Country Treasures under new ownership

CHESTER, Vt. – Country Treasures, a destination quilt shop in the town of Chester for the past 31 years, has taken on a new look and a new owner. Sue Ashe, purveyor of fine fabrics, has semi-retired and sold the … Continued

Ludlow, Springfield retailers receive “Star Store”

Star Store

LUDLOW/SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Our youth are exposed to alcohol and tobacco advertising through a variety of venues, including the use of signage and displays in stores throughout Vermont. Advertising is commonly placed in locations to target youth, such as near … Continued

HCRS welcomes new staff

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of 19 new professionals whose talents will augment HCRS’ services in the Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Hartford, Springfield, and Windsor regions. HCRS … Continued

Best of Vermont Festival enjoys a successful first year

Best of Vermont Festival debuts in Ludlow. Photo by Sharon Huntley

LUDLOW, Vt. – Intermittent rain didn’t dampen the crowd attending the first year of the Best of Vermont Summer Festival, which drew over 5,000 visitors over the course of the festival’s two days. Organized by the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber … Continued

Back-to-School supplies drive at Benson’s Chevrolet

back to school supplies

LUDLOW, Vt. – Benson’s Chevrolet, 25 Pond Street in Ludlow, is collecting back-to-school supplies for Ludlow, Mount Holly, and Cavendish school from now until Sept. 10, 2021. Items may be dropped to our sales department Monday through Friday, from 8 … Continued

Tiffany Hecker joins Coldwell Banker Lifestyles

Tiffany Hecker. Photo provided

LUDLOW, Vt. – Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, 156 Main Street, in Ludlow is pleased to announce that Tiffany Hecker has joined their team. Hecker started her career in marketing and human resources with Pearson Education in Upper Saddle River, N.J. In … Continued

Boccaccio’s Bellows Falls hair salon reopens under new ownership

Owner Sheila Quelch and her grandson, Cason. Photo provided by Sheila Quelch

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Local hair stylist, Sheila Quelch, who has worked locally at Boccaccio’s Hair Salon since the late ’80s, recently purchased the business in April from owner Lori Brown. Lori originally opened the Green Street salon in 1989 … Continued

Investing: How do bonds work?

REGION – When you buy a bond, you’re basically buying an IOU. Bonds, sometimes called fixed-income securities, are essentially loans to a corporation or governmental body. The borrower, the bond issuer, typically promises to pay the lender, or bondholder, regular … Continued

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