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Springfield's Wrestlers Making Waves
Posted: February 13, 2019
The Junior High and High School wrestlers are making great strides and powering through the tournament season! On January 26, the team hit the mats at Vergennes HS. Skylar Wallace and Brandon Bennett each nailed the first-place spot, and Donavin Sprano brought home a bronze for third place. The junior high team saw some arms raised in victory that day, including a third-place win by Trenton Rumrill and a champ spot on the podium for newcomer Ayden Smith.
Wild Eyes: An Exclusive Snowshoe Hike for Animal Lovers with Wildlife Biologist Chris Bernier and The Nature Museum
Posted: February 1, 2019
Black bears, moose, otters, beavers, muskrats, coyotes, red and gray foxes... these are just some of the mammals regularly seen at the Turner Hill Wildlife Management Area, located in the towns of Athens and Grafton, Vermont. On March 9, a select group of explorers will get the chance to snowshoe through this beautiful property with expert guidance, learning to observe, appreciate, and respect local wildlife.
Posted: January 31, 2019
The 2019 LEGO Contest is taking place on Saturday March 16 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street, Chester, VT. The event is open to LEGOmaniacs Pre-K through Grade 8 and their families.
Springfield Wrestler Donavin Sprano Champ at Essex
Posted: January 31, 2019
Seven members of the Springfield, VT's varsity wrestling team battled it out for the two-day Michael Baker Classic tournament in Essex on January 18th and 19th. Coach Don Beebe was very pleased with the efforts put forth by every grappler.
Don Dalton of Smokeshire Piano Service Repairs Whiting Library's Piano
Posted: January 31, 2019
Don Dalton of Smokeshire Piano Service has completed the much-needed repair of Whiting Library's piano. The Library is extremely grateful for this generous service to the community. The 1950's era Story and Clark upright was donated over 15 years ago and has languished on the lower floor. When Don volunteered his service, the piano was moved to the main floor in more favorable heat and light where he began a thorough assessment of its needs.
Poetry Nighters Donate Compilation Book To Whiting Library
Posted: January 31, 2019
Poetry Nighters Bill Dakin (left), of Chester, and Bill Reed, formerly of Chester, present a copy of the recently published "Poetry Night, Twenty-five Years" to Sharon Tanzer, Whiting Library librarian. The book is a compilation of a quarter-century's worth of poems written by a group of friends for their annual Poetry Night, a pot luck gathering that began in Bill and Lynne Reed's back yard in Grafton, then moved to behind Misty Valley Books, when the Reeds bought the book store.
Posted: January 18, 2019
Coach Floyd Buck, Jr. recently headed to Fair Haven, VT with the high school wrestlers for the annual Slater Dual Meet, while Coach Don Beebe took the junior high team to Milton, VT for a tournament. Every grappler showed improvement, strength, determination, and spirit - the high school team racked up eight wins against teams such as Mt Anthony (Bennington) and Burr & Burton (Manchester); junior high wrestlers brought home 2nd place (Ayden Smith) and 3rd place (Cole Wright) along with several other wins after a very long day of grappling.
Whiting Library Welcomes New Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Kaufman
Posted: January 14, 2019
Whiting Library, located on Main Street in Chester, is delighted to welcome new Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Kaufman. After several months, many applicants and interviews, Stephanie will be joining the staff of Whiting Library and offering her services to the children, teens and families of the community.
Springfield's Varsity Wrestlers Rock Otter Valley
Posted: January 7, 2019
The team scored 5th place overall at a varsity tournament on December 29th, under the direction of Coach Floyd Buck, Jr. and assistant coaches John Stafford, Jr. and Bradley Bennett, veterans of the Springfield wrestling program.
Springfield VT Wrestling Results From Otter Valley and Saint Johnsbury
Posted: December 14, 2018
Fantastic work by the Springfield VT Wrestlers yesterday! The Junior High/JV crew hit Otter Valley in Brandon, VT - every single kid put forth their very best effort on the mats.
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Saturday, March 9
Wild Eyes: An Exclusive Snowshoe Hike for Animal Lovers with Wildlife Biologist Chris Bernier and The Nature Museum
The group will meet first at the Grafton Trails and Outdoors Center at 783 Townshend Rd in Grafton for an indoor introduction before carpooling to a nearby access point for the Turner Hill Wildlife Management Area.
Saturday, March 16
2019 LEGO Contest
NewsBank Conference Center
352 Main Street
Chester, VT
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