Local author Applegate creates fantasy fiction for young adults

Megan Applegate

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Meet Megan Applegate, a local fiction writer residing in Bellows Falls and a published author since 2014. Specializing in the category of “paranormal and fantasy fiction,” Applegate’s writing caters mostly to young adults, with book series … Continued

Pet of the Week is Latonka

Latonka

Hi! My name’s Latonka and I’m a 5-month-old spayed female mixed breed. I came to Lucy Mackenzie with my sister, Romie, and bunch of other dogs and puppies all the way from Mississippi! I’m so happy we did because it … Continued

Business Spotlight: Natural Landscape Design

Natural Landscape Design 213 Lawrence Hill Rd, Weston, Vt. 802-236-3161 www.nldesignsvt.com nldesignsvt@gmail.com Facebook @nldesignsvt Natural Landscape Design is a design-based gardening company, founded in 2017, and located in beautiful southern Vermont. Owner Betsy Gritman is a graduate of The Garden … Continued

The Underground Railroad in Southern Vermont

railroad

Occasionally the subject of Chester’s role in the Underground Railroad is raised. It has been rumored for many years that Pember Hazen’s house has a tunnel that fugitive slaves used. For those who don’t know, Pember’s house is the large … Continued

‘Tis the season for Steampunk at the VAULT

steampunk

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The gritty industrial vibe of Springfield, paired with a Victorian proto-computer age aesthetic, were the original inspiration for organizers of the Steampunk Festival held here annually for the past several years. While the festival is on hiatus … Continued

Pet of the Week is Claudia

Claudia

  Is your life a little boring? Do you need a friend to make it more interesting and less lonely? If so I am the girl for you! If so, come meet me, Claudia! I am a 2-year-old sweetie that … Continued

Ludlow seeks solution for ambulance service deficit

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LUDLOW, Vt. – Ludlow Municipal Manager Scott Murphy is worried about the future of emergency medical services in his town. Realizing that the ambulance service in Ludlow is running at a deficit, Murphy asked area municipalities, heads of ambulance and … Continued

Longtime Joy Wah owners return to reopen restaurant

Joy Wah

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Sept. 2, Chi Chiang Hom and his wife, Chiu Kwan Hom, the original owners of the Joy Wah restaurant located at 287 Rockingham Rd. in Bellows Falls, were excited to reopen the restaurant. Up until … Continued

Pet of the Week is Lily

Lily

  Hi! My name’s Lily, and I’m a 6-month-old spayed female Hound Mix. I came to Lucy Mackenzie with my doggie family and friends from Mississippi. A nice woman met us and really wanted to make sure we all found … Continued

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