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Sunday, June 25, 2017

We went to Island Pond to "The Hitmen" concert on Friday night. We knew we would probably have showers, and we went prepared.  We watched most of the concert from under our umbrellas, but it was great fun, and the crowd didn't mind the rain or the mud it created on the "dance floor."  What is is with kids and mud puddles?  There were lots of youngsters there, and they all wanted to play in the puddles.  Most of the adults avoided the actual mud puddles, but the rain soon made everything pretty muddy, but they kicked off their shoes and danced anyway.  After a while the folks who were dancing didn't wait for the showers to let up - they just kept on groovin' to the music.


We took some pictures, of course.  There were several food tents on the grounds, and people were enjoying themselves, even though the showers persisted. The concert had to end at 10 o'clock - I'm sure the neighbors who had to get up early in the morning appreciated that.  I think there is a motel very near the site - actually they play at the boat launch area, right in town.


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Today's Sunfish Race was dedicated to Eileen Morrison, who died on June 6th.  I'm sure lots of sailors and people watching the race were thinking of Eileen, remembering when she was a big part of our first Sunfish Races.  I'm sure she would be happy there is again enthusiasm for sailing.

We didn't go to the race today, but Jamie sent me pictures, and also Susan Bouchard sent a couple.  There seemed to be good wind.   We had some heavy rain soon after the race - I hope everyone was off the water by then.  Here are some of the pictures Jamie took.
 
 
And these are from Susan . . .




Thanks to both for sharing the photos!

And here are the results of the races today:
 
Hi Jane,
Sailboat results from today ~ 11 boats with 8 racing single and 3 racing double. 
Single division:
  1. Billy Hamilton
  2. Jack LaGue
  3. Jay Chatot
  4. Ray Rouleau
  5. Diane Rossi
  6. Fred Bertrand
  7. Butch Bouchard
  8. Dottie Noyes
Double division: 
  1. Lee Erdman / Mattie McCann
  2. Rob Stewart / John Hynes
  3. Joe & Suzanne Cassani
Luckily we only had 1 race since the rain would have dampened the 2nd race. 
Next race is scheduled at 1 pm on Sunday, 23 July 2017.   --Susan Bouchard








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Rail Trail Open Now!

Bridge and Trail Opening Notice
St. Johnsbury VT 2B – Bridge Project
BF 7000(20)
                                                                         
Project Location:  Bridge 6 is located on VT 2B in St. Johnsbury over the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.  The bridge is less than one half mile west of Route 2B’s eastern intersection with US Route 2.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

 As of 9:00 pm this evening, Bridge 6 on VT 2B and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail re-opened to traffic.  The 50-day bridge closure and estimated 28-day trail closure started on May 10th, 2017.   Although the rail trail opening was delayed due to continued overhead work, the bridge re-opened in 45 days. 

The offsite traffic and trail detours are no longer in effect. 

Next week, restoration of the staging area on VT 2B and miscellaneous clean-up activities will continue through the week. 

It is illegal in VT to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.

Contact Francine Perkins, Project Outreach Coordinator, FRP Enterprises, LLC with any questions or concerns with regards to the project at 802-479-6994.  Construction updates and project photos are posted at http://stj2bbridge.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/index.html

Francine Perkins
Project Outreach Coordinator
FRP Enterprises, LLC
802-479-6994

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Construction Update
St. Johnsbury VT 2B – Bridge Project
BF 7000(20)
                                                                         
Project Location:  Bridge 6 is located on VT 2B in St. Johnsbury over the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.  The bridge is less than one half mile west of Route 2B’s eastern intersection with US Route 2.

Bridge and Rail Trail Closure – The 50-day bridge closure and Lamoille Valley Rail Trail closure is currently underway.  Both the bridge and rail trail are closed to all traffic at the bridge location.  Separate offsite detours are in effect and marked with signs. Detour information can be found in the update below.

Bridge and Rail Trail Opening Update – The bridge and rail trail are on schedule to re-open by June 29th, 2017.  A notice will be emailed and posted to the website upon the re-opening.  Thank you for your patience. 

Progress Update – June 22, 2017
During week of June 19th, crews continued construction of the concrete collar on the outside rim of the new corrugated arch with completion expected by the end of the week.  Route 2B subbase work was completed and two courses of new pavement were installed over the bridge.  Following paving, crews installed the new bridge rail and installation of the guardrail on the bridge approaches is underway.
Installation of the timber boardwalk on the rail trail in the arch is ongoing and will continue through the end of the week. 

Final paving is scheduled for Friday (6/23) with Saturday (6/24) as an alternate paving day, if it rains on Friday.  
Work Plan for Week of June 26, 2017
As the project nears completion this week, crews will be completing the line striping on VT 2B, rail trail reconstruction work and site restoration of the project site and staging area.

Detour Routes-
The following detours will be in effect during the bridge and trail closure period.
                - VT 2B traffic will be directed to use US 2.  Bicyclists are not permitted to ride on the US 2 detour.  US 2 is a limited access highway.
                - Trail users will be directed to use Crow Hill Road, Swett Road, Tilton Road and Parker Road, as designated by the Town of St. Johnsbury.

Detour maps can be found on the project website: http://stj2bbridge.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/index.html

It is illegal in VT to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.
Contact Francine Perkins, Project Outreach Coordinator, FRP Enterprises, LLC with any questions or concerns with regards to the project at 802-479-6994.  Construction updates and project photos are posted at http://stj2bbridge.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/index.html


This came from Helen Morrison, 936 W Shore Rd:  
 
Hi Jane,
The long haired kitty has been around now and then.  Now that I see her dry and in the sunlight, she is a mix of black and brown, so perhaps a Torti.  Maybe someone will recognize her by that coloring.  If not in the near future, I will feed her and see if she will stay around my house and then I can trap her and get her spayed and get her her vaccinations, worming and flea meds.  If she is friendly enough, she can come to the shelter.  If she is feral or semi-feral, she'd probably need to stay around my house and I will give her food and shelter.

Hope somebody owns her....
 
 Get in touch with Helen at 802-563-2488.