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Briefs Castleton split over town office Lakes Region

Students seeking photo subjects

The Poultney Earth Fair is asking for your help in identifying anyone in town who has a good “green” idea and is acting upon it. Students will be photographing these people over the next few weeks for an exhibit called “The Faces of Poultney,” a wall of photos of people who are helping to make our community sustainable in big or modest ways. This exhibit will continue after the Fair and move to a Main Street location. The 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration is at Poultney High School on April 24 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. If you know of a candidate, please submit their name, contact information, and a sentence or two about what they do by March 15 to José Gálvez at 802287-9628 or galvezcontrerasj@ gmail.com

Two region fishing derbies called off The long, warm winter has claimed one of the region’s top ice-fishing weekends, as officials have called off the Benson Down-Home Derbies. The tournament has originally been scheduled for the first weekend of February was rescheduled for this weekend and has now been canceled for the year. The Frosty Derby was also scheduled for Sunday on Lake St. Catherine, but as of Wednesday afternoon, tournament officials were advising merchants not to sell any more tickets because the event was being called off.

By James Schubert

There is general agreement that something needs to be done with the Castleton town offices, soon, but the town is split on deciding what to do. The 200-year-old building on Main Street that housed the town offices and the police department until last year is in need of tender, loving care. The building, an early example of a brick row house, needs several major repairs, including mold, moisture in the basement, rot and wiring. There’s also the issue of bringing the building up to handicap accessibility and energy-efficiency standards. These issues forced the Town Offices and Police department to move, first to the Old Chapel at Castleton State College for six months, and now to a temporary building a mile down the road. There are two ideas on the drawing board: Gut the old building and renovate it, with a new layout and upgrades, or construct a new building with a fire station and police department attached. The proposed new building includes 4,000 square feet of town offices with an 800-squarefoot police station attached to the back, a 1,500 square-foot meeting area for a commons, for voting and Select Board meetings and a 7,000-squarefoot building to house the Fire Department. The emergency helicopter landing area, currently on the Castleton

Top area talent to perform at 'Mania' event

By James Schubert

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The Mettawee Community PTO is hosting its 12th annual Mettawee Mania: A Talent Extravaganza on March 10. Alumni of the community school and talent from around the region will delight attendees with magic, singing, comedy and dance, starting at 7 p.m. at the Mettawee Community School.

See MANIA, pg. 3

Elementary School grounds, would move to land adjacent to the proposed town building. “We really should house everything under one roof,” said Charles Jacien, Castleton’s town manager.

The new building will cost over $2 million, or approximately $60 for an average household per year for the life of the bond. Even though the old town hall building is described as

The historic town office building in Castleton is shown in this file photo. The town is asking voters to approve the construction, to be funded by a 20-year bond through the Vermont Municipal Bank, through an article on the town meeting ballot on Tuesday.

historic, the building itself has little history as a town hall, Jacien said. He also said Castleton has expanded away from the village center over the years, especially in the area near

Castleton corners to the west, where state routes 4A and 30 intersect off of Route 4. “It seems like putting the town hall a few blocks this way puts us in the middle of the activity in Castleton,” Jacien said, motioning with his hands toward the proposed construction site. There are concerns with the proposed site. Opponents note it is on a plot of land which has a 50 foot right of way going through the middle of it, and part of the site is on a floodplain. Of equal concern is maintaining the historic village as the center of the community. While the building is not separately listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the village district is. The second proposed solution is a complete renovation of the old town hall, keeping the exterior so it fits with the historic district. John Rehlen, a local businessman whose family owns and operates several of the retail buildings in the village, says the old town building should be stripped down to bare bricks and have the entire interior rebuilt. This would take care of the mold, moisture and wiring issues and expand the town offices to 6,000 square feet. In January, engineers from several firms were brought in to determine the structural stability of the building. They

See CASTLETON, pg. 2

Enjoy your 'sweetest' breakfast ever By Bill Toscano It’s not uncommon to head out on a weekend morning for an all-you-can-eat breakfast, and for the fourth time, the Middletown Springs Library has decided to throw a twist into that idea. “Librarians love to borrow ideas, and there was a library in the central part of the state that did a New England pie for breakfast event, so we borrowed it,” said librarian Kimberly Mathewson, who will spend Friday moving her bookshelves, bringing in tables and setting up a café for Saturday morning. If last year is any indication, she can

See PIE, pg. 2

Jenny Talke Munyak is prepared to serve some delicious pies Saturday for your breakfast enjoyment.

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An artist's rendering shows the proposed Castleton municipal, fire and police building. Voters will weigh in on a $2 million bond on the building on Town Meeting Day.

Castleton Continued from front page noted that the foundation and brick walls are in good shape after nearly 200 years. Rehlen said the proposed renovation would cost $750,000 before grants, although it does not include new lodgings for the police and fire departments. The current home of the Castleton Volunteer Fire Department on Elm Street also needs repairs. Others have placed the repairs at $1.1 mil-

lion, before any grants. Supporters of the renovations said the Fire Department is a separate issue. “The Fire Department is being held hostage in this issue.” Wenger Rehlen, John Rehlen’s son said. The grants in question are a $75,000 handicap accessibility grant from the State of Vermont and a $240,000 grant from The Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. The total after the grants comes to $435,000. “We think it’s a pretty strong argument to go ahead and do this.” Rehlen said.

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According to the foundation’s website, “It is the primary mission of the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation to provide assistance to various specified institutions in Castleton, Vermont and the immediate environs.” The Rehlens are active in the Donchian foundation and something of a side issue has arisen in the debate as to whether the grant is essentially an unfair lever for the supporters of the old town hall or if it is simply a fact of life in small-town Vermont that active citizens will tend to pop up in various places. The discussion over the building isn’t new. In early 2000, the Castleton Select Board brought the idea of renovating the old Main Street building up for discussion. This proposal was struck down at the town meeting. There will be an informational meeting on the ballot, including the town hall, on Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at Castleton State College’s Jeffords Center auditorium. Voting is by secret ballot from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, at the Fine Arts Center in the Prince Gallery, also at the college.

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Continued from front page expect about 100 people for “Wintertime Blues: Pie for Breakfast,” which runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the library this Saturday, March 3. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children four to 12, and free for those under four. Mathewson said the pies are thinly sliced so people can get plenty of samples. There will also be tea, coffee and juice. “We are a tiny library, so it’s very intimate,” said Mathewson, who is baking a chocolate silk pie. “We have good bakers in town. We got offered almost more pies than we can use. There’s a lot of support.” She expects a wide variety of standard pies, such as apple, and she said she has also heard of people planning to make lemon meringue and pecan pies. There will also be savory pies, such as quiches. “It has gone well. It is delicious, and we have lots of people come, and they are happy to help,” Mathewson said. “It’s really yummy.” Last year’s event brought in more than $600 for the library. For more information contact the library at 802-235-2435.


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Continued from front page “One of the exciting new attractions is Rod Hawkins and the fifth- and sixth-grade chorus,” said Linda Maness, who does public outreach for the Community School. Hawkins, director of this year’s Mettawee Mania, will join with the fifth- and sixth-graders for the first time at the event to sing Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up.” Also new this year is a magic act, performed by Mettawee students Sam Freeman and Guillermo Yescas. Katie Levasseur, crowned Miss Vermont in June, will host this year’s Mettawee Mania, keeping with the tradition of the event, and perform her dance routine from the Miss America talent competition. Many past students of Mettawee are returning to the school to perform, like singer Carrie-Anne Bell Smith and guitarist Thano Smith of Pawlet and dancer Abi Armstrong of Granville, NY. “Yeah, I’ve been in it since I was 4, every year.” Carrie-Anne said. Carrie-Anne will be singing “The Only Exception” by Paramore, with her brother Thano on acoustic guitar. There aren’t just student and local performers at the event, there are acts from folks from places like Whitehall, NY and Gary Sharon of Peru, Vt. Hawkins noted that they draw quite a radius for talent in the area. Michelle Petty, formerly of Pawlet, is also a former Mettawee student. She has been living in Nashville, Tenn., for the past year, where she is working at breaking into the music industry, Maness said, however, while she’s back home, she will be singing at Mettawee Mania. “It’s not a competition.” Hawkins said, “It’s an opportunity for the general public to

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Mettawee Community School student Jade Marantz and school nurse Mandy Mayer are just two members of the community slated to perform at “Mettawee Mania 2012, A Talent Extravaganza,” on Sat., March 10, 7 p.m. For tickets, call 802-645-9009. come and perform, or watch people perform acts.” Hawkins also noted that the event is a community event, not a school event, even though it does help to raise funds for the students and the PTO. The Mettawee Community PTO is hoping to raise funds from this event to offset the cost of printing the school’s full-color yearbook. Between acts, the sixth-graders will run a concession stand to gather funds for their annual trip to Boston. Tickets to Mettawee Mania 2012 are available now until March 9 at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet, Vt. They’re also available

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at the door on March 10 at 6 p.m. General admission is $7 for adults, students and seniors for $3, kids 3 and under can attend for free with an adult. In the past, the tickets have been known to sell out fast for this two-hour show, so organizers advise you to get your tickets while you can. The event has been known to draw over 400 people from the surrounding area; even during what Hawkins called a “screaming” ice storm 250 people still managed to make it to the talent extravaganza. For more info on this year’s Mettawee Mania, call the Mettawee Community School at (802) 645-9009.

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More than just produce at farmers' market

n West Pawlet market emphasizes local chefs as well as farmers By Bill Toscano

While its organizers still use the traditional phrase “farmers’ market,” the event held Fridays at the West Pawlet Fish and Game Club Building is only partly a farmers’ market. It’s also a community gathering and a chance to eat food grown and made by neighbors, a place for children to play and an opportunity to eat dinner with friends. “I think this is an awesome market, because it’s really a meeting place,” said Hadley Stock, owner of Pink Boot Farm in West Pawlet. “It’s a great place for local chefs to show off what’s going on.” Unlike a typical farmers’ market, there are usually few fresh fruits and vegetables and most of the stands are selling food that can be eaten

Hadley Stock, left, of Pink Boot Farm, serves dinner to Beth Kashner at the West Pawlet Fish & Game Club Building. right there or taken home to eat right away. “We wanted to be a familyfriendly dinner market,” said manager Helen Wood, whose family also sells maple syrup and fresh food from its Cookin’ Woods stand, which is overseen by her daughter, Jessi. “It’s the only market of its

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kind that we know of,” she said. “It’s also a producer-only market. You have to be selling your own product.” For example, Stock and her husband Mike raise the food she uses in her barbecue and other comfort foods she sells. In Wood’s case, the meatballs are from beef her family has raised and the maple syrup for the gravy comes from her

husband Bob’s trees. “We are fiercely local-food loyal here,” he said. “People around here really get it. A lot of us think the best way to get fresh food is to go local.” The indoor market will run from 4 to 7 p.m., though the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, then will move back outside from 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday. The indoor site is provided by Angela Miller and Russell Glover of Consider Bardwell, a local cheese producer. “Angela has been so gracious to us,” Wood said. “It’s great of her to let us use this site.” The building, across the street from the West Pawlet Fire Department, becomes warm and homey as several dozen people come in from the icy weather outside to shop and eat. “First, it’s indoors, the hours are great, and it’s all about location,” said Beth Kashner who sells her jewelry as Mixed Metal Media. “And you can get a nice dinner out.” One of the busier stands is Laurie Brooks’ Wayward

Goose Farm, which sells fresh pies by the slice or by the pie. She also sells mini-pies, though those often do not make it out of the building. Consider Bardwell is there with cheese and fresh eggs. Sissy’s Kitchen has hot foods and sweets, Eli Norman sells local crafts and Pine Woods Farm has hot dogs, hamburgers and other foods. Melissa Comar’s Pitchfork Preserves stand is very popular with visitors as well. “Using local fruits and vegetables is a big priority to us. Whenever possible we source our produce from organic local farmers. You can taste the difference,” said Comar, who makes and sells ketchup, cranberry ketchup, green tomato pickles, hot peppers and bread and butter pickles. She also has farm-fresh eggs. Comar said it’s the community orientation that makes the market. “It’s filled with good people, good vibes and good food,” she said. “It’s a local, hot, fresh meal. The community really shines.”

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MANCHESTER The Southern Vermont Ar ts Center in Manchester will offer a winter plein air workshop, “Snow Painting with Stapleton Kearns: Design and Color for Outdoor Painting,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 1 to 3. Information/registration: 802-362-1405, Ext. 10, or www.svac.org. MANCHESTER The following classes will be offered at Equinox Village in Manchester: Tai Chi for Seniors, 10 a.m. Thursdays, call Rich at 802-645-1960, or email rich@greenmountaintaichi.com; Chair Yoga, 2 p.m. Fridays, call Ali at 802-558-7764; and Zumba Gold at 9 a.m. Friday, March 2, call Kylee at 802-3624061, or www.zumbafitnessandrea.com. RUTLAND The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer a free program for men who’ve experienced a loss through death. A chili supper prepared by hospice volunteers will be served and participants will gain an understanding of the grieving process and its impact on everyday life. Meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning on March 1 and continuing March 15 and 29, April 12 and 26, and May 10 at the RAVNAH office, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. Registration is requested with Ann LaRocque at 802-770-1516.

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FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983. POULTNEY Meetings will be held as follows at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney: Sons of the American Legion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1; Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6; and regular Legion meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Information: 802-287-5229.

FRI 3/2 WHITEHALL The Whitehall Library is having a book sale for the next few weeks during the hours that the Library is open. Bring your own shopping bag and fill for $2.00 or buy a single book for a quarter. The sale is held downstairs in the children’s room. MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library at 48 West Road in Manchester invites visitors to take the Hunger Games Trivia Test for a chance to win free tickets to “The Hunger Games” movie. Information: 802-3622607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org. GRANVILLE AREA The Argyle, Granville and Hartford seniors are accepting reservations for a trip to see the Irish Rovers at Turning Stone in Verona, N.Y., on Friday, March 16. Cost: $89, including the show, buffet lunch and $15 gaming bonus. Pick ups will be made in Fort Edward, Argyle, Hartford and Granville. Information/reservations: Dot Barber at 632-5210. DORSET The Dorset Theatre

Festival is sponsoring its First Annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition for middle and high school students in the Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union. Nationally renowned playwrights will serve as judges, winners will be announced in September, and professional actors will perform the original works the third week in September. Interested students, educators and parents may call Faith Griffiths at 802867-2223, or email faith@ dorsettheatrefestival.org, for information. POULTNEY Friday, March 2, is the deadline to register for the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce’s “A Spotlight on Business Forum” that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Poultney Elementary School. Products and services offered by Poultney businesses will be showcased. Table space will be free for Poultney Chamber members and $50 for non-member businesses. Information/registration: Valerie Broughton at 802-287-2790, or Marylee Harris at 287-4114. GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to Lenten prayer services and soup and bread luncheons that will be held at noon on Fridays in Granville as follows: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bulkley Avenue, March 2; Trinity Episcopal Church, E. Main Street, March 9; Granville Baptist Church, Quaker Street, March 16; South G ra nv i l l e Congregational Church, Route 149, March 23; and United Church of Granville, Methodist Building on Church Street, March 30. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner. com. WELLS Adults and teens are encouraged to participate in Lenten Discussions that will be held at 5:30 p.m. on five Friday evenings beginning on March 2 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s Parish House off the green in Wells. Phyllis Tickle will lead the discussions on how Christianity has changed through the centuries. Information/registration: Rev. William Davidson at 518499-1850. GRANVILLE The Mettowee Valley Church will host a free Winter Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, in the gymnasium at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Featured will be games, prizes, live music, carnival food, face painting, balloon animals, and a large bouncy house for children of all ages and their families. Everyone will be welcome. GRANVILLE As part of the First Fridays series, the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water St. in Granville, will showcase furniture and sculptural objects created by O.Z. Sculptures from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Granville native Owen Z. Crawford and his wife, Neisja Crawford, use local materials like New York and Vermont slate, and Vermont wood, in their works. Food from the Wells Country Store also will be featured. Information: 518-6421417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org. RUTLAND Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre members will stage two one-act plays, “Save

Me A Place at Forest Lawn” and “Lemonade,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. March 4, at the Chaffee Art Center, 16 S. Main St. in Rutland. Save Me a Place features two one-act plays with four elderly women who possess both wisdom and humor, while Lemonade showcases two elderly matrons seeking relief from the boredom of middle age. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: 802-7750903, www.paramountlive.org, or at the Chaffee door. CAMBRIDGE “The Night of the Iguana” will be staged on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and 2 p.m. Sundays, from March 2 through 25 at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St. in Cambridge. Cost: $25; $22 members; $15 students; free subscribers. Also, there’ll be a pay-what-you-will rehearsal performance at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, and a Mexican Feast Opening Night Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, March 2. Information/tickets: 518-6772495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

SAT 3/3 GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Museum at 17 Water St. in Granville invites everyone to celebrate the area’s immigrant Welsh community and St. David’s Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. Sample traditional leek soup and cacen gri (Welsh cookies), and see the films, “How Green is My Valley” at 10 a.m. and “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain” at 2 p.m. Welsh-inspired children’s crafts and activities, too. Information: 518-642-1417, or www.slatevalleymuseum.org. GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main St. in Granville. Dr. Seuss will be the theme this week. Information: 518-642-2525. DORSET The Dorset Public Library will host an opening reception for an exhibition of work by artist Mark Tougias from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. Mark paints en plein air and in the studio, in Vermont and nearby Washington County. His paintings will be offered for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Free and open to all. Information: 802867-5774, or www.dorsetlibraryinfo.org. POULTNEY The Mettowee Valley Church will host a free Winter Carnival from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, in the gymnasium at Poultney High School. Featured will be games, prizes, live music, carnival food, face painting, balloon animals, and a large bouncy house for children of all ages and their families. Everyone will be welcome. S T R AT TO N M O U N TA I N “Marchdi Gras,” a Village Block Party, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Stratton Village. Food and drink vendors, live music, and more will be featured. Infor mation: 1-800-STRATTON, or www. Stratton.com. GRANVILLE The Knights of Columbus invite everyone to a Chicken Barbecue from 4:30


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Long Trail School, The Spiral Press Café and the Northshire Bookstore are proud to present Rock and Bowl on Saturday, March 3, 7 to 9 p.m. Local musicians -- including SoFar (showb above), students from BBA, Long Trail, and Maple Street School – of all ages will perform coffee-house style. Suggested minimum donation is $5.00. Proceeds go to the Community Food Cupboard. The Northshire will also be donating 10 percent of the sales revenues for that day to the Community Food Cupboard. For more information, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com. p.m. until sold out on Saturday, March 3, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Granville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9. MANCHESTER Gander Gallery at 4716B Main St. in Manchester will host an opening reception for an exhibition of work by fine art photographer Victoria Blewer and Vermont landscape artist Sabra Field from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. Free and open to all. Information: 802768-8396, or www.gandergallery.net. MANCHESTER The Third Annual Rock & Bowl event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, in the Spiral Press Café at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Local musicians from the SoFar band, Burr and Burton Academy, and the Long Trail and Maple Street schools will perform in coffeehouse style. Cost: $5 suggested minimum donation to benefit the Community Food Cupboard. And, the bookstore will donate 10 percent of all March 3 sales revenue to the cupboard. RUTLAND The Pennsylvania State University School of Music will present “Essence of Joy,” an upbeat concert of AfricanAmerican spirituals and gospel music, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Grace Church, 8 Court St. in Rutland. The Grace Church, Castleton State College, and Mill River Union High School choir, chorale and chorus respectively also will perform. Cost: Free-will offering. Information: 802-775-4301.

SUN 3/4 WHITEHALL The Tyke’s Kids Fishing Derby will be held from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at South Bay in Whitehall. Each child will receive a prize for coming out and there’ll be hot dogs, hamburgers and soda. Monetary donations in support of the derby will be appreciated. Information/to donate: Elaine Phillips at 518-282-0034. DORSET The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert will host a “Starting the Conversation” event to discuss end-of-life preparations at noon on Sunday,

March 4, at the church, off Route 30 at 143 Church St. in Dorset. Cynthia D. Yee, spiritual advisor and chaplain with the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, will lead the discussion that will include advance directives, medical treatment, and hospice care. Information: 802-867-2260, or email dorsetchurch@gmail.com. CASTLETON The Friends of the Castleton Free Library will host a Science Pub event at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at the Lakehouse Pub and Grille on Route 30 in Castleton. Mark Fox, biology professor at Castleton State College, will speak on “Gender Development and its controversy in humans.” Free and open to all. Information: 802-468-5574, or www.castletonfreelibrary.org/friends.

MON 3/5 MANCHESTER The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 5, at the Wilburton Inn in Manchester. The regional legislative delegation and representatives from the Vermont State Chamber of Commerce will brief attendees on ongoing issues related to budget, health care, education and economic incentives. Audience questions will be answered. Cost: $20; $15 chamber members. Reservations are required at 802-362-6313. RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

TUES 3/6 MANCHESTER Lini Mazumdar from Anjali Farm in South Londonderry will lead an Indian Home Cooking Class from 5:45 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, at the Klonsky residence in Manchester. Learn how to cook a simple Indian meal using fresh, local herbs, followed by a seated dinner with wine. Cost: $65. Preregistration is required with

RUTLAND Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar will speak on “The History of Herbal Medicine in America” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Rosemary will explain the past and current significance of “herbalism” and what the early American pioneers relied on for health and healing. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or Vermont Humanities Council at 802-262-2626.

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Notice Due to the odd weather, many events, particularly outdoor ones, remain in flux. Please check with the organizers before you go. For instance, the geology hike to the Mt. Equinox landslide originally scheduled for March 3 has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 10, at 9 a.m. The updated notice: MANCHESTER The Equinox Preservation Trust and the Mountain Goat store will offer a hike to explore the geology of Mt. Equinox and its underlying hydrology with Dave DeSimone of De Simone Geoscience Investigations on Saturday, March 10. Meet at 9 a.m. at the West Union Street red gate parking lot in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Rick LaDue at 366-1400, or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

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Kids fishing derby on for 36th year, barely By Derek Liebig During its 36-year history, Tyke’s Kids Fishing Derby has had to endure all sorts of weather. Last year, rain and sleet made for a soggy day, and in 2010 warm temperatures forced anglers to fish with rod and reel from the pier. This year the biggest obstacle to the event, which will be held on Sunday, hasn’t been the weather, but a lack of support. Elaine Phillips, who has organized the event with her husband Thomas since the derby’s founder, Stephen “Tyke” Phillips, died in 2008, said the event relies on donations and they just haven’t been

there this year. “Things are rough. We aren’t getting the donations we normally get,” Phillips said. She said organizers usually receive around $1,000 in donations that they use to purchase food, raffle items, and prizes, which every participating child receives. But as of last week, donations for this year’s event had topped out at $400, leaving Phillips and her family with the burden of having to dip into their pockets to make up the difference. She said the economy is probably playing a part, and the lack of winter weather could have

some people wondering if the event is going to happen this year, but without more donations in the future, a three-and-a-halfdecade tradition on South Bay in Whitehall, NY, could come to an end after this year. “We appreciate everyone who has donated. We couldn’t do it all without it,” Phillips said. “We would like to continue to have it. It could last for a long time if we get the donations we need.” The event was first held in 1976 and during its heyday attracted anywhere from 50 to 100 people. Stephen Phillips, who owned a

small bait shop on the corner Clinton Street and Broadway, in Whitehall started the event as a way to encourage local children to get out and enjoy fishing. After he died four years ago, his family has picked up the mantle and the event has endured. “It’s gone from generation to generation,” Phillips said, adding that her granddaughter participated in the event as a youngster and today her two young children participate. “It’s always been a good enjoyable day. It’s nice to see the kids out there having fun.” This year’s event will be held from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the vicini-

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Bowlathon helps with Irene relief Green Mountain Insurance Professionals sponsored a Bowlathon recently that raised $1,122 to go towards the local Red Cross disaster relief fund to help victims of Tropical Storm Irene. The Bowlathon was at the Rutland Bowlerama. The success of the event was largely underwritten by donations from Co-Op Insurance Companies, New England Excess Exchange, Progressive Insurance, CRDN, Disaster Recovery, G.W. Savage, Paul Davis Systems of Southern VT, Portland Glass, and ServPro of Burlington. Foster said, “Those of us working in the insurance and insurance related industries saw the

widespread devastation from Irene and wanted to do something to show our support of those that were so unfortunate to have lost so much,” Foster said. For anyone who would like to help, donations should be sent to the American Red Cross at 117 Strongs Ave., Rutland, VT 057014497 with the note that the donations are to be used for the local Disaster Relief Fund. GMAIP offers professional education and leadership development so members can gain industry knowledge, leadership skills and the confidence to successfully advance in the insurance industry. For more information, see www.gmaip.org.

March 11th, Rutland, Vermont Symphony Orchestra performs

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March 13th, Rutland, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce

presents the Annual BusinessShow at the Holiday Inn, Route 7, 4-7:30 p.m. open to the public, over 85 exhibitors displaying products and services from the Rutland Region, $3 admission fee, door prizes and free parking, for more information call 802-773-2747.

Cecil Foster, president of Green Mountain Insurance Professionals, presents a check for Tropical Storm Irene relief to Debbie Lee from the Rutland branch of the American Red Cross.

March 18th, Rutland, The Chaffee Art Center will host

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Early start to maple season around region By Bill Toscano Throughout the Lakes Region and into Washington County, NY, maple-sugar producers are off a fast start and fervently hoping the weather will turn an early start into a long season. “We’ve been really busy with sugaring,” said Kevin Ruane of K&S Ruane Maple Sugar Farm in Tinmouth. “We’ve boiled over 300 gallons, and we’ve still got about 3,800 taps to put in. “ Pam Green at Green’s Sugar House in Poultney is also pleased with the beginning of the season. “We boiled Friday for the first time. We were a little slow getting started, but it’s going pretty well,” she said. “It’s still pretty cold over here, down in the teens at night, so I figure we are getting a good re-charge, which is not a bad thing.” Last year was one of the best in recent memory for local maple-sugar producers, and this year could be even better – depending, as always, on the weather. “It’s the same thing every year,” said Matt Rathbun of Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House on the Granville-Whitehall border. “You don’t know how it’s going to be until the end, but I think it’s going to be a good year “It’s going to be hard to top last year,” Rathbun said. “It was phenomenal.” Green said her first batch of syrup was a very light-colored medium grade. “It had sat for about three days before we got to it,” she said. “But it was really, really good. Now we will move on to making the fancy (grade). Green said she and her husband have all their taps out. Ruane still has tapping to do, but is looking forward to the season, because last year the snow on his land got so deep it was difficult to get to all the trees, and he was still coping with rebuilding his sugar house, which had burned down the year before. “We did 1,530 gallons last year, and there were 1,887 trees we never tapped,” he said. “We are hoping for 2,200 to 2,500 gal-

Dinner and raffle A basket raffle and spaghetti dinner to benefit MaKenzee Brown will held on Saturday, March 31 at American Legion Post 39 in Poultney. MaKenzee was born very sick and has spent time at Boston Children’s Hospital and C H A D - C h i l d r e n’s Hospital at Dartmouth for her illness. Proceeds from the event will be used to cover some of the expenses related to her treatment. Doors for the basket raffle will open at 10:30 a.m. and drawings will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Patrons don’t need to be present to win. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets for the meal cost $10.

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Like most of the region’s maple-syrup producers, Matt Rathbun got off to an early start and is very pleased with the beginning of the season. The weather is the key to the rest of the season, he said. lons this year. This is the earliest I have ever boiled.” Veteran maple-sugar producer Vernon Scribner of Whitehall is really happy with this year so far. “We got off to a good start,” Scribner said, noting he was able to start tapping his trees

Feb. 11 and was boiling sap Feb. 18, the earliest he’d been able to do either. “We’re on track to make more in February than we ever have before.” Scribner described the sap run as fair so far, but “it’s running a little every day.” As always, Scribner talked

Maple weekend around the corner By Bill Toscano Not only will local residents soon get a chance to peek inside the work of maple producers, they will also be able to taste the results of that maple sugaring. Two maple weekends are scheduled in New York for March 17 and 18 and March 24 and 25. Local farms taking part in the event include Grottoli’s Maple in Granville, Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House on the Granville/Whitehall line, Dry Brook Sugar House , Wild Hill Maple and Mapleland Farms in Salem, Rascher’s Sugar House in Shushan, Highland Maple Farm in Argyle, and Sugar Mill Farm in Greenwich. Farms will be open from 10

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a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be running tours, and several sites will be hosting pancake breakfasts. In Vermont, maple farms in Rutland and Bennington counties will hold a single-weekend open house on March 24 and 25. “We’re going to be serving free pancakes,” said Kevin Ruane of K&S Ruane Maple Farm. “We are hoping a lot of people will come out and see us.” Green’s Sugar House in Poultney, which has been producing maple syrup on the same site since the late 1600s, will also be open for tours, Other local sugar houses involved that weekend include Wood Family Sugar House in Poultney.

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about the weather. “This is the driest February I have ever seen,” he said, prior to the weekend’s precipitation. “We need some moisture.” Scribner, who finished tapping trees last week, said the sweetness of the syrup he has produced is about average and

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that the sap is boiling at an average rate – 40 to 43 gallons to produce one gallon of maple syrup. He will continue gathering sap as long as it runs. David Campbell of Mapleland Farms in Salem also got off to a good start, and he sees one thing that is definitely better than last year. “It’s a lot easier working in the woods with no snow,” he said. “We’re hoping for a long season.” The long-range weather forecast, running into next week, is just what the maple syrup producers are hoping for – freezing temperatures at night with the thermometer rising well above freezing during the day. The cold nights, followed by warmer days, help the sap run better. Additional snow cover would help as well. The crucial number for the temperature is 60 degrees, according to Rathbun. “Once you get up above 60 for a couple of days, the trees start to bud, and that’s the end of the sap run,” he said. “That’s exactly it,” Campbell added. “We need some freezing nights to keep it going. “Nice cool nights and no days above 60.” Rathbun hopes for at least another month of the sap run. “Getting to April 1 is always great,” he said. “Last year, we didn’t end until April 10 or 12.

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Pawlet Library's Mardi Gras mystery revealed Editor's note: For those readers who have been following the Pawlet Library's Mardi Gras mystery clues but couldn't attend the event, here's how the New Orleans society adventure turned out: Dolores Luebke from the Pawlet Public Library reports turnout was high as revelers in attendance solved the Mardi Gras Mystery Dinner at the Barn Restaurant on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21. The mystery unfolded with the discovery of a scroll with an anonymous message for Amanda Gray. The scroll and notes from Miss Gray’s diary from Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 14 were published previously, so this is the unwinding of the clues for those not able to be present at the dinner. Private investigator Rex Jefferson divulged his findings at the Mardi Gras celebration: (1) The scroll indicates that the key to the chest belonged to a mutual ancestor and is held by one of Amanda’s relatives: (2) Abigail Lee is a relative of Amanda’s as she attended the family dinner in Clue #1. She discovered the name of the maker of the chest and the key in Clue#3. The key maker revealed that only one key to the chest was ever made and Abigail does not possess the key. (3) Maria Theresa Del Gato is identified as a cousin in Clue #2. Maria had been searching for the key before she left the estate in Clue #3. If she had found it, she would have used the jewels to pay her own debts. She does not possess the key. (4) Randal Radcliff is related to Amanda Gray as he attended the family dinner in Clue #1. He would like to increase his influence over the management of the estate by demanding a marriage of Amanda and his nephew,

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Librarian Beth Kashner attended the Pawlet Public Library's Mardi Gras event in costume as socialite Desiree La Luna. Beauregard Montgomery. In Clue #3, Randal sent a note on Beau’s behalf asking Amanda for the first waltz at the ball. He would not relinquish the key if he had it unless Amanda agreed to marry Beau. (5) Beau Montgomery is not a blood relation of Amanda Gray. He is Randal Radcliff ’s nephew by marriage. Beau presented Desiree LaLuna with a 30 karat diamond engagement ring at Mardi Gras. (6) Desiree La Luna has been shunned by Amanda Gray. She is considered an outcast by New Orleans society because she is a

stage actress. Amanda sees Desiree frequently but refuses to acknowledge her. Desiree holds the key to Amanda’s future. Miss Gray’s problems were resolved when Desiree La Luna gave Amanda the key and she opened her ancestor’s jewelry chest. Enclosed in the chest was a letter from Amanda’s mother as well as the family heirloom jewels. It read: “My dearest daughter, It grieves me to leave you struggling to maintain the plantation; however, you are not the only person I was obliged to protect. Our beloved Dixie has been lost and

Science Pub discussion on gender Mark Fox will discuss the story of gender development and controversy in humans at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at the Iron Lantern Restaurant in Castleton. The lecture, which is titled

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we must struggle through our defeat. Since you are reading this letter, you have received the key to my locked jewelry chest from your cousin. Desiree, has saved the plantation. In exchange for the dangers she faced in couriering information across enemy lines, she only asked that our family estate be saved from foreclosure. President Davis provided the funds which paid the mortgage in full. All transactions took place during the glory days of our Confederacy and are legal under the laws of the Union as well. The discharged

mortgage is in this chest as well as the family heirloom jewels. Desiree was assisted in her role by a Capt. Beauregard Montgomery of the Confederate Army. I believe she has developed a deep affection for him. Please help them to regain their place in society. Your loving mother, Agatha Gray” The mystery cast was Adelle Seamans (Amanda Gray), Ray Duquette (Beau Montgomery), Beth Kashner (Desiree LaLuna), Jay Luebke (Rex Jefferson), Bernadette Hoffman (Abigail Lee), Kelly Ahlfeld (Maria Theresa Del Gato, Glenn Munson (Randal Randolph), and Dolores Luebke (Portia Smithfield, author and narrator). The Pawlet Public Library would like to thank all those who supported and attended this fundraising event. We are grateful to Mark and Margaret McChesney of the The Barn Restaurant along with their staff who provided a superb New Orleans buffet, a warm atmosphere and terrific service. Special thanks to local musicians, Marc Edwards of West Pawlet, Jack McChesney of Pawlet and Jamie Gates of Manchester. Their music enhanced the revelry and delighted the revelers. We are especially grateful to our local newspapers for carrying the mystery; besides our local supporters, people journeyed from Wallingford, Bennington and Montpelier to discover who held the key. Congratulations to James Glick of Pawlet who identified Desiree LaLuna and held the prize winning ticket for gift certificates to The Barn Restaurant and Barnes & Noble plus a box of Priscilla’s Sweet Shop chocolates.

Twig remembers C.J. Richards I have always been fascinated by the people who work their tails off and make their childhood dreams come true. First, as a kid I got to watch my dad as his big brother ( a foreman) placed him in a position to learn every machine, as he quickly caught on to the process of publishing a newspaper as they both toiled in the composing room of the Rutland Herald. From there he worked two jobs at once to save monies to purchase the weekly Fair Haven Era that he had worked at in high school. Number two, Rueben St. John an all-around printer for my Dad. After the fire that destroyed the Era office, all he ever wanted was to return a local weekly to Fair Haven. Seventeen years later he promoted and prospered with his “promoter.” Number three, his kid brother, Tommy St. John, started up

a sporting goods store and purchased E.A. Mallory store where he had worked in high school where he operated St. John’s sporting goods. Number four, C.J. Richards. In the early 1950s every kid in Fair Haven and the surrounding area spent Sunday summer afternoons at the Fairmont Speedway, glued to the spills and thrills of auto racing. C.J. caught the bug and the young West Haven farm kid saved up his bucks, bought a piece of land on an excellent location (22A North) and oh, did he prosper at his “Devil’s Bowl.” He purchased another track in Albany and once again he worked his magic once again. Today his legacy lives on and if you go to the Albany track you will find his kids in charge. God bless C.J. Richards. I wonder what he’s scheming right now?

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Employment Overdevest Nurseries, LP Bridgeton, NJ 55 Order Pullers Needed Individuals with at least three months of recent nursery experience, versed in a range of proper plant names and sufficiently familiar with plant identification so as to timely pull orders for delivery trucks. Must be capable of frequent lifting of plants up to 50 lbs. (occasionally heavier with assistance) and willing to do other assignments. Employment is temporary from March 1 to November 29, 2012 with pay rate of $10.34 per hour. Hours: M-F 7:30 to 5:00 pm, Sat 7:30 to 12:00 noon with overtime March through June. All required tools provided at no cost. For non-commuting workers, company provided housing is available. In bound travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the contract period. Guarantee of ¾ of contract hours to those who complete season. Additional benefits available after continued employment. Interested applicants should contact: New York State Dept of Labor Building 12, Room 266B State Office Campus Albany, New York 12240 (518) 457-7001 Attn:H-2A Coordinator Job Order #NJ0809359 or the One-Stop Career Center in Vineland, New Jersey (856) 696-6600.

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TICONDEROGA MILL will be accepting applications for the entry level laborers position on Tuesday, March 6th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ticonderoga Fire House on Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, NY. A short interview will be conducted at the time an applicant submits his/her application. To be considered for employment, applicants will be invited and must successfully complete International Paper’s Pre-Employment AON Testing, which will be scheduled after candidate successfully completes the applicant process. International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (M/F/D/V)

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Carpentry

Legal Services

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Gravel Screened & Unscreened Topsoil, Mason Sand Arxx Systems & Foundations, Waterproofing 35 Yrs. Exp. Insured, Local Professional Contractor, Friendly Free Estimates

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

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Buying Selling Hiring Renting For all your classified needs call 800-354-4232

SCHUYLERVILLE Suitable for 1 or 2 adults only, large 1bdrm, downstairs, $600/mth +utilities. 518-695-4721 WHITEHALL 1bdrm +den, $595/mth includes heat, off street parking, W/D hook-up, references/security, no pets. 518-861-5868

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS Apartments

Homes

CEDARS SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY Take a Tour Weds 12:30pm! Off Bay St, Queensbury! 518-832-1701.

BENSON 3bdrm, 2 bath, fully renovated, village setting, $1250/mth +utilities. 802537-3978

Brokers WE PURCHASE All types of real estate! Call Bill at Gilbert Realty today! 802-265-8834

For Sale HAVE PROPERTY TO SELL OR RENT? Include a picture! Display Ad $44! NY & VT Coverage! Reach 47,820 households! Call for details! 518-642-1234

CEDARS SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY Take a Tour Weds 12:30pm! Off Bay St, Queensbury! 518-832-1701. GRANVILLE New 3BR, wood floors, yard, barn storage. WD hookups, $650. 1st, sec., ref., 732-337-6417.

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WHITEHALL 3bdrm S. Williams St, W/D hookup, HUD approv. Sec/Ref $700/mth. Avail now. 802-287-5549

GREENWICH 1BR, upstairs, hardwood flrs, cable available, $550/mth, security. No pets. 518-692-7726

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

Vacation/ Recreational WA R M W E AT H E R I S YEAR ROUND In Ar uba. The water is safe, and the dining is fantastic. Walk out to the beach. 3-Bedroom weeks available: Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, & Oct. 14, 2011. Sleeps 8. $2500. Call Carol at 978-371-2442 or email: carolaction@aol.com

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Call today to advertise! 1 (800) 354-4232


16 • The Lakes Region FreePress • March 2, 2012 Autos

Autos

Autos

Autos

Autos

Auto Wanted

Four-Wheel Drive

1973 CADILLAC ELDORADO 2dr, good condit ion, needs alter nator, asking $1750. 518-499-9190

1 9 9 1 C O RV E T T E C O N VERTIBLE black. Show car. Mint cond. Low mi. A must see. $11,500. 518-642-0790

1995 GST MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE Turbo, 4cyl, 27 MPG, minor repairs needed, $1500/obo. 518-282-9972

2004 TOYOTA SCION XB 4 door, 110,000 miles, good condition, $7000/obo. 518642-3230

1976 CORVETTE STINGRAY 350, 4spd. Black lift off tops orig mi. 78K. $10,900/ obo. 518-753-2376

1991 FIREBIRD 6 cyl, 118K, $2200. Call 518-796-8265.

1997 HONDA CIVIC DX 5 speed, great gas mileage, good condition, black, asking $2147. 518-677-5846

1999 VOLKSWAGON PASSAT Red, no rust, good interior, new stereo system, 195K, asking $2800. 518879-5287

DONATE YOUR CAR & Receive FREE $2,000 Grocery Savings Coupons. IRS Tax Deductible. FREE Tow. All Cars. Any Condition. 1-855CURE-KIDS (1-855-2873543). Visit www. ACureforKids.org

2006 EDDIE BAUER Ford Explorer, 4WD, 3rd row seat, tow pkg, loaded, 94K, new tires last season. $12,900/ obo. 518-692-9875

6 IN STOCK! STOP BY AND CHECK THEM OUT!

2000 LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1-owner, in excellent condition. $4400. 518-588-4585

2007 TOYOTA CAMRY Exc. cond. A/T, 4dr,loaded! Good gas mileage. Asking $11,500/obo. 802-446-3036

2000 SUBARU FORESTER 217,000 well maintained mi. Clean & solid, no issues. $2500. 802-273-2837

2007 TOYOTA YARIS 4dr, 102,000 miles, clean, 40 MPG, stick shift, $6800. 518854-3959

2001 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Laredo, auto V6, 120k, GC, $5900/OBO 518-499-1538

2008 AUDI Q4 previous purchased maintenance package transferred with car. 43K, still under warranty, fully loaded, sunroof, $23,500/ obo. 802-235-2765

2001 MERCURY COUGAR 118K, 5-speed, 4 cyl. Runs good. $2500. 518-854-3625

Built for you from the ground up! The MV-1 is the only factory-built vehicle that meets or exceeds the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) vehicle guidelines.

1258 STATE ROUTE 29, GREENWICH, NY 12834

2002 BUICK RENDEZVO U S M a r o o n , AW D, 3 seats, new tires, 95K. Many extras. $5500. 518-879-5287 2002 MAZDA 626 4dr, very good condition, must sell! $2100. 518-683-6891 2004 CADILLAC DHS, 78K, navy/tan leather. Fully loaded. sunroof, A/C seats, backup sensors. 802-558-3402

Auto Wanted CASH FOR CARS: Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not, Sell you Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: 1-800-871-0654 DONATE YOUR VEHICLE LOVE IN THE NAME OF C H R I S T. Fr e e Tow i n g & Non-Runners Accepted. 800549-2791 Help Us Transform Lives In The Name Of Christ.

SELL YOUR CAR, TRUCK O R S U V TO DAY ! A l l 5 0 states, fast pick-up and payment. Any condition, make or model. Call now 1-877-8188 8 4 8 , w w w. M y C a r f o r Cash.net

Boats 1 2 ’ A L U M I N U M S TA R CRAFT fishing boat w/trailer/ new tires; 15HP Johnson outboard, Minnkota trolling motor, fish finder, new battery. Exc cond. $1750/obo. Call Clarke @ 518-642-1063, 802-287-4137, 518-791-7579 cell 2005 CRESTLINER 1850 Spor t Fish. EC, complete package, w/extras, $12,500. 518-692-2367 or 518-5738115

Campers/Trailers 2001 MONACO DIPLOMAT 38PBD 51.9K mi. Exc cond. Many extras. 518-584-2097 2 0 0 3 1 6 X 9 C A R G O P RO motorcycle trailer. Aluminum, holds 2 bikes. Single axle. $5,750. 518-753-6048 2008 FLAGSTAFF/SHAMROCK FLT19 Ends pop out, fully loadd, brand new conditon, used 2x, $13,900. 802855-1616 or 802-417-1984

2006 F250 4X4 35k miles reg. cab, like brand new, $13,500/obo., 5.4 gas eng. 6sp standard. 518-695-3170 95 FORD F-250 Diesel 7.3, 4x4, 170K, utility box/ladder rack, needs oil pump, truck only $1250/obo, truck w/box, rack $2250/obo. 802-6834163 or 802-273-2786

Motorcycles 1990 HD FXRS 1300cc, new tires, $7000. 802-325-3127 1 9 9 9 YA M A H A Y Z F 6 0 0 14,000 miles, cover, helmet, Joe Rocket jacket, $2500. 802-287-2285 2001 HD ROAD KING, Electronic ignition, pipes & back rest/rack, 8000 miles, $11,500. 802-325-3127 2 0 0 3 H O N DA S H A D OW ACE 750CC, 10,100 miles, great condition. Must sell. $3200/obo. Call or text 518361-9056 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON Ultra Classic, $12,000. 802770-2292

ATV’s /Snowmobiles 2 P O L A R I S S N OW M O BILES 1998 & 1999. Nice sleds! $3,000/obo. 518-7919741

Commercial Equipment

2 0 0 5 H O N DA AT V T R X 2 5 0 T E 2 5 0 C C Ye l l o w . $1700. 518-692-7916 or 518-692-9698

1998 GMC BUCKET truck, Mobark 12” chipper, $26,000 or will trade for mini excavator. 518-361-4049

2005 YAMAHA VENTURE snowmobile, low miles, 600cc, 2 up. $4500. 802-2351068 after 5 pm

Classic & Antiques

2010 FRONTRUNNER 800,S side-by-side U.T.V., w/top, windshield & winch. $7,600. 802-645-1925

1977 CORVETTE STINGR AY L o o k s a n d s o u n d s great. T-tops, 4speed, engine chrome, 350 motor, new Cooper tires, 94K, asking $15,500. 518-677-3448

4-WHEELER KAZUMA 150CC, auto, Honda motor. Like new! $750. 518-692-8611

1987 VW GTI convertible 5 yr old project 1992 Volvo 940 GL w/150K. Florida car, need nose. 802-273-2837 1 9 8 8 B U I C K R E AT TA Looks & r uns great, new tires, brakes, & tuneup, never run in the winter, asking $2490/obo. 802-273-2647 1990 MERCURY GRAND PRIX Southern car, flawless, 85,447 miles, $1995. 802325-3081

Farm Equipment JOHN DEERE 2030 DIESEL Starts and runs good, good paint, wide front, 3pt power steer ing/brakes, $6200. 518-695-6180

Four-Wheel Drive 1 9 9 5 J E E P C H E RO K E E SPORT looks good, runs good, manual transmission. $1850. 802-265-3129 1996 TOYOTA T100 4x4, 6cyl, auto, $2500. 518-6869395 1997 CHEVY BLAZER 4WD, auto transmission, only 110,000 mi. Good cond. $3,000/obo. 518-499-0541 1997 FORD F150 New engine, rear end, tire rod ends, brake lines, $2000/obo. 518681-2074 1998 FORD EXPLORER Eddie Bauer Edition, 5.0L, V8, fully loaded, 4WD, no rust, runs great. 110K miles. $4,500. 518-677-5544 2001 CHEVY S10 Auto, V6, all new tires, high miles. Runs great, no rust. $3500. 518-854-9131 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 4WD, 4.8L, 65K miles, great shape, good tires, asking $9600. 802-2658645 ext 23. 2004 DODGE DAKOTA 4x4 extended cab, auto, runs & looks good, 125K, $4200. 518-695-6180

SNOWMOBILE TRAILER 10’X8’ w/sides & headboard, tilt, mint. $850. 518-642-1293 SUZUKI 700 QUAD better than new. Upgrades, power accessories, low miles/ hours. $5400. 802-265-7921

Tires, Parts, Accessories 1947 FORD TRUCK parts, front fenders, r unning boards, grill, hood, bumper. All for $125/obo. 518-4992782

Pickups, Trucks, Vans 1987 DODGE RAM 1 ton Rack truck, great condition, standard 4spd floor shift, big V8 engine w/63,000 original miles. Just need room. $5000. 518-638-9000 1 9 9 0 F O R D F 3 5 0 VA N 86,000 orig. miles. $1750. 518-692-9906 1993 FORD 150 Truck, stand a r d , d e p e n d a bl e , r u n s great, new shocks. $1,500 518-664-9894 w 518-6648710 2000 DODGE RAM Spor t 1500. Loaded. New tires. In excellent condition. $10,500/ obo. 518-686-5953 2002 DODGE DAKOTA SLT extended cab, 4x4, 58K, V6, long bed, alum. diamond plate tool box, good rubber/ cond. $8500. 802-645-9752 2002 FORD F250 super duty, V-8, 4WD, Auto, 98k miles, $10,500. 802-2875242 after 5pm. 87 F350 DUMP TRUCK 90,000 miles, too many new parts to list, very little rust, box great condition, $2500. 802-683-4163

PLACE YOUR AD TODAY!!


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18 • The Lakes Region FreePress • March 2, 2012

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