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St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center - Almost There!
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Community Forest Potluck and Hike Oct. 3 In Landaff
LANDAFF -- The public is invited to the third annual Cooley-Jericho Community Forest Potluck and community hike!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wisdom Fire 2015: A Women's Ceremonial Gathering In Barton
Vermont-based non-profit Circle of Women International is hosting an overnight women's ceremonial gathering called Wisdom Fire in Barton Oct. 3 thru 4.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The 36th Annual Harvest Supper of the First Congregational Church of Littleton
The 36th Annual Harvest Supper of the First Congregational Church of Littleton will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3. The menu consists of baked ham with raisin sauce, mashed potatoes, baked beans, squash, coleslaw, rolls and assorted beverages. For dessert there will be dozens of delectable homemade pies and cakes to choose from.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Free Community Dinner Celebrates Local Harvest And Farmer
Joe's Brook Farm and Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) are teaming up to celebrate local agriculture and the season's harvest Thursday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. for the final installment of the On Farm Community Dinner Series.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Northeast Kingdom Youth Services Receives Grant from the Merchants Bank Foundation
Northeast Kingdom Youth Services (NEKYS) is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Merchants Bank Foundation. The support will allow NEKYS to continue to offer the Outdoor Adventure Programs for local youth. NEKYS' Outdoor Adventure Programs strives to improve the lives of at-risk youth by increasing their resiliency and decreasing risk factors contributing to drug & alcohol use, suicide, school dropout, teen pregnancy and violence. Outdoor activities include kayaking, canoeing, hiking, swimming, mountain trekking, survival skills and shelter-building. The program is a transformational experience that nurtures youth to achieve more than they ever thought possible. It gives them the skills to successfully overcome the challenges of their present circumstances and move towards brighter futures.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Super Star Kitchen Band at the Farmers Market Oct. 3
The Super Star Kitchen Band (SSKB) formed in 2014 for an event that needed a band in a hurry. Made up of a revolving cast of musicians from within 30 miles depending on availability. In doing so, a wide variety of music is achieved. The SSKB will play for the Lancaster Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with Lee Baker, Lyndall Demers, Tim Berry, Joanne Gilman, Dave Saikin and Suzan Shute and tunes such as "Dream Lover," "Margaritaville" and "St Anne's Reel."
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

World Music Chorus To Start In October
Want to sing traditional a cappella choral music from around the world? Starting Tuesday, Oct. 6, John Harrison will again lead a weekly world music chorus from 7-9 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church on 39 West Church Street in Hardwick.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bethlehem Library Offers Two Programs That Highlight Favorite Books
BETHLEHEM, N.H. -- The Bethlehem Public Library will host two programs this week where the audience can share and discuss their favorite books. Both programs are free and open to all North Country residents.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Harvest Fair This Saturday in Colebrook
The annual Harvest Fair, hosted by the Colebrook Downtown Development Association, takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Colebrook Elementary School Gym.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MWA and CCC Sponsors River Cleanup
Thirteen intrepid citizens of the Memphremagog watershed participated in Memphremagog Watershed association's (MWA) and Craftsbury Conservation Commission's (CCC) first River Cleanup day on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Peacham Fall Foliage Day: Peacham Library will host Peacham Authors
Peacham Library will host Peacham Authors as part of the town's Fall Foliage activities on Thursday, Oct. 1. The authors include Tim McKay, Stuart O'Brien and Josette Lyders. McKay's book, Letters from a War Bride, describes his father's experiences as an Army Battalion Surgeon during and after World War II as told though letters to his war bride. O'Brien's book, Wildwood, is a love story, set in World War II, but in the Pacific Theater. Lyder will be on hand to sign copies of the Peacham Library Chronology as well as copies of her book, Joseph L. Smongeski (A Life In The Art World), about her father. A portion of the purchase price for books purchased at the library for all but the last book are being donated to the library.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bath Public Library has been awarded a Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) Grant!
Bath Public Library has been awarded a Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) Grant! The Rural Libraries grant helps small libraries provide both books and programs to low-income and rural children across Vermont and New Hampshire. This grant includes $2,000 worth of new children's books for the library, an exciting storytelling with Duncan McDougall and a book giveaway presentation at the library on Friday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. Every child will have the opportunity to select a book of their choice to take home.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Poor Houses and Town Farms: The Hard Row for Paupers
FRANCONIA, N.H. --the Abbie Greenleaf Library in Franconia, N.H. will host a presentation by Steve Taylor Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

St. Johnsbury Teachers Help Buy Warm Coats for Kids
Eric Matte, a teacher at the St. Johnsbury School, presents St. Johnsbury Fire Department Assistant Chief Will Rivers with $150 for the department's "Operation Warm fund." The program buys winter coats for children in need. Matte is treasurer of the St. Johnsbury Education Association, and said the donation was from dues collected by the teachers' union. This is the second year that firefighters have taken part in "Operation Warm."
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Burklyn Arts Council Annual Meeting Oct. 6
The Burklyn Arts Council, an all-volunteer arts organization based in Lyndonville, will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6:45 p.m. at the Cobleigh Public Library. This meeting is open to the public.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bath Library to present Adair Mulligan's Connecticut River discussion
BATH -- The Bath Public Library has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present Adair Mulligan, "The Connecticut: New England's Great River" on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Bath Village School.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wood pellet raffle to support LHS Scholarship Fund
The Golden Dawn Lodge #66, F&AM, of Littleton is holding a raffle for one ton of wood pellets with free delivery to benefit their Littleton High School Scholarship Fund for 2016. Pellets have been donated by Harris Energy, Inc., Littleton.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Take a fall mushroom walk at NorthWoods Stewardship Center
Fall is the best time to find mushrooms in New England. On Saturday, Sept. 26, from 1-4 p.m., join mycologist Lawrence Millman on a foray that focuses on fungal ecology -- providing answers to the questions: what is that species and what is its ecological role?
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

St. Johnsbury Elks Club Support H.O.P.E., Kiwanis Pool
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The St. Johnsbury Elks Club made grant presentations to two local non-profits during a dinner and dance program held on Sept. 19.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Green Mountain United Way plans Texas Hold 'Em tournament
Green Mountain United Way will hold its 3rd Annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament sponsored by the Tom Breslin Community Center in Lyndonville on Sept. 27. All proceeds will be donated to GMUW for the support of their local programs in education, income and health.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ATV club plans tribute cookout
The North Country ATV Club in North Stratford is putting on a Ride-in and Cookout on Sept. 26 to pay tribute to Polaris and Yamaha for their generous grants that enabled the club to repair and upgrade two trails that received a lot of damage due to severe weather last winter and spring.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Season's final Lamplight Service at North Danville Sunday
The historic Old North Church in North Danville will hold its final lamplight service and hymn sing of the season on Sunday, Sept 23, at 7 p.m. This will be an ecumenical service with the Danville clergy and choirs participating. The theme will be the hymn 'Amazing Grace.'
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall festival on North Stratford Common at Sept. 26
The First Baptist Church of North Stratford will hold their annual Fall Festival on the common from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. There will be baked goods, crafts and fancy work for sale, as well as food basket raffles, a mini penny sale, white elephant tables, pumpkins and cornstalks, fresh local veggies, a 50/50 drawing, and hot food available. Live music will be offered by the Disslers of North Stratford.
Monday, September 21, 2015

Conversation French course at the Weeks Memorial Library
A course in Conversational French will begin again on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Weeks Memorial Library on Main Street in Lancaster. It is open to anyone who has studied any amount of French.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Celebrate The Derby Historical Society's 35th Anniversary
DERBY -- Thirty-five years ago, a group of area residents fulfilled a dream -- to found a historical society to not only preserve the history of Derby, but to also share it with people interested in the community's past.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Help For H.O.P.E.
Help for the school backpack program run by Helping Other People Everyday, H.O.P.E., came in recently from both the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, where school supplies and items for the backpack program were collected and donated as seen in the top photo, with NVRH employee Donna Racine, on left above, dropping off items with H.O.P.E. staff member Kathy Switser. In the second photo, Kathy Stetson, on left below, a director of the Caledonia County Fair, presents H.O.P.E. employee Maria Hill-Barnes with a check for $113, raised from a bake sale and a raffle held in Floral Hall at the recent fair.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Littleton Area Senior Center Penny Sale Raffle
The Littleton Area Senior Center will once again conduct a "Penny Sale" Raffle to coincide with Littleton's Art Festival weekend, with bidding to close at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Saami Reindeer Herders Program At Jeudevine Library
Take a trip to another world! Come to the Jeudevine Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. for a program about the Saami Reindeer Herders of northern Scandinavia.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Women's Adventure Retreat Returns To Canaan
Vermont Outdoors Woman is sponsoring an outdoor education retreat for adventurous women 18 years and older in Canaan on Sept. 18-20. Fall Doe Camp will offer three days of classes to be held in the woods, in the lodge, on the lake and on the beach as foliage season begins in the Northeast Kingdom.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Garden leader workshop in St. Johnsbury Sept. 21
The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) presents the 2015 Fall Grow It! Workshops for community and school garden leaders in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi and local groups.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Whitefield Church Hosting Missionaries
WHITEFIELD -- The Community Baptist Church in Whitefield will host a presentation by missionaries Dr. Bill and Ann Clemmer on Friday, Sept. 18, at noon and again at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 27 Jefferson Road (Route 116) across from the Whitefield Post Office.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Newport's Dessert Challenge Sept. 19
Can you make a great dessert? Newport will be holding the downtown dessert challenge as part of its fall festival, this Saturday, Sept. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Newport. And they want contestants.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

White Mountains DAR to meet
The White Mountains Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold their next meeting on Saturday, Sept. 19, gathering at 10 a.m. at Windy Ridge Orchard, Route 116, North Haverhill.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Newport's Chili Challenge Sept. 19
Newport's Famous Chili Challenge Cookoff is coming Saturday, Sept. 19, as part of the Newport Fall Foliage Festival, and they want your chili.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Easton Yard Sale To Benefit Town Hall Improvements
The Easton Town Hall Improvement Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Easton Town Hall located at 1060 Easton Valley Road (7 miles from Franconia on Route 116 South), Easton, N.H.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

United Way Seeking Information To Help People In An Emergency
Emergencies can take many forms, from natural disasters to human-caused events such as a major traffic accident that closes a road or takes out the power for hours at a time. For seniors or people with physical or mental disabilities, such events can become life-threatening if they are prolonged and no one is available to help.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fiddling Fun!
The annual Pat O'Hagan Memorial Fiddling Contest was held on Labor Day at Miller's Run School in Sheffield, drawing many participants and an enthusiastic audience, organizers said.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Lyndon State College's Vail Museum Hosts DAR Presentation of Pillowcases for Veterans
The Manor Vail Society (MVS) at Lyndon State College recently hosted The Saint John de Crevecoeur Chapter NSDAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) at LSC's Vail Museum. The local DAR toured the museum and made a special presentation of commemorative pillowcases to Thom Anderson, advisor to the LSC Veterans' Club and associate dean of academic programs. The event was coordinated by Elizabeth Beattie Bolevic, LSC alumna and a member of the MVS, and Nola A. Forbes, LSC alumna and Regent of the local DAR chapter.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Caledonia Fair Results For Horse Pulling
Miniature Horse Pulling
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Danville Library presenting community conversation on food
Food, Glorious Food, the first in a series of Community Conversations, sponsored by the Pope Memorial Library in Danville, will be held Saturday, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the library's Regional Community Center (next to the Passumpsic Bank).
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Free monthly blood pressure clinics in Lancaster on second Fridays
LANCASTER, N.H. -- The monthly free blood pressure clinic sponsored by Volunteer Services of Weeks Medical Center is changing days beginning this month. The free blood pressure clinic will now be held on the second Friday of each month. The location and times for the clinic remain the same: Passumpsic Savings Bank at 117 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Local agriculture celebrated through free community dinners
For a third year in a row, Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) will bring together local farmers and community members for a celebration of local agriculture and the season's harvest. Beginning Sept. 10, the On-Farm Community Dinner Series will take place on three farms in the Northeast Kingdom and is open to the public.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Volunteers needed for American Cancer Society Relay For Life of North Country
The American Cancer Society, the nations leading voluntary health organization, is looking for a few good volunteers for its national signature activity, Relay For Life. Walkers and runners, cancer survivors, community leaders, team captains -- come one, come all, to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of North Country.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Christian Concert At Hardwick Church
The Michael James Mette Christian Concert is coming to St. Norbert Church in Hardwick on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Library card sign-up begins month of programs at Bethlehem Library
BETHLEHEM, N.H. -- Back to school means back to learning! This fall, Bethlehem Library is offering programs for all ages with an emphasis on learning something new. All programs are free, and open to all North Country residents.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Galaxy Bookshop Welcomes Poets Barbara Murphy and David Huddle
Barbara Murphy and David Huddle will share an evening of poetry at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. Earlier this year, Barbara Murphy published her first collection of poems, Almost Too Much. David Huddle, the author of numerous novels and books of poetry, is celebrating the publication of his eighth poetry collection, Dream Sender.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

2015 Caledonia County Fair Cattle Department Beef Show
2015 Caledonia County Fair Cattle Dept Beef Show
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

North Haverhill Airport Offering Youth Flights
The Dean Memorial Airport will host its 17th open house featuring free Young Eagles airplane rides on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lunenburg offering annual 'Grub on the Green' and open mic
The Top of the Common Committee in Lunenburg invites everyone to drop by the Lunenburg Common on Saturday, Sept. 12, for their annual community potluck meal.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cabot Old Time Family Contra and Square Dance series begins
CABOT -- The Cabot Old Time Family Contra and Square Dance series will host the first dance of the 2015 series on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Willey Building in Cabot starting at 7:30 p.m. The caller for the evening is Amy Cann. Music will be provided by David Carpenter and the Hull's Union Victory String Band.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Newport events this weekend highlight suicide prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to prevention of suicide. Funds raised for this organization are used for education, outreach, prevention and research. Two events are planned for this coming weekend. On Friday, a dinner at The Club Restaurant and Pub, at Newport Country Club, is being held to "kick-off" the next days' event, the 4th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk at Gardner Park in Newport, at 10 a.m., rain or shine.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Whitefield benefit clothing store announces fall bag sale
Our Corner Store located at 4 Main Street in Whitefield will be holding an early fall bag sale on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Morningstar Meadows farm to host field day on dry beans and grains
GLOVER -- On Sept. 10 farmers will have the opportunity to learn how a farm in Glover has found success growing organic dry beans and grains for both human consumption and animal feed.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Old Stone House Fall Foliage Races Sunday, Sept. 13
BROWNINGTON -- Runners, bikers and walkers are invited to race around the historic roads of Brownington in the crisp morning air with early fall color and spectacular views on Sunday morning, Sept. 13, for the annual Old Stone House Fall Foliage Races.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Canaan Founder's Weekend/Fall Foliage Events
This historic town, in the far northeast corner of Vermont, will celebrate their heritage and founders the third weekend of September with a Founder's Weekend Fall Foliage Harvest Feast, an expanded non-denominational service at the historic Grace Community Church and also a collection of yard sales along the town's main road all day Saturday the 19th.
Monday, September 7, 2015

UNH Cooperative offering cooking for groups food safety workshop
UNH Cooperative Extension will be presenting a free, three-hour program on Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety. This training opportunity is for groups or churches that offer meals to the public, whether the meal is free or as part of a fundraiser.
Sunday, September 6, 2015

Caledonia County Fair Director Donates 210 Pounds Of Tabs To Shriners
At the recently held annual Caledonia County Fair in Lyndonville, Jeff Goodwin, a director of the fair, donated 210 pounds of aluminum tabs he helped to gather with the help of a collection point at Allen Lumber in St. Johnsbury the past year, to donate the tabs to the Shriners. Goodwin said the Shriners recycle the aluminum tabs and use the money to help children who have suffered burns or who have orthopedic disabilities in specialized hospitals. Children treated at Shriners hospitals do not have to pay any of their medical costs, thanks to the philanthropic work of the Shriners. Goodwin said he has tried for multiple years to hit the 100 pound mark for his aluminum tab donation, but had fallen short, and this year, he more than doubled his goal, exceeding 200 pounds. Goodwin said the local Shriners chapter comes to the cavalcade every year at the Caledonia County Fair, and he made the donation during their recent visit. Goodwin is pictured fourth from the left. To the other side of the donation, to Goodwin's right is Winston Harper, a Shriner from the Northeast Kingdom, with other Shriners who accompanied him.
Saturday, September 5, 2015

Bible teacher and homeschool expert at the Grace Brethren Church of Irasburg
The Grace Brethren Church of Irasburg, located at the junction of Route 5 and 14 near Coventry, will host a two day Bible conference with Ray and Rhoda Wenger on Sept. 9 and 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The topics will focus on Biblical Separation:
Friday, September 4, 2015

Craftsbury Energy Committee Raffling Home Energy Audits, Offering Home Improvement Info
The Craftsbury Energy Committee is sponsoring two drawings for two, free Efficiency Vt.- Certified, Home Energy Audits, worth up to $500 each.
Friday, September 4, 2015

Step Back In Time With A Visit The Goodwillie House
BARNET -- The McLaren household must have been on pins and needles that day in 1946 when a reporter for the national magazine Seventeen showed up on the doorstep. The magazine had only been in existence for a year or so, but they had a monthly series called "I Am Seventeen," where they would interview a unique 17-year-old, and tell her story. The reporter had come to Barnet Center, Vermont to interview Carolyn McLaren.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Daniel Becker and Kyle Van der Laan at farmers market
Daniel Becker and Kyle van der laan (keyboardist for 3 Rivers) will be playing at the Lancaster Farmers Market on Sept. 5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Caledonia County Fair 2015 - Horse Show
Results for the Caledonia County Fair Open Horse & Pony Show August 30, 2015.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Kids Connection In Jefferson Cleans Headstones
On Aug. 27, students and families of Kid's Connections honored veterans, their families, and some of the earliest settlers by cleaning headstones at the Old Forest Vale Cemetery in Jefferson, N.H. Brooke and Caleb Mellett work as a team removing black sludge and moss to restore the beauty of the historic monument at the Old Forest Vale Cemetery during their Citizenship Living History Project Day.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Peck Family Reunites At Danville School
About 90 descendants of William and Emily (Rollins) Peck of Danville gathered for a reunion at the Danville School on Aug. 9.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Littleton Rotary Club Meets With Senator Woodburn
N.H. State Senator Jeff Woodburn met with the Littleton Rotary Club on Aug. 26. He talked about life in the North Country and its challenges. But the practical problem solving nature of the North Country, according to Woodburn, could lead to greater cooperation among community institutions and support the effort to expand opportunities. For example, reducing the competition between towns and greater regionalization could address the number of SAUs and dropping school enrollments. A balanced settlement of the Northern Pass controversy and the successful development of the Balsams could create a rising tide that raises all economic boats. Flanking Senator Woodburn are rotarians David Wood and Ray Dionne.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dairy Goat Show Results Caledonia County Fair
Caledonia County Fair
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Any Time Triathlon To Benefit Adaptive Sports Partners
FRANCONIA, N.H. -- Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC) announced that registration is open for the 5th Annual "Any Which Way You Can" Triathlon Challenge.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lyman Town Hall hosting fishing program
LYMAN, N.H. -- The Lisbon Area Historical Society will sponsor a free New Hampshire Humanities to Go program on Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Lyman Town Hall. Dr. Harold C. Lyon will present his popular program, Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit. Anyone who ever posted a Gone Fishin' sign on the door during business hours will appreciate this native fisherman's glimpse into the habits, rituals, and lore of some of the more colorful members of the not-so-exclusive "Liars' Club." Lyon will share tales, secrets, folklore, and history of fishing in New Hampshire's big lakes -- especially Lake Winnipesaukee which translates into "Smile of the Great Spirit."
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Littleton Rotary Lobsterfest Sept. 19 At Bretton Woods
The Littleton Rotary Club's annual Lobster Festival dinner returns to the Bretton Woods Base Lodge/Slope Side on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. to raise funds for local charities and Rotary projects. This is the 43rd year for the popular event, the largest charity dinner in the region.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Caledonia County Fair Results - Horse Pull
CCFA 3300# Horse 8/28/15
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Register Today For Master Composter Course
Burlington--Would you like to have a healthier vegetable garden or lawn, and save money in the process? Backyard composting will allow you to turn food scraps and yard trimmings into "black gold," adding rich, organic nutrients to your soil for a lower cost than purchased fertilizers and compost.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Families The Focus of Derby Church Event
Families will be the focus of a celebration at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Saturday, Aug. 29. The Newport branch meetinghouse is located on Darling Hill Road in Derby.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mercy Harriman's Garden: A Historical Presentation
BATH PUBLIC LIBRARY -- The Pine Grove Grange will host a history presentation by Newbury author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Bath Village School as part of the town's 250th anniversary commemoration. The event is free and will begin at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Digital Photography Class For Adults Offered At Catamount Arts
Cornelia Hasenfuss will offer the class Intro to Looking, Seeing and Talking Like a Photographer at Catamount Arts Center on Thursdays from Oct. 15-Dec.10, 7-9 p.m. (no class on Thanksgiving Day).
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Peacham Library Launches Influential Authors Series Saturday
Peacham Library launches a new speaker series -- Influential Authors -- on Saturday, Aug. 29. This series will highlight authors who have written works that make us stop to contemplate the writing, to evaluate the content, and to engage in conversations. The first speaker, retired Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, is just such an author.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Weeks State Park Association To Hold Its Annual Meeting
The public is invited to the Summit Lodge at Weeks State Park at 6 p.m. on Thursday for free hors d'oeuvres celebrating the 2015 programs and a brief Weeks State Park Association annual meeting, which will be followed at 7 p.m. by a free slide program presented by State Archeologist Richard Boisvert.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thread City String Band At Lancaster Farmers Market
The Thread City String Band from Willimantic, Conn., will be playing at the Lancaster Farmers Market on Aug. 29 from 9:30-11:30. Playing a spirited mix of original folk and lively old-time arrangements on fiddle, guitar, cello, banjo and vocals, The Thread City String Band brings together the best of old and new.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Celebrate The Harvest Season At Community Potluck In Franconia
FRANCONIA -- Celebrate the end of summer at the Community Harvest Potluck on the Dow Field on Saturday, Aug. 29. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities and great food. Relax with friends and neighbors and share the bounty of our gardens.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Attorney Clark Atwell talks about planning estates during St. Johnsbury Rotary meeting
CONFIDENCE AND PREPAREDNESS IN ESTATE PLANNING -- Clarke Atwell, a partner in Gensburg, Atwell & Greaves PLLC in St. Johnsbury, spoke to St. Johnsbury Rotarians about the importance of estate planning during the club's weekly meeting Aug. 3. A native of New York, Atwell moved to the St. Johnsbury area in 1997 after graduating from SUNY Plattsburg in 1989, and Vermont Law School in 1996. Atwell worked for Robert Gensburg, PC from 1996 through 1999, when they formed Gensburg & Atwell, PC. He was a partner in Gensburg, Atwell & Broderick from 2000 to 2009 and a partner in Gensburg & Atwell from 2009 to 2010. In December 2010 Carolyn Greaves joined the practice, which is now known as Gensburg, Atwell & Greaves. Atwell told about the benefits of estate planning, which in the long run, saves families a lot of heartache. Risky situations can be avoided, including what he called the "death lottery" -- the possibility that family members are left out of an inheritance if the deceased has no estate planning in place. Many benefits, financial savings, and peace of mind can be accomplished through estate planning, including the best means of transferring assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for children and protecting loved ones. Atwell said, "for a few hundred dollars, it is money well spent." For more information, go to Atwell is shown above with Rotarian Liz Kennedy, who is in charge for providing speakers for the month of August for the club.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Writing Workshop At the Jeudevine in Harwick
Meredith Holch will lead a creative writing workshop for teens and interested adults at the Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DiCarlo Honored with Community Service Award
JAY, Vt. -- Community National Bank Troy Office Supervisor Julie Willis recently presented Kathy DiCarlo with CNB's Community Service Award. This award was developed by the bank to recognize the "unsung heroes" that make our communities better places to work and live.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Old North Church to hold a lamplight service Sunday, Aug. 30
The Old North Church in North Danville will hold a lamplight service on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. Leading the service will be Joel Stoddert, pastor of the Lyndon Center Baptist Church, The subject of his message will be "Faith Instead of Fear." Those attending are reminded to bring flashlights and to dress according to the weather, since there is no heat nor lights in this historic church. If you have not yet attended a recent service at Old North Church, you will experience the beauty of the new restoration and wonder at its craftsmanship.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New England And New Hampshire Apple Day Is Sept. 2
The 7th Annual New England Apple Day will be celebrated across the region on Sept. 2. Each state will be celebrating the start of the 2015 harvest season with a visit to a local orchard and the ceremonial "first apple picking" of the year. As part of the festivities, New Hampshire Apple Day will also be recognized on Sept. 2nd and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan will be making the first pick of the season at Mack's Apples in Londonderry. She will be accompanied by Commissioner of Agriculture, Lorraine Merrill and orchard hosts, the Mack Family of Mack's Apples. Also attending will be Jim Blair the President & CEO of the US Apple Association.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SUSPENDED WORLDS: Vermont's Painted Theater Curtains
The Hardwick Town House owns one of the famous theater curtains which are the subject of a VT Humanities Council talk by Christine Hadsel at the Town House on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Purposeful Travel Series Concludes With "A Journey Of Discovery"
Peacham Library's Summer Series on Purposeful Travel concludes Thursday at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Beatrice DeRocco Ring titled "A Journey of Discovery."
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Master cheese maker Ivan Larcher to speak at Sterling College
CRAFTSBURY COMMON -- Sterling College announced that world-renowned master cheese maker and educator Ivan Larcher will be presenting on campus. His talk, "French Farmhouse Cheese," is co-sponsored by the Cellars at Jasper Hill and will be given on Monday, Aug. 24, at 6:45 p.m. in Common House. This talk is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Boy Scout Troop 804 Celebrates With 2 New Eagle Scouts
Preston Judd and Skyler Hinton completed their Eagle Projects in December and May, respectively, and joined the 7 percent of Boy Scouts that become Eagle Scouts.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Coos County farmers meeting Saturdays
At the Colebrook Farmer's Market, the Small and Beginner Farmers of New Hampshire, Coos County chapter, (SBFNH) are opening up conversations about local food and sustainability. Saturdays, from 10-noon, they have started local discussions on hot agricultural and sustainable topics such as: raising goats, genetically engineered seeds (commonly referred to as GMO's) and emergency preparedness. Topics lined up for the rest of the Farmer's Market season may include: Ultrasanitization (whether or not it's healthy), Dirt Therapy, Growing Mushrooms, Composting, and more.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Greensboro Library hosting discussion on 'The Reason For Wings'
The Greensboro Free Library will host a book discussion of "The Reason for Wings" by Joyce Kornblatt on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

St. J RecFit's KampIwannahavfun At Echo Lake State Park
St. J RecFit's "KampIwannahavfun" soaks up the sun recently at Echo Lake State Park.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Greensboro Library Celebrating End Of Summer Party
Celebrate reading with an End of Summer Party at the Greensboro Free Library on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-noon.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Authority On quilting history to speak at Peacham Historical Association event
The annual meeting of the Peacham Historical Association will take place at the Peacham Congregational Church on today at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weeks Memorial Library summer reading final celebration
The Weeks Memorial Library will celebrate the end of the summer with a special celebration honoring all those who participated in the summer reading program on Friday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Danville's Pope Memorial Library wants to hear from you!
From Aug. 24 to Sept. 21 the Pope Memorial Library will be running an online survey to understand how patrons use the library's technology to better provide resources and services that are valuable to the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential and does not collect any personally identifiable information.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pizza and a Prompt: Teen/Tween Writers Workshop at the Greensboro Free Library
Local writer Meredith Holch will read from her young adult novel-in-progress at the Greensboro Free Library today at 4 p.m. Everyone will then get a chance to write a short, original piece on a supplied writing prompt. Reading aloud is optional for those who want to share, or get feedback. All types of creative writers, poets, and writer wannabe's are encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Old Stone House Day Aug. 16 In Brownington
The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington will hold its annual celebration of local history with a Museum Open House, Demonstrations of Traditional Skills, Crafts, Farmers Market, Food, Music, Pie Auction and Children's Activities on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

White Mountains DAR To Meet
The White Mountains Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold their next meeting on Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. The meeting will be at the home of member Paula Berry, 758 Partridge Lake Road, Littleton. The program will feature a conservation theme: the Loon Preservation Project, presented by guest speaker Tiffany Grade. Beverages and dessert will be provided by hostesses; please bring your lunch -- sandwich or salad -- and possibly a kayak or canoe and swim gear, and prepare to have a good time outdoors after lunch. Guests are welcome and always cordially invited to DAR meetings.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NorthWoods Stewardship Center seeking help with photographing invasive species
The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston Vermont, and the Upper Connecticut River Watershed Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (UCCISMA) are seeking volunteers to take some photos!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Enjoy Free Kingdom Farm & Food Days Events At High Mowing Field Day On Sunday
WOLCOTT -- As part of the 7th annual Kingdom Farm & Food Days exploring the vibrant community of farms and businesses in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, High Mowing be hosting our annual Field Day on Sunday, August 16th from 1pm until dark at our Trials field. If you're interested in local food, our Field Day is not to be missed! This is a fun, educational and FREE event that includes
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Artist Nick Neddo To Visit Hardwick For Demonstrations, Discussion and Book Signing
Nick Neddo, artist and author of "The Organic Artist," will give two presentations in Hardwick on Tuesday. The first will take place at the Jeudevine Memorial Library from 3-5 p.m., when Nick will demonstrate the processes used to make your own art supplies from items found in nature. Audience members will be invited to try out some of these handmade objects, including charcoal drawing pencils and paper. At 6:30 p.m., Nick Neddo will be at The Galaxy Bookshop for a second presentation, discussing his book and the techniques and inspirations that go into creating both his supplies and artwork.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Westmore Association Season-Ending Events
Westmore Association will hold the Willoughby Musical Revue today at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall, 27 Hinton Hill Rd., Westmore.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Upcoming Memphremagog Watershed Association Events
The Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) will be hosting several events during the months of August and September.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Haverhill Historical Society's Summer Lecture Series Features Presentation on Agricultural Fairs
HAVERHILL, N.H. -- The Haverhill Historical Society has invited Steve Taylor, former New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture, to speak about one of his most current interests, "New Hampshire's Long Love-Hate Relationship with its Agricultural Fairs." This event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Stoddard Arts and Crafts Building at the North Haverhill Fairgrounds. Admission is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

St. Paul's School Golf Tournament
The public is invited to a fun golf day on Sept. 12 at the Barton Golf Club on Telfer Hill in Barton, for the annual St. Paul's School fundraiser golf tournament. Cosponsored by Catholic Financial Life and Most Holy Trinity Parish. This is a 4-person scramble with contests, a raffle, and prizes for each entrant.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Weeks Park Presenting 'Star Stories and the Night Sky'
"Star Stories and the Night Sky" will be presented by Matthew Krug at Weeks State Park on Thursday starting at 7 p.m. His wonderful stories include myths and a gentle mix of science, along with audience participation to introduce the wonders of the night sky. Come and find out which planets are out tonight; the origins of your zodiac sign; and how to tell a planet from a star. We will start indoors, but if the sky is clear we will also go out on the front lawn to view the night sky and the Perseid Meteor Showers that are active on this date. So, bring a jacket or sweater and perhaps a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. This is a family program for ages 6-106.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Peacham Historical Association Featuring Quilt Exhibit
By Peacham Hands: 150 Years of Quilts with Stories, an exhibit by the Peacham Historical Association at 153 Church St., is open to the public free of charge every Sunday through Oct. 1 from 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Piano concert at Cobleigh Library
Solo Piano - Composer and performance artist Cody Michaels will perform a solo piano concert at Cobleigh Library Thursday at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sheffield's Paul Aikan performing At Lancaster Market
Paul Aikan from Sheffield, Vermont, will be playing at the Lancaster Farmers' Market this Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Paul has been playing guitar for over 40 years, playing finger and pick style acoustic guitar with vocals. Paul will entertain you with a wide range of music "from all those hits that everybody hates to obscure tunes that nobody knows."
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Kiwanis Club Kickstarts Critical Filter Fundraising Campaign
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The youngest among us have launched a campaign to save the Kiwanis Pool.
Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Show For The Cure At Danville Equestrian Center
The upcoming event A Show for the Cure will be held on Aug. 8 at the Danville Equestrian Center.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Weathervane Director Visits Rotary
Lyn Winter, Managing Director of the Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, New Hampshire speaks at the July 22 meeting of the Littleton Rotary Club. Celebrating the theatre's 50th Gala Anniversary season, Winter has been with the theatre for 23 years and has had the pleasure of seeing an ever-growing network of community relationships and the expansion of year-long operations. She said that it requires a dozen professional actors and a supporting cast of 60 individuals to put together Weathervane's seven shows. All the energy and determination on the main stage is packed into eight weeks and a day. While the play's the thing, there would be no productions without all the people behind the scenes providing music, constructing sets, creating costumes, and feeding and housing everyone. Over a thousand actors contact the Weathervane each season and hundreds are invited to try out. Several dozen lucky hopefuls receive the coveted call back for a second audition. Winter noted that the Gala Anniversary season has something for everyone and features diverse shows.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Local motorcycle riders prepare for annual toy run
The annual United Motorcyclists of Vermont Toy Run for the Shriners will gather at the new Maplefield's on Western Avenue in St. Johnsbury on Aug. 8 between 8 and 9 a.m. This event benefits the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Artists invited to Willoughby Lake for plein air paintout
The Westmore Association and and the WilloughVale Inn, in conjunction with Plein Air Northeast Kingdom, will host a Plein Air Paintout and Competition on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum ends the 2015 arts and culture series with librarian Bryn Hoffman
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum continues its 2015 Arts and Culture series. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 7 p.m. Programs are free, open to the public and handicapped accessible. Space is limited and doors open at 6:30.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Book sale at Bethlehem's Old Home Day
Bethlehem Public Library will hold a one-day book sale Aug. 8. As part of Bethlehem's Old Home Day festivities, the library will host their book sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hardcovers and A/V materials $1 each, softcovers 50ΒΆ, mass market paperbacks 3 for $1. After 12 Noon, $3 per bag! Bring your own bag, or the library has bags.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug. 8 Set For Dalton Town Square Fair
The Friends of the Dalton Town Hall will hold their seventh Dalton Town Square Fair on Saturday, Aug. 8. The day will start at 8 a.m. with a flea market on the lawn of the Congregational Church. Inside the Town Hall, visitors can bid on items in the silent auction, check out the book sale and visit the Dalton Historical Society downstairs. The Historical Society is also accessible from the back of the building (no stairs to negotiate). The chicken barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving homemade potato and macaroni salads, coleslaw, baked beans, rolls, watermelon and baked goods. The day will culminate at 4 p.m. with the announcement of the successful bidders at the silent auction.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

TOPS Lyndonville Chapter
At the July 27 meeting of TOPS VT 0122, Lyndonville Chapter the new officers for 2015 were installed. Pictured from left are Betsy Carpenter Weight Recorder, Wendy Bora Treasurer, Audrey Hearne Secretary, Sally Switser Co-Leader, Helen Sherburne Chapter Leader, not in picture Joyce Hatcher Asst. Weight Recorder. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a weight loss motivation support group. For more information, call 626-9040 or go to
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Whitefield Library holding book sale
The annual Book Sale will be held at the Whitefield Public Library on Saturday, Aug, 8, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (The library is located at 8 Lancaster Road/Route 3 North.) On sale will be hard-covers and paperbacks (adult and childrens'), videos, audio books and puzzles, at extremely low prices (50 cents and up; after 12 noon a bag of books sells for $3). Proceeds are used to purchase new library materials.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Coutts/Siskin Embarks On Long Paddle
Coutts-Moriarty Camp/Siskin Ecological Adventures has launched a canoe adventure down the Connecticut River.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Westmore Association presenting 'Natural Beauty: Appreciating Willoughby'
The Westmore Association will present Natural Beauty: Appreciating Willoughby on Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, 27 Hinton Hill Road, Westmore.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Glover talent show and silent auction Aug. 8
The Glover Public Library is excited to announce its annual summer Talent Show and Silent Auction at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Glover Town Hall in Glover village.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Cecile Moran's Genealogy Day Get Together Happening In Jay
Cecile Moran's Genealogy Day "Get Together" open house will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Jay Town Hall Community Room.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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