Tuesday, June 19, 2012
News to Know June 19th
Sent by Corinne Stridsberg and also posted at http://socialenergy.blogspot.com
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Included below please find:
STORY TIME AT
AT BERLIN ELEM.
CIRCUS SMIRKUS AUGUST 15 & 16
KELLOGG-HUBBARD LIBRARY STORY TIME COMES TOBooks, music, songs for kids of all ages! Join us for a special summer story time on Wednesday, June 20th, at at the Fire Station in
Remember, because of the continued financial support from the town on Town Meeting Day, all
***CIRCUS SMIRKUS under the big tent in
SHELBURNE MUSEUM - have I mentioned recently that Vermonters get half price admission? Always fun to explore, never enough time to see it all. Love to ride the jitney back to the entrance when we're so tired. Always want to go on the Ti and watch the movie about it being moved to the museum grounds even though I own a copy of it now and have seen it lots of times. Can't wait to bring William to Owl Cottage where there is old fashioned dress-up stuff, books, games and art activities and to go on the carousel over by the circus barn. I just noticed that on Thursdays in the summer they are open until , most days it's and Sundays it's a delayed noontime opening. At half price that makes it $10 per adult, $5 per child and there family day passes (2 adults and their 2 children) for $25. complete details at: http://shelburnemuseum.org/visit/planning-your-visit/hours-and-admission/
WILLIAMSTOWN — Lotus Lake, a family-owned day camp in Williamstown, will celebrate 60 years of summer camp July 6 and 7 with an awards ceremony, old photos, many activities and a picnic.
Alumni and friends are invited to camp at July 6 for the awards ceremony and from to for camp activities and a BYO picnic supper. On July 7 the celebration will continue from to with camp activities, old photos, lunch and a sing-along. Camp activities will include swimming, hiking, tennis and games, so participants should dress appropriately. Please RSVP to 433-5451 or 793-4895.
Starting with five campers in 1952 on the site of the former Lotus Lake Farm, this central
Martin’s daughter Dorothy and her husband, John Milne — one of the first campers — took over the camp in 1968, after Martin’s sudden death and have run it since, with help from his other daughter, Becky Watson, and her daughter Beth Allen.
The camp has grown to about 160 campers each week for the eight-week season, with many staffers who began as campers and are now teachers, as well as college students and some high school students who trained with Beth Allen as counselors in training. The camp is at 4785 Route 14.
NEW RESTRICTION PROTECTS BERLIN POND BASS
BERLIN — Largemouth and smallmouth bass in Berlin Pond will be protected by a new catch-and-release “Test Water” designation being adopted by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
A recent Vermont Supreme Court decision regarding Berlin Pond clarified that fishing is currently allowed on the pond, after being restricted for decades. Much of the shoreline around the pond is posted against trespass, so would-be anglers must access the pond only where allowed.
Studies of unexploited fish populations, like those in Berlin Pond, suggest these populations often have a high proportion of old, slow-growing fish which are very vulnerable to angling when opened to fishing.
“Research from other states indicates that when bass populations are open to fishing for the first time, quality sized bass can be quickly reduced,” said State Fisheries Biologist Rich Kirn. “It is our goal to maintain a quality bass fishery in Berlin Pond for the long-term. To do that, we will need time to study its fish population and newly developing fishery. The temporary catch-and-release designation will provide the time we need to do this while still allowing anglers to enjoy catching this popular sportfish.”
Based on fisheries surveys done on Berlin Pond by Fish & Wildlife in 1979 and 1995, the pond contains largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, and brown bullhead. According to a 2010 Vermont Angler Survey largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are among the top five most-popular fish species sought by
Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry has signed the test water designation which takes effect on June 15, six days after the opening of bass season on June 9.
“Unfortunately, the reporting requirements for the Test Water designation did not allow us to have the regulation in effect for opening day. We encourage anglers to limit their harvest during this time until our biologists have the time to better understand the bass population,” says
The Berlin Pond Test Water Restriction will remain in effect until
***BERLIN WATER SYSTEM IN LIMBO (pub
By David Delcore, Staff Writer Times Argus
Five years and nearly $300,000 later Willard told board members that the committee’s preferred option – relying on a series of groundwater wells that were developed at the town’s expense – is now Plan B. Plan A is to purchase water from neighboring Montpelier – an alternative that was once considered prohibitively expensive and is currently in limbo.
Willard said the decision to try and do business with
According to Willard, hospital officials “agreed in writing” to participate in the
However, Willard said hospital officials subsequently expressed some reservation about shifting from filtered surface water that
For the complete story, see Wednesday’s Times Argus.