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Volunteering Just Might Be Good For You

With Town Meetings almost upon us, lots of folks across Vermont are thinking about volunteers. Towns need volunteers, lots of them. The list of where towns need volunteers seems almost endless: library trustees, electric department commissioners, planning commissions and development review boards, town energy committees, and quite recently, equity committees[Read More…]

AWARE Report

HARDWICK – AWARE served 11 people from February 11 through February 18. AWARE is a nonprofit organization, established in 1984, dedicated to resolving the causes and effects of domestic violence and sexual assault in the greater Hardwick area.The 24-hour hotline is 802-472-6463.

Printed Papers Available at Area Libraries

Full size color copies of The Hardwick Gazette are now available at the Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick and the Greensboro Free Library. Stop in to see what the Gazette looks like when printed full size and consider making a donation to help bring the printed newspaper back into your[Read More…]

Seed Swap on March 9

HARDWICK – The annual Swap Sisters seed swap will take place Saturday March 9, 1 p.m., at the Hardwick Memorial Building, 20 Church St. New gardeners in need of seeds or someone with homegrown or extra seeds to share can meet with the free-for-all seed swap.  At 2 p.m., anyone[Read More…]

Identifying Trees in Winter

by Henry Homeyer CORNISH FLAT, N.H. – Most of us enjoy knowing the names of our acquaintances including trees. It’s tougher to identify trees in winter because most have no leaves, which is how we generally recognize trees. But by observing overall shape, bark, branching patterns, buds and the presence[Read More…]

Sights, Flavors of Peru March 6

HARDWICK — Take a trip with Mateo of Prophecy Chocolate to the sights and flavors of Peru’s Amazon Jungle on Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Jeudevine Memorial Library. This educational presentation with tastings, will follow the cultivation, harvest, fermentation and processing of cacao, the raw ingredient for chocolate,[Read More…]

Family Concert March 1

BARRE – The Vermont Philharmonic’s annual family concert will take place on March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Barre Opera House. The concert titled “Audience Choice” will be an interactive musical adventure. Led by music director Lou Kosma, the orchestra will perform nine orchestral excerpts. The audience will choose[Read More…]

Irish Band, Danú, Performs March 3

BARRE – The Barre Opera House will present traditional Irish band, Danu, on March 3, at 7 p.m. For over two decades, Danú’s players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English) have performed for audiences worldwide. Danú has been recognized by the BBC and[Read More…]

Songwriter Maddie Concert March 7

CABOT – The Cabot Folk Club will present Fern Maddie in concert at the Willey Building auditorium, Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. Maddie is a balladeer-songwriter based in Montpelier. Her songs are performed with clawhammer banjo, guitar and vocals and explore themes of trauma, grief and renewal. Maddie’s music[Read More…]

Census of Agriculture Captures Changes in Vermont 

by Dr. Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont BURLINGTON – The first Census of Agriculture was conducted in 1840, when Vermont produced 3.7 million pounds of wool from 1.7 million sheep, and just $1.4 million of milk. Since then, data collected at regular intervals has documented ongoing, often dramatic, changes in[Read More…]

Jerome, Welles are Trivia Winners

by Elizabeth H. Dow, Community Journalist HARDWICK – Matt Jerome and Kim Hartling Welles won the grand prizes in the Hardwick Historical Society’s (HHS) game of Halftime Trivia on Senior Night, February 16, at Hazen Union. Each prize consisted of a $25 gift certificate from either the Galaxy Bookshop or[Read More…]