August 2017 news from Vernon’s churches

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 a.m. and Youth Group and Intercessory Prayer meet at 6:00 p.m. 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. Senior Pastor: Rev. Bruce C. Burks, Associate Pastor, Rev. Derek Irvine; email: Website: and FaceBook.  Detailed Calendar of Events for July.

Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1002 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon, VT, meets every Saturday at 9:30 AM for Sabbath School classes for all ages. Church service begins at 11:00 AM. All are welcome. The church building is handicapped accessible. A fellowship meal is provided after the church service.

Prayer Meeting is held on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at the home of Paul and Mary Miller (5 Tyler Hill Road in Vernon). For more information, call 802-254-9464.

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Mountain View will be holding a special event called “A Pale Horse Rides” on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. Done in conjunction with Voice of Prophecy, “A Pale Horse Rides” presents the untold story of the 1,200 years between Constantine and Martin Luther nailing the 95 theses to the Wittenberg Castle church door. This free event is not to be missed!

Beginning in September, and continuing through October, Mountain View will also be showing “500,” a newly produced, landmark series by It Is Written about the Reformation. More details about “500” and “A Pale Horse Rides” will be available in the next newsletter (or check out our Facebook page for more details).

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Contact information:Church phone: 802-254-5088. Pastor Art Miller: 802-490-0751 (cell) and 802-254-4477 (home); email:

Vernon Union Church, located at 2631 Fort Bridgman Road (next to Vernon Hall), Vernon, VT. Meets every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for morning worship, followed by a social hour. During August, there will be guest preachers, to be arranged — check sign board outside the church. Childcare is available. The church is fully handicapped accessible. Church phone: 802-257-8523. Email:

Padi Blum joins the Town Clerk’s office

Town Clerk Tim Arsenault writes: “If you’ve stopped by the Town Clerk’s office lately, you’ve noticed a new smile across the counter. I’d like to welcome Patricia, (Padi) Blum to our staff as the Assistant Clerk. Padi had filled the position on a temporary basis since early June, and we’re excited to announce that she will be continuing on as part of the workforce. Please stop by and say hi.”

‘Mum sale at the Vernon Historical Museum — August 20

The Vernon Historians will hold their annual sale of potted chrysanthemums on Sunday, August 20 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by and brighten up your yard for the fall!

In addition to the ‘mum sale, the Museum , housed in what was once one of Vernon’s one room schools, will be open. The original desks, black board, school bell, etc. are on display.  You will also find many old photos of people who attended the area schools, some dating back to the early 1900’s.

 When you visit,  be sure to see the copper bath tub that was once in the Whithed Hotel.  The hotel was situated in the area of what is now  the parking lot of the Vernon Union Church.

The Museum is open every Sunday 2 until 4 p.m. through September.

Photo by Татьяна Шульженко, used under Creative Commons License.

School district withdrawal vote results

The results of the town-wide vote on July 18, 2017 regarding withdrawal from the BUHS School District #6 were 238 Yes (for withdrawal) and 47 No, with one spoiled ballot. The total number voting was 286 out of 1840 registered voters.

Selectboard meeting July 18, 2017

Here is Brattleboro Community Television’s video of the Selectboard meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Scroll down for time-stamped agenda items. Here are the minutes for this meeting.

Call to Order / Welcome/ Pledge of Allegiance

00:27 – Additions to Agenda

00:34 – Chair’s Remarks

00:36 – Open Public Comments

00:49 – Department/Committee Report – FIre Dept – Carryover Request

07:30 – Department/Committee Report – Forest Fire Warden

08:00 – Department/Committee Report – Update on Assistant Town Clerk

08:18 – Executive Session

08:48 – Return to Meeting

08:57 – Approval of Minutes

10:25 – Treasurer’s Report: Bills and Warrants

11:41 – New Business: Legal Services RFP Responses

14:09 – New Business:Approval of Contract with David Carpenter, Esq

21:12 – New Business:Approval of Salvage Yard – John McKay

23:39 – New Business:Cemetery Deed – Tyler Cemetery

25:55 – Old Business: CDL Policy Change

27:33 – Correspondence

28:45 – Public Participation

28:50 – Town Administrator’s Report

30:30 – Upcoming Meetings


Vernon Historians quarterly meeting and program, July 16

Sun. July 16, 1:30 p.m. — Vernon Historians quarterly meeting and program, lower level of Town Office Building

Vernon Historians Meeting and Program

The Vernon Historians will hold their July quarterly meeting downstairs at the Vernon Town Office Building on Sunday, July 16th, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  A brief business meeting will be followed immediately by an historical program featuring guest speaker First Lieutenant Jay H. Karpin, a decorated World War II bombardier and nose gunner.  Lieutenant Karpin was assigned to the U.S. Eighth Air Force, based in England, and flew his first combat mission on D-Day.  He flew a total of 35 combat missions and received, among many combat awards, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Presidential Unit Citation, and a citation from Lieutenant General James Doolittle.  Lieutenant Karpin was the speaker at the 2017 Vernon Historians Memorial Day Program and now will share more of his life experiences. The program is free of charge and open to members of the public of all ages.  Please join us!