Archive - Mar 18, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — The Shoreham Zoning Board of Adjustment has given its approval to WhistlePig’s proposal to establish a whiskey distillery at its property off Quiet Valley Road.
But WhistlePig founder and owner Raj Bhatka cannot take that zoning board approval to the bank — at least not yet. George Gross and Barbara Wilson, owners of the nearby Solar Haven Farm LLC, have already served notice they will appeal the zoning board’s decision to the Vermont Environmental Court.
BRIDPORT — A wind turbine is up and running at the Audets’ Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, the second in Addison County that was constructed especially for the Green Mountain Power’s Wind Power Program. The turbine, which sits atop a 121-foot-tall tower just off Route 22A, generates around 165,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, about enough to power 23 homes. It also will save around 191,807 lbs. of carbon emissions annually.
VERGENNES — Although permitting and organization is going well, the clinical head of a proposed program to help troubled young women at 1 Alden Place in Vergennes said it is not expected to open there for several months.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union Middle School eighth-grader Ronan Howlett has an expansive vocabulary for a 14-year-old, but two words in particular will always resonate with him even if he rarely gets an opportunity to use them in a sentence: “Qualitative” and “desultory.”
Those are the two words that have won him consecutive titles as Vermont’s top student speller.
BURLINGTON — Nora Enright gives new meaning to being a “brain.”
The Otter Valley Union High School sophomore won the fourth annual Brain Bee at the University of Vermont College of Medicine on Feb. 9. The 15-year-old was one of 30 students from eight Vermont high schools competing in the written, practical and oral examination testing their knowledge of the human brain.
By beating out her mostly older competition, Enright, of Pittsford, won a travel stipend to go to Baltimore and represent Vermont in the National Brain Bee on March 2-4.
MIDDLEBURY — A trip to the household attic can often yield a few cherished family treasures with some interesting stories attached to them.
So it should come as no surprise that a trip to the attic of Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History can yield a veritable gold mine of artifacts that speak volumes about the people, places and history of Addison County.
MIDDLEBURY — The Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater presents “The Blue Swans — Seven Women Artists,” featuring paintings and monoprints by Klara Calitri, Linda Hampton Smith, Molly Hawley, Patricia LeBon Herb, Phoebe Stone, Sarah Wesson and Yinglei Zhang. The exhibit runs March 1-31.
MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe in Middlebury announces that Betsy Ouellette of Waltham has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award (Kimberly Krans Award). WomenSafe presents the award annually to a woman in Addison County or Rochester whose outstanding work and achievements have had positive impacts on and furthered the safety of women and/or children in the community. A public reception in Ouellette’s honor will be held Thursday, March 28, from 5-6:30 p.m. at 109 Catamount Park in Middlebury. Refreshments will be served.