Strawberry Festival – June 24

by Middletown Springs on 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 with fresh Vermont strawberries, homemade biscuits, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, along with iced tea, lemonade or coffee.

Local artists and craftspeople will display and sell their work, including maple products, jewelry, photography, knitted items, honey and beeswax products.  Items donated by Historical Society members and friends will also be for sale to benefit the organization.

Paul Morgan and friends  enliven  the afternoon with acoustic music, and there will be children’s activities.

The Historical Society Museum will be open all afternoon, as well as on Sunday afternoons through October. Admission is free. 

On view in the Museum is the exhibit,  “Saving Sylvanus”, about Sylvanus Haynes (1768- 1826), the first pastor of the Baptist church in Middletown.  In addition are exhibits on the Montvert Hotel and Mineral Springs, and the Middletown History Timeline.

The Mineral Springs Park, located nearby, is open every day, year round.

For more information, contact Pat Hemenway at 235-2421 or David Wright at 235-2376.

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Maple Festival Offers Sweet Fun

by Middletown Springs on 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 iron kettle over an open fire. Local sugarmaker Ryan Mahar and historians David Wright and Jon Mathewson will give a presentation on maple sugaring history and current practice using examples from the Historical Society collection.

Delicious maple desserts created by Historical Society members, Vermont maple products and new 2018 syrup will be available for sale. Pancakes, old-fashioned sugar on snow and maple cotton candy are always favorites.

Acoustic music and kids’ activities enliven the free afternoon event. Videos about Vermont maple sugaring will be shown continuously.

Silent auction offers include stay at vacation condo; Killington ski & golf passes; 100 gallons of heating oil; genealogical research; lessons in billiards/pool, spinning, or horseback riding; computer consulting; a wine and cheese basket; a Cabot cheese basket; a planted container of annuals; a homemade quilt as well as other fine craft items; homemade pies; maple syrup; a Vermont Teddy Bear; dining gift certificates and other donations from area businesses. 

A raffle drawing with many prizes including $100.00 and $50.00 in cash, maple syrup and maple products, craft items, and gift certificates from local businesses will go on during the festival.

Museum exhibits on Middletown Springs history are on view during the festival. Admission is free and the building is handicap accessible.

For more information about the Maple Festival call David Wright at 235-2376 or Pat Hemenway at 235-2421.

Unofficial Town Meeting Vote Counts

March 8, 2018

Here are the unofficial Town Meeting vote counts from Tuesday’s election, on a total vote count of 320, a little low compared to last year’s Town Meeting of 349. The short report is all Ballot Articles passed. Laura Castle was re-elected as Town Clerk. All unopposed candidates all won. There were a number of write-ins […]

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Pie For Breakfast – March 10

February 6, 2018

Spring must be coming, the trustees at the Middletown Springs Public Library are once again serving up PIE for BREAKFAST!  On Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 8am-11am, they will be serving up PIE with tea, coffee, or juice. The slices are cut thin so it is easy to try many different varieties. Pies are both […]

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GOT NEWS? for January Town Newsletter

December 22, 2017

January Issue of the middleTOWN NEWSletter will be published on January 5.  All news must be submitted no later than January 1. Send news to middletownspringslibrary@gmail.com The middleTOWN NEWSletter is published digitally – on or near the first of the month.  It is posted to the town website, announced on FPF, and send to your […]

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Holiday Craft Fair – Dec 3

November 27, 2017

Come to the 23rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Sunday December 3, 10 am – 3 pm at the Middletown Springs School. This one-stop shop will cover many people on your list: choose among syrup and honey, paintings, wreaths, soaps, woodenware, pottery, crafts and so much more. Over 25 exhibitors …  Food sale/refreshments to benefit the Memorial […]

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Unofficial Results of Tuesday’s Special Election

June 7, 2017

There were 260 total votes cast in Tuesday’s special election. Article 1, the proposed repeal of the junk ordinance, failed by a vote of 115-144, with 1 blank. Article 2, the continued property tax exemption for the firehouse, passed by a vote of 206-53, with 1 blank. Article 3, the funding of the Memorial Day […]

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Unofficial Results from Town Meeting – 2017

March 8, 2017

What follows are UNOFFICIAL election results from Middletown Springs. These are from the tabulator tape, and the counting crew was still at work hand-examining ballots when these numbers were released.  Official results will come from the Town Clerk once certified. If there’s anything where the margin of lead was smaller than the blank or spoiled […]

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Act 46 Community Forum

November 9, 2016

A community forum will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday November 14 at the Middletown Springs Elementary School. School board members and administrators will provide an update on our school district’s efforts to improve educational opportunities, lower costs, and meet the requirements of Act 46 by merging with another school district.

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Register to Vote by Nov. 2

October 24, 2016

As we prepare for what will be a momentous election, we want to encourage anyone who has not yet done so to register to vote, no later than Wednesday November 2. Full instructions for voter registration can be found at the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office, at https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/voters/registration.aspx . The easiest and fastest way to […]

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