VERGENNES — A combination of building improvements, technology upgrades, strong fundraising and new programming has created optimism among Bixby Memorial Library officials that the Vergennes fixture can survive its current financial crisis and become a more thriving part of the five communities it serves.
“It is true that you’re either growing or shrinking,” said Bixby Executive Director Jane Spencer. “I think the board has made the decision that we’re moving forward.”
In recent months, the Bixby has:
MIDDLEBURY — Dancer Patty Smith continues her exploration of dominion — of one species over another, of one race over another, of one gender over another — in a solo performance titled “Animal Dances” on Friday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater.
MIDDLEBURY — It was almost 20 years ago that Molly Hawley assisted a Cleveland, Ohio, ophthalmology office in creating a coloring book to help relieve pre-appointment jitters for child patients. Youngsters could color in the pictures of the mysterious high-tech eye equipment and at the same time learn that their impending exam would be largely pain-free.
BAKERSFIELD — Robert and Gisele Gervais, who farm with several of their children in Bakersfield, are the recipients of the 2013 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year award.
This may have escaped your attention, but some of the nation’s debit-card issuers (financial institutions) have been overcharging on debit-card fees.
This week’s writer is David Coates, a retired managing partner of KPMG’s Burlington office and director of National Life Group, Green Mountain Power and many other companies.