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Caring and Sharing MakesChristmas Special for LocalFamilies72 food boxes and 80 fruit baskets were made and delivered to veryappreciative recipients this Christmas season. Families with children alsoreceived a nice bag of toys that were collected through Toys for Kids ofVermont and other local organizations.The dedicated organizers of Caring and Sharing would like to thank thefollowing area businesses and organizations for their help and supportwithout which this program would not be possible: A&B Beverage,Allenholm Farm, Allen’s Garage, Eagle Camp, Franklin/ Grand Isle UnitedWay, Geer Sound, Hackett’s Orchard, Island Excavating, Island Realty,Andrea M. ChampagneAndrea M. ChampagneReal Estate Broker372-4500You brought 4 p’s tothe table!(perception, patience,passion, andperformance).You and your teamare a credit to the realestate industry!- Rick and Mimi3 Bedroom Year-Round!North Hero-Direct, lakefront home with easy andgradual slope to water’s edge! Magnificent sunsets!Partially finished full basement. Offered at $299,900Keeler Bay Variety, NutFree Chocolate,Shore Acres, SilverBy Tish, South HeroCongregational ChurchLadies Aid and TheGreen Frog Gift Shop.Also a big thankyou to the countlessvolunteers who wrap,pack and deliver foodand toys to their lessfortunate neighbors.THE NATIVEISLANDERExperienceIntegrityProfessionalSWANTON - $43,900Nice well kept newer trailer. Open floorplan, two new decks. Fenced in privateback yard. Perennials. Paved drive. Parkapproval required. Some dogs allowed.ALBURGH - $264,90061 acres at end of private road, a countryhome that you’ve always dreamed of.Hiking trails &nature abound! Includesheated detached workshop.Carol RacineREALTOR/Broker, GRIRE/MAX North ProfessionalsCall me today!OFFICE: 861-6294HOME: 372-8825email: Carol.Racine@remax.netThe Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 1HIGHGATE - $169,9003bd/2 bath home with many upgrades.Remodeled kit. 2 car garage w/2nd floorstorage, attached 10x26 wood shed.Lots of extras, and a Motivated seller!ALBURGH - $269,900Lifetime opportunity knocks w/this spacious,vintage 6 bedroom farm housewith 225’ of direct lakefront. 40’x50’ barnincluded.ALBURGH - $179,900Designed to enjoy the lake w/friends &family. 100’ of lake frontage. Concrete boatramp. Open floor plan, fully insulated, heated& can be enjoyed anytime of the year.ALBURGH - $285,00075’ direct Lake Champlain frontage.Westerly exposure with wall of windowsto capture the fabulous sunsets. Perfectfor entertaining large groups on the lake.Interested In SavingMoney On YourHomeowners Insurance?Now it's possible with our newPreferred Plus Homeownerspolicy. It combines maximumsavings with high qualityprotection for qualifying homes.Here is what we are offering:• Savings up to 30%•A free, no obligation, review ofyour present Homeownersinsurance program.•A Vermont based company andthe 4th largest insurer of homes in the state.• Our own claims staff. Unlike most other insurance companies we have our own adjusters.This means you receive fast and fair claims settlement.•Agents who make "house calls" at your convenience.Interested? Call TodayKinney Insurance AgencyRt. 2, South Hero, Vt. (802)372-8804Lovely Summer Home on the Beach!Alburgh- Enjoy magnificent sunsets over100’ of direct lake front from your great roomand front porch! Offered at $229,000Incredible Panoramic Views!South Hero-Views of the Lake and Mtns from all 3levels of this hilltop contemporary! 10 acres, privatetennis court, & water access! Offered at $525,000Contemporary Beach Front Home!Isle La Motte-Soaring ceilings and a wall ofglass facing the sunsets. 100’ of owned LakeChamplain beach front! Offered at $380,000Lovely Hillside Ranch!South Hero- Picture-perfect views of the mountainsand a peek of Lake Champlain! One-floor living andonly 20 minutes to Burlington! Offered at $399,900Patti LaBountyReal Estate ProfessionalNorth Hero, VTGilbert BohannonReal Estate ProfessionalLee B. TaylorReal Estate ProfessionalSouth Burlington, VTHere’s What People Are Saying About Andrea M. Champagne:Andrea and her team work long, hard, and creativelyto get the job done. Any problem that popped upalong the way was “no problem!” - Anne and Marywww.andreachampagne.comandrea@andreachampagne.com372-45002Dec. Inspections DueCall Mitchel or Kasey 372.6139Route 2 & 314, South HeroClassyPotty’s“The Elegant Portable Restroom”802-928-3572Specializing in Outdoor WeddingsAvailable for all OccasionsFlushable Toilets, Hand Wash Sinksand More Luxurious AmenitiesSee Our Online Photo Gallerywww.classypotty.vpweb.comServing the ChamplainValley


The Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 2Thinking aboutBuying or Selling?Discover the Differenceand go with Mike in 2013MIKE BISHOP, REALTOROffice: 802/846-7843Cell/Text: 802/825-5527mike.bishop@lmsre.comwww.gowithmikevt.comSchool-AgedMusicians Wantedfor Island Arts JazzCombo’s New SeasonOld and newmembers arewelcome to joinTony Pietricolafor a new seasonof jazz and jazzi m p ro v i s a t i o n .Anyone who hasplayed a musicalinstrumentforone year and is ingrades 5 to 12 canparticipate for the spring twelve-week session,as part of the Flynn Arts Program, through theFlynn Theater.Participants will find themselves performingat the premier performance venue: The FlynnTheater, next April. Plus, you may be performingat the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in June of2013 among other places.Students in grades 5 to 12 need only amusical instrument, at least one year of playingexperience and a willingness to experiment.Tony will make improvisation easy and fun foranyone who tries it.So consider becoming a member or continuingon as a member of the Island Arts Jazz Combowith director Tony Pietricola. Rehearsals will beon Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 7:30, at Grand IsleSchool. Rehearsals start on Tuesday, January 15at Grand Isle School.There are two ways you can sign up. One isto contact Tony Pietricola by phone 372-5363or email: tonyvje@gmail.com or contact theFlynnArts Coordinator with any questions at802-652-4537 or flynnarts@flynncenter.org.You can also download a registration form atwww.flynncenter.org/assets/files/education/fawinspr13regform.pdf.It’s Time to StartPlanning the OpenFarm and Studio TourThere will be an Open Farm and Studio Tour kickoffmeeting at the Grand Isle Art Works gallery onWednesday, January 9 at 6:30 pm. This will be theseventh year that the island’s artists and agriculturalproducers have hosted the tour. If you are interestedin helping with this worthwhile event, this is theevent for you to attend. The Open Farm and StudioTour, affectionately called Discover The Heart of theIslands, brings hundreds of people to the islandseach year. This year’s tour will occur on the secondweekend of July, the 13th and 14th.Search LakeChamplain Islanderand share yournews, photos, andopinions with us!21 Sunset View RoadP.O. Box 212South Hero, VT 05486islander@vermontislander.comp: (802)372-5600f: (802)372-3025The Islander is published weekly and circulated in SouthHero, Grand Isle, North Hero, Isle La Motte, Alburgh, Milton,Georgia, Colchester and Swanton in Vermont, andRouses Point, Champlain, Chazy and Mooers in New York.Editor- George Fowler, Production Manager- TonyaPoutry, Graphic Artist- Tonya Poutry, Editorial Typesetter-Courtney A. Schaetz Sales Manager- Courtney A. ShaetzCirculation- Chriss Sherwin Contributors- Susan Davis- sdavisvt47@gmail.com 802-378-5282, Mary Racicot,Courtney A. Schaetz, Mary Harwood, Anita Bruley, MaryJane Fox, Lisa Arnold, Beverly Quebec & Julie Dickie.To place display advertising, contact the office at(802)372-5600 or FAX us at (802)372-3025.Office Hours are Thursday-Saturday 9:00-12:00/1:00-5:00 and Monday 9-5; Tuesday and Wednesday by appointmentor chance.Deadline for Tuesday's Paper isSaturday Noon.Website: www.lakechamplainislander.comEditorial material may be reproduced withcredit. Advertising material is the propertyof the publisher.—All Rights Reserved—Not responsible fortypographical errors.www.facebook.com/lakechamplainislanderIn This Issue...Grand Isle News.............................................................Page 3Alburgh News.................................................................Page 4New York News.............................................................Page 5South Hero News..........................................................Page 6Milton News....................................................................Page 7North Hero News.......................................................Page 10Calendar of Events....................................................Page 10Legal Notices..........................................................Page 12-13Dicker Dens...................................................................Page 14Isle La Motte ................................................................Page 14This year there is a special emphasis on theagricultural venues in Grand Isle County. Visitvineyards, farms, gardens, art studios, galleries,and farmers’ markets. Meet the artists, agriculturalproducers and their animals living and working at theedge of magnificent Lake Champlain.This tour has become one of the premier summerevents in the islands. There are over fifty artists,artisans, and small farms opening their studio doorsand swinging back the barnyard gates to showcase thevariety, creativity and hospitality of Vermont’s veryown archipelago: Grand Isle County. Join VermontFarm Tours on Saturday the 13th and participate inone of the three mapped bicycle routes that take youto many of the venues on the tour.This is a great way to get off the main road andtruly “Discover” the heart of the islands. Watchdemonstrations by potters, jewelers, painters, woodturners and fiber artists. Sample savory delights fromisland producers and chefs at the Farmer’s Marketon Saturday and at the Taste of the Islands foodcelebration held at the Grand Isle Art Works galleryon Sunday. Visit island farms and chat with the folkswho provide the fresh meats, cheeses, and producefor our local markets. See angora goats, alpacas,llamas, and sheep and get a chance to see how yarnis hand spun from these fiber animals.The Discover the Heart of the Islands: OpenFarm and Studio Tour is a great opportunity to buyitems directly from the hands of the artists in theirstudios. You can also visit fine art and craft gallerieswhere work from island artists is featured. Forthose who are more adventurous plan to get yourshoes dirty and learn how real farming happens.For more information, visit the website: www.openfarmandstudio.com.


The Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 4ANorth Hero, VT(802)372-9514at St. Joseph’s ChurchHall in Grand Isleevery Thursday at6:30p.m.with Early Birdsstarting at 6:15p.m.Nlburgh ewsLisa Arnold802.796.3325 •lisarno@gisu.orgIt’s 2013 and Facebook and beyond are fullof resolutions to start the new year off better!Weight loss and organizing ideas abound, alongwith new attitudes, better lifestyle choices andthe hope of the unknown in this bright newyear. If only we all kept this positive attitudeand followed theses plans throughout the year.I do have some resolutions of my own, but likebirthday wishes, if I tell you they may not cometrue, or you may just hold me to them if I tell you!Here’s to 365 days of new adventures, happinessand good health, and resolutions kept, no matterhow trivial. Happy New Year!BIG CHANGE ROUNDUP CHANGEBANDITVictoria Reed, daughter of Steve and RamonaReed of Alburgh, is a dedicated Change Banditfor the WOKO’s Big Change Roundup to benefitthe Vermont Children’s Hospital. Check outher page on the Big Change Roundup website.You may donate to her drive there or watch forcollecting cans in our local businesses. Let’s bandtogether in our community to help beautifulVictoria reach her goal! More details to follow.TRANSFER STATION CHANGE OFHOURSThe winter hours at the Transfer Station are:Wednesday- 8 am to 4 pm, Saturday- 8 am to 4pm and Sunday- 8 am and 4 pm.These hours will remain in effect untilDaylight Saving Time begins in April.LIBRARY NEWSBy: Gina Lewis, Library Director796-6077, alburgpl@fairpoint.netalburghpl.comPOTLUCK: Monday, January 14, at 7 pm, theReading, Writing, and Film group will meet tocelebrate the New Year with their annual PotluckDinner at the library.FOR THE KIDS: Storytime is every Tuesdaymorning, offering books, crafts and snacks forpreschoolers at 10:30 am.FRIENDS OF THE ALBURGH LIBRARY:The Friends of the library will meet Wednesday,January 9, at 6:30. The public is welcome toattend. We would love to hear your ideas of howwe could best serve our community.FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Saturday, January19, at 7 pm, the library will host Family MovieNight. The movie will be Diary of A Wimpy Kid:Dog Days. The Friends will have a concessionstand selling, popcorn, drinks, and candy.COOKBOOK: The Friends of the library arelooking for recipes. We are putting togethera cookbook to be published by this spring andwe need your help. You may submit recipes byE-mail, mail, or you may drop them off to thelibrary.SIT, KNIT AND CHAT: Wednesday nights at6:30 at the library, join the folks who like to knit,sew, embroider or quilt.AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR KIDS:Please join Miss Amy for our After SchoolProgram every Friday, from 3 to 4 pm for snacks,crafts and games. This program is free and forages 5 to 12.OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK: The library isopen on Monday- 1 to 6 pm, Tuesday- 9 am to 5pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday- 1 to 6 pmand Saturday- 10 am to 1 pm. WI-FI is availableinside and outside the library building 24/7. TheEcho Museum pass is available year-round.Academic KudosDean College recently announced thatSwanton resident Holly Conger has earneda place on the Dean’s List for the Fall 2012semester.Healthy People,Strong CommunitiesLive, work and play here-- today andtomorrow! Join Northwest Regional PlanningCommission and their partners in the HealthyPeople, Strong Communities project at ameeting in the community for refreshments anda conversation about the future of NorthwestVermont.Local input is essential to deciding what isimportant on a regional level. Your ideas will leadto action and investment in your community!The purpose of the Healthy People, StrongCommunities project is to contribute tojob growth and inspire happy, healthy andprosperous lifestyle in Franklin and GrandIsle Counties. NRPC is working with over 25community partners to plan at the regionallevel for economic development, communityhealth, bike and pedestrian safety and disasterresilience, which will result in regional strategiesthat address the link between health and socioeconomicstatus. The project will also provideover $200,000 small grants to organizations,municipalities and others to implement theFREE MEMBERSHIP TOTHE AMERICAN LEGIONPOST 60.ARE YOU FROM GRANDISLE COUNTY ORSWANTON, ON ACTIVEDUTY OR HAVE BEENDISCHARGED IN THEPAST YEAR?CALL RAY AT 796-4018AND POST 60 WILL PAYYOUR DUES.strategies.Come build on what was heard at September’sCommunity Dinner, hear what others are saying,and contribute your input. What strategies canwe use to increase economic development,create jobs and advance the economic healthand prosperity of our citizens? How can webuild opportunities for youth? What projectscan we do to increase bicycle and pedestrianoptions and improve safety? What can residentsof our communities do to reach their healthiestpotential? What can we do as individuals and ascommunities to promote public safety and beprepared for future disasters?Meetings will be held on Wednesday, January16, at 6:30 pm, at the Isle La Motte Town Hall,Tuesday, February 12, at 6:30 pm, at the GrandIsle School Library and on Monday, February 18,at 6:30 pm, at the Swanton Village Complex.


New YorkNewsMary Racicot518.297.6138 • sara@primelink1.netCHRISTMAS TREE PICKUPResidents in the Village of Rouses Point arerequested to put their Christmas trees in front oftheir property for village pickup. The last day forpickup is Friday, January 11.NCCS TO HOLD INFORMATIONALMEETINGSThe Northeastern Clinton Central SchoolDistrict will have three informational discussionmeetings to talk about the upcoming 2013-2014 school budget. The meetings will be heldat: Mooers Elementary School on Monday,January 14; Rouses Point Elementary School onWednesday, January 16 and NCCS High Schoolon Tuesday, January 22.All meetings will cover the same informationand will begin at 7 pm. Parents and communitymembers input is welcomed.VILLAGE OF CHAMPLAINDECORATING CONTEST WINNERSVillage of Champlain Christmas DecorationContest Best Overall Display award went toSimonne Monette at 33 Ashline Drive; BestDaytime display honors went to Edward Hicksof Maple Street; Best Nighttime decorationsdisplay winner was John Row at 45 Oak Street.The village was beautifully decorated thanksto everyone who took the time to decorate theirhomes during this festive season.DODGE MEMORIAL LIBRARYDid you receive an Ebook over the holidays? Orare you thinking about purchasing one? Whethera Kindle, Nook, Ipad, etc.; your questions canbe answered at the Dodge Memorial Library.A “Learn & Discuss” class on Ebooks will beoffered at the Rouses Point Memorial Libraryon Thursday, January 24 from 6 to 8 pm. Classsize is limited to ten, so please call 297-6242 toregister. This session is free.There is still time to sign up for the BasicComputer classes beginning on January 17,from 6 to 8 pm and January 18, from 10 am toNoon. Computers will be provided. Class size islimited to five and is free of charge. Registrationis required.Story time resumes on Tuesday, January 8, at10 am. Storytime will be held every Tuesday at10 am to children up to age five.Saturday, January 12 will feature a FamilyMusic Class with Alison Grovine. Children agesbirth to 4 years and parents/adults are welcometo join in for an hour of music, singing anddancing. The cost is $5 per child.Knitters and crocheters are welcome to jointhe Wednesday night group from 6 to 7:30 pm toshare projects, ideas and know-how.Watch for more computer classes and Ebookclasses in February. Also featured in Februarywill be school vacation events for the children.COLLEGE NOTESAlyssa Ann Menard, has been named to theDean’s List for the spring 2012 semester at SUNYFredonia.Alyssa did a spring semester internship atDisney World in Orlando, Florida. She is agraduate of Northeastern Clinton Central Schooland is the daughter of Dale and Lisa Menard ofRouses Point.Maxx D. Hipko has been named to the Dean’sList for the second semester of academic year2011-12 at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington,Virginia. The cadet is a graduate of NortheasternClinton Central School, and is the son of Mr. andMrs. Erik H. Hipko.Anthony Changelo, son of Dale and ChristineChangelo, of Rouses Point was named to thespring 2012 Dean’s List at Albany College ofPharmacy and Health Sciences.Also named to the Dean’s List at AlbanyCollege of Pharmacy and Health Sciences wereSinead Cooper of Chazy; Emily McNally ofChazy; Kelsey Mitchell of West Chazy; NathanCROSSROADS TRAVEL CENTERpizzaby the slice$1.99RT. 2 & 78, ALBURGH • 796-3044ATM & EBTThe Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 5GAS SALE$.05 offper gallon Tues-ThursFountainSoda Hot Dog, ChipsSoda 2/$3.00 & Drink Special$.79 2 Liter$3.00O P E N 5 A M - 1 1 P M D A I L Y Offers good thru 2/26LaFave of Mooersand Kyle Rabideau ofMooers Forks.Dylan Brassard washonored by be chosenas the recipient of the2012 Knapp NorthCountry Scholarship.Dylan is a history majorat SUNY Plattsburghand is from MooersForks. He is enrolled inthe Master’s in Sciencein Teaching program.He is a graduate ofNortheastern ClintonCentral School, andwill receive the $2,500award. The award wasnamed after the lateEdith and KennethKnapp of Mooers andwill be awarded annuallyto academically giftedNCCS seniors admittedto SUNY Plattsburgh.HOME TOWNCABLEHome Town Cable,24, is the viewersupported,local cable-TV/internet channel for the communities ofAltona, Champlain, Chazy, Ellenburg, Mooersand Rouses Point. Daily 4-hour programmingstarts play at 11, 3 and 7 am and pm, exceptWednesday, three hour program, which is shownat 11, 2, 5 and 8, am and pm. Programmingis also available as free video-on-demand atwww.hometowncablenetwork.com and www.plattsburgh.com. Presently, over 8,500 videosare available free online viewing.Wednesday January 9: Chazy vs. SetonCatholic modified girls basketball, NCCSvs. Beekmantown JV girls basketball, SetonCatholic vs. Lake Placid varsity boys SectionVII Class C soccer final; Thursday and Friday,January 10 and 11: NAC vs. AuSable Valley jvboys basketball, NCCS vs. Beekmantown varsityboys basketball, Rouses Point Village Boardmeeting; Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and13: Our Little Corner with Gordie Little at theTahawus Lodge Center in AuSable Forks, CVPHFiscal Cliff press conference, What’s Going onHere with Bob Venne; Monday and Tuesday,January 14 and 15: NCCS vs. Plattsburgh CVACvarsity boys and girls bowling, Cache Stable’sranch style team cattle sorting, part 3NOTESBeing so busy with the holidays, I forgot tomention that Mini, the post office cat, passedaway a few days before Christmas. Most everyonewho goes to the post office in Rouses Point knewMini. She was a friendly and well loved blackand white cat. The postal staff made her verycomfortable and treated her like a queen withplenty of food, treats and places to stay warm.Often she could be seen lying asleep on thescales, or near one of the heaters, or on top ofone of the counters hoping that someone wouldI r i c k E x c a v a t i n gBulldozer, Backhoe, Dump Truck, Stone, Gravel, SandSeptic Systems & Water Lines - All Kinds of Work!F R E E796-3571Road Grader Estimates Alburg, VTpet her.My grandchildren thought that it was prettyfunny that the post office had a cat and each timethey came to Rouses Point they would look forher and pet her, or if I went to their house theyasked about her. She would often be on the streetwaiting for someone to let her in the post office,or she just wanted someone to pet her. Mini isnow resting in front of the post office. Thankyou to the staff for taking such good care of thispetite little lady or princess.I am sure George Marnes would love to hearfrom his many friends as he is recovering froma fall whereby he was severally injured. Since hewill be recuperating for many months, cards andget well wishes would be nice. His address is 126Nicklaus Blvd, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.


The Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 6SServing theChamplain IslandsPrearranged Funeral PlanningRoute 7 - P.O. Box 113 - Milton, VT 05468(802) 893-6323outh HeroNewsMary S. Harwood802.372.4127 • mary.s.harwood@gmail.comGOT BIRTHDAYS ANDANNIVERSARIES?Want your birthday or anniversary in thepaper? Send it to me by email, mary.s.harwood@gmail.com.This week, send your birthday wishes toRobert Straight on Tuesday, January 8 andKristin Decatur on Thursday, January 10.Wednesday, January 9, Robert and SueStraight celebrate their anniversary and Ed andBarbara Smith mark theirs on Sunday, January13.CALCUTTA NIGHTGrand Isle County Mentoring is sponsoringa third CALCUTTA NIGHT on Sunday, January27th from 4-7 pm at the North Hero House. Thisis a wonderful opportunity to see your friends,have dinner, win great prizes and support awonderful program. The purchase of a ticketgives you a ping pong ball number with a numberfrom 1-98. If your ball is drawn you may wina door prize or if it is the last ball to be drawn,$1,000.GIC Mentoring is a school- based mentoringprogram, which matches community childrenwith adults who have similar interests. . Wecurrently have 40 mentors matched with childrenin the five Islands schools and are continuallyexpanding our program.Tickets are $50 for a dinner and one ball, $75for two dinners and one ball. Tickets are availableby contacting GIC Mentoring at 372-5239 orgicmentoring@gmail.com. Last’s year event wasa sell out so get your ticket early. Checks can bemade out to GIC Mentoring and sent to Box 31,SH 05486.LIBRARY NOTESBy: Diana Cleborne, Librarian,372-6209, SouthHeroLibrary@gmail.comHOURS: Closed on Sunday and Monday;open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday- 9 am to 4pm, Wednesdays- 11 am to 8 pm and Saturday- 9am to 2 pm.STORYTIME: Toddler Time is on Thursdaysat 10 am and is great for ages three and under.CATALOG ONLINE: A link to our cardcatalog can be found on our website, www.southherocommunitylibrary.blogspot.com. Youcan now see if we have book in our collectionfrom your computer.STARS IN THE WINDOW: On Wednesday,January 9 at 3 pm, we will hold a celebration ofthe publication of long time library volunteerand patron Anne Alexander Bingham’s newbook, Stars in the Window. Her husband,Richard Bingham will read from the book andtalk about the background that Anne brought tothis work. Please join us for refreshments andlively reminiscences!NEW AT THE LIBRARY: Catamount EarthInstitute, one of about 30 sister earth institutesthat are led by the Northwest Earth Institute(NWEI) of Portland Oregon, has given the SHCLthe use of its Simple Living Lending Libraryfor the months of January and February. It is acollection of 18 books on simple and sustainableliving and also includes two videos and oneDVD. Some of the book titles include: Born toBuy by Juliet B. Schor, What Kids Really WantThat Money Can’t Buy by Betsy Taylor, andTake Back Your Time by John de Graaf. Thesematerials are here for our patrons to check out.TRUSTEES MEETING: The Library TrusteesBoard Meeting is held on the second Wednesdayof every month at 4 pm and is open to the public.South Hero Community Library is locatedat 75 South Street inside Folsom EducationalCenter. For more information, please call 372-6209 or email SouthHeroLibrary@gmail.com.Take Care of YouDIABETES AND YOU: This self-managementeducational program is a five part, ten hour groupeducation program, plus telephone follow-upsessions for people with diabetes and their families.The program is accredited by the American DiabetesAssociation and will be held on Tuesdays, January8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm,in the Northwestern Medical Center, ConferenceRoom 3 with facilitator Deb Robertson, RN, BSN,CDE, Northwestern Medical Center. Call for pricinginformation. Pre-registration required; to register,call 524-1031 or email drobertson@nmcinc.org.Program size is limited to 15.CHOLESTEROL CLASS: This monthly groupdiscusses foods and eating habits that may helpto manage your cholesterol levels. It will includepractical suggestions for overcoming the barriersto eating in a heart healthy way. Topics will includesaturated and unsaturated fats, fiber, portion sizesand other American Heart Association guidelines.The class will be held in Northwestern MedicalCenter, Conference Room 3 on Wednesday, January9 from 8 to 9 am with Kay Tran, Registered Dietitian,MS, CDE, Northwestern Medical Center. The programcharge is a suggested donation of $5 at the door. Preregistrationrequired; to register, call 802-524-1234or email cfhw@nmcinc.org.Havea GreatWeek!Al-Anon860-8388for friends & families of alcoholics(www.vermontal-anon.alateen.org)Northwestern Counseling &Support Services, Inc.Behavior Health Crisis Services• 524-6554 or 1-800-834-7793 •Champlain IslandsHealth ServicesKeeler Bay Health Center564 RT 2, South Hero• 372-4687 (after hours 351-6009)Office Hours Six Days a WeekGeneral Health Care for Folks of All AgesDavid Hobbs, MD, Heather Stein MD, Susan Jacques, NPDr. Glen Moyer."The Gentle Dentist"55 Town Line Rd, Grand IsleGentle Professional Dental Care for the Entire Family.All insurance accepted including VermontMedicaid as well as participating with CBA,CIGNA, Delta Dental and Met Life.Hours: Mon: 8-7 Tues: by Appt.Weds. - Thurs: 8-5(802)372-3737ORTHODONTICSGIVE YOURCHILD...a good start to good appearance andlifelong dental health... in a completefamily care practice with over 30years experience."Invisalign Certified"Invisible BracesLatest techniquesFlexible paymentplans available.(Adult care available also.)Walter W. Burnett, D.M.D.James S. Simollardes, D.D.S.General DentistryMilton DentalAssociates, Inc.33 School St.Milton, VT 05468893-2552


The Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 8Book Café Group SponsorsCupcakes for a Cause Fundraiserand Supports Local Food ShelfFifth and sixth grade girls who are participants in the Book Cafe reading group at the Grand IsleSchool recently read and discussed a book entitled Close to Famous. As a result of their discussions,the group decided to sponsor Cupcakes for a Cause competition. More than 200 cupcakes werecreated for the event. Entrants had to pay a fee for the judging competition. Winners were announced.Then the cafeteria briefly suspended rules about eating sweets, and every last cupcake was sold as afundraiser. Grand Isle students enjoyed the sweet concoctions while knowing that the cash taken inwould benefit Grand Isle County residents. About $150 was raised by the girls. The Grand Isle BookCafe group the money to Judy Ayers of North Hero who is the manager of the Champlain IslandsFood Shelf. She assured the students that the money would stay in the county and benefit countyresidents who need a bit of assistance to put food on the table. Faculty advisors to the group areAnnie Brabazong and Charlie Farrell.Grand Isle CountyMentoring Programto Hold aCalcutta NightGrand IsleCounty Mentoringis sponsoring a thirdCalcutta Night onSunday, January 27from 4 to 7 pm at theNorth Hero House.This is a wonderfulopportunity to seeyour friends, havedinner, win great prizes and support a wonderfulprogram. The purchase of a ticket gives you aping pong ball number with a number from 1 to98. If your ball is drawn you may win a door prizeor if it is the last ball to be drawn a $1,000Grand Isle County Mentoring is a school-basedmentoring program, which matches communitychildren with adults who have similar interests.They currently have 40 mentors matched withchildren in the five Islands schools and arecontinually expanding their program.Tickets are $50 for a dinner and one ball, $75for two dinners and one ball. Tickets are availableby contacting Grand Isle County Mentoring at372-5239 or gicmentoring@gmail.com. Last’syear event was a sell out so get your ticket early.Checks can be made out to GIC Mentoring andsent to Box 31, South Hero, VT 05486.


The Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 9Local Families andChildrenServe the CommunityThe Christmas spirit was alive and well in the Islands. Through a recent food drive,Learning Adventure children were able to deliver 70 pounds of food to the Grand IsleFood Shelf. The holiday season inspired the children to do more for their community.Last month a toy drive was held for Toys for Kids. This was widely received by thecenter’s generous families and children, and they would like to thank them for theirparticipation and continued support in their efforts to serve this community throughoutthe season of giving.The children made deliveries to two separate drop-off areas with the toys, and itwas a very valuable experience for everyone at The Learning Adventure.Snow FarmVineyardWine DownFriday NightsDoors Open 6:00 - 9:00January 18thMusic byJon Sochin 6:30 to 8:30February 1st t.b.a.Listen to music and enjoy a glass of wine .Local Tasty Dinner options by My Kids KitchenOrder ahead www.mykidskitchen@vpweb.comEmail: lanes@snowfarm.com190 West Shore Rd.South Hero, VT 802.372.9463


The Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 10North HeroNewsCourtney A. Schaetznheronews@yahoo.comBIRTHDAYSHappy Birthday to McKayla Bostwick onJanuary 8; Kelly Murphy and Eddie Norris onJanuary 9; Richard Dubuque Jr., Kayla Julowand Patrick Graziano on January 10; LaurieRousseau, Tracy Giroux and Tim Pratt onJanuary 11; John Quintin, Dale Goodrich andDiane Hazen on January 12; Cagney Hambletton January 13 and Bob Busch, Jessica Garbode,Hudson Tanner Kinney and Daniel Larrow onJanuary 14—best birthday wishes to you all!ANNIVERSARIESHappy Anniversary to Mickey and HappyDattilio on January 9 and Roger and June Collinson January 11—best wishes for many more!BEGINNER TANGO CLASSES AT THECOMMUNITY HALLInstructor Elizabeth M. Seyler, Ph.D. willbe teaching Beginner Argentine Tango at theNorth Hero Community Hall over the next fiveweeks. Learn the basics in a friendly, welcomingenvironment for all ages and orientations. Nopartner or experience required, but be sure towear comfortable shoes with smooth soles orthick socks.The classes will be held on Fridays, January11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8 from 7 to 9 pmeach evening. Each week includes a one-hourclass and one hour of practice time, exceptFebruary 25 which will be devoted to practicing.The fee for the class is $30 per person if paid onJanuary 11 or $7 per class.GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!Grand Isle County Mentoring is sponsoring athird Calcutta Night on Sunday, January 27 from4 to 7 pm at the North Hero House. This is awonderful opportunity to see your friends, havedinner, win great prizes and support a wonderfulprogram. The purchase of a ticket gives you aping pong ball number with a number from 1to 98. If your ball is drawn, you may win a doorprize or if it is the last ball to be drawn, $1,000.Tickets are $50 for a dinner and one ball, $75for two dinners and one ball. Tickets are availableby contacting Grand Isle County Mentoring at372-5239 or gicmentoring@gmail.com. Last’syear event was a sell out so get your ticket early.Checks can be made out to GIC Mentoring andsent to Box 31, South Hero 05486.GREAT ICE IN GRAND ISLEGreat Ice in Grand Isle is back for itsseventh year! Festivities will be held in NorthHero on February 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17. A quickreminder of what you have to look forward to:Chamber Chili Cook-off, bonfire on the ice, firstannual ice marathon, Nordic skating, sled dogdemonstrations, F-f-frozen Chosen Regatta,kid’s fishing derby, flapjack breakfast, trek toKnight Island and hockey games.Still got your Christmas tree? Once you’veundecorated it, arrange for a pick up by callingHero’s Welcome, 372-4161, and it will be addedto the bonfire pile.Got a great chili recipe? Join the cook-off;it’s only $5 to enter and you can do so by callingSherri at the Chamber, 372-8400.Be sure to get started on your humanpoweredice machine for the F-f-frozen ChosenRegatta, and don’t forget that volunteers areneeded for this fun, community event; call theChamber to offer your assistance.OPEN ELECTED POSITIONS ANDTERMSThe following elected positions and termsare open for candidates for the Town MeetingDay Elections: Town Moderator- one year,Selectboard member- three years, Selectboardmember- two years, Selectboard member- oneyear, Lister- three years, Auditors- one andthree years, Cemetery Commissioners- twoand five years, Library Trustees- three andfour years, First Constable- one year, TownAgent- one year, Town Grand Juror- one year,Recreation Committee members- two for threeyears, Recreation Committee members- twofor two years, Recreation Committee memberoneyear, Planning Commissioners- two forthree years, Planning Commissioner- two years,School Moderator- one year, School Directorthreeyears, School Directors- two for two years,School Director- one year, School Auditor- oneyear.Persons interested should request a‘Candidate Petition’ from the Town Office.Candidate Petitions will be accepted throughMonday, January 28, 2013.LAKE CHECKThe sun will rise this week around 7:29 amand will set at approximately 4:34 pm.The lake, as of Saturday, January 5 was at95.78 feet and 37 degrees-- have a great week!SCHOOL BOARD UPDATEDecember and January are always a busymonths for local school boards and this year hasbeen no exception. The primary areas of focushave been school safety and the district budget.Like all schools in America, North Herois taking a good hard look at its school safetypractices following the tragedy in Newtown. Alldoors to the school will remain locked duringschool hours and all visitors are required tobe buzzed in before entry. Lockdown drillswill be practiced on a monthly basis and theschool counselor has been on hand to help thechildren cope with these changes and the eventsat Newtown. Going forward, it is our hope thatthrough staff training, technology, and betterunderstanding of traffic flow that we can strikea balance between safety and public access, butthis will take time.The FY14 budget is progressing well and willmost likely be finalized at the upcoming meeting.Aside from the regular review of line items andpractices, the board is proceeding with the goalof maintaining current educational programs.If you’ve been following along in the Free Pressor on VPR, it is anticipated that the legislaturewill be approving a sizable increase to the baseeducation rate which is the basic rate leveled onall towns. Fortunately local factors will offset ifnot entirely negate this in our town and the taxrate will be changing very little, if at all.Full meeting minutes and audio recordingsare available at the town office. Meetings arealso broadcast on Comcast channel 16. The nextmeeting is Wednesday, January 16 at 7 pm at theNorth Hero SchoolLIBRARY NEWSBy: Judy Poquette, LibrarianHOURS: Tuesday- 2 to 7 pm, Thursday- 10am to 3 pm and Saturday- 9 am to 1 pm.DVDS: Did you know the library has morethan 750 adult and children’s DVDs? They maybe checked out for seven days and are free! Whoneeds Netflix?NEW MATERIALS: Books- Sins of the Motherby Danielle Steel, Two Graves by Preston-Child; Audio Books- The Night Circus by ErinMorgenstern, Life of PI by Yann Martel, Wild-From lost to found on the Pacific crest trail byCheryl Strayed, The Racketeer by John Grisham;DVDs- Bourne Legacy, Men in Black 3; Kids’DVD- Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days.KIDS BORED? Need something fun to dowhen the snow doesn’t cooperate? Head intoBurlington and visit the Echo Center. It’s greatfor all ages. North Hero Residents may borrowthe discount pass for two days. Admission is $4apiece for up to two adults and three children.WI-FI: Available 24/7 from our parking lot.Free public computers are also available.> CHURCH SERVICES >Congregational Church of South Hero, U.C.C.SUNDAY WORSHIP AT 10:00 A.M.Nursery care- Sunday SchoolYouth Activities- Adult Study GroupsWe Invite and Welcome Everyone.Pastor: Rev. Cordelia Burpee24 South St., South Hero, VT 05486Tel: 802-372-4962 E-mail: ccshvt@gmail.comwww.vtcucc.org/South_Hero • www.facebook.com/CCSHVTOffice Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pmIsland Roman Catholic ParishesServing the churches of Alburgh, Grand Isle,Isle La Motte & South HeroMASS SCHEDULESt. Amadeus, Alburgh- Sunday: 10:30 a.m.St. Joseph, Grand Isle- Sunday: 10:00 a.m.St. Joseph, Isle La Motte- Sunday: 9:00 a.m.St. Rose of Lima, South Hero-Saturday: 4:00 p.m.Father Lawrence P. Ridgley, PastorSt. Amadeus Office 796-3481St. Rose of Lima Office 372-4092Champlain Islands ParishRev. Hyungyong ChoiServicesIsle La MotteThe Churches with...United MethodistChurch SundayOPEN HEARTS...8:00 a.m.North Hero UMCWorshipOPEN MINDS...9:30 a.m.Grand Isle UnitedOPEN DOORS...Methodist ChurchSunday 11 a.m. Parish Office 372-6638UNION BIBLE CHURCHMain St., Route 2, Alburgh, VTDr. John C. Kehoe, Pastor796-3055Independent—Bible Believing—Gospel PreachingSUNDAY School & Bible Study _______ 9:30AMSUNDAY Worship__________________ 10:30AMWEDNESDAY Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study 7:00PMWEDNESDAY Children's Bible Club____ 7:00PM“A Friendly and Joyful Welcome Awaits You”Nursery Provided at all Serviceswebsite: www.unionbiblechurch.orgGOD'S LITTLE BROWN CHURCHA non-denominational GospelCrusade affiliated ChurchCORNER ROUTE 2 AND ROUTE 129SOUTH ALBURGH, VERMONT 05440REV. C. ANDREW CHRYSLER, PASTOR(802)782-9384“God’s Word has the answer”WORSHIP......SUNDAY 9:00 AMPRAYER - WEDNESDAY 6:00 PMTHE BORDERS REGIONALMINISTRYEpiscopal Diocese of VT & Anglican Diocese of Montrealwww.diovermont.org www.montreal.anglican.orgSunday, January 13 th10 a.m. Eucharist at St. Thomas’, NoyanUS Rte 2 north through Alburgh VillageTurn right on VT/QC Rte 225 to border crossing[bring passport/enhanced drivers license] CrossQC Rte 202 at blinker – church on leftThe Rev. Thora L. Chadwick • 802-863-8036Island Bible FellowshipNorth Hero Community HallRoute 2, North Hero, VTSunday Service at 9:00 a.m.All Welcome - Come As You Are!Pastor Larry A. Rohm - 802-393-9427


TUESDAY, JANUARY 8- Storytime for Preschoolers at the AlburghPublic Library starts at 10:30 am.- Island Gardeners will meet at 128 SouthStreet, South Hero for the annual gardenvideo night starting at 6:30 pm.- Missisquoi Bay Watershed Water QualityManagement Plan public meeting from 7 to9 pm at the Swanton Emergency ServicesBuilding, 120 First Street.WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9- Breastfeeding Support Group at the AlburghFamily Center from 9:30 to 11:30 am withBaby Massage starting at 10:30.- Grand Isle County Sheriff DepartmentParent/Student Forum at Folsom EducationalCenter in South Hero from 6 to 8 pm.- Handcrafters Get-Together at the AlburghPublic Library starts at 6:30 pm.- Friends of the Alburgh Library meet atlibrary starting at 6:30 pm.- Open Farm and Studio Tour kick-off meetingat the Grand Isle Art Works Gallery starts at6:30 pm.THURSDAY, JANUARY 10- Playgroup at the Alburgh Family Centerfrom 9:30 to 11 am for ages 0 to 6.FRIDAY, JANUARY 11- After-school Program for ages K to 5 at theAlburgh Public Library from 3 to 4 pm.- Basic Argentine Tango class at the NorthHero Community Hall from 7 to 9 pm; feecharged.MONDAY, JANUARY 14- Grand Isle County Sheriff DepartmentParent/Student Forum at Isle La MotteElementary School from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.- Grand Isle Free Library Trustees Meetingat the library starting at 6 pm.- Book and Film Group Potluck at the AlburghPublic Library starts at 6:30 pm.TUESDAY, JANUARY 15- Storytime for Preschoolers at the AlburghPublic Library starts at 10:30 am.WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16- Handcrafters Get-Together at the AlburghPublic Library starts at 6:30 pm.- Healthy People, Strong CommunitiesPublic Input Meeting at the Isle La MotteTown Hall starts at 6:30 pm.- Alburgh Public Library Trustees Meeting atthe library starting at 7 pm.THURSDAY, JANUARY 17- Playgroup at the Alburgh Family Centerfrom 9:30 to 11 am for ages 0 to 6.FRIDAY, JANUARY 18- After-school Program for ages K to 5 at theAlburgh Public Library from 3 to 4 pm.- Basic Argentine Tango class at the NorthHero Community Hall from 7 to 9 pm; feecharged.TUESDAY, JANUARY 22- Food Shelf at the Alburgh Family Canterfrom 10 am to Noon.- Storytime for Preschoolers at the AlburghPublic Library starts at 10:30 am.WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23- Handcrafters Get-Together at the AlburghPublic Library starts at 6:30 pm.THURSDAY, JANUARY 24- Playgroup at the Alburgh Family Centerfrom 9:30 to 11 am for ages 0 to 6.FRIDAY, JANUARY 25- After-school Program for ages K to 5 at theAlburgh Public Library from 3 to 4 pm.- Basic Argentine Tango class at the NorthHero Community Hall from 7 to 9 pm; feecharged.SUNDAY, JANUARY 27- Grand Isle County Mentoring ProgramCalcutta Night at the North Hero House from4 to 7 pm.- Prize Bingo at the Alburgh Legion.MONDAY, JANUARY 28- Book Night at the Alburgh Public Librarystarts at 7 pm.TUESDAY, JANUARY 29- Food Shelf at the Alburgh Family Canterfrom 10 am to Noon.- Storytime for Preschoolers at the AlburghPublic Library starts at 10:30 am.WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30- Grand Isle County Sheriff DepartmentParent/Student Forum at the AlburghCommunity Education Center from 5:30 to7:30 pm.- Handcrafters Get-Together at the AlburghPublic Library starts at 6:30 pm.THURSDAY, JANUARY 31- Playgroup at the Alburgh Family Centerfrom 9:30 to 11 am for ages 0 to 6.FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1- Basic Argentine Tango class at the NorthHero Community Hall from 7 to 9 pm; feecharged.FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8- Bonfire on the Ice and Chamber Chili Cookoffin front of the North Hero House starts at5 pm.- Basic Argentine Tango class at the NorthHero Community Hall from 7 to 9 pm; feecharged.SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9- Champlain Islands Ice Marathon, NordicSkating and Sled Dog Demonstration onNorth Hero’s City Bay.SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10- Champlain Islands Ice Marathon, NordicSkating and Sled Dog Demonstration onNorth Hero’s City Bay.TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12- Healthy People, Strong Communities PublicInput Meeting at the Grand Isle ElementaryLibrary starts at 6:30 pm.SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16- F-f-frozen Chosen Regatta, Kids FishingDerby, Flapjack Breakfast and Trek to KnightIsland and pickup hockey games in NorthHero’s City Bay and Sweetheart BoogieValentine’s Dance at North Hero CommunityHall.SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17- F-f-frozen Chosen Regatta, Kids FishingDerby, Flapjack Breakfast and Trek to KnightIsland and pickup hockey games in NorthHero’s City Bay.MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18- Healthy People, Strong CommunitiesPublic Input Meeting at the Swanton VillageComplex starts at 6:30 pm.SATURDAY, APRIL 6- Franklin County Quilt Show at Saint AlbansCity Hall from 9 am to 4 pm.SUNDAY, APRIL 7- Franklin County Quilt Show at Saint AlbansCity Hall from 10 am to 3 pm.The Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 11To theEditor:S u n d a yD e c e m b e r30, at 5:20am, a furnacemalfunction atthe ChamplainIslands ParentChild Centerbrought theSouth Hero Fire Department and GrandIsle Fire crews to the South Street site tocheck out the elevated Carbon Monoxidelevels. The furnace was checked andbuilding aired out. Thankfully, no damage.The volunteer firefighters and rescuesquad members had also been out earlierthat night on another call. They only gotthree hours of sleep that night.Islanders often do not realize theamount of time these volunteers putin on our behalf to protect our homes,businesses, travelers and care for thesick and injured. We all owe them adebt of gratitude, so, next time you seea firefighter or rescue squad member,thank them. The home or life they nextsave may be yours.David C. Carter,South HeroTo the Editor:I am writing this letter in response tothe difficulties our town is facing overthe proposed fire department. Clearly thetown needs to provide emergency andfire protection services. However, thereare many things to consider includingthe need of our fellow Islanders to thesouth and north of us. It would be agreat benefit to have each town boardwork together to develop future plansthat help consolidate services, reducebudgets and the financial burden to thepeople served. The financial crisis hasaffected everyone, but it hits our eldestand youngest community members themost. This is a time to be mindful of howthe town will shoulder the cost of a newbuilding.I think there is a need to state that: Iam not against the fire department, andI do not believe those opposing the newbuilding are against the idea. The firedepartment has provided us with oneoption and propelled us forward. Whateverbuilding is built or where it is to be builtshould not be determined by a seriesof rash decisions based on a perceivedemergency. It is well understood that thecurrent building is not ideal, but it hasworked and will continue to be adequatewhile heads are put together to find thebest solution for the people of Grand Isleand maybe all towns can be served moreefficiently. Let’s remember: we are notonly Vermonters, but Islanders, so, letsbe creative.Sincerely,Colleen CobbGrand Isle


The Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 12LegalNoticesWARNINGTOWN OF ALBURGHNOISE ORDINANCEDecember 18, 2012This Noise Ordinance is hereby adopted by theAlburgh Select Board on this 18th day of December,2012 and shall, unless a petition signed by at least 5%of the voters of Alburgh is filed with the Town Clerkby the 1st day of February, 2013, asking for a vote todisapprove the ordinance, become effective upon theexpiration of sixty (60) days after said date, which isthe 16th day of February, 2013.This Warning is being published at:-Alburgh Beverage Mart-Alburgh Municipal Building-Alburgh Public Library-North Country Federal Credit Union-On The Run (Crossroads Mobil)The full text of this ordinance is also being publishedin the Islander on the following dates:-December 24, 2012-December 31, 2012-January 7, 2013Citizens have the right to petition for a vote on thisOrdinance at the Annual or Special Town Meeting asprovided in 24 VSA § 1973.Adopted and approved at a Meeting ofthe Select Board, of the Town of Alburgh heldon December 18, 2012. Received for record andrecorded in the records of the Town of Alburgh onDecember 18, 2012.TOWN OF ALBURGH SELECT BOARDBy: Douglas Medor, Chairman, Stephen Aubin, GuyPalardy, Alton BrusoATTEST:Roxanne N. Creller, Town ClerkTOWN OF ALBURGHNOISE ORDINANCEThis Ordinance is adopted under authority granted in24 V.S.A. Sec 2291(14), and 24 V.S.A. Chapter 59.PURPOSEThis ordinance is enacted by the Town of AlburghSelect Board to protect, preserve and promote thehealth, safety, welfare, peace and quiet for thecitizens of Alburgh through the reduction, control andprevention of noise. The intent is to establish standardswhich will eliminate and reduce unnecessary noises,which are physically harmful or otherwise detrimentalto the enjoyment of life, property and maintenance ofbusiness. This Ordinance will come into effect afterthe failure of less formal intervention such as, but notlimited to, citizen to citizen contact, verbal warning,mediation between parties, etc.GENERAL PROHIBITIONSIt shall be unlawful for any person to make or causeto be made any loud or unreasonable noise on a dailyor recurring basis or for an excessive period of time.Noise shall be deemed to be unreasonable whenupon investigation by a Municipal Official or LawEnforcement Official it is found to disturb, injureor endanger the peace, health, safety or welfare ofanother or to disturb, injure or endanger the peace,health, safety or welfare of the community. Any suchnoise shall be considered to be a noise disturbanceand a public nuisance.EXPRESS PROHIBITIONSThe following acts, not deemed to be exclusive, aredeclared to be loud, objectionable, and unnecessarynoises, are therefore a public nuisance, and areprohibited by this ordinance:1) Construction NoiseNoises emanating from the excavation,demolition, alteration or repair of buildings,structures, property or highways betweenthe hours of 11:00pm and 5:00am, exceptfor emergency repairs necessary to protectpeople and/or property.2) Defect in Vehicle or Operation of VehicleThe operation of any automobile, motorcycleor other type of motor vehicle in such amanner as to create squealing of tires or loudand unnecessary grating, grinding, exploding,rattling or other types of noises.3) Dogs, Cats and Other AnimalsThe keeping of any dog, cat or other animal,which shall become a nuisance to anotherperson in the vicinity by frequent or continuedbarking, howling, yelping or screaming.Customary agricultural activities are exempt.4) ExhaustsThe discharge into the open air of the exhaustof any steam or internal combustion engine,or any motorized vehicle, except through amuffler or other devise, which effectivelyprevents loud or explosive noises there from.5) Horns, Signaling Devices, etc.The sounding of any horn or signalingdevice on any automobile, motorcycle orother vehicle except as a danger warning,the creation by means of any other signalingdevice or any unreasonably loud or harshsound and the sounding of any device forunnecessary and/or unreasonable periods oftime.6) Sound Producing DevicesThe use or operation of any amplifier,loudspeaker, musical instrument,phonograph, radio or other sound-making orsound-producing device in such manner as todisturb the quiet or repose of any person orpersons in the vicinity thereof, unless issueda special use permit by the Town of AlburghSelect Board.7) Vocal DisturbancesYelling, shouting, whistling, singing ormaking any other loud vocal disturbance soas to disturb, destroy or endanger the peaceof persons in the immediate vicinity of thenoise or disturbance. This section shall notbe construed to prohibit a vocal disturbanceby spectators or participants in a politicalprotest or rally, an athletic event or assemblysponsored by a public or private school orrecognized organized recreational activities.8) Noise in GeneralAny noise which is deemed objectionablebecause of volume, frequency or beat andwhich is not muffled or otherwise controlled.Occurs between the hours of 11:00pm and6:00am and is plainly audible at a distance of200 feet from the sound source.EXEMPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONSSounds from the following sources shall be exemptfrom the prohibitions specified in this Ordinance:1) Any person or organization may appearbefore the Alburgh Select Board to requesta temporary waiver of a specific section(s)of the Ordinance, i.e. parade, block party,fireworks display, etc.2) Any siren or other warning device used forpublic safety.3) Any vehicle or equipment owned by andoperated by any governmental body or autility in the performance of its duties.4) Emergency vehicles operated by fire, policeor rescue personnel.5) Any government or utility emergencyrepair. Any construction activity, other thangovernment or utility emergency repairs,to occur between the hours of 11:00pmand 5:00am and that is deemed to be in thebest interest of the public health, safety andwelfare.6) Musical, recreational and athletic eventsconducted by and on the site of a school oreducational facility or municipal facilityor are sponsored by the municipal, state orfederal government.7) Noise associated with routine snowremoval or snow grooming activities wherecustomary practices and equipment are usedand are operated within the manufacturer’sspecifications and in proper operatingcondition.8) Noise associated with standard agriculturaloperations.9) Sound created by bells, carillons orchimes associated with specific religiousobservances.PROCESSA complaint is lodged with the Sheriff’s Department.Sheriff’s Department will investigate and handleappropriately by law. If complainant feels situationhas not been handled satisfactorily complainantmay lodge a written request and submit to the TownClerk for review by the Select Board. After reviewof the documentation and discussion by the SelectBoard, the Town Clerk will notify the party creatingthe disturbance that a complaint has been made. Ifwithin 14 days of the disturbance remains unresolved,the Select Board will direct that an attempt be madeutilizing the less formal interventions as mentioned inthe “PURPOSE”. If unsuccessful, a written noticewill be issued by the Town Clerk followed by noticeof violation (outlined in “ENFORCEMENT ANDPENALTIES “) if necessary.ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIESA violation of this Ordinance shall be a civil matterenforced in accordance with the provisions of 24V.S.A. § 1974a and 1977 et. Seq. Following a writtennotice for a first offense, a penalty of not more than$500 may be imposed for a violation of this Ordinanceand the waiver fee shall be set at $100 for the firstoffense, $150 for the second offense within a sixmonthperiod and $200 for each subsequent offensewithin a six-month period. Each day of a violationshall constitute a separate violation of this Ordinance.NOTICE AND IMPLEMENTATIONThe Alburgh Select Board shall make reasonableefforts to ensure that the public is notified of theexistence of the Ordinance.This Noise Ordinance shall be entered into theSelectmen’s minutes, shall be posted in at least five (5)conspicuous places within the Town of Alburgh, andthe full text of the ordinance or a concise summaryof it will be published in the Islander not more thanfourteen (14) days following the date specified whenthis Ordinance is adopted.This Noise Ordinance is hereby adopted by theAlburgh Select Board on this 18th day of December,2012 and shall, unless a petition signed by at least 5%of the voters of Alburgh is filed with the Town Clerkby the 1st day of February, 2013, asking for a vote todisapprove the ordinance, become effective upon theexpiration of sixty (60) days after said date, which isthe 16th day of February, 2013.Citizens have the right to petition for a vote on thisOrdinance at the Annual or Special Town Meeting asprovided in 24 VSA § 1973.SEVERABILITYIf any portion of this Ordinance and/or anyamendments are held unconstitutional or invalid by acourt of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of thisOrdinance and/or amendments shall not be affected.DESIGNATION AS A CIVIL ORDINANCEThis Ordinance is designated as a Civil Ordinancepursuant to 24 VSA § 1971 (b). Adopted by theSelect Board, in Alburgh, Vermont on this 18th dayof December, 2012.THE ALBURGH SELECT BOARDDouglas Medor, ChairmanStephen AubinGuy PalardyAlton BrusoAttest: Roxanne N. Creller, Town Clerk/TreasurerMom’s Night Out!Support GroupMeeting in St. AlbansAre you the mother of a child with special needs?Is your life just too busy, too stressful? Have you gottoo many things to do? Are you up to your armpitswith paperwork? Do you have to advocate for yourchild and family? Do you wish you had someone tohave conversations with, someone that understandsbecause they are the mother of a child with specialneeds too? Take some time once a month for you.You deserve a break!Join other mothers on Thursday, February 2, from6 to 8 pm, at LaQuinta Inn & Suites in Saint Albans.This opportunity is free and open to all.For more information, contact Betty Morse at1-800-800-4005-ext. 201.


The Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 13GRAND ISLE TOWNSPECIAL MEETINGJANUARY 22, 2013OFFICIAL WARNINGThe legal voters of the Town of Grand Isle,Vermont, are hereby notified and warned to meetat the Town Offices in the Town of Grand Isle onTuesday, January 22, 2013 polls open betweenthe hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. to vote byAUSTRALIAN BALLOT on the following article:ARTICLE IShall the Town of Grand Isle vote to rescindArticle I as lastly voted on November 6th, 2012as follows “Shall general obligation bonds of theTown of Grand Isle in an amount not to exceedOne Million Seven Hundred Fifty ThousandDollars ($1,750,000), subject to reduction from thereceipt of available state and federal grants-in-aid,be issued for the purpose of financing the cost ofmaking certain public safety improvements, viz: theconstruction of a fire station, at an estimated cost ofOne Million Seven hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars($1,750,000)?”A Public Hearing to inform the legal voters of theTown of Grand Isle will be held on Monday, January21st at the Grand Isle Town Office, 9 Hyde Road at7:00PM.Dated at Grand Isle, Vermont this 18th day ofDecember, 2012.BOARD OF SELECTMENRonnie BushwayFran LaFromboiseAnnaMarie DeMarsPaul RousseauEd GelinasRecorded and posted this 18th day of December2012 at the Town Clerk’s Office in Grand Isle.ATTEST: Cheryl Titus Vantine, Town ClerkJanuary 4, 2013Annual Budget HearingFiscal Period: July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014LEGAL WARNINGThe legal voters of Grand Isle County are hereby notifiedthe Assistant Judges of Grand Isle County willhold a public meeting for the purpose of presentingthe proposed budget of the county and invitingdiscussion thereon. This will be the Final AnnualMeeting and will be held at the County Courthousein the Town of North Hero, Vermont. On Thursday,February 7th 2013 at 6:00pm. A summary ofthe proposed budget for the fiscal year commencingJuly 1, 2013 is shown below. Detailed copies ofthe proposed budget may be obtained at the CountyCourthouse or at the Town Clerk Offices of GrandIsle County during normal business hours.Hon. Sherri Potvin, Assistant JudgeHon. Joanne Batchelder, Assistant Judge2013 Great Ice inGrand Isle:Frozen Fun on LakeChamplain!The seventh annual Great Ice in Grand Isleevents on the largest skating oval on frozen LakeChamplain will begin in just a few short weeks.Your favorite events will be back, and there willbe a major new event as well! Meanwhile, here’swhat you can do to get ready!On Friday, February 8 at 5 pm, there will bethe bonfire on the ice in front of the North HeroHouse pier to kick off the events. If you still haveyour Christmas tree and if it is stripped of décor,call Hero’s Welcome to arrange for pick up at372-4161. The more trees, the merrier the blaze!Also, on Friday, February 8, there will be aChamber Chili Cook-off on the Pier. Do you havea favorite five-alarm recipe? Grandma’s triedand true? Enter the Chamber Chili Cook-off!Call Sherri at the Chamber, 372-8400, to registeryour chili; $5 per registrant. The Chamberwill assemble a committee of top tasters; FirstAward- Judges Choice; second award- People’sChoice. $2 buys a cup for tasting all the entries.Crock-pots recommended. Following the tasting,North Hero House will host a buffet dinner at theInn.On Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and10, Marathon Skating International comes toNorth Hero for the First Annual ChamplainIslands Ice Marathon! Over two days there willbe opportunities for the public to race in onekilometer and five kilometer races, with prizes,and observe the Marathon Skaters race in 21kilometer and 42 kilometer races. This is a majorevent, and organizers are looking forward tohosting MSI in the Islands. Also that weekend,enjoy Nordic Skating with Jamie Hess, and IngridBower and her sled dogs, for a demonstrationand rides.The F-f-frozen Chosen Regatta, Kids FishingDerby, Flapjack Breakfast and Trek to KnightIsland, and pickup hockey games will follow theweekend of February 16 and 17.And on Saturday, February 16 there will bea Sweetheart Boogie Valentine’s Dance at theCommunity Hall! Sign up for tango lessonsstarting in January!Volunteers are needed for many of the events.For more information, contact the Chamber at372-8400. Let’s have some fun on the ice thiswinter!


The Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 14The Dicker DenStep 1ClassifiedsThe Islander's Classified’s - - Deadline Saturday Noon!CIRCLE YOUR CATEGORYfor sale wanted garages sales for rent employmentreal estate services offered thanks misc. lost & foundQuestions:802-372-5600 orislander@vermontislander.comCASH OR CHECK ONLY!DEADLINE: SAT. NOONPRE-PAYMENT REQUIREDWRITE YOUR AD (instructions: one word per line. Towns and phone #’s are one word. Please Use Pen)__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Step2__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63CALCULATE YOUR RATE!Private: $3 for 1st ten words, $.10/per word afterBusiness: $6 for 1st ten words, $.25/per word afterTo Determine Which Rate Applies to each Column's Section:Step 3For Sale-Personal Items/Private Rate; All others/Business Rate Employment Wanted- Business Rate For Rent- BusinessRate Garage Sales—1 per month at private rate; Business rate for more. Wanted- Private Rate Services Offered-Business Rate Miscellaneous & Card of Thanks—$3.00 first 10 words, $.10 per word. Real Estate- Business RateFREE or Lost & Found- 1st ten words Free, $.10 each additional word.TOTAL: ________________ X ________ (# OF WEEKS) = $__________Mail to:The Islander, PO Box 212South Hero, VT 05486Stop in at:21 Sunset View Rd.South Hero, VT 05486Dicker Dens not accepted by phone.for sale-------------------------------------------------------HOMEMADE FISHING SHANTY. 4’x7’, two person,camo color $600. Call 802-372-3701-------------------------------------------------------DRY FIREWOOD! $200.00 per cord delivered -mixed hardwoods 16” length. Same day/nextday delivery 796-35201/29-------------------------------------------------------Island Beverage Firewood. Green or dry. Callfor delivery. 802-324-1955BTFN--------------------------------------------------------Clean, Quality Mixed hardwoods for sale. Customlengths. Dubuque’s Firewood Sales. A CutAbove the Rest! 802-372-64401/22--------------------------------------------------------DRY FIREWOOD. 16”, 22”. You pick up or wedeliver. Call 802-796-3453 or 802-272-20101/8--------------------------------------------------------FIREWOOD – dry mixed hard wood for sale –call 802-796-3021 or 802-782-4484BTFN-----------------------------------------------------COLT officer model 45 cal. $500, SigsaverP-220 45 cal $500, Colt gout model series80 45 cal $500, Smith & Wesson model 60snubnose 357 mag $450. Call after 4pm 802-796-36421/15-----------------------------------------------------Remington model 11-87 super magnum w/scope new $650. Remington model 1100 neww/red dot $450. Benelli model M-1 super 90new $700. Call after 4pm. 802-796-36421/15WANTED--------------------------------------------------------Couple seeking to purchase up to 5 acres ofland in South Hero or Grand Isle for home siteand gardens. 802-660-7210 or kenbridges1@yahoo.com--------------------------------------------------------Drivers: CDL-B: Great Pay, Hometime!No-Forced Dispatch! Newsingles from Plattsburgh, NY.Passport/Enhanced License req. www.truckmovers.com888-567-4861 1/29--------------------------------------------------------FOR RENT------------------------------------------------------------ALBURGH- two bedroom mobile home. Kerosenefurnace, large lot. Call 802-796-3453leave message or 802-272-2010 1/22--------------------------------------------------------Services------------------------------------------------------------TURNBAUGH ROOFING- Slate, shingles, metal,rubber. Painting all flashings & metal roofs.Chimney repair. FREE ESTIMATES. INSURED.802-372-5781 John. BTFN------------------------------------------------------------R. ROSE CONSTRUCTION. Low winter prices.Interior paint. Kitchen, Bathroom, Remodeling,Flooring, Ect. Insured. Free Estimates372-5693 BTFN-----------------------------------------------------------TOOL WIZARD. Repair air &electric tools.Small engines. All pick up & delivery available.Open 7 days 7AM to 7PM. Kevin 802-343-8690 1/15-----------------------------------------------------SNOWPLOWING. South Alburgh - North Hero.Contact Rob at New England Power Boat Service.1/8-----------------------------------------------------Grand Isle Sheriff’sDepartment OfferingParent/Student Forumsin Local SchoolsGrand Isle Country Sheriff Ray Allen andthe deputy’s of the department are offeringonsite parent and student information/question and answer forums for all fiveschools in our townships. He and his officerswill share current trends regarding substanceuse and prevention tips for parents, a K-9demonstration will end this evening event.A pizza dinner will begin this experiencefollowed by Officer Allen’s presentation. Theforums will be held on Wednesday, January 9at Folsom Community and Education Centerfrom 6 to 8 pm; Monday, January 14 NorthHero Elementary School and Isle La MotteElementary School, who will be hosting theevent, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and Wednesday,January 30 at the Alburgh CommunityEducation Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.The Grand Isle Supervisory Unionwelcomes you to join us for an eveningof informative trends that affect all of ourtownships.


TMINsle la motte ewsAnita Bruley802.928.3246 • rayanita@fairpoint.netWeather is much warmer then on the firstof the week, when it was 10 degrees below zero.After the mild December, with no snow for thefirst part, we all minded the horrible change.It was 20 degrees above when I got up thismorning: very much better. Seems like we havesnow every day, and it would be nice to have afew days with sunshine and no snow.SCHOOL NOTESThe kids are all back at school and along withMrs. Larvey are enjoying snowshoeing. I don’tknow who enjoys it most, the kids or Mrs. Larvey.We now are into six weeks of academicachievement with no breaks.This month, we will hold our second annualNational Geographic GeoBee. This is a geographycompetition for our older students, but all of ourK to 6 grade students will attend. To get theexcited for this event, we encourage students tospend time at home looking at maps of all kindsand talking about different places in the world.On Monday, January 14, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, the school will be hosting Sheriff Ray Allento do a presentation and demonstration forfamilies on various safety topics. A free pizzadinner will be provided, and the North Herocommunity has been invited to join us.MENU: Breakfast is served from 7:30 to7:45. Students who are planning to eat breakfastshould arrived by 7:35 so that they have enoughtime before classes begin.Tuesday, January 8- Breakfast: bagel andapple, Lunch: Mexican lasagna, veggies and dip,applesauce; Wednesday, January 9- Breakfast:breakfast sandwich and peaches, Lunch: cornchowder, chicken sandwich and peaches;Thursday, January 10- Breakfast: cinnamonbuns, pears, Lunch: pork roast, mashed potatoesand gravy, corn, rolls, pears; Friday, January 11-Breakfast: bulls-eye eggs, apple, Lunch: macaroniand cheese, green beans, corn bread, peaches;Monday, January 14- Breakfast: cereal, oatmealand toast, peaches, Lunch: assorted sandwiches,veggies and dip, apple; K-1 to Flynn with baglunches; Tuesday, January 15- Breakfast: bagelsand peaches, Lunch: chicken and veggie stir-fry,fried rice, egg rolls, peaches.All meals served with juice and milk.JOKE OF THE WEEK!A gentleman was much surprised when thegood-looking young lady greeted him by saying,“Good evening.” He could not remember everhaving seen her before. She evidently realizedthat she had made a mistake, for she apologized,and explained: “Oh, I’m sorry. When I first sawyou I thought you were the father of two of mychildren.”She walked on while the man stared afterher. She did not realize, of course, that he wasunaware of the fact that she was a school teacher.HAVE A GREAT WEEK!Death NoticesEDWARD W. BLUTOA Mass of Christian Burial was celebratedon Friday December 21, 2012 at 11 am in SaintJoseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Isle by Fr.Maurice Rainville.Special remembrances were by Julie Elkinswho did a tribute to her grandfather andScott Elkins who did a reading from MikeCunningham.Scripture readings were by Carol Racineand Bill LePage. Vocal selections were by Ginaand Meagan Sears. Organist was Jim Cota.Offertory gifts were presented by Michaeland Lindsey Sears.Burial followed in the Grand Isle Cemeterywith Fr. Rainville offering committal prayers.Bearers were Luke Elkins, Seth Elkins,Edward R. Bluto Jr., Andrew Sears, BenjaminSeward, and David Justice.Arrangements were by the Minor FuneralHome in Milton.RICHARD ALAN CHASERichard Alan Chase, age 61, of Alburgh,died Saturday afternoon December 29, 2012, athis West Shore residence with his companionBarbara at his side.Born in Ayer, Massachusetts on August2, 1951, he was the son of the late RichardEarl and Gabrielle (Boisvert) Chase. He waseducated in Massachusetts schools graduatingfrom Ayer High School. He has been a residentof Alburgh since 1999. For most of hisworking life, Richard has worked as a tractortrailer driver for Madigan Lime of Lancaster,Massachusetts.Survivors include two children, SheriMiner her husband Steve and their son Brodyof Groton, Massachusetts and Shane Chaseof Ayer, Massachusetts. He also leaves hissister, Judy Jarvis of Alburgh and his faithfullongtime companion Barbara Nicoletti also ofAlburgh.Graveside Funeral Services will take placein the spring at Saint Amadeus Cemetery inAlburgh.Gifts in Richard’s memory may be madeto the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 PrimRoad, Colchester 05446.Prize Bingo to BenefitAlburgh 8 th GradeClass TripThere will be a prize bingo on Sunday,January 27 at the Alburgh Legion to benefit the8th grade’s class trip to New York. They are soclose to their goals and they need your help toreach them! Some of the prizes include: onenightstay in a hotel, massage gift certificates,salon gift certificates, ten movie passes, foradults and children, spa certificates, and muchmore. The prize for the Coverall game will be a32-inch flat screen television. More informationon admission prices and times to follow, or callTawnya Poquette at 796-3741.Local StudentReceives Scholarshipat Clarkson UniversityTravis M. Stetson of Swanton, a seniormajoring in electrical engineering at ClarksonUniversity, receivedthe Sisson FamilyEndowed Scholarshipand the Jay P. Smee ‘52Memorial EndowedScholarship during the2012-2013 academicyear.Clarkson Universityis grateful to its manydonors of endowed,sponsored, and ShareClarkson scholarships.Scholarship support isessential to providingstudents with thefinancial resourcesThe Islander, January 8, 2013 Page 15necessary to achieve their goal of a Clarksoneducation.New Citizens SwornInat Milton High SchoolThe United States Citizenship and ImmigrationServices (USCIS) presented 31 citizenshipcandidates to the Vermont District Court duringa special venue naturalization ceremony at theMilton High School on Monday, January 7. USCISAssociate Regional Director, Shelley Goodwin,presented the candidates to the Honorable JohnM. Conroy, U.S. Magistrate Judge for U.S. DistrictCourt Vermont District, who administered theOath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens.Milton High School Principal, Anne Blake,welcomed the citizenship candidates and theirguests. The Honorable Conroy addressed thenew Americans. Boy Scout Troops 603 and 631members presented the colors. Students andfaculty provided musical selections and a specialreading.The citizenship candidates representedthe following 20 countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, China,Congo-Kinshasa, Germany, Indonesia, Jamaica,Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Pakistan,Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, UnitedKingdom, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia.USCIS naturalization ceremonies in Vermontare judicial ceremonies, and with court approval,this ceremony was held at the Milton High Schoolto increase public awareness of the United Statescitizenship process and to enhance the school’scurriculum.A. H. 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# 1 in Grand Isle County!!ISLANDS REALTYSHARI233-6392FRANZ777-7646EVAN999-6277CARLA363-5758LINDA598-9322CRAIG372-4179TIM236-1402www.lakechamplainrealestate.comGRAND ISLE- Creative Lakefront Retreatprivately situated on 1.5 acres w/200’of deep, clean, Lake Champlain frontage.Expansive easterly views! Manyextras! This home has been thoughtfullyredesigned by it’s architect owner. Call formore details. $795,000.ALBURGH- Texas sized, 5 BR/5 BA, renovatedhome on 4.32 acres with 550’ eastfacing direct lakefront. Gourmet kitchenwith granite, 2 master bedroom suites,Jacuzzi tub & sauna, game/exercise room,large room for entertaining complete withbar, in ground pool & more. $595,000.NORTH HERO- Well appointed and spacious4 BR/4 BA home constructed withquality materials; tile, marble & cherryflooring & cherry kitchen cabinets w/granitecountertops. 3 car garage w/heatedworkshop. 10.2 acres w/shared lake frontage.$569,000.GRAND ISLE- Lovely 4 BR/2 BA Colonialon two acres. Open floor planw/some hardwood flooring, granite inthe kitchen & baths, cedar cathedralceilings, balcony, oversized 2 car garage& more. $319,000.NORTH HERO- Many updates in thissuper cute Holiday Point cottage w/120’of lakeshore & expansive easterly views.Wrap-round porch. Open design interior.New HW floors & vintage shiplap trim. Private.71 acre lot and includes 1/7th interestin 200ft Sand beach only 300 feet from theproperty. Now $199,900.SOUTH HERO- Rustic, year round cottageon the lake in very desirable location onprivate road. 112’ of nice gradual shalebeach w/great water quality. Fireplace. 4season sleeping porch with lots of windowsto enjoy the amazing lake, mountain& island views. 12x20 outbuilding andshed for extra storage. Now $309,000.SOUTH HERO- Extremely private 3 BRupdated year round home w/300’ of westfacing direct lakeshore & 3.20 acres. The3rd story serves as a bunkroom in thesummer. Approx. 20 minutes to Burlington.Great rental potential @ $2,850. per weekduring summer. $699,900.GRAND ISLE- Updated 3 BR/2 BAcontemporary with 180’ of lakefronton the east shore. Open interior design.Huge screened porch. 4+ cargarage. 1.1 acres. Panoramic LakeChamplain & Green Mountain views.NOW $475,000.ISLE LA MOTTE- Well maintained 2bedroom cottage on 1 acre lot with112’ of Lake Champlain frontageon the West Shore. 1 car garage.Gorgeous lake sunsets & AdirondackMountain views. A must see at$299,900.NORTH HERO- This Year-round Cape hasan amazing value featuring 4 BR’s/2 updatedbaths, HW flooring, updated kitchen,FP, wrap around deck, 1.3 acres of meticulouslymaintained yard with tons ofperennials and 200’ of westerly lakefront,oversized 2 car garage & more. NOW$299,500MONTGOMERY- Spacious & comfortable4 BR/ 2 BA home. If you lovecountry living or just want to be closeto the Jay Peak ski area, this is thehome for you. Plenty of room to roamwith 4.50 acres. $145,000.ALBURGH- Beautiful one level home& year round guest house with 237’ ofclean west facing broad Lake Champlainfrontage and 10.2 private acresof land. Spectacular views! Thisproperty boasts both quality & class!$445,000.COLCHESTER- Beautiful 3 BR/2.5BA home with fully fenced backyard.This home features some HW flooring,swimming pool, new deck, kitchenisland, paved drive, 2 car attachedgarage & more. $339,900.GRAND ISLE- Incredible 3 BR/5 BA yearround lakefront retreat with 400’ directly onLake Champlain and 4.90 park-like acresin exclusive neighborhood. Majestic lake& mountain views. To many amenities tomention here. Please call for more details.NOW $895,000.SWANTON- Exceptional 2 BR/2 BA homebuilt in 2006. HW flooring, radiant heat,open floor plan, heated 2 car garage& solar panels to help with electric bills.Located on lovely Hog Island Road with0.49 acre & deeded Lake Champlain access.NOW $199,900.GRAND ISLE- Sunny, 1 level, 3 BRCottage w/140’ of direct lakefrontw/panoramic lake & sunset views.Great place for entertaining! 17x15deck right on the lake. Big 16x24 outbuildingfor boat, kayaks, and watertoys. Now $314,000ALBURGH- Very private, 3 BR/2.5 BAhome on 14.34 acres. Open interior designwith vaulted ceiling. Attached 2 cargarage with storage/unfinished livingspace above. Sub-division possibilitiesw/almost 800’ of road frontage. Now$189,900.ALBURGH- Almost new 3 bedroom, 3bath (one with whirlpool), year roundhome, directly on Lake Champlain withnice beach. One car detached garage.Move in condition just unpack and enjoyall that Lake Champlain has to offer. Mustsee at only $254,000.2 Ferry Road, South Hero, VT 05486-0122 4 South Main Street, Alburgh, VT 05440-0020Office: 802-372-5777 Office: 802-862-0124 Office: 802-796-3426

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