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Farewell to Richmond’s Historic Andrew’s Barn
On Monday, 1/13/2014 the Andrew’s farm barn burned to the ground.
—Larry BohenI started going past the Andrews’ farm in 1969 when I lived in Jonesville. Given my interest in farming and barns, over the ensuing forty-five years I likely viewed the barn hundreds of times and will miss seeing the historic barn which was central to many agricultural activities since originally built in 1813 as two barns. In 1917 the barns were connected in their final U-shape. Whenever I am in such a barn, I can’t help thinking of all the good, honest work that occurred in it and of the people and animals that passed through it over its life.
The barn and surrounding acres were purchased a while ago by Bruce Hennessy and Beth Whiting, owners of Maple Wind Farm in Huntington. Bruce and Beth had been pasturing cattle and growing vegetables on some of the land for a few years, had a special poultry processing facility built near the barn and was collaborating with others such as Meghan Giroux, owner of Vermont Edible Landscapes to bring the farm back to life. Under Bruce and Beth’s guidance, the farm is sure to return to it’s previous importance to agriculture in our area. Given what Bruce and Beth have accomplished so far, I am sure they will overcome the barn fire. The Western Slopes Business Association wants to help and have already reached out to them.Thomas Hark, President of the Western Slopes Business Association says “
This is an important local business and the WBSA will be helping to rally the community to help Bruce & Beth get back on their feet. One of our Board members suggested we organize a barn raising! Love idea! Together we can help get these folks back on their feet! But it will take the whole community pulling together.”
The Richmond Selectboard and Planning Commission asked the Richmond Economic Development Committee (REDC) to reach out to the public to gather opinions and comments about the future of the so-called Creamery parcel at 74 Jolina Court.
There is considerable, and growing, interest in developing this parcel of land. REDC’s mission is to foster healthy economic growth in Richmond by representing the interests of the community and serving as a liaison between development, the community, and the town. The creamery parcel is principal real estate in our downtown and public comment will help guide changes to zoning bylaws for this parcel to ensure the interests of the community are represented in future development. We are reaching out in a particular way to you, as a member of the business community, to ask how the development of this property could impact your business and what considerations are important to you.
The parcel is 6 acres, 4 of which are developable, accessible via Jolina Court (road by Sonoma Station), behind the village cemetery, Richmond Free Library and Post Office/Richmond Town Center. Go here for the rest of this article.
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Is your website on the first page of results? If yes, congratulations. If no, LET’S TALK. Email Larry Bohen
Richmond Historical Society Annual Meeting
The Richmond Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting and Winter Program on Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 pm in the Richmond Free Library.
Paul Wood, a member of the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, will give a slide show presentation entitled Inventive Vermonters: A Sampling of Farm Tools and Implements. Wood presents an assortment of farm tools and artifacts invented or produced in Vermont, examining their use, uniqueness of design, and the often fascinating stories of the inventors themselves. This program is co-sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.