November 29th, 2012
CORNWALL — While consumers throughout the country continue to recover from the frenzied shopping experiences that were Black Friday and Cyber Monday, leaders of the Cornwall Congregational Church are quietly organizing what could appropriately be called “Alternative Saturday,” a Dec. 1 opportunity for people to purchase the gift of basic necessities for people struggling just to survive.
LINCOLN — A new company has sprung up in Lincoln this year that makes delicious bread.
Potato Hill Bakery, featuring homemade loaves by Lincoln native Johnny Johnson, has done well since its opening in July, distributing its products to the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Almost Home Market in Bristol, the Lincoln General Store and the Jerusalem Country Store.
MIDDLEBURY — Two nonprofit organizations are seeking to make $3 million in upgrades to a combined total of 22 affordable housing units on North Pleasant Street and John Graham Court in Middlebury, improvements that would include a central pellet boiler to substantially reduce energy costs at the site.
LINCOLN / BRISTOL — Two decades after the passing of a beloved mother, community member and elementary school teacher, Tari Shattuck’s legacy lives on in Five Town Area schools.
MIDDLEBURY — A Very Merry Middlebury, an annual event from the Better Middlebury Partnership, has a great deal in store for Middlebury residents, neighbors, friends, visitors and guests, starting on Saturday, Dec. 1.
VERGENNES — The Little City of Vergennes will be in full holiday spirit at the annual Holiday Stroll this Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants will enjoy a festive collection of activities ranging from a breakfast with Santa Claus at the VUHS cafeteria to the annual Winter Craft Fair at Vergennes Union Elementary School, to a stroll down Main Street ringing bells and singing songs with Santa and his elves.
ADDISON COUNTY — Officials at Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) are trying to recruit some more elves for Santa in the run-up to Christmas.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday tabled a decision on whether to advance the community’s updated town plan to a final vote in wake of a new, proposed tweak in language and the absence of two board members.
The board was scheduled to decide whether to close the public hearing phase on the document and then move on to a ratification vote to Tuesday, Dec. 12; or call for another public hearing to entertain any new substantive changes.