Veterans Day in Lyndonville

Veterans Day ThumbnailLyndonville - Veterans Day, the national holiday which celebrates our brave soldiers was this past Saturday, November 11th. The American Legion Post in Lyndonville held a lunch-in to support and honor those who have served in our military.

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Hunter's Breakfast

Hunter breakfastLyndonville - This past weekend, the American Legion Post #30 held a breakfast for all hunters going out on the first hunting weekend of the year. All the profit from the breakfast went towards some of the charities the post has to help veterans.

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Local Craft Fair Brings the Community Together

LYNDONVILLE-The Northeast Kingdom Craft Fair will start on Saturday, November 25th in the Lyndon State College Rite Bole Gym. More than 50 craft vendors will join the fair and sell their handmade crafts. The event is free for the public.

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Closing One Door, and Opening Another

Jason Birch ThumbnailLYNDON- Walking by him on the street, Jason Birch may look like an ordinary person. But if you heard his story, you wouldn't believe the transformation he's gone through.

Three years ago, Birch was in Burlington, on the streets, in what he described as one of the worst times of his life.

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A Sign Of Hope In Lyndonville

jasonhopepicLYNDON- Volunteering to give back. That’s what one local man is doing. Jason Birch is a volunteer at H.O.P.E. in Lyndonville. Howewver, what people may not know is that before he was a volunteer for H.O.P.E, he was one of the people who was aided by the organization.

 

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Pennies for Prizes and Veterans

penny auction thumbnailLYNDON - The American Legion Unit 30 held a Penny auction on Saturday, November 4th.  The event was held to fundraise for Veterans, and some who attended the event say that it was a great outing for the community and veterans alike.

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Champions For The First Time

li field hockey winBURLINGTON - The Lyndon Institute field hockey team were able to grab the Division Three championship title for the first time.

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Odd Weather Stalls Winter Farm Prep

winter farm prepLYNDON— The unusual weather the Northeast Kingdom has experienced in the past few weeks has made preparations for the winter season on farms a little different.

"Usually the ground is frozen by now," said Mark Dill, Owner of Chandler Pond Farm in Lyndonville.

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Lyndon Youth Hockey Prepares for Season

LAYHALyndon- The Lyndon Area Youth Hockey Association is set to begin practices and games for the upcoming season. This year the league has around 110 players from the Lyndon area that have signed up to play.  

 

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More Than Just Books

bookfairltsLYNDON- Book fairs in elementary and middle schools might be just be filled with the Guinness book of world records or the magic tree house. Those are books that are popular among young kids. But what if in addition to the fun of reading, it also served a better purpose. The Lyndon town school tries to do just that.

Winter Parking Ban

parking banLYNDONVILLE-The Lyndonville winter parking ban went into effect yesterday, November 1st. The ban will be in effect through  April 15, 2018  and takes place between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. Cars will not be allowed to park on the side of the road in town, because plows need a clear road in order to plow the snow.

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Fun and Frights at the Firehouse

halloween firehouseLYNDON - The Lyndonville Fire Department will be hosting their annual Halloween stop at the firehouse. For the past 3 years, the Lyndonville Fire Department has used the garage for the firetrucks as a trick or treating destinations for the kids of the town.

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Strong Winds Cause Power Outages

LYNDON- In the beginning of the week, Burke was hit with some strong winds that caused a few incidents of power outages.

There are multiple kinds of wind storms. Burke faced a large scale storm system, which means the winds that hit the state of Vermont came from the south. When a tree comes in contact with an electrical line, it can weaken the power of electricity which causes power outages.

 

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Fall Concert Involves Many Groups

li fall concertLYNDON— Lyndon Institute's Music Department hosted their fall concert on Thursday.

The program included performances from seven different ensembles.

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Tournament Scores More Than Touchdowns

hunger bowl thumbnailLYNDON- This past weekend was all about football in the Northeast Kingdom. But some games were about more than just a trophy.
The fifth annual Hunger Bowl took place on Sunday, October 22nd from 8am-7pm on the fields at the Lyndon Town School with a goal of achieving much more than just flags and touchdowns.

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Lyndonville Bank Seeks More Space

house zonging placeLYNDONVILLE- The manager of the NorthCountry Credit Union Bank located at Lyndonville’s 854 Center Street wants to expand its room right next door to 155 South Street. This has not been a smooth process, because this area is private property for residential purposes, not for marketing. In order to use this land for commercial purposes, the bank needs to rezone it.

 

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Fenton Chester Arena Battling Warm Weather

Fenton chester arenaLYNDON- With the cold weather coming in, people are going to start putting their skates on and start hitting the ice. With that in mind, the Fenton Chester Arena is battling this odd fall weather while putting their ice down.

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Mic to Monitor Event

Mic to Monitor EventLYNDON- When you think about the North East Kingdom, most people think about the beautiful scenery, the mountains, the ski industry, and other outdoor atractions. When you think about the music industry, most people think about Nashville, Los Angeles, or New York. But sometimes people from rural areas have big city dreams, which is in part why the "Mic to Monitor Tour" made a stop at Lyndon State College Tuesday night to inspire and insight people from the area with a passion for the music industry.

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A Day of Milestone Celebrations

li 150LYNDON - Lyndon Institute, St. Johnsbury Academy, and their rivalry football game were the center of celebrations prior to kickoff number 113 between the two schools.

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LI v. ST. J: A rivalry 113 games in the making

LI v. ST. J thumbnailLYNDONVILLE - The annual football rivalry match between Lyndon Institute and St. Johnsbury Academy unravelled Saturday the 21st. With a final score of 61 - 14, the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers had a big win over the Vikings of Lyndon Institute, the game left some players bruised and others headstrong. However, the hard work and dedication on both sides of the ball made parents and coaches feel pride and accomplishment in their players.

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How High Schools Handle Concussed Football Players

ConcussionsFBall(Lyndon): In a study released this past July, researchers at Boston University found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a “progressive, degenerative brain disease,” may be more common among football players than previously thought. According to Dr. Amanda VanStraten, neurologist at NVRH, there are some standardized assesments and clinical symptoms that people use to diagnose concussion, but the process involving brain injury from repeated head injuries has been known for a long time, and in other sports. "[Legendary boxer] Muhammed Ali is a well known case (the old term is dementia pugilistica)," said Dr VanStraten. The study found CTE in 99 percent brains obtained from NFL players (with the majority being deceased). The study also found the disease in 21 percent of high school players.

 

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Lyndon Institute Preps for 113th Game

LI GAME PREPLYNDONVILLE- This Saturday Lyndon Institute will be hosting Saint Johnsbury Academy in their annual rivalry football game. The Vikings aren't the only ones who have been preparing all week. 

 

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An Educated Choice

riversideschoolLYNDONVILLE- The Riverside School was founded thirty-six years ago by Tim Thompson of Kirby. The School started in his own house and has been transformed into a multi building property on 30 Lily Pond Road with over one-hundred students. Thompson now lives in Kirby, however, within the past year a new school district has been formed that the Riverside School is a part of; that district is called the “School Choice” district. The district is made up of ten schools in towns that include Granby, Maidstone, Kirby, and Lyndonville. The district is also the biggest school district in terms of landmass in that state and it stretches from the Canadian border down to Kirby.

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Bank Zoning in Lyndon

BANK ZONING

LYNDON- The Lyndon Selectboard held a public hearing in the Lyndon Municipal Building on Monday, October 16th. This hearing held for public review of and comment on the re-Zoning.

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Organization Brings Hope to NEK

LYNDONVILLE- It’s no secret that the Northeast Kingdom continuously struggles with hunger and homelessness, but one organization is continuously there for the people in the surrounding community. 

 

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Snow Storm Outages

We talked with Lyndonville Electric about the power outages in the area.

 

Flu Shots

Flu season is ahead of us, see how you can help yourself from getting sick.

 

Lyndonville Apartments to be Demolished

LA proposal that came out last fall is starting in March, we talked to rural Edge to find out more.