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Red Sox Three Championship Trophies Visit Windsor VT

The trio of World Series trophies won by the Boston Red Sox made a pit stop in Vermont this weekend during a Windsor-based antique car show. Locally-owned Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community hosted its 14th Annual Antique Car Show this past Sunday featuring tours of the facility’s latest wing and, of course, the three championship trophies won by the Red Sox. “We are a very big Red Sox fan family,” said Patricia Horn, who co-owns the facility with her mother Mary Louise Sayles. Horn is the latest in a multi-generational line of Red Sox fans. "We advertise on Red Sox radio (KOOL 93.9 out of Woodstock) so they contacted us about giving us a chance to have the three trophies for viewing and pictures. More event images: More Boston red Sox Images: Construction crews broke ground on a snowy February day on a $10 million upgrade to offer more residen

Zack's Place Theater Guild Presents The Original Musical "A Horse Shoe In Time"

Yoh Theatre, Woodstock Union High School Woodstock VT June 17, 2014 On Tuesday Zack's Place Theater Guild performed its third musical, "A Horse Shoe in Time The Musical." The play was written and directed by Holly Levison and performed at the Yoh Theatre at the Woodstock Union High School. The folks of Zack's Place are cleaning out their new building and find an old toolbox and horseshoe, they all magically disappear. Covering this phenomenal story, the ZBS broadcasting reporters also disappear while examining the toolbox. The cast journeys back to 1850s Woodstock and must find a way to return to current day Woodstock. They also meet up with Justin Morgan and his horse who have time traveled forward. The Zack's Place Theater Guild created the story, selected the music and choreographed all the dances. Zack's Place Theater Guild A Horse Shoe In Time, The Musical Yoh Theatre, Woodstock VT June 17, 2014 Copyright ©2014 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Little Shop of Horrors Takes Over Barnard Town Hall

Barnard Vermont June 21, 2014 BarnArts transformed the Barnard Town Hall into a skid row florist shop for their performance of "Little Shop of Horrors." The play opened this past weekend with more performances scheduled June 27-29, evening shows at 7:30, Sunday Matinee at 2 pm. Garrett Inman gave a stellar performance as Seymour Krelborn, a down-and-out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!  One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this charmingly tongue-in-cheek comedy has been produced worldwide to incredible success thanks to Howard Ashman and Ala

Good Music Rolling Through Lebanon Opera House!

Lebanon NH June 2014 The nights of June have been steaming with some very HOT music provided by  Lebanon Opera House . On Friday the 13th, rather than being an unlucky day, a huge crowd of Upper Valley Folk Rock enthusiasts filled the opera house and were lucky to hear the legendary Patty Griffin  perform. Griffin grew up in Maine but has spent time in Florida and Boston. She played many of the coffee houses in Boston in the early 90's and cut a demo, which finally reached A&M records. "Living With Ghosts" was released. She followed this up with 'Flaming Red" in 1998. Her acoustic album "1,000 Kisses" followed four years later. Her latest release "American Kid" dropped last year and debuted at 36 on the Billboard Top 2000! Opening for Griffin was Parker Millsap . An Oklahoma native brought up in the Pentecostal Church, which has since departed from. He is a very talented 20 year old and after hearing him perform songs from his s

Reading Vt Graduates Five On Friday

On Thursday evening the Reading Elementary School gradated its 6th Grade Class of 2014. The children leaving the elementary school for middle school are: Samuel Mitchell, Hayley Mullins, Nevaeh Sullivan, Abigail Merseal, and Nicholas Bishop. reading truely believes "It Takes a Village to Raise A Child" as most of the community filled the school all purpose room for the celebration. More graduation images: RES Graduation 2014 Reading Elementary School Reading VT June 12, 2014 Copyright ©2014 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy For The Vermont Standard: Image Galleries

Woodstock Vt Elementary Students Tour the Town's Sculptures with Charlet Davenport

June 4, 2014 Woodstock Vermont Charlet Davenport, local artist and director of Sculpture Fest, took each grade on a tour of the sculptures located at Norman Williams Public Library, the Woodstock History Center and the Blue Horse Inn. The tour began at the Library where a sculpture garden has been created especially for the young library patrons. Jamie Townsend (left in picture above), from Springfield VT, created some whimsical pieces with wood. Townsend told the students most of the wood he uses, he and his four young children find on their woods walks. He owns a saw mill and works in various medium including painting-his murals are on a few buildings in downtown Springfield. His works may also bee seen at the King Farm on Prosper Road in Woodstock; he was the featured Sculpture Fest Artist of 2013. The groups then moved on to the Woodstock History Center (Dana House) where a piece by Paul Machalaba, a Woodstock High School graduate, has been recently installed. Machalaba is new

Reading Vermont's Top Readers Get a Cool Ride to School

To honor the top readers at the Reading Elementary School's Annual Read-A-Thon, the best readers in each grade got to ride to school in a fire truck. The whole school came out to congratulate them. More event images: RES Top Read-a-thon Readers Arrive by Fire Truck Reading Elementary School Reading VT June 4, 2014 Copyright ©2014 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy For The Vermont Standard: Image Galleries

Shows Coming to Lebanon Opera House and Front Porch Music Series

Lebanon Opera House All Upcoming LOH Shows: June 2014 This Week!! Patty Griffin Friday June 13 , 2014 7:30 pm Get Tickets  HERE Lebanon Opera House  Lebanon NH Presented by  Lebanon Opera House Next Week! Acoustic  Hot Tuna  &  Leon Russell Tuesday June 17 , 2014 7:30 pm Get Tickets  HERE Lebanon Opera House  Lebanon NH Presented by  Lebanon Opera House More  Photos By Nanci  Images of Hot Tuna: Lucinda Williams   Wednesday June 25 , 2014 7:30 PM Get Tickets  HERE   Presented by  Kirschner Concerts More  Photos by Nanci  Images of Lucinda: Front Porch Music Series C heck out this collaboration with the Lebanon Opera House  and Lebanon Recreation and Parks for another night of great music by up and coming artists in Lebanon’s own Colburn Park! Performances are Thursday evenings at 7:00 p

Second Annul Daniel L. Cady Day in Brownsville VT

Mary L. Blood Memorial Library West Windsor, Vermont June 1, 2014 Daniel L. Cady came to life in West Windsor on Sunday afternoon. Local historian and living history portray-er, Adam Boyce read from some of Cady's poems. Daniel L. Cady, a locally-raised scholar, attorney and poet was once known far and wide for his "sentimental dialect verse" of life in rural Vermont. Cady published a four book series entitled "Rhymes of Vermont Rural Life" that were released between 1919 and 1934 and caused him to be named "The Unique Poet" of New England. Audience member were asked to share some of their favorite Cady poems and anecdotes from the collection of Cady books (all available at Mary L. Blood Memorial Library.) A light picnic followed then folks hiked up to the Cady Mausoleum. More event images: Second Annual Daniel L. Cady Day Co-Sponsored by the Mary L. Blood Memor

Paws for the Cause 2014-Benefit Dinner and Auction for Lucy Mac

Have you ever traded a dog biscuit for a glass of wine? Well you could have Thursday night at the 10th Annual Paws for the Cause Benefit Dinner and Auction for the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society . The event was held at Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm and what a perfect fit for the event. As the cocktail hour and Silent Auction item bidding began the sun began setting and the hills around the farm were glowing. Walking up to collect your bidding bone (paddle) and dog biscuit, you are greeted by an amazing Adirondack Guide Boat built locally in North Pomfret Vermont. After collecting your bidding bone and biscuit you entered the tent filled with wonderful music provided by local band Sensible Shoes and table upon table of Silent and Live Auction prizes. Take your biscuit to the bar and trade it for a glass of wine, a local beer or a soda. Then off to the tables to start entering your Silent Auction Bids. Auctioneer Kathy Kingston called last call on bidding on Silent Auction

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