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News From Our Members: May 2015

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Castleton college 1787 Downtown RutlandCastleton College Summer Concert Series begins on June 16th at 7pm and continuing through August 11th. The Summer Concert Series takes place in the Castleton Pavilion. For a complete schedule or more information go to


Catamount Tours of Vermont Manchester VT Rutland ChamberCatamount Tours and Equinox Village want you to join them for A Tibetan Cultural Tour – From Vermont to Shangri-La. The luxury motor coach will travel to Staten Island, NY to visit three important Tibetan Art Centers. The Trip takes place June 6-June 7, 2015. This is a fully escorted, luxury motor coach cultural tour and includes admission to all venues, overnight accommodations, dinner and breakfast. The deadline to register is May 20, 2015. Cost $379 Single/$319 Double/$299 Triple or Quad. For more information or to register go to or call 802-362-1009.

College of St. Joseph Rutland VTCollege of St. Joseph Provider Scholarship Gala 2015 will take place on May 9th at 7pm. Small Wonder, Big Ideas: A New Era for CSJ Honoring Mr. Paul Gallo, Local Business Leader and Passionate Community Volunteer. Dinner and Dancing, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7PM at Vermont Marble Museum – Proctor, Vermont. Come celebrate CSJ’s Provider Scholars and salute Paul Gallo! Every $5,000 raised for CSJ’s Provider Scholarship Fund helps reduce education expenses for two Provider Scholars per year. For more information go to
Green-Mountain-Power-VermontGreen Mountain Power College Connections Lecture Series on Tuesday, May 5th. Join a faculty member from an area college for a fascinating presentation on a current energy issue. This free public event begins at 5:30pm and lasts approximately one hour. Light refreshments will be served. The Energy Innovation Center is located at 68-70 Merchants Row in Rutland. For more information about this month’s topic, contact
Heritage Family Credit UnionHeritage Family Credit Union will hold their annual Shredo De Mayo Returns on May 2nd from 9am-noon at 30 Allen St. Your amigos at Heritage Family want to help you protect your identity and your accounts against theft and fraud with the free shredding of personal and confidential documents. Make sure you arrive early because once the shredding trucks are full we cannot accept any more materials! For more information call 802-775-4930 or go to
Homeless Prevention Center House Blend Rutland VTHomeless Prevention Center of Rutland County Benefit Concert with House Blend will take place on May 8th, 7:30pm at Tuttle Hall Theater at the College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Rd., Rutland. Admission – $10. For more information call 802-775-9286 or go to

Kiwanis rutland vtKiwanis Bike Rodeo will take place on May 17, 2015 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 pm at Giorgetti Park. The Rutland Kiwanis Club, Killington/Pico Cycling Club and the Rutland Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a bike safety day for children up to age 13. A parent/guardian must accompany the child. There will be a road safety course, mountain bike skills course, bike checks and helmets provided. Remember to bring your bike! For more information call 802-773-1822 or go to
March of Dimes Walk Rutland VTMarch of Dimes March for Babies Walk will take place on May 2nd at Mill River Union High School in N. Clarendon. Join family teams, company teams and people walking with friends for a great cause: making a difference for real families right here in our community. Sign up and raise money to help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. The 3 mile walk starts at 10am and benefits programs in our community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies as well as research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. In addition, there will be a Kids Zone this year, with fun activities for the whole family! You can register the day of the event or ahead of time online at:
RAVNAH RAVNAH Rutland Chamber VTwill hold Blood Pressure & Foot Care Clinic’s throughout Rutland County in May. For more information call (802) 775-0568 or go to
Roots the Restaurant Rutland VT ChamberRoots The Restaurant invites you to attend a Pig Roast to benefit Wonderfeet Kids Museum – Kick Start for Kids on May 5th, 4-8pm at 51 Wales St. in Downtown Rutland. There will be children’s activities provided by Wonderfeet Kids Museum. Food $10 and beer is $5 each. All proceeds benefit Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. The Pig Roast is made possible by Roots The Restaurant, Celebration Rentals, Southside Steakhouse, Green Screen Graphics, Sotheby’s International Realty and Brown Board Farm.
Rutland Blooms Rutland VTRutland Blooms is planning its biggest beautification project yet for this spring – planting 150 trees in the city’s northwest neighborhood and along Route 7 in collaboration with the City of Rutland. Donors have provided more than $31,000 in cash and pledges so far this year, including sizable donations from multiple businesses and $1,000 from Project VISION. “We have seen an amazing level of partnerships from Day One,” said Steve Costello, a GMP vice president and Rutland Blooms organizer. About 30 trees will be planted on West Street, 40 on Main Street, and 80 more in the northwest neighborhood, a majority of them flowering crabapples. Blooms organizers also plan to support several smaller projects this year, as well as a major project on the Strongs Avenue gateway to downtown in 2016. If you are interested in supporting the project, donation may be sent to United Way of Rutland County-Rutland Blooms, 6 Church St., Rutland, VT 05701.
Rutland County Humane SocietyRutland County Humane Society Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser will take place on May 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The yard sale is for the benefit of their shelter/homeless animals. Now is the perfect time to start cleaning out those attics, basements and closets! RCHS is happy to accept donations for the yard sale. All items must be pre-priced (nothing less than 25 cents) and in working order. No clothing, shoes, textbooks, magazines or computer equipment. Items can be dropped off at the brown building next to the RCHS shelter on Friday, May 15 from 8 AM – 6 PM or Saturday, May 16 from 7:30 AM – 9 AM only. The shelter will be open on the 16th from 10 – 5 for visiting with the adoptable animals. Join the fun and support the animals! If you have any questions please call RCHS at 802-483-9171 or go to
Rutland Free Library2Rutland Free Library First Wednesdays Series presents A Free Lecture Presented by Vermont Humanities Council. Architectural historian Curtis B. Johnson will illustrate the richness of Rutland’s architecture in a talk at Rutland Free Library on May 6 at 7:00 pm. His talk, “The Buildings of Rutland,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. In addition to the talk, Johnson will lead a walking tour of “the Hill” neighborhood on Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm. Participants will meet at Rutland Free Library’s main entrance. For more information go to or call 802-773-1860.


rummage-sale-post2Rutland Jewish Center Annual Rummage Sale will take place May 3rd, 10 am – 4 pm and May 4th, 9 am – 12noon at 96 Grove St. in Rutland. For more information call 802-773-3455 or go to
Rutland Regional Medical Center Rutland Vermont Health ServicesRutland Regional Medical Center has announced the following:
• Laura Edwards and Lisa Barker are Employees of the Quarter. Laura M. Edwards, LICSW, Pediatric Social Worker from the Community Health Team was honored as Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Clinical Employee of the Quarter and Lisa Barker, Budget & Financial Reporting Manager in Finance was honored at the Rutland Regional Non-Clinical Employee of the Quarter.
• On May 26, 2015 the third floor of Rutland Regional Medical Center will become the home to a variety of specialty clinics all in one convenient location. Rutland Pulmonary Center and Pulmonology Services, Electroencephalogram (EEG), and Electromyography (EMG) Testing will move to the newly renovated space on the third floor, called 3 North, joining the Comprehensive Care/Infectious Diseases Clinic and Rutland Kidney Center. The renovated space will feature coordinated patient check-in and check-out along with wait space to accommodate patient comfort and privacy. Patient rooms will be remodeled for improved efficiency of care that includes space large enough for patient education. Physicians will have private work areas where they can complete medication orders, patient documentation and consult with other staff.
• Rutland Regional Medical Center celebrates National Nurses Week (May 6-12), which proudly celebrates the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients, with a special screening of the award-winning documentary The American Nurse (DigiNext Films).The American Academy of Nursing’s Excellence in Media Award winner highlights the work and lives of five American nurses from diverse specialties, and explores important topics such as aging, war, poverty and prisons.
• The movie screening will be shown on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Paramount Theatre on 30 Center Street in Rutland. Registration is not required and the event is free and open to the public.
• Green Mountain Gala on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 6:00pm at the Castleton Pavilion at Castleton College, Castleton, Vermont. The event promises to be a fun experience for attendees with unique Vermont themed appetizers and dinner prepared by Chef Rob MacFarlane and dancing by New England musicians, The Party Crashers. All proceeds will benefit the Palliative Care Program at Rutland Regional. The evening will begin with a cash bar where guests will have a chance to mingle and enjoy the beautiful campus of Castleton College. The cocktail reception will be followed by dinner and dancing in the Pavilion. Appetizers and dinner will be uniquely prepared to reflect all the best Vermont has to offer. Tickets to the gala are $125.00 each and reservations can be made by calling 802.772.2458 or visiting and click on I am a Supporter.
texas hold emShear Heaven Salon & Day Spa invites you to a Texas Hold’em Poker Fundraiser for Athlete Matthew Lorman at the Knights of Columbus on May 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – May 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am. Doors open at 5pm and the tournament is scheduled to start at 6pm. $50 buy-in, re-by or one add on. 65% to winners. Seating up to 100 players. $10 best hand winner takes all. Finger foods will be served. Matthew Lorman was asked to represent Vermont at the 18th Annual Down Under International Games in Australia. This meet is like a “mini Olympics”. Matthew will be on the East Conference Cross Country Team and will represent Vermont and the Rutland Region. Questions? Call Vic Miglorie, 802-770-9670 or Ricky Battles, 802-779-7598. If you cannot attend and would like to donate you can go to Matthew Lorman’s Go Fund Me page.
The Carving Studio Rutland VTThe Carving Studio and Sculpture Center announces the opening reception for the Annual Members’ Exhibition on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. All members of the non-profit arts education organization have the opportunity to show their work in this popular exhibition in the CSSC Gallery at 636 Marble Street. An eclectic mix of techniques and media are always represented and artists of all levels have the chance to exchange ideas after the often-solitary winter. The opening reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The exhibit runs through June 21. For more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at 802-438-2097 or
Vermont Marble Exhibit Rutland VTVermont Marble Museum Grand Opening will take place on May 23, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm under the new ownership of the Vermont Preservation Trust. There will be 3 passenger trains coming from the Rutland Depot to the Museum that day. (Each train can hold up to 200 people.) The leaving times from Rutland to the Museum will be 9am, 12 noon, 3pm, and the last train back to Rutland will be at 5:30pm. The PHS Jazz Band will be performing from 1pm to 3pm. We will have a brand new Student’s Exhibit at the Museum which focuses on The Vermont Marble Company and Immigration. It is also going to be a “Ben & Jerry’s Day in the Courtyard outside the Museum. We have taken this a step up, asking the town to participate in the day, and received a very positive response. There will be a book sale at the Proctor Free Library. Franklins and West Street Market will have food and beverages for sale on the Village Green (next door to the Exhibit). There will be activities going on throughout the day on the Green with the following participating: Proctor Gas, The Proctor Volunteer Fire Department, the Churches in town, The College of Saint Joseph, The Town Clerk’s Office, and Carris Reels. For more information call 802-459-2750 or call