Archive for May, 2006

Lawn Sales—Reminder & Clarification

May 26, 2006

June 17 & 18—The lawn sale at the Firehouse on Saturday the 17th is the PTF’s—all proceeds will benefit their efforts. If you wish to donate sale items to the PTF, contact Stacy Hotte (at the school) or Chris Laroche.

Reminder: If you’re planning your own lawn sale, don’t forget to let Heidi know by June 1 if you want to be on the map. The $10 fee goes to the Festival’s fireworks, and puts you on the map for 1 or both days, with a spiffy sign for your premises.

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Shoreham Festival Meeting—June 8

May 26, 2006

5:00 PM • Shoreham Inn

Everyone who wants to be involved, or has plans for the Festival needs to attend this meeting—this is when we move forward or drop it. If you or your group is thinking of/planning something for the day, it is critical that you commit at this meeting. Festival plans will be finalized by June 30th! I would like to see a member from every community function there. (Library, Newton Academy, Historical Society, Planning, Selectboard, seniors, churches, tractor pullers, etc.) [Heidi Lanpher]

Library Book & Bake Sale—Update

May 25, 2006

Saturday, May 27—The Library's Building Committee will be marking out the outline of the proposed addition so you can get a better sense of what the plans are. Copies of the architect's drawings will be available for your inspection. Book Sale is 9 AM to 4 PM (proceeds benefit the Library & programs), Bake Sale is 9 to 1 (proceeds benefit the Building Fund). Come, feed your mind and your body, and check out the addition plans, both on-the-ground and on paper.

Auction to Benefit Newton Academy

May 25, 2006

Saturday, June 3 • Elementary School Gym
10:30 AM Silent Auction & Preview
1:00 PM Live Auction

Items include: antiques; fitness memberships; jewelry; fine arts; tools; gift certificates to over 12 local businesses; collectibles; cane-seat chairs; kitchen items; sports equipment; militaria; tennis, yoga, and sewing lessons; intro flight lesson; Vermont products; decorative items; gift baskets; baked goods; VSO tickets; airplane ride; mirror; small table; …and more!

Take a tour of Newton Academy!
All proceeds benefit the Restoration Project.

Refreshments sold by the Sixth Grade—proceeds benefit their class trip to Boston.

Platt Offers Summer Programs

May 22, 2006

Saturday, June 17 is a busy day! Our 4th Annual Pet Show at 12:30 with loads of fun and prizes, and a great Plant Sale in the morning from 8 to noon to benefit the building fund.

Bed Time Story Hour—something new this summer! Monday evenings from 7 to 7:40PM on June 26, July 3 & 17, August 7 & 21—Families come to the library in PJs for bedtime stories and quiet songs, then drift off home to bed.

Saturday Afternoon Movie Matinee, 12–2PM—The movies will be announced; the dates are: June 24, July 22, and August 12.

Saturday, August 19th—"Jennings and Ponder" come for a family picnic on the library lawn. These performers are great! They do original treatments of world folktales, accompanying their live Celtic music with harp and concertina.

In addition to the above programs and events:

  • the Adult Reading Group continues to meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 7PM. The selection for the current reading can be picked up at the library.
  • The Young Adult Reading Group meets on July 3, 17, and August 7 for a newer take on the King Arthur legend. There are three books in the series by Kevin Crossley-Holland that we'll be reading: The Seeing Stone, At The Crossing Places, and The King of Middle March.

Programs for Primary Grades:

  • Monday, July 10Mad Hatter Tea Party, 1 to 2:30. Make crazy hats, have a tea party with treats, fun teacup races.
  • Monday, July 24Chess Tournament, 1 'til done. We will NOT be following official rules, but there will be structure so it mimics a real tournament. In addition there will be instructional time for beginners.
  • Monday, August 14Medieval Day, 1 to 2:20. There will be three activity tables at this program: make "Stained Glass" from construction paper and tissue paper; make a Medieval Village—small wading pool with sand and lots of things for building a "traditional" castle and keep; make Rubbings of different items.

For more info on any of our programs, call the library: 897-2647, Mon. 11-8, Weds. 2-8, Thurs. 3–7, Sat. 9-12. [Renee Ursitti]

Rabies Confirmed In Heifer

May 10, 2006

May 9—the State Veterinarian, Bob Johnson, called to let the Selectboard know there was a confirmed case of rabies in a heifer in Shoreham. Please make sure your pets are up-to-date with their rabies vaccinations.

If you see an animal that is acting in a strange manner, please call Town Constable Ray Mason, 802-558-4939(cell). [MJ James, Town Clerk]