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Marita Johnson: Springfield’s 2011 Citizen of the Year
grams, set-up and liaison, for the Osher –UVM Lifelong Learning Series and currently is the Chair of the program series. The Miller Art Center has enjoyed the efforts of Marita as she helped restore the gardens as well as assisting with maintenance of the property. As a member of the Springfield Garden Club, Marita has been historian, publicity chair, scholarship chair and has made herself available for any job that needed doing from planting and weeding to making wreaths for the annual Festival of the Trees. Since 2002 Marita has worked with the Black River Action Team – BRAT, to bring awareness to the public of the importance of river cleanup and engaging persons of all ages to get involved in keeping our rivers clean and preserved for future generations. As a member of Alpha Delta Kappa and the Retired Teachers Association Marita has continued her efforts of giving back by working on projects, filming for publicity and assisting in the groups many endeavors. Congratulations to Marita Johnson, the 23rd Annual Citizen of the Year, who is a person who works tirelessly and continuously for the betterment of Springfield, and is a shining example for all to follow. The Annual Citizen of the Year Award was instituted by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce in 1989 as a means of recognizing area residents for their contributions to the community over and above their respective career paths. Each year numerous nominations are received and selection committee is faced with the most difficult task of picking just one recipient. The goal each year is to select a person who has given of himself or herself to the betterment of the community. Previous winners over the past 22 years have included: Don Gurney, Sr., Doug Priestly, Mary Perry, Paul Kendall, Puggy Lamphere, Marie Gelineau, Nora Swierczynski, Alan Pinders and last year’s recipient the Springfield Garden Club. This partial listing of winners is an example of the varied community participation by our winners and is a strong testament to the commitment of our residents to make a better community for all.
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L to R; Barbara Lacey, Sandy MacGillivray Presenters, Marita Johnson Citizen of the Year, Jeff Matulionis Chamber President, Carol Cole Executive Vice President.
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SPRINGFIELD, VT -The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Citizen of the Year award was presented to Marita Johnson at the Chamber Annual Meeting and Dinner held recently at the Historic Hartness House Inn. Marita Johnson, well know throughout the community for her many contributions to various organizations and causes, is
described by one nominator, as “a “do-er” not just a talker; when she sees something that needs to be done in her community she does it quietly and without fanfare.” After retiring from 35 years of teaching at Riverside Middle School, Marita has continued to teach in her community, by filming many, many activities for SAPA-TV; the filming of Osher Lifelong Learning programs,
the B-29 Bomber crashsight in Weathersfield, Crown Point Road travels, activities for the Springfield 250th Celebration to name a few. Marita’s many accomplishments include; the North Springfield Bog, which she was instrumental in creating in 1970 and continues to be involved with the ongoing efforts of maintaining and educating the public on the Bog.
Springfield’s 250th Anniversary Celebration: Marita was responsible for the creation of the 18th month historical calendar as well as in the planning and implementing many of the activities of the summer long celebration including the Fair Day, the Historical Cemetery walks, auto tours and of course the filming of many events. Marita was a founding Board member responsible, for the pro-
The Shoppers’ Bob Miller Honored by the Springfield Elks
Bellows Falls Elks #1619 “Old Timers Day”
Shown, left are new Springfield Elks’ Exalted Ruler, Christopher Tufts, Bob Miller, Publisher and outgoing Exalted Ruler Andrew Murdock.
On Saturday April 17, Springfield Elks Lodge #1560 held their annual installation of officers. An “Appreciation Award”, was presented to The Shopper’s Publisher, Bob Miller, for his paper’s help in keeping the upper valley informed about the fine work the Elks do in our community and surrounding communities. Weekly papers are a very big help to local Lodges, including the Moose, VFW, Rotary, Lions, Senior Centers etc., in keeping the public informed as to what they do.
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On February 26, 2012 the Bellows Falls Elks #1619 held their annual “Old Timers Day”. This is a day where 25-year members to 70-year members and Past Exalted Rulers gather to celebrate yet another year on Elkdom. They welcomed into the Lodge three new members to help them celebrate this event. Awards and year pins and a present where passed out to the members who have reach membership goals such as years of membership and longevity. Front row: L to R: Ralph Stoddard, Jack Barber “Past Elks State President”, Past Governor for the State of Vermont “Tom Salmon” and Ernest “Turk” Aumand, Jr. Back row: L to R: Gary Dawkins, Petu’ Archambault, Steve Cheeney, Ray “Baby” Buisson “Past Elks State President”, Pat Kiniry, George Bennett and Nelson Coburn “Past Elk District Deputy south”.
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The Acworth 5K Open House at Silsby with Storyteller for Play!
ACKWORTH, NH -This year, the Acworth PTO will host its first annual road race, The Acworth 5K for Play! All proceeds of the event will benefit our playground rebuild project. The race will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m. at the United Church of Acworth. The registration fee per 5K runner/ walker will be $20. We will also have a 1mile family walk. Strollers are welcome on the family walk and registration will be $20 per family. No dogs please. All participants will be welcome to our refreshment tents featuring goodies sponsored by Acworth Village Store, Elm City Bagels, Walpole Grocery, Hannaford Supermarkets and Shaw’s Supermarkets. T- Shirts from the Ink Factory of Claremont will be for sale the day of the event or pre-register at our website www. and get a free shirt! There will also be a prize raffle for all registered runners and walkers. Our prizes include 7 gift certificates from, 4 $50 gift certificates from Huberts Family Outfitters, 2 Gift Boxes from WS Badger Co., $10 gift certificates from Walpole Creamery Scoop Shop, gift boxes from Cabot Creamery and a gift certificate from BE Supply Greenhouse of Langdon! This will be a fun community event where we can all get outside, enjoy some physical activity, friends, and food!!! TOWNSHEND, VT -The Townshend Common Farmers’ Market announces a poster art contest open to all 7-12 grade students from in the Leland & Gray School District as well as CHARLESTOWN, NH -On Saturday, March 31, Silsby Free Public Library in Charlestown will host an open house from 9 a.m. until noon. Books received from the Libri Foundation through a 2 to 1 matching grant will be on display in the newly expanded children’s area. A special collection of math and science books donated by Libri Foundation sponsors Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman will also be on display. These books will be available for parents of preschoolers to use as part of the library’s new math literacy center. Look for the pirate’s treasure chest and find a collection of simple math activities from counting to making sets and patterns, to simple addition and subtraction mixed in with the pirate’s treasures. Also included is a booklist of counting books, math related stories, and cumulative tales that can be checked out by library patrons to be used at home. As part of the celebration, at 10 a.m. storyteller Sharon Wood of Claremont will entertain young and old alike with a selection of folktales. Sharon has been a professional storyteller since 1995, telling traditional folktales at schools, libraries, and community events. Her repertoire of “Folktales From Around the World” includes favorites from many countries and she has chosen some from Hungary, of all income, W-2 forms, 1099-R forms, statements for pensions and annuities, Social Security received, interest and dividend income, state rebates and prebates, IRA income and copy of your 2010 property tax bill. Plan to come a little early as the IRS is requiring an “Intake” form from all taxpayers and you will need time to fill this out. Driver Training Seminar-There will be an AARP Driver Training Seminar on Friday, March 30. Pre-registration for this class is required. Call the center at 802-463-3907 for more information or to register. Spring is coming and it is time to get in shape. Join the Zumba Gold Classes Fridays at
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Australia, India, and Pakistan to tell at Silsby Library. Sharon is a member of the New Hampshire Storytelling Guild and the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling. She has been a featured teller at the Granite State Story Swap in Swanzey, NH and at Tellabration held at the NH Technical Institute, Concord. For seven years Sharon organized a storytelling festival known as Story Fest, held at Fiske Free Library in Claremont. She also helped to produce the Spirits of Claremont Cemetery Walks sponsored by the Claremont Historical Society and Off Broad Street Players since 2005.
A Friendly Chat For And About Senior Citizens By Marilyn Ledoux The Vermont Journal/The Shopper
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BELLOWS FALLS, VT Tax Time is upon us, and the AARP Tax Preparation Program will be held again at the Center every Tuesday and Wednesday from Feb. 15 to April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help you file. Please bring with you a valid picture ID for taxpayer and spouse, Social Security card, copies of income tax you filed last year, proof
9 a.m. Bring a pair of lightweight sneakers for the class. This is a 12-week course and there is no set fee, but donations to the center are accepted. The monthly potluck dinner will be held at the center on Saturday, March 24, with card games to follow. Please bring a dish to share. Springfield Rehab. Center is putting on a luncheon for the congregate meal on March 28. Reservations are required for this meal. Call the center at 802-463-3907 to make your reservation to attend. The Easter Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 5. Call the center to make your reservation now at 802-463-3907.
Townshend Common Farmers’ Market
the towns of Athens and Grafton. Home schooled students from these towns who would are of 7-12 grade age are also welcome to participate. The winning poster design will be used for the Townshend Common Farmers’ Market 2012 season. It will be seen and displayed throughout the greater Townshend area to promote the market. The winning artist will receive a $100 cash prize. All poster entries will be displayed at the Townshend Common Farmers’ Market opening day on June 7, 2012. All entries must be re-
The Rockingham Rec Center will be holding girls’ softball sign ups for grades 3-6 on March 22 and 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Rec is open Mon-Fri 3-5 and 1-5 on Weekends for any early birds that want to sign up early.
ceived by May 1, 2012 and should be original artwork incorporating themes of local food, community, agriculture, and Vermont’s summer harvest. Finished Poster size should be 11 x 17 maximum. Judging will be done in the first 2 weeks of May and the winner will be announced on May 15, 2012. Thanks to the Healthy Communities Coalition, a
project of Meeting Waters YMCA for their support of this art contest. The Townshend Common Farmers Market is a project of Post Oil Solutions, and is located at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 35 on the Townshend Common. EBT/ SNAP cards and Farm to Family coupons are welcomed. The market will be open rain or shine weekly on Thursdays
from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. starting June 7 through October 11, 2012. Look for us in the white church on the Common during inclement weather. For more information about the art contest check with your art teacher or contact the market manager, Sherry Maher at 802-869-2141 or via email at farmersmarket@
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Renovation Project of the Rockingham Free Public Library Begins
BELLOWS FALLS, VT -The 2012 Renovation Project of the Rockingham Free Public Library will soon be in full swing. The project is due for completion in December, and the Library will remain open with full services; shapeshifting as construction moves from floor to floor. Construction areas will be sealed off from the public. Phase I includes: Complete renovation of the Youth department; Expansion of ground floor for youth programs, activities and meeting space; Construction of a new stairwell and elevator tower, (for 3rd floor access.); Renovation of third floor program area; and Installation of temporary stairs and lift at the main entrance, for handicap access. Preparing for Phase I requires packing and storing 50% of the Library’s collection and moving the youth department to the Main Floor. In order to do this, the Library will be closed for three days: Monday, March 26, through Wednesday, March 28. Phase II of the project will begin in August, and will include a complete renovation of the Main Floor. During this phase, all services and collections will move to the renovated ground floor. Details Phase II will be available this summer. STAY TUNED! Regular updates on construction, programs and events will be in all local media, and posted on the Library’s website at For more information, call 802-463-4270.
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Reeve Lindbergh Talks About Family and Writing Memoirs for Next Osher Lifelong Learning Program
SPRINGFIELD, VT -On Tuesday March 27, at 2:00 pm at the Nolin Murray Center next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Pleasant St. in Springfield, Vermont, Reeve Lindbergh will present the Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) program titled, “Family and Writing Memoirs.” Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, will share her own work over the years as well as the writings of other family members. She will give highlights of an ongoing family project that has involved collecting the unpublished diaries and letters of her mother, written between 1947 and 1986, for a book to be published this spring. Membership is $40 for the semester, which includes 9 programs and admittance to the other 7 Osher Vermont Institutes throughout the state.
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Rachel Greenberg Chosen DAR 2011 Good Citizen
BELLOWS FALLS, VT -It is a pleasure to announce that Rachel Greenberg has been named the Daughters of the American Revolution 2011 Good Citizen for Bellows Falls Union High School. Rachel, a senior, is the daughter of Donna Chickering of Saxtons River. Rachel was chosen based on the following criteria: dependability (including truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality), service (including cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others), leadership (including personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibility) and patriotism (including unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation.) Rachel fits these characteristics well. She is a friendly, polite student who is always willing to offer a helping hand. Student government, the performing arts and class activities are part of her resume from her time at BFUHS. She has been on student council, most recently as president, served as a class officer, participated in the chorus and in the drama club as well. Rachel is a dedicated student who takes her education seriously. She is a pleasure to work with both in and out of the classroom and she is always willing to help others. She puts forth a tremendous amount of effort in her classes and willingly accepts responsibility. She challenges herself and often goes above and beyond the requirements of the assignments. Willing to lead in small groups and play an active role in class discussions, Rachel is articulate, insightful and offers a lot to class discussions. She is always on task and leads by example with her maturity and empathy when reading or discussing sensitive issues in class. Rachel enjoys learning and is always willing to talk about what she has learned with others. She is a true leader in the classroom and someone that people can always count on. Rachel has been named one of the BFUHS Elks Students of the Month, has represented the school in the District Music Festival and is a member of the Marilee Huntoon Jesse A. Judd Chapter of the National Honor Society. Her bubbly personality and bright smile make her a positive addition to any class or activity. She is a positive role model who leads by example and as a member of the BFUHS community she has worked unselfishly to better the school and community. Congratulations, Rachel; BFUHS is proud to have you represent us with this award.
Emily Vaccaro Selected for Performance in Europe
the B.F.U.H.S. Jazz Band, under the direction of Nick Pelton. During “Rockingham Old Home Days”, her vocal talents have also earned her recognition. On occasion, she has also performed at the Congregational Church, in Charlestown, N.H., both vocally, and instrumentally, under the direction of Bill Von Gillern, her private trumpet instructor. At school Emily challenges herself by taking Honors and Advanced Placement Classes. She can often be heard singing The National Anthem at B.F.U.H.S. athletic events. She is one of the top ten students in her class, has received the “President’s Award for Educational Excellence” in recognition of “Outstanding Academic Excellence” from President Obama, and the “Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth” Award. She also received a “Certificate of Recognition for Achievement” from the State of Vermont as a “Green Up” Art Contest winner, and numerous other academic and musical awards. She will join other select musicians chosen from applicants representing nearly every state when THE SOUND OF AMERICA HONOR BAND AND CHORUS begins its 2012 European Concert Tour next July. Selection into THE SOUND OF AMERICA membership is a distinguished honor for all participants. All applicants are carefully screened and chosen only after a rigid character and musical evaluation. All student performers will meet on the campus of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania on June 29. After four days of intensive rehearsal and orientation, the group will depart via jet from the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York for Frankfurt, Germany. The group is scheduled to present nine performances in some of Europe’s finest concert halls and major cathedrals during its 23 day concert tour. The students will experience the cultures of six countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and Luxembourg . Some of the exciting locations that will be visited during the tour are Paris, Venice, Salzburg, Stresa, Verona, Rothenburg, Grindelwald, Luxembourg, and LaChaux-de-Fonds. Clyde M. Barr, Past State President of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and President of the North American Music Festivals which sponsors music festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada, is Tour Coordinator and Conductor of the Honor Band. Dr. Nancy Klein, Graduate Program Director and Director of Choirs in the Department of Music at Old Dominion University, in Virginia, is the Conductor of the Honor Chorus. Students who have qualified for THE SOUND OF AMERICA membership are responsible for all costs involved with the trip. Frequently, however, local businesses and civic clubs who have an interest in helping deserving students, will offer some financial sponsorship to the student representing their community. THE SOUND OF AMERICA, Inc., is registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit corporation. Donations made on behalf of the student should be made payable to “The Sound of America”, and given or mailed to Emily Vaccaro, 12 School St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101.
BELLOWS FALLS, VTEmily Vaccaro, daughter of Susan Lawlor, Bellows Falls, has been selected to perform with a national performing organization known as THE SOUND OF AMERICA HONOR BAND AND CHORUS. Emily is a trumpet player, soprano, and a Junior at Bellows Falls Union High School, and has participated in Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Chorus, and Madrigals. She also takes part in Drama Club, and has undertaken several major roles, including the part of “Grace” in “Annie”, the school’s 2011 musical production, and currently “Carlotta”, in the “Phantom of the Opera”, on March 23rd and 24that B.F.U.H.S. She has performed with the “Connecticut Valley Vermont Music Festival District VI” groups, “The Young Americans”, competitions at “Music in the Parks”, and the Vermont Allstate Music Festival Chorus. This May she
will be performing with the top musicians in the state of Vermont with the Vermont Allstate Orchestra, on trumpet. Emily, a Junior Member of the American Legion Auxiliary at the Bellows Falls Post #37 for 15 yrs., has been playing Taps for funerals, and serves as trumpet soloist for Memorial Day Services at Hetty Green Park, and at the monuments located throughout the region, including North Walpole, N.H., for 5 years. Pierce Lawton American Legion Post #37, home to Past National Vice Commander, Linda Perham, has been very supportive of Emily in her endeavors, and has presented her with “Certificate of Achievement” awards. Emily has also been active in her community performing for the Bellows Falls Womens’ Club with the B.F.U.H.S. Madrigals, under the direction of Mary Westbrook-Geha, and will be appearing April 10th with
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Musings on The Passing Scene This column has received a number of letters recently. They all have the same problem. None of them refutes the argument put forward. They merely respond with an emotional answer which, most of the time, does not even address the central issue. For example, a response to the article citing Amanda Clayton totally missed the point. The writer made it appear that I was biased against poor people or opposed to people who were in desperate straits receiving food stamps. Wrong. The point was to illustrate the “entitlement” mentality that we have engendered in this country. Miss Clayton is so immersed in this mentality that she does not even realize that what she did was wrong. As far as knowing about the poor, I’ve been a damn sight poorer than Miss Clayton. When the aerospace industry in California was flat, this engineer was working in a laundry washing, drying, and folding towels for a beauty salon. This involved being on my feet all day, carrying around loads of wet, heavy, terrycloth. Why was I poorer than Miss Clayton? Because there were no food stamps at the time. But, most importantly, I didn’t think anybody owed me a living. It wasn’t a great job. It didn’t pay much. It did, however, put food on the table and keep a roof over my wife and son. If you wish to take issue with what I have to say, then do so. But at least argue the point. Don’t just respond emotionally If you can’t do that, then don’t read my pieces. I don’t get paid for this. I do it because I think there are things that need to be said that aren’t being said. And, to be a little rude, I really don’t give a rat’s patootie about wasting my time or yours responding to irrational outbursts. Think about it. The Mountain Curmudgeon Dear Editor; You’ve heard the saying “better late than never”. Well… We just realized it has been almost seven months since the havoc of Irene and we want everyone to know that we truly appreciate your caring and concern during our extended down time following the wrath of Irene. We were so moved by the kind gestures and words of support. Many thanks to all who helped physically, financially and emotionally with well wishes for our re-opening. It was so nice after all these years to know we were missed and people could not wait for our return. Special thanks to: Howard Paul, Ron Godfrey, Jesse Martel, Carol Krim, Cindy Bowen, Scott Washburn, Bruce and Tim at Okemo Mountain, The American Legion, Dennis Lynch, The Vermont Journal, Sunoco. Howard’s Painting, John and Bea Wheeler, Jeremy Martel, and to all our loyal staff: Janice DeGrasse, Nancy Martel, Jennifer Martel Shepard, Willie Crawford and Tim and Sarah. Sorry this has taken so long (time flies!), but we remember all the kindness every day!! Hope we haven’t missed anyone. Sharon and Sheryl Cafe at deLight To the Editor: Winter has struck and the outdoor running has taken a hit. Sunday morning when it had warmed to 2 degrees I went for a run. I made it 2 miles and decided it was too cold and icy. Got back to the truck and proceeded to get stuck in a ditch. Thank God for our plow man Rick Labrecque. Monday morning it was 10 below and Coach Judy (wife) figured out if I ran outside I would be no good carrying wood and keeping the house warm. “You should call a workout place and run inside” she instructed. I called Snap Fitness in Springfield and Corey answered. And believe me he had all the answers. Before I knew it was down there running on a treadmill. He even showed me an upper body workout with a kettle bell. That was the most comfortable 11 miles I have done. Speaking of comfort. I am running in the Boston Marathon and raising money for the Springfield Hospital Breast & Cancer Clinics. Money will be used for the care and comfort of cancer patients at the clinic. Please go to to donate. No amount is to small or to large. It is our Community hospital and the money is used to take care of our friends, family members and us. If you are a Patriots fan you can also donate for Myra Kraft to the Boys & Girls Club of Boston or Compassionate Care for the care of ALS patients. Please just go to the web site and donate. Use a piece of your tax return and get a tax deduction for next year. If you prefer you can mail it to Springfield Hospital Foundation and put “Gerrys Run” on the memo line. Please help me in this cause. It is our Community Hospital. Gerry Mittica Springfield Vermont Dear Editor, Senior citizens should take no comfort in the recently passed federal payroll tax reduction bill. Since retirees do not receive payroll checks, reducing the tax on payroll doesn’t affect them and, it actually threatens their financial security. You ask why? Because Social Security has only one source of funding: payroll taxes. By reducing these taxes, the Social Security trust fund, which is already paying out more than taking in, will receive less money. Senator Harkin (D-Iowa) stated before the bill was passed “The Democrats are pushing a measure that begins the unraveling of Social Security while adding $100 billion to the deficit. Cutting the payroll tax is a bad idea, terrible idea. I never thought I would have to see the day when a Democratic President would agree to put Social Security in this kind of jeopardy.” In addition to this tragic, politically motivated act, it also should be noted that retirees have been receiving almost no returns on their savings accounts due to the Federal Reserve holding interest rates down. Consequently, retirees have turned to dividend paying stocks for income. IRS data shows that over half of dividend payments go to those over 65. Now the Obama administration plans on raising the tax on dividends. Another attack on senior citizens (and other vulnerable people with high healthcare expenses) will begin next year when “Obamacare” allows less medical expenses to be deducted from our income when filing our tax returns. This amounts to a tax increase. I hear enough from our politicians saying they are standing up for our “hard working middle class Americans.” How about someone fighting for the 36,000,000 former hard working Americans known as retirees? Kerry O’Hara Shrewsbury, VT To the Editor, Your article printed in the 2/29/2012 edition of Vermont Journal entitled “2 out of 3 Seniors Missing Out on Food Benefits” elevated my sense of well being. I found the statistics, 2 out of 3, to be uplifting and supportive of my interpretation of what Vermont is and what Vermonters are. I’m in the “senior” category and regard myself as being self-sufficient. Senior “programs” are wonderful for those who really need them. However, pride, self-sufficiency, and personal responsibility are holier than and substantially more important than government programs that ensnare the program participants in the “plantation” mentality. Perhaps a few needy seniors who haven’t availed themselves of the program really do need that government “boost.” More than likely that percentage is very small, probably less than 10% of the 67% who aren’t presently benefiting. After all, the program is advertised in a free periodical which all of us seniors can afford. I have no problem with assisting the truly needy and do so through donations, regularly. But I very seriously don’t subscribe to one political party, or both, buying votes with these programs for which we all pay. And think about it: WE ALL DO PAY!!!!! There is no pride in being fifth in the nation when 48th or 49th, or even 50th would be a true cause for celebration. Ron Betts Belmont, VT
Editorial School Lunch Is Not What It Used To Be
Years ago, “The Lunch Lady” at all the one room school houses in the nation, kept a sharp eye on her lunchroom. Much of the menu was cooked or heated up on site. Then, the government became involved. Rules about sanitation and qualifications for the position were put in place and strictly enforced. Utensils, sinks and counter tops MUST be stainless steel, and the “Lunch Lady” no longer cooked on the premises. Food, prepared by people with degrees in nutrition, were prepared and distributed to schools and institutions. All the guesswork was gone, everything you needed was in the package, and mothers everywhere could relax, knowing their children were receiving good, nutritious food. The United States Department of Agriculture, USDA is now in the kitchen making sure everyone has a nutritious and sanitary lunch. The hamburger, a favorite meal for many, is now being compromised. However, in an effort to save 3 cents on every pound of lean, nutritious meat, the USDA has allowed the addition of “Pink Slime” to the product. This was a very difficult editorial to write, and to be sure of my information, I would like to quote one of the daytime television chefs, an expert on food and food preparation. Chef Jamie Oliver said, “that what the USDA and the meat industry call “lean beef trimmings” really are “all of the bits that no one wants.” Then ammonium hydroxide is mixed in to kill bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella. Steven Cohen, director of media relations at the International Food Information Council, a Washington-based nonprofit backed by food, beverage and agricultural companies, recently provided some information about the ammonium hydroxide process. Tidbits include: --Ammonium hydroxide was affirmed safe by the FDA in 1974 after an extensive review. --Ammonium hydroxide is used as a “direct food additive” extensively in items including “baked goods, cheese, chocolates” and more. So why are so many people appalled by its use in food? It could be because ammonium hydroxide is also used as a “sanitizer in many household and industrial cleaners.” The media has picked up the “Pink Slime” stories and found it to be widespread in the nations food supply. An ABC News report recently sited a former U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist in saying that 70% of supermarket ground beef contained the additive. The Cattle Network, American Meat Institute President J. Patrick Boyle defended the process as well as the product in an article last week, saying the “lean beef trimmings” were “absolutely edible” and that using them ensured that “lean, nutritious, safe beef” did not go to waste. While the debate is going on, the USDA has decided this makes good business sense for the school lunch program, and has ordered 7 million pounds from the slime’s maker, Beef Products Incorporated (BPI). It seems you can no longer trust the food industry to take an interest in your personal health. The media is fraught with stories of recalls in food for both human and animal consumption and now we have an additive that was all right as long as we did not know about it. When this story broke on national television, several school districts around the country cancelled their orders immediately. They made the decision to not feed “Pink Slime” to their students. I’m sure you will be receiving a followup on this situation in the near future, especially if local school districts receive calls from parents asking the district to refuse “Pink Slime” meats. Eating connective tissue is not the same as eating muscle meat or ground beef, and because the ammonia used to treat the meat is technically a processing agent, not an ingredient, it doesn’t have to be listed on the label. So there’s no way to tell if a BPI product labeled Lean Beef actually contains ammonia-treated beef scraps and connective tissues. You have to ask the supplier, they would know and have the answers for you. This is another reason to purchase local beef, and, asking around, I found some markets still grind their own hamburg. If in doubt, just ask. ~BM~
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So far so good on the possibility that spring sports will get that early start this spring. Practices have begun at the high school level in both Vermont and New Hampshire, but we still are of the belief that Mother Nature will bless us with another storm or two before the spring seasons are in full bloom. If not, the athletes of the spring of 2012 will have the best preseason and opening day of any high school campaign since who knows when. Most area schools were able to hold the majority of their first practices out of doors
on Monday. Word is that in both Bellows Falls and Green Mountain the baseball teams actually took infield on their regular diamonds. This is unbelievable. There have been years that these teams could not even get on their fields before they played a game three weeks from now. Keep those fingers (maybe toes too) crossed about that late storm possibility. Before the last basketballs are put away, many of our readers will be headed to Windsor this Saturday to take in the Annual Vermont North-South Day with four games being contested commencing at 11 a.m. with the Division III/IV Girls contest. Games to follow are D III/IV Boys at 1 p.m., D I/II Girls at 3 p.m. and D I/II Boys at 5 p.m. This is the last chance to see All-
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH Notice is hereby given by the Plymouth Selectboard of a Public Hearing to be held Monday, April 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Plymouth Town Office, Plymouth, Vermont for the purpose of hearing comments on the proposed Plymouth Town Plan. The Town Plan covers all lands within the Town. A copy of the proposed Plymouth Town Plan and maps are available for review on the Town’s website and at the Plymouth Town Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Outlined below is a list of section headings of the proposed Town Plan: I. INTRODUCTION II. LAND USE III. TRANSPORTATION IV. UTILITY AND FACILITY PLAN V. TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES VI. NATURAL, SCENIC, AND HISTORIC RESOURES VII. EDUCATION VIII. ENERGY IX. HOUSING X. ADJACENT MUNICIPALITIES AND THE REGION XI. IMPLEMENTATION Dated this 20th day of March, 2012 Ralph Michael, Chair Plymouth Selectboard
Second Annual Dari Joy Baseball Contest
REGION -For the second straight year The Shopper/Vermont Journal and News Review newspapers will team with The Dari Joy in Bellows Falls to sponsor a Major League Baseball Prediction contest. Readers of these newspapers will have an opportunity to pick their favorites from top to bottom in each of baseball’s six divisions and compete with many other readers throughout the region. Last year, the contest finished with three readers in the winners circle. The top prizes went to Dan Budd of Newport, NH; Ian Clark of Weathersfield, VT and Mike O’Brien of North Walpole, NH in that order. Maybe you will be the one to come out on top this season. The St. Louis Cardinals shocked the baseball world in 2011 by capturing the World Series and they also shocked the more than twodozen participants in the poll. Not one competitor tabbed the Cards as the top team. The three participants who tally the most points in the contest will receive a $30 gift certificate from the Dari Joy. If any of those three finishers accumulate
star seniors in action before they either hang them up or go on to the next level. Fans who take in the action usually enjoy the display of talent. This year Windsor has the most area athletes chosen to participate. They will have three players competing in each of the first two games. Allison Wilcox, Abigail Wright and Kim White will be playing in the days opening encounter at 11 a.m. with Tanner Dana, Kyle Cushing and Nate Marden of the Windsor boys’ team showing off their skills at 1 p.m. The Yellow Jackets have six of the area athletes chosen for the event, which is not surprising because both of the school’s teams advanced to their respective Final Fours. One additional area hoopster will be playing on the D III/IV girls’ South team and she is Green Mountain’s McKala Benson. There will not be any area performers in the 3 p.m. D I/II girls game, but Springfield did have a couple boys make the 5 p.m. tilt. For anyone who followed the Cosmos this winter, they were a game bunch. They may have not been in the thick of things night in and night out, but the two gentlemen who will be playing in Windsor Saturday, both had standout seasons. Kirk Perham and Aaron Wallace produced on a regular basis and it should be fun for them to be a
part of this showcase extravaganza. The competition is sponsored by the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association and Dave Fredricksen, the Executive Director of the group (and most longtime fans must remember one of the greatest coaches ever to coach in Vermont via Mount Anthony), said when he released these names, the athletes participation in the event was conditional based on them attending a practice during the week. RECOGNITION OF REFEREES- One more tidbit of information Fredricksen passed along was that the Association has begun honoring officials for their contribution to the sport. The VBCA recognized two top officials for their work during the recently completed year. Two gentlemen were given the honor in this inaugural season of the award and they were Mark Lambert and Steve Ward. Lambert has worked throughout the area this season on both the boys and girls sides, while Ward (who use to appear regularly in area gyms) now officiates mainly in the north. Congratulations to those two officials. As big a story as the officials being honored, is the fact that as many as fifty refs received votes for the notoriety. That is a special tribute to the officiating crew as a whole. As a long time coach, this writer appreciated the group
more in the concluding years of the coaching career than at the start. One learns over the years, that officials, like coaches, do not get everything right and one becomes much more tolerant. Most fans probably will never realize how tough officiating really is. Unlike coaches, officials never walk away having won a game. JAMIE MOORE STRONG NEW ENGLAND PERFORMANCE- Bellows Falls’ Jamie Moore, a sophomore, finished a strong 13th in the mile at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston in this winters New England Track Meet last month. Moore ran a 4:33 indoors, which is believed to be a Terrier Indoor record. GREEN MOUNTAIN SOFTBALL FIELD- One item which we never heard about in the path of Hurricane Irene is that Green Mountain lost their
softball field. The Lady Chieftains, like so many teams, are off to a good outdoor start this spring, but it is not on their game field. In fact, they will not even be playing home games in Chester at all this season. They will be playing their home contests at Black River. The Lady Chieftains also will have a new coach. Terry Farrell stepped away from his basketball-coaching job to watch his daughter, Meghan, compete at Keene State this past winter. Since he could not get rid of the coaching itch, he slid over (pun intended) to the softball position when it opened. By the way, Meghan captained the Owls to a strong campaign in Keene. Her strong defensive play and leadership was one of the reasons the Keene ladies advanced to the finals of the ECAC tourney before bowing to Smith College.
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Governor’s Institutes Kurn Hattin Homes Unveils New Mission of Vermont Now Statement WESTMINSTER, VT –On Wednesday, a social services professional who refers chil- mission statement for Kurn Hattin. ChristoAccepting February 29, Kurn Hattin unveiled its new dren to Kurn Hattin. Over the course of several pher Barry, Executive Director complemented mission statement at an all school assembly. months, the committee discussed the beliefs the mission statement committee, “The energy Applications It was an inspirational gathering. Our new and values of the organization, what a mission and cross section of people on this committee
BELLOWS FALLS, VT -Applications for the Governor’s Institutes 2012 are now available at the Bellows Falls Union High School. The Governor’s Institutes offer highly motivated 9th, 10th and 11th grade students the opportunity to participate in educational programs on Vermont college campuses every summer. Up to 400 students participate in the Institutes each summer. About 35% of the students receive financial aid. The Institute on the Arts will be at Castleton State College from June 24-July 8. Four Institutes will be hosted at the University of Vermont campus. They are: Institute on Environmental Science and Technology, June 24-June 30; Institute on Engineering, July 21-July 28, Institute on Asian Cultures, June 24-June 30; and Institute in the Mathematical Sciences, June 17-22. Current Issues and Youth Activism will be located at the School for International Training in Brattleboro from June 26-July 7. The Institute on Information Technology will be at Champlain College from June 23 to July 1st. The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont offer outstanding learning opportunities for high school students in Vermont. Over 8,800 highly motivated students have participated since 1983. Scholarship assistance is available. Applications must be submitted by March 28th. Students and parents interested in finding out more should contact Andrea Carlson in the Guidance Department at Bellows Falls Union High School at 802-463-3944. mission statement: Kurn Hattin Homes Transforms the Lives of Children and Their Families Forever. One student shared: “Kurn Hattin is the ladder to get you down from the roof; it’s the floaty when you can’t swim; it’s the backup copy of an important paper. It’s here, in all of us. It’s the bandage that holds our lives together.” Another student: “Kurn Hattin has found a place in my heart, making it not just a school, but a home. I’ve changed so much I don’t even recognize myself.” The new mission statement was an amazing process. It began when a mission statement committee was formed in response to a desire for a shorter mission statement, which would communicate the Kurn Hattin mission with more clarity and be more inspirational. The committee was composed of trustees, alumni, staff members, a grandparent of a graduate and statement is, reviewed samples deemed evocative, heard the stories told by graduates about the impact Kurn Hattin had on their lives, and sought input from a random sampling from our mailing list; a Facebook survey; trustees and incorporators; a staff bulletin board seeking feedback; and area volunteers and clubs. These constituencies were asked to respond to two questions: 1) When you think of Kurn Hattin, what words come to mind? 2) How would you describe Kurn Hattin’s purpose? The committee then recorded the words into a software program, which visually represents words based on the number of times a word is used. This helped the committee focus on how the greater community identified with Kurn Hattin. After several meetings, the committee began to discuss and shape a new
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SPRINGFILD, VT -The Springfield Family Center would like to thank all the voters of Springfield who supported our appropriation at Town Meeting. The continued support of the community, all year round, makes what we do at the Family Center possible. The Springfield Family Center and Friendly’s are teaming up for Family Fun Days, April 8 through April 14. On those (RVTC). The event is aimed at connecting local job seekers with seasonal and permanent jobs in our area and to showcase resources and training programs that will help job seekers attain employment. Fair organizers are actively are looking for local employers with job opportunities, especially those who gear up in the spring and summer. This employment fair is
worked so well together to create a remarkable statement that is concise, clear and direct and imparts what we, the staff, work so hard to achieve every day. It’s perfect.” Kristy Trujillo, Class of 1986 wrote this on Facebook after reading a post about the new mission statement, “Wow, reading this made me cry, this describes Kurn Hattin so wonderfully. It did change me and my family forever. The best memories of my childhood were made there with some of the most amazing brothers and sisters that I will always have. Kurn Hattin is still in my heart and all the boys and girls are still my brothers and sisters, even after 25 years. I love Kurn Hattin.” Kurn Hattin Homes is a charitable, residential, year-round home and school for inneed and at-risk children, ages 6-15, from throughout the Northeast.
River Valley Workforce Investment Board to Host an Employment Fair
SPRINGFIELD, VT - The River Valley Workforce Investment Board announced that it will be hosting the first River Valley Employment Fair on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. The
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SPRINGFIELD, VT -The Springfield Town Democratic Committee will hold its Post-Primary Presidential Town Caucus on March 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Springfield Town Library, 43 Main St., in Springfield. All Democrats are invited to attend. Individuals must have voted in the Presidential primary and taken a Democratic ballot to vote at this caucus. The purpose of the Presidential Town Caucus is to elect delegates from Springfield to the State Democratic Convention, held in Barre, Vermont on May 26, 2012. Delegates to the State Convention will
the most recent project of the River Valley Workforce Investment Board (WIB) whose mission is to “link business and education communities to bridge the gap between the workforce of today and the one we need tomorrow.” The WIB serves the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Landgrove, Londonderry, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham,
Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, Weston, Windsor, Windham and surrounding communities. The event is on Tuesday, April 3 at River Valley Technical Center at the Howard Dean Education Center. Employers or resource organizations interested in participating in the fair should contact the Employment Fair Coordinator, Jaynie Smith, at 802-591-
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elect delegates to the national convention. Anyone who wishes to be a delegate to the national convention should attend this caucus. For further information, contact Bill Kuch, Chair, Springfield Town Democratic Committee at 802-885-6388.
Town Challenge Competition Fundraiser
WEATHERSFIELD, VT -The Weathersfield Proctor Library is hosting an unusual fundraising event on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Martin Hall on Route 5 in Ascutney, Vermont. This event is being called a “Town Challenge” because all of the Town’s committees and a couple of local organiWESTMINSTER, VT -The Westminster Cares, Inc. Board of Directors met March 7th at the Westminster Fire House at 4 p.m. Westminster Cares creates opportunities for seniors and disabled adults to live with independence and dignity in the community. Your support to this care-giving orzations have been invited to form 3-person teams to compete against one another. Questions will randomly be asked in five categories: Spelling, Geography, Town History, Current Events and “Name That Tune.” The three teams with the most correct answers after 15 rounds will then proceed into the “Bonus” round where
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hours Equipment loan – several pieces of equipment loaned out in February. We currently need wheel chairs in good condition and walkers with wheels, seats and brakes. Meetings attended in February: bookkeeper, Gazette, Development Director. Web site, garden tour and search committee. Programs in February: 2 Secrets of Healthy Aging session, 4 Yoga classes, 24 Strength Training classes held and 5 Artist in Each of Us classes with visiting artist Marlene Kramer Anyone interested in learning more about Westminster Cares, volunteering to deliver meals on wheels or driving neighbors to doctor appointments, working on a committee, making a contribution or attending a workshop may contact Ronnie Friedman at 802-722-3607 or by email at Equipment available: Walkers, hospital bed, commodes, shower chairs. Upcoming Events: The annual Garden Tour is July 14th and 15th with a reception at the Harlow Farm Stand the evening of the 13th. Watch for future publicity and garden locations. Westminster Cares welcomes donations throughout the year from anyone wishing to memorialize or honor a loved one or a friend. Send to: Westminster Cares, PO Box 312, Westminster, VT 05158.
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CollegeQuest is Vermont’s First Health Career Enrichment Program for High School Seniors
SPRINGFIELD, VT - “CollegeQuest to Health Careers” is a FREE, six-week residential program that will give a competitive advantage to Vermont students interested in a career in health care. CollegeQuest will be held at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, June 24 – August 3, 2012. This innovative new program is for students between their junior and senior years of high school. Participants will be introduced to college life and engaged in an array of learning experiences that offer both academic enrichment and career exploration. Activities range from hands-on learning in a lab to touring colleges that offer health careers training. Students will learn skills used in the mental health, primary care and pharmacy professions. In addition, eligible CollegeQuest participants who complete the program will earn money for college. Application to CollegeQuest is open to Vermont residents who are from modest income households or who would be the first in their family to attend college. “We encourage interested students REGION – The Healthy Communities Coalition of Windham County continues its efforts to “make the healthy choice the easy choice where people live, work, learn and play.” Over the past year, HCC has led seventeen local organizations—schools, child care centers and other youth-serving organizations; communitybased organizations—and entire communities through assessment and planning processes to help increase “policy, systems and environmental supports for routine physical activity and improved access to healthy foods, “ according to the coalition’s founder Steve Fortier. Fortier serves as Executive Director of Meeting Waters YMCA. He founded the Healthy Communities Coalition in 2009. VERMONT - Vermont ranks 11th in the country for the help it offers smokers to quit smoking, according to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2011” report that cites the five most quit friendly states in the nation. Maine is considered the most quit-friendly state in the country, according to the American Lung Association, thanks to its hands-on approach to tobacco cessation. Leading by As an added bonus, HCC awarded over $25,000 in minigrants to these organizations to help them implement some of their plans. Over the past year, HCC’s Assessment & Planning Coordinator Josh Davis, along with volunteer coalition members, worked with 17 different organizations in Windham County. The Community Healthy Living Index (CHLI) was the instrument that eleven organizations chose to use. Early Education Services (EES), the Wings after-school programs at Whitingham, Halifax, Deerfield Valley, Stamford and Readsboro schools, SEVCA, Grace Cottage Hospital, Flood Brook Elementary School, Valley Cares, and a coalition in Rockingham each used CHLI to take a comexample, the Maine state government provides a comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit to its state employees and their family members. The state also provides a near comprehensive benefit to its low-income Medicaid enrollees. In addition, for fiscal year 2012, the Maine Quit Line is funded at a rate of $13.56 per smoker, which is above the national minimum standard of $10.53 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend. from Southern Vermont to apply.” says Tammy Mellish and Beth Brothers, coordinators of the Health Careers program at the Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center (AHEC). “Health careers are among the fastest growing occupations in Vermont. These jobs offer competitive starting salaries to college graduates.” CollegeQuest to Health Careers is sponsored by the Northeastern Vermont AHEC and the Vermont AHEC Network, through a grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration’s Health Career Opportunity Program. Applications are available by mail or can be downloaded from our website at Acceptance to CollegeQuest is competitive. For more information about eligibility, or to receive a copy of the application packet, please contact Tammy Mellish, The deadline to apply March 28. About the AHEC Program Established in 1996 by the Office of Primary Care at the UVM College of Medicine, AHEC is a dynamic, academic community prehensive look at their policy, systems and environmental supports for healthy eating and routine physical activity. HCC facilitated a Farm-toSchool assessment and planning process at four area schools— Newbrook Elementary, Rockingham Central, Bellows Falls Union High and Academy School in Brattleboro. Two other food-related assessment and planning processes were used by three other coalitions. The Great Falls-Great Food coalition in Bellows Falls, led by Our Place, and the Community Conversations group in Townshend, organized by Post Oil Solutions, both conducted Community Food Assessments. HCC also provided financial and human support to Greater Falls Prevention Coalition’s Healthy RetailVermont offers a similar comprehensive approach to helping smokers quit, but doesn’t invest as much in tobacco cessation services. “The Vermont state government offers comprehensive tobacco cessation benefits to its employees and family members, and to Medicaid recipients who are ready to quit smoking,” said Kent Booraem, Leadership Board Chair for the American Lung Association in Vermont. “However, the state falls short in ers Store Scans, a statewide effort to help owners of small stores make their product mix healthier. Highlights of some of the changes initiated by these organizations were captured in a video, “Bright Spots: Stories From the Healthy Communities Coalition.” The video can be viewed at the Healthy Communities Coalition’s facebook page and Meeting Waters YMCA’s YouTube channel. By completing an assessment and planning process with the Healthy Communities Coalition, each of these organizations was eligible to apply for between $500 and $2,000 to support one or more of their action plans. HCC awarded a total of more than $25,000 in minigrants last year. Funding for funding phone counseling available through the Vermont Quit Network.” Vermont is funded at a rate of $4.90 per smoker for fiscal year 2012, which is less than half the CDC recommendation. The adult smoking rate in Vermont dropped from 17% in 2009 to 15% in 2010, but the health department’s annual funding directed to comprehensive tobacco control efforts has been cut by 35% in the last two years. “In order to continue making progress in the fight
these grants and the Assessment & Planning Coordinator came from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, YMCA of the USA and the Fanny Holt Ames & Edna Louise Holt Fund (Bank of America, NA, Trustee). In 2009, Meeting Waters YMCA and its Healthy Communities Coalition were one of just twenty YMCA-community partnerships nationwide chosen for participation in the threeyear Pioneering Healthier Communities training and technical assistance program. PHC is a unique national partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and YMCA of the USA, the national resource center for the 2,686 independent YMCAs in America. PHC brings comagainst the number one cause of preventable death in Vermont, the state needs to make a substantial and ongoing investment in services to help smokers quit and to prevent young people
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partnership linking the UVM College of Medicine and Vermont’s communities in all fourteen counties. In collaboration with many partners, VT AHEC improves access to quality health care through its focus on workforce development. The statewide AHEC consists of a program office at UVM and three regional centers which are 501(c)(3), non-profit organizations: Northeastern Vermont AHEC in St. Johnsbury, Champlain Valley AHEC in St. Albans and Southern Vermont AHEC in Springfield. The National AHEC Program was developed by Congress in 1971 to recruit, train and retain a health professions workforce committed to underserved populations. The AHEC program helps bring the resources of academic medicine to address local community health needs. The strength of the AHEC Network is its ability to creatively adapt national initiatives to help address local and regional health care issues. For more information about projects and programs of the Southern Vermont AHEC, please visit munity leaders together to help promote, support and sustain healthy behaviors through environmental and policy change. A few months ago, HCC was chosen by the CDC and YMCA of the USA as one of four “model success stories” nationwide. Its impacts will soon be highlighted in electronic and print publications of both organizations. HCC’s nationwide impacts do not end there. In the past two months, Fortier has been a presenter at two national conferences. For more information about the Healthy Communities Coalition, call Meeting Waters YMCA at 802-246-1036 (Brattleboro area) or 802-463-4769 (Bellows Falls area) or send an email to from starting,” stated Booraem. For more information on the report, or for resources on quitting smoking, visit www.lungne. org.
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Evening of Improv Comedy at The Landgrove Inn
LANDGROVE, VT -Saturday, March 31, The Landgrove Inn will present a night of Improv comedy featuring “Dumb Kids in the Back”, one of the Northeast’s hottest improv troupes. Join them for an irreverent, side-splitting, no-holds-barred night of fun as the kids from West Orange, New Jersey bring their show to Vermont for the first time. You remember them. They sat in the back of the class and made you laugh ‘til you cried. Well, it turns out they weren’t so dumb after all! Now they’re front and center, and they’ll still make you cry laughing. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. and ends when the laughter stops. Tickets are $20/ per, or try the Dinner and Show special for $50/per. Contact The Landgrove Inn at 802-824-6673 or for details. Or, go online at www.landgroveinn. com.
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Stone Church Arts presents… Russian Duo
Fiddler on the Roof Comes to Village Green Gallery
WESTON, VT – As a prelude to the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s August production of one the world’s most-loved musicals, the 1971 Academy Award-winning movie Fiddler on the Roof is showing at the Village Green Gallery in Weston on Wednesday evening, March 28. Starting at 6:30 p.m., WPTC’s Resident Producing Director Steve Stettler will offer insight into the story, the show’s history on Broadway, and Weston’s plans for the upcoming production. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. A musical, a book, and a movie, Fiddler on the Roof is based on the folk tales titled Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem. The story, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. The original Broadway production opened in 1964, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was nominated for ten Tony awards and received nine. It remains one of the most highly acclaimed, and profitable Broadway productions of all time. This will be Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s third production of Fiddler. The first was in the 1970s, the second was in 1993 and starred WPTC Producing Director Malcolm Ewen as Tevye. Ewen will direct the upcoming production which will feature Weston favorite David Benoit (Avenue Q and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Broadway’s Les Miserables.) as the beloved, long-suffering milkman. For more information on the seven shows of the 2012 Weston season, visit The March 28 event (snow date: March 29) at Weston’s Village Green Gallery (661 Main Street) starts at 6:30 p.m. and will finish by 10:15 p.m.. Drinks and Russian refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $10 at the door. RSVP required as seating is limited. To RSVP, call the gallery @ 802-824-3669.
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BELLOWS FALLS, VT -Stone Church Arts is proud to welcome the dynamic, delightful Russian Duo to our area, fresh from their performance at the Russian Icon Museum in Massachusetts. They will be performing at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., in Bellows Falls on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 pm.
The Russian Duo combines traditional music and classical elegance in a unique way. Oleg Kruglyakov, balalaika virtuoso, and Terry Boyarsky, masterful pianist, have teamed up for exuberant performances of soulful, passionate music. Their collaboration highlights the mysterious sounds of the balalaika underscored by the
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vast expressive range of the piano. Featuring vocals and Russian percussion, their extensive repertoire draws from Russian folk music, romances, dances, classical music, gypsy melodies and Russian songs. Stone Church Arts presents Russian Duo on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Immanuel Church, 20 Church St, Bellows Falls. SPREAD THE WORD! Admission is $17.00 for adults ($13.00 for seniors and children under 12) in advance and $20 ($15) at the door. Tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls), Toadstool Bookshop (Keene, NH), Brattleboro Books, Misty Valley Books (Chester), and at www. or available at the door. For more information or directions go to or call 802463-3100.
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BELLOWS FALLS, VT -Bellows Falls Union High School Drama club is taking on one of the most ambitious spring musicals ever. Rarely performed as a high school musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, The Phantom of the Opera has been extremely challenging for the 40 or so high school cast members and musicians. Behind the scenes, hundreds of hours of set design, choreography, voice lessons and rehearsals have been in place since December. The
play is directed by Dramatic Arts teacher Katy Emond, with music direction by Nick Pelton, the high school’s band director. To prepare for the play and sing opera for Phantom, students have had to reach far further in their voice ranges than they had ever done before. The Phantom, played by Dylan Ward is a masked disfigured musical genius. Christine Daae, played by Rachel Greenberg, is a beautiful soprano at the Paris Opera House
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who begins hearing a beautiful voice which sings to her and speaks to her. She believes this must be the Angel of Music her late father told her he would send to her from heaven. The Voice agrees and offers to teach her a little bit of heaven’s music. The voice actually belongs to Erik, a deformed genius who was one of the contractors who built the opera house and who secretly built a home for himself in the cellars. Unknown to Christine, at least at first, Erik falls in love with her. He kidnaps Christine to his home in the cellars and reveals his true identity. He plans to keep her there only a few days, hoping she will come to love him, and Christine begins to find herself attracted to him. Things change when she unmasks The Phantom and, to the horror of both, exposes his face. Erik goes into a mad frenzy, eventually allowing Christine to leave. The Phantom dies, the cause of death listed as a broken heart. The Phantom of the Opera will be performed on Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls or at the door.
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McGrath’s Outback
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Joey Leone
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Big Head Todd/ Guster
Outback Magic Hat Karaoke
Open Mic Night
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Open Mic Night
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The Perfect Wife Open Mic Night
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Open Mic Night
Manchester Rutland
The Alley
Saxtons River
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Open Mic Night
The Dancing BEar
Okemo Mountain
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Tupelo Music Hall Two Sides of the Blues 7 P.M.
The Perfect Wife Ray Manson
Open Mic Night
DJ Dance Party
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Jordan Tirrell Wysocki
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Steve & George
Casa Del Sol JAX
The Perfect Wife Flabberghaster
Killarney Bentley’s
Open Mic Night
Saxtons River
Pleasant Valley Brewing
Tony Lee Thomas Band
Open Mic night
Open Mic Night
Saxtons River
Pleasant Valley Brewing
Open Mic night
Bourbon Shuffle
Manchester Rutland
The Alley
Darren Yong “The Master Illustionist” Tableside Magic
Brattleboro Chester
Bellows Falls
Opera House
The Wizard of Oz 7:00 P.M.
The Inferno Mark Manley Band Stone Hearth inn Open Mic Night
Lustre Kings 3-6 P.M.
Josh Brooks
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The Perfect Wife Greg Klyma
Open Mic Night
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Mid Mountain Lodge Lustre Kings 12-3 p.m.
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New Socials
Sirsy 9 - Midnight
Tupelo Music Hall Willy Porter
Bellows Falls
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The Marina Open Mic Night
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The Marina Open Mic Night
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Chester Keene
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Stone’s Lodge
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Joe Birch Band Kama Linden
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The Inferno
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Mark Manley Band
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VAC Offers Free Grant Seeker Workshops for Grant Deadline of May 14
MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Arts Council will be hosting free informational Cultural Facilities Grant Seeker Workshops in the coming weeks. Vermont non-profit organizations and municipalities interested in applying for Cultural Facilities Grants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the workshops. All workshops will be held from 3 – 5 p.m, and will take place on the following dates: Friday, March 23: Windsor Welcome Center, 3 Railroad Avenue, Windsor Monday, March 26: Moretown Town Hall, Route 100B, Moretown Tuesday, March 27: Cornwall Town Hall, 2629 Vermont 30, Cornwall Monday, April 9: Vermont Arts Council Conference Room, 136 State Street, Montpelier SNOW DATE-Thursday, April 5: Moretown Town Hall (This is the SNOWDATE for all workshops.) The Cultural Facilities Program awards grants of up to $30,000 and are given to assist Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalities in the enhancement, creation or expansion of the capacity of existing buildings to provide cultural activities for the public. Improvements such as wiring, heating, ADA accessibility features (e.g. elevators, lifts, infrared audio enhancement systems, ramps, and bathrooms), lighting, and stage work are eligible. The Vermont Arts Council in conjunction administers the program with the Vermont Historical Society and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. The deadline for FY2013 Cultural Facilities Grant Applications is Monday, May 14, 2012. All applications must be submitted online through the Vermont Arts Council website, If you are planning to attend a workshop, please RSVP to Susan McDowell, Program Assistant, at 802-828-0152 / TTY 711. For a complete list of grants deadlines, and all other grant information, please visit the Council’s website,
Matt Flinner Trio w/ Pete Bernhard and String Band at Next Stage PUTNEY - Twi- that night’s concert.
light Music presents an acoustic music triple bill featuring bluegrass, jazz, Americana and roots music mandolinist Matt Flinner and his trio, folk singer/ songwriter Pete Bernhard and old-time music duo String Band at Next Stage on Sunday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The concert celebrates the release of the new Matt Flinner Trio CD “Winter Harvest” with a “Music du Jour” show in which each member of the trio writes one tune the day of the show, and all three new tunes are debuted on
Matt Flinner Trio
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Next Stage is located in the former United Church at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets for this concert are $14 General / $12 Students and Seniors. For ticket reservations and information, call 802254-9276. The concert is presented in conjunction with Next Stage Arts Project. For more information, visit www., www., www.jacksonemmer. string-band-album and www.twilightmusic. org.
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CHESTER, VT -Please join VTica for a drawing workshop meant to explore the ideas of abstraction and the subconscious. Inspired by the Surrealist movement we will be exploring a variety of drawing materials and techniques. No prior drawing experience is required; there will be group drawing as well as individual work time. We will improve our drawing composition through formal elements of drawing and design used in nontraditional and abstract ways. Creating harmony and balance through our compositions, we will create engaging images inspired by whatever lies inside of you as an artist. Come prepared to experiment, explore and have fun. Instructor Christina M.Z. Anderson practices and teaches; she paints guides, creates and explores. Her work, in various media (collage, oil and acrylic painting, mixed media and textiles, and sculpture) has been exhibited in venues from the small restaurant to a public museum. She recently relocated from Chicago where she lived for most of her life and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In Chicago she also led curriculum development and gave instruction at a private arts studio and in Chicago Public Schools. In Puebla, Mexico she built a permanent museum exhibit with the endorsement of an international arts foundation and the help of high school students. She has, at times, participated in large-scale public works, opened and operated a do-ityourself storefront gallery, and done live painting to live music. She is a creator and an appreciator of fine art, she loves and celebrates expression. Wednesday May 9 and Thursday May 10 at 5:30 p.m. Tuition VTica Members $100 Non Members $125 Materials $20 VTica, 15 Depot Street, Chester, VT 802 875-1018
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This year marks the fifth year for the University of Vermont Dance Program to perform at SHS. It will be on Monday, March 26 at 8 a.m. in the Gym. The program will last approximately 60 minutes which will include student and faculty choreography in modern dance. Dancers are from the University of Vermont and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The public is welcome to attend. Contact Catherine at cmoore@ssdvt. org with questions.
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Hopeful Race held on Okemo’s Wardance Trail on Saturday the 17th.
Vermont Properties’ 10th Annual Comedy Night Benefits Okemo Mountain School
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New England Masters Finals at Okemo
LUDLOW, Vt. – The 10th Annual “Laugh out Loud” Comedy Night sponsored by Vermont Properties and Development, Inc. raised more than $4,000 for Okemo Mountain School’s Scholarship Fund. The event took place on Saturday, February 25, in the Clock Tower Base Lodge at Okemo Mountain Resort. Comedian Rusty DeWees, “The Logger,”
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performed for a sold out crowd of 300 local community members and guests of Okemo. “I would like to gratefully acknowledge Vermont Properties and Development, Inc. for organizing and sponsoring this great event, and particularly for designating OMS as a beneficiary,” said Mariel Meringolo, Head of School at
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3 day event, 3/9 Super G 1 on Chief, 3/10 SL on Wardance, & 3/11 SG on Chief.
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LUDLOW, VT -FestEVOL is back! Come to Okemo for a unique lifestyle experience combining mountain sports, live music, innovative natural brands and a sustainably focused “eco-village”. Headline bands for 2012 include Barenaked Ladies on Saturday (doors open at 2:30 p.m.), and Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Guster on Sunday (doors open at 1:30 p.m.)! Concert takes place at the Ice House at Jackson Gore, an outdoor venue, so please dress appropriately. Plus, enjoy the Reverb Eco Village all day in the Jackson Gore courtyard. This interactive village includes local regional and national environmental non-profit groups alongside alternative energy and transportation exhibits. The Eco Village also highlights all natural/organic food sampling and ski/snowboard equipment demos with Nordica and RAMP Sports.
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LUDLOW, VT -A Total of 72 Competitors: 12 women and 66 men competed recently in 13 classes; 9 classes for men and 4 for women at the New England Masters at Okemo. Ages for Men 21 to 99, Women 21 to 59. Partial Results of Saturdays race, 3/9, Super G on Chief:
Men: Duffy Dodge place 1st in class 13, Men 85-99; Paul Rich placed 2nd in class12, men 75-79; Douglas Wisse placed 1st in class11, men 75-79; Stephen Foley placed 1st in class10, men 70-74; Paul Marysko placed 1st in class 9, men 65-69; Mark George placed 1st in class 7, men 55-59;
Women: Sally White placed 1st in class 7, women 55-59; Patti Lane placed 1st in class 6, women 50-54; Cinthia Audet placed 1st in class 5, women 45-49; Lisa Marien placed 1st in class 2, women 30-34;Jacqueline Levy placed 1st in class 1, women 21-29 (Youngsters)
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Leadership Southeast Vermont SEVCA Announces Free Financial Healthcare Session offered a Day Fitness Classes in the Life of a Prisoner REGION -SEVCA – Southeastern Vermont tions provided to take steps to build healthy credit
REGION -The 20112012 class of the Southeast Leadership Vermont became prisoners for the day recently as part of their continuing Southeast Leadership Vermont program with the class focusing on the Corrections System. The day began at the Windsor Southwest Correctional facility in Windsor where the class was able to visit the facility firsthand and hear of the issues, the programs and see firsthand what one might experience in such a facility. The afternoon session took place at the Southeast Correctional Facility located in Springfield where upon arrival they were given an overview of the Department of Corrections. The class learned about the program of Restorative Justice for those persons ready to rejoin their communities. The day included tours of the prison, where they had a firsthand view of the prison, witnessed those incarcerated going about their day to day lives. One of the highlights of the day was the panel discussion presented by inmates which gave a personal overview of being a prisoner. The class had an opportunity to hear comments and remarks as well as ask questions of the Supervisors, guards and the prisoners. This session, was, as many participants expressed in their evaluation; “an eye opening experience in the realities and challenges of the penal system”, “I was surprised by the cost of incarceration to the taxpayer”, “A very impactful day”! All agreed it was one of the best classes they have experienced thus far in the program. The 2011 Leadership Southeast Vermont class: Nicole Snide, Springfield Hospital; Alex Laham, Springfield Medical Care Systems; Kerri Allen, Springfield Savings & Loan; Leah Dillon, Granite United Way; Kelli Dufresne, Springfield Regional Development Corporation; Daniel Gauvreau, PCM Image Tek; Penny Hawkins and Nathan Stoddard from SEVCA; Stacy Hill, The Current; Chelsea Nunez, Brattleboro Housing Authority; Kristy Snow, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; and Paul Hoffman, Consultant, came away with a better understanding of the issues relating to the Corrections system but also with more questions as to the effectiveness of these programs. The Leadership Southeast Steering Committee is welcoming interested applicants to consider applying to attend the next Leadership class that will begin in September, 2012. It is not too early to think about sending a key person from your business to participate in this effective program of building Leaders for our future. If you would like more information regarding Leadership Southeast Vermont and have an interest in participating in the 20122013 class please contact the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce at 885-2779 or email chamber@springfieldvt. com Community Action – announced that it has space available in the upcoming financial fitness workshop. This eight part workshop series will help participants discover how to use the money they have and take steps towards prosperity. Participants will learn to improve their relationship with money, increase cash flow and experience financial security. Other topics covered include; saving, spending, credit, paying for college, purchasing a home, purchasing a car, insurance and retirement. Your credit report can be reviewed with you and recommenda-
or resolve credit issues. This financial coaching will help you and your family develop strong financial habits. The workshop is free and open to the public. The 8-part workshop will begin on Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m., and continue each Wednesday night thru June 6 (No workshop on May 16). The workshop will be held at SEVCA, 91 Buck Drive, Westminster, VT. Pre-registration is required. Please call to register at 802-722-4575, ext. 151, or email
Money Raised for Habitat
LUDLOW, VT -On Feb. 18th, Phoebe Tucker, a junior at BRHS organized and held a silent auction at Java Baba’s in Ludlow to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. This is an organization Phoebe strongly supports because she believes everyone deserves decent, affordable housing. Thanks to the generous donations of artwork from local individuals she was able to raise more than $450.00. Phoebe would like to thank all those who donated and a special thanks to Bob Friedrich for the use of his space. How lucky we are to live in such a supportive community!
“Best for Winter Sports” Award
PETALUMA, CA - Congratulations to the Inn Victoria in Chester, VT for having been chosen by our readers as North America’s “Best for Winter Sports” for 2012. We offer our readers at the opportunity to vote for the Best for Winter Sports, tallying the total number of votes annually. This unique B&B has earned one of the industry’s most prestigious award! Inn Victoria is an ultimate bed and breakfast destination for any traveler in search of an unforgettable, unique experience. With excellent attention to detail, our member innkeepers serve their guests with extraordinary care, creating a memorable experience for travelers. “Warm, welcoming and full of character and charm, Penny & Dan Cote offers exceptional hospitality and effort to go that extra mile. Earning themselves the designation of “Best for Winter Sports for 2012” with Lanier readers, this B&B truly stands out above the rest”. –Pamela Lanier Pamela Lanier’s Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and Guesthouses International has been assisting inn goers with a comprehensive variety of boutique lodgings since 1982, announcing an “Innkeeper of the Year” winner for 27 years in a row, the oldest and most prestigious B&B vote program in the world. Thinking of visiting Chester, or want to meet these exceptional innkeepers that put their heart and soul into their B&B? Contact them today! Inn Victoria, Penny & Dan Cote, PO Box 788, Chester, VT 802-875-4288
Starting Over Strong Vermont: We Are Here To Help
Tropical Storm Irene left unprecedented destruction in its path throughout Vermont this past August. 500 miles of road and 200 bridges were damaged, 13 communities were isolated due to impassable roads, up to 250 million dollars were spent to repair roads, over 7,200 individuals and families applied to FEMA aid, and 1,400 homes were temporarily or permanently displaced. But the real effect of this disaster is not about numbers. It’s about people. Starting Over Strong Vermont (SOS VT) is here to help. SOS VT deploys teams of crisis support workers throughout communities most impacted by Tropical Storm Irene to conduct community and homebased outreach and psychoeducational services. SOS VT offers free, short-term interventions that promote individual and family recovery to those individuals experiencing distress and/or related emotional and behavioral difficulties from the flood. The program is designed to assist individuals of all ages to better understand why they feel the way they do and how to begin to feel safe and confident again going forward. SOS VT can also help identify and refer individuals who may be in need of more intensive supports. With over 4,600 people emotionally impacted by the affects of Tropical Storm Irene there is much work to do. Everyday SOS VT staff encounters individuals and groups suffering from anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, and feeling of hopelessness. Unlike the physical realities of their homes, places of work, and fields having been destroyed, the emotional consequences from this destruction may remain invisible to those most affected. Symptoms may include: -Recurring dreams or nightmares about the storms or floods -Trouble concentrating or remembering things -Feeling numb, withdrawn or disconnected -Having bursts of anger or intense irritability -Persistent physical symptoms (i.e., headaches, digestive problems, muscle tension, etc.) -Being overprotective of your family’s safety -Avoiding reminders of the storm or flood -Being tearful or crying for no apparent reason SOS VT has community events and support groups planned throughout the state in an effort to combat these emotional wounds from Tropical Storm Irene. Gathering and connecting with others who have been impacted by Tropical Storm Irene can be useful in not feeling so alone. Wilmington Story Circle March 16th, 7:009:00pm 1 School St., Wilmington, VT Twin Valley High School Library, Wilmington, VT Story Circles are unique because they bring people together to bear witness to the experience of others. Share your Tropical Storm Irene experience with others: come tell your story. Free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Kids will have their own activity tables. Call: 802579-7649. Hurricane Irene Support Group March 19th, 11am12:00noon (ongoing Every Monday) Ayers Brook Center 35 Ayers Brook Rd., Randolph, VT Sponsored by CVCAV and the 3rd Branch LTR Come share your story, listen to others, learn coping skills, build community, and support your neighbors. Refreshments will be provided. Call: 802-279-7697. Hurricane Irene Support Group for Recovery Workers March 19th, 3:30pm (ongoing every other Monday) Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, VT Peer support, processing emotions, strengthening relationships, learn coping skills. Call: 802279-4670. Hurricane Irene Support Group March 19th, 5:30pm-6:30pm (ongoing Every Monday) Rochester High School Library 222 Main St., Rochester, VT Come share your story, listen to others, learn coping skills, build community, and support your neighbors. Refreshments will be provided. Call: 802-279-7697. Hurricane Irene Support Group March 21st, 6:00pm (ongoing March 28th, April 4th, and April 11th) For Northfield Area Residents 168 Wall St, Northfield VT Come share your story, listen to others, learn coping skills, build community, and support your neighbors. Refreshments will be provided. Call: 802-279-8246. The People’s Spa Day March 24th, 1-4pm Open to anyone impacted by the Irene Flooding. Free of charge. Montpelier Community Acupuncture 79 Main St., Montpelier, VT Come learn relaxation techniques, ways to reduce insomnia, and strengthen immunity with herbs and food. All techniques learned at this workshop can be done at home. Local holistic practitioners will be available for free “mini-sessions”. All herbs used in the workshop are donated by the herbalist Please RSVP to Christina Ducharme. Call: 802-279-4670 or email christinad@wcmhs. org. Hurricane Irene Support Group March 29th, 6:00pm (ongoing: April 26th, May 24th) For Waterbury Area Residents St. Leo’s Hall, Waterbury, VT Come share your story, listen to others, learn coping skills, build community, and support your neighbors. Refreshments will be provided. Call: 802-279-4670. Remembering Irene Social March 29th, 5pm-7pm (ongoing: April 12th) Crazy Russian Girl Bakery Main St., Bennington Come gather and tell your Tropical Irene story and meet others affected by the storm. Crazy Russian Girl Bakery is donating cookies and beverages. Kids will have their own activity tables. Call: 518-2253170. If you or anyone you know is experiencing distress or symptoms from the flooding please call SOS VT’s toll-free number for help, 1-855-767-8800, or visit our website at SOS VT is supported by FEMA grant funding and is administered by Washington County Mental Health Services in conjunction with other designated mental health agencies and community services in the hardest hit regions of our State. The numbers describing Tropical Storm Irene’s destruction provided by: www.anr.state.
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ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. - Your home or business was badly damaged during the spring 2011 floods or Tropical Storm Irene and you are ready to repair or rebuild. But when you apply for a building permit, you find out you are required to meet your community’s floodplain management ordinance. What to do? To help you meet the cost of complying with your local floodplain requirements, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) includes Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage in most new and renewed standard flood insurance policies. Flood insurance policyholders in high-risk areas, also known as special flood hazard areas, can get up to $30,000 to help pay the costs to bring their property into compliance with their community’s floodplain ordinance. Not only are funds available to assist making homes or businesses NFIP-compliant, implementing these measures can help you alleviate or prevent future losses. Communities that participate in the NFIP agree to adopt and enforce a floodplain management ordinance to reduce or eliminate loss of life and property. When a community determines that a structure within its jurisdiction, located in a special flood hazard area, is substantially damaged, the community requires the property owner to
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obtain a special floodplain building permit before beginning reconstruction. The floodplain building permit outlines the requirements necessary to comply with the community’s adopted and enforced floodplain management ordinance. There are four available options (which can be combined) that you will want to discuss with your local officials to decide which is best for you. 1. Elevation: Raise your home or business to, or above, the flood elevation level adopted by your community. 2. Relocation: Move your home or business out of harm’s way. 3. Demolition: Tear down and remove flood-damaged buildings. 4. Floodproofing (Mostly for non-residential buildings): Make a building watertight through a combination of adjustments or additional features that reduces the potential for flood damage. You may file a claim for Increased Cost of Compliance if: · Your community determines that your home or business is damaged by a flood to the point that repairs will cost 50 percent or more of the building’s pre-damage market value. This is called “substantial damage.” · Your community has adopted a repetitive loss provision, and determines the home or business was damaged by flood
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REGION -Sammy Pierce was a real estate professional of the highest caliber. Well known in the area, not only for his real estate expertise, but equally known for his willingness to help others when he saw a need. It is that quality that we hope to find in students today of any age who are going on to higher learning. Sammy died in a tragic motorcycle accident. As in all accidents, there is never an expectation, no warning, no goodbyes. The
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Crown Point Board of Realtors together with Sammy’s family chooses a scholarship recipient who best exemplifies that same giving nature that Sammy displayed. Helping when there was a need without thought to compensation or reward. Any member of the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Rockingham, Springfield, and Weathersfield who is continuing education in a 2 or 4 year college program should apply. Applicants may be private school students, home schooled, college, adult learners, and previous recipients. All area high school Guidance departments will have applications. Many area Realtor Offices will have them, as well. The deadline to submit applications for this scholarship is May 11, 2012. For further information please call Joan Morey at 802-875-2323 x101 or e-mail her at Please help us find the most deserving student for this year, 2012.
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SPRINGFIELD, VT -On Saturday, March 31 Green Mountain RSVP will be sponsoring a Stuff the Bus event in cooperation with The Current (CRT) and Shaw’s in the Springfield Plaza. A Current bus will be parked next to Shaw’s from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. that day. WCFR will be there, too! Volunteers will be asking shoppers to purchase additional non-perishable food items, and paper products that will be placed on the bus, and later distributed to area food shelves. Please come on the 31st and help us re-stock our neighborhood food shelves by donating an extra item or two as you shop. As a token of our appreciation, a reusable cloth shopping bag will be given out to the first 250 shoppers who donate. The requests for assistance from local food shelves are greater than last year. It is a wonderful time to show support for those in need. If you have any questions, or would like to donate, but cannot be at Shaw’s that day, please contact Linda at Green Mountain RSVP at 802-885-2083.
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FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH The Springfield Moose Lodge has an All You Can Eat breakfast the 1st. Sunday of every Month. Open to the public. 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Come bring a friend and family. Support a great cause and join us for a great breakfast for only $7. We use REAL Maple Syrup! FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH Come join the Dancing with Parkinson’s class meeting the first Monday of each month, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Cheshire Medical Center’s North Conference Room 2 in Keene, NH. The class helps people with Parkinson’s Disease increase coordination, flexibility and balance. Participants can take the class sitting or standing and feel supported in a safe and comfortable environment. It is open to anyone with Parkinson’s and their caregiver, partner, or friend. No previous dance experience is necessary. For more information contact Kathy at There is a suggested donation of $3.00 to $5.00. FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH Vermont Tea Party, Local Chapter Meeting - 1st Tuesday of Every Month from 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Ludlow/ Cavendish and Surrounding Areas Welcome! Cavendish Town Elementary School Library, 573 Main Street, Proctorsville. For More information contact Scott 802-226-7791 MONDAYS The Weston Rod and Gun Club will sponsor BINGO EVERY Monday night at 6:30 p.m. There will be refreshments and beverages for sale in the kitchen. ALL proceeds will go to Weston Rec. Everyone welcome. Bring friends and relatives. Any inquiries call David @ 802-376-9196. TUESDAYS West Coast Swing Dance Lessons: 6-7 basic brand new beginner West Coast Swing; 7-8 WCS 101 part A; 8-9 WCS 101 Part B; No partner required; Ludlow Town Hall and “other locations” - please check website or contact BINGO at St Joseph’s Church, Buckley Center in Chester. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., game at 6:30 p.m. The Fletcher Memorial Youth Library Preschool story time for ages 6 and under begins January 24 and will continue Tuesdays at 11 a.m. through February 28. Kids are invited to share stories, make crafts, and play Miles of Smiles Story Time for 3-5 year olds will be held at the Springfield Town Library on Tuesdays, January 31 through March 13 at 10 -10:45 a.m. Stories, songs, simple crafts, movies and snack are a part of the fun. This programs is free and open to all thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Springfield Town Library. For more information, call the library at 802-885-3108. 2nd Wed of the Month WEDNESDAYS The Southern River Valley Helping Hands Parents group holds a kids clothing swap on the second Wednesday of each month at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in North Walpole, NH from 4-8 p.m. All clothes must be clean and free of stains. Adult clothing donations are accepted and needs no trade. Black River Valley Seniors will be playing Bridge at the center on High Street in Ludlow at 1 p.m. All levels of expertise are welcome. Come for lunch and stay for the games. Don’t play Bridge? Want tolearn? Come on down and someone will be happy to instruct you. Souper Wednesday’s have begun at the First Congregational Church of Westminster. Please join us from 12 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday through March 28, 2012 for soup and community. Free will donation not necessary, but would be greatly appreciated. The Fletcher Memorial Youth Library is collaborating with Rutland Windsor Supervisory Union in a 6 week “Beginning with Mother Goose” program. Families with children birth to 36 months can join us Wednesdays February 1, 8, 15, and 29 and March 7 and 14 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Program includes information on language and literacy development, ideas on choosing quality books, activities, songs, and conversation ideas. On March 14 local author Willow Bascom will be wrapping up our series with her own special presentation. There is limited space so please call Lindsay at 802-228-3517 to register. Wiggles and Giggles Story Time for children under 3 will be held Wednesdays, February 1 through March 7 at 10:30-11 a.m. (excluding February 22). Children will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs and a snack. This programs is free and open to all thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Springfield Town Library. For more information, call the library at 802-885-3108. Discovery Time for kids ages 5 and up will be held Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. beginning February 1. The first program will be “Treasured Tales” during which children will listen to a story and receive a memento for their keepsake boxes. This programs is free and open to all thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Springfield Town Library. For more information, call the library at 802-885-3108. THURSDAYS Craft workshops every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the Gassetts Grange. Anyone with new ideas or wanting to learn newcrafts, please come and join us. Lots of new projects going on. Free refreshments are served. Call Bonnie for info. @ 802-875-3500. Early Sabbath Worship Thursdays 2 p.m. (NEW TIME) Third Congregational Church UCC, Alstead 14 River Street, AlsteadTime Every Thurs. Bingo 6:30-9 p.m. Doors open @ 5:30 p.m. Refreshments are sold in the kitchen. 21 players and more adds a free Speedball game. Fun to be had by all!!! Gassetts Grange is located at jcts. 10 & 103 N. Chester, VT. For more information call Bonnie @ 802-875-3500. Interested in losing some weight? An at work Weight Watch ers meeting site is being formed at Mount Holly School, The meetings will be held on Thursday mornings at 7 a.m. in the cafeteria. Right now the closest meetings are Rutland and Springfield. The cost is $39.95/month, which includes 4 monthly meetings and e-tools. Deb LaCroix will be the facilitator. If you are interested in joining our group, please call Brigid Faenza at 802-259-4100 or email For more information please visit Every Thurs. we hold our Bingo 6:30-9 p.m. Doors open @ 5:30 p.m. refreshments are sold in the kitchen. 21 players and more adds a free Speedball game. Fun to be had by all!!! Gassetts Grange is located at jcts. 10 & 103N. Chester, VT. For more information call Bonnie @ 802-875-3500. SUNDAYS Vision of Light Church of Spiritualism and Healing meets every Sunday at 10 AM in Hartland, Vermont followed by potluck lunch. Rev. Paula Parker 802-226-7653 Coffeehouse Folk series at Stone Arch Bakery in Lebanon, NH. Music series presenting local performers - Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (begins on January 29). Acoustic solo acts and duos. Wonderful original material, and some covers. For more info call: 603.727.4680 THE NORTH CHARLESTOWN METHODIST CHURCH is pleased to announce that the 2nd order of the North Charlestown Yester-Years woven afghan are now available. The two layer; 50X70; 100% cotton; made in U.S.A; depicting N. Charlestown’s past, afghans are offered for $50.00, benefit of the North Charlestown Church Renovation Fund. To Purchase call Elaine @ 603-826-4145 or E Mail @
BREAKFASTS LUNCHES & DINNERS Saturday, March 24 SUGAR-on-SNOW SUPPER, Saturday, March 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Cavendish Baptist Church, 2258 Main Street, Cavendish, VT. Sponsored by the Helping Hand Class, Ticket Prices: Adults: $10; Children: under 12: $5, and under 6 are Free. Menu: (Served Buffet Style, except for dessert!)Baked Beans (sweetened with maple syrup) – Ham –Mashed Potato – Squash –Peas – Pickles–White and Brown Breads – Homemade Doughnuts, Decaf Coffee – Tea– Punch and SUGAR-
on-SNOW! Cookbooks - $5.00 each and RADA® Cutlery on Sale, too! 802-226-7724. Tuesday, March 27 On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, the Springfield Church of Christ will offer a free community dinner at 972 Chester Road, Springfield from 6 to 6:45 p.m., with doors opening at 5:50 p.m. The menu will include roast pork, mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls and cookies. Beverages will include lemonade, milk and coffee. Any questions should be addressed to Puggy Lamphere at 802-886-2670 or Tom Snow at 802-484-5089.All members of the
Residents of the North Walpole Village District are hereby notified: voting on the 2012 Budget/Warrant Articles is scheduled for Tuesday, 7:00 pm,April 10 at St. Peter’s Church basement on Church Street, North Walpole, NH. Residents may pick up the Village Report at the following locations in the Village:Village Hall; NW Library, 5 Star Beverage; Food Discount after March 30. North Walpole Village Commisioners
A public hearing before the Development Review Board for the Village of Ludlow, Vermont, will be held on April 9, 2012 at 6:00 P.M., in the Ludlow Town Hall conference room, to consider an Amendment to a Conditional Use Permit located in the Village Residential Commercial District: APPLICANT: MT Associates 217 North Main Street Rutland, Vermont 05701 PROPERTY LOCATION: Dunkin Donuts 195 Main Street Ludlow, Vermont 05149 Parcel No. 230401.000 REASON FOR HEARING: Application to amend a Conditional Use Permit to remodel Dunkin Donuts. The project is in the Village Residential Commercial District. APPLICATION NUMBER: 076-94-CU; Amendment No. 1 The above application is available for inspection at the Ludlow Municipal Offices. Persons wishing to participate may do so in person, be represented by an agent or an attorney, or by writing the Board. Written communications about the application should be filed with the Board either prior to, or during, the hearing. Rosemary Goings Board Clerk A public hearing before the Development Review Board for the Town & Village of Ludlow, Vermont, will be held on April 9, 2012 at 6:00 P.M., in the Ludlow Town Hall conference room, to consider a Variance and Local Flood Hazard Review located in the Special Flood Hazard Area of the Lakes District. APPLICANT: Vanessa Johnson Nicole Ditz 43 Yawbux Valley Road North Stonington, Connecticut 06359 PROPERTY LOCATION: 47 Red Bridge Road Ludlow, Vermont 05149 Parcel No. 210167.000 REASON FOR HEARING:Application for a Variance and Flood Hazard Review to construct a mudroom and deck. The property is located in Special Flood Hazard area of the Lakes District. APPLICATION NUMBER: 359-12-FHR 357-12-VA The above application is available for inspection at the Ludlow Municipal Offices. Persons wishing to participate may do so in person, be represented by an agent or an attorney, or by writing the Board. Written communications about the application should be filed with the Board either prior to, or during, the hearing. Rosemary Goings Board Clerk
Springfield area communities are welcome. Thursday, April 5 An Easter Pageant---THE LIVING LAST SUPPER—based on New Testament passages and DaVinci’s beloved painting of the Last Supper will be presented at the Ascutney Union Church on Maundy Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. The scene is the “upper room” where Jesus and his disciples are eating supper. When Jesus tells the disciples that “One of you will deceive me”, all but one are astonished. The pageant is a mixture of compelling music, narration, and the expressions of surprise, guilt, and confusion from each of the chosen 12. The cast, including Jesus, the Apostles, narrator, and musicians is drawn from the Ascutney Union Church and the community at large. There will be no admission fee; a free-will offering will be accepted.
LIBRARY EVENTS The Friends of the Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow is very pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring our yearly winter film and book series again in January, February and March 2012. We will discuss the book on the second Tuesday and view the movie on the fourth Tuesday of the month. For January 10 and 24, we will be reading and viewing “Julie & Julia” by Julie Powell. The author tries to cook all the Julia Child recipes in one year. On February 14 &28, we will doing “Chocolat” and on March 13 &27 “Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes. When the snow falls and cabin fever begins to set in, come to the library. The programs will be held at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich and the Friends will provide beverages and desserts. The books are available in the library. We guarantee a good afternoon.
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March 31, 2012 at the Weathersfield School. Doors open at 12:30pm and drawing the prize tickets starts at 2:00pm. Proceeds are to benefit the PTA and the 8th grade trip to Boston. Some of the Grand Prizes will be a grill, notebook computer and a ton of wood pellets. Light refreshments will be available as well as a 50/50 raffle. Questions 802-263-5373.
The Town of Weston is seeking applicants for a part-time position (12 plus hours per week) of Assistant Town Clerk. The Assistant Town Clerk is responsible for a variety of functions, including processing of land records and property transfers, issuance of marriage licenses, file maintenance, and assisting the public with document research. Computer skills required. Please send letter of interest to Jean DeCell Town Clerk, Town of Weston, PO Box 98, Weston, VT 05161
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Wednesday, March 21 Remember lying on your belly looking into a small pond filled with tons of tiny things swimming around? Come find out who’s in there and what they’re up to! On Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Rockingham Public Library, Naturalist Betsy Stacey will present a program all about “Vernal Pools.” Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30, Playgroups for babies and toddlers, beginning March 21 at Fletcher Memorial Library, Ludlow, VT. Thursday, March 22 On Thursday evening, March 22 at 7 p.m. there will be a book discussion sponsored by the Friends of the Library at Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow. The book to be discussed is Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, also the author of the best seller, Seabiscuit, which was made into an award winning movie. The discussion leader will be Terry Thane. Saturday, March 24 The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is hosting its first “Dinner and a Movie” of the season on Saturday, March 24 at 1:00. The movie will be “The Help” and feature a generous sampling of southern food, including chocolate pie. The event is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, contact Kata at 802-226-7503. The Friends of the Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow is very pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring our yearly winter film and book series again in February and March 2012. We will discuss the book on the second Tuesday and view the movie on the fourth Tuesday of the
month. On March 13 &27 “Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes. When the snow falls and cabin fever begins to set in, come to the library. The programs will be held at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich and the Friends will provide beverages and desserts. The books are available in the library. We guarantee a good afternoon. Tuesday, April 3 Tuesdays, 11 a.m. from April 3 to May 15, Preschool storytime for Ages 6 and under at Fletcher Memorial Library, Ludlow, VT. MEETINgS The Black River/Lafayette Lodge of Masons, will not be meeting for the month of March. The American Finnish Society will not be meeting for the month of March. The Cavendish-William French Chapter DAR will not be meeting for the month of March. SpECIAL EVENTS Saturday, April 7 Grateful Garden Community Volunteer workday is Saturday, April 7 at Chester Andover Elementary School. Come help prepare for a voluminous array of organically grown vegetables! Wednesday, April 25 Learn how to Make Farmer’s Cheese, Brie-style Cheese, & Chevre from Raw Goats’ Milk! Class presented by Rural Vermont and taught by Elizabeth Moulton of Popplewood Farm. Wednesday, April 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Popplewood Farm, Andover, $20-40 sliding scale, preregistration required. All proceeds benefit Rural Vermont. To sign up or for more info, call Rural Vermont at 802-223-7222 or email shelby@
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Black River Middle School Ludlow, Vermont The Black River Middle School is seeking interested candidates for the following coaching positions: Middle School Baseball Middle School Softball Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Patrick Pullinen, Athletic Director Black River High School 43 Main Street Ludlow, Vermont 05149
A public hearing before the Development Review Board for the Village of Ludlow, Vermont, will be held on April 9, 2012 at 6:00 P.M., in the Ludlow Town Hall conference room, to consider an Amendment to a Conditional Use Permit and Flood Hazard Review, the property is located in the Special Flood Hazard Area of Village Residential Commercial District: APPLICANT: Philip Stratman 67 O’Connor Hill Road Ludlow, Vermont 05149 PROPERTY LOCATION:117 Main Street Ludlow, Vermont 05149 Parcel No. 230432.000 REASON FOR HEARING:Application to Amend a Conditional Use Permit and Flood Hazard Review to change a restaurant into retail space and renovate the barn for retail storage. The project is located in the Special Flood Hazard Area of the Village Residential Commercial District. APPLICATION NUMBER:358-12-FHR 083-88-CU; Amendment No. 4 The above application is available for inspection at the Ludlow Municipal Offices. Persons wishing to participate may do so in person, be represented by an agent or an attorney, or by writing the Board. Written communications about the application should be filed with the Board either prior to, or during, the hearing. Rosemary Goings Board Clerk
This is just a reminder that dog owners need to register their dog by April 1st, 2012. Rabies certificate must be current. Registrations after April 1st will be subject to a late fee. If you are unable to stop by the Town Office to register your dog, please call for information regarding renewal by mail. The Weston Town Office is open Monday through Friday 8:00am-1:00pm. The phone number is 802-824-6645. If you no longer own a dog, or your pet is deceased, please contact our office so we can update our records. Thank you.
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The purpose of this public hearing is to reclassify the following public road: TH 48 Unknown Soldiers Road – Change .5 miles of Class 3 to Class 4, from thejunction of TH 15 Patch Brook Road and Unknown Soldiers Road .5 miles north to the existing Class 4 section. The entire 1.29 mile length of TH 48 will be Class 4. Selectboard Ralph Michael Andy Crossman Russ Tonkin
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The Town of Grafton, Vermont is accepting bids for gravel crushing. Specifications are as follows: 5,000 c.u. of 1 1/4 inch gravel. The Town will remove materials. The material to be crushed includes stone two foot in size. The crushing needs to be completed prior to July 1, 2012. Returned sealed bids must be clearly marked “Grafton Gravel Crushing 2012”, and be received (not postmarked) at the Grafton Town Hall Selectmen’s Office at 117 Main Street, PO Box 180, Grafton, VT 05146 no later than April 9, 2012, at 6:00 pm. The bids will be opened at the Grafton Town Hall Selectboard Office during a regular Selectboard meeting on April 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm. Bid to reflect any applicable travel/setup time, and expended date of project start/finish. Certificate of insurance will be required. The Town of Grafton reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, and has the right to accept other than the lowest bid if determined to be in the best interest of the town. Any and all questions about this gravel-crushing bid will be directed to Danny Taylor, Road Foreman at 843-2456.
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Bellows Falls, 1 Bedroom, first floor, $700/ mo. includes heat, hot water, stove, refrigerator, rubbish, plowing, off street parking. Newly painted. 1st, last, Security. Excellent references required. 802-886-3908. TFN CHESTER – One bedroom apartment, Main St. with very large rooms and eat-in-kitchen. Includes heat, hot water, snow and rubbish removal. Electricity additional. Recently remodeled. $750. per month, first, last, security, references required at signing. 802-875-4409 3/21/12 Ludlow: 2 Bedroom, small kitchen, Living room, common room w/ w & d, 1 car parking, util incl, $800/ mo., $1000 security, Call 802-228-2155 for application. 3/28/12 Ludlow – One-Bedroom Apartments at Gill Terrace Retirement Apt. II for the elderly, including handicap accessible units, subsidized rent. Now accepting applications for wait list and immediately occupancy. Call 1-800-496-9449 3/28/12 Springfield - One bedroom, first floor, spacious living room, dining room, eat-in-kitchen with dishwasher, heat, hot water, trash and snow removal included. $895. per month. Call Hector 802-885-6292 4/18/12 Springfield – Two bedrooms, spacious living room, 1000 square feet, dining room, eat-in-kitchen with dishwasher. Heat, hot water, trash and snow removal included. $1030. Call Hector 802-885-6292 4/18/12 One Magic Chef, 21- cubic foot refrigerator 2 years old. $180 Call 802-722-3081 or 802-463-4372 tfn
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WEE HAVEN – Charlestown FT/ PT opening all ages. Reasonable rates, subsidies accepted. For information contact Jen Baker 603-826-KIDS (5437) WeeHavenChildCare@comcast. net tfn
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Vermont Gun Show March 24 – 25 Franklin Conference Center Rutland. 1-802-875-4540 3/21/12
NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR FURNACES Central Boiler wood and pellet furnaces. Save up to $2,800. 866-543-7589 6/29
YARD SALE INDOORS Sat, April 7th from 9 a.m. to Noon. Furniture, exercise equipment, toys and household. 2 Main St, North Springfield (across from KJ’s) 3/28/12
Chester – One bedroom studio, everything included, $525./mo. Call 802-885-3819 3/28/12 CHESTER – One bedroom, recently remodeled, 800 sq. ft. huge living room, dining room, eat-in-kitchen, heat, hot water, trash removal, $740 mo. Hector 802-885-6292 4/18/12 CHESTER - 2 bedroom apt. on Main St. heat, hot water, electric included $795. per month Call 802-885-3819 3/21/12
BLISS FARM SINCE 1940 TOP QUALITY HAY 1st cut@$4.75/ bale, 2nd cut @ $6.50/bale Shavings @ $4.95/bag Pick-up or delivery avail. Now accepting MC/Visa. Call 802-8752031 TFN
Green Mountain Forestry Services, LLC Firewood For Sale By The Cord $175.00 Green $195.00 Semi Seasoned $275.00 Dry/Seasoned We can custom cut lengths/Standard cuts 16” & 18” Contact Us Cell 802591-1136 Talk to Jarod Office 802747-4633/Fax 802-747-4634 Visit Our Web Site –
Chester, VT. 2 Bedroom 1 Bath, No Smoking, No Pets $975 per month plus utilities. 802-875-7474 tfn
Bellows Falls: 3 bdrm, second/third floor, includes heat, hot water, rubbish and plowing. Newly painted. 1st, last, sec., excellent references required. $950/mo. Call 802-886-3908. TFN
LUDLOW - Large 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, den and updated kitchen. Refinished hardwood floors throughout. New high efficiency furnace and H/W heater. Off street parking. On Okemo Shuttle - 1 mile to Mountain. Private/quiet setting, yet 2 minute walk to Town. NO SMOKING. Pets considered - references required. $875 per month plus utilities. First, last and security required. Call 201400-8076.
Plymouth - 2 BR house available Dec. 2011, heat, electric, plowing, and rubbish removal Included. $1100.00 Month. First, Last, references & credit check required. 802-780-7532 tfn
GREEN FIREWOOD, cut, split and delivered. 802-875-3626 TFN
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Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) of Southeastern Vermont Is a multi-faceted Mental Health Agency serving individuals in Windsor and Windham County. HCRS is looking for families, couples, single people who are patient, dependable, and understanding to other people’s needs and are looking to make a difference in a person’s life! Do you have your own place with an extra bedroom? Would you pass a criminal background check? If so, you would qualify to work in this program. It is that easy! HCRS has one question to ask you? Have you ever thought about what you would do once you kids have grown up and moved on to college, their own apartment, or got married, etc? If this thought has ever crossed your mind we strongly encourage you to call us to talk about our Residential Program Needs! Trust me, it is a 5 to 10 minute call that might help change a person’s life for the better! Feel free to call to inquire how you can help an individual in need! Please call Jarrod James at: 802-463-3532 ext 3150 or email us at
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STRUCTURAL EPA CERTIFIED RENOVATOR 18th/19th century HOUSES & BARNS replace rotten sills, sagging floors, foundations. ANtiQUe Wood for SALE. 1-802-251-0000 www. 6/02 AUTHENTIC RESTORATION Structural Repair, 30+ Year Experience, Local, Insured, Lead Certified, Window and Door Installation 802-263-5300
PETER JORDAN CONSTRUCTION over 25 years of experience in all phases of construction. Framing, finish carpentry, custom showers and tile work, hardwood flooring, decks, roofing and siding. Fully insured and registered with the state of Vermont. Lead Paint Certified. located in proctorsville. 802-2268125 9/30/09
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BLISS FARM ENTERPRISES top Quality hay, shavings, sawdust, and aG. services. Quality Guaranteed. bliss Farm since 1940. 802-875-2031 blissFarmvt802@ now accepting visa and Mastercard 12/31/09
will buy and sell used cars or pick up your junk cars.they do auto repairs, sell, mount, and balance tires. do oil changes and brake jobs. 802-843-2200 10/13
ODD JOBS AND MORE Painting, sheetrock repair, spring clean up, lawn care, window cleaning, pressure washing, carpentry & home repair. Fully Insured 802-738-8781 – 802-226-7077
Got Rot? – Call dave leavitt the rotten Carpenter, free estimates, fully insured, carpentry, masonry, 20 years experience, fix it like it never happened. 603-826-5159, Cell 603-4772597 4/14
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March 21, 2012 7B
Okemo Mountain School welcomes new Director of Development and Admissions
LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain School is pleased to welcome Erica Kattalia as the new Director of Development and Admissions. Erica Kattalia comes to OMS from Nordica USA where she worked in marketing, promotions, and digital communications. Erica grew up ski racing at Okemo and attended Okemo Mountain School. During college, she returned to coach for the Okemo Competition Center and continued to do so for several years afterward. Her connection to the program and the Okemo community will make her a valuable asset to the school. “As an alumna of OMS, I am thrilled to be coming back home to rejoin the team! I look forward to applying my 5-plus years of marketing experience within the ski industry to promoting the outstanding academic and athletic experience we have to offer. I am excited to be working again with a group of motivated young athletes,” said Kattalia. “Erica’s connection to Okemo and OMS make her an ideal candidate for this position,” said OMS Head of School Mariel Meringolo. “Her passion for snow sports is contagious and her enthusiasm for OMS is outstanding – both of which will help to promote and grow the school. I am looking forward to working with Erica.” Okemo Mountain School is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the academic and athletic development of serious snow sports athletes. Student athletes are given the opportunity to train in alpine ski racing, snowboarding, and freestyle skiing, while pursuing a rigorous course of academic study. Okemo Mountain School relies heavily on fundraisers and charitable giving to help keep tuition affordable and provide scholarships to deserving student athletes. For further information, please contact Mariel Meringolo at or call (802) 228-1513.
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Slush Cup and 2nd Annual Tug of War
LUDLOW, VT -UPDATE: We have moved the Slush Cup up a week to March 31. Join us on the slopes at Jackson Gore for all the fun and festivities! The Slush Cup is back for its 15th year on March 31! The object is to ski or snowboard down a trail and skim across an 80-foot long, man-made slush pond without falling in! This event is open to everyone, participants must be at least 4 feet tall and 7 or older. Any competitor between 4 and 5 feet tall must wear the life vest provided by Okemo.
Registration is $20 and will take place from 8-10 a.m. outside the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore on April 7 and the Slush Cup starts at 11 a.m.! The fun doesn’t end once the pond has been skimmed! In its 2nd annual Killarney Tug of War! Get together your team of 8, minimum of 1 female per team, and tug another team into the slush pond! The winning team receives $250 from The Killarney Irish Pub! Registration for the Tug of War is free, this event will take place immediately following the Slush Cup.
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121 Park St., Springfield, VT • 802-885-3000
Westminster Well maintained 3 B/R farmhouse. Nice enclosed back porch, large yard and convenient location in desirable Westminster school district. Move in condition. Add this to your list to check out. Just $119,900.00
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Jamaica Country living at its best with this 3 B/R 2 BA home on level acre lot just outside Jamaica village. Price is reduced to only $139,000.00 A must See!
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MondayThursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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1234 Putney Road Brattleboro, VT
8 a.m.- 7 p.m. 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
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WAS $23,990
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2009 Forester Prem.
AT, AWP, Heated Seats, Heated Windshield WAS $20,990
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WAS $22,000
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WAS $25,990
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March 21, 2012 9B
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Chester Quiet and nestled on 35+/- acres sits this cozy, well maintained 3BR/2BA manufactured home. Direct VAST access! $239,000
Andover 3BR mountain get-a-way. Natural woodwork throughout. If you are looking for privacy, views & value do not miss this home! $199,900
Saturday, March 24 • Noon - 2:00pm Property 12 Herrick St Springfield Classic Brick 3 Bedroom Ranch on a Large Village Lot. Beautifully Maintained Only 2 Minutes From Springfield Hospital. Price $209,000 MLS 4135288 Directions: Take Park St past Hospital and make a right on Herrick St. For more information or to set up a private showing call Gary Coger at 802-376-7153 • 802-228-4537
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Dump Body, Power Stroke Diesel, 4x4, Auto, Extra Clean
SLE Trim, Fully Loaded, Only 23,000 miles
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SLT Package, 6.0 Liter V8, Leather Interior, One Owner, Only 35,000 miles
2010 GMC HD 2500 CREW CAB
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V8, Auto Only 58,000 miles
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2007 GMC YUKON XL DENALLI Fully Loaded, One Owner, Only 51,000 miles
SALE PRICE $29,995
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T h e A r e a’s L e a d i n g R e a l E s tat e S o u r c e S i n c e 1 9 5 8
cOzy hawk haVen
Plymouth. Tri-level contemporary with winter views. Granite counters, open layout, fieldstone fireplace, deck and fabulous Hawk Resort four season amenities. 2+ BR, 3 BA (H.701)
waTch The seasOns UnfOld
Andover. Overlooks a private ridge line, this new construction has it all: open layout, hickory floors, skylights, big views and more. 6± acres. 4 BR, 4 BA (1240.CST)
On MOOnshadOw Trail
Okemo. Unique Solitude Village home with direct trail access. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac; lovely finishes and views. 3 BR, 3 BA (1058.M)
Big Views VicTOrian
Ludlow. Minutes from Okemo on South Hill. Enjoy fantastic panoramic Okemo views, 2-sided stone fireplace, decks and 2-car garage on 1± acre. 4 BR, 4.5 BA (890.C)
lake aMhersT Views frOM hawk
Plymouth. Perched to take in some outstanding lake views. Master bedroom suite with fireplace, open living/dining and deck. Wonderful Hawk Resort amenities. 2 BR, 2.5 BA (1327.H)
grahall esTaTe
Cavendish. A contemporary mountain-top castle with stunning distant views on 150+/- acres offering ultimate privacy. Off the grid possibilities. 6+ BR, 5+ BA (1244.CST)
seclUded hillTOp reTreaT
Ludlow. 39± Acres. Perched to view Okemo, this custom home features 2 fireplaces, generous open living spaces, tennis court, pond & more. 5 BR, 5 BA (1352.C)
TUcked in On Trailside rOad
Okemo. Ready for a gang that’s anxious to enjoy some winter fun. Open concept cape with 3 levels to spread out on. 1± acres. 2+ Loft BR, 3 BA (1409.M.)
lake rescUe OppOrTUniTy
Ludlow. Renovate the existing structure or build a new 4 BR home (Permit in place). 0.9± Acre lot has 109± feet of frontage. Minutes to skiing! 4 BR, 1 BA (1637.L)
UnfOrgeTTaBle Views
low. Features a spacious open floor plan, fireplace, remodeled basement (2009±), fenced-in area and two garages. 4 BR, 3 BA (1650.C) $675,000. House + 20± acres $550,000. House + 16± acres
cOUnTry rOad Take Me hOMe
Ludlow. Enjoy gourmet cooking? Elegant and spacious home with open layout, fab kitchen, private master suite, garage, lovely views. 10± acres. 3 BR, 3.5 BA (1677.C)
Tree fraMed OkeMO Views
Ludlow. Entertain, snowshoe & snowmobile right from here. Large open layout, kitchen with granite & a wonderful view of Okemo. 3+ BR, 2.5 BA (1721.C)
we are The MarkeT leaders in OkeMO slOpeside cOndO sales!
area cOndOs
3+ BR starting at $309,000
wesT wOOds cOndOs -On OkeMO alpine sOUTh - On OkeMO
2+ BR starting at $249,000.
sOliTUde Village cOndOs
3 BR starting at $580,000. 2 BR starting at $410,000.
keTTle BrOOk cOndOs
4 BR starting at $385,000. 3 BR starting at $215,000.
BrOOkhaVen cOndOs- lUdlOw casTle hill cOndOs- caVendish
3 BR starting at $399,000. 2 BR starting at $299,000.
winTerplace cOndOs
3 BR starting at $310,000. 2 BR starting at $249,000.
JacksOn gOre real esTaTe
Convenient slopeside/ski base area living. Walk to all amenities including lifts, ski school, the pools, day care and restaurants. Fractional and whole ownership opportunities. Call your on-site resort specialists- 877-952-2576.
3+ BR starting at $449,000.
hawk ledges - plyMOUTh
3 BR starting at $499,000.
OkeMO Trailside cOndOs
3+ BR starting at $357,000.
MasOnic TeMple- lUdlOw
3+ BR starting at $289,000. 1+ BR starting at $145,000.
OkeMO Village cOndOs
4 BR starting at $208,000.
4+ BR starting at $300,000.
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Ludlow Shopping Plaza, Okemo Clock Tower And The Jackson Gore Inn
S e e A l l o f O u r H o m e s , M o u n ta i n C on d o s , A r e a C on d o s , W i n t e r S e a s on a l R e n ta l s & L a n d L i s t i ng s On l i n e !
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