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SBA holds free webinar for Vermont veterans

SBA holds free webinar for Vermont veterans

In recognition of National Veterans Small Business Week, the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England and the Small Business Administration are hosting a free webinar at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1 for Vermont veterans about the resources available to service members and service-connected family members. Learn about VBOC’s wide array of workshops, training, counseling, […]

State offering grants for businesses that add value to forest products

State offering grants for businesses that add value to forest products

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has announced the availability of grant funds to cover permitting costs for businesses engaged in adding value to forest products. The Vermont Value-Added Forest Products Permitting Assistance Grant Program  has $25,000 to award grants ranging from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $5,000. Funds for this […]

Despite letter, Drew's Organics production to resume in 2022, owners say

Despite letter, Drew’s Organics production to resume in 2022, owners say Facility continues to run three shifts, seeks more employees

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The worldwide supply chain crisis has hit the Schlotterbeck & Foss food manufacturing facility in Chester, which also produces Drew’s Organics dressings and salsas. And despite a seemingly definitive letter to its retail customers and distributors saying that S&F is “discontinuing production” of Chester-based Drew’s Organics,  a company […]

New teahouse in Chester holds grand opening

New teahouse in Chester holds grand opening

On Friday, Sept. 17, the Vermont Tea House, located at 15 Depot St. in Chester, will hold a grand opening celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The open house will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday with the ribbon cutting ceremony, accompanied by the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, taking place at […]

New owner for Country Treasures quilt shop in Chester

New owner for Country Treasures quilt shop in Chester

Country Treasures, a destination quilt shop in Chester for the past 31 years, has taken on a new look and a new owner. Owner Sue Ashe has semi-retired and sold the shop to Angela Farrar, a Chester native and Green Mountain Union High School grad. Ashe will be at the back of the building operating […]

Grace Cottage announces new board members

Grace Cottage announces new board members

TOWNSHEND Al Claussen and Karren Meyer have joined the Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Board of Trustees. Claussen holds an MBA in Business Administration from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maine – Orono. He works as project manager for Noho Health Inc. dba Care/of in […]

Mendi Michael joins Engel & Völkers real estate

Mendi Michael joins Engel & Völkers real estate

Engel & Völkers Okemo announces that Mendi Michael has joined the real estate brokerage as its newest advisor. Michael brings two decades of experience in business operations and client relations that touches nearly every corner of southern Vermont. Most recently, she managed Michael Engineering, a Vermont-based family business founded in 1969. She also spent nine […]

S. Central Vermont realtors honor two as Realtor of Year, Good Neighbor

S. Central Vermont realtors honor two as Realtor of Year, Good Neighbor

Jenifer Prouty Hoffman, principal broker and owner of Hoffman Real Estate, has been named the 2021 Realtor of the Year by the South Central Vermont Board of Realtors. SCVBR’s Realtor of the Year award is the board’s highest honor and recognizes a realtor member for outstanding commitment to the real estate industry, and to their […]

31 area restaurants OK'd for Covid relief grants worth $4.2 million

31 area restaurants OK’d for Covid relief grants worth $4.2 million

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thirty-one restaurants, bars and food trucks from Bellows Falls to Manchester, including four in Chester, have been approved to receive portions of the $28.6 billion federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund to help them recover from the effects of restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.  The total funding those […]

Community Greenhouse board seeks CPA

Community Greenhouse board seeks CPA

The Board of Directors of the Chester Community Greenhouse and Gardens is seeking a Certified Public Accountant to help them as they continue forward to create a public space where people can rent a garden plot or raised bed for a nominal fee. “It’s all very exciting to envision this beautiful greenhouse in the heart […]

State celebrates return of Amtrak trains with $1 rides at Bellows Falls on July 19

State celebrates return of Amtrak trains with $1 rides at Bellows Falls on July 19

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is announcing celebratory events at all Amtrak stations in Vermont to welcome back the state’s two Amtrak trains on Monday, July 19, when the Vermonter and Ethan Allen Express resume service. At noon and 5 p.m. gather at the Bellows Falls Train Station on the Island to greet the Vermonter. […]

Area Realtors board offers free document shredding

Area Realtors board offers free document shredding

The South Central Vermont Board Of Realtors is joining with other local Vermont Realtor boards to offer a statewide Consumer Safety Day on Saturday, July 31. Realtors have contracted SecurShred to provide a mobile unit for the on site shredding of personal documents (maximum 5 boxes per household) at three locations throughout our area: 9 […]

GNAT-TV survey seeks community feedback

GNAT-TV survey seeks community feedback

Greater Northshire Access Television is conducting a comprehensive Community Needs Assessment Survey for anyone living or working in the GNAT-TV service area. Anyone who completes the survey will be entered to win a new iPad, made possible by donations from GNAT-TV’s Board of Directors. GNAT-TV’s service area includes: Arlington, Dorset, Manchester, Peru, Londonderry, Rupert, Sandgate, […]

Heritage Deli fund-raiser for CAFC draws good crowd; One Credit announces scholarships

Heritage Deli fund-raiser for CAFC draws good crowd; One Credit announces scholarships

Heritage Deli fund-raiser for CAFC draws good crowd Michelle Wilcox, owner of the Heritage Deli in Chester, hosted a fund-raiser on Deli grounds on Saturday for the Chester-Andover Family Center. A good crowd turned out for the family-friendly event to listen to live music, played by Lucky Soul, pictured right, enjoy food provided by the […]

Weston Hub restaurant opens Friday night at Playhouse

Weston Hub restaurant opens Friday night at Playhouse Temporary home as work continues on Walker Farm site

The Hub at Weston opens on Friday, June 25, in its temporary home at the Weston Playhouse, located on the Green in Weston, 12 Park St., while work at its permanent home at the Walker Farm farmhouse is being completed. Walker Farm is also the home of the Playhouse at Walker Farm, a state-of-the-art, flexible  […]

Sunreed Instruments of Chester launches scholarship

Sunreed Instruments of Chester launches scholarship

Sunreed Instruments of Chester announces its first Music Education Scholarship Award has been awarded to Jonathan Oakes of Ludlow. Each year, with the assistance of Green Mountain Union High School, one recipient will be chosen from the graduating class, to receive a $1,000 scholarship. This goes to someone who shows excellence in music education, overall […]

3 at Engel & Völkers Okemo honored as top producers

3 at Engel & Völkers Okemo honored as top producers

The Ludlow-based team of advisors of Engel & Völkers Okemo was recently honored as among the top producers in the company’s global network of 800+ luxury real estate brokerages. Recognized for their commitment to hard work and excellence at Engel & Völkers Okemo are principal broker Gail Beardmore, pictured center, broker/advisor Geralyn Donohue, right, and […]

Hospitality workers vaxx clinic in Ludlow; Heritage Deli event; Grace Cottage bike fund-raiser

Hospitality workers vaxx clinic in Ludlow; Heritage Deli event; Grace Cottage bike fund-raiser

June 9 vaxx clinic set in for Ludlow A Vaccination Clinic for Okemo Valley hospitality employees is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday June 9 in the parking lot of the Okemo Marketplace Plaza, 57 Pond St. in Ludlow. No appointment is needed, as this is a walk-in clinic. The vaccine is […]

Fehrenbach joins Engel & Völkers

Fehrenbach joins Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers Okemo announces that Kristen Fehrenbach of Bellows Falls has joined its growing team of real estate advisors. Fehrenbach brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in art education and hospitality across New England. She is a founding director of Popolo, a beloved farm-to-table restaurant in Bellows Falls that opened in 2012. […]

New dentist in Chester puts the paws on anxious patients

New dentist in Chester puts the paws on anxious patients

By Jasmin Gomez ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Canine dentistry” has taken on new meaning for the patients of Dr. Christopher Fauver, a dentist for our human population who recently moved into new offices at 48 Main St. in Chester after years in practice in Springfield. Enter Winston, Fauver’s partner, a 2-year-old golden retriever and a […]