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July 16th, 2013
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Town leaders have applied for $1.85 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to pursue a series of improvements to the Middlebury River designed to prevent future flooding in East Middlebury.
MONKTON — For Monkton natives Galen and Moriah Helms and Starksboro native Sara Paule Koeller, what began as a quarter-acre garden on a family property in Monkton four years ago has expanded into a burgeoning farming and foraging business called Mountain Warrior.
MIDDLEBURY — When Jeanelle Achee, 22, won the Miss Vermont title this past June, perhaps the only person more excited than her in the South Burlington High School auditorium was 8-year-old Abigayle Pierro.
VERGENNES — New Vergennes Union High School co-principal Stephanie Taylor has risen rapidly in her second career working outside of the home.
After graduating from Boston’s Simmons College in 1981, the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., native and longtime Vermont resident, who was hired in May for her new post, spent time in the business world for several years, including managing a food service firm.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury will celebrate the gravestone marking of Capt. Jonathan Nichols on Thursday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m. by the Vermont Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VTSSAR) at the Old Town (Hammond-Bushey) Cemetery on Washington Street Extension. The cemetery is 8/10 mile after the intersection of Washington and Seminary streets, on the left.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center on Saturday, July 20, will host “Photo-Ethnography: A Lens on Community Culture,” taught by photographer Ned Castle. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held at the Vermont Folklife Center’s headquarters in Middlebury.
FERRISBURGH — Howard Coffin, Vermont’s premier Civil War historian, will be at Rokeby Museum on Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. to celebrate his new book, “Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont.” Coffin will shar4e stories from among the hundreds he collected from more than 200 Vermont towns.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Area Lions Club will hold its annual live charity auction on Wednesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at Vergennes Union High School. The auction raises money for the club’s many projects in the Vergennes-Bristol area. The club is again soliciting items from area merchants and individuals in the form of goods, services and/or gift certificates. Each Lion has also been asked to contribute one new item to the auction.