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.Read more
The Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, 2017, in Woodstock, Vermont at the Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.Read more
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 PhotosRead more
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.Read more
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 […]Read more
Michael Heaney, retired attorney and professor of history at the University of Hartford (CT), was leading a study at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth when he heard one of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ associates say Burns was planning a film about the Vietnam War.Read more
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.
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more