August 11th, 2011
That the inaugural Midd Summer Festival drew an overflow crowd of more than 1,500 people to sample cheese, beer, wine and other Vermont-based beverages had organizers and volunteers with the host Better Middlebury Partnership bubbling with excitement. That the unexpectedly large crowds caused longer than expected lines is, all things considered, the best of problems to have and will readily be corrected next year, organizers say.
What’s remarkable is that a good idea done well can have such a positive economic impact on the community.
MIDDLEBURY — Some say that artistry runs in the family. If that’s true, then it may be that Weybridge resident Lisa Coale has inherited a keen artistic eye from her grandfather Richard Niebuhr of Middlebury.
Connoisseurs of art can decide for themselves — the two will have their art featured side-by-side at Otter Creek Custom Framing on Friday as part of this month’s Middlebury Arts Walk. Coale’s acrylic paintings and Niebuhr’s photography will be on display from 5-7 p.m.
“Excuse me,” the woman said, coming up out of nowhere and addressing my 18-year-old son, Mark, as I knelt beside him on the edge of the river removing a large fish hook from the ankle-cuff of his waders. “Did you know that there was a fly stuck to you while you were fishing?”
VERGENNES — Vergennes police said they are looking into whether a city resident received explicit pictures on his computer that included images of an underage female. Police said the investigation began on Aug. 4.
In other incidents between Aug. 1 and 7, Vergennes police:
• On Aug. 1 checked out a complaint that noisy construction on North Street began before 7 a.m., but found no work under way.
Once again Addison County Fair and Field Days is here and once again I did not win the Leona Thompson Bowl.
The Leona Thompson Bowl is, as everyone knows, the holy grail of Field Days awards, bestowed each year to an individual who proves herself to be an all-around ringer in pretty much every craft and foods category at the fair.
If you haven’t already been, get your rear in gear and get down to the 63rd Addison County Fair and Field Days for a taste of Addison County authenticity. Events started Tuesday and end this Saturday, Aug. 13.
BRISTOL — A feasibility study for a pedestrian path between Bristol’s downtown district and Lincoln Gap Road is coming to a close, and its findings don’t fare well for residents hoping to make the route safer for walkers, joggers and bike riders.
ADDISON COUNTY — A Winooski man was arraigned in Addison County District Court on Monday on charges relating to a series of thefts last month and a high-speed chase on Route 7.
Trooper Peter Dempsey reported that on July 15 at around 1:30 a.m. he saw a car speeding along Route 7 in Ferrisburgh near Stage Road, and when he tried to stop the car it accelerated south traveling at speeds in excess of 80 mph.