March 2nd Grange meeting: legislative issues report, and more
Organic agriculture exhibit at the Pavilion
Tuned and rebuilt piano keeping the music going in the Grange
Lots of events in March keeping the Hall busy!
Program on March 2nd—getting ready for Post-Peak-Oil
Mike Ziegler, Grange member, dancer, Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall board member, is making great use of salvaged flooring from the Hall! This article appeared in the Times Argus on Jan. 14th!
Knock on wood
Grange’s mandolin man finds use for floorboards
By DAVID TAUBE STAFF WRITER
STAFF PHOTOS BY JENNIFER LANGILLE (see the attachments at the bottom of this story)
Retired dentist Mike Ziegler explains the process of converting old floorboards from the Capital City Grange in Berlin to pieces suitable for use in creating his mandolins and picture frames.
Join us for an enjoyable afternoon and evening of music and dancing at the Grange Hall
Kicking things off, Crowfoot will present a special workshop for musicians and bands, from noon to 2:00. Presented by the Summit School and Young Traditions VT, make reservations by calling (802) 917-1186, or at www.summit-school.org. This will be "an exploration of band dynamics and arrangement ideas for concerts and contra dances", by one of the most popular contra dance bands, who will also be playing for the evening benefit dance!
Grange floor: cleaning up the loose ends
Project help needed—quarter-round for the floor edges
FAQs about the floor
Grange meeting notes from Nov. 3rd
Re-decorating the Hall
The Friends get a grant!
The Friends plan a benefit concert!
Flooring installation complete, sanding to start!
Relocated contra dance successful in Barre!
Next dances in Barre, at the Old Labor Hall
Flooring installation complete, sanding to start!: Following our successful volunteer flooring removal, Floors Only, our installer was able to lay out the new flooring--”racking” it for best layout. Then, starting on Monday, Oct. 15th they were able to start nailing it off, completing final installation on Tuesday.
Removing the Hall Floor—Oct. 7 & 8: I sent out a brief report about the very successful volunteer project to remove the original floorboards from the Hall Floor on Sunday and Monday. Here's a little more information, with a list of the volunteers who made it possible. I'm including a direct link to the Grange website photo gallery where you can see pictures of the work in process.
The Montpelier newspaper The Bridge published a feature article about the floor replacement project. Nat Frothingham interviewed Patty Giavara of the Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall and others to produce a well-researched story. In addition to describing the progress of the floor replacement project to that point, he provided background history on the National Grange as well as the construction of the current Grange Hall by volunteers.