Burnham Memorial Library
Kelly McCagg, Director

Here is a sample of some great programs being offered by the library in August. Check out the Sun’s weekly calendar pages for more.

Thursday Aug. 2: Vermont Lake Monsters: 11 a.m. Players from the Vermont Lake Monsters will read great stories and sign your memorabilia. For all ages.

Friday Aug. 3: VINS Presents – Screech & Hoot! 2 p.m. Why do owls hoot? What are those hawks talking about? How do scientists find out what birds are saying? Meet some of these talkative hawks, falcons, and owls up close! We’ll practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what the vocalizations might mean, and how they are made. You’ve never heard a bird song like this!

Thursday, Aug. 9: Dennis Waring’s Music Rocks the World: 2 p.m. A join-in journey to six different world cultures using indigenous instruments and music. Audience participation is encouraged.


Parks and Recreation
Glen Cuttitta, Director

Summer is a busy time for the parks & recreation department! Here are some activities to look for:

[The last] Summer Concert at Lower Bayside: (beachside) Thursday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., featuring The Kenny Brothers Band. Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening by the lake!

July is a great time to visit Bayside Beach to swim or rent a kayak, standup paddleboard, or pedal boat. Visit this website for details. Frequent visitors should ask about our punch passes for discounts!

Muck It Up Adventure Race: Saturday, Sept. 29 at Upper Bayside Park. This is an off-road triathlon with trail running, mountain biking and paddling. Visit their website for details and to register.

Adults, be sure to visit our website to find programs to keep you entertained this summer. Many programs have openings available – give one a try!

Fall is rapidly approaching so keep an eye out for our fall program brochure which will be in mailboxes in mid-August!


Friendly reminders

Property taxes are due August 15.

Absentee/early voting is available now in the clerk’s office (at the town offices at 781 Blakely Rd.) during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Early ballots may be requested online at the Vermont Secretary of State’s website (https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/voters.aspx), at the clerk’s office or by phone at 264-5520. Mail-in ballots must be received on or before Election Day. Remember to allow time for postal transit! The clerks are not responsible for mail delays.



Construction Update Routes 7/2, 2A Intersection Improvement Project – Rough Road Ahead

Travel will be slow and bumpy on Route 7/2 between Route 2A and north of the Creek Farm Road intersection this week due to rough gravel surface and lane closures. Cyclists are advised to proceed slowly. Seek an alternate route if possible. Morning commuters are advised to get through the work zone by 8:30 a.m. before one-lane travel begins. Questions? Contact Jill Barrett at 272-1248.