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Shula Ornstein of Albany, N.Y., finishes her morning chores by leading cows out to pasture at Kiss the Cow Farm in Barnard, Vt., on July 9, 2014. Ornstein and two other volunteers were matched with the farm through the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. In exchange for room and board, the “woofers” learn how to milk cows, process ducks and survive on the farm. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Volunteers Learn to Grow Green

Sunday, July 27, 2014

East Barnard — Wearing long, green waterproof aprons, the farmer and volunteer stand side by side at a table, plucking stray feathers from freshly killed ducks at Kiss the Cow Farm. After rinsing the birds, they slide them into plastic bags, to be delivered to customers that day. Lisa Robar, who owns the farm with her husband, Randy, lifts a …

Rev. Canon Donald E. Boyer

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Rev. Canon Donald E. Boyer, 80, died at his home on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, of natural causes with his wife Marcia at his side. He was born on March 6, 1934 in Worcester, Mass. the son of Ernest and Willamina (Clarke) Boyer. He was a graduate of Westboro High School, received his BA from Sewanee and his bachelor of …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. The program, split into three groups engaging in projects for one week each, has seen …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

Pauline K. Leavitt

Thursday, July 3, 2014

East Barnard, Vt. — Polly Leavitt, 81, born Pauline Phyllis Kent in Exeter, N.H. on Feb. 15, 1933, passed away at home on Monday, June 30, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Polly spent her childhood in various New Hampshire and Massachusetts towns before moving with her parents, …

The Road Warriors Return: Avellino, Tracy Make Travel Work

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White River Junction — Dougie Avellino and Troy Tracy spend nearly as much time commuting to Bellows Falls as they do playing for the American Legion Post 37 baseball team. Their participation is worth every mile. Avellino, of …

Margot Harcher

Friday, June 20, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Barnard resident Margot Harcher, 71, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She was born Feb. 22, 1943, in Bayonne, N.J. to Margaret and George Harcher.  Margot graduated from Westwood High School …

Barnard Area Legislator Faces Challenger

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, will face a Republican challenger this year in the Windsor 4-1 district representing Barnard, Pomfret and the northwestern part of Hartford in the Vermont House. And a newcomer is likely to be elected to the two-seat Windsor 4-2 district representing the …

Bridge Repair Closes Rte. 12 In Barnard

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Barnard — Construction will begin Friday on the Route 12 bridge in Barnard that crosses Locust Creek, with the road likely to be closed for a month. Kristin Higgins, the project manager for the Barnard bridge construction, said …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …

Woodstock Class ‘Has an Old Soul’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Woodstock — Dark rainclouds loomed outdoors, but inside Woodstock Union Arena, the rink was filled with sunflowers. About 90 graduates of Woodstock Union High School’s Class of 2014 sat ready to receive …

A Fairly Fishy First Try; White River Open Deemed Successful

Saturday, June 14, 2014

When fly fishermen Brian Burkholder and Eric Dexter decided to organize a fly fishing tournament on the White River, they sought advice from Jesse Haller, who directs the Otter Creek Classic in the Middlebury, Vt., area. “We were …

South Burlington Ends Woodstock’s Lacrosse Season

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

South Burlington, Vt. — Year after year, the Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team tilts at the windmills that are their Vermont Division I opponents, and year after year, the Wasps come up a little bit short. It …