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October 7th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Omya Inc. will host a free open house at its Middlebury Quarry on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the open-pit quarry, buses will shuttle visitors into the quarry while expert guides detail history, drilling, blasting and land reclamation operations. People can ride through the entire tour or disembark from the bus to take an up-close look at geological formations and scout the area for a marble souvenir.
BURLINGTON — Vermont 4-H’ers captured several championships and top place awards at the Eastern States Exposition 4-H dairy show in West Springfield, Mass., Sept. 12-15, beating competitors from the five other New England states.
NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police on Thursday cited Nicole Burgos, 29, of Addison for felony possession of stolen property, a charge they said in a press release “is relative to the wave of 2013 Addison County burglaries that subsequently led to the July 31 arrest of Burgos’ domestic partner, Raymond R. Ritchie.”
BRANDON — Internationally renowned folk artist Warren Kimble and famed novelist/poet/biographer Jay Parini were among four people honored at the annual Vermont Council of the Arts Annual Gala held this past Tuesday night at the Brandon Town Hall. Bruce Bouchard, who joined the Paramount Theater as executive director in 2008, and Carol Driscoll, executive director of The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, received honors for “meritorious service to the arts.”
MIDDLEBURY — Eliza Eaton has joined the Middlebury Community House board of directors. Eaton owns and operates MiniBury.com, an insider’s guide to family friendly events and activities around Middlebury. MCH board member Lynda Rheaume says Eaton’s energy, fresh ideas and technical expertise will help move the Community House into the future.
SALISBURY — Eighteen, mostly vintage, Airstream trailers will be opening their doors to visitors at Branbury State Park in Salisbury on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2-4 p.m. On display on sites 1 through 17 will be trailers from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, as well as some from the current decade. Visitors will be invited to tour the trailers and vote on their favorites.
MIDDLEBURY — Owners of the Middlebury Short Stop at 220 Court St. are seeking permission to build a two-bay car wash on the gas station property next The Centre shopping plaza.
Jolley Associates would locate the new car wash behind the existing gas station store, in place of a 950-square-foot truck refueling canopy currently on site. The plan would also require moving an existing dumpster and storage shed onto an island east of the proposed car wash building, according to a project narrative that Jolley has filed with the town.
MIDDLEBURY — Diane Howlett and Linda Waterman, directors of Neat Repeats Consignment Shop on Bakery Lane in Middlebury, have announced the Neat Repeats grant awards for the summer 2013 cycle. They remind the public that Neat Repeats is a great resource for Halloween costumes and accessories.
A total of $21,049 was awarded, as follows: