Champlain Bridge scheduled to reopen October 9, party planned

first_imgThe Lake Champlain Bridge Community (LCBC), the grassroots group responsible for planning the Grand Reopening Celebration, has chosen the weekend of October 15-16, 2011 as the dates for the celebration. The Lake Champlain Bridge is scheduled to reopen on Sunday, October 9, 2011 according to Vermont and New York transportation officials. In the event the bridge does not open as planned, celebration events will be postponed until the spring of 2012.Launched in early April, the official website for the celebration provides information on proposed events, the latest news on celebration activities and how to become involved. Many events are planned for the two-day celebration, including a grand parade that is reminiscent of the parade held in 1929 during the opening festivities for the ‘original’ bridge. The LCBC is inviting people who were present at the 1929 celebration to participate as grand marshals, riding in circa 1929 vehicles, many of which will be provided by the Automobile Enthusiasts of Vermont. In keeping with the spirit of the first bridge’s opening celebration, there will be a boat flotilla, organized by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and in cooperation with Canal Corps. It is hoped that the schooner ‘Lois McClure’ will be available for tours.  Also on tap are bicycle tours of nearby historic sites and areas surrounding the bridge, a 5K footrace, a Saturday night street dance and concert, and an ecumenical service on the bridge at dawn on Sunday.  Also on Sunday there are plans for a farmers’ market and a car show featuring vintage vehicles. The LCBC is inviting performers (many of them locally-based)’musical, dance, speakers, and re-enactors’to entertain throughout the weekend, and there will also be opportunities for local food and craft vendors to participate. To close the weekend celebration, the LCBC is planning a spectacular fireworks display over the lake.  The LCBC welcomes anyone interested in participating in the celebration.  There are many ways to be involved, whether as a volunteer, sponsor, vendor, performer, or parade participant (the LCBC is encouraging towns, schools, and organizations to enter floats), and a committee has been set up to develop ways area students can become involved.  The LCBC is encouraging anyone interested in participating to go to is external) for further details and contact information, or call 802-759-2000.Event Fundraising All funding to promote and host the celebration events will be raised from corporate and private donations. No public monies from the states of Vermont or New York are being made available. If you’re interested in donating or sponsoring an event, email LCBC at sends e-mail). An official program will be published by the Addison Independent, with a portion of the proceeds going to LCBC to help fund the celebration. For details on advertising in the guide, sends e-mail). About the Lake Champlain Bridge Community Members of the Lake Champlain Bridge Community include area residents, representatives from local business, historical sites, local governments, and chambers of commerce. The Community can be found on the Web at is external). Soruce: Crown Point, N.Y./Addison, Vt. ‘ May 9, 2011 ‘ The Lake Champlain Bridge Community The website can be found at: is external). Photos: VBM file March 2011last_img read more

Marks sparks again

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Area CYO Basketball Scores

first_imgArea CYO Basketball ScoresSunday  (2-4)St. Louis-BatesvilleSt. Louis-1  55     St. Maurice  22Holy Family  60     St. Catherine’s-1  55  (OT)St. Michael’s-BrookvilleAll Saints  57     St. Louis-2  48St. Michael’s  60     St. Mary’s  56St. Louis-1 55     St. Maurice 22St. Louis-1 advanced to the semi-finals of the Batesville Deanery tournament by easily defeating St. Maurice 55-22. St. Louis-1 would jump out to 15-2 lead in the first quarter and would never look back.. I felt we came out very focused to start then game. Our defense with the difference in the game. St. Louis-1 lead would grow to 25 at half as the would lead 34-9. St. Louis-1 would continue its good play and cruse to the victory. This was good win but we have to continue to get better if we want win the deanery.St. Louis-1.Lane Oesterling          15Kyle Siefert                 10Sam Giesting              10Alex Westerfeld          6Cooper Williams         5Nathan Eckstein          4Evan Straber               3Sam Bedel                   2Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.All Saints 57     St. Louis-2 48St. Louis-2 season would come to an end as they would end up losing to a very good All Saints team 57-49. St. Louis-2 would only trail by 2 after 1 quarter. We got off to very good start and I felt we ready play. St. Louis-2 would fall behind 29-19 at half. We kept battling but we just didn’t have enough. We played our hearts out today and I am proud of the way we played. This was a good group of kids to coach.Evan Vogelsang           14George Ritter              12Gus Cooper                  7Adam Cox                    5Courtesy of Bruins Coach Fuzz Springmeyer.last_img read more