Mural project needs volunteers in Bristol

Would your group, organization, camp or club like to participate in creating a mural in Bristol this summer?

Teen advocates for inclusivity in wilderness

Hannah Gallivan, a rising junior at Mount Abraham Union High School, has spent the past year working to update the Green Mountain Emergency Toolkit and make the disaster preparedness guide more inclusive for individuals with service animals.

Baking comes first at Bristol’s Jones the Boy

Though Ash Allison and Ryan Kick began selling their incredible homemade cookies more like six years ago, they’re celebrating their first full year operating from their downtown Bristol storefront on North Street. 

Group uses writing as a vehicle to recovery

When the six-week Writers for Recovery program at Lawrence Memorial Library met for the first time this past April, workshop leader Gary Miller didn’t ask anyone what they were recovering from.

Summer Guide: Bristol offers tons of summer fun

Not only is the town blessed with incredible natural beauty — Bristol Cliffs, the New Haven River, Bartlett Falls and Bristol Pond come immediately to mind — it also has what you might call a “community beauty.”

Bristol police seek to add a mental health staffer

The Bristol Police Chief is asking the selectboard to find money for a mental health counselor to help out on some Bristol police calls.

Bristol church to hold special service

The First Baptist Church of Bristol is having a special outdoor service Sunday, May 29, at 10:15 a.m. followed by a potluck picnic to show their appreciation for Todd Goodyear, who has served as interim pastor.

Sodbusters looking for more players

The horseshoe pitching season is approaching us very fast. The Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club in Bristol started up their Tuesday Night Handicap Singles Summer League on May 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Bristol skatepark needs volunteers

Volunteers have been working hard to update the skatepark at the Bristol Hub Teen Center, next to the Bristol recreation fields.

Art on Main opens Earth Day exhibit

The art comes from community members who responded with paintings, photography, prints and sculptures that represent their appreciation for “OurEarth.”

Community poem heaps praise, love on Bristol

“Love Notes to Bristol” is a crowdsourced poetry project, a web of life spun by dozens of community members, whose moments of admiration, cherishing and yearning can be read across 38 lawn signs around town.

Bristol Dems call for healthcare change

The Bristol Town Democratic Committee sponsored State Auditor Doug Hoffer’s March 10 presentation outlined here After hearing from Hoffer, the Bristol committee adopted this resolution on Vermont healthcare on March 20: The Bristol Town Democratic Committ … (read more)

Volunteers head to kitchens to tackle food insecurity

A new program launched by the Metta Earth project is hoping to establish more connections between food producers and community members experiencing food insecurity. Its recipe for success includes a special ingredient: home cooking.

Roast pork dinner take-out to be held in Bristol

First Baptist Church of Bristol is hosting a take-out roast pork dinner.

Minifactory to open in Bristol later this month

Chef-entrepreneur V Smiley is planning to open soon the Minifactory, a combination coffeeshop, food retailer and production space for her award-winning V Smiley Preserves.


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