September 15th, 2016
VERGENNES — A Vergennes duo has big plans for a small gallery that throws open its doors this Friday.
Northern Daughters is the art gallery owned and operated by Justine Jackson and Sophie Pickens, lifelong friends who have endeavored to share their lifelong appreciation for art by creating a space where they can showcase all sorts of work.
CORNWALL — Cheryl and Marc Cesario, farmers of Meeting Place Pastures, purchased 90 acres from their neighbor Matt Bonner, who had conserved the land with the Vermont Land Trust in order to make it more affordable to the Cesarios.
Cheryl and Marc moved to Cornwall in 2009 when they purchased their first property, also conserved with the Vermont Land Trust, to start their family business. Before that, Cheryl and Marc had been farming in separate locations, Cheryl on a dairy in South Hero, and Marc with livestock in Massachusetts.
ADDISON — A half-dozen Addison residents turned out on Monday night at Addison Central School to learn more about and comment on a proposed town plan that could lay the groundwork for new zoning laws.
Those laws, to be created only after the selectboard ultimately adopts a plan, could allow for smaller lots in the town’s biggest zoning district and create permanent regulations at the town level on solar arrays and windmills. The town now has interim regulations on the siting of solar arrays that the selectboard adopted in July.
NEW HAVEN — The Vermont Public Service Board hearing officer on the proposed Next Generation Solar Farm on Field Days Road has ordered a site visit, New Haven selectboard chair Kathy Barrett told her board at a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
The site visit is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m.
VERGENNES — After receiving over one hundred individual submissions from across all towns in Addison County, “Zig Zag Lit Mag” is ready to release its first issue.
In celebration, the editing board has invited all those included in the inaugural issue to attend a release party as a chance to build relationships between local writers and artists. Zig Zag was founded to support these artists, and encourages their readers to do so as well with their motto: Read Local. Write Local.
STARKSBORO — Dogs, rabies, and roads topped the agenda at the Sept. 6 Starksboro selectboard meeting.
Selectman Tony Porter reported that Starksboro is actively looking for a new animal control officer to replace Wayne Marcelle, who has held the position for several years.
SHOREHAM — The eighth annual Apple Fest will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Shoreham town green and gazebo from noon-4 p.m. Delicious food, live music, an apple pie contest, a farmers’ market, a bounce house, children’s activities and a Selfie Scavenger Hunt will be featured at the afternoon-long event. Apple Fest is an annual fall fundraiser for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library and is a public event open to all.
RIPTON — Laurie L. Patton, president of Middlebury College, will deliver the annual Rabbi Victor E. Reichert Bible Talk at the Ripton Community Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18.
President Patton is a well-known scholar of religion. Although she is busy with her job as the top administrator at Middlebury, Patton takes an hour each day for scholarship.