Monday, September 25, 2017

Wildlands exhibition opens at the Great Hall

Wildlands, a new exhibition opening on Oct. 12 at the Great Hall, 100 River Street in Springfield, celebrates our public lands and national parks, and the beauty and experiences we enjoy in our publicly owned wild spaces.

Celebrate the freedom to read with Banned Books Week


Public libraries throughout the United States recognize and cheer for the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 24 to Sept. 30, 2017. This year, Springfield Town Library is planning a read aloud event from the old steps of the building on Main Street.

Senior Solutions to expand respite services with grant

Senior Solutions announced Monday that it has received a $10,000 Respite Care grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. This grant program recognizes family caregivers and the vital role they play by supporting nonprofits that address the occasional respite care needed to prevent caregiver “burnout.”

Crafters, curiosities converge for 3rd annual Steampunk Festival

Steampunk, defined as a genre of science fiction that supplants steam-powered machinery in favor of advanced technology into a historic backdrop, finds a worthy home in Springfield.

Green Horn Live 2017/2018   Episode 1


Watch the first episode of Green Horn News 2017/2018 season. New Teachers,   Lunch change,   Black River clean up,   Teacher of the Year,   Freshman class,   Sports Report

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Terriers break out early, rout Springfield, 45-6

Bellows Falls quickly took control of Friday night’s football game with rival Springfield, the 102nd meeting in the storied series.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Falling In Love with Fall comes to Gallery at the VAULT


Guest artist, Teresa Hillary, is back at Gallery at the VAULT with her new stunning silk scarf collection, “Falling in Love with Fall,” only here until Nov. 2.

Third annual Springfield VT Steampunk Festival promises ‘Vintage Circus Spectacular’


The dazzling world of vintage circus will descend upon Springfield on Sept. 23 and 24, as The Steampunk Society of Vermont returns with their third annual Steampunk Festival.

Video: Brief highlights from last year's festival

BRAT's 18th Annual RiverSweep


From tires to tin cans, flip flops to fast food cups, the Black River Action Team hauled it all. Recently the group conducted their 18th Annual RiverSweep, a large-scale cleanup of the bed and banks of the Black River and areas that lead to the water.     (Photo by Jason Farnsworth)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Springfield Area Obituaries

           
Jonathan B. Holden passed away Monday morning.

Rasputina headlines Springfield Steampunk Festival

Pioneers in the use of cello as the sole instrument within a rock band, Rasputina performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of the third annual Springfield Steampunk Festival at Hartness House Inn in Springfield.

Boy Scouts break ground for North School sign

On Sunday, Boy Scout Troop 252 members broke ground on Main Street in North Springfield and laid pillars to support a new sign identifying the North School Recreation Park and North School Preservation Society, which owns the park and school building.       Video clip:

North School September tag sale


The North School Preservation Society held their September tag sale on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North School grounds. Their last fundraising sale of this year will be held on Oct. 21

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Flags on Main Street fundraiser


American Legion Post 18 members are selling 50/50 raffle tickets to help support the downtown flag project initiated by Robert L. Johnson VFW Post 771.

Social Media and Personal Injury Law: Brady/Callahan discusses the risks

Brady/Callahan, a Springfield, Vermont-based personal injury law firm, has published an article on its website detailing the potential risks that social media poses during a personal injury case.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sky watcher Rick Hunter to talk on recent eclipse

The August 21 solar eclipse as it appeared through 
a dark camera filter at 2:43 pm,  just above First 
Congregational Church, Main Street, Springfield.
 Photo by Edwin Fransen
The Springfield Town Library is excited to host a presentation on the Great Solar Eclipse Wednesday, September 20 at 5:30 pm.

Join local astronomer and member of the Springfield Telescope Makers Rick Hunter as he presents his experiences, expertise and photos of the recent eclipse viewed from the vantage point of a beautiful lake in north Georgia. For more information, please contact the library at 802-885-3108.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Cosmos take 4-1 victory over Bellows Falls

A strong first half and a decisive third and final goal for the lady Cosmos brought them victory at home Monday against a determined Bellows Falls girls soccer squad.

Homecoming: Springfield grad returns to teach music

Attracting and retaining young people is a big topic in the state of Vermont. Helen Bearse as one such retained Vermonter.

OLLI presents Big Bands: When Swing was King

Erik Nielsen will present the OLLI program Big Bands: When Swing was King on Tuesday Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Pleasant Street in Springfield.  Related video:


Cosmos bounce back for 4-1 win over Randolph

For the first time in four years, the Cosmos varsity boys soccer program took three wins in a season after Saturday’s hard fought, come-from-behind victory over Randolph at home.
Video:   Comtu Falls upstream

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