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Newport - Age Friendly!

article courtesy of AARP Vermont


Winter Games: Speedskating 1/31 - 2/1

Article courtesy of Newport Dispatch

NEWPORT — Newport’s Winter Games gets underway this weekend, starting January 31 and February 1, with the North American Speedskating Championships. The event will take place on the 700 meter Hutch Jenness Speedskating Oval on Lake Memphremagog in Newport.

On Saturday morning there will be free, short races for youth and novices to try out the sport. The 1 km and 5km events will be starting at 10:30 a.m.

Downtown Dollars

Downtown Dollars gift certificates are now on sale!

Wondering what to buy for those difficult people on your holiday gift list?  With Downtown Dollars, you can make your holiday shopping easy AND support your community at the same time! 

Gift certificates are available only at Community National Bank in Newport at 100 Main Street.  They're available in denominations of $5 and $20.  

Downtown Dollars certificates can be used at any of the following merchants:

Jay Peak offers free rides for employees

WCAX came to the Kingdom on Friday, November 21 to talk with Bill Stenger of Jay Peak Resort about the new, free van service that Jay Peak is launching.   The van service will bring employees to work at the mountain at no cost to employees.

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Shop Small, Shop Local! Newport Small Business Week November 29 - December 6

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Shop Small, Shop Local November 29 – December 6


MAC Holiday Reception 11/21/14

MAC Holiday Reception, November 21, 2014, 5-7pm 

New arts and crafts!

 Special appearance by The Northeast Kingdom Chamber Players, with Ken Michelli, Music Director 

MAC Center for the Arts

158 Main Street 

Newport, VT 05855

Newport Santa Festival December 6th!

Santa Run


Prizes for Floats


Dusit Thai Cuisine Opens!

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We are delighted to announce the opening of a new authentic Thai restaurant called Dusit Thai Cuisine on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014, located at 158 Main Street, Newport VT. Dusit Thai Cuisine serves lunch, dinner and take out. Open daily 11am-9pm and closed on Tuesday. Please Contact 802.487.9305 for more information. 

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Tarzan: The Stage Musical


North Country Union High School's Arts and Communications Academy presents Tarzan: The Stage Musical

AARP Accepting Newport Grant Applications, now through January 16, 2015

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Funding Available for Community Projects
AARP is now accepting applications for its Community Action Sponsorship Program


First Wednesdays at Newport's Goodrich Memorial Library November 5, 2014

Champlain Professor Explores Life of Amelia Earhart


Champlain College professor Nancy Nahra will delve behind the legend of aviator Amelia Earhart in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on November 5 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, "Amelia," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council?s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Taste of Newport 2014 photo album

Photos from the Taste of Newport 2014, a signature Newport City Renaissance Corporation event.
Distinctive. Diverse. Delicious. Downtown. 
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Event Location: The Gateway Center, downtown Newport
The 4th annual Community National Bank Taste of Newport was a one-of-a-kind culinary festival in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Many of Newport’s downtown restaurants served signature dishes from celebrated Newport chefs, made with local products.

Fall Foliage Festival! September 19-21

9-20-14 Chilifest

There's lots to do in Newport at the Fall Foliage Festival!  Schedule is below. For more information, please visit and

Fall Foliage Festival

Newport State Airport awarded 8.8 million federal grant

VT Digger, 9/12/14 The Newport State Airport in Coventry has won $8.8 million in federal grants to help pay for expansions. The two Federal Aviation Administration grants come on the heels of $8.1 million awarded to Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport for safety improvements, according to a news release from Vermont’s congressional delegation. The Newport airport’s runway will be extended 1,000 feet to serve more and larger planes and to complete the airport’s apron construction, where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled and boarded.