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Prom Expo This Weekend
A Prom Expo, showcasing local vendors of prom attire and more, will be held at Bethlehem Public Library on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m.-noon. This is a free program for all North Country teens. The Library is hosting this to show that teens do not have to travel far to prepare for prom. There are many shops locally that can provide everything to make prom night truly spectacular. Visitors will see displays and speak with vendors for dresses, tuxes, flowers, and limos. InSparations Salon and Day Spa will be demonstrating hairstyles for the big night. All Bethlehem Library programs are free and open to all North Country residents. For more information, go to, call 869-2409, or check their Facebook page.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center - March Column
Welcome to March'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, March 25, 2015

Appalachian Mountain Club Visits
On Feb. 19 the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) visited Weeks Memorial Library in Lancaster. Leah Titcomb, AMC Education Coordinator, showed the children different animal tracks and animal pelts. She taught them how to move like different animals that are native to the North Country. In the photo Titcomb is showing them a map of different animal tracks that tell a story.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Senior Meals For Week
Thursday: Buffet. Various meats, potato, mixed vegetables, birthday cake. Tuesday: Homemade pizza, various toppings/veggies, turnip, fruit pudding. For reservations, call 525-4400.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spin For A Cause Saturday In Lyndonville
XIP Revolutions in Lyndonville, an indoor cycling studio, is raising money for the Lyndon Youth Baseball and Softball teams by encouraging people to spin their wheels on Saturday.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dear Marci - Medicare Advice Column
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Notes Of Interest From The Neighborhood
Orange East Senior Center plans March For Meals fundraiser
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Neighborhood Notes For March 18
Lunenburg celebrating maple season with annual festival
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Senior Meals For Week
Thursday: Pork, potatoes, green salad, pumpkin pudding. Tuesday: Corn chowder, three bean salad, carrots, mincemeat squares. For reservations, call 525-4400.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department Honors Key Fish Culture Volunteers
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is recognizing four Vermont sporting groups for their significant volunteer efforts in assisting the department with its fish culture program.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Aging In Place: Reverse Mortgages, New and Improved?
Reverse Mortgages, New and Improved?
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weeks Library Offers French Course
Susan Ackerman will be offering a 5-week evening course at Weeks Memorial Library in Lancaster on Friday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m., entitled "Conversational French for Travel." It will begin on Friday, March 21. There are still several spots open for the course. Interested people interested should register right away by emailing Susan at or calling her at 631-3711 and leaving a message.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Annual Girl Scout Maple Leaf Community 218 Cookie Delivery
The annual Girl Scout Maple Leaf Community 218 Cookie Delivery took place on Saturday, Feb 28, at Mobile Medical (MMIC) in St. Johnsbury. A total of 14,424 boxes of cookies were off-loaded, sorted and distributed to area troops from Burke, Lyndon, St. Johnsbury, Waterford, Danville, Lunenburg, Guildhall and Cabot. Girl Scout Cookies can still be purchased at Cookie Booths throughout the local area. Look for the first ever gluten free Girl Scout cookie: Toffee-tastic. To find a booth sale near you visit or download the Girl Scout Cookie Locator App or call GS Community 218 cookie coordinator Christine Emmons at 802-535-7595. Selling cookies teaches Girl Scouts about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics -- aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life. The troops would like to thank Mobile Medical for donating the use of their facility and to the employees that volunteered their time in support the Girl Scouts.
Friday, March 13, 2015

St. J. Local Food Forum And Empty Bowls fundraiser
The St. Johnsbury Area Local Food Alliance (ALFA) will be hosting its annual Local Food Forum together with its Empty Bowls fundraising event on Saturday, March 14. The events have previously been held separately, but this year they will be held simultaneously.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Senior Meals For Week
Thursday: Boiled dinner/beef, mixed veggies, strawberry shortcake. Tuesday: Vegetable beef soup, cheese sandwich, mixed vegetables, toffee bars. For reservations, call 525-4400.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

St. Johnsbury Chamber Director Barbara Hatch is guest speaker at St. Johnsbury Rotary
DISCOVER ST. JOHNSBURY -- Barbara Hatch, executive director of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce, told St. Johnsbury Rotarians about the many traditions and cultures that St. Johnsbury has to offer and how the town is being promoted, during the Club's weekly meeting March 9. Hatch asked the question, "What is there to Discover in St. Johnsbury?," getting feedback from club members. She then highlighted the features that make the town a destination for travelers, as well as what it has to offer area residents. Some of the special aspects of the town include the architectural features and historic landmarks, including the Fairbanks Museum and Athenaeum; the historic Walking Tour; the many performances and programs on the Arts, promoted by Catamount Arts; and Dog Mountain, where dogs are free to run, play and swim. St. Johnsbury has been listed in the National Geographic of Historic Places as the #1 one place for small town adventure, and U.S. News has named St. Johnsbury as one of the 1,000 places to visit before you die. Stores and businesses in the downtown provided visitors and residents all they need for living, dining, outdoor recreation and learning. To discover more about St. Johnsbury, go to
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

St. Johnsbury Woman's Club Learns About Area Cat Shelter
Seventeen members and guests attended the monthly meeting of St. Johnsbury Woman's Club on March 3 at Catamount Arts. Reservations and raffle tickets were handled by Jean Demers and Lyn Fleming. Co-president Caroline Frey welcomed arrivals. She noted Women's History Month by mentioning Vermont notables Madeline Kunin, first woman VT Governor in 1984, Deb Markowitz, first woman Secretary of State in 1998, and Martha Rainville, first female adjunct General in 1997. Sylvia Houghton led devotions with an emphasis on the anticipation of spring followed by a catered luncheon.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ACT Hunting Roundtable March 22 In Franconia
BETHLEHEM -- As the North Country's regional lands conservancy, the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) is committed to having the public enjoy the land we own in as many ways as possible. Hunting is one of those uses, and keeping land open for hunting is one of our goals. Hunting is part of the heritage of the North Country, a traditional use on many lands, and it is an important contributor to our economy.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Leadership North Country Discuss Arts, Culture, Community
On Feb. 10, 2015, the members of the 2014 -- 2015 class of Leadership North Country enjoyed a day at the Morrison in Whitefield to discuss the importance of arts, culture, and community in the North Country.
Friday, March 6, 2015

NEK Kids Compete In Local 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl
ORLEANS -- During winter school break, 45 4-H club members from Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille and Orleans counties gathered at the Orleans Elementary School in Orleans for the annual Northeast Region 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl.
Friday, March 6, 2015

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