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Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Cats Of arlington, VT Need You!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to arlington..
Seraphic Fire performs in Grafton
GRAFTON, Vt. – “A Seraphic Fire Christmas” in Grafton, Vt., returned for a third performance and did not disappoint, drawing a packed crowd to the Grafton Brick Meeting House, including many new faces. The program featured a celebration of Seraphic Fire’s “best of the best” of their four Christmas recordings. A sampling of the pieces included audience favorites like “O come, O come Emmanuel,” and “Carol of the Bells,” also known as “the Ukrainian Bell Carol,” along with the most requested, “Jesus Christ the Apple Tree.” The hour and a half program received several standing ovations, and closed the evening with “Silent Night.”
“A Christmas Carol” to be performed
WILMINGTON - Relive the days of live radio and help support the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry. Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will be presented live as a 1930s radio play. Six actors portray 41 characters from Ebenezer Scrooge to Tiny Tim. Live sound effects and radio commercials will be created as they were done at that time.
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and Counterpoint concerts
GRAFTON, Vt. – The Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) announces its cherished holiday Brass Quintet concerts, co-presented with the acclaimed Vermont choral ensemble Counterpoint, coming to communities across the state next month. This traditional annual event will tour to Grafton on Dec. 16, at 5 p.m., at the Grafton Community...
Double your 3SquaresVT/ SNAP at The Putney Farmers’ Market!
🧡 We hear you and are ready to help feed your family!. In response to the pause in the CropCash program, we’d like to introduce “PUTNEY FOOD BUCKS”!. Come shop at the market every Sunday through December 24, 11-3 in the Green Mountain Orchard farm store & double your purchasing power.
River Artisans Cooperative Holiday Raffle
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – River Artisans Cooperative on The Square in Bellows Falls has just launched their annual holiday raffle. The store, which offers a wide range of locally made art and hand crafted items, is the perfect place to shop for unique Vermont-made gifts. The raffle offers multiple items, so there are lots of chances to win. Tickets will be sold now through Dec. 21, when the drawings will give lots of lucky people items which they can enjoy or use as holiday presents. Tickets are priced as single tickets, sets of three, or sets of seven. The grand prize is a $100 gift certificate for using in the shop. You can catch a glimpse of what’s on offer in the co-op window.
Pet Connection: Dec. 7, 2023
What could make the holidays brighter than a litter of baby bunnies?. This week, we're featuring seven adorable two month old baby bunnies for adoption, along with three kittens and a nervous but lovable dog. To learn more about the bunnies, contact the Humane Society of Chittenden County at 802-862-0135.
“(Good) King Wenceslaus” at Next Stage
PUTNEY, Vt. – Next Stage Arts is thrilled to announce that Vermont Suitcase Company’s first-ever Winter Tour, featuring the heartwarming and whimsical production “(Good) King Wenceslas,” will include a performance at the Next Stage venue, 15 Kimball Hill in Putney, on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.
Lewis celebrates season in Grafton concert
GRAFTON — Spencer Lewis will help welcome Christmas in Grafton with a free concert at the Grafton Brick Meeting House on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Lewis will play solo guitar and violin, reprising songs from his Calling in the Winter album, which includes traditional Christmas songs and originals like "Weaving World Peace."
Adorable Baby Bunnies, Kittens, and a Terrier Mix Up for Adoption
Discover seven adorable baby bunnies ready for adoption at the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Meet three friendly kittens at the North Country SPCA, and a sweet terrier mix at the Windham County Humane Society. Plus, hear about Coco's successful adoption story!
Smokeshire Designs Holiday Sip n Shop
CHESTER, Vt. – Smokeshire Designs will once again host a Holiday Sip n Shop on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 4-7 p.m., at their store at 3630 Route 103N in Chester, Vt. Enjoy complimentary beverages while you shop, along with decadent gourmet bites and treats from Smokin’ Bowls and The Boujee Bean.
‘Just three musicians together, playing for each other’
SOUTH NEWFANE — Known locally in several circles from restorative justice trainings to fine cabinetmaking, Dan DeWalt is, at the core, a musician: a solo and ensemble player on piano and trombone, an accompanist, and a composer. Heard on other artists' albums and having produced a couple of his...
Wilcox Ice Cream, Yogurt And Gelato Is Being Pulled From Grocery Stores In 4 States Due To Listeria Risk
The cold weather and the high sugar content aren’t the only reasons you may want to avoid ice cream this winter; Wilcox Ice Cream of East Arlington, VT has issued a recall on all flavors of their ice cream, yogurt, and ice cream bars, along wit...
Nordic Harmoni Holiday Concert
LONDONDERRY, Vt. – Nordic Harmoni invites all to join them in bringing in the holiday season with some of the traditional Swedish and American songs on Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Second Congregational Church, Route 11, Londonderry, Vt. The evening will include traditional holiday songs, Lucia pageant, and refreshments. Nordic Harmoni is proud to be part of the American Union of Swedish Singers, and is under the wonderful direction of Lorri Bond.
Next Stage Arts Holiday Cookie Swap
PUTNEY, Vt. – Next Stage Arts, the heart of cultural expression in Putney, Vt., invites the community to embrace the spirit of giving and sharing at the Next Stage Holiday Cookie Swap. This delightful event, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill in Putney, promises to add a touch of sweetness to the holiday season.
The old days
The photo with this article is a 1909 postcard. Not only is it a great photograph, it reveals some interesting history. The young oxen are in a small ox yoke, drawing a small wagon of some sort. You’ll notice the oxen are not matched when it comes to size. There is, written in white letters at the bottom, “Sept. 7 1909 Dick. Dan. Clyde Clark.” Charles Wellman was the photographer, and wrote this title in white ink directly on the glass negative. This way each postcard printed had this information.
Pet Connection: Nov. 30, 2023
To learn more about Taco, contact the North Country SPCA at 518-873-5000. To learn more about Sasha, contact the Windham County SPCA at 802-254-2232. To learn more about Trixie and Boo, contact the Humane Society of Chittenden County at 802-862-0135.
Museum to dedicate nature center
MARLBORO - The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum has announced that it will dedicate the former Pool Learning Center on 117 Adams Cross Road as the Pool Nature Center. The building and adjacent grounds were given to the museum by the Pool Learning Center after the learning center closed. In addition, an adjacent parcel was given to the museum by the Masonic Lodge to make a total acreage of 7.5 acres.
Bob Stannard at Weston Theater
WESTON, Vt. – Maestro of the harmonica since 1969, Bob Stannard returns to the stage to support Weston Theater with a high-energy, flood relief fundraising concert on Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Notorious for quick licks and showmanship, Stannard has made music with some of the greatest blues players of all time, including BB King, Charlie Musselwhite, and John Hammond.
Making the rounds
BRATTLEBORO — On a tour of southern Vermont arts sites, Susan Evans McClure, newly appointed executive director of the Vermont Arts Council (VAC), addressed about 40 area artists and arts leaders at Brattleboro's Epsilon Spires on the evening of Nov. 27. Leading Vermont's primary provider of funding, advocacy, and...