October 16th, 2011
GREENSBORO - For the last 57 years, three generations of the Smith family have embraced locals and guests alike at the Highland Lodge. But last week the family concluded that it was time to close. The changing times, a world of technology, and the recent economy all contributed to this decision.
When you can no longer keep technology out of the dining room, the traditional inn model is too far outdated.
GREENSBORO - After 57 years of welcoming guests through its doors, the Smith family has decided to close the Highland Lodge. A combination of factors brought the family to this decision, and they are not the only ones.
Over the last decade, the number of inns, lodges, and bed and breakfasts in the Kingdom have slowly declined. Is this because of the economy? Or is it something more?
ORLEANS â€“ Senior day is a special occasion for any high-school athlete. It is the day that they get recognized and get the respect paid to them that they deserve for their 4 years of service.
DERBYâ€“The Craftsbury Chargers visited UCA for the rubber match of their three game season series. UCA's Lady Crusaders had taken the first game at Craftsbury early in the season. Earlier this week, UCA went back to Craftsbury and were defeated solidly by a score of 5-1. Their final match-up would prove to be an exciting contest.
ORLEANS â€“ Lake Region hosted the Hazen Wildcats Saturday afternoon, as part of the festivities for the annual Homecoming Weekend. Both teams played a very physical and tough game, but neither team could find the back of the net, as the game would end in a 0-0 draw.
The conditions could not have been worse for a soccer game, high winds and rain poured down for the duration of the contest and players were slipping and sliding all over the soccer pitch, but it did not deter the Ranger Faithful, who packed in across the hilltop to cheer on the team.
SPRINGFIELD-North Country Head Coach Bob Davis wanted to stress fundamentals and shore up execution. That was accomplished in spades as NCU rolled to its seventh victory of the year 63-6 over the outmanned Springfield Cosmos.
NEWPORT - Newport City Firefighter Will Lowell, with the help of Felicia Flint, a second grade student from Coventry Village School (CVS), explains safety gear used by firefighters.
As part of Fire Prevention Week, Flint and other CVS students visited the Newport City Fire Station Thursday.
There will be an open house at the station on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be department tours as well as hog dogs and hamburgers.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ If you smell the aroma of fresh baked goodies in the downtown area, there is good reason. It's probably coming from Jocelyn and Cintaâ€™s Bake Shop at 167 Main Street.
The storefront had many uses over the past several years or so, including another bakery and a Dunkin' Donuts.
Owners Jocelyn Bourassa and Cinta Aherns took the shop over from Northeast Kingdom Community Action last August. The women bring their own established product lines to the business.
â€śWe do pretty much anything,â€ť said Bourassa. â€śIf you think it, we can make it.â€ť
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Every day in the United States, the American Red Cross provides assistance to victims of man-made and natural disasters. Most of the people who respond are volunteers.Â
Statewide, the Red Cross has 250 volunteers, but only about 30 to 35 percent are able to respond to a given event. The chapterâ€™s goal for this year is to add more people to its volunteer roster.
â€śWithout the volunteers, there is really no Red Cross,â€ť said Larry Crist, regional executive.Â
CRAFTSBURY â€“ The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers picked up a much needed win Tuesday afternoon against the Concord Wildcats.
Morgan Churchill got the scoring going early giving her Wildcats a 1-0. But, the Chargers bounced right back as Iva Wright would score unassisted to tie the game at 1-1. The game would remain in a deadlock until Melanie Sergiev scored unassisted, from 15 yards out, with 10 minutes to go in the contest.
On her goal, Sergiev injured her leg just below the knee and was taken to the hospital; her injury status is currently unknown.