Thursday, April 16, 2009

After School Gardening Program

Joanna Colwell and Nola Kevra are running an after school Ripton Community Garden program beginning Monday, May 4. They will meet after school May 4, May 11,  May 18, and June 1, from 3:30 to 5 pm. The hour and a half long program will include a snack, garden and nature activities, some yoga or movement, art and singing. Open to all ages. Thanks to Friends of Ripton School (FORS) for sponsoring this event. Questions? Contact Joanna at 388-1961 or Nola at 388-6107.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fire danger level is high!

From Ripton's fire department:
April 11, '09
Fire danger level is HIGH due to overall dryness and gusty, windy conditions in most of RIpton. Few if any fire permits will be issued until we get some precipitation.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Take advantage of free home energy improvements!

There are still openings in the REAP program. That means two of your fellow Riptonites can stop by your house, and give you free advice and stuff to improve your home's energy efficiency.

Warren King writes:
The last day of the REAP program to install energy saving equipment in Ripton homes will be 15 April. If you haven't had a visit from a REAP volunteer, there are still several days left to take advantage of one of the best opportunities of the year to save on your fuel bills. Call Warren King at 388-4082 to schedule a visit.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Music Program at Ripton Elementary

Wednesday, April 8th at 6:30pm there will be a Gr.K-6 Music Program at Ripton Elementary School.
Students will demonstrate the folk dances they have been learning, and there will be an opportunity for adults to join in and learn a dance as well. Ripton's own band, AuH20, will be performing as well. The public is warmly invited to attend. Bring a neighbor, bring a friend, bring your dancing shoes!

Ripton Community Garden meeting

Garden News from Joanna Colwell and Nola Kevra

April 9 at 5:45 pm in the school library (right before yoga), there will be a meeting to make plans for the school garden this Spring... Anyone who wants to help with garden planning is most heartily invited to join in that discussion. Tea and cookies will be served!