August 22nd, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — As parents and children across Addison County head to stationery stores for new notebooks and backpacks to prepare for the new school year, the MiddView Orientation team at Middlebury College is getting ready to welcome its 606 first-year students to the Green Mountain State.
MONTPELIER — In 2015, our nation lost over 35,000 lives on our roadways, 57 of which were in Vermont. Impairment by alcohol, drugs or both was a contributing factor in almost half of last year’s fatal crashes in Vermont.
BURLINGTON — Following new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nasal spray flu vaccine will not be available in the U.S. for the upcoming flu season. Instead, all flu vaccinations will be given as a standard shot.
VERGENNES— The Little City will host its 35th annual Vergennes Day on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27.
The event kicks off on Friday evening with the Vergennes Arts Walk from 5-7 p.m. and a street dance on the City Green featuring the music of “The Hitmen” from 7-10 p.m. Vergennes Day, hosted and sponsored by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, is a celebration of city and community and can be enjoyed by all ages. Full details of the event and a schedule of activities are available at www.vergennesday.com.
VERGENNES — From the speediest runners to most pedestrian walkers and everyone in between is invited to join the 5K and 10K races at Vergennes Day this coming Saturday morning.
The 35th annual Vergennes Day Race is a great way to kick off the day and to support a local charity.
The 5K run and walk will take you through city streets, finishing at the City Green. It’s a great opportunity for friends and family to get out and participate in a fun-filled and healthy event.
VERGENNES — It’s the eve of Vergennes Day and what are you going to do?
Discover artwork at venues all along Main Street in Vergennes this Friday, Aug. 26, in the monthly Vergennes Arts Walk. See paintings by Georgina Forbes and John Burns, prints by Lyna Lou Nordstrom, and more.
This after-hours open house at art galleries and local businesses invites you to explore this walkable historic downtown. Browse shops, antiques and artwork. There will be light refreshments and wine tasting from Vergennes Wine at Creative Space Gallery, 5-8 p.m.
BRISTOL — Bristol nature writer and environmental activist John Elder will read from his new book, “Picking Up the Flute: A Memoir Through Music,” this coming Thursday, Aug. 25, at Lawrence Memorial Library. The free reading will begin at 7 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the Bristol Gateway Players and by Vermont Family Forests.