Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series that highlights the people and programs of the Charter House Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing basic food and housing to people in need in and around Middlebury. Cate Costley, a junior at Middlebury College, worked this past summer with the coalition. Through this work she had the chance to connect and converse with individuals who receive assistance through the coalition’s programs.
MIDDLEBURY — Artist Anjanette Lemak had tried her hand in numerous mediums, including photography, sculpting, fashion and jewelry design. Faced with some major life changes, she decided early this year to pick an artistic pursuit in which she hoped to carve out a livelihood: Creating fine jewelry.
BRISTOL — Art on Main in Bristol announces its October-November 2013 featured artist exhibit, “Natural Patterns.” On display will be naturalist fish paintings by Lincoln artist Nick Mayer and baskets by Maura Clancy of Salisbury. The community is invited to a celebratory reception on Friday, Oct. 18, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery at 25 Main St.
RIPTON — The students and staff of Ripton Elementary School — including 44 students in grades pre-K through sixth — on Monday, Sept. 30, took a field trip to Middlebury College.
The day started on the athletic fields, where the Ripton students got to play with men and women from the lacrosse teams, softball team and women’s ice hockey team. Students learned to handle sticks, catch, throw, run and dodge in four different stations around the facilities.
MIDDLEBURY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) this year will be making a major change in the way it solicits gifts for local children who otherwise wouldn’t receive any this holiday season.
The organization is electing to abandon its “giving tree” program in favor of establishing a second holiday gift shop at its Community Services Center off Boardman Street.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team joined hands with the National Foundation for Cancer Research to participate in its fundraising campaign Play4theCure, in which sports teams across the country donate proceeds from at least one game to NFCR.
The Eagles raised $146 for NFCR during their games versus Missisquoi Valley Union High School this past Saturday in Bristol.
MIDDLEBURY — Nikolas Shashok, a senior at Middlebury Union High School, has been selected as a member of the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Concert Band sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe has received a promise of $300,000 in new federal funding for a program that helps improve the safety of local women and children, at a time when social service programs across Vermont are bracing for the impact of the federal government shutdown.