Community Events

WARDSBORO- The Wardsboro History Group will be the focus of an exhibit at the Wardsboro Public Library, sharing many framed photos of scenes from the town’s past.  
The photo committee of the History Group has been developing old glass plates and negatives for many years. Some of the group...

The Gathering Place senior center officially opened its doors to the community on June 2018. Former director Mary Fredette cut the ribbon. A plaque was also presented honoring Fredette’s work to make the center a reality for the valley.
DOVER- The Gathering Place, an adult services center with locations in Brattleboro and the Deerfield Valley, is now offering 24/7 home care for adults with special needs and their families.
     Executive director Maggie Lewis says that home care is a logical extension of their mission at...
DEERFIELD VALLEY - The bi-town housing committee of Wilmington and Dover seeks community members or groups interested in starting a local home share program.
The goal of this new service is to match those who have extra room in their home to share some space with those who can help with...
BRATTLEBORO- The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont will begin the new year by educating and offering support to those with family members who live with mental illness.
In addition to helping with the everyday challenges that might be expected to the friends and family of those...
DOVER- In addition to the Sunday 10 am service, the West Dover Congregational Church is now offering Saturday evening church services each week from 4:30 to 5:30, open to all.
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NEWFANE- The Moore Free Library, 23 West Street, has released a schedule of upcoming events. On Saturday, February 16, from 11 am to 1 pm, state representative Emily Long (Windham-5) will be on hand to listen to constituents. As Vermont legislators don’t have local offices, this is a great way to...

Guest expert Andy Rice demonstrates sheep shearing.
BRATTLEBORO- Retreat Farm is heating up February break. With adult and family snowshoe hikes, campfires, face painting, Abenaki storytelling, and sheep shearing demonstrations, the farm is the perfect venue to help stave off the cold weather blues.
The Winter Playground festivities kick...

Betsy Thomason holds a copy of “Just Breathe Out.”
WILMINGTON- Bartleby’s Books, 17 West Main Street, will host local author Betsy Thomason on Saturday, February 16, at 4 pm, as part of downtown Wilmington’s Apres-Ski Starts at 3 series.  
In her book “Just Breathe Out,” Thomason shares the number one health secret that can bring well-...
Laura Sibilia
“Let them eat cake!” my friend proclaimed, making a grand sweeping gesture with an imaginary scepter as she jumped out of her chair to write and post the words on the wall in front of us.
I had just recalled a conversation to her that I’d partaken in with an executive from a Vermont...

Betsey Reagan, owner of Dot’s of Dover.
DOVER- On January 19, Dot’s of Dover was destroyed by fire, putting the staff of 10 – plus Betsey Reagan, the owner - out of work. While insurance will rebuild the restaurant, lost wages will not be replaced.
There is a benefit for Reagan and her staff on Sunday, February 24, from 2 to 5...


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