March 20th, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will host a public meeting to share information about its forthcoming merger with Stagecoach Transportation Services Inc. of Randolph. The April 5 meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Transportation Center on Creek Road in Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Neat Repeats Resale Shop recently donated $2,000 to Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) to help replace aging buses. ACTR plans to put two new 28-passenger buses in service to ensure the traveling public’s safety and meet ridership demands.
MONTPELIER — If you are 12 to 14 years old and want to learn about Vermont’s wildlife and gain outdoor skills, consider attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Green Mountain Conservation Camps next summer.
MIDDLEBURY — Edward Snowden, the onetime spy agency employee who leaked a trove of documents showing that the U.S. government watches American citizens, told a Middlebury College audience Thursday that his whistleblowing has resulted in changes to laws and policies for the good.
“This conversation made us stronger as a nation,” Snowden said in his address via a video hookup from Russia, where he lives in asylum. “It changed laws, and we live in a fairer and freer world because of it.”
VERGENNES — Changes are coming to the Bixby Memorial Free Library.
Some of those are already evident: The Bixby Gala, a vital fundraiser and spring fixture on the Vergennes social scene, will return for the first time in many years to the Main Street landmark on June 23, while new employee Francis McGill has a new job description — public relations, outreach and social media coordination as well as assistant to Head Librarian Jane Spencer.
MIDDLEBURY — The Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is full of treasures, including centuries-old maps, Civil War memorabilia and antique furniture that could fetch a bundle were it ever (perish the thought) placed on the open market.
BRANDON —The Compass Music and Art Center took delivery on a prized piano early this month, thanks to local ties to a unique individual.
A 1915 Steinway Model B grand piano arrived, along with a collection of sound equipment, from the estate of the late John Fischer, an avant-garde Jazz pianist, artist, writer and all-around creative force who passed away in New York City last August, six days after his 86th birthday.
The days are getting longer and winter is drawing to a close.
March is upon us and Vermonters are getting serious about planning for the gardening season ahead. What new garden projects should we undertake and what new plants will we try?
It is also ‘seed-starting month’ in the North Country. If you sow seeds indoors in March, the young plants will have a two-month head start before you move them to their long-term garden home.