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									Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009                                                                                                                              Page 1
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           VOLUME 8 • NO. 4 • Serving Bolton, Cambridge, Jericho, Underhill, Westford, and Jeffersonville, Vermont • August 20, 2009

Neighbors making a difference
Alec’s bike fund-raiser Sunflowers for Carrie
exceeds all his hopes                                                                                                                                                                      When Nicole and
                                                                                                                                                                                        George Thompson of
                                                                                                                                                                                        Underhill found out that
                                                                                                                                                                                        their friend Carrie
                                                                     By Ted Tedford
                                                            Special to the Mountain Gazette                                                                                             Premsagar of South
                                                      It seemed like it was only a few minutes from                                                                                     Burlington had been di-
                                                   the time they were gone until they were back.                                                                                        agnosed with a rare and
                                                      It was only minutes. No more than twelve. A                                                                                       aggressive type of can-
                                                   few of the bike riders in Alec’s Fun Bike Ride for                                                                                   cer last summer, they
                                                   Special Olympic Vermont came hurtling around                                                                                         knew they had to do
                                                   the corner at Pleasant Valley Road onto Irish Settle-                                                                                something. They had
                                                   ment Road and into the parking lot of the Underhill                                                                                  met Carrie and her hus-
                                                   Central School. They had completed a loop that                                                                                       band Michael in 2002
                                                   took them from the school, up Irish Settlement                                                                                       through some mutual
                                                   Road, left onto Sand Hill Road, down the steep                                                                                       friends and it was the be-
                                                   hill, then left again onto River Road and back to                                                                                    ginning of their friend-
                                                   the school.                                                                                                                          ship.
                                                      As a result of their efforts, these children and a                                                                                    Their children played
                                                   few adults had raised more than $3,400 for Special                                                                                   together, George and
                                                   Olympics in Vermont. And the impetus behind it                                                                                       Michael worked and
                                                   all was Alec Grab, 11, son of Andy and Sue Grab                                                                                      hiked together and both
                                                   of Irish Settlement Road.                                                                                                            Carrie and Nicole were
                                                      With the help of his Mom, Dad, sister, Abby                                                                                       teachers. To think of
                                                   10 and his brother, Trevor, 8, Alec organized the                                                                                    their friends struggling
                                                   entire fundraiser, seeking advice from Special                                                                                       with the news of Carrie’s
                                                   Olympics Vermont’s Kim Bookless, who heads                                                                                           sickness while being par-
                                                   the group’s fund-raising events around the state.                                                                                    ents to kids about their
                                                   She provided the expertise and encouragement he                                                                                      own children’s ages hit
                                                   needed to beat the $700 raised on his first attempt                                                                                  too close to home.
                                                   to raise funds for Special Olympics last year.                                                                                           “I had read an in ar-
                                                      Alec was not allowed to take first prize for the                                                                                  ticle Yankee magazine a
                                                   most money raised among the pledges and bikers,                                                                                      few years ago about a
                                                   he raised $1,400, getting friends and town resi-                                                                                     farmer in Connecticut
                                                   dents to pledge money for each of the 658 miles he                                                                                   who grows sunflowers
                                                   rode before the official ride August 1.                                                                                              for the Make-A-Wish
                                                      First-place winner was Chris Baron, who raised                                                                                    foundation and thought
                                                   $175. Gabe Baron was honored for biking the                                                                                          that maybe we could try
                                                   most miles, 144. Colby Toensing with 45 miles,                                                                                       a similar idea to raise
                                                   was next.. Trevor Grab, Alec’s brother, biked 358                                                                                    funds to help Carrie,”
                                                   miles and raised $370.                                                                                                               Nicole Thompson said.
                                                      At ceremonies in the school after the ride, ev-                                                                                   After researching, plan-
                                                   eryone got a prize from donations by many Ver-           Simon Thompson, a 2nd grader at Underhill Central School, helpss out ning and talking to other
                                                   mont companies..                                         at the farmers’ market selling sunflower for the Sunflowers for Carrie farmers and flower grow-
Nate King, 11, of Underhill approaches Underhill      Nate King, 11, of Underhill was the only biker        project.                                       PHOTO CONTRIBUTED ers, Sunflowers for Car-
Central School on his unicycle after completing    to ride the route on a unicycle. He said after the                                                                                   rie began.
in Alec Grab’s Fun Bike Ride for Special Olym-     ride it was “tricky” riding down the steep part of          With help from many friends, co-workers and even strangers, the couple tilled over an acre of
pics Vermont.                                      Sand Hill Road but he made it with no problems.          their land on Repa Road and planted 20,000 sunflower and 100 thousand zinnia seeds in spring.
                                                      Before the race Special Olympian Zack Uerz of         Now, despite the wet summer weather, the sunflowers are beginning to bloom.
                                                   Jericho thanked the group for volunteering their            Nicole is selling the flowers at the Underhill-Jericho, Richmond and the South Burlington Farm-
                                                   time and effort to help the organization. Zack and       ers Markets with all proceeds going to help Carrie and her family. Call Nicole at 899-4469 for more
                                                   his Dad, Bob Uerz, compete every year in golf at         information or check their website at:
                                                   the summer Olympic Games in Vermont. Zack
                                                   also competes in soccer and basketball.

                                                   Left: Bob Uerz and his son, Zack, listen as Kim
                                                                                                           Sheriff’s Department checking
                                                   Bookless of Special Olympics Vermont encour-
                                                   ages riders for they started off August 1 for Alec
                                                   Grab’s Fun Bike Ride for Special Olympics Ver-
                                                                                                           speeders on Underhill’s roads
                                                                                                                             By Ted Tedford                      would have appreciated the opportunity to work
                                                                                                                   Special to the Mountain Gazette               with the town on the issue.”
                                                                                                              Motorists are seeing different color cruisers         Barbic also wondered if the deputies would be
                                                                         PHOTOS BY TED TEDFORD             parked along roadways in town.                        taking on criminal complaints while they are cov-
                                                                                                              The Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department         ering the town as well as “several other logistical
                                                                                                           has taken over traffic enforcement from the Ver-      issues,” which Barbic did not elaborate on.
                                                                                                           mont State Police. The deputies in their white cars
                                                                                                           took over from the green and yellow state trooper        State Police will continue to patrol the town as
                                                                                                           cruisers July 1.                                      in the past and will stop speeders, but not under
                                                                                                              Town Administrator Chris Murphy said the           the old contract.
                                                                                                           Selectboard decided to end the long-standing con-        Murphy assured Barbic the Board’s decision
                                                                                                           tract the town had with the state police because      to end its contract with the State Police was not
A group of                                                                                                 the Board wanted traffic enforcement at hours the     based on unhappiness with the troopers assigned
children cy-                                                                                               state police could not provide.                       to the town for speed enforcement.
clists and one                                                                                                She said state police officers could only pro-         “Please do not construe this change in the con-
adult get ready                                                                                            vide speed enforcement before or after the shifts     tract award as any reflection on the fine services
to       leave                                                                                             of the troopers who were assigned to the town.        you and your officers consistently provide to the
Underhill                                                                                                  The deputies are available at more convenient         Town of Underhill.” Murphy wrote on behalf of
C e n t r a l                                                                                              hours now, said Murphy.                               the Board. “We look forward to continuing the
School for                                                                                                    The town’s contract with the Sheriff-s Depart-     great working relationship the Town has with the
Alec Grab’s                                                                                                ment is for the same number of hours, five or six a   Vermont State Police.”
Fun       Bike                                                                                             week and at a cost of $15,000 a year, as the town        The contract change follows a long and often
Ride for Spe-                                                                                              had with the State Police.                            bitter dispute over whether the town constable
                                                                                                              The commander of the Williston State Police        should be empowered to enforce state laws after
cial Olympics
                                                                                                           Barracks, Lt. Dee Barbic, wrote to Murphy after       completing training at the State Police Academy.
Vermont                                                                                                    Murphy informed her of the change. “I was very        Constable Jennifer Silpe already has the power to
                                                                                                           surprised to receive your letter informing me of      stop speeders, but she said last fall she did not
                                                                                                           the Select Board’s decision to contract for traffic   want to expand her powers without State Police
                                                                                                           enforcement with the Chittenden County Sheriff’s      training. A Selectboard proposal to send her to the
                                                                                                           Department,” Barbic wrote. “I was under the im-       training site was defeated at town meeting last fall.
                                                                                                           pression that the contract was working well and
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                                                                                RICHMOND / HUNTINGTON
                      CAMPUS HONORS                                                              JUST MARRIED                                                                OBITUARIES
   Sara Taylor Bulaga of Richmond, VT has earned a place on the                                                                                      Florence M. Thompson, age 85, of Winooski and Richmond,
Dean’s Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement                                                                                     VT, died on August 3, 2009. She was born in Burlington, VT on
at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA.                                                                                                          October 16, 1923, daughter of George and Ethel Thompson and
                                                                                                                                                  sister of Ruth Blaisdell (Thompson) (deceased). Florence is sur-
                       POLICE REPORT                                                                                                              vived by her only nephew, Larry Blaisdell. She was laid to rest in
                                                                                                                                                  the Riverview Cemetery in Richmond. Arrangements were in care of
  July 22, 2009, Christopher Provost, 37, Huntington, VT, charged                                                                                 Gifford Funeral Home.
with retail theft $900 or less in Burlington, VT on April 24, 2009;
pleaded guilty; sentenced to six to seven days; charged with retail                                                                                                       COURT REPORT
theft $900 or less in Williston, VT on May 5, 2009; pleaded guilty;                                                                                  June 23, 2009, William R. McConnell, 49, Richmond, VT,
sentenced to six to seven days, concurrent.                                                                                                       charged with DUI, third offense or subsequent, felony, in Richmond
                                                                                                                                                  on October 27, 2008; verdict by jury of guilty; sentenced to one to
                                                                                                                                                  three years, suspended, probation.
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          State Inspections                                                                                                                          After a very hectic couple of weeks we are mostly operational
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                                                                                                                                                  is completely cleaned up. Please bear with us while we get things
   U-Haul Rentals & Moving Supplies                                                                                                               completely operational again.
                                                                                                                                                     The Green Mountain Doll Collection will be on display during
   River Road Rt 117, Richmond                                                              ENGLE-RAJCHEL                                         September. The Green Mountain Doll Club of Vermont has a trav-
     next to Lucky Spot Variety Store                                      Kara Lynn Egle, daughter of Keith and Connie Engle of Rich-            eling doll and book exhibit that tours libraries and is free for the
          7:00 AM -4:30 PM                                              mond, VT, and Peter Karl Rajchel, son of Eva Rajchel of Almhult,          borrowing. The books are children’s books with the dolls being
                                                                        Sweden and Karl Rajchel of Hong Kong, China, were united in               characters from the books. This is an exhibit and is not meant for
                                                                        marriage on Saturday, June 27, 2009.                                      classroom use.
                                                                           The Rev. India Dennis officiated at the double-ring ceremony at           Annemieka Spoelstra will be performing a solo piano concert on
                                                                        The Northern Lights in Burlington, VT.                                    September 19.
                                                                           Kristin Engle, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. The            The adult Board Game Socials have been going so well this sum-
                                                                        bridesmaids were Chevy Liberman and Greta Jefferis.                       mer that we have decided to extend them into the fall when the
                                                                           Martin Rajchel, brother of the groom, was the best man. The            weather may not be quite as pleasant. The games are held in the
                                                                        groomsman was Dacyn Channell.
                                                                                                                                                  Richmond Free Library’s Community Room (the big room on the
                                                                           Mrs. Rajchel graduated from the University of Vermont. Her
                                                                        husband graduated from Roger Williams University and is a corpo-          second floor) on Sunday afternoons from 3-6 PM. We have chosen
                                                                        ral in the United States Marine Corps.                                    the following Sunday afternoons for board game fun this fall: Sep-
                                                                           The couple resides in Jacksonville, NC.                                tember 13, October 18, none in November, and December 6. We
                                                                                                                                                  hope to see you there!

                                                                                                                                  NEWS BRIEFS
                                                                                                POLICE REPORTS                                    2009. (Case #:09A103245)
                                                                                                                                                     Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Troopers Michael Kamerling
                                                                           Electronics purchased from white Enterprise van. Trooper               and Angela Baker, VSP/Williston initiated a motor vehicle stop on
                                                                        Darryl Cremo, Vermont State Police/Middlesex, reports that VSP in         Browns Trace in Jericho, VT after receiving information about a
                                                                        Middlesex received a call from a concerned citizen who advised that       vehicle that left the scene of an accident in Johnson, VT. A vehicle
                                                                        she had purchased electronics from the back of a white Enterprise         operated by Caryn L. Halvorsen, 48, Richmond, VT backed into a
                                                                        van. The concerned citizen advised that when she looked up this           parked motorcycle. No injuries were reported. During the motor
                                                                        type of sale on the Internet, she found advice that it was the “white     vehicle stop, Troopers learned that Halverson was under the influ-
                                                                        van” scam. The electronic items, which include speakers and home          ence of alcohol. She was arrested without incident and processed for
                                                                        theatres, are not stolen, but are of poor quality and usually do not      DUI and LSA at the Williston Barracks. Halvorsen’s blood alcohol
                                                                        work when brought home. The public is asked to use caution when           level was nearly twice the legal limit. Halvorsen was cited to appear
                                                                        dealing with a “to-good-to-be-true” type of sale.                         in Chittenden District Court on August 27, 2009. (Case #09A103258)
                                                                           Monday, August 3, 2009, Officer Joshua Moore, Williston Po-
                                                                        lice Department, reports that at approximately 4:30 AM, the                                       COURT REPORTS
                                                                        Williston Police Department responded to the Richmond Park and
                                                                        Ride for a report of a suspicious vehicle that had one of its doors         July 27, 2009, Marshall H. Mason, 37, Underhill, VT, charged
                                                                        wide open. Upon arrival, officers found a male and female passed          with violation of abuse prevention order in Williston, VT on May
                                                                        out inside the vehicle. Officers were able clearly to tell that the two   16, 2009; pleaded guilty; fined $200.
                                                                        individuals were extremely intoxicated, and ultimately they arrested        July 27, 2009, John W. Wiggins, 24, Westford, VT, charged
                                                                        Manuel Dutra, 40, of Underhill, VT for Driving under the Influ-           with vehicle operation – license suspended in Burlington, VT on
                                                                        ence of Alcohol. Dutra’s blood alcohol level registered at .140%.         July 24, 2009; pleaded guilty; sentenced to three to four days.
                                                                        Due to Dutra’s uncooperative behavior, he was taken to the
                                                                        Chittenden County Correctional Facility for detox.                                 UNDERHILL JERICHO FIRE DEPARTMENT
                                                                           Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at approximately 11:30 AM, Senior                                         By Kitty Clark
                                                                        Trooper Joseph Pregent, Headquarters, Traffic Operations Team                EMERGENCY CALLS:
                                                                        North reports that Vermont State Police arrested Theresa Grigas-             August 3, 2:32 PM - EMS assist on Poker Hill Road, Underhill
                                                                        Child, 30, of Cambridge, VT for possession of marijuana after                August 4, 7:15 PM - EMS assist on Place Drive, Jericho
                                                                        stopping her for speeding on Interstate 89 southbound in                     August 7, 11:15 AM - EMS assist on McClellan Road,
                                                                        Williamstown, VT. Grigas-Child was later released on a citation to        Underhill
                                                                        appear in Orange County District Court on September 16, 2009 to              August 9, 7:15 AM - Structure fire at 198 Vermont RT 15,
                                                                        answer to the charge of possession of marijuana. (Case #09A303158)        Jericho
                                                                           Wednesday, August 5, 2009, Trooper David Shaffer, VSP/                    DRILLS:
                                                                        Williston, reports that at 10:30 PM State Police were called to a            Tuesday, August 4, the regular maintenance drill was held at
                                                                        report of a one-vehicle crash on Beals Hill Rd., Waterville, VT.          both stations
                                                                        Upon arrival, State Police found a 2004 Saturn L300 had hit a tree           Tuesday, August 11, a vehicle extrication drill was held at the
                                                                        head on. Troopers soon found that the operator, Amy Crawford,             Underhill Station
                                                                        39, of Jeffersonville, VT, was intoxicated. She was arrested for DUI         SAFETY MESSAGE:
                                                                        and later found to be over twice the legal limit to operate a vehicle.       In the past the UJFD has responded to fires involving improper
                                                                        She did not sustain any injuries and was later released on a citation     discarding of rags used for staining surfaces. On a can of stain that I
                                                                        to appear in Lamoille District Court on August 25, 2009. (Case            have, the directions for disposing of rags, paper or other wastes
                                                                        #09A103235)                                                               state, “dispose promptly out-of-doors in a closed metal container”
                                                                           Friday, August 7, 2009 at 12:36 AM, Senior Trooper David Shaffer       and placed away from anything combustible. The flash point for
                                                                        reports that Garry Loomis, 52, Jeffersonville, VT was stopped             turpentine, which is used as a paint thinner or brush cleaner, is 95
                                                                        by State Police after he was observed driving on the wrong side of        degrees F. The flash point for mineral spirits, which is also used for
                                                                        the road on Williamson Road in Jeffersonville. He was arrested for        paint thinner or brush cleaner, is 104 degrees F
                                                                        DUI and processed at the Lamoille Outpost. He was later released             “Please practice fire safety every day.” Always read the warning
                                                                        on a citation to appear in Lamoille District Court on August 25,          on stain or paint containers for proper clean up.

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                                                                                        COMMUNITY COLUMNS
The View from the Center                                                  to ask, “Did I make anyone run away when I barked?” “You cleared
                                                                          the whole area, Sonny,” I always assured him. I’ll admit I always
                                                                                                                                                    would remind me. If her phone rang while I was there, she would
                                                                                                                                                    pick it up and without saying hello she would announce, “Not now,
                       By J. Harrison L. Heidel                           made sure no one (especially another dog) was watching when I             the minister is here,” and hang up before the person on the line could
                       Community columinist                               helped him to his feet and steadied him for the walk home. It took        respond. (In outport culture I was known as “the minister.”) I
   Old dogs and elderly people know how to live. They perfect the         a long time for him to walk back up the stairs, but I always let him      swear that sometimes Minnie hoped the phone would ring while I
“so what” approach to living well on earth. Neither will intention-       do so on his own because of his grateful “I did it” face once we made     was visiting so she could make her announcement.
ally do harm nor fail to love unconditionally; both can still bark, but   it to the top.                                                               Once Minnie’s health began to fail I visited her daily. One day
biting is as rare as running.                                                 As a former healthcare practitioner and now a clergy person I’ve      she asked me, “Have you got a name?” “Yes,” I said, “It’s ‘The,’
   I once cared for a friend’s nineteen-year-old golden retriever while   spent a great deal time visiting elderly folks. Rounding nursing          ‘The Minister.’” “Right,” she said. Minnie fell more silent in the
he was away. They lived in a third floor apartment, without an            homes, I’ve taken care of the likes of the former pianist of Vaughn       days ahead and died without knowing my name. It didn’t matter.
elevator. Sonny, having never, ever “did his business” indoors, had       Monroe’s big band of the 40s and 50s and watched over folks who           We shared something that went far beyond how we are known.
to be taken outdoors at least three times a day. Leaning against the      were never able to speak to me at all.                                       Someone once said, “A comfortable old age is the reward of a
stairwell walls to keep himself upright and taking one step at time,          One isolated outport fishing village I served in Newfoundland as      well-spent youth; instead of its introducing dismal and melancholy
Sonny was always happy and eager to go down the stairs and                Anglican priest had a small nursing home connected to its tiny            prospects of decay, it should give us hope of eternal youth in a
outdoors. We would take a leisurely and slow walk to a large grassy       hospital/clinic. When I was at wit’s end or spiritually empty, I          better world.” I’m counting on that truth. My wife declares that I
area where other dogs and people came together.                           would visit folks at the nursing home. Some weeks I made three or         will be a real “handful” when I get old. I’m counting on that too.
   Once the true purpose of our excursion was accomplished Sonny          four visits. Clearly, the folks there were caring for me as well. Their      J. Harrison L. Heidel is an Episcopal priest in Underhill, lives in
always seemed to recall that there was once more to his life. Cloudy      wisdom and grace regarding all matters of things surpassed anything       Underhill Center, and writes about rural life.
eyes and no doubt a decreased sense of smell did not deter him from       else I could have sought related to care for body, mind, and soul.
knowing that other dogs and people were present in the grassy                 Minnie, who was always impeccably dressed and seated in the
place. Sonny would muster up all the canine dignity he could,             recliner that accompanied her from her home to her room at the
steady himself, and let go the loudest primal bark he could, which        nursing home, fairly shined every time I walked into her room to
most often caused him to fall over flat on his side. Lying on the         visit. If she knew I was coming she would make sure she was
ground and wagging his tail as best he could his expression seemed        wearing her bright red blazer. “Red invokes the Holy Spirit,” she

                                               ART / MUSIC / THEATER
                                  ART                                     able energy tech-
   Free Demonstration: Fun with Paper Clay at Artists’ Mediums            nologies. They
in Williston Vermont, Thursday, August 20, 2:00 – 4:00 PM and             will witness the
Saturday, August 22, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Gwendolyn Evans will             potential of wind
be showing unique ways to make bowls and figures out of paper             power and alter-
clay using press molds and sculpting. She will also demonstrate           native energy
making three-dimensional wall art as well as using acrylics for fin-      through videos of
ishing techniques. All ages welcome, first come, first served seating,    Andrea Polli’s
no sign up required. Call 1-800-255-1290 for details or visit our         Queensbridge
website, .                                         Wind Power and
   Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Fine Lines, now through                videos of Theo
October 25, 2009, drawings by eight Vermont artists: Harald Aksdal,       J a n s e n ’ s
Monica Baustert-Sweetser, Joshua Derner, Mark Heitzman, Bill              Strandbeest life-
Lewis, Peter Miller, Viiu Niiler, and Dianne Shullenberger, curated       like wind-pow-
by Mickey Myers. Bryan Memorial Gallery is at 180 Main Street,            ered sculptures.
Jeffersonville, VT and is open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.             The Firehouse
For more information, call 802-644-5100.                                  Center’s second
                                                                          floor will be trans-
   Artists’ Mediums in Williston needs your art now. Flights of
Fancy, from August 3 through November 2, is open to artists of all        formed into a labo-
                                                                          ratory featuring
ages and any medium. What we are looking for is a variety of fan-
tasy, surreal, abstract or otherwise unique art. Pieces must be framed
and ready to hang with your own labels for display. Call for detail,
                                                                          specially commis-
                                                                          sioned artists ex-                                                                                                       HIGH
                                                                          ploring the ele-
1-800-255-1290. Or find more information on .                                                  ments that will
                                                                          shape our land-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 PIZZA PIE
   Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Land and Light, its annual
juried landscape exhibition, now through September 20, 2009. The          scape in a sustain-
                                                                          able-energy fu-
exhibit features 99 New England landscape paintings by 68 artists
                                                                          ture. From practi- Coming Home from Church on display at the                         Monday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
from New England and some other parts of the country, and fea-
tures nine award winners, juried by Stowe, VT artist Rett Sturman.        cal to fanciful, Bryan Gallery now through September 20.                                  Sunday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                                                                          from high-tech to                            PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
   Bryan Memorial Gallery at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT
and is open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Land and Light                 low-tech, micro-houses, and inflatable dwellings using heat vented                                    899-3718
Award winners can be viewed at or           from public buildings, visitors will engage with an array of tools for       Route 15 • Jeri-Hill Plaza • Jericho . For more information, call 802-644-5100.           re-imagining our future landscape. Capturing the exhibition’s opti-
   Judy Beyer from Atwater, Wisconsin will be exhibiting her wa-          mism for the future, the Firehouse’s fourth floor will present unique
tercolor paintings at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho, Ver-        wind and sustainable energy technology solutions by students from                        AREAWORSHIPSERVICES
mont from August 6 through September 6. Gallery hours are Thurs-          UVM’s School of Engineering and global high school teams partici-
                                                                          pating in the International Challenge project. Other student projects                        CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
                                                                                                                                                                       CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
day through Sunday from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM or by appointment:                                                                                                      A loving, caring Christian community, living
802-899-3211, .                                    on exhibition in the building will include a winning design for a                 and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with our neighbors.”
   Born and raised in Atwater, Wisconsin, Judy has taken courses          future zero-carbon-footprint building on UVM’s campus by UVM’s                                        VT Rt. 15 Jericho
and workshops nationally and internationally. Her work has been           Environmental Art and Architectural class.                                                     Sunday Worship Service 9:30 AM
exhibited at The Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI; The                 Secret Stories at West Branch Gallery, Stowe, July 11 - August                           Reverend J. Harrison L. Heidel, Rector
                                                                          23, 2009. Mysterious messages fill the air at the West Branch Gal-                       Karen Floyd, Parish Administrator, 899-2326
Lake County Gallery, Pewaukee, WI; Charles Wutsum Museum of                                                                                                        
Fine Arts, Racine, WI; The University of Wisconsin Pyle Center,           lery & Sculpture Park’s exhibition Secret Stories, which opened
Madison, WI; University of Whitewater, Whitewater, WI; The                July 11. The exhibition features the work of artists Giovanna                              COVENANT COMMUNITY CHURCH
Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts, Beaver Dam, WI and             Cecchetti and Sumru Tekin.                                                                           “Come as You Are”
                                                                                                                                                                  VT Rt. 15 between Jericho and Essex Center
others.                                                                      Cecchetti’s works evoke her time in the Amazon rainforest; these                            Pastor Peter Norland, 879-4313
   Judy is the recipient of awards from the Wisconsin Regional            paintings vibrate with the lush colors and textures of a landscape          Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 AM; Adult Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45AM
Artists Association and Watercolor Wisconsin. She is a member of          humming with life. Tekin layers gestural ink drawings with recurring                 Children’s Worship/Sunday School: K-6, 10:00 AM
the League of Milwaukee Artists, Beaver Dam Artists Association           mythical and mysterious figures in these works, examining the in-                  Opportunities for Commmunity Service, Family Events,
and the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association, Madison.                  tersection of our collective and personal histories.                                 Youth and Adult Groups; Handicapped Accessible
   Burlington City Arts presents HUMAN=LANDSCAPE: Aes-                       Tekin builds a language of painted forms that call into question
thetics of a Carbon Constrained Future, an exhibition at the              the truth of established histories, both private and political. Her use              GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
Firehouse Gallery, 135 Church Street, Burlington, now through             of narrative symbolism and her contemporary black and white sen-                       273 VT Rt. 15 - between Jericho and Underhill
                                                                                                                                                                  Rev. Dagmar Rosenberg, Pastor - 899-3932
October 24, 2009. HUMAN=LANDSCAPE poses several ques-                     sibility yield complex works of visual and intellectual substance.                      Sunday Worship 9:00 AM - Nursery provided
tions to its Vermont audience: How has our vision of the landscape           Call for Fine Artists and Craftspeople —The Chaffee Art                                 Sunday School for all ages - 10:30 AM
evolved over time in response to changing economic realities? What        Center presents the 48th annual Art in the Park Summer and Fall      www.
makes a landscape “beautiful” or “ugly”? What might a sustainable-        Festivals. These fine art and craft events are Vermont’s oldest con-
energy rural landscape of 2020 look like?                                 tinuing arts tradition, and the Chaffee Art Center’s major fund-                                      ONGREGATION
                                                                                                                                                                              CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
                                                                                                                                                                   JERICHO CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
                                                                          raising events. They will be held on August 8 and 9, and October 10                            On the Green in Jericho Center
   This exhibition, part of The Energy Project, a partnership with                                                                                            Pastor Peter Anderson and Youth Pastor Glenn Carter
the ECHO Center, seeks to explore the future of the Vermont land-         and 11 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Main Street Park at the                           Summer Worship Service at 9:00 AM bring June 14
scape as it grapples with the aesthetic challenges of a carbon-con-       Junction of Routes 4 and 7 in Rutland, Vermont. During the festi-                                  Nursery care provided
strained world.                                                           vals there will be live music, hourly door prize drawings, free activi-               Youth 6:15 PM Sundays in Sunday school building
   Anchored by Patrick Marold’s monumental installation of a thou-                                                                                                      Signing for the deaf upon request
                                                                                    Art / Music / Theater continued on page 4                                    899-4911;;
sand windmills lit by the wind, and adjacent to Route 89 at Technol-
ogy Park, the exhibition will include works both in the gallery and                                                                                               JERICHO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
beyond that blur the distinction between artist, architect, engineer                                                                                              “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”
and scientist. Within the gallery, visitors will experience the beauty
and spectacle of alternative energy through kinetic art and sustain-
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Art / Music / Theater continued from page 3                                                                                                                                  WATERCOLOR CLASS
                                                                              The Fairfax Community Theatre Company is holding audi-
ties for children and demonstrations of works in progress.                 tions for its fall production of 2 Dragons and a Taste of Saki - An
   We are seeking potential exhibitors in the following categories: fine   Evening for Children of All Ages, five family-oriented one-act plays
art, clay, fiber, floral, glass, jewelry, photography, specialty food,     to be performed over two weeks in October. All are original adapta-
and wood. All exhibitors are juried. An application can be printed         tions written by FCTC members Walter Mahany & Jerry Starks.
from the website or mailed if requested           The director is Margie Cain. Show dates are October 9-11 and
by calling (802) 775-8836.                                                 October 16-18.
                                   MUSIC                                      Auditions are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 17 - 19
   Friday, August 21                                                       at the Westford Brick Meeting House from 7:00-9:00 PM. Audi-
   Miss Tess at 8:00 PM at North End Studio in Burlington. Contact         tions will consist of readings from the plays and some improvisa- .                                                      tion. Looking for actors from age 8 to 80! For character and play
   The Dirtminers from 10:00 to 11:00 PM at Radio Bean in                  information please call 849-6638 or visit our website,
Burlington. Contact .                                      The Dorset Theatre Festival is pleased to announce a new
   Saturday, August 22                                                     component of its summer 2009 programming. From August 18-28,
   Bread and Bones (Richard Ruane, Beth Duquette and Mitch                 DTF will present a new theatrical adaptation of the children’s clas-
Barron) at         Grand       Isle    State     Park     in    Grand      sic Alice in Wonderland, based on the novel by Lewis Carroll and
Isle. Contact .                                      adapted and directed by Tracy Bersley. This family-friendly pro-
   Sunday, August 23                                                       duction will run in repertory with the main-stage musical Marry Me
   Atlantic Crossing from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Basin Harbor              A Little from August 18 - 28.
Club Musical Evening in Ferrisburgh.                          Contact         For more information, call (802) 867-2223 x200 or visit .                                             . Single tickets for summer ‘09 are           Adult Watercolor Classes 8 weeks by Vermont Artist Kathleen Berry
   Don Haley Is Mr. Casual at 7:30 PM at the Bee’s Knees in                available at , by calling 802-867-5777,       Bergeron in Jericho and St. Albans Beginning in September. Call
Morrisville. Contact .                   or by visiting the Playhouse Box Office at 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.         802 899-4628 for info [ space is limited].
   Wednesday, August 26                                                                                                                                                          PHOTO BY KATHLEEN BERRY BERGERON
   Contra Dance with Joshua Boraz at 6:45 PM at the Black Cen-
ter in Hanover (New Hampshire). Contact .                                                                                   COMING EVENTS
   Thursday, August 27
   Old Time Music Session from about 7:30 to 10:00 PM at On the            Thursday, August 20                                                         Main St., Morrisville, 1:00-5:00 PM. Games to be played include
Rise Bakery in Richmond. Contact                  Mt. Mansfield Scale Modelers. An information gathering of scale             everything from croquet and badminton to blindman’s bluff and marbles.
   Friday, August 28                                                       model enthusiasts on the third Thursday of the month 6:30 – 8:30            For more information call (802) 888-7617.
    28th Annual Vergennes Days featuring a variety of music and            PM, Essex Junction Five Corners, Brownell Library, Kolvoord Com-
other activities. Contact 388-7951 or                munity Room. For more information call 879-0765 after 6:00 PM.              Saturday & Sunday, August 22-23
   Old-Time House Party starting at 4:00 PM in                                                                                                         Yard Sale, St. Thomas Church, Underhill Center, Saturday 9:00 AM -
Huntington. Contact 434-2247.                                              Saturday, August 22                                                         5:00 PM and Sunday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM The sale will feature
   Dark Star (Bill Myregaard and Joe Carlomagno) from 5 to                 The Covered Bridges Garden Club will hold its annual Harvest                housewares, dishes, toys, miscellaneous items and, perhaps, a surprise
6:00 PM at the Richmond Farmer’s Market on Volunteer’s Green in            Fest. This “old fashioned country fair” takes place on the historic         or two. Rain or shine - to find real bargains or a real treasure. If you
Richmond. Contact                                    Village Green on Route 118 in Montgomery from 10:00 AM to 3:00              have questions, please call the church rectory at 899-4632.
   Bread and Bones (Richard Ruane, Beth Duquette and Mitch                 PM. Join us for a true Northern Vermont experience of community,
Barron) at the Art House in Middlebury.                       Contact      good food, good fun and an opportunity to find some treasures from          Wednesday, September 9 .                                                      our gardens, attics, and studios. For more information, call Jaye at        The Green Mountain Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild will
   Saturday, August 29                                                     933-5048.                                                                   meet on September 9 at 9:30 AM at the Pines Senior living commu-
    28th Annual Vergennes Days featuring a variety of music and                                                                                        nity, 7 Aspen Dr, South Burlington, VT 05403. Contact number 879-
other activities. Contact 388-7951 or                 Children’s Games Day event, Noyes House Museum, 122 Lower                   0198.
   Sunday, August 30
   Asleep at the Wheel at 5:30 PM at the Trapp Family Lodge                                                                              ONGOING EVENTS
Concert Meadow in Stowe. Presented by Stowe Performing                                                ADULT ACTIVITIES                                 day, September 26 10:00 AM.
Arts. Part of the 2009 Music in the Meadow                                    The Essex Art League holds monthly meetings at the First Con-               The Sunday Outdoor Market takes place Every Sunday, June -
season. Contact .                                        gregational Church, 39 Main St., Essex Jct. For information, 862-           October, 10:00 AM -3:00 PM, in the field at Three Mountain Lodge,
   Thursday, September 3                                                   3014.                                                                       Rte.108 (the Smuggler‘s Notch Road), Jeffersonville. Vendors and
   The Starline Rhythm Boys from 6:15 to 8:15 PM at Snow                      Westford Knitters Group meets the first Friday of each month,            musicans interested in joining the market please call 644-5736 and ask
Farm Winery in South Hero. Contact              6:00 – 8:30 PM at the Westford Library. All needlecrafters in Westford      for Colleen.
                                 THEATER                                   and surrounding communities are welcome. Enjoy conversation with
   Strawberries in January, September 9-12 and September 17-19,            neighbors and friends while you work on your current project. Come                                HEALTH EVENTS & GROUPS
8:00 PM, Champlain College Alumni Auditorium, 163 So. Willard              early or late; bring a brown bag dinner and a drink if you like. For            Alzheimer’s Support Group - Free educational support group
St., Burlington, Vt. Champlain Theatre presents Quebec play-               information: Julie Nelson, 343-0165 or .             series for families coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and
wright Evelyne de la Chenelière’s Strawberries in January trans-              Handbell ringers, Tuesday evenings, United Church of Underhill.          related dementias. This series gives caregivers the opportunity to bet-
lated by Morwyn Brebner and directed by Canada’s Gordon McCall.            All are welcome at rehearsals. Two ensembles; opportunity for small         ter understand and develop strategies for the future. Held monthly at
De la Chenelière’s fresh new comedy tells the tale of four romanti-        groups/shorter time periods. We ring a variety of music in a variety of     The Arbors at Shelburne. For more information and to register, con-
cally challenged singletons who stumble through contemporary               settings and look forward to new faces joining us. Beginners welcome!       tact Nicole Houston, Director of Family Services, The Arbors at
Montréal in search of love. The play won the Masque Award for              Call Roger, 899-3106, for information.                                      Shelburne, 985-8600.
best original script. General admission $20, Champlain College stu-           The Vermont French Canadian Genealogy Society library is                    Overeaters Anonymous meets 6:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesdays at
dents free with ID; reserve tickets by calling 651-5962. Tickets may       open for research. Call for summer hours. We offer Vermont & Cana-          the Jericho United Methodist Church, VT Rt. 15, Jericho.
also be purchased at the door. Wheelchair accessible and some shows        dian Catholic Parish records, Vermont Vital Records on Microfilm,              TOPS Chapter 145 Jeffersonville meets 6:15 PM on Thursdays at
are audio described.                                                       census records and other resources to assist with family history re-        the Eagles Club, Route 109, Jeffersonville. Weigh-in 5:15– 6:00 PM.
   The Waterbury Festival Players in Waterbury Center Vermont              search. The library is located at the Dupont Building, Hegeman Ave.            Healing Circle Breast Cancer Network, support group for
present “Other People’s Money” by Jerry Sterner. Central Vermont’s         across from the VT State Police building in Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester.   women with breast cancer, meets first Tuesday of every month at 5:30
premier semi-professional theater continues to bring you high qual-        For more information or an appointment call 862-8082, 878-8081,             PM, Northwestern Medical Center, Conference Room #1. RSVP at
ity non-musical theater in a comfortable setting.                          go online at or email us at .      524-8479.
   Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle’s computer is go-           The Eagles Auxiliary #3210 holds bingo at the club house on Rt.             Franklin County Prostate Cancer Support Group, first Tues-
ing tilt over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If        109 Friday nights. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Bingo starts at 7:00 PM.          day of each month, 5:15 - 7:00 PM, Northwestern Medical Center
the stockholders back his takeover, they will make a bundle but            For more info contact Sally at 644-5377.                                    Conference Room #2, St. Albans. This support group offers men op-
what will happen to the 1200 employees and the community when                                        FARMERS’ MARKETS                                  portunities to educate themselves and each other; share and learn from
he liquidates the assets? Opposing the rapacious financier are the            It’s that time of year again – for luscious, locally-produced food and   each other’s experiences; offer support to each other, a spouse or
genial man who has run the company since the Year One and his              crafts. Here are the details for our towns this year.                       partner; and advocate early detection of prostate cancer. For informa-
chief operations officer. They bring in a young lawyer who special-           Mills Riverside Farmers’ Market, Mills Riverside Park, VT Rt.            tion, Fern Mercure, 524-0719.
izes in fending off takeovers. Should she use green mail? Find a           15, Jericho. 3:00 – 6:30 PM, Thursdays, June 11 through September              Statewide Quit Line, Telephone Smoking Cessation Counseling.
white knight? Employ a shark repellent?                                    24. For information, contact Jessamy Pratt, 899-5899 or                     Call 1-877-YES-QUIT (1-877-937-7848). Free.
   Performances are Saturday, August 22 and Wednesday, August     .                                                       Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting, “Keep It Simple” group meets
26 – Saturday, August 29. Tickets for all shows are $20.00 in ad-             Richmond Farmers’ Market, Volunteers’ Green, Bridge St., Rich-           Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8:00 – 9:00 PM and Saturdays,
vance (must be purchased by 5:00 PM) or $22.00 at the door.                mond Village. 3:00 – 6:30 PM, Fridays, June 5 through October 16. For       6:30 – 7:30 PM at the United Church of Underhill, Underhill Flats.
Shows begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at                 information,        contact      Carol      Mader,       434-5273      or                                       KIDS or by phone at 802-498-3755.     .                                                        Underhill Playgroup, kids ages 0-5 with their caregivers are al-
And remember, all Waterbury Festival Players performances are                 Westford Farmers’ Market, Westford Common, VT Rt. 128,                   ways welcome to join us Fridays from 9:30 - 11:00 AM at Underhill
guaranteed. We present a quality performance, or we’ll give you            Westford. 3:30 – 6:30 PM, Fridays, June 12 through October 16. For          Central School for playtime, crafts, stories, songs and fun! For addi-
your money back.                                                                                                                                       tional information or questions, please contact Heather Lebeis at 899-
                                                                                                               information, contact Janet Franz,       4415 or .
                                                                                                               878-7405 or               Bolton Family Play Night, in the Smilie School gym, usually the
                                                                                                                  Cambridge Farmers’ Market,           first and third Fridays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Free. Mostly unstructured play
                                                                                                               287 Old Cambridge Rd., Cambridge.
                                                                                                               11:00 AM on Saturday until Satur-
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Take the challegne, become a History Detective                                                                                                                  Clutter Barn News
   Chittenden County Quadricentennial History Mystery? It is              wrote about.) The Westford riddle was written by Caroline                    The 2009 Clutter Barn season is winding down and we will soon
free and open to Vermonters and visitors of all ages. All the histori-    Brown. Garrett Mott, Agent for Buel’s Gore, approved the riddle I         be preparing for Harvest Market. The final Tag Sale before Harvest
cal societies in Chittenden County joined in preparing a “History         wrote for that community.                                                 Market will be August 29 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We will not
Mystery” brochure which contains 18 riddles, one for each city or            Some riddles are easy and some are hard, but they all require          receive donations on that day, but will continue to receive donations
town in Chittenden County plus Buel’s Gore. Since not all towns           using the computer atop your head and being attentive. It is a fun        of gently used items on all other Saturdays, the final collection date
in the County have an historical society, the librarian, town clerk, or   way for people to learn some things about Chittenden County his-          being September 12. We are now accepting fall and winter items—
interested resident participated.                                         tory that they didn’t know before and, hopefully, encourage them          no more summer items, please! Harvest Market is September 26
   The riddles have clues that challenge “History Detectives” to          to learn more. And, there’s a lot to be said about the “rush” one gets    and 27.
find the answers. They are in places that are accessible 24/7 and do      upon finding an answer.
not require admission or parking fees. Of course, there are riddles          The deadline for submitting entries is September 1. Folks are
for Bolton, Huntington, Jericho, Richmond, Underhill, and                 invited to work singly or as a team. Completed brochures with
Westford. The Huntington riddle was written by Heidi Racht,               correct answers will be placed in a drawing for 18 donated prizes
Sheila Lafreniere, who grew up in Bolton, wrote the Bolton                from each of the communities. The drawing will be held on Sunday,
riddle. The Jericho riddle was sent to me by Ann Squires and the          September 27, at 2:00 PM in the Community Room of the Burlington
Richmond was sent by Fran Thomas. In a phone conversation,                Police Department (next to Battery Park).
Scott Sommer gave me information which helped me to write the                Go to to find info on the “History Mystery” to
Underhill riddle. (It is about the “meteorite” that Lorraine Dwyer        see the poster.

Ongoing Events continued from page 4
with the school’s equipment. Contact Tim Grover, 434-4180.                Center. For parents of children with or at risk of anorexia or bulimia.
   Kids’ Yoga, 3-5 years & 6 years and up. Toddler tumbling and new       We focus on being a resource and providing reference points for old
moms’ groups. The Well, 644-6700.                                         and new ED parents. For information, Peter, 899-2554.
                               SENIORS                                               TOWN GOVERNMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS
   Jeri-Hill XYZ Seniors meet at the Town Hall in Underhill Center           The Heavenly Cents Thrift Shop located just east of the Five
on the first and third Wednesday of each month. All seniors are wel-      Corners in Essex Jct. on Rte 15 will be having its Summer Bag Sale
come! Dinners are served at 11:30 AM. For information, please call        during the two weeks starting August 18. They are open Tuesday and
Lenore Whitten, 878-8996, Bette Workman, 899-4446, or Loreen              Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PMand Thurs. from 4:00 to 8:00
Teer, 899-1363.                                                           PM. Come and pick up some fantastic bargains.
   Westford Senior lunches – Join Westford Seniors for lunch at              Cambridge Area Rotary meets on the first Thursday of the month,
the Red Brick Meeting House on the Common the second Monday of            rotating to local restaurants, 7:00 – 8:00 AM. For information, call
each month. Lunch is served at 12:00 noon with a short meeting or         Anita Lotto, 793-0856, or Chuck Hogan, 644-8134.
presentation following. Call 878-7405 or 879-7382 for information            Tim Nulty, Jericho Selectboard member, at the Village Cup,
or for a ride.                                                            first and third Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 AM, and at the Flour Shop,
                         SPORTS ACTIVITIES                                second and fourth Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 AM.
   Adult coed volleyball in Westford, 8:00 – 10:00 PM, Mondays,              Westford Fire Department,
Westford Elementary School gym. Fun, casual volleyball. $2 at the         Mondays, 7:00 PM, at the fire sta-
                                                                          tion next to the Town Garage. Vol-
door. Call coordinators Jon and Tammy Brown, 872-8333, for infor-
                                                                          unteer for firefighting, dispatching,

                                                                          radio communications, computer
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   Bolton Men’s Basketball, Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Smilie
School Gym. For adults and young adults age 16 and up. Contact Bill       operations, grant writing, equipment
                                                                          maintenance, fire police, education,
Newton, 434-3348.
   Pilates Classes: Beginner classes Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM           and much more. For information,
and Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM, advanced classes on Monday and          email           John          Quinn,
Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM. Contact Lisa Timbers for more     .
information or check out the Dakini Studio website at http://                Westford Food Shelf, open on .                                              the third Saturday of every month,
                         SUPPORT GROUPS                                   8:00 – 10:30 AM, United Church of
   Alzheimer’s support group, third Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM,           Westford. All are welcome! Fresh
The Arbors, 687 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Free education for individuals     produce, meat, and non-food items
and families in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related       available.
dementias. For information and to register, contact Nicole Houston,          Jericho-Underhill Water Dis-
985-8600.                                                                 trict meets first Monday of each
   Approach Autism With Advocacy, Recovery & Education                    month at the United Church of
(AAWARE) in the Lamoille Valley, third Sunday, 3:00 – 5:00 PM,            Underhill, Underhill Flats, 7:00 PM.
Second Congregational Church of Jeffersonville Community Room,            For information, call 899-4076 or
Jeffersonville. Special topics, guest speakers, resource information;     899-3810.
playroom for kids, fenced side yard for outdoor play. For information,       Jericho Historical Society, sec-
Terry Holden, 644-2759 (Jeffersonville) or Tina Karl, 888-3430 (Hyde      ond Thursday, 7:30 PM, Old Red Mill,
Park.)                                                                    Jericho.
   Veterans Job Networking, Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 AM, VFW                 Jericho Underhill Park Dis-
Post, Essex Jct.; 1:00 – 2:30 PM, American Legion Post, St. Albans.       trict Board meeting, first and third
   Lamoille Valley Kin as Parents, second and fourth Thursdays,           Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Deborah
6:00 – 7:30 PM, Lamoille Family Center, Morrisville. Dinner and           Rawson Memorial Library project
child care provided. For more information, Imelda at 888-5229 ext.        room, Jericho. Residents of Jericho
152 or Rhonda Barr, 888-1376.                                             and Underhill always welcome. 899-
   Eating Disorders Parental Support Group, third Wednesday,              2693 for information.
7:00 – 9:00 PM, Covenant Community Church, VT Rt. 15, Essex
                                                                                                                                                                                     (retail $250.00)
   Emil Ziegler, 98, of Jeffersonville passed                             and her husband Jim, Josef Raspe
away at his home on Sunday, August 9, 2009.                               and his wife Hollie, and Krista
There were no public visiting hours. A funeral                            Grasso and her husband John, Jr.;
service was held at the Second Congregational                             six great-grandchildren; and several
Church in Jeffersonville on Thursday, August                              nieces and nephews. He was pre-
13, 2009, at 11:00 AM. Arrangements were by                               deceased by his first wife Doris D.
John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home -                                Machia in 1997; his brothers,
Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, VT                                Chester and Charles Machia; and
05454. The family invites you to view his full                            his sisters, Frances Desranleau,
obituary and share your memories and online condolences by di-            Charlene Comeau, and Mary Lucia.
rectly visiting www.awrich .                             A Mass of Christian Burial was cel-
   George Carl Machia, 90, of Westford, VT died on Sunday                 ebrated on Thursday, August 13,
evening, August 9, 2009 in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation       2009 at 10:00 AM in St. Luke’s
Center, following a long illness. George was born in Milton on            Catholic Church in Fairfax. Burial
September 23, 1918, the son of George Arthur and Ida Mae (Whitney)        was in Pleasant View Cemetery in
Machia. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II.           Westford. Memorial contributions
George worked for T.A. Haige Lumber for 20 years, and for the             may be made to St. Luke’s Building
Essex Junction Educational Center for over 13 years, retiring in          Fund, P.O. Box 7, Fairfax, VT
1982. George loved to deer hunt, shooting 14 bucks during his             05454. Visiting hours were held on
hunting days. He also was an avid bowler and horseshoe player. He         Wednesday, August 12 from 5:00
was a great New York Yankee fan. Surviving are his wife Ruth Ann          to 8:00 PM in the Minor Funeral
Machia, also of Westford; his children, Linda Lovely and her hus-         Home in Milton. Online condo-
band Gary of Milton, stepdaughter Wanita Raspe and husband                lences may be made to www.minor
Peter of Montpelier; his grandchildren, Leslie Butler, Amy Beaumier .
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                   Back to school                                          Many problems with the feet are caused by ill fitting shoes. Prob-
                                                                           lems with the back can be caused by misaligned feet. Even jaw
                                                                                                                                                                 SENATE REPORT
   Back to school is a time of excitement and a transition back to a       problems can be the result of misaligned feet because the feet are the   From the Senate
regular schedule. This is an ideal time to evaluate behaviors and          foundation of the skeleton. When misalignment is present it is com-      Senator Tim Ashe, Chittenden County
improve any unhealthy ones. Childhood is a time when bones are             mon to adjust the way one stands, runs and walks to avoid the                                          It was a great honor serving Chittenden
developing and dietary and sleep habits are forming. Good nutri-           discomfort of the misalignment. This can occur unconsciously and                                    County residents in my first year in the
tion, healthy sleep habits and proper spine health are important           further aggravate the skeletal alignment. Orthotics, a.k.a. shoe in-                                Vermont Senate. I enjoyed meeting and
considerations for growing, healthy children.                              serts, come in a variety of styles for different types of footwear,                                 working with so many of you on the is-
   Children carry books, school supplies, athletic wear, lunches and       from dress shoes to sneakers to ski boots. Orthotics help feet stay                                 sues facing our state.
after school needs to and from school each day. Children are carry-        properly aligned when in motion and when still. Patients are amazed                                     I’d like to share a few achievements from
ing much more weight than is recommended. Children should carry            at the improvements they experience after they are custom fitted                                    the 2009 session that did not receive much
no more than 10-15% of their body weight on their backs. This              with orthotics. They notice reduction or elimination of pain and                                    media attention, and offer a quick look at
means a 40 pound child should carry no more than four to six               improved posture.                                                                                   the federal stimulus bill.
pounds. Pre-teens and teens can carry up to 20% of their body                 Sleep is another extremely important consideration for optimum                                       On the Senate Institutions Committee,
weight. In addition to the amount of weight a child carries, the           health. Bed pillows can make a big difference. Unsupportive pil-                                    I worked with Dick Mazza and Chair Phil
backpack he carries it in also makes a difference. Check your child’s      lows contribute to restless sleep, fatigue and health problems. Pil-                                Scott to fund a major initiative aimed at
pack regularly and make sure she is not carrying any unneeded              lows that properly support the cervical spine (neck) contribute to                                  rebuilding our state park system. From
items. Teach your children to load their backpacks so that the heavi-      good sleep, alertness and overall health. We spend one quarter of our    Underhill to Fort Dummer in Brattleboro, our chronically
est items are carried low in the pack and close to the spine. Back-        lives in bed – the pillow matters.                                       underfunded parks, which are so valuable to Vermonters, will get
packs with built-in lumbar and shoulder supports and that are de-             Make this school year as healthy and successful as possible           the investment they need to avoid irreparable decline. The program
signed to ride correctly on the back and to distribute load weight         through backpack safety, good nutrition, properly fitting and sup-       has also put dozens of unemployed Vermonters back to work.
safely are available for order. These backpacks have come a long           portive shoes, restful sleep, supportive pillows and spinal align-           Also on Senate Institutions, we were able to include funds to
way in the last few years and are now very comparable in appear-           ment.                                                                    fully reimburse Richmond taxpayers for the state’s share of match-
ance and price to the popular store and catalog brands. These ergo-                              Mary H. Kintner, D.C., R.N. is a chiropractor      ing funds for the Camel’s Hump Middle School biomass project, as
nomic backpacks are recommended as a preventative measure for                              and nutritional consultant practicing in Jericho, VT.    well as nearly $1M to repay area taxpayers for the Center for
the long term health of a child’s back.                                                                                                             Technology in Essex.
   Breakfast is important. Studies show that students who eat break-                           LETTER TO THE EDITOR                                    Serving on the Senate Economic Development Committee, I joined
fast perform better socially and academically. Be sure breakfast con-      To the Jericho Selectboard                                               forces with fellow Chittenden Senator Miller to establish a Farm-
sists of whole foods such as whole grains, fruits and protein. The same                                                                             to-Plate initiative that will create the infrastructure needed to
rules apply to all meals. Be sure each meal contains sufficient protein,   To the Editor,
                                                                                                                                                    strengthen local agriculture throughout the state. The popular farm-
complex carbohydrates and quality fats (avoid trans/hydrogenated              I am writing you to express my views on the cowardly way you
                                                                                                                                                    ers’ markets in Westford and Jericho and elsewhere in the county
fats.) Try to avoid or minimize processed foods because they contain       fired me from my position on the Jericho planning commission – via
                                                                                                                                                    point to the tremendous potential to create markets and jobs in our
many harmful ingredients, lack nutrients and are high in calories. Mul-    letter dated June 23, 2009. As the second longest member on the
                                                                                                                                                    local economy. We need to reduce barriers and costs to get local
                                                                           commission you showed no respect for this volunteer service to the
tivitamins can help fill in the daily diet. Also, be sure children are                                                                              meats and vegetables to Vermonters, and the Farm-to-Plate initia-
staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water. By the time one gets         town of Jericho that I gave.
                                                                                                                                                    tive will help us get there.
thirsty the body has already become dehydrated to some degree.                Your reason was because we’re relocating to another state – why?
                                                                                                                                                        Responding to increasing demand all over the state, we passed
   This time of the year is often a time to purchase new shoes. The        – because the political ideology of this state is making all retirees
                                                                                                                                                    an energy bill that authorizes communities like Westford, Underhill,
feet are the body’s foundation and the entire body is influenced by        reconsider living here. The tax structure penalizes people for work-
                                                                                                                                                    Jericho, and Bolton to create Clean Energy Assessment Districts.
them. When purchasing shoes, be sure they have arch support, a             ing hard, being self-made, and saving for their retirement plus an un-
                                                                                                                                                       Essentially, town voters can now choose, or not, to create a
                                                                           American property tax system – stealing from some to pay for the
heel cup and cushioning, and are neither too tight nor too loose.                                                                                   special fund to provide town residents long-term financing for en-
                                                                           state’s rebate system.
                                                                                                                                                    ergy-based home improvements like solar arrays or weatherization.
                                                                                                            Sincerely, Bob Rivera, Jericho, VT
                                                                                                                                                    The banking industry mostly opposed this measure because it of-
                                                                                                                                                    fers the promise of lower interest rates and more manageable pay-
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                                                                                                                                                    to pass a bill that will ramp up enforcement of workers’ comp
                                                                                                                                                    abuse. Of all the challenges facing Vermont small businesses, subsi-
                                                                                                                                                    dizing cheaters should not be one of them.
                                                                                                                                                        Finally, the federal stimulus bill was the subject of much atten-
                                                                                                                                                    tion this year in Montpelier. Though I believe it fell way short of its
                                                                                                                                                    original promise to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, it
                                                                                         JOHN W. SUMMERVILLE, DMD                                   did provide some benefit at the local level. As you all know, the
                                                                                           SOUTH S. SIGLER, DDS                                     Richmond Bridge was the state’s first stimulus project. I’m also
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                                                                                Quality Dental Care for the entire family in a relaxed              $36K, Underhill will receive $100K, and Jericho will receive $108K.
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           History from our senior citizens
Clark Dodge, Jack
of many trades
                  By Katherine Quimby Johnson
                  Special to the Mountain Gazette
   Although it wasn’t uncommon among our ancestors, few people
these days can say that they sleep in the room they were born in.
One of them is Clark Dodge, 88-year resident of Cambridge. Clark
may not have spent all his days on this particular farm on Route 108
South, but this part of town has been the center of his life. Several
years ago, to while away a long Vermont winter, Clark wrote down
his memories and his wife June transcribed them. What follows is
taken from that memoir, filled out with the answers to questions
posed during a recent interview.
   The youngest of three children, and the only boy, Clark Freeman
Dodge was born on July 24, 1921, on the farm his parents, Martin
and Beulah (Hapgood) Dodge, had purchased only the year before.
His grandparents, Clark and Florence Hapgood, lived just down the
road. In his memoir, Clark wrote, “My childhood started in a house
with lamps and lanterns for light and a large kitchen wood stove for
heat and cooking and a large round oak stove in the living room. I
would crawl in the corner to get warm. Our bedrooms were upstairs,
and very cold. Registers in the ceilings downstairs provided a little
   As the photo of him as a boy shows, Clark started working
young. Clark went to all twelve years of school in Jeffersonville,
helping his father on the farm when he wasn’t in school. He was
responsible for the sap evaporator from the time he was about              Once a farmer, always a farmer. Clark Dodge, above circa 1925, and again at the 2008 Cambridge Historical Society Old Home Days,
twelve, and also took one end of the cross-cut saw when it was time        below, held on the Dodge Homestead.                                           PHOTOS COURTESY OF CLARK AND JUNE DODGE.
to cut wood. “Dad warned me not to ride but pull my share,” Dodge
remembered in his memoirs.
   The winter after he graduated from high school, Clark wrote, “I
decided that it was time to earn money and start paying my parents
for room and board.” After spending the coldest months of the year                                                                                                                1804 Potter House
pumping gas and servicing cold, wet vehicles at the filling station                                                                                                               Bed & Breakfast
located where Angelina’s Pizza now stands, Clark said, “I decided
I’d rather stay home with my father and cut wood.” Eventually he                                                                                                                  2 Plains Road • Jericho
began to divide his time between farm work and clerking at Noble &                                                                                                                    899-1276
Pearl’s store on Main Street in Jeffersonville, in the building now
owned by Height of Land Publications. Those were the days when                                                                                                                      Come and share
movies played on Saturday nights in the Old Town Hall. Clark                                                                                                                        the past with us.
recalls having to wait until the movies let out for one customer to
come in to get her groceries. He would then have to deliver the                                                                                       Full Candle Light Breakfast
groceries, and her, to her home.                                                                                                                       Rates $65 to $75 a Night
   In 1940, Clark not only bought his first car, a 1939 Oldsmobile                                                                                        Non-smoking • A/C
Club Coupe, but, after his grandfather passed away, he took over                                                                                        Mike & Bear Mumley
that farm, which he later purchased from his grandmother. (She
retained the house.) He sold the milk from his herd of Jerseys to
Windridge Dairy, run by Alden Bryan, and sometimes to a creamery
on the site of what was most recently Tobin’s garage in Cambridge
   As motorized farm machinery came in, Clark kept up with the
times, but to pay off the loans he took out to purchase such pieces
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as a hay baler and a combine, he hired his machinery, and himself,
out to other farmers. Hiring out the combine took him as far afield as
Elmore. One summer, he recalls, he had filled his barn with bales.
                                                                                                                                                             are the Spice
Then one day, coming back from a long job out of town, “I was met
with the shock of having some of my cows hanging by their stan-
chions.” He had overfilled the barn with hay and it had collapsed.
                                                                                                                                                                     of Life!
Luckily, no cows were lost. A new barn was soon built.                     But the other contractor bowed out. Clark wrote, “Well, I done the
   Clark, who had married Iris King, soon had three sons to sup-           job, losing two 2 by 4s in the river. The project turned out real well;
port. After his father tired of farming, Clark purchased his father’s      only with about the last two connections to be made I was in the
barn and sugar bush. After he and King divorced in 1972, Clark             ditch when the road above started to cave in. I was in the midst of a
purchased the farmhouse from his older sister, Lorraine Wells, and         series of valves and fell face down smashing my face and teeth.” In
married June Clapper.                                                      true Vermonter fashion, he drove himself to the hospital, something
   Then as now, dairying was a good way to lose money and Clark            he now admits he probably shouldn’t have done.
went out of dairy, and began to raise Herefords for beef. He also             Meanwhile, Clark had returned to maple sugaring and to cutting
started work for Smugglers’ Notch Resort, first as a carpenter and         firewood, activities he maintained until the past year. Although he
then maintaining the water and wastewater systems. In order to
qualify for the latter job, Clark, then in his 50s, took evening classes
in Montpelier. “Those days!” June Dodge recalled. “You’d be going
                                                                           no longer operates the chainsaw himself, one recent weekend found
                                                                           him out in the woods as a passenger on an ATV, showing his sons
                                                                           and grandsons what trees they should cut, on land he has known all        Maplehurst
to work and driving to classes and when you weren’t you’d be
studying in the evening.” Both Dodges worked for Smugglers’ Notch
Resort for well over a decade.
                                                                           his life.
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   Clark went on to work for G.W. Tatro. He agreed to take on a
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                                        History from our senior citizens
Tessie Fraser: “In my heart, I never left”
                          By Phyl Newbeck                              and drove up to Vermont to talk to Homer Westman, the estate’s
                   Special to the Mountain Gazette                     administrator. “I don’t know what time of night I got there,” she
   Theresa Fraser had been living in Connecticut for almost fifty      said, “but I got there. I had enough money for the down payment
years, but the town of Underhill was still in her heart. So when her   and I bought it right there and then.”
son called her on a Friday night and told her that Frank Corbett’s        One of eleven children of Mable and Henry Monette, Fraser
farm was for sale, although she was bedridden with pneumonia, she      grew up on the Deane Farm. “None of us ever went hungry,” she
knew what she had to do. She got up first thing Saturday morning       said. “My mother made sure of that.” For her first four years of
                                                                       education, Fraser went to school on Irish Settlement Road. Because
                                                                       she had bronchitis and pneumonia, her mother wanted her to live
                                                                       closer to the school, so she boarded with the Fullers. Several years
                                                                       ago, the old schoolhouse was put on the market. Fraser hoped to
                                                                       buy it and turn it into an antique bookstore, “something for the
                                                                       world.” Unfortunately, the school was sold to “real estaters” who
                                                                       rarely visit and, in Fraser’s eyes, have not kept the property up. “I
                                                                       could cry over things like that,” she said.
                                                                          For grades five through eight, Fraser went to school in Underhill
                                                                       Center. She is still upset that an old photo of her class reprinted in
                                                                       a Town Report identifies only one of the two teachers and ignores
                                                                       Mary Hazelton, who was her favorite. “That hurt me badly,” she
                                                                       said. High school was in the building which now houses a foam
                                                                       company in Underhill Flats. After that, Fraser decided to set out on      Tessie Fraser relaxes in her recliner. PHOTO BY PHYL NEWBECK
                                                                       her own. “I wasn’t satisfied with myself,” she said. Fraser at-           said most people don’t understand. “They use it as an ashtray,” she
                                                                       tended Connecticut College and studied cosmetology. However,              said. She feels entitled to indulge in her hobby. “I was poor,” she
                                                                       she also taught herself about antiques and real estate. “I was very       said, “poorer than anyone who ever walked. I had one pair of shoes
                                                                       active in both fields,” she said. Fraser has held a number of auctions,   for hairdressing and I had to powder them at night and blow them
                                                                       but her house still contains many of the antiques she collected over      out with a vacuum cleaner in the morning.” Fraser said she never
                                                                       the years. While working in three different beauty salons in Con-         really retired. Even after moving to Vermont, women would come
                                                                       necticut, she lived first in Hartford and then Windsor. Fraser de-        down from Canada so she could set their hair.
                                                                       scribes Windsor as the oldest town in New England. “I lived in the           “I like living in the country,” said Fraser, but in addition to her
                                                                       greatest old town of antiques,” she said. “I was thrilled to death. I’d   rural home, she has a more urban place in Florida. She would like to
                                                                       like to do it again.”                                                     get another house in Underhill so she could visit in winter. At 92,
                                                                          By the time she moved back to Vermont, Fraser was a widow              she doesn’t think she should be alone “on the hill” during the winter
                                                                       with two grown children she had raised on her own. She worked             months. Fraser’s mind is still sharp, but she does have some health
                                                                       hard, getting up at 4:00 AM even on Saturdays to take care of             issues. She has a pacemaker, and a pedestrian accident in Florida
                                                                       people’s hair. “I wanted the dollar,” she said, “because I wanted to      renders her unable to lie down. She has had to sleep on a reclining
                                                                       make sure my children wouldn’t starve.” After she bought the land         chair for the last three years. Fraser still drives, although she no
                                                                       on Corbett Road, she came up every weekend to work on the prop-           longer gets out of the car to pump gas or pay. She still does all her
                                                                       erty. Fraser said she used to camp out across the road from the           household chores although she admits she doesn’t do them with as
                                                                       house with a tent and a mattress. Although she is generally afraid of     much enthusiasm as in her youth.
                                                                       dogs, she was amused that Corbett’s dog used to come by with a               Fraser knows Underhill is not the same town she left seventy
                                                                       snake in his mouth to show that he was protecting her. She cooked         years ago but she maintains, “I didn’t let it change.” In part, that’s
                                                                       breakfast for Corbett on a charcoal fire and brought him donuts.          because Fraser doesn’t believe she has changed. “I am still me,” she
                                                                       “When you’re alone,” she said, “you do a lot of things you wouldn’t       said. “I’m kind, generous and helpful and I never let anyone do
                                                                       do if you were married. You wouldn’t be able to do them.”                 without and I’m happy doing it.” Fraser has helped out at St.
                                                                          Since returning to Vermont in 1986, Fraser has worked on reno-         Thomas Church and with the Underhill Historical Society. “If I
                                                                       vating the farm buildings and taking care of the surrounding prop-        don’t like someone I won’t say anything, but I won’t do business
                                                                       erty. “I removed all the rocks from this land,” she said. She still       with them,” she said. “I’ll treat them like a person, though. They’re
                                                                       tries to make annual improvements and points to a red house which         entitled to be who they want to be.”
                                                                       she said used to be a “pigpen” as the most desirable house on the lot.       Fraser recognizes that with the changing population, even her
                                                                       Fraser said she dug out the foundation, mixed concrete, and put in        close neighbors don’t know who she is. That’s all right with her
                                                                       beams. “It was fun,” she said, “and it turned out beautiful.” Fraser      because she’s comfortable in her own skin. “When people talk
                                                                       has had some help on her projects, enlisting the aid of her nephew        about me, whatever they say, they may be right,” she laughed.
                                                                       Reggie, whom she calls “the sweetest soul in the world.”                  Fraser certainly has a strong sense of self and of place. The loss of
                                                                          Her modest home was once the woodshed, but it is filled with the       farms in Underhill makes her even more adamant about keeping her
                                                                       antiques that Fraser reluctantly admits she still collects. One pas-      barn standing. “I want that old glory and I have the flag put out
                                                                       sion is cloisonné (an ancient metal-working technique) which Fraser       front,” she said. “I want that feeling and I have it. This place is
                                                                                                                                                 scenic and it’s something to be looked up to. I don’t care if I live in
                                                                                                                                                 a woodshed.”
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                                           History from our senior citizens
Dick Streeter:
Bolton before the
                             By Phyl Newbeck
                    Special to the Mountain Gazette
   Dick Streeter remembers all the buildings that used to be in West
Bolton. There were several saw mills: one for shingles, one for
clapboards and one for logs. There was the Grange Hall which
became a school, there was a blacksmith shop, and there was a store.
All that changed when the United States Government bought the
Ethan Allen Firing Range.
   Streeter respects the Range and its importance to homeland secu-
rity, but he’s still a little bit bitter over the way land was bought up.
Streeter said the cavalry used to come from Fort Ethan Allen by
horseback, followed by the “regular army.” Soldiers would camp
out around town and nobody bothered them, but the federal govern-
ment wanted a permanent encampment. “That was when the Range
bought out most of everything here,” Streeter said. “They spoiled
the whole town. A lot of history was lost when the Range came in.”
   Streeter believes most people who lived in Bolton at the time
share his sentiments. “Nobody kicked them out when they camped,”
he said, “but they decided they wanted to buy on quick notice.”
Several farms were bought out at well below their price. “You could
have sold them for $250,000,” he said, “but they probably only got
$12,000. That’s not right.” Streeter said the only structure salvaged       Dick Streeter in front of his West Bolton home.                                                               PHOTO BE PHYL NEWBECK
from the Range was a single barn which was rebuilt in Jericho Cen-          thinks he’s pretty good at recognizing who is coming home or going
ter. “I approve of the Range and its purpose,” he said, “but they did                                                                             looking for the mountain. However, he does yearn for the days
                                                                            to work, but if he sees a car going back and forth he knows there’s   before the lifts went in when he could hunt at the ski area.
steal it.”                                                                  trouble. Only once has he had a problem with theft when someone
   Streeter still has a lot of the old pictures of Bolton, including                                                                                 Streeter’s grandfather lived in Bolton, as did his father and several
                                                                            stole from a gas can he kept in the barn. He fixed that by adding     cousins. A sister and brother also live in town. Another brother has
photos of the old store run by his aunt Alice Smith. Her first store        sugar and molasses to the can. He’s pretty sure he knows who stole
burned down and she replaced it with a smaller one that also served                                                                               moved around Vermont quite a bit and finally settled in Underhill.
                                                                            the gas because when they returned that day, they were driving a      Four of Streeter’s children live in Bolton while one renegade has
as a post office. Streeter, now 76, also has a photo of his class from      different vehicle.
back in 1945 with their teacher, Gladys Gokey. The one room                                                                                       moved to New York State. Streeter has no problem with other parts
                                                                               Streeter isn’t bothered by the growth in town. “Some people        of Vermont or even the U.S. “I always thought Westford was a nice
schoolhouse had as many as 35 kids in grades one through eight,             don’t like the golf course condos,” he said, “but they don’t bother
although there are only 21 in the photo. They all managed to learn                                                                                place,” he said, “and I went to Pennsylvania and thought that was
                                                                            me. People need a place to live.” He said the golf course has made    nice. But I’m still here.”
in the same room. High school would have required Streeter to               the town more interesting. Streeter also remembers when “hip-
travel out of Bolton so he left school after eighth grade.                  pies” first started coming to Bolton. “They were a lot of fun,” he
   Streeter has been in Bolton for his entire life with the exception of    said. Likewise, Streeter has no problem with the ski area although
one summer on a farm in Hinesburg and one at a sawmill in Water-
bury. He found he didn’t like cows or the hum of the saw, so he’s
                                                                            he’s always amused by people who take Stage Road by mistake,               Vermont’s senior citizens are
been in Bolton ever since. One thing Streeter does enjoy is sugaring.
He has 950 taps with tubing, but no pumps. He considered 2009 a
                                                                                                                                                       the caretakers of our history.
“pretty good year.” It would have been better, but for the first time,             SOMETIMES OUR BEST FRIENDS                                            Take a minute and listen!
he ran out of wood, finally going through the pile he kept in the                     ARE THE OLD STORIES.
woodshed. Still, he boiled 82 gallons.
   Streeter laughed when asked why he has stayed in town all this
time. “I have no idea why I didn’t leave,” he said. He bought his
land on Stage Road in 1952 at a bargain price. He started with 60
acres and recently added another 22.5. He also has a camp on the
Mountain Road where he has spent weekends and gone deer hunt-
   Many years ago, Streeter’s aunt asked him to help her out at the
cemetery, mowing the high grass around a relative’s grave. He worked
hard, thought the results looked pretty good, and wondered why
the rest of the plots didn’t look as neat. Now they do, mostly
because Streeter is in charge of lawn maintenance at the cemetery.
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        History from our senior citizens
Robert Jackson: As strongly
grounded as his stone walls
                           By Phyl Newbeck                                   Jackson’s house was built in the mid 1850s. The house and 400
                    Special to the Mountain Gazette                       acres were given to Jackson’s grandfather and his bride when they
   Robert Jackson was born upstairs in a sprawling white house on         married. Jackson’s father was born in the house in 1876, as was his
Brookside Road, and he intends to live the rest of his life there. That   aunt. An addition was built around 1900, creating a 17-room estate.
doesn’t mean Jackson hasn’t seen other parts of the world. “I like        Jackson and his three brothers were all born there. He is the only
my backyard,” he said, “but I wanted to see what’s behind it.”            one of the brothers still alive. Jackson is most proud of the stone
Jackson lamented that these days people don’t travel as much as           walls that surround the property. He cleans up around them wher-
they used to. He’ll turn 88 in October and wishes he could still          ever he can and recently hired someone to do some repairs. The
travel some more.                                                         front wall extends for over a mile and there is one section that is as
   Jackson’s sitting room is adorned with license plates from every       high as Jackson’s shoulders. In 1965 he sold part of his land to the
state. He’s been to all of them except Alaska. In addition, friends       town of Westford to build the new elementary school across the
have given him plates from foreign countries to add to his collec-        road.
tion. During his travels, Jackson used to stop at salvage yards and          Jackson attended elementary school on the site of what is now
garages to ask for plates. He’s proud to say he’s never paid more         Town Hall. The school had two large rooms: one on the east side of
than $25 for any of them. In addition to the national and interna-        the building for first through fourth grades, and one on the west for
tional plates, there are two Vermont plates reading 1921 and 1940.        fifth through eighth. Jackson spent nine years at that school; he had
Jackson was born in 1921 and graduated high school in 1940. “I            to repeat second grade because he missed over two months with
don’t drink and I gave up smoking,” he said. “This is my hobby.”          pneumonia and then bronchial pneumonia. He went to high school            Robert Jackson is proud of the stone walls on his property.
                                                                          at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax and from there, to Vermont                                                      PHOTO BY PHYL NEWBECK.
                                                                          Technical College. When he graduated, he moved to a farm in               camper although that wasn’t without its perils. The first time he
                                                                          Schenectady, New York, where he raised Brown Swiss cows. He               used it, he realized it was too heavy for his truck when he burned
                                                                          met his first wife in Schenectady and brought her home to the old         out two sets of back wheels. When his first wife started having
                                                                          homestead in Westford. The advent of bulk tanks changed his plans         difficulty climbing into the cab, they returned to travelling by car. “I

     Gert’s Hairstyles                                                    for dairy farming so he switched to Hereford beef cattle instead.
                                                                          Later he worked for Essex High School.
                                                                             Jackson is nostalgic for the “old days” of Westford. He misses
                                                                                                                                                    like it that way,” said Jackson, “because you can go where you want
                                                                                                                                                    and stop where you want. You don’t need to be told to get ready for
                                                                                                                                                    the bus.”
                                                                          seeing all the different smokestacks on the sugar houses, noting that        Jackson’s first wife died in 1988. His second marriage didn’t last,
        Hairstyling for Men and Women                                     sugaring has become a bigger production which might have sent             and he admits to being a little bit lonely. “I have no regrets at all,” he
                                                                          some sugarmakers out of business. He worries that his land isn’t as       said, “but I’d like to travel some more and I don’t dare do it alone.
                                                                          productive as it could be. He leased some land to a farmer, but is        There are too many maniacs on the road.” Jackson’s daughter is a
              21 Park Street, Underhill                                   disappointed that more haying hasn’t been done, even though he            nurse who lives in Westford. She will inherit the house when he
                     899-2236                                             recognizes that this has been a very wet summer. Jackson regrets the      passes, but he is concerned about what will happen after she dies. “I
                                                                          loss of dairy farms in Westford, noting that only three families are      don’t want it chopped up for building lots,” he said. “You drive
                                                                          currently milking cows. He also laments the loss of many of the           toward Fairfax and there are so many places where beautiful mead-
                                                                          barns in town, adding that one of his own barns burned down twenty        owland has been cut up for building lots.”
                                                                          years ago.                                                                   Jackson also misses the neighborliness of “old” Westford. He
                                                                             “Westford has changed so much over the years,” said Jackson. “I        finds that current residents all have several children and are more
                   Underhill                                              feel as though you’ve got a new generation which is different. They
                                                                          want cars and boats and all their kids play sports. We had to get
                                                                                                                                                    concerned with their kids and their sports than with the neighbor-
                                                                                                                                                    hood. “I don’t like that I can go down to my mailbox and people

               AUTOMOTIVE                                                 home to do chores, not sports. I never got too excited about getting
                                                                          into sports.” Jackson also thinks that today’s generation doesn’t
                                                                          travel as much as his did and they are missing an important aspect of
                                                                                                                                                    shoot by and don’t know you and couldn’t care less,” he said. Still,
                                                                                                                                                    Jackson wouldn’t consider moving. “I wouldn’t even want to live in
                                                                                                                                                    the village,” he said. “I want elbow room. Why would I move out
                 Center                                                   life. Jackson’s travels started when he first saw a picture of Old
                                                                          Faithful in National Geographic and decided he wanted to visit. He
                                                                                                                                                    and leave this to someone else?”
                                                                                                                                                       There was a rough spell when Jackson was young. His father
                                                                          and his first wife started travelling in a 1936 Plymouth. Jackson still   died in 1934, his mother in 1937 and one brother in 1940. “Things
                                                                          has a photo of the car on the wall. Later, they bought a pick-up          weren’t rosy,” he said. “We really had to dig to keep going, but we
                                                                                                                                                                                         managed to pay off the mortgage.”
                                                                                                                                                                                         Jackson doesn’t know what the
                                                                                                                                                                                         future will bring but there is one
                                                                                                                                                                                         thing he is certain of. “I feel at
                                                                                                                                                                                         home here,” he said. “This is my
                                                                                                                                                                                         place. I’m the last one and this is
                                                                                                                                                                                         where I want to end my days.”

                                                                                                                                                                                         Just a few
                                                                                                                                                                                                   By Brenda Boutin
                                                                                                                                                                                                Mountain Gazette Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                            “Come on in.” Robert Jack-
                                                                                                                                                                                         son says motioning to a chair,
                                                                                                                                                                                         “Sit right there.” The soft spo-
                                                                                                                                                                                         ken gentleman pulls up his chair
                                                                                                                                                                                         from in front of an old roll-top
                                                                                                                                                                                         desk. “That was my father’s.”
                                                                                                                                                                                         He adds. There’s a moment’s
                                                                                                                                                                                         pause. Memories and photos are
                                                                                                                                                                                         all that are left of Bob’s loved
                                                                                                                                                                                         ones. Except for his daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                         who lives up the road, he’s the
                                                                                                                                                                                            “Mother took a lot of pic-
                                                                                                                                                                                         tures, she was proud of her chil-
                                                                                                                                                                                         dren.” A smile punctuating the
                                                                                                                                                                                         sentence. “They married late in
                                                                                                                                                                                         life; Mother had all of us after
                                                                                                                                                                                         she turned forty.” Bob said.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Jackson’s mother had a daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                         first who didn’t make it and she
                                                                                                                                                                                         was sure that she wouldn’t have
                                                                                                                                                                                         more children.
                                                                                                                                                                                            “My father didn’t have any
                                                                                                                                                                                         use for cars, he loved oxen,” Jack-
                                                                                                                                                                                         son reminisces. “In 1925, right
                                                                                                                                                                                         after the flood, my father decided
                                                                                                                                                                                         he wanted to go look at the dam-
                                                                                                                                                                                         age around Newfane, VT where
                                                                                                                                                                                         his sister lived. He went into town
                                                                                                                                                                                         and got a surrey with the fringe
                                                                                                                                                                                         on top.” There’s a pause in the
                                                                                                                                                                                         narrative, just long enough for the
                                                                                                                                                                                         listener to appreciate the phrase,
                                                                                                                                                                                         of course if you’re not old
                                                                                                                                                                                         enough to know the song, then
                                                                                                                                                                                         the reference could just slip by.
                                                                                                                                                                                         “It’s still up in sawmill, the fringe
                                                                                                                                                                                         and top are gone.” He adds.
                                                                                                                                                                                            They drove to Newfane, his
                                                                                                                                                                                         mother taking photos all of the
                                                                                                                                                                                         way and picked up his brother.
                                                                                                                                                                                         The trip took five days one way.
                                                                                                                                                                                            The farm produced maple
                                                                                                                                                                                              Jackson continued
                                                                                                                                                                                                     on page 11
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                                         History from our senior citizens
                                                           Jackson continued from page 10 Westford school class photo 1935 of the four upper grades
                                                          syrup. “Most farmer’s just put in barrels
                                                          and took it down to the village to sell it,”
                                                          Jackson remembers, “Dad created his label
                                                          with a picture of my two older brothers
                                                          sucking on the sap spouts. Direct to the Cus-
                                                          tomer it said.” His father shipped syrup
                                                          around the country.
                                                             Bob’s parents died early in life, his father
                                                          was 58 and his mother 62. The brothers
                                                          were on their own. But sorrow hadn’t fin-
                                                          ished just yet. “We were cutting wood,” Bob
                                                          tells, “and as we waited for the wagon to
                                                          come back, we were playing around like
                                                          young men did.” “Did you read a poem by
                                                          Robert Frost about swinging on birch trees,”
                                                          he references the poet, “Well these weren’t
                                                          birch they were popular. My brother was
                                                          about 20-25 feet up swinging when the tree
Robert’s father Oriville had a maple syrup logo with broke and he fell 20 feet onto a rock ledge.
Robert’s two older brothers sucking sap from the tree on We got him to the hospital. It broke his back.”
it. He and his younger brother Daniel wanted a picture       “He lasted about three weeks,” Jackson
of them sucking sap taken as well.                                           says, “Then my older
                                                                             brother told us that we
                                                                             would always see him sit-
                                                                             ting down.” Later
                                                                             Jackson’s brother came
                                                                             back and said, “Well
                                                                             there’s three of us.”          Pictured left to right - Back Row: Doris Willis, Ruth Shennan, Dan Jackson, Bob Jackson, Romeo
                                                                                “The farm has been a
                                                                                                            Therrien, Laurent Lavallee, Reg Mannings
                                                                             good life,” he adds, “When
                                                                             I came back to the farm I      Third Row: Francis Hall, Elden Alger, Ken Barkyoumb, Unice Watts, Christine Morin, Betty Bates,
                                                                             got rid of the Holstein Jer-   Richard Billups, John Paris
                                                                             sey dairy and brought in       Second Row: Roland Pidgeon, Florence Davis, Richard Lamell, Roger Lavallee, Howard Martin,
                                                                             Brown Swiss. I think the       Cora Pidgeon, Lucille Badger, Charlotte Paris
                                                                             milk taste better.” A big      Front Row: Robert Paige, Maurice Camley, Rosman Grow, Ethleyn Beaupre, Margarette Watts,
                                                                             grin passes over Bob’s         Shirley Barkyoumb, Robert Billups, (Unknown Name), Gennaine Leclair, Mary Hazelton (Teacher)
                                                                             face, “Know why you
                                                                             keep one Holstein in a herd       Bob told Maurice, a big yellow
                                                                             of Jerseys.” The grin          tabby, that if he wanted to live he’d
                                                                             broadens, “To rinse out        become a house cat. “I’m not sure
                                                                             the milking machines.”         he liked it,” Bob smiles, “He be-
                                                                                Jackson is a bit lonely.    came quite a rascal after that.” The
                                                                             There was a spell though       cat has passed and Bob lives alone.
                                                                             when that was eased when          “Folks aren’t as neighborly as
                                                                             a couple of stray cats         they use to be,” Bob observes.
                                                     Above: Oriville feed showed up. Bob tells how          “Folks wave when I’m at the mail
                                                     sheep. Left: Daniel he saw them around the             box but I don’t know them and
                                                     and Robert at the Proc- shed. “They were clean,        they don’t know me.”
                                                                             so I fed them.” He goes           So take a moment and when
                                                     tor Marble Quarry.      on to say that they’d          Bob’s at the mail box; swing over
                                                                              come and eat together, and    and introduce yourself. It’s the
                                                                              if one wasn’t there the       neighborly thing to do.
                                                                              other would look for it.
                                                                              Well, there came a day
                                                          COURTESY OF
                                                                              when only the big male
                                                       ROBERT JACKSON         came. “I think a fisher cat
                                                                              got the female.” He says.


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                                                                                                                                                                            SCHOOL NEWS
     History from our senior citizens                                                                                                                        Back-to-School –
                                                                                                                                                         Cambridge & Lamoille Union
An eight-generation love affair with Jericho Center                                                                                                                  By Katherine Quimby Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                     Special to the Mountain Gazette
                            By Richard Mindell                            from cans to Bulk milk, Coreen’s dad went to work for the Vermont           The first day of school for students in Lamoille North Supervi-
                     Special to the Mountain Gazette                      Lime Kiln Company delivering bagged lime to farmers throughout           sory Union, which includes Cambridge, Waterville, Belvidere,
   If you go up to the cemetery off Barber Farm Road, just outside        the state. Like most Vermonters during that period, he also tended       Johnson, Hyde Park and Eden, is August 31. Cambridge Elemen-
of Jericho Center, you’ll come across five generations of Wilders         35 to 40 cows.                                                           tary Principal Mary Anderson reports that she is unaware of any
going back to the War of 1812. The sixth, seventh and eighth genera-         Coreen attended elementary school in the old Jericho School-          changes in bus routes. Because the school is trying to cut down on
tions of Wilders still live in Jericho Center, Coreen (Wilder) Th-        house on RT 15 that now houses the Jericho town offices. Ralph           the cost of mailing, forms will go home on the first day of school,
ompson, her daughter Carrie (St. Amour), her son, Joey, and four          Goodhue and his wife drove the two school buses owned by the             and Anderson explained that routes may change after the forms
grandchildren, Kaley, Natalie, Cole and Chase.                            town. “First grade was where the zoning offices are,” Coreen said.       have been returned and processed.
   Coreen has lived her entire life in Jericho Center. Born at Fanny      “Second grade was on the right where the clerk’s office used to be.”        Cambridge Elementary kicks off the new year with a First Day
Allen Hospital in 1946, Coreen lived the first few years of her life      Third and fourth grades were upstairs. Coreen remembers fondly           Celebration from 7:45 – 8:30 AM. Parents will be served coffee and
with her mother, Helen (Richards) Wilder,            and father, Alwin    the times she spent in elementary school, even though the kids had       doughnuts by the PTA. DJ and singer Annie Rheaume will perform.
Sherman Wilder, her sister, Connie, and her younger brother, David,       far fewer and more Spartan facilities than the kids today. “Consid-      This year the Shriners will visit in their tiny cars, one of which may
in a small house a few doors down from what is now the Jericho            ering we didn’t even have a playground, it was amazing how we            carry a surprise passenger.
Center Store. The house, which was built in 1826 and still stands,        entertained ourselves and how much fun we had. We played hop-               Some students will already have met one of the new people on
sat on a dirt road that was an extension of Browns Trace Rd..             scotch, marbles and tag. We used anything for hopscotch, an old          the CES staff on their bus ride to school. Sandra Wichmann has
Neither road was travelled much. “I remember the cows were in the                                                                                  joined the team of bus drivers. The faculty and staff greeting stu-
                                                                          pine cone… And somebody might bring a ball… In the winter we             dents on the first day will also include some new faces. Merideth
road most of the time,” Coreen chuckled. “We used it as part of the       would slide down to the Brown’s River.”                                  Vogenberger, a recent graduate of UVM’s SLPA program, will serve
pasture.” There was no reason not to. Brown’s Trace Rd. was a                The kids went to fifth grade in what is now the Jericho Library on    as a .5 Speech Language Pathology Assistant. Amanda Hall joins the
dirt road and there were very few cars in town. “We used to go up         the green opposite the store. “It was the best year of my life - in      custodial staff, as does Patti Nieckarz, who previously worked at
to the top of Bolger Hill and slide all the way down to the green and     school,” she said. “Ethel Dawson was our teacher. She was grand-         CES as head cook for the Abbey Group.
over Brown’s Trace Rd. all the way down to the river, and nobody          motherly to all the kids. She was very understanding. She could             Anderson said that the teachers will be researching and imple-
ever looked for cars on Brown’s Trace Rd.” You didn’t have to,            solve arguments between kids without making either kid feel bad.”        menting more inquiry-science instruction into their classrooms, and
unlike today.                                                             Coreen remembers her mother packing chicken salad sandwiches for         that this work will begin during the in-service week. The principal
   “In the early sixties the interstate changed things,” Coreen said.     her to take to school nearly every day. “We killed the chickens on       also said that the school hopes to have its after school program,
“Before the interstate we’d get maybe ten cars a day. After they          Sunday,” she said, and we had chicken salad all week.” Coreen also       funded by a 21st Century Learning Grant, up and running by Octo-
built the interstate we’d get the cars from Underhill and other parts     remembers they didn’t have much time for schoolwork, although            ber 1. The principal encourages any interested parents to contact
of Jericho coming down Brown’s Trace Rd to the highway. That’s            her sister Connie was an avid reader. “Living on a farm we didn’t        Ryane Severin, the Afterschool Program director, at 644-8821, ext.
when things changed.”                                                     have time to read, we had lots of chores to do.” But the kids made       143, for more information. Finally, over the course of the coming
   Coreen’s family shared a Chrysler with her grandparents. “We           the best of the chores like they made the best of a small pine cone or   year, funding from the federal stimulus package will be used to
got it one week and they would get it one week.” The Chrysler sat         an ordinary round ball at school. “My dad and grand dad always           install electronic whiteboards in classrooms throughout the build-
in the garage all week and Coreen’s family would take it out every        had a way of making chores fun, like taking care of the chickens and     ing.
other weekend to go for a drive. “My father loved to take the back        checking for eggs.”                                                         Chris Hindes, principal at Lamoille Union Middle School, re-
roads. He loved nature and being outdoors.”                                  The kids from Jericho Center went to 6th, 7th and 8th grade in the    ported on new hires at the Hyde Park Campus. Two new math
   There were about 30 families living in Jericho Center at that time,                                                                             teachers have joined the faculty: Deirdre Fournier will be on Team
                                                                          brand new Jericho Elementary School, on RT 15, which was built in        Discovery and “will work with identified students from other
and many of them were Wilders. Coreen’s great aunt, Nellie, and           1958. Then they came back to the Center for high school, in what is      teams,” while Susan McEwing will be on Team Alpha. Alpha also
great uncle, Byron, lived in the house to the right of the church; her    now the Jericho Community Center on Browns Trace Rd. “There              has a new Social Studies teacher, with Brian Long taking the posi-
grandparents, Clifton and Maude Wilder lived in the house immedi-         were about one hundred students in the whole school, which was           tion long held by Amy Rex, who moved on to an assistant principal’s
ately to the left of the store, another great uncle and aunt, Clyde and   four grades,” Coreen noted. “There were seventeen of us in our           position in another district. Team Challenger welcomes year-long
Maude Wilder lived in the brick house on the corner, and yet an-          graduating class (1965). I think two or three kids went to college.”     substitute Rebecca Stuwe, filling in for Amy Whitlock. Over on
other great aunt and uncle, Lena and Bill Nichols, lived in the blue      Coreen decided to stay in Jericho Center.                                Team Nova, Casey Dearborn has a .5 job-share in Language Arts.
house opposite the community center, where they also operated a              “Growing up in Jericho Center, everybody knew everybody. If           The final staffing change at LUMS is a change from .5 to full time
general store.                                                            anybody got anything new, like a car or a T.V., everybody was            for Nicole Burke, the Language Arts Teacher on Extreme.
   Coreen’s dad drove a milk truck. He picked up milk in bulk cans        happy. Today you just don’t have that closeness anymore.”                   According to Hindes, a number of other exciting initiatives are
from most of the farms in Jericho and delivered the cans of milk to          “I’ve always loved Jericho Center,” Coreen added. “If (at least)      underway on the campus. “The fall’s major initiative is a look at
the Hood plant in St. Albans. Coreen remembers how much her               one of my kids doesn’t stay here, I’m going to feel so bad.”             transitions 7-12, in partnership with the high school, around the
father loved Jericho Center. “They used to call him, ‘The Mayor’ of                                                                                question, ‘What do we want students to look like when they gradu-
Jericho Center.” In the late 1950’s, when the milk industry switched                                                                               ate?’” Hindes says that discussion will be going on throughout the
                                                                                                                                                   year and will involve the faculty on both campuses. Complement-
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                                                                                                                                                   school students,” said Hindes, adding, “They [Schaffer and Teegarten]
                                                                                                                                                   have been nothing but supportive. Our job is to make sure all our
                                                                                                                 room 2.5 bath homes has
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                                                                                                                                                   students are ready academically for the challenges of high school
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                                                                                                                 woodstove, formal dinning            In addition, Hindes reports, “We are instituting After School
                            We specialize in                                          room, formal living room with fireplace. Motivated sellers   Programs in reading and math four days a week. These are funded
                                                                                      price reduced from $272,000.                                 by a 21st Century Grant.” Book clubs for male students and female
    ADA Accessibility and Aging in Place Alterations                                                                                               students will contribute to the school’s focus on literacy. Finally,
                                                                                      New listing: Remark-                                         the middle school has also made it possible for any student who
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      General Carpentry        - Senior Discounts -        Woodworking                Mansfield offers 3 bed-                                      Widen joins the Math Department, replacing long-time instructor
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                                                                                                                                                   LeFaivre, a recent graduate of Johnson State College, is the new
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                                                                                                                                                      In other news from Lamoille North Supervisory Union (LNSU),
             Many wonderful local references                                                                        foot home offers much for      Waterville Elementary welcomes a new principal, Emilie Smith,
                                                                                                                    the growing family and lots    whose most recent position was assistant principal in the Lisbon,
          We support MMU Football. Go Cougars! Be there!                                                                                           New Hampshire Regional School. Smith was chosen from a field of
                                                                                                                    of space for animals, big
                                                                                                                    and small. 5 bedrooms, 3       29 candidates. According to Debra Taylor, LNSU Superintendent,
                                                                                                                    baths, 10 acres with barn      “Emilie comes to us with extensive experience as both a classroom
                                                                                                                    and paddocks and water to      teacher and administrator. We are fortunate to have someone with
                                                                                      all, large open area and master bedroom is to die for. A     her well rounded background and we look forward to working with
                                                                                      must see home. $469,000.                                     her.” An open house was held on Wednesday, August 19, at
                                                                                                                                                   Waterville Elementary School, which serves Waterville and Belvidere,
                                                                                                                                                   so that members of those communities could meet Smith.
                                                                                                                                                   Cub Scout Pack 621 registration
                                                                                                                                                      Cub Scout Pack 621 will be holding its annual Round-Up kickoff
                                                                                                                                                   and registration at Mills Riverside Park on Friday, September 11 at
                                                                                                              6:30 PM. This is your chance to come and meet current members of
                                                                                                              the pack and/or to get information about joining our pack. We will
                                                                                                                                                   have a campfire, stories, skits and a good time! Pack 621 serves
                                                                                                                                                   boys in the Jericho Elementary School District.
                                                                                                                                                      Cub Scouting is for boys in first through fifth grades and it builds
                                                                                                                                                         its activities around the family. Parents can help with projects
                                                                                                                                                         and advancement programs at home as well as work on a pack
                                                                                                                                                         level. Cub Scouts meet biweekly in small den groups and
                                                                                                                                                         monthly as members of the pack for fun and games, skits,
                                                                                                                                                         ceremonies and recognition. The Cub Scout program allows
                                                                                                                                                         boys to grow through a wide variety of activities like camping,
                                                                                                                                                         fishing, hiking, archery, skits, songs, crafts, and much, much
                                                                                                                                                             For more in-
                                                                                                                                                         formation or if
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                                                                                                                                                         Pack 621 at:
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                       WELCOME HOME                                                    CVAA Senior Meals                                          RECIPES BY MARIAN TOBIN
                                                                           The Champlain Valley Agency on Aging offers an ongoing series
Look                                                                    of special meals for groups of seniors at a variety of restaurants in      Banana Butternut Squash Soup
                                                                        the area. The schedule is listed below. All seniors are welcome to join    Serves 8-12
who’s a                                                                 the group and enjoy lunch with neighbors and friends. Participating        4-5 lbs. squash, cubed to one inch
                                                                                                                                                   8 chopped onions
grampa!                                                                 seniors must be at least 60 years old, or the spouse of someone at
                                                                        least 60 years old. Suggested donation for meals is $3 at Covenant         6 Tbsp. butter
    Tom Kilcollins,                                                     Church and United Church; for meals at other sites, $5. Transporta-        6 Tbsp. olive oil
 born and raised in Jeri-                                               tion may be available if needed. Reservations are required for these       2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
 cho, is a man of many                                                  meals and may be arranged ahead of time by calling 865-0360.               2 cups water
 traits. He is a great                                                     Thursday, August 20 – Holiday Inn, Willow Room, 11:00 AM                4 very, very ripe bananas (can be previously frozen), chopped
 friend to many, loving                                                 check in; 11:30 AM. Turkey buffet.                                         1/4 cup fresh or stale beer (optional)
 father of three girls,                                                    Friday, August 21 – United Church, Hinesburg, 12:00 noon. Cold          Ground cayenne pepper to taste
 and if he hasn’t fixed                                                 sliced ham, mustard, Denise’s macaroni salad, three bean salad, whole      Fine sea salt to taste
 your car or painted                                                    wheat bulky roll, sherbet.                                                 1. Melt butter in soup pot (cast iron Dutch oven).
 your motorcycle yet,                                                      Monday, August 24 – Covenant Church, Essex Ctr., 12:00 noon.            2. Add olive oil and stir.
 chances are he will.                                                   Macaroni & beef soup, three bean salad, biscuit, tapioca pudding.          3. Add squash and onions. Cook 20 min. over medium heat, or
  These days Tom has Tom Kilcollins holding his new grand-                 Tuesday, August 25 – JP’s Diner & Deli, Essex, 10:30 AM check                until onions are transparent, stirring occasionally.
 a new role to add, be- son, Isaiah.        PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
                                                                        in, 11:00 AM lunch. Roast pork.                                            4. Add stock and water.
ing a grampa! Oldest daughter Meghan and her husband Lumiere                                                                                       5. Cook 20 min. or until squash is soft and tender.
                                                                           Wednesday, August 26 – Ponderosa, Williston, 11:00 AM check
welcomed a baby boy, Isaiah Briel Viens. Isaiah was born at home                                                                                   6. Add bananas; simmer another 10 or 15 min.
                                                                        in, 11:15 AM lunch. All you can eat buffet.
on July 16 weighing 7 lbs., 2 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches. Tom is                                                                                7. Remove from heat and let cool.
                                                                           Thursday, August 27 – Dutch Mill, Shelburne Road, 10:30 AM
already planning hunting and fishing trips with his new grandson.                                                                                  8. Separate solids from liquids; reserve liquid.
                                                                        check in, 11:00 AM lunch. Baked stuffed chicken.
 He has a brand new set of ears for his storytelling, and the family                                                                               9. Blend solids in food processor or blender until they form a
                                                                           Friday, August 28 – United Church, Hinesburg, 12:00 noon. Pot
is ecstatic about the new addition. Congratulations, Grampa!                                                                                            smooth paste.
                                                                        roast, red potatoes, vegetable medley, dinner roll, butterscotch pud-
                        LIBRARY NEWS                                    ding.                                                                      10. Combine broth and paste in pot.
                                                                           Monday, August 31 – Covenant Church, Essex Ctr., 12:00 noon.            11. Set heat to medium.
           DEBORAH RAWSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY,                             Creamy macaroni and cheese, Harvard beets, pumpernickel bread,             12. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
                            UNDERHILL                                   carrot cake.                                                               13. Slowly add beer if using.
   Art in the library for August is photographs by Stu Hall.               Tuesday, September 1 – Dutch Mill, Shelburne Rd., Shelburne,            14. Serve either hot or cold.
   Every Thursday in August from 3:00-6:00 PM the Big Red Book          10:30 AM check in, 11:00 AM lunch. Baked stuffed chicken.
Barn will be open! Stop by the new and improved Farmers’ Market            Wednesday, September 2 – Ponderosa, Williston, 11:00 AM check
and then walk to the barn. Every book will be just 25 cents! Also a     in, 11:15 AM lunch. All you can eat buffet.
table of bestsellers at special prices is available.
                                                                                                                                                  Andres Carter MMU Alumni
                                                                           Thursday, September 3 – Bridge Street Café, Richmond, 10:30
   Join our gardeners Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM and Satur-           AM check in, 11:00 AM lunch. Ham dinner.                                  Soccer Games to be held August 23
days from 9:00-11:00 AM. Bring tools and learn a lot!                      In addition, CVAA-sponsored meals for seniors are offered on an           The Andrea Carter MMU Alumni Soccer Games will be held
   The Board of Trustees meets Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 PM.          ongoing basis at the following establishments. Tickets must be pre-       Sunday, August 23 at Richmond Recreation Fields. The MMU
Everyone is welcome to attend. This is the month we start prepar-       sented before ordering. For details about the special ticket program,     Girls Soccer Alumni vs. 2009 MMU Girls Varsity will start at
ing our budget for the 2010-2011 year.                                  call 865-0360.                                                            11:00 AM and the MMU Boys Soccer Alumni vs. 2009 MMU
   The mystery book group is reading A Suitable Vengeance by               A.J.’s Kitchen, 85 Main St., Essex Jct. – open menu; tickets           Boys Varsity will start at 1:00 PM. Registration: $20 payable to
Elizabeth George. Discussion will be Wed., August 26 at 7:00 PM.        limited. Sunday-Tuesday, 5:00 AM – 2:00 PM, and Wednesday-                Friends of MMU Soccer. All proceeds benefit MMU Boys and
   We have new passes for the Vermont State Park day use areas and      Saturday, 5:00 AM – 8:00 PM.                                              Girls Soccer and the Andrea Carter Scholarship Fund. Registration
The Birds of Vermont Museum. Call the library for details.                 Bridge Street Café, Richmond – breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or-        Fee includes MMU Soccer T-Shirt. Questions? Contact Eric Barker
   The library will be starting a new subscription for downloadable     dered before 5:30 PM) Monday-Thursday. Regular menu excluding             at or 355-0160
audio books from Recorded Books. Watch our website for more             shrimp, steak, and some specials.
information.                                                               Dutch Mill, Shelburne Rd., Shelburne – Tuesday-Sunday, 7:30                          SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETINGS
   Library hours: Tuesday 12:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday 10:00 AM           AM – 2:00 PM.
– 6:00 PM, Thursday 12:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00                Old Yankee, 4A Jericho East, Jericho. Meals Wednesday-Sunday,
PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, closed Sunday and Monday.              3:00 – 5:00 PM. Order off senior menu.                                                       CESU meetings
For information on any of the library’s programs, call 899-4962.           Pizza Putt, Airport Parkway, So. Burlington – lunch or dinner,            Tuesday, August 25, Underhill ID School Board meeting, 7:00
         JERICHO TOWN LIBRARY, JERICHO CENTER                           seven days a week. Choice of spaghetti with marinara sauce or             PM at Underhill ID Elementary School.
   The Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE) is again offering the          baked ziti with tomato sauce and cheese, salad, garlic bread or roll,        Thursday, August 27, Mt. Mansfield Union School Board meet-
summer reading incentive program. To participate, students must         soda, coffee, or milk.                                                    ing, 7:30 PM at Browns River Middle School.
be in kindergarten through 8th grade. This program runs from June          Ponderosa, Williston – lunch buffet, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Mon-             Tuesday, September 1, Underhill Central School Board meeting,
to mid-August. To register, come in to the library and receive a        day-Friday. Tickets are limited.                                          6:30 PM at Underhill Central School.
voucher and check out at least one book. On the completion of
reading three books, a parent/guardian signs the voucher. Then re-                                ENGAGEMENTS                                                   EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
turn to the library and exchange it for a ribbon. The student must                               DUVAL-LYNCH
wear the ribbon for free, all-day admission to the fair on Monday,                                                                                  RNs/LPNs/LNAs needed to join the culture change at The
                                                                           Danny P. Duval Jr., son of Danny P. Duval Sr. of Colchester, VT
August 31. At noon students will be recognized in a special program     and Christina Polek of Westford, VT, and Laura M. Lynch, daughter           Manor in Morrisville. Apply today for full-time, part-time
in the Coca-Cola grandstand.                                            of Mr. and Mrs. James Lynch Jr. of Castleton, VT, announce their            or per diem hours. We offer a generous wage and benefits
   Monday, August 24 from 6:30-8:00 PM: Do you like to write?           engagement. A May 29, 2010 wedding is planned.                              package, including a matching 403B retirement plan and invite
Elise Doner is hosting a writers’ club for adults. This is a free                                                                                   you to join us. For more information, please contact Human
program open to the public (can register but not necessary). For                               CAMPUS HONORS                                        Resources, The Manor, 577 Washington Highway, Morrisville,
more information call Elise Doner at 899-2644.
                                                                                                                                                    VT      05661 802-888-8700 or apply online at
   If anyone wants to volunteer to be a part of the catalog automa-       Abigail Peterson, daughter of Underhill,VT residents Robert
tion project underway there is still more work to be done, which        and Judith Peterson, was named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College’s
includes computer and non-computer tasks. So if you have even an        Roy H. Park School of Communications for the spring 2009 term
extra hour or two please consider helping. For more information call    with a GPA of 3.7.                                                                  BUSINESS DIRECTORY
the library at 899-4686.
   Story time including craft and snack is held every Wednesday                                    CLASSIFIEDS
upstairs at 10:00 AM. Come share the joy of books, finger plays,
flannel board, and songs with guitar music.
                                                                                                    SERVICES                                          AUTO REPAIRS / SERVICE
                                                                        Piano lessons, year-round, classical/contemporary styles. Ages 7½
   The Board of Trustees meets regularly the first Thursday of the      through adult. Monday-Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM. Mornings
month at 7:00 PM at the library. The public is welcome so join us at    available for homeschoolers and adults. Joanne Rawson, VMTA.
our upcoming meetings on August 6 and September 3. The hours for        899-3945. 9/17
the Jericho Town Library on the Green are Monday and Friday
1:00-5:00 PM, Wednesday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00-6:00                 Housecleaner, honest, reliable, thorough, references. Call 849-6874
PM, Saturday 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. For more information call 899-           or 527-5352. 8/2
4686 or email us at .
                   WESTFORD TOWN LIBRARY                                                             WANTED
   Upcoming Events:
   Thursday, August 20, 11:00 AM, Storytime. Stories and activi-        I buy old books – also letters, documents, ledgers, diaries, etc.
ties for preschoolers. Theme: Airplanes.                                Marie Tedford, (802) 899-4447, or email
   Friday, August 21, 1:00-2:00 PM, R.E.A.D. with JR. Hey 1st,
2nd and 3rd graders.....JR the Newfie, a Delta and therapy dog,                                   LEGAL NOTICE
wants you to read to him! Preregistration and signed parent permis-
sion slip required. Call for details. This is JR’s last visit for the   TOWN OF JERICHO – DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD
summer.                                                                           NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
   Saturday, August 22, 6:30 PM, Women’s Game Night. Join this
fun and welcoming group for food, laughter and board games.
   Wednesday, August 27, 11:00 PM, Storytime. Stories and activi-            The Jericho Development Review Board will hold a
ties for preschoolers. Theme: Collecting Things.                             public hearing on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at
   Friday, August 28, 6 PM: Strategy and Board Games for Teens               7:00 PM in the Jericho Town Hall to consider the
and Adults. Hosted by Matt Taylor.
   Recent Additions to the Collection: Adult Fiction: The White
                                                                             following:                                                            CHIMNEY SWEEP / REPAIRS
Tiger (Adiga), The Gate House (DeMille), & Fairfax resident Nancy             •    A request by Brian and Frederica Jones for
Volkers’ debut novel A Scottish Ferry Tale. Adult Nonfiction: The
Heart of Understanding (Hanh), Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted                 Sketch Plan Review of a 3-Lot subdivision. The
Kennedy (Boston Globe).                                                            property is located at Steeplebush Road in the
   The Westford Public Library is open Wednesday 1:00 – 7:00                       Rural Residential Zoning District.
PM, Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Friday 12:00 – 6:00 PM and                   •    A request by Robert and June Bugbee for Final
Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. We can be reached at 878-5639,                        Plan Review of a 7-Lot subdivision. The property or .                           is located off of Lee River Road and will be
              VARNUM LIBRARY, JEFFERSONVILLE                                       accessed by an extension of Twin Meadow Lane
   The Varnum Memorial Library is open on Mondays and Tues-                        and is located in the Village Center District.
days from 1:00-8:00 PM, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00-                    •    A request by O’Brien Fay South, LLC for Final
12:00 noon. It can be reached at 644-2117 and is located at 194                    Plan Review for a 4 lot subdivision. Said property
Main Street in Jeffersonville.                                                     is located adjacent to Vermont 117, Barber Farm
                                                                                   Road and Tarbox Road and is in the Agricultural
Westford seniors resume meetings                                                   and River Districts.
  The next Westford senior lunch will be held on Monday, Septem-
ber 14. Senior luncheons occur on the second Monday of the month             All interested persons may appear and be heard.
and take place in the Red Brick Meeting House on the Westford                Written materials may be viewed in the Zoning Office
Common at 12:00 noon. A hot meal is served followed by a short
business meeting and often a program of interest. All are welcome            during regular business hours. Seth Jensen, Town
and there is no need to RSVP. For information, call 372-8364.                Planner, Town of Jericho.
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Travis Roy finds a                                      O’Conner who, with the help of neighbors and
                                                        friends, built the two little ballparks, Little Fenway
                                                                                                                                                            JUST MARRIED
field of dreams on                                      in 1999 and Little Wrigley in 2007. “It was a
                                                        community effort,” Pat O’Conner said. “We had
                                                                                                                    Morgan Jean Bender, daughter of Dennis and
                                                                                                                                                                            Luke LeClair was best ma. The ushers were
Cilley Hill Road                                        a crew of good-hearted, generous, wonderful
                                                                                                                 Sandra Bender of Johnson, VT, and Craig Robert
                                                                                                                 Luce, son of Stephen and Angela Luce of Underhill,
                                                                                                                                                                        Evan Jewell, Steve Furlong, Andrew Puttick, Amos
                                                                                                                                                                        Robinson, Jeremy Chevalier, Jeff Medor, and
                 By Richard Mindell                        After Pat O’Conner learned of Travis Roy and          VT, were united in marriage Saturday, June 20,         Mike Medor.
          Special to the Mountain Gazette               his Foundation, he agreed to allow the Foundation        2009. Justice of the Peace Michael McKnight of-            A reception followed the ceremony, after which
    We all have dreams. Kids dream of Christmas         to use his ballparks to help raise money by host-        ficiated at the double-ring ceremony at the couple’s   the couple left for their trip to Wells, ME.
morning and summer vacations. Working folks             ing the annual Wiffle Ball Tournament, in July,          Underhill residence.                                       Mrs. LeClair graduated from Colchester High
dream of Friday afternoons. Even dogs dream, of         2001. More than 200 people showed up on open-               Holly Rice was maid of honor. Jason McKnight        School and St. Michael’s College. She is a sixth-
what I’m not sure, but I can imagine it has some-       ing day and the Vermont Air National Guard               was best man.                                          grade teacher at Project Soar in St. Albans, VT.
thing to do with food. Some of us dream of other        thrilled the fans with an F-16 flyover. After eight         A reception followed the ceremony, after which      Her husband graduated from Mississquoi Valley
things, like running around the base paths at           years, the Travis Roy Annual Wiffle Ball Tourna-         the couple left for their trip to Saratoga Springs,    Union High School and St. Michael’s College, and
Fenway Park or Wrigley Field. Dreams can be             ment has become the Foundation’s top fundraising         NY. A trip is also planned for Vieques, Puerto Rico    is an art teacher at Project Soar.
exotic, exciting, frightening, and can even give us     event.                                                   in November.                                               The couple resides in Swanton.
cause for hope.                                            Travis Roy was a standout high school hockey             Mrs. Luce graduated from Vermont College of                          PALAGONIA-GAY
    But some people have more basic dreams,             player from Colchester who, as a freshman at Bos-        Norwich University. She is employed as a QA                Christina Palagonia,
dreams of doing things the rest of us take for          ton University, suffered a catastrophic spinal cord      analyst at iSystems LLC in Colchester, VT. Her         daughter of Athony and
granted…like walking. Travis Roy is one of those        injury when an opponent checked him into the             husband graduated from the University of Ver-          Patricia Palagonia of
people.                                                 boards in his first game at BU, in 1995. The colli-      mont and works as a physical therapist at Copley       Underhill, VT, and Mat-
    Last weekend Travis Roy watched the Travis          sion was so severe it fractured a bone in his spine      Hospital. The couple resides in Underhill.             thew Gay, son of
Roy Foundation 8th Annual Wiffle Ball tourna-           that caused him to lose the use of his legs. Since                        JEWELL-LECLAIR                        MaryLou and Richard
ment held each year at “Little Fenway Park” and         then, Travis has dedicated his life to helping oth-         Erika Lynn Jewell,                                   Smith of Vergennes, VT
“Little Wrigley Field” on Cilley Hill Road. The         ers who suffer from paralysis due to spinal cord         daughter of Lorna Jewell                                and Michael Gay of
tournament raises money to benefit victims of           injuries achieve their dream of one day being able       of Colchester, VT and                                   Shelburne, VT, were
spinal cord injuries who suffer from paralysis.         to walk again. Toward that end he established the        Randy and Kelley Jewell                                 united in marriage on Saturday, July 11, 2009.
This year’s tournament raised more than 100,000         Travis Roy Foundation in 1997.                           of Jericho, VT, and Jesse                                  Justice of the Peace Beth Diamond officiated
dollars. Since the tournament started in 2001, it          “My dream?” Travis said. “My dream is to              David LeClair, son of                                   at the double-ring ceremony at Basin Harbor Club,
has raised more than 700,000 dollars, all of which      walk again.” Travis pointed out it can sometimes         David and Melody                                        Vergennes, VT.
goes to funding research and providing equipment,       be just a matter of time…and money. “The more            LeClair of Swanton, VT,                                    Kristen Sullivan and Julie Palagonia were maids
such as wheelchairs, to victims of life-altering spi-   money we raise for research the sooner it’s going        were united in marriage                                 of honor. The bridesmaids were Melissa Dragon
nal cord accidents.                                     to happen,” he said.                                     Saturday, June 27, 2009.                                and Stephanie Gay. Lydia Dragon and Jillian
    How appropriate the tournament is held every           Pat O’Conner has a dream too. “My dream is               Thomas Chevalier, uncle of the groom, offici-       Dragon were flower girls.
year at our own community treasure, our own             that one day Travis will be able to run around the       ated at the ceremony at Franklin County Field              Walter Warner was best man. Ushers were
little field of dreams, “Little Fenway” and “Little     bases at his own tournament.”                            Days.                                                  Michael Palagonia and Ron Dragon. Christopher
Wrigley Field,” snuggled up on Cilley Hill Rd. and         If it can happen anywhere, surely it can happen          Jessica Grant was matron of honor. The brides-      Palagonia and Ben Palagonia were ring bearers.
juxtaposed in a most unexpected pastoral setting.       here, at “Little Fenway Park” and “Little Wrigley        maids were Justina Jennett, Jennifer Morgan,               A reception followed the ceremony, after which
Both fields, scaled-down replicas of the real           Field,” our own little Fields of Dreams.                 Melissa Jewell, Andrea Stamm, Kelley Lynch,            the couple left for their trip to Maine. They reside
Fenway Park, with its own Green Monster, and               For more information, contact the Travis Roy          Jacqueline Stevens, Jennifer Stevens, and Nina         in Fairfax, VT.
Wrigley Field, with its ivy-covered brick outfield      Foundation via the web or at 617-619-8257.
walls, are the dreams come true of Pat and Beth                                                                  Firewood applications being accepted
                                                                                                                    Applications are now being accepted for the         for Monday, September 14, 2009 from 9:00 AM
                                                                                                                 Lamoille County Firewood Project. This program         to 3:00 PM. If you are eligible to receive wood and
                                                                                                                 was designed to assist individuals and families who    are physically able, please set aside this date to
                                                                                                                 are not eligible for other fuel assistance programs.   pick up your wood.
                                                                                                                 Those receiving wood should be willing and able           The Lamoille County Firewood Project is a
                                                                                                                 to transport their wood. For those that are not        community based project whose goal is to glean
                                                                                                                 physically able to transport their wood, volun-        and distribute firewood to people in our commu-
                                                                                                                 teers will be available for delivery.                  nity. We are always in need of volunteers to cut,
                                                                                                                    To find out if you are eligible for this program,   split, transport and stack wood as this is an ongo-
                                                                                                                 please call or visit the Community Action office at    ing project. To learn more about this program, or if
                                                                                                                 197 Harrel Street, 888-7995, or you may visit the      you have wood to donate, please call Dawn at the
                                                                                                                 United Way of Lamoille County website at               United Way office, 888-3252. If you are inter-
                                                                                                        and click on firewood appli-        ested in volunteering for this project, call Dan
                                                                                                                 cation.                                                Noyes at the Volunteer Center, 888-2190.
                                                                                                                    A wood distribution date has been scheduled

                                                                                                                                                            54th Annual
                                                                                                                                                           Chicken BBQ
                                                                                                                         Monday, September 7 • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
                                                                                                                        Brown’s River Middle School, River Rd., Jericho
                                                                                                                            Advance Tickets: Adult - $10.50, Seniors - $10.00, Children - $8.25
                                                                                                                       Tickets bought at the door: Adult - $ 11.00, Seniors - $10.50, Children - $8.50
                                                                                                                   Menu: Wetherbee’s BBQ chicken, cole slaw,
                                                                                                                   baked beans, rolls, beverage, and dessert
                                                                                                                       Take outs are available as well as advanced sale tickets, most Underhill
                                                                                                                    Jericho businesses will have tickets especially Clark’s Truck Center
                                                                                                                    where several of the volunteers work.
                                                                                                                       The UJFD will split the profits 50/50 with the Vermont Military
                                                                                                                    Family Emergency Assistance Fund (VMFEAF) that helps Vermont
                                                                                                                    National Guard Families that are being deployed to Afghanistan. There
                                                                                                                    are 51 families from Underhill and Jericho which are being affected by
                                                                                                                    this deployment.

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