Norman Rockwell painting of Sophie Aumand

Norman Rockwell

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On Dec. 3, 2019, Members Advantage Credit Union of Springfield, Vt. held a well-attended autograph signing of a Norman Rockwell calendar painting. Sophie Rose Rachiski Aumand was his Dec. 27, 1947 Post magazine cover girl and was … Continued

The Great Depression


I think most of us will know about the Great Depression of the 1930s. Living in the country had advantages over living in the city. If you lived in Vermont in the 1930s, you might have lost your savings or … Continued

Deck the hall…

Town Hall

The restoration of Chester Town Hall is moving along rapidly. In the next few weeks the new floor will be completed. It really looks nice upstairs. The interior window casings are painted a darker color making them jump out from … Continued

It’s a small world

Shawn Patch

DALLAS – Ron Patch’s son, Shawn Patch, is an archaeologist with New South Associates in Greensboro, N.C. Last week in Dallas, Texas, there was held The Society for American Military Engineers Small Business Conference. This was a show where vendors … Continued

Vermont Big Game Records

big game

Well, here we are again, deer season. While I no longer hunt, I do keep my rifle ready. I do see deer in the field, but nothing yet with horns. The deprivation continues. A few years ago, I was contacted … Continued

Springfield Art and Historical Society 2020 calendar

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Art and Historical Society has published its 2020 calendar that features photos from their archives of years past. The calendar is available for purchase at the following businesses: Woodbury Florist, Tina’s Hallmark, Biben’s Ace Hardware, … Continued

Why we collect


I think most Americans have a need to collect things. What we collect depends on our life experiences, knowledge, and our interests. The photo with this article is of two hand-blown glass eggs in my collection. In the old days, … Continued

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