Archive for October, 2005

Thanks from Festival Organizer

October 31, 2005

Heidi Lanpher thanks everyone who helped with the Shoreham Festival. “It would not happen if it was not for everyone pulling together. Names are just too numerous to mention, but please accept my sincere thanks,? says Heidi. Planning will soon begin for next year’s event on September 2. How about a townwide tag sale? Car show? Tennis match or soccer game? Bathtub races? Call Heidi with ideas.

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Volunteers Needed at Recycling Center

October 20, 2005

Non-resident use threatens to drive up our recycling costs. The town needs a few volunteers to help survey the users at the recycling center and let J.R.’s’ attendant know when someone doesn’t live in Shoreham. If you can spare some time to help with this cost-cutting measure, please call the town office at 897-5841 to sign up for a few hours on a Saturday morning for the next couple of months.

New Shop in The Village

October 20, 2005

Classic Couture has recently opened its doors at 71 Inn Road in the village (former site of the Shop at The Inn). The unique shop, operated by long-time Shoreham resident Wendy-Ann Durkee, offers custom bridal fashions, as well as routine alterations. Wendy-Ann has over 20 years’ of sewing and custom tailoring experience for both local and out-of-state customers. The shop plans to offer felting workshops and knitting & sewing lessons, as well. Stop in and say “Hi!”

Green Mountain Foster Grandparents Program

October 11, 2005

The GMFGP seeks people to read with students and support small group activities in schools and preschools. The adult participants develop positive relationships with children and become role models. They are never alone with students and are not responsible for planning activities or monitoring behavior. Foster Grandparents over age 60 who volunteer 15-40 hours a week receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement, and supplemental insurance. Call the GMFG office at 388-7044 or Dan Collins at the Shoreham School for information.

Masonic Hall Has New Owner

October 10, 2005

Morning Sun Lodge of the Masons has sold its School Street building to the Vermont Conservatory of Music for $67,000. The sale occurred 100 years after the former Simonds Lodge of the Masons purchased the former Univeralist Church. Use of the building by the Masons had declined significantly in recent years since the Shoreham Masons merged with the Bridport lodge.

Dr. Charles Callahan of Orwell, who heads the non-profit music conservatory, plans to use the building for concerts and performances, music instruction, and seminars. Dr. Callahan is a composer and organist who has taught at Middlebury College, Catholic University, and Rollins College. Kevin Parizo is president of the Conservatory’s board.

The building is located on town land, The Selectboard granted the new owner an easement for access.

“I bought the building because it is historic, and I don’t plan to do anything to alter its structure and integrity,? he says, adding that he will make the building ADA accessible and add an accessible restroom. He will apply for grants to help finance restoration and renovations.

Dr. Callahan hopes that the Conservatory will generate interest within the community and plans to hold a public open house soon.