July 28th, 2014
FERRISBURGH — On the third weekend of July, members of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Rowing for Racing group of Community Rowers traveled to Boston for two days of whaleboat races in celebration of the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world.
MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury is home to the new Curve Appeal lingerie shop, offering lingerie in sizes for every body type, plus nontoxic, organic sensual products like massage oils.
Curve Appeal owner Kristin Lawson, a mother of three, has been doing house parties for women all over Vermont for nearly 10 years, and said her party customers expressed dissatisfaction with the lingerie options available to them in the area.
MIDDLEBURY — After working more than a quarter-century as an attorney in such urban centers as Los Angeles and Boston, Terry McKnight decided in 2002 that he was ready for a new career with a different focus. So he applied to become executive director of the Addison County Community Trust (ACCT), the area’s largest creator and manager of affordable housing.
McKnight got the job, and has never regretted it.
MIDDLEBURY — Sherry Klinck, chair of the board of EastView at Middlebury, announces that Brenda Haynes Schill has been named as new executive director of the nonprofit senior living community. “Brenda brings an extraordinary combination of skills and experience to EastView,” said Klinck. “The breadth of her background will be a real asset to this community.”
MONKTON — There will be an unfamiliar face in the principal’s office when students return to Monkton Central School at the end of August.
Betsy Knox, a longtime educator who lives in Hinesburg, has taken the helm as the interim principal of the school — and she says she couldn’t be happier to be there.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Central Vermont Chapter of Trout Unlimited has joined forces with The Nature Conservancy and Redstart Inc., a private consulting firm, to determine where fish such as brook trout may have a hard time getting around in the Otter Creek watershed.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on July 17 arrested a town man on a warrant from the Vermont Department of Corrections. Police arrested Jonah S. Kleinfeldt, 39, for escape.
Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said his force took Kleinfeldt to the Chittenden County Correctional Center in South Burlington.
In other department news, a man Bristol police arrested last month was acquitted of selling marijuana by a jury in Addison County Superior Court, but was convicted of lesser charges.
VERGENNES — Vergennes athlete Ron McConnell broke another barrier on his quest to be the best he can in the track and field discipline of throws pentathlon.