Grange Notes 4-13-14: Hall plans approved, and more Hall news

Basement and bathroom plans approved by Grange
Hall plans later approved by Fire Marshal
More Hall updates: Wi-Fi, new phone service and emergency lights, stage painting
Garden talk at the April 5th Grange meeting
Grange Legislative Day coming up
May 3rd meeting—Grange building movie from 1953! 100th anniversary!

Grange Notes, 2/17/14: FCCGH benefit success, Wi-Fi & Internet Improvements, and more

Feb. 1st Grange meeting votes on WiFi, sings Pete Seeger songs and sees a movie!
FCCGH fundraiser—fun and successful
Volunteer thoughts
Improving our “digital presence” consultation coming up
Mar. 1st Grange meeting: FCCGH bathroom & fire code project plans

Feb.9th: Dance, Dinner, Dance to benefit the Friends!

Sunday, February 9. Heat up the dance hall to benefit the Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall as they work to fund fire code improvements. Bring friends and little ones to the family dance from 3:00pm – 4:30pm with music by Mikaela Moore and Dana Hartshorn, and calling by the Mad Robins Callers group. Stay for an amazing Thai dinner from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Follow it up with a contra dance, 5:30 pm - 8:30pm with music by Maivish (Jaige Trudel and Adam Broome) and calling by Mary Wesley.

Grange Notes, 12/15/13: benefit, cookies and bathroom design

Benefit for Richard, Charles & Gary on Jan. 18th
Don't forget: Bake some cookies for Dec. 21st
Also remember: The Great Dance Clothes Swap!
Improving our Hall—bathroom design focus
What's happening with our Mission Statement?
Lights on the sign!

Catching up with the Grange--Nov. 20, 2013

Catching up with the Grange
November CCG meeting report—frank discussions of the mission of our Grange
Remembering Bill Spear
Friends of the CCG Hall—planning ahead
Special dance events coming up
Who left the beer bottles—and the dishwasher?

Catching up with the Grange: I haven't sent out much in the way of “Grange Notes” this fall—due to a variety of reasons:
Busy-ness—just lots going on in my own life, with work, visitors and keeping up with the changing seasons.

Grange Notes, 7/7/13--new windows, summer picnic and projects

Grange windows installed!
Friends planning more projects—join us on 7/17
Grange Picnic on July 20th
Champlain Valley Festival—restarting July 19-21
Grates for the porches
Grange business meetings will resume in September

Grange Notes: March 2013

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
Quick survey

Grange flooring takes new life!

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


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.

January 27th: Benefit dance event--dance, dinner and more dance!

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 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!

New flooring at the Grange Hall, finished and waiting for use!

New flooring at the Grange Hall, finished and waiting for use!

Here's how the new floor looks, with 2 coats of Waterlox Original Tung Oil finish. Already in use, and ready for more! See the Grange Notes for more information. And there are more floor photos in the "Photos" page of this website.

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