November 17th, 2015
A few weeks ago, a friend invited me to go to the Trader Joe’s grocery store in South Burlington.
Although this Trader Joe’s – the only one in Vermont – opened in May 2014, I had never visited it. I had, in fact, resisted opportunities to visit it, just as I generally resist chances to go to Costco, or Home Depot, or WalMart.
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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher draws much of his literary inspiration from the people and places in his native Northeast Kingdom. But he occasionally strays to points north or south for complementary characters, as he did with his latest book, “God’s Kingdom,” which includes a cast member loosely based on Alexander Twilight of Middlebury College fame.
MIDDLEBURY — Rain gardens are designed to be both attractive and functional, to enhance a property and make people happy while they do the dirty work of trapping and filtering stormwater, thus keeping pollutants out of the lake, explained LandWorks landscape architect Patrick Olstad, who designed the 2013 rain garden at the Marble Works.
MIDDLEBURY — “We’re going to cut out a lot of asphalt,” said Patrick Olstad, a landscape architect with LandWorks, in describing his firm’s plan for updating a part of Rutland that should decrease water runoff — and therefore pollution — into Otter Creek.
VERGENNES — Addison Superior Court Judge Samuel Hoar Jr. on Nov. 2 dismissed a civil lawsuit filed against Vergennes by an East Street resident that was related to the city’s failed attempt to build a preschool playground near the city’s East Street swimming pool.
That quarter-acre project, originally estimated at $42,000, was to be funded by a $21,000 grant and by another $21,000 from the city’s Water Tower Fund. City officials walked away from the playground proposal when the cost escalated after a year of delays.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven has announced a free work-in-progress script reading in Middlebury for his next planned film project, “Wetware,” a noir thriller set in the near future and based on Craig Nova’s novel of the same name. The reading will feature local actors, and will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Town Hall Theater. This is the second of two readings; the first is on Nov. 15 in Burlington.
VERGENNES — A Vergennes native and his wife returned to the United States from a world air rifle competition with some medals in their pockets.
Doug Miller, who graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1962, and his wife, Vipha, competed for Team USA at the WRABF World Benchrest Championships in Brisbane, Australia, this past summer.