Whiting 23rd Annual Memory Tree 12/2 at 4:00pm

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The Whiting Volunteer Fire Department established the Whiting Memory tree 23 years ago to honor the memory of Vicki Grandchamp, a Whiting teenager who died in an accident. It has become a community event for all who wish to remember those who have died, by purchasing one or more lights on the memory tree.

How can you participate? Individual lights may be purchased on the Tree in memory of a loved one. Lights are $1, and you may purchase as many as you wish, including more than 1 light per individual. Names of those being remembered will be published, and also posted at the Town Clerk’s Office. Those having more than one bulb purchased will be indicated in this manner: John Doe (3), Jane Doe (2).

November 29th- To be assured of inclusion in the reading of the names ceremony and the Town Report, we need to receive your names and check no later than November 29th. This annual event benefits the Fire Department, adds a beautiful lighted tree to the community and allows you to remember a loved one in a meaningful way. This event has come to provide a “coming together” of the community for an evening of remembering and celebrating.

Mark Your Calendars – Join us at the Fire Station for the tree-lighting ceremony on Sunday, December 2nd, at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. We hope your family will attend and take part in the brief ceremony. If you would like to be involved (music, bake cookies, serving, etc.) contact Stacey Freeguard (623-6065) or Chief Mike Wilbur (989-1722)

PLEASE RETURN THE FORM ABOVE by November 29th to ensure inclusion of a light and a name to the published list.  

Make checks payable to: Whiting Fire Department. Send to Stacey Freeguard, 254 Stickney Rd. Whiting, VT, 05778.

Indicate the name(s) and how many light bulbs you would like in that name. $1 for each bulb purchased. One name per $1, please!

Please, no pets

Whiting Turkey Bingo 11/16 at 6:00pm

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Food * Fun * Raffle * Turkeys
Sponsored by Otter Creek Academy PTO
Whiting Town Hall
Doors open at 6:00pm with Bingo starting at 6:30pm.
Come join us for some fun while supporting the Otter Creek Academy PTO!
Bake Sale
The Otter Creek Academy PTO will also have a Bake / Pie Sale at the Turkey Bingo. We are asking families to donate baked goods or pies. You can drop them off at Leicester, Sudbury or Whiting Schools the day of the Bingo.

Whiting Town Wide Yard Sale 9/15, 9-2pm


Town Wide YARD SALE 

September 15th, 9am – 2pm

Yard Sales all over town. This is THE day for bargain lovers.

Official start is 9 am but many start earlier.
Rain or shine!

Pick up a map & listing sheet and follow the sales.
Maps will be available starting at 7:00 a.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office in the window. They will also be available on‑line, see link below.

MAP of Whiting Yard Sales

Map updated daily until Friday evening, no updates after 7pm Friday.


  • 9-2pm – Yard Sales
  • 9-12noon – Whiting Library Open
  • 12-2pm – FREE Lunch @ Whiting Church
  • 12-3pm – FREE Fall Family Festival @ Whiting Church
  • 12-3pm – FREE  Popcorn & Cotton Candy @ Whiting Church


Have fun and find lots of deals!!

Backyard Woods Program

Backyard Woods Program

A course for Vermont homeowners interested in caring for their woods

  • Do you own less than 25 acres?
  • Are you interested in becoming a more active steward of your woods?

Then you may be interested in the Backyard Woods Program!

The Backyard Woods Program is an online course targeted at teaching homeowners with 25 acres or less about their woods and how they can be caretakers of it! Whether you own 2 acres or 20 acres, this program will help you make the most out of the woods in your backyard!

Course Details:

  • The online course starts Sept. 24 and runs through Nov. 3.
  • Participants will also be invited to an in-person Backyard Woods field walk (TBD).
  • This course is composed of 4 online sections. Each section has videos, webinars, and activities aimed at helping you develop a stewardship action plan with a project schedule.

Self-Paced: This online course is self-paced and all activities are to be completed on your own schedule during the course, with the exception of the live webinars and in-person walks.  The course schedule is intended to keep you on track to complete the course in 6 weeks. This flexibility allows you to complete all activities and watch videos when you have time each week. You can expect to spend 1.5-3 hours each week on the course.

Registration:  The course costs $30 per family, before September 16, or $40 (on September 17 or afterwards). Learn more and register at vtcommunityforestry.org.

Questions? Contact Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu or 802-651-8343.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Gwen Kozlowski, gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu, at 802-651-8343 or 1-800-571-0668, bySeptember 3, 2018, so we may assist you.

GWEN KOZLOWSKI Outreach & Education Coordinator
VT Urban & Community Forestry Program
UVM Extension
802-651 -8343, Ext 506 │ www.vtcommunityforestry.org

2018 Master Composter Course: Registration is Open!

2018 Master Composter Course: Registration is Open!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful Vermont summer we are having! We are announcing that registration is now open for the 2018 Master Composter Course! This course is provided in collaboration with the Agency of Natural Resources through grant funding, and the self-funded UVM Extension Master Gardener Program. Please see the details below where you will find the link to the course registration website.

With Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) ban of disposal of food scraps in landfills by 2020, courses such as this play an important role in educating communities on the need for composting. In fact, one of the class lectures is specific to learning more about this law.

Best regards, Lisa

September 13-Nov. 9
Thursdays 6-7pm
Registration Deadline
: September 12th
Fee: $50 In state, $150 out of state

100% Live Online-Topics Include: Soil and Decomposition Ecology, Biology of Composting, , Recipe Design, Disease Control, Site and Container Selection, VT Act 148, Managing the Compost Process, Troubleshooting, Educational Outreach, Worm Composting, *One optional hands- on session will also be offered on a Saturday in each region of the state

Online Course: Pre-recorded Lectures, Live Q&A sessions, Homework, Final Exam, & 10 hrs. of hands-on volunteering in your area=Certified Vermont Master Composter Volunteer

Course-Only Option: No volunteer service required and receive a Vermont Certificate of Home Composting

Anyone requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate should contact the Master Gardener Program office by August 22 – 802-656-9562 – master.gardener@uvm.edu


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