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Celebrate Heirloom Apples at Scott Farm Orchard: 15th Annual Heirloom Apple Day -Sunday, October 8

The 15th Annual Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm Orchard on Kipling Road in Dummerston, VT beckons apple lovers of all ages to celebrate this iconic fall fruit. Come visit the 571-acre historic farm and orchard that border Rudyard Kipling’s former Vermont home, Naulakha, and other historic rental properties owned and renovated by Landmark Trust USA.   

On Sunday, October 8 at 10 AM, Noon and 2 PM, Scott Farm’s Orchardist Zeke Goodband entertains guests with the enlightening history of the orchard and its ecologically-grown fruits, accompanied by a free tasting of some of the more than 125 varieties of heirloom apples grown on the property.

Sample Old World and Early American heirloom varieties such as Esopus Spitzenburg, a favorite of Thomas Jefferson, grown at Monticello;  Reine des Reinette, a French apple from the 1700s, considered the best hard cider apple in Normandy; Blue Pearmain, a New England apple dating back to the 1700s, mentioned by Henry David Thoreau in his journal, and Cox’s Orange Pippin, an English favorite, awarded the highest honors by the Royal Horticultural Society—just to name a few of the exciting flavors bound to excite your palate. 

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Scott Farm and Eden Specialty Ciders Host an All-New Kingston Black Hard Cider Festival featuring 5 Cider Makers from 4 States - Sept 24, 2017

Scott Farm and Eden Specialty Ciders Host an All-New Kingston Black Hard Cider Festival featuring 5 Cider Makers from 4 States- Sept 24, 2017

 In honor of the Kingston Black, the “One Apple to Rule them All”, five cider makers from four states come together at Scott Farm Orchard on Sunday, September 24 from 12-4PM to showcase their hard ciders—made with this highly-prized heirloom apple, sparsely grown in the U.S.

 Hard cider enthusiasts have the opportunity to meet Scott Farm orchardist Ezekiel Goodband, cider makers from Eden Specialty Ciders of Newport, VT, Farnum Hill Ciders of Lebanon, NH, Slyboro Ciderhouse of Granville, NY, Stormalong Ciders of Sherborn, MA, and Whetstone Ciderworks of Marlboro, VT, as well as Chelsea Green Senior Editor Ben Watson, author of Cider Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions and Making Your Own, who will be available to sign books.

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Dummerston Community Center Rummage and Tag Sale

The Dummerston Community Center will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 9th from 9 am-noon. Proceeds will help to offset maintenance & operating costs for the building. Items for sale include books, toys, games, kitchenware, clothing, footwear and many miscellaneous items and treasures.

The sale will be held rain or shine, an indoor event. Coffee and Lester's donuts will be for sale. The Dummerston Community Center is located at 150 West St. in the West Dummerston Village. For information call 802-254-9212 or 802-254-2415.

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Putney Historical Society Annual Meeting August 27

The Putney Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, August 27 at 2:00 pm at Next Stage. This year’s program will include a short business meeting followed by presentations by Putney Central School Social Studies teacher Leah Toffolon and Next Stage Arts Project Executive Director Maria Basescu. The event is free and open to the public.

Leah Toffolon will screen excerpts from “Putney Food Stories,” a collection of short films made by the Putney Central School class of 2017 about people in the Putney community connected to growing, harvesting, making and selling food. For the last three years, Leah’s 8th grade students have worked with Evie Lovett from the Vermont Folklife Center to learn the fundamentals of ethnographic research, interviewing techniques and media production. The students learn to be “storytellers” - to explore and capture stories in their communities by doing primary source research, thereby building empathy and compassion and seeing themselves as part of a wider, interwoven community.

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60th Annual Marlboro Benefit Summer Sale

The Marlboro community will hold its 60th annual Summer Benefit Sale on Saturday, July 29 from 9am to 3 pm. in the Town Center, 510 South Rd., Marlboro, Vermont.  This event began as a benefit for the Marlboro Community Club in the mid-1960’s and has been held annually until 2005 when it was continued by the Marlboro Alliance.  Used clothing for children, men and women will fill the Meetinghouse Church and home-baked goods and refreshments will be for sale on the Meetinghouse lawn.

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Theater Camp in Guilford Center this August

Theater and Library Camp Returns This Summer in Guilford Center

For a second summer, Guilford Free Library and Guilford Center Stage are again collaborating on Stage & Stream, a weeklong theater and library camp this August 14-18.  The session will be open to 5th-8th graders, and will be FREE to Guilford kids.  Those from other towns may attend for a fee of $50 for the week.

The camp day will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at a pair of adjacent 1890’s venues in the village of Guilford Center.

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Coffee Break at Welcome Center

The Dummerston Community Center is holding a Coffee Break (bake, snack, coffee) fundraiser at the I-91 Guilford Vermont Welcome Center on Friday, June 30 from 7:30 am to 7 pm. Donations of baked goods, snacks, fruit, veggies, coffee, coffee cream, bagels etc. are needed. Any donation of food, gift certificates, or money would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers to help on Friday, June 30 at the food tables are also needed. The Community Center will be open on Thursday, June 29 from 9 am to 8 pm for drop-off of donations.

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Guilford Resident Begins Service in Peace Corps China

WASHINGTON, May 22nd, 2017 - Anna Pettee, 22, of Guilford, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for China in June to begin training as an English teaching volunteer. Pettee will live and work in a community, teaching spoken and written English at the post-secondary level.

Pettee was inspired to apply to the Peace Corps' program in China by her personal history as well as her professional goals. "I was adopted from China and have always felt a pull towards that vast country" she said. "When I was accepted to serve in China, the country where I was adopted from, I knew that this was the opportunity of a lifetime in many ways.”

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Spin for Cynthia

Cynthia Payne-Meyer broke her neck in a catastrophic bodyboarding accident. She and Rod need help meeting steep costs not covered by insurance. They have always volunteered in this community. It's our turn to support them.

9:00 AM–1:00 PM. May 21, 2017
Ride 1: 9–10am. Ride 2: 10–11am. Ride 3: 11am–12pm. Ride 4: 12pm–1pm

$25/hour. Reserve your bike at http://www.hotwheelzcycle.com
Hot Wheelz Cycle and Fitness Studio
601 Bellows Falls Road

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Putney General Store Grand Reopening is May 6th, 7am to 7pm!

The Putney General Store is reopening Saturday, May 6th. Special events 10am to noon: vendor displays, tasting tables, raffles, music and more. Stop by to shop and get great food in the deli—homemade sandwiches or tasty food from the deli case. 

Open seven days a week from 7am to 7pm, the General Store is co-managed by Lyssa Papazian and Besty MacIsaac, both of the Putney Historical Society, who holds the lease. For more information, contact Lyssa Papazian, 802-387-4692, putneygstore@gmail.com. 

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