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Looks like rain today….
I’ll give you 2 :1 odds that it won’t
Hey that Nick guy really has candy-a$$ serves when he plays tennis
Hey I heard Paul started drinkin’ Budweiser. And he’s a Canadian.
I was looking for chilled cans and that the first product that I saw. I understand that Labatts and Molsen also come in cans, I’ll shop better next time, I promise:)
Hello to anyone:
Just curious if the floods, etc have affected any residences in the colony and/or on the mountain. Particularly M5, Gorgas. WIth power outages not able to reach anyone on the hill.
Yes please do let us know if you are all ok up in Hawk! I heard Rochester was very hard hit — roads, bridges and the cemetary (assuming it’s the one near Mac’s and not the one on the hill). Hope everyone is ok!
Update: I just found the most recent updates on the flood status of Rochester on Facebook “Sandy’s Books and Bakery”.
Hi. We just bought a house at Great Hawk. We’ve owned it for only 3 weeks. Does anyone know how things are up there? We are # 84 on Sparrow Hawk rd. Thanks. Gina
Did anyone respond to you yet. Frank and I live at great hawk permanently.
I believe I met you all, bringing you info re the annual meeting. The worst is over, the town response was to the disaster was quick, Fema came in esp since we were cut off. The food water supplies , med emergency team and helicopters brought out people on dialysis. A footpath was built across the bridge almost immediately. None of the homes on Great Hawk were damaged. Some homes in town received serious damage, the town tennis courts are justg gone, literally power was off 5 days, and phones. We used our cell phones at the top of our Mt. It became like a grand phone service. We got together as groups for pooling food and sharing meals at first. It was an amazing experience. Now the biggest problem is travel, a bridge is still missing form Rochester and #73 is in disrepair but being worked on but passable. we were able to get to Rutland 2x.the past wk. Now Frank and I are visiting kids and off to a wedding.
The Rd below Killington was the worst but that will be open I read this coming wkend. Killington is still having their Brewfest oct 1st. Little by little the rds are opening.
Peiple have been so great volkunteering, and organizing. It must be quite a jolt to just buy a house but I havr seen it ,it looks OK. IS THERE ANYTHING FRANK AND I CAN DO FOR YOU?
Hi Deanna. Thank you so much for your reply. We have learned that our house appears to be OK, but thanks so much for checking. We have been keeping track of all the flood events through various wesites. The community response has been amazing. We are hoping to come up Sept. 30th. as long as we can get to Great Hawk. We considered many things before buying our house, but hurricanes were not among them. Thanks again. Gina
Latest posting from Sandy’s on FB from janice Yalland:
I have been in touch with Cnristiansons and Rybecs. LIke everyone else, the people at Hawk are working together to get through this. Cooking in houses with generators, supporting each other until they can access help. From what I understand all are ok
Sorry that update was from Janice Yelland
Phone service available to Great Hawk!
Spoke with Jeff Steinkamp who reports the community is doing well! They are able to use the footbridge over White River (bridge washed out where 73 meets 100) and walk into town. Heard they have plans to reopen Bethel Mtn Road to increase access to Rochester town itself. Great Hawks meet daily at the intersection of Rte 73 and Maple Hill Road.
Hawk roads are in tough shape, but still passable.
People seem to have what they need — and are spending time with neighbors.
Jeff says “We’re over the hump!”
Outstanding news!!!! Have been getting updates from John and Jo. Let us know what you need and when an extra pair of hands would be useful. Google Maps is collaborating with VT Trans reporting road conditions. The Mad River Valley has established a relief fund for their area. Any news if this is being done for Rochester and its residents. Thinking of all of you!
More updates — thanks Norm!
Power and DSL internet has just been restored tonight at 6:30 pm. Still only foot-bridge access over washed out bridge at Rte 100 and 73. Rte 73 toward Brandon Gap is still being fixed so there is no way in here by car. But you can park at the foot-bridge and find a ride up.
There is a major washout on Brandon Gap and there is talk about bringing in a temporary bridge. No definitive word on when the Rte 100- 73 bridge will be rebuilt.
Great Hawk damage:
A good sized washout on Austin Hill Road from Great Hawk to Great Pond. Still passable by car though. A few small driveway washouts, but nothing major. A few downed trees and silty tennis courts. All roads around Great Hawk are passable and all houses accessible.
Ann and I are looking for any updates as to road conditions and possible routes we could take from route 89 to get to our home in hawk. We appreciate any suggestions.
Having just left Gt. Hawk after 20 1/2 years of being homeowner’s, we are deeply shocked and saddened at what has happened to our beloved town and our community on the mountain. We feel badly not to be there shouldering some of the burden along with our longtime friends and neighbors. Great to be connected now via phone and email so we can get updates and also offer to host anyone who would like a break down here in Asheville, N.C.. We are now settled in our new home and loving it but must admit there is a lot of “survivor’s guilt” associated with having moved just three weeks before the hurricane devastation. Our thoughts are with all of you.
Kristina & Art
To all you Hawks
Both far and near
Here’s a wish
For a Happy New Year!
Health and happiness to all!
Good Morning Hawkers!!!!
Hope all is well in beautiful Vermont. Ken and I are enjoying our retirement. Living on our boat for the summer. The weather has made this transition very easy. Going in a bit to do my morning swim before it gets too hot here. Looking forward to coming up soon! We hear it is just perfect up there!!!!
Janice, Ken, Zoe and Harley II
A reminder to all members – I am looking for photographs for our next edition of the Great Hawk Newsletter which will be e-mailed to owners in October 2012. If you have any stories and photos to share, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the 2011 edition to see a member’s story and pictures shared. Thanks!
Who is going to be around for Thanksgiving this year? It’s wonderful time for drinking wine around a roaring fire.
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