A taste for good food

A taste for good food

Evelyne Martin, of Evelyne’s on Center in St. Albans, pours a green smoothie, one of the healthiest items at Friday’s In Good Taste event. Hundreds filled the temporary tasting room next to the post office at the St. Albans Shopping … Read more

Best in Breed, Best in Show?

Best in Breed, Best in Show?

ALBURGH — What does it take to be top dog? Well for Gala, a 3½-year-old female American Eskimo Dog, it begins with her owner’s love and dedication and, in this case, it goes all the way to the Super Bowl … Read more

‘In Good Taste’ tonight

‘In Good Taste’ tonight

ST. ALBANS — “Ladies!” she sang out across her yard. “Ladies!” What came running was not what one might expect. Fifteen or so layer chickens took flight, quickly trotting in our direction with wings extended in response. The layers expected … Read more

First baby of year a fighter

First baby of year a fighter

Northwestern Medical Center on Wednesday reported that Camdon Alexander, was the first baby born in the Family Birth Center this year. First babies are typically announced in the first week in January, but Camdon needed special care from the University … Read more

Journey to Safety

Journey to Safety

SWANTON – His mouth and throat were parched, both of his lips cracked from no water for days. He stopped walking to dig into the earth, searching for wet soil to suck on for moisture, but it only left him … Read more

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Christine Kubacz, the co-owner of Foggy Brook Farm in Fairfield, cradles a young doe in her arms Thursday. Kubacz will be selling rabbit stew and fresh rabbit (but not this one) at ‘In Good Taste’ in downtown St. Albans tonight.

‘In Good Taste’ tonight

ST. ALBANS — “Ladies!” she sang out across her yard. “Ladies!” What came running was not what one might expect. Fifteen or so layer chickens took flight, quickly trotting in our direction with wings extended in response. The layers expected … Read more

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Peter Majuch Abui, back right, the author of “My Journey to Safety: From South Sudan,” and his three sons surround his wife, Patricia, after she gave birth to a baby girl Tuesday.

Journey to Safety

SWANTON – His mouth and throat were parched, both of his lips cracked from no water for days. He stopped walking to dig into the earth, searching for wet soil to suck on for moisture, but it only left him … Read more

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To see all of our photos from the NVAC district cross country championships Oct. 24 at MVU, click here. Photos are available for free download for printing or social media sharing! If the link doesn’t work for you, go to … Read more

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Fall Playoff Pairings

FOOTBALL Division I Quarterfinals, Friday Mt. Anthony (8, 3-5) at Rutland (1, 7-0) St. Johnsbury (7, 4-4) at Middlebury (2, 8-0) Colchester (6) at Hartford (3, 6-1) Champlain Valley (5, 4-4) at Brattleboro (4, 4-4) Semifinals, Oct. 30 CVU-Brattleboro winner … Read more

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Max Graves of the Links at Lang Farm and Jason Havers of Kwiniaska Golf Club look for help tracking Graves' drive on the 13th hole at Champlain Country Club during Wednesday's second round of the Vermont Amateur Championships. For more photos from the tournament, pick up a copy of the Messenger or subscribe online, and visit fcsportsonline.com.

Evans leads, Bocash second midway through Amateur

Country Club of Barre’s Troy Evans surged into the second-day lead at the 109th Vermont Amateur Championships with an even-par 71 Wednesday, putting him two shots ahead of Champlain Country Club’s Shayne Bocash, Barre’s Eric Lajeunesse and Jay Peak Golf Course’s … Read more

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On January 9, 2016, at the Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Mark Lee Howard, to Sarah and Mark Howard of Enosburg.

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On January 7, 2016, at the Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Rylee Lynn Martell, to Jordyn Remillard and Bryan Martell of Alburgh.

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MITCHELL

On January 8, 2016, at the Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Sydney Ann Mitchell, to Danielle and Corey Mitchell of Swanton.

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LAWRENCE BRUCE BOVAT

FAIRFIELD — Lawrence Bruce Bovat, 81, Lillian, Al, passed away Jan. 30, 2016 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Fairfield to Clarence and Laura Bovat on Nov. 30, 1934. Lawrence retired from the U.S. Navy as a … Read more

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RAYMOND JOSEPH BABBIE

ST. ALBANS  — Raymond J. Babbie, 89, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at The Villa in St. Albans. Born in Swanton on Aug. 7, 1926, he was a son of the late Louis and Emma (St. John) Babbie. Ray … Read more

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JAMES E. ‘JEB’ BERGER

ST. ALBANS — James Elie ‘Jeb’ Berger, age 55, passed away unexpectedly at his home.  He was born in Richford, May 31, 1960, son of the late Roger and Rhoda (Hope) Berger.  Jeb graduated from Richford High School.  Jeb worked … Read more

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