Vernon Historians – Annual Mums and More Sale

The annual “Mums and More Sale” will be held on Sunday, August 21, from 2-5 p.m. at the Vernon Historical Museum located at 4201 Fort Bridgman Road.  The sale is a fundraiser for the Vernon Historians and will feature:
  • a nice selection of mum plants from Griffin Gardens
  • beautiful, functional stoneware pottery by Pacem Pottery (Bronna Zlochiver)
  • a delicious selection of jams, dilly beans, pickles, and other tasty treats made by Carol Moore
  • a variety of hand-crafted items made by Jean Carr and June Courtemanche

While there, be sure to visit the Museum and Museum Annex Building, a great place to bring friends and relatives who are visiting the area.  The Museum will be open for visitors during the sale, and Vermont projects by the Vernon Elementary School 4th grade will be on display in the Annex Building.  The Museum is open each year, from June through September, on Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. and also by appointment.  Visit Vernon Historians, Inc. on Facebook for more information.

Photo: Mums by DD (used under Creative Commons license)

Act 46 School consolidation forum — August 9

Act 46 Forum — August 1, 2016, 6:00 PM — Vernon Elementary School Cafeteria

Here’s what’s on the ballot: 

Article 1: Shall the Vernon Town School District, a member of the Brattleboro Union High School District # 6, vote to withdraw from the Brattleboro Union High School District pursuant to provisions of 16 V.S.A. Sec. 721a?

What does a YES vote to leave the BUHS #6 mean to our community? (more…)

August news from Vernon 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. Pastor: Rev. Bruce C. Burks, email: website: and FaceBook: Vernon AC Church.

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.

Monarch butterfly expert to visit Vernon

Vermont Woods Studios is sponsoring an educational “Save the Monarchs” Tour with Mexican monarch butterfly habitat expert Jose Luis Alvarez. The purpose of the tour is to raise awareness about destruction of the monarch’s habitat both here in the U.S. and Mexico.

Senor Alvarez will start his tour in Vernon and then travel to Boston, Burlington, New Haven, NYC and Philadelphia. He’ll be sharing his experiences about monarch evolution, migration, discovery of over-wintering grounds, population swings, deforestation & reforestation, US habitat issues and threats.

The tour will begin on Thursday, August 25 with a kickoff event at Vermont Woods Studios on Huckle Hill Rd in Vernon, VT.  Other venues include the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Boston Museum of Science, Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington, VT, Marsh Botanical Garden at Yale University, Audubon Greenwich and the Philadelphia Zoo (schedule and details).

Monarchs are kind of amazing when you think about it… for 10,000 years, each monarch butterfly that’s flown South after enjoying the summer in Vermont has headed to over-winter in the oyamel forests of Michoacan, Mexico. That migration, perhaps the most complex of any animal throughout time, will soon disappear unless we work together as neighbors to conserve the butterfly’s habitat in both Mexico and the USA.

Come meet Señor Alvarez and learn how you can help save the monarch butterfly, Thursday evening, August 25, 6-7:30 pm at Vermont Woods Studios.

Property tax reminder from the Treasurer’s office

Property tax bills have gone out to all Vernon town residents. If you are expecting a bill and have not yet received one, please contact the Treasurer’s Office immediately. Real estate taxes are due and payable in “3 payments”, first – due SEPTEMBER 8, 2016, second – due JANUARY 12, 2017 and third – due MAY 4, 2017.

Our office is open Monday thru Thursday 6:00 am to 4:00 pm and for your convenience we will be open on Labor Day (September 5) 6:00 am until noon. We will also be extending our hours as follows; September 7 & 8, January 11 & 12 and May 3 & 4 from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. Please be advised that we also accept postmarks, so if our office is closed please drop your payment at the post office.

If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s office at (802) 257-3077.