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Girl Scouts recruiting event Dec. 1 in Derry

Girl Scouts recruiting event Dec. 1 in Derry

Bring a friend or make new ones from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Flood Brook School, 91 VT Route 11, Londonderry. Launch into Girl Scouts is a free out-of-this-world event. Caregivers will learn all about Girl Scouts and troop openings while the girls participate in fun space-themed activities. Can’t make it […]

Londonderry Christmas Bazaar set for Dec. 3

Londonderry Christmas Bazaar set for Dec. 3

The annual Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Second Congregational Church, 2051 N. Main St. (VT Route 11), Londonderry. Handmade wreaths, as well as crafts and gift items, will be available to purchase, and lunch will be served. A “cookie walk” will also be featured. […]

Christmas tree sales -- and a visit from Santa -- in Grafton

Christmas tree sales — and a visit from Santa — in Grafton

Once again, the Grafton Fire/Rescue Auxiliary will be selling fresh-cut Vermont-grown trees from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. Look for the trees on display by the Phelps Barn at the Grafton Inn, right in the center of Grafton village, 92 Main St. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund. […]

Winter Pop-Up Market returns to S. Derry on Saturday

Winter Pop-Up Market returns to S. Derry on Saturday

The Winter Pop-Up Market in South Londonderry will return from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 19 at the historic Londonderry Depot Station, 34 West River St., off Route 100 south. Available this week will be hot food and locally made crafts. This community-led market is sponsored by the Friends of the West […]

BRACC revived under The Collaborative with new projects coordinator

BRACC revived under The Collaborative with new projects coordinator

The Black River Area Community Coalition announces the revival of its organization now operating in full-swing under new leadership. BRACC’s new projects coordinator, Lauren Ingersoll of Andover, graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015 with a degree in Community Development and Applied Economics and has worked throughout the Southern Vermont region developing websites for […]

Volunteers, donations sought for annual Chester-Andover Senior Christmas Dinner

Volunteers, donations sought for annual Chester-Andover Senior Christmas Dinner

Volunteers and donations are needed for the 46th annual Chester-Andover Senior Christmas Dinner, which is to be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester. This free and fun gathering is a thank you to senior residents of Chester and Andover. Because of Covid, meals were delivered for […]

CAFC Empty Bowl Dinner returns Nov. 12

CAFC Empty Bowl Dinner returns Nov. 12

The Chester-Andover Family Center will hold its 4th annual Empty Bowl Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the American Legion Post 67, 51 Legion Way off Route 103 South in Chester. Dinner is by donation and includes a hand-painted ceramic bowl. Plan to spend the evening listening to live music […]

St. Luke's annual wreath-decorating workshops set for Nov. 17-19

St. Luke’s annual wreath-decorating workshops set for Nov. 17-19 Early bird discount available through Nov. 10

The ever-popular wreath-decorating workshops will take place on Nov. 17-19 in Willard Hall at St. Luke’s Church, 313 Main St. in Chester. Reservations are coming in, but spots are still available. Those who register and pay by Thursday, Nov. 10 will receive a $5 discount on the price of $50 per wreath. This is the same price as […]

Girl Scouts recruiting members Nov. 15 at Flood Brook

Girl Scouts recruiting members Nov. 15 at Flood Brook

Bring a friend or make new ones from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Flood Brook School, 91 VT Route 11, Londonderry. Launch into Girl Scouts is a free out-of-this-world event. Caregivers will learn all about Girl Scouts and troop openings while the girls participate in fun space-themed activities. Can’t make it […]

Candidates Night set for Oct. 19

Candidates Night set for Oct. 19 Windsor 3-2 and Windsor County Senate

The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Candidates Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Crown Point Country Club, 155 Golf Course Road, Springfield. Candidates for Windsor 3-2 State House District, Windham-Windsor House and Windsor County Senate will be on hand for an evening of casual conversation. This is an […]

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 […]

Ludlow Rotary’s Chili Cook-off spices up sunny weekend

Ludlow Rotary’s Chili Cook-off spices up sunny weekend

Ludlow Rotary Club held its 31st Annual Chili Cook-off on Oct. 8. The weather was perfect, hundreds of “taste testers” were treated to a large variety of chilis and the many chili providers were happy with the reception of their unique brands of “real” chili. “It was wonderful to see all the locals and visitors […]

E-Bike Lending Library comes to Springfield

E-Bike Lending Library comes to Springfield

Would an e-bike make your life easier? Find out for free. Local Motion’s Satellite E-Bike Lending Library is now in Springfield. Borrowers can check out an e-bike from the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center, 140 Clinton St., for multiday loans to find out how these bikes can replace car trips and transform their daily transportation needs. Edgar […]

Blessing of the Animals at St. Luke's Church on Oct. 9

Blessing of the Animals at St. Luke’s Church on Oct. 9

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester, will hold a Blessing of the Animals on its back lawn from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Members of the public are invited to bring an animal with whom they live or work or the photo of an animal about whom they care […]

Ludlow Rotary holds annual Chili Cook-off Oct. 8

Ludlow Rotary holds annual Chili Cook-off Oct. 8

The Ludlow Rotary Club is sponsoring its 31st Annual Chili Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 on Depot Street by the traffic light in Ludlow. More than 20 entrants will be competing for the various awards. Cook-off guests will have the opportunity to taste a variety of chilis and enjoy […]

Busy summer for Derry Tri-Mtn. Lions Club

Busy summer for Derry Tri-Mtn. Lions Club

Gail Wyman and Patti Greene, members of the Tri-Mtn. Lions Club of Londonderry served up freshly made popcorn at Neighborhood Connections’  Mountain Circus fundraiser on Sept. 11 at Flood Brook School. Peggy Merrow loaned her popcorn machine for the occasion, and Terry Merrow donated the popcorn. On the previous day, Tri-Mtn. Lions also manned Water Table #2 […]

Weston resident continues personal mission to raise funds for cancer research

Weston resident continues personal mission to raise funds for cancer research

Carol MacLaury of Weston is once again joining walkers in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, Oct. 2. Funds raised from the Jimmy Fund Walk support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. MacLaury walks in honor of her 15-year-old grandson Graham, who was diagnosed […]

Peru Fair returns on Sept. 24

Peru Fair returns on Sept. 24

After a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Peru Fair will return to Peru Village from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Described as an old-fashioned country fair, the Peru Fair has been an annual tradition for more than 40 years. This year’s celebration will feature a variety of vendors, […]

Ludlow Rotary prepares for 31st Chili Cook-off

Ludlow Rotary prepares for 31st Chili Cook-off Entrants, sponsors sought for October event

The Ludlow Rotary Club is sponsoring its 31st Annual Chili Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 on Depot Street by the traffic light in Ludlow. According to cookoff chair Kevin Barnes, chili entries are welcome from individuals, clubs and businesses. Four to 5 gallons of heated chili should be delivered […]

Music in the Meadow returns on Sept. 10

Music in the Meadow returns on Sept. 10

The 18th Music in the Meadow fundraising concert to benefit the Susan G. Komen will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Motel in the Meadow, 936 Route 11 West in Chester. Bring a blanket or your lawn chair or join us under the tents. This year’s entertainment is […]