VSO returning to its roots in Woodstock for holiday concert

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will bring the holidays and the spirit of Vermont to its birthplace with a performance at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre on Dec. 14. VSO will be performing a holiday-themed Brass Quintet and Counterpoint, conducted by Nathaniel G. Lew. The annual concert will feature five brass instrumentalists and a 12-person chorus performing English folk and traditional …

At 88, Norm Frates Sr. has been a fixture serving the community for over five decades

You’d never imagine it, given his boundless energy, engaging personality, and steady presence amidst the environs of his beloved Woodstock, but esteemed educator, respected Rotarian, resourceful handyman, master woodworker, accomplished accordionist, and consummate community servant Norm Frates Sr. turns 88 this coming Monday, Dec. 5. And next weekend, there Norm the elder will be, working the bellows and tickling the …

Amelia Peters — South Pomfret’s own wild horse whisperer

  When young Amelia Peters adopted the first of the five wild mustangs now under her loving care and watchful eye, it offered what could prove to be the learning experience of a lifetime. Together with her older sister, Endine, Amelia – then just 12 – was being homeschooled in the fall of 2020 by her mother, Cathy Peters, and …

Area’s first cannabis store, Sunday Drive, up and running

By Tom Ayres, Senior Staff Writer Enthusiasts from throughout the region have given a heady welcome to Sunday Drive, the Upper Valley’s first cannabis retail outlet, which opened its doors to aficionados of smokable buds and edibles on Thursday, Nov. 17. Business was brisk on opening day, when twenty cannabis connoisseurs visited the nascent retail outlet in its first hour …