Archive - Jul 22, 2010
PANTON — Vergennes-Panton Water District officials are hoping for a better turnout at their next pre-vote public meeting on a $5.1 million proposal to upgrade the district’s 37-year-old Adams Ferry Road water treatment plant in Panton, a project that could more than double rates for a typical household.
BRISTOL — Organizers of Bristol’s annual Three Day Stampede, a fund-raiser for cystic fibrosis research, announced a few weeks ago that they’ve raised over $1 million in their 20 years of fund-raising.
But that doesn’t mean they’re going to let up on their efforts. This year’s event kicks off Friday at 8 a.m. and will last until Sunday evening.
VERGENNES — As Vergennes Area Rescue Squad officials approach the funding phase for the nonprofit’s planned major expansion of its Panton Road headquarters, they are seeking more help from the community in raising the roughly $1 million needed.
VARS President Stephen Fleming said this week an initial meeting of the squad’s building renovations committee drew only four local residents even though VARS leaders sent out 28 letters to key community members they thought could help spearhead fund-raising efforts.
VERGENNES — A couple hundred adults, teens and younger children relaxed on a balmy summer evening at the Vergennes city pool Tuesday, when also the Vergennes Champs swim team hosted the Middlebury Panthers.
Imagine if you could be transported to a place where, amid balmy midsummer greenery, you could sit in the warm lingering twilight and listen, for free, to live performances of your favorite music. Imagine if also there for the listening were performances of other genres of soulful music that you might otherwise never hear — Québecois reels, Les Paul-style jazz, African worldbeat.
One of my favorite summer outdoor pastimes is hiking to the various alpine ponds along Vermont’s Long Trail. These overnight trips combine my enjoyment of backpacking and my passion for fishing, while providing almost enough exercise to burn off the copious quantities of trail food I consume on the hike.