Friday, July 29, 2016

“The Great Outdoors” Saturday, September 10, 2016

New Chamber Member, Popolo, Presents “The Great Outdoors” Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Dining Field Trip to Coolidge State Park with New Music By The Renowned Arc Iris
If the mountain won’t come to Popolo, Popolo will go to the mountain. On Saturday, September 10, the Bellows Falls community restaurant is presenting an evening in the Great Outdoors at Calvin Coolidge State Park in Plymouth, VT.
The night starts with a prix fixe five-course dinner featuring New England game and area vegetables prepared and served by Popolo’s fine kitchen and service staff. Every course comes from area farmers, fisherman, and artisanal producers. Known for both its seasonal menus and its regular events, Popolo is no stranger to this sort of out-of-the-box concept.
“We’ll be going off-menu for this event,” reports Tim Cocheo, Popolo’s head chef. “We’re serving a woodsy selection of dishes custom-designed for dining al fresco on the top of a mountain. It’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime feast in a transcendent open-air setting.” The full menu will be posted shortly.
For the true Epicureans a wine pairing is available for an additional $40.00, selected by Popolo’s own wine fairy, Kristen Fehrenbach.
Dinner will be served in high style on china and linens in the old Ski Shelter on Bradley Hill. The shelter’s handsomely restored timber construction and two massive stone fireplaces open onto westward sunset views of Killington and the breathtaking grandeur of the Green Mountain National Forest. It’s a setting in which you might find Julie Andrews spinning ecstatically with arms outstretched. But the night goes one better.
After the sun goes behind the mountains, renowned national touring artists, Arc Iris, will take the stage and debut their long-awaited album, “Moon Saloon.” Fronted by ex-Low Anthem multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams, Arc Iris has visited Popolo several times to rave reviews. The band’s music has matured into a genre all its own and along the way has garnered extraordinary reviews from NPR, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and The New York Times, which claimed that Arc Iris’s music “inhabits its own otherworldly place, where ghosts and angels hover just out of view.”
An unusual choice for a concert in such an unlikely locale, the band jumped at the opportunity.
“Who doesn’t love a magical event,” notes the band’s Ms. Adams, “so how could we say no to an show on a mountaintop!”
Calvin Coolidge State Park was built in the 1930s by the Citizens Conservation Corp and is one of the most beautiful parks in the Vermont State Park system. The spectacular landscaping highlights 36 adirondack lean-tos, some with unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains and their original stone hearth fireplaces.
Asked why the restaurant would go to so much trouble, Popolo’s manager, Gary Smith, doesn’t mince words, “There’s a range of things one can do to make the world better– charitable giving, community service, job creation – the list is long. Popolo tries to be part of this, of course, but often overlooked is the simple building of great memories. This is a fabulous setting, a great menu, and extraordinary music. For just one night a small group of people can indulge in the best of tastes and sights and sounds the world has to offer. Why the heck not?”
Reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets are $68 which includes five courses, the musical performance, and, if you please, camping is free of charge. There’s a full cash bar aptly named “The Moon Saloon” serving traditional and event-specific signature cocktails.
Popolo will be closed for lunch and dinner on Saturday September 10, to create this special event in the mountains. If inclement weather causes the cancellation of the event, tickets are fully refundable.
More info and tickets are available at and in the restaurant at 36 The Square, Bellows Falls or by phoning 802-460-7676.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Two hospitalized in East Wallingford crash

Two hospitalized in East Wallingford crash
By Emily Cutts

Staff Writer | July 25,2016

WALLINGFORD — Two people were taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center on Sunday afternoon following a crash on Route 103.

Vermont State Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash around 2:15 p.m. on Route 103 in East Wallingford near the train trestle bridge.

A 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by Anton Schroeder, 53, was traveling south when it crossed the center line in an attempt to pass a tractor trailer ahead of him, according to police.

Police said Carol Ross, 61, was heading northbound in a 2009 Honda Civic when Schroeder’s motorcycle hit the rear fender of the Civic.

Schroeder, of Ludlow, lost control of the motorcycle and traveled off the road in the northbound land and into a wooded area. According to police, Ross applied her vehicle’s brakes but was unable to avoid the collision and went off the road as well.

A hospital spokeswoman said Schroeder was listed in fair condition Sunday night and Ross, who police said had “soreness” and a “possible neck injury,” was treated and released.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The Vermont State Police were assisted by members of the Mount Holly Fire Department and Rescue Squad and the Shrewsbury Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

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August Youth events at the FML

From: Sacha Krawczyk

Weekly Toddler and Pre-School Story Time
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
Each week features a theme, music, and a craft

Read with Oreo
Thursday, August 18th- 3:00-4:00pm
School age children are invited to the library to read a story with Oreo the Reading Dog.

End of the Summer Reading Program Celebration & Movie
Monday August 29th
Sony Pictures Imageworks© “Angry Birds” (PG)
Come hang out with your friends, watch a great movie and celebrate another awesome summer of reading!

Get Ready For Kindergarten Story Time
Thursday August 25th
10:30-11:15 am
Calling all soon to be Kindergartners! Bring your family to the library to listen to some fun Kindergarten stories, meet new friends and take home some fantastic learning tools. Please register early to save your place!
Crafty Tuesdays
11:00-12:00pm Grades K & Up
August 2nd- Learn how to spool knit. – Using cardboard tubes, each crafter will make their own spool knitting loom, and learn how to French knit!
9th- Paper Bag Nature Journals- We’ll transform regular paper bags into a useful space for notes and treasures.
16th – Nebula Bottles- Have you ever dreamed about catching a star and putting it in a bottle? This will be your chance to make your dream reality as we use common household items to make an out of this world sensory bottle.                         

STEM Discovery Zone!
Monday  August 8th- 5:00-6:00
On top of Spaghetti!
Ages 5 & Up
Scientist are challenged to see what sort of structures they can build using only uncooked spaghetti and mini-marshmallows! The sky’s the limit (or the celing of the library!)

Thursday Boredom Busters
Big Insane Games!
Best suited for ages 5 & Up
Thursday August 4th- 1:00-3:00pm 
Mike Randall and his Big Blue Trunk of fun will be set up on the back lawn for an afternoon of silliness and fun. Everyone is invited to try their hand at such crazy games as Life Size Angry Birds Sling Shot, Cannon Ball Square Pants, wacky ring toss and much more.  Balloons animals will round out this extra special afternoon of fun!

Sacha Krawczyk
Youth Services Librarian
Fletcher Memorial Library
Ludlow, Vermont 05149

Saturday, July 2, 2016

      COLFAX LODGE #21

The members of Colfax Lodge #21 want to thank the residents and non-residents of Mount Holly who have so generously supported the Lodge with their monetary donations! With the assistance of YOU, the members of the Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Vermont we have been able to upgrade the Lodge to a safer and more functional facility. Our electrical system repairs have been completed. New siding and the covered front porch are complete thanks to Brother David Josselyn & Josselyn Brothers Construction. There is a new commercial refrigerator and improvements to both the kitchen and bath are in the plans.
It is the intention of the members of Colfax Lodge #21, IOOF, to maintain the Lodge in our Trust for the use of the Odd Fellows and the future generations of Mount Holly.

           ENJOY the FREE CHICKEN BAR-B-Que!
                      11:30 AM until gone!
      HAPPY JULY 4, 2016