Submitted by Peter J. LaBelle
The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association announced that the annual summer music series on the Proctorsville Green will be held again this year on Wednesday nights in July and August. All concerts are free and open to the public and will start at 6:00 p.m., so grab your lawn chair and a cold drink, and join your friends and neighbors to enjoy plenty of rollicking good music from the gazebo.
The lineup will begin on July 13th with the legendary Chris Kleeman and will continue on July 20th with the sounds of Union Street. On July 27th Rick Reddington will play, then on August 3rd the always popular Gypsy Reel will appear, and capping the summer series on August 10th will be the sounds of Rutland’s own Voodoo Alien Blues Band.
The summer concert series has a long history in Proctorsville and many area residents reserve Wednesday evenings to listen to the live music. This is the second year that CCCA has taken on the task of coordinating the events and they are happy to continue the tradition. As always, the concerts will be held rain or shine, and will move to the Cavendish town elementary school just down the street in case of inclement weather. If you would like to help CCCA would like to hear from you. Call Robin at 226-7736 to volunteer or for more information on the concerts.
The summary schedule is:
July 13th – Chris Kleeman
July 20th – Union Street
July 27th – Rick Redington
August 3 – Gypsy Reel
August 10 – Voodoo Alien Blues Band
Submitted by Okemo Mtn Resort
The ladies were back in action as the Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies’ League took to the links Wednesday evening, June 29. The format was a team-of-two best for the A and B players, and a team-of-two scramble for the C and D players. Grabbing the top spot this week was The Ornament Emporium team. Pam Cruickshank, Pat Roelants, Jeanette Conderino and Pam Bruno combined for a score of 86. First Line Security took second with Marilyn Reed, Martha Damone, Joan Kattalia and Pam Plumb combining to shoot an 86. Third place went to Ludlow Insurance. Sue Horsman, Mary Lou Shaw, Anne Matulonis and Nancy Timmerman shot an 87. Closest to the pin winners were Sue Horsman on the 4th hole, and Peg C. Margiotta on the 8th hole.
1st The Ornament Emporium score 86/ 15 points
2nd First Line Security score 86/ 14 points
3rd Ludlow Insurance score 87/13 points
4th M&M Excavating score 87/ 12 points
5th Coldwell Banker/Watson Realty score 87/ 11 points
6th Bovine Bookkeeping score 87/ 10 points
7th RVCCC score 88/ 9 points
8th Tom’s Loft score 90/ 8 points
9th Knight’s Tubs score 91/ 7 points
10th ID3 Designs score 92/ 6 points
1st The Ornament Emporium 69 points
2nd M&M Excavating 58 points
3rd Bovine Bookkeeping 57 points
4th RVCCC 56 points
5th Coldwell Banker/Watson Realty 54 points
6th Ludlow Insurance 52 points
7th Knight’s Tubs 51 points
8th First Line Security 46 points
9th Tom’s Loft 45 points
10th ID3 Designs 43 points
Submitted by Okemo Mtn Resort
On Friday, June 24, Tyler Hill, of Newton, Mass., made a hole-in-one at Okemo Valley Golf Club. Hill aced the 14th hole, from the green tee 205 yards away from the hole, using his three wood. Chris Lesky witnessed the amazing feat.
Hill’s name will be engraved on a hole-in-one plaque, that hangs inside the Okemo Valley Golf Club clubhouse, to honor the fortunate few who have had the exhilarating experience of making a hole-in-one at OVGC.
Submitted by Okemo Mtn Resort
The Men’s League at Okemo Valley Golf Club has passed the halfway mark in the season. As temperatures rise and summer progresses, the race for the top spot becomes tighter. Grabbing the glory for the first time this season was M&M Excavating. Mark Kattalia, Mike O’Neil, Jack Hurley and Jim Wallis combined to win 22 holes. Second place went to UBS Rutland. Jack Collins, Herb Eddy, Larry Plumb and Tom Harris combined to win 22 holes. Ludlow Insurance took third place with Ron Bixby, Charlie Dickerman, Bob Carboneau and John Boehrer winning 20 ½ holes. Closest to the pin winners were Randy Nowak on the 4th hole and JP Rousse on the 8th hole.
1st M&M Excavating 22 holes won/ 15 points
2nd UBS Rutland 22 holes won/ 13 points
3rd Ludlow Insurance 20 ½ holes won/ 11 points
4th Tom’s Loft 19 ½ holes won/ 10 points
5th Honey Dew Man 19 ½ holes won/ 9 points
6th Green Mountain Appraisals 18 ½ holes won/ 8 points
7th First Line Security 17 ½ holes won/ 7 points
8th Built Rite MFG. 16 ½ holes won/ 6 points
9th Stryhas Builders 16 ½ holes won/ 5 points
10th ID3 Designs 15 ½ holes won/ 4 points
11th UBS Chester 14 holes won/ 3 points
12th Diamond Realty 14 holes won/ 2 points
1st Honey Dew Man 77 points
2nd Green Mountain Appraisals 72 points
3rd Built Rite MFG. 60 points
4th ID3 Designs 60 points
5th Diamond Realty 58 points
6th First Line Security 50 points
7th UBS Rutland 49 points
8th Ludlow Insurance 47 points
9th Stryhas Builders 47 points
10th UBS Chester 45 points
11th The Loft 45 points
12th M&M Excavating 41 points
Submitted by Laurie Marechaux Photo by Donald Dill
What are you doing this summer? We offer classes for beginners to advanced students in Fine Art, Basketry, Jewelry, Decorative Painting and more. Try your hand at Woodcarving, or Stained Glass. We also offer the finest Fiber Arts classes including Weaving, Felting, Shaker Rug Making, Punch Needle Rug Hooking to name a few. Quilting is all the rage these days so take a look at our fine classes. We also offer classes for Young Artists ages 7-17, these very popular day camps fill up fast so don’t hesitate to register.
Our instructors come form all over the Country, many of them have written books on there area of expertise and produced DVD’s, and have also appeared on television. Take time to look at tour website at http://www.fletcher farm.org or stop in to pick up a catalog.
For more information stop in to meet us or call 802-228-8770.
Students do not need any prior skills to join any of our classes. All ages are welcome and please feel free to call if you would like to participate as a Parent and Child we will offer special pricing for you and your youngster! Group inquires welcome.
View all of our course offerings at www.fletcherfarm.org. Please call 802-228-8770 for a free course flyer or info on tuition pricing. Please plan ahead so as to insure space availability in the course of your choice. One-on-one instruction is always emphasized in all of our classes. If you are a Ludlow, Cavendish or Proctorsville resident (age 7 & up) you are entitled to 50% off one class per calendar year. Register online or for a copy of our fall flyer call 802-228-8770.
When one thinks of Butch Cassidy and partner, the Sundance Kid, it is usually involves guns, bank robberies, or jumping off cliffs. However, the above photo displays the "rough and tough" western characters in a much more refined pose. Actually it's a photo of Kathleen Ross and Robert Redford, standing, with Paul Newman, hat properly displayed across his chest, seated in the roles they play in the classic western, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) will be featuring this film on Thursday, July 7 at 7 PM at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. The film, winner of many awards, is part of FOLA's "1st Thurday" film program. Per FOLA policy, these films are free and open to everyone; donations are appreciated to cover the cost of the film and equipment usage. Incidentally, as formal as the above photograph is, you may still note that Redford, as the Sundance Kid, still carries his guns in ready condition. One of the interesting things about the Sundance Kid is how he got that name. Apparently, in his teens, he was arrested in Sundance, Wyoming. There after, since no one knew his real name, he was referred to as "the kid from Sundance". At any rate, it is a delightful twist on the conventional western plot line with an ending that some still claim was not the real ending of this pair of fancy desperados. For information, call 228-7239.
Submitted by Joann Milza
The Third Thursday program of the Friends of the Library in Ludlow will take place on Thursday evening July 21st at 7pm. We are very pleased to announce that the program will feature a long time resident of Andover, Thomas Brooks. Mr. Brooks whose family was originally from Middlebury has spent much time in Weston and Andover having come to the area as a child. Mr. Brooks was a rifleman in the 10th Mountain Division and fought in 1943-1945 in northern Italy. After the war, he attended Harvard University and became an author of six books, primarily on business and labor history. He has also written for Commentary, The New York Times Magazine, New York and many other publications.
Mr. Brooks will discuss his book "North of Rome, 1944-1945" whose foreward was written by Senator Robert Dole who also fought in this theater of war. After the invasion of France, the Allied armies in Italy found themselves in a forgottten war theater. Until now their eleven month saga of bitter conflict and gallant sacrifice has been ignored. The fall of Rome did not end the campaign. Although the press was no longer paying attention to the action north of Rome, the continue Allied offensive met a fierce German resistance.Their record of courage and sacrifice is described in this long overdue, comprehensive, fascinating account.
Please join us for this enlightening evening. Please use the rear entrance where there is a ramp outside and an elevator inside. For further information, please call 672-4041.
Submitted by LPC-TV
LPCTV will be holding its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 30 at 7PM. All community members are invited to attend. We will meet at LPCTV, behind Black River High School (43 Main St. in Ludlow), and walk over to the Ludlow Community Center.
There will be a brief business meeting which will include:
- elections for Board of Directors
- vote on new budget (GY12)
- "state-of-the-station" report
We will then walk over next door to the future home of LPCTV to tour the facility and show off our plans.
Refreshments & snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by calling 228-8808 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting for the Board of Directors is now open. You can vote now by printing out the attached ballot. Instructions are provided on the ballot for voting & submitting.
This is an exciting time for LPCTV, as we prepare to move from the little studio in the Ludlow Elementary School into a state-of-the-art media center. Work on the new facility is expected to start next month. We will also be celebrating our 10th anniversary later this summer with a BBQ and tour of the work-in-progress. Your support goes a long way.
If you have not done so already, visit our new website "splash page", featuring news & information on our capital campaign- www.lpctv.org.