So long, Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall has joined his ancestors. Frank was born in 1936, living his entire life in the area. Frank was well known. At 17, he and his mother began raising Toy Fox Terriers to sell. For 70 years, Frank raised … Continued

80 Years of Changes in the Connecticut River Valley

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Steve Taylor of Plainfield, N.H., will present the OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program “80 Years of Changes in the Connecticut River Valley” on Tuesday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center next to St. … Continued

The Dorand Forest

South of Chester on Route 103, turn onto Upper Bartonsville Road. Near the end you’ll see Cambridgeport Road. This is a pleasant drive. Pay attention and you’ll see the sign with this article.   John Dorand I didn’t know John … Continued

Historic Rockingham Meeting House Needs Repairs

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The Rockingham Meeting House, a historic landmark located along Route 103 just north of Bellows Falls, and the oldest public building in Vermont, needs extensive structural and historical repairs, including an assessment of the structure’s original foundation, … Continued

“Apple Blossom Cotillion” to premiere on SAPA

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield Area Public Access Television will broadcast the premiere of the historical documentary “Apple Blossom Cotillion: A Springfield Tradition” on Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m. This full-length film tells the story of how the Apple Blossom … Continued

A “novel” idea

I have an idea for a new book. As I go around visiting friends, I hear countless stories of days gone by. Whether it’s Bob Turco, Bill Burton, the Kendall family, or Ted and Danny, everyone has stories. I couldn’t … Continued

BRAM welcomes LRC

LUDLOW, Vt. – At the recent luncheon meeting of the Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC) held at the Black River Academy Museum (BRAM), President Sue Pollender and Director Georgia Brehm spoke to members of the LRC about the history of the building and … Continued

“Government of the People”

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Wolfgang Mieder, Professor Emeritus of the German and Russian Language Department at the University of Vermont, will present the OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program “Government of the People, by the People, for the People – The Making … Continued

Oysters “R” in season

  Yankee food can be rather bland for those not accustomed to it. Dried beef or salmon pea wiggle gravy probably wouldn’t excite your taste buds. This style of cooking dates back to our earliest ancestors. Drying or salting meat … Continued

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