Mon, Sep 5, 2011 12:17 PM
A big cheer and sincere thank you is in order for all who
volunteered their time and energy to fight flood waters. Pawlet
Village was among those organizing volunteer work crews to help
clean up. It also added a disaster relief component to its annual
Pawlet Scholarship Fund art show and sale.
Flower Brook rose mightily as a result of tropical storm
Irene, leaving behind some 3 inches of mud at Mach's General Store
in Pawlet. Water poured over guard rails on Route 133.
Glenbrook Gymnasium at Castleton State College seemed to
receive the greatest amount of water along western Route 4, filled
to a depth of approximately five feet on the first floor. Most
heavily affected were the football offices, the football locker
rooms, the equipment room, and the weight room. Nearly all roads in
the area are now back open, including those that were closed
Middle schoolers from Fair Haven Grade School were
scheduled to go rafting on Friday, September 9. Wonder if they'll
feel as though they've seen enough water lately. The students in
grades 6 through 8 bring a bag lunch for the day.
Follow the route that colonials took evacuating up
Pittsford Ridge after the Battle of Hubbardton on July 7, 1777, as
site interpreter Carl Fuller describes the events of the day. Wear
sturdy shows and bring water for the Saturday, September 10,
program, part of Vermont Archaeology Month, running from 2:00 to
5:00 p.m. Call 273-2282 for details.
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site opens without
charge Sunday, September 11, for a day of remembrance.
Fair Haven Grade School offers Scrabble after school on
Mondays at 3:00 p.m. Students who want to participate must have
written permission and be picked up promptly at 4:20
The Chronicle of Education recently featured Green
Mountain College for its partnership with the new Stone Mountain
Community Market in Poultney.
The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Auction,
originally scheduled for Sunday, August 28, was rescheduled for
Sunday, September 11 at 12:00 noon.
Congratulations to Stephanie Manning of Poultney. She
recently graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Savannah
College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA.
Roots & Wings Academy, a private school in Fair Haven for
children from kindergarten through grade 3, recently held a fund
raiser for its scholarship program at Lakehouse Grille.
Unfortunately, the school flooded during the recent tropical storm
and classes will have to temporarily relocate from the school site,
formerly the Carvey's Restaurant.
The town of Castleton recently posted a notice advising
against drinking Castleton tap water without boiling it first, but
there is no danger in using it for bathing. Network services at the
college are somewhat limited because of damage at the Vermont State
Colleges main computer site. The library database is not fully
functioning yet either but library director Sandy Dulling says most
difficulties can be overcome with a 'workaround."
Another caution: authorities advise you to drain all
standing water you can, thereby minimizing mosquito breeding