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AARP to lead walk audit to determine safety on Lakeshore Drive

AARP Vermont will conduct a walk audit of Colchester’s West Lakeshore Drive nearby intersections and crosswalks to assess pedestrian access and safety on July 22.

Volunteers will team up with AARP Vermont staff to survey the walkability of West Lakeshore Drive to answer the following questions:

  • Are there appropriate traffic signals for cars and walkers?
  • Are sidewalks accessible for everyone, including wheelchairs?
  • Are crosswalks properly marked and at convenient locations?
  • Is there enough time to cross streets?

This effort is part of AARP’s work to make communities across Vermont safe for people of all ages. We will share the results of our audit with the town’s leaders to ensure we’re meeting the needs of all Vermont families, including pedestrians, cyclists, people with disabilities, and those who travel without a car.

People of all ages and ability are welcome to participate in the event, which will be held on July 22 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The group will meet at the Boat Launch on West Lakeshore Drive in the parking lot closest to the road. RSVP to AARP Volunteer Marie Houghton at mariehoughton22@gmail.com

 Quilt Show honors Sevcik

Some of The Colchester Quilters stand in front of two of Mary Sevcik's quilts. From left are Jane Schoonejongen, Marie Meyer, Mary Bugeja, Rose Orr, Phyllis Billings, Rosemary Clark and Wendy Thompson. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Some of The Colchester Quilters stand in front of two of Mary Sevcik’s quilts. From left are Jane Schoonejongen, Marie Meyer, Mary Bugeja, Rose Orr, Phyllis Billings, Rosemary Clark and Wendy Thompson.
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

A new quilt show in the Colchester Meeting House honors Ms. Mary Sevcik, a longtime Colchester resident and quilter who passed away suddenly this past spring. The Colchester Quilters took on the pleasure and responsibility of completing many lovely quilts that Mary had begun. In addition, The Colchester Quilters are also showing some of their own recent works at The Colchester Meeting House. The Colchester Meeting House is located on Main Street in the village, next to the Burnham Library, and will be open to the public this July 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will also be open any time the town has a posted public meeting. The show will be up until mid-September.