Business Profile: Lyndonville Bagel Depot

Bagel DepotLYNDON- The Lyndonville Bagel Depot has established itself as a popular downtown breakfast stop.

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Teacher Appreciation at Lyndon Town School

TEACHER APPRECIATIONLYNDON- March 7th, 1980 was declared by Congress as National Teacher Day. Five years later, the National Parent Teacher Association established the whole first week of May, to be considered Teacher Appreciation Week.

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H.O.P.E.'s Sixth Annual Color Vibe

Color RunLYNDONVILLE- It was a day filled of laughter, music, and color. H.O.P.E.’s sixth annual Color Vibe was this past weekend, and this year was certainly different than it has been in the past. 

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Caledonia Home and Garden Show

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LYNDONVILLE- For the third year in a row the Caledonia County Fairgrounds hosted the Caledonia Home and Garden Show. This past weekend, the Fairgrounds were filled with vendors, entrepreneurs, and businesses of all kinds.

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House Advances Bill for Wage Increase

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LYNDON- The House of Representatives has advanced a bill that would increase minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour by 2024.

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Special Olympics Runs Lyndon Info Booth

LYNDONVILLE- The Caledonia County Special Olympics program will be running the Veterans' Park Information Booth in Lyndonville this year.

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St Elizabeths Church in Lyndonville Restoring Historic Clock

Lyndonville Church ClockLYNDONVILLE- Although time keeps on ticking, the historic clock at Saint Elizabeths has not been consitantly working for some time now. 

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Lyndon Planning Commission Seeks Public Input

Envision Lyndon LYNDON-  Every five years, the Lyndon Planning Commission gets together to write a town plan, which outlines what the town would like to see improved or kept the same over a five year period.

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Millers Run Bridge Closed Due to Flooding

Millers Run BridgeLYNDONVILLE- With all of the recent rain and warmer temperatures that we have received, the snow pack that we built up over the duration of the winter has begun to melt.  

 

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Northeast Kingdom Tech Startup Readies for Launch

LYNDONVILLE - Two years ago, husband and wife Matt Clark and Chrissie Heinrich set out to create a company that would tap into the fast-growing drone industry. With experience working at microDATA GIS, a now-sold St. Johnsbury company founded by Heinrich's father that operated many states' E-911 systems, the pair knew they wanted to focus on mapping. Now, with a commercial launch planned within the next couple of months, Whiteout Solutions thinks it's found a unique niche.

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Improvements in Marketing Can Lead to Economic Stimulation in Lyndonville

beat12LYNDON-Since the birth of the Downtown Lyndonville Revitalization Task Force in 2017, the goals for the group have changed due to the fact that they are small in numbers, without much financial reinforcement.

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Crash on Route 5 in Lyndonville

Lyndonville CrashLYNDONVILLE- A woman was sent to the hospital this afternoon after authorities responded to a crash on Route 5 in Lyndonville. 

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Local Career Fair Brought Great Opportunity To Local Community

Career FairLYNDON - Northern Vermont University at Lyndon hosted a career fair today that started at 10am. The event was open to all members of the community and many of the Universities students were urged by professors to utilize the careers and vendors in attendance.

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National March for Meals Month

Meals on wheels LYNDONVILLE- This month is March for Meals month and the Darling Inn Meal Site is one of the many places in the northeast Kingdom that can provide meals for those who don't have access to them. They not only provide meals at the meal site but they also deliver them through the Meals on Wheels program or people can pick them up as well.

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Dog Biting Incident In Lyndon

LYNDON - Last wednesday a Lyndon resident reported to the Caledonian record that their wife had been bitten by a dog near the Lyndon Outing Club Building.

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Lyndon Outing Club Closing Day

LOC CLOSING DAYLYNDON- Although a whopping two feet of snow fell this past Friday March 22nd, the Lyndon Outing Club announced that Sunday March 24th will be their final day of operations for the season.

 

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Cabin Fever Clinic Hits a Home Run

baseballLYNDONVILLE- There may have been over 20 inches of snow on the ground but the Lyndon Institute Cabin Fever Baseball Clinic was in full swing and went off with a hit.The annual clinic is a fundraiser for the L.I. Varsity Baseball team to help fix equipment and other necessities.

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Do North Coworking Looks to the Future

Do North CoworkingLYNDONVILLE- The Do North coworking space on the second floor of the former Bag Balm factory in Lyndonville recently hit four months since its opening, and according to its head, the space has been a great success.

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Economic Growth Through Arts and Entertainment

BEATLyndonville-The abundance of outdoor activities and scenic views in the NEK creates regular traffic through Lyndon Center. Entertaining those travelling through has been increasingly difficult as technological advancements have made the usage of high speed internet a neccesity to any business big or small. 


The initiative to boost economic growth in Lyndon Center came in 2017, after a visit from The Vermont Council on Rural Development. The visit was apart of their community visit process, spanning over three months. Public forums were held, bringing the community together to adress their assets, the challenges they face, and their ideas for action. Through these public forums the community created four sub committees, staffed with like-minded individuals who are serious about bettering their community. The committees formed dealt with the economic development of Lyndonville, the pursuit of a recreation department, and the revitilization of the downtown area. Of the four committees, two have stood out and made serious progress in their efforts.

The Economic Development Committee with Evan Carlson as chairperson, has taken advantage of the retail vacancies in town by testing business ideas. Last May the group hosted a two night event to promote the idea of a new bar and eatery in town and saw great success. The committee recently applied for and received a grant from the US Department of Agriculture as well. The application concluded that it would be spending the money from the grant in three seperate areas. Technichal assistance for village center businesses, public WIFI to support tourism, and the largest chunk would be to fund a rural broadband initiative. The money spent for technichal assistance in the village center was distributed so that these businesses could create websites, marketing strategies, and advertising. Public and open WIFI for Lyndon Center is almost complete, its range would stretch from the Do North Co-Working Space in front of Cumberland Farms to Bandstand Park. The largest chunk of the grant is most important to Lyndonville and the surrounding comunities. The rural broadband initiative is an attempt to serve the large population of residents in the NEK who are without high speed internet.

"If we want to attract new young families to this area," says Carlson, "We need to provide the basic infrastructure to allow them to be able to be here and be successful."

Not only do bussiness rely on high speed internet but people working remotely from home are at a disadvantage as well.

Annual Scripps Spelling Bee State Competition

Lyndon Educaiton ThumbnailLYNDON- On tuesday, Some of vermonts top youth spellers competed in the annual Scripps Spelling Bee State Competition held at saint michael's college's. Now in its 92nd year, the spelling bee continues to promote literacy and appreciation for the English language.

 

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Residents Parade Depot St With Lights

Lantern WalkLYNDON -  It was a parade of singing, laughing, coming together and lighting up the night for the first day of spring. Weeks after creating varies lanterns of size, shape and design,

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$2.75 million dollar Lyndonville water bond passes

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LYNDONVILLE -  Residents in the village of Lyndon passed the $2.75 million dollar bond for upgrades to the Vail Transmission Water Main. The vote passed thirteen to three, which allowed the project to progress to the next step.

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Voter Turnout for Village Voting Day - Lyndonville 2019

Voter TurnoutLYNDONVILLE- Traffic at the polls this moring was not too heavy for village meeting day in Lyndonville. Doors opened at 10am and along with elections for some of the town offices, a proposed $2.75 million dollar bond vote also sits on the ballot.

 

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Lyndon Select Board Fills Two Positions

use thisLYNDON – The Lyndon select board gathered Monday evening at the municipal building in Lyndonville. Much of what was gone over was appointing two people to positions in the municipal service. Selectman as well as town administrator Justin Smith sat down with Ken Mason and Sarah Cusino to discuss their qualifications and intentions in serving as representatives for the planning commission and Lyndon Rescue.

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Lyndon Select Board Fills Two Positions (2)

use thisLYNDON – The Lyndon select board gathered Monday evening at the municipal building in Lyndonville. Much of what was gone over was appointing two people to positions in the municipal service. Selectman as well as town administrator Justin Smith sat down with Ken Mason and Sarah Cusino to discuss their qualifications and intentions in serving as representatives for the planning commission and Lyndon Rescue.

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Teacher Appreciation Week
It is Teacher Appreciation, which means it's time for students to thank their teachers for all of the lessons in and out of the classroom that are taught by our masters of education.

Too Many To Stand Under The Umbrella
Due to a false capacity sign at the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, the Umbrella Organization bit off a little more than they could chew with their first annual Spring Gala.

Preparing for Prom
It's officially prom season here in the Northeast Kingdom, and Hope is looking to outfit local ladies with the dresses to bring the house down.