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Rutland Free Library adds park and museum passesto card holders

July 10, 2024
Rutland Free Library is offering four new passes to Vermont museums starting in July. Park and museum passes are available to library card holders and can be borrowed like a book or any other item in the library collection. New partners include: Vermont Granite Museum, Rokeby Museum, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, and Bennington Museum. The…

 The fourth annual Slate Valley Epic mountain bike race is a challenge for  the most serious of mountain bikers

July 10, 2024
Sarturday, July 13 at —POULTNEY — Join Slate Valley Trails (SVT) , 131 Town Farm Road, Poultney on July 13 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. for  the fourth annual Slate Valley Epic mountain bike race.  Riders can expect some of the best singletrack riding with plenty of climbing and extraordinary views of southwestern Vermont and…

Rutland Country Club hosts golf, BBQ, and Chad Hollister Band concert to fight hunger

July 10, 2024
Saturday, July 13 at 11:30 a.m.—RUTLAND— The Rutland Country Club will be transformed into a multi-faceted fundraising event on Saturday, featuring a mix and match choice of golf, chicken BBQ buffet dinner, and capping it all off with a 7:30 p.m. concert featuring the renowned Chad Hollister Band. In case of rain, the concert will…

Soul Rockers will play July 10in Proctorsville

July 10, 2024
Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m.—PROCTORSVILLE—The Town of Cavendish and the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association are thrilled to announce that Soul Rockers, a group of talented local musicians, will be performing at the Concert on the Green series in Proctorsville.    Soul Rockers are renowned for their captivating performances and exceptional musical talent. This…

WailOn Band Presents ‘A Tribute to REAL Country Music’ 

July 10, 2024
Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m. —  FAIR HAVEN — Joining us for their third season in a row and for our fourth concert in the town park will be The WailOn Band.   WailOn features Chris Wiski as “Waylon” and joining him will be the WailOn band. The concert will be held on Thursday,…

Goshen Gallop is July 13

July 10, 2024
Saturday, July 13 at 4 p.m.—GOSHEN—The Goshen Gallop 5/10km Trail race is on July 13th— right around the corner! This race is our biggest event of the season and it’s always such a blast. We love seeing folks out enjoying the trails, whether they are attempting to set a new record or spending half their…

Sundays On The Hill concerts series features three of Vermont’s finest classical instrumentalists

July 10, 2024
Sunday, July 14 at 4 p.m. —WESTON —The Sundays On The Hill concerts series is delighted to have Counterpoint Chorus start the 26th year of providing wonderful concerts on July 14. All of the concerts will be held in the Old Parish Church on Route 100 in Weston. Admission is only $5 for adults, children…

R.A.V.E. (Rutland Area Vehicle Enthusiasts) To Host 44th Annual RAVE Car Show and Flea Market

July 10, 2024
 Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14 at 9 a.m. - RUTLAND - The Rutland Area Vehicle Enthusiasts (R.A.V.E.) is pleased to invite everyone to attend their 44th Annual RAVE Car Show and Flea Market on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland.  There are many events planned…

Where is the state road construction this week? 

July 10, 2024
The Agency of Transportation has reported its planned construction activities that will impact traffic on state highways and interstates throughout Vermont. Local roadways affected are as follows:   I-91 Springfield-Hartland: Multiple single-lane closures will be in place along I-91 southbound from north of Exit 9 to just south of Exit 7 while a paving project continues.…

Getting the most from Vermont’s hydro power

July 10, 2024
By Jonathan Dowds Editor’s note: Dowds is the deputy director of Renewable Energy Vermont. From 18th-century mills to current hydroelectric facilities, hydropower has been a valuable resource throughout Vermont’s history. Today, hydro is an important source of carbon-free electricity, accounting for nearly 50% of the power that we generate in our state. Hydropower has less…

Best use of ed funding?

July 10, 2024
Dear Editor, There has been no shortage of notable quotes from Montpelier recently, and not many of them charitable. Reading that our governor referred to lawmakers as “a bit arrogant” in overriding his vetoes at a press conference brings to mind several historical quotes and sayings. What immediately came to mind were “Let he who…

6 reasons why you should get help for your mental health

July 10, 2024
Dear Editor, Many people underestimate the impact that mental illness can have on an individual or family. It can be difficult to admit that you have a mental health problem in your life. Secondly, it can be just as difficult in getting the people you know to understand your situation without making any kinds of…

Rising health care costs, rising taxes, we are not powerless

July 10, 2024
By Doug Hoffer, Vermont State Auditor The 2024 legislative session started and finished the same way — with universal concern about significant looming educational tax increases. Original estimates indicated average property tax bills could rise 18.5% for the upcoming year. In the end, using one-time stop-gap funding that defers the financial reckoning to future years,…

Riding at sunset: Notice the light through the forest

July 10, 2024
By Jason Mikula For those willing to venture into the mountains just before sunset on two wheels, you’ll be rewarded with some amazing sunsets and the low light that streams through the forest canopy — you simply must see it to believe it. It’s a gift for riders seeking the perfect blend of challenge and…

Vermont selected for new federal model to improve health care affordability and quality

July 10, 2024
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced July 2 that it has accepted Vermont’s application to participate in the states advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) program. AHEAD offers Vermont an opportunity to collaborate with the federal government to impact how Medicare, the health insurer for 24% of Vermonters, pays for…