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.
ADDISON — Close to 100 residents of Addison and other local towns attended the second of two forums this year dedicated to the frustrating problem of home break-ins, and this time they heard at least some good news from the dozen law enforcement officials on hand, including Vermont Commissioner of Public Safety Keith Flynn and Col. Thomas L’Esperance, director of the Vermont State Police.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department, like many other municipal law enforcement agencies around the country, hopped on the social media bandwagon a few years ago. Since 2011, it had been posting public service announcements to its Facebook page and making full use of the site’s photo-sharing feature to share pictures of important events, like department members meeting the governor or receiving awards, along with some funny ones of officers goofing off with community kids.