Pansy Festival at Singing River Farm


ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The Pansy Festival will be held at Singing River Farm in Rockingham on Saturday, May 6 from noon to 3 p.m. This free community celebration of spring will happen rain or shine because pansies love both. An … Continued

Tate Pellerin: Vermont Wrestling Champion


CAVENDISH, Vt. – Tate Pellerin, an 11-year-old in Cavendish, was named Vermont State Wrestling Champion for the fifth year in a row this season. He competes all over New England, gaining experience and practice, and is celebrated as a winner. … Continued

National Honor Society welcomes new members

National Honor Society

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Black River Excelsior Chapter of the National Honor Society held their annual induction ceremony at Epic restaurant on Okemo April 13, inducting three new members and welcoming their families. The National Honor Society is an academic … Continued

Malcolm and Pacino are Pets of the Week


Got mice? You’ll be happy to know we have two Rodent Control Technicians looking for work. They have three plus years experience between the two and the best part is they will work in exchange for room and board! Call … Continued

Ludlow Firehouse mystery 

Recently the Vermont Journal/Shopper editor Brandy Todt was contacted by Black River Good Neighbors in Ludlow, regarding a discovery they made in the old Ludlow firehouse on Main Street in Ludlow. The old firehouse is very cold and drafty in … Continued

Union 39 working meetings begin

LUDLOW, Vt. – Approximately 40 residents showed up for the working meeting called for Wednesday, April 19, in the Ludlow town hall auditorium. The meeting was called by parents and others concerned about the fate of Black River Middle and … Continued

Bridge 99 and Walker Bridge construction


LUDLOW, Vt. – Walker Bridge’s deteriorating deck made it through the winter storms and is the third bridge to be replaced this summer. The new bridge will be about eight feet wider than the current one allowing for wider shoulders … Continued

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

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