H.O.P.E Keeps Up With Demand

hopestatLYNDONVILLE - The H.O.P.E store in Lyndonville has been keeping up with raising demands for both their food shelf and their backpack program.

H.O.P.E., short for Helping Other People Everyday, has seen the number of those in need of food increase from 2011 to 2012, despite the recent change over to supplying prepackaged bags of food.

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Veterans Are Honored in Park

veterans parkLYNDON - Flags were waving and trumpets were playing as many saluted the Veterans at Lyndon State College. The fountain in the center of the Vermont state college is being transformed into a park that will help to celebrate all the Veterans that are students at the college.

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Democrats Celebrate

democratic headquartersLYNDON - Democratic candidates from all over Vermont got together has night as they awaited the ballots to the tallies. Many members of the Democratic party made an appearance, which made for a emotional experience as a whole.

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Lyndon Outing Club Serves Up Some Chili

chili cookoff LYNDON - The Lyndon Outing Club hosted their 5th Annual Chili Cook Off, where people from all over the NEK gathered to taste a wide variety of different chili recipes. The days events included live music, and a skate jam competition, and of course the chili contest.

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A Season Dedicated to Brothers

dedicated to brothers LYNDON – This year a football team is dedicating their season to two local alumni.

Bruce and John Simpson graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1977 and 1984. Saint Johnsbury natives and avid football players for Lyndon Institute, they passed away this year from cancer.

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New Arena Manager

new managerLYNDON - A staple in the Lyndon community has a new manager, Fenton Chester Arena has hired Bonnie Kirchoff to oversee the everyday activities of the popular attraction.

A graduate of Lyndon Institute, Kirchoff has been all over the country getting her degree and working at ice rinks.

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Local Author Shares Her Story

songofvLYNDONVILLE - Students and community members gathered in the Lyndon State College's library to be a part of the unveiling of a new novel. 

The book, which is entitled "Song Of The Vikings" is written by local author Nancy Marie Brown.

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Lyndon Furniture Makes Custom Table for Governor

lyndon furnitureLYNDON - It's not every day that Governor Peter Shumlin asks you for a custom piece of furniture, but that's exactly what happened to Dave Allard, the owner of Lyndon Furniture.

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Local Bookstore Celebrates Halloween

books n beyondLYNDON - Nature's Mysteries Books and Beyond celebrated its one-year anniversary with a Halloween-themed gathering last night. The store is one of the only locations in the Northeast Kingdom to offer tarot and astrology readings, and owner Michelle Wildflower hopes that events like the one from last night can draw a larger crowd to her establishment.

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Classical Concert in Lyndonville

BassoonLYNDON - On their first of two stops in the Northeast Kingdom, Heliand Consort performed at Lyndon Institute Thursday evening. 

Currently on their sixth season, Heliand Consort is traveling across Vermont for the Winds Take Flight Tour. Heliand Consort consists of an oboist, a clarinetist and a bassoonist. They perform a variety of new world, classical and French masterpieces.

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Paving Planned for South Wheelock Road

Lyndonville PavingLYNDON - Lyndon's town manager, Dan Hill, said today that the town of Lyndon is planning to begin repaving South Wheelock Road next summer.  "It's not going to get cheaper if we wait," Hill said. "So we're going to take the existing funds that we have, sort out what section needs to be done - or what we can afford to do - and do it next summer."

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Lyndon's Canine Head Count

AnimalRescueLYNDON - In Lyndon, animal control officer Cindy Cady keeps local strays safe while attempting to find them a home.

She also runs the Lyndon Dog Pound, which provides a safe place for the animals and keeps them from roaming the streets.

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Custom Carts Come to LI

GolfCartsLYNDON - Students at Lyndon Institute and St. Johnsbury Academy are getting an opportunity to work on a unique project with the Caledonia County Sheriff's Department. The Sherriff's Department purchased two golf carts to be used in simulated drunk and distracted driving courses; the automotive program at each school will have an opportunity to customize the golf carts however they see fit.

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Dispensary Fate Undecided

dispensariesfateundecidedLYNDON - After being handed the issue of looking into medical marijuana dispensaries, the Lyndon Planning Commission has not reached a final decision on how Lyndon should handle these issues.

At their latest meeting, the commission discussed four possible options for marijuana dispensaries.

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Bernie Sanders Visits Lyndon State College Community

bernie sandersLYNDON - Senator Bernie Sanders has been here, there and everywhere talking to Vermonters about key issues he believes in. Sanders has made it a point that among his 40 visits so far, colleges and universities were among them.

He visited Lyndon State College for a rally to speak to students and faculty.

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First Female Preacher in NorthEast Kingdom

traveling priestLYNDONVILLE - The first female preacher keeps going.

A resident of Lyndonville since the 1950's Janette Mc Knight has been a preacher all over the NorthEast Kingdom.

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L.I. Field Hockey Faces Rice

Li Field Hockey v. RiceLYNDON - Lyndon Institute hosted undefeated Rice Memorial on Wednesday for their last home game of the season.

Both teams started strong in the first half, displaying solid stick handling and ball movement. The teams played a scoreless draw in the first half.

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National Physical Therapy Month

physical therapy month LYNDON - October is National Physical Therapy Month. Many people are under the impression that physical therapy are only for people who are recovering from an injury, but that's not necessarily true.

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Censored Books Take Center Stage

banned books ladyLYNDON - This week is the 13th Annual Banned Books Week. Sponsored by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week is organized to show the importance of the first amendment and raise awareness of censorship.

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Rotarians Lend A Hand

rotarianslendahandLYNDON - The Friends of the Cobleigh Public Library are getting ready for the start of their annual book sale on Friday October 5th.

With boxes upon boxes of books, the Friends of the library use the help of the Lyndonville Rotary Club to get everything set up and ready for the big weekend.

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A Different Way to Stay Active

tap dancingLYNDON - Every Wednesday afternoon, a small group of people gather to work on techniques as a part of "Dance Images by Heidi."

Heidi Broome started instructing dance classes in 1989, using her feet to "tap" to the beat of the music.

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Future of the Lyndon Adventure Race

adventureraceLYNDON - After three failed attempts at hosting the Lyndon Adventure race, Lyndon State Adventure Activites Coordinator Jamie Struck is looking forward.

Struck and his team of students have made new plans for next year, hoping to invite community members up the hill.

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Gas Prices Rising in Vermont

gasVERMONT - Gas prices are on the rise again all over there country. The national average price for gas is three dollars and eighty cents a gallon, while in Vermont the average is three dollars and ninety-five cents a gallon.

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VSO Comes to the Kingdom

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LYNDON - The Vermont Symphony Orchestra presented their 18th annual Made in Vermont Music Festival statewide tour this past week in eight villages and towns all across Vermont.

 

The VSO started off its annual tour on September 21st, and will be performing their last performance for the tour tonight at 7 p.m. at Castleton State College in the Castleton Fine Arts Center.

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Lyndon Kids Get Unique Greeting

Students Meet CandidatesLYNDON - Candidates running for the state senate gathered with both voters as well and future voters Wednesday evening. The meet and greet, held at the Thaddeus Stevens School in Lyndon, is held every two years, and it's more than opportunity for candidates to discuss their stances on topics. The forum also allows students to interact with the candidates and develop an interest in politics.  

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

Toy Swap

One local group taking donations to cloth the needy.

 

School Music Wall

6th graders are asking for community donations of pots and pans so they can build a music wall for all students in the school to use on the playground.

 

Village Donations

The Village sports store donated some cleats to Lyndon Institute