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3D Bow Shoot

The Mendon Fish and Game Club held their annual 3-D Bow Shoot

The Mendon Fish & Game Club held their annual 3-D Bow Shoot August 16 and August 17th at the Mendon fish Game Clubhouse in Pittsford. One-Hundred and Eighteen (118) bow shooter enthusiasts tried their skill with the new Rinehart targets, and improved course layout. Several trophies were awarded to the bow shooters, along with prizes donated from Wal-Mart, VT Field Sports, Engine Joe’s Guns & Bows, and Mart’s Sporting Goods. The Mendon Fish & Game Club wishes to thank everyone who donated to the event and club members that participated in the 3-D bow shoot.

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10th Annual Castleton Community Center Golf Outing

The Castleton Community Center is hosting its 10th Annual Golf Outing at the beautiful Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Friday, September 12th. Sign up now for this annual benefit and support the Center's mission of providing essential transportation for seniors and disabled residents of western Rutland County. The Center provides over 4,000 rides each year for doctor's appointments, physical therapy, adult day care and essential food and clothing shopping. The van service allows seniors to remain in their homes and provides a vital link to the outside world and the essential services needed by older members of our community.

For the $105 registration fee, players will enjoy a fun filled afternoon of golf in a scramble format, Mulligans, dinner, awards party, prizes for low gross and net, longest drive, closest to the pin and a chance at a $10,000 hole in one prize. There will be men's and woman's awards. Registration begins at 11:45 and shotgun start at 1:00. To register call 802-468-3093 or stop by the Center 2108 Main Street for a registration form.

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Rutland Cub Scout Packs Hold Open Houses

Rutland Cub Scout Pack 120 is having an open house for new and returning scouts, as well as any kids and parents in the community interested in Scouting. There are two dates – Wednesday September 3rd and Wednesday September 10th. The time is 6pm to 7pm at Christ the King Maroney Hall. They will be answering questions, explaining the program, and signing up kids for the new Cub Scout year. Kids from 7 years old (1st grade) thru 11 years old (5th grade) are Cub Scout age. The Cub Scouts are very active and do great things in the community, and have a lot of fun. Come see what they do at the Open House.

West Rutland Cub Scout Pack 116 will hold their new scout recruitment night on Wednesday, September 3rd at 6pm at the West Rutland American Legion. Come on out to find out more about scouting in general and the wonderful opportunities available for boys who join Pack 116.

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Like Your Best Friend -- Senator Jim Jeffords

Senator James Jeffords

In this photo taken back in 2007 he late Senator James Jeffords poses with Brian Fogg, CEO of the Credit Union of Vermont and Fran Patten from the Shrewsbury Historical Society with one of the signs from the Senator’s former legislative office on South Main Street in Rutland. Sam’s Good News Photo

By Samuel J. Gorruso

I titled this article because whenever Jim or Liz Jeffords would see me, they would smile, shake hands and ask how I was, ask about my parents and made me feel like we were old friends. Although this opening sentence puts things in perspective, it seems I knew Congressman Jeffords for years because he would always stop and visit with my dad and then when my dad retired after forty years on the Rutland Police Force, Congressman Jeffords showed up with a flag that had been flown over the capital for my dad’s years of service and he had a personal story about growing up in Rutland and knowing my dad as a police officer.

After he had been elected to the United States Senate, I had the opportunity to go to Washington to meet with the Senator. At that time Joanne Cassarino was his receptionist and she greeted us and whisked us right into the Senator’s office. Mr. Jeffords walked in with his aids and although they were there to talk about legislation regarding ambulance service, the Senator wanted to talk to me about our ride to Washington on the train. I had a hat for him, a baggage tag and other similar items to present to him, all sporting the Ethan Allen Express, the train that now arrives and departs from the Senator James Jeffords Train Station in Rutland.

After that trip to Washington I could call his office with a request for him to help the Rutland City Board of Aldermen to find money to rehab the Paramount Theatre or similar plea and he would personally return my calls. The Senator always came through!

The last time I saw Senator Jeffords, Brian Fogg from the Credit Union of Vermont had been asked to deliver the signs for the former senator’s office, one to his home and one to the Shrewsbury Historical Society. Brian and I arrived and one of the Jeffords neighbors showed us in and the senator just smiled. He didn’t seem to remember me. Liz was upstairs and yelled to us that she wasn’t feeling well and would not be joining in the picture with the senator, Brian and the representative from the historical society. I took the picture, shook the senator’s hand, yelled goodbye to Mrs. Jeffords and it seems it wasn’t more than a couple of weeks later Liz Jeffords had passed.

Sadly, Rutland was once the home to a United States senator or two, a congressman or even a governor or lieutenant governor and Senator Jim Jeffords seems to have been the one to put the end to our reign.

I’m so glad that I had the privilege of knowing him and Mrs. Jeffords.

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New VT Record Bear Announced

Record Bear

Kevin Lamere of Brownington, VT with the record 450 lb. bear he took with bow and arrow last October in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

Montpelier, Vt. – Curtis Smiley with the Vermont Big Game Trophy Club says a huge bear taken in the 2013 hunting season is the heaviest bear taken in Vermont by bow and arrow since 1898, and that it is a new record according to skull measurements.

Kevin Lamere of Brownington, VT shot the bear on October 5, 2013 with a bow and arrow in Orleans County.

“The skull of Lamere’s bear scored 21 10/16 -- a new state record in the Boone and Crockett Club as well as Pope and Young Club records,” said Smiley. “I cannot overstate the significance of a black bear skull this large.”

“It ties for first place among all the bears killed in New England,” he added. “According to Boone and Crockett Club records there was one shot in Maine in 1980 that also scored 21 10/16. Among Pope and Young records, this bear has the highest scoring skull of any bear ever recorded in all of New England, and it places among the top 100 bears ever killed with archery equipment anywhere in North America.”

Forrest Hammond, Vermont’s bear biologist, also is impressed with Lamere’s new record bear.

“The large size of this bear is not all that surprising when you consider Vermont’s bear population is double what it was 25 years ago, said Hammond. “Vermont hunters have taken many large bears in the last two years, including 36 that weighed over 300 pounds. One large male taken in Pownal tipped the scales at over 500 pounds.”

“I expect we will be seeing more big bears taken this fall in the September 1 through November 14 and November 15 through 23 bear hunting seasons.”

Hunters wishing to improve their bear hunting skills are encouraged to attend a day-long bear hunting seminar scheduled for August 16 at the Edward Kehoe Education Center in Castleton. To learn more about the seminar and to register visit Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website ( and the Hunter Education Course signup page.

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Young Adults Need to be Reminded – Get Vaccinated

Burlington – Think you outgrew the need for vaccines when you graduated from high school? Not so.

Every year, thousands of young adults in the U.S. suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, and even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines.

To highlight the importance of immunizations throughout life, and to help remind young adults that they need vaccines too, the Vermont Department of Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.

“We need to remind young adults to get vaccinated and make sure they are protected against diseases like flu, whooping cough and HPV,” said Immunization Program Chief Chris Finley.

Influenza, for example, can impact people of all ages, making them feel so ill that they need to miss several days of school or work. Although the vaccine is widely available, less than one third of all young adults receive the annual flu vaccine.

The specific vaccines young adults need are determined by age, lifestyle, risk factors, location of travel, and previous vaccines received. All young adults should talk to their health care providers about which vaccines are right for them.

To find out more about vaccines for young adults, visit You can also follow us on Twitter or join us on Facebook for health information and alerts.

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Highland Games, Bagpipes and Kilts

Scottish Festival

Scottish Festival

Scottish Festival

By Natalie Coons

It was a beautiful day for the 42nd Annual Scottish Festival Saturday August 23rd in Quechee, Vermont. The sound of bagpipes filled the air as the sheep dog trials showcased the skills of the canines and handlers alike on a nearby green hillside. You would have almost thought you were in Scotland. Among the many vendors you could find Scottish meat pies, hand forged knives, paintings of castles and handmade kilts. It was my chance to see something I had always wanted to witness, the highland games. Men and women, all clad in their tartan kilts, were participating in the usual things like the Caber Toss. For those of us who are new to these terms it looks like they are throwing a telephone pole.

It truly was a celebration of the Highland lifestyle, with dancing and jigs. I was as comfortable in my jeans as others were in their costumes.

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Multi Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist Aaron Neville To Take To The Historic Paramount Theatre Stage

Rutland, VT – Multi-time Grammy Award winning performer Aaron Neville will perform at the historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland, Vermont on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets ($44.75-54.75) are now on-sale and are available at the venue box office located at 30 Center Street in historic downtown Rutland, Vermont, charge-by-phone by calling (802) 775-0903 or online at

Standing in the long shadow of an incredible career which has seen him move seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers, Neville’s first hit single was the landmark “Tell It Like It Is,” which held the Number One spot on the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967. He went on to win Grammy Awards for his triple-platinum 1989 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind, and reached the Country charts with the title track of 1993’s The Grand Tour.

The Paramount Theatre, a registered 501-c3 not-for-profit organization, is currently in its 13th season of bringing live entertainment to central Vermont. The Box Office ((802) 775-0903) is open Thurs/Fri 11am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm and from noon through curtain time on all show days.

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Chaffee Falls 5K Trail Run/Walk Benefits RAVNAH Hospice

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice and the Marble Valley Runners Club invite all walkers and runners to the 2nd annual Chaffee Falls Road and Trail 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 20. Runners begin at 10am, followed by the walkers at 10:05am, at the N. Chittenden Grange on Stony Hill Road in N. Chittenden. Rain or Shine. Same day registration begins at 9:30am and is $25. Early registration by mail is encouraged. A door prize drawing will be held at 11am.

Proceeds from the race benefit “Trillium”, RAVNAH’s Hospice Chorus and their CD project. Trillium sings quiet songs of comfort to dying patients and their families in the last weeks and days of life.

For more information contact John Campbell at 770-1683 or email You can also visit for the registration form and information.

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Energy Innovation Center Presentation on “Energy in Aviation: How Fuel Efficient is Air Travel?”

Rutland, Vt. – The GMP College Connections series is hosting a presentation on Energy in Aviation on Tuesday, September 2nd, at the Energy Innovation Center, 68-70 Merchants Row in downtown Rutland. The free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately an hour. Light refreshments will be served.

Lecturer Craig Popkess of Community College of Vermont (CCV) will give a talk entitled, Energy in Aviation: How Fuel Efficient is Air Travel? The presentation will review the efficiency improvements in air travel, from the Douglas DC-3 to the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A-380. How many miles-per-gallon does a Jetliner get? Is air travel more fuel efficient than driving?

Popkess is a retired airline captain (Pan American World Airways and Delta Airlines). He teaches several courses at CCV, including mathematics, technology, management, communications and leadership. Popkess received his B.A. in Education and Speech from Northeastern Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Aeronautical Science (MAS) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Popkess also serves as the Internship Coordinator for Career Training Programs at CCV.

The monthly GMP College Connections lecture series was created as part of an agreement between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges to work together to bolster economic, educational and community development. The talks will be given by faculty from each of the Rutland County colleges. The presentations will explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns and the psychology of energy use. All talks will be held at GMP’s new Energy Innovation Center.

In addition to CCV, the other participating colleges are Green Mountain College, College of St. Joseph and Castleton College.

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Fundraiser for Nathan Willis Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund

Nathan Willis

Nathan Willis

The third annual Nathan Willis Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund Basket Party will be held on Saturday, September 6th, at the American Legion Post #49, 72 Main St., Fair Haven, VT. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and drawing starts at 1:00 p.m.

Nathan Willis was an avid outdoorsman. He loved nature and he connected so well with kids. He knew he needed to share his love of nature with as many children as possible. It's so heartbreaking that he didn't have more time to live out his dream.

As a child Nathan went to Skye Farm Camp in Warrensburg, NY. He was sponsored by family and friends.

Every child who wants to go to camp--to spend time in nature--should be given the opportunity. Each kid, who goes to camp in Nate's name, will carry-on his legacy. So his family and friends wish to "pay it forward" and give children the opportunity to go and spend a week at Skye Farm Camp. This year 6 children attended various camps and we hope to send twice as many next year.

For further info please call Maxine Willis 518 499 1565

Thank you for including this event in your upcoming events calendar.

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Treating Hearing Loss: How To Be An Educated Consumer

Rutland, Vermont – According to the World Health Organization, 360 million people have disabling hearing loss, a condition that is often considered to be an unavoidable side effect of aging. Treatments and options are available. Come to Rutland Regional Medical Center’s free Hearing Health Fair on Tuesday, September 23 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Holiday Inn on 476 Holiday Drive, Rutland, Vermont. Registration is required.

Join Mitchell B. Kramer, PhD, Lily V. Hughes, AuD, Kelley L. Holland, AuD from ENT & Audiology at Rutland Regional as they present information on how ears work and the effects of hearing loss. They will explore technologies that help hearing loss, cover costs and related technology in a no-pressure setting. To register visit or call 802.772.2400.

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Rutland Recreation Youth Soccer

Pre K & Kindergarten Soccer
Director Tim Cassidy along with his staff will incorporate fun games to teach the basics that will be followed by small-sided play during this hour long introduction to the world of soccer! This program will only be effective with the help of parents. We will require at least one parent per week to be their child’s team coach. Please note: If your child was eligible for U4 in spring 2012 they are now eligible for Pre K this fall. This program will run Saturday mornings from 8-9 a.m. at Hathaway Polo Fields. It all begins Sept. 6 and will continue until Oct. 11. The fee to participate is $41 residents, $52 non-residents. To register visit or stop into the Rutland Recreation office at 16 North Street Extension.

1st & 2nd Grade Soccer

Join Tim Cassidy and his staff each week as your child plays fun, skill oriented games designed to help develop the necessary foundation to enjoy the game. Players will be assigned a team at the start of the season and will participate in small sided games for approximately half of the session. We will attempt to form separate all girls and all boys teams. We will require at least one parent per week to be their child’s team coach during the session. This program will run Saturdays 9:30-10:45 a.m. at Hathaway/Summit Polo Fields. It all begins Sept. 6 and will continue until Oct. 11. The fee to participate is $47 residents, $58 non-residents. To register visit or stop by the Rutland Recreation office at 16 North Street Extension.

Fall Soccer League

The fall 3rd/4th and 5th/6th soccer teams will play in a house league. Games are played on Saturday afternoons and occasionally on Monday and Wednesday evenings. It all begins Sept. 6 and will continue until Oct. 18 at the Polo Fields. The fee to participate is $51 residents, $62 non-residents. To register visit or stop by the Rutland Recreation office at 16 North Street Extension.

Youth Field Hockey

Whether you have been in our program for years or this is your first introduction to the sport, this is the program for you! Excel at dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and much more. Each session will finish with game play to put those skills into action. Participants will need a field hockey stick, shin guards and a mouth guard for this program. Some sticks are available to rent on a first come first served basis for a $10 fee. To register visit or stop by the Rutland Recreation office at 16 North Street Extension.

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Vermont State Fair More Than Fair – Excellent

Because we are not the kind of paper to write about bad news, we will only touch upon the fact that the Vermont State Fair at Rutland has had some turmoil to overcome in the past year, however we’re in constant contact with the fair’s President Don Chioffi and from what Don tells us, many people are working long hours to make this an exciting and successful 2014 event. Don has kept us abreast of how long the days have been for himself and the staff, sprucing up the grounds and getting it all mapped out for rides, shows and exhibits from August 29, 2014 to Sunday September 7, 2014. He tells us there will be free grandstands because they don’t believe people should have to pay to get on the grounds and then pay to see some of the attractions too.

Coleman Bros. shows will be providing the rides for the midway and this year will feature the Twin Flip which is one of only two traveling rides like it in the world, it goes upside down and sideways, according to this year’s program. The Vermont State Fair will also have three demolition derbies and truck pulls, including street class trucks where participants can take their everyday truck and hook it to the Vermonster sled and see how far they can pull it.

There will be cattle judging, culinary arts judging, a battle of the bands, ox puling, and Ronald McDonald will be performing the annual McDonald’s bike giveaway on Monday, Labor Day, September 1, 2014. There will even be a giant pumpkin judging event, 4H goat show, 4H animal costume parade, maple judging, Grange exhibit judging and tons more to see and do and don’t forget the many food concessions where you are always able to choose from a great selection of food vendors throughout the fairgrounds.

As their marketing says, “of course you’re coming!” To the Vermont State Fair, in Rutland, Vermont on Route Seven, South Main Street, since 1846!

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President is Rolling

Don Chioffi, President of the Vermont State Fair

Don Chioffi, President of the Vermont State Fair, decided to move the Sam’s Good News Roller to a new location in preparation for this years Vermont State Fair. Chioffi the author of Don’s Reel Sports hopped right on the old Buffalo Springfield because he said he had prior experience operating a roller. Sam’s Good News Photo

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Back to School Sunday at Cavendish Baptist Church

Back to School Sunday 2013 was so much fun, they're doing it again! Back to School Sunday is a fundraiser to benefit the Cavendish Elementary PTO Activity Fund. Cavendish Baptist Church will donate $5 to the Cavendish Elementary PTO Activity Fund for each person who comes to Back to School Sunday. The fund is used for special educational events and field trips. Everyone is welcome – even if you don't usually go to church. The more people who attend, the more they can donate!

Back to School Sunday will take place on September 7, 2014 at 10:00am. There will be free activities for kids and a free cookout. Back to School Sunday is a gift to the community, so there is no cost to attend and no collection will be taken that morning.

However, if you'd like to make your own donation to the PTO Activity Fund, they have some fun in mind. The Cavendish Fire Department has generously lent the church their dunk tank and they're going to play “Sink the Sermonater!” For a donation of two dollars, you get a chance to try and hit the target and sink Pastor Abe in the dunk tank.

Cavendish Baptist Church is located at 2258 Main Street in Cavendish VT. More information about the church and directions can be found at, or give us a call at (802) 226-7131.

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Class of '53

Class of 53

The Rutland High School graduating class of 1953 recently held its 61st class reunion at the Rutland Country Club. Many alumni were able to attend.

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"Crazy and a Half" Celebrates the Madness of Life

The cast of Crazy and a Half

The cast of “Crazy and a Half”

Springfield, VT - The Springfield Community Players continue their 2014 season with a collection of insane one acts about psychiatrists, love and life, “Crazy and a Half”, by D.R. Andersen. The one acts are under the direction of David Allen, Donald Gray, Stephanie Rowe and Scott Stearns with set design by Ira Emerson. Performances will run August 29 & 30 and September 5 & 6 at the Players’ Studio on South Street.

The action takes place in psychiatrists' offices and therapy sessions in Manhattan and in California. Things get started with two psychiatrists fighting over who gets their therapists' last slot of the day. The wife of a mafia boss wants her psychiatrist to make her happy. A punk rocker sleeps through his therapy sessions, much to the consternation of his psychiatrist. A woman shows up at the psychiatrists' office for her first session in a bunny costume. An argumentative husband wife team of marriage counselors on the verge of divorce help a young couple work through their issues. Throughout, the psychiatrists learn as much from their patients as their patients do from them.

David Allen and Robin McNamara lead the cast psychiatrists and patients of Tom Field, Sara Jane Murphy, Greg Villone, Alina Abraham, and Erica James, with some playing parts in several of the one acts.

Curtain time for all performances is 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors may be reserved by calling 802-885-4098.

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Killington Hay Festival

Killington Hay Festival Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend
Giant Hay Sculptures on Display through Columbus Day Weekend

Killington, VT- Visitors to Killington, Vermont this fall will have a surprise once they start exploring the region – amid the mountain vistas and fall foliage, they may find themselves face-to-face with a 25-foot bear or 30-foot moose!

A Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Fall Event, the Killington Hay Festival is a celebration of the Vermont harvest. It features two dozen giant hay sculptures and a packed schedule of special events including Killington Restaurant Week, Killington Resort’s Brewfest Weekend, and the Reebok Spartan Race.

“The Hay Festival has become an annual fall tradition in New England, appealing to families from across the state and country,” says Amy Morrison, Town of Killington Events & Marketing Coordinator. “Guests to the area will love the family-friendly scavenger hunt and photo opportunities surrounding the giant animal sculptures, and folk art fans will enjoy seeing the creative – and sometimes unbelievable – creatures made from homegrown Vermont hay.”

Additional information on the Hay Festival and details on all events is available online at
or by following

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RCHS Duck Derby - Adopt a (Plastic) Duck or Two!

Join the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) for the annual Duck Derby to raise needed funds for the homeless animals in Rutland County. On Sunday, September 7 at 2 pm, adopted (plastic) ducks will be launched into the stream at Rotary Park on Route 7 North in Rutland. The first 4 ducks to reach the finish line win cash prizes. There will also be a cash prize for the last duck! Ducks are available for adoption at the RCHS shelter in Pittsford or you can download the information from the website, You can adopt a single duck for $3, a Quack-Pack (4 ducks) for $10 or a 6-Quack (6 ducks) for $15. Ducks can be adopted at the event, as well. You do not need to be present to win, but if you want to, come on down and cheer on your ducks! Mark your calendars and join us for an enjoyable afternoon of racing ducks! For more information contact the RCHS Business Office at 483-9171 or visit

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SMS Reunion Poem

SMS Reunion Poem

Alumni of St. Mary’s School in Fair Haven held a reunion on July 25th, 2014. The following is a poem written by one of the attendees at the event.

Memories of St. Mary’s School (SMS) reunion July 25, 2014
They came from the North
They came from the South
A “special” gathering
With “word of mouth”

They came from the East
They came from the West
“SMS” was “put to the test”

The stories were flowing
And friendships remembered
The “feast” was Fantastic
In memories and food!

A very big THANK YOU
Whatever your “parts”
In making this evening
And warming our hearts!

So until we meet again
On the street or
In the “cloud”
One thing is for certain

SMS has done us proud!

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Granville Class of ’69 Supports Education At The Slate Valley Museum

Granville, NY: This summer, members of the Granville High School Class of 1969 returned to their hometown to celebrate the 45th anniversary of their senior graduation. Part of their reunion weekend included an evening get-together at the Slate Valley Museum.

The reception at the museum served as the kick-off of the celebration, where classmates became reacquainted, were welcomed by Museum President Molly Biggs Celani, and enjoyed a guided tour of the museum. The Class also issued a challenge to itself to collectively contribute $1000 over the course of the evening to support the museum’s educational programs for young children attending Granville Central School.

“This museum is a fundamental part of the fabric of our community and our history. Many of the Class of ‘69 ancestors and family members contributed to the slate industry, and we believe that it’s important not only for us to support the museum, but also to make it possible for today’s students at our alma mater to visit and learn about their own heritage. What a wonderful way to celebrate our return to Granville and connect us to the next generation of Granville students” explains class Student Council President and Valedictorian, Martha Hicks Pofit.

Together, the class met their goal and contributed their combined $1000 gift to the museum, which will support programs for Granville Central School at the Slate Valley Museum during the upcoming school year.

The Class of 1969 is also challenging subsequent classes to visit the museum and make gifts to support its educational programming for Granville Central School youth.

“We are truly grateful that the Class of 1969 chose to include the Slate Valley Museum in their reunion festivities,” notes Interim Director Sarah Kijowski, “The support that they raised will certainly help us as we find more ways to engage and serve our local students. We look forward to welcoming future classes to the museum as well.”

The Slate Valley Museum is located at 17 Water Street in Granville, NY. For more information, visit www.slatevalley or call the museum at 518-642-1417. For the most up to date information on programs and events at the Slate Valley Museum, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Woody Wears Super Bowl Ring

Woody wears Super Bowl Ring

Recently Mike Saxon, Project Manager for Ronco Home Improvements visited Sweet Caroline’s Restaurant in West Rutland, Vermont. Pictures is Mike and owner Don Woods wearing Mike’s Super Bowl ring. Mike spent several years with the Dallas Cowboy’s including Super Bowl XXVII. Mike was a punter for Detroit, Arizona, Dallas, New England and Minnesota. He’s now living in the area helping people with storm damage from the devastating hail storms many experienced. To contact Mike, Call 802-923-3070 and maybe you can wear his Super Bowl Ring. Sam’s Good News Photo

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Trustin Justin

Justin Premont, The Dent Guy

Justin Premont, The Dent Guy, located at the former Blow’s Texaco on South Main Street in Rutland, works on a Beemer that a customer trusted to him. Justin and several dent specialists have been busy after the last two hail storms our area has experienced. Sam’s Good News Photo

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