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Four exciting “Winter Games” planned in Newport

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/Outdoors

NEWPORT — Winter Games, the colder counterpart of Kingdom Games, has several exciting events and initiatives planned for this winter. They include: The North American Speedskating Marathon Championships on January 31 – February 1, 2015. As part of this event, weather and ice conditions permitting, they will be clearing and maintaining a 700 meter speedskating…

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Victoria Young and Mary Hoadley keep the audience on the edge of their seats during Sunday's show.

The wait is over: Wait Until Dark opens at the Haskell

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line/Island Pond/Newport/Stanstead

DERBY LINE — Wait Until Dark, the suspenseful thriller that ends QNEK’s 21st Mainstage season at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, finished up its first run of shows over the weekend. The story centers around Susy Hendrix (Mary Hoadley, Newport), a blind housewife who is first manipulated, and then terrorized inside her apartment…

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Photo by Jeff Farbaniec, who runs the Saratoga Skier and Hiker website. To visit the site click on the photo.

Free season passes at Jay Peak for active-duty military and their families

in Arts and Entertainment/Jay/News

JAY — Jay Peak is expanding its military free skiing offerings. This winter any Vermont resident with a current and valid military ID, along with their immediate family members, will be eligible to receive a free season pass. The offer extends across all service branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and the National…

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QNEK’s “Wait Until Dark” begins Friday

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line/Newport/News/Stanstead

DERBY LINE — QNEK Productions, the Award-Winning International Theatre Company in Residence at the Haskell Opera House, finishes its 21st Mainstage Season with the highly entertaining and suspenseful thriller, Wait Until Dark, directed and designed by Susan-Lynn Johns with a set built under the guidance of Tom Rooney by the North Country Union High School…

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First Friday Movie Night in Derby Line

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line

DERBY LINE — The Derby Line Events committee hosts a First Friday Free Family Movie Night at the Derby Line Village Hall, located at 104 Main Street in Derby Line (beside US route 5 customs). Every first Friday beginning at 7 p.m., bring your family to watch a family friendly movie. Admission to the movie…

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Rusty DeWees and Cindy Pierce visiting local schools Thursday and Friday

in Arts and Entertainment/Brownington/Charleston/coventry/News

COVENTRY — Rusty DeWees, aka The Logger, and Cindy Pierce, well-known comic storyteller, will bring their humor and wisdom to local schools over the next few days. DeWees is a household name to Vermonters, celebrating all that makes rural Vermont and its people so cherished. The Stowe High School graduate earned a degree from Champlain…

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Antiques and classics come out for the Newport Fall Foliage Festival

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — The Newport Fall Foliage Festival attracted nearly 30 vehicles for its Antique and Classic Car Parade during Saturday’s festival. Awards were handed out in the three categories of: Most Interesting Best Restoration Judges Award Roger Grenier, of Derby Line, drove his special edition Ford Mustang, celebrating the car’s 40th anniversary. There were muscle…

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Photo by Tanya Mueller.

Fat Bike Demo Day coming to Derby

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/Newport

DERBY — Think that cold weather is the end of bike riding season? Think again.The Village Bike Shop will be hosting a Demo Day on Sunday September 28, for all those riders who’d like to try a fat bike, mountain bike or even a cyclocross bike. It’s the perfect opportunity to try a new ride…

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Kingdom Games will again maintain a speed skating track on Lake Memphremagog, as well as host an international speed skating event in Newport. Photo by Phil White.

Newport wins bid to host speed skating marathon on Lake Memphremagog

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Kingdom Games, in partnership with Marathon Skating International (MSI), has been selected to host the North American Marathon Speed Skating Championships, January 31 and February 1, 2015 on Lake Memphremagog. Each year the event alternates between venues in Canada and the United States. For 2015, the bid was awarded to Kingdom Games, who…

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QNEK delights audiences with SUDS over the weekend

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line

Below is a sideshow from Sunday’s performance of Suds: The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera. All photos by Tanya Mueller. [slideshow_deploy id=’4282′] DERBY LINE — To write a review of QNEK’s latest show at the Haskell Opera House, I could spend a long time trying to come up with something clever to play off the…

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Paula Yankauskas, 60, of Hyde Park, Vermont swimming the length of Lake Memphremagog. Photo by Phil White.

Three swim the 25 mile length of Lake Memphremagog

DERBY — Three marathon open water swimmers completed this year’s 25 mile, international swim between Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec. The swim, called “In Search of Memphre,” started on Friday night, with five swimmers, but was halted by a thunderstorm that hit just an hour into the swim. It was rescheduled to Saturday night, with…

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QNEK getting ready to present SUDS: The Rocking 60’s Soap Opera

DERBY LINE — QNEK Productions continues its 21st Season by presenting SUDS: The Rocking 60’s Soap Opera at the Haskell Opera House September 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20. In the style of other jukebox musicals like Forever Plaid, Mamma Mia, and Jersey Boys, that use an artist’s or particular decade’s music to tell a…

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Will Letendre coming through the finish line to win the Dirty 40 Road Race in Derby on Saturday.

Dirty 40 Road Race brings hundreds of cyclists to Derby

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/News

All photos by Tanya Mueller [slideshow_deploy id=’4034′] DERBY — Around 400 cyclists from all over the U.S. and Canada made their way to Derby on Saturday morning to take part in the Dirty 40 Road Race. The Dirty 40 has been described as being more difficult than the Ironman, or, in comparison to other cycling…

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Country music rebel coming to Island Pond this Friday

in Arts and Entertainment/Island Pond/News

ISLAND POND — The Boston based Houston Bernard Band will be appearing at the Summer Concert Series at the Pavillion Park in Island Pond, on August 29, at 6 p.m. They will be performing classic, modern and original–not your Grandpa’s–country music. They have recently appeared with Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, Delbert McClinton, Pure Prairie League,…

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R.J. Thompson posing near North Troy before the start time of his record attempt to cover the Long Trail in record time.

Weather and injury ends Long Trail record attempt

in Arts and Entertainment/North Troy

NORTH TROY — Weather and an early injury forced R.J. Thompson, a 30-year-old runner from Stowe, to end his attempt at breaking a record this week. Armed with only a cell phone, backpack, and basic eating and survival essentials, Thompson set out from North Troy on Tuesday, in the hopes of completing the length of…

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Guide to Orleans County Fair 2014

in Arts and Entertainment/Barton/Vermont

BARTON — The 147th Annual Orleans County Fair opened today. This old-time agricultural county fair provides fun and entertainment for the entire family. Although the weather has not exactly been friendly for the opening, the burnout competition and four wheeler pull scheduled for Wednesday will go on rain or shine. The Remax balloon rides were…

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Derby native Dustin Smith opens deli in Barre

in Arts and Entertainment/Vermont

DERBY — Dustin Smith saw a lot of potential in Barre, Vermont. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, the 28 year-old native of Derby noticed that the local food scene in Barre was growing in popularity, and decided it would be a good place to start his own business. In late May, Smith…

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