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Local 4-H’ers from Chittenden and Franklin Counties competed in the annual Chittenden County 4-H Invitational Horse Quiz Bowl, Feb. 20. Summer Le of Colchester placed second in the Junior Division for ages 12 to 13.

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If you own a business, you know that setting up a retirement plan for yourself and your employees can be challenging. But it may now be getting easier.

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The Musician of the Month this February is Colchester High School (CHS) senior Jenna Walker. Jenna is a member of Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Chorale. She has been a member of one or more choral ensembles during her four years in high school.

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Aside from avoiding the gutters and those troublesome 7-10 splits, one of the hardest things in bowling—at least for some novice players—is finding the right ball to use.

Dr. Millie Armstrong of the Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic in Colchester is the 2020 recipient of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association’s Dave Walker Award.

Six-year-old Morgan has been dealing with Leukemia for a while, but thoughts of that were far away when she learned that her wish—to meet a dolphin and stay at Give Kids the World at Walt Disney World—would come true.

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A wooden sign with the name, “Logan,” carved into it hangs on a wall in the garage. It used to be the seat of a friend’s old workbench; now it marks 13-year-old Logan Pelchat’s workstation, where he spends hours quietly turning wood and welding metal.

Edge Pharma, a pharmaceutical company located in Colchester, recently received over $62,000 in grant funding from the Vermont Training Program (VTP). With this funding, Edge Pharma will train employees in several departments vital to meeting increasing demand. Training includes prepping labo…

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The 37th annual Colchester Winter Carnival kicked off last weekend with a talent show of All Stars, horse-drawn hay rides, laser tag, maple cotton candy, and a playdough extravaganza.

If you ask two beekeepers the same question, you’ll get three different answers. At least, this is according to Jeannie and Ralph Perkins—two local beekeepers. When asked about the unique traits of beekeeping in Colchester, the Perkins’ assertion seems to be true. “It’s not an exact science,…

Do you have a lucky number? Is it between one and 100? The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club is hosting their seventh annual Calcutta fundraiser on Feb. 8 at the Hampton Inn in Colchester. The night will include a silent auction and a chance to win big. Tickets cost $150 and include one ball in …

The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) put a bow on the 2019 season at the ACT Banquet of Champions on Saturday, Jan. 18. Many top drivers from the season were honored at the banquet, including Colchester resident and two-time champion Scott Payea, who took home the ACT Sportsmanship Award.

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Allison Kuklok of the Saint Michael’s College philosophy faculty learned this month that she is the recipient of a prestigious, highly competitive $60,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) year-long Fellowship, which she will use to work on a book about the status of the human bein…

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Governor Phil Scott shone a light on middle schooler Justin Sears of Colchester who raised money over the holidays to pay his school’s lunch debt, during the state of the state address on Jan. 9.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Kellogg-Hubbard library in Montpelier is once again calling for poetry submissions for its eleventh year of PoemCity, a city-wide event that displays poetry on local business storefronts as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month. In addition to the text display, PoemC…

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Colchester High School (CHS) standout seniors Meg Lehouiller, Ciera Morse and Petra Bajuk were named to the Vermont roster for the annual Twin-State Field Hockey game, a tradition since 1984 featuring the top graduating high school seniors from Vermont against their counterparts from New Hampshire.

In 2020, all food scraps – from businesses and residents – will be banned from Vermont’s landfills. That means, in the New Year, Vermonters must do more than just resolve to compost more – they must be refuse-compliant.

The 21st annual, Its KOOL to send a kid to Camp Takumta radio-thon was held December 9-13, five hours a day, at the WKOL studios of Hall Communications. Dozens of volunteers from the Camp Takumta family volunteered by answering phone pledges and spreading the word about the camp which operat…

The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club huddled in the garage of Senator Dick Mazza’s general store on Saturday, Dec. 14 piling potatoes on stuffing on cranberry sauce for their annual holiday basket drive.

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This month’s “Musician of the Month” is Blayne Fitzgerald. Blayne is a junior at Colchester High School (CHS), and a member of Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Chorale. Blayne has been a member of one or more choral ensembles during all of her years in high school. She is one of a handful…

A flurry of music fell over Colchester the last couple weeks as students finished up their fall semester with winter concerts. Students in Colchester High School (CHS) band and chorus performed on Friday, Dec. 6, Colchester Middle School (CMS) band performed on Thursday, Dec. 12 and the CMS …

Albert Loranger took this photo of some eagles he saw near his house at Mills Point in Colchester, on Saturday morning, Dec. 14.

Since its inception in 2009 with a book-exchange box on one man’s Wisconsin lawn, the “Little Free Library” movement has mushroomed worldwide to more than 75,000 Little Free Libraries (LFLs). St. Francis Xavier School, located at 5 St. Peter Street, Winooski, is one of the newest additions t…

The Colchester Police Department is one of the hosts for the annual Operation Fire Cuffs toy drive this year.

Check out this classic menu for a Thanksgiving at Fort Ethan Allen in 1936! Do you see menu items that still make the table at your Thanksgiving? Are there items that you were surprised to see?

Dot journal, bullet journal…what is it? It’s a new way to organize your busy life, using a paper notebook based system to keep track of everything you want to remember. Whether the information and ideas are from the past, present or future, this method will help you keep track of it all. You…

Scotland Yard has been trying for years to find killer, Alan Barrington, who has avoided capture for the last ten years. Inspector Ian Rutledge is given a tip from an ex-convict and decides to bring this information to Scotland Yard. Ten years ago in 1910 during the Black Ascot royal horse r…

Community members Chip and Mary Hart are calling on fellow Vermonters to donate turkeys to Feeding Chittenden, and they will match the next 500 turkeys donated! Thanksgiving is less than a month away and Feeding Chittenden is 3,873 short of its 4,500 goal.

Vermont State Game Wardens and the Vermont Marine Corps League are partnering to support Toys for Tots. Wardens will accept toys, gift cards, and donations until Dec. 15, which will allow time to transfer them to the Toys for Tots program.

Colchester High School senior Maggie Desmond signed a letter of intent to swim competitively with the University of Massachusetts in 2020.

More than 80 area 4-H’ers and family members gathered at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction on Nov. 3 for the annual Chittenden County 4-H Achievement Dinner and Awards Night.

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce presented Hazelett with the annual Business of the Year award at its 109th annual dinner on Oct. 24. Five awards were presented at the dinner, recognizing businesses and business leaders for their accomplishments and contributions to the commun…

The Alpha Chapter of Tau Phi Zeta Honor Society at SUNY Canton recently welcomed Saige Papariello, a Veterinary Technology major.

On Sunday, November 3 at St. Michael’s College, veterans are invited to speak, unscripted, about what their service means to them. The event coincides with similar town halls in St. Johnsbury and Rutland. All community members are encouraged to attend and to listen.