September 25th, 2014
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School students on Friday spoke, sang and read poetry at their 10th annual Peace One Day rally to promote harmony at their school and in their community as well as around the world.
VUHS has held a student-led all-school assembly each year since 2005 to celebrate the annual Sept. 21 United Nations International Day of Peace. Last week’s all-school Peace One Day event, held on the VUHS front lawn, was moved to Friday because Sept. 21 fell on a non-school day.
BRISTOL — Leaves are ablaze with fiery colors and a crispness floats in the air so autumn must truly be here. Folks in Bristol will mark the change in season this Saturday with the 16th annual Harvest Festival, when families, neighbors and visitors gather on the town green for food, art and craft vendors, music and fun activities for the kids.
The event on the green will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with many ways to enjoy the day — and there will be a couple other activities off the green, too.
BRISTOL — Voters in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will decide on Election Day whether to approve a bond to pay for an ambitious renovation of Mount Abraham Union High School.
The MAUHS school board voted Sept. 16 to ask residents for a sum not to exceed $32.6 million to make substantial improvements to school.
MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County is launching its 2014 fund drive this week with a new financial goal, new campaign co-chairs and some new strategies aimed at encouraging more charitable giving at a time when the need for philanthropy is at an all-time high.
NEW YORK CITY — Hundreds of Vermonters on Sunday afternoon joined an estimated 350,000 people on the streets of Manhattan for the People’s Climate March, the largest climate demonstration in U.S. history.
“This is the biggest event any of us will ever be a part of,” said Greg Dennis of Cornwall. “You just got a sense that if we can get this many people out on the streets, we can make leaders pay attention.”
MIDDLEBURY — Farms throughout Addison County are being tapped for any extra produce that could be stored and used to feed the hungry this winter.
At issue is an up-and-coming gleaning program run under the auspices of the agency called Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, or HOPE.
MIDDLEBURY — Three of the four candidates in the race for two seats in the Addison-1 House district explained their positions on a host of issues at a candidate forum held Tuesday night at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The forum, which was televised by MCTV and will be aired several times during the next two weeks, was sponsored by the Addison Independent.
A lot of people are responsible for getting more than 400,000 people to New York City for the Peoples Climate March last Sunday, but if you follow the story of the biggest march about climate change back to its origins, there is just one person: Vermonter Bill McKibben.