November 18th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — A group planning Middlebury’s proposed new town offices and recreation center is planning a series of public meetings, open houses, flyers and a documentary film to educate residents about the $7.5 million project in anticipation of a March 4, 2014, referendum.
MIDDLEBURY — This fall in Middlebury a large group of homeschoolers got together and formed a soccer team to practice and improve our skill. Our team consisted of around 50 kids (ages 1-16) from in and around Addison County. Elizabeth Curran of Whiting organized the group and was amazed at the awesome turnout from our homeschool community.
FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents have a few more days if they want to petition for a special meeting to consider the proposed $350,000 sale of 34.91 town-owned acres to Denecker Real Estate Investments LLC. That deal is projected to close on or before April 24, 2014.
BRISTOL — Of the people who begin hiking the Appalachian Trail with the intention of covering the entire thing, only one in four complete it. Most are young, recent college graduates, students taking a gap year, all with young joints and plenty of energy.
Not many 56-year-old women attempt the nearly 2,200-mile, 14-state trek, let alone complete it.
CORNWALL — A group of Cornwall residents who own land that would be crossed by a proposed natural gas pipeline are looking for consensus on how to react to the Vermont Gas Systems proposal.
On Oct. 30, seven Cornwall landowners who are being asked to host the Addison Natural Gas Project transmission line that would serve International Paper Co. in Ticonderoga, N.Y., met at the home of Randy and Mary Martin to discuss their opposition to the project. They sat around the dining room table and discussed their concerns
MIDDLEBURY — For the past 12 years, artist Carolyn Letvin has been engaged in a dialogue with sheep, with them becoming her primary source of imagery. She reasons that sheep are often one of the first images presented in life, between nursery rhymes, children’s stories and nursery room motifs, creating formative visual experiences. Perhaps, she muses, we count sheep our whole lives?
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday, Nov. 19, will be asked to expand the design for a new municipal building at 77 Main St. in order to accommodate a new children’s library.
BRISTOL — The Indonesian island of Bali will be featured at this month’s program of the One World Library Project. “Bali: Consciousness, Culture and Community” will be presented by Drs. Carla and David Osgood on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.