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Backyard Woods Program

posted Aug 1, 2017, 9:55 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Backyard Woods Program

A course for Vermont homeowners interested in caring for their woods

 

  • Do you own less than 25 acres?
  • Are you interested in learning more about your woods?
  • Do you want to become a more active steward of your woods?

       

Then you may be interested in the Backyard Woods Program, now offered statewide!

 

The Backyard Woods Program is a six-week online course that uses a combination of video's, webinars, discussion forums and weekly activities to guide you in the exploration of your backyard woods.  Upon completion of the program, you will have developed an action plan to help you get started!  Whether you own 2 acres or 20 acres, this program will help you make the most out of the woods in your backyard!

Course Details

  • The online course starts Sept. 18 and runs through the week of Oct. 23.
  • Participants will also be invited to an in-person Backyard Woods Field Day (TBD).
  • This course is composed of 4 online modules. Each module has videos, webinars, and activities that will be completed on your own schedule for the duration of the course.

Registration:  The course costs $35, which includes a course manual, a tree identification book and a hands-on in person session. 

Learn more and register by September 12th at www.vtcommunityforestry.org

Questions? Contact Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu or 802-651-8343. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please register by Sept. 1.

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GWEN KOZLOWSKI | Outreach & Education Coordinator

VT Urban & Community Forestry Program

UVM Extension

802-651 -8343, Ext 506 │ www.vtcommunityforestry.org

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Selectboard Position

posted Jul 20, 2017, 4:36 PM by Bonnie Lovell

TOWN OF MAIDSTONE

 

The Town of Maidstone is looking to fill a vacant position on the Selectboard. Any Maidstone Resident who is interested in filling the vacancy until The Annual Town Meeting on March 6, 2018, please contact a member of the Selectboard or the Town Clerk to express your interest by 08/07/2017 at 12:00 PM. After discussion and agreement by the remaining Board Members, an appointment will be made by the Selectboard as soon as possible.

 

Town Office: (802) 676-3210 or email maidstonetownclerk@gmail.com

Brad McVetty: (802) 676-3429

Doug Lord: (802) 676-3906

Bulky Waste Day - This form is also listed in documents

posted Jul 18, 2017, 9:17 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Maidstone Bulky & Scrap Metal Disposal – 2017

 

 

Bulky Waste Disposal

 

August 5th (Saturday) & September 23rd (Saturday) 8am-12pm, McVetty Residence, 1342 VT Route 102, Maidstone, VT

 

·        Acceptable Items for Bulky Container - include, but are not limited to: couches, chairs, mattresses and box springs, painted or stained wood, pressure treated wood, plywood, fiberglass insulation, roofing shingles, toilets, sheetrock, rugs, carpet, non-metal sinks and bathtubs, windows and window frames, and non-recyclable plastics

 

·        Fees apply for the following items, which will be collected separately:

Tires     $2.00/tire no rim and 17”or less, $4.00/tire w/rim and 17” or less

              $7.00/tire no rim and >17”, $14.00/tire w/rim and >17”

 

 

Scrap Metal Collection

 

August 5th (Saturday) & September 23rd (Saturday) 8am-12pm, McVetty Residence, 1342 VT Route 102, Maidstone, VT

 

·        Acceptable Items - include, but are not limited to: metal sinks and bathtubs; stoves; grills; dishwashers; refrigerators, freezers, microwave ovens; water heaters; furnaces; conventional ovens; white goods, metal car parts; metal pots and pans; and any steel, copper, brass, aluminum, and/or tin.

·        Unacceptable Items – cars, boats, campers

 

 

 

 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR FOR ITEMS NOT LISTED, PLEASE CALL THE Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District @ 800-734-4602

Local Businesses

posted Jul 18, 2017, 8:58 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Just a reminder, if you have a local business that you would like listed on our town page, email me and I will add it! 

Watersheds United Vermont - Free Webinar

posted Jul 17, 2017, 10:15 AM by Bonnie Lovell   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 10:15 AM ]

Dear Coordinators,

 

Watersheds United Vermont will be hosting a free webinar. Contact Lyn with any questions. Please share this with anyone that you feel may be interested:

We are hosting a webinar on How to Run a Successful River Cleanup.

July 27, 2017, Noon - 1:00pm.  Watersheds United Vermont (WUV) and The White River Partnership are hosting a How to Hold a Successful River Cleanup webinar. It may only be July, but we are thinking ahead to September River Cleanup Month! Are you interested in organizing a river cleanup but you have not done one before? Or are you experienced in river cleanups, but want to learn more about how other groups work with volunteers, dispose of trash and also how to sign up for River Cleanup Month through WUV and our partner organizations. Please register for the webinar here.

 

Lyn

 

Lyn Munno

Director, Watersheds United Vermont
watershedsunited@gmail.com
www.watershedsunitedvt.org
(802) 585-3569 (FLOW)

Info

posted Jul 11, 2017, 9:54 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Bulky Waste and Recycling info have been added to our documents page. 

MLA ANNUAL MEETING AND PICNIC

posted Jul 3, 2017, 11:11 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Greetings!

We hope you can join us for the Annual meeting and Picnic on Saturday the 8th! 

The weather forecast is Sunny & 84 Degrees!  

To ensure we order the correct amount of food so we need you to sign up!  The cost is $5 in advance - thank-you!

Smokin T's was recently rated the third best BBQ in New Hampshire!  

MLA Annual Meeting & Picnic  We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting & Picnic on Saturday July 8th!  All are welcome!

Come hear about the happenings of the lake over the last year, enjoy some great food from Smokin' T's BBQ!

 

Please know that you DO NOT need to be a member to attend either of these great events - ALL are welcome!  We rarely have the opportunity to get together like this - so please come out and support your community. 

 

8AM: Coffee Social - Get there early - a good seat and cup o' Joe!

9AM-1100AM:  Annual Meeting - Hear about the amazing community effort it takes to protect & preserve our lake.  

Around 1130:  Enjoy Smokin T BBQ and Bruce Kimball on the Sax!

 

As always the Annual Meeting & Picnic will be at the Day Use Area.  The agenda looks like this so far:  

-updates on the Maidstone Park Master Plan

-updates on Water Quality & Lake Wise Programs

-updates from the Town of Maidstone

-updates on recycling laws.  

-and so much more!

We really hope to get as many folks out to participate in both these events as it is our one time to pass along & share information and ideas while be updated on many important topics that impact the Lake community.   ALL are Welcome!

We look forward to seeing as many of your and your family & friends!

There are three ways to sign up for the picnic: 

1.  Click on the link below and fill out the form and click Submit.

http://bit.ly/MLAPICNIC

or

2. Pick up an actual Form at the Bulletin Board and fill it out and return to any of the Directors or mail it in to the MLA - 911 Maidstone Lake Road,  Maidstone, VT 05905 or give it to any MLA Director 

or

3. Call Linda Sanborn. 802-676-3902.

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Maidstone Lake Association

911 Maidstone Lake Road

Maidstone, VT 05905

4th of July

posted Jul 3, 2017, 11:05 AM by Bonnie Lovell

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY MAIDSTONE!

Thanks!

posted Jul 3, 2017, 11:04 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Suzy's party was a success. Thank you to everyone that was able to attend, food and donations for her gift card. Thanks Brad McVetty, Cheryl McVetty, Wendy Bennett and Doug Lord for the help with everything, it's very much appreciated. We will definitely miss her at the Town Office and wish Suzy all the luck and enjoyment on her retirement.

SUZY'S RETIREMENT PARTY!!!

posted Jun 19, 2017, 10:22 AM by Bonnie Lovell

RETIREMENT PARTY FOR SUSAN IRWIN!

 

JUNE 30TH, 2017 AT 4:00 P.M. AT THE GUILDHALL TOWN OFFICE.

 

PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING SUZY’S RETIREMENT. PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE 26TH. SUZY WAS TOWN CLERK FOR OVER 2O YEARS, LET’S SHOW SUZY HOW MUCH SHE IS APPRECIATED AND WILL BE MISSED HERE AT THE TOWN OFFICE.

 

RSVP

TOWN OFFICE AT 802-676-3210

BONNIE LOVELL AT 603-631-4576

CHERYL MCVETTY AT 802-676-3429.

EMAIL: MAIDSTONETOWNCLERK@OUTLOOK.COM OR BONNIE0873@OUTLOOK.COM.

 

WE ARE ALSO ASKING FOR ANYONE TO BRING A DISH. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN BRING SOMETHING AND WHAT DISH YOU WILL BRING.

PASS THIS AROUND TO ALL MAIDSTONE’S RESIDENTS AND SUZY’S FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

THANKS!

 

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