Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hi Mount Holly Newsflash Reader!

CSA’s were created as a way for the buyer to become an integral part of the agricultural community by pre-purchasing  shares.  Plew Farm's CSA is for community members who pre-pay for a seasonal supply of products.  Rather than go to the bank for a loan before each season, we reach out to our community to help cover our cost for feed, purchase of livestock, seed, maintenance, etc.  That way the community gets the "interest" instead of a big bank.

The benefits of membership include a discount; flexibility in purchasing, and knowing where your food comes from as well as the farmers that grow it. 

We offer a variety of products for purchase throughout the year, and with that in mind, we have decided to go with a CSA Farm Share model using credit instead of box pickups.  This will allow you to shop and choose exactly what you’d like.  No need to worry about missing a week if you are going to be out of town, and no problem picking up an extra chicken when company arrives!  We have 1/2 shares, valued at $200 or full shares, valued at $400. 

Plew Farm Shares are available for purchase at a discount, depending on your purchase date.  You will be able to redeem your credit at our tables at The Mount Holly Farmers Market or The Ludlow Farmers Market, or here at the house. 

You may begin using your Plew Farm Shares in May, think bedding plants!  Fresh chickens will be available starting in June.  Summer brings produce, pantry items, pies and SALSA!  We will also be offering boxes of individual pork cuts, so you'll know exactly what cuts you're getting.   And just in time for your Thanksgiving meal, we'll have pasture-raised turkeys.  You may use your farm share credit towards these items and anything else our farm offers for sale. 

CSA Pricing

1/2 share = $200.00 value
Full share = $400.00 value

BY FEBRUARY 29, 2012

$200 (1/2 share) you pay $180
$400 (full share) you pay $360

MARCH 1 - MARCH 31, 2012
$200 (1/2 share) you pay $186
$400 (full share) you pay $372

APRIL 1 - APRIL 30, 2012
$200 (1/2 share) you pay $190
$400 (full share) you pay $380


Plew Farm uses all organic growing methods and no GMOs


Use your Plew Farm Share credits to purchase any of the following items during the season.  We'll keep track of your spending for you, with regular updates of how much is in your 'account'.


Join our CSA
Thank you for considering joining our CSA .  Plew Farm shares are available in the form of discounted, pre-purchased credit.  You may purchase as many shares as you wish.  Shares are discounted, dependent upon purchase date. 

Click here and fill out the order form and return to Plew Farm.

Visit our website www.plewfarm.com

Mt. Holly Library/Classics for a Reason

Fr:  Susan Presson, Mt. Holly Library

The Mt. Holly Library prides itself on having many of the titles on the best seller list at any given time. But did you know that the library also  has a large collection of literary classics from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries…. all those books you really MEANT to read, but somehow just never got around to? Chances are, we might have them.  Or, that one great book you really adored, and would love to read again.  We might have that too.

Come on in and meet…or get reacquainted with… "Nicholas Nickleby" and  "Jane Eyre"  "Ivanhoe" and "Don Quixote."  From Bronte to Wharton, George Orwell to Thomas Mann, the library is a the place to meet up with the great authors of the past, as well as the present.

Children's classics abound as well.  "Make Way for the Ducklings" and "Babar the King," are on our shelves, along with many other books you might happily recall from your own childhood.  And for Young Adults, there is "Catcher in the Rye" and "Ann of Green Gables."  And dozens more. 

The Mt Holly Library is both a ticket to future great reading and a passage to revisit and renew our shared literary heritage. So please come in and join the ride!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ludlow-Mt Holly Democratic Committees Ponder Redistricting at Feb 21 meeting

With the likely impact of the proposed redistricting of Vermont's
legislative districts occupying a good deal of their concern, the town
Democratic Committees of Ludlow and Mt Holly plan to hold a joint meeting
on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 PM at Ludlow Town Hall to develop united strategy
for their candidate for the redistricted seat.

Based on pending legislation, both Mt Holly and Ludlow will be placed in a
new district for a house seat in Montpelier.  If passed, the legislation
will join these two towns with Shrewsbury to create a new house seat
district.  Previously, Mt Holly and Ludlow, along with Plymouth, were the
Rutland-Windsor 1 house seat district.

Eldred French, current Democratic house member from Shrewsbury, will
attend this meeting to discuss the implications of the redistricting and
strategy for retaining the seat within the new district.

Both David C. Hoeh of Belmont and Jim Alic of Ludlow, chairs of the Mt
Holly and Ludlow town committees expressed interest in developing
strategies for this election.  Alic noted, "It's extemely important that we
field a strong candidate who reflects the interests of his constituents.
Both Dave and I believe this is a winnable seat."

Alic stressed that the meeting is open to everyone interested in seeing
that "we send a representative to Montpelier concerned about the areas
interests and needs.  We don't care what your party affiliations are so
long as you're guided by the interests of the area."

For information, call 228-5380 or 259-2274.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chit Chat Deadline

Hi Everyone,
     The Chit Chat deadline is coming up on Wednesday February 22 for the March issue.  Please have all articles, poems, pictures, advertisements and other announcements to me by 6 pm of Wednesday February 22 to be included in the March issue.
Thanks for your help,
Diana Garrow

Knights of Columbus having a Roast Beef Dinner

The Knights of Columbus, in Ludlow will be having a Roast Beef Dinner with all the fixings on Saturday evening, February 18th beginning at 5pm. Church of the Annunciation Parish Center on Depot Street. Adults $10, Kids $6. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lamoine native wins Northern New England boxing title

Posted By UnBylined On February 10, 2012 (8:55 pm) 

Lamoine native Jayson Richter captured the Northern New England Golden Gloves novice welterweight title last weekend in Burlington, Vt., with a unanimous decision over Ian McCleod of Burlington.
Richter, a member of the Portland Boxing Club, pursued McCleod from the opening bell and earned a clear-cut decision, according to release on the club’s website.
Three other Portland Boxing Club members won titles as Casey Kramlich captured the light welterweight open class for his third straight crown by beating Brandon Berry of West Forks; Juan Lopez won the featherweight open division with a unanimous decision over Josh Bickford of Mt. Holly, Vt.; and featherweight Liz Leddy beat Amber Blumenfeld of Claremont, N.H., in the women’s open class.
The title winners advanced to the New England championships, which were being held over the weekend in Lowell, Mass.
Richter advanced to the Northern New England finals with two hard-fought wins, beating Anthony Collins of Lewiston and John Haley of Burlington, Vt.
Richter is a former U.S. Marine who is now premed student at the University of Southern Maine.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Black River Academy Program: Just Desserts

The Black River Academy Museum will host a well-known local singing group which includes Mount Holly residents Mary Faenza & her father Paul on Saturday, Feb. 11th at 7 PM at the museum, entitled "Just Desserts".  The evening will feature a number of romantic melodies in keeping with Valentine Day including such favorites as: It's My Party, What Kind of Fool Am I, and Love Me Tender.  The event will be directed by Stephanie Rowe.  In addition to the musical treats celebrating the occasion, delectable desserts, prepared by the fabulous chefs of the area, will be featured to complement the musical gala.  The museum is located at 14 High Street in Ludlow.  Tickets, purchased at the door, are $8 a person or $20 for a family.  For information, call 802-228-5050.

Making Valentine's Day Cards

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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The Build-Out Has Begun

Phase 1 construction underway, on the site of the Ludlow Community Center.

On January 23rd, Wright Construction began the build-out of Phase 1, which is scheduled to be an 8-week project. We are excited to report that after more than a year of planning, the new facility is becoming a reality. Once Phase 1 is completed, in late March, we will be able to obtain a certificate of occupancy...meaning, we can move in!

However, if we are successful with our fundraising for Phase 2, includes the HVAC system (priced at $76,000) and the studio (estimated at $85,000), we will keep Wright Constructuion on site and roll straight into Phase 2. But we are $50,000 away from that goal...if you, your business, or someone you know can help, every little bit counts. You can learn more about the project and make a donation by visiting our capital campaign web page.

CD / DVD Release Parties Over President's Weekend

"Irene's Wake", a volunteer music and video project, will be officially released on Friday, February 17th during a release party at Ludlow Town Hall, from 7 - 9PM. Performing will be Gypsy Reel, The Pleasants, Salt Ash Serenaders, and the Mt. Holly Folk Club. The following night, Saturday, February 18th, there will be a second release party, at The Outback in Ludlow. This one will start at 9PM, featuring Rick Redington & the Luv and Dank & the Funkstix. There is a $10 suggested donation to each release party. The CD / DVD compilation will also be available for purchase at each event.

The project is produced in conjunction with Mount Hollywood Studios and LPCTV and features songs written and recorded by local musicians, in response to Tropical Storm Irene and the recovery efforts, as well as music videos for a selection of the songs. Video footage and photographs were supplied by a wide variety of community members and volunteers.

Proceeds will benefit the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fundand LPCTV's building project.
Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage of Local Government Meetings
on Channel 10 (Channel 21 in Mount Holly)

February 9 - 17
LPCTV provides regular "gavel-to-gavel" coverage of many local government meetings. Meetings play on Channel 10 (21 in Mt Holly) each night at 7PM and repeat at midnight, 8AM, and 2PM the following day.

Thurs. 2/9- Village of Ludlow Board of Trustees (recorded 2/7)
Fri. 2/10- Ludlow Public Hearing on Town Plan (recorded 2/9)
Sat. 2/11- Mount Holly School Board (recorded 2/1)
Sun. 2/12
Union-39 School Board (recorded 2/1)
Mon. 2/13- Ludlow Elementary School Board (recorded 2/1)
Tues. 2/14- Ludlow Development Review Bd. (recorded 2/13)
Weds. 2/15- 
Cavendish Selectboard (recorded 2/13)
Thurs. 2/16- Mount Holly Selectboard (recorded 2/14)
Fri. 2/17- Plymouth Selectboard (recorded 2/6)

Volunteer Profile: "Bruce and Bruce", Black River High School Basketball

 If you've tuned into Channel 8 lately (or channel 20 in Mount Holly), or visitied LPCTV.org, you have probably noticed an abundance of high school basketball games. Specifically, Black River high School basketball games. Both boys' and girls' games. Volunteer cameraman Bruce Perry has been tirelessly providing this coverage for several years now, and beginning last year, he has teamed up with Bruce Schmidt, who has been providing play-by-play commentary, along with poist-game wrap ups and interviews with coaches. Becuase of dedicated volunteer support from team Bruce & Bruce, Black River sports is dependable programming on LPCTV.
Check program schedule for games here.

Become a 2012 Underwriter!
Do you want a low-cost alternative to advertising for your business? Do you want to show your business's support for local community television? LPCTV's 2012 Underwriting campaign is underway. Underwriting works like this: in exchange for your tax-deductible contribution of $250, $400, or $750, your business will receive daily exposure on both of our TV channels and website, all year long.

For more information or to sign up, visit the underwriting page on our website: www.lpctv.org/underwriting.
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Teen Tobacco Cessation Program

From: Black River Area Community Coalition

BRACC will offer an excellent  American Lung Association teen tobacco cessation program called Not on Tobacco (NOT) this spring.  It is available to any 14 to 18 year old who would like to quit.  It is free and the teen will receive support from BRACC and their peers.  We need at least 4 students in order to offer the program. 

The program is once a week for 10 weeks, approximately 1 hour per week.   If you, or anyone you know, would like to quit, please let us know by Feb. 28th.   Start breathing fresh air soon!!  Give your lungs and body a healthy break!!
BRACC--promoting a healthy involved community, supporting all youth in safe environments. 
Brigid Sullivan, Coordinator
Black River Area Community Coalition
PO Box 197
Ludlow, VT 05149
Phone/fax (802) 228-7878

Monday, February 6, 2012

NH murder suspect dies from injuries

NH murder suspect dies from injuries
By WCAX News - bio | email
A former Vermont school teacher accused of murdering his girlfriend, has died in jail.

Prosecutors say 60-year old Barry Winters poured gasoline on 57-year old Evelyn Spodnik's body and lit her on fire last June. The two lived in Wentworth, New Hampshire.

Up until late December, Winters had remained in a Boston hospital recovering from self-inflicted burns he received trying to light himself on fire at the time of the incident.

Winters was then imprisoned at the Grafton County House of Corrections. The New Hampshire Attorney General says he died Saturday from what appear to be complications from his burn injuries.

Winters was a teacher at Black River high school in Ludlow. Evelyn Spodnik was an elementary teacher in Holderness, New Hampshire.

items that are for sale in Belmont.

Good Afternoon,

I have a few items that are for sale in Belmont. 

I have:

A 3 cushion wide couch in good condition with 2 throw pillow. Mossy green color. $100
Craigslist listing with pic & better description - http://burlington.craigslist.org/fuo/2837254529.html

Set of wooden end tables. Good condition. $75
Craigslist listing with pic & better description - http://burlington.craigslist.org/fuo/2837397778.html

*I'd be happy to sell end tables and sofa as a set for $150*

Treadmill. Older but in perfect working condition. $25
Craigslist listing with pic & better description - http://burlington.craigslist.org/fuo/2837262750.html

Rocker Chair with Ottoman. Needs to be reupholstered but a very good quality chair.
Craigslist listing with pic & better description - http://burlington.craigslist.org/fuo/2837274257.html

Please email daniellelillard at gmail.com if you are interested. 

Thank you,

Ludlow Winter Carnival

From: Bob Balewicz

Loving Ludlow Winter Carnival” is sponsoring a ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ card tournament on Sunday, February 12, from 4-6 pm at the American Legion in Ludlow.

We have tables, cards, chips…we need experienced (or very astute TV Tourney observer ‘wanna-bee’s) DEALERS.

Any aspiring ‘Mike Sextons’ or ‘Vince Van Pattens’…or even better, ‘Poker Brats’ out there who can assist us?

Contact me or Liz Crowley, asap, please and thank you!

PS: Rest of the LLWC events schedule is here http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/lovin-ludlow-winter-carnival-february-9-12-2012----ludlow-vermont.html

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Garland Agway

All seed picture packages sale is now going on until Feb. 11, 2012. 
40% off.

70 Park St
Rutland, VT 05701-4717

(802) 773-2422 

Submitted by:    Joseph McDonald

Saturday, February 4, 2012

"The King's Speech" Next FOLA Movie, Thurs., Feb. 16

"The King's Speech" will be last film in the 'Okemo Meets FOLA' series sponsored jointly by Okemo Mountain Resort and FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium).  The award-winning movie will be shown at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 PM.  It tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother, King Edward VIII, abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.  The film is open tto everyone and is free; donations are approeciated.  For information, call 802-228-7239.  FOLA reminds area readers that its March '1st Thursday' film will be the all-time classic, "Citizen Kane" which will be shown on March 1 at 7 PM in the auditorium.  FOLA information is also available at its new web site, www.fola.us.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Doors open at 6:15pm ~ Bingo begins promptly at 7:00pm

We'll be playing 10 games of BINGO for some really great
Pampered Chef Prizes! No Cash prizes

Admission is $20.00, which gives you Bingo cards for ALL games.  
Additional Cards will be available for Purchase.
Come have a fun night out while supporting your local school. 

Visit www.pamperedchef.biz/pattikake and shop under host name BLACK RIVER HIGH SCHOOL.  
15% of ALL orders placed will go to the Spain Trip.

Location: Black River High School

For more info contact: Patti Plew, Pampered Chef Consultant 

3 Heritage Turkeys

From: kenn garr

Sorry for any inconvenience my 3 Heritage Turkeys may have caused crossing the properties on Rt 155, they like to free-range around the house, kindof like dogs, however they weren't in their usual "ready to go in" place last night, thought they were roosting on property, but seem to have taken to their wild side and are on the move:  1 Tom- dark coloring, 2 Hens- Bourbon Red (reddish brown,white splashes)
Please don't take their lives, they should start laying soon, just interested in their where-abouts, and if they're causing any mischief.

Katie Kaminski 259-7898
Two Ponds Pottery, RT 155 


This week marks the halfway point in the Black River Middle School Snowsports Program. This low-cost Wednesday afternoon opportunity affords middle school students the chance to ski, snowboard, ice skate, or nordic ski for eight weeks in the winter. Black River's participation in the program and collaboration with Okemo Mountain Resort has been excellent, and  Black River would like to express much gratitude to Okemo. We are also appreciative of the generosity of parent and community volunteers each week for assistance with supervision.

Black River Middle School is writing to immediately seek candidates for Program Coordinator for the Black River Middle School Snowsports Program. Since there are still several weeks of the program remaining, there would be an opportunity to cross-train the upcoming coordinator with Ms. McBain, who has managed this program for BRMS for the past four seasons. Ludlow Elementary School's program is run solely by parent volunteers, and it is the hope that parents at Black River will take this on so that the program may continue next year. Please be in touch with Black River High/Middle School at 228-4721 if you are interested in volunteering as the Snowsports Coordinator for the 2012-2013 season.

Duties for this position include a Coordinator’s meeting with Okemo in early November, distributing information to students and parents/collecting registrations, coordinating volunteers, explaining procedures to students, and supervising students and volunteers at the mountain each week. There are trainings for volunteers regarding rentals supervision and instruction for students. The job requires collaboration with the school cafeteria for student lunches, coordination of transportation with the municipal bus system, and working with the school to cut one check for the payment to Okemo.

BRAM Hosts "Just Desserts" Valentine Musical Gala, Feb 11

Just Desserts

BRAM Hosts "Just Desserts" Valentine Musical Gala, Feb 11
The Black River Academy Museum will host a well-known local singing group on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 PM at the museum, entitled "Just Desserts".  The evening will feature a number of romantic melodies in keeping with Valentine Day including such favorites as: It's My Party, What Kind of Fool Am I, and Anything You Can Do.  The event will be directed by Stephanie Rowe.  In addition to the musical treats celebrating the occasion, delectable desserts, prepared by the fabulous chefs of the area, will be featured to complement the musical gala.  Pictured above are members of the musical group that will provide entertainment that evening.  They are, front row:  feft to right - Stephanie Rowe (director), Mary Faenza, Cindy Wooten, Bailey Matteson, Aprille Moore; back row:  left to right - Mike Wooten, Sara Norcross, Mike Muller, Linda Dunworth, Linda Burns, Paul Faenza.  The musical treat with desserts will take place at the Black River Academy Museum at 7 PM on Feb. 11.  The museum is located at 14 High Street in Ludlow.  Tickets, purchased at the door, are $8 a person or $20 for a family.  For information, call 802-228-5050.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Vermont State Police

The Vermont State Police is currently working with a crime reporting program, Crime Reports, that will supply timely crime data to the citizens of Vermont.  It is a mapping program that will allow you to apply various filters such as dates and crimes types, and will then populate a map with the criminal activity that has been reported to the Vermont State Police.  Once the map is populated with the various icons, you can click on the icon to view  a few more details about the incident.  The program includes the ability to submit anonymous tips about the incident that will be directed to the appropriate authority.

This is scheduled to be rolled out in the next several weeks but I wanted to give the Mount Holly community the opportunity to preview and provide feedback.  Crime Reports is located at   https://www.crimereports.com/  Once at the site, enter the town and state in the address box. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you have.  I can be reached by email at   dpatch@dps.state.vt.us   

Don Patch

Captain Donald Patch
Troop C Commander
Vermont State Police
124 State Place
Rutland, Vermont 05701

Drawing Classes

Mount Holly Community Association will be holding four drawing classes for beginners or more advanced artist starting Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at 10am.  Classes will continue every Saturday in February.  Classes will be held at the Mt. Holly Community Room (located below the Library).  There may be a nominal fee to cover materials.  For more info and to RSVP please contact Madeleine Fay: 802-259-2654
Hope to see you there!