February 13th, 2017
CASTLETON — The following students were named to the Castleton University president’s list for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year.
Emily Booska of Leicester; Cassandra Fyles of Orwell; Nicole Fyles of Leicester; Stephanie LaFountain of Brandon; Amber Leavitt of Bristol; Samantha Marszalkowski of Panton; Kelsey Scarborough of Brandon; Sydney Smith of Orwell; Allyson Stearns of Vergennes; and Siri Swanson of Orwell.
DURHAM, N.H. — The following students have been named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2016 semester: Cynthia Holler of Addison earned High Honors; Burke Farrell of East Middlebury earned Honors; Michelle Peterson of Middlebury earned Honors; Zoe Parsons of Middlebury earned Honors; and Dacey Anechiarico of Whiting earned High Honors.
Named after a 19th-century German poet, the Morgenstern Piano Trio will perform in Robison Hall at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
The concert program will include Germaine Tailleferre’s ravishingly beautiful Piano Trio; Maurice Ravel’s Baroque-inspired Piano Trio in A Minor; and Vermont composer Pierre Jalbert’s Piano Trio No. 2, written specifically for the Morgenstern Trio.
BRIDPORT — Local legislators on Monday criticized Gov. Phil Scott’s proposal that school districts budget the same amount of spending for fiscal year 2018 as they are for this year, saying such a move would unfairly restrict local budget planners and could run counter to a 20-year-old Vermont Supreme Court ruling on education funding.
MIDDLEBURY — This Sunday, Feb. 12, Middlebury’s religious community will hold a public discussion on the impacts of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order restricting citizens and refugees from seven Muslim countries from entering the United States.
Organized by the Rev. Andy Nagy-Benson of the Congregational Church of Middlebury and Emily Joselson of Havurah, the Addison County Jewish Community, the event will feature a panel of local residents who are Muslim.
BRISTOL — “It’s a well-built school. It’s a steel-frame building. It’s got a brick façade to it. It holds its heat very well,” Alden Harwood said of the Mount Abraham Union High School, which opened to students in 1969.
“But it’s an old building. It’s a 1960s-vintage building that needs more than a facelift,” he cautioned. “We’re starting to see many things that are at the end of their useful life.”
STARKSBORO — Christiane Kokubo has seen many Hispanic people, most of them migrant workers, visit the Open Door Clinic (ODC) in Middlebury to receive free health care services. Kokubo, a communications specialist with ODC, never ceases to be touched by the stories of perseverance and isolation that these migrant workers convey to her while receiving vital medical attention.
Kokubo is currently viewing the migrant workers’ story from a decidedly different angle.
MONKTON — Last Resort Farm’s Eugenie Doyle has been farming for over three decades and writing poems, essays and stories for almost as many years. Her latest work, the award-winning picture book “Sleep Tight Farm,” celebrates the farming life.
Best read, as the Monkton resident suggests, snuggled up with a little kid as a bedtime book, “Sleep Tight Farm” is a paean to the enduring rhythms of work and season that keep people rooted in the Green Mountain State.