Breaking News From This Evening’s BUHS Senior Awards Night:

Broad Brook Grange annually awards a $750 scholarship to a Brattleboro Union High School student from Guilford who has been accepted at a 2-or-4-year college; the student must be a graduate of Guilford Central School.  Among the fundraisers which help support these scholarships are our famous Brunches, such as the one coming up on Father’s Day this Sunday!

The Grange Scholarship Committee gives special attention to each applicant’s record of community service.

This year, the Grange Membership voted to award a second, one-time scholarship in memory of Marie L. Carpenter, longtime Guilford resident who died this past January.  Sally, as she was known in Town, gave decades of service to both the Grange and the community.  She became Guilford Town Clerk in 1971, a post she held until her retirement in 1984, after which she served a period as Assistant Town Clerk. Guilford honored her in 1983 by dedicating their Town Report to her. She was honored in 2000 with the Secretary of State’s Vermont Public Service Award.  She was particularly devoted to the Town’s children, and was a strong supporter of education.

Mrs. Carpenter’s family designated the Grange, of which she was a longtime member, as recipient of memorial gifts, and the Grange membership voted to use those donations to create this one-time scholarship, also in the amount of $750.

The recipients of both these scholarships have strong academic achievement: And in a statistic I’m pleased to note is typical of Guilford students!, in this BUHS class of over 200 students, one of our recipients ranks 6th in her class, and the other: 11th.

Both have high levels of service to their school, local, and even global communities, and, as it happens, both plan on entering the University of Vermont this fall.

Broad Brook Grange’s annual Scholarship this year is presented to REBECCA ALICE POTTER.


Father’s Day Brunch at the Grange



Broad Brook Grange will present its 17th annual Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday, June 16, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Grange hall in Guilford Center.  The proceeds from the event will allow for continued renovations of the historic building.

The all-you-can-eat brunch features eggs and omelets, any style, made to order.  Also on the menu are  pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and home fries, with Guilford maple syrup.  Other treats include home-baked coffee cakes and other baked goods, fresh fruit salad, and bread for toasting.  A selection of juices  will be available, along with coffee, teas and milk.

No reservations are necessary for the meal, which is priced at $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, and $5 for ages 2-12. Kids under two are free.

The Grange is truly Guilford’s Community Center, hosting a dozen Grange-sponsored events each year, and also community meetings, town planning forums, Green-Up Day, Pre-Town Meeting, classes, and performances by the town’s arts groups, as well as private parties and other rentals.  Membership fees only keep the Grange organization going, but the building is supported to considerable extent by the sugar supper and brunches, so your support is invaluable!

This event is the third brunch of 2013, which will conclude with the Apple Brunch in October.  Broad Brook Grange is at 3940 Guilford Center Road, 4 miles west of the Guilford Country Store.  For more information, call (802) 257-1961.

Guilford Fire Department Auxiliary

Guilford Fire Department Auxiliary invites you to participate in our new fundraiser.  We are planning a cookbook filled with recipes from area residents.  To submit recipes or if you have any questions, we have set up an e-mail address,, or mail to Guilford Fire Department Auxiliary, 108 Guilford Center Road, Guilford, VT 05301.

Categories are Appetizers/Beverages, Soup/Salad, Vegetables/Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Breads/Rolls, Deserts, Cookies/Candies and “This and That”.  We would like to include a section for “Firehouse Recipes”.  PLEASE BE AWARE OF COPY RIGHTS for recipes.

 The Guilford Fire Department Auxiliary has been working on a garden, in memory of Priscilla McKinley, in the flagpole area in front of the station.  As of date the garden is planted and awaiting the arrival of mulch.  Then a seating bench will be placed in the garden.  As the garden settles in, we hope you will enjoy the view.

Next meeting is our Annual Meeting and has been changed from July 4 to July 11.  Offices up for election are Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.  Meeting time is 6:30.  New members are always welcome.

Guilford Cares Monthly Board Meeting

LogoGuilford Cares will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, June 12 at 6:00 pm at the Town Offices. Guilford Cares meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. These monthly meetings, open to all Guilford residents, are a great opportunity to ask questions and offer ideas.

Who are the Guilford Cares board members?  Tina Blust, Dick Stewart, Allen Halpern, Mary Lila Greg, Pat Haine, Roger Wilken, Shirley Squires, and Sandy Lynn. They welcome you to just show up, call Leah Gessner, 254-5561 or write to