The Daily Press Newport Daily Express | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-10-11T20:31:08+00:00 Events2015-10-11T20:31:08+00:002015-10-11T20:31:08+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressDerby- The NEK Council on Aging is preparing a free, fitness work-out authorized by the Arthritis Foundation and designed to help older Vermonters learn how to keep their joints mobile, move their weight, and breathe better.Tai Chi for Arthritis is scheduled to start Friday, October 16, at The Church of God, 295 Crawford Rd. It will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for 10 weeks.Recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Tai Chi for Arthritis is also recognized as a safe method to prevent falls from happening. Learning these simple, yet effective exercises can help an elder remain independent.Authorized Tai Chi for Arthritis trainer and the NEK Council’s Senior Companion Coordinator, Patty Beckwith, will co-lead this program with Gentle Yoga teacher Jana Parker. Comfortable clothes are recommended. The program is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Registration is required. Please call Beckwith at 334.2190.***Newport Area Community Orchestra RehearsalTuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. We have openings for violin, viola, cello, string bass, and bassoon. If you are interested in a very rewarding musical experience, please contact us at or call 802.766.3021. We are also looking for the right person to teach beginning string players. If interested, please give us a call. ***Flu ClinicNewport Vt, Elks Lodge #2155. US Route 5, Derby Vt. October 14, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Rite Aid Pharmacy, for more information contact Thomas Maloney at 802.334.8400***Westfield Selectboard MeetingThe Westfield Selectboard will hold their regular monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12, at the Town Offices, 38 School Street.***Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont(BCBSVT) will host a community meeting in Newport to share information on Vermont’s health care reforms and policy, 2016 product and rate changes, and discuss BCBSVT value and services and support available for businesses and consumers. At the East Side Restaurant, 47 Landing Street, Newport, VT on Tuesday, October 13, 2015; 12:00 Noon – 1:30 p.m. For Questions please email or call 802.249.2225 or or at 802.371.3205. Lunch will be served.***The Compassionate Friends of the Northeast KingdomThe Compassionate Friends of the Northeast Kingdom, a support group offering friendship and understanding to families grieving the death of a child of any age and from any cause, will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the Orleans Federated Church, School Street, Orleans, Vermont. For more information regarding The Compassionate Friends, please call Fran Smith 487.9055 or Bev Gage 754.2085***Gathering to Reminisce about Robert “Bob” JosephThere will be a gathering to reminisce about Robert “Bob” Joseph at Coutts- Moriarty Camp on Saturday, October 17, from 1:00- 3:00 p.m. We encourage all who knew him to come on out and to spread the word.Newport, VTNo author availableCommunity EventsNewport Daily Pull In Barton2015-10-11T19:34:05+00:002015-10-11T19:34:05+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNewport, VTEd BarberPony Pull In BartonNewport Daily Fest 2015-10-11T17:26:30+00:002015-10-11T17:26:30+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNewport, VTStaffChili Fest Newport Daily Events2015-10-09T13:05:21+00:002015-10-09T13:05:21+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressHenry Rousseau: An Early Modernist Andrea Fairchild, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. Hebard State Office Building-Second Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, Vermont Picasso and his artist friends were quite fond of Père Rousseau even though he was a much older artist. They feted him with a magnificent feast which is well known in the annals of art history. But who was Henri Rousseau and what did modern artists value about his art? Why is he still considered a great artist today?Auxiliary Annual MeetingNorth Country Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual luncheon meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the East Side Restaurant. Please call Merrilyn Barry at 334.3286 for reservations and choice of menu by Tuesday, October 13. Guest speaker will be the hospital’s new Director of Rehabilitative Services, Katesel Strimbeck.Book and Gift FairNorth Country Hospital Auxiliary Hosts its biannual Book and Gift Fair (30-70 percent off retail) Monday and Tuesday, October 19 and 20 in the hospital’s downstairs meeting room. This “Books Are Fun” sale is open to the public and a portion of the proceeds benefit Auxiliary fundraising projects. Start your holiday gift shopping now!Alzheimer Caregiver’s Support GroupAlzheimer Caregiver’s Support Group meetings will be held Tuesday, September 22, in the North Country Hospital (Newport), second floor Waiting Room, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This informal meeting will provide information, reference material, confidential conversation for those seeking support while caring for their family member or loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms related dementia. For more info, contact or 800.272.3900.V.F.W. Post 798 Free PicnicV.F.W. Post 798 of Newport, will be hosting a FREE picnic for all paid- up members and guests on October 10, at 1:00 p.m. Members must sign up at the post and there will be a small reservation fee (which you will get back) to insure that you will be there. There will be a small fee for guests. Need to know if you would like chicken, hamburgers, or hot dogs. Come on in and join your fellow Veterans for some good food, good music, and spirits.Fifth Friday Jam in BartonThe Fifth Friday jam session will be held on Friday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Barton Senior Center. Dress in costume for a great prize. Homemade goodies will be served. Small admission charge includes snacks. Great music, dancing, and surprises. Call 525.4400 for more information. Benefits the Barton Senior Center.Newport, VTNo author availableCommunity EventsNewport Daily water drainage will keep phosphorus out of Lake Memphremagog2015-10-08T17:16:46+00:002015-10-08T17:16:46+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily Express BY: ED BARBERExpress Staff WriterBRIGHTON- On Wednesday the Brighton select board supported Town Manager Joel Cope’s work securing two grants to install catch basins next to Island Pond. The water resources engineering firm Aldrich and Elliott estimate the basins will keep 5000 pounds of phosphorus out of Lake Memphremagog. “We’re the headwater of Lake Memphremagog,” said Cope. “We have two grants. In 2016 we’ll install a catch basin at Mill Street and 2017 by the shuffleboard court.” Combined the projects will cost $376,000 of which the town’s share is $37,000 paid for over two years. “All of the catch basins should be flushed out,” Cope said to the board. “Some areas water flows slowly and builds up sediment.” He also said there is a need to install four or five more catch basins to prevent phosphorus run off into the lake. Town Equipment The board decided to have their Kubota tractor get serviced and inspected by a Kubota dealership. The decision was arrived at after they discussed whether to trade the Road Department’s one ton pick-up for a one ton truck. During the discussion Cope said the Kubota tractor was on its “last legs” and the town needs a new lawnmower. A grant for $50,000 can be applied for; the debate was whether the tractor or the truck was a greater need. “The pick-up is still okay,” said board chair Melinda Gervais-Lamoureux. “The problem is if the tractor breaks down, it’s not replaceable.” Board member Doug Niles agreed but added that companies like Kubota and John Deere have good reputations and their equipment should last a long time. Following the discussion the board decided that having the tractor inspected by the dealership would give them a clearer picture of the cost to repair it. The can then choose between a new truck or new tractor. Stump Dump The stump dump will remain open later into the fall in light of the late foliage season. Residents can bring their leaves and wood debris to the dump on Saturdays, between 10am and 2pm. Snowless Sidewalks Cope asked the board if they will consider a “clean sidewalk” policy. “We don’t have a policy for when to plow or how much snow on the ground before plowing,” he said. He felt there should be guidelines which will keep the sidewalks safe, but not at the expense of too much plowing. Cleaning sidewalks in town is contracted out. “We should focus extra attention on the busiest sidewalks,” said Gervais-Lamoureux. She said those sidewalks should be kept clear of snow as much as possible. The board agreed to investigate Cope’s suggestion and draft guidelines before winter. Tax Sale A tax sale will be held on October 20th for the Ted’s Market building. The town is owed $6386 in property taxes and interest. Newport, VTEdward BarberStorm water drainage will keep phosphorus out of Lake MemphremagogNewport Daily of the Day2015-10-08T15:05:40+00:002015-10-08T15:05:40+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNewport, VTNo author availablePhoto of the DayNewport Daily Events2015-10-07T20:32:19+00:002015-10-07T20:32:19+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressThere will be a public hearing before the Derby Zoning Board of Adjustment on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 124 Main Street, to consider the following:1. Approve the minutes of the previous hearing;2. To consider application 15-089 by Edward and Mary-Leah Cunningham, PIN #SESAL010J7T, for conditional use approval for the enlargement of a nonconforming structure by replacing the existing dwelling with a 32 feet by 32 feet dwelling with a wraparound deck. The proposed building will be seven feet from the Cemetery lot and 18 feet from the boat launch lot. The existing building is 6 ft from the Cemetery lot and 17 ft from the boat launch lot. This property is located at 281 Hayward Road and is in the Shoreland (SD) zoning district;3. Other business;4. To adjourn.Plans, application materials, and information related to the items are available for public review at the office of the Zoning Administrator during regular office hours.***V.F.W. Post 798 Free PicnicV.F.W. Post 798 of Newport, will be hosting a FREE picnic for all paid- up members and guests on October 10, at 1:00 p.m. Members must sign up at the post and there will be a small reservation fee (which you will get back) to insure that you will be there. There will be a small fee for guests. Need to know if you would like chicken, hamburgers, or hot dogs. Come on in and join your fellow Veterans for some good food, good music, and spirits.***Fall Harvest SupperThere will be a fall harvest supper, at Westmore Fellowship Hall, Saturday, October 10, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Home made baked beans, baked ham, VT squash, homemade rolls, home made pies, cider, coffee and tea will be available. Donation $10, children $6. Benefit Westmore Ladies Aid Scholarships. POC Millie, 525.8862. Newport, VTNo author availableCommunity EventsNewport Daily Meal2015-10-07T13:17:37+00:002015-10-07T13:17:37+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNewport, VTNo author availableMorning MealNewport Daily Fall Foliage Report, 10/6/152015-10-06T21:40:11+00:002015-10-06T21:39:39+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressOrleans County Forester, Jared Nunery, reports that much of northeastern Vermont is at about 75 percent of full color, adding that Route 14 along Lake Eligo is simply spectacular and the Wild Branch Road between Wolcott and Craftsbury offers another amazing display. This area should be at or near peak color by Columbus Day.Similarly, colors in central Vermont are also moving past mid-stage, with the proportion of greens decreasing and beautiful mixes of yellow, orange, and reds emerging. Route 100 offers great viewing all along the Green Mountains, moving quickly now toward 60-70 percent of peak. Brilliant mosaics of fall colors are bursting along the Worcester Range, with Waterbury Center and Stowe offering exceptional viewing opportunities.Southern District Forester, Nate McKeen, reports that excellent color will be found from Bromley to Bradford, with general conditions developing at about 50-60 percent of change across Southern Vermont.The Champlain, Taconic and lower Connecticut Valleys are generally at mid-stage with localized splashes of great color to be found throughout.Assuming no heavy rains and wind, we anticipate a glorious finale of fall foliage spreading across Vermont over Columbus Day weekend and into the middle of October.Travel tips, Best Bet driving routes and more can be found at www.VermontVacation.comNewport, VTNo author availableVermont Fall Foliage Report, 10/6/15Newport Daily Calendar2015-10-06T21:17:03+00:002015-10-06T21:16:26+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressFitness Challenge: Get Healthier, Feel Better” – CPAP Chat,’ free virtual support group open to all; Wednesday, October 7, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (ET); Featured guest: Fitness and nutrition expert Tim Mills checks up on participants in his Fitness Challenge. CPAP Chat is for people who use CPAP machines, health care pros and anyone interested in sleep issues. Sessions are free, anonymous, informative and fun. Hosted by Eric Cohen, president of National Sleep Therapy. Features FAQ’s, focus on new equipment and technologies, plus tips that make it easier to get a better night’s sleep and generally improve your quality of life. All are welcome. Just prior to the session, call 1.800.204.6655, enter access code 342.2187. Send questions in advance via Facebook or use form. More info at Always held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (ET). More info: 888.864.8840.                            ***JCH-Duo Jim Cross and Christine Sykes singing duo will be hosting a benefit concert for Betty Washburn who is fighting cancer. This concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday October 17, at the Brighton Town Hall. Betty was once the town clerk in Brighton. Please come out and support a worthy cause. Fun and laughs will be shared by all that night.Wooden Horse Arts GuildThe Wooden Horse Arts Guild will be hosting a 50/50 raffle to support their Camilla Mead Arts Education Fund on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, at the Village Arts and Crafts Show at Degre Auction House, Westfield, VT. Pictures of past recipients of the Scholarship Fund will be on hand, and information about the fund. Region Senior Meals MenuThe Lake Region Senior Center in Orleans announces its menu and schedule of activities for October.Wednesday, October 7 – bingo; Salisbury steak, mashed potato, spinach, and peach cobbler.Friday, October 9 – chicken and broccoli alfredo, Caesar’s salad, and apple sauce.Wednesday, October 14 – directors’ meeting; stuffed cabbage and rice, and cantalope.Friday, October 16 – meat loaf, mashed potato, broccoli, and vanilla pudding.Wednesday,October 21 – baked ziti, tossed salad, garlic bread, and topical fruit.Friday, October 23 – chicken and biscuits, mashed potato, and orange slices with cookies.Wednesday, October 28 – bingo; soup and sandwiches (bean soup and BLT’s) and brownie sundae.Friday, October 30 – pork shops, rice, cauliflower, and birthday cake and ice cream.All meals are served with coffee, tea, water and juice. Please pickup takeout meals by 11:30 a.m. Please call for reservations on Fridays for Wednesday meals and on Wednesdays for Friday meals. Call 754.6442 between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Menu subject to change. – From the Lake Region Senior Center.Newport, VTNo author availableCommunity CalendarNewport Daily