On Monday, July 22nd at 7pm, at the Town Hall in Barnard, the annual meeting of the Barnard Community Trust will be held to inform the members of the Trust as to what has been accomplished during the past year, get the financial report and re-elect board members.
All existing members and future members are welcome. There will be membership / donation forms available at the meeting.
We hope that many will attend.
Summer is in full swing and the area across from the General Store is being enjoyed by many.
The BCT has put out an appeal to all those who use this property for their swimming and picnicking enjoyment.
All state parks have discontinued making receptacles available for trash. Although this property is not state owned, it has become increasingly difficult for the Barnard Community Trust (owners of the property) and the store to keep up with trash removal.
For this reason we are asking everyone who uses the property to bring a bag and take any trash and/or recyclables with them.
Please help us keep this space clean and enjoyable for all. Thank you for your cooperation.
At 11:15 AM on Saturday, June 1st, Governor Peter Shumlin cut the ribbon to officially celebrate the reopening of the Barnard General Store. Yes. It was quite warm, but the enthusiasm of the crowd was even warmer. After the ribbon cutting and short speeches by the president of the Barnard Community Trust, Rick Carbin, Teo Zagar (who read a letter written by Senator Patrick Leahy for the occasion), and the governor, everyone went into the store and enjoyed what the store has to offer. It was a happy day for all.
The Barnard General Store has been reopened for one week. After almost a year, the town of Barnard has its core restored.
On Saturday, June 1st, at 11 o’clock AM, there will be a gathering at the BGS to celebrate what we have all been working toward for so many months. We would like to invite any and all who would like to celebrate with us to join Joe and Jillian, the BCT board and the governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin, to join us on that special day.
Good news for Barnard. The doors are open at the BGS!!! Joe and Jillian and their families spent hours and hours getting ready for the first customers today. There are still a few wrinkles to be ironed out and some shelves to be filled, but Joe and Jillian seem to have unlimited energy and by the time school is out and summer is on the horizon, it will be in full swing. It is good to have people and action in the store again.
The hours for the store are:
I know that I am happy to be able to shop so close to home again. Please support the store and shop there when you can. Don’t forget that you can enjoy breakfast and lunch there too.
We all wish Jillian and Joe much success.
The Meet and Greet for the new business owners of the Barnard General Store was a great success.
As of March 3rd, the doors to the store will be closed for about one month. Joe and Jillian will be busy arranging the retail space and stocking shelves in anticipation of opening for business at the beginning of April. We will be sure to let you know when this happens.
The good news is that the store will be up and running again at the beginning of April. The bad news is that in order to prepare for this great event, the new business owners, Joe Minerva and Jillian Bradley will need to close the doors to the store. This will happen on February 28th. There will be no café in the mornings and no newspapers will be available until the store reopens. Of course we will keep you posted as to the exact date of that event.
The BCT will be hosting a gathering so everyone can meet Joe and Jillian. A decision has not yet been made as to when and where, but we will let you know as soon as the plans have been finalized.
Joe Minerva and Jillian Bradley will move to Barnard on February 18th where they will live in the apartment above the General Store. Until the beginning of April they will use the time to get to know Barnard and its people and get the store ready to reopen the door for business.
Joe and Jillian are originally from Long Island, NY but have been living in Richmond, Vermont where they are currently working at Richmond Market and Beverage, a full-service grocery store and deli. Their experience in managing a market there will be of great value to their new venture in Barnard.
Residents of Barnard and visitors to our town will soon get to meet Joe and Jillian as they become part of the community.
PO Box 262
Barnard, VT 05031-262
Jake Cunavelis at Mt. Mansfield Media