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June 27th, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — Future young patients at Porter Hospital will owe a debt of gratitude to 11-year-old Jamee Barnum, who recently turned 10 days of post-operative boredom into a quest to provide entertainment options for other recuperating kids.
It was back in late March that the New Haven resident took ill — while eating her own birthday cake, no less. Her parents took her to Porter Hospital, where she received a disturbing diagnosis: Her appendix had ruptured, requiring speedy surgery.
MIDDLEBURY — The Mary Hogan Elementary School (ID-4) board is looking to fill two vacancies in the wake of recent resignations.
Board member Ruth Hardy has stepped down from the board in anticipation of a long-term family commitment abroad. She was in her first three-year term on the seven-member panel.
Serena Eddy-Moulton, an eight-year veteran of the board and its former chairwoman, also stepped down recently, citing a need to spend more time with family.
JAY — What do skiing and dairy farming have in common?
Not much, it might seem, but two New England organizations would beg to differ. On June 5, Ski Vermont presented its first donation of $8,495 to Keep Local Farms, a Massachusetts organization.
“The skiing and farming economies run deep throughout our local communities,” said Ski Vermont president Parker Riehle. “Working together is vital to ensure the future success of these two iconic Vermont industries.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office will soon be in the market for a new, part-time prosecutor to focus on cases involving crimes against women.
Addison County Deputy State’s Attorney Teri Ames will be stepping down from her job this Wednesday, June 30, to spend more time with family.
Believe it or not, my mother wanted me to carry a large head of lettuce for my bridal bouquet. “It would be beautiful,” she said, “I have always pictured it!” A head of lettuce is indeed a beautiful thing — in terms of color, texture, even form. But I managed to over-rule her on that detail.
The biggest crowd in Pocock Rocks history turned out for the third-annual music and street festival in Bristl on Saturday, June 18. Bands like The Grift and Waylon Speed cranked out thumping tunes, while various food, alocohol and craft vendors intermingled with a vibrant Addison County community, together basking in the bright June sun.
ADDISON COUNTY — Throughout Addison County, residents might notice a blue Toyota Prius with the license plate “PLUG IN.” That’s the new plug-in hybrid vehicle that the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) is using to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, cut costs and, planners hope, help drive Vermont into the future.