Vernon Community to Set Priorities for Action on June 8

All members of the Vernon Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s (VCRD) Community Visit to the Town of Vernon. The meeting, to be held on Wednesday, June 8, 6:30-9:00 pm at the Vernon Elementary School at 381 Governor Hunt Road, will follow up on the initial session held in May, which drew over 120 community members.

During the day of forums on May 18, residents met in focus groups to share their thoughts on topics of relevance in Vernon including: Community Events: Arts, Culture & Multi-Generational Activities; Village Center & Gathering Place; Recreation, Trails & The River; Economic Development; Youth; and Vernon’s New Identity. A Visiting Team of 23 representatives from state, federal, private, non-profit, and philanthropic agencies heard their ideas, and will remain as resources as the town moves forward on priorities that emerge through this process. (more…)

June news from Vernon’s churches

Vernon Advent Christian Church, located at 4554 Fort Bridgman Road at the VT/MA state line, meets every Sunday at 9:15 am for Sunday School classes for all ages. Morning worship begins at 10:30 am and Youth Group and Intercessory Prayer meet at 6:00 pm. Adult Bible study begins every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the church and other Bible study meetings are held throughout the week. The building is handicapped accessible.Church Phone: 802-257-2341 or 413-498-4458. Church email: Pastor: Rev. Bruce C. Burks, email:  Website FaceBook.

Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1002 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon, VT, meets every Saturday at 9:40 am for Sabbath School classes for all ages. Church service begins at 11:15 am. All are welcome. Church phone: 802-254-5088. Pastor Art Miller: 802-254-4477; email:  Website. Facebook.

Vernon Union Church, located at 2631 Fort Bridgman Road (next to Vernon Hall), Vernon, VT. Meets every Sunday: 8:00 am, prayer time; 9:00 am, Bible study; 10:00 am, morning worship, followed by a social hour. Childcare is available. The church is fully handicapped accessible. Church phone: 802-257-8523. Minister: Rev. Terry Robinson, 802-258-2228. Email: Website.  Facebook.

‘Hunt’ing down history, Part 10

By Barbara Emery Moseley

NOTE: This series chronicles the generations of Vernon’s Hunt family, all related to Jonathan Hunt of “Governor Hunt Road” fame. If you’ve missed any installments in this series, you can catch up here!

The first child of Jonathan and Levinah Hunt was born August 12, 1780, ad name for his father. However, the infant died at three-and-one-half months. Following the custom of the day, the name of a baby boy who did not live to be a year old was given to the next male born to the family. Consequently, the Hunts’ fourth child, born May 12, 1787, was named Jonathan. He became politically prominent, like his father, and established a distinguished family of his own.

Two girls, Ellen and Fanny, followed, in 1781 and 1783, then the “second” Jonathan and, lastly, Arad.

Ellen and Fanny were known as great beauties, in their day. In 1801, when she was twenty, Ellen married the Hon. Lewis R. Morris, congressman from Vermont. (more…)

June events at the Vernon Free Library

Here’s what’s happening in June at the Vernon Free Library:

Cribbage Club: Interested in joining the newly formed Cribbage Club at the library? Join us Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Plant Swap and Sale: The library is having a fund raiser on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Town Office Building. Bring your extra plants to donate for sale or swap for new ones! (Label them, if possible.) Plant donations may be dropped off at the Town Office Building beginning Thursday, June 2.

Fairy Gardens Silent Auction:  Our silent auction is taking place through June 4. View auction items in the Library  andplace your bid!

Win a consultation with a master gardener! We’re raffling off this great prize! Drawing is on Saturday, June 4 at noon! Tickets are on sale now at the library — $1.00 each or six for $5.00.

Summer Reading Program: Crafts, activities, reading, math & fun! Here’s how it works:

  1. Children ages 0 to 18 years can register.
  2. You may register any time the library is open, starting Saturday, June 18.
  3. You will receive a log book to record the books you read this summer.
  4. Sign a contract with the librarian to decide how many books you will read or how long you plan to read.
  5. We will be offering a variety of weekly activities for the children.
  6. Everyone completing the program by fulfilling their contract will be invited to a final party and receive a certificate and rewards.

Other programs:

  • Basic computer classes:  Call Kris to arrange a class.
  • Knitting Group: Every Wednesday at 1 p.m.
  • Reading Group:  Second Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. (June selection: Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genva)
  • Rhyme Time: Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 0 to 5 years old
  • Preschool Story Time: Four times a month – check library website for dates and times

Summer hours: (April 1 to October 31, 2016)

  • Monday 1—6 pm
  • Tuesday 9—noon & 1—6 pm
  • Wednesday 1—6 pm
  • Thursday 1—6 pm
  • Friday   CLOSED
  • Saturday 9—12 noon

Thank you for your support of the library!

Contact us: Phone: 802-257-0150 — Website: — email: vernonfreelibrary@comcast.netFacebook