David Chambers, co-owner of Just the Place, poses with some of the artisanal goods available in his new shop. His is among the new businesses brightening downtown prospects, says the city’s business development manager.

Downtown riding wave of interest

ST. ALBANS CITY — Roughly one year ago St. Albans City merchants and residents were meeting to discuss the number of empty downtown storefronts. Now, out of nearly 60 Main Street locations there are just two empty spaces, both at … Read more

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Dana Rocheleau, manager of the St. Albans Hannaford store, holds up a Helping Hands box. Each box costs $10 and they are donated to NorthWest Family Foods, a food shelf serving Franklin and Grand Isle counties.

Helping Hands

ST. ALBANS — Helping Hands boxes have once again appeared at Hannaford grocery stores around the region. The boxes, which sell for $10 each, are donated to local food shelves. In St. Albans, the boxes go to the NorthWest Family … Read more

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Above, from left: Elizabeth Malone, executive director of Northwest Public Access, with filmmakers David Rheaume and Renée Laroche, and Northwest Public Access outreach director Kris Hoyt after Rheaume and Laroche were awarded the Skully for best film, “Come With Me,” at the Northwest Nightmares film festival Monday night.

And, the Skully goes to …

ST. ALBANS — Nearly 150 people attended the Northwest Nightmares film festival at the Welden Theater Monday night to view 13 amateur horror films. Submissions to the festival created by Northwest Public Access came from as far away as the … Read more

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MARGARET A. HENDRICK

SHELDON — Margaret A. Hendrick, age 83, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Oct. 26, 2013 at St. Albans Health and Rehab Facility. Margaret was born in Franklin on April 2, 1930 the daughter of the late Thomas and Della (Wright) … Read more

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MERRILL C. HUNGERFORD

ST. ALBANS — Merrill C. Hungerford, 89, a career automobile dealer who served on many community and civic boards, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at FAHC in Burlington of congestive heart failure surrounded by his family. Merrill was born in … Read more

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BARBARA E. TOWLE

ESSEX — Barbara E. Towle, 89, died at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. She was the daughter of Cleo J. and Lillian (MacKay) T.M. Best, both deceased. Barbara began her working life at … Read more

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Sold on partnership

ST. ALBANS — The Franklin-Grand Isle Community Partnership has continued meeting long after a loss of state funding led to the end of similar group sessions in other areas of the state. In fact, its members are so sold on … Read more

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Whitehouse – Hart

COLCHESTER — William and Nancy Whitehouse of Clermont, Fla., are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Whitehouse to Eric Hart, Jr. son of Eric and Patsy Hart of Colchester. Jessica graduated from Colchester High School in 1999 … Read more

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ELAINE L. SHELTRA

RICHFORD – Elaine L. Sheltra, age 82, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at the Franklin County Rehab Facility in St. Albans with her loving family at her side. She was born June 20, 1931 in Montgomery, the daughter of … Read more

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MARJORIE RAMSAY

ST. ALBANS — Marjorie Ramsay, 102 years old of St. Albans, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at the Brownway Residence with son Bruce and daughter-in-law Catherine by her side. Marjorie was born in Channel, Newfoundland on May 7, … Read more

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