Friday, November 17, 2017

Black River Connections TV series debuts

Black River Action Team's Kelly Stettner kicks off a new TV series dedicated to educating people within the Black River watershed on water quality issues. The program is also viewable online.

North-South football game is tomorrow

Springfield High School football coach Rich Saypack has been chosen as head coach for the Southern Vermont team in the 17th annual North-South Senior All-Star Football Game on Nov. 18 at Middlebury College. Springfield's Matt LaChappelle (#21) and Mason Olney (#86) are on the roster of players.

Looking for the next Apple Blossom Cotillion Queen

2017 Apple Blossom Queen Katherine Moulton.  Photo by Marie LaPlante
High school senior girls in the communities served by Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems are invited to participate in the 62nd annual Apple Blossom Cotillion. One of them will join the select group of Apple Blossom Queens.

Keith Stern Campaign Kickoff Nov. 19

Join Springfield hometown boy Keith Stern, his campaign team, and friends, family and supporters in kicking-off his campaign for Governor of Vermont.

Reuters investigation finds elevated lead levels in several Vermont communities

Nearly 15 percent of Springfield children tested between 2005 to 2015 had high levels of lead in their blood.

Video: Former VNA building coming down

Demolition work is almost completed at the site of the old Visiting Nurse Association building downtown.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

EdgarMay to host Thanksgiving Day 5k

The Edgar May Health and Recreation Center will host its 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race and Walk on Thursday, Nov. 23.

Senior Solutions: Tai Chi classes offered in Windsor and Windham counties

Tai Chi (pronounced tie chee) is making a name for itself, and there's good reason for that. It's a low-impact form of exercise with clinically proven benefits of many kinds, offering participants a chance to improve their emotional outlook and physical well-being.

Senior Center presents annual Christmas Bazaar fundraiser

The Springfield Senior Center (SSC) will host its 2017 Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the senior center at 139 Main Street.

The Harlem Rockets are coming to Springfield Nov. 16

The Springfield Booster Club will be hosting some very special guests on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at Dressel Gym in Riverside Middle School in Springfield, Vt. The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers.

YMCA names Sean Fortier as new program director

Video: Why the Y: Sean Fortier (2014)

After a five-month vacancy in its program director position, the Meeting Waters YMCA has announced that Sean Fortier of Asheville, North Carolina and formerly of Alstead and Keene, New Hampshire, has been selected to fill that position.

Christmas Trees of Vermont opens under new ownership

Christmas Trees of Vermont will open for the 2017 holiday season on Nov. 24 and run through Dec. 17 under new ownership. The Kurek family is excited to carry on the tradition of “Choose & Cut” Fraser fir trees.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Video: 'I Carry a Gun'

The holster company Urban Carry has created a video that everyone should watch, whether they’re pro gun or not. Backed up by statistics and references.

Springfield Area Obituaries

Kirstie K. Greer, 26, died Tuesday; Francis E. Nieves “Skeeter”, 26, passed away on Friday morning

The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 16

Greater Falls Connections and Springfield Medical Care Systems are proud to announce that Thursday, Nov. 16, is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. Their quit classes are free and you can also receive free or reduced nicotine patches, gum and lozenges from 802Quits.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hot soup, warm hearts at SHS Harvest Celebration

A tantalizing mix of hot homemade soup, original artwork, and live music made for an upbeat evening at Springfield High School’s second annual Harvest Arts Festival and Benefit Dinner.

39th Beyond the Unicorn Christmas Craft Fair

Kick off your Christmas shopping at Springfield’s version of a super mall with 95 vendors showcasing their unique and unusual creations at the Beyond the Unicorn Christmas Craft Fair at Riverside Middle School, Route 11, in Springfield, Vt. on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Church raises $700 for Planned Parenthood

Coconut custard on sticky rice was among the menu options at a Thai dinner put on by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield, Vermont to benefit the Planned Parenthood located in Claremont.

'They killed him': As a Vermont inmate suffered from untreated cancer, officials delayed care

Bobby Hutt died of cancer in October 2014, after suffering for over a year. His sisters say the Vermont Department of Corrections "killed him" by waiting until the cancer got so bad that Bobby's leg broke beneath him.

Springfield Senior Center news

On Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m., there will be open Tai Chi classes at the senior center. The Senior Center Christmas Bazaar is taking place next Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Union Street School dedicates pollinator garden to deceased former employee

The Union Street School pollinator garden was dedicated to the late Lynn Morin on Thursday, Oct. 19. It was a beautiful, sunny fall day when friends and family gathered.

Tractor trailer accident Saturday on Charlestown Road

Coffeehouse presents Sam Creigh

On Saturday, Nov. 18, starting at 7 p.m., Coffeehouse at the Unitarian Universalist Church will present Sam Creigh.

“T’was the Night Before Christmas,” an interactive experience for families

Get your tickets now for this exciting new Springfield Christmas tradition!

Santa to light Springfield’s town tree

When Santa lights Springfield’s town tree, a sense of awe comes over the crowd of families who anxiously awaited his arrival, quickly followed by cheers!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Vermonters air frustrations after Equifax breach

About 30 area residents attended a public hearing at the Town Hall Thursday afternoon to dialogue with Vermont legislators about data security concerns from June’s Equifax breach.

Wrong-way driver flees accident scene, found unconscious in the woods

Vermont State Police say a 52-year-old man was driving in the wrong direction Wednesday on Interstate 91 in Springfield, when he crashed his car, fled the scene on foot and was then found unconscious in a nearby wooded area.

Another Vermonter dies after time in PA prison

A Vermont inmate has died at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield almost two weeks after returning to the state from Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Grade school boys and girls wrestling

Calling all boys and girls in grades K-8 curious about wrestling! Sunday, Nov. 12 come learn some basics from our terrific coaches and then try out your new skills in a fun scrimmage.
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