April 25th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are warning residents to be vigilant against a phone scam being perpetrated by callers falsely claiming to be Internal Revenue Service representatives looking to obtain personal tax information.
The faux IRS callers, according to Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley, call people randomly and tell them they owe money and they will be sued or arrested if they do not comply.
MIDDLEBURY — Robert Frost biographer Jay Parini will explore the growth and popularity of Frost in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on May 4 at 7 p.m. His talk, “Robert Frost in the World,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Parini will look at Frost’s development and how he became America’s favorite poet by writing accessible poems, creating a uniquely appealing persona and pioneering the public reading of poems.
VERGENNES — The annual Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Student Art Exhibit will be held at the Bixby Library in Vergennes from Monday, May 2, to Tuesday, May 31.
This K-12 show highlights a sampling of the excellent work from students in art classes from Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Addison, Panton and Waltham.
An artist’s reception takes place on Monday, May 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the library, with music and refreshments. All are welcome.
RIPTON — Students at Ripton’s North Branch School performed an original play, “Almost Heaven,” at the school April 8 and 9.
Each year students at the North Branch School in Ripton author a play based on the school’s theme for the year. The students work together to come up with ideas, create characters, make costumes, build sets and collect props.
VERGENNES — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and help save lives in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
Each year, the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission is celebrated on May 8, the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder Henry Dunant.
In Vergennes, a blood donation day will be held on May 11 at Vergennes Union High School, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
VERGENNES — St. Peter’s Church will host a Vergennes Free Community Dinner on Sunday, May 1, from 5–6:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s parish hall.
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a home cooked meal with your neighbors, in in the parish hall at 85 South Maple St. free of charge.
The menu on May 1 will be turkey and biscuits, cole slaw, raisin rum bread pudding, ginger bread and beverages.
FERRISBURGH — Basin Harbor Club Executive Chef Christian Kruse was named Chef of the Year at the 33rd annual Vermont Tourism Summit in Killington on April 14. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce presented their Hospitality Award to Chef Kruse in recognition of his support for Vermont’s agricultural economy.
Kruse’s menus showcase local ingredients sourced from the farms and orchards that surround the 700-acre historic Basin Harbor Club on the shores of Lake Champlain. He is also Basin Harbor’s director of Food & Beverage.
VERGENNES — It was just a routine call to Vergennes police on a Monday morning, in this case Nov. 30, 2015, made by an employee of the Monkton Road branch of Merchants Bank — there were suspicious people outside the bank in a car.
But because that call was made and because police followed up, 10 days later U.S. marshals arrested a New Jersey man, Arun Aftab, 33, on a federal felony weapons charge.