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HINESBURG — The Comets (7-3) fell 60-30 to CVU (12-0) on Tuesday evening.

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SWANTON — Powder Puff players joined athletic directors Dan Marlow of BFA St. Albans and John Lumsden of MVU on Tuesday evening to present Denise Smith of Northwestern Medical Center with a portion of the funds raised from the annual Powder Puff game.

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Craftsbury Common – Sterling College is committed to accessibility and affordability, as demonstrated by its status as a federally-recognized Work College where nearly all of its student body receives Sterling grant funding. Thanks to the generosity of a Vermont couple, the college is please…

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The following students have been named to the Champlain College President’s List for achieving a grade point average of 4.0 or higher in the Fall 2019 semester.

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“Give me a ‘W’! Give me an ‘A’, ‘L’, and ‘K’! What does that spell?” At schools in Enosburg, it spells school spirit. Enosburg Elementary School started an after-school student walking program last fall where older students walk groups of elementary students home after classes have finished …

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Sean Connolly, of Swanton, graduated in the Fall of 2019, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Technology and Management from Vermont Technical College.

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FAIRFIELD — On February 1, 2020, join Tristan Boomhover for the Penguin Plunge at the Burlington Waterfront Park to jump into the freezing, frosty waters of Lake Champlain!

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SWANTON – Vermont Precision Tools (VPT), the Swanton manufacturer of high-quality precision tools used in the automotive, medical and aerospace industries, announces they will continue to offer an advanced manufacturing program that will lead to guaranteed full-time jobs with Vermont Precisi…

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FRANKLIN COUNTY – The 98.9 WOKO Big Change Roundup for Kids, the largest signature fundraiser for the UVM Children’s Hospital, officially kicks off today at 8 a.m. Sponsors will join the 2020 Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Champion family, special Big Change Roundup for Kids Bandits, an…

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – It’s the middle of winter, the roads are slick and you’re skeptical about driving to your dermatology appointment. What if your car is being repaired but you need to see your mental health provider and have no way to get there? Perhaps you’re a new mom with limited opt…

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ST. ALBANS — In 1998, to provide area community organizations with blankets to help Vermonters in need, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) conducted its first Blankets of Hope Drive. Now in its 22nd year, the NEFCU Blankets of Hope drive has collected and distributed thousands of blank…

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ST. ALBANS — The Northwest Technical Center proudly recognized 32 students who never missed a day in their Technical Center program during the first semester.

FAIRFAX — Snow hasn’t been plentiful for cross country skiing until this weekend, but the county’s Nordic teams have been making the most of what has fallen.

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Today it is understood that most children will attend publically-funded Pre-k and kindergarten programs. That was not always the case in St. Albans. Until 1980, some 4-5 year-olds attended the cooperative Kindergarten which operated out of the basement of St Paul’s Methodist Church. Others a…

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Jacquie Schwartz of Fairfax’s Inn at Buck Hollow Farm recently told the Messenger that one of the ways to continue to follow a healthy diet is the ability to reach for comfort foods quickly. One of those comfort foods, she said, is macaroni and cheese.

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This past semester 40 students received Dale Carnegie® Leadership Training Certification through the BFA Business Department’s Leadership Training Class. The following students were chosen by their peers to receive the Highest Award for Leadership: Lucy Goldman, Taylor Yates, Jacob Benware a…

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United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly Volunteer Connection connects you to hundreds of local volunteer needs. Search by age, date, county, interests or causes that are important to you. Stay connected to community needs. Go to https://unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com/.

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Ella Maree Jean Clogston, a girl born on Jan. 7 at Northwestern Medical Center to Heaven Lee Clogston and Raven M. Hendrix of Richford.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and 13 Vermont colleges and universities are announcing the 2020 Choose Vermont Scholarship Program, which will award $60,000 in scholarship money to students who commit to atte…

FRANKLIN COUNTY — New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) is now accepting Nursing Scholarship applications for 2020. Three scholarships of $3,000 each are awarded each year to applicants who qualify.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) is now accepting Nursing Scholarship applications for 2020. Three scholarships of $3,000 each are awarded each year to applicants who qualify.

Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that Sean Connolly of Swanton, graduated in the Fall of 2019, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Technology and Management.

SWANTON/ MANCHSETER, NH – Amanda Conger, a senior forward for the women’s hockey team at Saint Anselm College, was nominated for the Hockey Humanitarian Award on Monday, January 13th.

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SWANTON — Even with a snowy Thursday night looking to keep people away, more than 120 students came out to present at the Missisquoi Valley Union (MVU) High School’s annual STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – fair to share their research projects with the public.

FAIRFAX — The Bullets girls’ varsity basketball team fell to Peoples Academy on Thursday evening, 39-28.

I can hear Laura singing as she walks down the hall. Her office is diagonally across from mine. Occasionally, I can hear her on the phone. Her voice is calm. The person on the other end of the line has all her attention. When her door is closed, because of a private conversation, I see her g…

ST. ALBANS — This year’s Running of the Bells resulted in $3,500 for Operation Happiness. The annual holiday walk, held in early December, brought hundreds of local residents, most in costume, to downtown St. Albans for a one-mile walk/run.

Adding cannabidiol (CBD) oil to food has become a popular trend. Foods, such as chocolate and honey, that are infused with CBD oil are widely available.

ST. ALBANS — Born and raised in Georgia, the St. Albans Messenger’s sales director Ben Driver loves helping businesses in the county he still calls home.

Picture, if you will, a small, square projector screen only slightly larger than your average television. Imagine this being used to present to a room full of several hundred people. A small, blurry image projected on a faded screen is no way to show a film.

Through the years, the St. Albans Library has offered many activities for children to improve their education and keep them entertained. This photo, titled “Book Week Story Hour, November 18, 1944,” shows a well-attended gathering of children eager to listen to a story or two.

SWANTON —The Thunderbirds hosted the Lake Region Rangers on Friday evening, earning a 56-51 point lead in a game that was ‘anybody’s game’ until the last three minutes.

ST. ALBANS – The BFA St. Albans Business Department held its annual National Business Honor Society Induction Ceremonies this past Sunday. Congratulations to the newest members: Maddy Giroux, Ben Archambualt and Jacob Benware.

RANDOLPH CTR – Vermont Tech congratulates the following students for achieving Dean’s List Honors for the fall semester of 2019. These are degree students carrying 12 or more letter-graded credit hours who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly Volunteer Connection connects you to hundreds of local volunteer needs. Search by age, date, county, interests or causes that are important to you. Stay connected to community needs. Go to https://unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com/.

ST. ALBANS – The 17th annual MountainTop Film Festival in Waitsfield will, for the first time, feature a selection of documentary films from Vermont youth. Festival organizers have selected five short films created through the What’s the Story? program, a free course open to all Vermont seco…

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Girls on the Run is an inclusive physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The ten-week program teaches critical life skills, encourages personal development and fosters team…

FRANKLIN COUNTY – United Way of Northwest Vermont has hired Kristin Kany and Liz Jarvis as Working Bridges Resource Coordinators and promoted Connie Beal to Working Bridges Initiative Director and Sarah Allerton to Senior Resource Coordinator.

ST. ALBANS – The Northwest Healthy Roots Collaborative is holding the 6th, annual In Good Taste. This tasty event returns to St. Albans City Hall in the heart of downtown on Friday, Jan. 24.

Karly Paquette of Richford graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Castleton University following the successful completion of the fall semester in December 2019.

FAIRFAX – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) has had a full nest of late, with FCSO sharing that yet another bird rescued by the sheriff’s office had made a full recovery.