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The Islander, June 21, 2016 Page 1
Charges Dropped Against
Alburgh/Franklin Senator
By MIKE DONOGHUE
ST. ALBANS -- The criminal trial of Vermont State Sen. Norman McAllister,
R-Franklin, came to an abrupt end Thursday morning when prosecutors said the
state was forced to drop the two felony counts of sexual assault.
The move came one day after the defense poked numerous holes in the state’s
case by showing major discrepancies by the complaining witness when she gave
two sworn statements to Vermont State Police in May 2015, a two-part deposition to lawyers this spring, and during the trial last week.
She has told significantly different stories about when, how and where the alleged sexual assaults occurred, co-defense lawyer Brooks McArthur told the jury
in his opening statement. Her testimony confirmed the defense’s position.
When asked why she continued to work on the farm milking about 300 goats,
the woman maintained she needed money for her car. The woman later lost her
job after McAllister sold his goats, but she testified she went back to McAllister to
be an unpaid campaign volunteer two years ago and later helped him in Montpelier as a statehouse intern.
After the dismissal, Franklin County State’s Attorney Jim Hughes said the prosecution had an ethical obligation to drop the sexual assault charges when there
was new information developed after court closed Wednesday that did not allow the state to continue with the case. The woman, who was the only witness
Wednesday, testified for about four hours.
McAllister declined comment after the trial ended.
McAllister, 64, faces a second trial later this summer that involve three misdemeanor counts of prohibited acts and one felony sexual assault charge that stem
from complaints from two women. One of them has since died, but the state
hopes to proceed with her case. See “Charges Dropped” page 7
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The Islander, June 21, 2016 Page 2
Island Arts Members Say Good-Bye
By LYN JARVIS
NORTH HERO- Island Arts could not be the success that it is without the help
of many volunteers who give of their time to run the organization and help raise
funds to support the youth scholarship programs in Grand Isle County. As is life,
times and circumstances change and it is with regrets and much thanks that Island Arts has to say good-by to four individuals that have donated nearly three
quarters of a century to the non-profit organization. George Fowler was Treasurer
for many years and Rob Rousseau began with Island Arts more than 30 years ago
and was one of the first Presidents. Bob Ayers coordinated the Arts Boost program for Island Arts and Kathie Dustira, our Secretary, is needed by her family out
of state. They will be sorely missed.
eysuckle, buckthorn and barberry; all of which were introduced to North America
for use in ornamental gardens. Wild parsnip is believed to have been transported
by early settlers, who cultivated the plant for its edible root. Combatting infestations is an arduous process that must be repeated year after year. The student
workday is part of an ongoing effort to steward the Round Pond Natural Area and
keep these invaders at bay.
After scouring the field, and removing hundreds of wild parsnip plant, the
group walked down to Lake Champlain to enjoy lunch on the beach, followed by
a naturalist walk. Land Trust staff taught the students about the geologic history
of Lake Champlain, the importance of wetland for filtering water, and the native
plants and animals of Round Pond. The wetlands, meadows and forests of the
Natural Area provided the perfect setting to reflect on the delicate balance of
ecological systems and the importance of stewardship.
Many thanks to the hard-working students of the new eighth grade class for
helping South Hero Land Trust and Lake Champlain Land Trust protect the native
plants and animals at Round Pond Natural Area and keep the trails safe for families to use all summer!
Highest AKC Tracking Title
Awarded to Bentley
From left to right: George Fowler, Rob Rousseau,
Bob Ayers and Kathie Dustira.
For their dedication and service, they were recently honored at Shore Acres
and presented with a heron, the symbol of Island Arts, crafted by Ann Zolotas
from drift wood found along the shores of Lake Champlain and a drawing of a
heron in flight by Kathryn Grauer. It was an evening of reflection on what the
organization has done and what the future holds as Island Arts begins the task of
converting the Homer Knight barn into a creative arts center for the Champlain
Islands. If you are interested in becoming a part of this dynamic and creative organization, please call 802-372-8889.
Folsom Students Take Out Invasive
Wild Parsnip at
Round Pond Natural Area
By Katy Lord, South Hero Land Trust
The Burlington Obedience Training Club hosted its annual VST test on June
11 on the UVM campus. Bentley, a 5-year old lab retriever, received a Champion
Tracker Title on June 11 after passing his Variable Surface Tracking test on the University of Vermont campus. This test requires a dog to follow a track layer hours
after they walk a track over 600 yards thru parking lots, green areas, along sidewalks, around buildings, road crossing and finding all articles left by that person in
this urban setting. Heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic make this test extremely
difficult with a less than 5% passing rate. Bentley was the only dog of 8 entries
who passed this test. Ben is now CT Bad Boy Bentley BN, RN and is owned by Ilene
Morgan of Grand Isle.
4th Annual Move Your Can Fun
Run/Walk
There is less than a week until the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club’s MOVE YOUR
CAN Fun Run/Walk 5K on June 25! It is an easy run or walk that finishes at Bayside
Park. Proceeds from this event will go directly to the local food shelves of Colchester, Milton and Grand Isle County.
Location: Lake Shore Drive, Colchester. Information/Registration: http://cmrotary.
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Last week marked the conclusion of the school year at Folsom Education and
Community Center. Amidst the excitement of final tests and field days, the incoming eighth grade class joined South Hero Land Trust and Lake Champlain Land
Trust for a service-learning project at Round Pond Natural Area. The fields, forest
and wetlands of Round Pond became the classroom, as the fourteen students
took on one of Vermont’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Land Trust staff led the students in an effort to remove invasive wild parsnip
from the fields along the Landon and East Shore Road. Wild parsnip is an invasive
weed that causes a direct threat to human health. While the roots of parsnip are
edible, the leaves, stems, and flowers contain a sap that causes burns and blisters
on human skin in the presence of sunlight. Taking precaution to avoid contact
with the plants, the students swept the field, using shovels to sever the taproots
and kill the plants.
Invasive plants such as wild parsnip are known to colonize disturbed areas such
as roadsides, abandoned farm fields and construction sites. Once established,
adaptive advantages allow them to out-compete native species reducing biodiversity, altering food chains and interfering with natural succession. Vermont’s
cast of exotic weeds includes many attractive flowering plants such as bush hon-
Insurance Company
Settles in Traffic Stop
Case
By MIKE DONOGHUE
The insurance company for the Grand Isle County Sheriffs Department has agreed to pay $27,000 to
an immigrant farm worker that was determined to be
in the country improperly and is facing deportation. It will end a complaint the Vermont Human Rights
Commission was pursuing against the Sheriffs Department.
Grand Isle Sheriff Ray Allen said no tax dollars are
being used to settle the discrimination claim by Lorenzo Alcudia, who was a passenger in a speeding car
stopped in February 2015. Allen said some news accounts had falsely reported his department was paying the money. It was much like a car accident, the
insurance controls who, if anybody, gets paid, Allen
confirmed during an interview with the Islander last
week.
The issue centers on a traffic stop of Kerry Martin,
who was bringing Alcudia, 25, to Burlington to attend a meeting of other immigrant dairy workers, according to Migrant Justice of Vermont. Records show
Alcudia, who is from Mexico with no legal papers,
has worked on an Alburgh farm for five years, while
Martin is a recent University of Vermont graduate and
a volunteer at Migrant Justice. The Burlington-based
group says its purpose is to bring farm workers together to advance their human rights agenda.
Sgt. Blake Allen indicated he had multiple suspicious indicators, including Martin did not pull over
until a mile after the officer activated his blue lights
and siren, that Martin answered all questions directed
at Alcudia, and that Alcudia could not provide any
identification, the Human Rights Commission noted
in its report. The report also said Sgt. Allen stated the
vehicle had out of state registration plates and was
speeding.
The speeding Martin passed Sgt. Allen, who was
parked on U.S. 2. Martin’s car was initially clocked
going 60 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone and later 50 mph in a 35 mph zone, the Sheriff’s Department lawyer said in filings. After Martin eventually
pulled over he provided a Colorado license to the officer. Martin maintained he had no idea why he was
stopped. The police video shows Martin answering questions
for Alcudia, including that he had no identification,
that Alcudia had left his wallet at home, that Alcudia
was supposed to be in the country, that Alcudia was a
resident and that he was “positive,” Pietro Lynn and
Sean Toohey, the lawyers for the Sheriffs Department
wrote in filings. The department filed a 34-page response rejecting the Human Rights report.
Sgt. Allen made an inquiry to the U.S. Border Patrol, which eventually had one of its officers arrive at
the scene. The Border Patrol agent, after questioning
Alcudia, put him into handcuffs and took him away.
It was about 57 minutes after the car was first spotted
speeding.
In dispute was whether Sgt. Allen asked the Border
Patrol to come to the scene, whether the Border Patrol
came on its own, or if something was said by the Vermont State Police dispatcher that caused the Border
Patrol to respond.
Human Rights Investigator Nelson Campbell said
she believes Sgt. Allen discriminated again Alcudia,
who is from Mexico and is now facing deportation
proceedings for being in the United States illegally.
Campbell wrote she believes her investigation
shows Alcudia’s national origin and color played a
chief role in the way he was treated by the Sheriffs
Department under the Vermont Fair Housing and
Public Accommodations Act.
Campbell also said she thought it was an unfair
search and seizure by detaining Alcudia for an unnecessary length of time. Campbell also thought it
was improper for Allen to repeatedly ask Alcudia if
he was “supposed to be here,” contacting Border Patrol, and holding Alcudia for about 50 minutes before
federal agents arrived to speak to him.
Campbell’s boss, Karen Richards, approved her 32page report and shipped it to her commission.
The Human Rights Commission split 3-2 last December on the discrimination question with Mary
Marzec-Gerrior of Pittsford, Nathan Besio of Colchester and Dawn Ellis of Burlington siding with
Campbell. Commissioners Mary Brodsky of Essex
and Donald Vickers of Georgia found there were not
reasonable grounds for discrimination, commission
records show.
The settlement also includes a $2,600 payment to
the Human Rights Commission for undertaking the
investigation.
Alcudia, in a statement issued by Migrant Justice,
reflected on his experience: “Being profiled by the
sheriff was a terrible experience and I live with the
consequences every day. I hope that police will learn
from this case and stop discriminating against people
like me.”
The Grand Isle County Sheriffs Department “denies any wrongdoing of any kind in connection with
the incident,” according to the two-page settlement
signed by Alcudia, the Human Rights Commission
and the Sheriffs Department.
Later the signed agreement also says “Mr. Alcudia
and VHRC agree that neither the agreement or the
$27,000 “shall be deemed or construed for any purposes as an admission by GICSD of any liability or
unlawful conduct of any kind, and that any such liability is expressly denied.”
Sheriff Allen said the department has always had a
strong working relationship with the U.S. Border Patrol. The Border Patrol – by its staffing size and office
locations -- has been able to stop domestic assaults,
burglaries and other serious complaints in the northern half of the county, while deputies are responding
from the southern half of the county or tied up on
other calls for service, Allen said.
More Training
The Grand Isle Sheriffs Department also has agreed
to hear any recommendations from the Human Rights
Commission based on a review roadside stop data between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017.
Under the settlement all department employees and
officers in Grand Isle will be provided a copy of the
Fair and Impartial Policing policy by July 1 and will
undergo training by the end of this year either at the
Vermont Police Academy or contract to have it done
locally with the Vermont Criminal Justice Training
Council.
Sheriff Allen said his department always welcomes
training on all the latest issues, including drunken
driving enforcement, domestic violence, drugs, safe
boating, speeding, seatbelt use and any other issue
his department handles.
The Islander, June 21, 2016 Page 3
The state has several fair and impartial policing
policies, including ones drafted by the Vermont State
Police, the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, various police agencies and other state and local
groups.
Grand Isle has agreed to adopt a new policy that
will have the essential elements of a model policy
created by the criminal justice training council.
Migrant Justice said there are still unresolved issues
about the policy the training council is adopting.
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postponed until a later date. A new paving date is
unconfirmed at this time.
Traffic: Delays are not 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.
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ALBURGH
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TOWN CLERK TID-BITS
By Donna Bohannon
Happy summer Alburgh!
INDEPENDENCE DAY: “Dreams Come True Under
the Red, White and Blue”. That is the theme for Alburgh’s annual Independence Day celebration A big
thank-you to Kaleb Mills for this wonderful theme.
For his great idea, Kaleb will be riding in the lead car
as the Junior Grand Marshall and he will have the
pleasure of riding along with this year’s Grand Marshall, Virginia Holliman. Line up for the parade starts
at 10am on Jarvis Lane and the parade will begin at
11AM. It’s not too late to decorate a float, a bicycle
or even just yourself and join the fun. Preregistering
is not required and there is always room for more
participants.
The American Legion will be hosting the
annual Fourth of July chicken barbeque with all the
fixings and the band “Friction” will be playing at the
Legion for your listening and dancing enjoyment.
The spectacular pyrotechnic display will begin at dusk and is always one of the best displays of
the season. The explosion of lights always elicits oohs
and ahhs from the crowd.
ALBURGH TOWN PLAN: At 7 PM in the Municipal
Conference Room on Tuesday, June 21st there will
be a Public Hearing for consideration of a New Town
Plan. The Alburgh Planning Commission worked on
this new plan through part of the winter and springs
and they will introduce the plan to those who attend.
They will be there to answer questions and listen to
suggestions to take into consideration. Join them on
June 21st and learn what the new Alburgh Town Plan
is all about.
GRIEVANCE HEARINGS: Grievance hearings will
be held by appointment on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th. If you received a change of appraisal notice in the mail or you simply feel your assessment is too high, you have the right to grieve. You
can schedule an appointment by filling putting your
grievance in writing and making an appointment by
calling 802-796-3468 or by can stopping in at the
Town Clerks Office at 1 North Main Street.
SELECTBOARD MEETINGS: Regular Selectboard meetings are the second and fourth
Tuesdays of every month and begin at 7pm. Occasionally there are special meetings that also take
place. You can find the agendas for all of these meetings as well as the minutes and lots of other information on our Town website www.alburghvt.org.
GREEN MOUNTAIN PASSPORT: Just a reminder that the Town Clerks Office has Green Mountain
Passports available for $2.00. This little card is for
Vermont residents age 62 and older. It provides FREE
access to Vermont State Parks, historical sights, State
sponsored public events, concerts and museums. If
you are a Vermont resident age 62 or older and you
would like a Green Mountain Passport, come into the
Office with your ID and $2 bucks in hand and walk
out with your key to great things Vermont.
VICTORIA REED GOLF TOURNAMENT: Another
reminder, the 4th annual Victoria Reed Celebration
Golf Tournament will be held on August 5th at the
Alburgh Golf Links. Registration for this event will
begin at 9am with Shotgun Start at 10:30. For more
information or to register for this event you can go to
www.kintera.org/victoriagolf. It’s a great event for a
fantastic cause.
TUMBLE TIME: Last week I reported that Tumble
Time for little ones was the first Tuesday of every
month. I would like to correct that to let you know
that it is every Tuesday every month. This fun filled
time takes place at the Bingo Hall from 9am to 10 am
and if the squeals of laughter we hear are any indication, it is a great time for the kiddos. Join them there
on any Tuesday and see what it is all about.
TWO WHEELS vs. FOUR WHEELS: With the beauti-
Saturday, June 25
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ful temperatures there are more and more two wheel
modes of transportation on the road. Please watch
out for them as you travel this summer. Motorcyclists
and bicyclists are less protected than people in four
wheel vehicles, but they are there and only want to
enjoy the roads safely. Please keep watch for them
and give them the same courtesy that you would like.
Of course that goes both ways and the folks on two
wheels need to follow the same rules of the road as
the folks on four wheels. They should be traveling
single file, signal when they turn and they need to
ride safely while watching out for danger. Enjoy the
roads and be courteous to everyone on them.
The Islander, June 21, 2016 Page 5
ALBURGH
By: Gina Lewis, Library Director
802-796-6077,
alburgpl@gmail.com
TOM JOYCE MAGICIAN: Tom Joyce the
magician will be at the library on Monday, June
27 at 2 pm. The program is open to all ages and
FREE!
PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP: Kids
ages 5 and up are welcome to join Ms. Holiman
in a two day workshop making puppets. The
workshop will be held Tuesday, June 21 and
Wednesday, June 22. 1-3 pm
TUPPERWARE PARTY FUNDRAISER:
The library will be hosting a Tupperware party
Tuesday June 21 at 5 pm. Stop by and check out
what’s new with Tupperware!
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Friday, June
24 at 6:30 the library will be showing the movie
“Norm of the North”.
FILM NIGHT: Monday, June 27 at 7 pm the
film group will be viewing the movie “Spotlight”
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation
and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its
core.
STORYTIME: Storytime for preschoolers is
held Tuesday mornings at 10:30. Stories,, Songs,
Crafts, and Snacks.
KIDS MOVIE AFTERNOON: Wednesday,
June 29th the library will be showing the movie
“The Peanuts” movie at 3 pm.
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
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
– www.alburghpl.org Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:00 to 6:00 pm; Tuesday: 9:00 to
5:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 to 1:00 pm.
GRAND ISLE
By: Kathy Tulissi, Librarian
802-372-4797,
grandislefreelibrary@hotmail.com
COMING SOON: Come on in to sign up for
the Summer Reading Program to win fun prizes and to find out more details of our Summer
Reading Program starting on June 29th with
The Hare vs. The Snail …Join Mr. K of Exordium who will take a closer look at the adaptations that Mother Nature has provided animals
to cope with their environment and the roles of
prey and predator.
NEW BOOKS: Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica, Dishonorable Intentions by Stuart Woods
and Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand.
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.
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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.
ISLE LA MOTTE
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
NORTH HERO
By: Karen Cameron, Librarian
802-372-5458,
nhlibrary@comcast.net
NEW IN THE LIBRARY
NEW BOOKS: “All Summer Long” by Dorothea Benton Frank; “Here’s To Us” by Elin Hilderbrand and “Dishonorable Intentions” by Stuart Woods.
YOUNG ADULTS: “The Last Star: Final
Book of the 5th Wave” by Richard Yancey.
DVD’s New to the Library: “The Revenant” with Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Lady in the
Van” with Maggie Smith, and “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”.
DVD’s coming soon: “Divergent Series Allegiant 4k” with Shailene Woodley.
NEW CHILDRENS’ BOOKS: “Happy
Birthday to You-A Picture Book”, by Dr. Seuss,
and “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the
World’s Most Famous Bear, Picture Book” by
Lindsay Mattick.
BOOK SALE: Browse our on-going book
sale. Book prices are by donation only. We have
so many choices of books (both adult and children), Audio Books, Music CD’s 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. We
also have passes for 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).
“NEW ENGLAND UNCOVERED”- A
Reading & Discussion Series through the Vermont Humanities Council is currently being
hosted by North Hero Public Library. The next
book discussion in our series is “Affliction” by
Russell Banks on Thursday, July 7 at 7pm, followed by “A Brother’s Blood” by Michael White
on July 28, and finally “I’m a Stranger Here Myself” by Bill Bryson on Augusts 18. The books are
here and ready to borrow. The discussions will
be lead by scholar Merilyn Burrington. Come
join the group to discover what lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England. More
than meets the eye!
CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING
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.
CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Yes, it’s back
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
– www.northherolibrary.org 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.
SOUTH HERO
By: Keagan Calkins, Director
802-372-6209,
southherolibrary@gmail.com
SUMMER READING: Students ages 4 +,
sign up now for fabulous weekly prizes and the
chance to win the Grand Prize!
BACKPACK THEATRE: June 21 1:30am.
Tap into your imagination and enjoy a true literary experience with their renditions of Where
the Wild Things Are and Sleeping Beauty.
SUMMER AUTHOR TALK: June 22 7pm.
Stephen P. Kiernan author of Last Rights, Authentic Patriotism, The Curiosity and most recently The Hummingbird will speak at our 10th
annual summer author talk!
STORYTIME: June 28 10am. Come in for
stories, crafts, and snacks at the library.
BUTTERFLIES: June 29 11am. Come and
learn about butterflies with Jerry Schneider, creator of the award winning Butterfly Game. Kids
can also make tye dye butterfly t-shirts. Children
may purchase heavy cotton shirts for $4.00, or
bring their own. All Ages.
TODDLER TUNES: June 25 10am. Stop by
to sing, dance, and play with Lee English!
NEW MOVIES: Zootopia, Hail, Caesar!,
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Race and
many more!
TRUSTEES MEETING: The Library Board
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
– www.southherolibrary.org Sunday and Monday Closed; Tuesday
9am-2pm; Wednesday 11am-8pm;
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Turkey Pot Pie Dinner
By Irene Clark
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, June 25 we will be
serving a Turkey Pot Pie dinner with all the homemade fixings and desserts that you love. Doors will
open at 5:30 pm. Please, notice new time.
We are expecting a large crowd so it is important
to call ahead before Saturday and tell us how many
people will be in your party. Even groups of two can
add up and we do not want to disappoint anyone. So
please call 802-999-5862 and you will have your seat
and be entered in the drawing for a free dinner. We
will begin serving 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 we can host more events for the
island community. Hope to see you all there.
The Islander, June 21, 2016 Page 6
ACROSS THE
LAKE
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ROUSES POINT BORDER CROSSING
Area residents should be aware that the United
States Border Crossing in Rouses Point is under construction and has been for a few weeks. There may
be a slow down for travelers while this work is being
done.
Temporarily, commercial and oversized vehicles,
as well as vehicles towing a boat or trailer, will not
be able to pass through the Rouses Port of Entry. It is
recommended that they use the Overton Corners or
the Champlain Ports.
MONTGOMERY HOSE HOOK AND LADDER FIRE-
FIGHERS HONORED
Several members of
the Rouses Point Fire Department were recently
honored at the annual
banquet of the Montgomery Hose Hook and Ladder Company held at the
North Country Golf Club.
Walter Laramie was
recognized for his fifty
years of service as a volunteer fire fighter. He
has been with the Rouses Point Fire Department
for 18 years and served
with the Chazy Fire Department for 32 years.
Walter also serves the fire
department as an EMT.
Other firemen receiving
service awards, as well as
resolutions from the Rouses Point Village Board of
Trustees and the Town of Champlain Board of Councilmen, was Eric Miller for 10 years; Brian Pelkey for
25 years; Gerald Robert for 25; James Seguin for 30
and Allan Nautel for 35 years.
Receiving the President’s Award was Patricia Birkett; EMS Provider of the Year was Brad Martin; Firefighter of the Year was JJ Lafountain.
Congratulations to all those who received honors
at the banquet. A big thank you goes out to all our
volunteer firefighters and EMT’s that give so generously of their talents and time to keep us safe and
helping us in an emergency often putting their own
lives in danger. Our community is a better place to
live because of these dedicated volunteers.
ROUSES POINT CONCERT SERIES
Plans have been in the making for the upcoming
Rouses Point Concert Series, which will begin in early
July. The Samuel de Champlain Center Stage committee has worked out a Summer 2016 program, which
should be pleasing to everyone. Coming to Center
Stage will be a variety of musical talent, magicians,
and actors.
The season will kick-off with a performance by
the Strawahatters on July 7. Coming to the stage
again this year will be Adirondack Regional Theatre
who will be performing “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” There
is always free popcorn for the children and a huge
crowd, both young and old, bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy the performance.
Elvis will be coming to the Center Stage as well.
Elvis Presley Impersonator John Monforto has been
doing an Elvis performance for thirty years and always draws a large audience.
Other performances will include the Duo Band,
Pipsqueak the Clown, along with Snow White and
Batman, Fade to Blues Band, Larry Ebere, country
western musician, and Just Us Band.
Watch for announcements of the performances.
Steve Merchant and Committee have been raising
funds to add a dressing room to the stage area and
are now in the process of getting quotations. The
Stage Committee was also instrumental in helping
to obtain the rolling information sign at the Rouses
Point Civic Center, which keeps residents and travelers informed about the events that are going on in
our village. This is a great addition to the Village.
All events are free and are usually on Thursday
evening beginning at 6:30 pm. So plan on bringing
your chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of entertainment with family, friends and neighbors.
BOOK SALE
Friends of the Library in Rouses Point will be
holding a book sale at the Dodge Memorial Library
on Saturday, June 25. Books will be available for all
interest groups and will be sold at reasonable prices.
GARAGE AND RUMMAGE SALE
There will be a village wide garage sale in the Village of Rouses Point on Saturday, June 25. Maps will
be available at the Village Office on Friday.
St. Patrick’s Church will hold their annual rummage sale on Saturday and Sunday. There will be
clothing, kitchenware, knick-knacks and more.
THE ALICE T. MINER MUSEUM
The Alice T. Miner Museum will be hosting an
Open House at the Miner Institute on Saturday, June
25 offering old fashion games and activities for children of all ages.
On Saturday, July 2 there will be a debut of their
new Architectural Walking Tour of Chazy, featuring
buildings constructed by William H. Miner. Afterwards, you are invited to join in for Canada Day and
Independence Day festivities at the museum, celebrating Canadian-American friendship.
HOMETOWN CABLE
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 11:00, 3:00 and 7:00 both
am and pm, except Wednesday which is a 3-hour
program shown at 11:00, 2:00, 5:00 and 8:00 both
am and pm. Programming is also available as free
video-on-demand at www.hometowncablenetwork.
com.
Wednesday, June 22: CCRS May concert, Moriah vs. Chateaugay NYS Regional class D boys’ basketball. Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24: NAC
girls’ basketball in NYS competition, John Michael
Talbot at St. Augustine’s in Peru. Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26: Cadyville Parade, Our Little Corner with Gordie Little at the June 18 North Country
Honor Flight, What’s Going on Here with Bob Venne.
Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28: NCCS vs. Saranac Lake varsity baseball, NAC vs. Lake Placid varsity baseball, Rouses Point Village board meeting.
Wednesday, June 29: NAC May concert, Moriah girls
vs. Fort Edward NYS Regional Class D basketball.
NOTES
Happy summer! There are so many fun things to
enjoy in the summer from outdoor cooking, gardening to traveling. Let us hope that everyone gets to do
some of the fun things of summer that our beautiful
North Country has to offer. Many families take advantage during the summer to travel whether it is to
sightsee or visit relatives. Let us hope that whatever
you do is safe, relaxing and exciting.
Congratulations to all graduates whether it be
kindergarten, eighth grade moving up ceremony, or
high school graduation. May your dreams and future
endeavors, whether it is going to college, military or
the work force, be happy ones.
I was really saddened by the terrible shootings
in Orlando. Let us hope that family, neighbors and
friends provide comfort to the many people that are
suffering from losing a loved one, or from an injury
received in the shooting. Thoughts and prayers are
being said throughout the country for these families.
Summer at the
American Legion
The American Legion Presents The 2016 Outdoor
Concerts in the Pavilion on Main Street in Alburgh
on Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 pm, with fast moving
dancing music. Bring a comfy chair and your dancing
shoes and sit back and enjoy!
The American Legion Post 60 Alburgh, is very active
in the community and is always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.
There is a need, here in our community and in many
surrounding areas, to help Veterans and their families. The Fund: Helping Hands in Alburgh, has been
created to help Veterans and Families in Need. Life
crises, sickness, job loss and injury can all cause a
financial strain on all of the family. And sometimes
the needs are very small, but crucial, and the family
money is not there.
Helping Hands in Alburgh will assist Veterans and
Families when needed, and try to find extra help
within the organization and community. Part of the
proceeds from the five Summer Concerts, will be
added to the Helping Hands in Alburgh Fund.
As the Summer continues, so will the Summer Concerts, with Barbie N Bones on June 25; Nightrain on
July 15; Miss Mizery on July 22, followed by Dark
Horse August 20. Dance, enjoy and donate to a good
cause this summer in Alburgh.
Location: North Main Street, Alburgh. Information:
802-796-3574
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CHARGES DROPPED
Continued from page 1
Judge Robert Mello agreed to a request by Deputy
State’s Attorney Diane Wheeler that the court wait
at least 30 days to schedule a hearing on the status
of the four remaining counts. The jury of seven men
and five woman and three women alternates were
sent home.
McAllister has maintained his innocence since Vermont State Police arrested him outside the Statehouse in May 2015. McAllister has pleaded innocent
to all the criminal charges. When his senate colleagues moved to suspend him when the legislature
reconvened, McAllister said he had done nothing
wrong.
“Norm, like every other citizen in this country, is
presumed innocent,” one of his defense lawyers, David J. Williams of Burlington, said after the trial ended last week.
“This trial just shows why it is so important nobody should jump to any conclusions,” the veteran
defense lawyer said.
“Nobody should jump to any conclusions until we
cross examine the next accuser,” Williams said. That
woman has filed a civil lawsuit against McAllister
seeking money from him, but that case is on hold until the criminal charges are resolved.
The initial trial began to disintegrate when the defense questioned the first complaining woman. Williams picked apart the inconsistencies the 21 yearold former farm hand provided.
The defense also maintained there was no physical, medical or direct evidence confirming anything
happened between the woman and McAllister.
Norm McAllister photo credit: The County Courier
The cross examination by Williams of the woman,
a former farm hand, showed the first assault either
happened the first day or work or several weeks in. Under questioning by Williams, the woman admitted she had a car, had a cellphone, could have called
somebody, texted them or called 911 seeking help,
but never did. She often took long pauses to answer
questions from Williams.
She also has claimed McAllister sexually assaulted
her in an apartment he shared in Montpelier with
two other legislators. When asked why she never
cried out for help there, the woman said she did not
want to wake anybody.
Earlier Deputy State’s Attorney Diane Wheeler
had walked the victim through her association with
McAllister. The woman said it started when she was
looking for a job and saw an ad in a newspaper. She
alleged McAllister forced her to have oral sex in a
milking barn and sexual intercourse in his house and
that both were against her will. She also claimed she
was assaulted up to 30 times, but later reduced the
number.
McAllister has filed for re-election for the two-seat
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McAllister was finishing the first year of his second
two-year terms as a senator when arrested in May
2015. McAllister was serving on both the Agriculture and Institutions committees in the Senate, but
in the final days of the session, he was removed from
both. When he returned in January 2016 for the second year, his colleagues voted 20-10 to suspend him.
Attempts to reduce public access
The state tried to block full coverage of the trial
after the St. Albans-based cable TV access channel
indicated it wanted to live stream the trial. Wheeler
asked the court to block audio and video coverage
of the jury selection and the testimony of the woman. The defense initially agreed, but later members
of the media objected. Judge Mello later ruled that
during jury selection the questions by himself and
the lawyers could be captured in audio and video,
but the answers of potential jurors could not.
He also ruled initially on Tuesday that nothing of
the victim could be captured by audio or video. The
Burlington Free Press filed a motion late that afternoon seeking to overturn that ruling on the grounds
his ruling did not comply with the rules approved by
the Vermont Supreme Court.
Attorney Robert Hemley for the Burlington Free
Press on Wednesday morning said the case was of
significant public interest and people should be able
to hear the accuser’s claim against a state senator. He noted the woman had provided an interview to
a weekly newspaper and her name was well known
in the community even before the trial. Hemley noted the Vermont media does not identify or show the
face of sexual assault victims so the audio was the
key point for better public understanding.
The prosecution tried to show through Kelly Woodward, the victim advocate in their office, and State
Police Lt. Maurice Lamothe, who had assisted in the
investigation, the woman had expressed concern
about possible publicity. The woman testified after
them saying she had no interest in media coverage.
When the rules for cameras and recordings in Vermont courts were first drafted, they included provisions for witnesses, prosecutors, defense lawyers,
judges and others to object to coverage. The Vermont Supreme Court struck that provision on the
grounds trials are expected to be public in the United
States.
The state also subpoenaed four journalists in the
case and three were still on the witness list as the
week began, but eventually all requests were withdrawn.
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THE 10TH ANNUAL SUMMER AUTHOR TALK
The library is very excited to welcome Stephen
P. Kiernan for our 10th Annual Summer Author
Talk on Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00 pm. Stephen
P. Kiernan has published nearly four million words,
primarily over several decades as a journalist, winning more than forty awards; including the George
Polk Award and the Scripps Howard Award for
Distinguished Service to the First Amendment.
Author of the novels The Hummingbird and The Curiosity, he has also written two nonfiction books, Last
Rights and Authentic Patriotism.
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SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR RESIDENTS
By John Skutel, Chair, NHP&R
North Hero residents and taxpayers have a unique
opportunity this year. The North Hero Parks and
Rec committee has worked out an agreement with
Knight Point State Park to give residents and taxpayers a free seasons pass to the Park. Knight Point State
Park has a sandy beach and beautiful walking trails.
It is the perfect place to spend a summer day! To get
your free pass, go to the North Hero Town Office.
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Isle La Motte
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Deadline Noon every Saturday
SCHOOL BUDGET
On Tuesday, June 7 voters approved the school
budget of $1,206,489.92 by a vote of 72 yes to 44 no.
TOWN WIDE YARD SALE
The annual Town Wide Yard Sale will be held on
Saturday, June 25 from 8 to 2 pm. Rain or shine.
RECREATION DEPARTMENT NEWS
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 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 and football, a great badminton set and horse
shoes.
RESTORING YOUR SHORELINE BACK TO NATURE
By Joe Bondi
The article below is the third 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.
Back in the day a perfectly manicured lawn was a
thing of beauty. But as time went on we learned that
manicured lawns are not very good for the health of
your lake. Restoring your shoreline back to nature does wonders for your property and your lake, from stopping erosion to reducing storm water runoff contamination.
The first step to restoring your shoreline back to nature is to establish a no-mow zone. How does one establish a no-mow zone? Simple: stop mowing a zone adjacent to the shoreline as wide as possible for your
property. If you have a sloped bank, the no-mow zone should extend beyond the top of the bank. A no-mow
zone allows native plants to colonize the area, but you can jump-start the process by planting a few of your
favorite native species. If you are worried about losing your beautiful lake view, plant shrubs and groundcovers
to see over top of them. Below is a short list of tree, shrubs, and ground covers that you can plant in your nomow zone.
For more information on native species to plant visit: http://tinyurl.com/VTnativeplants. To read previous
articles in this series, visit: www.lakechamplainislander.com/archives.
Isle La Motte 5k Attracts Indiana Team
By TABBY DANYOW
Grand Isle County welcomes out-of-state cross country team from Princeton high school to run in the Isle La
Motte 5k on Saturday, July 16. Five runners are accompanying coach of 32 years Bill Niederhaus on the journey
from Indiana to Vermont next month. Among them are incoming senior Desmond Walker, incoming juniors
Justin Niederhaus, Lee Friedman, Chandler Weeks, and incoming sophomore Jackson Krieg.
Every year this Princeton high school team selects races in other states to raise
money to visit and run in. Coach Niederhaus explained that Paul Hinman played
a huge part in their decision to come run in the Isle La Motte 5k over other races.
“Paul called me 15 minutes after I sent the e-mail and has made it very easy for us
- REOCCURRING EVENTS in making arrangements to be at his meet” explained Coach Niederhaus in an email.
Thursday
MONDAY
This sort of attention and care Hinman showed for the 5k sealed the deal for the
•Adult Coloring at the Alburgh
•Preschool Storytime at the
traveling cross country team.
Library; 4:00 pm
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When asked about the motive be•Fiber Night at the Grand Isle
•Film Night at the Alburgh Lihind traveling out of state for runs,
Library; 6:30 to 8 pm
brary; 7 pm
Coach Niederhaus described his desire
•Living Strong in the Islands
•Tai Chi at the South Hero
to encourage the “student” part of beStrength
&
Balance
Training
Congregational Church; 9:00
ing a “student-athlete”. He said that
at St. Rose of Lima Church,
to 10:00 am
everywhere they go they “visit museSouth Hero; 9:30 to 10:30 am
•Lunch at “The Neighbors”,
ums, and any place of special interest”
•Tai Chi at the South Hero
South Hero Congregational
in order to “learn while enjoying your
Congregational Church 3:00
Church; Noon.
sport”. While the team is in Vermont,
to 4:00 pm
they hope to go to the Ben & Jerry’s ice
•Bingo
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St.
Joseph’s
Church,
TUESDAY
6-16-16
cream factory, the Pigmen of NorthGrand Isle; 6:15 pm
•Living Strong in the Islands
field, Bennington Revolutionary Mon•Champlain Islands Fiber
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Assist Rescue / Grand Isle
ument, Chester Arthur’s Birthplace,
Bees
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Hero
Methodist
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at St. Rose of Lima Church,
Stowe, and Smuggler’s Notch.
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South
Hero
Church;
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to
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pm
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Coach Niederhaus uses these trips
•Tai Chi at the South Hero
Friday
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not
only as a learning excursion but as
Congregational Church 3 to 4
•Lunch at “The Neighbors”,
Assist Rescue / North Hero
a
means
of training as well. He doesn’t
pm
South Hero Congregational
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set times to beat or anything. He says,
6-15-16
Church; Noon.
“We. . . want to get better each year.
Wednesday
•Writing Group meets at the
Animal
Problem
/
South
Hero
We do rival against each from time to
•Story Time at the Grand Isle
Alburgh Public Library; 6 to 8
Vehicle
Crash
/
South
Hero
time, but if we can help each other to
Library; 10 am
pm
Fraud
/
Grand
Isle
improve their running, that is the ulti•Tai Chi at the South Hero
•Tai Chi at the South Hero
Theft / North Hero
mate goal.” The team will also be visCongregational Church 9:00
Congregational Church 9 to 10
Vehicle Crash / South Hero
iting Kennebunk, Maine after their run
to 10:00 am
Assist Rescue / South Hero
am
in Isle La Motte.
•Lunch at “The Neighbors”,
6-14-16
saturday
South Hero Congregational
•Farmers’ Market at St. JoVehicle Crash / Grand Isle
Church; Noon.
seph’s Church, South Hero; 10
Trespassing / Alburgh
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to 2 pm
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Senior Center, Alburgh; 5 pm
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Morning Glories Make
Memories
By LYN JARVIS
When growing up on a small farm in southern
Vermont every spring we would plant Morning Glory seeds along the front porch. Rain cascading down
from the roof seemed to provide an adequate supply
of moisture as I do not remember that we ever watered them. Every day I would look for the seeds to
sprout and when they did heavy string was tied to a
small steak next to the seedling and attached with
rusty nails to the eaves of the porch roof. After that,
they grew “like weeds” we used to say and provided
colorful blooms until the first frost. Little did I know
that these blue beauties had such a fascinating history.
Morning Glories were first recorded in China for
its medicinal uses due to the laxative properties of
its seeds. The vine was introduced to the Japanese
in the 9th century and they were the first to cultivate
it as on ornamental flower. Over the years they have
developed hundreds of varieties and it has come to
symbolize summer in Japanese horticulture and art.
The Mayans discovered that sulfur in Morning Glory
juice served to vulcanize rubber, a process predating
Charles Goodyear’s discovery by at least 2,000 years.
The plant is used as a green vegetable in Southeastern Asian cuisines and as of 2005, the state of Texas
allowed the plant to be grown for personal consumption.
The most common variety is Heavenly Blue and that is what I just planted outside my front door. It happened by chance. While browsing some local nurseries
for “After Memorial Day Sales,” in a back corner of the greenhouse were several
pots of them. They were in disarray, but brought back happy memories of those
Morning Glories growing up on the farm. After picking through the twisted mass
of vines I chose two and planted them by my front door.
Now these plants could not be more different and I am convinced they have
tiny plant brains. The one to the left, about two feet in height, does not grow but
has 4 or 5 beautiful blooms every morning. The other one has not had a single
bloom but grows by inches every day. To accommodate it, I put one of my winter
driveway stakes beside it which it has already outgrown. Now it is mysteriously attaching itself to the house as I decide what I am going to do next to accommodate
these clever entities; one that says “Look at my beauty” and the other that says
“Look at how tall I can grow.” Maybe it is a male/female thing that over the next
few months I can make some sense of.
Operation Dry Water
June 24 - 26
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The Grand Isle Sheriff’s Department will be participating in Operation Dry Water heightened awareness and enforcement weekend June 24 through June 26,.
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fatalities and fostering a stronger, more visible deterrent to alcohol and drug use
on the water. Operation Dry Water is coordinated by the National Association of
State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), in partnership with the S.S. Coast
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Join South Hero Land Trust for a
Birding Excursion!
The marshes along the South Hero Recreation Path are a wonderful place to
view a variety of Vermont bird species. The tall rushes, reeds and grasses provide
refuge for waterfowl and migratory songbirds, and raptors soar above, looking
for prey in the wetlands below. Whether you are a long-time enthusiast of our
winged friends or a novice simply wanting to get your feet wet in the world of
birding, join South Hero Land Trust on Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 am,
to walk the Recreation Path and look for osprey, herons, ducks, and more with
birder Sean Beckett.
Meet at the entrance to the South Hero Recreation Path, at the intersection of
Tracy and Station Roads. To increase chance of bird sightings, please leave dogs
at home. RSVPs welcome but not required. Bring binoculars to get a closer view!
Location: Tracy and Station Roads, South Hero. Information: 802-372-3786
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SHVFD 4th Of July Chicken BBQ
The SHVFD will be again holding their 4th of July chicken barbeque. Chickens may be ordered and prepaid starting at 7:00 am at the South Hero Fire Department on
July 4th. Families are encouraged to bring a cooler for their chickens to be placed in as they are done. This is a South Hero tradition and the Fire Department is happy to
bring back the delicious chickens. Chickens are organic and the cost will be the same as last year, half a chicken for $8. The SHVFD Auxiliary will also be selling reflective
address signs and SHVFD supporter t-shirts for $10. Come support your Fire Department.
Location: Route 2, South Hero.
South Hero 4th Of July Parade
The 4th of July is right around the corner which means so is South Hero’s parade! This year’s theme is There’s no place like home! It is free to participate, so get your
groups together and enter a float, marching unit, car, bike, tractor or other original entry and come join in all the fun!
Registration and line up will be 10:15 am at the intersection of South Street and Landon Road with the parade starting at 11:00 am.
Location: South Street, South Hero. Information: shvtparade@gmail.com or
call Tom Chagnon at 802-316-0591
Grand Isle July 4th Celebration
It is time to gather your red, white and blue attire for the annual Grand Isle
Independence Day Celebration held at Donaldson Park. The event will run from
1:00 to 4:00 pm on Monday, July 4th.
Make sure to bring your active-wear and be ready to get wet; if you want to!
There will be fun water games, which will have you slipping and sliding across the
park. And be ready for some friendly competition with pick-up softball, a corn
hole tournament and of course, tug-of-war. We will also be celebrating with the
fan-favorite pony rides; giddy-up Islanders!
VFW will be hosting a delicious barbeque and Super Sounds will be there taking requests and playing your favorite hits.
The 4th is right around the corner, so be sure to mark your calendars and tell
your friends and family where to be!
Location: Donaldson Park, Grand Isle. Information: David Riesner at 802-2382175
Alburgh Independence Day Parade
The Alburgh Independence Day Parade will head up Main Street Monday, July
4th at 11:00 am. This year’s theme was created by the Alburgh school students.
Dreams come true under the red, white, and blue. This patriotic parade welcomes
all who wish to be in it. Create a float. Decorate a pick-up truck and fill it with
military or groups. All political nominees are welcome. Musical groups are always
appreciated. The judging will be announced at the American Legion post#60 at
1:00 pm. Group fundraisers are welcome to set up on the American Legion lawn.
Location: Main Street, Alburgh. Information: Martha at 802-796-4060 or mjgood15@gmail.com
Host Families Needed
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 8:00 to 4:00 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 catlars@gisu.org with questions or for more information. If you would like to know more about SPIRAL International checkout
their website at www.spiralinternational.org. Thank you! I look forward to hearing
from you.
GIC Mentoring Recruiting for Fall
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, 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 802-372-5239 or email gicmentoring@gmail.com.
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New Dispatch Service
for the Islands
Effective July 1, all Island Fire Departments and
Rescue Squads will be dispatched by Shelburne Dispatch. Homeowners with alarm systems should notify the alarm monitoring company to call 802-9853233.
Hidden Treasures V:
The Bard of Isle La Motte
The Isle La Motte Historical Society’s Hidden Treasures series, highlighting
talented people who made
their home on Isle La Motte
continues this year. The
fifth in the series will focus on the poetry of Daniel
T. Trombly, also known as
Batiste: The Bard of Isle La
Motte.
Trombly, known as Batiste, was born in Chazy in
1849. After spending his
youth out west, when it
was still the wild west, he
made his home on Isle La
Motte. He started writing
poetry in a French-Canadian dialect in his late 50s, possibly influenced by the
famous French-Canadian poet, William Henry Drummond.
A prolific writer, Batiste wrote for the local newspapers and published many
pamphlets and bound books, which he sold on the Chazy-to-Isle La Motte Ferry,
on which he regularly entertained the passengers with poetry and personality,
while the ferry plied the waters of Lake Champlain.
To celebrate the opening of Hidden Treasures V: Batiste: The Bard of Isle La
Motte, a wine and cheese reception will be held on Friday, July 1 from 5:00 to
7:00 pm, at the Isle La Motte Historical Society Campus. This unique exhibit holds
many surprises and wonderful tales.
The exhibit, Hidden Treasures V: Batiste: The Bard of Isle La Motte, is curated
by Marty Dale and will be open to the public in the Frances Ford Slab-Log Cabin,
every Saturday in July and August from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Location: Main Street and Quarry Road, Isle La Motte. Information: 802-9283248
• June Schedule •
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Reservations Appreciated!
•Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday•
8:30am - 10:00am
Chef and Family Owned for 59 Years
Old Quarry Road, Isle La Motte, VT
(802)928-3200
www.ruthcliffe.com
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Donnelly’s retirement from that position. Greg earned
his PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis from
the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds
a Prince 2 Certification in Project Management. He
most recently served as Vice President, Accountable
Care Services/Vice President, Finance and Informatics
at the University of Vermont Medical Center and
One Care Vermont. Prior to that, he held a number
of leadership positions related to population health
management, informatics and quality performance
improvement.
“I am both excited and honored to join the team
that is working so diligently to improve the health and
quality of lives of the members of our community,”
said Greg. “CHCB’s continued integration with our
community-serving organizations, such as housing
groups and schools, will be a priority, so that we
can together figure out the most efficacious ways to
organize around and tackle population health.”
For more information, call 802-264-8193 or visit
www.chcb.org.
Isle La Motte 5K
Race/½ Mile Fun Run
at St. Anne’s Shrine
activities you want to suggest. Members can use the
building to pursue their interests and we can either
serve light refreshments or group members can bring
something to share. Whatever you want can be discussed. Meet some new friends doing something
you enjoy. Have fun this summer at the Center. Plan
it and they will come!
We Are Not Just for
Seniors Anymore
By Irene Clark
Now that summer is in full swing, we want to plan
lots of activities and make sure the Center becomes
what the volunteers envisioned. They all worked
very hard to renovate and make it a very welcoming
place. We invite you to join the group. Membership
is for people 50 and up. And if you are not of that
age; bless you! Now you can also join as a Friend of
the Seniors.
We have several activities you might enjoy on a
hot summer day in our pleasant, air-conditioned
Center. On Monday evening at 6:30 pm, we have a
group of energetic people who stop in to play pingpong and they are looking for more players. We also
have a strength training class, Staying Strong in Vermont, every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:00
am. Our Bingo on Wednesday evening is lots of fun.
The doors open at 5:00 and the games start at 6:15
pm. Stop in and have a treat from our snack bar and
visit with friends, new and old. On Thursday evenings
at 6:15 pm we have Zumba Gold with the beautiful
and talented Amanda taking the lead. And finally, on
Saturday Morning, Susan Larkin teaches a painting
class that the students love so much they have come
back for a second series.
We have had requests for more activities; but we
need to find people who want to participate. Suggestions came from people who want to play cards
and some people are interested in Tai Chi. Do you like
doing puzzles? We have a bunch waiting to be completed. We also have a new dart board for you to test
your skill and engage in some friendly competition.
We have a few people who have offered to teach a
class on various crafts. Or perhaps you have an idea
for leading a class of your own.
We can start groups in these things or anything
else you can think of. Bring a bunch of friends or
come and meet others who share your interest. If
you have any other requests let us know. Call 802999-5862 to be put on interest lists or for additional
International Music
Festival Brings Free
Performances to
Vermont State Parks
Vermont State Parks is happy to invite you to join
a free celebration of music at five state parks on the
first day of summer on Tuesday, June 21.
MakeMusicVT, presented in partnership with Big
Heavy World, is an international day of music-making that will be taking place in more than 120 countries and 700 cities worldwide. Vermont is the first
US state to coordinate a state-wide event, with performances at public places, including libraries, sidewalks and state parks.
Park entry is free to attend these performances and
no pre-registration is required. Performances will be
held at Kingsland Bay, Grand Isle, Boulder Beach, Silver Lake and Jamaica State Parks rain or shine.
The schedule for Grand Isle State Park is: 1:00 pm
Kief Catcher, foot-stomping chunky riffs and spacy
lyrics; 1:50 pm Daphnee Vandal, violin, guitar and
vocals, covering a wide variety of music; 2:40 pm
Myles Doesn’t Play This, jazz duo playing classics and
originals; 3:30 pm Lil Benny, afro pop, reggae and hip
hop music to move to; 5:10 pm No Cons, Musik and
John Stone, saxophone and hip hop; 6:00 pm Plastique Mammals, ambient alternative with element
of punk and pop; 6:50 pm Coquette, American indie;
7:40-9:00 pm Hosted Open Jam Session.
Location: 36 East Shore South, Grand Isle. Information: 802-372-4300
Community Health
Centers of Burlington
Announces New CEO
The Community Health Centers of Burlington
is pleased to announce the arrival of new Chief
Executive Officer, Greg Robinson, PhD., after Jack
By Paul Hinman
Only 4 weeks until race day which is July 16. We will
have medals for at least 6 age categories. We have
fantastic raffle prizes donated by local merchants.
We are so proud that a portion of our proceeds will
be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project for our
great veterans who have been injured and the Isle La
Motte Recreation Department. USATF Certified Course: Beginning and ending at
the historic site of the St. Anne’s Shrine. Extremely
fast and flat. Run along West Shore of Lake Champlain.
Registration: This year registration is being coordinated by RunVermont.org. Online registration link
is: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/18923
Over 18 years of age: $25; 14 years through age
18 $15; Under age 14 $3; Active military and veterans $15.
T-shirts will be provided to the first 200 entrants.
Prizes to the top three male and female finishers.
Prizes for all ½ Mile Fun runners. There will be prizes
for most age categories and random prize drawings
for all to win. Food and water for all participants.
Schedule: 7:15 am check-in and registration; 8:15
am ½ Mile Youth Fun Run for 12 years and younger;
8:30 am 5K Run; Awards presentation.
Follow us on Facebook at Isle la Motte 5K Race.
Location: 92 St. Anne’s Road, Isle La Motte. Information: http://islelamotte.us/?pageid=28 or 802928-3434
Motorist Charged
with DUI
GRAND ISLE- A motorist who apparently fell asleep
in a car that was missing a wheel, but the engine was
still running is facing a charge of driving while under
the influence, Vermont State Police said.
Police said Nathan I. Sibley, 42, of St. Albans could
not explain how or where he lost the tire, or how the
vehicle sustained significant damage when confronted about 5 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the
A&B Beverage on U.S. 2.
Trooper Nathaniel Quealy said Sibley was found
behind the wheel and appeared to be sleeping when
police arrived to investigate the complaint. Sibley indicated he drove to the store to obtain gasoline and
coffee, but fell asleep, Quealy said in a press release. Quealy never included in his press release the type of
vehicle Sibley was operating.
A preliminary roadside breath test showed an alcohol level of.218, police said. Adults drivers are presumed to be under the influence at .08. Sibley was
arrested and later released with a citation ordering
him into Vermont Superior Court on July 7.
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ACROSS THE
SandBAR
Submitted by: Lorinda A. Henry
Send your news to lamoillecounty@yahoo.com
MILTON TOWN CALENDAR
Tuesday, June 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Planning
Commission; Thursday, June 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm,
Development Review Board; Tuesday, June 28 from
6:30 to 8:30 pm, Conservation Commission; Tuesday,
July 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Planning Commission;
Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 pm, Economic Development Commission; Thursday, July 14 from 7:00 to
9:00 pm, Development Review Board; Tuesday, July
28 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Conservation Commission.
FREEDOM FEST
Join the Milton Community Youth Coalition and
Town of Milton Recreation Department for Freedom
Fest on June 25! This family-friendly event will kick
off the town’s Fourth of July celebrations and feature
the Freedom 5K Run/Walk, free live music, refreshments and mud tug contest! Come join in the Freedom Fest Fun, all for a good cause! The VT National
Guard will be bringing their climbing wall to Freedom
Fest, along with a T-Shirt cannon and other fun stuff.
Do not miss it!
Proceeds from the event will benefit a scholarship for one of MHS’ own students, and the youth
and family programs of the MCYC and Recreation
Department. Schedule of Events: 3:00 pm Live Music
featuring local band Shake; 3:30 pm Mud Tug Registration; 4:00 pm Mud Tug; 4:30 pm Freedom 5K Registration begins; 5:30 pm Live Music featuring local
band Shake; 5:40 pm National Anthem sung by Carol
Jones; 6:00 pm Freedom 5K Begins; 7:30 pm Race &
Scholarship Awards.
SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM
During the summer, vacation meals will be
served at Milton Elementary School. Sponsored
by Parks and Recreation, the Milton Public Library,
Birchcliff Mobile Home Park and our neighbors, the
Colchester
Recreation Department.
BASEBALL WITH THE FAMILY
Milton Elementary and Middle School Night at
Lake Monsters 2016 Event will be June 29. Tickets
will be at the Will Call window the night of the game.
GROOVY LUNCH BUNCH
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 802-893-1619
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 Site Coordinator is Rhonda Fletcher.
Keep in mind our major Fund Raiser for the year.
It is a Tribute to Frank Sinatra and is going to be held
on July 9 at the Eagles Club in Milton. Please tell all
your friends. The more people we get the more money we will have to do fun things.
GIANT PUMPKIN GROWING CONTEST PLUS
Growing giant pumpkins can be an amazing experience! Just ask last year’s winner, Rick Wasielewski,
whose giant pumpkin weighed in at 630 pounds. Join
Milton Recreation as we challenge Milton community members to grow the largest pumpkins ever and,
new this year, other garden bounty too! Best-in-show
awards for giant pumpkins, vegetables, fruits and
flowers will take place at the Milton Farmers Market
finale on Thursday, October 6.
Stop by the Milton Recreation Office for your
Giant Pumpkin seeds. Or, feel free to use your own
seeds for giant pumpkins, vegetables, fruits or flowers!
THE MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IS FOR EVERYONE
The Milton 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.
LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS: Monday through
Thursday from 9:00 to
8:00 pm; Friday 9:00 to
5:00 pm. June through
August, the library will be
closing on Saturdays at
2:00 pm.
SUMMER STORY TIME
SCHEDULE: 10:00 am Fridays through August 5:
stories, songs, crafts. Drop
in story time for all ages.
111: That is the total
number of kids we have
registered so far for the
summer reading program
in one day! Registrations
and sign-ups for programs
will continue throughout
the summer and we hope
Island Industrial Park, 4 Island Circle
to see you soon. Teens
Grand Isle, Vermont
ages 12 and up can regHours: 8:00-4:30 Mon.-Thurs. 8:00-3:30 Fri.
info@islandexcavatingcorp.com www.islandexcavatingcorp.com
ister online. A reminder
to our teen volunteers to
register as well.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: New movie releases are
served up with popcorn! For June we will have Zootopia on the 23 from 6 to 8 pm. Movie rated PG.
TEEN SUMMERS: SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13 and over. The 2016 season is May 5 through August 17. SYNC 2016 will give
away 30 titles; two paired audiobook downloads a
week!
ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Why
should kids have all the fun? For the adults this summer; read something different! Complete a bingo
card 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
Upcoming special events for adults happening at
the Milton Public Library; sign-up required:
COOKING UP A STORY COOKBOOK GROUP on
Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm; a potluck gathering for
cookbook lovers. Choose a recipe out of the cookbook available at the front desk.
VEGETABLE FERMENTATION WORKSHOP on Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 am. Did you know fermenting increases the nutrient value of your vegetables?
Hannah Noel from Health Hero Farm in South Hero
will show you how. Sample and take home your own
fermenting vegetables.
INTRODUCTION TO RUG HOOKING on Tuesday,
June 28 at 6:30 pm; learn how to create beautiful
rugs the traditional way.
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TUESDAY, JUNE 21
- Container Gardening for Kids at Grand Isle School; 10
to 11 am
- Grand Isle State Park Music Festival; 1 to 9 pm
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
- 10th Annual Author Talk at South Hero Community Library featuring Stephen P. Kiernan; 7:00 pm
- Farmers’ Market at St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero;
3 to 6 pm
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
- Music in the Vineyard, “Slick Jacket” at Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero;
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
- Meet the Artist Weekend at Grand Isle Art Works, Grand
Isle; 10 to 4 pm.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
- Outdoor Summer Concert, “Barbie N Bones” at Alburgh
American Legion; 8 pm to Midnight
- NHVFD Auxiliary Flea Market at Camp Ingalls, North
Hero; 9 to 4 pm
- Turkey Pot Pie Dinner at Islands in the Sun Senior Center,
Alburgh; 5:30 pm
- Ham and Strawberry Supper at St. Rose of Lima, South
Hero; 5 pm
- Trinkets and Treasurers Sale at St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La
Motte; 8 to 4 pm
- Meet the Artist Weekend at Grand Isle Art Works, Grand
Isle; 10 to 4 pm.
- Birds of VT Walk along the South Hero Recreation Path;
9 to 11 am
- Farmers’ Market at St. Joseph’s Church, Grand Isle; 10
to 2 pm
- Move Your Can Fun Run/Walk, Milton; 4:30 pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
- Annual Strawberry Social at Pomykala Farm, Grand Isle;
1 to 4 pm
- Trinkets and Treasurers Sale at St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La
Motte; 8 to 4 pm
- Meet the Artist Weekend at Grand Isle Art Works, Grand
Isle; 10 to 4 pm
- Strawberry Social at Pomykala Farm, Grand Isle; 1 to 4
pm
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
- Farmers’ Market at St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero;
3 to 6 pm
- Print Making with Plants at Island Arts, Grand Isle
- Summer Reading Program at Grand Isle Library; 11 to
Noon
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
- Music in the Vineyard, “Stewart Foster” at Snow Farm
Vineyard, South Hero;
FRIDAY, JULY 1
- Wine and Cheese Reception at Frances Ford Slab-Log
Cabin, Isle La Motte; 5 to 7 pm
SATURDAY, JULY 2
- Farmers’ Market at St. Joseph’s Church, Grand Isle; 10
to 2 pm
SUNDAY, JULY 3
- Breakfast at St. Rose of Lima, South Hero; 7:30 am
- Jimmy T. Thurston and The Cobra’s at Knight’s Point
State Park, North Hero; 6:30 pm
- Fireworks Extravaganza at Knight’s Point State Park,
North Hero; Dusk
MONDAY, JULY 4
- Outdoor Summer Concert, “Friction” at the Alburgh
American Legion; 1 to 5 pm
- VFW BBQ at Grand Isle Recreation Park; 1 pm
- Grand Isle Independence Day Celebration at Recreation Park; 1 to 4 pm
- Independence Day Parade, Main Street, Alburgh; 11 am
- South Hero 4th of July Parade; 11 am
- SHVFD Chicken BBQ; 7 am
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
- Farmers’ Market at St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero;
3 to 6 pm
- Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate at the Grand Isle Library;
10 am
- 40th Army Band performs at Bombardier Park, Milton;
7 pm
Health Services
Northwestern Counseling &
Support Services, Inc.
Behavior Health Crisis Services
• 524-6554 or 1-800-834-7793 •
Al-Anon
- NHVFD Auxiliary Flea Market at Camp Ingalls, North
Hero; 10 to 2 pm
- Green Mountain Bicycle Ride at Grand Isle Ferry, Grand
Isle; 9:15 am
1-866-972-5266
for friends & families of alcoholics
www.vermontalanonalateen.org
•CHURCH SERVICES•
Congregational Church of South Hero, U.C.C.
SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:30 A.M. YEAR-ROUND
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@gmail.com
www.vtcucc.org/South_Hero •www.facebook.com/CCSHVT
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
MASS SCHEDULE
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
Services
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...
OPEN HEARTS...
OPEN MINDS...
OPEN DOORS...
Parish Office 372-6638
UNION BIBLE CHURCH
Main St., Route 2, Alburgh, VT
Dr. John C. Kehoe, Pastor
796-3055
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
website: www.unionbiblechurch.org
St. Anne's Shrine
P.O. Box 280, Isle La Motte, VT 05463
802-928-3362, or 3385 Fax 928-3305
Email fstanne@pshift.com www.saintannesshrine.org
"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!
GOD'S LITTLE BROWN CHURCH
A non-denominational
GCMF affiliated Church
CORNER ROUTE 2 AND ROUTE 129
SOUTH ALBURGH, VERMONT 05440
REV. C. ANDREW CHRYSLER, PASTOR
(802)782-9384 WWW.GLBCVT.ORG
“God’s Word has the answer”
WORSHIP......SUNDAY 10:00 AM
BIBLE STUDY/PRAYER-WEDNESDAY 6:30 PM
THE BORDERS
REGIONAL MINISTRY
St. Luke’s, Rte. 2, Alburgh
1st & 5th Sundays at 10 a.m.
St. Thomas’, Rtes. 225 & 202, Noyan
2nd & 4th Sundays at 10 a.m.
St. George’s, Rte. 202, Clarenceville
3rd Sundays at 10 a.m.
The Rev. Thora L. Chadwick 802-863-8036
www.diovermont.org www.montreal.anglican.ca
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LEGAL
NOTICES
ALBURGH SPRINGS FIRE DISTRICT # 1
The Alburgh (Springs) Fire District # 1 will hold it’s annual meeting, July 6, at 7 pm at the pump house, 28 Christopher Rd.
On the agenda is election of clerk and treasurer and a
prudential member: approval of budget: other business.
STATE OF VERMONT
SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DIVISION
GRAND ISLE UNIT
DOCKET NO: 75-11-15 Gicv
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR ABFC 2006-OPT3 TRUST, ASSET
BACKED FUNDING CORPORATION ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT3
Plaintiff
v.
JOHN T. CURRY;
CHITTENDEN TRUST COMPANY, D/B/A CHITTENDEN BANK;
PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK, D/B/A CHITTENDEN
BANK;
OCCUPANTS RESIDING AT: 11 EAST SHORE ROAD
SOUTH GRAND ISLE, VT 05458
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained
in a certain mortgage given by John T. Curry to Option
One Mortgage Corporation, dated June 27, 2006 and
recorded in Book 94 at Page 425 of the Town of Grand
Isle Land Records, of which mortgage the undersigned is
the present holder by Assignment of Mortgage recorded
118, Page 804, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will
be sold at Public Auction at 1:00 p.m. on July 8, 2016
at 11 East Shore Road South, Grand Isle, VT 05458 all
and singular the premises described in said mortgage,
To Wit:
Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to
John T. Curry by Quit Claim Deed of Leslie L. Curry dated March 17, 2000, and recorded in Volume 64, at Pages
207-209 of the Land Records of the Town of Grand Isle.
Also being all and the same lands and premises conveyed
to John T. Curry and Leslie L. Curry by Warranty Deed of
Earl H. Nolan and Barbara A. Nolan dated May 26, 1998,
and recorded in Volume 59, at Pages 175-176 of the Land
Records of the Town of Grand Isle. Said lands and premises
were more particularly described in said deed as follows:
“A lot of land located on the westerly side of East Shore
Road, in the easterly portion of said Town of Grand Isle.
Said lot has a frontage on said highway of 150 feet; a
southerly line of 385.2 feet; a westerly sideline of 154.3
feet and a northerly sideline of 415.5 feet and is bounded as
follows: On the east by said road; on the north by property
said to belong to Ralph Dubuque and on the other two sides
by property reserved by the within grantors.”
Also included is all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Earl Nolan and Barbara Nolan by Warranty Deed
of Arthur W. Parkes and Mehaler J. Parkes dated December
15, 1986, and recorded in Volume 41, at Pages 132-133 of
the Land Records of the Town of Grand Isle. Said lands
and premises were more particularly described in said deed
as follows:
Being a strip of land described as follows: Beginning at a
point on the westerly edge of East Shore Road South, said
point marked by an iron pin and being the southeasterly
corner of grantees, Nolans, lands; thence proceeding N.
54° 00’ 22” W. a distance of 385.20 feet to an iron pin set
at grantees, Nolans, southwesterly corner; thence turning
to the left and proceeding S. 28° 09’ 19” W. a distance of
25.0 feet to a point; thence turning to the left and proceeding S. 54° 00’ 22” E. to a point on the westerly edge of East
Shore Road South; thence turning to the left and proceeding N. 39° 31’ 30” E. a distance of 25.0 feet to the point of
beginning.
Said lands and premises are subject to, and have the benefit
of, easements and rights of way of record.
To said deed, plan, and the records thereof, and to all deeds
and records referred to therein, reference is hereby made in
aid of this description.
The description of the property contained in the mortgage
shall control in the event of a typographical error in this
publication.
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 described.
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.
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for
ABFC 2006-OPT3 Trust, Asset Backed FundingCorporation Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-OPT3,
Jeffrey J. Hardiman, Esq.
Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP
1080 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
877-575-1400
Attorney for Plaintiff
jhardiman@shslawfirm.com
TOWN OF GRAND ISLE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
Carpet and Vinyl Flooring Installation in the
Town Office
The Selectboard for the Town of Grand Isle is seeking
proposals from qualified carpet and vinyl flooring Installers for the replacement of carpet and installation of vinyl
flooring in the Grand Isle Town Office located at 9 Hyde
Road, Grand Isle, Vermont.
The surface area to be covered is approximately 1680
square feet. Please visit www.grandislevt.org for the full
RFP.
Deadline to submit a proposal is 3:30pm on Monday,
July 11, 2016. Please contact Bill Baron, Selectman at 802372-3463
PROPOSED STATE RULES
By law, public notice of proposed rules must be given by publication in
newspapers of record. The purpose of these notices is to give the public a
chance to respond to the proposals. The public notices for administrative
rules are now also available online at http://secure.vermont.gove/SOS/
rules/. The law requires an agency to hold a public hearing on a proposed
rule, if requested to do so in writing by 25 persons or an association having
at least 25 members.
To make special arrangements for individuals with disabilities or special
needs please call or write the contact person listed below as soon as possible.
To get a copy of a rule or make suggestions to the agency, call or write the
contact person listed below. You may also comment on the proposal by
writing the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules, State House,
Montpelier, Vermont 05602 (828-2231).
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The agency has requested a second public notice for the following rule
and has scheduled another hearing on July 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the
VT Dept. of Health, Room 2B, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington VT 05402.
Licensed Lodging Establishment Rule.
Vermont Proposed Rule: 15P070
AGENCY: Human Services, Department of Health
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule provides the requirements for sanitation
and licensing of lodging establishments. The existing rule is being replaced by a complete update to incorporate current best practices and
modernized sanitation requirements. This rule will also incorporate the
existing Spas and Hot Tubs rule and the necessary updated requirements
for those facilities based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lillian Colasurdo, Department
of Health Commissioner’s Office Suite 301, Vermont Department of
Health 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402 Tel: 802-951-0107 Fax:
802-951-1275 Email: lillian.colasurdo@vermont.gov URL: http://healthvermont.gov/regs/index.aspx.
FOR COPIES: David Englander, Commissioner’s Office Suite 301, Vermont
Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402 Tel: 802863-7280 Fax: 802-951-1275 Email: david.englander@vermont.gov.
LEGAL NOTICE
GRAND ISLE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
BOARD
The Grand Isle Development Review Board will hold the
public hearing listed below in the meeting room of the Town
Office, 9 Hyde Road. Applications may be inspected at the
Town Office. Anyone wishing to have “Interested Party”
status shall participate, either verbally or in writing, according
to the criteria in Section 2.11 of the Town Bylaws.
Hearing: #03-16SPR & CU
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7:00 PM
Applicant: Town of Grand Isle
Property: 17 Hyde Road
Parcel ID#: 13-20-52.4
Description: Site Plan Review and Conditional Use for
proposed public facility
TOWN OF NORTH HERO
Hearing: #04-16CU
SELECTBOARD NOTICE
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7:00 PM
The Selectboard of the Town of North Hero intends to
Applicant: Williams Family Trust
convey by quit claim deed all its right, title, and interest
Property: 3 Robinson Point Road (Williams Lot #2)
of the town to its leasehold of a lease lot dedicated by the
Parcel ID#: 06-01-38.2
proprietors of the town to the support of schools, to Penny
Description: Conditional Use approval for development
M. Bean and Jessica F. Moquin. Said property is more
in Areas of Special Flood Hazard
specifically described as:
Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed
to Penny M. Bean and Jessica F. Moquin by Quit Claim
Deed of Penny M. Bean dated June 5, 2013 and recorded
in Volume 94 at Page 378 of the Town of North Hero Land
Records.
Reference is hereby made to the leasehold granted April
6, 1818 to Benjamin Butler on the school lot in the Town
of North Hero, said Indenture recorded in Book 4, Pages
92-93 of the North Hero town land records.
S is for Strawberry Social Event
Vermont municipal law, 24 V.S.A. § 1061, requires the
T is for Travel to Pomykala Farm in Grand Isle
board to give notice to the public, including posting this
R is for Raising Money for a Good Cause
notice in at least three public places and publication of the
A is for A Fun Time
same in the official town newspaper, at least 30 days prior to the date of the proposed conveyance. If, within that
W is for When?? Sunday June 26, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
time, a petition is received by the board signed by five perB is for Benefit of GI/NH Rescue Squad
cent of the voters, objecting to the conveyance, the board is
E is for Entertainment by the Seawolves
required to warn a town meeting to provide the voters with
R is for Rollicking good Time!
an opportunity to vote on whether to convey the property
R is for Revelry and Relaxing
or not.
Dated this 15th day of June, 2016, at North Hero, VerY is for Why?? Great Strawberry Desserts!
mont.
Location: 197 East Shore North, Grand Isle.
Andre Quintin
Island Center at Knight Point State Park Summer
Chair, North Hero Selectboard, for the board
Summertime
Cheerleader’s Cheer
Make Your Summer Plans
TOWN OF GRAND ISLE
The Town of Grand Isle is looking to fill a vacancy on
the Selectboard with a term expiring March 2017. To qualify you must be a Grand Isle resident and able to meet the
first and third Monday of each month at 7pm and available for the occasional special meeting. If interested please
submit a Letter of Interest at the Grand Isle Town Office
(9 Hyde Road) including your contact information and
why you would like to be considered for the position on
the Grand Isle Selectboard. Any additional information or
documentation you wish to provide is welcome.
The deadline to submit your Letter of Interest is 3:30pm
on Monday, July 11, 2016. The Selecboard plans to review
Letters of Interest at our July 11th meeting and interview
candidates at our July 18th meeting. If you have any questions feel free to contact Selectboard Chair Adam White at
adam.grandisle@gmail.com or (802) 578 – 5219.
Events
July 3- Fireworks Extravaganza and Concert
“Jimmy T And The Cobras” at 6:30. Fireworks at dusk
July 12- Music In The Park: “Mellow Yellow”. Catch
the 60s vibe at 6:30
July 26- Music In The Park: “ Starline Rhythm Boys”.
Swing with the boys at 6:30
August 2- Music In The Park: “ Phil Abair and Friends”.
Rock to your favorites at 6:30
All of the above events are free, BYOB, donations appreciated!
July 8 –August 7 “Hermans Royal Lipizzan Stallions”
In Residence at the Park. Tickets on site. Performances: Fridays, Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 4.
August 21- The 5th Annual Mike Smith Car Show.
Love cars? This event is for you. Information: icar.
knightpoint@gmail.com or 802-372-4174.
Little Bit
of Everything
GOOD SELECTION OF
NEW & USED
FURNITURE!
Sofas $40 & UP
Bureaus $25 & UP
Recliners $50 & UP
6 pc. Sectional Sofa $150
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Send your Grand Isle News, tips, story ideas to
islander@vermontislander.com
Deadline Noon every Saturday
TOWN OFFICE NEWS
The Grand Isle Town Office has discounted tickets
on various attractions. Stop in to see what is offered.
Other services available for your convenience are motor vehicle renewals, land postings,
notarizing, copying, faxing, marriage licenses and
Green Mountain Passports. Payment methods now
include credit and debit cards.
TRANSFER STATION RATE INCREASE
The Grand Isle Transfer Station “out of town”
sticker fees effective immediately are $75. Trash bag rates are increasing on July 1. The new
rates will be: 13-gallon bag, $3; 30-gallon bag, $5;
45-gallon bag, $7.
SELECTBOARD VACANCY
The Town of Grand Isle is looking to fill a vacancy
on the Selectboard with a term expiring March 2017.
For more information, see the legal notice on page
20.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Selectboard Chair Adam White at adam.grandisle@
gmail.com or (802) 578 – 5219.
SELECTBOARD DRAFT MINUTES
6/13/16
Adam White called the meeting to order at 6:07PM.
Board Members Present: Adam White-Chair, Mark
Cobb Sr.-Vice Chair, and AnnaMarie DeMars. Bill Baron was late in arriving.
COMMUNITY MEMBERS PRESENT: Shevonne Travers, David Graham, Fay Chamberlin, Lucille
Campbell, Howard DeMars, Melissa Boutin and Sue
Lawrence. Jeff Martin was late in arriving.
TOWN BOARDS/COMMITTEES UPDATES: Adam
opened the meeting stating this is an opportunity
for Boards and Committees to bring updates to the
Selectboard.
On the Selectboard end Adam announced that
John Lawrence has resigned from the Selectboard
due to health concerns. Selectboard will be looking for someone to fill that vacancy from August to
March. The position will be advertised around Town
in various sources looking at July 11 to be the deadline for people to submit letters of interested.
The Town was successful in purchasing the Poratti
property.
Moving ahead with the Fire Station project, proposed to be between Island Lane Apartments and
the (Highway Dept.) sand pile.
Contracted with Wiemann and Lamphere Architect, Nate Hayward Building and Beurmann Engineering.
Working on building at just over 7,000 square foot
building and is within the budget we have of the
bond that was approved in November 2012.
Looking for a late September, early October (2016)
ground breaking.
Right now we are going through the permitting
process, have already met with Act 250 and the representatives there don’t see any major issues.
Meeting with the DRB on July 6.
Adam thanks Joe Faulstitch for the donation of 16
American flags that were put up along Rt. 2. The
Town also put up one Canadian flag in honor of David Borthwick-Leslie’s many years of service to Grand
Isle.
MARK ON ANNEX UPDATE: Subdividing the Annex property and selling the building plus 1-acre of
land, including the playground and the driveway to
the school for $1.00.
The Town will keep the Yogi ball field (behind the
playground) and continue to use the parking lot.
Doing a property swap with Bill Baron, we are getting enough property to bring our building into compliance. (The Annex is gaining the grass area east of
the building and Bill Baron is gaining the grass area
east of his existing driveway.) Also, included is the
ROW for VEC.
The school will be doing the maintenance (on the
Annex), looking to do updates and to use the upstairs
for more needed office space.
DRB Update: Updates
on the Town By-Laws
were discussed.
Howard DeMars said
he was disappointed
that the Selectboard
hasn’t already approves
the By-Laws.
Mark said this is a legal document and it has
to be correct. There
were a lot of items that
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Alburgh, VT
802-796-4027
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didn’t pertain to anything and need to be corrected.
The Selectboard will review the Town Plan on June
20. Hope to wrap up the review of the Town Plan and
By-Laws shortly. There was a discussion of reviewing
the By-Laws annually.
Recreation Department Update: Shevonne Travers
said the 4th of July is coming up and she asked for
someone to notify the (Catholic) Church for permission to again put the sign on their lawn.
David Graham listed several issues of vandalism at
the Rec Park that went on for several years and how
to deal with them. Cars doing donuts in the parking
lot, Throwing bottles and kicking the boards in at the
old bathhouse. Flags were stolen. The Sheriff was notified and has patrolled the area.
Shevonne Travers said the brush along the road
should be cleaned out to slow vandalism. She asked
if the Town could donate gravel for soggy areas on
the trail. They also plan to use mulch for the trails.
Adam will talk with Brad Sheridan, Road ForEman,
to deliver some stone to the Rec Park.
Shevonne Travers said she put out an ad looking
for a part-time employee to work 10 hours. Three
applied and only one person showed up for the interview. They are hoping to fill the position by Wednesday.
David Graham suggested mowing the area behind
the Town Office in the fall, let the ground freeze,
flood the area, put up lights and have an ice rink.
Maybe the Library could get donated ice skates for
people to use.
MARYCREST BEACH ISSUES: Sheriff has increased
patrols. Reluctant to put up trash barrels or signs
stating “No Bon-Fires”. Suggested painting over “No
Bon-Fires” on the signs that were ordered for the
beach then post them at Marycrest Beach. David
Graham suggested building up the waterside with
rocks for more parking areas. Mark said the Town
should be banking funds each year for future property purchase.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY UPDATE: Fay Chamberlin
said the Historical Society is looking for people to
take over for those who have retired. Three people
alternate as Docusate’s at the Hyde Log Cabin and
the Block School.
Discussed about help putting up the signs.
The iron pipe that holds a sign was struck by the
mower and damaged.
Lucille Campbell did inventory update and rearranged the cabin a little. The Historical Society Committee is concentrating
on increasing membership.
A Japanese Spirea Shrub will be planted at the Log
Cabin, with a plaque in honor of Charlene Southwick
and her many years of service as Dossier at the Hyde
Log Cabin.
Needed are a new flagpole and gravel, windows
need calking, repair board in ramp to cabin and remove day lilies.
Adam will contact the highway department for
gravel and he and Mark will lower the pipe that holds
the small sign.
The next Historical Society meeting will be July 19
at 6:30p.m.
CEMETERY UPDATE: Sue Lawrence said there are
a few more cremation burials to be done and the
cemetery is doing fine.
LISTERS UPDATE: Sue Lawrence said the grievances start for the Listers on June 20. The State has
changes notices for current use
DISCUSSION: There was discussion of the Transfer
Station and cost for trash bags. Bill said we could ask
someone from ANR to come to a Selectboard meeting to discuss (the upcoming) composting law and
our obligations. Melissa Boutin said she would like to
get needle disposal containers for three locations for
responsible disposal of needles, Town Office, Transfer Station and Donaldson Park. She will contact VT
CARES regarding the containers.
Adam closes by reminding everyone that the Selectboard plans to continue holding these Board/
Committee members update meetings on each fifth
Monday of the month. He said otherwise if any issues come up to contact the Selectboard.
Motion to adjourn at 7:45 PM. Seconded, all in favor, motion passes.
Tet Offensive, Nam ’68
Memories of ILT
By John Lake
Life in Nam
was governed by
a number, your
365 number.
In
country
the clock started.
At Long Binh,
that was next
door.
Visualize
a
camp the size
of Manhattan.
The new highway formed the north edge. At least seven hills
stretched away to the south. The second most
easterly was the world’s largest ammo dump,
enough explosives to shake the heavens.
We were next door, the third hill. Our gate
formed a triangle, in which sat several wooden
barracks and oddly enough, a pool. This was the
Induction Center, relocation headquarters for
the incoming and the outgoing soldiers. A million men, with time to kill.
Superstition haunts the battle field, preying
on men’s minds. We knew the Ace of Spades
was the card of death to Vietnamese culture. We
used this in PsyOps, psychological warfare.
But, we too, were superstitious. As your magic number got smaller (365 down to 0) bad luck
happened. Short timers were a jinx, get away
from me.
Send them home, to New York, to Vermont.
To be continued: “How did we ever get there?”
Part 2 of 50, celebrating the Golden Anniversary Tet 68’. This column will be in the third issue
of every month. Part 3 will be in the July 19, 2016
issue, “Qui Nhon and the USNS Upshur”.
The Islander, June 21, 2016 Page 18
-FOR SALE-
-------------------------------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
--------------------------------Aluminum Catamount Truck Cap. 75 1/2” long,
61 1/2” wide. 3 sliding windows, roof rack,
c-clamps. Excellent condition. Asking $250.
802-825-1952
--------------------------------14’ Starcraft Boat, 20 HP, Merc, trailer. Good
lake boat, wide and deep. Comes w/Extras.$1895 obo 802-363-2160 7/5
--------------------------------Boating and fishing gear. Everything for kayaking or canoeing. Paddles, oars, lifejackets, gas
outboards or elect. trolling motors, etc. 802363-2160 7/5
--------------------------------12’ Alum. Boat, nice trailer. 3HP Johnson $950
obo Ex. Condition. 802-363-2160 7/5
--------------------------------Sam’s Barbeque Chicken Dinners to Go with
all the Fixin’s. Saturday, June 25 from 4pm
til gone. at LCPOA Clubhouse in Grand Isle.
Follow signs from Route 2 to East Shore S.
to Ketch Rd., then to Lakeshore Blvd. Rain or
shine. All are welcome. 6/21
--------------------------------DOCKS & LIFTS - Available with User Friendly
Adjustable Screw Legs. Thruflow beige composite dock decking - removable. web: www.
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Open 7 days/wk & by Appointment! 6/21
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Camp in South Hero. 22’x34’ w/ enclosed family room. Furnished, appliances, dishes, turnkey. 1/4 acre deeded lot, 2 great water views.
Trees, flowers, nicely manicured. Water, sewer, lawn included. Pool, golf course, marina,
rec hall, store available at Apple Island Resort
$104,000. Turn-Key move-in. Ray at 802-7354600 for info. 6/21
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12x28 Gibraltar Pool. Very good condition. Includes cleaning acc. $1000 obo. 802-796-3312
-----------------------------Ladies white 26” 10 speed Mohawk BMA certified bike. 802-372-5825 Grand Isle $38
-------------------------------Kayak for sale. Walden Passage 15’ long, 24”
wide, yellow in good condition. Drop skeg, adjustable foot brace system, spray skirt, two
storage hatches, paddle. $400. 802-372-5167
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19.5’ Paceship sloop for sale with trailer +++
extras. $4000. See online @
http://mywebniche.com/Paceship/Mouette/
forSale.html
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2011 Yamaha VStar 650cc Motorcycle with
saddlebags. 1652 miles, excellent condition.
$4,000. 802-796-3346 6/21
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2006 Yamaha VStar 650cc Motorcycle with
saddlebags. 8769 miles, excellent condition.
$2,500. 802-796-3346 6/21
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Water storage tank. 40 gal. Installed only six
months. Like new condition. $700. 802-3729419 6/21
-----------------------------38” riding lawnmower, 13 HP, very good condition. Will Deliver. $450, OBO. Folding loading
ramps, $100. 802-372-3738. 6/21
-EMPLOYMENT-
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Alburg Golf Links is looking for full-time employee, 40hrs/wk., must be 18 years old be
able to lift 50lbs, work weekends and enjoy
working in an outdoor setting. Please contact
us in person at the golf course Alburg Golf
Links, 230 Rt. 129, Alburg VT 6/21
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Come Join Our Crew! Hero’s Welcome is hiring. Part time. Full time. Flexible Hours. A fun
fast pace! Call Carlene 802-372-4161
info@Heroswelcome.com 7/5
-YARD SALES-
--------------------------------ISLE LA MOTTE - Town wide yard sale. June 25
8 to 2. Rain or shine. 6/21
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-WANTED-
------------------------------7 Aluminum combination windows in working
condition (old storm windows). 36-40” wide,
up to 40” high. 802-372-9419 6/21
-FOR RENT-
--------------------------------Camp for Rent. 14 West Shore Rd., Alburgh.
2 bedroom. Kitchen, stove, fridge, bathroom,
shower, living room. Right on lake. Call 802796-3513 6/28
--------------------------------Lakefront Home Available in Grand Isle July
19, 4:00 pm to July 23 - noon, $1,200; July 23,
4:00 pm to July 30, Noon, $2,100. 4 bedrooms,
3 ½ bathrooms, laundry, fully furnished kitchen, Access to 180 ft. lakefront. Call 802-3723712 7/5
Cute cabin located on the East Shore of Grand
Isle. Call for details $300/month. 802-318-2818
-SERVICES-
--------------------------------Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Roofs, Tiles,
Floors, Paint - Inside & Out, Barn Restoration.
House Lifting, Foundation Repair. Insured. Bill
Miller 802-355-0313
6/21
--------------------------------TURNBAUGH ROOFING- Slate, shingle, metal,
rubber. Painting all flashings & metal roofs.
Chimney repair. Free Estimates. Insured. 802372-5781 John BTFN
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patio, decks, etc. super cleaned w/hot water &
biodegradable detergents (Portable Water
Available). Insured & References Available.
Contact Brian at 802-363-4777 or
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--------------------------------ROTOTILLING:$55 an hour, 1 hour minimum
charge. Call Larry Adams 802-372-4288 7/14
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bridal gowns. 30+ years experience. Call 802372-0194 BTFN
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-------------------------------Found at the North Hero State Park: Nissan vehicle key on a chain with car door opener & a
pink “doodad”. Appears to have washed up on
the shore with the waves. Call: 802-372-5356
-AUCTION-
Death Notices
ROBERT KEITH GREENO
ALBURGH- Robert Keith Greeno,
age 71 years, died
Monday
afternoon, June 13 in
The University of
Vermont Medical
Center with loving
family at his side.
Born in St. Albans on August
24, 1945, he was
the son of the late
Alfred and Ruth
(Whiting) Greeno.
He attended the
former St. Mary’s
Parochial School and on December 28, 1963 he married the former Flora Santor who survives him.
For many years Robert worked in wholesale meat
distribution. He later became a meat broker and up
until his death was the owner and operator of B & F
Enterprises.
He was a longtime parishioner of St. Amadeus Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of
Columbus.
He faithfully served his country in the Army National Guard of Connecticut and the Vermont Army
Air Guard receiving his Honorable Discharge on September 7, 1965. He was a member of the American
Legion, Creller Landon Post # 60 in Alburgh.
In addition to his wife Flora of Alburgh, Robert
leaves four sons, Dennis and his wife Sally of Swanton,
Rickey of Alburgh, Tim and wife Melissa of Alburgh
and Albert and wife Jeannie also of Alburgh; grandchildren, Ryan Greeno, Alee Greeno, Heather Greeno
and fiancé, Justin Feeley, James Greeno, Keenan St.
Clair and fiancé, Libby Timmons, Kyle and Felicia St.
Clair, Jessica Pelkey and fiancé Ryan Smart and Justin
Pelkey and fiancé Nicole Young; great grandchildren,
Macy Greeno, Noah Greeno, Kylie Pelkey and Isabelle
Pelkey; siblings, Gary and Diane Greeno of St. Albans,
Michael and Brenda Greeno of Swanton, Billy Greeno and companion Trudy of St. Albans Bay and Anne
and Tim Tatro of St. Albans. Robert also leaves his
business partner and best friend, John McLear and
his companion Joanne of South Carolina as well as
several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Besides his parents Robert was predeceased by
a grandson, Tyler Greeno; father and mother-in-law,
Albert and Lottie Santor; a brother, Allen Greeno and
a sister, Ruthie Ballard.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated
Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 pm from St. Amadeus Roman Catholic Church, 9 North Main Street in Alburgh
Village. Father Thomas D. Nadeau was the celebrant
and homilist. Military Honors followed the liturgy.
Gifts in Robert’s memory may be made in the
form of Masses.
MIRIAM ELIZABETH SANFORD (SANDY) KREBS
POTSDAM/ASHEVILLE- A very special person
came into this world on January 18, 1920. She shared
her love of family, positive attitude, gentle kindness,
amazing energy and zest for life with everyone so
blessed to know her. After 96 years enjoying her
physical world Miriam Sanford “Sandy” Krebs de-
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parted June 14, and on her own terms, she took
her grace and caring to the next level of spiritual wellbeing. She will no doubt arrange for a little
more sunshine for us all.
Her roots and toughness go deep into Vermont;
her great, great, great grandfather came north
through the wilderness and helped settle Cornwall
in the 1780’s. Sometime later her descendants migrated to northern New York. She was born in New
York City and moved with her family back to Potsdam in 1923. She spent her childhood and most of
her adult life in the North Country. Howard Rollin
and Jessie (Clark) Sanford were her parents. She
attended Potsdam Normal School, Potsdam High
School, and Harcum College in Philadelphia. She
returned to Potsdam to continue her education
at the Crane School of Music. She graduated from
the University of Wisconsin in 1943. She married
William (Bill) Krebs in 1942 and they lived in Chicago and San Francisco during the War.
Upon returning again to Potsdam, she raised a
family of four children, loving her role as a wife,
mother and homemaker. As her children left
home, she began a 10 year teaching career and
returned to school to earn a Master’s Degree in
Education from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1968. Never one to idle well, she worked with Amway for
a number of years and then finished her working
career as an extremely successful representative
of Niagara Therapy. She also trained and practiced
reflexology. For many years, she won numerous
national awards and traveled around the world as
a result of her work. She touched countless people with her warmth and generosity. After moving to Asheville in 1995, she immediately became
an active and contributing member of her church
and neighborhood community. She loved twilight
years in the “south” and nurturing two of her
grandchildren, Julia and Miles.
Her family was the greatest source of pride.
She instilled a reverence for the great outdoors in
her children and family; she gardened as a way of
life, picked berries and skied avidly. Sandy mentored her sons in hockey and was her children’s
greatest cheerleader. She orchestrated a multitude of activities at Lake Ozonia in the NY Adirondack Mountains. She was most happy doing for
others, making others feel good and the people
that called Sandy a friend were boundless. She
took immense pleasure in providing care and service to the elderly in need and to many community groups. She was a woman of profound faith,
often sharing her blessings from her church and
her experiences receiving the Holy Spirit. She was
just amazing.
She is predeceased by her husband Bill Krebs,
her brother Bob Sanford and sister Janet Forbes.
She reveled in her life with Bill, not only with their
family, but also in the Lion’s Club and State Magistrates, Scouts, music, church and Niagara Therapy. She is survived by her children and their families: Doug and Margie Krebs of Clancy, Montana
and his children Will Krebs and Robin Tubolino;
Bob and Sally Krebs of South Hero, Vermont and
their daughters Katherine Haywood, Jessie Thomas, and Christine Krebs; Kim and Larry Coleman
of Chesapeake, Virginia and their daughters Jacquelynn Coleman, Melisa Coleman and Rebecca
Coleman; and Candace Krebs and Paul Moberg of
Asheville, North Carolina and their children Julia
Krebs-Moberg and Miles Krebs-Moberg. She has
ten great grandchildren and three great, great
children.
The family is forever grateful to all of her incredibly devoted and loving caretakers who made
her last year special. A service to celebrate her
life was held in the chapel at First Baptist Church
of Asheville, North Carolina at 2:30 pm on Friday,
June 17. Committal will be held with the extended
family in Potsdam on August 6. She will be buried
next to her husband Bill in the Bayside Cemetery
in Potsdam, and a little of her dust will become
airborne at the end of the Midrocks dock at Lake
Ozonia. If it moves you, give generously to those
in need or to your favorite charitable organization.
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