September 30th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — As Hospice Volunteer Services Director Priscilla Baker knows, death can be a tough subject to discuss — particularly when it involves one’s own mortality or that of a loved one.
“We are a death-phobic society,” she said on Thursday. “We want to help people find the right language and safety in the conversation.”
BRANDON — The Compass Music and Arts Center offers a great opportunity to see a selection of work by one of the area’s most beloved artists. Prindle Wissler was a lifelong artist and teacher who studied art at Skidmore College and Columbia University but was a lifetime learner, making discoveries and messes, as she would say, right up to the time of her death in 2011 at the age of 99.
WEYBRIDGE — Around 150 Weybridge voters turned out at a special town meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25, to earmark $475,980 in embezzlement-related insurance settlement funds to a variety of municipal uses, with the lion’s share going to the creation of a “major equipment fund” for future substantial purchases. And residents declined the selectboard’s invitation to use $50,000 of the money as a property tax rebate.
NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police are inviting any Addison County resident who has been the victim of a burglary or theft since 2010 to come to VSP’s Route 7 barracks in New Haven on Oct. 7 to view a cache of stolen property recovered from an Addison home.
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The viewing hours next Monday are set for 10 a.m. until noon and from 5 to 7 p.m.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14 will be hosting a Halloween Costume Karaoke Dance Party on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1-2 p.m. at the American Legion in Vergennes, followed by Trunk or Treat in the parking lot from 2-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
VERMONT — Spring has long been the time when Vermonters Green Up. This fall Vermonters will be encouraged to “Button Up.” Saturday, Oct. 5, is the first annual Button Up Vermont Day of Action. Vermonters have a powerful opportunity to participate in a local effort — or start their own — to encourage friends and neighbors to lower their energy bills this winter by weatherizing their homes.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department points out that three new hunting rules passed by the Legislature are now in effect.
1. A person shall not take or attempt to take any wild animal by shooting a firearm, a bow and arrow or a crossbow while on or within 25 feet of the traveled portion of a public road.
2. It is also illegal to shoot a firearm, a bow and arrow or a crossbow across the traveled portion of a public road.
MIDDLEBURY — The Champlain Valley football team came to Middlebury Union High School on Friday night with the same 4-0 Division I record as the Tigers. At least for that evening, any further resemblance between the two teams was limited to the number of players each put on the field and to the fact that all wore helmets and cleats.