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Honor Our Heroes This Holiday Season
Spates the Florist & Garden Center has kicked off their 6th season for the Veteran's Memorial Wreath Campaign. The goal of this project is to place a wreath on the final resting place of each veteran in Orleans County, that's a tall order of roughly 2,300 wreaths needed!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Preparing for disaster in Greensboro
Are You Prepared for a Disaster? Do you think Greensboro is well-prepared?
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Littleton Elks Lodge plans Christmas Basket food program fundraiser
LITTLETON, N.H. -- The Littleton area Elks Lodge is having it's annual Christmas Basket food program fundraiser on Friday. New Hampshire's best rock dance band, "LAST KID PICKED" will be performing. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.. Admission tickets are available at the door or at the Littleton Elks Lodge most days after 3 p.m. This is a +21 event with a positive I.D. required. There will be 50/50 raffles and turkey raffles.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Farmers workshop offered in Coos County
Small and Beginner Farmers of NH/Coos will host a free workshop entitled 'Understanding & Accessing Tools for Specialty Crops' by Andy and Christine Pressman on Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Mohawk Grange Hall, 416 East Colebrook Road, Colebrook, N.H. This workshop will introduce tools for small-scale specialty crop growers.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service planned for Sunday
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held at Beth El Synagogue in St. Johnsbury and is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m.. This tradition brings together the different religious communities in the Northeast Kingdom, joining in song and breaking bread together. The service is open to the community, and all are welcome.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Plastic Welding Demonstration At The Foundry
LYNDONVILLE -- Plastic! We find it everywhere. In our cars, in our kitchens, in our toys, everywhere! Did you know you can weld it? Repair your car, mend a kayak, and fix that toy! Try your hand at this unique skill at the Foundry Workshop in Lyndonville on Monday Nov. 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This event is FREE and light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Newport Santa Festival parade floats wanted
Organizers of the annual Newport Santa Festival Parade are inviting anyone to join the parade by entering a float.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Barton's American Legion Auxiliary holding winter coat drive
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 76, Barton, is conducting a warm winter clothing drive during the month of November. Dolores Chamberlain, Community Service chairperson, said requested donations include coats, hats, mittens and boots. Drop-off sites are Town of Barton Offices and Blanchard Oil, Orleans.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NEK Craft Fair Bursting At The Seams At LSC
LYNDON CENTER-- It had been almost 15 years since Lyndon State College hosted a major craft fair. The Kirby Quilters Craft Fair had become the staple there for many years, growing from a group of 12 quilters selling their crafts at the Darling Inn in 1979, to over 140 vendors overflowing two gymnasiums.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

'Fly Fishing Strategies' at Trout Unlimited meeting in Littleton
The next meeting of the Ammonoosuc Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Littleton Community Center, 120 Main Street, Littleton. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and feature perhaps the most exciting speaker known to those interested in fly fishing.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Prom vendors wanted
St. Johnsbury Academy Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are taking applications from vendors for the First Annual NEK Prom Expo.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

VSO musicians to perform in area schools
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra's "Fiddlesticks!" String Trio will present performances in three North Country schools on Nov. 16. Support for the day has been provided by the North Country Friends of the VSO.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Habitat for Humanity in the Northeast Kingdom hosts fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 14
Habitat for Humanity in the Northeast Kingdom welcomes everyone to its "Build it Forward" fundraiser at downtown St. Johnsbury's Kingdom Taproom on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Taproom's signature veggie, pulled pork, and Buffalo chicken flatbreads, along with desserts, will be served, starting at 6 p.m. Blue Road Crossing will entertain with their Americana mix of folk, country, pop, and blues tunes.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Waterford Utilizes Funds Through Better Back Roads Program
The town of Waterford was the recipient of a Better Back Roads Grant up to $10,000. The grant purpose is to implement clean water improvements to address road related water quality issues and is part of the Ecosystem Restoration Program. Road Foreman Lisle Houghton, pictured, said work done on Hale Road involved reshaping and stone lining 600 feet of ditches, seeding and mulching the area and upgrading the undersized cross culvert.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ugly sweater contest to benefit Lyndonville's Jim Sanborn
An Ugly Sweater Contest is being organized to benefit Lyndonville's own Jim Sanborn. Jim has been struck by ALS, but when you see his amazing smile you would never guess it.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cabot Family Contra & Square Dance Saturday, Nov. 14
CABOT -- The Cabot Old Time Family Contra and Square Dance series will host a dance on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Willey Building in Cabot starting at 7:30 p.m. The caller for the evening is Lausanne Allen. Music will be provided Fiddle Frenzy, featuring David Carpenter and Franklin Heyburn on fiddles and David Van Houten on guitar.
Monday, November 9, 2015

Christmas Bazaars In The Region
St. Johnsbury -- Shambhala Community Holiday Market & Benefit, 3 to 8 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center. Locally made art, crafts and specialty products market; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Community Restorative Justice Center in St Johnsbury. For more information: Cara Thornley, 802-751-6196. Opening reception from 5-6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

EarthWalk's Skills for Adults workshop
Join EarthWalk's Skills for Adults workshop on Nov. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. and learn how to identify and process wild medicinal roots and polypore mushrooms with EarthWalk mentor and herbalist Graham Unangst-Rufenacht.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Support sought for Project Homebound Thanksgiving Meal in Lancaster
LANCASTER, N.H. -- Project Homebound, Lancaster area's annual Thanksgiving meal for the less fortunate, celebrates its 31st year. This year's Project Homebound will take place on Friday, Nov. 20, with the packing of the boxes at 6 p.m., and delivery on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8:30 a.m. Both activities are at the Lancaster Town Hall.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Airie Lindsay Scholarship Recipients to Give Presentations at Fairbanks Museum
The public is invited to the Fairbanks Museum at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, to hear presentations by the 2015 recipients of the Airie Lindsay Scholarships to the Acadia Institute of Oceanography (AIO), in Seal Harbor, Maine.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chef's Challenge At Mountain View Grand Benefits Farmers Coop
The offerings are in for Sunday's Chefs Challenge! Competing Chefs (From North to South) are: Chef Michael Benevento at the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, Chef Diana Rafferty at the Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Chef Tim Pomerleau at the White Mountain Cider Company, and Chef James Greene at the Mountain Club at Loon. The competition is going to be fierce!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Canaan Community Invites Public To Give Thanks In A Sisterly Way
For their entire lifetimes the 5 Jackson sisters helped their mom with the church suppers that were served decade after decade at historic Grace Church in Canaan. The sisters are gathering again Saturday evening Nov. 14 to cook and share their family recipes at an early Feast of Thanks and they have invited the entire community to share in their family efforts.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Craftsbury Community Action Plan To Be Developed On Nov. 17
The Vermont Council on Rural Development will hold its last major session in the Craftsbury Community Visit process on November 17th at the Craftsbury Academy Cafeteria (Common Room) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. All residents of the town are welcome to help line up action plans to move priority projects forward.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Connecticut River Artisan Group Member Teaches Art
Students work on their paintings during a recent class instructed by Connecticut River Artisan Group (CRAG) member Judi Calhoun. The class was funded by a grant from the Plum Creek Foundation.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vermont 4-H'ers win big at "Big E" horse events
BURLINGTON -- Vermont 4-H equestrians proved that they could hold their own against top competitors from throughout New England at 4-H horse events held Sept. 23-27 at Eastern States Exposition in West
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vermont Trails, Greenways Council To Study Trail Systems
BARRE -- The Vermont Trails and Greenways Council was recently awarded funding through the 2015 USDA Rural Business Opportunity Grant program. The $20,000 grant will be applied towards conducting an economic impact study on organized trail based recreation that is part of the Vermont Trails System. The purpose of the study is to collect trail user data and identify the financial significance that recreation contributes to Vermont's economy.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Peacham Author Speaks on his WWII Book
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, author Tim McKay of Peacham will give an illustrated talk on his recently published book "Letters to a War Bride" at the Jeudevine Library in Hardwick.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Halloween Parade at East Haven
East Haven children in Halloween costumes line up to join Saturday morning's Halloween Parade. The Parade was hosted by the library as part of the Halloween Party festivities.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pearson's Funeral Home pumpkin show
The Pearson's Funeral Home in Lyndonville held a Pumpkin Show with elaborately carved jack-o-lanterns on Halloween night.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dog Mountain Hosts Dog Party Amidst Foliage
Dog Mountain hosted its Fall Dog Party on Saturday afternoon, giving dogs and their owners a chance to get to know each other, admire the foliage and enjoy a hot dog lunch. The party also featured music, an educational table on solar power and a bounce castle for kids. Dog Mountain hosts dog parties four times a year.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Boys & Girls Club Celebrates Community At The 9th Annual H.O.C. Breakfast
BETHLEHEM, N.H. -- On Oct. 22, 2015, The Boys & Girls Club of the North Country welcomed over 100 guests to Maplewood Country Club for their ninth annual Heart of the Community breakfast -- a thank you to businesses and the community for their ongoing support. Attendees enjoyed a buffet of Pete & Gerry's Organic eggs, pancakes with syrup by Fadden's General Store, Boston Coffee Cake donated by The Littleton Food Coop, as well as maple candy treats by Maple Grove Farms. The event was underwritten by Mascoma Savings Bank, The Rowley Agency and Peabody & Smith Realty.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Preparations Underway For Derby's Community Thanksgiving Dinner
NEWPORT -- Preparations are underway for this year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Signup Open for Barton's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
There is less than one month to make plans to attend Barton's 14th annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Turkey Trot.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Sterling College hosting conversation on transgender issues
Join in a conversation about what it means to be transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender questioning on today at 7 p.m. This conversation will be at Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, in Common House (the former Art House).
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NH cemeteries & gravestones historical program at Bethlehem library
BETHLEHEM, N.H. -- The Bethlehem Public Library will host author and historian Glenn Knoblock give his gravestones talk on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Library's community room. This program is free and open to all North Country residents.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center October Column - A Look At Belknap Tools
Welcome to October'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, October 28, 2015

Thanksgiving basket sponsorships needed for Good Neighbor Outreach in Franconia area
The Good Neighbor Food Pantry is located at the Franconia Community Church of Christ and has been helping area communities with Thanksgiving baskets. Organizers help more than 430 area families with their Thanksgiving dinner. The giving area includes Littleton, Lisbon, Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Landaff and Lyman.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Nearly 3,000 Acres Of Forestland Protected In Westmore
WESTMORE-- An exceptional opportunity to protect 2,965 acres of forestland surrounding Long Pond, in an area designated as a National Natural Landmark, came to fruition with the conservation of a property owned by Vincent and Louisa Dotoli, the Vermont Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy recently announced.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ladies Auxiliary VFW Welcomes Men, Becomes VFW Auxiliary
At its 116th annual National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa., convention delegates of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) passed a resolution to amend their National Bylaws, allowing male family members to join the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Effective Aug. 21. As a result, the organization's name changed to VFW Auxiliary.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Daffodil Planting Party At Memphremagog Watershed Association
Memphremagog Watershed Association hosted a Daffodil Planting Party Oct. 17 along the Clyde River buffer & rain garden demonstration area in Newport. Volunteers, bundled up against the cold and damp, planted daffodils and crocus bulbs to help welcome the spring.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sugar Hill Fire Department Open House
Troy Boissonneault, age 8, of Franconia, is full of smiles after his turn at manning the fire hose at an open house event on Saturday, Oct. 10. The event was hosted by the Sugar Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, to teach local youth about the work the department does.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween party planned at Family Room
The community is invited to a family friendly Halloween party at the Family Room on Friday from 3-7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Annual Burke Ski Swap November 1
The Annual Burke Ski Swap will be held on Sunday November 1st from 8am-2pm in the Burke Town School Gym. Drop off for consignment items will be Saturday October 31st 12pm-2pm. This event is open to the public. A great way to outfit the whole family with affordable sports equipment including Downhill, XC, Freestyle and Touring Skis, snowboards, Ice Skates, Helmets, Outerwear, Bicycles, Ski Boots, Snowboard boots. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Burke Town School Winter Sports Program.
Friday, October 23, 2015

Craftsbury Library book discussions planned
The Craftsbury Public Library is hosting a two-session reading group discussion of the book, "Nothing Saved Us," by Jeffersonville poet Tamra Higgins, culminating in reading and conversation led by the author.
Friday, October 23, 2015

The Border Curling Club opens season
The Border Curling Club opened their season with the annual Emerson Humphrey Funspiel. Twelve teams vied for the championships in the A and B divisions. The opening Funspiel is a season warm-up for members and an introductory tournament for new members. Each team is composed of experienced players and new or less experienced players. Games were played Thursday and Friday evening and Saturday morning and afternoon. Each team played a minimum of two games. A festive season opening banquet was held following the championship games Saturday evening.
Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween story time at The Galaxy Bookshop
Join us at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on the morning of Halloween - Saturday, October 31st - at 10:30 a.m. for a special story time, perfect for the littlest ghouls, goblins, princesses, and monsters! We'll read excerpts from The Princess in Black: The Perfect Princess Party and other not-so-spooky stories. Kids will get to bring home a mask and a treat. Costumes are welcome!
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Friends and co-workers are helping an ill Lyndonville woman
Friends and family members of Susan LeBel, a 44-year-old mother from Lyndonville suffering from a severe lung condition known as COPD, are selling pies and rolls just in time for Thanksgiving to raise money for for LeBel to receive medical treatment at the Lung Institute.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Greensboro Library offers jump start for writers
This fall the Greensboro Library is offering aspiring and practicing writers a chance to clean their minds, override the inner censor, and create surprising new work at The Sunday Morning Write Away, a *free* generative writing group meeting on five consecutive Sunday mornings (beginning Nov. 15) from 8-10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

DAR to meet October 28
The St. John de Crevecoeur Chapter, National Society of the American Revolution will hold their next meeting at the St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center, St. Johnsbury, Vt., on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fourth Annual Community Thanksgiving At Darling Inn
LYNDONVILLE -- Thanksgiving Day at the Darling Inn has turned into a major community celebration in the three years since a group of friends corralled volunteers to bake pies, mash potatoes, cook fresh local winter squash, and help to put on a free Thanksgiving meal.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bath Public Library to host history presentation
Bath Public Library will host a history presentation by Newbury author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Bath Village School as part of the town's 250th anniversary commemoration. The event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

North Country fruit & vegetable seminar and trade show
This year's popular end of the growing season educational seminar and trade show hosted by UNH Cooperative Extension will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, N.H.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Barton Library hosts annual turkey dinner
The smells of woodsmoke, fall leaves and roasting turkeys fill the October evenings as we switch from salads and cold soups to heartier cool weather fare. Nothing says autumn dinner like a good old-fashioned Vermont turkey feast prepared from scratch with all the trimmings. That's what the fundraiser for the Barton Public Library offers at it's annual dinner.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Aerial Drone Photography Demonstration At The Foundry
LYNDON CENTER -- The Foundry Creative Workshop will be hosting Steve Mermelstein and his unmanned flying drone at Lyndon Institute's True Building, Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Steve will be showing how unmanned aerial vehicles can be used for photography and fun.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Zoe Marie Cota Is Born
Jordan and Drew Cota of Sheldon, Vermont, announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Marie Cota, at 9:46 a.m. Aug. 17, 2015, in St. Albans, Vermont. Zoe weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

'Farm-to-story' Book Program Kicks Off Oct. 23 At Irasburg Village School
IRASBURG -- Members of the Board of Trustees of Irasburg's Leach Public Library today (October 19) announced a kick-off event to introduce a new dedicated "Farm-to-Story" children's book collection. The kick-off event will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, at the Irasburg Village School.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Multi-year Stream Habitat Restoration Continues In Northeast Kingdom
FERDINAND -- Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Trout Unlimited recently kicked off work on a cooperative, multi-year stream restoration project in the Paul Stream watershed aimed at improving riverine habitat and boosting native brook trout populations.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Registration Open For CircumBurke Challenge
Conservation Collaboratives, Kingdom Trails and the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered up to host the 6th Annual CircumBurke Challenge on Sunday, Oct. 25.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Craftsbury Community To Set Priorities For Action On Oct. 20
All members of the Craftsbury Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the Vermont Council on Rural Development's (VCRD) Community Visit to Craftsbury. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the United Church of Craftsbury. It will follow up on the initial session held in September, which drew over 160 community members.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Do cold climate heat pumps make sense for you?
Cold climate heat pumps have rapidly emerged as a promising technology for Vermont. Efficiency Vermont will host a workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Craftsbury Public Library to discuss heat pump options for both hot water and space heating.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wanted: Chili chefs and connoisseurs
Eat the heat at Lyndon Outing Club!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

River Currents: Frazil, Anchor, and Rime
It is 90 F outside today and although this is just the end of summer and there has been no ice forming on our river, in the interests of cooling off, it seemed on this particular late summer day a good time to think about ice. What is there to say about ice? Ice is ice, right?
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fresh Air Fund Honors Wolcott Family For Best Photo
The Yablonowski family of Wolcott were among the winners of The Fresh Air Fund's 2015 Photo Contest. All winners were selected from the hundreds of pictures sent in by volunteer host families across the Northeast, reflecting the memorable experiences they shared with their New York City visitors this past summer. Categories include "Laketime Fun," "Summer Siblings," "By the Beach," and "Fresh Air Foodies."
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GNWCA raffle offers a year of concerts
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts is holding a raffle through Dec. 28. The winner will receive a 2016 pass for all GNWCA presented concerts and events.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Haverhill Corner Library announces Neil Gaiman Discussion Series
HAVERHILL, N.H. -- The Haverhill Corner Library has will sponsor a fall book discussion series featuring the work of bestselling writer Neil Gaiman. The series will kick off with a discussion of "Good Omens," co-authored with Terry Pratchett, on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Morrison to celebrate the season with fall festival
WHITEFIELD -- The Morrison nursing home and assisted living facility will celebrate the colorful autumn season during its Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. Fall Festival is an opportunity for community members to enjoy seasonal foods, lively music, games and raffles, take a tour of the building and new Rehab & Wellness Center and meet the residents and staff. All events are free.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Orleans County Citizens Advocacy to celebrate anniversary
The Orleans County Citizens Advocacy will celebrate its 27th year of serving the community on Oct. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a birthday bowling party at Waterfront Lanes. All are welcome.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time to check your Chi
The NEK Council on Aging is preparing a free, fitness work-out authorized by the Arthritis Foundation and designed to help older Vermonters learn how to keep their joints mobile, move their weight and breathe better.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Seed and Weed Garden Club presents Chris Wilson
Want to be informed and entertained? When it comes to all things green, or that should be green, Chris Wilson is your man to answer questions. This talented and knowledgeable horticulturist has over 40 years of experience under his belt, er, lederhosen. Practical as any fourth generation Vermonter, Chris gives you the dirt on any problem or pest you may encounter in the yard or garden.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

White Mountains DAR to meet Oct. 17
The White Mountains Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold their last meeting of the year on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m., at Riverglen House, 55 Riverglen Lane, Littleton.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cabot Old Time Family Contra & Square Dance series to host dance Oct. 17
CABOT -- The Cabot Old Time Family Contra and Square Dance series will host a dance on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Willey Building in Cabot starting at 7:30 p.m. The callers for the evening are Luke Donforth and Sam Pettorini. Music will be provided by David Carpenter and the Hull's Union Victory String Band.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Benefit concert Saturday night in Brighton
JCH-Duo (Jim Cross and Christine Sykes Harmonies) will host a benefit concert for Betty Washburn, who was once the Brighton town clerk, and is now fighting cancer. The concert will take place at the Brighton Town Hall on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. The hall is located at 49 Mill St. in Brighton.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fire Safety For Kids At Weeks Library
Assistant Fire Chief Steven Jones visited the Weeks Memorial Library for story hour recently. He brought his gear to wear and a truck to share. The children had the opportunity to ask questions and learn what to do in case of a fire.
Friday, October 9, 2015

Ryegate Historical society presents a program on the history of the Ryegate Paper Mill
The Ryegate Historical Society offers a presentation titled "The Significance of the Ryegate Paper Mill," by Paul Keenan, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at Whitelaw Hall in East Ryegate Village.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

VFT Announces two shows for the Christmas Season
Vermont Family Theatre is offering a beginners workshop and performance of "Prehistoric Christmas the Musical" for children ages 5 -- 9 to take part in. It's a rockin' musical for our younger actors with singing. movement, and acting as Cavemen, Elves, Reindeer and Dinosaurs. Sign up this Sunday, Oct 11, at 1 p.m. at the Orleans Municipal Bldg. Rehearsals are on Sundays at the theater.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cobleigh Public Library Receives Laptop Donations
LYNDONVILLE -- Optum, an information and technology-enabled health services business, will donate nine refurbished laptop computers to the Cobleigh Public Library in Lyndonville, part of the company's donation of 45 laptops to 5 public libraries across Vermont. The program supports the state's efforts to bring online access and Internet-based services to as many residents as possible.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lacey B. Smith Book Acquisition Fund At Greensboro Library
The Board of Trustees of the Greensboro Free Library announced the receipt of a gift of $2,000 to the Library to establish the Lacey B. Smith Book Acquisition Fund. These funds and those added to it will be used for the purchase of non-fiction books, primarily in the area of history, government, religion and philosophy.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Help and healing through the teaching of Bruno Groening
Bruno Groening (1906-1959) had very precise, intuitive knowledge of spiritual energy and through his teaching made it freely available to everyone. Thousands of people have been helped by this ancient wisdom.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Corner Store sale benefits community
Our Corner Store located at 4 Main St. in Whitefield will hold a fall bag sale on Friday and Saturday. Cost is $5 a bag. There is a good supply of household items, cooler weather clothing as well as books and puzzles. Many of the items would help make perfect seasonal costumes. Donations of gently used clothing and household articles and furniture are welcome during store hours. Fall is a great time to clean out your closets; help keep the store's shelves stocked with clothing and seasonal goods to share with others in the community.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

First Universalist Parish Of Derby Line to screen 'The Healthcare Movie' Sunday
First Universalist Parish of Derby Line will show "The Healthcare" movie followed by a discussion on reforming healthcare Sunday. Free and open to the public, the movie will be at 4 p.m. and is narrated by Kiefer Sutherland.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Weeks Library weekend book sale
The Friends of the Weeks Memorial Library in Lancaster will hold their annual weekend book sale Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale includes not only books but also audiotapes, CDs, video tapes, DVDs, puzzles, games and much more. Paperback books and videos will sell for 50 cents and all other items for $1 from 9 a.m. until noon. As usual everything becomes part of the "dollar a bag" sale at noon and will continue to be available at that price as long as there are items on the shelf.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Littleton Public Library book sale to be held Saturday
Littleton Public Library's annual book sale will be held this year on Saturday at the All Saints Episcopal Church Parish Center on School Street in Littleton. This year's sale will consist of about10,000 used books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks, and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Upcoming events at Cobleigh Library
Upcoming huge annual book sale on October 9th & 10th.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

GMUW Announces 1st Annual Erg-a-Thon
What is an Erg-a-Thon, you say? It's a competition among participants on Concept 2 indoor ergometers, or rowing machines. Green Mountain United Way will be hosting its first Erg-a-Thon at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center on Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Restoration of Historic Grace Church Completed in Canaan
CANAAN -- A 3-year exterior restoration process for 141-year-old Grace Church has just been completed and the classic Vermont church building is once again a shining centerpiece in town.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Main Street Arts @ St. Andrew's presents organist Hans U. Hielscher
Main Street Arts @ St. Andrew's presents a recital by organist Hans U. Hielscher Sunday at 2 p.m. The program will include works by Denis Bédard, Albert Ketèlbey, Alexandre Guilmant, Cor Kee, Noel Rawsthorne and Franz von Shuppé. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, is at 1265 Main St. in St Johnsbury.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sugar Hill Fire to host annual open house
The Sugar Hill Fire Department will hold an open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2.p.m.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center - Almost There!
St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center
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

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