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NARH history book talk at library May 24
Dr. Paul Donovan, author of North Adams Regional Hospital: A Historical Perspective, Part Three 1956-2014 (The Closing), will talk about his latest book on Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Stamford Community Library.
The Stamford resident’s hour-long program will include a Power Point presentation and time for discussion. This is the third and final chapter in Dr. Donovan’s series on the local hospital’s history. Part Three covers the hospital’s recent years up through its sudden closing in March of 2014 and the devastating impact that outcome had on the community.
All three books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.

Stamford Building Community Group
Thanks to all 18 people who attended last evening’s Building Community Group meeting.  We reviewed the community gathering space project from the beginning to the present and participated in a presentation/discussion regarding proposed building sketches.  The months of May, June and July will be used to gather more input from the community and work on a presentation to the Selectboard.  Full meeting notes are included intros website.  Please look them over.  There’s lots of good information!
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 pm at the school.

SEEKING MENTORS FOR 8th GRADE STUDENTS AT DRURY HIGH SCHOOL
The YMCA is launching a pilot mentoring program with Drury High School We are seeking adults in the community willing to commit one afternoon per week and one Saturday afternoon per month to helping a young person be successful  in high school and beyond. Program begins in September 2018 with 3 hour training session in August. If you are interested in participating, please contact Carolyn Brooks email: cbrooks@bfymca.org or call Carolyn at 323 243 3413

 

Green Up Day 2018

Fifty-five hardy folks participated in Green Up Day 2018 and Stamford is cleaner today because of you!  The Seed Savers group and the Building Community Group had “booths” alongside the Green Up Day activity.  It was a festive, hardworking day at the school.

To those who participated – thank you so  much!  And to everyone, there will be another Green Up Day on the first Saturday in May of 2019.  See you then!

 

 

 

Stamford Community Church Annual Community Tag Sale

At the church’s pavilion on Saturday June 2 – 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

There will be a Chinese Auction with gift baskets and gift certificates from local businesses as well as new items, a bake sale, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, rides on a horse/pony, and St John Bosco’s fried dough .

Spaces are available for $12 for anyone interested in bringing their own craft creations or tag sale items to sell.

To reserve a space please call Donna at 802 694-1701 or
Diana at 413 652 7284.
Come join the fun!

Funds raised are used to send extras to the missionaries our church supports as well help local individuals with a need.

 

Stamford Wreaths Across America Update

April update from Stamford Cemeteries, Wreaths Across America.

Wreath sponsorships have started to come through and can be seen on our fundraising page at Wreaths Across America. A reminder that sponsorships are $15.00 for each wreath. For every 2 wreaths that are sponsored we get an additional one for free.

Ways to donate –

1.) Pick up a sponsorship form at either the town office or the Stamford Community Library. You can write a check and mail in with the form.

2.) Both of the following links will take you to the Stamford fundraising page where you can pay with a credit card. You will see the identifier Stamford Vermont Cemeteries VT0006.

Our fundraising page at Wreaths Across America: https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=142555#

Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Wreaths-Across-America-Stamford-Vermont-Cemeteries-149196872411834/ Look for the Donate button. Click on it and It will take you directly to our fundraising page (VT0006).

3.) If anyone should choose to donate by cash we can take the cash and send a check to Wreaths Across America for you.

We appreciate your support. If you have any questions please contact Donna Whitcomb or Donna Engel at 413-575-8826.

Town Motto – What?

Today’s post is long one and I plan to reuse the page in another location after this post goes by so I created a separate page for it. You can view it by clicking here now, and later I will provide a link in the Notification section or top menu.

Hopefully I have all these links back forth straightened out, if one of them is broken you can always use the search feature in lower right menu area.

 

Flyers, Announcements, and Save-The-Dates – Oh My!

  1. Town of Stamford Seeks Part-time Assessor Clerk.
    Successful candidate will be knowledgeable in Microsoft’s Excel and Word. Must have basic office skills. Clerk will enter data for Stamford assessor into NEMRC program. This job requires confidentially and the ability to work independently. Will perform other duties as assigned by the assessor and Board of Selectmen. Flexible 4-5 hours per week.Compensation to be determined upon qualification.

    For more details and job description, contact the Stamford Town Office at 694-1361.

    Selectboard reserves the right to continue to advertise this position until it is filled.Send cover letter, resume and three references to Chairman, Board of Selectmen, 986 Main Road, Stamford, VT 05352 or by email to stamfordvt@live.com by 12:00 p.m. on April 18, 2018.

  2. Electronic Waste Day
    Stamford Fire will hold it’s annual fundraiser on Saturday May 12th 8am to Noon. Details for this event can be found here. Directions can be found by opening the event on our Calendar page and clicking on the Google Map link.
  3. Hazardous Waste Collection Day
    Also on May 12th. Details for this event can be found here and directions on our Calendar page by opening the event and clicking on the Google Map link.
  4. It’s All About Compost
    Government agencies are finally catching up to proposals made back in the 1970’s to save landfill space. New polices, ordinances, and mind-sets are now bringing composting to the forefront of municipal waste disposal. As such, our very own Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance (BCSWA) is offering for sale two items to aide in this paradigm shift. Their flyer can be located here. StamvfordVt.org makes no endorsement of either product – caveat emptor.

 

First Meeting of Stamford’s Gathering Space Exploratory Group

The first meeting of Stamford’s Gathering Space Exploratory Group was
held on March 27 at 6 pm in the school. Those present had expressed
their interest at the March 5 Town Meeting. The eleven people in
attendance decided the group’s name should be the Stamford Building
Community Committee. The next meeting of the SBCC will be on Tuesday,
April 10 at 6 pm in the school. All are welcome!

While formal minutes were not kept, careful notes were taken for this
brainstorming session. The central ideas presented were as follows:

  • Two main gathering space ideas emerged from the discussion: A
    visible (possibly gazebo-like, village green-type) structure visible
    from Main Road; and a larger structure which could be used as an outdoor
    classroom and as a place for bigger community events.
  • An outdoor gathering space could be used as a central meeting
    location for town events such as a 5k run, a July 4 barbecue, and Green
    UP Day. The structure could be decorated for holidays and used as an
    informal meeting spot for residents.
  •  Students could use the space for various projects.
  • If a visible-from-Main-Road structure is made available to
    townspeople, they will think of many ways to use the space. The
    structure would help present Stamford as a vibrant community to
    passers-by.
  • It was decided that input from more people to further explore
    possible uses and locations for the structure would be helpful.

Come one, come all!

For more information, please contact Pat Sullivan patsullivanvt@gmail.com