August 18th, 2016
FERRISBURGH — Family-owned Ferrisburgh trucking firm J.A. DeVos and Sons Inc. is planning to move its operations from the north end of town to a 9-acre parcel on Tuppers Crossing, just off Route 7 and not far north of Vergennes.
The 35-year-old company, owned in part by former selectman John DeVos Jr., has for more than a decade been sharing space further north in Ferrisburgh on Greenbush Road with the other DeVos family business, organic dairy producer Kimball Brook Farm.
At its Aug. 23 meeting, the Vermont Board of Education will consider a new set of rules regarding the criteria and processes for districts pursuing alternative structures for school governance than the ones favored in Act 46. On July 29 the board approved a draft of guidelines for these same districts.
MIDDLEBURY — Ralph Myhre Golf Course has a full slate of events scheduled in the next couple weeks.
This weekend brings the annual home-and-home Ralph Myhre vs. Neshobe Club Challenge. Players from both clubs will compete at Ralph Myhre on Saturday and at the Brandon course on Sunday to determine the yearly victory.
Next weekend brings the similar Ralph Myhre vs. Basin Harbor Club Challenge. On Saturday, Aug. 27, players from both courses will tee off in Middlebury, and the next day the competition will conclude on the lakeside course in Ferrisburgh.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Community Athletics Foundation (ACAF) will hold its first Youth Tennis Jamboree this Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until noon at Middlebury Indoor Tennis on Boardman Street in Middlebury.
According to organizers, the event, open to ages 5 to 15, will provide youth the opportunity to play tennis through engaging games and activities. Players will also be able to rally against others from our area.
MIDDLEBURY — It’s not often that a snap decision made out of necessity results in beautiful music, but that’s exactly how Jinxbox, Middlebury’s up-and-coming electronic pop group, was formed.
Nearly 370 films from 27 countries were submitted for consideration in the 2016 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, which kicks off next Thursday. A showpiece for those just breaking into the industry, 90 films will be screened at the Town Hall Theater, Marquis Theater and Dana Auditorium during the 2nd Annual MNFF.
The festival draws entries from all over the world, and this year’s event will feature 10 films by Vermonters — some of them natives of the Green Mountain State, some Middlebury College grads and one is the chief of the Burlington Police Department.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials on Aug. 9 vowed to win back Middlebury officials’ trust following what have been a series of delays in launching the $40 million replacement of the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges in the heart of the downtown.
BRANDON — The Phil Henry Trio was halfway through a concert at the Brandon Town Hall Saturday night when the building was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm.
To say it was electrifying would be an understatement.
It was over in a few seconds, but the bolt caused thousands of dollars in damage to the town hall’s stage lighting system.