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Proctor native named golf pro at Manchester club; Mt. Ascutney PA earns specialty credentials

Proctor native named golf pro at Manchester club; Mt. Ascutney PA earns specialty credentials

  MANCHESTER Michael Harger, former assistant professional at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ, and a Vermont native, has been named head golf professional by the Manchester Country Club in Manchester, VT.  Harger joins the Manchester Country Club after serving as an assistant for four years at the Ridgewood Country Club, which hosts the PGA […]

Four Windsor Co. students head to Poetry Out Loud state competition

Four Windsor County students are heading to the Barre Opera House on Wednesday and Thursday, March 12  and 13 to compete in the 2014 Vermont Poetry Out Loud State Competition. There they will meet students from other Vermont high schools, all striving to win the state championship in the national poetry recitation competition and move […]

Saxtons River resident named to Kurn Hattin board

Saxtons River resident named to Kurn Hattin board

WESTMINSTER Bill Scarlett of Saxtons River officially joined Kurn Hattin Homes’ Board of Incorporators in January. Scarlett, who is the school counselor at Bellows Falls Central Elementary School, served as Kurn Hattin’s director of counseling from 1999 to 2006. In addition, his New Jersey-based family have  had an interest in Kurn Hattin’s programming for several […]

New chef at Weathersfield Inn; nominees sought for preservation awards; $1 million grant for telemedicine; Vermont dairies honored for quality milk

New chef at Weathersfield Inn; nominees sought for preservation awards; $1 million grant for telemedicine; Vermont dairies honored for quality milk

 Weathersfield Inn hires new executive chef PERKINSVILLE  The Inn at Weathersfield, noted as one of the top 10 culinary inns by Bon Appetit magazine,  has named Jean-Luc Matécat as executive chef. Matécat’s responsibilities include creating and overseeing the culinary experience for both inn and dinner guests, teaching classes at the inn’s non-professional classroom studio, The […]

Business ownership succession workshop set; Commission on Women appointee; forum on climate change and winter business

Business ownership succession workshop set; Commission on Women appointee; forum on climate change and winter business

An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Howard Dean Education Center, 307 South St. in Springfield. There is no cost for this event. Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning,” and lunch will be served. Participants […]

For Lindsey's sake: Community surrounds family as a little girl readies for a marrow transplant

For Lindsey’s sake: Community surrounds family as a little girl readies for a marrow transplant

  By Cynthia Prairie  Sue Willis picks out a few of the glass beads from the wooden box marked T.K. T*, gently rubbing them in the palm of her hand. With each touch, it seems, appears a memory of what her 12-year-old daughter has been through as well as a foreshadow of what she will […]

Grammy nominee grabs attention for Kurn Hattin; VSAC workshops continue; BRAM collection used in school project

Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Music director Lisa Bianconi, a Top 10 finalist for the inaugural Grammy Music Educator award, was one of only two music teacher-nominees to be profiled recently on CBS Evening News. Immediately following the CBS airing, Kurn Hattin’s website saw a marked increase in traffic, including a number of online donations. […]

Organizations donate $3,400 to Chester-Andover Family Center

The Chester-Andover Family Center has recently received $3,400 in financial donations from three organizations.  Following a House Warming fund-raiser at Baba a Louis Bakery in Chester, the Chester-Andover Democratic Committee was able to present a check for $1,700 to the Family center’s fuel assistance fund to help local families who are struggling financially and cannot pay […]

Sage Jewelry, Polish Pottery celebrate 1st anniversary in new space with a sale

Sage Jewelry and Polish Pottery gift shop are celebrating their first anniversary in their combined location at 78 The Common on the Chester Green. In January 2013, Sage Jewelry and Polish Pottery moved to their new location to set up shop. Sage jewelry offers jewelry made on site, jewelry repair, stringing and locally crafted gifts […]

St. Luke’s welcomes new musician; new art space opens in Chester

St. Luke’s welcomes new musician; new art space opens in Chester

Jacob S. McLaughlin joins St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester, as its liturgical musician. He will play the organ and keyboard as well as lead the choir. McLaughlin, who grew up in Chester, began his music training at age 8 with the late Helen Donnis at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chester. […]

Weston Playhouse hires interim managing director, capital campaign chief

Weston Playhouse hires interim managing director, capital campaign chief

    Two new staff members have joined the  Weston Playhouse Theatre Company.  The playhouse had hired Arts Consulting Group Inc. of New York City to provide transition management services while it undertakes a national search for a new managing director. That position was left vacant with the departure of Stuart Duke after 17 years […]

Rotary honors Cheslock; new name for Gallery 103; new assistant at VCW

Rotary honors Cheslock; new name for Gallery 103; new assistant at VCW

   Gallery 103 now 103 Artisans Marketplace After eight years, Gallery 103 in Chester has a new name and a new sign. Owners Elise and Payne Junker decided to change the name to 103 Artisans Marketplace because “we felt it better reflected what we are offering in the store now,” says Elise Junker. She adds […]

Family Center thanks remodeling firm, volunteers; SMCS names new CEO; River Artisans opens

Family Center thanks remodeling firm, volunteers; SMCS names new CEO; River Artisans opens

The Chester-Andover Family Center, 908 VT Route 103 S. in Chester, is extending a special thank you to Brown & Sons Remodeling of Bellows Falls for its installation of the center’s new siding at a discounted price. Center volunteers say they have received many compliments on the beautiful appearance of the building. The center would […]

GMUHS's O'Neil named VT counselor of year; Chester Dems elect new officers; Aegis Wind expands

GMUHS’s O’Neil named VT counselor of year; Chester Dems elect new officers; Aegis Wind expands

Pam O’Neil, guidance director for Green Mountain Union High and counselor for grades 10, 11 and 12, has been named the 2013 recipient of the James F. Cawley Award as the Outstanding Vermont School Counselor of the Year by the Vermont School Counselor Association. The VSCA is a statewide organization that, according to its website, […]

Chester's Cheyenne Prescott places 2nd in 10th Keene Idol

Chester’s Cheyenne Prescott places 2nd in 10th Keene Idol

By Karen Zuppinger KEENE, N.H. Seventeen year old Chester resident Cheyenne Prescott is this year’s 2nd place winner of the 10th annual Keene Idol singing competition. Bested only by industry vet and former “The Voice” contestant, Michelle Brooks-Thompson, Prescott’s vocals and stage presence stood out on a night when all seven finalists brought their A […]

Grafton’s Luke Drabyn finishes government internship in Maine

AUGUSTA This summer, Luke Drabyn of Grafton participated in the Margaret Chase Smith Internship program with the Maine Department of Labor. Drabyn worked for the Bureau of Labor Standards. Drabyn, a government and legal studies and Russian language major at Bowdoin College, worked on a project that overhauled and updated more than 70 PowerPoint presentations […]

Tapping Into Local Talent: Southern VT youths light up Weston stage

Tapping Into Local Talent: Southern VT youths light up Weston stage

By David Lampe-Wilson The theater is often referred to as “the fabulous invalid.” But it hangs on through an ongoing infusion of  new audiences and new artists. What keeps theater alive and kicking – at least in Weston, VT – is its closeness to the community, says Steve Stettler, a producing director with Weston Playhouse.  […]

Bryan Ballinger is trying to raise a STINK!

Bryan Ballinger is trying to raise a STINK!

By Shawn Cunningham With an Aug. 8 deadline approaching on his Kickstarter funding campaign, former Chester resident Bryan “Breadwig” Ballinger is optimistic that he will raise the $20,000 needed to publish his “scratch and sniff” children’s book, Animal Gas. At press time, his appeal to help produce the allegory on how we perceive our ourselves […]

Mary Bittner: making strides to fight leukemia

Mary Bittner: making strides to fight leukemia

 By Karen Zuppinger Mary Bittner is looking for a fight.  Running along the Green Mountain Turnpike, the Chester resident is in training, preparing to battle a grueling half marathon in the fall on the hilly streets of San Francisco. But her fight isn’t with the streets of San Francisco. It’s with leukemia, a blood cancer […]

GMUHS announces 4th quarter Honor Roll

GMUHS announces 4th quarter Honor Roll

Green Mountain Union High School has announced its Honor Roll for the 4th Quarter. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C or C-). High School Honors means that […]