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A Life: Fran Hanchett ‘wanted more information’
02-10-2024 10:37 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — Whenever Frances “Fran” Hanchett walked through cemeteries, she’d keep an eye out for neglected stones.“She had a little kit in the back of her trunk all the time,” Hanchett’s daughter, Lisa Wentworth, said in a phone interview. Hanchett...


Out & About: Bradford singalongs remind participants that everyone can sing
02-09-2024 8:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

BRADFORD, Vt. — Before leading the first Bradford Bringalong Singalong, Mallory Graham was admittedly a little terrified.Graham plays roughly 150 shows a year along with her partner, Scott Tyler, as part of the folk duo The Rough & Tumble. But the...


Royalton senior center struggles to make ends meet
02-04-2024 9:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ROYALTON — A group of women gathered at a table at the South Royalton Area Senior Citizens Center, waiting for lunch to be served.They talked about the weather — cold, but at least the snow was holding off — and exchanged news about the goings on in...


Out & About: Series for older adults celebrates creative play 
02-02-2024 9:21 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — Three longtime Upper Valley performers are teaming up to bring more play into the lives of the region’s older adults.Friends for decades, Marv Klassen-Landis, Ham Gillett and Michael Zerphy have been been mainstays in the region’s creative...


Mascoma school district budget up just over 3%
01-31-2024 9:15 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WEST CANAAN — Voters will have a chance to weigh in on the Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s proposed $32 million operating budget during a deliberative session this Saturday.The proposed 2024-2025 budget is around 3.2% higher than the current...


Amid uncertainty over statewide education spending, Sharon board delays vote on school renovation project
01-30-2024 10:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SHARON — The School Board has delayed a vote on a roughly $10 million proposed bond to renovate Sharon Elementary School until after March’s school meeting.The School Board opted to delay because it has concerns about the effect Act 127 — a law...


Out & About: Creativity and humor key to senior center’s ‘bad art’ fundraiser 
01-26-2024 10:20 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — On the wall of Gaal Crowl’s White River Junction art studio is a painting of Bugbee Senior Center director Mark Bradley.“It makes me smile every time I see it,” Crowl said in a phone interview. While the portrait has Bradley’s...


Out & About: Dartmouth resumes public astronomy events 
01-24-2024 8:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

HANOVER — Talking about space with community members — especially children — helps Dartmouth College astronomy graduate students Keighley Rockcliffe and Stephanie Podjed reconnect with the passion and curiosity that brought them to their chosen field....


Out & About: Vershire program supports families affected by addiction
01-19-2024 8:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

VERSHIRE — When Gregory Wilson joined Vershire Fire and Rescue a few years ago, he was struck by the number of calls related to mental health and substance misuse that the volunteer department received.Wilson, a pastoral psychotherapist, was also...


MOOVer adds shopping route between Windsor and Claremont
01-18-2024 4:34 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Windsor residents now have access to shopping in Claremont via public transit twice a month.MOOVer, a micro public transportation service operated by Southeast Vermont Transit, has added a route that will connect Windsor-area residents to...


Vermont home sharing organization expands in Windsor County
12-28-2023 4:06 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — The Thompson Senior Center launched a program around three years ago to pair homeowners with living space to rent with people willing to assist older adults with a variety of tasks in exchange for lower rents.The COVID-19 pandemic delayed...


Out & About: 75 years since its founding, Lyme Christmas Pageant still brings community together
12-04-2023 4:33 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LYME — In the early 1990s, Patience and Aaron Rich performed in the annual Lyme Christmas Pageant.Now, their 13-year-old son Reed is the fourth generation of the Rich family to participate.“I for one love the tradition so it’s pretty special for me,”...


Riders welcome expanded Upper Valley bus routes and hours
10-03-2023 2:41 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Upper Valley residents are taking more advantage of the region’s public transportation options, which area organizations have expanded in recent weeks.On the second Saturday of Advance Transit’s weekend routes, a bus that went...


Morrill Homestead reopens following summer flood damage
09-22-2023 10:32 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

STRAFFORD — When Barbara Paulson arrived at the gardens at the Justin Smith Morrill Homestead Wednesday afternoon, she was a little nervous.It had been more than two months since Paulson, the master gardener at the state historic site, tended to the...


Upper Valley food pantries see increased number of visitors
09-13-2023 1:10 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — Area food pantries are reporting increases in the number of people accessing their services due to the expiration of pandemic-era assistance programs. SNAP benefits decreased, people lost Medicaid coverage, child tax credits expired and...


Bus issues mean long rides for some Mascoma students 
09-12-2023 4:41 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WEST CANAAN — Parents with concerns about Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s bus routes will have a chance to share them at Tuesday’s School Board meeting.While there have been difficulties with bus routes in the five-town district in past...


Out & About: New Hartford pump track gives children a safe place to fail, and try again
09-11-2023 4:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Emily Strizich needed a safe place for her daughters to fail at riding bikes.Strizich was on the way home from a mountain biking trek with her 5-year-old daughter, Simone, this spring when it occurred to Strizich that she — and others involved in the...


Out & About: Artistree, AVA celebrate milestone anniversaries
08-25-2023 2:44 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

In the creative ecosystem that is the Upper Valley, we are fortunate to have numerous longstanding nonprofit organizations that put the community at the center of their programming. Two such organizations — Artistree Community Arts Center in South...


Mentorship program expands to Kearsarge area
08-18-2023 5:04 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

NEW LONDON — Windsor County Mentors is expanding to the Kearsarge region.The Windsor-based nonprofit organization is partnering with community groups and the Kearsarge Regional School District to start a mentoring program for students at elementary...


Advance Transit adding evening, nighttime bus routes
08-17-2023 5:34 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WILDER — Expanded public transportation options are coming to the Upper Valley next month.Beginning Sept. 11, Advance Transit will offer weekday evening service on four of its bus routes, according to a news release from the nonprofit...

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