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Friday, February 17, 2017

‘Krazy Jake’ coming to Bomoseen One of New England’s fastest-rising comedy stars, “Comedian Krazy Jake,” will take the stage Friday night, Feb. 17, at the American Legion Post 50 at 378 Route 4A in Bomoseen. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Krazy Jake, also known as Jake Hodgdon, is described as a “blue collar comedian.” His

quirky observational humor performed with a Maine inflection has been a hit around New England, New York and Canada. Krazy Jake has starred in Animal Planet’s “Yankee Jungle,” other TV Comedian Krazy Jake

shows, independent films, commercials and radio programs. The show will also include a cash bar. This is a 21 and older event. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Purchase advance tickets at the Legion Hall in Bomoseen, Fair Haven Auto Supply, 26 Main Street, Fair Haven, Gilmore’s Home Center, 427 Route 4A, Bomoseen or online at Proceeds will support local veterans. For more information, call 802-468-8962.

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Stepping Out / 6-7 Automotive / 13 On Feb. 2 Castleton students got to share with all the many ways they are engaging in their communities through Castleton Engaged! program.

Castleton Engaged! Students step outside campus to connect with community By Donna Frischknecht

Perfect! Congratulations to Fair Haven Union High School senior Cody Seaver on bowling a 300 game on Feb. 3. See story on page 4.

Jean Vanier, philosopher, theologian and humanitarian who founded the L’Arche communities for the developmentally disabled, once said the marvelous thing about community is it “enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” Vanier would have been beaming with pride had he been at Castleton University on Feb. 2. On that night, hundreds of students, faculty and staff filled the campus center to celebrate the work of Castleton Engaged! – a pro-

gram started five years ago to connect students with the needs of the community beyond the safety and security of campus life. The evening began with keynote presentations ranging in engaging in the political process to issues facing educators to on-campus student philanthropy. After the keynote speakers, students took the stage in a flash panel presentation, each taking five minutes to share how they are helping others. Among the students were Amanda Clement, of Fair Haven, who talked about improving biodiversity con-

sciousness using environmentally sustainable practices; Molly Perkins, of Pawlet, who along Kelly Mesler, talked about their Castleton tutoring program; and James Britt and Patrick Cote-Abel, both from Castleton, who presented their “Taste of Syria” project. For Mesler and Perkins, psychological science students earning certificates in civic engagement, they got “engaged” when they noticed how Castleton offered tutoring for college students, but not for children in the community. They were inspired,

See GRANT, pg. 2

After several mild winters ice fishing derbies have been experiencing low turnouts and outright cancellations but with temperatures dropping, this year promises to be different and the 39th annual Lake Bomoseen derby won’t be an exception. The derby will be held this weekend, opening at 6 a.m. on Saturday. Scales close at dusk but aficionados can fish ä See pg. 8. throughout the night. The derby will resume on Sunday. Fishermen who exceed certain weights on fish will win an extra $25. The thresholds are 10 pounds for pike, six pounds for trout and five pounds for bass. Even if a participant gets a

Benson fishing derby next weekend, Feb. 25-26

See FISHING, pg. 3

Whitehall Winterfest Saturday ä See Pg. 3.


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Grant Continued from front page they said, to launch a children’s tutoring program. Their program provides free tutoring services for children of the Castleton communities’ faculty, staff and students. It also offers the opportunity for university students to gain firsthand tutoring experience. “Castleton has a long-standing commitment to helping others,” said Ingrid Johnston, dean of special academic programs who spearheaded Castleton Engaged! in 2012 when she first came to the university. Johnston recognized early on the powerful connection between book-learning and hands-on experience. “It seems to be a big push these days in higher education,” Johnston said, adding that the university also offers a civic engagement certificate where students take four community and leadership courses and complete 160 hours of community work. It’s a certificate that has been well received, Johnston said, with now more than 30 students enrolled in it. Castleton’s emphasis on helping students engage in their community has earned the university the prestigious Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement classification, an honor Johnston and her colleagues are very proud of and

rightfully so. Campuses with the Carnegie classification are ones that have been recognized in improving its teaching and learning while revitalizing its civic missions. It is, however, the long-term impact that programs like Castleton Engaged! has on students that makes Johnston and her colleagues most proud. “They have a lot of ownership in the projects they get involved in. It fulfills them personally,” Johnston said, noticing too how many students are dedicated to leaving a legacy. “Whether they have started a composting project or a tutoring project, they really want other students to pick up the torch and carry on what they have started,” Johnston said.

Through the efforts of Poultney Rescue Squad and Thrift Shop, Poultney is a safer place to live. Proceeds from the Poultney Rescue Squad Thrift Shop help offset some of the costs of training and equipment for the Poultney Rescue Squad. Over the last several years, with the help of the thrift store, the Poultney Rescue Squad has been able to purchase some pieces of life-saving equipment including new defibrillators and power lift stretchers. Items from clothing and shoes to books and children’s toys can be found at the Thrift Store at reduced prices. A group of eleven women from Poultney and surrounding communities volunteer at the shop. “People usually come in for the prices,” said Joanne Sweeney, shop manager. Dress pants, shirts and sweaters are sold for $2 and children's clothes are sold for $1. All revenue goes into a savings account for the Poultney Rescue Squad. Poultney Rescue Squad operates two ambulances that are fully equipped for Advanced Life Support. It has 12 volunteers and four paid staff members. It responded to 449 emergency calls in 2016. The thrift shop is just one source of income for the Rescue Squad. In addition, they receive financial support from the four towns it services. The Squad also offers an annual subscription program to help those in need of assistance, for $40 per household. The subscription entitles the subscriber and family up to three emergency transports and nonemergency transports when medically necessary. The subscription covers the balance that the person's insurance does not cover. “We are very appreciative of the individuals that staff the Thrift Shop,” said Beth

Volunteers of the Poutlney Rescue Squad Thrift Shop Winter, president of the Poultney Rescue Squad. “These people are giving their time and hearts to us,” agreed Fred Capron, vice president of the Poultney Rescue Squad. “Without their dedication, a valuable resource would be lost.” To thank the thrift shop volunteers for their hard work and contributions, the squad recently purchased fleece vests for each person. Sweeney said the thrift shop was started about 40 years ago by the spouses of the Squad’s original members. “That was back when they were trying to get an auxiliary going for the wives of the members,” she said. Original squad members Bill Gardener, Dick Hayes and Grove Scribner came up with the idea for their spouses. Since its conception, the thrift shop has operated in more than a dozen locations. It found a home at its 193 Ideal Way location, the former Poultney Rescue Squad building, eight years ago, when the squad built a new, larger building on Vermont Route 30. Sweeney became involved with the thrift shop by volunteering for her former high school English teacher, Dorthy Hannan. Hannan retired from teaching and

managed the shop's operation for 21 years until illness prevented her from continuing. That was when she asked Sweeney to take her place as manager. “Volunteering is what makes towns survive,” Sweeney said. The thrift shop has historically been housed in oneroom locations. Now, in the former squad building, it’s got more room to spread out. Clothes are displayed in the bay that used to house the two ambulances and extraction truck. The old living room, bedroom and kitchen areas house the housewares and books. And the former training room serves as storage. “I was a kid when all of this started,” Sweeney said. “..but, we’ve kind of come full circle, now that we’re back in this building.” The shop is always accepting donations. “Everything we’ve got … it’s all donated. We are always looking for clean and used donations,” Sweeney said. To donate items, stop by the store during business hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. For additional information, call 802-287-2207.

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Penguin dippers gear up for Winterfest By Matthew Saari After a snowy, blustery week, this weekend’s forecast of warmer temperatures may be good news for Winterfest’s Penguin Dippers. The annual tradition of jumping, walking and dipping into the canal’s frigid waters kicks off in Whitehall at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with registration for the event beginning at 9:30. Some Winterfest goers look forward to the event more so than others. “I was a princess last year,” said Marge Mohn, chief organizer of Winterfest. “We all had a good time with this last year.” Last year six faculty members and 10 students braved the glacial waters with many more turning out to offer sup-

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thought he wanted and let him roll on with the rest. Oh, did we have some great conversations over the years. What a nice guy, but why not? His dad Willy G. was a regular with a lot to offer and his mom Josephine is still a frequent flyer and such a sweetheart of a lady. But you know what you get when you cross a Williams with a Sbardella – a 100% guaranteed nice person. May God be with you Kevin. And God bless you all.

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top fish but is later bumped out by a larger fish, they will be entered into a drawing for an additional $500. In addition to cash prizes for fish there will be numerous door prizes, including an eightinch power augur, a six-inch hand augur, a half cord of firewood and more. Tickets can be purchased at Tom’s Bait and Tackle in Castleton, Harbor View General Store in Castleton and Otto’s Cones Point General Store in Poultney. Derby headquarters is at Crystal Beach Recreational Area, Route 30, Bomoseen. The derby is held in honor of Tom Evanoika and “Bomoseen” Bob Newton, the two men who started the derby almost 40 years ago. The Bomoseen derby is one


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School. On March12 the club will host its annual Fish Fry, which features various fish caught in derbies throughout the region. Fish donations are welcome. For further information about the derby or fish fry contact Stan Patch at 802-468-5001.

of several events the Castleton Lions Club sponsors in the area, all with the aim of raising funds for the community. The funds go toward helping the elderly pay for eyeglasses, hearing aids and providing scholarship opportunities for students at Fair Haven High


Kevin Williams I never knew him as a young lad, but about twenty years ago this long, lanky lad came into the hardware store. He looked like somebody I should know. Well, when he started talking it was like I had known him forever. This guy was sharp; I mean way above my pay scale. Now to deal with this super intelligent guy I had to back track and put on my old bartender hat. I had about 8 years’ experience in that game so what I had to do was feed back to him what I

is required; sledders can simply show up and put this powder to use. If the weather proves chilly, a bonfire will be burning throughout the day to keep attendees toasty. Later in the morning, Paul Bartholomew, author of “Big Foot Encounters in New York & New England” will host a Big Foot Review at 11:15 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon at the Marina. A surprise band will offer a variety of musical entertainment at 1 p.m. The day comes to an enjoyable close at 8:30 p.m. with music provided by the Whiskey River Band, also at the Marina. For more information regarding Winterfest, call Marge Mohn at 518-499-2435.

chagrin. port and “With the encourageEMS there I ment. feel confiThis year dent…I can seven faculty handle it,” members are she said. hosting a Of course competition Winterfest to decide who offers much takes the more than plunge. just the Students and Penguin Dip. faculty each For the early put money birds, breakinside a can fast will be earmarked served at the for a specific Whitehall faculty memMarina at 9 ber. The a.m. teacher with Whitehall the most Whitehall Chamber of Commerce President Dana Grant makes a Methodist money in his “splash” in last year’s Penguin Dip. Church will or her jar er at the high school, is curhold a sledding event from 11 goes dipping. Heather rently in the lead, much to her a.m. to 1 p.m. No registration Ernenwein, an English teach-

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Winterfest kicks off in Rutland tonight By Donna Frischknecht

chance. Night sledding Street Park from 10 a.m. will be offered by to 2 p.m. As judges pick Some folks might not have Downtown Rutland the winning masterpiece, been happy when Partnership. Bring your kids are invited to sculpt Punxsutawney Phil, the self and zip down snow their own. Paints and groundhog seer, saw his shadcovered Center Street. tools will be provided. In ow indicating spring would be The event is free and addition to the snow art, delayed in coming. But if runs from 7 to 9 p.m. there will be skating, there’s going to be six more The Freeze Frame marshmallow roasting weeks of winter to endure, Youth Film Contest preand hot dogs to enjoy, all why not try to have fun? sponsored by Carpenter mier at Merchants Hall Rutland’s Winter Fest and Costin and Come will be on Feb. 22, startbegins tonight, Feb. 17, with a Alive Outside. ing at 6:30 p.m. Kids from community skate night at Go Play Day will be kindergarten to 12th Girogetti Arena, and it’s a held at Girogetti Arena grade have entered a fiveweek-long event guaranteed to from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on minute film on what they chase away those winter Sunday, Feb. 19. Hosted love about winter. The blues. The community skate, by Rutland Recreation & premiere will show the sponsored by Rutland City Winterfest kicks off tonight with a free com- top seven films from each Parks, the day will feaChurch, begins at 6:30 p.m. age category. The event munity skate at Girogetti Arena. ture snowshoeing, skatand is free, including skate his hosted by Rutland ing, Fatbike demos by rentals. Snacks and hot cocoa Recreation & Parks and ColCyle and a Teddy Bear at the Rutland Country Club. will be offered. PEGTV . Carry competition. The race starts at 11 a.m. and On Saturday, Feb. 18, there Also on Feb. 22 will be a Those who aren’t tuckered is open to all ages. Cost is $5 will be snow sculptures, creatshowing at the Paramount out yet can take part in the for pre-registration and $10 on ed by local schools and busiTheatre of Warren Miller’s Frost Feet 5K Run/Walk for race day. On-site registration nesses, on display in Main film “Here, There and Every Autism Awareness on Feb. 20 starts at 10:15 a.m. If interestWhere.” Tickets are $20; show ed, register at starts at 7 p.m. winterfest. And speaking of movies, on On Tuesday, Feb. 21, if you Feb. 23 the Paramount Theatre ever wanted to experience will show the film “Finding night sledding, here’s your Dory,” starting at 1 p.m. The GILBERT REALTY & DEVELOPMENT

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Fair Haven student bowls perfect game By Matthew Saari Cody Seaver, a senior at Fair Haven Union High School accomplished what every bowler thinks about at one point, but few manage – bowl a perfect 300 game. Seaver took to the lanes at Slate Valley Lanes in Granville on Feb. 3. There he bowled three games, scoring 215, 257 and 300. Seaver is the first ever junior bowler to accomplish this at Slate Valley. The day’s total, 772 is a career high for Seaver. Bowling and Seaver have a long history together; so long in fact that Seaver can’t remember precisely when he began. “I’ve been bowling ever since I can remember,” he said. “Ever since I could pick up a bowling ball.” The bowling team at Fair Haven school is young, only two years old. It’s inception and continuation are due in large part to the efforts of Seaver and his friends. “Me and one of my friends, Jordan Phillips…we all chipped in and eventually got a team started. We had to go to our school board and they approved it,” said Seaver.

Seaver An article published by Golf Digest in 2014 states that the odds for an average bowler to bowl a perfect game are 11,500 to 1. The odds of being struck by lightning in a lifetime is 3,000 to 1. Seaver simplified it further: “It’s not something you see every day.” In addition to bowling, Seaver competes on the Fair Haven baseball team. As a senior, Seaver has to keep one eye toward the ever

nearer date of graduation and what he will do after school. He has visited SUNY Adirondack and had discussions with the college’s bowling coach regarding playing for the team. Seaver must first attend try outs but if his past performance is any indication, he should have no problem. Regarding academics, Seaver intends to major in computer science while at SUNY Adirondack, possibly continuing on to another school like SUNY Potsdam to finish a fouryear degree. Computers and video games have been a big influence in Seaver’s life and he cites them as creating and maintaining his interest in computers, his decision to major in them and perhaps have a career in the technology field. Seaver has applied to and been accepted to SUNY Adirondack. Despite having beaten the odds, Seaver has no intention on resting on his laurels. When asked how many more 300 games he intends to bowl, Seaver had a straight-forward answer ready: “As many as I can.”


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Poultney chamber to hold dinner Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Feb. 24, from 5:30-7 p.m. The dinner will be held at St. Raphael’s church parish hall, located at 21 E. Main St., Poultney. Cost of dinner tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under five eat for free. Advance tickets can be purchased in Poultney at Tot’s Diner, 25 Main St.; York Coach Works, Route 30 North; or at Mel’s

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Hadeka named to Northeastern dean’s list Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. Castleton resident Matthew Hadeka, a Northeastern University student majoring in engineering, was recently named to the University’s dean’s list for the fall semester, which ended in December 2016. To achieve the dean’s list

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Stepping out | FRI 2/17 | COFFEE HOUR Every Friday morning, the Castleton Community Center at 2108 Main St. in Castleton holds a coffee hour from 9-11 a.m. featuring homemade goodies, hot brew and good company. Free and open to all. Information: 802-468-3093.

HEARING EVALUATIONS The Castleton Community Center will have free hearing evaluations performed by Josh Krushenick on Friday, Feb. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. To sign up call 802-4683093.

MAHJONG Every Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the Castleton Community Center at 2108 Main St. in Castleton invites everyone to join the fun of mahjong, a game of skill, strategy and calculation. Information: 802-4683093.

WINTER FEST The Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall will once again hold its annual Winter Fest on Saturday, Feb. 18 with activities starting at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. This event is free and open to the public. Information: 518-499-2435.

WINTER FEST FUN DAY As a part of the Rutland Winter Fest Celebration, a winter fest fun day and snow sculpture display will be up in the Main St Park in Rutland on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. View snow sculptures by local schools and businesses to be judged in our contest. Small sculptures for kids to create their own masterpieces will be available with paints and tools provided. Skating, marshmallow roasting, and hot dogs provided at this free event. Information: www.rutlandrec. com/winterfest.



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SCRABBLE Scrabble widens the vocabulary, helps strengthen spelling skills and is good “brain aerobics.” Join the Scrabble Group Friday mornings at 11 a.m. at the Castleton Community Center at 2108 Main St. Information: 802468-3093.

COMEDY SHOW A veterans’ fundraiser comedy show will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Castleton American Legion at 378 Route 4A in West Bomoseen. The show will feature New England’s rising comedy star, Kracy Jake Hodgdon. Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door. Must be 21 or older to attend the show. Tickets at Post 50, Fair Haven Auto Supply and Gilmore’s Home Center. Information: 802-4688962.





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| SAT 2/18 | BIRD WALK On Saturday, Feb. 18 there will be a 3.7 mile bird monitoring walk starting at 8 a.m. in the parking lot at the West Rutland Price Chopper parking lot. All are welcome. Participants are asked to dress appropriately for the weather. A brunch at Mary’s Cafe will take place following the walk. Information: SOUP SUPPER On Saturday, Feb. 18 from 5-7 p.m. there will be a community soup supper at the American Legion in Fair Haven. Homemade soups, entertainment and music will be included in the evening. This event is a free will offering and any proceeds will benefit Fair Haven concerned, the Poultney Food Shelf and Castleton Cares. Information: 802-287-2405, 802265-4749.

Vermont Farmers Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at the Vermont Farmers Food Center at 251 West St. in Rutland, through May 6, 2017. Information: 802-3424727.

BOOK SALE The Friends of the Pember Library continue their “Back-Room” Book Sale on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pember Library, 33 West Main Street, Granville. Included is a large selection of gently read paperbacks for 25 cents each, hardcover best sellers for $1 each, children’s books for 10 cents each, as well as puzzles and games. Check it out every Saturday morning.

SONG CIRCLE Join the community with songs for Dezirae Sheldon on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. at The Trolley Stop in Poutlney. Celebrate her memory with peace and love.

VEGAS NIGHT The Whitehall Elks is hosting a Vegas Night on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 6-11 p.m. Games like Black Jack and Roulette will be played. Information: 802-321-7720.

| SUN 2/19 | SILVERSMITH WORKSHOP The Carving Studio in West Rutland will feature a two day Silversmithing Workshop on Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event if for all experience levels. Participants should bring a bag lunch. To register or for more information call: 802-438-2097.

GO PLAY DAY As a part of the Rutland Winter Fest Celebration, Sunday, Feb. 19, the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department will host a Go Play Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Girogetti Arena. This free event will have snow shoeing, skating, teddy bear carry competitions, Fatbike demos by ColCycle, food drinks, activities and more at this free event. Information:

DINNER & MOVIE The First Congregational Church of Fair Haven is sponsoring a dinner and film series entitled One on Sundays from Jan. 29 - Mar. 6. The series features scenes and footage from the movie “Woodlawn” that deals with overcoming racism and hate to unite

a city and ignite a spiritual awakening. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., followed by the film and a group session. Dinner and the movie are free. To register, email 1stcongchurchfairhaven@ or call 802-265-8864.

RECOVERY A Christian-based 12-Step Life Recovery Program will be held at 7 p.m. Sundays at the Blue Marian House, next to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 9 Wheeler Ave., Whitehall. All are welcome. Information: Dan at 499-5219 or 499-1656.

| MON 2/20 | BETTER BALANCE The Castleton Community Center will hold a Better Balance class designed to help prevent falls from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Free. Information: 802-468-3093. FROST FEET 5K As a part of the Rutland Winter Fest Celebration, there will be a Frost Feet 5K for Autism Awareness on Monday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Rutland Country Club. All ages are welcome. $5 pre-registration, $10 on race day. Registration starts onsite at 10:15 a.m. Register at

BRIDGE GAME A gentle Duplicate Bridge game will be held each Monday from 1-4 p.m. at the Castleton Community Center in Castleton. A partner is guaranteed. Contact Judi at or call 802-287-5756 for more information.

AEROBIC DANCE The Castleton Community Center will hold “Dance Your Way to Health” aerobic dance classes from 4-5 p.m. on Mondays. The class is low impact and easy to follow. Free. Information: 802-468-3093.

BINGO NIGHT The Granville Hook and Ladder Company is hosting a weekly Bingo Night on Mondays at 7 p.m. at 42 Quaker St. in Granville. All are invited for a chance to win a series of cash prizes. Admission is $1. Bingo cards start at $4. Participants should bring their own dabbers or may purchase one at the fire house. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

| TUE 2/21 | ICE FISHING Interested in learning how to ice fish? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Let’s Go Fishing Program will host a lesson on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Children under 10 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Registration for the event ends Feb. 17. To register visit, and select “programs”. BONE BUILDERS The Castleton Community Center will hold a Bone Builders class from 9:3010:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This free innovative program provides strength training and is part of the RSVP Osteoporosis Prevention Exercise program. Information: 802-4683093.

STORY HOUR The Fair Haven Public Library hosts a Story Hour for preschoolers every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. with the read-

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STORY TIME The Pember Library in Granville will host Pember Peapods, preschool story time and activities for children every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Information: 518-642-2525.

CIRCUIT TRAINING Castleton Community Center will hold a Circuit Works class of circuit training from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. The class will work with bands, tubing and weights. Free. Information: 802-468-3093.

| WED 2/22 | BOOK CLUB The Wells Village Book Club meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Wells Village Library. All are welcome. Information: 802645-0611.

CRAFT ACTIVITY The Pember Library in Granville will host ping pong ball launcher craft session on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 2-3 p.m. Pre-registration is required and class sizes are limited to 9. Information and registration: 518642-2525.

ENGINEERING FOR KIDS The Pember Library in Granville will host a winter break Engineering Project for Kids class on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 2-3 p.m. Participants will build a straw roller coaster that can run a whiffle ball. Pre-registration is required and classes will be limited to 9. Information and registration: 518642-2525.

COACHES VS. CANCER Fair Haven High School girls’ basketball teams are supporting the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer initiative by inviting everyone to their home game on Tuesday, Feb. 21, with the JV game beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity beginning at 7 p.m. Funds will be raised through ticket sales, t-shirts, raffles and private donations.

CHESS CLUB Rutland Rec will offer Chess Club from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at the Godnick Adult Center on Deer Street. All ages are welcome. The club will teach anyone who wishes to learn the game. Free. Information:

NIGHT SLEDDING As a part of the Rutland Winter Fest Celebration, the Downtown Rutland Partnership will host a Night Sledding activity on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 7-9 p.m. on Center Street in Rutland. Bring your own sled and zip down snow covered Center Street! Check out the home made cardboard Sled challenge as they race down the hill to win prizes. Rock out to music and enjoy this free familyfun event! Information:

FARMERS MARKET The Vermont Farmers Market will take place from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Vermont Farmers Food Center at 251 West St. in Rutland, through May 3, 2017. Information: 802-3424727.

LEGO CLUB The Pember Library in Granville offers a Lego Club after school on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. starting Sept. 7. Information: 518-642-2525.

BOOK SALE The Pember Library Back Room Book Sale will now be open from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in addition to the Saturday morning hours of 10 a.m. to noon. The sale has a large selection of gently-used books, with hard covers selling for $1, trade paperbacks for 50 cents, and paperbacks for 25 cents. Proceeds support the library.

POETRY SALON Stone Valley Arts presents a Poetry Salon on Wednesdays in February from 6-8 p.m. in Poultney. The emphasis will be on reading, discussing, and appreciating poems by famous (and not-so-famous) poets, exploring the basic elements of the craft and opportunities to share and discuss favorite poems. Attendees can also write their own poems and share them with the group. The Salon will take place in the Meeting House at 348 Bentley Ave. in Poultney. All materials will be provided. Suggested donation to Stone Valley Arts is $60 ($40 for SVA members). All are welcome. RSVP to or call 802-884-8052.

BLUEGRASS JAM Taps Tavern, 158 Main St., Poultney, will hold a Bluegrass Jam on at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. All skill levels are welcome. Information: 820-8274064

YOUTH FILM CONTEST RUTLAND As a part of the Rutland Winter Fest Celebration, Wednesday, Feb. 22 the Rutland

Recreation and Parks along with PEGTV will host a Freeze Frame Youth Film Contest from 6:308:30 p.m. at Merchants Hall in Rutland. Children Grades K-12 have entered a creative 5 minute film on what they love about winter. The premiere will show the top seven films from each age category. Light refreshments will be available. Information: www.



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TAI CHI Castleton Community Center will hold a Beginner Tai Chi class from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. Free. Information: 802-468-3093.

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CRAFT ACTIVITY The Pember Library in Granville will host a winter break Tie Dye a T-shirt class on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 2-3 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a white t-shirt. Preregistration is required and classes will be limited to 9. Information and registration: 518642-2525

FILM SERIES The Lakes Region Film Society will show a film on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Wells Town Hall, 108 Vermont Route 30, Vermont. The films are a curated mix of best foreign movies, American award winners, classics, new films, documentaries and comedies. The LRFS is a non-profit organization and all are welcome. Information: lrfilmsoc@ or 802-287-6101.

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Benson fishing derby set for next weekend By Matthew Saari If there’s one ice fishing derby to attend, it has got to be Great Benson. The 45th annual Great Benson Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26. Fishermen do not want to miss out on almost a half century of tradition, plenty of fish waiting to be caught and thousands of dollars in cash prizes waiting to be won. “It’s a whole culture of icefishing people can do with their family,” said Jennifer Larson, President of the Fair Haven Rotary, who sponsors the event. Great Benson is one of, if not the biggest ice fishing derby in the state of Vermont with registered participants numbering into the hundreds, sometimes thousands. “Usually we sell anywhere from 600-800 tickets annually,” Larson said. Ticket sales are wholly dependent on the weather however.

The tournament gets underway with the Saturday morning sunrise and continues through until 3 p.m. sharp Sunday afternoon. Scales will shut down at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday however diehards can fish throughout the night. Derby goers have the opportunity to win more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, including $5,800 in big fish prizes and $4,500 in cash. The derby is open to all bodies of water in Vermont as well as Lake Champlain. The fish must be brought to derby headquarters at Crystal Beach in Bomoseen by 3 p.m. to qualify for any prizes. Great Benson offers more than just fishing. For those who do not want to fish, they can still enter to win the cash and raffle prizes. In a slight change of pace, the rotary is allowing people to use social media to register for the event and it seems to be paying off.

“People can register on line through our Facebook page. We’ve already seen an increase in ticket purchases by being online,” said Larson. “We’re moving into the 21st century!” Adult tickets are $25 for those who want to fish and participate in the raffle or $20 for just the raffle. Children under 12 can purchase tickets for $5. All proceeds go towards funding local community projects and scholarships including stocking area food shelves, sponsoring a literacy program in Fair Haven Union School and providing scholarships to Fair Haven students. “We put the money back into the community,” Larson said. Tickets are available at Tom’s Bait and Tackle, Castleton; Ed’s Bait Shop, Fair Haven; Mart’s Sporting Goods, Poultney; Hawk Hill Gun and Tackle, Brandon. For more information on the derby visit the Fair Haven Rotary Facebook page or call Jeff Larson at 802-558-2561.

Growing hops for home or farm

What a catch! Happy fishermen (and brothers) George and Greg Kokinis of Sudbury and South Burlington show off their award-winning fish. The pair took first place in the Pike category in the recent Lake Hortonia Fishing Derby. The prize catch weighed 9.5 lbs and it won them $250. The pair are lifelong fisherman and their favorite fishing spots, they said, are the lakes of Vermont.

The Rutland County Master Gardeners invite you to learn about growing hops for the home or farm. Julian Post, who manages the UVM Extension research hop yard at Borderview farm in Alburgh, VT, will be speaking with

Extension agronomist, Heather Darby, at the Godnick Center, Feb. 20 starting at 7 p.m. The center is located at 1 Deer St. in Rutland. Post has been working with Vermont hop growers for three years to increase yields, better

manage disease and plan successful businesses. Attendees will hear about current hop research which includes fertility trials, wild hop trials and early-season management through hop “crowning.”

Castleton childrens basketball sign-ups Paramount seeks participants Does your child like to dribble and shoot hoops? Or perhaps you’re a parent looking for a way to engage your child in more physical activity? If so, Castleton Recreation is able to help, offering first and second graders the chance to play basketball. Children will meet once a week at the Castleton Elementary School from 9-10

a.m. on the following Saturdays: March, 4, 11, 18 and 25, and April 1. The sessions will focus on basic skills and understanding of the game. There will be a few scrimmages during the season. This is a co-ed program. Cost per child is $25. Deadline for registration is Feb. 24. To register go to recreation-department. Go to

“Programs” on the left hand of the page. You will then find a link to the appropriate program. Both pages must be filled out and returned with payment to school in an envelope marked, “Recreation Programs.” Or you can mail the registration and payment to: Amy Clapp, 642 Monument Hill Rd., Castleton, VT 05735.

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The Paramount Theatre’s “Legacy in Stone” Campaign goes wide to the greater community on February 13, 2017. The second “naming” campaign in the theatre’s 18-year history will be a commemorative and permanent salute to area residents who love the Historic Landmark Theatre and have enjoyed it for years; for some, it will memorialize family member’s decades of use and enjoyment of the storied hall. The “Legacy in Stone” Campaign will transform a 30 X 12’ rectangle in the sidewalk directly in front of the three main entrance doors to the theatre. The Paramount is offering 1,000 bricks to be engraved at the specification of the participants. The available bricks come in three different offerings: (100) 8X8 $500 grey square bricks around the edge of the rectangle, (100) 4X8 $300 red bricks comprising a Paramount “P” in the center of the rectangle and the remaining 4X8 grey bricks ($150) will fill in the remainder of the rectangle. Bruce Bouchard, Executive Director, commented, “Much like the ‘seat naming’ campaign of 1999-2000, this new initiative will permanently honor in an attractive brick array in front of the theatre our sponsors, our area businesses and even grandparents and parents who enjoyed many evenings and afternoons in the building; in both its current incarnation as a robust presenting hall and its many years as a venue for firstrun Hollywood filmed entertainment.” Bouchard continued, “As

good stewards of the tremendous generosity showed us over many years, we have conceived of this unique plan to strengthen our financial position and to create a measure of security for the institution moving forward. Unlike some legacy campaigns, this one will create stakeholder ‘positions’ planted into the sidewalk to be admired by all who enter.” Laurie Mecier, past president and long-time Paramount trustee commented, “To have members of and visitors to our community be greeted at the entry of The Paramount Theatre with the names of those who not only support the Theatre but value its contributions to Rutland area is in my mind perfection!” The campaign had a limited offering at the annual Paramount fundraiser, Festival of Trees, and (72) 8X8s, (55) 4X8 Reds and (52) 4X8 grey bricks have been purchased. The Paramount has created a seamless and simple way to participate. Enthusiastic participants can go directly to our website to the “Legacy in Stone page,”, see a short video about the program and proceed in one click to the “Purchase a Brick” page. This is a credit card transaction and our partners in this endeavor proceed directly to the “inscription” page where the personalized message will be captured in the Legacy in Stone database. Construction of the project is anticipated sometime in mid2017.

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SPIDERMAN-BLUE KID’S umbrella & pillow. Both for only $10. Call 518-499-5059

UKULELE, BARELY USED Lanikai, w/canvas carrying bag. $90. 518-638-8093 evenings.

RUTHLESS AGGRESSION John Cena, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk WWE figures. $20. 518-260-5907

S TA N L E Y M I T E R B OX #358 w/ 28” saw. $99/obo. 802-265-3675 TAMPER 10”x 10”. Older model. $10. 518-499-2637

VCR TAPES 100 for $10. 802-287-9451 V I N TAG E TA B L E R U N NERS/dresser scar ves, 8 items total. $12. 518-6928519 WASHING MACHINE-KENMORE White, runs great. $99.99. 802-287-9451

S AW M I L L & WO O D L OT MAGAZINES 135 issues. 1998-2016, VGC. $30 for all. 518-854-3363

TO R O S N OW B L OW E R Runs and works good w/ chains. $95. 518-642-3776

REFRIGERATOR-FRIGIDAIRE 29x64. Runs great & in great shape. $99.99. 802287-9451

S I N C A R A , S TA R D U S T Brod vs. Clay WWE figures. $20. 518-260-5907

TOYOTA T-100 Sliding rear glass original Toyota part, tinted. GC. $50. 518-6773072




Wanted To Buy

COAL FOR SALE Anthracite. Rice, Pea, Nut and Stove. cell 518-424-5663 or 518-642-9819

RATTAN TRIMMED couches w/light tan cushions. 3 seat and 2 seat. Glass top sq end tbl. $200. 802-384-1090

HO TRAIN Collections Bought & Sold. Any Quantity. Call/text 802-774-8412

G E E Z E R B ROT H E R ’ S FIREWOOD 1-2 year dr y hardwoods. You Haul only, $180/cord. 518-642-0680

Guns & Ammo

G OT K N E E PA I N ? B a ck Pain? Shoulder Pain? Get a pain-relieving brace at little or NO cost to you. Medicare Patients, Call Health Hotline Now! 1-800-279-6038 LUNG CANCER? And 60 Years Old? If so, you and your family may be entitled to a significant cash award. Call 800-364-0517 to learn more. No risk. No money out of pocket.

AKC ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL PUPPIES 10 year health guarantee. Full Registration. Both parents on premises. 518-523-8000

REFRIGERATOR-HOT POINT 18.2 cu. ft. Good cond. $80. 518-854-3647

M I X E D Q UA L I T Y D RY HARDWOOD firewood. Cut to your length. Buy the face cord or full cord. Picked up or delivered. 518-499-2950 518-232-5143 518-232-0675. WANTED: Wood lots/Standing Timber. Top prices paid for large diameter hardwood & softwood. Log length firewood $700 per load, Boiler wood $550/truck load. Dry, cut & split, $125/half cord. Contact Central Timber 518708-4337.

Free FREE PANASONIC COLOR TV w/remote. Vintage pre flat screen, 28” diag, works great. 802-867-5917

CRAGIN’S GUN SHOP BUY * SELL * TRADE 105 State St, Rutland, VT 802-773-9781 WORK 802-558-2300 CELL WANTED: ALL GUNS MMA GUNS Buy*Sell*Trade Ira, Vermont 802-377-1715 Can make house calls.

Health/Medical 48 PILLS + 4 FREE! VIAGRA 100MG/CIALIS 20MG FREE PILLS! No hassle, D i s c r e e t S h i p p i n g . S ave Now. Call today 1-877-5600675

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1800-586-7449 to start your application today!

Medical Supplies L I F E A L E RT. 2 4 / 7 . O n e press of a button sends help FAST! Medical, Fire, Burglar. Even if you can’t reach a phone! FREE brochure. CALL 800-457-1917

WESLO TREADMILL Works well. $75. Photo avail. @ 518686-4306


Hay & Grain 4x4 ROUND HALE BALES stored inside. $32 each. 518642-1831 FOR SALE 4X5 Round bales, grass hay. Delivery available. 802-688-7570 ROUND BALES 1st cutting, 740 pounds. $45/bale. Square bales, 2nd cutting, $4.50/bale. 518-638-8301

FREE- MOTORIZED HOSPITAL bed, w/out mattress. 518-409-2903

A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation’s largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-800-4170524



Every Service For Every Purpose

G R A N V I L L E V I L L AG E Huge, nice 2bdr m, down. Good landlord! Financials, ref & sec dep. 518-632-5023

Advertise Your Properties For Sale or Vacation Rentals throughout New England in free distribution newspapers with over 700,000 circulation

Plumbing & Heating

GRANVILLE nice 1bd, $550/ mth +sec. Heat & hot water incl. No smoking/pets. 518415-7785 or 518-642-9339

EXIT ONE SELF-STORAGE Heated Units Also Available Route 4-A Fair Haven, VT 802-265-3330


Call Classifieds at 800-354-4232 to place your ad today

Central Boiler cer tified Classic Edge OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. The perfect combination of performance and value. Call Today! Beecrofts 518-7534402

Manchester Newspapers’


DURRUM ELECTRIC Theron Durrum Master Electrician

• RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL Licensed & Insured 400 York Street Poultney, VT

802-287-2415 JOIN OUR SERVICES DIRECTORY TODAY! Call Today! 800-354-4232

Legal Services D I VO R C E $ 3 5 0 * C ove r s Children, Property, TAX REDUCTION SERVICES, etc. *Excludes govt. Fees! Baycor & Assocs 1-888-4987075, EXT 700. Established 1973. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

SMILANSKY PLUMBING & HEATING Granville/Salem/Greenwich Robert Smilansky Owner 518-832-0086

Small Engine /Repairs BARRETT’S SMALL ENGINE SERVICE & REPAIR Chain saws, lawn mowers & outdoor power equipment. 4 Burdock Ave, Middletown Springs, VT. 802-235-1233




Self Storage Units Inside/Outside Storage Boats, Motorcycles, Campers, Cars

Call for details


Tax Preparation INCOME TAX RETURNS PREPARED Ronald Ettori Accounting All types prepared. Registered IRS Tax Preparer 518-642-2860

Tree Service BOURN TREE SERVICE Over 30 Years Of Service Fully Insured * Free Est. Brush Chipping * Land Clearing. 518-642-2182

find who and what you need here!

Advertising your business in our Services Directory is simple! Call today for information! 1-800-354-4232

GRANVILLE nice 2+bdrm, ground floor, dining room, living room, porch, Avail now. $700 +util. 732-788-9985 G R E E N W I C H V I L L AG E 2bdrm, $695/mth. Available now. Off street parking. No smoking. Dan 518-817-3635 SCHUYLERVILLE downstairs, lg 1bdrm, $600/mth +util, snow removal inc. Sec, lease & ref. 518-695-4721

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Employment D E P E N DA B L E DA I RY FARM help wanted in Hartford, NY. Milking parlor experience preferred. Full or part time. Pay based on experience. 518-744-1631

HOUSEKEEPER wanted for busy bed and breakfast. Part-time. Weekends and holidays incl. Please call for an interview. 802-362-1163

TELESCOPE CASUAL FURNITURE Hiring EXPERIENCED aluminum mig and tig welders, first and second shift. Applicant must have a minimum of 2 years production experience. Starting at $17/hour. Piecework target system with significant higher earning potential. Shift differential for 2nd shift. Successful applicants must pass an in-house welding test. Apply in person at Telescope Casual Furniture, Main Office, 85 Church Street, Granville, NY



Driver The Granville Sentinel is looking for a driver to work Tuesdays and Wednesdays. CDLB license preferable. Send response to

Retail, visitor information, customer service. Communication skills, computer knowledge, competent to work without supervision required. Send letter of interest to for further details and wage, or mail to: Merck Forest and Farmland Center PO Box 86 Rupert, VT 05768




February 22

2:30 pm-6:30pm

at The Orchard 10421 State Route 40, Granville, NY Positions Available in Nursing and Activities

Change is good…. Are you looking to work in an environment with new and innovative programs? Are you looking to be part of a team of professional, caring and compassionate staff? If so, we are looking for you!

Bennington Plant This position provides a vital aspect to customer service, insuring Poulin Grain leads the way in animal nutrition and service. This position is delivering bulk and bagged feeds. Responsibilities: • Load Feed truck in preparation of delivery • Complete required logbook accurately and timely • Perform routine maintenance on vehicle

CRYSTAL BEACH SUMMER POSITIONS Crystal Beach has openings for parttime maintenance and gate personnel for the Summer 2017 season. Applicant must be available mid-May through mid-September. Applications available at the Castleton Town Office at 1655 Main Street or online at Submission by March 1st. Positions will remain open until filled.

Requirements: • Class A CDL • Maintain current DOT physical • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Company: Poulin Grain is a family owned and operated company, which provides Leading Animal Nutrition through the Northeastern United States. Poulin Grain is looking for a competitive individual to join our team at our North Bennington Facility.

On the spot interviews, full-time, part-time and per diem positions available. We are implementing new programs which require expanding our team to incorporate bathing/showering into a spa-like experience and provide direct nursing care activity programs. We have competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a new bonus program for nursing staff to include all areas of the nursing team. Weekly pay!

For more information, contact Kim Nelson 642-2346

This job offers excellent career potential. Please send letter of application and resume to: Poulin Grain, Inc. Attn: Dave Barton 6005 US-11, Canton, NY 13617 Poulin Grain is an Equal Opportunity Employer

FIND A JOB HERE! Need a JOB? Need EMPLOYEES? The classifieds bring together job seekers and potential employers every week.

The Manchester Newspapers Classifieds 1-800-354-4232

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1965 BONNEVILLE 4-door hardtop. 81,000 miles. Original interior, teal, turquoise, BOB. $14,000/obo. Schuylerville 518-695-3349

1983 HONDA 250 Twin road bike, 5773 Original miles, new tires, excellent condition, $1200. 802-287-9519 1993 HONDA GOLDWING 1500SE. Ver y strong machine. $5800. Dorset, VT. 802-867-4408

1999 CHEV SUBN auto, 4WD, runs well, not a rust bucket, $1395. 518-6388978

Pickups, Trucks, Vans

2004 NISSAN SENTRA 4cylinder, 5-spd. 236,000 highway miles. Runs great, mechanically sound & wellmaintained. Body is rough. $1500/obo. 518-321-0566

1998 GMC 6500 TRUCK 197K, 3126 CAT, 16ft dump f l a t b e d . N ew f u e l p u m p, g o o d wo r k i n g c o n d i t i o n . $6500. 802-362-5232

2005 EQUINOX 163,723 miles. Runs. 2 sets of tires. Needs head gasket. Rust. $700. 802-325-2686

2001 2500 DURAMAX DIESEL 4x4, 244,420 miles. $6000. 802-468-3045

2012 FORD FUSION SE. Orig. owner, 4 cyl. auto. Pwr driver seat, windows, locks, moon roof. AM/FM radio w/ CD. Sirius, XM, SYNC, bluetooth enabled. Cr uise, 4 wheel ABS disc breaks. New tires 2015. 91,500 mi. $8000. 518-854-9275


2004 FORD F-150 1-owner, 132,000 miles. Some rust. $3500. 802-287-5858 2004 FORD RANGER XLT 4.0, 4WD, runs great, extended cab, 4 door, like new tires, extra set of rims, subwoofer, 143K. $5000. 518692-2325

FORD EXPLORER 1999 Eddie Bauer, 210K, no rust. Well maintained. $1800. 518692-7690

Manchester Newspapers 800.354.4232

2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN STS, black, all options, cold AC, 149,000 miles, runs great, $2500/obo. 802-362-0062

Campers/Trailers 2 0 0 1 3 0 ’ JAY C O t ow i n g package inc. $5500. 518499-2451

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*36 month Chrysler Capital Lease with approved credit, 25¢ per mile in excess of 10,000 MPY, $2,999 down plus tax, DMV and first payment due at signing, Must be returning lease or qualify for Conquest Lease.










*24 month Ally Lease with approved credit, 25¢ per mile in excess of 10,000 MPY, $2,999 down plus tax, DMV and first payment due at signing, Must be returning lease or qualify for Conquest Lease.

2016 RAM 1500 CREW CAB

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