The Greensboro Association is soliciting digital images of artwork that contain themes or subjects from Greensboro, the Northeast Kingdom, and/or Vermont. One image will be chosen to be featured as the cover of the 2022-23 Greensboro Association member directory published in May 2022.
The Greensboro Association publishes a directory of members every two years. This directory is available at Willey’s Store, and is purchased by a wide number of local and seasonal residents.
WHAT ART CAN BE ENTERED?
- Types of artwork can include: paintings, drawings, graphic or digital design, or photographs.
- We accept submissions containing themes or subjects which focus on Greensboro, the Northeast Kingdom, and/or Vermont
- The art must be a unique creative work of the entrant, and not violate any copyright, intellectual property, or other laws or norms.
- We consider ONLY pre-existing works in black and white or color. Black and white images are preferred.
- Our cover dimensions are 5.25 width by 8 height in inches (note that images can be scaled down to a similar ratio).
- We accept existing art, not proposals.
- We only accept JPG files for submissions.
- The artist owns their artwork–we only license the artwork for the front cover of the directory. The directory cover may be included on our website.
- We do not pay for the use of the artwork, but we include the artists name and a description of the artwork on the inside front cover of the directory.
WHO CAN ENTER?
- We accept submissions from all sources. Preference is given to members of the Greensboro Association and local Greensboro and area artists,
- Artwork by individuals age 11 and over. Artists under age 18 must have their parent or guardians permission to enter.
HOW CAN YOU SUBMIT YOUR WORK?
- Submission deadline is APRIL 1, 2022 at 5:00pm.
- Submissions must be sent via email to [email protected].
- Each submission must include the artists name, telephone number, email address, physical address, name of the artwork, and description of the artwork in the body of the email.
- Each submission must include a print-ready .jpg attachment of the image to be considered.
Aquatic Invasive Species both plant and animal are an ever-growing threat to all lakes, ponds, and waterways in Vermont. This virtual meeting is designed to help organizations and individuals learn how to get a program off the ground.
A group of local townspeople are involved in The Hazen Bell Community Project, an effort to recondition and install a bell at the local Hazen Union School in memory of a student, Finn Rooney. This effort has been launched to realize the dream of many in the community who fondly remember the bell at Hardwick Academy, the school which preceded Hazen Union. Hazen Union School has been the High School for Greensboro and other area students since 1970. Before his tragic death, Finn had proposed restoring a working bell to the greater Hardwick Community whose purpose would be to inform, to celebrate, to unify, and to heal, just as the beloved bell once did so many years ago.
The bell has been gifted to the project by the Town of Greensboro after it was found in the basement of the Town Hall, the former Greensboro High School which closed in 1968. The bell is being restored by volunteers in Craftsbury; a local architect has drawn up plans for a bell tower to be placed near the Hazen gym; lumber is being donated by a local mill. Many individuals throughout Hardwick, Craftsbury and Greensboro have been involved in the project, and plans are in place to have the bell tower built and the bell installed this Spring in time for the bell to ring in celebration at Graduation on June 11.
For further information and for ways to help, here are some links. Thanks to Kim Greaves, Greensboro Town Clerk, for making us aware of this heartwarming and worthwhile project.
The Hazen Bell GoFundMe effort, set up by Sara Tewksbury, a Hardwick Kiwanis Club member.
The Greensboro Selectboard will host a hearing on Monday, December 6, at 6:30 pm to hear public comments on proposed amendments to the Greensboro zoning bylaw. This meeting will be held at Fellowship Hall, United Church of Christ, and via ZOOM at the link below. The proposed amendments are to address:
- Short-Term Rentals,
- the Shoreland Protection District,
- the Eligo Resource District,
- the Extended Village District, and
- Miscellaneous changes.
The draft containing all of the proposed four amendments is available on the Planning Commission section of the Greensboro Select Board under the Section entitled Greensboro Information.
This meeting continues the process of considering amendments to the current Zoning Bylaw. Following this meeting, the Selectboard may elect to pursue different alternatives for each proposed amendment including:
1) Adopting the amendment by vote of the Selectboard;
2) Submitting the amendment for adoption by voting members of the town at the next Town Meeting; and
3) Sending one or more amendments back to the Planning Commission for further consideration and revision based on public feedback.
Comments on each proposal may be submitted in email to the Selectboard by writing to [email protected]. Greensboro Association members who have already submitted comments to the Planning Commission are encouraged to review the revised proposals and resubmit their comments to the Selectboard for this meeting. Questions should be directed to Brett Stanciu, Greensboro Zoning Administrator at [email protected] and (802) 533-2640.
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|Greensboro AssociationNotice of Annual Meeting The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Greensboro Association will be held on Thursday, August 5th at 4:00 pm in Fellowship Hall at the United Church of Christ in Greensboro, VT. All members of the Association are invited and encouraged to attend.
The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed here.
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Beginning July 1, 2021, if you want to have the Vermont State Police respond to your security alarm during the time periods when the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is not on duty or on call, please see the following link for more information.
The Vermont State Police requires that all alarm holders within the VSP coverage area be registered with them. You need to fill out and submit a form and pay an annual fee of $50.
The Greater Greensboro Watershed Committee and the Orleans County Natural Resources Conservation District would like to invite interested Caspian Lake shoreland owners to participate in the Vermont Lake Wise Program this summer! The Lake Wise Program is a Vermont Agency of Natural Resources initiative that awards lake-friendly shoreland properties, both public and private. The program offers free technical assistance to lake shoreland owners who would like to learn more about how to make their property as lake-friendly as possible.
According to the Department of Environmental Conservation Lake Score Card for Caspian, spring total phosphorus and summer total phosphorus trends are “significantly increasing” and “highly significantly increasing” respectively. Phosphorus pollution can result in algal blooms that are harmful to animals and people, and can decrease the economic, ecological, and recreational value of the lake. Caught early, intervention may stop or slow down this trend.
Lake shoreland owners have an important role to play in reducing shoreland erosion, improving lakeshore habitat, and keeping Caspian Lake clean. If you choose to participate, Lake Wise evaluators will spend up to an hour and a half assessing each property and providing technical advice in four categories – shorefront, recreation area, driveway, and structures and septic. If the property passes in all four categories, it will receive the Lake Wise Award sign. If the property does not pass, a detailed evaluation is provided to the landowner with recommendations on how to become Lake Wise certified in the future. Lake Wise is a voluntary program, and the recommendations are suggested, not mandated. Common recommendations include rain gardens, water bars, establishing no-mow zones, planting lakeshore vegetation, and establishing pathways.
If you are interested in a free assessment this summer, please contact Emily Finnegan at the Orleans County Natural Resources Conservation District – [email protected] or 802-624-7022. For more information about the Lake Wise program, please see the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation website – https://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/lakes-ponds/lakeshores-lake-wise.
An example evaluation form is also available here – https://dec.vermont.gov/sites/dec/files/wsm/lakes/Lakewise/docs/lp_evaluationforms.pdf.
Finally, the DEC Lake Scorecards can be found here – https://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/lakes-ponds/data-maps/scorecard.
- After its June 2, 2021 public hearing, and after considering the comments made at that hearing, the GPC may make changes to the proposed amendments to the Greensboro Zoning Bylaw and then submit those amendments to the Select Board. However, if the GPC makes significant changes to the proposed amendments, then the GPC will likely hold another public hearing thereon (warned at least two weeks in advance) before submitting the amendments to the Select Board.
- Before the Select Board votes to approve the amendments, the Select Board will hold a public hearing thereon (warned at least two weeks in advance) to gather public input.
- After that public hearing, if the Select Board votes to make significant changes to the amendments, then the Select Board will submit those changes to the GPC, which would then hold another public hearing thereon (warned at least two weeks in advance). If the GPC then approves those proposed changes, it would then forward the amendments to the Select Board, which would hold a public hearing thereon (warned at least two weeks in advance) before approving them.
- Once approved by the Select Board, the proposed amendments will likely be submitted to a Town vote.
Following the March meeting of the Greensboro Selectboard, it was announced that the Town of Greensboro has decided to sign a one-year contract with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department. This effectively moves general law enforcement services for Greensboro from the Hardwick Police Department to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Jennifer Harlow and her deputies beginning July 1, 2021.
As stated by Peter Romans, Chair of the Selectboard, “this decision came after four months of careful deliberation over the contract terms and conditions. It is in no way a condemnation of the quality of service we received from the Hardwick Police Department and we thank them for their work over the years.”
Numerous meetings and interviews were conducted before a final decision was reached. All Selectboard members were unanimous in the decision that the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department was the best candidate to provide police services for the town. The one-year contract represents a cost savings of more than $77,000, and allows the Selectboard to monitor and receive feedback on quality of police services during and after the transition. The previous contract with Hardwick was for a three year period.
Join us at 7 pm ONLINE for a Premiere Performance, brought to you by our own Greensboro Kids, produced by Kyle Gray. Tune in at 7 pm to TinyURL.com/GFLKids. This 30-minute show is free and open to the public- both near and far! Donations to the library will support youth programs. To Kyle and the Greensboro Kids- THANK YOU! To those who are able to tune in at 7 PM- ENJOY!
The Greensboro Planning Commission (GPC) is scheduled to hold its next regular monthly business meeting on Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes discussion of the Short Term Rental bylaw proposal and the Extended Village Zoning District bylaw proposal. A new draft of the Short Term Rental bylaw was posted on the GPC page on the Town Website on February 4, 2021 under the heading GPC Supplemental Documents for Feb. 10, 2021.
The Zoom link for the February 10 meeting is posted on the GPC page on the Town Website https://www.greensborovt.org/planning-commission/ under the heading GPC Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 2021. Although this is a public meeting, which any interested member of the public may observe, it is not a formal public hearing regarding the foregoing two zoning proposals or any other zoning proposal.
The GPC has not scheduled or warned a formal public hearing on any of its current zoning proposals, and the Greensboro Association will post a notice thereof whenever the GPC does so.
Drafts of the proposed bylaws are posted on the GPC page under the following three headings: (i) GPC Supplemental Documents for Feb. 10, 2021; (ii) GPC Supplemental documents for Jan. 13, 2021; and (iii) GPC Supplemental Documents for Meetings, 2020-2021.
Any member of the public who wishes to submit comments about these zoning proposals should send an email to [email protected] Public comments on all current zoning proposals (i.e., the Shoreland Protection District, Eligo Lake Resource District, Short Term Rental, and Extended Village District zoning proposals) have been published at the above GPC website page under the subheading Public Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to the Greensboro Zoning Bylaws.
Tuesday, Jan. 19th at 6:30pm.
With holidays approaching and COVID cases rising in Vermont and nationwide, the State of Vermont has issued a mandatory quarantine for anyone traveling into or returning to Vermont.
Governor Scott notes that universal quarantine is particularly critical to observe as we approach the holiday season, as travel and indoor gatherings central to the season are the two biggest contributors to the spread of COVID 19.
The State discourages non-essential travel, and is advocating for virtual holiday celebrations.
Quarantine is defined as 14 days on one’s own property. If you haven’t had any symptoms of COVID-19, you may also have the option to seek a PCR test on or after Day 7 to end quarantine early with a negative result.
Locally, this means Willey’s and area stores, library and post offices are OFF LIMITS to anyone in quarantine. The Greensboro Stannard Emergency Response Team will reinstitute the delivery system so successful previously in helping people get supplies and meet needs.
Please note that according to the State Department of Health, the only reliable test is the PCR test, given 5-7 days after exposure, NOT the COVID rapid test. PCR tests are available locally at Kinney Drug in Morrisville and area pop up sites (more information to be provided as these are established). Copley Hospital will also administer tests, but only with a doctor’s order. Turn around time is generally 2-3 days. Any tests taken before arrival in Vermont at this time are not valid reasons to avoid quarantine.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Vermont State Department of Health link provided here:
Just a couple days into Greensboro’s first snowfall, its hard to believe so many of us were so recently strolling up and down Breezy Avenue in a variety of colorful costumes, trick or treating at well decorated locations along the way. Spirits were high, and buoyed by live music, roving artists, and the creativity of neighbors, many gathered on the Village Green to have their fortunes told, then spilled into Fellowship Hall for hot drinks, grilled cheese sandwiches, and a bit of community warmth.
Many thanks to Modern Times Theatre for their organizational skills and vision, along with support from the Greensboro United Church, Greensboro Free Library, Highland Center for the Arts, WonderArts, Spark, Circus Smirkus, Bread and Puppet Theatre, Hazen Union Arts Academy and the Greensboro Association.
This was one event where masks, while required, were definitely part of the fun!
The Stewards of the Greensboro Watershed and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation held a virtual public meeting on August 24 to discuss water quality trends in Vermont’s water bodies in the Greensboro Watershed, including Caspian Lake, Lake Elligo, and Long Pond, and discuss opportunities to increase protection of these high-quality waters. The recording of this meeting is available here:
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