Pomfret

Anne Bower, center, of South Pomfret, Vt., leads a practice of tai chi in honor of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, Vt., on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event, held annually on the last Saturday in April, celebrates the ancient martial art form with millions of people in more than 80 countries practicing  tai chi and qigong for an hour beginning at 10 a.m. local time. This is the fifth year Bower has helped organize a local practice in Woodstock. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

All Together Now

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Anne Bower, center, of South Pomfret, leads a practice of tai chi as part of of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock on Saturday. The event, held annually on the last Saturday in April, celebrates the ancient martial art form with millions of people in more than 80 countries practicing tai chi …

Bradley Brimming With Confidence Heading Into Masters

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Augusta, Ga. — Coming off a tie for fifth place last week at the Texas Open, Keegan Bradley heads into his fourth Masters with momentum and confidence. The 28-year-old tees up his first round today with fellow American Patrick Reed and Ian Poulter. On Wednesday, the Woodstock native took part in one of …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Springfield Ends Woodstock’s Season

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Three years ago, the Woodstock Union High girls basketball team ended the season with its 53rd straight loss. After the season, Roger St. Hilaire took over a program that was relegated to junior varsity status for a year. Back in the varsity ranks, the Wasps …

Woodstock School Spending About the Same

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Voting on the Woodstock Union High School District budget, bond and officers will take place by Australian ballot in each member town on Tuesday, March 3. Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High School board has trimmed its district budget by about $78,000, but school taxes in its member …

Village School Could Be Closed

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Bridgewater Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m. in the basement of Bridgewater Village School. The school meeting will take place first. Bridgewater — On Wednesday morning, the five kindergartners at …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Storming the Slopes: Boston Blizzard Gives Region’s Ski Areas a Big Boost

Sunday, February 1, 2015

South Pomfret — Garrett Kelly has just cruised down the mountain on his sixth snowboard run at Suicide Six Ski Area and is taking a “hydration” break. An assistant front desk manager at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black …

Cheesemakers Buy Conserved Land in North Pomfret

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pomfret — A 22-acre field in North Pomfret was recently conserved by the Upper Valley Land Trust and then purchased by local cheesemakers. Rather than sell the agricultural land for development, Elaine and Lysle Chase worked with the land trust to conserve Chase Field, which had been in …

Local Roundup: Wasps Rain Threes in Boys Hoop Win Over Hartford

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Woodstock High boys played two halves of basketball in recording their second win over Hartford in 48 hours on Monday. They scored half of their baskets from beyond the 3-point arc, mirroring leading …