Monday, July 24, 2017

Birch – Led by Mrs. Birsky's grandaughter

Away in Vermont writing my new album "", a collection of songs about the evolution of the female, how far we've come and how much further we have to go. How fitting that I should open up a desk drawer and find this newspaper clipping with a photo of my late grandmother.

UNITY – Judge Da Beast, Jibba The Gent and S.I.N. SiZZle

From his debut album 'Arraignment', Judge Da Beast joins forces with Springfield's Jibba "The Gent" (left, in DGK tank top) and S.I.N. SiZZle to get some hip-hop happening at the Vermont state capitol building.

St. Mark’s announces Monastery Days

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church has initiated a day each month of quiet, called Monastery Days. The church and parish grounds will be open to anyone who would like to experience gentle silence, a place to come away and rest in the quiet beauty of the gardens, sit in the church and pray, spend a few minutes, an hour, or the whole day living simply.

Springfield Area Obituaries

A memorial mass for Mary Ellen Ankuda will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, at St. Catherine’s Church in Charlestown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Stellafane celebrates telescope-making and astronomy

Billed as the oldest and best star party in the world, the 82nd Stellafane Convention brought hundreds of amateur telescope makers and night-sky enthusiasts to Breezy Hill in Springfield, Vt., last week.
(Click on center of shirt above for a video tour by James Steamer)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Springfield park project among grant funding recipients

All-4-One has been awarded $2,054 for the Springfield Community Park Project, a partnership with the Springfield Park and Recreation Department. The grant will help furnish the Springfield park area with picnic tables, trash barrels, and barbeque grills.

More heroin charges filed against Springfield's Aaron Montgomery

A Springfield father of five was back in court for the second time this month facing more heroin-related charges at an arraignment Friday afternoon where he seemed unable to stand still.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Springfield Co-op celebrates 25th anniversary

”Large enough to meet your needs; small enough to meet your neighbors.” According to general manager Naomi Lauritsen, that’s the motto of the Springfield Food Co-op, which celebrated it’s 25th anniversary on Friday

Prayers for Homer

Vermont's own Homer Simpson (Tim Kavanagh) spent the 10th anniversary of Springfield's big Simpsons day event in a Boston hospital recovering from major cancer surgery.

Friday, July 21, 2017

North School Yard Sale preview video:
Simpsons anniversary edition

The North School Preservation Society is holding another one of their fundraising yard sales this Saturday July 22nd from 9 to 2. Money goes towards paying insurance on the 5.5 acre park for continued use and enjoyment by the public and also for much needed repairs to the school house. (Video features North School's own Homer Simpson-- Mo Gilchrist.)

Springfield takes on urban decay one building at a time

Neighborhood activists, who are trying to clean up one of Springfield's toughest neighborhoods, say they'll only be able to tackle the problem one building at a time.

10 years ago today: Springfield Vermont hosts the world premiere of The Simpsons Movie

As many as 5,000 people filled the town square for the day long big event. The film went on to become the number one box office hit of the summer in Europe and in many U.S. states too.

Shut out of the premiere

This is the story that inspired the creation of this local news blog back in August, 2007. To provide a forum where anyone can conveniently inform the people of Springfield about local injustices and failings as well as all the good positive things going on around here.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hartness State Airport to observe Lindbergh landing in Springfield, 1927

This summer marks the 90th anniversary of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh’s historic visit to Springfield. On Wednesday, July 26, the date of the original visit in 1927, there will be a ceremony to commemorate this event at Hartness State Airport in North Springfield from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Album Review: Vazy, 'The Field'

Vazy — given name Brad Veysey — has been an integral part of the hip-hop scene in Springfield, Vt., for years. The drummer, producer and talented MC's latest album, The Field, is both a solo statement and a swan song.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Magnesium to make depression drugs obsolete?

A new study completed by researchers at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine finds the mineral magnesium safer, more affordable and more effective than prescription SSRIs.

Jibba The Gent talks new Spotify success, creating a legacy, and more with RNH Magazine

Results No Hype Magazine checks out Springfield, Vermont hip-hop music artist Jibba The Gent.

Bridge to close 2 days for repaving

The bridge spanning the Connecticut River between Charlestown, New Hampshire and Springfield, Vermont will be closed to traffic on the first two days of August for paving work.

Monday, July 17, 2017

'Lettuce Grow Food'

Summertime usually calls to mind excitement around farm stands, preparing a vegetable garden, and anticipation over the fall harvests, but one might not typically associate middle schoolers with soil and sowing.

Matt Dunne & Artur Adib: Connecting people to promote Vermont's tech economy

The two are planning to meet for the first time in person next week in Springfield to talk about how to work together and strengthen their platforms.
Video: New Springfield Anthem

By Lisa and Bart Simpson

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