The Roots of Bluegrass

billmonroeST. JOHNSBURY - On Thursday at Catamount Arts, local bluegrass musician Bob Amos lead a discussion about the life of Bill Monroe, one of the genre's most significant influencers. According to Amos, many describe bluegrass as a tree, with Bill Monroe serving as the trunk.

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Vermont Preserves the Agricultural Past

SiloST. JOHNSBURY - Christopher Wenger moved from Boston to St. Johnsbury to raise his children outside of the city. Knowing that he wanted to purchase a property possessing land and privacy, Wenger searched throughout the Northeast Kingdom until he stumbled upon Old Silo Farm.

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Depot Street Park, Main Street Grant

st. j commerceST. JOHNSBURY - The Chamber of Commerce for the town of St. Johnsbury has received a vermont grant which they intend to use to revitalize the Depot Square park. The Main Street Grant which the town received from the National Life Group Foundation, and the Vermont Community Foundation, as part of a state-wide grant program.

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Twilight Players Murder Mystery Evening

mystery evening  2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY - The Lyndon State College's Twilight Players had their Murder Mystery Evening this past Saturday night at the Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. The play was based off of a singles bar in New York City and took place inside of a bar on St. Patrick's Day.

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St. Johnsbury Academy Theater Host Drama Festival

dramathumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The theater at St Johnsbury Academy is preparing their one act play from Shakespeare's A Mid-Summer Nights Dream to compete against other schools in Vermont at the Regional Drama Festival.

 

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Fluctuating Temps Good for Maple Business

goodwin sugar house thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - Thanks to the rapid change of temperatures beginning with a modest February thaw into what is now a snow-filled beginning of March, the Maple industry has enjoyed a very profitable and early start to the sugaring season.

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Public Safety Concerns in St. Johnsbury

ST J TOWN TMDST. JOHNSBURY— Public safety was among the bigger issues for the town of St. Johnsbury for Town Meeting Day in 2018. The voters of the town faced a non-binding decision on whether funding for CALEX Ambulance would be removed as an appropriation going forward and made into a contracted item with the town.

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Voters Decide on 18.4 Million Dollar Budget

Ranny Tumbnail  ST. JOHNSBURY- Voters in the town of St. Johnsbury are being asked to approve a nearly one-million dollar increase in the school budget at this year's Town Meeting Day. The increase is due in part to a miscalculation in how many students will be attending Saint Johnsbury Academy in the Fall of 2018 and the 42 unanticipated student tuitions they've had to pay out that have resulted in $710,000 in expenditures.

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Deer Run in at Rec Fit

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ST. JOHNSBURY - RecFit in St. Johnsbury had an unexpected visitor on Saturday morning. At about 11:30, a deer broke through a window on the first floor and ran into the lobby area of the gym.

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CALEX Heads to the Polls

calexST. JOHNSBURY - Since CALEX Ambulance Services opened their doors in 1984, their yearly appropriations have never been voted down on a Town Meeting Day. This is a pattern that C.E.O, Michael Wright, hopes will continue today.

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Girls in STEM

robotthumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Academy's robotics team FRC-2523 is growing in size, mainly within the school's female student population.

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Kingdom All Stars New Members

Kingdom All Stars 2 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY- The Kingdom All Stars performed today at Fuller Hall at the St Johnsbury Academy. Many students, parents, and teachers gathered to watch the band perform today.

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Warm Days for St. J

warm weather thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - We are well above normal temperatures in Vermont for the month of February. Temperatures are a good fifteen degrees above average for this time of year. This can be detrimental to the climate and wildlife for the area, not to mention the intense flood warnings and slippery road conditions that follow a massive snow melt. Luckily, road maintenance has been out clearing the ice and snow, as well as creating runoff pathways so water can find the storm drains.

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St. Johnsbury Police Coverage Ahead of Town Meeting Day

St J PD TMDST. JOHNSBURY— As town meeting day approaches, the police department for the town of St. Johnsbury will be losing some personnel.

"It's just everything coming together at once," Chief Timothy Page of the St. Johnsbury Police Department.

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SJA Robotics Team Prepares for Competition

Robotics ThumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Academy robotics team, Tech Storm FRC-2523 is getting ready for another year of competition. The team competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition and this year it's all about moving power.

 

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St. J School Board $18 Million Dollar Budget

Ranny TumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury school-board is proposing a school district budget increase of nearly one million dollars this year. The inrease is due in part to a miscalculation in how many students will be attending the Saint Johnsbury Academy in the Fall of 2018, and the 42 unanticipated student tuitions they've had to pay out that have resulted in $710,000 in expenditures.

 

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CALEX Vote During St. Johnsbury Town Meeting

St. Johnsbury TMD MunicipalST. JOHNSBURY—The town of St. Johnsbury is proposing an increase to the general fund budget as well as the highway budget that will be put up to the voters on town meeting day. The increase in the general budget is due to the town adopting a new housing program.

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Freshening Up the NEK

VT Food bank ThumbnailOn the third Thursday of every month, locals line up inside Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital; but not for treatment. Instead, they wait for fresh, local produce.

"We actually started this in January of 2016, so this is our 25th month of doing it," said Laural Ruggles, NVRH's Director of Community Health Improvement.

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Ashes to Go

ashestogopicST. JOHNSBURY - Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Those were two of the main phrases that could best describe what was taking place on Main Street in front of the United Community Church this morning. Through the early morning and the seemingly cold temperatures, Reverend's Elisa Lucozzi and Susan Ohlidal were blessing those who walked by for the Ashes to Go event on this Ash Wednesday.

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Local Spin on National Donor Day

NVRHDonorST JOHNSBURY- Not only does February 14th represent a day filled with love in the air, it also represents a day of giving nationwide. This day is marked as National Donor Day. According to organ donation statistics from the U.S. Department of Health Human Services, over 116 thousand men, women, and children and children are on the national transplant watiting list, as of August 2017. As you can imagine, that is a very high number.

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Ashes To Ashes To Go

ashestogopicST. JOHNSBURY - Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Those were two of the main phrases that could best describe what was taking place on Main Street in front of the United Community Church this morning. Through the early morning and the seemingly cold temperatures, Reverend's Elisa Lucozzi and Susan Ohlidal were blessing those who walked by for the Ashes to Go event on this Ash Wednesday.

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Universalists Celebrate 150 Years

Copy of Copy of Copy of ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2ST. JOHNSBURY - January marked the 150'th year anniversary of the Universalist Unitarian Congregation of St. Johnsbury. Brendan Hadash, who served as the reverend for 19 years, commemorated the church's founding by portraying Reverend Tracy R. Spencer in a sermon. Spencer was the first minister to preach in St. Johnsbury, when the church opened in 1868.

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Fundraiser for Furry Felines

KAS thumbnail realST. JOHNSBURY - The Kingdom Animal Shelter hosted a fundraiser on Saturday the 10th to raise money for the unowned animals of the Northeast Kingdom. While the Shelter sees many visitors both human and furry alike, the hardship of staying with the upkeep of running a shelter can be a very daunting task.

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Bringing Music Back to Dog Mountain

Catamount Arts ThumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- For the second year in a row, there will be a summer concert series at Dog Mountain. Catamount Arts was recently awarded the Levitt Amp Grant, which is used to bring free, live music to small cities. The town of St. Johnsbury was one of just 15 cities in the US selected for the grant.

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Hilltopper is More Than Just The Food

ST. JOHNSBURY- The Hilltopper Restaurant is back in business as the St. Johnsbury Academy students are ready to develop their skills with working in a professional workplace.

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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.