SHOREHAM — Because of the generosity of townsfolk and the volunteer efforts of staff of Shoreham Elementary School and the Shoreham Congregational Church, ten families received an abundance of donated food items, including turkey in Thanksgiving baskets. There were even several boxes of non-perishable food items remaining to use for Christmas boxes. Thank you to all who helped with this project. At the Shoreham Annual Christmas Memory Tree lighting ceremony last Sunday afternoon a group of about a dozen townsfolk sang Christmas carols, enjoyed hot cocoa and ate cookies. Then we stepped...
SHOREHAM — Knock-knock! Who’s there? Wooden shoe. Wooden shoe who? Wooden shoe like to know. WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND TOWN Platt Memorial Library Preschool holds activity time Monday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and drop-in craft time from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. The Shoreham Congregational Church and the elementary school are assembling Thanksgiving Baskets for those in need and are looking for donations. Suggested items include canned vegetables and fruit, potato mixes, stuffing mixes, gravy, pasta and sauce, cereals, canned tuna, canned meat, peanut butter, jelly/jam, muffin or...
Have you got Shoreham news? Contact Gail Wood at 989-2454 or SHOREHAM — Welcome back! The Shoreham news section of the Addison Independent has been a “no show” for a number of years, but we're back now. Look for this section in the Thursday edition each week. This column will try to share Shoreham specific news and events with you. WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND TOWN St. Genevieve/Bernadette Parish members are continuing their warm clothing drive for area migrant workers. Donate your clean, new or lightly used warm clothes at the Shoreham Town Office collection box (Monday...

PARISHIONERS OF ST. Genevieve Catholic Church in Shoreham are expanding the congregation’s mission in an effort to persuade the Burlington Diocese to keep their place of worship open. Volunteers are filling up a church annex with warm winter clothes for folks in need, including local migrant farmworkers. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Brisson
SHOREHAM — A group of St. Genevieve Catholic Church parishioners are infusing new energy and offerings at their place of worship — including food and clothing charities for those in need — in an effort to convince the Burlington Diocese to keep it open. Christopher Coyne, bishop of the Burlington Catholic Diocese, is scheduled to recommend on Nov. 26 whether the 142-year-old St. Genevieve church should remain open or be closed, and potentially be razed. He’ll make his recommendation to the diocese’s Presbyteral Council, which will advise him in making a final decision that will likely come in...
SHOREHAM — At least one of the two out-of-state men arrested on felony cocaine and Fentanyl trafficking charges following a raid on an Addison County home last week is getting his case moved to federal court where stiffer penalties can be imposed. At around 2:10 a.m. on Oct. 24, Vermont State Police troopers armed with a search warrant raided a home at 255 Lapham Bay Road in Shoreham. Police said they found Fentanyl and cocaine with a combined estimated street value of more than $35,000. The FBI, working with Vermont State Police, filed a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court against...
SHOREHAM — Two out-of-state men were cited for trafficking cocaine and Fentanyl following an investigation at a Shoreham home on Thursday, Oct. 24. It was at around 2:10 that morning that Vermont State Police troopers from the Rutland barracks responded to a Shoreham home and executed a search warrant. During their investigation, VSP said they found approximately 18.8 grams of Fentanyl and approximately 158.3 grams of cocaine, with a combined estimated street value of more than $35,000. Police arrested Angel Stevenson, 30, of The Bronx, N.Y., and Robert Boyd, 32, of Hollywood, Fla., in...
SHOREHAM — Bruce A. Lustgarten passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 14, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.  He was born on April 22, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pa. His passion for outdoor adventures drew him to Vermont, where he enjoyed hiking, skiing, canoeing, tennis, and spending time with his loved ones. His home was always filled with music and good food, both of which he loved to share with friends and family.  He is survived by his wife, Jane Lustgarten, three children, and six grandchildren.◊

'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
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
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...
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...


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