June 9th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School students, teachers and administrators gathered at the Memorial Sports Center on Tuesday for the school’s final assembly of the year. A large number of awards were given to students to recognize their achievements. The honors awarded were:
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
MUHS Community Service Awards (100-plus hours): Benjamin Balparda, Nicholas Beauchamp, Abigail Benz, MaKayla Foster, Lucy Groves, Alyssa Lucia, Jacob Martin and Joshua Girard.
VERGENNES — Bixby Library in Vergennes will offer a five-part book-binding workshop series beginning Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The workshops, led by Jill Abilock, will explore the basic skills on which book-binding is founded, and participants will finish each session with at least one elegant book structure. The series is designed to function as a progressive whole, but participants may sign up for single sessions.
MIDDLEBURY — Richard Hawley will read from and sign “The Three Lives of Jonathan Force,” at a book launch to be held Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury.
FERRISBURGH — The New England Museum Association has awarded Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh first place for Books in its annual publications competition. The winning title — “Farming & Feasting with the Robinsons — pairs the work of a contemporary food writer with the work of an artist who died more than 100 years ago.
MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Child Center is putting a fun new spin on its annual fundraiser, and will cap its online auction with a family-friendly event: the “Otter Romp.” Slated for Saturday, June 11, from 6-9 p.m., at the renowned Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven, the Otter Romp will offer families and supporters an evening of entertainment, music, food and fun.
When retiring Bristol Elementary School teacher Sandy Haddock told me about how she often makes mistakes — deliberately — so that students will catch her out and learn for themselves how essential mistakes are to learning, I could think of only one person.
That’s Miss Kolb to me — forever and eternally, even in my memory (oh, and I’ve just stopped slumping in my chair in front of this computer and am trying to sit ramrod straight, just thinking about her).
On June 23, British voters will cast their ballots in a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union, of which Britain has been a member since 1973, or to leave. Next to the U.S. presidential election, the “Brexit” referendum is the most important election scheduled anywhere in the world this year. Its outcome will affect the global economy, and will provide a good test of the appeal of nationalist and populist politics at the ballot box.