Bellows Falls Garage building restoration project moving forward

Bellows Falls Garage building restoration construction projected to begin this fall. Photo by Joe Milliken

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Earlier this year, the Brattleboro-based Windham Windsor Housing Trust had announced they were altering their plans to restore the former Bellows Falls Garage building located on Rockingham Street in the downtown area. WWHT had purchased the … Continued

Grafton Rescue celebrates 40 years of service

GRAFTON, Vt. – Forty years ago, there were no Emergency Medical Services available in Grafton; and when an emergency did occur, residents had to call an ambulance company in Bellows Falls and hope it could respond in time. A handful … Continued

Youth opportunity inspires high school student Marlayna King

Marlayna King presents a youth bill in front of her fellow GIYA alumni during a voting simulation facilitated by Aaron and Michelle Bos-Lun in the Representatives Hall at the Statehouse in Montpelier. Photo by Em Pariseau.

CHESTER, Vt. – For almost 40 years, the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont has offered immersive experiences to high school students, allowing them to delve into their unique area of interest alongside passionate peers and professionals. This summer GIV has been … Continued

Depot Bridge gathering celebrates Streetscapes permanent flower boxes

Streetscapes Rolf van Shaik speaks at the event. Photo by Martha Mott

CAVENDISH, Vt. – Cavendish residents gathered at Depot Bridge Wednesday afternoon, July 28 for a joint event that acknowledged those who supported the six-year bridge replacement project and to recognize Cavendish Streetscapes and their permanent flower boxes that will continue … Continued

Springfield Community Band back and going strong again

Springfield Community Band performing at Riverside Bandstand for this year’s June 29 concert

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Community Band’s first concert of this 75th year coincided with Gov. Scott lifting all Covid restrictions for fully vaccinated people. It has been a hard time for the band with no concert season at all … Continued

Nominations sought for Rockingham’s Old House Awards 2021

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Nominations are open for Rockingham Old House Awards 2021. “This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate with property owners their restoration and renewal of historic homes and commercial buildings,” says Dr. John Leppman, Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission … Continued

Annual Greater Falls Connections’ Celebrating Community BBQ

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Join Greater Falls Connections Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 at the Rockingham Rec Center for the annual Greater Falls Connections, Celebrating Community BBQ from 6-7:30 p.m. This is a fun summer potluck to celebrate inspiration, community, and … Continued

How much are Olympic medals worth?

REGION – The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games took a new approach to producing medals this year. “Approximately 5,000 medals have been produced from small electronic devices that were contributed by people all over Japan… From … Continued

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