Thu, Jul 21, 2011 11:27 AM
Relax to French-Canadian and American folk songs, Celtic and
novelty tunes from the Woods Tea Company in the Fair Haven Park at
7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 21. Think they're just another local
group? They've performed twice at Lincoln Center in New York, three
times at the Chautauqua Institute, and on PBS and National Public
Award-winner songwriter Meredith Luce sings about life, love, and
landscapes from Canada and Appalachia in a concert for all ages at
4:00 p.m., in Bomoseen State Park, 22 Cedar Mountain Rd. Friday,
July 22. Call 265-4242 for details.
Come to Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Fair Haven at 11:00 a.m.,
Saturday, July 23, for a memorial mass for Diane Flood. Head for
the Fair Haven Union High cafeteria for a reception
Fair Haven Town Park hosts the third annual expanded Farmer's
Market and Local History Day 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July
24. Shop at stalls of crafters, flea market vendors, and
interactive historical displays. For more information, call Sherry
Smith, (518) 282-9781.
Members of the Killington Music Festival visit the Castleton
Community Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 25. Come early for the
"Make Your Own Sundae" bar, courtesy of Stewart's Shops. Call the
Center, 468-3093, by Friday, July 22 to assure that there are
plenty of sweet treats.
No local band has more community love than Satin & Steel,
performing at the Annual Summer Concert Series on the Castleton
Village Green, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 26. Come early to make
sure you have the best seats on the grass.
Rhythm echoes through the halls and across the Castleton State
College campus Tuesday through Sunday, July 26 through 31, pouring
out of participants in The 16th Annual KoSA International
Percussion Workshop, Camp and Festival. To find out more, call
Learn about When Healing Hands Harm, an educational presentation
from the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE), at 12:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, July 27, in the Castleton Community Center. The program
emphasizes how to help detect and prevent incidences of
prescription drug diversion. For a lunch reservation, sign up by
calling the Center, 468-3093, by 9:30 a.m. Monday.
Does fear of falling keep you at home? Reduce your fear, set
realistic goals to increase activity, remove risk factors in your
environment, and learn exercises to improve strength and balance in
an 8-week course from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. August 4 through September
22 at Castleton Community Center. Register by Monday, August 1, by
Castleton Community Center's monthly pot luck suppers are taking a
break during the summer. They will resume in September.
Castleton Community Center holds its monthly birthday lunch at
noon, Wednesday, July 27. East Creek Catering provides a roast
turkey dinner, complete with mashed potatoes, gravy, hot vegetable,
cranberry sauce, salad, and dinner roll. Get your reservation in by
10:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, by calling 468-3093.
Explore Castleton history with local author Don Thompson.
Wednesday, July 27, he speaks at 7:00 p.m. in the Castleton Free
Library, using material from his histories of Castleton and Lake
Bomoseen. Call 468-5574 for details.
The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced winners of
the July 4 parade float contest. Poultney Area Artists Guild won
for "best depicts theme"; Poultney Women's Club for "best depicts
organization"; Poultney Bluegrass Society for "most photographic";
Poultney Rotary for "most patriotic"; and Trolley Stop Restaurant
for best theme depiction.
Castleton State College recently hired a new associate academic
dean, Yasmine Ziesler. She previously worked at CCV in Burlington
and Waterbury and earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from Boston
The town of Castleton has opened Crystal Beach to all local
residents without charge. To get in, they must show proof of
residency and a driver's license to the access gate
Upward Bound students at Castleton State College recently built a
rain garden on campus. They used a combination of landscape fabric,
recycled newspaper, local mulch and perennial plants that work
together to absorb runoff rainwater from the school's science
center. Ann Honan, Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory instructor at
the school, aided the students as they built the 300-square-foot
plot, with advice from Chuck Domenie, watershed instructor with the
Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District. Project
funding was from a $14,000 Champlain Basin grant to the
conservation district for installing local community rain gardens.
The district plans to build a rain garden in Wells or Pawlet
and another at Poultney High, once students return to local