Tile Painting – Session 1

Fun was had by all painting tiles we designed over the past couple of weeks. There are two more painting evenings – August 1 and 8, 5:30-7:30 pm. Enter the school through the library. Thanks to Victoria Jefferies and to the Stamford Library!

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Tile Project Update

Stamford Tile Project Update
Many of you have already designed a tile (or several tiles!) as part of the Tile Project at the school with Victoria Jefferies.  If you have already designed your tile, it’s time to paint it!  Painting sessions will be held on July 25, August 1 and August 8 from 5:30-7:30.  Even if you have not designed a tile, you may attend one of the painting sessions to paint a plain tile.  All sessions are located in the school – enter through the library. Please come!

Those who have attended sessions so far (more than 30 of us!) have really enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to completing the tiles and ultimately to seeing the tiles incorporated into the new bulletin board at the library or on the new plaque to be displayed on the front of the town/school building.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  See some of you on Thursday!
Pat Sullivanpatsullivanvt@gmail.com

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Tile Making – First Session

Designing their tiles depicting various aspects of Stamford’s history! Victoria Jefferies is the teacher. 

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Harvest Community Supper

Community, and being a member of the community, used to be an important part of life in small town Vermont. For many, and for many reasons, that sense of belonging and working toward the greater good of the community has all but disappeared at a time when it is needed more than ever. Several new groups have recently form in town to bring this important aspect of small town living back.

Whether you are young, old, or somewhere in-between; new to Stamford, long time resident, or interested in joining in our community – here is an event for you.

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Stamford Summer Library Program Tile Project

Join us on one or all of the following dates to make ceramic tiles for community display.  ALL are welcome to participate. Bring your Stamford friends! No experience necessary! The tiles will be used for a library bulletin board frame and a town plaque.

Access the multi-purpose room in the school by entering through the outside library door.  Let us know you’ll be attending by emailing Victoria at vmjefferies@yahoo.com or by signing up in the library.  But if you forget to sign up, come anyway!!!!

Make and Design Tiles: Thursdays, July 11,18 and 25 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 12 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 – 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Painting (Glazing) Tiles: Thursdays, July 25, Aug. 1 & 8 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The program is being offered through the volunteer efforts of the Stamford Building Community Group. Funding for the project is provided by the Stamford Community Library and The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation.  

Thanks to the Stamford Community Library and Stamford School Principal Micah Hayre for their logistical support. Gail Sellers, River Hill Pottery, is assisting with this project. We could not do this project without their professional help, nor without their commitment to “building community” locally.

Victoria Jefferies, Art Project Coordinator

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Special Town Meeting on Monday July 8th

Special Town Meeting on Monday July 8th at 7:00pm at the Stamford School.

This will be a vote to ask the Town for permission to proceed with the Interstate Merger with Clarksburg, MA using the multi-grade configuration recommended in the study done by PCG consulting group. This is not a vote that will bind us into a merged district. This vote will show both states that each Town’s voters approve of moving forward and help us gather much needed information.

**Option 3 or the multi-grade configuration would be to have Stamford School become a PreK-2 early elementary school and Clarksburg would become Grades 3-8. High school is still school choice for both towns.**

Please share this information to help get the word out.

Thank you for your help and keeping up the website!


Cindy Lamore

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A Lot Going On At Stamford Library

Check out their new website at www.stamfordlibrary.org

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Upcoming Events Sponsored by The Readsboro Library

June 29th – Independence Day Celebration
Fourth of July Parade – after the parade, at the Lions park for events for the kids, the horseshoe tournament, the line dancing performance, redneck regatta, silent auction, bake sale, chicken BBQ and other events going on. And, as the day ends, Atlas will be doing the fireworks again this year at the Readsboro Ballfield at 9 p.m. Their display is always fantastic!

July 16th – Meet and Greet with Reeve Lindbergh – 6pm
Two Lives by Reeve Lindbergh – Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, has written a memoir about her own “two lives” – at the intersection of fame and privacy, from her unique perspective as spokesperson for arguably the most famous family of the twentieth century.

July 18th – Family Magic Show with Omer Black – 6:30pm

July 23rd – BTC Family Entertainment
The magic will be in Readsboro with Omer Black – a great family magic show will unfold before your eyes. All ages are encouraged to attend.

July 25th – Records and Burpee Zoo Show – 4pm
Meet live animals from the Records and Burpee Zoo and learn about their adaptations, how they survive in the wild, and the consequences of keeping wild animals as pets.

July 30th – Kitchen Tunks & Parlor Songs 6:30pm
Collecting Old-Time Music in Vermont – to be held at the E. J. bullock Building at 7012 Main Street. In the 1980’s Mark Greenberg interviewed and recorded old-time, grass roots Vermont musicians, resulting in a video documentary, The Unbroken Circle (1985), and a CD anthology, Kitchen Tunks & Parlor Songs (2003). In this presentation, he will discuss his experience searching for old-time music and collecting oral histories in Vermont and how earlier music survived in the 20th century and was affected by the century’s social and technological developments.

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Update from the Building Community Group

1.  We have received some financial support from the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation and the Stamford Community Library.  That means the Tile Project, Library Bulletin Board Project and Town Tile Plaque projects can move forward.  More on the Tile Project in a minute.

2.  For now, we’re still seeking funding for another bulletin board, three new benches and the town sign with seating.  We have two outstanding grant proposals right now (should hear from both of them within the next couple of weeks) and another proposal due on June 6.  We keep plugging away!

3.  A sign company is helping us with putting some finishing touches on the sign/seating design.  They are also helping us with a cost estimate.

4.  The Tile Project information is attached to this email.  I can’t emphasize enough that we’d like EVERYONE in town to come to participate in this project.  Leave your thoughts about “not being very artistic” at home and join in this community building art project that will ultimately connect many facets of our developing town center. Come and make a tile and bring your friends!

5.  Information on the Tile Project was sent home today with the Stamford School students.  More information will be available at the Town Tag Sale on Saturday!

6.  The proposed gathering space/building to be placed outside (north and east) of the library, is still in the design hands of Norwich University.  They have requested an additional semester to work on the plans.  We’ll continue to seek funding for that project and hope to have more details during the fall of 2019.

So – share this information with your friends!  See you all at the Tile Project!

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Stamford Community Church Tag Sale

SCC holds its annual tag sale this Saturday (6/1) from 9am to 1pm. In addition to the various seller’s tables, there will be pony rides, plenty of food and really cool raffle baskets.

Stamford Seed Savers will be there with over 500 vegetable plants.
Lori Shepard helps see savers get ready for the Saturday plant sale
North Adams resident Michelle purchased cherry tomatoes last year at the Stamford church bazaar. She save the seeds and replanted them this spring, and Viola ! She has donated 32 black cherry tomato plants to this year’s 2019 Stamford Vermont seed savers plant sale
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