C.I.D.E.R. is an acronym that stands for Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources, Inc. As there are many apple orchards in Grand Isle County, it is a very appropriate name.  Even though we don’t sell any, we do, however, get the occasional off-island or out-of-state visitor coming into the office looking to purchase some apple cider.

C.I.D.E.R.’s mission is to develop and foster resources that enable the people of Grand Isle County, Vermont to live in their community with dignity.  C.I.D.E.R. accomplishes this by providing direct services and collaborating with other individuals and groups.  C.I.D.E.R. feels a special responsibility to elders and persons with disabilities.

The values that guide C.I.D.E.R. are to be: Caring, Creative, Client Based, Cost Effective and Community Based.

C.I.D.E.R. partners with the Franklin-Grand Isle County United Way

2015 Love Your Neighbors Annual Fund Drive

C.I.D.E.R.’s 2015 Annual Fund Drive kicks off on February 14th. The tag-line for this Fund Drive is “Love Your Neighbors”. Grand Isle County is a beautiful and special place to live, but for our rapidly growing population of elders it also presents some significant challenges to their ability to “age in place” with independence and [...]

January 26th, 2015

52nd Annual Islands Antique Show and Sale

C.I.D.E.R. is once again sponsoring the Islands Antique Show and Sale located at the Folsom Educational Center, 75 South Street, South Hero. The show and sale will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday, July 11th and 10:00 AM to 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 12th. If you like antiques but haven’t filled [...]

June 25th, 2014

Elvis is Coming Back

ELVIS IS BACK Donny “Elvis” Romines is coming back to South Hero for a show sponsored by C.I.D.E.R.  Donny, an Elvis Presley tribute singer, will entertain you at the Folsom School on South Street on Saturday, May 31st, from 7:30 to 9:30.  Many of you will remember the hot time last year when Donny Elvis [...]

March 24th, 2014

Volunteers Needed – Now More Than Ever

Now that many of our Summer volunteers have retreated South we are in need of additional folks who would like to help their neighbors get to doctor’s offices and similar destinations.   The ability to pass simple background checks and a clean driving record is all that is required – in addition to a desire to [...]

December 17th, 2013

2013 C.I.D.E.R. Antique Show & Sale

The 51st annual Islands Antique Show and Sale will occur on July 12th and 13th at the Folsom Educational Center, 75 South Street, South Hero.  On Friday the 12th the doors will open at 9:00 and you can shop till 5:00.  On Saturday you can sleep in a little later as the show opens at [...]

June 18th, 2013
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