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Applications available for Jay summer camp program


The Jay Focus Group will sponsor its fifth annual Summer Camp Program to send a student or students from Orleans County to summer camp for a week. Applications and a brief description from each student must be submitted to the Jay Focus Group Summer Camp Progr... More »

Jed’s to host annual sugar-on-snow party in Derby


Jed’s Maple Products of Derby will host its nineteenth annual sugar-on-snow party and maple open house on the weekend of March 24 and 25. The event will be held in conjunction with the Vermont statewide Maple Open House. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m... More »

CLiF seeks rural libraries grant applications


In many small, rural communities, the public library serves as a community center and gathering place, as well as a resource for books, magazines and newspapers, and technology. Public libraries often host storytelling sessions for young children, author readi... More »

Old Stone House promises an exciting new season


A fresh energy is driving the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington towards opening day on May 16. Community outreach classes will be intermingled with an updated listing of events. Professional development courses for educators will also be offered throughout... More »

Tom Frank named interim CEO at North Country Hospital


The North Country Hospital Board of Trustees has named Chief Operating Officer Tom Frank as the interim CEO of North Country Hospital, effective April 1, 2018. He will replace longtime CEO Claudio Fort who is leaving to fill the position of CEO at Rutland Regi... More »


4-H meets in Orleans for Dairy Quiz Bowl


Although they may have been on school break, for members of 4-H clubs in Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, and Orleans counties, February 27 was a day of learning as they competed in the 2018 Northeast Region 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl. The event, held at Orleans Elementar... More »

Get your maple on in Island Pond


Everyone is invited to the second annual Maple Fools Fest in Island Pond on Saturday, March 24, for all kinds of fun. The day starts with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. and a 5k road race at 9 a.m. Events throughout the day will include a maple baking c... More »

Happy to be screened in Craftsbury on March 21


The Craftsbury Energy Committee is happy to announce its screening of Happy, a 2011 feature documentary film by Academy Award-nominated director Roko Belic. The documentary explores human happiness through hundreds of interviews with leading happiness research... More »

Jay Focus Group offers scholarship for high school senior


The Jay Focus Group is offering a scholarship of up to $500 for educational costs to help a high school senior from Orleans County enhance their future through continued education. This scholarship requires previous community service involvement. Applicants mu... More »

K through 12 players welcome at statewide chess competition


The thirty-first annual Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships will be held on Saturday, April 7, at Berlin Elementary School in Berlin. All Vermont students from kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible to compete for state championships in nine divis... More »