Shoreham


'LIGHT RING' BY Bruce White (foreground) acts both as a work of art and a window onto its surroundings. In the middle distance John Clement’s “Hot Tamale” coils into itself, while Peter Lundberg’s 30-foot, 60,000-pound “Leap of Faith” seems to hold up the sky. Independent photo/Christopher Ross
10/14/2019
SHOREHAM — Every July, when the Lemon Fair Sculpture Park in Shoreham opens for public use, the fine summer light seems to clarify every detail of the large-scale artwork gathered there. Colors pop. Reflective surfaces sparkle. Dark shadows emphasize density and weight. The art seems to stand out from the landscape. Three months later, however, the park tells a very different story. “Autumn everything changes,” said Frank Ittleman, who owns, curates and maintains the park with his wife, Elaine. “The woods offer a more variegated background and the autumn light has more subtle tones to it. The...

THE SHOREHAM CONGREGATIONAL Church will throw a celebration of the community on Saturday, Oct. 12, just prior to the commencement of renovations in its lower level. Photo courtesy Shoreham Congregational Church
10/03/2019
SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Congregational Church has been an important part of the Shoreham community for 225 years. Established in 1794 as the First Congregational Church and Society of Shoreham, over the years the Church has served as a town meeting hall, a schoolroom, an emergency shelter, a pre-school, and a gathering place for receptions and celebrations as well as a house of worship. The current 1846 church is the second building to house the congregation.  The Church will honor its place in the community on Saturday, Oct. 12, with an event called Celebrate Shoreham! The celebration begins...
10/03/2019
It was a shock to parishioners and council members of St. Genevieve/St. Bernadette’s Catholic community to hear last month that Bishop Coyne may close down and possibly demolish St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church that heads Main Street in Shoreham Village. Built in 1873, St. Genevieve’s has a long-standing, proven Catholic presence in our community. This decision may be made as soon as Nov. 1. As a group, we are urgently campaigning to save our church. Please help us by sending a letter/message to Bishop Coyne proving we value the presence of our local, iconic, historic church in Shoreham, and...

SHOREHAM VEGETABLE FARMER Will Stevens ran a trial this summer using wool pellets as fertilizer. The crop came in earlier than plants that got conventional fertilizer. Independent photo/Steve James
09/30/2019
SHOREHAM — Will and Judy Stevens of Golden Russet Farm & Greenhouses in Shoreham spent a little extra time with their broccoli harvest this year. They counted and weighed it, head by head. Earlier this summer Golden Russet had planted a 300-foot row of broccoli without any soil amendments, Will Stevens explained. In a second row, they had fertilized 100 feet with peanut meal, which is commonly used, and another 100 feet with a trial organic fertilizer provided by UVM Extension as part of a new study. The trial fertilizer, it turned out, produced nearly the same size broccoli as the peanut...

THE BURLINGTON CATHOLIC Diocese is considering closure of St. Genevieve’s Church in Shoreham. The 142-year-old building that needs major repairs, and attendance at masses has flagged. Independent photo/John Flowers
09/30/2019
SHOREHAM — Christopher Coyne, bishop of the Burlington Catholic Diocese, is expected to decide later this fall whether to close St. Genevieve Church, a majestic place of worship that has also helped define Shoreham village’s streetscape for the past 142 years. If it does close the Shoreham church, the Burlington Diocese could choose to maintain or dismantle the building, and either sell or rent the property. “These are separate decisions, and the proceeds remain with the parish,” said the Father Luke Austin, who serves the congregations of St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury and the St....
09/26/2019
I am a student of leadership and of human behavior. This past week I was amazed at the example of astonishing leadership behavior and human behavior in the wake of a serious incident. Last Monday there was a very serious farming accident at one of the Shoreham dairy farms. I was one of the first to arrive after immediate family and first responders. I have not witnessed a more amazingly positive response to such a negative situation. The dairy owner, Jeep Madison, the victim of the accident, is recovering at UVM Medical Center in Burlington. He is expected to make a full recovery. In the wake...
09/12/2019
SHOREHAM — For the 11th year running, Shoreham will host its annual Apple Fest celebration. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Shoreham town green and gazebo from noon-4 p.m. The day kicks off with a 5 and 10K run at 10:30. Activities and live music with Snake Mountain Bluegrass begin at noon. Lunch, made and served by the Friends of Platt Memorial Library, will include pulled pork sandwiches with sides of coleslaw, baked beans or mac’n cheese. Apple desserts will be sold along with cider and snow cones. The festival will also include the annual apple pie contest, a...
09/02/2019
SHOREHAM — Online registration is now open for Shoreham’s Orchard Run at Apple Fest, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 10:30 a.m. The 5K run/walk and 10K run will take place during the morning of Apple Fest, which is held at the Shoreham town green and gazebo. Orchard Run and Apple Fest are fundraisers for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library. Previously known as the Apple Blossom Derby, this fun run/walk will begin at the elementary school (130 School Road). Walkers and runners will wind their way through back roads and apple orchards on a loop course back to the village....
08/26/2019
SHOREHAM — In the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 22, officers from four law enforcement agencies went to the home of a Shoreham man and arrested him for his involvement in a 2013 armed robbery of a pharmacy in Middlebury. The U.S. Marshals Service, Middlebury police, Vermont State Police and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department arrested Christopher Hornbeck, 25, without incident. On July 24, 2013, at around 5:50 p.m. a man approached the counter at the pharmacy, displayed a handgun at his waist and demanded prescription drugs from pharmacy employees, according to police. He left the...

Are we on yet? Colin Foster, 15, of Middlebury, anxiously waits with his brown Swiss cow before the 4-H dairy conformation class at the Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven on Tuesday. Independent photo/Steve James
08/12/2019
Last week’s Addison County Fair and Field Days was filled with a thousand little stories — more than can be recounted in one newspaper. We present here a few snapshots from the New Haven fairgrounds to give you a taste of our annual agricultural fair. Click on the links to read some stories from the fairgrounds. Hair spray on a cow and other Field Days grooming tips Field Days barbecue couple brings a backstory Little cow handler carries on a family tradition at Field Days Farmers-to-be learn the value of work during Field Days prep Maple in every form is a family specialty at Field Days...

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