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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016
New to the sport? Want to knock off some rust, pre-season? Not sure what wrestling is all about? The Springfield VT Wrestling Team invites everyone to come and watch or join the fun from 9 am till 12 noon on Saturday, November 19th. Boys and girls in grades K-8 from Vermont, NH, and MA are invited to a free morning of scrimmage at Riverside Middle School, 13 Fairground Road in Springfield VT.
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016
For the second year in a row, the owners of the Silver Bullet food truck have set up shop at the Color Gauntlet 5K fun run, a fundraising event for the Springfield Wrestling Team. They donate the proceeds of their sales to the team to help with the costs of attending tournaments and purchasing necessary equipment. This year, the Bullet received very generous donations of food from vendors Liberal Beef and Koffee Cup Bakery -- both Claremont NH vendors donated half the cost of their products so that the Bullet could donate even more to the team!
Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Get ready for the holidays by decorating a pre-made evergreen wreath with specially collected greens, natural materials, bows, and other embellishments, plus all the wire, glue guns, and equipment necessary to make the decorating fun and successful. Open to the public, the workshops will take place in Willard Hall at St. Luke's Church, 313 Main Street (Route 11 West) in Chester and will once again benefit both the church and the Chester Conservation Committee's youth environmental-camp scholarships.
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Nature Museum's Eighth Annual Fairy House Festival on September 24th and 25th was a warm, whimsical, and wondrous event. 1,200 visitors from across the Northeast came to Grafton to celebrate the magic of nature and revel in the spirit of fairies. Sunshine spilled over the autumn leaves as the smell of popcorn filled the air. Bubbles floated by as children, parents, and fairy-lovers built fairy houses in the gardens, made crafts, and enjoyed face painting. Thank you to everyone who came out to be a part of it! And a big thank you to all of our fairy house builders and festival volunteers for being the creative foundation which stirs nature's spirit in everyone who attends this event. It was exhilarating to see the excitement of the visitors as they connected with nature in ways that promise to outlast this festival.
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Now in its fourth year, St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Chester is again offering a sale of parishioner donated items. We have practical bargains, along with heirlooms, until October 31st. To review and make a bid, simply go to the church website:, the Auction pages. All proceeds benefit the work of the church, here and in the wider world in need.
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Nature Museum at Grafton will present a talk by wildlife biologist Ben Kilham, PhD on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street, Chester, VT. Highlighted by amazing images, the presentation will focus on how the social behavior of black bears resembles that of humans. The program is geared for adults 10 and up.
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Nature Museum in Grafton, VT offers the Mighty Acorns Club, a pre-school program designed for young explorers to discover the wonders of nature. This club for budding naturalists aged 3-5 and their caregivers meets on the third Thursday of every month of the school calendar year. "Brilliant and Beautiful Bats" takes place on Thursday, October 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Nature Museum.
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
On Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 am-11:30 am, The Nature Museum will present "Native Ways & Giving Nature Thanks" to be held at The Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center in Grafton, Vermont. This autumnal program for families will explore Native peoples' traditions of living in balance with Earth and each other. This hands-on harvest time adventure will highlight the interdependence of all living things in nature and explore gratitude as taught by Native cultures found throughout North America.
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2016
The threat of rain didn't keep dozens of volunteers from signing up to walk and paddle stretches of the Black River in a four-pronged effort to clean junk from the bed and banks of our beautiful waterway. Intrepid students from the Cavendish Elementary School again stepped up to remove all manner of garbage from a lovely historic swimming hole. In partnership with the Town of Cavendish, the kids gained access on foot and their "findings" were taken to the town's transfer station for disposal. A separate crew of adults and teenagers paddled from the Paddock Road bridge down to Hoyt's Landing in Springfield, collecting tires, traffic cones, and even a water-logged old couch cushion from the soft bottom of the river. Rebecca and Aaron Weinstein, with son Kai, joined Jeff Semprebon of Claremont NH, and Mo Stettner with friend Alyssa Bangerter in getting "down and dirty" to haul out the heavy junk while wearing smiles.
Posted: Monday, October 3, 2016
Uniforms. Headgear. Tournament fees. The expenses of running a wrestling team add up. The Springfield VT Wrestlers work hard on the mats, and even harder in the trenches... the fundraising trenches, that is. Most recently, the 2nd Annual Color Gauntlet 5K Fun Run saw ?66? runners and walkers, and many enthusiastic volunteers throwing the home-made, food-coloring-dyed cornstarch powder.

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