Friday, March 23, 2012

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof Comes to Village Green Gallery

As a prelude to the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s August production of one the world’s most-loved musicals, the 1971 Academy Award-winning movie Fiddler on the Roof is showing at the Village Green Gallery in Weston on Wednesday evening, March 28th. Starting at 6:30pm, WPTC’s Resident Producing Director Steve Stettler will offer insight into the story, the show’s history on Broadway, and Weston’s plans for the upcoming production. The movie will begin at 7:00pm.

A musical, a book, and a movie, Fiddler on the Roof is based on the folk tales titled Tevye and his Daughtersby Sholem Aleichem. The story, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family's and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives.

The original Broadway production opened in 1964, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was nominated for ten Tony awards and received nine. It remains one of the most highly acclaimed, and profitable Broadway productions of all time.

This will be Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s third production of Fiddler. The first was in the 1970s, the second was in 1993 and starred WPTC Producing Director Malcolm Ewen as Tevye.  Ewen will direct the upcoming production which will feature Weston favorite David Benoit (Avenue Q and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Broadway’s Les Miserables.) as the beloved, long-suffering milkman.  For more information on the seven shows of the 2012 Weston season, visit

The March 28th event (snow date: March 29) at Weston’s Village Green Gallery (661 Main Street) starts at 6:30pm and will finish by 10:15. Drinks and Russian refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $10 at the door. RSVP required as seating is limited. To RSVP, call the gallery @ 802-824-3669.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Springfield Chorus To Sing in Ludlow, March 31


The Springfield Community Chorus, a group of about 40 singers, is in its 45th year of bringing choral music to the SpringfieldVermont, area.  This is the first year we’ve been invited to sing at the newly refurbished Ludlow Town Hall, at 39 Depot Street, and the Chorus is excited about this opportunity to expand our audience. The Chorus has several singers from Ludlow, who are happy about singing in their own town. On Saturday, March 31, at 7:00 PM, the Chorus will be singing a spring concert featuring great choruses from operas and stage musicals. Our Director, Ken Olsson, is in his second season with the Chorus. His favorite kind of music is musical theater – opera and musicals, and he brings to the Chorus an excellent command of this genre of music. Our piano accompanist will again be Vladimir Odinokikh, who lives in New Hampshire. Among the opera choruses the Chorus will be performing are “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from Tannhauser, by Wagner; “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore by Verdi; “Butterfly’s Entrance” from Madame Butterfly by Puccini; “The Easter Chorus” from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni.  The Chorus will also sing songs from Hello Dolly, The Music Man,  West Side Story, and Les Miserables.   If you miss our Ludlow performance, the Springfield Community Chorus will be repeating the concert the next day, April 1, 2012, at First Congregational Church UCC, 77 Main St. Springfield,Vermont, 3 PM. We don’t charge an admission fee for our concerts, but we do ask for donations as people leave. We have many expenses in the course of producing concerts, and donations are our primary way of meeting these expenses.  Both concerts are handicapped accessible. In Ludlow, the handicapped entrance is accessed at the back of the building. In Springfield, the lift is accessed from the front lobby of the church.   TheLudlow event is sponsored by FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium).  For information, call 228-7239.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Roast Pork Supper

April 28, 2012
Settings 5:00 P.M. till Gone
Odd Fellows Hall, Belmont, VT
MT. Holly Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary
Roast Pork Supper
Mashed Potatoes, w/gravy, Veg., rolls, and homemade pies
ADULTS $10.00
More info Call 259-3445

Monday, March 19, 2012

2012 Energy and Business Expo


The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission and the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Announce Sponsors for the 2012 Energy and Business Expo

Ascutney, VT (March 19, 2012)– The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission and the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce announce sponsors for the Home Energy and Business Expo: a free event for Vermont families, home and farm owners, and businesses, created to showcase products and services that will decrease energy costs, improve the surrounding community, and build regional business sustainability. 

Platinum sponsors and speakers include Efficiency of Vermont and HB Energy Solutions. Net Zero Renewable Resources is a diamond sponsor and expo exhibitors include South Face, VT Foam Insulation, The Good Bus, Awesome Graphics, Stone Hearth Inn, Ludlow Pharmacy, Sherwin Williams Paints, Inn Victoria, Calm Moments Spa Services, Skygate Financial Group, Jackson Gore Inn, Hawks Mountain Consulting, CZ Environmental Remediation, Ruxana's Home Interiors, New England Deck and Patio,, and Windsor & Windham Housing Trust.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Jackson Gore in Ludlow, Vermont. 

Attendance is free of charge and will feature hands-on displays and exhibitor give-a-ways. Food and beverages will be available and local inns will be providing samples and tastings. 

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Information is available at

†About Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission:
Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) is a compact of ten municipalities in southeastern Vermont, founded in the late 1960s. The ten member towns are Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow, Reading, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor. For more information, contact Dan Potter at 802-674-9201 or visit

About Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, serving the Towns of Andover, Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth and Weston, is a member-driven organization. †It is the voice of its members and the business communities in which it serves. †It provides advocacy, support and unified regional marketing to promote and enhance our regional businesses and four-season economy. Contact Marji Graf 802-228-5830 or visit

Media Inquiries:
Angela Esslinger  

Marji Graf 

SWCRPC                             OkemoValley Regional Chamber of Commerce            
(802) 674-9201 ext. 110 802-228-5830               

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Insect Experts Issue 'Urgent' Warning On Using Biotech Seeds

From: Joseph McDonald 
Date: Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 8:04 AM
Subject: Insect Experts Issue 'Urgent' Warning On Using Biotech Seeds : The Salt : NPR

For America's agricultural biotech companies, the corn rootworm is threatening to turn into their worst nightmare.
Last year, we reported that a major insect pest, the corn rootworm, had "found a chink in the armor" of genetically engineered crops. In several different places across the corn belt, the insects have developed resistance to an inserted gene that is supposed to kill them.
Now, in a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released this week, 22 of the nation's top experts on corn pests lay out some of the implications of this discovery, and they are potentially profound.
An excerpt, more at......

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Little School Enrollment, iRaffle & Summer Camp

From: Christine Anderson
Subject: Little School Enrollment, iRaffle & Summer Camp

Open Enrollment for 2012/13 School Year:
The Little School in Weston is excited to announce that our Open Enrollment has begun and we are now registering children for next year. We have openings in all three of our classrooms for 2-5 year olds.  We invite you to visit the school and meet our teachers! Tuition rates and more information can be found at!__enrollment

The Little School provides high quality early childhood education programs and believes that children learn naturally through play, especially when that play is supported by qualified adults who create a program based on the children’s differing developmental capabilities and interests.

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), The Little School’s program goals and curriculum have been developed to promote the emotional, social, cognitive and physical development of each child.  Through daily activities, children are provided with extensive opportunities to explore their surroundings and to learn and develop their maximum individual potential.  The Little School maintains high educational and training requirements for staff.  Financial aid is available, and there's a significant tuition reduction for residents in Windsor SW Supervisory Union via the Preschool Collaborative (Chester, Andover, Cavendish, Baltimore, Landgrove, Londonderry & Peru).

The Little School was established in 1976 in a historic schoolhouse landmark dating from 1861.  Serving approximately 60 children from 10 surrounding towns, The Little School is proud to provide a safe, healthy and nurturing program that is responsive to various developmental needs and accessible to all families.

i Raffle:
The Little School is also thrilled to announce our 2012 iRaffle!!  Black Fly Ball 2012 is offering you a 1 in 200 chance to win a brand new 32Gb iPad HD 4G/Wi-fi, compliments of Landscape Constructions in Rawsonville. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting or Christine Anderson at The lucky winner will be announced at the 2012 Black Fly Ball - -Saturday, May 5th @ the Landgrove Inn. You do not need to be present to win, however the Black Fly Ball is wonderful evening of fun. This year we are featuring food from Solo Farm & Table, The Garden Cafe and The Landgrove Inn. In addition to a wonderful sampling of food, there will be a live and silent auction and entertainment by Chester local, Emily Burkland!  Join us on Saturday, May 5th, 6pm at InView Center for the Arts at the Landgrove Inn. Tickets are $40 per person ($45 at the door).!__support-our-school

Summer Camp 2012:
Now is the time to begin planning for Summer Camp. The Little School has an amazing summer  program geared especially to young children, ages 3 to 7 years old.  Each child who attends TLS summer camp is in a nurturing, creative and relaxing environment, where he or she can make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy a summer of fun.  Our wonderful Vermont summer weather allows us to spend most of the day outdoors on our huge, grassy play space surrounded by the beautiful hills of Weston.  We also will be planning trips to the Weston Recreation center for swimming and other outdoor activities.

Camp starts mid-June after our school year program ends and runs through the end of August, 5 days a week, 8:30 am to 4 pm.  You can chose whatever schedule you'd like--some children come to camp for only a couple of days on one week, while others are with us through the entire summer.  Summer camp rates and more information can be found at!__summer-camp-rates

Come for a visit, observe our classrooms, and learn about our programs.  Just give us a call, or contact the school by email and we can answer questions, provide information & set up a date to visit.
Call 802-824-3405 for more information about The Little School or contact Jessica Citera, at Visit us at for more information and photos of our school!

Michael Anderson
Sugarrock Landscapes

688 Main Street
Chester, VT 05143

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Do you think Global Warming is real?
Yes, it's man made
No, it's a bad Hoax
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Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Named One of Constant Contact’s 2011 All Stars

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce has been recognized for achieving exemplary marketing results

LUDLOW, VT - March 16, 2012- Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce has received the 2011 All Star Award from Constant ContactÆ, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Each year, a select group of Constant Contact customers are honored with the All Star Award for their exemplary marketing results. Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s customer base.

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, member-driven organization.  It is the voice of its members and the business communities in the Towns of Andover, Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth and Weston, Vermont.  It provides advocacy, support and unified regional marketing to promote and enhance our regional businesses and four-season economy.

“We’re happy to be recognized by Constant Contact for achieving strong marketing results”, Graf says. 

Constant Contact customers using any combination of the company’s Email Marketing, Event Marketing, and Online Survey tools are eligible for this award. Constant Contact looked at the following criteria to select this year’s All Stars:

Frequency of campaigns, events, and surveys
Open, bounce, and click-through rates
Event registration rates 
Survey completion rates
Use of social features
Use of mailing list sign-up tools

“There is nothing we like more than to see our customers finding success. It’s the reason Constant Contact was founded, and it’s a thrill to see the fantastic results that our All Stars are achieving,” said Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact. “This group is really leading the charge when it comes to delivering relevant, engaging content that drives real business results. We salute this year’s All Stars for their success, and are honored to have played a part in their achievements.”

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is recognized as an organization providing leadership, support and services vital to the health and future growth of the member businesses in the communities that we serve.

About Constant Contact, Inc.
Constant Contact is revolutionizing the success formula for small organizations through affordable, easy-to-use Engagement MarketingTM†tools that help create and grow customer relationships. More than half a million small businesses, nonprofits, and associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact to drive ongoing customer dialogs through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys. All Constant Contact products come with unrivaled KnowHow, education, and free coaching with a personal touch, including award-winning customer support.†

Constant Contact and the Constant Contact Logo are registered trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc. All Constant Contact product names and other brand names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Marji Graf, CEO

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Hidden Health Risks of Flooding in a Warming World

© FEMA NewsPhoto/Bob McMillan Over the past 30 years, floods have tended to be one of the
most deadly and expensive type of natural disaster in the United States. The impact of a flood is typically
measured in terms of lives lost and the dollar value of property damaged or destroyed. But the often-substantial public health costs that follow a flood—and the toll that such health impacts may take on families even long after the waters have receded—are rarely included. Heavy rains or storm surges
can contaminate drinking and recreational water with sewage, agricultural waste, chemical pollutants, or animal wastes, leading to waterborne gastrointestinal illnesses. Flooded homes and buildings can be a breeding ground for mold, which can cause debilitating respiratory and neurological problems. Mental health problems also tend to increase in the wake of extreme weather disasters. Extreme rainfall events have become more common in the United States during the same period that the climate has warmed, and it is likely that this trend will continue as temperatures rise. More and more of our growing population will be left vulnerable to the immediate and lingering health impacts of these events. While the risks to our homes and communities from flooding are based on a variety of factors, including where we live, how we develop our land, and what kinds of protective measures we invest in, the influence of climate change can no longer be ignored. Every region of the United States has, on average, experienced an increase in the
heaviest precipitation events over the past five decades. Future climate change is projected to further increase the occurrence of heavy rain events across North America and heighten the associated risk of flooding. The actual increase in extreme precipitation by Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions © March 2012 Union of Concerned Scientists The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world.
The full text and references of After the Storm: The Hidden Health Risks of Flooding in a Warming World can be found at
Union of Concerned Scientists • 1825 K St. NW, Suite 800 • Washington, DC 20006-1232 • (202) 223-6133
Climate Change and Your Health After the Storm:
The Hidden Health Risks of Flooding summary in a Warming World.
After a 2004 flood inundated this home in Bridgeville, PA, its baseboard and insulation were removed to
prevent mold and mildew, which may trigger respiratory illnesses. Floodwaters can pose additional health
risks if they become contaminated with chemical pollutants, agricultural runoff, or raw sewage. Even after
the water has receded, residents often struggle with stress and other mental health problems.
Fifty years of observations across the entire country reveal that the number of very heavy precipitation events, defined as the heaviest 1 percent of all daily events, has increased. Percentage Increase in Very Heavy Precipitation 0–10% 10–20% 20–30% 30–40% 40–50% > 60% century’s end will depend on the amount of carbon we emit in the next few decades. The United States must take aggressive measures to reduce carbon emissions (in order to minimize the risks of climate change) as well as to effectively prepare for the climate changes that will occur. Although the adaptations required to cope with increased flood risk will vary from place to place depending on the type of flooding that is most likely in a given locale, the severity of that flooding, and the existing infrastructure, creating more resilient communities will be essential everywhere. Source: Karl, Melillo, and Peterson 2009 Hidden Health Risk #1:
Drowning While Driving Where It Comes From: Of the people killed in U.S. floods in 2010, 44 percent were in vehicles. A mere 18 inches of water can lift a car or SUV. Once a vehicle is buoyant, fast-moving water can turn it sideways and roll it over, trapping those inside and washing them downstream.

Ideas to Protect Your Family #1:
• Monitor local news sources for vital weather-related information.
• Do not attempt to drive through or wade into floodwater; instead, turn around.
• Do not attempt to cross streams. If flooding occurs, get to higher ground.

For More Information: Consult your health department or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” campaign (
Hidden Health Risk #2: 
Waterborne Diseases
Contaminating Drinking Water
Where It Comes From: Extreme precipitation and flooding can sometimes overwhelm potable water
infrastructure and wells, reducing or preventing water purification.

Ideas to Protect Your Family:
• Sign up for local boiled-water alerts and have bottled water stored for emergencies.
• Always be wary of foul-smelling or discolored water.

For More Information: Consult your local water treatment facility, health department, or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (

Hidden Health Risk #3:
Sewage Backup in Plumbing or Basements Where It Comes From: Extreme precipitation and flooding can cause local sewage lines and septic tanks to overflow, sometimes causing sewage to back up into people’s homes. Areas with combined sewer overflow systems— concentrated in the Northeast, Great Lakes, and Northwest regions—often experience such overflows. Flooding presents immediate dangers to human life, such as drowning, physical trauma, and electrocution.

Other health hazards associated with flooding, however, are less visible. Here we summarize five of the top hidden health risks and identify some resources to help you protect your family.
The Top Five Hidden Health Risks of Extreme Precipitation and Flooding Ideas to Protect Your Family:
• Install plumbing (a backwater valve) to prevent sewage
backup if at risk.
• If you suspect that raw sewage has backed up into your home, hire professionals to do the cleaning.

For More Information: Consult your local health department,
sewage treatment facility, or the CDC (http://www.emergency.
Hidden Health Risk #4:
Bacteria and Sewage in Local Waterways, Swimming Holes Where It Comes From: During
flooding, untreated sewage can contaminate local rivers, lakes, ponds, and even ocean beaches; sometimes raw sewage and street contaminants (e.g., motor oil, dog excrement) or pesticides can flow directly into nearby waterways.

Ideas to Protect Your Family:
• Sign up for local swimming alerts and pay attention to warnings from local health departments regarding the community’s lakes, rivers, and ocean beaches.
• It may not be safe to swim in local water bodies immediately after a strong storm.
For More Information: Consult your local health department
or the CDC ( toolkit/rwi-outbreak-toolkit.html).
Hidden Health Risk #5:
Dangerous Mold in Indoor Air Where It Comes From: Water intrusion anywhere in your home
can cause toxic mold to grow in ceilings, walls, or insulation. Ideas to Protect Your Family:
• Try to prevent leaks, maintain gutters, and raise the land around the house so that water can flow away.
• After leakage, dry affected areas thoroughly with a dehumidifier or replace moldy drywall, ceiling
panels, carpets, or insulation.
• Plan and implement remediation activities with professional help if possible—or, when cleaning, always wear an N95 protective face mask (available at local home-supply stores).
• Discard waterlogged mattresses, furniture, or rugs.
For More Information: Consult your local health department
or the CDC (
© John Magruder © FEMA/Patsy Lynch © FEMA/Jeannie Mooney
Thanks J.Corven

Thursday, March 15, 2012



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom rental in the Mt. Holly, Cuttingsville, Shrewsbury area

Hi, this is Linda Devereux, and I receive the MH Newsflash, and would like to place something in the news flash:
Jim and Linda Devereux are looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom rental in the Mt. Holly, Cuttingsville, Shrewsbury area, preferably with heat, hot water and outdoor maintenance paid for by landlord. Will pay up to $800 a month. Can be a house or an apartment. Can be one or two stories, main floor or basement (no second floor), and we are willing to care for the lawn and landscape in the summer time. Please call 802-298-0046, leave a message if no answer. 

St. Patrick's Day Dinner

From: Paul Faenza 

The Knights of Columbus will be having a St. Patrick's Day Dinner on Saturday, March 17th at Church of the Annunciation Parish Center, Depot Street in Ludlow beginning at 5pm. Enjoy Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, Irish Soda Bread and Homemade Desserts, not to mention a bit of Irish music courtesy of the Corrigan' Bagpipers. Cost is $9.00 for adults, $6.00 for kids under 12. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Concert & Winter Sports Banquet

From: <>

Upcoming Events for Black River High/Middle School:

Spring Concert!!  High School and Middle School Band and Chorus
March 13, 2012  7:00p.m. in the gymnasium
Chorus Members report to Ms. Wilcox at 6:00p.m.
Band Members report to Mrs. Good at 6:30p.m.

High School & Middle School Winter Sports Banquet
March 15, 2012  6:00p.m. in the gymnasium
Please bring a finger food to share.
All winter sports teams will be honored. 

Benefit for Shaun Young

From: Patti Plew

Benefit for Shaun Young
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012

Shaun has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. 
All proceeds from this event will go toward medical expenses and travel to DHMC for treatments.

BRUNCH 11:00AM-1:00PM $10.00 per personBASKET RAFFLE at 2:00pm
50/50 RAFFLE
To donate a basket or item for the silent auction or if you have questions please contact:
Liz Frederick @ 446-2106 or
Carleen Eaton @ 446-3101

Stove chimney liner - Electric DR log splitter For Sale

From: Brigid Sullivan 

Electric DR log splitter - $100

Not currently working but it does start. Paid $250 for this Electric DR log splitter which I later found out needs repair on splitting pressure. There is no compression.
It has a 1.8 HP engine. If you think you can fix it, make an offer.  If you want it for parts or scrap, that is fine too!!

Stove chimney liner - $150 

Flexi Liner Kit for wood stove chimney. Model A25-07 New in its box, never used. The inside diameter is 7". It expands to 3 stories or about 40 feet.
It is aluminum. I paid $250 new and am willing to take $150 or best offer. You are welcome to come by and look at it if you are interested. 

David Hoeh

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Geomagnetic Storms Possible on March 11-12

Joseph McDonald

  I stayed up late last night and saw nothing and today I wished I didn't. Randy

Space Weather News for March 11, 2012

INCOMING CMEs: One and perhaps two CMEs are expected to hit Earth's magnetic field today. Of particular interest is a CME launched toward Earth by a powerful M8-class eruption on March 10. Forecasters say the cloud could spark minor to severe geomagnetic storms when it arrives on March 11-12. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras tonight.  Check for updates.

WHAT DOES A SOLAR FLARE SOUND LIKE?  Saturday's M8-class flare hit Earth with a burst of strong shortwave radio emissions.  Today's edition of features an audio recording of the blast captured by an amateur astronomer in New Mexico.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Four Shillings Short

Four Shillings Short
Celtic, Folk and World Music
Four Shillings Short play a fantastic collection of world instruments:
Indian Sitar, dulcimer, mandolins, Renaissance woodwinds, bouzouki , recorders,
tinwhistles, banjo, percussion & psaltery.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6    7:30 to 10 pm

Friday, March 9, 2012


Joseph McDonald

Space Weather News for March 9, 2012

INCOMING CME: As Earth's magnetic field reverberates from the impact of one CME on March 8th, a second CME is on the way.  Big sunspot AR1429 unleashed an M6-class solar flare today, and the eruption hurled a cloud of plasma almost directly toward Earth.  Forecasters say the CME could reach our planet during the late hours of March 10th or early hours of March 11th. Strong geomagnetic storms are possible when the cloud arrives. Check for more information and updates.

School Lunches to Get 7 Million Pounds of Pink Slime

From: Joseph McDonald 

School Lunches to Get 7 Million Pounds of Pink Slime | Video |
Jamie Oliver's video about Pink Slime.
The Meat Processing and Products Industry's political donations.

FREE Drawing Classes

FREE Drawing Classes are back by Popular Demand!
Mount Holly Community Association will be holding four drawing classes for beginners or more advanced artist starting Saturday, March 10th, 2012 at 10am.  Classes will continue every Saturday in March.  Classes will be held at the Mt. Holly Community Room (located below the Library).  For more info and to RSVP please contact Madeleine Fay: 802-259-2654

Test Your News IQ

This is an interesting and simple test. It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right. The results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue and that's pretty scary. There are no tricks here - just a simple test to see if you are current on your information. Test your knowledge with 13 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did.

Click here: Test Your News IQ - Pew Research Center

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Acupuncture Program

From: Lynne Herbst 

Acupuncture Program & Demonstration
Mt. Holly Library
Saturday, March 10th–1:00 pm
Licensed Acupuncturist, Plant Spirit Healer & Yoga Teacher plant spirit healer & yoga teacher.
Virginia Voronin L,A,C.
Have you ever been curious about this ancient Chinese technique? 
This is the perfect FREE opportunity to explore this widely accepted practice.

Monday, March 5, 2012


From: Joseph McDonald

Space Weather News for March 5, 2012

STRONG SOLAR ACTIVITY: Big sunspot AR1429, which emerged over the weekend, is crackling with strong flares. This morning the active region produced an X1-class eruption and a bright coronal mass ejection (CME). The CME appears set to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field in the days ahead, possibly sparking geomagnetic storms. Stay tuned to for images and updates.

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS:  Would you like a call when geomagnetic storms are in progress? Space weather alerts are available from (text) and (voice).

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Janet Warren


Even though President Obama is running unopposed this year, it is important that you cast a vote for him on Tuesday because the number of votes he receives in Mount Holly will determine how many delegates Mount Holly will be able to send to the Vermont Democratic Convention on May 26. 

Also, the delegates who will attend the Democratic National Convention on September 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina are selected at the Vermont convention in May.  The more delegates that come from Mount Holly, the better chance we have of being selected to go to the Democratic National Convention.

So remember: vote for President Obama on Tuesday, March 6 (or on your absentee ballot).

For more information contact David Hoeh at 259-2274 or Janet Warren at 259-2007

Saturday, March 3, 2012

It’s Bingo Time!!!


Where:  BRHS Gymnasium
Time:  6:00p.m. Doors open at:  5:30
Refreshments will be sold!!!

                          Benefit:  The BRHS Senior Class