Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Santa on the Radio

Santa came to town again last Sunday night and was on Magic 97.7 talking to all the little girls and boys of the Northeast Kingdom. Be sure to listen in when he returns this Sunday from 7-9 pm. It will warm your heart.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Giving Breaks All Records

Saint Johnsbury was the scene of holiday merry-making with their Victorian Christmas. With the sounds of horses hooves and young carolers in the background, Craig Schnepf from Fairbanks Scales spent the day weighing in donations of food and money to replenish local food banks.

We were in front of Dunkin Doughnuts in Saint Johnsbury doing a remote broadcast to help our hungry neighbors have a happy holiday season. Here Josh and a Dunkin Doughnut Elf announce the progress (over 2000 pounds of food at this time).

We couldn't believe the response to the call for help today. People showed up with dry goods and canned goods and money, lots of money. Each dollar buys 3 pounds of food for the food shelves. Gingue constructions came by with $100 and a challenge to other local businesses to match him--which they did. An anonymous donor gave $700 in honor of Pat O Hagan's memory. Before noon we reached over 10,000 pounds of food!

Hayden Tanner (sleighridevt.com) brought his beautiful pair of Belgian horses to give wagon rides to holiday revelers.
Shortly after noon, Cindy announced that we had broken 15,000 pounds and it was still pouring in. When all was said and done the good people of the Northeast Kingdom had donated over 23000 pounds of food to replenish food banks.

It warms the heart to see so much generosity. The Northeast Kingdom could teach the world about giving. Housewright Constrution gave $100 to match Gingue. An anonymous dog donated dog food for needy dogs.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Santa Comes to Lyndonville!

It was a blustery Saturday this past week, but that didn't keep Santa away...thanks to the many businesses in Lyndonville who sponsor this wonderful event. If you wanted to catch the Christmas spirit it was certainly contagious in the faces of the children who weathered the cold to spend a moment on the big guys lap to murmur their hearts desire into his ear.
Val Davis was on hand for the live broadcast in front of Darling Manor in Lyndonville.

It was a joy to see all the happy faces.
There were hay-rides around town, hot chocolate to help us warm up.
And elves with treats!
Merrit and Val from Magic 97.7 set it up (Thanks guys!)
And even some big kids showed up for the fun!

Many thanks to all the people that make this event possible: Lyndonville House of Pizza, Village Kids, Fabric Town, Keira's Collectibles, RTD Antiques and Collectibles, Northeast Motors, Greg's Auto, All Around Tan and Gym, to name a few. Go by and thank them in person!

Remember next week is the annual food drive. There has never been a greater need so if you find that you are one of the fortunate this holiday, please take a moment to drop by Dunkin Doughnuts in St. Johnsbury to drop off non-perishable food or money (each dollar buys 3 pounds of food for a needy family). Help make Christmas happen for everyone this year!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cutie Patootie Contest

We Ended up with a tie for third place.

2nd Place

and our Winner!
To see all of the cuties in the contest go to: Cutie Patootie. You can come by the magic studio today and pick up your child's picture, tag on our facebook page, and get a digital copy by emailing us at : vermontradio@gmail.com and giving us your email address and the picture number (such as cuties_12.jpg or whichever number shows up on the left in the gallery).
We want to thank all the people who came by the booth to enter and vote in the first annual Cutie Patootie Contest!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Treasure Hunters Roadshow in Saint Johnsbury

July 28 through August 1st you can clean out your attics and bring your treasures to the Comfort Inn in Saint Johnsbury to have them evaluated and marketed to a large number of collectors or even purchased on the spot.

It's called Treasure Hunters Roadshow. Lynn Hanes told me that you can bring anything old but of special interest to them as buyers is anything gold or silver (even broken or mismatched jewelry),

Jeff Arko evaluates some great garage sale finds from this collector. He told me that this particular man had a great eye for treasures--most of what he brought was valuable.

These are some of the items I saw while I was there:

Here is some old jewelry that came in:

Also of interest are old musical instruments, toys and World War II items (especially German).

Here, Roadshow expert Jeff Arko evaluated a gemstone with a loupe.

When I stopped in to see how things were going every station had treasures that they were evaluating and there was a line of people out the door and in the hall.

This is Brian Scott, helping someone with their old coin collection.

Lynn Hanes (left) and Pierre Monroe (right) can upload pictures of your treasure directly to a team of collectors and find a buyer for your item right there, via internet.

I think getting there early is a good idea! Doors open at 9 am every morning this week and will close at 6pm except Sunday when they will be closing at 4pm.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Live on-air reiki massage

Val Davis got rubbed the right way by massage therapist Nancy Feltus on Friday. The massage was broadcast live on Magic 97.7 in Lyndonville, Vermont. I always wondered what reiki looked like.

Nancy told me that all the massage she does whether it's deep tissue or shiatsu is reiki because it's not about the touch but rather the movement of healing energy. Val had been injured on his knee (quad rupture) so he asked Nancy to see if she could help with the pain. Val said it made his sore knee feel much better even though it didn't seem like much was going on.

Nancy is a long time massage therapist and even traveled to Canada with the US Nordic Ski Team to make sure they stayed in tip top shape for the games. We are lucky to have her here!

She doesn't have a web page yet but you can reach her at : whthwk3@hotmail.com or by good old fashioned phone: 802-467-3562

Home for Sale in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont

You may have noticed the new real estate office in downtown Lyndonville, Vermont : StoneCrest Properties It's run by Kelly Deth and Nikki Bunnell if you've been driving around you will notice their distinctive signs everywhere you turn.

It's not hard to see why this brand-new Real Estate company is taking the area by storm. Kelly Deth has been in the business for many years and she knows that home sales, like sales of any kind is all about marketing and creating memorable and unique material that stands out from the crowd. It is obvious that Kelly has an outstanding grasp on creating that kind of material.

From their office decor, you know they can advise the seller on staging their house effectively and you know the buyer will get the most chances to see the property with Stonecrest's media blitz advertising--they're everywhere!

You will hear them on the radio, see their signs with the distinctive celtic knott design everywhere, this same logo makes her easy to find in any print advertising, and you will find Stonecrest on facebook, on the web at stonecrestpropertiesvt.com and even at their new blog. They use every possible media to reach the maximum number of people possible.

Whether you want to buy or sell property in the Northeast Kingdom you should check out Stone Crest Properties and put Kelly's and Nikki's marketing skills to work for you.