The Daily Press Newport Daily Express | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-10-06T21:48:35+00:00 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, up and away2015-10-06T21:48:35+00:002015-10-06T21:10:12+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNewport, VTNo author availableUp, up and awayNewport Daily of the Day2015-10-06T21:11:04+00:002015-10-06T19:04:47+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNewport, VTNo author availablePhoto of the DayNewport Daily Fest 2015 2015-10-05T12:38:45+00:002015-10-05T12:38:45+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNewport, VTNo author availableChili Fest 2015 Newport Daily Events2015-10-04T18:45:24+00:002015-10-04T18:45:24+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNorth Country Quilters Meeting: The North Country Quilters will meet Tuesday October 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of God on Crawford Road in Derby. Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month. New members are welcome.Fitness Challenge:Get Healthier, Feel Better: CPAP Chat,’ free virtual support group open to all; Wednesday, October 7,from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 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.Newport Area Community Orchestra Rehearsal: Newport Area Community Orchestra rehearsal on Tuesday, October 6, 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 looking for 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 instruments. If you are someone you know might be interested, please let us know.Sign Renaming: Please join the City of Newport on Friday, October 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the entrance to the Lakemont Road Industrial Park so that we can aptly honor Mr. Mel Carter who was an instrumental visionary on behalf of the City of Newport. Festivities of a sign renaming will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a speech and photos. We hope to see you there.Friends, Supporters, Sponsors, and Volunteers extraordinaire:Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Lago Trattoria in Downtown, Newport. A fine collection of hors d’oeuvres by Frank, First beer or wine or soda pop is on Kingdom Games. Thank you for sharing the vision and joining the adventure as we celebrate two years of this fledgling enterprise, Kingdom Games. Our premier events, like Dandelion Run, Kingdom Swim, Tour de Kingdom, Kingdom Triathlon, and Kingdom Marathon continue to grow and flourish, involving young and old from near and far. We have also been able to field a remarkable array of smaller events that are engaging and challenging for all levels of athletes, from Halloween Hustle and our Willoughby Youth Triathlon to In Search of Memphre a 25 mile international swim the length of Lake Memphremagog. Our Winter Games have taken on a life of their own, with Speedskating, Winter Swimming, and Pond Hockey.Kingdom Games is now entering its third year of operations and is looking forward to a robust year of events in 2016.None of this would have been possible without hundreds of you (individuals and organizations) willing to help and support in one way or another.  Our sponsors and partners have been equally key to this success.  The collective force of each and every one of you makes this all possible. Simple as that.So please come and join us for our Second Birthday Party and Thank You GatheringWednesday, October 21, 2015. RSVPs to are helpful, but not required. All the best from all of us at Kingdom Games Phil White, Director www.kingdomgames.comPublic MeetingThere will be a public meeting of the Town of Derby Planning Commission on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Derby Municipal Building, 124 Main Street, to consider the following:Agenda1.) To approve the minutes of the previous meeting;2.) To consider application 15-090 by Rodney Barrup, PIN #TRD27011F3T, for site plan approval to add extra parking behind his shop. This property is located at 463 Quarry Road and is in the Commercial – Derby Line (COM) zoning district;3.) To review the bylaw;4.) Other business;5.) To adjourn.Plans, application materials, and information related to agenda items are available for public review at the office of the Zoning Administrator during regular office hours. Public Participation is welcomes and encouraged Newport City Council Meeting: Monday October 5, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the city council room.AGENDA: 1. Call to order.2. Approval minutes of September 21, 2015.3. Comments by members of the public4. Request for United Way Banner, Madeline Roy written request - vote.5. Bone Builders, now known as growing stronger, request to use Senior Center space, Betty Hutchins written request- vote.6. Recommend street name change via 911 coordinator: Crawford Farm Road to Crawford Road, Charles Elliott- vote7. Recreation update to include proposed fee schedule , halloween festivities invite, and presentation, Andy Cappello - vote8. VLCT municipal draft policy: Council comments or suggestions9. Possible unassigned funds approval.10. New business11. Old business12. Set next meeting (October 19, 6:30 p.m.)13. Possible executive session14. AdjournNewport, VTNo author availableCommunity EventsNewport Daily Pumpkins?2015-10-04T18:31:15+00:002015-10-04T18:31:15+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNewport, VTNo author availableGot Pumpkins?Newport Daily the Day2015-10-04T13:12:37+00:002015-10-04T13:12:37+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNewport, VTNo author availableEnjoying the DayNewport Daily Events2015-10-01T20:39:41+00:002015-10-01T20:39:41+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressTuesday, 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.Turkey DinnerMontgomery Center, Vermont, Route 242Turkey Dinner with all the fixings. Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. until are all served. Adults $10.00. ages 6-12, $5.00, under 6, FREE. At St. Isidore’s Parish Hall. Super raffle drawing at dinner.Rummage SaleFriday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m; Saturday, October 3, 9:00 a.m. to to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Friendship Circle, United Church of Newport, Third street, Newport.The Osher Lifelong Learning lnstituteThe Osher Lifelong Learning lnstitute for the 50+ will  continue the fall lecture series on Wednesday, October 7, with “The Facinating World Of Bats” featuring our returning speaker Barry Genzlinger. Held at the Hebard State Office Building (Newport), Second floor Conference Room, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. $5 per or  $45 ($70 for couple) for the entire eight week series. Coffee, snacks, and conversation will follow each lecture. Contact: or Dinner With Homemade PieSt. Vincent de Paul Church 18 North Pleasant Street, North Troy, VT. Sunday October 11, at 11:30 a.m. until all served. Kids (5-12) $6.00, Adults $10.00. Max. per immediate family $32.00. For more information call 802.988.2560V.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.United Christian AcademyUnited Christian Academy is celebrating 20 years of Roman Catholics and Protestants uniting in educational excellence. This Tuesday, October 6, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. they will be hosting an Open House, and celebrating with a birthday cake, balloons, a scavenger hunt, and more. You are invited to come and celebrate with them, meet the faculty, and see what UCA has to offer as it commemorates this remarkable milestone. “Learning from the Past, Living for Christ, Looking to the Future!”United Christian Academy, 65 School Street, Newport, VT. 334.3112.Island Pond Bone Builders Start Fall Session During the latter part of 2005, a group of women got together and decided to start a Bone Builders group. They secured space at the Municipal Building, underwent 16 hours of training and started recruiting members. Nine years later, some of the faces have changed but many of the core group are still together and enjoying the lasting benefits of this program. The RSVP Bone Builders hour-long program is free of charge and relies upon low-impact weight training and exercise to combat osteoporosis by increasing muscular strength and bone density. Balance exercises aimed at preventing falls and other instructions are also key components. Studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association show that people who participated in a weight training program twice weekly for a year gained an average of 1 percent additional bone density while a control group lost 2 percent to 2.5 percent density during that same period. Participants also reported increased strength, better balance, more energy and heightened feelings of well-being. “We’re all very anxious to start our fall session,” said Miriam Worth, “the Bone Builders program has a unique way of improving our physical abilities in a low-key and very social atmosphere.”The new session will be launched on October 6, at 9:00 a.m. at the Municipal Building in Island Pond, and thereafter on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour duration. If interested, please call Trainers Charlene Maxwell (723.4781), Miriam Worth (723.6532) or Phyllis Clough (723.5014). This year, Assistant Trainers Pat Cooper and Debbie Hawkins have been added to the staff.Newport, VTNo author availableUpcoming EventsNewport Daily of Boat Season2015-10-01T20:25:36+00:002015-10-01T20:25:36+00:00Copyright 2011 Newport Daily ExpressNewport, VTNo author availableEnd of Boat SeasonNewport Daily