Wed, Apr 4, 2012 09:19 AM
WELLS GETS LAKE ACCESS
WELLS-The town of Wells recently gained access to Lake St.
Catherine, purchasing 300 acres of undeveloped lakefront and forest
land, working with the Vermont Land Trust and Vermont Housing and
Conservation Board. Nearly two-thirds of the "Delaney property"
will become a low-impact outdoor recreation area, sporting picnic
tables and a canoe and kayak launch.
A seven-member group is working on a management plan for the rec
area, with an open house celebration slated for mid-June.
Two small portions of the remaining land have been purchased, under
stipulation that they not be developed further. One parcel, the
Delaney farmstead, is conserved as Little Lake Orchard, to grow a
variety of fruits and meet the public as a pick-your-own venture.
The new owners are Rico and Jill Balzano.
CASTLETON-Castleton Village School sixth graders have been studying
the earth and looking at what is unique about Vermont. Seventh
graders were learning about cell division and then going on to
genetics. Eighth graders were learning physics concepts and
planning to work toward their NECAP test.
Eighth graders began learning calculus principles. They are getting
a sampling of what they will learn in high school as well as
learning how a speedometer, radar, and lidar work. An intro to
trigonometry will follow.
Grades six through eight have been experimenting with linear
perspective to add depth to what they draw.
Government has been the focus of the CVS social studies program,
with eighth graders looking at the U.S. federal government seventh
graders, contemorary European countries; and sixth graders, ancient
Castleton State College sophomore Alec Alspach recently created a
phys ed mentoring program for students in grades six through eight
at CVS. The nine-week effort initially promoted physical activity
to 30 students who were reserved in the classroom and less likely
to participate in after-school activities. Activities the students
tried ranged from tag to choreographed dances; fellow Castleton
State students Cody Tancreti, Hannah Corkum and Mackenzie Gage
helped to teach the course.
GREEN MOUNTAIN College FEATURED
POULTNEY-A number of nationwide or regional publications featured
activities at Green Mountain College. EE News mentioned Green
Mountain in a discussion about the growing sustainability movement
on U.S. college campuses. The Adventure Program and plans for
spring break made The Western Star, a Canadian newspaper, while the
Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) certificate program
were featured in both EcoSeed and The Sacramento Bee, and
CleanTechnica focused on the new major in Eco-Design and renewable
The school's recycling program also received recognition in
Recycling Today, Environmental Leader, and Casella.
EASIER WALKING TO COME
FAIR HAVEN - The sidewalk project on Fourth Street in Fair Haven is
expected to begin within the next several weeks. The sidewalks are
being completely reworked in concrete, five feet wide, with new
curbing and drainage, at a cost of $281,524. Town officials awarded
the project to Belden Company of Rutland during a Selectboard
meeting this week, marking the next step in the long-awaited
These footways are heavily used as peole walk between Route 22A and
Route 4 as well as to Fair Haven Union High School and Fair Haven
Grade School. Expectations are for the work to take about eight
FANCY DRESS TIME COMING
FAIR HAVEN-Thanks to Sophia Hadeka, Miss Vermont's Outstanding Teen
2011, and Caitlin's Closet, Fair Haven teens had an opportunity to
find formal wear for their upcoming spring special events - prom,
dance, academic awards, or sports banquets. Dresses were free for
young women in the Fair Haven, Castleton, Poultney, Benson and
Sunday, April 8-Easter Breakfasts - American Legion Post #49, Fair
Haven, 8-11 a.m., Tinmouth Community Church, 6 Bliss Rd., 7:30
Friday, April 13-Mothers Day Special at Devils Bowl Speedway, West
Haven, 2743 Rt. 22A, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14-Randy Brock, candidate for Vermont governor's
post at Castleton GOP quarterly breakfast, Trak-In, Bomoseen 8:30