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Medication or Meditation SHELBURNE – Children will tell you that school release is forever ago after recess or lunch. Many are itching to move. The kids arrived at Wonder & Wisdom after school with a lot of pent-up energy. We started with vigorous exercise or an energetic game before beginning[Read More…]


EAST CRAFTSBURY – Heaven had better be ready because there is a new boss coming to town and she is not going to tolerate any nonsense. Lorraine Lavertu Hussey, 95, formerly of Hardwick, and most recently the Craftsbury Community Care Center, passed away peacefully on February 13 with her loving[Read More…]

Treasure the Library Fundraiser February 24 to March 5

CRAFTSBURY – The Craftsbury Public Library is partnering with the Owens-Van Akkeren homestead and Orienteering USA for the annual “Treasure the Library” Snowshoe and Ski Adventure. From February 24 to March 5 (weather permitting), participants can explore trails, find literary and culinary treasures, and support the library at the same[Read More…]

The Most Important Garden Tool

CABOT – Last February, I wrote about “showing love” to your garden tools: keeping them clean, sharp, oiled, painted and always stored under cover. This February, I want to talk about the care of your most important tool: you! Gardening is fun and rewarding. It’s also physically demanding. In the[Read More…]

Grain Growers Conference on March 20

ESSEX – Amber Lambke, founder and president of Maine Grains Inc., will give the keynote address at the 2024 Vermont Grain Growers Conference on March 20. Lambke will describe how she worked with local business leaders, community members and farmers to generate interest in bringing the cultivation and processing of[Read More…]

Pie Breakfast Set for March 23

WOODBURY – The Woodbury Community Library will hold their pie breakfast on March 23, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is the 21st year of the annual event. The breakfast will be held at iWoodbury Elementary School to benefit the library. The breakfast features a wide array of pies[Read More…]

Free Training Offered for Outdoor Recreationists

BURLINGTON – Early detection of the emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid and other invasive forest pests will help minimize economic and ecological damage to Vermont’s forests. The Vermont Urban and Community Forestry (VT UCF) program is offering a free, self-paced, four-week online course for outdoor enthusiasts, trail managers and others who spend time[Read More…]

Life Was a Splendid Torch

To the editor In Lorraine Hussey’s obituary, her son mentioned her commitment to the Hardwick Historical Society (HHS). I’d like to describe that commitment. In 2004, she joined the team of volunteers organizing the collection that the town moved from the Memorial Building to the Depot. Neither she nor the[Read More…]

Lucky Us!

To the editor: Our names, friends from birth until graduates of Hardwick Academy, Clare Mary Robb and Joyce Ann Slayton were printed in the  newborns section of the Hardwick Gazette in August of 1933,  as were all the students of Hardwick Academy at their birth. And once again, I remember being cited[Read More…]