August 12th, 2013
BRANDON — Compass Music and Arts Center (CMAC) invites the public to its very first concert in Brandon on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. This is a benefit concert to support the Compass Music and Arts Foundation, an organization dedicated to partnering with CMAC to see the arts thrive in the Brandon community and beyond.
The concert will include two very popular area singing groups: Maiden Vermont and Curbstone Chorus.
VERMONT — There are still openings at the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge. This annual event will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Edward Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton. The event is free, and offers young hunters the chance to practice their skills in firearms, archery, wildlife identification and land navigation.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District has received a grant of $24,526 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The grant will be used to help fund household hazardous waste collection for the District’s 19 member towns.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Town Hall Theater (THT) Executive Director Douglas Anderson metaphorically looks upon entertainment ideas as tiny flames that should be fanned to burn brightly on the community’s stage. And Anderson has been doing a lot of fanning these days on some new ventures that could soon ignite a veritable blaze of visual and auditory pyrotechnics at the THT.
Editor’s note: This article was contributed by Linda Anderson Krech, program director of the ToDo Institute in Monkton.
BRISTOL — A Bristol police district resident contacted police in July about a potential scam.
The resident on July 12 received a $1,900 check from New Bedford Symphony Orchestra of New Bedford, Mass., drawn on Sovereign Bank. The check was made out to the resident and attached to an enclosed letter from “Trans Financial Company (Lottery & Resource Management)” advising of a lottery winning in the amount of $250,000.
The letter requested $1,600 paid via Western Union in order to claim the $250,000 winnings.
VERGENNES — Residents of the John Graham Emergency Homeless Shelter’s main building this week are staying in other Vergennes properties owned by the nonprofit agency — or in the case of at least one family, camping at Button Bay State Park — while heating improvements are made and other maintenance is performed at the Graham Shelter’s 69 Monkton Road home.
MONKTON — Vermont’s plethora of craft breweries are about to get the opportunity to source their malt locally. Andrew Peterson, 44, of Monkton is launching Vermont’s first commercial malt house this fall.