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


The Cider Press June 2018

Highlights: June 13 Pot Roast & Seniors Issues Roast–RSVP; June 18 Father’s Day Lunch; June 21 Wayside Diner in Montpelier & shopping Click HERE for the calendar. Click HERE for a scanned copy. CIDER News 1 June Trips & Events 2 How We Spent Our 25th Birthday 3 Food Access Community Engagement Fresh Start Classes [...]

June 1st, 2018

The CIDER Press May 2018

Highlights: May 17th Excursion to Ziemke Glassblowing Studio & Cabot Cheese Farmer’s Store; May 10 luncheon celebrating Elizabeth Andrews 104th Birthday Click HERE for the calendar. Click HERE for a scanned copy. CIDER News 1 May Trips & Events 2 Over the Past Few Weeks 3 Mother’s Dictionary Quit Smoking Tip CIDER Meetings 4 Flashlight [...]

May 1st, 2018

The CIDER Press April 2018

Highlights: April 12th Excursion to Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Waterbury Ctr. Click HERE for the calendar. Click HERE for a scanned copy. CIDER News 1 April Trips & Events 2 Saint Patrick’s Day at “The Neighbors” 3 Senior Town Meeting CIDER Meetings 4 Flashlight Program: Don’t Try These Remedies at Home New Quit Smoking Prgm. [...]

April 1st, 2018

The CIDER Press March 2018

Highlights: March 16 St. Patrick’s Day lunch & March 24 benefit comedy (“The Logger”, “The Fiddler”) Click HERE for the calendar. Click HERE for a scanned copy. CIDER News 1 March Trips & Events 2 February Love Your Neighbors and more 3 Lesser Known Murphy’s Laws CIDER Meetings 4 Flashlight Program: Early Signs of Parkinson’s [...]

March 1st, 2018

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The CIDER Organization is a large part of the community in the Champlain Islands.  We rely on our volunteers to assist the older adults and the disabled who need rides to medical, dental and other essential appointments.  In addition we have many volunteers who contribute their time helping at our meal site, “The Neighbors”, five [...]

February 2nd, 2018
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