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Live music performances from the Deerfield Valley Rotary Club Garden and Live Music event. Clockwise from upper left: Trumpet Andy (Andrew Pesner), Alex Hutchinson, Logan Boyd, Kevin Parry, and Jill Sachs.
DEERFIELD VALLEY - The Deerfield Valley Rotary Club held its second annual Garden and Live Music event on Friday, July 17, raising roughly $10,000 to help the local community. Ticketholders saw the gardens of six area homeowners, while listening to live musicians who donated their time and...

Diana and David McLeod on one of their many treks. Thirty years ago they told of waiting out a revolution.
10 years ago:
Wilmington and Dover selectboards tried to get bitown economic development efforts back on track after the economic development planner the two towns had hired quit. Although the planner gave no reason for his sudden decision, in the weeks leading up to his...

Al fresco sunbathers enjoying the Ledges. Twenty years ago Wilmington considered a nudity ordinance. File
10 years ago:
Nibbles, a rescue Chihuahua, escaped his foster home on Cooper Hill in Dover. The tiny dog was spotted in the neighborhood three days later, but never resurfaced again. Nibbles was eventually found and rescued again – this time by an animal control officer in...

Andrew Joseph takes a break during the 2019 Hungry Lions Bike Tour. The rider recently raised more than $4,000 for the fundraiser with a one-day, 200-mile, length-of-Vermont ride from Quebec to Massachusetts.
DEERFIELD VALLEY - Imagine bicycling 200 miles on Route 100 from the Canadian border to Massachusetts. That’s a grueling ride, but Andrew Joseph accomplished it in just one day, all to raise money for the Deerfield Valley Lions. Joseph, who has a second home in Wilmington, has been participating...

Mount Snow’s Bluebird lift was installed a decade ago.
10 years ago:
Construction on Mount Snow’s new high-speed six-pack bubble chair was underway. Mount Snow planned to airlift all 26 towers into place with helicopters in a single day.
Wilmington and Whitingham voters were set to weigh in on the future of their...

Dr. Louis Beaudette shares a smile in his examining room at Deerfield Valley Dental Care. His last day is scheduled for July 1. Randy Capitani
WILMINGTON- Next week Dr. Louis Beaudette will hang up his probes and drills for the last time, as he wraps up 52 years of practicing dentistry, including more than four decades here in the Deerfield Valley. 
“It’s been terrific,” said Beaudette during a recent interview.  “The best...

Gov. Phll Scott File Photo
COVID numbers still trending positive
MONTPELIER- At his COVID-19 emergency press briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Phil Scott said he expects Vermont to reach his goal of an 80% vaccination rate sometime this week.
Rather than waiting until after his call with governors...

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine File Photo
MONTPELIER- Vermont will begin vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as this week, pending guidance from the CDC, officials said, and walk-in mobile vaccine sites are coming to the Deerfield Valley next week. 
“Barnstorming” events, as Vermont Agency of Human Services Secretary Mike...
WILMINGTON- Last year, two of the valley’s biggest events, Wilmington’s Old Home Week and the Blueberry Festival were canceled as the reality of a prolonged pandemic became clear.  Will those events be able to return for this summer?  Organizers are optimistic they will.
Nicki Steel, chair...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Efficiency Vermont has announced that four Deerfield Valley towns will be included in its 2021 targeted communities partnership program.
Under the program, Efficiency Vermont will help provide and connect residents, businesses, and municipalities in Whitingham, Wilmington...

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