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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 ended, she plans to re-open soon after July 18, at 150 Main St.

Duncan was forced to move her Thursday through Tuesday business when alternative education LiHigh School purchased the building she was leasing. Although the space she is moving to is larger than the one she is leaving, she must outfit her new quarters, with a stove, mixer, deli case, griddle, and tables and chairs. Re-opening in the new site has another snag; it is delayed until after July 18, when the health inspector has returned from vacation.

She is extremely grateful for generous support from the whole community, Duncan said. She took over what had been her son's restaurant, converting it to a morning-and-lunch café and group-meeting site, about a year ago.

LiHigh School Culinary Institute to occupy station
POULTNEY - LiHigh School is in the final stages of purchasing the building being vacated by The Station restaurant to convert it into the new LiHigh School Culinary Institute at the historic station on Main Street in Poultney.

Originally built in 1917 as the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Station, the historic station has housed various restaurants since the railroad stopped its passenger service to Poultney in 1934, most recently serving as the location of The Station, a coffee shop and bakery. School owner/co-director Greg Rosenthal says students will take the lead in the building's renovation and design, a project planned to begin in July.

LiHigh has been in Poultney since 2007, renting space in the Poultney Small Business Center. With the expanded footprint in Poultney, the school plans to keep part of the Institute's space available to the public. Students will learn "life, career, and entrepreneurial skills, and part of that involves being of service to the community," Rosenthal says.

CSC wide receiver posts top stats
CASTLETON - Congratulations to Castleton State College senior wide receiver Brandon Boyle, recently named a Preseason First-Team All-American by Beyond Sports Network (BSN).  Last year, he received such All-America accolades as All-America First Team honors from both the American Football Coaches Association and BSN. In 2012, he finished second in the nation in total receiving yards (1533), receiving yards per game (139.4), and seventh in receptions per game (8.7). He also made 96 catches and 18 touchdown receptions, both Spartan records.

Town office building improvements
CASTLETON - Progress is underway in refurbishing the town office building at 556 Main Street. Architect John Berryhill is contracted for the detailed design phase of the work; asbestos consult Claypoint associates is developing bid documents and getting contractor bids for interior demolition. Taggert Brothers is removing the abandoned oil tank.

Town officer opening
CASTLETON - There is now an opening on the town's planning committee. The select board has decided not to re-appoint John Hale.

Lani's weekly picks
Thursday July 4 - Poultney's Independence Day celebration begins with a 10 a.m. parade west from East Poultney down Main Street to the Poultney Elementary School and a day of family activities. 287-2010
Friday, July 5 - The 40th Army Band performs at the Gazebo in Fair Haven's town park. 7 p.m. This concert is in the north end of the park, to accommodate the larger than usual turnout expected.
Saturday, July 6 - Pond Hill Pro Rodeo, 1683 Pond Hill Ranch Rd., Castleton, begins a Saturday season of classic rodeo events, running through August 31.
Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7 - Observe the 236th anniversary of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road, Hubbardton. Revolutionary War battle maneuvers Sunday morning.
Saturday, July 6 -- Poultney's Annual Youth Flea Market. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 287-9751.
Sunday, July 7 - Poultney's third annual Strawberry Festival, on the Green in East Poultney. 6 p.m. Karen Festa, 287-2405.
Tuesday, July 9 - Seven traditional acoustic musicians and vocalists make up the Bluegrass Gospel Project, performing at the new Castleton State College Pavilion, 62 Alumni Dr., 7 p.m.  273-2911.

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