Friday, October 9, 2015

"You Gotta Have Art…"

A highlight of Cider Days has always been the Mount Holly Library Book Sale.  And this year will be no exception.  Along with many  wonderful offerings in adult and children's fiction and non fiction, this year's book sale features an especially wonderful selection of art books.  All sorts of art books about all sorts of art.  From Japanese Calligraphy to European Renaissance Paintings  to American Modern.  Books for the coffee table, books for the eye, books for the soul.  Books of every variety  waiting for good homes and eager readers.  Come and see for yourself at the Mount Holly Library Book Sale.  10AM to 4PM, Sat and Sun. Oct. 10 and 11.

Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WIFI available 24/7

Friday, October 2, 2015

Star Wars Reads Day at the FML

Follow the force to the library one week from today! On Friday, October 9th the FML Youth Library will be celebrating the 2015 edition of Star Wars Reads Day! Jedi's young and old are invited to the library to sample some traditional Star Wars treats (Wookie Cookies anyone?), have a photo taken at the Star Wars photo wall, visit the craft table or try their skill at games such as Storm Trooper bowling or Ewok Rock Toss. There will even be cool Star Wars freebies to take home as well!  Festivities begin at 3:00 and the fun will continue until 4:30. Be sure not to miss out on the excitement!


Sacha Krawczyk
Youth Services Librarian
Fletcher Memorial Library
Ludlow, Vermont 05149

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Vermont Packinghouse

The US meat industry is almost entirely controlled by four companies. If we are to ever to move away from this consolidation and towards a de-centralized and sustainable base of meat production, we must develop mid-sized supply chains that are big enough to have an impact, yet small enough to care. Making meat as it ought to be, that is the mission of Vermont Packinghouse.
While a new company, Vermont Packinghouse is the 2nd plant in a network of medium-small meat packing plants working towards this mission. The first is Lorentz Meats in Cannon Falls, Minnesota which has been in operation since 1968. Lorentz Meats provides a strong network foundation that has greatly strengthened in the last decade. Vermont Packinghouse located in North Springfield, will prove that making good meat really can happen on a regional scale.
Vermont Packinghouse offers a full suit of meat processing services from slaughter and fabrication to case-ready fresh sausages and fully cooked items.  These include ready-to-eat sausages, bacon, and ham.
Our facility is USDA inspected, certified organic, and 3rd party audited for safety, quality, and animal welfare.
We work with a wide range of customers, from direct marketers bringing in just one animal, to branded programs with a full truckload.
Our abattoir handles cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats. We do not slaughter,but will further process poultry.
Our fabrication area regularly handles cuts from full primal cuts to 4 oz. portion steaks. All cuts are vacuum packaged. Our further processing can produce fresh and Ready To Eat (RET) sausages to a wide range of specifications. 
We offer ham and bacon curing and slicing, in addition to the following specialty services:
  • Natural Curing
  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging
  • Stated net weight portioning of raw and cooked products
Some services do have minimum volume requirements and/or set-up charges.
25 Fairbanks Rd., N. Springfield, VT 05150

Monday, September 28, 2015



On Sunday October 4 the Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Proctorsville will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals to honor of the love and compassion that St. Francis felt toward all creatures on this earth.  Pastor Todd McKee will personally bless each animal brought to the event, be they furry, finned or feathered.  It will be a time to celebrate the bond between humans and animals as well as the value that pets bring into our lives.  The event will be held at 1:30 at Gethsemane Church on Depot St., rain or shine.   Dogs should be leashed, cats in carriers and fish in their bowls.