by Risa Mornis,
Twelve-year-old Reading resident Louisa Oney recently started her own business selling quilted greeting cards. She has a little story about it at her new website: www.vermontquiltedcards.com.
With proceeds from her card business, Louisa plans on starting a savings account for college.
Tastefully designed with a variety of contemporary and traditional fabric quilt squares that include florals, solids, batiks, and graphic designs, the cards are perfect for special notes, thank you cards, birth announcements, wedding announcements, and holiday greetings.
Special requests are welcomed, and designs can be accommodated. Contact her at Yannick@hughes.net. Louisa hopes to have her cards for sale at the Reading Country Store and the Reading Greenhouse very soon.
Ben Kaija was the recipient of the 2011 Paul Robbins Community Service Award given by the Reading Friends and Neighbors Organization this year. He received this award during the Undergraduate Awards ceremony held prior to Graduation.
Meetings this week:
Reading Rescue, Monday, Jun 27 at 7 p.m., at the Firehouse
Library Trustees, Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m., at the Town Library
From time to time a senior in town is in need of someone to drive them to an appointment. If you or someone you know can volunteer to help out in situations like this, please give your name and number to Vivian Mornis, 484-9757, or the town clerk, Amy Harkins, 484-7250.
If you are on a budget (and who isn’t, now-a-days) there are free concerts offered fairly close to Reading. At noon on Thursdays on the Woodstock Green, the Brown Bag Series commences June 30th with the Interplay Jazz All Stars. The summer concert series is not just for the young or the tourists, so take a lunch break at the right time. Included in the summer lineup are Avi & Friends, Mellow Yellow, Starline Rhythm Boys, Bread and Bones, The Kind Buds, The Alternate Routes, and Prydein.
If Thursdays are too tight for you, then try the Jackson Gore concert series on Friday nights in Ludlow. Tomorrow night Chris Kleeman performs and next week it’s the River City Slim and the Hogs. Concerts begin at 6 p.m., rain or shine, in or outside of the Jackson Gore Inn, and run until sundown. Until next thyme!
This article first appeared in the June 23rd print edition of the Vermont Standard.