Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Page 1 Senior Profiles Pages 7-11 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: http://sites.google.com/site/sunflowersforcarrie/. 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 mont. 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 - Page 2 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 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. RICHMOND AUTO SALES INC. LIBRARY Where 802-434-5410 your car will Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles love the service! Please check www.richmondfreelibraryvt.org for the calendar of events and other information on programs and services. Also, our Foreign& Domestic Car Repairs newest adult acquisitions are under “New Stuff.” State Inspections After a very hectic couple of weeks we are mostly operational ASE Certified Master Technician and off manual mode but it will take some time before the database 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. Business Directory ads 3.25” x 1.5” $18.00 each Must buy 5 - $90.00 3.25” x 3” $23.00 each Must buy 5 - $115.00 www.vtpoolsrus.com Call Brenda at (802) 453-6354 to place your ad. Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Page 3 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, www.artistsmediums.com . 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 MOUNTAIN 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 www.artistsmediums.com . 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 www.bryangallery.blogspot.org or from public buildings, visitors will engage with an array of tools for Route 15 • Jeri-Hill Plaza • Jericho www.bryangallery.org . 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, emilegruppegallery.com . 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 www.calvarychurchvt.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org – www.jerichocovenantchurch.org 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 email@example.com www. GoodShepherdJericho.org 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.jccvt.org 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- BACK TO SCHOOL VT Rt. 15, Jericho (next to Town Hall) Rev. Patrice Goodwin, Pastor, 899-4288 DRIVE SAFELY Sunday Worship Service,10:00 AM; Children’s Sunday School, 10:00 AM The Mountain Gazette www.troyconference.org/jumc or JerichoUMC@troyconference.org MOUNT MANSFIELD 6558 VT RT 116 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP UNITARIAN FELLO Watch for Children A Liberal Spiritual Community Starksboro, VT 05487 P.O. Box 150, Jericho, VT 05465 phone 899-5219 ~ website www.mmuuf.org Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair We gather at 9:30 AM at the Jericho Elementary School Phone: (802) 453-6354 Fax: (802) 453-2468 on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of September-June Email: email@example.com Wrecker Service • Brakes • Exhaust • beginning Sunday, September 14, 2008 for worship, reflection, growth, and support. Website: www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Shocks & Struts All are welcome. 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Page 4 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 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 www.chaffeeartcenter.org 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- email@example.com . 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, www.fctcvt.org Burlington. Contact www.dirtminers.com . 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 www.breadandbones.com . 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 www.basinharbor.com . www.dorsettheaterfestival.org . 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 www.dorsettheatrefestival.org , by calling 802-867-5777, Bergeron in Jericho and St. Albans Beginning in September. Call Morrisville. Contact www.myspace.com/mistercasualsings . 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 JBoraz@aol.com . 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 www.ontherisebakery.net. 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 www.vergennesday.com. 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 www.rebeccapadula.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 www.vergennesday.com 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 www.StoweArts.com . 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 www.starlinerhythmboys.com 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 Julie@coolmoonyoga.com . 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 www.vt-fcgs.org/library or email us at email@example.com . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 www.WaterburyFestivalPlayers.com or by phone at 802-498-3755. email@example.com . 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 Underhillplaygroup@yahoo.com . 878-7405 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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- Ongoing Events continued on page 5 Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Page 5 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 www.cchsvt.org 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- DAY door. Call coordinators Jon and Tammy Brown, 872-8333, for infor- unteer for firefighting, dispatching, FREE mation. ND! radio communications, computer TAX T 22 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, US AUG 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 email@example.com . information or check out the Dakini Studio website at http:// Westford Food Shelf, open on dakinistudio.wordpress.com . 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 OBITUARIES (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 funeralhomes.com . 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 fh.com . Page 6 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 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. BEAUTY 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- DENTAL CARE DENTAL CARE back periods than most banks have been willing to offer. I am proud to have been a key supporter of this innovative new option for Vermont towns. ALDER BROOK As I campaigned throughout the county, small business owners spoke to me of the heavy burden they carried in workers’ compen- DENTAL ASSOCIATES, P.C. sation costs. As I researched this issue, it became clear that some businesses are misclassifying their employees to dishonestly re- Full Service Hair Salon for Men, Women & Children duce their workers’ comp costs. For example, one construction com- pany involved in building the Lowe’s in South Burlington was found Tues. 8:00-7:00, Wed. 8:00 - 7:00, Thurs. 8:00 - 3:30, to be classifying high-risk steel erectors as laborers to reduce their Fri. 8:00 - 6:00, Sat. 7:30 - 12:00 Walk-ins Only costs. This results in a cost shift to the great majority of honest Route 15 • 899-2068 businesses. On the Senate floor, Senator Racine and I led the effort 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 glad to report that Westford will receive $148K in stimulus educa- tion funds to ward off local tax increases, while Bolton will receive Quality Dental Care for the entire family in a relaxed $36K, Underhill will receive $100K, and Jericho will receive $108K. and friendly environment. Conveniently located across Additionally, the Jericho Underhill Water District has been awarded from Essex Shoppes and Cinema. $145K in water supply stimulus dollars for water line and meter replacement. 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Our physical therapists provide patients with the most progressive methods of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. 61 Huntington Road Richmond, VT 434-8495 WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Page 7 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 heat.” 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 Village. 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 Our Senior Citizens 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. Florist Serving the community since 1943 Clark went on to work for G.W. Tatro. He agreed to take on a Burlington Essex Jct. construction project in North Troy, as long as he didn’t have to do the final phase, which involved a twelve-inch iron pipe that was to 62 Church St. • 658-2610 10 Lincoln St. • 878-8113 be suspended under a bridge and insulated. 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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.” KEITH AGENCY Insurance Property & Casualty, Auto, Home, Business, Snowmobile, and ATV. 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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- ing. 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. Full Service Hair Salon for Men, Women & Children He remembers helping out the original caretaker when he was a boy. Tues. 8:00-7:00, Wed. 8:00 - 7:00, Thurs. 8:00 - 3:30, Starting in 1972, it became his job. For years he did all the work Fri. 8:00 - 6:00, Sat. 7:30 - 12:00 Walk-ins Only himself, but lately he’s gotten others to help him out. 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Their www.thurgate.com award winning homes reflect the pride of quality workmanship. 44 Lamoille View Lane, Suite 101 Jeffersonville, VT 05464-0099 (802) 644-2658 • (800) 649-9147 Page 10 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 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 memories 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 last. “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 Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Page 11 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. PHOTOS 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. Roberts father Orivill loved oxen. PROTECT YOUR NEST-EGG DON’T BE A VICTIM OF INVESTMENT FRAUD OR ABUSE! You can easily learn: the telltale signs of common scams, how to check a seller’s l icense, and how to know if a sales practice or product is legal. Questions or concerns? Call Toll Free: (877) 550-3907 OR Visit Us Onl ine: www.vermontinvestorprotection.info Page 12 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 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- Underhill Properties ing this discussion are efforts by Hindes, Lamoille Union High Be Independent and 17 Briar Patch Lane $259,000. Attractive colonial on 2+ pri- School Principal Brian Schaffer and Green Mountain Technology and Career Center “in opening doors for opportunities for middle Live with Dignity and Respect vate acres with seasonal views to Mt Mansfield. This 3 bed- 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 In Your Own Home much to offer: Large open family room with students are ready academically for the challenges of high school and whatever comes after.” 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 Ramps ADA Bathrooms Widen Doorways able contemporary meets the academic and social criteria to take high school classes. In home! Designed by the past, differences in team schedules meant that students on some Grab Bars Ease Thresholds Marcel Beaudin, this teams were unable to take advantage of this opportunity. home on 13 acres with Down the hall from Lamoille Middle School, Lamoille Union GREAT views of Mt High School welcomes a number of new faculty members. William General Carpentry - Senior Discounts - Woodworking Mansfield offers 3 bed- Widen joins the Math Department, replacing long-time instructor rooms with 3.5 baths, James Noyes, who retired at the end of the last school year. Nichole horse barn and water to Village Carpentry & Woodworking barn. Open floor plan on main living level, master bed- LeFaivre, a recent graduate of Johnson State College, is the new dance instructor. Reina Guarnaccia replaces Carolyn Frederick, teach- room has much to offer and each bedroom has it’s own ing Spanish in the Fine Arts Department. Carolyn Smiles joins the Jericho, Vermont • 899-4209 private bath. A must see home! $582,000. staff as the school-to-work transition specialist. Recently reduced in price, this 3300+ square 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 www.pleasantvalleygroup.com 6:30 PM. This is your chance to come and meet current members of firstname.lastname@example.org 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 more! For more in- formation or if you are unable to attend our Round-up event, contact MODEL OPEN DAILY OR CALL FOR APPOINTMENT Cub Scout Pack 621 at: email@example.com or 899-1048 or visit http:// pack621.us . Mountain Gazette • August 20, 2009 www.mountaingazetteofvermont.com Page 13 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 SPORTS 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 Eric.Barker@cesu.k12.vt.us 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 www.themanorvt.org 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 Jerichotownlibrary@gmail.com . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or www.westford.lib.vt.us . 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. 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The ushers were Cilley Hill Road a crew of good-hearted, generous, wonderful people.” 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- www.uwlamoille.org 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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