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Before recycling was in vogue, Mark and Joan Brown recycled. In fact, the couple has made a livelihood out of recycling “America’s most recyclable product, the automobile.” The couple owns and operates Brown’s Auto Salvage on 170 Depot Terrace in Bomoseen. The Browns founded their salvage company in 1976. “We had a desire to live in Vermont,” they explained, “and be involved in a green business. We’ve been recycling since before recycling was popular. The Lakes Region is a wonderful place to live and a central location for an environmentally friendly business in the Northeast.” The company salvages late model automobiles and then dismantles and prepares them for sale. “Our main products or services are used and aftermarket auto parts that are delivered daily throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and New York, and shipped nationwide into Canada,” Brown explained. Dealerships, repair and auto body facilities make up the majority of their business In June 2011, the Browns purchased another salvage yard in Winchendon, Mass., calling it Brown’s Auto SalvageMA, just south of Keene, N.H. With a truck running daily between their two yards, it has allowed a large supply of used auto parts to come in and out of the Boston area to better serve their customers. In the fall of 2012 Brown’s Auto Salvage VT became a proud member of PRP-Premium Recycled Parts of the Northeast. This membership gives them daily trading partners with 16 other sal-

Mark and Joanie Brown, owners. vage yards. In order to take part in the PRP program, each yard must follow strict standards, ensuring that each customer gets only the best quality used auto part. The Brown’s cite their excellent customer service as a reason for their success. “We offer cost saving benefits for every automobile owner and a no questions return policy. We’re dedicated to 100 percent customer satisfaction. Our customer service is five stars.” That customer service starts with a dedicated staff of employees. “We have 27 of the most dedicated people on this planet. They want every customer to have a good experience,” Brown said. Brown’s Auto Salvage is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be reached at 802-265-4548. “At every level, our employees are fully engaged in providing value and service,” they said.

Driftek Computer Systems, formed by Josh Gillespie in 2006, offers computer repair, virus removal, web design, iPhone repair and retail items. Additional services include custom designed computers, brochures, graphic design, networking, programming, and much more. “We even do house calls, and we also offer remote repair. Remote repair is an excellent service that allows me to repair a computer over Josh Gillespie, owner. the internet, avoiding the offer routine cleanups for $50.” hassle of unplugging your “A recent study shows that 86 percent computer and having to bring it in to the of people ages 18-44 have their smartstore,” Gillespie said. phones, tablets, or computers with them When asked why he chose this type of business, he said, “I saw a need for com- 22 hours a day, and are using them to puter services in Granville. Today, search for local business, restaurants, almost every household has one or more etc. Because of this, it is very important computers, and the nearest repair shop to use the internet as a platform to offering our services is nearly 40 min- advertise your business, and so to help businesses get into the web scene, I am utes away!” “Anything we don’t have in stock we offering custom designed websites startcan order, and will usually have within ing at only $300,” Gillespie said “Aside from computers, we also sell two days, and our average repair time is and install entertainment systems, high less than 24 hours,” Gillespie said. definition TVs, and surround sound.” “Because of high gas prices, this is a Driftek Computer Systems is located great bonus. Customers will no longer have to travel to Queensbury to get elec- at 67 Church St., Granville, N.Y.. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, tronics.” “Virus infections are the highest they 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Wednesday when have ever been. For this reason we are the office is closed for home and office offering a Virus Removal Service for calls. For further information, contact only $65, compared to the Geek Squad Josh Gillespie at (518) 642-5049 or visit and Staples price of $149 to $299. We also online at www.driftek.com.


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With 25 plus years of experience you can count on Bruce Colvin Lawn and Forest to identify and fix any problems with your equipment. Regular service or emergency service, Bruce Colvin Lawn and Forest can rescue you! “Before you can spruce up your lawn,” Bruce Colvin warns, “you’ll want to make sure your own lawn mowers, tractors and trimmers are in good running condition.” Colvin said the “experts” at Bruce Colvin Lawn and Forest in Castleton will fix any problems “fast.” Customers are urged to bring in mowers and Oregon wood splitters are now available. trimmers early for quickest for.” Colvin added that most locations turnaround. only service makes and models that they Colvin has run his business from its sell. location at 142 Blissville Road for seven The decision to lease the shop where plus years. Colvin said he offers a “myr- he has been located for the last seven iad of services, such as small engine plus years was a natural fit, “It was set repair, parts and service for lawn trac- up and ready to go, enabling me to start tors, push mowers, chain saws, roto-til- right up my business.” lers, ice augurs, chippers, wood splitters That business offers for sale a wide and compact tractors.” Colvin contin- variety of brands, including Noma, ued: “I have been working 25-plus years Murray, Troybuilt, Ariens, Jiffy, Yard in this line of work, and I’m the only one Machines, Cub Cadet, John Deere in the area that has a full line of logging Wheelhorse and Solo. And Colvin urges supplies, skidder cables, chains, logger customers not to forget to service winter safety apparel and chain saw chains that equipment. DIY’s and commercial fire can be made for any model saw.” The wood suppliers can find tough log splitstore also carries oil and batteries. ters, including the Oregon 22 ton 6.5 Why, did Colvin open his business? horsepower Kohler Motor, 28 ton 9.5 “After the closing of Stevens Lawn and horsepower Kohler Motor and a 22 ton Garden, I felt it was important that peo- 8.5 horsepower GX270, with a Honda ple could still count on the same quality Motor. Bruce Colvin Lawn and Forest, service that they were used to. We work your local Lawn and Forest, service and on any and everything we can get parts supplier can be reached at (802)265-8708.

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When Maria R. Ammatuna was seven years old, her grandmother taught her how to crochet. Her mother, meanwhile, knit and beaded hats, and her great aunt beaded hats and made prototype pieces for a milliner and designer in New York’s Garment District. So it’s not surprising that Ammatuna owns and operates her own shop today, called Creative Fiber Designs, in the historic downtown district of Brandon, Vt. Creative Fiber Designs was a grass roots entrepreneurial move that Ammatuna undertook in 2004 and the business she nurtured outgrew its original 900-square-foot site. This year she moved to a 2200-square-foot place at 6 Park Street. Creative Fiber Designs offers resources and supplies for fiber and fiber arts, including educational programs for sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, ribbon embroidery, rug hooking, sewing, quilting/applique, machine embroidery and more. “The surprise is coming into the store for the first time and finding how amazing our broad selection is,” Ammatuna said. “We are not just a quilt shop or a yarn shop. Creative Fiber Designs is a multi-media resource for the individual who has several hobbies across the mediums, the small business entrepreneur and the individual designer.” Ammatuna said she is proud of the level of customer service and quality goods she is able to provide to her customers. “We provide individual and custom service,” she said. “Our location affords a person a one-stop New England shop-

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Black Pond Supply Fix the problem before it starts If you have noticed water running in the wrong direction on your property, it’s time to fix it before a real problem arises! Letting it go could mean water in your basement or a washed out driveway. In some low lying areas, maybe a washed out road. Black Pond Supply reminds you to never drive through a flooded road. Noticeable over the last couple of years is erosion. Erosion happens after spells of very dry weather followed by hard rain storms; fast flowing water through your property taking valuable top soil with it. Since Mother Nature can’t make up her mind or solve your drainage problems, better call Robert Gibbs. He can help solve your residential, municipal and commercial drainage problems. Gibbs, owner of Black Pond Supply Co. in Hubbardton, has been helping area residents for more than 25 years, providing them with septic system supplies, plumbing lines and culverts of all types and sizes. Small job or large, residential, commercial or municipal project, it doesn’t matter. When asked how he got started in the plastic culvert business, Gibbs replied, “I was in the right place at the right time. I had a family member in a related business that brought to my attention plastic culverts.” At the time, using plastic culverts for drainage was not commonplace in Vermont, but after some research Gibbs decided to give them a try. Gibbs said the most rewarding aspect of his job is meeting people, and knowing he has a good product to sell them. He not only promises convenience

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Original works by Vermont artists Trish and Joe Capron opened Earth and Time Studio Gallery on Route 30 in Wells almost seven years ago. The retail gallery sells original works by Vermont artisans in a variety of mediums, including sculptures, paintings, slate, photography, stained glass and pottery. Antiques, handbags, candles, clothing and accessories, plus Vermont maple syrup, and honey are also among the specialty items available. Works of art range from internationally known to some of Vermont’s bestkept secrets. Robert Birbeck’s unique and original sculptures in wood and stone reside in galleries and homes around the world. Some of Vermont’s best-kept secrets include artists such as Rebecca Raymond and Vicky Stevens, whose specialties are watercolor, while Bob Hamblen’s hallmark is his detailed oil paintings of Vermont and Lake St. Catherine. The studio also carries one-of-a-kind designer handbags made by neighbor

Judy Dreher, which are hand-knit with fine wool. The Earth and Time Studio Gallery co-owner Joe Capron features his own pottery and hand-crafted slate items made from local quarries. Working within the medium of slate for more than 35 years, Joe’s signature creations include clocks, welcome signs, trivets and candle bases. The Caprons are former art teachers. Joe Capron has retired from the Whitehall, N.Y., school district and also helps with the Wells Historical Society in gathering all it’s artifacts and Wells family histories. Trish and Joe are most proud of the gallery’s ability to showcase the work of many local artists and to provide our community with a center for art and creativity. The Earth and Time Studio Gallery is open year-around, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday.

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Ma & Pa's Place

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We're much more than just pizza... we've gone gourmet Serving automotive needs for 61 years

Ma & Pa’s Place is now in its eleventh year of operation. And in spite of a challenging economy, it still continues to thrive. Perhaps it’s the additions to the menu. Luisa and her husband Rich not only serve “great pizza,” but also have included specialty subs, such as Philly cheese steak, ham and cheese and veggies, chicken parmagiana and some very delicious gourmet specials that include shell fish, veal, baked haddock along with regular daily and weekly specials. Ma & Pa’s also offers an array of pizzas, calzones, appetizers, soups, entrees Give Ma and Pa's a try tonight. and desserts. “We look make your acquaintance and to prepare forward to seeing all the familiar faces for you a meal that we promise you won’t of our customers who have all become forget. our friends,” Luisa said. “Everything is made from scratch “As the chef, I can’t tell you how gratiand we have a homey atmosphere and fying it is to prepare my meals for an are open for lunch and dinner seven appreciative customer,” Luisa said. “It is days a week. We also serve wines and this appreciation and loyalty of all our beers of all kinds. patrons that keeps us going. For this we Please come down and join us at Ma & owe a debt of gratitude to our loyal Pa’s Place. Local delivery is available patrons. We thank you one and all.” within the village before 3 p.m. We are a The co-owner then extended an invidining experience you won’t forget! Call tation to everyone to “come down to Ma us at (518) 642-9722. You can also check and Pa’s Place and visit for awhile. And out Ma and Pa’s Place on Facebook, Yelp to those of you as yet unfamiliar to us, and TripAdvisor. please come give us the opportunity to

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Bardin’s Tire Service and Expert Auto Repair has been serving the automotive needs of Granville and the surrounding communities since it was begun in 1953 by Clarence Bardin. “For the past 61 years we’ve strived to be the best,” said Mark Bardin, owner since 1981. “Our quality tires and superior service are unmatched by any dealer.” Bardin’s Tire Service is located at 66 Quaker St., next to Granville High School. Over the years the company has become interwoven into the fabric of the community. “We’re honest, sincere and friendly. We’re a family-owned repair shop; we went to school here, lived for many years, and supported the community,” Bardin said. Although there are other repair shops in the area, few can match the experience and training of Bardins’ staff. “Our ASE-certified techs and hightech equipment can repair your vehicle quickly and effectively the first time,” added Bardin. The company also boasts one of the most extensive lines of tires in the region. The company has tires available for every kind of vehicle from passenger cars and lightweight trucks to large farm trucks. “Large or small, we can get them all,” Bardin said. “Our brands include Bridgestone, Firestone, Daytona, Goodyear, Cooper, Nokian, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Continental, and many more.”

Mark Bardin, owner. The business also houses a one-bay car wash.“It’s a Lazer Touchless Car Wash,” Bardin added. Customers can drive around to the back of the building, place their money in the fully automated machine and sit in the comfort of their car as it’s washed. The machine has several settings allowing the customer to choose extra options such as having their car spray waxed or having the undercarriage cleaned, perfect for getting corrosive salt off your car during the winter months. “We’re always available for all of our customer needs,” Bardin said. “We offer 60 years of quality service for less, with a personal touch.” Bardin’s is open Monday though Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call them at (518) 642-1311.

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Generations of excellent service The Wood’s Agency located in historic downtown Fair Haven has over 60 years experience in the insurance business. Wood’s Agency’s Calvi family provides insurance throughout the Lakes Region of Rutland County. In fact, many customers have continued with the Wood’s Agency even when they move to “all corners of Vermont.” This is proof that the service, quality and honesty have been a tradition for all these years. Three generations of Calvi’s have been merchants in downtown Fair Haven. Tony started “Calvi’s,” a family-operated ice cream parlor, in the early 1900s. Ann Marie Mahar and David Calvi Ned purchased the Wood’s customer, they do their best to satisfy Agency in the early ’60s along with the downtown historic building their insurance needs. These connecwhere the office has been continuously tions to the community and area continlocated. He and Loraine operated the ue to help the agency grow and provide business until retirement when their an excellent insurance service. The Wood’s Agency has a strong repuson and daughter, David Calvi and Ann Marie Mahar, took over about 20 years tation with several local real estate agents and attorneys. These referrals ago. The Wood’s Agency is a long-standing meet the needs of second home buyers. member of Vermont Insurance Agents So, whether you are purchasing a new Association (VIAA) and Independent home or have a policy up for renewal, Insurance Agents. Ann Marie and David Wood’s Agency can solve your insurance are the agents to provide insurance needs with the best companies and rates. needs, so give them a call or stop in any- Ann Marie and David are up to date on time. They specialize in personal and the replacement cost of high-valued homes and the changing value of conbusiness insurance. A proud measure for the business is struction. The Wood’s Agency is open Monday the countless number of referrals it receives from satisfied clients. Ann through Friday 9 to 5. Call us any time at 802-265-3640. (Fax Marie and David value your business and support, and when you refer a new 7840) or e-mail dacwoodsagency@comcast.net.

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A home away from home More than 100 years old, the Station House is located right in the heart of the colored slate capital of the world, Granville, N.Y. Nestled between New York’s Adirondacks and Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Station House is what it says, a former D&H Railroad Station that Michelle and Wayne Shaw took on in 2001 as a complete maintenance and renovation project. The Shaws report that they started with one room and now have five. The couple celebrated the addition of that fifth bedroom with an October Open House in 2012. The addition of the fifth room means that The Station House “has been completely renovated from front to back.” “It is 165 feet by 27 feet, with beautiful gardens all around to enjoy during the spring and summer seasons. One of the best and most relaxing parts is working on the gardens in the summer,” Michelle added. Located on Main Street, the Shaws’ bed and breakfast is convenient for travelers and is within walking distance to such Granville sights as the Pember Museum of Natural History and the Slate Valley Museum, and “the beautiful Mettowee River” itself. Activities, such as skiing, boating and shopping, are all within driving distance. The Shaws stressed that their renovations would “surprise any traveler. We welcome anyone to stop on by and browse. It will take you back in time.” For example, The Station House,

Wayne and Michelle Shaw, innkeepers. when it was owned by the D&H, stood about in the middle of Granville’s history. The Shaws reported that John C. Bishop built the first house “in this beautiful valley” in 1780, as well as the first store. Home and business construction first began on the west side of the Mettowee River, but later settlements centered in and around Bishop’s Corners. The Shaws added that Bishop “secured the opening of the so-called Shun pike, drawing travel and business from Hebron” southward. The D&H Railroad, which profited from this increased business to Granville, left behind a significant landmark, a station house, now the Shaw’s bed and breakfast. Come stay and join the Shaws’ extended family. Michelle and Wayne Shaw can be reached at 518-955-0771 or 518-642-1276 or visit them at stationhousebb.com

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Tot’s Diner opened in 1996. Since then, Owner Theresa O. Turner reports, “I have met such wonderful people, including a couple of the gover nors of Vermont, in the 18 years of my business. We like to think we are a friendly and homey place to come.” “My customers are the best! We laugh a lot and throw smart Owner Theresa Turner remarks back and forth. We know everyone by name and just because our logo says ‘We don’t make mistakes, you just forgot what you ordered’ … how true this is.” Tot turned 71 years old this year and is still going strong. She added that the Poultney Rotary Club meets at Tot’s every Thursday and the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce also meets there once a month. When GMC comes into to town, it’s nice to meet the new students. We always remember them! Our customers are our family!! Crissy Loomis has worked here for 15 years; Nina Corbin has been here for seven years. Tina Ballard works part time and Allison Dunlap is now a part of our team. “We are a fun bunch and look forward to meeting everyone and sharing some good times and a good

and staff. laugh.” In Theresa’s spare time, she takes care of five cottages at the lake and she now helps with the fundraising at the parish for St. Raphael’s church, along with Father Dan. She also wanted to give a personal thank you to her friends and co-workers at the church for all their hard work and dedication – Betsy Wescott, Chris Gamble, Emily Skovira and Kirsten Wagner. “Thank you all.” Located at 25 Main St., Poultney, Tot’s Diner is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. till 2 p.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. till 1 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. till noon. Give us a call to set up for your next meeting, take out order or just to chat at 802-287-2213. Come on over and have a great conversation and “forget what you ordered - because we won’t remember if you don’t.”

CCV Rutland is the Community College of Vermont’s second largest academic center in the state, serving over 700 students each semester. Situated in the heart of downtown Rutland city, we celebrate cultural ties with many educational, business, and industry neighbors. Our convenient location, combined with a wide array of course offerings, degrees and certificates, affords students rich opportunities right within our local community. We take great pride in providing the highest quality of service and attention to each student. Honoring individuality and diversity, we spend time with each person discussing career goals, course and program placement, financial aid options, and overall marketability in the workplace. CCV Rutland offers extensive Veterans support services to support veterans and military-connected students in their transition to civilian life and college, and to achieve their academic goals. The Rutland academic center serves as CCV’s workforce development hub, leading the College’s collaboration with businesses from several industry sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, education, hospitality, childcare, and retail. Across Vermont CCV’s workforce training programs have helped businesses move to the next level of success and employees climb the career ladder in their chosen field. From leadership and management training programs to use of technology seminars, CCV’s customized workforce training programs deliver positive results that translate into business growth.

Some of the staff at CCV. We also connect directly with the younger generations of Rutland and its surrounding communities through our robust secondary education offerings. Our Introduction to College Studies course is made available to high school students at no cost and provides a strong foundation for college-level learning. Paired with our dual enrollment and early college options, CCV Rutland’s secondary education programming can save students thousands of dollars on a college education and ensure that they’ll find success in the college environment. Whether you’re wanting to take the next step in your career, get a jump on a four-year degree, or just take that class you’ve always wanted to take, CCV Rutland has an option for you. CCV -your life, your college, your way.

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O'Shea Insurance Agency

The Lakes Region Farmers Market

Protecting you for over 50 years O ’ S h e a Insurance Agency was established in 1964 and over the past 50 years has been building long lasting relationships and helping clients protect their most valuable assets. We understand insurance and the importance of providing solid coverage at an affordable price. Our agents have a combined 100-plus years of experi- Jeannie, Zach and Elaine of O'Shea Insurance. ence and will provide honest, sound and valuable advice the recreational insurance is an important aspect of our business. We insure on your insurance needs. The agency has seen the insurance homes, boats, recreational vehicles and needs of the area change over the years. jet skis. We have longstanding and reliable Farms, once a staple of the local landscape, have experienced profound chang- relationships with our carriers and proes and larger farms are now being vide a stable market for your insurance replaced by gentleman farms or organic needs. In June of 2014, O’Shea Insurance is farms. Also, participation in farmers’ markets has become an important way proud to welcome the addition of The of making a living. There are a multi- Riley Insurance Agency clients to its tude of variations from the original company and look forward to serving dairy farm and we have the knowledge their customers’ insurance needs. The and experience to provide the proper O’Shea Agency received these clients upon the retirement of The Riley Agency coverage for the needs of today. We also welcome the opportunity to owner, Terry Riley. For a no obligation review of your discuss any type of business or personal insurance coverage with you. We have insurance coverage, please contact one licensed and professional agents who of our professional agents. We are locathandle daily these important needs for ed at 1387 Rte 4AW in Castleton or you our clients. Also, being near the lakes may reach us at 265-4747.

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Supporting local farmers and friends Every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., from the end of June until the first Thursday in October, downtown Poultney comes alive with the bounty of the Lakes Region Farmers Market. “Thursdays are one of the busiest days downtown,” Pam Green, a member of the market, said. “It’s exciting.” Green call the market “a great place to buy local produce, baked goods and all kinds of beautiful crafts.” “You can shop and talk to the person who have grown the produce or crafted an item. You don’t get to share recipes from the producer anywhere else,” she said. In addition to fresh produce, The Lakes Region Farmers Market also offers jams, jellies, pickles, baked goods, maple syrup, meats, eggs, berries and plants. Visitors will find the farmers market not confined to one specific location, but set up on the grassy strip all along the north side of Main Street. “People can walk up and down to shop with us and the local merchants as well,” Pam said. “We love having the interaction with the market and the downtown merchants giving everything a festive atmosphere.” The farmers market has existed in Poultney since the early 1980s and last year was the first under its new name, The Lakes Region Farmers Market. Because this farmers market also organizes the very popular Christmas Fair at Poultney High School each Thanksgiving time, the group has a sub-

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Downtown Market in Poultney. stantial number of members. However, there are about 10 to 15 members who set up each week on Main Street during the summer. “It’s a great group,” Pam said. “It’s like a family. We encourage people to support the market to keep the vendors coming back.” When we shop local we support our friends, neighbors and local merchants helping to create a strong community. In return, as consumers, we benefit from safe, local healthy foods and beautiful handcrafted items that become future heirlooms. Come visit, share a smile and put some fun back in your shopping experience.

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Loomis Paint and Flooring

Taps Tavern

Everyone knows who we are

Great drinks, food and music

Bob Loomis and Larry Loomis, brothers, owners, and contractors have been in the paint and flooring business since 1976. Located in beautiful downtown Poultney, they provide many services and products including carpeting, vinyl and only the best quality paint, Benjamin Moore. They are now carrying a new line of flooring and paint with primer in it. Their store manager, Cathi, is their meeter and greeter! She has been with Loomis Paint four years and is still learning and enjoys meeting new people. She is very friendly and welcoming to our customers! Larry’s son Nate also has been working with his father and uncle when he has days off from his full-time position in Keene, N.H. Customers come to us a lot just by word of mouth and our reputation, say the brothers. “I guess, because we live and have grown up here in Poultney, so everyone knows who we are.” This is a family-run business in Cathy a small town and they have many years of experience and many repeat customers. They are more personal then the Big Box stores. People know us for selling top quality Benjamin Moore paint and for interior and exterior painting. Loomis Paint and Flooring also installs carpets, laminates and vinyl flooring on a regular basis. They provide quality work and excellent customer service while maintaining the welcoming atmosphere of a small town business where they know their customers on a

Tooley. first name basis. Customers have a wonderful experience in our store because of our expertise and knowledge of the products and services we provide. Why go somewhere else outside of Poultney, when it is all right here. Please come in and meet the Loomis Family. They are open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:30 to 1 p.m. They are located at 200 Main Street in Poultney and can be reached at 802-287-4009

A Vermont native, Serena Gallagher started working in the service industry at age 16. Even after graduating from Castleton State College with a bachelor’s degree in art, she continued to have dreams of owning her own wine bar. When a pub in Poultney came up for sale, she jumped at the chance. “My goal was to create a place for the community to enjoy and feel comfortable going to for great local food and great music at a price everyone can afford,” she says. “It’s rewarding to know that people are enjoying this place I have created.” Serena says that the best part of her job is meeting all Serena Gallagher, Owner. for lost, stolen, or damaged mugs) and the people who walk through while enjoying your new mug come in the door of Taps Tavern. “I feel honored to have crossed the for great music from all era’s – Tuesdays are Bluegrass Night, Wednesdays startpaths of so many,” she comments. TAPS Tavern is a warm, rustic and ing at 6:30 p.m. it’s Jazz time, Open Mic & comfortable bar and restaurant which Wino Wednesday! All wine by the glass features 20-plus beers and ciders. Ask us $5, every other Wednesday! Thursday about our Mug Club- when you join you night is Wing Night! 50 cent wings, receive a complimentary fill upon pur- choose your flavor! Our Hours of chase and your birthday! You also get 10 Operation are Monday-Friday: 4-10 p.m., percent off food at any time. The biggest Saturday and Sunday: 12-10 p.m. We’re benefit of all: extra ounces for no extra closed on Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving charge. Saving you money! Plus you get Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! So come on in and meet Serena and a fancy mug. How do you sign up - To join the club you pay $25 per year. We her staff located at 158 Main Street, have awesome hand-crafted Caren Helm Poultney or call for future events and Pizzazz Pottery mugs available to pur- entertainment at 802-287-4064. You can chase for $25 (Yours to own). Or you can also find us at www.tapstavern.com or bring your own. (Taps is not responsible like us Facebook.

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Castleton Family Health Center

CBH Business Services Inc.

Primary care the way it should be

Working one-on-one with clients

Castleton Family Health Center has been serving patients since 1967, and became part of The Community Health Center of the Rutland Region in October 2004. CHCRR is devoted to improving access to a full range of comprehensive quality care services to individuals and families of all ages and stages of life, without regard to family income or insurance status. Castleton Family Health Center is the largest of six CHCRR sites, which include Mettowee Valley Family Health Center in West Pawlet, Brandon Medical Center in Brandon, Rutland Community Health Center at 215 Stratton Road in Rutland, CHCRR Pediatrics in Rutland, and Common Street Health Center at Commons Street in Rutland. CHCRR provides a comprehensive array of health-care services in a bright, modern building located just north of Castleton Corners on Route 30. Our patients receive high-quality primary care, preventative and behavioral health services delivered by our staff of nine physicians, two physician’s assistants, and six nurse practitioners. Our location offers on-site lab and X-ray services, specialized pediatric and women’s health care, diabetes education counseling and group classes, behavioral health and nutritional counseling as well as a full-service pharmacy. We gladly welcome patients covered by Vermont and New York Medicaid, Medicare, and accept most major commercial insurances. For uninsured patients, we offer a sliding fee scale discount program based on household family income. This program is also avail-

Castleton Family Health Center is located on Route 30. able to senior citizens covered by Medicare but without a secondary insurance plan. At Castleton Family Health Center, we consider it a privilege to provide your health care. Whether you are looking for a pediatrician to assist you in raising a healthy child, a class to learn how to manage your diabetes, an annual physical, or you simply need a prescription filled, it is all available right here at Castleton Family Health Center. Our office is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. New patients are always welcome. Call (802) 468-5641 anytime during business hours or feel free to visit www. chcrr.org.

CBH Business Services is an income tax and accounting service for small businesses and individuals. The company has been in business since 1998 and during that time there have been many changes in the tax laws, most of them affecting the taxpayer. In 2010 all paid tax return preparers were required to be registered with the Catherine Bostock-Hudy, owner (center) and staff. IRS and are subject es,” she said. “They have unique issues, to disciplinary action by the Office of and need someone who understands and Professional Responsibility. These can work with them.” requirements include registration, miniThe company has two offices, one at mum competency testing and continu1130 River Road in West Pawlet, Vt., and ing education requirements annually. the other at 119 Dix Avenue in Glens Catherine Bostock-Hudy has been an Falls, which is open year-round. enrolled agent since 2004, exceeding the During the past year the company has IRS requirements for paid tax return gone to social networks such as Facebook preparers. She participates in continuto help get their business out there a liting education annually to keep up with tle more. Like their page to get up-to-date the fast-paced changes in tax legislation. information on preparing for your taxes Catherine is proud of the relationand so much more. ships CBH Business Services is able to To learn more about how CBH develop with clients. Business Services can help your small “We work one-on-one with the clibusiness, or assist you in filing your ents,” she said. taxes, call their Vermont office at 802Catherine also offers tax planning 645-9900, or their New York office at 518and IRS representation for individuals 793-8546. and business as well as accounting ser“We are always accepting new clivices for small businesses. ents,” she said. “I like working with small business-

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AJ's Fine Food and Spirits

Keyes Plumbing and Heating

Great food, great drinks, great prices

Keeps bill as low as what he'd pay

How about a nice, big, juicy prime rib? Or maybe some homemade meat sauce on angel hair pasta? These are just two of the dishes that make AJ’s Fine Food and Spirits a popular dining-out spot. Boasting “great food, great drinks, great prices,” AJ’s offers steaks, burgers, seafood, poultry and Italian dishes, along with a large salad bar with homemade coleslaw, potato salad, soups and bread. But if you’re really hungry, do try the prime rib. “The prime rib is not to be missed,” said Tina Wilson, the restaurant’s manager. “We are known for our prime rib.” AJ’s patrons eat well, whatever they order, without draining their bank accounts. Prices are relatively modest The banquet room at AJ's. and the atmosphere is casual, friendly and relaxing. offerings, depending on the day of the Breakfast is served daily from 8 a.m. week. to 11:30 a.m., and with your meal comes In the pub, set off from the dining a bottomless cup of coffee. Lunches are room, two big-screen TVs entertain served with an offering of hot and cold sports fans with weekly specials from dishes and daily specials, and dinner is steamers to Buffalo wings and more served seven days a week – eat in or take than 100 imported and domestic beers to out. choose from. Sunday and Monday are Mexican A banquet room is available for prinights with sizzling fajitas, taco salad, vate parties but reservations must be burritos and quesadillas, just to name a made well in advance. few. All dinner entrees are served with To place an order, or make dinner or home-baked bread, homemade soup and banquet reservations, call (518) 642-3237 salad bar. or stop in and let AJ’s friendly staff The menu is replete with special assist you.

As owner of Keyes Plumbing and Heating, Owner James Keyes promises to keep the bill as reasonable as what he would pay himself. “I give 100 percent,” Keyes said, adding that he is a “ t r u s t w o r t h y, licensed master plumber. We do work in your home, the way we would want it done in our homes: reasonable rates.” Keyes Plumbing James Keyes, owner. and Heating is located free estimate for a Rheem Hybrid Heater. at 115 East Wells Road Keyes future plans are to continue to in Wells, and has been in operation since install “an efficient product to save my 2004. Asked why he started the business, clients money. We specialize in all of the Keyes replied, “I wanted to have a busi- latest products that hit the market for betness in the Lakes Region. I also wanted to ter home efficiency,” Keyes said. Keyes Plumbing and Heating also bring my knowledge of the industry and of efficient products to save people serves the community by opening and closing seasonal homes and camps, promoney,” he said. Keyes is a veteran of the plumbing and viding all plumbing, heating and HVAC heating trade, serving in the plumbers’ services. Once again, Keyes stressed that union for 15 years, doing all kinds of com- his business aims to save its clients money mercial jobs. This experience in commer- through installation of “efficient prodcial plumbing and heating means that ucts,” he said. Outside of his business, Keyes said his “My experience goes beyond residential principal interests are camping, hunting, plumbing,” Keyes said. The efficient products Keyes refers to fishing and “spending time with my faminclude Kohler fixtures, the Buderus line ily.” James Keyes, owner of Keyes of boilers, various water softeners, Fujitsu Plumbing and Heating, can be reached heat pumps and Rheem Hybrid water at either 802-645-9519 or on his cell phone heaters. Call Jim to see if you qualify for a at 802-779-4039.

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Misty Heather Morn

Monument Hill Antiques

Offering comfortable and safe care Selecting a facility for an elderly relative who can no longer take care of himself or herself independently is often a difficult decision. There are many considerations: It has to be a reliable place that is comfortable, safe and offers quality care. A caring and compassionate staff must treat your loved one with respect and dignity. If you think a Call to schedule a tour. place like that exists only in dreams, then Owner, Rev. Fran Tice, also an RN you should explore Misty Heather Morn. explains, “We do provide a gamut of Located on Blissville Road in assistance to elderly residents who Hydeville, Misty Heather Morn provides require nursing home level care,” she the elderly with a place to come for care said. The home uses alternative health and shelter when the option of living modalities, such as foot and hand masalone is no longer available. sage and aroma-therapy . Opened in 1985, the Colonial-style Tice said those who are interested in house gives residents a feeling often Misty Heather Morn are invited to take a lacking in other facilities. All of the tour of the facility, and she interviews rooms have been tastefully decorated to potential residents to see if the facility make residents feel at home. can meet their needs. The evaluation is Misty Heather Morn has the capacity also used to determine whether the for 16 residents. They have a staff of 17 potential resident will fit in nicely with employees. It’s a low ratio because many the residents already at the facility, so residents can care for themselves in a that everyone is comfortable and happy level 3/ERC (enhanced residential care) there. facility. Misty Heather Morn has been To find out more about the facility, or able to obtain waivers from the State of to schedule a tour, or to just stop by and Vermont for those residents who require spend time with the residents, give Misty Level 2 nursing home-type care because Heather Morn a call at 802-265-3300 of their high level of service and care.

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Top quality furniture refinishing Dwayne and Betty Gibbs didn’t necessarily set out to start an antiques business. The couple began “dabbling” with the idea of re-finishing items. “Then we started going to auctions and selling,” the couple said. Out of that grew Monument Hill Antiques, now in its 14th year of operation in Hubbardton. Dwayne said the family-owned and operated business doesn’t require much overhead. “That’s why we can sell at the prices we do,” he said, adding that people would be surprised to learn that Monument Hill Antiques’ prices are 10 to 15 percent lower than other refinishers. Currently, Monument Hill Antiques is concentrating on smaller items, “anything people can carry away --- lamps, candlesticks, collectibles.”

Describing his refinishing technique, Dwayne said, “Most of all of our wood furniture has been restored by hand.” There is “no dipping,” Gibbs added, which is dunking furniture in “stripper to remove old finishes.” Dwayne said he particularly likes the location of the business, 1127 Monument Hill Road, Hubbardton. “I have lived in Hubbardton all my life, and you can’t get much better than going to work right out of your back door.” He notes that a local business supports the local economy, and, in turn, needs local support. Since he especially likes his location, Gibbs naturally has no plans to expand into larger quarters somewhere else. “No, we’re going to stay the size we are in order to continue to offer quality service. Our quality refinishing, as far as I’m concerned, is the best.”

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A country inn in a country setting Twin Mountains Far m B&B in Middletown Springs is located on an 1830’s farm with 150 acres, including the ridgelines of two mountains, and a flowing brook. In this informal atmosphere and comfor table surroundings, you’ ll enjoy gourmet breakfasts, including some of our “house favorites”: strawberries stuffed with shaved chocolate and topped with homemade whipped cream, smoked salmon with cream cheese and Annie and Walt Pepperman, innkeepers. home-grown chives, bananas foster French The Inn is continuing to upgrade toast, and very berry French toast. the Deer, Moose and Bear bedrooms, Also, Twin Mountains lies among out- each with its own private bath. The standing natural beauty and is sur- Inn’s living room is exclusively for rounded by abundant wildlife. guest use and has a large flat-screen Breakfast is served in the Great Room satellite TV, as well as a gas fireplace. by a roaring fire in the winter and on And you can get a massage by appointthe screened porch in the summer, ment! with views of flowers, fields and trees. Alaskan Malamutes, Mayla and Walter and Annie Pepperman, the inn- Silver, and Appaloosa, Buckskin, and keepers, describe their place as “a Blue Roane horses also wait to greet true country inn in a beautiful coun- you! try setting.” There are opportunities We are located at 549 Coy Hill Road, for hiking, cross-country skiing, snow- PO Box 1234 in Middletown Springs. shoeing, birding, and exploring for Or call us anytime at 235-3700. Visit us signs of our forest animal friends. at www.twinmountainsfarmbb.com.

Emily Stockwell, owner of Everyday Flowers in Poultney, offers to her customers more than just flowers and balloons. The shop sells fruit baskets, silk flowers, house plants, stuffed animals and cards; essentially everything you need for a nice heartfelt gift. The shop offers a wide variety of floral bouquets to choose from and staff can create custom designs for any occasion, be it holidays, Emily Stockwell, weddings, birthdays, custom funeral work, anniversaries, gifts, or simply a few flowers for that special someone. The shop can also make centerpieces, boutonnières, bouquets, and wristlets for weddings. But flowers are only the tip of the iceberg. The shop prides itself on friendly and prompt service. The business has an extensive website where patrons can view and order its products from the comfort of their home The look of a happy customer’s face is all the inspiration Stockwell, now in her third year of ownership, needs. “I like to make people smile when they get flowers,” she said. A Fair Haven native, Stockwell graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology and lives in Castleton. She said fans of the shop can expect the

owner. same outstanding customer service and products that have made Everyday Flowers so popular among residents of the Lakes Region for over a decade. The shop provides delivery to customers in most of the Lakes Region which includes Benson, Castleton, Fair Haven, Middletown Springs, Hampton, Granville, Orwell, Poultney, and Wells. And because the shop is located in the heart of the Lakes Region, you can be assured that your arrangement arrives in a vase, and not a box, at the peak of its freshness. Everyday Flowers is located at 200 Main St. in Poultney. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The shop can be reached at 802-287-4094. The shop’s website is www.everydayflowersvt.com.

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Granville Area Chamber of Commerce Promoting businesses and tourism The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce consists of local businesses and individuals committed to promoting business and tourism in the greater Granville area. The Granville Chamber is known for its ongoing community support and annual events, such as the Town Wide Yard Sale in May and the Autumn Leaves Car Show in September. The Chamber often hosts social mixers giving area businesses a chance to mix and mingle in a fun environment. Membership in the Chamber is very affordable. Basic annual membership is free the first year for newly formed local businesses and $60 for existing businesses. This basic membership provides a business listing by category on the This sign welcomes you to the village of Granville. Granville Chamber webChamber building on Main Street. The site. Each listing is provided a free direct meetings are open to all members and link to each member’s business website. the general public. Please join us, share There are many other membership your ideas, and let us know what the options available so be sure to ask your Chamber can do for you. You can contact Chamber representative for details. the Granville Chamber at (518) 642-2815, Meetings are held on the second visit us at www.granvillechamber.com Tuesday of the month at 8 a.m. in the or like us on Facebook.

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Institute or NFI, the Better Business Bureau and the Home Advisor Network. Not surprisingly, “more schooling” comes first on Brown’s list of future plans. All this training has enabled Brown to clean and inspect all types of chimneys, offer wood, gas and pellet stove installation, and liners, caps and masonry repair. Green Mountain Chimney Sweep LLC also enjoys a “strong working relationship with several area fireplace shops,” and Brown is familiar working with all major stove and fireplace brands. Brown encourages local residents to patronize his business because “shopping locally keeps the community economically healthy for everybody.” Founded in 2009, Green Mountain Chimney Sweep LLC is open seven days a week and can be contacted by phone at 802-353-2379.

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When living at home causes financial strain or the upkeep is physically too m u c h , Schoolhouse Apartments, located on Main Street in beautiful Poultney, Vt., offers a wonderful alter native to those who are 62 years of age and older. Schoolhouse Apartments is a low-income housing alternative for the elderly, subsidized by the feder- Schoolhouse Apartments is located in Poultney. al government’s The apartments are handicap accesHUD (Housing And Urban Development sible with all amenities and activities Division) program. Financial worries, close by. To find out more information upkeep, safety and quality of life are no or for an application, call 802-863-8376. longer a worry.

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No hassle, no surprises Sure they have all the latest and greatest tools and equipment… sure there is the computerized frame measuring system, waterborne paint system, touchless tire machine, wheel balancer, and a down draft paint booth in their 15-bay collision shop but all that is just “fluff.” What is really important is the on-going education and experience from each of the seven technicians that is reflected in each and every job. Their technicians, with over 129 years of combined service to York Coach Works, have the pride in their work as if they themselves were the owners. The front office is the first stop to a smooth experience with your insurance

company. You report the claim and York Coach Works will make sure that everything is handled with your best interest in mind. Remember, all collision work comes with a lifetime warrantee, not from the insurance company but directly from the people you know at York Coach Works. No hassle, no surprises, just top quality work done by a shop that has proven to be a winner. Hopefully you won’t need them but know they are there ready to help on that day that you feel “just can’t get any worst…” York Coach Works 1075 Vt. Route 30 N Poultney- 800-974-9877

The Doctors and staff at Granville Small Animal Hospital are excited to announce some new updates and features at the hospital this year. Since the move from the Quaker Street location 15 years ago-can it really be that long?-the hospital has continued to grow and expand, offering a full range of veterinary medical services for our family pets. We still provide “wellness care” and a full range of services for sick dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotics and more. Surgical procedures include routine spays and neuters in addition to orthopedics and other advanced surgical procedures. We can perform many screening diagnostic tests not routinely available in small rural area hospitals. Our low-cost cat spay/neuter clinic has become so popu1ar that we have increased the number of days the service is provided each month to keep up with the demand. We are thrilled that the stray cat over-population problem will be positively affected by the program and will continue to offer the service as long as there is a demand. Our boarding kennel has also continued to grow in response to client need. We have added new staff to pamper your pets while you are away and also offer “doggy day care” for pets who wou1d otherwise spend long hours alone while owners are at work. The dogs are taken

out for play time, extra walks and mingling with other suitable playmates if requested. We encourage family pet photo shoots to add to our bu1letin boards. Darlene is also offering puppy kindergarten classes and adult obedience classes for interested parties as well as bathing and grooming services. We also continue to update our website and Facebook status. Exciting surgical procedures can be viewed and we try to provide pertinent information on our pet’s health issues each month. Please feel free to contact us via Facebook or email if there is a topic you wou1d like to see addressed. We would like to remind you that there is an online store and pharmacy plus we still utilize the compounding services of Drake’s Pharmacy in Poultney, Vt. We are happy that Dr. Beth Kissack has decided to remain as an integral member of our Veterinary team. Dr. Kissack attended veterinary school at Davis in California and practiced for two years prior to moving to the Granville area. We are thrilled to have another compassionate and dedicated doctor on our staff. Granville Small Animal Hospital is still conveniently located at 9928 State Route 22 in Middle Granville. Visit us at www.granvillesmallanimalhospital.com or call 518-642-1283.

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Rutland Area Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice Start the converstation. It's a gift In life we prepare for everything…college, marriage, children, retirement. But we seldom talk about preparing for the end. Few people know their end-of-life options and still fewer have discussed their wishes with their doctor and family. Planning for end-of-life care is as important as all the other life plans you make. Knowing your end-of-life care options and having a plan makes it easier for you, your doctor and your loved ones if, in the future, decisions about treatment need to be made at a time when you are unable to. Thinking about and planning ahead for emergencies and end-of-life situations when you are in good health gives you and your loved ones the opportunity to prepare for a medical crisis that can happen to anyone at any time. Important Facts to Know Studies have shown that approximately 8 out of 10 Americans would prefer to die at home, if possible. Despite this fact, only 20 percent of Americans die at home. 60 percent die in hospitals and 20 percent in nursing homes. Only 3 out of 10 Americans have an advance directive, a plan detailing where they want their health care to “go” in the future should they become unable to voice their wishes 3 out of 4 Americans don’t understand the role Hospice plays in end-oflife care and the options available to them. Know Your End-of-Life Care Options Planning for end-of-life starts with understanding the care options you have

to support your choices. Hospice and palliative care match treatment with medical and emotional support to meet your needs, so that you and your family experience the highest quality of life. Palliative care is provided to seriously ill patients for as long as it is needed. It focuses on providing relief from symptoms, pain and stress of their illness. Hospice provides specialized medical care and emotional and spiritual support for people in the last stages of a terminal illness, and their families. Start the Conversation “Start the Conversation” is a public education initiative sponsored by Vermont’s non-profit Visiting Nurse, Home Health and Hospice agencies in partnership with the Vermont Ethics Network. The goal is to increase understanding of end-of-life choices, including hospice and palliative care; encourage people to start talking about their choices with their loved ones and doctors; and to put their plans in writing in an advance directive. The best way to guarantee that your wishes are known and honored is to talk to your family and health care providers about your preferences for care and treatment and complete an advance directive. This will relieve them of the burden of having to guess about what you would want in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself. What is an Advance Directive? An Advance Directive is a legal document that allows you to give instructions about your health care decisions and appoint an agent to make those

Hospice volunteer Nancy Birdsall visits with a hospice patient to provide comfort and respite for family members. decisions for you if you become unable or unwilling to do so yourself. Who Should Start the Conversation? Someone who wants to give their family the gift of having the tough decisions already made. A person of any age with a terminal or life-limiting illness — and their caregiver. Someone starting a family who needs to make decisions in case of an unexpected injury or illness. Don’t Wait. It’s Time. Log on to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice website at www.ravnah.org where you will find

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Debonis, Wright & Carris, P.C.

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Experienced, full-service law firm The law firm of DeBonis, Wright & Carris, P.C. is located at 226 Main Street, in Poultney. In 1969, Joseph A. DeBonis founded the firm and for the past 45 years has provided legal representation to clients from Poultney, Rutland, northern Bennington and southern Addison counties. In 2009, William “Tracy” Carris joined the firm and is now a partner and in August of 2013 Rachel B. Margulies joined the firm. DeBonis, Wright & Carris, P.C. is a full-service law firm offering services in varying fields of law from real estate, estate planning, litigation, family law and corporations. Joseph A. DeBonis is a 1961 graduate of Poultney High School and a 1965 graduate of the University of Vermont. In 1968, he received his L.L.B. from the University of Maine Law School. He was admitted to practice in Vermont in 1968, as well as the U.S. District Court of Vermont. He was a former attorney member of the Vermont Real Estate Commission, an adjunct professor of real estate at Castleton State College, a course instructor for the Graduate Realtor Institute and a consultant to Educational Testing Service of Princeton, N.J. He is currently a member of the Vermont Bar Association and member and past president of the Rutland County Bar Association. His areas of practice include residential and commercial real estate, business organization, wills, probate, estate planning and administrative proceedings. William “Tracy” Carris grew up in Clarendon and graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in Rutland. He

then attended the University of Vermont and Florida Atlantic University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He went on to Tulane Law School in New Orleans to earn his Juris Doctorate in 2001. Following law school, he worked as an attorney for the state of Florida in the Sixteenth Circuit Public Defender’s Office. He then worked in real estate development in Roatan, Honduras. Tracy’s areas of concentration are real estate, estate planning, litigation, family law and corporations. Rachel B. Margulies grew up in Boca Raton, Fla. She attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. where she graduated Cum Laude in 2005 with a degree in public relations and advertising and a certificate in pre-law. Following almost four years as a resident makeup artist in South Florida with MAC Cosmetics, Rachel relocated to South Royalton, Vt. to attend Vermont Law School. She graduated cum laude in 2012 with a Juris Doctorate, Masters in Environmental Law and Policy and a certificate in General Practice. Following law school, Rachel relocated to Dorset, Vt. with her partner, Bill and her beagle, Harley. Before joining the firm, Rachel was an admissions counselor at Vermont Law School and the pre-law advisor at Dartmouth College. She is admitted to practice law in Vermont and New York. The firm’s support staff includes Margaret Jones, legal assistant and title abstractor; Joann Higgins, legal assistant and billing and accounting clerk; and legal assistants, Rebecca Ivanovs and Cristen Zekus.

Discount Food of Poultney 12 years serving the area On June 7, 2014 we celebrated our 12th year in business. We have been operating as a family business with all our children involved at times, as well as many folks from our wonderful community. We have a great staff of dedicated employees who help keep our business growing. Over the years our deli has become a very popular place to buy quality meats at reasonable prices. You can even Owner Russell Merrill and staff. call in your order and we will have it ready when over the past 12 years. you arrive. We continue to save our shopWe are located at 298 E. Main St. on pers lots of money year after year. the corner of Furnace and East Main As of July 7 we even extended our Streets in Poultney. Open Monday hours, Monday-Friday to be open till through Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and 6:30 pm. Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., closed on Many thanks to our wonderful cus- Sundays. Like us on Facebook for all the tomers who have faithfully supported us latest happenings and special deals!

This was an exciting spring for the Bentley House B & B, LLC. Our son and his bride chose to have their wedding here at the Inn. It took a lot of organizing and work to get ready for May 31st, but with the help of family and friends we all pulled it together and produced a beautiful wedding venue for the happy couple. Making people happy is one our main goals here ,Since Poultney is such a friendly and quaint village it makes our job so much easier to put our guests at ease and help them enjoy their Innkeepers Rich and Pam Mikkelsen with daughter in law visit to this part of Mikele and son Christopher. Vermont. The guests high tea in our elegant and private and stranded visitors witnessed first- surroundings.. This is an excellent hand how a community can pull way to entertain out of town guests, together to help all those suffering family, friends and coworkers in the tree and building damage due to the afternoon. Call Pam for pricing and 4th of July storm. Many of them were reservation opportunities. awed by the devastation they saw, but Rich also has his specialty which is much more impressed with the quick taking people on his boat for a narratrecovery the village was able to per- ed tour of Lake Bomoseen. He has form with all the help from the town learned a lot about the Lake’s history as well as surrounding towns. They and is a great storyteller. Advance felt the community warmth and reservation is needed for this tour. involvement that Poultney is so Ask for the “Boat Captain”, Rich. famous for. Thank you for making our Inn expeHere’s hoping that the rest of the rience here in Poultney a wonderful tourist season will be warm with blue and fun experience. You can contact skies and gentle breezes. Rich or Pam at 802-287-4004 or visit At the Inn guests as well as local our website at www.thebentleyhouse. people can make reservations to enjoy com

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The sign may read, “Poultney House of Pizza,” but the eatery, located at 245 Main St. in Poultney, offers much more. “We’re more than just pizzas. We use only hand-picked, fresh ingredients and make everything just the way you like it,” explained owner Nick Nanopoulos. If variety is the spice of life, the restaurant is one spicy place, delivering an exhaustive menu. Besides pizza, the eatery serves custom- Owner Nick Nanopoulos, Debbie McWaters, Brandy Morey ers a variety of dishes and Jaymee Crowell. from calzones and grinders to Italian dinners. serving the community of Poultney “From the grill, we offer steak and since the 1970s, the best anyone can cheese sandwiches and hamburgers. We recall. The shop has had several owners also offer gyros, salads, and of course, over the years, Nanopoulos being the our famous gourmet pizzas,” explained most recent. Nanopoulos. “It’s the same recipe I’ve “I took it over in 2007,” he explained. been using since I got in the business.” “One of my friends owned it before I did, Nanopoulos has been in the business and I had the opportunity to take over for a long time. for him.” “I’ve been doing this for 33 years. I Patrons can eat in or take out. The owned a restaurant out in Tucson, Ariz., eatery is open Tuesday through but moved back here because most of Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday my family is from the area,” he said. In from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 fact, some of his family assists him at a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. the restaurant including his daughter They are closed on Monday. Lia, his son Kosta and trusted employee, They can be reached at 287-9439. Brandy. “It’s good quality recipes and good Poultney House of Pizza has been quality food,” Nanopoulos said.

“A love of plants” became “a long time dream” and that dream became Gardens N’ Bloom, located at 157 Dikeman Road in Hubbardton. Owned and operated by Sylvia Demgard and Jane Colvin, the green house business specializes in vegetables, flowers and herbal plants. Hanging baskets and perennials are additional products, and “We have a variety of heirloom plants,” Demgard said. Founded in 1995, Gardens N’ Bloom is located only yards from Demgard’s residence. “Even though some customers think we are way off Route 30, we are not, and we have lots of marker signs,” she said. Beautiful flowers are blooming in Hubbardton. Demgard notes that The aspect of the business Demgard Gardens N’ Bloom is says she and Colvin are most proud of unique in that the greenhouse has are their “healthy plants and the compli“many annual flowers and perennials not seen at other greenhouses, and all ments from customers on how well the are Vermont grown. We also sell plants have done for them.” So satisfied are the partners that Vermont-grown Christmas trees, and we Demgard reports that they see no need make wreaths and our own kissing for any expansion, since “We’re happy balls.” The co-proprietor reports that people the way the business is going.” She adds are “surprised to hear how long we have that the local business has seen many been in business, and wish that they had “first-timers this year who have either been by the signs or have seen our ad.” stopped here before.”

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Precision Auto Body

TD Bank Legendary customer service

Precision Auto Body is located in Castleton.

Full service repair shop Precision Auto Body is located at 1529 Main Street in Castleton. Precision Auto Body is owned and operated by Steve Betit and his wife Barbara. They have lived locally for many years and take pride in their community. Steve has more than 30 years of experience and craftsmanship in the auto body repair business; his experienced staff also has more than 25 years of combined experience. Precision Auto Body is a full service repair shop, providing all types of collision repair work, big or small, including frame straightening, glass installation and detailing. Precision Auto Body works with all major insurance companies and will work with customers and their insurance company to make their experience a smooth and positive one from start to finish. Steve said he and his staff take

great pride in their work and “go the extra mile to assure that your vehicle is repaired to its original standards.” Estimates are always free and do not require an appointment. Computerized estimates provide one with a more accurate estimate of the vehicle damage so that Precision Auto Body can repair any vehicle to pre-accident condition. Digital photos of the vehicle damage are taken and can be electronically sent with the complete repair estimate to the insurance company, thus accelerating the repair process. Steve, Barb, and the entire staff look forward to providing you with quality, reliable auto body service. Feel free to stop by or you can reach them at 468-0327 or by email at precisionab@gmail.com And now you can also find them on Facebook.

Although TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., it still works hard to provide personalized service. The bank opens early and stays late, and is even open on weekends. TD Bank’s employees aim to create the best experience for their customers, even offering dog biscuits to their fourlegged guests. Today, TD Bank has almost 28,000 employees. The bank offers a Jim Oberg and Steve Saltis. broad array of retail, workshops are presented in the classsmall business and commercial banking products and ser- room, with additional resources online vices to nearly 8 million customers to help students in grades K-12 develop through its extensive network of retail skills to help them manage their finances, create a budget and plan for the locations throughout the Northeast. Active involvement in the community future. With a staff that is very involved in is at the heart of TD Bank’s philosophy. TD Bank and the TD Charitable the community, you’re likely to find employees of the Granville (N.Y.) TD Foundation have contributed millions of dollars to organizations and communi- Bank store volunteering in local nonties from Maine to Florida. In addition, profit and civic organizations. Located at 6 Main Street and 100 TD Bank employees themselves devote countless hours every year to giving Quaker Street, TD Bank’s Granville back to their communities through bank store is managed by Steven Saltis, and is volunteering programs such as the open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Employee Reading Program and TD from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Tree Days, along with local community Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bank can be events and organizations. To make sure that kids get the finan- reached at 518-642-1010. Stop in one of our Granville locations cial skills they need, TD Bank created the TD Bank WOW!Zone, a multimedia to experience TD Bank’s unparalleled financial education program. The free and legendary customer service.

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The Stovery

Schoony's

The heat source experts

Bigger and better every day

The old general store in South Argyle provides the perfect setting for Rich Entwistle’s business, which he calls “The Stovery.” Hearths and fireplaces are his specialty, along with wood, gas and pellet stoves and inserts to keep you toasty warm during the cold and blustery weather. The Stovery is in a Route 40 building “that lends itself to a specialty business like the hearth and stove industry – a country atmosphere for a back-tobasics business, providing alternative heat sources. Green up with smart heat and help our country reduce its independence on foreign oil.” “The Stovery has been helping families for 38 years with smart heat solutions,” Entwistle said. Certified installation techs cater to customers of Rich Entwistle, owner. The Stovery, which provides “We support local fire companies, resa selection of products, service and installation at very competitive cue squads and youth baseball, and other special interest groups,” he said. pricing. When he has free time, Entwistle said After 38 years, The Stovery is still growing, adding new products and ser- he loves outdoor sports – hunting, fishvices. Staff is continually being trained ing, camping and spending quality time and techs are sent to school for certifica- with his family. For more information about the prodtion of wood, pellet and gas products. Entwistle said he personally shops with ucts and services offered at The Stovery, local businesses as much as possible to stop in or call (518) 638-8950, or check out support other business people and keep www.thestovery.com. “We are the home of soothing fires.” tax money local.

We are expanding bigger and better every day with the help of our wonderful community. “The business has definitely grown, the deli is much busier. We have new distributors and better prices. We’re selling a lot more with the subs, fried food and pizza. We’re now doing over 300 pizzas a week. Our expansion still continues with our gluten-free products, fresh cut meat, salads and we’ve added homemade milkshakes, ice cream cones and an ATM for your convenience,” said owner Bob Schoonmaker. Schoonmaker is quick to thank and credit his staff, vendors and custom- Bob Schoonmaker, owner. ers. Adirondack Regional Chamber of “This is a fun business. I absolutely Commerce and for receiving the 20th love what I do every day.” annual “Taste of the North Country” The biggest addition has been the award in appreciation from the Kiwanis store’s foray into gluten-free food. Club of Glens Falls. “We want to be there for people who His daughter and he have also coached need things,” he said. “If they don’t have the Granville modified basketball team to drive to a bigger store, that’s better for and he is proud to be working with his them.” daughter and these “great kids we have It started when a vendor offered here in Granville.” Schoonmaker a gluten-free turkey, and Schoony’s Market is located at 10254 he then added his own store-cooked roast State Route 22 in North Granville. beef. It was one of the best decisions he’s Hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday made for his customers. through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Schoonmaker is most proud of being Friday; and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday awarded the 2012 Washington County and Sunday. For more information call Small Business of the Year from the 518-345-5049.

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EXPERIENCE THE CREDIT UNION DIFFERENCE

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East Poultney General Store

State Line Flea Market

Stop in and say hello It’s hard to believe it’s been five months since Carol Stierle arrived as the new owner of the East Poultney General Store. Residents and visitors are drawn to her cheerful and welcoming nature, while the aromas of her daily specials, such as macaroni n cheese and cowboy cookies, have also developed a loyal following. Carol is excited to add her own personal touches to the store, but also loves the generations of tradition the store represents. Longtime customers breathed a sigh of relief when they dis- Carol Stierle, owner. covered Carol continPoultney community! In just a few ues to serve as a Vermont Liquor Outlet, months, I’ve been greeted with such also selling beer and wine. Hunting and warmth – I know I’m going to love my fishing licenses, along with Canadian new home.” notes Carol from behind the Night Crawlers are at the ready, as are register. specialty made-in-Vermont products, The store will be serving fresh egg including Cabot Sharp Cheddar Wheel sandwiches on the morning of East cheese sold by the pound! Poultney Day on Saturday, Aug. 9. Look Carol and Denise love to cook and love for new menu items and merchandise in trying new recipes and testing them on the coming months – and stop in to say friends, family and customers, so the hello. store’s deli counter is packed with homeThe East Poultney General Store is made dishes, and fresh Green Mountain located at 11 on the Green, East Poultney. Coffee, another addition to the offerings. Store hours are: Monday – Saturday, 7:30 “Owning my own Vermont country a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. store is a dream come true, and I can’t Discover, Visa and Master Card are now wait to learn more about the East accepted at the store register.

Look for the big sign from Route 4.

Open year round There is a reason why State Line Flea Market refers to two states, New York and Vermont. State Line is located in Whitehall, but on Route 18, just off Route 4, is quite near the New York and Vermont border. Owned and operated by Erika Foy, State Line opened in May 2011 in the for mer OTB/Paddock Restaurant building. It boasts 5,500 square-feet of space filled with furniture, collectibles, antiques, tools, books, household items and more. Foy is a longtime professional in the real estate dispersal business “via auction, real estate sales and other venues,” she said. She wondered why the building she recently occupied was

vacant for more than 10 years, since its location is convenient and it commands “high visibility from Route 4.” Foy is counting on that high visibility since State Line is her first largescale wholesale-retail outlet in the North Country area. “The unique aspect of State Line,” she said, “Is that I personally select and deliver weekly truckloads of fresh-to-the-market merchandise from the southern counties of New York State.” State Line is open year round, each Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Foy reports receiving a “growing cadre of weekly buyers eager to discover what treasures have newly arrived.”

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The Grounds Guys

R & D Automotive

Different name, same great service Fifteen years ago, Dave Winter Lawns and Landscaping began servicing the Poultney area with a wide-range of lawn maintenance services to the community. In an effort to offer a better experience for customers, we are happy to say that Dave Winter Lawns and Landscaping has become part of the burgeoning, The Grounds Guys® franchise, for the greater Rutland area. The Grounds Guys of Greater Rutland is a fullservice grounds care company. Our established systems allow us to deliver industry-leading lawn care and landscape solutions to commercial and residential clients, both large and small. Built on a family tra- Dave Winter, dition of caring, The Grounds Guys of Greater Rutland is driven by a passion to exceed the expectations of our customers. Our team uses highly refined estimating systems to precisely determine the time and team size required for any grounds care job – regardless of size. The Grounds Guys of Greater Rutland’s meticulous planning ensures timely preparation, planting, treatment, maintenance and renewal to keep your yard looking its finest year-round. With the support of our powerful regional and national resources, we can take on practically any challenge. We don’t want to be known as the “lawn guy” who comes

Dan, Keaton, Ean, Shawn, Mike and Rich. Missing is Bobby and Cheryl. owner. out once a week to make sure the grass is cut; our focus is to be the team dedicated to creating a world-class look for your property. Whether you are looking to increase curb appeal or enhance your landscape with floral and garden displays, The Grounds Guys of Greater Rutland will provide you with a championship-caliber team to give your property the topseed presence it deserves. Learn more on how partnering with The Grounds Guys of Greater Rutland can benefit you by visiting our website at greater-rutland. groundsguys.com or calling us at 802.287.2544.

Keyes Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Honest and good customer service Rich Moss and Dan McMurry Jr. started R & D Automotive Inc. in Castleton in 2005, and they’ve been growing ever since by building a reputation for honesty, good customer service, and “fixing it right the first time.” The team offers automotive repairs on all makes and models, including oil changes and Vermont State Inspections, to brakes, shocks and tires, engines and transmissions, (and everything in between) ... they'll get you back on the road in no time. Now available 24 hours a day for roadside assistance, towing and recovery, they have also partnered with AAA,

Allstate and Geico as an emergency services provider. R&D employs five full time technicians (plus Rich and Dan), along with three towing and recovery vehicles. They are centrally located on Main Street in Castleton to provide a full slate of automotive services to customers from all over Rutland County to Whitehall and even Granville, New York. Is your vehicle down and out? Call them today from 8-5 weekdays at 802-4685268 or 800-853-7574 nights and weekends for roadside assistance. Or stop by and make an appointment at 1015 Main St., Castleton, Vt.

“The Hidden Gem” of Rutland County

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Localmotive

A-1 Facility Services Serving all your cleaning needs

Students of LiHigh School.

Serving lunches prepared by students Localmotive is the student-driven restaurant operated by the students of LiHigh School on Main Street in Poultney. The take-out restaurant will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, serving lunches prepared by students using ingredients from local farms such as Dutchess Farm, Yoder Farm, Wellsmere, and Poultney Meadows, not to mention the Poultney Community Garden. Students will also be selling food from a booth on the property every Thursday during the Poultney Farmers Market. Along with switching from dinner to lunch hours, there will be a significant change to the operation of the restaurant. Before the three-week break, students prepared the meals beforehand and customers brought them home to reheat and enjoy. But now that the students have experience in the kitchen,

Localmotive is excited to announce that all menu items will be made to order. Guided by Chef Bill Allen, who brings over 30 years experience into the kitchen, the students will be changing the daily menu based on what comes in from the various farms, turning lunchtime into more of a culinary adventure for the people of greater Poultney. Along with running the restaurant, students from LiHigh School will be using this summer to gain valuable work experience on various farms, helping with the community garden, redesigning the landscape in front of the school building, and participating in the construction of a bread oven. All of these projects give new meaning to “farm to table,” because the students will play a major part in every step of the chain.

A-1 Facility Services is ready for any business cleaning job in New York, Vermont, and Florida “Whether you need a deep cleaning, general cleaning, top-to-bottom cleaning, day porter service or janitorial service, A-1 Facility offers you excellence,” Owner Patty Bush said. A-1 Facility Services, Inc. is registered and licensed with the state of Florida, New York and Vermont to provide comprehensive Facility Maintenance and Custodial Services. The Corporation is in the process of registering with the Small Business Administration (SBA), Minority Owned (WOMAN) Woman Owned Corporation (M/WBE) in the states of Florida, New York and Vermont. Bush leads the company along with a staff of hand-picked and trained management and supervisory personnel. Bush has worked in the janitorial field since 1982 and possesses a broad background in all facets of the building service industry, including: interior building maintenance, residential maid service, pressure washing, window washing, hard surface floor and carpet care. If you want affordable professional cleaning for commercial, residential, office, apartments, condos, vacation rentals, or construction cleanup, A1 Facility can help. Services offered by A-1 include: - Janitorial/Custodial Services, including Grounds Maintenance and Trash Removal - Facilities Operations & Maintenance Services - Construction Cleaning - High and Low Pressure Power

Patty Bush, owner. Washing - Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance - Hard Floor Care - Wall Washing - Parking Lot Janitorial - Parking Garage Janitorial - Multi and Single Tenant Office Building Services - Industrial Janitorial Services - Day Porter/Matron Services - Residential Maid Service Free consultations and free estimates are offered. Call 802-558-9610 or 321-2743512 and get a quote on weekly, biweekly, monthly, or occasional cleaning service at your location. We are fully insured, licensed, and can provide letters of reference. Please visit our website at servicesfacilities.com.


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Vintage Depot Eclectic mix of collectibles Vintage Depot is an antique and collectibles mall, including a section for all of our Vermont artists. We have an eclectic mix of furniture, glassware, jewelry, trains, tools, sports items and much more. Open Monday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 9-4. We are always looking for new dealers and artists who may be looking for that unique location to sell their items. We are located in the heart of downtown Rutland, directly opposite from the outdoor farmers market. Coins and currency, That Robin and Mike Phelps, owners. is Michael’s forte. He has been Over the coming months we will be collecting and researching coins and currency for years. "Initially adding more dealers, as well as holding the plan was to open a coin and currency auctions and special demonstrations. Vintage Depot is located at 94 shop but we decided to combine my love Merchants Row in Rutland. Please call for all antiques and his passion for coins 772-7237 for more information. and here we are."

Castleton Lions Club 55th Annual Auction

Mark August 6 and 7 on your calendar so you do not forget the auction.

Come join the fun! The 55th annual Lions Club Auction is right around the corner. This year’s auction will be Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6 and 7, with a rain date scheduled for Friday Aug. 8. Donations are always needed, arrangements can be made for pick-up by calling Norm Williams at 265-8686 or John Burke at 468-5454. No appliances, except working refrigerators will be accepted. All proceeds from the auction go toward local projects such as hunter safety, holiday baskets, conservation camp, scholarship funds, Washington

Close Up, Green Up Day, fishing derby for kids, Halloween parties, Eye Assistance Program, Hearing Assistance Program, area school trips, Little League, V.A.C., and more. Auctioneer Chris Mars will get started at 6 p.m. on the Castleton Town Green on Main Street. Bring your lawn chair, kick back and enjoy the auction. You never know what treasures you’ ll find!. Refreshments will be available and there will be a number of raffles guests can involved in. Come join the fun.

Donna P. Johnson Physical Therapy

The staff at Donna Johnson Physical Therapy.

A trusted, local resource for 25 years Donna P. Johnson Physical Therapy, P.C., has two office locations, one in Granville, N.Y., and one in Fair Haven, Vt. Both offices provide licensed, professional and skilled physical therapy in a private, physical therapist-owned practice. For 25 years we have been a local, trusted resource for nonsurgical and post-surgical rehabilitation, as well as for the rehabilitation of workman’s compensation injuries. This is our 25th year in Granville and our 14th year in Fair Haven. We want to express gratitude to all of our patients and the communities around us for making us the “go to” clinic for physical therapy services. The quality of the care we provide to our patients is highlighted whenever a patient asks for us specifically when their doctor refers them for physical therapy. Our entire staff is committed to staying current with the latest concepts, treatment techniques and tools in their field via continuing education courses and seminars. Our clinical staff includes four physical therapists. We offer experience and competence in the following areas: general orthopedics, over-use injuries, sports-related injuries, work conditioning, spinal care, neurological conditions, pediatric conditions and lymphatic drainage. Physical therapist Donna Brown states “Physical therapy addresses a broad range of conditions. If you, or a family member, are not sure if physical therapy is appropriate, feel free to contact either one of our two offices at any time.”

New this year is our updated website (www.donnajohnsonPT.com). This allows the community to learn more about our facilities, to become more educated about physical therapy and various injuries, as well as contact the physical therapists or office staff directly via personalized emails! Our focus is to provide our community and patients with innovative and up-to-date, hands-on treatment. Our mission is to reach out with patient education to empower people to return to their everyday home, work and play activities by using home exercise programs, inhouse educational bulletin boards, newspaper articles geared towards improved wellness and injury prevention, and now, with additional educational tools on our website. Physical therapy offers individuals a conservative non-invasive approach to the treatment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions and injuries. However, if you need surgery we are committed to being part of the team of health professionals that safely and effectively guide you back to your activities in home, work and play. Donna P. Johnson Physical Therapy, P.C., is available to you in Granville, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Contact the Granville office at (518) 6429519. In Fair Haven, the office is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The phone number is (802) 265-4055. OR visit us on the web at www. DONNAJOHNSONPT.com also ‘Like Us’ on Facebook!

Come Join Us Every Thursday Thru October ~ 9AM ‘til 2PM Fresh seasonal vegetables & fruits, local maple syrup & products, meats, crafts and so much more!

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Papillon Fashion Boutique

Owners Patty Hayward and Ashley Anderson with Dylan Miller, their helper. Saint-Gobain plant located in Granville, N.Y.

Innovative products for many uses The Foams and Tapes Group of SaintGobain Performance Plastics comprises the former Norton Performance Plastics Corp and the Green Glue Company. The resulting organization has a rich history and extensive expertise in elastomeric foam polymer technology and adhesive systems. At Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in Granville, research and development are ongoing while the firm continues to turn out foam tapes and other products that have been manufactured in the community for more than 50 years. Products include high performing adhesive coated bonding tapes used to attach automotive emblems, wheel weights and other exterior trims and unique foam tapes for sealing out air, water, dust vibration and noise in window systems, log homes, truck cabs, cellular phones and appliances. Some specialty p ro d u c t s l i ke THERMALBOND ® are used as structural glazing spacer tapes for high rise glass clad buildings like the Freedom Tower in New York City, NORBOND TM seals the perimeter of photovoltaic sole modules and NORSEAL® thin foams used as a gasket around the display of hand held electronic devices like cell phones and GPS units. Saint-Gobain’s ongoing investment in Research and Development, supported by our committed and skilled team

members at the Granville facility, has allowed us to commercialize new innovative products. These products provide superior performance, increased production efficiencies and cost-effective solutions to the automotive, electronic, transportation, medical, industrial, construction and renewable energy markets. As an example, the Green Glue Co. began with a home theater builder who went to great lengths to soundproof his room. His finished home theater used room-within-a-room stud walls, double drywall, exotic soundproof doors … the works. Ultimately, however, he was disappointed in the results, particularly at low frequencies. He searched solutions and found that the use of viscoelastic materials brought results that outperformed all existing solutions. Further product refinements led to the development of a product called Green Glue™. Today Green Glue has become the best-selling product of its kind worldwide, with millions of square feet used to soundproof walls, floors, and ceilings. In 2008, Green Glue became a part of the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Foam division and relocated to the Granville facility, where the innovation continues. For more information visit them at www.foams.saint-gobain.com

Specializing in fashionable clothing Specializing in women’s business and business-casual attire, Papillon Fashion Boutique emerged “out of our own frustration” Patty said. “We were unable to find modest, fashionable clothing, so we wanted to offer another option in town.” Owner, Patricia Hayward and her daughter, Manager, Ashley Anderson, together with their support staff, which includes Patty’s mother Gail Lewis, have more than 100 years of retail and customer service experience. Patty was the owner for more than 20 years of Simple Elegance Catering in Granville, which was preceded by Patsy’s Deli, formerly located on Main Street in Granville. Patty has said that her experience as a floor manager with Liz Claiborne in Manchester, Vt. and her own personal feelings about today’s fashion came together to shape her vision for Papillon Fashion Boutique. Her daughter, Ashley, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kaplan University in 2007, with a degree in Paralegal Studies. She then worked for six years with a prestigious Vermont attorney. Ashley did this while continuing to work side by side with Patty in her catering business. Patty’s mother Gail is a familiar face in the Granville area as she has worked for several Granville businesses during her career. Her expertise in customer service has been invaluable in developing the Papillon experience. “Since there are few places in Granville where you can buy new wom-

en’s business and business-casual attire, we wanted to give people an option before they have to go out of town. It saves time and money and it supports the community,” Patty said. “We also have several gourmet food options that are not found in Granville.” Papillon carries several brands in clothing but specializes in Tribal. More than a clothing store, Papillon also offers candles, lotions, accessories and other great gift ideas. Private showings are offered to the customer at no additional charge. A person can call Papillon and schedule up to two hours of carefree shopping. During these times drinks and snacks are made available. “It’s a fun time out with the girls”, Patty said. “We want people to really enjoy their time here.” There are several special events each year that Papillon hosts. On April 6 Papillon hosted its first-ever Fashion Show featuring Tribal. “It was a huge success and we look forward to the next one,” says Ashley. Pictures and two segments of this show are available on their website: www.papillonfashionboutique.com. The next big event will be their first-year anniversary. Please check the website for details on the upcoming events. Papillon Fashion Boutique is a retail clothing boutique located at 202 Aldous Rd. in Granville just one mile off Route 22 at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 22A. They can be reached at 518683-6997. It’s worth the trip.

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Everyday Flowers 200 Main Street Poultney, VT 802-287-4094 www.everydayflowersvt.net

SPECIALS MENU MUSIC FULL BAR BEERS WINES OUTSIDE PATIO A friendly, rustic and comfortable bar/restaurant featuring 14 beers and ciders on tap.


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Ducharme Funeral Home Roberts Aubin Funeral Home

Fair Haven Poultney Auto Supply Excellent customer service

Locations in Castleton and Poultney. Castleton location on Route 4 shown.

Providing respectful service Losing a loved one is the hardest single ordeal a person has to endure, but Walter Ducharme does everything he can to provide local residents with a meaningful and respectful means of saying good-bye. Ducharme owns and operates Ducharme Funeral Home and Roberts Aubin Funeral Home, located in Castleton and Poultney, respectively. The two businesses specialize in memorial products and services, including keepsakes, caskets and urns. He also operates his own crematory. “I’m very proud of owning our own crematory and handling the process of cremation from start to end,” he said. “It provides peace of mind for families knowing their loved one never leaves our care.” Ducharme has owned his own funeral home since it opened in Castleton in 2002. The Poultney funeral home was

acquired in June 2010. He credits his involvement with the Castleton First Responders for his inspiration to enter the memorial service industry. “Having been working in the emergency medical services for years, I found it was another way to help people in a time of need.” He was also inspired by his father-in-law, Doug King, whom he has worked with. Ducharme said people are always surprised with the savings they realize when they chose to have him prepare their memorial services. Customers are encouraged to shop around and compare prices and services. For more information, you can call Ducharme Funeral Home at 468-0026, Roberts Aubin Funeral Home at 2875511 or go online to ducharmefuneralhome.com and robertsaubinfuneralhome.com.

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Riverside Farm's Locally Grown Farmers Market Large selection offered year round Hard economic times have forced small farms to look to new avenues to keep their operations running, so Sherry Smith opened Riverside Farm’s Locally Grown Farmers Market at 12144 Route 4 in Hampton and is now a market with over a dozen farms and small businesses. Riverside Farm, with the most prominent location, was lead in organizing the market, which Farm and farmstand are both located on Rte. 4 in offers a large selection of Hampton. produce and products year conditioned for year round comfort. round. The markets’ member farms did “Even in winter we have local grown greens from heated greenhouses,” said research and found that daily/multi-day farmers market cooperatives were a new Smith. The Hampton location is open daily concept to the traditional farmers marfrom 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., while a second kets. Each farmer owns their products location in Wilton is open from June to and is paid weekly for their sales. Smith said the owners are proud that October every day except Sunday from the group works together to help each 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market offers locally grown pro- other keep local agriculture going, and duce, meat, eggs, honey, cider, baked the fact that “most of us are multi-genergoods, maple products, jams and jellies, ational farmers. Together we will keep all natural soaps and bug spray, crafts our local family farms in the family and and more. Organic berries are available running for generations to come.” Riverside Farm, she noted, has been in season and for Christmas, trees and operating since 1923. holiday greens. “We hope to continue to expand our “Our customers can be assured they are supporting local farms when they item base and local farm membership to cover as many items as we can,” she visit us,” Smith said. The Hampton site is heated and air- added.

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Curtis Lumber Serving the community for 17 years Curtis Lumber was formed in 1890 after Elmer Curtis purchased a sawmill from Capt. Isaac Henry Curtiss. Today, the company has 21 locations throughout New York and Vermont, helping customers out with projects large and small. Even after their expansion over the years, Curtis Lumber is still owned by Jay Curtis and the Curtis family. The Granville location on Route 22 is celebrating its 17th year of service to the community. (l-r) Jared Hurley, Gail Lang, Scott Printy, David Curtis Lumber has knowledge- Newman, Karen Cassidy, Mgr. Mark Haley, James able, professionally-trained staff McFarren, Bob Buxton. Missing Susie N. Bill V. on hand every day to help customand Justin P. ers select the materials they need and provide pointers with their projects. our local fire departments and rescue They don’t just provide materials and squads. One of their most successful expertise, they also deliver lumber and fundraisers is the Christmas basket rafother building materials. Curtis Lumber fle. They have generated enough funds to offers kitchen and bath design services. supply a Christmas for two to four famiThey can also help design decks, porch- lies in need each year for the past six es, garages, sheds and pole barns. Curtis years. However, the Curtis’s note they lumber carries a large selection of build- cannot take all the credit. “The generosing materials including lumber and ply- ity of our employees, customers and wood, doors, windows, roofing, siding, local businesses is what has made it mouldings, kitchen, bath, paint, hard- such a huge success,” they said. Curtis Lumber also helps out the ware, flooring, tools, insulation and dryEagle Scouts with their projects, offers wall. school scholarships to local youth, and Curtis Lumber has a large fleet of helps support local school yearbooks, as trucks, including specialty equipment. They can do roof-top deliveries with well as many animal rescue groups, and their elevator truck and also deliver dry- runs an annual “Pet-a-Palooza” animal wall, loaded in your house at a very com- adoption day. If you need help marking something petitive price with their boom truck. They also have trucks with a forklift pig- off your to-do list, drop by their store on gybacked on them for unloading and Route 22 in Granville, N.Y., give them a call at (518) 642-2855 or find them at www. placing your product on the job site. Curtis Lumber has always supported curtislumber.com

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The company also provides smoke, odor and soot removal due to fire damage. In fire damage cases, you would be surprised to find out how many solid wood pieces can be salvaged from a fire as long as there is no charring. Service Master Cleaning and Restoration by Ellis can also take care of general carpet and upholstery cleaning. Providing DuPont Teflon Carpet Protector, deep soil extraction, spot removal and pet odor removal done by truck mounted extraction. The company has two full time and three part-time employees. Plans for 2014 are to just continue to provide fast superior service. ServiceMaster Cleaning is available 24/7/365. Call 802-775-7567 or visit their website today. www.servicemasterbyellis.com.

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Heritage Family Credit Union

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Full financial services in Fair Haven Heritage Family Credit Union, located at 67 Washington St. in Fair Haven, is a member-owned, not-for-profit, financial cooperative formed for the purpose of encouraging savings by offering a good return. Managed by Kathy Breznick, the Fair Haven branch of Heritage Family Credit Union is a full-service credit union, offering a wide variety of financial products and services, includ- Amanda Petty, Kathy Breznick, Bobbi Lusier, Heather McIntyre, ing share drafts, Lauren Graziano and Ashley Moore. ATM/check card and personal loans; auto The branch also “adopts” a family durloans, mortgages, home equity loans and ing the holidays. lines of credit; Emerald VISA Classic/ Heritage Family Credit Union is a Gold/Platinum cards; night deposit, federally chartered community credit shared branching, financial manage- union. You are eligible to join the credit ment, business services and e-Branch union if you live, work, do business, or home banking, as well as having all worship in any of the following commudeposits federally insured to at least nities: Rutland, Addison, Bennington, $250,000 by the National Credit Union Windsor or Windham Counties. As a Administration. And this is a partial list member of the credit union, each of of services. your family related by blood, marriage Breznick and her staff are also active or adoption is entitled to join the credit in the community. They volunteer to union. For more information on help with activities, such as working the Heritage Family Credit Union or any of food booth at the Green Mountain the credit union’s services stop in today Lumberjack Show, assisting with Fair to see Kathy and her staff, today, or give Haven Concerned clothing drive and us a call toll-free at 888-252-8932, or visit participating in the Fair Haven Gala. us at www.hfcuvt.com.

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Supporting families and businesses Kinney Pike Insurance Supports families, businesses and communities Kinney Pike Insurance has been protecting families and businesses in the Northeast for 110 years. With seven offices throughout Vermont, Kinney Pike is a full-service, independent insurance agency specializing in commercial insurance, personal insurance and employee benefits. With many carriers to choose from, Kinney Pike is well positioned to look for asset protection for clients and their businesses. Renee Howard, who manages the Poultney branch, works with clients to determine the specific coverage needed at an affordable price. “Be sure your personal assets have sufficient protection, from loss or vandalism. Our employees will shop to

find the best coverage at the best price for your home, auto, or other assets,” stated Howard. “Make certain your rental properties, second homes, ATVs and recreational vehicles are fully covered.” Kinney Pike holds the distinction of being Vermont’s only Assurex Global Partner, a prestigious international consortium of top brokers worldwide, and has been chosen as Vermont’s only Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America for 18 straight years. Call 802-287-9881 or stop in Kinney Pike Insurance at 199 Main Street in Poultney. Their friendly staff can provide a no-obligation quote or review of your policy. www.kinneypike.com

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Clean, well-run facility When you can’t do laundry at home, Lakes Region Laundromat is your best alternative. “We offer many of the amenities of home, such as a clean restroom, snack and soda vending machines, daily newspaper for reading, cable television, wireless Internet, and soap supplies. We’re air condi- Lakes Region Laundromat is located in Castleton. tioned in the sumaverage about 23 minutes per load; mer months and have a large basin four 30-pound front loaders, averaging sink. Our water is softened, which 25 minutes per load: and three 50-pound makes your soap work more efficiently front loaders, for large family loads or and hot water is instantly available to king-size comforters or quilts, which our machines,” Allison Harvey, one of average about 30 minutes per load.” the owners, said. Lakes Region has dryers: Two The family-owned and operated 50-pound dryers at the rate of 25 cents Laundromat, located on Route 30 just for four minutes and 14 30-pound drynorth of Castleton Corners, was estab- ers at a rate of six minutes for 25 cents. lished in 2003 by the Bill and Kevin By doing an average-sized load in a Mulholland and is now operated by 20-pound front load machine, one can Harvey, her husband, Phil and their wash and dry in less than an hour. children Dakota and Trent. Our convenient Castleton Corners “We saw a need for a clean, easily location gives you easy access to other accessible and well-run laundry facili- nearby retail offerings – all within ty to accommodate the Castleton com- walking distance. munity and surrounding areas,” “As a family-run business, we take Harvey said. pride in our clean, modern reasonably “Our facility is brightly lit with priced and dependable service. modern, energy efficient equipment. We care about the environment you We offer washing machines in four are in while doing your laundry and sizes: Three of the traditional top load- cleanliness is our priority. Any quesers, which take about 45 minutes per tions, comments or concerns, please call load; six 20-pound front loaders, which (802) 671-8025,” Ms. Harvey said.

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Stackpole said he is proud of his attention to detail: “We want our customers to be very happy with whatever we do for them.” And, he said, he is not new to the business. “I had a successful business before moving to Vermont 10 years ago. It was time to get back to owning my own business.” Supporting a local business helps the local economy, he said. “We want you to be as proud of Poultney as we are.” Stackpole said his hours of operation are “24-7.” Call him anytime at 802-779-3098.

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Mettowee Valley Family Health Center Caring for patients since 1996 Mettowee Valley Family Health Center is a family practice medical office located on Route 149 in West Pawlet, Vt., just over the border from Granville, N.Y. The health center has been providing care to patients throughout the region since 1996. Currently, the center is staffed by two physicians, Carl Beckler, MD, (l-r) Dr. Brian Kilpatrick, MD, Dr. Carl Beckler, MD, and Brian Kilpatrick, MD Michael Dashnaw, PHSC, MPAS, PA, Jackie Becker, Jean of Internal Medicine and Morgan, NP. Pediatrics, and three midAmerican Diabetes Association as part level providers, Michael Dashnaw, RPA, Jacki Becker, NP, and of the CHCRR Diabetes Education Jean Morgan, NP, office manager Colleen Center. Jacki Becker, NP, and Colleen Bates said. All providers are Family Bates, MA, are the diabetes educators at Practice Medicine for Adults and Mettowee Valley. Their program consists Children. Karen Caraker L/CSW, has of one-on-one sessions with Jacki, while also joined the staff on a part time basis Colleen provides group education classto help with patients who have behav- es. Currently, the program is open to diabetic patients who are patients of one ioral health needs, she added. Center staff members are school phy- of the MVFHC providers. For more sicians for the Granville Central School information, call the office at 802-645System and are on staff at the Orchard 0580 and ask for Colleen. Mettowee Valley Family Health Nursing Centre, Bates said. They also provide care for work-related injuries Center offers sliding-fee scales to their patients who do not have medical insurfor several area businesses. Mettowee Valley Family Health ance. There is an application process Center, affiliated with Community and the sliding-fee scale is based on Health Centers of the Rutland Region, income and family size. Please call the offers extended office hours in the eve- office to inquire about the sliding-fee scales or to make an appointment with ning on most days for the convenience of its patients. They also are open at 7 a.m. Melissa to find out if you qualify. Visit our web site at www.chcrr.org. on most mornings to offer early appointAs a patient of MVFHC or any ments to their patients who would like to receive their medical care before they go Community Health Centers of the to work or school. Its affiliated site in Rutland Region office, you will receive Castleton, Vt., is open on Saturdays and an invitation to sign up for our patient Sundays for patients who need urgent portal after we have entered your email medical care on the weekends. The address into our computer system. With MVFHC providers see patients on the an active patient portal account, you weekends at the Castleton office on a may request a prescription refill on-line, rotating basis. There is on-call service request an appointment on-line or pay your bill on-line. available after regular office hours if To call Mettowee Valley Family their patients have an emergency or Health Center, dial 645-0580 or if you need to speak with a doctor. Mettowee Valley Family Health have to call long distance you may call Center has been recognized by the 1-800-730-2559.

Vermont Herbal General Store Healings will leave you feeling wonderful Sivvie Lio, RPh is a registered pharmacist who formulates and makes special herbal remedies and will custom blend for your specific needs. All of the Vermont Herbal General Store’s products are organic and handmade. “Our healings will leave you feeling wonderful,” said Sivvie. “We offer unusual gift items including a large selec- Owner Sivvie Lio, RPH and Herbalist. tion of gemstones and Chi Gung instructor. She belongs to the crystals, gemstone jewelry and our special Herkimer diamonds Vermont Pharmaceutical Association, International Center for Reiki Training mined for us by Jim Cranston.” Fountain misters are available here. and the International Association of Many meditative and relaxing CD’s, Reiki Practitioners, Vermont Reiki including several by local artists. We Association Some of the payment options she also have essential oils and make teas, offers are American Express, Diner’s lotions, creams, capsules, sprays, ear drops for many ear problem, natural Club, Money Orders, Discover, PayPal, Checks, Debit Cards, antifungal solution and toothache drops. Travelers And we also offer medicinal medicines MasterCard, VISA. You can visit the Vermont Herbal and remedies for your beloved animals. Sivvie is Reiki master/teacher in General Store at 518 Main Street in West Usui and Karuna reiki, Herbalist. She Rutland, Vt., or call 802-438-2766. has her diploma that is certified as a Tai’

Benson, Vermont 4 Seasons of original down home fun Are you In search of out-of-the-ordinary fun? Then visit Benson. Nestled between West Haven and Orwell on Route 22A North, Benson is home to more than a thousand people who like to do their share of offering the rest of the Lakes Region four seasons of fun! Fun peeks out of the snow in February with the Lake Champlain Down Home Ice Fishing The haunted hayride is a popular event in Benson. Derby, and appears again in June with the Pond Road. town-wide yard sale. August hosts an What will folks make this year out of event you just have to see and be a part those sticky plants? It’s fun for all ages! of, the Benson Family Day and Burdock And look for a unique shopping experiFestival on Aug. 9th, from 9 a.m. to ence, you never know what you’re going 5p.m. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and to find! In October, mark the date for the floats are a sight to see! The Fire the Haunted Hay Ride, which benefits Department BBQ starts at 11:30 a.m. the Benson Fire Dept. It’s usually held and goes to 1 p.m., and there is also air the second weekend in October, watch conditioned dining available at the local for further notices. Refreshments are restaurant and stores and eateries. In available to keep you warm while you the afternoon, watch some down home are waiting for your scary ride. fun with the ATV and lawn tractor Thinking of Christmas shopping? In pulls; the excitement starts at 1 p.m. So November, stop by the Community Craft bring your lawn chairs and head over to Fair happening the first part of the field where it all takes place, at the November, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Benson corners of Route 22A North and Mill invites you to visit any season!

Great Meadow Federal Credit Union New office now open The Great Meadow Federal Credit Union services the employees and family members of over 30 dif ferent employee groups or associations in Washington, War ren and Saratoga Counties. Any person employed or retired from any of our employee or a s s o c i a t i o n Great Meadow Board of Directors Chairperson Roy Rathbun groups, and their and President/CEO A. Ryan Roberts. family members banking. When you become a member at are eligible for membership at Great Meadow Federal GMFCU, you are not a customer; you are Credit Union. These employee groups a member and you matter most. Great Meadow FCU has received a include local New York State Correctional Facilities, Washington County 5-star superior rating for over 20 consecEmployees, Village and Town Employees utive years by BauerFinancial Inc., the of Granville, Town of Whitehall nation’s leading independent bank and Employees, Telescope Casual Furniture credit union rating firm. Fewer than 10 Employees, local National Grid percent of the nation’s credit unions can claim this distinction. This 5-star supeEmployees and more. As a Federal Credit Union, Great rior rating recognizes Great Meadow Meadow FCU is a not-for-profit financial FCU’s continued superior performance institution that is member owned and and strength. Come visit our new office on East operated. Members of credit unions pool Main Street in Granville. Stop in to learn their assets to provide loans and other about our free checking accounts, our financial services to each other. These factors allow credit unions to pay higher high yield youth accounts, and our low savings dividends to their members and interest rate loan and refinance prodoffer them lower loan rates and fewer ucts. Great Meadow FCU is always looking service fees. The National Credit Union to include business groups or organizaAdministration is the federal agency tions to allow their employees and/or that supervises federal credit unions. members and families to be eligible for They insure savings of up to $250,000 membership at Great Meadow FCU. For further information on Great through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, a federal fund backed Meadow FCU contact us at (518) 642-8100, by the full faith and credit of the United visit our new office in Granville or Comstock and South Glens Falls or visit States government. Great Meadow FCU is locally run and www.greatmeadowfcu.org to learn more operated, and is here to serve the local about Great Meadow FCU and the serpopulation as an alternative to for profit vices we offer.


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In 2014 Caren Helm has seen her business grow triple. She is now in 14 stores in New England with her farmhouse pottery line, including Rockingham and Weston’s Vermont Country Stores, King Arthur Flour Store in Norwich, Vermont Teddy Bear in Middlebury and new this year, the Northshire Bookstore in both its Manchester and Saratoga locations. Helm had to hire two part-time assistants to keep up Bowls from the Farm House Collection. with the demand. bridal party gifts; brides can also visit “People often like to order place settings, a couple at a the bridal registry before their wedding time, especially brides, every few or shower. Sculpture pieces are also months, until they have their desired available, some of which have been number of place settings. The popular accepted at the Brandon Art Guild, The farmhouse line was influenced from Bar Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine, and Vermont farm life in the 1930s to 1960s. It Riptides Gallery in Wells Beach, Maine. A complete list of pottery is on the truly is unique and a one of a kind line. In addition to dinner and cook ware, Pizzazz Pottery website www.pizzazzpotyou’ll find garden décor, unique pieces tery.com and of course anyone can stop for the home, large sculpted and chip by the studio. You may even be able to carved vases, umbrella stands, book see the process a piece of clay goes through to be a functional piece of stoneends and lidded boxes. A unique gift idea Caren is proud to ware! Did you know you can have your suggest is the deep dish pie plate, cake pieces personalized or custom ordered? and brie bakers. You can bake the goody Another reason to stop by, custom orders in the pottery and give it as a unique, are done at the studio located on 657 Route 4A East in Fair Haven. You can special gift. Pizzazz Pottery also has wedding and reach Pizzaz Pottert at (802)265-2145.

In an era of hair salons that cater primarily to women, the traditional barber shop has become a rare business. Master barber Paige Daigle countered that trend in Granville, N.Y., by opening the VIP Barber Shop at 53 Quaker Street in 2012. ”I believe that every town needs their own barber shop, and that’s just what Granville was lacking,” Daigle said. “A lot of my clients have been telling me ‘Granville needs a barber shop.’” It’s important to keep traditional barbering alive, she Paige Daigle, owner with a client. said. Paige points out that as a licensed master barber, she is If there is a short wait, customers will trained to cut men’s hair and has mas- be comfortable in the waiting room that tered the use of all the tools used to offers Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and up-todeliver a man’s hair cut. date reading material. “I feel comfortable and confident in Daigle notes that she has just added a dealing with all different types of hair- new employee, Abby Williams. She plans cuts and hair textures,” Daigle said. “I to work longer hours in the summer. love and take pride in using a straight VIP Barber Shop is a family-oriented razor.” place, with fathers bringing in their Each hair cut is given a clean finish sons, Paige said. Little guys who come with a straight razor and hot lather for their first hair cut even get a certififoam. Paige is also skilled at hot lather cate marking the occasion. face shaves, and offers special grooming “We are all about customer service; for the groom and his groomsmen before quality over quantity. Myself and my a wedding. professional staff are committed to proTo keep with the traditional atmo- viding you with the ultimate service and sphere, most of the barbering equip- products to have you look and feel at the ment in the shop is vintage. The back top of your game. Everyone is a VIP with bar and Koken barber chairs are from us,” Daigle said. the 1960s, and there is a display of vinVIP Barber Shop is open Tuesday tage straight razors. through Saturday, and can be reached by VIP Barber Shop welcomes walk-ins. calling 518-480-7123.

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The Liquor Stop

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The Liquor Stop has been the source for spirits and local wines in the Granville region for 17 years. Conveniently located in the Price Chopper Plaza, the Liquor Stop has a varied selection of wines and liquors. Featured on the store’s shelves is an assortment of New York wines, including many labels from the Finger Lakes. The store also carries products from local wineries such as Adirondack Winery of Lake George and the Slyboro Cider House, including its Black Currant Hard Cider. There are also a variety of Manager Kailyn Linendoll. international brands gracing the store’s shelves. Sweet wines, such as Crown Royal Maple Whiskey. Junior Johnsons Midnight Moonshine Roscato, a sweet semi-sparkling red wine remains popular and comes in a variety from Italy, has proven to been particuof flavors such as apple pie, blackberry larly popular. The shop also carries a and strawberry . label from California, including Bubbly And while tastes change and evolve, Fusions and Refresh from Modestopersonalized and friendly customer serbased Barefoot Wine and Bubbly. If you’re unsure what flavor to bring vice remains a constant. If you can’t find home, the staff can help you choose a what you’re looking for or need some bottle or you can sample different flavors guidance, just ask. And if you’re searching for something for that special somemost weekends after noon. The Liquor Stop also offers a 10 per- one, the friendly staff of the Liquor Stop—Laurie, Kailyn, Linda and Deb— cent discount for case purchases. If you prefer your drink on the stiffer offer complimentary gift wrapping. For further information, stop by side, the Liquor Stop has an assortment Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and of liquors. One of the most popular 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday between 9 liquors is flavored vodkas such as Pinnacle and flavored whiskies, like Jim a.m.and 9 p.m., or call The Liquor Stop at Beam Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey and 518-642-9262.

Wellness is generally described as a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of wellbeing. Your state of wellness equals your quality of life. Wellness starts with health. If you are not healthy, you will not be in a state of wellness. And your quality of life will suffer. Many people today are struggling with their health. Ill health can strike at any time. Our medical community is trained in the practice of acute care, which means dealing with immediate medical/ health problems. The fitness community, like Gemini Fitness, is trained in prevention. Lindsay Sr., Lindsay Jr., and Schuyler If you are physically fit, Sleep better you will avoid the More energy/stamina majority of the most debilitating diseasIf there is a Fountain of Youth, fites today. ness is it. You can actually be functionGemini Fitness helps you with the ally younger than you were the previous prevention of disease. Fitness centers like Gemini Fitness year by getting into shape. Come take a complimentary tour with can help you achieve multiple goals. us. We are located at 11 E. Main Street, Feel better Granville, N.Y. Our hours are 5 a.m. – 1 Look better p.m., and 4 – 7 p.m., Mon. – Fri. We give Be healthier personal service and know ever member Less stress by name. Come join our fitness family.

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Hermit Hill Books

Bob's Hardwood Floors Providing high customer satisfaction

Owner Patty McWilliams with Fiona and Homer.

Thirteen years and going strong This year marks Hermit Hill Book’s sixteenth year in business – three years as a fledging business in Middletown Springs and 12 years in Poultney. It’s hard to believe that the time has gone so fast. When we first opened in Poultney in 2001, we barely had enough books to fill the front room. Now we not only fill both rooms, but we are bursting at the seams. There are more books waiting for room on the shelves. In addition, we are now able to order new books from Ingram, a book distributor, and have them in the store within two days. We are your neighborhood bookshop. The store specialties include history, poetry, science, nature literature, modern first editions, music, and a large collection of Vermontiana, featuring several books on Poultney. We have approximately 30,000 books in

stock, but we’re constantly buying so it is worthwhile to stop by frequently and check our new arrivals cart. Hermit Hill Books is owned and managed by Patricia McWilliams. Her knowledgeable, furry, and friendly staff includes Cody, our official greeter; Maisie, backstock supervisor; Homer, who now carries the mantle of wise corgi; and Fiona, staff in training. Hermit Hill Books is a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association (www.ver montisbookcountry.com). Drop in and see our wide selection of books or just stop by to pet the cats and dogs. We are located at 95 Main Street, Poultney, or call 802-287-5757. You can also visit us at our website, www.hermithillbooks.com, or “like” us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you in the shop.

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“I love the satisfaction of restoring a wood floor to its original beauty,” said flooring contractor Bob Santos, owner of Bob’s Hardwood Floors. “I can take a painted floor and restore it to its original luster,” he said. “Yes, painted floors can be restored. There is no need to keep painting them, I can refinish them to make them beautiful once again.” Bob’s Hardwood Floors was established in Vermont in 2004 and offers sanding, refinishing, installation and restoration of wood floors, including hardwood, softwood and engineered flooring. Custom-made cutting boards are offered, as well, and no job is too big or too small, according to the owner. Bob Santos, owner. “I pride myself in having ers who are more than happy to supply a the highest quality of work,” Santos reference. I have been able to work in said. “I am not happy unless the cusmany wonderful homes in Poultney and tomer is completely happy. I am realistic the surrounding areas.” when it comes to expectations and clearBob’s Hardwood Floors’ website is ly set out the work for the customer.” www.bobshardwoodfloors.com, and can Santos offers his expertise throughbe found on Facebook as well at www. out Vermont and New York, adding: “I facebook.com/bobshardwoodfloors. By am open to travel to all of New England phone, call 802-287-4013 or 802-867-7129. as well.” “I have great pride in my work,” He said he’s proud of the high cusSantos added. “I respect my customers. tomer satisfaction he provides. “I have My experience and dedication show in many wonderful reviews on Angie’s all my floors.” List,” Santos said. “I also have custom-

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Making happy customers for 18 years Perry’s Main Street Eatery has been open for 18 years now and we pride ourselves on the good home-cooked food and generous portions that have made us a success with our customers over the years. Our customers are very important to us, so we always run specials every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have earned a reputation for the best breakfast around with huge omelets, buttermilk pancakes and French toast with real Vermont maple syrup. Recently, we have added baby back ribs so you can enjoy them every day of the week. Don’t forget Walt’s famous black Angus prime rib every Saturday night, cooked just the

way you want it; it’s the best around. We have a children’s menu, too. All in all, we think you’ll be missing out if you don’t stop by. Donna, Walt and the staff will treat you like family and you won’t leave hungry. Open Mondays 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays through Thursdays 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sundays 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. We accept credit and debit cards. Take out menus are also available. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter. Perry’s Main Street Eatery is located at 253 Main St. Poultney, Vt. Call them at (802) 287-5188.

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Mettowee Valley Speech Therapy Services Serving the area since 2002 How we speak and how we learn is directly related to our ability to understand and communicate our wants, needs, feelings and ideas. Speech disorders were first identified and discussed in the late 1800s but it wasn’t until the 1940s and 50s that the profession began to develop and work with people of all ages with a variety of communication disorders. Over the past 70 years, speech language pathologists have worked to improve the lives of children and adults with disorders related to delayed development, speech impairment, learning disabilities, physical anomalies, stuttering, voice, neurologic impairment and swallowing. Claudia H. Ellis is a licensed speech language pathologist who has operated Mettowee Valley Speech Therapy Services, PLLC in the Granville, N.Y., area since 1996. The office has been serving chil- Owner Claudia Ellis and her friend. dren, adolescents and adults at the ing disabilities and autism spectrum Mettowee Street office since February of 2002. Services are provided disorders. Therapy is individualized to through private insurance, private pay, meet the individual’s specific needs after schools and programs for children ages a thorough assessment has been com3-5 with speech and language delays. The pleted. Frequency of therapy is depenoffice accepts Fideliscare, Empire Plan, dent upon the need of the patient. Questions related to specific concerns Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CDPHP, can be addressed by calling the office at GHI/Emblem Health and Medicare. 518-642-3942 or sending an e-mail to Mettowee Valley Speech Therapy Services specializes in working with cellisslp@gmail.com. Also visit our children and adolescents with delayed Facebook page at Mettowee Valley development, speech impairment, learn- Speech Therapy Services, PLLC.

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Williams Hardware Friendly and prompt service Celebrating 68 years as a business, Williams True V a l u e Hardware & Lumber is, “still going strong.” Bob’s father, N e w m a n Williams, founded the store in 1946 and ran it for 34 years. Now Bob has run the store 34 Owner Bob Williams and years. During the past year, Williams Hardware has updated its paint center with a new selection of hundreds of paint color chips. There is also a large selection of the always popular offwhites as well as pamphlets showing complementary colors. Don’t forget their paint computer can also match colors that are not in their fandeck. Our paint department is still the largest sales department in the store and is run by long-time employee, Joel. Seth continues to help with all our computer questions. Seth has been with us for almost 8 years, but will be leaving soon to go off to college in Chicago where he hopes to get another college degree in computers. He will be greatly missed. Picking up the slack of ordering chores is full-timer, Alan-Glen who will order chain saws and mower supplies as well as handling rental department duties. Part-timer Anthony is

his staff. now handling the hardware, fasteners, and in-store building supplies while Zoe is being trained to order sporting goods, pet supplies, and bird feeder products. Also long time employee, Dave continues to manage the lumber department, lawn and garden, and our green goods department. Dave is always ready to offer suggestions on how to build or repair small projects. Twig works part-time shifts helping customers as well as announcing news about the Red Sox or Celtics. People are constantly in to thank Twig for his nice articles in the local paper about friends who have passed away in his, “Twig Remembers” write-ups. Friendly and prompt customer service is still the reason Williams Hardware survives. Next time you have a project, remember, “Behind Every Project is a True Value.”


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Daigle Construction Experience you can trust D a i g l e Construction was formed in 1975. Daigle is the son of a wellknown plumber, Homer Daigle, and had been involved in working for the public for several years. W h i le in school, he Dan, Dwayne and Daryle attended the local BOCES program, taking a variety of classes in the building trades. Having an uncle who was a carpenter and another who was a mason, there was no doubt that his tremendous wealth of knowledge would be put to good use in the area. After several years of service in the Granville, N.Y., area, Daigle Construction grew to include clients in surrounding towns and even some commercial projects. It also grew to include several more Daigles. Dwayne’s two sons, Dan and Daryle, joined the family trade after graduating from Granville High School. Like their father, the two Daigle brothers also attended BOCES programs in the electrical and conservation fields. Daryle even spent 12 years with the

Daigle. Navy Seabees learning how to operate heavy equipment. With the growth of modular construction, Daigle Construction is pleased to add Excel Homes to their many services. “Daigle Construction is your area business for all your building needs from the ground up.” Samples of their work and a link to Excel Homes can be found at the company’s website, www.daigleconstruction.com. “Call us for estimates on your new home or changes to your current one. There is no construction project that can’t be discussed with us.” To learn more, call 518-642-1438, or e-mail Dwayne@daigleconstruction. com.

Northern Insuring Agency, Inc. Meeting their customers every need Northern Insuring Agency, Inc.’s commitment to outstanding customer service, long-term client relationships and strong ethics is what helps it fulfill its vision of being best in class in the industry. Located at 92 Main Street in Whitehall, N.Y., Northern Insuring continues to be live, local and approachable while providing a variety of insurance products to meet a customer’s every need, from both personal and business insurance to employee benefits and investment planning. The company is licensed in both New York and Vermont. Founded in Au Sable Forks in 1930, Northern Insuring now has its main office in Plattsburgh. The Whitehall branch was opened in 1981, and the company has one additional branch office located in Massena. The Whitehall office gives local residents the opportunity to enjoy prompt and reliable service delivered by a friendly, knowledgeable, fulltime staff. In addition to providing the community with a local source for quality insurance services, Northern Insuring takes great pride in fulfilling its civic responsibilities. The company is responsible for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign with the American Red Cross in Clinton County, which is now administered by JCEO, and is also a pace-setter for the United Way. The Whitehall branch of Northern Insuring is also a member of both the Whitehall and Granville chambers of commerce. In 2013, Northern Insuring received notice from the New York State Society for Human Resource Management that their agency has been selected as one of the 2014 Best Companies to Work for in New York State. For more information about Northern Insuring call 518-499-0444 or stop by the office, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. You can also find them online at www.northerninsuring.com, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Gilmore Home Center Collaborations Design Center

Paula Steves and Dick Look

Jeff Larson, owner, at Collaborations kitchen and bath showroom.

Go-to source for home improvement Summertime in the Green Mountains! Time to bring the design, beauty and comforts of the indoors to our outdoor living areas. Outdoor rooms have become all the rage in recent years, transforming backyard living into an art form. From the smallest porch to the most elaborate deck, patio or outdoor kitchen, Gilmore Home Center has all of the resources to make your outdoor living space special. AZEK Building Products are an excellent choice for these outdoor spaces with low maintenance and long lasting durability. AZEK Deck is the number one brand of cellular PVC decking, offering 17 luxurious colors and a variety of grain patterns. Compared to wood, AZEK Deck has superior resistance to stains, scratches, and splits, and that makes it easier to relax and enjoy your deck. AZEK Porch is the tongue & grooved alternative to decking. AZEK Rail combines the solid feel of wood with classic lines and lasting good looks, and AZEK Rail Premier features a classic Victorian profile and the ability to customize. Enhance your space with a AZEK Pavers, a variety of new lighting options, and even add a custom gate. If you’re looking to give your porch or deck a facelift, Gilmore Home Center offers beautiful aluminum railing and fencing systems from Key-Link Fencing and Railing, in a wide variety of colors and styles. Choose from straight, twist-

ed or bent balusters, or sophisticated glass panel railings. To preserve those spectacular views of lake and mountains, consider a Feeney stainless steel cable rail. Explore all of your options at www.gilmorehomecenter.com. And speaking of views…you can bring the outdoors into your home with Mezzo windows by Alside. The ultimate “Collaboration” of aesthetics and technology, the Mezzo line presents elegant, sleek style mixed with take-charge strength and energy efficiency. Aesthetically this is everything you want in a window and the performance power is cutting edge -- strong, durable and weather tight -- with custom beauty, easy upkeep and excellent value. Also new to the Alside family of windows and doors is FrameWorks, featuring architecturally coordinated exterior window colors paired with interior woodgrain styles. For over 50 years Gilmore Home Center has been the “go-to” source in the Rutland and Lakes Region for home improvement projects – from new construction, makeover kitchens and lake property enhancements. Collaborations Design Center is the place to create the outdoor living space of your dreams. Whether your project is large or small, the Home Team at Gilmore’s can help you get in, get answers, and get busy! Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/gilmoreHC or visit us at www.gilmorehomecenter. com.


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Green Mountain Credit Union of Rutland-Vermont Continuing to meet members' needs GMCU was established in 1959 and organized to serve Green Mountain power employees and their families. Over the years, service has expanded to what we are now; a not-for profit, full service financial institution. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or worships in Chittenden, Rutland, Washington and Orange Counties, as well as many select employer groups. Our philosophy is one of service and pride as we strive to meet the continued needs of our members with useful, competitive and efficiently delivered financial services. Here at our Rutland location at 3141 Cold River Rd. we offer an ATM, DriveThru, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday hours. Rutland has June Cassidy and Marion Bove as Member Service Representative’s with over 30 years experience. Matt Wilson as Loan Officer with over 20 years. Branch Manager Tom Edwards has been at this location for 16 years and has over 20 years experience. We all are here to serve our members any way we

Loan officer Matt Wilson can. Feel free to contact us at 802-7761142 or fax 802-776-1145. Visit us at www.greenmountaincu.com

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Maplewood Ice Ice is their specialty Since 1972, Maplewood Ice has been the “coolest” business in town. In 2014 Maplewood Ice celebrates 42 years in business! Located at 9790 U.S. Route 4 in Whitehall, as well as at 438 Dix Ave. in Queensbury, Maplewood Ice specializes in the manufacture and distribution of ice. Their products include ice in 5-pound and 10-pound blocks, as well as the 20-pound party bag. They even offer private label packaging. Founded in 1972, Maplewood Ice continues to operate successfully under the ownership of David Wood. Strategically located in the towns of Whitehall and Queensbury, operations are centrally located David Wood, owner. to their vast distribution network. As one of fewer than 10 ice compa- there,” he said. In February 2011, the nies in the entire state of New York, Whitehall location added a new Keith Maplewood Ice does business with many walk-in floor ice bin, an automatic form local companies, Wood said. As one and fill machine making 2,300 bags per would guess, it keeps them busy, with a hour. In 2012, Wood purchased a machine state-of-the art filtration system and the by Clinebell Equipment that makes ice for ice sculpturing and carving. equipment to keep up with the demand. Maplewood Ice enjoys giving back to In fact, the company’s automated prothe community, and they provide donaduction line can package 3,900 bags of tions to charity organizations, the Boy ice per hour. That’s a lot of cool! Their product has the Pride of New York Seal! Scouts and Girl Scouts, and local fire Maplewood Ice employs 40 full-time peo- departments, Wood said. Because this is a seasonal business ple, and has an additional 20 part-time that is extremely busy in summer, Wood staff members who all work to make said he enjoys (what else?) ice fishing as sure your icy needs are met. Wood said more packaging was moved well as NASCAR in the off season. For more information about to their Queensbury facility in 2008-2009. Maplewood Ice, call them at 518-499-2345 “We package 20-pound there, and fivepound bags are packaged and stored or 800-635-2515.

Quality Autobody & Collision Repairs WE WORK FOR YOU WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY Trucks • Cars • Boat • RV Repairs After 36 years, we are still offering our same commitment to you and quality by the same staff. 1075 VT Route 30, Poultney, VT 802-287-9897 • 1-800-974-9877 Email: york@Sover.net

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Sunrise Family Restaurant

O'Callahan's Pub & Grill

Restaurant a labor of love

Great food and fun

The Sunrise Family Restaurant is a family affair and labor of love for Pete Burhans, his wife, Crystal, and their children Ben and Kelsey. Sunrise Family Restaurant has an attractive and inviting décor. It can seat 45, has large wood-slab tabletops, which were sanded and finished by the Burhans, and a 13-foot maple counter. The unique setting Serving homemade meals for your family. and large capacity have deserve to be treated, and if you offer the made the restaurant a popular place for best overall value with good food and social gatherings. reasonable prices, customers will come “Most of the food is homemade and back again and again. the menu is affordable and varied,” the The Burhans encourage you to stop Burhans explained. The eatery offers a by. chicken and biscuit special on Thursday Sunrise Restaurant is open for breakand a prime rib special on weekends. fast and lunch seven days a week and The eatery maintains its small town open for dinner Thursday through appeal through its customer service. The Sunday. Burhans believe that if you treat every Take-out is available, and the eatery customer the way they expect and can be reached at (802) 671-8070.

Poulos Insurance Company The buying power of 20 offices A New England insurance agency, primarily serving New Hampshire and Vermont, Poulos Insurance is nevertheless a local agency, too, since the company is based in Poultney, Vt. Several years ago Vanessa DuVal and Jennifer Makepeace “introduced” themselves from their Poultney office. Their websites still show that they helm the Poultney agency, founded in 1919, and which now has “the buying power of 20 offices,” the agents stressed. Each year in the Lakes Region Our Town local businesses update readers on new accomplishments, new goals. This year Makepeace and Duval reported that this was the principal accomplishment of Poulos: “We represent many quality companies offering a full range of insurance products to meet your needs. Our focus is on protecting you and your assets.” Poulos offers insurance in the areas of personal coverage, commercial health and life insurance. Another benefit the agency offers is that it is a “one-stop shop.” The agents recalled writing up two auto policies. The first policy saved the client $800; the second policy saved the client a $1,000. Poulos was able to do

O’Callahan’s Pub & Grill is a take on a classic establishment which is located on Main Street in Granville N.Y., only minutes from Lake St Catherine and Whitehall, N.Y. Our dinner and weekly specials have really taken off this year. We offer some of the finest dinners in the area. Weekly specials include Tuesday nights – Marguerita night, Wednesday-Wing night, Thursday night we now have two specials to offer -Burger night and Martini night and Friday night our famous Prime Rib night. We also offer a large selection of premium draft beers and wines. Come meet the great staff and enjoy a nice evening out at O’Callahan’s Pub & Grill. We are now open seven days a week. Our hours are Monday through Thursday from 5 to 9 pm, Friday from 5 to 10 pm, Saturday noon until 10 p.m. and noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. Come on down and enjoy a wonderful evening with us! Visit www.ocallahans.net or like us on Facebook and become a fan. For more information call 518-642O'Callahan's Pub & Grill is located in Granville, N.Y. 0200.

Vanessa DuVal and Jennifer Makepeace. this because its twelve offices “enable us to have many markets,” the agents explained. Persons interested in obtaining insurance from a “one stop shop” should call Poulos Insurance at 802-287-2324 or drop by the office at 74 Depot Street in Poultney Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Vanessa DuVal can be e-mailed at Vduval@poulosinsurance.com; Jennifer Makepeace at Jmakepeace@poulosinsurance.com; and you can e-mail a third, new agent at rpresecot@poulosinsurance.com .

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Priscilla's Sweet Shoppe

Brown's Orchard and Farm Stand Fresh local foods for you

Charlene Doane, owner.

The sweetest shoppe in Poultney Priscilla’s Sweet Shoppe is one of the Lakes Region’s sweetest shops. The store has been on Main Street in Poultney for three years now. The store offers a wide variety of hand-made truffles and fine chocolates, and now maple soft serve ice cream. Priscilla’s Sweet Shoppe also provides a wide variety of plush animals, gifts,

gift certificates and gift wrapping. If you are looking for a delicious gift for someone or just need a sweet snack, stop by and check out Priscilla’s Sweet Shoppe. Located at 199 Main Street in Poultney, Priscilla’s Sweet Shoppe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Find us on Facebook or call 287-4621.

Whitehall, N.Y. Birthplace of the U.S. Navy Settled in 1759 by British Army Capt. Philip Skene, Whitehall was once a center of maritime trade. Famous for its place in naval history as being the birthplace of the U.S. Navy, the town has several historical landmarks and buildings. History buffs will enjoy visiting the Skenesborough Museum. One will get a good feel of what it was like to live in Whitehall in the 19th and 20th centuries. Visit the beautiful park or see the Early Whitehall village display at Skenesborough hull of the USS Museum. Ticonderoga! Judge Joseph H. Potter’s residence, now If you are not a history buff, maybe you would enjoy a show, or beautifully restored. Maybe even keep have dinner at one of Whitehall’s fine an eye out for the Louis McClure, a fullrestaurants. You can enjoy waterfront scale replica of an 1862 class sailing boat dining and watch the boats as they built in Burlington, Vt. Whitehall is located on Route 4 in cruise past on the canal. Or you can shop New York between Fair Haven, Vt. and in one of the many antique stores, check out a local auction, play golf or rent a Comstock, N.Y. Stop by for a visit anytime. For more information on upcomboat. For a one-of-a-kind meal, why not dine ing town events, shows, dining, lodging at the Skene Manor, Supreme Court or shopping, visit www.whitehall-chamber.org

“From our garden to your table.” That’s the slogan of Brown’s Orchard and Farm Stand, a family-run business that has been operating in Castleton for more than 80 years. Located on Route 30, one mile south of Castleton Corners, Brown’s Orchard and Farm Stand offers apples, cider, seasonal fruits and vegetables, Vermont products, pies, cider donuts, Vermont cheddar, Vermont maple syrup, jams, jellies, pickles and Vermont gifts Libby invites everyone to the farmstand. and baskets. During the season, pride ourselves in a ‘grown-by-us-forwe sell Christmas trees and wreaths. you’ approach.” And Brown’s Orchard and Farm Mostly family operated, the Browns’ Stand will ship for you. children are the fourth generation. The business was formed in 1926 and “Why go out of town when you get acquired by Charlie Brown in 1978 and the freshest from the farm produce and Charlie amd Mary Brown in 1983. baked goods right here at Brown’s?” “Taid” (Welsh for Grampa) Brown Mary said. chose the location because it was located Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand is between Lake St. Catherine and Lake open daily, Rte 30, at the heart of Brown’s Bomoseen,” said Mary. “We take pride in 4 Corners in Castleton. To call, dial 468the personal touch,” she added. 2297. “Knowing our customers by name, we

Al LeMay Vinyl Siding and Roofing 45 years and still going strong Allan LeMay is in the business of making old houses look new. In business since 1969, Al LeMay Vinyl Siding and Roofing, located in Fair Haven, specializes in vinyl siding and roofing. LeMay can install vinyl siding on your home for the first time, repair you old vinyl siding, or wash your siding so it looks brand new. He also will install or repair your roof and can even paint your house. “We’ll do it all,” he boasts. LeMay started his business No job is too small. because he “likes to make old homes their homes. The elderly receive a 15 look like new.” His dedicated staff of employees, who percent discount. During the rare occasion he’s not have worked for him for 30 years, can tackle any job whether you want vinyl hard at work, LeMay enjoys traveling, siding installed on your 3,500-square-foot hunting and fishing. In fact, he moved to home, or you want your 500-square-foot the area more than four decades ago so that he could enjoy the area’s great huntgarage painted. “No job is too small,” he said. And ing and fishing. If you have a job - big or nothing brings LeMay more joy than small - that you need done, call LeMay at helping older generations spruce up 802-265-3766.

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Markie Roofing and Spray Foam

The Birdhouse Inn

New name, same great service

More than two centuries of history

Markie Roofing and Roofing and Siding Inc. has changed its name to Markie Roofing and Spray Foam. With the addition in 2013 of spray foam insulation to the company’s offerings, it quickly became clear that it was just another energy efficient offering in Markie’s arsenal of products committed to providing exceptional quality and service, unrivaled in the construction and renovation industry. Fully licensed and insured in Vermont, A recently completed job by Markie Roofing. New York and New Hampshire, it is a member tions, such as Rutland, Fair Haven, of the Better Business Castleton; Killington, Stratton, Bureau and is an Energy Star Partner. Whitehall, N.Y.; Manchester and the The objective is to make you feel comMountains; Dorset, Shelburne, fortable with the project from its beginning to its end. Complete satisfaction Burlington, Albany, N.Y.; Okemo, with every detail and aspect of the proj- Saratoga Springs, Troy, Glens Falls, ect is the ultimate goal. Knowledge and Lake George, N.Y. and any of the subexpertise makes it possible to suggest urbs of these larger communities. There is no job too big or too small for the perfect product for every applicaMarkie Roofing & Spray Foam to handle tion. Owner Josh Markie will not only han- and you can expect the best in quality dle all of the consulting, but he will also craftsmanship and materials will be oversee the work on sight to ensure that used on your project. Whether it is a each and every detail is attended to flaw- renovation or a historical restoration, lessly and efficiently. Markie Roofing Markie Roofing and Siding has the and Spray Foam is based out of Fair knowledge, talent and dedication to proHaven , Vt., but also services multiple vide you with the best job around. To reach Markie Roofing and Siding, call locations in the Northeast. Service areas included major loca- 802-779-5979.

The Birdhouse Inn, circa 1799, is a B&B in historic East Poultney. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in any one of the three cozy rooms: the Cardinal, Goldfinch and Blue Jay rooms, with private and shared baths. Rooms are tastefully appointed with vintage pieces and original artwork. Wake up to the aroma of freshbrewed coffee and home-baked treats. Make your way to the dining room, where you’ll be treated to meals using as many “buy local” products as possible. There you will also see beautiful, organically-fed laying hens that provide the “best Karen Festa and her friend. eggs for your full gourmet breakTrial and Long Trail easily accessible. fast.” The Birdhouse Inn B&B is a certified Winter brings skiing –cross-country and “Vermont Environmental Partner/ downhill—snowshoeing and snowmobilGreen Hotel” and a National Wildlife ing, or stay by the fireplace, read a good Federation “Certified Wildlife Habitat.” book from the Inn’s library or relax with After breakfast, you can explore local a mug of something hot and delicious. The Inn is committed to “green pracattractions in the Lakes Region. Only steps away are East Poultney’s three tices” when it comes to cleaning prodmuseums – The Academy, Melodeon ucts. For your health we use non-toxic natural soaps and cleaners. You as guests Factory and Victorian School House. Lakes St. Catherine, Bomoseen and will experience a safe and clean environHortonia offer boating, swimming and ment. We now have free Wi-Fi. Visit us other activities. If you are a hiker, you on our website at birdhouseinnvt.com or will find entrances for the Appalachian call us at 287-2405.

Town Auto Repair

Growing gardens like never before

Good old fashioned service Earlier this year Gregg and Melilssa Rickert decided to re-establish the family garage. Welcome back Town Auto Repair. The plan is still the same as it was before: Good old fashioned service and value. Gregg has 25-plus years experience in the auto repair business from working both side by side with his father Gregg Sr. and stepfather Don Brown. The garage will handle all aspects of repairs, foreign or domestic. Lube, oil filter, brakes, exhaust, front end, Gregg and engine, struts and shocks and detailing. Plans for the upcoming year are to serve the community with a quality repair service, towing and Vermont state inspection services are in the

Melissa Rickert. works. Stop by for a visit Town Auto Repair is located at 85 Route 30 North, Bomoseen, Vt. or give them a call for all your automotive needs at 802-468-2205.

Mandy's Spring Nursery, Garden Center and Florist Mandy’s Spring Garden Center and Florist sells amazing, Northern-Hardy trees and plants for all your needs. We base our business on designing gardens that we can plant, or that you can create yourself. Todd and Leonie have over 20 years of experience, and know how to turn your yard into your dream sanctuary. Mandy’s Spring Garden Center and Florist is a family businesses located at 1637 Owner Leonie Smith and staff. County Route 28 in South Granville, N.Y., on Facebook for daily updates, or call and is open 9- 5:30pm, Monday through Mandy’s Spring Nursery to make an Saturday. appointment for a free design at(518) 642Feel free to stop by and browse our 3676, or order exquisite flowers through 200-acre field and store, or shop online at The Florist at Mandy’s Spring at (518) www.mandysnursery.com. Look for us 642-9696.

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Simply Clean

The Shoppe at 105 Main

Vitrually chemical free garages, etc. My answer is, About seven years ago yes. We are a customer-oriSimply Clean started as ented business, providing a part-time business, but the services they need, has grown successfully within reason.” There are into “a full-time” busino restrictions on hours of ness proposition for operation, she added. owner Mary Helm. Getting to know her cli“Ever since I was a ents well and establishing little girl, I’ve liked to a solid relationship is clean and organize,” important to Helm. Helm explained, adding “I grew up in Castleton that she expanded and have lived in different Simply Clean into a fullareas. Now I’ve come back time business because to serve the Lakes Region after seven years in the area that I call home. I’m field of forestry, of which really proud that I can go she has a bachelor’s into a house and leave my degree in, Mary decided clients happy and satisfied that her personality and that the job was well done. character was more suitAttention to detail is also ed for operating her own Mary Helm, owner. very important to me.” cleaning business. Currently accepting new Helm says she “strives to use all chemical free products. I pro- clients, Helm stressed that as a cleaner, vide all of my own equipment supplies, she is reliable and efficient. “I have a service that is custom fit to but if customers prefer me to use their supplies and equipment, that’s okay each person’s needs. My process of cleaning is effective and efficient and my too.” Simply Clean has tailored its work to products are especially chosen to be suit customer’s needs, be it on a weekly, effective and efficient.” Simply Clean can be reached at 802bi-weekly, monthly, or even on-call basis. “People often ask me if I do windows, 287-1120.

Modern Woodmen of America A family oriented and non-profit Established in 1901 as Camp 10,244, the Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal Insurance group based in Illinois. The MWA in Wells has become a family oriented nonprofit organization with a major goal of providing a community center and to aid the citizens of Wells and neighboring communities. It’s major source of funding is bingo. The profits from bingo have been used throughout the Modern Woodmen of America is located in Wells. area in the form of scholarships, time to support their community and family dinners, support of area fire departments and rescue squads, families. Members encourage those who are churches, and many schools and sports programs. The Woodmen have also built interested to become members of this handicap ramps in the area: 14 so far. It great organization and to be part of its has provided handicap equipment and motto: “There is a destiny that makes us aid for personal emergencies for many brothers. None shall go his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others area families. For over 70 years it has held carnivals comes back into our own.” Stop in and and Christmas parities for all members become a part of something great. This year the Modern Woodmen of and area children/families. Being part of this group is most American will be celebrating its 76th rewarding as members volunteer their anniversary of the Wells Carnival.

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POTTERY? Caren invites you to visit the studio and see a work in progress or to stop in for potter y personalized for you!

Owner Katherine Morey and grandson Cory.

Variety of quality items in stock Katherine Morey and grandson Cory would like to thank their customers, both local and visiting, for supporting The Shoppe At 105 Main. Response to the business has been extremely positive. Customers are excited by the variety, quality, and cleanliness of the merchandise as well as by how it’s displayed. The store is often described by customers as having “a nice flow” and as being “a fun place to shop.” Katherine says her customer base is growing steadily and many customers return weekly to see what’s new or to buy that item they saw and just can’t stop thinking about! You’ll find an eclectic mix of merchandise at the store. Whether shopping for useful, everyday items for your home or for something purely nostalgic, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for at The Shoppe At 105 Main. Katherine looks for the unique and often quirky objects, especially if they can be re-purposed. Old, rusty machine parts double as works of art when placed in the garden or in creative displays inside the home. However, The Shoppe At 105 Main focuses mainly on gently used furniture and household goods, including a broad selection of dishware, cookware, pottery, linens for bed and bath, vintage quilts, and home decor, such as lighting and new and used oriental rugs. The Shoppe’s ever-expanding clothing section features new and like-new apparel,

mostly for women, but you’ll find men’s shirts, jackets, and sweaters there as well. “When I buy clothing inventory, I look for crisp, clean, rarely worn items, or those still bearing their original tags, although my prices are much lower than the original, brand-name prices,” Katherine quickly pointed out. She went on to say, “Customers find my selection of vintage clothing especially fun and are excited when they discover something from perhaps the 30s or 40s that is back in vogue today.” You’ll also find jewelry, purses, and scarves-vintage and new--to accessorize. Katherine’s Random Knits (a.k.a. K’s R Ks) feature her very own hand-knitted scarves, mittens, and hats, which come in an array of patterns and colors, are affordable, and are sure to keep you warm once cold weather returns. The Shoppe At 105 Main also sells books, greeting cards, vintage LPs and 45s, framed prints, original artwork, cloth remnants, tools, and cast iron, as well as perennials and items for your outdoor living space. Come check out Cory’s summer tag sales too, where he sells children’s toys, movies, and books. Summer hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by chance on Sunday. Closed Monday. For more information, email katherine.morey@ castleton.edu or call 287-2239 or 518-7449352. Or just stop by!

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Fair Haven Rotary

Mars Insurance

Committed to helping the community

Serving all your insurance needs

The 2014 recipients of the Fair Haven Rotary Scholarships are Luke Harvey, Brittany Coutermarsh and Ashley Adams. They are shown here with Rotary President Jim Wright. Fair Haven Rotary awards three scholarships each year to college and trade school bound students.

Rotary’s “Amigos de Honduras” team for 2014. Team members from Fair Haven Club include Bob Day, Jim Wright, Caren and Mary Helm. Additional local Amigo volunteers, Erin and Bob Spaulding, Katie and Tosh Stickney along with Sam Bartholomew spent a week in Danli Honduras area working on medical and dental teams, installing water filters and building a school.

Mars Insurance has been around since 1940. They offer insurance for nearly all of your insurance needs. “We represent upwards of a dozen various insurance companies,” Jeffrey Ams, owner, said. “This gives us a depth of markets that allows us to offer clients the right coverage while being able to respond to price changes among the companies. I get a kick out all the TV insurance ads you see. The fact is we can compete with most anything you see on TV and can offer the same discounts the ads talk about. I’ve seen a real interest in people wanting to shop locally rather than dealing with someone you don’t know sitting who knows Renee Schoonmaker, Wendy Parker, Teddy and Jeff where. Jeff, along with Renee Ams, owner. was referred by an existing customer. Schoonmaker and Wendy Parker, staff the office and are there for That means we are getting the job done both sales and service of their client’s for our clients. The insurance marketpolicies. They encourage folks to stop in place has gotten more difficult due to or call when they insurance quoted or tougher underwriting standards, but we have been able to help our personal and serviced. Wendy is the most recent to join the commercial clients weather through team at Mars Insurance. She brings a lot these changes.” The folks at Mars would welcome the of good experience to the office after being in the banking business for many chance to help you with your personal, business or life insurance needs. They years. “We have been very busy this year,” are located at 145 Main Street in Wells. Jeff said. “It is always rewarding when They can be reached at (802) 645-0775 or the phone rings and it is someone who marsins6@comcast.net.

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Positive Energy

Adirondack Natural Stone

Solar company earns industry’s most prestigious certification, twice!

Growing at an impressive rate

Joe Thomas, President, and Khanti Munro, Vice President, of Positive Energy, have earned the solar industry s leading recognition of installation expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®). Both Thomas and Munro are NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals ™. NABCEP is the most highly respected and well established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. Designation as an NABCEP PV Installation Professional is widely recognized to be the most important and meaningful certification of its kind in Khanti Munro and Joe Thomas. the solar industry. PV is short for photovolmulti-craft knowledge—the skills, and taic (solar-electric). PV systems produce abilities required to competently design, electricity from sunlight. Most people install, and maintain PV systems. The have used a solar powered calculator or exam assesses knowledge on subjects as garden light. Some have even seen solar diverse as electrical and mechanical syspanels on roadside signs. But PV panels tem design, job site safety, the National can be configured to produce enough Electrical Code, roofing and construcenergy to power a home, school, busition techniques, and system mainteness, or even serve as a small power nance and troubleshooting. plant feeding electricity into the grid. “One thing you can be assured of As the cost of PV systems has declined when hiring a NABCEP Certified PV sharply over the last few years, more and Installation Professional is that your more households, municipalities, and project won’t be their first,” Richard companies are “going solar,” Thomas Lawrence, Executive Director of said. NABCEP is a mark of quality NABCEP, said. “Anyone who makes the assurance that the consumer can use to considerable effort required to earn know that they are choosing a qualified NABCEP certification has documented contractor. their training and experience as part of “Receiving NABCEP’s PV Installation the eligibility process. They have also Professional Certification is personally made a very real commitment to upholdvery satisfying,” Munro said. “More ing high standards of ethical and profesimportantly, it means we can offer our sional practice. I am delighted to welcustomers the added confidence of come Mr. Thomas and Mr. Munro of knowing that their PV system installaPositive Energy to the ranks of the tions will be completed to the highest industry’s leading solar professionals.” standards in the solar industry and meet For more information contact Khanti all requirements of electrical codes.” Munro, VP of Solar Operations at To earn their NABCEP certification, Positive Energy. For the Granville, N.Y. Joe and Khanti were required to first location call 518-642-8120. For the document all of their relevant education Poultney location call 287-0817. Or visit and experience in PV system installaPositive Energy on its website at www. tion. Then they had to pass a rigorous PositiveEnergyNY.com exam that covers the breadth of this

When Andre’ Hagadorn developed the first of his quarries in 1996, he couldn’t have imagined that the business would grow to where it is today. Now employing nearly 50 people and operating five fully functioning granite quarries, Adirondack Natural Stone’s business continues to grow at an impressive pace. Andre’ is highly respected in the industry and known for his hon- Adirondack Natural Stone is located in Whitehall, N.Y. est and fair dealsizes that you’re looking for in stone. ings. Quarrying and offering a complete Also available for purchase is bluestone, line of building and landscaping stone fieldstone, polymeric sand and tools for worldwide has put Adirondack Natural working with stone. Setting themselves apart from their Stone at the forefront of the natural stone market. In addition to the full bed competitors with the superior quality of veneer stones and landscape material, the stone they ship out to their customtheir thin veneer line is growing rapidly ers and great customer service makes dealing with them an easy choice. as people are becoming more aware of the perks of using this as opposed to a Adirondack Natural Stone is a familysynthetic “stone” or precast material. operated business with dedicated The value and sense is being seen in the employees who enjoy working with cususe of thin veneer. With its use one gets tomers choosing the right stone for their all of the advantages of using a full bed projects. Adirondack Natural Stone is located stone yet there is no need to pour a conat 8986 State Route 4 in Whitehall, N.Y. crete base as the weight of the stone does Stop by and visit the showroom within not exceed 15 pounds per square foot. Thin veneer, approximately one-inch the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thick, also takes much less time to install – Friday and Saturdays by appointment. than a full bed stone. Most importantly Please call (518)-499-0602 and check out website at www. it’s real stone and will not deteriorate the like a composite material will and the AdirondackNaturalStone.com. Delivery appearance is much nicer, naturally. The service is available both for both bulk fabrication shop is busy making hearths, and palletized material. Visit Adirondack mantles, steps, treads, sills, etc. They can Natural Stone today and let them assist help you obtain those special cuts and you in building that stone structure you’ve always dreamed of.

Special Effects

Edger Engines Same great service and quality Earlier this year, Matt Adamsen, the new owner of Edger Engines, took over the helm from Jack Edgerton. He has been working with Jack for the past five years, and recently the opportunity was given to him to take over for Jack. People would be surprised to know he has been doing this type of work for most of his life. Matt is proud of his workmanship and states, “It’s quality.” There are no future plans for expansion, just to continue to provide quality workmanship and service. Matt feels it’s important to patronize your local businesses first and foremost. As far as Edger Engines, “There’s not many machine shops around anymore and why travel when you don’t need to, when we are right here on 1653 Main St. in Castleton. Stop by or call anytime, 802-468-2285.”

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Tired of the same old look? Need to keep up with the latest styles? Call Mary, Kathy, Tammy or Sam at Special Effects. The salon offers experience and all the latest styles for women, men and children. Step up, have a seat, relax and enjoy your cut, color or conditioning treatment. Special Effects also offers perms and waxing. If you need a special up-do for a wedding or prom, all the latest styles are

waiting for you! Special Effects also carries quality products like Agadir Argan Oil and Paul Mitchell! Owner Mary Diefendorf welcomes all to make an appointment or just pop in for a cup of Green Mountain Coffee on the house! The salon is located on Main Street in Castleton. It can be reached at 802-4685541.


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How well do you know the Lakes Region? Take our “Our Town” quiz and find out! PS: You could win a $100 gift certificate! 1. This place will bail you out for just $13 every time. _______________________________________________________________________________ 2. His last name may be winter, but his business operates in summer too. _______________________________________________________________________________ 3. They say this historic manor is haunted. _______________________________________________________________________________ 4. This place specializes keeping it tasty and “Keeping it real.” _______________________________________________________________________________ 5. This happily married couple is enjoying working together in Benson. _______________________________________________________________________________ 6. This auto business will even shrink wrap your boat. _______________________________________________________________________________ 7. This unique business just installed a do-it-yourself “dog wash.” _______________________________________________________________________________ 8. If you like Burdock you’ll want to be here on August 9. _______________________________________________________________________________ 9. They’ll be with you for the last steps of life’s journey. _______________________________________________________________________________ 10. This business just opened up a new, full service branch in Granville. _______________________________________________________________________________ Just answer the ten questions and mail to the Lakes Region FreePress, 14 E. Main St., Granville, NY 12832. Deadline is Friday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. The answer to each question is inside this edition. We will draw two lucky winners from the pile of correct entries. Each winner will receive a $100 gift card at the business of their choice inside this edition. Good luck! Winner names along with correct answers will be published in the FreePress the week of Aug. 18. Must be over 18 to enter. One entry per household. Must be written on this page to be eligible. Winner must agree to have picture taken to be published in the newspaper.

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Durfee Funeral Home and Cremation Service

Castleton Health Center Pharmacy

Compassionate and professional A few years ago, Christopher Book purchased Durfee Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Holding the same belief as the previous owner, Book said that service, dignity, compassion and professionalism are of the utmost importance to the families that Durfee serves. “That principal has been and will continue to be the foundation of our commitment to funeral service,” Book said. Throughout its history, the Durfee Funeral Home has continued its commitment to excellence. Durfee Funeral Home is a longstanding member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Vermont Funeral Directors Association. As Book explains: “More and more people are realizing the advantages of pre-arranging their funerals. The process is simple and the benefits to loved ones left to handle the arrangements are well recognized and numerous: Pre-planning allows you to express your own wishes. There is a guaranteed funeral price. There’s no income tax liability. Your funeral plan is transferable in case you move away. It relieves your family of the financial burden. By relieving your family of burdensome decisions at a difficult time, you are showing your love and respect for their needs, too. “There are several affordable payment options available. Submit our pre-planning Form, which you can find on our website, durfeefh.com and we

Jason Smith, owner and staff. Christopher Book, owner. will call to discuss the payment options offered with absolutely no obligation on your part,” Durfee said. Durfee Funeral Home welcomes the opportunity to set up an appointment to further discuss your PreArrangement options. Please contact Christopher Book at 802-265-8085 or email at durfeefuneralhome@aol.com. Durfee Funeral Home and Cremation Service is located at 119 North Main Street in Fair Haven.

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Welcome Drake's Pharmacy customers Jason Smith, the owner of Castleton Health Center Pharmacy, would like to welcome all Drake’s Pharmacy customers. Jason believes that his local business can serve customers better than national mail order chains. “In pharmacy, people think that mail order is the best option for them,” he said. But “we are saving many people money by doing business with us.” The retail pharmacy offers discounted prescription drugs to patients of the health center and those of two other community health centers of the Rutland region. “We thought there was a need to provide a service to the patients of the health center, as well as to our friends and neighbors in the whole community,” he said. The pharmacy, founded in 2008, also has health and beauty aids, lift chairs, and walkers. “No one in the area can or will provide the service that we do,” he said. “Our friends are truly important to the whole staff.” Jason is proud that his business “continues to grow in such tough economic times. We are building relationships in our communities that will last for many years.” Opening the pharmacy “was an opportunity to stay in the field that I love, being involved in at a local level,” Jason said. “I have worked in pharmacy for 19 years, and truly enjoy the business.”

An indirect benefit of doing business with the pharmacy is that “we are locally owned and we support local businesses and community events.” Castleton Health Center Pharmacy is open to the public, and everyone is welcome, even if they are not patients of the Health Center. This is an excellent chance to sample their outstanding customer services. The phar macy is Medicareapproved for medical equipment and supplies, and is also Ver mont Medicaid-approved. If your insurance covers the item, there is no cost to you. The pharmacy can now bill most insurance plans. If your insurance plan covers medical equipment, we can almost certainly bill it. We are a participating supplier with thousands of HME PPO insurance plans through the Multiplan, IHP/PHCS and Beech Street insurance networks. “You trust us with your medications,” Smith said, “and you can also trust us to provide excellent and personalized service when you need diabetic supplies, orthotics, mobility aids, bath safety aids, nebulizers, hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, etc. Castleton Health Center Pharmacy is located at 275 Route 30 North, and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 802-468-5800.

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Advanced Pavement Maintenance Services

Lilly's Auto Sales

Family owned and operated Advanced Pavement Maintenance Services is truly a “family owned and operated” business, providing asphalt services, seal-coating, crack-filling and striping for residential and commercial properties throughout the region. Owned by Lloyd and Kimberly Jones of Granville, the business was purchased nine years ago “as an extra source of part-time income to help put our three daughters through college,” said Kimberly. “However, Lloyd seems to have taken it to a new level. He lays down more sealer as a seasonal operation than most full-time businesses.” Lloyd Jones, owner. And more and more, the “family” has gotten involved. With that, sister Alivia, now 9, is “Each year our daughters become becoming more active in the business, more familiar with the business,” said Kimberly said, taking over Alexis’ chore Kimberly. “When Amanda, now 23, start- of cleaning the driveways and adding ed working with her dad, we wanted her “entertainment value.” to understand that this business was Advanced Pavement Maintenance funding her college expenses and just Services is fully insured and offers free how hard her dad was working.” estimates. Graduated now from Cazenovia “We are truly lucky to have great College, Amanda works full-time as an part-time seasonal help that we couldn’t interior designer in Saratoga, Lloyd do without,” Lloyd said. “However my added, “although I still try to steal her on right-hand-man is Clarence Stone,” who the occasional weekend.” has been with us since the beginning. Amanda’s sister Alexis, now 16, start“On the hottest of days, whether it’s ed working with Lloyd last year, helping Sunday or a holiday, he never says no,” with cleaning the driveways. This year he added. she’s learned more about the seal-coatCheck out Advanced Pavement ing and crack-filling part of the busi- Maintenance Services on Facebook, or ness. call 518-260-1566.

Lilly's Auto Sales is located in Whitehall, N.Y.

Nice, affordable cars and trucks Earlier this year Tom Lilly opened Lilly’s Auto Sales just over the VermontNew York border on 8713 Route 4 in Whitehall, N.Y. The location was chosen because it is heavily traveled, one of the main arteries to and from the area. Tom has been in the automotive business for over 30 years and is proud to offer cars and trucks at affordable prices.

The company offers financing and extended warranties and invites you to stop by for your next vehicle. The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., closed Thursdays and Sunday, open Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Your satisfaction is our guarantee. Always expect the best. Phone: 518-586-6968.

Skene Manor

Panorama Motel Guests keep coming back How often do you hear yourself saying, “I just need to get away” — but it seems like too much trouble? “We’ve got the secret of a weekend escape that’s truly restful—only minutes away and within anyone’s budget,” says Peter Flynn, co-owner of the Panorama Motel in Hampton, N.Y. “Our guests come from all over the world but a surprising number are local — folks who’d like to take a rest from their ordinary lives without breaking the bank.” Roxann Flynn, Peter’s wife and co-owner of the Peter and Roxann Flynn, owners. Panorama, smiles. “It’s a great way to recharge Internet access, free coffee (tea is also your batteries. The rooms have a beauti- available), refrigerator, microwave and ful “panoramic” view of the New York VHS/ DVD player. Guests may view and Vermont countryside — in every their own DVDs and tapes or choose season, there’s a new reason to enjoy a from a wide selection available in the stay here.” Panorama library. “Many guests come for business but “I’ve had guests tell us their room they also come for snowmobiling, fish- was so clean and comfortable, they ing, boating, golfing, visiting the local didn’t want to step outside—but when colleges, and exploring the Lakes they do, our views entice them all over Region,” Peter said. “Guests tell us that again,” Roxann adds. “What could be they stay—and they keep coming back— better for a quick refresher for yourself, because our rooms are truly spacious a place to delight friends who come up and full of little extras that set our to visit you, or a longer stay—I tell peomotel apart, including private patios ple, any day’s a great day to take a break where you can relax and enjoy that fab- here!” ulous view. With rates as low as $54 a night, the All of the Panorama’s rooms have a Panorama Motel, on Rte. 22A in private full-bath and two beds. Some Hampton, N.Y., is the perfect stop for have two queens and others have a business or pleasure. Reserve a room queen and a double. In addition, each today with Peter and Roxann at 518-282room has a flat-screen TV, free wireless 9648 and enjoy the view!

Skene Manor is open mid-April through December.

Victorian castle overlooking Whitehall Skene Manor sits majestically overlooking the Champlain Canal and the Village of Whitehall, N.Y. Skene Manor is an historically elegant, gothic-style, Victorian castle located at 8 Potter’s Terrace. It was built on Skene Mountain by Supreme Court Judge Joseph H. Potter in 1874, using the finest materials and gray sandstone quarried from the site. Skene Manor was a private residence until 1946, when it was converted into a restaurant. In 1995 Whitehall Skene Manor Preservation, Inc. purchased the building, dedicating all its efforts into restoring and preserving this magnificent part of Whitehall’s history. Skene Manor is on the National Registry for Historic Buildings. All monies donated are restricted to preservation projects and are tax deductible. Skene Manor is easily visible from the waterway and land routes 4 and 22 at their junction, inviting area tourists to visit all of historic Whitehall, the birthplace of the United States Navy. Most recently the entry foyer and main parlor were restored to their origi-

nal elegance. The parlor includes a beautiful historic piano purchased by Lent Hamlin in 1845 and donated by Mrs. Doris Lasselle. The Lasselle family was first cousins of Mrs. Potter, the former Catherine Boies. The third floor features “Gilly’s Room,” dedicated to Ambrose Gilligan and the spirit and history of the Railroaders, Whitehall’s football team. A gift shop is located on the first floor and tours of Skene Manor are free. Skene Manor is open mid-April through December and closed January through mid-April. For a delightful trip back in time, with gorgeous views, the lovely Victorian Tea Room is open for lunch Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. There are also special monthly dinners that feature a complete gourmet meal. The Skene Manor is also available for parties, reunions and receptions. For more information or directions, please call Skene Manor at 499-1906 or visit online at www.skenemanor.org and like us on Facebook.


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Dick Walker Sawmill

Fat Tom's Auto Repair, Inc. Pride in excellent work

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If you can dream it, we can do it Dick Walker Sawmill has been in business for over 40 years and has used that logo for almost that long. Here’s how it works. Back in May, while we were sawing up a storm, a motorcycle came wheeling in and the guy said he’s seen an ad of mine a couple of years ago and now was ready to build. We talked about it for awhile, then he said he’d get back to me. About a month later he came back. He had done his homework and had a good sketch of what he wanted, a garage, 40-feet by 44-feet with three doors (his dream garage). We talked some more about the details and I gave him an estimate. We can do it! He was going to think it over. I told him how he could drive by four of my buildings on his way back to Salem, N.Y. Two

days later he called back with the go ahead. If you can dream it, we can do it! Over the years we’ve helped a lot of good customers build great projects with our lumber. Their dreams were realized with locally-sourced materials. The logs that we saw are sustainably harvested from our own woodlot with guidance from the professional foresters at Calfee Woodland Management. Some recent projects include a round log cabin, a nice horse barn, a hay barn, a business barn, a big sugar house (28feet by 54-feet), two garages and a couple of “little house” camps. We are located on Evergreen Road in Fair Haven and our phone number is (802)-273-2077. You can also reach us on our cell at 236-9261.

In July of this year, Fat Tom’s Auto Repair moved to its new location, at 1 Beaman Street, in Poultney. Other than that not much has changed. They are still a full-service garage that repairs automobiles and light trucks. They specialize in brake jobs, wheel alignments and custom exhaust. And for those looking to keep cool this summer, or interested in upgrading to a performance exhaust system, the business also repairs automobile air conditioning units and deals in Tom Wiese, owner. Flowmaster brand mufsophisticated equipment of Fat Tom’s. flers and exhaust parts. Inspections for Wiese also offers his clientele outcars, trucks and motorcycles are also standing customer service. available at Fat Tom’s. “People are always surprised by the “When you go to a car show somefriendly atmosphere and our speed and where, and see cars and trucks that you ability to get the job done right the first worked on, that you were a part of, it time,” said Wiese. makes you proud,” explained Tom Wiese, “We’re a small, local company. The the owner of Fat Tom’s Auto Repair Inc., money goes right back into local econoWiese takes a tremendous amount of my. We eat here and we live here. We’re pride and satisfaction in his work. He’s trying to do the best with what we have at home with a wrench in one hand and during these tough times,” Wiese added. an exhaust bracket in the other. “I’ve So whether you need new brakes, a always worked on cars. Nothing sounds tune-up, your oil changed, new tires or better than a car or truck with a wellany other vehicle repair, Fat Tom’s weltuned exhaust,” Wiese said. comes you to stop by and check out Wiese opened Fat Tom’s Auto Repair their new location. in November of 2005. Fat Tom’s Auto Repair is open from 8 Although there are many garages and a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. auto repair facilities in the area, most To contact them, call (802) 468-5877. can’t match the skill, expertise and

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Pine Grove Motel

Castleton Motors

You'll find a selection of quality cars and trucks at Castleton Motors.

Great cars, great service Mary Lou Tressler, owner.

Cozy, comfortable, connected east end of Long Island where she grew up on a large working farm. When not working at the motel, she is at her farm in Hebron with her husband, real estate broker Bob Tressler, along with several horses, chickens, cats and dogs. Mary Lou is an active member of Foundation Church located on Main Street in East Poultney, Vt., and the Granville and Poultney Chambers of Commerce. The Pine Grove Motel is open seven days a week, year round. Please contact us at 518-642-4627 or by e-mail, ML4184@ yahoo.com for rates and availability. (Reserve early, the rooms fill up fast!) “Granville has been good to my family and I am looking forward to giving back a successful business to my community.”

The Pine Grove Motel is a cozy, comfortable, seven-unit complex located in the charming village of Granville, NY. Purchased by Mary Lou Tressler in March 2012, the Pine Grove is within walking distance to many restaurants, groceries, convenience stores, ice-cream parlors etc., and is a welcome relief to many travelers. There is also a diner in front for breakfast and lunch. All rooms are clean, quiet and include Wi-Fi Internet, flat screen TVs with cable service, central a/c, microwave and mini-fridge. The Pine Grove is in close proximity to Green Mountain and Castleton colleges, Saratoga, Lake George, Manchester, Vt., and six major ski areas within an hour’s drive. Tressler is not a newcomer to business ownership. She owned and operated a successful printing business on the

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Castleton Motors have their vehicles serviced at the small, family-oriented business. Castleton Motors started business in 2005. It now sports seven full-time employees. In addition to being the place for preowned automobile sales and service, Castleton Motors has a new and used tire center providing the rubber needed to meet the road. It’s also a U-haul rental facility. Castleton Motors is open Monday to Friday, each day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. To contact Castleton Motors call (802) 468-2897.

Haynes House of Hope Serving New York and Vemont Haynes House of Hope is a home offering unconditional love, acceptance and care to individuals living with a terminal illness and their families. Located at 7187 State Route 149, Granville, N.Y. 12832, Haynes House serves Washington County and surrounding areas in New York and Vermont. Haynes House of Hope is a two-resident comfort care facility with a warm home environment, individual bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, and cozy living room where PR Director family and friends can join the resident. Comfort care is provided around the clock at no charge. There is no expectation of payment or financial support for utilizing Haynes House of Hope or our services. Services are provided in conjunction with High Peaks Hospice located in Queensbury, N.Y. The Haynes House of Hope is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that relies on donations, grants, fundraisers and vol-

Karen Filkins-Sanders. unteers. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Donations can be made at anytime and are graciously accepted in any amount. For information on volunteering, donating, fundraising, or for a tour, contact Haynes House of Hope at 518.642.8155, or hhayneshouseof@roadrunner.com. Visit our website at www.thehayneshouseofhope.org or find us on Facebook.

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Over the course of the past nine years, Castleton Motors has earned a sterling reputation for offering quality cars and possessing a great service department. A one-stop shop, Castleton Motors “takes pride in providing for all of your pre-owned automotive needs,” said owner Pat Loughan Jr. Vehicle sales are the focus of Castleton Motors, Loughan said, “We are most proud of the sales and service portion of the business.” All vehicles come with a six-month unlimited mileage nationwide warranty and qualify for up to 48 months and Loughan encourages customers to come back to

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Long Trail Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Fair Haven Chrysler Dodge Ram

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Dan Jones of Long Trail Electrical Contractors, Inc. is a true local businessman. Jones is a 1986 graduate of Poultney High School. “I have been rooted in Rutland County my whole life. I have worked in the electrical field for 25 years,” he said. “From the beginning, I always knew I wanted to work for myself. I had always wanted to Patrick Goodwin, Lee Sturtevant, Betsy Wescott, provide a service to my commu- Dan Jones, owner, Mike Nusbaum, Bob Coloutti nity and be involved in what was and Chad Martelle. going on in my home town and ways.” Jones and his employees donate surrounding towns.” to many different organizations in The company was established in 1999 Rutland County, such as local churches, and has six full-time employees. The schools, youth sports, cancer research firm does commercial and residential organizations and blood drives. electrical work, as well as fire alarms, “Long Trail Electric is a close-knit security and communications. The firm business,” Jones said. “We are truly like has done projects ranging from $500,000 family here. Most of my employees startdorms to the $75 service call and offer ed out as friends or relatives and have 24-hour service. worked for me at some point in the past “In my over 25 years in the electrical or were friends of friends. We are family business, I have worked for some of the and any member of the family would do most knowledgeable people in the busi- anything for any other member of the ness as far as I am concerned. I have family. I take a lot of pride in that.” passed this knowledge on to my employThe company has opened a new ees and they have passed it down the office/shop this year. line,” Jones said. “My employees are Jones is an avid outdoorsman and also rooted in Rutland County and have enjoys playing golf. He enjoys spending been with me pretty much from the time traveling with his wife Kim, a 1988 start. They are knowledgeable, profes- PHS grad, and daughters Ali, a 2012 PHS sional and quality is their number one grad, and Hailey a 2014 PHS grad. goal. We take pride in a job well done.” The company is located at 100 Fire Jones added, “Long Trail is commit- House Land in Poultney. Its telephone ted to the communities we serve in many number is (802) 287-5887.

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Great service and great summer clearance event Fair Haven Chrysler Dodge Ram takes pride in its positive growth in three areas: excellent service, knowledgeable staff and customer incentives. Customer service is very important to the 67 plus-year-old Fair Haven dealership. “Our repeat customer rate is twice the national average for Chrysler and Dodge dealers,” Will Dodge, dealership owner said. “The adage that all dealers pay the same for their vehicles is true; the fact is we don’t have a bright, new shiny facility that customers have to pay for when they purchase a vehicle from us. Our overhead is truly lower, which means the savings to the customer is the bottom line,” Dodge said. “New incentives and low overhead pricing means great deals. Customers can save big,” he said. Customers will find the two best-selling minivans in America, Town & Country and the Dodge Caravan, offer lots of room and style with all the latest technology. The hot Dodge Charger is now available in all wheel drive. And check out the all new 2015 Best In Class Chrysler 200! “The roomy Dodge Journey crossover offers the best value in SUVs, while the fuel-efficient Durango sports an all new redesign. Work hard or play tough? The

Dodge Ram trucks will get the job done. Come in and see the 2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500,” Dodge concluded. The dealership owner then added that if one needs service, “You’re in great hands with veteran service manager Jay Muratorri. Fair Haven Chrysler Dodge Ram does all warranty work for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. With the Chrysler tire works program and their state-of-the-art Hunter wheel-alignment system they can take care of your tire and suspension needs.” For a quality used vehicle, check out the display lot on the corners of Main Street and Prospect Street in Fair Haven. For a preview or at-ease shopping, you can view the inventory online at www. fairhavenchryslerdodge.net. FHCD gives top allowances for quality trades. See veteran sales consultants Jim Bradt or Lee Whittmore today and ask about some of the great prices and incentives. “Remember, New York residents do not pay Vt. sales tax,” Dodge said. Stop by and check out the Summer Clearance event! You may walk away with a great vehicle at a great price! Fair Haven Dodge Ram is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Call (802)265-4964 or turn off Main Street onto 20 Liberty St., Fair Haven, Vt.

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For all your building needs Whether it’s one of those projects you have been putting off, storm damage or a complete new build or remodel, the friendly and professional MacLeod’s Lumber and Hardware team is here to help. MacLeod’s carries products specifically tested for the Northeast from Owens Corning roofing to the Arxx foundation system and everything in between. Delivery is also available! For information call Loren "Bart" Bartholomew at 518-499-0213 or stop by 9870 State Route 4, Whitehall, N.Y.


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Pond Mountain Inn

American and Salem Hardware

The true meaning of 'welcome home' Welcome to Pond Mountain Inn a boutique bed and breakfast located on a serene country lane nestled on the slopes of Pond Mountain. Extraordinary breakfasts are served in our sun-drenched dining room with breathtaking views of neighboring Northeast Mountain – elevation 2100 feet! You will be treated as our personal guests, as you experience the quiet comforts of our quintessential New England property. At Pond Mountain Inn, you’ll discover the true meaning of “Welcome home!” Pond Mountain Inn, formally Mountain View Bed and Breakfast, is under new ownership and has undergone a noteworthy renovation in the Main House. In keeping with Glenn and the tradition and character of this exact replica of a 1800s Eyebrow Cape, we are inspired to enhance the architectural features of this quintessential New England Home. In addition to the main residence, the Loft Apartment Suite and the Garden Cottage have also undergone respectful upgrades. Undertaking this renovation will enable us to meet our clients’ highest standards. This renovation confirms our commitment to providing extraordinary service and accommodation. Pond Mountain Inn is transitioning from a seasonal property to a yearround destination focusing on holidays, hosting elegant dinner parties and seasonal attractions. Within the last six weeks we have hosted two large events; an Afternoon Tea for a local garden club that blended a traditional menu with a formal tea to provide guests a balance of service and flavorful cuisine, infusing this timeless classic with contemporary flair and, a 60th Birthday Party weekend for twentyfive that was fully catered onsite by A Moovable Feast Catering and Pawlet master chef Bill Allen. Our guests, from all over New England, New York

Kay Dunn, innkeepers. and New Jersey are still talking about Bill’s emphasis is on freshness and purity of ingredients that captured the highest level of flavor, ingredients are utilized in season, in relation to the time of harvest. We share Bill’s philosophy and methods highlighting the importance of knowing our suppliers, from farmers to fisherman – that’s why our guests are still talking about “this extraordinary culinary event and an evening to remember.” As a guest of Pond Mountain Inn, the generous ten-acre property is yours; the days unfold at your leisure, as fresh innovative breakfasts are served. We will make your visit with us truly memorable, whether you’re dining with us for dinner or simply finding your favorite Adirondack Chair to take in the breath-taking mountain views while enjoying your favorite wine and locally crafted cheeses. Please visit us in the quiet solitude that exemplifies the rustic charm of Wells, Vermont – just five minutes from Lake Saint Catherine and a few more minutes to Green Mountain College. Kay and Glenn Dunn can be reached at 802.325.2829, or visit their website pondmountaininn.com.

Diamond Brook Kennel Trusted care for your dog or cat If you own a dog, you should know about Diamond Brook Kennel in Hubbardton. Rod Mack acquired the business in 1982 and built it into what it is today, a caring, comfortable, tranquil place for you to board your pet. For more than 30 years now, Diamond Brook Kennel owners Rod and Barb Mack have been caring for canines while their owners are away for very reasonable rates. Boarding for dogs is $22 a day, cats $12 a day and daycare for dogs is $14 a day. “Clean, comfy quarters, with outside access, are what your favorite canine friend will find, in a tranquil setting,” the Macks said. Diamond Brook Kennel also offers grooming and Retriever field training. They also breed Labrador Retrievers and puppies are available. Located on 4597 Rte. 30 in Hubbardton just north of Lake Bomoseen, you’ll find your best friend will receive their best care. To call Diamond Brook Kennel, dial (802) 273-2942. Feel free to visit their website at diamondDiamond Brook Kennel is located in Hubbardton. brook.com.

American Hardware is located on Church St. in Granville, N.Y.

Dedicated to customer service Longevity in today’s competitive business climate is a rarity, earned only by those businesses with an unwavering dedication to offering the best in goods and service. Such is the dedication shown by American Hardware at 57 Church St. in Granville, N.Y. Founded in 1972, American Hardware has weathered a name change and a move from its original site at Church and Main streets to its much bigger location. Today it’s owned by David Linendoll and Kyle Hunter and managed by Kyle’s sister, Wendy Hunter, and they have maintained the full-service hardware store’s longstanding tradition. “We’re a family-owned business and have been for four generations,” said Linendoll, who worked in the business since graduating from high school in 1977, before purchasing his share of the partnership in 1989. Kyle became David’s business partner in 1994 when his father, Bob Hunter, retired. American Hardware offers a full line of hardware and related supplies. Whether its nails, tools, paint, plumbing or electrical supplies, the store is well-stocked with any items needed to address any project around the house. American Hardware has rentals – floor sanders, carpet cleaners, jackhammers, hammer drills – and bagged goods such as concrete, mortar, solar salt, sand, mulch, birdseed, as well as bulk supplies of nails, screws, slate hooks, kero wicks, and Forney welding supplies. “Ninety percent of the time when a

customer says ‘I know you don’t have this, I’ve been from Rutland (Vt.) to Glens Falls and I can’t find one,’ we have it in stock on the shelf,” Wendy Hunter said. American Hardware also carries a full line of swimming pool supplies, including chemicals such as chlorine and HTH, testing kits, thermometers and skimmers; plus a full line of appliances, featuring G.E. products. American Hardware features a stateof-the-art computerized paint color matching system that affords customers a choice of more than 2,000 colors, and it offers a variety of services, including window and screen repair, pipe threading, stove pipe cutting and crimping, faxing and propane tank refills.We also carry a full line of Rustoleum paints and we now stock Varathene stains and polyurethanes. Experience is key: David has 37 years, Wendy 24 years, Kyle 22 years, Roy Rathbun 17 years, Ben 7 years and David Guest who has two years of experience. In our Salem, N.Y. store, Tom is always there to help you and the store is located on Main Street in Historic Downtown . “We give friendly, personal service, for which we pride ourselves; we are customer friendly and we know most of our customers by their first names,” Kyle said. American Hardware is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Contact American Hardware at 518-642-1334 or Salem Hardware at 518-854-3113.

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Poultney Meadows Farm

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Small enough to cater to local needs

Celebrating 10 years in 2014

Nancy and Guy Warman bought farmland in Poultney because they wanted “to restore the land to its original purpose and more,” they said. And while they are working the farm as they intended, they’ve also added the “more” to Poultney Meadows Farm at 1205 Thrall Road – a farm stand that caters to locals’ needs. “There is no need to travel for meat and vegetables when you can buy it fresh from the farm right in town,” said Guy. Guy and Nancy Warman, owners. The Warman’s offer “beautiful vine-ripened Heirloom tomapoultry, lamb, vegetables, maple syrup and honey, and baked toes,” Guy added. “We are small enough to cater to local goods in season. You can reserve your needs,” Nancy added. “Let us know what holiday turkey at the farm stand. They are also considering have a food you would like to see available.” The Warman’s also grow their own truck on the property to expand their hops and presently are brewing their offerings. They purchased the place in 2009 own Summer Ale. If you are interested “because of its beauty and potential for in learning more please give them a call. farming and a view like no other,” Nancy Starting in August, the farm stand at said. “The farm is inviting to the public Poultney Meadows Farm will be open on and has a breathtaking view of the Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. They are Adirondack Mountain range. Sunsets expanding the parking lot to better serve the stand’s customers. are a daily spectacle.” For more information, call 802-884All of the outbuildings were built by hand with a special place for growing 8141.

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As the name implies, G&L General Store in Benson offers its customers just about anything they’d like, including a good dose of laughter every now and then. Greg and Lisa Fontaine opened their doors a decade ago and “we’re still going strong,” they said, “thanks to our customers and our dedicated employees – Amanda, Sonny, Sarah, Meghan, Dan and Anna.” The store at 2813 Rte. 22A offers groceries, a full deli, fried pizza, used cars, gas, diesel, soft service ice cream, slushies, chicken, pork, steak, hamburg and local Vermont honey and maple products. The store, open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., also offers hunting and fishing licenses and serves as a big game reporting station. “We both were hard workers with paper routes in our early teen years,” said Lisa. “Greg always wanted to own a store or something similar to this so we decided to work hard for ourselves and move to the country to get out of the rat race.” Instead of a 45-minute commute to work, she said now “it takes only 54 steps to get to work.” The Fontaines bought a camp at Sunset Lake in July 2003 “and six weeks later we noticed the store was for sale,” Lisa said. “Five months later we started operating G&L General Store.” The store is unique, she said, because “we try to keep it light-hearted and make it an enjoyable place for people to shop. Most days you will hear a lot of laughter among customers and employees. Greg

Greg and Lisa Fontaine, owners. normally has a joke or two just waiting for someone. People usually leave the store with a smile on their face.” Despite working side by side for long hours each day, the Fontaines are happily married, Lisa said. “Not many couples could work with their spouse, but we make it work. Greg is the boss in the store and I’m the boss at home, ha-ha!” Lisa said the store “has a lot to offer” despite its size, “and we try to give everything a little TLC to make customers feel appreciated. We do what we can for them, sometimes it’s helping them with directions, even if it means looking it up on the Internet, making a phone call, or helping them find a hotel. We try to be more than just a store.” G&L General Store can be reached by calling 802-537-4041.

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Big Bob's Snack Shack Keepin' it real Keep’ It Real has become the motto for Big Bob’s Food Shack. We pride ourselves on being the “real deal,” which is unusual in this day and age of fast food or food of convenience. Bob believes quality food as well as Bob and Christine Monego, owners. quantity is what keeps Big Bob’s also hosts a classic car Big Bob‘s customers happy. cruise-in for the local car enthusiasts, We offer two menus—our regular or anyone who wants to bring their menu, which consists of classic sand- favorite ride. These are held the last wiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads and Thursday or every month, all summer, more. We also offer a daily special menu, through September. which has more entrée-type items. This Big Bob’s Food Shack is also the menu is posted on a large white board proud winner of the 2013 Poultney outside the restaurant so you can drive annual Chili Cook-off. Come visit our up and see “what’s cookin’” without booth this year to see if we can defend having to leave the comfort of your car, our title. or you may call to find out what’s being Lots of good things are going on offered for that day. here at the Shack. From hot dogs to lobster rolls and We are open Tuesday through just about everything in between, there Saturday for lunch and dinner from 11 is something for everyone. a.m. to 8 p.m. and are closed on Sundays Try to save room for one of Big and Mondays. Bob’s homemade desserts. Our New Big Bob’s Food Shack, Keepin’ it York-style cheesecake is our signature Real since 2012. Big Bob’s is located in dessert. We even make our own ice the Hydeville Plaza in Hydeville. cream. Phone: (802) 265-9190.

Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli

The deli crew at Liberty Street Discount Beverage and Deli.

Extended deli hours and great catering So, you have that special occasion coming up and don’t want to do the cooking and actually enjoy the party. No problem, just call Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli. The deli crew can handle any catering job big or small. Meat and cheese, veggie, and sandwich platters, salads, hot dishes, you name it! The deli now has extended hours and is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customers can grab breakfast with a cup of coffee or come in and get a great lunch. Choose from daily

lunch specials Monday through Friday or subs made to order, fresh homemade salads are on the menu also. An 8-inch sub is $5.25 and a 12-inch sub is just $6.75! Boneless wings or bone–in wings are available in mild, hot, BBQ or garlic parm. A 20-inch cheese pizza is $14 every day! Take advantage of the Friday pizza special if you don’t want to cook after a long work week, a 20-inch cheese pizza is just $11. Stop by Liberty Street, Fair Haven, or call us at (802) 265-3820.

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Green Mountain College

The Barn Restaurant and Tavern

New online programs launched

Every entrée on the menu is $13

Green Mountain College continues to expand options for online learners who want to continue their education without putting their careers or family obligations on hold. Earlier this summer, GMC announced that it is offering the nation’s first online Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC). This two-year program, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, will begin in February 2015 with a residency featuring Bill McKibben, climate-change activist and author of The An aerial view End of Nature. This program adopts GMC’s groundbreaking bioregional approach to distance learning, in which students apply what they learn in each course to their local communities. MRSC students will learn about land-use planning, economic development, energy production, food systems, and resource management, while developing skills in leadership, group organization and conflict resolution. The program prepares students for a rapidly expanding range of careers in resiliency planning, community development, energy production, municipal agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. “Communities around the world are already rethinking their approaches to energy, food, transportation and governance,” said Dr. Laird Christensen, MRSC program director. “Our graduates can help their own communities adapt to conditions brought about by climate change, depletion of fossil fuels, and a growing inequality in wealth and access to resources.” A national leader in sustainability education, Green Mountain College began offering online master’s degrees in 2006. Over 260 graduate students are currently earning degrees in the College’s suite of programs including the Sustainable MBA, MS in Environmental Studies, and MS in Sustainable Food Systems.

Degree Completion Program for Undergraduates The College has also launched a new online undergraduate degree completion program called “Advanced Start,”

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of the campus. providing a flexible, affordable way for students to earn a bachelor of science in business. The Advanced Start program is designed to help working adults who have completed some undergraduate coursework, and who want to complete their undergraduate education. The 100 percent online program allows students to take courses on their own timetable, accommodating their personal or professional responsibilities. Students may earn credits based on work and training, military or community service, and online or individual study. The admission deadline for fall 2014 classes is Aug. 1. “We have a lot of expertise developing rich online content for students,“ said Dr. William Prado, professor of management and business program director at GMC. “The program will be grounded in the same high level of support our residential students receive, including small classes, close mentoring by knowledgeable and committed faculty members, and integrated career planning." The Advanced Start program cost is $350 per credit hour, one of the most competitive rates in the region for a bachelor’s degree program in business. Advanced Start is available to alumni of the Community College of Vermont at a special rate of $300 per credit. A 10 percent tuition discount is available for employees of businesses affiliated with the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VSBR). For more information about either program, contact Ken LaBate at (802) 287-8358, or labatek@greenmtn.edu.

The Bar n Restaurant and Tavern, where every entrée on the menu is $13. “That’s right, every entree on the menu is only $13 -- all night, every night,” say restaurant owners and your hosts, M a rk and M a r g a r e t McChesney. “We didn’t want to do Margaret and Mark McChesney. an early bird speor the restaurant is uncomfortable or cial, or limit it to weeknights – we want our customers to uninviting” note Mark and Margaret. enjoy whatever they want, whenever The Barn has consistently reinvested in they want. And we’re not talking pot its building to make it comfortable yearroast and baked ziti – we’re talking filet round. We recently have installed solar mignon and broiled scallops” adds Mark. hot-water panels, a state of the art proThe pricing policy has been a huge hit, pane heating system, as well as a new with business and popularity continuing septic system to better handle the increase in volume. The paint is fresh, to grow. Like many other small businesses in the lighting is lovely, and the space, America, The Barn Restaurant really whether in the dining room, the loft, the suffered the effects of the economic col- tavern, or on the new seasonal porch, is breathtaking. The Barn is also a fulllapse in 2008. “We were on the brink of bankruptcy, service caterer specializing in weddings, and knew we had to make a drastic cocktails parties and amazing pig roasts. change in order to keep the business All of this with a bartender, servers, going, so that’s when we decided to try a bussers – everyone – who take their jobs promotion where we lowered our prices. seriously and deliver truly great service. Finally, there is the fun factor. The It was so successful, we extended it to two months and then kept it ever since” Barn has been hosting live music every says Chef/Owner Margaret McChesney”. week since 1999! Wednesday nights, stop What surprised the couple even more in for “Pickin’ in Pawlet,” a local bluegrass night that you’re welcome to join, was the “Ripple Effect” it created. “We went from 16 to 23 employees, we or sit back and enjoy. Friday nights feawere able to give more raises, spend ture bands – many of which bring more in the community, give more to national recognition. The Barn was just charities, and hire more contractors to selected as the only venue in Vermont to host “The Last Honky Tonk Music help us improve our own property.” You choose a restaurant first because Series,” which chooses one venue in of the food it serves. We buy whole fish each state. A travelling band that is part and whole cuts of meat. Our shellfish is of the series will perform once a month preservative-free and as many of our beginning in April. The Barn is open at 5 p.m. Wednesday vegetables as possible come from our own garden, or the gardens of our neigh- through Sunday nights. Reservations bors. We trim, season, prepare, and cook are recommended, particularly on weekeverything ourselves, without taking ends, and can be made online, or by callshortcuts, creating delicious steaks, sea- ing 802-325-3088. Please visit us online at food and pasta, chicken and vegetarian www.barnrestaurant.com or find us on Facebook at The Barn Restaurant and dishes. Value and quality are but two of the Tavern, where you will find up to date benchmarks the Barn strives for – and information on music, events and speachieves. “Great food, beverages and cials. The Barn is located at 5581 VT value are nothing if the service is lousy, Route 30 in Pawlet, Vermont.

Baker's Burner Service

Thomas' Auto Repair

Dependable and trust worthy

Business is going strong

Richard Baker has been in the heating industry since 1988 when he worked for and received his training from Johnson’s Fuel of Granville, N.Y. After 12 years he decided to go out on his own, and Baker’s Burner Service was started in 2000. He began the business by himself, with his wife, Debbie, who helped with the phones and managed the office. At first he was only doing installa- Joshua Sprague and Richard Baker, owner. tions and cleanings. But later, Joshua Sprague was tor services. Continuing with educahired and brought with him his talent as tion and licenses is very important a master plumber. with keeping up with the latest techWith many classes that Richard and nology. Joshua have taken the business now can We cover a large area that includes offer many new services to their cus- Vermont and Washington County, N.Y. tomers. Plumbing repairs, air condi- Our prices are competitive and we tioning, monitor service, water soften- offer free estimates. Give us a call at er installations, radiant heat, and oil (802)-394-7815. We are people you can and propane installations and genera- trust and depend on.

Nowadays a car owner is as likely to need repair on a foreign car as often as a domestic. Perhaps that explains why Thomas’ Auto Repairs puts foreign before the word domestic in its advertisements. Founded in 1997 by Keith Thomas, and located on Route 30 in Wells, the business “is going strong” thanks to “great community support,” Thomas notes. Whether the car is made in the USA or elsewhere, Thomas is ready to service vehicles from Keith, Keith and Joe. “all the Lakes Region.” And that alignments, brakes, shocks, struts, tires, does not just mean automobiles. Trucks, trailers and boats are also tune ups, batteries, exhaust, and Vermont State car inspections. They repaired at Thomas’. The list of jobs and services Thomas’ also shrink wrap boats and sell and install Hewitt dock and boat lifts. provides is long. Even a partial tally of Thomas’ can be reached at 802-645services and/or products offered include computer diagnostics, front end wheel 9122.


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Full Belly Deli & Beverage

Tigers Lair Dojo

Stop in for a sandwich and a drink Deb and Jim Fowler acquired the business at 206 Main St. in April 2012 and it’s continuing to grow. Located conveniently at 206 Main Street in Poultney, Vt., Full Belly Deli & Beverage has many things to offer. They have pizzas, calzones, hot and cold subs, pasta and chef salads. Daily enjoy some freshly baked cookies. They also offer a large selection of soda, beer and wine. If you need to order a keg for a party or if you would like to try 3 different types of beer on tap to fill your growler. They are proud to say that they serve only Boars Head meats and they can slice it by Sarah Hoch and Jenna Goyette. the pound. This year Full Belly Deli & Beverage became and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The a Vermont liquor outlet as well. If store is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. there’s something you can’t find we Mondays through Saturdays and 10 can order it for you, feel free to ask a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. us. The Redemption Center is conveAmong the employees at Full Belly niently located at the back of the Deli and Beverage are Laura Lyle, building of which you can drive up Ashlee Manell, Jenna Goyette, Sarah too. Hours for the Redemption Center Hoch, Caroline Furman, Melissa are Monday through Saturday from Illsey, Holly Ross, Samantha 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Linendoll and Margaret Lyle. Sundays and holidays. The kitchen is open from 10 a.m. to Call the Full Belly Deli & Beve rage 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 802-884-8082.

Lake Champlain Coal Co. Heating fuels come with 'good service' Lake Champlain Coal Co. Inc., in Whitehall, N.Y. is the place to turn when the mercury begins to fall. The family owned company has the products and services you need to ward off the winter chills and keep your home warm. The Benjamin family has been at the head of the Lake Champlain Coal Co. for four generations, since Otis C. Benjamin bought the coal business from a fellow named Holden The Lake Champlain Coal Co. propane truck. more than 75 years ago. Today, under the ownsupport Lake Champlain Coal rather ership of Leslie Benjamin, the company than go outside of town, Benjamin said. continues to serve the heating needs of “We’re a local family. Lake Champlain the greater Whitehall community by Coal Co. is now in its fourth generation offering a range of products. of leadership and operation with Les’ Karen Benjamin, office manager, said sons. We do service, which a lot of the Lake Champlain Coal carries fuel oil, K1 bigger companies have stopped offering. kerosene, propane and, yes, coal, in four And if your furnace breaks down in the different sizes. New in 2013 the company middle of the night, we can be there, added a quality line of pellets by New usually within a short period of time, England Wood Pellet, crafted in New where others have to come from out of England. When it comes to quality, con- town.” sistency and reliability, this company is Lake Champlain Coal also gives hot on the trail! The pellets are 100% back to the community, sponsoring a percent wood with no glue or additives. Little League team every year and supPure wood for pure heat with low ash for porting school causes like the Slate low maintenance. They also offer repair Valley Museum in Granville, N.Y. and services for furnaces and heating sys- local snowmobile clubs. tems, even 24 hours a day in emergenThe company continues to provide cies. the same quality service that has kept The company has 12 staff members it in business for more than seven who have the know-how to give custom- decades. ers the best possible service. “We intend to maintain the same No doubt, over the past several win- great commitment of providing honters, you’ve seen the familiar red and est, reliable service to our customers,” black trucks rolling through the Benjamin said. Whitehall community on a delivery or Lake Champlain Coal is located at 2 heating mission. The fleet includes three North Main St., Whitehall, on the west coal trucks, four oil trucks, and two pro- side of the canal lock at the base of pane trucks, as well as four service Lake Champlain. trucks. For information on how they can The fact that they are a local company meet your home heating needs, stop by is one important reason for people to or call 499-1212.

Sensei Theo Parker.

Teaching karate for 31 years Sensei Theo Parker takes pride in helping people learn confidence, find balance and center themselves. For 31 years he has been teaching karate. Along with Sempai Rachael Burns, Parker operates the Tigers Lair Dojo at 23 Main St. in Granville. He took charge of the place in 1993. Parker said he is proud of the people who have taken his instruction – “I enjoy seeing them grow,” he said. He cites “people like Christina Rice, who has moved on to Princeton, Heather Waite, who is serving our country, and so many others who have come through my doors and allowed me to be part of their lives.”

Parker said he was inspired to get into karate by the likes of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, actors well-known for their skills. “I remember Billy Jack movies,” he said. The Tigers Lair Dojo welcomes people interested in karate and its benefits and Parker said he tells his clients to leave their egos at the door. Parker said some of his clients take part in the program “just because they want to try something new.” Parker teaches “ability without the violence,” he said. Tigers Lair Dojo is open Tuesday through Friday with sessions from 5:15 to 5:50 p.m., 6 to 7 p.m., and 7 to 8 p.m. To call, dial 518-642-1321.

Happy Paws Daycare

Happy dogs at Happy Paws Daycare.

More than just a daycare Do you have a high-strung dog, full of energy? Or do you have a dog that just lies around all day? Are you just too tired after work to exercise your dog? Kevin and Jill Mulholland, of Happy Paws Daycare, can handle these problems and more. The Mulhollands opened their doggie daycare in June of 2005 “because we saw a need for such a facility,” which, by the way, is located at 82 Route 30, just north of Castleton Corners. “We have a 4,000-square-foot building with more than 14,000-square feet of outdoor runs,” the Mulhollands explained. “The dogs run in a pack throughout this facility, in and out at will, with the smallest dog, the Yorkshire Terrier, five pounds, and the biggest, a St. Bernard and Great Dane Mix, 145 pounds.” Jill Mulholland adds that running Happy Paws is a “lot of fun, and a very rewarding occupation. To see these dogs interact and get along is just amazing.” She added that at Happy Paws, the fol-

lowing skills are taught: simple commands, socialization skills, exercise and often house training. The Mulhollands also noted that their facility maintains a retail store selling premium dog and cat food. Happy Paws even has a do-it-yourself dog wash: “We installed the do-it-yourself Dog Wash,” Jill reported, adding that the wash consists of a state-of-the-art, raised, stainless-steel tub and ramp, with a re-circulating wash system and high volume air dryer. “We supply everything needed,” Jill said, including “high quality, high protein shampoo and conditioners, combs and brushes, towels and apron. We will even clean up the mess.” Jill claimed the entire dog cleaning process takes less than a half-hour. Questions about Happy Paws Daycare can be answered by calling 802-468-3033. Happy Paws is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.


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