Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stephanie Stouffer Gallery

                         SHOP EARLY...SHOP LOCALLY!
                                FRI. SAT. SUN. 10-4

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Are you happy with the way Mount Holly is growing?
Not Sure

Friday, November 18, 2011

Community Christmas Celebration

Christmas show 2010 Bruce Farr and Tony Mastaler 2.jpg




Bruce Farr
and Tony Mastaler Featured in FOLA
Community Christmas Gala, Dec. 16
As part of the Community Christmas Celebration planned by FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) at Ludlow Town Hall's Auditorium on Friday, December 16 at 7 pm, Bruce Farr, a local creative writer and commentator, will read the famous poem, "The Night Before Christmas".  Pictured above is Farr as he read Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales", with guitar accompaniment by Tony Masteler, during last year's Christmas Celebration. 
This will be one of the many segments of the Community Christmas Celebration.  The program will include the Bell Ringers, led by Connie Wilcox, music by students from Black River High School, a skit featuring Broadway and TV personalities Stan and Jane Hart, and a sing-along led by students from the Ludlow Elementary School.  It's rumored that there may be one or two surprise events added to the holiday event.
George Thomson will tie the entire event together acting as program emcee.
"This will be a chance for FOLA to thank the people for supporting us and to offer everyone a chance to celebrate this holiday with family, friends, and neighbors," said Ralph Pace, FOLA chairman.  He indicated that the event was free and open to all to attend.
The Community Christmas Celebration will be at Ludlow's Town Hall on Friday, December 16 at 7 pm.  For information, call 802-228-7239.

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Killington - Adult Season Pass

Brigid Sullivan

A friend in Boston won a voucher for a Killington Unlimited Adult Season Pass that they won't be able to use. Killington currently prices this pass at $1,349.00. There are no black out dates on this pass.  

They are offering it for sale for $1,200.00 with $150 going the Friends of Star Lake. The voucher will be in Belmont over the long Thanksgiving break. Please contact me if you or someone you trust would like to purchase it.
It would make a great early holiday gift for yourself or a loved one!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2013 Mount Holly Calendar!

Congratulations to the
photographers whose photos were chosen for the
2013 Mount Holly Calendar!
Their names and photos are below.
Many thanks to everyone who voted on the calendar photos.  It's always a lot of fun to see who will make it into the calendar.

AND...don't forget to buy your 2012 Mount Holly Calendar!  
Supplies are limited. 
Available at the Belmont Store, Town Office, andCommunity Center/Library 

Mount Holly 2013 Calendar

PAGE                                                PHOTO                                               PHOTOGRAPHER

Cover                                                Friends                                               Hannah Paz

       Page 1                                                Ice Castle in Blue                                   John McClure

    Page 2                                                Spring Blooms                                   Bessie Centini

January                                    Solitude                                                Paul Warren

February                                    Flames of Snow                                    Ron Unterman

March                                                Sign of Spring                                               Teresa Van Dine

April                                                Misty Morning                                   Robin Boger

May                                                Crab Apple Blossoms                                   Randy Paz

June                                                Field of Dreams                                   Jacob Mailhiot

July                                                Blueberry Harvest                                   Laura Douglas

August                                                Summer Fun on Star Lake                       Joe Hammond

September                                    Early Fall                                               Candace Neary

October                                    Autumn Palette                                    Susan Presson

November                                    Glass Fences                                               Kristpher Covalla

December                                    Apples on Ice                                               Beth Chase           

Back Cover                                    Patch’s Pasture                                   Luke DeArruda           

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


On Tuesday, November 29, 2011, the Ludlow Rotary Club will host its annual luncheon for prospective members at DJ’s Restaurant from 12:15 to 1:30 pm.  To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to learn more about the activities of the Ludlow Rotary Club, interested persons are invited to call Leslie Lever, Rotary membership chairperson, at 228-4744 for additional details concerning this event.  You may also call Brigid Sullivan at 259-2274.

The Ludlow Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, a group of more than 1.2 million business and professional people worldwide that seeks to improve local and world conditions.  For example, Rotary International humanitarian efforts have all but eradicated polio worldwide.  Paul P. Harris, the founder of Rotary, was born in 1868 and was raised in Wallingford, Vermont.  He attended the Black River Academy in Ludlow and, in 1905, formed the first Rotary club in Chicago, Illinois.

The Ludlow Rotary Club service area includes Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Cavendish and Plymouth and draws members from each of these communities.  The club meets for lunch and fellowship on Tuesdays.  Club activities fund scholarships for area students, support local not-for-profit organizations and contribute to a myriad of other local and international humanitarian efforts.

Visit our website at for more club info.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


A News Release from
Rutland Windsor Supervisory Union
For Immediate Release
Date: November 2, 2011
From: Rutland Windsor Supervisory Union Board
Contact: 802-228-2541

On Wednesday night, October 26, 2011, the Rutland Windsor Supervisory Board held an informational meeting in the Ludlow Elementary School Gym. The topic of discussion was the proposed creation of a new Supervisory Union that would include the Districts currently making up the Rutland Windsor Supervisory Union (RWSU) and the Windsor Southwest Supervisory Union (WSWSU).
The Board stressed that the creation of a new Supervisory Union is intended to reduce costs at the administration level. All schools within the two Supervisory Unions will remain open and there are no plans to close any of the schools in either district.
The discussion between the board and the attending public focused on 2 main areas of concern, the possible reduction in costs and increased educational opportunities for students in the participating S.U.’s. Many questions focused on perception that this process is proceeding in a tight timeline. The board responded that the process has been going on for some time and that there are several reasons for the timeline including votes in Londonderry, Landgrove, Peru and Weston to form a Regional Education District (RED) that would then remove those districts from the Windsor Southwest Supervisory Union and then add them to the Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union. The Vermont State Board of Education will consider both proposals in mid-January.
The question was asked if the creation of the new Supervisory Union would affect the sports at Black River High School and the board stated it saw no reason sports would be impacted. There were also concerns over transportation costs and what impact Ludlow’s Municipal Transportation System would have on the new S.U.
Educational benefits of a new S.U. are being explored as well. On Friday, November 4th, Administrators from both Supervisory Unions will meet to consider specific ways to increase educational opportunities by combining their respective administrative structures. Finding new solutions to current challenges within the current districts will be the goal.
There will be another Joint Planning Committee meeting of the combined Rutland Windsor S.U. & Windsor Southwest S.U. Boards on November 16th at the Cavendish Town Elementary School and the public is encouraged to attend. Norm Andrews a financial consultant contracted by the Vermont Department of Education will present the projected financial impacts of the creation of the new S.U. This is a very important meeting as it should answer many of the questions that relate to the financial benefits of the new S.U. This will be an important meeting to attend if you have questions about this process.
On November 30th there will be Public Informational Meeting of the Rutland Windsor S.U. Board at the Ludlow Elementary School Gym.