July 16th, 2013
VERGENNES — New Vergennes Union High School co-principal Stephanie Taylor has risen rapidly in her second career working outside of the home.
After graduating from Boston’s Simmons College in 1981, the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., native and longtime Vermont resident, who was hired in May for her new post, spent time in the business world for several years, including managing a food service firm.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury will celebrate the gravestone marking of Capt. Jonathan Nichols on Thursday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m. by the Vermont Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VTSSAR) at the Old Town (Hammond-Bushey) Cemetery on Washington Street Extension. The cemetery is 8/10 mile after the intersection of Washington and Seminary streets, on the left.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center on Saturday, July 20, will host “Photo-Ethnography: A Lens on Community Culture,” taught by photographer Ned Castle. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held at the Vermont Folklife Center’s headquarters in Middlebury.
FERRISBURGH — Howard Coffin, Vermont’s premier Civil War historian, will be at Rokeby Museum on Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. to celebrate his new book, “Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont.” Coffin will shar4e stories from among the hundreds he collected from more than 200 Vermont towns.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Area Lions Club will hold its annual live charity auction on Wednesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at Vergennes Union High School. The auction raises money for the club’s many projects in the Vergennes-Bristol area. The club is again soliciting items from area merchants and individuals in the form of goods, services and/or gift certificates. Each Lion has also been asked to contribute one new item to the auction.
MIDDLEBURY — Several area businesses will be teaming up to raise money for the Middlebury Fire Department the weekend of July 19-20 as part of a fundraiser in honor of former firefighter Adam Myers.
Myers was a dedicated member of the Middlebury Fire Department until his tragic death in a car accident on July 20, 2011. He left behind a loving wife, two sons and many more friends and family along with a legacy of community service.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Congress late last week that the proposed $52 billion in cuts to the military as a result of sequestation would wreak havoc on the armed services and weaken the nation’s military readiness. It was a plea that grabbed 15 minutes of airtime, then faded almost as fast. Why?
This week’s writer is Jake Brown, the communications/government affairs director for the Vermont Natural Resources Council.
The recent climate action plan laid out by President Obama demonstrates bold leadership. It could chart a clear path forward on energy and climate action for our country, and the world.
This speech, while overdue, is an important challenge to America: If we harness our collective ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit we can turn a potential crisis into opportunity. It is a very positive step.