RoundUp with Surfactant Update

With wording that sounds eerily like the cigarette industry, the first crack in the Monsanto cover-up has formed. For those of us who objected to the application of this product around our mountain streams, and thus our water supply, this is encouraging.

Monsanto ordered to pay

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Wreaths Across America Update

Stamford Cemeteries Wreaths Across America

It’s been awhile… but we would like to give some updates about our goal to lay wreaths at all the veterans’ graves in the Stamford Cemeteries.

To date we have 15 wreaths sponsored out of our total goal of 92. We are 16% to goal!

We applied for grant money from multiple places and have not heard from most, but we did receive some good news from MountainOne. We will receive a grant for $250.00! That is 25 wreaths which will really help us make strides towards our goal. We do not have any fundraisers scheduled but are hoping that the rest of the wreaths will come from individual sponsorships.

To sponsor a wreath (or 2) or to volunteer to be involved with this effort please go to our website

www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/vt0006

If you prefer to donate with a sponsorship form we have them at both the Town Office and the library.

Also visit us at our Facebook page

If anyone is interested (and we hope a lot of you will be) we would like to ‘Remember the fallen’ as well as ‘Honoring those who serve’ by posting small entries on our facebook page.

Honoring those who serve –

Do you have someone in your family that is currently serving that we could highlight? A short write-up with perhaps a picture telling us a little something about them.

Remembering the fallen –

Do you have a veteran buried at Houghton or Millard cemeteries that we could remember with a post? A short write-up with their picture would also be wonderful.

Please send any entries to us at stamfordnorthadamswaa@gmail.com and we will post them for you.

Thank you,
Donna Whitcomb and Donna Engel

 

 

 

Announcements

1) The Polish take-out restaurant is open for business. I stopped to get a menu yesterday but they hadn’t arrived from the printer yet. I was treated to a wonderful sample of Kupusta. The will have a website 180Grill.

2)Stamford Elementary School’s principal Micha Hayre is announcing a new program to bring community members and students together for fun and learning.
“This year, I am facilitating a “Life Skills” class once a week to replace MAD (Make A Difference) Monday.  Due to the fact that public education is having a more and more difficult time implementing courses like “home economics” or “trade skills” into a K-8 education, I am bringing a class called “Life Skills” to Stamford School!  Each Friday, I will facilitate Life Skills between 10am-2:30pm.  I will be bringing in guests that have a skill, hobby, talent, or collection that they believe that every child should be introduced to such as sewing, tying a knot, fishing, cooking, gardening, carpentry, and the list goes on!  You could bring one day of learning or a session of learning (multiple Fridays).  It could be four Fridays in a row or it could be one Friday.

Are you the expert in something and would you be interested in making a difference in the lives of our K-8 students in Stamford, VT?  OR do you know someone is the expert- please forward this on.

Life Skills    FRI
10:05-10:45    Grade 8
10:45-10:50    5 min transition
12:25-1:05    Grades 4-5
1:05-1:40    Grades 2-3
1:40-1:45    5 min transition
1:45-2:25    Grades 6-7

Please note that all guest teachers may be subject to a background check.

The Fridays that are available can be found at this link.

Thank you so much for the possibility of investing in Stamford and our future! Please email mhayre@stamfordelementary.com if interested or have questions!

County Road and The Dump Trucks

Many complaints coming in about the dump trucks that have taken over County Road – of speeding and taking over the whole road. Probably not something that anyone can do anything about unless we wanted to pay the sheriff to monitor the road during work hours.

I think it would be a bit more palatable if the residents were getting something out of it, like a usable road to Pownal/Bennignton. I hear the work they have done is fantastic but that it won’t lead to a viable route over the mountain.

So – be careful out there if you travel County/Mill Road defensive driving is the order of the day.