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Business Notes: Oct. 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

White River Junction — Vital Communities, the White River Junction-based nonprofit, received a $15,500 business development grant to provide technical and marketing assistance to regional farmers. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Development Grant Program to support the start-up or expansion of rural Vermont businesses. The program funds nonprofits or public entities that provide technical assistance to area businesses, business training and bolster rural …

Woodstock Boys Feel They Have Unfinished Business

Friday, October 2, 2015

Woodstock — Before the season started, Woodstock Union High defenseman Cole Dalton wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. No one did. Losing 10 players to graduation would have made any team question its ability to compete, let alone reach the same pinnacle of achievement from the previous year. In Woodstock’s case, that peak …

Back to Full Strength: Woodstock Girls Soccer Blanks Hartford

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

White River Junction — For the first time all season, Woodstock head coach Greg LaBella got a glimpse of what his team looks like at full strength. Senior defenders Anna Tracey and Rachael Emory finally got back on the field on Monday after missing the first eight games due to injuries. Defenders Annabelle …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Ascends Cosmos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Jeff Acker isn’t sure if Monday’s game against Springfield finished with the Hurricanes’ first four-point game under his decade-long tenure. If not, it’s certainly one of very few. Acker’s girls soccer team exploded offensively …

Farmers Market Seeks Vendors

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Woodstock — The Woodstock Winter Farmers Market is looking for vendors for its 2015-2016 season. The market takes place at the Masonic Hall on Pleasant Street. It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 2, Feb. …

S. Woodstock Scientist Gets Sierra Club Award

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Woodstock — Roger Payne, of South Woodstock, has received the Sierra Club’s EarthCare Award. The award honors a person, organization or agency that has made a unique contribution to international environmental protection and conservation, the Sierra Club said …

Woodstock Football Goes by Air and Ground in Rout of Springfield

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team, which opened the season pounding the ball for two wins, spread the offense Friday night as quarterback Luc Isa connected with Jackson Wood on two long first-half touchdown passes as the Wasps had their way with Springfield on Friday …

Floyd S. Holt, Jr.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Floyd S. Holt, Jr., 90, died Monday evening Sept. 7, 2015, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 6, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Cottage Hospital to Receive $10,000 For New Health Center Woodsville — Cottage Hospital will receive $10,000 this week from its auxiliary organization for the building fund of Rowe Health Center. The money includes proceeds from Cottage Hospital Auxiliary’s …

Volunteer Spotlight: Park Could Use Some Help

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Please help us keep this list up to date. Send requests for volunteers by email to Volunteers@vnews.com, or by mail to Volunteer Jobs, c/o Valley News, P.O. Box 877, White River Junction, Vt. 05001. For more information about …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Football Escapes Upset-Minded Oxbow

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — There was a point during Saturday’s Vermont Division III high school football clash between Woodstock and Oxbow when the Wasps were seemingly out for the count. It certainly wasn’t that way at the end of …

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did …

A Bit of Seaside By the Roadside

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In 2009, chef Brad Pirkey packed up his Volkswagen bus and his dog Boston and headed out on a great American road trip, traveling the country’s perimeter, from East Coast to Gulf Coast to West Coast, for a …