BRISTOL — Organizers said this year’s Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis set a new fundraising record and was a smashing success.
“Every year we outdo ourselves,” event organizer Shawna Sherwin said. “I’m amazed by what this community provides every year.”
The Stampede is an annual giant yard sale, book sale and silent auction to raise money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The event raised $133,000 this year, up from the previous record of $125,000, set just last year.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement with Middlebury College that formalizes a property swap that will lead to new municipal offices, a new recreation center and a new public park.
Local voters have already endorsed the town-gown deal, which calls for Middlebury to convey its current municipal building/gymnasium property at 94 Main St., along with another parcel at 6 Cross St., to the college.
MIDDLEBURY — Seven-year-old Joshua Kafumbe of Middlebury wants to be a policeman when he gets older.
But the incoming second-grader at Mary Hogan Elementary School might also consider a career in writing, given his performance in the most recent national Public Broadcasting System’s KIDS Writers Contest.
MIDDLEBURY — Fundraising improved significantly at Middlebury College over the last 12 months compared to the previous fiscal year, the school announced on July 25.
During the 2014 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, the college received more than $49.9 million in philanthropic support. This amount is $7 million more than the previous year, according to a college press release.
MIDDLEBURY — Friends and family of the late Matthew Power, a revered international journalist and Middlebury College graduate, will hold a yard sale and silent auction this Saturday, Aug. 2, to raise funds for a new, contemplative garden and seating area at the Otter Creek Falls in downtown Middlebury.
Born in Middlebury and raised in Cornwall, Power attended Middlebury Union High School.
He lost his life at age 39 this past March 10 while on assignment for Men’s Journal covering a story along the banks of the Nile River in Uganda.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mental health care professionals around the state say Vermont’s mental health system is overburdened, and that too often the mentally ill end up in the state corrections system.
Nearly half of all inmates at Vermont prisons seek mental health treatment, making the Department of Corrections likely the largest mental health care provider in the state.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Selectman Travis Forbes resigned suddenly and unexpectedly Tuesday night, citing mounting personal and professional time commitments and frustration over what he indicated was his inability to influence operations at the Middlebury Department of Public Works.
Forbes, 35, was first elected to the selectboard in 2010 in a successful write-in campaign, and won re-election in 2013. He and his family run Case Street Redi-Mix Inc.