Contestants, escorts prepare for the 61st annual Apple Blossom Cotillion


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Although the rehearsal hadn’t officially begun,  Apple Blossom Cotillion participants were already tapping their feet, swaying to the sounds of “Crocodile Rock,” and practicing moves on the sidelines of the Riverside Middle School gym. “It’s just so … Continued

Springfield Community Band starts rehearsals


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Nick Pelton lifted his baton, the band swung into a snappy rendition of “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and the first rehearsal of the Springfield Community Band’s 2017 season was underway recently at the Riverside Middle School auditorium. … Continued

J & H Hardware celebrates 10 years; YMCA benefits

Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – “Locals have been good to J & H Hardware,” Sam Haskins stated.  In return, J & H Hardware, 20 Village Square in downtown Bellows Falls, will host a street party to celebrate 10 years in business. … Continued

Business of the Week: Cavendish Canine Camp

Business of the Week

  46 Winery Rd., Proctorsville, Vt. 05153 802-226-7297 Email:   Debra and David Norton have owned and operated Cavendish Canine Camp for 13 ½ years. “For years and years I had wanted to open a dog kennel … Continued

New Wildlife Management Area to be unveiled

Fish & Wildlife

REGION – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and its partners will celebrate the acquisition of nearly 3,000 acres at Bird Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on May 6, 1-5 p.m. The celebration will begin at the Education Center at … Continued

Irma Nina Weinzierl, 1944 – 2017

Irma N.Weinzierl

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Irma Nina Weinzierl, 72, passed away on February 13, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. She was born August 30, 1944 in New York City, New York the daughter of Gelino and Sandra (Blier) Michelini. On October 1, … Continued

You don’t need to know horses to volunteer


SHREWSBURY, Vt. – The days are longer, the sun warmer and it is time for warm weather activities to begin. The horses and ponies are shedding their winter coats and Reinbow Riding Center is getting ready for another fun season. … Continued

Richard Alan Knight II “Rick,” 1982 – 2017

Richard Alan Knight II

CHESTER, Vt. – Richard Alan Knight II “Rick” died unexpectedly at his home in Chester on April 17, 2017. He was 34. His cause of death is not yet known. 

The son of Richard and Sandra Benson Knight, Rick was … Continued

River Singers 25th anniversary spring concert

river singers

GRAFTON, Vt. – The 95-voice River Singers, led by Mary Cay Brass, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of singing together with their spring concert on Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. at the White Church. Special guest conductor, Dr. Kathy Bullock, from … Continued

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