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Boys & Girls Club And Others Receive Help From Lions

Mike Rederer, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Vergennes, spoke to the Vergennes Lions on Wednesday night.  He spoke about the growth of the club during the past 17 years, 12 of which have been in their current location.  He spoke about the improvement going on with adding a kitchen and better bathroom facilities with a shower as well as a laundry.  He mentioned how the landlord was putting in new ceilings and lighting.  Mike said that for years, they have had a feeling that what they had was “good enough.”  The directors have decided that “good enough” is not good enough.  [ more ]

Basin Harbor Club Celebrates 130 Years In Business In The Champlain Valley
By Cookie Steponaitis
The Champlain Valley is steeped in history and tradition and has borne witness to critical periods in the development of the state and nation as well. The site occupied by the Basin Harbor Club is celebrating a one hundred thirty year milestone of being owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generations of the Beach family. Yet even before that the land tells a story of Native Americans, soldiers and the birth of a new nation and celebrating with Basin Harbor Club is like celebrating with not only Vermont but the nation as well. The land was originally used by the Algonquin Indians for hunting and the streams and fields of are full of arrowheads and other signs of this early occupancy. During the American Revolution soldiers granted land instead of pay would begin settlements. The first permanent structure on the land at BHC was actually Roger’s Shipyard that played an important role in the War of 1812 and later steamship transportation across the lake.
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