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    Middletown, CT & Island Pond, VT.
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    Camping, Hiking, Snowmobiling, Hunting, Fishing, ATV Riding
  1. On Wednesday December 7 at 7:55 am The American Legion Post 80 of Island Pond, Vermont will hold a service in the park. This is to honor the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Please help us celebrate by attending the service. Thank you. CMDR James Worth
  2. Frederick E. Allard, 89, of Island Pond, Vt. passed away on November 26, 2016 in Lyndonville, Vt. He was born on May 16, 1927 in Island Pond to the late Peter and Deleda (Clouthier) Allard. Fredrick spent his teenage years in Montreal, PQ and attended St. Joseph's French Catholic School. He graduated from Brighton High School in 1947 and was a veteran of the Korean War from 1950-1952. On October 10, 1970 he married Gloria LaFountain who predeceased him on September 27, 2002. During his lifetime he was a telephone installer. Mr. Allard enjoyed woodworking, carving totem poles, hunting, and fishing. He was a member of the American Legion Post 80 of Island Pond and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7779 of Morrisville. He is survived by his twin brother Francis and his wife Luwina Dubois Allard of Island Pond, Vt., and by his step children: Tom Barry and Rolla Williams both of Belvidere, Vt. Frederick is predeceased by his sister Pearl Perce. Funeral services will be held on Friday December 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, Island Pond, Vt. Spring interment will be held at St. James Cemetery, Island Pond, Vt. during the spring 2017. Should friends desire contributions in his memory may be made to the Mater Dei Parish for the St. James Catholic Church Roof Repair Fund, 191 Clermont Terrace, Newport, Vt. 05855. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes, locally family owned and operated.
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  4. Gervais ACE Hardware

    Gervais ACE Hardware 62 Cross Street, Island Pond, VT 05846
  5. Dill & Keenan, Attys, PC

    Dill & Keenan Attorneys at law. Services include deeds, real estate, contract services, trusts and more. 109 Alder Street, Island Pond, VT 05846
  6. Welcome to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the office of Century 21 Farm & Forest Realty & Burke Vacation Rentals. With a team of 23 agents including specialists in vacation property, short & long term rentals, timber tracts,… 5043 U.S. 5, Derby, VT 05829
  7. The original date of Sunday, November 27th has been rescheduled for Dec. 4 still at 5:30 place for this meeting will be announced ASAP President, George Early Bird TMA's are being delivered to our sales establishments. Irene Farrar North Country Mountaineers Orleans County www.northcountrymountaineers.com 802-754-2370 northcountrymountaineers@gmail.com
  8. Maxwell Trucking & Excavating

    Serving the "Northeast Kingdom" and Beyond. Maxwell Trucking and Excavating is committed to our customers, employees and operating philosophy. We offer complete trucking and excavating services ranging from Land Clearing, Site Preparation, Road / Driveway, Pond, Building, Septic Systems to delivering and spreading all types of construction materials and aggregates. With over 30 years of experience, we have established a solid reputation as a dependable and reliable company using a simple management approach: "We hire the best people, utilize modern technologies & equipment, and deliver superior customer service." With year round services, you can always count on us for prompt service, competitive rates and on time delivery. Call us and discover why we're a "respected name" in the trucking and excavating business!
  9. Tardif Heating and Mechanical

    Tardif Heating and Mechanical Island Pond, VT. 802-723-5350 Plumbing, Heating and Mechanical Repair and Installation License Info VT-2742 NH-2063
  10. K.T. Ray's on the Pond

    K.T. Ray's on the Pond Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee
  11. We are a country store featuring specialty foods, gift items, candles, all that kind of stuff In addition to gifts and candles, we also sell our own wares. “We do repurposed furniture in the shop,” “We make signs,embroidery. You name it, we do it all.”
  12. Essex House and Tavern

    Welcome to the Essex House and Tavern. Located in Island Pond, VT. We have undergone major renovations restoring our lobby to it's historic grandeur. The Tavern has been revitalized to a rustic, industrial atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner with a menu that is sure to capture your taste buds.
  13. BRIGHTON — An ongoing community evelopment process gained focus recently when about 100 Brighton residents came together for the second phase of a program called Community Visit. Shepherded by the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), the process started on October 4 with a community visit day. That daylong event brought in a team of federal, state, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders — what VCRD calls a resource team — to listen to residents participate in forums on six broad areas of concern. Community visit day drew about 130 people, according to VCRD Community and Policy Manager Jenna Whitson, to discuss transportation and infrastructure, substance abuse and mental health, growing the economy, recreation and natural resources, revitalizing downtown, and the future of the school. Brighton Select Board Chair Doug Niles called phase one “an idea generating process.” Out of those forums, participants came up with 17 distinct ideas for potential action, Mr. Niles said. On November 3, another 100 or so residents showed up at the Brighton Elementary School and voted on their priorities using a system in which red stickers, worth three points, and blue stickers, worth one point, were affixed to posters outlining each of the 17 issues. Eventually, participants narrowed the issues down to four action ideas: supporting business growth and economic development, advancing a Brighton recreation program, revitalizing and beautifying the downtown area, and making Brighton an ATV destination. Those present at the November 3 meeting were able to sign up for one or more of the task forces charged with moving forward on each of the four focus areas, but both Mr. Niles and Ms. Whitson stressed that the real work is just beginning and urged anyone interested to sign up for a task force. To do so, contact Mr. Niles or email Ms. Whitson at jenna@vtrural.org , or call the VCRD at (802) 225-6091. Or just come to the Brighton town offices on Thursday, December 8, at 6:30 p.m. for the first official meeting of each task force. Ms. Whitson said guests that evening will include many of the same resource team members who came to listen on October 3, including Ted Brady, the state director of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, and representatives from the Northeastern Vermont Development Association and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. After convening together in the gymnasium, Ms. Whitson said, each task force will break off and work on its own with volunteers from different participating organizations offering guidance where appropriate. “That will be the first meeting of the task force groups and will give them an opportunity to frame an action plan,” Ms. Whitson said. She said the purpose of the resource team is not to tell the task force groups what to do, but to help guide them to resources, such as grants, that may be available to help meet task force goals. Mr. Niles helped to expand on some of the action items, explaining that downtown revitalization could take the form of improved infrastructure, new sidewalks, tree planting, or finding ways to get blighted downtown buildings cleaned up and occupied. As the town’s point person for the community visit process, he said he’s tried to represent the interests of the entire town, but was glad to see recreation make the cut as a focus area. He said the town has always had a line item in the budget for recreation that has been used to maintain the town hall gym, or, as will happen next year, resurface the public tennis and basketball courts. But, Mr. Niles said, he has pushed to expand that line item to include hiring a recreation coordinator. He said he envisions the program mostly providing regular activities to young people to “get them out from behind the computer screen and the TV.” But he might also like to see monthly opportunities for adults like volleyball, or basketball tournaments, or bridge or chess tournaments for the elderly. “With a very minimal amount of work, I think we could get adults engaged,” Mr. Niles said. “And with competitive tournaments, I think it will draw people from surrounding towns as well.” Ms. Whitson said she has been encouraged by what she has seen in Brighton. “Every town is different, but in Brighton the entire visiting team was really impressed not only with turnout but also the energy and dedication of people. These are people that really want what’s best for their community.” Ms. Whitson said she also noticed a higherthan-usual turnout for young people in Brighton, which she called, “really exciting.” “The December 8 meeting we’ll be bringing [the resource team] back, and they will be helping us to actually figure out what can be accomplished — how to receive funding, and not just the funding, but any resources,” Mr. Niles said. “I’m not sure what will come of it, but I’m certainly hoping for potential grant money. As a small town, we are very limited in our human capital and our monetary capital.”
  14. Brighton Snowmobile Club Award Winning Grooming of the Snowmobile Capitol. Brighton Snowmobile Club PO Box 400 Island Pond, VT 05846 Snow Phone: Island Pond - Essex (802) 723-4316 Purchasing your TMA The Welcome Center in Island Pond will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for TMA sales, weekends beginning November 19th (Saturday and Sunday) and the day after Thanksgiving until December 16th or trails are opened. Our hours will then be extended. We will also be doing Vermont Registrations for renewals (which can also be done on line), registrations if your sled was previously registered in another state and you have the old registration from that state, and new registrations if the sled came from a dealer and you have a legible copy of the bill of sale. We will not be doing state registrations from private sales and Vermont registrations can not be done through the mail. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Janet at 802-895-2951. Trail Passes can also be done through the mail. You may also purchase your TMA's at: Laquerres Marine and Sports, East Montpelier VT Mark's Motorsports, Enfield CT Land and Sea Marine, Waterbury CT 2017 Snowmobile Raffle Businesses For Trails Please Support These Businesses That Support Our Sport !! Safety Class We will be offering the Vermont Safety Class on December 10th at the Brighton Elementary School from 9-3. Please call either Reggie Theroux at 802-673-8954 or Dave Page at 802-274-8124 to register. Speed Limit The posted speed limit on Lake Island Pond is 50mph. The Vermont State Police will monitor and violators will be ticketed. Decals Vast decals and state registration decals may be placed on the left side of the windshield, left side of the cowl or left side of the tunnel as long as it is not obstructed from view. Parking There is free parking behind Kingdom Market and at the State Beach
  15. Rifle Season Hunters Urged to Help Gather Info. MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Hunters participating in Vermont’s 16-day rifle deer season that begins November 12 and ends Sunday, November 27 are being asked to help gather biological data. Hunters who get a deer on opening weekend of rifle season can help Vermont’s deer management program by reporting their deer at one of the biological check stations listed below that will be open on November 12 and 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., unless the store closes earlier: Marty’s Sports & Gunsmithing, Inc. – Bennington Sherman’s Store – West Rupert Grant’s Village Store – Middletown Springs C&S Beverage & Dairy – Wilmington Guilford Country Store – Guilford Singleton’s Store – Cavendish Buxton’s Store – Orwell Vermont Field Sports – Middlebury Keith’s Country Store, Inc. – Pittsford Mountain Deer Taxidermy – Northfield R&L Archery – Barre East Corinth General Store – East Corinth Rite Way Sports – Hardwick Jericho General Store – Jericho Ingalls Market & Deli – Eden Georgia Market – Georgia A&B Beverage – Grand Isle St. Marie’s, Inc. – Swanton West Enosburg Country Store – Enosburg Wright’s Enterprises – Newport Northern Wildlife – Island Pond Barnie’s Market – Concord Biologists are collecting middle incisor teeth from November season deer in order to evaluate regional differences in ages and antler characteristics of bucks as well as to help estimate population size, growth rate, health, and mortality rates. Each tooth will be cross-sectioned to accurately determine the deer’s age, and the results will be posted on the Fish & Wildlife website next spring. Hunters who don’t make it to a biological reporting station are asked to obtain a tooth envelope from their regular reporting agent. Write your name, Conservation ID number and date of kill on the envelope. Remove one of the middle incisor teeth, being careful to include the root. Place the tooth in the envelope and give it to the reporting agent. “Information about the ages of deer in the population is critically important, and more information allows us to make better management decisions,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Deer Project Leader Nick Fortin. “To get accurate population estimates, and to better assess our current management strategies, we really need to get teeth from as many deer as possible.” The department is also asking hunters to keep the antlers from their deer at home so they can be examined by Fish & Wildlife personnel after the deer season in order to collect additional biological data on antler development.