Salem Lake Mentioned in Cabin Life Magazine
Read an interesting tale of one family's inventory of lost and found items as told by Tim Votapka. This article appeared in Cabin Life magazine.
Click here to view a copy of Tim's article.
July 4th Parade, Main Street, Derby Village
Please join the Salem Lakes Association for a patriotic ride through Derby Village on Thurs, July 4. Parade starts at 10 a.m. Muster at Elks Lodge at 9 a.m. on the Newport-Derby Rd. You'll find us handling last-minute decorations with the big pontoon boat.
Annual Meeting - July 20
CharBo Campground Rec Hall at 9 a.m. Potluck brunch. Please bring your own place setting too. Juice, coffee and tea are on us.
In the Press!
Salem Lake was mentioned rather prominently in the August 2012 issue of Cabin Life! Writer Tim Votapka reflects upon the track record his family has had with lost and found items in an article you can download here any time. Just click here.
On the Street!
July 4th Parade Coming Soon!
Be sure to set aside time to grab a good spot along the Newport-Derby Road to view the Salem Lakes Association float when it drifts as the annual Derby Village 4th of July parade tours through town. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and volunteers are invited to join fellow association members the day before to help decorate the float. Stop by Andy Major's home along Rt. 105 to get in on the action. 802-766-2662.
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An unfortunate combination of ice/snow melt plus Spring rain created the perfect conditions for another huge flood around the perimeter of Salem Lake in April. Many home and summer camp owners have no doubt already heard and perhaps handled clean up tasks that remind us all too well of the big flood of 2011. If your property was affected, there may be assistance available through Vermont 211. If you've lost anything that wasn't tied down, or found some dock pieces, boats or other valuable items, post the info to our Facebook page and/or group.
Flood assistance may be available via Vermont 211 for anyone with homes in affected areas. Assistance with damage remediation, food, shelter, clothing, reporting where folks may not have insurance. Tel: 2-1-1 (a local call from anywhere within Vermont, available 24/7). Or call 866-652-4636 (toll free in Vermont). If you're calling from out of state 802-652-4636.
Or for mobile users, you can text your zip code to 898211 (available M-F 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Regular mail correspondence may be addressed to Vermont 211, P.O. Box 111, Essex Junction, VT 05453. The American Red Cross can also be reached at 603-225-6697.
Now anyone sustaining damages should contact them so they can assess the extent of the damages and impact to the area. This helps prioritize and match up services needed.
In the event you are a non-Vermont resident/home/camp owner, and you come up to find damage/mold after the flood waters have receded, you should contact Vermont 211 regardless. However, since it is not a primary residence, assistance may not be available.
The group also warns anyone in flood zones to check their water for potability issues. Test kits should be available from the VT State Department of Health.
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