Closed for New Year’s Eve

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  The Vermont Journal & The Shopper is closed Friday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve. We will return to the office Monday, January 3, 2022. If you need anything, please email or, and we will return your … Continued

2021 End of the Year Review

2021 out, here comes 2022

JAN. 5 – Westminster considers withdrawing from unified school district WESTMINSTER, Vt. – An informational School Board meeting was conducted via Zoom, as Westminster residents determine if the town should secede from the merged school district with the towns of … Continued

Bellows Falls Woman’s Club updates

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – At the December 14 meeting, Alma Beals, local bird enthusiast, gave winter bird feeding tips, information on habitats, migration, and natural predators and pests at feeding stations. She offered two Audubon tote bags as give-away door … Continued

Vermont Everyone Eats extended through April 1, 2022

REGION – Vermont Everyone Eats, the innovative Covid-19 response program that provides meal assistance to Vermonters while supporting local restaurants, farmers, and food producers, has received an extension to continue through April 1, 2022. This additional extension, following three before … Continued

Westminster Cares Annual Appeal fundraiser

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – The Westminster Cares Board of Directors met Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the Westminster Institute. Westminster Cares wishes to express heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the generous outpouring of support we have received to date for our 2021-22 … Continued

Fraud Watch Network: New Year tax scams

REGION – Happy New Year! Are you ready for the next wave of scams? Scammers have been tuning up for weeks and their efforts are coming to life. January 1 is a significant date for most of us and one … Continued

The spirit of a neighborhood

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – This year’s holiday season came to Springfield in a big way. Many homes and yards are sporting outstanding decorations, especially on Union, Park, and all the streets and smaller neighborhoods that connect to those streets. The first … Continued

Yoga on the Mountain

LUDLOW, Vt. – Yoga classes are back at the Spring House for the 2021-22 season. After a long year of social distancing and working out in the basement, yoga is back on the calendar. Certified yoga instructors, and Lisa Roberge … Continued

Gamebird takes flight back in time in Ludlow

LUDLOW, Vt. – There is a new game in town. A few dozen in fact. All lined up like old friends gleaming and twinkling in greeting at the new retro arcade combination bar and pub, Gamebird, in downtown Ludlow. Sure, … Continued

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