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New exhibit opens at the Highland Center for the Arts


A new exhibit called, “The Book of Changes: Symbolic Landscapes of the I Ching,” will be on view at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro from December 2 through January 26. The center will host an opening reception on Tuesday, December 5, from 4 to 6... More »

Christmas luncheon in Greensboro on December 2


The holidays are a time for cherished traditions and festive occasions, one of which is the annual ladies’ Christmas luncheon, which will take place Saturday, December 2, at noon, at the Greensboro Country Club. This event, hosted by the ladies of the church, ... More »

Evergreen centerpiece workshop returns to the MAC Center


Thinking about decorating for the holidays? Wondering how to make new memories and fun lore to pass down to generations? The MAC Center in Newport has a unique experience to satisfy both. On Saturday, December 16, from 10 to 11 a.m., the MAC Center for the Art... More »

Lake Region senior meals menu for December


The Lake Region Senior Center in Orleans announces its menu and schedule of activities for December. Friday, December 1 — Chop suey, tossed salad, garlic bread, and pudding and fruit. Wednesday, December 6 — Chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, and apple sau... More »

CLiF accepting applications for literacy grants


The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) invites eligible elementary schools in Vermont to apply for its “Year of the Book” grant, which provides $25,000 in literacy programming throughout the school year. Programming includes author and illustrator visits, w... More »

Moonlight Madness craft fair returns on December 2


It’s that magical time again. Time for the nineteenth running of the Moonlight Madness craft fair. It will start at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., on Saturday, December 2, at the Barton Academy and Graded School. Only items handmade or baked by the vendor will be ... More »

Snowmobile safety course offered at North Country Hospital


A snowmobile safety course will be offered on Saturday, December 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the conference room at North Country Hospital in Newport. For anyone born after July 1, 1983, this course is required to ride on VAST trails. Vermont State Police cert... More »

Girl Scouts donate over 50 items to food shelf


Orleans/Barton Girl Scout Troop donates over 50 Items to Orleans food shelf program On November 15, 14 local girls and their families came together to donate over 50 canned goods and non-perishable items to the Orleans Foodbank. The Orleans/Barton Girl Scout T... More »

Help with lead testing at schools


The Vermont Department of Health, in partnership with the agencies of education and natural resources, is launching a pilot project designed to encourage schools to test drinking water for lead at each tap used for drinking or cooking, and take actions to lowe... More »

Chronic pain management presentation


Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, an osteoporosis education and support group, welcomes pain management specialist Dr. Margaret A. Caudill, MD, PhD, MPH, of the Geisel School of Medicine and the Dartmouth Institute as guest speaker for their next meeting ... More »

Teachout to speak on the lessons of history


Historian and professor Woden Teachout will discuss the many benefits of studying history in a talk at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, December 6, at 7 p.m.  Her talk, “What We Learn When We Learn about History,” is part of the Vermont H... More »

AARP Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers


Each year from early February through mid-April, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns for low to middle income taxpayers through the AARP Foundation. AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer run tax counseling and preparatio... More »