Friday, June 22, 2018

Rainbow vegan potluck

Celebrate Pride month by enjoying a rainbow of plant-based food Sunday while learning about LGBTQ history. This free event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome whether or not they are vegan, LGBTQ, or bring a dish to share.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wellwood Orchards Strawberry Festival

Saturday June 23rd, 10am to 3pm. Free admission. They have an amazing group of music artists and vendors lined up, making sure you have a berry good time.

Love. Laugh. Hope. Dream. Peace.

About a dozen residents of the Judith Brogren Memory Care Center will soon have their works displayed in a month-long exhibit at the Gallery at the VAULT, a nonprofit arts center in downtown Springfield.

A freed slave's journey from South Carolina to Vermont

Samuel Williams was just a boy when he was liberated from slavery in South Carolina. He eventually made his way to Springfield, Vermont, where he raised a family and wrote a pseudonymous memoir, giving voice to his early life in slavery and the struggles of starting over.

Springfield Area Obituaries

Peter Wendt, Lila (Costello) Mansur. Albert Pixley, Richard Wilder

First ever Black River BioBlitz

On Sunday July 29th, come explore with experts and learn about the flora and fauna of both Hoyt's Landing and Muckross State Park in Springfield, Vermont​ for our first-ever Black River BioBlitz.​

Community raises over $1,500 in less than 24 hours

Thanks to the community, Springfield’s police dog is about to get new safety equipment. About 25 people donated $1,725 for the dog named AJ. They surpassed the $1,500 fundraising goal in less than 24 hours.

First public forum on Act 250 planned for Springfield

The Vermont Legislative Commission on Act 250: The Next 50 Years is seeking public input through a series of forums and social media outreach to envision Vermont’s future landscape.

Springfield police nab alleged fugitive from NH

An alleged fugitive from New Hampshire has been arrested in Springfield following a police chase on foot.

Results from the Vermont State Decathlon

Springfield senior captain Jenna Knight competing in the girls' 1500m at the Vermont State Decathlon on Tuesday.

Riverside Middle School releases Quarter 4 honor roll

Riverside Middle School has released the names of students who have achieved honor roll for the fourth quarter.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Standardized test shows Springfield students improving, still behind

Test scores improved slightly in the Springfield School District this year after falling below state averages. It’s unclear how students’ scores this year compare to state averages. State scores were not yet available on Monday.

Sinai Joes Clown Unit entertain at Springfield Alumni Day

Seven of these eight clowns are from the Springfield area.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Video: Highlights of the 65th Annual SHS Alumni Parade

Scenes from the 65th Annual Springfield High School Alumni Association Parade held on June 16, 2018. This year's theme was "Sea Ventures - Make A Wave". (15 min, 48 sec.) 
 Video by Edwin Fransen

SHS Class of 1968, 50 years of memories

“In the town where I was born lived a man who sailed the sea…” said the Beatles in the first line of their 1968 hit, “Yellow Submarine.” Fifty years later, the SHS Class of 1968 created its own yellow submarine, decked it with class members clad in tie-dye and love beads, and echoed the Beatles’ hit with a chorus of kazoos.

Friendship, family, flowers in brilliant iris garden

The splendid display of more than 200 different colored iris plants in Marita Johnson’s garden is the legacy of over 70 years of cultivating and collecting that started with Johnson’s father in Oregon.

Old school building gets a new multi-use purpose

After about a year of studies, officials from the Springfield Regional Development Corporation and Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) unveiled renovation plans for the former Park Street School at a school board meeting Monday.

New officers at Springfield Catholic Daughters

Nolan Murray inductees pictured above are: (left to right) Front Row: Mary Clancy - Financial Secretary, Ruth Carnell - Vice Regent, Lori Limoges - Regent, Mary-Jo Roldan - Recording Secretary, and Margaret Bingham - Treasurer. Back Row: Pamela Poland - Vermont State Regent, and Deb Sabens - District Deputy.

R E C E N T . . . C O M M E N T S

Video:   Improviso No. 2 by Camargo Guarnieri

Performed May 12, 2018 by Keane Southard at the First Congregational Church of Springfield, VT
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