Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Summer is Here!

KITCHEN ITEMS TRYING TO FIND THEIR WAY HOME - have you been wondering where some of your food storage containers, trays, serving spoons, etc. have gone to? The school has a collection of them that they will donate away at the end of the month. Some items are from the recent school picnic, others are from earlier in the year or maybe even last year. Need to clean out. Please stop by the school as soon as possible to see if any of this is yours. Currently the items are located on a table near the kitchen in the gym.


Who has a good copy of the second evening performance of Peter Pan at Berlin Elementary School? Lots of folks have been asking to purchase a DVD. I’d be glad to make the copies if I can get one to start with – I don’t mind converting the format. If I can’t locate the second night, I’ll go with the first night that the school recorded. Copies will sell for $5 each with money going to performances at school. Send me your name if you'd like a copy (Copies won't happen until in July as our daughter is getting married in a week)



You may be very interested in the "Phanfare" photos that U-32 has on line. They include not only athletic events but other special events such as 8th grade Step Up, Class of 2009 Graduation, 8th grade trip to DC, 6th grade unity day and more. http://albums.phanfare.com/u32 When on a photo if you right click you should be able to save the photo to your computer.

The Times Argus also has a great collection of photos of the U-32 Class of 2009 which can be purchased:



Berlin Elementary School 40th Anniversary - our current school was built in 1969. If you have ideas as to how to celebrate, please share with Corinne to pass along to the planners… and if you’re able to help, please mention that also!


Vermont Things To Do http://www.berlinschool.org – great listing of places mostly in Central Vermont (see Calendar of Events on the side bar)

Corinne's Blog of Events http://socialenergy.blogspot.com

Summer camp opportunities http://sportsactivities.blogspot.com

Town website for news http://www.berlinvt.org


Hike in Montpelier's Hubbard Park (there's information and a map on line http://www.montpelier-vt.org/parks/hubbard.cfm ) - there's even a tower to check out (whoops, tower closed for repairs)!


Tour the State House - guided tours are FREE http://www.leg.state.vt.us/sthouse/sthouse.htm Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM - 4PM Open year-round except state holidays. Guided Tours available on the half-hour, free of charge, July - mid-October: Monday-Friday, 10AM - 3:30PM, Saturdays, 11AM - 2:30PM


June 20th Mini History Expo FREE- the Berlin Historical Society will be joining other Historical Societies from Washington County in a Mini History Expo on the porch of the Pavilion in Montpelier from 10 AM to 5 PM. There will be no History Expo at Tunbridge this year. The next regular meeting of the Berlin Historical Society will be Tuesday June 23rd at 7 PM at Town Hall.Summer camp opportunities can be found at http://sportsactivities.blogspot.com


Montpelier's CAPITAL CITY BAND concerts Wednesdays, 7 - 8 pm beginning June 10, State House Lawn. Bring a chair, a blanket, a supper or snack, the kids, grandma & -pa and enjoy an old-fashioned FREE summer evening. Wednesdays, 7 pm, June 10 until mid-August.


FREE BOWLING! Once again Twin City Lanes and Games on the Barre-Montpelier Road is offering one free game of bowling per day to students under of the age of 16 years old. A form needs to be filled out at Twin City Lanes and the child must have the card with them or they'll have to pay the regular rate. Cards are good June 1st through August 31st. Rental shoes are NOT included. Some restrictions apply such as not during leagues or special events. 476-6181 http://www.twincitylanes.com Opening time varies - Monday not until 4pm, Tuesday 9am, W - S noon.


ORS/Community Connections Tuesday Night Bike Adventure Series at Morse Farm, 6 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Join us for a summer of Tuesday night adventure challenges, on bikes. Each week will be different non-competitive activity: scavenger hunts, relays, skill building nights, etc. - all tons of fun, for kids of all ages and abilities. These are family-fun-bike-centric evenings, so bring the whole crew. These adventures will take the place of the kids’ race that used to kick off the Onion River Sports Tuesday Night Mountain Bike Race Series events. There will still be a racing component for competitive kids, but we've created this adventure challenge to make Tuesdays more fun and more accessible for a wider variety of kids on bikes. We're also looking for interested parents to accompany these activities. Please e-mail thefolks@onionriver.com if you are interested.


Saturday, June 27th MIDDLESEX- Super Gigantic Lawn Sale. Dishes, furniture, clothes, toys & much more. Middlesex United Methodist Church, 9am-5pm. (on Sunday the sale continues from 10am – 3pm)


FOURTH OF JULY … A week of celebrations!

June 27th is when Waterbury will be celebrating the 4th of July with their parade and fireworks


3rd of July is when Montpelier celebrates, just a little early, for the 4th of July!

· 1-3pm lawn party at Kellogg-Hubbard Library with live music;

· 1:30-4 Family Fun Day at the Montpelier Pool - free admission!;

· On State House Lawn 3-4pm No Strings Marionettes performs "The Treasure Hunt", 4:30-5:30 Starline Rhythm Boys, 7:30-8 Catamount Pipe Band, 8-9 St. Johnsbury Band

· 6pm PARADE, 9:30pm FIREWORKS.

· Looking to check out fireworks on the 4th, you may want to check out this listing: http://www.vtliving.com/events/4thofjuly/index.shtml


July 4th will be when Randolph will have their big parade! This year the theme is “Making it in Vermont” After the parade head to Merchant’s Row for vendors and entertainment. The Kimball Library usually has a used book sale going on from 9am-1pm.

Other 4th of July events:




Unicycling - Whether you've been at it for a while or you're a beginner eager to learn, folks come together late Sunday afternoons in the Senior Center parking lot on Barre Street in Montpelier (across from Rec Center) It's a good idea to get on the email list to know for sure there are people heading there each week. http://vtunicycle.com/ Extra unicycles and safety gear available. This group continues to meet during the winter in the Rec Center.


Books, DVDs, Computer Access & MORE! Berlin residents - don't forget that you're entitled to a library card at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library due to voter support in March. Just show proof of residency and you'll get access to their vast collection. If you haven't visited your library lately, please do - they would love to see you make use of the resources they have. http://www.kellogghubbard.org 135 Main Street, Montpelier 223-3338 (currently there is a used book sale happening at KHL)


State Park Passes for FREE - Passes to Parks and Museums at the Library Vermont State Parks and the Department of Libraries have teamed up! Under a new program, “Check Out the Parks”—the Kellogg-Hubbard will offer a pass that can be checked out, like a book, for free admission to a state park. The passes are good at any of the state’s day-use parks and admit up to eight people traveling together in the same vehicle. In addition, museum passes to the Vermont History Center and the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center can also be borrowed. Ask at the children’s desk or call 223-4665


Kellogg-Hubbard Library Summer Story Time at the Berlin Fire Department! Books, music, songs for kids of all ages! The Kellogg-Hubbard Library is bringing story time to you in your community! Join us for a special summer story time on Wednesday, July 15, at 10:30, at the Fire Department. Come hear stories and check out those fire trucks! We’ll bring library books for you to check out for some great summer reading at home. We’ll top off the hot summer morning with popsicles. Don’t miss the fun!


FREE CYCLE in Washington County: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WashingtonCountyVermont/ - looking for a free item or have one to give away? Check this group out. We've received items such as tomato plants and a computer desk and given away items such as bikes and a microwave.


Barre Heritage Festival July 23-26 including fireworks on Friday evening and a parade on Saturday, July 25th at 2pm http://www.barretown.info/


a little out of the way but fun....

Free Movies at Brookfield Old Town Hall will run June 18 - August 20, every Thursday evening along with two special Sunday events. There are classics, family movies and ones for teenagers on the schedule. Most movies start at 7:30pm (with doors opening at 7:15) Refreshments will be sold with the proceeds - and any donations from movie patrons - benefitting the work on the Old Town Hall. For more info including a schedule of films and film times: brookfieldmovies@gmail.com. When was the last time you visited the Floating Bridge in Brookfield?!


Shelburne Museum - offers Vermont residents 1/2 price admission, the reduced rate is $10 adults and $5 for kids 4-18. They're open 10am - 5pm daily http://www.shelburnemuseum.org Great exhibits - kids especially like Owl Cottage where there are some dress-up clothes, games, books, and activities, print shop, blacksmith shop, a carousel (merry-go-round) to ride on and so much more! Pack a lunch and spend the day! Free parking.


Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT - great hands on exhibits throughout and water fun outside (bring a bathing suit or wear one under your clothes) along with trails to walk... so it's fun on a rainy or sunny day! Adults $10, kids 2-17 $8. Pack a lunch and have fun! http://www.montshire.org/ Free parking.



VT Mountaineers Baseball Local family fun at a good price!!

Buy your tickets thru the Berlin Elementary PTNA and The Mountaineers will donate ½ the ticket cost to our Fundraising efforts.

Tickets are $4 each and are good for ANY regular season game.

Contact Trudy Marineau at 229-4030 or Donna Barr at 224-6575. Tickets will be sold all thru the season.


U-32 SPORTS CAMPS opportunities for upper elementary grade levels:

Raider Girls' Basketball Camp for students entering grades 4-7 July 20th-24th 10am-12noon, (gr 8-11 12:30-2:30) contact Mark Mooney, Camp Director 676 Upper Road, East Calais, VT 05650 $90 (family discount available)

Raider Boys' Basketball Camp for students entering grades 4-7 July 13-17 1pm-3pm, (gr 8-11 3-5pm) contact Dan Gandin, Camp Director 229-6175 $90 ($80 ea. if more than one in family)

Raider Boys' & Girls' Soccer Camp students entering grades 5-7 June 29- July 2nd 9am - 12pm, (gr 8-10 July 27-30) contact Emmanuel Riby Williams 26 LaGue Lane, Barre, VT 05641 $85 (or $120 for family of two)

Raider Boys' Lacrosse Camp July 20-24 students entering grades 7-8 9:30-11:30am, (gr 9-11 12pm-2pm) contact Judd Levine, Camp Director 426-3051 $90 (family discount of $80 per player available)

**** and in South Burlington ****

VT All-Star Football Camps for players 5th - 12th grade July 27-31 South Burlington HS M-Th 5:30-8:45 and Friday 5:30-8pm. $$ http://www.vtfooballcamps.com Questions: 229-9653


Please continue to collect Box Tops coupons and Campbell's UPC codes over the summer as these are on going collection programs. If you should have questions, please contact Julie Pryce-Kelley, 223-1590.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION - Box Tops coupons can be found on hundreds of food and paper products that we buy. Some companies include General Mills, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Hamburger Helper, Nature Valley, Huggies, Ziploc, Hefty, Scott, Kleenex, Cottonelle and many others. Each coupon is worth 10 cents and when redeemed, we receive a check from General Mills. Please look for the pink Box Top coupons! For an entire list of eligible products, please see http://www.boxtops4education.com

CAMPBELL'S LABELS FOR EDUCATION - With this program, the portion of the label that is essential in the entire UPC code. Some are worth 1 point and some are worth 5 points. (If there is any doubt regarding what to submit, please send in the entire label). In addition to Campbell's soups and products, eligible UPCs can be found on products such as SpaghettiO's, Swanson broth, Prego sauces, Franco American items and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, cookies, crackers and breads. For V8 juices, please submit the cap. The UPCs, caps and bonus coupons are submitted to Campbells and the value is used to purchase school merchandise. For an entire list of eligible products, please see http://www.labelsforeducation.com

Bottled Water slide show: http://domino-11.prominic.com/A55971/mnwo/mnwomain.nsf/0/cfbd7ac1428dd980852575a70059ffb4/$FILE/Bottled%20Water.pps#20


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