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January 19th, 2017
VERMONT — In his inaugural speech, Gov. Phil Scott said he wants to focus on getting Vermonters the education they need after high school to access good-paying jobs. Now there is an online tool that shows people how to become qualified for the most promising jobs in the state.
MIDDLEBURY — “It is eye opening for these young accounting students to see how little people can earn and stay alive.” Larry Kupferman has been a volunteer for CVOEO’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for close to ten years now. He was speaking about students from Champlain College, UVM and St. Michaels who volunteer their time completing Federal and State returns for families and individuals with low income.
MIDDDLEBURY — Need computer help? Volunteers from the nonprofit Technology for Tomorrow are hosting a free technology workshop at the Residence at Otter Creek on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 3:30-5 p.m.
All are welcome.
Instructors at this workshop will cover: making and answering phone calls using cell phones and iPads, sending and reading texts, syncing email, accessing the internet, setting up wifi, downloading and using apps, and navigating your smartphone or tablet.
MIDDLEBURY — Starting Jan. 26, St. Stephen’s-on-the-Green in Middlebury will present a free half-hour noonday concert on the last Thursday of each month. These concerts, beginning at 12:15 p.m., will be informal (brown bag lunches invited) and light refreshments will be provided.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The 2017 No-Till and Cover Crop Symposium will take place Feb. 16 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington.
In addition to talks by extension specialists and farmers from Vermont, Pennsylvania and New York, the event includes poster sessions and an exhibitor fair. It is sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension’s Champlain Valley Crop, Soil and Pasture Team in Middlebury and the Northwest Crops and Soils Program in St. Albans.
BURLINGTON — To comply with Act 64, Vermont’s water quality bill, all custom manure applicators must become certified in order to apply manure on farms and cropland in the state.
To help them earn their certification, University of Vermont (UVM) Extension will offer training sessions at three locations in February and March. Although free to attend, registration is required by Feb. 10. A light lunch is included.
BRANDON — The following students at Otter Valley Union High School were recognized for academic achievement during the second marking period of the 2016-2017 academic year.
VERGENNES — Every year, each high school in the United States may choose one sophomore to represent them at their state’s Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference. This year, Vergennes Union High School’s HOBY Ambassador is Cyrus Devine.