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    Re-open for business POULTNEY - Nancy's Place is now open at 150 Main St., Poultney.  Proprietor Nancy Duncan was forced to move her business when her previous restaurant location, The Station, was sold to LiHigh School ...

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    Tie vote for proposed smoking ban in park FAIR HAVEN - A proposed ban on smoking inside the fenced area of Fair Haven's town park failed when the select board's vote on the proposal ended in a tie 2-2. Selectwoman Claire Sta ...

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    Public service announcement on well water This summer's heavy rains have affected the quality of potable water for those whose supply comes from local wells. Some wells throughout the state have tested positive for both coli ...

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    Rezoning rejected for admissions house CASTLETON - A Planning Commission meeting sprouted conflict as only two members of the group voted for a proposed change to the "Reinfort house" on South Street. One more vote was neede ...

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    The Station Bakery and Café to move locations POULTNEY - Nancy Duncan is moving her Poultney business, The Station Bakery and Café, to a new location. Shutting down her bakery in the old train station at 28 Depot St. as July ...

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    Town-wide smoking ban? FAIR HAVEN-Fair Haven's select board has been considering a ban on smoking and other use of tobacco products in the town park. At least one smoker has proposed that the board use signage rather than a ...

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    CASTLETON COMMUNITY CENTER CHALLENGE Castleton Community Center has set up a "challenge" supported by a partnership between the Vermont Senior Games Association and the University of Vermont Center on Aging, the CCC Challeng ...

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    Library programs set for summer POULTNEY - School is nearly out, and the summer library programs will soon begin. Before school lets out, the library staff visits Poultney Elementary in costume, and tells of the summer's pla ...

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    Disturbance of peace CASTLETON - Residents of Castleton are still unhappy with some young people, seemingly part of the college student body, who have been partying until 2 a.m. Is the problem one of inadequate law enforcem ...

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    FUHS tops list for education FAIR HAVEN - Fair Haven Union High School recently made Newsweek's list of the best 2,000 public high schools, using a scoring system that compares effectiveness in turning out college-ready grad ...

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    Greeters to screen boats for invasive species BOMOSEEN - A Vermont Grant in Aid provides funding for the Town of Hubbardton and the Lake Bomoseen Association to support the Greeter Program. Greeters offer voluntary watercraf ...

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    RESTORING A HISTORICAL HOUSE POULTNEY - Green Mountain is in the process of restoring the 1900 C.W. Humphrey House, known most commonly as Bentley Hall, with plans for it to be a community meeting and events center that will ...

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    FUTURE PLANNING POULTNEY-What lies in Poultney's future? Poultney 2020 conference attendees hope to see a community art center on Main Street, a localvore restaurant, a park on Main Street, and an in-town hub for recreation ...

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    SPRINGS SCHOOL IN A BIND MIDDLETOWN - Middletown Springs voters recently turned down their school budget by a four-vote margin, 165-161, so the school board went back to the accounting table and shaved some more off anticipa ...

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    NEW OWNERS POULTNEY-The Shaw's grocery store in Poultney has a new owner. A group of private investors, led by Cerberus Capital Management, recently purchased a number of national grocery chains, including the 19 Shaw's sto ...

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    CONSERVATION TINMOUTH - Tinmouth landowners recently completed a conservation project designed to preserve the community's ridgeline on Tinmouth Mountain. The Gilmore family's 200-year-old dairy, Echo Mountain Farm, was the ...

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    INDEPENDENT LIVING CASTLETON-The Castleton Community Seniors thank the voters of Castleton, Fair Haven and Hubbardton who approved the Community Center appropriations for 2012-13. These are dollars well spent in helping seni ...

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    SELECT BOARD MEETINGS FAIR HAVEN-Fair Haven's select board has decided to move its meetings to every other Monday beginning March 18. The move allows the town manager to function as the town's representative to the Rutland ...

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    BUFFER ZONE CASTLETON - Some folks who live along Lake Bomoseen are perturbed about the Vermont legislature's H.223. Intended to protect the state's navigable waters, the bill sets standards to protect shorelines by establis ...

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    CLOSING SCHOOL? CASTLETON - Should Castleton close the Village School? Frank Taggert believes so and is circulating a petition for the school board to put the question on a special ballot. Taggert believes the school distric ...

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    ARTIST IN RESIDENT CASTLETON-Castleton State College will again host the Governor's Arts Institute of Vermont, bringing up to 130 young dancers, musicians, actors and artists for an artists-in-residency experience at the col ...

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    COMMUNITY CENTER CASTLETON - A grant from the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging is helping Doris Markie take the University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener class, with the aim of using what she learns to guide other ...

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    HOUSING TOWN OFFICES CASTLETON - The Castleton select board and a group of private citizens are again drawing lines over plans for where to put the town offices and at what expense. The select board is putting a bond article ...

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    ACTIVIST THREATS POULTNEY-The Vermont House Agriculture Committee recently heard testimony from Green Mountain officials and students asking for protection for farms and other businesses, to guard against potential online th ...

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    FOR SALE: TOWN OFFICE BUILDING CASTLETON- The Castleton town office building will be sold, the select board announced recently, with right of first refusal going to the town historical society. Realtor Ray Ault has advised a ...

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    SCHOOLS Classes resumed Wednesday, Jan. 3, but students receive a long weekend soon with Monday, Jan. 21, off for Martin Luther King Day. Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union is challenging faculty and staff in a month-long co ...

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    Hoping everyone is enjoying an optimistic beginning of the new year! NEW EATERY PAWLET-Sherrie Baker and Jami Panoushek recently opened Your Next Stop Pawlet Station at 50 School Street in Pawlet Village. Open for breakfast ...

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    VILLAGE GRANT POULTNEY-Poultney Village is receiving a $153,000 grant for sidewalk construction along York Street from the Vermont Agency of Transportation. It is one of 15 communities in the state to be awarded a total of $ ...

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    COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP WEST PAWLET-A team of Green Mountain College students, headed by Ben Smith, recently organized a clean up day for the burned barn at Pine Woods Farm in West Pawlet. Students were to remove charred wood tha ...

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    PROF & VETS CASTLETON-Castleton State communications prof Dr. Tom Conroy, professor of communication at Castleton, and Castleton frosh Jordan Gowland recently appeared with Dr. Edward Tick on Wisconsin Public Radio's "A ...

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    BIKE RACKS RUTLAND COUNTY-The Vermont Agency of Transportation recently announced that Rutland County is receiving 17 of the 132 bicycle racks it is installing at public locations across the state. In Castleton, racks will b ...

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    BUILDING A FIRE EXCAPE PAWLET-A recent Vermont Arts Council grant to build a fire escape on the back of the Town Hall now needs community help to reach fulfillment. With the fire escape completed, the community will be able ...

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    $48,900 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AWARD CASTLETON-Castleton biology and geology junior recently won a research fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The two-year, $48,900 award includes a paid summer internship ...

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    COMMUNITY CITIZENSHIP PAWLET-Congratulations to Judy Coolidge, co-chair of the summer's Pawlet Club 250 and Pawlet town treasurer, recognized by Mettowee Valley Grange 373 to receive its Community Citizenship Award for 2011. ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region

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    CSC HOSTS LOCAL SOPHOMORES CASTLETON-More than 300 local high school sophomores attended a day of career exploration at Castleton State College recently. The "Sophomore Summit" is a pilot program organized by the Rutland Reg ...

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    PAWLET POSTINGS A Vermont Arts Council grant will help pay to install a fire stair on the north side of the town hall to make the upstairs auditorium more usable, provided the community raises matching funds. To help out, se ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region

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    TOWNWIDE VOTE NIXES WIND HUBBARDTON-Hubbardton residents recently voted 94 to 6 for putting an end to building commercial wind turbines on the Grandpa's Knob ridgeline. Selectboards in the other towns targeted for the Reunio ...

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    EDUCATION NEWS Fair Haven Grade School thanks the parents and family members who attended its recent open house. The Middle School Open House is Tuesday, Sept. 25. Mettawee Community School library and technology specialist ...

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    OBSERVATORY CASTLETON-Castleton State College's astronomy club plans to hold star parties, opening the school's observatory to let students and residents look at the night sky. This is not a new effort for the group, but las ...

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    CSC FALL SEMESTER CASTLETON-The Christine Price Gallery in the Fine Arts Center hosts two shows through Friday, October 5. Work by seven alumni - Jim Byrne, Brian Derosia, Jason Draine, James Harmon, Jason Jarvis, Michael Kr ...

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    EDUCATION NEWS MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS-Middletown Springs elementary school has new hours this year. School officially begins at 7:55 a.m., and the school day ends at 3:05. The new hours are geared to help students get to class i ...

  • New briefs from the Lakes Region

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    PROPOSAL ON PEAKS & RIDGES CASTLETON-The Castleton Planning Commissioners recently completed a study aimed at clarifying and expanding the town plan in respect to mountain peaks and ridge lines. Now it's the citizenry's ...

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    CSC DINING UPGRADES CASTLETON-Residence halls open Thursday, August 23, for new students, with orientation beginning the following morning. Returning students come back Sunday, August 26, with classes beginning the following ...

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    STONE VALLEY STUDY FUNDED CASTLETON-The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded $81,920 for the Stone Valley Byway along Route 30 from Manchester to Castleton. The funding is to develop a feasibility study to enhance ...

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    CSC reaccredited; implementing strategic plan CASTLETON-Castleton State College is officially reaccredited. In its official letter of approval to the school, the New England Association of Schools and College's Commission o ...

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    New performing art space for CSC CASTLETON-Castleton State College's performing arts department has the opportunity to expand its activities into Rutland with the awarding of an Arts Endowment $50,000 grant to the Paramount ...

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    Castleton personelle changes CASTLETON-Ennis Duling is retiring after 25 years of working for Castleton State College as its link between the school and the public. His career has spanned the public relations continuum that ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region

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    Castleton governance CASTLETON-Castleton voters are a bit curious about their select board. The board was quick to vote in opposition to the Reunion Power proposal, yet slow to take action on a town hall solution. Voters too ...

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    New Education Theory CASTLETON-Castleton State Education prof Harry Chaucer has published a new book on stimulating students to genius. Entitled A Creative Approach to the Common Core Standards: The Da Vinci Curriculum, it ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region 5.24

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    GMC snips POULTNEY-Prof. Eleanor Tison (E.S., Sust. Ag.), Garland Mason, and Dave and Cindy Ondria of Chartwells recently represented Green Mountain College in the opening plenary session of "Food Connections: Reconnecting ...

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    CSC: Professor Emerita, fowl parades and books abroad CASTLETON-Castleton State College nursing professors Sue Farrell and Maryann McDonough recently received honors from the Vermont State Colleges board of trustees, the ra ...

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    New directors in nursing and education CASTLETON-Ellen Ceppetelli joins the Castleton State College family as the new director of nursing. For the previous ten years she has been director of nursing education at Dartmouth-H ...

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    TEACHERS RETURN TO WORK After a week-long strike, teachers in the Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union have returned to their classrooms. Many are it took a year of negotiations and a week of striking to get to this point. ...

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    School news: Castleton State College CASTLETON-Castleton State College president Dave Wolk to receive a Doctor of Letters degree during Middlebury College's May 27 commencement. Zack Wiessner has joined the staff of Castle ...

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    WELLS GETS LAKE ACCESS WELLS-The town of Wells recently gained access to Lake St. Catherine, purchasing 300 acres of undeveloped lakefront and forest land, working with the Vermont Land Trust and Vermont Housing and Conserv ...

  • News breifs in the Lakes Region 3.29

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    Teacher turmoil Teachers in Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union sidestepped a planned strike by reaching a tentative agreement with the school boards at Castleton, Fair Haven, Benson and Orwell. The major difference was over ...

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    Poultney festival for Maple Lovers POULTNEY-Poultney hosts two days of celebration in honor of Vermont's first crop of the season on March 24 and 25. The festival begins with a pancake breakfast in The Station restaurant, s ...

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    BENSON VILLAGE SCHOOL news BENSON-Fifth graders recently spent their time building parallel and series circuits. They made flashlights using paper, wires batteries, battery holders, a light bulb plus light bulb holder, and ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region 3.1

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    New eatery serves Thai cuisine BOMMOSEEN-A new eatery is dishing up Thai food to go at lunch time, Monday through Friday on Route 30, Lake Bomoseen. The proprietor, a Thai lady named Kae, also teaches Thai cooking. Classes ...

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    METTAWEE SCHOOL UPDATE Pawlet-Mettawee Community School principal Nancy Mark plans to retire when the school year ends in June. She began working at Pawlet in 1988, becoming founding principal of Mettawee Community School, ...

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    Firefighter of the year BENSON-The Benson fire department recently named Captain Dave Bartholomew as Firefighter of the Year. He accumulated the most training hours in the previous years, including attending regional fire s ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region 2.16

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    Firefighter of the year BENSON-The Benson fire department recently named Captain Dave Bartholomew as Firefighter of the Year. He accumulated the most training hours in the previous years, including attending regional fire s ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region 2.9

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    Town Meeting issues CASTLETON-The upcoming Castleton town meeting asks voters to approve a $2 million bond to construct a new town building complex with a meeting room large enough to hold voting, and including town clerk, ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes region 1.26

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    POULTNEY NEWS POULTNEY- Tori Greenough's art is on display in the Poultney High library until middle February. Congrats to Nicole Bogucki for being awarded the 2012-2013 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship. The one- ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region 1.19

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    Build new or redo? CASTLETON-Castleton's select board has proposed building a new town hall west of the historic downtown and close to the Four Corners, where Routes 4 and 30 intersect. Some community members question whet ...

  • New briefs from the Lakes Region 1.19

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    Rare species may hinder construction CASTLETON-Reunion Power, planning to build as many as 20 turbines in the vicinity of Grandpa's Knob, may find its plans stymied by the state Agency of Natural Resources. Agency secretary ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region 1.5

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    Governor's institute approaches POULTNEY - Students grades 9-12, may now register for the February 10-12 Governor's Institute Winter Weekend at Goddard College. This year's 'strands' are Current Issues, Engineering (biomass ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region 12.29

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    ONE STREAM OR MORE? Castleton made the switch to single-stream recycling not long ago. So have a number of other Vermont towns. Casella has a new Zero-Sort plant up and going. Fair Haven town manager Peter Hathaway has prop ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region 12.22

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    Holiday decorations are scarcer If you notice that fewer homes in the Lakes Region seem as exuberant in their outdoor decorations, blame local vandals. Since before Halloween, this strip of western Rutland County seems hard ...

  • News briefs from the Lakes Region 12.15

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    TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS CASTLETON-The CCC is adding two level-one Tai Chi For Arthritis classes in January. A level two class continues for those who have completed level one.  Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to re ...

  • Towns compete for energy efficency

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    A contest in Rutland County is aimed at helping homeowners make their properties more energy efficient. Towns aim to introduce 24 homes in their community to the HeatSquad program. Sponsored by NeighborWorks of Western Verm ...

  • Lakes Region News 10.13

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    The Castleton town selectboard recently decided to give a raise to the town's constables; each is to receive an additional $1/hour, up to $17/hour. In addition to their hourly pay, the constables receive $7.50/hour when thei ...

  • Lakes Region News 10.6

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    UPCOMING EVENTS: Thursdays, October 6 - The Castleton Community Center begins hosting a Thursday Healthier Living Workshop series from 1-3:30 p.m. The weekly program runs through November 10. Classes help people with chroni ...

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    A Chicago-based group brings the music of Mexico to Castleton State College in a 12:30 p.m. workshop and a 7:00 p.m. performance Thursday, September 29. The Sones de Mexico ensemble specializes in cross-cultural arrangements ...

  • Lakes Region News 9/20/11

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    Mary Wesley calls an exuberant contra dance with the Cold River Band (Marcos Levy and Mary Barron) providing live music at the Tinmouth Community Center at 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 23. Come early, especially if you're new ...

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    A big cheer and sincere thank you is in order for all who volunteered their time and energy to fight flood waters. Pawlet Village was among those organizing volunteer work crews to help clean up. It also added a disaster rel ...

  • New Pedestrian Path in the Works

    Tour 18 buildings - period homes, public buildings, galleries, and historic sites - during the Castleton Colonial Day House Tour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20. See exhibits of antique tools and carriages p ...

  • School Starts Again Late This Month!

    Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, provide a look into Poultney history and tradition. A lecture entitled "Family and Faith: A Welshman from Poultney," studies George Jones, co-founder of the New York Times, born in Poul ...

  • Warm Your Tootsies!

    Have a weed with Steve Schlussel ("the Weedman") 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6, at Lake St. Catherine, 3034 VT Rt. 30 South. Learn to ID plants you may see around you growing wild and their potential as lovely ...

  • Fair Haven is Happening!

    Bluegrass and folk music, original and authentic, from the quintet PossumHaw, flows from the gazebo in Fair Haven town park Thursday, July 28. Starting time is 7:00 p.m. Fair Haven is home to an interesting weekend, with a ...

  • Castleton Residents Gain Free Access to Crystal Beach

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    Relax to French-Canadian and American folk songs, Celtic and novelty tunes from the Woods Tea Company in the Fair Haven Park at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 21. Think they're just another local group? They've performed twice at ...

  • Keep Bomoseen Beautiful - Litterbugs Beware!

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    Experience one of the significant battles of the American Revolution - and the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont (in 1777) -- Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10 at the Hubbardton Battlefield. Fun and education ...