Community Interest:  Events, people, and places

Recollections of the Pope in Pomfret

A longtime friend and colleague of Pope John Paul II recalls his visit to her home.

Man Auction

 A raucous event raises funds.

Teen Summer Employment

Local youth find employment in creative ways.

Healthy Eating Active Living Challenge Kicks-Off

Weight and fitness issues dog both adults and children.  The challenge is to cast the problem in a way that helps people see that they can change.

Pesto and Pickles

Food processors were buzzing in the elementary school cafeteria as students whipped up pesto from freshly harvested basil.

Healthy Eating Active Living Challenge Wrap-Up

An 8 week program to showcase opportunities to purchase healthy foods and participate in fun physical activities wraps up.

Walking School Bus

Program sparks enthusiasm for walking to school.

Farm-to-School Garden

Five years of hawking homemade applesauce and tee shirts fund a high school’s garden.

Community Booth

A high school finds an unusual way to connect to its community.

Chocolate Challenge

Chocolate lovers, fire up your engines!

Covered Bridges Half Marathon

Popular race is geared toward the average runner.

The Taftsville Covered Bridge

One of Vermont’s oldest covered bridges is slated for an expensive restoration.

Ottauquechee Health Foundation

A local grant-making organization reassesses its priorities.

Community Care Coordinator

Coordinator helps locals deal with the difficulties of ill health and the complexities of insurance.


Community Access Television promotes transparency and democracy.

Your Brain on Nature

There is at least a partial remedy for the ill effects of too much sedentary time indoors, an antidote that’s easy and fun.

The Earth Beats

Members of the school’s Earth Beat club, they’re having fun while introducing environmentally kind changes into school routines.

Looking For Signs

Here’s a little about what I found along the roadsides, in the forest, and in my own front yard.

Wild About Wildflowers

My three year journey to make a wildflower garden.

The School Committee and Me

When my children were in public high school fourteen years ago, I tussled with the school’s elected board over issues arising from the murder of a student.