Archive for the ‘Business News’ Category

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.

Yo, Gert!

November 19, 2005

The November 14 issue of Addison Independent has a lengthy article spotlighting Millborne Farm’s new venture into drinkable yogurt—in strawberry, orange, and vanilla flavors. Owners Gert and Arda Schut explain the work behind organizing their new venture, finding distributors, and developing their unique yogurt product. You can find Millborne Farm’s “Yogurt Drink” at several local stores, including Greg’s, the Natural Foods Coop, and the Blue Hen in Middlebury, and—even closer to home—at the Shoreham Service Center. Check it out!

Businesses in town

November 5, 2005

Be sure to check out the business page on the main website. When you’re shopping, see if what you want is available from one of your neighboring businesses. If you have a business and it isn’t listed, drop us an email or use the form on the business pages.

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!”

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.