INDEX

  • Regular Schedules
  • Van Buren Streets
  • A sad fairwell

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Regular Schedules

Here we collect the recurring schedules of businesses*, organizations and any other entities that follow a regular schedule.  GO-Van Buren assumes no responsibility for these listings and cannot guarantee their accuracy, simply reporting the best information we have at the time of publication.  To be added to the list or to correct misinformation, those involved need only email us at vbgopher@aol.com.

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American Legion Post 24 -- 117 Washington St., 868-3317 after4 pm.; 3rd Thursday each month except June-September, 6:30 pm

American Legion Auxiliary -- 117 Washington St.; 1st Wednesday each month except June-September, 6:30 pm

Bingo -- each Tuesday at American Legion 7 pm, each Saturday at Knights of Columbus 7 pm

Columbiettes -- 294 Main St.; 3rd Wednesday, 5 pm

Daughters of Isabella -- 114 Champlain St.; 2nd Wednesday, 5:30 pm (pot luck)

Food Bank -- 52 Main St.; Thursday after 1st Tuesday, 12-3 pm (qualification required) 

Knights of Columbus -- 284 Main St.; 2nd Thursday, 7 pm

Pine Runners ATV Club -- 114 Champlain St.; last Thursday, 7 pm

Religious Services --

     Catholic Mass, 174 Main St.; Sundays 9:15 am plus schedule posted in front yard

     Gateway Bible Church, 161 State St.; Sundays 10 am

     Soteriea Ministries, 80 Main St.; Sundays 10 am

Senior Lunch -- 114 Champlain St.; Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 11 am, $3charge.        Must reserve lunch before 10 am by calling 868-3931; qualification required.

Supper open to public -- 117 Washington St., 1st Wednesday and 3rd Thursday, 5:30 pm.  Full meal $6 including beverage & dessert, no reservation required.

TOPS -- 114 Champlain St., Tuesdays at 3 pm

Van Buren Town Council Meetings -- 51 Main St., 868-2886; 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6 pm

Van Buren Town 'Dump' & Recycling Center -- Alexander Rd. off Champlain St., 868-5875; Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-11:30 am and 12:30-5 pm plus Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays am hours only.  Permit required.

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^[Businesses who wish to add their OPEN hours to the above list for advertising purposes will be added for the nominal charge of $25 annually, which will be directed to the support of the Gopher (contact vbgopher@aol.com). ]

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Street Locator

As it says below, this is NOT a map! -- just a rough sketch prepared in conjunction with GO-Van Buren's townwide yard sale.  But it may help you find your way around town by showing the sequence of streets running off Main Street/US1; if need be, ask which of these streets your destination runs off of, so you'll know the general direction to head for.

Fairwell Gayety!

It's often said that all good things have to come to an end sometime . . . and so we say a fond fairwell to our long-time good friend, Robin's Restaurant.  Van Buren will never be the same.

Over the years, Robin's has been there for us, not only as a restaurant (often as the only one open downtown) but in times gone by as a movie theater, and for decades as a frequent free-of-charge meeting place for civic organizations.  They have served us well indeed, and will be sorely missed.

What do you recall from those years?  What memories of good times?  What can you tell young folks and newcomers about the old black-&-white movies played there, even with just a piano player to provide sound before 'talkies' came along?  All those vintage movie posters and household memorabilia dislpayed so casually spoke silently of Van Buren's history -- can you add a voice? 

What comments would you like to add about this loss? Let's not allow Robin's passing to go unnoticed; send a word (or paragraphs!) to vbgopher@aol.com, and we'll post them here.  AND if you have any photos (or know where we could find some), please sent them along, too.

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