Library programs set for summer
POULTNEY - School is nearly out, and the summer library programs
will soon begin. Before school lets out, the library staff visits
Poultney Elementary in costume, and tells of the summer's planned
free events at the library. On this summer's schedule are Rockin'
Ron the Friendly Pirate, Summer Encore, Simon the Storyteller, CLIF
Storyteller Event (Free Books), "Diggin in the Dirt"(with live
animals), Stuffed Animal Sleepover, and more. All programs are
family-friendly and fun for all ages.
Town buildings see progress
CASTLETON - Castleton voters may have a say on the proposed fire
station building on July 22. That's the tentative date set for a
vote, depending on how the state views the selected site on Route
30 as to its wetlands designation and the permissibility of a curb
cut. Given the state's go-ahead signals, voters will decide whether
to approve a $1.5 million bond for construction.
If the state says yes and the voters say yes, the town can
activate a purchase agreement to buy the five-acre site for
$125,000. The station could be a concrete reality by sometime in
2015, provided it can jump the Act 250 hurdle.
Renovating the historic town office building is also underway.
The architect, John Berryhill of NBF Architects in Rutland,
recently met with town employees in a discussion aimed at planning
the building's interior. In November, voters approved spending
$750,000 for the renovation and another $240,000 will come from the
Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation.
It seems likely that Castleton voters will use American Legion
Crippen-Fellows Post 50 as their polling site in the future. The
post's executive committee recently considered and approved a
Letter of Understanding to that effect from the town.
Lucy DeMatties and Sadie Brown, named valedictorian and
salutatorian of Poultney High's graduating class of 2013. Both are
members of the National Honor Society and were varsity cheerleaders
and members of the Interact Club. DeMatties was also a member of
the Student Council and Athletic Council and was co-president of
the Senior Class, with plans to attend the University of Vermont.
Brown was in the Poultney High School Band and Chorus and was also
active in 4-H. She is on her way to SUNY Plattsburgh.
Aaron Ashton, recently joining the Brass Butterfly in Poultney
as general manager and sales person. A Green Mountain College
graduate, Ashton recently finished a year working in
AmeriCorps-VISTA as part of Vermont's Agency of Human Services in
Lani's weekly picks
Saturday, June 8 - Learn to make a simple kite or fly your own at
the Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd., Hubbardton, 1-4
Tuesday, June 11 - The Panhandlers Steel Band, a 13-member steel
'pan' band, makes happy music at the Castleton State College
pavilion, starting at 7 p.m. Director Scott Paulson leads the
group, based at the Vermont Independent School of the Arts in
Sharon, as it brings the sounds of joy in the tropics from an
assortment of steel and lead oil drums, lead pans, and other metal,
'repurposed' containers. Rain or shine. For more info, call