NEWPORT CITY - For 69 years, some of the best student musicians appeared onstage at the Northern Vermont Music Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newport. The tradition continued at North Country Union High School Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
Many who attended it called the performances "A memory you won't forget."
DERBY â Tuesday was a special day for Newport Center Fire Chief Kurk Flynn. Flynn, who is the protective services instructor at the North Country Career Center, presented his first Firefighter I certification from the State of Vermont to one of his students, Kyle Grondin.
Grondin is the son of Newport City Assistant Fire Chief Pedro Grondin.
Other students previously received their certification from past instructor Kim Richardson, who left the school for another job last June.
DERBY CENTER â The sixth annual Cultural Diversity Day was held at North Country Union Junior High School on Friday.
Five elementary schools joined the junior high to listen to presentations made by students from Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Charleston, Newport Town, Coventry, Holland, and Brighton elementary schools participated in the event.Â The diversity groupÂ attends St. Johnsbury Academy and that school's culinary arts program provided snacks for the occasion.
For more of this story, see page 3 of Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 8, 2013.