MLT Backyard Series: This is Your Climate Challenge

The Mahoosuc Land Trust will launch its 2015 Speaker Series, “This Is Your Backyard,” with a presentation by Dr. Stephen Mulkey entitled “This Is Your Climate Challenge.” Dr. Mulkey, President of Unity College, will speak at McLaughlin Auditorium on the Gould Academy campus at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, with a snow date of […]

Jan. 5 marks 200th anniversary of mail delivery in Bethel

The postal desk used by Dr. Moses Mason.

When Bethel residents get their mail on Monday, it will be the 200th anniversary of U.S. Postal Service delivery in the town. Before that time, the closest place to get mail delivery was the Post Office in Waterford. The first Bethel postmaster was Dr. Moses Mason, whose house on Broad Street is one of two […]

Snail named after local veterinarian


 A newly-discovered form of land snail has been named for a local animal doctor, according to a press release. Mary “Robin” Gorrell, DVM, now shares her name with the snail ‘Triodopsis juxtidens robinae,’ found in southern West Virginia. Dr. Gorrell is originally from West Virginia, and enjoys outdoor adventures with her family and black Labrador […]

Tips for watching Frozen Rush at Sunday River

Red Bull Frozen Rush is returning to Sunday River Resort for a second year on Jan. 8 and 9, 2015. This one-of-a-kind, nationally renowned, on-snow truck race features 10 of the world’s best drivers on the slopes of South Ridge in 900-horsepower Pro4 trucks on a custom-designed course. As we learned from last year, residents […]

Living Nativity 2014


This year was the 50th anniversary of the Living Nativity on the Bethel Common, and a good crowd turned out to watch the Wise Men, shepherds and animals come to worship the baby Jesus. The Holy Family was played by Grayson and Renee Wakefield and their baby son, Brady.

DiCocoa’s in gingerbread


Anna Sysko and Mattie Templeton of Cafe DiCocoa in Bethel teamed up to create a gingerbread replica of the store, utilizing icing, Twizzlers, peppermints, pretzels and many other ‘building blocks.’ Sysko did the structural work with the gingerbread.

Christmas tree in fall


Sally Taylor of Bethel took this photo in October of the tree in her background that would become her Christmas tree. Mother Nature provided colorful trim in the foreground and background.

Living Nativity celebrates 50 years


By Amy Chapman When the Living Nativity is performed this Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. on the Bethel Common, it will mark 50 years since Susan Farrar first gathered her friends and neighbors and began the much-loved tradition, celebrating Christmas and community. Farrar passed away last June at the age of 96. Her daughter, Lisa […]