CoverageCo Cell Service Likely To Cease

Vermont League of Cities and Towns says:

“Vanu CoverageCo Inc. is a company that provides small cell wireless communications in several communities throughout Vermont. On March 13, 2018, company officials notified the Department of Public Service that CoverageCo would likely cease operations in Vermont due to financial difficulties. CoverageCo was under contract with the State of Vermont to deploy small cell antennas along specific travel corridors. CoverageCo provides limited, wholesale coverage to Verizon Wireless, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. Retail users of these services in CoverageCo’s coverage areas may experience a loss in service. Facilities owned and maintained by these retail providers and other providers will not be affected.

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Putney General Store Launches New Website

The Putney General Store has launched a new website to highlight the range of products and events it offers area residents and visitors to the Putney area. The new site is at:

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Dummerston Community Center’s Annual Pampered Chef March 3rd at 12:55 pm

The Dummerston Community Center’s Annual Pampered Chef event will be held TODAY, Saturday, March 3, from 12:55 -2:55 p.m. at the Center, located at in West Dummerston. Kim Martin will host the show with new Spring products, recipes, demonstrations of many cooking needs, also hands-on cooking and the tasting of spices, sauces and rubs. There will be a special drawing at 1:00 p.m. and drawings through-out the show. Proceeds will assist in operating expenses for the Community Center. Questions, or to place an order contact:Jean 254-9212, Ann 254-2415, Kim Martin 257-8602 or

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Celebrate Heirloom Apples at Scott Farm Orchard: 15th Annual Heirloom Apple Day -Sunday, October 8

The 15th Annual Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm Orchard on Kipling Road in Dummerston, VT beckons apple lovers of all ages to celebrate this iconic fall fruit. Come visit the 571-acre historic farm and orchard that border Rudyard Kipling’s former Vermont home, Naulakha, and other historic rental properties owned and renovated by Landmark Trust USA.   

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Dummerston Community Center Rummage and Tag Sale

The Dummerston Community Center will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 9th from 9 am-noon. Proceeds will help to offset maintenance & operating costs for the building. Items for sale include books, toys, games, kitchenware, clothing, footwear and many miscellaneous items and treasures.

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Putney Historical Society Annual Meeting August 27

The Putney Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, August 27 at 2:00 pm at Next Stage. This year’s program will include a short business meeting followed by presentations by Putney Central School Social Studies teacher Leah Toffolon and Next Stage Arts Project Executive Director Maria Basescu. The event is free and open to the public.

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60th Annual Marlboro Benefit Summer Sale

The Marlboro community will hold its 60th annual Summer Benefit Sale on Saturday, July 29 from 9am to 3 pm. in the Town Center, 510 South Rd., Marlboro, Vermont.  This event began as a benefit for the Marlboro Community Club in the mid-1960’s and has been held annually until 2005 when it was continued by the Marlboro Alliance.  Used clothing for children, men and women will fill the Meetinghouse Church and home-baked goods and refreshments will be for sale on the Meetinghouse lawn.

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Coffee Break at Welcome Center

The Dummerston Community Center is holding a Coffee Break (bake, snack, coffee) fundraiser at the I-91 Guilford Vermont Welcome Center on Friday, June 30 from 7:30 am to 7 pm. Donations of baked goods, snacks, fruit, veggies, coffee, coffee cream, bagels etc. are needed. Any donation of food, gift certificates, or money would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers to help on Friday, June 30 at the food tables are also needed. The Community Center will be open on Thursday, June 29 from 9 am to 8 pm for drop-off of donations. Anyone having been to the Center for meetings, library, music lessons or other gatherings should recognize the importance of keeping the building in use, it is with the community’s help that the building can remain open for public use. The Coffee Break at the Vermont Welcome Center is an important fundraiser for the Community Center. If able to donate or volunteer or have questions, contact Jean Momaney at or 802-254-9212 or Ann Davis at 802-254-2415. 

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Guilford Resident Begins Service in Peace Corps China

WASHINGTON, May 22nd, 2017 – Anna Pettee, 22, of Guilford, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for China in June to begin training as an English teaching volunteer. Pettee will live and work in a community, teaching spoken and written English at the post-secondary level.

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Spin for Cynthia

Cynthia Payne-Meyer broke her neck in a catastrophic bodyboarding accident. She and Rod need help meeting steep costs not covered by insurance. They have always volunteered in this community. It’s our turn to support them.

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Putney General Store Grand Reopening is May 6th, 7am to 7pm!

The Putney General Store is reopening Saturday, May 6th. Special events 10am to noon: vendor displays, tasting tables, raffles, music and more. Stop by to shop and get great food in the deli—homemade sandwiches or tasty food from the deli case. 

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Putney General Store Fundraiser

Join us on March 26th at Hot Wheelz Cycle Studio in Putney to Spin for The Putney General Store!  No experience is necessary.  Just come and have a great time for a good cause.  You can ride for an hour or more. There will be great music and great friends!  Donations will also be accpeted if you’d rather suppor that way.

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Dummerston Community Center to host Pampered Chef Fundraiser

The Dummerston Community Center is hosting a Pampered Chef fundraiser on Saturday, March 4th from 12:55-2:55pm. For more information or to RSVP, call Kim at 802-257-8602, Ann at 802-254-2415, or Jean at 802-254-9212.

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Guilford Pre-Town Meeting

Broad Brook Grange will hold its annual Guilford Pre-Town Meeting on Thursday, February 23, 7:00 pm at the Grange hall.  

This is the only opportunity for voters to hear details of the articles which will be presented at the Town and School District Meetings, and to meet and discuss issues with the selectboard and school board all in one evening, in advance of Town Meeting.   

In addition, candidates for town and school board offices are urged to attend to introduce themselves to the voters.  State law prevents any “campaigning” by candidates at Town Meeting, when an Australian ballot is used, as in this instance.  So this is the only time before the vote for the public to meet and hear the candidates all at once.   

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Run for Office in Guilford


Petitions are now available for those interested in seeking public office to be voted by Australian ballot at Guilford’s March 7th Town Meeting.  The filing deadline is Monday, January 30, at 5 pm, at the Guilford Town Office, where petition forms are now available. The office is open Monday through Thursday, closed Friday.

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New Beginners Hunyuan Chen Style Taiji Quan Starting in Dummerston January 3rd.

Beginner’s Hunyuan Taiji Quan is a 14 week series that  introduces the principles of  alignment, balance, correct movement, qi (vital energy) cultivation. Each week participants will learn a new movement of the Hunyuan 12 movement Taiji Quan form. Through dedicated practice, students will complete the form by the end of the series. Participants will also learn chan si gong (silk reeling) exercises to help open and relax the joints while simultaneously nourishing the vital qi and blood of the body. All are foundational practices to re-condition the mind/body connection, deepening one’s capacity to relax, release stress, improve balance, and build core strength. 

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