Thursday, June 27, 2013

'Skyfall', with Agent 007, Next FOLA Action Movie July 6


FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) will offer the film, 'Skyfall', as its next movie on Saturday, July 6 at 7 PM at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.
Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions - and the 50th anniversary of the Agent 007 series.

Skyfall reintroduces Daniel Craig as James Bond. The British Secret Intelligence Service have assigned him the task of nabbing a dangerous criminal and Bond finds himself chasing the assailant through crowded streets by foot, in car and even on dirt bike. Covered by a junior agent named Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), Bond eventually traps the man on top of a moving train but when a last minute order from M (Judi Dench) comes in, Bond is accidentally shot and presumably left for dead.
After months of being off the radar, 007 is forced to come out of hiding when a top secret hard drive is accidently leaked from one their operatives, leaving M and the entire MI6 force facing closure. Bond learns that the information on the drive includes the identities of hundreds of secret agents posing as terrorists in various insurgent outputs around the world. Not only are the lives hundreds of these operatives in danger, but after a string of bombings and close calls it becomes clear who the real target of these attacks is.
The mission to find the threat and destroy it leads Bond to Shanghai, where he meets the gorgeous but troubled show girl Sévérine (Bérénice Marlohe). She winds up being the link to finding the mastermind (Javier Bardem) behind the attacks and when the men come face to face, 007 is forced to prove once and for all how true his loyalty to M and the secret service really is.
The film is open to everyone and is free; donations are appreciated. Free popcorn will be available courtesy of Berkshire Bank.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Harvesting Stiff Neck Garlic Scapes youtube

Some of the young ladies accompanying my wife today 6-22-13 on a day trip to the Dorset Theatre inquired about the harvesting of flower scapes from stiff neck garlic. Garlic, that I assume is growing in their gardens.
I thought that this might be the best reference.
To the all the young ladies..............Ya’ll take your pick, and enjoy.


Friday, June 21, 2013

members of Colfax Lodge in Belmon

Dennis Devereux

From: "Dennis Devereux
Subject: New flags 
The members of Colfax Lodge in Belmont have purchased new flags for the poles in the village. Many people have expressed an interest in donating the price of a flag. Twenty two flags have been acquired at a discounted price of $30 each. You can send your contribution to Colfax Lodge #21 at P. O. Box 172, Belmont, 05730.
We look forward to seeing all of you at our parade and barbecue on Saturday, the
6th of July..

Dennis Devereux for Colfax Lodge #21 

6-21-13 Man in the Moon

We can plainly see the Man in the Moon tonight.  Who wants to attempt to describe his expression.  (Jackie Gleason is out).

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Honeywell & Countryside Lock & Alarms

Honeywell adds Vermont security provider to First Alert Professional Dealer Program

Countryside Lock & Alarms, specializing in alarm systems, access control and video surveillance solutions, joins Honeywell’s First Alert Professional Dealer Program

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 13, 2013 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has added a leading, locally-owned, Vermont security provider to its First Alert Professional Dealer Program, one of the nation’s most exclusive and prestigious security and dealer networks. Countryside Lock & Alarms, Inc. (“Countryside”), of Mount Holly, Vt., provides a wide range of security and life safety solutions to families and businesses in the New England region.
For more than three decades, Countryside Lock & Alarms has been helping area residents and business owners secure their properties with high-tech, integrated equipment from its full-service, one-stop location. It specializes in fire and burglar alarms, access control solutions and video surveillance systems. Keeping up with the latest trend, Countryside also offers control of security, cameras and Z-Wave® thermostats, lights and shades with Honeywell’s Tuxedo Touch™ Home Controller.
“We started when high-tech security electronics were being introduced and were difficult to use, and we have always strived to offer options that make security easy and reliable for our customers,” said Michael Blais, owner, Countryside Lock & Alarms, Inc. “The added support of the First Alert Professional Dealer Program helps us continue to offer quality products to this region.”
Honeywell’s First Alert Professional Dealer Program provides support in sales techniques and marketing strategies dealers offering both commercial and residential systems. This customized support extends to intrusion, fire, CCTV and access control systems. The reputable First Alert Professional product line is available only through the network. It is the largest independent security dealer network in North America, with more than 500 participating security contractors.
To learn more about Countryside Lock & Alarms, Inc., please visit or call Michael Blais at 800-639-2521. For more information about the Honeywell First Alert Professional Program please visit

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blue Spruce Inn

Last night a meeting was held by the Planning Commission to hear the newly appointed Rev. Pastor John Longworth discuss the plans for the Blue Spruce Inn.
Approximately 25 people attended, who voiced their continued concerns about turning the Blue Spruce Inn into a haven for ex-convicts, felons and people (male
or female) who have committed crimes to support a drug or drinking problem.
Will Hunter also attended the meeting and revealed his "revised" concept to provide a home to transition young women from foster homes. However, he went on
to mention also providing homes for women arrested for minor offenses such as shoplifting.
The Pastor indicated that the Church has run out of funds to support the Blue Spruce Inn, and wishes to transfer the property to a non-profit organization, or sell it
on the commercial market.
It was made clear by the Planning Commission, that once the property is transferred or sold to another owner, that owner could do as they wish with the property,
without approval by the Planning Commission, or a vote by the town.
It seems the only non-profit organization the Pastor is speaking to so far is Will Hunter's group.
In my view, any project at the Blue Spruce Inn to help the down-trodden, would require significant investment in renovations, and continued funding to keep it
going. Most importantly, it would require competent, professional staff and support people. To try to accomplish this "on the cheap" with volunteers, would insure
At the conclusion of the meeting it was suggested to give advance notice to all of the townspeople of Mt. Holly to have another open meeting with a much larger
audience and the Pastor.(In approximately one month.)
Anyone who has a good idea for the Blue Spruce Inn, and a way to fund the idea should bring it to the next meeting and prepare a proposal to Pastor Longworth
who will submit it to the Synod for approval.
After the property is transferred or sold it may be too late to influence what goes on there.
Hal Kirshner
Fowler Brook Road

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Quest Prepares For Parent-Student Open House, June 20

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As it nears the start of its special camp, Quest will be hosting an Open House for the both student attendees and their parents on Thursday, June 20 from 5 to 6 PM at the Ludlow Community Center so that families may get a sneak preview of the daily schedule and activities planned for the seven week summer camp program sponsored jointly by the Town of Ludlow, the Ludlow Rotary Club, and the local school system. This will also provide the participants and their families an opportunity to meet the camp staff, share a meal, and sign up for the various camp programs offered.

Members of the Ludlow Rotary Club and the Ludlow Quest Staff are looking forward to welcoming students entering into the 9th and 10th grade to a unique 7-week summer experience filled with recreational and educational activities that may include kayaking, fly fishing, culinary arts, photography, carpentry, video production, jewelry making, dancing, sports, automotive and much more. Special field trips are also planned during the 7-week program. The program starts Monday, June 24.

Pictured above are, from left to right, Alyssa Collins and Tim Rumrill, two of the camp counselors, along with Venissa White, the program's Executive Director, as they finalize plans for the open house.

Students registration for the camp may be made at Ludlow Town Hall, Black River High School, or Green Mountain Union High School or via the Ludlow town web site, selecting the Quest option. Information on the Quest program is available by calling Venissa White at 802-591-1661 or Registration ends on June 20; students must register in order to participate and no drop ins will be accepted.

Preceding the Open House, from 3:30 to 5 PM, the Quest staff and volunteers will conduct an orientation meeting.