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

Kirby businessman Heath Bunnell is carefully salvaging a historic barn to make room for a new wood product recycling operation on Route 2.

White Mountains Regional High School was awarded a $250k Barr Foundation Grant to help reshape the high school experience for students and staff.

Local non-profit group Memphremagog Community Maritime is just weeks away from closing on tour boat Northern Star, now at dock on Lake Memphremagog.

Mountain bikers keen to get rolling can do so this Sunday at the PRKR MTN Trails in Littleton, where the Tour de Borderlands has the second of a series of seven rides set up this summer.

Paige Hale (DHS), Ariel Switser (LI), Tyler Wells (SJA), Tim White (DHS), Josh Finkle (LHS), Katelyn Brown (DHS), Stephen Aldrich (WHS), DJ Nelson (BMU), McKenzie Dennis (WHS), Colby Zaun (LI), Evan Thornton-Sherman (SJA), Lizzie Jones (SJA), Nick Sanborn (LHS), Morgan Wagstaff (WHS), Sarah Britton (WHS), Calvin Roy (WHS), Lilly Leach (SJA), Ellie Rice (SJA), Ryan Egan (SJA), Max Burt (SJA), Colleen Flinn (DHS), Parker Paradice (LHS), Zach Horne (LHS), Jared Jesseman (Lis), Shea McCaffrey (LI), were all named Daily Top Performers by our sports staff.

NCU alum, Harvard senior and violinist Adele Woodmansee comes home to play a recital at Goodrich Memorial today.

More than 40 kids took part in the annual Caledonia Forest & Stream Club Fishing Derby at the Weidmann Pond.

North Country’s Alexis Lefaivre and St. Johnsbury Academy’s Asom Hayman-Jones were named Hoagie’s Athletes of the Week by our sports staff.

Cottage Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Maria Ryan, PhD, APRN, was selected by the National Rural Healthcare Association (NRHA) as this year’s recipient for the coveted Louis Gorin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rural Health Care.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that pediatrician Dr. Joshua Kantrowitz of St. Johnsbury Pediatrics at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is Vermont’s 2019 Childhood Immunization Champion.

Two dozen cows got a chance to tour the area after they wandered off the Gingue farm in St. Johnsbury. Gingue family members and neighbors rallied to corral the wayward heifers.

Thanks largely to the efforts of Norma Berry Williams, a memorial for local veterans of the War of 1812 and American Revolution will be dedicated in Sheffield.

A group of Northern Vermont University- Lyndon (NVU) students, faculty and staff ran a half-marathon in New York City to help raise awareness about climate change.

Lyndon Institute held its annual prom celebration at NVU-Lyndon.

Lyndon Institute guard Dylan Young will play his college basketball at NVU-Johnson starting next year.

Cecelia Hope Duncan, Mallary Emma Mae Cuthbertson, Emilie Grace Marchbanks, Elizabeth Rose Forthun, Scarlett Rose Ball, Lincoln Clayten Hoadley, and Layla Moon Jones were all born.

Jay Peak donated proceeds from the Schlamm Jam to the Jay Community Recreation Center and the Montgomery Recreation Department.

Wisteria Franklin of Wheelock was a top finisher at the state 4-H horse judging contest.

The St. Johnsbury Select Board banned tobacco use in public spaces.

Local wilderness rescuers helped save a lost Dartmouth student near Mt. Moosilauke and two lost hikers on Mt. Isolation in Pinkham Notch.

East Burke 16-year-old Naia Tower-Pierce earned first place in the junior female division of the Transvulcania Media Maratón (half marathon) Mountain Run on the volcanic island of La Palma, Spain.

Umbrella hosted its first-ever fundraising gala at the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center.

Kiwanians report that their first ever live auction was a smashing success. Almost $18,000 was raised to support the operation of the Kiwanis Pool.

Colebrook natives Bob Fortin (posthumous) and Claude Hebert were inducted into the Eastern Snowmobile Racing Hall of Fame.

The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Student Veterans Association honored local celebrity and World War II Marine Corps veteran Pete Racine. The group also will raise a new American flag at H.O.P.E.

The annual bike safety fair was held at the Father Lively Center in St. Johnsbury.

Tanner Carpenter, Bryce Stevens, and Gemma Stowell will represent Lyndon Town School at National History Day in Washington, D.C. after their strong performances at the Vermont History Day at UVM.

The Newport Rotary Club presented scholarships to students during the recent 75th annual Rotary Northeast Music Festival held at North Country Union High School. Receiving scholarships were Kari Cochran of St. Johnsbury Academy, Grace Castle and Isaac Chaput both of North Country Union High School. Vivian Spates was honored for her work as the festival accompanist for over 40 years.

St. Johnsbury received a $35,000 grant from Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development for development of its Three Rivers Path Trail Head project.

More than 100 local volunteers planted native trees to extend the riparian buffer - a vegetated buffer to protect waterways from adjacent land uses - on the banks of the Passumpsic River in East Burke.

Local Boy Scouts Nate Hallerburg of Lancaster and Niall Devlin of Maidstone will each be presented with the BSA Eagle Scout Award, Scouting’s highest award, at a special joint Eagle Court of Honor.

The Lyndon Institute softball team is supporting BFA-Fairfax’ Alex Blair who is playing through chemotherapy as she battles leukemia.

St. Johnsbury Academy musicians (Mason Davis, Emma Buhner, Henry Sipples, Sze Chun Chan, Gavin Ghafoori, Lukas Morris, Marc Lamontagne, Cecilia Sweeney, Kaci Cochran, Madison Wilson, Elizabeth Gilmartin, Rose Sullivan, Luke Young Xu, Kat Mayhew, Lia Rotti, Jen Rotti, Chelsea Chen, Harmony Evans, Jordan Barbour, Joseph Vineyard, Hyun Jeen Yang, Jiaxin Du, Zachary Anti and Qiongyin Yan) performed at the All State Music Festival at U32 in East Montpelier.

The award-winning St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre is presenting the whimsical and charming musical play “Amelie” in Fuller Hall this weekend.

The Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and business celebration at NVU-Lyndon.

Lyndon Institute’s Susanne Norwood has been chosen as president-elect for the Vermont chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).

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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