The Station Bakery and Café to move
POULTNEY - Nancy Duncan is moving her Poultney business, The
Station Bakery and Café, to a new location. Shutting down her
bakery in the old train station at 28 Depot St. as July ended, she
plans to re-open soon after July 18, at 150 Main St.
Duncan was forced to move her Thursday through Tuesday business
when alternative education LiHigh School purchased the building she
was leasing. Although the space she is moving to is larger than the
one she is leaving, she must outfit her new quarters, with a stove,
mixer, deli case, griddle, and tables and chairs. Re-opening in the
new site has another snag; it is delayed until after July 18, when
the health inspector has returned from vacation.
She is extremely grateful for generous support from the whole
community, Duncan said. She took over what had been her son's
restaurant, converting it to a morning-and-lunch café and
group-meeting site, about a year ago.
LiHigh School Culinary Institute to occupy
POULTNEY - LiHigh School is in the final stages of purchasing the
building being vacated by The Station restaurant to convert it into
the new LiHigh School Culinary Institute at the historic station on
Main Street in Poultney.
Originally built in 1917 as the Delaware and Hudson Railroad
Station, the historic station has housed various
restaurants since the railroad stopped its passenger service to
Poultney in 1934, most recently serving as the location of The
Station, a coffee shop and bakery. School owner/co-director Greg
Rosenthal says students will take the lead in the building's
renovation and design, a project planned to begin in July.
LiHigh has been in Poultney since 2007, renting space in the
Poultney Small Business Center. With the expanded footprint in
Poultney, the school plans to keep part of the Institute's space
available to the public. Students will learn "life, career, and
entrepreneurial skills, and part of that involves being of service
to the community," Rosenthal says.
CSC wide receiver posts top stats
CASTLETON - Congratulations to Castleton State College senior wide
receiver Brandon Boyle, recently named a Preseason First-Team
All-American by Beyond Sports Network (BSN). Last year, he
received such All-America accolades as All-America First Team
honors from both the American Football Coaches Association and BSN.
In 2012, he finished second in the nation in total receiving yards
(1533), receiving yards per game (139.4), and seventh in receptions
per game (8.7). He also made 96 catches and 18 touchdown
receptions, both Spartan records.
Town office building improvements
CASTLETON - Progress is underway in refurbishing the town office
building at 556 Main Street. Architect John Berryhill is contracted
for the detailed design phase of the work; asbestos consult
Claypoint associates is developing bid documents and getting
contractor bids for interior demolition. Taggert Brothers is
removing the abandoned oil tank.
Town officer opening
CASTLETON - There is now an opening on the town's planning
committee. The select board has decided not to re-appoint John
Lani's weekly picks
Thursday July 4 - Poultney's Independence Day celebration begins
with a 10 a.m. parade west from East Poultney down Main Street to
the Poultney Elementary School and a day of family activities.
Friday, July 5 - The 40th Army Band performs at the Gazebo in Fair
Haven's town park. 7 p.m. This concert is in the north end of the
park, to accommodate the larger than usual turnout expected.
Saturday, July 6 - Pond Hill Pro Rodeo, 1683 Pond Hill Ranch Rd.,
Castleton, begins a Saturday season of classic rodeo events,
running through August 31.
Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7 - Observe the 236th anniversary
of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont at the
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill
Road, Hubbardton. Revolutionary War battle maneuvers Sunday
Saturday, July 6 -- Poultney's Annual Youth Flea Market. 9 a.m. - 1
Sunday, July 7 - Poultney's third annual Strawberry
Festival, on the Green in East Poultney. 6 p.m. Karen Festa,
Tuesday, July 9 - Seven traditional acoustic musicians and
vocalists make up the Bluegrass Gospel Project, performing at the
new Castleton State College Pavilion, 62 Alumni Dr., 7 p.m.