1 Heats Up By: Susan Davis Andrea Champagne Real Estate Company Andrea M. Champagne Real Estate Broker Patti LaBounty Real Estate Professional North Hero, VT Andrea has incredible enthusiasm and energy. She sold our house quickly and was instrumental in helping us get the house we wanted. recommend her. ~Timothy & Rachel Lee B. Taylor Real Estate Professional South Burlington, VT Each candidate had four minutes to respond to Page 10 THE NATIVE ISLANDER The Islander, August 12, 2014 Page 1 Featured Properties ALBURGH Price reduced, just under 3400 sq ft of living space w/7 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms w/139 of west facing facing broad lake frontage, only $299,900 ALBURGH Immaculate 2 bdrm, 2 bath home with private beach area and 100 of broad lake frontage, reduced to $254,900 ALBURGH Three bedroom, one bath year round cottage with 93 direct east facing lake frontage, $244,900 ALBURGH Beautiful chalet in the country, this 5 bdrm, 3 ba home sits on over 10 acres & shared ownership of 472 lake frontage, $249,900 ALBURGH Two bedroom, one bath home on large village lot with municipal water and sewer, only $79,000 NORTH HERO ranch,w/large deck & beautiful walk out bsment on over 11 acres w/apprx 100 direct lake frontage, $349,900 Absolutely Private Lakefront Home! South Hero of gradual beach! A Stately brick farmhouse style home that will delight you in every way! Offered at $1,165,000 Absolutely Stunning Lakefront Home! steps from the water! Every detail attended to, built-ins, patio and lovely landscaping! Offered at $348,000 Panoramic Lake Views! Grand Isle - Beautiful contemporary home with 290 direct beachfront! Stunning, panoramic lake & mountain views! Open Absolutely Delightful Vintage Home! South Hero - built in 1850 has all the charming aspects of New England architecture! This home is cozy, yet spacious, and close to Burlington. Many updates and walking distance to Lake Champlain. Offered at $332,500 Carol Racine REALTOR/Broker, GRI Experience Integrity Professional RE/MAX North Professionals Call me today! We at the Co-op still believe that service is a key part of the product we sell. That's why we still make house calls at your convenience to review your farm, home or business insurance. Rt. 2, South Hero, Vt. (802) We still make House Calls. Home in a Beautiful Setting! Isle La Motte - Sited directly on 200 feet of Lake Champlain waterfront! This home has a great sense of privacy. There are two outbuildings, one with a sauna and one with a large barn/workshop/garage! Offered at $330,000 Spacious Country Home! South Hero -Convenient Village location! Large kitchen with open dining and living area. Heated workshop & garage, and private, expansive back yard! Offered at $199,000 Vermont Country Farmhouse! Grand Isle-A Vermont country farmhouse! 4 acres plus or minus. Many updates! Come and take a look on the inside! Offered at $177,450 Charming Cottage! North Hero - almost 200 of lakefront on a quiet road! New roof, siding, and front porch! Imagine! This could be your summer get-away! Offered at $145,900 Cute Cottage on the Lake! Build Your Dream Home! North Hero - This cottage has been in the family for over Grand Isle-Nice Country building lot! tic design completed. Offered at Come enjoy the summer on the lake! Offered at $115,900 $79, Oil Changes & More! October Inspections Due 10 Call Mitchel or Chris Route 2 & 314 South Hero NEW CREEMEE MACHINE Enter our contest to name him/her! Drop your name in the suggestion box and WIN 4 FREE CREEMEES
2 The Islander, August 12, 2014 Page 2 FISHING HARDWARE TOOLS GIFTS DELIVERY AVAILABLE! Alburgh Summerfest 2014 HOUSEWARE JEWELRY Treat yourself to a Donna Thunder and The Storm Chasing Sunset View Road P.O. Box 212 South Hero, VT p: (802) f: (802) The Islander is published weekly and circulated in South Hero, Grand Isle, North Hero, Isle La Motte, Alburgh, Milton, Georgia, Colchester and Swanton in Vermont, and Rouses Point, Champlain, Chazy and Mooers in New York. Editor- George Fowler, Production Manager- Tonya L. Poutry, Graphic Artist- Tonya L. Poutry, Editorial Typesetter- Courtney A. Schaetz Sales Manager- Courtney A. Schaetz Circulation- Chriss Sherwin Contributors- Susan Davis , Mary Racicot, Courtney A. Schaetz, Mary Harwood, Anita Bruley, Lisa Arnold, Julie Dickie and Lorinda Henry. (802) or FAX us at (802) are Thursday-Saturday 9:00-12:00/1:00-5:00 and Monday 9-5; Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment or chance. Deadline for Tuesday's Paper is Saturday Noon. Website: Editorial material may be reproduced with credit. Advertising material is the property of the publisher. All Rights Reserved Not responsible for typographical errors. In This Issue... South Hero Check out our HUGE selection of: Your Neighborhood Island Pharmacy Where excellent customer service & competitive prices are our goal! Route
3 Grand Isle News Julie Dickie Well, I have been on hiatus of sort for my editorial dribble. I do kind of miss it. It is my weekly therapy. Although, it is really my own fault, as I have been on my own Pee Wee s Big Adventure-- yes I am dating myself! Jules D s Big Adventure: a year-long project has been an adventure for sure, sometime misadventure, fuelled with my will, determination and stubbornness to keep moving forward. I government, and yes guys, I did say that I would not write about it, but guess what, I had to write about the positive that I had experienced. As many of you know, I avoid, or at least try to avoid at all cost, political stuff, but tonight the tables turned on me, as my heartburn set in, and I sat in and nerves to the tipping point, as neighbors were in their second round of deliberations-- it was my turn. I was pleasantly relieved, in a big way, that my hearing went so well. Sometimes, it just takes a little calmness and stopping to ask the right questions to get the honest answers. Sometimes, a conversation of understanding is all it takes. Thanks to the unsung volunteers of local, small-town government volunteering your time. It is a tough job that I will avoid with a contamination suit. I am not one for rules, at all, but I will respectively accept the need for some. Do you have Grand Isle happenings that you would like to share? Be sure to send it in! News needs to be received by 5 pm on Fridays, for the Grand Isle News section, at yahoo.com. HISTORICAL FIREARMS PROGRAM David Graham will present The Development of Early American Firearms on Tuesday, August 12, at 7 pm, at the yellow one-room Schoolhouse next to the Hyde Log Cabin and the Grand Isle Elementary School on Route 2. This program will be enjoyable to all who are interested guns and appreciate the beauty of antique weapons. The Schoolhouse was built in To celebrate its 200 years, there will be a special presentation following the program. This event is free and handicap-accessible and sponsored by the Grand Isle Historical Society; everyone is invited, and there will be home-baked refreshments. For more information, contact Fay Chamberlin, President at or TOWN LIBRARY NEWS By: Kathy Tulissi, Library Director , Don t forget about our Summer Reading Events-- be sure to check out our events page on our Library Blog for details and Fizz Boom Read! Tuesday, August 12, Grand Isle Public Library is pleased to present Amy Stegner, Pharmacist at Fletcher Allen Health Care, for one night only. She will be dropping by to discuss the ongoing importance of prescription drug interactions with over-the-counter medications. This discussion will be held at the North Hero Public Library. NEW BOOKS: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King- Still haunted by his experiences at the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one year as a child, Dan Torrence has settled in New Hampshire to try to escape those and other ghosts of his past. When he meets Abra Stone, a twelve-year-old girl who shares Dan s gift of shining, and discovers that a tribe of traveling paranormals called True Knot want to steal her power by slowly torturing her to death, he becomes determined to save the child. And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman- Suburban prostitute Heloise decides to leave the profession and disappear with her child after another prostitute is found dead, and must stay a step ahead of a convicted murderer--and the father of her child--whose sentence is about to be overturned. TRUSTEES MEETING: Trustees meet on the second Monday of even numbered months at 6 pm, and the public is always welcome to attend. WEEKLY EVENTS: Storytime is back! Come listen to a great book at 10 am on Wednesdays. HOURS: Tuesday- 1 to 8 pm, Wednesday- 9 am to Noon, Thursday- 4 to 8 pm and Saturday- 9 am to 3 pm. Check out the Library Blog at grandislefreelibraryvt.wordpress.com, and Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ GrandIsleFreePublicLibrary. KBHC to Host Health Center The Islander, August 12, 2014 Page 3 Midnite Sew s What!? Hours: M-F 9-5 Sat: By Appt. Only
4 The Islander, August 12, 2014 Page 4 A News It s truly getting to be back to school time, and even though I hate to see summer come to an end, I always get excited about a new school year and seeing my colleagues and how the students have changed. Sending good wishes out to everyone headed back to school, kids and adults alike. Like I have said many times already, I still plan on enjoying what we have left of summer. There are many more sunsets to view, backyard barbecues to be had, jumps in the pool, sand in my toes, gardens to weed, and ahhh, so much more. Don t forget about the Alburgh Summerfest this coming Saturday. The ABC team has been working hard to put together a day of fun and excitement. Check out the details below! Have a great week of summer in the Champlain Islands! HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING AND INFORMATION The next meeting of the Alburgh Historical Society will be on Thursday, August 14, at 7 pm, at the Alburgh Library. All members, and anyone interested, are encouraged to attend. Also, the newly-renovated Alburgh Historical Society on Saturday, August 16 from 10 am until 2 pm. If you haven t had the chance to go and visit the Museum, please take the time to do so! ALBURG GOLF LINKS LADIES LEAGUE The rain never came for the Alburg Golf Links Ladies League play on Thursday, August 7. Some were scared off, so, we were only ten players. While we were out, Jim, our Pro, decided that he would drop six randomly chosen holes. Winners had the lowest net scores on the remaining twelve. The winners were: (1) Lousie Sauve, (2) Carol Crothers and Marty Dale (4) Sue Jacques. Louise Sauve chipped in on the Par 4, 4th hole for a birdie! We re having a special do on Thursday, August 14. If you haven t signed up to play, we re sorry, but we won t be able to accommodate you, but do come join us on the 21st for a regular 8:30 am shot-gun start. We want to congratulate Sue Champlain Country Club s 7th hole during their member-guest tournament. Way to go! DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS There will be a Democratic Caucus on Wednesday, August 13, at 7 pm, at the Alburgh Public Library. The purpose of the meeting is to nominate candidates for Justice of the Peace for the November election. For more information, Island Memorial Pet Services Loyalty Deserves Dignity Personalized Cremation Services with Transportation! Clean Air Permit# AP please contact Cheryl Dunn, Alburgh Democratic Chairperson at or net. SUMMERFEST IN ALBURGH Saturday, August 16 from 10 am to 5 pm. It will be located at the old Bluegrass Festival sight. It will be combined with our third annual Antique Car and Tractor Show. There will be a chicken barbeque, and lots of other festival foods to choose from, live bands playing outside, so, golf ball tournament, two-legged races, a petting zoo and so much more! They will be doing a maple baking contest and a pie-baking contest. They do require registration. Sign-up sheets will be at several stores in the area. Also, there will be lawnmower drag racing which requires registration. You may sign up ahead of time, or you can register for the drag races the day of the event. A DOT approved helmet is required, and join us for a day of fun, music and laughter. CHICKEN BARBEQUE The Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Chicken Barbeque, on Saturday, August 16, starting at Noon, at the Alburgh Summerfest, located at the old Blue Grass Festival Site. The menu will include: a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and a bottle of water for $9. We hope to see you there! PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS By: Gina Lewis, Library Director , NEW BOOKS: New books this week on the shelf are Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian, The BeeKeeper s Ball by Susan Wiggs, The Hurricane Sisters by Dorthea Benton Frank and The Lost Island by Douglas Preston. the movie Grand Budapest Hotel, FOR THE KIDS: Story Time is every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am. Bring your child to listen to a story, do crafts and have snacks. This program is recommended for preschool age children. HANDCRAFTERS MEET: From knitting to needlework, all handcrafters are welcome! Come enjoy a quiet, laidback environment with a wonderful group of individuals to work on your latest project. Handcrafters will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 pm. The library is located at 16 South Main Street in Alburgh Village, and it is open six days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 pm, Tuesday- 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday- 10 am to 1 pm. *PROPANE EXCHANGE Weds & Thurs. Valid thru 08/26/14 INFORMATIONAL MEETING SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 AT 1:00PM ALL LEGION, SAL AND AUXILIARY MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! Tour Needs You!
5 News ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION The Village of Rouses Point Treasurer Arsene Letourneau announces the Village now offers online echeck, credit card: VISA, MasterCard and Discover, and debit card payments through xpress-pay.com as a convenience for its customers for the following types of bills: utility bills- electric, water and sewer; property taxes; Civic Center bills, building and demolition is a small convenience fee: 2.8% plus $.28 for credit card payments and $2.50 for echeck payments, which is shown prior to the entry of payment information. No account is required for use, and sensitive information is safe and secure. Current ebill utility customers will continue to view/pay their ebills as usual, or you can pay at xpress-pay.com. The Village continues to urge its utility customers to go green, and sign up for ebills. Links to xpress-pay.com and ebills are located at the homepage of the Village website at VILLAGE OF CHAMPLAIN GAZEBO DEDICATION CEREMONY The public is invited to attend the Village of Champlain Gazebo Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, August 16, at 10 am, at the Paquette Park on River Street. The beautiful gazebo has been donated by Dr. Celine Racine Paquette, and will be dedicated to all of our brave service members from Champlain, who have served and are currently serving our country. Community members, veterans and their families are all welcome. Refreshments will be served. SUMMER 2014 CONCERT SERIES The Rouses Point Samuel de Champlain Center Stage will feature The Rustic Rider, a folk music group on Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 pm. this entertainment. Compass Rose, formerly Back Porch Band, a country folk group, will perform on Thursday, Pharmaceuticals. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of music with family, friends and neighbors. All programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Steve Merchant at or or on their Facebook page. NORTHERN TIER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL A community Vacation Bible School will be held at Three Steeples United Methodist Church on 491 Route 11 in Champlain on Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20 from 9 to 11:30 am. All children ages four through grade 6 are invited to attend, and older youth are welcome as helpers. The program will continue over the Christmas break with a second session scheduled for December 29, 30 and 31 from 9 to 11:30 am. Even if you can t attend both the summer and winter sessions, you are encouraged to join when you can. At Weird Animals Vacation Bible School, kids will discover that Jesus love is one-of-a-kind. Science fun, team-building games, Bible songs and treats will be some of the fun activities. This is an ecumenical program with Christ and Saint John s Episcopal Christ and Rouses Point Presbyterian Church. To pre-register or for more information, contact Pam Harrington at WALKING TOUR OF THE OLD BASE Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) is hosting a walking tour of the Old Base on Saturday, August 16 and Saturday, August, 23 from 11 am to 2 pm. You are invited to join City of Plattsburgh Historian, John Krueger for the tour beginning at the CCHA Museum. Participants are asked to either call ahead to register, or sign up at the Museum the day of the tour. The cost is $5 per person, with children or members being free. ROUSES POINT- CHAMPLAIN HISTORICAL MEETING The Rouses Point- Champlain Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 19, at 6:30 pm, at the Rouses Point History and Welcome Center at 88 Pratt Street. Please note the change to Tuesday from Wednesday for this month only. Please stop by the Center from 11 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to visit the interesting railroad display. Volunteers will be on hand to greet you and enjoy hearing the many stories that are part of the history of our village. All meetings are open to the public, and new members are always welcome. FREE MOVIE The Plattsburgh Public Library will be hosting a free showing of The Muppets Most Wanted on Saturday, August 16 at 2:30 pm. The movie is rated PG and is free. POETRY SERIES AT PAQUETTE PARK On Thursday, August 21, at 6:30 pm, the poetry series at Paquette Park in front of the new gazebo. If you would like to read a short selection of your original poetry, please contact information. CVAC NCCS TENNIS ALL-STARS Congratulations to the Northeastern Clinton boys tennis teams who won 14-0 games to win the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference championship. Peru girls tennis team won as well with a record of Northeastern Clinton Tennis Coach Dan Gallagher was named the boys Coach of the Year. This was his 6th season as tennis coach. NCCS Cougars and Plattsburgh High School teams received the team sportsmanship award. was Ryan Marks. Ryan is a senior, and led the Cougars to an undefeated season. He recorded a 6-0 regular season and earned the distinction of Section VII singles champion. No. 1 Doubles team was Adam Khater and Brendan Boutin who have a combined seven years of experience and went on to be undefeated during the season with losing only one set. No. 2 Doubles Austin Tetreault and Devin McManus won 6-0 of their matches to help the championship cause of the team. No. 2 Singles was Troy Tetreault who completed his season with a 4-1 record. The girls No. 2 doubles team of Sarah Babbie and Ashley Boire had a 7-1 season. 70TH ANNIVERSARY Happy Anniversary to Leon and Viola LaMere on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary. Bishop Terry LaValley celebrated this milestone with the LaMere s with a Mass at Saint Joseph s Church in Mooers. Leon and Viola, nee West, were married at Holy Angels Church in Altona on June 28, 1944 by Father Alfred Boulerice. HOME TOWN CABLE Home Town Cable (24) is the viewersupported, local, cable-tv/internet channel for the communities of Altona, Champlain, Chazy, Ellenburg, Mooers and Rouses Point. Daily four-hour programming starts play at 11, 3 and The Islander, August 12, 2014 Page 5 Island Industrial Park, 4 Island Circle Grand Isle, Vermont Hours: 8:00-4:30 Mon.-Thurs. 8:00-3:30 Fri. SEAPLANE TOURS Open 9am - 6pm Daily 90 Poor Farm Rd., Alburgh 7, am and pm, except Wednesday s three-hour program, which is shown at 11, 2, 5 and 8, am and pm. Programming is also available as free videoon-demand at com and Presently, over 9,500 videos are available for free online viewing on-demand. Wednesday, August 13- Tom Tregan Farewell, CCRS Alumni Banquet; Thursday and Friday, August 14 and 15- NAC High School Graduation, Frozen Sunshine and Glass Onion, Chazy Town Board Meeting; Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17- Talking Business with Joey Trombley at the Lake View Pub and Grille, Chazy Old Home Day Crowning of the King and Queen, Our Little Corner with Gordie Little at the 2014 Relay for Life, What s Going on Here with Bob Venne; Monday and Tuesday, August 18 and 19- The Gem Tones 50-Year Reunion, Champlain Village Board Meeting. NOTES Fete De Danse coming to the Plattsburgh Strand Theatre this past week brought back a lot of memories of the Fete De Danse performances that began in Rouses Point in Jason Andrew and featured Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet of London and New York City produced the summer dance concert. Also featured were MADBoots Dance Company of New York and Racoco Productions also of New York. 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6 The Islander, August 12, 2014 Page 6 News SCHOOL PACKETS ARE READY New School Year Registration/Information Packets are ready to be picked up at Folsom Monday through Thursday from 8 am to Noon. Come by, say Hi, and check out the building renovation in progress! School starts Wednesday, August 27. LOCAL MOTION NEWS Ride the Bike Ferry! Volunteer to help out! The ferry is now running daily, 10 am to 6 pm, Thursdays until 9 pm. Come out and see the new wave attenuating dock and ride the sixteenpassenger ferry. Day passes for adults are $8, $6 for members, youth $5, $4 for members, age six and under free; a Season Pass is only $40 for adults and $25 for youth. They also need volunteers each day. Contact Tom Cohen, at or go to their website and click volunteer, and sign up for a time slot. TOWN HEARING The South Hero Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 7 pm, on Wednesday September and site plan brought by Pest Pro, Inc., c/o Jon ISLAND BLUEBERRIES U-PICK Call for hours: Corner of Adams School Rd. & Quaker Rd., Grand Isle Mon-Fri 7-6, Sat 8-12, Sun Closed Quackenbush. Landowners Robert and Linda Livingston seek to convert an existing single- 238 US Route 2. APPLE ISLAND GOLF LEAGUE On a beautiful sunny day last week, the ladies hit the links. Winners of the day go to: Anne Newman, Carolyn Antone, Gisele Lizewski, and Donna Collette. Closest to the pin went to Anne Newman at 4 4. The men were right back at it on a great summer day. Winners of the day go to Steve Marsden, Ray Yandow, Paul Duffy, and Dave Villemare at 5 under. Closest to the Pin went to Pete Murphy at 8 6. KID S DAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET The next Kids Days at the Farmer s Market will be held on September 13. All kids are welcome, and it is free to participate! If you would like to learn more, or sign up, please contact Denise Boutin at UPCOMING HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAMS September 5, at 7 pm at Folsom, the SHHS presents a program on Iodine Springs Restaurant from 1930s to 1970s, run by Edna and Noel Viens. Sons Larry and Rob who grew up there will have stories of where the spring was, where they used to play, plus where it is today! The story of the original Fried Chicken recipe will be revealed by Edna herself. October 3, 7 pm at Folsom, come to the SHHS Second Annual Meeting. The nominating committee will nominate members for vice president and secretary. Please let us know if you would like to be on the nominating committee. We will also have a program on the Five Original South Hero One-Room Schoolhouses by Charlie Farrell. BENEFIT GARAGE SALE Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, stop in at Camp Skyland, 9 am to 2 pm, and the Be The Match Marrow Donor Program at Rutland Regional Medical Center which supports patient assistance services to families facing transplants and adds potential donors to their registry. One of the regular Skyland campers, Jaime Constantine, who is battling Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, is at camp this summer thanks to a stem cell donor. Because of Jaime s journey and his family s long history with Camp Skyland, the owner s, Jack and Priscilla Arnold, offered to host a yard sale to pay it forward and Donated items include: a canoe, furniture, South Street. TRY-ATHLON Save the date: Sunday, August 24 will feature the annual South Hero Recreation Commission Try-athlon. Registration will be at 10 am, with the race beginning at 10:30. There will be two age categories: children under seven and children age seven to eleven. Snacks, drinks and t-shirts will be provided. Come, swim, bike and run for fun! LIBRARY NEWS By: Carolyn Brennan, Librarian , SUMMER HOURS: Sunday and Monday- Closed; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday- 9 am to 2 pm; Wednesdays- 11 am to 8 pm. LIBRARY SURVEY: Help us serve you better! We are conducting a usage survey available in hard copy at the library and online at www. surveymonkey.com/s/7yqbllm. END-OF-SUMMER READING PARTY: On Friday, August 15, at 10 am, Mike and the Big Blue Trunk will be here for our End-of-Summer Reading Party, ice-cream and lemonade too. Not a summer reader? No problem! This event is all ages, open to the public and tons of fun. ADULT PROGRAMS: Wednesday, August 27, at 6:30 pm, Local Motion will offer Bike Commuting 101 with instructor Peter Burns. He will have expert advice and practical tips for incorporating bicycle commuting into any lifestyle. NEW ON DVD: The Monuments Men, Her, The Grand Budapest Hotel, House of Cards Seasons 1 and 2, Homeland Season 2, Starbuck, The Wolf of Wall Street, Ernest and Celestine BOOK SALE ENDS AUGUST 16: We still have tons of high-quality books for sale, but the sale will end soon! Hard-covers are only 50 cents and paperbacks: 25 cents; all sales support Library programs. TRUSTEES MEETING: The Library Board of Trustees Meeting is held on the second Wednesday of every month at 4 pm, and it is open to the public. The August meeting has been moved to August 20. South Hero Community Library is located at 75 South Street inside Folsom Educational and Community Center. Please stop by, call , or visit us online at for more information. Stars: The Green Mountain Trio themselves Reed, Rosin and Pedal Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano Trio Serenade for Three Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano Klezmer Wedding Philharmonic Florida Orchestra the Ohio Chamber Orchestra member of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and also plays in the Burlington Chamber Orchestra and the Green Mountain Opera
7 OPEN 7 DAYS AT 4:30 The Islander, August 12, 2014 Page 7 Concerts in the Vineyard Thursday, August 14 6:30-8:30 Nobby Reed Project Wine & Beer for Sale 190 W. Shore Rd. South Hero, VT Open 6am - 2pm Daily 90 Lake St, Rouses Point, NY :00-8:30 (Closed Wednesday, August 20 for Private Party) Chef and Family Owned for 57 Years Old Quarry Road, Isle La Motte, VT (802) Main St., Isle La Motte, VT HALL S TASTING HALL OPEN DAILY OPEN DAILY Breakfast & Lunch served 11:00-4:00 daily All Day! Sample our Mon - Fri: 7:30-2:30 Ice Ciders, Apple Wine & Premium hard cider Sat & Sun: 8:30-2:30 Check us on Facebook for specials and events
8 The Islander, August 12, 2014 Page 8 To the Editor: I am writing to urge voters to choose experience over smear tactics in this year s primary election for Grand Isle State s Attorney. Re-elect David Miller to this position because we need someone will have the experience, and guts, to uphold our legal system and protect us from the worst crimes. My husband, who is an attorney, also supports Miller because he is the toughest litigator I ve ever faced. Miller combines this toughness with decades of experience that guide him when compassion may be in order. Sometimes it s best for everyone if a case is dismissed. But when it comes to being tough, Miller has the experience to recognize when a case should go to trial. We live in what appears to be a peaceful community with little or no crime other than DUIs. But at times, fate steps in, and we are embroiled in nationally-covered crimes that make today s true crime TV shows pale. Early arson case that rocked our community, followed quickly by a mother drowning her son in Lake Champlain. Once in a lifetime cases? Yes. But we were lucky. We had a tough litigator on our side prepared for the very worst that could be thrown at him. I question whether his opponent, with perhaps two years of experience in practicing law, would have been up to such a challenge. He barely meets the requirements for Staff Attorney I, which, I should point out, pays less than $20 per hour. At this entry level, and the next (with require to work under the direct supervision of a murder trial. Experience matters. Not only in bureaucratic human resources tables, but in real life. There is a reason they call it the practice of law. We need a man like David Miller to be our litigator against crime. Re-elect experience. Reelect David Miller for Grand Isle State s Attorney. Sincerely, Mary Senior Harwood South Hero To the Editor: When I went to the North Hero Court House forum of the candidates for State Attorney of Grand Isle County, I was not sure which candidate I preferred. Both candidates struck me as competent lawyers willing to do an important job. But my preference became clear when responses were made to the question: What is the toughest part of the State Attorney s job? Mr. Miller addressed the complicated procedural issues state attorneys must handle, but he didn t make it clear to me why that would be the toughest part of the job. Mr. DiSabito said that the toughest part of the job comes when working with victims. He noted that some victims want to throw the book at the accused while other victims have a certain reluctance when it bringing a neighbor or relative to justice. (Cases of rape and/or incest come to mind as examples of situations where victims might hesitate to come forth.) I was impressed that Mr. DiSabito recognized that being fair to both victims and alleged criminals can be tough, and I saw in him a willingness to go the extra mile should he become the Grand Isle County State Attorney. I will vote for Doug DiSabito even as I thank David Miller for his years of public service. Bart Wilcox, North Hero Silver by Tish SILVER & GOLD JEWELRY Open Monday - Sunday 10-5 Or by Chance. 11 South Street, South Hero VT To the Editor, Mr. DiSabito is asking us to elect him and make him responsible for deciding when criminal charges are brought. I attended the State s Attorney candidate forum last Tuesday and was utterly appalled when Doug DiSabito accused David Miller and David Carter of corruption. Mr. Miller and Mr. Carter are upstanding citizens in our community and Mr. DiSabito threw out a baseless accusation that there was a Quid Pro Quo dismissal of criminal charges for one of Mr. Carter s clients. The accusation shows a deep lack of judgment, respect, maturity, and propriety. If he is willing to besmirch the reputations of two people like Mr. Carter and Mr. Miller based on zero evidence, he has no business judging what criminal indictments are brought to bear. Grand Isle Paid for by Reelect Miller State s Attorney, 14 Tebeau Terrace, Grand Isle, VT To the Editor: Four years ago I served as a juror in Grand Isle of our State s Attorney, David Miller. His presence immediately assured me that justice would be served. I listened carefully to the details of the case and arrived at my decision, that beyond a shadow of doubt, I was prepared to render my decision. David s respect and passion for the law, his understanding of the actions of criminals and the vulnerability of victims was crystal clear. I had done my civic duty and I was proud of our law dedicated, experienced lawyer demonstrate the true nature of our legal system. No piece of evidence was missing, the case was concluded. The judicial system in Grand Isle County was to be honored. Four years later, Mr. Miller enters into a primary election for the position he deserves. He is not a politician, he does not develop policy, but his strength and gift to us is his solemn vow to carry out the law on our behalf. In the upcoming primary, David Miller s name will be printed on the Democrat ballot, while Republicans must write in David Miller s name. Be sure to vote for experience on Primary Election Day; vote for David Miller. As a friend of Mr. Miller s, don t let me confuse you. We are not family members, but share the common bond that David is our best choice for State s Attorney! Carol Miller Grand Isle Paid for by Reelect Miller State s Attorney, 14 Tebeau Terrace, Grand Isle, VT per household