Archive - Dec 2011 - Page
This column is not for everyone. It’s about Christmas and the holidays, but also about divorce, raising a split family and making it all work during this special time of the year — and beyond.
As optimists, it’s human nature to downplay the struggles and seize the high points in life. The squeals of laughter and excitement of small children on Christmas mornings are surely memories to cherish. The shuttling of kids from one house to the other on Christmas day, not so much.
The annual Very Merry Middlebury event on December 3 brought children and their parents to town to meet Santa at the Middlebury Community House, take a horse-drawn wagon ride with Pat and Cathy Palmer, and grab a cup of hot chocolate at the warming hut.
Check it out here!
MIDDLEBURY — Students in the Environmental Studies senior seminar at Middlebury College aren’t just completing graduation requirements, they’re doing research that will actually be used by government agencies, local officials, scientists and consultants.
The 11 seniors and the officials with whom they worked hope the work they did will improve the health of Lake Champlain and make local neighborhoods healthier places to live.
MIDDLEBURY — In a cafeteria hung with student drawings of kiwis, parsnips and apples at Mount Abraham Union High School, school administrators, cooks, parents and teachers last week gathered to imagine the future of the Bristol-area schools’ foodservice cooperative.
VERGENNES — “I’ve always had a secret love for weapons and armor,” said Michael McEnerney.
The 20-year-old apprentice armorer from Vergennes recently completed his first major project, a scale mail and chain mail vest that weighs over 40 pounds. The breast is an interlocking fabric of anodized aluminum scales, bright green and subtly cupped. As heavy as the piece is, it looks as delicate as feathers.
MIDDLEBURY — A consultant is sizing up repairs for a portion of the Ilsley Library roof in wake of concerns over moisture entering the stately stone building at 75 Main St. in Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Clothing maker Geiger of Austria earlier this month cut five positions at its Middlebury facility at 38 Pond Lane, bringing its total workforce — which once numbered 70 — down to three.
“We had to downsize,” said Wolfgang Miska, executive vice president of Geiger. “With such a seasonal business, it was not feasible to continue with the staff we had here.”
MIDDLEBURY — Around 25 people came out on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to share their views about the prospect of a new, or improved, municipal building and gymnasium at the intersection of College and South Main streets.