To The Stamford Community:
Karen Wheeler tells me that her husband, Buzz, had a bad fall last week and was taken to Albany Medical Center. He is now at the Bennington Center for Living and Rehabilitation – Room 16.
Buzz was hurt when tripped and fell off his porch. He has serious and painful injuries to his head, neck, shoulder, clavicle, ribs, and pelvis. He is doing well, however, and would enjoy calls, messages, and visits from his friends and neighbors.
After his fall, Karen found him lying on the ground. “What happened?” She asked him. Buzz replied, “Just enjoying the view.” This was perfectly in character and an example of the wit Buzz is known for. It and it is one of the many qualities that make him so well-loved as a member of this community.
I will post again on this site if I get any more news.
Vermont’s Governor Philip Scott arrived in Readsboro to announce several new initiatives – one was the Southern Vermont Broadband Cooperative’s expansion into West Readsboro spearheaded by SVBC’s President Bob Briggs.
You can read iBerkshires.com article here.
STAMFORD – On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Stamford Community Church will sponsor its 9th Annual Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event, which will take place both in the church and the outdoor pavilion, rain or shine, is open to the wider community and designed to be a fun-filled day of family-oriented activities, including children’s games and the popular Corn Hole with prizes.
There will be a silent auction, a Chinese auction for both adults and kids, a 50/50 raffle, as well as many items and gift certificates from local merchants and businesses. This year’s bazaar will also feature a handmade quilt raffle.
Baked goods for sale include homemade pies, cookies and breads as well as jams, pickles and relishes. Hot lunch refreshments of soups, hot dogs, and sausage grinders will be available as well.
The Stamford Community Church is at 1059 Main Road (Route 8), a mile north of the Clarksburg, MA/Vermont line. There is plenty of parking. Further information may be obtained by calling 802-694-1533.
Church Bazaar Flyer
Tremendous event this morning, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
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Administrative Officer – Job Description
The Administrative Officer (AO) shall review and approve permits for land development as provided in the Zoning By-Laws of the Town of Stamford, Vermont. The AO shall literally enforce the provisions of the Zoning By-Laws of the town. The AO shall maintain a full and accurate record of all applications, permits, decisions and violations acted upon by the AO, which records shall be filed with the Stamford Town Clerk and the Board of Listers. Refer to Zoning By-Laws, Sections 9.1 thru 9.2.3 for the job description and further information.
Send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Sheila Lawrence, Chair,
Stamford Planning Commission
986 Main Road Stamford, VT 05352
Applications due by September 25, 2017.
The Planning Commission reserves the right to continue to advertise this position until it is filled.
Click here for a printable version of the Admin Officer job posting 8-22-17
Bring the children to the Stamford Library Summer Reading Camp
on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:30-11:30 a.m. for a HANDS-ON workshop about WORM BIN COMPOSTING!
Helen Fields, Master Composter, will help us investigate the science,
the art, and the FUN of having your own WORM BIN to compost
all of your kitchen food scraps! Sing the red wiggler song and dance the
red wiggler dance! Draw pictures of the worms and learn their names!
AND it is NOT SMELLY!
AND you DON’T have to touch the worms IF YOU DON’T WANT TO!
(but you can if you do).
Parents and other adults are welcome.
Come learn about how we can reduce our garbage bill and make
the best compost in the world: BLACK GOLD RED WIGGLER COMPOST!!!!
(Flowers and veggies LOVE BGRWC!)
ALL ARE WELCOME. SNACKS PROVIDED. BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
Upcoming agenda of the Stamford Selectboard – 7/6/2016:
Tree removal bids
Open meeting law training
Green Mountain National Forest, public meeting re: herbicide use
Old County Road petitions and special town meeting warning
Tax sale set for July 12, 2017
A choice to fireworks this year:
North Adams Annual Fireworks display at Joe Wolfe Field immediately after the Steeplecats game – approximately 9:30 start time.
New comer this year, the town of Williamstown will be offering a fireworks display at Taconic Golf Course. Grounds open at 5:30, fireworks scheduled to begin at 9:30.
Williamstown will also have their annual Fourth of July Parade starting on Southworth Street and ending at the bottom of Spring Street with a noon time BBQ – parade starts at 11am.
For a full list of the Williamstown events please visit our friends over at iBerkshires.com
After months of planning, awesome gardening workshops, guest speakers, and packets and packets of seeds – The Stamford Seed Savers group will be driving the first screws, pounding the first nails, and shoveling the first dirt to kick off the community garden project.
The goal of the community garden project is to re-purpose the severely deteriorating tennis courts behind the Stamford Elementary School and transform this rarely, if ever, used area of the grounds into a shining example of community building and outdoor learning space for all.
Several ideas for the space are already in the planning stage but it all begins with building the raised beds and filling them with the soil generously donated by local businesses.
Come be a part of the kick off work bee on June 27th from 5:30pm to 7pm at the community garden. Feel free to bring a broom, hammer, shovel, rake, cordless drill or saw, any ideas for the space you may have, and plenty of community spirit!
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