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

ISLANDS ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE – celebrating it’s 54th Year

C.I.D.E.R. is again sponsoring the annual Islands Antique Show and Sale.  This years dates are July 8th and July 9th 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 sleep in a little later as the [...]

June 21st, 2016

June 2016 News and Events from C.I.D.E.R.

Addition of NEW shopping trips to Milton: C.I.D.E.R.  is offering shopping trips on Tuesday afternoons for clients in the southern region of Grand Isle County.  A bus will be available for pick up of clients from North Hero village area (Hero’s Welcome), Grand Isle and South Hero.  Pick up begins at 12:30, with shopping in [...]

June 2nd, 2016

Welcome February – C.I.D.E.R. News and Events

February 12, 2016:     Special Valentine’s Day Luncheon at The Neighbors Meal Site.  Bus transportation available from Alburgh. February 4th, 11th and 25th:     Saint Albans Shopping Trips with bus available.  Call C.I.D.E.R. to schedule a spot on the bus. February 18th:     Walmart Trip for you special shopping needs! REMINDER : ELVIS IS COMING to the Islands [...]

February 4th, 2016


The Staff at C.I.D.E.R. wishes everyone a healthy and happy New Year !  January events that will be coming up are: Shopping Trips to Saint Albans:  Thursday January 14 and Thursday January 28. Shopping Trip to Saint Albans Walmart:  January 22. MLK Day Luncheon – Haddock – Monday January 18. ELVIS WILL BE IN THE [...]

January 12th, 2016

Happy Holidays to All – Upcoming events for December

December 7th:   the next Foot Care and Blood Pressure Clinic will be held at the Neighbors. December 11th:   Shopping Trip to the University Mall. December 18th:   Milton Diner and trip to Church Street. December 21st:   Holiday Lunch at the Neighbors. In addition we have our shopping trips to Saint Albans scheduled for December 3, [...]

December 2nd, 2015
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