November 26th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The locally owned Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury will host three authors as honorary booksellers this Saturday.
Hundreds of independent bookstores across the country will be hosting local authors this Saturday, Nov. 29, Small Business Saturday, thanks to a movement called Indies First. Launched by noted author Sherman Alexie in 2013, Indies First encourages authors to volunteer at their local bookstore, to give back some of the support that independent bookstores have traditionally given to authors.
ADDISON COUNTY — It is not unusual for people to stop at Middlebury’s Otter Creek Falls and linger for a while to drink in its scenic beauty.
BRISTOL — Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose gave a grim appraisal of the town firehouse’s condition to the Bristol selectboard Monday evening.
LaRose presented a 10-page study by Williston firm Childs Engineering that outlined the numerous shortcomings of the North Street firehouse, which was built in 1897.
“This report makes it reality, all the issues we have had and currently have,” LaRose told the board. “We’re dealing with a building that’s just unsafe.”
VERGENNES — Thanks to the effort of many Vergennes Union High School students, 20 families who could use a helping hand will have turkeys on their table this Thursday, and more than a dozen of those families will also receive all the trimmings.
On this past Friday, VUHS students donated a dozen complete Thanksgiving dinners, plus another eight turkeys and other holiday side dishes, to the Vergennes Community Food Shelf, which is housed in the Vergennes Congregational Church on South Water Street.
MIDDLEBURY — Andy and Lisa Mitchell are a creative couple who know how to put on a show. But until lately, their homespun series of special events have been by invitation only and at venues kept under close wraps.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College this month announced a plan to sell a number of residential homes it owns to faculty at a discounted rate, while real estate professionals disagree over whether the prospective sales could depress home values in town.
The college said the initiative is part of an effort to help new faculty members find suitable, affordable housing close to campus. Presently, the college rents out the houses to faculty.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team made history this fall by earning the program’s first Division II championship, and unsurprisingly Coach Dustin Corrigan’s 14-4 Eagles are well-represented on the 2014 Addison Independent Girls’ Soccer All-Star team. Six Eagles are honored here, three from a back line that allowed just 10 goals in 18 games.