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QNEK to hold auditions for 2015 season this weekend

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line/Stanstead

DERBY LINE — As the holiday season comes to a close, QNEK is looking ahead to their 22nd Season. They will be holding auditions this weekend. For more information, please reach out to Jenny Dunne, Associate Producing Director at jdunne142@gmail.com QNEK PRODUCTIONS 2015 SEASON AUDITIONS Casting for: Arsenic and Old Lace Show dates: April 24…

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Philosophy scholar to discuss the importance of self-reflection at the Goodrich Memorial Library

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — Philosophy scholar Susanne Claxton will discuss how self-examination contributes to a richer life in a talk at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on January 7, at 7:00 p.m. Claxton’s talk, “The Examined Life,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.…

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Scenes from Newport`s Santa Run

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — There were Santas everywhere in Newport on Saturday, marching on Main, running through the snow down to The Gateway Center, and along the lake on the bike path. Organizers say 76 people registered to run, coming from all over northern and central Vermont, and as far away as Seattle, and Quebec City. Milton,…

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Sandy Thorpe from RCT Shuttle handing out one of her 300 cups of hot chocolate.

Santa draws a crowd in Newport and Stanstead on Saturday

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — With a light snow putting everyone in the holiday spirit, nearly 1,000 people attended this year’s Santa Parade and Festival in downtown Newport on Saturday. Santa and The Balloon King each had long lines of children waiting to meet them in Santa’s Workshop. Sandy Thorpe, from RCT Shuttle, gave away 12 gallons and…

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Photo by Tanya Mueller.

Newport’s Santa Festival set for tomorrow

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — Santa will be riding into town tomorrow on one of Newport’s Fire Trucks in the Santa Parade, and then make his way back to Santa’s Workshop on Main Street where he will hear each child’s holiday wish. The parade will feature Miss America’s Vermont Sweetheart, Alayna Westcom, marchers, floats and more starting at…

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The cast of QNEK’s upcoming It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. Top Row (L to R) - John Young, Nancy Rumery, John Meredith, Lisa Foster McCrae, Brian McCrae Middle Row (L to R) - Rhonda Lucas, Josie Pearson, Charli Kellaway, Caresse Comeau-Elman, Tori Young, Cazian Comeau-Elman, John Meredith, Kim Prangley Bottom Row (L to R) - Mark Rumery, Jim Young, Josie Pearson, Zoe Lucas, Heidi Walsh, Nicki Campbell.

QNEK presenting It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play starting December 12

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line/Newport

NEWPORT — QNEK Productions continues the celebration of its 21st Season by presenting It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, to benefit The MAC Center for the Arts in Newport and The First Universalist Parish of Derby Line. Over the course of a few holiday seasons, QNEK has developed a strong…

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North Country Union High School Band during their last trip to Walt Disney World. Saturday's craft fair will help raise money for future band trips.

NCUHS Band Boosters hosting craft fair on Saturday

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — This Saturday the North Country Union High School Band Boosters are hosting a holiday craft and vendor show, to help raise money for the program. The craft fair will start at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m., taking place inside the North Country Union High School cafeteria. At the craft show vendors…

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Holiday wreath making with Siskin-Coutts

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby

DERBY — The folks over at Siskin-Coutts Camp in Derby are inviting everyone to join them on Saturday, December 6, at the Coutts Camp on Lake Salem, to create a wreath, garland, or candy cane with local Balsam, cedar, and pine brush. No experience is needed and all ages welcome. They will provide the clippers,…

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Members of the Newport Area Community Orchestra in Recital at St. Mark's, Newport are, clockwise: Janice Luce, Howie Arzt, Chris Maginniss, Steven Tatum, Vivian Spates, Emily Wigget, Chris Nictoera & Heather Webster, Paul Gavin, Thomas McCurdy, Paula Graveline, and Amos Hamilton.

Now Playing Newport set to start second season

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — The Now Playing Newport Music Series successfully completed its first season. Over 100 artists provided a wide spectrum of music and over 650 friends attended the 9 programs presented. It was a great start to a great series. Now Playing Newport is the only regular year-round music series in Newport. Artists for the…

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Photo by Tanya Mueller.

Locals take to curling at Border Curling Club

BEEBE, QC — Sometimes given the nickname “chess on ice,” curling is a sport that has roots in medieval Scotland, but is most firmly established in Canada, having been brought here by Scottish emigrants. Located just up the street from the U.S. border, the Border Curling Club in Beebe, Quebec, is the place to go…

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All photos by Tanya Mueller.

Newport Santa Festival coming December 6th

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — Christmas may still seem like a long way away, but the Santa Festival is coming to downtown Newport on Saturday, December 6th. There will be a Santa Parade, Santa Run, hayrides, Santa’s Workshop, shopping spree contest, holiday food drive, a place for children to meet with Santa, and more. The Santa Parade will…

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Northsong Winter Concert Series Starts December 5

in Arts and Entertainment/Barton/Newport

NEWPORT — Northsong, the Newport-based chamber choir, is proud to announce their upcoming Winter Concert series, which will see the group perform in Barton and Newport. Under the direction of Anne K. Hamilton with Vivian Spates, accompanist, Northsong will perform their annual Winter Concert on December 5 and December 7, 2014. On the program are…

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Sterling College faculty member Pavel Cenkl is planning a 275 km, 3-day solo run across Iceland, from the Atlantic to the Arctic

Sterling College faculty member to run 275K for climate resilience

in Arts and Entertainment/Craftsbury

CRAFTSBURY — Pavel Cenkl, faculty in Environmental Humanities at Sterling College, is going the extra mile for climate resilience—171 extra miles. Cenkl is planning on completing a 275 km (170.8 mile), 3-day solo run across Iceland, from the Atlantic to the Arctic, in June 2015 to highlight the role that athletes and adventurers play in…

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Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair in Derby draws a crowd

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby

DERBY — On Saturday, the Dailey Memorial Library hosted their 23rd Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair inside the gymnasium of North Country Junior High. The event not only helps raise money for the library, it allows visitors the chance to get an early start on their Christmas shopping. Those who attended were treated to…

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Photo by Tanya Mueller on the Derby Bike Path.

Scenes from Orleans County Fall Foliage 2014

in Arts and Entertainment/Vermont

As we brace ourselves for another winter, we take time to look back on the brilliant show of color nature presented us this fall foliage season in Orleans County. From bright yellows to vibrant reds, the leaves transformed, showing their rich and vibrant hues. At the beginning of the season, Newport Dispatch News asked our…

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International Games Day at the Goodrich Library

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — On November 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport is teaming up with Border Board Games to host International Games Day at your library. Stop by to play a variety of games for all ages. There will be five laptops available for Minecraft, board games for all…

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Hungerfest 2014 just around the corner

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — There’s nothing fun about not having enough food in your refrigerator or cupboard, but the organizers of Hungerfest know there’s no reason not to have a little fun while helping people get the food they need. Hungerfest 2014 takes place this year at the East Side Restaurant in Newport on November 7, from…

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Winners of the 2nd annual Hunger Bowl, "Boys and Girls Club of the Northeast Kingdom.

Everyone wins in 2nd annual Hunger Bowl

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — About three hundred people attended the second annual Hunger Bowl flag football tournament at the Lyndon Town School’s soccer fields on Sunday. According to Hunger Bowl organizers Vaughn Cloney of Newport and Jason Royer of Lyndonville, the event raised about $1000 more than last year’s maiden games, bringing in $3128 in cash and…

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Local musician Tod Pronto is seeking the help of his fans and the community to allow his new album, "It Can't All Be Wrong," to be completed.

Tod Pronto reaches out to fans and community to help produce new album

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — Local singer-songwriter Tod Pronto is going the crowd-funding route in his quest to bring his latest album It Can’t All Be Wrong, a project he’s been working on since 2010, to his fans. Born and raised in Newport, Pronto first found his musical voice as the front man in the rock band Foozle,…

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Photo by Tanya Mueller.

A successful first season for Now Playing Newport music series

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Now Playing Newport music series has successfully completed its first season. Over 100 artists provided a wide spectrum of music and over 650 people attended the 9 programs presented. All in all it was a great start to a great series. Now Playing Newport is the only regular year-round music series in…

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Lynn Leimer, accompanied by Janice Luce, leads the crowd in a farewell sing along of Shine On, Harvest Moon. Photo Courtesy of Catherine Holm

A night of music and readings at the MAC raises money for scholarship fund

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — On Friday, the MAC Center for the Arts held the Muse-ical Harvest event. More than 50 people attended and enjoyed diverse performances by several area performers and writers. The MAC Center, located in downtown Newport, was filled with instrumental music, vocal music, and readings throughout the night. The event was a huge success,…

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Runners in this year's Halloween Hustle at the starting line. Photos courtesy of Phil White.

A ghoulish Halloween Hustle through Newport

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Runners showed up on Saturday in their finest Halloween costumes for the 10K, 5K, and 1 mile runs, in this year’s Halloween Hustle. Participants came to Newport from all over Vermont and New York, as well as Quebec City, Sutton, Waterloo, and Bromont. There was even a strong contingent from Newport Elementary School.…

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(back row left to right) Marianna Barrett, Justin Bouchard, Cooper Brueck, Ian Applegate, Charlie Thompson, (front row) Frankie Thompson, Corbin Brueck, Arne Bannach, Noah Fortin.

Youth learning to connect with the Clyde River

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/News/Outdoors

DERBY — The Clyde River has a long tradition of kids spending time outdoors along its reach. From paddling its swiftwater sections, fishing for brookies in deep pools, jigging for smelt on winter ice, hunting forest partridge along its wooded margins, or simply skipping rocks after swimming on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, these days…

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