“Sweeney Todd” dancers evoke passion

Bellows Falls Opera House

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – “Sondheim never wrote a bad note. We’re having fun! Challenging though,” violinist Amy Cam replied to a compliment at the gala opening of “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” David Stern, director of the … Continued

Bach rocks!


REGION – Musicians and music lovers in Vermont and around the world share the spirit of J.S. Bach as they remember his 332nd birthday on March 21. “I start every day by playing Bach,” said Peggy Spencer, noted Vermont violinist, … Continued

St. Patrick’s Day at the Hartness House

Hartness House

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – With the sounds of the Celtic harp in the background, patrons of the Hartness House tavern lifted a glass to the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day evening. Local brews, special “green” cocktails, and Chef Nick Matush’s unique … Continued

“Exotic Images” photography exhibit


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Beth Ezold of Alstead, N. H., and several other art lovers crowded around a large-format photograph of a lush tropical scene at the recent opening reception of “Exotic Visions”, a photography show of magical places at the … Continued

UDB passes in unified Select Board vote


  CHESTER, Vt. – Although the fall festival isn’t until Sept. 15 – 17, the Chester Rotary came before the Select Board asking about usage of the Village green. The Common Road would be closed during the weekend from 9 … Continued

Cavendish Select Board approves “Firefighter Olympics”

fire fighter

CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Select Board held its annual organizational meeting and regular meeting at the town office, March 13, 2017. The meeting was congenial and the board covered a lot of ground in a timely fashion. Discussion was collaborative. … Continued

BF kids helping out Diaper Bank

diaper bank

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Each February at the six Y-ASPIRE programs up and down the valley, the program’s theme is “Our Community.” Throughout the month, participants study different aspects of their community, with particular focus on “community helpers”—people and organizations … Continued

Maple open house weekend celebrates Vermont’s sugaring season


REGION – Local sugarhouses are firing up for the Maple Open House Weekend, March 25 and 26, a statewide event celebrating the sugaring season. Sugar makers throughout Vermont will open the doors of their sugarhouses, inviting visitors in to experience … Continued

School vacation backpack program


LUDLOW, Vt. – Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a Stewart’s Shop Holiday Match Grant. The amazing generosity of Stewart’s customers contributed to yet another record-breaking season, allowing them … Continued

Members sworn in at select board meeting 

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt.- Newly elected select board members were sworn in at the March 7 meeting that took place shortly after the polls closed on Town Meeting Day. Elected were: for a one year term: Gaetano Putignano received 360 votes … Continued

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