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August 3rd, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has achieved another milestone in carbon savings and reduction of operating expenses. The Community Transportation Center (CTC) on Creek Road in Middlebury is now harnessing the power of the sun to provide most of its electric energy needs. The installation of the 180-panel rooftop solar system also completes the construction of the CTC. It was made possible by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration and matching donations from community supporters.
BRANDON — Mei Mei Brown is a sucker for cats. A lifelong lover of felines, she is also the driving force behind the Brandon Feral Cat Assistance Program, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Thanks to Brown’s diligence and love for the animal, what was once a big problem in Brandon is now under control. Over the last decade, 166 feral, or wild, cats have been trapped, spayed or neutered, and released or adopted.
“Yes, I am the crazy cat lady,” Brown joked in an interview last week.
MIDDLEBURY — Officials at R.L. Vallee Inc. said their company’s Maplefields convenience store and filling station at 60 North Pleasant St. (Route 7) in Middlebury will reopen in late August after an ongoing expansion project that will bring some new services and amenities to the Middlebury location.
MIDDLEBURY — The National Museum of the Morgan Horse (NMMH) announces a new exhibit of photographs taken at the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge by Brett Simison, titled the “Vermont Morgan Horse.” The exhibit will open on Friday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. and will be on display through mid-September.
MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery’s second Middlebury location, Edgewater on the Green, is finally open. The gallery is celebrating its new Merchants Row space with an exhibit by Rory Jackson titled “Weather the Storm.”
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will once again provide free rides for visitors to Addison County Fair and Field Days, thanks to the support of Champlain Valley Equipment. Daily runs will occur via the expanded Tri-Town Shuttle Bus Route from Tuesday, Aug. 5, to Saturday, Aug. 9. Fairgoers can access this service in Middlebury, Bristol, New Haven and Vergennes.
BRANDON — Members of Otter Valley Union’s Walking Stick Theatre Company are in the final weeks of rehearsal for their upcoming trip to Scotland and the famed Fringe Festival, a month-long, international celebration of performing arts.
DENVER — The Middlebury College baseball team suffered a rough season this past spring; the Panthers managed just four wins. But, despite the losing record, junior relief pitcher Mark Dickerson’s enthusiasm for the game remained strong as the NESCAC season drew to a close in early May.
So the six-foot, four-inch hurler decided to take his baseball skills west — at least for the summer.