Tuesday, December 14, 2010

¡Finally Snow!¡Finalmente Nieve!

Springfield Vermont gets a coat of snow, it was fun to drive in the snow at night ...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Springfield Band - Voting Day in Springfield Vermont

When you go to Springfield's Riverside Middle School to vote today, please consider signing the petition to put the Springfield Band on the ballot, we need to support them. They only need a total of 350 signatures. It seems that the main issue is that the Springfield Band should be paid for performing. However, after all the years of work that Lloyd Partridge put into the Springfield Band, it would be a good idea to complete his unfinished project - to grace Springfield Vermont with a public bandstand.

If you decide to support the initiative to put the question of a fair payment to the Springfield Band, remember to sign the petition for it on your way out of the polling station today - sign first then print out your name. Thanks!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Peter Shumlin speaks to voters in Springfield Vermont.

Vermont's Democratic candidate for the office of Governor, Peter Shumlin, joined by Steve Howard, Alice Nitka and Peter Welch and many others, met today with citizens of Springfield, Vermont, at what turned out to be a perfect, crisp Fall day on the grassy verge of Comptu Cascade Park. The backdrop included the silent factories, quietly brooding among ever more naked old trees, almost floating, lost in the bright late afternoon glare (like the ghosts of jobs offshored long ago), sitting there empty on the opposite shore of the now wild and raging Black River.

This close to the election day, Peter Shumlin took the time to mention the bald depravity of some parties in sending jobs offshore for decades, all the while claiming to create jobs.

And Mr. Shumlin touched on another fundamental point for voters to consider on the Second of November, that something as basic and important and traditional as the direct vote, the Direct Vote, that the direct vote is under assault, and that it is very important not to enable bad behavior by other parties who would eliminate, eliminate, the direct vote. That, dear reader, would be a tragic marker in the decline and passing of the Middle Class.

Please exercise your right to vote.

Peter Shumlin to visit Springfield Vermont today

Peter Shumlin is scheduled, rain or shine, to visit Springfield Vermont today. He will speak at Comptu Cascade Park overlooking the mighty Black River, on Main Street, across the street from Springfield Vermont's Democratic HQ.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Springfield Vermont Loves Sunny Lowdown and Pleasant Valley Brewery, Saxtons River, Vermont

Just what we need here in Springfield Vermont, a Pleasant Valley Brewery of our own with great artists like Sunny Lowdown ...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hallowe'en Approaches, Springfield Vermont Readies For A Haunting

- and www.springfieldvermont.org will be out and about taking photographic proof of witches, goblens and ghosts, for posting here subsequently.

- by all means, send a jpg of your own sitings if you like for possible posting as well.

- Have fun!

Monday, October 25, 2010

more boxing pics from Springfield Vermont's Springfield Boxing Club

more boxing pics from Springfield Vermont's Springfield Boxing Club are on the way, here is one now ...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Springfield Boxing Club Holds an Exciting Event

Springfield Vermont was treated to a rousing spectacle last night that would have gotten the crowd to their feet in any arena, a timeless display. Spectators and boxing clubs came from far and wide to attend the twice yearly event sponsored by Springfield Vermont's own Springfield Boxing Club, at the Riverside Middle School - a good time was had by all. More pictures will follow in the coming days ...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Winterizing Springfield Vermont

If they are shutting down the Fountain, then the Summer must truly be over with! Springfield Vermont's handsome little fountain receives the attention it deserves ...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Springfield Vermont lost in the hills

If you look with a really concerted effort, you may see Springfield, Vermont, peeking out at the left, just under Mt. Ascutney.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Springfield Vermont, Ablaze in Autumn Finery

Here is Elm Hill, Springfield, Vermont, seen from the Miller Art Center, on a particularly stunning Autumn day

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Springfield Vermont in early Autumn - Llega Otoño

Near Hewey Hill, an orchard starts to blaze in a mist that only burns it more.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Springfield Vermont on a late Summer afternoon

Springfield Vermont lies along the famous Black River - here is the confluence with the Connecticut River, where small islands formed into secret places hide trovey nooks.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Autumn approacheth, Springfield Vermont readies ...

Autumn approaches quickly, but the crisp weather is a welcome respite from the hot days of Summer in Springfield Vermont.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fancy News - Springfield Vermont's Theater Delights in the Exquisite Ministrations of Master Craftsmen!

Lament not the passing of that hideous storefront that once clung to the entrance of the Springfield Theater like the stench of Hai Karate and polyester, it is gone of course, having succumbed to the harsh actions of fire and fire crews some years ago. The one bright thing about that absurd fire was the revelation of what remained of the modest 1920's era Pseudo-Indiana Limestone (cast concrete) facade that was hacked away sometime in the 1960's or so.

Celebrate the arrival of Alan Barr, proprietor of Stone Details www.stonedetails.net, and Leslie Fry www.LeslieFry.com, the artists who have begun the delicate methodical work of restoring the limestone facade.

This work will only benefit from the careful search for period photographs that display any details of the original limestone facade. Even blurry, incomplete or otherwise marginal images can contain valuable information, as the original work may have been produced from then-existing copy books - if so, then if there is enough of a hint in an image it could be possible to research the original design.

Certainly, some among us still treasure a photograph snapped with a Brownie on a sunny afternooon long ago, taken with the backdrop of the facade of the Springfield Theater, after a matinee performance, long, long ago.

Please pass the word to your friends and neighbors, and quickly, the work is in progress and needs every bit of help for recreating the missing details!

What a great opportunity to participate in the revitilization of Springfield, Vermont - City of Lights, Official Home of the Simpsons, and Jewel of the Upper Valley.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dusk is the time for fleeting reveals in Springfield Vermont

Springfield Vermont, where sylvan mysteries still rustle in the dusky light of a late Summer eve. Un susurro silvestre, un atardecer misterioso en Springfield, Vermont.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lost Ferret in Springfield Vermont

Is anyone missing a pet ferret in Springfield Vermont? A small ferret-like creature was just seen scampering around, aimlessly or in a mild panic, on Prospect Street near the corner of Pine, he finally went into the bushes, perhaps down the hill to Pearl. He looked very like a squirrel except that he was a little sleaker, very dark brown coat, almost black.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Foreign Travel - Springfield Vermont to New Hampshire

There are more reasons for travelling from the Natural Splendor of Springfield, Vermont, City of Lights and Official Home of the Simpsons, to New Hampshire. Is it true that "a local Paradise for Tax-free Shopping" is what some call this happy State of the Union?

Perhaps, but the excellent sight-seeing trumps shopping any day of the week.

Aqui una vista de Charlestown, New Hampshire, un estado muy conocido por no cobrar impustos en las compras, pero igual da gusto viajar por sus andares y ver curiosidades, como esta maquina de volar.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Off Roading in Springfield Vermont.

What an unfortunate choice of turns, this driver had to leave his motor up in the air and go for a tow truck, as the note in the window explains.

El conductor ó la conductuctora de este vehiculo infeliz, ha tenido que dejárlo tendido, e ir en busca de grua.

Bongo promises to stop chuckling and wishes him luck in getting a tow and a new GPS device.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Strange things happen on hot days in Springfield Vermont

Have certain so-called magic circles and unicorn parades been reported as having occurred during the late dog-hot afternoon hours on certain recent heatwave days here in Springfield Vermont?

Or is there another explanation for recurring image?

Night Painting in Springfield Vermont - Heat Wave Creates New Behaviors

Well, no one needs to point out that recent heat wave and it's miasmatic atmosphere, thick and oppressive as it was, interrupted the normal routines quite effectively here in Springfield, Vermont. Many lawns and shrubs suffered as underground springs withered away, and daytime patterns of activity were altered when possible.

One neighbor had the brilliant idea of illuminating the outside painting project in order to pursue completion of the task during a less roast-y time of day. It turns out that the actual air temperature did not decrease very much at all from that daytime high, but it was good to get to paint without the merciless glare of the Sun.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Alumni Parade Pleases Happy Crowds - Springfield Vermont

Today's Parade was another great event in the Summer of 2010, a great time was had by all.

Hats made a joyful appearance everywhere

Impalas were making grown men drool visibly

Otherwise modest work vehicles took center stage

mystery lurked

BBQ was under control

the ghosts were friendly and handsome

the carnival food was in brilliant form

Everyone was in full character and having a ball

Tailgate parties started as soon as the automobile conga line came to a halt

The world-renowned Springfield Community Players were in attendance spreading clown-based mayhem and merriment.

Many handsome autos were delighted to provide backdrops for festive perching

Gilligan's Island had it's full complement of Gingers

And there was a surprise for everyone!

Yes indeed, today's Parade was another great event in the Summer of 2010, a great time was had by all.

Fancy News - Springfield Vermont's annual SHS Alumni Parade is on!

Preparations are in place!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Preparing for the Parade? Please note the following details ...

Everyone is busy readying for the Event - Springfield Vermont's Springfield High School Alumni Association will present the 56th Annual Alumni Day tomorrow, Saturday, June 26, 2010. Brush-up your fez, polish that antique fender, and charge your camera batteries, tomorrow's parade will be a corker.

Attendees and visitors will be glad to know the following informal, unofficial, but probably accurate information.

On the morning of the Parade, at 1000 HOURS, ALL southbound traffic on Route 106 and westbound traffic on Route 11 WILL be shut down, in preparation of the Parade commencing at 1030 hours. The only exception will be those motorists needing to drop someone off that will be in the Parade.

The Parade will start this year on Clinton Street by the former Bryant Grinder Corporation Facility. The Parade will then proceed west from Clinton Street and will continue onto Main Street. The Parade will then continue on Main Street, onto River Street. The Parade will then continue out River Street, and will turn towards Chester Road. The Parade will then end at Riverside Middle School.

Cars approaching from North Springfield will detour around the Parade route in the following manner: Turn onto Mill Road, to Main Street, to Elm Street, to Fairground Road, to Chester Road, to Park Street, to Union Street, to South Street, to Seavers Brook Road, to Route 11.

Cars approaching from Route 11 heading west will follow the above routes in opposite order of the above to get around the Parade route.

Parking will involve a little walking to the Parade route, no matter where you leave the car, but if you park on Mineral Street you get to walk over Comptu Falls, and if you arrive early you may get a space on Main Street or Clinton Street before they are closed off.

Avoid the rush, arrive early to peruse the offerings at the Springfield Community Market in the parking lot between McKinley's Restaurant and Chittenden Bank, in the heart of Springfield, Vermont, Official Home of the Simpsons, and Jewell of the Upper Valley.

While you're here for the Parade, don't forget, there is the Springfield High School Association Alumni fun at Riverside Middle School, the Open House at No. Springfield's North School, and Family Day at Precision Valley Fish & Game's target range in Perkinsville!
See this link for more event info, from the Springfield High School Alumni Association.

Who says there's no fun in Vermont?