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September 14th, 2015
BRISTOL — Bristol CORE, an organization whose goal is to maintain economic vitality in town, is gearing up to reapply for the Vermont Designated Downtown status that has helped local businesses thrive.
Since gaining Designed Downtown status for Bristol in 2006, the organization (formerly known as the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership) has raised funds to dress up downtown with new lampposts, new benches on the town green, plantings around the downtown, and safe and inviting access along Prince Lane.
I love our pond bed. Filled with robust perennials and grasses, many of prairie origin, it is more reminiscent of a meadow than a garden bed. And, situated at the far end of our back garden, it creates the perfect transition to the true meadow, full of the wild, dusky-pink Joe Pye Weed, on the other side of the pond.
MIDDLEBURY — The National Museum of the Morgan Horse (NMMH), located in Middlebury, has a large collection of archives and three-dimensional artifacts relating to the history of the Morgan horse in Vermont, New England and nationally.
The collections are on long-term loan to Middlebury College, housed in the Davis Family Library’s Special Collections. The collection includes a large number of Morgan art, including prints, paintings, photographs and drawings. There is also a large collection of manuscripts relating to famous early Morgans and their owners.
BURLINGTON — Gov. Peter Shumlin has joined with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Attorney Eric Miller, and Vermont Sheriffs’ Association President Roger Marcoux to announce a drug take-back day in Vermont on Saturday, Sept. 26,from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vermont’s drug take-back day is part of a nationwide effort being led by the DEA to ensure the safe disposal of unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Auto Class will provide a free, 29-point vehicle safety check or a reasonably-priced oil change on Thursday, Sept. 24, in conjunction with the United Way Days of Caring.
Those who make an appointment will be offered two options:
ADDISON — The Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison turns into a competition ground on Saturday, Sept. 19, for the 20th annual Northeast Open Atlatl Championship.
Astor Piazzolla is the single most important figure in the history of tango. His innovative style, which came to be known as Nueva Tango, renewed the tango tradition. A unique group of Vermont musicians will come together to present Piazzolla’s tangos at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater.
The Piazzolla Project brings together the talents of four world-class musicians to explore the surprising and always passionate sounds of the Argentinean composer. Two husband-and-wife duos joined forces to establish the Piazzolla Project.