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Proposed Power Project
to Bury Cable Under
OPEN HOUSE 9/14
By: Susan Davis
Last Thursday evening, executives and engineers of Transmission Developers
Inc. (TDI) held an open house meeting in Alburgh to provide area residents with
pertinent information regarding the proposed buried transmission project
Dubbed the New England Clean Power Link, the project will feature a 154-mile
underwater and underground transmission line that will deliver 1,000 megawatts
of clean, lower-cost, hydroelectricity to the Vermont and New England markets.
Donald Jessome, CEO of TDI said that the $1.2 billion line will be privately
funded and will not use taxpayer dollars. “The new power line will tap into the
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Project Manager Josh Bagnato explained the project further. “Two five-inch diameter cables will be
submerged/buried approximately 100 miles along the Lake Champlain shoreline. The balance of the line will
be buried underground in public rights-of-way as it travels to the converter in Ludlow where it will connect
into the VELCO transmission grid.”
When asked if the high voltage direct current (HVDC) cables are safe, Bagnato noted that they are quite
common method of transmitting power and have been used all over the world for over sixty years, including
in the San Francisco Bay, Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
“The cables are equipped with state-of-the-art fault detection equipment that can sense problems and
shut the cable off in a nano-second. Plus, the cables are virtually maintenance free; they are completely solid
and do not contain any liquids or gels,” said Bagnato.
So why is this type of project needed? “The New England marketplace needs fuel source diversity,” said
Jessome. “Right now the fuel mix includes more than 50 percent natural gas generation and with the closure of
several nuclear and coal facilities that demand is going to increase. The Clean Power Link will allow increased
importation of clean hydropower that will benefit the consumer and the electric power grid while it helps
develop other renewable power sources into the grid.”
“And Vermont could save $100 million in the first ten years,” added Bagnato. “It will drive down the average
cost of power across New England, which will drive down the average cost of power to Vermonters.”
The approval process for the project is expected to take up to two years. TDI has already filed for a
Presidential Permit which is required to transport energy across an international boundary.
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The Northern Lights Square Dance Club is having
a dance on Saturday, September 13, from 7:30 to
10 pm, with caller Peter Weidman, Mainstream
and Some Plus Tips. The dance will be held at the
Northeastern Clinton County School (NCCS), 103
Route 276 in Champlain, New York; the entrance is
at the back of school. For more information, call 518236-6919 or 450-247-2521.
In This Issue...
Alburgh News...............................................................Page 4
New York News...........................................................Page 5
South Hero News.........................................................Page 6
North Hero News.........................................................Page 10
Calendar of Events.....................................................Page 12
Isle La Motte.................................................................Page 12
Legal Notices...............................................................Page 13
Dicker Dens..............................................................Page 14-15
Grand Isle News..........................................................Page 15
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Grand Isle County seniors are invited to join their friends and neighbors
at The Neighbors community meals program, located at the South Hero
Congregational Church, or on a CIDER excursion or shopping trip. The CIDER
wheelchair-accessible vans are a safe and convenient way for Grand Isle
County seniors and persons with disabilities to travel. CIDER provides much
more than just medical transportation. Seating is limited and reservations
may be made by calling CIDER at 802-372-6425. Cost is by donation only.
Friday, September 5- Special Haddock lunch at The Neighbors with
van from Alburgh available; Friday, September 12- A picnic for seniors at
Camp Ingalls, North Hero starts at Noon, RSVP by September 10; Saturday,
September 20- Lunch at Best Friends Family Diner in Rouses Point and a
visit to the Isle La Motte Historical Society Museum, blacksmith shop, and
Frances Ford Cabin; Friday, September 26- Bob’s Fall Mystery Trip; Monday,
September 29- Flu Shot Clinic at South Hero Congregational Church from
9:30 to 11:30 am; there will be shopping and appointment trips to Saint
Albans on Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Volunteer drivers are needed! For more information, call 802-372-6425.
at The Neighbors in September
Reservations for September can be made, and are most appreciated,
by calling The Neighbors Community Meals Program, serving elders and
persons with disabilities, at 802-372-4642 on Monday, Wednesday or
Friday mornings between 8 and 11 am or CIDER at 802-372-6425, Monday
through Friday between 8 am and 4:30 pm. Meals are served at Noon,
unless otherwise noted, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the
South Hero Congregational Church. Home-delivered meals for eligible
individuals are available Monday through Friday south of the drawbridge,
and currently, on Tuesdays and Thursdays north of the drawbridge.
Wheelchair-accessible transportation is available at no cost. A donation of
$4 is requested, $3.50 for home-delivered meals. All meals include bread,
dessert, juice and a choice of milk, coffee or tea, and are salt-free according
to Champlain Valley Agency on Aging nutrition standards.
The menu for September includes: Tuesday, September 2- sweet and
sour stew, egg noodles, red cabbage, pickled beets; Wednesday, September
3- veggie lasagna, fresh fruit, garlic bread; Thursday, September 4- turkey
and biscuits, squash, peas, cranberry sauce; Friday, September 5- haddock,
potato salad, tomatoes and cukes with van from Alburgh available; Monday, September 8- hamburg,
gravy, mashed potatoes, yellow beans, egg bread; Tuesday, September 9- ham loaf, sweet potatoes,
lima beans, jell-o salad; Wednesday, September 10- chili, rice, coleslaw, corn bread; Thursday,
September 11- vegetable macaroni and cheese, beets, celery and carrot sticks; Friday, September
12- salmon wild rice casserole, tossed salad, jell-o; Monday, September 15- fish sticks, roast potatoes,
beets, cottage cheese; Tuesday, September 16- hot dog and bean casserole, broccoli, coleslaw;
Wednesday, September 17- beef stew, broccoli salad; Thursday, September 18- pot roasted chicken,
stuffing, carrots, apple sauce; Friday, September 19- shepherd’s pie, tossed salad; Monday, September
22- mac n cheese, sliced ham, squash; Tuesday, September 23- cranberry chicken, potatoes, corn,
fresh fruit; Wednesday, September 24- corn chowder, egg salad sandwich; Thursday, September 25meat lasagna, green beans, mixed vegetables, cucumber salad; Friday, September 26- spaghetti and
meatballs, tossed salad, fresh fruit; Monday, September 29- pizza pasta, garden veggies; Tuesday,
September 30- hamburgers, french fries, mixed veggies.
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Trains Six New Mentors
The Grand Isle County Mentoring Program currently has over forty students matched in the Grand
Isle Schools with community mentors. Six new mentors have just completed training and will be
matched in the near future. Another mentor training is planned for September.
Grand Isle County 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. Children from all five island schools are involved in the program and
range from grades K to 8. Now is the time to think about young people in our community who
could benefit from an additional relationship with a caring adult. Every child who wants a mentor
should have one! Mentoring has proven results for both the children and adults who care enough to
make the commitment of just one hour a week. Young people who have a mentor are more likely to
stay in school and go on to college, raise their life aspirations, stay away from drugs, seek teachers’
trust, help others and avoid fights and other violent behavior. A mentor is more likely to increase
his or her appreciation for diversity, feel more productive at work, and develop core leadership and
communication skills, and feel good for having positively influenced another life. Mentoring doesn’t
require an expert; it only requires your time. “Make a difference in a youth’s life; be a mentor.”
For more information, contact Karen Browning or Leslie ward, coordinators at 372-5239 or email
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Lisa Arnold . 802-796-3325
• [email protected] •
I hope this September brings bright warm
days, crisp apples and beautifully turning
leaves. My heart is heavy to welcome it, but
it really is one of my favorite months of the
year! FOURTH ANNUAL CROCK-POT
Mark your calendars for another Crock-pot
Cook-off Dinner. It will be held on Saturday,
September 6, from 5 to 7 pm, in the Parish
Center on North Main Street. Tickets are $8
for adults and $4 for children under twelve.
Come be a part of the fun, either as a
diner, chef or both! Enjoy five categories of
delights, and vote for your favorite entries.
GIRL SCOUT REGISTRATION
Please consider signing up your daughter
for an amazing year of scouting. Registration
and information regarding the program will
be available on Monday, September 8, from
3 to 6 pm in the Alburgh School Cafeteria.
Parents and girls are encouraged to attend. CORRECTED NCCS BUS ROUTE
The updated bus route for NCCS is as
follows: At 7:55 am, the bus will stop at
Route 78 and East Alburgh Road and then,
go right at Springs Road; 7:59- Stop at blue
silo after railroad tracks, left at Greenwoods
Road; 8:00- Stop at 12, stop at 67; 8:04- 100
Greenwoods Road; 8:10- Stop at Boatsmith,
left at Route 129; Stop at 18; 8:19- Stop at
Deer Run Road, right at Truck Route; 8:24Stop at 106; 8:26- Stop at intersection of
Truck Route and Route 2, left at Route 2;
8:27- Stop at 212; 8:29- Stop at intersection
of Route 2 and Winters Lane; 8:30- Stop
at intersection of Route 2 and Jarvis Lane;
8:31- Stop at intersection of Route 2 and
Vantine Avenue; 8:32- Stop at intersection of
Route 2 and North Champlain Street, right at
Border Road; 8:35- Stop at 65.
Students will arrive at school between
8:50 and 8:55 am. They need to be back to
the bus for 3:15 pm, and drop-offs will be
done in the reverse order of the morning
There will be a Pre-School Orientation for
the Tuesday, Thursday program students
on Tuesday, September 2. The first day
for this group will be Thursday, September
4. The Monday, Wednesday and Friday
program students’ orientation will take place
on Wednesday, September 3, with their first
day being Friday, September 5. Orientation
on both days will be from 9 until 10:30
am. Preschool hours are 8 to 11:30 am for
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7:30 to
12:30 for the Tuesday, Thursday group.
Starting Tuesday, September 2, all K to
8 students will have the regular schedule of
7:45 am to 2:50 pm. Please note new times.
Busses and walking students arrive at
7:30. Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 7:45.
Homerooms begin at 7:50 am, and school
dismissal begins at 2:50. Any child arriving
after 7:50 am must go the office before
joining their class. Tardy students should
have a written excuse signed by a parent.
Any child leaving school before 2:50 must be
signed out at the School Office.
Our Open House will be held on Thursday,
September 11 from 6 to 7 pm. On this night,
you will be given an opportunity to visit your
child’s classroom and meet their teacher(s).
The School Office is open from 7:30
am to 3:30 pm. The answering machine is
automatically on after hours for messages or
to reach other staff members by voicemail.
Please feel free to call 796-3573 if you have
any questions or concerns. We remind you
also to please call the school if your child
is going to be absent. Leaving a message
on the answering machine before 7:30 is
PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
By: Gina Lewis, Library Director
CALLING ALL PIE MAKERS: Saturday,
September 13 is the libraries Annual Book
and Pie Sale. Any donations of pies would
be greatly appreciated! There is a sign-up
sheet at the Library circulation desk or feel
All you eat Pancake
Breakfast ( 8-11)
Working Man Band 8:00 - Midnight
free to call the Library at 796-6077.
FOR THE KIDS: Storytime is every
Tuesday morning at 10:30. Bring your
child to listen to a story, do crafts and have
snacks. This program is recommended for
HANDCRAFTERS MEET: From knitting
to needlework, all handcrafters are welcome!
Come enjoy a quiet, laidback environment
with a wonderful group of individuals to work
on your latest project. Handcrafters will meet
every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 pm.
LIBRARY OPEN: The Library is located
at 16 South Main Street in Alburgh, and it is
open six days a week: Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday- 1 to 6 pm, Tuesday- 9
am to 5 pm and Saturday- 10 am to 1 pm.
WI-FI is available inside and outside the
Islands Energy and
On Wednesday, September 3, visit the
Islands Energy and Environmental Fair at the
Champlain Islands Farmers’ Market at Saint Rose
of Lima Church, South Hero between 3 and 6
pm, and meet vendors discussing geothermal
heating, wind and solar power generation and
efficient building methods! Learn about land
conservation, protecting water quality in Lake
Champlain, the new lake shore regulations,
invasive species, recycling, hazardous waste
disposal, climate change policy and more.
They will be collecting used CFL bulbs and
used batteries, plus giving away new CFL bulbs.
Find out how to save on your energy costs and
protect the environment through recycling,
shoreline protection, and more!
Mary Racicot . 518-297-6138
• [email protected] •
The Champlain Valley Quilter’s Guild has
had a busy year doing what they do best, that is
making quilts and other items for those in need.
The children have been busy with projects as
well. Known as The Cupcake Kids Sewing Circle,
they have been in full swing since the first of July
and it is amazing at how much these youngsters
have already accomplished.
The main goal for the summer is to finish
quilts for four children in Nicaragua. This past
spring, News Editor Suzanne Moore published
an article about Xochitl, Jard, Sara and Melvin,
pictured outside their new home shelter in a
remote barrio of Nicaragua.
This family had previously lived in a crude
shelter made of branches covered with scraps of
tin, plastic and empty rice bags.
Once the children saw a picture of the family
and heard the story, they responded quickly and
were ready to roll. Within three weeks, one quilt
was completed and four or five are in progress.
The “kids” decided that four of the quilts will go
to the family in need and the others will go to our
local Foster Care Program.
Placemats have also been crafted which
are being donated to the Franklin County Food
Shelf. The food shelf needs forty mats, so the
children’s creations are being added to the
generous supply already donated by the Guild
Abby and Olivia, Velma’s granddaughters
entered their quilts in this year’s Vermont Quilt
Festival and each brought home a brand new
Janome sewing machine. Congratulations to the
Cupcake Kids Sewing Circle.
It is the goal of the Guild to have the children
learn how important community service is, but it
is also all right to make items for themselves.
After seeing adorable soft cuddly animals
made by Hudson and Alexa, Lorene’s
grandchildren, they all want one. Elise and
Remi have already made theirs and the group
will make them as well, leaving each child with a
keepsake from their sewing experience.
The group made a field trip to Pam Damour’s
studio and learned how to construct a small bag
with a zipper.
The children will begin meeting in September
on the first and third Saturdays of the month.
Each child must belong to the Guild and have a
mentor in order to participate.
Several events are planned this week in
commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh
2014 celebration. Battling in Plattsburgh,
original musical, will be performed on Thursday,
September 4, and Friday, September 5, from
7 to 9 pm at Hartman Theater, Myer’s Fine
Arts building at SUNY-Plattsburgh, Saturday,
September 6, memorial ceremony and dedication
at Dewey’s Tavern, intersection of Route 276
and Prospect Hill Road, Champlain from 10 to
11 am. From 1 to 2 pm, there will be a Culver
Hill memorial ceremony and re-dedication of
Culver Hill Historic Park, in Beekmantown, State
Route. 22, 2 miles north of intersection of Route
374. From 3 to 4 pm, Halsey’s Corners memorial
ceremony, corner of Halsey Court and Boynton
Avenue, Plattsburgh, 5 to 9 pm British Invasion
Dinner at the American Legion Post 20, Quarry
There will be cocktails
at 5, dinner at 6 and live
music after dinner.
September 7, Battling
performed at Hartman
Theater, Meyer’s fine
Arts building, SUNYPlattsburgh, from 7 to
9 pm. There will be a
Towne Meeting concert,
at Stafford Theater,
September 8, from 7 to
9 pm. Bluegrass Gospel
Project concert, at Glitz
Hall, Beekman Street,
S U N Y- P l a t t s b u r g h ,
Hawkins Band concert,
Hawkins Hall, Beekman
Exhibit will be on
display at the City Hall
Place, Plattsburgh from
9 am to 5 pm.
activities will continue
until Sunday, September
14 so more information
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will be forthcoming. Events to enjoy is the 1814
encampment, 1814 Naval Re-enactments, an
original play, Israel Green Tavern, Fireworks,
concerts, cannonball run, lectures, kids games,
children re-living history junior encampment,
memorials at Crab Island, and Riverside
Cemetery, food concessions, and parade.
2014 admission buttons and t-shirts are
available for $15 at the following locations:
North Country Co-op, Corner Stone Bookshop,
Battle of Plattsburgh/War of 1812 Museum,
Kent Delord House, Aubuchon Hardware, Rulf’s
Orchard, Chamber of Commerce, Studley
Printing, KeyBanks at Plattsburgh, Champlain
and Skyway Shopping Area.
The button admits the bearer to all events
except Cannonball Run and the Children’s OldTime Village Fair horseback rides. Children
eighteen and younger are free.
MOLLY ROUSH WINS FUN RUN/WALK
Congratulations to Molly Roush of Rouses
Point on coming in first in the fun run/walk held
during the Village of Champlain festivities last
weekend. Molly had a time of 23.17. Coming
in second was Tom Ducatte, 23.20, Matt
LaFontaine, 26.02, Joseph Ashline, 26:31;
Cheryl Seymour, 26.51; Mike LaFontaine, 27.07;
Brigitte Lussier, 28.50; Miranda Oshier, 30.03;
David Sousa, 30.45.
Tim Miller, Myranda Miller, Stephanie Guay,
Jay Frank, Patrick Leibach, Karen Peets, Bobbi
Reeves, Nicci Molinski, John Clarke, Rosanne
Merrill, Ephraim Merrill, Tricia Wrye, Maria Wrye,
Christine Oshier, Mary Sanchez, Angel Sanchez,
Isaac Merrill, Scott Wrye, James Molinski, and
Natalie Wrye all finished the race. Thirty people
participated in this event.
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The schedule for this week includes: Thursday
and Friday, September 4 and 5- a pre-season
tournament soccer game from NCCS or Chazy,
Overdrive at the Champlain Telephone Company
Customer Appreciation Day, Saturday and
Sunday, September 6 and 7- Talking Business
with Joey Trombley, Mooers Labor Day Parade,
Our Little Corner with Gordie Little at the C.V.
Antique Tractor Show, Monday and Tuesday,
September 8 and 9- two pre-season soccer
tournament games from NCCS or Chazy.
I hope everyone had a great Labor Day
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Mary S. Harwood . 802-372-4127
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LOCAL MOTION NEWS
Be the 10,000th rider of the Bike Ferry! With
daily service all summer long, Local Motion is
close to reaching this mark. Note that daily ferry
service ends after Labor Day and that the ferry
will then run on weekends and holidays through
Columbus Day in October, 10 am to 6 pm. Day
passes for adults are $8, $6 for members, youth:
$5, $4 for members, age six and under are free.
MAJOR KIRBY HONORED
Major David B. Kirby, son of Marion Leakey
of South Hero, recently retired from the Civil Air
Patrol – US Air Force with Decoration ceremony.
Major Kirby enlisted in the Air Force in 1988 and
graduated from the US Air Force Academy in
1994. In addition to this bachelor’s degree, he
also earned a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical
Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
He started his career as a C-130 navigator
in Japan in 1995 and joined the CAP-USAF in
2005 as Director of Training for the South East
Liaison Region. After this he became Inspector
General at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.
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He also served in Afghanistan and Iran. His
military awards and decorations include the
Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf
Cluster, Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters,
Aerial Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf
Clusters, and the Air Force Commendation
Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster.
TOWN SEEKING TO FILL VOLUNTEER
The Town of South Hero, Vermont is looking
for applications for three available positions on
the Town’s Zoning Board of Adjustment and
one available position on the Town’s Recreation
Commission. To qualify you are required to be a
South Hero resident. The term lengths are three
years. Please see the notice in the legal section
for more information.
The South Hero Zoning Board of Adjustment
and Planning Commission will hold a Public
Hearing at 7 pm, on Wednesday September
3 at the Town Office, to act a conditional use
and site plan brought by Pest Pro, Inc., c/o Jon
Quackenbush. Landowners Robert and Linda
Livingston seek to convert an existing singlefamily dwelling to professional services office at
238 US Route 2.
The South Hero Planning Commission will
hold a Public Hearing at 7 pm on Wednesday,
September 17, at the Town Office, to act on a
final subdivision review brought by landowner
Cecile Bergeron, who seeks to create one new
lot with remaining land at 493 US Route 2.
SELECT BOARD NOTES
From the August 25 meeting: VELCO will work
on the lines and poles west of South St. during
the winter and asked to use the Roy Marsh Trail
for access. Since Fish and Wildlife owns the trail,
State permission is needed.
Rick Bellows of John Stark Rd. said that the
revised painting on Route 2 makes it unsafe to
turn onto and off of the road. Chairman Chris
Herrick wrote a letter to Senator Mazza to ask
him to get involved with VTrans to review the
revised painting. Should any changes be made,
VTrans will be asked to hold a public hearing on
Sandy Gregg said that the “STOP” sign at
Kibbe Farm Rd. onto Kibbe Point Rd. is faded
and illegible. Anne Zolotas will ask the road dept.
to change it. Also, there is a matching grant
available from the Historic Preservation that may
help pay for some work on the Old White Meeting
House. Possible funding will be discussed at a
Martin Lavin advised the Town that he is
cancelling the offer to sell the 100 acre property
to the Town. He will instead offer to sell the Town
30 acres with 4000 gallons of septic capacity.
He intends to keep 70 acres. This matter will
be discussed at the next meeting and how to
proceed will have to be decided.
James Montani discussed the 2013 planning
and zoning decisions that state that the owners
of Keeler Bay Campground and Marina put up a
fence or shrub barrier to screen noise and sight.
There is a dispute where this barrier should be
located. It is not really a Selectboard matter and
he should try to resolve the issue.
A motion was approved to set the tax rates
at $0.2784 municipal, $1.3753 Homestead and
The “Welcome to South Hero” sign will have
to be moved off the Fish and Wildlife property
should a decision to re-route Featherbed Lane
occur. Since the sign was put up by the defunct
local Rotary Club, the ownership of the sign
needs to be determined before any decision of
where to put it happens.
There will be positions open for the Zoning
Board of Adjustment and the Recreation
Commission. These will be advertised.
FOLSOM PROJECT UPDATE
The Folsom building project has made an
incredible improvement to our school. Since
the project will not be finished until the end of
September, work will be coordinated so that it
does not interfere with the school day.
The rear portion of the classroom section of
the building has the siding complete and they
have been working on the front portion of the
classroom section. The remaining classroom
portion of the building will only be sided after
school hours. The gymnasium section of the
building will be fenced off as a construction site
area and will be worked on throughout the school
day. The school has taken into consideration the
safety and fire code requirements and have a
well-constructed plan to make sure safety comes
Watch for a celebration and open house
following the completion of the project.
ISLANDS SOCCER NEW START DATE
The Islands Youth Soccer originally scheduled
to start on September 6 will be starting Saturday,
September 13. Pre-K, Kindergarten: 8:30 am.
1st/2nd grade: 9:30 am. 3rd/4th grade: 10:45.
There will also be a mid-week skills session for
1/2 and 3/4-- day and time to be announced.
Please bring registration forms and payment with
you and arrive approximately 15 minutes prior
to your child’s practice time. Registration forms
are available at Folsom Educational Center,
Champlain Islands Parent Child Center and on
the South Hero Rec. Committee website. Please
email or call with questions, [email protected]
APPLE ISLAND GOLF
Our ladies had a beautiful day and the golf
was outstanding. The winners of the day go to:
Joy Anderson, Bobi Johnston, Marlene Bedell,
Donna Collette. Closest to the hole goes to Mary
Bernadina at 5’3”. Note: As of August 28, ladies
will tee off at 9 am.
We had a Hole in One on Sunday August 24th
on hole # 9 by Steve Nedde. Congratulations
Also recently, on a beautiful August day, the
ladies heated up and played wonderful golf. Our
winners for the day were: Mary White, Diane
Dufresne, Anne Newman, Audrey Coughlan.
Closest to the Pin winner is Kelly Cota at 22’10”.
Friday night scramble is open to everyone.
Join the fun at 6 pm on Friday. There is only a
$10 green fee for non-members for nine holes
COUNTY CHORUS START-UP
Join your friends and neighbors in the Grand
Isle County Chorus. Enthusiastic singers of
all ages welcome, especially men! The first
rehearsal will be Monday, September 8 from 7
to 8:30 pm. The Chorus rehearses each Monday
night until their spectacular holiday presentation
in mid-December. Since the Grand Isle Methodist
Church is still recovering from the unfortunate
fire they had last spring, they will rehearse at the
Congregational Church in South Hero. For more
information and to sign-up, so they can prepare
your music, contact Mary Jane Wirsing at 802372-5415 or email [email protected]
KID’S DAY AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET
The last Kids’ Days at the Farmer’s Market will
be held on September 13. All kids are welcome,
and it is free to participate! If you would like to
learn more, or sign up, please contact Denise
Boutin at 372-3291.
UPCOMING HISTORICAL SOCIETY
September 5, at 7 pm at Folsom, the SHHS
presents a program on Iodine Springs Restaurant
from 1930s to 1970s, run by Edna and Noel
Viens. Sons Larry and Rob who grew up there
will have stories of where the spring was, where
they used to play, plus where it is today! The
story of the original Fried Chicken recipe will be
revealed by Edna herself.
October 3, 7 pm at Folsom, come to the
SHHS Second Annual Meeting. The nominating
committee will nominate members for vice
president and secretary. Please let us know if you
would like to be on the nominating committee.
We will also have a program on the Five Original
South Hero One-Room Schoolhouses by Charlie
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Take a Seat in the Islands Auction
a Great Success
Take a Seat in the Islands, the fourth annual community art project with benches painted by local
artists, held a live auction on Friday, August 15 at the North Hero Community Hall. Nineteen one-of-akind benches went to good homes, and a 20th bench was raffled off. Jamie Polli of gameshowsvt.com
was the entertaining auctioneer, who led the fast-paced bidding. Proceeds from the auction went to
each individual artist and to the VNA programs in the Champlain Islands. Communications Director Ann
Irwin talked briefly about the programs the VNA offers, and who they serve. She then won the raffle, and
took home a lovely small bench painted by Paula Bradley!
It takes many people
to produce a yearlong program like Take
a Seat in the Islands.
Presented by the Lake
Chamber of Commerce
and sponsored by KOOL
105, Take a Seat benches
were sponsored by Sam’s
Wood Furniture. Auction
Morway’s Moving and
d’oeuvres. The Islander
The bench sponsors were: A&B Beverage, Allenholm Farm, Bauer Gravel Farnham, Camp Abnaki,
Grand Isle Art Works, Green Frog Gifts, Hackett’s Orchard, Hero’s Welcome General Store, Kinney
Insurance Company, Lake Champlain Transportation, Mazza’s Store, Merchants Bank, Northwestern
Medical Center, North Country Federal Credit Union, North Hero House Inn & Restaurant, Preservation
Trust of Vermont, Shore Acres Inn & Restaurant and Snow Farm Winery.
Vermont artists whose benches were on display include: Haley Bishop, Paula Bradley, Heidi
Chamberlain, Alyson Chase, Cathy Croteau, Laurie Darling, Linda Effel, Jessica Goerold, Maurie Harrington,
Nicole Mandeville, Karen McCloud, Daniel Pettullo, Suzie Quinn, Kevin Ruelle, Elaine Sarkisian, Suzanne
Sauve, Amanda Schirmer, Judy Tiplady and Kay Webb.
Last of all, thanks go to the hard-working committee: Pam Allen, Lori Antell, Paula Bradley and Sherri
Potvin with advice from Maurie Harrington. Thanks to everyone who participated, attended, viewed and
bought the benches!
Complete Line of Groceries
USDA Choice Meats
Fresh Lobster & Seafood
Hot Grilled Paninis
Sandwiches Made to Order
& Desserts Baked Daily
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
$.05 off Gas
Wine & Beer
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“Tim the (now RETIRED!) Carpenter”
taking a few small jobs; hang a door,
fix a window, repair cabinets,
partitions, closets & such.
928-3047 [email protected]
St. Joseph’s Church
Hall in Grand Isle
every Thursday at
with Early Birds
starting at 6:15p.m.
Silver by Tish
SILVER & GOLD JEWELRY
Open Monday - Sunday 10-5
Or by Chance.
11 South Street, South Hero VT 05486
802-372-5527 [email protected]
Lorinda A. Henry . 802-893-7036
• [email protected] •
Public Works is continuing maintenance on
gravel roads, pothole patching, leak detection
in the water system, field maintenance and
roadside mowing. We are pleased to announce
that Public Works Supervisor Dustin Keelty has
been recognized by the Vermont Local Roads
Association as a Roads Scholar! If you see a
problem or area that needs service, you may
request service online at http://request.miltonvt.
org/request.html or you can call 893-6030
between 8 am and 5 pm.
There is a new phone system for the schools. The new General Phone Number is 802-893-5400
Once you dial this number, please listen to the
prompt to make your selection: Dial 1- Milton
Elementary School, 2- Milton Middle School,
3- Milton High School, 4- District Office or 5Student Registration. Within those options, you
will be able to reach the staff member or office
you need to contact.
BATTLE OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN
On Wednesday, September 3, the Milton
Historical Society will present a program on the
Battle of Lake Champlain to coincide with the
200th anniversary of that engagement. Please
join us as Colonel David Fitz-Enz, retired,
shares the story of this battle from the War of
This is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities
Council, and it will be held at the Milton Historical
Society at 13 School Street; the program will
begin at 7 pm. For more information, call 802363-2598 or email [email protected]
Save the date! The eighth annual Milton
Activities Fair is set for Tuesday, September 9
from 6 to 8 pm.
The Milton Community Youth Coalition
(MCYC), along with the Milton Town School
District, are proud to bring the annual Milton
Community Activities Fair to the community every
September. The fair offers one-stop-shopping
for families and community members to learn
about and/or sign up for the many opportunities
offered in Milton, including: sports, recreation,
clubs and services. Last year, the Activities Fair
featured over 47 non-profit groups and drew
approximately 600 attendees! This exciting,
community-wide event helps make busy lives
easier for families and organizations alike and
also provides a venue for non-profit groups to
network and collaborate with each other.
The Milton Activities Fair will include select
for-profit businesses, as well as, communitywide sports, recreation, clubs, and services. For
more information or to sign up for a booth, visit
www.miltonyouth.org/activities or call 893-1009.
PLEASE HELP WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES
The Milton Family Community Center
is once again collecting school supplies to
distribute among children whose families need
assistance. Needed items include backpacks,
binders, notebooks, paper, dividers, pencils,
rulers, crayons, flash drives, scissors, glue
sticks, tape, dry erase markers and index cards.
This is a great project for the whole family-kids can enjoy choosing things for other kids.
Donations are accepted at Kinney’s and at the
MFCC offices at 23 Villemaire Lane. Let’s give
every child a chance to succeed.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NEEDS
Dick Shasteen is looking for volunteers for
Habitat’s Restore and Shelburne Construction
Green Mountain Habitat’s ReStore on Route
2A/Essex Road in Williston needs volunteers to
work in its thrift store which sells donated new
or gently used furniture, appliances, lighting,
building supplies and much more. Sales
generate funds to build more Green Mountain
Habitat homes in Chittenden County. Volunteers
are needed to help sort and price items, help
customers and arrange the merchandise. To
volunteer, please call Jonathon at 802-8575296. Also, volunteers are needed to help build
the first of two duplexes at Harrington Village
in Shelburne from now through October. The
need is for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Whether you’ve volunteered before, are handy
with home projects or have never swung a
hammer, they would greatly appreciate your
help. To sign up through the website, go to www.
Food Shelf Moves
to North Hero
The Champlain Islands Food Shelf is now
located in the lower level of the North Hero
United Methodist Church. The operating hours
will be the same as usual, from 1 until 4 pm.
The manager of the Food Shelf, Judy Ayers,
would like patrons to know that the type of
food and the amount of food available at this
time will continue to be limited. Also, frozen and
refrigerated foods are not available quite yet.
The Food Shelf appreciates the generosity
of the North Hero Methodist Church members
for giving the nod to this relocation. As soon as
the basement area of the Grand Isle Methodist
Church is repaired and refurbished, the Food
Shelf will return to its regular location. Those
with questions or concerns are urged to call Judy
Ayers at 802-372-8404.
The entrance to the Food Shelf is on the
lower level at the back of the Church. Drive up
the courthouse driveway and turn left. You will
see the open door on the back of the Church.
Also, they do not have room for boxes at this
time, so, all patrons musts bring a tote bag or
two for their food allocation.
Youth Island Soccer
Program Starts Soon
The Islands Youth Soccer Program will run
for six weeks this year, and registration will
be held on Saturday, September 13 at Folsom
Educational Center in South Hero. Saturday
Sessions schedule is: Pre-K to K- 8:30 to 9:15
am, 1/2- 9:30 to 10:30, 3/4- 10:45 to Noon. A
weeknight skills session will be held for grades 1
to 4-- day, time and location to be determined.
You can pick up your form at your school, or
email [email protected], to have one
sent to you. They ask that you arrive 15 minutes
prior to your start time on September 13 for
registration. If you cannot make it that day, let
them know so that they can get t-shirt sizes.
For more information, email Julie Dickie at
[email protected] or call 802-598-6533
or contact Apryl Cunningham at 802-343-2740.
Local Big Game
Reporting Stations for
Hunters who take a bear, deer, turkey, or
moose during the Vermont hunting seasons must
bring the animal within 48 hours to the nearest
game warden or to a Vermont Fish & Wildlife
reporting station. Below is a list of wardens and
reporting stations in this area for 2014. The list
also appears on Fish & Wildlife’s website: www.
For Grand Isle County: State WardensRobert Currier, Colchester at 802-497-2136;
Matthew Thiel, Highgate- 802-868-6257; Deputy
Wardens- Benjamin Rooks, Grand Isle- 802-5780580; Reporting Stations- A&B Beverage, Inc.,
Grand Isle- 802-372-4531; Alburg Village Store,
Allburg- 802-796-3545 and Isle La Motte Town
Clerk, Isle LaMotte- 802-928-3434.
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Concerts in the Vineyard
Thursday, September 4 6:00-8:00
Free Concert • Picnicking at 5
Wine & Beer for Sale
No Outside Alcohol Permitted
Pizza Papillo is available
Island Beverage Food Truck
190 W. Shore Rd. South Hero, VT
Pan's South Hero
Open 7 Days
bus day trip to
akwesasne mohawk casino
4445 Main St., Isle La Motte, VT
802-928-3091 • www.hallhomeplace.com
Our Fall Schedule will change after Labor Day! The Café and Tasting Hall will be open
Friday through Monday starting 9/5.
Café hours 7:30 – 2:30 Friday & Monday, 8:30 – 2:30 Sat & Sun. SUNDAY IS APPLE PIZZA DAY!
Tasting Hall Hours 11:00 – 4:00 Friday through Monday.
Check us on Facebook for specials and events
Early Pioneer Hunting and Crafts
Discussion in Grand Isle
At 7 pm on Tuesday, September 9, there will be a presentation on Apple
Face Dolls, an early pioneer craft, by Patsy Griswold Robinson of South Hero.
The event will be at the historic yellow one-room schoolhouse on the Hyde
Log Cabin property next to the Grand Isle Elementary School. Dan Gamelin,
assistant docent at the Hyde Log Cabin will also be present to discuss early
pioneer hunting and his homemade rifle and turkey calls. Docent Charlene
Southwick may also be present to discuss the role of women in the Jedediah
Hyde, Jr. era. After the program, home-baked refreshments will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Grand Isle Historical Society, free, everyone
is welcome and it is handicap accessible. For more information, contact Fay
Chamberlin at 802-372-8339 or [email protected]
hogansburg, new york
Monday, October 6th • $35 per person
FREE EXTRAS including:
$15 free slot play • $10 buffet coupon
Free Coffee & Donuts • Bottled Water
bus departs: 7:00 am.
Meet at Milton Park & Ride off
I89 Exit 17 between 6:45 - 7:00
Depart Casino at 4:30pm
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A Gift, Card, & Souvenir Shop
Located in Alburgh Village
Explore our FREE Civil War Museum
SOLDIERS & CITIZENS
Open daily 10-5 Sun. & Wed. by chance.
Visit our VT History and Geology Room
Look for the Red Welcome Wagon
New England Via Vermont
Repair Shop LLC
Parts Plus Car Care Center
79 Allen Road
Grand Isle, VT
Roger & Rosemary Rabideau
FULLY INSURED & CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS
Laundry & Dry Cleaning
111 River Street, Rt. 7, Milton
Monday - Friday 8-5 Saturday: 9-Noon Sunday: by Appt
Wash • Dry • Fold Services
Open 24 Hrs • 365 Days
The Islands Favorite
Laundry for 20 Years!
Courtney A. Schaetz
• [email protected] •
Voters approved both articles at the primary
election. “Shall the Town of North Hero vote to
treat itself as a “rural town” so all town plan and
zoning bylaw amendments will be voted on by
a public vote by Australian Ballot?” passed by
a wide margin: 171 to 29. The Town seemed
slightly more divided on “Shall North Hero adopt
the zoning bylaw amendments proposed by the
Planning Commission and Select Board on June
2, 2014?” but it passed with 93 yes to 85 no.
As far as local contested races went, Krebs
came out ahead of Mitzi for State Representative:
86 to 83; Assistant Judge went to Sherri Potvin
over John Lawrence: 94 to 64; State’s AttorneyDoug Disabito over David Miller: 80 to 45; for
Sheriff, Ray Allen beat Bob Pearl: 103 to 23.
Thanks to everyone who got out to vote
and fulfilled their civic duty—you have officially
renewed your license to complain about politics.
Have you ever wanted to try kayaking? The
North Hero Rec Committee is sponsoring kayak
meet-ups open to anyone who would like to try
kayaking. They have the equipment and are
happy to give you some simple tips to get you
started. This week, they will meet at the North
Hero State Park, North Beach, on Saturday,
September 6 at 3:30 pm, weather permitting.
Email [email protected] to reserve a boat,
paddle and PFD. For more information, call John
Skutel at 802-370-1760.
WHAT’S UP IN NORTH HERO?
Do you have something you would like to
share with your North Hero neighbors? I am
always looking for your input on what appears
in this column; please send your stories, events
and ideas to [email protected]
By: Joe Resteghini, Principal
The first week was a flurry of activity, energy,
and excitement. The past two days have
been filled with icebreaker games, classroom
agreements, and the beginning stages of early
Your classroom teachers and school staff
members spent two invaluable days working on
projects that will take us toward the horizon. Our
theme for the year has been established and you
can begin to look for golden delicious apples-as a positive acknowledgement for making good
Thank you for sending in your information
and school to home communication paperwork.
Mrs. Tier commented that we have surpassed
our goal and are at 92% of paperwork returned.
If you are in the 8% that has not returned your
information just know that we know who you are,
and we may or may not know where you live and
your phone number.
If you are planning on chaperoning trips,
volunteering for classroom activities, or
coaching you must complete a fingerprinting
and background check through the Grand Isle
Sheriff’s Department. This process does not
need to be completed if you did it last year. It
does take some time to process. Please talk to
me soon if you are interested in more details.
We appreciate the support of the Grand Isle
Sheriff’s Department. They made a good show
of presence on our first day.
GRACE information is coming home today.
If you are interested in signing your kiddo up
for after school activities please look through
this packet and assist your children in making
choices that fit their interests.
The fifth and sixth grade class will host the
Vermont Secretary of Education for a lunch
and tour on Thursday, September 4. This is an
exciting opportunity for students to showcase
the beauty and excellence that the small school
opportunity offers our children. Lunch will come
directly from the garden on the property, and
students will prepare, serve, and host lunch.
Secretary Holcombe is an advocate for small
schools and we are excited to have such an
This year offers an open canvass of
opportunity. I have been impressed with how
invested our teachers and staff have come
together so efficiently to begin the journey as a
group together. Together the teachers and staff
are united in the goal that student learning and
student social and emotional well-being are our
North Hero School is: blossoming minds,
cultivating growth, and harvesting success.
We are truly a strong community and we are
By: Judy Poquette, Librarian
372-5458, [email protected]
HOURS: Open on Tuesday from 2 to 7 pm,
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday- 9 am to 2
Summer hours are coming to an end. On
September 8, the Library will resume its regular
STORYTIME: Summer Storytime, for ages
three and up, is on Thursdays at 9:30 am. After
September 6, the program will move to Tuesdays
at 3 pm.
NEW BOOKS: Adults- A Matter of Trust by
Lis Wiehl, Bagmen by William Lashner, The
Long Way Home by Louise Penny, Ever By My
Side by Nick Trout, Remains of Innocence by
J.A. Jance, Haunted by Randy Wayne White,
An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell.; KidsBetter Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle, The Mad
Potter George Ohr by Greenburg and Jordan,
Bone #7- Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith.
FREE PASSES: The State Park Pass and
Historic Sites Pass are available for all Vermont
residents. Passes may be checked out for two
WI-FI: Available 24/7 from our parking lot.
Free public computers are also available.
Grand Isle County
By: Susan Davis
Political newcomer Douglas DiSabito of
Alburgh won handily over longtime State’s
Attorney and incumbent David Miller. With 90
percent of the votes registered, DiSabito walked
away with 58 percent of the votes with a total of
447. Miller had 43 percent with 330 votes.
DiSabito campaigned on “change” in the
methodology in the State’s Attorney position
while Miller’s thrust revolved around his
“I think my message resonated with my
neighbors,” said DiSabito. “People wanted a new
energy in the State’s Attorney job and they found that in me. I am also
proud of my fellow attorneys, local businesses, present and past court staff
and Islanders who came out to support me.”
Miller, who is obviously disappointed with the election outcome, said
that he was going to keep his options open for the November election but
was not yet ready to commit. “I haven’t hung up my prosecutor’s shoes
In other races, Ray Allen tromped Bob Pearl for the office of Sherriff 624
to 154. Ned Spear, on the Republic ticket for Probate Judge garnered 275
votes. The Asst. Judge category found incumbent Joanne Batchelder with
256 votes in an uncontested race.
At press time, only two of the five Grand Isle County towns posted their returns on their websites,
Alburgh and North Hero. Here is the breakdown by town and by party: Alburgh- Democrat: GovernorPage: 40, Shumlin: 107; Sherriff- Allen: 113, Pearl: 62; Assistant Judge- Lawrence: 427, Potvin: 546;
State’s Attorney- DiSabito: 120, Miller: 59; Republican: Governor- Berry: 12, Milne: 66; Lieutenant
Governor- Scott: 90; Assistant Judge- Batchelder: 256.
North Hero- Democrat: Governor- Paige: 35, Shumlin: 64; Sherriff- Allen: 103, Pearl: 23; State’s
Attorney- DiSabito: 80, Miller: 45; Republican: Governor- Berry: 6, Milne: 66; Lieutenant GovernorScott: 66.
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Weds & Thurs.
Valid thru 08/26/14
Notice from the NHVFD Women’s Auxiliary
This is a notice to all of the people that are familiar with the North Hero Volunteer Fire Department
(NHVFD) Women’s Auxiliary annual flea market fundraiser at Camp Ingalls every June. We have
decided to take next year off. We are finding our schedules are such that we are unable to devote the
time needed to do the sale justice next year. We hope that any of you who are regular contributors
to, and buyers of, our wonderful donations will understand.
Some of our members have resigned for various reasons and many of us have carried on with a
lot of support from the community, for which we are very thankful, but we decided it was necessary
for us to take a break next year.
We would like to give a big thank you to the members of the Fire Department that have helped in
many ways and to all the volunteers that have given us many hours whenever we asked. We want to
thank Joe Lareau for taking our leftovers for the last four years. We were at the point then, when we
were going to have to stop because of the great cost of getting rid of our leftover items.
We will miss seeing all of you that have supported our efforts over the many years that we have
held this fundraiser and hope it will be possible to restart in the future. Until then, we ask that you
continue to support the NHVFD fundraisers such as the Roast Beef Dinners, buying our Christmas
trees, our Community Calendars and with donations to help keep them the best trained and safest
they need to be.
Bike Ferry Still Operating Through October
Local Motion’s Island Line Bike Ferry ended their daily services on September 1.
Service will continue on weekends and holidays until October 13. Operating
hours are still 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, visit bikeferry.org.
Plein Air Paint Out:
Painting the Vintner’s Realm
Calling all landscape artists and art lovers alike. On Saturday, September 13, there will be a Lake
Champlain Islands’ art and wine connection that is sure to be the talk of the summer! Visit the Lake
Champlain Islands for the very best the summer has to offer: a lush vineyard with spectacular lake
and mountain views and artists capturing the scene! Join painters at Snow Farm Vineyard, 190 West
Shore Road, South Hero from 10 am to 3 pm. See the art being created and have a taste of summer
from the vineyard! This is a free event for the public. Artists need to sign up for the September event
by Tuesday, September 9, and there is a small registration fee for artists.
The day will culminate at Grand Isle Art Works, 259 US Route 2 in Grand Isle, where the artists will
display and sell their finished pieces. All are invited to Zach’s Café at the Gallery, from 4 to 6 pm, for
a cash wine and beer bar with local cheeses and vegetables. A portion of the proceeds from the art
sale will benefit Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources, CIDER!
For more information, visit www.cidervt.org or http://grandisleartworks.com/paint-out/.
Little Bit of Everything
Good Selection of New & Used Furniture!
Boxsprings & Mattresses
Tables & Chairs
8 Vantine Ave., Alburgh • 802-796-4027
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Isle La Motte
Island Memorial Pet Services
Anita Bruley . 802-928-3246
• [email protected] •
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
- Islands Energy and Environmental Fair at the
Champlain Islands Farmers Market at Saint Rose
of Lima Church from 3 to 6 pm.
- Battle of Lake Champlain presentation at the
Milton Historical Museum starts at 7 pm.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
- United Way Live United Breakfast at the
Sheraton Conference Center, South Burlington
from 8 to 10 am.
- Alburg Sno Springers Meeting at the Alburgh
Fire Station starts at 7 pm.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
- South Hero Historical Society Iodine Springs
program at the Folsom Educational Center,
South Hero starts at 7 pm.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
- Kayak Meet-Up at North Hero State Park
starts at 3:30 pm.
- Crock-Pot Cook-Off Dinner at Saint Amadeus
Parish Center from 5 to 7 pm.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
- Friends of Northern Lake Champlain Run
& Walk for the Lake at Georgia Beach with
registration starting at 8 am, race starts at 9.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
- Grand Isle County Chorus practice at the South
Hero Congregational Church from 7 to 8:30 pm.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
- Milton Activities Fair at the Milton Elementary/
Middle School from 6 to 8 pm.
- Parkinson’s Support Group at Homestead, a
Pillsbury Senior Community, Saint Albans from
10 to 11:30 am.
- Apple Face Doll presentation at the 1814
Schoolhouse at the Hyde Log Cabin, Grand Isle
starts at 7 pm.
- Free Square Dance Lessons with the Northern
Lights Square Dance Club at Northeastern
Clinton Central School from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
- Grand Isle Consolidated Water District Meeting
at the Grand Isle Fish Hatchery starts at 7 pm.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
- Islands Youth Soccer Program Registration at
Folsom Educational Center South Hero starting
at 8:30 am
- Zumbathon at Bellows Free Academy with
registration starting at 9 am, event from 10 to
- Plein Air Paint Out at Snow Farm Vineyard,
South Hero from 10 am to 3 pm with reception
at Zach’s Café at the Grand Isle Art Works
Gallery, Grand Isle from 4 to 6 pm.
- Northern Lights Square Dance Club Dance
at the Northeastern Clinton County School,
Champlain, New York from 7:30 to 10 pm.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
- 5K Walk/Run to benefit Franklin-Grand Isle
United Way at Collins-Perley Sports Complex,
Saint Albans with 5K walk/run beginning at 9 am
and Kid’s Fun Run at 8.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
- SOLO Dinner Meeting at the Hibachi Buffet,
Saint Albans starts at 5 pm.
I’ve had a busy day today. I put in my first
full day of school. I plan to work full time, pretty
much, this year-- I need something to do to keep
The weather has cooled down this afternoon;
it’s only 60 degrees when it is usually about 80
We never know how many kids we will have
from one week until the next. We lost two kids
when school opened and have since gained
one, but that still leaves us down one from the
The Historical Society held their meeting
on Tuesday evening August 26 with thirteen
members present. The joint meeting of the
Islands’ Societies, Swanton and Chazy
and Rouses Point, New York to be held on
Wednesday, September 10 was discussed, as
well as, the upcoming Teddy Roosevelt Day on
Saturday, September 20. I will let you know more
of the details next week.
The September 10 meeting will have, as
usual, wine and cheese at the Museum followed
by a potluck dinner at the Shrine Cafe.
HAVE A GOOD WEEK!
Clean Air Permit# AP05034
SOLO Meeting in
SOLO (Supporting Others Like Ourselves)
will have their September dinner meeting on
Monday, September 15, at 5 pm, at the Hibachi
Buffet, Highgate Commons Shopping Plaza in
Saint Albans. This support group is for those
who have experienced the death of a spouse or
partner. They are not counselors, just ordinary
people trying to help/support one another by
being upbeat and positive. The group is casual,
relaxed and friendly, and it is in a comfortable
setting. Dinners are Dutch treat and newcomers
are always welcomed! If you have never been
to SOLO and are hesitant about coming, bring
a family member or friend with you the first
time. Their guest speakers for the evening will
be Debbie and John McMahon from Isle La
Motte Reflexology & Wellness Center. For more
information, call 802-309-4862.
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(Adult care available also.)
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33 School St.
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> CHURCH SERVICES >
Congregational Church of South Hero, U.C.C.
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 A.M.
NURSERY CARE AGES 5 AND UNDER
SUNDAY SCHOOL 8:45A.M. AGES 5 THRU GRADE 6
We Invite and Welcome Everyone.
Pastor: Rev. Cordelia Burpee
24 South St., South Hero, VT 05486
Tel: 802-372-4962 E-mail: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Free Community Supper 2nd Friday each month 5:30-7pm
Island Roman Catholic Parishes
Serving the churches of Alburgh, Grand Isle,
Isle La Motte & South Hero
St. Amadeus, Alburgh- Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
St. Joseph, Grand Isle- Sunday: 10:00 a.m.
St. Joseph, Isle La Motte- Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
St. Rose of Lima, South HeroSaturday: 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m.
Father Lawrence P. Ridgley, Pastor
St. Amadeus Office 796-3481
St. Rose of Lima Office 372-4092
Champlain Islands Parish
Rev. Hyungyong Choi
Isle La Motte
Combined Service at
The Churches with...
Parish Office 372-6638
UNION BIBLE CHURCH
Main St., Route 2, Alburgh, VT
Dr. John C. Kehoe, Pastor
Independent—Bible Believing—Gospel Preaching
SUNDAY School & Bible Study _______ 9:30AM
SUNDAY Worship__________________ 10:30AM
WEDNESDAY Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study 7:00PM
WEDNESDAY Children's Bible Club____ 7:00PM
“A Friendly and Joyful Welcome Awaits You”
Nursery Provided at all Services
GOD'S LITTLE BROWN CHURCH
GCMF affiliated Church
CORNER ROUTE 2 AND ROUTE 129
SOUTH ALBURGH, VERMONT 05440
REV. C. ANDREW CHRYSLER, PASTOR
“God’s Word has the answer”
WORSHIP......SUNDAY 10:00 AM
BIBLE STUDY/PRAYER-WEDNESDAY 6:30 PM
Episcopal Diocese of VT & Anglican Diocese of Montreal
Sunday, September 7th at 10:30 a.m.
St. Luke’s: Rte. 2, Alburgh
Sunday, September 14th at 10 a.m.
St. Thomas’: Rtes. 225 & 202, Noyan
Sunday, September 21st at 10 a.m.
St. George’s: Rte. 202, Clarenceville
The Rev. Thora L. Chadwick 802-863-8036
We Welcome You To Attend
Island Bible Fellowship A/G
North Hero Community Hall
Rte 2, North Hero Village
Sunday Services 9:00AM – 10:30AM
Pastor Larry Rohm
The Islander, September 2, 2014 Page 13
To the Editor:
Hi there! I live in
Alburgh, on West
Shore Road. I just got
my property tax bill. It
increased 26 percent
over last year’s bill. My
property isn’t worth 26
percent more; I’m still
living on about the same
Social Security income;
nothing in Vermont
has gone up 26 percent over last year, as far as I know. I
keep hearing about things being “out of the town’s control”,
mandates of this kind and of that kind. I’m not hearing
anything about fixing the problem, and I’m wondering if I
can look forward to exorbitant tax increases year after year.
Evan J. Anderson, Alburgh
September 1 and continues through November 14. The late
bear season begins November 15 and continues through
November 23. The limit for bears remains one per calendar year.
The bear tag that comes with a hunting license is for use
during this late season. For the second year, this season lasts
four additional days during the November deer season. The
change in seasons was instated in 2013 to help better manage
Vermont’s bear population, which is now estimated at roughly
6,000 black bears.
“Carefully regulated hunting plays a very important role in
wildlife management by helping to control the growth of the
black bear population,” said Hammond. “Minor fluctuations
in the bear population will always occur due to changes in
food availability, winter severity, and hunter success. Despite
these fluctuations, we look at the long-term trends to manage
for a healthy, robust population.”
To the Editor:
Where was everyone?
On Thursday, August 28, TDI New England held a public
forum in Alburgh, on their proposed “Clean Power Link”.
This proposed power corridor would connect Canadian
Hydro Power to a converter station in Ludlow, Vermont. TDI
proposes to cross a stretch of Alburgh and enter the lake.
A cable will be buried in a trench using a Water Jet Plow.
The cable will run down the west side of the Champlain
Islands, continue until it reaches Benson at which point the
cable will be buried along state roads until it reaches the
Ludlow converter station. So, if you live on the west side of
the islands, you will have a barge laying cable right off your
property. The Water Jet Plow will be blasting a trench, 1-foot
wide and 4-feet deep. What happens to the lake bottom, the
fish and wildlife? I can only imagine the amount of sediment
generated by the Water Jet Plow. I posed this question to
the CEO of TDI. He couldn’t answer it to my satisfaction. If
you are concerned about the lake, get involved, talk to Mitzi
and Bob, investigate TDI New England and find out more
about other proposed power corridors such as the Grand
Isle Intertie which will run right through South Hero. Keep
your eyes open for more meetings on these corridors and
voice your concerns. Berney Skutel, North Hero
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).
Fish & Wildlife
Seeks Bear Teeth
Vermont bear hunting starts September 1, and the
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful
bear hunters to submit a bear tooth so that wildlife managers
can collect information on Vermont’s bear population.
Teeth submitted by hunters are used to determine the age
of the bear. Department staff use age and sex data to get an
estimate of the number of bears in the state and to determine
the status and health of the bear population. Envelopes for
submitting the tooth are available at all big game check
“The premolar tooth we’re asking hunters to extract is
actually quite small and easy to loosen with a knife,” said
Forrest Hammond, bear project leader for Vermont Fish &
Wildlife. “Directions for removing the tooth are on the back
of the envelope provided by the check station and are also on
our website, including a short YouTube video.”
Hunters should find conditions good for hunting this
year if they hunt in areas where bear foods are plentiful. According to Hammond, conditions are different from last
year when berries were scarce and beechnuts were plentiful.
Preliminary reports indicate blackberries and acorns are
abundant this year, but apples are spotty in their occurrence
and there are few beechnuts in most areas. Early season bear
hunters may do well in areas of recent patch cuts, along power
line rights-of-way and near corn fields. Previous years with
few beechnuts have usually resulted in higher bear harvests
during the early parts of the bear season.
Vermont now has two bear hunting seasons. The early
bear hunting season, which requires a special bear tag, starts
St. Anne's Shrine
P.O. Box 280, Isle La Motte, VT 05463
802-928-3362, or 3385 Fax 928-3305
Email [email protected] www.saintannesshrine.org
"Center of Life, Light and Love"
On the Shores of Lake Champlain
Sat: 7:00 p.m. (May 24 - Aug 30)
Sun: 9:00am (June 15-Aug 31); 10:30am (May 25-Oct. 12)
Monday - Friday 11:15 a.m. (June 30 - Aug. 29)
Visitor’s Center Open Daily ~ Gifts ~ Books ~ VT Products ~ Café
PROPOSED STATE RULES
Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of
Vermont Proposed Rule: 14P038
AGENCY: Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators
CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed rule revisions support the
Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators’ (VSBPE) mission
in several ways. Specifically, the VSBPE is: 1. Removing the requirement
for an Individual Professional Learning Plan (IPLP) and portfolio from
the license renewal procedures. Updating the role of the Local and
Regional Standards Boards and defining the role of the standards in the
relicensure process. Changing the licensure period form seven years to
five. 2. Revising the educator preparation program approval process so
that it is more reliable and efficient. Simplifying requirements for student
teaching and increasing the number of weeks from 12 to 13. Clarifying
requirements for supervising school counselors. 3. Adapting to current
practices in the field by revising the authorizing statements of several
endorsements. 4. Clarifying the National Association of State Directors
Agreement (e.g. reciprocity) and making several technical corrections.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Amy Fowler Vermont
agency of Education 219 North Main St. Suite 402, Barre, VT 05641 Tel:
802-479-1701 Email: [email protected] URL: http://education.
FOR COPIES: Rebecca Plude Vermont Agency of Education 219 North
Main St. Suite 402 Barre, VT 05641 Tel: 802-479-1718 Email: rebecca.
The Islander, September 2, 2014 Page 14
--------------------------------FORD Windstar, NO Rust, new
tires and brakework, passed inspection this August. Low mileage for ’95, only 5000 miles since
engine was replaced, new hitch.
Great shape. Open to any reasonable offer. 802-373-8191 or
[email protected] 9/9
--------------------------------AZTEC motorboat 1970 Fiberglass 14ft.
Easy planing hull.
Complete with torsionbar trailer.
Need space so $200 for everything. Needs seat repair. 802373-8191 or email, [email protected]
--------------------------------Empire: Space heater 65,000BTU,
14”w, 10”d, 87”high. $585 or
best reasonable offer. 802-2497129 9/9
--------------------------------Nordic Track ski/exercise machine: Monitor, Rollers, Folds for
storage, $35. No. Hero 802-3728636 9/2
--------------------------------Antique Cider Press. 1/3 HP Motor med. hopper Hocking Valley
MFG Co. Complete for operation.
Call 802-928-3707 $500
--------------------------------1997 23’ Sea Ray cuddy cabin.
Low hours, many extras. Excellent condition. $7200. 802-3725504 9/2
--------------------------------Shoremaster 3500lb Vertical
Boatlift comes with Canopy and
motor. In Isle Lamotte $2900 514978-0989 9/9
--------------------------------Commercial Singer Sewing Machine. New CMS550 Service motor. All materials including leather and canvas. Used for home use
small items. $350. Call 802-9283707
--------------------------------Cedar Trees: a native tree excellent for the use in screens, hedges and erosion control. 2-3’ $15
ea. 3-4’ $20 ea. 802-752-6117 or
-WANTED--------------------------------New or used Pontoon Boat furniture. Swivel seats, Bimini Top, Captains Chair. Rebuilding 1990 Grumman 24’ fun ship. May buy whole
boat. 802-363-2160 9/30
--------------------------------The Town of Grand Isle is looking
for letters of interest for a Town
Electrician. You must show proof
of insurance, please contact
Cheryl 372-8830. 9/2
--------------------------------WANTED: Partner to help build
provisional patent. Once built
will provide vacuum and electricity from waste wood and energy
crops. Ideal candidate would be
a working dairy farm with shop
space. When running will lower utility demand and serve as
model to attract investors. If interested contact Derek Simonds
802-881-2330 or [email protected]
--------------------------------PART-TIME PAID CHURCH NURSERY CAREGIVER: Do you love
children? Do you want to be
part of a growing nursery ministry at a local church? Immediate
opening for someone who will
help us provide a nurturing, safe
environment for our children (infant through age 5) during our
10 a.m. Sunday services. (July &
August 9 a.m.) Responsibilities include ‘babysitting’ services as well
as Bible-themed activities for the
older toddlers; oversee snack and
light cleaning afterward. If this
sounds like you, we would love
to hear from you. Qualifications
to include experience in childcare
and references. Contact Margaret at the Congregational Church
of South Hero, United Church
of Christ, 24 South Street, South
Hero. Tel 372-4962 or [email protected]
--------------------------------The Town of Grand Isle seeks a
skilled person for this full time
position in the Town Highway
Department. The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of manual tasks including
operation of equipment used in
municipal highway maintenance,
and snow plowing. Requirements include operation of dump
trucks and other heavy equipment, plus a variety of smaller
tools and equipment. Some
knowledge of the principles and
practices of road construction
and maintenance is desirable. Must be able to follow oral and
written instructions. Commercial
driver’s license, Class A preferred
but will accept Class B license and
a high school education or GED
required. Pay range $16 - $18/hr
with benefits depending on experience. Complete job description
available upon request. To apply send a resume and reference
information to Town of Grand
Isle, P.O. Box 49, Grand Isle, VT 05458 by September 15. Attention Cheryl 802-372-8830. 9/2
--------------------------------SMITTY’S TREE SERVICE. Bucket
truck, Chipper, Stump Grinding.
Insured. Affordable. Big or Small,
We Do Em All. 802-372-5297
--------------------------------ISLAND SEWING: All aspects of
sewing. Alterations, mending,
formal wear. Specializing in
bridal gowns. 30+ years experience. Call 802-372-0194
------------------------------HOT WATER PRESSURE WASHING– Call for free estimate to
have your home, roofs, RV/
camper, patio, decks, etc. super
cleaned w/hot water & biodegradable detergents (Portable
Water Available). Paint stripping
power! Before & after photos
available. Insured & References Available. Contact Brian at
--------------------------------LANDRY CARPENTRY. Experienced General Contractor serving The Islands. References available. Call Alan 802-372-3701
--------------------------------Affordable Locksmith. Keys
made, locks opened, changed,
repaired, installed. 24 hr Emergency Service. Free estimates. Senior discount. Call Mike 802-3721335 9/2
--------------------------------R. ROSE CONSTRUCTION. Roofing, Additions, Remodeling,
Decks, Porches, Windows, Siding, Etc. Free Estimates. Fully
Insured. 802-372-5693 BTFN
--------------------------------TURNBAUGH ROOFING- Slate,
shingles, metal, rubber. Painting all flashings & metal roofs.
Chimney repair. FREE ESTIMATES. INSURED. 802-3725781 John. BTFN
--------------------------------ALL IN ONE TOWING. Towing,
Recovery. Buying Junk Cars,
Trucks, Vans, Tractors. All Metals.
I Pay Cash! Tim 802-598-5224 or
[email protected] 9/2
--------------------------------Langlois Lawn Care, LLC– Call today for a free estimate on Lawn
Care, Pressure Washing, Bark
Mulching, Spring Clean Up, Brush
and Small Tree Removal, Landscaping and Other Jobs. Call Brian at (802)363-4777 or (802)7820786.
--------------------------------WELDING: Aluminum - stainless & steel. Inshop & portable.
Propeller, skeg repair. Jesberger Welding. 802-796-4079 802324-6954.
--------------------------------R&L HOME & LAWN CARE. Landscaping,
Mowing, Property Maintenance, Bark mulch,
Small bucket loader, Brush-hog, Tree service,
Spring seasonal clean-up, General carpentry,
Roofs, Decks, Siding, Remodeling. Fully insured. Free estimates. 802-372-4486 BTFN
•CO Alarms •New Construction
•30 Years Experience
John B. kneen
11 East Shore North
Grand Isle, VT 05458
~Serving Our Community~
To Duncan the dog and his friend Lindsey,
Thank you for finding my glasses on the
South Hero Marsh Trail. ~Michele 9/9
-SERVICESA. H. James Heating LLC
Oil & Gas Systems
Rinnai Water Heaters
Sales & Service
You’re an Overeater?
You’re not Alone!
Try Food Addicts Anonymous
42 phone meetings every week; AM & PM.
More info: Carol 372-8672
Full-time Registered Nurse
Want your evenings, weekends and holidays free?
Adult day center seeking a 40 hour/week RN,
with at least two years relevant experience, to
oversee health and rehabilitative services provided.
Work Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00
pm. Supervise nursing staff & coordinate staff
training program. Strong assessment, intervention,
communication and organizational skills crucial.
Supervisory experience a plus.
Send resume and cover letter to:
CarePartners Adult Day Center, 34 Franklin Park
West, St. Albans, VT 05478. EOE.
to store your car
or small boat!
small enough to
clear your clutter!
Call today for
sizes & info!
• [email protected] •
Carl Penske Enterprises
Cash Paid for
Junk Car Removal
Excavating, Waterlines, foundations, septic systems,
driveways, roads, retaining walls, lake shore reinforcements,
town water connections.
Mooring Systems, Custom design
for your needs. Installed. Fast Service.
Scuba Diving Service, from mooring placement to ice
vehicle recovery. Zebra Mussels filters installed and services.
Welding, Certified Welder. All materials, Fabricating,
Trucking, All Materials. Rototilling & Brushhogging
ISLANDS YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM
This year’s program will start on September 6
at the Folsom School. This program will run for
six weeks. Saturday Sessions schedule: Pre-K
to K- 8:30 to 9:15 am, 1/2- 9:30 to 10:30, 3/410:45 to Noon. A weeknight skills session will be
held for grades 1 to 4-- day, time and location
to be determined. You can pick up your form
at your school, or email [email protected]
com to have one sent to you. We ask that you
please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time
The Islander, September 2, 2014 Page 15
on Saturday, September 13 for registration. If
you cannot make it that day, please let us know
so we can get t-shirt sizes. Questions? Email
Julie Dickie at [email protected] or call
802-598-6533 or Apryl Cunningham at 802-3432740.
Do you have Grand Isle happenings that you
would like to share? News for the Grand Isle
News section should be sent to [email protected]
yahoo.com by 5 pm on Friday.
PRESENTATION TO BE HELD IN THE
Please join us in the historic yellow one-room
schoolhouse on the Hyde Log Cabin property
next to the Grand Isle Elementary School at 7
pm on Tuesday, September 9 for a presentation
on Apple Face Dolls, an early pioneer craft, by
Patsy Griswold Robinson of South Hero. After
that, Dan Gamelin, assistant docent at the Hyde
Log Cabin will discuss early pioneer hunting and
his homemade rifle and turkey calls. Docent
Charlene Southwick may also be present to
discuss the role of women in the Jedediah
Hyde, Jr. era. After the program, home-baked
refreshments will be served. The presentation
is free, sponsored by the Grand Isle Historical
Society, everyone is welcome, and there is
handicap access. For more information, contact
Fay Chamberlin at 372- 8339 or [email protected]
The Town of Grand Isle is looking for letters
of interest for a Town Electrician. You must show
proof of insurance. Please contact Cheryl 3728830.
On Monday, September 29, author Adam
Gidwitz will be spending the day at Grand Isle
school talking about the popular three-book
series he authored: A Tale Dark and Grimm,
In a Glass Grimly and The Grimm Conclusion.
Adam travels the country visiting schools and
libraries to talkwith children and young adults
about reading and writing. Adam was invited
to visit our school by 8th grade student Lauryn
Prouty and she along with other students have
been fundraising since last spring.
TOWN LIBRARY NEWS
By: Kathy Tulissi, Library Director
372-4797, [email protected]
NEW EVENT: Come join us on Tuesday,
September 9, at 6 pm, for a program on Invasives
ID and Control presented by Gregg C. Campbell
of Franklin Forests Inc. Everyone is welcome!
NEW BOOKS: Blood Harvest by S.J. BoltonThe Fletcher family moves into a new home,
nestled between two churches in a small village
on the moors, but their excitement fades as tenyear-old Tom Fletcher is convinced that he is
being watched and the village is reminded of the
“accidental” deaths of three toddlers during the
last ten years when two-year-old Milly and fiveyear-old Joe Fletcher disappear.
BOOK TO FILM: The Giver by Lois LowryGiven his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of
Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories
shared by only one other in his community and
discovers the terrible truth about the society in
which he lives.
TRUSTEES MEETING: Trustees meet on the
second Monday of even numbered months at 6
pm, and the public is always welcome to attend.
WEEKLY EVENTS: Story Time is back! Come
listen to a great book at 10 am on Wednesdays.
HOURS: Tuesday- 1 to 8 pm, Wednesday- 9
am to Noon, Thursday- 4 to 8 pm and Saturday9 am to 3 pm.
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# 1 in Grand Isle County!!
Lots to Talk About
NORTH HERO-Seasonal, log home retreat
with guest quarters, protected bay and 500’ of
direct lakefront!! Take your morning coffee on the
screened porch to watch the fabulous sunrises
highlighting the Inland Sea and the Green Mountains. It’s wooded lot is set off the road enough
to offer quiet and privacy. If you love to play on
Lake Champlain there couldn’t be a better location! $745,000.
FRANKLIN- Picture perfect, 4 BR/3 BA
colonial overlooking Franklin Village! This
home features a large updated kitchen,
formal dining room & 1st floor master OR
family room. Bring your summer bar-b-que
to the new deck, sit back & enjoy the country views. 4.60 acre manicured lawn. Now
SOUTH HERO- 2 CAMPS IN ONE!
Unique, 4 BR/2 BA, duplex camp features
2 kitchens & living rooms! Close the sliding
partition and you have 2 separate camps!
Enjoy Lake Champlain w/100’of lakeshore
& stunning views of Providence & Stave Islands & Adirondack Mountains. New siding
& roof. Shed. NOW $279,000.
NORTH HERO- Beautifully renovated
3 BR/ 1.5 BA, year round Cottage Inspired
Cape w/100’ of deep, clean & protected
lake frontage and shale beach. 0.45 acre
with gorgeous views. Gleaming Oak &
Douglas fir floors. Hearth & propane FP
insert. 1 car garage. Easy commute to Burlington. MOTIVATED SELLER! $259,900.
LOTS W/LAKE AND/OR MOUNTAIN VIEWS
GRAND ISLE- Sunny, 1 level, 3
BR Cottage w/140’ of direct lakefront
w/panoramic lake & sunset views.
Great place for entertaining! 17x15
deck right on the lake. Big 16x24 outbuilding for boat, kayaks, and water
toys. Now $299,900.
NORTH HERO- Unique two level 2184 sq ft
ranch. 1st floor master suite, open floor plan with
kitchen, dining, living, screen porch with custom
storms, wall of windows overlooking the 375’ lakefront. 2nd level includes full bath, 3 BR’s overlooking 2.3 acre lawn & gardens. Renovated kitchen
with vista view of lake, custom cherry cabinets,
quartz counter tops. NOW $464,900.
SOUTH HERO- Exquisitely maintained, year round, lake home on
0.62 acre on quiet dead end road.
100’ of Lake Champlain frontage
with serene lake views and gradual
beach. Large lakeside deck. About
20 minutes to Burlington. $349,000
UNDERHILL4 BR/1.5 BA
1880’s Farmhouse w/many upgrades. Gas fireplace. Porch. 2 Car
garage. 0.65 acres on RT 15 makes
for an easy drive to Burlington or to
the ski & resort area of Mt Mansfield.
SWANTON- A must see 3 BR
home on ¼ acre lot within a mile to
I-89. This home is in “like new” condition. New siding, roof, kitchen, bath,
floor coverings, garage & more. Now
GRAND ISLE- Great 3 BR/2 BA
home on 1.25 acres with 1/5th ownership to 130’ of lake frontage. 3 car
attached garage. Nice mixture of
trees for privacy. Heated swimming
pool. Lake views from your deck.
SWANTON- Looking for a great starter
home? Look no further than this move in
condition, 2 BR home on 0.48 acre with
many updates. Freshly painted and with
new kitchen, carpet, deck, furnace, well &
more. Wrap around porch. Nice mountain
view! Only $129,000.
ALBURGH- At the end of a dead end road
you’ll find these 2 direct lake homes. Both are
well maintained, have open floor plans, natural
woodwork, lakeside balconies & are full of charm
& character. Prime West Shore lake frontage.
Panoramic views of Lake Champlain sunsets &
the Adirondack Mountains. Town water & sewer.
Cement seawall. $535,000. For both but are available separately. Call for details.
On lake = no road between
4 South Main Street, Alburgh, VT 05440
2 Ferry Road, South Hero, VT 05486