Download the printable area Farmers' Market Calendar! Farmers' markets are truly local, and that's as true today as it was 20 years ago. You don't have to worry about reading labels or reading between the lines, ...more
Local First Alliance hosted the 5th annual Upper Valley High School Communications Competition with the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center’s (HAC&TC) Media Arts class this spring. As part of the student's culminating project, the class ...more
On Friday, May 18, the Upper Valley celebrated its newest holiday: Curb the Car Day.
Riffing off National Bike to Work Day, Curb the Car Day embraces all forms of non-drive-alone commutes: biking, walking, taking transit, ...more
Editor's Note: Many thanks to Kevin Peterson, Director of Economic Development for the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority, who offered the keynote speech at our May 3 Heroes & Leaders celebration. Read his complete remarks ...more
The food is fresh, the market is fun, and the deal is sweet!
Support Your Farmers' Market with the
NEW Friend of the Market Card!
Buy a Friend of the Market card ($20) at your participating farmers' market and take ...more
Since this year’s Super Quest explores the Upper Valley’s aquatic features in all their myriad forms, this makes for an opportune time to focus on that greatest of all our region’s waterways, the Connecticut River. ...more
Recognize anyone? Thanks to some dedicated bus riders with bright smiles and great stories, we've put together this poster series promoting Advance Transit's real-time system (scroll down to see them all). These are all REAL ...more
Chris, back row, with Quest writing students at Sam's Overlook on the Unity Mountain Trail, Unity, NH
This spring we have had the great pleasure of working with Chris Jayne. A Hanover-native, Bowdoin College graduate who grew ...more
The Vital Communities Transportation Program convenes the Upper Valley Transportation Management Association (UVTMA), a membership-based group of workplaces, transportation providers, municipalities, and planners. Dues-paying members are eligible for customized programs and services for their town or workplace.
Every spring, Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities, hosts a Heroes & Leaders celebration to recognize individuals who make significant contributions to the greater Upper Valley region. This year, Heroes & Leaders is ...more
Are you passionate about the Upper Valley? Do you feel motivated to share our region's special places with the community at large? Love working with people of all ages? Vital Communities is looking for a ...more
Celebrate as we recognize LaValley Building Supply as the May Local First Alliance Business of the Month
For more than 50 years, LaValley Building Supply has been serving our region with professional building supplies and services, ...more
Boiler on its last legs? Looking to opt out of fossil fuels? Come learn about today's self-stoking automated wood heat! Opt out of oil with delivery of local wood pellets and whole home wood heating ...more
When Lyme native Morton Bailey started his business, Lyme Green Heat he was just a guy in a truck delivering bagged wood heating pellets to residential customers around the Upper Valley heating their homes with pellet stoves.
Today this ...more
Weatherize Round Two kicks off this month across the Upper Valley region.
What is Weatherize?
Vital Communities partners community volunteer teams with local contractors to help Weatherize participants complete cost-effective home energy improvements. These upgrades save residents money on ...more
Working together to empower home buyers and sellers throughout the Upper Valley to understand home energy costs and invest in energy efficiency.
Over 50 real estate professionals from across the Upper Valley will gather on January ...more
Vital Communities celebrated its Leadership Upper Valley Class of 2017 on June 14, in a commencement ceremony at Harpoon Brewery. Thirty of the region’s emerging local leaders graduated from the 10-month professional and personal development ...more