John M. Narkiewicz, Jr., 1936 – 2017

KEENE, N.H. – John M. Narkiewicz, Jr., 80, of Railroad Street died Sunday, July 23, 2017. John was born in Bellows Falls, Vt. on October 5, 1936, the son of John and Myrtie (Aiken) Narkiewicz. He was chef and owner … Continued

“Everyone in Yonkers is afraid of Grandma”

WESTON, Vt. – “Lost in Yonkers,” written by American playwright Neil Simon, is set in 1942 Yonkers, New York. The story centers around the Kurnitz boys having to live with their bitter, stern and abusive Jewish grandmother while their father, … Continued

The history of oleomargarine

butter

This past spring I was examining the 1874 Vermont Journal published in Springfield. As I scan these old papers looking for local historical information I often find other stories that capture my interest. One headline, “Artificial Butter” caught my eye. … Continued

Free summer series at LEAF features Harry Potter

LEAF school

ALSTEAD, N.H. – Quidditch at Hogwarts, the school for witches and wizards in J. K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter books, is a game on flying broomsticks. In Alstead, N.H., at the LEAF charter school on Baine Road, quidditch players ride pink … Continued

Carol J. Kangas

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Life Celebration for Carol J. Kangas, 72, who passed away peacefully at her home on July 9, 2017 was held on Saturday July 22, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Mr. Darcy’s Restaurant. Memorial Contributions … Continued

Villagers turn out in force to pass amended budget

Bellows Falls trustees

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – A turnout of over 200 Bellows Falls voters moved to amend the budget at a July 20 revote meeting. Separate votes adopted, then confirmed the amendment by villager resident Scott Falzo to reduce the original budget … Continued

Business Spotlight: Peabody Mountain Apiaries

Business Spotlight

Peabody Mountain Apiaries Weston 802-824-5469 honeybees@myfairpoint.net peabodymountainapiaries.com   Carol and Steven MacLaury started out with one hive of honeybees as a hobby 11 years ago, then turned the hobby into a retirement project. They now keep 16 to 32 hives, … Continued

Stellafane event celebrates telescope-making and astronomy

Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Vt.—Billed as the oldest and best star party in the world, the 82nd Stellafane Convention brought hundreds of amateur telescope makers and night-sky enthusiasts to Breezy Hill in Springfield, Vt., last week. Hosted by the Springfield Telescope Makers, the … Continued

Weston’s Vermont Premiere of “Tenderly” leaves audience speechless

theatre

WESTON, Vt. – Amazing. Breathtaking. Inspiring. Incredible. Touching. Weston’s Rod and Gun Club theater was packed on July 14 for the 7:30 p.m. performance of “Tenderly,” starring two beloved actors, Susan Haefner and Samuel Lloyd Jr., who’ve appeared on Weston … Continued

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