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 on: December 07, 2018, 09:59:08 AM 
Started by dvallett - Last post by dvallett
Come check us out at this awesome little venue on 8 N Winooski Ave in Burlington. Great beer and food too! www.buckhollers.com

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 on: November 30, 2018, 08:25:01 AM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet
Frank and his wife Betsy opened a store where Steeple Market is now in 1981.

Obituary for Frank Andrew Berardinelli

Monkton

Frank Andrew Berardinelli, 83, passed away at his home on Friday November 16, 2018. He was born on January 10, 1935 in Stamford, Connecticut to the late Domenico and Inez (Bertola) Berardinelli. Frank was a wonderful, kind, honorable and loving man who was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.

Frank was very proud of his first-generation Italian-American heritage and was fluent in Italian. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1952. After graduation, he served his country as a proud member of the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956. After meeting Betsy Irish at a local Stamford soda fountain, they were married on February 27, 1960, in Stamford, CT where they started their family. Frank managed transportation services for Consolidated Diesel until 1967 when the family moved to Vermont to open Berardinelli’s General Store in Fletcher. Frank and Betsy owned this store until it burned down in 1979. After purchasing and renovating St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Fairfax, they opened the second Berardinelli’s General Store in 1981 and owned the store until 1995 when they both retired.

During the years that the family lived in Fletcher, they also had a camp on Metcalf Pond where many family and friends made lots of happy memories. Frank enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren to fish, entertaining family and friends, dancing, watching and armchair-coaching the New York Giants, sharing his love of J&B Scotch with whoever would join him, and engaging in lively political discussions. While in Fletcher, he volunteered as the Town Fire Warden and was a member of the Town Zoning Commission.

After retirement, Frank and Betsy enjoyed traveling to Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Canada, and across the U.S. In 2000, Frank and Betsy moved to Grand Island, FL where he joined the community social club and started and managed the bi-weekly coffee mornings at Sun Lake Estates for many years. During his time in Florida, Frank was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed playing golf, relaxing in the hot tub, participating in the Miss Sun Lake pageants and other club activities. He was an excellent card playerand was very proud of his Texas Hold‘em championship wins.

In 2014, Frank and Betsy moved back to Vermont to be closer to family. Frank was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. He could often be found enjoying time with his grand puppies, watching action movies and visiting with family and friends.

Frank is survived by his wife Betsy Irish Berardinelli of Monkton; his children: Lynn Berardinelli of Monkton; Dominick Berardinelli and his wife Beth of Dillon, CO; Edward R. Berardinelli of Fairfax; Deborah (Berardinelli) Hamblin and her husband Mark of Monkton; Brenda Berardinelli Lombardo and her husband John of Essex Junction; his grandchildren: Mark Brito; Stephanie Hamblin; Katie Hamblin; Jeremy Pianalto and his wife Sarah. He is also survived by:Steve Brito, son-in-law of Cotuit, MA; Marge (Irish) Jagodzinksi and her husband George; Ronald Irish and his wife Barbara,Linda (Irish) Turner and her husband Robert; Christine (Irish) Williams; Valerie Irish; Sheila (Irish) Reece and her husband Bret; Mark Irish and his wife Debra. He is also survived by several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his daughter Sylvia Berardinelli Brito; Brother Edward J. Berardinelli; Sister Vanda B. Taddeo; Brothers-in law and sisters-in-law:Charles (Joe) Irish; Janet (Irish) Carpenter; Larry (Ike) Iris; David Williams.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. at A. W. Rich Funeral Home – Fairfax Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Frank’s honor may be made to:
American Legion Post #19, Attn: Alan Smith, PO Box 292, Bristol, VT 05443.
The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.
To send flowers to the family of Frank Andrew Berardinelli, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

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 on: November 25, 2018, 12:25:47 PM 
Started by mkr - Last post by mkr
Hello,
I am a registered provider in Fairfax. My program currently holds 4 stars and participates in the food program. I am CPR & First Aid Certified. I have over 10 years of experience and excellent references.   

My program currently has one rare opening (child must be 2 years old by January 15, 2019) . This position is available immediately. Please call or email me if you are interested or have any questions.
Allison
849-0554

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 on: November 19, 2018, 10:37:32 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Winter Warm-up

Its a chilly, winter wonderland outside! Come inside for a day full of fitness to warm yourself up!! The Fairfax Rec Department is helping to put on a fundraiser to benefit the reconstruction of our soon to be Community Center. This is a great way to meet your local fitness instructors and see what is happening in Fairfax. Classes include Zumba with Shelby, Off Your Rocker with Liz Griffin, Strength Training with Callie, Circuit Training with Erin, Body Tone with Gail, Yoga with Michelle, and nutrition with Kailee.

Registration starts at 8:30 in the Main Lobby of BFA Fairfax and the event begins at 9:00 a.m. with a group warm-up and instructor introductions. From there we will be having 2-3 classes taking place at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30, all lasting 40-45 minutes. You get to choose the class you go to, or you can skip an hour session of classes to take advantage of RiseVT’s smoothie bike that will be there for you to make your own smoothie. Don’t worry about being able to exercise for 3-4 hours, some classes will be low-impact, more instructional than practical, and there will be at least one nutrition workshop. We will finish the day with a group cool down and raffle prizes.

Full-day event costs $20, if you would like to participate in a single class it is $10. Day of registration gets you 1 raffle ticket, early registration will get you 3 raffle tickets. Early registration can be done at the Town offices or by emailing danielle.haley.802@gmail.com

FREE CHILDCARE. NHS students will be helping our own Nicole from the Fairfax Library who has created lots of fun activities for your children to keep them busy for the entire time.

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 on: November 19, 2018, 10:33:28 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
If you, or someone you know who lives  in Fairfax or Fletcher could use  some support this holiday season,   Operation Happiness would like to help!  We can help provide food baskets and toys for children.

Please contact Rev. Liz Griffin
802-849-6588
From : November 26 to December 4 between 8:30-3:00
Leave a detailed messsage. Your call will be returned.

Food Box distribution will be at the Fairfax Community Center (formerly the Baptist Church Building) on Main Street Fairfax, December 15,  from 8:30-noon!
 Please be prompt. If you cannot come, please arrange for someone to pick up your box for you.

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 on: November 14, 2018, 03:52:51 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Fairfax Community Library
Trustees’ Meeting
Fairfax Room
November 7, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 3:30.   Present were: Pat Gallant, Liz Griffin, Eric Foreman, Ellen Holmes-Henry, and Christina Fearon.

There was neither correspondence nor public input.

The minutes of the October 18 meeting were reviewed, and after minor changes (changing the comment to “bullet proof film” on the windows, not “glass”--and eliminating “very” from Ellen’s overdue books conversation) the minutes were approved.

There was no formal treasurer’s report, as there has been no real change since last meeting. Eric reported that the CD, which has $6200.22, could be  automatically rolled over into a CD of the same terms, but we are still within the window of time for making changes. We decided that, rather than rolling it over for the prior lengthy term, he will go to the bank and renew it for a year’s time, at a variable interest rate, (currently at 1.66%). It  can be renewed at the end of the year for a year, or rolled into a longer period of time. It was decided to withdraw $1000 from the CD and put that money in the Trustees savings account which is depleting.

The trustees went into executive session at 3:43 to discuss personnel.

The trustees came out of executive session at 4:19.

Christina made a motion to hire Emily Diguilo as permanent full time Library Director. This was seconded by Eric and approved unanimously by the trustees.  Emily was called into the meeting to inform her of the board’s decision and she accepted. Pat will send her an e-mail to confirm the job description and terms of employment we discussed.

The trustees went back into executive session at 4: 22 to discuss budget and personnel.

The trustees came out of executive session at 5: 15.
They voted to approved the budget as it stands. It  will be discussed with  the Town Manager by Eric and Pat in the near future, prior to submitting it to the Select Board.   The trustees gave Pat and Eric authority to accept any modifications to the budget that might be proposed at this meeting as long as any increase in the bottom line does not exceed 3%. This proposal was presented by Chris, seconded by Liz, and approved.

Chris will review the strategic plans of other libraries and bring some ideas for how to examine our current strategic plan, revise it, and extend it for the coming year.  This approach gives the Trustess the opportunity to attend to other library business that arises, and we will revisit the strategic plan again at the end of 2019. 

The next meeting will be January 10 at 6:30.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:32.

Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Griffin, secretary.





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 on: November 11, 2018, 07:54:19 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
James Melvin Dunn

Colchester, VT - James Melvin Dunn passed away Wednesday November 7, 2018 in Colchester, VT. He was born in North Troy, Vt, November 21, 1934, the son of the late Melvin and Mary (Duffy) Dunn.

Jim was a graduate of North Troy High School. He joined the Army in 1951, where he served with the 11th Airborne Division, 508 Regimental Combat Team and 187 Regimental Combat Team during the Korean Conflict. After returning home, he joined the Vermont National Guard where he remained active for 32 years before retiring as Lieutenant Colonel.

While a member of the Guard, he served in many positions. Much of his time was spent with the 1st Bn 172 Armor. He became Commander in 1980.

In 2001, Jim became Commander of the Vermont State Guard where he had many successful accomplishments.

Jim also served as a village trustee in Alburgh, VT. for many years, along with serving on the Board of Directors at Enosburgh Falls County Club in Vt.

He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post 1, St. Albans, Vt.

Jim was a partner and Vice President of Omega Electric Company for 30 years. During that time, he was very proud of the young men and women he introduced to the electrical trade.

In addition to his wife Barbara, Mr. Dunn leaves two sons, Dennis(Cheryl) of Alburgh, Vt. and Robert of Burlington, Vt., 3 daughters Sheryl (Ron) of Poultny, Vt., Terri of Fairfax Vt., and Judy of St. Albans, Vt.

Two stepdaughters, Tammy( Joe) Coryea of Peru, NY and Carol(Matt) Andre of Saranac, NY. Also surviving Jim are several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Jim was predeceased by his sisters Fratia Marsh and Lois Guyette and a brother, Andrew.

Jim liked to spend his winters in Florida with his loving wife. He enjoyed playing golf with his buddies.

In accordance with Jim's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Keeseville NY.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY

To light a memorial candle or leave an online condolence please visit www.healdfuneralhomeinc.com
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Nov. 9, 2018

 8 
 on: November 08, 2018, 09:09:47 PM 
Started by Barbara - Last post by Mary Beerworth
Best wishes Barbara Murphy as you embark on your next term. Congratulations on winning.
Please defend gun owners, taxpayers and the most vulnerable, as you negotiate the next two years as our State Representative, Mary Beerworth



 9 
 on: November 07, 2018, 11:29:10 AM 
Started by Barbara - Last post by Barbara
Thank you to everyone whose vote allows me to continue to serve Fairfax. It truly is my honor. Please continue to reach out to me at bmurphy@leg.state.vt.us whether you voted for me or not. My desire is to be a representative for our community, not just those who cast their vote for me.

 10 
 on: November 06, 2018, 03:36:46 PM 
Started by dvallett - Last post by dvallett
The Buck Hollers (www.buckhollers.com) bring their Americana roots style music back to El Toro in Morrisville this Sat., Nov. 10, 7-9. In addition to folk, bluegrass, country, and Irish classics, come check out some of our new tunes and enjoy great local and authentic Mexican cuisine. 

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