COLCHESTER — Just off the highway, The Tackle Box is geared up to give you the best day out on the ice this winter. After that, the store will also be ready to provide you with warmer-weather fishing and hunting equipment.
Dominated by shades of gray, the landscape appears bleak in winter. Look closer and you may glimpse muted mauves in the distant mountains or the warm glow that envelopes the land at the golden hour.
BROOKLINE -- Take camping to a whole new level with this open-air cabin that’s tucked into a forest grove on a flower farm. But get your reservations in now.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The United Way of Northwestern Vermont has acquired Common Good Vermont as one of its programs, according to a release.
MONTPELIER — COVID Support VT is helping Vermonters find ways to reset the unease and stress brought on by the nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic. The organization suggests that people:
BARRE — The third #802phonesdown!headsup! video public service announcement contest is open for entries, and Vermont high school students are encouraged to submit theirs through March 15.
ST. ALBANS — You can support the mission of the American Red Cross by doing more than giving blood. The Red Cross also has virtual volunteer positions that you might be able to fill.
GRANBY/VICTORY — You don’t realize how much you rely on electricity until a tree limb falls on the wires outside and knocks out your power. The towns of Granby and Victory, found in the Northeast Kingdom, didn’t get to experience the luxury until 1963 when they were the last two to do so.
This Thursday, Jan. 7, the Long Trail’s caretaker, the Green Mountain Club (GMC), will host 2021’s first edition of the James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Speaker Series.
The start of the New Year is a great opportunity to explore the rich and vast public resources available to everyone in the digital world. If it’s hard to know where to start a virtual adventure, the Messenger has compiled a short list of interesting places you can visit online this weekend.
Center for Technology, Essex (CTW) health informatics students recently made 50 bottles of hand sanitizer for Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors (HANDS), an organization that provides meals and support to seniors in Chittenden County. The organization's plan was to add half the bottles to…
EDEN -- Depending on how much space you need, how much time you plan to be inside, or how much money you’re looking to spend, this Airbnb superhost has the right option for you with a pair of properties right on Lake Eden.
Institutions of higher education have begun announcing their lists of top academic performers for the fall 2020 semester, including Clarkson University. A handful of students hailing from Essex earned a stellar grade point average which surpassed the requirement for the accolades.
WILLISTON -- The New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) has announced that David Bird, of Essex, has taken on the position of digital marketing manager for the business.
BURLINGTON -- University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Leffler announced Wednesday that a competitive, national search and multiple town hall-style employee interviews have resulted in the hiring of Peg Gagne, of Essex, as the hospital’s next c…
There was no shortage of bad news and sad stories told during the year 2020, but there was still a good deal of positivity shared through the community and reasons to make you smile.
There are a lot of ways to give back to your community these days, but did you know you can make the time you spend in the digital world meaningful to those in need?
MONTPELIER — If you’re new to ice fishing or you’re looking for fishing tips, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VTF&W) wants you to connect with its staff members during new Educational Patrols this winter on Vermont lakes and ponds.
ST. ALBANS TOWN — Life can be sweet, but one craft meadery in St. Albans is taking the natural nectar of the gods and bringing the tradition of mead-making to the green mountains.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) is kicking off a five-part virtual concert series this weekend, bringing local Vermont musicians and other well-known names right to your home for free.
Like many other clubs and organizations, the Essex High School Choir Club has got virtual and has been meeting every Monday through videoconference.
ESSEX JUNCTION – A lifelong Essex resident received some gubernatorial recognition Friday during Gov. Phil Scott’s weekly Friday news conference as an “example of how Vermont lights the way.”
When planning a foreign adventure, adding a garden to the itinerary is an ideal way to be outside, avoid large crowds and leisurely explore on a budget.
Students at Essex Elementary School and Founders Memorial School have or will be participating in the Hour of Code in the month of December. The Hour of Code started as an introduction to computer science, designed to give students a better understanding of 'code' and to show that anybody ca…
WINOOSKI — Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and all their friends can be found for free this weekend with one of their holiday specials set to be shown on PBS.
This holiday season Christmas trees laden with cherished ornaments and twinkly lights evoking a sense of wonder, peace and warmth will adorn our homes. When the festivities conclude, this cozy haven disappears as we relinquish our trees to the trash. For many, this sharp change in scenery, t…
Ms. Coviello and Ms. Lee's fifth-grade classes at Thomas Fleming School recently had an opportunity to Zoom with Representative-elect Karen Dolan.
In the past, the Professional Foods program at Center for Technology, Essex has served between 100-120 senior citizens at the Essex Alliance Church a Thanksgiving meal. In a year where social distancing has made it not possible and with many seniors alone for the holiday, this year they prep…
The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS (NVBR) announced its 2020 Rookie of the Year recently with the award going to Essex resident Marie Shepherd.
Even, or maybe especially, during a year that has provided so many hardships to so many facets of people’s lives, the Reporter wanted to know: What are people thankful for?
ESSEX – This Thanksgiving, the Essex Fire Department (EFD) and an Essex family have something unique to be thankful for. In November, EFD enthusiastically took possession of its new fire engine with excitement, matched by its special “fire girl,” Addi, for which it was named.
One of our native wildlife species historically played an important role on Thanksgiving Day. North America’s native wild turkeys were the ancestors of the Thanksgiving turkey on our dinner table.
ESSEX -- First-time and returning customers alike can get their hands on new toys, games, and puzzles before making a purchase simply by visiting Turner Toys & Hobbies in Essex.
My hands brush against the dead grass, something once so green now unrecognizable. The sky is black with smoke, though there are no clouds. I pull up my mask slightly, trying to stop ash from getting inside. We use masks for more than one reason now.
ESSEX -- The joy of decorating the yard and the front of his house has led to an Essex resident reaching deep into his pockets for charity this holiday season.
ESSEX -- The idea might seem strange to some owners, but feeding your furry friends raw pet food could become popular in the near future. One recently-opened shop in Essex Junction, Rolling Meadows Pet Supplies (RMPS), would be ahead of that curve if it does begin to garner more traction.
ESSEX -- The fourth week of Essex Rotary’s Essential Worker Superstars program saw Diane Kirson-Glitman and Cynthia Hooley get selected as the award winners.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, here’s some ways you can help provide food to better others’ holidays.
ESSEX -- With the help of waivers approved by the USDA this fall, the Essex Westford School District (EWSD) Child Nutrition Program will now be able to provide free food for local children to a much-greater extent than the previously-reported possibility of the program ending in December.
ESSEX -- Essex Rotary has announced the third week of its Essential Worker Superstars with the honors going to Scott Fay and Fran Kinghorn.