Fri, Oct 7, 2011 08:59 AM
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 chronic illnesses including arthritis, asthma, heart
disease, emphysema, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and other long term
medical conditions. To register, call Rutland Regional Medical
Friday, October 7 - See how the forged steel projects at Hubbardton
Forge, 154 Route 30 South, are made at an open house from 4 - 8
p.m. Wear close-toed shoes to tour the plant. Find out more by
calling 468-2711 or (800) 826-4766.
Saturday, October 8 - Get your end-of-summer yardsale savings at
Poultney's annual yard sale day, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. While you're
there, drop in the United Baptist Church of Poultney, holding its
own rummage and bake sale with decorative items, Christmas goodies,
and more. If it rains, bring your umbrella - the town-wide sale is
a rain-or-shine event. Call 287-4114 with questions.
October 14 & 15 - Benson Volunteer Fire Department is looking
for vendors for the Benson Haunted Hay Ride, planned for Friday and
Saturday from 6 - 10 p.m. Call Gina Cull, 537-2063, to ask
questions and/or reserve vendor space.
OTHER NOTES AROUND THE REGION:
Netbooks are replacing picture books, pen and paper for Middletown
Springs in the upper elementary grades. The community is one of 24
towns receiving the small computers through the Vermont Council on
Rural Development, e-Vermont, and educational non-profit Digital
Squatters ran up Michael Billewicz's water bill and damaged his
Willard Avenue duplex; Billewicz wants the town of Fair Haven to
pay for his expenses and damage repair. He had acquired the
property at a town tax sale a year ago last spring and had
requested water be shut off. However, the town had to keep the
water on because the duplex shared a water line with housing for a
resident with a medical need. Since then, the water has been shut
off and Billewicz has an outstanding water bill plus major property
damage. No court date has been set for the case and both parties
will need to submit a court schedule.
Beaver Wood Energy, a biomass plant and wood pellet production
facility planned for Fair Haven, is edging closer to reality,
having obtained funding necessary for the permitting process. The
29-megawatt power plant will cost about $250 million to
Many of the folks who came to the recent Crazy Cat Clearance at
Rutland County Humane Society were from the Lakes Region.
Congratulations, together, you and other visitors took home 44
adult cats and lots of kittens (and a few dogs). Thanks for the
blankets and other donations too.
Before you use stream or lake water to drink, swim, fish, water
livestock, or irrigate, check to make sure it is not under an
advisory. Local waters have been recently treated with chemicals to
poison Lake Champlain sea lampreys.
Castleton town offices are on the move again. They had recently
relocated to the Old Chapel on the college campus, but now must
find a new site by early November. One possibility is renting
mobile trailers until reaching a more permanent solution. The town
must choose whether to renovate the historic town hall or to buy
another site and reconfigure it to fit the community's need.