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October 22nd, 2014

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Paddlers to Converge for a Race Along the Winooski on June 7th

Time to dust off that old canoe and find your life jackets! A race along the Winooski River is being planned for Saturday, June 7th. Organized by the Friends of the Winooski River, with support from the Vermont River Conservancy, Umiak Outfitters, and the Richmond Grange, the 1st Annual “Onion River Race” will be along the 10-mile stretch of river...

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Over 200 Laps of Racing Excitement at Bear Ridge

The final 22 laps of the rain-shortened KDD NAPA of Bradford night at Bear Ridge were completed for the DIRTcar Bond Auto Sportsman Modifieds in quick fashion, as the drivers settled in to their weekly rhythm. When the rains fell the previous week, Jason Gray Thetford was on the point, and he was able to keep his mojo going when the green waved for...

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Kids’ Fishing Events Being Held This Spring

  Here’s a great opportunity for young people to give fishing a try. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has released a list of upcoming fishing events, most of them intended just for kids. The department has a “Children’s Fishing Program” which provides kids with the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience at locally or...

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ACT Late Models Reach 250th Event, Over $5.5 Million in Payouts

  The American Canadian Tour will reach a milestone when the Late Model Tour rolls into Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y. on Sunday, May 17. It will be the 250th point counting event for the ACT Late Models, which began touring back in 1992. Also with the completion of the Airborne event, the American Canadian Tour will have paid out over...

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Montpelier Rec & Civic Center Team Up for 2014 Spring Slam

The Montpelier Recreation Department and the Montpelier Memorial Civic Center have teamed up for an exciting 4 vs. 4 double elimination basketball tournament May 17-18. “We’re partnered up to make this event the start of a really big annual event,” says John Murphy, Director of the CVMCC, and Jenny Bartlett, Program Coordinator, at the Rec Departme...

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Vermont’s Spring Turkey Hunting Starts Soon

  Hunters are gearing up for Vermont’s spring turkey hunting season that starts May 1. Vermont offers some of the best turkey hunting in New England according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. In 2013, Hunters took 6,362 turkeys in both the youth weekend and regular seasons, and 608 turkeys in the fall season. What makes Vermont’s...

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Bear Ridge Speedway’s 47th Consecutive Season Kicks Off Saturday, May 3rd

  With the snow finally melting, Bear Ridge Speedway is prepping the track and sprucing up the facility for the competitors and fans who are getting revved up for the first green of the 2014 season on Saturday, May 3rd, after the annual Bear Ridge Car show at the Bradford Jiffy Mart. Be sure to check out the cars and stars at the 13th annual U...

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Congratulations to 7th Grade Central Vermont U AAU Team

 Congratulations to the 7th grade Central Vermont U AAU team, who won the Zero Gravity State Championship in St. Johnsbury on April 13th. The championship game went double overtime! Pictured (l to r) are players Ryan Blaney, Finn Olsen, Sam Bigglestone, Jordan Hawkins, Alec Atkins, Ben Davis-Noe, Aaron Vetere, Bryson Richards, Aidan Gilwee, and coa...

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Public Invited to Weigh in on Kingdom Heritage Lands Management and Access

  The public will soon have an opportunity to provide input on recent updates to the draft management plan and on public access on the Kingdom Heritage Lands in Essex County. There will be three public meetings and a comment period through June 11 to gather public input on the proposed updates. The Kingdom Heritage Lands include West Mountain...

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Hallee Allen is New Vermont Champion on Beam

Hallee Allen (center) is the Vermont Champion on beam for level 3 girls ages 5 to 7.   Twelve girls from Sunrise Gymnastics in Berlin traveled the last weekend of March to Bellows Falls High School to end this competitive season participating in USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Vermont Championships. The youngest of them, Hallee Allen, won first...

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