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September 4th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has just eclipsed the 2 millionth rider mark, a substantial achievement for a non-profit organization that got its start 23 years ago coordinating individual rides for transportation-challenged residents.
CORNWALL — Brian Kemp will serve the balance of late Cornwall Selectman Dave Sears’ term until Town Meeting Day next March.
Cornwall selectboard members picked Kemp at their Sept. 1 meeting, according to Cornwall Town Clerk Sue Johnson. Resident Frank Broughton had also been in the running to fill the seat.
Kemp is the manager of Mountain Meadows Farm, an organic beef operation in Sudbury. He is also president of the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition
MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is hosting Woofstock: Walk for the Animals, on Saturday, Sept. 19. This is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Memorial Sports Center in Middlebury. The 2-mile walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Dogs are invited and encouraged to participate. The event will culminate with a 40th birthday party for the shelter, complete with cupcakes, party favors and music.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Elementary School Board is seeking a Bristol resident interested in serving on the five-member elementary school board as a result of a recent vacancy. Sheryl Thurber has submitted her letter of resignation to the board. Her term will expire in March 2016.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Interfaith Action will host a statewide series of discussions titled “Building Vermont’s Moral Economy.” Public Assets Institute will co-sponsor the series and provide a presentation at each event. One of those discussions will be held in Middlebury on Friday, Sept. 25, from 8-9:30 am. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Main St.
MIDDLEBURY — Opera Company of Middlebury will present one of the glories of English music, “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell, in three semi-staged concert performances at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury the weekend of Oct. 16.
This will be the first time Opera Company of Middlebury (OCM) will present a Baroque opera. “Dido and Aeneas” premiered in 1689 and is generally considered the first great English opera.
VERGENNES — It truly pays to live in a small community. Recently, one of our hearing-impaired students at Northlands Job Corps came to an abrupt halt in her training. That was the day that Ashley Knudsen’s battery in her hearing aid stopped working.
Ashley, 22, came to Northlands a little over a year ago from Rhode Island. Ashley’s hearing deficit came after a childhood injury. She is set to complete the office administration trade in October and is hoping to permanently relocate to Vermont after completing the program.