Friday, October 27, 2017

November Youth Activities at the FML

Story Time
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
Best suited for ages 6 & under
Each week features a theme, music, and a craft or activity.

Read with Sailor
November 22, 2017
School aged children are invited to the library to read a story or two with Sailor the Reading Dog. He’s a great listener! 

Monday Night Movie 
Monday November 27, 2017
Sony Pictures Animation© Presents “The Emoji Movie” (PG)
Books and Cooks
Thursday November 16, 2017
Grades 2 & up
Holiday Quick Breads
This month we will bake up mini quick breads loaves to distribute to family or community members we wish to say “Thank You” to this holiday season. 

Tween Scene
Friday November 17, 2017
Grades 5 & Up
We’ll make “Thank You” cards to accompany our mini quick breads and talk about what we would like to do at future meetings.

Crafty Tuesdays
Grades K & Up
November 7th- Clothes Pin Puppets- I bet you didn’t know that clothes pins can be used to make fun puppets with moveable mouths!  Don’t miss out on making these cool puppets!
14th- Glove Creatures- Is it a glove or your new BFF? We’ll be using stretchy gloves to create one of a kind creatures.
21st- Cork Turkey Place Cards-Make sure no one sits in the wrong seat at Thanksgiving dinner with these cute turkey place holders.
28th- Shrinky Dink Emoji Pins- Trace or draw your favorite emoji on to amazing shrinky dink plastic, add heat, and then turn it into a cool pin to put on your backpack or to give a friend!

STEM Night
Monday November 20, 2017
Mayflower Challenge
The pilgrims are headed across the sea to settle in the new world. Help them survive their journey by designing them a strong ship that will endure the long trip and stormy seas.

 Dorothy’s List Book Club
Book pick up After November 13th
Book Club Meeting Thursday December 21, 2017
Wish by Barbara O’Connor
“Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite.
But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is, until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all.”(

Thursday, October 5, 2017

James Bond Returns to Ludlow in "Spectre" on October 14

For Immediate Release


James Bond Returns to Ludlow in "Spectre" on October 14

FOLA's (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) next movie will be "Spectre", a James Bond feature, on Saturday, October 14 at 7 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.
Spectre (2012) is the twenty-fourth spy film in the James Bond film series produced by Eon Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures. It is Daniel Craig's fourth performance as James Bond, and the second film in the series directed by Sam Mendes following Skyfall, with a screenplay written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth.
The story sees Bond pitted against the global criminal organisation Spectre and their leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Bond attempts to thwart Blofeld's plan to launch a global surveillance network, and discovers Spectre and Blofeld were behind the events of the previous three films. The film marks Spectre and Blofeld's first appearance in an Eon Productions film since 1971's Diamonds Are Forever with Christoph Waltz playing the organisation's leader. Several recurring James Bond characters, including M, Q and Eve Moneypenny return, with the new additions of Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Andrew Scott as Max Denbigh, and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra.
Spectre was filmed from December 2014 to July 2015, with locations in Austria, the United Kingdom, Italy, Morocco and Mexico. The action scenes prioritised practical effects and stunts, while still employing computer-generated imagery made by five different companies. Spectre was estimated to have cost around $245 million, making it the most expensive Bond film and one of the most expensive films ever made.
The film was released on 26 October 2015 in the United Kingdom, fifty years after release of Thunderball (1965), thirty years after release of A View to a Kill (1985), and twenty years after release of GoldenEye (1995), on the same night as the world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London, followed by a worldwide release which included IMAX screenings. It was released in the United States one week later, on 6 November. Upon its release, Spectre received mostly favourable reviews from critics, with its acting, suspense, action sequences, and the performances of Waltz and Bautista receiving notable acclaim. The theme song "Writing's on the Wall", performed and co-written by the British singer Sam Smith, won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Spectre grossed over a total of $880 million worldwide, the second largest unadjusted income for the series after Skyfall. A sequel is set for a 2019 date.
The movie is open to everyone and is free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn will be supplied by Berkshire Bank with water provided by FOLA. For information, call (802) 228-7239 or visit the FOLA web site,

Friday, September 22, 2017

October youth activities at the FML

Story Time
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
Best suited for ages 6  & under
Each week features a theme, music, and a craft or activity.

Read with Sailor
October 25, 2017
School aged children are invited to the library to read a story or two with Sailor the Reading Dog. He’s a great listener! 

Monday Night Movie 
October 30, 2017 5:00-6:45pm
Disney Studios© Presents The Haunted Mansion (PG)
Snacks will be provided

 Books and Cooks
Thursday October 26, 2017
Grades 2 & Up
Spooky Treats
Join in the fun as we make some ghoulish goodies to be served at this year’s FML Halloween Party. 

Tween Scene
Friday October 20, 2017
Grades 5 & Up
Do you like to volunteer or help out? Then this new group is for you! Each month we’ll take on a new project aimed at helping the community. This month’s focus will be on making decorations and games for FML’s annual Halloween Party.

Crafty Tuesdays
Grades K & Up
October 3rd- Personalized Pens- Here’s your chance to make a one of a kind writing tool unlike none other!
10th- Perler Beads- Whether it’s your first time or you’re an old pro, making colorful crafts with Perler Beads is always fun!
17th- No crafts this week
24th- Bouncy Black Cats- Make a spooky or cute 3D cat out of construction paper.
31st – Halloween! Decorate a mini-pumpkin- You won’t want to miss your chance to create a zany or creepy  mini pumpkin to take home with you.

STEM Night
Monday October 16, 2017
The Science of Candy
Do Peeps float? What can you build using candy corn? What candy can you use to blow up a balloon? Find out the answers to these questions and more!

FML’s Annual Halloween Party
Friday October 27, 2017
Stop by the library to have some ghoulish goodies, play some ghastly games and have a spook-tastic time! Costumes are optional and all ages welcome!

Friday, July 7, 2017

"Elsa and Fred", a Comedy-drama movie, is Featured in Ludlow, July 8

"Elsa and Fred", a Comedy-drama, is Featured in Ludlow, July 8

A movie rarely made available in this part of the country, "Elsa and Fred", will be FOLA's (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) next film presentation on Saturday, July 8 at 7 PM
 in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.

"Elsa and Fred" is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Michael Radford and starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer.

"Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroianni but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa.

From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live -- be it more or less -- is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases. Fred surrenders to Elsa's frenzy, to her youth, to her boldness, to her beautiful madness. And this is how Fred learns how to live. When he learns about Elsa's terminal illness, he decides to make her dream come true and takes Elsa to Rome to reenact with her the famous scene at the Fontana di Trevi.

The movie is open to everyone and is free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn will be provided by Berkshire Bank and water by FOLA. For information, call (802)228-7239 or visit the FOLA web site at

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Film on Health Care for All

Mary McCallum

Two local groups of activists are co-sponsoring a movie night and discussion on “Healthcare for Everybody” in Chester on Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30 . The event will take place in the Social Hall of the First Universalist Parish, 211 North Street in Chester’s Stone Village.   “Now is the Time” is a feature length film that addresses the need for single payer health insurance in the United States.  
Two Rivers Indivisible is a group of activists from Chester, Cavendish, Andover, Ludlow, Springfield and Bartonsville and surrounding towns that has been working on preventing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and other critical issues since February.  The Human Rights Café has been meeting in Saxtons River to create a safe and inspiring space to share human rights concerns and information and to plan solutions and actions.  Both groups are concerned about the impact that losing access to Medicaid and health insurance subsidies would have on vulnerable people in Vermont, especially low income, disabled and people with pre-existing conditions.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring three recently retired health care professionals from our community.  With the Senate now working on a replacement for “Obamacare”, this will be a timely event for anyone concerned about how we pay for and access health care in this country.
Childcare will be provided for preschool and school aged children.  Contact Susan at if you require childcare.  There will also be popcorn and other light refreshments to enjoy and good people to meet.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


June 24, 2017
Settings 5:00 P.M. till Gone
Odd Fellows Hall, Belmont, VT
Roast Beef Supper
Mashed Potatoes, w/gravy, Veg., Rolls, and Desserts
ADULTS $12.00

More info Call 259-2060

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Education Tax Comparisons

Education Tax Comparisons

FY 2018 Tax Rate Tax
Property Value= $100,000 200,000 300,000
Black River 1.8087 $1808. $3617. $5426.
Mill River 1.6441 1644. 3288. $4932.
SAVINGS $165. $329. $494.
FY 2020
Estimate Tax Rate Tax
Property Value= $100,000 200,000 300,000
Black River 1.9475 $1947. $3,895. $5,843.
Mill River 1.5515 1551. 3,103. 4,655.
SAVINGS $594. $792. $1,188.
Tax Rate data from TRSU and Mill River Supervisory Union