Friday, October 20, 2017

New director named for Apple Blossom Cotillion

The Apple Blossom Cotillion — a community tradition for 61 years — has a new volunteer director.

Vermont Apple Fest was a great success

Too many cooks may spoil the broth, but in the case of the 35th annual Vermont Apple Festival, lots of cooks were exactly what was needed to turn out several delicious apple pies, which were sold after judging, with proceeds going to Springfield Family Center.

Cool weather, warm libraries for kids

The Springfield Town Library has boosted local passes for families with a great partnership with the Edgar May Recreation Center. Stop in and check out the free pass for family time at the Edgar May pool.

NSPS Last Chance – End of the Year sale


The North School Preservation Society is holding its Last Chance – End of the Year Tag Sale from 9 a.m. – 2p.m. tomorrow. New merchandise has been arriving all month long. Tables and shelves in four classrooms overflowing.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dances of universal peace return to Springfield

The dances of universal peace are simple joyous, meditative, multicultural, circle dances that use sacred phases, chants, music, and movements to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others.

School officials ‘digging through’ results of district-wide survey

At Monday night’s School Board Meeting, Superintendent Zach McLaughlin presented a first look at data from the district’s wide-scaled survey that began in late March.

Button Up Vermont sites in Springfield

As part of its community action plan, the Springfield Democratic Committee has partnered with the Button Up Vermont Campaign to help Vermonters greet the cold weather in an energy efficient manner.

Springfield Senior Center news

Game Day... Halloween party... Veterans' Day Luncheon... Christmas Bazaar fundraiser... Doo Wop Show trip...

Seventy-eight children competed for the title of Fastest Kid in Town

The fifth annual Fastest Kid in Town race was another huge success. Seventy-eight children ages 5-12 competed in 100 and 200-yard races at Riverside Middle School during the 35th annual Vermont Apple Festival over Columbus Day weekend.

Protect Our Wildlife

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Over one hundred years of gardening in Springfield


There has been a club for home gardeners in Springfield for over 100 years! Mrs. Carroll Drury, a former president, had been very helpful in her recollections of Garden Club throughout history.

Newsweek: FBI kept Russian bribery plot under wraps before Obama administration approved nuclear deal


The Obama administration signed a controversial nuclear deal with Moscow despite prior FBI findings that Russian officials were bribing their way into the U.S. atomic energy industry, according to government documents just published by The Hill.

Video: A Mamava is Born: Behind the Scenes


Mamava's co-founder, Sascha Mayer, takes us behind the scenes with Mamava's design engineer, David Jaacks. Jaacks, owner and founder of Konrad Prefab in Springfield, VT designs and manufactures Mamava lactation suites.

Art and Historical Society present on historical photos

The Springfield Art and Historical Society will present "Thirteen 2018 Calendar Photographs and More" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the SAHS facility on 65 Route 106.

Local Church to offer ‘Beyond the Brownie: Herbal Preps for Medical Cannabis’

For those who want to learn more about the science behind medical Cannabis, and be empowered to make their own potent and delicious herbal preparations, certified Clinical Herbalist Stephanie Boucher will give a class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct 19.

Senior Solutions: Review choices during Medicare Open Enrollment

The Medicare open enrollment period is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year. At this time, you can make informed choices about keeping or changing your Medicare Drug plan, and / or Medicare Advantage plan.

Union / Park Association to discuss garden and history projects

The Union / Park Neighborhood Association will hold its Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Union Street School in Springfield.

Workshop for future entrepreneurs on how to start a business

The Vermont Small Business Development Center would like to announce an upcoming Starting Your Own Business workshop to be be held in Springfield on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Civil War marker dedication


On July 8, descendants of Private Corrin T. Ladd, 9th Vermont Infantry Regiment, gathered at his headstone at Hillside Memorial Cemetery in Central Square, N.Y. for a Civil War marker dedication.

Tonight: Sec. of State Jim Condos to make Springfield stop in Transparency Tour

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos will include a stop in Springfield as part of his fourth biennial state-wide Transparency Tour.  Tuesday, Oct 17, 6 to 8 p.m., Springfield High School cafeteria.

Monday, October 16, 2017

'Wildlands' opening reception at Springfield’s Great Hall Art Space

From stark polar ice-scapes to a beaver pond in Putney, images of some of the world’s most beautiful wild places thrilled viewers at the opening of “Wildlands: A Celebration of Public Lands, National Parks, and Wilderness” at the Great Hall on Oct. 12.

New England Poor Houses and Town Farms – OLLI Program


Steve Taylor, a farmer, writer, and “Scholar of All Things Rural,” will present the OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program on Tuesday October 24, “New England Poor Houses and Town Farms.”

Springfield man arrested in child sex sting

A Springfield man faces charges for attempting to lure a child for sex.

Alleged kidnapper arrested in Springfield facing federal charges

A New Hampshire man facing charges in Vermont stemming from his alleged sexual assault and kidnapping of a minor is now facing federal child pornography charges.

2 sentenced for numerous local VT burglaries

Two Vermont men pleaded guilty in Windsor County Superior Court to burglary charges following a string of burglaries in September 2016.

Springfield Area Obituaries

               
Nancy Richardson Hamilton, 55, passed away on Friday after a courageous fight with cancer.

SAPA-TV annual meeting


SAPA-TV Director Jared Gunnell speaking Thursday night at the annual meeting of Springfield's local community access TV.  Also giving a progress report earlier was Board president Marita Johnson, seen here seated with husband Bruce Johnson.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Edgar May to host Spin-a-Thon to support Springfield Booster Club


If you are looking for a good workout and also want to support Springfield Athletics, check out the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center’s Spin-A-Thon on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverside Middle School gymnasium.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Springfield Rotary Penny Sale is Oct. 28

The 65th Annual Springfield Vermont Rotary Club Penny Sale is coming up at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Riverside Middle School in Springfield. As always, there will be more than 300 prizes available with values over $500 and many in the $25 to $50 range.

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