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 on: January 15, 2018, 06:26:48 PM 
Started by dvallett - Last post by dvallett
Come check out why Seven Days says "The Buck Hollers know how to get boots a'tappin!" We'll be back at Twiggs in St. Albans this Saturday from 7:00 - 9:30 PM. Hope to see lots of familiar and new faces.  www.buckhollers.com

 on: January 15, 2018, 03:18:15 PM 
Started by LibraryPrograms - Last post by LibraryPrograms
Too cold to play outside? Come to the library! We've got lots of great programs for children and adults.

Tuesday, January 16, 9:30-10:30am: Preschool Story Hour: Shapes
Join us for themed stories, songs, and activities for ages 0-6. No registration necessary for Story Hour.

Thursday, January 18, 3:15-4/4:45 Chess Club continues for those registered.

Thursday, January 18, 6:30-7:30pm: Armchair Travels: Dominican Republic and Rome
You dont need a passport for this trip. Live vicariously through pictures and stories of a local familys trips to the Dominican Republic and Rome.

Saturday, January 20, 9-11am: Tech Help
Get help with individual tech questions. You can ask any technological question and/or bring in a device with which you need help. You will be ably assisted by our techie, Josiah. Call to reserve a half hour time slot, or drop in.

Monday, January 22, 3-4pm: Crafternoon: Storytelling Rocks
Kids ages 6+ will paint rounded river rocks with story elements and play a storytelling game. Must register.

To register for any programs at the Fairfax Community Library, call 849-2420.

 on: January 13, 2018, 08:40:56 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
Robert Couture Town of Fairfax transferred property at 3 Deer Run Road to Kristopher &   transferred property at 15 East Road, Unit 108 to William Bouffard & Katelyn Schraml, $197,000.

Champlain Housing Trust, Inc. transferred property at 5 East Road, Unit 103 to Meagan Sears & Lucas West, $193,000.

Sarah Hull transferred property at 52 Sunrise Road to Brittany Downs, $240,000.

Fecteau Residential Inc. dba Fecteau Homes transferred property at 5 Hidden Valley Road to Bradford & Jessie Davis, '99,820.

Kristopher & Nichole Garrow transferred property at 3 Deer Run Road to Megan Goodell, $269,000.

O & R Realty, LLC transferred property at 75 Bushey Road to Kristopher & Nichole Garrow, $331,500.

Estate of Gilbert Fortin transferred property at 320 Nichols Road to Hiedi Hadley, $239,000.

Alexandria & Jacob Kent transferred property at 5 East Road, Suite 103 to Champlain Housing Trust, Inc., $138,000.

 on: January 12, 2018, 10:00:21 PM 
Started by Fairfax Librarian - Last post by Fairfax Librarian
Tech Help drop in has been moved from tomorrow to NEXT Saturday, 1/20. Same time, 9-11. Stop in for help with a device or use the library's computers and get help with email, downloading ebooks, printing, whatever you need!

 on: January 12, 2018, 02:20:48 PM 
Started by Barbara - Last post by Barbara
Monday afternoon the House Chamber was honored to hold the 2018 Vermont Presidential Scholars Ceremony. BFA Fairfax’s senior Shannon Mahoney was one of the twenty six students chosen from Vermont to receive this award for her strong academic work and community service. It was inspiring to be present to listen to the introduction of each recipient and hear of their accomplishments and aspirations. Vermont’s future is in good hands.
Upon the falling of the gavel Tuesday morning a presentation on the House Sexual Harassment Policy took place. This ensured that all members are now informed as to expectations of conduct and how to handle improper behavior. Following the presentation the political party caucus’s weekly meetings were held. The flow of a typical week is that floor is at 10 AM Tues, 1 PM Wed and Thurs and 9:30 AM on Friday with committee work throughout the week.
Tuesday afternoon the Transportation Committee was given a general overview and update of the agency by Secretary Joe Flynn and several division directors. A few highlights include an 85% success rate in on-time delivery of advertised VTrans projects, a heads up for the intent to move to not accept checks at DMV based on a five year average of $60,000 in returned checks annually, and the sale of the state airplane.
Updates on winter maintenance focused on a shift in the enhancer used to give salt brine better adherence to the road surface. The “brown sticky” substance has been replaced with one that is as effective in lesser quantities, inhibits some of the corrosive properties of the salt and is less opaque. Snow and ice control on the highways was challenged by the week’s temperatures but our winter maintenance crew worked diligently to meet Vermont’s safe-roads-at-safe-speeds policy.
Information was presented to the Transportation committee on the status of aspects of the Rail program. An inspection/study tour in July provided agreement on what is left to be done to finalize the return of Amtrak’s Montrealer. A representative for Operation Life Saver spoke to this organization’s work through volunteer speakers at schools and organizations in bringing awareness to the danger at railroad crossings and noted that in 2017 there was one death at a crossing.
Other witnesses before the Transportation committee included representatives of the Associated General Contractors of Vermont who spoke to the current Administrations understanding of the needs of the transportation world, including greater support for technical and trade education and the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance who presented the Governor’s Highway Safety Plan update. It was stated that the message has been changed from ‘don’t drink and drive’ to ‘don’t drive impaired’ and highlighted the need to combat distracted driving and to enhance seat belt use.
Joint Fiscal and Legislative council staff is holding Tax Workshops every Friday in January during the lunch hour.  The hour allows for a limited amount of information but the first two have been informative and helpful. Today’s was on income taxes and federal tax reform, following up on last week’s topic, principles of a high quality tax system. The Ways and Means committee instituted the series to give the members of the General Assembly at large a basis of understanding some tax basics.

 on: January 12, 2018, 07:27:02 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry

Colleen Toof Blake
       Colleen T Blake, 86 of Fairfax died peacefully Wed. Jan. 10, 2018 at the Manor in Morrisville, Vt.

       Colleen was born September 27, 1931 in St Albans, Vt., the daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth Rounds Toof.  She is predeceased by her husband Dean W Blake and her brother Arthur D Toof Jr. She attended B.F.A. Fairfax, and was married on July 15, 1950 at the United Methodist Church of Fairfax. Colleen had a love for music, played the piano, sang at many weddings and was a member of the church choir. She also performed with the Barber Shoppers and a member of The Eastern Stars.

She is survived by her children, Dean W. Blake Jr. of St Albans, Christine Blake Rainville and her husband Claude, Jeff Blake and his wife Johanna of Fairfax. She is survived by 5 Grandchildren, 11 Great grandchildren, and 10 Nieces and Nephews, who will all miss her dearly.

     Funeral services will be held at the Minor Funeral Home on Monday January 15, 2018 at 2 pm with a Social gathering to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Colleen's memory to a charity of one’s choice.

     The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Manor for the excellent care they provided.

 on: January 10, 2018, 12:49:15 PM 
Started by Fairfax Librarian - Last post by Fairfax Librarian
New 01/09/18
American Drifter      Heather Graham
The Black Painting      Neil Olson
Darker               E.L. James
The Duchess Deal      Tessa Dare
The English Wife      Lauren Willig
Ginny Moon            Benjamin Ludwig
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires   Daren Wang
Eliza Hamilton         Susan Holloway Scott
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art
                  Multiple contributors
The Music Shop         Rachel Joyce
Oliver Loving         Stefan Merrill Block
A Revolution of Marina M.   Janet Fitch
The Secret, Book & Scone Society   Ellery Adams
Two Girls Down         Louisa Luna
Unbound            Stuart Woods
The Wife Between Us   Greer Hendricks
The Woman in the Window   A.J. Finn      
Fools and Mortals      Bernard Cornwell
The Mitford Murders   Jessica Fellowes
Red Clocks            Leni Zumas


An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division   
   Dalai Lama
Baby Steps to STEM: Infant and Toddler Science, Technology,
   Engineering, and Math Activities    Jean Barbre
The Better Brain Solution: How to Start Now - at Any Age - to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance...Sharpen Cognitive Function, and Avoid Memory Loss   Steven Masley

Audio Books on CD
Home Sweet Murder      James Patterson
A Legacy of Spies         John Le Carre
The Princess Diarist         Carrie Fisher

 on: January 09, 2018, 01:10:48 PM 
Started by Fairfax Librarian - Last post by Fairfax Librarian
The Library is seeking a Saturday volunteer to help with shelving.  Saturdays are always hopping at the Library and we have just one staff person on duty, so we could really use some help! 

We welcome anyone who can do every Saturday, or every other Saturday.  The Library is open 9-1.  Generally our volunteers come for 1 - 2 hours per shift. 

This is a great way to support your library, give back to the community, and even have something to put on your resume!  Students over age 15 are welcome too. If you are interested, please message here or call the Library at 849-2420 and speak to Debbie or
Joy C.

 on: January 08, 2018, 03:35:53 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth


Fairfax Community Library Board of Trustees Meeting
January 11, 2018
6:30 PM – BFA Main Lobby Conference Room

•   Call to Order

•   Approval of minutes of November 16, 2018 meeting

•   Treasurer’s Report

•   Correspondence

•   Updates
o   New Assistant Librarian
o   Facilities Committee Membership
o   Trustee Vacancies for March Ballot
o   Personnel Policy Update from 11/16 meeting
o   Highlights from Quarterly Report
o   Other

•   New Business
o   Response to Select Board about Budget
o   Trustees and Town Meeting, 2018
o   Town Plan Library Summary
o   Timing of Quarterly Reports (align with fiscal or calendar year?)
o   Set date for next Trustee meeting
o   Other

•   Executive Session
o   Personnel
o   Other

•   Adjourn


 on: January 08, 2018, 10:19:42 AM 
Started by LibraryPrograms - Last post by LibraryPrograms
All Month Long: Winter Reading BINGO
Pick up a BINGO board at the library and record the titles of books you read during January and February in different categories.  If you fill in a row (across, down or diagonal), you can turn your board in for a prize.  We’ll post a list of all the titles read for the game at the end!

Tuesday, January 9, 9:30-10:30am: Preschool Story Hour: Birthdays 
Join us for themed stories, songs, and activities for ages 0-6. No registration necessary for Story Hour.

Tuesday, January 9 and 16, 3-4:30pm: Sewing Club: Beginning Quilting
Youth age 8+ will make a small quilted blanket in this two-part class. Students will meet in the library then go to room #457 to work.  Must register for both sessions. Space is limited. 

Wednesday, January 10, 3-4pm: Lego Club
Kids ages 6+ enjoy themed Lego play after school. Please register.

Wednesday, January 10, 3:15-4:15pm: READ to a DOG
Kids ages 5-10 can read a book of their choice to a fuzzy, friendly dog. Call to reserve a 15-minute slot.

Thursday, January 11, 3:15-4:15pm: Chess Club
Chess club kicks off for those registered.  All players will stay until 4:15 just this first day. Afterwards, Beginners will end at 4pm and Intermediate/Advanced will end at 4:45.

Thursday, January 11, 6:30-8pm: Non-Fiction Book Group discusses Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. “From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class.” Copies are available at the library. New members always welcome.

To register for any programs at the Fairfax Community Library, call 849-2420.

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