April 25th, 2016
NEW HAVEN — The 87th New England Hound Show will beheld Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. at The Equestry horse farm in New Haven.
A dog show specifically for active foxhounds, the New England should bring together more than 50 foxhounds from seven packs and will include English, American, PennMaryDel and Crossbred hounds.
Green Mountain Hounds is the host for the event, with hunts participating from throughout the New England region, upstate New York and Canada.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District recently received a grant of $26,343 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The grant will be used to help fund household hazardous waste collection and disposal for the district’s 20 member towns.
Residents of these towns are able to bring household hazardous waste such as paints, cleaning products, herbicides, pesticides, automotive products and many other toxic chemicals to the district’s HazWaste Center in Middlebury for safe and proper disposal, at no charge.
MIDDLEBURY — Bridge School announces the awards bestowed during its 36th annual Collar Day celebration.
Bridge School’s Collar Day derives from a 16th-century custom created by Queen Elizabeth I. She commanded her court to dress up and appear before her so that she could bestow upon them awards for unique accomplishments.
BRANDON — Classics of the silent film era return to the big screen starting in May in Brandon Town Hall, which will host another season of vintage cinema with live music in the historic facility.
It’s the sixth year of the town hall’s popular silent film series, which gives residents and visitors a chance to see great movies from the pioneering days of cinema as they were intended to be shown — on the big screen, with an audience and accompanied by live music.
ADDISON COUNTY — For Weybridge dairy farmer Nate Miller, a federal program that provides insurance against wide swings in milk and feed prices hasn’t made much of a difference to his farming operation — other than the money he’s laid out annually for premiums and administrative fees.
Miller’s operation is on the smaller end of the scale in Addison County, with a total of 54 cows and milking around 30. But the story is the same for Bob Foster of Foster Brothers Farm in Middlebury, which milks around 432 cows and has a total herd of over 500.
RIPTON — The Ripton Historical Society (RHS) will be one of the presenters at Vermont History Expo 2016 in Tunbridge on June 18 and 19. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday and Sunday, RHS officers and members will describe some significant aspects of Ripton’s history.
The Ripton Community Coffee House, a nonprofit community concert series, welcomes acoustic jazz ensemble Rhythm Future Quartet on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ripton Community House in Ripton.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.