Non-Native Invasive Plants

Emily Miller of will be giving a short presentation on Invasive Plants in our area during our annual meeting on August 22. We have created a web page about invasive plants in Great Hawk. Non-Native Invasive Plants found in the Great Hawk include:

  • Garlic mustard
  • Japanese knotweed
  • Wild chervil

Feel free to take action against them and if you have any questions please contact us.

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Great Hawk Annual Meeting

Saturday, August 22, 2015
10 AM
Pierce Hall Community Center
South Main Street, Rochester, VT
We plan to have a barbeque, like we did last year, after the meeting at Pumpkin Patch B & B.

If you cannot be present, please send us your proxy which is sent out mid-July to all owners.

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Memorial Service

Connie Breu
(July 4, 1929 – February 26, 2015)

Saturday May 16 from 1-2 pm at the Rochester Church
Reception immediately following.
All are welcome and if you wish, please bring a memory of Connie to share.

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Great Hawk Supplemental Chip-off

We have decided to have a supplemental chip-off this year on Saturday, May 30 2015, due to the unusually harsh winter and the great amount of trees and branches that have fallen. This is all in the spirit of keeping Great Hawk tidy. If you have branches, etc. you are welcome to leave them by the side of the road and they will be chipped off. We ordinarily have a chip-off only once every two years, on even-numbered years. So this year represents an “extra” odd-year chip-off.

Things to consider for the chip-off:

1. Place your branches with cut-side to the road, put them on the very edge of the road.
2. Select a good place by the road where you can tolerate fresh little “chips” strewn back.
3. Please keep your branches to less than 3 inches in diameter.
4. Please do not set out wet and rotten branches, they clog the chipper

If you are looking for a contractor to get your branches by the side of the road, contact Norm and I can recommend one.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015
4:00 PM

1. Opening remarks and state of the community – Norm Christiansen
2. Water System Report – Nick King
3. Sewer System Report – Paul Gillis
4. ARB Report – Mark Kassop
5. Common Lands Report – Norm Christiansen
6. Tennis Committee Report – Deanna Campbell
7. Treasurer’s Report – Joe Brooks
8. Secretary’s Report – Barbara Shenton
9. New Business

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Great Hawk – sometimes referred to as Vermont’s Mountain Hideaway — is a secluded, serene 90-home community in the Green Mountains of Rochester, Vermont. All home and lot owners are members of the Great Hawk Owners Association, which is governed by a set of By-Laws and Covenants that emphasizes the community’s commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the Great Hawk area. Each year the community elects a Board of Directors who are charged with maintaining the natural beauty, peace and harmony of the community and overseeing the community’s common lands and services (water and sewerage systems).

Great Hawk was developed in the late 1960s and is now populated by a small number of full-time residents and a much larger number of part-time homeowners, who visit our community:

  • for its access to wonderful nearby winter activities (e.g., skiing at Sugarbush, Killington and Mad River), snowshoeing and cross country skiing right outside each homeowner’s door and pleasant, and crisp winter walks on the mountain’s dirt roads and hiking trails.


  • to see the snow and ice begin to melt only to be replaced by the beauty of spring and the rebirth of the trees and wildflowers that fill the community, and the return of birds that left for the winter


  • to experience the moderate temperatures and low humidity of summer, socializing with a growing number of neighbors who return to the mountain to share the active social life of the mountain,  the quiet privacy that our secluded homes provide, our spectacular tennis courts with their awesome view of the Green Mountains, our magnificent pond for swimming and sunning, and all of the restaurants, cultural and outdoor activities that the vibrant town of Rochester has to offer throughout the calendar year


  • to witness the beautiful colors of Vermont’s fall season from the windows of our mountain homes that give us panoramic, multi-colored vistas from our decks and dining areas that others only see in magazines or from the windows of their cars as they drive behind tourists from other parts of the country.


It is no wonder that so many individuals, couples and families have made Great Hawk a part of their lives and cherished the experience that only homeownership in our mountain retreat can afford.

Mark Kassop


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