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 on: October 07, 2019, 05:52:33 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Make your reservations now (reservations required)  for the
October 11th 3rd Annual Harvest Dinner!!
Food grown and prepared by the  BFA Farm to School program
Call Amy at 849-6711 to make   reservations
Farm tour 5:00   Dinner at 6:00 - 8:00
  Eat out Friday night!  For a family of 4 or more, only 30.00
6.00 student, 15.00 adult.   
The Harvest Dinner Menu includes:
Chicken with Pesto (Roasted chicken with a choice of pesto)  or Black Bean Chili(vegan)  (all ingredients grown on our farm)
Roasted Vegetables (potatoes, onions, peppers and carrots with a mix of seasonings)
Curried Butternut Squash Soup  (organic squash from the farm, lightly curried)Garden Salad
Applesauce  (Freshly made applesauce with maple syrup)
Vanilla Ice Cream with a Maple Syrup Drizzle
(Vanilla ice cream donated by the Abbey Group with an option of maple syrup tapped from school trees)
(All ingredients from School Farm or locally sourced)

 on: September 29, 2019, 11:49:54 AM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet
Senior Lunch on Tues., Oct 2nd at noon at the Fairfax Fire Station. We we will be having Shepard's Pie. Also, there will be music at 11 and a tea cup auction right after lunch. Please bring an item for the auction. Lots of fun.

 on: September 27, 2019, 09:58:46 AM 
Started by Fairfax Librarian - Last post by Fairfax Librarian
The Fairfax Community Library wants to hear from you!
To better serve our patrons and ensure the future success of our townís library, we need your feedback. Please share your ideas and suggestions by completing a Library Survey during the month of October. You can find the survey by pasting this link into your browser:


Please note: This survey is about the public use of the libraryónot the school library.
We appreciate your time in completing this survey. Thank you.

               The Fairfax Community Library Board of Trustees

 on: September 26, 2019, 08:20:07 AM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet
Jim, who lived in Fairfax during all of his school years has died in Denver where he made his home.   Today 10/2/2019 his obit was in the Free Press so I have copied and pasted for those of you who couldn't see it in the St Albans Messenger on my previous post.

James Soule

Denver, CO - James Soule passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Jim was born in Fairfax, Vermont October 12, 1945, the third son of Richard Cutler Soule and Phyllis McGovern Soule.

Jim graduated from Bellows Free Academy in 1963 with honors. He was salutatorian and had recently won first prize in Time Magazine's Current Events Contest. Jim entered Middelbury College in Middelbury, Vermont and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology. Jim continued his education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and earned a Masters in Science degree in Geology. His thesis was on Structural Geology of the Northern Animas Mountains, Hidalgo County, New Mexico. Jim loved the geology and culture of the West where he remained.

Early in his career, Jim was employed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Central Regional Geology, and the Union Pacific Railroad Company, Natural Resources Division. In these positions, Jim had field assignment in several western states. Jim held a career position with the Colorado Geological Survey from July 1974 until his retirement in August 1999. Jim undertook many applied research projects within CGS Engineering-Geology Section and managed the Land Use-Review Activity in the nineties.

Jim held affiliations with several geological organizations, including Association of Engineering Geologists, Geological Society of America, American Institute of Professional Geologists, and Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists.

Jim is survived by his wife, Evelyn Brooks Soule, daughter, Emily Hodgson-Soule of Salt Lake City, UT, and six siblings. The siblings are: Richard and the late Donna Schwarm Soule of Fairfield, VT, Dr. Thomas and the late Ruth Soule of Glenns Falls, NY, Susan Soule and Dr. Donald McCann of Falmouth, ME, Mary Phyllis Wright and Dr. George Wright of Bangor, ME, Michael Soule of Peterborough, NH, and Timothy and Laura Soule of Cave Creek, AZ. He is also survived by 8 nieces and nephews.

Jim had a life long interest and knowledge of geology, photography, astronomy, and music and high fidelity equipment. Jim had a strong work ethic and lived his life with great integrity. He always enjoyed mentoring younger generations.

Contribution may be made in memory of James McGovern Soule, to Middelbury College or CurePSP.org.

A headstone will be placed in the Soule family plot in Fairfax, VT. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, October 7th at Evelyn's home.

 on: September 20, 2019, 10:20:22 AM 
Started by Fairfax Librarian - Last post by Fairfax Librarian
New Fiction in the Library:
The Testaments: The Sequel to the Handmaidís Tale, by Margaret Atwood
What Rose Forgot, by Nevada Barr
Outfox, by Sandra Brown
Lenobia's Vow: A House of Night Novella (House of Night Novellas), by P. C. Cast
Robert B. Parker's The Bitterest Pill (Jesse Stone, #18), by Reed Farrel Coleman
The Titanic Secret (An Isaac Bell Adventure, #11), by Clive Cussler
Met Her Match, by Jude Deveraux
Evvie Drake Starts Over, by Linda Holmes
How Long 'til Black Future Month?, by N. K. Jemisin
At Deathís Door (Deadmanís Cross, #3), by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Institute, by Stephen King
This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger
29 Seconds, by T.M. Logan
Bomberís Moon (Joe Gunther, #30), by Archer Mayor
The Chain, by Adrian McKinty
Rivalís Break (Sharpe & Donovan, #10), by Carla Neggers
The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett
Killer Instinct, by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
The Ventriloquists, by E. R. Ramzipoor
Pray for the Girl, by Joseph Souza
The Dark Side, by Danielle Steel
The Stranger Inside, by Lisa Unger
Turn of the Key, by Ruth Ware

 on: September 19, 2019, 12:08:27 AM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet

Fairfax - Jim Machia, 85, lived a long and happy life. Jim passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at St. Albans Health and Rehab in St. Albans. He was born on March 3, 1934 son of the late Seymour and Lottie (Cherrier) Machia and grew up in Fairfax in a large family and stayed part of that community his whole life. He had a traditional Vermont upbringing, working on the farm with his siblings and living life the old fashioned way. His family would go to barn dances and those golden memories were very special to him.

He was very talented at making music and dancing and had a remarkable sense of rhythm on the dance floor. He served in the Marine Corps from 1952-56 and played trombone in the military band. Jim was part of the Fairfax Fletcher Westford Band and met many life long friends, and his wife Mary Jane there.

Jim was a carpenter for many years, and later retired from Milton Bradley in Fairfax. He made a lot of friends while working there and would continue to visit there for lunch after he had retired.
Jim enjoyed gardening and loved sharing that experience with his family. His brother Pete and his wife Cathy were great gardeners, too. Jim spent a lot of time at their home in Cambridge. They would finish working in the garden and spend time relaxing in lawn chairs on the back porch, chatting about the good old days.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his sister Lois and her husband Bert Gillespie at their home in Waterville. They played a lot of cards and visited with friends and family together. During deer season, Jim enjoyed spending time at camp with the Gillespie and Machia family. Being in the woods with his nephews and brother-in-law was very special to him.

The homes of Dalton and Grace Machia, Meredith and Cleon Gillilan, Paul and Margaret Machia, Joyce and DIck Allen, and Bruce and Sandy Machia were places he enjoyed spending Saturdays and Sundays, visiting with his family and getting to know their kids and grandchildren. Jimís relationship with his entire family was something special that he cherished.

Jim was blessed with five daughters, and he enriched their lives with lots of love and happy memories. He encouraged all of them to play sports and coached a season or two of little league. When his grandchildren came around later in life he was happy to play ball and spend time outside with them.

Jim enjoyed taking walks and in his 70s started hiking in the Green Mountains. He was always young at heart and will be remembered for his kind spirit, hearty sense of humor and abundant love for life.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Mary Jane Machia, of Fairfax, his daughters Sherry Bean and husband Russell of Rochester, NH, Lynn Bushey and Bobby Ignjatovic of St. Johnsbury, Angela Boisvert of Jericho, Miranda Machia and Rodney Gaudette of Swanton, Martha Machia and Andre Languerand of Wolcott. His brother Bruce Machia and wife Sandy of Wallingford, sisters Meredith Gillilan of Fletcher, Lois Gillespie and husband Bert of Waterville, brothers-in-law John Ellsworth and wife Marje, Jim Ellsworth and Mary Spaulding, 8 grandchildren, Kenny and Daniel Bean, Jennifer Bushey, Amy Jewer, Jesse Bushey, Dreyken Ignjatovic, Brittany Boisvert, Michael Boucher III, 7 great grandchildren, Payton Bean, Trenton Bean, Jonathan Bushey, Trystan Moore-Lanphere, Cailyn Roberge, Tyler Jewer, Kaylee Jewer and many nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by his brothers and their spouses, Pete Machia, Dalton and Grace Machia, Paul and Margaret Machia, sister Joyce Allen, brother-in-law Cleon Gillilan and grandson Kyle Boucher.

Visiting hours will be held at AW Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel on Thursday September 19th from 5-8 pm. A celebration of life service will be held at the United Church of Fairfax at 11 am on Friday September 19th. A graveside service will be held immediately following, at Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax. Guests may join the family at the Fletcher Grange for a reception following the graveside service. The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.

 on: September 16, 2019, 10:02:35 PM 
Started by dvallett - Last post by dvallett
Catch the Buck Hollers Band www.buckhollers.com this Saturday 5-7 at the Fairfax Community Center Pop-up day, and Sunday 12:30-3:30 at the Saint Albans Bay Harvest Fest. (And If you have little ones, rumor has it the band just might premiere their version of the Baby Shark song and Old Town Road ...)

 on: September 15, 2019, 12:41:35 PM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet
Fairfax Senior Lunch on Tues Sept 17th is at noon at the Fairfax Fire Station it will be Baked Ziti. Doors open at 11 for chit chat to get to know your neighbors and catch up on the local activities.

 on: September 14, 2019, 07:17:34 PM 
Started by rwing180 - Last post by rwing180
Event: Sep 15, 2019, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join Linda Radtke soloist and Arthur Zorn pianist in an afternoon of beautiful songs from the Civil War period on Sunday the 15th. Linda will read letters soldiers sent home during the war and sing songs made popular during that time while being accompanied by the talented Arthur Zorn on piano. 4-5 pm White Church on the Common in Westford. Free admission..

Sponsored by the Westford Historical Society and The Vermont Council on the Humanities. 879-4028

 on: September 11, 2019, 08:51:38 AM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet

Rummage Sale Fri., Oct 4th from 3-7pm and Sat., Oct 5th from 9-2 (Bag Sale All Day) at the Fairfax Community Center (aka) Baptist Building on Main St in Fairfax.   Clean clothes, books, toys and white elephant.  Benefit of the United Church of Fairfax missions.  For info call 849-6313 or email ucffairfaxvt@gmail.com.

Drop off times are Thurs Oct 3rd from 9-noon and 4-6pm as well as Fri morning the 4th from 9-noon.   Sale starts Fri at 3.

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