I didn’t know…

Recently I was reading Zadock Thompson’s 1842 “History of Vermont.” There are a few hundred pages in this leather-bound book, including a fold-out map of the State of Vermont. Below are excerpts from his “Quadrupeds” chapter.     “THE WOLVERINE … Continued

Rockingham Old Home Days sponsorship opportunities

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to present our upcoming event, Rockingham Old Home Days, on Aug. 3, at the Waypoint Center in Bellows Falls, Vt. At the chamber, we are a strong advocate … Continued

Old time Stories of Ludlow and the Black River Valley

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Black River Academy Museum invites the community of Ludlow and residents of the Black River Valley to attend their upcoming event, “Old time Stories of Ludlow and the Black River Valley,” on Thursday, Aug 8, from … Continued

Grafton Fire Department celebrates 100-year history

GRAFTON, Vt. – On Saturday, July 20, the Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center will host the annual Food and Antique Tractor Festival, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Along with music, food, arts and crafts, a silent auction, and a … Continued

Open House at the Athens Brick Meetinghouse

ATHENS, Vt. – The Athens Brick Meetinghouse will be the site of an old fashioned ice cream social on Sunday, July 21, from 2-4 p.m. The meetinghouse will be open for visitors to tour and learn more about this fascinating … Continued

Yankee Wisdom

In a shameless act of self-promotion, I remind you of my latest book. They tell me it’s an anthology. Many contributed stories for this book, “Stories of Us.” I like them all, but I do have a few favorites. The … Continued

“18th Century Rural Vermont Healers”

CAVENDISH, Vt. – As towns like Cavendish started to be settled in the 18th century, physicians were generally not among the first inhabitants. In Cavendish, it was approximately 26 years after the town was chartered before a doctor arrived. Who … Continued

LAHS 18th Century Dinearound

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – All are invited to the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society’s (LAHS) 18th Century Dinearound on Friday, Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m., at our headquarters at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road. Enjoy a rousing evening of … Continued

Lowell Lake Cemetery gets interpretive sign

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The Londonderry Cemetery Commission is excited to announce that an interpretive sign has been created for Lowell Lake Cemetery. Thanks to commission members Gary Barton, Chris Blackey, Maureen Cronin, Andie Fusco, and Laurie Krooss Mullen, along with … Continued

Go fly a kite

Last week I mentioned I collected patriotic antiques. The photo with this article is a patriotic kite, titled “American Beauty.” It would probably date between 1958 and 1962. I remember being a boy and wanting one.     Ruth’s Gifts … Continued

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