Archive for December, 2005

Looking for an opportunity to visit with Santa?

December 13, 2005

The Shoreham 6th grade has convinced Santa to come to the Shoreham Inn for a photo opportunity on Saturday, December 17th from 10:00-12:00. Come have your picture taken with Santa. Proceeds from photos benefit the 6th grade class trip to Boston. [from Principal’s Notes, S.Hotte]


Cut Your Own! Red Sled Christmas Trees is Open

December 6, 2005

The Kivlins’ “Red Sled Tree Farm” on 74W has both pre-cut and cut-your-own Christmas trees, and wreaths, available now through Christmas Eve. Their hours are 9–4 on weekends and 1–4 weekdays. For more info, give Phil a call.

To Have an Article Placed on the Warning for Town Meeting

December 6, 2005

If you wish to have an article placed on the warning for the annual meeting in March, it must be presented to the Town Clerk by 4pm on Wednesday, January 26, 2006.

The petition must have signatures of at least five percent of the registered voters. At this time we have 750 registered voters, so about 40 valid signatures are needed. It is always a good idea to get extra signatures because sometimes people sign who are not registered.

New Constable Appointed

December 5, 2005

The Selectboard appointed Raymond Mason as First Constable on November 28, 2005. Bob Warren has resumed his duties as Second Constable.

Fifth Grade GeoBee Winners

December 3, 2005

Congratulations to the fifth grade classroom GeoBee winners Micah Lynch, Zack Muzzy, Taylor Patterson, Jimmy Wells, Hailey Rouse, and Ashley Rapacioli. These students will compete against the qualifiers from 4th & 6th grade in the 4-6 grade GeoBee on December 16th. [from Principal’s Notes, S.Hotte]

December School Spirit Project

December 3, 2005

This month’s student council has chosen to help support the Addison County Humane Society as their school spirit project. The student council members are Robert Hornbeck, Jonathan Jerome, Alexis Wheeler, Paul Baldwin, Sierra Pomainville, Shirley Muzzy, Jordan Dieterle, Jordan Paul, Jimmy Wells, Katelynne Hill, Justin Cyr, and Joey Zeno. We will be collecting items from the Humane Society’s wish list (see at to donate to them. Students may choose to donate their time instead of items by spending time at the humane society playing with the cats or walking the dogs. Another way to donate to the Humane Society is to donate your used clothing to Neat Repeats and ask that all proceeds from the sale of your clothing be donated to the Humane Society. Our goal is to deliver all donations made to the Humane Society on Tuesday, December 20. There is a donation bucket in the entrance of the school. Parents and students are encouraged to drop off donations at the school during the winter concert or anytime school is in session. [from Principal’s Notes, S.Hotte]

Elementary School Winter Concert

December 3, 2005

Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m.—Every student in the school will be involved! The program will include selections from the chorus, band, and orchestra, as well as the K-2 classes. Please do make an effort to be there! This is a special night for all of us! Thanks for all of your support. [from Principal’s Notes, S.Hotte]

Churches Announce Christmas Eve Services

December 1, 2005

Catholic Church—Mass on Christmas Eve will be held at St. Bernadette’s in Bridport, at 7PM.

Congregational Church—Candlelight Service of readings, carols, and Christmas prayers, at 5:30PM

[from the Shoreham Church Newsletter]

Community Christmas Pageant

December 1, 2005

Sunday, December 18, 10 AM—The Congregational Church will host a community Christmas pageant with a reading of the Christmas story from the Bible, carols, and a living Nativity scene created by the children. The children do not need to learn any speaking parts and all are welcome to participate. Just arrive by 9:15 to get a costume! [from the Shoreham Church Newsletter]

Christmas Caroling

December 1, 2005

Community Carols—The Shoreham Congregational Church will host a community carol sing on Friday, December 16, at 7PM in the downstairs fellowship room. We will sing traditional songs of the season, and enjoy delicious Christmas cookies! If you have a favorite song, bring it along!

For Youth—Youngsters in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the caroling group on Friday, December 23, at noon, at the Congregational Church. The group will rehearse the selected carols, have lunch, and go caroling to the homes of some of our elderly friends and neighbors to share the holiday spirit with the gift of song. Cookies and cocoa will be served to the group after the caroling. Any parents who can help drive will be greatly appreciated!

[from the Shoreham Church Newsletter]