Ice Out on Caspian Lake was declared as Saturday, April 27, 2013, three days later than the long term average of April 24. Thanks to Andy Dales for this update!
Ice Shanties had to be removed in haste from Caspian in March during a break in the cold weather when the lake began to thaw. One truck went through the ice near the Public Beach. The truck was subsequently winched out, and fortunately no one was injured.
We’d love to hear any details of good catches during this season.
By a vote of 123 to 34, the $920,000 bond to build the new Firehouse at the corner of Breezy Avenue and Hardwick Street was approved at the 2013 Greensboro Town Meeting. The new site is directly across from the Ball field at the Four Corners and will replace the current 1800’s vintage Firehouse on Breezy Avenue.
The approval is the culmination of a 4 year process following the purchase of land from the Hurst estate and a subsequent swap with the Mountain View Country Club for the land at the 4 corners. Numerous information sessions have been held over the past year to answer questions and gain response to the firehouse design. As a result, very little discussion regarding the plan occurred at Town Meeting.
The new building will provide space for the existing equipment plus one additional bay for a potential addition. It is a one story building designed to blend into the landscape in a similar way to a barn. The new building will include bathrooms (which were not in the old firehouse). It will be served by a water line extension from the existing Municipal Water District #1 system – the cost of the extension is included in the Bond amount.
The best estimate is that the new firehouse will cost property tax payers an additional $24.50 per $100,000 assessed value per year for the life of the bond (20 years).
Thank you for your interest in the run on Saturday. Click on the links below for the results. A disclaimer, though, “We did the best we could recording results of the many runners that showed up and we apologize for any result errors. Thank you for your support of a fun community event and come back next year when we will have finish line kinks worked out!”
The Sky Lantern launch on Caspian was memorable, beautiful, and well attended. Lanterns went up from many points around the lake, but the majority were launched from the Public Beach. A fleet of floating lanterns were also launched from the North End of the lake, creating a beautiful tableau. For photos go to https://www.facebook.com/events/445491785470864/
If you find a lantern, Willey’s will take it back and give you a 25 cent bounty!
The town of Greensboro has issued a boil order for local water users. Residents on town water should boil tap water before drinking as of June 21, 2012. This order is in effect until further notice. Further updates will be posted at Willey’s.
Water levels in the Town reservoir have been declining during June as seasonal property owners return to Greensboro and new leaks in the decades old piping system are identified and fixed. The entire water supply system is scheduled to be repaired and replaced in the fall/spring of 2012/2013.
Boil water orders have been issued periodically in Greensboro over the years when heavy demand coincides with low reservoir levels – Property owners and visitors are asked to reduce their water consumption as much as possible during this period of time.
The highly successful swim program at Caspian Lake returns! There will be two consecutive one-week sessions for children of all abilities July 9 – 20 at the Caspian Lake Public Beach taught by American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. Classes will be held at 10:00-10:45 am and 11:00-11:45am. Pupils must be at least 4 years old and live or rent in Greensboro, Craftsbury or Stannard.
Please call Lorelei Wheeler at 533-2384 to pre-register for swim lessons this summer or pick up forms after June 17th at the Greensboro Free Library. The Willey’s Store of the Greensboro Post Office. Please remember this program operates solely through an appropriation from the Association and depends on donations.
Circus Smirkus is continuing their tradition of bringing joy and magic to towns all over New England and New York in 2012! The 2012 show theme is “Topsy Turvy Time Travel!” where audiences will hop aboard the circus-powered Time Machine and explore endless eons of fractured fun throughout history and beyond! For information about Smirkus and the Big Top Tour, go to the website.
As always, the season will commence in Greensboro on July 1, 2012, with a 2:00pm and 7:00pm show – and will end its tour on August 18 and 19 with shows at 2:00pm and 7:00pm both days. All performances are at the Circus Barn on Circus Road (off Craftsbury Road north of Greensboro). Tickets are available online for all shows.
LA Times: Vermont Travel
Wallace Stegner is known for his depictions of the American West, but he spent summers contemplating and writing in neighborly Greensboro.
By Mike Ives, Special to the Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2012
Greensboro, Vt. ——
Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it’s understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author. Read more
The Hardwick Area Community Coalition (https://haccprevention.com/) is sponsoring a discussion on Underage Drinking Issues and Trends on March 28 at Hazen Union High School at 6pm. The overall purpose is for the community to learn more about what our children are facing. Topics will include the scope of the problem, what parents say about underage drinking, the number of alcohol highway deaths, statistics about teens riding with a drunken or a stoned driver and teens driving impaired, and trends in youth drinking in the U.S. and specifically in Vermont. Other topics will include what teens drink, where they get it, drinking in the US compared to other countries, 2011 Youth Risk Behaviour Statistics, and a update on the tobacco and alcohol industry, including hot new marketing of alcohol products, internet purchasing of alcohol, and new products (alco-pops, energy drinks, 4 Loko, etc.) The evening will end with a discussion of some possible solutions and national and local efforts.
Come join the fun at Craftsbury Community Care Center’s annual Sugar on Snow Party on Saturday, March 31st , 2 to 4 PM. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. In addition to fabulous maple syrup over fresh snow, there will be a Chinese auction of delicious baked goods. This year’s raffle features a beautiful handcrafted walnut and cherry mirror, a framed Vermont country photograph, and a hand-quilted hen and basket of eggs made by the CCCC Knit Wits.
The number of huts on the ice of Caspian Lake shows that ice fishing season is well underway. On January 28, 2012, Chris Bissell from West Danville caught a 15″ long, 1 lb 14ounce perch at 10am in the morning. The girth on the fish was close to 12″! For further information, log into the Master Angler section of the Vt fishing and wildlife website. (A picture in included for all those who might otherwise believe this is a fishy story).
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