is currently finishing up as an intern for New Hampshire District 1 Executive Councilor Joseph D. Kenney. Morrison started his internship at end of August 2015 and worked on numerous projects including event promotion, press release drafting, report writing, and multimedia utilization.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

St. J's Community Restorative Justice Center Seeks Volunteers
The Community Restorative Justice Center, located in St. Johnsbury, is seeking volunteers to serve on Circles of Support and Accountability, also known as COSA. The Offender Reentry Program works with participants who have significant ties to Caledonia and Southern Essex communities; who have committed serious and/or violent offenses; and who are being released from prison to serve the remainder of their sentence in the community.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Community Restorative Justice Center receives grant to support the Depot Square Food Pantry
The Community Restorative Justice Center, Inc. (CRJC) recently received a $2,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation's Small and Inspiring grant program to benefit the Depot Square Resident's Group Food Pantry. The grant will help further the CRJC's mission creating peace through building relationships.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Mittersill Improvements Project Going Strong
At the December 23rd meeting of the Littleton Rotary Club, David Fitzgerald, Past-President of the Franconia Ski Club (FSC), provided an update on the Mittersill Trail Capital Improvements Project. He has led the fundraising campaign for the ambitious multi-year effort that seeks to build world-class speed, race and training venues on slopes and terrain that rival the best Austria has to offer. In partnership with Holderness School, whose racing team is affiliated with FSC, over $3.2 million of the $4 million fundraising goal has been achieved. The year has seen the installation of snowmaking equipment, trail work, and construction of a new Echo Lake Dam that will ensure a dependable water supply. Fitzgerald noted that the project would not be possible without the support of the State of New Hampshire, generous donors, and important grants. Work is anticipated to be completed next year with the installation of a T-bar and additional snowmaking coverage.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Summertime Marching Band Seeking Players
Summertime Marching Band Seeking Players
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Craftsbury Library Hosting Talk On Trip To Ungava Bay
Craftsbury Library Hosting Talk On Trip To Ungava Bay
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Upcoming Events at Peacham Library
Peacham Library hosts aging at home lunch talk
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Order Of The Eastern Star Sponsors Gingerbread House Activity At Weeks Memorial Library
Order Of The Eastern Star Sponsors Gingerbread House Activity At Weeks Memorial Library
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

NorthWoods Center Hosting Winter Day Camp
Winter Day Camp and Conservation Camp
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

10-Year-Old Orleans County Boy Benefits Animals In Need
At the Second Summer A Shop -- of Things in Newport recently, Jonathan Shattuck holds tags from the shop's giving trees that note specific needs of animals sheltered at Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter in Orleans. The 10-year-old was completing the Christmas gift he made for his teacher by choosing to donate to help sheltered cats and dogs. Second Summer A Shop -- of Things is located on the corners of Second and Summer streets in Newport. A portion of all sales benefit both Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter and Felines and Friends Foundation.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tiara's and Tuxedo's Arriving In Canaan For A Downton Abbey Dinner
While the Lord's and Ladies will be dining upstairs on Beef Wellington and Roast Pheasant townspeople are invited to a feast downstairs near the kitchen of Mrs. Pattimore as a feast approved by Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes is served.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Improving Crop Production With Aerial Field Scouting
Many producers have already adapted GPS technology on their farm and they also appreciate the use of computers to generate data for farm management.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador John des Groseillers Honored
At the annual US Army Reserve Ambassador Conference recently held at Camp Parks in Dublin, Calif., Vermont US Army Reserve Ambassador John des Groseilliers is shown with the Chief of the US Army Reserve LT General Jeffrey Talley. General Talley had earlier reappointed des Groseilliers as Vermont US Army Reserve Ambassador. In this position des Groseilliers represents General Talley and the US Army Reserve in Vermont. Each state has an Ambassador appointed by the Chief of the US Army Reserve. They are volunteer civilian advocates providing support to Army Reserve unites as well as to Army Reserve soldiers. des Groseilliers who operates his own business lives in Hardwick and is serving his fourth three year appointment as Vermont US Army Reserve Ambassador.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Peacham Library Presents A Conversation With A Syrian Citizen
Peacham Library presents, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m., a conversation with Tamam AbuLateaf, a citizen of Syria who has been studying in Vermont since June. Taman will help you get to know Syria and its people as he puts a personal face on his country through photos and stories of his life and family. For more information, contact Peacham Library at 592-3216.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Catholic Financial Benefits AWARE
Catholic Financial Life Chapter St. Jean N443 co-sponsored the AWARE, Inc. Lantern Raffle at the Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce's October Craft Fair in Hardwick. Chapter President Jeannine A. Young presented AWARE's Executive Director Anna Pirie a Match Fund Check for $500 on Dec. 21.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Keep Us Warm Program Ready Serve Winter-time Need In St. Johnsbury Area
The Keep Us Warm Program, located upstairs in the Kingdom Community Services Food Shelf at 36 Steeple Place, St. Johnsbury, provides free winter outerwear including jackets, hats, mittens, scarves and boots for all except infants. We are well stocked because of many recent donations.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Start the New Year with a commitment to eliminate cancer
ST. JOHNSBURY-- The annual Lake Willoughby Dip will be held New Year's Day at North Beach in Westmore at 1 p.m. Participants will gather for a refreshing dip in the frigid waters while helping to raise money to support the Relay For Life of Caledonia County, an American Cancer Society community event that funds lifesaving cancer research and patient programs that help people get well and stay well. Register for the Lake Willoughby Dip by calling Fred Laferriere, event organizer, at 802-748-8725, or pick up participant packets and information at Mayo's Furniture, 802 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Charlotte Fairbanks Club BenefitsTreatment Court With Easter Seals Donation
Charlotte Fairbanks Club presented to Easter Seals a check for $150 at their monthly meeting on Dec. 14. The funds will go to Treatment Court, a specialized court instituted in Caledonia County for parents recovering from addiction. Treatment Court brings together various members of the treatment community, the Department of Children and Families, and the presiding judge to support and monitor parents who are struggling with addiction. The program involves meeting once a week to monitor each parent's progress, to work together on solving problems related to addiction and recovery, and to support the parents' sobriety, all with the goal of keeping parents and their children together in a healthy family setting.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Our Corner Store Winter Bag Sale Benefits Local Charities
Our Corner Store located at 4 Main St. in Whitefield will be holding a bag sale Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8 and 9. There still is a great supply of books and puzzles as well as household items. There is still plenty of warm winter clothing available.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Changes For Northeast Kingdom Quaker Meeting
Effective Jan. 10, 2016, the Barton-Glover Friends Meeting (Quakers) is changing its name, its meeting location, and its time of worship.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

VFW Donates To Kiwanis Club
Veterans Day was the perfect day for the VFW Post 793 to give a check to St. Johnsbury Kiwanis to support replacing the filters at the Kiwanis Pool.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sugar Hill Christmas Party Continues A Charitable Tradition
The Sugar Hill Christmas Party began in 1892, as a way to bring the community together, as well as to ensure that each child in town received a gift. In the early years, that gift was frequently just an orange! This 123 year old tradition continues today, and children still get an orange. The sixth grade "elves" (pictured), help Santa distrubte gifts and oranges to the children in town. The Willing Workers has had the honor of organizing this event since the late 1920's. Willing Workers is a non-profit charitable organization that services the community, by providing an annual scholarship, as well as donating to other local organizations. The group raises money through bake/craft sales and relies solely on donations.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Vermont Historical Society Presents Awards of Excellence
The Vermont Historical Society recently presented an Award of Excellence to the Greensboro Historical Society for publishing the anthology Forty Years of The Hazen Road Dispatch. Interim VHS Executive Director Jim Douglas is shown here with editor Gail Sangree. The anthology showcases gems from the oldest continuously-published journal from a local Vermont historical society. More about the Vermont Historical Society at vermonthistory.org.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Littleton Lions Club Honor William Ellingwood For 50-Year Membership
King Lion Kevin Clark, left, presents a plaque to Bill Ellingwood at the Littleton Diner on Dec. 12 in recognition of Ellingwood's 50 years as a member of the Littleton Lions Club with perfect attendance. He is fondly remembered for his many years as Santa Claus visiting homes of local children on Christmas Eve. He has also been active storing and distributing hospital equipment for those in need. He was presented with a plaque from Lions Clubs International at the club's annual Christmas party.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Jewels Of The Kingdom Presents Food Preparation Class
There is an old adage that says, "Give a man/a woman a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish and you feed them for a lifetime." That is if they know how to cook the fish. Not everyone eats sashmi (raw fish)!
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Island Pond Bird Count This Saturday
EAST CHARLESTON -- NorthWoods Stewardship Center will be hosting their annual Island Pond Bird Count for the National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count this Saturday, December 19th. The group will meet at Simon the Tanner in downtown Island Pond at 7:30am. The program will run until roughly 4pm and participation is FREE! Please contact Jayson Benoit if you have questions and to let him know if you plan to join so he can prepare maps and other supplies at jayson@northwoodscenter.org.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Newport City: Snowmobile Clubs Offer Training
NEWPORT CITY -- The Orleans County Snowmobile Association held a Snowmobile Safety Course led by Roger Gosselin and Patrick Martell in Newport at the Newport City Fire Department.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas 2015 Service Listing
The following is a list of Christmas church services that were communicated to The Caledonian-Record newsroom.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rachelle Lyons Visits Littleton Rotary
Rachelle Lyons, Agriculture and Environment Coordinator with the Plymouth State University Center for Rural Partnerships, spoke at the Oct. 28 meeting of the Littleton Rotary Club. She was introduced by Russ Gaitskill, a Master Gardener who has worked with her at Copper Cannon Camp. Lyons explained how the center commits the university's resources to the development of outreach projects that promote community agriculture, sound environmental practices and quality of life in rural New Hampshire. She described how her students applied their coursework to issues facing rural populations and experience the essence of environmental stewardship. In the Field Engagement Program, for example, students went onsite to a farm in Colebrook to engage in the challenges of achieving sustainable agriculture in the North Country. Lyons described how the Clean Water Healthy Trout program underscores the importance of maintaining cold and clear freshwater streams.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Volunteers Host Community Thanksgiving Dinner
The North Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the community last month.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Scentsy Buddies Delivered To St. J Fire Dept. For Santa Fund Distribution
Firefighter Phil Hawthorne, of the St. Johnsbury Fire Department, accepts a donation of 32 Scentsy Buddies from Jean Guest on behalf of the Santa Fund. Guest, along with teammate Jessica Gilman, is an Independent Scentsy Consultant, and the pair collected donations of the stuffed animals from area individuals and businesses.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Concord Community Church welcomes new pastor
Concord Community Church announces the arrival of Joshua Abetti as the church's new pastor.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Local Chapter Of Delta Kappa Gamma Awards Quilt In Scholarship Fundraising Raffle
Ronald Guy accepts the gift of a quilt from two members of the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International's Scholarship Fundraiser raffle recently. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honor society of key women educators whose mission is to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. The Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma annually awards a $500.00 scholarship to a college student in their junior or senior year who is majoring in education. Pictured with Guy are Nancy R. James, left, and Jeanne Moffatt Williams.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Meridian Sun Lodge In Craftsbury
Brother Cedric Slicer (left) received his 50-year Membership Button in Meridian Sun Lodge No. 20, Craftsbury, Vt. on Nov. 18 from Michael Ladd (right) R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 10. Also pictured is Michael Ladd (center).
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lunenburg Gingerbread Bazaar Winners
The Top of the Common Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the Gingerbread Bazaar free door prizes and contests. Congratulations everyone!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma
The Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international organization of women educators, held a meeting on Oct. 17 at the American Legion Hall in Whitefield, N.H. There were 16 members present; hostesses were Pam Read, Karen LaRoche, and Judy Erickson.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December events at Jeudevine Memorial Library
The Jeudevine Memorial Library welcomes you to the library for a couple of family friendly workshops and a performance. On Saturday, December 19th at 10 AM children eight years old and up are invited to learn how to weave Swedish paper heart baskets and fold pointed stars. This Scandinavian holiday tradition will be led by Jessica Ojala, materials are provided. Monday, December 28 from 1-4 in the afternoon, children seven years old and up are invited to make their own cranky show! Justin Lander of Vermont Vaudeville and Modern Times Theater fame will lead this workshop. A cranky is a small theater in a box: a roll of paper with hand drawn or painted pictures that tell a story, cranked past an open frame. We will make ours out of chopsticks and cardboard, materials provided. Finally, join us for the return of the Traveling Storytellers of Sheldon, Vermont, Wednesday December 30 at 10 AM. This is an all ages puppet show, especially for the very young. When Ruth makes a lovely gingerbread boy for her husband, Silas, he is very pleased but it's a runaway dessert as the cookie jumps off the table and runs down the road! The tasty treat meets a cow, a pig, a horse and a fox as he runs away from what he believes is his fate. All events are free and open to the public. For more information please contact the library at 472-5948 or jeudevineyouthlibrarian@hardwickvt.org.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hunger Council of the Northeast Kingdom
The Hunger Council of the Northeast Kingdom will have its first meeting on Friday, Dec. 11, from 10 to noon at the Barton Public Library in Barton. The Council is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about hunger and addressing the issue.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Events At Peacham Library
The tenth annual "Santa, Crafts, and Latkes" party takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 12, at Peacham Library.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Santa Visits Lyndon
Mason McClintock, 8, of Lyndonville, pets a donkey while he waits for Santa at the Darling Inn in Lyndonville.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Littleton Rotary Club Helps Serve Free Community Meal
The Littleton Rotary Club served up smiles and a dinner of roast pork, baked rigatoni, seafood Newburg, squash with maple/pecan topping, salads and desserts to 70 guests at the Nov. 10 Dinner Bell meal at All Saints Episcopal Church. Pictured (from left) are club president Tina Lunderville, treasurer Shannon McKee, Melissa Belanger, Garrett Rossi, Debra Simmons and Aden Mitz. A variety of local churches and organizations take turns serving the free community meal at 5 p.m. every Tuesday from early September to mid-June.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Community Donations Help H.O.P.E.
H.O.P.E., Helping Other People Everyday, has been receiving generous donations from area businesses and a local 4-H group this month, helping to do what the organization's name states - help others in need in the community.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Haverhill Corner Library Announces Final Neil Gaiman Discussion
HAVERHILL, N.H. -- The Haverhill Corner Library will sponsor a discussion of "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman on Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Open House For Canaan Church Parsonage On Saturday
The congregation and minister of Canaan's Historic Grace Church invite the public to the official re-opening of the 100+ year old parsonage, Grace House.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

BMA Makes Generous Donations to H.O.P.E.
LYNDONVILLE -- Students and families of Burke Mountain Academy in East Burke brought two van loads full of food and Christmas presents to H.O.P.E. - Helping Other People Everyday - in Lyndonville in recent days.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Orleans Church Hosting Candle Lighting Ceremony
The Compassionate Friends of the Northeast Kingdom Annual Candle Lighting will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., at the Orleans Federated Church, School Street, Orleans, Vt. Losing a child is the worst loss a parent can experience in their lifetime. Please join us to celebrate your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter and light a candle in their honor, at this very difficult time of the year. Bring a photo to share, a poem or a song. The Compassionate Friends Support Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Fran Smith at 487-9055 or Bev Gage at 754-2085.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Here's your chance to call Santa
Children of all ages in Littleton, Bethlehem, and Franconia may call Santa Claus at the North Pole starting Monday Dec. 14 through Friday, Dec. 18 and Monday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

St. J Elks Donate to Danville Food Shelf, Support Our Troops
ST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Elks Club recently made two donations to community groups. Bubba Smith, Elks National Foundation chairman, center, presented a check for $500 to Ollie Wolfson of The Open Door food shelf in Danville. At left is Elks trustee Marcel Lapierre. The money was raised at a cow plop bingo game in September.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

CDA Food Drive in Hardwick
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Veronica #1273 in Hardwick collected food for the Hardwick Area Food Pantry at its Advent Party on Dec. 3. In lieu of a Christmas gift exchange, members brought food for the food shelf. CDA member Mary Ainsworth and her husband Stan brought it to the food shelf the next morning.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015


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