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I don’t remember when it started, and I doubt I’ll remember when it ends – if it does end at all. I’m shocked I didn’t notice it starting, but I wish I had. Maybe if I did, I could have found a way to stop it, to snip it at the bud before it fully bloomed and before it grew to such an extent.

The Dutcher family and their St. Albans drug store were a local institution for decades. The Museum’s Medical Room includes a variety of artifacts, such as medicine bottles, that help tell the story of their work to promote health and well-being in our community.

It can be challenging in the winter to build salads into your weekly dinner menus. A light salad often doesn’t have a hardy appeal in the cold weather. A dressing that you love and crave could change your mind about that. Here’s a creamy, sharp and garlicy recipe to try that is based on tzat…

Chloe Margaret Choiniere, a girl born on Oct. 29 at Northwestern Medical Center to Brigette Choiniere of Swanton.

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SOUTH HERO — Vermont-based Spot The Dog’s products were included on the popular ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ gift list for the holiday season. The products include the Puppy Plaid Reversible Bandana and The Flip Reversible Bandana.

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ESSEX JCT. — Registration is now open for the 13th annual Jr Iron Chef VT, a culinary competition for Vermont middle and high school students who are looking to show off their skills in the kitchen. Jr Iron Chef VT challenges teams of students to create healthy and delicious dishes, made fro…

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MONTPELIER – After several years of very successful rare bourbon and rye sweepstakes, the Vermont Department of Liquor Control (DLC) has launched its biggest and broadest Rare Spirits raffle. This offering has some of the rarest products, including Vermont’s own Whistle Pig Boss Hog 6th edit…

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ST. ALBANS – Dr. Robert Beattie of the Northwestern Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Center, was recently honored with the Deogracias “Deo” P. Esguerra, MD Service Award.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, underscores the importance of active learning. And while this term is frequently used to describe a more hands-on approach to education, it’s also true for most learners.

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, underscores the importance of active learning. And while this term is frequently used to describe a more hands-on approach to education, it’s also true for most learners.

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GEORGIA — Meals on Wheels is an important way for area residents to support community members in need. The volunteer service provides a friendly visit and safety check, as well as a nutritious meal that is a lifeline to many. Age Well is currently in need of volunteers in Georgia, Milton and…

As we approach the holiday season in November, our thoughts often turn to family and food. Do you recall any Thanksgiving favorites from the menu below at the Blue Lion Grill?

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VFWD) is encouraging area youth to help biologists by reporting their deer during Vermont’s youth deer hunting weekend, Nov. 9-10.

ALBURGH — The Town of Alburgh Chew Choo was awarded a grant from Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC)’s Community Fund to support an effort to help vendors and craft makers boost the local economy. Chew Choo is an event that showcases local vendors.

ST. ALBANS – On Friday at a Special Olympics Vermont event, Ian Carpenter of Bellows Free Academy St. Albans was awarded Unified Athlete of the Year. Special Olympics Vermont held their State of Inclusion conference at the Davis Center on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington. The c…

FLETCHER — For the second consecutive year, Fletcher Elementary has earned Exemplar status as a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) School. The designation was awarded by the state level VTPBIS Team of the Vermont Agency of Education and the UVM Center on Disability and Commu…

Logan Bister, a boy born on Oct. 10 at University of Vermont Medical Center to Ryan Bister and Brianna Lawyer.

ST. ALBANS —On September 28th BFA St. Albans and MVU seniors gathered to take part in a tradition that’s grown to be a favorite for both fans and players--the annual Powder Puff football game.

ST. ALBANS — Molly Parah of St. Albans will be one of three student dancers to perform in the role of Clara, alongside professional dancers from around the country, as Albany Berkshire Ballet stages its 45th production of The Nutcracker at the Flynn Performing Arts Center Nov. 30- Dec 1.

Friends and BFA alumni Karyn Rocheleau and Lynda Bouchard serve meals at Martha’s Kitchen, and invite members of the community to join them in their efforts to help others during the holidays. Both are BFA alums.

Penelope Mathilde Irish, a girl born on Oct. 9 at The University of Vermont Medical Center to Bethany (Doe) Irish and Samuel Irish of East Fairfield.

ST. ALBANS – Catherine Dimitruk was recently elected to the Energy Co-op of Vermont board for a three-year term. She is one of four board members elected at the Co-op’s annual meeting on Oct. 22.

ST. ALBANS – Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is pleased to announce his fifth biennial Transparency Tour. Throughout late October and November Secretary Condos will travel to several locations across Vermont to provide training and facilitate discussion on Vermont’s transparency laws; …

BURLINGTON – Ben & Jerry’s invited the Vermonters to come help in the painting of a new mural on the side of their Downtown Scoop Shop this past Saturday afternoon. The event was a chance for community members to leave their unique mark on their flagship Scoop Shop as a show of support f…

We appreciate the “Renew friendship and memories” article about the 764th A.F.B. on Oct. 3 in the St. Albans Messenger. The reunion was enjoyed by 16 veterans living in this area and one from New Hampshire, along with wives.

ST. ALBANS — Builders of the new commercial building for Congress and Main were among the recipients of $4.2 million in commercial and small business loans announced by the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA).

FRANKLIN COUNTY – The Northwest Regional Planning Commission and the Dept. of Environmental Conservation are hosting community meetings this fall to learn about the current state of our waterways, the basin planning process, and strategies that watershed planners are using to tackle the Nort…

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its 2020 small business awards.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Hannaford Supermarkets is pleased to announce the return of its Hannaford Helps Schools program for its 20th season. Now through November 30, shoppers can help local schools meet fundraising goals by purchasing specially marked items in Hannaford stores.

Girls on the Run Vermont’s spring coach registration is now open. Becoming a coach for Girls on the Run Vermont means creating a positive impact for Vermont girls. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development (PA-PYD) program that is designed to enhance girls’ soc…