2012 Community Calendar

The 2012 Community Calendar or Green Sheet is complete! A printable calendar for the summer including on-going and special events. Be sure to also check the calendar page for additions or changes.

Boil Order in effect for local town water

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.

Greensboro Association sponsors Swimming Lessons at Public Beach

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 announces 25th anniversary tour

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.

Click here to see the full tour schedule.

Tracking Wallace Stegner’s footprints in Vermont’s Earth

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

Community will gather to discuss Underage Drinking Issues and Trends

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.

There is a giveaway of $50.00 Gas Card Coffee & Cookies after the presentation.

Sugar on Snow Party

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.

Ice Fisherman catches 15″ long perch on Caspian

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).