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Vol.1 No.3

A New Market Press Publication

Sept. 9th, 2009

Community News, Sports, Arts, Entertainment and Food for Southern VT and NH

Welcome Back! Preserving Works On Paper – Pg. 2

New School Year Is Underway

Louise Wilson turns 100 – Pg. 3

Brattleboro Retreat’s New Unit – Pg. 12

Scott Bolotin’s Stonewall Creations – Pg. 20

Page Listing Rockingham . . . . . . .2-5

A&E . . . . . . . . . . .17-18

Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . .6-8

Food . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Springfield . . . . . . .9-11

Home & Garden .20-21

Brattleboro . . . . . . . .12

Chester . . . . . . . .22-23

Sports . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Puzzle Page . . . . . . . .24

Londonderry . . . .14-16

Classifieds . . . . . .25-28

Students boarding the bus at the Bellows Falls Middle School. Photo by Robert F. Smith.

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Sept. 9 - Sept. 15, 2009

100 Years Old And Still Fabulous

Pierce Lawton Unit #37 Meeting The American Legion Pierce Lawton Unit #37 auxiliary meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Bellows Falls.

Please bring ideas for fund raising as September is Public Relations Month. Committee chairman, Pat Robinson, will present a project we could do.

Bellows Falls Elks Polish Night Dinner The Bellows Falls Elks #1619 Polish Night Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 17 at the Elks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. They will be serving golabki, borscht, boiled potatoes, and dessert. This is in honor of the late Charlie Karmen, Past Exalted Ruler of the

lodge. The cooks for the evening will be the Karman family, using Charlie's recipes. We will have dinners for the first 50 guests at a cost of $6. each. Proceeds will go towards the Elk’s various local community charities.


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man I ever met We had a wonderful life from then on.” Louise had a work life that seemed to mirror her happy marriage. “Everyday I spent at work I enjoyed myself,” she recalls. “We enjoyed each others company and we each helped the other out.” Louise has seen a huge change in the world during her century of

living, and she says the ease and speed with which people can travel the world is one of the most profound. There were some other big changes. “When we got the bathroom in the house, the word traveled to breakfast and back,” she said. “Everybody had to come and try it. We nearly ran out of toilet paper!” Still a working

musician, Louise for many years played with the Green Mountain Hot Shots, and had her 15 minutes of fame with them when the group was profiled on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. As she is fond of saying, a good time was had by all! Top, Louise Wilson playing piano a few years ago; and at her 100th birthday party.



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Story by Robert F. Smith – Editor Photos Courtesy of Vicki Allen Louise Bradford Wilson of Bellows Falls turned 100 this summer, wearing a button that said “100 and Fabulous,” which pretty much describes her. Born in Wayne, ME, the third of nine children, Louise has seen her share of tragedy – her father died at a young age rescuing a drowning swimmer and she had a less than happy first marriage – but any troubles she may have seen have had little effect on her positive attitude about life. Louise has become famous for her sayings, posted daily on Facebook by her granddaughter Vicki Allen (visit the Louise B. Wilson group on Facebook where her sayings are archived), and one saying I heard several times the evening I interviewed her was, “I enjoyed myself wherever I went.” It is obvious Louise has a big appetite for life that the travails of extreme old age have done little to dampen. Like all of her brothers and sisters, Louise enjoyed a college education, had a lifetime career as a maternity nurse, and was also talented musically – she still plays piano. She says she got her musical talent from her father, who, according to Louise, “could make music on anything.” She came to Bellows Falls with her first husband following World War II in 1949. She went to work at Rockingham Hospital, where she remained until her retirement at age 66 . At some point – Louise isn’t perfectly clear on all her history – her first husband “disappeared,” and in 1956 she married Frederick Wilson. The marriage was by all accounts a very happy one right up to his death in 1971. “Papa Fred was a lovely man,” Louise said. “He was the kindest hearted


Grocery Shopping, Choosing the Right Carbohydrates, Eating Out, Emotional Eating and more. Classes will be taught by Curves’ Registered Dietitian, Nadia Rodman, and facilitated by weight management coaches from Curves of Bellows Falls, through a series of DVDs that will alternate teaching with hands-on activities. All classes are free to members and nonmembers, but participants will be able to take advantage of special pricing on essential tools that will enhance their success. Products are available for purchase separately and no purchase is required to attend classes. For more information, contact Janice Berube at 463-9121 or

Grafton Night At The Old TTavern During Grafton Night, which is the first Wednesday of the month, The Old Tavern donates $3 per person to a local Grafton charity. The Nature Museum at Grafton will receive $3 for each member of the public who orders from the seasonal menu at regular pricing or partakes in the Grafton

Night three-course lighter fare menu at a fixed price of $25. Grafton Night is held in conjunction with First Wednesday, a social gathering held the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Phelps Barn. Call the Tavern at 8432231 to make a reservation.

Get Ready To Take The SATs At BFUHS Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or SAT Subject Tests as a part of its admissions process. Bellows Falls Union High School will be the local testing site for the SAT college entrance exams this year. The first opportunity

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Sept. 9 - Sept. 15, 2009

SEVCA Hosts Weatherization Employment Trainings

Submitted by Southeastern Vermont Community Action Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), Vermont Technical College’s Technology Extension Division and the college’s Center for Sustainable Practices held two Weatherization Installer Certificate trainings in August at SEVCA’s main office located at 91 Buck Drive, in Westminster, providing local men and women with the essential skills to become Weatherization crew technicians in the future.

The training program, designed for entry level field technicians, is aimed at improving and enhancing Vermont’s weatherization workers. More trainings are scheduled be held in the near future. The three-day training sessions focused on the demonstration and hands-on application of advanced air sealing and insulation techniques, blower doors, mechanical ventilation, hand and power tools, safety measures, furnace ductwork issues and solutions, gaining access to attics, and more.

VTC revealed their new mobile training unit that will be used for skill development at SEVCA’s Westminster location. Graduates of this training will help meet the growing demand for trained installers to work on weatherization crews. While there are no prerequisites for the course, a good foundation in basic math, construction practices and hand power tools is helpful. Contractors and other professionals who want to expand their businesses will find the training particularly

useful. “The number of weatherization and home energy contractors in Vermont is growing, as is the need for trained and certified personnel capable of properly installing weatherization measures,” said Guy Payne, SEVCA Micro Business Training Coordinator. “Over the next several

food drive that stocks food shelves and centers throughout southeastern Vermont. Each community in the region puts its own twist on the outreach efforts, and Our Place is coordinating its efforts with counterparts in Chester and Springfield. Buckets for donations of non-perishable food and boxes for cash donations will be placed in area businesses and schools during the drive, which ends December 31. Donations can also be dropped off at the center at 4 Island Street, or checks mailed to Our Place at P.O. Box 852, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101. Started by George Haynes and Larry Smith in 1994, Project Feed has become a year-round

effort in Brattleboro, with numerous individuals and businesses committed to making the drive successful. In 2009, Our Place Drop-In Center has a goal of $7,000 in cash and 500 bags of food. From January through July 2009, Our Place served 15 per cent more meals than in the first seven months of 2008. The total number of people receiving food from the center ’s food shelf was up 23 per cent during the same period, with the number of unemployed among th“We are anticipating demand for our services to increase even further during the rest of 2009,” Shea said. “As the amount of food donated by area farmers and

To learn more about upcoming trainings, contact Dana Storer at 728-1313 or via email at Additional information is available at In photos, from left, the first weatherization class in front of the new training trailer; and the cellulose is flying during one of the training sessions.

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Our Place Launches Project Feed The Thousands With A Fiesta Submitted by Our Place Drop In Center Our Place Drop-in Center is kicking off its most important food drive of the year with a fiesta on Tuesday, September 15. The center will cordon off its parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m. to launch Project Feed the Thousands with a taco bar donated by Harvest Moon caterers of Saxtons River. Volunteers and donors who have supported the center are being invited to observe the launch, tour the center ’s dining room, kitchen, and food shelf, and recognize volunteers who have given many hours of service. Project Feed the Thousands is the annual end-of-year regional

years Vermont will need to address weatherization needs in more than 120,000 homes and other buildings,” said Jay Paterson, director of the Technology Extension Division at Vermont Tech. “We have developed this and several other certificate trainings to build a qualified workforce to get the job done and done right” he stated.

gardeners decreases in the fall, Project Feed goes a long way toward filling our shelves for the busy holiday season. We’ll be recognizing some of this community’s hidden heroes at the fiesta kickoff.” Anyone who has benefited from Our Place as either a recipient or a contributor is welcome to attend the fiesta and bring food items such as frozen fruit and vegetables, 100 per cent fruit juice, canned meat, or healthy packaged goods to help launch the food drive. More information about Our Place and Project Feed the Thousands is available by contacting Shea at 463-2217 or

Submitted by the Rockingham Free Public Library Come to the Rockingham Free Public Library on Monday, September 14 at 5 p.m. for a free workshop which will focus on the art and craft of using quotes b accurately effectively. Knowing how to get interesting quotes from your sources can give a shot of adrenaline to your writing. No previous writing or journalism experience is required. Participants are invited to bring a project or share successful techniques. Limited to 15 participants. Sign up early! Jeff Potter works for the nonprofit Vermont Independent Media as editor of The Commons newspaper in

Brattleboro. This workshop is part of The Media Mentoring Project (MMP) which is in its fourth year promoting media literacy and community participation in local media. The MMP free workshops help Windham County citizens get their voices heard in local media— covering topics such as constructing an effective press release or writing a letter to the editor, an opinion piece or a compelling lead. The adult program now meets once a month for a journalism skills workshop, which includes the option of an individual follow-up session by e-mail with the MMP presenter. For more information call Betsy Arney at 2466397.

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LOCAL FOODS AUTHOR AT BF FARMERS’ MARKET Submitted by Village Square Booksellers Sue Greenall, Brownsville cookbook author, will be appearing at the Bellows Falls Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a booksigning and cooking demonstration with Greenall, the author of the Vermonters' Guide to Gathering, Growing and Cooking with Local Foods. Vermont produces wild foods for gathering and has a variety of foods which small farmers offer, from free-range chickens to water buffalo cheeses, makes for some great eating. Farmer ’s markets and food coops make buying locally grown produce a winwin scenario. This cookbook puts forth a challenge to eat outside the box –

changing familiar recipes to conform to using local products, using recipes to celebrate awareness of the environment. Greenall will be cooking several recipes from her new cookbook, utilizing foods purchased from vendor's at the market. The event is sponsored by Village Square Booksellers, the Bellows Falls Farmer's Market and the Great Falls Food Hub. Books can be purchased before the event from VSB for $9.95 or they will be available at the Farmer's Market. The next VSB event is Con Hogan and Dr. Deb Richter, discussing their book Gridlock: The Unhealthy Politics of Health Care in Vermont, on Friday September 18 at 7 p.m.


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Sport Management. He has worked at Connant High School in Jaffery, NH as the field hockey and track coach. Later he transitioned to Keene High School where he coached the ice hockey team as well as girls outdoor track. "I am excited to be the

new AD here at BFUHS and all the new learning experiences that will come with this new job,” Fraunfelder said. “I have been fortunate enough to be on the coaching end of things and am now looking forward to the transition to an administrative role.”

He replaces John Broadley who is the new Assistant Principal at the BFUHS. Fraunfelder also worked at Mount Snow as a ski pro before coming to Bellows Falls. Above, new Bellows Falls Union High School Athletic Director Ian Fraunfelder.

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SEVCA Has Vermont Farm To Family Coupons Available For Area Seniors Submitted by Southeastern Vermont Community Action Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) still has Vermont Farm to Family Program coupons available to be distributed to income eligible senior citizens (aged 60 and over) in Windham and Windsor counties. Each eligible household that has not already received them can get $30 in coupons to be redeemed like cash for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at over 50 participating Farmers Markets while they are still available. The coupons are limited and issued on a first come, first served basis. The goal of the program is to encourage healthy dietary alternatives that include locally-grown produce. Low-income

families and individuals often have to forgo the option of fresh, nutritious foods due to lack of affordability when budgeting for groceries. The program touts the additional benefit of returning dollars to local farmers. Every coupon spent puts $3 into the pocket of a local produce grower. Eligibility for the coupons depends on household income and size; e.g., $1,670 per month for 1, $2,247 for a couple, or $3,400 for 4 people in a household. The coupons must be redeemed before October 31, so seniors are encouraged not to miss out on this limited opportunity. Seniors interested in applying should contact SEVCA office at 722-4575 (or toll free at 1-800-4649951) for an appointment. SEVCA also encourages local households to apply

for 3SquaresVT (formerly Food Stamps), Vermont’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – a nutrition program designed to help people stay healthy by allowing households to spend more money on healthy, nutritious food. 3SquaresVT can help you make ends meet – especially in this challenging economy. The program can help to stretch your food budget and put three square meals a day on the table, at the same time freeing up money for other living expenses. If you are eligible for 3SquaresVT, your children will also be eligible for free school lunches. If you are elderly or disabled, special rules make it easier to qualify. If you are an eligible senior, you can get your benefit directly deposited as cash right

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On Saturday, the sale runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and admission on that day is $5. A short film of past shows has been put together by Tom Sabo and can be seen on the local television Channels 8 or 10. There are five antique

shows in the area on this weekend. What better way to spend a weekend, but antiquing. For more information on the show, call 226-7842 or 226-7574. Above, some of the items that will be in the antique sale.

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Submitted by Second Chance Animal Center Animal-lovers, friends and supporters of Second Chance Animal Center in Shaftsbury are invited to a gala celebration of the Center ’s 50 years of serving the pets and their people of Bennington County, northern Massachusetts and eastern New York State. The celebration will take place Sunday, September 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, on the front lawn of the Vermont Veterans’ Home in Bennington.

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Starring in the festivities will be the featured guests, animals large and small. From companion pets to livestock to more exotic creatures, all are welcome, for promoting their health and happiness has been SCAC’s mission for the past half-century. Also on hand will be a host of animal-themed vendors, artists and exhibitors, including canine breed rescue groups, health and wellness experts, groomers, animal nutrition consultants and many others who are dedicated to the well-

being of all animals. Among the planned attractions for youngsters are a children’s activity table, games, Judy the Musical Clown, who creates balloon animals and does face-painting, as well as wagon rides provided by Lively’s Livery and their American Cream draft horses. On sale will be whimsical T-shirts to commemorate the day that were especially designed for SCAC by artist Anna Dibble of Peru. Enjoy music throughout the party, courtesy of

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Barry Hyman’s band Zuela, along with an allyou-can-eat barbeque featuring hot dogs and burgers, a wide variety of home-made salads and sodas for $5 per person, followed by free birthday cake. The shelter will be selling raffle tickets for a canine-inspired quilt that was handmade and donated by Jane Wright of Cambridge, NY; the winning ticket will be drawn at SCAC’s Holiday Open House on December 5. Also on display will be photos and memorabilia documenting SCAC’s programs and outreach efforts throughout the years. You’re guaranteed to recognize some familiar, if younger, faces from the animal-loving community. For more information, or if you would like to be an exhibitor, vendor, or volunteer that day, call Nancy Boardman at 3756138.

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News From The Rutland County Humane Society Submittee by the Rutland County Humane Society Do you have stray, feral or abandoned cats near your home or workplace. Do you see them when you're out running errands and especially when you're out at night? Are you currently feeding stray cats? If so, the Rutland County Humane Society can help. RCHS is working with communities around the county to help identify areas where abandoned cats are living and to work with local volunteers on a program called Trap-NeuterReturn (TNR), a full management plan in which stray and feral cats are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated against rabies and sterilized by veterinarians. They are then returned to their familiar habitats under the lifelong care of volunteers. If you know

where these cats are living or want to learn more, please contact the "barn, stray, feral cat hotline" at 483.9171. BRUCE A 3 year old neutered male rottweiler/golden retriever mix weighing 80 pounds. “I am a lot of dog, but I am extremely social and I love to play games, especially games that involve toys. I love people a lot, but I forget how big and strong I am. “I love to go for walks and I want to meet everyone I see. I arrived

News From Proctorsville’s Six Loose Ladies Submitted by Six Loose Ladies This season, we're displaying a wonderful array of new yarns. We've added a full spectrum of Cascade 220 and wallet-friendly EcoWool to our selection; as well as the complete range of Mission Falls DK weight yarns. For something a bit different, Crystal Palace's Mochi Plus and Mochi Mini are very soft, very fun multicolored merino singles.

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at RCHS on August 3 because my family was moving and couldn’t take me with them. I cannot go to a home with cats because I chase them. “I have shown some dog aggression here in the kennel. All dog to dog intros must be done carefully and completely. “Because I am a large and strong dog, I can go to a family with children aged 10 and up. I am also a high energy dog so I am looking for family that can provide me with the exercise that I require. “If you are an experienced dog owner and

would like a BIG new best friend then please visit with me.” BAILEY A 3 year old spayed female domestic short hair black and brown tiger weighing 12 pounds. “I am a handsome indoor-only cat whose best friend in my former home was a stuffed bear. I am afraid around little children and I have never lived with other animals. All the better for you (and me) if I am your only pet because I am affectionate and outgoing.” The Rutland County Humane Society is located at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford. The shelter phone number is 483-6700. The shelter is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. until 5 and is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Learn more about RCHS by visiting



Basic Auto Mechanics Course Offered Empower yourself by taking an auto mechanics course while saving money by doing simple maintenance procedures yourself. Learn basic automotive maintenance and repair by attending this ten week class at the Stafford Technical Center in Rutland. The fee is $265 for 30 hours of instruction that is held Tuesdays from September 22 through December 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn how to perform

your own preventive automotive maintenance and how to use simple automotive diagnostic procedures and tools. This “hands on” course will also provide you a basic understanding of dealer service representative’s jargon and recommendations. There are at least two more slots to fill in order for the class to run. Call 770-1178 or go to the website at for more information.

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Sept. 9 - Sept. 15, 2009

Opera Theatre of Weston Hosts Fundraiser Soiree

Submitted by the Opera Theatre of Weston Opera Theatre of Weston (OTW) hosts a special fundraising event "September Soiree" at the Inn at Weston on Saturday, September 12 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. This festive evening features the glorious artistry of soprano Heather Kathleen Davis, accompanied by pianist Sara Krohn who will perform a diverse program of jazz melodies, Broadway tunes, and operatic arias. The evening also

includes a cash bar, festive h'ors d'oeuvres, and a live/silent auction with auctioneer and entertainer Syd Straw. All proceeds will benefit the opera company's upcoming production of The Little Prince opera in January 2010. A sampling of donated auction items include a Victorian Boating Picnic on the Connecticut River with champagne picnic, three nights at Trapp Family Lodge Guesthouse, three nights at Eastern Slope Inn in

White Mountains, NH, embroidered Indian Silk Kantha, two nights at Killington's Mountain Meadows Lodge, authentic Ted Williams memorabilia, Okemo Mountain Resort lift ticket, new American Girl Doll with accessories, and a 1947 print "Chinoiserie" color serigraph by longtime Weston resident Edward Landon. For reservations to "September Soiree Fundraiser" please contact Opera Theatre of Weston at 824-3821 or

email Reservation deadline is September 9. OTW is a non-profit organization devoted to "Opera for Kids with Kids" and brings quality opera performances and outreach programs to school children and family audiences throughout southern Vermont. OTW is supported in part by grants from the Vermont Humanities Council, Vermont Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont

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Text by Robert F. Smith – Editor; Photo by Pam Crowley, Message Staff The Charlestown Congregational Church enjoyed a Canoe/Kayak Trip on Sunday, August 30 on the Connecticut River from the Springfield boat landing to the Charlestown boat landing. They then got together at Dianne and Jeff Lessels home for a cookout.


RVTC Adult Education Courses For Fall Session submitted by The River Valley Technical Center The River Valley Technical Center ’s Adult Education Division (RVTC-AED) has announced the first round of workforce development classes being this school year. All courses will be held at the tech center, located at 307 South Street in Springfield. Courses have been developed in direct response to needs identified by employers in the area. RVTC-AED specializes in offering affordable non-degree programs to prepare employees for entry level positions as well as offering continual training of the existing workforce. This fall’s courses include the very popular CareerBlast. This course takes students through the steps of how to find that perfect job, tricks on how to stand out during the hiring process, including resume development and interviewing skills, and what employers look for in employees interested in promotion. Most important, this class is free. Because employers continue to require employees with

computer skills, this year the RVTC-AED is offering eleven computer courses to start the year, including a new course – ‘Introduction to Computer in the Workplace’. This course is specifically tailored to develop the skills employers demand and to give students the foundation needed to take the more advanced computer classes. Other computer courses include introductory through advanced Microsoft Office courses; website design, the ever popular digital photography class and even a basic computer maintenance class. The RVTCAED offers a variety of industry specific courses as well, including welding, Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) and the now famous, CCourses offered are not just for the entry level employee though. Two courses, ‘Innovative Strategies for Today’s Economy’, and ‘Leading from Within’, are specifically geared towards managers or company owners. ‘Innovative Strategies’ is a new course offering business strategies on how to navigate in today’s challenging economy. ‘Leading from

Within’ focuses on how to get the most out a business’ most important resource – people. Because the RVTCAED mission is to be responsive to employers’ educational needs, the RVTC-AED encourages employers to contact them directly. If a course needed for workforce development isn’t offered, the RVTC-AED will either create a course or coordinate an outside source to meet employer need. The RVTC-AED also works with Vermont’s Department of Labor, Vermont Student Assistance Corp (VSAC) and others to help assist students financially. Besides workforce development, residents in our region need to have fun as well. That’s why the RVTC-AED will soon be offering a variety of classes of ‘a lighter fare’. They are always looking for teachers in the area willing to share their ideas. Courses start September 14 and are filling up fast; new courses begin virtually every week after that. For a complete list of classes, visit RVTC.ORG (click on ‘Continuing Education’) or call 8858315.


Myrtle Rebekah’s Fall Harvest Dinner In Proctorsville Myrtle Rebekah Lodge #6 of Proctorsville invites you to attend a Fall Harvest Dinner on Saturday, September 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit the Proctorsville Fire Company. Tickets will be available at the door. The meal will include pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and onions, coleslaw, and brownies for dessert. Coffee, hot tea or fruit punch will be the beverage selections. The cost of the dinner

will be $8 for adults, $4 for kids under 12, and a free meal for those under 3 years of age. We welcome our friends and neighbors for a nice dinner in support of our local firefighters. Rebekah Myrtle Lodge #6 is a sister organization of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The lodge is active in State and local community events throughout the year including holiday baskets for needy families, the annual 'coffee stop' along the Interstate, and contin-

uing support of the Gill Home in Ludlow. We are always looking for new members to join our Rebekah Lodge - talk with a member at the dinner to see how you might become involved.

Roast Beef Supper The monthly Sunday Roast Beef Supper will be held at the Brownsville Comunity Church in Brownsville on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is adults $12 and children $5.

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Submitted by Riverside Middle School On the first day of the new school year, Chase Baldwin, center, readies to catch a ball tossed by Riverside Middle School classmate Devin Brady during a first day "ice breaking" activity. Riverside opened its doors this week to 329 students and planning is underway to add an approximately 100 fifth graders for the 2010-2011 school year.

Springfield Town Library Programs In September The Springfield Town Library will host The Vermont 251 Club, a presentation with Sandy Levesque, on Thursday, September 10 at 7 p.m. We will also have a chance to explore the 251 notebooks donated by Shirley Coutermarsh.

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amateur astronomer and member of The Springfield Telescope Makers. He has also taught astronomy classes at local community colleges. For more information call the library at 885-3108 or visit

Tea & Titles Book Discussion At The Senior Center

Chester American Legion Friday, September 11, 2009 Call Tom at (603) 543-3463, or E-Mail at for tickets, information, and early bird specials.

If you like talking and learning about Vermont history, this is the night for you. We will also host the program Get to Know the Night Sky with Richard Hunter on Thursday, September 17 at 7 p.m. Hunter is a long time


Tea, cookies and lively conversation at the Springfield Senior Center on Tuesday, September 29 at 11 a.m. This month’s book is Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg, a novel

about the power of love and friendship. The discussion will be led by Nancy Tusinski, Adult Services Coordiator at the Springfield Town Library. Books are available at the Senior Center.

The October 27 Tea and Titles selection will be Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. For more information call the Senior Center at 885-3933 or the library at 885-3108.



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Submitted by the Precision Valley Fish and Game Association The Precision Valley Fish and Game Association invites all to come and celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sunday, September 27 at their outdoor range in Perkinsville on Route 106. Gates will open at 10 a.m. for a fun-filled day of shooting sports with free admission including trap shooting, muzzle-loader, cowboy action and pistol shooting. A private handgun collection from the Thomas Platt Family will be on display. There will be a barbeque on site provided at a nominal charge and a homemade pie sale. Cash raffle with a first prize of $500 will be drawn on site. Ruger will provide Firearms and Ammunition for this event.

Originally formed more than 70 years ago, the Precision Valley Fish and Game Association is an NRA affiliated sporting organization based in Perkinsville, Vermont. Our objective is to maintain and pass on Vermont's outdoor heritage to future generations. National Hunting and Fishing Day was formalized by Congress in 1972 to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in conservation. Through licenses, permits and special taxes, outdoor sportsmen and women generate more than 1.75 billion per year for fish, wildlife, and habitat. Precision Valley Fish and Game Association has celebrated National Hunting and Fishing Day for many years and is proud to hold this event again in 2009. Please visit our website at

SHS Class Of 1971 Meeting The SHS class of 1971 will have a 40th reunion planning meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 24 at Bryant

Credit Union at 380 River Street in Springfield. For more information, call Kathy Belisle at 978902-3952.

September Is Library Sign-Up Month September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. In recognition of this special month, the Springfield Town Library is holding a raffle in the Children’s Room. Anyone who gets a new library card and those who already have a library card are eligible to win one of four copies of Biscuit’s Picnic accompanied by a Biscuit look-alike toy. A library card is a must

have back-to-school item as well as a ticket for exploring new adventures and finding information. If you know of a Springfield resident who doesn’t have a card, encourage him/her to get one. Non-resident cards ($40 per family/year) make great gifts for outof-town family and friends. For more information call 885-3108.

essential to making the plan a meaningful guidance document for the Agency of Natural Resources. Marie Levesque Caduto, Watershed Coordinator with the Water Quality Division of the Agency of Natural Resources, will speak on what invasives are present, the issues around invasive species and methods to control them. Following the presentation participants are asked to offer concerns,

VAULT Season-Closing “Open Wall” Exhibit Submitted by The Vault Beginning on Friday, September 25 the VAULT (Visual Art Using Local Talent) will host their final 2009 season Open Wall exhibit, with an artists’ opening reception for the public from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 68 Main Street in Springfield. The exhibit’s theme is “Color My World” and refreshments will also be served. The Open Wall supports VAULT’s mission to encourage community arts by inviting all artists and crafters in the immediate Springfield area to display and sell their work in a non-juried setting. Local artists, especially those who have never shown their work before, are encouraged to participate. All

works must be framed, ready to hang or otherwise display. VAULT will not be able to accept any work after September 18. Drop off times at the gallery will be Thursday, September 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artists who currently have work on display in the Open Wall are asked to pick up their work during those hours, or no later than September 18. Look for us again in the spring as we begin a new Open Wall season, and thanks to all who have participated. For more information, please call the gallery at 885-7111 or visit online at Open Wall coordinator Diane Whittier may also be contacted at 263-5475 or by email at

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Golf Event For Springfield Hospital Submitted by Springfield Hospital The ninth annual golf tournament to benefit Springfield Hospital, will be held on Thursday, September 24 at Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow. The proceeds from this year ’s tournament will help support the Springfield Hospital oncology clinic. There are hole-in-one


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Workshop On Starting A Business Submitted by the Vermont Small Business Development Center The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is offering a three-hour workshop on how to start your own business and write a business plan. The course will be offered on Tuesday September 29 from 9 a.m. until Noon at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield. The seminar is designed for individuals who are thinking about going into business, but need assistance with the procedures involved and government regulations regarding starting up a business in Vermont. Space is limited. To register for the workshop sign up online at or email Heather Gonyaw at The registration fee is $40/$45 for two. Vermont Small Business Development Center is a

Basin Watershed Council Meeting On Invasive Species Issues Submitted by the Basin 10 Watershed Council The Basin 10 Watershed Council is meeting to learn about and discuss invasive species issues in the Black and Ottauquechee River watersheds. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and its local partners are holding the meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at the Quechee Library at 1957 Main Street in Quechee Village from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Public input is


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Brattleboro Retreat Develops Innovative Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Unit the unit. “People came to us and said that there is a need out there,” Dr. Prause said. “We took a look at it, did some homework and decided it was something that we wanted to do at the Retreat.” LGBT patients receive care for a variety of issues including depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, sexual compulsivity, sexual identity issues, HIV/AIDS and related concerns and alcohol and other drug addiction. “The need for this type of program is timely, and the Retreat will provide members of the LGBT community with outstanding care delivered in an environment that is safe, respectful and positive,” said Dr. Rob Simpson, president and chief executive officer. “We are intent on building a center of excellence for the treatment of LGBT individuals from the northeast and beyond.” Program services will include psychological and medical evaluation, around-the-clock acute hospital care, drug and alcohol detox/short-term stabilization, medication management, group and individual therapy and therapeutic recreation along with after care planning that is tailored

Story by Robert F. Smith – Editor Photos Courtesy of the Brattleboro Retreat On July 7, the Brattleboro Retreat launched a new, and rather bold venture, New England’s first inpatient mental health and addiction treatment program designed exclusively to meet the needs of individuals who are lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT). The 16-bed program has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start, with fewer clients than the Retreat had hoped to be helping, but according to Dr. Julie Prause, MD, the medical director of the unit, other important aspects of the program have gone very well, especially the people that have applied to staff the unit. “The staff has gelled very well,” Dr. Prause said. “The staff really communicates well. They really want to be there. It’s something they believe in. That’s about as good as it gets.” Dr. Prause said that the Retreat is starting to make a serious effort to get the word out about the availability of the unit. He said that he or other representitives of the facility would be attending several mental health conferences over the coming few months to publicize and even make some presentations about

Brooks Memorial Library Program With Local Authors On Thursday, September 10, at 7 p.m. in the Main Room of Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, local authors Wayne Carhart and Charles Fish will talk and present photos about their book On the Job: The Brattleboro Public Works Department. The book tells the story of the people who make it possible for one to drink from the tap, flush the toilet, and enjoy clean and

lighted streets and sidewalks. The development of public works is an important strand in the history of the town. Brattleboro’s population grew with the arrival of the railroad in 1848 and with various industries including the Estey Organ Company, the S. A. Smith Toy Company, and a significant publishing and printing industry. And in the 20th century

Ron Krupp At Brooks Memorial Library On Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Brook's Memorial Library, author, gardener, and Vermont Public Radio commentator Ron Krupp will discuss his newest book, Lifting the Yoke: Local Solutions to America's Farm and Food Crisis. Krupp is the author of The Woodchuck's Guide to Gardening and Vermont Public Radio Garden and Farm Commentator for the past eight years. His garden book received the Christian Science Monitor Garden Book of the Year award for New England

in 2002. Lifting the Yoke deals with many of the farm and food issues that are in the news on a daily basis, such as globalization, hunger and obesity – and local, sustainable solutions. Krupp has been involved with farm and food issues for the past 35 years. Among other projects, he started the Brattleboro Farmers' Market in the early 70s, coordinated the Tommy Thompson Community Garden in the Intervale for 15 years, and published the Green Mountain Farmer in the early 1980s.

the automobile arrived. For many years roads were limited, potable water sources were privately owned, the Whetstone Brook and the Connecticut River carried raw sewage, and firefighting was limited to hand pumpers and bucket brigades. The town met the challenge and created the Public Works Department. In documenting the often unnoticed work of the depart-

ment, the authors spent two years at job sites, asking questions and listening. On the Job is published by the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce and funded by the Thomas Thompson Trust and the Windham Foundation. The authors have volunteered their services, and the proceeds from sales will go to a special fund to benefit the department.

Yoga At Grace Cottage Hospital Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend is offering several sixweek yoga sessions for the public, as follows: • Relaxation Yoga classes, taught by Grace Cottage Rehabilitation Director Crystal Mansfield, on Tuesdays, September 15 to October 20, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., or on Wednesdays, September 16 to October 21, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. • Relaxation Yoga classes, taught by Grace Cottage Physician Assistant Judy Carpenter, Thursdays, September 24 to October 29, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

• Senior Yoga, taught by Grace Cottage Physician Assistant Judy Carpenter, Fridays, 8 to 9 a.m. Designed specifically for senior adults, this gentle form of yoga will be performed either seated, standing, or lying on the floor, depending on the agility of the group. All of these yoga classes are offered as part of Grace Cottage Hospital’s Wellness Program. The cost is $25 for six weeks, or $5 per week. Pre-registration is required. Call 365-3649.

to the needs of LGBT individuals, according to literature received from the Retreat. “The environment of care will be 100 percent LGBT affirmative,” said Dr. Praus said in a statment released by the Retreat. “Every member of the Retreat’s clinical team has been carefully selected for this program and is trained in sensitivity to LGBT issues. We will be able to accomplish results that are often impossible for patients in ‘mixed’ clinical settings. In addition to excellent clinical care, the support and acceptance patients share with each other plays a powerful role in the healing process.” One of the unit staff members, mental health worker Lori Weber, is also an accomplished artist, and has painted three murals throughout the unit that help create a welcoming, friendly and bright atmosphere. Other members of the Retreat’s LGBT clinical leadership team include Susan Pickford, RN, nurse manager, and Erica Masson, a LICSW, lead social worker. In photo from left, Susan Pickford, RN, Julie Praus, MD, and Erica Masson, MSW. In bottom photo, one of the murals that decorate the walls of the new unit.

Worried About Falling? A Matter Of Balance Course Offered Submitted by Grace Cottage Hospital If you are worried about the chance of falling and the injuries that could result, you may benefit from a new class starting soon at Grace Cottage Hospital. The class will be held on eight Wednesdays, from September 23 to November 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Research has shown that many seniors are afraid of falling and therefore restrict their social and physical activities. The eight-week “A Matter of Balance” program is designed to help participants develop practical strategies to reduce this fear and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable. The program uses instructional videos, group discussion, and exercises to help class members develop coping strategies and increase coordination and balance. Participants also learn how to do a home safety

evaluation that can help them identify places in their home where they may be at risk. The class helps with setting realistic goals to increase activity, changing the environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercising safely to increase strength and balance. Research has shown that this class can help participants to be less likely to fall and to have improved activity levels up to 12 months after the class. “A Matter of Balance” is a free program offered through the Grace Cottage Hospital Wellness Program. The group will be led by Grace Cottage Occupational Therapists Wendy Stone and Jennifer Studin and Grace Cottage Physical Therapy Assistants Pam Coburn and Dawn Franceschetti. The class size is limited to12 participants; please pre-register by Monday, September 21. For more information or to pre-register, call 3653649.

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Get In The Game A View On Sports By Editor Joe Milliken

The fall high school sports season has finally kicked in, with many local teams taking the field over the last week. So let's get to it. The Leland & Gray boys' soccer team got off to a fast start in their season-opener on the road in Windsor, cruising to a 7-1 win over the Yellow Jackets. After Windsor's David Young scored the first (and only) goal five minutes into the match, it was all Rebels after that. After Tyler Russell scored the next two goals including one on a penalty kick, Leland & Gray

dominated the rest of the way, getting two goals each from Noah Chapin and Sean Stein and another from Colin Nystron. Gabe Pozzi was solid in the net for the Rebels after giving up that first goal, collecting four saves on the night as the Rebel defense also played a strong game in stifling the Yellow Jacket offense. ----------------------------------The Bellows Falls field hockey team got off to a rough start, dropping a 4-0 decision to rival Springfield in Westminster. The Lady Cosmos got two goals from Sarah Trombley and one from Kayla Perham in the win, while the Lady Terriers continue to work with a very young and under-manned squad. Staying in Bellows Falls, the Lady Terrier soccer team hung tough, but couldn’t quite overtake Fair Haven in the first round of the John Werner Tournament, dropping a tough, 1-0 decision to the Lady Slaters in Arlington. Terrier goal keeper Tia Billado had a great game for BF, letting only one goal slip by which turned out to be the difference in the match. The lone goal was scored by Fair Haven’s Chelsea

Murray. “We played pretty well for our first game, we’ll just kept plugging away,” BF coach John Broadly told reporters after the game. ----------------------------------At West Rutland, the Green Mountain Union High School girls' soccer team produced a nice road-win to start the season, getting two second half goals to break a 2-2 tie. Lindsey Walton got the game-winner with an assist from Julie Comstock, with Alena Savage netting an insurance goal from Laura Hoffman. Senior Sarah Groshens also netted a goal in the first half. Lady Chiefs goal keeper Georgia Ladd made eight saves in the win, while West Rutland keeper Sierra Pease made 11 saves despite the lop-sided score. Katie Lincoln and Toni Girdi each scored a goal for the Lady Golden Horde. ----------------------------------In Manchester, the Burr & Burton girls' field hockey exploded in their home-opener, shutting out Fair Haven 6-0. The Lady Bulldogs got a hat trick (three goals) from Jenna Hoffman and single goals from Karla Coppin, Lizzie Jorgenson

Tater Hill’s Member Guest Results

Submitted by Tater Hill Golf Club The Tater Hill “member guest” was recently played, this after two postponements. After the 18 holes of the “two person best ball format was concluded, we had three ladies teams tied and two mens’ teams also tied. The sudden death playoff started on hole 10 for the women. Huguette Fournier and Carol Peckam, Barbara Lettenberger and Mary Jane Clark along with Jane Becker and partner Ingrid Kjeldson headed down #10. Fournier and Peckam saw trouble around the green with the two other groups battling out a win for the crown. Lettenberger was first to put, as the 20-footer slid by, she had a threefooter for a net four.

Meanwhile Kjeldson had a 15-footer for a net eagle and waiting in the wings was Becker, anxious to slam home an eight-footer for the same score. Kjeldson didn’t wait for her partner as she made her net three on the par five to take the champion title. Meanwhile the men were playing down #18 to fight for the crown. The approach shots into the treacherous 18th hole saw Dave Surette and Tom Donovan never out of place while Emmanuel and Mohlenhoff wavered a bit coming in to the green. All had 20 to 30 footers for birdies and pars, but it was Donovan who punched a wedge to five feet from the fairway and drained the putt for an impressive net eagle. Emmanuel played a stellar round, shooting

an all-time best 80 in competition, while Surette fired a 72 on his own ball to help get his team into the playoff. Longest Drive #18: Men: Lou Trapp Ladies: Lisa Mcguire Mens First Flight: Second Gross: Skip Cleveland, Ken Miner 83 Second Net: Lou Trapp, Bob Lewis 65 First Gross: Trevor Powers, Terry O’connell 82 First Net: Joe Donahue, Brent Cooley 63 Ladies First Flight: Second Gross: Pat and Bridget Donahue 97 Second Net: Barbara Lettenberger, Mary Jane Clark 65 First Gross: Carol Mariani, Clare Quirk 95 First Net: Huguette Fournier, Carol Peckam 65

and Nina Shehadi in the shut out victory. In the onslaught, Burr & Burton also got assists from Jorgenson, Jessica Horst, and Claire Kelley . Bulldog keepers Jillian Blaisdell and Colby Halligan combined for the shut out. Staying in Manchester, the Lady Bulldogs girls’ soccer team won a tight, season-opening match over Fair Haven, 2-1. Morgan Ams and Gillian Paradis scored the goals for the Bulldogs, while goal keeper Michaela Lewis notched four saves, including a huge stop near the end of regulation to preserve the win. ---------------------------------The Burr & Burton boys’ soccer team travelled to Fair Haven for their season-opener, knocking off the Slaters 6-1. The Bulldogs got two goals from Brandon Ogilvie and Chris Antonez and one each from Natti Shaw, and Yutong Bai. Burr & Burton outshot Fair haven 31-6, while BBA keeper had to make just three saves in the win. ----------------------------------At Woodstock, the Lady Wasps scored the opening goal just one minute into play, but were shut out the rest of the way

as Brattleboro got the next two goals for the 2-1 win on the road. Leah Shore got the first goal for the Lady Colonels and Taylor Kerylow got the game winner with nine minutes left in regulation. Brattleboro goal keeper Amanda Adams notched seven saves in the win, while Woodstock'’s Noellen Neisner made 15 saves despite taking the loss. -----------------------------------The Brattleboro boys' soccer team certainly took care of business in their season home-opener, notching a 5-0 shut-out win over Woodstock. The Colonels got goals from Shad Payne-Meyer, Zak Emond, Jose Diego Silva, Zach Stromberg and Matt Dunn, while BUHS goal keeper Evan Darling preserved the shut out with two outstanding saves in the final minute of the contest. Staying in Brattleboro, the Colonels field hockey squad topped Springfield in a tight one, 2-1. Tatiana Frizell scored both goals in the Colonels victory. ----------------------------------The Springfield High School boys’ soccer team got off to a fast start with a convincing 7-0 win over Arlington, pushing them into the finals of the John

Werner Tournament. The Cosmos offense was led by senior John Kendall, who dominated by scoring four of the seven goals. Derek Graham tallied two goals and, Cody Filkin one, while Jordan Phenning was solid in net to preserve the shut out. At press time, the Cosmos were set to face Twin Valley in the tournament championship. On the Springfield girls’ side, the lady Cosmos travelled to Quechee to take on Hartford, losing a tough 2-1 decision. Emma Esty notched the only Springfield goal, which tied the game late in the first half, while Cosmos keeper Alaina Ortho stopped eight shots in the loss. ---------------------------------In Ludlow, the Black River boys’ soccer team was looking for their sixth consecutive win in the annual “ Jug” game against Proctor, but couldn’t quite meet the challenge as the Phantons took the prize with a 3-0 win. Proctor got two goals from Keagan McDonnell and one from Matt Scarzello in the win, while Phanton keeper Justin Ratti and his defense had a great game to preserve the shut out.

Chester Pirates Capture CRVBL Championship

Story by Joe Milliken Sports Editor Photo courtesy of Quinton Carr The Chester Pirates recently captured the Connecticut River Valley League Mens’ Baseball championship with a convincing 10-1 win over the Ludlow Gold. Chester-resident and former Green Mountain Union High School stand out Scott Renfro went the distance on the mound for the Pirates, giving up just three hits and one

unearned run, while also striking out ten. Bellows Falls resident Todd Wells led the Pirate offense with three hits, two RBI’s and a run scored, while Chuck Herriman added two hits and a run. North Walpole resident Craig Mellish also came off the bench to rip a tworun double to help seal the deal. The Pirates finished their season with an impressive, 15-1 record while claiming their

seventh CRVBL title. For more information about the league, visit Quinton Carr submitted information to this article. Above, the CRVBL champion Chester Pirates. Front row L-R: Gary Parker, Scott Renfro, Scott Coursen, Jamie Spence, Gary Graham. Back row L-R: Chuck Harriman, Jesse Lane, Eric "Louie" Anderson, Todd Wells, Scott Sargent, Craig Mellish, Doug Roberts (not pictured, Steve Brown)


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Submitted by IGA USA IGA USA has announced that Londonderry, based Clarks Quality Foods and Marshall, Miner, and Brenda Clark have been awarded the IGA Five Star honor for achievement in IGA's Assessment Program. Five Star is the highest level of recognition possible under the Assessment Program's rigorous standards. The IGA Assessment Program focuses on store appearance and product quality, employee training, customer service, engagement in IGA consumer-focused marketing events, and support and involvement in the local community. The IGA Assessment Program in-

volves four unrevealed and one revealed assessment within the course of a year, and also incorporates a customer feedback component. "IGA's customers know that when they shop at IGA, they're supporting not only their local independent retailer, but their community as a whole," IGA USA CEO Mark Batenic said. "The heart and soul of IGA retailing is providing our customers with the very best level of service along with a personalized, communityfocused experience. Clarks Quality Foods IGA is a shining example of a store that is elevating the power of the IGA Brand by providing a total customer experience. We're proud of the Clarks

associates for Clarks Quality Foods' achievement and thank all the customers who inspired the Clarks team to be the best." "We at Clarks Quality Foods are so proud to be the Mountain Valley's Five Star IGA," Miner Clark said. "We achieved this honor by working as a team to meet the needs of our customers. My brother (Marshall), sister (Brenda), and wife (Debbie) wish to thank our dedicated team for their hard work day in and day out. IGA is the world's largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $21 billion per year. The Alliance includes nearly 4,000 Hometown Proud Su-

permarkets worldwide, supported by 36 distribution companies and more than 55 major manufacturers, vendors and suppliers encompassing everything from grocery to equipment items. IGA has operations in 46 of the territories. The Clark family has been in the IGA network since 1931, when Miner C. Clark Co. joined the Independent Grocers Alliance with his store in East Arlington. Ray & Ardis Clark founded the Londonderry store now in its 35th year at the present location with numerous modifications. Above,Marshall, Brenda and Miner Clark.

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Music Lessons Offered in Manchester


individually to the student’s needs. Voice students will also learn the development of breath, diction and a healthy production of the voice. Emphasis is on creating a solid technique, on

building repertoire and, most of all, on having fun and enjoying the world of music. For more information, contact Anne at 768-8144 or In photo, Anne D’Olivo.

Stratton Area Citizens Committee Holds Meeting On Water Quality Submitted by the Stratton Area Citizens Committee The Stratton Area Citizens Committee invites you to attend a meeting for all who are concerned about water quality on Friday, September 18 at 7 p.m. at the Jamaica Town Hall. SACC was formed 25 years ago by local citizens to voice the concerns of our neighbors regarding decisions being reached about water quality and wildlife issues. We are reaching out to the community to educate and attract new members to become involved as these issues are becoming more complicated and the implications of decisions being made now will have great impact on the future quality of the waters in our streams,

Invasive Species Control Project Submitted by Londonderry Conservation Commission The Londonderry Conservation Commission is sponsoring an invasive species control project on the Town of Londonderry Prouty property in Londonderry on Saturday, September 12 at 8:30 a.m. at the South Londonderry Town Offices on School Street in South Londonderry. Long View Forest Contracting, Inc. in conjunction with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation will provide the materials and expertise. This will be a whole-day event so pack a lunch if you want to stay the day, along with appropriate outdoor and footwear. If it is raining or looks like rain that weekend, we have scheduled a raindate for Wednesday, September 16 at the same time and meeting place. For further information, contact Aaron Hurst at 885-8888.

lakes and rivers as well as the water we drink. Come and learn what we have been doing, what we are facing in the future and how we can affect state and local decisions. A panel of experts will discuss and answer questions about the roles of developers, the State

and citizens. The panelists are: Jenna Pugliese, Permit and Planning Manager, Stratton Mountain Resort; Marie Levesque Caduto, West River Watershed Coordinator, Water Quality Division of Department of Environmental Conservation; David

Deen, River Steward for Connecticut River Watershed Council. Please attend this meeting to learn how you can help to protect the waters of Vermont. For more information contact Darlene Palola, chairperson of the Stratton Area Citizens Committee at 297-2810.

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Flasch, plus internationally-renowned sopranos Dee Tigue and Nan Nall. She studied piano with Bernard King who is professor at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music. She has performed many times on the Dorset Playhouse stage and will appear in the upcoming Cabaret on September 11 and 12. D’Olivo is the long-time resident percussionist for the Opera Theatre of Weston and will perform with them in The Little Prince in January. D’Olivo’s classical training can be applied to all musical styles and students can choose to study a wide variety of music, from opera to pop. Special care is given to beginners and music theory and general musical knowledge is taught alongside performance technique. Since each student has different strengths, lessons are tailored

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Submitted by Anne D’Olivio Experienced voice, piano and percussion teacher, Anne D’Olivo, is now accepting students for lessons in the Manchester area. Children and adults of all levels of ability from beginner to advanced, are welcome. D’Olivo recently moved from Londonderry to Manchester with her family and is delighted to be in the neighborhood. Her daughter Jenna attends the Long Trail School and her other daughter Caitlin is a student at MEMS. D’Olivo has taught music for many years both in England and in the United States and wishes to encourage and nurture music making in the local area. A graduate of Hull University in England with a B.A. Honors in Music, she has studied voice with Metropolitan Opera soprano Christine


Sept. 9 - Sept. 15, 2009

Partial Listing Of The Brattleboro Music Center Music School Fall Semester Adult, Youth and Toddler Classes Submitted by the Brattleboro Music Center The Brattleboro Music Center fall class information and lesson registration forms are available at or by calling the BMC at 2574523. The fall semester begins September 14. The BMC Music School offers instruction in 16 instruments and voice, for students of all ages and abilities, all taught by 30 dedicated and talented faculty members. Classes offered include: Adults •Celtic Music Session, Introductory version Wednesdays, between 7 and 8 p.m., beginning September 16, Brattleboro Music Center. Learn traditional jigs and reels, and other dance music of Scotland, Ireland and New England. All music will be taught by ear, making this class an excellent opportunity to both develop ear training abilities and get an introduction into these exciting musical traditions. Instruments can include violin, flute, recorder, penny whistle, accordion, mandolin, clarinet and piano. Instructors: Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy. Fall semester runs September 16-December 9, the class fee is $180 for 12 sessions. • Celtic Music Session, Advanced version Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 16, Brattleboro

Music Center Learn traditional jigs and reels, and other dance music of Scotland, Ireland and New England. All music will be taught by ear. Instruments can include violin, flute, recorder, penny whistle, accordion, mandolin, clarinet and piano. Instructors: Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy. Fall semester runs September 16-December 9, the class fee is $180 for 12 sessions. • Solfége Sight Singing - Adults Mondays, 5 p.m., Beginning September 21, Brattleboro Music Center Through the joy of group singing, students will hone their skills in sight-singing, rhythm, dictation, conducting and performance of music in parts. For beginner and intermediate instrumentalists and singers for whom music is increasingly important, and who want to be better in their choruses or groups. Instructor: Richard Ullman. Also offered for Jr. High/High School musicians. The fee is $120 for eight sessions. • Awareness Through Movement For Musicians Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Beginning November 5, Brattleboro Music Center The Feldenkrais Method offers a unique approach to recognizing habits and exploring more pleasurable and efficient ways of doing and being.

Since Moshe Feldenkrais first began working with the public in the 1950’s, thousands of musicians around the world have utilized the Method to bring greater lightness, ease, and joy to their playing. Instructor: Lisa Nash. Class fee is $90 for six onehour sessions. Youth – Toddlers through High School Students • Celtic Music Session, Youth version (11 and up) Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m., beginning September 16, Brattleboro Music Center Learn traditional jigs and reels, and other dance music of Scotland, Ireland and New England. All music will be taught by ear, making this class an excellent opportunity to both develop ear training abilities and get an introduction into these exciting musical traditions. Instruments can include violin, flute, recorder, penny whistle, accordion, mandolin, clarinet and piano. Instructors: Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy. Fall semester runs September 16-December 9, the class fee is $180 for 12 sessions. • Movin’ Into Music Music & Movement For Toddlers and Preschoolers (age 1-4) Brattleboro: 10 a.m., Mondays, Beginning September 14. Walpole, NH: 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Beginning

September 15 Come sing, dance, clap, tap and make believe! A fun filled 45-minute class for children 1-5 years and their caregivers. This dynamic class offers singa-longs to original and traditional songs, a variety of musical instruments to play, as well as some unique props and puppets. Annie Frelich – one half of the popular duet The Annies, leads this class. $15 per class / $120 for an 8 week session. Siblings age 1-5 are $5 per class; siblings under 1 and over 5 are free. Classes are ongoing - join in any time. Free demo class. Class CD available. • Movin’ Into Music Stay and Play: Little Strummers Ukelele Club Brattleboro: 9:45 a.m., Mondays. A fun opportunity for preschoolers (ages 3 and up) to enjoy 15 minutes of Ukelele playing with Annie Frelich following their Movin' Into Music class. $5 per class/$40 for eight-week session. This session is for children already enrolled in the Movin' Into Music class as a fun way to stay and play. • Music Makers – Ages 5-8. Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Starting September 23, Brattleboro Music Center Using authentic xylophones and percussion instruments, students will learn to keep

a beat, sing on pitch while accompanying themselves and others, and make up rhythms and melodies of their own, all while experiencing the fun of playing music in a group. They will learn chants, poems, and songs from all different cultures. The xylophones are arranged so that there are no "wrong" notes and they always make a pleasing sound. This class serves as an excellent introduction to private music lessons. Instructor: Maggie Smith. Class fee is $168 for 12 sessions. • Jubilee Children's Chorus Tuesdays, 3:45-5 p.m., Beginning October 27. Rehearsal Location: Hilltop Montessori School, 120 Summit Circle, West Brattleboro. For children ages 8-13 who are excited about singing. The Jubilee Children’s Chorus, directed by Susan Dedell, will launch its premier season with a work especially commissioned for this new ensemble by composer Paul Dedell, with media design by Finn Campman. This composition, Songs of Divine Chemistry, is scored for children’s chorus, adult choir, pitched percussion and drums, and utilizes film and shadow puppets to create a stunning landscape of sound and vision; and will be

performed at the Latchis Theatre on January 15 and 16, 2010. For more information, contact Susan Dedell at 348-7735. Membership is limited, early enrollment suggested. Vocal placement interview required. • Solfége Sight-Singing - Jr. High/High School Mondays, 5 p.m., Beginning September 21, Brattleboro Music Center. Through the joy of group singing, students will hone their skills in sight-singing, rhythm, dictation, conducting and performance of music in parts. This class is for students who are considering music as a lifelong pursuit. Instructor: Richard Ullman. Eight weeks / $120. Also offered for adults. • BMC Music Adventure Program – For Children and Adults with Disabilities Thursdays, 3:45-5:30 pm, Fall Semester Starting September 10 Location: Windham Regional Career Center, Brattleboro (wheelchairaccessible) Class fee is $250 for 10 sessions.For additional information regarding lessons and additional classes visit or call the Brattleboro Music Center at 257-4523. aid applications are due by September 14.

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SVAC Hosts National Fall Open Exhibition

Submitted by The Southern Vermont Arts Center The Southern Vermont Arts Center is proud to announce the opening, on Saturday, September 26, of one of its most anticipated annual shows, the National Fall Open Exhibition. Rett Sturman, Orah Moore, Regis Brodie and Gloria Vanderbilt are among the artists featured in this exhibition. The exhibition kicks off, from 3 to 4 p.m., with the final installment of the 2009 Conversations with Artists series, featuring Inez McDermott, Associate Professor of Art History at New England College of Art, along with featured artists Orah Moore, Regis Brodie and

Gloria Vanderbilt. A free, opening artists’ reception with live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar follows from 4-6 p.m., and will feature Gloria Vanderbilt signing copies of her latest novel, Obsession. Afterward, from 6 to 8 p.m. attendees may enjoy a three-course dinner at the Garden Café for $25. Call 362-8298 or 3660360 for information and reservations. Gallery admission is free for members and children under 13, $8 for non-members, $3 for students. For more information call 362-1405 or visit In photo, Gloria Vanderbilt in her studio



Scott Morgan Show at DaVallia

Text and photo by Robert F. Smith – Editor Chester artist Scott Morgan will have a show of his work at DaVallia Art and Accents on the Green in Chester through to October 31. There will be an artist’s reception on Saturday, September 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Above is a painting by Morgan that was in the Hunter Gallery of Fine Art in Grafton for a recent show. DaVallia is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Returns to Bellows Falls Submitted by Dorothy Read On Thursday, October 1, Vermont Festivals LLC will help celebrate the VSO’s diamond anniversary with a concert at the Bellows Falls Opera House. This is a return appearance for the symphony. In 2008 the VSO made their first ever appearance in Bellows Falls, and sold out the newly renovated Opera House. In order to present the concert, Vermont Festivals must augment ticket sales with underwriting by local businesses and individuals and there is still time to get involved. “The VSO takes its show on the road in an effort to reach the entire State of Vermont,” Ray Massucco, producer, said.

“In order to allow as many people to attend as possible, they price their tickets very reasonably.” To keep it affordable, the top adult ticket is priced at $24; seniors 60, and older and juniors 18 and under pay just $20. The concert by the VSO is part of their popular Made in Vermont Music Festival, a year-long celebration,

this year with special recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the oldest state supported symphony orchestra in the country. The Made in Vermont festival features a new composition each year, and this year there is a local angle. Tickets are available

online at, at Boccelli’s, Fat Franks, and Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Brattleboro Books, Misty Valley Books in Chester, and Radio Shack and the Vault in Springfield. For more information, please call 463-9595, or visit online at

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Fall Workshops At The InView Center InView Center for the Arts at The Landgrove Inn announces its fall workshop lineup which includes watercolors, oils, a Frank Francese, AWS, kicks off the fall season with a five day watercolor workshop from September 21 to 25. He is followed by Wilson Bickford, offering a three day “Wilderness Landscapes in oils”

workshop from September 29 through October 1. October 19 thru October 23 will feature Ros Stallcup and her ever popular Decorative Arts workshop. Paul LeVeille finishes out the season with a three day “Portraits in Watercolors” workshop from October 27 to 29. For more details, visit or call 824-6673.

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Sept. 9 - Sept. 15, 2009

The Legend of the Stratton Mountain Boys Submitted by the Stratton Mountain Boys The Stratton Mountain Boys will be playing two shows at the Chester American Legion Post 67 on Route 103 on Friday, September 18 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, September 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $1 for children from 6 to 12. For reservations, call 875-6009 or 885-3586. Seating is limited. The Stratton Mountain Boys are known throughout the United States as some of the finest ethnic performers of Germanic music and Octoberfest entertainment. This fine group was formed at Stratton Mountain where the band members are also ski instructors during the winter season. Stefan Schernthaner joined the band in 1970 and has since become business manager, booking agent and has excelled as bandleader since 1975. Stefan is

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originally from Maria Alm, Austria. He plays trumpet, trombone, alphorn, bell and the singing saw. In 1972, Stefan became US Champion of Freestyle skiing. A number of other musicians have performed with the Stratton Mountain Boys in the past. In 34 years of the Stratton Mountain Boys history, there have been approximately 70 Austrian Musicians participating in the legend of the Stratton Mountain Boys. The existing members are

determined to keep the tradition alive. The Stratton Mountain Boys continuously offer excellent entertainment throughout the USA every summer and fall. In the five month tour, they drive over 40,000 miles to appear in front of thousands of people. They have appeared on various radio broadcasts and television shows, such as CNN Headlines News, PM Magazine, Captain Kangaroo, Evening Magazine and news casts in many cities. In previous years, the Stratton Mountain Boys

have performed at Epcot Center, Excalibur Hotel, and numerous Octoberfests throughout America. The 1996 season was started off by performing at the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta. The haunting sound of alphorns, enthusiastic yodeling, songs, traditional shoe slapping and their lively spirited Polka music, delight their guests and bring lightheartedness and awe into everyone's hearts. Above, the Stratton Mountain Boys.

The Johnny Cash Experience Submitted by the Southern Vermont Arts Center The Southern Vermont Arts Center is proud to welcome David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience, to the Arkell Pavilion on Friday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. Thanks to the generosity of the evening’s sponsors, SVAC is able to offer


discounted tickets of $20 to its members and Vermont residents, $30 to all others. Tickets are available at the Box Office, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 3622522. The Johnny Cash Experience features a cast of five extraordinary musicians and covers, in note-for-note fashion, the early Johnny Cash years, the Johnny Cash and June Carter period, and the Folsom Prison Concert Era. Wearing authentic costumes and playing authentic instruments, David Stone and company weave music, drama and history together in their unerring portrayal this towering figure of American music, his wife, and his long-time backup band, The Tennessee Three. The Arts Center wishes to thank the following for their help in mounting this very special appearance: Platinum Sponsors

Express Copy, Merchants Bank/Merchants Trust Company, Michael Stott, Buddy Teich; Gold Sponsors Al & Helene Feldan, Hub's Catering, The Seasoned Palette at the Garden Café, W.H. Shaw Insurance; Silver Sponsor The Keelan Company and Bronze Sponsors Don Dorr, Earthborn Designs, J & J Cleaners, Erik Mathiasen, Perry Construction, Up For Breakfast. David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience is a reflection of the Arts Center ’s mission to present the finest quality live performances in the region. For more information call 362-1405 or drop by the Arts Center, which is just off West Road in Manchester. In photo, David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience played San Quentin Prison on the 40th Anniversary of Johnny Cash’s historic 1969 prison concert.

Sept. 9 - Sept. 15, 2009


Cheese-Making Contest At The Plymouth Cheese And Harvest Festival Story by Joe Milliken - Editor The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation is seeking entries for the Cheese Recipe Contest that will be held at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site on Saturday, September 12. Originated in 1997, the event features many activities including wagon rides, traditional craft demonstrations, special presentations, seasonal culinary treats and activities for the entire family. This year the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has selected the Harvest Festival as a “Top 10 Fall Event.” The contest is part of the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival, an event that celebrates the award-winning world of Vermont-made cheese. Contestants are asked

to bring their entry to the Plymouth Cheese Factory, which is located at the Coolidge Site, on September 12 between 10:30 a.m. and noon. A copy of the recipe should accompany the actual culinary creation. Please attach your name, address, and telephone number on separate sheet of paper. Recipes can use any variety of Vermont-made cheese and contestants may submit two different recipes for the contest. Only original (or old family) recipes will be eligible. Recipes will be judged on originality, presentation and taste. A panel of three distinguished judges will announce the winners at 12:45 p.m. as part of the festival celebration. First place wins a Plymouth Cheese Factory Gift Basket; second place receives a Plymouth

Notch Staffordshire Plate and the third place entry receives a Coolidge Historic Site tee-shirt. A few of the scheduled events include cheese sampling by members of the Vermont Cheese

James Marquis and a visit from author Ellen Ogden and cheesemaker Jon Wright who will present “The Vermont Cheese Trail.” The antiques appraisal session is a new addition

Council, a cheesemaking demonstration at the Plymouth Cheese Factory, a visit from Senator Dick McCormack to present “Stone Walls: Songs of Vermont,” antiques appraisals from

to this year ’s festival, with James Marquis of Wallingford providing appraisals. Mr. Marquis is generously donating his services, with proceeds to benefit collections care

News From The Manchester Farmers’ Market Submitted by the Manchester Farmers’ Market We have over 10 area farms bringing only their best to market each week. Aren’t home enough to buy fresh? Come to enjoy the community atmosphere of market with your friends, family, and neighbors. Area musicians, The Stonewaulers, are our guests this week; entertaining our ears as ethnic foods, made from scratch, are on hand to entertain your taste buds.

There is also a new creative and educational Art Farm project for our child patrons each week. This Thursday, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rec. Park, everything in season, including outdoor fun, is at The Manchester Farmers’ Market. Celebrating our 8th season of creating an atmosphere better than any grocery store. For more information or directions, contact

at the Coolidge State Historic Site. The public is welcome to watch this special Plymouth adaptation of the famous “Roadshow” program. Several Vermont-based artisans will also participate in the festivities including Fiber Arts in Vermont’s demonstration of “sheep to shawl,”Irene Ames’ basket making, the Green Mountain Blacksmiths Association, chair caning by the Black River Academy Museum and Deb Ritchie’s demonstrations of crocheting, knitting and handstiching. The Cheese Recipe Contest is co-sponsored by Plymouth Artisan Cheese and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. For more information about the recipe contest and the festival, call 672-

3773. Other activities during the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival include cheese sampling by members of the Vermont Cheese Council and a special performance by Linda Radtke. The Plymouth Cheese Factory was established in 1890, is still producing its original and distinctive granular curd cheese. Several of Vermont’s other fine cheesemakers will also be at the festival with samples of their Vermont-made products including Taylor Farm, Crowley, Grafton Village, Thistle Hill Farm, Spring Brook Farm, Vermont Water Buffalo and Cabot. The Vermomt State Historic websites contributed information to this article. At left, the Plymouth Cheese Building

News From The West River Farmers’ Market Submitted by the West River Farmer’s Market This week at the market find unique seasonal treats like husk cherries and hardy kiwis. Also available throughout September are fresh lamb and chicken. Staple summer veggies are still being harvested each week; and just coming into season are a wide variety of winter squash, parsnips, and potatoes. Condiments including freshly canned pickles, sauces, jams, jellies, and dressings can also be found at market; as well as prepared foods like

slicing and stuffed breads, pies, pastas, and quiches. Quality Vermont artisan wares will be on hand too, because it’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays. The West River Farmers’ Market has over 45 full-time vendors, and is located on Routes 11 East and 100 North, at the blinking light in Londonderry, next to the Mill Tavern every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For additional information or directions, please contact

Healthy Eating on a Budget – How? Courtesy of North American Precis Syndicate We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet many of us still manage to find excuses to skip eating breakfast each morning. As life gets busier, it is more important than ever to be sure to fit breakfast into your schedule. Your morning meal not only sets the tone for your day—it can tune up your mind (breakfast eaters tend to concentrate better in school and have more energy) and tone up your body (adults who eat a healthy breakfast tend to consume fewer calories throughout the day). According to Registered Dietitian and author Elizabeth Ward, the healthiest breakfasts include foods from at least three of the four food groups—and don’t have to cost a lot to create. Here’s how to get what you need in the

morning meal. Plan for breakfast: Keep healthful breakfast foods on hand, including whole grain cereals and breads, low-fat milk and

butter, soy butter or sunflower seed butter. Peel a banana and put it in the roll. Have with 8 ounces of milk. •Eggs in a pita:

•Waffle sandwich: Toast two frozen whole grain waffles, spread with nut butter, soy butter or sunflower seed butter. Serve with 8

cup berries. Add a slice of whole grain toast. Mom’s Best Naturals is a great option for this recipe as it contains no artificial flavors and colors, no

yogurt, and fruit. Let children assemble their own morning meals, including such winning combinations as: •Banana dog: Spread a hot dog roll with nut

Scramble an egg or two, stuff into half of a whole wheat pita pocket and top with grated cheddar cheese and ketchup or salsa. Have with 8 ounces of 100 percent fruit juice.

ounces of milk. •Breakfast berry parfait: In a tall glass, layer 1 cup cereal, such as Mom’s Best Honey Nut Toasty O’s, with half cup vanilla yogurt and half

preservatives, saturated fat or high-fructose corn syrup. The line includes varieties that meet the tastes of adults and kids. More good news: Elizabeth also notes that

if you’re not an early riser, you can still have a good breakfast with homemade take-along treats such as these: •Heat a frozen pancake, spread with nut butter, soy butter or sunflower seed butter, sprinkle with raisins and roll up. Take along an insulated cup of milk. •Whip up this smoothie in the blender, then transfer to an insulated cup to take with you: half cup 1 percent low-fat milk, half cup berries, 1 teaspoon sugar, half teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 ice cube. Have with a slice of whole grain toast. Learn More You can find more facts, tips and recipes at or call (866) 465-4633. Starting out your day with an inexpensive, but nutritious bowl of whole grain cerea,l can help develop learning skills and improve memory.


Sept. 9 - Sept. 15, 2009

Stonewall Creations By Scott Bolotin Story by Joe Milliken - Editor Photos courtesy of Scott Bolotin Scott and Laurie Bolotin, owners of Morningstar Perennials on Darby Hill in Rockingham, started their own home perennial gardens and dried flower farm in 1986, which over the years has grown to include more than 500 varieties of hardy perennials, shrubs and trees, including many uncommon and hard-tofind varieties. However, along with their seasonal perennial business, Scott has also been creating the art of stonewalls for some 15 years for residencies and

businesses in the area. So, how did Bolotin become interested in building stonewalls? “While working for Gordon Hayward, I was fortunate enough to work alongside Dan Snow, a master stonewaller,” Bolotin said in a recent, exclusive Messenger interview. “Dan exposed me to the british techniques of the Dry Stone association. Since becoming selfemployed since 1999, I have continued my work in this tradition.” Bolotin can create stonewalls of any length or height, as well as stone steps and various flatworks such as patios, paths and walkways. “The foundation of my business is that I do not use any mortar,” Bolotin added. “When a wall is built properly, it should stand strong for decades. “Walls should withstand the test of time, be durable and look like they have always been a part of the landscape.” Whenever possible, he also tries to utilize onsite stone, however if not available, Bolotin tries to find stone that matches whatever might be on the property. “I have a particular talent for creation of stonework that suits the natural landscape,” Bolotin concluded. “Stonewalling is an art and dry stonewallers are

“nature artists”. “When I investigate the landscape of a property where I will be building a wall, steps or flatwork, I take into consideration not only the goal of the final outcome (the finished construction), but also the broader vision of how it will blend with the natural elements of the property. “This is the creative element of what I do as a stonewaller.” Obviously by the detailed work in these photos, Scott Bolotin certainly leaves no stone unturned. To learn more about Bolotin’s stonewall services or Scott and Laurie’s Morningstar

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HOME EXTERIOR Choosing The Right STYLING ON A BUDGET Mulch For Your Garden Courtesy of North American Precise Syndicate Improving the look of your home doesn't have to mean costs that go through the roof. While large-ticket renovations may need to wait these days, one value-adding change involves using hardscapes, such as patios, walkways, fire pits and water features, in a home's exterior. Studies by Clemson University and the University of Florida have found that hardscapes can contribute as much as 15 percent to a home's resale value. For homeowners on a budget, the use of Quikrete Crack Resistant Concrete Mix to create concrete borders can be a relatively simple and affordable hardscaping project. These poured-in-place borders offer definition and functionality. As an example, concrete borders can be curved around lawns, gardens and other landscaping elements while also acting as a mowing strip.

This reduces the amount of time needed for exterior maintenance. What's more, you don't have to be an expert in landscape design and hardscapes to create these visually appealing additions. With just a few simple tools and materials, homeowners can add concrete borders in a weekend for under $100--depending on the project scale. Integrating With The Home According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, borders create uniformity in blending planting beds and paths with a home's exterior landscape and drawing the eye to visual elements. With such a premium placed on curb appeal in today's real estate market, every valueadding project that homeowners tackle in their yard and garden can help the bottom line. Besides offering value and durability, concrete allows for customization in the form of color additives. During the mixing process, liquid cement colors can be

added to the concrete to complement exterior colors. This creates further visual uniformity to enhance a home's exterior. Hardscaping Ideas For other ways to add interest to a home's exterior, think about incorporating hardscaping stone, rock and sand aggregates into your lawn and garden design. They're available in a wide range of colors, sizes and textures. For example, the new HardScapes by Quikrete line includes an assortment of landscaping marble chips, lava rocks, pea pebbles, pond pebbles, river pebbles, all-purpose stones and specialty sands. You can learn more in "Guide to Concrete: Masonry & Stucco Projects," a new book from The Quikrete Companies. The book, the first in a series written in cooperation with Creative Publishing Int., provides dozens of project ideas, along with information about proper applications, techniques and building practices. For more information, visit

Courtesy of North American Precise Syndicate If you're looking for a simple way to add new life to a garden, boost curb appeal or spruce up your landscaping, it could be time to start mulching. Mulch can improve the health of soil and plants by minimizing weed growth and retaining water and nutrients. Plus, a thick layer of mulch helps protect roots from cold weather and extreme heat--all while helping to define flower beds and "edge out" bushes and trees. All mulch, however, is not created equal. Yard experts say using the right type can save you work and money in the long run. For instance, mulch made from wood, gravel or straw often needs to be replaced a few times throughout the year. But mulch made from recycled rubber requires little to no maintenance and lasts years without fading, decomposing,

compacting or losing its original beauty. International Mulch Company even manufactures recycled rubber mulches that look just like their natural counterparts. In addition to being used in gardens and beds, the mulches can be spread under playground equipment to keep children safe. An added bonus The mulch keeps tires out of landfills. In fact, by the end of the year, the company will have recycled more than 200 million pounds of rubber into a full suite of landscaping and playground products--from mulch to mats, and timbers to tree rings. Try some of these additional mulching tips: Pre-Mulching Thoroughly rake and weed the area you plan to mulch before adding any ground cover. You might also consider using landscape paper to prevent the growth of unwanted grass or plants in a mulched garden.

How Much Mulch? About 2.5 cubic yards of wood mulch will provide 4inch deep coverage to 200 square feet of garden. But with rubber mulch you only need one inches as it doesn't compact. You can find a number of mulch coverage charts and calculators online to help you get a more precise understanding of your needs. Spreading Mulch Generally, you'll only need a rake and shovel to spread mulch. Start with a pile in the middle of the area to be mulched and spread the ground cover toward the garden's edges. After the mulch has been spread, fill in bare or thin spots by hand and water thoroughly. New types of recycled rubber mulch can be a low-maintenance, eco-friendly alternative to other ground covers. For more information, visit or call (866) 936-8524.

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Simple Tips For Sprucing Up Your Outdoor Living Space Courtesy of North American Precise Syndicate The next time you're out on a deck, you won't be alone. That's because there are nearly 40 million Americans who own decks. They all should know it's important to examine the deck's condition and conduct any necessary upkeep before breaking out the patio furniture and grill. To help, here are solutions for the top five most common deck dilemmas: Deck Dilemma #1: Scuffs and abrasions from furniture or foot traffic can mar the beauty of a deck's surface. Consequently, half of all Americans are not satisfied with the appearance of their decks. Solution: To keep wood decks looking pristine, it's important to wash, stain and seal them in advance of the arrival of warm weather-as the process can take several days and may require the use of heavy equipment like a power washer. With a wood-alternative deck, scuffs and abrasions should naturally fade or disappear during the weathering process. Deck Dilemma #2: BBQ sauce is delicious, but not when it's coating your deck. In fact, oil and grease stains can be downright unappetizing-especially if they're set in. Solution: Whether you have a wood or a wood-alternative deck, try scrubbing stains with a household degreasing agent (ideally as soon as it occurs). For set-in stains, try an automotive degreaser or a carburetor cleaner and rinse immediately with hot water. Deck Dilemma #3: Mold and mildew are enemies of any exterior surface--especially shady decks exposed to pollen or other organic debris and moisture. Problem areas typically are where water stands for periods of time or where puddles form under potted plants. Solution: Sweeping away pools of water and periodically cleaning the deck surface creates a first line of defense against mold and mildew. These actions prevent the creation of an environment that

nurtures the growth of fungus. Use conventional deck washes or cleaners that contain sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and detergent. In addition, wood decks should be sealed every other year to protect against other types of moisture damage, such as rotting planks--a problem that 44 percent of Americans feel makes their decks unsafe for kids and pets. Deck Dilemma #4: Outdoor fun should be ouchfree, but that's not likely if your deck is plagued with splintering boards-which could leave barefoot outdoor revelers with painful splinters of their own. Solution: The amount of time and effort required to fix splintering boards on a wood deck depends on the extent of the damage. Lightly splintered boards may be salvaged through sanding, while severely splintered planks will continue to deteriorate and most likely will need to be replaced. For a splinter-free deck, choose a highly durable woodalternative material that offers the natural beauty of wood but leaves behind all the rotting and splintering. Deck Dilemma #5: Loose nails that are exposed above the deck's surface create hazards, especially for children and pets. In fact, nearly 10 percent of Americans believe that their decks are unsafe because of exposed nails. Solution: If you own a wood deck, inspect the boards to find any protruding nail heads. Hammer them down or replace them with galvanized screws that are approximately one inch longer than the original nails. For a smooth deck surface that is completely free of any type of nails or fasteners, consider a wood-alternative material such as Trex Brasilia® with its exclusive Hideaway® Hidden Fastening System, suggests Adam Zambanini, senior product manager of decking at Trex, the country's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products. For more information on how to clean and care for a wood-alternative deck, visit

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Submitted by the Chester Rotary The 45th Annual Chester Rotary Penny Sale and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m. at the Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, with a special toy sale for kids starting at 6:30. In addition to the prize series, there will be both live and silent auctions.


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The silent auction will feature some outstanding items available for bidding. There will be paintings by Chester's noted painter Jeanne Carbonetti and former Ambassador Paul Bremer and pen and ink renditions of the building on the Chester Green by Lew Watters. There will be tickets sold by Rotarians throughout the audito-

rium for the Children’s Toy special series and for the three prize series to follow. The live auction will be part of one of the Penny Sale series. Ticket prices for the children’s toy series are four for $1. Tickets for the remaining three Penny Sale series are one for $1, six for $5, 12 for $10 and 24 for $20. Also, don’t forget our 50/50 Raffle with a

guaranteed $500 minimum to the winning ticket holder. Raffle tickets sell for one for $1 and six for $5. They can be bought from any Rotarian and at several locations around town. Above are Rotarians Malcolm Summers and Jerry Cassels arranging a display of some of the Silent Auction items in the lobby of Bank North in Chester. Photo by Ed Knapp.

An Evening Of Storytelling At Green Mountain Union High School The Enchanted Forest – a magical evening of storytelling, song, and dance – will return to Chester this year as the forest behind the Green Mountain Union High School comes alive with the story of “Harold and the Wishing Gate” on Saturday, October 3, or October 4 in event of rain. Hour-long shows will start at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, and 7 p.m


The performance will take place along a candlelit woodland trail, and the audience will move from campfire to campfire to hear the story unfold. Storytellers Michael Caduto, Kay Faust, and Alice Harwood join

musicians Will Danforth and Melissa Post in recounting this story of a young boy who goes in search of a Wishing Gate, but is not very good at paying attention to where he is going or what he sees. The event is especially geared for

families. Produced and sponsored by the Chester Conservation Committee. Tickets are $2 per person ages 3 and up. Available at Misty Valley Books. For more information call 875-4102.

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Pauline F. Newton, 78 April 9, 1931 – August 31, 2009 Pauline F. (Forrest) Newton, 78, a lifelong resident of Chester, died Monday, August 31, 2009 at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. She was born in Bellows Falls, VT on April 9, 1931, daughter of Paul and Martha (O'Connor) Forrest, and was a graduate of Chester High School. Her husband of 40 years, William V. Newton, died in 1991. A lover of the outdoors and nature, Pauline engaged in birdwatching, vegetable and flower gardening. In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing. Survivors include two sons, Paul F. Newton and his wife Diane of Concord, NC; and Brian R. Newton

and his wife Liisa, of St. Albans, VT, two grandchildren: Drew Briggs, and Rose Newton; and three step-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gill Odd Fellows Home, Glass House Fund, 8 Gill Terrace, Ludlow, VT 05149.

Misty Valley Offers French Language Courses Submitted by Misty Valley Books Beginning the week of September 21, Misty Valley Books in Chester will again offer two levels of French classes. The Learn French courses will run for six weeks, intermediates on Mondays and beginners on Tuesdays. Both courses are open to students high school age and older and will meet in the bookstore from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Instructor for the courses is Bill Reed, coproprietor with his wife, Lynne, of Misty Valley Books, on the Chester Green next to the Fullerton Inn. A graduate of Yale

University, Reed has taught in Africa, France and for more than 35 years, in public and private schools and colleges in Vt. Both courses will rely on films, games and songs in an approach that is light-hearted and conversational. Nearly 200 students in small groups (class size is limited) have taken the courses in the past two years. The fee for the course is $95 for the six sessions and includes materials. Please register by calling Misty Valley Books at 875-3400 or send an e-mail to

Services Resume At 1st Universalist Sunday services at the First Universalist Parish of Chester, the Old Stone Church on Route 103/North Street, will resume on Sunday, September 13, at 9:30 a.m. Reverend Telos Whitfield will lead “Finding Our Way Home – Our Ingathering and Water Communion Service.” Songs will be sung and stories shared by a congregation of all ages. Refreshments and conversation follow downstairs in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. Childcare is provided

for pre-school age children during the service. Religious education programming for school-age children and youth will begin Sunday, September 20. Services planned for future Sundays include: • September 20 – “Ramadan,” led by lay leader Sylvan Groth • September 27 – “What the Island Teaches,” led by Rev. Whitfield • October 4 – To Be Announced, led by lay speakers Barbara Autio and Lucy Georgeff For further information, call 875-3257 and leave a message.

Raising Backyard Chickens – A Growing Trend Raising chickens on a small scale is growing in popularity. Green living, a search for a simpler life, preferences for organic food products and a backlash against commercial agriculture (in addition to a down economy) have all contributed to the rise in poultry raising. In Raising Chickens For Dummies (Wiley), Kimberly Willis and Rob Ludlow provide readers with an introduction to all aspects of the hobby, including choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing, and caring for and feeding chickens. Whether you're

looking to raise chickens for eggs, meat or just for fun, this book offers current information in an easy-to-access format. Willis, who works as a horticulturist, has raised a number of breeds of chickens and other types of poultry for over 30 years. You can read her work at After realizing his obsession with chickens was growing, Ludlow decided to create a site devoted completely to the subject. Now he owns and manages, the largest and fastest-growing community of chicken enthusiasts in the world.


Eastern Star Holds State-Wide Food Sale Submitted by the Order of The Vermont Eastern Star The world’s largest food sale will be held on Saturday, September 12 by the 38 Chapters of the Order of The Vermont Eastern Star. The Vermont Order of the Eastern Star has selected for its charitable project this year Camp-Ta-Kum-Ta. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta (summer fun for Vermont youth with or recovering from cancer; in all stages) has moved to its own new facility in South Hero and is creating a new camp. The Order of the Eastern Star is raising money to build a cabin for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Please support Mount Lebanon Chapter #89 by coming to our food sale in Support of Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Saturday September 12 in front of the Masonic Hall on Route 30 in Jamaica from 9 a.m. to noon or we are sold out. Please see the map if you will be near another Chapter were you can buy a snack, have coffee or take a desert home for the family and let them know who told you to drop by. Thank you for your continued support.


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DOUBLE BED, brass head board, comfort select single control mattress. $350.00 (518) 523-2329 DREXEL DINING room set. Table with 2 leaves & 2 chairs. $300. 518-523-9381. FREE COUCH, LOVE SEAT & table used but very useable. 518-585-6671 MATTRESS SETS **100% New** Twin mattress and box sets starting from $89, Full sets from $135, Queen sets from $144, King Sets from $290. Underpriced Warehouse 802846-7622. Priced 20-50% less than any store, warehouse club, or odd lot center in VT, NY, or NH. MEMORY FOAM Mattress Warehouse Clearance **100% New** Twin Mattress starting from $225, Full from $299, Queen from $339, King from $399. Underpriced Warehouse 802-846-7622. Priced 20-50% less than any store, warehouse club, or odd lot center in VT, NY, or NH. OAK VANITY 31” Blue Flecked top, deep sink, hardware, oak recessed medicine cabinet, lights $45. 518-563-2409 PLATFORM BED + Plush Pillowtop Mattress Combo **100% New** Both w/10 yr. warranty. Twin Combo from $329, Full Combo from $449, Queen Combo from $499, King Combo from $649. Underpriced Warehouse 802-846-7622. Priced 20-50% less than any store, warehouse club, or odd lot center in VT, NY, or NH.

26” CRAFTSMAN Rolling tool chest, 6 small drawers, 5 large drawers, $100.00. 518-8345068

SAVE SAVE SAVE PREMIUM Grade wood pellets by the bag, by the ton or by a tractor trailer load; Also Hitzer Coal Stoves ~~ Leisure Line Coal Stove, We rent Symons Concrete Forms. Call for pricing 518-893-2165 we deliver

3 PIECE rattan sectional - needs reupholstering $75; Washers and dryers, like new. $50-$100; Also, Event/Party Tent, 40 x 60 $9500 OBO. 802-226-7863

SINGLE AXLE Utility Trailer, new shop, built 4’x6 1/2’ removable 20” sides. H.O. Tires $395. 802-492-2308

SIMMONS BEAUTY Rest Mattress & Box Spring, queen size, very good condition $325.00. 518-623-3222

4 ANTIQUE cast iron bath tubs- ex. condition $499.00 takes all. 518-359-8084

SPOTLIGHT, 1,000,000 candle power, rechargeable with 12 volt car adaptor, new $50 sell $30. 518-798-5748

SOFA TAN “English” like new $400. 518637-2774

12’ TRAMPLINE with cage $150.00. 518946-7810

65 CD’s mostly Country Western hits, perfect condition, popular price $50. 518-523-1681 68 MAPLE Building Blocks for young child. Lot of fun $30. 518-623-3669

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ANDERSEN CASEMENT Window 4foot by 4foot, vinyl clad-wood frame screens included $100 OBO (518)494-9990

THERMATRU STEEL entry door, Fanlight, 4 9/16inch jamb, 3’0”X6’8” $50 OBO (518)4949990

BARN BEAMS, hand hewed, make an offer. 518-643-8462

TILT BED trailer, 8X4, will fold to 5X4 for storage. $250 (518) 543-6281

BOYS BIKE 15” wheel, $15. 518-543-8850 Clothes Dryer Maytag electric, $200 OBO; Clothes washer Maytag, needs water pump $100. 518-834-1166

TRAILERS. SALE or Rent, landscape, construction, auto, motorcycle, open/enclosed cargo, snowmobile, 4 wheeler, steel or aluminum, horse and livestock. Connecticut Trailers, Bolton, CT 877-869-4118

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TWO, KIDS electric ride pick-up truck & Jeep. New 12V batt. $250/all or divide. 802885-2094

ELECTRONIC AIR Hockey Table excellent shape (518) 562-2002

VENT LESS GAS fireplace, attractive wood, excellent shape $250. 518-536-0152

ESTABLISHED HUNTING club in the Adirondacks looking for members. 1350 acres new beautiful cabin (518) 359-9575

WHITE JEANS Free Arm Sewing Machine Model 1787 with instruction book. Like new. $50.00 518-298-5249

ETCHED GLASS tub enclosure. Fits 5’ or 6’ tub. Cost $1100 new Asking $200 OBO, perfect. 518-647-5985

WOOD SHELVING 1”x7” or 1”x15”x32”. 80’ steel brackets + clips. $30. 518-576-4592

FIVE BLADE Ceiling Fan with light for sale $20 Call 518-643-9391 FRIEDRICH 10,000 BTU Air Conditioners. Great Shape. Uses Standard wall outlets. $250. Keene Valley 518-576-2285 FUEL TANK 3/4 Full, mixed fuel oil / kero $450 takes all fuel and tank. 518-593-2136 HIGH COST of Cable Got You Down? GET DISH w/FREE FREE installation! Over 50 Free HD Channels! Lowest Prices! Call 800240-8112.

FREE FREE 10 FT fluorescent lights. 518-5468614

FURNITURE 2 SCANDINAVIAN style comfortable leather & solid wood chairs. $60. 518-494-3872 ANTIQUE PINE dresser, 3 large drawers on the bottom, 2 small drawers on the top with antique keys, 15 1/2” deep x 37” wide, x 37 “ high, excellent condition, 518-891-2921.

JOTUL#4 Firebrick-lined air-tight woodstove, excellent condition, fits 16”-18” firewood, 6” BEIGE, FLORAL 6’ couch, excellent condipipe, possible delivery, $495.00. Pager# 518- tion. $65. In Proctorsville. 802-226-7420. 748-0939 CHECK us out at

QUEEN SLEEPER Sofa, Floral design, $200, Lake Placid, NY 518-524-0292

TABLE MAPLE 5ft by 42, $45.00. 802-2879451 TWIN SIZE frame, box spring & mattress. Exceptionally clean. $50. 802-885-2451

GARAGE SALES 5 FAMILY YARD SALE. Friday, Sept. 11 & Saturday, Sept. 12. 8am/3pm. 242 Town Farm Rd, Lot 24, Windy Acres, Springfield, VT, near golf course. New clothes, linens, kitchen items, oak furniture, Pillsbury doughboys, salt & peppers, horses, Christmas items, snowmen, nutcrackers, some antiques, new, used & old. Too much to mention SEPT. 12, 10-4 p.m. Misc. household items, holiday decorations, mirrors, bike, TV, leaf blower. Lots of great stuff. No early birds please. 8th of a mile up to 690 Trebo Road, Chester, VT off Rte 103, just north of Stone Village.

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Sept. 9 - Sept. 15, 2009

JEWELRY NEW, NEVER worn (in case with reciept) Men’s Citizens watch. $200.00. Call for details. (518) 572-0734

LAWN & GARDEN 20” ROTOTILLER. 5 HP, starts on first pull. Good condition. $200/OBO. 802-885-2094. SEARS CRAFTSMAN riding mower 36”, 11hp (all metal) MFG by Roper, excellent condition $375.00. 802-775-0280 TORO CORDLESS Lawn mower, like new $175. 518-644-9481

MUSIC ANTIQUE HARMONIUM. Plays but needs work. adjustable stool. $400. You transport. 518-946 7754 CLARINET, FLUTE, VIOLIN TRUMPET, Trombone, Amplifier, Fender Guitar, $69. each. Cello, Upright Bass, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $185. each. Tuba, Baritone Horn, Hammond Organ, Others 4 sale. 1-516-377-7907. OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, D’ Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930’ s thru 1970’ s TOP CASH PAID! These brands only please. 1800-401-0440 PIANO-BRAND Henry Miller in very good condition, $400.00 OBO. 518-297-6439 SONY CAROUSEL CD player (5 Disc tray) in ex. cond. needs system to connect to bought new $250. A steal at $30. Call 518-563-6900

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PETS & SUPPLIES AKC GOLDEN Retriever puppies. Ready to go. $350. 802-228-2478. AKC REGISTERED St. Bernard puppies. 1M, 3-F. First shots. Champion bloodlines. Call for more info. 802-875-6954. AKC SPRINGER Spaniel Pups, Fieldline, first shots, Health guaranteed. $600. Ready to go. For more info call 802-623-6084. BEAUTIFUL BLACK Great Dane Puppies, Family raised, vet checked, 1st. shots included, Ready To Go Now! $800 518-643-0320 BEAUTIFUL FAMILY Raised AKC Chocolate, Yellow, & Black Lab puppies, 1st shots, $400. 518-529-0165 or 315-244-3855 BOSTON TERRIER puppies. Male & female available. Mostly trained. $500. Taking deposits. Ready Sept. 16th. 603-352-1082 ask for Gail. DOG KENNEL 36X24X26 $50. 518-5329439



S&W Model 10 Revolver 38 S&W, Holster, Cart. Belt. VG Cond Mfg 1945-1948 $250 (518) 338-3258

MALE & FEMALE mixed Rottie’s Free To A Good Home, Call for more info 518-942-7034

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STRAIN FAMILY HORSE FARM: 50 horses and ponies to sell. We buy horses, take trade-ins, 2-week exchange guarantee. Supplying horses to the East Coast., 860-6533275


WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS Any Kind/Any brand Unexpired. Pay up to $16.00 per box. Shipping Paid. Call 1-713-395-1106 or 1-713-343-3050 ext. 1. WANTED TO buy a mint conditioned preowned doublewide, approximately 24’x40’, capable of being moved to Ingraham lot in Chazy. Call 518-338-6597

AEROBIC STEP w/video $25.00. 802-7736129


EVERLAST ONE Gym- 60 exercises-With CD and all parts. Excellent conditionSaranac Lake $35 (518) 524-0418

NEW COMO. Mitre Saw/large tuble saw both 10” was $450 now both $250. 802-247-3617

NEW OLYMPIC Weight bar (45lb) for $35 518-668-5450. TREADMILL “WESLOW” equipment: extra wide adjustable deck, distance,time, calories,speed display, with pulse sensor. $199.99: 802-459-2987 TREADMILL ALMOST new, touch screen display, $400.00. 802-236-3263 WEIDER PRO-355 Universal Weight Bench, all stations, holds 510 lbs with instructions. New! $125. 518-566-8968

SPORTING GOODS CANOE ROLL On Loader, for Yakima and Thule racks, rubberized roller, details: www.thekingz-dot-net/loader. $45 (518) 4944833 CUSTOM-MADE Western boots, size 10.5D, French calfskin tops, cowhide foot. Excellent condition. $150. 518-534-4539 WHITEWATER KAYAK, Necky Jive, good shape with new skirt. $350 Located Saranac Lake (518) 339-9679

WANTED ****WANTED TO BUY**** Diabetic Test Strips. Cash paid up to $10/box. Call Wayne at 781-724-7941. In CT call 203-733-8234 SAXTONS RIVER AUCTION CO. Buying & Selling Estates & Single Items Probate Appraisal Service & Clean Outs 37 Westminster West Rd. Saxtons River, VT 802-869-3200 Days 802-885-3050 Nights SCRAP METALS taken free. Drop off 1 mile north of Londonderry, Vt. Transfer. Pickup possible. No freon-microwaves. Call 802824-8197. U.S. SILVER COINS or entire collections. Call 1-877-857-7852. Littleton Coin Company, trusted since 1945. Visit us on the web at Reference B8Y100 WANTED FREE Kids Beds, girls clothing size 8, shoes size 3-3 1/2, good used rugs. Call 518-534-8366.

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Subsidised Housing for the Elderly at Evergreen Heights A wonderful location in Springfield VT. Newly renovated 2 bedroom 11/2 bath, washer & dryer hook up. Model unit ready for showing. For more information please call Emile Legere Management 603-352-9105 34877



Broker 258 River Street SPRINGFIELD, VT

802-885-7171 802-875-3301

Paul Benson

Sales Associates


Each office independently owned and operated.

Linda Benoit Cynthia Mayo Bonnie McPadden Judy Thompson Dave Yesman First Time Buyers, Take Advantage Of The Tax Credit Before It Is Too Late! Village Cape In Quiet Neighborhood Setting. Three bedrooms, two full baths, brick fireplace in living room. Private backyard with brick patio. Many upgrades including newer roof, newly remodeled baths, new appliances, and new oil tank. Very fuel-efficient. Priced to sell! Springfield $145,000

Great Location On 8+ Acres! Enjoy the peace and quiet, nature and wildlife. Currently set up with in-law suite, could be easily converted back to single-family use. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large detached heated garage/workshop perfect for home business, Springfield $159,000.0

PRICED TO SELL!! Let someone else pay for your primary or vacation home! Very affordable duplex overlooking the river. Well maintained home with income or inlaw/guest apartment. Great vacation home just minutes to Okemo and Ascutney. Come relax on the deck overlooking the river and enjoy the quiet peaceful back yard. Come take a look before it is gone! Chester $139,900 60350

Pleasantbrook Apartments

Accepting Applications 82-108 Pleasant Street Chester, VT MANAGEMENT

Modern one, two and three bedroom apartments. Some specially designed wheelchair accessible units available. Must meet Rural Development income eligibility requirements. Credit reports will be obtained. Rents based on 30% of adjusted monthly income. For more information or an application, please contact:

SK Management PO Box 250 New Ipswich, NH 03017 603-878-2400 Appleton Business Center PO Box 250 New Ipswich, NH 03017-0250 Phone: (603) 878-2400 Fax: (603) 878-4740 TDD: (603) 878-1326 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 60105

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES EARN $1100 weekly assembling toys from home. NO selling & NO recruiting needed! HONEST INCOME from home processing our mortgage assistance postcards. No advertising. Postage and materials provided. References available. No gimmicks. 877774-9295 HONEST INCOME from home processing our mortgage assistance postcards. No advertising. Postage and materials provided. References available. No gimmicks. 877774-9295.

HELP WANTED $$$ 21 PEOPLE Wanted $$$ Earn $1,200 $4,400 Weekly Working From Home Assembling Information Packets. No Experience Necessary! Start Immediately! FREE Information. Call 24hrs. 1-888-2982090

LUDLOW VILLAGE, VT. 1 bdrm., clean & bright on Okemo Shuttle. Utilities & snow removal included. $700/mo. 802-226-7494

your unused timeshare today. No commissions or broker fees. Free consultation., 1-888-310-0115

LUDLOW, VT, 2 bedroom, $565/mo., plus utilities, no pets, 1st., last & security deposit. Call 802-875-2915

SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No Commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation 1877-494-8246

LUDLOW, VT. 1 bdrm apt. $660/mo. Ref. & sec. required. Call Dan 802-885-4345. ROCKINGHAM, VT. Studio apt., clean, full Kit & BA. 7 min. from I91, 30 mins. from Keene or Brattleboro. Quiet wooded setting. Heat & AC incl. $650. No smoking, no pets. 1st, last & sec. 802-463-3144. SOUTH LONDONDERRY, VT. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, on organic farm. DW, fireplace, newly renovated/insulated. No smoking/no pets. $900 + utilities. 802-824-4658. SPRINGFIELD, VT 1 & 2 bedroom, all appliances, rubbish removal, all utilities, min. security. Call 802-886-2703 SPRINGFIELD, VT. 1 & 2 BDRM APARTMENTS. NO SMOKING, NO PETS. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. CALL 802558-5731.

SNOW TIRES 225/60R 16, used one season. Asking $80. 802-758-2790

$$$WORK FROM HOME$$$ Earn Up To $3,800 Weekly Working from Home assembling Information packets. No Experience Necessary! Start Immediately! FREE Information. CALL 24hrs. 1-888-202-1012

SPRINGFIELD, VT. Huge 1 bdrm, large LR, DR & eat-in kitchen. Beautiful hardwood floors & carpet. Heat, HW, trash removal incl. $795/mo. 802-885-6292.

ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS FROM HOME! Year-round Work! Excellent Pay! No Experience! Top US Company! Glue Gun, Painting, Jewelry & More! TOLL FREE 1866-844-5091, code 5 **Not available MD** AWESOME CAREER OPPORTUNITY. $20/hr/ $57K/yr, Postal jobs, Pd Training, Vac. Benefits. Call M-F, 8-5CST. 888-3616551, Ext.1034 AWESOME TRAVEL JOB! Publication Sales hiring 18 sharp, enthusiastic individuals to travel the USA. Travel, training, lodging, transportation provided. 1-800-781-1344 EARN UP to $30 per hour. Experience not Required. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments Call 800-720-3708

WINDHAM, VT Beautiful country setting, 3 sunny rooms + equipped kitch & bath. $800/mo. Includes util. Pets ok. 802-8744 7 9 0

COMMERCIAL RENTAL SOUTH LONDONDERRY, VT. 3 office spaces. Heat, elec., offstreet parking & snow rem. included. 105/sq.ft. $100/mo., 170/sq.ft. $250/mo., 289/sq.ft. $350/mo. 802-2972007. SOUTH LONDONDERRY, VT. Prime 1st floor office. Heat, AC, elec. & off-street parking included. High-speed internet avail. 1/2 bath & kitchenette space. $750/mo. 802-2972007.


EARN UP to $500 weekly assembling our angel pins in the comfort of your home. No experience required. Call 813-699-4038 or 813-425-4361 or visit

3 BDRM, LR/DR, kitchen, mudroom, part. furnished/or not. Incl. HT/HW/elec/LP. Pets neg. Lease, security & ref. $1,100/mo. 802875-2960.

GOVERNMENT JOBS - $12-$48/hr Paid Training, full benefits. Call for information on current hiring positions in Homeland Security, Wildlife, Clerical and professional. 1-800320-9353 x 2100

CHESTER, VT. 4 bdrm furnished. No smoking/pets. Ref. & security. $1,250/mo. plus util. 802-885-5657.

MYSTERY SHOPPERS! Earn up to $150 daily. Get paid to shop pt/ft. Call now 800690-1272 WORK AT HOME. Government Jobs, data entry, clerical benefits. $12-$48 hr. FT/PT. Call 1-888-293-7370.

HELP WANTED/LOCAL BOCCELLI’S on the Canal. We are seeking a hard working individual for closing our kitchen. Must have impeccable cleaning qualities, responsible, honest. We can train. Hours are 7pm til done, Wednesday through Saturday. Need own transportation. Call to set up appointment. Non-smoking establishment. 802-460-1190.

PROCTORSVILLE, VT- Spacious 1 bdrm, 2 bath house. Garage, deck, security, 1st & references required, no smoking/no pets. $800/mo., 802-226-7357 SPRINGFIELD, VT. 1 bdrm, heat & rubbish removal incl. Sec. & ref. req. 802-869-3386. Leave message.


Sale 4,995


TIRES, SET of 4, 185/70 R13, Radials, very good condition 470. 802-446-3919 TRUCK CAP fiberglass, black, fits Ford Ranger $275. 518-962-2371



Sale 3,995

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Sale 4,995

5.7 ltr. V8, Auto, Tilt, AC, Cruise, 120,000 Miles

DONATE YOUR CAR. FREE TOWING. “Cars for Kids”. Any condition. Tax deductible Outreach Center. 1-800-597-9411

10 FOOT boat and trailer, come & look $250.00 As Is. 802-683-1143

18HP JOHNSON Motor (outboard) $250. 802-773-9287


1982 WELLCRAFT 20’ Cuddy, 270HP Merc Cruiser, excellent condition, well maintained, full canvas, Bimini Top, full cover, galvanized trailer, Sacrifice @ $3500 Firm. 518-5857630

KAYAK SPRAY skirt, for Kayak Cockpit measuring 21 1/2” wide X 40” long, brand new, never used, tags still on. New $50. Asking $40 Call 518-873-2424

2003 HARLEY Davidson, Anniversary Edition low rider, 30K miles, manufacturers warranty until 2010, to many extras to list, $9000 518-623-4565 2005 HONDA VTX1300R, 10,000 miles, too many extras to list, excellent condition. $7,500. 802-885-3170.

REC VEHICLES SALES/RENTALS 1995 FLEETWOOD pop-up, reasonably good condition w/roof rack. $1,500/OBO. Trades. 802-885-3041 leave message.

KNOCKOUT CARPET is looking for experienced helpers All phases of flooring P/T work available Drivers license & transportation must! No drop-ins - Call 802-875-4409


1963 MERC. Benz 220S 4-speed auto., 83,456 orig. miles, 4-D sedan, orig. inside & out. Only rust on this car is just over & behind top of headlights. Asking $2,900. 802-4639443

DONATE YOUR CAR HELP IDSABLED CHILDREN WITH CAMP AND EDUCATION. Quickest Towing. Non-Runners/Title Problems OK. Free Vacation/Cruise Voucher. Special Kids Fund 1-866-448-3865

1966 FORD T-Bird, 2 dr. coupe, automatic, 70,000 org. miles, driving condition, Best offer. 518-946-7550

DONATE YOUR CARÖTo The Cancer Fund of America. Help Those Suffering With Cancer Today. Free Towing and Tax Deductible. 1-800-835-9372

DISCOUNT TIMESHARES SAVE 60%-80% OFF RETAIL!! Worldwide Locations! Call for Free Info Pack. 1-800-639-5319 SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726.

FARM EQUIPMENT 4’ YORK Rake, brand new, used once, $450 Firm. 518-582-5503 FORD MODEL 1720 Diesel Tractor. 4Wdrive, 3 point hitch, 1004 hrs, hydrostat transmission, cab heater, power steering, new battery, 7’ Fisher plow, Ford grader blade-turf tires, chains, like new. Asking $10,900/OBRO. 802-463-9443. NEW 3PT. Hitch back blade, medium duty, 7 positions, 7’. $450. 518-639-5353 NH 258 Rake with Dolly wheels $2850; NH 256 $1400; NH 256 $1850 with dolly wheels; JD 310 R Baler $3050; Bush Hogs $300 up. 518-639-5353.

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Specials of the Week

HOME REFINANCE Rates are at HISTORIC Lows! Topdot Mortgage is offering LOW FHA 30 year fixed rates starting as low as 5%. Call (800) 823-2962 Today!

1998 GMC 4x4 w/ extra cab $4800; 2002 Mercury Sable $3600; 99 Ford Ranger 4 cyl., 5spd., $1100; 95 Buick $950; 81 Monte Carlo 66,000 miles $1500. 518-494-4727




FOR RENT: Middlebury 2-3 bedroom apartment. Utilities included (not cable, Net). Spacious sunning deck. Near schools, shops, furnishings, off-street parking. 45 Court St. $1,100 month. Call 802-388-1000.

V6, Auto, AC, Tilt, Cruise, Power Windows & Locks, Like New, Only 46,000 Miles

1997 AMERICAN Star Fifth Wheel, 33 WRKD/Slide, tub/shower, 17’ awning, ladder, power jacks, spare tire, rear hitch, no smoke, excellent condition. $12,000 518-494-7801.



Sale 5,995

802-228-4000 UTILITY DUMP trailer, STAR, 1995, 10’x6’. $500/OBO. Evenings 802-484-3397.

NEW UNUSED Anderson double casement window, brown vinyl clad wood, Rough opening 53”X72” ( #CXW 145-2) $300, 518-6449865 or 516-437-2495

CHESTER, VT. Exquisite 1 bdrm, large LR, DR & plenty of closet space. Heat, HW & trash removal incl. $760/mo. 802-885-6292.


17FT ALUMINUM canoe. good condition. $150.00 (802) 434-2273

GRUMMAN ALUMINUM Canoe $495.00. 518-543-6067

HALLOWEEN MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND!! On October 23-25, 2009. At the Georgian Resort, Lake George, NY., call 1-877-866-2769.


Main Street, Ludlow, VT 05149

16’ ALUMINUM Starcraft, complete w/camping equipment, fishing equipment & Life Jackets, $1600 OBO. 518-891-7041

LARGE KITCHEN counter, black, $50. 518643-8938

BELLOWS FALLS, VT. 1 bedroom & 2 bedroom. Both newly renovated. Heat included. Pictures & info 802-463-2054.

Air, Tilt, Cruise, Power Windows & Locks, 1 Owner, Extra Clean


CANOE LIKE new. Fiberglass 17ft.. $300.00 Call 518-494-0044 or 518-6418533


Sale 3,995


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1997 CHEVY 2500 EXT. CAB 4X4

DONATE YOUR CAR- Help families in need! Fair Market Value Tax Deduction Possible Through Love Inc. Free towing. Non-runners OK. Call for details. 800-549-2791

54”X60” Picture Window, thermo pane $75 OBO. 518-563-3435

ROOMMATE WANTED Mt. Holly. Furnished room in quiet, country location. All included. $125/wk. Call Mark 802-259-2549.

V8, Automatic, AC, 94,000 Miles


5 Spd., AC, 61,000 Miles


FORCE PROTECTION Security Details. $73/K - $220K Paid Training! Kidnapping Prevention $250 - $1000/day. Call 1-615891-1163,Ext. 812

Sale 3,995

AAAA ** DONATION Donate your Car Boat or Real Estate. IRS Tax Deductible. Free Pick-up/Tow. Any Model/Condition. Help Under Privileged Children. Outreach Center. 1-800-928-7566




SPORT 20-SV Sears car carrier, $50 Firm. 802-388-2464 for more info.

PADDLEBOATS $250, with canopy $295. 2 years old. Pelican yellow/blue. Good condition. Lake Placid. (518) 524-7890


V8, Auto, Fully Loaded, 118,000 Miles, Runs & Drives Excellent

SNOW TIRES Cooper Weathermaster, excellent condition, 195/60R15 $60 for 4. Get Ready For Winter. 518-637-8198

1986 18’ VIP bow rider & Force 125HP outboard motor. Well maintained, ready to water ski. Trailer included. $1,200. (518) 4944398.


Sale 5,995

2001 FORD F-250 4X4 5.4 LTR.

71/2 ft. Minute Mount Fisher Plow, V8, Automatic

BUILDING MANAGER Chester/Springfield, Vt. area. Duties include painting, cleaning apts., handling small plumbing issues, keeping hallways clean, lawn care, snow removal. Outside maint. & resolving tenant issues. Extremely good salary. Send resume to Allinson Mgt. Co., LLC., 170 Water St, Ste 7, Plymouth, MA 02360.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE immediately, Apply in person at Bliss Farm, High St., Chester, VT 802-875-2031



FOUR TIRES: P185/70R14...sold car...good condition (518) 594-7203 (518) 594-7203

SPRINGFIELD, VT. Efficiency apts. available. From $525. Sec. & ref. required. Call Dan 802-885-4345.

TOWNSHEND, VT. 3 bdrm, 1-1/2 bath. New HW floors, new tile in bath. Master on 1st floor. $900/mo. 802-869-1960

5 Spd., Sunroof, Leather, Only 24,000 Miles

FOUR P175/ 70, R13 X-Trac tires $150, New 518-852-0709

$$$ START NOW $$$ Earn Extra Income. Assembling CD Cases from home! No Experience Necessary. Call our Live Operators for more information! 1-800-4057619 Ext 2181

** AWESOME CAREER** Government Postal Jobs! $17.80 to $59.00 hour Entry Level. No Experience Required / NOW HIRING! Green Card O.K. Call 1-800-983-4384 ext. 54

Sale 13,995

BED EXTENDER for Toyota Tacoma Truck, fits thru 2005 series $80. 518-766-2219

FREE - FOUR tires with good tread left. Goodyear Wrangler SR-A, P265/60R18. LongLake 518-624-6690 (518) 624-6690

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SPRINGFIELD, VT. 3 bdrm, W/D hook-up. $975/mo. HT & HW included. 802-885-5836

SPRINGFIELD, VT. Totally renovated, 1,100 sq. ft. 3 bdrm. Large LR, DR & eat-in kitchen w/DW. Beautiful hardwood floors & carpet. Heat, HW, trash removal incl. Garage & storage avail. $1,000/mo. 802-885-6292.

2002 GMC 1500 EXT. CAB 4X4


HOME FOR SALE NEW MODULAR 3 bedroom Home, 2 bath, 40’x24’, Ready to put on your site. 518-8911781.


TRUCK OR VAN FOR SALE 1986 CHEVY Custom Deluxe 4x4 with Fisher Plow. Call for details $450. 518-802-0830 1988 FORD F350 crewcab, dually-platform stake body. 7.3 diesel, only 39K, standard 5speed, recently painted, like new. $4,900. 802-463-9443. 2003 FORD F-150 standard 2wd, 103K miles, good condition $2950; Also 1997 Chevy Blazer, fair condition, 150K miles, $1950. 802-226-7863 94 FORD F-150, 96,500 miles, cruise, A/C, auto, $2400. 518-576-9312


Sept. 9 - Sept. 15, 2009


2004 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4x4, Automatic, Loaded $ 8,995


Automatic, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, 4 Cyl., 2.0liter $


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