September 28th, 2016
State and Washington, D.C., officials expect the release of approval sites for refugee resettlement around the country, including Rutland, by the end of this week.
Amila Merdzanovic, director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, said Monday, Sept. 26, that a decision on the city’s application is expected by Friday, Sept. 30.
VERGENNES — Until the end of the month, original watercolor paintings of Lake Champlain’s Button Bay are on display at Vergennes Wine, which is on Main Street in Vergennes.
All of the money raised from any sale of a painting will go to The Wildland Firefighter Foundation, a nonprofit that helps support families of firefighters who die while battling forest blazes. Artist Vanessa Hampton will mark proceeds for Justin Beebe of Bellows Falls, who died last month while fighting a forest fire with the U.S. Forest Service.
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.
BRISTOL — Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent Patrick Reen supports the potential unification of budgets and school governance in the five town area for a simple reason: It would be good for the kids.
“For me, the number one reason why this change is important is because it allows this organization to focus on what it wants to achieve for kids in a way that it hasn’t ever been able to do before,” Reen said.
MIDDLEBURY — On Sunday, Oct. 9, the Henry Sheldon Museum sponsors a tour featuring eight houses of worship in Middlebury village, notable embodiments of two centuries of religious culture and architectural craftsmanship.The tour is organized by Glenn Andres, Middlebury College Professor Emeritus of History, Art and Architecture. Participants may visit the eight churches in any order between 1-5 p.m.
CLARENDON — Elisabeth Kulas, executive director of the Housing Trust of Rutland County, will be recognized next week for promoting smart growth, energy efficiency, renewable energy and strong communities through the development of affordable housing.
Kulas, of Clarendon, will receive the Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership from the Vermont Natural Resources Council at VNRC’s annual meeting on Sept. 29, at the Inn at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield.