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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 […]

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 […]

SBA offers restaurants Covid revitalization funds

SBA offers restaurants Covid revitalization funds

Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator for the Small Business Administration, has announced that the SBA will begin registration at 9 a.m., April 30 and open applications at noon  on May 3 for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. “Restaurants are the core of […]

Photo Gallery: Rockingham Vets moves to Chester

Photo Gallery: Rockingham Vets moves to Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The transformation from pizza house to modern animal hospital is complete, and this past weekend the folks at the Rockingham Veterinary Clinic on Lower Bartonsville Road made their move to Main Street in Chester. With movers still ferrying furniture, a hydraulic exam table for lifting heavy dogs, […]

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat Fundraiser The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its annual Share Heat Fundraiser to provide financial support for those in the community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. The Share Heat Fundraiser this year will be based on donations, with no in-person […]

William Raveis calls 2020 Coat Drive a success; <br> New owners for Mary W. Davis Realtors

William Raveis calls 2020 Coat Drive a success;
New owners for Mary W. Davis Realtors

Raveis Realtors’ outwear drive warms communities William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties in Ludlow hosted its annual 2020 Coat Drive this year in effort to keep our communities warm. The monthlong Coat Drive has been an ongoing event for the team at Vermont Properties, and members were excited to bring a bit of cheer to […]

Londonderry launches 'Trail of Lights' for holiday

Londonderry launches ‘Trail of Lights’ for holiday

Project Londonderry has launched “Trail of Lights” as part of Vermont Lights the Way campaign to help overcome pandemic fatigue. Gov. Phil Scott has encouraged Vermonters to decorate their homes, businesses, parks and public spaces to show community support. The Londonderry “Trail of Lights” will be a 6-mile driving tour through the heart of Londonderry […]

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;<br>Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual; <br>WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;
Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual;
WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage seeks funds for defibrillators on Giving Tuesday TOWNSHEND After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital asks its friends and neighbors to participate in its Giving Tuesday campaign on Dec. 1 to help raise funds to […]

Vt. Community Foundation gives Park St. School project $300,000

Vt. Community Foundation gives Park St. School project $300,000

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Regional Development Corp.  announced that it has received a $300,000 investment from the Vermont Community Foundation to support ongoing pre-development work at the former Park Street School in Springfield. SRDC Executive Director Bob Flint said that the funds would help to complete architectural and engineering work for redevelopment of […]

SRDC gets grants for co-op, Blake Hill Preserves

SRDC gets grants for co-op, Blake Hill Preserves

Springfield Regional Development Corp.is the recipient of two grants to support a pair of economic development projects in the region. The awards were part of the Regional Economic Development Grant Program, administered by the Department of Buildings and General Services. The goal of the program is promote stimulation or retention economic opportunities in the state. […]

Okemo chamber gets regional stimulus grant; GNAT offers free promotional videos; SBA announces simpler form for PPP loan forgiveness

Okemo chamber gets regional stimulus grant; GNAT offers free promotional videos; SBA announces simpler form for PPP loan forgiveness

Okemo chamber gets state regional stimulus grant The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a Restart VT Regional Marketing & Stimulus Grant from the state Department of Tourism. This successful application was the result of a regional collaboration with joint applications from  partners including the communities of Chester, Londonderry, Ludlow and Weston. Individual community grants […]

Artisans Alley Indoors opens in Chester; Atelier Annex artists hold pop up gallery in Grafton

Artisans Alley Indoors opens in Chester; Atelier Annex artists hold pop up gallery in Grafton

Pop up gallery by Atelier Annex artists set for Grafton this weekend Atelier Annex is planning a pop up gallery in Grafton in the Mountain Mind and Movement Yoga Studio, Windham Cottage Annex, 76 Main St. in Grafton, which is currently not in use due to Covid 19. The event will be held from 11 […]

BRIC partners for free courses to upgrade digital skills; VSAC offers webinar on FAFSA forms

BRIC partners for free courses to upgrade digital skills; VSAC offers webinar on FAFSA forms

BRIC partners for free digital courses Springfield’s Black River Innovation Campus has partnered with the Center On Rural Innovation to bring rural residents in Southern Vermont the Future Is Digital Challenge. It includes free, 40-hour courses and scholarships for 3-month Nanodegrees (project and skills-based credential programs) along three tracks: Digital Marketing, Business Analytics and Front-End […]

Small Business Week to be held Sept. 22-24; Vermont VBA hosts PPP forgiveness seminars

Small Business Week to be held Sept. 22-24; Vermont VBA hosts PPP forgiveness seminars

National Small Business Week will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 22-24. The annual event is virtual this year and was rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic. National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses, many of which are veteran, women and minority-owned, for their achievements and dedication to their communities. This […]

Juice bar opens in Chester; business recovery grants increased for certain sectors

Juice bar opens in Chester; business recovery grants increased for certain sectors

Aurora’s Fresh Juice & Smoothie Bah opens in Chester Aurora McCarthy, 42, has opened Aurora’s Fresh Juice and Smoothie Bah at Blair Books & More on the Green in Chester. McCarthy first visited Chester 22 years ago for a workshop retreat and said she felt drawn to return to this ‘special high-vibe corner of the […]

SBA holding free webinars on PPP, EIDL

SBA holding free webinars on PPP, EIDL

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office hosts a free daily webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday to discuss Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness and other changes. To join the webinar, click here. To join by phone, call (202) 765-1264 and when prompted enter the code 237511921#. Upon joining the call, mute the […]

West River Farmers Market opens Saturday under new restrictions

West River Farmers Market opens Saturday under new restrictions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The West River Farmers Market will begin its 26th season on Saturday in a totally new format – just like everything else these days. The market must adhere to state guidelines to address the Covid-19 pandemic, which means that the music and social aspects of the market […]

GNAT-TV offers businesses video re-opening announcements

GNAT-TV offers businesses video re-opening announcements

GNAT-TV is offering local businesses the opportunity to film a one-minute message to update the community about reopening, what people should expect, where the community should look for updates and any other details the community should know. GNAT-TV serves Arlington, Dorset, Londonderry, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Stratton, Sunderland, Weston and Winhall. Local Business Video Announcement […]