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The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 1
LCIEDC Annual Dinner Honors
Wally’s and the Parent Child Center
New Listings
The Lake Champlain Islands Economic Development Corporation held its
Annual Dinner on a beautiful evening at the Grand Isle Lake House with over
65 in attendance. LCIEDC presented Wally’s Place Bagel and Deli with the 2015
Business of the Year Award, and the Champlain Islands Parent Child Center with the
Community Service Award for 2015.
Matt Bartle, founder of Wally’s, which has been in business for seven years,
announced that he and Nate Hayward will be building a new facility this summer
on Route 2 in South Hero for Wally’s.
CIPCC was honored for its many years
serving the children and families in
Grand Isle.
Keynote speaker was Joe Fusco,
advisor to the chairman and CEO
of Casella Waste Systems, and an
executive coach to over 200 mid- and
senior-level managers and numerous
work teams. He spoke about the key
elements of building a successful
business in Vermont, and encouraged
Islanders to keep honoring their
community while creating new
At the dinner, LCIEDC Executive
Director Ruth Wallman announced
that she would be retiring next fall,
and thanked everyone for their
friendship and hard work.
Matt Bartle, Wally’s Place Founder
•hang a door •fix a window
•repair cabinets
•partitions, closets & such
928.3047 [email protected]
John B. Kneen
Beautiful & meticulously maintained, this magnificent
contemporary cape has a guest apt over garage. Sits
on over 10 acres w/270’ of direct lake frontage, $585,000
Two bedroom, two bath mobile home on
private lot with great lake access, $124,900
David Porteous
Realtor 861-6292
Carol Racine
Lic. Admin 861-6294
Experience Integrity Professional
Serving: Grand Isle, Franklin,
& Chittenden Counties
RE/MAX North Professionals
802-238-4802 • Grand Isle
Andrea Champagne Real Estate
“Andrea is fantastic! She knows the business and she is great to work
with! We felt as though we were her only clients – she was always
there for us! Thanks, Andrea.” -Lisa & Tom
Historic Home Near Bike Path!
Stately Home on Lake Champlain!
South Hero - Shared private beach! Easy
30 min drive to Burlington, in a delightful
country setting! Incredible kitchen! New
Lower Price! Offered at $318,900
Alburgh – Gorgeous Sunsets from this
beautiful beach front home which could
be rented, shared by two families or simply enjoyed by you! Offered at $299,900
Charming Summer Cottage!
Swanton - Open floor plan and lots of
glass for stunning sunset views! VT slate
patio, tiered grassy lawn and easy steps to
the beach! Offered at $185,300
Beautiful Acreage!
Alburgh - Fantastic 48 acres! Some trees,
some open meadow, with frontage on
Martell Road and Route 78. Some active
hayfields! Offered at $121,000
Andrea M. Champagne
Patti LaBounty
Lee B. Taylor
Marilyn Bryant Lagrow
Dale Booska Morway
Janet Jarvis Hatin
Abby Lagrow
New construction, energy efficient modular hillside ranch on 6 acres w/approx. 100’ direct lake
frontage and huge walkout basement, $339,900
New construction, three bedroom, two
bath ranch in nice, private subdivision on
large 2+ acre lot, $244,900
The Team
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ly 300’ direct broad lake frontage and over house on over 20 private acres and 1682’
3000 square feet of living space, $499,000 of pristine, direct lake frontage, $640,000
Call Mitchel
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Route 2 & 314
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Granny’s Attic to Open May 30
You’ve been waiting all Winter. You’ve been asking all Spring, “when are you going to open?” The snow has
finally melted, in the Islands anyway, the lilacs are in blossom and Granny’s Attic is opening Saturday, May 30
for the 2015 season.
Now that Spring is finally here, volunteers at the Attic have been busy washing, cleaning, pricing and
arranging displays in order to get the Attic ready to open. Many wonderful and beautiful items have been
donated to the Attic over the Winter. Volunteers are pricing all items and then arranging them in various
displays. Beautiful glassware, lamps, clocks, linens, toys, sports equipment, gardening items, books galore and
many other like new items are all being readied for your purchase. So stop by on Saturday, May 30 between 9
am and 1 pm for the season’s grand opening. You may find some wonderful surprises!
The Attic will be open from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday only from May 30 to the third weekend in June. After
that Granny’s will be open for the normal hours of Friday from 1 to 4 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.
Look in The Islander for a reminder of the Friday hours when they begin. See you on May 30!
St. Anne’s Shrine Reopens for the Season
St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte opened for the Pilgrimage and Tourist Season on Saturday, May 23 with
the 7 pm mass. Mass on Sunday will be at 10:30 am. We look forward to sharing with our neighbors and friends, old and new for another season.
Religious Programs will be offered throughout the Summer. Please call the Shrine Office for Schedule of
Share the Beauty of your Community with a
Fresh Air Child This Summer
This summer, share the beauty of your community with a Fresh Air child while enjoying the pure joys
of summer in your own backyard! Thousands of volunteer host families in rural, suburban, and small town
communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada open their hearts and homes to New York
City children from low-income communities through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. The
Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8
million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.
Host families open their homes to children who might not otherwise be able to enjoy a summer away
from New York City. Fresh Air children experience simple pleasures like running barefoot through the grass,
swimming in a cool lake, and gazing at star-filled skies. Through the eyes of Fresh Air children, families often
rediscover the beauty of their own communities.
“We love sharing the wonders of lightning bugs, sleeping in tents, and swimming in lakes with our Fresh Air
child! It helps us to slow down and enjoy the summer a bit more,” says Liz, a Fresh Air host.
For more information on how you can make summer special for a Fresh Air child, contact Wynton Marsalis
at 212-897-8942 or visit The Fresh Air Fund at
Hot Pizza and Heat Pumps Demonstration
Join the Energy Co-op of Vermont for pizza and refreshments on Wednesday, May 27, from 5:30-7 pm, and
see our state of the art heat pump in action. Find out how a heat pump can reduce your heating fuel use by
up to 70%. Our Service Manager, Joe Cobb, will be on hand to answer your heat pump questions. Lejla Taji,
Senior Lending Manager from Opportunities Credit Union, will be on hand to talk about the new Heat Saver
loan program. This event is located at the Energy Co-op Office, Corner of Prim Road & West Lakeshore Drive,
Colchester, VT. RVSP to Amanda at [email protected]
71 Tilley Dr. West Swanton
•Beautiful location
•200’ direct lake frontage
•3 bdrm •Well Maintained
•Many improvements
•Offered at $315,000
Shoreland Protection
Act – Information and
Training Events
The Vermont Department of Environmental
Conservation (DEC), Lakes and Ponds Program will
be holding information and training events in June
and July on the Shoreland Protection Act which
took effect last summer on July 1, 2014. The new
802-223-3464 or
[email protected]
Direction: From Rt 78 take Tabor Pt. Rd, turn left onto Champlain St, then right onto
Hog Island Rd, continue to left onto Tilley Dr.
Spring Clean Up!
Rakes • Shovels • Brooms •
Hoses • Paint • Detergents
21 Sunset View Road
P.O. Box 212
South Hero, VT 05486
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Rouses Point, Champlain, Chazy and Mooers in New York.
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In This Issue...
Alburgh News............................................Page 4
New York News..........................................Page 5
South Hero News.......................................Page 6
North Hero News......................................Page 8
Grand Isle News.........................................Page 12
Legal Notices.......................................Page 13 -15
Isle La Motte..............................................Page 16
Milton.........................................................Page 17
Dicker Dens............................................Page 18-19
regulation regulates lakeshore development within
250 feet of the shoreline of Lake Champlain and most
inland lakes and ponds, including the creation of new
impervious surfaces such as buildings, driveways,
and decks and the creation of new cleared areas,
such as tree and vegetation cutting/clearing. The
event is free and open to the public, and lakeshore
property owners are encouraged to attend, along
with arborists and other professionals who may have
interest in learning about this new regulation. The
event will include a field component and overview
of the Shoreland Vegetation Protection Standards.
The event will take place on June 4, 2015 at Kamp
Kill Kare State Park, 2714 Hathaway Point Road in St.
Albans, from 3:30 until 5 pm and again on July 14,
2015 at Knight Point State Park, 44 Knight Point Road,
North Hero, also from 3:30 until 5 pm. Both events
area rain or shine and a shelter will be available in
the case of rain.
For additional information, contact Kevin Burke,
VT DEC, Lakes and Ponds Program, 802-490-6165
Eating History: Traditional and Modern
Wabanaki Cuisine
Join Professor Fred Wiseman at the Missisquoi Refuge in Swanton, on May 29, from 6:30 to 8 pm, as he
discusses the introduction of ancient foods and food preparation into the modern regional fare of Northern
New England. This program will examine alternative cuisine and the attempt to bring traditional Wabanaki
cooking to the Euro-American diet. Professor Wiseman will look at the partnerships and relationships bringing
ancient cuisine to chefs, restauranteurs, institutional dieticians, and academics while still maintaining respect
for Native communities and their traditions.
This evolving “locavore/Indigivore” movement contains some hopeful results for expanding traditional
diets in our area. The illustrated presentation is supported by examples of ancient crops as well as ideas for
culturally sensitive menus, food presentations, and service.
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Silver by Tish
Open Mon. Wed. Fri. Sat.: 10-5
Tues. Thurs. Sun.: By Chance
11 South Street, South Hero VT 05486
802-372-5527 [email protected]
Come Dance and Create
with Island Arts This Summer
Come have fun and get a real workout at Island Arts Hip Hop and Broadway Dance Camp. It is for students
age 10 through 18 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon August 10 through 14. Learn jazz dance styles and
hip hop in a positive, hardworking, noncompetitive environment. Instructor Karen Amirault is a Vermontbased dancer, singer, choreographer, educator and owner of her own dance company. Be a part of the group
and activity of this high energy week.
Lyna Lou Nordstrom, former high school art teacher, will teach 3 creative classes. The first is Jello Prints
where imagery is created by touching textural objects to the surface after rolling it with a color. Layers
are added until the print looks finished and most participants leave with 10-15 original prints. This class is
scheduled for June 30 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and open to ages 10 and older.
For the Nature Prints class, each participant will receive a 4” x 6” slab of Jello from which to make prints
from nature’s wonderful shapes and textures. When leaves, weeds, flower petals, vines are pressed into the
inked gelatin, all the lines will be reproduced like magic. This class will be held on July 28, 1 to 3 p.m. for ages
10 and up. Lyna Lou loves to get people excited about printmaking. Her prints have won numerous awards.
She is a juried artist with the Vermont Arts Council.
Lyna Lou’s last class is Framing Your Own Art, held on August 11, 12 and 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. You will
learn how to work with metal and wood frames and matting. Students should bring to the first class a photo
or artwork they want to frame in an 11” x 14” frame. The image needs to be smaller, for example 8” x 10”,
so that the mat will give the image some breathing room around it. If class members want instructions on
how to frame canvasses, that can be done as well. Equipment and tools will be available for use in class but
participants may want to start collecting their own tools so they can do more framing when the class is over.
For information on all Island Arts events and site for each, look for the Island Arts brochure at local places of
business, check out the Island Arts website at or call Tony Pietricola, Dean of Island Arts Academy,
at 802-372-5363, Island Arts office at 802-372-8889 or email [email protected] Handicap accessible.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
Begins Open Water Angler Survey
on Lake Champlain
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is notifying Lake Champlain anglers that it is conducting an angler
survey for the open water season. The information collected in this survey will help provide insights into fishing
effort, catch rates, species targeted, and biological information from fish harvested. The survey is underway
and will continue through October 15.
The survey is covering both Vermont and New York waters of the Main Lake basin, from the Champlain
Bridge north to Isle La Motte.
“We conducted similar angler surveys in this
manner in the 1980’s and 1990’s as part of the Lake
Champlain trout and salmon fishery restoration
program assessments, in cooperation with the
New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,”
said Brian Chipman, fisheries biologist with Vermont
Fish & Wildlife. “Lake trout and landlocked Atlantic
Grand Isle - May 30, Isle
salmon are the major species sought in this area
North Hero - August 22
of the lake, but we are collecting data from anglers
fishing for all species to get a complete picture of the
fishery for comparison with results from the previous
Department survey clerks are conducting the
survey by boat on weekends and holidays, as well as
for a number of randomly selected weekdays each
week. Anglers encountered while fishing are counted
and asked to participate in a brief interview to obtain
information about their fishing trip, including the
amount of time they have been fishing, what they
are fishing for, what fish they have caught, and
their state residence. Survey clerks may also ask to
examine and measure fish caught.
Angler participation in the survey is voluntary, and
no personally identifiable information is recorded.
“We greatly appreciate the cooperation of Lake
Champlain anglers with this project,” said Chipman.
“The information they provide will contribute
significantly to the management of Lake Champlain
197 East Shore Rd. North Grand Isle
Grand Isle County Based
La Motte - June 6,
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Lisa Arnold
[email protected]
Has May truly passed by this quickly?
Can we be jumping headfirst into the pool
of June already? What an amazing time of
year this is, with new beginnings abounding
in nature and beyond. Al Bernstein quoted it
well when he said, “Spring being a tough act
to follow, God created June.” If only the act
of spring into June would stand still for us to
enjoy just a bit more. Have a great week.
It’s time to start thinking about the Alburgh
Community Independence Day Parade. The
patriotic parade will be on Saturday, July
4, at 11 am. Line-up will be on Jarvis Lane
from 9:30-10:45 am. 2015 is an anniversary
year for the end of the Civil War, and World
War II, and your floats could celebrate that.
All military are honored in this parade, and
are encouraged to be in the parade, flying
your colors for the civilians to know and
remember how we have fought, and still do
fight to keep our America a free nation. There
is some space available on the American
Legion lawn for fundraising activities. For
more information, contact Martha Goodsell,
802-796-4060, or [email protected] WATER/SEWER BILLS DUE
The Village of Alburgh Water/ Sewer Bills
are due by June 20, 2015 by 5 pm. Those that
are unable to make it into the office during
regular business hours, please utilize the
drop box located on the South side of the
building or mail payments to 1 Firehouse RD,
Alburgh VT 05440.
The end of year Field Day for Alburgh
School will be held on Wednesday, June
10 (rain date June 11). Staff and students
will be participating in all day events and
parent/family/community volunteers are
encouraged to join in the fun. If you would
like to volunteer in some way please contact
the school at 802-796-3573.
The Village of Alburgh is seeking two
part time auditors. This position consists
of auditing the books once a year, possibly
twice this year due to the change of the
fiscal year. Experience in accounting is a
plus. Applicants must reside in the Village
of Alburgh. If interested, please submit a
letter of interest to the Village of Alburgh 1
Firehouse RD Alburgh VT 05440.
Were you or a family member a former
Alburgh Mustang Band member? If so,
and you are interested in celebrating with
the graduating 8th grade 2015 class by
performing with our Mustang band at
graduation, please call the school at 802796-3573 and leave a message in the office.
Graduation is on June 12th at 6 pm.
Order forms for the 2014-2015 Alburgh
School yearbook have been sent home
with students. If you don’t receive a form
and would like one, please call the school
at 802-795-3573. Pre-ordered yearbooks are
$12 each. Only a few extra yearbooks will be
ordered and they will be available for $15.
Please make note of the following events,
meetings and special dates for May and June
at Alburgh School:
- June 1: June PBiS Star Assembly
- June 5: PBiS End of the Year School wide
Celebration @ 1 pm
- June 10: Field Day (rain date is June 11)
is our annual Field Day. Please contact the
school if you are interested in volunteering.
- June 12: Graduation at 6 pm.
- June 15: Band to play at JazzFest in
By: Gina Lewis, Library Director
802-796-6077, [email protected]
THANK YOU: Columbia Chapter No.76,
Order of the Eastern Star has donated funds
to the Alburgh Public Library to replace and
update all the library computers. The library
has been struggling with keeping up with
the high demand of computer usage for the
past few years. Local library patrons of all
ages depend on the library computers for
work, school, and entertainment. Thank you
all so much!
NEW IN ADULT BOOKS: Radiant Angel by
Nelson Demille.
FILM NIGHT: Monday, June 1 at 7 pm, the
library will be showing the movie “Unbroken”
every Tuesday at 10:30 am. Bring your child
for stories, crafts, and snacks.
KIDS ART CLASSES: Kids art classes every
Thursday at 3:30 pm with Dot Cota. Grades
HANDCRAFTERS MEET: From knitting to
needlework, all handcrafters are invited to
join the group on Thursdays at 6:30 pm
LIBRARY WEBSITE: Did you know the
library has a website? It features our monthly
events, new books, many online resources,
and our entire library catalog! Check it out:
LIBRARY HOURS: Monday 1-6 pm,
Tuesday 9 am-5 pm, Wednesday 1-6 pm,
Thursday 1-6 pm, Friday 1-6 pm, Saturday 10
am-1 pm.
St. Joseph’s Church Hall
in Grand Isle
every Thursday at
with Early Birds
starting at 6:15p.m.
Whitetail Mechanical
specializing in hva/cr. plumbing & welding
Jesse Roy
C: 802-238-1996
[email protected]
Tues &Thurs
Valid 6/30/15
Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family have
made a donation of $100,000 to Hudson
Headwaters Health Network to support its
new health center facility in Champlain. The
funds are earmarked for x-ray equipment, a
new service that Hudson Headwaters Health
Network will add when it replaces its existing
building that houses North Country Family
Health Center (NCFH). The new facility will
be located just east of the Price Chopper
plaza, about a mile from the current health
center. Construction is expected to start this
“We are thrilled that Stewart’s and the
Dake Family have made such a major
commitment to help us bring additional
health care services to the area,” said John
Rugge, MD, Hudson Headwaters’ CEO. “The
new health center will more than quadruple
our space and enable us to add behavioral
health, x-ray and other services.”
“Stewart’s and the Dake family are
committed to making all our shops’
communities stronger,” said Susan Dake,
President of the Stewart’s Foundation.
“Assuring access to healthcare is an
important part of that strength.”
Hudson Headwaters’ medical staff at
NCFH currently cares for 4,200 people
annually, accounting for more than 11,500
patient visits. These numbers are projected
to double within the next few years. NCFH
is the only local primary care office, serving
people living in the towns of Champlain,
Altona, Chazy, West Chazy, Mooers and the
Village of Rouses Point.
Construction of the new 24,500 squarefoot health center is expected to cost about
$6 million. It will have 20 primary care exam
rooms; three behavioral health-counseling
rooms and additional space for specialty
care services. “Our goal is to expand access
to health care to better serve the area,” Rugge
said. To that end, Hudson Headwaters is
working with the University of Vermont
Network (UVMHN) to bring additional
services to the new health center. UVMHN,
formerly known as Fletcher-Allen Health
Care, includes CVPH in Plattsburgh.
Hudson Headwaters is a not-for-profit,
community-based network of 16 health
centers serving the Lake/George/Adirondack
and Glens Falls Region since 1981. Its
services include comprehensive primary
care, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral
health, dentistry, lab and imaging.
The Mooers United Methodist Church in
Mooers is holding a Car Wash on Tuesday,
June 9 from 9 am to noon at the Mooers Fire
Station. Cars will be washed for a $5 donation.
All proceeds will benefit the Building Repair
Marvel in all the greatness of Broadway
as the Northeastern Clinton Central School
Drams Club presents an original Broadway
review, An Evening at the TONY Awards: A
Broadway Musical Review on Friday, May 29,
Saturday, on May 30, at 7:30 pm and Sunday,
 A Gift, Card, & Souvenir Shop 
Located in Alburgh Village
 Explore our FREE Civil War Museum 
 Open daily 10-5 Sun. & Wed. by chance. 
 Visit our VT History and Geology Room 
Look for the Red Welcome Wagon
New England Via Vermont
Little Bit
as possible to take
of Everything
part in the events
and parade.
more information
regarding this fun Box springs & Mattress $45 & up
2 piece Sectional $199
Bureaus $25 & up
Hutch’s $135 & up
Kieran Gilroy at 5188 Vantine Ave.,
297-5441 or email at
Alburgh, VT
[email protected] 
net. More details of
the upcoming events will be forthcoming.
Home Town Cable (24) is the viewersupported, local cable-TV/Internet channel
for the communities of Altona, Champlain,
Chazy, Ellenburg, Mooers and Rouses Point.
Daily 4-hour programming starts play at 11,
3, and 7 (am and pm), except Wednesday
(three hour program), which is shown at 11,
2, 5, and 8 (am and pm). Programming is also
available as free video-on-demand at www. and www.
Wednesday, May 20: NCCS vs. AuSable
Valley JV boys basketball, SUNY Plattsburgh
vs. Elmira Division III women’s hockey from
PSTV; Thursday-Friday, May 21-22: NAC vs.
Beekmantown varsity softball, St. Joseph’s
(West Chazy) Confirmation with Bishop
Terry LaValley, Champlain Village board
meeting; Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24: Our
Little Corner with Gordie Little at the May 16
North Country Honor Flight, NCCS drama
club cast interview, What’s Going on Here
with Bob Venne. Monday-Tuesday; May 2526: NAC vs. Beekmantown varsity baseball,
NCCS vs. Plattsburgh varsity hockey, Rouses
Point Village Board meeting.
May 30-31 American Legion Post 912, VFW
Post 1418 Memorial Day Ceremony, Chazy
Memorial Day parade, Our Little Corner with
Gordie Little “Jean Arthur historic marker”,
What’s Going on Here with Bob Venne
“Doc Graphics”. Monday-Tuesday, June 1-2:
NCCS vs. Beekmantown track meet, NAC vs.
AuSable Valley boys Section VII basketball.
Sympathy goes out to the family of
Rita Chapman, 90, formerly of Chazy
and Champlain, who passed away at
the Meadowbrook Healthcare Facility in
Plattsburgh on May 14; and to the family of
Joseph Leo Cardin, 96, of Canton, formerly
of Champlain, who passed away on March
14 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Canton.
I wanted to plant flowers this week, but
since I am a fair-weathered gardener, I
decided to wait until it warms up again.
Mary Racicot
[email protected]
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New York
May 31 at 2 pm.
An Evening at the TONY Awards celebrates
the Great White Way showcasing musical
song and dance numbers from some of
Broadway’s most legendary productions
such as My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Guys
and Dolls, Cabaret, Chicago, The Wiz, Grease,
Annie Get Your Gun, Rocky Horror Picture
Show, Rent and many more.
The awards ceremony kicks off at the
Francis “Bud” Moore Auditorium at the NCCS
High School Auditorium, NCCS High School,
Route 276, Champlain. General admission is
Voters of the Northeastern Clinton Central
School District went to the polls on Tuesday,
May 19, to vote on the school budget. The
$27,657,517 proposed budget was defeated
because, even though the voters voted
354 yes to 252 no, the budget needed a 60
percent yes vote since the levy exceeded the
state cap.
Voters did approve the purchase of four
school buses by a vote of 272 to 220 and the
proposition to provide funds to the local
libraries was approved by a vote of 419 to 181.
Elected to the school board of education
were Alan Cardin and Robert McDonough,
each for a five year term. Alan Cardin
received 430 votes; Tammy A. Gonyo, 237
votes; Linda Gonyo-Horne, 130 votes; Robert
T. McDonough 402 votes.
Dodge Memorial Library in Rouses Point
will be operating under new hours as of
Monday, June 1. The library will be open on
Monday and Tuesday from noon to 7 pm,
and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from
noon to 6 pm.
There will be an art show at the library
on Friday, May 29 from 6 to 8 pm, featuring
the works of student artists who participated
in the Fun With Watercolors Workshop.
Everyone is invited to stop by and meet the
student artists and teaching artist Connie
Cassevaugh. Refreshments will be served.
The Take A Bite Out of Books competition
will be held on Saturday, May 30th at the
Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh. The
Dodge Memorial Library will field 8 teams
in this competition. Students in grades 5-7
have been working extremely hard preparing
for this competition. There are also 5 junior
coaches in grades 8 and 9 who will be there
to cheer on their team. If you would like to
volunteer to help at this event, it would be
appreciated. Please call Donna at 297-622 for
more information.
Friends of the Library will be hosting a
book sale on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am to
1 pm on the library lawn. If you would like to
donate good used books, please bring them
to the library during regular open hours.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will be
used to benefit the Dodge Memorial Library.
The 2nd Annual Rouses Point Farmer’s
Market will begin on Friday, June 26 from 3
to 7 pm, and run until Labor Day Weekend.
There will be many local vendor’s/crafters
sporting a variety of items and goods.
If you are interested in being a vendor,
please call the library at 518-297-6242 or
Connie Cassevaugh at 518-297-3536 for an
Plans are underway by the Rouses
Point July 4th Festival Committee to hold
their 55th Annual 4th of July Celebration
weekend commencing July 3rd to July 5th.
They are encouraging as many participants
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South Hero
Mary Harwood
[email protected]
The South Hero Planning Commission
will hold a Public Hearing at 7 pm on
Wednesday, June 3, at the Town Office, to
act on a preliminary subdivision application
brought by Alan Jr. and Linda Kinney. They
seek to create 6 new lots with remaining land
at 56 East Shore Road.
On Wednesday, June 10, at 7:30 pm, the
Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a
Public Hearing to act on an appeal of a permit
denial and request for variance brought by
landowner Howard Snider. He is proposing
a boundary adjustment for non-conforming
property on Lands End Way.
Wednesday, June 17, the Planning
Commission will hold a preliminary
subdivision hearing at 7 pm. The land
owners, Robert and Francis Viens, seek to
create three new lots with remaining land
at 20 Iodine Springs Road and along Sunset
View Road.
Recreation scholarships for South Hero
residents were discussed and the consensus
is that scholarships should be used for
Town programs, and that the Recreation
Commission should write a draft of a policy
for scholarships, which could include an
application form. Grass seed was planted
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over the old road bed at White’s Beach last
fall and is not coming in very well. More
work may need to be done either later this
spring or in the fall after the beach season.
Jeff Spees of West Shore Rd. was present
to discuss storm runoff and drainage issues
at the bend of the road near Crescent Bay
B&B. Members of the State “better back roads”
program will make a site visit on Tuesday May
12, 2015. A motion was approved to apply for
a grant pending the inspection and site visit
if a solution to the problem is identified and
a grant is deemed necessary. Mr. Spees also
asked if the speed limit can be lowered in
this area. As part of the process, the sheriff
will be asked for recommendations.
The Board discussed their goals for this
year. Road Ordinance: This issue was visited
last year and will be brought up again.
Commercial sign ordinance: This will be
brought up with the Planning Commission
(PC) when new regulations are written after
the Town Plan is finalized.
Hire a consultant to begin the process
to rehabilitate Town Hall: The Boards and
employees need to set goals and wish lists
first at a future meeting. Park and Ride: Now
that the Lavin Property is off of the table,
other locations will be identified and try to
get something going. Carol Tremble will talk
with Ruth Wallman of LCIEDC about possible
locations and Christopher Herrick will talk to
Mark Naud about reviewing the area near
the Fish and Wildlife access near Featherbed
Lane now that there is a new legal curb cut.
A motion was approved to have the
designated posting areas for notices and
warnings be at Town Hall, the Post Office,
and the Folsom Educational and Community
South Street project updates: Town
Clerk received authorization that unsigned
be recorded; CLD
right-of-way plan
that are recordable
have been received;
payment checks for
compensation have
been written and will
be sent this week;
compensation order
are being recorded;
necessity order is
record easements,
both signed and
right-of-way plans;
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Grand Isle, Vermont
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condemnation order, recorded necessity
order, easements and right-of-way plans,
and a word document for signature of the
already completed and reviewed right-ofway certification; send to V-Trans the signed
sent to the Town Attorney, and a cover
letter requesting a right-of-way certificate;
V-Trans then can authorize the Town to
proceed with the Final Design. The Road
Department will begin to prepare South
Street for paving from Landon Rd to Rte. 2
within approximately 2 weeks.
A motion was approved to appoint the
constable as unlicensed dog warden.
The state of South Hero Rescue (SHR) was
discussed. Ray Allen will be retiring on June
9. That will leave only 1 EMT who is able to
deliver advanced care. The State District
#3 Board member is taking a wait and see
approach to see if SHR can keep its license.
Suggestions were brought up:
Get more certified members. The lack of
new members is the largest problem, and
a recruitment letter will be drafted. The
possibility of working in shifts rather than
being on call all of the time will also be
discussed. Drop the certification level From
Advanced to Basic. Ramifications of this
change are unknown at this time.
Dissolve SHR and join Grand Isle Rescue.
Not ideal, as they are also somewhat short
staffed and will have to travel a long distance
to get to a South Hero call. Also, South Hero
will have to pay as much as $30,000 a year
for the service. Hire the services and stay
in Town. This seems too expensive and not
A motion was approved to sign the Liquor
license renewal for Blue Paddle Bistro.
The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 7
Death Notices
GRAND ISLE- Jean P. Perry, 82, passed away on
Sunday May 17, 2015 at St. Albans Health & Rehab.
She was born on July 25, 1932 in Flushing, NY,
the daughter of Lyall and Lydia (Schnabel) Bruce.
She graduated from Roger Ludlow High School
in Fairfield, CT. Later in life, she graduated from
Woodbury College in Waterbury, VT. She was married
to Jack Perry on Oct. 31, 1958, and after 44 years of
marriage, he passed away on January 20, 2003.
She was the secretary for the State’s Attorney,
Cashman, and later was employed with University
Health Center. She was a life member of the
Eastern Stars, Island Chapter #73, and will be will
remembered for her civic mindedness, including her
service on the Grand Isle Rescue Squad, Deputy with
the Grand Isle Sheriff Dept., chaired the democratic
party for Phil Hoff and was an avid 4-H leader.
She is survived by her children and their spouses,
Debra and Jerry Young; Lisa and Rob Ross; Bruce
and Sue Perry; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Danielle,
Tony, Jessica, Shanna and Isiaha; her great grandson,
Oliver; her sister, Cindy Sorrell; and many nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Memorial Services will be conducted by the
Eastern Stars, Chapter 73 on Saturday at 3 pm in
Elmwood Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave.
Burlington. Visitation will be at the funeral home
from 2 pm until the service begins. Later interment
will be in Grand Isle Cemetery.
Those wishing may send memorial contributions
to Grand Isle Rescue Squad, Faywood Rd. Grand Isle,
Vt. 05458.
SOUTH HEROGary F. Tourville of
South Hero, age
67, passed away
on Sunday, May
Medical Center in
Gary was born
August 2, 1947
the son of the
late Alfred and
Mary Lawrence
Tourville. He attended Lyndon Institute and Johnson
State College. He started his working career at Thermal
Wire and then Moon and Sons Gulf station in South
Hero. Presently he was employed as the Purchasing
Manager for Lake Champlain Transportation. On July
4, 2000 he married Darlene Atherton in South Hero.
Gary loved camping, skiing, and riding his motorcycle
however his happiest times were spent when he was
at camp where he always enjoyed a good party.
Gary is survived by his wife, Darlene of South Hero
and his daughter, Rebecca Cook and her husband,
Moe of Shoreham; his sons, Matthew McGrath and
his wife Nikka of Shelburne, and Michael McGrath
of Colchester. His grandchildren; Jacob and David;
Olivia, Alae’ah, and Matthias; Logan; Ben, Jeff and
Ryan. His uncle, Buhd Lawrence of South Hero. Sister
in law, Barb Tourville of Oklahoma. Mother in law,
June Atherton of Grand Isle; his in laws, Howard
Atherton and wife Jan of Grantham, NH; Mary Kay
Atherton and fiancé, Joe Butkus of Essex; Donald and
Cindy Atherton of Milton; Cheryl and John Daniels
of Florida; Dale Atherton and fiancé, Jane Halvorson
of Sheldon; and Wendy Atherton and partner, David
Getty of North Carolina. He also leaves his very
special family, Keith and Holly Chase of Richmond as
well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides
his father, Alfred Tourville and his mother, Mary
Moon, Gary was predeceased by his stepfather,
Marshall Moon, his father in law, Sanford “Sandy”
Atherton, and his brother Paul Tourville.
Gary was a respected member of the South Hero
Rescue Squad and the National Ski Patrol at Bolton
Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm in the
Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. A Memorial Service will be held on
Friday, May 22, at 11 am in the funeral home. Burial will be in the South Hero
Village Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to South Hero Rescue, PO Box 365,
South Hero, VT 05486 or to C.I.D.E.R. PO Box 13, South Hero, VT 05486
Online condolences may be made at
- Hot Pizza and Heat Pumps at the Energy Co-op of Vermont Office
in Colchester from 5:30-7 pm.
- Chamber Mixer at Snowfarm Vineyard, 5-7 pm.
- “Abenaki Life” 2015 Wildlife Refuge Presentation Series at
Missisquoi Wildlife Refuge from 6:30-8 pm.
- Health Wellness Fair held at the North Hero Community Hall from
10 am to 4 pm.
- Italian Night Dinner Social, held at the Islands in the Sun Senior
Center at 6 pm.
- Spaghetti Dinner, held at the Isle La Motte Elementary School, from
5-7 pm.
- Howard Coffin’s “Vermont in the Civil War” at the Milton Historical
Society, at 7 pm.
- Training and Information on the Shoreland Protection Act held at
Kamp Kill Kare State Park from 3:30 to 5 pm.
- Yahtzee night held at the St. Amadeus Parish Center, at 5:30 pm.
- “Finding Your Own Authentic Voice” writing class held at the North
Hero Methodist Church at 10 am to 4 pm.
- Retirement celebration for Donna Lefebvre at Folsom School at 6
- Blood drive held at Folsom School from 12:30-6 pm.
The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 8
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An information meeting will be held at
the North Hero School on Monday, June 1 at.
7pm. Please remember to vote at the Town
Clerk’s Office between 7 am and 7 pm.
Joe Resteghini
Principal, North Hero School
The school board and I hosted a spirited
informational meeting this past week. The
vote on the school budget is set for June 2,
and another informational meeting will take
place on June 1.
If you know a friend interested in attending
North Hero School next year for kindergarten
please direct them to our informational
meeting on June 2nd. Mrs. Parker will host
a meeting that will introduce what it will feel
like to be a parent of a kindergartner. Please
come and visit. The meeting will take place
from 5:30-6:15 pm.
On June 4, our fifth and sixth grade class
will do a day of service learning at Camp
Ta-Kump-Ta. The class will do whatever is
required of the camp; if the latrines need
swabbing, so be it. If the cookie needs
potatoes peeled, we peel. If the- well, you
get it. And realistically, I am not sure, due
to child labor laws, if we can actually swab
latrines. Raising funds and working to reach
out to a local organization has been a yearlong project and this is the culminating day,
and the chance for us to connect with the
We will also be delivering a check that
will go to help support the camp and the
awesome values that they hang their hats on.
HOURS: Tues- 2 to 7 pm, Thurs- 10 am to
3 pm, Sat- 9 am to 1 pm.
relaxed story and playtime for preschoolers,
now on Thursdays, 11:30 am.
FACEBOOK: We have a new Facebook
page. “Like us” and check out the latest in
library news.
is Sustainability and all books are in the
library ready for checkout. The first book is A
Cafecito Story by Julia Alvarez. Linda Bland,
a scholar with the Vermont Humanities
Council, will lead the group discussion at 7 pm on June 18. Linda is new to our list
of scholars and looking forward to her first
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough,
The China Mirage by James Bradley, The
Children Return by Martin Walker, Inside the
O’Briens by Lisa Genova, The Sympahtizer by
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sound and the Fury
by Spenser Quinn, Wolf Winter by Cecelia
Engineer by Andrea Beaty, Pirate Palooza
and Deep Space Disco by Erik Craddock,
Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi.
AUDIO BOOKS: Food, a Love Story by Jim
DVDs: Still Alice, Boyhood, Last Days in
KIDS DVDs: Paddington.
FREE PASS: The Echo pass is available for
all Vermont residents. Pass may be checked
out for two days.
FREE WI-FI from our parking lot, 24/7.
Free public computers are also available in
the library.
FREE PASS: The Echo pass is available for all
Vermont residents and can be checked out for
two days.
FREE WI-FI: Public computers are available in
the library, free of charge, and wireless internet
can be accessed from the parking lot at any time.
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Congratulations to the following students who graduated from the University
of New Hampshire in Durham: Dana Hanf, Georgia, with a BA in psychology,
graduating Summa Cum Laude; Tess Quintin, Milton, with a BS in RMP: therapeutic
recreation; and Steven Young, Swanton, with a BA in chemistry.
Congratulations to the graduating students: Christopher Poirier, Colchester,
with an AS in electronic journalism arts; Jeremiah Bouchard, Colchester, with
a BS in music business & industry; Okephief Robinson, Colchester, with a BS
in music business & industry; Lydia Fitzgerald, Milton, with a BS in business
administration; Calvin Sanderson, South Hero, with a BS in exercise science; and
Dylan Newton, St. Albans, with a BA in liberal studies.
Congratulations to Clarkson graduates Joseph Robbins of Chazy, NY, who
received a BS in mechanical engineering; and Nicholas Guay of Mooers, NY, who
received a BS in communication.
Congratulations to Joel Clark, Colchester, receiving a BS in Biology; and Lacey
Giard, receiving an AS in veterinary technology.
Congratulations to Devan Ashline, Rouses Point, with a BM in music business;
Cameron Brownell, Colchester, with a BM in music performance and music
education; Robert Dietsche, Rouses Point, with a BS in business administration;
and Dina Panetta, Chazy, with a MSE in special education.
Congratulations to Brynna Barbour, Milton; Kyra Bevins, Milton; Hannah
Bowes, Grand Isle; Stephanie Burrows, Georgia; Aileen Button, South Hero;
Kristen Caron, Grand Isle; Jack Cater, Milton; Hannah Coburn, Swanton; Hunter
Colvin, North Hero; Meghann Dempsey, Milton; Jesse Eaton, Milton; Emily Evans,
Swanton; Maeve Herrick, South Hero; Ingrid Holm, Grand Isle; Mallory Honan,
Rouses Point; Danielle Hurley, Milton; Hannah Johnson, Milton; Christopher
Kelm, Milton; Caitlyn King, Georgia; Kelly Knight, Milton; Julia Laramee, Milton;
Sarah Lawrence, North Hero; Kelsey Lemieux, Milton; Anne Maheux, South Hero;
Madeleine Mank, Isle La Motte; Nicholas Medor, Swanton; Benjamin Medor,
Swanton; Katie O’Brien, Milton; Brooke Phillips, Milton; Julia Quackenbush, South
Hero; Erika Quackenbush, South Hero; James Rambone, Georgia; Ethan Smith,
Milton; and Tamar Wheeler, Swanton.
Nurse-Family Partnership
Celebrates First Graduates
Franklin County Home Health Agency is celebrating the first graduating class in
the Franklin, Lamoille, and Grand Isle County Nurse-Family Partnership Program.
Six young mothers and their children from Franklin and Lamoille County have
completed this 2 ½ year, evidence-based community health program that helps
transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child.
Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) participant mothers and their babies, NFP
Home Visiting staff, and supporters from around the state will celebrate the
successful completion of this program by six young families at Church of the Rock,
Fairfax Road, St. Albans, at 4:30 pm, on Tuesday, June 2.
The graduation speaker, Dr. Breena Holmes, Director of Maternal and Child
Health, Vermont Department of Health, will address an audience of families,
friends and community supporters. Franklin County
Home Health Agency was one of Vermont’s early
adopters of this program.
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a voluntary
prevention program that provides nurse home
visitation services to low-income, first-time mothers.
Nurses begin home visits early in the mother’s
pregnancy and continue visitation until the child’s
second birthday. Nurses provide support, education
and counseling on health, behavioral and selfsufficiency issues.
NFP is one the most rigorously tested program of
its kind. Randomized controlled trials conducted over
the past 35 years demonstrate multi-generational
outcomes for families and their communities.
Mothers and children who have participated in
the program have consistently demonstrated
significantly improved prenatal health, fewer
subsequent pregnancies, increased maternal
employment, improved child school readiness,
reduced involvement in crime, and less child abuse,
neglect and injuries.
In 2012 Nurse Family Partnership was
implemented in Franklin and Lamoille counties, and
subsequently Grand Isle County, under the direction
of Franklin County Home Health Agency. Twelve
out of fourteen Vermont counties now offer this
program. Since 2012 NFP has touched the lives of
331 Vermont women who have delivered 209 babies
and those numbers are changing every day. NurseFamily Partnership serves families in 43 states and
the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information about
Nurse-Family Partnership in Franklin, Lamoille, and
Grand Isle Counties, contact Rhonda Desrochers,
802-527-7531, [email protected]
The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 9
- Childhood and Adolescent AnxietyWhat every parent should know!
Sponsored by Grand Isle Supervisory Union
Alburgh Community Education Center
The Grand Isle Supervisory Union is pleased to
present Tina Bleau, MA, a Licensed Psychologist
specializing in the assessment and treatment
of developmental trauma, adoption, and
attachment issues. Tina has provided consultation,
supervision, and training to caregivers and
professionals in childcare settings, mental health,
post-permanency service agencies, and schools
for over 20 years.
Tina will be sharing information about childhood
and adolescent anxiety and how to support children
who struggle socially and emotionally. There will be
plenty of time for questions and answers. There is no
charge and there will be door prizes!
The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 10
To the Editor,
On May 27, I ask
my fellow Isle La
members to vote yes
for our school budget.
Our school does an
exemplary job of
educating our children
and we can show our
support by voting for our budget.
These are trying times, with increasing
government mandates, decreasing funding, the
loss of our superintendent and possible loss of
our principle. We are fortunate to be blessed with
such devoted teachers, they need the communities
support to continue doing the very best for our
children. The school board has done a diligent job
pairing down the budget as much as possible without
harming the quality of education. Thank you so much
for your consideration and support.
Respectfully submitted,
Jodi Spaulding Berg
To the Editor,
Isle La Motte Taxpayers- On May 27, the Isle La
Motte School will present the revised FY 16 Budget
of $1,166,387 to taxpayers to vote on. This budget
reflex’s an estimated homestead tax rate of $1.6918.
And a 7.6% decrease from the original budget
presented in March.
The attendees at the informational meetings held
by the school board offered insight on both sides
to the issues facing the Board and the taxpayers.
We now stand at a point where the budget cannot
support any more spending cuts and continue to
provide the level of education necessary for our
students. The Board and taxpayers should now stand
together to ensure that no further compromises of
the education of our Island students occurs. To do
this we must begin the healing process and take a
step forward.
Please support The Isle La Motte School FY16
Budget and VOTE. Absentee ballots can be sent by
request, either by phone, e-mail, or fax. Please VOTE
and support our student’s future.
Respectfully submitted,
Barbara N. Callahan, Isle La Motte
School Board Member
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To the Editor,
Congratulations Mitzi! If you missed the 7 Days
articles on winners and losers of the 2015 legislative
session, our State Representative Mitzi Johnson, was
the only legislator listed in the "winner" category. "...
In her first year as a money chair, Johnson managed
to cut $53 million from state programs without
drawing the ire of left- leaning lobbyists. Employing
an open inclusive process, Johnson won the support
of the committee's four Republicans and never lost
her cool". Nice work, Mitzi!
Sherry Corbin, South Hero
To the Editor,
I am an Alburgh resident, keenly aware of the North
Hero School Board’s efforts to represent its scholars
and local taxpayers. The Board has wrestled with
aligning dollars with needs, compliance responses
to state mandates, effective use of teacher time
and efficient coordination of resources and teaching
opportunities. Additionally, they have responded
positively to public interests which have required
comprehensive explanations for specific cost outlays
and they have shown that no funds are spent before
excruciating review has been exercised. I applaud Mr.
Julow’s, Mr. Resteghini’s and North Hero’s teaching
and non-teaching personnel for their exhaustive
disclosure of school costs. Your open meetings
and spirited discussions are models of small town
democratic consensus-building in action. Alburgh
and surrounding towns are watching North Hero’s
deliberations with appreciation for the struggles you
and we face. I hope that your June 2 vote reveals your
town’s high regard for your public service efforts and
for your town’s very highest priority, the education of
your students.
Remember to Vote on June 2!
John Goodrich, Alburgh
To the Editor,
As a past graduate of North Hero School I can
honestly say that North Hero School is the most
inclusive and welcoming school I have ever seen,
and the staff there are even more so. North Hero
School may not look like much from the outside; it's
cute but small, and has a traditional school look, but
those who visit its halls know that North Hero is no
ordinary school. North Hero School is proud of its
student's work and they work hard to make sure that
every student gets a chance to shine.
The teachers at North Hero School will always
have a place in my heart because of all the wonderful
help they gave me and the time they devoted to me.
My third and fourth grade teacher was Mr.
Restighini. Many reading this editorial may know
Mr. Restighini as the current principal of North Hero
School, but before he was an amazing principal, he
was an amazing teacher. I have very fond memories
of his classes and how he made everything fun. We
used to have class cash and we would get to have
auctions for prizes with the class cash on Fridays. He
would always have a joke to tell us, and he pulled the
best pranks on April Fools Day. Mr. Restighini taught
me to never give up, and enjoy myself.
My last year at North Hero School was taught by
a new teacher, Ms. Aubin. I will be honest when I say
that in the sixth grade, I was a bit of a troublemaker.
I used to argue with the teacher a lot and make jokes
that would disturb the class (my bad.) But throughout
the whole year, Ms. Aubin was patient and kind with
me, and tried her best to teach me to be a better
person. Ms. Aubin loves art just like me, and through
it, we found a common denominator. Ms. Aubin
always did what she knew was right for me and in
the end it changed me. From Ms. Aubin I learned to
be a better person.
North Hero School is so much more than that little
building on US Route 2. It is the bond between many
amazing teachers and their students, the knowledge
that will last a lifetime, and the immortal imprint it
left on the hearts of the children who grew up within
its walls. North Hero School deserves a chance at
what its teachers want to provide for their kids, a fun
and unique education. And I for one can think of no
school more in need of a budget than North Hero.
Please support the future generations by voting
“yes” on the North Hero School budget.
Natalie Julow, 8 Grader from North Hero
To the Editor,
Common sense implies that the further tax dollars
get from the people who pay them, the less effective
and efficient the spending of those dollars becomes.
Milton Friedman, a Nobel Prize winner in Economics,
put it another way: “When a man spends someone
else’s money on someone else, he doesn’t care how
much he spends or what he spends it on…. And that’s
government for you.”
The Vermont Agency of Education (VAE),
a bureaucracy that most Vermonters consider
beyond repair, provides one cogent example of this
conventional wisdom.
VAE is basically comprised of three major
administrative layers:
1. Montpelier;
2. Local supervisory unions;
3. Local school boards.
The Federal Government, through its mandates
and programs, also obviously plays a significant role,
as does the State Legislature.
Therefore, the bureaucracies causing the majority
of the property tax problems that we Vermonters
face are the Federal Government, VEA and the State
Legislature, and, to a lesser degree, the supervisory
unions - Local school boards play little, if any part.
Being at the bottom of this organizational
tree, local school boards obviously have the least
authority/control over the taxpayer dollars that fund
the system – There’s only so much they can do. If we
as residents and voters want meaningful reductions
in property taxes, therefore, we must start by pruning
the top branches on the organizational tree, not the
roots at the bottom; Washington and Montpelier are
where the problem resides, not Isle La Motte.
The Isle La Motte School Board is in the process
of trying for a third time to get their budget passed
because so far the majority of voting taxpayers,
whether through lack of information, frustration,
private agendas, or bias, believe that the School Board
can do something to meaningfully reduce taxes. The
simple truth is that they can’t without compromising
the education of our children. The School Board has
reduced their budget as much as they can, and, in my
opinion, probably more than they should have, in the
areas over which they have authority and control.
The School Board’s responsibilities are to provide the best education they can for their children while at
the same time using the taxpayer’s dollar as efficiently as possible. I think they have done this with the latest
proposed budget. In fact, if they’ve erred at all in trying to maintain that balance it’s been at the disadvantage
of the children, not the taxpayers. Further cuts will do little if any good in lowering taxes, but will further erode
educational quality.
I would strongly urge the voters of Isle La Motte to vote in favor of the budget on Wednesday, May 27, and
thereby show support for their dedicated school board, their excellent teachers and, most importantly, their
Art Larvey
Isle La Motte
The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 11
To the Editor,
Last Tuesday, May 19, 2015, between the hours of 1 and 6 pm, I had stolen from the end of my driveway
an outboard motor that was attached and locked to a small boat. The boat and motor were for sale and were
sitting on a trailer.
It is apparent that the thief cut the lock and removed the motor. This happened in broad daylight on US Rt.
2 South in Alburgh.
The motor was a 2014 Mercury, 4 stroke, 6HP, tiller model, short shaft and painted shiny black. Value is
$1700. The serial number on the motor #OR608564.
I am writing this letter so neighbors are aware of this theft and to take better precautions than I did.
I am also offering a $500.00 reward for the return of the motor or for information that will lead to an arrest
of the thief. I can be contacted on my cell phone by call or text at 802-229-8694, or call the Grand Isle County
Sheriff’s Dept. at 802-372-4482 Case #15GI0917.
Steven Riley, Alburgh
To the Editor,
At 6 pm on Tuesday, May 19, eleven North Hero citizens showed up for an innovative open school board
meeting on budget preparation. Eighteen pages of detailed spreadsheets were made available and the board
welcomed comments from the audience.
During the discussion, it became clear that:
- Staff contracts for the budget fiscal year 2016 have been signed and that regardless of the results of the
June 2 vote, the school will be fully staffed and up and running on schedule.
- Key numbers on budgeted “EDUCATION SPENDING AS DEFINED BY ACT 68” and projected tax rates for FY
2016 were not available.
The board was not conversant with the report from GISU “Joint Services Study Committee.” (This report,
among other matters suggested an “out of the box”
way to integrate the schools of Isle La Motte, North
Hero and Grand Isle and re-purpose up to eight of the
schools’ twenty five classrooms. And all of this could
be done without closing any of the three schools.
The full report can be found on the GISU web site or
directly at pages 26-29 are the most important. )
There will be an information meeting on Monday,
June 1, at 7 pm, prior to the June 2nd voting on the
2016 school budget, and it should be interesting.
Bart Wilcox,
Former North Hero school board member and
school auditor.
Young Wildlife Belong in the Wild
wildlife is enjoyable,
especially when young animals appear
in the spring, but it’s best to keep your
distance. Picking up young wildlife can do
more harm than good, according to the
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. It’s
also against the law.
When people see young animals
alone, they often mistakenly assume
these animals are helpless or lost, in trouble or needing to be rescued. Bringing
young wildlife into a human environment often results in permanent separation
from their mothers and a sad ending for the animal.
Handling wildlife could also pose a threat to the people involved. Wild animals
can transmit disease and angry wildlife mothers can pose significant dangers. Department scientists encourage wildlife watchers to respect the behavior of
animals in the spring and early summer, and to resist the urge to assist wildlife in
ways that may be harmful. Some helpful tips:
- Deer and moose nurse their young at different times during the day, and often
leave young alone for long periods of time. These animals are not lost. Their mother
knows where they are and will return.
- Young birds on the ground may have left their nest, but their parents will still
feed them.
- Young animals such as foxes and raccoons will often follow their parents. The
family of a “wandering” animal searching for food is usually nearby but just out of
sight to a person happening upon it. - Animals that act sick can carry rabies, parasites or other harmful diseases. Do not
handle them. Even though they do not show symptoms, healthy-looking raccoons,
foxes, skunks, and bats also may also be carriers of the deadly rabies virus. iiiiiiiii
Annual Italian Nights!
Friday & Saturday May 29th & 30th 5-8pm
Reservations Required
Chef and Family Owned for 58 Years
Old Quarry Road, Isle La Motte, VT
The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 12
Grand Isle
Julie Dickie
[email protected]
By: Kathy Tulissi, Library Director
[email protected]
COMING SOON: Details of our Summer
Reading Program starting on June 23 with
our Super Hero nurse Becca McCray will be
posted soon on our Library weblog. NEW BOOKS: The First Bad Man A
Novel by Miranda July, Seeker by Arwen
Elys Dayton and The Sleepwalker’s Guide to
Dancing by Mira Jacob. TRUSTEES INFO: Trustees meet on the
second Monday of even numbered months
at 6 pm, and the public is always welcome to
WEEKLY EVENTS: Story Time is back!
Come listen to a great book at 10 am on
FIBER NIGHT: We meet every Thursday
at 6:30 - 8 pm. Do you knit, crochet, sew,
quilt, or do any other type of fiber craft?
Are you interested in learning a fiber craft?
Please join us for an enjoyable evening at
the library. We teach, help solve problems,
share experiences and just have a good time.
Don’t have tools or materials, no problem we have plenty to share. Come join the fun!
FREE PASSES: The Library has the ECHO
Pass, Shelburne Farms and Vermont History
Museum….coming soon the Vermont State
Park Pass. Check out our Library Blog for
more details.
Public computers are
available in the library
and wireless internet
can be accessed from
the parking lot at any
time you will need
to come inside for a
HOURS: Tuesday- 1
to 8 pm, Wednesday9
Thursday- 4 to 8 pm
and Saturday- 9 am to
3 pm. Library is located
at 10 Hyde Road. Check
out the Library Blog at
like us on Facebook at
Library has the ECHO
Pass, Shelburne Farms,
the Vermont History
Museum, and coming
soon, the Vermont
State Park Pass. Check
out our Library Blog for
more details.
Public computers are
available in the library
and wireless internet
can be accessed from
the parking lot at any
time, though you’ll
need to come inside
during open hours to
get the password.
decide against you and award the Plaintiff
everything asked for in the complaint.
Grand Isle Unit
Docket No. 16-3-15 Gicv
Vermont Federal Credit Union,
Jennifer Johannes, Jeffrey Thibault
and Occupants residing at
3680 Main Street, Isle LaMotte, Vermont,
has started a lawsuit against you. A copy
of the Plaintiff ’s Complaint against you is
on file and may be obtained at the office of
the clerk of this court, Vermont Superior
Court, Civil Division, Grand Isle Unit,
PO Box 7, North Hero, Vermont. Do not
throw this paper away. It is an official
paper that affects your rights.
PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM. Plaintiff ’s claim
is a Complaint in Foreclosure which
alleges that you have breached the terms
of a Promissory Note and Mortgage Deed
dated May 15, 2007. Plaintiff ’s action
may effect your interest in the property
described in the Land Records of the
Town of Isle LaMotte at Volume 41, Page
172. The Complaint also seeks relief on
the Promissory Note executed by you. A
copy of the Complaint is on file and may
be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of
the Superior Court for the County of
Grand Isle, State of Vermont.
must give or mail the Plaintiff a written
response called an Answer within 41 days
after the date on which this Summons was
first published, which is June 22, 2015.
You must send a copy of your answer to
the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff ’s attorney,
Grant C. Rees, located at 30 Kimball
Avenue, Suite 307, South Burlington, VT
05403. You must also give or mail your
Answer to the Court located at P.O. Box
7, South Hero, Vermont.
CLAIM. The Answer is your written
response to the Plaintiff ’s Complaint. In
your Answer you must state whether you
agree or disagree with each paragraph of
the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff
should not be given everything asked for
in the Complaint, you must say so in your
do not Answer within 41 days after the
date on which this Summons was first
published and file it with the Court, you
will lose this case. You will not get to tell
your side of the story, and the Court may
The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 13
REPLY. Your Answer must state any
related legal claims you have against the
Plaintiff. Your claims against the Plaintiff
are called Counterclaims. If you do not
make your Counterclaims in writing in
your answer you may not be able to bring
them up at all. Even if you have insurance
and the insurance company will defend
you, you must still file any Counterclaims
you may have.
to get legal help from a lawyer. If you
cannot afford a lawyer, you should ask the
court clerk for information about places
where you can get free legal help. Even
if you cannot get legal help, you must
still give the court a written Answer to
protect your rights or you may lose the
The Affidavit duly filed in this action shows
that service cannot be made with due diligence by any
of the methods provided in Rules 4(d)-(f), (k), or (l) of
the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. Accordingly, it
is ORDERED that service of the Summons set forth
above shall be made upon the Defendant, Jennifer
Johannes, by publication as provided in Rule[s] [4(d)
(l) and] 4(g) of those Rules.
This order shall be published once a week for
3 weeks beginning on May 12, 2015 in The Islander,
a newspaper of general circulation in Grand Isle
County, and a copy of this summons and order as
published shall be mailed to the Defendant, Jennifer
Johannes, if an address is known.
Dated at South Hero, Vermont this 1st day of May,
Hon. A. Gregory Rainville
Vermont Superior Court
Civil Division, Grand Isle Unit
The legal voters of the North Hero Town School
District are hereby notified and warned of a Public
Hearing to be held at the North Hero Elementary
School, in said town, on Monday, June 1, 2015 at
7:00p.m. Said hearing is an Information Hearing
to discuss the article listed below to be voted on by
Australian ballot on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
The legal voters of the North Hero Town School
District are hereby notified and warned to meet
at the North Hero Town Offices, in said town, on
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 with polls open between the
hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM to vote by Australian
ballot on the following article:
1. Shall the voters of the North Hero Town School
District appropriate $1,620,998 necessary for
the support of schools for the year beginning
July 1, 2015?
Dated at North Hero, Vermont this 22nd day of May,
Andrew Julow, Chair
Jennifer Gariety
Bridget Timms
Judith Wimble
Albert Davis
Recorded and posted this 22nd day of May, 2015 at
the Town Clerk’s Office in North Hero, Vermont.
Attest: Pete Johnson, Town Clerk/Treasurer
Pursuant to title 32, Vermont Statutes Annotated,
section 4111(g), “A person who feels aggrieved by
the action of the Listers and desires to be heard by
them, shall, on or before the day of the grievance
meeting, file with them his objections in writing
and may appear at such grievance meeting in person
or by his agents or attorneys. Upon the hearing of
such grievance the parties thereto may submit such
documentary or sworn evidence as shall be pertinent
The North Hero Listers will hold Grievance
Hearings on the 2015-2016 Grand List on Thursday,
June 4 from 9:00AM to 4:30 PM, Friday, June 5
from 9:00AM to 12:00 noon and Saturday, June 6
from 9:00AM to noon. Applications for a hearing
are available at the Town Office or on line at www.
Please contact the office for a scheduled appointment
(802-372-8503) or
[email protected]
The legal voters of the Isle La Motte Town School
District are hereby warned to meet at the Isle La
Motte Town Hall on Wednesday, May 27, 2015,
polls open between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 7:00
P.M., to vote by AUSTRALIAN BALLOT on the
following articles:
Article 1. Shall the voters of the Isle La Motte Town
School District appropriate $1,166,367.00 necessary for the support of schools for the year beginning July 1, 2015?
Dated at Isle La Motte, Vermont this 14 day of
May, 2015
Louise Koss, Chair
Barbara Callahan
Jennifer Rafferty
Recorded and Posted at Isle La Motte, VT
This 14 day of May 2015
ATTEST: Michele Murray, Clerk
The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 14
DOCKET NO: 81-12-12 Gicv
SERIES 2005-R3
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale
contained in a certain mortgage given by Charles
V. King Jr and Maria G. King to Ameriquest
Mortgage Company, its successors and/or
assigns, dated February 22, 2005 and recorded
in Book 117 at Page 314 of the City/Town of
Alburg Land Records, of which mortgage the
undersigned is the present holder by Assignment
of Mortgage recorded on November 22, 2013
in Book 160 at Page 238, for breach of the
conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose
of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public
Auction at 12:15 p.m. on June 15, 2015 at 126
Greenwoods Road, Alburg, VT 05440 all and
singular the premises described in said mortgage,
To Wit:
TAX ID #: GR 126
contained in the mortgage shall control in
the event of a typographical error in this
The public sale may be adjourned one
or more times for a total time not exceeding 30
days, without further court order, and without
publication or service of a new notice of sale,
by announcement of the new sale date to those
present at each adjournment or by posting notice
of the adjournment in a conspicuous place at the
location of the sale. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00
to be paid in cash or by certified check by the
purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance
due at closing. The sale is subject to all liens,
encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal
liens, if any, which take precedence over the said
mortgage above described.
Mortgagor is entitled to redeem the
premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the
full amount due under the mortgage, including
the costs and expenses of the sale.
Other terms to be announced at sale.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as
Trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc.,
Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series
Kathryn Donovan, Esq. #3914
Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLC
1080 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Attorney for Plaintiff
[email protected]
The resident and non-resident owners, lien holders,
mortgagees and all persons interested in the purchase
of land in the Town of Isle La Motte, County of Grand
Isle and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that
the taxes assessed by such Town for the 2014-2015
and prior fiscal years remain, either in whole or in
part, unpaid on the following described lands and/or
premises situated in the Town of Isle La Motte:
Property No. 1:
Property located at 779 Main Street, together with
any buildings and improvements thereon, owned by
Richard L. Brigham and John Reynolds, being the
lands and premises conveyed to them by Warranty
Deed of Carol Mashtare, dated August 12, 2011, and
recorded in Volume 46, at Pages 350-352, of the Town
of Isle La Motte Land Records.
Property No. 2:
Intentionally left blank.
Property No. 3:
Property located at 1555 Main Street, together with
any buildings and improvements thereon, owned
by Jeremy Langlois, being the lands and premises
conveyed to him by Quit Claim Deed of Melissa
Langlois, dated July 13, 2011, and recorded in Volume
46, at Pages 622-624, of the Town of Isle La Motte
Land Records.
Property No. 4:
Intentionally left blank.
Said lands and/or premises will be sold at
a public auction at the Town Offices, 2272 Main
Street, Isle La Motte, Vermont, on Tuesday, June 9,
2015, at one o’clock in the afternoon, to discharge
such taxes with costs, unless the same are previously
paid. Information regarding the amount of taxes due
may be obtained at the offices of Robert E. Fletcher,
Esq., Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C., P.O. Box 1507,
Burlington, Vermont 05402-1507, (802) 660‑2555.
DATED at Isle La Motte, in the County of
Grand Isle and State of Vermont, this 10th day of
April, 2015
/s/ Mary LaBrecque
Delinquent Tax Collector
Town of Isle La Motte
The legal voters of the Alburgh Town School
District are hereby warned to meet at the Alburgh Community Educational Center on June
1 at 7:00 pm to transact the following business:
Article 1: To hear information regarding the
referendum on adding a village school bus for
the School year beginning in August, 2015.
The legal voters of the Alburgh Town School
District are hereby warned to meet at the Alburgh Municipal Building on June 2, 2015, polls
open between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00
pm, to vote by AUSTRALIAN BALLOT on the
following articles:
Article 2: Shall the voters of the Alburgh Town
School raise no more than $40,000 necessary
for the operation of a village school bus for the
year beginning July 1, 2015?
Dated at Alburgh, Vermont this 20th day of
April, 2015.
Michael Savage, Chairperson
Allyson Sweeney, Clerk
John Goodrich
Rene “Skip” Prairie
Recorded and posted this 21st day of April,
2015 at the Town Clerk’s Office in Alburgh
ATTEST: Donna Bohannon, Town Clerk
The legal voters of the Town of North Hero are
hereby notified and warned to meet at the North
Hero Town Offices, in said town, on Tuesday, June
2, 2015 with polls open between the hours of 7:00
AM and 7:00 PM to vote by Australian ballot on the
following article:
1.) Shall the voters of North Hero adopt the
town plan update as proposed by the
Planning Commission and Selectboard?
If you are sick or disabled a ballot can be delivered to
your home on Election Day. Two justices of the peace
(of different parties) will deliver a ballot to you, and
then will bring the ballot back to the polling place so
that it can be placed in the ballot box and counted.
Any voter can request that the town clerk mail the
voter an early voter absentee ballot. This ballot will
arrive with a return envelope so that the ballot, once
voted, can be returned to the clerk so that it can be
counted on Election Day. The clerk must receive the
ballot by the close of polls on Election Day in order
to be counted. Voters may request absentee ballots
no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015. A
voted early voter absentee ballot, in a sealed envelope,
can be hand delivered to the clerk on Election Day
or prior to Election Day. The ballot can be returned
to the clerk or delivered to the polling place by the
voter or any person the voter authorizes to return
the ballot for him or her. A person can only pick up
his or her own ballot from the clerk’s office.
Dated at North Hero, Vermont this 1st day of May,
Evan Potvin
Ben W. Joseph
Eileen Mitchell
Andre Quintin
Robert Rousseau, Chair
Recorded and posted this 1st day of May, 2015 at the
Town Clerk’s Office in North Hero, Vermont.
Attest: Pete Johnson, Town Clerk/Treasurer
By law, public notice of proposed rules must be given by publication in
newspapers of record. The purpose of these notices is to give the public a
chance to respond to the proposals. The public notices for administrative
rules are now also available online at http://secure.vermont.gove/SOS/
rules/. The law requires an agency to hold a public hearing on a proposed
rule, if requested to do so in writing by 25 persons or an association having
at least 25 members.
To make special arrangements for individuals with disabilities or special
needs please call or write the contact person listed below as soon as possible.
To get a copy of a rule or make suggestions to the agency, call or write the
contact person listed below. You may also comment on the proposal by
writing the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules, State House,
Montpelier, Vermont 05602 (828-2231).
Methods, Standards and Principles for Establishing Payment Rates
for Private Nonmedical Institutions Providing Residential Child Care
Vermont Proposed Rule: 15P031
AGENCY: Human Services, Division of Rate Setting
CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed rule replaces the inflation cap on
per diem increases with an allowed percentage increase that factors in an
allowable decrease in occupancy and applies a factor scaled to the size of
the program’s prior year allowable costs. The proposed rule also includes:
clarification that if information is specifically requested and not supplied,
it will be inadmissible during an appeal; clarification that rate adjustments
are unavailable when the sole reason for the request is the provider’s
actual costs exceed the rate of payment; removal of “extraordinary
financial relief” as a reason to appeal as this was mistakenly added to the
rules; clarification that if no timely request for reconsideration is filed the
prior decision becomes final; and changes to the definitions to include
“occupancy adjusted per diem” and revise ‘provider contract’ to ‘contract’
with grants included in the definition of “contract.”
of Human Services, Division of Rate Setting, 103 South Main Street,
Waterbury, VT 05671-2201 Tel: 802-652-6532 Fax: 802-652-6538
Email: [email protected] URL:
FOR COPIES: Kathleen Denette, Agency of Human Services, Division
of Rate Setting, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-2201 Tel:
802-652-6533 Fax: 802-652-6538 Email: [email protected]
Rules Regulating Cannabis for Symptom Relief
Vermont Proposed Rule: 15P032
AGENCY: Public Safety
CONCISE SUMMARY: The six-month relationship required between
a patient applicant and his or her verifying health care professional is
waived for persons diagnosed with a terminal illness, cancer with distant
metastases, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Naturopaths with
a special endorsement authorizing the individual to prescribe, dispense,
and administer prescriptions may verify a patient applicant’s debilitating
medical condition.
Caregiver applicants will no longer be automatically excluded due to a
prior drug conviction and the Department will make determination if an
applicant has been rehabilitated on a case-by-case basis. This amendment
removes the 1,000 patient limit of registered patients who may obtain
marijuana from a registered dispensary. Dispensaries will be permitted
to deliver marijuana to registered patients and caregivers in accordance
with rules adopted by the Department. Dispensaries will also be allowed
to grow, produce, and sell hemp for symptom pursuant to rules adopted
by DPS.
Department of Public Safety, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT
05671-2101 Tel: 802-241-5222 Fax: 802-241-5230 Email:
[email protected] URL:
FOR COPIES: Jeffrey Wallin, Department of Public Safety, 103 South
Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-2101 Tel: 802-241-5220 Fax: 802241-5552 Email: [email protected]
V.S.A. Title 7 and the Regulations Related to the Sale of Alcoholic Liquor
Specifically General Regulation #47 and Credit Regulation #1.
Vermont Proposed Rule: 15P033
AGENCY: Liquor Control
CONCISE SUMMARY: The first proposed rule change will allow 2nd
class licensees to fill growlers of any size up to a capacity of 64oz. for
beer, wine and cider. The second proposed rule change will allow 3rd
class licensees to purchase their inventory on their credit cards (company
or personal) which will centralize their record keeping for inventory
Vermont Department of Liquor Control 13 Green Mountain Drive,
Montpelier, VT 05620-4501 Tel: 802-828-4942 Fax: 802-828-1031
Email: [email protected] URL:
FOR COPIES: Kathleen R. O’Hara Vermont Department of Liquor
Control 13 Green Mountain Drive, Montpelier VT 05602-4501 Tel: 802828-4934 Fax: 802-828-2803 Email: [email protected]
DOCKET NO: 1-1-13 Gicv
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale
contained in a certain mortgage to Mortgage Electronic
Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Accredited
Home Lenders, Inc., its successors and/or assigns,
dated June 16, 2005 and recorded in Book 91 at Page
66 of the City/Town of Grand Isle Land Records, of
which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder
by Assignment of Mortgage recorded 119, Page 177,
for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and
for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold
at Public Auction at 9:30 AM on June 15, 2015 at 66
Adams School Road, Grand Isle, VT 05458 all and
singular the premises described in said mortgage,
To Wit:
Being a certain parcel of land and the dwelling house
and other improvements thereon, located at 66 Adams
School Road in Grand Isle, Vermont, which are all and
the same lands and premises conveyed by Warranty
Deed of Michael D Isham of even or approximate date
herewith and abut to be recorded in the Grand Isle
Land Records.
Also being all and the same lands and premises
conveyed to Michael D. Isham by Quit Claim Deed
of Andrea L. Isham dated August 18, 1993, recorded
in Book 51 page 243 of the Grand Isle Land Records,
and by corrective Quit Claim Deed dated November
18, 1993, recorded in Book 51, page 762 of the Grand
Isle Land Records.
Also being all and the same lands and premises
conveyed top Michael D. Isham and Andrea L. Isham
by Warranty Deed of Joseph Patyjewicz and Diane
Patyjewicz dated November 19, 1990, and recorded in
Book 47, page 46 of the Grand Isle Land Records.
For a more specific description of the subject property,
reference is made to the aforementioned deeds and
the records cited in them, and to all prior deeds and
the records cited in them.
The description of the property contained in the
mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical
error in this publication.
The public sale may be adjourned one or
more times for a total time not exceeding 30 days,
without further court order, and without publication
or service of a new notice of sale, by announcement of
the new sale date to those present at each adjournment
or by posting notice of the adjournment in a
conspicuous place at the location of the sale. Terms
of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash or by certified
check by the purchaser at the time of sale, with the
balance due at closing. The sale is subject to all liens,
encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal
liens, if any, which take precedence over the said
mortgage above described.
The Mortgagor is entitled to redeem the
premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the
full amount due under the mortgage, including the
costs and expenses of the sale.
Other terms to be announced at sale
U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for
Residential Asset Securities Corporation,Home
Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through
Certificates, Series 2005-AHL1,
Kathryn Donovan, Esq.
Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP
1080 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 15
10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093
On May 8, 2015 The Zlotoff Foundation,
280 Daines Street, Suite 300, Birmingham, MI
48009 filed application #6G0016-6 for a project
generally described as the construction of an
approximately 11,500 SF garage for private
motor vehicle storage. The project is located on
1800’ from Landon Route/Route 2 intersection
in Grand Isle, Vermont. No hearing will be held
and a permit will be issued unless, on or before
June 12, 2015, a party notifies the District #6
Commission in writing at the address below of
an issue requiring a hearing or the Commission
sets the matter for hearing on its own motion.
Such hearing request must include a petition
for party status. The application and proposed
permit may also be viewed on the Natural
Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking “Act 250 Database” and
entering the project number #6G0016-6. For
more information contact Geoffrey W. Green at
the address or telephone number below.
Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 18th day
May, 2015.
BY: /s/ Geoffrey W. Green
Geoffrey W. Green, District Coordinator
111 West Street, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
802-879-5657 ([email protected])
The Islander, May 26, 2015 Page 16
Anita Bruley
[email protected]
On Wednesday, May 27, there will be the
new budget to be voted on for the School.
We have to educate our kids so please go and
vote. The polls will be open from 9 am until 7
pm. Voting will be by Australian Ballet.
Get ready for a really cool summer here
at ILM School! We are excited to announce
a summer program for students offered
at ILM School, July 13 to 31. The program
theme is fairy tales, nature, imagination,
and destinations. Camp will involve literacy-
rich exploratory activities in the morning,
and science-based adventure activities in
the afternoon. Morning staff will be Jeri
Frank, Colleen Cobb, and Meagan Walker; afternoon activities will be led by Kurt Valenta
and an assistant. Students from other towns
are welcome to attend, but priority will be
given to our own students. There is a 20
student maximum and priority is for K-3
students (older siblings are welcome as well.)
Breakfast and lunch will be included. SCHOOL NOTES
Mr. Flax’s class has been doing articles for
their school paper.
Meet Mr. Lee by Isiah LeBlanc
On Thursday, I interviewed our Isle La
Motte Art Teacher, Mr. Lee at lunch. I learned
his first drawing was a Viking ship when he
was only 7 years old. I also asked him if he
has ever drawn a famous person before? Mr.
Lee had recently drawn Abraham Lincoln. I
asked Mr. Lee, “How did you become an art
Teacher?” Mr. Lee went to school and got
good grades, he was then able to become an
art teacher. I was very interested in Mr. Lee’s
book Animal Antics. In order to make the
book, he used drawing, and painting. Mr.
Lee’s wife also enjoys to draw. I learned that
Mr. Lee has enjoyed drawing since he was a
child, and still loves to do it as an adult.
May 25: Memorial Day- no school.
May 26-27: NECAP science Testing- Grade 4.
June 15: 6th grade graduation at 5 pm
June 16: Last day of school 1/2 day.
On Monday, June 15, at St. Amadeus Parish
Center, from noon to 5 pm. Appointments
recommended, but not necessary.
Health Services
Health and Wellness
Many health and wellness providers are presenting
their professional skills at a free Health Fair put on
by Beverley Camp. This event will be held at The
North Hero Community Hall on May 30, Saturday
from 10 am to 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Take this opportunity to learn about Acupuncture,
Tai Chi, Massage, Weight Management, Essential
Oils, Building Core Muscles, Dance, and many more
health issues facing us all today.
Snow Farm Vineyard
Host Chamber Mixer
Snow Farm Vineyard will host the Lake Champlain
Regional Chamber’s Networking event on Thursday,
May 28, 5 to 7 pm. This will be the first of two
Chamber events held in the Islands this summer
presented by the Islands branch of the Chamber. The
event will include great food, wine tastings, music,
and an opportunity to mingle among members and
The event is sponsored by Coldwell Banker Islands
Realty, Grand Isle Art Works Cafe & Gallery and Hall
Home Place. Food sponsors are A & B Beverage,
Keeler’s Bay Variety and North Hero House Inn &
Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for premembers. Register at For
information call Sherri at 802-372-8400.
Howard Coffin’s
“Vermont in the Civil
Join us at the Milton Historical Society on
Wednesday, June 3, at 7 pm, Vermont’s iconic Civil
War expert, Howard Coffin visits us to talk about
Vermont and its role in the Civil War. Mr. Coffin will
also discuss Milton’s contribution. This Vermont
Humanities Council’s event is free and open to the
public. For more info: [email protected]
or call Allison at 802-363-2598.
and Bingos
Northwestern Counseling &
Support Services, Inc.
Behavior Health Crisis Services
• 524-6554 or 1-800-834-7793 •
for friends & families of alcoholics
The Islands in the Sun Senior Center in Alburgh
is currently making plans to hold twenty Summer
Markets on Fridays, 3 to 7 pm, June through midOctober in the Park. This “rain or shine” market will
feature vendors of all varieties: farmers, crafters,
antiques and collectables dealers, flea market items,
brand new products, and fine foods. The more,
the merrier! By the season or by the week, 10x10
vendor “tent” spots are sure to fill up fast, so reserve
your space early. For further information, please
call Donna at 802-557-4641 or email [email protected]
Please don’t forget, the Islands in the Sun
Senior Center holds a Bingo every Wednesday night
throughout the entire year. Doors open at 5 pm,
warm-up quickies start at 6:15 and regular games
begin at 6:30 with Raffles and a great snack bar
throughout. You could be a winner!
Yahtzee Night!
Come play Yahtzee at the St. Amadeus Parish
Center on Thursday, June 4. Doors open at 5:30 pm,
and competition begins at 6. The cost is $5 for the
evening, including free refreshments. There will be a
grand prize- let the games begin!
Lorinda A. Henry
[email protected]
Tuesday, May 26, 6-8 pm: Conservation
Thursday, May 28, 7-9 pm: Development
Review Board
Monday, June 1, at 6 pm: Selectboard
Tuesday, June 2, 7-9 pm: Planning
Wednesday, June 10, at 6 pm: Recreation
Thursday, June 11, 7-9 pm: Development
Review Board
Come celebrate the first Milton Farmers’
Market of the season with a free, outdoor
community BBQ dinner on Thursday, June
4 at 4 pm. Enjoy a freshly prepared BBQ
dinner, live music by The Smokey Newfield
Project and a variety of market goods. In
the event of bad weather, the dinner will
be moved to the Milton Elementary/Middle
School at 42 Herrick Ave. Dinner will begin
to be served starting at 4:30 pm. Lawn chairs
or blankets are encouraged as available
seating will be limited. All are welcome at
this is a free, family-friendly event but we
kindly ask guests to leave furry friends at
home. For more information, please visit
The Milton PTA has teamed up with the
Vermont Lake Monsters and has discounted
tickets available. The tickets are $6 each and
are for the Monday, June 29 game against
the Lowell Spinners, this is also planned to be
a Hot Dog Heaven night, .25 cent hot dogs! If
you are interested in purchasing tickets, call
802-363-2580. If you can’t make it on June
29, these tickets can be exchanged for any
other home game this season. Part of the
purchase price will benefit the Milton PTA.
STORY TIMES -- All story times begin
at 10:00 a.m. The story time schedule
is: Mondays Infant Story Time (for 0-18
months), Tuesdays Preschool Story Time (for
ages 3-5), and Fridays Toddler Story Time (for
ages 18 months-age 3). All sessions include
stories, songs, & craft time with Mrs. Dulac.
The following are special events
happening soon at the Milton Public Library:
Library is looking for volunteers in grades 1
through 5 to help plant our vegetable garden
for our Garden Hero’s Program on Saturday,
May 30 at 9 am. As part of our 2015 Summer
Reading Program, this years’ theme for ages
2-12 is “Every Hero Has a Story”. Call 802-8934644 if your child would like to be a hero and
help plant a vegetable garden! This is one of 11
Garden Hero’s Programs we will be offering
for this age group throughout the Summer.
Some of the programs will include planting,
cultivating, harvesting, and cooking. Sign up
for the whole Summer Reading Program will
be on Tuesday, June 16.
ADULT BOOK CLUB: This group meets
once a month usually the first Thursday. Call
to reserve a copy of the book. Call to reserve
your books for wonderful conversation &
refreshments. Starts at 7 pm. Book for for
June 4: The Pattern in the Carpet by Margaret
BRIDGE: The weekly Bridge Club meets
every Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm, with
friendly games. All levels welcome, including
The Milton Historical Museum will be
open Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, and
20 and 21 from 1 to 4 pm, or by appointment.
The Vermont Council on the Humanities
has organized a series of book discussions
especially for veterans. Standing Together:
Veterans Book Groups use literature and
discussion to offer an informal setting for
veterans to connect with one another, share
their experiences, and strengthen their sense
of community. Participants will receive free
copies of all readings, and a light dinner will
be provided. The groups are free of charge
but do require pre-registration. The nearest
one to Milton will be in South Burlington at
the South Burlington Vet Center Mondays,
5-6 pm. Dates are June 1, June 15, June
29, July 13, and July 27. The group is open
to former service members who served in
combat situations; pre-registration required.
To register for this group, contact Marie
Milord at [email protected] or 802-8621806.
Can you beat last year’s record of 137
pounds? Pick up your seeds and join Milton’s
Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest for FREE!
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Congregational Church of South Hero, U.C.C.
We Invite and Welcome Everyone.
Pastor: Rev. Cordelia Burpee
24 South St., South Hero, VT 05486
Tel: 802-372-4962 E-mail: [email protected] •
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Free Community Supper 2nd Friday each month 5:30-7pm
Island Roman Catholic Parishes
Serving the churches of Alburgh, Grand Isle,
Isle La Motte & South Hero
St. Amadeus, Alburgh- Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
St. Joseph, Grand Isle- Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
St. Joseph, Isle La Motte- Saturday: 6:00 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima, South HeroSaturday: 4:00 p.m.
St. Amadeus Office 796-3481
St. Rose of Lima Office 372-4092
Champlain Islands Parish
Rev. Hyungyong Choi
Isle La Motte
United Methodist
Church Sunday
8:00 am
North Hero
United Methodist
Church Worship
9:30 a.
Grand Isle Methodist
Church Worship 11am
The Churches with...
Parish Office 372-6638
Main St., Route 2, Alburgh, VT
Dr. John C. Kehoe, Pastor
Italian Night
Why cook when you can enjoy a wonderful
dinner of Chicken Cacciatore (delicious chicken and
vegetables in tomato and wine sauce,) accompanied
by salad, ziti and garlic bread. As usual, we will have
all the wonderful home-made desserts to go with it.
Bring your friends and family to The Islands in the Sun
Senior Center in Alburgh for an enjoyable evening
with good food and song. Mark your calendars for
May 30. Doors will open at 6 pm. Please note new
time- summer evenings are long- so we can relax a
bit more.
We are expecting a large crowd and seating is
limited, so it’s important to call 802-999-5862 and
reserve your seats. With your reservation you will
also be entered in our drawing for a free dinner!
Reservations will be held until 6:15. Take outs will be
honored after 6:30 when all our guests are dinning.
We will begin serving at 6 pm and will have a lovely
evening of music with Maurice and Carol after
dinner so you can enjoy your coffee and dessert in
a more relaxed atmosphere. Join us on this spring
evening for delicious food and desserts. A donation
of $10 for adults, $9 for Seniors and $8 for members
is requested. Proceeds will go toward further
improvements in the building so we can host more
events for the Island community. Hope to see you all
there. Spaghetti Dinner
Come and enjoy a delicious spaghetti and
meatball dinner served with garden salad, dinner roll
with garlic butter, and dessert.
Join us on Saturday, May 30 from 5 pm to 7 pm at
the Isle La Motte Elementary School. Adults $7.50,
Children 5 and over $5, and children under 5 are free.
Take-out meals will be available. Proceeds to benefit
the Isle La Motte Parent Teacher Organization.
Independent—Bible Believing—Gospel Preaching
SUNDAY School & Bible Study _______ 9:30AM
SUNDAY Worship__________________ 10:30AM
WEDNESDAY Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study 7:00PM
WEDNESDAY Children's Bible Club____ 7:00PM
“A Friendly and Joyful Welcome Awaits You”
Nursery Provided at all Services
A non-denominational
GCMF affiliated Church
(802)782-9384 WWW.GLBCVT.ORG
“God’s Word has the answer”
Episcopal Diocese of VT & Anglican Diocese of Montreal
Sunday, May 31st at 10 a.m.
St. Luke’s, Alburgh
north end of village on Route 2
The Rev. Thora L. Chadwick 802-863-8036
[email protected]
St. Anne's Shrine
P.O. Box 280, Isle La Motte, VT 05463
802-928-3362, or 3385 Fax 928-3305
Email [email protected]
"Center of Life, Light and Love"
On the Shores of Lake Champlain
Mass Schedule
Sat: 7:00 p.m. (May 23 - Sept 5)
Sun: 9:00am (June 14-Sept 6); 10:30am (May 24-Oct. 11)
Monday - Friday 11:15 a.m. (June 29 - Aug. 28)
~Visitor’s Center Open Daily ~ Gifts ~ Books ~ VT Products ~
All Welcome!
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Stainless single basin sink. Never been installed.
Inside 16”x28”x7”. Outside edges 22”x33” $65.00
--------------------------------New bluebird nesting boxes. Front is hinged.
Wire mesh insert for the bottom. Front panel is
scored to act as a ladder for fledgling $12.00 each
or 4/$45. 802-310-0679
--------------------------------Marina dock worker summer position, Fuel service, dock hand, lawn maintenance, light mechanic
skills a plus 372-5953 6/2
--------------------------------Horsewoman with nice TB hunter looking for nice
facility with or without indoor, good ring & turnout in exchange for instructing, chores or housekeeping. Excellent references. 802-477-2533 5/26
--------------------------------Wanted: capable and experienced house cleaner
for a rental property, summer months. If interested
contact Helen at 802-318-3425 for details. 6/2
Screened Topsoil. $27/yard. Delivery available.
802-372-4819 BTFN
--------------------------------It’s Time to Think Summer! Wooden stairs with 4x4
deck ready to be assembled to above ground pool
$500.00 Sand filter 3 years old $300.00 Pool heater
with pipes $200.00 Assorted pool toys. Call 802-3726902 after 6 pm. 6/2
--------------------------------BOAT: 1996 205 Bayliner trophy walk around, 150
HP Mercury. Low hours, fresh water. Full canvas,
galvanized trailer, Cannon Tournament Fish finder, GPS, VHF, AM?FM radio cassette, ready to go,
Grand Isle. $10,000 802-372-5596 5/26
--------------------------------TROLLING MOTOR: Motor Guide/Great White.
12V, like new with manual $90. 802-999-3456
--------------------------------Evinrude 6HP includes 12ft Sears boat $400. Motor separate $325. Isle La Motte 802-928-3108 6/2
--------------------------------Boat Mooring 75lb mushroom 30’5/16” chain 18”
round buoy. $65.00 802-310-0679
--------------------------------Pontoon Boat Lift - solar charged battery operated. Remote controlled. Wheels for transport
$4000 OBO 802-498-5130, 47 Poor Farm Lane, Alburgh 6/9
--------------------------------‘02 Harley Road King. Fresh everything. Ready
to go. 50MPG. Call for details. 802-372-4809
--------------------------------2003 GMC 1500 Sierra SLE Z71 Off Road. 5.3L V-8,
4WD, extended cab pickup with 6 1/2 foot box.
Color white tan leather interior. Power, heated
seats. power windows and door locks. Truck
has never plowed. Well maintained. Mileage
171,5000. $6500. 802-310-0679
--------------------------------FARMHOUSE + BARN. 3 acres in Grand Isle, by
owner. 802372-5379 5/26
--------------------------------Lake Champlain 476’ Lake Front, 3.1 Acres,
$159,900 3- Bedroom Seasonal Cottage in a prime
fishing and hunting area. End of road location
adjacent to a huge area of undeveloped lakefront and lands. Amazing year round fishing.
New boardwalk to waterfront. Located on Lapan Bay, St. Albans. Completely renovated and
updated. Call owner 802-688-7171 or see more at 6/9
--------------------------------Line Cooks - The North Hero House is looking for 1
line cook to work at the Main Inn Dining Room and
2 cooks to work outdoors at the Steamship Pier Bar
and Grill. 2 to 5 years experience preferred. Competitive Compensation. Please send resume and
cover letter to [email protected]
--------------------------------Custodian Needed- Grand Isle School has an anticipated opening for a full-time year round custodial
position. This full-time position offers a great benefits package and would begin immediately. During the school year the hours are from 2:00 p.m.
until 10:00 p.m. During school vacations and summer months the hours are from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00
p.m. or as assigned by the administration.
Responsibilities include mopping, vacuuming,
trash removal, cleaning bathrooms, set-up and
tear-down of areas used for school and community
events. Additional requirements include lifting
heavy objects up to 50 pounds, working on a ladder, painting, floor care and other projects as assigned by the administration. The successful candidate must be dependable, motivated, flexible,
hardworking and interact respectfully with others.
Applicants must have a high school diploma/GED
and a valid driver’s license. All applications must
provide references. Please send to Eric Arnzen,
Principal, Grand Isle School, 224 US Route 2, Grand
Isle, VT 05458. Hired applicant will be required to
do a Criminal Background Check at their expense.
--------------------------------HELP WANTED !!!- The Town of Alburgh is seeking a
year-round part-time person for the position of assistant at the transfer station. The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of manual tasks
and will be expected to operate equipment used in
compacting trash. For more details and expectations of the job please contact the Town Clerks Office. Must be at least eighteen years of age and able
to work weekends. The hours are Summer Hours
(May 1-Sept 30) Wednesday 7am-5pm. Saturday
7am-5pm. Sunday 8am-4pm. Winter Hours (Oct
1 – April 30) Wednesday 8am-4pm. Saturday 8am4pm. Sunday 8am-4pm. To apply please pick up
an application at the Town Clerks Office located at
1 North Main St. and you will be scheduled for an
•Room Cleaners
•Experienced Restaurant Waitstaff
Call Mark or Kathy at the
Ruthcliffe Lodge
The Northwest Solid Waste District is
looking for a Recycling Drop-Off Attendant who wants to help us Reduce,
Reuse, and Recycle at our North Hero
site. This is a great chance to get in at
the ground level in a growing organization and do
good work in your community.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Attendant will be responsible
for all aspects of drop-off site operation including:
opening and closing site, assessing customer loads
and collecting fees, answering customers’ disposal/
recycling questions. Job requires moderate to
strenuous physical effort in all weather conditions.
Some cold weather gear provided.
Fridays 4pm-7pm (May-October), Saturdays 8am2pm (year-round)
Visit our Georgia main office—158 Morse Drive.
Or, to print an application and see a full job description go to No phone calls, please.
HOUSECLEANER- Whether its cleaning, move
in/move out or event set up/clean up, I am here
to help. Call Christine 802-370-5529 5/26
--------------------------------HOT WATER PRESSURE WASHING- Call for free estimate to have your home, RV/ camper, patio, decks,
etc. super cleaned w/hot water & biodegradable
detergents (Portable Water Available). Insured &
References Available. Contact Brian at (802)3634777 or [email protected] BTFN
--------------------------------HOUSECLEANING: Honest, efficient and loyal to
my clients. Good local references. 802-477-2533
--------------------------------SMITTY’S TREE SERVICE. Takedown and Removal. Trimming, Chipping, Stump Grinding. Free
Estimates. Insured. Affordable. 802-372-5297
--------------------------------PROPERTY SERVICES - Lawn mowing, garden
rototilling, field mowing, driveway raking. Jack
Harrington 372 8226. 6/2
--------------------------------Remodeling - Houselifting - Foundations - Painting
- Barns - Roofs. Insured. UVM. Bill Miller 802-3550313 6/9
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--------------------------------ROTOTILLING $55.00 an hour. One hour minimum charge. Call Larry Adams 802-372-4288
today for a free estimate on Lawn Care,
Pressure Washing, Bark Mulching, Spring/
Fall Clean Ups, Brush and Small Tree
Removal, Lot Clearing, Landscaping, Property
Management, Brush Hogging, Light Trucking and
Many Other Jobs. Call Brian at (802)363-4777 or
[email protected] BTFN
--------------------------------R. ROSE CONSTRUCTION. Roofing. Additions.
Siding. We do everything Top to Bottom, Inside
and Out. Free Estimates! Insured. 802-372-5693
--------------------------------Botala Landscaping. For all of your landscaping needs. Andy Botala Owner/Operator. (802)343-6571. Stone work, Patios, Walkways, Mowing, Mulching, Edging,
Spring Clean-up, Pruning, Small tree work and Plowing. 6/16
---------------------------LANDRY CARPENTRY. Local General Contractor. Insured. Reliable. Call Alan
802-372-3701 5/26
-------------------------------ISLAND SEWING: All aspects of sewing. Alterations, mending, formal wear.
Specializing in bridal gowns. 30+ years experience. Call 802-372-0194 BTFN
--------------------------------WELDING: Aluminum - stainless & steel. Inshop & portable. Propeller, skeg
repair. Jesberger Welding. 802-796-4079 802-324-6954. 8/4/15
--------------------------------TURNBAUGH ROOFING- Slate, shingles, metal, rubber. Painting all flashings & metal roofs. Chimney repair. FREE ESTIMATES. INSURED. 802-3725781 John. BTFN
--------------------------------You’re an Overeater? You’re not Alone! Try Food Addicts Anonymous. Phone
Mtgs. 42 phone meetings every week; AM & PM. More info: Carol 372-8672.
Island Arts
Summer Offerings
By Ann Dehner, Island Arts Academy Volunteer
For summer enjoyment beyond the beautiful
lake and scenery of The Islands, Island Arts offers
a variety of courses for the young and young-atheart. New talents and abilities can be discovered,
developed and enjoyed while learning art, music,
photography or dance. Instructors are professional
artists, musicians and dance instructors with many
years’ experience working with all age groups.
Follow Your Dream to Write With Island Arts
Do you enjoy writing? Have you yearned to get
down to business and actually do it? Then here is an
opportunity just for you.
Sign up for Island Arts course “Finding Your Own
Authentic Voice” to be held Saturday, June 6, from
10 am to 4 pm. The location of the class is downstairs
in the North Hero Methodist Church on Rt. 2 in the
center of North Hero.
Be prepared to write, and lose control as instructor
Michelle Demers uses prompts, techniques and
exercises to help each participant find his or her
unique writing voice. The class is open to writers
of all levels ages 18 and above, with or without
experience. Michelle holds a master’s degree in
professional writing and an MFA from Vermont
College of Fine Arts and teaches writing at colleges in
Vermont and other venues across the country.
To enroll, check out the island arts web site at or call Tony Pietricola at 802-3725363, or Island Arts at 802-372-8889 or email [email protected]
Birds of the Lake Champlain Islands
If you are 13 or older and have an interest in which
birds live and summer here, you will want to sign
up for Birds of the Lake Champlain Islands. The first
class takes place in a classroom on June 18, from 9 to
10:30 a.m. where you will look at pictures and listen
to sounds and stories. Then on June 20th instructor
Maeve Kim will lead you on a field trip through the
fields and woods of beautiful Pelots Nature Trail. Arise
early to see and hear the birds in their natural habitat
between 7 and 9 a.m.
Maeve is an enthusiastic
instructor who has been
an avid birder for decades
throughout Vermont.
Andrievskaia will show
you the basics of Drawing Animals using pencil,
charcoal, and ink. For ages 7 and older, this class
takes place on June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Participants will draw dogs, cats and farm animals.
Children are encouraged to bring a photo of a pet
and will take home a unique portrait at the end of
the class. Katya has an extensive background in fine
arts and design and has her BA in Studio Art from the
University of Vermont.
Mooring Systems, Custom design
Scuba Diving Service, from mooring placement to ice
Photography with Dick Malone is offered on July
14, 16, 20, 22 and 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for ages
10 and up. Dick will teach you how to get more from
your “point-and-shoot” digital camera and help you
find ways to get professional quality photos from
that same “ordinary” camera.
-SERVICESCarl Penske Enterprises
Cash Paid for
Junk Car Removal
Excavating, Waterlines, foundations, septic systems,
driveways, roads, retaining walls, lake shore reinforcements,
town water connections.
for your needs. Installed. Fast Service.
vehicle recovery. Zebra Mussels filters installed and services.
Welding, Certified Welder. All materials, Fabricating,
Portable Equipment.
Trucking, All Materials. Rototilling & Brushhogging
Art Camp
Art Camp with professional artist Paula Bradley will
take place August 3 through 7 for ages 12 and older.
Paula will teach you basic drawing skills and you will
paint the beauty of the landscape and sky in pastels
and acrylics. Art Camp will take place at Alburgh
School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jazz Camp
For the love of jazz, Tony Pietricola, professional
musician, will teach Jazz Camp August 3 through 7 to
students in grade 5 and up. He will make this camp
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. fun and easy and will give
children and adult participants the chance to unleash
their creativity. The camp will end with a concert for
friends and family. Tony is a member of the Vermont
Jazz Ensemble and a music teacher with many years
For more information on these classes and others look
for the Island Arts brochure at local places of business,
check out the Island Arts website at or call
Tony Pietricola at 802-372-5363, Island Arts at 802-3728889 or email [email protected]
LARGE enough
to store your car
or small boat!
Route 2,
Alburgh VT
small enough to
Call today for
sizes & info!
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Lots to Talk About
NORTH HERO- Arts and Crafts style 3
BR/3BA Home! You will be blown away as you
walk through the door of this completely rebuilt
home. Enjoy 110’ of gradual direct lakefront for
swimming boating and the best fishing there is
on Lake Champlain! Therapeutic Hot Tub, 2 car
garage, dock system, boat lift & swim platform.
Too many details to list, please call!! $799,900.
ALBURGH- Large commercial building
with many updates located in the heart
of Alburgh. Large office space & conference rooms downstairs with plenty of
storage space and 3 bedroom apartment
upstairs. Upstairs apartment gets$850.00
per month. Town water & sewer. Now
SWANTON- Directly on Lake
Champlain you’ll find this cute
as a button 3 BR cottage with
enclosed porch and shared boat
ramp. Seawall. NOW ONLY
HERO- Charming
1900’s, 3 bedroom, farmhouse on 2
acres with pastoral views. Many recent updates include roof, siding &
appliances. 25 minutes to Burlington.
ST. ALBANS- Vintage Farm
house w/many improvements.
Screened porch & deck. Pond & berry established berry bushes & apple
trees. Country living with 10 private
acres but just minutes to downtown!
GRAND ISLE- Cute as a button cottage
& bunk house on 0.29 nicely landscaped
acre. Totally remodeled. Screened porch.
Shed with power for storage. Beach access, clubhouse & dock on Lake Champlain are a few steps away for a $75.00
per year fee. Perfect Islands get away!
Only $119,000.
NORTH HERO- Stunning panoramic views of
Lake Champlain & Green Mountains from this
immaculate 4 BR year round home. 2.19 beautifully landscaped acres w/200’ of direct gradual
lake shore creates a feeling of privacy & solitude.
Gazebo with hot tub, gas FP, renovated kitchen,
oak floors, sunroom, 3 car garage & more. Call
for details. $550,000.
GRAND ISLELake Champlain
sunsets & Adirondack Mountain views
from this “like new” condo for 55+ year
olds. Many nice features such as granite countertops, hardwood floors, radiant
heat, central air, gas fireplace & more. 2
garages. A must see at $269,900.
GRAND ISLE- Bright & spacious 3 BR/3
BA lake home w/privacy & panoramic elevated views of the Lake, Islands & Green
Mountains. Beautiful gardens & mature trees
are the focal point of the 54 acre parcel w/400’
of Lake shore and an FAA certified 2000 x
150’ runway & a 44x46 Hangar/ Workshop &
Seaplane Port. $899,000.
ALBURGH-Almost new 3 bedroom,
3 bath (one with whirlpool), year round
home, directly on Lake Champlain with
nice beach. One car detached garage.
Move in condition just unpack and enjoy all
that Lake Champlain has to offer. Must see
at only $249,000.
GRAND ISLE- This 3 BR/2.5 BA home
has a wonderful tree house feel. Private &
serene natural environment includes, lake
views, 10 private acres & nearby Lake Access.
Quality materials throughout. 2nd floor deck
perfect for entertaining. 20 minutes to Burlington. NOW $399,900.
NORTH HERO- Sweet cottage
with open floor plan. Lakeside deck.
2 car garage. 1.7 acres with 260’ of
protected lakeshore. Great fishing
around this spot!!! $175,000.
On lake = no road between
4 South Main Street, Alburgh, VT 05440
2 Ferry Road, South Hero, VT 05486
Office: 802-862-0124
Office: 802-796-3426
Office: 802-372-5777