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Springfield Holiday Loyalty Program runs through Dec. 31

Springfield Holiday Loyalty Program runs through Dec. 31

Shop local this season and win. Plaid Friday, Nov. 25, marked the official kick-off of the 5th Annual Springfield Holiday Local Loyalty Program. The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce brings this fun, collaborative program to the community again this year. With so many area merchants participating in the rewards stamp program, there are plenty of opportunities to […]

'Giving Tuesday' at Grace Cottage Hospital

‘Giving Tuesday’ at Grace Cottage Hospital

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude, which falls on Nov. 29 this year. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital in Townshend asks its friends and neighbors to help it cross the finish line and raise $50,000 for a much-needed expansion of its […]

Vermont Professionals of Color seeks to put more BIPOC people on nonprofit boards

Vermont Professionals of Color seeks to put more BIPOC people on nonprofit boards

Vermont Professionals of Color Network  has announced that it has launched its Civic Engagement Listings, with a goal of providing access to previously exclusively white spaces like nonprofit board of director positions, for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The new Civic Engagement Listings page is designed to increase visibility of nonprofit board- and other […]

SAPA TV celebrates new location

SAPA TV celebrates new location

SAPA TV has moved into its new studio at 335 River St. in Springfield, a building that they purchased in 2021 when access to its former studio at Springfield High School became curtailed during the pandemic. The public access station was founded by community members in 1998, and ever since has been providing the towns […]

North Star Health to dedicate mobile unit to Dr. Barbeau

North Star Health to dedicate mobile unit to Dr. Barbeau

North Star Health invites the public to the dedication of its new mobile health unit, named after beloved local physician and steadfast healthcare advocate Dr. Dolores Barbeau, or “Dolor” to the people and communities who loved her, who passed away in 2021. The dedication and ribbon-cutting will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. […]

Raveis Real Estate seeks donations for Coat Drive

Raveis Real Estate seeks donations for Coat Drive

William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties is seeking donations to the 2022 Coat Drive. Clean outerwear garments in good condition and with working zippers can be dropped off at the office, located at 29 Locust Hill Road in Ludlow, through Thursday, Dec. 1. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and […]

Smokeshire Design celebrates 5 years in Chester

Smokeshire Design celebrates 5 years in Chester

Set back on a busy stretch of road between Ludlow and Chester sits Smokeshire Design. The completely renovated historic building houses a retail space like no other. From a partnership that began and flourished in Vermont, Nancy Pennell, and her husband, master craftsman Hugh, are curators of an amazing space. Their thoughtfully selected items fit any lifestyle, never lose […]

Farmer to Farmer: Peer network to support Vermont producers

Farmer to Farmer: Peer network to support Vermont producers Virtual session aims to raise awareness of stressors, solutions

Farming can be stressful, from extreme weather to equipment breakdowns, to regulations, to staffing, to shifting markets and more. For the past 10+ years, Farm First has provided farmers and their families with support, resources and information to reduce the stress unique to farmers, at no cost. To raise awareness about the services offered by […]

SAPA-TV 2022 Annual Meeting, potluck Oct. 13

SAPA-TV 2022 Annual Meeting, potluck Oct. 13

Join Springfield Area Public Access Television for its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 335 River St., Suite 1, in Springfield. The SAPA TV board and staff will update community members on operations during the 2021-2022 fiscal year. There will be a potluck dinner following the meeting. If you would like […]

VT Professionals of Color Network launches member database

VT Professionals of Color Network launches member database

BURLINGTON Vermont Professionals of Color Network has announced the launch of its membership database with the goal of offering exclusive opportunities for BIPOC members to connect virtually, automating some of the functional components of the site, ensuring that the site remains relevant to new members and keeping existing members up to date on the latest […]

Expanded Chester Dental Center hosts Open House on Sept. 30

Expanded Chester Dental Center hosts Open House on Sept. 30

North Star Health will host an open house on Friday, Sept. 30 at the recently expanded Chester Dental Center, 55 VT Route 11. Guided tours of the state-of-the-art facilities, including four new dental treatment rooms where routine to complex oral health care takes place, will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and short […]

14 area employers among those recognized for supporting worksite wellness

14 area employers among those recognized for supporting worksite wellness

By Stacia Spaulding and press release ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Seventy-two Vermont employers — 14 from the local area  — recently received the Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award at the annual Worksite Wellness Conference. The awards recognize Vermont employers for activities, programs and policies to help employees improve their health. Most Vermonters spend more […]

SAPA-TV to hold grand re-opening in September

SAPA-TV to hold grand re-opening in September New, enlarged facility located on River Street

On Friday, Sept. 16, SAPA-TV will be re-opening its doors at it new location at 335 River St. in Springfield.  The community is invited to celebrate the occasion and to experience this new site firsthand.  The event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at 335 River St. After being in the Springfield High School since […]

BRAT selected to benefit from Shaw’s Reusable Bag Program

BRAT selected to benefit from Shaw’s Reusable Bag Program

The all-volunteer Black River Action Team has been selected by the Ludlow Shaw’s store leadership as their benefiting non-profit in the Give Back Where it Counts Reusable Bag Program for the month of August. This program is an easy way for shoppers to give back to the local community and the environment as part of […]

Engel & Völkers Okemo adds Woodstock advisor

Engel & Völkers Okemo adds Woodstock advisor

LUDLOW Engel & Völkers Okemo on Tuesday announced that it has hired advisor Rae Beaudette of South Woodstock, signaling the brokerage’s continued expansion across southern Vermont. Located on Main Street in Ludlow Village, Engel & Völkers has quadrupled in size since 2019, when it transacted on nearly $11 million in home sales. Inspired by this […]

Grace Cottage wins $3,000 IMPACT award

Grace Cottage wins $3,000 IMPACT award

TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has been awarded second place in the Red Sox IMPACT Awards competition. The IMPACT Awards, presented by the Red Sox Foundation and the Ruderman Family Foundation, support organizations raising awareness and improving outcomes surrounding mental health. In its award announcement, Red Sox Foundation Development & Partnerships Manager Matt […]

Dartmouth Health, Grace Cottage partner to offer TeleNeurology services locally

Dartmouth Health, Grace Cottage partner to offer TeleNeurology services locally

Dartmouth Health Connected Care of Lebanon, N.H., is partnering with Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital, an independent, nonprofit critical access hospital and family health clinic in Townshend, to provide acute care TeleNeurology services to Grace Cottage patients. Through this partnership, Dartmouth Health TeleNeurology can quickly bring a neurologist to the patient’s bedside to assist […]

Grace Cottage earns top marks for LGBTQ+ care

Grace Cottage earns top marks for LGBTQ+ care

The national Human Rights Campaign Foundation of Washington, D.C., has announced that Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital of Townshend has earned an “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” designation, with a score of 95 out of 100 in the foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index. A record 906 healthcare facilities participated in the 2022 HEI survey, and […]

Springfield Hospital earns 'Wellness Gold'

Springfield Hospital earns ‘Wellness Gold’

Springfield Hospital has received the 2022 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness-Gold Level Award. This award is presented each year by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the Vermont Department of Health to worksites that encourage their employees to establish a healthy environment in which to work and create programs that help reduce […]

Grace Cottage earns gold for Worksite Wellness

Grace Cottage earns gold for Worksite Wellness

TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has been awarded a Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Program Award. Presented to Vermont employee wellness programs by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and the Vermont Department of Health, these awards are given at three levels. Grace Cottage earned gold, the highest level. In 2021, […]