Sage Jewelry, Polish Pottery celebrate 1st anniversary in new space with a sale

Sage Jewelry and Polish Pottery gift shop are celebrating their first anniversary in their combined location at 78 The Common on the Chester Green.

A necklace by Sage Jewelry.

A necklace by Sage Jewelry.

In January 2013, Sage Jewelry and Polish Pottery moved to their new location to set up shop.

Sage jewelry offers jewelry made on site, jewelry repair, stringing and locally crafted gifts including slate items, soaps and lotions, hand-painted glass, baby gifts and much more. Polish Pottery gift shop offers handcrafted pottery directly from Poland, in an array of hand-painted patterns, all of which is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.
To celebrate, this weekend, Sage Jewelry is offering 30 percent off all jewelry and Polish Pottery is offering 10 to 30 percent off all pottery.

The shops will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19.

River Artisans feature weaving couple for January

John Oberling and Treah Pichette

Treah Pichette and John Oberling. Photo provided.

John Oberling and Treah Pichette are the featured artists for the month of January at the River Artisans Cooperative in Saxtons River.

A husband and wife weaving partnership, Oberling and Pichette do business out of their home and studio in Athens as Three Cedars Weaving. After retiring, they have found time to volunteer in a number of community projects and joining the River Artisans Cooperative as working members.

Oberling studied at Vavstuga Weaving School in Shelburne Falls, Mass., while Pichette learned to weave at the Vermont Weaving School in Putney. The couple specializes in fine hand-wovens for the home including rugs, wall hangings and blankets. They also weave custom orders for scarves, shawls and table linens.

The River Artisans Cooperative, formerly the Jelly Bean Tree Cooperative, is located in the center of Saxtons River village, across from the Saxtons River Inn. Open year-round, RAC hours are weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 802-869-2099, visit or the store at 26B Main St., Saxtons River.

 FEMA funds available for businesses still recovering from Irene

Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. and Springfield Regional Development Corp. have received an additional $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funds through the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development to assist businesses with “unmet disaster recovery needs” related to Tropical Storm Irene.

The two groups have scheduled free, mandatory, workshops for those interested in applying for funding through this program.

To date, BDCC and SRDC have facilitated grant awards, ranging from $1,000 to $50,000, to more than 30 businesses in Southern Windsor and Windham counties.To be eligible for potential funding, business applicants need to demonstrate “unmet need,” which means those items that are a direct result of flooding from Irene that have not been addressed through other means, such as FEMA, VEDA or other grants, loans or contributions.

Business application workshop schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 14 9 – 11:30 a.m. , Marlboro College Graduate School, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro

Thursday, Jan. 16 5 – 7:30 p.m., Howard Dean Education Center, 307 South St., Springfield

 The workshops are free of charge, but registration is required. You can register at either or or by calling either BDCC at 802-257-7732 or SRDC at 802-885-3061.

Eligible use of funds include repair of structure, repair or replace equipment, creation or retention of jobs, interest rate buy downs on private loans, rent subsidies and lost rental revenue.

This is a very competitive process as the documented unmet need greatly outweighs the funding. A Selection Committee will determine which businesses will receive funding and the total amount of funds to be granted to each business based on program criteria. The last expected application round has a tentative due date Feb. 28, 2014. Applications must be complete to be reviewed.

If you are a business that’s still struggling to recover from the effects of Tropical Storm Irene, you are encouraged to attend to learn more about this program and how it may be of assistance. Those interested in submitting an application must attend one of the workshops being provided in partnership with Small Business Development Corp. at either the Brattleboro or Springfield location

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