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NEKCA names Jenna O’Farrell as executive director

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Ellen Stanley, president of the board of directors for the Northeast Kingdom Community Action agency (NEKCA), announced that Jenna O’Farrell will take over as executive director of NEKCA in July of 2018. She replaces Joe Patrissi who will retire in July after ... More »

Annual Taste of the Kingdom at Jay Peak on February 28

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The tenth annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fund-raising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will take place on Wednesday, February 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase ... More »

Conservation district to offer free NMP update class

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Farmers and local organizations are doing their part to improve water quality. With USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant funds, the Orleans, Caledonia, and Essex County natural resources conservation districts support small farmers in their eff... More »

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Jay Peak, Burke to go on the market in May

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By Anne Galloway and Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org The ribbon was cut Wednesday afternoon on the last major development at Jay Peak, coming just a few months before the resort is expected to hit the market in search of a buyer. The 800-plus EB-5 investors who we... More »

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NEKLS honored as a best workplace

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Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, Inc. (NEKLS) was recently named one of the “2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont” on a list compiled by Vermont Business Magazine, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, the Vermont ... More »

Rodeo Roundup offers rootin’ tootin’ theater fun

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The MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street, in partnership with ACT 1, the Northeast Kingdom’s premiere children’s theater academy, will host a half-day theater workshop for children aged five to eight. “Rodeo Roundup” will offer theater, learning, songs, an... More »

Barton eighth-graders to host two-on-two tournament

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The Barton Academy and Graded School’s eighth-grade class will host the school’s twentieth annual two-on-two basketball tournament on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. There will be male, female and co-ed divisions, with a maximum of 32 male teams, 16 f... More »

Youth symphony band camp registration is now open

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  Green Mountain Youth Symphony’s Creative Arts and Music Program (GMYS CAMP) will be held Sunday, August 5, through Saturday, August 11, at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in Johnson. GMYS CAMP is open to all intermediate-advanced students of all orchestr... More »

Goodrich library will host a Valentine celebration

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It’s the sweetest time of year again — chocolate, roses, and romance. What could be better? Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Friends and Drifters, a group of local musicians, led by Janet Lussier, as they share an evening of music and fun at the Goodrich Mem... More »

Workshop will help independent authors market their books

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  For authors who go the self-publishing route or publish through a small, independent press, the challenge of marketing and selling books — especially the first time around — can be intimidating. Building an “author platform,” harnessing the power of social m... More »

Nominations sought for 2018 tree steward awards

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Nominations for the 2018 Vermont Tree Stewards Awards will be accepted until March 30. The awards are sponsored by the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program, a partnership of University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks a... More »

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Fanfare brings classical music, and garden hoses, to Coventry

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The backboards at the Coventry Village School resonated with the opening bars of “Star Wars” as the VSO-affiliated brass trio, Fanfare, opened their SymphonyKids program there on January 26. The group’s instruments, including a trumpet, a French horn, a trombo... More »