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MIDDLEBURY — The rising price of copper has led to an increase in crime, and Vermont is not immune. The Vermont State Police and Vermont Department of Public Service, along with officials from Vermont Electric Cooperative, Green Mountain Power and Central Vermont Public Service, released a new warning about the dangers of copper theft. The latest warning was issued July 29 after a wave of break-ins, including recent incidents at two Vermont Electric Cooperative substations and two Green Mountain Power substations. “The person or persons responsible for these thefts do not realize the extreme danger they put themselves into. Cutting a ground wire is not without risk as they carry current and the effect could be deadly,” said engineer Hans E. Mertens of the Vermont Department of Public Service. “The value of copper stolen can never outweigh the value of a life.” Mertens said several deaths have occurred in the past year as criminals attempted to remove copper content from electric utility fences and equipment. Copper thieves routinely target vacant business and homes as well as electrical substations, cellular telephone towers and silos, telephone land lines, railroads and water wells, according to Mertens. People who see anything suspicious near a substation or a utility property should call 911.
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firstname.lastname@example.org MIDDLEBURY — It’s as if downtown Middlebury has awakened from its deep, Rip Van Winkle sleep. Following the more flamboyant lead of neighboring communities such as Vergennes and Bristol, the shire town is finally hopping with year-round fun. Starting the year off with a zesty chili festival and moving on to the swinging Festival on the Green event—plus coupled with easy, visually appealing vehicle, bike and pedestrian access from U.S. Route 7 (Court Street) via the new Cross Street Bridge—downtown Middlebury is now the place to be when the sun shines and when it doesn’t. Add to the above mix the much-anticipated premier of the Midd Summer Festival this weekend at the Marble Works by the Falls—Saturday, Aug. 6—and you have an ideal reason to add Middlebury to your “must see frequently” list. This new annual event is organized by the Better Middlebury Partnership. It’s a simple idea to understand—it’s a daylong celebration of Vermont beer, wine, and cheese. See MIDD SUMMER FEST, page 6
DEEP-SEA DIVER JR. — Justin Shafritz, 7, of South Burlington enjoys trying on a vintage 1930s Mark-V diving helmet at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes last week. The metal helmet—along with its accompanying rubberized accessories—was used in the lake for commercial vessel cleaning work. With a surface-air supply, helmeted divers could stay underwater far longer than modern SCUBA divers. Photo by Lou Varricchio
Locals to compete in Dragon Boat Fest By Lou Varricchio
Middlebury and Hinesburg dragon-boat teams from Danforth Pewter, Citizens Bank and NRG Wind pictured in action at last year’s Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival to benefit cancer. Over 2,000 paddlers have registered for this year’s event on the Burlington waterfront to be held Sunday, Aug. 7. Photo by Chris Ryan
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury and Hinesburg are well represented at the annual Dragonheart Vermont’s Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival held at the Burlington waterfront. The boat teams, including Danforth Pewter, Citizens Bank and NRG Wind, return for the watery action again at the 2011 festival to be held this Sunday, Aug. 7. The Dragon Boat festival has grown in size over the years. This
year ’s event will draw the largest group of participants with over 2,000 registered paddlers for the cancer-fighting fundraising races. Teams typically represents businesses (small and large), local clubs, neighborhood teams, families, and breast-cancer survivor teams. Festival teams are international. Teams from both the U.S. and Canada are registered and will join Dragonheart Vermont in the daylong community celebration. The 40-foot-long dragon boats See DRAGON BOAT FEST, page 6
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Coffeys claim wins in Vermont Sun Triathlon SALISBURY — Twenty seven-year-old Brett Nichols, of Brookline, Mass., missed breaking the Vermont Sun Triathlon course record by just three seconds. He won in 59 minutes and seven seconds last week. Mike Winn of Queensbury, N.Y., took second, over two minutes behind in
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Multi-County 4-H Dairy Show attracts local children SHELBURNE — The Multi-County 4-H Dairy Show attracted competitors from several Vermont counties who vied for ribbons and championships in fitting and showmanship and conformation. The event was held at Shelburne Farms and hosted by the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H Program in Chittenden, Addison, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Senior championship fitting and showmanship honors went to Ashley Woods, Enosburg. Benjamin Maille, Shelburne, was named the Intermediate Fitting and Showmanship Champion and Adele Biasini, Morrisville, the Junior Fitting and Showmanship Champion. Other fitting and showmanship winners, by age group and in order of class placement were: SENIORS, AGES 15 TO 17: Ashley Woods, Enosburg; Hope Kole, Morrisville; Claire Stoner, Shelburne; Elsa Bock, Shelburne. SENIORS, AGES 14 AND15: Brooke Aicher, Shelburne; Courtney Banach, South
Burlington. INTERMEDIATES, AGES 12 AND 13: Benjamin Maille, Shelburne; Ian Biasini, Morrisville; Nathan Fefee, Shelburne. INTERMEDIATES, AGE 11: Kimberly Jonah, Shelburne; Luke Parent, St. Albans; Isaac Parent, St. Albans. JUNIORS, AGE 10: Nicole LeBlanc, Morrisville; Hattie Moriarty, Stowe; Elizabeth Menard, Fairfield. JUNIORS, AGES 8 AND 9: Adele Biasini, Morrisville; Ellie Bissell, Richmond; Julie Parent, St. Albans. In the conformation classes, based on the age of the animal, not the exhibitor, Morrisville 4-Her Hope Kole's Hooters Talent Pesto was named Grand Supreme Conformation Champion of All Breeds. Other 4-Hers whose animals placed in their respective breed classes, in order of placement, included: AYRSHIRE: Junior and grand champion-Ashley Woods, Enosburg, with her summer yearling heifer, Dale Vista Farm Riggins Kit Kat. This Franklin County 4-Her also earned
VERMONT ART — End Frames, an exhibit of vibrant and brilliantly composed photographs by Caleb Kenna, will be on display at the Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. The exhibit opens with a reception Aug. 12, 5–7 p.m., and runs through Sept. 25. For information, contact the gallery at 802-382-9222. Photo courtesy Jackson Gallery
first place in both the summer yearling heifer and fall yearling heifer classes, the latter showing Dale Vista Poker Delight. BROWN SWISS: Junior and grand champion--Benjamin Maille, Shelburne, with Shelburne Presevaslatte Spring Heifer Calf: Ian Biasini, Morrisville, with Silver Top Total Mistic; Claire Stoner, Shelburne, with Shelburne Vigor Lake; Kimberly Jonah, Shelburne, with Shelburne Vig Lin Tempest; Ellie Bissell, Richmond, with Shelburne Ranson Linea Fall Heifer Calf: Benjamin Maille with Shelburne Presevaslatte; Elsa Bock with Shelburne Polykarp Linea; Brooke Aicher with Shelburne Aug Shirl Java Twin, Nathan Fefee with Shelburne Diamond Bonnie Mocha, all from Shelburne Winter Heifer Calf: Hope Kole, Morrisville, with Silver Top T Priscilla Twin Spring Yearling Heifer: Elsa Bock, Shelburne, with Shelburne Joel Linea; Adele Biasini, Morrisville, with Silver Top Galaxy; Brooke Aicher, Shelburne, with Shelburne Frank Tiki Torch
Triathlon from page 2 County resident living in Vergennes with his wife and two young children. Both Coffey’s are in the 30-34 age group. Bennington's Melissa Rowe was the third place overall women's finisher in 1:13:36. After the Coffey's, other Addison County and Brandon residents posted some excellent finishes. Thirty five-year-old Chas Lyons of East Middlebury continued his rivalry with Middlebury's 54-year-old Steve Hare, by sprinting by him with just 50 yards to the finish to 21 overall in 1:09:21. Hare claimed 22 in 1:09:27. Ten years ago, the two men ran side- by-side for most of this race to place
Summer Yearling Heifer: Courtney Banach, South Burlington, with Shelburne Franklin Texas Eliza HOLSTEIN: Senior and grand champion-Hope Kole, Morrisville, with Hooters Talent Pesto. Junior champion--Hattie Moriarty, Stowe, with Spud Spring Heifer Calf: Elizabeth Menard, Fairfield, with Beauty; Julie Parent, St. Albans, with Snow White Fall Heifer Calf: Hope Kole, Morrisville, with Hooters Atlantic Paisley Winter Heifer Calf: Hattie Moriarty, Stowe, with Spud; Nicole LeBlanc, Morrisville, with Hooters Shottle Pride Two-Year-Old Cow: Hope Kole, Morrisville, with Hooters Talent Pesto JERSEY: Junior and grand champion-Luke Parent, St. Albans with Reeses Spring Yearling Heifer: Luke Parent, St. Albans with Reeses Summer Yearling Heifer: Isaac Parent, St. Albans with Snickers
first and second overall. The next best local finish was delivered by Middlebury’s Steve Watson as he won the 60-64 age group and was 50 overall in 1:18:18. Brandon’s Jesse Bilodeau placed fourth in men’s 20-24 with a 1:20:32, while Panton’s Amy Rice took third in 30-34 with a 1:19:51 time. Two other Brandon men finished 61 and 62 overall as Dough Robinson was eighth in 50-54 (1:22:43) And Neil MacKenzie was 5th in 20-24 (1:23:02). Middlebury’s Jessica Racusin was 11th in women’s 35-39 (1:27:52). New Haven’s Jeremy Ward took eleventh in 35-39 while Vergennes’s Ann-Marie Vannucc was 13th in 35-39 (1:33:58). Salisbury’s Amey Ryan finished 9th in 30-34
(1:36:43) and Jill Smith of Middlebury placed fifth in women’s 50-54 (1:36:55). Robin Curtis of Middlebury finished 7th in men’s 20-24 (1:38:18) while Ashley Calkins, also of Middlebury, was 6th in the 25-29 age group (1:39:55). Danielle Dragon of Salisbury finished 193 overall while placing 12 in the 25-29 age group (2:06:21). For complete results, splits, and other series information, log onto VermontSun.com and click Triathlon Series. The last two events in the Vermont Sun Triathlon Series are Olympic distance races. (.9 mile swim, 24.6 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run). The Lake Dunmore Triathlon is set for Aug. 7, and the Branbury Classic Triathlon will finish the series on Aug. 28.
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From the Editor
Go for the gold
he ongoing debacle that it is the United States government‘s astronomical spending spree is a perfect example of why we should seriously reconsider a return to the good oldfashioned U.S. Gold Standard. Many respected financial pros, such as billionaire former presidential candidate Steve Forbes, contend that the only way to stop the expiring dollar is to back our currency with gold. Utah legislators recently passed a common-sense law that makes gold and silver legal tender, again, in that state. What a smart idea. Without gold or some precious material backing up currency, it’s basically worthless. And what has kept our money afloat since the 1970s is nothing more than Alan Greenspan’s “irrational exuberance”, except that the international reservoir of exuberance is fast evaporating under the dawning of a new age of financial rationalism. So, why not pass a law like Utah’s here in Vermont? Let’s make gold and silver legal tender in the Green Mountain State. Utah’s move was the first shot of a money war that is starting—albeit slowly—to put pressure on the Fed to return to the financial sanity of the Gold Standard. So where will all this gold come from to back up America’s money supply? Red China? No, Red China could care less about helping the poor USA out of its dollar problems; it is too busy mining its own gold to build up its own reserves (what does that tell you about the Chinese embracing of a gold standard?). We must look closer to home and be willing to dig in our own backyard. The Americas—north, south and central—have vast gold deposits that can help regrow our lost wealth and international status. New gold deposits have been discovered in the western U.S. and Canadian arctic. (Even Vermont has some potential for small, commercial native-gold devel-
opment.) It’s clearly time to start digging and stockpiling gold as quickly as we can. For example, take a mining company called Portage Resources, Inc. This firm is deeply invested in Peru’s potentially giant Bonanza Cuerpo gold strike. Some of this gold, found in early Permian-age sediments, could be earmarked for purchase by Uncle Sam when it is fully developed. But we have to be quick and be on-site before the Chinese. According to the Penny Stock Pillager newsletter, “Initial (Portage) drilling tests prove to be so promising that the project has been put on the fast track to production because not only do they want to take advantage of gold’s unprecedented price, but they’d be crazy not to be producing when the U.S. government actually makes the decision to move back to the Gold Standard... it'll be crucial that the government build up a solid stockpile before making the announcement.” All the experts say gold is popular at the moment because it is safe and they say it has no other deeper, financial merit. Well, they’re only half-way correct. Gold will always be a valued commodity; it will always be a safe haven in both troubled times and boom times. Gold behind the U.S. dollar is akin to that confident feeling you have when you’re a pilot of one of those fancy new, light sport aircraft with a ballistic parachute safety system. Or it’s like taking a long motor trip with a fully inflated spare tire. Or it’s like riding a motorcycle with a helmet. Well, you get the point. “Poor financial decisions, soaring oil prices and pressure from China’s exploding economy are driving the U.S. dollar to a 41-year low,” Steve Forbes said as a recent guest of Neil Cavuto on television’s Fox Business Channel. “Going back to the Gold Standard is a must.” It’s time for America to go for the gold— again. Lou Varricchio
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ecause of reasons at which your Humble Scribe can only guess, he is not included in the high-level policy discussions in the executive suites of the public education industry. Thus, it wasn’t until the recent campaign to solve public education’s problems by— yet another—curriculum redesign came to my attention. If you recall—fondly, I’m sure—such past strategic initiatives as New Math, Ebonics, self-directed learning, whole language, and the supposed teaching of basic letters and numbers within an environmentalist weltanschauung, then you’ll not be surprised by two products of the latest pedagogical research and innovation. One calls for an end to the present archaic practice of the wholeclass novel; the other calls for an end to the equally primitive practice of the basal reader. Here’s a quote recently accorded lead-story status on the web page of Education Week (EW), an industry stalwart. “We have now reached a point at which teaching with neither the wholeclass novel nor the basal reader, in which the whole class reads a selection together, is viable. We must end these practices. They are not benefitting the students. “On top of that, our test-obsessed culture depletes our students’ energy, leaving them with little time for meaningful, authentic interactions…” and so on, including a pathosdrenched description of a disruptive student acting goofy when the teacher asked a question on the novel the rest of the class was reading. The preferred instructional model now advocated by EW on behalf of the industry is that the school select the most appropriate novel for each student in the class and employ as many aides as needed to help each student “…decode and comprehend…” each one. It’s also interesting to note that 95 percent of schools use basal readers, but not one has the former popularity of Dick and Jane. Today, we hear, the reader has been exiled for inadequate multi-culturality. Eh? For that argument, read “Losing Our Lan-
Jeter’s 3,000 hit T
he sports news is all about reporting and re-reporting how great a guy the 23-year-old who caught Derek Jeter ’s 3,000 hit ball is for giving Derek back his ballie. And the whole time I’m thinking—yeah, he’s a great guy, but what about Derek Jeter? He’s a great guy, too. Why doesn’t someone ask Derek why he didn’t tell the kid to keep the ball and go cash in? Humans are crazy for junk, man. The ball, the actual one Derek got his 3,000 hit with, isn’t worth anything—nothing, zilch, nada to Derek Jeter or the Hall of Fame. Set the ball on Derek’s kitchen table and what happens? It sets there. Give the ball to the Lopez kid and boom—it’s a house with no mortgage. Derek gives the ball back to the Lopez boy and Babe Ruth hitting a home run for the sick kid doesn’t seem like all that great big a deal anymore. Why the heck dose Derek need the actual ball? He’s got a 35,000-square-foot mansion in Tampa, Fla., which he’s more
guage,” in which author-teacher Sandra Stotsky laid out the sorts of things—such as the use of African or Oriental language bits or the purposeful introduction of story families with all unrelated members—all of which take time to explain and show up in such frequency as to detour the learning of basic English. (Stotsky’s book was written 12 years ago, and hasn’t been seriously rebutted since.) While the Dick and Jane readers have vanished, the once-basic novels—from “Huckleberry Finn” to “Ivanhoe” haven’t. Of course, they’re now all accused of cultural or colonial insensitivity and therefore the innovative educational frontier now should be, as EW reports, letting each student choose his own. Of course this all will require a one to one adult-tostudent ratio to guide a dozen (in Vermont; it would be 22 in Utah) different readers in a given classroom, each digesting a different book. So it’s akinto the crew-to-passenger ratio on a cruise ship, except that all the classroom aides and assistants now have a vested interest in the annual school budget vote. A theory that draws on the new management strategies decided in the K-12 executive suites is partially described in “Losing Our Language”: it says that teachers don’t control their classrooms as they did in the Dick and Jane old days. It seems teachers could very well teach basic reading and math if permitted to do so, but they can’t for the same reason that they aren’t permitted to maintain once-accepted levels of discipline in the classroom. The number of letters and digits to be learned (36) remains unchanged, but there are now ideological mandates which trump the teaching of them.
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than earned and should enjoy. Hell, he should enjoy a 60,000square-foot house if he wants to, if you ask me. If you’ve earned your money, paid your bills, and not hurt anyone, frigged if I’m one to care what you’re spending your money on. If I had riches like a Jeter or Harrison Ford, you’re danged right I’d have a mansion. I’d have me a bedroom bigger than the house I live in now, which is 3,000-square feet—just a shack. So. no, this isn’t a Derek Jeter bashing column. No. I’m a fan. Instead of a Jeter bashing article it’s an article in support of what kind of guy I perceive Jeter to be—which is a great guy. That’s why I’m curious as to why he didn’t just turn the ball back over to the Lopez boy instead of keeping it and allowing it collect dust in a fancy memorabilia case next to the rest of his career chazzerai (KHA-ze-rye) junk. As cool a guy as Jeter is, he’s seemingly no different from the rest of us crazies. We’ll put value on an object that is worthless over putting all the value on what the worthless object represents. Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act “The Logger.” His column appears weekly. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Residents and businesses here in our picturesque Town of Chester, Vt., were thoroughly put to the test for patience and perseverance while dealing with planned bridge construction of not just one, but two bridges over the course of three months, right when public schools were wrapping up the year and summer tourism kicks into high gear. Chester is located at the crossroads of New England where east-west highway Route 11 intersects with north-
south Route 103. Would this major inconvenience divide the town or bring it together? We have been there before. So how has Chester dealt with this dilemma which more than bisected the town, cutting off access to the high school and businesses south of town from the village green in the center with major shops and inns? Early on town officials held special town meetings to explain how the Vermont Department of Transportation planned to replace both key bridges in the same time frame.
Plans for alternate routes for residents, trucks and out-of-town visitors were all outlined. There was the usual discussion and sharing of local concerns, especially why do we have to close both bridges to all traffic? Of special concern was the impact on the many small businesses along the north-south Route 103 through town that connects to the interstate and cities down country. Additional information meetings were held right up to bridge closings, covering See TWO BRIDGES, page 13
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Community Briefs Walking tour to explore Middlebury history MIDDLEBURY — On Aug. 14, at 2 p.m., the Sheldon Museum will host a Middlebury Historic Core Walking Tour, a tour of downtown Middlebury lead by historian Glenn Andres. The one-hour walk around Middlebury’s compact downtown landscape will explore buildings and styles, but also the stories and people behind them. The tour will begin at the bandstand on the Middlebury green and finish at the Sheldon Museum via the Marbleworks footbridge for a good view of the falls and mill ruins. Glenn Andres is professor of the history of art and architecture at Middlebury College, author of “A Walking History of Middlebury” and of the upcoming book, “The Buildings of Vermont”. Tickets may be purchased at the Sheldon Museum in advance and on the day of the tour. Fee: $10/$5 for Sheldon Museum members. Ticket price includes admission to the Sheldon Museum so participants may view the current exhibit Vermont Landscapes Lost and Found after the tour. The Sheldon Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m., and is located at 1 Park St. in Middlebury across from the Ilsley Public Library. For information call 802-388-2117.
Ferrisburgh man on VPT council FERRISBURGH — Steve Alexander of North Ferrisburgh was elected to Vermont Public Television’s Community Council, an advisory group that provides a means for the statewide public television network to respond to the interests of Vermont viewers. John King, president of Vermont Public Television, said, “We are delighted to have Steve Alexander join the community council. Council members play a vital role in helping VPT serve the state, connecting with people in their local communities on our behalf.” Alexander is owner of Futura Design, a graphic design company located in Shelburne. He is a justice of the peace in Ferrisburgh and works with the Vergennes High School Boosters Club. He is a member of the Vergennes Lions Club.
BackSpin to install solar gear in Addison Co. WILLISTON — Williston-based AllEarth Renewables has announced a new Vermont dealer-installer partnership, making its innovative solar tracker systems available around the state. The dealer network expansion coincides with Vermont’s new statewide solar customer benefit, enacted as part of Act 47, which assures net metered solar installations receive at least $.20 per kilowatt hour from utilities for the energy produced. AllEarth Renewables, the local manufacturer and installer of the AllSun Tracker, will partner initially with four local solar installers to cover the state. Among the AllSun installers is BackSpin Renewables, of Middlebury. The firm will serve AllSun’s western central region.
TRAFFIC DELAYS — A road crew reduced Panton Road traffic to one lane July 28 during heavy resurfacing work near the Vergennes-Panton line. The project, which includes a new road bed and surface, is expected to conclude in the next week. Photo by Lou Varricchio
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ESSEX JUNCTION — Revision officially marks its expansion into the Soldier Systems helmet business with a significant three-year contract to develop the U.S. Army’s next-generation head protection system. The $1,990,340 award is for Revision to continue the design, development and demonstration of a modular and scalable headgear system for mounted and dismounted soldiers, and to mature it to a Technology Readiness Level 6. The new system is intended to provide impact protection improvements over current generation helmets and
Made in Vermont: Revision head protection system with ergonomic retention system and multi-purpose front mount (left) and the fully integrated head protection system with ballistic visor and high-threat mandible guard (right). Image courtesy of Ammoland
the integration of electronics and power. It will also allow soldiers to tailor their protection level and operating equipment to the specific mission at hand. This new helmet design will integrate a trauma liner,
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better blunt force, blast and ballistic protection than a helmet shell alone. Revision’s contract announcement comes at a pivotal time in the company’s history. In late 2010, the company announced an official corporate name change—from Revision Eyewear Ltd. to Revision Military Ltd.—to encompass its new head protection business. In June, the company began operations at its new, Composite Center of Excellence and later this fall, the company expects to launch Batlskin™, its first generation, fully integrated, modular soldier protection system.
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WESTPORT, N.Y. — Not only will the actors in this year ’s Shakespeare in the Park performance at Westport’s Ballard Park get to perform outside, but they will also get to take their talents on the road to Vermont. The annual Shakespeare in the Park performance will take place at Ballard Park in Westport on Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, with the troupe also getting the chance to perform at the Middlebury Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 14. “It’s a very exciting new part of the show,” Lindsay Pontius, who co-directs the Westport troupe along with Scott Gibbs, said. “I was recently hired as the education director at the Town Hall Theatre in Middlebury and we started a similar program for the first time ever over there.” Pontius said that she wanted to bring the two programs together, and that
Participants in the 2011 Shakespeare in the Park performance of Merchant of Venice include, from left, Colleen Mulvey, Cassandra Day, Jonathan Magoon, Ethan Markwica, Jack Newberry, Geeg Dedam, Cecily Glouchevitch, Rachel Abrahamson and Sam Balzac. Photo by Keith Lobdell
they decided that for the first year, the established program would travel over to Middlebury. “It will be a joint performance and it will give the kids that come to the program in Westport the chance to perform under the stage lights,” Pontius said. The two groups will perform scenes from “Merchant,” and “The Tempest.” “This is a great chance for our actors to interact with the actors over there
through the rehearsals that we will have,” said Gibbs. “We’ve gone from being next to the lake to having Shakespeare across the lake.” Pontius said that she is pleased with the members of each cast, but felt that the local group was strong based on the nature of the play they were undertaking. “This is a pretty tricky play,” she said. “it deals with topics like anti-semitism and it makes you think
on different levels and makes the actors think, as well.” Cast members for the Shakespeare in the Park performances in Ballard Park include Rachel Abrahamson, Sam Balzac, Cassandra Day, Geeg Dedam, Cecily Glouchevitch, Jonathan Magoon, Ethan Markwica, Colleen Mulvey and Jack Newberry. Shows will take place at 5 p.m. in the park’s pavilion.
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Dragon Boat Fest from page 1 need 20 paddlers and a drummer to slice through the lake water. The scullinglike action is keen on competition and action; it’s a thrill to watch from the shore, too. “Teams compete for fundraising, speed and spirit with outrageous attire, songs, and chants,” said Linda Dyer of Dragonheart Vermont. “At noon there is the Breast-Cancer Survivor Race followed by a traditional flower ceremony when the breast cancer survivor teams honor those who have died. It all builds up to the Final Five championship races at 4 p.m. to see who will go home with the coveted Citizens
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rock climbing, in which ATA will put the client in touch with other area guide companies they work with. They also offer post hike visits to several scenic Vermont villages such as Woodstock, Weston, Manchester, Quechee, Middlebury and Stowe. When visiting these historic towns, stops at artisan destinations include the New England Maple Museum, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, the Quechee Gorge Village, Simon Pearce Glass Blowing, the Vermont Country Store, the Vermont Marble Museum and the Cabot Cheese Store. To learn more about Appalachian Adventures and the many hiking and healthy programs they offer, call 888-855-8655 or visit their website at www.appalachiantrailadventures.com.
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Midd Summer Fest Beer, Wine and Cheese Festival vendors at this year's event— •Vermont Breweries Harpoon Long Trail Magic Hat Northshire Brewery Otter Creek Switchback Trout River Wolaver's Organic Ales •Vermont Wineries Boyden Valley Caledonia/Honey Gardens Winery Charlotte Village Winery East Shore Vineyard Huntington River Vineyard Lincoln Peak Vineyard Neshobe River Winery Shelburne Vineyard Snow Farm Vineyard •Vermont Cider Makers Champlain Orchards Hard Cider
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Monday, Aug. 8 Friday, Aug. 5 MIDDLEBURY- Starline Rhythm Boys (Honky Tonk) at Two Brothers Tavern. 9 p.m. $3. TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Free Pokemon League, 5 p.m., at Off The Top G ames, 84 M ontcalm Street. For information, call 518-585-7500. MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College summer language program offers its first staging of an entire opera: Mozart’s rarely performed La finta giardiniera. Curtain is at 8:00 pm, and a reception follows the performance. There are a limited number of tick ets a vailable f or people not associat ed with the college, so book as soon as possible f or a chance to see this early rarity. Tickets for the non-college community ar e $15, and ma y be pur chased by calling 802-3829222, or by visiting the THT box office.
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Sunday, Aug. 7 ORWELL — Walk in the footsteps of history, 2 p.m., as former historic-site caretaker Steve Zeoli leads one of his popular hik es int o hist ory at the M ount I ndependence Stat e Historic Site. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes the guided walk , access t o all the trails, and a visit t o the air -conditioned visitor center with its exciting exhibits. TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Free Pokemon League, 5 p.m. at Off The Top G ames, 84 M ontcalm Street. For information, call 518-585-7500. LINCOLN — L incoln Volunteer F ire C ompany C hicken
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SOLO RIDER—An unidentified cyclist prepares for the upcoming Solo Tour de Farms scenic bike tour through the Champlain Valley on a back road near Shoreham. The event will be held Sept. 18. Rural Vermont, Addison County Relocalization Network and the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition will again partner to host the tour. For details on how to participate, call 802-223-7222 Photo by Jamie Seiffer
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Big changes made at Doc Collins Field By Bob Chatfield
email@example.com MIDDLEBURY — Doc Collins Field has been home to a proud and successful high school football program long before it was named after Ray Collins, M.D. It has seen its share state championship football teams and before the advent of Fucuile Field on Creek Road, several talented boys and girls lacrosse teams that garnered their share of championship hardware as well. The facility has seen its share of up grade in the last few years starting with the “Eats and Seats” project that was completed in the fall of 2007. That included putting in a new concession and rest room area at the south east end of the field as well as putting in a whole new stand section on the east or home side of the field. “The old stands were outdated and starting to get in rough shape, and we wanted to grow,” Leonard Barrett who has served as present of Friends of Middlebury football and is currently vice president of the group. “Plus we felt we needed to address a real need by putting in the new concession area with rest room faculties.” The cost of the project was $240,000 all raised through donations by the Friends of Middlebury Football. That has become a common theme for the renovation work that has been and still is being done, including the donation of labor and materials as well. Next came new lights that were turned on for the first time this past fall. “The old lights were insufficient,” said Middlebury Activities Director Sean Farrell. “The last five years we were having to have the Middlebury Fire department come in and replace bulbs and then with the first rain they would go out again.” “Fixtures were old and heavy and the cross members holding them were suffering dry rot. Plus the pole at the southeast end of the field had started to lean towards the band room which was raising a real concern,” Farrell added. The lighting, which was completely in adequate, has seen a vast improvement. “The quality of the lighting is just so much better, which is a safety issue as much as anything providing better vision on the field,” said Farrell. This time a large share of the funding for the lights ($80,000) came from the taxpayers. But the Friends of Middlebury football raised the funds ($15,000 to $20,000) for the installation. The heavy rains of the last few falls have turned the field into a muddy, murky mess by the of the football season. Measures were
Views of recent improvements at MUHS’ Doc Collins Field. Photos by Bob Chatfield
taken last fall and this past spring. Again the work done on the field came on a volunteer basis. “Joel Pomainvile came in donate his time and equipment to put in drainage tile and pipe that comes together in one section rerouted outside the field and down into the woods,” said Farrell. “The hope is that it will keep the field dryer and that when we do have a wet time that it won’t get saturated.” This summer has seen the old scoreboard that had been in place for over 40 years replaced by a new high tech board. Once again Friends of Middlebury handled the funding in part with generous donations from local businesses Rouse Tire and Monument Farms Dairy. Barrett also said the booster group is planning to replace the aging press box with that to be completed next summer. He said the
new tower will be a little wider and will have an arch in the middle that will give fans easier access to the stands from the parking lot. Some in the community might have concerns with so much work going into a facility that at this point serves just one sport. A concern that Farrell readily acknowledges is a concern for him as well. “It’s one of the reasons we have started looking into the possibility of putting in a turf field, so that it would be able to accommodate other sports (lacrosse, field hockey and soccer) was well,” said Farrell. “Not every game would be played there, but if those fields got to wet it would be there to play on.” “Plus the infrastructure is there with the locker rooms, which we don’t have at our south field, plus the stands and the concession area. And we are very lucky to have a
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Experts give tips on harvesting herbs in Vermont By Charlie Nardozzi & Leonard Perry Vermont Horticulturists
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Herbs are best harvested just as they are beginning to flower in the morning. That’s when they have the highest concentration of essential oils and flavor in their leaves. Harvest entire branches back to within a few inches of the main stem to encourage new, bushy growth. If you have some bare spots in the garden, sow some carrots, beets, kale, and fall lettuce. You can even start snow peas and beans for a modest fall crop. Soak the pea seeds overnight to hasten germination. As you remove spent plants from your garden beds, if you’re not planting a fall crop, sow a cover crop such as winter rye.
This will help reduce weed infestation, minimize erosion and compaction from fall rains, and will add nutrients and organic matter to the soil when it is tilled under next spring. When Oriental poppies have died down, check around the clump for new seedlings. These can be transplanted to new locations if you give them a weed-free spot and keep them moist. If you haven’t divided bearded iris in a few years, and the clumps are large or no longer flowering well, you should divide them. Lift carefully with a spading fork, dividing by hand or sharp pruners. Leave several fans of leaves for each division. Check the tubers for holes and mushy areas—signs of the iris borer—discarding these in the trash, not the compost. Replant, making sure
the top of the tuber is at the surface of the soil. Check out dates for local fairs. These are a great place to get ideas on new flowers and arranging them. Try entering some of your own—you may just be surprised that you have more talent than you think! If going on vacation, make sure you have a plant sitter. Go over all that needs watering with them. Grouping pots together, if you have many, or moving them into the shade, will make their job easier. If you have raspberries that fruited in mid-summer, cut back the fruiting canes from this year. These wont fruit again, but rather next year ’s fruit will be borne on new canes that grew this year. Of course don’t cut back fall-fruiting raspberries if you want
fruit later. Begin harvesting onions when about half to three quarters of the leaves have died back. Then gently dig or pull the onions and store them in a dry, shady place with good ventilation, such as an outdoor shed or barn, for 10 days to 2 weeks. After the onions have cured, put them in slatted crates or mesh bags and store them indoors in a basement with low humidity and temperatures between 33 and 45 degrees F over fall and winter. Keep up with harvest of all your produce, giving excess to friends or local food shelf. Keep up especially with squash and zucchini. If your pickling cucumbers do get too large, consider making watermelon-type pickles with them instead of the traditional dill pickles.
ADDISON ADDISON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH Addison Four Corners, Rts. 22A & 17. Sunday Worship at 10:30am, Adult Sunday School at 9:30am; Bible Study at 2pm on Thursdays. Call Pastor Steve @ 759-2326 for more information. WEST ADDISON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday, 9am HAVURAH, THE JEWISH CONGREGATION OF ADDISON COUNTY - Havurah House, 56 North Pleasant St. A connection to Judaism and Jewish life for all who are interested. Independent and unaffiliated. High Holy Day services are held jointly with Middlebury College Hillel. Weekly Hebrew School from September to May. Information: 388-8946 or www.addisoncountyhavurah.org BRANDON BRANDON BAPTIST CHURCH - Corner of Rt. 7 & Rt. 73W (Champlain St.) Brandon, VT • 802-247-6770. Sunday Services: 10a. Adult Bible Study, Sunday School ages 5 & up, Nursery provided ages 4 & under. Worship Service 11am *Lords supper observed on the 1st Sunday of each month. *Pot luck luncheon 3rd Sunday of each month. Wednesdays 6:30pm, Adult prayer & Bible study, Youth groups for ages 5 & up LIFEBRIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH - 141 Mulcahy Drive, 247-LIFE (5433), Sunday worship 9am & 10:45am, www.lifebridgevt.com, LifeGroups meet weekly (call for times & locations) BRIDPORT BRIDPORT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Middle Rd., Bridport, VT. Pastor Tim Franklin, 758-2227. Sunday worship services at 8:30am and 10:15am with nursery care provided. Children’s ministries include Sprouts for children age 3-Kindergarten and WOW for grades 1-6, during the 10:15am service. HOPE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP - Meets at Bridport Community Hall. Bridport, VT • 759-2922 • Rev. Kauffman. Sunday 9am, 10:30am, evening bible study. ST. BERNADETTE/ST. GENEVIEVE - Combined parish, Saturday mass 7:30pm Nov.1-April 30 (See Shoreham) BRISTOL BRISTOL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP - The River, 400 Rocky Dale Rd., Bristol. Sunday Worship 9:00am. 453-2660, 453-4573, 453-2614 BRISTOL FEDERATED CHURCH - Sunday service at 10:15am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BRISTOL - Service Sunday, 10am ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday service 6:30pm, & Sunday 8am BRISTOL SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 839 Rockydale Rd. - Saturday Services: Bible Studies for all ages-9:30am to 10:30 am, Song Service, Worship Service at 11am. Prayer Meeting Thursday 6:30pm. 453-4712 THE GATHERING - Non-denominational worship, second & fourth Saturday of the month, 7pm Sip-N-Suds, 3 Main St. • 4532565, 453-3633 CORNWALL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF CORNWALL - Sunday worship 9:30am EAST MIDDLEBURY/RIPTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday worship, 9am VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH - Rev. Ed Wheeler, services on Sundays: Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am, morning worship at 10:45am (nursery provided), and 6:30pm on Wednesdays; Youth Group and AWANA meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm ESSEX CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE ESSEX ALLIANCE CHURCH - 36 Old Stage Rd., Essex • 878-8213
ESSEX JUNCTION CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH - 61 Main St., Essex Junction - 878-8341 FERRISBURGH/NORTH FERRISB. FERRISBURGH METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday worship 9:30am NORTH FERRISBURGH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 227 Old Hollow Rd., North Ferrisburgh, VT 802425-2770. Rev. Kim Hornug-Marcy. Sunday worship 10am, Sunday School 10am, Nursery Available. http://www.gbgm-umc.org/ nferrisburgumc/ CROSSROADS CHAPEL - 41 Middlebrook Rd., Ferrisburgh, VT 05456. (802) 425-3625. Pastor: Rev. Charles Paolantonio. Services: Sunday 10am. FERRISBURGH CENTER COMMUNITY METHODIST CHURCH - Rt 7, Ferrisburgh - next to the Town Offices / Grange Hall. New Pastors Rev. John & Patrice Goodwin. Worship time is now 10:45am. HINESBURG LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH - 90 Mechanicsville Rd., Hinesburg. Sunday Service at 10:30am. Pastor Hart, info: 482-2588. ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE - 10759 Route 116 Hinesburg. Masses: Sat. 4:30pm; Sun. 9:30am UNITED CHURCH OF HINESBURG - 10580 Rte. 116, Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10am. Pastor Michele Rogers Brigham - 482-3352. LINCOLN UNITED CHURCH OF LINCOLN - Sunday worship service 9:45, Church school 11:15am, united Student Ministries for grades 7-12, 6:30pm Sunday evenings. 453-4280 MIDDLEBURY CHAMPLAIN VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY - Sunday service & church school, Sunday 10am CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY - Middlebury. Middlebury Community House, Main and Seymour Sts, Sunday Service and Church School-10am; Wednesday-7:30pm. THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF MIDDLEBURY (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) Sunday 10am worship service THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS - Sunday Sacrament 10am-11:15am EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WORSHIP Service in Middlebury area: call 758-2722 or 453-5334. HAVURAH, THE JEWISH CONGREGATION OF ADDISON COUNTY - Saturday morning Shabbat services, 388-8946 MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH - 97 South Pleasant St., Middlebury. Sunday morning worship & church school 10am, Wednesday evening Bible Study, 6:30pm. 388-7472. MIDDLEBURY FRIENDS MEETING - (Quakers), Sunday worship & first day school 10am (meets at Havurah House) SAINT MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday, 5:15pm, Sunday 8am, 10am ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - (On the green in Middlebury). Reverend Terence P. Gleeson, Rector. Sunday Eucharist 8 & 10:30am Child care & Sunday school available at 10:30am service. Wednesday at 12:05pm Holy Eucharist in the chapel. www.ststephensmidd.org or call 388-7200. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 10am Grades K-5: Activities, Grades. 6-8 & 9-12: Church School Classes, Refreshments & fellowship time: 10:45am-11am. Sunday morning worship service 11am. Nursery provided both at 10am & 11am. MONKTON MONKTON FRIENDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday service & Sunday school, 8:45am
NEW HAVEN ADDISON COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST - 145 Campground Rd., 453-5704. Worship: Sunday 9 & 11:20am; Bible classes: Sunday 10:30am, Tuesday 7pm. Watch Bible Forum on MCTV-15 (Middlebury) or NEAT-16 (Bristol) NEW HAVEN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Church services 10am on Sunday. All are welcome. NEW HAVEN UNITED REFORMED CHURCH Sunday services, 10am & 7pm ORWELL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Sunday worship service, 10:00am. Contact: Rev. Esty, 948-2900 SAINT PAUL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Sunday services 10:30am Mass, 468-5706 RICHMOND RICHMOND CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - 20 Church St., Richmond • 4342053. Rev. Len Rowell. Sunday Worship with Sunday School, 10am; Adult Study Class, Sunday 8:30am RIPTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 388-2510 SALISBURY SALISBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) - Sun. worship svc., 10am SHELBURNE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SHELBURNE - 127 Webster Road, Shelburne • 985-2848 TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 2166 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne. 985-2269 Sunday Services: 8am & 10am. Bible Study 9:00am • Sunday School: 9:50am. The Reverend Craig Smith ALL SOULS INTERFAITH GATHERING - Rev. Mary Abele, Pastor. Evensong Service and Spiritual Education for Children Sun. at 5pm. 371 Bostwick Farm Rd., Shelburne. 985-3819 SHELBURNE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 30 Church St., Shelburne • 985-3981 • Rev. Gregory A. Smith, Pastor, 8:00am - Holy Communion Service • 9:30am - Family Worship Service with Sunday School SHOREHAM ST. GENEVIEVE/ST. BERNADETTE - Combined parish, Saturday mass 7:30pm, May 1-Oct. 31. (See Bridport) SHOREHAM FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHUCC - Sunday worship and Sunday school 10am. Pastor Gary O’Gorman. 897-2687 STARKSBORO THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF STARKSBORO 2806 Route 16, Starksboro. Sunday worship 11am. Chat, Chew & Renew, a pre-worship fellowship and discussion time 10am10:45am. Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall on the accessible first level. All are welcome. First Baptist is an American Baptist church yoked with The Community Church of Huntington for support of its pastor, The Rev. Larry Detweiler email@example.com; 802.453.5577. SOUTH BURLINGTON NEW COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH SBC - 1451 Williston Rd., South Burlington. 863-4305 VICTORY CENTER - Holiday Inn, Williston Road, South Burlington • 658-1019 BURLINGTON UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH - Pastor Paul Lyon • 860-5828. Sundays: 10am & 6pm. Wednesdays: 7pm. at 294 North Winooski Avenue. SUDBURY SUDBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Sunday worship service and Sunday school, 10:30am
SOVEREIGN REDEEMER ASSEMBLY - Sunday worship 10am VERGENNES/PANTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHRISTIAN CENTER - 1759 U.S. Route 7, Vergennes, VT • 802-877-3903 • Sunday school 9am, Sunday worship #1 10am, Sunday worship #2 6pm, Youth, adult gathering 6pm CHAMPLAIN VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH - Sunday worship svcs. 10am & 7pm CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF VERGENNES (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) - Sunday, 9:30am NEW WINE COVENANT (CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST) - Sunday worship 10am PANTON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH - Sunday school from 9:30am-10:15am Pre-K to adult, Sunday worship service 10:30am ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Main and Park Streets, Vergennes. Rector: The Rev. Alan Kittelson. Sunday Services 8am and 10am; childcare provided at 10am. All are welcome. For information call 758-2211. ST. PETER’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 10:30am VERGENNES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 10:30am VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH - 862 US Rt. 7, SUNDAY: 9:45am Bible Hour For All Ages Including 5 Adult Classes; 11:00am Worship Including Primary Church Ages 3 to 5 & Junior Church 1st - 4th Graders; 6pm Evening Service Worship For All Ages. WEDNESDAY 6:30pm Adult Prayer & Bible Study; AWANA Children’s Clubs (3yrs to 6th grade); JAM Junior High Group (7th & 8th grade); Youth Group (9th - 12 grade). Nursery is provided for children up to 3 years old. Classes are provided for children age 3 and up. 802-877-3393 WEYBRIDGE WEYBRIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Worship and Sunday School 10am. Daniel Wright, Pastor. 545-2579. WHITING WHITING COMMUNITY CHURCH - Sunday school 9:45am, Sunday Service 11am & 7pm WILLISTON CHRIST MEMORIAL CHURCH - 1033 Essex Road, Williston. 878-7107. St. Minister Wes Pastor. Services: 8:30am and 10:30am TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH - 19 Mountain View Rd., Williston. 878-8118 CHRIST MEMORIAL CHURCH - 1033 Essex Rd., Williston 878-7107 CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE - 30 Morgan Parkway Williston, VT 05495 • 802-878-8591 firstname.lastname@example.org CAVALRY CHAPEL - 300 Cornerstone, Williston. 872-5799 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN CHURCH - 1037 S. Brownell Rd., Williston. 862-2108 IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY - Route 2, Williston878-4513 SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH - Route 2A, Williston 878-2285 WILLSTON FEDERATED CHURCH - 44 North Willston Rd., Williston. 878-5792
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Two bridges from page 4 truck highway detours as well as residential street detours, and even handling emergency services with police and fire officials. As the first southern most bridge was closed on May 16 the impact hit home. Avoid the construction areas during rush hours, especially as big school buses navigate their way between the high school and the elementary schools along the narrow streets of the designated residential detours. As one old timer said, “I don’t go for my usual coffee and newspaper at the Jiffy Mart between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. If I do, it takes a half an hour to go less than a half a mile.” Imagine a traffic jam in a rural town of 3,000. So the first lesson was avoid the construction, but what about the local food market that sells fresh quality meats and produce as well as beer, wine, soda? Lonnie Lisai created explicit directional handouts for his grocery customers and delivery drivers. Many of the businesses simply cut back on help, or hours or production in full anticipation of decreased traffic in their doors. The Heritage Deli temporarily closed and moved further south on route 103 to the Vermont Country Store.
The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce had detour maps on their website and mobile application letting the visitors know the detour routes. The Chamber also had a display case in the Guilford Welcome Center to showcase Chester businesses. Another strategy to help local businesses was the creation of a special website with major funding from the USDA Rural Development complete with calendar of events and how to navigate the detours. Cynthia Prairie and Brian Cunningham’s Chester United next partnered with the Vermont Country Store on Route 103S in Rockingham to print and distribute a brochure “You Can Get Here from There”. Elise and Payne Junker at Gallery 103 created the Route 103 Scavenger Hunt complete with brochures, prizes and specially fabricated green triangle metal signs for display. Beginning in May with the state-wide Open Studio Tour on Memorial weekend, special display cases were set up at the key Vermont Welcome Centers, in Guilford and Fair Haven. Visitors could see Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls, Tsuga Studios, Conrad Delia’s Windsor chairs, and Bob Sydorowich’s paintings. Lew and Bonnie Watters created special studio detour maps with gallery locations and posted them on their web sites. Craft Council Open Studio yellow direc-
tional signs could be seen all around town. In June another Welcome Center display went up celebrating the anniversary of Chester ’s Big Little Wedding between a cloth doll from Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls and a bear from the Hugging Bear Inn and Shoppe. Community art teachers, book author and illustrator Willow Bascom, a quilter from Country Treasures and Respect Club student volunteers helped youngsters create their vision of that magical June wedding from a year ago. Donated $1 hot dogs and a photo op on an antique Farmall Cub Tractor fed the hungry and curious. The Big Little Wedding Anniversary activities ended at Inn Victoria for afternoon high tea. Meanwhile, Chester continues to prod locals to visit the town’s many friendly and surprising shops via a stunning wide angle photo slide show of owners inside their establishments. Local residents along back road detour routes had their fun overcoming the frustrations of neighbors on muddy roads, lost city drivers, and even those who ignored all precautions including specially installed timed stop lights controlling one way traffic on Missing Link Road. If you remember Burma Shave road signs of the last century, you would love some of our local poetry: “Found the shortcut? Way
to go. Keep it right, take it slow”. Or this one: “Easy does it, take it slow, don’t bump into folks you know.” On July 10 when the good news came that the bridges were open to traffic, it was a week and a day earlier than promised by the hard working crew from Cold River Bridges. Now Chester is going all out to celebrate on Friday, July 22. beginning at 4 p.m. at the Green Mountain Banquet & Conference Center at the American Legion Complex on Route 103 in Chester. There will be children’s games, along with a barbecue and potluck. At 5:30 p.m. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will arrive for a Ribbon Cutting on the Legion grounds. Oh yes, the Scavenger Hunt winner will be chosen along with, music by the Andy Lisai Band, a kazoo contest and other entertaining signing events. Our safe new bridges are open, so come see how Chester remains “The Vermont you’ve been hoping to find.” Lew Watters Chester
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