Monday, October 31, 2011

Planning Commission Vacancies


The terms of two members of the Planning Commission end in November 2011. 

Appointments to the terms ending in November 2014 will be made at the November Select Board meeting.  Interested individuals should contact the Select Board, P.O. Box 248, Mount Holly, email, or phone 259-2391 by November 7. 

The Planning Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 pm.  

Vermontapalooza at the Library!

Did you know that the Mt. Holly Library collection contains the works of many exciting Vermont authors? Some of them from right here in town.

Works of fiction include, 17 titles by renowned mystery writer and Vermont author , Archer Mayor, whose detective, Joe Gunther, stakes his territory right here in the Green Mountain state. The Library has Mayor's most recent work in hard cover, his first on CD, and many in between.

We have multiple titles by Frank Mosher, whose stories are also set here in Vermont.

And Marc Estein's "The Lamantations of Julius Marantz" is a bumpy, idiosyncratic ride by a brilliant Burlington based author, whose work conjures up a bit of Nathaniel West, some Mark Helprin, and a touch of Woody Allen.

From the non fiction and very local department, we have "Shouts and Whispers; The Civil War Correspondence of D.D. Priest, of Mt. Holly, VT," by Nancy Wilson.

And of course, the recent and widely praised biography, "Ethan Allen, His Life and Times," by Willard Randall.

For something betwixt and between fiction and non fiction, we offer, "Lucy E., Road to Victory," whose main character is born in Mt. Holly in 1826 and whose life, as told by Rutlander, Cassie Horner, is based on a true story.

There is even a book on the late, and much lamented, Green Mountain Transit Company.

So come on into the library and meet some new...and old..Vermont neighbors.
Library Hours
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

Monday, October 10, 2011

2011 Mount Holly Photo Contest WINNERS!

Congratulations to this year's photo contest winners.  As always, the judges had a difficult time making their decisions.  Many thanks to our judges Diana Garrow, Brenda Kelly, Alec McCallum, Stephanie Stouffer, and Craig Tomkinson for their always thoughtful discussions and selection.  Please note that Craig had to recuse himself from any discussion about family members' photos. 

And thanks to everyone in the community who voted over the weekend for their favorite photos and for the 2013 Mount Holly Calendar.  For the first time, our popular prize winner was also our Grand Prize winner, Robin Boger - although she won for two different photos! 

There is still time to vote for the photos for the 2013 Mount Holly Calendar.  The photos will be on exhibit through Sunday, October 23 on the lower level of the Community Center/Library.  Please visit during the library hours.

Finally, don't forget to buy your 2012 Mount Holly Calendars!  They are still available at the Belmont Store, Town Office, and the Community Center/Library.

2011 Mount Holly Photo Contest

                         Photo Name                            Photographer

GRAND PRIZE:                  Help!                                    Robin Boger

POPULAR PRIZE!            Hello, World!                          Robin Boger

First Prize                        The Bad and the Beautiful         Kristopher Covalla

Second Prize                     Apples on Ice                            Beth Chase

Third Prize                     Gabrielle Grouse                           Dorothy Tomkinson
Honorary Mention          Blueberry Harvest                         Laura Douglas  

Honorary Mention           Field of Dreams                           Jacob Mailhiot     

5 to 12                                               

First Prize                                         Friends                                    Hannah Paz           

Second Prize                         Patch’s Pasture                                   Lukas DeArruda

13 to 18

First Prize                             Sunlit Bouquet                                   Caroline Sardella

Second Prize                         October Glory                                    Chloe Demers

Third Prize                            Apple Love                                          Meredith Green