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By camilla @ 6:04 am

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If you are driving around today, do stop in at the North Country Chamber of Commerce EXPO at Jay Peak.  The businesses are set up to show you what is available in this area…..Looks like a great day for it!   The  Wooden Horse Arts Guild has a space too!  A few of the best of the interesting arts and crafts of members are on display.  A lot of fun to SHOW and help visitors learn about the WHAG!  A Raffle, too, to benefit the Scholarship Fund.
Stop in and see us!


Jake’s new Owl

By camilla @ 7:12 pm

Jake Swanson has just finished this great new “critter”.   Come to the EXPO at Jay Peak tomorrow (Saturday) and you can see a couple of Jake’s carvings in person!  An up and coming talent!  Visit the Wooden Horse Arts Guild at the EXPO and learn what the WHAG is all about!  Art, crafts, Scholarship Raffle….Stop in and say Hello!

Jake's Owl


EXPO – Not to miss – April 17 & 18

By camilla @ 12:43 pm

Visit the Wooden Horse Arts Guild at the EXPO!  Find out what this Group is all about!  Visit many of your local vendors!


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Classics return to Newport!

By camilla @ 5:24 pm





Across the Fence – WATCH!

By camilla @ 4:06 pm

Just in case you didn’t know (or had forgotten)

Across the Fence is the longest running daily farm and home television program in the country. Across the Fence is a 15 minute program produced by University of Vermont Extension. The program airs weekdays at 12:10 pm on WCAX TV, Channel 3.

“A Conversation with Maple Ambassador Katherine Ham” is the title of the UVM Extension Home and Farm program to be aired on WCAX-TV Channel 3 on Friday, April 3, 2015, from 12:10 PM to 12:30 PM.

Shows post to the UVM Extension website shortly after their air date. If you can’t watch it live on April 3rd, (or set a DVR), it will be available  after that (possibly as early as April 6th), online.

Katie Ham is a favorite of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild, having entered and won our PHOTO FUN Contests.  She is a very busy young lady these days!Katherine Ham-resize


“Starling God” has made the Short List!

By camilla @ 7:22 am

CONGRATULATIONS! Tanya Sousa! StarlingGodCover2__90155_1405411531_1280_1280

“The Starling God” is on the Short List of the Green Earth Book Award!

The Nature Generation created the Green Earth Book Award to promote books that inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment. This is an annual award for books that best raise awareness of the beauty of our natural world and the responsibility we have to protect it.

The Green Earth Book Award recognizes books in five categories – Picture Book, Children’s Fiction, Children’s Nonfiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Young Adult Nonfiction. In each category, the author/illustrator are awarded $2,000.

Winners and honor books will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.  Winners will be awarded during our Read Green Festival at an event on October 1, 2015 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Blue Iguana by Wendy Townsend
Parched by Georgia Clark
Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle
The Starling God by Tanya Sousa and illustrated by Jacob Grant
Threatened by Eliot Schrefer


Don’t Forget Your Community Orchestra

By camilla @ 5:51 pm
Just a reminder to please check out the Newport Area Community orchestra’s webpage.  They have many exciting programs lined up for the next few months – The First on the list is on
April 12, 2015 - This program features guest musicians from the Northeast Kingdom in     concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newport, VT     at  4:00 pm
The Orchestra appreciates your support!  Here’s the website:
cello and piano


Becoming an artist!

By camilla @ 8:14 pm

Victoria's cat (Sneakers)- finished portraitHere again is Victoria Rose, who is intent on becoming a good artist!  She is working with a new medium (pencil) and a new subject (animal).  Her cat, Sneakers, is the model for this picture of her “best friend”.Victoria Rose beginning pencil art of cat Good Job, Victoria!


“The Spidey Project’ Journey”

By camilla @ 3:37 pm

Jewels of the Kingdom L3C presents, “From Here to There and Back Again – ‘The Spidey Project’ Journey” currently in the next phase of Idea development.


The Idea: Beginning in September 2016, and over the course of 30 day intervals with single performances, Justin Moran & Jon Roufaeal’s (with music by Adam Podd & Doug Katsaros) musical parody, The Spidey Project – with Great Power Comes Great Responsibility, directed by Michael Chase Gosselin, will be developed for the Broadway stage through the use of high schools and high school students across US.


As connections are made from school to school town to town, Jewels of the Kingdom L3C will link one to the other with the primary focus on the NEK.  In addition to performance development, this is a marketing/promotional opportunity for the NEK.


To learn more, attend the March 28, 2015 reading/singing presentation at the Goodrich Library in Newport, VT.  Tickets are $35.00 each.  Proceeds benefit the Newport Area Volunteer Band Director’s Fund.Spideyposter


Emily Nyman in Concert

By camilla @ 8:47 am
Emily nyman and guitarNow Playing Newport is proud to present Emily Nyman in Concert

Sunday, March 22 at

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

44 Second Street, Newport, Vt.


Tickets are available online at


 Emily Nyman performs an eclectic mix of originals and cover tunes, including singer-songwriter, folk, and classic rock, with a sprinkling of blues, country and old standards, appealing to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.  Whether performing originals or covers, Emily connects with her audience in an intimate way, inviting listeners to experience the emotions behind her originals or reminisce to familiar cover tunes.


 Emily has “a pure and beautiful voice, effortlessly right on every note,

combined with an immediately engaging personal presence…
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