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Children make their own walking sticks at last year's Trek to Taste
Michael Creasey photograph

Trails Day Event in Woodstock Features Hikes, Tastings, Music

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Woodstock — A free event in Woodstock next month will mark National Trails Day with hikes and local food tastings. The 7th annual Trek to Taste on the Trails of Woodstock is set for June 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. The hikes include a gentle half mile walk, a two-mile loop, and a 4.5 mile …

Native Trees, Shrubs Planted Along Upper Valley Rivers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pomfret — More than 2,000 trees have been planted along six Upper Valley rivers in New Hampshire and Vermont this spring. The 2,200 native trees and shrubs will reduce erosion, improve water quality, reduce in-stream temperatures by providing shade, increase habitat for fish and wildlife, increase summer food for songbirds and other wildlife, and stabilize the stream banks, said the Connecticut River Watershed …

Sports Notes: Windsor’s Gilbert Part of National TV Card

Friday, May 22, 2015

For years, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert has admired the exploits of Framingham, Mass., fighter Danny O’Connor. Today, he’ll have the opportunity to square up with him in the ring for the first time. Gilbert, 13-1, will be a major underdog at Boston University’s Agganis Arena when he takes on the 25-2 O’Connor in a welterweight bout that’s part of NBC’s Premier Boxing Champions …

Talk on Therapy Dogs Planned in Woodstock

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Woodstock — A free talk about therapy dog work is set for May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Norman Williams Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by Therapy Dogs of Vermont, based in Williston. Gordon Perkinson, TDV’s vice president, will explain what therapy dog work entails and describe …

I’ve Been Working on the Railing

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Stuart Astbury, of Colby and Tobiason Builders, installs a new cedar railing along Kedron Brook for a property owner in Woodstock on Thursday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

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 …

Philomena DiRubba Labriola

Friday, April 24, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Philomena Labriola, 94, of Scarsdale, N.Y. died peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Woodstock, Vt. in the company of her four children. The daughter of Luigi G. (Louis) DiRubba and Marietta (Mary) Criscione, she was predeceased by her parents, her brother Anthony DiRubba, an …

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon be converted to 500 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power about 90 homes, …

Rupert C. Leonard

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Rupert C. Leonard, 85, passed away on Wednesday afternoon April 15, 2015, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt. Rupert was born on Dec. 27, 1929, in North Clarendon, Vt. the son of William D. and Lillian (Rorison) Leonard. Rupert graduated from …

Fencing — and Finding — Friends

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Norwich — As the Selectboard settled in for a meeting in the basement of Tracy Hall, a different sort of bout was underway upstairs, where members of the Upper Valley Fencing Club warmed up with a gleeful game …

Business Notes: April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Claremont — Amidon Jewelers has moved its corporate offices to the building it owns on Washington Street in Claremont. The company’s corporate and operational staff had been housed in Hanover, where the jeweler had been a presence on Main Street since 1935. The company announced the closing of …

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 …

Bike Rides, Picnic Will Benefit Zack’s Place

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Woodstock — Bicycle rides and a picnic lunch next month will support Zack’s Place, an enrichment center for people with special needs. The May 16 event is one of several “Dine Around” fundraisers the nonprofit is sponsoring this year. It includes 27- and 47-mile routes from the Green …