Monday, November 20, 2017

Video: Springfield resident kicks off gubernatorial bid

Keith Stern's first speech of his 2018 campaign for Governor of Vermont. "As you can tell, I am not a polished politician. Honestly, I don't look at that as a deficit but as an advantage. My entry into this race exemplifies what the brilliant founders of the great constitutional republic envisioned when they wrote and spoke of citizen legislators."  (Time: 13 minutes)

Senior Solutions gets $395K grant to combat elder abuse

Older adults in Windsor County will be better protected against abuse thanks to a $395,000 federal grant awarded to the region’s largest social service provider for older adults. The three-year grant — one of only four awarded nationwide — is funded by the US Department of Justice Office on Violence against Women.

Big plans for Small Business Saturday

With Black Friday just around the corner, shopping is on the minds of many. But don’t forget about Small Business Saturday. This special holiday lands on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25, 2017) and the message is simple: shop local.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Springfield Garden Club rings in 25th annual Festival of Trees with silver bells

The industrial angles and lines of Springfield’s Great Hall art venue softened into an enchanted holiday forest as members of the Springfield Garden Club transformed the space for their annual Festival of Trees held on Nov. 17.

Redeeming qualities: Springfield couple build a business on bottles and cans

On a recent Monday afternoon inside the Springfield Redemption Center on Chester Road, the clinking sound of aluminum and glass fills the small room as workers sort and bag thousands of redeemable cans and bottles.

North topples South in all-star football

The North defeated the South 57-41 in Saturday’s North-South All-Star Football Game at Middlebury College. Top ball carriers for the South included Springfield’s Matt LaChapelle with 83 yards on four totes.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Keith Stern Campaign Kickoff Sunday, Nov. 19

Join Springfield hometown boy Keith Stern, his campaign team, and friends, family and supporters in kicking-off his campaign for Governor of Vermont.

VINE Sanctuary: Talking Turkey

For many people, the holidays bring up the anguishing question of whether or not to attend family dinners that will feature the corpse of a dead turkey prominently displayed at the center of the table. Attend our annual Party FOR LIVE Turkeys the Saturday following Thanksgiving.

$600 Roommates in a Communal Farmhouse

We are artist, activist, queer, buddhist millennials. You don't have to be those things to live with us, but now you know what you're getting into.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Black River Connections TV series debuts

Black River Action Team's Kelly Stettner kicks off a new TV series dedicated to educating people within the Black River watershed on water quality issues. The program is also viewable online.

North-South football game is today

Springfield High School football coach Rich Saypack has been chosen as head coach for the Southern Vermont team in the 17th annual North-South Senior All-Star Football Game on Nov. 18 at Middlebury College. Springfield's Matt LaChappelle (#21) and Mason Olney (#86) are on the roster of players.

Springfield Area Obituaries

Retired nurse and RSVP volunteer Lois Severance passed away Tuesday, a week shy of her 89th birthday.

Looking for the next Apple Blossom Cotillion Queen

2017 Apple Blossom Queen Katherine Moulton.  Photo by Marie LaPlante
High school senior girls in the communities served by Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems are invited to participate in the 62nd annual Apple Blossom Cotillion. One of them will join the select group of Apple Blossom Queens.

Reuters investigation finds elevated lead levels in several Vermont communities

Nearly 15 percent of Springfield children tested between 2005 to 2015 had high levels of lead in their blood.

Video: Former VNA building coming down

Demolition work is almost completed at the site of the old Visiting Nurse Association building downtown.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

EdgarMay to host Thanksgiving Day 5k

The Edgar May Health and Recreation Center will host its 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race and Walk on Thursday, Nov. 23.

Senior Solutions: Tai Chi classes offered in Windsor and Windham counties

Tai Chi (pronounced tie chee) is making a name for itself, and there's good reason for that. It's a low-impact form of exercise with clinically proven benefits of many kinds, offering participants a chance to improve their emotional outlook and physical well-being.

Senior Center presents annual Christmas Bazaar fundraiser

The Springfield Senior Center (SSC) will host its 2017 Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the senior center at 139 Main Street.
Video:  Monument Hill - Springfield VT

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