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September 28th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Parishioners at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury know their Bible — especially chapter one, verse three of the Book of Genesis:
“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
ADDISON COUNTY — June saw a deluge of monumental proportions; early September was marked by unseasonable heat. What’s a farmer to do?
“The weather can be fickle,” noted Bill Suhr of Shoreham’s Champlain Orchards.
Nevertheless, Suhr and other Vermont apple growers are expecting an outstanding harvest in 2015.
“We have probably our largest crop ever, but we won’t know until it’s fully harvested,” Suhr said.
The success of any garden is measured by the pleasure it brings to the people who use it. And, when many people use a garden, there is much pleasure to go around.
Hidden behind the walls of the Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury is a garden that is enjoyed by hundreds of people in sundry ways. It is a garden that serves the entire Helen Porter community — not only the residents and their visitors, but also the many staff and volunteers associated with the nursing home.
BRISTOL — At Monday’s selectboard meeting, the Bristol Planning Commission requested a moratorium on any further modifications to the Bristol town green until the selectboard can create and approve an ordinance addressing use and development of the park in the center of town.
MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe has won a $753,166 federal grant that will allow the Middlebury nonprofit to continue its fight against domestic violence and sexual assault in Addison County and neighboring Rochester.
The grant is actually a three-year extension in funding for which WomenSafe first successfully applied through the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Violence Against Women back in 2007. It is money the DOJ has earmarked for rural communities needing help in combatting crimes against women — including dating violence and stalking.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services (MREMS) board on Monday elected a new slate of officers, headed by David Pistilli, new chairman of the panel.
Pistilli’s priorities for the nonprofit include planning (and saving resources) for replacement of MREMS’ fleet of ambulances, retiring the organization’s debt and searching for a new executive director.
MIDDLEBURY — The John W. Graham Emergency Shelter is marking its 35th year with a new organizational name and the acquisition of an apartment building in Middlebury offering four affordable apartments for people transitioning from homelessness.
It was in 1980 that the shelter was founded in Vergennes to provide temporary, emergency housing for people with no other place to stay. The organization has since evolved into much more, providing transitional housing, transportation, substance abuse counseling, and help in applying for benefits and finding a job.