Saturday, June 27, 2009

New CCS interim principal

Here's what parents learned on Wednesday via email:
On behalf of the school board and myself, I am pleased to announce that Sandra Jump has been hired as the Interim Principal for the Charlotte Central School. Most recently, Sandy has served as principal of the WaitsRiver School in Waits River Vt. She will begin in early July. We are thrilled to welcome Sandy to our community. Elaine Pinckney, Superintendent
And here's a link to Thursday's Free Press story:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Canoe do this?

This is what we should all be doing this summer - lounging lazily in a canoe in a little cove on the lake. Today looks like the last nice day for a while; let's get outside and enjoy it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The News team gathers

The Charlotte News board of directors hosted the News staff last night for a cookout.  The weather held so we could be outside.  It was a fun evening and we all enjoyed the relaxed time to interact and, in some cases, meet one another.  Thanks, board!

In the pic, we are: (back row) Barrie Dunsmore, Tom O'Brien, James Lawrence, Linda Williamson, Beth Merritt, Edd Merritt, (front row) Robin Turnau, Louisa Schibli, Robbie Stanley, Eddie Krasnow, Nancy Wood and Pati Naritomi.  Not pictured: Heather Manning, John Hammer, John Rosenthal and Meg Smith.  

Monday, June 8, 2009

It's Open!

Hurry, before the rain comes!  Uncle Sam's creemee stand is finally open.  There were a lot of cars there this afternoon, full of people kicking off the summer with a first creemee.  The baby size is still only $1.00.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mrs. Smith saying goodbye

Here's a shot from the dessert reception for departing CCS principal Monica Smith, held yesterday evening.  Monica's husband, daughter and son-in-law were there along with many teachers and families.  There were toasts, tributes and some wonderful music, courtesy of Tony Pietricola and Allison Ledoux.  And cake, of course!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yellow fields, blue mountains

It's a colorful time of year but this field next to Thompson's Point Road is a show-stopper.  Drive by soon while it's at its yellowist.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Mighty Wind

What a windy afternoon yesterday!  This sailboat took an unexpected voyage against the ferry dock.  Charlotte was one of the hardest-hit towns in the state, according to the Free Press article this morning.  Jonathan Freeze is quoted, having lost an ancient maple and "dear friend."  Meanwhile, the power is still out (Monday morning) for many homes on the east side of town.  Lots of cleaning up to do...