Month: August 2015

EPHRIAM ‘FAGIE’ MACHIA

HIGHGATE — Ephriam “Fagie” Machia, age 78 years, died late Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2015, in the Northwestern Medical Center with loving family at his side. Born at home in Sheldon on July 19, 1937, he was the son of the late William and Ruth (Bovat) Machia. He attended Sheldon schools and on, Nov. 29, 1958, was married to Rosalie Pelkey who predeceased him on Dec. 16, 2007. Fagie spent most of his working life as a dealer in used cars and salvage owning and operating his own business in Highgate for many years. In earlier years he had...

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MARILYN PELKEY SHERMAN

HIGHGATE — Marilyn Pelkey Sherman, age 78 years, a lifelong area resident died late Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2015, at The Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington with loving family at her side. Born at home in Highgate Falls on March 11, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Foster Alfred and Thelma Eliza (Stewart) Pelkey. She attended Highgate schools and on June 16, 1961, was married to Roland Abraham Sherman who predeceased her on, Nov. 9, 1989. In addition to her responsibilities as a wife and mother, Marilyn found time to be active in the Abenaki Nation of...

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ST. ALBANS CITY: Tree people branch out

ST. ALBANS CITY — Drivers and passersby in the city may notice a few people in orange vests, standing beneath trees and burying their noses in iPads. They’re not absent-minded technology users who accidentally wandered outside. They’re foresters. And they’re not using Facebook or Twitter. Instead, using a Google Map-like system, they’re inventorying trees. St. Albans City is one of 20 municipalities in the state taking part in a 2015 special project conducted by the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program and funded by the U.S. Forest Service. In a partnership between the University of Vermont Extension and the...

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SCOOP OF SUCCESS

ST. ALBANS — It’s hot, it’s summer, and it’s ice cream season. Eating the good stuff is the easy part. The hard part? Keeping all that ice cream cool. It’s a challenge that the St. Albans Ben & Jerry’s factory may know better than anyone else. The estimated 135,000-square-foot building, located in the St. Albans Town Industrial Park, churns out an average of 1.6 million gallons of ice cream every month – pints, bulk, and single scoop servings – and about 400 pints are produced each minute. All the mixing machines mixing, the filling machines filling, the conveyor belts...

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EPHRIAM “FAGIE” MACHIA

HIGHGATE — Ephriam “Fagie” Machia, age 78 years, died late Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2015, in the Northwestern Medical Center with loving family at his side. Born at home in Sheldon on, July 19, 1937, he was the son of the late William and Ruth (Bovat) Machia. He attended Sheldon schools and on Nov. 29, 1958, was married to Rosalie Pelkey who predeceased him on Dec. 16, 2007. Fagie spent most of his working life as a dealer in used cars and salvage owning and operating his own business in Highgate for many years. In earlier years he had...

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