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08/25/2016

NOW PLAYING NEWPORT HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!

By camilla @ 11:01 am

This is absolutely made for you!   Tuesday, August 30, Music and Lunch!   Reserve now!

 

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08/15/2016

“Art” on the Fence – MORE

By camilla @ 7:49 am

Art on the Fence -tasting Blueberry pie before Art on the Fence event! Now, that is a fence!- resized Img_0148--700 Img_0147-  resize Img_0146-  resize Img_0143-  resized Img_0140-700Here’s some paintings which made it to the fence!  One ‘brand-new’ artist!  Take a good look at the FENCE!  Thanks to Courtney! Sheep Fencing!

And,  ART is Img_0144- resizedhaving a bit of Blueberry Pie before heading for the Art on the Fence!

See the shelties! The kids loved this one by Josy shurtleff

APPLES! First painting by Fran!

 

 

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08/14/2016

And, the winner of PEOPLE’S CHOICE is =

By camilla @ 9:56 am

Thank You to all those hardy souls who didn’t let a ‘little rain’ keep them from enjoying the Jay Summer Fest on Saturday, August 13!  You enjoyed! You voted!(Art on the Fence) and gave! to Jay Focus Group and Wooden Horse Arts Guild!

ART was very happy that there were 146 votes to find the People’s Choice painting!  Such a wonderful variety from the Wooden Horse Arts Guild artists.  The children voted, too! And the winner is!  Coventry Covered Bridge 2wks before burn

The Coventry Bridge  painted by Leona White of Irasburg.  Leona sketched the bridge a bare two weeks before it was destroyed by arson in 1997. She  finished the painting soon after and here it is again! (the original Coventry Bridge) for all  to see. And, here is the story:  http://www.vermontbridges.com/iraslost.htm . Leona made the bridge live again through her wonderful painting of the Coventry Bridge  and I guess many of you have memories of the bridge – so voted the painting “People’s Choice” at Art on the Fence! Congratulations! Leona, for keeping a memory alive!

Here are the three winners of the Art on the Fence:

First place - Fred Wilson - Art on the Fence - 2016      First-Fred Wilson  Second – Georgia Higley    – Third – Leona White  Thanks to all!

Second Place-Georgia Higley -Art on the Fence-2016Third Place-Leona White - Art on the Fence-2016

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08/09/2016

“DID YOU HEAR HER?”

By camilla @ 7:58 am

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Here she comes!

Did you hear her?

On Monday, August 8, 2016, the Brownington Grammar School, built in 1823 for the teaching of children of Orleans County, was brought Home by the Old Stone House Museum folks who knew where she belonged: the place where her children were taught and learned and played and knew the man,  Alexander Twilight.   When you visit the Old Stone House grounds, can you hear them? – All those people of the past…teachers, parents, grandparents of the children who studied at the plain, but beautiful school and who lived in the Old Stone House dormitory.

Did you hear her? Did you feel her shudder in anticipation as the oxen were hitched to her and headed up the road? “I’m going home! I’m going home!” As the oxen drew closer and closer  to the original place of her home, did you feel the excitement and tears of joy of those who watched the momentous event?

In a short time she will be ‘settled’ with her ‘sister’ buildings of the Old Stone House Dormitory and if you listen closely, you will hear her – “Thank you for bringing me Home – I’m Home!”

All who helped to make the move of the Grammar school possible, deserve a million thanks for their OXEN, their donations, energy, time and thoughts of the importance of the school as its place in history – special thanks to the Old Stone House Museum and Orleans County Historical Society.

I know that you felt the thrill of this moment in time as I did.     “She’s Home!”

 

Thank you, from the Bottom of my heart for these Moments to Remember.    Camilla Mead, North Troy,  president, Wooden Horse Arts Guild.

 

 

 

 

 

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08/07/2016

44 oxen bringing the Grammar School HOME!!

By camilla @ 7:35 pm

oxenThe oxen have gathered! Today, Sunday, August 7th, 4-H Teamsters from Vermont & New Hampshire, and area adult teamsters gathered for oxen events at the Old Stone House in Brownington, VT. Tomorrow morning, Monday, August 8th, the 22 oxen hitch will hitch up to the Grammar School to bring it to its original 1823 site.

This will be an amazing event…..44 oxen bringing the School HOME.

On Monday, August 8th for the move, plan to arrive around 9, Park and Walk to Viewing Area. Move will start around 10. Parking on Perimeter, Handicapped Parking Near Viewing Area, Museum, Barns and Oxen Exhibit Open, Food Available.

NO DOGS PLEASE

DIRECTIONS:

From the North: take Hinman Settler Road to parking area to the North of The Hall House

From the North West: Take West Road to the Parking area to the South of the  Grammar School

From the South: Follow the green marked roads to get to The Old Stone House on Aug. 8. Then follow the signs on the road for parking directionsHinman Settler Rd and West Rd will be closed from 8am on from 100 feet from the Grammar School. Handicap accessibility will be well marked.

 

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08/06/2016

A GATHERING OF OXEN TO BRING THE SCHOOLHOUSE HOME

By camilla @ 1:00 pm

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      A Gathering of Oxen

Sunday, August 7,   10am-5pm

To Bring the Grammar School Home  ~  Monday, Aug. 8 until done!

The Orleans County Grammar School was built in 1823, then moved 1/3 mile down the road in 1869, The Orleans County Historical Society is bringing the building back to its original site, with a reenactment of the way that buildings were commonly moved, with many teams of oxen.

On Sunday the 7th 4-H Teamsters from Vermont & New Hampshire, and area adult teamsters will gather for oxen events, then hitch up to the building on Monday morning. Follow the signs or check website for routes in and parking. Historical Museum and Antique Equipment Barns Open. Exhibits and Food.
10 am—5 pm: Obstacle Course, Log Pulling, Training a Young Team, Ox Yoke Making, Blacksmith Shop Forging Yoke Hardware, Hitching Teams Together

On Monday for the move plan to arrive around 9, Park and Walk to Viewing Area. Move will start around 10. Parking on Perimeter, Handicapped Parking Near Viewing Area, Museum, Barns and Oxen Exhibit Open, Food Available.

NO DOGS PLEASE

DIRECTIONS:
From the North: take Hinman Settler Road to parking area to the North of The Hall House
From the North West: Take West Road to the Parking area to the South of the  Grammar School
From the South: Follow the green marked roads to get to The Old Stone House on Aug. 8th
Then follow the signs on the road for parking directions

Hinman Settler Rd and West Rd will be closed from 8am on from 100 feet from Grammar School
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2nd Quarter Photo Fun Winners

By camilla @ 10:49 am

 

 

 

 

Here are  judge’s Winners of the 2nd quarter Photo Fun Challenge.  (Comments are in quotes)

 

Winner

April –  “Synergy”   – Uma     (a self portrait)

“another simple mother- daughter connection through a complicated instrument / complex music.”

 

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Winner

May –     ”  Namaste”  –  Brigid     

“this is my favorite of all of them! It really does say “Namaste”. It’s so calming & serene. The soft lighting, the shadows, the precipitation, and the focus.. there’s just so much to this simple flower.”

                              

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Winner

June-       “Ghosts”   – Schuyler   

 “I love this.  Simple shot.  well composed.  One can walk a foot or so to one side or another and not get the shot. ”    Schuyler took some wonderful photos while family was traveling in Scotland!     Love those wonderful old castles!  They are still ALIVE!           'Ghosts'-Iona Abbey Scotland -Schuyler-  resized

 

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Fireworks Again! WOW!

By camilla @ 9:32 am

We will never tire of Fireworks, especially ones like this one, taken by Mallory for the  July Photo Fun Challenge!  Mallory used a Fuji Fine Pix to get this wonderful clear shot!  I think you will like it as much as I do.

Fireworks - Carnation Firework-Mallory

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08/04/2016

One Evening – Two Artists!

By camilla @ 7:20 am

Newport Natural Foods Café is hosting artist, Marjorie Kramer, from the opening evening on Friday August 5th from 5 to 7  through the month of August!  If you can’t make the opening, stop in during the month and have  lunch at the Newport Natural Foods Café and enjoy Marjorie’s Art at the same time.

And here’s another happening on Friday evening! Don’t forget that Ann Young’s show opens at the 99 Gallery on School Street (just a walk away) on Friday evening, too.  Full article on http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com   “The F Train”

 Marjorie enjoying lunch at the Newport Natural.  Marjorie  (Thurston)Have a great evening….Friday, August 6!

 

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08/03/2016

LOVE THOSE PHOTO FUN KIDS! Here’s some June Entries!

By camilla @ 6:23 am

An Unlikely Friendship – Ashleigh can always find a critter in the flowers!

What I Like about June – Pitter-Patter-Pansy  - Mallory

Golden Orb – Uma

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