Has the recent snowfall left you feeling stoked to get out on the slopes? If so, the Red Bench Speaker Series, hosted by the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, will get you further in the mood.
Receive local news in your inbox!
MONTPELIER — Restrictions on travel and gatherings forced many couples to put their weddings on hold in 2020, making way for a possible surge in unions of marriage this year.
MOUNT HOLLY — Just southeast of bustling Rutland are three Vermont towns that are smaller in size but still have some interesting history to their name.
ENOSBURG FALLS - The following Cold Hollow Career Center students that were recognized for being self-directed:
MONTGOMERY — Just five minutes away from Jay Peak is a sizable and quaint chalet that would make you feel like you’re constantly living at a vacation rental.
Dominated by shades of gray, the landscape appears bleak in winter. Look closer and you may glimpse muted mauves in the distant mountains or the warm glow that envelopes the land at the golden hour.
Members of the community recently shared their favorite quiet moments in the snow via the Messenger Facebook page. These moments show how beautiful Vermont can be in the winter, with the gentle play of light on white. Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo this week. We love seeing all …
COLCHESTER — Just a short drive out of Franklin County, The Tackle Box is geared up to give you the best day out on the ice this winter. After that, the store will also be ready to provide you with warmer-weather fishing and hunting equipment.
The following students were named to the Castleton University President’s List for the fall 2020 semester:
BROOKLINE — Take camping to a whole new level with this open-air cabin that’s tucked into a forest grove on a flower farm. But get your reservations in now.
ST. ALBANS — Retirement hasn’t been going exactly to plan for Michael Baker, but that led to him opening a new shop for novice and professional artists alike right on North Main Street.
CASTLETON — The following Franklin County students were named to the Castleton University Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year. Congratulations!
MONTPELIER — COVID Support VT is helping Vermonters find ways to reset the unease and stress brought on by the nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic. The organization suggests that people:
ST. ALBANS — You can support the mission of the American Red Cross by doing more than giving blood. The Red Cross also has virtual volunteer positions that you might be able to fill.
ST. ALBANS — Bellows Free Academy (BFA) is continuing the tradition of providing students and families with information about the opportunities and programs BFA has to offer.
GRANBY/VICTORY — You don’t realize how much you rely on electricity until a tree limb falls on the wires outside and knocks out your power. The towns of Granby and Victory, found in the Northeast Kingdom, didn’t get to experience the luxury until 1963 when they were the last two to do so.
United Way’s Volunteer Connection site is set up to help connect agencies and volunteers. Agencies are working hard to navigate volunteering during this time, so the opportunities are limited. Visit our Volunteer Connection to see these and other opportunities: https://unitedwaynwvt.galaxydi…
RICHFORD — A newly-listed farmhouse on VT Route 105 could be in the perfect price range for a larger family, or a smaller one seeking more space.
The start of the New Year is a great opportunity to explore the rich and vast public resources available to everyone in the digital world. If it’s hard to know where to start a virtual adventure, the Messenger has compiled a short list of interesting places you can visit online this weekend.
EDEN — Depending on how much space you need, how much time you plan to be inside, or how much money you’re looking to spend, this Airbnb superhost has the right option for you with a pair of properties right on Lake Eden.
ST. ALBANS – Meghann and Mike Oquendo, of Cambridge, welcomed Amelia Eileen Oquendo on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at 5:44 a.m., earning Amelia the distinction of being the first baby born at NMC in the New Year.
ST. ALBANS — A new group of executive officers is set to lead the Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce (FCRCC) after recently getting elected. Among them is Alisha Sawyer, who will be the chamber’s president come 2021.
Every year has its ups and downs, and as 2020 comes to a close, it might be easy to dwell on this year’s lowest moments.
ST. ALBANS — There are a lot of ways to give back to your community these days, but did you know you can make the time you spend in the digital world meaningful to those in need?
MONTPELIER — If you’re new to ice fishing or you’re looking for fishing tips, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VTF&W) wants you to connect with its staff members during new Educational Patrols this winter on Vermont lakes and ponds.
Timothy and Nancy Waite of West Pawlet, VT, announce the engagement of their daughter Kristi Nicole to Marc Thomas Johnson of St. Albans, VT, son of John and Paula Johnson also of St. Albans.
FLETCHER — Students from Fletcher Elementary School collected 331 non-perishable food items as part of a recent food drive.
ST. ALBANS TOWN — The air might be a little thinner, but the views are that much better with this three-bed contemporary home at 63 Read Lane East in St. Albans Town.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) is kicking off a five-part virtual concert series this weekend, bringing local Vermont musicians and other well-known names right to your home for free.
Want to recommend an outdoor space to be featured in Opt Out? Send an email to email@example.com.
ST. ALBANS — There’s a mystery at St. Albans City School and Detective Botley Blockly is on the case!
The following students were named to the Plymouth State University President’s List for the fall 2020 semester:
HIGHGATE — The Highgate Recreation Commission is offering a new program that allows a family unit to reserve ice time at the Highgate Arena.
COLCHESTER — Tucked away behind Route 127 and in a fold of the Winooski River, Macrae Farm Park in Colchester is the perfect spot to head to for a bit of a weekend adventure.
ST. ALBANS CITY — A local sixth-grader’s class assignment has garnered a lot of traction lately, and will result in providing even more assistance for those in need.
When planning a foreign adventure, adding a garden to the itinerary is an ideal way to be outside, avoid large crowds and leisurely explore on a budget.
BURLINGTON—Area 4-H club members were recognized for their achievements in 4-H project work, community service and leadership. These dedicated 4-H’ers worked on projects and attended virtual meetings after face-to-face activities were suspended this year. Their hard work was recognized by th…
People in St. Albans have been snapping the local lights display to capture the beauty of the season.
ST. ALBANS CITY — Spectrum Youth and Family Services is expanding to St. Albans with a drop-in center in the works, and a friendly, familiar face from Northwest Vermont has been hired to run it.
FLETCHER — There’s a storm brewing at Fletcher Elementary School, but it’s unlikely to cause a snow day or inside recess. This storm is an intentional part of the curriculum, and it’s supporting students with their art, music and social-emotional learning.
FAIRFAX - GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit that empowers parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children, recently announced 2,158 high schools from 29 states as recipients of its 2020 College Success Award and Bellows Free Academy (BFA) Fairfax High School was…