March 20th, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — In a combined talk/reading at Middlebury College on Tuesday, poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil will explore a different way of thinking about environment and discuss “wonder” as an ecological love practice in nature writing.
The March 21 presentation at The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center, Room 103, is titled “Floating Above this Difficult World: The Importance of Writing the Outdoors with Wonder.” It will take place from 4:30-6 p.m.
VERGENNES — Vergennes senior Sophia Parker won the recent Vergennes Lions Speak-Out competition, and will compete in the state competition in mid-March. “New Mountains to Climb,” is the theme selected by Lions International President Bob Corlew.
Others competing were Alyse Beauchemin, Brandon Cousino and Sarah Dee Webber. Their coach was Cookie Steponaitis, former teacher at Vergennes Union High School. She mentioned how proud she was with the work that the students put into this effort.
MIDDLEBURY — Harriet Scott Chessman will present her new book, “The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas,” in conversation with John Elder, Saturday, April 8, at 4 p.m. at The Vermont Book Shop. Book signing to follow. Free and open to public.
WEYBRIDGE — The Friends of Weybridge School will be host the annual Weybridge Elementary Tag Sale on Saturday, April 8, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Donations of gently used household items, clothing, toys, books and more can be dropped off at the school beginning on April 6.
The sale will be held at the school, 210 Quaker Village Road in Weybridge.
For more information, call 545-2113.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will host a public meeting to share information about its forthcoming merger with Stagecoach Transportation Services Inc. of Randolph. The April 5 meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Transportation Center on Creek Road in Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Neat Repeats Resale Shop recently donated $2,000 to Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) to help replace aging buses. ACTR plans to put two new 28-passenger buses in service to ensure the traveling public’s safety and meet ridership demands.
MONTPELIER — If you are 12 to 14 years old and want to learn about Vermont’s wildlife and gain outdoor skills, consider attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Green Mountain Conservation Camps next summer.
MIDDLEBURY — Edward Snowden, the onetime spy agency employee who leaked a trove of documents showing that the U.S. government watches American citizens, told a Middlebury College audience Thursday that his whistleblowing has resulted in changes to laws and policies for the good.
“This conversation made us stronger as a nation,” Snowden said in his address via a video hookup from Russia, where he lives in asylum. “It changed laws, and we live in a fairer and freer world because of it.”