September 13th, 2012
SHOREHAM — Fantastic foods, amazing bicycling and spectacular scenery are in store for all those who participate in the 5th Annual Tour de Farms, which will take place this Sunday in Shoreham.
The Tour de Farms offers three loop rides (approximately 10, 25 and 30 miles) and a family-friendly five-mile walking or biking option. At frequent designated stops, family farmers will treat bicyclists and walkers to tasty samples of local foods such as apple cider, quiche, bread, roasted vegetables, yogurt, wine, maple syrup, and cookies.
MIDDLEBURY — A wayward — and unlucky — squirrel caused a widespread Sunday morning power outage in Middlebury that lasted more than an hour, a Green Mountain Power spokesperson said.
GMP’s Jeremy Baker said 1,652 customers served by the company’s downtown Middlebury substation in the Marble Works lost power at 7:42 a.m. on Sunday after the squirrel “made contact” with the top of a bank of transformers and shorted out their fuses.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously backed spending $150,000 from the town’s Land Conservation Trust Fund to buy 38.3 acres on Chipman Hill’s southeastern flank.
That approval caps talks between the town and the seller, Co-Operative Insurance Companies, that had progressed in recent months.
MIDDLEBURY — Several dozen people greeted the official breaking of ground for the new Addison County Transit Resource (ACTR) headquarters in Middlebury Monday with a cheer.
From the ancient caves of Lascaux to the 21st century towers of Dubai, there has always been something magical about the ways in which humans convert nothingness into spaces for living.
Fascinating though the process may be, though, it rarely goes as planned. And sometimes it’s the unexpected wrinkles — the shelf in the wrong size that gets turned into a lovely coffee table, the windows placed too low but leaving room for paintings — it’s these little twists in the process that alchemize the mere physical object of a house into memories, and a home.
LINCOLN — Have you planned a visit to the Lincoln Historical Society? The museum will be open until mid-October the second and fourth Sunday from 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. We are still interested in obtaining family histories.
With elections coming up this fall you may have questions about them that the town clerk could answer. The town clerk’s office is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday evenings, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., or by appointment.
I always loved thunderstorms as a child. My favorite place to watch them was lakeside on vacations in Maine. I still enjoy a good thunderstorm now and then. But since the flood of 1998 — and since I moved into a house on the side of a hill in the middle of the woods — my feelings have changed.
Middlebury is on a roll. Recent news that the Middlebury Land Trust will buy 38.3 acres on the southeastern flank of Chipman Hill, thereby setting aside an extremely important parcel of land for recreational uses and as a valuable community park, only adds to a string of events that are creating a very positive vibe in the community.