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The Islander, July 12, 2016 Page 1
They’re Back!
Lipizzan Stallions Return to the
Champlain Islands!
After a seven year absence, the Royal Lipizzan stallions have return to
Knight Point State Park in North Hero. Friday and Saturday Shows begin at
6:00 pm. Sunday shows start at 4:00 pm.
The Lipizzan stallions are part of a tradition that was founded in the 16th
century for the exclusive use of the Hapsburg Royal family of Austria and
were the pride of the Hapsburg Empire. The breed, unquestionably the rarest, most aristocratic breed of horses in the world, was first established by
Archduke Charles at Lipizzan, now part of Yugoslavia and only a few hundred
of the magnificent animals ever existed at any one time.
The mere fact that the Lipizzan stallions are here today is somewhat of
a minor, or perhaps major, miracle. During the Russian advance of WWII,
General George Patton, a lover of horses and this breed in particular, led
a clandestine mission to rescue the horses. Along with Gen. Patton, Colonel Ottomar Herrmann, Sr. smuggled the horses out from far behind enemy
lines, riding at night and hiding by day. “We moved out into the night with
nothing,” recalled Herrman, “only a handful of horses”. The Lipizzans they
saved under the protection granted by Gen. Patton were “more precious
than jewels”, he declared. The celebrated escape was recounted in the Walt
Disney movie, “Miracle of the White Stallions”.
After bringing the animals to the United States, Col. Herrmann, joined by
two subsequent generations of Herrmanns, created an American renaissance of classical equitation. His family maintains a 200 acre ranch in Myakka City, Florida that enables them to ensure the propagation of this extraordinary breed.
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Lipizzans are genetically a type of gray. They are born dark, black-brown
and gradually lighten until they become white – a process that usually takes
six or more years. They are a sturdy horse, known for its strong body, large
eyes and small ears. They average between 14.2 and 15.2 hands making
them not an unusually tall horse but ones with powerful shoulders and
muscular legs.
The stallions are often called “the dancing horse” because they move
in unison and perform classical dressage movements during their performances.
Performances are every Friday Saturday and Sunday from July 8 through
August 7. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 6:00 pm. Sunday shows start
at 4:00 pm. Tickets will be available at the gate, at A&B Supermarket in
Grand Isle or by calling 802-372-8389.Location: 44 Knight Point Rd
The Lipizzan Stallions on opening night, July 8 at Knight Point State Park, North Hero. Photo credit: Raven Schwan-Noble
Perfect Evening for Fireworks
Thousands attended the 11th Annual Grand Isle County Fireworks Extravaganza at Knight Point State Park on Sunday. The evening was cool with a slight breeze which
kept the humidity and mosquitoes away. Folks, from as far away as Colorado, arrived early to picnic and enjoy the music of Jimmy T and The Cobras. This joyful evening
in honor of our 240th birthday was sponsored by the Island Center for Arts and Recreation, a community-based nonprofit that promotes cultural event in the region.
.Part of the large crowd on the western lawn at
Knight Point State Park
Jimmy T takes a break to visit with his grandson Derrick Cleland, from Alburgh.
All the way from Golden, Colorado the Ahmed/Wiser family had a blast.
Grand Isle Sheriff’s Department Adds Bigger
Boat to Marine Division
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The Grand Isle County Sheriffs Department has added a 24-foot aluminum motorboat to its inventory to help
with marine patrols along with emergency search and rescue operations on Lake Champlain.
Sheriff Ray Allen said the vessel is capable of launching in very rough water or storms for emergency calls. The 24-foot boat has twin 200 horsepower engines. It also has a thermal imaging camera and a radar system. The thermal imaging camera can detect a heat source, including those from a human, for up to a half-mile
away, he said. The sheriffs department also will be able to use its drone to fly high above the lake searching for missing
swimmers, overturned boats and others in distress. The boat also has two sections that will allow for getting
injured persons easily out of the water or for SCUBA divers going in or out. The department, which is the chief law enforcement agency in the county, also has an 18-foot fiberglass
boat, obtained in 2012, and two jet skis. Each of those vessels has special capabilities for search and rescue,
Allen said.
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Grand Isle County Sheriff Ray Allen works on the new 24-foot aluminum motorboat that his department is
using this summer for marine patrols along with and emergency search and rescue calls.
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The 24-foot boat became available for use by the sheriffs department after the Vermont State Police obtained a new vessel, Allen said. He said the transfer of the boat had been in the works for some time with
Vermont State Police Sgt. J. R. Underhill, longtime commander of the state’s marine division. Underhill and
Allen had discussed making increased resources available for Grand Isle County.
Allen said the boat transfer came this summer after Underhill retired following a 28-year career with the
state police. During his career he spent 15 years in the marine division, including seven as its statewide commander. The state police marine division has about two dozen boats spread across Vermont and is involved in
enforcement and education.
“We have an excellent working relationship with the state police and others out on the water,” Allen said. He noted Lake Champlain is big and often times minutes can be critical in an emergency response to any of the
five county towns on the water. More than half of Grand Isle County’s 195 square miles are water.
Other public safety partners on the lake include the U.S. Coast Guard, Vermont Fish and Wildlife, the various
volunteer fire departments and rescue squads in Grand Isle County, Colchester Police, Malletts Bay Fire Department and the Sheriffs Departments in Franklin County (Vt.) and Clinton County (N.Y.), Allen said.
He also credited State Sen. Dick Mazza, D-Grand Isle/Colchester for his strong support in trying to help the
department get proper resources to cover the lake.
Allen said the state has provided a $20,000 match grant for the $20,000 the sheriffs department has allocated for its marine division.
The new boat is currently anchored in South Hero, while the 18-foot boat is on a trailer and can be towed to
any nearby launch area where it is needed.
Alburgh Summerfest
Alburgh Summerfest is on Sunday, August 28 from
10 to 5 pm. There will be music, games, car show,
vendors, petting zoo, bouncy house, an obstacle
course, pony rides, lawnmower drags and fun for all!
Location: Old Bluegrass Site, Route 2 north of Alburgh.
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By Donna Bohannon
BEAUTIFUL 4TH OF JULY: As always, the Town of Alburgh hosted a beautiful Independence Day parade
and spectacular fireworks display on our Nations
240th birthday. The parade was filled with a great mix
of floats, tractors, horses, firetrucks and political candidates. There was plenty of candy thrown and several different sources of music throughout rounded
things off nicely. The fireworks display at dusk was a
visual delight with a grand finale that was almost two
minutes of lights and sound to resonate the “Happy
Birthday America” theme. The chicken barbeque in
between, hosted by the American Legion, was a tasty
intermission to the excitement and the band “Friction” gave the dancers in the crowd something to
do while waiting for the light show. Thank-you to all
of the wonderful folks that made the day a success;
Martha Goodsell for coordinating the parade, the
American Legion for hosting the chicken barbeque
and providing dancing tunes, the Alburgh Volunteer
Fire Department for firing off the fireworks, everyone
who entered a float or other entry in the parade and
to everyone that came out to help celebrate the day.
PARADE WINNERS: The winning entries for the parade trophies are as follows.
ADULT FLOATS: first place goes to Log Cabin Stables for their hay wagon, second place goes to Alburgh Public Library and third place goes to The Darby Farm. CARS: first place goes to Cairo, second place
goes to Larry Benjamin and third place goes to Roger
TRACTORS: first place goes to Stuart Bigelow, second place goes to Paul Gagne and third place goes to
Kyle Bigelow.
MUSIC: first place goes to Montreal Pipes and
Drums and second place goes to Friction who was
the band on the Legion float representing the summer concert series.
YOUTH MOTORIZED: first place goes to Connor
Deyo for his Steam locomotive, second place goes to
Jennifer Hardy and third place goes to Amber Rousseau. YOUTH FLOAT: first place goes to the eighth grade,
second place goes to UVM Hospital and third place
goes to the Boy Scouts of America. HORSES: first
place goes to Emma Henry, second place goes to Log
Cabin Stables and third place goes to Log Cabin Stables. First place for Fire trucks goes to Rouses Point,
Ladder #1-309; second place goes to Isle LaMotte,
Tanker #1 and third place goes to North Hero 35E2.
Congratulations and thank-you to all of the entrants for making this such a successful parade.
AUGUST PRIMARY: Tuesday, August 9 is State Primary Election day. This election will have us voting
for US Senator, Representative to Congress, Vermont
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts, Attorney General, State Senator, State Representative and High
Bailiff. These are vital offices that should be filled by
qualified, educated individuals.
Do your homework, find out what the candidates
are all about and on August 9, vote for the candidates
that you deem worthy of the positon. Every vote
counts and your vote is your voice. Make it heard.
Polls will open at 7 am and remain open until 7 pm.
The polling place is located at 36 Firehouse Road;
The Bingo Hall. Handicap entry is at 1 North Main
Street; The Town Clerks Office. The Town Clerks Office will be open until 5 pm on Wednesday, August
3 as this is the last day that new voters can register
to vote. If you are not registered to vote in Alburgh,
you qualify to vote and you would like to vote, please
be sure to come into the office on or before August
3 and register. Absentee ballots for this election are
available and can be obtained from the Town Clerks
Office. You can request an absentee ballot by calling
802-796-3468, emailing [email protected]
net or by sending a written request to 1 North Main
Street Suite #1, Alburgh, VT 05440.
A.B.C. EVENTS: A.B.C. will be hosting a picnic in
the park on July 13. This is a free event that will be
open to all. More details will follow in future editions of the Islander. The third annual Summerfest
is scheduled for Saturday, August 27. This event will
be packed with fun and exciting activities for folks of
all ages. Mark your calendar and prepare to have a
great time.
ANNUAL SUMMERFEST: August 27 is just around
the corner so mark your calendar so you remember to join A.B.C. for a day full of fun and entertainment. This is the 3rd annual Summerfest at the old
Blue Grass site and it is a blast. This year there will
be some new activities as well as the regulars. There
will be a bouncy house and relay course from Jaz Entertainment, pony rides, craft table and at the end
of the day, Chinese lanterns will be lit and set free.
As always, there will be a car show and live music by
Donna Thunder, Nobby Reed and Rick and the Ramblers. To find out more, visit their Facebook page at It is going
to be a fun-filled day.
E911 NUMBERING CHANGES: E911 numbering
changes is still taking place. If your street has not
been renumbered yet, know that it will be soon. If
you have questions about these changes, you can call
our local E911 coordinator directly; Tyler Gotshall
can be reached at 802-338-7482.Thank-you for your
cooperation and patience through this process.
SELECTBOARD MEETINGS: You are encouraged to
attend the Selectboard meetings to hear what is going on in our beautiful little Town. Regular meetings
are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every
month and begin at 7 pm. If there is something that
you would like to see on the agenda, you can call the
Town Clerks Office at 802-796-3468. Minutes and
agendas can be found at
WORDS OF WISDOM: Always end the day with a
positive thought, no matter how hard things were,
tomorrow’s a fresh opportunity to make it better.
By Jim Ross, Principal
The school year may have ended for the students
but the staff and faculty are already busy preparing for the opening of the new school year set for
Wednesday, August 31.
June 15 through 17, 5 teachers joined me for a
technology class at the Grand Isle School. Polly McFarlin, Steve Vogl, Kathleen Cramer, Shanna Aubin
and Lisa Newhard received in-depth instruction into
the uses of Google Docs. This opportunity was made
available through a GISU grant. In addition to the instruction, each teacher received 2 chromebooks to
be used in class.
The 2016 BEST/SWIFT Summer Institute was held
June 20 through 23. This 4 day conference is a gathering teachers and administrators from across Vermont who come together, listen to guest speakers
and develop effective teaching strategies to best address students with behavioral challenges. Teachers
attending from ACEC were Heather McLoud, Polly
McFarlin, Laura Birtz-Sisson, Margie Nyland-Funke
and myself. Over the 4 days we took a close look at
our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in an effort to
provide more effective instruction for our students.
We were fortunate to hear presentations by the Williamstown School District who have established a
very effective MTSS. As we move forward in furthering the development of our MTSS, we intend to send
teams to Williamstown to observe their systems in
The week following the 2016 BEST/SWIFT Summer
Institute I met with 2 groups of teachers to begin
work on re-working our MTSS. On June 28 Stephanie Moegelin, Erik Bushey, Michelle Labounty, Polly
McFarlin and Jeremy Flax began working on the social/emotional supports system of our MTSS. Tracy
Giroux, Amanda Bauer, Kathleen Cramer, Robin Belanger and Susan Pietricola met on June 29 initiating
work on the academic strand of our MTSS.
Lisa Newhard and Trevor Creller ran the very successful Alburgh Summer Sports Camp. The campers
had to dodge a few raindrops but ultimately had a
wonderful week of basketball and soccer.
Our custodial crew, Rick Baker and Dave Mangam,
have been busy cleaning, moving and constructing
since the last student left the building. They have
Friday. July 15
Outdoor Concert
Saturday. July 17
Auxiliary Breakfast
8-11 am
been aided by Tara Bessette and Jen Mitchell in an
effort to have the school ready for the new school
year. If you stop into the school when we are back in
session, if not before, you will notice many changes
intended to instill more school pride and help aid instruction.
Did you see the ACEC float in the 4th of July Parade? Well, actually it was an old-time fire engine
inhabited by students from ACEC. Many thanks to
Mrs. Giroux for organizing ACEC’s return to the parade! Many thanks to Martha Goodsell who coordinated a poster/theme contest with Mrs. Giroux that
resulted in naming Caleb Mills the Jr. Grand Marshall
as his poster and theme was the winning selection!
You may also have noticed the refurbished “A” on the
school’s front lawn. A huge bundle of thanks to Michael Moretti of RiseVT, Fran Harding, Paul Hansen
and Renee Creller who donated their time to the reconstruction!
It is not too late to sign up for NaturAlburgh, ACEC’s
Summer Enrichment Program. The camp runs July 18
through 22, July 25 through 29 and August 1 through
5; daily from 8:15 to 11:30 am. For more information, please contact Beth Dobson at 802-796-3573 or
[email protected] or Lisa Arnold at [email protected]
The school board is seeking your input regarding
ACT 46. We are asking you to complete a survey to
help gauge the community’s sentiments towards ACT
46 and possible changes in the governance and organizational structure of the GISU and Alburgh School
District. The survey is available for you to download
online at!home/
mainPage. You may also pick up copies at the school,
municipal building, library and bank. Completed surveys may be dropped off at the school or municipal
building. Your opinion matters!
By Amee Gotshall
The Village of Alburgh Water/Sewer bills were
mailed out a couple of weeks ago. If you did not receive a bill, please contact the Village Office at 802796-3763.
The Village Trustees made the decision to switch all
Seasonal consumers over to a metered basis. Jason
Beaulac and his helper will be working diligently in
the upcoming months to have all meters installed by
October 15, 2016.
The monthly Village Trustee Meeting has been
moved to the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30
pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! The
Board of Trustees Minutes and Agendas are also
available for viewing on the Town’s website at www. under the Village Office tab.
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The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, July
By David Riesner
Grand Isle Recreation Committee
Last week Grand Isle held its annual 4th of July
Celebration in Donaldson Park. The turnout this year
was tremendous, with people from all over the Islands and off Islanders alike. With the delicious barbeque hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars and music, everyone was in the 4th of July spirit!
ly to Camp-Ta-Kum-Ta and drop them off at Learning
Adventure which is located at 81 Allen Road. They
have planned a field trip to deliver the donation in
late August. If you would like to get any more information regarding Camp Ta-Kum-Ta you can visit their
website at A donation can also be
given through the website. Please join them in this
wonderful endeavor!
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The Queen’s English
The operation was a success but, blimey, the patient lost her Texas drawl and woke up speaking with a British
accent, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. She was not putting it on. Instead, it turns out, it
was a very rare case of Foreign Accent Syndrome.
It happened at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital where Lisa Alamia, who has been a dyed-in-the-wool
Texan all her life, underwent jaw surgery. Foreign Accent Syndrome was first observed in 1907 by a French
Neurologist. Nearly 110 years later, Ms. Alamia is only the 100th documented case of the disorder.
GIC Mentoring
Recruiting for Fall
Share What You Know. Mentor a Child.
The ponies from Breakaway Farms made an appearance after taking their place in the parade that
morning and every junior cowboy or cowgirl put
their riding skills to the test. There was croquet, badminton, tug-o-war, whiffle ball, corn hole, everything
you can think of! There was even a 50-foot slip-andslide for all who dared to get wet.
Between the finger-licking good ribs and a funfilled day of activities in the sun, the celebration was
a hit. If you missed out this year, be sure to mark your
2017 calendar because next year will be just as fun!
Learning Adventure
Gives Back to
Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
Children at the Learning Adventure are currently
involved in a fundraiser to help Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Local artist, Billie Reyome, will be visiting Learning Adventure later this month to give some of the children
a lesson on canvas painting. In lieu of her receiving
payment she encouraged the children to make a
donation to a charity. They have decided on a place
within their community, Camp-Ta-Kum-Ta! This is a
camp that provides amazing experiences for children
who have cancer along with their families to come to
a safe and loving environment at no cost.
Learning Adventure staff feel it is important for
children to have an awareness of how to give back to
others in need, especially ones within their own community. It is also an opportunity for children to learn
at a very young age that they can make difference.
Learning Adventure will be donating all proceeds
from the paintings to the camp as well as any other donations they plan to raise over the next couple
months. They invite you to make a donation of any
size if you are able. You can make checks out direct-
The Grand Isle County Mentoring Program completed a very successful seventh year, matching 45 students
in the Grand Isle Schools with community mentors. GIC Mentoring is a school- based mentoring program,
which matches community children with adults who have similar interests. They meet once a week for one
hour in the school at a mutually convenient time. We hope to have some new matches in the fall. This is a
good time to apply to be ready to start in the fall. Children from all five island schools are involved in the program and range from grades K to 8. Now is the time to think about young people in our community who could
benefit from an additional relationship with a caring adult. Every child who wants a mentor should have one!
Mentoring has proven results for both the children and adults who care enough to make the commitment of
just one hour a week. Young people who have a mentor are more likely to stay in school and go on to college,
raise their life aspirations, stay away from drugs, seek teachers’ trust, help others and avoid fights and other
violent behavior. A mentor is more likely to increase his or her appreciation for diversity, feel more productive
at work, and develop core leadership and communication skills, and feel good for having positively influenced
another life. Mentoring does not require an expert; it only requires your time. “Make a difference in a youth’s
life; be a mentor.”
If you would like more information, please contact Karen Browning or Leslie Ward, coordinators at 802-3725239 or email [email protected]
Host Families Needed
in Grand Isle County
By Cathie Larson, Program and Family Coordinator
SPIRAL International, a Burlington based organization that promotes student cultural exchanges, is holding
a summer camp at the Grand Isle School during the weeks of July 15 to July 27. This unique program offers a
summer camp experience to students visiting our area from China. While these young people are here they
will have many opportunities to be immersed in English language and culture.
We are in need of about 16 families who would enjoy having 2 students stay in their home for the two-week
period. This gives the student visitors an opportunity to participate in typical, American family life. Each host
family will receive a stipend per student to assist with expenses. The students will be involved in English day
camp activities from approximately 8 to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Host families will need to provide transportation to and from the day camp at Grand Isle School on weekdays only.
This is a wonderful opportunity for both host families and the visiting students. Please consider getting involved in this unique experience! Please contact me by phone 802-372-3825 or by email [email protected] with
questions or for more information. If you would like to know more about SPIRAL International checkout their
website at Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you.
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The Samuel de Champlain Center State program
for this coming week will be the Adirondack Regional Theater performing Shrek, The Musical Jr. This
production is for both young and old, so bring your
chairs and blankets and plan to enjoy this event on
the grounds of the Rouses Point Civic Center.
This program will begin at 6:30 pm and there will
be free popcorn for the children.
The Adirondack Regional Theater has performed
many times at the Center and always promises to be
an enjoyable evening with family, friends and neighbors.
Looking ahead, the Duo Band will be performing
on Thursday, July 21, at 6:30 pm. They will be singing
Oldies to Modern tunes.
The Alice T. Miner Museum, in Chazy, is pleased to
announce two upcoming programs to the Museum.
The first program will feature former director/curator Amanda Palmer who will be returning to the museum for a presentation on Find Your Park Through
Art on Thursday, July 21, at 7 pm to share with us her
campaign to encourage artists and people of all ages
to find their park through art! She will give a presentation during which she will discuss her several
residencies in the National Parks, reveal some of her
many inspirations and explore a few of her creative
methods. Amanda’s artwork will be on exhibit for the
following week and will be available for sale.
Amanda has completed artists’ residencies at
Homestead National Monument in Nebraska and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Wyoming
and Montana. She has been invited to give her Find
Your Park Through Art talk this fall at Zion National
Park, where she will teach a relief-printing workshop.
In celebration of its 100th birthday, the National
Park Service launched the Find Your Park movement
to inspire all people to connect with, enjoy and support America’s national parks. Find Your Park also encourages people to explore state parks, local parks,
local trails, museums, historic sites and the many
ways that they can connect with history and culture,
enjoy nature and make new discoveries.
The second program will be Secrets of Benjamin
Franklin Kite program on Friday, July 22, at 7 pm at
the museum. We are all familiar with the story of
Benjamin Franklin’s discovery of electricity by flying
a kite in a lightning storm. But what really happened
on that day in 1752? Join us at the Alice T. Miner Museum to find out! Jan McCormick will demonstrate
a replica of Ben’s kite and explain how it was made.
Could he have really flown it, and did he actually perform his famous experiment? Where did the myths
about Franklin and electricity come from?
This program will explore science and history
through hands-on activities and is free and open to
children of all ages. Refreshments will be served and
visitors will also have the opportunity to play some
historic games of Ben Franklin’s time.
In addition to The Friends of the Library holding
a Farmer’s Market each Friday from 3 to 7 pm, the
Dodge Memorial Library has several events planned
for the summer.
On Tuesday, July 19, Stan the Story Man will be
at the library at 10 am. This program is for all age
Your children are invited to join in the Summer
Ready Program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Children 0 to 6 years old will attend from 9 to 10 pm;
children 7 to 9 years old will attend from 10 to 11 am
and children from 10 to 12 years old will attend from
11 to 12 pm.
The library is open on Monday and Tuesday from
Noon to 7 pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
from Noon to 6 pm.
The Village of Champlain will sponsor the Amazing
Champlain Challenge, a series of fun runs for children
on July 10, 24 and August 14 at 6:30 pm in the Bill
Earl Park.
Tom Brandell, Northeastern Clinton Central Middle
School Principal recently announced the High Honors
list for the final quarter of the 2015-2016 school year
as follows: GRADE 6: Isabella Canty, Hayden Chester,
Aidan Creller, Leah Coulombe, Myah Creller, Lucas
Deuso, Darren DuBois, Sadie Dumas, Tyler Guay, Audrianna Hollister, Ryan Johnston Jr., Elijah Jolicoeur,
Demi Keliihananui, Devon Lafex, Marissa LaTour,
Reid LaValley, Kenadie McComb, Richard McGrath,
Brayden Monette, Ezra Morrow, Luke Poupore, Jenna Pennington, Dalila Purisic, Maggie Sample, Emily Stetson. GRADE 7: Luke Anctil, Emma Barriere,
Keagan Blanchard, Emily Bond, Caleb Bourgeois,
Logan Bourque, Lauren Brilotti, John Bulson, Samuel Bulson, Amanda Cayea, Anastasia Corp, Alexia
Cronkrite, Lucas Forney, Emma Fredette, Mackenzie
Gardner, Jack Gero, Sarah Gohrt, Noah Gonyo, Brendon Gregory, Abigayle Hicks-Lemza, Aiden Hilferty,
Michael Hilliker, Jr., Alyssa Jennette, Patrick Laurin,
Hunter LaValley, Hailey Letourneau, Madison Lyon,
Julianna McIntyre, James Molinski, Lauryn Munson,
Bethany Niles, Logan O’Connor, Ryan O’Donnell,
Danteya Parizo, Connor Perrea, Deren Purisic, Alexis
Rabideau, Abrielle Racine, Chase Ross, Bryn Sample,
Marlie Sample, Taylor Seymour, Aiden Surprenant,
Robert Thompson, Ty Vassar, Madison Vilardo, Taylor
Woods, GRADE 8: Cassandra Ashline, Alise Babbie,
Keaton Badger, Bradley Cushing, Donevin Edwards,
Abigail Favro, Ariadna Foshag, Chyylyn Gelineault,
Brady Gladd, Alexander Gomez, Cody Gooley, Emma
Gooley, Logan Gooley, Sarah Grenon, Hope Jolicoeur,
Brinley Lafountain, Maggie Lafountain, Gillian Laurin, Aidan LaValley, Benjamin Lloyd, Jake Manor, Kya
McComb, Michael Pennington, Kodi Pugh, Marlyna
Rabideau, Jack Sample, Amy Visconti, Miriam Wachtoumi.
Students named to the honor roll list are: GRADE
6: Craig Barratt, Jacob Barto, Nancy Breault, Calli Bushey, Mosses Charbonneau, Blake Chevalier,
Isabella Deso, Taylor Downs, Christopher Duprey,
Madeline Forney, Skye Furrell, Donovan Garrow, Jacob Gooley, Dawson Guay, Isabella Herring, Hailee
Jennette, Savannah Kimbler, Karsen Labarge, Kadie
Lamberton, Mercedes Lamothe, Andrew Laier, Chase
Letourneau, Selena Marchiano, Keragan Oliver, Edgar
Oquendo, Donavan Paola, Alexis Rabideau, Parker
Roach, Elijah Sample, Alex Seymour, Grace Seymour,
Maya Taitt, Zachary Taylor, Emily Trombley, Malichi Willequer, Logan Youngmann, Morgan Ziemba.
GRADE 7: Autumn Cayea, Alonna Darrah, Catherin
Foley, Ethan Garrand, Madison Gilmore, Cheslsea
Guerin, Andrew Hicks, Jacob Jarrett, Breann Juneau,
Jakob King, Kahlen Lafountain, Adam Laplant, Nolann LaValley, Georgia McChesney, Toby McPherson,
Morgan Monette, Zander Nash, Abigail Quinn, Amy
Romat, Angel Romo, Alyssa Savage, Regina Seymour,
Shelby Stannard, Nakita Tipaldos, Caleb Trombley,
Elizabeth Vancour. GRADE 8: Savannah Austin, Starr
Beam, Kevin Corrow, Ethan Dumas, Nolan Gonyo,
Taylor Goodrow, Carter Gooley, Jakob Herring, Owen
Hollister, Emily Jarvis, William Kirk, Emily Lahar, Casey Lepone, Jacob Lintner, Ashley Martin, Raymond
Miller, Zachary Miller, Aidan Roberts, Avery Sample,
Gabriel Sisco, Olivia Sorrell, Tabitha Wall and Jacob
Congratulations all honor roll students!
Home Town Cable, 24, TWC Channel 97.2 is the
viewer-supported, local cable TV/Internet channel
for the communities of Altona, Champlain, Chazy, Ellenburg, Mooers and Rouses Point. Daily 4-hour programming starts play at 11, 3 and 7 both am and pm,
except Wednesday which is a 3-hour program shown
at 11, 2, 5 and 8 both am and pm. Programming is
also available as free video-on-demand at www.
Wednesday, July 13: CCRS second grade play, Rutland Railroad history. Thursday and Friday, July 14
and 15: NAC vs. Heuvelton Class D regional baseball,
Clinton Community College graduation ceremony,
Rouses Point Village board meeting. Saturday and
Sunday, July 16 and 17: Home Town Stories at the
Plattsburgh Independence Day Fourth of July parade,
What’s Going on Here with Bob Venne at WIRY radio
with Gordie Little (1992) and the 2016 Miner Institute Open House. Monday and Tuesday, May 18 and
19: Clinton Community College’s Nurses’ Capping
and Pinning Ceremony, NAC vs. Saranac varsity girls’
basketball, Senior night, Champlain Village board
Project Location: New Left Turn Lanes in Colchester at US 2 and Clay Point Road. Estimated completion is late July 2016.
Week of July 11: Final paving is tentatively planned
for this week. Paving is contingent upon favorable
weather conditions. A notification will be sent out
with paving details in advance of paving starting. Two-way traffic will be maintained during paving.
However, there may be periodic traffic interruptions
to allow construction vehicles to access the construction site. Traffic control personnel will be present to
assist in maintaining traffic flow.
Traffic: Traffic delays may be expected this week.
It is illegal in VT to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law now carries
fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.
One Way to Celebrate
Ungulate Day
Chicago’s famed Lincoln Zoo celebrated International Ungulate Day, an ungulate is a mammal with
hooves, by naming a newborn camel Alexander
Camelton. The Association of Mature American Citizens explained that the moniker was selected in honor of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton.
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Send your South Hero News, tips, story ideas to
[email protected]
Deadline Noon every Saturday
The minutes from the June 30, 2016 School Board
meeting are available at
Click on Folsom, School Board, under Links & Files,
2016 for past and current minutes.
The South Hero School Board will host informational sessions in advance of the August 9 referendum.
The sessions will be held at Folsom Community
Center on Thursday, July 14 at 7 pm, or Saturday, August 6 at 10 am.
John B. Kneen
•Smoke Alarms •Renovations
•CO Alarms •New Construction
•Fully Insured •30 Yrs Experience
802-238-4802 • Grand Isle
Soul Trains Coming
& Bringing Southern
The last rail service ran through Keeler’s Bay in 1961,
but there is a new train coming soon! Specifically, the
dining car at the “Whistlestop Southern BBQ”.
Entrepreneur, Tim Viens, announced the new
restaurant that will feature real smoked BBQ and
home cooking coming January 2017.
According to Viens, “Food will be reasonably
priced and will feature a pick up window, catering to
both locals and ferry commuters, who can call orders
in ahead. We plan to refurbish and situate a railway
dining car on the current site of the Wally’s Bagels
in Keeler’s Bay. Customers will be able to dine in the
railcar year round, or outside in a patio area during
summer months. In addition to BBQ, you can look
forward to southern soul food favorites, homemade
soups, chicken and waffles, jambalaya, greens and of
course, hand-cut fries.”
Viens, who was raised in South Hero, is a businessman and NASCAR driver who recently announced
that he will be bringing professional arena football to
Northern Vermont. The “Vermont Bucks” are in talks
to debut at the Gutterson Field House in March 2017.
Geez, what is next Tim? You are on a roll!
Town Wide Yard Sale
The Town-wide Yard Sale this year is on July 30!
This is on the same weekend as Festival in The Islands, so save up those unwanted treasures for another adventurer. Location: Town of Alburgh.
Picnic in The Park
A newly added event in Alburgh on Saturday, August
13 at 4 pm will be the Picnic in The Park. It will be
in Independence Park, behind the Islands in The Sun
Building. Outdoor activities for one and all; music,
food, fun! Free event, even the picnic! A friends and
family bike tour will begin the Celebration at 3 pm.
Location: Main Street, Alburgh.
A reunion will be held for past, preset, union and
non-union employees at the VFW post 1418 in Champlain, New York on August 13. There will be food, a
DJ and a cash bar. The event begins at 1 pm and costs
$5. RSVP by July 22 to Vikki at 518-204-4015.
Newman Center Film
The Newman Center film series presents a 20th-anniversary screening of Mystery Science Theater 3000
The Movie, based on the cult-hit TV show. Projecting
on 16mm film Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 pm. Free with
donations welcome to defray operation costs.
Location: 90 Broad Street, Plattsburgh. Information: [email protected]
Do You Want to Be On the Map?
Register for Festival of the Islands July 30 and 31
The Annual Festival of the Islands is almost here. Time to plan your yard sale and get rid of all those things
that you have been tripping over in your garage. Think about all those toys your children have outgrown, or
that never-used baking pan you bought so you could make your own bread or that “beautiful” gift someone
got for you that clashes with everything else you own; the list goes on. Why not recycle them to a new life with
someone who will enjoy them, create some space in your life and get some spending money for a summer
adventure? You know how town wide sales attract people? Well we are having a county wide sale.
The Festival of the Islands is a nonprofit event designed to attract new visitors to the Islands while giving
our nonprofit groups and our businesses a chance for new customers. We all know that anyone who visits the
Islands and sees all the beauty and wonderful experiences that are available here, will return again and again.
The businesses are planning their own specials and the non-profit groups will be holding a variety of fund
raising events. Businesses and non-profit groups can register for their place on the map for free. As a community event, the Festival will be widely advertised. In the past, people have been attracted from both sides of
the lake and Canada. Please help make this the best year yet by having your own sale or volunteering to help
out at your favorite nonprofit organization.
Please email the details of your event (who, what, where, and when) to the email listed below so that it will
be included on the Festival map.
Location: County Wide.
Information: [email protected] or 802-999-5862
Island Arts July and August Schedule of Classes
By Ann Dehner, Director Island Arts Academy
Island Arts has an exciting line up of classes for children and adults for July and August.
Please join us and unleash your creativity and have some fun!
ART: July 21, Water Color Crash Course; August 5, Paint and Sip; August 5, Pet Portraits; August 16 through
19, Frame Your Own Art or Photos
WRITING: July 12, 19 and 26, Release the Writer in You: A Concise Course in Writing Short Stories
MUSIC: July 25 through 29, Jazz Combo Camp
STORYTELLING: July 28 and August 4, True Storytelling
NATURE: August 25 and 27, Summer Meets Fall Birding Class and Field Trip
Location: 3537 US 2, North Hero. Information/Registration: email [email protected] or
International Duct Tape Regatta
Returns this August
The International Duct Tape Regatta returns to City Bay in North Hero Village in 2016 on Saturday, August
6th. Registration and inspection begin at 9am. The races start at 10am.
Contestants race their home-made boats from the North Hero House Beach to the Hero’s Welcome dock…a
distance of approximately 600 ft. All ages are welcome!
The boats may be any length, and any design…the crazier the better…but must be constructed from only 2
materials: Cardboard and Duct Tape. No staples, glue, metal, rubber, wood or resin…nothing else!
There will be 7 Heats: Kids 6 and Under must be accompanied by adults walking through the water beside
each boat. Adults will need water loving beach shoes. Kids 7-14 Singles; kids 7-14 with 2 or more crew members. Adults 15 to 60 Singles; adults 15 to 60 with 2 or more crew members. Seniors 61 and over with any
number of crew members. Crazy Crews with mixed ages 7 and over with 2 or more paddlers.
Propulsion is limited to feet, hands, single un-attached oars, canoe and kayak paddles. All racers must be
wearing life vests.
Register on Race Day, beginning at 9am. Registration Fee is just $10 per boat. All proceeds will be donated to
the North Hero Historical Society, for the further preservation of the North Hero Community Hall.
Trophies for the Heat Winners, and for extraordinary feats, such as Fastest Sinker, Biggest Wipe-Out, Most
Creative Design, Most Effective Design, and Most Dogged Racers.
Don’t miss this fun crowd-pleasing event!
More information? [email protected]
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Deadline Noon every Saturday
Repair Shop
Parts Plus Car Care Center
79 Allen Road
Grand Isle, VT
Roger & Rosemary Rabideau
Music in the Park –
Mellow Yellow
Mellow Yellow will be performing at
Knight Point State Park as part of the Island Center for Arts and Recreation Music
in the Park Series on Tuesday, July 12 from
6:30 to 8:00 pm. Free. Location: 44 Knight
Point Rd., North Hero
Summer Concert Series at
Snowfarm – Dirt Road
Dirt Road takes the stage at Snowfarm
Vineyard on Thursday, July 14. Picnicking
begins at 5 pm and music starts at 6:30
p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Bring your own
chairs and blankets. Wine, beer and food
on sight. No outside alcohol is allowed.
Weather permitting. Location: 190 West
Shore Rd., South Hero
American Legion Outdoor
Summer Concert – Nightrain
The Alburgh American Legion outdoor
stage will host the band Nightrain on Friday, July 15 beginning at 8:00 pm and ending at midnight. Location: 35 US Route 2,
Acoustic Music & Open Mic
Every Wednesday, Two Hero’s Grill and
Tiki Bar opens up the mic and is offering
live music from 6 to 9. Bring your own guitar or use the house guitar. Location: 2253
Pelots Point Rd., North Hero
By Joe Restighini, Principal
Hooooooraaay summer!
I was at school yesterday working on notes from
a recent and invigorating conference in Killington. I
needed a moment to walk away from the computer and the sweltering office and I stepped out onto
the property. There were 20 kids, hanging around in
the garden, playing in a couple of inflatable pools,
eating ice pops, shrieking with joy; being kids. Next
week the shrieking and water play continues and as
an added bonus we have cheer camp too! Eagle Care
is open for the summer and we are very pleased to
be able to offer the chance for kids to be kids. Mary
Ellen and Sara have activities, snacks, games, some
reading and a great deal of fun planned for the rest
of the summer.
We are currently registering students for the upcoming school year. North Hero’s Preschool classroom does have spaces available. If you have a child,
who will be 3 years old prior to September 1, please
contact me for more information. I can be reached
at [email protected] Parents of grade six students,
please make sure to register your children at their receiving schools as soon as possible. If you need support in getting registered, be in touch.
At the conference that I mentioned above there
were some great learning opportunities for teachers. The one eye opener that I took away, which is so
simple that it is brilliant, is to help support families
at home by teaching, to families, the practices and
processing tools that we use to encourage positive
behaviors at school. If we have common language
in helping correct and support behaviors, we have a
more consistent system. Easy, right? Be on the lookout, later this summer, for an evening or two early
this school year where we share some tools that may
help at home. It takes work, but the payoff could
mean better communication between school and
home and a new tool for your parenting utility belt.
The school year ended in a flourish. Kids grew;
literally. Students learned exciting things. Kindergarteners became first graders. Sixth graders are
now middle schoolers. We quietly said goodbye,
love and respect to one of our amazingly dedicated
colleagues. Darrell Parker, our beloved kindergarten teacher for the past thirteen years, leaves us to
spend more time with family. Mrs. Parker is an amazingly dedicated teacher, who has lived her work and
carried the shield for education and shared a legacy
of learning that simply cannot be measured. For the
kindergartners she passes onto first grade, they will
have learned to read because of her support. For the
young adults in the community who take a moment
of pause and think, “what would Mrs. Parker do?”
this is the legacy of teaching. Mrs. Parker makes every event huge. The 100th day of school will never be
the same. We love her dearly and will miss her more
than words can say.
Make time for reading. Be kind. Eat watermelon
Cooking with Economy:
Tasting & Recipes at the Champlain
Islands Farmers’ Market
This Wednesday, July 13, get ideas for cooking with
fresh fruits and vegetables from the Champlain Islands Farmers’ Market and create healthy meals for
your family while sticking to a budget. South Hero
Land Trust will be passing out samples and recipes
for simple, kid-friendly dishes during the WIC Farm
to Family coupon sign up. Everyone is welcome to
stop by for yummy tastes and great ideas!
The Farm to Family program distributes coupons
that allow WIC eligible families to purchase fresh produce from farmers’ market vendors across Vermont.
Eligible families can sign up to receive Farm to Family
coupons at the South Hero market on July 13 from
3 to 6 pm. To learn more about the Farm to Family
program, visit
Location: St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero. Information: Katy at 802-372-3786 or [email protected]
Alburgh Historical
Society Annual
An open to the community Annual Meeting of the
Alburgh Historical Society will be held on Thursday,
July 14 at 7 pm at the Islands in The Sun Senior Center. There will be a very short business meeting, no
elections are necessary this year, and then speaker
Mark Barie.
Mark Barie, a businessman and author from Champlain, New York, in collaboration with his wife, Christine Racine, has written several books on North Country topics. He will be speaking on border issues, such
as the smuggling of Chinese nationals, which was a
big industry, and also his new book, The Boat People
of Champlain, about the boat building industry that
existed long ago. They will have books for sale with
all profits donated to community organizations such
as the Champlain Library.
Light refreshments will be served. Please come and
bring your friends.
Location: Main Street, Alburgh. Information: Judy
Higgins at 802-238-4990
Edie and the Bears
The Islands in the Sun Center in Alburgh has a wonderful opportunity for you. Edie, a very lovely and talented lady has volunteered to teach a class on how
to make your own Teddy Bear. These hand-made
bears are beautiful when finished and entertaining
while being made. The class is free, however, there
is a $15 materials fee. Everything you need will then
be provided.
Come, sit, in air-conditioned comfort to join friends,
old and new, and make a precious Teddy Bear for
someone you love. Or perhaps you prefer to make
one to donate to the cause of your choice. Either
way, it will be fun to learn a new craft. Classes are
being held on Thursdays from 1 to 4 pm. Please join
us. Location: Main Street, Alburgh. Information/Registration: 802-999-5862
Speaker on Vermont
Oral History
and Parlor Songs
On July 15 at 7 pm, Mark A. Greenberg will be speaking at Fisk Farm on Kitchen Tunks and Parlor Songs.
In the 1980’s Mr. Greenberg interviewed and recorded old-time, grassroots Vermont musicians and
produced both a video documentary, The Unbroken
Circle (1985) and a CD anthology, Kitchen Tunks and
Parlor Songs (2003). In this presentation, he discusses collecting oral histories in Vermont and examines
how earlier music survived in the 20th century and
how it was affected by social and technological developments.
This talk is free, open to the public and accessible to
those with disabilities.
Kitchen Tunks and Parlor Songs is a Vermont Humanities Council (VHC) program hosted by the Isle
La Motte Historical Society. Supported in part by the
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any
views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations
expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or VHC.
Location: 3849 West Shore Road, Isle La Motte. Information: Isle La Motte Historical Society 802-9283392 or [email protected]
Spiny Water Fleas Spur Reminder to
Anglers and Boaters On Preventing Spread
of Invasive Species
Officials advise anglers and boaters to clean, drain and dry
Recent reports of spiny water fleas becoming snagged on fishing gear used on
Lake Champlain have prompted officials
from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the Lake Champlain Basin Program to urge anglers and boaters to take
appropriate steps to prevent the spread
of this and other harmful aquatic invasive
“Lake Champlain boat launch stewards
have been hearing about spiny water flea
sightings by anglers over the last month
and last week we removed the first sample off a downrigger cable during a routine
courtesy boat inspection at the Shelburne
Bay fishing access area,” said Meg Modley, aquatic invasive species management coordinator with the Lake
Champlain Basin Program. “The best method for preventing the spread of spiny water fleas is simply letting
them dry out, which of course applies to any fishing or boating equipment that they might attach to.”
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department fisheries biologist Shawn Good added it is critical that anglers thoroughly inspect their boats and gear after a day of fishing.
“Spiny water flea can cling to downrigger cables, fishing line, anchor rope and other things, so the first step
is to inspect all your equipment and remove any visible globs of spiny water flea,” said Good. “Letting gear dry
completely for several days will also kill all life stages of spiny water flea.”
The spiny water flea, which was first confirmed in Lake Champlain in 2014, is a non-native zooplankton
roughly one-half inch in length. Spiny water fleas do not bite and pose no risk to swimmers in Lake Champlain.
They prey directly on native zooplankton and compete with other species for food resources disrupting the
native aquatic food chains and changing the native aquatic community.
This invasive species originally appeared in North America in Lake Huron in 1984 and has since spread
throughout the Great Lakes and beyond. It was found in both the Lake Champlain Canal near Whitehall, New
York and in New York’s Lake George in 2012. It is unknown how spiny water flea entered Lake Champlain,
though it may have hitchhiked overland on fishing equipment, a boat or trailer or come through the Lake
Champlain Barge Canal or Lake George’s outlet, the La Chute River, which flows into Lake Champlain in Ticonderoga, New York.
“The main key for anglers and boaters is to remember to clean, drain and dry all boats and equipment after
each use,” said Eric Palmer, director of fisheries with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “Making sure that your boat and
gear is cleaned and dried before launching at another access area is critical to helping to prevent the further
spread of any aquatic invasive species, including the spiny water flea.”
Rinsing with 140°F degree water is also believed to be effective in killing spiny water fleas and reducing the
risk of spread.
The long tail of the spiny water flea has a number of hook-like barbs which causes it to stick to fishing line and
cables trolled through the water when fishing. To reduce the risk of this happening, anglers can use specialty
lines designed with specific shape and material characteristics that prevent them from latching onto the line.
For trolling, anglers can spool fishing reels with a heavier weight (larger diameter) main line, and then use
a short thin leader to the lure. A heavier main line helps to keep the spiny water fleas from catching the line
between their barbs and accumulating, while the smaller diameter leader allows anglers to effectively target
line-shy species like trout and salmon.
For more information on preventing the spread of invasive species, visit or
Patterns in Nature and a Fiddler Extraordinaire
Mid-summer days on the Islands include white sails on the
lake, the purple and pinks of cone flowers, lavender blossoms
of clematis climbing on old stone, and does anyone have corn?
On Sunday, July 17, a special musical treat will be presented
on Isle La Motte’s Fisk Farm. Hélène Plouffe, an extraordinary
violinist and violist, will perform with pianist Michael Waters in
three 25-minute sets at 2, 3, and 4 pm. In describing what they
will be playing Michael says, “something like gentle classics
to wild inventions; classics to jazz.” Michael describes Hélène
Plouffe as “a violinist/fiddler extraordinaire,” being one of
those child prodigy types who won her first competition at the
age of 12. Michael Waters, a landmark personage in the Islands
is, as many know, a pianist/engineer/boat designer/and the Music Director at Fisk Farm. These performances
should be pretty special!
At the same time, the photography of Art Murphy will be on exhibit in the Art Barn at Fisk Farm. Murphy’s
photographs of ancient fossils, including those in the fossil preserves on Isle La Motte, have achieved international recognition. In 2013, after an exhibit at Fisk Farm, he exhibited at the Museum of Natural History in
Florence, Italy. From July 15 to July 28 a new body of work entitled Patterns in Nature will be on display in the
Art Barn.
Every Sunday afternoon at Fisk Farm during July and August, rain or shine, folks are invited to come by in
casual or dressed up afternoon tea clothing. Garden hats are available for those who want to enhance their
19th Century experience. Enjoy tea on the lawn, fabulous homemade cakes and scones, the arts, crafts and
music, or just wander about the grounds and over to the Fisk Quarry Preserve. Drive over to the nearby Goodsell Ridge Preserve where the Visitor Center/Museum will be open until 3 pm and exhibits tell the story of the
Chazy fossil reef on Isle La Motte, the oldest biologically diverse reef in the history of life on earth. It is all free
except for the refreshments; proceeds from which support the Isle La Motte Preservation Trust.
Location: 3849 West Shore Road, Isle La Motte. Information: and click on Cultural Heritage
Programs or call 802-928-3364
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Pancake Breakfast
Isle La Motte Community Organizations and
the United Methodist Church are sponsoring
pancake breakfasts for all to enjoy throughout the month of July. Join your Island
neighbors every Sunday at the Isle La Motte
Elementary School. The next delicious meal
is Sunday, July 17. Serving begins at 8 and
ends at 11 am. Adults $9; 12 and under $5 and
under 2 free.
Location: Main Street, Isle La Motte.
American Legion Auxiliary Breakfast
Summer Supper!
Now that summer is finally here it is time to
relax and enjoy your time outdoors and skip
the cooking and the tiresome clean-up on
Saturday night. The Islands in the Sun Senior
Center in Alburgh, has a solution; bring your
friends and family and enjoy Chef Cathy’s
fabulous cooking. On Saturday, July 23, they
will be serving roasted, marinated chicken
breast with a selection of homemade cold
salads and the home-made desserts that you
love. Doors will open at 5:30 pm.
At the last dinner, every seat was full of happy diners. A large crowd is expected this
time as well, so it is important to call ahead
with the number in your party. Even groups
of two can add up and we do not want to disappoint anyone.
Reserve your seats and be entered in the
drawing for a free dinner. Serving begins at
5:30 pm. A donation of $10 for adults, $9 for
Seniors and $8 for members is requested.
Proceeds will go toward further improvements in the building so more events can be
hosted for the island community.
Location: Main Street, Alburgh. Information/Reservations: 802-999-5862
Buffet Breakfast
There will be a delicious buffet breakfast on
Sunday, July 24 at St. Rose of Lima Church
in South Hero beginning at 7:30 am. Adults:
$8, Children under 12: $4, Immediate family:
Maximum of $20.
Location: US Route 2, South Hero.
Prime Rib Dinner
The mouth-watering prime rib dinner hosted by the VFW is set for July 27. The menu
includes prime rib, baked potatoes with gravy, vegetables, coleslaw and homemade pies.
Serving is from 5 to 7 pm. The 29th annual
meal with be at Folsom Education Center on
South St. in South Hero.
Adults $15. 10 and under $10. Information:
802-372-6648 or 802-372-3018
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Send your Isle La Motte News, tips, story ideas
to [email protected]
Deadline Noon every Saturday
It is time to think about reserving the Recreation
Department 20-foot by 40-foot tent for your summer
celebration. The cost is $75 per day.
Call the town Hall at 802-928-3434 to reserve
your date. We will be installing a shuffle board court
on the rec field in the near future. There will be a sign
out sheet for the shuffle board equipment. Please
pay close attention the rules so that it will last for a
long time. There are also balls for a variety of sports
available for sign out. These include basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, a great badminton set and
horse shoes.
By Mackenzie Lockridge
Article is used with permission
The article below is the final article in the ‘Love your
Lake’ series of 6 articles written on behalf of the Special Projects Committee of the Isle La Motte Community Organization and the Friends of Northern Lake
Champlain that provide useful tips and helpful information, as well as the possibility of individual, free
consultations with a specialist in lakeshore management.
Your shoreline and upland property provides very
unique ecosystems for different communities of
wildlife. Even a small stand of shrubs provides a microclimate for smaller species. Linking these ecosystems together is what creates successful biodiversity,
important for the health of our local and regional
environment. All living things, including humans,
depend on other living things to live. Working much
like a chain, biodiversity can easily fall apart if even
a single species is removed. Preserving your natural shoreline is essential to keeping this biodiversity
chain intact.
In order to sustain a natural shoreline to cradle ecosystems, you must first evaluate your shoreline. If it
is frequently disturbed by mowing, fertilizers, pesticides or water erosion, no wildlife will want to use
this habitat. Within a few simple but necessary steps,
you can produce a healthy and welcoming habitat to
many biodiverse species.
Step 1: Begin with reducing the use of any contaminants that can be harmful for wildlife, such a fuels,
pesticides, soaps and fertilizers.
Step 2: Construct a buffer out of native plants along
your shoreline that can become home to many species from birds to turtles. You can find which native
plants are most suitable by determining which kind
of land you are planting on. If your land is dry and
upland, then shrubs such a Chokeberry or Grey Dogwood will work best. If it is wet and lowland, use
Sweet Gale or Pussy Willow.
Step 3: Let nature be. Leaving any dead trees or sticks
on the land or in the water can become a significant
habitat for some wildlife, such as bass, which depend
on aquatic logs for shelter. Leaving nature in its natural state is one of the easiest steps, since your only
job is to sit back and watch nature take its course.
No need to maintain your new natural shoreline, as
it is now a part of an ecosystem that will take care
of erosion, filtering contaminants and fostering biodiversity with ease.
Biodiversity is your business. Your home is also a
home to many ecosystems that need suitable natural habitat. Any missing links can and will lead back
to you in some way. It is not too late to stop trends
of clean, manicured shorelines lacking biodiversity.
Restore your shoreline and boost the beauty of biodiversity!
To read the pervious articles in this series visit: http://
Road Closure for
Isle La Motte 5K
West Shore Road on Isle La Motte will be closed
between Shrine Road and Sunset View Road on
Saturday, July 16 from approximately 8 to 9:30
am for the Isle La Motte 5K race.
11th Annual CIAO
Show Right
Around the Corner
Invite your family, friends and neighbors to
view and or buy art by Island artists. Stop in at
the North Hero Community Center to meet the
artists, view the various forms of art offered
from oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal,
pen and pencil, wire wrap, fabric art, jewelry,
clay and glass.
Demonstrations by various artists will be featured throughout the weekend. The featured
artist is Anza Myers, a fabric artist.
The show kicks off on Friday, July 21 from 2 to
7 pm. An artist reception will be held from 4 to
7 pm. The show continues on Saturday from 9
to 5 pm and Sunday from 9 to 3 pm. This is the
height of the summer art season. New artists are
invited to join Champlain Islands Artists’ Organization.
Location: US Route 2, North Hero. Information:
•Preschool Storytime at the
Alburgh Library; 11:30 am
•Film Night at the Alburgh Library; 7 pm
•Tai Chi at the South Hero
Congregational Church; 9:00
to 10:00 am
•Lunch at “The Neighbors”,
South Hero Congregational
Church; Noon.
•Living Strong in the Islands
Strength & Balance Training
at St. Rose of Lima Church,
South Hero; 9:30 to 10:30 am
•Tai Chi at the South Hero
Congregational Church; 3 to 4
•Storytime at the North Hero
Library; 3 pm
•Story Time at the Grand Isle
Library; 10 am
•Tai Chi at the South Hero
Congregational Church 9:00
to 10:00 am
•Lunch at “The Neighbors”,
South Hero Congregational
Church; Noon.
•Bingo at Islands in the Sun
Senior Center, Alburgh; 5 pm
•Farmers’ Market at St. Rose of
Lima, South Hero; 3 to 6 pm
•Adult Coloring at the Alburgh
Library; 4:00 pm
•Fiber Night at the Grand Isle
Library; 6:30 to 8 pm
•Living Strong in the Islands
Strength & Balance Training
at St. Rose of Lima Church,
South Hero; 9:30 to 10:30 am
•Tai Chi at the South Hero
Congregational Church 3:00
to 4:00 pm
•Bingo at St. Joseph’s Church,
Grand Isle; 6:15 pm
•Champlain Islands Fiber
Bees at North Hero Methodist
Church; 11:00 to 4:00 pm
•Lunch at “The Neighbors”,
South Hero Congregational
Church; Noon.
•Writing Group meets at the
Alburgh Public Library; 6 to 8
•Tai Chi at the South Hero
Congregational Church 9 to 10
•Farmers’ Market at St. Joseph’s Church, South Hero; 10
to 2 pm
•Bingo at the Alburgh Fire Station; 5 pm - games at 6:15 pm
To submit your weekly event, contact
Tonya at 802.372.5600 or
[email protected]
*Some restrictions and fees may apply
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Directed Patrol / South Hero
Assist Fire / South Hero
Assist VSP / South Hero
Citizen Dispute / Alburgh
Theft / South Hero
Found Property / North Hero
Fraud / Grand Isle
Suspicious / Grand Isle
Assist Rescue / North Hero
Theft / South Hero
VIN Inspection / South Hero
Vehicle Complaint / Grand Isle
Citizen Assist / Grand Isle
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Suspicious / South Hero
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Vehicle Crash / South Hero
Animal Problem / North Hero
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Littering / Grand Isle
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Traffic Hazard / Alburgh
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South Hero Celebrates Our Independence
The Islander, July 12, 2016 Page 11
By Lyn Jarvis
No one can remember exactly when the first 4 of July parade was held in South Hero, but consensus is
around 60 years ago. But one thing is certain, it has never rained on the parade and Monday, July 4, was no
It was a beautiful blue sky day with pleasant temperatures and a light breeze. South Street, from Landon
Road to Route 2, was lined with people in patriotic attire waving flags to commemorate the 240th birthday of
the United States of America. The 40-minute parade was a festive event with prizes being awarded in several
categories. A salute to all of those who donated their time and effort to make this celebration a success!
Jeni and Dean Barnes, So. Hero, celebrate 1st
wedding anniversary at parade. They are joined by
daughter Indigo.
.Bob and Marjy Letzelter, So. Hero, with Allen and
Mindy Letzelter, Grand Isle, and sons Broden and
Grady wait for parade to start.
.Fire and rescue from throughout the Champlain
Islands were well represented.
The girls from Camp Hochelaga brought smile to our
The Face of Freedom
The parade begins and Brian Holmes videos for Lake
Champlain Access Television and Brunston Hunt, So
Hero, waits for candy. At parade end he said, “I hit
the jackpot.”
Winners of “The No Place Like Home” parade theme
was number 311, “The Ones We Want Around to
Save us from the Wicked Witch.”
Always at the parade is a contingent of Shriners who
entertain parade goers with their antics.
Daniel Fantoni, Fairfax, with oxen Doc and Dan are
regulars at the So. Hero 4th of July Parade.
Hooter celebrates the 4th in style.
2016 parade judges (from left) are long time Eagle
campers Carla Cummings from New York City and Trish Doyle from Tolland CT along with Kim Anderson, a new resident of Grand Isle who works at the
Community Health Center. Postmaster David Sands
was their Parademobile driver.
Simone and Torsten Diesel, Windham, N.H., grandchildren of Eloise Hebor, So. Hero, were happy to
celebrate in the Champlain Islands. •
These girls from Dunkley’s Gymnastics took home a
prize for most energetic performance.
Did You Know?
Did you know announcements of engagements, births and weddings are FREE
in The Islander? The Islander also does not charge for obituaries for
residents and family members. Contact The Islander at 802-372-5600
or by email at [email protected]
The Islander, July 12, 2016 Page 12
Kevin Loria writes about
health in the publication,
Tech Insider, and in a recent article he provided
coverage of a new diet
with benefits beyond just
weight loss, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.
“There is evidence, at
least a bit of it, that drastically cutting calories and
eating a specific way five
days out of the month
may actually slow the effects of aging and make
people less likely to suffer
from illnesses like cancer,
heart disease, and diabetes,” reports Loria.
During those five days,
dieters reduce caloric intake by up to two-thirds.
The rest of the month,
they eat normally. It
should be noted that
not a lot is known about
the benefits or dangers
of such a drastic dietary
modification. But research
projects are underway.
One Way to
Chicago’s famed Lincoln
Zoo celebrated International Ungulate Day, an
ungulate is a mammal
with hooves, by naming a
newborn camel Alexander
Camelton. The Association of Mature American
Citizens explained that the
moniker was selected in
honor of the hit Broadway
musical, Hamilton.
Some Tickets Still Available for
IA Summer Concerts
The Island Arts summer concert series opens with the Vermont Jazz Ensemble at the Grand Isle Lake
House on Sunday, July 17 to benefit their youth scholarship fund. The concert begins at 6:30 pm with
picnicking on the lawn at 5:30 pm. The 17-member ensemble has been performing jazz in the Big Band
style since 1976. This is their 6th consecutive year at the Lake House and they always leave the crowd
wanting more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event.
IA‘s affordable family evening is Wednesday, July 20 with a performance by the Citizens Concert Band
directed by Jeremy Berger. Having their beginnings in St. Albans back in 1947 they have a full complement of brass, percussion and woodwinds. The Grand Isle Lake House, with its beautiful views of Lake
Champlain, is an ideal location to enjoy their performance. Tickets are only $10 in advance and $15 at
the door.
Tickets for both events can be purchased in South Hero at Hackett’s Orchard and The Green Frog,
the Country Store in Isle La Motte, Alburgh’s Public Library and in North Hero at the Back Chamber.
Tickets may also be purchased on-line at For more information, call or like us on
Facebook. Children under 12 are admitted free to both events. The concerts are sponsored by the Preservation Trust of Vermont, The Islander and Thomas F. Staley Foundation. Alternate rain location is the Grand Isle School and both events are handicapped
Location: 34 East Shore North, Grand Isle. Information: 802-372-8889
The Islander, July 12, 2016 Page 13
Boat Vermont
Boating Safety Course
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and Vermont State
Police Marine Division will teach the Boat Vermont
Boating Safety Course at Apple Island Resort starting
on July 18. The class is three nights long and will run
from 7 to 10 pm each night; Monday, Wednesday
and Thursday. The course is free and you will receive
your license to operate a motor boat in Vermont.
Please contact the Apple Island Marina for class registration. Participants can also register in person at
the marina. Additional classes are scheduled once a
month throughout the summer.
Location: US Route 2, South Hero. Information: 802372-3922 or [email protected]
Have a
Serving Dinner 5:00-9:00 Nightly
Serving Breakfast Tues.- Sun. 8:30 -10
(Closed Mon. for Breakfast)
Chef and Family Owned for 59 Years
Old Quarry Road, Isle La Motte, VT
bus day trip to
akwesasne mohawk casino
hogansburg, new york
Monday, August 8th • $25 per person
FREE EXTRAS including:
$25 free slot play • $10 buffet coupon
Free Coffee & Donuts • Bottled Water
• Movies Aboard • Foxwoods Trip 10/2
bus departs:
7:00 am.
Meet at Milton Park & Ride off
I89 Exit 17 between 6:45 - 7:00
Depart Casino at 4:30pm
Call Barbara
Leave message
The Islander, July 12, 2016 Page 14
Maurie Harrington Art Exhibit at
Snow Farm Winery
Specializing in Residential
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Maurie Harrington, a local artist, will be exhibiting for the month of July at Snow
Farm Winery in South Hero. Maurie is the Art Director at the Fisk Farm in Isle La
Motte. She enjoys painting en plein air and has painted many of the local island
scenes. All are invited to stop by and view her work.
The Islander, July 12, 2016 Page 15
Submitted by: Lorinda A. Henry
Send your news to [email protected]
Wednesday, July 13 at 4 pm, Economic Development Commission; Wednesday, July 13 at 6 pm,
Recreation Commission; Thursday, July 14 from 7 to
9 pm, Development Review Board; Tuesday, July 19
from 7 to 9 pm, Planning Commission
Our construction and project management team
from All Seasons Excavating and Donald L. Hamlin Consulting Engineers has made great progress.
The hydrants have been relocated and excavation,
back-filling and gravel compaction is in place. Pouring concrete and forming the sidewalk started at the
Hobbs Road end of McMullen Road. This 4/5 of a
mile of sidewalk project is primarily funded through
a VTrans bike and pedestrian grant with the Town
providing a 10% local match.
Buy locally and support local farmers when you
visit the 2016 Farmers’ Market on the green next to
Hannaford every Thursday afternoon and evening.
Explore local garden produce, baked goods, crafts
and more in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.
Get to know the wonderful people who grow your
During the summer vacation meals will be served
at Milton Elementary School. Parks and Recreation,
the Milton Public Library, Birchcliff Mobile Home
Park and for our neighbors, the Colchester Recreation Department.
The Milton Recreation Department lists the many
public outdoor venues located in town. All of these
Parks, Trails and Facilities are available for your enjoyment, to experience and explore Milton’s parks,
trails and natural resources! Please adhere to all park
and facility rules in order to ensure a continued positive experience for all of our community.
BOMBARDIER PARK is the centerpiece for the majority of organized and leisurely recreation activities
in Milton. MILTON TOWN FOREST offers 350 acres
of woodlands, including 6 miles of established trails,
surrounding a 33-acre body of water known as the
Milton Pond; Milton’s old reservoir. EAGLE MOUNTAIN, with an elevation of 560 feet, provides breathtaking views of Lake Champlain. LAMOILLE RIVER
WALK is a 1.5-mile trail where you can experience a
wonderland of ferns, wildflowers and wildlife as you
follow it along the Lamoille River. RIVER STREET PARK
is the centrally located GMP Hydro Recreation Area
featuring picnic tables, the Town of Milton community events marquee and a fantastic view of the Lamoille River. THE SAND BAR STATE PARK is Vermont’s most
visited day-use State Park. It offers a long stretch of
sandy beach, bathhouse, fishing area, picnic areas,
BBQ grills and more. SAND BAR WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ACCESS is A VT Fish & Wildlife access area that
features wonderful views of Lake Champlain and
more. SAND BAR REFUGE ACCESS is nearby and has a
small parking area, fishing access and more. LAMOILLE RIVER ACCESS is a VT Fish & Wildlife access area;
it features a concrete boat ramp, fishing platform
for fishing without a boat, and more. VAN EVEREST
ACCESS, another VT Fish & Wildlife access area also
features a concrete boat ramp and more. And SEARS
ACCESS, VT Fish & Wildlife, has another fishing platform and more. Come on and enjoy the outdoors! It
will be winter before you know it!
The end of the month is a particularly difficult
time for families who struggle with food security, especially when the kids are home from school for the
summer. Please consider purchasing an extra item
or two when you shop this week. Donations can be
left in the bin at the front of the Milton Hannaford
Market or dropped off at MFCC between 8 and 5 pm,
Monday through Friday. Thank you.
Milton’s seniors meet
each Wednesday for fun,
friendship and food. All
meals and programs are
sponsored by the Champlain Valley Agency on
Aging and are held at the
Milton Arrowhead Senior
Citizens’ Center unless
otherwise noted. Seniors
age 60 and over are welcome. Call Shirley at 802893-1619 at least 25 hours
ahead for reservations. A
$4 donation is appreciated. CVAA Advocate is Julie
Petersen at 802-865-0360
or 1-800-642-5119. Meal
Island Industrial Park, 4 Island Circle
Site Coordinator is RhonGrand Isle, Vermont
da Fletcher.
Hours: 8:00-4:30 Mon.-Thurs. 8:00-3:30 Fri.
[email protected]
The Public Library not only provides books and
magazines, including large-print and audio books,
but also hosts a large variety of interesting programs
for all ages of Milton residents.
through August 5: stories, songs, crafts. 10 am Saturdays, all summer; drop in story time for all ages.
Registrations and sign-ups for programs will continue throughout the summer and we hope to see
you soon. Teens ages 12 and up can register online.
A reminder to our teen volunteers to register as well.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: New movie releases are
served up with popcorn! Next one is July 20, Cool
Runnings. PG rating.
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, CRAFT! For all ages. Every Tuesday in July at 10 am.
at St. Joseph’s Church Hall
at 10 am. This is a 4-week program focused on force
in Grand Isle
and motion for all ages. Your little ones will explore
science, technology, engineering and math in a fun
environment. No sign-up required.
OLYMPIC GARDENING: On Mondays at 10:00 am;
sign up for each session required.
TEEN SUMMERS: SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13 and over. The 2016 seap.m.
son is May 5 through August 17. SYNC 2016 will give
away 30 titles; two paired audiobook downloads a
ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Why should kids have all the fun? For the adults this summer; read
something different! Complete a bingo card with various genres such as historical fiction or a story set in another country. Cards are available at the front desk at the Milton Public Library and enter to win prizes, a different one each month: June Prize: $25 Visa gift card; July Prize: One month pass to the Edge Sports & Fitness;
August Grand Prize: A FitBit You are encouraged to enter more than once, so read away.
Upcoming special events for adults happening at the Milton Public Library; sign up required:
INTRODUCTION TO RUG HOOKING: Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 pm; learn how to create beautiful rugs the
traditional way.
LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS: Monday through Thursday from 9 to 8 pm; Friday 9 to 5 pm; June through August, the library will be closing on Saturdays.
every Thursday at
Early Birds
starting at 6:15
The Lake Was the Highway
Alburgh Museum’s Special Exhibit
This year the Alburgh Museum, operated by the Alburgh Historical Society, has exciting new things for you
to see. The Lake Was the Highway talks about Alburgh’s
special geography and the importance of ferries, and
eventually bridges, to the community as well as a bit
of smuggling which might have taken place; Wink!
Wink! There are artifacts and information about the
Rockwell family of Alburgh, which had four generations
of captains and crew on commercial sailing boats and
steamers from the 1820s through 1950s. Rockwell family members have graciously loaned items from the day
of the steamers, and an over 100-year-old handmade
wooden toy schooner, the “Three Feathers”. There will
also be a 30-minute audio/video presentation on the
Rockwell’s and Lake Commerce; so pull up a chair.
The Museum is open every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm to August 31 and every other Saturday
from 10 to 3 pm on July 23, August 6, August 20 and September 3.
If one of those times does not work for you, or you would like to bring a group, please call the number below
and the Historical Society will arrange a time for you to visit.
Location: Alburgh Museum. Information: Judy Higgins at 802-238-4990o
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- Jubilee Year of Mercy Mass for Families followed by BBQ,
St. Anne Shrine, Isle La Motte; 12:15 pm
- Hamilton: The Play, The Man and The Music at Ethan
Allen Museum, Burlington; 4 pm
- Music in the Park, “Mellow Yellow” at Knight’s Point
State Park, North Hero; 6:30 to 8:00 pm
- Emotional Freedom Techniques at Grand Isle Library; 7
to 8 pm
- Farmers’ Market at St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero;
3 to 6 pm
- Reflection Series Mass with Presentation and Lunch following at St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La Motte; 11:15 am
- Music in the Vineyard, “Dirt Road” at Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero;
- History of the Quaker Community at Grand Isle Library;
7 to 8 pm
- Alburgh Annual Historical Society Meeting at Islands in
the Sun Senior Center; 7 pm
- Outdoor Summer Concert, “Nightrain” at the Alburgh
American Legion; 8 pm to Midnight
- Isle La Motte Historical Society Annual Meeting at Fisk
Farm, Isle La Motte; 7:00 pm
- Isle La Motte 5K and ½ Mile Run at St. Anne’s Shrine;
7:15 am
- Farmers’ Market at St. Joseph’s Church, Grand Isle; 10
to 2 pm
- SOLO Dinner Meeting at Maple City Diner, St. Albans;
5 pm
- Boat Vermont Safety Course at Apple Island Resort,
South Hero; 7 to 10 pm
- Grand Isle Historical Society Annual Meeting at Block
Schoolhouse, Grand Isle; 6:30 pm
- Citizens Concert Band at Grand Isle Lake House; 6:30
- Farmers’ Market at St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero;
3 to 6 pm
- Reflection Series Mass with Presentation and Lunch following at St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La Motte; 11:15 am
- Grand Isle County Democratic Committee Candidate
Forum at the North Hero Courthouse; 7 pm
- Boat Vermont Safety Course at Apple Island Resort,
South Hero; 7 to 10 pm
- Music in the Vineyard, “Third Shift with Ashley O’Brien”
at Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero;
- Water Color Crash Course at Island Arts, North Hero
- Boat Vermont Safety Course at Apple Island Resort,
South Hero; 7 to 10 pm
- 11th Annual CIAO Show at North Hero Community Hall;
2 to 7 pm
- Outdoor Summer Concert, “Miss Mizery” at the Alburgh
American Legion; 8 pm to Midnight
- CIAO Art Show and Sale at the North Hero Community
Hall; 2 to 7 pm – Artist Reception at 4 pm
- Summer Supper at Islands in the Sun Senior Center, Alburgh; 5:30 pm
- CIAO Art Show and Sale at the North Hero Community
Hall; 9 to 5 pm
- Wetlands & Water Quality at the Round Pond Nature
Area, South Hero; 10 to 11:30 am
- Farmers’ Market at St. Joseph’s Church, Grand Isle; 10
to 2 pm
- Village Harmony performs at the South Hero Congregational Church; 7 pm
Health Services
Northwestern Counseling &
Support Services, Inc.
Behavior Health Crisis Services
• 524-6554 or 1-800-834-7793 •
- Community Breakfast at Alburgh American Legion; 8 to
11 am
- Vermont Jazz Ensemble at Grand Isle Lake House; 6:30
- Pancake Breakfast at Isle La Motte Elementary School;
8 to 11 am
- Music, Art and Tea at Fisk Farm, Isle La Motte; 1 to 5 pm
- Now open! Frances Ford Slab-Log Cabin in Isle La Motte;
1 to 4 pm
for friends & families of alcoholics
Congregational Church of South Hero, U.C.C.
SUNDAY SCHOOL & Nursery Care Ages 5 and under
We Invite and Welcome Everyone.
Pastor: Rev. Cordelia Burpee
24 South St., South Hero, VT 05486
Tel: 802-372-4962 E-mail: ccshvt[email protected] •
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Free Community Supper 2nd Friday each month 5:30-7pm
Island Roman Catholic Parishes
Serving the churches of Alburgh, Grand Isle,
Isle La Motte & South Hero
St. Amadeus, Alburgh- Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
St. Joseph, Grand Isle- Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
St. Joseph, Isle La Motte- Saturday: 6:00 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima, South HeroSaturday: 4:00 p.m.
Rev. Thomas Nadeau
St. Amadeus Office 796-3481
St. Rose of Lima Office 372-4092
Champlain Islands Parish
Rev. Bobbie Rambach
Isle La Motte
United Methodist
Church Sunday
8:00 am
North Hero
United Methodist
Church Worship
9:30 a.
Grand Isle Methodist
Church Worship 11am
The Churches with...
Parish Office 372-6638
Main St., Route 2, Alburgh, VT
Dr. John C. Kehoe, Pastor
Independent—Bible Believing—Gospel Preaching
SUNDAY School & Bible Study _______ 9:30AM
SUNDAY Worship__________________ 10:30AM
WEDNESDAY Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study 7:00PM
WEDNESDAY Children's Bible Club____ 7:00PM
“A Friendly and Joyful Welcome Awaits You”
Nursery Provided at all Services
St. Anne's Shrine
P.O. Box 280, Isle La Motte, VT 05463
802-928-3362, or 3385 Fax 928-3305
Email [email protected]
"Center of Life, Light and Love"
On the Shores of Lake Champlain
Mass Schedule
Sat: 7:00 p.m. (May 21 - Sept 3)
Sun: 9:00am (June 12-Sept 4); 10:30am (May 22-Oct. 9)
Monday - Friday 11:15 a.m. (June 27 - Sept. 2)
~Visitor’s Center Open Daily ~ Gifts ~ Books ~ VT Products ~
All Welcome!
A non-denominational
GCMF affiliated Church
(802)782-9384 WWW.GLBCVT.ORG
“God’s Word has the answer”
Sunday, July 17th at 7 p.m.
Evensong & Organ Recital
St. George’s, Clarenceville, Quebec
The Rev. Thora L. Chadwick 802-863-8036
The Islander, July 12, 2016 Page 18
Death Notices
NEW YORKRudolph “Rudy”
Chapola, age 95
years, a longtime
resident of the
Bechard Road in
died late Saturday morning, July
9, 2016, at the St.
Albans Healthcare
and Rehabilitation
Center with loving
family at his side.
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania on, July 29, 1920, he was
the son of the late Joseph and Anelia (Canislanska)
Chapola. He attended schools in Pennsylvania and
on, September 30, 2008, was married to Rita (Gagne)
White who survives him.
Rudy faithfully served his country in the United
States Army during World War II on the 805th Tank
Destroyer and received his Honorable Discharge on,
June 18, 1945. He was a longtime member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1418 in Mooers, NY,
The American Legion, Creller-Landon Post #60 in Alburgh as well as the Disabled American veterans.
For 27 years he was employed as a truck driver for
various companies and enjoyed hunting and traveling especially with his wife Rita.
In addition to his devoted wife Rita of Champlain,
NY, Rudy leaves two sons, Blain and Michael Chapola;
grandchildren, Paul Blain Chapola and Adam Chapola; great grandson, Connor Chapola; a sister, Mary
Ann Mozik; a sister-in-law, Lee Chapola and several
nieces, nephews and many friends.
Rudy was predeceased by his daughter, Diane
Chapola; sisters and brothers, Ann Brohen, Jean
Chapola, Arlene Bassano, Adele Deason, Teckla Gott,
Peter Chapola and Christopher and Laura Chapola.
Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place at a
later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
Gifts in Rudy’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 55 Day
Lane, Williston, VT 05495 or to the American Heart
Association, Vermont Office, and 110 Main St., Suite
3203, Burlington, VT 05401.
Animal Athletes
The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
presents Animal Athletes at the South Hero Library
on Friday, July 15. This interactive and active program
takes a look at the amazing physical feats of local
wildlife. Your own abilities to see if you have what it
takes to be an animal athlete will be compared. Can
you jump as high as a deer or run as fast as a coyote?
Artifacts, live animals and more will help you explore these amazing abilities starting at 10:30 am.
Location: 75 South St., South Hero
Action Origami
The South Hero Library will host an Action Origami
program where you will make fun, easy models that
jump, spin and flap their mouths on July 20. The fun
begins at 10:30am and is free. Ages six and up welcome.
Location: 75 South St., South Hero
Backpack Theater
On Monday, June 20, the amazing Backpack Theater will be at the Alburgh Library performing “The
Wild Things and Sleeping Beauty”. This live performance will begin at 5pm and is open to all ages.
Location: 16 South Main St., Alburgh
Grand Isle Historical Society
Annual Meeting
The annual Business Meeting for members of the Grand Isle Historical Society
will be held on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 pm
at the 1814 Block Schoolhouse. This is located on the site of the Historic Hyde Log
Cabin. A video tour of Grand Isle will follow
and “Make your own Ice Cream Sundaes”
will be available to enjoy.
This business meeting is very important
and urgent. In order to maintain the Grand
Isle Historical Society status as a nonprofit, nontaxable organization we must have
a slate of officers that include a President,
Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.
The current officers are no longer able to
serve but are willing to mentor new ones. The executive board feels that the current showing of interest in
Grand Isle history on the Growing up in Grand Isle County Facebook page, indicates the time is now for more
local people to become involved. The Hyde Log Cabin, replicating pioneer life as it was in the late 1700s and
the Block Schoolhouse are such important and wonderful locations in our town. The Block Schoolhouse houses
scrapbooks containing years of newspaper clippings covering many events which have occurred over the past.
The board hopes that current members and the general public will appreciate the need for new people to
step up and become active so that the Grand Isle Historical Society can continue to offer interesting historical
programs as it has in the past. Please attend.
Location: US Route 2, Grand Isle. Information: Fay P. Chamberlin 802-372-8339 or [email protected]
19th Annual Celebration of
Conservation & Community
By Katy Lord
Join South Hero Land Trust for our 19th Annual Celebration of Conservation and Community at East Shore
Vineyard on Sunday, July 24. We will enjoy a great potluck picnic, speakers, tours and more in celebration of
South Hero’s special landscape and community.
Keynote speaker Amy Seidl, author of two books on climate change and Associate Director of Environmental
Studies at the University of Vermont, will join us to share her perspective on the future of human and natural
communities in the face of global environmental changes.
Community member, Chuck Hulse, will lead a walk along the Landon Community Trail, a public-access trail
through the forests and fields of the Landon Farm. Hulse recently completed an online guide to the wildflowers of the Landon Farm, compiled from over a year of observations, and has much to share along the trail.
Guests will also have a chance to tour the vineyard and winery with owner Ben Durant, and enjoy the view of
the vines from the brand new tasting room, open this summer!
We look forward to a fun-filled day celebrating the people and land that make South Hero a unique place.
Everyone is welcome! A suggested donation or $10/individual or $25/family is suggested to help cover costs.
Location: 20 East Shore Road, South Hero. Information/RSVP: Katy at 802-372-3786 or [email protected] or
Annual Crops and Soils Field Day Offers Insight
into UVM Research
The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program will host its annual Crops and Soils
Field Day on Thursday, July 28 in Alburgh.
The event, which will be held at the Borderview Research Farm, provides an opportunity for farmers to tour
research plots and meet the researchers involved in these trials as well as learn about the latest equipment,
new commercial crops and innovative crop management strategies. Registration will begin at 9:15 am with a
guided tour of the farm starting promptly at 10 am.
The theme for this year’s field day is Eat It, Drink It, Feed It, Fuel It–Conducting Food System Research Crop
by Crop. On the morning farm tour participants will observe trials for cover crops and no-till, small grains, dry
beans, forages and oilseed crops. Researchers will also discuss strategies for improving soil fertility, green manure under-seeding and organic weed control.
The afternoon agenda includes a look at the Northwest Crops and Soils Program team’s research on two
new crops, milkweed and industrial hemp, along with a session on malting barley and demonstrations of a
band-seeder, ripper and other equipment. New this year will be a tasting tent where bakers and brewers will
be invited to pass out samples.
The deadline to register is July 22. The cost is $10 for farmers, $25 for non-farmers. Lunch is included.
Registrations may be made online at To request a disability-related
accommodation to attend, please call Susan Brouillette by July 18.
Location: 146 Line Road, Alburgh. Information/Registration: Call 800-639-2130 Vermont Only, or 802-5246501: Susan Brouillette, ext. 432 or Heather Darby, ext. 437
7th Annual Swanton Car Show
The Swanton Chamber of Commerce hosts the 7th Annual Swanton Car Show on the Village Green, on Saturday, July 30 from 9 to 2:30 pm.
As in years past, there will be a “Favorite 50” show; trophies to the top 50 cars judged that day. There will
also be special trophy categories as well. This year’s profits will go to supporting future events that will be held
in the Swanton Community. This auto show attracts car owners and visitors from all over New England and New York, as well as Canada.
Location: Village Green Park, Swanton. Information: 802-868-5409 or [email protected]
Village Harmony Returns
to the Islands
Village Harmony, the acclaimed teen singing camp based in Marshfield, returns
to the Islands on Saturday, July 23 with songs, music and dance from Macedonia,
South Africa and the American Gospel and Shape Note traditions. In an era of
violence and wall-building, come watch, listen and be inspired as these talented
young adults and their seasoned adult leaders tour parts of Europe, Africa and
the United States in just two hours. You will leave renewed, refreshed, maybe
humming, singing and dancing, too.
Suggested sliding scale donation: Adults $10 to $15; children and youth $5 to
$10. Preceded by pot-luck supper at 5 pm at the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.
Bring food to share.
Village Harmony will also be leading music during worship, Sunday, July 24 9:30
am, preceded by pot-luck breakfast, 8:30 am, Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.
Bring food to share.
About this year’s leaders: Larry Gordon, Village Harmony founder and director. Larry Gordon has been making community music in Vermont since the early
1970s. He founded Village Harmony in 1989, and his patient and relaxed, yet demanding, teaching style and his collaborative approach have shaped the welcoming atmosphere of the Village Harmony community since the beginning. Though
his first love was medieval and renaissance music, he is a vital figure in New England shape-note singing, and he is the music editor of the popular Northern
Harmony shape-note songbook. Larry is an inspired organizer with an unerring
eye for good repertoire and a unique knack of pulling together interesting combinations of singers and letting them shine. Larry has led Onion River Chorus in
Montpelier since the late 1970s, and is well known across the US and internationally for leading stunning periodic ad hoc incarnations of Northern Harmony, a
semi-professional tour group made up largely of veteran Village Harmony singers.
Recently he has been devoting increasing time to teaching Balkan folk dancing.
Zoe Christiansen is a remarkable accordion, keyboardist, and clarinet player
with particular expertise in eastern European and Turkish styles as well as Klezmer
music. She has participated in the two most recent Northern Harmony tours and
has been music director for a number of community theater productions. Most
recently she has traveled extensively in Turkey, Albania and Kosovo studying traditional instrumental and vocal styles.
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sic that is rhythmically sung and rich with story. Harrison has directed the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir for the last 18 years. He has led camp sessions
for Village Harmony for 16 years, as well as working with Brendan Taaffe’s Turtle
Dove Harmony for the last 4 years. He recently left his job of 10 years teaching
music K-12 in a public school to focus on working with community groups and
composing. Harrison brings to all his teaching a deep love for choral singing and
its power to create community, as well as a lot of humor. He lives in Plainfield with
his wife Scottie.
The 24 sparkling teen singers will present a program of songs and dances from
South Africa and Macedonia, American shape-note songs, quartet gospel and contemporary compositions, traditional songs from Corsica and renaissance works.
The singers are drawn from across the country and also include two vivacious girls
on special scholarship from Macedonia.
Village Harmony is an umbrella organization based in Vermont dedicated to the
study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world. Each
summer they sponsor ten ensembles like this one, both in New England and in
numerous foreign countries, involving both teen and adult singers. Each group
develops its own unique sound with a different international team of leaders,
but all share common traits: a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres, as appropriate to the many varieties
of ethnic and traditional music; and the visible, vibrant community among the
singers and audience as they share in a joyous celebration of music.
Larry Gordon is the founder of Village Harmony and has been leading choirs and
community music in Vermont for over forty years. He has a vast repertoire of music from harmony traditions across the world and has led scores of Village Harmony study and performances tours to South Africa, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Georgia
and throughout western Europe.
Village Harmony’s many recordings and songbooks will be available for sale at
the concert.
Location: 24 South Street, South Hero. Information: 802-372-4962.
11th Annual CIAO Show
Right Around the Corner
Invite your family, friends and neighbors to view and or buy art by Island artists.
Stop in at the North Hero Community Center to meet the artists, view the various
forms of art offered from oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pen and pencil,
wire wrap, fabric art, jewelry, clay and glass.
Demonstrations by various artists will be featured throughout the weekend.
The featured artist is Anza Myers, a fabric artist.
The show kicks off on Friday, July 21 from 2 to 7 pm. An artist reception will be
held from 4 to 7 pm. The show continues on Saturday from 9 to 5 pm and Sunday
from 9 to 3 pm. This is the height of the summer art season. New artists are invited to join Champlain Islands Artists’ Organization.
Location: US Route 2, North Hero. Information:
Festival of The Islands Flea Market
St. Amadeus Parish Center is holding a flea market and craft sale on Saturday,
July 30. The hours of the sale are 8 to 2 pm. The snack bar will be open featuring
Maurice’s homemade delights! Vendors must reserve table in advance. Vendor
Fees: $15/6 ft. table; 2 tables for $25.
Location: Route 2, Alburgh. Information: Maurice Gauthier at 802-796-4418
Gold Panning and Vermont’s
Gold Rush of 1855
John Harrison is a dynamic choral director, workshop leader and composer from
Vermont. His passion is the search for and development of an American choral
tradition that integrates African-American Gospel music, jazz, blues, shape-note,
rock and roll, country and Appalachian music. In his compositions and teaching he
strives to combine these great American traditions to create a unique choral mu-
There’s gold in them there hills! Join the Milton Historical Society for this outdoor event, around the fire, as speaker Randy Archer regales us with the story of
the Vermont Gold Rush of 1855 and teaches us how to pan for gold. A hands-on
event with s’mores for all, geared toward the young and the young at heart. The
event starts at 7 pm on Wednesday, August 3 and is free and open to the public.
Location: 13 School St., Milton.
Information: Allison Belisle 802-363-2598 or [email protected]
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DOCKET NO: 32-5-15 Gicv
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained
in a certain mortgage given by Heather Woodworth and
Adam Prim to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems,
Inc., as nominee for KeyBank National Association , its
successors and/or assigns, dated October 1, 2004 and recorded in Book 114 at Page 488 of the Town of Alburgh
Land Records, of which mortgage the undersigned is the
present holder by Assignment of Mortgage recorded 158,
Page 384, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage
and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at
Public Auction at 11:00 a.m. on July 27, 2016 at 19 Baker
Street, Alburgh, VT 05440 all and singular the premises
described in said mortgage,
To Wit:
Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to
Robert Baker by Warranty Deed of Lakeview Development Corporation, a Vermont Corporation dated April 9,
1999 and recorded in Volume 83, Page 411 of the Town
of Alburg Land Records and being more particularly described as follows:
Being two parcels of land consisting of 0.4 acres and .17
acres, respectively, which parcels are shown on a Site Plan
entitled “Henry Baker Subdivision Lot J & K Lake Street,
Alburg, Vermont” Drawing No. 705-4 prepared by Schreib
Engineering, Inc. Dated July 6, 1991 recorded in the Land
Records of the Town of Alburg at Map Slide 136 (the “Site
Plan”). Said 2 parcels being identified in the Site Plan as
Parcel 1. A lot of land consisting of .04 acres, plus or minus, and designated as “Lot J-A” on the Site Plan.
Request for Bids
School Transportation Bids
Grand Isle Supervisory Union
The Grand Isle Supervisory Union, on behalf of the
School Districts of Alburgh, North Hero, Grand Isle,
Isle La Motte, and South Hero is seeking qualified bidders interested in providing “School Transportation
Services” for FY17 through FY19 (from August 15,
2016 to June 30, 2019) with options for two one-year
extensions. Interested bidders should contact David A.
Crawford, Contract / Special Projects Coordinator via
e-mail at [email protected] or phone (802) 8819599 to obtain bid specifications and bid forms. Sealed
Bid envelopes are to be clearly labeled: “School
Transportation Bids - BID – July 22, 2016”. Bids are
due no later than 1:00 PM on Friday July 22, 2016.
Submit Bids to:
Lynne Carpenter
Business Manager
Grand Isle Supervisory Union
5038 US RT 2
North Hero, VT 05474
P.O. BOX 250, ISLE LA MOTTE, VT 05463
Paving-Invitation to Bid
The Town of Isle La Motte Select Board is soliciting bids
for spot leveling and patching on various roads.
Scope of Work: Detailed bid specifications will be available and discussed at a scheduled meeting; Tuesday July
19, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the Isle La Motte Town Hall, 2272
Main Street, Isle La Motte, VT 05463
Bid Information: Sealed bids will be received at the Isle
La Motte Town Office, 2272 Main Street, Isle La Motte,
VT 05463 by 3:30 PM on July 26, 2016.
Awards will be made on technical merit, time frame, and
responsiveness to the scope of service. The Town of Isle
La Motte reserves the right to reject any and all bid proposals received.
Isle La Motte 5K and
½ Mile Fun Run
This Saturday
The course begins and ends at the historic site of
the St. Anne’s Shrine on Saturday, July 16. It is extremely fast and flat and along the west shore of Lake
Champlain.This year registration is being coordinated by Online registration link is:
Entry fees: over 18 years of age is $25; 14 years
through age 18 is $15; under age 14 is $3; active military and veterans is $15. This year’s event will benefit
both the Isle La Motte Recreation Department and
the Wounded Warrior Project.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and
female finishers. There will be prizes for all Half Mile
Fun runners and prizes for most age categories and
random prize drawings for all to win.
Food and water will be available for all participants.
Check-in and registration begins at 7:15 am. The
Youth Fun Run (1/2 mile) is for those ages 12 years
old and younger and will begin at 8:15 am. The 5K
starts at 8:30 am. An awards presentation will follow.
Location: 92 St. Anne’s Road, Isle La Motte
State House Candidates Forum July 20
The Grand Isle County Democratic Committee is hosting a candidate’s forum on July 20 at 7 pm at the North
Hero Courthouse. Everyone is invited to come and hear our candidates for State Representative give their take
on the issues facing Vermont. Candidates Evanthia Hill, Mitzi Johnson, Ben Joseph and Andrew Julow will be
asked questions on the economy, education, the environment and many other issues. Those attending the
forum will be able to suggest questions for the candidates. The primary election on August 9 is only a month
away and the forum will be a great opportunity to become more informed on the vote. Location: Route 2,
North Hero
(Photos in alphabetical order left to right.)
Parcel 2. A lot of land consisting of .17 acres, plus or minus, and designated as “Lot J-B” on the Site Plan.
Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to
Adam Prim and Heather Woodworth by Warranty Deed of
Robert Baker dated October 1, 2004 and of record in Book
____, Pages ____ of the said land records.
Also included in this conveyance are the rights, benefits
and obligations set forth in an Easement Deed from North
Prospect Holdings, LLC to Adam Prim and Heather Woodworth dated October 1, 2004 and of record in Book ____,
Pages ______ of the Town of Alburg Land Records.
The description of the property contained in the mortgage
shall control in the event of a typographical error in this
The public sale may be adjourned one or more
times for a total time not exceeding 30 days, without further court order, and without publication or service of a
new notice of sale, by announcement of the new sale date
to those present at each adjournment or by posting notice
of the adjournment in a conspicuous place at the location
of the sale. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash or
by certified check by the purchaser at the time of sale, with
the balance due at closing. The sale is subject to all liens,
encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens, if
any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above
Evanthia Hill
Mitzi Johnson
Ben Joseph
Andrew Julow
The Mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises
at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due
under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of
the sale.
Other terms to be announced at sale.
KeyBank National Association,
Jennifer L. Maynard, Esq.
Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP
1080 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Attorney for Plaintiff
[email protected]
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By: Gina Lewis, Library Director
[email protected]
NEW BOOKS: “Defender” by Diana palmer, “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly, and “The
Black Widow” by Daniel Silva,
COOKBOOK CLUB: The library cookbook
club will meet Thursday, July 14th at 6 pm. This
month’s theme is “Salads” mix up a salad and
bring it to share in a potluck style dinner!
FILM NIGHT: The library will be showing
the movie “Concussion” (2015) While conducting
an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike
Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr.
Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s
disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings
in a medical journal. As other athletes face the
same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks
on a mission to raise public awareness about the
dangers of football-related head trauma.
READING TO SANDY: Sandy the reading
dog is back! Stop by Tuesday, July 12th at 2 pm
and read a story to our favorite library dog Sandy!
July 6th we will be showing the movie “Alvin;s
Road Chip” at 3 pm.
ARTS & CRAFT: Arts and Crafts for the kids
with Dot Cota every Thursdays at 1:30.
ADULT COLORING: The Coloring group
is meeting every Thursday from 4-6. We provide
coloring books and pencils. Come play with us!
KNITTERS: The Thursday night Knitters
are back at the Alburgh Library for the summer!
Every Thursday night at 6:30.
WRITING GROUP: Every other Friday
(the next meeting will be Friday, July 22nd from
6-8 pm a group of creative writers are meeting.
Anyone who enjoys writing (regardless of age) is
welcome to attend.
LIBRARY CENTENNIAL FUN: The library will be celebrating its 100th year anniversary this year with lots of events and fun contest.
To kick off the centennial we will have golden
tickets hidden in random books throughout the
whole library. If you are one of the lucky finders
of a ticket you will be put in for a drawing to win
a cool prize!
LIBRARY PASSES: Stop in for discounted
and free admissions passes to area attractions.
16 South Main Street, Alburgh
– LIBRARY HOURS: Monday 1-6,
Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday 1-6,
Thursday1-6, Friday 1-6,
Saturday 10-1.
By: Kathy Tulissi, Librarian
[email protected]
SCHEDULE: 2 BIG events this week…
July 12th @ 1:30-4:30 pm. Join Us! Grand Isle
Animation Workshop- LCATV staff will be teaching the basics of stop motion animation for kid’s
age 10-16 years old at the Grand Isle Free Library
in this 3 hour long workshop. Participants will
use clay to create short animated pieces for air
on LCATV’s channel 16. To participate sign up
with the Grand Isle Free Library. Space is limited, so advanced sign up is required.
July 12th @ 7:00 -8:00 pm. Come and check
out Carol Bemmels as she introduces the topic is
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) which is
a cutting-edge stress relief tool that is now being
used by all kinds of professionals — psychologists, doctors, athletes, clergy, business people,
UN trauma relief teams — to name just a few.
But most importantly — non-professionals are
learning and using it in their lives — with their
family, friends and co-workers. It’s so safe and
easy — school kids are learning it and sharing it
on the playground. It works quickly and results
are permanent. MOVIES: We’re excited!! Movies at the Grand
Isle Public Library --- Monday nights @ 6:00pm.
The Library is going to start showing movies.
Free popcorn to all… you bring your own drink.
Check out our Library website for a list of movies
over the summer months.
NEW BOOKS: Troublemaker by Linda Howard and The Black Widow by Daniel Silva; Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas. NEW DVD’s: Entrapment (Catherine Zeta
Jones) and American Hustle (Christian Bale),
The Departed (Leonardo DiCaprio).
TRUSTEES INFO: Trustees meet on the
second Monday of even numbered months at 6
pm; the public is always welcome to attend.
WEEKLY EVENTS: Story Time is still going
on but we have added a few things to enhance
your Storytime. Come listen to a great book on
Wednesdays at 10 am. Toddler sing-a-long will
be back to the first Wednesday of the month.
Yoga has been discontinued...we are looking to
start up again in the fall.
FIBER NIGHT: The Fiber Group is on hiatus
until September, watch for this area for updates
for when the group will start up again.
FREE PASSES: The Library has passes for
attractions around the State.
FREE WI-FI: Public computers are available
in the library and wireless internet can be accessed from the parking lot at any time you will
need to, come inside for a password.
- 10 Hyde Road, Grand Isle –
– We’re on Facebook–
Tuesday: 1:00 to 8:00 pm; Wednesday: 9:00 to Noon; Thursday: 4:00 to
8:00 pm and Saturday: 9:00 to 3:00 pm.
By: Joyce Tuck, Librarian
Come in and sign up FREE -E BOOKS. Check
our new selection of books.
2238 Main St, Isle La Motte, VT
Friday: 3:00 to 6:00 pm
By: Karen Cameron, Librarian
[email protected]
NEW BOOKS: “All Summer Long” by
Dorothea Benton Frank; “Here’s To Us” by Elin
Hilderbrand and “Dishonorable Intentions” by
Stuart Woods.
BOOK SALE: Browse our on-going book
sale. Book prices are by donation only. We
have so many choices of books (both fiction
and non-fiction- and adult and children), Audio
Books, Music CD’s, puzzles etc. Come and find a
good deal and support our library in the process.
LIBRARY PASS: Borrow our library pass
for reduced admission to the Echo Center, the
Vermont History Museum and Vermont Heritage Galleries, and the Vermont State Parks
(which is good for Free Entry into the state park
day areas, up to 8 people in one vehicle).
Reading & Discussion Series through the Vermont Humanities Council is currently being
hosted by North Hero Public Library. There are
only 2 more books in this series after this week.
It’s your choice as to how many of the 4 books
you would like to read, and a warm welcome
is re-extended to all to join the dialogue at any
point for the duration of this summer program.
I am reading “A Brother’s Blood” by Michael
White which will be the topic for July 28. I, like
many others, am learning of the enormous POW
camps that were set up in the northern part of
Maine- yes Maine, USA- during WWII. A fascinating yet sad and lonely story of the lives of
those German soldiers so far away from their
country and families. The reader is drawn back
in time to discover what it may have been like
for those men and the area residents of Maine at
that turbulent time in history- a time of war, loss
and, yes, of hope. Come join our scholar, Merilyn Burrington this Thursday, for a enjoyable
discussion with the group.
PROGRAM: The children’s summer reading
program will start Tuesday, July 5. Please stop
by and sign up, pick up your reading packet filled
everything to get you started. Good books, rewards, fun activities will all be a part of this yearly summer activity at the library.
by popular demand! Story time will begin on
Tuesday, June 28 at 3pm. Caroline Korejko, our
summer librarian assistant, has been busy preparing fun activities, and choosing books that
will delight, entertain and inform your child.
Come and join Caroline in our comfy and spacious children’s section of our library. We look
forward to seeing you here!
Route 2, North Hero
– We’re on Facebook. Free WI-FI
Tuesday: 2:00 to 7:00 pm;
Thursday: 10:00 to 3:00 pm;
Saturday: 9:00 to 1:00 pm.
By: Keagan Calkins, Director
[email protected]
SUMMER READING: Students ages 4 +,
sign up now for fabulous weekly prizes and the
chance to win the Grand Prize!
STORYTIME: July 12 10am. Stories! Crafts!
ANIMAL ATHLETES: July 15 10:30 Southern Vermont Natural History museum will look
at amazing physical feats of some local wildlife.
Artifacts, live animals and more!
ACTION ORIGAMI: July 20, 10:30. Make
Life Cozy will help us explore origami that moves
in unexpected ways. We will make fun and easy
models that jump, spin and flap their mouths!
Ages: 6 to Adult
CAMPS: There is still space in both the Robotics camp July 18 – 22 10am to 12 and the Film
camp August 1 – 5 10am to 12. Call the library to
sign up today.
NEW BOOKS: The Games by James Patterson, Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault by Jody
Revenson, Hour of land by Terry Tempest Williams, I’m thinking of ending things by Ian Reid,
Vinegar girl by Anne Tyler, White trash by Nancy
Isenberg, With Malice by Elleen Cook and many
of Trustees Meeting is held on the second
Wednesday of every month at 5 pm, and it is
open to the public. Please note the July meeting
will be on Wednesday the 13th at 5pm.75 South
Street, South Hero
– Sunday and Monday Closed; Tuesday
9am-2pm; Wednesday 11am-8pm;
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-2pm
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--------------------------------1983 23’ Starcraft Islander hard top boat with
Yamaha 1.50H motor and 91/2H motor. Shorelander Trialer, electric winch. All reasonable
offers considered. 802-524-2543
--------------------------------Cedar Tree: Native tree excellent for screening, hedges and erosion control. 2-3’ $20ea 3-4 $25 ea. Must order 10 plus for this price.
802-752-6117 BTFN
--------------------------------19.5’ Paceship sloop for sale with trailer +++
extras. $4000. See online @
--------------------------------14’ Princecraft boat, 20hp Merc. Trailer. Good
lake boat, wide and deep. Comes with extras.
$1495 obo 802-363-2160
--------------------------------Boating & fishing gear. Everything for kayaking or canoeing. Paddles, oars, lifejackets, gas
outboards or elect. trolling motors, etc. 802363-2160
--------------------------------12’ aluminum boat. Nice trailer. 5hp Evinirude
obo. Ex. condition. 802-363-2160
--------------------------------1992’ 21’ Larson. Excellent condition. Lots of
extras w/dual axle trailer. $8950 obo 802-3632160
--------------------------------Portable floor 10,000 btu air conditioner $175.
Stainless steel gas grill countertop or for boat
$50. Wooden picnic table benches $50. 802372-4082
--------------------------------Kenmore Electric Stove, Sharp microwave,
cabinets. 802-372-5985
--------------------------------1995 33’ Park Trailer located at Champlain
Adult Campground. Includes deck, shed, lawnmower, grill, porch swing. $2,500 802-6551110 7/26
--------------------------------Camp in South Hero. 22’x34’ w/enclosed family room. Furnished, appliances, dishes, turnkey. 1/4 acre deeded lot, 2 great lake views.
Trees, flowers, lawn nicely manicured. Water,
sewer, pool, golf course, marina, rec hall.
$104,000. Turn-key move-in. Ray 802-735-4600
for info. 7/19
--------------------------------Avalon Model 996 Wood Fireplace Stove/Insert with fan 21 3/4 x 25 5/8 x 19 3/8, 6” flue.
Heats to 1800 sq.ft. Gently used. $500. Call
802-372-4655. 7/12
The Town of Grand Isle is looking for a responsible and friendly Transfer Station Recycling
Attendant. This position will aid with opening
and closing the site, assist residents with unloading of materials, answering recycling/disposal related questions, have familiarity with
what is recyclable and proper disposal techniques as well as ensure a safe and clean facility. The Transfer Station is open Thursdays
4pm to 7pm and Saturdays 8am to 2pm. Must
have ability to work outdoors in all weather
conditions and have good customer service
skills. Please submit a resume to the Town Office (9 Hyde Road) addressed to Town Foreman Brad Sheridan by Monday, July 25th at
3:30pm for consideration. 7/19
--------------------------------WELDING: Aluminum - Stainless & Steel. Inshop & portable. Propeller, skeg repair. Jesberger Welding 802-796-4079 802-324-6954
--------------------------------SMITTY’S TREE SERVICE - Take down and
removal. Chipping and stump grinding. Now
offering roofing & landscaping. Affordable. Insured. References. Free Estimates! Since 1998
802-372-5297 7/19
--------------------------------TURNBAUGH ROOFING- Slate, shingle, metal,
rubber. Painting all flashings & metal roofs.
Chimney repair. Free Estimates. Insured. 802372-5781 John
--------------------------------HOT WATER PRESSURE WASHING- Call for
free estimate to have your home, RV/ camper,
patio, decks, etc. super cleaned w/hot water &
biodegradable detergents (Portable Water
Available). Insured & References Available.
Contact Brian at 802-363-4777 or
[email protected] BTFN
--------------------------------Remodeling. Windows, Doors, Roofs, Tiles,
Floors, Paint - Inside & Out, Barn Restoration.
House Lifting, Foundation Repair. Insured. Bill
Miller. 802-355-0313 8/30
ROTOTILLING:$55 an hour, 1 hour minimum
charge. Call Larry Adams 802-372-4288 7/12
-------------------------------ISLAND SEWING: All aspects of sewing. Alterations, mending, formal wear. Specializing in
bridal gowns. 30+ years experience. Call 802372-0194 BTFN
--------------------------------E.C. ELECTRIC- Licensed Electrician with 25+
years experience. 802-796-4610 7/19
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--------------------------------Property maintenance, painting, hauling,
docks, tree cutting or anything you might need
done. 802-372-9116 7/26
--------------------------------LANGLOIS LAWN CARE, LLC- Call today for a free estimate on Lawn Care,
Pressure Washing, Bark Mulching, Spring/
Fall Clean Ups, Brush and Small Tree
Removal, Lot Clearing, Landscaping, Property
Management, Brush Hogging, Light Trucking
and Many Other Jobs. Call Brian at (802)3634777 or [email protected] BTFN
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small enough to
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Sofas $40 & UP
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Sweet Harmony
by the Lake
In conjunction with the 6th anniversary of the
Grand Isle Art Works gallery, where the traditional
6th anniversary gift is candy, the gallery is hosting
and coordinating a month long event called Sweet
Harmony by the Lake.
Sweet Harmony by the Lake Flag Project: To memorialize this event Island school children and folks
in the several senior centers and meal-sites in the
Islands have been asked to create a Sweet Harmony Flag that expresses some of their important ideas
and hopes. In words or pictures, wishes will be displayed for the individual, family, friends, the island
communities, or the world. Taken together the
Sweet Harmony Flags installation describe a better,
more peaceful planet for us all. The flags will be displayed on the grounds of Grand Isle Art Works gallery
in Grand Isle.
A grand opening was held Saturday, July 9. The exhibit will run through July 31.
Want to add your flag to the display? Drop by
Grand Isle Art Works and create your own message
to the community and it will be added to the display.
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