Over the past week we’ve enjoyed reporting on the vast and varied achievements of local people improving our community.

Local runner Jill Zambon is busy training for the Great Wall of China Marathon and raising money to support victims of domestic violence.

Bretton Woods opened yesterday and offered free skiing for anyone donating a non-perishable food item.

Sadie Stetson signed her letter of intent to play basketball at American University. She’s the Hilltoppers’ first D-I female player since Stetson’s aunt, Tonya Rodd, landed at Georgia Tech in 1985.

Red Sox mega-star Mookie Betts is the American League’s Most Valuable Player and Batting Champion.

A $3+ million project to improve Burke’s water quality is almost done.

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon has named Evan Carlson of Sutton entrepreneur-in-residence for Do North Coworking, a new NVU economic development initiative that provides office space and business services in downtown Lyndonville.

It was another successful year for Vermont’s bald eagles with 23 known nesting pairs producing at least 33 successful young according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

St. Johnsbury Academy senior Tyler Wells signed his Letter of Intent to play baseball for the Division II University of New Haven Chargers beginning in the fall of 2019.

Fletcher Manley is the artist of the month at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook.

People started skiing this week on local mountains.

Casey Noyes graduated from the Vermont Police Academy will become a new full-time deputy with the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.

Plymouth State University senior Sam Brunnette, a former state champion runner out of North Country Union High School, was named NCAA Division III New England Region Athlete of the Year.

Julie Desrochers and Matthew Holland got married.

Kathryn Poulos and Chad Weikel announced their engagement.

Paige Anderson and Michael Newman announced their engagement.

Local filmmakers Kathy Swanson and Vince O’Connell premiered their latest independent film at Catamount Arts.

Burke Town School students honored and celebrated Veterans.

St. Johnsbury officials stepped in to fast-track the replacement of an aged water pipe… helping the St. Johnsbury Distillery in efforts to open their new business on Eastern Avenue.

Al “Scoop” Dunn, Sue Teske and Joe Allard were inducted into the Vermont Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.

Three members of the defending champion St. J Academy girls basketball team (Saleena Porter, Neva Bostic and Sadie Stetson), won the 3-on-3 Lone Wolf Athletics SLWL High School Girls League title. Held in Burlington for the last nine Sundays at the Burlington boys and girls club, the squad went undefeated against CVU, Essex, Rice, MMU, Burlington, BFA-St. Albans and South Burlington.

Northern Vermont University- Lyndon women’s basketball players Alissa Mitchell and Lea Crompton swept North Atlantic Conference honors for the first week of the season. Mitchell was named Player of the Week while Crompton was named Rookie of the Week as they led the Hornets to a pair of wins in the Northern Vermont University Tip-Off Classic.

Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield appointed Ethan Paulini as Producing Artistic Director.

Towns throughout the region honored Veterans.

Lake Region Union High School recently announced the start of its own Kindness Rocks Project.

North Country Charter Academy (NCCA) recently announce that Emily Trahan, a NCCA student, was accepted to join the Empower Coos Youth Grants Program initiative.

United Christian Academy named Madeline Lippman, Christopher Dagesse, Samuel Willis Community Service Stars for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon has awarded about 140 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year to 110 current NVU students.

Dalanna Newton, of Sutton, was one of 13 students selected to participate in an environmental service-learning trip to Ecuador with Lasell College.

Steve Quatrini, Eric Hudson and son Wilder Hudson saved one of the oldest homes in St. Johnsbury during an auction.

Littleton Coin Company recently hired David Barber to join the company as Chief Marketing Officer.

NVU-Lyndon President Dr. Elaine Collins delivered an optimistic report during her first annual “State of the College” address.

A local consortium of health care providers and criminal justice organizations received a grant to address the local opioid epidemic.

The Kingdom Taproom & Table - a new restaurant in downtown St. Johnsbury, is hoping to open before the Holidays.

Lyndon Youth Football held its end of season banquet and honored Chase Sanville (Viking Pride Award), Beckett Bailey (5/6 MVP), and Jacob Sanville (7/8 MVP).

Catamount Arts and Kingdom County Productions continued to bring world class entertainment to the Kingdom, presenting the New Chinese Acrobats and Sara Juli at NVU-Lyndon.

St. Johnsbury Academy’s Assistant Headmaster for Academics Jeffrey Burroughs was named Headmaster at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.

A new bakery is taking over the old Pop-M Restaurant location on Main Street, Littleton. Owner and Pastry Chef Kaylee Klein is opening the Crumb Bar (formerly Crumb Bum Bakery) in the space sometime in early December.

Abigail Long, of East Burke, and Maire Folan, of Derby, were named Rising Stars by Vermont Business Magazine.

We’d like to congratulate and thank them all … both for their efforts and for allowing us the privilege of sharing their great news.


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