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July 30th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking into the disappearance of a four-foot-tall cement statue of an African American male holding a lantern, which was apparently stolen from a Hancock residence last week.
It’s high summer and already some of us are contemplating next year’s garden. Perhaps this fall we will move some plants from one spot to another or maybe dig a completely new bed. And so the gardening cycle continues.
ORWELL — Another Vermont History Expo is behind us. The Orwell Historical Society Museum’s One Room Schoolhouse exhibit (a smaller version of a permanent display) may have only taken a few weeks to prepare for, and a solid week to design and build, but if the comments in our guest book are any indication the time and effort paid off in dividends.
ADDISON COUNTY — As the state Agency of Agriculture debates whether to implement new regulations on farmers in the Missisquoi Bay watershed in an effort to cut down on phosphorus pollution, farmers in Addison County say more regulation is not the answer.
“The regulations that we have, including the Accepted Agricultural Practices, are adequate,” said Bill Moore, legislative director for the Vermont Farm Bureau.
MIDDLEBURY — If you find you have overdue fines at Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library this August, be sure to bring peanut butter, diapers, soup, fruits or veggies with you when you return your books.
From Aug. 1-15, Ilsley patrons with outstanding fines will be able to pay them off with canned foods instead of cash.
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories on summer theater in Ripton.
RIPTON — Actor Jonathan Fried’s connection with summer theater at Bread Loaf began with “Macbeth.”
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.