This photograph was captured at the top of the North Street hill looking south east at the end of summer in 2009
OUR US POSTAL EMPLOYEES AND INFORMATION
Something happened when I went to the Wells US Post Office to photograph our Postal Employees. They not only opted for, but suggested that the photo be taken under the sign and eagle knowing that they would be barely seen if all were squeezed into the photo. That shouts volumes about their enthusiasm and loyalty for what they do. Their expressions tell it all. We salute you!
The US Postal information is listed here because so many of us think of our post office as a service organization, not as a business. Sarah, our acting Post Mistress, grew up in the area and decided to stay and raise her family here. When asked what she likes most about her job she said, “The best part of working here is the people. I enjoy seeing customers everyday and helping them with their shipping needs. I also have a great staff who are dedicated to the postal service, striving to deliver every piece everyday.”
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00-5:00 pm 8:00-noon, 2:00-4:30
Hours: Sat 6:30-10:30 am 8:00-10:00
Products and Services:
Express, Priority, International, First Class Mail
Delivery confirmation, insurance, Certified and Registered Mail
Packaging products, money orders, PO Box rentals and stamps
Did you know they assist with business solutions and if a United Parcel Service [UPS] package label is coded correctly, you can leave it at the post office for UPS pick up? Questions? (802) 645-0822
TOWN OF WELLS SERVICES
Wells Village School
Volunteer Fire Dep’t
US Post Office
Lake St. Catherine
Left to Right: Lynne Sheldon,
Sarah Clark-Turner, James Bentley
OUR BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES
Wells United Methodist Church
The Reverend David Adams, Pastor
Church Service 8:30 Sundays
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
The Reverend William A. Davidson, Priest
Church Service 9:00 Sundays
We’re so lucky to have the MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA in Wells!
The Modern Woodmen of America (MWA) is a fraternal Insurance group based in Illinois, established in 1901 as Camp 10,244. The group offers annuity, life insurance, IRA and investment programs.
The Wells based organization is a family oriented non-profit organization that provides a community center to aid the citizens of Wells and neighboring communities. BINGO is their major source of funding used to support scholarships, family dinners, fire departments, rescue squads, churches, and many schools and sports programs. The organization has provided handicapped access equipment and aid for personal emergencies and they do their best to build one handicapped access ramp a year, now numbering 14. For over 70 years the Wells MWA has held carnivals and Christmas parties for members and area children and their families.
Officers of the Wells MWA are: Joe Capron-Consul (photo right), Dan Boone-Advisor, Gerry Woodruff-Camp Corresponding Secretary and Bingo Chair, Todd Fenton-Banker, Edgar Corey, Escort (past Cousul, photo left), and Libbey Morey-Recording Secretary.
Did you know? Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month. Applications for assistance are accepted in the form of a letter. There is no charge for a member to use the MWA facilities, but there is a fee for non-members. There are currently about 680 Wells MWA members and 45 active members.
BINGO: Thursday nights at 7:00 pm and Sundays at noon; specials are announced as they are planned.
Joe Capron, Consul for the MWA says, "Being part of this group is most rewarding as we volunteer our time to support our community and its families. We encourage all who are interested to become members of this great organization under our motto: There is a destiny that makes us brothers. None shall go his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. Joe invites you to stop in and if you like what you see, “Join us!” For more information, CLICK HERE for their website.
TAKING THE LEAD TO CARE FOR OUR
LAKE ST. CATHERINE WATER SYSTEM
As with all living things, even our lakes have life cycles. Across the country and around the world, caring citizens are partnering with representatives of government, science and industry to slow the progression of aging in our lakes, rivers and ponds. This otherwise natural phenomenon of aging is rapidly increased by the introduction of invasive plant species, harmful bacteria and chemicals, and abundant nutrients that stimulate excessive plant growth (eutrophication) causing a myriad of detrimental affects. Some of this “aging” and eutrophication happens naturally, but more than we would like to admit, it happens at the hands of man.
Local residents and the towns of both Wells and Poultney share water frontage and are stakeholders in the health and well being of our shared Lake St. Catherine water system: Lily Pond-A, [Big] Lake St. Catherine-B, the Upper Channel-C, [Little] Lake St. Catherine-D, and the Lower Channel-E.
You can tell from this site’s photographs showcasing our Lake St. Catherine water system that we are blessed here with the beauty and the recreational privileges of these scrumptious bodies of water. Parts of our Lake System are showing the effects of increased eutrophication, but the good news is that a lot of caring people are actively and aggressively seeking solutions for the short term and the long haul.
If you would like to learn more or become a part of the action to protect, remediate, and preserve our lake system and to slow its natural process of aging, please take the initiative and the time to explore these websites; [links are live].
Our own two local organizations whose members are working extremely hard on restorative and related initiatives:
Two very important State of Vermont agencies
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Water Quality Division
A local conservation organization protecting land and water
The Vermont River Conservancy
Affiliated with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is The Darrin Fresh Water Institute, ie [this link is regarding breaking news about a new discovery...as an example of a whole lot more or educational information].
Thanks one and all for you dedication and hard work!
The Haynes House of Hope in Granville, New York, was built by loving hands and provides a caring residence, staffed 24/7, for people who are terminally ill to live out the remainder of their lives at no cost to them or to their families. If you or your loved one has this need, call (518) 642-8155.
Haynes House welcomes donations and volunteer assistance. Training is provided.
The Neighborhood Pantry Express is sponsored by the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wells, operates out of the Modern Woodmen facilities, and serves food to approximately 100 area families at no cost to them. The food pantry operates on the third Saturday of every month (except August, when it's the 4th Saturday). Once the truck is unloaded, the food pantry opens at around 9:00 am and closes when the food is gone at around 10:30 am.
Volunteers are welcome at 8:00 am Contact Director Michelle Morey Bates: (802) 645-0934
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and to fill a need for fellow town residents gave birth to this website.
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