Chelsea

Every year, Shawn Rogers, of Meriden, N.H., enlists several friends to help him drag a 25 foot balsam fir cut from his parents tree farm in Chelsea, Vt. and load it on a trailer. The tree comes from a crop planted by the Rogers family in the mid-1980's for their cut-your-own Christmas tree business and is destined for the Meriden Congregational Church. "It's an ordeal," said Dick Rogers, Shawn's father. "I'm not quite sure he knows what he's doing." Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

‘Oh, the Wonder’: In Meriden Church, a Christmas Tree Reaches to the Heavens

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — About five years ago, as an appreciative new member of the Meriden Congregational Church, Shawn Rogers wanted to pitch in somehow. It wasn’t long before the Chelsea native and tree farmers’ son found the perfect opportunity. The church needed a Christmas tree, preferably a big one. “Boy, do I have deal for you,” Rogers remembers saying. That year, …

Outages Dwindling in Upper Valley

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chelsea — Will Miller, a Pepper Road resident, turned up his stereo speakers on Monday afternoon, enjoying the electricity he had been without since last Tuesday evening. The outage was the longest Miller could remember, he said. The periods without power following the 1998 ice storm and Hurricane Irene in 2011, weren’t “as …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last through the weekend and possibly into Monday.” “We are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring …

Grace Dorothy Boothroyd

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Grace Dorothy Boothroyd, 85, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …

Joint Ambulance Service Proposed for Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Officials in Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge are looking into creating a three-town ambulance service and will unveil the proposal at a joint Selectboard meeting on Wednesday. Tunbridge Emergency Services Committee Chairman Dave Kimball said the new service could lower taxpayer costs, improve response times and …

Harold C. Luce

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Harold C. Luce, 95 passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. Born on Oct. 11, 1918, in Chelsea, Harold was the son of Ernest E. …

Harold C. Luce

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Harold C. Luce, 95, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …

Harold Luce, Consummate Fiddler, Dies

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chelsea — Harold Luce, born in Chelsea in 1918 and raised during the Great Depression, couldn’t keep his hands off his older brother’s violin, clawing his way to the top of the family piano to prod at its …

Tag and a Treat

Thursday, July 31, 2014

After picking out an ice cream treat from Will’s Store in Chelsea, Ellen Mullen, 6, of Chelsea, plays a game of tag with her friend on the green in Chelsea on Wednesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Edith June Blondin

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Edith June Blondin, 71 died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. surrounded by her family. She was born June 3, 1943 in Clinton, Mass. the daughter of Walter and Louise (Hood) Paton. She attended school in Chelsea. On May 28, …

Edith J. Blondin

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Edith J. Blondin, 71, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. surrounded by her family. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

Central Vermont Youngsters Get Creative When Arts Bus Comes to Town

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Chelsea — Do monsters skateboard? Can they ride a rope tow? By the time the Kelly green, cartoon-covered Arts Bus left Chelsea on Tuesday afternoon, these and several related queries had been chewed over, if not definitively answered, …