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Kombucha has been all the rage for awhile now, especially with the healthy-eating community.  One of the more popular brands of bottled raw, organic kombucha is GT’s Kombucha , produced in Los Angeles.  With the popularity of kombucha, some stores began selling kombucha on tap.  Bring your own bottle or get one from the store.

Now you can get raw, organic kombucha on tap at the Springfield, VT Food Co-Op.  The Co-Op sells Katalyst Kombucha, a small company in Greenfield, MA, and currently has 4 flavors on tap:  Ginger, Berry, Jasmine and Grape.  Kombucha on tap is significantly cheaper than buying it by the bottle from the cooler.

The other great thing about getting it on tap is you can blend the flavors to suit your own tastebuds.  For example, fill a bottle with both the ginger and berry flavors, mixing more of the ginger if you prefer a stronger ginger taste.  You don’t even have to fill a bottle.  The on tap kombucha is sold by weight, so put as little or as much as you want in a bottle.

Springfield Vermont Penny Sale 2013

The Springfield Rotary Club’s Annual Penny Sale is on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 7:00pm at the Riverside School Gym.  Hundreds of prizes.

The Grand Prize is $5,000 CASH.  Grand Prize tickets cost $2.00 each or three tickets for $5.00

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The Comtu Falls in Springfield Vermont was raging Sunday afternoon after the leading bands of hurricane Irene passed through. The water was moving so fast and furious that it was dizzying to look down.

Springfield was quite fortunate. While many of the other towns in southern Vermont were flooded, Springfield was not. In at least one town in Vermont, rescue workers went door-to-door telling people to evacuate.

Although this video shows the rage and fury of the rushing waters, Springfield residents are relieved the river didn’t rise to street level.

(NOTE: The other Springfield, VT Hurricane Irene video posted, which, at the moment, is 21 seconds long and titled “Hurricane Irene Springfield VT Massive Swollen Raging Rivers” is a direct theft of a portion of the end of this video.)

If you’d like to see what the upper portion of the falls looked like four days prior to hurricane Irene, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnIB-riZIcQ

August 26, 2011 –  After various debacles and delays, with residents returning on multiple days to watch, it finally happened.  First thing in the morning the cables were hooked up to the old bridge and in about ten minutes it had been lifted out.  Not too long after, the new bridge was set it it’s place and the new footbridge at the old Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield Vermont is now in place.

….and the old bridge waits to be broken down and hauled away.

August 17, 2011 – The nearly 100 year old footbridge at the old Fellows Gear Shaper building in Springfield Vermont was supposed to be removed today and a shiny new bridge put in it’s place.  Unfortunately, things didn’t go exactly as planned.  Spectators watched for hours while the new bridge was moved from the parking lot into the street and the cables hooked up to the old bridge to lift it out.

When it finally came time to lift the old bridge out, it just wouldn’t budge.  It was discovered there were some additional rods securing the old bridge into place that needed to be cut.  However, that wasn’t the end of the problems.  The crane still couldn’t lift the old bridge.  It turns out that whomever on the project was responsible for estimating the weight of the old bridge was off by 10,000 pounds! Consequently, the crane brought in to lift the old bridge was too small.

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