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August 24th, 2015
SHELBURNE — Shelburne Vineyard’s Fall art exhibit, “Fall’s Call,” will feature the photographs of Lincoln artist Victoria Blewer beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1 and hanging through Nov. 30. An artist’s reception will be held at the Vineyard Tasting Room on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 2-4 p.m., where visitors can meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cheese and crackers. Wine will be available for sale by the glass.
“Fall is my favorite time,” Blewer said, “it seems so simple and so perfect.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Arts Council recently awarded Middlebury Studio School with a Project Grant with monies from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This grant will be used to collaborate with local social service organizations to provide low-cost pottery and art classes to the following nonprofit community organizations: the Counseling Service of Addison County, the Addison County Parent/Child Center, Mary Johnson Children’s Center and Community Associates. MSS will hold these classes at 2377 Route 7 South.
VERGENNES — The annual Little City Races in Vergennes will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29, during the 34th annual Vergennes Day celebration. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the Stevens House, adjacent to the Vergennes city green. Races start at 9 a.m.
VERGENNES — Motorists looking to drive through the city of Vergennes on Saturday, Aug. 29, should expect some delays due to a road race that will be run in conjunction with Vergennes Day.
The annual Little City 5K and 10K races will start at 9 a.m. on Main Street at the intersection with North Street. Runners and walkers will turn south on South Maple Street.
ADDISON COUNTY — Addison Central Supervisory Union has hired the following new administrators, faculty and staff for the 2015-2015 school year.
Wendy Cohen, ACSU, Strategic Plan Coordinator; Jennefer Eaton, Bridport, Principal; Jennifer Kravitz, Cornwall, Principal; and Scott Sivo, MUMS, Assistant Principal.
BRANDON — When changing circumstances recently led Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer coach Muffie Harvey to decide to step down from the post she had held for the past four seasons, OV activities director Steve Keith found an experienced hand waiting to take over.
MONTPELIER — If you haven’t completed a Vermont hunter education course but want to before hunting seasons, this is the time to act according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
“Vermont’s volunteer instructors of hunter education courses are scheduling their courses now on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website,” said Nicole Meier, hunter education specialist. “The courses have started and will continue for a few weeks, and fewer courses will be available by October because many instructors will be hunting.”
Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith officially announced his candidacy for governor as a Democrat in typical fashion: a straightforward announcement that nonchalantly recapped his life and career in Vermont, while intoning Vermont as a “state of opportunity” and implying that helping Vermonters realize those opportunities would be the foundation of his campaign — minus any lofty rhetoric or grand visions.