50th Memorial Day Parade & Video

by Middletown Springs on June 10, 2019

The Middletown Springs ‘Memorial Day Parade Committee’ pulled off the 50th edition of this small-town Memorial celebration. And…..it didn’t rain on the MTS Memorial Day Parade!

PEGTV’s video of the parade may be found at www.pegtv.com and then click video on demand tab, and it is posted under recent videos or the direct link to the video is  https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/MFXsvSYzjQOlecorW3Sq8GyBkhIm0OQN/media/484927?autostart=false&showtabssearch=true&fullscreen=false&jwsource=em
Many thanks to Chris McCormack at PEGTV who did the editing and produced a very fine video of the 50th Memorial Day Parade.  Thanks also to Bill C who did the filming.  

As you may know, since the local Grange No. 476 dissolved several years ago, a rag-tag group of volunteers have worked behind the scenes to keep this tradition alive. This is only a PARTIAL list of thank you’s to some of the volunteers; there are many others whose help and assistance we all appreciate. MR. B (Bob Bruttomesso) for his tireless organization and communication skills; Linda Peavy (and Jenn Tifft’s 5th & 6th grade class) for their interest and learning and presentations on the Green; Stan Achey – emcee extraordinaire;Sally Achey for researching and presenting the powerful message of the Gold Star mom’s letter. Mathews George and the Community Church participation; Alice Hoisington for taking charge of the parade lineup; Herb Childress for his assistance with the lineup as well.

Justin Haynes for coordinating and cordoning off all of the parking/no parking areas; Luke Larson for providing the trailer at the 4-corners; Tom and Linda Hurcomb for coordinating and setting up for the PEG-TV broadcast; Pat Hemenway, Chris Fenton,  and Cheryl Mahoney for narrating the event. Emmett Francois, Bob Haynes, Tyler Manning, and Rich Alberti and other veterans participating in the program. Melissa Chesnut-Tangerman for all of her assistance, organization, and communication contacts; and Vicki Arseneault (and staff at Grant’s Village Store) for helping to collect donations, sell T-shirts, and everything else that she routinely does for this Town.

All of the staff and students in MSES for their study and participation; and to each and every organization and individual who marched and/or created a float of some kind. We couldn’t provide a Parade without citizen engagement and participation, and we all appreciate an enthusiastic and responsive audience.

The Committee also has a good selection of 50th anniversary T-shirts remaining for sale; sizes S/M/L/XL/2XL and ONLY $10.00 each. Hats with mesh backs/snap closure are also available for only $10. While we have raised $650.00 so far from these sales, the break-even point is $925.00, so we still have a ways to go. Get yours while you still can!! They are sure to be collectors items!

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International Make Music Day at the Library, June 21

by Middletown Springs on June 10, 2019

Friday, June 21 is International Make Music Day – all over the world people celebrate the power of music by sharing it. Big Heavy World in Burlington is coordinating Make Music Day in Vermont, and our Library will host Middletown Springs musicians and music lovers to share free and joyful music. 

We’ll be set up outside unless it’s rainy – then indoors (and unamplified) – from 12 noon until 7:30.  If you want to offer your music during that time, you can use the first link below to sign up through the website, or you can email the library or call Melissa at 235-2050 to schedule a specific time slot.  If you don’t want to commit but just want to check it out, come on by. We’ll be open and waiting to see what spontaneous music will be made!

https://bigheavyworld.com/makemusic

http://www.makemusicday.org

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Town & School Election Results

March 6, 2019

The Middletown Springs Town Meeting had a remarkably low turnout: 66 in attendance at the Monday informational meeting, and 246 votes cast in Tuesday’s election. This was well below the 321 and 349 of the past two Town Meetings.   For those Town elected offices with candidates standing, all candidates were elected, receiving at least […]

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2019 Town Meeting – Candidates!

February 20, 2019

2019 Town Meeting – Candidates Running for office on the 2019 Town Meeting Ballot Voting at the Historical society dining room – Tuesday March 5, 2019 As you will see there are a number of important positions that are lacking candidates and we have no contested races. If you are interested in serving in any of […]

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Unofficial Election Results, November 6, 2018

November 7, 2018

For the most up-to-date statewide results, please go to vtelectionresults.sec.state.vt.us . Middletown Springs had the highest vote turnout in memory, with 460 voters coming through the polling center. By comparison, the presidential election of November 2016 had 420 voters. Thanks to everyone who turned out to vote, and who did the work of registering new voters over […]

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Register to Vote

October 15, 2018

New to town or newly 18… register to vote. Voter registration forms available at the Town Clerk’s Office and at the Library,  or register online with the Secretary of State.  Deadline to register to vote is November 6.  If you would like to make sure your name is on the checklist, the Secretary of State […]

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Author Yvonne Daley Reads…

October 3, 2018

“Going Up the Country” AUTHOR YVONNE DALEY READS FROM HER BOOK October 14, 2 pm At the Middletown Springs Historical Society “Going Up the Country”, is part oral history, part nostalgia-tinged narrative, and part clear-eyed analysis of the multi-faceted phenomenon collectively referred to as the counterculture movement in Vermont. Yvonne will read from her book […]

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Vermont Plants talks at the Library

August 7, 2018

Going Local: Vermont Plants Sunday Afternoons at the Library Series “Wild things that make my heart sing” Wild herbs and other edibles in our community July 9 at 2 p.m. Presented by Leslie Silver “Natives in your garden” Tips on incorporating natives in your garden, especially pollinating gardens, and landscaping. July 22 at 2 p.m. […]

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Strawberry Festival – June 24

June 11, 2018

Shortcake is the centerpiece of the Strawberry Festival Local artists, craftsmakers and musicians will join  Historical Society volunteers to present the 43nd Annual Middletown Springs Strawberry Festival. Admission is free. Strawberry lovers are invited on Sunday, June 24 from 2 to 4 pm to the Historical Society on the Green.  The festival features delicious strawberry shortcake made […]

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Maple Festival Offers Sweet Fun

March 8, 2018

  Maple lore & demonstrations, sweet treats from local kitchens, a raffle and a silent auction featuring local artists and craftspersons, merchants and professionals highlight the 30th Annual Maple Festival of the Middletown Springs Historical Society on Sunday, March 18 from 1-4 pm. The event will feature a demonstration of early maple sugarmaking in a cast […]

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