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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!


H2O Innovation is a complete water solutions company focused on providing best-in-class technologies and services to our customers. Our activities rely on three pillars: i) Water Technologies & Services (WTS) applies membrane technologies and engineering expertise to deliver equipment and services to municipal and industrial water, wastewater, and water reuse customers, ii) Specialty Products (SP) is a set of businesses that manufacture and supply a complete line of specialty chemicals, consumables and engineered products for the global water treatment industry, and iii) Operations & Maintenance (O&M) provides contract operations and associated services for water and wastewater treatment systems. Through innovation, we strive to simplify water

H2O Innovation is proud to be a long time sponsor of First Night and even prouder to be a part of the St. Johnsbury community! For over a decade the area has trusted us with their water and for that, we are beyond grateful. Thank you, St. Johnsbury, Barton, Cabot, Danville, Island Pond, Johnson, Lyndon, Lunenburg, Marshfield, Morrisville and the New Hampshire communities of Claremont, Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, Whitefield and Woodsville.

Happy New Year and here’s to a bright future in 2023!

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.

It’s official: as of July 1, VPR and Vermont PBS are a unified public media organization. This marks the beginning of our new life together! Over the last 50 years, VPR and Vermont PBS’ audiences and members have helped create two of the strongest statewide public media organizations in America. Together, we will build on that foundation of trusted information, high-quality education, and thoughtful programming to build the future of public media in Vermont. Thank you for your continued support.

Puffer Broadcasting is a family owned and operated business (now in its 3rd generation) that has been operating in our Cohase region since 1976. AM 1100 WTWN radio station is licensed to Wells River, Vermont where their 300′ tower is located. FM 101.3 WYKR radio station is licensed to Haverhill, New Hampshire where they have a 199′ tower, and they operate 24/7.

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.

You are all invited to join us around the campfire for a special celebration of New England, Revels and Abanaqi traditions. As one year ends, and another begins, you will be taken on a magical journey of stories, songs and dance that celebrate one of the most important things – community – as our fictional town celebrates their annual midwinter celebrations for the first time in two years. Through the eyes of a new family in town you will be introduced to mysterious stories, exciting dances, loveable characters and glorious songs that regularly frequent this annual gathering. From the mystical Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers and delightful Lord of the Dance to the spellbinding Mummers Play and poignant poem, The Shortest Day, you will come away with that warm fuzzy festive feeling that only Midwinter Revels can bring. So join us for this very special celebration of new beginnings, old traditions and community which has been a family favorite of the Upper Valley since 1975.

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Happy New Year From Your Local Real Estate Experts!

We are a full-service agency meeting the needs of buyers and sellers every day. Located in Lyndonville, Vermont and servicing the entire Northeast Kingdom. | 802.626.4790

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.

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.

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.

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:

Momentum Manufacturing Group was founded in 1982 in St. Johnsbury, VT, as NSA Industries. Founder Neal S. Austin focused firmly on people, putting trust in his associates and building lasting relationships with customers. That focus enabled the company to quickly establish itself as a premier New England metal fabrication and assembly services provider. Starting in 2014, the company began a series of acquisitions in NH and MA to rapidly expand its metal machining and fabrication business, as well as add lead fabrication, aluminum extrusion manufacturing, and custom cable services. To reflect its greater suite of capabilities and ability to support high growth industries, the corporate name was changed from NSA Industries to Momentum Manufacturing Group in 2020. Since 2020, $15 million has been invested to strengthen automation and aluminum extrusion capabilities, and $20 million is planned to be invested in 2022 to further support operations. Today, Momentum Manufacturing Group is the largest metal manufacturing company in the Northeast, and ranked 7 in the U.S. with over $169 million in revenue in 2021.

Safe and reliable transportation is an important part of everyday life. Whether you need a school bus company to safely take your students to and from school every day, or reliable transportation for your event, you can trust us to meet your needs – we have you, your students, and your guests’ best interests in mind. Based in Manchester NH, Butler’s Bus Service currently owns and operates a fleet of over 301 buses and provides professional bus charter and school bus services in North Haverhill, Milford, and Center Barnstead, NH, as well as in Orleans, Lyndonville, and White River Junction, VT. Each location is fully staffed to provide full maintenance services, dispatching, driver development, and on-site management for our customers.

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

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.


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.

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.

Located in the heart of St. Johnsbury, the health professionals at North Country Chiropractic of St. Johnsbury are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives — combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Experience the lasting pain relief you want with care from Dr. Thomas Turek and Dr. Travis Howard. At North Country Chiropractic we believe in an integrated team approach to healthcare for the benefit of our patients. We work closely with local medical physicians and refer out without reservation when a patient needs a multidisciplinary treatment regimen. Over the past 38 years, we are proud to say that North Country Chiropractic has become a reliable referral source for local medical professionals faced with difficult or challenging neuro-musculoskeletal cases; many of our new patients come from referrals from local medical professionals. Patients seeking treatment at North Country Chiropractic are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology. Our doctors and staff have a genuine concern for your well-being! Visit our family chiropractors in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, for gentle yet effective chiropractic care.

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!

 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. Concept2 oars have since gone on to become the oar of choice among the world’s rowers, and innovations continue right to the present-day. In 1981, Dick and Pete created the Concept2 Indoor Rower, which swiftly became the best-selling rowing machine in the world. Now several models later, it’s used every day by Olympic athletes, cardiac rehab patients, individuals at home and every caliber of rower in-between. Since those early days they’ve grown to over 100 employees, and though they’re much larger now, they remain dedicated to the 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.

Founded in 1909 by Charles Hutchins, Dead River Company had its roots in the forest products industry. The company was named for the Dead River, which flowed through much of its timberland in remote areas of Western Maine. In the 1930s, Curtis Hutchins took over management of the company from his father. The purchase of a small petroleum bulk storage plant, four gasoline stations and an Esso franchise, in 1936, marked Dead River Company’s entrance into the petroleum business. Dead River Company now has over 85 years of experience in the fuel oil and propane business. While our size ensures a reliable supply of petroleum products for our customers, it’s how we deliver our services and support our communities that matters most. By operating locally managed offices throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and western Massachusetts, we remain committed to upholding our core values of integrity, caring and excellence.

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.

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!

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. 5574

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..

Fox Pest Control is the trusted name for residential pest control in the New Hampshire area. We take pride in providing high quality service and have helped thousands of customers rid their properties of pests. Call us today for a free inspection and same day service!


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