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Community National Bank, Vermont’s Community Bank, has been helping Vermonters build their homes, businesses, and dreams since 1851. Community National Bank offers a complete line of in-person and electronic services to accommodate the needs of businesses and consumers. Community National Bank is proud to be a supporting partner of Catamount Arts and their endeavors to enrich our lives with the arts. To learn more about Community National Bank please visit

Compassionate care in our home or yours. Northern Counties Health Care (NCHC) encompasses five community health centers, three dental centers, a walk-in primary care location, and a certified home health care & hospice division. We provide a full spectrum of quality, affordable, and compassionate health care services to patients of all ages throughout the Northeast Kingdom. Learn more about our locations, services, and career opportunities at

Northern Counties is committed to improving the health of the entire community, and the arts are an essential way to foster joy, connection, and good health. The isolation imposed by the pandemic offered a compelling demonstration of how much connection matters. We are proud to be a sponsor of Catamount Arts, and of First Night North, because it offers an excellent opportunity to create joy, community, and better health.

VSECU is a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody who lives or works in Vermont, offering a full range of affordable financial products and services. We are committed to improving the lives of Vermonters by empowering the possibilities for greater social, environmental, and financial prosperity. As part of our mission, we sponsor events like First Night to support the local artists and organizations—like Catamount Arts—that help bring us together and strengthen our sense of community. For more information about VSECU, visit

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is located in St. Johnsbury in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We are a community, not-for-profit, acute care, critical access hospital. NVRH is one of two Vermont hospitals designated as Baby FriendlyTM by the United Nations. The organization provides primary and preventive care, surgical and specialty services, inpatient and outpatient care and 24-hour, physician-staffed emergency services. Aligned with community partners, NVRH values and invests in efforts to address social conditions to create communities that are well-nourished, well-housed, physically healthy, mentally healthy, and financially secure. NVRH serves the health needs for over 30,000 people in Caledonia and Southern Essex Counties in Vermont and employs nearly 700 dedicated staff.

Passumpsic Bank is a community bank, 11 branches strong, proudly serving the Northeast Kingdom, Central Vermont and New Hampshire’s North Country. As a full-service financial organization, we pride ourselves on offering the products, services and financial expertise necessary to help individuals, families and businesses in all of the communities we serve to
achieve their goals. We offer everything the big banks do, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find an organization that exemplifies “community banking” more than Team Passumpsic.

Passumpsic Bank is a prominent supporter of charities and projects within our communities because giving back makes our communities stronger. We are a proud supporter of the Arts with a long-standing partnership with Catamount Arts. Please visit our website at:

St. Johnsbury Academy, founded in 1842, is well known for its academics, diversity, and strong sense of community. We combine the resources, facilities, and curriculum of the world’s leading independent schools with the personal support and attention of the best small boarding schools, to create a diverse, educational community.

At St. Johnsbury Academy, we believe in young people, and in what is possible when they are supported in becoming the best people, best learners, and best community members and citizens they can be. We care about their character, about their ability to seek truth and be motivated to learn, and about how they will engage positively with the world, both within and beyond our community.

As part of our dedication to our community, St. Johnsbury Academy is proud to support First Night North and to welcome community members to our campus each year.

When you need crane services that rise above the competition, trust a company that has years of experience in the industry. Classen’s Crane Service, LLC in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, provides professional crane services, rigging, and trucking services to meet the needs of your project. On New Year’s Eve, you’ll see the First Night North ball of lights hanging from a crane generously provided by Classen’s!

RCT services a wide range of passengers through several programs including: The Northeast Vermont Area Council on Aging, Adult Day Health Services, Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Central Vermont Council on Aging, and The Northeast Kingdom Community Action. As a Medicaid transportation provider, RCT coordinates medical trips for Medicaid eligible residents, Elderly and Disabled programs as well as other organizations and the general public.

RCT offers three Free Commuter Routes which allow passengers to travel to such destinations as Barre, Montpelier, Morrisville, Waterbury and Littleton, NH., and also has Six Free Shopping Routes. Find all of this information and more at

RCT will also be offering two free shuttles during First Night North 2024! Flag them down and catch a ride to your next venue!


At Autosaver Group, we believe in more than just selling cars; we believe in driving positive change within our communities. As a family-owned network of car dealerships, Autosaver Group takes pride in being more than just an automotive group — we are a committed community partner.

Our dealerships are based on a foundation of trust, integrity, and a passion for delivering quality vehicles and exceptional service. As a testament to our dedication to community enrichment, Autosaver Group is thrilled to be a proud sponsor of First Night, a celebration that embodies the spirit of togetherness and shared experiences. We aim to contribute to the vibrancy of our community and create lasting memories for families and friends.

At Autosaver Group, our commitment to the community extends beyond the showroom floor. We believe in investing in the places we call home, fostering a sense of unity and prosperity. We are excited to be a sponsor of First Night!

Dufresne Group is a consulting civil engineering firm providing services to municipal and private clients throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. We are based in Springfield Vermont with three regional offices.

 Concept2 began in 1976 in the back of a bread truck when Dick and Pete Dreissigacker, fresh from Olympic training, started making composite racing oars. Since those early days they’ve grown to over 100 employees, and their product line includes oars, the RowErg, the SkiErg and the BikeErg. Though they’re much larger now, they remain dedicated to their philosophy of providing the most innovative products and programs to their customers. By selling factory direct, Concept2 eliminates the middleman so that they can provide our customers with the best value. You buy direct from their manufacturing facility in Morrisville, Vermont, USA.

WCAX-TV is Vermont’s Own, founded here in the Green Mountains of Vermont to serve the region with the most local news, weather, and sports coverage for Vermont, North Country New York, and the Upper Valley. Everyday we cover the most local stories in the most local newscasts, from the most local journalists working across Vermont and the region. The most experienced local weather team has several times the forecasting experience of other local stations combined, and our local sports team is on the ground across the region sharing the stories of local sports from high school to the pros to carry on the legacy started when our team of Vermonters climbed the state’s highest mountain and brought TV to Vermont in 1954. Since then, we have continued to innovate, with the first website, first HD broadcasts, first mobile apps, and we will continue to innovate and serve our Green Mountain home.

Shippee Family Eye Care is well noted in the community for providing high quality, personalized eye care services for the entire family. At present, they have a team of six highly-qualified optometrists catering to residents of Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, Littleton and the surrounding region. Their team has widespread experience meeting the eye care needs of children, young adults, and seniors in our local community. An annual eye exam enables them to detect eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration before they cause permanent damage to your sight. By committing to regular optometry care, you do your part to protect your eye health and preserve your vision. Call 802-727-0236 for an appointment in St. Johnsbury.

WEIDMANN is the global leader in electrical insulation for transformer manufacturers and transformer users. Our core competence is the development and production of tailor-made solutions for high-temperature applications and cellulose based insulation systems.

Vermont Public is independent, community-supported media, serving Vermont with trusted, relevant and essential information. We share stories that bring people together.

WYKR 101.3 FM, Haverhill, New Hampshire, and WTWN 105.1FM /1100 AM, Wells River, Vermont, are now part of the Yankee Kingdom Media Corporation family, led by Joshua Smith. Serving Northeast Vermont, Northwest New Hampshire, and the Upper Valley 24/7, these stations have been community staples since their foundation in 1976 by the Puffer family.   Both stations aim to maintain their “Your Music, Your stories, Your Voice” community-focused programming, while expanding their digital reach.

Vermont Broadcast Associates proudly supports FIrst Night North in St. Johnsbury. Serving every corner of the Northeast Kingdom and northern New Hampshire through its stations Magic 97.7, The Notch 106.3, Kix 105.5, MOO 92.1, JJ Country 94.5 (Newport), WSTJ 1340, and WIKE 1490 ESPN. Special thanks to owner Bruce James. 802-626-9800.


Happy New Year from Your Local Real Estate Experts!

StoneCrest Properties is a full service real estate agency serving Lyndonville, St Johnsbury, Burke and the entire Northeast Kingdom. Our team of experienced, professional and friendly agents look forward to helping with your next transaction! | 802.626.4790

We are a family-owned grocery store serving Vermont since 1963. We have three locations in St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville and have enjoyed working with our communities for over 50 years. Our customers truly have become our friends and neighbors. We pride ourselves on providing our communities with the highest quality and best variety of their favorite products at great prices. Along with our focus on great products, we strive to provide the best customer service for our customers as well. We are eager to guarantee you have the most positive shopping experience every time you come to the White Market. We take great pride in our history and we wanted to share that with you. Below are photos and sketches of the Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury area ranging from the 1920s to 1963 when our stores first opened to present day.

Moose River Lake & Lodge Store was founded in 1998 by Bob and Annie Hoffman, who had a vision of rustic elegance and a motto to “Let the Outside In.” In 2008, Fred and Robin Little purchased Moose River and never straying from Bob and Annie’s original vision, have created a shopping experience you won’t find anywhere else. Our motto is “We won’t sell anything we wouldn’t buy ourselves.” From moose heads to muscadet, Fred and Robin strive to find the unusual and the unusually wonderful, functional, and fascinating. We search for the best artisans and fashion designers, a wine selection you won’t find at the grocery store, and, of course, taxidermy… of course!

Our Lyndonville office is located in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom, a place known for its breathtaking scenery and diverse recreational opportunities. Our dedicated team of experts is here for all your insurance needs.

Denis, Ricker & Brown in Lyndonville has been in operation for over 80 years. We are one of two Denis, Ricker & Brown offices throughout Central and Northeastern Vermont. Our service area includes many towns in Caledonia, Orleans, and Essex counties, as well as upstate New Hampshire. Our agency has been a member of the Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group since 2000. Our company specializes in Property and Casualty Insurance and can cover all of your Business and Personal Home & Auto Insurance needs.

To get a quote please feel free to call us or fill out an application online. We look forward to working with you!

NEK Broadband is a Communications Union District (CUD), which means we are committed to providing high-speed internet service to every unserved and underserved address with electrical service in Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans counties, plus Wolcott in Lamoille County. As a municipal entity, we are a non-profit, so revenue from customers will go towards building and repairing our fiber network infrastructure and increasing affordability for our residents. To sign up for updates and find out when your area will get our service, go to

We are a proud sponsor of Catamount Arts First Night North because we know that growing the economic and social prosperity of the NEK requires not only reliable, high-speed internet, but also a thriving creative and arts culture. We applaud and look forward to the wonderful performers, artists, entertainers and musicians that will help us all bring in the new year at this family-friendly event!

The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is a special place, with breathtaking views of mountains and valleys and picturesque small villages. The professionals at Parkway Realty live here, and we know and love this area. We are experts in Northeast Kingdom real estate. If you’re selling your home, we will work with you to get the best price for your home in the shortest amount of time. If you’re buying in the Northeast Kingdom, we’ll help you find your perfect home. We also handle land sales, and we do a significant number of commercial transactions

All of us at Wes Ward Auto Repair are happy to support our community, the arts and our First Night organizers, volunteers and performers.  Find us online at or call us at 802-748-3636 to make an appointment to meet your vehicle repair needs.

The Foundry is a community-based workshop and makerspace located in Lyndonville Vermont. We have a large, fully equipped shop for all types of projects. Come build, make, and create something with us! We are located at the True Building, 79 King Dr. Lyndon, VT, and are open Monday and Wednesdays 5PM- 9PM, and Saturdays 9AM-4PM. Give us a call with questions at (802) 424-0019.

St. Johnsbury Distillery is a throwback to old world ideals and enjoying the moment. We take the utmost time to create truly craft spirits from scratch, so that you can take the time to enjoy the people around you.  To us, the spirit is a tool for generating memories and history. We work to serve the town to which we are named. We focus to promote and develop the town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont in any means possible. Our Distillery will help maintain St. Johnsbury’s economic and social growth.

Kingdom Taproom is the product of the daydreams and hard work of a group of friends; a mixture of natives and flatlanders, who now all consider themselves locals. We share a common passion for good food, drink and company and a common vision of a vibrant downtown St. Johnsbury.

We strive to have a small, simple menu that showcases the very best our region and state has to offer. This applies to our food, beer and spirits. Vermont, and especially The Northeast Kingdom, is populated by some incredibly eclectic, diverse and talented people. This is especially true of our farmers, brewers, distillers and cheese makers. Wherever and whenever possible we will showcase their talents and their wares. Much of what you will drink and eat at the Taproom is fresh, local and made in extremely small quantities. We hope that you will appreciate it as much as we do.

We seek to have a social and economic impact on downtown St. Johnsbury and our entire region. Our goal is to make the Kingdom Taproom a social hub. We want you to view it as an extension of your home; a comfortable place to sit, relax, meet with friends and make new ones. Our existence is a small step towards reclaiming and revitalizing our downtown and making it a destination for locals and travelers alike.

We hope that you find the Taproom welcoming and comfortable. If you have any suggestions, please ask around for an owner. You will be able to find at least one of us around at almost anytime we are open.

The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce stimulates and promotes the vitality of St. Johnsbury’s cultural, commercial, and community resources through regional marketing, business support, community events, and downtown economic development. We support First Night North because our beautiful downtown looks best when full to the brim with people, live performances, and community connection.

St. Johnsbury Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. Together, we see a world where people unite to make a difference – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. In St. Johnsbury, our members come from a variety of backgrounds and are dedicated to service above self. We support local youth programs, food security, literacy, and more – as well as global projects like eradicating polio. Learn more at

Our club happily supports activities that bring people together and the arts are a fun and effective way to create a vibrant and connected community.

Since its founding in 1891, Union Bank has made banking a little bit easier and more convenient for you by investing in the success of its local community — your community. Headquartered in Morrisville, VT, Union Bank is a full-service bank, with 18 branches and three loan centers located throughout northern Vermont and northern New Hampshire. Union Bank has earned an outstanding reputation for residential lending programs and is an SBA Preferred Lender and has received an “Outstanding” rating by the FDIC for our Community Reinvestment efforts. We have also been named a VHFA “Top Performer” and USDA “Vermont Lender of the Year.” We are proud to be a supporter of Catamount Arts First Night as well as other fantastic community-oriented endeavors in the NEK and in all the communities we serve. To learn more, go to

Vermont State University — Better Together
Vermont State University will combine the very best of Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College. Launching July 1, 2023, Vermont State will offer five campuses plus learning sites across Vermont, 105+ degree, certificate, and training programs, and in-person, hybrid, and online learning options. Learn more:

Front Porch Forum’s mission is to help neighbors connect and build community. We do that by hosting regional networks of online neighborhood forums. Common sense and a growing body of research tell us that well-connected neighborhoods are friendlier places to live, with less crime, healthier residents, higher property values, and better service from local government and public utilities. Organizing a group yard sale, advertising a local concert, mentoring a local kid, volunteering for a park clean-up, voting on election day, etc. That’s what FPF is all about!

At Hardwick Dental Group, our Mission is to guide our patients along a path of optimal dental health by delivering the highest possible level of care in a friendly, safe, and comfortable environment. Through our team of professional, compassionate, and committed employees, we aim to improve patient health, appearance, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.

Our location has been in operation since 1974, and since then it has remained a community asset to the Northeast Kingdom region. We’re conveniently located near routes 14, 15, and 16, so no matter which direction you’re coming from, our office is easy to find. And our commitment to care and patient satisfaction shows as some of our patients travel from out-of-town to come to our office. We’ve got a reputation for great dental care. When our patients smile, we smile.

We are currently accepting new patients! Call 802-472-5005 for an appointment or visit

For nearly 40 years, Craig Harrison has provided a wide array of creative services for local, regional, national and international clients. In 2010, he brought Harrison Creative to the Northeast Kingdom, where he supports the area’s business and creative communities with professional quality graphic design and photography services. From logos and branding to advertising and brochures, Harrison Creative can handle it. Expanded photography capabilities (including studio, location and drone) mean Harrison Creative’s clients get consistent, high quality results quickly no matter the budget. Check it out at


Business Sense · Legal Ingenuity

Downs Rachlin Martin attorneys provide innovative legal services that deliver unparalleled value to help our clients accomplish great things and better our communities.

Tim Scott Real Estate, located in St Johnsbury, Vermont, knows the Northeast Kingdom. Our team is ready to put that knowledge to work to help with your property buying and selling needs. Our licensed realtors are here to assist you through every step of the process. You can expect the best from Tim Scott Real Estate.

The Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce is the tri-county’s largest and only fully staffed chamber, handling travel promotion, community/economic development, legislative/governmental relations, business training and promotion of regional projects. It was established in 1891. Our regional chamber is unique in that it covers the entire tri-county region and features a membership that is 50 percent hospitality based and 50 percent from the service sector.

JRP Properties LLC is a small community based housing provider founded in the North East Kingdom. We are happy to give back to a community that has given so much to its residents

Momentum Manufacturing Group is a leading strategic manufacturing partner to OEMs and product manufacturers across a variety of industries, including robotics, medical device, defense, transportation, food service, and semiconductors. The company provides metal fabrication, precision machining, engineered aluminum extrusions, custom cabling, powder coating, and assembly services and maintains an extensive manufacturing infrastructure across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. For more information, visit | A family-owned business based out of Manchester, has been helping connect locals and visitors alike with the very best that the Green Mountains have to offer since 1997. From events to activities, dining to lodging, we search for the people and places that make Vermont unique and where we love to call home. Inspired by the surrounding mountains and activities, we strive to deliver a daily dose of Green Mountain living, through articles, videos, and guides. To connect, collaborate, and learn more, please reach out to us at (802) 362-2000 or

A second generation, family owned and operated insurance agency, owned by husband-and-wife team Mike & Jenn Barrett. Offering insurance for home, auto, farm, business, workers compensation, flood, and life. We represent many companies, both regional and national, to offer the right product for your needs.

We are excited to support First Night, encouraging our friends and neighbors to ring in the New Year with a variety of events and venues throughout St. Johnsbury. A great family-friend, community-oriented way to celebrate!

The Kingdom Trail Association is a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide recreation and education opportunities by managing, maintaining, and building trails to foster the health of our local community, surrounding environment, and regional economy. KTA strives to accomplish this mission by offering 100+ miles of quality non-motorized, multi-use, all four seasons, and all level of ability trails. Founded in 1994 by a group of visionaries, the organization is now driven by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of community leaders, business owners, trail users, and KTA landowners. Their goal is to encourage recreational use in the Northeast Kingdom that is ecologically sensitive and promotes the natural beauty of the area.

For 181 years Fairbanks has provided top quality industrial weighing equipment and dependable service through a network of Fairbanks sales and service representatives and authorized distributors. Fairbanks continues to break new ground in scale design, setting the new standard in weighing equipment and systems engineering while meeting the special needs of our customers.

Experience counts: The Realtors® at Begin Realty have a thorough knowledge of the real estate trends and happenings in the markets we serve. From the beginning of your search to the final details for the closing, we are there to guide you through the entire transaction.

At CALEX, we value all of our patients and put your needs first. We are committed to providing compassionate, responsive and state-of-the art pre-hospital care. Combining decades of experience, quality people and a keen focus on patient satisfaction and care, our goal is to exceed your expectations in every interaction you have with us. CALEX stands ready to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year — and we’re even on-site on New Year’s Eve at First Night! We provide emergency pre-hospital care, assist with hospital-to-hospital transfers, and also offer a host of community education classes such as CPR and First Aid.

We are proud to be one of the largest packers of Pure Maple Syrup and one of the best-selling lines of Specialty Dressings in the USA. Call ahead for hours: 802-748-5141 ext. 5547

The Northeast Kingdom Classical series is an independent nonprofit organization that presents four chamber music concerts each season in a space acoustically perfect for chamber music. We feature world-class string quartets, piano trios, wind ensembles, duos, solo artists, and more.

The Series engages musicians who are at different stages of their careers—those just starting out as well as seasoned masters. Our concerts reflect the wide range of music styles and eras, from Baroque, Classical, and Romantic to Modern and Contemporary, and feature chamber music’s most-loved pieces as well as lesser-known works that deserve to be heard. During the performances, held at South Church Hall in St. Johnsbury, the connection between the musicians and the audience is remarkable, as the space fosters the intimacy that is best for chamber music.

The Series is run by dedicated volunteers who believe that fine music should be accessible to everyone—and to the delight of music lovers from the region and beyond, we present national and international artists at the highest level of performance while keeping ticket prices affordable..

Pierce Electric is a proud supporter of First Night North and the arts in the NEK. Pierce Electric is a full-service electrical contractor specializing in residential and commercial electrical services.  Located in St. Johnsbury, we would love to assist you with your next electrical project. Our skilled team of electricians and technicians can assist you with data communications, lighting upgrades, video surveillance, access control, fire alarm systems, electrical renovations, and more.  If you have a small electrical repair or a large scale project, we get the job done right and affordably. We build relationships on trust and our reputation.  Try us and see why our customers speak so highly of us.

Dan Wyand, P.T. & Associates was established in 1981 with a small staff consisting of Dan, a secretary and an aide. Currently, our staff consists of 7 Physical Therapists, an Occupational Therapist, 5 Physical Therapy Assistants, an Athletic Trainer and support staff…some of whom have been here twenty-plus years! We have maintained our affiliation with NVRH throughout the years and continue to provide inpatient care at the facility. We currently staff a Physical Therapist, an Occupational Therapist, and a Physical Therapist Assistant to provide care to admitted patients.

Our offices have expanded, but we continue to offer personalized care with the same commitment and concern for our patients that we did in 1981.

Call 802.748.3722 or 802.745.1105 to schedule an appointment today.


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