Historian-Clerk Shares ‘Tales of Hartland’

Clyde Jenne, who has invested 24 years in the town of Hartland as town clerk, town moderator and lister, entertained and educated a full house at the Hartland Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 7. His program, called “Tales of Hartland,” was jointly sponsored by Aging in Hartland and the library.

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Photos: Reading Library Letters – Revitalized

Justin Mayo carefully presses the letter to make an impression. (Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Photo The newly restored gold leaf letters of the Reading Library were installed on Thursday, Sept. 14. Justin Mayo, painter at the Shelburne Museum restored the gold leaf and Ron Wanamaker of Wanamaker Restoration oversaw the installation. Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Photos

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Event Features Tales of Region’s Early Settlers

The Woodstock History Center will offer “Forgotten Times Along the Connecticut River,” a presentation by Alec Hastings, Vermont author and history enthusiast on Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. The program chronicles the lives of ten European Americans who made their homes in Vermont during the 19th century.

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Photos: Excursion to ‘Rum Street’ Vondell Reservoir

Peter Thompson (left), an Affiliate Professor of Geology at the University of New Hampshire, explains about the aquifer around Woodstock to Dick and Barbara Poznysz. (Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Photo) On Sunday the Woodstock History Center hosted an Excursion to “Rum Street”, a 1.25 mile self-guided hike into Vondell Reservoir. The area known as Rum Street is […]

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Wesley Frost, Celebrates 100, Recalls Life of Hard Work

For Wesley Frost, who will turn 100 on July 25, the secret to longevity seems to be hard work.
“Good, hard work never hurt nobody,” Frost says. “I was still working until I came here,” he adds referring to his move last September from the Bridgewater Corners home he built himself in 1957 to the Mertens House in Woodstock.

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Photos: Frazer Insurance Car Show

Jon Offensend, sits reading the classifieds on running board of his 1924 Model T Ford that he refurbished. (Rick Russell Photo) The 4th annual car show presented by Frazer Insurance Agency was held in Windsor on Sunday, July 23. Rick Russell Photos A portion of these photos will appear in the July 27, 2017 print […]

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Photos: Cemetery Tour, Woodstock History Center 2017

Charlie Wilson of Taftsville talks about Seth Taft. (Rick Russell Photo) The Woodstock History Center hosted a tour of the Cushing Cemetery in Woodstock, costumed interpreters played the parts of noted people in Woodstock’s history. Rick Russell Photos A portion of these photos will appear in the July 20, 2017 print edition of the Vermont […]

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Residents Weigh in on Bandstand Idea

This is a conceptual design by architect Chris Miller of a proposed bandstand on Woodstock’s Village Green. (Photo Provided) By Michelle Fountain, Standard Correspondent In the 1800s there was a bandstand on the Green in Woodstock, and some would like to see one again, while others are opposed to a plan that would bring that […]

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