LYNDONVILLE-- On this day 68 years ago, former Vermont Governor, George Aiken officially named the three counties of Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia "The Northeast Kingdom." Last year, Kim Crady-Smith, Beth Kanell, and Darcie McCann hosted the first ever ceremony of the anniversary, in an effort to celebrate the naming of the Kingdom. Today, we can oficially celebrate March 24 as Northeast Kingdom Day in Vermont.
LYNDON- The non-profit organization H.O.P.E has dealt with two break-ins over the past week. On Saturday morning, workers arrived to find that intruders had entered the store and took three thousand dollars worth of cash, gift cards, jewelry and meat. Tuesday, H.O.P.E. President Bob McCabe informed News7 that someone had broken in again, taking more cash and food.
LYNDON - Known for supporting the local community, H.O.P.E., also known as Helping Other People Everyday, was robbed Friday evening.
H.O.P.E. serves about 30 towns across the Northeast Kingdom supporting those who need things such as warm meals, clothing, care packages, and more. Employees and community members are in shock to learn that an organization that is so giving could find itself in a situation like this.
LYNDONVILLE— It’s been a long journey for the 2016-2017 Lyndon Institute Vikings Girl’s Basketball team. The Lady Vikings, led by head coach Eric Berry, finished their season with a school-best 17-3 record, which earned them the second seed out of Vermont Division II Girl’s Basketball.
“It was a big accomplishment,” Berry said. “We had to go to U-32 in the last game of the regular season and pick up a big victory. That victory got us the number two seed and put us in the position that we’re in.”
LYNDONVILLE - Management of the Fenton Chester Ice Arena changed hands this past summer. Lyndon Institute is now at the helm of the rink after taking over from the Lyndon Area Sports Association (LASA). According to lyndoninstitute.org, the school has a five year contract to oversee the rink.
LYNDONVILLE— Following a record season, the Lyndon Institute girl’s basketball team is preparing for round two of the Vermont Division II High School Basketball playoffs. The Lady Vikings capped off their season with a 17-3 record, and then opened up the playoffs with a victory against Woodstock.
LYNDONVILLE- At Lyndon State College last week the Vermont Agency of Agriculture hosted a meeting for farmers of Vermont and the public. At this event famers of all scale attended to hear thoughts from othere farmers and the agency.
LYNDONVILLE— In 2005, Chris Dorsey enrolled at Lyndon State College to further his collegiate basketball career and pursue a degree in Exercise Science. While playing under coach Eric Berry, Dorsey and the rest of the 2005-06 Hornets finished at the top of the conference with a school-best 23-5 record. As a point guard, Dorsey averaged 20 points, 10 assists, and about five rebounds per game during the 2005-06 season.
LYNDONVILLE – This season isn’t simply business as usual for the Lyndon State College Men’s Basketball team. The team finished in fourth place in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) standings as they head into the playoffs. But the Hornet’s play on the court hasn’t been the only thing turning heads this season. The team has been very active in the community. They have held autograph sessions after games for fans and even visited local schools to discuss paying for college and what it’s like to be the first in their family to go to college.
LYNDONVILLE - Just weeks before boarding a plane to Guatemala, The Lyndonville United Methodist Church is gearing up for their largest fundraiser of the year.
LYNDONVILLE- They come from all over, people training and pushing themselves to the limit; all of them looking to achieve the same goal. A chance to call themselves the champion of Xtreme Combat Productions Last Man Standing competition.
LYNDONVILLE— Saturday was the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Also known as the Spring Festival, the holiday is very family oriented, similar to Christmas and Thanksgiving in the United States.
LYNDON - 96-year-old World War II veteran, Madeline Chaffe, of East Ryegate, Vermont, is believed to be the oldest living survivor in the state from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
LYNDONVILLE - The Polar Express trudged through the rough Vermont winter conditions for the eleventh year in a row on Sunday. However, it was not Tom Hanks at the command.
LYNDON - If you have ever had two jobs, you know that balancing life and work can be difficult at times. This is a reality for Senator Joe Benning as he balances being both a lawyer and a politician. “It’s not an easy task,” Benning said. “Luckily I have thirty years worth of brownie points with the court clerks and they’ve been really good at accommodating my schedule.”
LYNDONVILLE - The Tank that sits outside of the Lyndonville National Guard Armory is not only a decorative piece, it's also a symbol of what used to be. The Armory wasn't always what is today; it used to serve as something different than an infantry unit with a focus on mountain warfare. About 20 years ago, the armory transitioned into an infantry unit, which is when they stopped keeping and using tanks. However, the Unit kept and still use a number of wheeled military vehicles.
LYNDONVILLE - Fenton Chester Arena has undergone a management change that will last for the next five years.
LYNDON - For students that attend Lyndon State College, and Lyndon Institute, its all about obtaining a higher education. For one educator, its all about getting the full potential out of his students and building a solid foundation to be successful in their future endeavors.
LYNDONVILLE - About one hundred people gathered at Veterans Park last Friday for the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at Lyndon State College. Military members and family members of those who served attended the event along with LSC students and faculty.
LYNDON - Technology is ever chaning and Cobleigh Library is doing their part to help the community keep up with the times.
LYNDONVILLE -The Grindstone Cafe is more than just a little coffee shop. It offers all sorts of classes and is a place for the community to come together and socialize. However, there are some drastic changes happening to the Cafe, and they are asking for help from the community in order to keep their doors open.
LYNDONVILLE - North East Kingdom Aquatics is a swim team, where kids of all ages and skill levels participate in swimming together. The kids that take part on the team swim in local, regional and New England competitions. The levels get harder as the kids slowly start to age.
Lyndonville- There was a public forum at the Riverside school in Lyndonville to discuss Act 46 and the school district study committee. Members from the community, as well as Local State Representatives, gathered for a public forum to talk about Act 46.