Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hartland Elementary School Graduates 41 Students!

On Thursday, Hartland Elementary School graduated 41 8th graders. Most of the students (15) have chosen to attend Hartford High School in the fall. Other High School choices include: Hanover High School (seven students), Kimball Union Academy (one student), The Sharon Academy (five students), Thetford Academy (six students), Windsor High School (six students) and Woodstock High School (one student).
One student, Mason Archambeault a fifth generation HES graduate was celebrated by three previous generations of her family all HES grads. Mason Archambeaultt (Class of 2013), Mason's Mom Martha Archambeault (Class of 1988), Mason's grandfather Thomas Campbell (Class 1963) and Mason's great-grandmother Irene Campbell (Class 0f 1945). Mason's great, great-grandmother also graduated from HES.
More images from the Graduation Ceremony, click here.

8th Grade Graduation
Hartland VT June 13, 2013
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Groovy Times at LOH-Happy Together 2013 Rolls Into Town

Lebanon NH
June 18, 2013

The Turtles, featuring Flo and Eddie, have a groovy tour bus tour going on. They've gathered up some hit makers from the 60's and 70's and are taking their show on the road. This year's incarnation features: 
Gary Lewis (Gary Lewis and the Playboys)
Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
Gary Puckett (Gary Puckett and the Union Gap)
Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
and Flo and Eddie.

The show opened at 7:30 and went until about 10:30 with a brief 20 minute intermission.
Gary Lewis took the stage first.
Gary is the son of comedian and actor Jerry and singer Patti Lewis. His group Gary Lewis and the Playboys had a string of  Top Ten hits in the sixties including a few he performed last night:
"Save Your Heart For Me"
"Everybody Loves a Clown"
"This Diamond Ring" (which he proudly told the crowd "kicked" the Beatles out of the #1 spot in February 1965)
and "She's Just My Style" which he co-wrote with Leon Russell.

Next up was Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders
He announced it was the 50th anniversary of "Louie, Louie" a song written by Richard Berry in 1955 and was made into a Rock and roll Hit by The Kingsman in 1963. He treated the crowd to a "special" version of the song. He had the crowd singing along to his hits: "Arizona", "Good Thing", "Indian Reservation" (which was the biggest selling single for CBS records until being bumped by Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean")

The first set closed with Gary Puckett of the Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.
His hits performed tonight included: 1968 Hits "Lady Willpower",  "Over You",  1969 hits "Don't Give In to Him", "This Girl is a Woman Now", and the 1967 hit "Woman, Woman". He closed with a salute to all the veterans in the audience and asked them to visit his website and to click on the veterans link, and sang a powerful version of his 1968 hit "Young Girl."

After a brief intermission, the voice of Three Dog Night, Chuck Negron walked out onto the stage dressed in white (check out his shoes!) 
He sang a few of the Three Dog Night hits: 1973's "Shambala" and 1970 hits "Celebrate", "Mama Told Me Not to Come". He introduced the band's 1969 hit "Eli's Coming" by saying that there is "documentation that I was there, although I have no recollection of being there." Next up was the 1969 hit "One", which was, according to Negron a million selling single for the band. He closed with the 1971 Record of the Year "Joy to the World", which he prefaced by saying when in the studio Corey and Danny (Corey Wells and Danny Hutton) had concerns that Negron was writing about frogs. Negron joked that Wells said don't forget the fishes! The audience joined for a few verses of the song.

Flo and Eddie came out dancing to "Gagnam Style" then asked the audience, "What have they done to music?" Their hit "Some Girls" followed, the crowd seemed to enjoy this music much better.
Next up, the title cut to their 1968 album, "You, Baby." Next they had the audience yelling NO, NO, NO to the chorus of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe", which was also the title to their first studio album released in 1965 on White Whale Records. The sang their #1 hit, written by Jim McGuinn and Gene Clark (The Byrds) "You Showed Me." They sang their Beatles' parody song "Elenore" and closed with "Happy Together."

They brought the guys back on stage for brief reprises of their hits and sent the audience home with visions of suede fringe and spinning flowers on their minds.

More performance images: click here

Happy Together Tour 2013
A Kirschner Concerts Production
Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon June 18, 2013
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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Billy Wylder Plays the Quechee Balloon Fest Friday

On Friday afternoon at 3 PM the Upper Valley was witness to a new band, Billy Wylder. The guys took the stage at the 34th Annual Quechee Balloon Festival and treated the festival goers to some great music. Some folks recognized local favorite Avi Salloway (formerly of Avi and Celia and Hey Mama) on lead vocals and guitar. The guys played two 45 minute sets as the crowd grew steadily as the afternoon went on. The band will be in Charlotte, VT – The Moonshine at Solfresh Farm –Tickets tonight then on a break while Avi travels to the Middle East.

Catch this band if they come anywhere near you...their enthusiasm is infectious!

From the Billy Wylder website:
From the archaic streets of Jerusalem to the small towns of America and all along the way, music has been the thread and source of strength for Billy Wylder. The band features Avi Salloway from Hey Mama/Avi & Celia joined by a boot kick crew of musical vigilantes.

In the heat of the Arab Spring, Avi traveled to Israel and Palestine to work on an ethnographic music and dialogue project with young Arab and Jewish artists. Through his inspiration from the experience, new songs began to take form and the idea of Billy Wylder was born. The band recorded Sand & Gold with the help of The Low Anthem in Providence, RI and is now touring America, building the “Wylder family” of fans from town to town.

Billy Wylder, like their peers, the David Wax Museum and Vampire Weekend, bring sounds from around the globe to meld with their American roots, taking the listener on a journey from bayou to borough, desert to dreamland. Wylder’s a rebel on horseback, singing songs with the people he meets, songs of love and adventure, filled with the color of his journey.
More performance images, click here.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
6.15 – Charlotte, VT – The Moonshine at Solfresh Farm –Tickets
8.14 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda's
8.16 – Upper Jay, NY – The Recovery Lounge
8.17 – Warren, VT – Private Concert
8.18 – Stockbridge, VT – Tweed River Music Festival – Tickets
Check out their CD at: http://billywylder.bandcamp.com/

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hartland VT was busy last weekend!!!

The Hartland Cooperative Nursery School hosted it's first Spring Into Summer Fun Run on Sunday. About 40 children had pre-registered with more arriving Sunday morning ready to race. The race is a fundraiser for the school. Race Organizer and Hartland Cooperative Nursery School Board of Directors President, Kristin Fauci hopes the race will continue to be run in the future and wanted the community to know that they are accepting Nursery School Enrollments now. For more information about the school. please visit their website: http://www.hcnsvt.org/home or call (802) 436-2580 after 12 PM, Monday – Friday.
More Fun Run images, click here


Immediately following the Fun Run, The Hartland Food and Farm Festival was held from 11 AM until 3 PM.
More Farm and Food Festival images, click here.


Hartland Recreation Center
Hartland VT June 9, 2013
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