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September 28th, 2015
RIPTON — The North Branch School of Ripton is celebrating its 15th anniversary year and is making plans to offer a series of events as a way of thanking the community for its love and support throughout this time. The first event will take place Friday night, Oct. 9, at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The North Branch School in conjunction with the Doug Fund at Vermont Community Foundation and THT will host the documentary film “Becoming Bulletproof.”
BRANDON — Oct. 3 and 4 is the weekend when artists in the Brandon area will open their studios for people to see how they work. Studios are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.
The Brandon Artists Guild at 7 Center St. is a great place to start your tour. You can see what artwork the guild’s members have on display, then pick up local and state maps there and visit three local artists within walking distance of the gallery before traveling to artists further outside town.
FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh will celebrate its apple heritage with author Rowan Jacobsen onSunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. Jacobsen, a nationally known food writer, will talk about the 123 varieties he profiled in his new book,“Apples of Uncommon Character”— many of which once grew at Rokeby. A selection of apples will be available for tasting, too.
VERMONT — Many people are not aware that the “tick season” in Vermont lasts from spring until late fall.
Just like mosquitoes, ticks are now a common nuisance in the Green Mountain State. Tick season typically lasts from April through October, but can extend further — particularly if the fall and winter months are warmer than usual. Fortunately there are a number of successful methods you can use to prevent tick bites.
Have you ever left a job that you loved? Later this month Pam Favreau will be doing just that, moving to Michigan to start a new adventure. Favreau has been the driving force behind and in front of the work of CVOEO’s Vermont Tenants program.
Bray Wilkins in ‘Dido and Aeneas’
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team made Saturday’s good-sized homecoming crowd happy with a solid, 3-0 win over Missisquoi.
The positive result not only gave the fans something to cheer about, but it also avenged a recent 3-1 loss to the 1-5-1 T-Birds, snapped the 2-5 Commodores’ three-game losing streak, and, said Coach Kevin Hayes, offered his team something to build on moving forward with two rivalry games next on the schedule.
The Commodores visit Middlebury on Tuesday and host Mount Abraham on Friday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ soccer action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury split two games, Mount Abraham settled for two ties, and Otter Valley dropped a contest.