March 23rd, 2017
FERRISBURGH — At Tuesday’s annual organizational meeting the Ferrisburgh selectboard re-elected longtime board member Loretta Lawrence as its chairwoman, set the hours and pay for new town treasurer Deb Healey, and decided on a new audit of the town’s books to make sure all is in order after what the board believes was sub-par performance by the town’s previous treasurer.
LINCOLN — Solar Sweet Maple Farm sits atop a hill on a dirt road in South Lincoln, up past fields with spectacular mountain views and evenly placed colonial homes. Inside the farm’s red-trimmed, solar-panel-topped sugarhouse, the air smells like sweet maple syrup and freshly cut wood.
MIDDLEBURY — The gears will continue to whirl at the Whirlie’s World amusement center at 1232 Exchange St., Middlebury, thanks to the sale of the business to new owners Jeremy Griffin and Danielle Deroscher.
Current owners Peter and Naomi Neff confirmed the sale of business last Friday. It was in 2011 that the Neffs opened Whirlie’s World, which offers interactive video games, laser tag, bounce houses, arcade activities and snacks for kids and families.
MIDDLEBURY — As part of St. Stephen’s Lenten Recital Series, The Middlebury Union High School Jazz Ensemble, also known as “Midd Jazz” will be performing a concert on Thursday, March 30, at 12:15 p.m. The auditioned ensemble meets daily for 40 minutes and is made up of students from grades 9-12. The ensemble has performed for 25 years at the Vermont Association for Jazz Education, placing first the past 10 years.
The economy’s doing well, you got the raise you’ve been hoping for, investments are returning slightly more than they have for a while, and you’ve got some spare dollars heading into the spring.
How about a home improvement project?
But before you get started, set aside some time to really plan the project.
What to choose, why to choose it and when you get started are important considerations with any improvement project, so before picking up the shovel or heading off to the hardware store, ask yourself a few basic questions.
SHOREHAM — In 2015 I decided that the time had come to return to my native state and buy a house in Vermont after 30 years away.
We found the ideal place on Smith Street in Shoreham in a big, old farmhouse built by one of Ethan Allen’s boys in 1791 and expanded over the years into a sprawling monster. The heating bills were crazy. But I heard about the Heat Squad and NeighborWorks of Western Vermont from the friendly folks at Green Mountain Power and invited them in.
MIDDLEBURY — At their meeting on Tuesday Members heard a presentation about a proposal to repair and expand Ilsley Library (see Page 1A), wrote a letter defending their plan for dealing with downtown railroad bridges, and elected leadership.
In other business, the selectboard:
ADDISON — The quarterly meeting of the Addison Town Historical Society will be held Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m. at the Addison Fire Station located at 44 Route 17, just west of Addison Four Corners.
Cliff “Bucky” Douglas will talk about early post offices in Addison, how we went from four to none. Bucky will also share some of his collection of 19th and 20th century postal covers and perhaps some other observations. If you have related artifacts or memories, please bring them to share.