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

Local communities celebrated independence on our nation’s birthday.

Derby, Newport, Lyndon and St. Johnsbury nabbed $600,000 in PROSPER grants from UVM.

Kids are learning through Legos at Dailey Memorial Library.

Catamount Arts brought the Circus (Smirkus) to town, featuring local standout athlete and rising SJA senior Asom Hayman-Jones as strongman and juggler.

East Burke’s Jack and Doug Clarner will ride the 40th Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer research.

Local artist Ricky Golden is being featured at 42 Maple.

Amelia Marie Shatney and Michaela May Forget were born.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott called on the following locals for state service: Vermont Downtown Development Board, Patricia Sears of Lowell; Caledonia County Assistant Judge, Merle Haskins of St. Johnsbury; Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living Advisory Board, Ruby Baker of Cabot; Justices of the Peace, Judy Carpenter of Greensboro; State Board of Education, Jenna O’Farrell of St. Johnsbury; Telecommunications and Connectivity Advisory Board, Evan Carlson of Lyndonville and Katherine Sims of Craftsbury.

Littleton Regional Healthcare is opening the region’s first urgent care center on Monday.

Thousands descended on the region for the annual NEMBA fest.

Award-winning independent filmmaker Jay Craven’s will play his newest picture, “WETWARE,” this month at dates including St. Johnsbury, Greensboro and Bethlehem.

The Weathervane Theatre opened for its 54th season.

Quick Lane auto technicians Tyler Carleton and Derek LaCourse and off-duty game warden Cody Jackman jumped into the Passumpsic River to help rescue the Goffs after their car plunged into the water.

KampIWannaHavFun kicked off its 13th season.

St. Johnsbury Academy’s Asom Hayman-Jones was named Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year by our sports staff.

The Lyndon-area 14U Babe Ruth softball team, comprised of kids from Lyndon, St. Johnsbury, Newport, Derby Line and Bradford, won their New England Regional tournament and earned a ticket to the World Series in Florida.

NVU-Lyndon senior student-athlete Abby Salvadore (Portsmouth, N.H.) has been nominated for both the National Collegiate Athletic Association and North Atlantic Conference Woman of the Year awards.

The St. Johnsbury Band helped the St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center celebrate its newest permanent exhibit - featuring the band’s history - with an Independence Day concert. The group is the third oldest continuously operating band in the United States.

The Shores Memorial Museum in Lyndon Center was recognized with both a historic designation and financial support for a restoration project.

The Color of the Kingdom 5K is tomorrow.

St. Johnsbury Academy’s Lia Rotti was named Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year by our sports staff.

East Burke senior athlete Dudley Bell won a number of medals at the National Senior Olympic Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

An estimated crowd of more than 3,000 people flocked to the fourth annual fly-in and transportation festival at the Mt. Washington Regional Airport.

The Lyndon Little League 12U all-stars won the District 4 softball title.

St. Johnsbury Academy’s Jen and Lia Rotti and Lyndon Institute’s Connor McLure were named our 2019 NNEKY Scholar Athletes.

Caledonia County State’s Attorney Lisa Warren hired St. Johnsbury attorney Thomas R. “Tom” Paul.

Wes Ward Auto Repair welcomed Danny Bigelow on staff.

Northeast Kingdom Human Services hosted a pair of family fun open houses in Newport and St. Johnsbury.

The 49th Burklyn Arts Summer Craft Fair is today at Bandstand Park in Lyndonville.

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is planning a “solar parking canopy” and EV charging station in the museum parking lot.

The Union Baptist Church hosted free summer camp for kids.

White Mountains Regional’s Griffin Crane was named Baseball Player of the Year by our sports staff.

Parker Perron (LRU), Jared Cushing (BMU), Tyler Hicks (WMR), Tito Chamul (DHS), Logan Wendell (SJA), Drew Dudas (LI), Jake Cady (SJA), Braxton Brown (WMR), Tyler Wells (SJA), Griffin Crane (WMR), Tim White (DHS), and Zach Moore (WHS) were named to the Caledonian-Record Dream Dozen Baseball team by our sports staff.

Jake Cady (SJA), Logan Wendell (SJA), Tyler Wells (SJA), Will Fowler (SJA), Drew Dudas (LI), Parker Perron (LRU), Keith Herman (LRU), Dylan Gagnon (LRU), Tito Chamul (DHS), Tim White (DHS), Finn Rooney (HU), Nicco Richardson (DHS), Cole Beliveau (DHS), Wyatt Bellavance (HU), Jacob Baesemann (DHS), Tyson Davison (HU), Jared Cushing (BMU), Braxton Brown (WMR), Griffin Crane (WMR), Jack Curtis (WMR), Parker Paradice (LHS), Connor Ash (Pro), Donny Bowman (WHS), Zach Moore (WHS), Brendan Walker (WHS), Gavin Simpson (GHS), Ethan Riggie (Lis), Josh Finkle (LHS), Evan Lloyd (Pro), Corey Bemis (WHS), Dylan Carpino (CA), Tyler Murro (LHS), Andrew Eastman (Pro), Billy Green (WHS), and Patrick Reardon-Estes (WHS) all earned All-State and/or All-League baseball honors.

Over 1,000 visitors flocked to Maxwell’s Neighborhood Farm in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom for Vermont’s annual Breakfast on the Farm.

Alexa and Aaron Airoldi opened the Outpost Luxury Treehouse.

The Lupine Montessori School opened in Littleton.

The Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging welcomed Laura Valcour as Director of Nutrition and Wellness.

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


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