SALISBURY — The town of Salisbury will host its 14th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration this coming Saturday evening.
Everyone is invited to gather at Salisbury’s Veterans Memorial Park, across from Maple Meadow Farm, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Festivities will include lighting of the beautiful Town Holiday Tree, a giant bonfire, hayrides, a visit from Santa, a sing-along, hot cocoa and more.
A holiday party — with food and refreshments, stories and a chance to spend more time with Santa — will follow at the Salisbury Town Library.
All are welcome.
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SALISBURY — BARN OPERA completes its second season “The Season of Love” with Giancarlo Menotti’s holiday opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” This production will be performed by an all-Vermont principal cast as well as a local amateur chorus, on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14. There will be two performances each night, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
“Amahl and the Night Visitors” is the story of a poor mother and her crippled son who exhibit extraordinary generosity by giving everything that they own to provide comfort for three kings that are on their way to visit the Christchild. In a...
THE SALISBURY CONGREGATIONAL Church in Salisbury village will be the site of Barn Opera’s presentation of the holiday opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on Dec. 13 and 14. The story centers around the three kings on the way to visit baby Jesus.
Independent photo/John S. McCright
BRANDON/SALISBURY — Barn Opera of Brandon will complete its second season — “The Season of Love” — with a presentation of Giancarlo Menotti’s holiday opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” at Salisbury Congregational Church on Dec. 13 and 14.
“Amahl” is the story of a poor mother and her crippled son who exhibit extraordinary generosity by giving everything that they own to provide comfort for three kings that are on their way to visit the Christ child. In a moment of self-protection, and unconditional love for her son, Amahl’s mother tries to right cosmic injustice by stealing some gold....
SALISBURY — Vanguard Renewables and Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) received the 2019 American Biogas Council Up-and-Coming Biogas Project award for the Goodrich Farm Anaerobic Digester project in Salisbury, at the organization’s awards ceremony on Oct. 29.
The project is a unique partnership between Vanguard Renewables, VGS, Middlebury College and the Goodrich Family. It will generate biogas from manure and food waste and convert it to pipeline quality gas for use by Middlebury College and VGS’s customers. This project is the first to sell renewable gas to end customers.
SALISBURY — Residents of the Addison-2 Legislative District (Cornwall, Goshen, Hancock, Leicester, Ripton and Salisbury) are invited to join Rep. Peter Conlon for a look at how the Legislative process works in Vermont, from idea, to bill, to law, and how citizens can be involved.
This non-political talk will be held at the Salisbury Public Library (right in the village) on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7-9 p.m. Come learn how the Vermont process differs from the “I’m Just a Bill” lessons we all learned on TV, and how Vermont’s small size means that citizens can play big roles in it.
Courtney and George had been dating for eight years and were out to celebrate at Fire & Ice for dinner.
They ordered drinks and exchanged cards. In no particular rush, Courtney pushed hers aside to first examine the menu, but George insisted she open it right away.
“So I did, and the next thing I knew he was on his knee with a box open!” Courtney recalled. “I was so shocked that he had to ask me again! I laughed, sat there for a minute, and realized I needed to answer him.”
She said yes, and the couple went on to plan an intimate and meaningful ceremony that took place August 10, 2019 on...
CHELSEA AND GABRIEL Hatch were married at home in North Haverhill, New Hampshire. Chelsea is a Salisbury native.
Photo by Andrea Warren
Chelsea is a native of Salisbury, but now lives just over the eastern border, in North Haverhill, New Hampshire.
It was there that she met Gabriel. After being initially introduced online, the couple’s first date was at the Walmart in Lebanon. It must have seemed like a neutral, safe place to test the waters. Turns out they were meant for each other and quickly built a life together.
Fast forward to August 7, 2018 during a country music concert where Chelsea’s favorite singer, Kane Brown, was opening for Brad Paisley. The couple arrived together at the show, but covertly Gabe ducked into a...
SALISBURY — Vermont State Police on Thursday provided the name of the man whose body was found dead in Salisbury on Tuesday morning.
The body of 34-year-old Nicholas Louras of Rutland was found off Route 53/Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury on the morning of Oct. 8.
Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on Wednesday, which state police said enabled them to positively identify Nicholas Louras. They said someone shot him to death with a gun.
Louras is a cousin of Christopher G. Louras, 33, of Rutland, who died as the result of an exchanging of gunfire with Rutland City and...
SALISBURY — Vermont State Police said they suspect a connection between the dead body of a man was found off Route 53/Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury on Tuesday, and the police shooting of Christopher G. Louras in Rutland that mourning.
But as of press time for this edition of the Independent, police hadn’t released the name of the dead man in Salisbury or the link between the cases.
State police are investigating the Salisbury death as a possible homicide, along with potential links to the subsequent shooting at the Rutland Police Department and the events that transpired afterward in a...
SALISBURY — The dead body of a man was found off Route 53/Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury on Tuesday, and Vermont State Police said they are looking to see if it is related to an officer-involved shooting in Rutland Tuesday morning.
State police are investigating the Salisbury death as a possible homicide, along with potential links to the subsequent shooting at the Rutland Police Department and the events that transpired afterward in a parking lot off Evelyn Street near the railroad tracks downtown.
Investigators do not believe there is any danger to the public.
Police did not immediately say...