August 4th, 2016
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival welcomes two-time Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple to Middlebury as its Featured Guest for the 2016 Festival that kicks off Aug. 25 and runs through the 28th.
(Hint: they weren’t musket balls)
With their beautiful colors and shapes, and sometimes a subtle fragrance, I have always had a passion for flowers. Of course, as a gardener, I spend countless hours contemplating the best ways to cultivate and display the flowers in my garden. But, perhaps even more, I am in awe of the diversity and beauty of wildflowers that — with absolutely no help or assistance from humankind — thrive in our mountains and meadows.
MIDDLEBURY — For most candidates, prevailing in the upcoming Aug. 9 primary merely earns you a ticket to the big dance — the General Election on Nov. 8, when voters will decide the winners.
But a Primary Day victory next Tuesday could be a coronation for two of the three Democrats vying for Middlebury’s two Vermont House seats. That’s because no Republicans have opted to run in the Addison-1 district this year.
NEW HAVEN — There will be no sales of merchandise bearing the image of the Confederate Battle Flag at Addison County Fair and Field Days.
The Field Days Board of Directors on Monday forbade sales of the “Stars and Bars” at the fair, which starts next Tuesday, after it received a petition signed by more than 500 people demanding the ban.
NEW HAVEN — Only a few miles away from the Henry Sheldon Museum sits an 1800 farmhouse, bursting with Bill Brooks’ own collection of masks, statues, paintings, pottery and duck decoys — his personal folk art museum.
Brooks, executive director of the Sheldon, started collecting art in 1968 when he bought his first painting. Since then, he has spent his life in galleries, talking with artists and gleaning a unique assortment of folk and professional art.
BRISTOL — What began as a family lawn sale in 1991 has now raised close to $2 million for cystic fibrosis research.
This year’s Three Day Stampede toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis raised $122,000 according to the initial tally, said long-time Stampede organizer Bonita Bedard. That number is expected to climb somewhat once the final tally is completed within a month or two, said Bedard, adding, “It’s never too late to give.”
All Stampede proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation towards research.